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Publisher : Duke University Press
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ISBN 13: 082235361X
Total Pages : 378 pages
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Read and Download Ann Laura Stoler book Imperial Debris in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TImperial Debris. This book was released on 2013-05-10 with total page 378 pages. Book excerpt: Imperial Debris redirects scholarly focus away from ruins as evidence of the past to "ruination" as the processes through which imperial power occupies the environment, and bodies and minds, in the present.

Download Yoga, the Body, and Embodied Social Change PDF

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Publisher : Lexington Books
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ISBN 13: 1498528031
Total Pages : 356 pages
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Read and Download Beth Berila book Yoga, the Body, and Embodied Social Change in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TYoga, the Body, and Embodied Social Change. This book was released on 2016-09-09 with total page 356 pages. Book excerpt: Yoga, the Body, and Embodied Social Change is the first collection to gather together prominent scholars on yoga and the body. Using an intersectional lens, the essays examine yoga in the United States as a complex cultural phenomenon that reveals racial, economic, gendered, and sexual politics of the body. From discussions of the stereotypical yoga body to analyses of pivotal court cases, Yoga, the Body, and Embodied Social Change examines the sociopolitical tensions of contemporary yoga. Because so many yogic spaces reflect the oppressive nature of many other public spheres, the essays in this collection also examine what needs to change in order for yoga to truly live up to its liberatory potential, from the blogosphere around Black women’s health to the creation of queer and trans yoga classes to the healing potential of yoga for people living with chronic illness or trauma. While many of these conversations are emerging in the broader public sphere, few have made their way into academic scholarship. This book changes all that. The essays in this anthology interrogate yoga as it is portrayed in the media, yoga spaces, and yoga as it is integrated in education, the law, and concepts of health to examine who is included and who is excluded from yoga in the West. The result is a thoughtful analysis of the possibilities and the limitations of yoga for feminist social transformation.

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Read and Download Arnab Dey book Tea Environments and Plantation Culture in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TTea Environments and Plantation Culture. This book was released on 2018-12-31 with total page pages. Book excerpt: Arnab Dey examines the intersecting role of law, ecology, and agronomy in shaping the history of tea and its plantations in British east India. He suggests that looking afresh at the legal, environmental, and agro-economic aspects of tea production illuminate covert, expedient, and often illegal administrative and commercial dealings that had an immediate and long-term human and environmental impact on the region. Critiquing this imperial commodity's advertised mandate of agrarian modernization in colonial India, Dey points to numerous tea pests, disease ecologies, felled forests, harsh working conditions, wage manipulation, and political resistance as examples of tea's unseemly legacy in the subcontinent. Dey draws together the plant and the plantation in highlighting the ironies of the tea economy and its consequences for the agrarian history of eastern India.

Download The City and the Wilderness PDF

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Publisher : University of California Press
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ISBN 13: 0520289684
Total Pages : 264 pages
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Read and Download Arash Khazeni book The City and the Wilderness in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe City and the Wilderness. This book was released on 2020-11-17 with total page 264 pages. Book excerpt: The City and the Wilderness recounts the journeys and microhistories of Indo-Persian travelers across the Indian Ocean and their encounters with the Burmese Kingdom and its littoral at the turn of the nineteenth century. As Mughal sovereignty waned under British colonial rule, Indo-Persian travelers and intermediaries linked to the East India Company explored and surveyed the Burmese Empire, inscribing it as a forest landscape and Buddhist kingdom at the crossroads of South and Southeast Asia. Based on colonial Persian travel books and narratives in which Indo-Persian knowledge and perceptions of the wondrous edges of the Indian Ocean merged with Orientalist pursuits, The City and the Wilderness uncovers fading histories of inter-Asian crossings and exchanges at the ends of the Mughal world.

