This work provides seeks to foster a better understanding of the multifaceted phenomenon of political Islam, especially in the context of the post-Arab Spring Middle East.
This book offers a political reading of Russian and American films in the Yeltsin era. It explores how both Russian cinema’s and Hollywood’s representation of the “partner” relied on old strategies to preserve claims of national superiority.
This is a guidebook for art students at the college level (BA, BFA, MFA, PhD). Compared to other books on critique, this book is more colorful, more engaging, and less formal.
This is a study of the concept of God, not from the perspective of any religious tradition, but rather as belief in a supernatural entity as has prevailed through the ages. It adopts the assumption of model-based reality, as currently prevalent in physics and some branches of philosophy.
This study takes a new look at the literary system from the perspective of network theory, and discusses who the key players are in the Afrikaans poetry network from 2000 to 2012.
The plays selected for this anthology reflect the issues and styles typical of the new wave of dramatic writing in Russia.
This book explores the intriguing cinematic world of Quentin Tarantino.
This book traces the significant history of the U.S. Consular Service, America's principal representation abroad through most its history.
This book offers a colorful and penetrating look at African cultural norms and imperatives at the core of African political and economic performance over the past half-century.
This book looks at how, the United States engaged in a complex effort to rebuild security, development, and governance in Afghanistan, all while fighting a low-intensity war.
The book relates the untold story of the efforts of the U.S. Department of State to train the first Filipino career diplomats before and after Philippine independence in July 1946.
A memoir, based on the author’s memorable experiences as a CIA’s agent on the island of Saipan, in Japan, in Burma, in the Vietnam War,in Korea, and ten years in the White House, working for Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, and George H. Bush.
This is the story of the critical role played by Radio Free Europe during the Cold War, as recounted by veteran RFE official J. F. Brown, who served as director from 1978 to 1983.
This book chronicles a career in writing poetry, broadcasting, publishing, teaching, and writing for theater.
This is a collection of postmodern poetry that explores the intensities and nuances of feminist expression. The poems address the subjects of family, the natural world, and contemporary society.
The poems in this volume, based on events in the author’s life, explore the 1960s culture of secrecy surrounding alcoholism and depression and their effects on herself as a young girl.
This collection of humorous verses will afford some amusement to those who already know something about Russian/Soviet history, and may inspire those who do not to explore this subject in a serious way.