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East is East

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ISBN 10 : 9781408826805
Pages : 384 pages
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Download or read book East is East PDF or another Format written by T. C. Boyle and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2011-07-01 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Trained in the way of the Samurai, dreaming of the City of Brotherly Love, Hiro Tanaka impetuously jumps ship off the coast of Georgia - only to wash up on a barrier island populated by rednecks, descendants of black slaves, and a colony of crazed artists. Terrifying one islander - literally - to death, and fleeing not only from the Immigration Agents but also an elderly lady convinced he is Seiji Ozawa, Tanaka is unwittingly caught up in a hilarious and irretievably complicated spider's web of misunderstandings. His sole refuge on the island, the manipulative and ambiguous novelist Ruth Dershowitz, only draws him in ever deeper...


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The East Is East, and the West is West, Or, is It?

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ISBN 10 : 9780595474431
Pages : 256 pages
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Download or read book The East Is East, and the West is West, Or, is It? PDF or another Format written by Gene J. Cho and published by iUniverse. This book was released on 2008-05 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Multi-lingual, multi-cultural and multi-ethnic, the author shares his deeply personal, honestly critical, and often penetratingly satirical-but always humorous and even delightfully hilarious-narratives from the pages of his early years in Taiwan before the end of World War II and five-decade life in the United States. In refreshing candor, the twenty episodes cover topics of a wide-ranging interest, from anthropological mystery to historical anecdotes, and sociological issues to religious and ethnic characterizations, all from the author's highly personal viewpoint as unique as his complex and multi-faceted background. Some readers may find them inciting to ponder, inducing to laughter, fomenting to indignation or provoking to renunciation, or even moving to tears. But few can remain indifferent to the narratives that come straight from the author's heart.


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Tears of Laughter

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Publisher : Manchester University Press
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ISBN 10 : 0719070775
Pages : 230 pages
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Download or read book Tears of Laughter PDF or another Format written by Nigel Mather and published by Manchester University Press. This book was released on 2006-03-03 with total page 230 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This text critically examines significant developments within British cinema during the 1990s and explores the interactions in comedy and drama in a number of key films from the period.


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ISBN 10 : 0719068789
Pages : 268 pages
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Download or read book Stories of Women PDF or another Format written by Elleke Boehmer and published by Manchester University Press. This book was released on 2005-09-03 with total page 268 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This text combines Boehmer's keynote essays on the mother figure and the postcolonial nation, with incisive new work on male autobiography, 'daughter' writers, the colonial body, the trauma of the post-colony, and the nation in a transnational context.


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ISBN 10 : 9789042025967
Pages : 306 pages
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Download or read book Translation of Cultures PDF or another Format written by Petra Rüdiger and published by Rodopi. This book was released on 2009-01 with total page 306 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Perhaps more than in any other period in modern history, our globalized present is characterized by a constant interaction of, and exposure to, different peoples, regions, ways of life, traditions, languages, and cultures. Cross-boundary communication today comes in various shapes: as mutual exchange, open dialogue, enforced process, misunderstanding, or even violent conflict. In this situation, 'translation' has become an inevitable requirement in order to ease the flow of disinterested and unbiased cultural communication. The contributors to this collection approach the subject of the 'translation of cultures' from various angles. Translation refers, of course, to the rendering of texts from one language into another and the shift between languages under precolonial (retelling/transcreation), colonial (domestication), and postcolonial (multilingual trafficking) conditions. It is also concerned with the (in-)adequacy of the Western translation concept of equivalence, the problem of the (un)translatability of cultures, and new postcolonial approaches (representation through translation). Translation here is used as a broader term covering the interaction of cultures, the transfer of cultural experience, the concern with cultural borders, the articulation of liminal experience, and intercultural understanding.


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ISBN 10 : 9781932112061
Pages : 619 pages
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Download or read book ReelViews PDF or another Format written by James Berardinelli and published by Justin, Charles & Co.. This book was released on 2003 with total page 619 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The popular film critic offers full-length reviews of his choices for the best one thousand movies from the 1990s to today.


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Publisher : Duke University Press
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ISBN 10 : 9780822386537
Pages : 262 pages
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Download or read book Impossible Desires PDF or another Format written by Gayatri Gopinath and published by Duke University Press. This book was released on 2005-03-29 with total page 262 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: By bringing queer theory to bear on ideas of diaspora, Gayatri Gopinath produces both a more compelling queer theory and a more nuanced understanding of diaspora. Focusing on queer female diasporic subjectivity, Gopinath develops a theory of diaspora apart from the logic of blood, authenticity, and patrilineal descent that she argues invariably forms the core of conventional formulations. She examines South Asian diasporic literature, film, and music in order to suggest alternative ways of conceptualizing community and collectivity across disparate geographic locations. Her agile readings challenge nationalist ideologies by bringing to light that which has been rendered illegible or impossible within diaspora: the impure, inauthentic, and nonreproductive. Gopinath juxtaposes diverse texts to indicate the range of oppositional practices, subjectivities, and visions of collectivity that fall outside not only mainstream narratives of diaspora, colonialism, and nationalism but also most projects of liberal feminism and gay and lesbian politics and theory. She considers British Asian music of the 1990s alongside alternative media and cultural practices. Among the fictional works she discusses are V. S. Naipaul’s classic novel A House for Mr. Biswas, Ismat Chughtai’s short story “The Quilt,” Monica Ali’s Brick Lane, Shyam Selvadurai’s Funny Boy, and Shani Mootoo’s Cereus Blooms at Night. Analyzing films including Deepa Mehta’s controversial Fire and Mira Nair’s Monsoon Wedding, she pays particular attention to how South Asian diasporic feminist filmmakers have reworked Bollywood’s strategies of queer representation and to what is lost or gained in this process of translation. Gopinath’s readings are dazzling, and her theoretical framework transformative and far-reaching.


