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Peace and Resistance in Youth Cultures

Peace and Resistance in Youth Cultures

Reading the Politics of Peacebuilding from Harry Potter to The Hunger Games

  • Author: Siobhan McEvoy-Levy
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137498714
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 422
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This book offers a rationale for and ways of reading popular culture for peace. It argues that we can improve peacebuilding theory and practice through examining popular culture’s youth revolutionaries and their outcomes - from their digital and plastic renderings to their living embodiments in local struggles for justice. The study combines insights from post-structural, post-colonial, feminist, youth studies and peace and conflict studies theories to analyze the literary themes, political uses, and cultural impacts of two hit book series – Harry Potter and The Hunger Games – tracing how these works have been transformed into visible political practices, including social justice advocacy and government propaganda in the War on Terror. Pop culture production and consumption help maintain global hierarchies of inequality and structural violence but can also connect people across divisions through fandom participation. Including chapters on fan activism, fan fiction, Guantanamo Bay detention center, youth as a discursive construct in IR, and the merchandizing and tourism opportunities connected with The Hunger Games, the book argues that through taking youth-oriented pop culture seriously, we can better understand the local, global and transnational spaces, discourses, and the relations of power, within which meanings and practices of peace are known, negotiated, encoded and obstructed.

Logistikoptimierung durch Outsourcing

Logistikoptimierung durch Outsourcing

Erfolgswirkung und Erfolgsfaktoren

  • Author: Christoph Engelbrecht
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag
  • ISBN: 9783824481088
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 344
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Christoph Engelbrecht weist einen positiven Zusammenhang zwischen dem Outsourcinggrad und dem Erfolg der Logistik nach. Er untermauert die Bedeutung der Flussorientierung eines Unternehmens und zeigt, dass eine zu starke Fixierung auf die Senkung der Logistikkosten kontraproduktiv ist.

Everyday Life in Southeast Asia

Everyday Life in Southeast Asia

  • Author: Kathleen M. Adams,Kathleen Gillogly,Kathleen A. Gillogly
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • ISBN: 0253223210
  • Category: History
  • Page: 364
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This lively survey of the peoples, cultures, and societies of Southeast Asia introduces a region of tremendous geographic, linguistic, historical, and religious diversity. Encompassing both mainland and island countries, these engaging essays describe personhood and identity, family and household organization, nation-states, religion, popular culture and the arts, the legacies of war and recovery, globalization, and the environment. Throughout, the focus is on the daily lives and experiences of ordinary people. Most of the essays are original to this volume, while a few are widely taught classics. All were chosen for their timeliness and interest, and are ideally suited for the classroom.

Being Young and Muslim

Being Young and Muslim

New Cultural Politics in the Global South and North

  • Author: Asef Bayat,Linda Herrera
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
  • ISBN: 0195369211
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 428
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This volume explores the ways in which the young, both in Muslim majority societies and Muslim communities in the West, negotiate their Muslim identity in relation to their youthful desires - their individuality, the search for autonomy and security for the future.

Peace Movements: International Protest and World Politics Since 1945

Peace Movements: International Protest and World Politics Since 1945

  • Author: April Carter
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317901193
  • Category: History
  • Page: 300
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There is a long tradition of opposition to war and organized peace campaigns date from 1815. Since 1945, however, modern weapons technology has threatened world wide destruction and has stimulated widespread protests. This book sketches in the background of thinking about peace and resistance to war before 1945, and then examines how public opposition to nuclear weapons and testing grew in the 1950s and early 1960s. Later chapters cover the major ressurgence of nuclear disarmament campaigns in the 1980s. The book also looks at how peace protest has spread from its origins in North America and North West Europe to embrace many parts of the world; opposition to nuclear testing has indeed been particularly strong in Japan, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific islands. The period 1945 to 1990 was dominated by the Cold War between the USA and USSR, and the role of the Soviet-sponsored World Peace Council caused difficulties for indeptendent peace groups in the West. During the 1980s the emergence of autonomous peace activity in a number of East European countries, and even on a very small scale in the USSR itself, transformed the possibilities for East-West co-operation between citizens to urge disarmament and political change. A chapter examines these developments. Opposition to all forms of militarism has spread in the last 30 years. This book charts the struggles to extend the right to conscientious objection to military service, and draft resistance to particular wars - for example in Southern Africa and Israel. It also looks in some detail at the growing opposition to the war in the Vietnam. The recent protests against the Gulf War are surveyed briefly in an epilogue.

