Uneasy Alliances Book

Uneasy Alliances


  • Author : C.J. Cherryh
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2022-07-12
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781504075367

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The struggle to rebuild Sanctuary continues in the eleventh entry in this shared-world fantasy series. The storms of war have passed Sanctuary by, and ordinary folk are confident the worst is behind them. Citizens work to restore their lives as the reconstruction brings new life to the city in more ways than one. However, it’s not sunny skies for everyone. Some residents are opting to settle old debts by the sword, and others are still vanishing off the streets. Meanwhile, Shupansea, ruler of the Beysib, is troubled by bloody nightmares, wondering what they could mean . . . Dive into the action-packed shared world of sword and sorcery, featuring stories by some of fantasy’s best authors, including Lynn Abbey, Robert Lynn Asprin, C. J. Cherryh, Jon DeCles, Chris Morris, C. S. Williams, Robin W. Bailey, and Diana L. Paxson. “It’s a collection to be raced through, to see what will happen. And it’s a collection to drag one’s feet through, lest the end come too soon.” —Fantasy-Faction

Uneasy Alliances Book

Uneasy Alliances


  • Author : Paul Frymer
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2010-08-16
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN 10 : 9781400836413

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Uneasy Alliances is a powerful challenge to how we think about the relationship between race, political parties, and American democracy. While scholars frequently claim that the need to win elections makes government officials responsive to any and all voters, Paul Frymer shows that not all groups are treated equally; politicians spend most of their time and resources on white swing voters--to the detriment of the African American community. As both parties try to attract white swing voters by distancing themselves from blacks, black voters are often ignored and left with unappealing alternatives. African Americans are thus the leading example of a "captured minority." Frymer argues that our two-party system bears much of the blame for this state of affairs. Often overlooked in current discussions of racial politics, the party system represents a genuine form of institutional racism. Frymer shows that this is no accident, for the party system was set up in part to keep African American concerns off the political agenda. Today, the party system continues to restrict the political opportunities of African American voters, as was shown most recently when Bill Clinton took pains to distance himself from African Americans in order to capture conservative votes and win the presidency. Frymer compares the position of black voters with other social groups--gays and lesbians and the Christian right, for example--who have recently found themselves similarly "captured." Rigorously argued and researched, Uneasy Alliances is a powerful challenge to how we think about the relationship between black voters, political parties, and American democracy. In a new afterword, Frymer examines the impact of Barack Obama's election on the delicate relationship between race and party politics in America.

Uneasy Alliances Book

Uneasy Alliances


  • Author : Charlotte Anne Voight
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 644
  • ISBN 10 : MINN:31951P00731018O

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Uneasy Alliances Book

Uneasy Alliances


  • Author : David Cook
  • Publisher : TSR
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 88
  • ISBN 10 : 078690870X

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Uneasy Alliances Book

Uneasy Alliances


  • Author : Robert Asprin
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1988
  • Genre: Fantasy fiction, American
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:270863427

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Uncovering Lives Book

Uncovering Lives


  • Author : Alan C. Elms
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 1997-05-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 0195354338

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Psychobiography is often attacked by critics who feel that it trivializes complex adult personalities, "explaining the large deeds of great individuals," as George Will wrote, "by some slight the individual suffered at a tender age--say, 7, when his mother took away a lollipop." Worse yet, some writers have clearly abused psychobiography--for instance, to grind axes from the right (Nancy Clinch on the Kennedy family) or from the left (Fawn Brodie on Richard Nixon)--and others have offered woefully inept diagnoses (such as Albert Goldman's portrait of Elvis Presley as a "split personality" and a "delusional paranoid"). And yet, as Alan Elms argues in Uncovering Lives, in the hands of a skilled practitioner, psychobiography can rival the very best traditional biography in the insights it offers. Elms makes a strong case for the value of psychobiography, arguing in large part from example. Indeed, most of the book features Elms's own fascinating case studies of over a dozen prominent figures, among them Sigmund Freud (the father of psychobiography), B.F. Skinner, Isaac Asimov, L. Frank Baum, Vladimir Nabokov, Jimmy Carter, George Bush, Saddam Hussein, and Henry Kissinger. These profiles make intriguing reading. For example, Elms discusses the fiction of Isaac Asimov in light of the latter's acrophobia (fear of heights) and mild agoraphobia (fear of open spaces)--and Elms includes excerpts from a series of letters between himself and Asimov. He reveals an unintended subtext of The Wizard of Oz--that males are weak, females are strong (think of Scarecrow, Tin Man, the Lion, and the Wizard, versus the good and bad witches and Dorothy herself)--and traces this in part to Baum's childhood heart disease, which kept him from strenuous activity, and to his relationship with his mother-in-law, Matilda Joslyn Gage, a distinguished advocate of women's rights. And in a fascinating chapter, he examines the abused childhood of Saddam Hussein, the privileged childhood of George Bush,

