When the Moon Waxes Red

Representation, Gender and Cultural Politics
Author: Trinh T. Minh-ha
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113520456X
Category: Art
Page: 240
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In this new collection of her provocative essays on Third World art and culture, Trinh Minh-ha offers new challenges to Western regimes of knowledge. Bringing to her subjects an acute sense of the many meanings of the marginal, she examines topics such as Asian and African texts, the theories of Barthes, questions of spectatorship, the enigmas of art, and the perils of anthropology. When the Moon Waxes Red is an extended argument against reductive analyses, even those that appear politically adroit. The multiply-hyphenated peoples of color are not simply placed in a duality between two cultural heritages; throughout, Trinh describes the predicament of having to live "a difference that has no name and too many names already." She argues for multicultural revision of knowledge so that a new politics can transform reality rather than merely ideologize it. By rewriting the always emerging, already distorted place of struggle, such work seeks to "beat the master at his own game."

Woman, Native, Other

Writing Postcoloniality and Feminism
Author: Trinh T. Minh-Ha
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253013216
Category: Social Science
Page: 184
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"... methodologically innovative... precise and perceptive and conscious... " —Text and Performance Quarterly "Woman, Native, Other is located at the juncture of a number of different fields and disciplines, and it genuinely succeeds in pushing the boundaries of these disciplines further. It is one of the very few theoretical attempts to grapple with the writings of women of color." —Chandra Talpade Mohanty "The idea of Trinh T. Minh-ha is as powerful as her films... formidable... " —Village Voice "... its very forms invite the reader to participate in the effort to understand how language structures lived possibilities." —Artpaper "Highly recommended for anyone struggling to understand voices and experiences of those ‘we’ label ‘other’." —Religious Studies Review

D-Passage

The Digital Way
Author: Minh-ha T. Trinh
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822377322
Category: Social Science
Page: 224
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D-Passage is a unique book by the world-renowned filmmaker, artist, and critical theorist Trinh T. Minh-ha. Taking as grounding forces her feature film Night Passage and installation L'Autre marche (The Other Walk), both co-created with Jean-Paul Bourdier, she discusses the impact of new technology on cinema culture and explores its effects on creative practice. Less a medium than a "way," the digital is here featured in its mobile, transformative passages. Trinh's reflections shed light on several of her major themes: temporality; transitions; transcultural encounters; ways of seeing and knowing; and the implications of the media used, the artistic practices engaged in, and the representations created. In D-Passage, form and structure, rhythm and movement, and language and imagery are inseparable. The book integrates essays, artistic statements, in-depth conversations, the script of Night Passage, movie stills, photos, and sketches.

Framer Framed

Film Scripts and Interviews
Author: Trinh T. Minh-ha
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135209944
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 352
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Framer Framed brings together for the first time the scripts and detailed visuals of three of Trinh Minh-ha's provocative films: Reassemblage, Naked Spaces--Living is Round, and Surname Viet Given Name Nam.

Cinema-Interval


Author: Trinh T. Minh-ha
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135268991
Category: Social Science
Page: 304
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"An image is powerful not necessarily because of anything specific it offers the viewer, but because of everything it apparently also takes away from the viewer." --Trinh T. Minh-ha Vietnamese filmmaker and feminist thinker Trinh T. Minh-ha is one of the most powerful and articulate voices in independent filmmaking. In her writings and interviews, as well as in her filmscripts, Trinh explores what she describes as the "infinite relation" of word to image. Cinema-Interval brings together her recent conversations on film and art, life and theory, with Homi Bhabha, Deb Verhoeven, Annamaria Morelli and other critics. Together these interviews offer the richest presentation of this extraordinary artist's ideas. Extensively illustrated in color and black and white, Cinema-Interval covers a wide range of issues, many of them concerning "the space between"--between viewer and film, image and text, interviewer and interviewee, lover and beloved. As an added bonus, the complete scripts of Trinh's films Surname Viet Given Name Nam and A Tale of Love are also included in the volume. Cinema-Interval will be an essential work for readers interested in contemporary film art, feminist thought, and postcolonial studies.

