Postcards from the Middle East

Postcards from the Middle East is a tale of love from one family's experiences: a story of work, schooling, friendships, worship and shared family life, lived out in precious communities against a back drop of world-changing events and ...

Author: Chris Naylor

Publisher: Lion Books

ISBN: 9780745956503

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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Newly married, Chris and Susanna Naylor set off for a new life in the Arab world - living first in Kuwait, then Jordan and finally Lebanon. In a region never far from the news, they discovered their expectations - of war, terrorism, desert sand dunes, men in white robes and veiled women, camels and Kalashnikovs, indeed their own reasons for being there - were to be constantly challenged. As they found out, the reality bore little resemblance to their pre-conceptions. Postcards from the Middle East is a tale of love from one family's experiences: a story of work, schooling, friendships, worship and shared family life, lived out in precious communities against a back drop of world-changing events and spectacular scenery. The Naylors had never experienced such hospitality, danger, wildlife spectacles or snow before they moved to the Middle East. Their story provides a multi-coloured window on an extraordinary and rapidly changing Arab world.
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Postcards in the Library

Postcards from China and Japan are housed in two boxes. One box includes
scarce postcards from the South Sea Islands, New Zealand, and Australia.
Another contains 575 postcards from the Middle East. There are also numerous
images of ...

Author: Norman D. Stevens

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1560247762

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 233

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Postcards, individually and collectively, contain a great deal of information that can be of real value to students and researchers. Postcards in the Library gives compelling reasons why libraries should take a far more active and serious interest in establishing and maintaining postcard collections and in encouraging the use of these collections. It explains the nature and accessibility of existing postcard collections; techniques for acquiring, arranging, preserving, and handling collections; and ways to make researchers and patrons aware of these collections. Postcards in the Library asserts that, in most cases, existing postcard collections are a vastly underutilized scholarly resource. Editor Norman D. Stevens urges librarians to help change this since postcards, as items for mass consumption and often with no apparent conscious literary or social purpose, are a true reflection of the society in which they were produced. Stevens claims that messages written on postcards may also reveal a great deal about individual and/or societal attitudes and ideas. Chapters in Postcards in the Library are written by librarians who manage postcard collections, postcard collectors, and researchers. Some of the authors have undertaken major research projects that demonstrate the ways in which postcards can be used in research, and that have begun to establish a standard methodology for the analysis of postcards. They write about: major postcard collections, including the Institute of Deltiology and the Curt Teich Postcard Archives the use of postcards for scholarly research postcard conservation and preservation, arrangement and organization, and importance and value Postcards in the Library describes the postcard collections in a variety of libraries of different kinds and sizes and indicates very real ways in which the effective use of postcard collections can result in and contribute to substantive, scholarly publications. It also offers advice and suggestions on the myriad issues that libraries face in handling these ephemeral fragments of popular culture. Special collections librarians, postcard collectors, postcard dealers, and historical societies will find the information in Postcards in the Library refreshing and practical. Libraries with established postcard collections or those thinking about developing postcard collections will use it as a valuable planning tool and start-to-finish guide.
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Israeli and Palestinian Postcards

In this book, Tim Jon Semmerling explores how Israelis and Palestinians have recently used postcards and greeting cards to present images of the national self, to build national awareness and reinforce nationalist ideologies, and to gain ...

Author: Tim Jon Semmerling

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292749597

Category: History

Page: 255

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Searing images of suicide bombings and retaliatory strikes now define the Israeli-Palestinian conflict for many Westerners, but television and print media are not the only visual realms in which the conflict is playing out. Even tourist postcards and greeting cards have been pressed into service as vehicles through which Israelis and Palestinians present competing visions of national selfhood and conflicting claims to their common homeland. In this book, Tim Jon Semmerling explores how Israelis and Palestinians have recently used postcards and greeting cards to present images of the national self, to build national awareness and reinforce nationalist ideologies, and to gain international acceptance. He discusses and displays the works of numerous postcard/greeting card manufacturers, artists, and photographers and identifies the symbolic choices in their postcards, how the choices are arranged into messages, what the messages convey and to whom, and who benefits and loses in these presentations of national self. Semmerling convincingly demonstrates that, far from being ephemeral, Israeli and Palestinian postcards constitute an important arena of struggle over visual signs and the power to produce reality.
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Postcards from Stanland