Political Culture  Political Science  and Identity Politics Book

Political Culture Political Science and Identity Politics


  • Author : Howard J. Wiarda
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-04-08
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 214
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317078852

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Political Culture (defined as the values, beliefs, and behavioral patterns underlying the political system) has long had an uneasy relationship with political science. Identity politics is the latest incarnation of this conflict. Everyone agrees that culture and identity are important, specifically political culture, is important in understanding other countries and global regions, but no one agrees how much or how precisely to measure it. In this important book, well known Comparativist, Howard J. Wiarda, traces the long and controversial history of culture studies, and the relations of political culture and identity politics to political science. Under attack from structuralists, institutionalists, Marxists, and dependency writers, Wiarda examines and assesses the reasons for these attacks and why political culture went into decline only to have a new and transcendent renaissance and revival in the writings of Inglehart, Fukuyama, Putnam, Huntington and many others. Today, political culture, now updated to include identity politics, stands as one of these great explanatory paradigms in political science, the others being structuralism and institutionalism. Rather than seeing them as diametrically exposed, Howard Wiarda shows how they may be made complementary and woven together in more complex, multicausal explanations. This book is brief, highly readable, provocative and certain to stimulate discussion. It will be of interest to general readers and as a text in courses in international relations, comparative politics, foreign policy, and Third World studies.

The Uneasy Alliance Book

The Uneasy Alliance


  • Author : Kim B. Clark
  • Publisher : Harvard Business Review Press
  • Release Date : 1985
  • Genre: Industrial efficiency
  • Pages : 485
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105037939332

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Democracy and Custom in S  moa Book
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Democracy and Custom in S moa


  • Author : Asofou Soʻo
  • Publisher : editorips@usp.ac.fj
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Customary law
  • Pages : 238
  • ISBN 10 : 9820203902

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Samoa became an independent state on 1 January 1962. In moving toward independence, Samoans made it clear that they wanted a political structure that reflected custom and tradition as well as democracy. The post-independence period demonstrated the practical difficulty of reconciling the two. The author examined the co-existence of the two systems of governance. He concludes that, while there has been signficant progress towards democracy (with positive and negative impacts for indigenous institutions, values and practices), it has been restricted by the persistence of customary ideals. The mixing of tradition and democracy is seen as a phase in the process of continuous social and political change, in which practices and values that no longer fit current circumstances are discarded for more relevant and appropriate ones.

Kennedy and Roosevelt Book
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Kennedy and Roosevelt


  • Author : Michael Beschloss
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2016-08-16
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 318
  • ISBN 10 : 9781504039352

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The revealing story of Franklin Roosevelt, Joe Kennedy, and a political alliance that changed history, from a New York Times–bestselling author. When Franklin Roosevelt ran for president in 1932, he gained the support of Joseph Kennedy, a little-known businessman with Wall Street connections. Instrumental in Roosevelt’s victory, their partnership began a longstanding alliance between two of America’s most ambitious power brokers. Kennedy worked closely with FDR as the first chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, and later as ambassador to Great Britain. But at the outbreak of World War II, sensing a threat to his family and fortune, Kennedy lobbied against American intervention—putting him in direct conflict with Roosevelt’s intentions. Though he retreated from the spotlight to focus on the political careers of his sons, Kennedy’s relationship with Roosevelt would eventually come full circle in 1960, when Franklin Roosevelt Jr. campaigned for John F. Kennedy’s presidential win. With unprecedented access to Kennedy’s private diaries as well as firsthand interviews with Roosevelt’s family and White House aides, New York Times–bestselling author Michael Beschloss—called “the nation’s leading presidential historian” by Newsweek—presents an insightful study in contrasts. Roosevelt, the scion of a political dynasty, had a genius for the machinery of government; Kennedy, who built his own fortune, was a political outsider determined to build a dynasty of his own. From the author of The Conquerors and Presidential Courage, this is a “fascinating account of the complex, ambiguous relationship of two shrewd, ruthless, power-hungry men” (The New York Times Book Review).

