We Fought the Navy and Won: Guam's Quest for Democracy by Doloris Coulter Cogan

By Doloris Coulter Cogan

We Fought the military and gained is a delicately documented but impassioned recollection of Guam's fight to disencumber itself from the absolutist rule of the U.S. military. Doloris Cogan concentrates on 5 the most important years, 1945-1950, while, clean out of journalism college, she had the great fortune to affix the prestigious workforce of idealists on the newly shaped Institute of Ethnic Affairs in Washington, D.C. operating as a writer/editor at the per month Guam Echo less than the management of the Institute's director, John Collier, Cogan witnessed and recorded the conflict fought on the very most sensible among Collier (assisted by means of former Secretary of the internal Harry L. Ickes) and army Secretary James V. Forrestal because the humans of Guam petitioned the U.S. Congress for civilian executive lower than a structure. Taken up through newspapers in the course of the nation, this confrontation illustrated how a lot freedom of the clicking performs in attaining and maintaining real democracy.Part of the tale facilities round a tender Chamorro named Carlos Taitano, who again domestic to Guam in 1948 after serving within the U.S. military within the Pacific. Taitano joined his colleagues within the reduce residence and walked out of the Guam Congress in 1949 to protest the naval governor, who had refused their correct to subpoena an American businessman suspected of criminal activity. The walkout used to be the catalyst that brought the natural Act of Guam, which was once signed into legislations through President Truman in 1950. Many different Guamanians, together with the lads and ladies who testified earlier than the U.S. Congress, have been interested by this historical fight. We Fought the military and received is the 1st e-book to inform their tale and the 1st particular examine the occasions surrounding Guam's elevation from ownership to territory.

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Paint Me Black: Memories of Croker Island & Other Journeys by Claire Henty-Gebert

By Claire Henty-Gebert

Born within the overdue Nineteen Thirties, the daughter of a white settler and an Alyawarra lady, Claire used to be 4 years outdated whilst she used to be taken to the Bungalow challenge in Alice Springs. a lot of her younger existence was once spent at the newly shaped Croker Island venture, and she or he recollects chuffed days within the care of compassionate missionaries. despatched south to flee the probability from jap opponents in the course of global conflict II, Claire later back to Croker Island and married. encouraged via others, Claire traced her Aboriginal family members, even though; she was once by no means to satisfy her mother.

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The Auckland University Press Anthology of New Zealand by Jane Stafford, Mark Williams

By Jane Stafford, Mark Williams

From the earliest documents of exploration and come across to the globalized, multicultural current, this compilation beneficial properties New Zealand’s significant writing, from Polynesian mythology to the Yates’ backyard advisor, from Allen Curnow to Alice Tawhai, and from Wiremu Te Rangikaheke’s letters to Katherine Mansfield’s notebooks. together with fiction, nonfiction, letters, speeches, novels, tales, comics, and songs, this imaginitive choice offers new paths into New Zealand writing and culture.

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The Growth and Collapse of Pacific Island Societies: by Patrick Vinton Kirch

By Patrick Vinton Kirch

Of their debts of exploration, early eu voyagers within the Pacific usually defined the teeming populations they encountered on island after island. but missionary censuses and later nineteenth-century files frequently point out a lot smaller populations on Pacific Islands, prime many students to debunk the explorers' figures as romantic exaggerations. lately, the talk over the indigenous populations of the Pacific has intensified, and this ebook addresses the matter from new views. have been there significant inhabitants collapses on Pacific Islands following first touch with the West? if that is so, what have been the particular inhabitants numbers for islands equivalent to Hawai`i, Tahiti, or New Caledonia? Is it attainable to strengthen new equipment for monitoring the long term histories of island populations? those and similar questions are on the middle of this new booklet, which attracts jointly state-of-the-art examine via archaeologists, ethnographers, and demographers.

Rather than rehash outdated information and arguments in regards to the validity of explorers' or missionaries' bills, the members to this quantity provide a chain of case stories grounded in new empirical information derived from unique archaeological fieldwork and from archival old study. a variety of tools are complicated for estimating neighborhood and nearby inhabitants sizes in addition to tracing the long term trajectories of inhabitants swap in island societies. those techniques contain the appliance of precontact family and payment archaeology and estimates of agricultural construction. Case experiences are awarded for the Hawaiian Islands, Mo`orea, the Marquesas, Tonga, Samoa, the Tokelau Islands, New Caledonia, Aneityum (Vanuatu), and Kosrae. They convey the skill of island populations to develop quickly within the environmental stipulations of distant Oceania and to accomplish excessive inhabitants densities. Such degrees have been heavily linked to social, political, and monetary ameliorations. Following touch with the West and the creation of ailments for which island populations often had very little resistance, populations usually collapsed, with significant effects for his or her societies.

As the individuals display, the long term demographic histories of Pacific Islands are of basic significance for realizing how island societies grew, built, got here into equilibrium or disequilibrium with their environments, and finally spoke back to the new demanding situations of touch with the West. This quantity deals a clean examine a serious subject in Pacific reviews. it is going to be of curiosity to students in the fields of anthropology, archaeology, heritage, ethnic reviews, demography, and sociology.

