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Global Homophobia - States, Movements, and the Politics of Oppression (Hardcover, New): Meredith L. Weiss, Michael J. Bosia Global Homophobia - States, Movements, and the Politics of Oppression (Hardcover, New)
Meredith L. Weiss, Michael J. Bosia
R1,990 Discovery Miles 19 900 Special order

While homophobia is commonly characterized as individual and personal prejudice, this collection of essays instead explores homophobia as a transnational political phenomenon. Contributors theorize homophobia as a distinct configuration of repressive state-sponsored policies and practices with their own causes, explanations, and effects on how sexualities are understood and experienced in a range of national contexts. The essays include a broad range of geographic cases, including France, Ecuador, Iran, Lebanon, Poland, Singapore, and the United States.

Historical Dictionary of the Dirty Wars (Hardcover, Third Edition): Olga Vilella Historical Dictionary of the Dirty Wars (Hardcover, Third Edition)
Olga Vilella
R1,773 Discovery Miles 17 730 Special order

The Historical Dictionary of the Dirty Wars covers the period 1954-1990 in South America, when authoritarian regimes waged war on subversion, both real and imagined. The term "dirty war" (guerra sucia), though originally associated with the military dictatorship in Argentina from 1976 to 1983, has since been applied to neighboring dictatorships in Paraguay (1954-1989), Brazil (1964-1985), Bolivia (1971-1981), Uruguay (1973-1985), and Chile (1973-1990). Although the concept is by no means peculiar to Latin America-the term has become a byword for state-sponsored repression anywhere in the world-these regimes were among its most notorious practitioners. In the mid-1970s they joined forces-along with Ecuador and Peru-to create Operation Condor, a top-secret network of military dictatorships that kidnapped, tortured, and disappeared one another's political opponents. Their death squads operated both nationally and internationally, sometimes beyond the region. This third edition of Historical Dictionary of the Dirty Wars contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 400 cross-referenced entries on the countries themselves; guerrilla and political movements that provoked (though by no means exonerated) governmental reaction; leading guerrilla, human-rights, military, and political figures; local, regional, and international human-rights organizations; expressions of cultural resistance (art, film, literature, music, and theater); and artistic figures (filmmakers, novelists, and playwrights) whose works attempted to represent or resist the period of repression. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the dirty wars of South America

To Serve the Enemy - Informers, Collaborators, and the Laws of Armed Conflict (Hardcover): Shane Darcy To Serve the Enemy - Informers, Collaborators, and the Laws of Armed Conflict (Hardcover)
Shane Darcy
R1,784 Discovery Miles 17 840 Special order

A constant yet oftentimes concealed practice in war has been the use of informers and collaborators by parties to an armed conflict. Despite the prevalence of such activity, and the serious and at times fatal consequences that befall those who collaborate with an enemy, international law applicable in times of armed conflict does not squarely address the phenomenon. The recruitment, use and treatment of informers and other collaborators is addressed only partially and at times indirectly by international humanitarian law. In this book, Shane Darcy examines the development and application of the relevant rules and principles of the laws of armed conflict in relation to collaboration. With a primary focus on international humanitarian law as may be applicable to various forms of collaboration, the book also offers an assessment of the relevance of human rights and considers how the phenomenon of collaboration has been addressed post-conflict.

Memoirs from the Women's Prison (Paperback, Reissue): Nawal El-Saadawi Memoirs from the Women's Prison (Paperback, Reissue)
Nawal El-Saadawi; Translated by Marilyn Booth
R289 R272 Discovery Miles 2 720 Save R17 (6%) Special order

Often likened to Rigoberta Menchu and Nadine Gordimer, Nawal El Saadawi is one of the world's leading feminist authors. Director of Health and Education in Cairo, she was summarily dismissed from her post in 1972 for her political writing and activities. In 1981 she was imprisoned by Anwar Sadat for alleged "crimes against the State" and was not released until after his assassination. "Memoirs from the Women's Prison" offers both first hand witness to women's resistance to state violence and fascinating insights into the formation of women's community. Saadawi describes how political prisoners, both secular intellectuals and Islamic revivalists, forged alliances to demand better conditions and to maintain their sanity in the confines of their cramped cell. Saadawi's haunting prose makes Memoirs an important work of twentieth-century literature. Recognized as a classic of prison writing, it touches all who are concerned with political oppression, intellectual freedom, and personal dignity.