The Digital Film Event


Author: Trinh T. Minh-ha
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136089942
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 232
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Endless travel in cyberspace, virtual reality, and the dream of limitless speed: technology changes our sense of self. In her new book, Trinh Minh-ha explores the way technology transforms our perception of reality. "We are all engaged in social rituals in our daily activities, she writes, "and by remaining unaware of their artistic ritual propensity, we remain 'in conformity'." Her goal, as a thinker and an artist, is to transform our understanding of technology and speed so that we are able to "turn an instrument into a creative tool and to step out of the one-dimensional, technologically servile mind." The paradox that "stillness contains speed within it" is central to Trinh's concept of the digital apparatus. With her signature amalgam of feminism, Eastern philosophy, and practical understanding of filmmaking, Trinh Minh-ha presents a much-needed advance in our concept of the real in a technological age.

Elsewhere, Within Here

Immigration, Refugeeism and the Boundary Event
Author: Trinh T. Minh-ha
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136942807
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 152
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Winner of the 2012 Critics Choice Book Award of the American Educational Studies Association (AESA) World-renowned filmmaker and feminist, postcolonial thinker Trinh T. Minh-ha is one of the most powerful and articulate voices in both independent filmmaking and cultural politics. Elsewhere, Within Here is an engaging look at travel across national borders--as a foreigner, a tourist, an immigrant, a refugee—in a pre- and post-9/11 world. Who is welcome where? What does it mean to feel out of place in the country you call home? When does the stranger appear in these times of dark metamorphoses? These are some of the issues addressed by the author as she examines the cultural meaning and complexities of travel, immigration, home and exile. The boundary, seen both as a material and immaterial event, is where endings pass into beginnings. Building upon themes present in her earlier work on hybridity and displacement in the median passage, and illuminating the ways in which "every voyage can be said to involve a re-siting of boundaries," Trinh T. Minh-ha leads her readers through an investigation of what it means to be an insider and an outsider in this "epoch of global fear." Elsewhere, Within Here is essential reading for those interested in contemporary feminist thought and postcolonial studies.

Vernacular Architecture of West Africa

A World in Dwelling
Author: Jean-Paul Bourdier,Thi Minh-Ha Trinh
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780415585439
Category: Architecture
Page: 191
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The dwellings of hundreds of African ethnic groups offer a variety of conceptions and building practices that contradict the widespread image of the primitive hut commonly attributed to rural Africa. Each house or group of houses is designed not only to shelter the members of a family, but also to enable intimate communication with ancestors and divinities and to harmonize with the forces of nature. Such an architecture thrives in a community context where it is simply not acceptable to plunder resources from the earth, and resources are used only in accordance with their availability, in quantity, and at times of year that minimize environmental impact. This cultural dimension and its realization through different architectural practices are illustrated in this work with examples taken from dwellings across numerous ethnic groups in sub-Saharan West Africa. Drawings, plans, axonometric projections, and photographs show the beauty and complexity of this architecture that is a spiritual praxisâe"as much place of life as work of art.

Lovecidal

Walking with the Disappeared
Author: Trinh T. Minh-ha
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780823271108
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 298
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In this new work, renowned feminist filmmaker and postcolonial theorist Trinh T. Minh-ha offers a lyrical, philosophical meditation on the global state of endless war and the violence inflicted by the imperial need to claim victory. She discusses the rise of the police state as linked, for example, to U.S. military intervention in Iraq and Afghanistan, or to China's occupation of Tibet, examining legacies of earlier campaigns and the residual effects of the war on terror. She also takes up the shifting dynamics of peoples' resistance to acts of militarism and surveillance as well as social media and its capacity to inform and mobilize citizens around the world. At once an engaging treatise and a creative gesture, Lovecidal probes the physical and psychic conditions of the world and shows us a society that is profoundly heartsick. Taking up with those who march both as and for the oppressed--who walk with the disappeared to help carry them forward--Trinh T. Minh-ha engages the spiritual and affective dimensions of a civilization organized around the rubrics of nonstop governmental subjugation, economic austerity, and highly technologized military conflict. In doing so, she clears a path for us to walk upon. Along with our every step, the world of the disappeared lives on.