The “New Yorkistan” cover satirically depicted the five boroughs and individual
neighborhoods, mixing local and Yiddish names with suffixes common in Central
Asia and the Middle East. Starting from their original idea, Bronxistan, the ...

Author: David H. Mould

Publisher: Ohio University Press

ISBN: 9780821445372

Category: Travel

Page: 324

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Central Asia has long stood at the crossroads of history. It was the staging ground for the armies of the Mongol Empire, for the nineteenth-century struggle between the Russian and British empires, and for the NATO campaign in Afghanistan. Today, multinationals and nations compete for the oil and gas reserves of the Caspian Sea and for control of the pipelines. Yet “Stanland” is still, to many, a terra incognita, a geographical blank. Beginning in the mid-1990s, academic and journalist David Mould’s career took him to the region on Fulbright Fellowships and contracts as a media trainer and consultant for UNESCO and USAID, among others. In Postcards from Stanland, he takes readers along with him on his encounters with the people, landscapes, and customs of the diverse countries—Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan—he came to love. He talks with teachers, students, politicians, environmental activists, bloggers, cab drivers, merchants, Peace Corps volunteers, and more. Until now, few books for a nonspecialist readership have been written on the region, and while Mould brings his own considerable expertise to bear on his account—for example, he is one of the few scholars to have conducted research on post-Soviet media in the region—the book is above all a tapestry of place and a valuable contribution to our understanding of the post-Soviet world.
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The Penguins Ate My Postcards

... a Roman arch to honor Hadrian, one ofmany the emperor had erected to
establish his prominence in the Middle East. ... was like driving a car over the
cobblestone street in some ofthe colonial cities in the eastern part of the United
States.

Author: Arlene Pullen

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781477160251

Category: Travel

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The Penguins Ate My Postcards tells the story of one womans connections with people and places as she traveled around the world. It consists of essays, grouped by theme, of varying lengths and moods. They can be read in any order and independently of one another. Sections One provides anecdotes about people the author met in the USSR, Australia, Cambodia, and Europe. Most of their stories are light and entertaining, but they all identify some characteristics of human beings in specific situations all of us have faced. Section Two through Section Five describe some of the places the author has traveled. She combines her feelings as she stood atop mountains or glaciers and watched the sun set behind them with the reality of the beauty she was capturing with her camera. Some of the essays are memoirs from the time when Communism ruled a vast part of the world, and traveling was different in Iron Curtain countries from what it is now. Shell take you on her taxi ride through Checkpoint Charlie in Berlin and on her train ride from Leningrad through the Baltic countries and Poland into East Berlin. Because the author was a teacher, shell share with you some of the literary and historic sites she visited, combining some facts with her impressions and some incidents that occurred in those places. Youll laugh along with her as she compares the people she met with beloved literary characters youll remember from your high school and college English classes. Youll become pensive when she relates stories about genocide and civil strife in some of the Asian countries she has visited. Youll share some of her professional experiences as she visited schools in South Africa, Cambodia, England, China, and Vietnam, with her focus being on the conditions in which teachers and students interacted for learning. Youll remember the children. Some of the essays contain anecdotes about encounters with penguins in Antarctica, polar bears in the tundra, kangaroos in Australia, and camels in Egypt. The settings of her tales are diverse, and the enjoyment of being close to wild animals in their native habitat is strong. Youll walk alongside waterfalls, down mountain trails, within the remains of ancient civilizations, and in buildings constructed for some unique reasons. Section Six deals with the benefits of traveling, as the author illustrates some of the rules governing safe travel, especially for a woman traveling alone. She writes about the danger she encountered when the airplane tires blew while the plane was above the Himalayan Mountains, and when she walked alone in some remote places. She provides humorous stories dealing with language differences in European countries. One essay extols the value of having a competent travel agent and tour guide, again with anecdotes that identify the relationship she had with agents who prepared some of her trips. Finally, the book answers the most frequently asked question of experienced travelers: Whats your favorite place? The Penguins Ate My Postcards is an enjoyable collection of informal, personal essays that will keep you interested in the people and places being featured as they give you a strong impression of the location in which the events occurred. These essays are not the result of someones imagination; the incidents actually happened, and the author was an eye-witness to them. As you read, youll recognize that the author has separated life into serious situations and light, humorous moods, but she treats all the participants with the respect and sensitivity necessary to tell their stories. Perhaps, after you read The Penguins Ate My Postcards youll want to explore the world and find your own adventures. Happy reading.
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East Central Georgia in Vintage Postcards

