The Politics of Racial Betrayal

Author: Randall Kennedy

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307377202

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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In this incisive and unflinching study, Randall Kennedy, author of Nigger: The Strange Career of a Troublesome Word, tackles another stigma of America's racial discourse: “selling out.” He explains the origins of the concept and shows how fear of this label has haunted prominent members of the black community—including, most recently, Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice, and Barack Obama. Sellout also contains a rigorously fair case study of America's quintessential racial “sellout”—Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. In the book's final section, Kennedy recounts how he himself has dealt with accusations of being a sellout after meeting fierce criticism at Harvard upon the publication of his book, Nigger. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Women's Friendship and the Politics of Betrayal in England, 1640-1705

Author: Penelope Anderson

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748655832

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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Penelope Anderson's original study changes our understanding both of the masculine Renaissance friendship tradition and of the private forms of women's friendship of the eighteenth century and after. It uncovers the latent threat of betrayal lurking within politicized classical and humanist friendship, showing its surprising resilience as a model for political obligation undone and remade. Incorporating authors from Cicero to Abraham Cowley and Margaret Cavendish to Mary Astell, the book focuses on two extraordinary women writers, the royalist Katherine Philips and the republican Lucy Hutchinson. And it explores the ways in which they appropriate the friendship tradition in order to address problems of conflicting allegiances in the English Civil Wars and Restoration. As Penelope Anderson suggests, their writings on friendship provide a new account of women's relation to public life, organized through textual exchange rather than bodily reproduction.
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Diary of a Kenyan Legislator

Author: Joe Khamisi

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1426986769

Category: Political Science

Page: 400

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In this provocative treatise, author Joe Khamisi catalogues the events that took place during one of Kenyas most important periods in history. This period began in 2002, when Daniel Arap Moi stepped down after twenty-four years as president of Kenya. Khamisi reviews events up to the time when the country exploded in post-election violence in 2007 and the subsequent formation of the Grand Coalition Government between President Mwai Kibaki and Raila Amolo Odinga the following year. Khamisi explores the leadership betrayals that he believes are responsible for the political, social, and economic rot that are pervasive in Kenya. He recounts how he helped a presidential poll loser in the 2007 elections, Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka, capture the coveted role of vice president. He also presents an in-depth analysis of Senator Barack Obamas visit to Kenya in 2006, as well as his own personal experiences with Baracks late father, who he describes as a person who chain-smoked contentedly, drank copiously, and partied spiritedly. The Politics of Betrayal is critical reading for anyone who is interested in the transformation of Kenya from a one-party dictatorship to a pluralistic nation.
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Renegades and ex-radicals from Mussolini to Christopher Hitchens

Author: Ashley Lavelle

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 1526102722

Category: Political Science

Page: 259

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The radical who becomes a conservative is a common theme in political history. Benito Mussolini, the Italian socialist who became a fascist, is the best-known example, but there have been many others, including the numerous American Trotskyists and Marxists who later became neo-conservatives, anti-communists or, in some instances, McCarthyists. The politics of betrayal examines why several one-time radicals subsequently became part of the establishment in various countries, including the former Black Panther Party leader turned Republican Eldridge Cleaver, the Australian communist Adela Pankhurst who became an admirer of the Nazis, and the ex-radical journalist Christopher Hitchens, whose defection to the neo-conservative camp of George W. Bush's administration following 11 September 2001 offers one of the most surprising instances of the phenomenon in recent times. How and why do so many radicals betray the cause? What implications does it have for left politics? Were the ex-radicals right to become conservatives? This book, the first of its kind, answers these and more questions.
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Author: G. R. Jenkins

Publisher: G. R. Jenkins

ISBN: 1438220359

Category: Fiction

Page: 264

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***** #8 on Jonathan Shaw's Top Ten Political Thrillers ***** It couldn't happen here............ or could it? A consultant's curiosity leads to a shocking discovery concerning an upcoming presidential election...a hacker sends a mysterious e-mail to a Miami newspaper...a murder, during an apparent robbery, is more than it seems to be. When a respected, award-winning journalist becomes involved in the story by chance, she sees a connection and races against time to uncover the dark secrets that lay behind it. From the halls of Washington to the back streets of Amman; from the bright lights of Miami to the desolation of the Negev, a sinister game of manipulation, murder, and betrayal is played out to its deadly conclusion.
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The Politics of Otherness in Emergent U.S. Literatures and Culture

