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The History of Somalia (Hardcover): Raphael Chijioke Njoku The History of Somalia (Hardcover)
Raphael Chijioke Njoku
R1,541 Discovery Miles 15 410 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book vividly depicts Somalia from its pre-colonial period to the present day, documenting the tumultuous history of a nation that has faced many challenges. Somalia is a nation with a history that stretches back more than ten millennia to the beginnings of human civilization. This book provides sweeping coverage of Somalia's history ranging from the earliest times to its modern-day status as a country of ten million inhabitants, providing a unique social-scientific treatment of the nation's key issues across ethnic and regional boundaries. The book addresses not only Somali sociocultural and political history but also covers Somalia's administration and economy, secessionist movements, civil and regional wars, and examines the dynamics of state collapse, democratization, terrorism, and piracy in contemporary times. The author details the extremely rich history of the Somali people and their customs while documenting past history, enabling readers to make meaning out of the country's ongoing crisis.

Reflections of a Transborder Anthropologist - From Netzahualcoyotl to Aztlan (Paperback): Carlos G. Velez-Ibanez Reflections of a Transborder Anthropologist - From Netzahualcoyotl to Aztlan (Paperback)
Carlos G. Velez-Ibanez
R903 Discovery Miles 9 030 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Body Counts - The Vietnam War and Militarized Refugees (Paperback): Yen Le Espiritu Body Counts - The Vietnam War and Militarized Refugees (Paperback)
Yen Le Espiritu
R646 R514 Discovery Miles 5 140 Save R132 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

"Body Counts: The Vietnam War and Militarized Refuge(es)" examines how the Vietnam War has continued to serve as a stage for the shoring up of American imperialist adventure and for the (re)production of American and Vietnamese American identities. Focusing on the politics of war memory and commemoration, this book retheorizes the connections among history, memory, and power and refashions the fields of American studies, Asian American studies, and refugee studies not around the narratives of American exceptionalism, immigration, and transnationalism but around the crucial issues of war, race, and violence--and the history and memories that are forged in the aftermath of war. At the same time, the book moves decisively away from the "damage-centered" approach that pathologizes loss and trauma by detailing how first- and second-generation Vietnamese have created alternative memories and epistemologies that challenge the established public narratives of the Vietnam War and Vietnamese people. Explicitly interdisciplinary, "Body Counts" moves between the humanities and social sciences, drawing on historical, ethnographic, cultural, and virtual evidence in order to illuminate the places where Vietnamese refugees have managed to conjure up social, public, and collective remembering.

South Sudan's Injustice System - Law and Activism on the Frontline (Paperback): Rachel Ibreck South Sudan's Injustice System - Law and Activism on the Frontline (Paperback)
Rachel Ibreck; Preface by Alex de Waal
R450 R372 Discovery Miles 3 720 Save R78 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

'An outstanding feat based on in-depth research in a difficult setting ... this book uncovers the dysfunctions of law and the bravery of South Sudan's activists struggling for justice.' Mark Fathi Massoud, University of California, Santa Cruz.

Learning Race, Learning Place - Shaping Racial Identities and Ideas in African American Childhoods (Paperback): Erin Winkler Learning Race, Learning Place - Shaping Racial Identities and Ideas in African American Childhoods (Paperback)
Erin Winkler
R779 Discovery Miles 7 790 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In an American society both increasingly diverse and increasingly segregated, the signals children receive about race are more confusing than ever. In this context, how do children negotiate and make meaning of multiple and conflicting messages to develop their own ideas about race? Learning Race, Learning Place engages this question using in-depth interviews with an economically diverse group of African American children and their mothers. Through these rich narratives, Erin N. Winkler seeks to reorient the way we look at how children develop their ideas about race through the introduction of a new framework-comprehensive racial learning-that shows the importance of considering this process from children's points of view and listening to their interpretations of their experiences, which are often quite different from what the adults around them expect or intend. At the children's prompting, Winkler examines the roles of multiple actors and influences, including gender, skin tone, colour-blind rhetoric, peers, family, media, school, and, especially, place. She brings to the fore the complex and understudied power of place, positing that while children's racial identities and experiences are shaped by a national construction of race, they are also specific to a particular place that exerts both direct and indirect influence on their racial identities and ideas.

