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A Dirty South Manifesto Sexual Resistance and Imagination in the New South

A Dirty South Manifesto Sexual Resistance and Imagination in the New South

Author: L.H. Stallings Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/12/2019

From the shutdown of Planned Parenthood clinics and the rising rates of HIV to anti-marriage equality and bathroom bills, the New South is the epicenter of the new sex wars. Issues of reproductive freedom, HIV/AIDS, partner rights and transgender rights reveal a new and unacknowledged era of southern reconstruction centered on gender and sexuality. In A Dirty South Manifesto, L.H. Stallings confronts us with the roots of this radical sexual resistance in the New South, one that is anti-racist, decolonial, and transnational. For people within these economically disenfranchised segments of society, the sexually and gender marginalized, and the racially oppressed, the south has been a sexual dystopia. Throughout this short book, Stallings offers several hard-hitting manifestoes for the new sex wars. With her focus on black, contemporary southern life, Stallings offers a calling for anyone who has ever imagined a way of living beyond white supremacist heteropatriarchy.

A Dirty South Manifesto Sexual Resistance and Imagination in the New South

A Dirty South Manifesto Sexual Resistance and Imagination in the New South

Author: L.H. Stallings Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/12/2019

From the shutdown of Planned Parenthood clinics and the rising rates of HIV to anti-marriage equality and bathroom bills, the New South is the epicenter of the new sex wars. Issues of reproductive freedom, HIV/AIDS, partner rights and transgender rights reveal a new and unacknowledged era of southern reconstruction centered on gender and sexuality. In A Dirty South Manifesto, L.H. Stallings confronts us with the roots of this radical sexual resistance in the New South, one that is anti-racist, decolonial, and transnational. For people within these economically disenfranchised segments of society, the sexually and gender marginalized, and the racially oppressed, the south has been a sexual dystopia. Throughout this short book, Stallings offers several hard-hitting manifestoes for the new sex wars. With her focus on black, contemporary southern life, Stallings offers a calling for anyone who has ever imagined a way of living beyond white supremacist heteropatriarchy.

Geronimo: Prisoner of Lies Twenty-Three Years as a Prisoner of War, 1886-1909

Geronimo: Prisoner of Lies Twenty-Three Years as a Prisoner of War, 1886-1909

Author: W. Michael Farmer Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/12/2019

When Geronimo and his warriors surrendered to the US Army, General Miles made a number of promises for the surrender terms that were in fact false. Geromino: Prisoner of Lies provides insights into how Chiricahua prisoners of war lived while held in captivity by the United States Army in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries as seen through the eyes of their war leader Geronimo. The indignities and lies they suffered, and how they maintained their tribal culture in the face of great pressure to change or vanish entirely, are brought to life and provided new context through this book.

Equality at the Ballot Box Votes for Women on the Northern Great Plains

Equality at the Ballot Box Votes for Women on the Northern Great Plains

Author: Lori Ann Lahlum Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/11/2019

On 10 December 1869, the governor of Wyoming Territory signed the first full woman suffrage bill in the history of the United States. Suffragists in the neighboring territories of Montana and Dakota believed their prospects were similarly bright. Over the next twenty years, however, organizers' efforts to secure votes for women met only limited success. While suffragists hoped the territories' respective bids for statehood in 1889 and 1890 would change their fortunes, only Wyoming enshrined voting rights for all in its state constitution. The fight for full woman suffrage on the Northern Great Plains would take another three decades. In Equality at the Ballot Box, editors Lori Ann Lahlum and Molly P. Rozum have compiled a set of original essays that illuminate key aspects of the movement. Here, scholars uncover previously untold stories of the women who traveled immense distances to win over a diverse, often contentious public. Essential for understanding the larger picture of woman suffrage, including the significance of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union, school suffrage, and the anti-suffrage movement, this volume reveals the impact this isolated, rural region had on women's rights nationwide. The contributors to Equality at the Ballot Box build upon classic woman suffrage scholarship and develop new ideas that capture the spirit of suffrage on the Northern Great Plains. For the first time, the region's unique circumstances are considered, including significant populations of European immigrants and American Indians as well as harsh climates and sprawling landscapes. By turning scholarly attention to this understudied area, Lahlum and Rozum start a long-needed conversation and point to rich avenues for further exploration.

The Routledge Handbook of French Politics and Culture

The Routledge Handbook of French Politics and Culture

Author: Aurelien Mondon Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/11/2019

The Routledge Handbook of French Politics and Culture provides a detailed survey of the highly differentiated field of research on French politics, society and culture across the social sciences and humanities. The handbook includes contributions from the most eminent authors in their respective fields who bring their authority to bear on the task of outlining the current state-of-the art research in French Studies across disciplinary boundaries. As such, it represents an innovative as well as an authoritative survey of the field, representing an opportunity for a critical examination of the contrasts and the continuities in methodological and disciplinary orientations in a single volume. The Routledge Handbook of French Politics and Culture will be essential reading and an authoritative reference for scholars, students, researchers and practitioners involved in, and actively concerned about, research on French politics, society and culture.

