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The Writing on the Wall

The Writing on the Wall
Chinese and Japanese Immigration to BC, 1920

by Hilda Glynn-Ward

  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release : 2010-12-15
  • Pages : 150
  • ISBN : 144265841X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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With tales of a gruesome murder, a typhoid epidemic, corrupt politicians, and a Japanese invasion, The Writing on the Wall was intended to shock its readers when it was published in 1921. Thinly disguised as a novel, it is a propaganda tract exhorting white British Columbians to greater vigilance to prevent greedy politicians from selling out to the Chinese and Japanese. It was also designed to convince eastern Canada of British Columbia's need for protections against an onslaught of the 'yellow peril.' This novel is not exceptional in its extreme racism; it reiterates almost every anti-oriental cliché circulating in British Columbia at the time of its publication. While modern readers will find the story horrifying and unbelievable, it is in fact based on real incidents. Many of the views expressed were only exaggerated versions of ideas held throughout the country about non-Anglo-Saxon immigrants. The Writing on the Wall is a vivid illustration of the fear and prejudice with which immigrants were regarded in the early twentieth century.

Writings on the Wall

Writings on the Wall
Searching for a New Equality Beyond Black and White

by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar,Raymond Obstfeld

  • Publisher : Time Inc. Books
  • Release : 2016-08-23
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1618935437
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A New York Times and Washington Post Bestseller Bestselling author, basketball legend and cultural commentator Kareem Abdul-Jabbar explores the heart of issues that affect Americans today. Since retiring from professional basketball as the NBA's all-time leading scorer, six-time MVP, and Hall of Fame inductee, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has become a lauded observer of culture and society, a New York Times bestselling author, and a regular contributor to The Washington Post, TIME magazine and TIME.com. He now brings that keen insight to the fore in Writings on the Wall: Searching for a New Equality Beyond Black and White, his most incisive and important work of non-fiction in years. He uses his unique blend of erudition, street smarts and authentic experience in essays on the country's seemingly irreconcilable partisan divide - both racial and political, parenthood, and his own experiences as an athlete, African-American, and a Muslim. The book is not just a collection of expositions; he also offers keen assessments of and solutions to problems such as racism in sports while speaking candidly about his experiences on the court and off. Timed for publication as the nation debates whom to send to the White House, the combination of plain talk on issues, life lessons, and personal stories places Writings on the Wall squarely in the middle of the conversation, as many of Abdul-Jabbar's topics are at the top of the national agenda. Whether it is sparring with Donald Trump, within the pages of TIME magazine, or full-length features in the The New York Times Magazine, writers, critics, and readers have come to agree on what The Washington Post observed: Abdul-Jabbar "has become a vital, dynamic and unorthodox cultural voice."

Writing on the Wall

Writing on the Wall
Social Media - The First 2,000 Years

by Tom Standage

  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release : 2013-10-10
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 1408842076
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Today we are endlessly connected: constantly tweeting, texting or e-mailing. This may seem unprecedented, yet it is not. Throughout history, information has been spread through social networks, with far-reaching social and political effects. Writing on the Wall reveals how an elaborate network of letter exchanges forewarned of power shifts in Cicero's Rome, while the torrent of tracts circulating in sixteenth-century Germany triggered the Reformation. Standage traces the story of the rise, fall and rebirth of social media over the past 2,000 years offering an illuminating perspective on the history of media, and revealing that social networks do not merely connect us today – they also link us to the past.

The Writing on the Wall

The Writing on the Wall
Studies in the Architectural Context of Late Assyrian Palace Inscriptions