Learning Race, Learning Place - Shaping Racial Identities and Ideas in African American Childhoods (Hardcover): Erin Winkler Learning Race, Learning Place - Shaping Racial Identities and Ideas in African American Childhoods (Hardcover)
Erin Winkler
R2,672 Discovery Miles 26 720 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In an American society both increasingly diverse and increasingly segregated, the signals children receive about race are more confusing than ever. In this context, how do children negotiate and make meaning of multiple and conflicting messages to develop their own ideas about race? Learning Race, Learning Place engages this question using in-depth interviews with an economically diverse group of African American children and their mothers. Through these rich narratives, Erin N. Winkler seeks to reorient the way we look at how children develop their ideas about race through the introduction of a new framework-comprehensive racial learning-that shows the importance of considering this process from children's points of view and listening to their interpretations of their experiences, which are often quite different from what the adults around them expect or intend. At the children's prompting, Winkler examines the roles of multiple actors and influences, including gender, skin tone, colour-blind rhetoric, peers, family, media, school, and, especially, place. She brings to the fore the complex and understudied power of place, positing that while children's racial identities and experiences are shaped by a national construction of race, they are also specific to a particular place that exerts both direct and indirect influence on their racial identities and ideas.

Re-Imagine - India-UK Cultural Relations in the 21st Century (Hardcover): Re-Imagine - India-UK Cultural Relations in the 21st Century (Hardcover)
R416 R340 Discovery Miles 3 400 Save R76 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Two hundred years of shared history had a period of recess, neither country investing actively in building a contemporary relationship. The result: India does not know contemporary Britain and Britain has little idea of how the new India is emerging. The past offers a strong platform for rebuilding a new relationship, but it has to be based on an equal footing, recognizing the cultural nuances and current ambitions of both nations. Shrabani Basu, who as editor provides the overview that strings together all the essays, is also on the committee of Project 400 that commemorates the arrival of the first Indian in England and the departure from India in 1614 of the first ambassador to the Mughal Court, Sir Thomas Roe. She traces the people to people links over four hundred years that create an overlapping history of the two nations and raised the question how a relationship forged on a common love for cricket, curry, parliamentary democracy and the English language can be taken forward gainfully in the twenty-first century, at a time when both countries face uncomfortable problems as they look into the future.

The Other Catholics - Remaking America's Largest Religion (Paperback): Julie Byrne The Other Catholics - Remaking America's Largest Religion (Paperback)
Julie Byrne
R535 R473 Discovery Miles 4 730 Save R62 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Independent Catholics are not formally connected to the pope in Rome. They practice apostolic succession, seven sacraments, and devotion to the saints. But without a pope, they can change quickly and experiment freely, with some affirming communion for the divorced, women's ordination, clerical marriage, and same-sex marriage. From their early modern origins in the Netherlands to their contemporary proliferation in the United States, these "other Catholics" represent an unusually liberal, mobile, and creative version of America's largest religion. In The Other Catholics, Julie Byrne shares the remarkable history and current activity of independent Catholics, who number at least two hundred communities and a million members across the United States. She focuses in particular on the Church of Antioch, one of the first Catholic groups to ordain women in modern times. Through archival documents and interviews, Byrne tells the story of the unforgettable leaders and surprising influence of these understudied churches, which, when included in Catholic history, change the narrative arc and total shape of modern Catholicism. As Pope Francis fights to soften Roman doctrines with a pastoral touch and his fellow Roman bishops push back with equal passion, independent Catholics continue to leap ahead of Roman reform, keeping key Catholic traditions but adding a progressive difference.