The Night of the Moon

A Muslim Holiday Story
Author: Hena Khan
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9780811860628
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
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Yasmeen has a wonderful time celebrating the Muslim holy month of Ramadan with her family and friends.

The Power of Timing

Living in Harmony with Natural and Lunar Rhythms
Author: Johanna Paungger,Thomas Poppe
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1624889611
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 230
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The time is right to revive an ancient art which almost fell into oblivion after being practiced for thousands of years. Those who have mastered this art are able to enjoy a multitude of beneficial effects:  A higher probability of surgery being successful, a shorter recovery time and virtually no scarring.  Greatly increased effectiveness of medicinal herbs, especially when treating chronic illnesses.  Substantial reduction or elimination of fertilizer and pesticide use in gardening and farming, without lowering harvest yields. Additionally, improved harvest quality and post-harvest durability.  No need for chemically treating wood, regardless for which purpose the wood is used. This includes fire-proofing wood.  Longer shelf life for vegetables, grains and canned fruit without using chemicals, while at the same time decreasing their susceptibility to mold and vermin.  Decreasing the need for washing detergents by at least 50 percent. This is only a small sample of the benefits derived by those who learn and practice this art. It does not require special education, financial investment or any special talents. In order to master this art, all you need is patience, a calendar and the willingness to give up the most popular hobby in the world, namely, fighting symptoms rather than the cause. This art that has so much to offer, and in which I would like to interest my readers, has a name. It is called the Power of Timing. Its rediscovery and application can provide a major contribution to our own physical and mental recovery and wholeness (and thus automatically help the recovery of our planet). Maybe you are among those pioneers who would like to reclaim this knowledge slowly, little by little, without rushing. It is by no means too late to revive this ancient art. Even though there is little evidence today that the individual person has any influence on the recovery of the world, every little action, but above all, each good thought, counts. It can have a much deeper and immediate effect than big gestures or big empty words. Many people have begun to live more wisely and with reason and moderation. They experience what joy, serenity and inner peace are possible when leading a self-sufficient life that is free and incorruptible. It is deeply satisfying to protect our fellow humans and our environment, not as a lifestyle fraught with imposed ideology and fake morals, but with a clear comprehension of the actual nature of mankind. Namely, that we were created for each other, not against each other. In doing so, the Power of Timing, our common inheritance, can move us a big step into the future.

Mission to Mars

My Vision for Space Exploration
Author: Buzz Aldrin,Leonard David
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 1426210183
Category: Science
Page: 272
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Can astronauts reach Mars by 2035? Absolutely, says Buzz Aldrin, one of the first men to walk on the moon. Celebrated astronaut, brilliant engineer, bestselling author, Aldrin believes it is not only possibly but vital to America’s future to keep pushing the space frontier outward for the sake of exploration, science, development, commerce, and security. What we need, he argues, is a commitment by the U.S. President as rousing as JFK’s promise to reach the moon by the end of the 1960s—an audacious, inspiring goal-and a unified vision for space exploration. In Mission to Mars, Aldrin plots that trajectory, stressing that American-led space exploration is essential to the economic and technological vitality of the nation and the world. Do you dare to dream big? Then join Aldrin in his thought provoking and inspiring Mission to Mars. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Non-Sovereign Futures

French Caribbean Politics in the Wake of Disenchantment
Author: Yarimar Bonilla
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022628395X
Category: Social Science
Page: 232
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As an overseas department of France, Guadeloupe is one of a handful of non-independent societies in the Caribbean that seem like political exceptions—or even paradoxes—in our current postcolonial era. In Non-Sovereign Futures, Yarimar Bonilla wrestles with the conceptual arsenal of political modernity—challenging contemporary notions of freedom, sovereignty, nationalism, and revolution—in order to recast Guadeloupe not as a problematically non-sovereign site but as a place that can unsettle how we think of sovereignty itself. Through a deep ethnography of Guadeloupean labor activism, Bonilla examines how Caribbean political actors navigate the conflicting norms and desires produced by the modernist project of postcolonial sovereignty. Exploring the political and historical imaginaries of activist communities, she examines their attempts to forge new visions for the future by reconfiguring narratives of the past, especially the histories of colonialism and slavery. Drawing from nearly a decade of ethnographic research, she shows that political participation—even in failed movements—has social impacts beyond simple material or economic gains. Ultimately, she uses the cases of Guadeloupe and the Caribbean at large to offer a more sophisticated conception of the possibilities of sovereignty in the postcolonial era.

