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Arrested Histories

Author : Carole McGranahan
ISBN : 9780822392972
Genre : History
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In the 1950s, thousands of ordinary Tibetans rose up to defend their country and religion against Chinese troops. Their citizen army fought through 1974 with covert support from the Tibetan exile government and the governments of India, Nepal, and the United States. Decades later, the story of this resistance is only beginning to be told and has not yet entered the annals of Tibetan national history. In Arrested Histories, the anthropologist and historian Carole McGranahan shows how and why histories of this resistance army are “arrested” and explains the ensuing repercussions for the Tibetan refugee community. Drawing on rich ethnographic and historical research, McGranahan tells the story of the Tibetan resistance and the social processes through which this history is made and unmade, and lived and forgotten in the present. Fulfillment of veterans’ desire for recognition hinges on the Dalai Lama and “historical arrest,” a practice in which the telling of certain pasts is suspended until an undetermined time in the future. In this analysis, struggles over history emerge as a profound pain of belonging. Tibetan cultural politics, regional identities, and religious commitments cannot be disentangled from imperial histories, contemporary geopolitics, and romanticized representations of Tibet. Moving deftly from armed struggle to nonviolent hunger strikes, and from diplomatic offices to refugee camps, Arrested Histories provides powerful insights into the stakes of political engagement and the cultural contradictions of everyday life.

Ethnographies Of U S Empire

Author : Carole McGranahan
ISBN : 9781478002086
Genre : Social Science
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How do we live in and with empire? The contributors to Ethnographies of U.S. Empire pursue this question by examining empire as an unequally shared present. Here empire stands as an entrenched, if often invisible, part of everyday life central to making and remaking a world in which it is too often presented as an aberration rather than as a structuring condition. This volume presents scholarship from across U.S. imperial formations: settler colonialism, overseas territories, communities impacted by U.S. military action or political intervention, Cold War alliances and fissures, and, most recently, new forms of U.S. empire after 9/11. From the Mohawk Nation, Korea, and the Philippines to Iraq and the hills of New Jersey, the contributors show how a methodological and theoretical commitment to ethnography sharpens all of our understandings of the novel and timeworn ways people live, thrive, and resist in the imperial present. Contributors: Kevin K. Birth, Joe Bryan, John F. Collins, Jean Dennison, Erin Fitz-Henry, Adriana María Garriga-López, Olívia Maria Gomes da Cunha, Matthew Gutmann, Ju Hui Judy Han, J. Kēhaulani Kauanui, Eleana Kim, Heonik Kwon, Soo Ah Kwon, Darryl Li, Catherine Lutz, Sunaina Maira, Carole McGranahan, Sean T. Mitchell, Jan M. Padios, Melissa Rosario, Audra Simpson, Ann Laura Stoler, Fa’anofo Lisaclaire Uperesa, David Vine


Author : Bernd Stöver
ISBN : 9783406704116
Genre : Political Science
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Verehrt, gehasst, gefürchtet: Die 1947 als Speerspitze im Kalten Krieg gegründete "Central Intelligence Agency" machte durch Interventionen in Kuba, Chile und anderswo von sich reden, stürzte in den Siebzigerjahren durch illegale Aktionen - Mord, Drogenhandel, Geheimarmeen - in eine Krise und konnte im "War on Terror" ihre Kompetenzen bis hin zu "gesteigerten Befragungen" und "gezielten Tötungen" erneut erweitern. Bernd Stöver schildert anschaulich und auf dem neuesten Forschungsstand Geschichte und Organisation der geheimnisvollen Behörde und fragt, warum eine demokratische Zivilgesellschaft sie zulässt.

A History Of Modern Tibet Volume 3

Author : Melvyn C. Goldstein
ISBN : 9780520276512
Genre : History
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Continues: A history of modern Tibet. Volume 2, The calm before the storm, 1951-1955.

Geographies Of Peace

Author : Nick Megoran
ISBN : 9780857734921
Genre : Social Science
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From handshakes on the White House lawn to Picasso’s iconic dove of peace, the images and stereotypes of peace are powerful, widespread and easily recognizable. Yet if we try to offer a concise definition of peace it is altogether a more complicated exercise. Not only is peace an emotive and value-laden concept, it is also abstract, ambiguous and seemingly inextricably tied to its antithesis: war. And it is war and violence that have been so compellingly studied within critical geography in recent years. This volume offers an attempt to redress that balance, and to think more expansively and critically about what peace means and what geographies of peace may entail. The editors begin with an examination of critical approaches to peace in other disciplines and a helpful genealogy of peace studies within geography. The book is then divided into three sections. The opening section examines how the idea of peace may be variously constructed and interpreted according to different sites and scales. The chapters in the second section explore a remarkably wide range of techniques of peacemaking. This widens the discussion from the archetypical image of top-down, diplomatic state-led initiatives to imperial boundary making practices, grassroots cultural identity assertion, boycotts, self-immolation, ex-paramilitary community activism, and ‘protective accompaniment’. The final section shifts the scale and focus to everyday personal relations and a range of practices around the concept of coexistence. In their concluding chapter the editors spell out some of the key questions that they believe a geography of peace must address: What spatial factors have facilitated the success or precipitated the failure of some peace movements or diplomatic negotiations? Why are some ideologies productive of violence in some places but co-operation in others? How have some communities been better able to deal with religious, racial, cultural and class conflict than others? How have creative approaches to sharing sovereignty mitigated or transformed territorial disputes that once seemed intractable? Geographies of Peace is the first book wholly devoted to exploring the geography of peace. Drawing on both recent advances in social and political theory and detailed empirical research covering four continents, it makes a significant intervention into current debates about peace and violence.

