Syria Speaks: Art and Culture from the Frontline

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Saqi Books #ad - Contributors includeinternationally renowned artists and writers, Samar Yazbek, such asAli Ferzat, Khaled Khalifa and Robin Yassin-Kassab. The book includes 108 colour illustrations. In syria, culture has become a critical line of defenceagainst tyranny. Syria speaks is a celebration of a people determined toreclaim their dignity, freedom and self-expression.

Syria Speaks: Art and Culture from the Frontline #ad - Saqi Books. Itshowcases the work of over fifty artists and writers whoare challenging the culture of violence in Syria. Theirliterature, cartoons, poems and songs, political postersand photographs document and interpret the momentouschanges that have shifted the frame of reality so drasticallyin Syria. Moving and inspiring, Syria Speaks is testament to thecourage, creativity and imagination of the Syrian people.

A unique anthology providing a window into Syrian art andwriting since the uprising.

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When Peace Is Not Enough: How the Israeli Peace Camp Thinks about Religion, Nationalism, and Justice

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University of Chicago Press #ad - Navigating a complex set of arguments about ethnicity, and offering a different approach to the renegotiation and reimagination of national identity and citizenship, and peace, boundaries, Omer pushes the conversation beyond the bounds of the single narrative and toward a new and dynamic concept of justice—one that offers the prospect of building a lasting peace.

. Born in adversity but purportedly nurtured by liberal ideals, Israel has never known peace, experiencing instead a state of constant war that has divided its population along the stark and seemingly unbreachable lines of dissent around the relationship between unrestricted citizenship and Jewish identity.

When Peace Is Not Enough: How the Israeli Peace Camp Thinks about Religion, Nationalism, and Justice #ad - By focusing on the perceptions and histories of israel’s most marginalized stakeholders—Palestinian Israelis, Arab Jews, and non-Israeli Jews—Atalia Omer cuts to the heart of the Israeli-Arab conflict, demonstrating how these voices provide urgently needed resources for conflict analysis and peacebuilding.

The state of israel is often spoken of as a haven for the Jewish people, a place rooted in the story of a nation dispersed, wandering the earth in search of their homeland.

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Religious Nationalism: A Reference Handbook Contemporary World Issues

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ABC-CLIO #ad - Religious Nationalism: A Reference Handbook Contemporary World Issues #ad - This book tackles the assumptions behind common understandings of religious nationalism, exploring the complex connections between religion, nationalism, conflict, and conflict transformation. Speeches of political and religious leaders • Chronologies of conflicts in such places as Israel-Palestine, Sri Lanka, and the former Yugoslavia.

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The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: A Very Short Introduction Very Short Introductions

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Oxford University Press #ad - The conflict between palestine and israel is one of the most highly publicized and bitter struggles of modern times, a dangerous tinderbox always poised to set the Middle East aflame--and to draw the United States into the fire. In this accessible and stimulating Very Short Introduction, Martin Bunton illuminates the history of the problem, reducing it to its very essence.

Whatever the area of study that one deems important or appealing, whatever the topic that fascinates the general reader, the Very Short Introductions series has a handy and affordable guide that will likely prove indispensable. Each chapter starts with an examination of the relationships among people and events that marked particular years as historical stepping stones in the evolution of the conflict, including the 1897 Basle Congress, the 1917 Balfour Declaration and British occupation of Palestine, and the 1947 UN Partition Plan and the war for Palestine.

Adopting a fresh and original approach, Bunton explores the Palestinian-Israeli dispute in twenty-year segments, to highlight the historical complexity of the conflict throughout successive decades. Oxford university Press, USA. Not simply a textbook of definitions, each volume in this series provides trenchant and provocative--yet always balanced and complete--discussions of the central issues in a given discipline or field.

The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: A Very Short Introduction Very Short Introductions #ad - Providing a clear and fair exploration of the main issues, Bunton explores not only the historical basis of the conflict, but also looks at how and why partition has been so difficult and how efforts to restore peace continue today. About the series: oxford's very short introductions series offers concise and original introductions to a wide range of subjects--from Islam to Sociology, Literary Theory to History, Politics to Classics, and Archaeology to the Bible.

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The Arab Spring: Pathways of Repression and Reform

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Oxford University Press #ad - Several years after the Arab Spring began, democracy remains elusive in the Middle East. Why did regime change take place in only four Arab countries and why has democratic change proved so elusive in the countries that made attempts? This book attempts to answer those questions. The arab spring that resides in the popular imagination is one in which a wave of mass mobilization swept the broader Middle East, toppled dictators, and cleared the way for democracy.

First, by accounting for the full range of variance: from the absence or failure of uprisings in such places as Algeria and Saudi Arabia at one end to Tunisia's rocky but hopeful transition at the other. The reality is that few Arab countries have experienced anything of the sort. Elsewhere in the Arab world uprisings were suppressed, subsided or never materialized.

The Arab Spring: Pathways of Repression and Reform #ad - Brownlee, masoud, and reynolds find that the success of domestic uprisings depended on the absence of a hereditary executive and a dearth of oil rents. Oxford university Press, USA. While tunisia made progress towards some type of constitutionally entrenched participatory rule, the other countries that overthrew their rulers-Egypt, Yemen, and Libya-remain mired in authoritarianism and instability.

Structural factors also cast a shadow over the transition process. Second, by examining the deep historical and structure variables that determined the balance of power between incumbents and opposition.