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Dot.Bomb Australia: How We Wrangled, Conned and by Kate Askew

By Kate Askew

The interior tale of the net increase and bust, of the enterprise offers which made headlines, and the colourful solid of characters in the back of them. Google grew to become a verb, international locations waged struggle video games within the new electronic universe, and WikiLeaks despatched shockwaves via a superpower. We obtained thus far from a spot that used to be referred to as the dot.com bubble. Few booms in Australia were swifter or extra livid than this bubble. The brightest and most sensible traders dived in, expertise geeks grew into in a single day millionaires, and miners stopped digging dust and commenced browsing the internet. The marketplace surged and crashed, because the dot.com bubble turned the dot.com bomb. Australia witnessed a really amazing efflorescence of unrestrained funding fervour. Tagged as "irrational exuberance" via Alan Greenspan in the course of the boom's formative interval, it grew to become a wild second of fin de siecle and millennial insanity. a brand new method of valuing businesses (on money move fullyyt, instead of dull outdated profitability) used to be invented to check the hot know-how in play. What all started with web providers and telecom start-ups stretched to any type of enterprise which may be offered at the net—from Balmain insects to intercourse toys. a few marketers jumped off the rollercoaster as millionaires; extra stayed on, crashed, or sank with no hint. whereas there were a couple of books within the U.S. in this striking historic interval, this is often the 1st complete, colourful telling of the wild Australian journey. and looking out again, we study that whereas the web promised to point the enterprise taking part in box it has actually performed the other, because the marketplace dominance of Google, Apple, and fb attest.

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Historical dictionary of Hong Kong & Macau by Elfed Vaughan Roberts, Ngai-Ling Sum, Peter Bradshaw

By Elfed Vaughan Roberts, Ngai-Ling Sum, Peter Bradshaw

In 1997 the British colony of Hong Kong reverted to the People's Republic of China after over a hundred and fifty years less than British keep watch over. years later, in 1999, the Portuguese-administered territory of Macau should be reunited with the mainland. How did those c

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The Wings of Angels: A Memoir of Madness by Sandy Jeffs

By Sandy Jeffs

Plumbing the depths of human event in her trip into insanity, Sandy Jeffs stocks her event during this selection of poetry resembling Sylvia Plath and Anne Sexton. With stark dignity and extreme worry, those poems move right into a realm the place nightmares strive against with desires, loss of life by means of devouring is a fashion station, and the underworld turns into a vacationer vacation spot. in the middle of this darkness, Jeffs's leavening humorousness peoples her descent with the sirens of the grocery store, a high-tech, technicolor Armageddon, and a contemporary Cerberus with 3 heads: Ken, Barbie, and Ronald McDonald. Written with nice perception into the event of insanity, this assortment will intrigue all readers with an curiosity within the wayward workings of the brain.

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The Empires' Edge: Militarization, Resistance, and by Sasha Davis

By Sasha Davis

In the prior decade the Asia-Pacific quarter has turn into a spotlight of foreign politics and army recommendations. as a result of China’s emerging fiscal and armed forces power, North Korea’s nuclear checks and missile launches, stressful foreign disputes over small island teams within the seas round Asia, and the us pivoting a majority of its army forces to the zone, the islands of the western Pacific have more and more turn into the heart of worldwide consciousness. whereas the Pacific is a cur- lease hotbed of geopolitical competition and extreme militarization, the quarter is usually whatever else: a native land to the loads of hundreds of thousands of people who inhabit it.

Based on a decade of analysis within the area, The Empires’ Edge examines the super harm the militarization of the Pacific has wrought on its humans and environments. moreover, Davis info how modern social activities during this area are affecting international geopolitics by means of demanding the army use of Pacific islands and via constructing a demilitarized view of defense in keeping with affinity, mutual relief, and overseas cohesion. via an exam of “sacrificed” is- lands from around the region—including Bikini Atoll, Okinawa, Hawai‘i, and Guam—The Empires’ Edge makes the case that the nice political contest of the twenty-first century isn't approximately which nation will get hegemony in a world approach yet quite in regards to the selection be- tween perpetuating a approach of diplomacy in line with domination or pursuing a extra egalitarian and cooperative future.

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Gender and Globalization in Asia and the Pacific: Method, by Kathy E. Ferguson

By Kathy E. Ferguson

What is globalization? How is it gendered? How does it paintings in Asia and the Pacific? The authors of the 16 unique and leading edge essays provided the following take clean inventory of globalization’s complexities. They pursue severe feminist inquiry approximately girls, gender, and sexualities and bring unique insights into altering lifestyles styles in Asian and Pacific Island societies.

every one essay places the lives and struggles of ladies on the middle of its exam whereas weaving examples of worldwide circuits in Asian and Pacific societies right into a global body of research. The paintings is generated from inside of Asian and Pacific areas, bringing to the fore neighborhood voices and claims to wisdom. The geographic emphasis on Asia/Pacific highlights the complexity of globalizing practices between particular humans whose dilemmas come alive on those pages. even though the ebook makes a speciality of worldwide, gendered flows, it expands its research to incorporate the media and the humanities, highbrow assets, activist agendas, and person lifestyles tales. fine ethnographies and interviews achieve past generalizations and produce Pacific and Asian men and women alive of their struggles opposed to globalization.

Globalization can't be summed up in a neat political schedule yet needs to be actively contested and creatively negotiated. Taking feminist political considering past easy oppositions, the authors ask particular questions on how international practices paintings, how they arrive to be, who merits, and what's at stake.

Contributors: Nancie Caraway, Steve Derné, Cynthia Enloe, Kathy Ferguson, Maria Ibarra, Gwyn Kirk, Sally Merry, Virginia Metaxas, Min Dongchao, Monique Mironesco, Rhacel Parrenas, Lucinda Peach, Vivian fee, Jyoti Puri, Judith Raiskin, Nancy Riley, Saskia Sassen, Teresia Teaiwa, Chris Yano, Yau Ching.

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