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Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
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ISBN 13: 3110304090
Total Pages : 310 pages
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Read and Download Helmut Puff book Miniature Monuments in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TMiniature Monuments. This book was released on 2014-06-23 with total page 310 pages. Book excerpt: Miniature Monuments: Modeling German History offers a series of essays on small-scale models of bombed out cities. Created between 1946 and the present, these plastic renderings of places provide eerie glimpses of destruction and devastation resulting of the air war. This study thus permits fresh angles on post-war responses to the compounded losses of WW II, and it does so through considering these “miniature monuments‎” (of, among others, Frankfurt, Munich, Schwetzingen, Heilbronn and Hiroshima) in a deep cultural history that interlaces the sixteenth, eighteenth, and twentieth centuries. Three-dimensional renderings in diminutive size have rarely been subjected to rigorous theoretical reflection. Conventionally, models, whether of ruins or intact spaces, have been assumed to be “easily legible”; that is, they have been assumed to be vehicles of the authentic. Yet rubble and other models should be theorized as complex simulacra of abstract realities and catalysts of memories. Miniature Monuments thus tackles a haunting paradox: building ruins. The book elucidates how utterly contingent processes of crumbling and collapse (the English words for the Latin ruina) came to command such great interest in modern Europe that tremendous efforts were taken to uncover, render, and, most of all, recreate ruins.

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13: 1317209702
Total Pages : 164 pages
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Read and Download Jennifer Hyndman book Refugees in Extended Exile in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TRefugees in Extended Exile. This book was released on 2016-10-04 with total page 164 pages. Book excerpt: This book argues that the international refugee regime and its ‘temporary’ humanitarian interventions have failed. Most refugees across the global live in ‘protracted’ conditions that extend from years to decades, without legal status that allows them to work and establish a home. It is contended that they become largely invisible to people based in the global North, and cease to remain fully human subjects with access to their political lives. Shifting the conversation away from the salient discourse of ‘solutions’ and technical fixes within state-centric international relations, the authors recover the subjectivity lost for those stuck in extended exile. The book first argues that humanitarian assistance to refugees remains vital to people’s survival, even after the emergency phase is over. It then connects asylum politics in the global North with the intransigence of extended exile in the global South. By placing the urgent crises of protracted exile within a broader constellation of power relations, both historical and geographical, the authors present research and empirical findings gleaned from refugees in Iran, Kenya and Canada and from humanitarian and government workers. Each chapter reveals patterns of power circulating through the ‘colonial present’, Cold War legacies, and the global ‘war on terror". Seeking to render legible the more quotidian struggles and livelihoods of people who find themselves defined as refugees, this book will be of great interest to international humanitarian agencies, as well as migration and refugee researchers, including scholars in refugee studies and human displacement, human security, globalization, immigration, and human rights.

Download World Art and the Legacies of Colonial Violence PDF

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13: 135153632X
Total Pages : 280 pages
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Read and Download DanielJ. Rycroft book World Art and the Legacies of Colonial Violence in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TWorld Art and the Legacies of Colonial Violence. This book was released on 2017-07-05 with total page 280 pages. Book excerpt: How have imperialism and its after-effects impacted patterns of cultural exchange, artistic creativity and historical/curatorial interpretation? World Art and the Legacies of Colonial Violence - comprised of ten essays by an international roster of art historians, curators, and anthropologists - forges innovative approaches to post-colonial studies, Indigenous studies, critical heritage studies, and the new museology. This volume probes the degree to which global histories of conflict, coercion and occupation have shaped art historical approaches to intercultural knowledge and representation. These debates are relevant to contemporary artists and scholars of visual, material and museological culture in their attempts to negotiate imperial and colonial legacies. Confronting the aesthetics of Abolition, Fascism and Filipino independence, and re-thinking relationships between colonised and coloniser in Cameroon, North America and East Timor, the collection brings together new readings of Primitivism and Aboriginal art as well. It features discussions of touring exhibitions, popular media, modernist paintings and sculptures, historic photographs, human remains and art installations. In addition to the critical application of phenomenology in a fresh and contemporary manner, the volume?s ?world art? perspective nurtures the possibility that intercultural ethics are relevant to the study of art, power and modernity.

Download Infrastructural Brutalism PDF

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Publisher : MIT Press
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ISBN 13: 0262358727
Total Pages : 376 pages
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Read and Download Michael Truscello book Infrastructural Brutalism in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TInfrastructural Brutalism. This book was released on 2020-09-01 with total page 376 pages. Book excerpt: How "drowned town" literature, road movies, energy landscape photography, and "death train" narratives represent the brutality of industrial infrastructures. In this book, Michael Truscello looks at the industrial infrastructure not as an invisible system of connectivity and mobility that keeps capitalism humming in the background but as a manufactured miasma of despair, toxicity, and death. Truscello terms this "infrastructural brutalism"--a formulation that not only alludes to the historical nexus of infrastructure and the concrete aesthetic of Brutalist architecture but also describes the ecological, political, and psychological brutality of industrial infrastructures.

