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              Celebrating Steve Biko: We Write What We Like

              Celebrating Steve Biko: We Write What We Like (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Edited by Van Wyk, Chris

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              The thirtieth anniversary of the death of Steve Biko (1946-1977), a South African activist who as murdered while being detained in police custody, came in 2007. Biko's essays called on black Africans to break their chains of servitude and rise up against an oppressive regime. His... writings, later collected in the boo I Write What I Like, became the foundational text for the Black Consciousness Movement that Biko later helped establish.Celebrating the life, legacy, and work of this phenomenally important figure, Celebrating Steve Biko offers both a personal and political tribute to Biko and his contribution to the freedom struggle in South Africa. Essays discuss his intellectual legacy and the inspiration he still provides to those who struggle against oppression. Most important, the anthology considers Biko's memory and precious legacy: the freedom to say, think, and write what we like.The contributors to this volume are friends, followers, fellow activists, and scholars, including Achille Mbembe and Thabo Mbeki. Biko's renowned essay Black Consciousness and the Quest for a True Humanity is also featured.
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              ISBN 9780231154314
              Released NZ 1 Mar 2009
              Publisher Columbia University Press
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              Airpower for Strategic Effect

              Airpower for Strategic Effect (Hardback)

              By Gray, Colin S.

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              Airpower for Strategic Effect provides a critical, strategic history of airpower as well as a new general theory. A wholly original work combining ideas drawn from existing literature on airpower with Colin S. Gray's own research on strategy, this study situates the story of airp...ower within a larger history of modern strategy, reevaluating the benefits of airpower from World War I to recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Gray rethinks airpower's strategic history and its general strategic theory in light of the information he has provided, concluding with a look at the relationship between theory and current, practical issues. The history of airpower might be full of strategic successes, yet when the tool is misused, it fails catastrophically. Gray's study marks a major effort to improve our grasp of airpower's strategic potential within different political, cultural, military-strategic, and technological contexts.
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              ISBN 9780231703000
              Released NZ 15 Apr 2012
              Publisher Columbia University Press
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Columbia/Hurst
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              A Gay Synagogue in New York
               

              A Gay Synagogue in New York (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Shokeid, Moshe

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              Explores how gay synagogues have emerged to offer their members spiritual and social outlet since the 1970s. A synagogue in Greenwich Village, New York, is used as a case study to describe the struggle undergone by Jewish homosexuals and the important role that synagogues play in... their lives.
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              ISBN 9780231084611
              Released NZ 21 Jun 1995
              Publisher Columbia University Press
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Methodists in America
                

              Methodists in America (Hardback)

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              ISBN 9780231168045
              Released NZ 1 Oct 2021
              Publisher Columbia University Press
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              The Poetry of Seamus Heaney

              The Poetry of Seamus Heaney (Hardback)

              Edited by Andrews, Elmer

              In this collection of critical responses to Nobel Prize winner Seamus Heaney's poetry, Elmer Andrews presents the debates surrounding the poet's work and popular appeal. The writings gathered in this Columbia Critical Guide clarify and explore issues of cultural identity and nati...onality, as well as debates on the power of language and the function of verse. Beginning with Heaney's early collection, Death of a Naturalist, the guide reviews and contextualizes material on successive volumes (including 1996's The Spirit Level ), so that students of Heaney's verse will find an accessible pathway through the most important critical writings on this major poet.
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              ISBN 9780231119269
              Released NZ 15 Mar 2000
              Publisher Columbia University Press
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              Scotch Verdict: Miss Pirie and Miss Woods v. Dame Cumming Gordon

              Scotch Verdict: Miss Pirie and Miss Woods v. Dame Cumming Gordon (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Reprinted edition)

              By Faderman, Lillian

              Exploring the economic status of women in the 19th century, author Lilliam Faderman details the true-life case of two young Scottish schoolmistresses who were deprived of their livelihoods after being falsely accused of carrying on an affair in front of their students. Faderman e...xamines the customs and attitudes of the era in relation to women today.
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              ISBN 9780231084437
              Released NZ 15 Jan 1994
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              The Insurgent Archipelago

              The Insurgent Archipelago (Hardback)

