Voices From Chernobyl by Svetlana Aleksievich


Genre : History
Editor : Dalkey Archive Press
Release : 2005
ISBN-13 : 1564784010
Hardcover : 240 Pages


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The people of Chernobyl talk about their lives before, during, and after the worst nuclear reactor accident in history which occurred on April 26, 1986 in Chernobyl.

Confronting Environmental Racism by Robert D. Bullard


Genre : Science
Editor : South End Press
Release : 1993
ISBN-13 : 0896084469
Hardcover : 259 Pages


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The connection between racism and environmental quality is increasingly visible. People of color in urban and rural areas are the most likely victims of industrial dumping, toxic landfills, uranium mining, and dangerous waste incinerators. This groundbreaking anthology grows out of the National People of Color Environmental Leadership Summit and brings together leading scholars, environmental leaders, and social justice activists of the emerging environmental justice movement.


Genre : History
Editor : Liverpool University Press
Release : 2009
ISBN-13 : 9781846312090
Hardcover : 249 Pages


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"This translation, with commentary and introduction, brings together three important, if generally neglected, works that cast great light on politics and ideology in early Byzantium. Agapetus wrote, c. 527-30 CE, from a position sympathetic to the emperor Justinian, when he had still to consolidate his authority. He sets out what an emperor must do to acquire legitimacy, in terms of government as the imitation of God. The Dialogue, written anonymously towards the end of the same reign, comprises fragments from Books 4-5 of a philosophically sophisticated (and now lost) longer work, setting out requirements for the ideal polity, based on a similar concept of imperial rule, with extensive comment on matters of current political salience but from an implicitly hostile standpoint. Not only does the text reflect the nature of Neoplatonic political philosophy but it also delves into the inner realities of the time, and the political problems of Constantinople during the first half of the sixth century. The third text was written by Paul the Silentiary to mark the re-dedication of the Great Church Hagia Sophia, built thirty years earlier under Justinian's orders." --Book Jacket.

Vanishing Voices by Daniel Nettle


Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
Editor : Oxford University Press
Release : 2000-07-27
ISBN-13 : 0198031181
Hardcover : 256 Pages


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Few people know that nearly one hundred native languages once spoken in what is now California are near extinction, or that most of Australia's 250 aboriginal languages have vanished. In fact, at least half of the world's languages may die out in the next century. Daniel Nettle and Suzanne Romaine assert that this trend is far more than simply disturbing. Making explicit the link between language survival and environmental issues, they argue that the extinction of languages is part of the larger picture of near-total collapse of the worldwide ecosystem. Indeed, the authors contend that the struggle to preserve precious environmental resources-such as the rainforest-cannot be separated from the struggle to maintain diverse cultures, and that the causes of language death, like that of ecological destruction, lie at the intersection of ecology and politics. In addition to defending the world's endangered languages, the authors also pay homage to the last speakers of dying tongues, such as Red Thundercloud, a Native American in South Carolina; Ned Mandrell, with whom the Manx language passed away in 1974; and Arthur Bennett, an Australian who was the last person to know more than a few words of Mbabaram. In our languages lies the accumulated knowledge of humanity. Indeed, each language is a unique window on experience. Vanishing Voices is a call to preserve this resource, before it is too late.

Our Masters Voices by Max Atkinson


Genre : Political Science
Editor : Psychology Press
Release : 1984
ISBN-13 : 0415018757
Hardcover : 203 Pages


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"'Max Atkinson presents a neat blend of applied political psychology and communications theory that is bound to be read closely in the corridors of power. His study of the art of effective political persuasion will revolutionize -- for the better -- political communications in Britain.' - "Robert Worcester. Chairman, MORI (Market and Opinion Research International Ltd)"--Publisher description.

Voices Of Revolution 1917 by Mark D. Steinberg


Genre : History
Editor : Yale University Press
Release : 2001
ISBN-13 : 9780300090161
Hardcover : 404 Pages


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With precision and sensitivity, the human story of what the Russian revolution meant to ordinary people is told through the experiences, thoughts, and feelings of the people as expressed in their own words.

Voices In The Dark by J. P. Telotte


Genre : Performing Arts
Editor : University of Illinois Press
Release : 1989
ISBN-13 : 0252060563
Hardcover : 248 Pages


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The American film noir, the popular genre that focused on urban crime and corruption in the 1940s and 1950s, exhibits the greatest amount of narrative experimentation in the modern American cinema. Spurred by postwar disillusionment, cold war anxieties, and changing social circumstances, these films revealed the dark side of American life and, in doing so, created unique narrative structures in order to speak of that darkness. J.P. Telotte's in-depth discussion of classic films noir--including The Lady from Shanghai, The Lady in the Lake, Dark Passage, Double Indemnity, Kiss Me Deadly, and Murder, My Sweet--draws on the work of Michel Foucault to examine four dominant noir narrative strategies.

Unsung Voices by Carolyn Abbate


Genre : Music
Editor : Princeton University Press
Release : 1996
ISBN-13 : 0691026084
Hardcover : 288 Pages


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Who "speaks" to us in The Sorcerer's Apprentice, in Wagner's operas, in a Mahler symphony? In asking this question, Carolyn Abbate opens nineteenth-century operas and instrumental works to new interpretations as she explores the voices projected by music. The nineteenth-century metaphor of music that "sings" is thus reanimated in a new context, and Abbate proposes interpretive strategies that "de-center" music criticism, that seek the polyphony and dialogism of music, and that celebrate musical gestures often marginalized by conventional music analysis.Who "speaks" to us in The Sorcerer's Apprentice, in Wagner's operas, in a Mahler symphony? In asking this question, Carolyn Abbate opens nineteenth-century operas and instrumental works to new interpretations as she explores the voices projected by music. The nineteenth-century metaphor of music that "sings" is thus reanimated in a new context, and Abbate proposes interpretive strategies that "de-center" music criticism, that seek the polyphony and dialogism of music, and that celebrate musical gestures often marginalized by conventional music analysis.

Embodied Voices by Leslie C. Dunn


Genre : Music
Editor : Cambridge University Press
Release : 1996-12-05
ISBN-13 : 052158583X
Hardcover : 254 Pages


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Explores cultural manifestations of female vocality in the light of theories of subjectivity, the body, and sexual difference.

Voices by Richard Lortz


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Editor : Baker's Plays
Release : 2010-12
ISBN-13 : 0874404576
Hardcover : 30 Pages


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Drama Characters: 2 male, 3 female. One Set This play was produced professionally in New York and London, as well as on television. A young couple arrive at an old house just before a snowstorm isolates them. Since her child's death, the wife has been in a sanitarium and the guilt and tensions of the young couple's tragic loss have all but destroyed their relationship. They try to rebuild their mutual trust, but the wife hears voices and she and the audience see the pale figure of