Download Inheritance of Loss PDF

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Publisher : University of Chicago Press
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ISBN 13: 022641213X
Total Pages : 336 pages
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Read and Download Yukiko Koga book Inheritance of Loss in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TInheritance of Loss. This book was released on 2016-11-28 with total page 336 pages. Book excerpt: In Inheritance of Loss, anthropologist Yukiko Koga tackles complex questions of how two nations previously at war come to terms with their troubled past. Her site is Northeast China, where Japan s imperial ambitions were pursued to devastating and murderous ends in the twentieth century. There the landscape, which is still peppered with missiles and unexploded chemical weapons from the war, is the backdrop for refurbished imperial architecture and revived Japanese businesses. But the national wounds of China and Japan s history problem cannot be stitched together solely through international trade. The author shows why mutual recognition of wartime atrocities is the only thing that can allay the persistent and sporadically explosive tensions between two of the most powerful countries in the Eastern hemisphere. A milestone in memory studies that incorporates sorely needed attention to materiality and political economy, Inheritance of Loss shows just how crucial imperial legacies will continue to be despite China s and Japan s attempts to leave the past behind in pursuit of a more prosperous future."

Download Colonial and Decolonial Linguistics PDF

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Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
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ISBN 13: 0198793200
Total Pages : 394 pages
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Read and Download Ana Deumert book Colonial and Decolonial Linguistics in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TColonial and Decolonial Linguistics. This book was released on 2021-01-09 with total page 394 pages. Book excerpt: This volume offers a detailed exploration of coloniality in the discipline of linguistics, with case studies drawn from across the world. The chapters provide a nuanced account of the coloniality of linguistics at the level of knowledge and disciplinary practice, and expand their discussion to imagine a decolonial linguistics.

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Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
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ISBN 13: 0812253493
Total Pages : 328 pages
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Read and Download Yael Navaro book Reverberations in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TReverberations. This book was released on 2021-12-21 with total page 328 pages. Book excerpt: Reverberations aims to generate new concepts and methodologies for the study of political violence and its aftermath. Essays attend to the distribution, extension, and endurance of violence across time, space, materialities, and otherworldly dimensions, as well as its embodiment in subjectivities, discourses, and political imaginations.

Download Extracting Honduras PDF

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Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
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ISBN 13: 1793630348
Total Pages : 273 pages
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Read and Download James J. Phillips book Extracting Honduras in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TExtracting Honduras. This book was released on 2022-01-04 with total page 273 pages. Book excerpt: This book explores the deeper causes of recent massive emigrations from Honduras, tracing the roots to the neoliberal extractive development model that has created conditions of poverty, corruption, and violence for over a generation in the context of the colonial (or imperial) relationship of Honduras to the United States.

Download Life after Ruin PDF

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ISBN 13: 1316841898
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Read and Download Noam Leshem book Life after Ruin in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TLife after Ruin. This book was released on 2016-10-27 with total page pages. Book excerpt: Following the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, the landscape of Israel-Palestine was radically transformed. Breaking from conventional focus on explicit sites of violence and devastation, Noam Leshem turns critical attention to 'ordinary' spaces and places where the intricate and often intimate engagements between Jews and myriad Arab spaces takes place to this day. Leshem builds on interdisciplinary studies of space, memory, architecture and history and exposes a rich archive of ideology, culture, political projects of state-building and identity formation. The result is a fresh look at the conflicted history of Israel-Palestine: a spatial history in which the Arab past isn't in fact separate, but inextricably linked to the Israeli present.

Download Language and Tourism in Postcolonial Settings PDF

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Publisher : Channel View Publications
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ISBN 13: 1845416805
Total Pages : 133 pages
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Read and Download Angelika Mietzner book Language and Tourism in Postcolonial Settings in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TLanguage and Tourism in Postcolonial Settings. This book was released on 2019-05-13 with total page 133 pages. Book excerpt: This book focuses on perspectives from and on the global south, providing fresh data and analyses on languages in African, Caribbean, Middle-Eastern and Asian tourism contexts. It provides a critical perspective on tourism in postcolonial and neocolonial settings, explored through in-depth case studies. The volume offers a multifaceted view on how language commodifies, and is commodified in, tourism settings and considers language practices and discourse as a way of constructing identities, boundaries and places. It also reflects on academic practice and economic dynamics in a field that is characterised by social inequalities and injustice, and tourism as the world's largest industry enacting dynamic communicative, social and cultural transformations. The book will appeal to both undergraduate and postgraduate students of tourism studies, linguistics, literature, cultural history and anthropology, as well as researchers and professionals in these fields.

