Screening Morocco

Author: Valerie Orlando
Publisher: Ohio University Press
ISBN: 0896802817
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Screening Morocco from the Author: Valerie Orlando. Screening Morocco: Contemporary Film in a Changing Society focuses on Moroccan films produced and distributed from 1999 to the present. Valérie K. Orlando will introduce American readers to the richness in theme and scope of the cinematic production of Morocco. Moroccan cinema serves as an all-inclusive medium that provides a sounding board for a society that is remaking itself. Male and female directors present the face of an engaged, multiethnic and multilingual society. Their cinematography promotes a country that is dynamic and connected to the global sociocultural economy of the twenty-first century. At the same time, they seek to represent the closed, obscure past of a nation's history that has rarely been told, drawing on themes such as human rights abuse, the former incarceration of thousands during the Lead Years, women's emancipation, poverty, and claims for social justice.

Cinematic Homecomings

Author: Rebecca Prime
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1441106936
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Cinematic Homecomings from the Author: Rebecca Prime. The history of cinema charts multiple histories of exile. From the German émigrés in 1930s Hollywood to today's Iranian filmmakers in Europe and the United States, these histories continue to exert a profound influence on the evolution of cinematic narratives and aesthetics. But while the effect of exile and diaspora on film practice has been fruitfully explored from both historical and contemporary perspectives, the issues raised by return, whether literal or metaphorical, have yet to be fully considered. Cinematic Homecomings expands upon existing studies of transnational cinema by addressing the questions raised by reverse migration and the return home in a variety of historical and national contexts, from postcolonialism to post-Communism. By looking beyond exile, the contributors offer a multidirectional perspective on the relationship between migration, mobility, and transnational cinema. 'Narratives of return' are among the most popular themes of the contemporary cinema of countries ranging from Morocco to Cuba to the Soviet Union. This speaks to both the sociocultural reality of reverse migration and to its significance on the imagination of the nation.

Mediterranean Encounters In The City

Author: Michela Ardizzoni
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 1498528090
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Mediterranean Encounters In The City from the Author: Michela Ardizzoni. This book documents and analyzes how the contemporary Mediterranean city manages and negotiates its identity as a result of recent reconfigurations in its cultural, religious, and social landscape. The events of Sept. 11, 2001 have recast difference as a central trope of identification in urban borderland settings, unleashing heated debates about cultural convergences and animating anxieties about an arguable clash of civilizations in modern cities. These emerging uncertainties have also grown stronger as the homogenizing forces of globalization unsettle essential principles of the nation-state and nationhood and render fixed perceptions of distinctive and singular people and cultures more tenuous. Recent scholarship and public discourse have accordingly framed discussions of these encounters around concerns of geo-political security and international policy. Unfortunately, framed within these terms, our understanding of how various groups within the Mediterranean metropolis deal with the intensification of difference as a lived experience has remained regrettably thin. This volume transcends this limitation and explores new, interdisciplinary research paradigms that will help us gain a comprehensive perspective on how complex macro and micro tensions, contradictions and similarities are negotiated in building urban identities in the Mediterranean basin. The contributors to this volume explore the multi-faceted nature of Mediterranean cities and engage a critical discussion of identity production and consumption in the Mediterranean basin. By spanning two centuries and examining both the Northern and Southern shores of the Mediterranean, the chapters in this book provide a broad and comprehensive investigation of the ways in which recent cultural productions have framed and re-imagined the Mediterranean city as a locus of departures, arrivals and contested belonging. By focusing on cinema, photography, new media, magazines, music and literature as different stages for the performative representation of Mediterraneity, the authors highlight the vibrancy of the intercultural discourses taking place along the shores of the mare nostrum and provide new perspectives from which to explore the relationship between North and South, East and West.

After The American Century

Author: Brian T. Edwards
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231540558
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After The American Century from the Author: Brian T. Edwards. When Henry Luce announced in 1941 that we were living in an “American century,” he believed the international popularity of American culture made a world favorable to U.S. interests. For decades, his claim seemed to hold. Now, in the digital twenty-first century, the “American century” has been superseded, as American movies, music, video games, and television shows are received, understood, and transformed in unexpected ways. How do we make sense of this shift? Built on a decade of fieldwork in Cairo, Casablanca, and Tehran, Brian T. Edwards maps new routes of cultural exchange that are unpredictable, accelerated, and full of diversions. Shaped by the digital revolution, these paths are entwined with the growing fragility of American “soft” power. They indicate an era after the American century, in which popular American products and phenomena, such as comic books, teen romances, social networking sites, and American ways of expressing sexuality, are stripped of their American associations and creatively re-presented in very different terms. A film like Argo or superhero comics is then imbibed with new meanings. Arguing against those in both scholarly and policy circles who talk about a world in which American culture is merely replicated or appropriated, Edwards focuses instead on creative moments of uptake, in which Arabs and Iranians make something unexpected. He argues that these products do more then extend the reach of the original. They reflect a world in which culture endlessly circulates and gathers new meanings.

