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Armas de seducción masiva
Author: Javier Lesaca
Publisher: Ediciones Península
ISBN: 8499426255
Year: 2017-06-20
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En el verano de 2014, un vídeo se hizo viral en la red. En él un encapuchado con nítido acento británico degollaba en nombre de Estado Islámico al periodista estadounidense James Wright Foley, secuestrado dos años antes. Era la tarjeta de presentación de un nuevo grupo terrorista que se daba a conocer al mundo no solo a través de bombas y balas sino también de vídeos elegantemente filmados, revistas bien diseñadas y trabajados hashtags en Twitter. Desde entonces, los terroristas han producido y difundido más de 1.300 vídeos con el propósito de construir un relato propio que fascine y movilice a sus audiencias. Mediante estudiadas referencias a videojuegos, series y películas de actualidad, Dáesh busca convertir el terrorismo en un producto de comunicación transmedia popular y seductor, capaz de canalizar la frustración, el odio y el vacío intelectual y político, incluso el aburrimiento sistemático, de jóvenes de todos los países del mundo. Tal como pudo verse en Bruselas y en París, y en sus atentados posteriores, Estado Islámico ha cambiado para siempre el modo en que el terrorismo piensa y actúa. Las nuevas armas de seducción masiva de grupos violentos y extremistas están obligando a los Estados y a las instituciones modernas a rediseñar por completo sus políticas de seguridad y de comunicación pública e institucional. La batalla por las mentes y los corazones de las nuevas generaciones de ciudadanos acaba de empezar. Y los resultados son imprevisibles...
Inside Terrorism
Author: Bruce Hoffman
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231126999
Pages: 432
Year: 2006
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In this revised edition, the author analyzes the new adversaries, motivations, and tactics of global terrorism that have emerged in recent years, focusing specifically on how Al Qaeda has changed since 9/11; the reasons behind its resiliency, resonance, and longevity; and its successful use of the Internet and videotapes to build public support and gain new recruits. He broadens the discussion by evaluating the potential repercussions of the Iraqi insurgency, the use of suicide bombers, terrorist exploitation of new communications media, and the likelihood of a chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear terrorist strike. Looking at the U.S., he reconsiders the Timothy McVeigh case and the threats posed by American Christian white supremacists and abortion opponents as well as those posed by militant environmentalists and animal rights activists. He argues that the attacks on the World Trade Center fundamentally transformed the West's view of the terrorist threat.
Keywords for Children’s Literature
Author: Philip Nel, Lissa Paul
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814759211
Pages: 293
Year: 2011-06-13
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The study of children’s literature and culture has been experiencing a renaissance, with vital new work proliferating across many areas of interest. Mapping this vibrant scholarship, Keywords for Children’s Literature presents 49 original essays on the essential terms and concepts of the field. From Aesthetics to Young Adult, an impressive, multidisciplinary cast of scholars explores the vocabulary central to the study of children's literature. Following the growth of his or her word, each author traces its branching uses and meanings, often into unfamiliar disciplinary territories: Award-winning novelist Philip Pullman writes about Intentionality, Education expert Margaret Meek Spencer addresses Reading, literary scholar Peter Hunt historicizes Children’s Literature, Psychologist Hugh Crago examines Story, librarian and founder of the influential Child_Lit litserv Michael Joseph investigates Liminality. The scope, clarity, and interdisciplinary play between concepts make this collection essential reading for all scholars in the field. In the spirit of Raymond Williams’ seminal Keywords, this book is a snapshot of a vocabulary of children’s literature that is changing, expanding, and ever unfinished.
Hermes Pan
Author: John Franceschina
Publisher: OUP USA
ISBN: 0199754292
Pages: 306
Year: 2012-06-12
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Armed with an eighth-grade education, an inexhaustible imagination, and an innate talent for dancing, Hermes Pan (1909-1990) was a boy from Tennessee who became the most prolific, popular, and memorable choreographer of the glory days of the Hollywood musical. While he may be most well-known for the Fred Astaire-Ginger Rogers musicals which he choreographed at RKO film studios, he also created dances at Twentieth Century-Fox, M-G-M, Paramount, and later for television, winning both the Oscar and the Emmy for best choreography.In Hermes Pan: The Man Who Danced with Fred Astaire, Pan emerges as a man in full, an artist inseparable from his works. He was a choreographer deeply interested in his dancers' personalities, and his dances became his way of embracing and understanding the outside world. Though his time in a Trappist monastery proved to him that he was more suited to choreography than to life as a monk, Pan remained a deeply devout Roman Catholic throughout his creative life, a person firmly convinced of the powers of prayer. While he was rarely to be seen without several beautiful women at his side, it was no secret that Pan was homosexual and even had a life partner. As Pan worked at the nexus of the cinema industry's creative circles during the golden age of the film musical, this book traces not only Pan's personal life but also the history of the Hollywood musical itself. It is a study of Pan, who emerges here as a benevolent perfectionist, and equally of the stars, composers, and directors with whom he worked, from Astaire and Rogers to Betty Grable, Rita Hayworth, Elizabeth Taylor, Sammy Davis Jr., Frank Sinatra, Bob Fosse, George Gershwin, Samuel Goldwyn, and countless other luminaries of American popular entertainment.Author John Franceschina bases his telling of Pan's life on extensive first-hand research into Pan's unpublished correspondence and his own interviews. Pan enjoyed one of the most illustrious careers of any Hollywood dance director, and because his work also spanned across Broadway and television, this book will appeal to readers interested in musical theater history, dance history, and film.
