How the World's Smallest Nations Can Solve the World's Biggest Problems
Author: John H. Bodley
Pubpsher: AltaMira Press
Category: Political Science
In The Small Nation Solution, John Bodley argues that the contemporary global problems of poverty, conflict, and environmental degradation are problems of scale and power. Bodley’s solution involves keeping nations small so as to limit the power of elite directors. It is a simple idea with profound implications. He spotlights successful small nations around the world as the best working models of sustainable sociocultural systems and shows how these diverse small nations can be the building blocks of a transformed global system that could save the world.
By the time of his death in 1988, Romare Bearden was most widely celebrated for his large-scale public murals and collages, which were reproduced in such places as Time and Esquire to symbolize and evoke the black experience in America. As Mary Schmidt Campbell shows us in this definitive, defining, and immersive biography, the relationship between art and race was central to his life and work -- a constant, driving creative tension. Bearden started as a cartoonist during his college years, but in the later 1930s turned to painting and became part of a community of artists supported by the WPA. As his reputation grew he perfected his skills, studying the European masters and analyzing and breaking down their techniques, finding new ways of applying them to the America he knew, one in which the struggle for civil rights became all-absorbing. By the time of the March on Washington in 1963, he had begun to experiment with the Projections, as he called his major collages, in which he tried to capture the full spectrum of the black experience, from the grind of daily life to broader visions and aspirations. Campbell's book offers a full and vibrant account of Bearden's life -- his years in Harlem (his studio was above the Apollo theater), to his travels and commissions, along with illuminating analysis of his work and artistic career. Campbell, who met Bearden in the 1970s, was among the first to compile a catalogue of his works. An American Odyssey goes far beyond that, offering a living portrait of an artist and the impact he made upon the world he sought both to recreate and celebrate.
Release on 2009 | by Herman van der Wee,Monique Verbreyt
Money, Finance and Occupation (Belgium, Its Enemies, Its Friends, 1939-1945)
Author: Herman van der Wee,Monique Verbreyt
Pubpsher: Leuven University Press
Category: Business & Economics
Studies in Social and Economic History, Volume 35Based on intensive research in the archives of six countries, this book presents an in-depth analysis of Belgium's monetary and financial history during World War II. Exploring Belgium's financial and business links with Germany, France, The Netherlands, Great Britain, the United States, and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, the authors focus on the roles played in this complex wartime network by the Central Bank and private bankers in Brussels, by the Belgian government in exile in London, and by the Belgian minister plenipotentiary in New York.
An experimental dub art book containing highlights of street art, graphic design, musical activism created by IR:: Indigenous Resistance (www.dubreality.com) & TFTT in the last ten years. It also contains writings on Indigenous rights especially in Brazil, the murder of Pataxo warrior Galdino and the connection between Black & Indigenous Peoples .Included are special chapters on joint resistance between Black & Native Americans and the spiritual connections between African and Indigenous peoples throughout the Americas. The book is highlighted by experimental dub art& graphic design created especially for this publication by Dubdem which compliments the words of Black & Indigenous writers and activists like John Trudell, Assata Shakur, Jeanette Armstrong, Jean "Binta" Breeze, Douglas Cardinal, Mutaburaka. Indigenous Resistance music is available on iTunes.
Release on 2013-08-22 | by Eugene F. Provenzo, Jr.
African Americans at the Beginning of the Twentieth Century
Author: Eugene F. Provenzo, Jr.
Pubpsher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Social Science
This book takes readers through W.E.B. DuBois’ groundbreaking exhibit about African Americans at the 1900 World’s Fair in Paris. With more than 200 black-and-white images, Provenzo explores the diverse lives of African Americans, from challenges to accomplishments.
