The Sellout

Publisher : Simon and Schuster
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ISBN : 1786070162
Pages : 304 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (786 users)

Download or read book The Sellout written by Paul Beatty and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2016-03-24 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A Book of the Decade, 2010-2020 (Independent) ‘Outrageous, hilarious and profound.’ Simon Schama, Financial Times ‘The longer you stare at Beatty’s pages, the smarter you’ll get.’ Guardian ‘The most badass first 100 pages of an American novel I’ve read.’ New York Times A biting satire about a young man's isolated upbringing and the race trial that sends him to the Supreme Court, The Sellout showcases a comic genius at the top of his game. Born in Dickens on the southern outskirts of Los Angeles, the narrator of The Sellout spent his childhood as the subject in his father's racially charged psychological studies. He is told that his father’s work will lead to a memoir that will solve their financial woes. But when his father is killed in a drive-by shooting, he discovers there never was a memoir. All that’s left is a bill for a drive-through funeral. What’s more, Dickens has literally been wiped off the map to save California from further embarrassment. Fuelled by despair, the narrator sets out to right this wrong with the most outrageous action conceivable: reinstating slavery and segregating the local high school, which lands him in the Supreme Court. In his trademark absurdist style, which has the uncanny ability to make readers want to both laugh and cry, The Sellout is an outrageous and outrageously entertaining indictment of our time.

Slavery and the Post-Black Imagination

Publisher : University of Washington Press
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ISBN : 0295746653
Pages : 256 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (295 users)

Download or read book Slavery and the Post-Black Imagination written by Bertram D. Ashe and published by University of Washington Press. This book was released on 2019-12-24 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From Kara Walker’s hellscape antebellum silhouettes to Paul Beatty’s bizarre twist on slavery in The Sellout and from Colson Whitehead’s literal Underground Railroad to Jordan Peele’s body-snatching Get Out, this volume offers commentary on contemporary artistic works that present, like musical deep cuts, some challenging “alternate takes” on American slavery. These artists deliberately confront and negotiate the psychic and representational legacies of slavery to imagine possibilities and change. The essays in this volume explore the conceptions of freedom and blackness that undergird these narratives, critically examining how artists growing up in the post–Civil Rights era have nuanced slavery in a way that is distinctly different from the first wave of neo-slave narratives that emerged from the Civil Rights and Black Power Movements. Slavery and the Post-Black Imagination positions post-blackness as a productive category of analysis that brings into sharp focus recent developments in black cultural productions across various media. These ten essays investigate how millennial black cultural productions trouble long-held notions of blackness by challenging limiting scripts. They interrogate political as well as formal interventions into established discourses to demonstrate how explorations of black identities frequently go hand in hand with the purposeful refiguring of slavery’s prevailing tropes, narratives, and images. A V Ethel Willis White Book

Beyond Self-Interest

Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN : 0197620930
Pages : 288 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (197 users)

Download or read book Beyond Self-Interest written by Krzysztof Pelc and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2022-05-17 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A provocative retelling of the workings of self-interest in contemporary market society, which claims the world increasingly belongs to passionates, obsessives, and fanatics: those who do things for their own sake, rather than as means to other ends. In our capitalist market society, we have come to accept that the way to get ahead is through strong will, grit, and naked ambition. This belief has served us well: it has contributed to making our affluent societies affluent. But does the premise still hold? As Krzysztof Pelc argues in Beyond Self-Interest, this default assumption no longer captures reality. There is a limit to the returns of calculation, planning, and resolve, and in a growing number of settings, this limit has been reached. The true idols of market society, he contends, are those who disavow their self-interest, or at least appear to do so: eco-conscious entrepreneurs, media moguls with a mission, and modern-day artisans catering to a well-educated and ever more socially conscious population of consumers. Increasingly, those who prosper do so by spurning prosperity, or by convincing others that they are instead pursuing purpose, passion, love of craft-anything but their own self-advancement. This is the paradox of intention, and it is increasingly defining our lives. Pelc tells the story of this paradox from its unlikely emergence among a group of British thinkers in the early 19th century to its development over the next two centuries, as it was successively picked up by philosophers, novelists, social scientists, and, ultimately, capitalists themselves. All of whom arrived at a common realization: the appearance of disinterest pays, but only if it is believable-which presents the self-interested among us with a tricky problem. Drawing on three centuries of thought about commercial society and the people living in it, this richly researched account of the cycles of capitalism does not naively suggest that we should reject the market. Rather, it calls on us to treat economic growth once more as its earliest theorists did: as a formidable tool of human development, instead of an end in itself.