State Repression and the Labors of Memory (Hardcover): Elizabeth Jelin State Repression and the Labors of Memory (Hardcover)
Elizabeth Jelin
R1,268 Discovery Miles 12 680 Special order

Hearing the news from South America at the turn of the millennium can be like traveling in time: here are the trials of Pinochet, the searches for "the disappeared" in Argentina, the investigation of the death of former president Goulart in Brazil, the Peace Commission in Uruguay, the Archive of Terror in Paraguay, a Truth Commission in Peru. As societies struggle to come to terms with the past and with the vexing questions posed by ineradicable memories, this wise book offers guidance. Combining a concrete sense of present urgency and a theoretical understanding of social, political, and historical realities, State Repression and the Labors of Memory fashions tools for thinking about and analyzing the presences, silences, and meanings of the past. With unflappable good judgment and fairness, Elizabeth Jelin clarifies the often muddled debates about the nature of memory, the politics of struggles over memories of historical injustice, the relation of historiography to memory, the issue of truth in testimony and traumatic remembrance, the role of women in Latin American attempts to cope with the legacies of military dictatorships, and problems of second-generation memory and its transmission and appropriation. Jelin's work engages European and North American theory in its exploration of the various ways in which conflicts over memory shape individual and collective identities, as well as social and political cleavages. In doing so, her book exposes the enduring consequences of repression for social processes in Latin America, and at the same time enriches our general understanding of the fundamentally conflicted and contingent nature of memory. A timely exploration of the nature ofmemory and its political uses.

Troubled Tiger - Businessmen, Bureaucrats and Generals in South Korea (Paperback, 2nd New edition): Mark L. Clifford Troubled Tiger - Businessmen, Bureaucrats and Generals in South Korea (Paperback, 2nd New edition)
Mark L. Clifford
R803 Discovery Miles 8 030 Special order

In this new edition of Clifford's widely acclaimed book, the author expands his analysis of modern Korea to include the dramatic events of recent years. These include the imprisonment and sentencing of two former presidents of South Korea for their role in the Kwangju uprising and on various charges of corruption, the death of Kim Il Sung in the North and the resultant exacerbation of the instability of the North-South standoff, with all its military/nuclear implications, and recent labor and student protests.

Narrating Trauma - On the Impact of Collective Suffering (Paperback): Ronald Eyerman, Jeffrey C Alexander, Elizabeth Butler... Narrating Trauma - On the Impact of Collective Suffering (Paperback)
Ronald Eyerman, Jeffrey C Alexander, Elizabeth Butler Breese
R1,034 Discovery Miles 10 340 Special order

In case studies that examine wrenching historical and contemporary crises across five continents, cultural sociologists analyze the contingencies of trauma construction and their fateful social impact. How do some events get coded as traumatic and others which seem equally painful and dramatic not? Why do culpable groups often escape being categorized as perpetrators? Why are some horrendously injured parties not seen as victims? Why do some trauma constructions lead to moral restitution and justice, while others narrow solidarity and trigger future violence? Expanding the pioneering cultural approach to trauma, contributors from around the world provide answers to these important questions. Because Mao s trauma narrative gave victim status only to workers, the postwar revolutionary government provided no cultural and emotional space for the Chinese people to process their massive casualties in the war against Japan. Even as the emerging Holocaust narrative enlarged moral sensibilities on a global scale, the Jewish experience in Europe exacerbated Israeli antagonism to Arabs and desensitized them to Palestinian suffering. Because postwar Germans came to see themselves as perpetrators of the Holocaust, the massively destructive Allied fire bombings of German cities could not become a widely experience cultural trauma. Because political polarization in Columbia blocked the possibilities for common narration, kidnapping were framed as private misfortunes rather than public problems. Because Poland s postwar Communist government controlled framing for the 1940 Katyn Massacre, the mass killing of Polish military officers was told as an anti-Nazi not an anti-Soviet story, and neither individual victims nor the Polish nation could grieve. If Japanese defeat in World War II was framed as moral collapse, why has the nation s construction of victims, heroes, and perpetrators remained ambiguous and unresolved? How did the Kosovo trauma remain central to Serbian history, providing a powerful rationale for state violence, despite the changing contours and contingencies of Serbian history?"

