More narrowly, it traces the emergence and evolution of two foundational national myths: the story of the Illyrian origins of the Albanian nation and the narrative of the 1389 Kosovo battle.
Author: Matvey Lomonosov
"The dissertation employs comparative historical methods to investigate the development of Albanian and Serbian national identity over the last two centuries. More narrowly, it traces the emergence and evolution of two foundational national myths: the story of the Illyrian origins of the Albanian nation and the narrative of the 1389 Kosovo battle. The study focuses on micro- and meso-level processes, the life course of mythmakers and specific historical situations. For this, it relies on archival data from Albania, Bosnia, Kosovo, Montenegro and Serbia and a wide body of published primary and secondary historical sources. The dissertation is composed of four separate articles. In the first article, I offer evidence that the Kosovo myth, which is often seen as a "crucial" supporting case for ethno-symbolist theory, is a modern ideological construct. The second article contributes to debates on the global spread of nationalism in the generalist, diaspora studies and long-distance nationalism literatures. The article observes that the idea of Illyrian origins was brought to Albania from outside by the early Albanian-speaking diaspora. This suggests that scholars need to pay more attention to the agency of diaspora members and migrants in the global spread of nationalism. The third article discovers that imperialist archaeologists significantly contributed to the construction of national identity and the establishment of the nationalist research tradition in Albania. These conclusions question the existing dichotomy between imperialism and nationalism in the generalist scholarship. Finally, the fourth article explores the emergence of an Albanian counter-myth in the 1980s and 1990s to the 1389 Kosovo battle narrative. It offers evidence that the counter-myth emerged as a moral reaction of self-perceived "saviors of the nation." Therefore, the literatures on nationalist mythology and national identity construction can benefit by focusing more on the moral dimension of nationalism, the relatively recent history of socialization institutions, and the interactive dynamics of identity politics. Overall, the dissertation highlights the historical and culturally parochial face of nationalism. Analyzing the life-course of nationalist mythmakers in specific historical situations, the dissertation finds that the social location of individuals and groups at the crossroads and crosshairs of alien and native influences breeds exclusionary nationalism. The mechanisms of this causal link can be diverse: ideational, emotional, institutional, and habitual. More broadly, the dissertation contributes to ongoing scholarly discussions on the role of ethnicity in nationalism, the worldwide spread of nationalism, the nature of the nation-state model, the relationship between imperialism and nationalism and the interactive, processual and dynamic character of nationhood." --
Technological Progress, Spiritual Evolution, and the Dawn of the Nuclear Age
Garth J. Hallett ... on the Soviet's largesse, while drawing himself and his regime
squarely and hazardously into the nexus of America's nuclear crosshairs. With all
Author: Garth J. Hallett
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Humanity at the Crossroads attempts to answer questions regarding the effect of technological progress on our lives. This book concludes that the very technology which threatens to destroy us, not merely its more favorable offshoots, is itself the catalyst for that better world we may yet hope to inhabit.
The key challenge in a region of diverse religions, kin-based groupings, and
pluralist societies is how secular ... Second, Lebanese women find themselves
caught between sect and nation, in the crosshairs of the dual legal system, which
Author: Nelia Hyndman-Rizk
Thirty years after the end of the civil war, Lebanese women are still struggling for gender equality. This study builds on recent scholarship on women's activism in the Arab world, in the context of the Arab Spring. It examines how discourses of secularism and equal civil rights have informed the contemporary Lebanese women's movement in their campaigns for a domestic violence law, women's nationality rights, a women's quota in parliament, the reform of personal status law and the recognition of civil marriage. This book argues that women are caught between sect and nation, due to Lebanon's plural legal system, which makes a division between religious and civil law. While both jurisdictions allocate women relational rights, guided by the logic of patrilineal descent, women's inequality is central to the reproduction of sectarian difference and patriarchal control within the confessional political system, as a whole.
PREFACE Today, the United States of America is at a crossroads in its
relationship with the people of the Muslim world. For centuries, interaction and
strife between Western countries (predominately Christian), and Muslims, has
Author: Paul Barber
Che Guevara cultists are wrecking the lives of Lisa and her young daughter. Yet Che has been dead for over thirty years. His body was discovered beneath an airstrip in Bolivia in 1997. How does he reach beyond the grave to torment Lisa? Is there some connection between an old ex-Marine and the trouble? Is it possible that an innocent Doberman Pinscher can provide a solution and stop the terror? How can a dog that is given five stars for loyalty by the American Kennel Club be considered unfaithful? Everything starts with a red-haired bitch on a warm and rainy night - really.
creeps : The moment she met Billy , cross hairs she got the creeps . in the cross
hairs crisp in a position to be criticized or ... at cross purposes during crop this
crisis . crop up crossroads to appear by chance Officials fear at a crossroads that
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This book unlocks the meaning of more than 5,000 idioms used in American English today.
