Author: Thea Renda Abu El-HajPublish On: 2015-11-27
"Tells the stories of young Palestinian Americans as they navigate and construct lives as American citizens.
Author: Thea Renda Abu El-Haj
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
"Tells the stories of young Palestinian Americans as they navigate and construct lives as American citizens. Following these youth throughout their school days, Thea Abu El-Haj examines citizenship as lived experience, dependent on various social, cultural, and political memberships. ... She illustrates the complex ways social identities are bound up with questions of belonging and citizenship, and she details the processes through which immigrant youth are racialized via everyday nationalistic practices"--Publisher description.
In this book, Janet McIntosh looks at the lives and dilemmas of settler descendants living in postindependence Kenya.
Author: Janet McIntosh
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Category: Social Science
"In 1963, Kenya gained independence from Britain, ending nearly seventy years of white colonial rule. While tens of thousands of whites relocated outside Kenya for what they hoped would be better prospects, many stayed. Over the past decade, however, protests, scandals, and upheavals have unsettled families with colonial origins, reminding them of the tenuousness of their Kenyan identity. In this book, Janet McIntosh looks at the lives and dilemmas of settler descendants living in postindependence Kenya. From clinging to a lost colonial identity to embracing a new Kenyan nationality, the public face of white Kenyans has undergone changes fraught with ambiguity. Drawing on fieldwork and interviews, McIntosh focuses on their discourses and narratives, asking: What stories do settler descendants tell about their claims to belong in Kenya? How do they situate themselves vis-a-vis the colonial past and anticolonial sentiment, phrasing and rephrasing their memories and judgments as they seek a position they feel is ethically acceptable? With her respondents straining to defend their entitlements in the face of mounting Kenyan rhetorics of ancestry and autochthony, McIntosh explores their contradictory and diverse responses: moral double consciousness, aspirations to uplift the nation, ideological blind spots, denial, and self-doubt. Ranging from land rights to language, from romantic intimacy to the African occult, Unsettled offers a unique perspective on whiteness in a postcolonial context and a groundbreaking theory of elite subjectivity"--Provided by publisher.
The British and Us Governments have taken measures to protect the interests of
the Polish Provisional Government , as the recognised Government of the Polish
State , in the property belonging to the Polish State located in their territories and
Author: Roger Morgan
Category: Communist countries - Foreign relations - Europe, Western
Linda Shortt reads this as symptomatic of a wider quest for belonging that mobilises attachment to counter the effects of post-modern deterritorialisation and globalisation.
Author: Linda Shortt
Category: Foreign Language Study
Since unification, German culture has experienced a boom in discourses on generation, family and place. Linda Shortt reads this as symptomatic of a wider quest for belonging that mobilises attachment to counter the effects of post-modern deterritorialisation and globalisation. Investigating twenty-first century narratives of belonging by Reinhard Jirgl, Christoph Hein, Angelika Overath, Florian Illies, Juli Zeh, Stephan Wackwitz, Uwe Timm and Peter Schneider, Shortt examines how the desire to belong is repeatedly unsettled by disturbances of lineage and tradition. In this way, she combines an analysis of supermodernity with an enquiry into German memory contests on the National Socialist era, 1968 and 1989 that continue to shape identity in the Berlin Republic. Exploring a spectrum of narratives that range from agitated disavowals of place to romances of belonging, this study illuminates the topography of belonging in contemporary Germany.