Lo!


Author: Charles Fort
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
ISBN: 159605946X
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 420
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Charles Fort's parade of scientific anomalies frames the larger anomaly that is human existence. "Lo!" is a book with the capacity to rewire brains and sculpt new lenses for seeing the unexpected, the unexplained--and perhaps for glimpsing our own role in Fort's mystifying cosmic scheme.

The Slow Moon


Author: Elizabeth Cox
Publisher: Random House Incorporated
ISBN: 081297770X
Category: Fiction
Page: 309
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On an early spring night in 1991, Sophie and Crow slip away from a rowdy high school party and sneak off into the woods. An hour later, Sophie lies unconscious, covered with blood, and Crow is crashing through the underbrush, hurling himself into the rive

Waxing Moon


Author: H. S. Kim
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781937178383
Category: Fiction
Page: 310
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Waxing Moon is an epic story set in feudal 19th century Korea, in the household of wealthy landowner Mr. O. Outside, there is political unrest as Western missionaries attempt to make inroads into the country. While the servants and wives within the O household compete for a greater degree of influence, Korea moves closer to the end of a dynasty and vast changes in the way of life for the privileged. This story of family intrigue and political tension during the Joseon Dynasty is told with humor and warmth. The characters are driven by ambition yet tempered by love. Through the lives of the O family, the pains and passion of a country in turmoil are revealed.

The Four Fundamental Concepts of Psycho-analysis


Author: Jacques Lacan
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393317756
Category: Psychology
Page: 290
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Probes the relationship between psychoanalysis and science and religion as well as defining the unconscious, the repetition, the transference, and the drive as the underlying concepts of psycho-analysis

Other Sisterhoods

Literary Theory and U.S. Women of Color
Author: Sandra Kumamoto Stanley
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252066665
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 351
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Where are the women writers of color? Where are their theoretical voices? The fifteen contributors to Other Sisterhoods: Literary Theory and U.S. Women of Color examine the ways that women writers of color have contributed to the discourse of literary and cultural theory. They focus on the impact of key issues, such as social construction and identity politics, on the works of women writers of color, as well as on the ways these women deal with differences relating to gender, class, race/ethnicity, and sexuality. The book also explores the ways women writers of color have created their own ethnopoetics within the arena of literary and cultural theory, helping to redefine the nature of theory itself.

Ghostlife of Third Cinema

Asian American Film and Video
Author: Glen M. Mimura
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 0816648301
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 192
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Asian American filmmakers and video artists have created a substantial, diverse, and challenging body of work that reimagines the cultural and political representation of Asian Americans. Yet much of this work remains unknown. Ghostlife of Third Cinema examines such potent issues as diasporic identity, historical memory, and queer sexuality through sophisticated readings of a wide range of film and video projects, includingTrinh T. Minh-ha's experimental documentary Surname Viet Given Name Nam;avant-garde works by Japanese American filmmakers Rea Tajiri, Lise Yasui, andJanice Tanaka; and queer videos exploring the intersection of race, nation, andsexuality by Pablo Bautista, Ming-Yuen Ma, and Nguyen Tan Hoang.

Paint This Town Red


Author: A. J. Kirby
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781907954221
Category: Fiction
Page: 454
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WELCOME TO LIMM, TWINNED WITH HELL Limm is a small town on a picturesque tidal island. For much of every day it is cut off from the rest of civilisation. Its people are insular. Self-sufficiency runs in their blood. Myth and superstition have become their currency. But what will happen to this close-knit community when the deepest, darkest of these myths starts to come to life, red in tooth and claw? What happens when the island comes under siege from external forces, hell-bent on tearing the place apart? The moon waxes. The tide of Darkness swells. Soon it will reach high-tide, and all the pretty Dark things which have heretofore remained hidden will come out to play. Only the unlikeliest bunch of reluctant heroes stand in its way. Will they discover their bravery in time?