The Darker Nations

A People's History of the Third World

Author: Vijay Prashad

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 159558563X

Category: History

Page: 384

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Here, from a brilliant young writer, is a paradigm-shifting history of both a utopian concept and global movement—the idea of the Third World. The Darker Nations traces the intellectual origins and the political history of the twentieth century attempt to knit together the world’s impoverished countries in opposition to the United States and Soviet spheres of influence in the decades following World War II. Spanning every continent of the global South, Vijay Prashad’s fascinating narrative takes us from the birth of postcolonial nations after World War II to the downfall and corruption of nationalist regimes. A breakthrough book of cutting-edge scholarship, it includes vivid portraits of Third World giants like India’s Nehru, Egypt’s Nasser, and Indonesia’s Sukarno—as well as scores of extraordinary but now-forgotten intellectuals, artists, and freedom fighters. The Darker Nations restores to memory the vibrant though flawed idea of the Third World, whose demise, Prashad ultimately argues, has produced a much impoverished international political arena.
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The Darker Nations- A Biography of the Short-Lived Third World

Author: Vijay Prashad

Publisher: LeftWord Books

ISBN: 8187496665

Category: Developing countries

Page: 381

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The Third World was not a place, argues Vijay Prashad. It was a project. This book is a paradigm-shifting history of both a utopian concept and global movement the idea of the Third World. The Darker Nations traces the intellectual origins and the political history of the attempt to knit together the world s impoverished countries in opposition to the United States and Soviet spheres of influence in the decades following World War II, as nation after nation across Asia, Africa and South America gained political independence from colonial rule.Traversing continents, Vijay Prashad s fascinating narrative takes us from the birth of postcolonial nations after World War II to the downfall and corruption of nationalist regimes.The Darker Nations restores to memory the vibrant though flawed idea of the Third World, whose demise, Prashad ultimately argues, has produced a much impoverished international political arena.
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Die dunkle Seite der Nationalstaaten

»Ethnische Säuberungen« im modernen Europa

Author: Philipp Ther

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 3647368067

Category: History

Page: 304

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»Ethnische Säuberungen« wurden nicht nur von Diktatoren, sondern auch von demokratisch gewählten Politikern veranlasst. Sie sind vor allem eine Folge des modernen Nationalismus und der Nationalstaatsbildung im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert. Dieses Buch bietet grundlegende Einsichten in eines der dunkelsten Kapitel des modernen Europa. Es befasst sich mit den Voraussetzungen »ethnischer Säuberungen« ebenso wie mit den Perioden und den verantwortlichen Akteuren von Flucht, Vertreibung, Zwangsaussiedlung und Deportation. Dabei beschränkt es sich nicht auf Osteuropa, sondern beleuchtet auch die Rolle der westlichen Großmächte. Der Autor spannt einen weiten thematischen Bogen von den Balkankriegen am Vorabend des Ersten Weltkriegs über die »ethnischen Säuberungen« während und infolge des Zweiten Weltkrieges bis zu den Bürgerkriegen im ehemaligen Jugoslawien und im Kaukasus der 1990er Jahre.
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The Dark Net

Unterwegs in den dunklen Kanälen der digitalen Unterwelt

Author: Jamie Bartlett

Publisher: Plassen Verlag

ISBN: 3864702976

Category: Political Science

Page: 390

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Das 'Dark Net' ist eine Unterwelt. Es besteht aus den geheimsten und verschwiegensten Ecken des verschlüsselten Webs. Ab und zu gerät ein Teil dieser Unterwelt in die Schlagzeilen, beispielsweise wenn eine Plattform für Online-Drogenhandel zerschlagen wird. Abgesehen davon wissen wir jedoch so gut wie nichts darüber. Bis heute. Basierend auf umfangreichen Recherchen, exklusiven Interviews und schockierendem, authentischem Material zeigt Jamie Bartlett, wie sich völlige Anonymität auf Menschen auswirken kann, und porträtiert faszinierende, abstoßende oder auch gefährliche Subkulturen, darunter Trolle und Pädophile, Dealer und Hacker, Extremisten, Bitcoin-Programmierer und Bürgerwehren.
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Genesis

