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Radio Soundings - South Africa And The Black Modern (Paperback): Liz Gunner Radio Soundings - South Africa And The Black Modern (Paperback)
Liz Gunner
R350 R278 Discovery Miles 2 780 Save R72 (21%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

The radio in Africa has shaped culture by allowing listeners to negotiate modern identities and sometimes fast-changing lifestyles. Through the medium of voice and mediated sound, listeners on the station – known as Radio Bantu, then Radio Zulu, and finally Ukhozi FM – shaped new understandings of the self, family and social roles.

Through particular genres such as radio drama, fuelled by the skills of radio actors and listeners, an array of debates, choices and mistakes were unpacked daily for decades. This was the unseen literature of the auditory, the drama of the airwaves, which at its height shaped the lives of millions of listeners in urban and rural places in South Africa. Radio became a conduit for many talents squeezed aside by apartheid repression. Besides Winnie Mahlangu and K.E. Masinga and a host of other talents opened by radio, the exiles Lewis Nkosi and Bloke Modisane made a niche and a network of identities and conversations which stretched from the heart of Harlem to the American South. Nkosi and Modisane were working respectively in BBC Radio drama and a short-lived radio transcription centre based in London which drew together the threads of activism and creativity from both Black America and the African continent at a critical moment of the late empire.

Radio Soundings is a fascinating study that shows how, throughout its history, Zulu radio has made a major impact on community, everyday life and South African popular culture, voicing a range of subjectivities which gave its listeners a place in the modern world.

Bio Dict of American Indian Histo (Paperback, Rev. ed): Bio Dict of American Indian Histo (Paperback, Rev. ed)
R766 Discovery Miles 7 660 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In this updated edition of "Who Was Who in Native American History", Waldman profiles men and women who have made significant contributions to Native American history, such as Native American warrior William Apess, the Pequot leader of the peaceful "Mashpee Revolt", and the Fox anthropologist William Jones. 57 photos.

Sapelo's People - A Long Walk Into Freedom (Paperback, New ed): William S. McFeely Sapelo's People - A Long Walk Into Freedom (Paperback, New ed)
William S. McFeely
R414 R355 Discovery Miles 3 550 Save R59 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In this moving and original work, William S. McFeely, one of this country's most distinguished historians, retells the history and enters into the current-day lives of the people who inhabit Sapelo's Island off the coast of Georgia, descendants of slaves who once worked its huge cotton plantations. It is at once a richly detailed work of historical reconstruction, a sensitive portrait of the lives of black Americans in this particular place and in our own time, and a moving meditation on race by a writer who has made its painful dilemmas his life's work as a historian."

The Zionist Entity - The Jewish State In The 21st Century (Paperback): David Levy The Zionist Entity - The Jewish State In The 21st Century (Paperback)
David Levy
R392 Discovery Miles 3 920 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The product of malicious leftwingism, anti-Semitism and relentless big media bias, global hostility to the State of Israel appears to constitute an expanding ideological fashion, which is to say a monkey-see-monkey-do phenomenon lacking a rational basis, driving fantastical propaganda claims, acts of terrorism and war. The Zionist Entity: The Jewish State In The 21st Century focuses on some key elements, in particular the term "occupation" which tends to be disingenuously applied to the Israel-Palestine relationship.

Big media's slanted journalism not only encourages the spread of anti-Semitism, but damages the prospects for a peace settlement and helps sustain abusive administrative regimes in Gaza and the West Bank. Likewise American pressure. All considered, resolution of the conflict may lie somewhere in the distant future.

The author, David Levy, offers a unique perspective on Israel and its future, based on conversations with members of Israel's religious right, an anti-Israel Jewish academic, the ex-wife of the founder of Fatah, an intelligence specialist, a Holocaust authority, a former Knesset member, and others.

Mediation in Contemporary Native American Fiction (Paperback, New Ed): James Ruppert Mediation in Contemporary Native American Fiction (Paperback, New Ed)
James Ruppert
R450 Discovery Miles 4 500 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Mediation is the term James Ruppert uses to describe his important new theory of reading Native American fiction. Focusing on novels of six major contemporary American writers -- N. Scott Momaday, James Welch, Leslie Silko, Gerald Vizenor, D'Arcy McNickle, and Louise Erdrich -- Ruppert analyzes the ways in which these writers draw upon their bicultural heritage, guiding Native and non-Native readers alike to a different and expanded understanding of each other's worlds. Their fiction, which emphasizes healing, survival, and continuance, aims to produce cross-cultural understanding rather than divisiveness.

