Imagining Afghanistan

Author by : Nivi Manchanda
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Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : An innovative exploration of how colonial interventions in Afghanistan have been made possible through representations of the country as 'backward'.


Imagining Afghanistan

Author by : Nivedita Manchanda
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Imagining Afghanistan

Author by : Alla Ivanchikova
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Description : "Imagining Afghanistan examines how Afghanistan has been imagined in literary and visual texts that were published after the 9/11 attacks and the subsequent U.S.-led invasion-the era that propelled Afghanistan into the center of global media visibility. Through an analysis of fiction, graphic novels, memoirs, drama, and film, the book demonstrates that writing and screening "Afghanistan" has become a conduit for understanding our shared post-9/11 condition. "Afghanistan" serves as a lens through which contemporary cultural producers contend with the moral ambiguities of twenty-first-century humanitarianism, interpret the legacy of the Cold War, debate the role of the U.S. in the rise of transnational terror, and grapple with the long-term impact of war on both human and nonhuman ecologies. Post-9/11 global Afghanistan literary production remains largely NATO-centric insofar as it is marked by an uncritical investment in humanitarianism as an approach to Third World suffering and in anti-communism as an unquestioned premise. The book's first half exposes how persisting anti-socialist biases-including anti-statist bias-not only shaped recent literary and visual texts on Afghanistan, resulting in a distorted portrayal of its tragic history, but also informed these texts' reception by critics. In the book's second half, the author examines cultural texts that challenge this limited horizon and forge alternative ways of representing traumatic histories. Captured by the author through the concepts of deep time, nonhuman witness, and war as a multispecies ecology, these new aesthetics bring readers a sophisticated portrait of Afghanistan as a rich multispecies habitat affected in dramatic ways by decades of war but not annihilated"--


Mountstuart Elphinstone In South Asia

Author by : Shah Mahmoud Hanifi
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Publisher by : Oxford University Press, USA
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Description : Mountstuart Elphinstone (1779-1859), Lowland Scottish traveller, East India Company civil servant and educator, was one of the principal intellectual architects of British colonial rule in South Asia. Imbued with liberal views, such that Bombay's wealthy founded Elphinstone College in his memory, he pioneered the scholarly, scientific and administrative foundations of imperialism in India. Elphinstone's career was launched when he was picked to lead the inaugural British diplomatic mission to the Afghan court. His Account of the Kingdom of Caubul (1815) became the main source of British information about Afghanistan. He is best known for his periods as Resident at Poona and Governor of Bombay in the 1810s and 1820s, when he instituted innovative and lasting policies in administration and education while also conducting research for his extremely influential History of India (1841). This volume examines Mountstuart Elphinstone's intellectual contributions and administrative career in their own right, in relation to prominent contemporaries including Charles Metcalfe and William Moorcroft, and in the context of later historical study of India, Afghanistan, British imperialism and its imperial frontiers.


Imagining America At War

Author by : Cynthia Weber
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Publisher by : Taylor & Francis
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Description : Cynthia Weber explores the relationship between film and politics, and more specifically - cinema and war. Using the events of 9/11 as a watershed, she illuminates how ten films released (and re-released) after this date reflect fierce debates about US foreign policy and a more fundamental debate about what it means to be an American.


Dictionary Of Afghan Wars Revolutions And Insurgencies

Author by : Ludwig W. Adamec
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Description : This first volume in the Scarecrow series on Wars, Revolution, and Civil Unrest traces all the information currently available concerning the endless chain of wars and lesser actions in the Afghan regions during the last 2 and a half centuries


Imagining Terror

Author by : Joshua Woods
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History Of Afghanistan

Author by : George Bruce Malleson
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War And State Building In Afghanistan

Author by : Scott Gates
Languange : en
Publisher by : Bloomsbury Publishing
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Description : The Mughals, British and Soviets all failed to subjugate Afghanistan, failures which offer valuable lessons for today. Taking a long historical perspective from 1520 to 2012, this volume examines the Mughal, British, Soviet and NATO efforts in Afghanistan, drawing on new archives and a synthesis of previous counter-insurgency experiences. Special emphasis is given to ecology, terrain and logistics to explain sub-conventional operations and state-building in Afghanistan. War and State-Building in Modern Afghanistan provides an overall synthesis of British, Russian, American and NATO military activities in Afghanistan, which directly links past experiences to the current challenges. These timely essays are particularly relevant to contemporary debates about NATO's role in Afghanistan; do the war and state-building policies currently employed by NATO forces undercut or enhance a political solution? The essays in this volume introduce new historical perspectives on this debate, and will prove illuminating reading for students and scholars interested in military history, the history of warfare, international relations and comparative politics.


Love And War In Afghanistan

Author by : Alex Klaits
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Description : The voices of 15 Afghani men and women tell their true stories of living in northern Afghanistan amidst foreign invasions, warlord faction fighting, and a fundamental regime.


The Journal Of Military History

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Description : Includes scholarly articles and book reviews on topics in military history.


Afghanistan

Author by : Chris Johnson
Languange : en
Publisher by : Zed Books
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Description : This title looks at US and international involvement in Afghanistan since the overthrow of the Taliban.


