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Re Imagining Imprisonment In Europe

Author : Eion Carroll
ISBN : 1908308567
Genre : Political Science
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The papers in this book analyze some of the key features of imprisonment throughout Europe today, including the political, social, and economic forces shaping prison policy and practice, and it speculates what future imprisonment might look like. The book stems from an international conference hosted by the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice.
Category: Political Science

Fathers Prisons And Family Reentry

Author : William Muth
ISBN : 9781498547796
Genre : Social Science
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This book conceptualizes family reentry in terms of the untapped potential evident in the lived experiences of incarcerated fathers. It draws on postphenomenological concepts and real-life examples from Europe and the United States to frame a method for keeping fathers intimately engaged in the day-to-day lives of their children, even from afar.
Category: Social Science

Scandinavian Penal History Culture And Prison Practice

Author : Peter Scharff Smith
ISBN : 9781137585295
Genre : Social Science
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This book draws on historical and cross-disciplinary studies to critically examine penal practices in Scandinavia. The Nordic countries are often hailed by international observers as ‘model societies’, with egalitarian welfare policies, low rates of poverty, humane social policies and human rights oriented internal agendas. This book, however, paints a much more nuanced picture of the welfare policies, ideologies and social control in strong centralistic states. Based on extensive new empirical data, leading Nordic and international scholars discuss the relationship between prison conditions in Scandinavia and Scandinavian social policy more generally, and argue that it is not always liberating and constructive to be embraced by a powerful welfare state. This book is essential reading for researchers of state punishment in Scandinavia, and it is highly relevant for anyone interested in the ‘Nordic Model’ of social policy.
Category: Social Science

Re Imagining Africa

Author : African Studies Association of Australasia and the Pacific. Conference
ISBN : 1590331001
Genre : Social Science
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This book provides a plethora of insights and perspectives that take up and challenge prevailing points of view about today's Africa. The chapters examine a number of different media and topics: from African theatre to poetry, from accounts of personal history to South Africa's language policy and publishing practices. Their unifying theme is a search for tomorrow's cultural trends in an ever-changing Africa.
Category: Social Science

Re Imagining Ireland

Author : Andrew Higgins Wyndham
ISBN : 0813925444
Genre : Social Science
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Over the past decade the historically strife-ridden and impoverished nation of Ireland has emerged as one of the economic and social miracles of Europe. A booming software-based economy dubbed "the Celtic Tiger" has spurred an escalating standard of living, an influx of diaspora returnees and other immigrants, enormous growth in housing and infrastructure, and an uncommon flourishing in the arts. As a result, the Irish find themselves confronted with a new set of questions about who they are, where they are going, and how they will get there.The present volume is the outgrowth (though not the proceedings) of an unprecedented conference featuring more than one hundred renowned Irish writers, scholars, artists, musicians, and political and religious figures, who converged in Charlottesville in May of 2003 under the auspices of the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities. Over four days, participants engaged in a broad and lively consideration of the present realities and future trajectory of Irish culture: Re-Imagining Ireland, the book, comprises a generous and varied sampling of their voices and views. Each of the ten main essays is followed and beautifully complemented by shorter, topically related pieces from the likes of Roddy Doyle, Colm Tóibín, and Frank McCourt, among others. The essay by Declan McGonagle, chairman of the Department of Art and Design at the University of Ulster, is supplemented by a selection of images from the Irish Museum of Modern Art, which were featured in a special exhibition at the original conference. This volume also includes a DVD of the companion documentary film Re-Imagining Ireland, which has aired on several PBS stations as well as on RTÉ (Irish public television). ContributorsFintan O'Toole * Helen Shaw * Peter McVerry * Liz O'Donnell * Peadar Kirby * Theo Dorgan * Colm Tóibín * Frank McCourt * Larry Kirwan * Lenwood Sloan * Luke Gibbons * Roddy Doyle * Michael Collins * Noel Ignatiev * Angela Bourke * Aodán Mac Póilin * Declan McGonagle * Malcolm Maclean * Susan McKay * Fintan O'Toole * Arthur Aughey * Ed Moloney * Nuala O'Loan * Joe Lee * Kerby A. Miller * Patrick Griffin * Henry Glassie * Mary P. Corcoran * Pat Cooke * Roy Foster * Mick Moloney * Nicholas Carolan * Jean Butler * Martin McLoone * Trish McAdam * Rod Stoneman Published in association with Virginia Foundation for the Humanities
Category: Social Science