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Film, Drama and the Break-up of Britain

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Publisher : Intellect Books
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ISBN 10 : 9781841501505
Pages : 200 pages
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Download or read book Film, Drama and the Break-up of Britain PDF or another Format written by Steven Blandford and published by Intellect Books. This book was released on 2007 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book engages with ideas that are highly topical and relevant: nationalism, nationhood and national identity as well as the relationship of these to postcolonialism. However, it does so within the broad field of drama. Examining the debates around the relationship between culture and national identity, the book documents the contributions of actual dramatists and film-makers to the chronicling of an important historical moment. The book breaks down what have been traditional barriers between theatre, film and television studies, considering the very broad range of ways in which the creators of dramatic fictions are telling us stories about ourselves at a time when the idea of being 'British' is increasingly problematic. Much has been written on the 'break up' of Britain, but there has been very little to-date about the impact that this is having on drama in the thetre, on television and on film. A very wide range of material is discussed in the book, ranging from box office hits such as "The Full Monty" to community based theatre in Scotland and Wales.


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East is East

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ISBN 10 : UCSC:32106016861947
Pages : 168 pages
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Download or read book East is East PDF or another Format written by Ayub Khan-Din and published by Miramax Books. This book was released on 1999 with total page 168 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This play is set in Salford, in 1970, where the Khan children are buffeted this way and that by their Pakistani father's insistence on tradition, their English mother's laissez-faire, and their own wish to be citizens of the modern world.


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Identity and Justice

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Publisher : Peter Lang
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ISBN 10 : 9052011974
Pages : 168 pages
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Download or read book Identity and Justice PDF or another Format written by Debbie Rodan and published by Peter Lang. This book was released on 2004 with total page 168 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Debbie Rodan adds breadth and depth to the field of literary, cultural and gender studies through a meticulous investigation of notions such as re-presentation, justice and legitimation. She examines their historical and philosophical trajectories as well as their politico-juridical underpinnings through an ambitious and timely recuperation of the Enlightenment projects of rationality and emancipation. The point of departure is a critical engagement with the theoretical work of John Rawls, Jürgen Habermas and Jean-François Lyotard. Rodan claims each can be read as foregrounding diverse ways of constituting identity within the social world. Recognition of other people's identity at the social, cultural and national level is crucial to the possibility of justice. Rodan tests the concepts of justice, legitimation and identity through detailed critical readings/analyses of a range of texts. The range includes the film East is East, a number of auto/biographical narratives as well as the Australian government report, Bringing Them Home, which is concerned with the removal of Aboriginal children from their families. She avoids polarising Aboriginal/non-Aboriginal notions of justice, identity etc. by including texts which raise and problematise questions of ethnicity and gender.


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ISBN 10 : 9781839021039
Pages : 230 pages
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Download or read book Understanding Representation PDF or another Format written by Wendy Helsby and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2019-07-25 with total page 230 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is the third book in the 'Understanding the Moving Image' series. Like other books in the series, it aims to provide a strong critical and theoretical base for the study of the media. It has been co-authored by experienced Media and Film Studies tutors, offering fresh and innovative ways of talking about the key concept of representation. How is the world mediated to deliver messages and create beliefs about groups such as the mentally ill, institutions like the family and schools, minority and marginalised people and issues of nation seen through football and films? It also looks outside our ethnocentric mediated world to see how we are represented to others. The choice of texts reflects both an attempt to push the boundaries of the study of representation with new research, but also to make it accessible and stimulating for students coming into this area for the first time. Case studies reflect contemporary concerns in the media, often from different perspectives.


