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Out of the Ashes

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ISBN: 9789751229083 Year: Pages: 276 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_459402 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: History
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History; Timor; East timor

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east timor --- timor --- history

Rhetorics of Belonging - Nation, Narration and Israel/Palestine

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Book Series: Postcolonialism Across the Disciplines ISBN: 9781846319433 9781781386088 Year: Pages: 208 Language: English
Publisher: Liverpool University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched
Subject: History --- Migration
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Describes the formation and operation of a category of Palestinian and Israeli 'world literature' whose authors actively respond to the expectation that their work will 'narrate' the nation, invigorating critical debates about the political and artistic value of national narration as a literary practice. The crisis in Israel/Palestine has long been the world’s most visible military conflict. Yet the region’s cultural and intellectual life remains all but unknown to most foreign observers, which means that literary texts that make it into circulation abroad tend to be received as historical documents rather than aesthetic artefacts. Rhetorics of Belonging examines the diverse ways in which Palestinian and Israeli world writers have responded to the expectation that they will ‘narrate’ the nation, invigorating critical debates about the political and artistic value of national narration as a reading and writing practice. It considers writers whose work is rarely discussed together, offering new readings of the work of Edward Said, Amos Oz, Mourid Barghouti, Orly Castel-Bloom, Sahar Khalifeh, and Anton Shammas. This book helps to restore the category of the nation to contemporary literary criticism by attending to a context where the idea of the nation is so central a part of everyday experience that writers cannot not address it, and readers cannot help but read for it. It also points a way toward a relational literary history of Israel/Palestine, one that would situate Palestinian and Israeli writing in the context of a history of antagonistic interaction. The book’s findings are relevant not only for scholars working in postcolonial studies and Israel/Palestine studies, but for anyone interested in the difficult and unpredictable intersections of literature and politics. This title was made Open Access by libraries from around the world through Knowledge Unlatched.

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Revolutionizing a world

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ISBN: 9781911576631 Year: Pages: 336 DOI: 10.14324/ 9781911576631 Language: English
Publisher: UCL Press
Subject: History --- Archaeology
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This book investigates the long-term continuity of large-scale states and empires, and its effect on the Near East’s social fabric, including the fundamental changes that occurred to major social institutions. Its geographical coverage spans, from east to west, modern-day Libya and Egypt to Central Asia, and from north to south, Anatolia to southern Arabia, incorporating modern-day Oman and Yemen. Its temporal coverage spans from the late eighth century BCE to the seventh century CE during the rise of Islam and collapse of the Sasanian Empire. The authors argue that the persistence of large states and empires starting in the eighth/seventh centuries BCE, which continued for many centuries, led to new socio-political structures and institutions emerging in the Near East. The primary processes that enabled this emergence were large-scale and long-distance movements, or population migrations. These patterns of social developments are analysed under different aspects: settlement patterns, urban structure, material culture, trade, governance, language spread and religion, all pointing at movement as the main catalyst for social change. This book’s argument is framed within a larger theoretical framework termed as ‘universalism’, a theory that explains many of the social transformations that happened to societies in the Near East, starting from the Neo-Assyrian period and continuing for centuries. Among other influences, the effects of these transformations are today manifested in modern languages, concepts of government, universal religions and monetized and globalized economies.

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empire --- state --- near east --- universalism

Chapter Udug (Book chapter)

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ISBN: 9783110346602 Year: Language: German|English|French
Publisher: De Gruyter Grant: FP7 Ideas: European Research Council - 323596
Subject: History
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Assyriology; Mesopotamia; Ancient Near East

Chapter Uterus (Book chapter)

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ISBN: 9783110408966 Year: Language: German|English|French
Publisher: De Gruyter Grant: FP7 Ideas: European Research Council - 323596
Subject: History
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Assyriology; Mesopotamia; Ancient Near East

Thinking about Christian Life in the Turmoil Times of the Middle East - Insights and Reflections from East and West

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ISBN: 101787520201252 9783863954437 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Universitätsverlag Göttingen
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"Studies in the Middle East" is a one-year programme at the Near East School of Theology in Beirut (NEST). In honour of its 20th anniversary, academics and teachers from the NEST and from Germany met at Georg-August University in Göttingen and in the nearby Coptic Orthodox Monastery in Höxter-Brenkhausen to discuss the current situation in the Middle East and possible ways to initiate a spiritual new beginning in this crisis and war-ridden region. The present volume offers various contributions that were made on the subject.

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christian life --- Middle East --- NEST

William G. Brownlow: Fighting Parson of the Southern Highlands

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Book Series: Appalachian Echoes ISBN: 1572330503 Year: Pages: xviii, 432 Language: English
Publisher: Newfound Press
Subject: History
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Permissive Residents: West Papuan refugees living in Papua New Guinea

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ISBN: 9781921536236 Year: Pages: 157 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_459440 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Sociology
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This book offers another frame through which to view the event of the outrigger landing of 43 West Papuans in Australia in 2006. West Papuans have crossed boundaries to seek asylum since 1962, usually eastward into Papua New Guinea (PNG), and occasionally southward to Australia. Between 1984–86, around 11,000 people crossed into PNG seeking asylum. After the Government of PNG acceded to the United Nations Convention and Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees, West Papuans were relocated from informal camps on the international border to a single inland location called East Awin. This volume provides an ethnography of that settlement based on the author’s fieldwork carried out in 1998–99.

Financing Higher Education and Economic Development in East Asia

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ISBN: 9781921666636 Year: Pages: 281 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_459234 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Economics --- Education
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This volume addresses important issues to do with access to higher education and different models of its financing in the East Asia region. It is enriched by diverse perspectives from vastly different starting points and by the historical and institutional settings in the region. The issues are set out in the context of the value of higher education in economic development and how it contributes to the capacities to adopt and adapt to new technologies and undertake institutional innovation. The established and well-functioning higher education loan and financing systems, such as those in Australia, and the experience of different systems tried—both in East Asia and in the United States—are brought to bear in this volume.

Migration from the Middle East and North Africa to Europe: Past Developments, Current Status and Future Potentials

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ISBN: 9789089646507 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_496763 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: History --- Migration
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One of the most important challenges concerning the future of the European Union is the demographic reproduction of the European population. Decreasing birth-rates and the retirement of the baby boomers will dramatically reduce the labour force in the EU, which will entail not only a lack of manpower but also lower contributions to European social systems. It seems clear that the EU will have to counterbalance this population decrease by immigration in the coming years. Migration Between the Middle East, North Africa and Europe takes this challenge as a point of departure for analysing the MENA region, in particular Morocco, Egypt and Turkey, as a possible source of future migration to the European Union. At the same time, it illustrates the uncertainties implied in such calculations, especially at a time of radical political changes, such as those brought about by the Arab Uprising.

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