Frontiers of the Caribbean

Author: Philip Nanton
Publisher: Theory for a Global Age
ISBN: 9781526113733
Page: 168
View: 8746
In this innovative and engaging book, Caribbean poet and scholar Philip Nanton explores the idea of the frontier - a concept most commonly associated with the colonial past but revived by Nanton as an essential analytical tool in interpreting the postcolonial present, with particular relevance to the Caribbean region. Nanton takes the notion of the frontier beyond a physical boundary to suggest that it is a site of balance between civilisation and wilderness, the former overdetermined and the latter almost lost in postcolonial discourse. For Nanton, the two exist in a state of symbiosis: wilderness is necessarily implicated in any discussion of civilisation. He sees the frontier as a moral landscape where the two notions meet and clash, at rural and urban, collective and individual and national and international levels. Nanton illuminates the enduring importance of the frontier by focusing his attention on the little-studied multi-island state of St Vincent and the Grenadines. He examines how it is defined and imagined in the balance between an imposed civilised order and an untameable wild that is forever encroaching. He discerns frontier traits in the adventurous coastal wanderings of the fisherman, sailor and sea-port smuggler, the hill-wandering woodcutter, the urban dame-school teacher and the mountainside ganja-grower, noting the continuing metaphorical power within Caribbean society of the figure of the pioneer. But the frontier has historically been and remains a global production. Expanding his focus, Nanton investigates how contemporary processes of globalisation have shaped the region and how they connect to the shifting relationship of civilisation and wilderness - noting in particular the search for the exotic and the remnant wild by international tourism.

The Political Theory of Global Citizenship

Author: April Carter
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113470108X
Category: Political Science
Page: 288
View: 2947
This book provides a comprehensive overview of the meaning of cosmopolitanism and world citizenship in the history of Western political thought, and in the evolution of international politics since 1500. Providing an invaluable overview of earlier political thought, recent theoretical literature and current debates, this book also discusses recent developments in international politics and transnational protest. It will be of great interest to those specialising in political theory, International Relations and peace/conflict studies. It will also interest those already acting as global citizens.

Developing Frontier Cities

Global Perspectives — Regional Contexts
Author: Harvey Lithwick,Yehuda Gradus
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401712352
Category: Social Science
Page: 348
View: 4524
The Unique Nature of Frontier Cities and their Development Challenge Harvey Lithwick and Yehuda Grad us The advent of government downsizing, and globalization has led to enormous com petitive pressures as well as the opening of new opportunities. How cities in remote frontier areas might cope with what for them might appear to be a devastating challenge is the subject of this book. Our concern is with frontier cities in particular. In our earlier study, Frontiers in Regional Development (Rowman and Littlefield, 1996), we examined the distinction between frontiers and peripheries. The terms are often used interchangeably, but we believe that in fact, both in scholarly works and in popular usage, very different connotations are conveyed by these concepts. Frontiers evoke a strong positive image, of sparsely settled territories, offering challenges, adventure, unspoiled natural land scapes, and a different, and for many an attractive life style. Frontiers are lands of opportunity. Peripheries conjure up negative images, of inaccessibility, inadequate services and political and economic marginality. They are places to escape from, rather than frontiers, which is were people escape to. Peripheries are places of and for losers.

New Frontiers in International Communication Theory

Author: Mehdi Semati
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1417503602
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 320
View: 6096
New Frontiers in International Communication Theory offers a wide-ranging assessment of the present state of the field of international communication and charts new directions for theory and research. It brings together renowned and emerging scholars who challenge the field to move beyond the limits of existing formulations, approaches, and trajectories, providing an alternative and a supplement to traditional approaches in analysis and study. In rethinking the central problematics of the field, exploring established and new tools and models of inquiry, and articulating new research agendas, this interdisciplinary collection anticipates the future of international communication studies.

Cities in a Globalizing World

Global Report on Human Settlements
Author: Un-Habitat
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136570020
Category: Architecture
Page: 382
View: 7467
First Published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Mapping South Asia through Contemporary Theatre

Essays on the Theatres of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka
Author: A. Sengupta
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137375140
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 250
View: 8009
While remapping the region by examining enduring historical and cultural connections, this study discusses multiple traditions and practices of theatre and performance in five South Asian countries within their specific political and socio-cultural contexts.