              By Mackinlay, John

              As a British Gurkha officer assigned to the jungle borders of North Borneo, John McKinlay experienced firsthand the Maoist-style insurgencies of the 1950s and 1960s. Later in his career, as a scholar researching Muslim NGOs and preventative security, he witnessed the transformati...on of territorial, labor-intensive uprisings into the international networks of individuals and communities that operate across the world today.In this book, McKinlay maps the transformation of these movements against the rapid modernization of their origin cities, noting the ways in which technology has accelerated and complicated a variety of coalitions and the efforts to defeat them. Our current bin Laden era, McKinlay argues, must be understood from a Maoist perspective of insurgency. The campaigns of mid-century are directly linked to the global movements of tomorrow, yet the past two decades of insurgent activity have also marked a new chapter in the practice, in which propaganda of the deed has become central. This shift presents a new challenge to our vertical-structured response to terror and places a greater emphasis on mastering the virtual, cyber-based dimension of these campaigns. McKinley revisits the roots of global insurgencies, describes their nature and character, reveals the power of mass communications and grievance, and recommends how individual nations can counter these threats by focusing on domestic terrorism.
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              ISBN 9780231701167
              Released NZ 15 Dec 2009
              Publisher Columbia University Press
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Thucydides on Strategy: Athenian and Spartan Grand Strategies in the Peloponesian War and Their Relevance Today

              Thucydides on Strategy: Athenian and Spartan Grand Strategies in the Peloponesian War and Their Relevance Today (Hardback)

              By Koliopoulos, Constantinos; Platias, Athanassioss G.

              Thucydides, as he himself anticipated, wrote not only the history of the Peloponnesian War. He wrote the history of the Napoleonic Wars, World War I, World War II, and the Cold War. & mdash;Louis Halle International relations continue to be a recurring struggle for wealth and pow...er among independent actors in a state of anarchy. The classic history of Thucydides is as meaningful a guide to the behavior of states today as when it was written in the fifth century B.C.E. & mdash;Robert GilpinMasterfully crafted and surprisingly modern, History of the Peloponnesian War has long been celebrated as an insightful, eloquent, and exhaustively detailed work of classical Greek history. The text is also remarkable for its deep political and military dimensions, and scholars have begun to place the work alongside Sun Tzu's The Art of War and Carl von Clausewitz's On War as one of the great treatises on strategy.The perfect companion to Thucydides's impressive text, this volume details the specific strategic concepts at work within the History of the Peloponnesian War and demonstrates, through case studies of recent conflicts in Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Iraq, the continuing relevance of Thucydidean thought to an analysis and planning of strategic operations. Some have even credited Thucydides with founding the discipline of international relations. Written by two scholars with extensive experience in this and related fields, Thucydides on Strategy situates the classical historian solidly within the modern world of war.
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              ISBN 9780231701334
              Released NZ 15 Nov 2009
              Publisher Columbia University Press
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              The Colonial Signs of International Relations

              The Colonial Signs of International Relations (Hardback)

              By Muppidi, Himadeep

              Himadeep Muppidi traces the subtle influence of colonial forms of knowledge on modern schools of international relations and follows the translation and transformation of this knowledge within postcolonial settings. Concentrating on the way in which individuals and institutions r...ead their historical past in light of contemporary criticisms and concerns, Muppidi finds that certain methods for discussing or representing the colonized have become acceptable while others have been condemned. Both, however, can be equally colonial in intent and purpose, and the difference in their reception lies in the processes of translation that make one visible, the other invisible, and ultimately maintain the framework of a global colonial order.
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              ISBN 9780231701228
              Released NZ 15 Jan 2010
              Publisher Columbia University Press
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              Violent Non-State Actors in World Politics

              Violent Non-State Actors in World Politics (Hardback)

              Edited by Mulaj, Kledja

              The 2008 attacks on Mumbai were carried out by a Pakistani militant group known as Lashkar i-Taiba, termed a non-state actor by Pakistan's president, Asif Zardari. In most cases, violent non-state actors (VNSAs) rise as a state fails, resorting to organized attacks as a brutally ...effective method for advancing political aims and other goals. Currently operating in Afghanistan, Lebanon, Somalia, and Sudan, VNSAs can take the form of national liberation movements that confront an occupying force; insurgents engaged in protracted political and military struggles which eat away at the legitimacy of a ruling government; terrorists who use threats or violence to effect political change; irregular yet recognizable armed forces working within an ungoverned area or failing state; and mercenary militias, such as those used by Shell, or army-loaded units, which operate in the Niger Delta. The essays in this volume map the relationship between VNSAs and the state, following the political, economic, and social processes behind the emergence of these groups and the manipulation of these processes to trigger a crisis of the state. Contributors target the point at which violence becomes desirable to the non-state actor, investigating whether this change alters the relationship between VNSAs and the state, and they track the influence VNSAs have on rebuilding the governments they tear down. One of the first resources to describe these groups in full, this volume explains the internal structure of VNSAs, their recruitment strategies and leading ideologies, the characteristics and partnerships that allow them to adapt and prosper, and the fundamental similarities and differences between these groups.
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              ISBN 9780231701204
              Released NZ 15 Oct 2009
              Publisher Columbia University Press
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