The Video Game Industry
Author: Peter Zackariasson, Timothy Wilson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136258248
Pages: 282
Year: 2012-08-21
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The Video Game Industry provides a platform for the research on the video game industry to draw a coherent and informative picture of this industry. Previously this has been done sparsely through conference papers, research articles, and popular science books. Although the study of this industry is still stigmatized as frivolous and ‘only’ game oriented, those who grew up with video games are changing things, especially research agendas, the acceptance of studies, and their interpretation. This book describes and defines video games as their own special medium. They are not pinball from which they grew, nor movies which they sometimes resemble. They are a unique form of entertainment based on meaningful interactions between individuals and machine across a growing sector of the population. The Video Game Industry provides a reference foundation for individuals seriously interested in the industry at the academic level. As a result, this book will serve as a reference in curricula associated with video game development for years to come.
Cultures of Participation
Author: Hajo Greif, Larissa Hjorth
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 363159674X
Pages: 249
Year: 2011
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From a variety of theoretical, empirical and methodological perspectives, this volume explores participation in different social realms - from everyday life, interpersonal relationships, work and leisure activities to collective and political action.
Ultrafast Nonlinear Optics
Author: Robert Thomson, Christopher Leburn, Derryck Reid
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3319000179
Pages: 377
Year: 2013-03-20
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The field of ultrafast nonlinear optics is broad and multidisciplinary, and encompasses areas concerned with both the generation and measurement of ultrashort pulses of light, as well as those concerned with the applications of such pulses. Ultrashort pulses are extreme events – both in terms of their durations, and also the high peak powers which their short durations can facilitate. These extreme properties make them powerful experiment tools. On one hand, their ultrashort durations facilitate the probing and manipulation of matter on incredibly short timescales. On the other, their ultrashort durations can facilitate high peak powers which can drive highly nonlinear light-matter interaction processes. Ultrafast Nonlinear Optics covers a complete range of topics, both applied and fundamental in nature, within the area of ultrafast nonlinear optics. Chapters 1 to 4 are concerned with the generation and measurement of ultrashort pulses. Chapters 5 to 7 are concerned with fundamental applications of ultrashort pulses in metrology and quantum control. Chapters 8 and 9 are concerned with ultrafast nonlinear optics in optical fibres. Chapters 10 to 13 are concerned with the applications of ultrashort pulses in areas such as particle acceleration, microscopy, and micromachining. The chapters are aimed at graduate-student level and are intended to provide the student with an accessible, self-contained and comprehensive gateway into each subject.
The Evolution of the Global Terrorist Threat
Author: Bruce Hoffman, Fernando Reinares
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231537433
Pages: 704
Year: 2014-10-28
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Examining major terrorist acts and campaigns undertaken in the decade following September 11, 2001, internationally recognized scholars study the involvement of global terrorist leaders and organizations in these incidents and the planning, organization, execution, recruitment, and training that went into them. Their work captures the changing character of al-Qaeda and its affiliates since the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq and the sophisticated elements that, despite the West's best counterterrorism efforts, continue to exert substantial direction over jihadist terrorist operations. Through case studies of terrorist acts and offensives occurring both in and outside the West, the volume's contributors investigate al-Qaeda and other related entities as they adapted to the strategies of Operation Enduring Freedom and subsequent U.S.-led global counterterrorism programs. They explore whether Osama bin Laden was indeed reduced to a mere figurehead before his death or continued to influence al-Qaeda's global activities. Did al-Qaeda become a loose collection of individuals and ideas following its expulsion from Afghanistan, or was it reborn as a transnational terrorist structure powered by a well-articulated ideology? What is the preeminent terrorist threat we face today, and what will it look like in the future? This anthology pinpoints the critical patterns and strategies that will inform counterterrorism in the coming decades.
