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Subject:       Southeast Asia, cultural citizenship, ethnic identity
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          Edited by Renato Rosaldo
Cultural Citizenship in Island Southeast Asia
/Nation and Belonging in the Hinterlands/
Publication Date:     October 2003
237 pages, 6 x 9 inches, 1 map
Clothbound:    $60.00  0-520-22747-6  u39.95
$24.95 0-520-22748-4  u16.95

    "This important book, full of new and original perspectives, will be
    of great interest to students and specialists of Southeast Asia. It
    also makes important contributions to the anthropological and
    historical study of cultural citizenship, postcolonial nation
    building, and the dynamics of ethnic identity."--Suzanne Brenner,
    author of /The Domestication of Desire: Women, Wealth, and Modernity
    in Java /

    "This stimulating volume of essays makes a very strong contribution
    to an understanding of how pre-modern cultural diversity in some
    parts of Southeast Asia have been reconfigured as modern states have
    promoted distinctive and powerfully backed 'imagingings' of
    nation."--Charles Keyes, author of /Social Memory and Crises of
    Modernity: Politics of Identity in Thailand and Laos/

    "This tightly focused and high quality volume will make an important
    contribution to Southeast Asian studies, while connecting the rich
    ethnographic literature of that region with a set of contemporary
    theoretical questions that transcend geographic areas."--James
    Ferguson, author of /Expectations of Modernity: Myths and Meanings
    of Urban Life on the Zambian Copperbelt/


Nation-building and the construction of citizenship, so often
conducted--or coerced--from the center, are all too commonly studied
from the center as well. This book moves the view of cultural
citizenship to the periphery--specifically to the perspective of
hinterland groups in Indonesia, the Philippines, and Sarawak, East
Malaysia--to show that notions of nationhood and citizenship are not
given, but created in dialogue between the state and local communities.

Written by an emergent generation of anthropologists, these essays
address the question of how the identities of peoples whose lives are
"marginal" to the modern nation-state have nonetheless been shaped by
the impingement of the nation-state on their worlds. Together, these
essays make a powerful contribution to understanding how cultural
diversity in some parts of Southeast Asia has been reconfigured as
modern states have promoted distinctive and powerfully-backed
"imaginings" of nations.



Introduction: The Borders of Belonging
--Renato Rosaldo
1. The Martyr and the Mayor: On the Politics of Identity in the Southern
--Patricia Horvatich
2. Moro, Muslim, or Filipino? Cultural Citizenship as Practice and Process
--Lanfranco Blanchetti-Revelli
3. The Forest and the Nation: Negotiating Citizenship in Sarawak, East
--J. Peter Brosius
4. Who Appears in the Family Album? Writing the History of Indonesia's
Revolutionary Struggle
--Jane Monnig Atkinson
5. Citizens as Spectators: Citizenship as a Communicative Practice on
the Eastern Indonesian Island of Sumba
--Joel C. Kuipers
6. The News in the Provinces
--Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing

List of Contributors

Renato Rosaldo is Lucie Stern Professor in the Social Sciences and
Professor of Cultural and Social Anthropology at Stanford University and
the author of /Culture and Truth: The Remaking of Social Analysis
/(1989) and /Ilongot Headhunting, 1883-1974: A Study in Society and
History /(1980).


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Subject:       HIV/AIDS, silence, disclosure, trust
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Mortal Secrets
Truth and Lies in the Age of AIDS
    Robert Klitzman, M.D., and Ronald Bayer, Ph.D.

$42.00 hardcover 0-8018-7427-0 (20 ctn qty)
2003 236 pp.

In the era of the Internet and /Oprah/, in which formerly taboo
information is readily available or freely confided, secrecy and privacy
have in many ways given way to an onslaught of confession. Yet for those
who are HIV positive, decisions about disclosure of their diagnosis
force them to confront intimate, fundamental, and rarely discussed
questions about truth, lies, sex, and trust.

Drawing from interviews with over seventy gay men and women, intravenous
drug users, sex workers, bisexual men, and heterosexual men and women,
the authors provide a detailed portrait of moral, social, and
psychological decision making. The interviews convey the complex
emotions of love, lust, longing, hope, despair, and fear that shape
individual dilemmas about whether to disclose to, deceive, or trust
others concerning this disease. Some of those interviewed revealed their
diagnosis widely; others told no one. Some struggled and ultimately told
their partners; others spoke in codes or half-truths. One woman
discovered her husband's diagnosis in a diary; when confronted, he
denied it.

