Biographies in the Global South Book

Biographies in the Global South


  • Author : Artur Bogner
  • Publisher : Campus Verlag
  • Release Date : 2017-08-17
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN 10 : 9783593507835

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Research into biography has historically focused almost wholly on the lives of people in the wealthier nations of the Global North. This book corrects that with a focus on the biographical histories of people--seen as part of larger groups or collectives, whether religious or political--from the Global South, with a particular focus on Africa and the Middle East. Taking the perspective of biographical research and figurational sociology, the essays gathered here break new ground in the study of biography.

Biographical Research Book

Biographical Research


  • Author : Ana Caetano
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2022-03-31
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 230
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000564792

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Studying people’s lives requires acknowledging the multiple entanglements between individual singularity and processes of social patterning. This book testifies how challenging and creative the study of these connections can be. It gathers international contributions that show, in imaginative ways, how a person’s life or specific domains of existence can be observed, tackled, and analysed across time. This volume reveals the potential of biographical research in the production of social theory, in the development of methodological innovation, in giving voice and protagonism to people, and in the understanding of the social unfolding of their lives. It is a testimony of a vibrant and youthful field, with a long tradition in social sciences, and with numerous connections with other study areas, namely the life course approach. The different chapters illustrate how the challenges posed by this type of research focused on the individual level of analysis are particular and what creative responses are required to continue analysing the link between biography and society. The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of the journal Contemporary Social Science.

International Environmental Law and the Global South Book
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International Environmental Law and the Global South


  • Author : Shawkat Alam
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2015-08-20
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 656
  • ISBN 10 : 9781107055698

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Situating the global poverty divide as an outgrowth of European imperialism, this book investigates current global divisions on environmental policy.

The Women   s International Democratic Federation  the Global South and the Cold War Book

The Women s International Democratic Federation the Global South and the Cold War


  • Author : Yulia Gradskova
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-12-29
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 222
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000294941

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This book examines the role of the Women's International Defense Federation (WIDF) in transnational women’s activism in the context of the Cold War, and in connection to the rights of women from Asia, Africa and Latin America. Combining a global history and postcolonial theory approach, this monograph shines light on an underrepresented organisation and its important role in the Cold War, Twentieth Century women's rights and Soviet history. Questioning whether the organization acted for women’s causes or whether it was merely a Cold War political instrument, the book analyzes and problematizes the place that the WIDF had in the politics of the Soviet Union, examining the ideology and politics of the WIDF and state socialist propaganda regarding women's equality and rights. Using Soviet archival documents of the organizations, the book offers a new perspective on the complexities of the development of global women’s rights movement divided by the Cold War confrontations. This is an important study suitable for students and researchers in Women's and Gender History, Eastern European History and Gender Studies.

Global South Scholars in the Western Academy Book

Global South Scholars in the Western Academy


  • Author : Staci B. Martin
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-11-12
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000479249

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By foregrounding the voices and experiences of scholars from the Global South who have migrated to institutions in the Global North, this volume theorizes the "third space" as a unique, rich, and generative position in the Western academy. Global South Scholars in the Western Academy engages a range of critical methodologies to explore the challenges that Global South scholars have faced in establishing themselves in academic settings in the Global North. The text identifies the unique position that scholars have come to adopt "in-between" North and South and theorizes this positionality as a "third space", which is carved out by academics negotiating personal, professional, and cultural belonging. This liminal subject position, enriched by experiences of migration, racialization, poverty, and difference, is shown to drive knowledge-production and justice-orientated approaches in the academy. This book provides a new and overdue perspective on the experiences and contributions of Global South scholars in the academy. It will be of interest to academics, researchers, and scholars with an interest in critical theory, indigenous and multicultural education, the sociology of education, and higher education.

Hope Is of a Different Color Book

Hope Is of a Different Color


  • Author : Magda Lipska
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021-12-30
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 330
  • ISBN 10 : 8364177877

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The history of film students from the Global South who studied in Poland during the Cold War. As Poland's second-largest city, Lódź was a hub for international students who studied in Poland from the mid-1960s to 1989. The Lódź Film School, a member of CILECT since 1955, was a favored destination, with students from Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East accounting for one-third of its international student body. Despite the school's international reputation, the experience of its filmmakers from the Global South is little known beyond Poland. Hope Is of a Different Color addresses the history of student exchanges between the Global South and the Polish People's Republic during the Cold War. It sheds light on the experiences and careers of a generation of young filmmakers at Lódź, many of whom went on to achieve success as artists in their home countries, and provides insight into emerging areas of research and race relations in Central and Eastern Europe. The essays reflect on these issues from multiple perspectives, considering sociology, political science, art, and film history. The book also features previously unpublished photographs and film stills from private archives along with visual and written material collected at the Lódź Film School.