by John Malcolm Russell

  • Publisher : Eisenbrauns
  • Release : 1999
  • Pages : 348
  • ISBN : 0931464951
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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It is too often forgotten that every Assyrian "historical" inscription functioned in a very specific context. This context influenced its content and the way in which it was perceived by ancient viewers and readers. Russell's goal is to address the reconstruction of the context of these inscriptions in order to elucidate their original impact. In the past, the palace inscriptions, including Assyrian palace inscriptions, have been published in composite editions with little or no reference to the provenience of the individual exemplars; in addition, the original excavation reports often were more interested in the content of the inscriptions than in their locations. To achieve the objective of placing these inscriptions in their original contexts and thereby provide a base for further study of them, and stimulated by two seasons of renewed excavations at Nineveh during which he studied many inscriptions in situ, Russell returned to the British Museum and Layard's original, handwritten notes from the 19th century excavations at Nineveh--the goal being to catalogue fully and as completely as possible the individual inscriptions and their locations. The results of Russell's labors are here published, including the first publication of several shorter inscriptions. The book is lavishly illustrated, both with museum photos and with photos by the author of many of the inscriptions in situ. The book will no doubt be the basis of all further study of the relationship between inscription and context in the palaces of the Assyrian kings.

Writing on the Wall

Writing on the Wall
Selected Prison Writings of Mumia Abu-Jamal

by Mumia Abu-Jamal

  • Publisher : City Lights Books
  • Release : 2015-02-01
  • Pages : 333
  • ISBN : 0872866750
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From the first slave writings to contemporary hip hop, the canon of African American literature offers a powerful counter-narrative to dominant notions of American culture, history, and politics. Resonant with voices of prophecy and resistance, the African American literary tradition runs deep with emancipatory currents that have had an indelible impact on the United States and the world. Mumia Abu-Jamal has been one of our most important contributors to this canon for decades, writing from the confines of the US prison system to give voice to those most silenced by chronic racism, impoverishment, and injustice. Writing on the Wall is a selection of one hundred previously unpublished essays that crystalize Mumia Abu-Jamal's essential perspectives on community, politics, power, social change, and US history. From discussions of Rosa Parks and Trayvon Martin to John Walker Lindh and Edward Snowden, Abu-Jamal articulates lucid, humorous, and often prescient insight into the past, present, and future of American politics and society. Written as radio commentaries from his prison cell in Death Row, where he was held in solitary confinement for close to thirty years, Mumia's revolutionary perspective brims with hope, encouragement, and profound faith in the possibility of social change and redemption. MUMIA ABU-JAMAL is an award-winning journalist and author of two best-selling books,Live From Death Row and Death Blossoms, which address prison life from a critical and spiritual perspective. In 1981 he was elected president of the Association of Black Journalists (Philadelphia chapter). That same year he was arrested for allegedly killing a white police officer in Philadelphia. He was convicted and sentenced to death in 1982, in a process that has been described as an epic miscarriage of justice. After spending more than 28 years on death row, in 2011 his death sentence was vacated when the Supreme Court allowed to stand the decisions of four federal judges who had earlier declared his death sentence unconstitutional. He is now serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole. In spite of his three-decade-long imprisonment, most of which was spent in solitary confinement on Death Row, Abu-Jamal has relentlessly fought for his freedom and for his profession. From prison he has written seven books and thousands of radio commentaries. He holds a BA from Goddard College and an MA from California State University, Dominguez Hills. His books have sold more than 100,000 copies and have been translated into seven languages. JOHANNA FERNÁNDEZ is a former Fulbright Scholar to Jordan and Assistant Professor of History at Baruch College of the City University of New York where she teaches 20th Century US history and African American History. She is author of the forthcomingWhen the World Was Their Stage: A History of the Young Lords Party, 19681976 (Princeton University Press). Fernandez is the writer and producer of the film,Justice on Trial: the Case of Mumia Abu-Jamal and she is featured in the critically acclaimed documentary about Mumia Abu-Jamal,Long Distance Revolutionary. Her writings have been published internationally, fromAl Jazeera to the Huffington Post. She gives interviews often and has appeared in a diverse range of print, radio, online and televised media includingDemocracy Now! with Amy Goodman, the Fox News shows Hannity and Megyn Kelley, Al Jazeera and The New York Times. She is a coordinator of the Campaign to Bring Mumia Home. CORNEL WEST is a scholar, philosopher, activist and author of over a dozen books including his bestseller,Race Matters. He appears frequently in the media, and has appeared on the Bill Maher Show, Colbert Report, CNN and C-Span as well as on Tavis Smiley's PBS TV Show.

