The New Wars

Author: Herfried Münkler

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 0745633366

Category: Political Science

Page: 180

View: 3287

This text explores the changing nature of warfare in the post-Cold War era. It examines the emergence of new forms of warfare in which warlords, mercenaries and terrorists play an increasingly important role.


Chapter and Verse

Author: Tony Banks,Phil Collins,Peter Gabriel,Steve Hackett,Mike Rutherford

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0312379560

Category: Music

Page: 359

View: 6943

The long-awaited, definitive story of one of the worlds most creative and commercial rock groups, this beautiful, full-color book coincides with the bands Fall 2007 reunion tour. All former band members have collaborated in presenting their story that spans 30 years and 30 albums.

The Tobacconist

Author: Robert Seethaler

Publisher: Anansi International

ISBN: 9781487002510

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 2091

Set in Austria in the 1930s, The Tobacconist tells the story of one young man and his friendship with Sigmund Freud during the Nazi occupation of Vienna.

Gods of Eden

Author: William Bramley

Publisher: Avon

ISBN: 9780380718078

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 512

View: 1527

They Came To Earth Millions Of Years Ago To Spread The Poison Of Hatred, War And Catastrophe... They Are With Us Still... Human history is a seemingly endless succession of bloody conflicts and devastating turmoil. Yet, inexplicably, in the light of astonshing intellectual and technological advancement, Man's progress has been halted in one crucial area: he still indulges the primitive beast within and makes war upon his neighbors. As a result of seven years of intense research, William Bramley has unconvered the sinister thread that links humanity's darkest events -- from the wars of the ancient pharaohs to the assissination of JFK. In this remarkable, shocking and absolutely compelling work, Bramley presents disturbing evidence of an alien presence on Earth -- extraterrestrial visitors who have conspired to dominate Humankind through violence and chaos since the beginning of time...a conspiracy which continues to this very day.

Joe Cinque's Consolation

Author: Helen Garner

Publisher: Picador Australia

ISBN: 9781742623870

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 338

View: 7393

NOW A CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED MOTION PICTURE A true story of death, grief and the law "Garner's book is a writer's profound response to a tragedy and to questions about human responsibility over time as well as at precise moments" The Age In October 1997 a clever young law student at ANU made a bizarre plan to murder her devoted boyfriend after a dinner party at their house. Some of the dinner guests-most of them university students-had heard rumours of the plan. Nobody warned Joe Cinque. He died one Sunday, in his own bed, of a massive dose of rohypnol and heroin. His girlfriend and her best friend were charged with murder. Helen Garner followed the trials in the ACT Supreme Court. Compassionate but unflinching, this is a book about how and why Joe Cinque died. It probes the gap between ethics and the law; examines the helplessness of the courts in the face of what we think of as 'evil'; and explores conscience, culpability, and the battered ideal of duty of care. It is a masterwork from one of Australia's greatest writers. Winner of the Ned Kelly Award for Best True Crime 2005 Winner of the ABIA Book of the Year 2004


A Nigerian Case Study

Author: Efurosibina E. Adegbija

Publisher: Africa World Press

ISBN: 9781592211739

Category: Social Science

Page: 275

View: 3397

Adegbija puts a national and international searchlight on the Nigerian socio-linguistic scenario through a description and analysis of the language landscape in its various ramifications. He provides a readily accessible, stimulating and fairly comprehensive description of the language situation, including the functions of languages, language choice, language attitudes, the plight and destiny of minority languages and the planning, management and engineering of multilingualism in the Nigerian context.

Film as Art

Author: Rudolf Arnheim

Publisher: Univ of California Press


Category: Motion pictures

Page: 194

View: 459

Muslim Identity and Social Change in Sub-Saharan Africa

Author: Louis Brenner

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253312716

Category: Religion

Page: 250

View: 3582

"This volume is indispensable to anyone who wants to understand current trends in Islam in Africa." -- MESA Bulletin "A must read for anyone interested in Muslim identity and social change in sub-Saharan Africa." -- Religious Studies Review "The Brenner volume... develops a broader range of issues... [on] African Muslim communities than any existing study." -- John Hanson These essays constitute a timely exploration of the dynamism of Islam as a force for shaping identity and for social and political change across Africa today.


