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            Farewell Shiraz: An Iranian Memoir of Revolution and Exile
             

            Farewell Shiraz: An Iranian Memoir of Revolution and Exile (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Kadivar, Cyrus

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            In October 1999 during a trip to Cairo, Cyrus Kadivar, an exiled Iranian living in London, visited the tomb of the last shah and opened a Pandora's box. Haunted by nostalgia for a bygone era, he recalled a protected and idyllic childhood in the fabled city of Shiraz and his comin...g of age during the 1979 Iranian revolution. Back in London, he reflected on what had happened to him and his family after their uprooting and decided to conduct his own investigation into why he lost his country. He spent the next ten years seeking out witnesses who would shed light on the last days of Pahlavi rule. Among those he met were a former empress, ex-courtiers, disaffected revolutionaries, and the bereaved relatives of those who perished in the cataclysm. In Farewell Shiraz, Kadivar tells the story of his family and childhood against the tumultuous backdrop of twentieth-century Iran, from the 1905-1907 Constitutional Revolution to the fall of Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi, before presenting accounts of his meetings with key witnesses to the Shah's fall and the rise of Khomeini. Each of the people interviewed provides a richly detailed picture of the momentous events that took place and the human drama behind them. Combining exquisite vignettes with rare testimonials and first-hand interviews, Farewell Shiraz draws us into a sweeping yet often intimate account of a vanished world and offers a compelling investigation into a political earthquake whose reverberations still live with us today.
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            ISBN 9789774169328
            Released NZ 20 Aug 2019
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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            South Asia and the Great Powers: International Relations and Regional Security
             

            South Asia and the Great Powers: International Relations and Regional Security (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            Edited by Rynning, Sten

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            Where the implications of war and peace are open to question, the possibility of change depends more on politics than economics. This book asks whether the region's great powers can overcome opposing interests and commit to political restraint. The concept of regional security is... based on great power support for regional order. However, there are many pitfalls to consider: notably, the politics of contested nationalisms; the Asia-Pacific rivalry of China and the US; and India's inclinations to function - or be seen - as a benevolent hegemon for the region. Yet there are signs of renewed determination to move the region in new directions. While China's Silk Road projects are long-term regional investments that hinge on regional stability, the US is attempting to fashion new partnerships and India strives to reconcile regional differences to promote a peaceful environment.This book, as it sets out the emerging agendas of the great powers and local powers, makes a significant contribution to a better understanding of the international relations and diplomatic politics of South Asia.
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            ISBN 9781838605834
            Released NZ 31 Oct 2019
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Library of International Relations
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            Mexican Exodus: Emigrants, Exiles, and Refugees of the Cristero War

            Mexican Exodus: Emigrants, Exiles, and Refugees of the Cristero War (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Young, Julia G.

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            The book investigates the formation of the Cristero diaspora, a network of Mexican emigrants, exiles, and refugees across the United States who supported a Mexican Catholic uprising during the late 1920s. These emigrants had a profound and enduring impact on Mexican American comm...unity formation, political affiliations, and religious devotion.
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            ISBN 9780190937331
            Released NZ 15 Jan 2019
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
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            Liberty or Death: Latin American Conflicts, 1900-70

            Liberty or Death: Latin American Conflicts, 1900-70 (Hardback)

            By Jowett, Philip

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            A highly illustrated study of the wars of Central and South America from 1900 through to 1970, featuring many rare and never-before-seen images. Fully illustrated with a wealth of color artwork plates and rare photographs, this fascinating story sheds light on seven decades of a ...continent in conflict that is rarely covered in English. From the Banana Wars of the early 20th century through to the Football War of 1969, South and Central America has been a hotbed of revolutions, rebellions and conflicts as diverse as they are numerous. Some were small-scale affairs involving the poorly armed forces of Central American armies with rifles, machetes and a few aged machine guns. Others were full-scale conflicts involving sophisticated armies equipped with tanks, artillery and aircraft, and involving hundreds of thousands of troops. These wars often went largely unreported in the West, which was preoccupied with its own problems in fighting two world wars and dealing with Cold War tensions.
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            ISBN 9781472833525
            Released NZ 5 Aug 2019
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            Populism and Passions: Democratic Legitimacy after Austerity

            Populism and Passions: Democratic Legitimacy after Austerity (Hardback)

