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Citizenship in Question

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ISBN: 9780822362807 9780822373483 Year: Pages: 304 Language: English
Publisher: Duke University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100687
Subject: History
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Citizenship is often assumed to be a clear-cut issue - either one has it or one does not. However, as the contributors to Citizenship in Question demonstrate, citizenship is not self-evident; it emerges from often obscure written records and is interpreted through ambiguous and dynamic laws. In case studies that analyze the legal barriers to citizenship rights in over twenty countries, the contributors explore how states use evidentiary requirements to create and police citizenship, often based on fictions of racial, ethnic, class, and religious differences. Whether examining the United States’ deportation of its own citizens, the selective use of DNA tests and secret results in Thailand, or laws that have stripped entire populations of citizenship, the contributors emphasize the political, psychological, and personal impact of citizenship policies.

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Energy without Conscience

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ISBN: 9780822363064 9780822373360 Year: Pages: 216 Language: English
Publisher: Duke University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100689
Subject: History
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'In Energy without Conscience' David McDermott Hughes investigates why climate change has yet to be seen as a moral issue. He examines the forces that render the use of fossil fuels ordinary and therefore exempt from ethical evaluation. Hughes centers his analysis on Trinidad and Tobago, which is the world's oldest petro-state, having drilled the first continuously producing oil well in 1866. Marrying historical research with interviews with Trinidadian petroleum scientists, policymakers, technicians, and managers, he draws parallels between Trinidad's eighteenth- and nineteenth-century slave labor energy economy and its contemporary oil industry. Hughes shows how both forms of energy rely upon a complicity that absolves producers and consumers from acknowledging the immoral nature of each. He passionately argues that like slavery, producing oil is a moral choice and that oil is at its most dangerous when it is accepted as an ordinary part of everyday life.

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Nursing with a Message

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Book Series: Critical Issues in Health and Medicine ISBN: 9780813571034 9780813571041 Year: Pages: 160 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_625283 Language: English
Publisher: Rutgers University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100272
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Nursing with a Message transports readers to New York City in the 1920s and 1930s, charting the rise and fall of two community health centers in the neighborhoods of East Harlem and Bellevue-Yorkville. Award-winning historian Patricia D’Antonio examines the day-to-day operations of these clinics, as well as the community outreach work done by nurses who visited schools, churches, and homes encouraging neighborhood residents to adopt healthier lifestyles, engage with preventive physical exams, and see to the health of their preschool children. As she reveals, these programs relied upon an often-contentious and fragile alliance between various healthcare providers, educators, social workers, and funding agencies, both public and private. Assessing both the successes and failures of these public health demonstration projects, D’Antonio also traces their legacy in shaping both the best and worst elements of today’s primary care system.

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Strange Science

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ISBN: 9780472130177 Year: Pages: 304 DOI: 10.3998/mpub.9357346 Language: English
Publisher: University of Michigan Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100390
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'Strange Science: Investigating the Limits of Knowledge in the Victorian Age' is an unprecedented collection that examines marginal, fringe, and unconventional forms of scientific inquiry, as well as their cultural representations in the Victorian period. Although now relegated to the category of the pseudoscientific, fields like mesmerism and psychical research captured the imagination of the Victorian public. Conversely, many branches of science that we now view as uncontroversial, such as physics and botany, were often associated with unorthodox methods of inquiry. Whether incorporated into mainstream scientific thought, or relegated by 21st century historians to the category of the pseudo- or even anti-scientific, these sciences generated conversation, enthusiasm, and controversy within Victorian society.

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Jewish Families in Europe, 1939-Present

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Book Series: HBI Series on Jewish Women ISBN: 9781512600094 9781512600117 Year: Pages: 306 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_625676 Language: English
Publisher: Brandeis University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100117
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This book offers an extensive introduction and 13 diverse essays on how World War II, the Holocaust, and their aftermath affected Jewish families and Jewish communities, with an especially close look at the roles played by women, youth, and children. Focusing on Eastern and Central Europe, themes explored include: how Jewish parents handled the Nazi threat; rescue and resistance within the Jewish family unit; the transformation of gender roles under duress; youth’s wartime and early postwar experiences; postwar reconstruction of the Jewish family; rehabilitation of Jewish children and youth; and the role of Zionism in shaping the present and future of young survivors.Relying on newly available archival material and novel research in the areas of families, youth, rescue, resistance, gender, and memory, this volume will be an indispensable guide to current work on the familial and social history of the Holocaust.

