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Driving Modernity : Technology, Experts, Politics, and Fascist Motorways, 1922-1943

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Book Series: Explorations in Mobility ISBN: 9781785334498 9781785334726 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Berghahn Books Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100113
Subject: Political Science
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On March 26th, 1923, in a formal ceremony, construction of the Milan–Alpine Lakes autostrada officially began, the preliminary step toward what would become the first European motorway. That Benito Mussolini himself participated in the festivities indicates just how important the project was to Italian Fascism. This book recounts the twisting fortunes of the autostrada, which—alongside railways, aviation, and other forms of mobility—Italian authorities hoped would spread an ideology of technological nationalism. It explains how Italy ultimately failed to realize its mammoth infrastructural vision, addressing the political and social conditions that made a coherent plan of development impossible.

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Enduring Uncertainty

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Book Series: Dislocations ISBN: 9781785333729 Year: Pages: 186 Language: English
Publisher: Berghahn Books Grant: Knowledge Unlatched
Subject: History --- Migration
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Focusing on the lived experience of immigration policy and processes, this volume provides fascinating insights into the deportation process as it is felt and understood by those subjected to it. The author presents a rich and innovative ethnography of deportation and deportability experienced by migrants convicted of criminal offenses in England and Wales. The unique perspectives developed here – on due process in immigration appeals, migrant surveillance and control, social relations and sense of self, and compliance and resistance – are important for broader understandings of border control policy and human rights.This title was made Open Access by libraries from around the world through Knowledge Unlatched.

Evidence, ethos, and experiment : the anthropology and history of medical research in Africa

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ISBN: 9780857450920 9780857450937 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Berghahn Books Grant: Wellcome Trust - 074772
Subject: Anthropology --- Medicine (General)
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Medical research has been central to biomedicine in Africa for over a century, and Africa, along with other tropical areas, has been crucial to the development of medical science. At present, study populations in Africa participate in an increasing number of medical research projects and clinical trials, run by both public institutions and private companies. Global debates about the politics and ethics of this research are growing and local concerns are prompting calls for social studies of the “trial communities” produced by this scientific work. Drawing on rich, ethnographic and historiographic ­­­material, this volume represents the emergent field of anthropological inquiry that links Africanist ethnography to recent concerns with science, the state, and the culture of late capitalism in Africa.

Footprints in Paradise : Ethnography of Ecotourism, Local Knowledge and Nature Therapies in Okinawa

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Book Series: New Directions in Anthropology ISBN: 9781785333866 9781785334733 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Berghahn Books Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100112
Subject: Ethnology
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In Okinawa, the southernmost prefecture of Japan, “ecotourism” promises to provide employment for a dwindling population of rural youth while preserving the natural environment and bolstering regional pride. Footprints in Paradise centers on how Okinawans’ sense of place is transforming rapidly, along with language, landscapes, cultural traditions, and wildlife: from marginalized and exoticized island phenomena into global heritage resources worth cherishing by insiders and outsiders. Footprints in Paradise is intended for readers interested in the anthropology of US-Japan-Okinawa relations, tourism and island environments, the politics of ecological sustainability, and the shifting ethics of human-animal relationships in the early twenty-first century.

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A Foreign Affair : Billy Wilder's American Films

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Book Series: Film Europa ISBN: 9781845454180 9781785334757 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Berghahn Books Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100274
Subject: Performing Arts
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With six Academy Awards, four entries on the American Film Institute’s list of 100 greatest American movies, and more titles on the National Historic Register of classic films deemed worthy of preservation than any other director, Billy Wilder counts as one of the most accomplished filmmakers ever to work in Hollywood. Yet how American is Billy Wilder, the Jewish émigré from Central Europe? This book underscores this complex issue, unpacking underlying contradictions where previous commentators routinely smoothed them out. Wilder emerges as an artist with roots in sensationalist journalism and the world of entertainment as well as with an awareness of literary culture and the avant-garde, features that lead to productive and often highly original confrontations between high and low.