Beyond Resistance! Youth Activism and Community Change

Beyond Resistance! Youth Activism and Community Change

New Democratic Possibilities for Practice and Policy for America's Youth

  • Author: Pedro Noguera,Julio Cammarota,Shawn Ginwright
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135927790
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 400
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The failure of current policy to address important quality of life issues for urban youth remains a substantial barrier to civic participation, educational equity, and healthy adulthood. This volume brings together the work of leading urban youth scholars to highlight the detrimental impact of zero tolerance policies on young people’s educational experience and well being. Inspired by the conviction that urban youth have the right to more equitable educational and social resources and political representation, Beyond Resistance! offers new insights into how to increase the effectiveness of youth development and education programs, and how to create responsive youth policies at the local, state, and federal level.

Cold War American Literature and the Rise of Youth Culture

Cold War American Literature and the Rise of Youth Culture

Children of Empire

  • Author: Denis Jonnes
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317649478
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 210
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Demands placed on many young Americans as a result of the Cold War give rise to an increasingly age-segregated society. This separation allowed adolescents and young adults to begin to formulate an identity distinct from previous generations, and was a significant factor in their widespread rejection of contemporary American society. This study traces the emergence of a distinctive post-war family dynamic between parent and adolescent or already adult child. In-depth readings of individual writers such as, Arthur Miller, William Styron, J. D. Salinger, Tennessee Williams, Vladimir Nabokov, Jack Kerouac, Flannery O’Connor and Sylvia Plath, situate their work in relation to the Cold War and suggest how the figuring of adolescents and young people reflected and contributed to an empowerment of American youth. This book is a superb research tool for any student or academic with an interest in youth culture, cultural studies, American studies, cold war studies, twentieth-century American literature, history of the family, and age studies.

Youth Culture and Private Space

Youth Culture and Private Space

  • Author: S. Lincoln
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137031085
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 254
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Siân Lincoln considers the use, role and significance of private spaces in the lives of young people. Drawing on extensive ethnographic research, she explores the place of 'the private' in youth cultural discourses, both historically and contemporarily, that until now have remained largely absent in youth cultural research.

DiY Culture

DiY Culture

Party & Protest in Nineties Britain

  • Author: George McKay
  • Publisher: Verso
  • ISBN: 9781859842607
  • Category: History
  • Page: 310
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Editor George McKay claims that popular protest today is characterized by a culture of immediacy and direct action. Gathered here is a collection of in-depth and reflective pieces by activists and other key figures in Britain's DiY culture. From the environmentalist to the video activist, the raver to the road protester, the neo-pagan to the anarcho-capitalist, Britain's youth forge a new kind of politics. 16 photos.

The Power of the Zoot

The Power of the Zoot

Youth Culture and Resistance during World War II

  • Author: Luis Alvarez
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 0520934210
  • Category: History
  • Page: 336
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Flamboyant zoot suit culture, with its ties to fashion, jazz and swing music, jitterbug and Lindy Hop dancing, unique patterns of speech, and even risqué experimentation with gender and sexuality, captivated the country's youth in the 1940s. The Power of the Zoot is the first book to give national consideration to this famous phenomenon. Providing a new history of youth culture based on rare, in-depth interviews with former zoot-suiters, Luis Alvarez explores race, region, and the politics of culture in urban America during World War II. He argues that Mexican American and African American youths, along with many nisei and white youths, used popular culture to oppose accepted modes of youthful behavior, the dominance of white middle-class norms, and expectations from within their own communities.

Youth work and working class youth culture

Youth work and working class youth culture

rules and resistance in West Belfast

  • Author: Norman Gillespie,Tom Lovett,Wendy Garner
  • Publisher: Open University
  • ISBN: 9780335094813
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 208
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Globalizing the Streets

Globalizing the Streets

Cross-cultural Perspectives on Youth, Social Control, and Empowerment

  • Author: Michael Flynn
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231128223
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 318
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Not since the 1960s have the activities of resistance among lower- and working-class youth caused such anxiety in the international community. Yet today the dispossessed are responding to the challenges of globalization and its methods of social control. The contributors to this volume examine the struggle for identity and interdependence of these youth, their clashes with law enforcement and criminal codes, their fight for social, political, and cultural capital, and their efforts to achieve recognition and empowerment. Essays adopt the vantage point of those whose struggle for social solidarity, self-respect, and survival in criminalized or marginalized spaces. In doing so, they contextualize and humanize the seemingly senseless actions of these youths, who make visible the class contradictions, social exclusion, and rituals of psychological humiliation that permeate their everyday lives.

