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What Do Science, Technology, and Innovation Mean from Africa?

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ISBN: 9780262533904 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_631166 Language: English
Publisher: The MIT Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100317
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Clapperton Mavhunga's collection of essays about science, technology, and innovation (STI) from an African perspective opens with the idea, "Things do not (always) mean the same from everywhere; when we insist that only ‘our’ meaning is the meaning, we silence other people’s meanings." Mavhunga and his contributors argue that our contemporary definitions of STI are those of countries and cultures that have acquired their dominance of others through global empires, and as a counter to that, Mavhunga seeks to put the concepts of STI into question, exploring what the technological, scientific, and innovative might mean from Africa in lieu of outside introductions or influences. We strongly feel that this book is suited to the Knowledge Unlatched program because of the difficulty of reaching markets and readers in Africa with print books. We feel unlatching would go a long way toward helping Mavhunga reach an important audience for this work that we have been previously unable to reach.

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A New Dawn for the Second Sex

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ISBN: 9789089646026 Year: DOI: 10.5117/9789089646026 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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To what extent is Simone de Beauvoir's study The Second Sex still relevant? From her work it emerges that patriarchy is a many-headed monster. Over the past decades, various heads of this monster have been slayed: important breakthroughs have been achieved by and for women in law, politics, and economics. Today, however, we witness movements in the opposite direction, such as a masculinist political revival in different parts of the world, the spread of the neoliberal myth of the Super Woman, the rise of transnational networks of trafficking in women and children, and a new international 'Jihadism'. This suggests that patriarchy is indeed a Hydra: a multi-headed monster that grows several new heads every time one head is cut off. Since different - often hybrid - heads of patriarchy dominate in different settings, feminism requires a variety of strategies. Women's movements all over the world today are critically creating new models of self and society in their own contexts. Drawing on notions of Beauvoir, as well as Michel Foucault, this book outlines a 'feminism in a new key' which consists of women's various freedom practices, each hunting the Hydra in their own key - but with mutual support.

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Migration and Integration in Europe, Southeast Asia, and Australia

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Book Series: Global Asia ISBN: 9789089645388 9789048528172 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101342
Subject: History --- Migration
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This volume brings together a group of scholars from a wide range of disciplines to address crucial questions of migration flows and integration in Europe, Southeast Asia, and Australia. Comparative analysis of the three regions and their differing approaches and outcomes yields important insights for each region, as well as provokes new questions and suggests future avenues of study.

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Culture Wars and Enduring American Dilemmas

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Book Series: Contemporary Political and Social Issues ISBN: 9780472070886 9780472900916 Year: Language: English
Publisher: University of Michigan Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100892
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The idea of a culture war, or wars, has existed in America since the 1960s---an underlying ideological schism in our country that is responsible for the polarizing debates on everything from the separation of church and state, to abortion, to gay marriage, to affirmative action. Irene Taviss Thomson explores this notion by analyzing hundreds of articles addressing hot-button issues over two decades from four magazines: National Review, Time, The New Republic, and The Nation, as well as a wide array of other writings and statements from a substantial number of public intellectuals.What Thomson finds might surprise you: based on her research, there is no single cultural divide or cultural source that can account for the positions that have been adopted.

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Heimatdiskurs

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Book Series: Edition Politik ISBN: 9783837622195 9783839422199 Year: DOI: 10.14361/transcript.9783839422199 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103260
Subject: Political Science
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Erst Kosovo, dann Afghanistan - deutsche Soldaten sind im Ausland stationiert, Deutschland ist wieder im Krieg. Die Einsätze verändern nicht nur die Rolle Deutschlands in der Weltpolitik, sondern vor allem die Wahrnehmung der Nation von sich selbst. Die Auseinandersetzung mit den Anderen - vor allem den Afghanen und Terroristen, aber auch mit den Heimkehrern, den Gefallenen und den Traumatisierten - ist immer auch eine Auseinandersetzung mit der eigenen Identität. Die Beiträge dieses Buches liefern eine beispielhafte Analyse des Heimatdiskurses in Deutschland zwischen 2000 und 2012.

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Odd Couples

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ISBN: 9780822351771 9780822395119 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Duke University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100987
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Odd Couples examines friendships between gay men and straight women, and also between lesbians and straight men, and shows how these "intersectional" friendships serve as a barometer for shifting social norms, particularly regarding gender and sexual orientation. Based on author Anna Muraco's interviews, the work challenges two widespread assumptions: that men and women are fundamentally different and that men and women can only forge significant bonds within romantic relationships. Intersectional friendships challenge a variety of social norms, Muraco says, including the limited roles that men and women are expected to play in one another's lives. Each chapter uses these boundary-crossing relationships to highlight how key social constructs such as family, politics, gender, and sexuality shape everyday interactions. Friendship itself—whether intersectional or not—becomes the center of the analysis, taking its place as an important influence on the social behavior of adults.

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Mammographies

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ISBN: 9780472118823 9780472029235 Year: Language: English
Publisher: University of Michigan Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100925
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While breast cancer continues to affect the lives of millions, contemporary writers and artists have responded to the ravages of the disease in creative expression. Mary K. DeShazer’s book looks specifically at breast cancer memoirs and photographic narratives, a category she refers to as mammographies, signifying both the imaging technology by which most Western women discover they have this disease and the documentary imperatives that drive their written and visual accounts of it. Mammographies argues that breast cancer narratives of the past ten years differ from their predecessors in their bold address of previously neglected topics such as the link between cancer and environmental carcinogens, the ethics and efficacy of genetic testing and prophylactic mastectomy, and the shifting politics of prosthesis and reconstruction.

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Selling Transracial Adoption

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ISBN: 9781439914779 9781439914786 9781439914793 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Temple University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101205
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"Chosen Children" examines the role of the adoption marketplace in shaping how transracial adoptive families are sorted and matched, and analyzes what these practices suggest about race in the United States. In contrast to previous work on race and adoption markets that focus on the experiences of adoptive parents, Raleigh's project focuses on adoption workers--social workers, attorneys, and counselors. Taking a market approach that treats adoptive parents as consumers and children as commodities, Raleigh brings together interviews with adoption practitioners, participant observation at adoption information sessions, and adoption statistics in order to demonstrate how the downturn in supply of "adoptable honorary white children" (which she defines as Asian and hispanic children) led to the increased popularity of the transracial adoption of foreign-born and biracial black children.

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Bringing up the Young with Global Values

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ISBN: 9783956500916 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Ergon Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101931
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In today's seemingly globalized world, but full of rivalry between nations, races, and religions; confronted with different worldviews, ideologies, values and interests; the chances of peaceful co-existence seem to be rare. This work however envisages possible coexistence through a pedagogical approach. Today's global challenges have prompted the call for global values despite the heterogeneity of humanity. The prospect for such values must begin with a kind of 'value-mental-set', aimed at uniting the different kinds of humanity irrespective of colour, race, language, culture, religion or nationality of the individual. The route to the "promised Land" calls for human solidarity based on sustainable justice, partnership and friendliness; which takes cognizance of gender as well as intergenerational solidarity.

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The governance of female drug users

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ISBN: 9781847426727 9781447354727 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Policy Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 102940
Subject: Social Sciences
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Challenging popular misconceptions of female users, this book is the first to examine how female drug user's identities, and hence their experiences, are shaped by drug policies.

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