BRAVO FOR THE MARSHALLESE REGAINING CONTROL IN A POST NUCLEAR POST COLONIAL WORLD CASE STUDIES ON CONTEMPORARY SOCIAL ISSUES

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Bravo For The Marshallese Regaining Control In A Post Nuclear Post Colonial World

Author : Holly Barker
ISBN : 9781111833848
Genre : Social Science
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This case study describes the role an applied anthropologist takes to help Marshallese communities understand the impact of radiation exposure on the environment and themselves, and addresses problems stemming from the U.S. nuclear weapons testing program conducted in the Marshall Islands from 1946-1958. The author demonstrates how the U.S. Government limits its responsibilities for dealing with the problems it created in the Marshall Islands. Through archival, life history, and ethnographic research, the author constructs a compelling history of the testing program from a Marshallese perspective. For more than five decades, the Marshallese have experienced the effects of the weapons testing program on their health and their environment. This book amplifies the voice of the Marshallese who share their knowledge about illnesses, premature deaths, and exile from their homelands. The author uses linguistic analysis to show how the Marshallese developed a unique radiation language to discuss problems related to their radiation exposure problems that never existed before the testing program. Drawing on her own experiences working with the government of the Marshall Islands, the author emphasizes the role of an applied anthropologist in influencing policy, and empowering community leaders to seek meaningful remedies. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Category: Social Science

Imperialism And Expansionism In American History A Social Political And Cultural Encyclopedia And Document Collection 4 Volumes

Author : Chris J. Magoc
ISBN : 9781610694308
Genre : History
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This four-volume encyclopedia chronicles the historical roots of the United States' current military dominance, documenting its growth from continental expansionism to hemispheric hegemony to global empire. • Overviews the history of American imperialism through chronologically arranged entries that are multidisciplinary, incisively written, and informed by the latest scholarship • Covers issues ranging from the fur trade of the frontier era to today's complex engagement in the Middle East and Africa • Shares key insights on the intersection of popular culture with the projection of U.S. military power • Includes background material and an extensive selection of primary documents that will help students practice critical reading, thinking, and writing skills • Features numerous photos, illustrations, and sidebars that enliven the text and engage students in participatory learning
Category: History

Elements Of Culture An Applied Perspective

Author : Susan Andreatta
ISBN : 9781111830007
Genre : Social Science
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Written by the experienced author team of Susan Andreatta and Gary Ferraro, ELEMENTS OF CULTURE: AN APPLIED PERSPECTIVE is a concise new text for the cultural anthropology course. It covers all the major topics you expect in a traditional course in twelve brief chapters that allow your students to access the main concepts quickly. The book’s streamlined content, pedagogy, and real-world applications focus students on global current events and issues that illustrate the usefulness of anthropology in careers and in solving societal problems. The brief format allows you the flexibility to assign additional readings, including ethnographic case studies or selections from CourseReader’s online Editor’s Choice list of original applied anthropology articles. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Category: Social Science

Strange Glow

Author : Timothy J. Jorgensen
ISBN : 9781400880522
Genre : Science
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More than ever before, radiation is a part of our modern daily lives. We own radiation-emitting phones, regularly get diagnostic x-rays, such as mammograms, and submit to full-body security scans at airports. We worry and debate about the proliferation of nuclear weapons and the safety of nuclear power plants. But how much do we really know about radiation? And what are its actual dangers? An accessible blend of narrative history and science, Strange Glow describes mankind's extraordinary, thorny relationship with radiation, including the hard-won lessons of how radiation helps and harms our health. Timothy Jorgensen explores how our knowledge of and experiences with radiation in the last century can lead us to smarter personal decisions about radiation exposures today. Jorgensen introduces key figures in the story of radiation—from Wilhelm Roentgen, the discoverer of x-rays, and pioneering radioactivity researchers Marie and Pierre Curie, to Thomas Edison and the victims of the recent Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident. Tracing the most important events in the evolution of radiation, Jorgensen explains exactly what radiation is, how it produces certain health consequences, and how we can protect ourselves from harm. He also considers a range of practical scenarios such as the risks of radon in our basements, radiation levels in the fish we eat, questions about cell-phone use, and radiation's link to cancer. Jorgensen empowers us to make informed choices while offering a clearer understanding of broader societal issues. Investigating radiation's benefits and risks, Strange Glow takes a remarkable look at how, for better or worse, radiation has transformed our society.
Category: Science

