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Disappearing War

Disappearing War

Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Cinema and Erasure in the Post-9/11 World

  • Author: Christina Hellmich,Lisa Purse
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781474416566
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  • Page: 208
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Drawing on representations of war-related death, dying and bodily damage as case studies, the essays in this book examine the erasure of recent military interventions as depicted in film by US and European filmmakers. Exploring films such as Zero Dark Thiry and American Sniper and documentaries including Kill List and Dirty Wars, this collection addresses 'what's missing' in existing scholarly responses to modern warfare and examines how érasure' has consequesnces for US and European understandings of war.

The War on Normal People

The War on Normal People

The Truth About America's Disappearing Jobs and Why Universal Basic Income Is Our Future

  • Author: Andrew Yang
  • Publisher: Hachette Books
  • ISBN: 0316414255
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 304
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From entrepreneur Andrew Yang, the founder of Venture for America, an eye-opening look at how new technologies are erasing millions of jobs before our eyes-and a rallying cry for the urgent steps America must take, including Universal Basic Income, to stabilize our economy. The shift toward automation is about to create a tsunami of unemployment. Not in the distant future--now. One recent estimate predicts 45 million American workers will lose their jobs within the next twelve years--jobs that won't be replaced. In a future marked by restlessness and chronic unemployment, what will happen to American society? In The War on Normal People, Andrew Yang paints a dire portrait of the American economy. Rapidly advancing technologies like artificial intelligence, robotics and automation software are making millions of Americans' livelihoods irrelevant. The consequences of these trends are already being felt across our communities in the form of political unrest, drug use, and other social ills. The future looks dire-but is it unavoidable? In The War on Normal People, Yang imagines a different future -- one in which having a job is distinct from the capacity to prosper and seek fulfillment. At this vision's core is Universal Basic Income, the concept of providing all citizens with a guaranteed income-and one that is rapidly gaining popularity among forward-thinking politicians and economists. Yang proposes that UBI is an essential step toward a new, more durable kind of economy, one he calls "human capitalism."

Disappearing War

Disappearing War

Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Cinema and Erasure in the Post 9/11 World

  • Author: Christina Hellmich
  • Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
  • ISBN: 1474416578
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 216
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The battles fought in the name of the 'war on terror' have re-ignited questions about the changing nature of war, and the experience of war for those geographically distant from its real world consequences. What is missing from our highly mediated experience of war? What are the intentional and unintentional processes of erasure through which the distortion happens? What are their consequences? Cinema is a key site at which questions about our highly mediated experience of war can be addressed or, more significantly, elided. Looking at a range of films that have provoked debate, from award-winning features like Zero Dark Thirty and American Sniper, to documentaries like Kill List and Dirty Wars, as well as at the work of visual artists like Harun Farocki and Omer Fast, this book examines the practices of erasure in the cinematic representation of recent military interventions. Drawing on representations of war-related death, dying and bodily damage, this provocative collection addresses 'what's missing' in existing scholarly responses to modern warfare; in film studies, as well as in politics and international relations.

Disappearing Acts

Disappearing Acts

Spectacles of Gender and Nationalism in Argentina's "dirty War"

  • Author: Diana Taylor
  • Publisher: Duke University Press
  • ISBN: 9780822318682
  • Category: History
  • Page: 309
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In Disappearing Acts, Diana Taylor looks at how national identity is shaped, gendered, and contested through spectacle and spectatorship. The specific identity in question is that of Argentina, and Taylor's focus is directed toward the years 1976 to 1983 in which the Argentine armed forces were pitted against the Argentine people in that nation's 'Dirty War'. Combining feminism, cultural studies, and performance theory, Taylor analyses the political spectacles that comprised the war - concentration camps, torture, 'disappearances' - as well as the rise of theatrical productions, demonstrations, and other performative practices that attempted to resist and subvert the Argentine military. Taylor uses performance theory to explore how public spectacle both builds and dismantles a sense of national and gender identity. Here, nation is understood as a product of communal 'imaginings' that are rehearsed, written, and staged - and spectacle is the desiring machine at work in those imaginings. Taylor argues that the founding scenario of Argentineness stages the struggle for national identity as a battle between men - fought on, over, and through the feminine body of the Motherland. She shows how the military's representations of itself as the model of national authenticity established the parameters of the conflict in the 70s and 80s, feminised the enemy, and positioned the public - limiting its ability to respond. Those who challenged the dictatorship, from the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo to progressive theater practitioners, found themselves in what Taylor describes as 'bad scripts.' This telling analysis of the aesthetics of violence and the disappearance of civil society during Argentina's spectacle of terror will interest students and scholars - including sociologists, anthropologists, political scientists, psychologists, and feminist, postcolonial, and literary critics - concerned with issues of power and the interrelations of gender and nationhood.