Red Star Over Hollywood - The Film Colony's Long Romance with the Left (Paperback, New Ed): Ronald Radosh Red Star Over Hollywood - The Film Colony's Long Romance with the Left (Paperback, New Ed)
Ronald Radosh
R339 R279 Discovery Miles 2 790 Save R60 (18%) Special order

Until now, Hollywood's political history has been dominated by a steady stream of films and memoirs decrying the nightmare of the Red Scare. But Ronald and Allis Radosh show that the real drama of that era lay in the story of the movie stars, directors and especially screenwriters who joined the Communist Party or traveled in its orbit, and made the Party the focus of their political and social lives. The authors' most controversial discovery is that during the investigations of the House Committee on Un-American Activities, the Hollywood Reds themselves were beset by doubts and disagreements about their disloyalty to America, and their own treatment by the Communist Party. Abandoned by their old CP allies, they faced the Blacklist alone.

Islamophobia - Hatred & Bigotry in the Heart of the United Kingdom (Paperback): Fiyaz Mughal Islamophobia - Hatred & Bigotry in the Heart of the United Kingdom (Paperback)
Fiyaz Mughal
R406 Discovery Miles 4 060 Special order

How, and why, have perceptions of Muslims changed in our society? What does this mean for Muslims growing up today? What has triggered large spikes in anti-Muslim prejudice and hatred, following the Brexit referendum and election of Donald Trump? Offering an informed overview of a frighteningly common issue experienced by Muslims today, this book examines the changes in perception of Muslims that have taken place in recent years. Fiyaz Mughal combines his experience of growing up as a Muslim in the UK, decades of involvement in activism and politics, and his own analysis to deliver a critical discussion of this increasingly alarming reality. Looking at how decisions by the media and governments have been counter-productive in reducing anti-Muslim hatred, and the impact of Brexit and Donald Trump, this expose reveals an uncomfortable truth about the impact of Islamophobia on the lives of Muslims in Western societies today.

Bitter Flowers, Sweet Flowers - East Timor, Indonesia, and the World Community (Paperback): Richard Tanter, Mark Selden,... Bitter Flowers, Sweet Flowers - East Timor, Indonesia, and the World Community (Paperback)
Richard Tanter, Mark Selden, Stephen R. Shalom
R1,001 Discovery Miles 10 010 Special order

East Timor is at last, and at terrible human cost, firmly on the road to independence. The significance of its passage to freedom-for its people, for Asia, and for the world-is manifold. This volume offers a comprehensive overview of East Timor's travail and its triumph in its international context. East Timor's independence constitutes one of the final and most poignant moments in a long and bitter history of European colonization and decolonization. For the people of East Timor, independence from Portugal in 1975 was only the beginning of a new struggle against Indonesian invaders a struggle that took the lives of 200,000 East Timorese and one that is by no means over. The case of East Timor, both during and after the Cold War, provides a litmus test for issues of international responsibility, posing questions of double standards in unusually clear-cut form. It reveals the active support by the United States and other powers for the military forces of Indonesia throughout the years of that nation's invasion and repression of East Timor, until 1998 when the collapse of the Indonesian dictatorship ushered in a new phase in the East Timorese struggle. Contributions by: Peter Bartu, Noam Chomsky, Richard Falk, Geoffrey C. Gunn, Peter Hayes, Wade Huntley, Gerry Van Klinken, Helene Van Klinken, Arnold S. Kohen, Allan Nairn, Sarah Niner, Constancio Pinto, Geoffrey Robinson, Joao Mariano Saldanha, Charles Scheiner, Mark Selden, Stephen R. Shalom, and Richard Tanter."

