Dismantling the East West Dichotomy Book

Dismantling the East West Dichotomy


  • Author : Joy Hendry
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2006-09-27
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134152919

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Dismantling the East West Dichotomy Excerpt :

It has been customary in the appraisal of the different approaches to the study of Japan anthropology to invoke an East-West dichotomy positing hegemonic ‘Western’ systems of thought against a more authentic ‘Eastern’ alternative. Top scholars in the field of Japan anthropology examine, challenge and attempt to move beyond the notion of an East-West divide in the study of Japan anthropology. They discuss specific fieldwork and ethnographic issues, the place of the person within the context of the dichotomy, and regional perspectives on the issue. Articulating the influence of the East-West divide in other disciplines, including museum studies, religion, business and social ecology, the book attempts to look towards a new anthropology that transcends the limitations of a simplistic East-West opposition, taking into account the wealth of regional and global perspectives that are exhibited by contemporary scholarship on Japan anthropology. In concluding if the progress achieved in anthropological work on Japan can provide a model for good practice beyond this regional specialization, this timely and important book provides a valuable examination of the current state of the academic study of Japan anthropology.

The Plot to Destroy Democracy Book
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

The Plot to Destroy Democracy


  • Author : Malcolm Nance
  • Publisher : Hachette Books
  • Release Date : 2018-06-26
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316484855

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The Plot to Destroy Democracy Excerpt :

A provocative, comprehensive analysis of Vladimir Putin and Russia's master plan to destroy democracy in the age of Donald Trump. In the greatest intelligence operation in the history of the world, Donald Trump was made President of the United States with the assistance of a foreign power. For the first time, The Plot to Destroy Democracy reveals the dramatic story of how blackmail, espionage, assassination, and psychological warfare were used by Vladimir Putin and his spy agencies to steal the 2016 U.S. election -- and attempted to bring about the fall of NATO, the European Union, and western democracy. It will show how Russia and its fifth column allies tried to flip the cornerstones of democracy in order to re-engineer the world political order that has kept most of the world free since 1945. Career U.S. Intelligence officer Malcolm Nance will examine how Russia has used cyber warfare, political propaganda, and manipulation of our perception of reality -- and will do so again -- to weaponize American news, traditional media, social media, and the workings of the internet to attack and break apart democratic institutions from within, and what we can expect to come should we fail to stop their next attack. Nance has utilized top secret Russian-sourced political and hybrid warfare strategy documents to demonstrate the master plan to undermine American institutions that has been in effect from the Cold War to the present day. Based on original research and countless interviews with espionage experts, Nance examines how Putin's recent hacking accomplished a crucial first step for destabilizing the West for Russia, and why Putin is just the man to do it. Nance exposes how Russia has supported the campaigns of right-wing extremists throughout both the U.S. and Europe to leverage an axis of autocracy, and how Putin's agencies have worked since 2010 to bring fringe candidate Donald Trump into elections. Revelatory, insightful, and shocking, The Plot To Destroy Democracy p

Dismantling Global White Privilege Book
Score: 5
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Dismantling Global White Privilege


  • Author : Chandran Nair
  • Publisher : Berrett-Koehler Publishers
  • Release Date : 2022-01-04
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN 10 : 9781523000029

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White privilege damages and distorts societies around the world, not just in the United States. This book exposes its pervasive global reach and creates a new space for discourse on worldwide racial equality. As Chandran Nair shows in this uncompromising new book, a belief in the innate superiority of White people and Western culture, once the driving force behind imperialism, is now woven into the very fabric of globalization. It is so insidious that, as Nair points out, even many non-White people have internalized it, judging themselves by an alien standard. It has no rival in terms of longevity, global reach, harm done, and continuing subversion of other cultures and societies. Nair takes a comprehensive look at the destructive influence of global White privilege. He examines its impact on geopolitics, the reframing of world history, and international business practices. In the soft-power spheres of White privilege—entertainment, the news media, sports, and fashion—he offers example after example of how White cultural products remain the aspirational standard. Even environmentalism has been corrupted, dominated by a White savior mentality whereby technologies and practices built in the West will save the supposedly underdeveloped, poorly governed, and polluted non-Western world. For all these areas, Nair gives specific suggestions for breaking the power of White privilege. It must be dismantled—not just because it is an injustice but also because we will be creating a post-Western world that has less conflict, is more united, and is better able to respond to the existential challenges facing all of us.

