The History of Power and Sugar Planter Hegemony on a Visayan Island
Author: Filomeno V. Aguilar
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
"This book is truly a fabulous tale in all senses of the word.... Aguilar combines innovation and sound scholarship to provide insights into another dimension of the Filipino past and substantially expands our conceptualization of 'history from below'." --American Historical Review, October 2000 "In addition to being a talented researcher, Aguilar writes with ease and grace. His book is particularly insightful, albeit a definite downer." --Journal of Asian Studies, August 2000 "This is a world-class original work in which the author, Filomeno Aguilar, combines the skills of a historian, political scientist, anthropologist, and even a bit of an economist in a fascinating inquiry on the history of the island of Negros.... A delightful book." --Pilipinas
A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures
Author: Anne Fadiman
Category: Family & Relationships
A study in the collision between Western medicine and the beliefs of a traditional culture focuses on a hospitalized child of Laotian immigrants whose belief that illness is a spiritual matter comes into conflict with doctors' methods.
Explorations in Israeli and Palestinian Societies
Author: Baruch Kimmerling
Publisher: Columbia University Press
By revisiting the past hundred years of shared Palestinian and Jewish-Israeli history, Baruch Kimmerling reveals surprising relations of influence between a stateless indigenous society and the settler-immigrants who would later form the state of Israel. Shattering our assumptions about these two seemingly irreconcilable cultures, Kimmerling composes a sophisticated portrait of one side's behavior and characteristics and the way in which they irrevocably shaped those of the other. Kimmerling focuses on the clashes, tensions, and complementarities that link Jewish, Palestinian, and Israeli identities. He explores the phenomena of reciprocal relationships between Jewish and Arab communities in mandatory Palestine, relations between state and society in Israel, patterns of militarism, the problems of jurisdiction in an immigrant-settler society, and the ongoing struggle of Israel to achieve legitimacy as both a Jewish and a democratic state. By merging Israeli and Jewish studies with a vast body of scholarship on Palestinians and the Middle East, Kimmerling introduces a unique conceptual framework for analyzing the cultural, political, and material overlap of both societies. A must read for those concerned with Israel and the relations between Jews and Arabs, Clash of Identities is a provocative exploration of the ever-evolving, always-contending identities available to Israelis and Palestinians and the fascinating contexts in which they take form.
Author: Isabel Allende
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
The unforgettable first novel that established Isabel Allende as one of the world’s most gifted and imaginative storytellers. The House of the Spirits brings to life the triumphs and tragedies of three generations of the Trueba family. The patriarch Esteban is a volatile, proud man whose voracious pursuit of political power is tempered only by his love for his delicate wife, Clara, a woman with a mystical connection to the spirit world. When their daughter Blanca embarks on a forbidden love affair in defiance of her implacable father, the result is an unexpected gift to Esteban: his adored granddaughter Alba, a beautiful and strong-willed child who will lead her family and her country into a revolutionary future. One of the most important novels of the twentieth century, The House of the Spirits is an enthralling epic that spans decades and lives, weaving the personal and the political into a universal story of love, magic, and fate.
Author: David Burnett
Publisher: Monarch Books
Examines major contemporary worldviews--including secular, traditional, Hindu, Buddhist, Chinese, and Islamic--by asking the fundamental questions: What is real? What is truth?
The Kingdoms at War Series
Author: Robert Watt
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Back of book text: For thousands and thousand of years the Ten Kingdoms have been at war. The god, Traxias had grown tired of constant battles and wars going on cause death to all humankind. Traxias come to a White Wizard named Kelarina AnTanis and in a dream he tells her to take what he has created and called the Peace Stone to Mount Charnel in the Quawear Mountains in the faraway Kingdom of Quentaria. Once there the god tells shell find a special cave on Mount Charnel with a white marble altar in it. He tells Kelarina shes to place the Peace Stone on the white marble altar and peace and tranquility will come to the Ten Kingdoms of Babashalon. The story continues with numerous colorful character weaving in and out the story line.
"Index to newspapers" in each no., beginning with Mar. 1908.
A Study of Peasant Revolt in the Philippines
Author: Benedict J. Kerkvliet
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Political Science
This work explores the Huk rebellion, a peasant revolt in the Philippines. Drawing on a wide array of documents and in-depth interviews with peasants and rebel leaders, the author provides definitive answers to the causes of the rebellion, the goals of the rebels and the process of resistance.
Perspectives on Transnationalism in the Asia Pacific
Author: Katie Willis,Brenda S. A. Yeoh
Category: Political Science
This edited volume examines the relationship between the nation and the transnation, focusing on transnational communities in the Asia-Pacific region. Setting the book within a theoretical framework, the authors explore a range of themes such as migration, identity and citizenship in chapters on China, the Philippines, Malaysia, Vietnam, Japan, Indonesia, Australia, Singapore and Cambodia.
