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Works: 2,587 works in 2,781 publications in 1 language and 35,873 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Case studies 
Classifications: HD6957.U5, 334.0973
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Whiteness and trauma : the mother-daughter knot in the fiction of Jean Rhys, Jamaica Kincaid, and Toni Morrison by Victoria Burrows( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a work of intellectual maturity and ethical integrity. Focused thematically on the 'mother-daughter knot' that structures the fiction of Morrison, Rhys and Kincaid, this study transforms the literary critical enterprise into one of relevance to contemporary cultural and feminist studies. Engaging both close reading practices and dense contextualisation, Burrows examines literary texts with a combination of broad scholarship and clarity. She employs theoretical resources principally from the fields of whiteness and trauma studies, and argues for the centrality of racial oppression and resistance in the shaping of narrative form and style. Her arguments for the metaphorical dimensions of racial trauma are original and contribute to a more general concern of renovating feminist literary criticism through a conscientious attentiveness to matters of race
AIDS in Latin America : sex, class, and power by Tim Frasca( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features many interviews with people who have the disease, activists, government leaders, church leadership - all speak out in telling the story of how the epidemic has developed in their countries. The interviews and stories, which make up this book, are intermixed with the set of epidemic statistics from the continent
Constructions of female homoeroticism in early modern drama by Denise A Walen( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Constructions of Female Homoeroticism in Early Modern Drama explores textual representations of love and desire between female characters in a number of plays written between 1580 and 1660. The work argues that playwrights of late sixteenth- and early seventeenth-century England recognized and constructed richly diverse tropes of female homoerotic desire. This book analyzes a significant body of dramatic texts, many identified for the first time, that reveal the way playwrights conceived of desire between women, including Philaster, Hymen's Triumph, The Lover's Melancholy, The Doubtful Heir, A Christian Turn'd Turk, Orgula, and others
Modelling non-stationary economic time series : a multivariate approach by Simon P Burke( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cointegration, equilibrium and equilibrium correction are key concepts in modern applications of econometrics to real world problems. This book provides direction and guidance to the now vast literature facing students and graduate economists. Econometric theory is linked to practical issues such as how to identify equilibrium relationships, how to deal with structural breaks associated with regime changes and what to do when variables are of different orders of integration
America at work : choices and challenges by Edward E Lawler( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A companion to The new American workplace, which is co-published with the Society for Human Resource Management and the Center for Effective Organizations, this volume contains original articles on workplace issues in America today. Leading scholars in the fields of business, management, and human resources contribute groundbreaking research, highlighting the relevance of these issues for private and public policy
Before Haiti : race and citizenship in French Saint-Domingue by John D Garrigus( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1804 French Saint-Domingue became the independent nation of Haiti after the only successful slave uprising in world history. When the Haitian Revolution broke out, the colony was home to the largest and wealthiest free population of African descent in the New World. Before Haiti explains the origins of this free colored class, exposes the ways its members both supported and challenged slavery, and examines how they created their own New World identity in the years from 1760 to 1804
Inventing the modern self and John Dewey : modernities and the traveling of pragmatism in education by Thomas S Popkewitz( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a new book edited by Thomas S. Popkewitz, scholars representing twelve nations provide original chapters to explore the epistemic features and cultural theses figured in Dewey's writings as they assembled in the discourses of public schooling. The significance of Dewey in the book is not about Dewey as the messenger of pragmatism, but in locating different cultural, political, and educational terrains in which debates about modernity, the modern self, and the making of the citizen occurred."--Jacket
United States policy toward the Armenian question and the Armenian genocide by Simon Payaslian( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This comprehensive analysis of American policy toward the Armenian Question and the Armenian Genocide focuses on the important role big business played in keeping the United States from more actively opposing the genocide, despite broad public opinion calling for greater action. It surveys the historical evolution of U.S. policy toward the Ottoman Empire since the early nineteenth century and examines the extent to which the missionary community, commercial interests, and international economic and geopolitical competitions shaped U.S. policy during the administrations of McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt, Taft, and Wilson