The Nation Within: Aboriginal-State Relations in Canada, the United States, and New Zealand (Paperback, New): Jean Leonard... The Nation Within: Aboriginal-State Relations in Canada, the United States, and New Zealand (Paperback, New)
Jean Leonard Elliott; Assisted by Augie Fleras
R646 Discovery Miles 6 460 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

For aboriginal peoples around the world, the consequences of European colonization were tragically similar. Indeed, according to the authors of this comparative study, striking parallels remain evident today between the aboriginal peoples of Canada, the United States, and New Zealand. Not only do they occupy similar positions in their respective societies, but they share a common commitment to restoring their unique status as 'nations within' those societies and to obtaining the entitlements-including the right to self-determination-that derive from formal recognition of that status. To achieve these goals, a massive restructuring of relations between aboriginal peoples and the state is clearly required. The Nations Within analyses the roles played by both parties in this relationship, past and present, with a particular focus on Canada.

Chinatown No More - Taiwan Immigrants in Contemporary New York (Hardcover): Hsiang-shui Chen Chinatown No More - Taiwan Immigrants in Contemporary New York (Hardcover)
Hsiang-shui Chen
R1,295 Discovery Miles 12 950 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Caribbean New York - Black Immigrants and the Politics of Race (Hardcover): Philip Kasinitz Caribbean New York - Black Immigrants and the Politics of Race (Hardcover)
Philip Kasinitz
R1,317 Discovery Miles 13 170 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Books of the Indian Wars (Paperback): Michael Hughes Books of the Indian Wars (Paperback)
Michael Hughes
R257 R204 Discovery Miles 2 040 Save R53 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Personal discussions by famous writers and historians on their favorite books and how they got hooked on the subject; "The Best Fifty Indian Wars' Books"; "Building your Indian Wars' Library"; "The Ongoing Debate Over the Best and Worst Custer Books", and more. Includes book reviews, columns, and index. A foreword is included by historian Edwin C. Bearss.

Bodies and Souls - The Tragic Plight of Three Jewish Women Forced Into Prostitution in the Americas (Paperback): Isabel Vincent Bodies and Souls - The Tragic Plight of Three Jewish Women Forced Into Prostitution in the Americas (Paperback)
Isabel Vincent
R456 R374 Discovery Miles 3 740 Save R82 (18%) Out of stock

Isabel Vincent's groundbreaking exploration brings to light a dark chapter in our recent history: the white slave trade and the international Jewish mobsters behind it.
From the end of the 1860s until the beginning of the Second World War, thousands of young, impoverished Jewish women, most of them from the hard-scrabble shtetls of Eastern Europe, were sold into slavery by a notorious gang of mobsters called the Zwi Migdal. While the enterprise controlled brothels in various locales, its main centres of operation were Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires and, to a lesser extent, New York City.
To recruit vulnerable country girls, pimps would target villages of desperate poverty, where they posed as respectable suitors of considerable means who had made their money abroad. They would arrange sham marriages to their victims and promise them an easy life in the New World. But once they'd crossed the ocean, these Jewish women found themselves caught up in the white slave trade.
Under frequently brutal conditions, the young women had to service the needs of a booming population of immigrant men. An added hardship to endure was being vehemently shunned by the "respectable" Jewish community. Banned from synagogue and reviled by their neighbors, the women were forbidden from partaking in the sacred Jewish burial ritual. So prostitutes banded together to form the Society of Truth, with the promise to do all could they could to help each other be buried in dignity. Through the society the women observed religious life together, setting up private synagogues and kosher kitchens. Cast aside by their community, they created their own: a society of love, honour to God and faith in each other.
With the determination and skill of her training as an investigative journalist, Isabel Vincent tells an unforgettable and gripping tale of a shameful chapter in recent history.

"From the Hardcover edition."

Oxford History Of Australia Volume 1 (Hardcover): Murray Oxford History Of Australia Volume 1 (Hardcover)
Murray
R1,095 Discovery Miles 10 950 Out of stock
The Routledge Atlas of Jewish History (Paperback, n.e): Martin Gilbert The Routledge Atlas of Jewish History (Paperback, n.e)
Martin Gilbert
R3,241 Discovery Miles 32 410 Out of stock

Newly revised and updated to include new maps, this is the seventh edition of Martin Gilbert's atlas tracing the world-wide migrations of the Jews from ancient Mesopotamia to modern Israel.
Spanning over four thousand years of history in over 140 maps, it presents a vivid picture of a fascinating people and the trials and tribulations which have haunted their story.
The themes covered include:
* prejudice and violence
* migrations and movements
* society and status
* trade and culture
* politics, government and war.
All students of history, and of Jewish history in particular will find this new edition as useful, helpful and invaluable as its six predecessors.