Author: Hermann Gunkel

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 3525516517

Category: Bible

Page: 527

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The Poorer Nations

A Possible History of the Global South

Author: Vijay Prashad

Publisher: Verso Trade

ISBN: 1781681589

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

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Picking up where The Darker Nations left off, the author describes the failures of different political movements in the Global South, including BRIC, the Group of 12, the World Social Forum and the Latin American revolutionary revival.
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Negative Cosmopolitanism

Cultures and Politics of World Citizenship after Globalization

Author: Eddy Kent,Terri Tomsky

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773552057

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

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From climate change, debt, and refugee crises to energy security, environmental disasters, and terrorism, the events that lead nightly newscasts and drive public policy demand a global perspective. In the twentieth century the world sought solutions through formal institutions of international governance such as the United Nations, the International Criminal Court, and the World Bank, but present-day responses to global realities are often more provisional, improvisational, and contingent. Tracing this uneven history in order to identify principal actors, contesting ideologies, and competing rhetoric, Negative Cosmopolitanism challenges the Kantian ideal of cosmopolitanism as the precondition for a perpetual global peace. Uniting literary scholars with researchers working on contemporary problems and those studying related issues of the past – including slavery, industrial capitalism, and corporate imperialism – essays in this volume scrutinize the entanglement of cosmopolitanism within expanding networks of trade and global capital from the eighteenth century to the present. By doing so, the contributors pinpoint the ways in which whole populations have been unwillingly caught up in a capitalist reality that has little in common with the earlier ideals of cosmopolitanism. A model for provoking new and necessary questions about neoliberalism, biopolitics, colonialism, citizenship, and xenophobia, Negative Cosmopolitanism establishes a fresh take on the representation of globalization and modern life in history and literature. Contributors Include Timothy Brennan (University of Minnesota), Juliane Collard (University of British Columbia), Mike Dillon (California State University, Fullerton), Sneja Gunew (University of British Columbia), Dina Gusejnova (University of Sheffield), Heather Latimer (University of British Columbia), Pamela McCallum (University of Calgary), Geordie Miller (Dalhousie University), Dennis Mischke (Universität Stuttgart), Peter Nyers (McMaster University), Liam O’Loughlin (Pacific Lutheran University), Crystal Parikh (New York University), Mark Simpson (University of Alberta), Melissa Stephens (Vancouver Island University), and Paul Ugor (Illinois State University).
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Sonnenfinsternis

Roman

Author: Arthur Koestler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783942788007

Category: Soviet Union

Page: 255

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What is a Fair International Society?

International Law Between Development and Recognition

Author: Emmanuelle Tourme Jouannet

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1782252762

Category: Law

Page: 252

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Today's world is post-colonial and post-Cold War. These twin characteristics explain why international society is also riddled with the two major forms of injustice which Nancy Fraser identified as afflicting national societies. First, the economic and social disparities between states caused outcry in the 1950s when the first steps were taken towards decolonisation. These inequalities, to which a number of emerging states now contribute, are still glaring and still pose the problem of the gap between formal equality and true equality. Second, international society is increasingly confronted with culture- and identity-related claims, stretching the dividing line between equality and difference. The less-favoured states, those that feel stigmatised, but also native peoples, ethnic groups, minorities and women now aspire to both legal recognition of their equal dignity and the protection of their identities and cultures. Some even seek reparation for injustices arising from the past violation of their identities and the confiscation of their property or land. In answer to these two forms of claim, the subjects of international society have come up with two types of remedy encapsulated in legal rules: the law of development and the law of recognition. These two sets of rights are neither wholly autonomous and individualised branches of law nor formalised sets of rules. They are imperfect and have their dark side. Yet they can be seen as the first milestones towards what might become a fairer international society; one that is both equitable (as an answer to socio-economic injustice) and decent (as an answer to cultural injustice). This book explores this evolution in international society, setting it in historical perspective and examining its presuppositions and implications.
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AfroAsian Encounters

