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." --
Otiso, “Kenya in the Crosshairs,” 111, 116, 128; Ted Robert Gurr, “Some
Characteristics of Political Terrorism in the 1960s,” in The Politics of Terrorism,
Third Edition, Revised and Expanded, ed. Michael Stohl (New York: Marcel
Dekker, 1988); ...
Author: Richard J. Chasdi
Even though terrorism poses an increasing threat to multinational companies, corporate leaders can thwart attacks by learning to navigate the complexities of foreign governments, social unrest, and cultural dissonance. • Covers different operational environments • Offers strategies for minimizing risk, such as shortening supply chains and creating redundancies to mitigate cyberattacks or physical threats • Discusses the use of corporate intelligence about local conditions to create effective security measures and track future safety trends • Suggests that multinational corporations work together to achieve economies of scale in antiterrorism services and to establish partnerships with local governments
Crosshairs. and. Crossroads. I. 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 ...
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.
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Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This book unlocks the meaning of more than 5,000 idioms used in American English today.
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.
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.
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: Freedom House
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.
It was an ideal firing position, 100 meters to the crossroads, covered at the side
by an earth mound with bushes. “Tanks coming from the left, we will fire on the
two point tanks.” Gunner Poggendorf had the first tank in the crosshairs, and the
Author: Will Fey
Publisher: Stackpole Books
The Waffen SS were considered the elite of the German armed forces in the Second World War and were involved in almost continuous combat. From the sweeping tank battle of Kursk on the Russian front to the bitter fighting among the hedgerows of Normandy and the last great offensive in the Ardennes, forever immortalized in history as the Battle of the Bulge, these men and their tanks made history.
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.
London Deluna is the daughter of the moon godded Rhiannon.
Author: Chryssandra Slowe
London Deluna is the daughter of the moon godded Rhiannon.All London and her sisters want is to do their job and live in peace. But when you and your sisters are the guardians of a magic town, things can get a little complicated.Someone is trying to wake up a dangerous force that sleeps deep within the Nexus, and London and her sisters are caught in the cross hairs. There's no question that London and her sisters have the power to defeat the enemy. The question is; How much will they have to sacrifice to protect their town?
Ronald Reagan and his people , on the other hand , entered office with an
extreme perception of global Soviet designs reminiscent of a bygone era , and
immediately discovered Central America in the crosshairs . According to Reagan
' s first ...
Author: Todd R. Greentree
In Crossroads of Intervention, Todd Greentree argues that there are many valuable lessons to be learned about the nature of irregular warfare from the experiences of the United States in Central America during the final decade of the Cold War. This first comprehensive Strategy and policy analysis of U.S. intervention in Central America examines the origins, dynamics, and termination of the Sandinista insurrection in Nicaragua, the Salvadoran government's decade-long Conuterinsurgency against the FMLN, and the Contra insurgency against the Sandinistas. Greentree establishes the historical, political, and conceptual relationship between U.S. involvement in the Central American, wars, the Vietnam War and the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, while laying the foundation for an expanded understanding of the fundamental and recurring nature of insurgency, and intervention. U.S. involvement in Central America during the 1280s clearly demonstrates the costs, risks, and limits of intervention and the use of force in internal conflicts. The consequences of such involvement, he warns, must not be forgotten. Hispanic Heritage Month Reading List.
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.
... the crossroads and in the crosshairs: Social welfare policy and low-income
women's vulnerability to domestic violence. Social Problems, 54, 188–210.
Raphael, J. (2000). Saving Bernice: Battered women, welfare, and poverty.
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.
It seemed as if snipers' crosshairs covered every open window and rubble-strewn
crossroads. To his shock, Sparks learned that in the suburb of Schweinheim,
Company L had attacked across open fields and lost all of its officers in just five ...
Author: Alex Kershaw
The untold story of the bloodiest and most dramatic march to victory of the Second World War—soon to be a Netflix original series starring Jose Miguel Vasquez, Bryan Hibbard, and Bradley James “Exceptional . . . worthy addition to vibrant classics of small-unit history like Stephen Ambrose’s Band of Brothers.”—Wall Street Journal Written with Alex Kershaw's trademark narrative drive and vivid immediacy, The Liberator traces the remarkable battlefield journey of maverick U.S. Army officer Felix Sparks through the Allied liberation of Europe—from the first landing in Italy to the final death throes of the Third Reich. Over five hundred bloody days, Sparks and his infantry unit battled from the beaches of Sicily through the mountains of Italy and France, ultimately enduring bitter and desperate winter combat against the die-hard SS on the Fatherland's borders. Having miraculously survived the long, bloody march across Europe, Sparks was selected to lead a final charge to Bavaria, where he and his men experienced some of the most intense street fighting suffered by Americans in World War II. And when he finally arrived at the gates of Dachau, Sparks confronted scenes that robbed the mind of reason—and put his humanity to the ultimate test.
... drinking, religion, God, suffering, death, hell, heaven, spirits, etc. 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. 'Will I sink or
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.