Rascally Signs in Sacred Places

Rascally Signs in Sacred Places

The Politics of Culture in Nicaragua

  • Author: David E. Whisnant
  • Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
  • ISBN: 0807866261
  • Category: History
  • Page: 592
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David Whisnant provides a comprehensive analysis of the dynamic relationship between culture, power, and policy in Nicaragua over the last 450 years. Spanning a broad spectrum of popular and traditional expressive forms--including literature, music, film, and broadcast media--the book explores the evolution of Nicaraguan culture, its manipulation for political purposes, and the opposition to cultural policy by a variety of marginalized social and regional groups. Within the historical narrative of cultural change over time, Whisnant skillfully discusses important case studies of Nicaraguan cultural politics: the consequences of the unauthorized removal of archaeological treasures from the country in the nineteenth century; the perennial attempts by political factions to capitalize on the reputation of two venerated cultural figures, poet Ruben Dario and rebel General Augusto C. Sandino; and the ongoing struggle by Nicaraguan women for liberation from traditional gender relations. Originally published in 1995. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.

Comics in Contemporary Arab Culture

Comics in Contemporary Arab Culture

Politics, Language and Resistance

  • Author: Jacob Hoigilt
  • Publisher: Library of Modern Middle East Studies
  • ISBN: 9781784539856
  • Category: Comic books, strips, etc
  • Page: 248
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Comic books for adults have become one of the most novel and colourful forms of cultural expression in the Arab world today. During the last ten years, young Arabs have crafted stories explaining issues such as authoritarianism, resistance, war, sex, gender relations and youth culture. These are distributed through informal channels as well as independent bookstores and websites. Events like the annual Cairocomix festival in Egypt and the Mahmoud Kahil Award in Lebanon evidence the importance of this cultural phenomenon. Comics in Contemporary Arab Culture focuses on the production of these comics in Egypt and Lebanon, countries at the forefront of the development of the genre for adults. Jacob Hoigilt guides the reader through the emergence of independent comics, explores their social and political critique, and analyses their visual and verbal rhetoric. Analysing more than 50 illustrations, included here, he shows that Arab comics are revealing of the changing attitudes towards politics, social relations and even language. While political analysts often paint a bleak picture of the Arab world after 2011, this book suggests that art and storytelling continue to nourish a spirit of liberty and freedom despite political setbacks. Comics in Contemporary Arab Culture provides a fresh and original insight into the politics of the Middle East and cultural expression in the Arab World.

Race and Resistance

Race and Resistance

Literature and Politics in Asian America

  • Author: Viet Thanh Nguyen
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780198033585
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 240
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In Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America, Viet Nguyen argues that Asian American intellectuals have idealized Asian America, ignoring its saturation with capitalist practices. This idealization of Asian America means that Asian American intellectuals can neither grapple with their culture's ideological diversity nor recognize their own involvement with capitalist practices such as the selling of racial identity. Making his case through the example of literature, which remains a critical arena of cultural production for Asian Americans, Nguyen demonstrates that literature embodies the complexities, conflicts, and potential future options of Asian American culture.

The Oxford Handbook of Religion, Conflict, and Peacebuilding

The Oxford Handbook of Religion, Conflict, and Peacebuilding

  • Author: R. Scott Appleby,Atalia Omer,David Little
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 0199731640
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 712
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This volume provides a comprehensive and interdisciplinary account of the scholarship on religion, conflict, and peacebuilding. Looking far beyond the traditional parameters of the field, the contributors engage deeply with the legacies of colonialism, missionary activism, secularism, orientalism, and liberalism as they relate to the discussion of religion, violence, and nonviolent transformation and resistance. Featuring numerous case studies from various contexts and traditions, the volume is organized thematically into five different parts. It begins with an up-to-date mapping of scholarship on religion and violence, and religion and peace. The second part explores the challenges related to developing secularist theories on peace and nationalism, broadening the discussion of violence to include an analysis of cultural and structural forms. In the third section, the chapters explore controversial topics such as religion and development, religious militancy, and the freedom of religion as a keystone of peacebuilding. The fourth part locates notions of peacebuilding in spiritual practice by focusing on constructive resources within various traditions, the transformative role of rituals, youth and interfaith activism in American university campuses, religion and solidarity activism, scriptural reasoning as a peacebuilding practice, and an extended reflection on the history and legacy of missionary peacebuilding. The volume concludes by looking to the future of peacebuilding scholarship and the possibilities for new growth and progress. Bringing together a diverse array of scholars, this innovative handbook grapples with the tension between theory and practice, cultural theory, and the legacy of the liberal peace paradigm, offering provocative, elastic, and context-specific insights for strategic peacebuilding processes.

