Representing Minorities

Representing Minorities

Asya's affair with Gerald Stone is doomed to failure, however. At first, Gerald is fascinated by Asya's place of origin. In fact, Asya and Gerald meet at “Anglo-Arab” party to which Asya had been dragged by her sister.

Author: Soumia Boutkhil

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443804080

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 251

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The papers in this volume include not only the traditional view of what constitutes a minority but also any individual, or group recalcitrant and reluctant, not to say resistant, to the generalized lobotomy operated by the rampant uniformisation of cultures around the world. For in the ruins of “the end of history” and its context of violence and Manichean politics, any opposition to the “general consensus” could be dismissed as anti-historical and atavistic. The objective of the book is precisely to counter such rhetoric and underscore the necessity of cultural diversity and the right to difference. This book contains what can amount to a critical response to the current context of confusion surrounding the postmodern condition that arguably dominates most societies. It stresses the issue of ethics not only in world politics but also in literature and criticism which are the main focus here. In fact, the interest in minority issues is in itself an ethical concern that contributes to give substance to the idea that postmodernity opens the gates for the long-suppressed identities and sensibilities to emerge and demand recognition. This volume intends, therefore, to contribute to the recent ethical turn that seems to take place in scholarship worldwide. Operated mainly by what is referred to as postcolonial studies this shift turned literary criticism and cultural studies into the site where a sense of literature can be envisioned that is not at all universalist, or reflecting the hegemonic temptations of the new world order. It seeks to present a patchwork of minor literatures, in the sense that besides the “major” literatures/languages, there are myriads of minor voices that express dissimilarity oftentimes under the umbrella of those major languages and literatures themselves.
Categories: Literary Criticism

From Nuclei to Stars

From Nuclei to Stars

As became obvious from the report of the Yale group that Gerry delivered at the party convention, toeing the line was not the prime characteristic ... lPaul Leroy Robeson (1898–1976), American singer and actor, gained notoriety 18 S. Lee.

Author: Sabine Lee

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789814462389

Category: Science

Page: 504

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In one way or another, Gerry Brown has been concerned with questions about the universe, about its vast expanse as well as about its most miniscule fundamental constituents of matter throughout his entire life. In his endeavours to understand the universe in many manifestations from nuclei all the way to the stars, he has been influenced by some of the most prominent physicists of the 20th century, and he himself, in turn, has influenced a great many scholars. This volume, a collection of articles dedicated to Gerry on his 85th birthday, contains discussions of many of the issues which have attracted his interest over the years. The contributions are written by his former students, co-authors, colleagues and admirers and they are strongly influenced by Gerry's own scientific tastes. With this compilation we want to express our respect, admiration and gratitude; we want to celebrate Gerry's scientific and scholarly achievements, the inspirational quality of his teaching and the enthusiasm which he himself displayed in his research and which stimulated so many of his students and colleagues over the decades. Contents:What is the Universe? G E Brown — His Life and Work (Sabine Lee)Toward a Fully Relativistic Theory of Quantum Information (Christoph Adami)Hadron Production in Ultra-relativistic Nuclear Collisions and the QCD Phase Diagram: an Update (P Braun-Munzinger and J Stachel)The Nuclear Shell Model for Nuclei in the Region of 208Pb (B Alex Brown)Nuclear Medium Effects from Hadronic Atoms (E Friedman and A Gal)Three-Body Interactions in Fermi Systems (B Friman and A Schwenk)Meson Assisted Strange Dibaryons (A Gal)Lattice Nuclear Force (T Hatsuda)Density-Dependent Nuclear Interactions and the Beta Decay of 14C: Chiral Three-Nucleon Forces and Brown-Rho Scaling (J W Holt, N Kaiser and W Weise)Effective Field Theory and High-Precision Calculations of Nuclear Electroweak Processes (Kuniharu Kubodera and Mannque Rho)The Vlow-k Low-Momentum Interaction and its Application to Finite-Nuclei and Neutron Stars (T T S Kuo)What a Two Solar Mass Neutron Star Really Means (James M Lattimer and Madappa Prakash)Formation and Evolution of Black Hole Binaries in the Galaxy (Chang-Hwan Lee)Chiral Symmetry and the Nucleon-Nucleon Interaction (R Machleidt and D R Entem)Chiral Symmetry, Nuclear Forces and All That (Ulf-G Meiβner)Transport Properties of a Non-Relativistic Delta-Shell Gas with Long Scattering Lengths (Sergey Postnikov and Madappa Prakash)Subtle is the Manifestation of Chiral Symmetry in Nuclei and Dense Nuclear Matter (Mannque Rho)Multi-W-Z-top Bags, and their Possible Role in Cosmological Baryogenesis (Edward Shuryak)Theory of Finite Fermi Systems — The Stony Brook Jülich Interaction (J Speth, S Krewald and F Grümmer)Separation Energy, Rearrangement Energy and Single Nucleon Wave Functions in Nuclei (Igal Talmi)Holographic Nucleons (Ismail Zahed) Readership: Students, researchers and academics interested in nuclear physics, quantum physics and astrophysics. Keywords:Nuclear Physics;QED;Astrophysics;History of Physics;Quantumchromodynamics
Categories: Science

The US Senate and the Commonwealth

The US Senate and the Commonwealth

Lawrence C. Dodd and Bruce I. Oppenheimer (Washington, DC: CQ Press, 1993), 273; Steven S. Smith and Gerald Gamm, “Emergence of the Modern Senate: Party Organization, 1937–2002” (paper prepared for the APSA ...