A VIEW OF THE MIDDLE GEORGIA COTTON FACTORY IN OPERATION IN
EATONTON. WEST MARION STREET IN EATONTON. Three BULLOCH, BURKE
, EFFINGHAM, JENKINS, AND SCREVEN COUNTIES A BIRD'S-EYE.

Author: Gary L. Doster

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781439623046

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 128

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From the 1890s through the 1920s, the postcard was an extraordinarily popular means of communication, and many of the postcards produced during this "golden age" can today be considered works of art. Postcard photographers traveled the length and breadth of the nation snapping photographs of busy street scenes, documenting local landmarks, and assembling crowds of local children only too happy to pose for a picture. These images, printed as postcards and sold in general stores across the country, survive as telling reminders of an important era in America's history. This fascinating new history of East Central Georgia showcases more than two hundred of the best vintage postcards available.
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Women as Weapons of War

5 Like postcards of lynching, the images from Abu Ghraib function in complex
ways as trophies of war that reinforce ... It might be helpful to interpret recent
images of women in the Middle East in the light of French postcards of Algerian
women ...

Author: Kelly Oliver

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231512459

Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

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Ever since Eve tempted Adam with her apple, women have been regarded as a corrupting and destructive force. The very idea that women can be used as interrogation tools, as evidenced in the infamous Abu Ghraib torture photos, plays on age-old fears of women as sexually threatening weapons, and therefore the literal explosion of women onto the war scene should come as no surprise. From the female soldiers involved in Abu Ghraib to Palestinian women suicide bombers, women and their bodies have become powerful weapons in the Afghanistan and Iraq wars. In Women as Weapons of War, Kelly Oliver reveals how the media and the administration frequently use metaphors of weaponry to describe women and female sexuality and forge a deliberate link between notions of vulnerability and images of violence. Focusing specifically on the U.S. campaigns in Afghanistan and Iraq, Oliver analyzes contemporary discourse surrounding women, sex, and gender and the use of women to justify America's decision to go to war. For example, the administration's call to liberate "women of cover," suggesting a woman's right to bare arms is a sign of freedom and progress. Oliver also considers what forms of cultural meaning, or lack of meaning, could cause both the guiltlessness demonstrated by female soldiers at Abu Ghraib and the profound commitment to death made by suicide bombers. She examines the pleasure taken in violence and the passion for death exhibited by these women and what kind of contexts created them. In conclusion, Oliver diagnoses our cultural fascination with sex, violence, and death and its relationship with live news coverage and embedded reporting, which naturalizes horrific events and stymies critical reflection. This process, she argues, further compromises the borders between fantasy and reality, fueling a kind of paranoid patriotism that results in extreme forms of violence.
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Persian Postcards

Modern Middle East Literatures in Translation Series ( University of Texas at
Austin : Center for Middle Eastern Studies , 1991 ) 4 . 47 . Adelkhah , La
révolution sous le voile 240 . 48 . Mortada Motahhari , The Rights of Women in
Islam ( Tehran ...