Muslim Trader Nomad Spy

Author : Sulmaan Wasif Khan
ISBN : 9781469621111
Genre : History
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In 1959, the Dalai Lama fled Lhasa, leaving the People's Republic of China with a crisis on its Tibetan frontier. Sulmaan Wasif Khan tells the story of the PRC's response to that crisis and, in doing so, brings to life an extraordinary cast of characters: Chinese diplomats appalled by sky burials, Guomindang spies working with Tibetans in Nepal, traders carrying salt across the Himalayas, and Tibetan Muslims rioting in Lhasa. What Chinese policymakers confronted in Tibet, Khan argues, was not a "third world" but a "fourth world" problem: Beijing was dealing with peoples whose ways were defined by statelessness. As it sought to tighten control over the restive borderlands, Mao's China moved from a lighter hand to a harder, heavier imperial structure. That change triggered long-lasting shifts in Chinese foreign policy. Moving from capital cities to far-flung mountain villages, from top diplomats to nomads crossing disputed boundaries in search of pasture, this book shows Cold War China as it has never been seen before and reveals the deep influence of the Tibetan crisis on the political fabric of present-day China.

Wie Navy Seals Dem Tod Entrinnen

Author : Clint Emerson
ISBN : 9783959712484
Genre : House & Home
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In einer Welt, die zunehmend von Krieg, Terrorismus und Kriminalität beherrscht wird, wird es immer wichtiger, sich selbst schützen und verteidigen zu können. Clint Emerson hat in seinem Bestseller die 100 wichtigsten Techniken zusammengestellt, die bei allen nur denkbaren Bedrohungsszenarien sicherstellen, dass man ungeschoren davonkommt, z.B.: ·Wie Sie einen Amoklauf überleben ·Wie Sie einen Messerkampf gewinnen ·Wie Sie Handschellen öffnen ·Wie Sie Gesichtserkennungssoftware überlisten ·Wie Sie einen Kugelschreiber in eine Waffe verwandeln ·Wie Sie ein Abseilgeschirr herstellen ·Wie Sie sich aus einem Kofferraum befreien Anhand leicht verständlicher Anleitungen und einer Vielzahl von Illustrationen, die das genaue Vorgehen illustrieren, bietet Clint Emerson effektive Taktiken zur Selbstverteidigung, Fluchtstrategien und Techniken, wie man seine Gegner außer Gefecht setzt. Ein Buch, das das überlebenswichtige Wissen der Navy SEALs alltagstauglich und leicht umsetzbar macht.

Tibet In The Western Imagination

Author : T. Neuhaus
ISBN : 9781137264831
Genre : History
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Neuhaus explores the roots of the long-standing European fascination with Tibet, from the Dalai Lama to the Abominable Snowman. Surveying a wide range of travel accounts, official documents, correspondence and fiction, he examines how different people thought about both Tibet and their home cultures.


Author : Thomas Laird
ISBN : 3596166977
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In vielen Gesprächen mit dem Autor erzählt der Dalai Lama von der wechselvollen Geschichte sowie den reichen Traditionen Tibets und seiner Menschen, von seinem Treffen mit Mao Tse-tung und seiner schweren Entscheidung, im Jahr 1959 sein Land zu verlassen.

Das Licht Das Keinen Schatten Wirft

Author : Vickie Mackenzie
ISBN : 9783958832237
Genre : Philosophy
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Die außergewöhnliche Lebensgeschichte von Tenzin Palmo Die Lebensgeschichte einer der ungewöhnlichsten und mutigsten Frauen unserer Zeit: Wie die Tochter eines Fischhändlers aus dem Londoner East End zu einer buddhistischen Legende wurde und zur Vorkämpferin für das Recht der Frauen, spirituelle Erleuchtung zu erlangen. Tenzin Palmo ist gerade 20, als sie London verlässt alles zurücklässt und ein Schiff nach Indien besteigt. Als eine der ersten westlichen Frauen zur buddhistischen Nonne ordiniert, erkämpft sie sich – als einzige Frau unter hundert Mönchen – das Recht, an den eigentlich nur den Männern vorbehaltenen Unterweisungen und Meditationen teilzunehmen. Sie ist, allen Widerständen zum Trotz, entschlossen, auch als Frau Erleuchtung zu erlangen. Und sie wählt einen Weg, den selbst Männer kaum wagen: Sie zieht sich zurück in die Einsamkeit einer abgelegenen Höhle, 4000 Meter hoch im Himalaya, extremer Kälte, den Angriffen wilder Tiere und der Gefahr des Verhungerns ausgesetzt. Nach zwölf Jahren kehrt Tenzin Palmo zurück in die Welt, um von nun an vor allem anderen Frauen mit Rat und Tat zur Seite zu stehen und ihnen zu ihren spirituellen Rechten zu verhelfen.

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