Against Humanity - Lessons from the Lord's Resistance Army (Paperback): Sam Dubal Against Humanity - Lessons from the Lord's Resistance Army (Paperback)
Sam Dubal
R646 R514 Discovery Miles 5 140 Save R132 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

"Gunya is a woman in her late twenties. Soldiers of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) abducted her when she was eleven years old and forcefully conscripted her into the rebel ranks. Gunya spent a little over a decade with the rebels before deserting. While there, she gave birth to a son with Onen, an LRA soldier. Though abducted, she expresses her continued support for the LRA and their tactics, admitting that she sometimes thinks of going back to the lum [bush] when life becomes hard as a civilian at home." This is not a book about crimes against humanity. Rather, it is an indictment of the very idea of humanity, the concept that lies at the heart of human rights and humanitarian missions. Based on fieldwork in northern Uganda, anthropologist and medical doctor Sam Dubal brings readers into the inner circle of the Lord's Resistance Army, an insurgent group accused of rape, forced conscription of children, and inhumane acts of violence. Dubal speaks with former LRA rebels as they find personal meaning in wartime violence, politics, and spirituality-experiences that observers often place outside of humanity's boundaries. What emerges is an unorthodox and provocative question: What would it mean to be truly against humanity? And how does one honor life existing outside hegemonic notions of the good?

Shahaama - Five Egyptian Men Tell Their Stories (Paperback): Nayra Atiya Shahaama - Five Egyptian Men Tell Their Stories (Paperback)
Nayra Atiya; Foreword by Andrea Rugh; Afterword by Roger Allen
R399 R322 Discovery Miles 3 220 Save R77 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Between the late 1970s and the early 1980s, Nayra Atiya gathered the oral histories of five Egyptian men: a fisherman, an attorney, a scholar, a businessman, and a production manager. Through personal interviews over the course of several years, Atiya intimately captured the everyday triumphs and struggles of these young men in a rapidly changing Egyptian society. These tender stories of childhood experiences in the rural countryside, of the rigors of schooling, and of the many challenges in navigating adulthood shed light on both the rich diversity of Egyptian society and the values and traditions that are shared by all Egyptians. The concept of shahaama-a code of honor that demands loyalty, generosity, and a readiness to help others-is threaded throughout the narratives, reflecting its deeply rooted presence in Egyptian culture. Moving beyond leaden stereotypes of the oppressive Middle Eastern male, these candid selfportraits reveal the complexity of male identity in contemporary Egyptian society, highlighting the men-s desires for economically viable lives, the same desires that fuel the many Egyptians today working toward revolutionary change.

Disenchanting Citizenship - Mexican Migrants and the Boundaries of Belonging (Hardcover, New): Luis Plascencia Disenchanting Citizenship - Mexican Migrants and the Boundaries of Belonging (Hardcover, New)
Luis Plascencia
R2,675 Discovery Miles 26 750 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Central to contemporary debates in the United States on migration and migrant policy is the idea of citizenship, and this issue remains a focal point of contention. In Disenchanting Citizenship, Luis F. B. Plascencia examines two interrelated issues: U.S. citizenship and the Mexican migrants' position in the United States. The book explores the meaning of U.S. citizenship through the experience of a unique group of Mexican migrants who were granted Temporary Status under the ""legalization"" provisions of the 1986 IRCA, attained Lawful Permanent Residency, and later became U.S. citizens. Plascencia integrates an extensive and multifaceted collection of interviews, ethnographic fieldwork, ethno-historical research, and public policy analysis in examining efforts that promote the acquisition of citizenship, the teaching of citizenship classes, and naturalisation ceremonies. He argues that the acquisition of citizenship can lead to disenchantment with the very status desired. In the end, Plascencia expands our understanding of the dynamics of U.S. citizenship as a form of membership and belonging. |Central to contemporary debates in the United States on migration and migrant policy is the idea of citizenship, and this issue remains a focal point of contention. In Disenchanting Citizenship, Luis F. B. Plascencia examines two interrelated issues: U.S. citizenship and the Mexican migrants' position in the United States. The book explores the meaning of U.S. citizenship through the experience of a unique group of Mexican migrants who were granted Temporary Status under the ""legalization"" provisions of the 1986 IRCA, attained Lawful Permanent Residency, and later became U.S. citizens. Plascencia integrates an extensive and multifaceted collection of interviews, ethnographic fieldwork, ethno-historical research, and public policy analysis in examining efforts that promote the acquisition of citizenship, the teaching of citizenship classes, and naturalisation ceremonies. He argues that the acquisition of citizenship can lead to disenchantment with the very status desired. In the end, Plascencia expands our understanding of the dynamics of U.S. citizenship as a form of membership and belonging.