Each year in the United States, 40,000 new cases of HIV arise, yet
approximately one-third of the 900,000 Americans who are infected do not
know it. As treatments have improved, unsafe sexual behavior has
increased and efforts at prevention have stalled. Many of those infected
continue to fear and experience rejection and discrimination. Addressing
broad debates about the nature of secrecy, morality, and silence, this
book explores public policy questions in the light of the nuanced,
private decisions that are shaping the course of an epidemic and have
broader indications for all.

"In /Mortal Secrets/, Klitzman and Bayer explore how we weigh the
benefits of secrecy against the hazards of truth telling. This is a
timeless question that is destined to become more and more important as
the incidence of HIV rises. I was moved by the wonderful voices captured
in this book, the voices of people wrestling with issues that are at the
core of relationships; /Mortal Secrets/ is illuminating and
groundbreaking." Abraham Verghese, author of /My Own Country: A Doctor's

"In this pioneering work, Bayer and Klitzman shed light not only on the
complex and poorly understood world of communicating about HIV but also
on the realities of morality as it is lived in the real world of frail
and fallible human beings trying to talk about the most intimate matters
imaginable. It is easy to advise our children and one another to always
tell the truth. As /Mortal Secrets/ reveals, that injunction can be and
is applied in a variety of ways and with great nuance when the subjects
at hand are sex, infection, and the transmission of disease. This study
shows in ways poignant and telling that being ethical, while desirable,
is neither simple nor easy." Arthur L. Caplan, University of Pennsylvania

"The women and men who people the pages of this book are not
philosophers or humanistic scholars. But out of their lived experiences
as individuals infected by HIV, or as partners of those who are, they
speak with wrenched insight and authority about the deep and complex
moral issues with which their situations have confronted them. Through
the medium of their startlingly frank interview-testimonies, we hear
them grapple with questions about truth and lies, candor and deception,
secrecy and disclosure, silence and communication, physical and psychic
intimacy, risk and safety, the reciprocity of trust, and responsibility
for the protection of self and of known and unknown others. These
questions are not confined to the realm of HIV/AIDS. They are
fundamental to the viability and meaning of human relationships, and to
life in society."  Rene C. Fox, University of Pennsylvania

"The ethical dilemmas of modern life are all too often discussed in
general terms via presumptive rules and imagined examples. In /Mortal
Secrets/, Klitzman and Bayer describe HIV-positive individuals
struggling to decide when and when not to inform lovers, relatives, or
friends of their condition through the troubled, eloquent, and above all
concrete testimonies of those individuals themselves. The result is a
powerful and moving portrait of moral deciding as it actually
happens?practically, specifically, in the midst of fear, suffering, and
the incertitudes of love."  --Clifford Geertz

"/Mortal Secrets/ takes up the question of truthtelling, but not from
the philosopher's armchair. Klitzman and Bayer have confronted truth and
lying face to face with sufferers from, and in some cases,
unfortunately, vectors for the great scourge of advanced countries in
our age. What they discovered in these encounters will help us to
survive it, but its implications for how we can and should reveal the
truth reach far beyond AIDS." --Melvin Konner, M.D., Ph.D., author of /The
Tangled Wing: Biological Constraints on the Human Spirit (revised
edition)/ and /Unsettled: An Anthropology of the Jews/

Robert Klitzman, M.D., is an assistant professor in the department of
psychiatry and is codirector of the Center for Bioethics at Columbia
University. He is the author of /The Trembling Mountain: A Personal
Account of Kuru, Cannibals and Mad Cow Disease/ (2001), /In a House of
Dreams and Glass: Becoming a Psychiatrist/ (1996), /Being Positive: The
Lives of Men and Women with HIV/ (1997), and /A Year-long Night: Tales
of a Medical Internship/ (1989).

Ronald Bayer, Ph.D., is a professor in the Department of Sociomedical
Sciences at Columbia University's School of Public Health. He is the
author of /AIDS Doctors: Voices from the Epidemic/(2000), and /Private
Acts, Social Consequences: AIDS and the Politics of Public Health/ (1989).

The Johns Hopkins University Press
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Subject:       The South, music, social politics, power
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240 pp., 61/8 x 91/4, 23 illus., notes, bibl., index

$55.00 cloth
ISBN 0-8078-2846-7

$19.95 paper
ISBN 0-8078-5517-0

Spring/Summer 2004

Music and the Making of a New South

by Gavin James Campbell

Startled by rapid social changes at the turn of the twentieth century,
citizens of Atlanta wrestled with fears about the future of race
relations, the shape of gender roles, the impact of social class, and
the meaning of regional identity in a New South. Gavin James Campbell
demonstrates how these anxieties were played out in Atlanta's popular
musical entertainment.

