Author: Roy Richard Grinker
Publisher: Basic Book
Keywords: autism, world, remapping, minds, unstrange
Number of Pages: 352
Published: 2008-01-29
List price: $15.95
ISBN-10: 0465027644
ISBN-13: 9780465027644

This global exploration of autism by an award-winning scientist--and father of an autistic child--shows that an apparent "epidemic" signals surprising new promise for better diagnosis and treatment. When anthropologist Richard Grinker’s daughter was diagnosed with autism in 1994, it occurred in only about 1 in every 10,000 children. Within ten years, rates had skyrocketed, and the media was declaring autism an epidemic. Unstrange Minds documents Grinker’s quest across the globe to discover the surprising truth about why autism is so much more common today. Grinker shows that the i

Author: T. J. Pempel
Publisher: Cornell University Pre
Keywords: studies, political, economy, cornell, region, east, asia, construction, remapping
Number of Pages: 334
Published: 2005-01-13
List price: $23.95
ISBN-10: 0801489091
ISBN-13: 9780801489099

An overarching ambiguity characterizes East Asia today. The region has at least a century-long history of internal divisiveness, war, and conflict, and it remains the site of several nettlesome territorial disputes. However, a mixture of complex and often competing agents and processes has been knitting together various segments of East Asia. In Remapping East Asia, T. J. Pempel suggests that the region is ripe for cooperation rather than rivalry and that recent "region-building" developments in East Asia have had a substantial cumulative effect on the broader canvas of international politics.

Authors:Jens Andermann, William Rowe,
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Keywords: america, remapping, cultural, history, latin, state, power, iconography, culture, images
Number of Pages: 320
Published: 2006-10-20
List price: $27.95
ISBN-10: 1845452127
ISBN-13: 9781845452124

In Latin America, where even today writing has remained a restricted form of expression, the task of generating consent and imposing the emergent nation-state as the exclusive form of the political, was largely conferred to the image. Furthermore, at the moment of its historical demise, the new, ’postmodern’ forms of sovereignty appear to rely even more heavily on visual discourses of power. However, a critique of the iconography of the modern state-form has been missing. This volume is the first concerted attempt by cultural, historical and visual scholars to address the political

Author: Sucheng Cha
Publisher: AltaMira Pre
Keywords: asian, pacific, americans, perspectives, history, american, remapping, critical
Number of Pages: 304
Published: 2003-10-22
List price: $37.95
ISBN-10: 0759104808
ISBN-13: 9780759104808

Remapping Asian American History discusses new frameworks such as transnationalism, the political contexts of international migrations, and a multipolar approach to the study of contemporary U.S. race relations. Collectively, the essays in this volume challenge some long-held assumptions about Asian-American communities and point to new directions in Asian American historiography.

Authors:Felipe Hernndez, Peter Kellett, Lea K. Allen,
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Keywords: america, remapping, cultural, history, latin, perspectives, informal, city, critical, rethinking
Number of Pages: 249
Published: 2009-11
List price: $70.00
ISBN-10: 1845455827
ISBN-13: 9781845455828

Latin American cities have always been characterized by a strong tension between what is vaguely described as their formal and informal dimensions. However, the terms formal and informal refer not only to the physical aspect of cities but also to their entire socio-political fabric. Informal cities and settlements exceed the structures of order, control and homogeneity that one expects to find in a formal city; therefore the contributors to this volume - from such disciplines as architecture, urban planning, anthropology, urban design, cultural and urban studies and sociology - focus on altern

Author: Jos David Saldvar
Publisher: University Of California Press
Keywords: american, studies, crossroads, cultural, border, remapping, matters
Number of Pages: 298
Published: 1997-12-01
List price: $45.00
ISBN-10: 0520206819
ISBN-13: 9780520206816

Border Matters locates the study of Chicano culture in a broad social context. Jos Saldvar examines issues of representation and expression in a diverse, exciting assortment of texts--corridos, novels, poems, short stories, punk and hip-hop music, ethnography, paintings, performance, art, and essays. Saldvar provides a sophisticated model for a new kind of U.S. cultural studies, one that challenges the homogeneity of U.S. nationalism and popular culture by foregrounding the contemporary experiences and historical circumstances facing Chicanos and Chicanas.This intellectually adventurous, po

Author: M. Kinder
Publisher: Harwood Academic (Performing Arts)
Keywords: review, film, video, quarterly, amp, journal, postfranco, cinema, special, issue, remapping
Number of Pages: 134
Published: 1991-01
List price: unknow
ISBN-10: 3718605449
ISBN-13: 9783718605446
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