Dismantling the West Book

Dismantling the West


  • Author : Janusz Bugajski
  • Publisher : Potomac Books, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 456
  • ISBN 10 : 9781597976398

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Dismantling the West Excerpt :

Explores the evidence for Russia's long-term imperialist ambitions toward the transatlantic alliance.

Dismantling Racism Book

Dismantling Racism


  • Author : Joseph R. Barndt
  • Publisher : Augsburg Books
  • Release Date : 1991-01-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 198
  • ISBN 10 : 0806625767

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An analysis of racism today and the thoughts on how we can work to bring it to an end.

The Decline of the West Book
Score: 4.5
From 6 Ratings

The Decline of the West


  • Author : Oswald Spengler
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 1991
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 500
  • ISBN 10 : 0195066340

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Spengler's work describes how we have entered into a centuries-long "world-historical" phase comparable to late antiquity, and his controversial ideas spark debate over the meaning of historiography.

Dismantling Democracy in Venezuela Book

Dismantling Democracy in Venezuela


  • Author : Allan R. Brewer-Carías
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2010-09-20
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781139492355

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Dismantling Democracy in Venezuela Excerpt :

This book examines the process of dismantling the democratic institutions and protections in Venezuela under the Hugo Chávez regime. The actions of the Chávez government have influenced similar processes and undemocratic manoeuvrings in Ecuador, Bolivia, and Honduras. Since the election of Hugo Chávez as president of Venezuela in 1998, a sinister form of nationalistic authoritarianism has arisen at the expense of long-established democratic standards. During the past decade, the 1999 Venezuelan Constitution has been systematically attacked by all branches of the Chávez government, particularly by the Supreme Tribunal of Justice, which has legitimized the Chávez-ordered constitutional violations. The Chávez regime has purposely defrauded the Constitution and severely restricted representative government, all in the name of a supposedly participatory democracy controlled by a popularly supported central government. This volume illustrates how an authoritarian, nondemocratic government has been established in Venezuela.

Dismantling Public Policy Book

Dismantling Public Policy


  • Author : Michael W. Bauer
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-12-13
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 247
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199656646

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Dismantling Public Policy Excerpt :

Dismantling does not even merit a mention in most public policy textbooks.

Dismantling the Empire Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

Dismantling the Empire


  • Author : Chalmers Johnson
  • Publisher : Metropolitan Books
  • Release Date : 2010-08-17
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 1429964049

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Dismantling the Empire Excerpt :

The author of the bestselling Blowback Trilogy reflects on America's waning power in a masterful collection of essays In his prophetic book Blowback, published before 9/11, Chalmers Johnson warned that our secret operations in Iraq and elsewhere around the globe would exact a price at home. Now, in a brilliant series of essays written over the last three years, Johnson measures that price and the resulting dangers America faces. Our reliance on Pentagon economics, a global empire of bases, and war without end is, he declares, nothing short of "a suicide option." Dismantling the Empire explores the subjects for which Johnson is now famous, from the origins of blowback to Barack Obama's Afghanistan conundrum, including our inept spies, our bad behavior in other countries, our ill-fought wars, and our capitulation to a military that has taken ever more control of the federal budget. There is, he proposes, only one way out: President Obama must begin to dismantle the empire before the Pentagon dismantles the American Dream. If we do not learn from the fates of past empires, he suggests, our decline and fall are foreordained. This is Johnson at his best: delivering both a warning and an urgent prescription for a remedy.

Dismantling the Welfare State  Book

Dismantling the Welfare State


  • Author : Paul Pierson
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 1995-09-29
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781316583531

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Dismantling the Welfare State Excerpt :

This book offers a careful examination of the politics of social policy in an era of austerity and conservative governance. Focusing on the administrations of Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher, Pierson provides a compelling explanation for the welfare state's durability and for the few occasions where each government was able to achieve significant cutbacks. The programmes of the modern welfare state - the 'policy legacies' of previous governments - generally proved resistant to reform. Hemmed in by the political supports that have developed around mature social programmes, conservative opponents of the welfare state were successful only when they were able to divide the supporters of social programmes, compensate those negatively affected, or hide what they were doing from potential critics. The book will appeal to those interested in the politics of neo-conservatism as well as those concerned about the development of the modern welfare state. It will attract readers in the fields of comparative politics, public policy, and political economy.