The Crisis of Communism and the End of East Germany

Author: Charles S. Maier

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400822256

Category: History

Page: 464

View: 679

Against the backdrop of one of the great transformations of our century, the sudden and unexpected fall of communism as a ruling system, Charles Maier recounts the history and demise of East Germany. Dissolution is his poignant, analytically provocative account of the decline and fall of the late German Democratic Republic. This book explains the powerful causes for the disintegration of German communism as it constructs the complex history of the GDR. Maier looks at the turning points in East Germany's forty-year history and at the mix of coercion and consent by which the regime functioned. He analyzes the GDR as it evolved from the purges of the 1950s to the peace movements and emerging youth culture of the 1980s, and then turns his attention to charges of Stasi collaboration that surfaced after 1989. In the context of describing the larger collapse of communism, Maier analyzes German elements that had counterparts throughout the Soviet bloc, including its systemic and eventually terminal economic crisis, corruption and privilege in the SED, the influence of the Stasi and the plight of intellectuals and writers, and the slow loss of confidence on the part of the ruling elite. He then discusses the mass protests and proliferation of dissident groups in 1989, the collapse of the ruling party, and the troubled aftermath of unification. Dissolution is the first book that spans the communist collapse and the ensuing process of unification, and that draws on newly available archival documents from the last phases of the GDR, including Stasi reports, transcripts of Politburo and Central Committee debates, and papers from the Economic Planning Commission, the Council of Ministers, and the office files of key party officials. This book is further bolstered by Maier's extensive knowledge of European history and the Cold War, his personal observations and conversations with East Germans during the country's dramatic transition, and memoirs and other eyewitness accounts published during the four-decade history of the GDR.

The Encyclopedia of European Migration and Minorities

From the Seventeenth Century to the Present

Author: Klaus J. Bade,Corrie van Eijl

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780521895866

Category: History

Page: 768

View: 1757

Although migration and integration have become important concepts today as a result of globalization, migration movements, integration, and multiculturalism have always been part of the history of Europe. Few people realize how many ethnic groups participated in migration within Europe or into Europe and this ignorance has grave consequences for the social and political status of immigrants. Newly available to an English-speaking audience, this encyclopedia presents a systematic overview of the existing scholarship regarding migration within and into Europe. The first section contains survey studies of the various regions and countries in Europe covering the last centuries. The second sections presents information on about 220 individual groups of migrants from the Sephardic Jews emigration from Spain and Portugal in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries to the present-day migration of old-age pensioners to the holiday villages in the sun. The first resource of its kind, The Encyclopedia of Migration is a comprehensive and authoritative research tool.

Obasanjo, Nigeria and the World

Author: John Iliffe

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

ISBN: 184701027X

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 326

View: 9803

This first full account of Obasanjo's life from 1937 to 2010 combines an analysis of an exceptionally vital and complicated man with a history of an exceptionally vital and complicated country.

Nomads of Western Tibet

The Survival of a Way of Life

Author: N.A

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520072107

Category: Social Science

Page: 191

View: 6911

this copiously illustrated book is a fascinating account of these remarkable people, of their traditional way of survival. In a world where indigenous peoples and their environments are vanishing at alarming rates, the survival of this way of life represents an unexpected and heartening victory for humanity.

Between Marx and Coca-Cola

Youth Cultures in Changing European Societies, 1960-1980

Author: Axel Schildt,Detlef Siegfried

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781845450090

Category: Social Science

Page: 424

View: 4560

In the 1960s and 70s, a new youth consciousness emerged in Western Europe which gave this period its distinct character. This volume demonstrates how international developments fused with national traditions, producing specific youth cultures that becameleading trendsetters of emergent post-industrial Western societies.

The World According to Hollywood, 1918-1939

Author: Ruth Vasey

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299151942

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 299

View: 9999

The most visible cultural institution on earth between the World Wars, the Hollywood movie industry tried to satisfy worldwide audiences of vastly different cultural, religious, and political persuasions. The World According to Hollywood shows how the industry's self-regulation shaped the content of films to make them salable in as many markets as possible. In the process, Hollywood created an idiosyncratic vision of the world that was glamorous and exotic, but also oddly narrow. Ruth Vasey shows how the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America (MPPDA), by implementing such strategies as the industry's Production Code, ensured that domestic and foreign distribution took place with a minimum of censorship or consumer resistance. Drawing upon MPPDA archives, studio records, trade papers, and the records of the U.S. Department of Commerce, Vasey reveals the ways the MPPDA influenced the representation of sex, violence, religion, foreign and domestic politics, corporate capitalism, ethnic minorities, and the conduct of professional classes. Vasey is the first scholar to document fully how the demands of the global market frequently dictated film content and created the movies' homogenized picture of social and racial characteristics, in both urban America and the world beyond. She uncovers telling evidence of scripts and treatments that were abandoned before or during the course of production because of content that might offend foreign markets. Among the fascinating points she discusses is Hollywood's frequent use of imaginary countries as story locales, resulting from a deliberate business policy of avoiding realistic depictions of actual countries. She argues that foreign governments perceived movies not just as articles of trade, but as potential commercial and political emissaries of the United States. Just as Hollywood had to persuade its domestic audiences that its products were morally sound, its domination of world markets depended on its ability to create a culturally and politically acceptable product.

