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Chinese Heritage in the Making

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ISBN: 9789462983694 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101320
Subject: History
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The language of cultural heritage is pervasive in China today. In official rhetoric and policy it is linked to political and economic goals, and serves as a resource for political legitimacy, soft power, and economic development. But the heritage discourse has also opened up space for and legitimized many cultural practices as well as encouraged new actors to appropriate the new discourse to protect their own traditions. Individual citizens, local communities, and heritage experts, are thus today debating, performing and consuming a diverse cultural heritage. The book pays particular attention to individual citizens, local communities, religious associations, and heritage experts and focuses on their possibilities for voice and agency, how the heritage-isation process affects different groups of people, as well as the interplay between top-down and bottom-up processes in the heritage field.

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Chinese Surplus

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ISBN: 9780822370413 9780822372042 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Duke University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101009
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In CHINESE SURPLUS Ari Heinrich dissects the figure of the medically or artistically commodified body in Chinese culture and popular science. Providing a history of how bodies have been thought and seen to mirror the nation, Heinrich charts the trajectory from an imperial idea of the body as a machine with interchangeable parts to current representations in which the parts are worth more than the whole and may be harvested at will--what he calls a diasporic form of the body. In seeing the body this way Heinrich makes clear his case for a new method he calls biopolitical aesthetics, one that uses the tools of literary and visual culture analysis to restore agency to aesthetics in the production of meaning in life during contemporary biopolitical times.

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"A Road to Peace and Freedom"

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ISBN: 9781439915158 9781439915172 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Temple University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101203
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Zecker examines the multicultural civil-rights activism and union militancy of the International Workers Order and other left-leaning immigrant groups, investigating the program of such organizations regarding civil rights, unionizing, and workplace justice. It looks at what these organizations did that caused the U.S. government to prosecute them and how these groups sought to defend themselves and maintain a Popular Front coalition of progressives in the face of the rapidly developing call for Cold War conformity. The suppressions of dissent narrowed the degree of progress on economic justice and racial civil rights in America for decades to come, and the author argues that the story of the IWO’s demise has relevance for 21st century America's narrowed range of critiques of government policy and unequal racial and economic status quo.

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Jews and Germans in Eastern Europe

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Book Series: New Perspectives on Modern Jewish History ISBN: 9783110489378 978311049248 Year: Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter Oldenbourg Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101186
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"For many centuries Jews and Germans were economically and culturally of significant importance in East-Central and Eastern Europe. Since both groups had a very similar background of origin (Central Europe) and spoke languages which are related to each other (German/Yiddish), the question arises to what extent Jews and Germans in Eastern Europe share common historical developments and experiences. This volume aims to explore not only entanglements and interdependences of Jews and Germans in Eastern Europe from the late middle ages to the 20th century, but also comparative aspects of these two communities. Moreover, the perception of Jews as Germans in this region is also discussed in detail."

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The Youth of Early Modern Women

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ISBN: 9789462984325 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 102513
Subject: History
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Through fifteen varied case studies that draw on a rich array of primary sources, this collection of essays makes the novel claim that early modern European women, like men, had a youth.European culture recognized that, between childhood and full adulthood, early modern women experienced distinctive physiological, social, and psychological transformations. Drawing on two mutually shaped layers of inquiry--cultural constructions of youth and lived experiences--the essays examine a rich array of primary sources, including literary and autobiographical works, conduct literature, asylum and judicial records, drawings, and material culture. The geographical and temporal ranges traverse England, Ireland, Italy, France, Spain, Mexico, Germany, and the Netherlands from the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries. It brings fresh attention to representations of female youth, the training for adulthood, their own life writings, courtship and the emergent sexual lives of young unmarried women.

