Distant Relations

Iran and Lebanon in the Last 500 Years
Author: Houchang Chehabi,Rula Jurdi Abisaab
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 9781860645617
Category: History
Page: 322
View: 2858
This book is of vital importance to understand the background of current politics in the Iran-Lebanon region - from the creation of Hizbullah to the radicalization of Iranian politics

Distant Relations

How My Ancestors Colonized North America
Author: Victoria Freeman
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart Limited
ISBN: 9780771032011
Category: History
Page: 535
View: 7811
A former Canadian English teacher offers a balanced portrayal of the colonization of North America by focusing on the role her own ancestors played in this often troubling history.

Distant relations

Author: Kenneth Radu
Publisher: N.A
Category: Fiction
Page: 245
View: 3991

Distant Relations

Author: Carlos Fuentes
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1466840110
Category: Fiction
Page: 225
View: 3351
During a long, lingering lunch at the Automobile Club de France, the elderly Comte de Branly tells a story to a friend, unnamed until the closing pages, who is in fact the first-person narrator of the novel. Branly's story is of a family named Heredia: Hugo, a noted Mexican archaeologist, and his young son, Victor, whom Branly met in Cuernavaca and who became his house guest in Paris. There they are gradually drawn into a mysterious connection with the French Victor Heredia and his son, known as Andre. There is a hard-edged emphasis on the theme of relations between the Old World and the New, as Branly's twilit, Proustian existence is invaded and overcome by the hot, chaotic, and baroque proliferation of the Caribbean jungle. Distant Relations is a classic novel by Carlos Fuentes, translated by Margaret Sayers Peden.

Distant Relation

Time and Identity in Spanish American Fiction
Author: Eoin S. Thomson
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 0773564217
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 176
View: 4296
The Distant Relation breaks down the artificial division between philosophy and literature by weaving contemporary philosophic arguments through close readings of Carpentier, Rulfo, Paz, and Garcia Marquez. Thomson draws the reader into the largely uninhabited space between philosophy and literature, providing new critical strategies that allow text and reader to respond to the very distance they share. These strategies involve a reconceptualization of distance that recognizes the productive and affirmative nature of separation. The Distant Relation will attract anyone interested in the ongoing struggle to overcome conventional interpretations of language, time, and identity within the broader context of philosophical trends and Spanish American studies.

Distant relations

ethnicity and politics among Arabs and North African Jews in Israel
Author: Moshe Shokeid,Shlomo A. Deshen
Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux
Category: Social Science
Page: 179
View: 888

The Poetical Works of Peter Pindar, Esq., a Distant Relation to the Poet Thebes

To which are Prefixed, Memoirs and Anecdotes of the Author
Author: Peter Pindar
Publisher: N.A
Page: 314
View: 8787

More Lyric Odes to the Royal Academicians. By a Distant Relation to the Poet of Thebes, and Laureate to the Academy

Author: Royal Academy of Arts (Great Britain)
Publisher: N.A
Page: 29
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The Writings of Carlos Fuentes

Author: Raymond Leslie Williams
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 029277401X
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 203
View: 2698
Smitten by the modernity of Cervantes and Borges at an early age, Carlos Fuentes has written extensively on the cultures of the Americas and elsewhere. His work includes over a dozen novels, among them The Death of Artemio Cruz, Christopher Unborn, The Old Gringo, and Terra Nostra, several volumes of short stories, numerous essays on literary, cultural, and political topics, and some theater. In this book, Raymond Leslie Williams traces the themes of history, culture, and identity in Fuentes' work, particularly in his complex, major novel Terra Nostra. He opens with a biography of Fuentes that links his works to his intellectual life. The heart of the study is Williams' extensive reading of the novel Terra Nostra, in which Fuentes explores the presence of Spanish culture and history in Latin America. Williams concludes with a look at how Fuentes' other fiction relates to Terra Nostra, including Fuentes' own division of his work into fourteen cycles that he calls "La Edad del Tiempo," and with an interview in which Fuentes discusses his concept of this cyclical division.

Strengths and Challenges of New Immigrant Families

Implications for Research, Education, Policy, and Service
Author: Rochelle L. Dalla
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739114565
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 436
View: 7352
This book is comprised of nineteen chapters written by scholars with expertise on immigrant families representing every corner of the globe_from Africa and India to Europe and Central America. It provides a springboard from which to answer the application and 'what now' questions for those who work with immigrant families in a variety of capacities_from academicians and researchers to educators and human-service providers.

Models for Intercultural Collaboration and Negotiation

Author: Katia Sycara,Michele Gelfand,Allison Abbe
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400755740
Category: Computers
Page: 202
View: 4193
This book is the first to bring together research material from different communities, Computer Science and especially Artificial Intelligence, and Social Sciences, e.g. Anthropology, Social Psychology, Political Science that present ideas and viewpoints, methods and models on inter-cultural collaboration and negotiation. With increasing globalization of business and science, cultural differences of the parties are an important factor that affects the process and outcomes of collaborative and self-interested interactions. The social science literature on culture as well as human collaboration and negotiation is vast. Most of this literature is devoted to work within the same culture. Artificial intelligence researchers, on the other hand, have developed computational models of cooperation, conflict resolution and negotiation, but paying almost no attention to identifying and modeling cultural factors. In recent years, we have witnessed a great increase in interest in understanding inter-cultural interactions. This has led to increased interest of social scientists and computational scientists in theoretical and experimental analysis of inter-cultural exchanges, modeling and support. Currently, these communities are largely unconnected. There is a great need to bring them together to share research work and experiences, discuss ideas and forge interdisciplinary collaborative relations. This book will be of interest to researchers from AI/computer science and social/behavioral sciences fields, such as psychology, sociology, communications, organizational science.

