Search Results for "democrazy-sa-s-twenty-year-trip"

The Empty Cradle of Democracy

The Empty Cradle of Democracy

Sex, Abortion, and Nationalism in Modern Greece

  • Author: Alexandra Halkias
  • Publisher: Duke University Press
  • ISBN: 0822386046
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 430
  • View: 5490
DOWNLOAD NOW »
During the 1990s, Greece had a very high rate of abortion at the same time that its low birth rate was considered a national crisis. The Empty Cradle of Democracy explores this paradox. Alexandra Halkias shows that despite Greek Orthodox beliefs that abortion is murder, many Greek women view it as “natural” and consider birth control methods invasive. The formal public-sphere view is that women destroy the body of the nation by aborting future citizens. Scrutiny of these conflicting cultural beliefs enables Halkias’s incisive critique of the cornerstones of modern liberal democracy, including the autonomous “individual” subject and a polity external to the private sphere. The Empty Cradle of Democracy examines the complex relationship between nationalism and gender and re-theorizes late modernity and violence by exploring Greek representations of human agency, the fetus, national identity, eroticism, and the divine. Halkias’s analysis combines telling fragments of contemporary Athenian culture, Greek history, media coverage of abortion and the declining birth rate, and fieldwork in Athens at an obstetrics/gynecology clinic and a family-planning center. Halkias conducted in-depth interviews with one hundred and twenty women who had had two or more abortions and observed more than four hundred gynecological exams at a state family-planning center. She reveals how intimate decisions and the public preoccupation with the low birth rate connect to nationalist ideas of race, religion, freedom, resistance, and the fraught encounter between modernity and tradition. The Empty Cradle of Democracy is a startling examination of how assumptions underlying liberal democracy are betrayed while the nation permeates the body and understandings of gender and sexuality complicate the nation-building projects of late modernity.

Newsweek

Newsweek

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: N.A
  • View: 3678
DOWNLOAD NOW »

Backroads Pragmatists

Backroads Pragmatists

Mexico's Melting Pot and Civil Rights in the United States

  • Author: Ruben Flores
  • Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
  • ISBN: 0812246209
  • Category: History
  • Page: 360
  • View: 605
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Like the United States, Mexico is a country of profound cultural differences. In the aftermath of the Mexican Revolution (1910-20), these differences became the subject of intense government attention as the Republic of Mexico developed ambitious social and educational policies designed to integrate its multitude of ethnic cultures into a national community of democratic citizens. To the north, Americans were beginning to confront their own legacy of racial injustice, embarking on the path that, three decades later, led to the destruction of Jim Crow. Backroads Pragmatists is the first book to show the transnational cross-fertilization between these two movements. In molding Mexico's ambitious social experiment, postrevolutionary reformers adopted pragmatism from John Dewey and cultural relativism from Franz Boas, which, in turn, profoundly shaped some of the critical intellectual figures in the Mexican American civil rights movement. The Americans Ruben Flores follows studied Mexico's integration theories and applied them to America's own problem, holding Mexico up as a model of cultural fusion. These American reformers made the American West their laboratory in endeavors that included educator George I. Sanchez's attempts to transform New Mexico's government agencies, the rural education campaigns that psychologist Loyd Tireman adapted from the Mexican ministry of education, and anthropologist Ralph L. Beals's use of applied Mexican anthropology in the U.S. federal courts to transform segregation policy in southern California. Through deep archival research and ambitious synthesis, Backroads Pragmatists illuminates how nation-building in postrevolutionary Mexico unmistakably influenced the civil rights movement and democratic politics in the United States. Published in cooperation with the William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies at Southern Methodist University.

Bittersweet

Bittersweet

The Memoir of a Chinese-Indonesian Family in the Twentieth Century

  • Author: Stuart Pearson
  • Publisher: NUS Press
  • ISBN: 9789971694258
  • Category: Chinese
  • Page: 287
  • View: 6623
DOWNLOAD NOW »
"The movement of people out of China is one of the largest movements of humanity in modern times, and large numbers of Chinese emigrated to the colony of the Dutch East Indies, now Indonesia. Bittersweet is the poignant story of one Chinese family's life in Indonesia, and of their eventual emigration to Australia." -- BACK COVER.

Fortnightly Digest of South African Affairs

Fortnightly Digest of South African Affairs

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: South Africa
  • Page: N.A
  • View: 9917
DOWNLOAD NOW »

Saturday Review

Saturday Review

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Literature
  • Page: N.A
  • View: 7333
DOWNLOAD NOW »

The American Swedish Monthly

The American Swedish Monthly

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Sweden
  • Page: N.A
  • View: 8505
DOWNLOAD NOW »

African Books in Print

African Books in Print

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Africa
  • Page: N.A
  • View: 494
DOWNLOAD NOW »

The New World of Latin America: a 20th Century Adventure in Discovery

The New World of Latin America: a 20th Century Adventure in Discovery

  • Author: Teodoro Moscoso
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: 116
  • View: 6167
DOWNLOAD NOW »

The Publishers' Trade List Annual

The Publishers' Trade List Annual

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: American literature
  • Page: N.A
  • View: 7213
DOWNLOAD NOW »