We are ourselves continually altered and enlarged as we define ourselves. We
surpass ourselves, and thus we are pulled and pushed towards newness. This is
an unsettling state. Yet, being unsettled by the push and pull of transcendence is
Author: Hawaii. Department of FinancePublish On: 1894
There are still quite a number of judgments unsettled belonging to former years ,
which will be renewed as soon as the necessary blanks , which are being
prepared , are ready . Executions will follow the renewal of the judgments , and
The first section is arranged in seven parts , principally written in prose but
constantly switching codes , references and registers as a way of signalling ,
structurally , the unsettled and unsettling nature of anxiety , unrest , boundaried
Author: Roger Bromley
Publisher: Tendencies: Identities, Texts
Category: Literary Criticism
Cultural fictions - texts written from the perspective of the edge - are the focus of this exciting and enlightening book. The author examines the formations of narratives of identity in contemporary 'borderline' fictions and films. The work of migrant and marginalised groups located at the boundaries of nations, cultures, classes, ethnicities, sexualities and genders, is explored through an intricate weaving of theory with textual analysis. Organised around the themes of memory, tradition and 'belonging', the book proposes the space of 'migrant' writing - an emerging third space - as one that challenges fixed assumptions about identity.The cross-cultural range - including texts from British, Caribbean, Chinese-American, Indo-Caribbean, Canadian, Cuban and Indian writers; the original discussion of authors such as Maxine Hong Kingston, Gloria Anzaldua, Amy Tan, Gish Jen, Hanif Kureishi and Chang-rae Lee; and engagement with the work of theorists including Bakhtin, Freud, Lyotard, de Certeau, Deleuze and Guattari, produces a significant contribution to the broadening definitions of ethnicity and the 'post-colonial'.Works explored include Jasmine, Borderlands, The Joy Luck Club, The Wedding Banquet, Dreaming in Cuban, My Year of Meat, Buddha of Suburbia and East is East. These contemporary texts and films will make this book accessible to a broad range of readers.
In June he hid a skipping rope belonging to one of the girls and waited until she
had gone home before revealing where he had put it . In this month and in July
scarcely a day 1 ' Maladjusted ' items Hostility to children . Miscellaneous .
And in doing so it aims : to provide such literature which helps to develop and
promote Kashmiri identity ; and encourage unity by developing Kashmiri people's
sense of belonging to a nation ; 221 Majid Tramboo , a barrister from the Kashmir
... the more abstruse parts of the Decretum is exemplified in Biathanatos by his
reference to the canon law concerning hunting by clergymen: 'But there is
perchance some mistique interpretation, belonging to that Canon which allowes
Author: Jan Frans van Dijkhuizen
Publisher: Brepols Pub
Category: Literary Collections
Recent historical studies have emphasized that the English Reformation can no longer be seen as an inevitable response to abuses within the late-medieval Western ('Catholic') Church. Contrary to Protestant stereotypes, the late-medieval Church catered to the spiritual needs of its members. In addition, the English Reformation was an incomplete process and, even after the Elizabethan Settlement of 1559, English religious culture was full of continuities with the past, with pre-Reformation religious culture only partially displaced. This essay collection investigates how the literature of the first century after the Elizabethan Settlement dealt with this cultural ambivalence. Focusing on a mixture of canonical texts and less well-known ones, the contributors show that the religious hybridity of early-modern England is found in a concentrated form in the literary texts of the period. In contrast to theologians, literary writers were not obliged to choose sides. Literary discourse could confront incompatible doctrinal perspectives within a single text, or forge a hybrid spiritual sensibility out of the competing religious traditions. Literature, sometimes in spite of writers' avowed denominational allegiances, embraced, explored and deepened the ambivalence of early modern English religious culture in a manner unavailable in other kinds of texts.
A slight fall would take place , and with that exception things would be as before ,
except that the capital in the hands of the banker would have put itself into the
place of an equal portion of capital belonging to other lenders , who would ...
Insightful, surprising, and compelling, Grace Without God is both a personal and critical exploration of the many ways nonreligious Americans create their own meaning and purpose in an increasingly secular age.