            Edited by Cossarini, Paolo; Vallespin, Fernando

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            There is a consensus that right, and left wing populism is on the rise on both sides of the Atlantic; Donald Trump in the United States, France's right-wing National Front, Austrian, Hungarian and German extreme right-wing parties, to 5 Star Movement in Italy, Spain's leftist Pod...emos or Greece's Syriza. These movements may manifest themselves in different kinds of populist mobilizations but the fact remains that elite and mass opinion is fuelling a populist backlash. In Populism and Passions, eleven scholars engage with discourse analysis, democratic theory, and post structural political thought to study the political logic of passion for contemporary populism. Together these interdisciplinary essays demonstrate what emotional engagement implies for the spheres of politics and the social, and how it governs and mobilises individuals. The volume presents: Theoretical and empirical implications for political analysis Chapters on the current rise of populism, both right and left wing trends, their different ideological features, and their relationship with the logic of passions Theoretical implications for the future study of populism and democratic legitimacy A timely analysis of this political phenomena in contemporary Western democracies, this book is ideal for students and scholars in political theory, comparative politics, social theory, critical theory, cultural studies, and global studies.
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            ISBN 9780815383789
            Released NZ 21 Jun 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Inc
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Routledge Advances in Democratic Theory
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            The Black Arts Movement and the Black Panther Party in American Visual Culture
             

            The Black Arts Movement and the Black Panther Party in American Visual Culture (Hardback)

            By Morgan, Jo-Ann

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            This book examines a range of visual expressions of Black Power across American art and popular culture from 1965 through 1972. It begins with case studies of artist groups, including Spiral, OBAC and AfriCOBRA, who began questioning Western aesthetic traditions and created work ...that honored leaders, affirmed African American culture, and embraced an African lineage. Also showcased is an Oakland Museum exhibition of 1968 called New Perspectives in Black Art, as a way to consider if Black Panther Party activities in the neighborhood might have impacted local artists' work. The concluding chapters concentrate on the relationship between selected Black Panther Party members and visual culture, focusing on how they were covered by the mainstream press, and how they self-represented to promote Party doctrine and agendas.
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            ISBN 9781138605923
            Released NZ 29 Jan 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Routledge Research in Art and Race
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            Social Mobilization Beyond Ethnicity: Civic Activism and Grassroots Movements in Bosnia and Herzegovina

            Social Mobilization Beyond Ethnicity: Civic Activism and Grassroots Movements in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Hardback)

            By Milan, Chiara

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            This book offers an in-depth investigation of the emergence and spread of social mobilizations that transcend ethnicity in societies violently divided along ethno-national lines. Using Bosnia Herzegovina as a case study, the book explores episodes of mobilization which have super...seded ethno-nationalist cleavages --
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            ISBN 9780815387022
            Released NZ 1 Mar 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Inc
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Southeast European Studies
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            Latin American Soldiers: Armed Forces in the Region's History

            Latin American Soldiers: Armed Forces in the Region's History (Hardback)

            By Bawden, John R.

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            In this accessible volume, John R. Bawden introduces readers to the study of armed forces in Latin American history through vivid narratives about four very different countries: Mexico, Cuba, Brazil, and Chile. Latin America has faced many of the challenges common to postcolonial... states such as civil war, poorly-defined borders, and politically fractured societies. Studying its militaries offers a powerful lens through which to understand major events, eras, and problems. Bawden draws on stories about the men and women who served in conventional armed forces and guerrilla armies to examine the politics and social structure of each country, the state's evolution, and relationships between soldiers and the global community. Designed as an introductory text for undergraduates, Latin America's Soldiers identifies major concepts, factors, and trends that have shaped modern Latin America. It is an essential text for students of Latin American Studies or History and is particularly useful for students focusing on the military, revolutions, and political history.
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            ISBN 9781138492578
            Released NZ 3 Sep 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Latin American Topicos
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            The Haitian Revolution: Capitalism, Slavery and Counter-Modernity

            The Haitian Revolution: Capitalism, Slavery and Counter-Modernity (Hardback)

            By Gruner, Eduardo; Translated by McGlazer, Ramsey

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            Originally published in Spanish as La oscuridad y las luces: capitalismo, cultura y revoluci on by Edhasa in 2010.

            ISBN 9781509535477
            Released NZ 11 Oct 2019
            Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
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            Thursday Nights at the Bluebell Inn: Six ordinary women tell their hidden stories of love and loss

            Thursday Nights at the Bluebell Inn: Six ordinary women tell their hidden stories of love and loss (Hardback)

            By Fielding, Kit

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            Each week, six women of different ages and backgrounds come together at their local pub. There they form an unlikely darts team, but it is there hidden stories of love and loss that in the end binds them.

            ISBN 9781529378573
            Released NZ 8 Aug 2019
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
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