The 51 Day War

The 51 Day War


Author : Max Blumenthal
Publisher : Verso Books
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ISBN : 1784783102
Pages : 272 pages
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Best-selling author reports on Israel’s brutal assault on Gaza in July 2014 Beginning July 8, 2014, Israel launched air strikes and a ground invasion of Gaza that lasted fifty-one days, leaving over 2,000 people dead, the vast majority of whom were civilians. During the assault, at least 10,000 homes were destroyed and, according to the United Nations, nearly 300,000 Palestinians were displaced. Max Blumenthal was on the ground during what he argues was an entirely avoidable catastrophe. In this explosive work of reportage, Blumenthal reveals the harrowing conditions and cynical deceptions that led to the ruinous war. Here, for the first time, Blumenthal unearths and presents shocking evidence of atrocities he gathered in the rubble of Gaza.


Place is The Passion

Place is The Passion


Author : Dr Bill Williamson
Publisher : Dolman Scott Publishers
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ISBN : 1871204356
Pages : 198 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (871 users)

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Israel relies for its survival on its lucrative arms trade and American military support. Meanwhile, the Palestinians suffer poverty and destitution as an occupied nation. Indeed, without vast international financial support the Palestinians would face starvation. Any solution is impossible while Israel pursues an aggressive program of settlement expansion and ethnic cleansing. The author draws extensively on Jewish sources to prove Israel is on the wrong track. He looks beyond the moribund two state solution, which he likens to Apartheid, to show there is a better future achievable for both peoples: one that is secular, democratic, bi-national, culturally vibrant and economically successful.


Hydrofictions

Hydrofictions


Author : Boast Hannah Boast
Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
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ISBN : 1474443834
Pages : 248 pages
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Water is a major global issue that will shape our future. Rarely, however, has water been the subject of literary critical attention. This book identifies water as a crucial new topic of literary and cultural analysis at a critical moment for the world's water resources, focusing on the urgent context of Israel/Palestine. It argues for the necessity of recognising water's vital importance in understanding contemporary Israeli and Palestinian literature, showing that water is as culturally significant as that much more obvious object of nationalist attention, the land. In doing so, it offers new insights into Israeli and Palestinian literature and politics, and into the role of culture in an age of environmental crisis. Hydrofictions shows that how we imagine water is inseparable from how we manage it. This book is urgent and necessary reading for students and scholars in Middle East Studies, postcolonial ecocriticism, the environmental humanities and anyone invested in the future of the world's water.


Ecofeminism in Dialogue

Ecofeminism in Dialogue


Author : Douglas A. Vakoch
Publisher : Lexington Books
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ISBN : 1498569285
Pages : 248 pages
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This anthology situates the cultural and literary theories of ecofeminism in an interdisciplinary and global dialogue. It brings ecofeminism into conversation with several areas of inquiry, including ecocriticism, postcolonialism, geography, environmental law, religion, geoengineering, systems thinking, family therapy, and environmental justice.


Critical Intercultural Pedagogy for Difficult Times

Critical Intercultural Pedagogy for Difficult Times


Author : Prue Holmes
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
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ISBN : 1000584488
Pages : 286 pages
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This collection lends a critical decolonising lens to intercultural communication research, bringing together perspectives on how forms of education embedded in the arts and humanities can open up intercultural understanding among young people in conditions of conflict and protracted crises. The book draws on case studies from a range of educational contexts in the Global South which engage in creative arts methodologies to foreground decolonising approaches to intercultural communication in which researchers question their own power in the research process. The volume offers intercultural resources that can be used by researchers and community support groups to foster active intercultural communication, dialogue, participation, and responsibility among young people in these settings and those who may be marginalised from them. The collection also highlights the reflexive accounts of researchers working in a transnational, interdisciplinary, and multilingual research network and the subsequent opportunities and challenges of working in such networks. Advocating for intercultural understanding among young people in higher education and a greater focus on social justice in intercultural communication research, this book will be of interest to students and researchers in applied linguistics, language education, intercultural education, and multilingualism.


Routledge Handbook of Peace, Security and Development

Routledge Handbook of Peace, Security and Development


Author : Fen Osler Hampson
Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 1351172182
Pages : 488 pages
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This Handbook offers a comprehensive examination of the peace, security, and development nexus from a global perspective, and investigates the interfaces of these issues in a context characterised by many new challenges. By bringing together more than 40 leading experts and commentators from across the world, the Handbook maps the various research agendas related to these three themes, taking stock of existing work and debates, while outlining areas for further engagement. In doing so, the chapters may serve as a primer for new researchers while also informing the wider scholarly community about the latest research trends and innovations. The volume is split into three thematic parts: Concepts and approaches New drivers of conflict, insecurity, and developmental challenges Actors, institutions, and processes. For ease of use and organisational consistency, each chapter provides readers with an overview of each research area, a review of the state of the literature, a summary of the major debates, and promising directions for future research. This Handbook will be of much interest to students of peace and conflict studies, development studies, security studies, and International Relations.


