Migrations and Mobilities

Citizenship, Borders, and Gender
Author: Seyla Benhabib,Judith Resnik
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 9780814729434
Category: Law
Page: 520
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Migrations of Gesture

Author: Carrie Noland,Sally Ann Ness
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 0816648646
Category: Philosophy
Page: 296
View: 2657
Derived from the Latin verb “gerere”-to carry, act, or do-“gesture” has accrued critical currency but has remained undertheorized. Migrations of Gesture addresses this absence and provides a complex theory on the value of gesture for understanding human sign production. Gestures migrate from body to body, from one medium to another, and between cultural contexts. Juxtaposing distinct approaches to gesture in order to explore the ways in which they at once shape and are influenced by culture, the contributors examine the works of writers Henri Michaux and Stphane Mallarm, photographers Henri Cartier-Bresson and Robert Frank, and filmmakers Hou Hsiao-Hsien and Martin Arnold, along with cultural practices such as gang walking, ballet, and classical Indian dance. The authors move deftly between an organic, phenomenal appreciation of human expression and a historicist, semiotic understanding of how the “human” is itself created through gestural routines. Contributors: Mark Franko, U of California, Santa Cruz; Ketu H. Katrak, U of California, Irvine; Akira Mizuta Lippit, U of Southern California; Susan A. Phillips, Pitzer College; Deidre Sklar; Lesley Stern, U of California, San Diego; Blake Stimson, U of California, Davis. Carrie Noland is associate professor of French literature and critical theory at the University of California, Irvine. Sally Ann Ness is professor of anthropology at University of California, Riverside.

Migrations of Fines in Porous Media

Author: Kartic C. Khilar,H. Scott Fogler
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401590745
Category: Science
Page: 173
View: 5029
This is the first book entirely on the topic of Migration of Fine Particles in Porous Media. There are two purposes for the use of this book. First, the book is intended to serve as a comprehensive monograph for scientists and engineers concerned with problems of erosion, pollution and plugging due to migration of fines in porous media. Second, the book is recommended to be used as a reference book for courses offered at senior or graduate level on the topics of flow through porous media, soil erosion and pollution, or formation damage. The migration of fine particles in porous media is an engineering concern in oil production, soil erosion, ground water pollution and in the operation of filter beds. As a result, the topic has been studied by researchers working in a number of disciplines. These studies in different disciplines are conducted, by and large, independently and hence there is some repetition and perhaps more importantly there is a lack of uniformity and coherence. These studies, nevertheless, complement each other. To illustrate the point, consider for example the migration of fine particles induced by hydrodynamic forces.

Operatic Migrations

Transforming Works and Crossing Boundaries
Author: DowningA. Thomas
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351555693
Category: Music
Page: 296
View: 3359
This volume takes an interdisciplinary approach to studying a wide range of subjects associated with the creation, performance and reception of 'opera' in varying social and historical contexts from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries. Each essay addresses migrations between genres, cultures, literary and musical works, modes of expression, media of presentation and aesthetics. Although the directions the contributions take are diverse, they converge in significant ways, particularly with the rebuttal of the notion of the singular nature of the operatic work. The volume strongly asserts that works are meaningfully transformed by the manifold circumstances of their creation and reception, and that these circumstances have an impact on the life of those works in their many transformations and on a given audience's experience of them. Topics covered include transformations of literary sources and their migration into the operatic genre; works that move across geographical and social boundaries into different cultural contexts; movements between media and/or genre as well as alterations through interpretation and performance of the composer's creation; the translation of spoken theatre to lyric theatre; the theoretical issues contingent on the rendering of 'speech' into 'song'; and the transforming effects of aesthetic considerations as they bear on opera. Crossing over disciplinary boundaries between music, literary studies, history, cultural studies and art history, the volume enriches our knowledge and understanding of the operatic experience and the works. The book will therefore appeal to those working in the field of music, literary and cultural studies, and to those with a particular interest in opera and musical theatre.


Journeys in Time and Place
Author: Rod Edmond
Publisher: Bridget Williams Books
ISBN: 1927131464
Category: History
Page: 248
View: 7641
"Traces the journeys of his Scottish forebears as they separately made their way to New Zealand. The migration story begins with Charles Murray leaving Aberdeenshire in 1884 to become a missionary on the island of Ambrym. On the other side of Scotland, Catherine McLeod and her family had already abandoned their small coastal croft and sailed for Tasmania"--Back cover.

