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How To Understand Israel In 60 Days Or Less

Author : Sarah Glidden
ISBN : 0857680420
Genre : Israel
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A charming memoir and a sensitive examination of a highly-charged issue, Sarah Glidden presents an account of her 'Birthright Israel' tour. Experiences clash with preconceived notions as she struggles to accept first her beliefs and, ultimately, her own identity.

Graphic Details

Author : Sarah Lightman
ISBN : 9781476615905
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The comics within capture in intimate, often awkward, but always relatable detail the tribulations and triumphs of life. In particular, the lives of 18 Jewish women artists who bare all in their work, which appeared in the internationally acclaimed exhibition “Graphic Details: Confessional Comics by Jewish Women.” The comics are enhanced by original essays and interviews with the artists that provide further insight into the creation of autobiographical comics that resonate beyond self, beyond gender, and beyond ethnicity.

Teaching The Arab Israeli Conflict

Author : Rachel S. Harris
ISBN : 9780814346785
Genre : Education
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Pedagogical resource to help faculty prepare courses on the Arab-Israeli conflict in any discipline.

Political Initiation In The Novels Of Philip Roth

Author : Claudia Franziska Brühwiler
ISBN : 9781441142283
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Political Initiation in the Novels of Philip Roth exemplifies how literature and, specifically, the work of Philip Roth can help readers understand the ways in which individuals develop their political identity, learn to comprehend political ideas, and define their role in society. Combining political science, literary theory, and anthropology, the book describes an individual's political coming of age as a political initiation story, which is crafted as much by the individual himself as by the circumstances influencing him, such as political events or the political attitude of the parents. Philip Roth's characters constantly re-write their own stories and experiment with their identities. Accordingly, Philip Roth's works enable the reader to explore, for instance, how individuals construct their identity against the backdrop of political transformations or contested territories, and thereby become initiands-or fail to do so. Contrary to what one might expect, initiations are not only defining moments in childhood and early adulthood; instead, Roth shows how initiation processes recur throughout an individual's life.

Rolling Blackouts

Author : Sarah Glidden
ISBN : 1770462554
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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A cartoonist follows reporters across the Middle East, learning about journalism and how stories are told Cartoonist Sarah Glidden follows up her acclaimed debut, How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less, with Rolling Blackouts, which details her two-month long journey through Turkey, Iraq, and Syria. Glidden accompanies her two friends--reporters and founders of the journalistic non-profit The Seattle Globalist--as they research stories on the Iraq War's effect on the Middle East and, specifically, the war's refugees. Joining them is a former Marine and childhood friend of one of the journalists whose deployment to Iraq in 2007 adds an unexpected and sometimes unwelcome viewpoint, both to the people they come across and perhaps even themselves. The crew works their way through the region with the goal of asking civilians, refugees, and officials: "who are you?" Everyone has a story to tell: the Iranian blogger, the United Nations Refugee administrator, a taxi driver, the Iraqi refugee deported from the US, the Iraqis seeking refuge in Syria, and even the American Marine. The journalists struggle equally with how to tell these stories and with how to market them into articles people will want to read. Glidden records all that she encounters with a sympathetic and searching eye--What is journalism? What is its purpose? What is honesty? Painted in her trademark soft muted watercolors and written with a self-effacing humor, Rolling Blackouts cements Glidden's place as one of comics's most original nonfiction voices.

The Best American Comics 2012

Author : Françoise Mouly
ISBN : 9780547691121
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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Presents excerpts from graphic novels, newspapers, webcomics, and other sources that feature the work of up-and-coming and established artists such as Charles Burns, Chester Brown, and Joyce Farmer.

Soviet Daughter

Author : Julia Alekseyeva
ISBN : 1621069699
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This is the story of Julia Alekseyeva and her great-grandmother Lola. Born in 1910 to a poor, Jewish family outside of Kiev, Lola lived through the Bolshevik revolution, a horrifying civil war, Stalinist purges, and the Holocaust. She taught herself to read, and supported her extended family working as a secretary for the notorious NKVD (which became the KGB) and later as a lieutenant for the Red Army. Interwoven with Lola's history we find Julia's own struggles of coming of age in an immigrant family in Chicago, and her political awakening in the midst of the radical politics of the turn of the millennium.

The Comics Journal

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ISBN : 1560979852
Genre : Comic books, strips, etc
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Brian K. Vaughan on Y: The Last Man, Lost, Ex Machina and more; Paul Karasik interviews Gipi; John Kerschbaum talks brutality. Should superheroes come out of the closet? Reviews of Zot!, Kirby: King of Comics, and more!

The Best American Comics

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105129099771
Genre : Comic books, strips, etc
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Virus Tropical

Author : Powerpaola
ISBN : 1937541231
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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Powerpaola s North American debut traces the lives of young women during Columbia s violent drug cartel warfare era of the 1980 s-90 s. "Powerpaola has a gift for expressing an entire world with a thin black line, building up textures and details that are a joy to get lost in. In "Virus Tropical," her memories of a unique family life are so vividly portrayed that you feel like you are living through all the laughter, joy, tears and door-slamming right along with her. It's a treat of a book."Sarah Glidden, author of "How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less" Powerpaola's "Virus Tropical "uses a series of vignettes to transform the simplicity of middle-class family life into a thought-provoking narrative that would have been inconceivable prior to Colombia's sexual revolution. Focusing on the lives of a family of women in the eighties through the nineties, Powerpaola's tale highlights the excitement, danger, and struggles of a country in the midst of radical change. Powerpaola was born in 1977 in Quito, Ecuador, and, at a young age, moved to Cali, Colombia. Years later, she and her friends founded a collective space of expression, Taller 7, in Medellin and was granted a scholarship to develop her art in La Cite Internationale des Arts in Paris, where she adopted the name Powerpaola. She is currently working on an animated adaptation of "Virus Tropical "and lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina. "

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