Fighting Talk

Fighting Talk
Author: Bob Jones
Publsiher: Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2013-08-16
ISBN: 1775534391
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fighting Talk Book Excerpt:

From 'A Low Blow' to 'Went the Distance', a fascinating and lively examination of the regular use of terms from the boxing ring in our everyday language. Have you ever stopped to notice how often your local newspaper or favourite magazine uses the terms 'On the Ropes', 'The Gloves Are Off' and 'Knockout Punch'? How often TV newsreaders will say that a politician has "Thrown His hat in the Ring', is a 'Big Hitter', is 'Taking it on the Chin', is 'Down for the Count' or has the 'Killer Instinct'? Knight of the realm, leading businessman, colourful and controversial commentator, and boxing aficionado Sir Robert - Bob -Jones certainly has. Over a period of years he made careful note of how often terms cropped up and then retraced their etymological origins in boxing history. The result is a lively, entertaining, and thought-provoking miscellany of boxing terms that are now part of our everyday English language. Some have strayed far from their original meanings, others are more frequently in use now than at any other time. Jones asks why that might be, and his answers are, well, a knockout.

Fighting Talk

Fighting Talk
Author: Colin Murray,Johnny Vaughn
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2008-10-02
ISBN: 184456925X
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fighting Talk Book Excerpt:

The Sports Fact: the bedrock of any self-respecting fan, the trump card of the pub conversation. We cant quote Shakespeare or remember our loved ones birthdays - superfluous! - but we can list, in alphabetical order, the last three strikers for our teams to have a 20-goal season, together with the names of their wives, children, aunts, favourite TV shows, golf handicap...glory! And so it is that Fighting Talk, the Saturday morning bastion of world-class punditry, introduces five years of accrued knowledge, one liners, quips, and anecdote all gleaned from, or in the style of, the hugely popular show. Discover Sports Facts as pithy as what kind of chocolate bar Victoria Beckham was munching on as she gave birth to first son Brooklyn, or whether a World Cup victory have any effect on the victorious nations GDP, or even Also, be challenged by the divisive Defend the Indefensibles in which our crack team of writers support motions as scurrilous as the best thing about the Grand National is seeing a horse gets shot, or that its really true women really cant throw.

Fighting Talk

Fighting Talk
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1961
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Africa
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Militant Anti Fascism

Militant Anti Fascism
Author: M. Testa
Publsiher: AK Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2015-04-14
ISBN: 1849352038
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Militant Anti Fascism Book Excerpt:

Fascism is not a thing of the past. In this era of crisis and austerity, it is growing even stronger. The question is: How do we stop it? According to M. Testa, the fight against it must be aggressive and unrelenting. Using a mixture of orthodox history, eyewitness accounts, and unflinching analysis, he makes the case for a resolutely militant anti-fascism, one that gives no quarter and tolerates no excuses. Unlike other partisan accounts of contemporary battles against fascism and ultra-nationalism, Militant Anti-Fascism takes us from proto-fascists in nineteenth-century Austria to modern-day street-fights in London, providing a broad context for its arguments and looking at numerous countries over a longer period of time. The result is both a serious historical study and a story of victory and struggle, past and present, designed to inspire and energize militants. Lay aside, as M. Testa does, your faith in liberal, legislative, and state-approved approaches to today’s fascist threat. Start by reading this provocative and unapologetic overview of militant anti-fascism and the strategies that have successfully confronted the far right when it has reappeared in its many guises.

Talking Trojan

Talking Trojan
Author: Hilary Susan Mackie
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 197
Release: 1996
ISBN: 9780847682553
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Talking Trojan Book Excerpt:

In this penetrating new look at the use of language in the Iliad, Hilary Mackie examines the portrayal of the opposing forces in terms not only of nationality but of linguistics. The way the Greeks and the Trojans speak, Mackie argues, reflects their disparate cultural structures and their relative positions in the Trojan War. While Achaean speech is aggressive and public, intended to preserve social order, Trojan language is more reflective, private, and introspective. Mackie identifies the differences between Greek and Trojan language by analyzing poetic formulas, usually thought to indicate a similarity of language among Homeric characters, and conversations, which are seen here to be of equal importance to the numerous speeches throughout the Iliad. Mackie concludes with analyses of the two great heroes of the Iliad, Hektor and Achilles, and the extent to which they represent their own cultures in their use of language.

