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Syrian Requiem
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Leaving almost half a million dead and displacing an estimated twelve million people, the Syrian Civil War is a humanitarian catastrophe of unimaginable scale. Syrian Requiem analyzes the causes and course of this bitter conflict?from its first spark in a peaceful Arab Spring protest to the tenuous victory of the Asad dictatorship?and traces how the fighting has reduced Syria to a crisis-ridden vassal state with no prospect of political reform, national reconciliation, or economic reconstruction.

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Syrian Requiem
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Leaving almost half a million dead and displacing an estimated twelve million people, the Syrian Civil War is a humanitarian catastrophe of unimaginable scale. Syrian Requiem analyzes the causes and course of this bitter conflict?from its first spark in a peaceful Arab Spring protest to the tenuous victory of the Asad dictatorship?and traces how the fighting has reduced Syria to a crisis-ridden vassal state with no prospect of political reform, national reconciliation, or economic reconstruction.

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Sprite , Hörbuch, Digital, 1, 669min
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From the best-selling author Peter Meredith: Sprite Her name is Odd. Twelve-year-old Audrey Wyatt bears the unfortunate nickname "Odd", a name even her bar-hopping, alcoholic mother uses when she's sober enough to recognize the girl. Cowed by life, Odd doesn't protest, not when she's deformed as she is. Born with a combination of rare birth defects, Odd's eyes are a startling and dreadful red. Demon eyes is the first thought that springs to mind. The little girl takes care to hide them behind dark sunglasses, something her mother insists on, except when she's trading freak-show peeks for dollars or drinks. A practice that is a nightly torture for Odd. Yet when her mother abandons her, Odd discovers that loneliness and fear of the unknown are far worse than being a freak. Desperate for the least love, and without a cent to her name, the girl with red eyes begins a quest through the American underclass that takes her halfway across the country. Odd thinks her adventure is a search for her mother, but in truth it's a journey into the soul of humanity, where she discovers along the way everything that is both ugly and beautiful in each of us. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marissa Parness. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/171529/bk_acx0_171529_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Blood in Their Eyes: The Elaine Race Massacres ...
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In late September 1919, black sharecroppers met to protest unfair settlements for their cotton crops from white plantation owners. Local law enforcement broke up the union's meeting, and the next day a thousand white men from the Delta - and troops of the US Army itself - converged on Phillips County, Arkansas, to "put down" the black sharecroppers' "insurrection". In riveting, novelistic prose, writer and Delta native Grif Stockley considers the evidence and tells the full story of this incident for the first time, concluding that black people were murdered in Elaine by white mobs and federal soldiers. Five white men died as a result of the conflict; contemporary estimates of African American deaths ranged from 20 to an even more horrifying 856. White officials jailed hundreds of black workers, torturing some of them. Twelve black men were charged with first-degree murder. Their legal battles lasted six years, but national and local silence has persisted much longer.Stockley takes on this silence and shows that it resulted from sustained official efforts to convince the public that only blacks who had resisted lawful authority were killed. He shows too that it is part of a larger silence in which the fear and terror that were the daily staples of the African American experience have been summed up all too easily in the term "Jim Crow" in a failure to fully confront the anguish of the period.The book is published by The University of Arkansas Press. The audiobook is published by University Press Audiobooks.Winner of the 2002 Booker Worthen Literary PrizE 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eddie Frierson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/194198/bk_acx0_194198_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Syrian Requiem (eBook, ePUB)
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A compact, incisive history of one of the defining conflicts of our timeLeaving almost half a million dead and displacing an estimated twelve million people, the Syrian Civil War is a humanitarian catastrophe of unimaginable scale. Syrian Requiem analyzes the causes and course of this bitter conflict-from its first spark in a peaceful Arab Spring protest to the tenuous victory of the Asad dictatorship-and traces how the fighting has reduced Syria to a crisis-ridden vassal state with little prospect of political reform, national reconciliation, or economic reconstruction.Israel's chief negotiator with Syria during the mid-1990s, Itamar Rabinovich brings unmatched expertise and insight to the politics of the Middle East. Drawing on more than two hundred specially conducted interviews with key players, Rabinovich and Carmit Valensi assess the roles of local, regional, and global interests in the war. Local sectarian divisions established the fault lines of the initial conflict, ultimately leading to the rise of the brutal Islamic State. However, Syria rapidly became the stage for proxy warfare between contending regional powers, including Israel, Turkey, and Iran. At the same time, while a war-weary United States attempted to reduce its military involvement in the Middle East, a resurgent Russia regained regional influence by supporting Syrian government forces. Telling the story of the war and its aftermath, Rabinovich and Valensi also examine the considerable potential for renewed conflict and the difficult policy choices facing the United States, Russia, and other powers.A compact and incisive history of one of the defining wars of our times, Syrian Requiem is a vivid and timely account of a conflict that continues to reverberate today.

