Williams, Daniel G.
Most widely held works by Daniel G Williams
Ethnicity and cultural authority : from Arnold to Du Bois by Daniel Williams ( Book )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Writing in 1903, W. E. B. Du Bois suggested that the goal for the African-American was 'to be a co-worker in the kingdom of culture'. He was evoking 'culture' as a solution to the divisions within society, thereby adopting, in a very different context, an idea that had been influentially expressed by Matthew Arnold in the 1860s. Du Bois questioned the assumed universality of this concept by asking who, ultimately, is allowed into the 'kingdom of culture'? How does one come to speak from a position of cultural authority? This book adopts a transatlantic approach to explore these questions. It centres on four Victorian 'men of letters' - Matthew Arnold, William Dean Howells, W. B. Yeats and W. E. B. Du Bois - who drew on notions of ethnicity as a basis from which to assert their cultural authority. In comparative close readings of these figures Daniel Williams addresses several key areas of contemporary literary and cultural debate. The book questions the notion of 'the West' as it appears and re-appears in the formulations of postcolonial theory, challenges the widespread tendency to divide nationalism into 'civic' and 'ethnic' forms, and forces its readers to reconsider what they mean when they talk about 'culture', 'identity' and 'national literature'
Spiraling violence : Boko Haram attacks and security force abuses in Nigeria by Daniel Williams ( Book )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Boko Haram, an armed Islamic group whose professed aim is to rid Nigeria of its corrupt and abusive government and institute what it describes as religious purity, has committed horrific crimes across northern and central Nigeria. Since 2009, suspected members of the group have killed at least 1,500 people, including police officers and other government security agents, Christians, and Muslims who cooperate with government authorities. In the name of ending the group's threat to the country's citizens, government security forces have killed hundreds of Boko Haram suspects and random members of communities where attacks have occurred. Clashes between the group and security personnel, and extra-judicial killings by the police and military, have raised the death toll of those killed by Boko Haram and the security forces to more than 2,800 people since 2009. Meanwhile, hundreds of people have been arrested across the north, many of them detained incommunicado without charge or trial for months or even years. Based on field research in Nigeria in July 2010 and in May and July 2012, and the continuous monitoring of media reports of Boko Haram attacks and statements, Spiraling Violence explores the crimes committed by the Islamic group and sheds light on the underreported role of Nigeria's security forces, whose actions in response to the violence have contravened international human rights standards and fueled further attacks. Human Rights Watch's research suggests that crimes against humanity may have been committed both by state agents and members of Boko Haram. Nigeria's government has a responsibility to protect its citizens from violence but also to respect international human rights law related to the use of force by its security forces, the treatment of detainees, the prohibition of torture, and due process standards. Nigerian authorities should prosecute without delay the perpetrators of crimes, whether members of Boko Haram or government security forces, and take meaningful measures to address corruption, poverty, and other underlying factors that have created a fertile ground for violent militancy in Nigeria"--P.  of cover
Canu caeth : y Cymry a'r Affro-Americaniaid ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in Welsh and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
911 promise : promises, prayers and inspiring quotations for life, liberty and true happiness in crisis or calm by Daniel Williams ( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Arnold, Matthew, Blacks Blacks--Intellectual life Blacks--Social life and customs Culture Domestic terrorism Du Bois, W. E. B.--(William Edward Burghardt), Ethnicity Ethnicity in literature Howells, William Dean, Human rights Nationalism Nationalism in literature Nigeria Political violence Race relations Wales Yeats, W. B.--(William Butler),