Compañeras

Zapatista Women's Stories

Author: Hilary Klein

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

ISBN: 1609805887

Category: History

Page: 335

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Compañeras is the untold story of women's involvement in the Zapatista movement, the indigenous rebellion that has inspired grassroots activists around the world for over two decades. Gathered here are the stories of grandmothers, mothers, and daughters who became guerilla insurgents and political leaders, educators and healers—who worked collectively to construct a new society of dignity and justice. Compañeras shows us how, after centuries of oppression, a few voices of dissent became a force of thousands, how a woman once confined to her kitchen rose to conduct peace negotiations with the Mexican government, and how hundreds of women overcame ingrained hardships to strengthen their communities from within. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Visible Dissent

Latin American Writers, Small U.S. Presses, and Progressive Social Change

Author: Teresa V. Longo

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 1609385691

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 170

View: 7064

As Teresa Longo’s groundbreaking examination reveals, North America’s dissident literature has its roots in the Latin American literary tradition. From Pablo Neruda’s Canto General to Eduardo Galeano’s Open Veins of Latin America to Gabriel García Márquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude—among others—contemporary writers throughout the Americas have forced us to reconsider the United States’s relationship with Latin America, and more broadly with the Global South. Highlighting the importance of reading and re-reading the Latin American canon in the United States, Longo finds that literature can be an instrument of progressive social change, and argues that small literary presses—City Lights, Curbstone, and Seven Stories—have made that dissent visible in the United States. In the book’s final two chapters on the Robert F. Kennedy Center’s Speak Truth to Power initiative and the publication of Marc Falkoff’s Poems from Guantánamo, the author turns our attention further outward, probing the role poetry, theater, and photography play in global human rights work. Locating the work of artists and writers alongside that of scholars and legal advocates, Visible Dissent not only unveils the staying-power of committed writing, it honors the cross-currents and the on-the-ground implications of humane political engagement.
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Sustainable Food Futures

Multidisciplinary Solutions

Author: Jessica Duncan,Megan Bailey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315463113

Category: Social Science

Page: 238

View: 3063

Securing sustainable food for everyone is one of the world's most pressing challenges, but research, policy, and programmes remain fragmented, and effective solutions have been slow to emerge. This book takes on these challenges by proposing a range of solutions that can advance pathways towards sustainable food futures. Complete with recipes, this book is structured so that readers are taken in a logical progression through discussions of solutions, highlighting the need to recognise the importance of place and the importance of participation, and to challenge dominant descriptions of markets, through to re-designing food systems. The solutions presented in this book are based on real-world cases, but discussions remain deliberately broad to encourage thinking in new ways. Cases are drawn from Africa, Asia, Europe, and North and South America. The book is of relevance to those interested in sustainable food futures, and can serve as a supplementary textbook for a wide range of courses in food studies and related disciplines.
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Until the Rulers Obey

Voices from Latine American Social Movements

Author: Clifton Ross,Marcy Rein

Publisher: PM Press

ISBN: 1604867949

Category: Political Science

Page: 544

View: 8895

Collects interviews with social movement organizers, activists, writers, and scholars examining the wave of change in Latin America and debating pressing questions of power, organizational form, and relations with the state.
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Democracy Beyond the Nation State

Practicing Equality

Author: Joe Parker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315303779

Category: Political Science

Page: 274

View: 7300

Democracy promises rule by all, not by the few. Yet, electoral democracies limit decision-making to representatives and have always had a weakness for inequality. How might democracy serve all rather than the few? Democracy Beyond the Nation State: Practicing Equality examines communities that govern their own lives without elites or centralized structures through assemblies and consensus. Rather than claiming equality by abstract rights or citizenship, these groups put equality into practice by reducing wealth and health divides, or landlessness or homelessness, and equalizing workloads. These practices are found in rural India and Brazil, in Buenos Aires, London, and New York, and among the Iroquois, the Zapatistas, and the global networks of La Via Campesina farmers and the World Social Forum. Readable accounts of these horizontal democracies document multiple political frames that prevent democracy from being frozen into entrenched electoral systems producing modern inequalities. Using practice to rewrite political theory, Parker draws on collective politics in Spivak and Derrida and embodied relations from Povinelli and Foucault to show that equal relations are not a utopian dream, not nostalgia, and not impossible. This book provides many practical solutions to inequality. It will be useful to students and scholars of political theory and social movements and to those who are willing to work together for equality.
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Caliban und die Hexe

Frauen, der Körper und die ursprüngliche Akkumulation

Author: Silvia Federici

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783854766704

Category:

Page: 324

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Understanding Community Media