Anti Fascism in Britain

Anti Fascism in Britain
Author: Nigel Copsey
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 238
Release: 2016-10-04
ISBN: 1317397614
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Anti Fascism in Britain Book Excerpt:

Anti-fascism has long been one of the most active and dynamic areas of radical protest and direct action. Yet it is an area of struggle and popular resistance that remains largely unexplored by historians, sociologists and political scientists. Fully revised and updated from its earlier edition, this book continues to provide the definitive account of anti-fascism in Britain from its roots in the 1930s opposition to Oswald Mosley and the British Union of Fascists, to the street demonstrations and online campaigns of the twenty-first century. The author draws on an impressive range of sources including official government, police and security services records, the writings and recollections of activists themselves, and the publications and propaganda of anti-fascist groups and their opponents. The book traces the ideological, tactical and organisational evolution of anti-fascist groups and explores their often complicated relationships with the mainstream and radical left, as well as assessing their effectiveness in combating the extreme right.

When to Talk and When to Fight

When to Talk and When to Fight
Author: Rebecca Subar
Publsiher: PM Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2021-08-24
ISBN: 1629638528
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

When to Talk and When to Fight Book Excerpt:

When to Talk and When to Fight is a conversation between talkers and fighters. It introduces a new language to enable negotiators and activists to argue and collaborate across different schools of thought and action. Weaving beautiful storytelling and clear analysis, this book maps the habits of change-makers, explaining why some groups choose dialogue and negotiation while others practice confrontation and resistance. Why do some groups seemingly always take an antagonistic approach, challenging authority and in some cases trying to tear down our systems and institutions? Why are other groups reluctant to raise their voices or take a stand, limiting themselves to conciliatory strategies? And why do some of us ask only the first question, while others ask only the second? Threaded among examples of conflict, struggle, and change in organizations, communities, and society is the compelling personal story that led Subar to her community of practice at Dragonfly, advising leaders in social justice organizations on organizational and advocacy strategy. With lucid charts and graphs by Rosi Greenberg, When to Talk and When to Fight is a brilliant new way of talking about how we change the world. In his foreword, Douglas Stone, coauthor of the international best-seller Difficult Conversations, makes the case that negotiators need this language. In a separate forward, Esteban Kelly, cofounder of AORTA Anti-Oppression Resource and Training Alliance, explains why radicals and progressives need it. If you are a change-maker, you will soon find yourself speaking this language. Be one of the first to learn it. Read this book.

Cumulative Extremism

Cumulative Extremism
Author: Alexander J. Carter
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2019-12-20
ISBN: 0429594526
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cumulative Extremism Book Excerpt:

This book frames several historical incidents of violent movement-countermovement conflicts within the concept of ‘cumulative extremism’— the mutually reinforcing dynamic of radicalisation that can develop between two or more antagonistic groups. Drawing on several in-depth case studies, including the contests between British fascist and anti-fascist groups in the interwar period and from 1967 to 1979 and 1980 to 2000; the Troubles in Northern Ireland from the late 1960s to mid-1970s; and Islamist extremists and the far-right counter-jihad movement in Britain since 2009, this book presents the first in-depth academic analysis of the concept of ‘cumulative extremism’ and constructs a theoretical framework through which to assess its development. This is a groundbreaking volume which will be of particular relevance to scholars with an interest in the extreme right, social movements, political violence and criminology. It will also be of interest to policy makers and to practitioners dealing with extremism and radicalisation, including youth workers, prevent coordinators, community support officers and police officers.

