Download E-books Oglala Women: Myth, Ritual, and Reality (Women in Culture and Society) PDF

Based on interviews and lifestyles histories accrued over greater than twenty-five years of research at the Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota, Marla N. Powers conveys what it ability to be an Oglala lady. regardless of the parable of the Euramerican that sees Oglala ladies as not so good as males, and the Lakota fable that turns out them as improved, in truth, Powers argues, the jobs of female and male turn out to be complementary. in reality, she claims, Oglala ladies were greater in a position to adapt to the dominant white tradition and supply a lot of the steadiness and continuity of recent tribal existence. This wealthy ethnographic portrait considers the total context of Oglala life—religion, economics, medication, politics, previous age—and is more suitable via a number of smooth and historic photographs.

"It is a cheerful occasion whilst an exceptional scholarly paintings is rendered available to the final reader, in particular so whilst not one of the complexity of the subject material is sacrificed. Oglala Women is a protracted past due revisionary ethnography of local American culture."—Penny Skillman, San Francisco Chronicle Review

"Marla N. Powers's fantastic learn brought me to Oglala ladies 'portrayed from the views of Indians,' to ladies who didn't pity themselves and need no pity from others. . . . A courageous, thorough, and stimulating book."—Melody Graulich, Women's evaluation of Books

"Powers's new e-book is an complex weaving . . . and her synthesis brings all of those items right into a well-integrated and insightful entire, one that sheds new gentle at the value of girls and the way they've got tailored to the conditions of the final century."—Elizabeth S. Grobsmith, Nebraska History

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Download E-books The Rise of Japanese NGOs: Activism from Above (Routledge Contemporary Japan Series) PDF

By Kim D. Reimann

Over the earlier twenty years, non-governmental corporations (NGOs) have exploded in quantity and emerged as a brand new strength in overseas and transnational politics. Why, notwithstanding, perform a little nations still have extra lively NGO sectors than others?

Using the case of Japan, this booklet uncovers styles of convergence and divergence in degrees of activism throughout industrialized international locations and provides a two-level political cause of the increase of NGOs as an international phenomenon. the writer argues that activism has been cultivated from "above" and indicates the ways that political buildings and tactics on the family and foreign point have both inspired or discouraged activism. Japan, a past due developer when it comes to its variety of NGOs, supplied a negative political surroundings for NGO activism for many of the post-war interval. some time past twenty years, even though, as this example has replaced, NGOs became a visual participant as either critics and companions of the government.. utilizing the techniques of foreign political chance, norm socialization and transnational diffusion, Reimann lines the ways that family and foreign politics engage and advertise the increase of NGOs globally.

This booklet should be of curiosity to postgraduate scholars and lecturers operating in political technological know-how, diplomacy, sociology, coverage stories, Asian reviews, overseas improvement and environmental politics.

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Download E-books Apple Pie and Enchiladas: Latino Newcomers in the Rural Midwest PDF

The unexpected inflow of important numbers of Latinos to the agricultural Midwest stems from the recruitment of employees through foodstuff processing crops and small factories bobbing up in rural components. generally they paintings at back-breaking jobs that neighborhood citizens will not be prepared to take end result of the low wages and few merits. The zone has turn into the scene of dramatic switch regarding significant concerns dealing with our country—the intertwining of ethnic changes, prejudice, and poverty; the social impression of a low-wage staff as a result of company variations; and public coverage questions facing monetary improvement, taxation, and welfare payments.

In this thorough multidisciplinary examine, the authors discover each side of this ethnic divide and supply the 1st quantity to concentration comprehensively on Latinos within the quarter by way of linking demographic and qualitative research to explain what brings Latinos to the realm and the way they're being accommodated of their new groups. in fact that many Midwestern groups will be wasting inhabitants and dealing with a dearth of staff if no longer for Latino newbies. This discovering provides one other layer of social and financial complexity to the region's altering position within the international economic climate. The authors examine how Latinos healthy into an already fractured social panorama with tensions between townspeople, farmers, and others. The authors additionally display the optimism that lies within the competition of many Anglos to ethnic prejudice and racism.

