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ABUELAS HISPANAS: DESDE LA MEMORIA Y EL

$25.00
ISBN/SKU: 
9788478395101
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Alice Munro: 'Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage', 'Runaway', 'Dear Life'

Alice Munro: 'Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage', 'Runaway', 'Dear Life'
$30.95
The awarding of the Nobel Prize in Literature to the Canadian writer Alice Munro in 2013 confirmed her position as a master of the short story form. This book explores Munro's work from a full range of critical perspectives, focussing on three of her most popular and important published collections: Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage (2001), Runaway (2004), and her final collection Dear Life (2012). With chapters written by the world's leading critics of Munro's work, the short story form and contemporary Canadian writing, this book explores such themes as love and marriage, sex, fate, gender and humor in her writings as well as her approaches to narrative form and autobiography. In these three late collections Munro sharply articulates, again and again, the mysteries of being itself.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781474230988
Publication Date: 
2016-09-22
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Baloney Express

Baloney Express
$28.00
Sandy Garnett's debut book derives from the long lost 500 page handwritten journal he kept during his four month stint in a New England rehab and a halfway house in Mesa, Arizona, the summer after his freshman year at St. Lawrence University in upstate New York. Baloney Express documents the coming of age story of a 19-year-old in trouble. On the horizon of this desert walkabout appears a wise, weathered cowboy oilman, who helps Garnett to see clearly, live simply, staighten his life out and pursue his dream of making art for a living. Ripe with ruthless self-discovery and observational wit as the journal writer grows deeply through this life changing experience, 'Baloney' reaches well beyond the pale of traditional recovery literature into the labyrinthian corridors of contemporary adolescence, whose archetypal mentors shine the best of their lives forward. The author's passage from a self-destructive college freshman to a healthy son, brother and ambitious young artist underscores this uplifting story while exploring the resilience of a decent family, whose trials and tribulations are a testament to the rangy, stubborn optimism that echoes and carries the American spirit.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780982234839
Publication Date: 
2011-01-26
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BECOMING SEXUAL

BECOMING SEXUAL
$24.95

The sexualization of girls has captured the attention of the media, advocacy groups and politicians in recent years. This prolific discourse sets alarm bells ringing: sexualization is said to lead to depression, promiscuity and compassion deficit disorder, and rob young girls of their childhood. However, measuring such claims against a wide range of data sources reveals a far more complicated picture.

Becoming Sexual begins with a simple question: why does this discourse feel so natural? Analyzing potent cultural and historical assumptions, and subjecting them to measured investigation, R. Danielle Egan illuminates the implications of dominant thinking on sexualization. The sexualized girl functions as a metaphor for cultural decay and as a common enemy through which adult rage, discontent and anxiety regarding class, gender, sexuality, race and the future can be expressed. Egan argues that, ultimately, the popular literature on sexualization is more reflective of adult disquiet than it is about the lives and practices of girls.

Becoming Sexual will be a welcome intervention into these fraught polemics for anyone interested in engaging with a high-profile contemporary debate, and will be particularly useful for students of sociology, cultural studies, childhood studies, gender studies and media studies.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780745650739
Publication Date: 
2013-04-15
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CANADIANS AND THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT TO

CANADIANS AND THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT TO
$27.00

Canadians and the Natural Environment to the Twenty-First Century provides an ideal foundation for undergraduates and general readers on the history of Canada's complex environmental issues. Through clear, easy-to-understand case studies, Neil Forkey integrates the ongoing interplay of humans and the natural world into national, continental, and global contexts.

Forkey's engaging survey addresses significant episodes from across the country over the past four hundred years: the classification of Canada's environments by its earliest inhabitants, the relationship between science and sentiment in the Victorian era, the shift towards conservation and preservation of resources in the early twentieth century, and the rise of environmentalism and issues involving First Nations at the end of the century. Canadians and the Natural Environment to the Twenty-First Century provides an accessible synthesis of the most important recent work in the field, making it a truly state-of-the-art contribution to Canadian environmental history.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780802048967
Publication Date: 
2012-06-20
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Chiang Kai-Shek's Politics of Shame: Leadership, Legacy, and National Identity in China

Chiang Kai-Shek's Politics of Shame: Leadership, Legacy, and National Identity in China
$28.00

Once a powerful figure who reversed the disintegration of China and steered the country to Allied victory in World War II, Chiang Kai-shek fled into exile following his 1949 defeat in the Chinese civil war. As attention pivoted to Mao Zedong's communist experiment, Chiang was relegated to the dustbin of history.

