IMPERIAL DEBRIS ON RUINS AND RUINATION

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Imperial Debris

Author : Ann Laura Stoler
ISBN : 9780822353614
Genre : History
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Imperial Debris redirects scholarly focus away from ruins as evidence of the past to "ruination" as the processes through which imperial power occupies the environment, and bodies and minds, in the present.
Category: History

Duress

Author : Ann Laura Stoler
ISBN : 9780822373612
Genre : Social Science
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How do colonial histories matter to the urgencies and conditions of our current world? How have those histories so often been rendered as leftovers, as "legacies" of a dead past rather than as active and violating forces in the world today? With precision and clarity, Ann Laura Stoler argues that recognizing "colonial presence" may have as much to do with how the connections between colonial histories and the present are expected to look as it does with how they are expected to be. In Duress, Stoler considers what methodological renovations might serve to write histories that yield neither to smooth continuities nor to abrupt epochal breaks. Capturing the uneven, recursive qualities of the visions and practices that imperial formations have animated, Stoler works through a set of conceptual and concrete reconsiderations that locate the political effects and practices that imperial projects produce: occluded histories, gradated sovereignties, affective security regimes, "new" racisms, bodily exposures, active debris, and carceral archipelagos of colony and camp that carve out the distribution of inequities and deep fault lines of duress today.
Category: Social Science

Contemporary Archaeology And The City

Author : Laura McAtackney
ISBN : 9780192525505
Genre : Social Science
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Contemporary Archaeology and the City foregrounds the archaeological study of post-industrial and other urban transformations through a diverse, international collection of case studies. Over the past decade contemporary archaeology has emerged as a dynamic force for dissecting and contextualizing the material complexities of present-day societies. Contemporary archaeology challenges conventional anthropological and archaeological conceptions of the past by pushing temporal boundaries closer to, if not into, the present. The volume is organized around three themes that highlight the multifaceted character of urban transitions in present-day cities - creativity, ruination, and political action. The case studies offer comparative perspectives on transformative global urban processes in local contexts through research conducted in the struggling, post-industrial cities of Detroit, Belfast, Indianapolis, Berlin, Liverpool, Belém, and post-Apartheid Cape Town, as well as the thriving urban centres of Melbourne, New York City, London, Chicago, and Istanbul. Together, the volume contributions demonstrate how the contemporary city is an urban palimpsest comprised by archaeological assemblages - of the built environment, the surface, and buried sub-surface - that are traces of the various pasts entangled with one another in the present. This volume aims to position the city as one of the most important and dynamic arenas for archaeological studies of the contemporary by presenting a range of theoretically-engaged case studies that highlight some of the major issues that the study of contemporary cities pose for archaeologists.
Category: Social Science

Tea Environments And Plantation Culture

Author : Arnab Dey
ISBN : 9781108471305
Genre : Business & Economics
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Rethinks the tea plantation economy of colonial east India by highlighting its human and non-human networks and practices.
Category: Business & Economics

The Oxford Handbook Of Postcolonial Studies

Author : Graham Huggan
ISBN : 9780191662423
Genre : Literary Collections
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The Oxford Handbook of Postcolonial Studies provides a comprehensive overview of the latest scholarship in postcolonial studies, while also considering possible future developments in the field. Original chapters written by a worldwide team of contritbuors are organised into five cross-referenced sections, 'The Imperial Past', 'The Colonial Present', 'Theory and Practice', 'Across the Disciplines', and 'Across the World'. The chapters offer both country-specific and comparative approaches to current issues, offering a wide range of new and interesting perspectives. The Handbook reflects the increasingly multidisciplinary nature of postcolonial studies and reiterates its continuing relevance to the study of both the colonial past, in its multiple manifestations, and the contemporary globalized world. Taken together, these essays, the dialogues they pursue, and the editorial comments that surround them constitute nothing less than a blueprint for the future of a much-contested but intellectually vibrant and politically engaged field.
Category: Literary Collections

Remembering Mass Violence

Author : Steven High
ISBN : 9781442666597
Genre : History
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Remembering Mass Violence breaks new ground in oral history, new media, and performance studies by exploring what is at stake when we attempt to represent war, genocide, and other violations of human rights in a variety of creative works. A model of community-university collaboration, it includes contributions from scholars in a wide range of disciplines, survivors of mass violence, and performers and artists who have created works based on these events. This anthology is global in focus, with essays on Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and North America. At its core is a productive tension between public and private memory, a dialogue between autobiography and biography, and between individual experience and societal transformation. Remembering Mass Violence will appeal to oral historians, digital practitioners and performance-based artists around the world, as well researchers and activists involved in human rights research, migration studies, and genocide studies.
Category: History