Paramilitary Imprisonment in Northern Ireland - Resistance, Management, and Release (Hardcover): Kieran McEvoy Paramilitary Imprisonment in Northern Ireland - Resistance, Management, and Release (Hardcover)
Kieran McEvoy
R2,324 Discovery Miles 23 240 Special order

This book offers an analysis of paramilitary imprisonment in Northern Ireland, in particular the thirty year struggle concerning the prisoners' assertion of their political status. Based upon interviews with former prisoners and staff, this book locates that experience within the broader literature on imprisonment. Four forms of prisoner resistance are examined including dirty protest and hunger strike; violence, destruction, and intimidation; escape; and resorts to the law. In addition three models of prison management are developed including reactive containment, criminalization, and managerialism. Finally the book considers the release of paramilitary prisoners and its relevance to the conflict resolution process in Northern Ireland.

Consent of the Damed - Ordinary Argentinians in the Dirty War (Hardcover): David M.K. Sheinin Consent of the Damed - Ordinary Argentinians in the Dirty War (Hardcover)
David M.K. Sheinin
R1,375 Discovery Miles 13 750 Special order

Under violent military dictatorship, Operation Condor and the Dirty War scarred Argentina from the mid-1970s to the early 1980s, leaving behind a legacy of repression, state terror, and political murder. Even today, the now-democratic Argentine government attempts to repair the damage of these atrocities by making human rights a policy priority. But what about the "other "Dirty War, during which Argentine civilians--including indigenous populations and foreign powers ignored and even abetted the state s vicious crimes against humanity? In this groundbreaking new work, David Sheinin draws on previously classified Argentine government documents, human rights lawsuits, and archived propaganda to illustrate the military-constructed fantasy of bloodshed as a public defense of human rights.Exploring the reactions of civilians and the international community to the daily carnage, Sheinin unearths how compliance with the dictatorship perpetuated the violence that defined a nation. This new approach to the history of human rights in Argentina will change how we understand dictatorship, democracy, and state terror."

The Intestines of the State - Youth, Violence, and Belated Histories in the Cameroon Grassfields (Hardcover): Nicolas Pandely... The Intestines of the State - Youth, Violence, and Belated Histories in the Cameroon Grassfields (Hardcover)
Nicolas Pandely Argenti
R1,882 Discovery Miles 18 820 Special order

The young people of the Cameroon Grassfields have been subject to a long history of violence and political marginalization. For centuries the main victims of the slave trade, they became prime targets for forced labor campaigns under a series of colonial rulers. Today's youth remain at the bottom of the fiercely hierarchical and polarized societies of the Grassfields, and it is their response to centuries of exploitation that Nicolas Pandely Argenti takes up in this absorbing and original book. Beginning his study with a political analysis of youth in the Grassfields from the eighteenth century to the present, Argenti pays special attention to the repeated violent revolts staged by young victims of political oppression. He then combines this history with extensive ethnographic fieldwork in the Oku chiefdom, discovering that the specter of past violence lives on in the masked dance performances that have earned intense devotion from today's youth. Argenti contends that by evoking the imagery of past cataclysmic events, these masquerades allow young Oku men and women to address the inequities they face in their relations with elders and state authorities today.

The Israeli Palestinians - An Arab Minority in the Jewish State (Paperback, annotated edition): Alexander Bligh The Israeli Palestinians - An Arab Minority in the Jewish State (Paperback, annotated edition)
Alexander Bligh
R1,088 Discovery Miles 10 880 Special order

One of the most crucial issues to affect national policy in the state of Israel is that of relations between its Jewish and Arab citizens. The confrontation of October 2000 demonstrated the explosive potential of the unresolved dilemmas posed by these relations.
This edited collection offers the academic community and the general public a comprehensive analysis of the most significant factors to have contributed to current conditions. The writers are all leading experts in their respective fields, covering history, sociology and politics and offering a variety of viewpoints and methodologies. This should prove useful reading for all concerned with Israeli-Arab relations in the Jewish state for years to come.