The Inka Empire and Its Andean Origins (Hardcover): Craig Morris, Adriana von Hagen, Adriana von Hagan The Inka Empire and Its Andean Origins (Hardcover)
Craig Morris, Adriana von Hagen, Adriana von Hagan; Photographs by John Bigelow Taylor
R1,802 R1,378 Discovery Miles 13 780 Save R424 (24%) Out of stock

Sponsored by the American Museum of Natural History, this illustrated history of the Inkas and their predecessors offers a fresh appraisal of a remarkable civilization.

The San Francisco Irish (Hardcover): Burchell The San Francisco Irish (Hardcover)
Burchell
R1,899 R1,414 Discovery Miles 14 140 Save R485 (26%) Out of stock
Racial Fault Lines - The Historical Origins of White Supremacy in California (Hardcover): Tomas Almaguer Racial Fault Lines - The Historical Origins of White Supremacy in California (Hardcover)
Tomas Almaguer
R1,915 R1,430 Discovery Miles 14 300 Save R485 (25%) Out of stock

This book unravels the ethnic history of California since the late nineteenth-century Anglo-American conquest and institutionalization of "white supremacy" in the state. Almaguer comparatively assesses the struggles for control of resources, status, and political legitimacy between the European American and the Native American, Mexican, African-American, Chinese, and Japanese populations. Drawing from an array of primary and secondary sources, he weaves a detailed, disturbing portrait of ethnic, racial, and class relationships during this tumultuous time.
The U.S. annexation of California in 1848 and the simultaneous discovery of gold sparked rapid and diverse waves of immigration westward, displacing the already established pastoral Mexican society. Almaguer shows how the confrontation between white immigrants and the Mexican "ranchero" and working class populations was also a contestation over racial status in which racialization influenced and was in turn influenced by class position in the changing economic order. Partly because of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, which granted U.S. citizenship and other rights, parts of the Mexican population were integrated into the emerging Anglo society more easily than other racialized groups. A case study of Ventura County highlights declining political and economic fortunes of the Mexican elite while showing how Mexican, Japanese, Chinese, and Indian populations were permanently relegated to the bottom of the class structure as unskilled manual workers.
The fate of the Native American population provides perhaps the most extreme example of white supremacy during the period. Popular conceptions of Native Americans as "uncivilized and "heathen," justified the killing of more than 8,000 men, women, and children between 1848 and 1870. Many survivors were incorporated at the periphery of Anglo society, often as indentured laborers and virtual slaves.
Underpinning the institutional structuring of white supremacy were notions such as "manifest destiny," the inherent good of the capitalist wage-system, and the superiority of Christianity and Euro-American culture, all of which helped to marginalize non white groups in California and justify Anglo-American class dominance. As other racialized groups assumed new roles, Almaguer assesses the complex interplay between economic forces and racial attitudes that simultaneously structured and allocated "group position" in the new social hierarchy.
California remains a contested racial frontier, as political struggles over the rights and opportunities of different groups continue to reverberate along racial lines. "Racial Fault Lines" is an invaluable contribution to our understanding of ethnicity and class in America, and the social construction of "race" in the Far West.

Native American Worldviews - An Introduction (Paperback): Jerry H. Gill Native American Worldviews - An Introduction (Paperback)
Jerry H. Gill
R689 R542 Discovery Miles 5 420 Save R147 (21%) Out of stock

In this excellent survey of Native American worldviews, philosopher of religion Jerry H. Gill emphasizes the value of tracing the overarching themes and broad contours of Native American belief systems. He presents an integrated view to serve as an introduction to ways of life and perspectives on the world far different from those of the dominant Euro-American culture. Drawing on the scholarship of anthropologists and specialists in American Indian Studies, Gill brings together much original research in broad, accessible chapters. He explores Native American origin stories, the special connotations given to spatial concepts such as the cardinal directions and the circle, the influence of the seasons and the cycles of life on different cultures, and clan and kinship systems. Separate chapters are devoted to key ceremonies and customs as well as to concepts of health, harmony, virtues, wisdom, and beauty. The final chapter considers the devastating effects on native peoples of the European incursion into North America. Gill discusses the reservation system, attempts at assimilation and resistance, the recent renaissance of American Indian cultures, and prospects for the future. A valuable appendix presents a representative sampling of Native American writings on beliefs and origin stories. This excellent introduction to the many diverse yet related American Indian worldviews will be a welcome resource for teachers of introductory courses in Native American Studies or philosophy of religion, as well as laypersons with an interest in native cultures.