Behaviour, Migrations, Distribution, and Stocks of Sturgeons in the Volga-Caspian Basin

Author: R. P. Khodorevskaya,D. S. Pavlov,G. J. Ruban
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3839154499
Category: Sturgeons
Page: 233
View: 3696

Asian Migrations

Sojourning, Displacement, Homecoming and Other Travels
Author: Beatriz P. Lorente,Nicola Piper,Shen Hsiu-Hua
Publisher: NUS Press
ISBN: 9789810539146
Category: History
Page: 228
View: 958
The migration of people within and beyond Asia no longer takes the form of permanent ruptures, uprooting, and resettlement. Today, such movement is more likely to be transient and complex, ridden with disruptions and detours, and based on translocal interconnections between places and multiple chains of movement. Written from various disciplinary perspectives, this collection of essays explores the migration experiences of a wide spectrum of people, from professional and managerial elites to contract workers and refugees. In addressing the nature of these Asian migrations, the authors demonstrate how mobility in today's world has transformed notions of citizenship and identity, and of displacement and home.


New Directions in Native American Art
Author: Marjorie Devon,Tamarind Institute
Publisher: UNM Press
ISBN: 9780826337696
Category: Art
Page: 127
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"Migrations" features a surprising selection of the work of six contemporary artists and the master printers at Tamarind Institute along with important essays by noted critics on the new directions of Native art.

Managing Systems Migrations and Upgrades

Demystifying the Technology Puzzle
Author: Charles V. Breakfield,Roxanne E. Burkey
Publisher: Digital Press
ISBN: 9781555582562
Category: Computers
Page: 453
View: 7164
Managing Systems Migrations and Upgrades is the perfect book for technology managers who want a rational guide to evaluating the business aspects of various possible technical solutions. Enterprises today are in the middle of the R&D race for technology leadership, with providers who increasingly need to create markets for new technologies while shortening development, implementation, and life cycles. The cost for the current tempo of technology life cycles is endless change-management controls, organizational chaos, production use of high-risk beta products, and greater potential for failure of existing systems during migration. Burkey and Breakfield help you answer questions such as, "Is the only solution open to me spending more that the industry average in order to succeed?" and "What are the warning signs that tell me to pass on a particular product offering?" as well as "How can my organization avoid the 'technical death marches' typical of the industry?" This book will take the confusion out of when to make shifts in your systems and help you evaluate the value proposition of these technology changes. � Provides a methodology for decision making and implementation of upgrades and migrations � Avoids marketing hype and the "technical herding" instinct � Offers a tool to optimize technology changes for both staff and customers

Transgender Migrations

The Bodies, Borders, and Politics of Transition
Author: Trystan T. Cotten
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415888468
Category: Social Science
Page: 198
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Transgender Migrations brings together a top-notch collection of emerging and established scholars to examine the way that the term "migration" can be used not only to look at the way trans bodies migrate from one gender to the (an?) other, but the way that trans people migrate in the larger geopolitical contexts of immigration reform, the war on terror, the war on drugs, and the increased policing of national borders. The book centers trans-ing experiences, identities, and politics, and treats these identities as inextricably intertwined with other social identities, institutions, and discourses of sexuality, nationality, race and ethnicity, globalization, colonialism, and terrorism. The chapter authors explore not only the movement of bodies in, through, and across spaces and borders, but also chart the metamorphoses of these bodies in relation to migration and mobility. Transgender Migrations takes the theory documented in The Transgender Studies Reader and blows it up to a global scale. It is the logical next step for scholarship in this dynamic, emerging field.

Exile as Forced Migrations

A Sociological, Literary, and Theological Approach on the Displacement and Resettlement of the Southern Kingdom of Judah
Author: John J. Ahn
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110240955
Category: History
Page: 306
View: 8050
Exile as Forced Migrations examines contemporary peoples in flight and plight to help reconstruct the exilic experience of Judeo-Babylonians in the 6th century B.C.E. Framing this monograph are economics of migration and its impact on each respective generation, recent sociological studies on forced migration theories, displacement and resettlement issues, historical, literary and theological views on the first generation s laments, the in-between generation s hope, new creation in the second generation, and finally, home for the third and subsequent generations."

Chinese Migrations

The Movement of People, Goods, and Ideas over Four Millennia
Author: Diana Lary
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 0742567656
Category: History
Page: 254
View: 4882
The current waves of migration sweeping the Chinese world may seem like new phenomena, the outcome of modernization and industrialization. However, this concise and readable book convincingly shows that contemporary movements are just the most recent stage in a long history of migration, both within China and beyond its borders. Distinguished historian Diana Lary traces the continuous expansion and contraction of the Chinese state over more than four millennia. Periods of expansion, which involved huge movements of people, have been interspersed with periods of inward-turning stasis. Following a chronological framework, the author discusses the migrations themselves and the recurrent themes within them. We see migration as a broad spectrum of movement, from short-term and short-range to permanent and long-range, and as a powerful vehicle for the transfer of commodities, culture, religion, and political influence. The Confucian tradition treated migration as undesirable. It praised the delights of staying at home: “A thousand days at home are good, half a day away is hard.” Lary argues that, despite this view, migration has been a key element in the evolution of Chinese society, one that the state disparages and encourages at the same time. Her book will be compelling for all readers who want to understand the context for the present internal and international migrations that have changed the face of China itself and its international relations.