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Download E-books The Beauty Trade: Youth, Gender, and Fashion Globalization (Oxford Studies in Gender and International Relations) PDF

By Angela B. McCracken

Whereas it's often trivialized, the enterprise of attractiveness is without doubt one of the most crucial worldwide industries, producing hundreds of thousands of bucks and implicating many extra internationally, from shoppers to company elites. As traits unfold so do rules approximately criteria of visual appeal and what's essential to glance strong and slot in -- criteria which are frequently prompted by way of principles approximately race, classification and gender norms. In attractiveness items, practices, and concepts of youngster in Guadalajara, Mexico, The attractiveness Trade takes heavily the query of no matter if and the way attractiveness norms are altering in terms of the globalizing attractiveness financial system. Angela B. V. McCracken considers who merits and who loses from good looks globalization and what this suggests for gender norms between formative years. Weaving jointly attention-grabbing ethnographic study on attractiveness practices and insights from political economic climate thought, the e-book provides a feminist research of the worldwide economic system of beauty.

Rather than an indication of frivolity, the sweetness economic climate is in detail attached to youth's social and fiscal improvement. beauty makeovers became a contemporary ceremony of passage for women, allowing social connections and differentiations, in addition to entrepreneurial actions. the worldwide good looks economic climate is a phenomenon generated by means of youth, ordinarily ladies, laboring in, educating, and eating good looks --- and longing for belonging and originality, utilizing each mechanism at their disposal to augment their visual appeal. As McCracken exhibits, globalization isn't really homogenizing good looks criteria to a Western perfect; relatively, it truly is diversifying good looks criteria. The attractiveness Trade explains how globalization, mixed with youth's wants for distinctiveness, is permitting the unfold of a range of attractiveness cultures, together with replacement visions of gender applicable seems to be and behaviour.

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Download E-books Human Rights and Asian Values: Contesting National Identities and Cultural Representations in Asia (Democracy in Asia) PDF

The Asian problem to the universality of human rights has sparked off excessive debate. This quantity takes a transparent stand for common rights, either theoretically and empirically, via analysing social and political tactics in a few East and Southeast Asian international locations. at the nationwide arenas, Asian values are associated with the fight among authoritarian and democratic forces, which either are inclined to exhibit stereotyped pictures of the 'west', yet with reversed meanings.

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Download E-books Small Firms and Innovation Policy in Japan (Routledge Contemporary Japan Series) PDF

This new e-book discusses the level to which the japanese economic climate encourages entrepreneurship and innovation.

Although Japan has a robust recognition as an innovator, a few humans argue that this recognition is lost. opposite to past expectancies, the united states instead of Japan emerged because the chief within the biotech industries within the Nineteen Nineties, and likewise many small organisations in Japan provide just a couple of – or simply one – different corporation, thereby proscribing their view of and the industrial possibilities inside of it. regardless of the rise of overseas patents, overseas medical citations and a good know-how exchange stability, the japanese innovation method is vulnerable in giving beginning to radical innovations.

The publication explores totally those concerns, making comparisons with different international locations the place applicable. It concludes that the japanese innovation process has either benefits and drawbacks and contributes to a greater knowing of the way coverage adjustments take place.

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Download E-books Gods of Our Fathers: The Memory of Egypt in Judaism and Christianity (Bibliographies and Indexes in Afro-American and African Stud) PDF

Gabriel deals a startling new examine Judaism and Christianity through trying to hint their ancient theological roots, to not the revelations of God, yet to the typical theological ancestor, the religions of old Egypt. utilizing new fabric just recently made on hand through archaeology, Gabriel exhibits how the theological premises of Christianity have been in lifestyles 3 thousand years ahead of Christ and the way the heresy of Akhenaten turned the resource for Moses' Judaism.

Gabriel starts off with the problem that the sunrise of man's moral judgment of right and wrong started in Egypt through 3400 BCE, lengthy sooner than the age of revelation within the West. Over the process 3000 years, Egyptian theologians built a whole theology of trinitarian monotheism, immortality of the soul, resurrection, and a autopsy judgment in the Osiris delusion. those innovations existed nowhere else within the historical international and have been handed on to Christianity. In 1200 BCE, the heretic pharaoh Akhenaten deserted Egyptian culture and invented his personal theology of a unmarried god, no immortal soul, no resurrection, and no autopsy judgment. this custom was once handed to the West via Moses whose Judaic theology is similar to Akhenaten's.