Crosscutting Social Circles

Testing a Macrostructural Theory of Intergroup Relations
Author: Joseph E. Schwartz
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 9781412820790
Category: Social Science
Page: 257
View: 5264
Crosscutting Social Circles describes a theory of groups' relations to each other, and tests the theory in the 125 largest metropolitan areas In the United States. The focus is on the Influence social structure exerts on intergroup relations. Blau and Schwartz show how role relations are influenced by how people are distributed among social positions. Examples are a community's racial composition, division of labor, ethnic heterogeneity, income Inequality, or the extent to which educational differences are related to income differences. Blau and Schwartz test their theory by considering its impact on such structural conditions as intermarriage, an important form of intergroup relations. The authors derive the main principles of previously formulated theories of intergroup relations and present them in simpler and clearer form. They empirically test the power of the theory by analyzing its ability to predict how social structure affects intermarriage in the largest American cities, where three-fifths of the American population live. They selected cities because population distribution of a small neighborhood might be affected by casual associations among neighbors; it is much more sociologically interesting if population distribution also affects mate selection in a city of millions. Unlike most theories that emphasize the implications of such cultural orientations as shared values and common norms, this volume focuses on the significance of various forms of inequality and heterogeneity. As one of the few books that supplies a large-scale empirical test of implications of a theory, Crosscutting Social Circles serves as a model. The new introduction by Peter Blau reviews the origins and impact of the book. It will be of immense value to sociologists, psychologists, and group relations specialists.

Southeast Asia and the Rise of China

The Search for Security
Author: Ian Storey
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136722963
Category: History
Page: 384
View: 6217
Since the early 1990s and the end of the Cold War, the implications of China's rising power have come to dominate the security agenda of the Asia-Pacific region. This book is the first to comprehensively chart the development of Southeast Asia’s relations with the People’s Republic of China (PRC) from 1949 to 2010, detailing each of the eleven countries’ ties to the PRC and showing how strategic concerns associated with China's regional posture have been a significant factor in shaping their foreign and defence policies. In addition to assessing bilateral ties, the book also examines the institutionalization of relations between the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and China. The first part of the book covers the period 1949-2010: it examines Southeast Asian responses to the PRC in the context of the ideological and geopolitical rivalry of the Cold War; Southeast Asian countries’ policies towards the PRC in first decade of the post-Cold War era; and deepening ties between the ASEAN states and the PRC in the first decade of the twenty-first century. Part Two analyses the evolving relationships between the countries of mainland Southeast Asia - Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia - and China. Part Three reviews ties between the states of maritime Southeast Asia - Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, Brunei and East Timor - and the PRC. Whilst the primary focus of the book is the security dimension of Southeast Asia-China relations, it also takes full account of political relations and the burgeoning economic ties between the two sides. This book is a timely contribution to the literature on the fast changing geopolitics of the Asia-Pacific region.

Just Relations

Author: Rodney Hall
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 1742699855
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 512
View: 7235
Once a wild goldmining town, Whitey's Fall is now a small, brooding community of close and distant relations. One by one, the young are leaving for the alluring uncertainties of the world beyond. The old stay on, steadfast in their pride and sense of belonging. Remembering is their religion; the mountain is their altar. They are the guardians of the land's unbroken promise. But time brings strangers with different dreams, a different sense of justice. And their coming is a violation, a breakfast for parasites.

Cercanias Distantes

Author: Trisha Ziff,Lucy R. Lippard
Publisher: N.A
Category: Art, Comparative
Page: 285
View: 5373
Documents the travelling exhibition entitled: Distant relations/Cercanias distantes/Clann i gCéin: a dialogue amoung Chicano, Irish and Mexican artists.

Rich and Poor

Disparities, Perceptions, Concomitants
Author: Wolfgang Glatzer
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401002576
Category: Social Science
Page: 277
View: 9371
This book is concerned with the question of inequality - which points to a major structural problem in intra-national and inter-national respect. It covers the tension between the rich and poor in less developed countries as well as within richer countries in the process of globalisation. The main topics are the scope of disparities between the rich and poor, people's perception of wealth and poverty, and the concomitants of inequality which shape this relationship and influence its socio-economic consequences. In the tradition of social reporting, the book brings together authors from 15 countries, documenting a broad range of the international inequality debate. The results are related to the trends of socio-economic development, to statistical problems of measuring inequality, and to socio-political problems of integrating society in the facing the challenge of dividing forces. The book is of interest for everybody who wants to understand the tensions of modern world.

Political Parties and Interest Groups in Norway

Author: Elin Haugsgjerd Allern
Publisher: ECPR Press
ISBN: 0955820367
Category: Political Science
Page: 390
View: 7751
How do today's political parties relate to other organisations? Do they prefer rather distant relationships with a wide range of interest groups – or have they virtually detached themselves from civil society altogether? Scholars seem to agree that traditionally close relationships – such as those between social democratic parties and trade unions – have grown weaker since the 1960s. But to date only limited systematic research has been conducted. While parties and interest groups attract a great deal of attention from political scientists, the links between them have been largely overlooked. This book is an attempt to bridge the gap, starting from the party side of the relationship. It throws new light on the topic by presenting a theory-driven, comprehensive study of Norway's seven major political parties and their relationships with interest groups at the beginning of the new millennium. Based on original and extensive data, including party documents, in-depth interviews with key players and a survey of national party elites, Elin Haugsgjerd Allern paints a nuanced picture of the nature and significance of these relationships and the factors that shape them. A major conclusion is that Norway's parties tend to maintain rather distant but wide-ranging relationships with interest groups today. However, some parties still have fairly strong links with their traditional associates and a narrower network of links with other groups. Hence, Allern also shows that significant differences exist between parties that are apparently exposed to the same social, political and institutional environment.