Information for Foreigners

Three Plays

Author: Griselda Gambaro

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 9780810110335

Category: Drama

Page: 175

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One of Latin America's most important and prolific writers, Griselda Gambaro has focused on the dynamics of repression, complicity, and violence--specifically, the terror of violent regimes and their devastating effects on the moral framework of society. Information for Foreigners is a drama of disappearance, an experimental work dealing with the theme of random and meaningless punishment in which the audience is led through darkened passageways to a series of nightmarish tableaux. The collection also includes The Walls and Antigona Furiosa.

Holy Terrors

Latin American Women Perform

Author: Diana Taylor,Roselyn Costantino

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822332404

Category: Social Science

Page: 445

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Holy Terrors presents exemplary original work by fourteen of Latin America's foremost contemporary women performance artists. Many of the pieces - excerpts from plays, one-acts, manifestos, and lyrics - appear in English for the first time. From Griselda Gambaro, Argentina's most widely recognized playwright to renowned performers including Brazil's Denise Stoklos and Mexico's Jesusa Rodríguez, these women are involved in some of Latin America's most important aesthetic and political movements. Of varied racial and ethnic backgrounds, they come from across Latin America - not only from Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico, but also from Chile, Colombia, Puerto Rico, Peru, and Cuba. This volume is generously illustrated with over seventy images. A number of the performance pieces are complemented by essays providing context and analysis.The performance pieces in Holy Terrors are powerful testimonies to the artists' political and personal struggles. These women confront patriarchy, racism, and repressive government regimes and challenge brutality and corruption through a variety of artistic genres. Several have formed theater collectives - among them FOMMA and El Teatro de la Capilla in Mexico and El teatro de la máscara in Colombia. In addition to citing some of the great women performers of the mid-twentieth century, the more recent performers whose work is represented here draw liberally from popular theater styles of the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth century known as teatro frívolo or frivolous theatre. They combine the various styles of teatro frívolo such as cabaret, sketches, teatro de revista (revue), teatro de carpa (itinerant theatre), and street theatre. Holy Terrors is a unique English-language presentation of some of Latin America's fiercest, most provocative art.

Fighting for Foreigners

Immigration and Its Impact on Japanese Democracy

Author: Apichai W. Shipper

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 080146207X

Category: Political Science

Page: 232

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Although stereotypically homogenized and hostile to immigrants, Japan has experienced an influx of foreigners from Asia and Latin America in recent decades. In Fighting for Foreigners, Apichai W. Shipper details how, in response, Japanese citizens have established a variety of local advocacy groups—some faith based, some secular—to help immigrants secure access to social services, economic equity, and political rights. Drawing on his years of ethnographic fieldwork and a pragmatic account of political motivation he calls associative activism, Shipper asserts that institutions that support illegal foreigners make the most dramatic contributions to democratic multiculturalism. The changing demographics of Japan have been stimulating public discussions, the political participation of marginalized groups, and calls for fair treatment of immigrants. Nongovernmental organizations established by the Japanese have been more effective than the ethnically particular associations formed by migrants themselves, Shipper finds. Activists who initially work in concert to solve specific and local problems eventually become more ambitious in terms of political representation and opinion formation. As debates about the costs and benefits of immigration rage across the developed world, Shipper's research offers a refreshing new perspective: rather than undermining democracy in industrialized society, immigrants can make a positive institutional contribution to vibrant forms of democratic multiculturalism.

The Foreigner

Author: Larry Shue

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

ISBN: 9780822204183

Category: Drama

Page: 88

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THE STORY: The scene is a fishing lodge in rural Georgia often visited by Froggy LeSeuer, a British demolition expert who occasionally runs training sessions at a nearby army base. This time Froggy has brought along a friend, a pathologically s

What Foreigners Need to Know About America from a to Z

How to Understand Crazy American Culture, People, Government, Business, Language and More

