Home and the World

There stands the magic statue , still enchanting the world , though discolored by time , and bearing the traces of barbarous desecration , repaired by the worshippers of art — there on the perishable canvas is stamped the impress of ...

Home and the World


Legendary Hawai i and the Politics of Place

Is it the home of the translated, or of the translators, or of the readers, or of all at once? ... the dynamics of colonialism and cultural imperialism across time have allowed some genres to make their home across the world.

Legendary Hawai i and the Politics of Place

Hawaiian legends figure greatly in the image of tropical paradise that has come to represent Hawai'i in popular imagination. But what are we buying into when we read these stories as texts in English-language translations? Cristina Bacchilega poses this question in her examination of the way these stories have been adapted to produce a legendary Hawai'i primarily for non-Hawaiian readers or other audiences. With an understanding of tradition that foregrounds history and change, Bacchilega examines how, following the 1898 annexation of Hawai'i by the United States, the publication of Hawaiian legends in English delegitimized indigenous narratives and traditions and at the same time constructed them as representative of Hawaiian culture. Hawaiian mo'olelo were translated in popular and scholarly English-language publications to market a new cultural product: a space constructed primarily for Euro-Americans as something simultaneously exotic and primitive and beautiful and welcoming. To analyze this representation of Hawaiian traditions, place, and genre, Bacchilega focuses on translation across languages, cultures, and media; on photography, as the technology that contributed to the visual formation of a westernized image of Hawai'i; and on tourism as determining postannexation economic and ideological machinery. In a book with interdisciplinary appeal, Bacchilega demonstrates both how the myth of legendary Hawai'i emerged and how this vision can be unmade and reimagined.

The Nation Europe and the World

Surely , “ local ” historians working near home and “ global ” historians studying distant lands are both viewing similar processes , just at a different scale of resolution : we may be using different ends of the telescope , but we are ...

The Nation  Europe  and the World

Textbooks in history, geography & the social sciences provide important insights to the ways in which societies function. Based on case studies from Europe, Japan & the United States, this volume shows how concepts of space & time have changed people's view of their countries & of the world as a whole.

Howard University in the World Wars

This experience was repeated at other installations both at home and abroad.122 Race and racism colored the experiences of African Americans both abroad and at home during the world war era. Serving their country through the armed ...

Howard University in the World Wars

Despite African Americans' lack of political, social and economic equality in the United States, the students of Howard University answered the call to service in both world wars. Howard supported its men and women in the quest to serve their nation. The university started an army training program during the First World War, and Howard faculty, staff and students pushed the War Department to begin an officer training school for African Americans. The university organized a Reserve Officer Training program in the interwar years, the first at an HBCU. Many of the famed Tuskegee Airmen of World War II were trained first at Howard. Based on a collection of letters sent by Howard students and alumni to the university, historian and archivist Lopez D. Matthews illuminates their wartime experiences.

Gandhi Women and the National Movement 1920 47

In the world , imitation of and adaptation to Western norms was necessity , at home they were tantamount to annihilation of one's very identity " . 50 Chatterjee argued that the contradictory pulls in the Indian nationalist ideology in ...

Gandhi  Women  and the National Movement  1920 47

This Book Critically Analyses The Success Achieved By Gandhi In Mobilizing Women On A Mass Scale For The Cause Of The Country`S Independence.

The Postcolonial City and its Subjects

... finds that she was “homesick with nowhere to go”.80 Within a postcolonial feminist project, boundaries between the home and the world, the body and the city, the housewife and the prostitute, the metropolis and the colony, ...

The Postcolonial City and its Subjects

This book considers twentieth and twenty-first century literary and cultural formations of the postcolonial city and the constitution of new subjects within it. Varma offers a reading of both historical and contemporary debates on urbanism through the filter of postcolonial fictions and the cultural fields surrounding and containing them. In particular, she presents a representational history of London, Nairobi and Bombay in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries and engages three key theoretical frameworks—the city within postcolonial theory and culture (its troubled salience in the construction of postcolonial public spheres and identities, from local, rural, ethnic/"tribal", and regional to "national", cosmopolitan and transnational subjects and spaces); postcolonial fictions as constituting a new world literary space and as a site of the articulation of contending narratives of urban space, global culture and postcolonial development; and postcolonial feminist citizenship as a universal political project challenging current neo-liberal and post neo-liberal contractions and eviscerations of public spaces and rights.

Architextual Authenticity

In that displacement the border between home and world becomes confused; and, uncannily, the private and the public become part of each other, forcing upon us a vision that is as divided as it is disorienting.

Architextual Authenticity

Taking as its point of focus five diverse texts from Guadeloupe, Martinique and Haiti published between 1958 and 2013, this book examines the trope of the house (architecture) and the meta-textual construction of texts (architexture) as a means of conceptualizing how authentic means of expression are and have been created in French-Caribbean literature over the greater part of the past half-century.

