Beyond the Fields

Cesar Chavez, the UFW, and the Struggle for Justice in the 21st Century

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Author: Randy Shaw

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520268040

Category: History

Page: 368

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Describes the social changes Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers of America helped accomplish that have endured in the twenty-first century, including the building of Latino political power and the fight for environmental justice.

Beyond the Fields

Slavery at Middleton Place

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Author: Barbara Doyle,Mary Edna Sullivan,Tracey Todd

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780615207230

Category: History

Page: 80

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Located in Charleston along the Ashley River, Middleton Place is an eighteenth-century plantation that has survived revolution, Civil War, and earthquake to become a well-preserved museum and a National Historic Landmark. This book presents a window into the lives of slaves on a representative South Carolina plantation.

Beyond the Rice Fields

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Author: Naivo

Publisher: Restless Books

ISBN: 1632061325

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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The first novel from Madagascar ever to be translated into English, Naivo’s magisterial Beyond the Rice Fields delves into the upheavals of the nation’s precolonial past through the twin narratives of a slave and his master’s daughter. Fara and her father’s slave, Tsito, have shared a tender intimacy since her father bought the young boy who’d been ripped away from his family after their forest village was destroyed. Now in Sahasoa, amongst the cattle and rice fields, everything is new for Tsito, and Fara at last has a companion to play with. But as Tsito looks forward toward the bright promise of freedom and Fara, backward to a twisted, long-denied family history, a rift opens that a rapidly shifting political and social terrain can only widen. As love and innocence fall away, their world becomes defined by what tyranny and superstition both thrive upon: fear. With captivating lyricism and undeniable urgency, Naivo crafts an unsentimental interrogation of the brutal history of nineteenth-century Madagascar as a land newly exposed to the forces of Christianity and modernity, and preparing for a violent reaction against them. Beyond the Rice Fields is a tour de force about the global history of human bondage and the competing narratives that keep us from recognizing ourselves and each other, our pasts and our destinies.

Beyond the Fields

Sanger Stories

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Author: Jyothi Bathina

Publisher: Booklocker.Com Incorporated

ISBN: 9781609102517

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 158

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Works by 8th grade English students at Fairmont School in Sanger, Calif. ; written under the direction of Stacy Lazzari and collected by Jyothi Bathina, as a part of the Literate Voices literacy project.

Beyond the Divide

Entangled Histories of Cold War Europe

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Author: Simo Mikkonen,Pia Koivunen

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1782388672

Category: History

Page: 335

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Cold War history has emphasized the division of Europe into two warring camps with separate ideologies and little in common. This volume presents an alternative perspective by suggesting that there were transnational networks bridging the gap and connecting like-minded people on both sides of the divide. Long before the fall of the Berlin Wall, there were institutions, organizations, and individuals who brought people from the East and the West together, joined by shared professions, ideas, and sometimes even through marriage. The volume aims at proving that the post-WWII histories of Western and Eastern Europe were entangled by looking at cases involving France, Denmark, Poland, Romania, Switzerland, and others.

Beyond the Blossoming Fields

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Author: Junichi Watanabe

Publisher: Alma Books

ISBN: 9781846880780

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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Born in Hokkaido, Jun'ichi Watanabe became interested in literature in high school. After graduating at Sapporo Medical University, he worked as an orthopaedic surgeon, but in 1969 he resigned his post and moved to Tokyo to pursue a full-time career as a writer. The recipient of prestigious literary awards such as the Naoki Prize and the Yoshikawa Eiji Prize, Watanabe has written numerous scientific texts as well as biographical books and works of fiction, many of which have been made into films.

Bourdieu’s Field Theory and the Social Sciences

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Author: James Albright,Deborah Hartman,Jacqueline Widin

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811053855

Category: Social Science

Page: 299

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Highlighting the conceptual work at the heart of Pierre Bourdieu’s reflexive sociology, this cutting edge collection operationalizes Bourdieusian concepts in field analysis. Offering a unique range of explorations and reflections utilizing field analysis, the eighteen chapters by prominent Bourdieusian scholars and early career scholars synthesize key insights and challenges scholars face when going ‘beyond the fields we know’. The chapters offer examples from discipline contexts as diverse as cultural studies, poetry, welfare systems, water management, education, journalism and surfing and provide demonstrations of theorizing within practical examples of field analysis. One of the foremost social philosophers and sociologists of the twentieth century, Bourdieu is widely known in cultural studies and education and his approaches are increasingly being taken up in health, social work, anthropology, family studies, journalism, communication studies and other disciplines where an analysis of the interplay between individuals and social structures is relevant. With its unique interdisciplinary focus, this book provides a useful guide to doing field analysis and working with Bourdieusian methods research, as well as key reading for methodology courses at post-graduate level.

