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Voices Of A Thousand People

Author : Patricia Pierce Erikson
ISBN : 0803267568
Genre : Social Science
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Voices of a Thousand People is the story of one Native community?s efforts to found their own museum and empower themselves to represent their ancient traditional lifeways, their historic experiences with colonialism, and their contemporary efforts to preserve their heritage for generations to come. This ethnography richly portrays how a community embraced the archaeological discovery of Ozette village in 1970 and founded the Makah Cultural and Research Center (MCRC) in 1979. Oral testimonies, participant observation, and archival research weave a vivid portrait of a cultural center that embodies the self-image of a Native American community in tension with the identity assigned to it by others.
Category: Social Science

Why Are You Here Right Now

Author : One Thousand People
ISBN : 0978885422
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Why Are You Here ? Right Now?One Thousand People Collaborate to Create World?s First Crowdsourced Book?Why Are You Here ? Right Now? is the first book written based on the collective wisdom of one thousand people. YRUHRN announces an ebook and paperback which a crowd of people dreamed, wrote, designed, edited, marketed and published in 50 days. YRUHRN is based on hundreds of people answering the question, ?Why Are You Here ? Right Now? via the Amazon service, Mechanical Turk.Bethesda, MD (Lifebushido - YRUHRN) October 12, 2006 ?How would you answer this question?Why Are You Here ? Right Now? One month ago a group of individuals started a project, YRUHRN, to publish a book written with the use of crowdsourcing and creative efforts of entrepreneurs working from their homes. In just 10 days, almost 1,000 people from all over the world answered the question, ?Why Are You Here ? Right Now? for a penny on Amazon?s Mechanical Turk. Today that book is a reality and available at http://www.yruhrn.com. A free ebook version is also at http://www.lulu.com/content/447946 and paperback for $19.95 at http://www.lulu.com/content/457464. One third of the profits from YRUHRN will be donated to children affected by Hurricane Katrina by providing holiday gift cards in December 2006.YRUHRN is based on the big global city of the Internet and a crowd of strangers. The book gives us all a voice to share together and to listen to other voices. They are the voices of mothers, the voice of fathers, the voices of students, the voices of business people, and the voice of the crazy guy that stands on the corner every day. Something about this question seemed to speak to everyone. ?Why Are You Here ? Right Now? is written by one thousand people and created by Ishidos, a self-named group of creative work-at-home people, primarily stay-at-home-moms. The making of YRUHRN has been open source to the public and has utilized tools such as Amazon's Mechanical Turk, YouTube, Flickr, Digg, Technorati, Yahoo Groups, Joomla, and other web services. Mechanical Turk allowed YRUHRN to find hundreds of people and pay them a penny each to write an answer to the question.We all have similar life experiences and we are also all unique individuals. With this one question we hope to create a catalyst for caring and connection for all of our unique talents. Do you have a story to contribute? Join us at http://www.yruhrn.com.YRUHRN is a book and growing project involving over one thousand people around the world (http://www.yruhrn.com). YRUHRN is a project of Lifebushido (http://www.lifebushido.com).

Decolonizing Museums

Author : Amy Lonetree
ISBN : 9780807837528
Genre : Social Science
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Museum exhibitions focusing on Native American history have long been curator controlled. However, a shift is occurring, giving Indigenous people a larger role in determining exhibition content. In Decolonizing Museums, Amy Lonetree examines the complexities of these new relationships with an eye toward exploring how museums can grapple with centuries of unresolved trauma as they tell the stories of Native peoples. She investigates how museums can honor an Indigenous worldview and way of knowing, challenge stereotypical representations, and speak the hard truths of colonization within exhibition spaces to address the persistent legacies of historical unresolved grief in Native communities. Lonetree focuses on the representation of Native Americans in exhibitions at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian, the Mille Lacs Indian Museum in Minnesota, and the Ziibiwing Center of Anishinabe Culture and Lifeways in Michigan. Drawing on her experiences as an Indigenous scholar and museum professional, Lonetree analyzes exhibition texts and images, records of exhibition development, and interviews with staff members. She addresses historical and contemporary museum practices and charts possible paths for the future curation and presentation of Native lifeways.
Category: Social Science

Voices Of A People S History Of The United States

Author : Howard Zinn
ISBN : 1583229477
Genre : History
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Here in their own words are Frederick Douglass, George Jackson, Chief Joseph, Martin Luther King Jr., Plough Jogger, Sacco and Vanzetti, Patti Smith, Bruce Springsteen, Mark Twain, and Malcolm X, to name just a few of the hundreds of voices that appear in Voices of a People's History of the United States, edited by Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove. Paralleling the twenty-four chapters of Zinn's A People's History of the United States, Voices of a People’s History is the long-awaited companion volume to the national bestseller. For Voices, Zinn and Arnove have selected testimonies to living history—speeches, letters, poems, songs—left by the people who make history happen but who usually are left out of history books—women, workers, nonwhites. Zinn has written short introductions to the texts, which range in length from letters or poems of less than a page to entire speeches and essays that run several pages. Voices of a People’s History is a symphony of our nation’s original voices, rich in ideas and actions, the embodiment of the power of civil disobedience and dissent wherein lies our nation’s true spirit of defiance and resilience.
Category: History