Companion to European Heritage Revivals (Paperback, 2014 ed.): Linde Egberts, Koos Bosma Companion to European Heritage Revivals (Paperback, 2014 ed.)
Linde Egberts, Koos Bosma
R1,284 R918 Discovery Miles 9 180 Save R366 (29%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Are you organising an international heritage project? Turning a so-called 'heritage revival' into a meaningful experience for the general public can be a challenge to historians, archaeologists, museum conservators and tourism professionals alike. This "Companion to European Heritage Revivals "offers inspiration and new ideas to those who want to engage a large, international audience in activities which bring the past to life. It offers a critical examination of the field s basic concepts and discusses a vast array of 'heritage revival tools', including games, historical re-enactments, 3D-visualisations, films, television documentaries, spatial designs and most importantly, international heritage routes. Through many case studies, this book demonstrates how various aspects of heritage can be effectively presented by linking historical places and landscapes in a single revival to create a multifaceted but coherent whole. Above all, it shows the exceptional success achieved by projects which consistently focus on creating meaningful experiences together with individual users."

Sovietistan - Travels in Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan (Hardcover): Erika Fatland Sovietistan - Travels in Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan (Hardcover)
Erika Fatland
R607 R488 Discovery Miles 4 880 Save R119 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan became free of the Soviet Union in 1991. But though they are new to modern statehood, this is a region rich in ancient history, culture, and landscapes unlike anywhere else in the world. Traveling alone, Erika Fatland is a true adventurer in every sense. In Sovietistan, she takes the reader on a compassionate and insightful journey to explore how their Soviet heritage has influenced these countries, with governments experimenting with both democracy and dictatorships. In Kyrgyzstani villages, she meets victims of the tradition of bride snatching; she visits the huge and desolate Polygon in Kazakhstan where the Soviet Union tested explosions of nuclear bombs; she meets shrimp gatherers on the banks of the dried out Aral Sea; she witnesses the fall of a dictator. She travels incognito through Turkmenistan, a country that is closed to journalists. She meets exhausted human rights activists in Kazakhstan, survivors from the massacre in Osh in 2010, and German Mennonites that found paradise on the Kyrgyzstani plains 200 years ago. We learn how ancient customs clash with gas production and witness the underlying conflicts between ethnic Russians and the majority in a country that is slowly building its future in nationalist colors. Once the frontier of the Soviet Union, life follows another pace of time. Amidst the treasures of Samarkand and the brutalist Soviet architecture, Sovietistan is a rare and unforgettable adventure.

Mobile and Marginalized Peoples - Perspectives from the Past (Hardcover): Rudolf C. Heredia, Shereen F. Ratnagar Mobile and Marginalized Peoples - Perspectives from the Past (Hardcover)
Rudolf C. Heredia, Shereen F. Ratnagar
R1,020 R810 Discovery Miles 8 100 Save R210 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The specific themes covered in this volume are modernisation and the victimisation of the disadvantaged; nomadic pastoralism and tribal organisation as separate from the state; the rise of chiefships or states in regions where it was pastoralism rather than agriculture that produced wealth; artisanal mobility and the kinds of crafts produced by pastoralists; the desertions of agrarian settled regions in the past; the forms of incorporation of tribal society into feudal states; shifting cultivation and its relationships with peasantry and local markets; and the gradual changes effected in pastoral society in early Tamilakam. This volume is based on a symposium sponsored by the Social Science Centre, which is engaged in action-oriented participatory research on issues of current concern. Its publications include Tribal Education for Community Development (1989); and Tribal Identity and Minority Status: The Katkari Nomads in Transition (1994).

