In many cases, these communities exhibit greater loyalty to the concept of a
global Muslim umma and caliphate than to the relatively young nation-states of
which they are a part.1 Although some of this pan-frontier identity undoubtedly
Author: Angel Rabasa
Publisher: Rand Corporation
Examines the dynamics that drive changes in the religio-political landscape of the Muslim world, the effects of 9/11, the global war on terrorism, and the war in Iraq. The authors present a typology of ideological tendencies; identify the factors that produce religious extremism and violence; assess key cleavages along sectarian, ethnic, regional, and national lines; and identify possible strategies and military options for the United States to pursue in this critical and volatile part of the world.
Now, welive in a world where those Ivyleagueeducated mega alphas are
jammed up behind bars with thelikesofstreet schooledgang members like Mr.
Tattoo, arguing over who hasthe right tosmoke. Welcometothe World After. Mr.
Alpha is a ...
Author: Susan Ee
Publisher: Hachette UK
The irresistibly compelling BOOK TWO in the long awaited PENRYN AND THE END OF DAYS series. It is THE book we are all waiting with bated breath to read... In this sequel to the bestselling fantasy thriller, Angelfall, the survivors of the angel apocalypse begin to scrape back together what's left of the modern world. When a group of people capture Penryn's sister Paige, thinking she's a monster, the situation ends in a massacre. Paige disappears. Humans are terrified. Mom is heartbroken. Penryn drives through the streets of San Francisco looking for Paige. Why are the streets so empty? Where is everybody? Her search leads her into the heart of the angels' secret plans, where she catches a glimpse of their motivations, and learns the horrifying extent to which the angels are willing to go. Meanwhile, Raffe hunts for his wings. Without them, he can't rejoin the angels, can't take his rightful place as one of their leaders. When faced with recapturing his wings or helping Penryn survive, which will he choose?
The Gulf War , the subsequent suppression of opposition forces in Iraq , and the
expulsion of Palestinians and Bedoons from Kuwait caused significant
demographic and economic changes across the Arab world . Although many
Author: Muhammad Faour
Publisher: US Institute of Peace Press
Category: Political Science
"Drawing on a wide range of Arabic and Western sources and his own experiences, and providing in-depth comparisons of six key Arab states--Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia--Faour challenges the notion that Desert Storm solved more problems than it created. The human costs, he demonstrates have been appalling. The economic costs have likewise been enormous. And the already precarious state of inter-Arab relations has atomized, with old disputes reviving and new antipathies thriving. What the Gulf War did not change was the potential for political instability. Although authoritarian regimes remained intact, the war both spurred popular demands for democracy and encouraged militant Islamic movements"--back cover.
of two writers who were important for Derrida during different phases of his life:
Gide especially during his youth, and Genet, who played an important role in
Derrida's work, certainly since the composition of Glas. Toward the end of chapter
Author: Kas Saghafi
Publisher: SUNY Press
Examines themes of loss and mourning in the late work of Derrida. In this book, Kas Saghafi argues that the notion of “the end the world” in Derrida’s late work is not a theological or cosmological matter, but a meditation on mourning and the death of the other. He examines this and several other tightly knit motifs in Derrida’s work: mourning, survival, the phantasm, the event, and most significantly, the term salut, which in French means at once greeting and salvation. An underlying concern of The World after the End of the World is whether a discourse on salut (saving, being saved, and salvation) can be dissociated from discourse on religion. Saghafi compares Derrida’s thought along these lines with similar concerns of Jean-Luc Nancy’s. Combining analysis of these themes with reflections on personal loss, this book maintains that, for Derrida, salutation, greeting, and welcoming is resistant to the economy of salvation. This resistance calls for what Derrida refers to as a “spectro-poetics” devoted to and assigned to the other’s singularity. “Saghafi’s book makes a remarkable contribution as a coming-to-terms with interminable mourning.” — Peggy Kamuf, author of To Follow: The Wake of Jacques Derrida
Author: Douglas E. Morris
Publisher: New Society Publishers
Suburbia has twisted the American dream into a nightmare. The United States now has the most rapes, assaults, murders, and serial killings per capita, by a wide margin, than any other first-world nation. It’s a Sprawl World After All is the first book to link America’s increase in violence and the corresponding breakdown in society with the post-World War II development of suburban sprawl. Without small towns to bring people together, the unplanned growth of sprawl has left Americans isolated, alienated, and afraid of the strangers that surround them. Suburbia has substituted cars for conversation, malls for main streets, and the artificial community of television for authentic social interaction. This has resulted in dramatically negative impacts on US society, including: • The transformation of America’s community-oriented small-town sensibilities into an isolated society of strangers burdened by isolation, loneliness, and depression • The emergence of a culture of incivility characterized by extreme individualism and a callous disregard for others • Levels of violence so rampant as to be proclaimed “epidemic” by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Advocating that urgent attention be paid to managing development by emulating the smart growth examples of European cities, the book’s final section offers readers tools to rebuild community in their lives as well as in society at large. It offers practical solutions that can improve everyone’s quality of life. Provocative and thoughtful, It’s a Sprawl World After All also includes a helpful resource listing of organizations committed to making communities more sustainable. Douglas E. Morris is a freelance writer whose 14 years of experience living outside the United States in a number of safe urban areas has given him unique insights into cross-cultural urban comparisons. He has published numerous articles on the topic in the last seven years.