Astute, intrepid, engaging and raw, this is the debut book of an Engineer, Ms. Rimli Bhattacharya, who left her corporate career to follow her passion. The book weaves a bouquet of human emotions.
Author: RIMLI BHATTACHARYA
Publisher: Notion Press
This book is a pot-pourri of tales of bravery, angst, emotions, love, betrayal and mental illness. Astute, intrepid, engaging and raw, this is the debut book of an Engineer, Ms. Rimli Bhattacharya, who left her corporate career to follow her passion. The book weaves a bouquet of human emotions. The stories revolve around the lives of their protagonists, who are all in the crossroads of life, having to make difficult decisions. Overall, it will make for an appealing and intriguing read.
This work discusses Balochistan's failure to secure independence in August 1947, including the Anglo-US quest for military bases and post-1945 dominance.
Author: Sandhya Jain
Publisher: K W Publishers Pvt Limited
Pakistan's growing proximity to a China-led new geopolitical order and a Turkey-led potential 'caliphate' pose new challenges to India and the world. The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor traverses territory that legally belongs to India, and enables China to expand its footprint on land and sea routes to Europe, the Middle East, up to Africa and even South America. These developments highlight the strategic importance of Balochistan, which stands at the crossroads of Afghanistan, Iran and the Gulf. This work discusses Balochistan's failure to secure independence in August 1947, including the Anglo-US quest for military bases and post-1945 dominance. It traces the distinct identity of the Balochs that forms the basis of Baloch nationalism, along with successive insurgencies since 1948, their brutal suppression, and the emergence of powerful guerrilla groups. The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor straddles the Silk Road Economic Belt and Maritime Silk Road and gives China command of a geostrategic sphere from Xinjiang to the Mediterranean Sea and beyond, making it a two-ocean power, while swamping Islamabad in untold debt. Finally, China's vision for a new international order via the Border and Road Initiative contrasts with India's gentler neighbourhood policy; it has triggered the evolution of the Indo-Pacific concept from a purely maritime idea to a geopolitical one. India is adamant that Beijing should not achieve a Sino-centric unipolar Asia, as a multipolar Asia is a critical pillar of a multipolar world. Balochistan is strategically located at the crossroads of Afghanistan, Iran and the Gulf, at the mouth of the Strait of Hormuz, through which the bulk of Asia's supply of oil passes. To control the Gulf region and secure their military bases in northwestern India, London tried to make Balochistan accede to Pakistan prior to Partition, and encouraged Mohammad Ali Jinnah to annex the territory. Ahmad Yar Khan, the Khan of Kalat, struggled in vain to regain the independence he was entitled to under the 1876 treaty with the British Crown.
Crosshairs is the story of three desperate individuals grappling with a world that places money and hidden desires above all else.
Author: Matt Fitzpatrick
Publisher: Green Place Books
Crosshairs is the story of three desperate individuals grappling with a world that places money and hidden desires above all else. Their unique advantage, unlike the drones of the rest of the world, is that they are devoid of any pesky morals that could get in the way of achieving their desires.
pondered the week, and the images of crosshairs and crossroads floated into my
mind. Sometimes you feel you're caught in the crosshairs, the aim directed at you.
Other times, you are the one aiming through the crosshairs. We focus with ...
Author: Beth Chapman
At the age of fifty-seven the author took three years off from life to learn to listen to her heart and nature. We are not taught to listen. We often do not have someone who will really listen. This book offers meditations offered during her silence so others will know they do not journey alone.
God's Word in Your Mouth Will Recreate Your World KELECHUKWU O. OKAFOR
... The Word of God is The Solution to your Confusion You may right now be in
the crosshairs ofconfusion, at a crossroad hailed by a crossfire of life's artillery.
Author: KELECHUKWU O. OKAFOR
Publisher: WestBow Press
The power of the spoken word is one of life’s greatest mysteries. All that you will ever be or accomplish hinges on how you choose to govern what comes out of your mouth. It Is Written identifies several real-life emotions we all battle with daily and provides God’s word ‘readily-paraphrased’ to enable you speak forth and release His power into your life. This book will help you get started, but nothing can replace the time you spend reading the Bible. As you Speak God’s Word, you receive the ability to live in peace all the days of your life. “This book you will want to keep on your shelf accessible at all times. To collate the Word of God into sections representing issues all mankind face is of enormous benefit. I want to personally thank the writer, a young man with a busy schedule, for undertaking such a useful task. It enables one to see what the Word of God has to say on a particular area of our lives. For me, I can see it being an invaluable quick reference resource that modern society demands of me.” Wyn Price, senior pastor, Hillingdon Pentecostal Church, Uxbridge, UK.