Girlhood and the Politics of Place

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ISBN: 9781785333743 Year: Pages: 354 Language: English
Publisher: Berghahn Books Grant: Knowledge Unlatched
Subject: Gender Studies
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Examining context-specific conditions in which girls live, learn, work, play, and organize deepens the understanding of place-making practices of girls and young women worldwide. Focusing on place across health, literary and historical studies, art history, communications, media studies, sociology, and education allows for investigations of how girlhood is positioned in relation to interdisciplinary and transnational research methodologies, media environments, geographic locations, historical and social spaces. This book offers a comprehensive and authoritative reading of this emerging field and how girlhood scholars construct and deploy research frameworks that directly engage girls in the research process.This title was made Open Access by libraries from around the world through Knowledge Unlatched.

Post-Ottoman Coexistence

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Book Series: Space and Place ISBN: 9781785333750 Year: Pages: 292 Language: English
Publisher: Berghahn Books Grant: Knowledge Unlatched
Subject: Political Science
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In Southeast Europe, the Balkans, and Middle East, scholars often refer to the “peaceful coexistence” of various religious and ethnic groups under the Ottoman Empire before ethnonationalist conflicts dissolved that shared space and created legacies of division. "Post-Ottoman Coexistence", interrogates ways of living together and asks what practices enabled centuries of cooperation and sharing, as well as how and when such sharing was disrupted. Contributors discuss both historical and contemporary practices of coexistence within the context of ethno-national conflict and its aftermath.This title was made Open Access by libraries from around the world through Knowledge Unlatched.

Postcoloniality : The French Dimension

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ISBN: 9781845452520 9781785334764 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Berghahn Books Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100108
Subject: History --- Migration
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Postcolonial theory is central to many scholarly debates around the world. Some of these debates have become rather sterile and are characterized by a repetitive reworking of old issues, focusing on cultural questions of language and identity in particular. Margaret A. Majumdar investigates the causes of the apparent stagnation of postcolonial theory in some circles, and provides an overview of the divergence between Anglophone and Francophone approaches to the postcolonial. Outlining in particular the contribution of thinkers such as Césaire, Senghor, Memmi, Sartre and Fanon to the worldwide development of anti-imperialist ideas, she offers a critical perspective on the ongoing difficulties of France’s relationship with its colonial and postcolonial Others and suggests new lines of thought that are currently emerging in the Francophone world, which are sure to enliven Anglophone discussion and debates.

The Train Journey : Transit, Captivity, and Witnessing in the Holocaust

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Book Series: War and Genocide ISBN: 9781571812681 9781785334771 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Berghahn Books Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100273
Subject: Law
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Deportations by train were critical in the Nazis’ genocidal vision of the “Final Solution of the Jewish Question.” Historians have estimated that between 1941 and 1944 up to three million Jews were transported to their deaths in concentration and extermination camps. In his writings on the “Final Solution,” Raul Hilberg pondered the role of trains: “How can railways be regarded as anything more than physical equipment that was used, when the time came, to transport the Jews from various cities to shooting grounds and gas chambers in Eastern Europe?” This book explores the question by analyzing victims’ experiences at each stage of forced relocation: the round-ups and departures from the ghettos, the captivity in trains, and finally, the arrival at the camps. Utilizing a variety of published memoirs and unpublished testimonies, the book argues that victims experienced train journeys as mobile chambers, comparable in importance to fixed locations of persecution such as ghettos and camps.

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The Upper Guinea Coast in Global Perspective

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Book Series: Integration and Conflict Studies ISBN: 9781785333736 Year: Pages: 336 Language: English
Publisher: Berghahn Books Grant: Knowledge Unlatched
Subject: Anthropology
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For centuries, Africa’s Upper Guinea Coast region has been the site of regional and global interactions, with societies from different parts of the African continent and beyond engaging in economic trade, cultural exchange, and various forms of conflict. This book provides a wide-ranging look at how such encounters have continued into the present day, identifying the disruptions and continuities in religion, language, economics, and various other social phenomena that have resulted. These accounts show a region that, while still grappling with the legacies of colonialism and the slave trade, is both shaped by and an important actor within ever-denser global networks, exhibiting consistent transformation and creative adaptation.This title was made Open Access by libraries from around the world through Knowledge Unlatched.

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