The Industrial Project in Colonial Java, 1830-1885
Author: G. Roger Knight
Publisher: University of Adelaide Press
This is a book about the industrialisation of the manufacture of sugar - by that date a key global commodity - on a 'remote' colonial frontier in the middle decades of the nineteenth century. Between the 1830s and the 1880s the Indonesian island of Java, then part of the Dutch colonial empire, drew away from all its erstwhile Asian counterparts to become the 'Oriental Cuba'.While the Caribbean island held the position (which it took over from Brazil c.1850) of the world's second largest supplier of cane sugar to international commodity markets, 'Dutch' Java emerged from almost now-where to take second place. The island had begun the nineteenth century as one of a number of centres - in fact, a rather minor one - of pre-industrial sugar production located in tropical and sub-tropical Asia from the Indian sub-continent through to the southernmost islands of Japan.It ended the century not only as by far the largest of Asia's producer-exporters of sugar but also - critically - as the sole example of the sustained and successful large-scale industrialisation of sugar manufacture anywhere in 'the East'. This book sets out to explain how and why this happened - and what its implications were for the long-term trajectory of the Java sugar industry in the international sugar economy.
Possibilities and Problems in a Localist Democracy
Author: Lynn T. White III
Category: Social Science
Philippine political history, especially in the twentieth century, challenges the image of democratic evolution as serving the people, and does so in ways that reveal inadequately explored aspects of many democracies. In the first decades of the twenty-first century the Philippines has nonetheless shown gradual socioeconomic "progress". This book provides an interpretive overview of Philippine politics, and takes full account of the importance of patriotic Philippine factors in making decisions about future political policies. It analyses whether regional and local politics have more importance than national politics in the Philippines. Discussing cultural traditions of patronism, it also examines how clan feuds localize the state and create strong local policies. These conflicts in turn make regional and family-run polities collectively stronger than the central state institution. The book goes on to explore elections in the Philippines, and in particular the ways in which politicians win democratic elections, the institutionalized role of public money in this process, and the role that media plays. Offering a new interpretive overview of Philippine progress over many decades, the author notes recent economic and political changes during the current century while also trying to advance ideas that might prove useful to Filipinos. Presenting an in-depth analysis of the problems and possibilities of politics and society in the Philippines, the book will be of interest to those researching Southeast Asian Politics, Political History and Asian Society and Culture.
Author: John Christopher
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Juvenile Fiction
The fate of Luke—and the civilized world—is at stake in the tumultuous and explosive conclusion to the post-apocalyptic Sword of the Spirits trilogy from the author of The Tripods series. Following the death of his brother, Luke has now ascended to the throne of Winchester. And with the success of his first campaigns he is crowned “Prince of Three Cities,” finally fulfilling the prophecy made by the Spirits years before. Luke knows that the power of the Spirits is nothing more than a hoax to advance the Seers’ plans for a scientific revival. Their deception is the reason Luke has his crown. But as old rivalries and new alliances emerge and chaos sweeps through Winchester, can Luke stop death and disaster from plunging the civilized world into darkness?
Author: Bonita K. Wagner
Chyna Wilson had already begun to question her allegiance to the satanic cult that she had been brought up in, when she falls in love with Todd Rivers. After being drawn to a revival meeting, her life changes forever. She confesses her past to Todd and he offers to help her start a new life. The cult members fear Chyna will tell what she has witnessed, and their leader, Brandon Foster, becomes obsessed by her betrayal. Danger lurks behind every corner and Chyna goes into hiding, but the cult always finds her. Its not until she stares death in the face, that she manages to escape...or has she?