Examining the period from 1890 to 1925, Campbell focuses on three
popular musical institutions: the New York Metropolitan Opera (which
visited Atlanta each year), the Colored Music Festival, and the Georgia
Old-Time Fiddlers' Convention. White and black audiences charged these
events with deep significance, Campbell argues, turning an evening's
entertainment into a struggle between rival claimants for the New
South's soul. Opera, spirituals, and fiddling became popular not just
because they were entertaining, but also because audiences found them
flexible enough to accommodate a variety of competing responses to the
challenges of making a New South.

Campbell shows how attempts to inscribe music with a single, public,
fixed meaning were connected to much larger struggles over the
distribution of social, political, cultural, and economic power.
Attitudes about music extended beyond the concert hall to simultaneously
enrich and impoverish both the region and the nation that these New
Southerners struggled to create.

About the author
Gavin James Campbell is associate professor at the Graduate School of
American Studies at Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan. The
dissertation on which this book is based was awarded the St. George
Tucker Society Dissertation Prize.

Toll-free (800) 848-6224

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Date:          Thu, 19 Feb 2004 13:07 -0400
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Author/Editor:     Juluri, Vamsee
Title, subtitle: Becoming a Global Audience
Longing and Belonging in Indian Music Television

Book synopsis:
What does globalization mean for the television audience? Becoming a
Global Audience examines concerns of cultural imperialism in relation to
the actual experience of television reception in a postcolonial context.
The rise of satellite television in India in the context of economic
liberalization in 1991 has been marked by the localization
of global music television networks like MTV and Channel V. This book
argues, however, that this "Indianization" is no cause for celebration.
Using in-depth interviews with Indian music television viewers and
theoretical approaches drawn from political-economic, cultural, and
postcolonial studies, it argues instead that the reception of Top Ten
shows and nationalistic music videos is part of a profound reordering
and appropriation of common sense under the changing social relations of

Juluri's study has the great merit of being rooted in a
political-economic analysis of the Indian culture industry and a
sophisticated (but never simplistic or populist) account of reception.
His study has solid empirical foundations and theoretical elegance; both
threads weave through this book like a beautifully constructed
combination of rhythm and melody.

As music and culture have gone global, so has theory; and while the
internationalization of musical culture has been a mixed blessing (as
Juluri shows), the impact of local and global studies on cultural
studies has been all to the good. If there was ever a time for a
postcolonialist - as opposed to a postmodern - approach to media
audiences, it is now.
On this promise, Juluri delivers.

In both senses of the term, this book advances our understanding of
popular culture on a truly global scale.  (Andrew Goodwin, Professor and
Chair, Department of Media Studies, University of San Francisco)

Vamsee Juluri's book is a superb example of how globalized mass media,
such as transnational television, shape the subjectivities, identities,
and yearnings of men and women in particular locations. At the same time
that this study enables us to understand the configuration of global
political-economic and cultural fields of power, it also brings
to our attention how these are implicated in the everyday lives of
people. A lucid and elegant book, it is a must-read for scholars of
globalization, transnational cultural studies, and mass media. (Purnima
Mankekar, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Stanford University;
author of 'Screening Culture, Viewing Politics')

About the author(s)/editor(s):
The Author: Vamsee Juluri received his Ph.D. in communication from the
University of Massachusetts at Amherst.  His writings on audiences and
globalization have been published in communication and cultural studies
journals in the United States and the United Kingdom. He presently
teaches in the Department of Media Studies at the University of San

Series, Vol.:     Intersections in Communications and Culture
Global Approaches and Transdisciplinary Perspectives
Vol. 2
General Editor: McCarthy Cameron / Valdivia Angharad N.
ISBN, binding:     0-8204-5579-2, pb.
Place of publication, year, pages:
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt/M., Oxford, Wien,
2003. VII, 155 pp., 9 fig.
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October, 2003

320 pages
43 photos
ISBN: *0-231-12952-1*

Columbia University Press

  Cold War, Cool Medium
  Television, McCarthyism, and American Culture

* Thomas Doherty *

    "A learned and astute historian (and also something of a poet),
    Thomas Doherty has written an extraordinary book about the close
    relationship between the Cold War and the rise of
    television...Doherty has demonstrated that the medium -a various and
    even feisty forum in its early days -would often challenge the
    prevailing creed of paranoid anti-communism....An exhilarating work
    of scholarship, revealing that there was another, livelier, and more
    complex dimension to the period of 'brinksmanship' and blacklists."
    Mark Crispin Miller, New York University, and author of /Boxed In:
    The Culture of TV/