The failure of democratic nation building : ideology meets evolution by Albert Somit( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Throughout history authoritarian governments have outnumbered democratic ones to an overwhelming degree. Even today, true democracies are an exception. In this book, Somit and Peterson argue that the main reason for this pattern is that humans are social primates with an innate tendency for hierarchical and authoritarian social and political structures. Democracy requires very special 'enabling conditions' before it can be supported by a state, conditions that require decades to evolve. As a result, attempts to export democracy through nation-building to states without these enabling conditions are doomed to failure. The authors argue that money and energy devoted to nation-building around the globe by the U.S. would be better spent on problems facing the country domestically
Cyprus : ethnic conflict and international politics : from independence to the threshold of the European Union by Joseph S Joseph( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the 1950s Cyprus has been a place of tension, friction, and violence caused by the clashing interests and claims of the two local communities and three NATO allies - Greece, Turkey and Britain. This book is a scholarly work of analysis and interpretation examining the causes and dynamics of the Cyprus problem at both the domestic and international levels. The Cyprus dispute has also presented a threat to international peace and security, and caused UN, NATO and EU involvement in various ways and settings. The book examines these aspects and implications of the problem, and provides some insight into the dynamics and complexities of ethnopolitics and international politics
For her good estate : the life of Elizabeth de Burgh by Frances A Underhill( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For Her Good Estate recounts the trials and triumphs of a fourteenth-century English noblewoman. Elizabeth de Burgh led a tumultuous early life: an arranged marriage; an abduction leading to a clandestine second marriage; a forced third marriage to a man who died a traitor. Afterwards, empowered by a vow of chastity to insure her independence, Elizabeth emerged as a capable administrator of her vast estates, a concerned mother and grandmother, a shrewd builder of social and political networks, and a good friend. She expressed her piety by many charitable initiatives, culminating in the foundation of Clare College, Cambridge University, a demonstration of her devotion to God and to learning. In this first biography of this remarkable woman, Underhill shows how deeply gender issues influenced her life and how admirably Elizabeth rose above them to impact the lives of others."--Jacket
Liberalism and the limits of power by Juliet Williams( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following a comparative study of canonical liberal philosophers Hayek and Rawls, Juliet Williams reveals a new direction for conceptualizing limited government in the twenty-first century, highlighting the central role that democratic politics--rather than philosophical principles--should play in determining the uses and limits of state power in a liberal regime. Williams draws on recent scholarship in the field of democratic theory and cultural studies in arguing for a shift in the ways liberals approach the study of politics
Mixed electoral systems : contamination and its consequences by Federico Ferrara( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"No institution exerts a greater effect on politics than electoral rules. The adoption of mixed electoral systems worldwide has led scholars to conclude that they reflect the "best of both worlds." But this has not been the case due to interaction between the majoritarian and proportional tiers, a concept the authors call "contamination." Using election returns, public opinion surveys, and legislative roll-call data from many mixed systems in every world region, the authors challenge conventional wisdom, and show that contamination systematically affects party strategy, voting behavior, legislative cohesion and the overall structure of partisan competition. The book's findings will be of interest to scholars, graduate and undergraduate students, and practitioners of institutional design."--Jacket
Building brand authenticity : 7 habits of iconic brands by Michael Beverland( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In an age of increasing consumer cynicism towards brands, marketers are being urged to become more authentic. Yet, how can brands project authenticity when many people believe commercial objects are by definition, fake? Building Brand Authenticity identifies how marketers can create brands that reflect consumers' desired identity or authentic self. Rather that overtly stating that your brand is 'authentic, ' or 'real, ' brands gain authenticity through warts 'n all story-telling, a living heritage, a genuine love of craft, and sincere commitments to action. Based on extensive research with consumers and brand managers this book offers seven guiding principles for building brand authenticity: tell rich stories, appear as artisanal amateurs, stick to your roots, love of production, immerse yourself in the consumer's world, connecting to place/space, and building cult-like devotion among staff . The book draws on case studies of brands that have achieved sustained success but are rarely featured in business branding books. Examples include W. Britain's Toy Soldiers, Chateau Margaux, Bruichladdich, Dilmah Tea, The Morgan Motor Company as well as more traditional examples such as Apple, Dyson, Louis Vuitton, Jack Daniels and Virgin
Institutionalizing intersectionality : the changing nature of European equality regimes( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is the relative importance of different inequalities for policymaking? Should they all be protected similarly, or are some different and deserving of wider protection? Does the widening protection of multiple inequalities open up the potential for addressing their intersections as well, or is more specific attention needed if intersectionality is to be addressed by equality institutions? The current European arena provides a laboratory for comparative research about these questions. The last decade has seen a steady move away from policy approaches that address different inequalities separately and a move towards an integrated approach to multiple inequalities. This collection maps the ways in which multiple inequalities are being addressed institutionally in Europe, and identifies the changing patterns of institutionalization. Using country-based and region-specific case studies it offers a comparative analysis of the multidimensional equality regimes that are emerging in Europe, and analyses the potential that these have for 'institutionalizing intersectionality'