Author: Crystal Parikh

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 0823230449

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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In An Ethics of Betrayal, Crystal Parikh investigates the theme and tropes of betrayal and treason in Asian American and Chicano/Latino literary and cultural narratives. In considering betrayal from an ethical perspective, one grounded in the theories of Emmanuel Levinas and Jacques Derrida, Parikh argues that the minority subject is obligated in a primary, preontological, and irrecusable relation of responsibility to the Other. Episodes of betrayal and treason allegorize the position of this subject, beholden to the many others who embody the alterity of existence and whose demands upon the subject result in transgressions of intimacy and loyalty. In this first major comparative study of narratives by and about Asian Americans and Latinos, Parikh considers writings by Frank Chin, Gish Jen, Chang-rae Lee, Eric Liu, Amrico Parades, and Richard Rodriguez, as well as narratives about the persecution of Wen Ho Lee and the rescue and return of Elian Gonz~lez. By addressing the conflicts at the heart of filiality, the public dimensions of language in the constitution of minority community,and the mercenary mobilizations of model minoritystatus, An Ethics of Betrayal seriously engages the challenges of conducting ethnic and critical race studies based on the uncompromising and unromantic ideas of justice, reciprocity, and ethical society.
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The Politics of Canadian Immigration

Author: Charles M. Campbell

Publisher: West Vancouver, B.C. : Jasmine Books

ISBN: 9780968673805

Category: Social Science

Page: 231

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Author: Ha Jin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 3037900733

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Überraschend erhält Lilian Shang, in den USA geboren und aufgewachsen, nach dem Tod ihrer Eltern das Tagebuch ihres Vaters. Gary Shang arbeitete mehr als dreißig Jahre lang als Maulwurf bei der CIA und war einer der wichtigsten Spione Chinas - bis er 1980 durch eine Unachtsamkeit aufflog. Lilian ist tief bewegt von den Zeilen ihres Vaters, die ihr den schmerzvollen Preis offenbaren, den er für dieses Doppelleben zahlen musste. Jahrzehnte, nachdem Gary seine Heimat für immer verließ, reist sie auf den Spuren ihres Vaters nach China und begegnet einer zweiten Familie, von der weder sie noch ihre amerikanische Mutter etwas wussten. Lilian ahnt, aus welchem schrecklichen Dilemma ihr Vater sich nicht mehr befreien konnte - und als sie herausfindet, dass auch Gary verraten wurde, setzt sie alles daran, dieses Schicksal einer weiteren Generation zu ersparen.
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Essays in Self-betrayal

Author: Daniel W. Conway

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312048013

Category: Irony

Page: 226

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The Politics of Irony presents ten essays--all previously unpublished and written specifically for this volume--that explore the ironic dimension in politics. Although most scholars hold the respective claims of irony and politics to be irreconcilable, these authors variously examine the wayward premise that politics is perhaps unavoidably ironic. The composition of the volume is uniquely cross-disciplinary, featuring authors from the fields of political theory, women's studies, literature, and philosophy, all of whom address issues that lie at the intersection of these disciplines. The volume is divided into three parts. The first four essays attest to a history of political irony in the works of Plato, Swift, Goethe and Nietzsche; the next four essays examine the contemporary significance of irony in the politics of feminism, interpretation, resistance and postmodern play; and the volume ends with an exchange between Jean Bethke Elshtain and Richard Rorty on the possibility of an ironic commitment to liberal ideas.
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Author: David Day

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780732273330

Category: Australia

Page: 750

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This is a collection of David Day's World War II histories: The Great Betrayal and Reluctant Nation. nightmare - the possibility of invasion by Japan. With Australia's fighting strength scattered across the globe defending British interests in the Mediterranean and elsewhere, the nation looked to Britain for help. But it was not forthcoming. the country was forced to look to the US to help fend off the looming danger. So began the most terrifying period in Australian history, culminating in the naval battle of the Coral Sea and the battle of the Kokoda Track. Only then did the risk of invasion recede. Curtin and Winston Churchill, bickered over the disposition of the troops and the provision of munitions. These diplomatic battles were fought almost as furiously as the battles on the ground between the soldiers of the opposing armies. Nation plus extensive new research in the archives of Britain and Australia, and utilising a very readable narrative style, the author places the landmark battles of Allied forces within their wider political context. The book exposes the awful peril in which Australia was placed by the war in the Pacific and shows how Australia's relationship with Britain was tested almost to breaking point.
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The Betrayal Of American Democracy

Author: William Greider

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 143912874X

Category: Political Science

Page: 464

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Who Will Tell the People is a passionate, eye-opening challenge to American democracy. Here is a tough-minded exploration of why we're in trouble, starting with the basic issues of who gets heard, who gets ignored, and why. Greider shows us the realities of power in Washington today, uncovering the hidden relationships that link politicians with corporations and the rich, and that subvert the needs of ordinary citizens. How do we put meaning back into public life? Greider shares the stories of some citizens who have managed to crack Washington's "Grand Bazaar" of influence peddling as he reveals the structures designed to thwart them. Without naiveté or cynicism, Greider shows us how the system can still be made to work for the people, and delineates the lines of battle in the struggle to save democracy. By showing us the reality of how the political decisions that shape our lives are made, William Greider explains how we can begin to take control once more.
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The Literary Commitments of Nadine Gordimer