2009. “House Passes Bill to Expand College Aid.” New York Times, Sept. 18.
Lichtblau, Eric. 2010. “Lobbying Imperils Overhaul of Student Loans.” New York
Times. February 5. Luhby, Tami. 2010. “Mortgage Tax Break in the Cross-hairs.
Author: Lawrence R. Jacobs
Publisher: Oxford University Press
The 2010 election serves as a bookend to one of the remarkable political periods in recent U.S. history. Amidst a profound economic crisis, Americans elected an African American to the presidency and massive Democratic majorities to Congress. Beginning in 2009, the President and Congress put forward a sweeping agenda to both address the economic crisis and enact progressive policies that liberals had been advocating for decades. Within a year and a half, they would pass health care reform and financial reform alongside a stimulus package of nearly a trillion dollars. Democrats also rescued the auto industry via a partial government takeover and expanded the Bush administration's incipient program for saving the banking sector by pouring hundreds of billions of dollars into it. Finally, the Obama administration dramatically increased our commitment in Afghanistan while simultaneously winding down our presence in Iraq. In Obama at the Crossroads, eminent political scientists Desmond King and Larry Jacobs have gathered some of the best scholars in American politics to take stock of this extraordinary period. Covering the financial crisis, health care reform, racial politics, foreign policy, the nature of Obama's leadership, and the relationship between the administration's agenda and broader progressive goals, this will serve as a comprehensive overview of the key issues facing the Obama administration as it entered office.
Retrieved March 4, 2008, from http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/poverty.html
Purvin, D. (2007). At the crossroads and in the crosshairs: Social welfare policy
and low-income women's vulnerability to domestic violence. Social Problems, 54
Author: Claire M. Renzetti
Designed to advance knowledge about violence against women and to serve as an inspiration to those studying or working in the field, this companion reader's 20 original articles focus first on theoretical and methodological issues, then on types of violence against women, and finally on prevention and direct intervention. Readers will find a wide range of articles that draw attention to the global dimensions of violence against women and the importance of taking into account political, economic, and cultural differences across diverse groups of people. While the book's articles are designed as companion pieces to the chapters in the Second Edition of the Sourcebook, this reader may also be used as a stand-alone text by those researching specific topics, such as diversity issues, conducting trainings, or teaching advanced courses, such as international social work.
Meanwhile , Iran is in the throes of the harshest crackdown since the 1979
Islamist revolution , with women and student activists , media , and Iranian -
American scholars and aid workers in the crosshairs . The Crossroads 2007
evaluation of ...
Author: Sanja Kelly
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Countries at the Crossroads is an annual survey of government performance in 30 key countries worldwide that are at a critical crossroads in determining their political future. Crossroads provides a unique comparative tool for assessing government performance in the areas of civil liberties, rule of law, anticorruption and transparency, and accountability and public voice. Through narratives, numerical scores, and specific policy recommendations, the survey is an indispensable tool for policymakers, scholars, and the international community.
At the crossroads there were the signs of a new enemy shell : a charred crater
and shrapnel embedded in the green marble ... I squatted on the ground and
closed one eye exactly like a sharpshooter squinting through the crosshairs of a
Author: Habib Ahmadzadeh
Publisher: Mazda Pub
"Chess with the Doomsday Machine (Shatranj ba Mashin-e Qiamat) is a novel by Habib Ahmadzadeh (b. 1964) about the Iran-Iraq War (1980-88). It is set in Ahmadzadeh's native Abadan, a city located on an island near the Persian Gulf. Because of its importance to the Iranian petroleum industry, Abadan was the target of heavy bombardments during the early stages of the conflict. Using an advanced radar system developed in Europe, Iraqi forces were able to hone in on Iranian artillery emplacements almost as soon as they fired. It is the task of the narrator, a young Basiji (volunteer paramilitary) spotter, to locate the radar so it can be destroyed. The novel paints a striking tableau of a city under siege, not only inhabited - as one would expect - by a variety of soldiers, but also by two Armenian priests, a retired oil refinery engineer, and a prostitute and her young daughter." "Chess with the Doomsday Machine avoids the kind formulaic patriotism and hagiography found in much of "Holy Defense" (defa'-e moqaddas: an official Iranian term for the conflict) fiction in two ways. First, it indulges a type of black humor used in such war satires as Joseph Heller's Catch 22 and, second - and more profoundly - it examines how wartime conditions throw the ephemeral nature of human existence into high relief. As the novel progresses, the narrator's journey evolves from a simple search-and-destroy mission into a quest for meaning among the surreal sights of the besieged city: an improvised "shark aquarium"; a ravaged farmer's market; rows of bombed-out homes; an ice cream freezer that doubles as a morgue; and an incomplete seven-story building that miraculously survives the Iraqi shelling to become the stage for the novel's chief theme."--BOOK JACKET.