Jimd Reports Case And Research Reports 2011 1

Author: SSIEM
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642177077
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Jimd Reports Case And Research Reports 2011 1 from the Author: SSIEM. JIMD Reports publishes case and short research reports in the area of inherited metabolic disorders. Case reports highlight some unusual or previously unrecorded feature relevant to the disorder, or serve as an important reminder of clinical or biochemical features of a Mendelian disorder.

Rethinking African Cultural Production

Author: Kenneth W. Harrow
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253016037
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Rethinking African Cultural Production from the Author: Kenneth W. Harrow. Frieda Ekotto, Kenneth W. Harrow, and an international group of scholars set forth new understandings of the conditions of contemporary African cultural production in this forward-looking volume. Arguing that it is impossible to understand African cultural productions without knowledge of the structures of production, distribution, and reception that surround them, the essays grapple with the shifting notion of what "African" means when many African authors and filmmakers no longer live or work in Africa. While the arts continue to flourish in Africa, addressing questions about marginalization, what is center and what periphery, what traditional or conservative, and what progressive or modern requires an expansive view of creative production.

Helminthosporium Blights Of Wheat

Author: Etienne Duveiller
Publisher: CIMMYT
ISBN: 9789706480019
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Helminthosporium Blights Of Wheat from the Author: Etienne Duveiller. Helminthosporium diseases of wheat: summary of group discussions and recommendations; Evolution of the nomenclature used for Helminthosporium spp. causing leaf blight of wheat; Crop management and breeding for control of Pyrenophora tritici-repentis causing yellow spot of wheat in Australia; Constraints on the integrated management of spot blotch of wheat; Components of the spot disease cycle; Leaf blight diseases and associated soilborne fungal pathogens of wheat in South and Southeast Asia; Foliar blights of wheat in India: germplasm improvement and future challenges for sustainable, high yelding wheat production; Distribution of pathogens causing foliar blight of wheat in India and neighboring countries; Occurrence and significance of spot blotch in Bangladesch; Disease incidence and yield loss due to foliar blight of wheat in nepal; Tan spot in Western Canada; Diseases caused by Bipolaris sorokiniana and Drechslera tritici-repentis in Hungary; Population structure and epidemiology of Bipolaris sorokiniana in the Rice-wheat cropping pattern of Nepal; Tan spot in Central Asia; Breeding for foliar blight resistance in heilongjiang province, China; Incidence and current management of spot blotch of wheat in China; Spot bloch and tan spot of wheat in Paraguay; Research on Pyrenophora tritici-repentis tan spot of wheat in Uruguay; Improving control of tan spot caused by Pyrenophora tritici-repentis in the Mixteca Alta of Oaxaca, Mexico; Importance of spot blotch caused by Bipolaris sorokiniana in Bolivia; Major foliar diseases of triticale in Morocco; Effect of crop rotation and straw mulch inoculation on tan spot and root rot in bread and durum wheat; Breeding for resistance to spot blotch in wheat: global perspective; Evaluating spot blotch resistance of wheat: improving disease assessment under controlled conditions and in the field; Results of the South Asia regional Helminthosporium leaf blight and yield experiment, 1993-94; Breeding for resistance to Helminthosporium blights in Nepal: strategies and genetic gains; Resistance to spot blotch in spring wheat: breeding and genetic studies; Effect of single D-Genome chromosome substitutions from bread wheat on spot blotch resistance of hexaploid triticale; Repeatability of tan spot resistance evaluation in wheat; New approach for clustering breedings genotypes using production variables, yield losses and a double-digit disease scale; Screening wheat for Bipolaris sorokiniana resistance in Vietnan; Ran spot resiatance in tetraploid and hexaploid wheat; Novel genetic diversity for stress tolerance in the triticease: strategic avenues and applied potentials; Evaluating Southern cone wheat germoplasm for spot blotch and ta spot; Variation in resistance to Bipolaris sorokiana and Magnaporthe grisea in wheat grisea in wheat plants regenerated throught embryogenesis; Evaluating spot blotch resistance traits in wheat and related species; In vitro selection for spot blotch resistance in wheat; Identification and inheritance of resistance to foliar blight of wheat; Root rot of wheat: inoculation and screening techniques, yield loss assessment, and germplasm evaluation; Transformation technologies available for enhamcing fungal resistance in wheat; Molecular analyses of toxin (s) produced by Pyrenophora tritici-repentis; Role of host metabolism in action of necrosis toxin from Pyrenophora tritici-repentis; Fungi associated with foliar blight of wheat in warm areas; Characterization of the Pyrenophora tritici-repentis necrosis toxin and a folding precursor; Diversity of Pyrephora tritici-repentis isolates from warm wheat growing areas: pathogenicity, toxin production, and RAPD analysis; Role of root exudates and toxins in susceptibility of yemeni wheat varieties to Cochliobolus sativus; Characterization od Cochliobolus sativuis isolates from the UK and yemen; A xylanase gene from Cochliobolus sativus; Leaf spot diseases of wheat in a conservation tillage study; Control of leaf blights of wheat by elimination of the inoculum source; Incidence and severity of leaf-spotting diseases of spring wheat in Southern Manitoba; Tan spot of wheat in Argentina: importance and disease management strategies; Influence of agronomic practice on foliar blight, and identification of alternate host in the rice-wheat cropping system; Evaluation of tan spot research in Morocco; Controlling leaf spot of wheat throught nutrient management; Phytosanitary effect of the combined application on green manure and antaginistic bacterium Bacillus subtilis on Bipolaris sorokiniana; Seed pathology of tan spot; Wheat reaction to kernel infection by Pyrenophora tritici-repentis and effect on the subsequent crop; List of participants.