Imagining The State

Author by : Mark Neocleous
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Publisher by : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
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Description : "This is an excellent study... a valuable asset for anyone teaching or studying political theory or political sociology." Network "Mark Neocleous offers a contemporary understanding of the modern state through the unusual medium of its body, mind and personality, and through the space it occupies in the social world. It's a work that not only draws upon our existing imagination of the state, but also feeds it." Professor Robert Fine *What is the connection between Ronald Reagan's bottom and the King's head? *Why are weather maps profoundly ideological? *How do corporations get away with murder? *Who are the scum of the earth? In this book Mark Neocleous explores such questions through a critique of what he describes as the statist political imaginary. Unpicking this imaginary while also avoiding traditional approaches to state power, the book examines the way that the state has been imagined in terms traditionally associated with human subjectivity: body, mind, personality and home. Around these themes and through an engagement with the work of a diverse range of writers, Neocleous weaves a set of arguments concerning the three icons of the political imagination - the political collective, the sovereign agency and the enemy figure. From these arguments he draws out some telling connections between the role of the state in fabricating order, the social and juridical power of capital, and the relation between fascism and bourgeois ideology.


The Politics Of Security In Modern Russia

Author by : Dr Mark Galeotti
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Publisher by : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
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Description : The Putin era saw a striking 'securitization' of politics, something that he has bequeathed to his chosen successor, Dmitry Medvedev. The omens from the early days of the Medvedev presidency have been mixed, marked both by less confrontational rhetoric towards the West and by war with Georgia and continued re-armament. Has the Medvedev generation learned the lessons not just from the Soviet era but also from the Yeltsin and Putin presidencies, or will security remain the foundation of Russian foreign and domestic policy? Fully up-to-date to reflect the evolving Medvedev presidency, the 2008 Georgian war and the impact of the economic downturn, this volume is a much needed objective and balanced examination of the ways in which security has played and continues to play a central role in contemporary Russian politics. The combination of original scholarship with extensive empirical research makes this volume an invaluable resource for all students and researchers of Russian politics and security affairs.


Inside The War In Afghanistan

Author by : Sheila Enslev Johnston
Languange : en
Publisher by : Altitude Pub Canada Limited
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Description : Easy to read, up-to-the-minute accounts of events in Afghanistan since Operation Enduring Freedom was launched in October 2001 to search for Osama bin Laden.


Afghanistan

Author by : Alex Ullmann
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Publisher by : Houghton Mifflin
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Description : Trapped in his job as an editor at "Glee"--a glossy New York magazine founded by Russian emigre Kuratkin, father of his lover--Patrick fantasizes about a life of adventure as a correspondent in Afghanistan


Imagining Transit

Author by : Sikivu Hutchinson
Languange : en
Publisher by : Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
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Description : Using an analysis of the history of Los Angeles's streetcar and highway systems, Sikivu Hutchinson argues that the cultural geography of transportation has had a compelling influence upon the construction of race, gender, and urban subjectivity in the postmodern city. She highlights the influence of American anti-urbanism upon visions of the city during the Great Migration and World War II eras. Proceeding from the premise that the creation of city spaces are informed by collective cultural memory, Hutchinson explores how the decline of public transportation and the rise of the automobile have shaped African American communities and cultures in Los Angeles.


Imagining The Turkish House

Author by : Carel Bertram
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Description : "Houses can become poetic expressions of longing for a lost past, voices of a lived present, and dreams of an ideal future." Carel Bertram discovered this truth when she went to Turkey in the 1990s and began asking people about their memories of "the Turkish house." The fondness and nostalgia with which people recalled the distinctive wooden houses that were once ubiquitous throughout the Ottoman Empire made her realize that "the Turkish house" carries rich symbolic meaning. In this delightfully readable book, Bertram considers representations of the Turkish house in literature, art, and architecture to understand why the idea of the house has become such a potent signifier of Turkish identity. Bertram's exploration of the Turkish house shows how this feature of Ottoman culture took on symbolic meaning in the Turkish imagination as Turkey became more Westernized and secular in the early decades of the twentieth century. She shows how artists, writers, and architects all drew on the memory of the Turkish house as a space where changing notions of spirituality, modernity, and identity—as well as the social roles of women and the family—could be approached, contested, revised, or embraced during this period of tumultuous change.


Imagining World Politics

Author by : Steven Laurence Schweizer
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Description : This text demonstrates the limits that are inherent in a Western approach to thinking about international relations, and encourages students to apply domestic political concepts to world politics.


Imagining Communities In Thailand

Author by : Shigeharu Tanabe
Languange : en
Publisher by : Silkworm Books
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Description : Explores newly emerging communities in Thailand


Imagining The Nation In Four Philippine Novels

Author by : Maria Teresa Martinez-Sicat
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Publisher by : University of the Phillipines Press
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Description : In her book Dr. Sicat interrogates Maximo Kalaw's The Filipino Rebel: A Romance of American Occupation in the Philippines, F. Sionil Jose's Po-on, Linda Ty-Casper's The Three Cornered Sun, and Alfred A. Yuson's Great Philippine Jungle Energy Cafe. Set against the historical conjunctures of the Philippine Revolution against Spain and the Philippine-American war, these novels conceptualize a people free of foreign oppression and therefore ripe for the shaping of the nation. The author points out, however, that the concept of the nation in these novels integrates the masses into a political, economic, and social system dominated by the native elite. The socio-historical forces - ilustrados and pobres y ignorantes - are present: the exploitative relationship between them is absent. Sicat believes that in Philippine literary discourse, the concept of the nation must be imbued with the masses' definition of the nation. The revolution against Spain and the Philippine-American war were fought mainly by the masses, and their struggles can provide the basis for a common meaning, a common history. Instead of belittilng the masses, literature can valorize their consciousness and their language. It can challenge the hidden assumptions of the dominant power system and thereby contribute to the shaping of a strong and authentic nation.