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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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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: 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: Institut français de recherche en Afrique - 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...

Cinemas em português

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Book Series: Documentos ISBN: 9789892613949 Year: Pages: 130 DOI: https://doi.org/10.14195/978-989-26-1395-6 Language: Portuguese
Publisher: Coimbra University Press
Subject: Visual Arts
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Portuguese Cinemas | Mozambique | Self and HeteroPerceptions is a book that results from the 6º International Symposium of Portuguese Cinemas, organized at Coimbra University at 2015, that has treated mozambican cinema from colonial time till nowadays, in a year that african portuguese language countries celebrate the 40º year of independance. In the meeting were presente a mozambican delegacy, which includes the reseacher and professor Nataniel Ngomane, the directors Licínio de Azevedo, Sol de Carvalho, João Ribeiro and Diana Manhiça, and Djalma Lourenço as director of the INAC. Behond those, were also present or cooperate in the book researchers from Italy (Livia Apa and Francesca de Rosa), Brazil (Jorge Cruz) and Portugal (José Manuel Costa, Ansgar Schaefer, Sílvia Vieira, Paulo Cunha and Jorge Seabra), debating, during two days, mozambican cinema from colonial time till actuality or its realities and perspectives.

Chapter 8 Intergenerational support for autonomous living in a post-socialist housing market (Book chapter)

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ISBN: 9780367262822 Year: Pages: 19 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Social Sciences
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This paper explores housing trajectories of young adults and practices&#xD;of intergenerational support in Romania drawing on narratives&#xD;of a group of people aged 25–39 living (quasi-) autonomously in&#xD;Bucharest, and those of kin that support them. It describes three&#xD;housing arrangements in which family (parental) resources and&#xD;property play an important role, and argues that in this context of high&#xD;interdependence, unequal relationships develop between parents&#xD;and adult children marked by professed entitlement on the part of&#xD;children and controlling generosity on the part of parents. It shows&#xD;how interdependent practices of homemaking and material support&#xD;combine to shape housing trajectories and defi ne the boundaries of&#xD;ownership over homes that are shared, gifted or given in use within&#xD;kin networks, sheltering young adults from the vagaries of the market.

Der Architekt Heinrich Müller und die Bayrische Postbauschule in der Pfalz

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Book Series: Materialien zu Bauforschung und Baugeschichte / Karlsruher Institut für Technologie, Institut Kunst- und Baugeschichte, Fachgebiet Baugeschichte ISSN: 0940578X ISBN: 9783866447905 Year: Volume: 19 Pages: XXIV, 371 p. DOI: 10.5445/KSP/1000025400 Language: GERMAN
Publisher: KIT Scientific Publishing
Subject: Physics (General)
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Zwischen den Kriegen Postbaurat in Speyer, verwirklichte Heinrich Müller eine Architektur im Dialog mit der Geschichte des jeweiligen Ortes und des allgemeinen kulturellen Gedächtnisses.Müller wechselte 1936 als Professor für Architektur zur damaligen Technischen Hochschule Karlsruhe. Bis heute zeugen der Gerthsen-Hörsaal und die Sporthalle am Forum von seinem Bebauungsplan von 1953 mit dem amerikanischen Ideal der grünen Mitte, eine gute Diskussionsbasis für die Fortentwicklung des KIT-Campus.

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