World. After. Cheap. Oil. Substantial evidence suggests that we are currently
living at the peak of oil production with few prospects for cheap oil ever returning.
Yet the media, politicians, and the general public have hardly started to talk about
Author: Rauli Partanen
Category: Technology & Engineering
Substantial evidence suggests that we are currently living at the peak of oil production with few prospects for cheap oil ever returning. Yet the media, politicians and regular people have hardly started to talk about what this means. Oil literally runs our societies from transportation to food production to economic activity. Without oil, everything stops. There are powerful arguments that if we fail to increase oil production, we will also fail to grow our economy as a whole. For oil importing western nations the news is bleak; higher oil prices seem to put a glass ceiling on their economic growth, making current debt problems worse no matter what monetary and economic policies we might choose. The World After Cheap Oil offers a thorough package of information about oil; its uses and its role in our society’s important sectors. It presents the most prominent substitutes and alternatives, and their limits and promises. It also delves deep into the many risks, problems and mechanisms that can make the world after cheap oil a much more unstable place for nations and humanity as a whole. The book also explains why there has been so little public debate on the subject, and what the future might look like after oil production starts its final, terminal decline.
In this comprehensive and well-documented book, Graham Shipley integrates
the diverse aspects of politics, society and culture to create a coherent and
thorough survey of the Hellenistic world. The Greek World after Alexander
Author: Graham Shipley
The Greek World After Alexander 323–30 BC examines social changes in the old and new cities of the Greek world and in the new post-Alexandrian kingdoms. An appraisal of the momentous military and political changes after the era of Alexander, this book considers developments in literature, religion, philosophy, and science, and establishes how far they are presented as radical departures from the culture of Classical Greece or were continuous developments from it. Graham Shipley explores the culture of the Hellenistic world in the context of the social divisions between an educated elite and a general population at once more mobile and less involved in the political life of the Greek city.
That brings us to our quest in this volume to “imagine the world” after the two
forces of change here considered help form many of the lineaments of the future
circa 2100: climate change and culture-shift.6 1.5 Our Scheme We begin by ...