Romantic Migrations

Local, National, and Transnational Dispositions
Author: M. Wiley
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230611206
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 209
View: 5807
Analyzing real, speculative, and imaginary schemes of migration to and from Britain, this book addresses three interrelated movements: between France and Britain after the French Revolution, between Britain and North America also after the Revolution, and between West Africa and Britain in the years leading to the Revolution.

Independent Child Migrations: Insights into Agency, Vulnerability, and Structure

New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, Number 136
Author: Aida Orgocka,Christina Clark-Kazak
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118431529
Category: Education
Page: 112
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Explore the complexities of international independent child migration. This volume gives particular focus to agency and vulnerability as central concepts for understanding the diverse experiences of children who have migrated alone. Combining perspectives from academics and practitioners, the volume is filled with thought-provoking insights into the nature of current programmatic interventions for independent child migrants. It further invites critical reflection on the complex socio-economic, political, and cultural contexts in which migration decisions are taken. Contributors recognize that independent child migrants, despite vulnerabilities, are active decision-makers in determining movement, responding to violent and discriminatory situations, resisting stereotypical assumptions, and figuring out integration and life choices as these are shaped by existing structural opportunities and constraints. This is the 136th volume in this series. Its mission is to provide scientific and scholarly presentations on cutting edge issues and concepts in child and adolescent development. Each volume focuses on a specific new direction or research topic and is edited by experts on that topic.

Roma migrations

Author: Wadim Strielkowski
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 8087404149
Page: 108
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Ancestral Hopi Migrations

Author: Patrick D. Lyons
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
ISBN: 0816535949
Category: Social Science
Page: 142
View: 2546
Southwestern archaeologists have long speculated about the scale and impact of ancient population movements. In Ancestral Hopi Migrations, Patrick Lyons infers the movement of large numbers of people from the Kayenta and Tusayan regions of northern Arizona to every major river valley in Arizona, parts of New Mexico, and northern Mexico. Building upon earlier studies, Lyons uses chemical sourcing of ceramics and analyses of painted pottery designs to distinguish among traces of exchange, emulation, and migration. He demonstrates strong similarities among the pottery traditions of the Kayenta region, the Hopi Mesas, and the Homol'ovi villages, near Winslow, Arizona. Architectural evidence marshaled by Lyons corroborates his conclusion that the inhabitants of Homol'ovi were immigrants from the north. Placing the Homol'ovi case study in a larger context, Lyons synthesizes evidence of northern immigrants recovered from sites dating between A.D. 1250 and 1450. His data support Patricia Crown's contention that the movement of these groups is linked to the origin of the Salado polychromes and further indicate that these immigrants and their descendants were responsible for the production of Roosevelt Red Ware throughout much of the Greater Southwest. Offering an innovative juxtaposition of anthropological data bearing on Hopi migrations and oral accounts of the tribe's origin and history, Lyons highlights the many points of agreement between these two bodies of knowledge. Lyons argues that appreciating the scale of population movement that characterized the late prehistoric period is prerequisite to understanding regional phenomena such as Salado and to illuminating the connections between tribal peoples of the Southwest and their ancestors.

Modern Migrations

Gujarati Indian Networks in New York and London
Author: Maritsa Poros
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 0804772231
Category: Social Science
Page: 221
View: 6537
Explains migration patterns through different kinds of social networks and relations, with a focus on the lives of Gujarati Indians in New York and London.

Gendered Migrations

Towards Gender Sensitive Policies in the UK
Publisher: Institute for Public Policy Research
ISBN: 9781860302466
Page: 56
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European Economic Community Migrations

Author: A.T. Bouscaren
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401033730
Category: History
Page: 163
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Migrations and Belongings

Author: Dirk Hoerder
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674281314
Category: History
Page: 230
View: 6365
Migrations and Belongings traces burgeoning population flows across several continents from 1870 to 1945 and explains the variables involved and the processes of acculturation by which "belonging" takes shape. Migration, it shows, is both a critique of unsatisfactory conditions in one society and a contribution of human capital to another.