Writing on the Wall

Writing on the Wall
Graffiti and the Forgotten Jews of Antiquity

by Karen B. Stern

  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 2020-10-06
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN : 0691210705
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Few direct clues exist to the everyday lives and beliefs of ordinary Jews in antiquity. Prevailing perspectives on ancient Jewish life have been shaped largely by the voices of intellectual and social elites, preserved in the writings of Philo and Josephus and the rabbinic texts of the Mishnah and Talmud. Commissioned art, architecture, and formal inscriptions displayed on tombs and synagogues equally reflect the sensibilities of their influential patrons. The perspectives and sentiments of nonelite Jews, by contrast, have mostly disappeared from the historical record. Focusing on these forgotten Jews of antiquity, Writing on the Wall takes an unprecedented look at the vernacular inscriptions and drawings they left behind and sheds new light on the richness of their quotidian lives. Just like their neighbors throughout the eastern and southern Mediterranean, Mesopotamia, Arabia, and Egypt, ancient Jews scribbled and drew graffiti everyplace--in and around markets, hippodromes, theaters, pagan temples, open cliffs, sanctuaries, and even inside burial caves and synagogues. Karen Stern reveals what these markings tell us about the men and women who made them, people whose lives, beliefs, and behaviors eluded commemoration in grand literary and architectural works. Making compelling analogies with modern graffiti practices, she documents the overlooked connections between Jews and their neighbors, showing how popular Jewish practices of prayer, mortuary commemoration, commerce, and civic engagement regularly crossed ethnic and religious boundaries. Illustrated throughout with examples of ancient graffiti, Writing on the Wall provides a tantalizingly intimate glimpse into the cultural worlds of forgotten populations living at the crossroads of Judaism, Christianity, paganism, and earliest Islam.

The Writing on the Wall

The Writing on the Wall
The Work of Joane Cardinal-Schubert

by Lindsey V. Sharman

  • Publisher : Board of Governors of the University of Calgar
  • Release : 2017
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 9781552389492
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Writing on the Wall tells the story of the art and life of Siksika (Blackfeet) artist, curator, writer and activist Dr. Joane Cardinal-Schubert, RCA.

The Writing On The Wall

The Writing On The Wall
A Book

by Juliet Rieden

  • Publisher : Macmillan Publishers Aus.
  • Release : 2019-08-27
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN : 1760788023
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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'Memoirs such as this will ensure we do not lose the struggle against "forgetting" - that sly accomplice of tyranny' Magda Szubanski In 1939, as Hitler's troops march on Prague, a Jewish couple makes a heartbreaking decision that will save their eight-year-old son's life but change their family forever. Australian journalist Juliet Rieden grew up in England in the 1960s and 70s always sensing that her family was different in some way. She longed to have relatives and knew precious little about her Czech father's childhood as a refugee. On the night before Juliet's father died, in 2006, Juliet's father suddenly looked up and said: 'The plane is in the hangar.' In the years after his death, Juliet comes to truly understand the significance of these words. On a trip to Prague she is shocked to see the Rieden name written many times over on the walls of the Pinkas Synagogue memorial. These names become the catalyst for a life-changing journey that uncovers a personal Holocaust tragedy of epic proportions. Juliet traces the grim fate of her father's cousins, aunts and uncles on visits to Auschwitz and Theresienstadt concentration camps and learns about the extremes of cruelty, courage and kindness. Then in a locked box in Britain's National Archives, she discovers a stash of documents including letters from her father that reveal intimate details of his struggle. Meticulously researched and beautifully told, this is the moving story of a woman's quest to piece together the hidden parts of her father's life and the unimaginable losses he was determined to protect his children from.