Summary of The War on Normal People: The Truth About America's Disappearing Jobs and Why Universal Basic Income Is Our Future

Summary of The War on Normal People: The Truth About America's Disappearing Jobs and Why Universal Basic Income Is Our Future

  • Author: Paul Adams
  • Publisher: BH via PublishDrive
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Study Aids
  • Page: 80
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The War on Normal People: The Truth About America's Disappearing Jobs and Why Universal Basic Income Is Our Future by Andrew Yang: Conversation Starters A "wave of automation and job loss" is currently taking over American industries. Experts in robotics, automation, artificial intelligence, and software have warned that job losses will continue to happen in the coming years. "Normal people," who represent the 70 percent of the American population, will be most affected. The market economy demands efficiency and this does not favor normal people. A rising number of people are disabled and suffer mood disorders because people without jobs often end up in despair. Entrepreneur and economist Andrew Yang propose visionary solutions. The War on Normal People is hailed by Arianna Huffington for presenting “a roadmap to a better future.” A Brief Look Inside: EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive, and the characters and its world still live on. Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed to bring us beneath the surface of the page and invite us into the world that lives on. These questions can be used to create hours of conversation: Foster a deeper understanding of the book Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen before Disclaimer: This book you are about to enjoy is an independent companion resource of the original book, enhancing your experience. If you have not yet purchased a copy of the original book, please do before purchasing this unofficial Conversation Starters. © Copyright 2018 Download your copy now on sale Read it on your PC, Mac, iOS or Android smartphone, tablet devices.

The Disappearing Spoon

The Disappearing Spoon

And Other True Tales of Rivalry, Adventure, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements (Young Readers Edition)

  • Author: Sam Kean
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • ISBN: 0316388254
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 240
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A young readers edition of the New York Times bestseller The Disappearing Spoon, chronicling the extraordinary stories behind one of the greatest scientific tools in existence: the periodic table. Why did Gandhi hate iodine (I, 53)? How did radium (Ra, 88) nearly ruin Marie Curie's reputation? And why did tellurium (Te, 52) lead to the most bizarre gold rush in history? The periodic table is a crowning scientific achievement, but it's also a treasure trove of adventure, greed, betrayal, and obsession. The fascinating tales in The Disappearing Spoon follow elements on the table as they play out their parts in human history, finance, mythology, conflict, the arts, medicine, and the lives of the (frequently) mad scientists who discovered them. Adapted for a middle grade audience, the young readers edition of The Disappearing Spoon offers the material in a simple, easy-to-follow format, with approximately 20 line drawings and sidebars throughout. Students, teachers, and burgeoning science buffs will love learning about the history behind the chemistry.

Cadillac Desert

Cadillac Desert

The American West and Its Disappearing Water, Revised Edition

  • Author: Marc Reisner
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 9781440672828
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 672
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"The definitive work on the West's water crisis." --Newsweek The story of the American West is the story of a relentless quest for a precious resource: water. It is a tale of rivers diverted and dammed, of political corruption and intrigue, of billion-dollar battles over water rights, of ecological and economic disaster. In his landmark book, Cadillac Desert, Marc Reisner writes of the earliest settlers, lured by the promise of paradise, and of the ruthless tactics employed by Los Angeles politicians and business interests to ensure the city's growth. He documents the bitter rivalry between two government giants, the Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in the competition to transform the West. Based on more than a decade of research, Cadillac Desert is a stunning expose and a dramatic, intriguing history of the creation of an Eden--an Eden that may only be a mirage. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Lost Futures: the Disappearing Architecture of Post-War Britain

Lost Futures: the Disappearing Architecture of Post-War Britain

  • Author: Owen Hopkins
  • Publisher: Royal Academy Editions
  • ISBN: 9781910350621
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Lost Futures' looks in detail at the wide range of buildings constructed in Britain between 1945 and 1979. Although their bold architectural aspirations reflected the forward-looking social ethos of the postwar era, many have since been either demolished or altered beyond recognition. Photographs taken at the time of their completion are accompanied by expertly researched captions that examine the buildings' design, creation, the ideals they embodied and the reasons for their eventual destruction. 'Lost Futures' covers many building types, from housing to factories, commercial spaces and power stations, and presents the work of both iconic and lesser-known architects. The author charts the complex reasons that led to the loss of these projects' ambitious futures, and assesses whether some might one day be recaptured. 00Exhibition: Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK (February 2017).