Corporate Governance and Regulatory Impact on Mergers and Acquisitions

Publisher : Elsevier
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ISBN : 0080549322
Pages : 304 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (8 users)

Download or read book Corporate Governance and Regulatory Impact on Mergers and Acquisitions written by Greg N. Gregoriou and published by Elsevier. This book was released on 2007-07-26 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Corporate Governance and regulatory presssures have been much in the news lately. How they affect the bottom line of corporations has been difficult to quantify, and research is just beginning to be published that addresses this crucial question. This book is the first collection for new research about the impact of takeover regulation and corporate governance on M&A financial results. It will be essential reading to any M&A specialist, an investment banker, a hedge fund manager, a private equity director, or a venture capitalist. Also a must read for financial analysts who follow M&A targets. The book presents research from around the world so it provides a global perspective on this important topic. *The first and only book of research on takeover regulation and corporate governance affecting M&A results *Stands out from all the "How to" books on M&A and M&A disaster books because it provides solid high-quality research on what works and how different decisions affect company and shareholder value *Research provides a guideline for decisionmakers in investment banks, private equity companies, and for financial analysts

Common Legal Framework for Takeover Bids in Europe:

Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN : 110732002X
Pages : pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (17 users)

Download or read book Common Legal Framework for Takeover Bids in Europe: written by and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2008-11-27 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Council Directive of 21 April 2004 on takeover bids sets forth the general principles applicable to takeover bids and clarifies certain minimum rules with respect to the procedure for a takeover bid, the obligation to make a mandatory bid in the event a minimum threshold is crossed and the majority shareholder's squeeze-out right as well as the minority shareholders' sell-out right. Furthermore, the Directive defines the authority which is competent to approve offer documents and supervise takeover bids, and provides for optional restrictions on the actions of the target company's management and on defence mechanisms. This book discusses the Takeover Directive and its implementing rules in each Member State of the European Union and the European Economic Area, providing companies and their advisors with useful insight into the legal framework and principles applicable to takeover bids in the region.

Bad Men

Publisher : University of Virginia Press
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ISBN : 0813944147
Pages : 238 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (813 users)

Download or read book Bad Men written by Howard Rambsy II. and published by University of Virginia Press. This book was released on 2020-04-01 with total page 238 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: How have African American writers drawn on "bad" black men and black boys as creative touchstones for their evocative and vibrant art? This is the question posed by Howard Rambsy’s new book, which explores bad men as a central, recurring, and understudied figure in African American literature, and music. By focusing on how various iterations of the bad black man figure serve as creative muse and inspiration for literary production, Rambsy puts a wide variety of contemporary African American literary and cultural works in conversation with creativity research for the first time. Employing concepts such as playfulness, productivity, divergent thinking, and problem finding, Rambsy examines the works of a wide range of writers—including Elizabeth Alexander, Amiri Baraka, Paul Beatty, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Tyehimba Jess, Trymaine Lee, Adrian Matejka, Aaron McGruder, Evie Shockley, and Kevin Young—who have drawn on notions of bad black men and boys to create innovative and challenging works in a variety of genres. Through groundbreaking readings, Rambsy demonstrates the fruitfulness of viewing black literary art through the lens of creativity research.

Seeds of Revolution

Publisher : iUniverse
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ISBN : 1440185301
Pages : 744 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (44 users)