A Primer for Forgetting - Getting Past the Past (Hardcover, Main): Lewis Hyde A Primer for Forgetting - Getting Past the Past (Hardcover, Main)
Lewis Hyde 1
R470 R375 Discovery Miles 3 750 Save R95 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

We live in a culture that prizes memory - how much we can store, the quality of what's preserved, how we might better document and retain the moments of our life while fighting off the nightmare of losing all that we have experienced. But what if forgetfulness were seen not as something to fear, but rather as a blessing, a balm, a path to peace and forgiveness? A Primer for Forgetting is a remarkable experiment in scholarship, autobiography and social criticism. It forges a new vision of forgetfulness by assembling fragments of art and writing from the ancient world to the modern, weighing the potential boons forgetfulness might offer the present moment as a philosophical and political force. It also turns inward, using the author's own life and memory as a canvas upon which to extol the virtues of a concept too long taken as an evil. Drawing material from Hesiod to Jorge Luis Borges to Elizabeth Bishop to Archbishop Desmond Tutu, from myths and legends to very real and recent traumas both personal and historical, A Primer for Forgetting is a unique and remarkable synthesis that only Lewis Hyde could have produced.

New Orleans - The Making of an Urban Landscape (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Peirce F. Lewis New Orleans - The Making of an Urban Landscape (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Peirce F. Lewis; Foreword by Karen Kingsley
R992 R702 Discovery Miles 7 020 Save R290 (29%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

By weaving in a single narrative the city's siting, geography, spatial qualities, culture, economy, society, and tragedy, it affords us an exceptional insight into the city as it is today, and remains a passionate journey through one of our nation's most fascinating places.""--from Karen Kingsley's foreword. In his now classic work of historical geography, originally published in 1976, Lewis traces the rise and expansion of New Orleans through four major historical periods. Newly reissued by the University of Virginia Press, this second edition offers a revised and greatly expanded look at this unique community on the Mississippi Delta?""a fearsome place, difficult enough for building houses, lunacy for wharves and skyscrapers""?with a new foreword that situates Lewis's work post-Katrina, and argues that it remains as insightful and compelling today as it was before the hurricane made landfall in August 2005.

The Cambridge Companion to Religious Experience (Paperback): Paul K. Moser, Chad Meister The Cambridge Companion to Religious Experience (Paperback)
Paul K. Moser, Chad Meister
R609 R485 Discovery Miles 4 850 Save R124 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

For centuries, theologians and philosophers, among others, have examined the nature of religious experience. Students and scholars unfamiliar with the vast literature face a daunting task in grasping the main issues surrounding the topic of religious experience. The Cambridge Companion to Religious Experience offers an original introduction to its topic. Going beyond an introduction, it is a state-of-the-art overview of the topic, with critical analyses of and creative insights into its subject. Religious experience is discussed from various interdisciplinary perspectives, from religious perspectives inside and outside traditional monotheistic religions, and from various topical perspectives. Written by leading scholars in clear and accessible prose, this book is an ideal resource for undergraduate and graduate students, teachers, and scholars across many disciplines.