In Chiang Kai-shek's Politics of Shame, Grace C. Huang reconsiders Chiang's leadership and legacy by drawing on an extraordinary and uncensored collection of his diaries, telegrams, and speeches stitched together by his secretaries. She paints a new, intriguing portrait of this twentieth-century leader who advanced a Confucian politics of shame to confront Japanese incursion into China and urge unity among his people. In also comparing Chiang's response to imperialism to those of Mao, Yuan Shikai, and Mahatma Gandhi, Huang widens the implications of her findings to explore alternatives to Western expressions of nationalism and modernity and reveal how leaders of vulnerable states can use potent cultural tools to inspire their country and contribute to an enduring national identity.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780674260146
Publication Date: 
2021-08-10
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Decolonizing Palestine: Hamas between the Anticolonial and the Postcolonial

Decolonizing Palestine: Hamas between the Anticolonial and the Postcolonial
$25.95

In Decolonizing Palestine, Somdeep Sen rejects the notion that liberation from colonialization exists as a singular moment in history when the colonizer is ousted by the colonized. Instead, he considers the case of the Palestinian struggle for liberation from its settler colonial condition as a complex psychological and empirical mix of the colonial and the postcolonial. Specifically, he examines the two seemingly contradictory, yet coexistent, anticolonial and postcolonial modes of politics adopted by Hamas following the organization's unexpected victory in the 2006 Palestinian Legislative Council election.

Despite the expectations of experts, Hamas has persisted as both an armed resistance to Israeli settler colonial rule and as a governing body. Based on ethnographic material collected in the Gaza Strip, the West Bank, Israel, and Egypt, Decolonizing Palestine argues that the puzzle Hamas presents is not rooted in predicting the timing or process of its abandonment of either role. The challenge instead lies in explaining how and why it maintains both, and what this implies for the study of liberation movements and postcolonial studies more generally.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781501752742
Publication Date: 
2020-12-15
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Defining Shinto: A Reader

Defining Shinto: A Reader
$53.95

This book provides key official documents alongside political, religious-philosophical, and historical essays, illustrating how the term "Shinto" has metamorphosed terminologically from Japan's emergence as a modern nation state in the late 19th century to the postmodern Japan of today.

"Shinto" is one of the most contested categories in the field of Japanese religious studies. While the term "Shinto" has a long history in the pre-modern period, this volume focuses on how the term has evolved in modern Japan. Divided into five parts, the book covers:

  • Shinto and the modern Japanese nation state
  • Pre-war Japanese intellectuals on Shinto
  • Shinto and ultra-nationalism of the 1930s and 1940s
  • Post-war reforms and reformulations
  • Contemporary ways of defining Shinto
  • Presenting a wealth of documents, most of which have been translated here for the first time, the book is an invaluable resource for scholars and students of Japanese religion.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781844658381
    Publication Date: 
    2019-10-09
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    Dragons and Boxers: An American Caught in the Martial Arts Whirlwind of the Boxer Rebellion

    Dragons and Boxers: An American Caught in the Martial Arts Whirlwind of the Boxer Rebellion
    $19.99

    Northern China in 1900. The nation is in turmoil, the failing Manchu dynasty struggles to survive in the face of social disintegration and foreign encroachments, and from the countryside comes a response: the brutal, quasi-religious movement known as the Boxers, who seek to rid the country of foreign influence. An American missionary couple in a remote town are killed, and their son Wayland is left barely clinging to life. Rescued by kindly Chinese passers-by, Wayland begins his recovery in the still-simmering city of Tientsin, and finds his new Chinese family has dark secrets of its own. He is thrust into the middle of a deadly dispute between two martial arts masters, and his own fate will hinge on the outcome. Wayland must navigate between two worlds, and to do so, arms himself with the powerful secrets of Chinese martial arts.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9789888552597
    Publication Date: 
    2022-02-08
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    El instersticio de la colonia

    $20.00
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9788484890676
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