    "For those who think that too many words already have been written
    about McCarthyism and television, this book will come as a most
    welcome surprise. /Cold War, Cool Medium/ connects these two vital
    currents of modern American history in remarkably perceptive ways,
    demonstrating the impact of television upon the rise and fall of
    extremist politics in this era, and the powerful legacy that
    survives to this day. /Cold War, Cool Medium/ is a wonderful read
    -riveting as a cultural history, perfect as a teaching tool."
    David M. Oshinsky George Littlefield Professor of History
    Un, University of Texas at Austin, and author of /A Conspiracy So
    Immense: The World of Joe McCarthy/

    "Explores TV's wonders and skillfully exposes the power of pressure
    groups on the new medium, which acted out the psychosis that
    dominated the 1950s. Relying on thorough and enlightening research,
    Doherty notes the ironies, anti-Semitism and class prejudices that
    underlined Senator Joseph McCarthy's ascension. . . . Doherty
    chronicles the medium and its players with style and scholarship."
     / Publishers Weekly/

    "[A] seriously intelligent history."
     / Library Journal/

    "/Cold War, Cool Medium/ [is] a witty, often riveting account of the
    simultaneous rise of television and McCarthy."
     / Film Comment/

    "[A] wide-ranging, impressionistic portrait of the era . . . Mr.
    Doherty, a professor of American studies at Brandeis University and
    a noted film historian, deftly recaps this familiar story."
     / New York Observer/

Conventional wisdom holds that television was a coconspirator in the
repressions of Cold War America, that it was a facilitator to the
blacklist and handmaiden to McCarthyism. But Thomas Doherty argues that,
through the influence of television, America actually became a more open
and tolerant place. Although many books have been written about this
period, /Cold War, Cool Medium/ is the only one to examine it through
the lens of television programming.

To the unjaded viewership of Cold War America, the television set was
not a harbinger of intellectual degradation and moral decay, but a
thrilling new household appliance capable of bringing the wonders of the
world directly into the home. The "cool medium" permeated the lives of
every American, quickly becoming one of the most powerful cultural
forces of the twentieth century. While television has frequently been
blamed for spurring the rise of Senator Joseph McCarthy, it was also the
national stage upon which America witnessed -and ultimately welcomed
-his downfall. In this provocative and nuanced cultural history, Doherty
chronicles some of the most fascinating and ideologically charged
episodes in television history: the warm-hearted Jewish sitcom /The
Goldbergs/; the subversive threat from /I Love Lucy/; the sermons of
Fulton J. Sheen on /Life Is Worth Living/; the anticommunist series /I
Led 3 Lives/; the legendary jousts between Edward R. Murrow and Joseph
McCarthy on /See It Now/; and the hypnotic, 188-hour political spectacle
that was the Army-McCarthy hearings.

By rerunning the programs, freezing the frames, and reading between the
lines, /Cold War, Cool Medium/ paints a picture of Cold War America that
belies many black-and-white cliches. Doherty not only details how the
blacklist operated within the television industry but also how the shows
themselves struggled to defy it, arguing that television was
preprogrammed to reinforce the very freedoms that McCarthyism attempted
to curtail.


