The idea of persistent poverty is a pervasive one, and its context in the plantation economy is important to understand if these aspects are to be applied to one’s own concept of the economy. In George Beckford’s 1972 book Persistent Poverty: Underdevelopment in Plantation Economies of the Third World, he presents a comprehensive, interdisciplinary approach to understanding the plantation states in the West Indies, while expanding the scope of these appraisals to other third world countries.
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Insurgency & Terrorism: Inside Modern Revolutionary Warfare by Bard O’Neill Book Review
This is a comprehensive analysis that compares insurgencies and terrorists movements of post Second World War II and in our times. O’Neill begins this book by looking at post world war II insurgencies that have emerged which are related to terrorism and guerilla wars. He analyzes the nature of insurgency, tactics used in these guerilla wars both military and political “these so called small wars, which can be found on all continents, are often very costly and frequently involve major interest of regional and global powers,”1, and makes us understand both physical and human environment of these organizations and how they have shaped the modern day world. This analysis also makes us understand the role of external support and how it can influence and change the course of wars.
The Orphan Oliver – “Oliver Twist” Book Review
An overview of the book
The book “Oliver Twist” was written by Charles Dickens and was published in 1938. It has been adapted as a film and a long running Broadway musical. Initially the book appeared as a serial as each chapter was published separately. The author uses the characters and situations in the book to give social observations that attacks the double standards and imperfections of the institutions in the society. The government, how it handled the poor, laws governing the country and criminal system of the country are some of the issues addressed in the book. Contrary to the expectations of many, he doesn’t suggest solutions to some of the problems addressed in the book. This book is about an orphan who endures a miserable existence in a work house and later goes through a series of sufferings. He however gets a good ending as he meets members of his extended family and lives a happier life thereafter. The book brings about the moral decadence of the society and how innocent children suffer in the hands of the people who should be taking care of them.
Managing The Dream Book Review
Managing the dream is a book written by Warren Bennis, who is one of the most renowned leadership writers. The author explores all aspects of leadership from a theoretical and a practitioner point of view. The book is a perfect representation of leadership, which comprises of numerous essays that represents the author’s thinking towards what leadership entails. Bennis focuses on the core competencies of the aspect of effective leadership, at both the individual and group level in his book. Managing the dream is a tool for team leaders and managers who aspire to be effective in their leadership roles (Bennis, 2000). This paper represents a book review of Managing the Dream by outlining the core premise and concepts from the book, the three big ideas represented in the book. In addition, the paper outlines the way in which the core concepts from the book can be implemented at the workplace and their implications to organizations (Bennis, 2000).
Book Review on Shakespeare and the Comedy of Forgiveness
In the introduction to Hunter’s Shakespeare and the Comedy of Forgiveness, the author announces his intention to combat oversimplifications that have arisen over the past few decades with regards to the scholarship of Shakespeare, wherein the attitude of Shakespeare itself at the time of his writing would actually reflect the politics and intent of the work itself (e.g. King Lear having a sad ending indicating Shakespeare being despondent at the time of its composition). “This study…will be an attempt to investigate one feature – the denouement in forgiveness – which is common to five of the later comedies” (Hunter 2). In this way, Hunter is unique, in that he seeks to differentiate Shakespeare’s plays from the normal categories of ‘problem play,’ ‘romance,’ and so on, and investigate their actual endings, calling them ‘comedies of forgiveness.’
Book Review on A Place of Their Own – Creating the Deaf Community in America
This book brings about the history of the deaf people in the United States in the nineteenth century and the developments that it underwent in recognition of the importance of language as a mode of communication in a way that is not only understood by the English speakers but one that also cuts across the broader spectrum of communication development and its impact both social and more fundamentally the work environment. Though little according to the book is known about the non white deaf people in the United States, a major irony is drawn from this since this was a time after colonization with several blacks and Hispanics already settled in major parts of America. (John, 1996)
The Theme of Jane Eyre Book Review
In Charlotte Bronte’s popular book Jane Eyre, the main theme of the story is finding personal space within the greater society. As her main character, Jane, progresses from childhood through to adulthood, she struggles between the Victorian society life she inhabits and her own inner inclinations. Within the strict social view, Jane, as a glorified servant and a woman, was expected to control all her impulses, emotions and passions, willingly relegating herself to her subservient position so as to avoid any embarrassing social confrontations such as in her confrontations with her cousin and her aunt.
Book Review on The Viewpoints Book: A Practical Guide to Viewpoints and Composition
Historical Background and Overview of the Book
The term Viewpoints as used in theater arts refers to a set of terminologies given to some specific principles of motion/movement through time and space; they simply describe what happens on the stage. The viewpoints can also be defined as an improvisation technique that emanated from the postmodern world of dance. The technique was developed in the 1970s by choreographer Mary Overili by breaking down space and time. Composition on the other hand is the art of selecting and arranging the individual components of theatre language into a combined work of art. Directors Anne Bogart and Tina Landau expanded and adapted Overilie’s viewpoints for actors to work spontaneously and instinctively generating a bold theatrical art. Mary Overilie influenced Anne Bogart during their collaboration at the New York University in the late 1970s and early 1980s. While Overlie’s six viewpoints (space, time, story, movement, emotion and space) are viewed as a logical way of examining and analyzing movement (as in dance), Bogart’s view points are considered practical steps in uniting the stage and actors.
Book Review on The Ask and the Answer by Patrick Ness
The Ask and The Answer by Patrick Ness is a book that teaches people how to respond to different kind of situations, it defines the real nature of human beings, how we feel and how we make our choices. The war Mr. Ness argues he portrays that there is no good nor bad deed, he impersonates Todd and Viola with characters of making hard decisions that might seam bad to others and good to other people at the same time. The characters are held between the hard choices to make with hash consequences to follow suit. The reader becomes personally involved for the loyalty and the mess that proceeds.