Genocidal Organ

Author: Project Itoh
Editor: VIZ Media LLC
ISBN: 1421550881
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The war on terror exploded, literally, the day Sarajevo was destroyed by a homemade nuclear device. The leading democracies transformed into total surveillance states, and the developing world has drowned under a wave of genocides. The mysterious American John Paul seems to be behind the collapse of the world system, and it’s up to intelligence agent Clavis Shepherd to track John Paul across the wreckage of civilizations and to find the true heart of darkness—a genocidal organ. -- VIZ Media

Cyberpunk In A Transnational Context

Author: Takayuki Tatsumi
Editor: MDPI
ISBN: 3039214217
Size: 14,13 MB
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Mike Mosher’s “Some Aspects of Californian Cyberpunk” vividly reminds us of the influence of West Coast counterculture on cyberpunks, with special emphasis on 1960s theoretical gurus such as Timothy Leary and Marshall McLuhan, who explored the frontiers of inner space as well as the global village. Frenchy Lunning’s “Cyberpunk Redux: Dérives in the Rich Sight of Post-Anthropocentric Visuality” examines how the heritage of Ridley Scott’s techno-noir film Blade Runner (1982) that preceded Gibson’s Neuromancer (1984) keeps revolutionizing the art of visuality, even in the age of the Anthropocene. If you read Lunning’s essay along with Lidia Meras’s “European Cyberpunk Cinema,” which closely analyzes major European cyberpunkish dystopian films Renaissance (2006) and Metropia (2009) and Elana Gomel’s “Recycled Dystopias: Cyberpunk and the End of History,” your understanding of the cinematic and post-utopian possibility of cyberpunk will become more comprehensive. For a cutting-edge critique of cyberpunk manga, let me recommend Martin de la Iglesia’s “Has Akira Always Been a Cyberpunk Comic?” which radically redefines the status of Akira (1982–1993) as trans-generic, paying attention to the genre consciousness of the contemporary readers of its Euro-American editions. Next, Denis Taillandier’s “New Spaces for Old Motifs? The Virtual Worlds of Japanese Cyberpunk” interprets the significance of Japanese hardcore cyberpunk novels such as Goro Masaki’s Venus City (1995) and Hirotaka Tobi’s Grandes Vacances (2002; translated as The Thousand Year Beach, 2018) and Ragged Girl (2006), paying special attention to how the authors created their virtual landscape in a Japanese way. For a full discussion of William Gibson’s works, please read Janine Tobek and Donald Jellerson’s “Caring About the Past, Present, and Future in William Gibson’s Pattern Recognition and Guerilla Games’ Horizon: Zero Dawn” along with my own “Transpacific Cyberpunk: Transgeneric Interactions between Prose, Cinema, and Manga”. The former reconsiders the first novel of Gibson’s new trilogy in the 21st century not as realistic but as participatory, whereas the latter relocates Gibson’s essence not in cyberspace but in a junkyard, making the most of his post-Dada/Surrealistic aesthetics and “Lo-Tek” way of life, as is clear in the 1990s “Bridge” trilogy.

Japanese Culture Through Videogames

Author: Rachael Hutchinson
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 0429655940
Size: 15,22 MB
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Examining a wide range of Japanese videogames, including arcade fighting games, PC-based strategy games and console JRPGs, this book assesses their cultural significance and shows how gameplay and context can be analyzed together to understand videogames as a dynamic mode of artistic expression. Well-known titles such as Final Fantasy, Metal Gear Solid, Street Fighter and Katamari Damacy are evaluated in detail, showing how ideology and critique are conveyed through game narrative and character design as well as user interface, cabinet art, and peripherals. This book also considers how ‘Japan’ has been packaged for domestic and overseas consumers, and how Japanese designers have used the medium to express ideas about home and nation, nuclear energy, war and historical memory, social breakdown and bioethics. Placing each title in its historical context, Hutchinson ultimately shows that videogames are a relatively recent but significant site where cultural identity is played out in modern Japan. Comparing Japanese videogames with their American counterparts, as well as other media forms, such as film, manga and anime, Japanese Culture Through Videogames will be useful to students and scholars of Japanese culture and society, as well as Game Studies, Media Studies and Japanese Studies more generally.


Author: Rana Dasgupta
Editor: Canongate Books
ISBN: 0857868918
Size: 17,63 MB
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'A terrific portrait of Delhi right now' SALMAN RUSHDIE 'An astonishing tour de force by a major writer at the peak of his powers' WILLIAM DALRYMPLE WINNER OF THE RYSZARD KAPUSCINSKI AWARD FOR LITERARY REPORTAGE 2017 SHORTLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE 2015 When Rana Dasgupta arrived in Delhi at the turn of the twenty-first century, he had no intention of staying for long, but the city beguiled him - he 'fell in love and in hate with it' - and fifteen years later, Delhi is still his home. Over these fifteen years, he has watched as the tumult of destruction and creation which accompanies India's economic boom transformed the face of the city. In Capital, he explores the life-changing consequences for Delhi's people, meeting with billionaires and bureaucrats, drug dealers and metal traders, slum dwellers and psychoanalysts. These encounters, interwoven with over a century of history, plunge us into Delhi's intoxicating, sometimes terrifying, story of capitalist transformation - one that has repercussions not only for India, but for everybody's future.

