Contested Ethnicities and Images:Studies in Acts and Arts Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament David L. Balch
Contested Ethnicities and Images:Studies in Acts and Arts David L. Balch
Contested Culture:The Image, the Voice, and the Law Jane M. Gaines
Art and Modern Copyright:The Contested Image Elena Cooper
Cambridge Intellectual Property and Information Law, 47:Art and Modern Copyright, The Contested Image Elena Cooper
Robert A. Caro´s life of Lyndon Johnson, which began with the greatly acclaimed The Path to Power, also winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, continues - one of the richest, most intensive, and most revealing examinations ever undertaken of an American President. In Means of Ascent, the Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer/historian, chronicler also of Robert Moses in The Power Broker, carries Johnson through his service in World War II and the foundation of his long-concealed fortune and the facts behind the myths he created about it. But the explosive heart of the book is Caro´s revelation of the true story of the fiercely contested 1948 senatorial election, for 40 years shrouded in rumor, which Johnson had to win or face certain political death, and which he did win -- by ´´the 87 votes that changed history.´´ Caro makes us witness to a momentous turning point in American politics: the tragic last stand of the old politics versus the new - the politics of issue versus the politics of image, mass manipulation, money and electronic dazzle. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Grover Gardner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/013435/bk_adbl_013435_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An Unfinished Life describes the birth of the Kennedy dynasty, the complexity of Jack´s early years, and the mixture of adulation and resentment that tangled his relationships with his mother, Rose, and his father, Joseph. Forced into the shadow of his older brother, Joe, Jack struggled to find a place for himself until World War II, when he became a national hero and launched his career. Dallek reveals for the first time the full story of Kennedy´s wartime actions and the true details of how Joe was killed, opening the door to Jack´s ascendancy. Here is the gripping story of Jack´s transformation from an awkward speaker into a brilliant politician with irresistible charm. The audiobook carries us from Jack´s work as a senator from Massachusetts, through the fiercely contested 1960 campaign against Nixon, and takes us on to the White House itself. An Unfinished Life also discloses for the very first time that Kennedy was far sicker than we ever knew. While laboring to present an image of robust good health, Kennedy was secretly in and out of hospitals through-out his life, so ill that he was administered last rites on several different occasions. Here is a vivid portrait of a man who, because he knew how close he was to death, lived as much as he could - sometimes hurting others in the process. Never shying away from Kennedy´s weaknesses, Dallek also brilliantly explores his strengths. The result is a portrait of a bold, brave, human Kennedy, once again a hero. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard McGonagle. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/time/000295/bk_time_000295_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In recent years, a little-known research group called Forensic Architecture has begun using novel research methods to undertake a series of investigations into human rights abuses. Today, the group provides crucial evidence for international courts and works with a wide range of activist groups, NGOs, Amnesty International, and the UN. Forensic Architecture has created a new form of investigative practice, using architecture as an optical device to investigate armed conflicts and environmental destruction. In Forensic Architecture, Eyal Weizman, the group´s founder, provides an in-depth introduction to the history, practice, assumptions, potentials, and double binds of this practice. Weizman has collected an extensive array of images, maps, and detailed documentation that records the intricate work the group has performed across the globe. Weizman offers Forensic Architecture case studies that include the analysis of the shrapnel fragments in a room struck by drones in Pakistan, the resolution of a contested shooting in the West Bank, the architectural reconstruction of a secret Syrian detention center from the memory of its survivors, a blow-by-blow account of a day-long battle in Gaza, and an investigation of environmental violence in the Guatemalan highlands
´´William Deverell and Anne Hyde have a keen eye for evocative documents, and their introductions to both chapters and individual primary sources in these volumes are superb. There is simply no other document reader like Shaped by the West. It is an essential learning tool in courses that teach not only the content of western history but also the methods and practices of History as a discipline. I will assign these books as long as they remain in print. If and when they go out of print, I will have to retire.´´?Susan Lee Johnson, Professor of History, University of Wisconsin-Madison ?These wonderful volumes provide western voices for conversations of national importance in every era, from the origin stories of Native nations, through the arrival of European colonizers and the independence and growth of the United States, and up to the contemporary debates over civil rights, immigration restriction, and water conservation. Provocative primary sources are introduced with expert framing, matching nicely with what is traditionally covered in the chapters of a U.S. survey textbook. As history is increasingly globalized, this wider perspective on U.S. history is more attractive than ever.??Adam Arenson, Associate Professor of History and Director of the Urban Studies Program, Manhattan College ´´With a wide net and razor-sharp eyes, Hyde and Deverell gather together a terrific body of documents to help students grapple with the extraordinary complexity of Western history and with the joys of primary sources. Rather than one West, the documents reveal many Wests, always changing, always struggling over resources, always home to extraordinary and diverse cultures.´´?Gregory Downs, Professor of History, University of California, Davis´´It is hard to imagine more informed guides to the North American West than Deverell and Hyde. These judicious selections create a montage that reveals the history of the region in all its variety and complexity.´´?Richard White, Margaret Byrne Professor of American History, Stanford University´´Shaped by the West is the most complete and up-to-date primary source reader on the U.S. West. Deverell and Hyde introduce students to cutting-edge debates in the field and challenge them to connect regional and national histories. Thought-provoking reading questions, stunning images, and diverse primary sources make it an essential text for U.S. survey and western history courses.´´?Stacey L. Smith, Associate Professor of History, Oregon State University ´´When selecting readings for our undergraduate students, Western historians are accustomed to making difficult and even painful choices that ultimately fail to satisfy our desires to link the contested Western past to the ongoing consequences of conquest in the Western present. The two-volume reader Anne Hyde and Bill Deverell have re-designed will ease these familiar frustrations with primary sources that compellingly answer and inspire students´ provocative questions while sharing introductory essays and source annotations that offer nuance and context. As the authors note, ´´the West is a troubled place in early twenty-first-century America,´´ and their textbooks equip all of us to address the origins and implications of those troubles squarely in our classrooms.´´?Katrina Jagodinsky, author of Legal Codes and Talking Trees: Indigenous Women?s Sovereignty in the Sonoran and Puget Sound Borderlands, 1854-1946 and Susan J. Rosowski Associate Professor of History at University of Nebraska Lincoln