Yo Acuso

Author: Ayaan Hirsi Ali
ISBN: 9788481095784
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®Nuestros políticos deberían leer el espléndido libro Yo acuso, de la somalí Ayaan Hirsi Ali, para saber un poco de qué mimbres está hecho el enfrentamiento con el islam ̄. Rosa Montero, El País La parlamentaria holandesa de origen somalí Ayaan Hirsi Ali es consciente de que sobre ella pende la pena de muerte. Lo sabe porque su nombre aparecía citado en la misiva que el asesino de Theo van Gogh dejó sobre el cuerpo inerte del cineasta. El motivo de la amenaza: su lucha en defensa de las mujeres islámicas y las afiladas diatribas contra el islam, una religión, según sus palabras, sustentada en el miedo y la represión. En Yo acuso, Ayaan recopila sus polémicos discursos y ensayos, en los que clama por una época ilustrada para el islam y por que Occidente contribuya a la generación del Voltaire del mundo musulmán. Por esa misma razón, se opone a toda política de integración de los inmigrantes basada en los principios del multiculturalismo, que a su juicio permite la permanencia de normas culturales y religiosas que frenan el proceso de emancipación de los musulmanes. También ofrece diez consejos para las mujeres que quieran liberarse del yugo del islam e incluye el controvertido guión de Submission Part 1, el filme por el que su compatriota halló la muerte a manos de un extremista.

Paseos Literarios Por La Europa Intercultural

Author: Margarita Alfaro, Yolanda García y Beatriz Mangada (coord.)
Publisher: Calambur
ISBN: 8483593211
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Paseos literarios por la Europa intercultural reúne un conjunto de estudios literarios relativos a autores y autoras de orígenes diversos que enriquecen el panorama literario actual europeo cada vez más orientado hacia la interculturalidad. Se trata de un volumen colectivo en el que tienen cabida escritores cuya representaciones literarias son ilustrativas del mundo francófono (Vassilis Alexakis, Djavann Chahdortt, Andrée Chédid, Agota Kristof, Ana Novac, Wei-Wei), germanoparlante (Irena Brezná, Yoko Tawada), árabe (Adonis, Mahmud Darwish) y portugués (José Eduardo Agualusa, Mia Couto). Cada una de las lenguas de escritura elegidas (francés, alemán, árabe y portugués) son un ejemplo de la riqueza del mosaico lingüístico europeo y de las posibilidades estéticas y expresivas que ofrece.


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The Second Sex Vintage Feminism Short Edition

Author: Simone de Beauvoir
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1473521912
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Vintage Feminism: classic feminist texts in short form WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY NATALIE HAYNES When this book was first published in 1949 it was to outrage and scandal. Never before had the case for female liberty been so forcefully and successfully argued. De Beauvoir’s belief that ‘One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman’ switched on light bulbs in the heads of a generation of women and began a fight for greater equality and economic independence. These pages contain the key passages of the book that changed perceptions of women forever. TRANSLATED BY CONSTANCE BORDE AND SHEILA MALOVANY-CHEVALLIER ANNOTATED AND INTRODUCED BY MARTINE REID

Runaway World

Author: Anthony Giddens
Publisher: Profile Books
ISBN: 1847651038
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'Before the current global era it is impossible to imagine that comparable events [like September 11] could have occurred, reflecting as they do our new-found interdependence. The rise of global terrorism, like world-wide networks involving in money-laundering, drug-running and other forums of organised crime, are all parts of the dark side of globalisation.' From the new Preface This book is based on the highly influential BBC Reith lecture series on globalisation delivered in 1999 by Anthony Giddens. Now updated with a new chapter addressing the post-September 11th global landscape, this book remains the intellectual benchmark on how globalisation is reshaping our lives. The changes are explored in five main chapters: * Globalisation * Risk * Tradition * Family * Democracy.

The Production Of The Muslim Woman

Author: Lamia Ben Youssef Zayzafoon
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739110782
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In this fascinating and important study, Lamia Ben Youssef Zayzafoon examines how the 'Muslim woman' was produced as a fixed category to serve various ideological and political ends. The Production of the Muslim Woman enriches the debate in Islamic and gender studies, arguing that the traditional perception of a division between spiritual Islam and a misogynist Arab culture is a recent construct derived from the rhetoric of cultural liberalism in the West. In addition to incorporating the discourses of Maghrebian feminism, female orientalism, French psychoanalytic feminism, and North African nationalism, this book introduces to an Anglophone audience archival material culled from extensive research in Tunisian collections. The insights offered by this book will be invaluable to students of postcolonial thought and theory, gender studies, Maghrebian literature and history, and Middle Eastern studies.


Author: Ryszard Kapuscinski
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0804150710
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Ryszard Kapuscinski's last book, The Soccer War -a revelation of the contemporary experience of war -- prompted John le Carre to call the author "the conjurer extraordinary of modern reportage." Now, in Imperium, Kapuscinski gives us a work of equal emotional force and evocative power: a personal, brilliantly detailed exploration of the almost unfathomably complex Soviet empire in our time. He begins with his own childhood memories of the postwar Soviet occupation of Pinsk, in what was then Poland's eastern frontier ("something dreadful and incomprehensible...in this world that I enter at seven years of age"), and takes us up to 1967, when, as a journalist just starting out, he traveled across a snow-covered and desolate Siberia, and through the Soviet Union's seven southern and Central Asian republics, territories whose individual histories, cultures, and religions he found thriving even within the "stiff, rigorous corset of Soviet power." Between 1989 and 1991, Kapuscinski made a series of extended journeys through the disintegrating Soviet empire, and his account of these forms the heart of the book. Bypassing official institutions and itineraries, he traversed the Soviet territory alone, from the border of Poland to the site of the most infamous gulags in far-eastern Siberia (where "nature pals it up with the executioner"), from above the Arctic Circle to the edge of Afghanistan, visiting dozens of cities and towns and outposts, traveling more than 40,000 miles, venturing into the individual lives of men, women, and children in order to Understand the collapsing but still various larger life of the empire. Bringing the book to a close is a collection of notes which, Kapuscinski writes, "arose in the margins of my journeys" -- reflections on the state of the ex-USSR and on his experience of having watched its fate unfold "on the screen of a television set...as well as on the screen of the country's ordinary, daily reality, which surrounded me during my travels." It is this "schizophrenic perception in two different dimensions" that enabled Kapuscinski to discover and illuminate the most telling features of a society in dire turmoil. Imperium is a remarkable work from one of the most original and sharply perceptive interpreters of our world -- galvanizing narrative deeply informed by Kapuscinski's limitless curiosity and his passion for truth, and suffused with his vivid sense of the overwhelming importance of history as it is lived, and of our constantly shifting places within it.