Download Contemporary Archaeology and the City PDF

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Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN 13: 0192525506
Total Pages : 300 pages
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Read and Download Laura McAtackney book Contemporary Archaeology and the City in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TContemporary Archaeology and the City. This book was released on 2017-07-14 with total page 300 pages. Book excerpt: Contemporary Archaeology and the City foregrounds the archaeological study of post-industrial and other urban transformations through a diverse, international collection of case studies. Over the past decade contemporary archaeology has emerged as a dynamic force for dissecting and contextualizing the material complexities of present-day societies. Contemporary archaeology challenges conventional anthropological and archaeological conceptions of the past by pushing temporal boundaries closer to, if not into, the present. The volume is organized around three themes that highlight the multifaceted character of urban transitions in present-day cities - creativity, ruination, and political action. The case studies offer comparative perspectives on transformative global urban processes in local contexts through research conducted in the struggling, post-industrial cities of Detroit, Belfast, Indianapolis, Berlin, Liverpool, Belém, and post-Apartheid Cape Town, as well as the thriving urban centres of Melbourne, New York City, London, Chicago, and Istanbul. Together, the volume contributions demonstrate how the contemporary city is an urban palimpsest comprised by archaeological assemblages - of the built environment, the surface, and buried sub-surface - that are traces of the various pasts entangled with one another in the present. This volume aims to position the city as one of the most important and dynamic arenas for archaeological studies of the contemporary by presenting a range of theoretically-engaged case studies that highlight some of the major issues that the study of contemporary cities pose for archaeologists.

Download The Impact of Tourism in East Africa PDF

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ISBN 13: 1845418395
Total Pages : 175 pages
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Read and Download Anne Storch book The Impact of Tourism in East Africa in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Impact of Tourism in East Africa. This book was released on 2021-05-25 with total page 175 pages. Book excerpt: This book explores the relationship between imperial formations and individual encounters at African tourist sites – spaces of leisure, healing and work. It examines how encounters between tourists and hosts tend to be constructed along colonial thought lines and considers how players in the hospitality industry do not interact as coeval participants, but are racialised, scripted and positioned according to colonially-established order. The authors focus on the language of these encounters, not only speech, performance and response, but also silence, resonance, emptiness, noise – objectified, materialised, evasive and confusing. Through its exploration of language in these encounters, the volume shows that ruination is the one feature that is omnipresent in the multiple and diverse tourist settings of the postcolonial world. This book is open access under a CC BY ND licence.

Download Migrants and Refugees at UK Borders PDF

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13: 1000543560
Total Pages : 224 pages
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Read and Download Yasmin Ibrahim book Migrants and Refugees at UK Borders in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TMigrants and Refugees at UK Borders. This book was released on 2022-02-28 with total page 224 pages. Book excerpt: This book investigates the hostile environment and politics of visceral and racial denigration which have characterised responses to refugees and migrants within the UK and Europe in recent years. The European ‘migrant crisis’ from 2015 onwards has been characterised by an extremely intimidating atmosphere which denies the basic humanity of refugees and migrants. Deep rooted in Western Enlightenment trajectory, this racially-driven politics is linked to the Western theories of scientific superiority which went on to become the basis of eugenics and coloniality as part of modernity. Focusing on the ‘migrant crisis’, Brexit, and the impacts of the global pandemic, this book unpicks the waves of crises and neuroses about the ‘Other’ in Europe and the UK. The chapters analyse the rhetoric of camps, refrigerated death lorries, the notion of channel crossings and ‘accidental’ drownings, the formation of relationship with border architecture such as the razor wire, and corporeal resistance in detention centres through hunger strike. In examining such specific sites of rhetorical articulation, policy formation, social imagination, and its incumbent visuality, the chapters deconstruct the intersection of dominant ideologies, power, knowledge paradigms (including the media) as part of the public sphere and their combined re-mediation of the dispossessed humans in the shores and borders of Europe. This important interdisciplinary volume will be of interest to researchers of migration, humanitarianism, geography, global development, sociology and communication studies.