I. Video Rising    //
A Television Genealogy    //
Red and Other Menaces    //
McCarthy: Man, Ism, and Television    //
II. The Gestalt of the Blacklist    //
The Blacklist Backstory    //
Pressure Groups and Pressure Points    //
Institutional Practices    //
III. Controversial Personalities    //
The Goldbergs: the Case of Philip Loeb    //
I Love Lucy: the Redhead and the Blacklist    //
IV. Hypersensitivity: The Codes of Television Censorship    //
Faye Emerson's Breasts, Among other Controversies    //
Amos 'n' Andy: Blacks in Your Living Room    //
V. Forums of the Air    //
Egghead Sundays    //
Direct Address    //
The Ike-onoscope    //
VI. Roman Circuses and Spanish Inquisitions    //
"Kefauver Fever": The Kefauver Crime Committee Hearings of 1951    //
HUAC-TV    //
Wringing the Neck of Reed Harris: The McCarthy Committee Voice of
America Hearings of 1953    //
VII. Country and God    //
I Led 3 Lives: "Watch Yourself Philbrick!"    //
Religious Broadcasting    //
Life Is Worth Living: Starring Bishop Fulton J. Sheen    //
VIII. Edward R. Murrow Slays The Dragon of Joseph McCarthy    //
TV's Number One Glamour Boy    //
Murrow Versus McCarthy    //
The "Good Tuesday" Homily    //
To Be Person-to-Personed    //
"A Humble, Poverty Stricken Negress": Annie Lee Moss Before the McCarthy
Committee    //
McCarthy Gets Equal Time    //
IX. "The Speaktacular": the Army-McCarthy Hearings, April 22-June 17,
1954    //
Backstory and Dramatis Personae    //
Gavel to Gavel Coverage    //
Climax: "Have You No Sense of Decency?"    //
Denouement: Reviews and Post-Mortems    //
X. Pixies: Homosexuality, Anti-Communism, and Television    //
Red Fades to Pink    //
Airing the Cohn-Schine Affair    //
XI. The End of the Blacklist    //
The Defenders: The Blacklist on Trial    //
Point of Order!: The Army-McCarthy Hearings, the Movie    //
XII. Exhuming McCarthyism: the Paranoid Style in American Television    //

*About the Author*

Thomas Doherty is a professor in the American studies department and
chair of the film studies program at Brandeis University. He is the
author of /Projections of War: Hollywood, American Culture, and World
War II; PreCode Hollywood: Sex, Immorality and Insurrection in American
Cinema, 1930-1934;/ and /Teenagers and Teenpics: The Juvenilization of
American Movies in the 1950s,/ and is associate editor of the film
journal /Cineaste./

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    *Development and Communication in Africa *

     Edited by Charles C. Okigbo
     and Festus Eribo

        $32.95     Paper     0-7425-2746-8     November 2003     264pp
        $79.00     Cloth     0-7425-2745-X     November 2003     264pp

    Although Africa is the world's poorest continent, it is a major
    emerging market and partner in the global village of the new
    millennium. This book presents a wide array of perspectives on the
    problems and prospects of developing Africa. Leading scholars in
    African studies and international communication analyze the
    socio-political and cultural experiences in various communities,
    focusing on key questions: What is development? What are the main
    issues surrounding development in Africa? And how can communication,
    per se, be used to address the persistent problems of underdevelopment?

    _List of Contributors_
    Elijah F. Akhahenda, Osabuohien P. Amienyi, Molefi Kete Asante, Tom
    Jacobson Best, Arnold de Beer, Festus Eribo, William Hachten, Ali A.
    Mazrui, Srinivas R. Melkote, Andrew A. Moemeka, Charles Okigbo,
    Lucian W. Pye, Jan Servaes, Arvind Singhal, H. Leslie Steeves,
    Robert L. Stevenson

    _About The Authors_
    *Charles Okigbo* is associate professor of communication at North
    Dakota State University.
    *Festus Eribo* is professor of communication and broadcasting at
    East Carolina University.

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       The Fashioning of Middle-Class America
Sartain's Union Magazine of Literature and Art and Antebellum Culture

Series, Vol.:     Early American Literature and Culture Through the
American Renaissance
Vol. 6
General Editor:     Smolinski Reiner
ISBN, binding:     0-8204-6901-7, hardback
Place of publication, year, pages:
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt/M., Oxford, Wien, 2004. XI,
165 pp., 3 ill.
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Book synopsis:
Sartain's Union Magazine of Literature and Art, a Philadelphia
periodical published monthly from 1849 to 1852, appealed to a quickly
growing American middle-class readership through its rich variety of
contents. In addition to providing a general history of this relatively
unexplored antebellum periodical, this book argues that Sartain's
sought to shape a distinctly American and middle-class culture through
its literary offerings, engravings, and columns on art, music, flowers,
architecture, and fashion. It explores the periodical's religious and
moral messages and their relationship to the development of American
middle-class culture. It also highlights the role of women in its
publication, as particularly evident in its co-editorship by Caroline
Kirkland and its contributions by numerous women writers.

