The Iberian-latin American Connection

Author: Howard J. Wiarda

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000302318

Category: Political Science

Page: 482

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This book is especially timely as Latin America is diversifying its international connections, Spain and Portugal are seeking to expand their interests and presence in Latin America, and U.S. policy toward both regions has become increasingly complex. Contributors trace the history of Iberian-Latin American relations from colonial times and then examine the cultural, economic, political, and strategic ties that currently exist between the two regions. Particular attention is focused on the impact of Iberian-Latin American relations on U.S. foreign policy. The book concludes with a section of country-specific case studies.
The American Idea of England, 1776-1840

Author: Jennifer Clark

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317045229

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 244

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Arguing that American colonists who declared their independence in 1776 remained tied to England by both habit and inclination, Jennifer Clark traces the new Americans' struggle to come to terms with their loss of identity as British, and particularly English, citizens. Americans' attempts to negotiate the new Anglo-American relationship are revealed in letters, newspaper accounts, travel reports, essays, song lyrics, short stories and novels, which Clark suggests show them repositioning themselves in a transatlantic context newly defined by political revolution. Chapters examine political writing as a means for Americans to explore the Anglo-American relationship, the appropriation of John Bull by American writers, the challenge the War of 1812 posed to the reconstructed Anglo-American relationship, the Paper War between American and English authors that began around the time of the War of 1812, accounts by Americans lured to England as a place of poetry, story and history, and the work of American writers who dissected the Anglo-American relationship in their fiction. Carefully contextualised historically, Clark's persuasive study shows that any attempt to examine what it meant to be American in the New Nation, and immediately beyond, must be situated within the context of the Anglo-American relationship.
Ethnic Dignity and the Ulster-Scots Movement in Northern Ireland

Author: Peter Gardner

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030348595

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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In this book, Peter Gardner contends that the production of narratives of ethnic peoplehood is an attempt to regain a sense of collective dignity among the previously dominant. After introducing the concept of ethnic dignity and locating its place within postconflict identity politics, Gardner focuses his analysis on the Ulster- Scots story of peoplehood. Drawing on a wealth of primary data, the chapters explore a variety of core issues including ethnopolitics, social class, political-economic ideology, colonialism, and heteromasculinity. The book concludes by taking a global view of post-conflict ethnic dignity among the once dominant, analysing the New Afrikaans movement in South Africa, white pride and ethnic whiteness studies, and Maronite Phoenicianism in Lebanon. This will be an important contribution for students and scholars of ethnicity, divided societies and, more broadly, political sociology.
The Almanac of American Employers 2008

Author: Jack W. Plunkett

Publisher: Plunkett Research, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781593920951

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 709

View: 370

Looking for jobs and careers with top American employers--the companies that are recruiting and hiring today? Do you want employment with top salaries, benefits, stock options and advancement opportunities? The Almanac of American Employers leads job seekers to the 500 best, largest, and most successful companies that are hiring in America. From new college graduates, to top executives, to first time employees seeking companies recruiting entry level workers, job seekers rely on our complete profiles of the 500 fastest-growing, major corporate employers in America today--companies creating the best job opportunities. This immense reference book includes hard-to-find information, such as benefit plans, stock plans, salaries, hiring and recruiting plans, training and corporate culture, growth, new facilities, research & development, fax numbers, toll-free numbers and Internet addresses. We rate over 100 firms as "Hot Spots" for job openings and advancement opportunities for women and minorities. In addition, The Almanac of American Employers includes a job market trends analysis and 7 Keys For Research for job openings. We give indices by career type, locations, industry and much more. Whether you're a new college graduate seeking the best salaries, training and advancement opportunities, or an experienced executive doing corporate research to find companies with the best benefit plans and stock options, The Almanac of American Employers is your complete reference to today's hottest companies. Both printed book and eBook purchasers can receive a free copy of the database on CD-ROM, enabling export of employer contacts, phone numbers and addresses.