Representing Youth

Representing Youth

Methodological Issues in Critical Youth Studies

  • Author: Amy L. Best
  • Publisher: NYU Press
  • ISBN: 0814709176
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 342
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From youth culture to adolescent sexuality to the consumer purchasing power of children en masse, studies are flourishing. Yet doing research on this unquestionably more vulnerable—whether five or fifteen—population also poses a unique set of challenges and dilemmas for researchers. How should a six-year-old be approached for an interview? What questions and topics are appropriate for twelve year olds? Do parents need to give their approval for all studies? In Representing Youth, Amy L. Best has assembled an important group of essays from some of today’s top scholars on the subject of youth that address these concerns head on, providing scholars with thoughtful and often practical answers to their many methodological concerns. These original essays range from how to conduct research on youth in ways that can be empowering for them, to issues of writing and representation, to respecting boundaries and to dealing with issues of risk and responsibility to those interviewed. For anyone doing research or working with children and young adults, Representing Youth offers an indispensable guide to many of the unique dilemmas that research with kids entails. Contributors include: Amy L. Best, Sari Knopp Biklen, Elizabeth Chin, Susan Driver, Marc Flacks, Kathryn Gold Hadley, Madeline Leonard, C.J. Pascoe, Rebecca Raby, Alyssa Richman, Jessica Taft, Michael Ungar, Yvonne Vissing, and Stephani Etheridge Woodson.

Transgressive Imaginations

Transgressive Imaginations

Crime, Deviance and Culture

  • Author: M. O'Neill,L. Seal
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 0230369065
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 187
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This book focuses upon the breaking of rules and taboos involved in 'doing crime', including violent crime as represented in fictive texts and ethnographic research. It includes chapters on topics of urgent contemporary interest such as asylum seekers, sex work, serial killers, school shooters, crimes of poverty and understandings of 'madness'.

Transpacific Field of Dreams

Transpacific Field of Dreams

How Baseball Linked the United States and Japan in Peace and War

  • Author: Sayuri Guthrie-Shimizu
  • Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
  • ISBN: 0807882666
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 344
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Baseball has joined America and Japan, even in times of strife, for over 150 years. After the "opening" of Japan by Commodore Perry, Sayuri Guthrie-Shimizu explains, baseball was introduced there by American employees of the Japanese government tasked with bringing Western knowledge and technology to the country, and Japanese students in the United States soon became avid players. In the early twentieth century, visiting Japanese warships fielded teams that played against American teams, and a Negro League team arranged tours to Japan. By the 1930s, professional baseball was organized in Japan where it continued to be played during and after World War II; it was even played in Japanese American internment camps in the United States during the war. From early on, Guthrie-Shimizu argues, baseball carried American values to Japan, and by the mid-twentieth century, the sport had become emblematic of Japan's modernization and of America's growing influence in the Pacific world. Guthrie-Shimizu contends that baseball provides unique insight into U.S.-Japanese relations during times of war and peace and, in fact, is central to understanding postwar reconciliation. In telling this often surprising history, Transpacific Field of Dreams shines a light on globalization's unlikely, and at times accidental, participants.

Religion and Politics in Russia: A Reader

Religion and Politics in Russia: A Reader

A Reader

  • Author: Marjorie Mandelstam Balzer
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317461126
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 416
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Russia is not only vast, it is also culturally diverse, the core of an empire that spanned Eurasia. In addition to the majority Russian Orthodox and various other Christian groups, the Russian Federation includes large communities of Muslims, Jews, Buddhists, and members of other religious groups, some with ancient historical roots. All are in a state of ferment, and securing formal state recognition for specific communities is often daunting. This collection provides entry into the diversity of Russia's religious communities. Marjorie Mandelstam Balzer's introduction to the volume illuminates major political, social, and cultural-anthropological trends. The book is organized by religious tradition or identity, with further thematic perspectives on each set of readings. The authors include ethnologists, sociologists, political analysts, and religious leaders from many regions of the Federation. They analyze the changing dynamics of religion and politics within each community and in the context of the current drive to recentralize both political and religious authority in Moscow. Topical coverage extends from reassertions of Russian Orthodoxy to activities of Christian and Muslim missionaries to the revival of many other religions, including indigenous shamanic ones.