Genomic Architecture of Schizophrenia Across Diverse Genetic Isolates - A Study of Dagestan Populations (Hardcover, 1st ed.... Genomic Architecture of Schizophrenia Across Diverse Genetic Isolates - A Study of Dagestan Populations (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016)
Kazima Bulayeva, Oleg Bulayev, Stephen Glatt
R3,113 R2,810 Discovery Miles 28 100 Save R303 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book presents a long-term study in genetic isolates of indigenous small ethnics of Dagestan, located in the North-East part of Caucasus in Russia. Dagestan is characterized by extreme cultural and linguistic differences in a small geographic area and contains 26 indigenous ethnic groups. According to archeological data these indigenous highland ethnics have been living in the same area for more than ten thousand years. Our long-term population-genetic study of Dagestan indigenous ethnic groups indicates their close relation to each other and suggests that they evolved from one common ancestral meta-population. Dagestan has an extremely high genetic diversity between ethnic populations and a low genetic diversity within them. Such genetic isolates are exceptional resources for the detection of susceptibility genes for complex diseases because of the reduction in genetic and clinical heterogeneity. The founder effect and gene drift in these primary isolates may have caused aggregation of specific haplotypes with limited numbers of pathogenic alleles and loci in some isolates relative to others. The book presents a study in four ethnically and demographically diverse genetic isolates with aggregation of schizophrenia that we ascertained within our Dagestan Genetic Heritage Research Project. The results obtained support the notion that mapping genes of any complex disease (e.g., schizophrenia) in demographically older genetic isolates may be more time and cost effective due to their high clinical and genetic homogeneity, in comparison with demographically younger isolates, especially with genetically heterogeneous outbred populations.

Hiding in Plain Sight - The Pursuit of War Criminals from Nuremberg to the War on Terror (Hardcover): Eric Stover, Victor... Hiding in Plain Sight - The Pursuit of War Criminals from Nuremberg to the War on Terror (Hardcover)
Eric Stover, Victor Peskin, Alexa Koenig
R691 R551 Discovery Miles 5 510 Save R140 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Hiding in Plain Sight tells the story of the global effort to apprehend the world's most wanted fugitives. Beginning with the flight of tens of thousands of Nazi war criminals and their collaborators after World War II, then moving on to the question of justice following the recent Balkan wars and the Rwandan genocide, and ending with the establishment of the International Criminal Court and America's pursuit of suspected terrorists in the aftermath of 9/11, the book explores the range of diplomatic and military strategies-both successful and unsuccessful-that states and international courts have adopted to pursue and capture war crimes suspects. It is a story fraught with broken promises, backroom politics, ethical dilemmas, and daring escapades-all in the name of international justice and human rights. Hiding in Plain Sight is a companion book to the public television documentary Dead Reckoning: Postwar Justice from World War II to The War on Terror. For more information about the documentary, visit www.pbs.org/wnet/dead-reckoning/. And for more information about the Human Rights Center, visit hrc.berkeley.edu.

Are Black Men Doomed? (Hardcover): Alford A. Young Are Black Men Doomed? (Hardcover)
Alford A. Young
R918 R852 Discovery Miles 8 520 Save R66 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Life for too many African American men is a battle with extreme disadvantage, a fight for survival, and a struggle for dignity in a society which labels them a "problem." For more than thirty years, most of the effort put toward addressing the crisis of black men has centered on what they must do to improve their condition. Without neglecting that perspective, Are Black Men Doomed? radically shifts the focus. This urgent intervention explores how a damning portrait of Black men as incorrigibly pernicious has been built and persists, and how the voice of these men themselves has been ignored. It astutely argues that improving prospects for Black men requires that society fully come to terms with the narrow and incomplete vision it has sustained about these men. It then shows us the means to hear, understand, and value them, offering a new vision rooted in reinterpretation and redemption.

Becoming Salmon - Aquaculture and the Domestication of a Fish (Hardcover): Marianne Elisabeth Lien Becoming Salmon - Aquaculture and the Domestication of a Fish (Hardcover)
Marianne Elisabeth Lien
R1,763 R1,316 Discovery Miles 13 160 Save R447 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Becoming Salmon is the first ethnographic account of salmon aquaculture, the most recent turn in the human history of animal domestication. In this careful and nuanced study, Marianne Elisabeth Lien explores how the growth of marine domestication has blurred traditional distinctions between fish and animals, recasting farmed fish as sentient beings, capable of feeling pain and subject to animal-welfare legislation. Drawing on fieldwork on and off salmon farms, Lien follows farmed Atlantic salmon through contemporary industrial husbandry, exposing how salmon are bred to be hungry, globally mobile, and "alien" in their watersheds of origin. Attentive to both the economic context of industrial food production and the materiality of human-animal relations, this book highlights the fragile and contingent relational practices that constitute salmon aquaculture and the multiple ways of "becoming salmon" that emerge as a result.

