A Companion to British-Jewish Theatre Since the 1950s

Author: Jeanette R. Malkin,Eckart Voigts,Sarah Jane Ablett

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350135976

Category: Drama

Page: 272

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The first of its kind, this companion to British-Jewish theatre brings a neglected dimension in the work of many prominent British theatre-makers to the fore. Its structure reflects the historical development of British-Jewish theatre from the 1950s onwards, beginning with an analysis of the first generation of writers that now forms the core of post-war British drama (including Tom Stoppard, Harold Pinter and Arnold Wesker) and moving on to significant thematic force-fields and faultlines such as the Holocaust, antisemitism and Israel/Palestine. The book also covers the new generation of British-Jewish playwrights, with a special emphasis on the contribution of women writers and the role of particular theatres in the development of British-Jewish theatre, as well as TV drama. Included in the book are fascinating interviews with a set of significant theatre practitioners working today, including Ryan Craig, Patrick Marber, John Nathan, Julia Pascal and Nicholas Hytner. The companion addresses, not only aesthetic and ideological concerns, but also recent transformations with regard to institutional contexts and frameworks of cultural policies.

Literarische Perspektiven auf den Kapitalismus

Author: Annika Gonnermann,Sina Schuhmaier,Lisa Schwander

Publisher: Narr Francke Attempto Verlag

ISBN: 382339343X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 275

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Über die Epochen hinweg haben sich literarische Werke und Genres explizit oder implizit mit dem Kapitalismus auseinandergesetzt. Doch gerade die vergangenen Jahrzehnte, in welchen der Kapitalismus nach Mark Fisher zum ausweglosen Vorstellungshorizont avanciert ist, zeugen von einer vermehrten Infragestellung des Kapitalismus in der literarischen Produktion sowie der Literaturwissenschaft. Vor diesem Hintergrund vereint der interdisziplinäre Sammelband Beiträge aus der Germanistik, Romanistik, Amerikanistik und Anglistik, die den Blick auf verschiedene zeitgenössische Manifestationen des globalen Kapitalismus und deren literarische oder filmische Repräsentationen richten.

Arrow and Superhero Television

Author: James F. Iaccino,Cory Barker,Myc Wiatrowski

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786497874

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 243

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"Insightful, thorough, and thought-provoking. This fascinating book offers a unique lens for viewers to both learn about and more deeply enjoy the superhero genre in television and movies."--Ryan M. Niemiec, Psy.D., author of Positive Psychology at the Movies and Movies and Mental Illness "Debuting on The CW in 2012, Arrow was meant to fill the void left by the end of Smallville. The series has been fairly successful throughout its broadcast run which is why it is surprising that it has taken so long for someone to undertake a scholarly analysis of the series. The new book Arrow and Superhero Television: Essays on Themes and Characters of the Series, edited by James F. Iaccino, Cory Barker and Myc Wiatrowski, serves to do just that and is a welcome addition to McFarland's popular culture listings. Essays in this collection explore a wide variety of the themes running throughout the series--such as the dance between liberal and conservative politics and the focus on objectification of the male body--as well as noting how fan interest and activism have shaped the course of the series' storylines. I highly recommend the book for anyone interested in Arrow and the superhero genre."--Sherry Ginn, editor of Marvel's Black Widow from Spy to Superhero. This collection of new essays focuses on The CW network's hit television series Arrow--based on DC Comic's Green Arrow--and its spin-offs The Flash, DC's Legends of Tomorrow and Supergirl. Comic book adaptations have been big business for film studios since Superman (1978) and in recent years have dominated at the box office--five of the 11 highest grossing films of 2016 were adapted from comics. Superheroes have battled across the small screen for considerably longer, beginning with The Adventures of Superman (1952-1958), though with mixed results. The contributors explore the reasons behind Arrow's success, its representation of bodies, its portrayal of women, its shifting political ideologies, and audience reception and influence on storylines.