Download or read book Seeds of Revolution written by Iam A. Freeman and published by iUniverse. This book was released on 2014-03-26 with total page 744 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A Collection of Axioms, Passages & Proverbs From • Che Guevara • Bob Marley • Mao Tse Tung • George Jackson • Noam Chomsky • Patrice Lumumba • Leonard Peltier • Richard Pryor • Bruce Lee • H. Rap Brown • Will Rogers • Kwame Ture • Plato • Chief Seattle • Maurice Bishop • Anne Wilson Schaef • Martin Luther King, Jr. • Mahatma Gandhi • Helen Keller • Stevie Wonder • Buddha • Fidel Castro • Ptah-Hotep • Denzel Washington • Socrates • Karl Marx • Arundhati Roy • Paul Robeson • Zhuge Liang • Malcolm X • Confucius • Sekou Toure’ • Marvin Gaye • Mother Jones • Hugo Chavez • Kwame Nkrumah • Ho Chi Minh • Amilcar Cabral • Eugene V. Debs • Jose’ Martí • James Loewen • Marcus Garvey • Augusto Sandino • Aesop’s Fables • Harriet Tubman • Chief Joseph • Frantz Fanon • Mark Twain • Simon Bolivar • Thomas Sankara • Lao Tzu • Miriam Makeba • Howard Zinn • Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. • Subcomandante Marcos • Mumia Abu-Jamal • Kim Il Sung • Sitting Bull • W.E.B. Du Bois • Red Cloud • Paramahansa Yogananda • David Walker • Assata Shakur • Albert Camus • Steve Biko • KRS-One • George Santayana • Carter G. Woodson • Black Hawk • Muhammad Ali • John Lennon • Chuck D • John H. Clarke • I Ching • Jean-Jacques Rousseau • Johann Wolfgang von Goethe • Victor Hugo • Salvador Allende • Dick Gregory • Emiliano Zapata • Oprah Winfrey • Upton Sinclair • Bill Cosby • Cesar Chavez • John Brown • Various International Proverbs • Jack London • Henry David Thoreau • Frederick Douglass • Emma Goldman • Michael Jordan • George Orwell • Rage Against The Machine • Albert Einstein • Kareem Abdul-Jabar • Voltaire • Thomas Carlyle • Lauryn Hill • Sojourner Truth • Depak Chopra • The Bible • Prophet Muhammad • Rumi • V.I. Lenin • Meister Eckhart • Fred Hampton • Michael Moore • The Tao • George Carlin • Ralph Nader • Rosa Parks • Margaret Storm Jameson • Louis Farrakhan • Nina Simone • Yuri Kochiyama • Woody Guthrie • Bertrand Russell • Rosa Luxemburg • Willie Nelson • Joan Baez • Bhagavad-Gita • Gen. Smedley Butler • Fyodor Dostoyevsky • Duke Ellington • Ralph Waldo Emerson • Jawanza Kunjufu • Erich Fromm • Jimi Hendrix • Big Elk • Fannie Lou Hamer • Immanuel Kant • Ziggy Marley • Poor Richard’s Almanac • Public Enemy • Bill Russell • Kenneth Stampp • Spock • Peter Tosh • Nat Turner • Desmond Tutu • Sun Tzu • Booker T. Washington • Saul Alinsky • The Zulu Declaration • Brother • A Collection of Axioms, Passages & Proverbs On • God • Faith • Endurance • Agitate ...Organize • Unity • Commun-all-ism • Comrades • Enemies • No (Know) Sellouts • United Snakes of America • The Rich & Greedy • Warmongers • The Slick, Selfish & Wicked • The Humble, Righteous & Just • Resistance • Independence • Criticism/Self-Criticism • Time • Tell-Lie-Vision • Poverty/Class Struggle • Poli-tricks • The (In) Just-Us System • Women • Children • Family • Pride • Death • Culture • History • Slavery • The African Holocaust • The Question of Race • Religion • Money • Work • Education • Knowledge & Wisdom • Political Power • Socialism • Revolution • Free the Land • Afreeka • God •

Real Black

Publisher : University of Chicago Press
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ISBN : 9780226390017
Pages : 298 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (39 users)

Download or read book Real Black written by John L. Jackson Jr. and published by University of Chicago Press. This book was released on 2005-11-15 with total page 298 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: New York's urban neighborhoods are full of young would-be emcees who aspire to "keep it real" and restaurants like Sylvia's famous soul food eatery that offer a taste of "authentic" black culture. In these and other venues, authenticity is considered the best way to distinguish the real from the phony, the genuine from the fake. But in Real Black, John L. Jackson Jr. proposes a new model for thinking about these issues--racial sincerity. Jackson argues that authenticity caricatures identity as something imposed on people, imprisoning them within stereotypes--turning them into racial objects and inanimate things, instead of living, breathing human beings. Contending that such assumptions deny people agency--not to mention humanity--in their search for identity, Jackson counterposes sincerity, an internal and more productive analytical model for thinking about race. Moving in and around Harlem and Brooklyn, Jackson offers a kaleidoscope of subjects and stories that directly and indirectly address how race is negotiated in today's world--including tales of name-changing hip-hop emcees, book-vending numerologists, urban conspiracy theorists, corrupt police officers, mixed-race neo-Nazis, and high-school gospel choirs forbidden to catch the Holy Ghost. Enlisting "Anthroman," his cape-crusading critical alter ego, Jackson records and retells these interconnected sagas in virtuosic detail and, in the process, shows us how race is defined and debated, imposed and confounded every single day.