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Prevention

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ISBN: 9780814213810 9780814254981 Year: Language: English
Publisher: The Ohio State University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103026
Subject: Social Sciences
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Approximately 70% of the global total of people living with HIV/AIDS in 2016 were in sub-Saharan Africa. After delayed governmental responses, the media has been consistently deployed as an essential tool for prevention. But HIV prevention campaigns reflect multiple conflicting and shifting agendas that encompass far more than the imparting of information about how to limit the spread of the virus. In Prevention: Gender, Sexuality, HIV, and the Media in Côte d’Ivoire, Christine Cynn draws from postcolonial, queer, and feminist film and media studies to critique global HIV prevention efforts and how they attempt to reshape gendered sexualities and notions of family in line with the rationality of neoliberalism.

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To Build as Well as Destroy

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ISBN: 9781501712807 9781501709456 9781501712098 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Cornell University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103124
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This book provides the most detailed analysis yet of the failure of U.S. nation-building in the Vietnam War. In doing so, it demolishes the “better war” school of writing on the topic, which argues that the U.S. was successful in building a legitimate and viable non-Communist state in South Vietnam in the latter years of the war. Drawing on fresh archival collections and previously unseen oral histories with dozens of U.S. nation-builders, the book demonstrates that the U.S. never came close to achieving victory. The book’s narrative stretches from the offices in Washington in which policy was designed down into the villages in which it was implemented, providing the most comprehensive analysis yet of the largest and best-resourced nation-building program in U.S. history. Only by understanding and facing the reasons for this failure can we avoid repeating the tragic mistake of the Vietnam War again in the future.

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Begging, Charity and Religion in Pre-Famine Ireland

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Book Series: Reappraisals in Irish History ISBN: 9781786941572 9781786949530 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Liverpool University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 102594
Subject: History
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Beggars and begging were ubiquitous features of pre-Famine Irish society, yet have gone largely unexamined by historians. This book explores at length for the first time the complex cultures of mendicancy, as well as how wider societal perceptions of and responses to begging were framed by social class, gender and religion. The study breaks new ground in exploring the challenges inherent in defining and measuring begging and alms-giving in pre-Famine Ireland, as well as the disparate ways in which mendicants were perceived by contemporaries. A discussion of the evolving role of parish vestries in the life of pre-Famine communities facilitates an examination of corporate responses to beggary, while a comprehensive analysis of the mendicity society movement, which flourished throughout Ireland in the three decades following 1815, highlights the significance of charitable societies and associational culture in responding to the perceived threat of mendicancy. The instance of the mendicity societies illustrates the extent to which Irish commentators and social reformers were influenced by prevailing theories and practices in the transatlantic world regarding the management of the poor and deviant. Drawing on a wide range of sources previously unused for the study of poverty and welfare, this book makes an important contribution to modern Irish social and ecclesiastical history.

Tragedy and Triumph

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Book Series: History ISBN: 9781925523676 9781925523881 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Monash University Publishing Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 102639
Subject: Law
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In this collection Freda Hodge retrieves early voices of Holocaust survivors. Men, women and children relate experiences of deportation and ghettoisation, forced labour camps and death camps, death marches and liberation. As Feliks Tych points out, such eye-witness accounts collected in the immediate post-war period constitute the most important body of Jewish documents pertaining to the history of the Holocaust. The freshness of memory makes these early voices profoundly different from, and historically more significant than, later recollections gathered in oral history programs. Carefully selected and painstakingly translated, these survivor accounts were first published between 1946 and 1948 in the Yiddish journal Fun Letzten Khurben (‘From the Last Destruction’) in postwar Germany, by refugees waiting in ‘Displaced Person’ camps, in the American zone of occupation, for the arrival of travel documents and visas. These accounts have not previously been available in English.

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History --- Holocaust history

Daily Life for the Common People of China

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ISBN: 9789004361027 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Brill Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 102319
Subject: Social Sciences
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In this book Ronald Suleski introduces a new category of source material, ''chaoben'' 抄本, for understanding the lives of China’s semi-literate masses before 1950. It links the documents now flooding the antiques markets in China, with the hopes and fears of China’s people at the end of the pre-modern era.

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History --- History --- chaoben --- China

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