Crime, Poverty and Survival in the Middle East and North Africa The 'Dangerous Classes' Since 1800

Crime, Poverty and Survival in the Middle East and North Africa The 'Dangerous Classes' Since 1800

Author: Stephanie Cronin Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/11/2019

The concept of the dangerous classes was born in a rapidly urbanizing and industrializing nineteenth century Europe. It described all those who had fallen out of the working classes into the lower depths of the new societies, surviving by their wits or various amoral, disreputable or criminal strategies. This included beggars and vagrants, swindlers, pickpockets and burglars, prostitutes and pimps, ex-soldiers, ex-prisoners, tricksters, drug-dealers, the unemployed or unemployable, indeed every type of the criminal and marginal. This book examines the dangerous classes in the Middle East and North Africa. It studies their lives and the strategies they used to avoid, evade, cheat, placate or, occasionally, resist, the authorities. Chapters cover the narratives of their lives; the social conditions in which they emerged; their relationship with respectable society and especially with the police; also their political inclinations and their role in shaping systems and institutions of discipline and control. The book re-interprets history by putting these marginal social groups and classes at the centre of analysis. In restoring agency to these men, women and children, it investigates how our understanding of the Middle East and North Africa changes when examined from this vital new perspective.

The Internationalisation of the Labour Question Ideological Antagonism, Workers' Movements and the ILO since 1919

The Internationalisation of the Labour Question Ideological Antagonism, Workers' Movements and the ILO since 1919

Author: Stefano Bellucci Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/11/2019

This edited collection is a global history of workers' organisations since 1919, the year when the International Labour Organisation (ILO), the Comintern and the International Federation of Trade Unions were formed. This historical moment represents a caesura in labour history as it epitomises the beginning of what the editors and the contributors in this book call the internationalisation of the labour question. The case studies in this centenary volume analyse the relationship between global workers' organisations and the new ideological confrontation between liberal capitalism, socialism and communism since the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia. Workers' organisations, trade unions in particular, grew in importance and managed to organise internationally, forming alliances cemented by ideology and sustained by international institutional bodies or centrals. In the nascent capitalist versus communist struggle, trade unions thrived. Is it mere coincidence that today's decline of unionism coincides with the end of ideological antagonism? This book emphasises important global labour issues such as gender as well as international workers' histories from Latin America, Asia and Africa.

Lakota America A New History of Indigenous Power

Lakota America A New History of Indigenous Power

Author: Pekka Hamalainen Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/11/2019

The first comprehensive history of the Lakota Indians and their profound role in shaping America's history This first complete account of the Lakota Indians traces their rich and often surprising history from the early sixteenth to the early twenty-first century. Pekka Hamalainen explores the Lakotas' roots as marginal hunter-gatherers and reveals how they reinvented themselves twice: first as a river people who dominated the Missouri Valley, America's great commercial artery, and then-in what was America's first sweeping westward expansion-as a horse people who ruled supreme on the vast high plains. The Lakotas are imprinted in American historical memory. Red Cloud, Crazy Horse, and Sitting Bull are iconic figures in the American imagination, but in this groundbreaking book they emerge as something different: the architects of Lakota America, an expansive and enduring Indigenous regime that commanded human fates in the North American interior for generations. Hamalainen's deeply researched and engagingly written history places the Lakotas at the center of American history, and the results are revelatory.

Histories of Women's Work in Global Sport A Man's World?

Histories of Women's Work in Global Sport A Man's World?

Author: Georgia Cervin Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/11/2019

Sport has never been a man's world. As this volume shows, women have served key roles not only as athletes and spectators, but as administrators, workers, decision-makers, and leaders in sporting organizations around the world. Contributors excavate scarce archival material to uncover histories of women's work in sport, from swimming teachers in nineteenth-century England to national sports administrators in twentieth-century Cote d'Ivoire, and many places in between. Their work has been varied, holding roles as teachers, wives, and secretaries in sporting contexts around the world, often with diplomatic functions-including at the 1968 and 1992 Olympic Games. Finally, this collection shows how gender initiatives have developed in sporting institutions in Europe and international sport federations today. With a foreword by Gregory Quin and afterword by Anais Bohuon, this is a pioneering study into gender and women's work in global sport.

Muhammad

Muhammad

Author: Maxime Rodinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/11/2019

A classic account of the life and thought of the Prophet Mohammad and the development of early Islam from one of the most historians of the twentieth century. Rodinson's lucid and engaging study situates the prophet in his social context, opening the world of the early seventh-century Middle East. The development of Islam helped to knit together the most antagonistic tribes and peoples under a common purpose, transforming Arabia from a nomadic to a settled society. In the book, Rodinson studies the development of Mohammad's thought, the role of ideology in the development of Islam, and the economic and social context in which it developed.

The History and Politics of Exhumation Royal Bodies and Lesser Mortals

The History and Politics of Exhumation Royal Bodies and Lesser Mortals

Author: Michael L. Nash Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/11/2019

This book argues that a serious, scholarly study on exhumation is long overdue. Examining more well-known cases, such as that of Richard III, the Romanovs, and Tutankhamen, alongside the more obscure, Michael Nash explores the motivations beyond exhumation, from retribution to repatriation. Along the way, he explores the influence of Gothic fiction in the eighteenth century, the notoriety of the Ressurection Men in the nineteenth century, and the archeological heyday of the twentieth century.

Workers, Unions and Truck Wages in British Society The Fight for Real Wages, 1820-1986

Workers, Unions and Truck Wages in British Society The Fight for Real Wages, 1820-1986

Author: Christopher Frank Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/11/2019

Despite the dramatic expansion of consumer culture from the beginning of the eighteenth century onwards, and the developments in retailing, advertising and credit relationships in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, there were a significant number of working families in Britain who were not fully free to consume as they chose. These employees were paid in truck, or in goods rather than currency. This book will explore and analyse the changing ways that truck and workplace deductions were experienced by different groups in British society, arguing that it was far more common than has previously been acknowledged. This analysis brings to light issues of class and gender, the discourse of free trade, popular politics and protest, the development of the trade union movement, and the use of the legal system as an instrument for bringing about social and legal change. It will be of great interest to scholars of social history, economic history, gender history, labour history, and historians of the law.