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An Illustrated Brief History of Western Philosophy, 20th Anniversary Edition

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Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
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ISBN 10 : 9781119452805
Pages : 464 pages
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Download or read book An Illustrated Brief History of Western Philosophy, 20th Anniversary Edition PDF or another Format written by Anthony Kenny and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2018-10-15 with total page 464 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In 1998, the first edition of Anthony Kenny's comprehensive history of Western philosophy was published, to be met with immediate praise and critical acclaim. As the first book since Bertrand Russell's 1945 A History of Western Philosophy to offer a concise single-author review of the complete history of philosophy from the pre-Socratics to the modern masters of the 20th century, Kenny's work fills a critical gap in the modern philosophy reading list and offers valuable guidance for the general reader of philosophy—an ideal starting point for anyone with an interest in great thinkers and the family lines of philosophical evolution. Widely considered to be one of the most thorough and accessible historical reviews in philosophy, An Illustrated Brief History of Western Philosophy has earned an estimable and distinctive reputation, both for the compelling writing style of Anthony Kenny, one of the most respected and accomplished living philosophers, and for the rich collection of paintings, illustrations, maps, and photos included with every chapter to complement this review of 2,500 years of philosophical thought. Newly revised and expanded for a special 20th anniversary publication, the latest edition of An Illustrated Brief History of Western Philosophy contains all of Kenny's original writings on the history of Western philosophy from ancient to modern, along with new writings on the philosophy of the mid-20th century, covering important contributions from continental philosophers and philosophers of the post-Wittgenstein anglophone tradition, including the work of many women who have too often been neglected by the historical record.


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Far-Flung Families in Film

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Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
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ISBN 10 : 9780748677856
Pages : 224 pages
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Download or read book Far-Flung Families in Film PDF or another Format written by Daniela Berghahn and published by Edinburgh University Press. This book was released on 2013-05-14 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Why have films with diasporic family narratives increased in popularity in recent years? How do representations of the diasporic family differ from those of more dominant social groups? How does diasporic cinema negotiate the conventions of film genres commonly associated with the representation of the family? In the age of globalisation, diasporic and other types of transnational family are increasingly represented in films such as East is East, Le Grand Voyage, Almanya - Welcome to Germany, Immigrant Memories, Couscous, When We Leave, Monsoon Wedding and My Big Fat Greek Wedding. While there is a significant body of scholarship on the representation of the family in Hollywood cinema, this is the first book to analyse the depiction of Black and Asian British, Maghrebi French and Turkish German families from a comparative transnational perspective. Drawing on critical concepts from diaspora studies, anthropology, socio-historical research on diasporic families and the burgeoning field of transnational film studies, this book is an essential read for Film Studies scholars and students who are researching families and issues of race and ethnicity in cinema, the media and visual culture.


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Five Ways:St Thomas Aquinas Vo

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 10 : 9781317833451
Pages : 142 pages
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Download or read book Five Ways:St Thomas Aquinas Vo PDF or another Format written by Anthony Kenny and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-05-12 with total page 142 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


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ISBN 10 : 9781849204972
Pages : 336 pages
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Download or read book Introducing Cultural Studies PDF or another Format written by David Walton and published by SAGE. This book was released on 2007-11-29 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "An outstanding entry level text aimed at those with little or no cultural studies knowledge... Innovative, creative and clever." - Times Higher Education "The ideal textbook for FE and first year HE cultural studies students. Its quality and character allow the reader to ‘feel’ the enthusiasm of its author which in turn becomes infectious, instilling in the reader a genuine sense of ebullient perturbation." - Art/Design/Media, The Higher Education Authority An introduction to the practice of cultural studies, this book is ideal for undergraduate courses. Full of practical exercises that will get students thinking and writing about the issues they encounter, this book offers its readers the conceptual tools to practice cultural analysis for themselves. There are heuristics to help students prepare and write projects, and the book provides plenty of examples to help students develop their own ideas. Written in a creative, playful and witty style, this book: Links key concepts to the key theorists of cultural studies. Includes a wide range of references of popular cultural forms. Emphasizes the multidisciplinary nature of cultural studies. Includes pedagogical features, such as dialogues, graphs, images and recommended readings. The book's skills-based approach enables students to develop their creative skills, and shows students how to improve their powers of analysis generally. To listen to David Walton’s musical response to Adorno's famous essay on jazz, please visit Adorno: Jazz Perennial Fashion . This song accompanies pages 64 to 66 of the book together with a series of questions designed to get readers to evaluate the positive and negative aspects of Adorno's approach.


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Ethics After Idealism

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Publisher : Indiana University Press
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ISBN 10 : 0253211557
Pages : 268 pages
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Download or read book Ethics After Idealism PDF or another Format written by Anne Firor Scott Prof of Literature in Trinity Clg of Arts/Sciences Rey Chow and published by Indiana University Press. This book was released on 1998 with total page 268 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Recognizing the necessity for a critique of idealism constitutes for Chow an ethics in the postcolonial, postmodern age. In particular, she uses "ethics" to designate the act of making decisions - in this context, decisions of reading - that may not immediately conform with prevalent social mores of idealizing our others but that, nonetheless, enables such others to emerge in their full complexities.


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International Relations Theory

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Publisher : Psychology Press
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ISBN 10 : 9780415342087
Pages : 222 pages
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Download or read book International Relations Theory PDF or another Format written by Cynthia Weber and published by Psychology Press. This book was released on 2005 with total page 222 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This innovative textbook introduces students to the main theories in international relations. The 2nd edition includes new chapters on the 'clash of civilizations' and Empire.