Radical Moves

Caribbean Migrants and the Politics of Race in the Jazz Age
Author: Lara Putnam
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 0807838136
Category: History
Page: 336
View: 3496
In the generations after emancipation, hundreds of thousands of African-descended working-class men and women left their homes in the British Caribbean to seek opportunity abroad: in the goldfields of Venezuela and the cane fields of Cuba, the canal construction in Panama, and the bustling city streets of Brooklyn. But in the 1920s and 1930s, racist nativism and a brutal cascade of antiblack immigration laws swept the hemisphere. Facing borders and barriers as never before, Afro-Caribbean migrants rethought allegiances of race, class, and empire. In Radical Moves, Lara Putnam takes readers from tin-roof tropical dancehalls to the elegant black-owned ballrooms of Jazz Age Harlem to trace the roots of the black-internationalist and anticolonial movements that would remake the twentieth century. From Trinidad to 136th Street, these were years of great dreams and righteous demands. Praying or "jazzing," writing letters to the editor or letters home, Caribbean men and women tried on new ideas about the collective. The popular culture of black internationalism they created--from Marcus Garvey's UNIA to "regge" dances, Rastafarianism, and Joe Louis's worldwide fandom--still echoes in the present.

Learning at the Museum Frontiers

Identity, Race and Power
Author: Dr Viv Golding
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 140949182X
Category: Social Science
Page: 246
View: 5186
In Learning at the Museum Frontiers, Viv Golding argues that the museum has the potential to function as a frontier – a zone where learning is created, new identities are forged and new connections made between disparate groups and their own histories. She draws on a range of theoretical perspectives including Gadamer's philosophical hermeneutics, Foucauldian discourse on space and power, and postcolonial and Black feminist theory, as well as her own professional experience in museum education over a ten-year period, applying these ideas to a wide range of museum contexts. The book offers an important theoretical and empirical contribution to the debate on the value of museums and what they can contribute to society. The author reveals the radical potential for museums to tackle injustice and social exclusion, challenge racism, enhance knowledge and promote truth.

Global Diasporas

An Introduction
Author: Professor of Sociology at the University of Warwick and Currently Dean of Humanities Robin Cohen,Robin Cohen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134077955
Category: Political Science
Page: 240
View: 8729
In a perceptive and arresting analysis, Robin Cohen introduces his distinctive approach to the study of the world’s diasporas. This book investigates the changing meanings of the concept and the contemporary diasporic condition, including case studies of Jewish, Armenian, African, Chinese, British, Indian, Lebanese and Caribbean people. The first edition of this book had a major impact on diaspora studies and was the foundational text in an emerging research and teaching field. This second edition extends and clarifies Robin Cohen’s argument, addresses some critiques and outlines new perspectives for the study of diasporas. It has also been made more student-friendly with illustrations, guided readings and suggested essay questions.

Sea Frontiers

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Oceanography
Page: N.A
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Rethinking American History in a Global Age

Author: Thomas Bender
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520230583
Category: History
Page: 427
View: 2284
"In One eloquent essay after another, some of the wisest historians of our time write American history in a grand cosmopolitan context. From the era of discovery to the present, histories that we thought we knew--of labor, of race relations, of politics, of gender relations, of diplomacy, of ethnicity--are more richly understood when causes and consequences are traced throughout the globe. One emerges invigorated, ready to welcome a new American history for a new international century."--Linda K. Kerber, author of No Constitutional Right to Be Ladies: Women and the Obligations of Citizenship "Rethinking American History in a Global Age is an extremely stimulating and thought-provoking collection of essays written by leading historians who offer wider contexts for illuminating the traditional themes and issues of American national history. Particularly impressive is the book's combination of caution and original, sometimes daring insights."--David Brion Davis, author of In the Image of God: Religion, Moral Values, and Our Heritage of Slavery "For decades American historians have been urging one another to place our culture in comparative or transnational perspective. Thomas Bender's unique volume includes not only essays theorizing such efforts and essays exemplifying such work at its most successful and its most provocative, it also provides more skeptical assessments questioning whether American historians can meet the challenge of overcoming our longstanding national preoccupations. Rethinking American History in a Global Age is an indispensable book that will shape the work of a rising generation of historians whose horizons will extend beyond our own shores."--James T. Kloppenberg, author of The Virtues of Liberalism