Author: Jim Norwine
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Category: Social Science
In this book, an international team of environmental and social scientists explain two powerful current change-engines and how their effects, and our responses to them, will transform Earth and humankind into the 22nd-century (c.2100). This book begins by detailing the current state of knowledge about these two ongoing, accelerating and potentially world-transforming changes: climate change, in the form of global warming, and a profound emerging shift of normative cultural condition toward the assumptions and values often associated with so-called postmodernity, such as tolerance, diversity, self-referentiality, and dubiety replaced with certainty. Next, the contributors imagine, explain and debate the most likely consequent transformations of human and natural ecologies and economies that will take place by the end of the 21st-century. In 16 compellingly original, provocative and readable chapters, A World after Climate Change and Culture-Shift presents a one-of-a-kind vision of our current age as a “hinge” or axial century, one driven by the most radical combined change of nature and culture since the rise of agriculture at the end of the last Ice Age some 10 millennia ago. This book is highly recommended to scholars and students of the environmental and social sciences, as well as to all readers interested in how changes in nature and culture will work together to reshape our world and ourselves. "I cannot think of a book more geared to advancing the art and science of geography." - Yi-Fu Tuan, J. K. Wright and Vilas Professor Emeritus of Geography, University of Wisconsin-Madison "Outstanding," "unique," and "exceptional timeliness of topic and ambition ofvision". - Richard Marston, University Distinguished Professor, Kansas State University; past president, Association of American Geographers
became China's largest international development project and the third largest
infrastructure development project in Africa (after the Aswan and Volta Dam
projects). Like most railways in the world, this one was built with both political and
Author: Christopher J. Lee
Publisher: Ohio University Press
In April 1955, twenty-nine countries from Africa, Asia, and the Middle East came together for a diplomatic conference in Bandung, Indonesia, intending to define the direction of the postcolonial world. Representing approximately two-thirds of the world’s population, the Bandung conference occurred during a key moment of transition in the mid-twentieth century—amid the global wave of decolonization that took place after the Second World War and the nascent establishment of a new cold war world order in its wake. Participants such as Jawaharlal Nehru of India, Gamal Abdel Nasser of Egypt, Zhou Enlai of China, and Ahmed Sukarno of Indonesia seized this occasion to attempt the creation of a political alternative to the dual threats of Western neocolonialism and the cold war interventionism of the United States and the Soviet Union. The essays in this volume explore the diverse repercussions of this event, tracing the diplomatic, intellectual, and sociocultural histories that have emanated from it. Making a World after Empire consequently addresses the complex intersection of postcolonial history and cold war history and speaks to contemporary discussions of Afro-Asianism, empire, and decolonization, thus reestablishing the conference's importance in twentieth-century global history. Contributors: Michael Adas, Laura Bier, James R. Brennan, G. Thomas Burgess, Antoinette Burton, Dipesh Chakrabarty, Julian Go, Christopher J. Lee, Jamie Monson, Jeremy Prestholdt, Denis M. Tull
The following articles discuss the aftermath ofthe crucial historical events that
took place in the Mediterranean world during the year $492, focusing on the
social, economic, and cultural consequences of those occurences, with reference
Author: Alisa Meyuhas Ginio
The expulsion of the Jews, and later the Muslims from the Iberian Peninsula marked the beginning of a new era in the life of the Mediterranean world. The articles in this volume discuss the aftermath of the crucial historical events that took place in the Mediterranean world in 1492, focusing on the social, economic and cultural consequences of these occurrences.
immune system organs and processes ofthe body that provide resistance to
infection Industrial Revolution rapid development of industry in some parts of the
world during the late 18th and 19th centuries, brought about by the introduction of
Author: Alex Woolf
Can you imagine what our lives would be like after a devastating asteroid strike? What effect would the resulting tsunami, storms, and dust cloud have? What would happen to the climate, wildlife, and our food supplies? This book traces the possible consequences of a global event on this scale, with ideas and evidence based on similar scenarios that are a part of fact and fiction.
... was gritting his teeth. “He said I was on your side in— stead of his.” “What did
you say to him?” “That the next time he wanted to lie to someone, it had better not
be me.” I turned the ice, moving it slightly on his face. It's a Mall World Alter All
Author: Janette Rallison
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Category: Juvenile Fiction
While working at the mall, organizing a school fundraiser, and trying to prove that her best friend's boyfriend is seeing another girl, high-school student Charlotte's best intentions always seem to backfire.
4 The Eastern Mediterranean in the Later Middle Ages: An Island World? David
Iacoby At first glance, the eastern Mediterranean with its numerous islands
definitely appears to be an 'island world'.1 This impression is conveyed by the
Author: Jonathan Harris
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Byzantines, Latins, and Turks in the Eastern Mediterranean World after 1150 is a collection of thirteen original articles which focus on the religious identity, cultural exchange, commercial networks, and the construction of political legitimacy among Christians and Muslims in the late Medieval eastern Mediterranean.
“The World as a Wedding” provides us a breathtaking view of the magnificence of
the wedding nuptials of Christ and His Bride, the Church, joining Heaven and
earth. This lofty image isn't justthe attractive toppingonthe weddingcake—it's the ...
Author: Kimberly Hahn
Publisher: Emmaus Road Publishing
In this essay, apologist Kimberly Hahn draws on her years of experience as a mother of six to explain how the richness of the spiritual meaning of marriage relates to our everyday life. While the years that follow the elation of a wedding can be filled with duties that seem meaningless and repetitive at times, Hahn shows how the theological teachings on Christ’s love and marriage can give life and meaning to the daily tasks that husband and wife face. In her own words, “Sure, doing the same chores week after week can get tedious, but I was trained by my mother to see the spiritual side of things – it’s possible to rise above the mundane to see the big picture.”