The Myth of Black Progress (Hardcover): Pinkney Alphonso Pinkney The Myth of Black Progress (Hardcover)
Pinkney Alphonso Pinkney
R1,106 Discovery Miles 11 060 Out of stock

In this important analysis of the status of black Americans since the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Professor Alphonso Pinkey refutes the popular neoconservative stance that race is no longer a major factor in the efforts of black Americans to achieve socioeconomic parity. Instead, Professor Pinkey argues, race continues to be an ever-present factor in American life. He bases his argument on detailed analysis of data that support his discussion of income and unemployment, the black middle class, the growing underclass and educational issues such as open admissions, busing and affirmative action.

The Chartists - The First National Workers Movement (Paperback): John Charlton The Chartists - The First National Workers Movement (Paperback)
John Charlton
R520 Discovery Miles 5 200 Out of stock

This work brings together and considers the research into the Chartist movement of the 1840's. Texts examine varied aspects of the movement - Chartist Christians, Chartist Trade Unions, American and Irish Chartists, Chartist educators and Chartist feminists.

Vale of Tears - Revisiting the Canudos Massacre in Northeastern Brazil, 1893-1897 (Hardcover): Robert M. Levine Vale of Tears - Revisiting the Canudos Massacre in Northeastern Brazil, 1893-1897 (Hardcover)
Robert M. Levine
R1,934 R1,449 Discovery Miles 14 490 Save R485 (25%) Out of stock

In 1897 Brazilian military forces destroyed the millenarian settlement of Canudos, murdering settlement of Canudos, murdering as many as 35,000 pious rural folk who had taken refuge in the remote northeast backlands of Brazil. Fictionalized in Mario Vargas Llosa's "War at the End of the World", Canudos is a pivotal episode in Brazilian social history. When looked at through the eyes of the inhabitants of Canudos, however, this historical incident lends itself to a bold new interpretation which challenges the traditional polemics on the subject. While the Canudos movement has been consistently viewed either as a rebellion of crazed fanatics or as a model of proletarian resistance to oppression, Levine deftly demonstrates that it was, in fact, neither. This book probes the reasons for the Brazilian ambivalence toward its social history, giving much weight to the fact that most of the "Canudenses" were of mixed-race descent. They were perceived as opponents to progress and civilization and, by inference, to Brazil's attempts to "whiten" itself. As a result there are major insights to be found here into Brazilian's self-image over the past century.

Christianity and the Eastern Slavs, v. 1 - Slavic Cultures in the Middle Ages (Hardcover): Boris Gasparov Christianity and the Eastern Slavs, v. 1 - Slavic Cultures in the Middle Ages (Hardcover)
Boris Gasparov
R1,949 R1,464 Discovery Miles 14 640 Save R485 (25%) Out of stock

The acceptance of Christianity in the tenth century is the most significant cultural event in the history of modern Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus. A vast reservoir of cultural concepts, expressions, and iconographic images has developed within the Eastern Orthodox tradition, and now Slavic specialists, theologians, historians, and literary scholars can turn to a collection which examines the majestic sweep of a thousand years of Slavic Christianity.
This three-volume collection brings together essays from two international conferences. The present volume explores the history and influence of Christianization from the tenth to the seventeenth century. Volume II will examine cultural history from the eighteenth to the twentieth century, and Volume III will examine literature of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Kingdom of the Ryans: The Irish in Southwest New South Wales 1816-1890 (Paperback): Malcolm Campbell Kingdom of the Ryans: The Irish in Southwest New South Wales 1816-1890 (Paperback)
Malcolm Campbell
R795 R616 Discovery Miles 6 160 Save R179 (23%) Out of stock

This work is an important contribution to the new historiography on Irish emigration, which has changed our understanding of the Irish emigrant experience, adding another dimension to the Irish diaspora following the devastating series of famines in Ireland.