Author: Lance Johnson

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781478131120

Category: Reference

Page: 312

View: 2979

This unique book paints a revealing picture of America and its people for those foreigners who will benefit from a better understanding of America. It will also inform Americans who want to learn more about the U.S. and how it compares to other countries around the world. World traveler and teacher Lance Johnson studies cultural differences and the difficulties foreigners have understanding crazy America, as some call it. Foreigners might come to the U.S. to work for American employers, to open branch offices or factories for their homeland employers, to start their own businesses, or go to school. Others might work for American organizations in their homelands or have American teachers there. An understanding of American culture and language will contribute to their success. As the title suggests, this book is for “foreigners.” Dictionaries say they are people who are not citizens of a country. For this book they are defined as anyone who is not sufficiently familiar with American culture to achieve success. This includes the multitudes of foreign-born, naturalized citizens who have lived in the U.S. for years and still struggle with the ways and the language. A foreigner could also be a first-generation American whose immigrant parents did not fully expose their children to American culture and they now pay the price in mainstream U.S. There are lots of other examples, too. FORMAT Each of the 26 chapters' brush strokes contributes to the final painting of what America is all about. The chapters are grouped into four books. (An all-in-one book is also available.) •Book 1 (A to G) – America's Heritage. This defines the historical background of why America and its people became who and what they are today. •Book 2 (H to T, this book) – America's Culture. This section describes everyday life in America, ranging from customs and etiquette, to what's on the minds of Americans, to education. Practical advice is provided for the one million foreign applicants who seek and gain admission to U.S. colleges and universities each year. Pointers are provided on the cultural differences students should expect, and how to get the most from their education once enrolled. •Book 3 (U to X) – America's Business. This explains the complex business environment, operations, and people-related customs and why the U.S. is an economic juggernaut. Information is provided for starting a business of your own in the U.S. as well as how to increase the chances of your getting hired by an American firm in the U.S. or abroad. •Book 4 (Y to Z) – America's Language. These chapters discuss practical ways to improve English grammar, speech, writing, communication skills, and reducing accents. Common English grammar and speech errors made by foreigners are identified and simple tips are provided for overcoming them. ENDORSEMENTS “I congratulate you on writing this timely work. This will promote better mutual understanding between America and Asia." - Tommy Koh, Singapore Ambassador to the U.N. and U.S. “Your book covers a broad range of topics that I am sure many…will find very useful.” - Clark T. Randt, Jr., U.S. Ambassador to China. “I greatly appreciate your efforts in sharing with other people your opinion and experience on the exchanges between different peoples and cultures. It is so important for us to better understand each other while striving to build a better world for all.” - Zhou Wenzhong, China Ambassador to U.S. “ I found this book refreshingly different from the general run of books in this genre.” - Mohammad Vazeeruddin, India journalist. “The A to Z chapters are nicely written and...the language is simple and lucid.” - Jay Gajjar, India language professor. “I love this book's generous use of helpful hints. I highly recommend it for anyone who wants to learn more about America like I did." - Sarah Kim, Korean American business owner.

Patients Beyond Borders Turkey Edition

Everybody's Guide to Affordable, World-Class Medical Tourism

Author: Josef Woodman

Publisher: Patients Beyond Borders

ISBN: 0982336195

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 240

View: 3416

Turkey's superior healthcare infrastructure and relatively short flying times from Europe, the Middle East, and North America attract an estimated 200,000 medical tourists each year. Patients Beyond Borders Turkey Edition helps international patients plan a successful medical trip to the country. Written by the world's leading spokesperson on international health travel, it covers everything medical travelers need to know, from working with travel agents to an overview of Turkey’s leading American-accredited hospitals to advice on budgeting for and planning a medical journey. Detailed descriptions and contact information of fully accredited Turkish hospitals that cater to the international patient, along with specialties and Centers of Excellence, enable travelers to make educated decisions about their care. Also included is visitor and sightseeing information on Turkey and the region, with maps, illustrations, and 24 pages of color inserts showcasing Turkey’s world-class facilities and attractions.

Organised Crime in Europe

Concepts, Patterns and Control Policies in the European Union and Beyond

Author: Cyrille Fijnaut,Letizia Paoli

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402027656

Category: Social Science

Page: 1073

View: 5088

This volume represents the first attempt to systematically compare organised crime concepts, as well as historical and contemporary patterns and control policies in thirteen European countries. These include seven ‘old’ EU Member States, two ‘new’ members, a candidate country, and three non-EU countries. Based on a standardised research protocol, thirty-three experts from different legal and social disciplines provide insight through detailed country reports. On this basis, the editors compare organised crime patterns and policies in Europe and assess EU initiatives against organised crime.

