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Southwest Asia

Author : Woodbridge Bingham
ISBN : IND:30000120419498
Genre : Middle East
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On The Margins Of Southwest Asia

Author : Joanne Clarke
ISBN : 1842172816
Genre : History
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This book examines social change in Cyprus during the 6th to 4th millennia BC; a period that is traditionally viewed as one of prolonged cultural continuity and isolation from the mainland. Through the documentation and integration of technological practice and up-to-date climatic, ecological and environmental data, it is proposed that many of the observable differences between mainland southwest Asia and Cyprus during this period are the result of divergent adaptive strategies in response to different environmental conditions, low population density and low resource stress. The book draws upon theories in ecological and evolutionary biology and adapts it to cultural change in general. By employing a holistic approach with a focus on technological practice the book seeks to show that cultural change on Cyprus is concomitant with broadly similar cultural trajectories taken in other regions on the margins of southwest Asia. The conclusion reached is that if all of the pressures that drove cultural change on the mainland were relaxed the result would be a stable hunter-gatherer economy with a bit of farming and herding: exactly what appears to be the case on Cyprus.
Category: History

Southwest Asia

Author : Jayson Gonzales Sae-Saue
ISBN : 9780813577180
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Chicana/o literature is justly acclaimed for the ways it voices opposition to the dominant Anglo culture, speaking for communities ignored by mainstream American media. Yet the world depicted in these texts is not solely inhabited by Anglos and Chicanos; as this groundbreaking new book shows, Asian characters are cast in peripheral but nonetheless pivotal roles. Southwest Asia investigates why key Chicana/o writers, including Américo Paredes, Rolando Hinojosa, Oscar Acosta, Miguel Méndez, and Virginia Grise, from the 1950s to the present day, have persistently referenced Asian people and places in the course of articulating their political ideas. Jayson Gonzales Sae-Saue takes our conception of Chicana/o literature as a transnational movement in a new direction, showing that it is not only interested in North-South migrations within the Americas, but is also deeply engaged with East-West interactions across the Pacific. He also raises serious concerns about how these texts invariably marginalize their Asian characters, suggesting that darker legacies of imperialism and exclusion might lurk beneath their utopian visions of a Chicana/o nation. Southwest Asia provides a fresh take on the Chicana/o literary canon, analyzing how these writers have depicted everything from interracial romances to the wars Americans fought in Japan, Korea, and Vietnam. As it examines novels, plays, poems, and short stories, the book makes a compelling case that Chicana/o writers have long been at the forefront of theorizing U.S.–Asian relations.
Category: Literary Criticism

Reports Service

Author : American Universities Field Staff
ISBN : IND:30000108559877
Genre : Middle East
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Southwest Asia

Author : Jayson Gonzales Sae-Saue
ISBN : 9780813577180
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 38.36 MB
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Chicana/o literature is justly acclaimed for the ways it voices opposition to the dominant Anglo culture, speaking for communities ignored by mainstream American media. Yet the world depicted in these texts is not solely inhabited by Anglos and Chicanos; as this groundbreaking new book shows, Asian characters are cast in peripheral but nonetheless pivotal roles. Southwest Asia investigates why key Chicana/o writers, including Américo Paredes, Rolando Hinojosa, Oscar Acosta, Miguel Méndez, and Virginia Grise, from the 1950s to the present day, have persistently referenced Asian people and places in the course of articulating their political ideas. Jayson Gonzales Sae-Saue takes our conception of Chicana/o literature as a transnational movement in a new direction, showing that it is not only interested in North-South migrations within the Americas, but is also deeply engaged with East-West interactions across the Pacific. He also raises serious concerns about how these texts invariably marginalize their Asian characters, suggesting that darker legacies of imperialism and exclusion might lurk beneath their utopian visions of a Chicana/o nation. Southwest Asia provides a fresh take on the Chicana/o literary canon, analyzing how these writers have depicted everything from interracial romances to the wars Americans fought in Japan, Korea, and Vietnam. As it examines novels, plays, poems, and short stories, the book makes a compelling case that Chicana/o writers have long been at the forefront of theorizing U.S.–Asian relations.
Category: Literary Criticism

Us Policy In Southwest Asia

Author : Robert G. Lawrence
ISBN : UIUC:30112102047260
Genre : Political Science
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Over-reliance upon military action as the predominant instrument of U.S. foreign policy in Southwest Asia is the danger against which this essay warns. The author is less troubled by questions of U.S. military strength than by policymakers' insensitivity to the historical, religious, and regional dynamics of SW Asia. Col. Lawrence directly addresses tough questions, such as U.S. support of Israel, widely inconsistent policies for foreign military sales, U.S. failure in Iran, and U.S. inaction during the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. A frank and somewhat controversial plea for an intelligent appraisal of U.S. policy in this region.
Category: Political Science

Reports

Author : American Universities Field Staff
ISBN : STANFORD:36105015515369
Genre : Middle East
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