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Syrian Requiem (eBook, ePUB)
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A compact, incisive history of one of the defining conflicts of our timeLeaving almost half a million dead and displacing an estimated twelve million people, the Syrian Civil War is a humanitarian catastrophe of unimaginable scale. Syrian Requiem analyzes the causes and course of this bitter conflict-from its first spark in a peaceful Arab Spring protest to the tenuous victory of the Asad dictatorship-and traces how the fighting has reduced Syria to a crisis-ridden vassal state with little prospect of political reform, national reconciliation, or economic reconstruction.Israel's chief negotiator with Syria during the mid-1990s, Itamar Rabinovich brings unmatched expertise and insight to the politics of the Middle East. Drawing on more than two hundred specially conducted interviews with key players, Rabinovich and Carmit Valensi assess the roles of local, regional, and global interests in the war. Local sectarian divisions established the fault lines of the initial conflict, ultimately leading to the rise of the brutal Islamic State. However, Syria rapidly became the stage for proxy warfare between contending regional powers, including Israel, Turkey, and Iran. At the same time, while a war-weary United States attempted to reduce its military involvement in the Middle East, a resurgent Russia regained regional influence by supporting Syrian government forces. Telling the story of the war and its aftermath, Rabinovich and Valensi also examine the considerable potential for renewed conflict and the difficult policy choices facing the United States, Russia, and other powers.A compact and incisive history of one of the defining wars of our times, Syrian Requiem is a vivid and timely account of a conflict that continues to reverberate today.

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Mobile Kulturen und Gesellschaften / Mobile Cul...
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Die Mobilitätsforschung erhält durch die hier präsentierten Arbeiten neue Perspektiven. Der zweisprachige Band versammelt kritische Studien zu Geschichte, Gegenwart und Zukunft im Feld der interdisziplinären Mobilitätsforschung. Die kultur- und sozialwissenschaftlichen Inhalte spiegeln die Arbeit der Forschungsplattform "Mobile Kulturen und Gesellschaften" an der Universität Wien. Ihre Themen umfassen Migration, Flucht, Geschlecht und Mobilität, Mobilität und Medialität, mobile Kollektive, Bild- und Protestbewegungen sowie Übersetzung und Transfer. Zusammen mit einer Einleitung zur Konzeptualisierung und Bedeutung von Mobilität und mit einem Beitrag von Mimi Sheller über die Zukünfte ungleicher Mobilitäten, der aktuelle Erfahrungen von Immobilisierung und Quarantäne vorausdenkt, leistet der Band einen innovativen Beitrag zu dem hochaktuellen Forschungsfeld der Mobility Studies. Aus rechtlichen Gründen sind die Abbildungen im Beitrag "Album und Picknickdecke: Stabilisierende Medien und ephemere Formen mobiler Kollektivbildung" von Annegret Pelz und der Beitrag "Zukünfte ungleicher Mobilität" von Mimi Sheller nur in der Printausgabe enthalten. This book collects critical observations in the context of the history, current state, and future of the fledgling interdisciplinary field of mobility studies. The twelve essays in cultural studies and the social sciences reflect work conducted at the Research Platform "Mobile Cultures and Societies," hosted by the University of Vienna, Austria. Topics include migration, flight, gendered mobilities, mobility and mediality, mobile collectives, moving images, protest movements as well as translation and transfer. Together with an introduction on the conceptualization and significance of mobility studies and an essay by Mimi Sheller on the futures of uneven mobilities, which anticipates current experiences of immobilization and quarantine, the articles present original contributions to this topical field of research.

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Meeting Democracy
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'The concepts of power and democracy have been extensively studied at global, national and local levels and within institutions including states, international organizations and political parties. However, the interplay of those concepts within social movements is given far less attention. Studies have so far mainly focused on protest activities rather than the internal practices of deliberation and democratic decision-making. Meeting Democracy presents empirical research which examines in detail how power is distributed and how consensus is reached in twelve Global Justice Movement groups, with detailed observations of how they operate in France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Switzerland and the UK. Written by leading political scientists and sociologists, this work contributes significantly to the wider literature on power and deliberative democracy within political science and sociology'--

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Goodbye Danube
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Benci, Irene, and their four children live in Budapest, Hungary. In the fall of 1956, they find themselves, along with the rest of the country, caught in a revolution that is ignited by young men and women. Fed up with a communist regime that has ruled since World War II, they march in protest, determined to rid their city of total control from a government with no conscience. Because Benci is a former soldier and a college professor, his life is threatened if he doesnt report for duty to fight his fellow citizens. Ignoring those orders, Benci and his family prepare to flee. Hundreds have already died in what started as peaceful demonstrations. A neighbors twelve-year-old son is killed for the crime of looking out a window. Their neighbors look to Benci for guidance. He is a man who is a world-champion fencer, which has earned him a celebrity status among his countrymen. Reluctantly, he takes on the challenge to lead about two dozen citizensmen, women, and children. Along the way, they face death several times and a frightening walk across a swaying bridge made of nothing more than planks and rope. Keeping the children safe and protected from the realities of their situation becomes the harshest, most emotional role Irene has ever played as a mother. Irenes entire world has always been devoted to her childrenMara, 10; Vera, 8; Andow, 7; and Gari, 5. Now more than ever, they need her the most. Once they arrive safely in Austria, everyone rejoicesthat is whoever is still alive. Of the two dozen who started out on this long journey, only fifteen remain. Irene cannot share the jubilations; she is heartbroken. Their freedom forced her to abandon her homeland and forsake her family, especially her mother, Gitta, who proclaims that shes too old to make such a journey. My slowing you down could end in disaster for you and the children. No, its better that I stay here. The story continues until the children are young men and women. Because of Irenes fear of strangers due to years of not being able to trust anyone, she refuses to attend functions at Rutgers University where Benci is employed. She will not allow a stranger to babysit her children, which leads to a bitter divorce; and Irene, though devastated, never accepts any responsibility for the failed marriage.

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
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