Biographies in the Global South Book

Biographies in the Global South


  • Author : Gabriele Rosenthal
  • Publisher : Campus Verlag
  • Release Date : 2017-08-17
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN 10 : 9783593437170

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Biographies in the Global South Excerpt :

Lange hat sich die soziologische Biografieforschung ganz überwiegend auf Menschen konzentriert, die im "globalen Norden" leben. Dieser Band ist ein Beitrag zu den jüngeren Bemühungen, diese viel zu enge Perspektive aufzuheben. Er zielt auf die Lebensgeschichten und Lebensverläufe von Menschen aus Afrika und dem Nahen Osten. Dabei stehen die biografischen und sozio-geschichtlichen Verflechtungen mit anderen Menschen und anderen gesellschaftlichen Gruppierungen im Mittelpunkt.

Handbook of Autobiography   Autofiction Book

Handbook of Autobiography Autofiction


  • Author : Martina Wagner-Egelhaaf
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Release Date : 2019-01-29
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 2220
  • ISBN 10 : 9783110279818

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Autobiographical writings have been a major cultural genre from antiquity to the present time. General questions of the literary as, e.g., the relation between literature and reality, truth and fiction, the dependency of author, narrator, and figure, or issues of individual and cultural styles etc., can be studied preeminently in the autobiographical genre. Yet, the tradition of life-writing has, in the course of literary history, developed manifold types and forms. Especially in the globalized age, where the media and other technological / cultural factors contribute to a rapid transformation of lifestyles, autobiographical writing has maintained, even enhanced, its popularity and importance. By conceiving autobiography in a wide sense that includes memoirs, diaries, self-portraits and autofiction as well as media transformations of the genre, this three-volume handbook offers a comprehensive survey of theoretical approaches, systematic aspects, and historical developments in an international and interdisciplinary perspective. While autobiography is usually considered to be a European tradition, special emphasis is placed on the modes of self-representation in non-Western cultures and on inter- and transcultural perspectives of the genre. The individual contributions are closely interconnected by a system of cross-references. The handbook addresses scholars of cultural and literary studies, students as well as non-academic readers.

Israeli and Palestinian Collective Narratives in Conflict Book

Israeli and Palestinian Collective Narratives in Conflict


  • Author : Adi Mana
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-09-16
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 411
  • ISBN 10 : 9781527559622

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Examining the “social laboratory” of the Israeli and Palestinian societies to better understand social conflicts and the construction of diverse and conflicting collective narratives, this book gives readers a window into Professor Shifra Sagy’s unique approach to intergroup conflicts and peace education. With a focus on both theory and practice, it describes the model of perceptions of collective narratives that she developed with her colleagues. The contributions here offer insight into the intergroup conflicts between Israelis and Palestinians, Palestinian Muslims and Christians, Jewish ‘National Religious’ and people of ultra-Orthodox faith, and Palestinians living in Israel and those living in the West Bank. Perceptions of collective narratives help crystallize social identity, a sense of community and national coherence, and a culture of conflict. Often this creates obstacles to peace and conflict resolution. This book instead looks at how we can use these constructions to promote reconciliation.

Civilisations  Civilising Processes and Modernity   a Debate Book

Civilisations Civilising Processes and Modernity a Debate


  • Author : Artur Bogner
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2022
  • Genre: Civilization
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030803797

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Civilisations Civilising Processes and Modernity a Debate Excerpt :

In 1984, the celebrated sociologist and historian Norbert Elias convened a major conference on Civilisations and civilising processes at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research (University of Bielefeld). Participants included the most distinguished and influential scholars in historical sociology and world history. This book will make available, for the first time in one place, the papers presented by the speakers and, even more interestingly, the transcripts of discussions at the symposium. This conference brought together eminent and internationally reputed scholars of macro-history and historical sociology including Johann P. Arnason, Elias, Hans-Dieter Evers, Johan Goudsblom, Keith Hopkins, William H. McNeill, and Immanuel Wallerstein. This highly informative encounter between various leading scholars of humanitys global social history has never before been published, although it was completely recorded on paper and in tape recordings. Its publication in one volume should be an important event for all students of the long-term structural transformations of humanity. Artur Bogner, Dr (Social Sciences), then secretary to Norbert Elias and Research Assistant at the Centre of Interdisciplinary Research at Bielefeld, was the principal organiser of the conference which is the subject of this book. In recent decades, as a researcher at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities and the University of Bayreuth, he has conducted field research and published on topics related to armed conflicts and peacebuilding in sub-Saharan Africa. Stephen Mennell is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at University College Dublin, Ireland. He served as General Editor of the Collected Works of Norbert Elias, published in eighteen volumes by UCD Press, and as a member of the board of the Norbert Elias foundation from 1997 to 2016. He is a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Royal Irish Academy and Academia Europaea, and a Fellow of the Royal His