Communications and Mobility

Author: David Morley

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119371627

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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Communications and Mobility is a unique, interdisciplinary look at mobility, territory, communication, and transport in the 21st century with extended case studies of three icons of this era: the mobile phone, the migrant, and the container box. Urges scholars in media and communication to return to broader conceptions of the field that include mobility of all kinds—information, people, and commodities Embraces perspectives from media studies, science and technology studies, sociology, media anthropology, and cultural geography Discusses ideas of virtual and embodied mobility, network geographies, de-territorialization, sedentarism, nomadology, connectivity, containment, and exclusion Integrates the often-neglected transport studies into contemporary communication studies and theories of globalization

Intelligence Sharing, Transnational Organized Crime and Multinational Peacekeeping

Author: Diane E. Chido

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319711830

Category: Political Science

Page: 98

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This book describes the problems of intelligence sharing among peacekeeping partners, mainly due to security concerns and a lack of policies and resources. The study posits that the current emphasis on violent extremism as a driver of conflict is misplaced, as TOC is a more pervasive cause, creating and exacerbating instability to increase its markets and capabilities and is an essential funding stream for violent extremists. The book identifies approaches to future missions emphasizing training and resourcing for analysts in the field.

Violence After War

Author: Michael J. Boyle

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421412578

Category: History

Page: 448

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The end of one war is frequently the beginning of another because the cessation of conflict produces two new challenges: a contest between the winners and losers over the terms of peace, and a battle within the winning party over the spoils of war. As the victors and the vanquished struggle to establish a new political order, incidents of low-level violence frequently occur and can escalate into an unstable peace or renewed conflict. Michael J. Boyle evaluates the dynamics of post-conflict violence and their consequences in Violence after War. In this systematic comparative study, Boyle analyzes a cross-national dataset of violent acts from 52 post-conflict states and examines, in depth, violence patterns from five recent post-conflict states: Bosnia, Rwanda, Kosovo, East Timor, and Iraq. In each of the case studies, Boyle traces multiple pathways through which violence emerges in post-conflict states and highlights how the fragmentation of combatants, especially rebel groups, produces unexpected and sometimes surprising shifts in the nature, type, and targets of attack. His case studies are based on unpublished data on violent crime, including some from fieldwork in Kosovo, East Timor, and Bosnia, and a thorough review of narrative and witness accounts of the attacks. The case study of Iraq comes from data that Boyle obtained directly from U.S. Central Command, published here for the first time. Violence after War will be essential reading for all those interested in political violence, peacekeeping, and post-conflict reconstruction.

An Economic History of Organized Crime

Author: Dennis M. P. McCarthy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136705821

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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Written in non-specialist language, An Economic History of Organized Crime provides an original overview of a crucial problem of our times: the growing scourge of global organized crime. This book can be read with profit by the general public, but it also has value for academic specialists and professionals in law enforcement.

Flight MH17, Ukraine and the new Cold War

Author: Kees van der Pijl

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 1526131102

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

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A revealing investigation of the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 amid the Ukrainian civil war, emphasising the geopolitical and economic context of the West’s standoff with Russia, the BRICS bloc, and the struggles over the EU’s energy supply.

Organized Crime

Author: Jay S. Albanese

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317522109

Category: Social Science

Page: 392

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Organized Crime: From the Mob to Transnational Organized Crime, Seventh Edition, provides readers with a clear understanding of organized crime, including its definition and causes, how it is categorized under the law, models to explain its persistence, and the criminal justice response to organized crime, including investigation, prosecution, defense, and sentencing. This book offers a comprehensive survey, including an extensive history of the Mafia in the United States; a legal analysis of the offenses that underlie organized crimes; specific attention to modern manifestations of organized crime activity, such as human smuggling, Internet crimes, and other transnational criminal operations; and the application of ethics to the study of organized crime. A new section has been added on threat assessment in organized crime. Chapters are enhanced by updated photos, tables, charts, and critical thinking exercises that help students apply concepts to actual organized crime cases. Every chapter includes two student-friendly special features: Organized Crime Biography and Organized Crime at the Movies. A glossary gives students a quick reference for looking up important definitions of organized crime-related terms, and a Timeline of Organized Crime in the United States highlights important events in the history of organized crime.

Organized Crime in Our Times

Author: Jay S. Albanese

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317522079

Category: Political Science

Page: 424

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Organized Crime Biography: Paddy Whacked: The Untold Story of the Irish American Gangster; Organized Crime at the Movies: Blow; References to Chapter 2; 3 Characteristic Organized Crimes II: Infiltration of Business, Extortion, and Racketeering; Infiltration of Business and Government; Extortion; Protection Rackets; Jobs for Sale; Under Color of Official Right; Critical Thinking Exercise 3.1: The Case of Repaying a Loan; Racketeering; Hidden Ownership and Skimming Profits; I Didn't Know My Property Was a Crackhouse; The Secretive Nature of Criminal Enterprises