The Politics of Female Alliance in Early Modern England Book

The Politics of Female Alliance in Early Modern England


  • Author : Christina Luckyj
  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Release Date : 2017-12
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781496201997

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Introduction -- The politics of women's "domestic" alliances. Distaff power: plebeian female alliances in early modern England / Bernard Capp -- Between women: slanderous speech and neighborly bonds in Henry Porter's The two angry women of Abington / Ronda Arab -- The political role of the gossip in Swetnam the woman-hater, arraigned by women / Megan Inbody -- Virtual and actual female alliance in The maid's tragedy and The tamer tamed / Niamh J. O'Leary -- Failed alliances and miserable marriages in Katherine Philips's letters / Elizabeth Hodgson -- Women's alliances and the politics of the court. Performing patronage, crafting alliances: ladies' lotteries in English pageantry / Elizabeth Zeman Kolkovich -- Tyrants, love, and ladies' eyes: the politics of female-boy alliance on the Jacobean stage Roberta Barker -- Her advocate to the loudest: Arbella Stuart and female courtly alliance in The winter's tale / Alicia Tomasian -- Not sparing kings: Aemilia Lanyer and the religious politics of female alliance / Christina Luckyj -- The politics of female kinship. Shakespeare revises Juliet, the nurse, and Lady Capulet in Romeo and Juliet / Steven Urkowitz -- Crossing generations: female alliances and dynastic power in Anne Clifford's great books of record / Jessica l. Malay -- Exilic inspiration and the captive life: the literary/political alliances of the Cavendish sisters / Jennifer Higginbotham -- Afterword / Susan Frye and Karen Robertson

Uneasy Alliance Book
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Uneasy Alliance


  • Author : Jayne Ann Krentz
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2003-07-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 309
  • ISBN 10 : 0786251670

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A New York Times Bestselling Author Life has taught Abby Lyndon the value of independence -- and the price of that lesson was high, leaving her wary and determined to control her own life. Torr Latimer is equally determined to make Abby his own. When a nightmare from her past resurfaces, Abby has little choice but to accept Torr's help. But is he offering her shelter or trying to possess her?

Uneasy Alliance Book

Uneasy Alliance


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release Date : 2004-01-01
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9789401201162

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Uneasy Alliance illuminates the recent search in literary studies for a new interface between textual and contextual readings. Written in tribute to G.A.M. Janssens, the twenty-one essays in the volume exemplify a renewed awareness of the paradoxical nature of literary texts both as works of literary art and as documents embedded in and functioning within a writer’s life and culture. Together they offer fresh and often interdisciplinary perspectives on twentieth-century American writers of more or less established status (Henry James, Edna St. Vincent Millay, E.E. Cummings, Vladimir Nabokov, Flannery O’Connor, Saul Bellow, Michael Ondaatje, Toni Morrison and Sandra Cisneros) as well as on those who, for reasons of fashion, politics, ideology, or gender, have been unduly neglected (Booth Tarkington, Julia Peterkin, Robert Coates, Martha Gellhorn, Isabella Gardner, Karl Shapiro, the young Jewish-American writers, Julia Alvarez, and writers of popular crime and detective fiction). Exploring the fruitful interactions and uneasy alliance between literature and ethics, film, biography, gender studies, popular culture, avant-garde art, urban studies, anthropology and multicultural studies, together these essays testify to the ongoing pertinence of an approach to literature that is undogmatic, sensitive and sophisticated and that seeks to do justice to the complex interweavings of literature, culture and biography in twentieth-century American writing.

International Handbook of Internet Research Book
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International Handbook of Internet Research


  • Author : Jeremy Hunsinger
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2010-06-17
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 622
  • ISBN 10 : 9781402097898

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Internet research spans many disciplines. From the computer or information s- ences, through engineering, and to social sciences, humanities and the arts, almost all of our disciplines have made contributions to internet research, whether in the effort to understand the effect of the internet on their area of study, or to investigate the social and political changes related to the internet, or to design and develop so- ware and hardware for the network. The possibility and extent of contributions of internet research vary across disciplines, as do the purposes, methods, and outcomes. Even the epistemological underpinnings differ widely. The internet, then, does not have a discipline of study for itself: It is a ?eld for research (Baym, 2005), an open environment that simultaneously supports many approaches and techniques not otherwise commensurable with each other. There are, of course, some inhibitions that limit explorations in this ?eld: research ethics, disciplinary conventions, local and national norms, customs, laws, borders, and so on. Yet these limits on the int- net as a ?eld for research have not prevented the rapid expansion and exploration of the internet. After nearly two decades of research and scholarship, the limits are a positive contribution, providing bases for discussion and interrogation of the contexts of our research, making internet research better for all. These ‘limits,’ challenges that constrain the theoretically limitless space for internet research, create boundaries that give de?nition to the ?eld and provide us with a particular topography that enables research and investigation.

Uneasy Alliance Book

Uneasy Alliance


  • Author : Mikhail Alexandrov
  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 327
  • ISBN 10 : 0313309655

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Provides unorthodox interpretations and introduces new concepts in analysis of contemporary relations on Russian-Kazakh relations.