In this text, Paul E. Pierson, Dean Emeritus of the School of Intercultural Studies at Fuller Theological Seminary, guides the reader through a missiological view of history from Christ to the present. Pierson particularly highlights the contexts by which the biblical faith moved into new and different cultures. Today, the Christian faith, is the most geographically and culturally diverse worldwide movement that exists. Paul E. Pierson's book illuminates how this amazing fact has come about and how the trend will continue. Sign up for the WCIU Press newsletter to be notified about new books from this author and more! http: //eepurl.com/rB15L
This three volume reference set offers a comprehensive look at the roles race and ethnicity play in society and in our daily lives. General readers, students, and scholars alike will appreciate the informative coverage of intergroup relations in the United States and the comparative examination of race and ethnicity worldwide. These volumes offer a foundation to understanding as well as researching racial and ethnic diversity from a multidisciplinary perspective. Over a hundred racial and ethnic groups are described, with additional thematic essays offering insight into broad topics that cut across group boundaries and which impact on society. The encyclopedia has alphabetically arranged author-signed essays with references to guide further reading. Numerous cross-references aid the reader to explore beyond specific entries, reflecting the interdependent nature of race and ethnicity operating in society. The text is supplemented by photographs, tables, figures and custom-designed maps to provide an engaging visual look at race and ethnicity. An easy-to-use statistical appendix offers the latest data with carefully selected historical comparisons to aid study and research in the area
The debate over America's multiculturalism has been intense for nearly three decades, dividing opponents into those insisting on such recognition and those fearing that such a formal acknowledgment will undermine the civic bonds created by a heterogeneous nation. Facts have often been the victim in this dispute, and few works have successfully attempted to present the broad spectrum of America's ethnic groups in a format that is readable, current, and authoritative. This reference book includes alphabetically arranged chapters on more than two dozen racial, religious, and ethnic groups of the United States, including African Americans, American Indians, Filipinos, Hawaiians, Mexicans, Mormons, and Puerto Ricans. Each chapter is written by a leading scholar and overviews the experiences and achievements of a particular group in the United States. Among the topics considered are the group's entry into America; the problems of adaptation faced by the first generation; economic, political, and cultural integration; and the status of the group in contemporary society. Each chapter ends with a thorough bibliographical essay, and the volume concludes with a review of the most important general works in the field.
Release on 2010-10-16 | by Z. S. ANDREW DEMIRDJIAN, PH.D.
QUESTING FOR WESTERN ARMENIA AND CILICIA
Author: Z. S. ANDREW DEMIRDJIAN, PH.D.
Pubpsher: Xlibris Corporation
Demirdjian was reprinted and with a much bigger run. The book, published in 2010 by Xlibris, is a blueprint for the future of the Armenian nation. The slim volume (185 pages) should be pored over by every Armenian committed to a bright future for Armenians. The book makes a persuasive case on how to connect the fragmented Armenian Diaspora. Dr. Demirdjian believes the creation of a pan-Armenian organization would be the first concrete step to unite Armenians and subsequently proceed with their campaign for compensation and restitution from Turkey. A meta-Armenian organization can be a permanent entity looking after the national interests of all Armenians. He argues that it’s time to establish a worldwide meta-organization to unite Armenians with the primary goal of campaigning for the return of Western Armenia and Cilicia to Armenian rule. To reach that goal Armenians need critical mass. “The contention that large number are the common denominators of any organized political effort at achieving results has been a truism in the past, present, and the future is beyond refutation,” he says. It would take an enemy of the Armenians to disagree with the assertion. But before demanding land and property, Armenian organizations have to coalesce and to rally around a single strategy. Dr. Demirdjian suggests the coining of a word—“Araratism”—which would serve as the name of the ideology of all Armenians working together to regain at least parts of Western Armenia and “for enhancing conditions for the Republic of Armenia and Artsakh.” While we talk about being a nation of 8 million we collectively punch way below our weight because of fragmentation and our rejection of compromise, he says. A pan-Armenian organization would give us the critical mass so that we would be taken seriously in international fora. The success of Genocide centennial commemorations demonstrated that when we work together we can make our voices heard above the international media din. It’s safe to assume that he Pope wouldn’t have been familiar with the Armenian Genocide had his Armenian acquaintances in Buenos Aires not familiarized him with the great calamity inflicted upon our nation by Turkey. While Dr. Demirdjian makes the case for the necessity of a pan-Armenian organization, the nitty-gritty of setting up such an organization is provided by Harut Sassounian, the publisher of “California Courier“. In the book’s last chapter (“Proposal to Create a Framework for Uniting the Diaspora Armenians”) Sassounian provides a toolbox for the construct. There are a number of organizations which are trying to represent the Western Armenians (the National Congress of Western Armenians, the National Council of Western Armenians, Government-in-Exile of Western Armenians). Most Diaspora Armenians know little or nothing about them primarily because the Diaspora media—often controlled by the political parties—are reluctant to cover the activities of “rivals”, let alone promote them. It’s this divisiveness which Dr. Demirdjian rightly condemns in his timely book. Will our “leaders” continue to dismiss the concept of a pan-Armenian organization or will they unshackle themselves from the “business as usual” dead-end model? Will they continue to behave like our divisive and destructive ‘nakharars’ or embrace the bracing idea? When will they realize that the Diaspora could vanish in a few generations if the Diaspora establishment doesn’t get its act together?