Citizens & Cannibals - The French Revolution, the Struggle for Modernity, and the Origins of Ideological Terror (Hardcover):... Citizens & Cannibals - The French Revolution, the Struggle for Modernity, and the Origins of Ideological Terror (Hardcover)
Eli Sagan
R615 Discovery Miles 6 150 Special order

Why did the French Revolution, informed by Enlightenment principles of liberty, equality, and fraternity, end in the Great Reign of Terror? How could once moral citizens transform themselves into bloodthirsty "guillotine cannibals" bent on slaughtering their political opponents? For generations, these questions have mystified historians. Until now. In Citizens and Cannibals, noted scholar Eli Sagan argues that France's failed evolution into a modern state introduced to the world a previously unknown scourge with catastrophic consequences: ideological terror. France's passage into social and political modernity held for its citizens both great promise and great anxiety. Sagan analyzes this anxiety and demonstrates why the ensuing ideological terror is common to many societies in transition, including the transformations of Weimar to Nazi Germany, Czarist to Soviet Russia, and agrarian to Communist China. While the French Revolution may have introduced ideological terror to the world, Sagan makes it clear that Hitler, Stalin, and other dictators have perpetuated its existence time after time. In fact, Sagan concludes that the seeds of ideological terror remain present in all modernizing societies, at all times, and if given the proper conditions they will germinate in a very predictable way. As in his previous books, Sagan explores the past to illuminate the political strengths and moral shortcomings of all democratic societies, past, present, and future. With this brilliant new analysis of the French Revolution, he reminds us once again that the past can still teach us a great deal about our modern predicament specifically, why all political progress must come at grave cost. Citizens and Cannibals is a rigorous work of history and profound psychological insight that offers readers the most comprehensive explanation of the great ambiguities and contradictions of the modern world."

Becoming a Subject - Political Prisoners during the Greek Civil War, 1945-1950 (Hardcover): Polymeris Voglis Becoming a Subject - Political Prisoners during the Greek Civil War, 1945-1950 (Hardcover)
Polymeris Voglis
R1,671 R1,491 Discovery Miles 14 910 Save R180 (11%) Special order

Focusing on the Greek Civil War (1946-1949), the last major conflict in Europe before the end of the Cold War, this study examines the political prisoners whose fate encapsulates the dramatic conflicts and contradictions of that dark era. Based on new sources such as prisoners' letters, memoirs, and official reports, the author describes the life of the prisoners and the effect the prison adminsitration and the prisoners' collective had on their personality. Drawing comparisons to political prisoners in Germany and Spain, the author sheds new light on our understanding of the ideologies and policies and their effect on individuals, which marked European history in the 20th century.

The Architecture of Oppression - The SS, Forced Labor and the Nazi Monumental Building Economy (Hardcover): Paul B. Jaskot The Architecture of Oppression - The SS, Forced Labor and the Nazi Monumental Building Economy (Hardcover)
Paul B. Jaskot
R2,573 Discovery Miles 25 730 Special order


This book re-evaluates the architectural history of Nazi Germany and looks at the development of the forced-labour concentration camp system. Through an analysis of such major Nazi building projects as the Nuremberg Party Rally Grounds and the rebuilding of Berlin, Jaskot ties together the development of the German building economy, state architectural goals and the rise of the SS as a political and economic force. As a result, The Architecture of Oppression contributes to our understanding of the conjunction of culture and politics in the Nazi period as well as the agency of architects and SS administrators in enabling this process.

eBook available with sample pages: 0203007670

Lenin's Terror - The Ideological Origins of Early Soviet State Violence (Hardcover): James Ryan Lenin's Terror - The Ideological Origins of Early Soviet State Violence (Hardcover)
James Ryan
R2,679 Discovery Miles 26 790 Special order