Voices Of A People S History Of The United States 10th Anniversary Edition

Author : Howard Zinn
ISBN : 9781609805937
Genre : History
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Selected testimonies to living history—speeches, letters, poems, songs—offered by the people who make history happen, but are often left out of history books: women, workers, nonwhites. Featuring introductions to the original texts by Howard Zinn. New voices featured in this 10th Anniversary Edition include Chelsea Manning, speaking after her 35-year prison sentence); Naomi Klein, speaking from the Occupy Wall Street encampment in Liberty Square; a member of Dream Defenders, a youth organization that confronts systemic racial inequality; members of the Undocumented Youth movement, who occupied, marched, and demonstrated in support of the DREAM Act; a member of the Day Laborers movement; Chicago Teachers Union strikers; and several critics of the Obama administration, including Glenn Greenwald, on governmental secrecy. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: History

Guided By Voices Bee Thousand

Author : Marc Woodworth
ISBN : 9781441148476
Genre : Music
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Marc Woodworth's book covers the album's long and unorthodox period of writing, recording, sequencing, and editing. It includes interviews with members of the band, manager Pete Jamison, web-master and GBV historian Rich Turiel and Robert Griffin of Scat Records. At least sixty-five songs were recorded and considered for the album and five distinct concepts were rejected before the band hit upon the records final form. One late version, very nearly released, contained only a few of Bee Thousand's definitive songs. The rest were left out and nearly ended up in the boxes of cassette out-takes cluttering up Robert Pollard's basement. The story of Guided By Voices transformation from an occasional and revolving group of complete unknowns to indie-rock heroes is very much part of the story behind the making of Bee Thousand. In addition to providing a central account of how the record was made, Woodworth devotes a substantial chapter to the album's lyrics. Robert Pollard's lyrics are described by critics, when they're described at all, as a brand of tossed-off surrealism, as if his verbal sensibility is somehow incidental to the songs themselves. Nothing could be further from the truth. Woodworth offers a sustained discussion of Pollard's work as a writer of often sublime, beautiful, and very human lyrics. The third key section of the book covers aesthetics. Woodworth considers the great appeal of the do-it-yourself nature of Bee Thousand and reflects on the larger importance of the strain of alternative rock for which this record is a touchstone.
Category: Music

The Voices Of War

Author : Michael Caulfield
ISBN : 9780733626043
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Drawn from engagements ranging from World War I through to operations in East Timor and Iraq, these stories are taken from the Australians at War Film Archive, a collection of the memories of more than 2000 Australians who have served, both on the front line and at home. Some are unbelievably, unbearably tragic, even after sixty or seventy years; others are the golden memories of happy, albeit unusual, times. And, more often than not, they are stories that have never been shared with others, even family members. There are stories from winners of the Victoria Cross; from the POW camps of Asia and Europe; from the patrols of Vietnam, through to those who served as peacekeepers in Rwanda and Somalia. There are stories from nurses, from those who have volunteered to serve with aid agencies and stories of ordinary Australians caught up by circumstances and by duty, in wartime. These are their words.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Actors Voices The People Behind The Perfomances

Author : Patrick O'Kane
ISBN : 9781849433365
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In conversation with Patrick O’Kane, eleven experienced actors who have made a living, a life, in theatre, television and film, share their process, comment on their experiences and consider their role as theatre artists within the broader spectrum of Art and Culture. Contributors, who have worked across a range of forms from mainstream theatre to experimental performance practice, include: Claire Price, Ruairi Conaghan, Mojisola Adebayo, Tim Crouch, Olwen Fouéré, Gerrard McArthur, Gabriel Gawin, Selina Cadell, Simon Russell Beale, Paterson Joseph and Jim Norton. A book that actors can mine for tips on craftsmanship and the business. A book that reveals to directors which approaches enable actors and which block them. A book that calls the UK industry to attention: actors should be embraced as primary creators along with the writer, director and designer of any production. “The book is a rare creature, offering privileged and disarmingly frank encounters with the people behind the performances. It will engage anyone involved in or in love with theatre – practitioners, critics, customers, administrators, agents, teachers, students” – Irish Theatre “An excellent exposé of the trials and tribulations, joys and insecurities of a life on the stage.” – British Theatre Guide “Plenty of tips here both on actor craftsmanship and on how the industry works... the real strength of O’Kane’s book is its breadth” – The Stage "This is a book about the precious dedication that makes this profession ancient and new. A clutch of wonderful minds provoked, represent the important ongoing conversation about stories, skill and life. It’s a treat." – Fiona Shaw
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Voices Of The Arab Spring

Author : Asaad Al-Saleh
ISBN : 9780231538589
Genre : Political Science
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Narrated by dozens of activists and everyday individuals, this book documents the unprecedented events that led to the collapse of dictatorial regimes in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, and Yemen. Beginning in 2011, these stories offer unique access to the message that inspired citizens to act, their experiences during revolt, and the lessons they learned from some of the most dramatic changes and appalling events to occur in the history of the Arab world. The riveting, revealing, and sometimes heartbreaking stories in this volume also include voices from Syria. Featuring participants from a variety of social and educational backgrounds and political commitments, these personal stories of action represent the Arab Spring's united and broad social movements, collective identities, and youthful character. For years, the volume's participants lived under regimes that brutally suppressed free expression and protest. Their testimony speaks to the multifaceted emotional, psychological, and cultural factors that motivated citizens to join together to struggle against their oppressors.
Category: Political Science

Voices Of Qi

Author : Alex Holland
ISBN : 1556433263
Genre : Health & Fitness
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We are in the middle of a cultural revolution in the health care industry. Nearly eight thousand people practice Traditional Chinese Medicine in the US and thirty-five states currently offer some form of legal status for its practice. Many people are seeking alternatives to the Western, medical approach to health care. To these seekers, Voices of Qi is an invaluable aid in exploring what Traditional Chinese Medicine has to offer. Alex Holland has done an admirable job of presenting the basic tenets and practices to this ancient tradition in a clear, concise and accessible manner.
Category: Health & Fitness