The Swordfish Hunters: The History and Ecology of an Ancient American Sea People (Hardcover): Bruce Bourque The Swordfish Hunters: The History and Ecology of an Ancient American Sea People (Hardcover)
Bruce Bourque
R725 R656 Discovery Miles 6 560 Save R69 (10%) Out of stock

Thousands of years ago, Maine's Red Paint People, so called because of the red ochre in their burial sites, were among the first maritime cultures in the Americas. They could have subsisted on easily caught cod, but they chose to capture dangerous and elusive swordfish. This book explains beautifully the prehistory of these people, the evolution of archaeological thinking about them, and the myriad new scientific threads that shed new light on this old culture. Anyone with even a passing interest in New England's deep maritime roots must read this book. In the closing years of the nineteenth century, strange objects began to come out of the ground in Hancock County, Maine. They were quickly recognized as prehistoric artifacts of stone, but they were very unlike the spear tips and other small artifacts collectors gathered from coastal sites as they eroded into the sea. Many were large and finely crafted, some made of beautiful stone from far-off places. Strangest of all, they came from pits filled with a brilliant red powder called red ocher. These were ancient graves clustered into large cemeteries. Local naturalists brought these finds to the attention of a new breed of scientist--archaeologists who were busy developing their new science at the Peabody Museum of American Archaeology and Ethnography at Harvard University. They began to visit and to excavate these sites and introduced them to the world in 1893 at Chicago's World's Columbian Exposition. Between then and 1920, other archaeologists became involved, searching for and discovering more than a dozen new cemeteries. Museum collections grew quickly, but so did confusion about what kind of culture could have produced these wonderful objects. Then interest in the so-called Red Paint cemeteries waned as American archaeologists began to broaden their horizons to other continents. The mystery of the Red Paint People was left hanging. A half century later, as Maine archaeology was undergoing a revival, a new generation of archaeologists, armed with the analytical tools of modern science, once again turned their attention to the Red Paint People and reached some surprising conclusions. This book tells the story of the Red Paint People and the archaeologists who have tried to understand them for over a century. Interwoven with that story is one of scientific growth and evolution, as archaeologists have adopted new research models in collaboration with a broad range of natural scientists to flesh out the life story of a remarkable prehistoric culture: the swordfish hunters. Advance Praise: Bruce Bourque's The Swordfish Hunters captivated me as no recent book has. I could not put it down. Thousands of years ago, Maine's Red Paint People were among the first maritime cultures in the Americas. They could have subsisted on easily caught cod, but they chose to capture dangerous and elusive swordfish. Bourque explains beautifully the prehistory of these people, the evolution of archaeological thinking about them, and the myriad new scientific threads that shed new light on this old culture. Anyone with even a passing interest in New England's deep maritime roots must read this book.--Robert Steneck, Professor of Marine Sciences University of Maine In The Swordfish Hunters, Bruce Bourque interweaves four narratives into a fascinating and engaging account of the distinctive Red Paint culture of ancient coastal Maine. He interweaves the history of archaeological research with his own personal history of intellectual discovery. He describes the Red Paint People in fascinating detail as a complex maritime hunter-gatherer society that hunted swordfish, and he shows, importantly, how archaeological data can contribute to modern issues and problems -- in this case to the health of marine ecosystems.--Kenneth M. Ames, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon

Judaic Tradition - Writings From Antiquity to the Modern Age (Hardcover): Nahum N. Glatzer Judaic Tradition - Writings From Antiquity to the Modern Age (Hardcover)
Nahum N. Glatzer
R721 Discovery Miles 7 210 Out of stock
Hasidism and the State of Israel (Hardcover, New ed): Harry M. Rabinowicz Hasidism and the State of Israel (Hardcover, New ed)
Harry M. Rabinowicz
R779 Discovery Miles 7 790 Out of stock

A vivid portrayal of the attitudes of various Hasidic dynasties to 'the ingathering of the exiles' and to the State of Israel.

African Americans from Slavery Onwards (Paperback, Reissued 1st Ed): Virginia Hamilton African Americans from Slavery Onwards (Paperback, Reissued 1st Ed)
Virginia Hamilton
R240 R189 Discovery Miles 1 890 Save R51 (21%) Out of stock

Unavailable for several years, Virginia Hamilton’s award-winning companion to The People Could Fly traces the history of slavery in America in the voices and stories of those who lived it. Leo and Diane Dillon’s brilliant black-and-white illustrations echo the stories’ subtlety and power, making this book as stunning to look at as it is to read.

“There is probably no better way to convey the meaning of the institution of slavery as it existed in the United States to young readers than by using, as a text to share and discuss, Many Thousand Gone.”
The New York Times Book Review

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