Dismantling the East West Dichotomy Book

Dismantling the East West Dichotomy


  • Author : Joy Hendry
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2006-09-27
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 265
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134152926

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Dismantling the East West Dichotomy Excerpt :

It has been customary in the appraisal of the different approaches to the study of Japan anthropology to invoke an East-West dichotomy positing hegemonic ‘Western’ systems of thought against a more authentic ‘Eastern’ alternative. Top scholars in the field of Japan anthropology examine, challenge and attempt to move beyond the notion of an East-West divide in the study of Japan anthropology. They discuss specific fieldwork and ethnographic issues, the place of the person within the context of the dichotomy, and regional perspectives on the issue. Articulating the influence of the East-West divide in other disciplines, including museum studies, religion, business and social ecology, the book attempts to look towards a new anthropology that transcends the limitations of a simplistic East-West opposition, taking into account the wealth of regional and global perspectives that are exhibited by contemporary scholarship on Japan anthropology. In concluding if the progress achieved in anthropological work on Japan can provide a model for good practice beyond this regional specialization, this timely and important book provides a valuable examination of the current state of the academic study of Japan anthropology.

The Secret Knowledge Book
Score: 3
From 4 Ratings

The Secret Knowledge


  • Author : David Mamet
  • Publisher : Sentinel
  • Release Date : 2012-08-28
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN 10 : 9781595230973

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The Secret Knowledge Excerpt :

Addresses key political issues from religion and political correctness to taxes and global warming while denouncing current administrative agendas and explaining why he has abandoned his liberal views.

A Cool Million Book
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

A Cool Million


  • Author : Nathanael West
  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • Release Date : 2019-03-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 139
  • ISBN 10 : 9780735253711

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A great American satirist, Nathanael West laughs in the face of the Horatio Alger myth. Like many an Alger, Lemuel Pitkin leaves his home on the farm to seek his fortune in the Big City. By the time he is through, he has been robbed, jailed, has lost his teeth, his eye, a leg, his scalp, and has witnessed a remarkable number of assults and political riots. In A Cool Million, West etches a classic parable of America in the chaotic Thirties. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

Dismantling the Big Bang Book
Score: 5
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Dismantling the Big Bang


  • Author : Dr. John Hartnett
  • Publisher : New Leaf Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 2005-07-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781614582175

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Why did Ptolemy's theory cause problems for the church? What is the big secret concerning the "?Age" of the earth? Why do many scientists reject the use of design in explaining origins? The seemingly absurd idea that all matter, energy, space, and time once exploded from a point of extreme density has captured the imagination of scientists and laypersons for decades. The big bang has provided a central teaching for the eons of time of "cosmic evolution", undermining the history and cosmology of the Bible. It is a theory that fails, even violating the very physical laws on which it is purportedly based. In this easy-to-read format, authors Alex Williams and John Hartnett explode this naturalistic explanation for the universe, and show that the biblical model provides a far better explanation of our origins. This fully indexed, illustrated analysis of the big bang theory is an invaluable help in understanding and countering a world view that is as chaotic and destructive as its name implies.

Governing Europe Book

Governing Europe


  • Author : Jack Hayward
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release Date : 2003-03-20
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 516
  • ISBN 10 : 9780191530487

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Governing Europe is intended to be the leading advanced survey of politics in Western Europe. It examines in detail all aspects of political life in Western Europe, from public protest to core executives, social policy to Europe's place in the world. It brings together a world-class team of leading scholars from the United Kingdom, continental Europe and North America. The contributions provide not only a sophisticated introduction to the various issues covered, but also a detailed discussion of the major theoretical and empirical debates and developments in the field. The book therefore provides both a comprehensive overview and a series of original contributions to scholarly debate. The focus is on European core executives, public administration, parties and organised interests, democracy and popular participation, public policy and the changing European state. It wil be essential reading to scholars and students alike. The volume is intended as a tribute to the late Vincent Wright of Nuffield College, Oxford University.