Russia in World History

There is nothing to prevent us from building a sturdy home with strong bridges that connect us to the world. Almost a century ago in his novel The Home and the World, Tagore reminded us that it was impossible ...

Russia in World History

Russia in World History uses a comparative framework to understand Russian history in a global context. The book challenges the idea of Russia as an outlier of European civilization by examining select themes in modern Russian history alongside cases drawn from the British Empire. Choi Chatterjee analyzes the concepts of nation and empire, selfhood and subjectivity, socialism and capitalism, and revolution and the world order in the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. In doing so she rethinks many historical narratives that bluntly posit a liberal West against a repressive, authoritarian Russia. Instead Chatterjee argues for a wider perspective which reveals that imperial practices relating to the appropriation of human and natural resources were shared across European empires, both East and West. Incorporating the stories of famous thinkers, such as Leo Tolstoy, Emma Goldman, Wangari Maathai, Arundhati Roy, among others. This unique interpretation of modern Russia is knitted together from the varied lives and experiences of those individuals who challenged the status quo and promoted a different way of thinking. This is a ground-breaking book with big and provocative ideas about the history of the modern world, and will be vital reading for students of both modern Russian and world history.

Secrets of the World s Worst Matchmaker

“Can I drive you home?” I smile. “This time you'd better take her home and not to your Jeep,” Grandma Dori says, and Austin raises his hand toward her. I didn't even notice that she was standing behind him. “This time our agreement is ...

Secrets of the World s Worst Matchmaker

Colton is Juno’s best friend. He’d usually be the one she goes to for advice on what do you do when you fall in love with your best Imagine you’re a matchmaker and you realize too late you’re in love with your childhood best friend. You only have yourself to blame—you’re the one who matched him and now he’s engaged to be married. When you find yourself in this position there’s a few secrets you’re going to need to keep… Secret #1 – Smile when he tells you the happy news, even if your heart cracks in half. Secret #2 – Don’t compare yourself to his beautiful French fiancée. You’re just as beautiful. Secret #3 – Don’t tag along to the tux fitting with him alone. Just no. Secret #4 – Don’t help him learn to dance to his wedding song. Secret #5 – Erase all memories of the two of you through the years when lines blurred for even the briefest of moments. And the one you never saw coming… Secret #6 – Definitely, don’t stand and object—someone else might just do it for you.

Thinking Childhood and Time

Arendt subscribes to the conventional vision whereby the child is not yet fully human but “is new in a world that is ... To that end, school is “the institution that we interpose between the private domain of the home and the world in ...

Thinking  Childhood  and Time

Thinking, Childhood, and Time: Contemporary Perspectives on the Politics of Education is an interdisciplinary exploration of the notion of childhood and its place in a philosophical education. Contributors consider children’s experiences of time, space, embodiment, and thinking. By acknowledging Hannah Arendt’s notion that every child brings a new beginning into the world, they address the question of how educators can be more responsive to the Otherness that childhood offers, while assuming that most educational models follow either a chronological model of child development or view children as human beings that are lacking. The contributors explore childhood as a philosophical concept in children, adults, and even beyond human beings—Childhood as a (forgotten) dimension of the world. Contributors also argue that a pedagogy that does not aim for an “exodus of childhood,” but rather responds to the arrival of a new human being responsibly (dialogically), fosters a deeper appreciation of the newness that children bring in order to sensitize us for our own Childhood as adults as well and allow us to welcome other forms of childhood in the world. As a whole, this book argues that the experience of natality, such as the beginning of life, is not chronologically determined, but rather can occur more than once in a human life and beyond. Scholars of philosophy, education, psychology, and childhood studies will find this book particularly useful.

The Artistic Guide to Chicago and the World s Columbian Exposition

Quite a number are returned to their parents , some , too delicate to brave a world unto which they have no well defined claim , find rest in unbroken slumber . About $ 7,000 per annum is required to pay the expenses of the Home ...

The Artistic Guide to Chicago and the World s Columbian Exposition


Emmanuel Levinas

Rather, the woman opens, from within that world, a dimension of humanity, of familiarity where the self can feel at home. Man thus experiences this event of hospitality as a coming home—as a coming back to his own self, ...

