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Made to Matter

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ISBN: 9781920899974 9781743325667 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Sydney University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101640
Subject: History
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Most members of the Stolen Generations had white fathers or grandfathers. Who were these white men? This book analyses the stories of white fathers, men who were positioned as key players in the plans to assimilate Aboriginal people by ‘breeding out the colour’. The policy was an cruel failure. It conflated skin colour with culture and assumed that Aboriginal women and their children would acquiesce to produce ‘future whites’. It also assumed that white men would comply as ready appendages, administering ‘whiteness’ through marriage or white sperm. This book attempts to put textual flesh on the bodies of these white fathers, and in doing so, builds on and complicates the view of white fathers in this history, and the histories of whiteness to which they are biopolitically related.

Liberalism, Surveillance, and Resistance: Indigenous Communities in Western Canada, 1877-1927

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Book Series: The West Unbound:Social and Cultural Studies ISSN: 1915819X ISBN: 9781897425398 9781897425404 Year: Pages: 337 Language: English
Publisher: Athabasca University Press
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Canada is regularly presented as a country where liberalism has ensured freedom and equality for all. Yet with the expansion of settlers into the First Nations territories that became southern Alberta and BC, liberalism proved to be an exclusionary rather than inclusionary force. Between 1877 and 1927, government officials, police officers, church representatives, ordinary settlers, and many others operated to exclude and reform Indigenous people. Presenting Anglo-Canadian liberal capitalist values and structures and interests as normal, natural, and beyond reproach devalued virtually every aspect of Indigenous cultures. This book explores the means used to facilitate and justify colonization, their effects on Indigenous economic, political, social, and spiritual lives, and how they were resisted.

Transgender Identities

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Book Series: Routledge research in gender and society ISBN: 9780415999304 9780203856147 Year: Pages: 312 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100820
Subject: Astronomy (General) --- Social Sciences
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Transgender Identities: Towards a Social Analysis of Gender Diversity emerges from, and speaks to, recent sociological considerations of ‘transgender.’&#xD;The term ‘transgender’ denotes a range of gender experiences,&#xD;subjectivities and presentations that fall across, between or beyond stable&#xD;categories of ‘man’ and ‘woman.’ ‘Transgender’ includes gender identities&#xD;that have, more traditionally, been described as ‘transsexual,’1 and a diversity&#xD;of genders that call into question an assumed relationship between gender&#xD;identity and presentation and the ‘sexed’ body.&#xD;This introduction serves three purposes.

Document sobre bioètica i discapacitat

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Book Series: Col·lecció de Bioètica ISBN: 9788447538379 Year: Pages: 72 Language: Catalan, Spanish, English
Publisher: Publicacions i Edicions de la Universitat de Barcelona
Subject: Philosophy
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En aquest volum del Grup d’Opinió de l’Observatori de Bioètica i Dret, coordinat per la Dra. María Casado i pel Dr. Antoni Vilà, s’analitzen els problemes bioètics específics que afronten les persones amb discapacitat, les quals pateixen un «dèficit de ciutadania» que sovint n’impedeix una plena participació en la vida social com a subjectes de ple dret i en igualtat de condicions. Per a analitzar la situació i presentar les propostes que han d’assegurar l’autonomia personal i la integració social d’aquestes persones, el Grup d’Opinió ha pres com a referència la Declaració Universal sobre Bioètica i Drets Humans de la Unesco (2005) i la Convenció sobre els drets de les persones amb discapacitat de l’ONU (2006), que coincideixen a tractar la discapacitat des de la perspectiva dels drets humans.