Jefferson, Custer, and the Spirit of the West
Author: Larry Len Peterson
Publisher: Sweetgrass Books
Category: Social Science
American Trinity is for everyone who loves the American West and wants to learn more about the good, the bad, and the ugly. It is a sprawling story with a scholarly approach in method but accessible in manner. In this innovative examination, Dr. Larry Len Peterson explores the origins, development, and consequences of hatred and racism from the time modern humans left Africa 100,000 years ago to the forced placement of Indian children on off-reservation schools far from home in the late 1800s. Along the way, dozens of notable individuals and cultures are profiled. Many historical events turned on the lives of legendary Americans like the "Father of the West," Thomas Jefferson, and the "Son of the West," George Armstrong Custer - two strange companions who shared an unshakable sense of their own skills - as their interpretation of truths motivated them in the winning of the West. Dr. Peterson reveals how anti-Indian sentiments were always only obliquely about them. They were victims but not the cause. The Indian was a symbol, not a real person. The politics of hate and racism directed toward them was also experienced in prior centuries by Jews, enslaved Africans, and other Christians. Hatred and racism, when taken into the public domain, are singularly difficult to justify, which is why Europeans and Americans have always sought vindication from the highest sources of authority in their cultures. In the Middle Ages it was religion supplemented later by the philosophy of the Enlightenment. In nineteenth-century Europe and America, religion and philosophy were joined by science and medicine to support Manifest Destiny, scientific racism, and social Darwinism, all of which had profound consequences on Native Americans and the Spirit of the West. Presenting research in anthropology, archaeology, biology, history, law, medicine, religion, philosophy, and psychology, Dr. Peterson provides the latest observations that delineate why the Native American's life was destroyed. American Trinity is a stunning portrait, a view at once unique, panoramic, and intimate. It is a fascinating book that will make you think about the differences between belief and knowledge; about the self-skepticism of science and medicine; and about what aspects of the world we take on faith.
Author: Morgan Rhodes
Category: Juvenile Fiction
New York Times bestselling author Morgan Rhodes takes readers into exhilarating new high-fantasy territory withA BOOK OF SPIRITS AND THIEVES. Written in alternating perspectives that shift between modern-day Toronto and the ancient kingdoms of Mytica, Rhodes masterfully weaves the dark, magical world of her Falling Kingdoms series into an epic contemporary saga that will leave you breathless. Modern-day Toronto: A heavy leather-bound book written in an unrecognizable language is delivered to the Speckled Muse, the antique bookshop owned by Crystal and Becca Hatcher's mother. When Becca opens it, she's sent into a coma, leaving Crys behind to uncover a series of terrifying secrets. Ancient Mytica: A merciless goddess hunts for the elusive treasure that will make her ruler not only of Mytica, but of all the unseen worlds that lay beyond it. Modern-day Toronto: Rich and aimless Farrell Grayson finally has the chance to prove himself when the mysterious leader of a powerful secret society invites him into his fold. Ancient Mytica: Maddox Corso has always been different, but never remarkable. Everything changes the day he meets a pretty, unfamiliar girl from a faraway land, only to realize that he's the only one who can see her. Fate has brought these young people together, but ancient magic threatens to rip them apart.
Author: Tadeusz Hutyra
' Lovers of Universe ' You're in my arms, we're in the arms of stars dancing together in the starlight while passionately kissing each other Our kisses are formed of interstellar dust our love is threaded of rays from the stars and we're continuing to kiss one another we, the amaranthine lovers of Universe And though we're standing on a beach in the embrace of moonlighted night chatting in a New York cafe till the late night hours or speeding up a car direction California we're embraced as much by the stars shining us brilliantly from the luminous sky Though we're sitting on dangerous cliffs overlooking the powers of the Poseidon's sea no matter whether together or far away from one another we're still the galactic adventurers guardians of Universe in love The echoes of our deep love spread fast across Scottish land masses across the Alps, across Carpathians across mountains of the Caucasus flying like a mysterious jet plane and ending somewhere there in China still being echoed from a wall to a wall of the ancient Chinese Wall There is no rest to our passionate love 'cause we are brought on our starship into furthest dimensions of the many galactics dancing our love in the never ending starlit space singing our love to the tunes of various sounds of Universe and kissing each other with the energy borrowed from the stars no need really to return what's borrowed Oh, my darling, we're destined for each other never to be split, always together even if the winds bring us far apart even if fate not always is favorable yet we're acquiescent to whatever might happen 'cause we know nothing can split us We're simply dancing in the arms of stars dancing together in the starlight while passionately kissing each other Our kisses are formed of interstellar dust our love is threaded of rays from the stars and we're continuing to kiss one another we, the amaranthine lovers of Universe No matter what happens we're together no matter where you are or I am we're together Tolstoy's War and Peace, Shakespeare's Hamlet The Bells brought to life by Edgar Allan Poe Whatever it might be we're together destined to one another, married by our love 'cause our love is one, one and only one 'cause our souls are one soul, our hearts are one heart 'cause our desires are one desire, our desire 'cause all we are are two halves being whole 'cause our spirits are mixed by wand of love into elixir, the elixir of love Wow, we're dancing in adrenalized Tomorrowland dancing in Amsterdam's Arena at Sensation White dancing frenziedly in New York's Boulevard on Mount Victoria in windy Wellington's starry night dancing among stars, we, the lovers of Universe !! Earth and stars are the fields of our love we're the lovers since Adam and Eve the amaranthine lovers of Universe drinking elixirs of love from our lips elixirs which form us all to who we are we, the lovers of Universe, forevermore