The Karma Of Brown Folk

Author : Vijay Prashad
ISBN : 0816634394
Genre : Social Science
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Category: Social Science

Keeping Up With The Dow Joneses

Author : Vijay Prashad
ISBN : 0896086895
Genre : History
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An analysis of three major economic institutions and how they discipline surplus labor of America's poor.
Category: History

Uncle Swami

Author : Vijay Prashad
ISBN : 9781595588012
Genre : Social Science
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Within hours of the attacks on the World Trade Center, misdirected assaults on Sikhs and other South Asians flared on streets across the nation, serving as harbingers of a more suspicious, less discerning, and increasingly fearful world view that would drastically change ideas of belonging and acceptance in America. Weaving together distinct strands of recent South Asian immigration to the United States, Uncle Swami creates a richly textured analysis of the systems and sentiments behind shifting notions of cultural identity in a post 9/11 world. Vijay Prashad continues the conversation sparked by his celebrated work The Karma of Brown Folk and confronts the experience of migration across an expanse of generations and class divisions, from the birth of political activism among second generation immigrants to the meteoric rise of South Asian American politicians in Republican circles to the migrant workers who suffer in the name of American capitalism. A powerful new indictment of American imperialism at the dawn of the twenty-first century, Uncle Swami restores a diasporic community to its full-fledged complexity, beyond model minorities and the specters of terrorism.
Category: Social Science

The Darker Nations

Author : Vijay Prashad
ISBN : 9781458781178
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A landmark study that offers an alternative history of the Cold War from the point of view of the world's poor. Here, from a brilliant young writer, is a paradigm-shifting history of both a utopian concept and global movement - the idea of the Third World. The Darker Nations traces the intellectual origins and the political history of the twentieth century attempt to knit together the world's impoverished countries in opposition to the United States and Soviet spheres of influence in the decades following World War II. Spanning every continent of the global South, Vijay Prashad's fascinating narrative takes us from the birth of postcolonial nations after World War II to the downfall and corruption of nationalist regimes. A breakthrough book of cutting-edge scholarship, it includes vivid portraits of Third World giants like India's Nehru, Egypt's Nasser, and Indonesia's Sukarno - as well as scores of extraordinary but now-forgotten intellectuals, artists, and freedom fighters. The Darker Nations restores to memory the vibrant though flawed idea of the Third World, whose demise, Prashad ultimately argues, has produced a much impoverished international political arena.

Everybody Was Kung Fu Fighting

Author : Vijay Prashad
ISBN : UOM:39015053165323
Genre : Social Science
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Everybody Was Kung Fu Fighting examines five centuries of remarkable cultural & political interaction between black & Asians around the world. Prashad offers the theory of polyculturalism, which allows for solidarity, not just lip service to diversity.
Category: Social Science

Arab Spring Libyan Winter

Author : Vijay Prashad
ISBN : 9781849351126
Genre : Political Science
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The world watched as the bud of the Arab Spring was buried under the cold darkness of the Libyan Winter.
Category: Political Science


Author : Thomas Pynchon
ISBN : 9783644545113
Genre : Fiction
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«‹Vineland› ist vermutlich das zugänglichste Buch, das der große Unbekannte je geschrieben hat. Der Roman beginnt mit dem Sprung durch eine Fensterscheibe und zerbirst danach wie sie in Myriaden glitzernder Scherben. Aber am Ende, wie in einem Film, der rückwärtsläuft, springen die Splitter vom Boden hoch und fügen sich auf wunderbare Weise zu einem Ganzen.» (Salman Rushdie)
Category: Fiction

Fat Cats Running Dogs

Author : Vijay Prashad
ISBN : 1842772619
Genre : Capitalism
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This text tells the global story of Enron and raises issues relating to the nature of US corporate behaviour at home and overseas. Enron was a Texas company started in 1986, which only 15 years later was the 7th largest corporation in the world. How did it grow so fast? Why did it collapse so spectacularly? Is it a maverick or, as this book argues, representative of a new kind of American capitalism, Enron was a company that did not produce, but merely traded, with many of its 2000 subsidiaries based in tax havens abroad.
Category: Capitalism

The Death Of The Nation And The Future Of The Arab Revolution

Author : Vijay Prashad
ISBN : 9780520966437
Genre : Political Science
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This fast-paced and timely book from Vijay Prashad is the best critical primer to the Middle East conflicts today, from Syria and Saudi Arabia to the chaos in Turkey. Mixing thrilling anecdotes from street-level reporting that give readers a sense of what is at stake with a bird's-eye view of the geopolitics of the region and the globe, Prashad guides us through the dramatic changes in players, politics, and economics in the Middle East over the last five years. “The Arab Spring was defeated neither in the byways of Tahrir Square nor in the souk of Aleppo,” he explains. “It was defeated roundly in the palaces of Riyadh and Ankara as well as in Washington, DC and Paris.” The heart of this book explores the turmoil in Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon—countries where ISIS emerged and is thriving. It is here that the story of the region rests. What would a post-ISIS Middle East look like? Who will listen to the grievances of the people? Can there be another future for the region that is not the return of the security state or the continuation of monarchies? Placing developments in the Middle East in the broader context of revolutionary history, The Death of the Nation tackles these critical questions.
Category: Political Science