Dk Eyewitness Travel Guide Morocco

Author: DK
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
ISBN: 0241304695
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Dk Eyewitness Travel Guide Morocco from the Author: DK. The DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Morocco will lead you straight to the top attractions the country has to offer. Explore the medinas, museums and souqs of Casablanca, Fès and Tangier, the ruins of the ancient cities of Meknès and Volubilis, the stunning sights in Marrakech or spectacular mountains, deserts and beaches. All are showcased with beautiful photography, illustrations and floorplans. The DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Morocco provides information on all the best places to visit in Morocco. There are insider tips on everything from culture, shopping and outdoor activities to finding authentic local food and the best places to stay. Enjoy the best things to do in Morocco in this comprehensive travel guide. Winner of the Top Guidebook Series in the Wanderlust Reader Travel Awards 2017.

Maghrebs In Motion

Author: Suzanne Gauch
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190262583
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Maghrebs In Motion from the Author: Suzanne Gauch. Exploring films made in Tunisia, Morocco, and Algeria from 1985 to 2009, Suzanne Gauch illustrates how late post-independence and early twenty-first century North African cinema prefigured many of the transformations in perception and relation that stunned both participants and onlookers during the remarkable uprisings of the 2011 Arab Spring. Through multifaceted examinations of key films by nine filmmakers--Farida Benlyazid, Mohamed Chouikh, Nacer Khemir, Nabil Ayouch, Lyès Salem, Nadia El Fani, Tariq Teguia, Faouzi Bensaïdi, and Nejib Belkadhi--Gauch delineates the shifting relation of politics to film in the era of neoliberal globalization. Each work, she argues, taps the power inherent in cinema to destabilize patterns of perception and judgment while taking film's role as popular entertainment in new directions. Highlighting how each film taps into the mobility at the core of cinema to break through the boundaries that have long circumscribed filmmaking from North Africa, Gauch shows how this cinema continues to forge and reflect unexpected trajectories for itself and its audiences.

Breast Cancer Screening

Author: Nehmat Houssami
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128024941
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Breast Cancer Screening from the Author: Nehmat Houssami. Breast Cancer Screening: Making Sense of Complex and Evolving Evidence covers broad aspects of breast cancer screening specifically focusing on current evidence, emerging evidence, and issues that will be critical for future breast screening practice such as tailored screening and shared decision-making in breast screening. The scope of the book is relevant to a global audience. This book provides balanced perspectives on this increasingly controversial topic, using scientific evidence to explain the evolution of knowledge relating to breast cancer screening. Breast Cancer Screening covers the key points related to this debate including the context of increasingly complex and conflicting evidence, divergent opinions on the benefits and harms of breast screening, and variability in screening practice and outcomes across settings around the world. Explains complex and evolving evidence on breast screening with a balanced approach Provides balanced information and up-to-date evidence in an increasingly complex area Addresses emerging topical issues such as screening trials of digital breast tomosynthesis, tailored breast screening, and shared decision-making in breast screening Assists academics and researchers in identifying areas needing further research