The Disappearing Body

The Disappearing Body

  • Author: David Grand
  • Publisher: Nan A. Talese
  • ISBN: 0385504888
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 320
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At once a noir thriller and a literary excursion into urban America between the wars, The Disappearing Body is a tale of drug dealing and union-busting, murder and mayhem on both sides of the law that combines the atmospheric richness of Dashiell Hammett and the irresistible, subversive humor of Thomas Pynchon. When Victor Ribe, an ex-junkie and World War I veteran, is mysteriously released from prison after serving fifteen years for a murder he didn’t commit, the city he returns to is heating up for another kind of war. Prohibition has been repealed and the underworld is developing a new source of profits–illegal heroin trafficking. Meanwhile, the city’s legitimate industries are launching an offensive against unionization and the specter of Communism–and they’re not above fighting dirty. When Victor’s old Army buddy Freddy Stillman, a munitions salesman, reports a murder but can’t explain why the body has disappeared, he unwittingly pulls himself and Victor into this bewildering swirl of corruption. It is a conspiracy that encompasses everyone–from a rising politician who may have just run into the end of his career to a young journalist driven as much by the nonstop energy of the Metro desk as she is by the mystery of her father’s suicide–in the book’s vast, noir cityscape. David Grand, whose first novel, Louse, transformed the last days of Howard Hughes into compelling fiction, works the same dark magic here, weaving suspenseful mystery into his stunning, perversely hilarious portrait of the corruption, ambition, passion, and innocence of post-Prohibition America.

An Improbable War?

An Improbable War?

The Outbreak of World War I and European Political Culture Before 1914

  • Author: Holger Afflerbach,David Stevenson
  • Publisher: Berghahn Books
  • ISBN: 0857453106
  • Category: History
  • Page: 365
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The First World War has been described as the "primordial catastrophe of the twentieth century." Arguably, Italian Fascism, German National Socialism and Soviet Leninism and Stalinism would not have emerged without the cultural and political shock of World War I. The question why this catastrophe happened therefore preoccupies historians to this day. The focus of this volume is not on the consequences, but rather on the connection between the Great War and the long 19th century, the short- and long-term causes of World War I. This approach results in the questioning of many received ideas about the war's causes, especially the notion of "inevitability."

An Improbable War?

An Improbable War?

The Outbreak of World War I and European Political Culture Before 1914

  • Author: Holger Afflerbach,David Stevenson
  • Publisher: Berghahn Books
  • ISBN: 0857453106
  • Category: History
  • Page: 365
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The First World War has been described as the "primordial catastrophe of the twentieth century." Arguably, Italian Fascism, German National Socialism and Soviet Leninism and Stalinism would not have emerged without the cultural and political shock of World War I. The question why this catastrophe happened therefore preoccupies historians to this day. The focus of this volume is not on the consequences, but rather on the connection between the Great War and the long 19th century, the short- and long-term causes of World War I. This approach results in the questioning of many received ideas about the war's causes, especially the notion of "inevitability."

The Book of Camouflage

The Book of Camouflage

The Art of Disappearing

  • Author: Tim Newark
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1472802934
  • Category: History
  • Page: 104
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From its origins to its use in combat today, 'The Little Book of Camouflage' tells the history of camouflage in conflict. Its conception, its uses and the colours are looked at, as well as the key patterns such as the German uniforms of World War II, the ever-recognisable American type worn during Vietnam and the British DPM forming a sort of recognition guide to the various patterns in use in the armies of history and present day. Illustrated throughout with the patterns themselves and images of camouflage in use, Tim Newark presents a quick and detailed look at the most prolific camouflage patterns.