Among the hundreds of antebellum periodicals that helped to define
American life and culture in the nineteenth century, 'Sartain's Union
Magazine of Literature and Art' (1849-1852) particularly stands out, not
only for the quality of its contents (it was one of the earliest
journals to pay its contributors, among them Edgar Poe and Longfellow),
but because it has been consistently overlooked in studies of the
period. Heidi Nichols finally corrects this surprising omission and
demonstrates in her detailed and thoughtful examination of this
important periodical that, like its more celebrated Philadelphia
competitor - Godey's Lady's Book - Sartain's exerted notable influence
in matters literary, artistic, and social. (Sterling DeLano, Professor
of American Literature, Villanova University)

About theauthor(s)/editor(s):
The Author: Heidi L. Nichols is Assistant Professor of English at
Lancaster Bible College. She received her M.A. in English from Villanova
University and her Ph.D. in Literature and Criticism from Indiana
University of Pennsylvania.  She has published articles on colonial and
antebellum women writers.

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    The First Domino
    International Decision Making during the Hungarian Crisis of 1956

/Johanna Granville
Foreword by Raymond L. Garthoff/

In the spring and summer of 1956 the Soviet Union invaded
Hungary to reassert control of the country. /The First Domino/ is the
first full analysis in English drawing on new archival collections from
East-bloc countries to reinterpret decision making during this Cold
War crisis. Johanna Granville selects four key patterns of
misperception as laid out by political scientist Robert Jervis and
shows how these patterns prevailed in the military crackdown and
in other countries' reactions to it.

Granville examines the statements and actions of Soviet Presidium
members, the Hungarian leadership, U.S. policy makers, and even Yugoslav
and Polish leaders. She concludes that the United States bears some
responsibility for the events of 1956, as ill-advised U.S. covert
actions may have convinced Soviet leaders that America was attempting to
weaken Soviet hegemony over Eastern Europe.

Granville's multi-archival research tends to confirm the post-
revisionists' theory about the cold war: it was everyone's fault and no
one's fault. It resulted from the emerging bipolar structure of the
international system, the power vacuum in Europe's center, and spiraling

JOHANNA GRANVILLE resides in Mountain View, California, and is currently a
Campbell National Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford
University for the 2003-2004 academic year. She spent several years
conducting archival research for this book in Moscow, Budapest, and Warsaw.

/Number Twenty-six: Eastern European Studies/

        What people are saying about this book

/. . . a fascinating study, meticulously documented, that not only
sheds new light on an agonizing incident in the Cold War, but shows
how it fits with theories of decision-making. Using archives from
several countries, Granville demonstrates that leaders woefully
misunderstood each other, had very different perspectives, and failed
to realize that their views were not shared. /Robert Jervis,
Columbia University

/. . . Granville has combined new information with thoughtful
analysis to enrich our understanding of one important event in
Cold War history, and thus contributes to a better understanding of
the broader canvas of that history as well. /Raymond L. Garthoff,
former CIA Analyst and Ambassador to Bulgaria

/. . . With her extensive scholarly examination of the Soviet
intervention in Hungary, Johanna Granville makes a wonderful
contribution to the new field of international cold war history.
With a wealth of new sources from the former East Bloc, Granville
recreates the true atmosphere of the biggest crisis in the communist
world after Stalin's death, a bizarre mixture of ideological rigidity,
fears, hopes, and disastrous misperceptions. I hope that not only
Westerners, but Russians, will be able to read this book. /Vladislav
 Zubok, Temple University

/This is the best available analysis of the international history of
the 1956 Hungarian rebellion against Communism. Dr. Granville has
written a book that through first-rate research brings together the
key sources on that crisis and that thereby helps explain the
decisions reached not only in Budapest and Moscow, but also in
Washington, Beijing, and Belgrade. /Odd Arne Westad, London
School of Economics

        The First Domino

LC 2003010953

6 1/8x9 1/4. 344 pp.
Bib. Index.
Eastern Europe.
International History.


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The Onset of Language

Nobuo Masataka


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Outlining an approach to the development of communicative behavior from
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expressive and communicative actions are organized as a complex and
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    *Orinoco Flow: Culture, Narrative, and the Political Economy of
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    Benjamin Keith Belton/

    Scarecrow Press
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    "Let me sail, let me sail, let the orinoco flow," sings Enya. Soon,
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    Through the use of narrative analysis, Belton explores the
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    _About The Author_
    *Benjamin Keith Belton* earned his PhD in Culture, History and
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    Holocaust Studies / Literature & Criticism / History

    *Witnessing the Disaster
    *Essays on Representation and the Holocaust
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    */Witnessing the Disaster/ examines how histories, films, stories
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    lived long after the Holocaust, make clear to us what happened? How
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    These essayists aim to move past the notion that the Holocaust as an
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    *Michael Bernard-Donals* is professor of English at the University
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