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Prashad, Vijay

Works: 76 works in 231 publications in 2 languages and 9,481 library holdings
Genres: History  Military history 
Roles: Author, Editor, wpr, Contributor
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Most widely held works about Vijay Prashad
Most widely held works by Vijay Prashad
Asian American studies now : a critical reader( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1,286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Asian American Studies Now represents the changes occurring in Asian American communities and the world that require a reconsideration of how the interdisciplinary field of Asian American studies is defined and taught. The editors have selected essays for the significance of their contribution and their clarity, brevity, and accessibility to readers with little to no prior knowledge of Asian American studies, and feature reprints of seminal articles and groundbreaking texts, as well as bold new scholarship
The darker nations : a people's history of the third world by Vijay Prashad( Book )

19 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Darker Nations reconstructs the prehistory of the Third World, recalling the now-forgotten 1927 Brussels conclave of the League Against Imperialism, an international effort that brought Albert Einstein together with Jawaharlal, Nehru, Madame Sun Yat-Sen, and hundreds of other far-flung revolutionaries. The narrative then goes on to recount the 1955 conference in Bandung, Indonesia, where twenty-nine African and Asian countries launched the Third World project. Prashad traces the hopes of this decades-long global movement, and delineates its limitations and ultimate downfall in the 1980s."--Jacket
Everybody was Kung Fu fighting : Afro-Asian connections and the myth of cultural purity by Vijay Prashad( Book )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1992 the U.S. media was treated to "conflict" between blacks and Asians during the Los Angeles uprising. The event crystallized white-supremacist stereotypes of blacks as the "problem" minority and Asians as the "model.""
Dispatches from the Arab spring : understanding the new Middle East by Paul Amar( )

9 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Arab Spring unleashed forces of liberation and social justice that swept across North Africa and the Middle East with unprecedented speed, ferocity, and excitement. Although the future of the democratic uprisings against oppressive authoritarian regimes remains uncertain in many places, the revolutionary wave that started in Tunisia in December 2010 has transformed how the world sees Arab peoples and politics. Bringing together the knowledge of activists, scholars, journalists, and policy experts uniquely attuned to the pulse of the region, Dispatches from the Arab Spring offers an urgent and engaged analysis of a remarkable ongoing world-historical event that is widely misinterpreted in the West. Tracing the flows of protest, resistance, and counterrevolution in every one of the countries affected by this epochal change--from Morocco to Iraq and Syria to Sudan--the contributors provide ground-level reports and new ways of teaching about and understanding the Middle East in general, and contextualizing the social upheavals and political transitions that defined the Arab Spring in particular. Rejecting outdated and invalid (yet highly influential) paradigms to analyze the region--from depictions of the "Arab street" as a mindless, reactive mob to the belief that Arab culture was "unfit" for democratic politics--this book offers fresh insights into the region's dynamics, drawing from social history, political geography, cultural creativity, and global power politics. Dispatches from the Arab Spring is an unparalleled introduction to the changing Middle East and offers the most comprehensive and accurate account to date of the uprisings that profoundly reshaped North Africa and the Middle East. Contributors: Sheila Carapico, U of Richmond; Nouri Gana, UCLA; Toufic Haddad; Adam Hanieh, SOAS/U of London; Toby C. Jones, Rutgers U; Anjali Kamat; Khalid Medani, McGill U; Merouan Mekouar; Maya Mikdashi, NYU; Paulo Gabriel Hilu Pinto, U Federal Fluminense, Brazil; Jillian Schwedler, Hunter College, CUNY; Ahmad Shokr; Susan Slyomovics, UCLA; Haifa Zangana."--
Dispatches from Pakistan by Madiha R Tahir( )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since 9/11, Pakistan has loomed large in the geopolitical imagination of the West. A key ally in the global war on terror, it is also the country in which Osama bin Laden was finally found and killed ... and the one that has borne the brunt of much of the ongoing conflict's collateral damage. Despite its prominence on the front lines and on the front pages, Pakistan has been depicted by Western observers simplistically in terms of its corruption, its fundamentalist Islamic beliefs, and its propensity for violence. Dispatches from Pakistan, in contrast, reveals the complexities, the challenges, and the joys of daily life in the country, from the poetry of Gilgit to the graffiti of Gwadar, from an army barrack in Punjab to the urban politics of Karachi. This timely book brings together journalists, activists, academics, and artists to provide a rich, in-depth, and intriguing portrait of contemporary Pakistani society
The karma of Brown folk by Vijay Prashad( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""How does it feel to be a problem?" asked W.E.B. Du Bois of black Americans in his classic The Souls of Black Folk. A hundred years later, Vijay Prashad asks South Asians "How does it feel to be a solution?" In this kaleidoscopic critique, Prashad looks into the complexities faced by the members of a "model minority," one, he claims, that is consistently deployed as "a weapon in the war against black America."" "On a vast canvas, The Karma of Brown Folk attacks the two pillars of the "model minority" image, that South Asians are both inherently successful and pliant, and analyzes the ways in which U.S. immigration policy and American Orientalism have perpetuated these stereotypes. Prashad challenges the arguments made by Dinesh D'Souza, who heralds South Asian success in the United States, and questions the quiet accommodation to racism made by many South Asians. A look at Deepak Chopra and others who Prashad terms "Godmen" shows us how some South Asians exploit the stereotype of inherent spirituality, much to the chagrin of other South Asians. Tracing the long engagement of American culture with South Asia, Prashad illustrates India's effect on thinkers like Cotton Mather and Henry David Thoreau, Ravi Shankar's influence on John Coltrane, and such essential issues as race versus caste and the connection between antiracism activism and anticolonial resistance."--Jacket
The poorer nations : a possible history of the Global South by Vijay Prashad( Book )

