The book also considers the experiences of a wide array of Africans—from informal artisanal miners, company mineworkers, and indigenous authorities to armed rebels, mining executives, and premiers of mineral-rich states—and their ...
Author: Todd Cleveland
Publisher: Ohio University Press
Africa supplies the majority of the world’s diamonds, yet consumers generally know little about the origins and history of these precious stones beyond sensationalized media accounts of so-called blood diamonds. Stones of Contention explores the major developments in the remarkable history of Africa’s diamonds, from the earliest stirrings of international interest in the continent’s mineral wealth in the first millennium A.D. to the present day. In the European colonial period, the discovery of diamonds in South Africa ushered in an era of unprecedented greed during which monopolistic enterprises exploited both the mineral resources and the indigenous workforce. In the aftermath of World War II, the governments of newly independent African states, both democratic and despotic, joined industry giant De Beers and other corporations to oversee and profit from mining activity on the continent. The book also considers the experiences of a wide array of Africans — from informal artisanal miners, company mineworkers, and indigenous authorities to armed rebels, mining executives, and premiers of mineral-rich states — and their relationships to the stones that have the power to bring both wealth and misery. With photos and maps, Stones of Contention illustrates the scope and complexity of the African diamond trade as well as its impact on individuals and societies.
In analyzing the various kinds of data archaeologists would use to investigate the existence of a Palaeolithic culture, this book represents the latest research in archaeology, population dispersals, geology, climatology, human ...
Author: John McNabb
Category: Social Science
Taking as its central theme the issue of whether early Hominins organized themselves into societies as we understand them, John McNabb looks at how modern researchers recognize such archaeological cultures. He examines the existence of a stone tool culture called the Clactonian to introduce the multidisciplinary nature of the subject. In analyzing the various kinds of data archaeologists would use to investigate the existence of a Palaeolithic culture, this book represents the latest research in archaeology, population dispersals, geology, climatology, human palaeontoloty, evolutionary psychology, environmental and biological disciplines and dating techniques, along with many other research methods.
This contention has been going on all sumand equitable adjustment of the
controversy between us . mer between the members of the New York Local of Stone But if it is now possible for the contractors to agree to our Cutters and the
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Indian AffairsPublish On: 1929
Doubtless there is some merit in Mr. Stone's contention that the privileges of
running cattle and cutting hay partially offset the low rental rate , tut L must be
remembered in this connection that huge tracts of grazing land are hardly broken
up at ...
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Indian Affairs
Author: Law School Admission CouncilPublish On: 2002
According to the passage , Staves ' research has which one of the following
effects on the Stones ' contention about marriage in late eighteenth - century
England ? ( A ) Staves ' research undermines one of the Stones ' assumptions but
20 per cent . ad valorem as imitations of diamonds c ' udes all pearls not in that
state , and is equivalent tain in most cases the contention of the Govor other
precious stones under the provision in to an express declaration by the Congress
Hence , the court turned to Stone ' s contention that this entire action is foreclosed
by the parties ' prior choice of arbitration for the resolution of their disputes . Rand
Bond countered that the arbitration agreement may not be enforced ...
She assaults the top stone with her hoarse clamour : there is wrath in the fates !
Let it burst through the stones ! Contention is meet only amongst the grey wolves
. ” I have noticed , likewise , that there are certain springs on the Moor which ...
12, perhaps supporting the Rolling Stones' contention that there was a market for
harder-edged material. Already by 1963 it was clear that a new paradigm for rock
bands was becoming es- tablished: in the wake of the Beatles, no longer ...
Author: James E. Perone
With the iconic battles between the Mods and the Rockers serving as a centerpiece, author James Perone investigates the origins, development, and consequences of the British Invasion.
... contending that these five inch white lumps of limestone constitute the " first
commercially marketable product " on which depletion is computed , the taxpayer
however , denying that contention . These lumps of white stone are then
Ar best , this man Stone's contention is a startling one - that he should The
President's letter to ex - Attorney Stone is admirable in every re be retained in
office and paid by an administration which he devotes spect . No business man
Stone contention walls reinforce both walls where they join and form a ninety -
degree angle . Three openings , 5 meters wide , are visible : one is found
between the fort and the western wall , and two similar ones cross the eastern
And with respect to the second notice stone I find as follows that is to say : The
claimants by entering upon their own property ... If this contention be right I award
nothing in respect of the second notice stone ; if wrong , I repeat the contentions ...
In this book, Barbara McKean Parmenter explores the roots of Western and Zionist images of Palestine, then draws upon the work of Darwish, Ghassan Kanafani, and other writers to trace how Palestinians have represented their experience of ...
Author: Barbara M. Parmenter
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Category: Literary Criticism
"A struggle between two memories" is how Palestinian poet Mahmud Darwish describes the conflict between Palestinians and Israelis. Within this struggle, the meanings of land and home have been challenged and questioned, so that even heaps of stones become points of contention. Are they proof of ancient Hebrew settlement, or rubble from a bulldozed Palestinian village? The memory of these stones, and of the land itself, is nurtured and maintained in Palestinian writing and other modes of expression, which are used to confront and counter Israeli images and rhetoric. This struggle provides a rich vein of thought about the nature of human experience of place and the political uses to which these experiences are put. In this book, Barbara McKean Parmenter explores the roots of Western and Zionist images of Palestine, then draws upon the work of Darwish, Ghassan Kanafani, and other writers to trace how Palestinians have represented their experience of home and exile since the First World War. This unique blending of cultural geography and literary analysis opens an unusual window on the struggle between these two peoples over a land that both divides them and brings them together.
Such a contention in the case of the railroads and the water lines is not more
convincing than a similar contention in regard to the street railways and the
jitneys would be . In the first case the competition is chiefly for through business ;
in the ...
Author: Great Britain. High Court of Justice. Queen's Bench DivisionPublish On: 1908
Having thus stated the contentions , the arbitrator proceeded to fix the values of
the stone according to the different contentions , namely , 5231. and 8961. if the
railway company's first or second contention were correct , and 60741. and
Author: Great Britain. High Court of Justice. Queen's Bench Division
Stone's contention that such a duty existat 749 , 109 S.Ct. at 2177 , the Court felt it
ed derives from our holding in Shapiro , " particularly appropriate " to establish a
federal rule of agency . Bernstein & Co. , 223 F.2d at 253 , that the Id . at 740 ...
When the federal district court refused to issue a writ , Stone appealed . The Sixth
Circuit panel said that Stone's First Amendment privilege contention “ would have
us restructure " the U.S. Supreme Court's holding in Branzburg v . Hayes .
The principal contention was the question of the immunity of the State from suit ,
and the right of the State to have the validity of its laws passed upon in the first
instance by its own tribunals . “ The legislature of the State prescribed a schedule