Crime Linkage

Theory, Research, and Practice

Author: Jessica Woodhams,Craig Bennell

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466506768

Category: Law

Page: 396

View: 7620

The increasing portrayal of forensic investigative techniques in the popular media—CSI, for example, has resulted in criminals becoming "forensically aware" and more careful about leaving behind physical evidence at a crime scene. This presents law enforcement with a significant problem: how can they detect serial offenders if they cannot rely on physical forensic evidence? One solution comes from psychology. A growing body of research has amassed in the area of behavioral consistency and the detection of serial offenders. A number of innovations are taking place in the field that have important implications for the practice of crime linkage and its use by police and the courts. Crime Linkage: Theory, Research, and Practice assembles this research and discusses its practical use. Topics include: Theoretical explanations for how, when, and why we may (or may not) see similarities in a person’s crime scene behavior Consistency and distinctiveness in sexual offending An overview of crime linkage research conducted to date The use of crime linkage in the United Kingdom, South Africa, and the United States New directions for research and practice, including linking across crime types to expand the suspect pool The range of statistical methods used in research of crime linkage principles The book represents a collaboration of researchers and practitioners from across the globe who are recognized as experts in the area of behavioral consistency and detection of serial offenders. They provide a comprehensive and informative text on the psychological and criminological theories underpinning crime linkage, how it is used in practice, the challenges practitioners face, and current innovations that will shape the future of crime linkage research and practice. This book is in the Advances in Police Theory and Practice series.

Gedanken Über Die Religion

Author: Blaise Pascal

Publisher: Tredition Classics

ISBN: 9783847289142


Page: 292

View: 744

Dieses Werk ist Teil der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS. Der Verlag tredition aus Hamburg veroffentlicht in der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS Werke aus mehr als zwei Jahrtausenden. Diese waren zu einem Grossteil vergriffen oder nur noch antiquarisch erhaltlich. Mit der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS verfolgt tredition das Ziel, tausende Klassiker der Weltliteratur verschiedener Sprachen wieder als gedruckte Bucher zu verlegen - und das weltweit! Die Buchreihe dient zur Bewahrung der Literatur und Forderung der Kultur. Sie tragt so dazu bei, dass viele tausend Werke nicht in Vergessenheit geraten

"Film Europe" and "Film America"

cinema, commerce and cultural exchange, 1920-1939

Author: Andrew Higson,Richard Maltby

Publisher: Univ of Exeter Pr


Category: History

Page: 406

View: 9349

A volume of specially-commissioned essays dealing with the attempts to create a pan-European film production movement in the 1920s and 1930s, and the reactions of the American film industry to these plans to rival its hegemony. The book has an impressive array of top scholars from both America and Europe, including Thomas Elsaesser, Kristin Thompson and Ginette Vincendeau, as well as essays by some younger scholars who have recently completed new archival research. It also includes a number of primary documents selected by the contributors to illuminate their arguments and provide a stimulus to further research. This book is a volume in the series Exeter Studies in Film History, and represents a major contribution to cinema scholarship as well as reflecting a strong interest in an area of study currently being developed in university departments and at the British Film Institute. Winner Prix Jean Mitry 2000

Conspiracies, Conspiracy Theories, and the Secrets of 9/11

Author: Mathias Broeckers

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780930852238

Category: Philosophy

Page: 286

View: 8083

Topics: The nature of conspiracy. Its pervasive role in life and history. Secret societies. Philosophy and fallacies of conspiratorial thinking. A science of conspirology. World conspiracies. Skull & Bones Club. 9/11 and the rise of Osama bin Laden-Al Quaeda conspiracy theory, unsupported by evidence. Countervailing theories. WTC, Pentagon. The great game. Drugs, finance, and the CIA. Oil, war and peace. Puppets of empire in the third world and fourth estate.---From verso of title page.

The Two Art Histories

The Museum and the University

Author: Charles Werner Haxthausen

Publisher: Clark Art Institute

ISBN: 9780300097757

Category: Art

Page: 195

View: 6748

Many museum professionals today believe that university-based art history focuses too much on theory and the social agency of art, neglecting the aesthetic dimensions of the art object. Conversely, many academics feel that museums have become preoccupied with the quest for money and audiences, making them an increasingly unlikely source of innovative scholarship. In this provocative book, seventeen eminent figures from both sides of the art world--museum professionals and university scholars--explore the questions underlying the often tense relationship between the two main branches of the discipline.