Author: Katherine Ozment
Category: Social Science
Meet “the Nones”—In this thought-provoking exploration of secular America, celebrated journalist Katherine Ozment takes readers on a quest to understand the trends and ramifications of a nation in flight from organized religion. Studies show that religion makes us happier, healthier and more giving, connecting us to our past and creating tight communal bonds. Most Americans are raised in a religious tradition, but in recent decades many have begun to leave religion, and with it their ancient rituals, mythic narratives, and sense of belonging. So how do the nonreligious fill the need for ritual, story, community, and, above all, purpose and meaning without the one-stop shop of religion? What do they do with the space left after religion? With Nones swelling to one-fourth of American adults, and more than one-third of those under thirty, these questions have never been more urgent. Writer, journalist, and secular mother of three Katherine Ozment came face-to-face with the fundamental issue of the Nones when her son asked her the simplest of questions: “what are we?” Unsettled by her reply—“Nothing”—she set out on a journey to find a better answer. She traversed the frontier of American secular life, sought guidance in science and the humanities, talked with noted scholars, and wrestled with her own family’s attempts to find meaning and connection after religion. Insightful, surprising, and compelling, Grace Without God is both a personal and critical exploration of the many ways nonreligious Americans create their own meaning and purpose in an increasingly secular age.
The knowledge confused and unsettled her . Her eyes slid away , but in the
fraction of a second she allotted him , Matt was taken aback at the depth of
emotion he saw reflected there , a kind of vulnerability that was quickly replaced
A simple brush of the lips , with only a hint of lingering pressure , the kiss had
wiped out all thoughts of why they were there , of what was to be done and of all
that remained unsettled between them . “ Thanks for last night , little dove , ” he ' d
If they had given it to her , they had probably argued , it might have unsettled her
and brought about a resurgence of painful and distressing memories . But they
had been wrong . Just looking at those two happy people , gazing up at their
Author: Lilian Peake
Publisher: Harlequin Books
A Sense Of Belonging by Lilian Peake released on Jan 25, 1979 is available now for purchase.
The Eastern Alevis ' re - alienation from the state With the diplomatic re -
emergence of the unsettled Armenian question and the establishment of a
dictatorial Unionist government during the Balkan war in 1913 , government
suspicion against ...
A confused little girl , unsettled , gives a misleading impression , serious one
minute and changing the next , very prone to mood swings . Ability to express
emotions There were no descriptions of emotions in the teacher interviews in
... exact status , together with that of Codonellopsis brasiliensis , C. contracta , C.
ecaudata , C. lata , C. inornata , and C. pusilla , must remain unsettled until
further examination of material from many localities is much more completely
But if all the terms of the contract were not finally agreed upon , or if there is ,
upon the statement of the alleged contract between the parties , any unsettled
term , or if any of the terms of the agreement are not clear , and if it is understood
Deeply informed by archival research and current scholarship, but written as a reflective and intimate memoir, What the Oceans Remember addresses current issues in migration, identity, belonging, and history through an interrogation of race ...
Author: Sonja Boon
Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Author Sonja Boon’s heritage is complicated. Although she has lived in Canada for more than thirty years, she was born in the UK to a Surinamese mother and a Dutch father. Boon’s family history spans five continents: Europe, Africa, Southeast Asia, South America, and North America. Despite her complex and multi-layered background, she has often omitted her full heritage, replying “I’m Dutch-Canadian” to anyone who asks about her identity. An invitation to join a family tree project inspired a journey to the heart of the histories that have shaped her identity. It was an opportunity to answer the two questions that have dogged her over the years: Where does she belong? And who does she belong to? Boon’s archival research—in Suriname, the Netherlands, the UK, and Canada—brings her opportunities to reflect on the possibilities and limitations of the archives themselves, the tangliness of oceanic migration, histories, the meaning of legacy, music, love, freedom, memory, ruin, and imagination. Ultimately, she reflected on the relevance of our past to understanding our present. Deeply informed by archival research and current scholarship, but written as a reflective and intimate memoir, What the Oceans Remember addresses current issues in migration, identity, belonging, and history through an interrogation of race, ethnicity, gender, archives and memory. More importantly, it addresses the relevance of our past to understanding our present. It shows the multiplicity of identities and origins that can shape the way we understand our histories and our own selves.