Talking About Aphasia

Talking About Aphasia
Author: Parr, Susie,Byng, Sally,Gilpin , Sue
Publsiher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
Total Pages: 144
Release: 1997-10-01
ISBN: 0335199364
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Talking About Aphasia Book Excerpt:

'This book is a wonderful idea and it meets a heretofore unmet need. It derives from a particularly interesting database, since it deals with aphasia in aphasic people's own language...It is strongly recommended.'' Professor Audrey Holland, Department of Speech Pathology, University of Arizona, USA This book is about living with aphasia - a language impairment which can result from stroke. Drawing on in-depth interviews with fifty aphasic people, it explores the experience of aphasia from the dramatic onset of stroke and loss of language to the gradual revelation of its long-term consequences. The story is told from the perspective of aphasic people themselves. They describe the impact of aphasia upon their employment, education, leisure activities, finances, personal relationships and identity. They describe their changing needs and how well these have been met by health, social care and other services. They talk about what aphasia means to them, the barriers encountered in everyday life and how they cope. The book offers a unique insight into the struggle of living with aphasia, combining startlingly unusual language with a clear interlinking text.

Ruth First and Joe Slovo in the War Against Apartheid

Ruth First and Joe Slovo in the War Against Apartheid
Author: Alan Wieder
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2013-07-01
ISBN: 1583673563
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Ruth First

Ruth First
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Awareness Publishing
Total Pages: 56
Release: 2006
ISBN: 1770081593
Category: Anti-apartheid activists
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Fact Fiction faction

Fact   Fiction    faction
Author: Horst Zander
Publsiher: Gunter Narr Verlag
Total Pages: 550
Release: 1999
ISBN: 9783823346593
Category: Blacks
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Ordinary Springboks

Ordinary Springboks
Author: Neil Roos
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2018-02-06
ISBN: 1351152025
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ordinary Springboks Book Excerpt:

'Springbok' was a term used to describe the 200,000 white South African men who volunteered to serve during the Second World War. Volunteers developed bonds of comradeship, and rites of passage were expressed in the idiom of 'the front'. Without exception, volunteers nurtured hopes for some form of post-war 'social justice'. Neil Roos provides a fresh approach in considering comradeship and social justice ethnographically, as a way of focusing on ordinary Springboks' expectations and experiences during and after the war. As troops were demobilized, the contradictions of social justice in a colonial society were exposed. The majority of white veterans used the memory of service to stake their claim as white men who had served their country, and to negotiate a better position for themselves within the context of segregated colonial society. However, social justice amongst white veterans did not necessarily assume a racist character. A small group of radical white veterans invoked their war experience and traditions of anti-fascism to challenge the very precepts of racialized South African society. These veterans featured in the struggle against apartheid during the 1950s, and were especially prominent in the shift towards armed resistance to apartheid in 1961. Drawing heavily on the testimony of veterans, the book includes previously unreferenced documentary and visual material on the history of white servicemen, including official responses such as military intelligence reports on the political mood of serving soldiers, as well as material produced by veterans' organisations, such as the Springbok Legion, the War Veterans' Torch Commando and the Memorable Order of Tin Hats (MOTH). Roos offers a new framework for examining the social, cultural and political history of whites (and whiteness) in South Africa. The book will appeal to those interested in the elaboration of apartheid society and the types of acceptance and resistance that it engendered, and will also co

Violence and Racism in Football

Violence and Racism in Football
Author: Brett Bebber
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2015-10-06
ISBN: 1317321618
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Violence and Racism in Football Book Excerpt:

This study, based on government records, newspaper articles and fanzines, explores the complex interaction between politicians, police and the perpetrators of football violence. Bebber looks at how successive governments tried to impose law and order on football ‘hooligans’, whilst inadvertently escalating the violence.

