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Unsettling The Gap

Author : Sophie Rudolph
ISBN : 1433159147
Genre : Indigenous peoples
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Unsettling the Gap: Race, Politics and Indigenous Education takes the global problem of 'Indigenous educational disadvantage' that have culminated in the Australian context in the 'Closing the Gap' policy.
Category: Indigenous peoples

Unsettling Memories

Author : Emma Tarlo
ISBN : 1850654530
Genre : History
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Tarlo provides and account of India's Emergency of 1975-97, when Indian democracy was temporarily suspended in favor of authoritarian rule, from the perspective of ordinary people.
Category: History

Gadda And Beckett Storytelling Subjectivity And Fracture

Author : Katrin Wehling-Giorgi
ISBN : 9781351191456
Genre : Literary Criticism
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"While the writing of Carlo Emilio Gadda (1893-1973) is renowned for its linguistic and narrative proliferation, the best-known works of Samuel Beckett (1906-89) are minimalist, with a clear fondness for subtraction and abstraction. Despite these face-value differences, a close reading of the two authors' early prose writings reveals some surprisingly affinitive concerns, rooted in their profoundly troubled relationship with the literary medium and an unceasing struggle for expression of an incoherent reality and a similarly unfathomable self. Situating Gadda and Beckett at the heart of the debate of late European modernism, this study not only contests the position of'insularity' frequently ascribed to both authors by critical consensus, but it also rethinks some of Gadda's plurilingual and macaronic features by situating them in the context of the turn-of-the-century Sprachkrise, or crisis of language. In a close analysis of the primary texts which engages with the latest findings in empirical research, Wehling-Giorgi casts fresh light on the central notions of textual and linguistic fragmentation and provides a new post-Lacanian analysis of the fractured self in Gadda's and Beckett's narrative."
Category: Literary Criticism

Learning Whiteness

Author : Arathi Sriprakash
ISBN : 0745342140
Genre :
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A timely book that draws out the connections between whiteness, education and the settler colonial state. Focusing on education as a powerful but often overlooked institution in the political system of settler colonialism, the authors demonstrate how education has normalised racial domination and ethno-nationalism in the political imagination.The authors bring together recent scholarship on white supremacy and decolonising education in the living, breathing context of Australian educational discourse and practice. In particular, they show how this insidious and powerful expression is bound up in the national story the country creates about itself and reproduces through its educational systems.
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Absolution Gap

Author : Alastair Reynolds
ISBN : 9780575087675
Genre : Fiction
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Take another awe-inspiring leap into the darkly imagined future of REVELATION SPACE, where it is time for Humanity to meet its Unmakers. Mankind has endured centuries of horrific plague and a particularly brutal interstellar war ... but there is still no time for peace and quiet. Stirred from aeons of sleep, the Inhibitors - ancient alien killing machines - have begun the process of ridding the galaxy of its latest emergent intelligence: mankind. As a ragtag bag of refugees fleeing the first wave of the cull head towards an apparently insignificant moon light-years away, they discover an avenging angel, a girl born in ice. She has the power to lead mankind to safety, and the ability to draw down their darkest enemy. And on a planet where vast travelling cathedrals crawl towards the treacherous fissure known as Absolution Gap, an unsettling truth becomes apparent: to beat one enemy, it may be necessary to forge an alliance with something much, much worse ...
Category: Fiction

Ecology Of Indonesian Papua Part Two

Author : Andrew J. Marshall
ISBN : 9781462906802
Genre : Nature
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The Ecology of Papua provides a comprehensive review of current scientific knowledge on all aspects of the natural history of western (Indonesian) New Guinea. Designed for students of conservation, environmental workers, and academic researchers, it is a richly detailed text, dense with biogeographical data, historical reference, and fresh insight on this complicated and marvelous region. We hope it will serve to raise awareness of Papua on a global as well as local scale, and to catalyze effective conservation of its most precious natural assets. New Guinea is the largest and highest tropical island, and one of the last great wilderness areas remaining on Earth. Papua, the western half of New Guinea, is noteworthy for its equatorial glaciers, its vast forested floodplains, its imposing central mountain range, its Raja Ampat Archipelago, and its several hundred traditional forest-dwelling societies. One of the wildest places left in the world, Papua possesses extraordinary biological and cultural diversity. Today, Papua’s environment is under threat from growing outside pressures to exploit its expansive forests and to develop large plantations of oil palm and biofuels. It is important that Papua’s leadership balance economic development with good resource management, to ensure the long-term well-being of its culturally diverse populace.
Category: Nature