Emmanuel Levinas

Our era is profoundly marked by the phenomenon of exile and it is has become increasingly urgent to rethink the concept of exile and our stance towards it. This renewed reflection on the problem of exile brings to the fore a number of questions regarding the traditionally negative connotation of exile. Is there not another way to understand the condition of exile? Permeated with references to the 'stranger', the 'other' and 'exteriority', the philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas signifies a positive understanding of exile. This original and compelling book distills from Levinas's philosophy a wisdom of exile, for the first time shedding a positive light on the condition of exile itself. Abi Doukhan argues that Levinas's philosophy can be understood as a comprehensive philosophy of exile, from his ethics to his thoughts on society, love, knowledge, spirituality and art, thereby presenting a comprehensive view of the philosophy of Levinas himself as well as a renewed understanding of the wealth and contribution of exile to a given society.

Empty Houses

This non-exchange makes evident the increased demarcation between inside and outside, home and world—and between the spectacle of domesticity and the pleasures of the theater—that is characteristic both of the refortified Milliken home ...

Empty Houses

According to the dominant tradition of literary criticism, the novel is the form par excellence of the private individual. Empty Houses challenges this consensus by reexamining the genre's development from the mid-nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century and exploring what has until now seemed an anomaly--the frustrated theatrical ambitions of major novelists. Offering new interpretations of the careers of William Makepeace Thackeray, George Eliot, Henry James, James Joyce, and James Baldwin--writers known for mapping ever-narrower interior geographies--this book argues that the genre's inward-looking tendency has been misunderstood. Delving into the critical role of the theater in the origins of the novel of interiority, David Kurnick reinterprets the novel as a record of dissatisfaction with inwardness and an injunction to rethink human identity in radically collective and social terms. Exploring neglected texts in order to reread canonical ones, Kurnick shows that the theatrical ambitions of major novelists had crucial formal and ideological effects on their masterworks. Investigating a key stretch of each of these novelistic careers, he establishes the theatrical genealogy of some of the signal techniques of narrative interiority. In the process he illustrates how the novel is marked by a hunger for palpable collectivity, and argues that the genre's discontents have been a shaping force in its evolution. A groundbreaking rereading of the novel, Empty Houses provides new ways to consider the novelistic imagination.

Cyclical Movements in the Balance of Payments

A priori , there are many possibilities with regard to the general relationship between the home and the world cycles . The cyclical fluctuations in the home country may be particular to it , while the economic activity in the rest of ...

Cyclical Movements in the Balance of Payments


The Banner of Israel

The world outside the United States is to be British , if we read the prophecy aright , and in that case , given a ... It has spread from its little island home until now it possesses a third of the earth and rules over 400,00 1,000 of ...

The Banner of Israel


The Crime of Poverty

Italy, when the Roman power went forth to conquer the world, was the home of hardy husbandmen, independent and selfreliant. As fortunes grew, these men were drained off to the wars, evicted, driven out, and Italy was given up to sheep ...

The Crime of Poverty

Speeches and articles from 1877 to 1890 are all about poverty caused by the private property in land. The approach is different, adapted to the audience in question.

Summary of World Broadcasts

Amid strong protests at home and abroad, people could not help in asking what the United States' strategic motives are in committing such an atrocity. Some people speculated that it is testing the responses and attitudes of China and ...

Summary of World Broadcasts


Russian Music at Home and Abroad

... of peoples” (druzhba narodov).51 The Soviet Union considered the task of reconstitution unfinished between the two world wars and made an effort to finish the job, in large part with Hitler's help, in the run-up to the second.

Russian Music at Home and Abroad

This new collection views Russian music through the Greek triad of “the Good, the True, and the Beautiful” to investigate how the idea of "nation" embeds itself in the public discourse about music and other arts with results at times invigorating, at times corrupting. In our divided, post–Cold War, and now post–9/11 world, Russian music, formerly a quiet corner on the margins of musicology, has become a site of noisy contention. Richard Taruskin assesses the political and cultural stakes that attach to it in the era of Pussy Riot and renewed international tensions, before turning to individual cases from the nineteenth century to the present. Much of the volume is devoted to the resolutely cosmopolitan but inveterately Russian Igor Stravinsky, one of the major forces in the music of the twentieth century and subject of particular interest to composers and music theorists all over the world. Taruskin here revisits him for the first time since the 1990s, when everything changed for Russia and its cultural products. Other essays are devoted to the cultural and social policies of the Soviet Union and their effect on the music produced there as those policies swung away from Communist internationalism to traditional Russian nationalism; to the musicians of the Russian postrevolutionary diaspora; and to the tension between the compelling artistic quality of works such as Stravinsky’s Sacre du Printemps or Prokofieff’s Zdravitsa and the antihumanistic or totalitarian messages they convey. Russian Music at Home and Abroad addresses these concerns in a personal and critical way, characteristically demonstrating Taruskin’s authority and ability to bring living history out of the shadows.

Congressional Record

The idea of a world organization on the basis of law and At home nations prohibit fighting and the carrying of weapons justice should and does appeal to Americans more strongly than in the interest of peace , but abroad they glorify ...

Congressional Record

The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)