The Karma Of Brown Folk

Author : Vijay Prashad
ISBN : 0816634394
Genre : Social Science
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Vineland

Author : Thomas Pynchon
ISBN : 9783644545113
Genre : Fiction
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«‹Vineland› ist vermutlich das zugänglichste Buch, das der große Unbekannte je geschrieben hat. Der Roman beginnt mit dem Sprung durch eine Fensterscheibe und zerbirst danach wie sie in Myriaden glitzernder Scherben. Aber am Ende, wie in einem Film, der rückwärtsläuft, springen die Splitter vom Boden hoch und fügen sich auf wunderbare Weise zu einem Ganzen.» (Salman Rushdie)
Category: Fiction

W Hrend Die Welt Schlief

Author : Susan Abulhawa
ISBN : 9783641054229
Genre : Fiction
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Jenin im Blumenmonat April: Früh morgens, bevor die Welt um sie herum erwacht, liest Amals Vater ihr aus den Werken großer Dichter vor. Es sind Momente des Friedens und der Hoffnung, die Amal ihr Leben lang im Herzen trägt — ein Leben, das stets geprägt ist vom scheinbar ausweglosen Konflikt zweier Nationen. Seit Generationen leben die Abulhijas als Olivenbauern in dem idyllischen Dorf Ein Hod. Ihr Leben ist friedlich — bis 1948 die Zionisten den Staat Israel ausrufen und sich alles verändert. Die Dorfbewohner werden mit Waffengewalt aus ihren Häusern vertrieben, müssen ihr Land, ihren Besitz und ihr Zuhause zurücklassen. Amal, geboren im Flüchtlingslager in Jenin, lernt die Heimat ihrer Vorväter nie kennen. Stattdessen erlebt sie Kriege, Gewalt und schreckliche Verluste, aber sie erfährt auch Freundschaft und Liebe in der Gemeinschaft der Vertriebenen. Weder Amal noch ihre Familie ahnen jedoch, wie eng ihr Schicksal und das von Israel und Palästina wirklich zusammenhängen ...
Category: Fiction

Female Chic

Author : Gina Bucher
ISBN : 3905929872
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Racial Stigma On The Hollywood Screen From World War Ii To The Present

Author : B. Locke
ISBN : 9780230101678
Genre : Performing Arts
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This book charts the evolution, from the World War II period to the present day, of racial relationships and their repercussions in Hollywood films and examines a neglected sub-genre.
Category: Performing Arts

Roots And Reflections

Author : Amy Bhatt
ISBN : 9780295804552
Genre : History
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Immigrants from South Asia first began settling in Washington and Oregon in the nineteenth century, but because of restrictions placed on Asian immigration to the United States in the early twentieth century, the vast majority have come to the region since World War II. Roots and Reflections uses oral history to show how South Asian immigrant experiences were shaped by the region and how they differed over time and across generations. It includes the stories of immigrants from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka who arrived from the end of World War II through the 1980s. Watch the trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHjtOvH0YdU&list=UUge4MONgLFncQ1w1C_BnHcw&index=3&feature=plcp
Category: History

Afroasian Encounters

Author : Heike Raphael-Hernandez
ISBN : 9780814776902
Genre : Social Science
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With a Foreword by Vijay Prashad and an Afterword by Gary Okihiro How might we understand yellowface performances by African Americans in 1930s swing adaptations of Gilbert and Sullivan's The Mikado, Paul Robeson's support of Asian and Asian American struggles, or the absorption of hip hop by Asian American youth culture? AfroAsian Encounters is the first anthology to look at the mutual influence of and relationships between members of the African and Asian diasporas. While these two groups have often been thought of as occupying incommensurate, if not opposing, cultural and political positions, scholars from history, literature, media, and the visual arts here trace their interconnections and interactions, as well as the tensions between the two groups that sometimes arise. AfroAsian Encounters probes beyond popular culture to trace the historical lineage of these coalitions from the late nineteenth century to the present. A foreword by Vijay Prashad sets the volume in the context of the Bandung conference half a century ago, and an afterword by Gary Okihiro charts the contours of a “Black Pacific.” From the history of Japanese jazz composers to the current popularity of black/Asian “buddy films” like Rush Hour, AfroAsian Encounters is a groundbreaking intervention into studies of race and ethnicity and a crucial look at the shifting meaning of race in the twenty-first century.
Category: Social Science

Fiction Across Borders

Author : Shameem Black
ISBN : 9780231520614
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Theorists of Orientalism and postcolonialism argue that novelists betray political and cultural anxieties when characterizing "the Other." Shameem Black takes a different stance. Turning a fresh eye toward several key contemporary novelists, she reveals how "border-crossing" fiction represents socially diverse groups without resorting to stereotype, idealization, or other forms of imaginative constraint. Focusing on the work of J. M. Coetzee, Amitav Ghosh, Jeffrey Eugenides, Ruth Ozeki, Charles Johnson, Gish Jen, and Rupa Bajwa, Black introduces an interpretative lens that captures the ways in which these authors envision an ethics of representing social difference. They not only offer sympathetic portrayals of the lives of others but also detail the processes of imagining social difference. Whether depicting the multilingual worlds of South and Southeast Asia, the exportation of American culture abroad, or the racial tension of postapartheid South Africa, these transcultural representations explore social and political hierarchies in constructive ways. Boldly confronting the orthodoxies of recent literary criticism, Fiction Across Borders builds upon such seminal works as Edward Said's Orientalism and offers a provocative new study of the late twentieth-century novel.
Category: Literary Criticism

Echoes Of Mutiny

Author : Seema Sohi
ISBN : 9780199390441
Genre : History
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How did thousands of Indians who migrated to the Pacific Coast of North America during the early twentieth century come to forge an anticolonial movement that British authorities claimed nearly toppled their rule in India during the First World War? Seema Sohi traces how Indian labor migrants, students, and intellectual activists who journeyed across the globe seeking to escape the exploitative and politically repressive policies of the British Raj, linked restrictive immigration policies and political repression in North America to colonial subjugation at home. In the process, they developed an international anticolonial consciousness that boldly confronted the British and American empires. Hoping to become an important symbol for those battling against racial oppression and colonial subjugation across the world, Indian anticolonialists also provoked a global inter-imperial collaboration between U.S. and British officials to repress anticolonial revolt. They symbolized the hope of the world's racialized subjects and the fears of those who worried about the global disorder they could portend. Echoes of Mutiny provides an in-depth and transnational look at the deeply intertwined relationship between anti-Asian racism, Indian anticolonialism, and state antiradicalism in early twentieth century U.S. and global history. Through extensive archival research, Sohi uncovers the dialectical relationship between the rise of Indian anticolonialism and state repression in North America and demonstrates how Indian anticolonialists served as catalysts for the implementation of restrictive U.S. immigration and antiradical laws as well as the expansion of state power in early twentieth century India and America. Indian migrants came to understand their struggles against racial exclusion and political repression in North America as part of a broader movement against white supremacy and colonialism and articulated radical visions of anticolonialism that called not only for the end of British rule in India but the forging of democracies across the world.
Category: History