A Dimly Burning Wick

Author : Sadako Okuda
ISBN : 9780875865607
Genre : History
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As the United States debates launching another war in the Middle East, this passionate diary paired with a pondered discussion provides a reality check on how governments goad citizens into going to war and gives a forthright look at the hideous results for civilian casualties. Who bears the responsibility for decisions made in a "democracy" when our leaders or the media exaggerate the threat and downplay the harm our actions will cause? In this agonizing diary, a survivor of the 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima relates the horror of searching through smoldering rubble for signs of her family. She documents for the world the selfless compassion of the youngest victims. The children Okuda tried to save stunned her with their dignity and enduring will to help others and to hold their families together. She, and the children, generously insist on avoiding bitterness and blame. But as responsible citizens, we still have to face ourselves in the mirror. A thoughtful introduction and supporting essays provide this harrowing memoir with a context in history and social psychology.
Category: History

A Crisis Of Births

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105114319549
Genre : Social Science
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When reproduction becomes a political issue, where do you stand? A CRISIS OF BIRTHS: POPULATION POLITICS AND FAMILY MAKING IN ITALY tells the fascinating story of Italian families in the 1990s, when Italy had the lowest birthrate of any nation in the world. You'll gain an in-depth understanding of why Italy's birthrate has fallen so low and what this means for Italians as individuals and Italy as a society and how reproduction has become politicized. Personal dialogues with ordinary people ranging from sweater-makers to counts, and aging bachelors to doting mothers reveal how a silent revolution against patriarchy reshapes social and sexual morality to create new imperatives for family making.
Category: Social Science

With No Direction Home

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105114301174
Genre : Social Science
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Do you know what it's really like to be a young homeless person? WITH NO DIRECTION HOME: HOMELESS YOUTH ON THE ROAD AND IN THE STREETS takes you into their world, their living conditions, and their street experiences. Plus, it takes a hard look at fictive kin experiences and drug addiction. Learn how to move from compassion to rapport with this incredible ethnography textbook.
Category: Social Science

Leaving Mother Lake

Author : Yang Erche Namu
ISBN : 0316029300
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 53.26 MB
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The haunting memoir of a girl growing up in the Moso country in the Himalayas--a unique matrilineal society. But even in this land of women, familial tension is eternal. Namu is a strong-willed daughter, and conflicts between her and her rebellious mother lead her to break the taboo that holds the Moso world together--she leaves her mother's house.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

New Capitalists

Author : Eve Darian-Smith
ISBN : 053461308X
Genre : Business & Economics
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This case study examines the impact of casino gaming on Native American reservations, and also explores why the idea of "rich Indians" and their participation in corporate America disrupts dominant assumptions and attitudes about indigenous peoples, their cultural authenticity, and their place in mainstream urban society. Taking an anthropological approach to studying gaming on Indian reservations, the case study explores the implications and challenges of historically marginalized peoples now participating in a corporate entertainment industry. The study also raises broader questions about the nature of capitalism and the enduring stability of predominant cultural constructs about Indians that have dominated the country's political and economic arenas. The impact of Indian gaming in the United States is discussed against a backdrop of globalization and other capitalist endeavors by native peoples in Canada and Australia who are increasingly demanding greater rights to participate in the formal institutions and governments of modern western societies. The book aims to: 1. Introduce students to the legal, political, economic and cultural tensions surrounding casino operations on Native American reservations. 2. Explore why gaming has become such a politically and emotionally charged issue. 3. Emphasize how these tensions existing between Indian and non-Indian communities are representative of wider cultural conflicts and identity politics increasingly confronting many countries.
Category: Business & Economics