Jawbreaker's 24 Hour Revenge Therapy

Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
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ISBN : 1501323113
Pages : 232 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (51 users)

Download or read book Jawbreaker's 24 Hour Revenge Therapy written by Ronen Givony and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2018-04-19 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Two and a half decades on, Jawbreaker's 24 Hour Revenge Therapy (1993-94) is the rare album to have lost none of its original loyalty, affection, and reverence. If anything, today, the cult of Jawbreaker-in their own words, "the little band that could but would probably rather not"-is now many times greater than it was when they broke up in 1996. Like the best work of Fugazi, The Clash, and Operation Ivy, the album is now is a rite of passage and a beloved classic among partisans of intelligent, committed, literary punk music and poetry. Why, when a thousand other artists came and went in that confounding decade of the 90s, did Jawbreaker somehow come to seem like more than just another band? Why do they persist, today, in meaning so much to so many people? And how did it happen that, two years after releasing their masterpiece, the band that was somehow more than just a band to its fans-closer to equipment for living-was no longer? Ronen Givony's 24 Hour Revenge Therapy is an extended tribute in the spirit of Nicholson Baker's U & I: a passionate, highly personal, and occasionally obsessive study of one of the great confessional rock albums of the 90s. At the same time, it offers a quizzical look back to the toxic authenticity battles of the decade, ponders what happened to the question of "selling out," and asks whether we today are enriched or impoverished by that debate becoming obsolete.

100 Things Nebraska Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die

Publisher : Triumph Books
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ISBN : 1623682851
Pages : 288 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (623 users)

Download or read book 100 Things Nebraska Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die written by Sean Callahan and published by Triumph Books. This book was released on 2013-11-01 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The University of Nebraska–Lincoln is one of the most storied and decorated football programs in NCAA history—since its inception in 1890, the program has claimed five National Championships, all of which are explored in this essential guide, along with the personalities, events, and facts that any and every Cornhuskers fan should know. The book recalls the key moments and players from Tom Osborne’s reign on the Nebraska sidelines from the 1970s to the 1990s—an unprecedented period that included 13 conference championships and three national championships—as well as the program’s early years and recent success under head coach Bo Pelini. Author Sean Callahan also includes the unforgettable players who have worn the Scarlet and Cream, including Johnny Rodgers, Mike Rozier, Tommie Frazier, and Ndamukong Suh. More than a century of team history is distilled to capture the essential moments, highlighting the personalities, games, rivalries, and plays that have come together to make Nebraska one of college football’s legendary programs.

Cannons and Codes

Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN : 0197509398
Pages : 320 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (197 users)

Download or read book Cannons and Codes written by Alison L. LaCroix and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2021-03-02 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: It can be said that western literature begins with a war story, the Iliad; and that this is true too of many non-Western literary traditions, such as the Mahabharata. And yet, though a profoundly human subject, war often appears to be by definition outside the realm of structures such as law and literature. When we speak of war, we often understand it as incapable of being rendered into rules or words. Lawyers struggle to fit the horrors of the battlefield, the torture chamber, or the makeshift hospital filled with wounded and dying civilians into the framework of legible rules and shared understandings that law assumes and demands. In the West's centuries-long effort to construct a formal law of war, the imperative has been to acknowledge the inhumanity of war while resisting the conclusion that it need therefore be without law. Writers, in contrast, seek to find the human within war--an individual story, perhaps even a moment of comprehension. Law and literature might in this way be said to share imperialist tendencies where war is concerned: toward extending their dominion to contain what might be uncontainable. Law, literature, and war are thus all profoundly connected--and it is this connection this edited volume aims to explore, assembling essays by preeminent scholars to discuss the ways in which literary works can shed light on legal thinking about war, and how a deep understanding of law can lead to interpretive insights on literary works. Some of the contributions concern the lives of soldiers; others focus on civilians living in war zones who are caught up in the conflict; still others address themselves to the home front, far from the theatre of war. By collecting such diverse perspectives, the volume aims to illuminate how literature has reflected the totalizing nature of war and the ways in which it distorts law across domains.

