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The Victim As Hero

Author : James J. Orr
ISBN : 0824824350
Genre : History
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This is the first systematic, historical inquiry into the emergence of "victim consciousness" (higaisha ishiki) as an essential component of Japanese pacifist national identity after World War II. In his meticulously crafted narrative and analysis, the author reveals how postwar Japanese elites and American occupying authorities collaborated to structure the parameters of remembrance of the war, including the notion that the emperor and his people had been betrayed and duped by militarists. He goes on to explain the Japanese reliance on victim consciousness through a discussion of the ban-the-bomb movement of the mid-1950s, which raised the prominence of Hiroshima as an archetype of war victimhood and brought about the selective focus on Japanese war victimhood; the political strategies of three self-defined war victim groups (A-bomb victims, repatriates, and dispossessed landlords) to gain state compensation and hence valorization of their war victim experiences; shifting textbook narratives that reflected contemporary attitudes and structured future generations' understanding of the war; and three classic antiwar novels and films that contributed to the shaping of a "sentimental humanism" that continues to leave a strong imprint on the collective Japanese conscience.
Category: History

Victim Or Hero

Author : Sean Kubota
ISBN : 170216926X
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Victim or Hero is a guide to our awareness of choice. A reminder of the power that lies in the subtle shifts created through our choices, and our ability to consciously choose those which suit our desired reality. It brings about questions of how we dictate our worth and capability. how we choose to either withhold accountability and responsibility for our lives, or release it and accept ourselves as a victim or circumstance. We all have an inner calling to save ourselves and be our own hero. Only then can we truly, serve others. To live the life we deserve, to make an impact in the world, and bring about goodness and change, we must first save ourselves from our own self-imposed limitations. We must dive deep into what creates the inner conflict and battle within us that keep us from charging towards our goals fearlessly and confidently with a knowing of assured success.Deep down we know are meant to be successful, to progress, and to add to the collective value of this Human experience. Yet, we often find ourselves lost & confused in hesitation and doubt, stagnating our growth and the forthcoming of our greatest creations. How we choose to either rise above, or crumble in the face of our suffering, is the dramatic playwright of our existence, our choice to be, "Victim or Hero."

Heroes And Victims

Author : Maria Bucur
ISBN : 9780253003911
Genre : History
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Heroes and Victims explores the cultural power of war memorials in 20th-century Romania through two world wars and a succession of radical political changes -- from attempts to create pluralist democratic political institutions after World War I to shifts toward authoritarian rule in the 1930s, to military dictatorships and Nazi occupation, to communist dictatorships, and finally to pluralist democracies with populist tendencies. Examining the interplay of centrally articulated and locally developed commemorations, Maria Bucur's study engages monumental sites of memory, local funerary markers, rituals, and street names as well as autobiographical writings, novels, oral narratives, and film. This book reveals the ways in which a community's religious, ethnic, economic, regional, and gender traditions shaped local efforts at memorializing its war dead.
Category: History

American Heroes In A Media Age

Author : Susan J. Drucker
ISBN : 1881303195
Genre : History
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This volume explores the relationship of hero to celebrity and the changing role of the hero in American culture. It establishes that the nature of hero and its function in society is a communication phenomenon, which has been and is being altered by the rapid advance of electronic media.
Category: History

Bully Victim Or Hero How To Assert Yourself Without Being A Target For Bullying Or Violence

Author : Ray Amanat
ISBN : 9781936449064
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Have you ever watched someone being bullied or have you ever been the target of bullying yourself? Our usual response to bullying is to fight back, run away, or ignore it and try to be the better person while the bully has their way. But what if you knew of another alternative? One that didn’t invite more aggression…one that puts you in control of the situation so that you do not lose face in front of peers…one that helps you diffuse or even handle the bully outright while you stand your ground? In this book you are going to learn:  How not to think or react like a victim  How to stand up for yourself if you are an intended target of bullying or violence  How to stand up for others as the bystander  How to break the cycle of self-sabotage that causes aggressive behavior or bullying If you have children in school— If you are a teacher, school administrator, or someone that plays a role in the life of a child— If you have ever felt hopeless and out of options— If you want to know how to be assertive without being violent, this book is definitely for you. Put control back into your life. Learn to be an assertive, effective Hero!
Category: Family & Relationships

Media And Society

Author : Arthur Asa Berger
ISBN : 0742553841
Genre : Social Science
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Media and Society is a lively, illustrated introduction to the role that mass media--and the messages and texts they carry--play in our lives and our society. Arthur Asa Berger explores the time we spend with media, media aesthetics, ethics, audiences, media effects, technologies, violence and sexuality in media, and ownership. Media and Society helps us understand the relationship between consumers and media--the books, television, radio, magazines, web sites, video games, newspapers, movies, and other mass media we encounter every day. --Publisher.
Category: Social Science

Challenging The Human Trafficking Narrative

Author : Erin O'Brien
ISBN : 9781317510451
Genre : Social Science
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What is the moral of the human trafficking story, and how can the narrative be shaped and evolved? Stories of human trafficking are prolific in the public domain, proving immensely powerful in guiding our understandings of trafficking, and offering something tangible on which to base policy and action. Yet these stories also misrepresent the problem, establishing a dominant narrative that stifles other stories and fails to capture the complexity of human trafficking. This book deconstructs the human trafficking narrative in public discourse, examining the victims, villains, and heroes of trafficking stories. Sex slaves, exploited workers, mobsters, pimps and johns, consumers, governments, and anti-trafficking activists are all characters in the story, serving to illustrate who is to blame for the problem of trafficking, and how that problem might be solved. Erin O’Brien argues that a constrained narrative of ideal victims, foreign villains, and western heroes dominates the discourse, underpinned by cultural assumptions about gender and ethnicity, and wider narratives of border security, consumerism, and western exceptionalism. Drawing on depictions of trafficking in entertainment and news media, awareness campaigns, and government reports in Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America, this book will be of interest to criminologists, political scientists, sociologists, and those engaged with human rights activism and the politics of international justice
Category: Social Science

