Empire of the Sun

Empire of the Sun
Title Empire of the Sun PDF eBook
Author J. G. Ballard
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Pages 294
Release 2005-03-07
Genre Fiction
ISBN 0743265238

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Jim, an eleven-year-old British schoolboy living in Shanghai in 1941, must learn to survive on his own when he is separated from his parents and sent to a Japanese prison camp

Lifting the Veil on the Lost Continent of Mu, the Motherland of Men

Lifting the Veil on the Lost Continent of Mu, the Motherland of Men
Title Lifting the Veil on the Lost Continent of Mu, the Motherland of Men PDF eBook
Author Jack Churchward
Publisher Ozark Mountain Publishing
Pages 200
Release 2011-08-01
Genre Body, Mind & Spirit
ISBN 1886940177

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A re-issue of the 1926 classic by James Churchward, The Lost Continent of Mu: Motherland of Men supplemented with fresh research and new material by the author's great-grandson. In the 1920s, James Churchward wrote a series of groundbreaking books about the lost continent of Lemuria which he called the land of Mu. The basic premises are these: • The Garden of Eden was not in Asia, but on a sunken continent in the Pacific Ocean. • The Biblical story of creation came not from the peoples of the Nile, but from this now submerged continent of Mu—the Motherland of Men. • Mu was an advanced civilization of 64 million inhabitants… He obtained the information by living with monks and translating unknown manuscripts. Over the years, his books have come to be considered occult classics. Now his great-grandson, Jack Churchward, has resurrected this valuable work and added his own research. Included: · The Lost Continent · The Land of Man’s Advent on Earth · Egyptian Sacred Volume, Book of the Dead · Symbols of Mu · North American’s Place Among the Ancient Civilizations · The Geological History of Mu · Ancient Religious Conceptions · Ancient Sacred Mysteries, Rites and Ceremonies

The Films of Steven Spielberg

The Films of Steven Spielberg
Title The Films of Steven Spielberg PDF eBook
Author Charles L. P. Silet
Publisher Scarecrow Press
Pages 318
Release 2002-10-02
Genre Performing Arts
ISBN 1461672821

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The Films of Steven Spielberg provides for the first time a collection of critical writings by professional film critics about the director and his films, bringing together many articles and reviews scattered in often inaccessible specialist publications and professional journals. The opinions vary from complimentary to critical, but they definitely provide a well-rounded view of the films and the director. Twelve of Spielberg's major box office sellers are represented in essays that vary complexity ranging from the heavily theoretical to the more general. For both film students and professionals in the film industry.

Empire of the Sun

Empire of the Sun
Title Empire of the Sun PDF eBook
Author James Graham Ballard
Publisher
Pages 0
Release 2008
Genre
ISBN 9780007815449

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The Return of the Native

The Return of the Native
Title The Return of the Native PDF eBook
Author Rebecca A. Earle
Publisher Duke University Press
Pages 378
Release 2007-12-28
Genre History
ISBN 0822388782

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Why does Argentina’s national anthem describe its citizens as sons of the Inca? Why did patriots in nineteenth-century Chile name a battleship after the Aztec emperor Montezuma? Answers to both questions lie in the tangled knot of ideas that constituted the creole imagination in nineteenth-century Spanish America. Rebecca Earle examines the place of preconquest peoples such as the Aztecs and the Incas within the sense of identity—both personal and national—expressed by Spanish American elites in the first century after independence, a time of intense focus on nation-building. Starting with the anti-Spanish wars of independence in the early nineteenth century, Earle charts the changing importance elite nationalists ascribed to the pre-Columbian past through an analysis of a wide range of sources, including historical writings, poems and novels, postage stamps, constitutions, and public sculpture. This eclectic archive illuminates the nationalist vision of creole elites throughout Spanish America, who in different ways sought to construct meaningful national myths and histories. Traces of these efforts are scattered across nineteenth-century culture; Earle maps the significance of those traces. She also underlines the similarities in the development of nineteenth-century elite nationalism across Spanish America. By offering a comparative study focused on Mexico, Guatemala, Colombia, Peru, Chile, and Ecuador, The Return of the Native illustrates both the common features of elite nation-building and some of the significant variations. The book ends with a consideration of the pro-indigenous indigenista movements that developed in various parts of Spanish America in the early twentieth century.

The Encyclopedia of Racism in American Films

The Encyclopedia of Racism in American Films
Title The Encyclopedia of Racism in American Films PDF eBook
Author Salvador Jimenez Murguía
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
Pages 824
Release 2018-04-12
Genre Performing Arts
ISBN 1442269065

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From D.W. Griffith’s Birth of a Nation in 1915 to the recent Get Out, audiences and critics alike have responded to racism in motion pictures for more than a century. Whether subtle or blatant, racially biased images and narratives erase minorities, perpetuate stereotypes, and keep alive practices of discrimination and marginalization. Even in the 21st century, the American film industry is not “color blind,” evidenced by films such as Babel (2006), A Better Life, (2011), and 12 Years a Slave (2013). The Encyclopedia of Racism in American Film documents one facet of racism in the film industry, wherein historically underrepresented peoples are misrepresented—through a lack of roles for actors of color, stereotyping, negative associations, and an absence of rich, nuanced characters. Offering insights and analysis from over seventy scholars, critics, and activists, the volume highlights issues such as: Hollywood’s diversity crisis White Savior films Magic Negro tropes The disconnect between screen images and lived realities of African Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, and Asians A companion to the ever-growing field of race studies, this volume opens up a critical dialogue on an always timely issue. The Encyclopedia of Racism in American Film will appeal to scholars of cinema, race and ethnicity studies, and cultural history.

White Skin, Dark Skin, Power, Dream

White Skin, Dark Skin, Power, Dream
Title White Skin, Dark Skin, Power, Dream PDF eBook
Author Francis Jarman
Publisher Wildside Press LLC
Pages 230
Release 2005-06-01
Genre Literary Criticism
ISBN 0809511886

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In this highly readable collection of essays, Francis Jarman ranges over such different topics as race, sex, the Second World War, detective novels, Kipling, torture, widow-burning, the Great Indian Novel, travel writing, the Srebrenica Massacre, the Indian Mutiny, and the reasons why writers write. What all the contributions have in common is a concern with problems of perception and communication across cultures. Complete with Notes, Bibliographies, and detailed Index.