Writing on the Wall

Writing on the Wall
Graffiti and the Forgotten Jews of Antiquity

by Karen B. Stern

  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 2018-06-19
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN : 069116133X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Few direct clues exist to the everyday lives and beliefs of ordinary Jews in antiquity. Prevailing perspectives on ancient Jewish life have been shaped largely by the voices of intellectual and social elites, preserved in the writings of Philo and Josephus and the rabbinic texts of the Mishnah and Talmud. Commissioned art, architecture, and formal inscriptions displayed on tombs and synagogues equally reflect the sensibilities of their influential patrons. The perspectives and sentiments of nonelite Jews, by contrast, have mostly disappeared from the historical record. Focusing on these forgotten Jews of antiquity, Writing on the Wall takes an unprecedented look at the vernacular inscriptions and drawings they left behind and sheds new light on the richness of their quotidian lives. Just like their neighbors throughout the eastern and southern Mediterranean, Mesopotamia, Arabia, and Egypt, ancient Jews scribbled and drew graffiti everyplace--in and around markets, hippodromes, theaters, pagan temples, open cliffs, sanctuaries, and even inside burial caves and synagogues. Karen Stern reveals what these markings tell us about the men and women who made them, people whose lives, beliefs, and behaviors eluded commemoration in grand literary and architectural works. Making compelling analogies with modern graffiti practices, she documents the overlooked connections between Jews and their neighbors, showing how popular Jewish practices of prayer, mortuary commemoration, commerce, and civic engagement regularly crossed ethnic and religious boundaries. Illustrated throughout with examples of ancient graffiti, Writing on the Wall provides a tantalizingly intimate glimpse into the cultural worlds of forgotten populations living at the crossroads of Judaism, Christianity, paganism, and earliest Islam.

A History of the World in Six Glasses

A History of the World in Six Glasses
A Book

by Tom Standage

  • Publisher : Anchor Canada
  • Release : 2010-01-08
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0307375110
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Whatever your favourite tipple, when you pour yourself a drink, you have the past in a glass. You can likely find them all in your own kitchen — beer, wine, spirits, coffee, tea, cola. Line them up on the counter, and there you have it: thousands of years of human history in six drinks. Tom Standage opens a window onto the past in this tour of six beverages that remain essentials today. En route he makes fascinating forays into the byways of western culture: Why were ancient Egyptians buried with beer? Why was wine considered a “classier” drink than beer by the Romans? How did rum grog help the British navy defeat Napoleon? What is the relationship between coffee and revolution? And how did Coca-Cola become the number one poster-product for globalization decades before the term was even coined? From the Hardcover edition.

The Writing on the Wall

The Writing on the Wall
Rethinking the International Law of Occupation

by Aeyal Gross

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2017-04-06
  • Pages : 478
  • ISBN : 1107145961
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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As Israel's control of the Occupied Palestinian Territory nears its fiftieth anniversary, The Writing on the Wall offers a critical perspective on the international law of occupation. Advocating a normative and functional approach to occupation and to the question of when it exists, it analyzes the application of humanitarian and human rights law, pointing to the risk of using the law of occupation in its current version to legitimize new variations of conquest and colonialism. The book points to the need for reconsidering the law of occupation in light of changing forms of control, such as those evident in Gaza. Although the Israeli occupation is a main focal point, the book broadens its compass to look at other cases, such as Iraq, Northern Cyprus, and Western Sahara, highlighting the role that international law plays in all of these cases.

Writings on the Wall

Writings on the Wall
Inspirational Poems & Quotes

by Robert M. Hensel

  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release : 2016-07-19
  • Pages : 90
  • ISBN : 9781505732375
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Writings On the Wall: Disability Advocate's Uplifting Book of Poetry Hits Humanity with Bold Message of Hope - as Love, War & Peace Collide. Masterfully crafted by leading disability advocate, world-record holder and prolific writer - Robert M. Hensel - 'Writings on the Wall: Inspirational Poems & Quotes' is a product of the author's own unique life experiences. Confined to mobility via a wheelchair, Hensel has broken through the odds, and adversity, to emerge as something of a celebrity among those also living with physical limitation. In this latest volume, Hensel unravels his soul, to prove that hope and peace will always prevail.

The Writing on the Wall and Other Stories

The Writing on the Wall and Other Stories
A Book

by Val McDermid

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1997
  • Pages : 47
  • ISBN : 9780953044917
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Writing on the Wall

The Writing on the Wall
On the Decomposition of Capitalism and Its Critics

by Anselm Jappe

  • Publisher : John Hunt Publishing
  • Release : 2017-09-29
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN : 1785355821
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The 2008 global financial crisis has led to the re-emergence in public discourse of the idea that capitalism could end. For many, it was proof of the notion that capitalist civilisation has an endemic tendency towards crisis that will ultimately bring about its demise. Must we assume, however, that such an eventuality would inevitably result in the liberation of humanity, as many orthodox Marxists claim? Through a collection of specially revised essays, first published in France between 2007 and 2010, Anselm Jappe draws on the radical new perspective of “the critique of value” as a critical tool with which to understand today’s world and to re-examine the question of human emancipation. The Writing on the Wall offers a powerful new analysis of the decomposition of capitalism and its critics.