Asian American Literature

Author : Bella Adams
ISBN : 9780748629831
Genre : Social Science
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This critical study of Asian American literature discusses work by internationally successful writers such as Maxine Hong Kingston, Chang-rae Lee, Bharati Mukherjee, Amy Tan and others in their historical, cultural and critical contexts. The focus of the book is on contemporary writing, from the 1970s onwards, although it also traces over a hundred years of Asian American literary production in prose, poetry, drama and criticism. The main body of the book comprises five periodized chapters that highlight important events in a nation-state that has historically rendered Asian Americans invisible. Of particular importance to the writers selected for case studies are questions of racial identity, cultural history and literary value with respect to dominant American ideologies.
Category: Social Science

Organizing Hope

Author : Daniel Ericsson
ISBN : 9781788979443
Genre : Business & Economics
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Crumbling social institutions, disintegrating structures, and a profound sense of uncertainty are the signs of our time. In this book, this contemporary crisis is explored and illuminated, providing narratives that suggest how the notion of hope can be leveraged to create powerful methods of organizing for the future. Chapters first consider theoretical and philosophical perspectives on hopeful organizing, followed by both empirical discussions about achieving change and more imaginative narratives of alternative and utopian futures, including an exploration of the differing roles of work, creativity, idealism, inclusivity and activism.
Category: Business & Economics

Foolproof Strategies To Close The Student Achievement Gap

Author : Dr. Tsahai London
ISBN : 9781105907616
Genre : Education
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Underperforming schools are closing. Teachers identified as incompetent are reassigned or outright fired. Federal and state funds are targeted to design new programs and make substantial school reforms. Improvement and accountability requirements are more stringent for states, districts, schools, and teachers. Responses to The Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), replaced by No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB), now modified again to ESEA are a mere few of the countless noble efforts attempted across the country. The goal all along has been to raise student achievement and to close gaps. Still the average African American or Hispanic high school graduate is reading at a level similar to that of the average white eighth-grader. This grim reality is the mere tip of the iceberg. The implications are legion. What responsibility must parents assume to arrest this disaster?
Category: Education

Tearing Down The Gates

Author : Peter Sacks
ISBN : 9780520245884
Genre : Education
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A compelling critique of the American educational system explains how the growing inequities between rich and poor is exacerbated by offering the advantaged ample opportunites while shutting out the poor, arguing that we need to take a hard look at the implications of equal opportunity in America today.
Category: Education

Unsettling Montaigne

Author : Elizabeth Guild
ISBN : 9781843843719
Genre : Literary Collections
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Striking new readings of Montaigne's works, focussing on such concepts as scepticism and tolerance.
Category: Literary Collections

Liberty For All

Author : Rick Newman
ISBN : 9781466879300
Genre : Political Science
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Americans are increasingly dismayed with a broken political system and the big institutions they blame for a Darwinian economy (in which it's getting harder to get ahead). What they've lost sight of is the importance of self-reliance and personal initiative in every individual's quest for prosperity. Liberty For All pushes past the usual go-nowhere policy prescriptions to probe what ordinary people can do to build their own self-reliance and enhance their odds of success. In a wry and entertaining narrative, Rick Newman embarks on a quest to improve his own self-reliance by camping with "doomsday preppers," deconstructing the "rugged individualist" that politicians so often invoke, and detailing the ways we unnecessarily shackle ourselves. The result is a guide to enriching your prospects—and your life—by harnessing every freedom available.
Category: Political Science

Settling And Unsettling Memories

Author : Nicole Neatby
ISBN : 9781442699700
Genre : History
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Settling and Unsettling Memories analyses the ways in which Canadians over the past century have narrated the story of their past in books, films, works of art, commemorative ceremonies, and online. This cohesive collection introduces readers to overarching themes of Canadian memory studies and brings them up-to-date on the latest advances in the field. With increasing debates surrounding how societies should publicly commemorate events and people, Settling and Unsettling Memories helps readers appreciate the challenges inherent in presenting the past. Prominent and emerging scholars explore the ways in which Canadian memory has been put into action across a variety of communities, regions, and time periods. Through high-quality essays touching on the central questions of historical consciousness and collective memory, this collection makes a significant contribution to a rapidly growing field.
Category: History

