Between the Folds

Stories of Cloth, Lives, and Travels from Sumba

Author: Jill Forshee

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824823467

Category: Social Science

Page: 265

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Textiles have long been integral to the social life and cosmology of the people of East Sumba, Indonesia. In recent decades, the people of East Sumba have entered a larger world economy as their textiles have joined the commodity flow of an international "ethnic arts" market stimulated by Indonesia's tourist trade. As Sumba's villagers respond to an immensely expanded commerce in their cloth, tensions and ironies emerge between historical and innovative forms in both cloth and lives. Such responses involve gender, ethnicity, and social rank, and are especially highlighted within global market spaces. The stories in Between the Folds vary widely and include those of animists, Christians, and Moslems; Sumbanese, Indonesian Chinese, and Westerners; inventive geniuses, master artisans, and exploited weavers; rogues, entrepreneurs, nobles, and servants.


A Reference Handbook

Author: Jeanne M. Lesinski,Jeanne Lesinski Blum

Publisher: Abc-Clio Incorporated


Category: History

Page: 238

View: 3310


MIAs addresses an issue that is both timeless and timely. Many families of those missing in action in Vietnam have not given up hope of learning the truth about their loved ones. This volume provides an overview of issues related to U.S. soldiers missing in action from the Vietnam conflict, along with background on MIAs/POWs from pre-Vietnam conflicts. Topics include imprisonment and release of MIAs, efforts of the U.S. government and civilian organizations to determine their fate, and the effect the MIA controversy has had on diplomatic relations between the United States and Vietnam.

Liminal Lives

Imagining the Human at the Frontiers of Biomedicine

Author: Julia Gregg Brill Professor of English and Women's Studies Susan Merrill Squier,Susan Merrill Squier

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822333661

Category: Medical

Page: 350

View: 6482


DIVA study of the mutually constituitive relations between Western biomedicine and Ango- American literature in the 20th and early 21st centuries, tracing the interwoven processes by which both fields have transformed the course of human life./div

The World of Soccer

Author: Ashley Jude Collie

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781886749870

Category: Soccer

Page: 96

View: 9331


Includes many aspects of soccer including the World Cup, the Olympics, legends and superstars, game rules and soccer over in Europe, South America, Africa and Asia.

Mia Hamm

Author: Clay Latimer

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9780736805797

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 5559


A biography of Mia Hamm, the record-breaking soccer player who helped the United States win a gold medal in soccer in the 1996 Olympics and the Women's World Cup in 1999.

America's Abandoned Sons

Author: Robert S. Miller

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469158833

Category: History

Page: 765

View: 3387


"QUOTE" Tens of thousands of America's WWII, Korean Conflict, and Vietnam War military servicemen ended up as hostages secretly hijacked into the USSR. Today this regrettable saga is still one of America's most closely guarded secrets. As WWII ended Stalin captured all of Germany's eastern areas in which tens of thousands of captured American POWs were then being detained by Hitler's armed forces. Stalin secretly held them as hostages and denied any knowledge of them as the Cold War began. Their status unknown, Washington eventually declared them dead when in fact they were still alive in captivity. Thousands more were lost the same way when the Korean War ended: China and the USSR secretly exploited these hostages for intelligence purposes and then also disposed of them. Vietnam saw still more held back by Hanoi after that conflict ended, for the same reasons again. Today these abandoned sons, a few of whom may still be alive in captivity as you read this, are considered one of Washington's most closely guarded secrets. Now is time to expose this secret and end this unfortunate Cold War saga.