Author: Mitch McConnell

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813177472

Category: Political Science

Page: 464

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Kentucky has long punched above its weight in the US Senate, as some of the nation's most distinguished senators have hailed from the Commonwealth. Despite its relatively small population for much of American history, Kentucky has produced a record two Senate majority leaders, a record three Senate majority whips, and one of the country's greatest lawmakers, Henry Clay. These Kentuckians played an important role in the evolution of leadership institutions in the Senate. Official positions such as Senate majority leader and majority whip are nowhere to be found in the Constitution or early American history, yet today these offices have essentially eclipsed the constitutionally created legislative leadership positions of vice president and president pro tempore. While Kentucky senators have played a vital role in leading the Senate and in its institutional history, no book has told the story in its entirety. The US Senate and the Commonwealth is the first book of its kind to provide a detailed, yet accessible, discussion of the US Senate's leadership throughout its 225-year history. Senator Mitch McConnell and Roy E. Brownell II weave together the history of the Senate with lively portraits of prominent Kentucky senators as well as firsthand reflections about legislative leadership by a Senate majority leader. The authors illuminate and humanize this discussion by exploring the colorful and vivid lives of fifteen Kentucky lawmakers, including Henry Clay, Alben Barkley, and John Sherman Cooper. This compelling and fascinating study is an essential resource.
Categories: Political Science

Filibuster

Filibuster

Gamm, Gerald and Steven S. Smith. 2001a. “The Dynamics of Party Government in Congress.” In Lawrence Dodd and Bruce Oppenheimer, editors, Congress Reconsidered, Washington, DC: CQ Press. 7th edition. Pages 245–68.

Author: Gregory J. Wawro

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691134062

Category: Political Science

Page: 328

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Parliamentary obstruction, popularly known as the "filibuster," has been a defining feature of the U.S. Senate throughout its history. In this book, Gregory J. Wawro and Eric Schickler explain how the Senate managed to satisfy its lawmaking role during the nineteenth and early twentieth century, when it lacked seemingly essential formal rules for governing debate. What prevented the Senate from self-destructing during this time? The authors argue that in a system where filibusters played out as wars of attrition, the threat of rule changes prevented the institution from devolving into parliamentary chaos. They show that institutional patterns of behavior induced by inherited rules did not render Senate rules immune from fundamental changes. The authors' theoretical arguments are supported through a combination of extensive quantitative and case-study analysis, which spans a broad swath of history. They consider how changes in the larger institutional and political context--such as the expansion of the country and the move to direct election of senators--led to changes in the Senate regarding debate rules. They further investigate the impact these changes had on the functioning of the Senate. The book concludes with a discussion relating battles over obstruction in the Senate's past to recent conflicts over judicial nominations.
Categories: Political Science

State and Local Politics

State and Local Politics

Foranaccountofthird or minorparty activityand electoral support, see Euel Elliott, Gerald S. Gryski,andBruce Reed, “MinorPartySupport in State Legislative Elections,” Stateand Local Government Review, Fall 1990,pp.123–131.

Author: David Berman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317459439

Category: Political Science

Page: 510

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Politics at the state and local level has never been more interesting than in our "devolutionary" age. This popular text is the most concise, readable, and current introduction to the field. Now in its ninth edition, the book keeps its focus on the varied and changing political and economic environments in which state and local governments function, and their strengths and weaknesses in key areas of public policy. The text is enlivened by boxed sections that relate individual experiences or highlight particular issues and developments. Topics covered in this edition include the drive toward devolution in the federal system; fiscal constraints; political accountability; affirmative action; majority-minority districts; and changing approaches to welfare, education, land use, and law enforcement.
Categories: Political Science

The A to Z of Postmodernist Literature and Theater

The A to Z of Postmodernist Literature and Theater

Gerald 's Party (1986) revisits the themes of The Universal Baseball Association in its story of a party where several murders occur, which the remaining characters ignore or place within a fictional framework because of their ...

Author: Fran Mason

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780810868557

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 405

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The A to Z of Postmodernist Literature and Theater examines the different areas of postmodernist literature and theater and the variety of forms that have been produced. It contains a list of acronyms, a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and several hundred cross-referenced dictionary entries on individual writers, important aesthetic practices, significant texts, and important movements and ideas that have created a variety of literary approaches within the form. By placing these concerns within the historical, philosophical, and cultural contexts of postmodernism, this reference explores the frameworks within which postmodernist literature of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries operates.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Lippincott s Magazine of Popular Literature and Science

Lippincott s Magazine of Popular Literature and Science

But Philip answers instead , in the fretful waters of the rapids , or knowing the party is pretty much of perhaps be sucked ... there are men here good enough for her of such a tumble , nor is Gerald Alston -at least they are for me .

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ISBN: OSU:32435051123354

Category: American literature

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Categories: American literature

A Leaf in the Storm

A Leaf in the Storm

But Philip answers instead , in the fretful waters of the rapids , or knowing the party is pretty much of perhaps be sucked ... there are men here good enough for her of such a tumble , nor is Gerald Alston -at least they are for me .

Author: Ouida

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112041781300

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Page: 99

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Lippincott s Monthly Magazine

Lippincott s Monthly Magazine

But Philip answers instead , in the fretful waters of the rapids , or knowing the party is pretty much of perhaps be sucked ... there are men here good enough for her of such a tumble , nor is Gerald Alston -at least they are for me .

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ISBN: PSU:000020207731

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