Scenario planning : the link between future and strategy by Mats Lindgren( )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Recent research in the field of business strategy has shown that strategic flexibility can be achieved through a scenario planning perspective for long-term competition and performance. The authors have drawn upon examples and case studies to develop a new model for scenario planning that is closely integrated with strategy. They argue that the concept of scenario planning is as much an art as a practical management tool."--Jacket
The U.S. pivot and Indian foreign policy : Asia's evolving balance of power by Harsh V Pant( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

China's rise and the relative decline of the US have resulted in a transition of power in Asia, manifested by Washington's pivot towards the continent. The authors argue that such a transition presents numerous challenges to Indian foreign policy, which shows signs of a hedging strategy. On the one hand, New Delhi is trying hard to normalise its otherwise difficult relationship with Beijing. On the other, it is attempting to externally balance China by developing a close strategic partnership with the US, and by forming a local balance of power in Asia with the help of the region's other middle powers. However, hedging is not immune to changes in India's domestic politics. Under the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government, normalizing relations with China was prioritized over India's relations with the US and other Asian powers. However, under the Modi government, hedging has undergone an assertive makeover in which all three pillars are being aggressively pursued
Modernism and Japanese culture by Roy Starrs( )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Offering an in-depth and comprehensive account of the complex history of Japanese modernism, in this book Roy Starrs considers the concept of modernism as encompassing not just the aesthetic avant-garde but a wide spectrum of social, political and cultural phenomena. He looks at Japanese modernism from the mid-19th century 'opening to the West' until the 21st-century, globalized world of 'postmodernism'; from the early Meiji 'cult of modernity' to the early Showa attempt to 'overcome modernity'. In this way, the book presents the history of Japanese modernism not as a straightforward, linear narrative of progressive acceptance and adaptation but more as a dialectical, back-and-forth oscillation between the two poles of acceptance and rejection, modernism and anti-modernism. Furthermore, Starrs shows that Japanese modernism was not simply the outcome of the passive reception of a unidirectional modern Western influence but of a complex cross-cultural interchange between East and West, modernity and tradition. In particular, he shows that traditional Japanese culture was very much part of that cultural mix, and a prime source of inspiration for modernists in both Japan and the West. Thus the book also convincingly demonstrates that Japan served as an active agent at certain key moments in the history of world modernism"--
Timeless management by Alan Coppin( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Today's managers are bombarded with a constant stream of management fads and fashions each claiming to be the key to business success. In this book Alan Coppin and John Barratt draw on their experience of managing change in the Historic Royal Palaces to show that successful management techniques are timeless, simple and based on common sense." "Looking back through history at great leaders and organisations they illustrate concepts, ideas and applications that have proved themselves over time. They then demonstrate how these techniques are currently being applied to run and secure the future of multi-million-pound institutions such as the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace and Kensington Palace." "With a mix of historical lessons and modern applications, this is an essential read for anyone looking for the essence of good management."--Jacket
China counting : how the West was lost by Alex Mackinnon( )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

China is now the global counting house, trading Western debt and cashing Western obligations : financially, socially and diplomatically. By 'buying' its own democratic electorate with easy credit, the West has ceded power to the Chinese. China's primary goal, however, is internal stability and external security, aiming neither for international dominance nor military confrontation. Its governing Party has a national mandate : of, by and for the people - a main street mandate for a resurgent China. Mackinnon and Powell show how China is determining its destiny. This book interprets China's policy of gradual global expansion and the alternatives it offers to open capitalism and liberal democracy. It sifts constants from variables to reveal a China positioning itself for recognition as an equal
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Whiteness and trauma : the mother-daughter knot in the fiction of Jean Rhys, Jamaica Kincaid, and Toni Morrison
Constructions of female homoeroticism in early modern dramaModelling non-stationary economic time series : a multivariate approachAmerica at work : choices and challengesThe failure of democratic nation building : ideology meets evolutionFor her good estate : the life of Elizabeth de BurghModernism and Japanese cultureTimeless management
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