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Confronting Fiji Futures

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ISBN: 9781921934292 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_611010 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Political Science --- Medicine (General)
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Fiji, post-independence, has seen several governments, two military coups and, amidst sweeping social, economic and political changes, the presence of divisive identity politics in its journey towards a united, collective Fiji community. This republished edition of Confronting Fiji Futures takes in these landmark events and eventualities, and aims at a forward-looking assessment of the realities facing Fiji in the present and the future. It focuses on the period of the coups up to and including the 1999 general elections, when an explicitly multiethnic party won government in a surprise landslide result. This book is the result of a collaborative research project based at the Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, in the Netherlands — an institution with a long tradition of collaborative teaching, research and advisory services in the South Pacific region. It aims to present a range of relevant issues from a number of vantage points. It has brought together a strong diversity of authors led by A. Haroon Akram-Lodhi, including John Cameron, Ganesh Chand, Martin Doornbos, Yash Ghai, Holger Korth, Sunil Kumar, Biman Prasad, Jacqueline Leckie, Satendra Prasad, Steve Ratuva, Robbie Robertson, Ardeshir Sepehri and William Sutherland.

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World Literature, Cosmopolitanism, Globality. Beyond, Against, Post, Otherwise

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Book Series: Latin American Literatures in the World / Literaturas Latinoamericanas en el Mundo ISSN: 25130757 ISBN: 9783110641134 Year: Volume: 4 Pages: 246 DOI: 10.1515/9783110641134 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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In view of the current crisis of globalization, this book aims to interrogate one of its key concepts in the past decades: World Literature. In a historical moment where the established focus on transnational identities, linguistic intersections, and other cosmopolitan cultural configurations is being challenged, the contributions of this volume explore possible adjustments, critiques, reconceptualizations, or refutations of World Literature.

La parata dei fantasmi : Proposte per una filosofia post-cinema

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ISBN: 9788831978095 DOI: 10.4000/books.aaccademia.3810 Language: Italian
Publisher: Accademia University Press
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L’invenzione del cinema, perfezionamento della fotografia, ha dato modo agli umani di vedere doppi realistici di corpi in azione, in realtà ombre, fantasmi, spettri, prima muti, poi parlanti, suscitabili a piacere a ogni proiezione, con il solo limite d’essere condannati a ripetere ogni volta gli stessi gesti, a pronunciare le stesse parole. Eppure questo limite non è solo una condanna, non è solo ripetizione, non ricalca necessariamente i sentieri dell’identico. Il cinema, in certi casi, è in grado di veicolare con le sue immagini qualcosa come una quintessenza, e quelle ombre, quegli spettri, quei doppi, sono in grado di dirci, sul nostro corpo, sul rapporto con il mondo, sui movimenti, sui gesti, sul tempo, sull’identità, sulla memoria, sul mito, qualcosa di rilevante anche sul piano filosofico. È quanto si spera risulti dalla lettura di queste note, avvertendo comunque che esse, nel loro andamento non sistematico, si appoggeranno a oggetti e soggetti filmici in apparenza eterogenei, da Pasolini a Orson Welles, da Rossellini a Bela Tarr, da Raul Ruiz a Bressane, da Tsai Ming Liang a Cronenberg, da Ejzenštejn a Godard, da Dreyer a Scorsese, da Fellini a Gianikian e Ricci Lucchi, da Chantal Akerman a Twin Peaks 3, non senza qualche rapido excursus teatrale, tra Artaud e Carmelo Bene.

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philosophy --- post-cinema --- images --- movie

Le Grand Tournant de la société moldave : « Intellectuels » et capital social dans la transformation post-socialiste

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ISBN: 9782858312979 DOI: 10.4000/books.pressesinalco.19771 Language: French
Publisher: Presses de l’Inalco
Subject: Business and Management
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Haiti Unbound: A Spiralist Challenge to the Postcolonial Canon

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Book Series: Contemporary French and Francophone Cultures ISBN: 9781846314995 Year: Pages: 262 Language: English
Publisher: Liverpool University Press Grant: OAPEN-UK
Subject: Religion --- Business and Management
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Touching on the role and destiny of Haiti in the Americas, Haiti Unbound engages with long-standing issues of imperialism and resistance culture in the transatlantic world. Glover's timely project emphatically articulates Haiti's regional and global centrality, combining vital 'big picture' reflections on the field of postcolonial studies with elegant close-reading-based analyses of the philosophical perspective and creative practice of a distinctively Haitian literary phenomenon. Providing insightful and sophisticated blueprints for the reading and teaching of the Spiralists' prose fiction, it will serve as a point of reference for the works of these authors and for the singular socio-political space out of and within which they write.