Supersymmetry and String Theory

Beyond the Standard Model

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Author: Michael Dine

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107048389

Category: Science

Page: 608

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This fully updated second edition provides a thorough overview of string theory and supersymmetry and includes the groundbreaking Higgs discovery.

Beyond the Killing Fields

Voices of Nine Cambodian Survivors in America

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Author: Usha Welaratna

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804723725

Category: History

Page: 285

View: 1984

In 1975, after years of civil war, Cambodians welcomed the Khmer Rouge. Once in power, the regime closed Cambodia to the outside world. Four years later, when the Vietnamese invaded Cambodia and defeated the Khmer Rouge, the world learned how the Khmer Rouge had turned the country into killing fields. After the Vietnamese takeover, thousands of Cambodians fled their homeland. This book presents the Cambodian refugee experience through nine first-person narratives of men, women and children who survived the holocaust and have begun new lives in America.

Cliff Morgan

The Autobiography : Beyond the Fields of Play

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Author: Cliff Morgan,Geoffrey Nicholson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780340657416

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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The moving autobiography of the Welsh rugby hero. Morgan recounts his experiences from childhood in the Rhondda Valley through serious illness to a fulfilling life at the BBC.

Infinity

Beyond the Beyond the Beyond

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Author: Lillian R. Lieber

Publisher: Paul Dry Books

ISBN: 1589880366

Category: Mathematics

Page: 262

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This book offers an entertaining, yet thorough, explanation of the concept of, yes, infinity. Accessible to non-mathematicians, this book also cleverly connects mathematical reasoning to larger issues in society.

Beyond Eurocentrism and Anarchy

Memories of International Order and Institutions

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Author: S. Grovogui

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137083964

Category: Political Science

Page: 283

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This book re-evaluates 'international knowledge' in light of recent scholarship in the fields of hermeneutics, ethnography, and historiography regarding the 'non-West', the past, and the present of international society. It offers a view of the present in the form of a critique of Euro-centrism and occidentalist views of the postwar order.

Far Beyond the Field

Haiku by Japanese Women

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Author: Makoto Ueda

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231502796

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

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Far Beyond the Field is a first-of-its-kind anthology of haiku by Japanese women, collecting translations of four hundred haiku written by twenty poets from the seventeenth century to the present. By arranging the poems chronologically, Makoto Ueda has created an overview of the way in which this enigmatic seventeen-syllable form has been used and experimented with during different eras. At the same time, the reader is admitted to the often marginalized world of female experience in Japan, revealing voices every bit as rich and colorful, and perhaps even more lyrical and erotic, than those found in male haiku. Listen, for instance, to Chiyojo, who worked in what has been long thought of as the dark age of haiku during the eighteenth century, but who composed exquisitely fine poems tracing the smallest workings of nature. Or Katsuro Nobuko, who wrote powerfully erotic poems when she was widowed after only two years of marriage. And here, too, is a voice from today, Mayuzumi Madoka, whose meditations on romantic love represent a fresh new approach to haiku.

Neural Networks and Analog Computation

Beyond the Turing Limit

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Author: Hava T. Siegelmann

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 146120707X

Category: Computers

Page: 181

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The theoretical foundations of Neural Networks and Analog Computation conceptualize neural networks as a particular type of computer consisting of multiple assemblies of basic processors interconnected in an intricate structure. Examining these networks under various resource constraints reveals a continuum of computational devices, several of which coincide with well-known classical models. On a mathematical level, the treatment of neural computations enriches the theory of computation but also explicated the computational complexity associated with biological networks, adaptive engineering tools, and related models from the fields of control theory and nonlinear dynamics. The material in this book will be of interest to researchers in a variety of engineering and applied sciences disciplines. In addition, the work may provide the base of a graduate-level seminar in neural networks for computer science students.

Climate Refugees

Beyond the Legal Impasse?

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Author: Simon Behrman,Avidan Kent

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351613596

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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Current estimates of the numbers of people who will be forced from their homes as a result of climate change by the middle of the century range from 50 to 200 million. Therefore, even the most optimistic projections envisage a crisis of migration that will dwarf any we have seen so far. And yet attempts to develop legal mechanisms to deal with this impending crisis have reached an impasse that shows little sign of being overcome. This is in spite of the rapidly growing academic study and policy development in the area of climate change generally. 'Climate Refugees': Beyond the Legal Impasse? addresses a fundamental gap in academic literature and policy making – namely the legal ‘no-man’s land’ in which the issue of climate refugees currently resides. Past proposals for the regulation of climate-induced migration are evaluated, inter alia by their original authors, and the volume also looks at current attempts to regulate climate-induced migration, including by officials from the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the Platform on Displacement Disaster (PDD). Bringing together experts from a variety of academic fields, as well as officials from leading international organisations, this book will be of great interest to students and researchers of Environmental Law, Refugee Law, Human Rights Law, Environmental Studies and International Relations.