The writings on the wall

The writings on the wall
a contemporary investigation into graffiti in Manchester

by Stuart Forsyth

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 65
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Writings on the Wall

Writings on the Wall
Searching for a New Equality Beyond Black and White

by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar,Raymond Obstfeld

  • Publisher : Time Inc. Books
  • Release : 2016-08-23
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1618935437
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A New York Times and Washington Post Bestseller Bestselling author, basketball legend and cultural commentator Kareem Abdul-Jabbar explores the heart of issues that affect Americans today. Since retiring from professional basketball as the NBA's all-time leading scorer, six-time MVP, and Hall of Fame inductee, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has become a lauded observer of culture and society, a New York Times bestselling author, and a regular contributor to The Washington Post, TIME magazine and TIME.com. He now brings that keen insight to the fore in Writings on the Wall: Searching for a New Equality Beyond Black and White, his most incisive and important work of non-fiction in years. He uses his unique blend of erudition, street smarts and authentic experience in essays on the country's seemingly irreconcilable partisan divide - both racial and political, parenthood, and his own experiences as an athlete, African-American, and a Muslim. The book is not just a collection of expositions; he also offers keen assessments of and solutions to problems such as racism in sports while speaking candidly about his experiences on the court and off. Timed for publication as the nation debates whom to send to the White House, the combination of plain talk on issues, life lessons, and personal stories places Writings on the Wall squarely in the middle of the conversation, as many of Abdul-Jabbar's topics are at the top of the national agenda. Whether it is sparring with Donald Trump, within the pages of TIME magazine, or full-length features in the The New York Times Magazine, writers, critics, and readers have come to agree on what The Washington Post observed: Abdul-Jabbar "has become a vital, dynamic and unorthodox cultural voice."

Writings On The Wall

Writings On The Wall
Kmerc Poetry Collection

by Kenn J. Merchant

  • Publisher : Booktango
  • Release : 2015-04-10
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 1468958712
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Writings On The Wall is a collection of poetry that depicts situations of every day life such as: loss of love, finding your way, exploring the world, political fiascoes, and entering your imagination.

Writings on the Wall

Writings on the Wall
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2019-06
  • Pages : 56
  • ISBN : 9781916456846
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Writings on the Wall' examines the significant influence of ancient and contemporary graffiti on the practice of a group of mid-twentieth-century artists, who studied the ways in which ideas and speech have been communicated and recorded through inscriptions on the communal walls of the urban environment. The exhibition includes works by Brassaï, Vlassis Caniaris, Jean Dubuffet, Manolo Millares, Antoni Tàpies and Cy Twombly.0The artists selected for the exhibition share an interest in ghettoised or so-called derivative art forms, developed outside the structures of art institutions. They are connected by a specific focus on calligraphic gesture and textual writing and employ certain characters, signs and symbols to emulate a mutual graphic language used to express human experience.00Exhibition: Waddington Custot Galleries, London, UK (17.05.-30.06.2019).

Writings on the Wall: Pen-ned up Expressions

Writings on the Wall: Pen-ned up Expressions
A Book

by Brina Speaks

  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release : 2021
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 1532370431
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Writings on the Wall

The Writings on the Wall
A Book

by The Teen Writers Guild of Frankford High School

  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Release : 2007-03-21
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 1467832472
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This is the second anthology from the Teen Writers Guild of Frankford High School in Philadelphia - a school that CNN has labeled, One of the most persistently dangerous schools in America. Their urban stories, poetry, raps, and essays will strike a chord in you the likes of which you have never known. Last year the members of the Frankford Guild were honored for their work (against all odds) by Senator Christine Tartaglione and the State Senate of Pennsylvania! a must-read for every middle school and high school in America.