20 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Darker Nations, Vijay Prashad provided an intellectual history of the Third World and told the story of the rise and fall of the Non-Aligned Movement. With The Poorer Nations, Prashad takes up the story where he left it. Since the '70s, the countries of the Global South have struggled to express themselves politically. Prashad analyzes the failures of neoliberalism, as well as the rise of the BRIC countries, the Group of 12, the World Social Forum, the Latin American revolutionary revival'in short, all the efforts to create alternatives to the neoliberal project advanced militarily by the US and its allies, among whom number the IMF, the World Bank, the WTO, and other economic instruments of the powerful. A true global history, The Poorer Nations is informed by interviews with leading players such as senior UN officials, as well as Prashad's pioneering research into archives of the Julius Nyerere'led South Commission
Keeping up with the Dow Joneses : debt, prison, workfare by Vijay Prashad( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In his latest book of interlinked essays, cultural critic Vijay Prashad examines the contradictions of the American economy. He assesses a range of related issues: the oft-vaunted US economy, propped up by the rising debt of poor and middle-class workers; welfare policies that punish those attempting to escape the grip of debt and poverty; and a prison industry that regulates and houses the unemployed, as well as a reserve army of laborers." "Prashad argues that the advent of mass production and advertising has converted citizens into consumers whose desires are captured by the phrase "keeping up with the Joneses." Yet, as Prashad so persuasively demonstrates, "keeping up with the Joneses" is a trap: Americans have gone into massive consumer debt, with the poorest forty percent of the public borrowing money to compensate for stagnant incomes, not to spend on luxuries. Only the richest twenty percent borrow money to invest in stocks. Not surprisingly, in the last few years, income and wealth differentials have risen to record highs. By making crystal-clear connections between the economy, welfare reform and the profit-driven prison industrial complex, Prashad offers a vision for a sustainable and vital anti-imperialist movement."--Jacket
Uncle Swami : South Asians in America today by Vijay Prashad( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Within hours of the attacks on the World Trade Center, misdirected assaults on Sikhs and other South Asians flared in communities across the nation, serving as harbingers of a more suspicious, less discerning, and increasingly fearful worldview that would drastically change ideas of belonging and acceptance in America. Weaving together distinct strands of recent South Asian immigration to the United States, Uncle Swami creates a richly textured discussion of a diverse and dynamic people whose identities are too often lumped together, glossed over, or simply misunderstood. Continuing the conversation sparked by his book The Karma of Brown Folk, Prashad confronts the experience of migration across an expanse of generations and class divisions, from the birth of political activism among second-generation immigrants and meteoric rise of South Asian American politicians in Republican circles to migrant workers, who are at the mercy of the American free market. A powerful new indictment of cultural and racial politics in America at the dawn of the twenty-first century, Uncle Swami restores a diasporic community to its full-fledged complexity, beyond both model minorities and specters of terrorism
Arab spring, Libyan winter by Vijay Prashad( Book )

