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Indispensable Outcasts

Author : Frank Tobias Higbie
ISBN : 0252070984
Genre : Business & Economics
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Often overlooked in the history of Progressive Era labor, the hoboes who rode the rails in search of seasonal work have nevertheless secured a place in the American imagination. The stories of the men who hunted work between city and countryside, men alternately portrayed as either romantic adventurers or degenerate outsiders, have not been easy to find. Nor have these stories found a comfortable home in either rural or labor histories. Indispensable Outcasts weaves together history, anthropology, gender studies, and literary analysis to reposition these workers at the center of Progressive Era debates over class, race, manly responsibility, community, and citizenship. Combining incisive cultural criticism with the empiricism of a more traditional labor history, Frank Tobias Higbie illustrates how these so-called marginal figures were in fact integral to the communities they briefly inhabited and to the cultural conflicts over class, masculinity, and sexuality they embodied. He draws from life histories, the investigations of social reformers, and the organizing materials of the Industrial Workers of the World and presents a complex and compelling portrait of hobo life, from its often violent and dangerous working conditions to its ethic of "transient mutuality" that enabled survival and resistance on the road. More than a study of hobo life, this interdisciplinary book is also a meditation on the possibilities for writing history from the bottom up, as well as a frank discussion of the ways historians' fascination with personal narrative has colored their construction and presentation of history.
Category: Business & Economics

Barbed Wire Imperialism

Author : Aidan Forth
ISBN : 9780520293977
Genre : History
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"Some of the world's first refugee camps and concentration camps appeared in the British Empire in the late 19th century. Famine camps detained emaciated refugees and billeted relief applicants on public works projects; plague camps segregated populations suspected of harboring disease and accommodated those evacuated from unsanitary locales; concentration camps during the Anglo-Boer War, meanwhile, adapted a technology of colonial welfare in the context of war. Wartime camps in South Africa were simultaneously instruments of military violence and humanitarian care. While providing food and shelter to destitute refugees and disciplining and reforming a population cast as uncivilized and unhygienic, British officials in South Africa applied a developing set of imperial attitudes and approaches that also governed the development of plague and famine camps in India. More than the outcomes of military counterinsurgency, Boer War camps were registers of cultural discourses about civilization, class, gender, racial purity and sanitary pollution. Although British spokesmen regarded camps as hygienic enclaves, epidemic diseases decimated inmate populations creating a damaging political scandal. In order to curb mortality and introduce order, the British government mobilized a wide variety of disciplinary and sanitary lessons assembled at Indian plague and famine camps and at other kindred institutions like metropolitan workhouses. Authorities imported officials from India with experience managing plague and famine camps to systematize and rationalize South Africa's wartime concentration camps. Ultimately, improvements to inmates' health and well-being served to legitimize camps as technologies of liberal empire and biopolitical security"--Provided by publisher.
Category: History

Janus In The Middle Of The Road

Author : Fantaye A. Keshebo
ISBN : 1986883388
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Janus in the Middle of the Road contained original poems which mirrored the author's unique perspective and outlook about life, nature, family, and society from his three-world vantage point, namely, his native country, the refugee camps, and his adopted country. His long and challenging odyssey in life, and his exposure to different cultures and peoples had positioned him to develop his own unique personal and world views, which he shared to us through his poems. As he succinctly put it in the preface of the book most of the poems relate to the nature of Janus, ancient Roman god with two faces. As in Janus, his looks to the past (to his childhood nostalgia and heritage) on one hand, and also to the future (hope and optimism in his new home and culture) on the other hand. So he's now Janus standing in the middle of road, looking both ways. His poems also delve into history and force readers to challenge themselves in order to answer hard questions posed in such poems as "Africa in me" and 'What is it, America?' Fantaye's poems also delve into our contemporary societal and global problems such as obesity (Thanks to Technology, Dear Nurse), and refugee issues (They are moving, I am a refugee). In this regard this book is multi-faceted and helps readers to navigate various directions.
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New Statesman

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105132680831
Genre : Great Britain
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Arts Humanities Citation Index

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ISBN : UOM:39015064553277
Genre : Arts
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A multidisciplinary index covering the journal literature of the arts and humanities. It fully covers 1,144 of the world's leading arts and humanities journals, and it indexes individually selected, relevant items from over 6,800 major science and social science journals.
Category: Arts

Millen N Ium Conference

Author : Planning History Study Group (South Africa). Millennium Conference
ISBN : STANFORD:36105112644088
Genre : City planning
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Newsweek

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ISBN : IND:30000007840592
Genre : History, Modern
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The Wall Street Journal

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105118482046
Genre : Barron's national business and financial weekly
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The Wire

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ISBN : UVA:X006161514
Genre : Jazz
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Time

Author : Briton Hadden
ISBN : UOM:39015075842859
Genre : Current events
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America Speaks On Palestine

Author : American Zionist Emergency Council
ISBN : UIUC:30112078798748
Genre : Jews
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Asiaweek

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ISBN : UOM:39015048601176
Genre : Asia
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A Walk In The Night

Author : Alex La Guma
ISBN : 0810101394
Genre : Fiction
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Of French and Malagasy stock, involved in South African politics from an early age, Alex La Guma was arrested for treason with 155 others in 1956 and finally acquitted in 1960. During the State of Emergency following the Sharpeville massacre he was detained for five months. Continuing to write, he endured house arrest and solitary confinement. La Guma left South Africa as a refugee in 1966 and lived in exile in London and Havana. He died in 1986. A Walk in the Night and Other Stories reveals La Guma as one of the most important African writers of his time. These works reveal the plight of non-whites in apartheid South Africa, laying bare the lives of the poor and the outcasts who filled the ghettoes and shantytowns.
Category: Fiction