Newspapers In The Elt Classroom

Author : Mohammad Reza Shams
ISBN : 9781491819937
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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Mohammad Reza Shams is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English Language and Literature at University of kashan, Iran. He received his Ph.D. in 2005 from the University of Isfahan,Iran. His research areas include media discourse, discourse analysis, and pragmatics.
Category: Foreign Language Study

Marked Men

Author : Sally Robinson
ISBN : 9780231500364
Genre : Literary Criticism
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White men still hold most of the political and economic cards in the United States; yet stories about wounded and traumatized men dominate popular culture. Why are white men jumping on the victim bandwagon? Examining novels by Philip Roth, John Updike, James Dickey, John Irving, and Pat Conroy and such films as Deliverance, Misery, and Dead Poets Society—as well as other writings, including The Closing of the American Mind—Sally Robinson argues that white men are tempted by the possibilities of pain and the surprisingly pleasurable tensions that come from living in crisis.
Category: Literary Criticism

Break My Heart And Make Me Dance

Author : Susan Hill
ISBN : 9781449772345
Genre : Religion
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When I was young, I knew God loved me. I followed Him. Being His child was natural and easy. Then I hit puberty, and my world changed. There were things I saw that I wanted, things that I thought He might not want me to have. I started to wander. Still, I was not stupid. I knew I still needed Him as Savior; it was His Lordship that gave me pause. Eventually I stripped Him of His Lordship and went to live in the "fallen world." I kept Him as my Savior, but I made no effort to follow Him. I loved my life in the fallen world. Still, it had its challenges. There were times I would find myself in the dreaded "Valley of the Shadow of Death." I knew somehow He was responsible. It was in the "Valley" that I would find myself needing Him. Eventually I would have to call on Him. And rescue me He would, but I refused anything but temporary rescue. I would be thankful for a few days, but the desire for my old life in the fallen world would soon reclaim me, and I would put Him back on the shelf. There was so much out there to grab for, and the fallen world did push and encourage me to go for happy. There was a problem with that: I was created to be filled with joy, His joy. "Happy" was just a temporary, dim simulation. I finally had to face the questions. Does He really love me? Is He really to be trusted? Is He really the God of the Bible? If the answer to these questions was yes, could I really have enough confidence in Him to make Him my center and follow Him?
Category: Religion

Telling Stories

Author : Michael Roemer
ISBN : 0847680428
Genre : Philosophy
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Asks important questions about the very nature of stories and examines why we read stories rather than just learning the endings.
Category: Philosophy

The First Fallen Hero

Author : Josephus Daniels
ISBN : UIUC:30112045798326
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The Death Of The Grown Up

Author : Diana West
ISBN : 9781466840751
Genre : Social Science
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Diana West sees a US filled with middle-age guys playing air guitar and thinks "No wonder we can't stop Islamic terrorism." She sees Moms Who Mosh and wonders "Is there a single adult left anywhere?" But, the grown-ups are all gone. The disease that killed them was incubated in the sixties to a rock-and-roll score, took hold in the seventies with the help of multiculturalism and left us with a nation of eternal adolescents who can't decide between "good" and "bad", a generation who can't say "no". From the inability to nix a sixteen year-old's request for Marilyn Manson concert tickets to offering adolescents parentally-funded motel rooms on prom night to rationalizing murderous acts of Islamic suicide bombers with platitudes of cultural equivalence, West sees us on a slippery slope that's lead to a time when America has forgotten its place in the world. In The Death of the Grown-Up Diana West serves up a provocative critique of our dangerously indecisive world leavened with humor and shot through with insight.
Category: Social Science

Reluctant Witnesses

Author : Arlene Stein
ISBN : 9780199381920
Genre : Social Science
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Americans now learn about the Holocaust in high school, watch films about it on television, and visit museums dedicated to preserving its memory. But for the first two decades following the end of World War II, discussion of the destruction of European Jewry was largely absent from American culture and the tragedy of the Holocaust was generally seen as irrelevant to non-Jewish Americans. Today, the Holocaust is widely recognized as a universal moral touchstone. In Reluctant Witnesses, sociologist Arlene Stein--herself the daughter of a Holocaust survivor--mixes memoir, history, and sociological analysis to tell the story of the rise of Holocaust consciousness in the United States from the perspective of survivors and their descendants. If survivors tended to see Holocaust storytelling as mainly a private affair, their children--who reached adulthood during the heyday of identity politics--reclaimed their hidden family histories and transformed them into public stories. Reluctant Witnesses documents how a group of people who had previously been unrecognized and misunderstood managed to find its voice. It tells this story in relation to the changing status of trauma and victimhood in American culture. At a time when a sense of Holocaust fatigue seems to be setting in and when the remaining survivors are at the end of their lives, it affirms that confronting traumatic memories and catastrophic histories can help us make our world mean something beyond ourselves.
Category: Social Science

The Hero Perseus

Author : Robyn DiTocco
ISBN : 0972342915
Genre : High schools
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Seventeen-year-old PJ Allen and his mother have moved to Athenia, and as he adjusts to a new school, he is summoned by Zeus to discover that as the descendant of the hero, Perseus, he must travel through time and again defeat Medusa.
Category: High schools