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Spanish in Four Continents
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 288

Spanish in Four Continents

This collection is the first to examine the effects of bilingualism and multilingualism on the development of dialectal varieties of Spanish in Africa, America, Asia and Europe. Nineteen essays investigate a variety of complex situations of contact between Spanish and typologically different languages, including Basque, Bantu languages, English, and Quechua. The overall picture that evolves clearly indicates that although influence from the contact languages may lead to different dialects, the core grammar of Spanish remains intact. Silva-Corvalán's volume makes an important contribution both to sociolinguistics in general, and to Spanish linguistics in particular. The contributors address theoretical and empirical issues that advance our knowledge of what is a possible linguistic change, how languages change, and how changes spread in society in situations of intensive bilingualism and language contact, a situation that appears to be the norm rather than the exception in the world.

Four Continents
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 256

Four Continents

Henry Lawson, V. S. Naipaul, Nadine Gordimer and Chinua Achebe are respectively Australian, Caribbean, South African and Nigerian, yet they all write in English. The 'English' literature of the ex-colonies is proving to be the most interesting and innovative of our times: this volume offers a significant example of its vitality and originality. As Salman Rushdi said, 'the Empire writes back'.

The Intimacies of Four Continents
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 328

The Intimacies of Four Continents

In this uniquely interdisciplinary work, Lisa Lowe examines the relationships between Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas in the late eighteenth- and early nineteenth- centuries, exploring the links between colonialism, slavery, imperial trades and Western liberalism. Reading across archives, canons, and continents, Lowe connects the liberal narrative of freedom overcoming slavery to the expansion of Anglo-American empire, observing that abstract promises of freedom often obscure their embeddedness within colonial conditions. Race and social difference, Lowe contends, are enduring remainders of colonial processes through which “the human” is universalized and “freed” by liberal fo...

Democracy, Culture, Catholicism
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 360

Democracy, Culture, Catholicism

Compiling scholarly essays from a unique three-year Democracy, Culture and Catholicism International Research Project, Democracy, Culture, Catholicism richly articulates the diverse and dynamic interplay of democracy, culture, and Catholicism in the contemporary world. The twenty-five essays from four extremely diverse cultures-those of Indonesia, Lithuania, Peru, and the United States-explore the relationship between democracy and Catholicism from several perspectives, including historical and cultural analysis, political theory and conflict resolution, social movements and Catholic social thought.

The Four Continents
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 72

The Four Continents

The Four Continents' presents in full, with gatefolds, the large- scale works that comprise Kent Monkman?s suite of paintings entitled 'The Four Continents', a reworking of Tiepolo?s 'Apollo and the Four Continents'. Monkman?s works examine the way Indigenous American and Canadian history has been presented by nineteenth- and twentieth-century artists. He constructs new stories through images that take into account the missing narratives and perspectives of Aboriginal peoples; the result is a series of tragicomic scenarios that are mythical, graphic, satirical and inherently anti-colonialist. Many feature strong queer or gay male imagery, which have always been a part of Aboriginal culture due to 'two-spirit' Indigenous sexualities, yet have rarely been acknowledged as such. Kent Monkman is a Canadian artist of Cree ancestry who works with a variety of mediums, including painting, film/ video, performance and installation. He has had exhibitions at numerous major museums worldwide, including Witte de With, Rotterdam; The Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto; and MASS MoCA, Massachusetts, USA.

Democracy, Intermediation, and Voting on Four Continents
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 404

Democracy, Intermediation, and Voting on Four Continents

This book presents the results of systematic comparative analyses of electoral behavior and support for democracy in 13 countries on four continents. It is based on national election surveys held in "old" and "new" democracies in Europe (Germany, Britain, Spain, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Bulgaria), North and South America (the United States, Chile and Uruguay), and Asia (Hong Kong) between 1990 and 2004. It is methodologically innovative, notwithstanding the fact that its core concern with "political intermediation" (i.e., the flow of political information from parties and candidates to voters through the mass-communications media, membership in secondary associations, and direct, face-to-fac...

Dan to Beersheba
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 374

Dan to Beersheba

Excerpt from Dan to Beersheba: Work and Travel in Four Continents But I must dilate no longer on family history and tradition, for my father waits to be introduced, and he. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

LIFE IN FOUR CONTINENTS
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 204

LIFE IN FOUR CONTINENTS

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2012-02-11
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  • Publisher: iUniverse

The highest accolade I can give Prakash is to say he is a humanitarian. He has great empathy for all kinds of people he encountered in east Africa where he grew up, in the United Kingdom where he studied Industrial Chemistry, and in Canada where he makes his home today and works with Metro Testing and Engineering Services Limited as a Senior Materials Engineering Technologist. He is also an internationalist who seeks to understand the richness of the human spirit through great spiritual leaders past and present like Mahatma Gandhi of India, Dalai Lama of Tibet, the Reverend Desmond Tutu of South Africa, and Spiritual Chiefs of our Native North American Indians. He has given back to his commu...

Getting to Grey Owl
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 240

Getting to Grey Owl

Writer, teacher, and adventurer Kurt Caswell has spent his adult life canoeing, hiking, and pedaling his way toward a deeper understanding of our vast and varied world. Getting to Grey Owl: A Man's Journey across Four Continents chronicles over twenty years of Caswell’s travels as he buys a rug in Morocco, rides a riverboat in China, attends a bullfight in Spain, climbs four mountains in the United Kingdom, and backpacks a challenging route through Iceland’s wild Hornstrandir Peninsula. Writing in the tradition of such visionary nomads as Hermann Hesse, Robert Louis Stevenson, Bruce Chatwin, Paul Theroux, Pico Iyer, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and William Wordsworth, Caswell travels through wild and urban landscapes, as well as philosophical and ideological vistas, championing the pleasures of a wandering life. Far from the trappings of the everyday, he explores a range of ideas: the meaning of roads and pathways, the story of Cain and Abel, nomadic life and the evolution of the human animal, the role of agriculture in the making of the modern world, and the fragility of love.

One Family, Four Cultures, and Four Continents
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 285

One Family, Four Cultures, and Four Continents

This fascinating book, One Family, Four Cultures and Four Continents, by Asher Elkayam, depicts the adventures of a child growing up in Morocco and goes through political and historical events which happened in his childhood and focused on a pivotal year: 1956. Mr. Elkayam writes about the beauty of childhood and the innocence thereof, the neighborhood, the nature, the education, the typical things, which happened then but may never be repeated. In an emotional way, he describes the infl uence of his parents, who were among the guardians of Jewish tradition. He describes the Moroccan Jewish population, which represented a minority, and the events which led to their survival. Having been targ...