10 editions published in 2012 in English and Turkish and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the wave of popular rebellion against governments in Arab nations during the Spring of 2011. This brief, timely analysis situates the assault on Libya in the context of the winds of revolt that swept through the Middle East in the Spring of 2011
Land of blue helmets : the United Nations and the Arab world by Karim Makdisi( )

8 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Born in 1945, the United Nations came to life in the Arab world. It was there that the UN dealt with early diplomatic challenges that helped shape its institutions such as peacekeeping and political mediation. It was also there that the UN found itself trapped in, and sometimes part of, confounding geopolitical tensions in key international conflicts in the Cold War and post-Cold War periods, such as hostilities between Palestine and Iraq and between Libya and Syria. Much has changed over the past seven decades, but what has not changed is the central role played by the UN. This book's claim is that the UN is a constant site of struggle in the Arab world and equally that the Arab world serves as a location for the UN to define itself against the shifting politics of its age. Looking at the UN from the standpoint of the Arab world, this volume collects some of the finest scholars and practitioners writing about the potential and the problems of a UN that is framed by both the promises of its Charter and the contradictions of its member states. This is a landmark book--a close and informed study of the UN in the region that taught the organization how to do its many jobs"--Provided by publisher
AfroAsian encounters : culture, history, politics by Heike Raphael-Hernandez( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With a Foreword by Vijay Prashad and an Afterword by Gary Okihiro. How might we understand yellowface performances by African Americans in 1930s swing adaptations of Gilbert and Sullivan's The Mikado, Paul Robeson's support of Asian and Asian American struggles, or the absorption of hip hop by Asian American youth culture?. AfroAsian Encounters is the first anthology to look at the mutual influence of and relationships between members of the African and Asian diasporas. While these two groups have often been thought of as occupying incommensurate, if not opposing, cultural and political posit
Fat cats & running dogs : the Enron stage of capitalism by Vijay Prashad( Book )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dismantles the Enron scandal from top to bottom and then goes on to show how Enron was not some kind of freaky aberration, but a high-flying symbol for an entire industry that has gone mad through the black magic of deregulation. [back cover]
Dispatches from Latin America : on the frontlines against neoliberalism( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the laboratory of neoliberalism - popularly known as "globalization"--Latin America has transformed itself into a launching pad for resistance. As globalization began to spread its devastation, robust and thoughtful opposition emerged in response -- in the recovered factory movement of Argentina, in the presidential elections of indigenous leaders and radicals like Hugo Chavez and Evo Morales, against the privatization of water in Bolivia. Across Latin America, people are building social movements to take back control of their countries and their lives. In Dispatches from Latin America, 28 authors report on countries from Mexico to Argentina to map the contemporary political and social territory. Drawn from the pages of the well-respected NACLA Report, this collection offers a riveting series of accounts that bring new insight into the region's struggles and victories. With shrewd analysis rendered in accessible language, Dispatches lays plain the complex and vitally important conditions unfolding in 21st-century Latin America
Untouchable freedom : a social history of a Dalit community by Vijay Prashad( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Delhi's citizens revile the sanitation workers who clean their city, but they also rely on them. For a pittance, and without much technological support, these workers keep the city as clean as possible." "Untouchable Freedom traces the history of these Dalit workers - the Balmikis - from the 1860s to the present. It offers a view of the work process that entraps these Dalits into the sanitation industry, although most worked as agricultural labour prior to the twentieth century." "This book will interest historians, sociologists, activists, and all who are concerned with Dalit politics."--BOOK JACKET
The death of the nation and the future of the Arab revolution by Vijay Prashad( Book )