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Download E-books Confronting the Veil: Abram Harris Jr., E. Franklin Frazier, and Ralph Bunche, 1919-1941 PDF

By Jonathan Scott Holloway

During this booklet, Jonathan Holloway explores the early lives and careers of economist Abram Harris Jr., sociologist E. Franklin Frazier, and political scientist Ralph Bunche--three black students who taught at Howard collage through the New Deal and, jointly, shaped the vanguard of yank social technology radicalism.

Harris, Frazier, and Bunche represented the leading edge of the younger black radical intellectual-activists who dared to criticize the NAACP for its wary civil rights time table and observed within the turmoil of the good melancholy a chance to recommend class-based suggestions to what have been in general thought of racial difficulties. regardless of the wider method they known as for, either their advocates and their detractors had trouble seeing them as something yet "black intellectuals" conversing on "black issues."

A social and highbrow heritage of the trio, of Howard collage, and of black Washington, Confronting the Veil investigates the results of racialized pondering on Harris, Frazier, Bunche, and others who desired to imagine "beyond race--who estimated a employees' flow that may cast off racial divisiveness and who used social technology to illustrate the ways that race is built via social phenomena. eventually, the e-book sheds new mild on how humans have used race to constrain the chances of radical politics and social technological know-how thinking.

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Download E-books Fur Nation: From the Beaver to Brigitte Bardot (Writing Corporealities) PDF

By Chantal Nadeau

Fur Nation lines the interwoven relationships among sexuality, nationwide identification, and colonialism. Chantal Nadeau indicates how Canada, a white settler colony, bases its life and its nationhood on a fancy sexual financial system according to girls wrapped in fur.
Nadeau lines the centrality of fur via a sequence of fascinating case reviews, including:
* Hollywood's tackle the 330 yr background of the Hudson Bay corporation, based to take advantage of Canada's wealthy fur resources
* the lifetime of a postwar fur style photographer
* a Nineteen Fifties musical referred to as Fur Lady
* the conflict among Brigitte Bardot's anti-fur activists and the fur industry.
Nadeau highlights the relationship among 'fur women' - ladies donning, exploiting or selling furs - and the beaver, image of Canada and nature's grasp builder. She indicates how, in postcolonial Canada, the country is sexualised round girl copy and fur, that is either a vital consider financial improvement, and a strong image in which the kingdom itself is conceived and commodified. Fur Nation demonstrates that, for Canada, fur particularly is the material of a kingdom.

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Download E-books Latino Talent: Effective Strategies to Recruit, Retain and Develop Hispanic Professionals PDF

By Robert Rodriguez

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"Latino expertise is a useful source for someone drawn to studying approximately Hispanic american citizens within the place of work and in leveraging and maximizing their contributions. This specific book--written by way of knowledgeable who is deeply revered during this field--provides a pragmatic and compelling point of view on why corporations may still proceed to speculate in developing?this?young and more and more influential inhabitants segment."?
--RAYMOND ARROYO, leader range Officer, Aetna Inc., and President,?PRIMER

"Latino expertise is a must-read for variety and HR executives who're chargeable for Latino projects of their agencies. The booklet additionally offers justification as to why businesses have to increase the feel of urgency relating to their Latino-related office practices."
--TIM RICHMOND, vp, expertise Acquisition, Abbott Laboratories

"Latino expertise contains very good insights gleaned from practitioners within the box. Readers are uncovered to company most sensible practices in terms of Latino expertise administration projects. The techniques and options supplied in Latino expertise are confirmed, acceptable, and convey results."
--ISAIAS ZAMARRIPA, Director, expertise Acquisition, basic generators Corporation

"America has woke up to the big and becoming Latino demographic during this kingdom and now desires to faucet into this fast-growing client base. how to make inroads into this demographic is by way of construction your Latino expertise pool to allow them to create profitable courses that get effects. even if you are at a Fortune a thousand corporation, govt business enterprise, educational establishment, or not-for-profit association, you want to learn this strategic method of development your Latino leadership."
--ABE TOMAS HUGHES II, CEO, Hispanic Alliance for profession Enhancement (HACE)

"Employers attracted to maximizing the contributions of Latinos within the place of work will locate Latino expertise to be very worthy and functional. during this e-book, Dr. Rodriguez has performed vast study to assist businesses and staff construct bridges for realizing and inclusion."
--JULIE FASONE HOLDER, company vice chairman, Human Resources,
The Dow Chemical corporation

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