A Disappearance in Damascus

A Disappearance in Damascus

Friendship and Survival in the Shadow of War

  • Author: Deborah Campbell
  • Publisher: Picador
  • ISBN: 1250147891
  • Category: History
  • Page: 352
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Winner of the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction Winner of the Freedom to Read Award Winner of the Hubert Evans Prize In the midst of an unfolding international crisis, renowned journalist Deborah Campbell finds herself swept up in the mysterious disappearance of Ahlam, her guide and friend. Campbell’s frank, personal account of a journey through fear and the triumph of friendship and courage is as riveting as it is illuminating. The story begins in 2007, when Deborah Campbell travels undercover to Damascus to report on the exodus of Iraqis into Syria, following the overthrow of Saddam Hussein. There she meets and hires Ahlam, a refugee working as a “fixer”—providing Western media with trustworthy information and contacts to help get the news out. Ahlam has fled her home in Iraq after being kidnapped while running a humanitarian center. She supports her husband and two children while working to set up a makeshift school for displaced girls. Strong and charismatic, she has become an unofficial leader of the refugee community. Campbell is inspired by Ahlam’s determination to create something good amid so much suffering, and the two women become close friends. But one morning, Ahlam is seized from her home in front of Campbell’s eyes. Haunted by the prospect that their work together has led to her friend’s arrest, Campbell spends the months that follow desperately trying to find Ahlam—all the while fearing she could be next. The compelling story of two women caught up in the shadowy politics behind today’s most searing conflict, A Disappearance in Damascus reminds us of the courage of those who risk their lives to bring us the world’s news.

Doris Lessing and the Forming of History

Doris Lessing and the Forming of History

  • Author: Kevin Brazil
  • Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
  • ISBN: 1474416586
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  • Page: 256
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The death of Nobel Prize-winning Doris Lessing sparked a range of commemorations that cemented her place as one of the major figures of twentieth- and twenty-first-century world literature. This volume views Lessing's writing as a whole and in retrospect, focusing on her innovative attempts to rework literary form to engage with the challenges thrown up by the sweeping historical changes through which she lived. The 12 original chapters provide new readings of Lessing's work via contexts ranging from post-war youth politics and radical women's writing to European cinema, analyse her experiments with genres from realism to autobiography and science-fiction, and draw on previously unstudied archive material. The volume also explores how Lessing's writing can provide insight into some of the issues now shaping twenty-first century scholarship - including trauma, ecocriticism, the post-human, and world literature - as they emerge as defining challenges to our own present moment in history.

Annual Report of the Secretary of War

Annual Report of the Secretary of War

  • Author: United States. War Dept
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: N.A
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Annual Reports of the War Department

Annual Reports of the War Department

  • Author: United States. War Dept
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
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The Disappearing Man

The Disappearing Man

  • Author: Phil Garrison
  • Publisher: Fearon Teacher Aids
  • ISBN: 9780822437741
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 27
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When his identification papers begin disappearing one by one, and his family and friends no longer remember who he is, Lloyd Haglund journeys to his old home town to find someone who knows what is happening to him.

Dirty Secrets, Dirty War

Dirty Secrets, Dirty War

Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1976-1983 : the Exile of Editor Robert J. Cox

  • Author: David Cox
  • Publisher: EveningPostBooks
  • ISBN: 9780981873503
  • Category: History
  • Page: 232
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From 1976-1983, an estimated 30,000 people disappeared in Argentina. They were victims of the “Dirty War” – a brutal campaign designed by the government to root out possible subversives. Those suspected of being dissidents were kidnapped and taken to secret detention centers. Most were tortured and then killed – never seen again.Robert J. Cox, editor of the Buenos Aires Herald, did what few others were willing to do – he told the truth about what was happening. Every day his newspaper reported on the kidnappings and killings. He challenged those in power – asking questions and demanding answers. Cox's commitment to reporting the truth made him a hero to the families of the disappeared, but an enemy of the state.This is the remarkable story of one man's courage in the face of adversity. It is the story of a man dedicated to protecting the freedom of the press and to protecting his family. It is the story of those who disappeared and the man who stayed in order to tell their stories.Cox's story is told by his son David who grew up under the pall of terrorism, but was inspired by his father's “great courage to write what was true.” He has written the book that his father could not.

Annual Report of the Chief of Engineers to the Secretary of War for the Year ...

Annual Report of the Chief of Engineers to the Secretary of War for the Year ...

  • Author: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Military engineering
  • Page: N.A
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Disappearing Palestine

Disappearing Palestine

Israel's Experiments in Human Despair

  • Author: Jonathan Cook
  • Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.
  • ISBN: 1848136498
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 304
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Palestine is fast disappearing. Over many decades Israel has developed and refined policies to disperse, imprison and impoverish the Palestinian people in a relentless effort to destroy them as a nation. It has industrialized Palestinian despair through ever more sophisticated systems of curfews, checkpoints, walls, permits and land grabs. It has transformed the West Bank and Gaza into laboratories for testing the infrastructure of confinement, creating a lucrative 'defence' industry by pioneering the technologies needed for crowd control, surveillance, collective punishment and urban warfare. In this insightful and authoritative new book, leading journalist Jonathan Cook examines the many different guises in which these experiments on the Palestinians are being carried out. Accessible and comprehensive, this is a powerful analysis of one of the most enduring and entrenched conflicts in contemporary world politics.