Egypt

Author : Hamied Ansari
ISBN : 9780791494998
Genre : History
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This book presents new and original insights into the political, social, and economic development of today’s Egypt. The case study of Kamshish, a small village in the heart of the Delta, sheds light on the recent social history of Egypt and the evolving relations between Egyptian rulers and people. Highlighted is the “Kamshish Affair,” during which the village appeared to be at the threshold of a socialist revolution destined to engulf the whole country, if not the entire region. Kamshish became the Mecca of the Left, to which such luminaries as Che Guevara, Jean-Paul Sartre, and Simone de Beauvoir paid homage. When the expected revolution failed to materialize, the state stepped in with a “new beginning,” whose conservatism stands in sharp contrast to the radicalist trends of the 1960s.
Category: History

Mcluhan A Guide For The Perplexed

Author : W. Terrence Gordon
ISBN : 9781441168948
Genre : Social Science
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Marshall McLuhan was dubbed a media guru when he came to prominence in the 1960s. The Woodstock generation found him cool; their parents found him perplexing. By 1963, McLuhan was Director of the Centre for Culture and Technology at the University of Toronto and would be a public intellectual on the international stage for more than a decade, then linked forever to his two best known coinages: the global village and the medium is the message. Taken as a whole, McLuhan's writings reveal a profound coherence and illuminate his unifying vision for the study of language, literature, and culture, grounded in the broad understanding of any medium or technology as an extension of the human body. McLuhan: A Guide for the Perplexed is a close reading of all of his work with a focus on tracing the systematic development of his thought. The overriding objective is to clarify all of McLuhan's thinking, to consolidate it in a fashion which prevents misreading, and to open the way to advancing his own program: ensuring that the world does not sleepwalk into the twenty-first century with nineteenth-century perceptions.
Category: Social Science

A Novel Way To Die

Author : Ali Brandon
ISBN : 9781101612040
Genre : Fiction
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Darla Pettistone may have inherited her great aunt Dee’s Brooklyn bookstore, but it’s the store’s mascot—an oversized black cat named Hamlet—who acts like he owns the place. And when someone turns up dead, Hamlet smells something rotten in Brooklyn… As the owner of Pettistone’s Fine Books, Darla is settling nicely into her new life, even reaching an uneasy truce with Hamlet. Unfortunately, when she needs to hire a new clerk, the finicky feline decides to lend a paw to the hiring process. He chases away applicants who don’t meet his approval, finally settling on an unlikely candidate: Robert, a book-loving Goth kid who has a secret only Hamlet knows. And Hamlet can’t seem to stay out of trouble. One of the bookstore’s regular customers, a man who is renovating a local brownstone, claims he’s seen Hamlet prowling the neighborhood. When the man’s business partner is found dead, Darla discovers that Hamlet may have been the only witness to what could be murder. With the crafty cat’s help, she wonders if they just might be able to pounce on a killer...
Category: Fiction

Crossing The Stage

Author : Lesley Ferris
ISBN : 9781134924523
Genre : Performing Arts
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Crossing the Stage brings together for the first time essays which explore cross-dressing in theatre, cabaret, opera and dance. The volume contains seminal pieces which have become standard texts in the field, as well as new work especially commissioned from leading writers on performance. Crossing the Stage is an indispensable sourcebook on theatrical cross-dressing. It will be essential reading for all those interested in performance and the representation of gender.
Category: Performing Arts

Apologia

Author : Max L. Stackhouse
ISBN : 0802802850
Genre : Religion
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A bold attempt to provide a unifying vision to guide the efforts of theological education in a global context characterized by pluralism and relativism. Discusses the training of individuals for ministry in seminaries around the world. Deals with questions (1) is there a common or shared vision for ecumenical seminaries and (2) what is the vision?
Category: Religion

Write On

Author : David Lodge
ISBN : 9781448137732
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Novelist, critic, lecturer, reviewer, man-about-conferences, David Lodge, as both analyst and practitioner, is one of our foremost experts in the forms of fiction. He is also an uncommonly sympathetic and informed observer of the passing scene, and his penetrating vision is set in a consistently ironic frame. David Lodge's humour can be a devastating weapon, but it is continually engaging because as often as not the sniper's sights are trained on the author himself, and on the curiously mobile, cosmopolitan yet specialist world he inhabits. The essays and reviews collected in this volume are selected from the occasional writings over a span of twenty years, and are all prompted by an impulse - or an invitation - to "write on" some specific topic: a book, a film, an anniversary, a trip abroad. They also reflect the drive of the professional to keep writing, "to keep the muscles of composition exercised." The pieces collected here are designed for a wide audience, and most focus, in more or less direct ways, on Lodge's own work as a novelist. Enthusiasts will take especial pleasure in discovering sources for episodes from his novels, in tracing how reality mutates into fiction - or how on occasion, the process works the other way round.
Category: Literary Criticism