Culture, History, Politics

Author: Heike Raphael-Hernandez,Shannon Steen

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814776906

Category: Social Science

Page: 342

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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 positions, scholars from history, literature, media, and the visual arts here trace their interconnections and interactions, as well as the tensions between the two groups that sometimes arise. AfroAsian Encounters probes beyond popular culture to trace the historical lineage of these coalitions from the late nineteenth century to the present. A foreword by Vijay Prashad sets the volume in the context of the Bandung conference half a century ago, and an afterword by Gary Okihiro charts the contours of a “Black Pacific.” From the history of Japanese jazz composers to the current popularity of black/Asian “buddy films” like Rush Hour, AfroAsian Encounters is a groundbreaking intervention into studies of race and ethnicity and a crucial look at the shifting meaning of race in the twenty-first century.
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Der dunkle Wald

Roman

Author: Cixin Liu

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641174589

Category: Fiction

Page: 816

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Invasion Der erste Kontakt mit einer außerirdischen Spezies hat die Menschheit in eine Krise gestürzt, denn die fremde Zivilisation hat sich Zugang zu jeglicher menschlicher Informationstechnologie verschafft. Der einzige Informationsspeicher, der noch vor den Aliens geschützt ist, ist das menschliche Gehirn, weshalb das Wallfacer- Projekt ins Leben gerufen wird: Vier Wissenschaftler sollen die ultimative Verteidigungsstrategie gegen die Aliens ausarbeiten - doch können sie einander trauen?
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Revealing Whiteness

The Unconscious Habits of Racial Privilege

Author: Shannon Sullivan

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253112132

Category: Philosophy

Page: 264

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"[A] lucid discussion of race that does not sell out the black experience." -- Tommy Lott, author of The Invention of Race Revealing Whiteness explores how white privilege operates as an unseen, invisible, and unquestioned norm in society today. In this personal and selfsearching book, Shannon Sullivan interrogates her own whiteness and how being white has affected her. By looking closely at the subtleties of white domination, she issues a call for other white people to own up to their unspoken privilege and confront environments that condone or perpetuate it. Sullivan's theorizing about race and privilege draws on American pragmatism, psychology, race theory, and feminist thought. As it articulates a way to live beyond the barriers that white privilege has created, this book offers readers a clear and honest confrontation with a trenchant and vexing concern.
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Die Kinder der Zeit

Roman

Author: Adrian Tchaikovsky

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641216850

Category: Fiction

Page: 672

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Die letzten Menschen haben eine sterbende Erde verlassen, um in den Tiefen des Alls ein neues Zuhause zu finden. Als sie auf den Planeten Eden stoßen, scheint ihnen das Glück sicher: ideale Konditionen und eine florierende Ökosphäre. Doch was sie nicht wissen – es waren bereits Menschen hier gewesen, vor langer Zeit. Menschen, die Eden als Versuchsplaneten für ein vermessenes Projekt künstlicher Evolution ausersehen hatten. Doch ihr Experiment damals hat ungeahnte Spuren hinterlassen, und nun treffen ihre Nachfahren auf die vergessenen Kinder ihres Versuchs. Wer von ihnen wird das Erbe von Eden antreten?
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The Death of the Nation and the Future of the Arab Revolution

Author: Vijay Prashad

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520293266

Category: Political Science

Page: 248

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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 readers a sense of what is at stake with a bird's-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 in 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.
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A Compendious View of the History of the Darker Ages

Comprehending a General Sketch of Roman and Barbarian History, and an Account of the Origin and Progress of the Following Nations: Goths, Wisigoths, Ostrogoths, Vandals, Lombards, Thuringians, Burgundians, Bavarians, Franks, and Britons

Author: C. Chatfield

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Germanic peoples

Page: 270

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Dark princess

Author: N.A

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781617030949

Category:

Page: N.A

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Field Day Review 8 (2012)

Author: Deane, S., and Deane, C.,Angus Mitchell,Willie Smyth,Joseph A. Buttigieg,Amy Martin,Ronan Sheehan

Publisher: Field Day Publications

ISBN: 094675554X

Category: Authors, Irish

Page: 243

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Field Day Review, the finest essays in Irish Studies
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Arab Spring, Libyan Winter

Author: Vijay Prashad

Publisher: AK Press

ISBN: 1849351120

Category: Political Science

Page: 271

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The world watched as the bud of the Arab Spring was buried under the cold darkness of the Libyan Winter.
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