Author: Fred A. Reed

Publisher: Talonbooks Limited

ISBN: STANFORD:36105020830803

Category: History

Page: 288

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In Persian Postcards, Reed looks at Iranian history, in its meeting with the peculiar traditions of Shi'ite Islam.
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Postcards to Donald Evans

BERLIN As Armando suggested , I made an entry into East Berlin . At Checkpoint
Charlie , I had to exchange money into East German marks . ... I saw the historic
relics of Ancient Greece and the Middle East at the Pergamon Museum .

Author: Takashi Hiraide

Publisher: Tibor De Nagy

ISBN: STANFORD:36105110906596

Category: Poetry

Page: 169

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Art/Poetry Taksahi Hiriade is one of the leading poets of Japan's post-war generation, travelling extensively, including three months as a poet-in-residence at the University of Iowa International Writing Program. POSTCARDS TO DONALD EVANS chronicles Hiriade's travels through places as varied as Iowa, , to Seattle, Tokyo, and Amsterdam. He currently lives in Tokyo.
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Propaganda Postcards of World War II

The famous Shepheards Hotel was the command center for the staff of General
Headquarters Middle East where Allied operations in that area were planned .
Since the postcards sold to the soldiers had to be approved by British censors ...

Author: Ron Menchine

Publisher: Antique Trader Books

ISBN: IND:30000078223835

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 158

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Here's World War II as it has never been seen before. The propaganda of the war years reflects the mood of the nations involved. The stories behind propaganda postcards are fascinating bits of history often overlooked in textbooks. These are the real thing -- showing how the Axis and Allies demonized their enemies and glorified their heroes. More than 300 postcards from over 20 nations and Menchine's incisive commentary provide a provocative glimpse into the emotional climate of the peoples affected by the war, whether they were on the battlefield or on the production line.
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Postcards

... the Riverland as Caryl cooks up a storm on the open grill which , like the music
, takes centre stage in the middle of the ... Berri South Australia 5343 Look for the
sign near the Big Orange Tel ( 08 ) 8582 2096 165 km north - east of Adelaide ...

Author: Keith Conlon

Publisher: Wakefield Press

ISBN: 1862546266

Category: Adelaide Region (S. Aust.)

Page: 144

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SA in a day! That's what you'll find inside this latest Postcards collection - a guide to what South Australia has to offer all within an easy day's drive from Adelaide.
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Around Fitzgerald Georgia in Vintage Postcards

The planned city was quartered by Main Street and Central Avenue , each 120
feet wide with parks in the middle for their entire length . Streets east of Main
Street were named after generals of the Union armies and streets west of Main
Street ...

Author: Milton N. Hopkins

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738514063

Category: History

Page: 128

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Conceived and settled as a colony for aging Union veterans at the end of the 19th century, the town of Fitzgerald holds a unique place in Georgia's history. In deep pine forests warmed by a mild South Georgia climate, opportunity presented itself to P.H. Fitzgerald, an Indanapolis attorney who devised a plan to bring the veterans into what had once been enemy territory. The result is a town that grew and prospered, where men and women from all walks of life and from all parts of the nation live and work together in harmony. Together, they have built homes, businesses, churches, schools, and railroads-all preserved on vintage postcards, photographs, and historical documents highlighted within these pages.
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West Central Georgia in Vintage Postcards

... STREETS OF NEWNAN IN 1907. THE CONFEDERATE MONUMENT IN
NEWNAN, DEDICATED ON DECEMBER 29, 1885. About 1914, the monument
was moved from the middle of the street to its present location east of the
courthouse.