This book explores the development of Lenin's thinking on violence throughout his career, from the last years of the Tsarist regime in Russia through to the 1920s and the New Economic Policy, and provides an important assessment of the significance of ideological factors for understanding Soviet state violence as directed by the Bolshevik leadership during its first years in power. It highlights the impact of the First World War, in particular its place in Bolshevik discourse as a source of legitimating Soviet state violence after 1917, and explains the evolution of Bolshevik dictatorship over the half decade during which Lenin led the revolutionary state. It examines the militant nature of the Leninist worldview, Lenin's conception of the revolutionary state, the evolution of his understanding of "dictatorship of the proletariat", and his version of "just war". The book argues that ideology can be considered primarily important for understanding the violent and dictatorial nature of the early Soviet state, at least when focused on the party elite, but it is also clear that ideology cannot be understood in a contextual vacuum. The oppressive nature of Tsarist rule, the bloodiness of the First World War, and the vulnerability of the early Soviet state as it struggled to survive against foreign and domestic opponents were of crucial significance. The book sets Lenin's thinking on violence within the wider context of a violent world.

The Caged Ones (Paperback, illustrated edition): U Hla,Ludu The Caged Ones (Paperback, illustrated edition)
U Hla,Ludu; Illustrated by U Wa Thone
R324 R264 Discovery Miles 2 640 Save R60 (19%) Special order

This is the sensitive account of a political prisoner in Burma in the 1950s, with portraits of teenage fellow prisoners and the impact of incarceration on young lives.

The Heart of the War in Colombia (Paperback): Constanza Ardila-Galvez The Heart of the War in Colombia (Paperback)
Constanza Ardila-Galvez; Translated by Alice Jay
R307 Discovery Miles 3 070 Special order

This is a testimony of those whose lives have been torn asunder by war and displacement in Colombia. It seeks to accomplish the impossible task of giving it a human face, a depth of social and political analysis, carried out by its very lucid participants, to the ongoing violence. The book shows the importance of childhood and the treatment of children in situations of social conflict and poverty; it maps the psychological rehabilitation of people who have suffered in themselves and within their families, violence, abuse, murder and disappearances; it provides an account of displacement and elucidates the causes of the ongoing war and violence in Colombia. It has as its basis the opinions and feelings of women and men who are often disregarded when talking about the war in Colombia: the "campesinos" who make up the activists and cannon fodder for both sides of the conflict. This is a people's history. It is done with the conscious aim of working towards improving the future, towards an end to the conflict, by learning from the past.

Protest, Repression and Political Regimes - An Empirical Analysis of Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa (Paperback): Sabine... Protest, Repression and Political Regimes - An Empirical Analysis of Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa (Paperback)
Sabine C. Carey
R827 Discovery Miles 8 270 Special order

This volume investigates the relationship between protest, repression and political regimes in Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa. Considering how different political regimes use repression and respond to popular protest, this book analyzes the relationship between protest and repression in Africa and Latin America between the late 1970s and the beginning of the twenty first century. Drawing on theories, multi-method empirical analyses and case studies, the author of this volume sets out to investigate the reciprocal dynamics between protest and repression. Distinctive features of this volume include: quantitative analyses that highlight general trends in the protest-repression relationship case studies of different political regimes in Chile and Nigeria, emphasising the dynamics at the micro-level an emphasis on the importance of full democratization in order to reduce the risk, and intensity, of intra-state conflict Focusing on political regimes in different areas of the world, Protest, Repression and Political Regimes will be of vital interest to students and scholars of conflict studies, human rights and social movements.