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After the Last Sky: Palestinian Lives

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Columbia University Press #ad - Oxford university Press, USA. A searing portrait of palestinian life and identity that is at once an exploration of Edward Said's unclaimable past and a testimony to the lives of those living in exile. Oxford university Press USA.

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Pedagogy of the Oppressed, 30th Anniversary Edition

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Continuum #ad - The methodology of the late Paulo Freire has helped to empower countless impoverished and illiterate people throughout the world. Freire's work has taken on especial urgency in the United States and Western Europe, where the creation of a permanent underclass among the underprivileged and minorities in cities and urban centers is increasingly accepted as the norm.

Pedagogy of the Oppressed, 30th Anniversary Edition #ad - With a substantive new introduction on freire's life and the remarkable impact of this book by writer and Freire confidant and authority Donaldo Macedo, this anniversary edition of Pedagogy of the Oppressed will inspire a new generation of educators, students, and general readers for years to come. Oxford university Press, USA.

Oxford university Press USA. Bloomsbury Academic. First published in portuguese in 1968, Pedagogy of the Oppressed was translated and published in English in 1970 .

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WOMEN, RELIGION, PEACEBUILDING: Illuminating the Unseen

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United States Institute of Peace #ad - WOMEN, RELIGION, PEACEBUILDING: Illuminating the Unseen #ad - Oxford university Press, USA. Women, religion, and peacebuilding: illuminating the unseen examines the obstacles and opportunities that women religious peace builders face as they navigate both the complex conflicts they are seeking to resolve and the power dynamics in the institutions they must deal with in order to accomplish their goals.

Oxford university Press USA. Bloomsbury Academic.

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Little Book of Conflict Transformation: Clear Articulation Of The Guiding Principles By A Pioneer In The Field The Little Books of Justice and Peacebuilding Series

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Good Books #ad - Social Policy. John Lederach. John paul lederach is internationally recognized for his breakthrough thinking and action related to conflict on all levels—person-to-person, factions within communities, warring nations. Bloomsbury Academic. Its practice, says Lederach, requires "both solutions and social change.

It asks not simply "how do we end something not desired?" but "how do we end something destructive and build something desired?" How do we deal with the immediate crisis, as well as the long-term situation? What disciplines make such thinking and practices possible?This title is part of The Little Books of Justice and Peacebuilding series.

Little Book of Conflict Transformation: Clear Articulation Of The Guiding Principles By A Pioneer In The Field The Little Books of Justice and Peacebuilding Series #ad - War and Peace. He explores why "conflict transformation" is more appropriate than "conflict resolution" or "management. But he refuses to be drawn into impractical idealism. Topics include:defining conflict transformationconflict and changeConnecting Resolution and TransformationCreating a Map of ConflictDeveloping Our CapacitiesAnd much more!Firmly rooted in faith and Mennonite teachings, and related to the popular concept of restorative justice, conflict transformation is an idea with a deep reach.

Oxford university Press USA. A guide to conflict resolution, or as the author prefers, “conflict transformation” that emphasizes the importance of building relationships and social structures through a radical respect for human rights and life. This clearly articulated statement offers a hopeful and workable approach to conflict—that eternally beleaguering human situation.

Oxford university Press, USA.

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Reporting Conflict: New Directions in Peace Journalism New Approaches to Peace and Conflict

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University of Queensland Press #ad - John Lederach. Oxford university Press USA. Social Policy. War and Peace. Journalists control our access to news. By pitching stories from particular angles, media set the agenda for public debate. In reporting conflict, jake Lynch and Johan Galtung challenge reporters to tell the real story of conflicts around the world.

The dominant kind of conflict reporting is what Lynch and Galtung call war journalism: conflicts are seen as good versus evil, and the score is kept with body counts. The media's handling of 9/11 and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq highlight the one-sided reporting that war journalism creates. Politics & Government.

Reporting Conflict: New Directions in Peace Journalism New Approaches to Peace and Conflict #ad - Peace journalism uses a wider lens: why not report what caused the conflict, and how it might be resolved? Lynch and Galtung show how journalists could have taken a broader approach to reporting conflicts like the Korean War and the NATO bombing of Kosovo to spark a more constructive public debate. This provocative book is essential reading for everyone who wants the media to tell the whole truth about conflict.

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We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled: Voices from Syria

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Custom House #ad - John Lederach. The government’s ferocious response, and the refusal of the demonstrators to back down, sparked a brutal civil war that over the past five years has escalated into the worst humanitarian catastrophe of our times. Some of the testimonies are several pages long, eloquent narratives that could stand alone as short stories; others are only a few sentences, poetic and aphoristic.

Oxford university Press, USA. Yet despite all the reporting, the stories of ordinary Syrians remain unheard, the video, and the wrenching photography, while the stories told about them have been distorted by broad brush dread and political expediency. Long-listed for the carnegie medalreminiscent of the work of nobel prize winner Svetlana Alexievich, war, an astonishing collection of intimate wartime testimonies and poetic fragments from a cross-section of Syrians whose lives have been transformed by revolution, and flight.

We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled: Voices from Syria #ad - Against the backdrop of the wave of demonstrations known as the Arab Spring, in 2011 hundreds of thousands of Syrians took to the streets demanding freedom, democracy and human rights. Together, courage, they cohere into an unforgettable chronicle that is not only a testament to the power of storytelling but to the strength of those who face darkness with hope, and moral conviction.

Politics & Government. Based on interviews with hundreds of displaced Syrians conducted over four years across the Middle East and Europe, We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled is a breathtaking mosaic of first-hand testimonials from the frontlines. This fierce and poignant collection changes that. Oxford university Press USA.

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