SAGE Publications

Author: Kevin Howley

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483342859

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 424

View: 1663

A text that reveals the value and significance of community media in an era of global communication With contributions from an international team of well-known experts, media activists, and promising young scholars, this comprehensive volume examines community-based media from theoretical, empirical, and practical perspectives. More than 30 original essays provide an incisive and timely analysis of the relationships between media and society, technology and culture, and communication and community. Key Features Provides vivid examples of community and alternative media initiatives from around the world Explores a wide range of media institutions, forms, and practices—community radio, participatory video, street newspapers, Independent Media Centers, and community informatics Offers cutting-edge analysis of community and alternative media with original essays from new, emerging, and established voices in the field Takes a multidimensional approach to community media studies by highlighting the social, economic, cultural, and political significance of alternative, independent, and community-oriented media organizations Enters the ongoing debates regarding the theory and practice of community media in a comprehensive and engaging fashion Intended Audience This core text is designed for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses such as Community Media, Alternative Media, Media & Social Change, Communication & Culture, and Participatory Communication in the departments of communication, media studies, sociology, and cultural studies.
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Conversations with Durito

Stories of the Zapatistas and Neoliberalism

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 332

View: 841

'We are all Zapatistas.' Subcomandante Marcos This book began in 1994, when Zapatista Subcomandante Marcos replied to a 10-year-old girl from Mexico City who had sent him a drawing. The ensuing collection of related tales about the warrior-beetle, narrated by his pipe-smoking, black-ski-masked human squire is an extraordinary account for the general reader of current global political struggle. Marcos created a humorous fictitious character, Don Durito, a beetle with Quixotic fantasies which regards Marcos as his Sancho Panza. In this book, Marcos creates a new political genre, so-called "postdata": ironical commentaries which he affixes to his formal communiqués or declarations. In one of them he even offers to perform a striptease for government negotiators. 'We are the product of 500 years of struggleâ_¦They [Mexican government] donâ__t care that we have nothing, absolutely nothing, not even a roof over our heads; no land, no work, no health care, no food, no educationâ_¦ nor is there peace nor justice for ourselves and our children. But today, we say ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!' First EZLN declaration of war, December 31st 1993 The Zapatistas are not Marxist, Rightists, or Anarchists. They seek not to replace one infrastructure of power with another, thus rejecting the normal goal of an armed struggle. They are armed but do not use violence as a tool to expand their aims. Although a localized rebellion, the Zapatistas are unified in a worldwide struggle that transcends the mainstream mediaâ__s limited perspective through eloquent dictations distributed globally via the Internet. With a fresh perspective and tactics that have never been seen in relation to an armed insurrection, the EZLN (Zapatista National Liberation Army) has changed the definition of what revolution means. From the marginalized confines of the poorest region in Mexico, a new concept of revolutionary change with a new solution to societies woes is currently being proposed.
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Wir erzählen uns Geschichten, um zu leben

Mit einem Nachwort von Antje Ravic Strubel

Author: Joan Didion

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 3843711305

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 304

View: 1232

Joan Didion erzählt von den Leitfiguren des American Dream wie Howard Hughes, Joan Baez oder John Wayne, vom Glanz Hollywoods und der Einsamkeit von Alcatraz, von der Aufbruchsstimmung der sechziger Jahre und der Ernüchterung, die ihr folgte. Dabei gelingt es ihr, die amerikanische Wirklichkeit in unvergessliche Bilder zu fassen.
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Tausend Maschinen

eine kleine Philosophie der Maschine als sozialer Bewegung

Author: Gerald Raunig

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783851325164

Category: Human-machine systems

Page: 124

View: 508

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Die Geschichte meiner Zähne

Author: Valeria Luiselli

Publisher: Antje Kunstmann

ISBN: 3956141083

Category: Fiction

Page: 140

View: 7559

Gustavo Sánchez hat eine Mission: Jeder seiner hässlichen Zähne muss ersetzt werden. Glücklicherweise ist er Auktionator – der weltbeste Auktionator –, was ihm dabei hilft, Geld für die neuen Zähne zu sammeln. Dabei entdeckt er, dass es entscheidend ist, die Objekte, die er anbietet, mit Geschichten auszustatten. Das steigert ihren Wert immens. Auch wenn er noch ein paar andere Fähigkeiten besitzt, die ihm Geld verschaffen: Nach zwei Gläsern Rum kann er Janis Joplin imitieren, Glückskekse deuten und wie Christopher Kolumbus ein Hühnerei auf den Tisch stellen und beim Schwimmen den Toten Mann machen. Das Geschichtenerzählen aber entwickelt er zur Meisterschaft. Und die Sammlung seiner Zähne berühmter Menschen kann sich sehen lassen: von Plato zu Plutarch, Michel de Montaigne, Virginia Woolf und Enrique Vila-Matas. Sanchez aber will die von Marilyn Monroe ... Valeria Luiselli hat mit der Geschichte meiner Zähne ein Buch über den kreativen Prozess, den Wert von Kunst, den Kult um literarische Berühmtheiten geschrieben, eine herrliche Mixtur aus Erinnerung, Erfindung und autobiografischer Reflexion, in deren Zentrum ein Mann mit einem »Mund voller Horror« steht. Eine exzentrische, ganz und gar außergewöhnliche Geschichte, die die Konvention der literarischen Genres sprengt.
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28 Stories über Aids in Afrika