Re Imagining The First World War

Author : Anna Branach-Kallas
ISBN : 9781443883382
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In the Preface to his ground-breaking The Great War and Modern Memory (1975), Paul Fussell claimed that “the dynamics and iconography of the Great War have proved crucial political, rhetorical, and artistic determinants on subsequent life.” Forty years after the publication of Fussell’s study, the contributors to this volume reconsider whether the myth generated by World War I is still “part of the fiber of [people’s] lives” in English-speaking countries. What is the place of the First World War in cultural memory today? How have the literary means for remembering the war changed since the war? Can anything new be learned from the effort to re-imagine the First World War after other bloody conflicts of the 20th century? A variety of answers to these questions are provided in Re-Imagining the First World War: New Perspectives in Anglophone Literature and Culture, which explores the Great War in British, Irish, Canadian, Australian, and (post)colonial contexts. The contributors to this collection write about the war from a literary perspective, reinterpreting poetry, fiction, letters, and essays created during or shortly after the war, exploring contemporary discourses of commemoration, and presenting in-depth studies of complex conceptual issues, such as gender and citizenship. Re-Imagining the First World War also includes historical, philosophical and sociological investigations of the first industrialised conflict of the 20th century, which focus on responses to the Great War in political discourse, life writing, music, and film: from the experience of missionaries isolated during the war in the Arctic and Asia, through colonial encounters, exploring the role of Irish, Chinese and Canadian First Nations soldiers during the war, to the representation of war in the world-famous series Downton Abbey and the 2013 album released by contemporary Scottish rock singer Fish. The variety of themes covered by the essays here not only confirms the significance of the First World War in memory today, but also illustrates the necessity of developing new approaches to the first global conflict, and of commemorating “new” victims and agents of war. If modes of remembrance have changed with the postmodern ethical shift in historiography and cultural studies, which encourages the exploration of “other” subjectivities in war, so-far concealed affinities and reverberations are still being discovered, on the macro- and micro-historical levels, the Western and other fronts, the battlefield, and the home front. Although it has been a hundred years since the outbreak of hostilities, there is a need for increased sensitivity to the tension between commemoration and contestation, and to re-member, re-conceptualise and re-imagine the Great War.
Category: Literary Criticism

Reimagining American Theatre

Author : Robert Brustein
ISBN : 9781466805415
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In his collection of essays and reviews, Robert Brustein makes the argument that the American Theatre is enjoying a renaissance that has not been unacknowledged.
Category: Literary Criticism

Reimagining Pakistan Transforming A Dysfunctional Nuclear State

Author : Husain Haqqani
ISBN : 9789352777709
Genre : Political Science
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Salman Rushdie once described Pakistan as a 'poorly imagined country'. Indeed, Pakistan has meant different things to different people since its birth seventy years ago. Armed with nuclear weapons and dominated by the military and militants, it is variously described around the world as 'dangerous', 'unstable', 'a terrorist incubator' and 'the land of the intolerant'. Much of Pakistan's dysfunction is attributable to an ideology tied to religion and to hostility with the country out of which it was carved out - India. But 95 per cent of Pakistan's 210 million people were born after Partition, as Pakistanis, and cannot easily give up on their home. In his new book, Husain Haqqani, one of the most important commentators on Pakistan in the world today, calls for a bold re-conceptualization of the country. Reimagining Pakistan offers a candid discussion of Pakistan's origins and its current failings, with suggestions for reconsidering its ideology, and identifies a national purpose greater than the rivalry with India.
Category: Political Science

Reimagining The American Pacific

Author : Rob Wilson
ISBN : UOM:39015050127870
Genre : History
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In this compelling critique Rob Wilson explores the creation of the "Pacific Rim" in the American imagination and how the concept has been variously adapted and resisted in Hawai'i, the Pacific Islands, New Zealand, and Australia. Reimagining the American Pacific ranges from the nineteenth century to the present and draws on theories of postmodernism, transnationality, and post-Marxist geography to contribute to the ongoing discussion of what constitutes "global" and "local." Wilson begins by tracing the arrival of American commerce and culture in the Pacific through missionary and imperial forces in the nineteenth century and the parallel development of Asia/Pacific as an idea. Using an impressive range of texts--from works by Herman Melville, James Michener, Maori and Western Samoan novelists, and Bamboo Ridge poets to Baywatch, films and musicals such as South Pacific and Blue Hawaii, and native Hawaiian shark god poetry--Wilson illustrates what it means for a space to be "regionalized." Claiming that such places become more open to transnational flows of information, labor, finance, media, and global commodities, he explains how they then become isolated, their borders simultaneously crossed and fixed. In the case of Hawai'i, Wilson argues that culturally innovative, risky forms of symbol making and a broader--more global--vision of local plight are needed to counterbalance the racism and increasing imbalance of cultural capital and goods in the emerging postplantation and tourist-centered economy. Reimagining the American Pacific leaves the reader with a new understanding of the complex interactions of global and local economies and cultures in a region that, since the 1970s, has been a leading trading partner of the United States. It is an engaging and provocative contribution to the fields of Asian and American studies, as well as those of cultural studies and theory, literary criticism, and popular culture.
Category: History


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ISBN : UOM:35112203336567
Genre : European Economic Community
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ISBN : STANFORD:36105115074721
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Staging A Cultural Paradigm