Foreigners in Their Native Land

Historical Roots of the Mexican Americans

Author: David J. Weber

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 9780826335104

Category: History

Page: 292

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Most recent writing about Mexican Americans deals only with the twentieth century. This book provides the much-needed historical perspective that is essential for a full understanding of the present. Dozens of selections from firsthand accounts, introduced by the editor's knowledgeable essays capture the flavor and mood of the Mexican American experience in the Southwest from the time the first pioneers came north from Mexico. The first edition was selected as aChoice"Outstanding Academic Book of the Year" and received the following accolades: "An excellent job of illuminating the early historical experience of Mexicans living in the United States."--Western Historical Quarterly "Weber . . . has done more than compile a first-rate anthology . . . he has done much to put the selected accounts into a meaningful historical framework. This coupled with excellent documentary choices and extensive notes makes it the single best volume for understanding the Mexican American experience in the nineteenth-century Southwest."--Choice

Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes: Peer Reviews Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes Peer Reviews: Republic of Korea 2012 Combined: Phase 1 + Phase 2

Combined: Phase 1 + Phase 2

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9264168974


Page: 116

View: 7726

This report examines the Republic of Korea's legal and regulatory framework for the exchange of tax information, as well as the practical implementation of that framework.

Democracy and the Foreigner

Author: Bonnie Honig

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400824818

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

View: 5403

What should we do about foreigners? Should we try to make them more like us or keep them at bay to protect our democracy, our culture, our well-being? This dilemma underlies age-old debates about immigration, citizenship, and national identity that are strikingly relevant today. In Democracy and the Foreigner, Bonnie Honig reverses the question: What problems might foreigners solve for us? Hers is not a conventional approach. Instead of lauding the achievements of individual foreigners, she probes a much larger issue--the symbolic politics of foreignness. In doing so she shows not only how our debates over foreignness help shore up our national or democratic identities, but how anxieties endemic to liberal democracy themselves animate ambivalence toward foreignness. Central to Honig's arguments are stories featuring ''foreign-founders,'' in which the origins or revitalization of a people depend upon a foreigner's energy, virtue, insight, or law. From such popular movies as The Wizard of Oz, Shane, and Strictly Ballroom to the biblical stories of Moses and Ruth to the myth of an immigrant America, from Rousseau to Freud, foreignness is represented not just as a threat but as a supplement for communities periodically requiring renewal. Why? Why do people tell stories in which their societies are dependent on strangers? One of Honig's most surprising conclusions is that an appreciation of the role of foreigners in (re)founding peoples works neither solely as a cosmopolitan nor a nationalist resource. For example, in America, nationalists see one archetypal foreign-founder--the naturalized immigrant--as reconfirming the allure of deeply held American values, whereas to cosmopolitans this immigrant represents the deeply transnational character of American democracy. Scholars and students of political theory, and all those concerned with the dilemmas democracy faces in accommodating difference, will find this book rich with valuable and stimulating insights.

A Foreigner's Tale

Author: Mick Jones

Publisher: Rocket 88

ISBN: 9781910978160

Category: Rock musicians

Page: 208

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Mick Jones, the founder of Foreigner and composer of their greatest hits, has written the story of Foreigner & the story of his life. Illustrated throughout with classic and previously unseen photos from Mick's own collection, this lavish book is published as Foreigner celebrate their 40th anniversary.

Ethnologia Balkanica

Author: N.A

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster



Page: N.A

View: 528


Latin American Women Writers: An Encyclopedia

Author: María Claudia André,Eva Paulino Bueno

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317726340

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 612

View: 7538

Latin American Women Writers: An Encyclopedia presents the lives and critical works of over 170 women writers in Latin America between the sixteenth and twentieth centuries. This features thematic entries as well as biographies of female writers whose works were originally published in Spanish or Portuguese, and who have had an impact on literary, political, and social studies. Focusing on drama, poetry, and fiction, this work includes authors who have published at least three literary texts that have had a significant impact on Latin American literature and culture. Each entry is followed by extensive bibliographic references, including primary and secondary sources. Coverage consists of critical appreciation and analysis of the writers' works. Brief biographical data is included, but the main focus is on the meanings and contexts of the works as well as their cultural and political impact. In addition to author entries, other themes are explored, such as humor in contemporary Latin American fiction, lesbian literature in Latin America, magic, realism, or mother images in Latin American literature. The aim is to provide a unique, thorough, scholarly survey of women writers and their works in Latin America. This Encyclopedia will be of interest to both to the student of literature as well as to any reader interested in understanding more about Latin American culture, literature, and how women have represented gender and national issues throughout the centuries.