Reclaiming Poch@ Pop: Examining the Rhetoric of Cultural by C. Medina

By C. Medina

Tracing the old trajectory of the pocho (Latinos who're motivated through Anglo tradition) in popular culture, Medina exhibits how the trope of pocho/pocha/poch@, which ordinarily signified the damaging connotation of "cultural traitor" in Spanish, has been reclaimed throughout the pop cultural productions of Latinos who self-identify as poch@.

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O. J. Simpson Facts and Fictions: News Rituals in the by Darnell M. Hunt

By Darnell M. Hunt

Darnell M. Hunt explores the connection among social identification (race, category, gender, etc.), our perceptions of daily fact and the O. J. Simpson double homicide trial to invite: why used to be the US so obsessed by means of this example? Why have been such a lot of humans invested specifically results? And what are we to make of the obvious racial divide in attitudes in regards to the case captured by means of the opinion polls? O. J. evidence and Fictions tackles those questions and considers the results for race family members within the usa on the sunrise of the recent millennium.

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The Remaking of the British Working Class, 1840-1940 by Andrew Miles, Mike Savage

By Andrew Miles, Mike Savage

Mike Savage and Andrew Miles supply a entire advent to the operating type in Britain within the years after 1840. This textbook:
* contains a provocative, well timed and transparent defence of sophistication analysis
* Breaks new floor in exhibiting how social mobility and concrete switch affected operating classification formation
* Demonstrates how the heritage of the operating type is politically reconstructed
* exhibits how category and gender engage in mediating social and political switch

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The Borderland of Fear: Vincennes, Prophetstown, and the by Patrick Bottiger

By Patrick Bottiger

The Ohio River Valley used to be a spot of violence within the 19th century, anything witnessed on a number of phases starting from neighborhood conflicts among indigenous and Euro-American groups to the conflict of Tippecanoe and the warfare of 1812. to explain those occasions as easily the results of American growth as opposed to Indigenous nativism disregards the complexities of the folk and their motivations. Patrick Bottiger explores the range among and one of the groups that have been the resource of this violence.


As new settlers invaded their land, the Shawnee brothers Tenskwatawa and Tecumseh driven for a unified Indigenous entrance. even though, the multiethnic Miamis, Kickapoos, Potawatomis, and Delawares, who additionally lived within the quarter, favorite neighborhood pursuits over a unmarried tribal entity. The Miami-French alternate and political community used to be vast, and the Miamis staunchly defended their hegemony within the sector from demanding situations by means of different local teams. also, William Henry Harrison, governor of the Indiana Territory, lobbied for the advent of slavery within the territory. In its personal flip, this circulation sparked heated arguments in newspapers and in the street. Harrisonians deflected feedback by way of blaming tensions on indigenous teams after which claiming that antislavery settlers have been Indian allies.


Bottiger demonstrates that violence, instead of being imposed at the region’s population by way of outdoors forces, as an alternative stemmed from the factionalism that was once already current. The Borderland of Fear explores how those conflicts weren't among international locations and races yet relatively among cultures and factions.


 

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Japan's Contested Constitution: Documents and Analysis by Glenn D. Hook

By Glenn D. Hook

Japan's Contested Constitution is key analyzing for an individual with an curiosity in eastern household politics and the overseas position of Japan. topics lined include;
* the no warfare, `pacifist' clause
* stress among the structure and the US-Japan defense treaty
* the political import of the structure for jap political parties
* the importance of the structure for the japanese people

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Writing Indian Nations: Native Intellectuals and the by Maureen Konkle

By Maureen Konkle

Within the early years of the republic, the U.S. govt negotiated with Indian countries since it couldn't manage to pay for protracted wars politically, militarily, or economically. Maureen Konkle argues that by means of reckoning on treaties, which leisure at the equivalent status of all signatories, Europeans in North the United States institutionalized a paradox: the very files in which they sought to dispossess local peoples actually conceded local autonomy.

As the USA used coerced treaties to take away local peoples from their lands, a gaggle of Cherokee, Pequot, Ojibwe, Tuscarora, and Seneca writers spoke out. With heritage, polemic, and private narrative those writers countered common misrepresentations approximately local peoples' supposedly primitive nature, their inherent lack of ability to shape governments, and their forthcoming disappearance. moreover, they contended that arguments approximately racial distinction basically justified oppression and dispossession; deriding those arguments as willful makes an attempt to sidestep the real meanings and implications of the treaties, the writers insisted on popularity of local peoples' political autonomy and human equality. Konkle demonstrates that those struggles over the that means of U.S.-Native treaties within the early 19th century resulted in the emergence of the 1st enormous physique of local writing in English and, as she indicates, the results of the fight over the political prestige of local peoples stay embedded in modern scholarship.

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The Geography of Ethnic Violence: Identity, Interests, and by Monica Duffy Toft

By Monica Duffy Toft

The Geography of Ethnic Violence is the 1st between a variety of distinct books on ethnic violence to elucidate the very important function of territory in explaining such clash. Monica Toft introduces and checks a thought of ethnic violence, one who offers a compelling common rationalization of not just such a lot ethnic violence, civil wars, and terrorism yet many interstate wars to boot. This knowing can foster new coverage tasks with genuine capability to make ethnic violence both much less most likely or much less damaging. it might probably additionally consultant policymakers to strategies that endure.The booklet deals a distinctively strong synthesis of comparative politics and diplomacy theories, in addition to a notable combination of statistical and historic case learn methodologies. via skillfully combining a statistical research of a giant variety of ethnic conflicts with a concentrated comparability of old instances of ethnic violence and nonviolence--including 4 significant conflicts within the former Soviet Union--it achieves an extraordinary stability of common applicability and deep insight.Toft concludes that purely by way of realizing how legitimacy and gear have interaction will we desire to benefit why a few ethnic conflicts flip violent whereas others don't. centred teams protecting a self-defined native land usually struggle to the demise, whereas dispersed or urbanized teams nearly by no means chance violence to redress their grievances. essentially written and conscientiously documented, this publication represents an incredible contribution to an ongoing debate that spans a number disciplines together with diplomacy, comparative politics, sociology, and historical past.

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Corporatism and Korean Capitalism (Routledge Studies in the by Dennis L. McNamara

By Dennis L. McNamara

Corporatism and Korean Capitalism employs corporatist thought to envision the Korean event of state-business ties. It comprises theoretical chapters on Asian and Korean corporatism, case experiences of agriculture, and business family members and an creation to comparative corporatism. It is helping to push the examine of Korean political and financial switch from description directly to theoretical analysis.
This quantity will problem researchers and scholars of Asian stories, economics and politics to increase and refine their figuring out of either corporatism and Korea. additionally, this publication bargains a consultant to policymakers confounded via the curious mixture of collusion and festival in Korean political financial system.

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