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International Seafarers and Transnationalism in the Twenty-First Century

International Seafarers and Transnationalism in the Twenty-First Century

  • Author: Helen Sampson
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • ISBN: 9780719095535
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 196
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This ethnographic account of seafarers considers issues of transnationalism in the twenty-first century and discusses the detailed life experiences of migrant workers in this context. It argues for a consideration of the social space available to transnational migrant workers and suggests that the transnational experiences of migrants may be more likely to involve exclusion and alienation than an expansion of social space as a result of bi-location in more than one community. Based upon original qualitative research in three different settings, the book draws upon voyages undertaken by the author on five different working cargo ships. It describes the situation of seafarers from Cape Verde and Ghana searching for work in northern Germany and considers the perspectives of women married to Indian seafarers resident in Goa and Mumbai. This highly readable book will be of interest to readers from a variety of disciplines who are interested in ethnography, particularly in the fields of social sciences and humanities who are interested in issues of migration, transnationalism, work, the shipping industry and globalisation. It will also appeal to individuals with a connection to, or an interest in, the merchant navy.

The Outlaw Ocean

The Outlaw Ocean

Crime and Survival in the Last Untamed Frontier

  • Author: Ian Urbina
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1473568706
  • Category: True Crime
  • Page: 560
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'Just incredible' Naomi Klein 'Gripping and shocking...with the pace of a thriller' The Times A New York Times bestseller, The Outlaw Ocean is a riveting, adrenalin-fuelled tour of a vast, lawless and rampantly criminal world that few have ever seen: the high seas. The oceans are some of the last untamed frontiers on our planet. Too big to police, and under no clear international authority, these treacherous waters play host to the extremes of human behaviour and activity. From traffickers, smugglers and pirates to vigilante conservationists, stowaways and seabound abortion-providers, Ian Urbina introduces us to the inhabitants of this hidden world and their risk-fraught lives. Through their extraordinary stories, he uncovers a globe-spanning network of crime and exploitation that emanates from the fishing, oil and shipping industries - but to which all of us are connected. LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE 2019 'An astonishing book about a world most of us don't even know exists' Oliver Bullough, author of Moneyland 'An outstanding investigation of a global criminal culture on the high seas' Guardian 'Truly important... A complex portrait of an unseen and disturbing world' New York Times

Forms of Dictatorship

Forms of Dictatorship

Power, Narrative, and Authoritarianism in the Latina/o Novel

  • Author: Jennifer Harford Vargas
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0190642858
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Page: 260
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Focusing on novels by writers such as Junot Díaz, Héctor Tobar, Cristina García, Salvador Plascencia, and Francisco Goldman, the book reveals how Latina/o dictatorship novels foreground more ubiquitous modes of oppression to indict Latin American dictatorships, U.S. imperialism, and structural discrimination in the U.S., as well as repressive hierarchies of power in general. Harford Vargas simultaneously utilizes formalist analysis to investigate how Latina/o writers mobilize the genre of the novel and formal techniques such as footnotes, focalization, emplotment, and metafiction to depict dictatorial structures and relations. In building on narrative theories of character, plot, temporality, and perspective, Harford Vargas explores how the Latina/o dictatorship novel stages power dynamics. Forms of Dictatorship thus queries the relationship between different forms of power and the power of narrative form ...

Cargomobilities

Cargomobilities

Moving Materials in a Global Age

  • Author: Thomas Birtchnell,Satya Savitzky,John Urry
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317961404
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 236
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Objects and materials are on the move like never before, often at astonishing speeds and along hidden routeways. This collection opens to social scientific scrutiny the various systems which move objects about the world, examining their fateful implications for many people and places. Offering texts from key thinkers, the book presents case studies from around the world which report on efforts to establish, maintain, disrupt or transform the cargo-mobility systems which have grown so dramatically in scale and significance in recent decades.

Sociological Abstracts

Sociological Abstracts

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  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: Sociology
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CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.

The Chinese in Britain, 1800-Present

The Chinese in Britain, 1800-Present

Economy, Transnationalism, Identity

  • Author: Gregor Benton,E. Gomez,Terence Gomez
  • Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan Series in T
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 470
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This study points up the complex and intricate interplay of ethnic and national identities in the lives of Chinese in Britain. A constant thread across two hundred years of Chinese presence has been the vigour of British national identity among migrants' descendants. This study argues that transnational studies reinforce essentialist conceptions of identity and of cultural authenticity in diasporic communities, and thus frustrate the promotion of ethnic co-existence and social cohesion in multi-ethnic societies.

The Harlem Renaissance: Topics

The Harlem Renaissance: Topics

  • Author: Janet Witalec
  • Publisher: Gale Cengage
  • ISBN: 9780787666194
  • Category: African Americans
  • Page: 611
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Presents primary sources from and criticism on the Harlem Renaissance, covering social, economic, and political influences, publishing, and the arts.

Black empire

Black empire

the masculine global imaginary of Caribbean intellectuals in the United States, 1914-1962

  • Author: Michelle Ann Stephens
  • Publisher: Duke University Press Books
  • ISBN: 9780822335511
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 366
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Expores the writings of Marcus Garvey, Claude McKay and C.L.R. James and argues that these black transnationals articulated a novel conception of black identity that reconfigures the meaning of American nationality.