Author: Jordan Chamberlin
Publisher: Intl Food Policy Res Inst
Category: Social Science
The emergence of the 'Third World' is generally traced to the onset of the Cold
War and decolonization in the 1940s and 1950s. In the 1960s and 1970s the “
three worlds of development” were central to the wider dynamics of the changing
Author: Mark T. Berger
Category: Political Science
The emergence of the 'Third World' is generally traced to onset of the Cold War and decolonization in the 1940s and 1950s. In the 1960s and 1970s the "three worlds of development" were central to the wider dynamics of the changing international order. By the 1980s, Third Worldism had peaked entering a period of dramatic decline that paralleled the end of the Cold War. Into the 21st century, the idea of a Third World and even the pursuit of some form of Third Worldism has continued to be advocated and debated. For some it has passed into history, and may never have had as much substance as it was credited with, while others seek to retain or recuperate the Third World and give Third Worldism contemporary relevance. Beginning with a comprehensive introduction this edited volume brings together a wide range of important contributions. Collectively they offer a powerful overview from a variety of angles of the history and contemporary significance of Third Worldism in international affairs. The question remains; did the Third World exist, what was it, does it still have intellectual and political purchase or do we live in a global era that can be described as After the Third World? This book was previously published as a special issue of Third world Quarterly.
museum dedicated to exploring the world's great religious traditions opened in
Taipei on November 9, 2001. In spite of heightened fears about international
travel after the events of September 11, the opening was attended by more than a
Author: Arvind Sharma
Horrible religious violence has marked the opening of the 21st century, but can the world's religions work together as a force for good? Dozens of experts in religion examine the meaning of religion in the aftermath of September 11 and answer this question.
KNOWING that the robots would soon be after us, we left the great planet
Meldoon, and fled again into the wastes of space. When we had given her a little
to eat and to drink, for the robots had left nothing in this land to sustain any living
Author: Jack Williamson
Publisher: Fiction Hunter Press
When adventurer, Barry Horn, is chosen to be the worlds first Rocketeer, the first human to set foot on other worlds, he is reluctant to accept the job until he receives a vision seemingly from his late wife telling him he must go or all humanity will be lost. When his mission goes wrong, he winds up in a suspended state. Conscious that he has failed, but unable to move, he has visions of mankind through the centuries. He witnesses his descendents going into space, creating the first living robot, sees the rise of the Robot Corporation, and its enslavement of man. When he is finally awakened, Barry finds that the knowledge he possesses after his long slumber is man's last hope to survive against the robots. Hugo and Nebula Award winner, Jack Williamson, has crafted a sweeping epic of space opera, harkening back to the Buck Rogers and Flash Gordon serials of the 1930's.
... were set up and some administration functioned before the new frontiers were
definitely laid down , so when hostilities ceased governments and peoples
throughout the continent began to restore or create peacetime economic life .
Author: Anne Orde
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Business & Economics
This book is a study of the political economy of Europe after 1919.
Everything after that is gravy. —A.G. HUBBARD, OHIO In any interview, when
they ask what your “worst” qualities are, tell them something that can be good,
like, “Sometimes I'm a little too detailed.” —LISA OLKON VANDESTEEG ST.
Author: Andrea Syrtash
Publisher: Hundreds of Heads Books, LLC
Category: Business & Economics
After the parties, the frat rushes, the Big Test and the Big Game, the caffeinated all-nighters, and the pomp and circumstance, life comes knocking. Finding a job and keeping it; renting an apartment or sharing a sublet; dealing with your own money instead of your parents’ money; looking for love (and looking and looking . . . ): who knew how complicated the world after college would be? Nearly 800 contributors to this How to Survive book found out, and happily share their hard-won insights. This useful, upbeat book collects stories, tips, and advice on finding the best place to live, entering adulthood without losing passion, taking care of one’s health, finding a great job, and not going home for the holidays for the first time. Covering both the psychological adjustments and the nuts and bolts of daily life as a grown-up, How to Survive the Real World is witty, practical, and the perfect gift for the nervous grad.