Dangerous Territories

Dangerous Territories
Author: Leslie G. Roman,Linda Eyre
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2013-10-11
ISBN: 113666890X
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dangerous Territories Book Excerpt:

With the recent conservative retrenchment, educational institutions have witnessed a backlash against the gains made by feminist and antiracist activists. Dangerous Territories examines higher education as one site of this backlash, at the same time challenging the binary framing of discourse as "reactionary" vs. "progressive," or Right vs. Left. Contributors are scholars working within and across a variety of disciplines including law, history, sociology, education, literature, women's studies, queer theory, cultural politics and postcolonialism.

Poetry Protest

Poetry   Protest
Author: Aisha Karim,Lee Sustar
Publsiher: Haymarket Books
Total Pages: 414
Release: 2006
ISBN: 9781931859226
Category: Poetry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Poetry Protest Book Excerpt:

A vital original collection of the interviews, poetry, and essays of the much-loved anti-apartheid leader.

British National Party

British National Party
Author: Nigel Copsey,Graham Macklin
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2013-07-03
ISBN: 1136820612
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

British National Party Book Excerpt:

This book examines the recent development of the far right in Britain, with a particular focus on the British National Party (BNP) the most electorally successful far right party in British history. It brings fresh perspectives to our understanding of the BNP in order to make a significant contribution to scholarly debate on the nature of far right extremism both nationally and internationally. The book is significantly different from other literature in the field primarily because of its focus on three important yet underdeveloped themes, which are reflected in the structure of the book itself. These are: the ideological and cultural politics of contemporary BNP responses to the BNP the BNP’s place within the contemporary domestic and international far-right milieu. Written by an outstanding line-up of renowned experts in this field, this is essential reading for all those with an interest in British politics, fascism, political parties, race relations and extremism.

Memory Against Forgetting

Memory Against Forgetting
Author: Rusty Bernstein
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2017-10-06
ISBN: 1776141563
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Memory Against Forgetting Book Excerpt:

Lionel ‘Rusty’ Bernstein was arrested at Liliesleaf Farm, Rivonia, on 11 July 1963 and tried for sabotage, alongside Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu, Govan Mbeki and other leaders of the African National Congress and Umkhonto we Sizwe in what came to be known as the Rivonia Trial. He was acquitted in June 1964, but was immediately rearrested. After being released on bail, he fled with his wife Hilda into exile, followed soon afterwards by their family. This classic text, first published in 1999, is a remarkable man’s personal memoir of a life in South African resistance politics from the late 1930s to the 1960s. In recalling the events in which he participated, and the way in which the apartheid regime affected the lives of those involved in the opposition movements, Rusty Bernstein provides valuable insights into the social and political history of the era.

World Enough

World Enough
Author: Michael Westlake
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 356
Release: 2009-10
ISBN: 0557110777
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World Enough Book Excerpt:

The world of World Enough is configured differently. From the opening page the reader is confronted by a succession of "anomalies" that create a transform of the world we are familiar with. Set against the backcloth of an imagined history spanning Russia, France, Greater Israel, the United States of Africa and the colonies of North America engaged in a war of liberation, World Enough is narrated in a series of flashbacks and varied temporal registers by the novel's four main characters: Katerina and Padua, sisters born in pre-revolutionary Russia, and two Africans, Quaque and Million M'loy. Their four accounts, switching back and forth throughout the novel, complement and sometimes contradict each other in their construction of an epic tale of romance, espionage, chess, geopolitics, war and the prolongation of people's natural lifespan, running from the early 20th century through to some unspecified time in the 21st.

In Corner B

In Corner B
Author: Es'kia Mphahlele
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2011-01-25
ISBN: 1101486201
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In Corner B Book Excerpt:

The quintessential story collection from "the most important black South African writer of the present age" (George Moore). Originally published in 1967, In Corner B contains the core stories of the original editions, together with more recent pieces, and is the first new edition of Mphahlele's work since his death in 2008. Written after his return from exile, these stories inimitably capture life in both rural and urban South Africa during the days of apartheid. A new introduction by Peter Thuynsma, a South African scholar and former Mphahlele student, presents the "dean of African letters" to a new generation of readers.