The Politics of Biography in Africa Book

The Politics of Biography in Africa


  • Author : Anaïs Angelo
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-09-01
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000432688

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Bringing together historians, political scientists, and literary analysts, this volume shows how biographical narratives can shed light on alternative, little known or under-researched aspects of state power in African politics. Part 1 shows how biographical narratives breathe new life into subjects who, upon decolonization, had been reduced to silence - women, workers, and radical politicians. The contributors analyze the complex relationship between biographical narratives and power, questioning either the power of biographical codes peculiar to western, colonial origins, or the power to shape public memory. Part 2 reflects on the act of (auto-)biography writing as an exercise of power, one that blurs the lines between truth and invention. (Auto-)biographical narratives appear as politicized, ambiguous stories. Part 3 focuses on female leadership during and after colonization, exploring on how women gained, lost, or reinvented "power". Brought together, the contributions of this volume show that the function of biographical narratives should no longer oscillate between romanticized narratives and historical evidence; their varied formats all offer fruitful opportunities for a multidisciplinary dialogue. This book will be of interest to scholars from various disciplinary backgrounds working on the African postcolonial state, the decolonization process, women’s and gender studies, and biography writing.

Youth  Inequality and Social Change in the Global South Book

Youth Inequality and Social Change in the Global South


  • Author : Hernan Cuervo
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2019-02-25
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 268
  • ISBN 10 : 9789811337505

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This book gathers international and interdisciplinary work on youth studies from the Global South, exploring issues such as continuity and change in youth transitions from education to work; contemporary debates on the impact of mobility, marginalization and violence on young lives; how digital technologies shape youth experiences; and how different institutions, cultures and structures generate a diversity of experiences of what it means to be young. The book is divided into four broad thematic sections: (a) Education, work and social structure; (b) Identity and belonging; (c) Place, mobilities and marginalization; and (d) Power, social conflict and new forms of political participation of youth.

Urban Planning in the Global South Book

Urban Planning in the Global South


  • Author : Richard de Satgé
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-03-08
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 255
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319694962

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Urban Planning in the Global South Excerpt :

This book addresses the on-going crisis of informality in rapidly growing cities of the global South. The authors offer a Southern perspective on planning theory, explaining how the concept of conflicting rationalities complements and expands upon a theoretical tradition which still primarily speaks to global ‘Northern’ audiences. De Satgé and Watson posit that a significant change is needed in the makeup of urban planning theory and practice – requiring an understanding of the ‘conflict of rationalities’ between state planning and those struggling to survive in urban informal settlements – for social conditions to improve in the global South. Ethnography, as illustrated in the book’s case study – Langa, a township in Cape Town, South Africa – is used to arrive at this conclusion. The authors are thus able to demonstrate how power and conflict between the ambitions of state planners and shack-dwellers, attempting to survive in a resource-poor context, have permeated and shaped all state–society engagement in this planning process.

Walmart in the Global South Book

Walmart in the Global South


  • Author : Carolina Bank Muñoz
  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Release Date : 2018-05-02
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN 10 : 9781477315682

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Walmart in the Global South Excerpt :

As the largest private employer in the world, Walmart dominates media and academic debate about the global expansion of transnational retail corporations and the working conditions in retail operations and across the supply chain. Yet far from being a monolithic force conquering the world, Walmart must confront and adapt to diverse policies and practices pertaining to regulation, economy, history, union organization, preexisting labor cultures, and civil society in every country into which it enters. This transnational aspect of the Walmart story, including the diversity and flexibility of its strategies and practices outside the United States, is mostly unreported. Walmart in the Global South presents empirical case studies of Walmart’s labor practices and supply chain operations in a number of countries, including Chile, Brazil, Argentina, Nicaragua, Mexico, South Africa, and Thailand. It assesses the similarities and differences in Walmart’s acceptance into varying national contexts, which reveals when and how state regulation and politics have served to redirect company practice and to what effect. Regulatory context, state politics, trade unions, local cultures, and global labor solidarity emerge as vectors with very different force around the world. The volume’s contributors show how and why foreign workers have successfully, though not uniformly, driven changes in Walmart’s corporate culture. This makes Walmart in the Global South a practical guide for organizations that promote social justice and engage in worker struggles, including unions, worker centers, and other nonprofit entities.

Dictionary of African Biography Book
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Dictionary of African Biography


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2022-07-05
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9780195382075

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