Cultures of Memory in South Asia - Orality, Literacy and the Problem of Inheritance (Hardcover, 2014 ed.): D. Venkat Rao Cultures of Memory in South Asia - Orality, Literacy and the Problem of Inheritance (Hardcover, 2014 ed.)
D. Venkat Rao
R3,154 R2,650 Discovery Miles 26 500 Save R504 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

"Culture of Memory in South Asia" reconfigures European representations of India as a paradigmatic extension of a classical reading, which posits the relation between text and context in a determined way.Itexplores the South Asian cultural response to European "textual" inheritances. The main argument of this work is that the reflective and generative nodes of Indian cultural formations are located in the configurations of memory, the body and idiom (verbal and visual), where the body or the body complex becomes the performative effect and medium of articulated memories. This work advances its arguments by engaging with mnemocultures-cultures of memory that survive and proliferate in speech and gesture. Drawing on Sanskrit and Telugu reflective sources, this work emphasizes the need to engage with cultural memory and the compositional modes of Indian reflective traditions. This important and original work focuses on the ruptured and stigmatised resources of heterogeneous Indian traditionsand calls for critical humanities that move beyond the colonially configured received traditions." Cultures of Memory" suggests the possibilities of transcultural critical humanities research and teaching initiatives from the Indian context in today's academy."

The New York Nobody Knows - Walking 6,000 Miles in the City (Paperback): William B. Helmreich The New York Nobody Knows - Walking 6,000 Miles in the City (Paperback)
William B. Helmreich
R417 R342 Discovery Miles 3 420 Save R75 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

As a child growing up in Manhattan, William Helmreich played a game with his father called "Last Stop." They would pick a subway line, ride it to its final destination, and explore the neighborhood. Decades later, his love for exploring the city is as strong as ever. Putting his feet to the test, he decided that the only way to truly understand New York was to walk virtually every block of all five boroughs--an astonishing 6,000 miles. His journey took him to every corner of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Staten Island. Helmreich spoke with hundreds of New Yorkers from every part of the globe and all walks of life. He finds that to be a New Yorker is to struggle to understand the place and to make a life that is as highly local as it is dynamically cosmopolitan. Truly unforgettable, The New York Nobody Knows will forever change how you view the world's greatest city.

Buying Buddha, Selling Rumi - Orientalism and the Mystical Marketplace (Paperback): Sophia Rose Arjana Buying Buddha, Selling Rumi - Orientalism and the Mystical Marketplace (Paperback)
Sophia Rose Arjana 1
R523 Discovery Miles 5 230 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

From jewellery to meditation pillows to tourist retreats, religious traditions - especially those of the East - are being commodified as never before. Imitated and rebranded as 'New Age' or 'spiritual', they are marketed to secular Westerners as an answer to suffering in the modern world, the 'mystical' and 'exotic' East promising a path to enlightenment and inner peace. In Buying Buddha, Selling Rumi, Sophia Rose Arjana examines the appropriation and sale of Buddhism, Hinduism and Islam in the West today, the role of mysticism and Orientalism in the religious marketplace, and how the commodification of religion impacts people's lives.

Religious Journeys in India - Pilgrims, Tourists, and Travelers (Hardcover): Andrea Marion Pinkney, John Whalen-Bridge Religious Journeys in India - Pilgrims, Tourists, and Travelers (Hardcover)
Andrea Marion Pinkney, John Whalen-Bridge
R1,652 Discovery Miles 16 520 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
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