In the Realm of the Diamond Queen

Author: Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400843472

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

View: 9492


In this highly original and much-anticipated ethnography, Anna Tsing challenges not only anthropologists and feminists but all those who study culture to reconsider some of their dearest assumptions. By choosing to locate her study among Meratus Dayaks, a marginal and marginalized group in the deep rainforest of South Kalimantan, Indonesia, Tsing deliberately sets into motion the familiar and stubborn urban fantasies of self and other. Unusual encounters with her remarkably creative and unconventional Meratus friends and teachers, however, provide the opportunity to rethink notions of tradition, community, culture, power, and gender--and the doing of anthropology. Tsing's masterful weaving of ethnography and theory, as well as her humor and lucidity, allow for an extraordinary reading experience for students, scholars, and anyone interested in the complexities of culture. Engaging Meratus in wider conversations involving Indonesian bureaucrats, family planners, experts in international development, Javanese soldiers, American and French feminists, Asian-Americans, right-to-life advocates, and Western intellectuals, Tsing looks not for consensus and coherence in Meratus culture but rather allows individual Meratus men and women to return our gaze. Bearing the fruit from the lively contemporary conversations between anthropology and cultural studies, In the Realm of the Diamond Queen will prove to be a model for thinking and writing about gender, power, and the politics of identity.

The Diamond Queen

Author: Andrew Marr

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0230760945

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 6369


With the flair for narrative and the meticulous research that readers have come to expect, in The Diamond Queen Andrew Marr turns his attention to the monarch – and to the monarchy, chronicling the Queen’s pivotal role at the centre of the state, which is largely hidden from the public gaze, and making a strong case for the institution itself. Arranged thematically, rather than chronologically, Marr dissects the Queen’s political relationships, crucially those with her Prime Ministers; he examines her role as Head of the Commonwealth, and her deep commitment to that Commonwealth of nations; he looks at the drastic changes in the media since her accession in 1952 and how the monarchy – and the monarch – have had to change and adapt as a result. Indeed he argues that under her watchful eye, the monarchy has been thoroughly modernized and made as fit for purpose in the twenty-first century as it was when she came to the throne and a ‘new Elizabethan age’ was ushered in.

Elizabeth II

Author: Rod Smith

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788466816076

Category: Elizabeth Queen of Great Britain II, 1926

Page: 96

View: 2875


Queen Elizabeth II came to the throne of Great Britain when she was just twenty-six. Now in her eighties, she has been head of state of Britain and the Commonwealth for more than sixty years. During her long reign she has witnessed huge changes and dramatic events, while also living through difficult times in her private life. In 2012 the Diamond Jubilee celebrated her sixty years on the throne as a shining example of devotion to duty, hard work and perserverance through good times and bad. Elizabeth is truly 'A Diamond Queen'.

The Diamond Queen of Singapore

Author: Ian Hamilton

Publisher: House of Anansi

ISBN: 1487002076

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 6704


In the latest thrilling novel in the Ava Lee series, Ava launches an investigation into a fraudulent investment scheme that sends her around the globe on the trail of illegal diamonds, drug smuggling, and offshore banking. Ava and Pang Fai are in Toronto to attend a party at the home of Ava’s mother, Jennie Lee. When Ava’s best friend, Mimi, fails to appear, Ava goes looking for her. She finds Mimi at home, distraught over the death of her father, who has taken his own life after losing the family’s savings in a fraudulent investment scheme. Moved to avenge this tragedy and recover the stolen money, Ava launches an investigation that takes her to cities on three continents. As she tracks the money, Ava is thrust into the underworld of illegal diamond trading, international drug smuggling, and the world’s most secretive offshore banking haven. Along the way, a number of Ava’s old friends offer their assistance—from her business partner, May Ling Wong, to her ge ge, the Mountain Master of Shanghai, Xu. Most poignant of all, Ava is visited in her dreams by Uncle, who offers her much-needed guidance as she confronts a new face of power and corruption.

The Art of Card Reading at Bridge

Author: Fred L. Karpin

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486217876

Category: Games

Page: 232

View: 2428


This book addresses players of intermediate calibre who seek the inspiration or advantage that will catapult their play and ranking to peak heights. Karpin, a Life Master known as the first contemporary advocate of 4-3-2-1- point-count bidding, has taught the advantage to over 30,000 pupils, and to many more through his numerous, clearly written books.

Serials and Series

Author: Buck Rainey

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476604487

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 331

View: 3279


While many fans remember The Lone Ranger, Ace Drummond and others, fewer focus on the facts that serials had their roots in silent film and that many foreign studios also produced serials, though few made it to the United States. The 471 serials and 100 series (continuing productions without the cliffhanger endings) from the United States and 136 serials and 37 series from other countries are included in this comprehensive reference work. Each entry includes title, country of origin, year, studio, number of episodes, running time or number of reels, episode titles, cast, production credits, and a plot synopsis.

The Five Sedgwicks

Author: Michael Zmuda

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476617813

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 272

View: 340


Individually and together, The Five Sedgwicks are among the unsung heroes of early filmmaking in Hollywood. Their work took them from vaudeville to silent film, through the studio era and into the Golden Age of television. By the late 1920s the Sedgwick siblings were well-known motion picture personalities: Edward was satirized by actor Harry Gribbon as an enthusiastic comedy director in King Vidor’s 1928 silent comedy hit Show People; Josie was a star of Western films and was presented the honorific title of “Queen of the Roundup”; Universal Films promoted Eileen as their “Queen of the Serial.” This book details the family’s extensive contributions to the entertainment industry.

Queen Elizabeth II: Monarch

Author: Victoria Arbiter

Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 1502624443

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

View: 4985


Queen Elizabeth II’s life has been scrutinized since her uncle Edward VIII renounced the throne and her father was crowned King George VI in 1937. As the first monarch to allow television crews into the royal home, the only head of state remaining to have served in uniform during the Second World War, and the longest serving monarch in British history, the queen is beloved throughout the world. Queen Elizabeth II has become an unlikely source of feminist pride and remains a pillar of unity. This book features an intimate gaze into the life of British royalty and how the Windsors have come to challenge tradition.