9 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This fast-paced and timely book from Vijay Prashad is the best critical primer to the Middle East conflicts today, from Syria and Saudi Arabia to the chaos in Turkey. Mixing thrilling anecdotes from street-level reporting that give a reader a sense of what is at stake with a birds-eye view of the geopolitics of the region and the globe, Prashad guides us through the dramatic changes in players, politics, and economics in the Middle East over the last five years. 'The Arab Spring was defeated neither in the byways of Tahrir Square nor the souk of Aleppo, ' he explains. 'It was defeated roundly in the palaces of Riyadh and Ankara as well as in Washington, DC, and Paris.' The heart of this book explores the turmoil in Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon--countries where ISIS emerged and is thriving. It is here that the story of the region rests. What would a post-ISIS Middle East look like? Who will listen to the grievances of the people? Can there be another future for the region that is not the return of the security state or the continuation of monarchies? Placing developments in the Middle East in the broader context of revolutionary history, The Death of the Nation tackles these critical questions"--Provided by publisher
Letters to Palestine : writers respond to war and occupation( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book traces this swelling recognition of Palestinian suffering, struggle, and hope, in writing that is personal, lyrical, anguished, and hopeful. Some of the leading American writers of our time, such as Junot Diaz and Teju Cole, along with musicians like Chuck D and Palestinian American artists like Naomi Shihab Nye, give voice to feelings of empathy and solidarity - and anger at US support for Israeli policy - in intimate letters, beautiful essays, and furious poems."--Back cover
Strongmen : Trump, Modi, Erdoğan, Putin, Duterte( )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We're edging towards a new kind of global fascism driven by aggression and strident nationalism. In this energetic, focused book, a group of five accomplished writers confronts five would-be dictators
The Russian Revolution : a view from the third world by Walter Rodney( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In his short life, Guyanese intellectual Walter Rodney emerged as one of the foremost thinkers and activists of the anticolonial revolution, leading movements in North America, Africa, and the Caribbean. Wherever he was, Rodney was a lightning rod for working-class Black Power organizing. His deportation sparked Jamaica's Rodney Riots in 1968, and his scholarship trained a generation how to approach politics on an international scale. In 1980, shortly after founding the Working People's Alliance in Guyana, the thirty-eight-year-old Rodney was assassinated. Walter Rodney's Russian Revolution collects surviving texts from a series of lectures he delivered at the University of Dar es Salaam, an intellectual hub of the independent Third World. It had been his intention to work these into a book, a goal completed posthumously with the editorial aid of Robin D. G. Kelley and Jesse Benjamin. Moving across the historiography of the long Russian Revolution with clarity and insight, Rodney transcends the ideological fault lines of the Cold War. Surveying a broad range of subjects--the Narodniks, social democracy, the October Revolution, civil war, and the challenges of Stalinism--Rodney articulates a distinct viewpoint from the Third World, one that grounds revolutionary theory and history with the people in motion."--Provided by publisher
War against the planet : the fifth Afghan war, imperialism, and other assorted fundamentalisms by Vijay Prashad( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With reference to America's war on Afghanistan post-September 11th
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The darker nations : a people's history of the third world
Everybody was Kung Fu fighting : Afro-Asian connections and the myth of cultural purityThe karma of Brown folkKeeping up with the Dow Joneses : debt, prison, workfareFat cats & running dogs : the Enron stage of capitalismDispatches from Latin America : on the frontlines against neoliberalism
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Vijay Prashad.

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