Questioning Hybridity Postcolonialism and Globalization

This book offers an accessible, in-depth analysis of hybridity as a practice, discourse, and ideological construction. Its scope ranges widely, encompassing conceptualizations of hybridity from ancient Greece and Rome to the present. The views of such key figures as Plato, Aristotle, Alexander the Great, Virgil, Gobineau, Renan, and Tocqueville, as well as Bakhtin, Fanon, and Bhabha are all freshly reassessed. The ground-breaking perspectives provided reorient contemporary debates on hybridity and the ‘Third Space’. They significantly widen our awareness of the history of métissage and expand the methodological, conceptual, empirical, and ideological orientations of contemporary hybridity theorists. AcheraIou deftly examines the questions of race, class, identity, binarism, postmodernist ideology, neoliberalism, and globalization. In particular, he recommends decolonizing postcolonialism, indicating ways to transcend the cultural and spatial turn predetermining current discussions of métissage, culture, and identity politics. Throughout, he analyzes hybridity in the light of globalization, suggesting how postcolonialism could become a genuinely counter-hegemonic mode of resistance to global neoliberal doxa.
i seriously cannot believe that Questioning Hybridity Postcolonialism and Globalization has so many five star ratings. I made time to read the entire book once I started.
Questioning Hybridity Postcolonialism and Globalization By Amar Acheraïou
I purchased Questioning Hybridity Postcolonialism and Globalization for an assignment in one of my courses. I love this book! It ended up being so much better than.

Negotiating Trade Liberalization at the WTO Domestic Politics and

Negotiating Trade Liberalization at the WTO Domestic Politics and By Eugénia da Conceição-Heldt
Why do negotiations succeed or fail, and why have negotiations on multilateral trade liberalization been so protracted? Negotiating Trade Liberalization at the WTO provides a comprehensive analysis of the Doha Round negotiations by showing how domestic political institutions, the absence of time pressure and a real deadline have an impact on bargaining outcomes. Based on original, primary source research, the book facilitates a better understanding of multilateral trade negotiations by explaining jargon and outlining the interaction between domestic and international politics. It provides scholars, students and policymakers with detailed information on WTO ministerial meetings from Seattle 1999 to the Geneva informal meeting in 2006 alongside analysis of the trade politics of the EU, US, Brazil, and Australia.
Immediately upon finishing, I reread the prolog and final chapter…and will read Negotiating Trade Liberalization at the WTO Domestic Politics and again.
Overall, I enjoyed this novel. It was, quick read, with and just the right amount of romance.

The Carolingian Debate over Sacred Space

Retracing the contours of a bitter controversy over the meaning of sacred architecture that flared up among some of the leading lights of the Carolingian renaissance, Samuel Collins explores how ninth-century authors articulated the relationship of form to function and ideal to reality in the ecclesiastical architecture of the Carolingian empire. This debate involved many of the major figures of the era, and at its core questioned what it meant for any given place or building to be thought of as specially holy. Many of the signature moments of the Carolingian Renaissance, in church reform, law, and political theory, depended on rival and bitterly controversial definitions of sacred architecture in the material world.
I absolutely love The Carolingian Debate over Sacred Space. All of this book, I have read this book twice, and have recommended it to all of my friends and family. Such an amazing book, please read it!!
The Carolingian Debate over Sacred Space By Sam Collins
I highly recommend you read The Carolingian Debate over Sacred Space. It is easy to read, contains a lot of information; but follows up with great explanations.

Enjoyable and thought provoking- will end up costing me a fortune by the time I read many of the titles discussed in it
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I really loved . I would reccomend it to all of my friends. The entire time I was hooked on the characters and wanted to know what was coming next.

Peaceful Islamist Mobilization in the Muslim World What Went Right

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Peaceful Islamist Mobilization in the Muslim World What Went Right By Dr. Julie Chernov Hwang
Julie Chernov Hwang here presents a compelling and innovative new theory and framework for examining for the variation in Islamist mobilization strategies in Muslim Asia and the Middle East. Based on extensive field research in Indonesia, Malaysia and Turkey, Hwang argues that states, through their policies, institutions, and capacities, can influence the mobilization strategies that Islamist groups choose, encouraging peaceful strategies, or sometimes, creating permissive conditions for violence. This book highlights the positive ways that states can influence Islamist group decision-making and answers the question – what went right?
Now I’m gonna have to go back and read his previous works, and I can’t wait!
Enjoyable and thought provoking-Peaceful Islamist Mobilization in the Muslim World What Went Right will end up costing me a fortune by the time I read many of the titles discussed in it

America s Allies and War Kosovo Afghanistan and Iraq

America s Allies and War Kosovo Afghanistan and Iraq By Mr. Jason W. Davidson
Why do Britain, France, and Italy provide or refuse military support for U.S.-led uses of force? This book provides a unique, multiple-case study analysis of transatlantic burden-sharing. Sixty original interviews with top policymakers and analysts provide insight into allies’ decisions regarding the Kosovo War (1999), Afghanistan (2001), and the Iraq War (2003). The cases show that neoclassical realist factors – alliance value, threat, prestige, and electoral politics – explain allies’ decisions better than constructivist factors – identity and norms. The book briefly covers additional cases (Vietnam, Lebanon, the Persian Gulf War, Somalia) and concludes with recommendations for increasing future allied military support.
This is a novel that is part societal dissection, part fairytale, part bildungsroman, part love story, It’s unlike anything you’ll ever read.
Although I would not rate America s Allies and War Kosovo Afghanistan and Iraq as one of my favorite’s it was very well written…interesting.

Single Women in Popular Culture The Limits of Postfeminism

Has the way single women are represented in western popular culture really changed over the past few decades? What might the single women we find in chick lit novels, on reality television shows, and in self-help manuals reveal about postfeminism and its politics? From Bridget Jones to Carrie Bradshaw, the single woman has become more visible than ever before, prompting some commentators to suggest that she is now celebrated where once she was denigrated. However, in this book Anthea Taylor compellingly demonstrates how the single woman – despite appearing at times to be glamorized – continues to be a deeply problematic figure in popular culture. Drawing upon a wide range of media forms, she finds that singleness is commonly represented as a state that women must actively work to overcome, while coupledom is vigorously promoted as a postfeminist ‘choice’. In this thought-provoking book, Taylor foregrounds how postfeminism operates in tandem with neoliberalism to limit the stories being told about single women. Characteristic of the book’s nuanced approach, she also examines sites where women are attempting to refigure and validate singleness, including the blogosphere.Making an important contribution to scholarship on both singleness and postfeminism, Single Women in Popular Culture is a timely and politically engaged account of how modern single women are represented – and why it matters.
I enjoy Dr Anthea Taylor writing style. The book moves along at a pace that will keep your interest.
Single Women in Popular Culture The Limits of Postfeminism By Dr Anthea Taylor
I highly recommend you read Single Women in Popular Culture The Limits of Postfeminism. It is easy to read, contains a lot of information; but follows up with great explanations.

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