Anonymous Soldiers
Author: Bruce Hoffman
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307741613
Pages: 672
Year: 2016-03-15
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Draws on newly available documents from the National Archives in Britain to chronicle the historical events and key campaigns that led to the creation of Israel.
A Brief History of the Future
Author: Jacques Attali
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1628721332
Pages: 312
Year: 2011-07-01
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What will planet Earth be like in twenty years? At mid-century? In the year 2100? Prescient and convincing, this book is a must-read for anyone concerned about the future. Never has the world offered more promise for the future and been more fraught with dangers. Attali anticipates an unraveling of American hegemony as transnational corporations sever the ties linking free enterprise to democracy. World tensions will be primed for horrific warfare for resources and dominance. The ultimate question is: Will we leave our children and grandchildren a world that is not only viable but better, or in this nuclear world bequeath to them a planet that will be a living hell? Either way, he warns, the time to act is now.
Whither Marxism?
Author: Bernd Magnus, Stephen Cullenberg
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134979096
Pages: 288
Year: 2013-10-28
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First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Does Terrorism Work?
Author: Richard English
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199607850
Pages: 512
Year: 2016-07-28
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Terrorism is one of the most significant security threats that we face in the twenty-first century. Not surprisingly, there is now a plethora of books on the subject, offering definitions of what terrorism is and proffering advice on what causes it and how states should react to it. But one of the most important questions about terrorism has, until now, been left remarkably under-scrutinized: does it work? Richard English now brings thirty years of professional expertise studying terrorism to the task of answering this complex - and controversial - question. Focussing principally on four of the most significant terrorist organizations of the last fifty years (al-Qaida, the Provisional IRA, Hamas, and ETA), and using a wealth of interview material with former terrorists as well as those involved in counter-terrorism, he argues that we need a far more honest understanding of the degree to which terrorism actually works - as well as a more nuanced insight into the precise ways in which it does so. Only then can we begin to grapple more effectively with what has become one of the most challenging and eye-catching issues of our time.
The Terror Years
Author: Lawrence Wright
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0804170037
Pages: 464
Year: 2017-07
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Several "pieces first published in The New Yorker recall the path terror in the Middle East has taken from the rise of al-Qaeda in the 1990s to the recent beheadings of reporters and aid workers by ISIS ... They include an ... impression of Saudi Arabia, a kingdom of silence under the control of the religious police; the Syrian film industry, then compliant at the edges but already exuding a feeling of the barely masked fury that erupted into civil war; [and] the 2006-11 Israeli-Palestinian conflict in Gaza, a study in disparate values of human lives. Others continue to look into al-Qaeda as it forms a master plan for its future, experiences a rebellion from within the organization, and spins off a growing web of terror in the world"--
Nicaraguan Sketches
Author: Julio Cortázar, Kathleen Weaver
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 0393306429
Pages: 142
Year: 1989-12-01
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Essays by the Argentinian novelest, before and after the Sandinista revolution, celebrate the virtues and openness of the new regime
Divided World, Divided Class
Author: Zak Cope
Publisher: Kersplebedeb
ISBN: 1894946685
Pages: 460
Year: 2015-02-01
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Divided World Divided Class charts the history of the 'labour aristocracy' in the capitalist world system, from its roots in colonialism to its birth and eventual maturation into a full-fledged middle class in the age of imperialism. It argues that pervasive national, racial and cultural chauvinism in the core capitalist countries is not primarily attributable to 'false class consciousness', ideological indoctrination or ignorance as much left and liberal thinking assumes. Rather, these and related forms of bigotry are concentrated expressions of the major social strata of the core capitalist nations' shared economic interest in the exploitation and repression of dependent nations. The book demonstrates not only how redistribution of income derived from super-exploitation has allowed for the amelioration of class conflict in the wealthy capitalist countries, it also shows that the exorbitant 'super-wage' paid to workers there has meant the disappearance of a domestic vehicle for socialism, an exploited working class. Rather, in its place is a deeply conservative metropolitan workforce committed to maintaining, and even extending, its privileged position through imperialism. This second edition includes new material such as data on growing inequality between the richest and poorest countries; data illustrating rising real wages in Imperial Britain; explication of the concepts of value, monopoly capital and unequal exchange and their ramifications for the global class structure; discussion of social imperialism on the left; responses to critiques surrounding the thesis of mass embourgeoisement through imperialism; as well as further information on a range of subjects.