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"The Touch of Civilization"

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ISBN: 9781607325499 9781607325505 9781607327257 Year: Pages: 328 Language: English
Publisher: University Press of Colorado Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100079
Subject: History --- Migration
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This work compares the process and practice of nineteenth-century American and Russian internal colonization, a form of contiguous, continental expansion, imperialism and colonialism that incorporated indigenous lands and peoples. It provides a critical, comparative examination of internal colonization exercised by the United States and Russia and experienced by two indigenous populations, the Sioux and the Kazakhs. In particular, it examines how and why perceptions of the Sioux and Kazakhs as ostensibly uncivilized peoples, and similarly held American and Russian perceptions of the Northern Plains and the Kazakh Steppe as “uninhabited” regions that ought to be settled, reinforced American and Russian government sedentarization policies and land allotment programs among the Sioux and Kazakhs. In addition, it compares the processes practiced by the two empires and the various forms of Sioux and Kazakh martial, political, social and culture resistance evident throughout the 19th century.

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Remains of the Social

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ISBN: 9781776140381 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_627442 Language: English
Publisher: Wits University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100380
Subject: Philosophy
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Remains of the Social is an interdisciplinary volume of essays that engages with what ‘the social’ might mean after apartheid; a condition referred to as ‘the post-apartheid social’. The volume grapples with apartheid as a global phenomenon that extends beyond the borders of South Africa between 1948 and 1994 and foregrounds the tension between the weight of lived experience that was and is apartheid, the structures that condition that experience and a desire for a ‘post-apartheid social’ (think unity through difference). Collectively, the contributors argue for a recognition of the ‘the post-apartheid’ as a condition that names the labour of coming to terms with the ordering principles that apartheid both set in place and foreclosed. The volume seeks to provide a sense of the terrain on which ‘the post-apartheid’ - as a desire for a difference that is not apartheid’s difference - unfolds, falters and is worked through.

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The Hirschfeld Archives

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Book Series: Sexuality Studies ISBN: 9781439914328 9781439914342 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_628406 Language: English
Publisher: Temple University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100098
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This work examines how death, suicide and violence shaped modern queer culture, arguing that negative experiences, as much as affirmative subculture formation, influenced the emergence of a collective sense of same-sex identity. Bauer looks for this history of violence in the work and reception of the influential sexologist Magnus Hirschfeld (1868-1935), and through Hirschfeld's work examines the form and collective impact of anti-queer violence in the first half of the twentieth century. Hirschfeld's archive (his library at the Institute for Sexual Sciences in Berlin) was destroyed by the Nazis in 1933, so the archive of Bauer's title is one that she's built from over a hundred published and unpublished books, articles, films and photographs.

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A Journal of Three Months’ Walk in Persia in 1884 by Captain John Compton Pyne

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Book Series: Iranian Studies Series ISBN: 9789087282622 9789087282820 Year: DOI: doi.org/10.24415/9789087282622 Language: English
Publisher: Leiden University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100444
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A primary source on a journey to Persia by Captain John Compton Pyne in 1884 revealing the West’s fascination with the Middle East in Victorian times. The book includes an introduction by the editors and a transcription of the manuscript with notes and the original illustrations, mainly watercolours. An important historical document and eye-witness account pertaining to Iran, anthropology, area studies, study of ‘orientalism’ and colonialism, and for historians.

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The Jazz Republic

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Book Series: Social History, Popular Culture, and Politics in Germany ISBN: 9780472073405 Year: DOI: 10.3998/mpub.9416956 Language: English
Publisher: University of Michigan Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100388
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The Jazz Republic considers the history and critical reception of jazz music during Germany’s Weimar Republic, showing the wide-ranging influence of American jazz on German culture in the early twentieth century. How did jazz travel across the Atlantic to Germany and how did German writers and artists respond to this new, modern music from America? The book examines both jazz music and the histories of foreign and home-grown jazz artists who shaped Germany’s exposure to this African American art form. It also looks at the manifold responses to jazz in the Weimar Republic and tracks the shifting responses of Germans at a time when jazz itself underwent a great many changes.

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