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📒Evicted From Eternity ✍ Michael Herzfeld
✏Evicted from Eternity Book Summary : Modern Rome is a city rife with contradictions. Once the seat of ancient glory, it is now often the object of national contempt. It plays a significant part on the world stage, but the concerns of its residents are often deeply parochial. And while they live in the seat of a world religion, Romans can be vehemently anticlerical. These tensions between the past and the present, the global and the local, make Rome fertile ground to study urban social life, the construction of the past, the role of religion in daily life, and how a capital city relates to the rest of the nation. Michael Herzfeld focuses on Rome’s historic Monti district and the wrenching dislocation caused by rapid economical, political, and social change. Evicted from Eternity tells the story of the gentrification of Monti—once the architecturally stunning home of a community of artisans and shopkeepers now displaced by an invasion of rapacious real estate speculators, corrupt officials, dithering politicians, deceptive clerics, and shady thugs. As Herzfeld picks apart the messy story of Monti’s transformation, he ranges widely over many aspects of life there and in the rest of the city, richly depicting the uniquely local landscape of globalization in Rome.
📒Africa In Europe ✍ Eve Rosenhaft
✏Africa in Europe Book Summary : Africa in Europe goes beyond the still-dominant American and transatlantic focus of disapora studies, examining the experiences of black and white Africans, Afro-Caribbeans, and African Americans in Western Europe, Britain, and the former Soviet Union from the end of the nineteenth century to the beginning of the twenty-first. Exploring a huge range of border-crossing experiences across and within Africa and Europe, it examines topics such as ethnic and cultural boundaries, working across the color line, and the limits of solidarity. With contributions from scholars in social history, art history, anthropology, cultural studies, and literary studies, as well from a novelist and a filmmaker, it offers a broad look at the intersection of Africa and Europe at all levels, from family and community to culture and politics.
📒Medieval Rome ✍ Chris Wickham
✏Medieval Rome Book Summary : Medieval Rome analyses the history of the city of Rome between 900 and 1150, a period of major change in the city. This volume doesn't merely seek to tell the story of the city from the traditional Church standpoint; instead, it engages in studies of the city's processions, material culture, legal transformations, and sense of the past, seeking to unravel the complexities of Roman cultural identity, including its urban economy, social history as seen across the different strata of society, and the articulation between the city's regions. This new approach serves to underpin a major reinterpretation of Rome's political history in the era of the 'reform papacy', one of the greatest crises in Rome's history, which had a resonance across the entire continent. Medieval Rome is the most systematic analysis ever made of two and a half centuries of Rome's history, one which saw centuries of stability undermined by external crisis and the long period of reconstruction which followed.
📒The Oxford Handbook Of The Archaeology Of The Contemporary World ✍ Paul Graves-Brown
✏The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of the Contemporary World Book Summary : It has been clear for many years that the ways in which archaeology is practised have been a direct product of a particular set of social, cultural, and historical circumstances - archaeology is always carried out in the present. More recently, however, many have begun to consider how archaeological techniques might be used to reflect more directly on the contemporary world itself: how we might undertake archaeologies of, as well as in the present. This Handbook is the first comprehensive survey of an exciting and rapidly expanding sub-field and provides an authoritative overview of the newly emerging focus on the archaeology of the present and recent past. In addition to detailed archaeological case studies, it includes essays by scholars working on the relationships of different disciplines to the archaeology of the contemporary world, including anthropology, psychology, philosophy, historical geography, science and technology studies, communications and media, ethnoarchaeology, forensic archaeology, sociology, film, performance, and contemporary art. This volume seeks to explore the boundaries of an emerging sub-discipline, to develop a tool-kit of concepts and methods which are applicable to this new field, and to suggest important future trajectories for research. It makes a significant intervention by drawing together scholars working on a broad range of themes, approaches, methods, and case studies from diverse contexts in different parts of the world, which have not previously been considered collectively.
📒The Ambiguous Allure Of The West ✍ Rachel V. Harrison
✏The Ambiguous Allure of the West Book Summary : The book brings studies of modern Thai history and culture into dialogue with debates in comparative intellectual history, Asian cultural studies, and postcolonial studies. It takes Thai Studies in new directions through case studies of the cultural hybridity and ambivalences that have emerged from the manifold interactions between Siam/Thailand and the West from 1850 to the present day.
📒Alliance Eternity ✍ Daniel Giroux
✏Alliance Eternity Book Summary : When Robyn and Ariel meet for the first time, they are captivated by each other; even so, neither could possibly predict the journey they are about to take together. Together, they will come to discover the true meaning of the term soul mate. But soon after they discover one another, they find themselves pulled into a complicated conflict that is ripping their world apart. The two become pawns in a deadly struggle for power as the decisions, struggles, personal histories, and future aspirations of those around them wrap the two deeper into paths they never envisioned. Each new development tests their evolving relationship, and only they can protect what they have built together. Their adventures bring them to a place where they must confront what awaits everyone beyond the veil of death. Through it all, they must choose to embrace the inevitable growth that comes from suffering. Can love triumph over fear? Will they ever know the truth? Each must now enter the battle over what they believe and what they choose to endure on their own. They have access to a source of guidance not accessible to all, and their quest is to fulfill personal destinies. In the end, what is your quest?
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📒Two Seconds From Eternity ✍ Charlie R. Brown
✏Two Seconds from Eternity Book Summary : Two Seconds From Eternity is Charlie R. Brown's finest work. It is a personal account of his own lifetime of phenomenal paranormal experiences, as well as a glimpse into dreams, angels and the works of other modern psychics. His style and honesty are refreshing.
📒Siege Of The Spirits ✍ Michael Herzfeld
✏Siege of the Spirits Book Summary : What happens when three hundred alleged squatters go head-to-head with an enormous city government looking to develop the place where they live? As anthropologist Michael Herzfeld shows in this book, the answer can be surprising. He tells the story of Pom Mahakan, a tiny enclave in the heart of old Bangkok whose residents have resisted authorities’ demands to vacate their homes for a quarter of a century. It’s a story of community versus government, of old versus new, and of political will versus the law. Herzfeld argues that even though the residents of Pom Mahakan have lost every legal battle the city government has dragged them into, they have won every public relations contest, highlighting their struggle as one against bureaucrats who do not respect the age-old values of Thai/Siamese social and cultural order. Such values include compassion for the poor and an understanding of urban space as deeply embedded in social and ritual relations. In a gripping account of their standoff, Herzfeld—who simultaneously argues for the importance of activism in scholarship—traces the agile political tactics and styles of the community’s leadership, using their struggle to illuminate the larger difficulties, tensions, and unresolved debates that continue to roil Thai society to this day.
📒200 Days To Eternity ✍ A. Okion Ojigbo
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