Author: Andrew V. Ettin

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 9780813914305

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 150

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He examines the connection between the personal and the political, showing that Gordimer has always seen the two as inseparable, and that her understanding of this relationship has developed profoundly during her career. Though the book is not biographical, it explores more fully than any preceding publication Gordimer's attitudes toward feminism and her connections with her Jewish background, thereby expanding our comprehension of her social context. Ettin includes a succinct overview of her career and devotes each of six chapters to a major theme, tracing and analyzing the themes as they recur in selected stories, novels, essays, and interview reflections, and as they have emerged in relation to circumstances of her own life. The author sees Gordimer's work as a tool not of propaganda but of understanding, a means of sharpening our perceptions of one another's lives.
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The Political Betrayal of Sexually Harassed Women

Author: Gwendolyn Mink

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 1501728881

Category: Social Science

Page: 160

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Arguing that power is always a factor in sexual harassment cases, the author uses her own experiences on a college campus to argue for a re-evaluation of the law.
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Politics of Culture in the New Europe

Author: Unni Wikan

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226896847

Category: Political Science

Page: 293

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All over Western Europe, the lot of many non-Western immigrants is one of marginalization, discrimination, and increasing segregation. In this bold and controversial book, Unni Wikan shows how an excessive respect for "their culture" has been part of the problem. Culture has become a new concept of race, sustaining ethnic identity politics that subvert human rights—especially for women and children. Fearful of being considered racist, state agencies have sacrificed freedom and equality in the name of culture. Comparing her native Norway to Western Europe and the United States, Wikan focuses on people caught in turmoil, how institutions function, and the ways in which public opinion is shaped and state policies determined. Contradictions arise between policies of respect for minority cultures, welfare, and freedom, but the goal is the same: to create a society committed to both social justice and respect for human rights. Writing with power and grace, Wikan makes a plea for a renewed moral vitality and human empathy that can pave the way for more effective social policies and create change.
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The Betrayal of an Ideal

Author: Majid Behrouzi

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739118108

Category: Philosophy

Page: 226

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This book, along with its companion volume, Democracy as the Political Empowerment of the Citizen, relates the democratic potential of the latest electronic technologies to the idea of direct-participatory democracy. Taking a critical look at the past and present theories of democracy, this volume clarifies the original meaning of the idea of democracy and explains the distortions it has suffered throughout its long history.
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Author: Ian McEwan

Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG

ISBN: 3257607776

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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Eine klassische Konstellation: der Vater, die Mutter und der Liebhaber. Und das Kind, vor dessen Augen sich das Drama entfaltet. Aber so, wie Ian McEwan sie erzählt, hat man diese elementare Geschichte noch nie gehört. Verblüffend, verstörend, fesselnd, philosophisch – eine literarische Tour de Force von einem der größten Erzähler englischer Sprache.
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Feminism, Sexual Politics, Asian American Women's Literature

Author: Leslie Bow

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400824141

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

View: 1955

Asian American women have long dealt with charges of betrayal within and beyond their communities. Images of their "disloyalty" pervade American culture, from the daughter who is branded a traitor to family for adopting American ways, to the war bride who immigrates in defiance of her countrymen, to a figure such as Yoko Ono, accused of breaking up the Beatles with her "seduction" of John Lennon. Leslie Bow here explores how representations of females transgressing the social order play out in literature by Asian American women. Questions of ethnic belonging, sexuality, identification, and political allegiance are among the issues raised by such writers as Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston, Bharati Mukherjee, Jade Snow Wong, Amy Tan, Sky Lee, Le Ly Hayslip, Wendy Law-Yone, Fiona Cheong, and Nellie Wong. Beginning with the notion that feminist and Asian American identity are mutually exclusive, Bow analyzes how women serve as boundary markers between ethnic or national collectives in order to reveal the male-based nature of social cohesion. In exploring the relationship between femininity and citizenship, liberal feminism and American racial discourse, and women's domestic abuse and human rights, the author suggests that Asian American women not only mediate sexuality's construction as a determiner of loyalty but also manipulate that construction as a tool of political persuasion in their writing. The language of betrayal, she argues, offers a potent rhetorical means of signaling how belonging is policed by individuals and by the state. Bow's bold analysis exposes the stakes behind maintaining ethnic, feminist, and national alliances, particularly for women who claim multiple loyalties.
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Author: Gerald L. Caplan

Publisher: Groundwood Books Ltd

ISBN: 0888998252

Category: Political Science

Page: 144

View: 6063

Argues that it is the policies of rich Western nations that are responsible for many of Africa's problems, discussing such issues as the large gap between rich and poor, women's rights, health, and education, and advocates change.
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