Christianity, Islam, and Oriṣa Religion: Three Traditions in Comparison and Interaction

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Book Series: The Anthropology of Christianity ISBN: 9780520285859 9780520961227 Year: Pages: 310 DOI: 10.1525/luminos.8 Language: English
Publisher: University of California Press
Subject: Ethnology --- Religion --- History
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"The Yoruba of southwestern Nigeria are exceptional for the copresence among them of three religious traditions: Islam, Christianity, and the indigenous oriṣa religion. In this comparative study, at once historical and anthropological, Peel explores the intertwined character of the three religions and the dense imbrication of religion in all aspects of Yoruba history up to the present. For over 400 years, the Yoruba have straddled two geocultural spheres: one reaching north over the Sahara to the world of Islam, the other linking them to the Euro-American world via the Atlantic. These two external spheres were the source of contrasting cultural influences, notably those emanating from the world religions. However, the Yoruba not only imported Islam and Christianity but also exported their own oriṣa religion to the New World. Before the voluntary modern diaspora that has brought many Yoruba to Europe and the Americas, tens of thousands were sold as slaves in the New World, bringing with them the worship of the oriṣa. Peel offers deep insight into important contemporary themes such as religious conversion, new religious movements, relations between world religions, the conditions of religious violence, the transnational flows of contemporary religion, and the interplay between tradition and the demands of an ever-changing present. In the process, he makes a major theoretical contribution to the anthropology of world religions."

Ergonomics For People With Disabilities. Design For Accessibility

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ISBN: 9783110617832 Year: Pages: 238 DOI: 10.2478/9783110617832 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Architecture
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engineers, designers, architects, psychologists, sociologists, vocational counsellors and medical professionals

A People's History of the Russian Revolution

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Book Series: Left Book Club ISBN: 9780745399041 9781786800190 Year: Pages: 184 DOI: 10.26530/oapen_625271 Language: English
Publisher: Pluto Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100051
Subject: History
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The Russian Revolution was an explosion of mass democracy from below. It transformed the people who took part and inspired tens of millions across the world. Its global impact shook the capitalist system to its foundations and came close to bringing it down. But in the end, the revolutionary movement was destroyed by the most murderous counter-revolutionary terror in history. And because the real history of the revolution is so subversive of class rule everywhere – East, West, and South – it has been buried under a mountain of lies, distortions, and denials. This book sets out to nail every bogus argument about the Russian Revolution – from Tories, Stalinists, and sectarians – and to present the living reality of a mass movement of millions, organised in participatory assemblies, mobilised for militant action.

Document sobre envelliment i vulnerabilitat

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Book Series: Col·lecció de Bioètica ISBN: 9788447540532 Year: Pages: 64 Language: Catalan, Spanish, English
Publisher: Publicacions i Edicions de la Universitat de Barcelona
Subject: Philosophy --- Internal medicine
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Els plantejaments i les recomanacions que es fan en aquest Document desitgen promoure millores en la qualitat de vida de les persones grans, fomentant la presa de decisions prèvies —tant individuals com socials— i reivindicant la promoció dels valors de solidaritat i de no-discriminació.

Private Lives in Public Places

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ISBN: 9780203993156 9781138467491 9780422791601 9781135800680 9781135800673 9781135800635 Year: DOI: 10.4324/9780203993156 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Medicine (General) --- Social and Public Welfare
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Public Order and Private Lives is a radical examination of the political forces which shape the law and order debate in Britain. Mike Brake and Chris Hale provide a hard-hitting analysis of Conservative policies on Crime, showing that, ironically, Conservative policies have created the very social conditions in which crime has flourished. They argue that the government is undermining basic civil liberties by its increased use of legislation as a means of control and coercion.

Xiipúktan (First of All): Three Views of the Origins of the Quechan People

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Book Series: World Oral Literature Series ISSN: 20507933 2054362X ISBN: 9781909254640 Year: Volume: 1 Pages: 119 DOI: 10.11647/OBP.0037 Language: English
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
Subject: Ethnology
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The Quechan people live along the lower part of the Colorado River in the United States. According to tradition, the Quechan and other Yuman people were created at the beginning of time, and their Creation myth explains how they came into existence, the origin of their environment, and the significance of their oldest traditions. The Creation myth forms the backdrop against which much of the tribe’s extensive oral literature may be understood.At one time there were almost as many different versions of the Quechan creation story as there were Quechan families. Now few people remember them. This volume, presented in the Quechan language with facing-column translation, provides three views of the origins of the Quechan people. One synthesizes narrator George Bryant’s childhood memories and later research. The second is based upon J.P. Harrington’s A Yuma Account of Origins (1908). The third provides a modern view of the origins of the Quechan, beginning with the migration from Asia to the New World and ending with the settlement of the Yuman tribes at their present locations.

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