This is the Canon

Publisher : Hachette UK
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ISBN : 1529414601
Pages : 352 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (529 users)

Download or read book This is the Canon written by Joan Anim-Addo and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2021-10-28 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'A vital and timely introduction to some of the best books I've ever read. Perfectly curated and filled with brilliant literature' Nikesh Shukla 'The ultimate introduction to post-colonial literature for those who want to understand the classics and the pioneers in this exciting area of books' Symeon Brown These are the books you should read. This is the canon. Joan Anim-Addo, Deirdre Osborne and Kadija Sesay have curated a decolonized reading list that celebrates the wide and diverse experiences of people from around the world, of all backgrounds and all races. It disrupts the all-too-often white-dominated 'required reading' collections that have become the accepted norm and highlights powerful voices and cultural perspectives that demand a place on our shelves. From literary giants such as Toni Morrison and Chinua Achebe to less well known (but equally vital) writers such as Caribbean novelist Earl Lovelace or Indigenous Australian author Tony Birch, the novels recommended here are in turn haunting and lyrical; innovative and inspiring; edgy and poignant. The power of great fiction is that readers have the opportunity to discover new worlds and encounter other beliefs and opinions. This is the Canon offers a rich and multifaceted perspective on our past, present and future which deserves to be read by all bibliophiles - whether they are book club members or solitary readers, self-educators or teachers.

The Comedy of Dave Chappelle

Publisher : McFarland
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ISBN : 078645427X
Pages : 245 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (786 users)

Download or read book The Comedy of Dave Chappelle written by K.A. Wisniewski and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2014-01-10 with total page 245 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Perhaps best known for his highly acclaimed, short-lived Comedy Central program Chappelle’s Show, Dave Chappelle is widely regarded as one of today’s most culturally significant comedians. Through the sketch comedy show and his stand-up act, Chappelle has offered truly memorable commentary on racial and ethnic tensions in American society. This book assembles 13 essays that examine motifs common in Chappelle’s comedy, including technology and digital culture; race, gender, and ethnicity; economics and politics; music, television, film, and performance; and memory, language, and identity.

The Sell-Out

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ISBN : 9781930486188
Pages : 182 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (486 users)

Download or read book The Sell-Out written by Steven J. Frank and published by . This book was released on 2001 with total page 182 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Winner of the Second Annual Mystery Novel Award, this story takes place in New Jersey where a local cop must cross borders of race and class to find a killer.

The Urban Roots of Democracy and Political Violence in Zimbabwe

Publisher : University Rochester Press
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ISBN : 9781580462815
Pages : 220 pages
Rating Book: 4.6/5 (462 users)

Download or read book The Urban Roots of Democracy and Political Violence in Zimbabwe written by Timothy Scarnecchia and published by University Rochester Press. This book was released on 2008 with total page 220 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A timely examination of African politics during the formative years of Zimbabwean nationalism.

Real Estate Valuation

Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 1000508560
Pages : 238 pages
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Download or read book Real Estate Valuation written by G. Jason Goddard and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2021-12-15 with total page 238 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Real Estate Valuation: A Subjective Approach highlights the subjective valuation components of residential and commercial real estate, which can lead to a range of acceptable property value conclusions. It discusses the causes of housing booms and goes in depth into the heterogeneity of commercial real estate property valuation via examples from owner-occupied, multifamily residential, hotel, office, retail, warehouse, condo conversion, and mortgage-backed security areas of real estate. Other topics explored include the role of machine learning and AI in real estate valuation, market participant value perceptions, and the challenge of time in the valuation process. The primary theoretical basis for the range of acceptable values and the subjectivity of property valuation focuses on the work of G.L.S. Shackle from the Austrian School of Economics. This illuminating textbook is suitable for undergraduate and master’s students of real estate finance, and will also be useful for practitioners in residential and commercial real estate.