Author: Stephanie Nolen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783492050142

Category:

Page: 463

View: 7350

28 Lebensgeschichten von Afrikanern, deren Leben von HIV bestimmt wird: 28 Stories, die sinnbildlich für die 28 Millionen Menschen stehen, die in den nächsten 5 Jahren auf dem Kontinent an AIDS sterben werden.
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Die Rebellion der Gehenkten

Roman [von] B. Traven

Author: B. Traven

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 204

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Black Vodka

Zehn Kurzgeschichten

Author: Deborah Levy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 380314163X

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

View: 1220

Wenn Menschen so viel unterwegs sind, dass sie bei der Frage nach ihrer Herkunft erstmal lange nachdenken oder am Flughafen vergessen, ob sie auf die Ankunfts- oder Abflugsanzeige schauen müssen, dann sind sie entweder überall zu Hause oder nirgendwo. Die Figuren dieser zehn Geschichten bewegen sich zwischen Wien und Rom, Barcelona und Prag, und selbst ein Date in London muss zumindest im polnischen Club stattfinden. Unterwegs sein heißt, vor Beziehungen auf der Flucht zu sein oder beim Kennenlernen schon an den Abschied zu denken und gar nicht erst hinter der coolen Fassade hervorzukriechen. Inmitten eines unaufgeregten und oft witzigen Geplänkels tut sich stets unmerklich ein Graben auf, über den der Leser jedoch leicht hinüberhüpfen kann, denn die entscheidenden Informationen stehen bei Deborah Levy immer wohldosiert zwischen den Zeilen. Es liegt an uns, sie zu entziffern. Das Schalkhafte, das Melancholische und ganz besonders das Elegante in Levys Sprache hat die Übersetzerin Barbara Schaden genau eingefangen.
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Revolution 2.0

Wie wir mit der ägyptischen Revolution die Welt verändern

Author: Wael Ghonim

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 3843701830

Category: Political Science

Page: 384

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Mit verbundenen Augen saß Wael Ghonim, Marketingchef von Google, 12 Tage im Gefängnis der ägyptischen Staatspolizei. Kaum war er wieder frei, wurden ihm vor laufender Kamera Bilder von getöteten Demonstranten gezeigt. Er brach in Tränen aus. Der Widerstand hatte ein neues Gesicht. Zum ersten Mal erzählt Ghonim von seinem Kampf gegen die ägyptische Regierung nach der Ermordung des Bloggers Khaled Said. Während der Protestbewegung gegen Präsident Mubarak gründete er die Facebook-Gruppe »We are all Khaled Said«, wo er zu Demonstrationen gegen das Regime aufrief. Zwei Wochen später trat Mubarak zurück. Wael Ghonim erklärt, warum eine Revolution in Ägypten unausweichlich war und was man daraus lernen kann: Er liefert die Blaupause dafür, wie wir Dinge verändern können – bis zur Revolution 2.0.
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Russisches Tattoo

Author: Elena Gorokhova

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423426713

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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Goodbye Leningrad, hello America! Mit nichts als einem Koffer kommt Lena aus Leningrad in den USA an. Ein Leben ohne mütterliche (und staatliche) Kontrolle scheint zum Greifen nah. Doch die lang ersehnte Freiheit gibt es nicht zum Nulltarif. Erst nach und nach fasst sie Fuß in der amerikanischen Gesellschaft. Als ihre Tochter geboren wird, reist Lenas Mutter aus der Sowjetunion an und bleibt. Ungelöste Konflikte flammen wieder auf: Zwischen ihrer sowjetisch geprägten Mutter und ihrer amerikanisch erzogenen Tochter muss Lena ihre eigene Identität neu bestimmen.
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Dissident Women

Gender and Cultural Politics in Chiapas

Author: Shannon Speed,R. Aída Hernández Castillo,Lynn M. Stephen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 280

View: 9328

Yielding pivotal new perspectives on the indigenous women of Mexico, Dissident Women: Gender and Cultural Politics in Chiapas presents a diverse collection of voices exploring the human rights and gender issues that gained international attention after the first public appearance of the Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN) in 1994. Drawing from studies on topics ranging from the daily life of Zapatista women to the effect of transnational indigenous women in tipping geopolitical scales, the contributors explore both the personal and global implications of indigenous women's activism. The Zapatista movement and the Women's Revolutionary Law, a charter that came to have tremendous symbolic importance for thousands of indigenous women, created the potential for renegotiating gender roles in Zapatista communities. Drawing on the original research of scholars with long-term field experience in a range of Mayan communities in Chiapas and featuring several key documents written by indigenous women articulating their vision, Dissident Women brings fresh insight to the revolutionary crossroads at which Chiapas stands—and to the worldwide implications of this economic and political microcosm.
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Das Informationszeitalter

Wirtschaft, Gesellschaft, Kultur

Author: Manuel Castells

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783825282622

Category: Developing countries

Page: 600

View: 7753

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