The Post-Human Society. Elemental Contours of the Aesthetic Economy of the United States

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ISBN: 9783110455311 9783110455465 Year: Pages: 112 DOI: 10.1515/9783110455311 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Economics --- Sociology
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The Post-Human Society is a rich, unique, path-breaking, belletristic and literary 'crie de coeur' work - a lyrical expose of all the internal infelicities (social, political, aesthetic) of the United States of America. In its vivid contrasting of the mores of competition, avarice, and greed to communitarian, co-respecting and co-operative values, it abounds with colorful, vibrant, breathtaking images and tropes. Utilizing a novel, First Person Narrative, the author Rajani Kanth offers a poignant critique of the rabid, runaway materialism that has been the bane of all modernist, European societies, to date. It is evocative in its approach to the fading genre of the iconic anthropology/sociology classics of the yesteryear.Ultimately, it is a critique of the ruling ethos of our times: Eurocentrism - i.e., selfish and acquisitive materialism, of which the contemporary USA is the trend-setter and the unchallenged gold standard. DR. RAJANI KANTH has an MA in Social Anthropology from the Delhi School of Economics, India, and a PhD in Economics from the New School for Social Research, New York, USA. After serving as Economic Advisor to the UN in New York, he taught as University Professor, and is currently based at Harvard University.

Esclavage et subjectivités

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ISBN: 9782821855861 Year:
Publisher: OpenEdition Press
Subject: Anthropology
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Au-delà de l’Atlantique noir de Paul Gilroy, l’Atlantique de l’esclavage, notion englobante dont les frontières vont jusqu’au cœur des continents, a cependant été en permanence retravaillé par des subdivisions linguistiques (l’Atlantique lusophone, francophone, anglophone…) ou hémisphériques (Atlantique Sud, Nord). Ce livre, au contraire, bouscule ses frontières : il se pose comme une histoire croisée entre l’Atlantique Sud et l’Atlantique Nord, entre un espace lusophone et un autre, francoph...

Connected and Disconnected in Viet Nam: Remaking Social Relations in a Post-socialist Nation

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ISBN: 9781925022926 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_607534 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Economics --- Political Science --- Social Sciences --- Languages and Literatures
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Vietnam’s shift to a market-based society has brought about profound realignments in its people’s relations with each other. As the nation continues its retreat from the legacies of war and socialism, significant social rifts have emerged that divide citizens by class, region and ethnicity. By drawing on social connections as a traditional resource, Vietnamese are able to accumulate wealth, overcome marginalisation and achieve social mobility. However, such relationship-building strategies are also fraught with peril for they have the potential to entrench pre-existing social divisions and lead to new forms of disconnectedness. This book examines the dynamics of connection and disconnection in the lives of contemporary Vietnamese. It features 11 chapters by anthropologists who draw upon research in both highland and lowland contexts to shed light on social capital disparities, migration inequalities and the benefits and perils of gift exchange. The authors investigate ethnic minority networks, the politics of poverty, patriotic citizenship, and the ‘heritagisation’ of culture. Tracing shifts in how Vietnamese people relate to their consociates and others, the chapters elucidate the social legacies of socialism, nation-building and the transition to a globalised market-based economy. With compelling case studies and including many previously unheard perspectives, this book offers original insights into social ties and divisions among the modern Vietnamese.

Regierung des Raumes - Regierung des Sozialen - Zur Gouvernementalität postfordistischer Sozialraumpolitiken

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ISBN: 9783863951948 Year: DOI: 10.17875/gup2015-804 Language: German
Publisher: Universitätsverlag Göttingen
Subject: Social Sciences
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Der „Sozialraum“ hat Konjunktur. In einer Vielzahl von Politik- und Professionsfeldern wird auf „soziale Räume“ oder „lokale Gemeinschaften“ rekurriert. Die „Aktivierung“ von „endogenen Potenzialen“, „sozialem Kapital“, „Eigenverantwortung“, „Selbststeuerung“ oder „Selbsthilfe“ im nahräumigen Kontext ist mit der Verheißung verbunden, grundlegende Integrations-, Verteilungs- und Steuerungsprobleme fortgeschritten liberaler Gesellschaften bearbeiten zu können. Die vorliegende Studie untersucht die ambivalente Rolle von Sozialraumpolitiken im gegenwärtigen gesellschaftlichen Transformationsgeschehen und diskutiert Möglichkeiten, wie raumaffine Professionen und Bewegungen fragwürdigen politisch- programmatischen Anrufungen widerstehen können.

Ethnic Minority Conflicts and Governance in Nigeria

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ISBN: 9789782462688 9791092312157 Year: Language: English
Publisher: IFRA-Nigeria
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Ethnic Minority Conflicts and Governance in Nigeria explores and analyses the underlying sources and salient features of recent ethnic minority conflicts in Nigeria, the largely controversial policies by which the Nigerian state has sought to contain these conflicts, and the prospects and preconditions for a more stable and equitable system of federal governance in the country. Through an insightful examination of two most recent minority conflicts in the country, the author probes the contem...

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