Brothers Apart

Brothers Apart


Author : Maha Nassar
Publisher : Stanford University Press
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ISBN : 1503603180
Pages : 288 pages
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When the state of Israel was established in 1948, not all Palestinians became refugees: some stayed behind and were soon granted citizenship. Those who remained, however, were relegated to second-class status in this new country, controlled by a military regime that restricted their movement and political expression. For two decades, Palestinian citizens of Israel were cut off from friends and relatives on the other side of the Green Line, as well as from the broader Arab world. Yet they were not passive in the face of this profound isolation. Palestinian intellectuals, party organizers, and cultural producers in Israel turned to the written word. Through writers like Mahmoud Darwish and Samih al-Qasim, poetry, journalism, fiction, and nonfiction became sites of resistance and connection alike. With this book, Maha Nassar examines their well-known poetry and uncovers prose works that have, until now, been largely overlooked. The writings of Palestinians in Israel played a key role in fostering a shared national consciousness and would become a central means of alerting Arabs in the region to the conditions—and to the defiance—of these isolated Palestinians. Brothers Apart is the first book to reveal how Palestinian intellectuals forged transnational connections through written texts and engaged with contemporaneous decolonization movements throughout the Arab world, challenging both Israeli policies and their own cultural isolation. Maha Nassar reexamines these intellectuals as the subjects, not objects, of their own history and brings to life their perspectives on a fraught political environment. Her readings not only deprovincialize the Palestinians of Israel, but write them back into Palestinian, Arab, and global history.


The Patriarch and the Tsar ...

The Patriarch and the Tsar ...


Author : William Palmer
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Pages : 642 pages
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Routledge Handbook on Human Rights and the Middle East and North Africa

Routledge Handbook on Human Rights and the Middle East and North Africa


Author : Anthony Tirado Chase
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
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ISBN : 1317613767
Pages : 522 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (317 users)

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Recent events such as ‘Iran’s Green Revolution’ and the ‘Arab Uprisings’ have exploded notions that human rights are irrelevant to Middle Eastern and North African politics. Increasingly seen as a global concern, human rights are at the fulcrum of the region’s on-the-ground politics, transnational intellectual debates, and global political intersections. The Routledge Handbook on Human Rights and the Middle East and North Africa: emphasises the need to consider human rights in all their dimensions, rather than solely focusing on the political dimension, in order to understand the structural reasons behind the persistence of human rights violations; explores the various frameworks in which to consider human rights—conceptual, political and transnational/international; discusses issue areas subject to particularly intense debate—gender, religion, sexuality, transitions and accountability; contains contributions from perspectives that span from global theory to grassroots reflections, emphasising the need for academic work on human rights to seriously engage with the thoughts and practices of those working on the ground. A multidisciplinary approach from scholars with a wide range of expertise allows the book to capture the complex dynamics by which human rights have had, or could have, an impact on Middle Eastern and North African politics. This book will therefore be a key resource for students and scholars of Middle Eastern and North African politics and society, as well as anyone with a concern for Human Rights across the globe.


History of the Condemnation of the Patriarch Nicon

History of the Condemnation of the Patriarch Nicon


Author : Paisius Ligarides
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN : 1108014887
Pages : 632 pages
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An 1873 translation of a polemical account of the conflict between Tsar Alexis and Patriarch Nicon in seventeenth-century Russia.



Flashpoints for Asian American Studies

Flashpoints for Asian American Studies


Author : Cathy Schlund-Vials
Publisher : Fordham Univ Press
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ISBN : 082327862X
Pages : 328 pages
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Emerging from mid-century social movements, Civil Rights Era formations, and anti-war protests, Asian American studies is now an established field of transnational inquiry, diasporic engagement, and rights activism. These histories and origin points analogously serve as initial moorings for Flashpoints for Asian American Studies, a collection that considers–almost fifty years after its student protest founding--the possibilities of and limitations inherent in Asian American studies as historically entrenched, politically embedded, and institutionally situated interdiscipline. Unequivocally, Flashpoints for Asian American Studies investigates the multivalent ways in which the field has at times and—more provocatively, has not—responded to various contemporary crises, particularly as they are manifest in prevailing racist, sexist, homophobic, and exclusionary politics at home, ever-expanding imperial and militarized practices abroad, and neoliberal practices in higher education.


New Statesman Society

New Statesman Society


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Theodosius II

Theodosius II


Author : Christopher Kelly
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN : 1107038588
Pages : 341 pages
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A fresh look at the vitality and integrity of the eastern Roman Empire under its longest reigning emperor.


Empires of Islam in Renaissance Historical Thought

Empires of Islam in Renaissance Historical Thought


Author : Margaret MESERVE
Publisher : Harvard University Press
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ISBN : 0674040953
Pages : 370 pages
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Drawing on political oratory, diplomatic correspondence, crusade propaganda, and historical treatises, Meserve shows how research into the origins of Islamic empires sprang from—and contributed to—contemporary debates over the threat of Islamic expansion in the Mediterranean. This groundbreaking book offers new insights into Renaissance humanist scholarship and long-standing European debates over the relationship between Christianity and Islam.


The Writing on the Wall

The Writing on the Wall


Author : Aeyal Gross
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN : 1107145961
Pages : 461 pages
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A critical analysis of Israel's control of the Occupied Palestinian Territory, advocating a normative and functional approach.


Writing the Arab-Israeli Conflict

Writing the Arab-Israeli Conflict


Author : Jonathan B. Isacoff
Publisher : Lexington Books
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ISBN : 9780739112731
Pages : 220 pages
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Presents the nature of historical knowledge by examining the multiple histories of the Arab-Israeli conflict written by Israeli scholars. This book also undertakes an analysis of literature, drawn from historians and political scientists of the Vietnam War, demonstrating that historical revisionism is not unique to the study of the Middle East.