Author : Miriam López-Rodríguez
ISBN : STANFORD:36105112644492
Genre : Drama
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The conflict between the political and the personal, an opposition which pervades the whole of American Literature, informs the essays on twentieth-century American theater gathered in this volume. Prominent theater scholars from Europe and America address the cultural paradigm created by the clash of private needs with public expectations. The difficulty of reconciling the two has led many dramatists to turn to the complexities of intertextuality in order to express their rebellions and rejections of inherited cultural values and myths. Essays on Arthur Miller, Sam Shepard, Susan Glaspell, H.M. Koutoukas, Dolores Prida, or Suzan Lori-Parks (to name but a few of the dramatists discussed here) reflect the vibrancy of American drama and the depth of the interaction of the political with the personal. Contents: Barbara Ozieblo: Introduction: The Political and the Personal in American Drama - Brenda Murphy: Tennessee Williams and Cold-War Politics - Ana Anton-Pacheco: Coping with the Personal: Tennessee Williams's Minimalist Plays - Gary Harrington: The Smashed Mirror: Blanche in A Streetcar Named Desire - Stuart Marlow: Interrogating The Crucible: Revisiting the Biographical, Historical and Political Sources of Arthur Miller's Play - Russell DiNapoli: Maxwell Anderson's Misuse of Poetic Discourse in Winterset - Johan Callens: Going Public, Performing Stein - Cheryl Black/Robert K. Sarlos: On the Threshold of Sexual Politics in American Theater and Drama: The Provincetown Players - Marcia Noe: The New Woman in the Plays of Susan Glaspell - Marta Fernandez-Morales: The Two Spheres in Susan Glaspell's Trifles and The Verge - Karin Ikas: The Promise and the Reality of the American Dream inMexican-American Plays - Maria Luisa Ochoa-Fernandez: Weaving the Personal and the Political in Dolores Prida's Beautiful Senoritas, Coser y Cantar and Botanica - Mar Gallego: Redefining African-American Female Space: Lorraine Hansberry's Raisin in the Sun and Ntozake Shange's for colored girls - Araceli Gonzalez-Crespan: Against - Ruby Lip and Saucy Curl: Breaking the Great Divide among Women in Beah Richards's A Black Woman Speaks - Stephen J. Bottoms: Untidying Her Passions: The Medea of H.M. Koutoukas - Antonia Rodriguez-Gago: Re-Creating Herstory: Suzan-Lori Parks's Venus - Claudia Barnett: - In Your Dreams : Deb Margolin's Fantasy/Drama - Felix Martin-Gutierrez: Fragments from the Political Unconscious in Adrienne Kennedy's Plays - La Vinia Delois Jennings: Reflection of Self as Other: Mimetic Parallels between Minstrelsy and Anna Deveare Smith's Fires in the Mirror: Crown Heights, Brooklyn and Other Identities - Katherine Weiss: Sam Shepard's Family Trilogy: Breaking Down Mythical Prisons - Ines Cuenca-Aguilar: Representations of Women in Sam Shepard's Theater - N.J. Stanley: Screamingly Funny and Terrifyingly Shocking: Paula Vogel as Domestic Detective."
Category: Drama

After Pluralism

Author : Courtney Bender
ISBN : 9780231152327
Genre : Religion
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The contributors to this volume treat pluralism as a concept that is historically and ideologically produced or, put another way, as a doctrine that is embedded within a range of political, civic, and cultural institutions. Their critique considers how religious difference is framed as a problem that only pluralism can solve. Working comparatively across nations and disciplines, the essays in After Pluralism explore pluralism as a "term of art" that sets the norms of identity and the parameters of exchange, encounter, and conflict. Contributors locate pluralism's ideals in diverse sites?Broadway plays, Polish Holocaust memorials, Egyptian dream interpretations, German jails, and legal theories?and demonstrate its shaping of political and social interaction in surprising and powerful ways. Throughout, they question assumptions underlying pluralism's discourse and its influence on the legal decisions that shape modern religious practice. Contributors do more than deconstruct this theory; they tackle what comes next. Having established the genealogy and effects of pluralism, they generate new questions for engaging the collective worlds and multiple registers in which religion operates.
Category: Religion

Transnational Lives And The Media

Author : Olga G. Bailey
ISBN : STANFORD:36105123388097
Genre : Performing Arts
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This collection offers a comprehensive account of the relation between diaspora and media cultures drawing from traditional and innovative theoretical and empirical approaches illustrated by original case studies. It analyzes the dilemmas of the field, the tensions and promises of the politics of transnational communication and diasporas, the consumption of national and transnational media by diasporas communities, and the views of non-governmental organizations on issues of the politics of participation and representation of ethnic minorities in the media.
Category: Performing Arts

Africa Today

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ISBN : UCAL:B5128133
Genre : Africa
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Category: Africa