Tracks (1988) and Four Souls (2004) One of the most memorable—and there are many such scenes in the stories of Louise Erdrich—is the ending of Tracks. The Great War is over but not the environmental devastation created by it.
Author: Karl S. Hele
Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
Drawing on themes from John MacKenzie’s Empires of Nature and the Nature of Empires (1997), this book explores, from Indigenous or Indigenous-influenced perspectives, the power of nature and the attempts by empires (United States, Canada, and Britain) to control it. It also examines contemporary threats to First Nations communities from ongoing political, environmental, and social issues, and the efforts to confront and eliminate these threats to peoples and the environment. It becomes apparent that empire, despite its manifestations of power, cannot control or discipline humans and nature. Essays suggest new ways of looking at the Great Lakes watershed and the peoples and empires contained within it.
In the Balkans and in Manchuria, railways carved out the Ottoman and Chinese empires, while in Africa, railways raced to connect the continental interior with imperial ports. With the Berlin Compromise of 1909, German, British, ...
Author: Manu Karuka
Publisher: University of California Press
Empire’s Tracks boldly reframes the history of the transcontinental railroad from the perspectives of the Cheyenne, Lakota, and Pawnee Native American tribes, and the Chinese migrants who toiled on its path. In this meticulously researched book, Manu Karuka situates the railroad within the violent global histories of colonialism and capitalism. Through an examination of legislative, military, and business records, Karuka deftly explains the imperial foundations of U.S. political economy. Tracing the shared paths of Indigenous and Asian American histories, this multisited interdisciplinary study connects military occupation to exclusionary border policies, a linked chain spanning the heart of U.S. imperialism. This highly original and beautifully wrought book unveils how the transcontinental railroad laid the tracks of the U.S. Empire.
Fifty metres down Blount Street the railway tracks crossed overhead. Roche saw it coming. The target vaulted up onto another small block of flats at the end of the street and jumped down onto the tracks. 'Twotwo. He's on the railway.
Author: Gavin Deas
Publisher: Hachette UK
Two alien invasions. Two heroes. One Story. Collects EMPIRES: EXTRACTION and EMPIRES: INFILTRATION in one volume! This groundbreaking collaboration between two Gollancz authors tells of the invasion of Earth by two different alien races - at the same time. Two men become aware of the threat, and must work to sabotage the invasion plans and see off the aliens. Each book follows one hero, uncovering the threat to humanity and the world from their point of view. Each book can be read on its own, and will give the reader a complete, kinetic, fast-paced military SF story. But read both books and the reader gets something else - another view of (some of) the same events and crossover points, culminating in a bloody battle at Canary Wharf. The two books can be read in any order, but together they tell the story of humanity caught in the crossfire between two deadly alien races, who have made Earth their battleground...
When we track something transimperially, we track it through or across multiple empires. Doing so illuminates something about that diversity within and across empires; it also shows us the various projects of racialized power and fields ...
Author: Kristin L. Hoganson
Publisher: Duke University Press
Weaving U.S. history into the larger fabric of world history, the contributors to Crossing Empires de-exceptionalize the American empire, placing it in a global transimperial context. They draw attention to the breadth of U.S. entanglements with other empires to illuminate the scope and nature of American global power as it reached from the Bering Sea to Australia and East Africa to the Caribbean. With case studies ranging from the 1830s to the late twentieth century, the contributors address topics including diplomacy, governance, anticolonialism, labor, immigration, medicine, religion, and race. Their transimperial approach—whether exemplified in examinations of U.S. steel corporations partnering with British imperialists to build the Ugandan railway or the U.S. reliance on other empires in its governance of the Philippines—transcends histories of interimperial rivalries and conflicts. In so doing, the contributors illuminate the power dynamics of seemingly transnational histories and the imperial origins of contemporary globality. Contributors. Ikuko Asaka, Oliver Charbonneau, Genevieve Clutario, Anne L. Foster, Julian Go, Michel Gobat, Julie Greene, Kristin L. Hoganson, Margaret D. Jacobs, Moon-Ho Jung, Marc-William Palen, Nicole M. Phelps, Jay Sexton, John Soluri, Stephen Tuffnell
Their reasoning was that this would allow the Erie's engines to negotiate the route's steep grades while the company held off competitors by preventing them from interconnecting with its tracks. The inability to link up with neighboring ...
Author: Michael Hiltzik
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Category: Business & Economics
From Pulitzer Prize-winner Michael Hiltzik, the epic tale of the clash for supremacy between America's railroad titans.
Peaked at #27 of Billboard Modern Rock Tracks, one wonders if "Empire" can fully dominate more music charts. ... Opening with its self-titled track, "Empire" an anti-war cry, is the right tune to get people hooked onto the rest of the ...
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Transnational and Diasporic Flows of India and Korea S. Heijin Lee, Monika Mehta, Robert Ji-Song Ku ... His earliest, fondest memories involve singing, clapping, and dancing to popular Korean songs of the late 1960s and early 1970s with ...
Author: S. Heijin Lee
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Category: Social Science
At the start of the twenty-first century challenges to the global hegemony of U.S. culture are more apparent than ever. Two of the contenders vying for the hearts, minds, bandwidths, and pocketbooks of the world’s consumers of culture (principally, popular culture) are India and South Korea. “Bollywood” and “Hallyu” are increasingly competing with “Hollywood”—either replacing it or filling a void in places where it never held sway. This critical multidisciplinary anthology places the mediascapes of India (the site of Bollywood), South Korea (fountainhead of Hallyu, aka the Korean Wave), and the United States (the site of Hollywood) in comparative dialogue to explore the transnational flows of technology, capital, and labor. It asks what sorts of political and economic shifts have occurred to make India and South Korea important alternative nodes of techno-cultural production, consumption, and contestation. By adopting comparative perspectives and mobile methodologies and linking popular culture to the industries that produce it as well as the industries it supports, Pop Empires connects films, music, television serials, stardom, and fandom to nation-building, diasporic identity formation, and transnational capital and labor. Additionally, via the juxtaposition of Bollywood and Hallyu, as not only synecdoches of national affiliation but also discursive case studies, the contributors examine how popular culture intersects with race, gender, and empire in relation to the global movement of peoples, goods, and ideas.
Britain, the bureaucracy charged with overseeing the empire remained small and cross-cutting into the twentieth ... case of nomadic or 'kinetic' empires that conquered sedentary societies – the Arab conquest of large tracks of territory ...
Author: Peter Crooks
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
A comparative study of the power and limits of bureaucracy in historical empires from ancient Rome to the twentieth century.
Britain's NME.com reported that the track will be called "Carmen Queasy," and a spokesperson from Reality's camp described ... The site reported that Empire is close to completing mixes on four tracks that feature himself, Bjork and the ...
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