Author: Gay L. Doster

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781439638064

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 128

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From the 1890s through the 1920s, the postcard was an extraordinarily popular means of communication, and many of the postcards produced during this "golden age" can today be considered works of art. Postcard photographers traveled the length and breadth of the nation snapping photographs of busy street scenes, documenting local landmarks, and assembling crowds of local children only too happy to pose for a picture. These images, printed as postcards and sold in general stores across the country, survive as telling reminders of an important era in America's history. This fascinating new history of West Central Georgia showcases more than two hundred of the best vintage postcards available.
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The Dictionary of Picture Postcards in Britain 1894 1939

Author: Arthur Wilfred Coysh

Publisher: Antique Collectors Club Limited

ISBN: UCSC:32106014434796

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 310

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Full of relevant information, this book covers the whole field of picture postcard production in Britain. It is an indispensable reference to a vast amount of collectable pictorial material.
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Postcards from Alphaville

There were items to ward off the evil eye from the Middle East , Latin America and
Europe . They belonged to my mother . As I contemplate describing the rest of
that house , I think how much simpler it would be to draw a floor plan of the rooms
 ...

Author: Raphael Rubinstein

Publisher: Hard PressInc

ISBN: UOM:39015042551443

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 165

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Cinema is oneof the recurring themes in Rapheal Rubinstein's first collection of prose. Legendary French director Jean-Luc Godard and Jean Eustache are the subjects of diaristic sequences; another storoy delves into the suspicious career of an elusive leftist film makes, A a Cameo ponders why a wealthy Itallian terrorist once posed for a photo with Alfred Hitchcock. Touching down in New York, Milan, Mexico City and the Balearic Islands, these lucid narratives explore private and public realms. The book culminates with a montagelike inventory of diverse objects, seemingly chosen at random, through which the author examines hisown life and family history.
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Postcards from Manhattan

study the park issue , and the group first considered purchasing the Jones Woods
picnic area that ran along the East ... of squatter families living in Seneca Village
around 84th Street , and banish hog farming from the middle of the island .

Author: George J. Lankevich

Publisher: Square One Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 0757001017

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 185

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The 100 postcards in this set are a guided tour of New York, old and new. Readers will visit a lost New York--where magnificent hotels like the Astor pampered the rich and famous--and see the sights that continue to attract visitors today, from the Empire State Building to the beautiful Central Park. 100 postcards.
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Postcards from Ed

... 179 - 180 , 240 Mexico - United States border 109 - 111 Michener , James 150
Middle East 56 Midgely , Mary xiii A Midsummer Night ' s Dream ( Shakespeare )
168 The Milagro Beanfield War ( John Nichols ) 122 The Milagro Beanfield War ...

Author: Edward Abbey

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015064915211

Category: Literary Collections

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A collection of high-energy, previously unpublished letters by the late author of The Monkey Wrench Gang and Desert Solitaire shares his observations on a wide variety of topics, from sex and the Bond girls to religion and the war in Vietnam.
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Federalsburg In Vintage Postcards

When the railroad arrived in 1867-1868, trade in Federalsburg proliferated even more as refrigerated cars allowed produce to be shipped to major cities in the North. Federalsburg's agricultural heritage has since continued to endure.

Author:

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738515744

Category: History

Page: 126

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Situated on the fickle Marshyhope Creek, Federalsburg, has long reached out to Maryland and the rest of the country with trade on its waterways and rails. In 1791, Isaac Nichols called a tract of land in the middle of the eastern shore of Maryland "Rawley." The name became "Federalsburg" in the late 18th century when the small village, consisting of only two streets, was dominated by Federalist influence. Before the Civil War, Federalsburg was involved in the shipbuilding industry; later its energies were invested in mills, farming, and canneries. When the railroad arrived in 1867-1868, trade in Federalsburg proliferated even more as refrigerated cars allowed produce to be shipped to major cities in the North. Federalsburg's agricultural heritage has since continued to endure.
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Postcards from Cebu

... English firm Maitland - Smith , in the 70s , the German company of Dedone in
the 90s , as well as several high - volume manufacturers whose products are sold
under several known labels in the Middle East , Europe and the United States .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015063276193

Category: Cebu Island (Philippines)

Page: 87

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