An Empire of Regions

A Brief History of Colonial British America
Author: Eric Nellis
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442604034
Category: History
Page: 368
View: 6921
An Empire of Regions is a refreshing interpretation of British American history that demonstrates how the thirteen British mainland colonies grew to function as self-governing entities in distinct regional clusters. In lucid prose, Eric Nellis invites readers to explore the circumstances leading to the colonies' collective defense of their individual interests, and to reevaluate the founding principles of the United States. There is considerable discussion of social conditions and of the British background to the colonies' development. Extensive treatment of slavery, the slave trade, and native populations is provided, while detailed maps illustrate colony boundaries, settlement growth, and the impact of the Proclamation Line. This absorbing and compelling narrative will captivate both newcomers to and enthusiasts of American history.

Outsider Within

Reworking Anthropology in the Global Age
Author: Faye Venetia Harrison
Publisher: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 361
View: 9328
Envisioning new directions for an inclusive anthropology

Encyclopedia of Digital Government

Author: Anttiroiko, Ari-Veikko
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1591407907
Category: Political Science
Page: 1916
View: 4048
Containing more than 250 articles, this three-volume set provides a broad basis for understanding issues, theories, and applications faced by public administrations and public organizations, as they strive for more effective government through the use of emerging technologies. This publication is an essential reference tool for academic, public, and private libraries.

Evaluation for an Equitable Society

Author: Stewart I. Donaldson,Robert Picciotto
Publisher: IAP
ISBN: 1681234459
Category: Education
Page: 253
View: 7147
Governments and organizations of all shapes and sizes espouse values of equity and social justice. Yet, there are many examples of unfair social arrangements and employment conditions, dysfunctional government practices, and growing income inequality in both developed and developing countries worldwide. The profession and transdiscipline of evaluation is well equipped to address issues of inequality and social injustice, but until recently has been much more focused on primary stakeholder and donor satisfaction (being as useful as possible to funders of interventions and evaluations) and accountability concerns. The authors in this volume challenge the field of evaluation to become more concerned about using evaluation to develop more equitable organizations, governments, and societies. Leading evaluation theorists and practitioners including Michael Scriven, Jennifer Greene, Thomas Schwandt, Emily Gates, Sandra Mathison, Karen Kirkhart, Saville Kushner, LoisEllin Datta, Ernest House, Robert Stake, Patricia Rogers, Robert Picciotto and Stewart Donaldson, provide a range of visions for how evaluation can play a much larger role in facilitating social justice across the globe. Evaluation for an Equitable Society will be of great interest to evaluation practitioners, students and scholars. It will be of interest to those teaching and taking introductory evaluation courses, as well as advanced courses focused on improving evaluation theory and practice.

Dissertation Abstracts International

The humanities and social sciences
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Humanities
Page: N.A
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Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Academic libraries
Page: N.A
View: 2002

Die Verdammten dieser Erde

Author: Frantz Fanon,Jean-Paul Sartre
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783518371688
Category: Afrika - Entkolonialisierung
Page: 266
View: 5478

Global Connections

Author: John Coatsworth,Juan Cole,Michael Hanagan,Peter C. Perdue,Charles Tilly,Joseph L Buttenwieser Professor of Social Science Charles Tilly, PhD,Louise A. Tilly,Professor of History and Sociology and Chair of the Committee on Historical Studies Louise A Tilly
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521761069
Category: History
Page: 556
View: 9637
Emphasizing global interconnectedness, Volume 2 of this undergraduate history textbook covers the early modern period through to modern times.

Wohlstand und Armut der Nationen

Warum die einen reich und die anderen arm sind
Author: David Landes
Publisher: Siedler Verlag
ISBN: 3641051118
Category: History
Page: 688
View: 5236
Das Standardwerk zur Wirtschaftsgeschichte Kaum eine Frage ist umstrittener und stärker mit Ideologie befrachtet als die, warum manche Länder wirtschaftlich äußerst erfolgreich sind, während andere unfähig scheinen, aus ihrer Armut herauszufinden. Liegt es am Klima? An der Kultur? An der Politik? In seiner umfassenden Geschichte über die Weltwirtschaft der letzten sechshundert Jahre entwickelt David Landes Antworten auf diese Fragen und bietet zugleich ein Standardwerk zur Geschichte der Weltwirtschaft.