International Responsibility and Grave Humanitarian Crises - Collective Provision for Human Security (Hardcover, New): Hannes... International Responsibility and Grave Humanitarian Crises - Collective Provision for Human Security (Hardcover, New)
Hannes Peltonen
R2,670 Discovery Miles 26 700 Special order

This book examines responsibility in grave humanitarian crises, focusing on the international community's collective responsibility to take action in such cases as genocide or ethnic cleansing. The idea of collective responsibility highlights how we would like to see the global level primarily as something more akin to a community of peoples, rather than as a society of states in which other international and transnational actors operate. Since the acceptance of human rights, and in view of the atrocities of the Holocaust and other genocides, we have realized that some things concern us all: a realization that has led to the development of the responsibility to protect (R2P) framework. This book focuses on understanding the international community and its collective responsibility. Unlike the research frameworks put forward in other publications on this topic, the research model developed here does not distribute the collective responsibility to particular actors; instead, it sets out how the burden should be divided among those actors responsible in order to protect human security on a global scale. This book will be of interest to students of humanitarian intervention, the responsibility to protect, international law, peace and conflict studies, and international relations in general.

The Prison Memoirs of a Japanese Woman (Hardcover): Kaneko Fumiko, Mikiso Hane, Jean Inglis The Prison Memoirs of a Japanese Woman (Hardcover)
Kaneko Fumiko, Mikiso Hane, Jean Inglis
R2,568 Discovery Miles 25 680 Special order

Kaneko Fumiko (1903-1926) wrote this memoir while in prison after being convicted of plotting to assassinate the Japanese emperor. Despite an early life of misery, deprivation, and hardship, she grew up to be a strong and independent young woman. When she moved to Tokyo in 1920, she gravitated to left-wing groups and eventually joined with the Korean nihilist Pak Yeol to form a two-person nihilist organization. Two days after the Great Tokyo Earthquake, in a general wave of anti-leftist and anti-Korean hysteria, the authorities arrested the pair and charged them with high treason. Defiant to the end (she hanged herself in prison on July 23, 1926), Kaneko Fumiko wrote this memoir as an indictment of the society that oppressed her, the family that abused and neglected her, and the imperial system that drove her to her death.

Prolegomena - To a Study of the Return of the Repressed in History (Paperback): Clifford Harper Prolegomena - To a Study of the Return of the Repressed in History (Paperback)
Clifford Harper
R213 R198 Discovery Miles 1 980 Save R15 (7%) Special order

I don't want to do anything subversive - I just want to destroy capitalism. A collection of 'ultra' prose and poetry from 300 years of outrage, passion, sarcasm and wit. Quotes, rants, declarations and blood-curdling warcries. This is utterly brilliant, and is finally reprinted here (from an obscure edition first published in the 60s) in a new edition edited, introduced, and illustrated by Clifford Harper. "Death to middle-class society, and long live anarchism!"

Bitter Flowers, Sweet Flowers - East Timor, Indonesia, and the World Community (Hardcover): Richard Tanter, Mark Selden,... Bitter Flowers, Sweet Flowers - East Timor, Indonesia, and the World Community (Hardcover)
Richard Tanter, Mark Selden, Stephen R. Shalom
R2,067 Discovery Miles 20 670 Special order

East Timor is at last, and at terrible human cost, firmly on the road to independence. The significance of its passage to freedom-for its people, for Asia, and for the world-is manifold. This volume offers a comprehensive overview of East Timor's travail and its triumph in its international context. East Timor's independence constitutes one of the final and most poignant moments in a long and bitter history of European colonization and decolonization. For the people of East Timor, independence from Portugal in 1975 was only the beginning of a new struggle against Indonesian invaders a struggle that took the lives of 200,000 East Timorese and one that is by no means over. The case of East Timor, both during and after the Cold War, provides a litmus test for issues of international responsibility, posing questions of double standards in unusually clear-cut form. It reveals the active support by the United States and other powers for the military forces of Indonesia throughout the years of that nation's invasion and repression of East Timor, until 1998 when the collapse of the Indonesian dictatorship ushered in a new phase in the East Timorese struggle. Contributions by: Peter Bartu, Noam Chomsky, Richard Falk, Geoffrey C. Gunn, Peter Hayes, Wade Huntley, Gerry Van Klinken, Helene Van Klinken, Arnold S. Kohen, Allan Nairn, Sarah Niner, Constancio Pinto, Geoffrey Robinson, Joao Mariano Saldanha, Charles Scheiner, Mark Selden, Stephen R. Shalom, and Richard Tanter."

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