Journeys

Author : Veronica Pacini-Ketchabaw
ISBN : 9781442609457
Genre : Education
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Inspired by the idea of documentation as a valuable tool for making learning visible, pedagogical narration offers an opportunity to move beyond checklists and quick answers to a more complex understanding of how children learn, and how teachers might facilitate and support that learning in innovative ways. The authors use stories they collected during a collaborative study to offer a range of possibilities for alternative childhood pedagogies. Cutting edge, yet practical; detailed in its analysis, yet inspiring, this book is a boon to the field of early childhood and primary education studies.
Category: Education

The Force Of Family

Author : Cara Krmpotich
ISBN : 9781442666078
Genre : Social Science
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Over the course of more than a decade, the Haida Nation triumphantly returned home all known Haida ancestral remains from North American museums. In the summer of 2010, they achieved what many thought was impossible: the repatriation of ancestral remains from the Pitt Rivers Museum at the University of Oxford. The Force of Family is an ethnography of those efforts to repatriate ancestral remains from museums around the world. Focusing on objects made to honour the ancestors, Cara Krmpotich explores how memory, objects, and kinship connect and form a cultural archive. Since the mid-1990s, Haidas have been making button blankets and bentwood boxes with clan crest designs, hosting feasts for hundreds of people, and composing and choreographing new songs and dances in the service of repatriation. The book comes to understand how shared experiences of sewing, weaving, dancing, cooking and feasting lead to the Haida notion of “respect,” the creation of kinship and collective memory, and the production of a cultural archive.
Category: Social Science

Author : سلافينكا دراكوليتش
ISBN : 9789776299399
Genre : Political Science
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إن اسم فيينا يبدو مألوفاً للغاية في مدينة صوفيا البلغارية وذلك من خلال محل للفطائر ومقهى يتمتعان بشهرة كبيرة ويحملان الأسم ذاته «فيينا». من خلال أحد نوافذ ذلك المقهى المطل على شارع «تسار ليبيراتور» يجلس الناس ملتفين حول الموائد الحديدية صغيرة الحجم والمطلية باللون الأبيض، يحتسون مشروب القهوة ذا الحجم الكبير من النوع غير التقليدي مثل القهوة البلغارية أو المقدونية أو التركية أو الصربية أو اليونانية، ويعتمد ذلك في المقام الأول على مكان ونوع المقهى الذي نحتسي فيه القهوه، حيث تقدم هنا بطريقة غير تقليدية في فناجين ذات حجم كبير تعلوها الكريمة المرشوش عليها قدر من الشيكولاته، تماماً مثل التي تقدم في فيينا. هناك أيضاً عدة أنواع من الحلويات والفطائر الفيينية -نسبة إلى فيينا- المحفوظة في فاترينة زجاجية مضاءة بمصابيح نيون. حيث نرى كعكة كريم الفانيليا الصفراء المخلوطة بأخرى خضراء مما يعطي اللون الرمادي الغث وذلك يعود إلى إضافة قطع من الخوخ والفراولة. لكن كل ذلك لا يضاهي الجاتوه الفييني الحقيقي المليء بالمكونات والتفاصيل الرائعة. في الواقع أن كل ما يقدم في مثل هذا المقهى لا علاقة له بالمدن الأوروبية الكبيرة إلا الاسم فقط
Category: Political Science

Aerial Life

Author : Peter Adey
ISBN : 1444391348
Genre : Science
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NOMINATED AND SHORT LISTED FOR THE SURVEILLANCE STUDIES BOOK PRIZE 2011! This theoretically informed research explores what the development and transformation of air travel has meant for societies and individuals. Brings together a number of interdisciplinary approaches towards the aeroplane and its relation to society Presents an original theory that our societies are aerial societies, or 'aerealities', and shows how we are both enabled and threatened by aerial mobility Features a series of detailed international case studies which map the history of aviation over the past century - from the promises of early flight, to World War II bombing campaigns, and to the rise of international terrorism today Demonstrates the transformational capacity of air transport to shape societies, bodies and individual identities Offers startling historical evidence and bold new ideas about how the social and material spaces of the aeroplane are considered in the modern era
Category: Science