Metal Gear Solid Guns Of The Patriot

Author: Project Itoh
Editor: Haikasoru
ISBN: 9781421540016
Size: 12,20 MB
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The Japanese novelization of the bestselling video game! Solid Snake is a soldier and part of a worldwide nanotechnology network known as the Sons of the Patriots. Time is running out for Snake though, as he will soon succumb to the FOXDIE virus, but not before spreading the disease to nearly everyone he encounters, in essence becoming a walking biological weapon. Snake will need every advantage he can get, as the SOP network is about to be hacked by his old enemy Liquid Ocelot, and whoever controls SOP controls the world.

International Crimes Volume I Genocide

Author: Guénaël Mettraux
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0192581066
Size: 14,41 MB
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Judge Mettraux's four-volume compendium, International Crimes: Law and Practice, will provide the most detailed and authoritative account to-date of the law of international crimes. It is a scholarly tour de force providing a unique blend of academic rigour and an insight into the practice of international criminal law. The compendium is un-rivalled in its breadth and depth, covering almost a century of legal practice, dozens of jurisdictions (national and international), thousands of decisions and judgments and hundreds of cases. This first volume discusses in detail the law of genocide: its definition, elements, normative status, and relationship to the other core international crimes. While the book is an invaluable tool for academics and researchers, it is particularly suited to legal practitioners, guiding the reader through the practical and evidential challenges associated with the prosecution of international crimes.


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Fegelein S Horsemen And Genocidal Warfare

Author: H. Pieper
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 1137456337
Size: 10,93 MB
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The SS Cavalry Brigade was a unit of the Waffen-SS that differed from other German military formations as it developed a 'dual role': SS cavalrymen both helped to initiate the Holocaust in the Soviet Union and experienced combat at the front.

Recovering From Genocidal Trauma

Author: Myra Giberovitch
Editor: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442665440
Size: 13,48 MB
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Since the Second World War people have become aware of the trauma associated with genocide and other crimes against humanity. Today, assisting mass atrocity survivors, especially as they age, poses a serious challenge for service providers around the world. Recovering from Genocidal Trauma is a comprehensive guide to understanding Holocaust survivors and responding to their needs. In it, Myra Giberovitch documents her twenty-five years of working with Holocaust survivors as a professional social worker, researcher, educator, community leader, and daughter of Auschwitz survivors. With copious personal and practical examples, this book lays out a strengths-based practice philosophy that guides the reader in how to understand the survivor experience, develop service models and programs, and employ individual and group interventions to empower survivors. This book is essential for anyone who studies, interacts, lives, or works with survivors of mass atrocity.


Author: George J. Andreopoulos
Size: 20,34 MB
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In the turbulent years since the term genocide was first introduced into the international legal debate in 1933, it has evolved into a fairly broad concept, applied often - and loosely - to many situations, both historical and contemporary. While there is no doubt that the Nazis' "final solution of the Jewish question" constituted genocide, there is also sound evidence for applying the term to describe past and present-day massacres committed worldwide: the Armenian genocide during World War I; the slaughter of more than a million Cambodians by the Khmer Rouge in the 1970s; Idi Amin's mass murders in Uganda; and the case of the Iraqi extermination of the Kurds in the 1980s. And today the specter of genocide has been raised once again, with neo-Nazi violence on the rise in Germany and elsewhere, and with the wide-scale killing of Muslims in Bosnia. But genocide has also been used to describe a much wider range of events and policies, from the nuclear bombing of Japan at the end of World War II to Western efforts to establish birth control and abortion programs in third world nations. It is these dimensions of genocide that George J. Andreopoulos and the contributors to this volume seek to explore, in the context both of their historical roots and of the implications for current and future international action. Originally the exclusive terrain of international lawyers, the debate over genocide in recent decades has come under increasing scrutiny from social scientists, who have launched a long overdue inquiry into the origins and unfolding of genocide as a social process. Armed with different tools and objectives, the social scientists' work has sharpened the focus on the shortcomings of the United Nations Convention on Genocide, which has formed the basis for the internationally accepted categorization of genocide as a crime. The authors first examine the legal and social-theoretical criteria by which mass killings have been categorized as genocide and debate the extent to which various definitions may lead to conceptual misuse. Four case studies then cast the theoretical discussion into the historical realm by recounting the mass killings of the Armenians under the Ottoman Empire; the Turkish suppression of the Kurds and the Iraqi chemical warfare waged against its Kurdish population; the plight of the East Timorese after the Indonesian invasion; and the brutal fate of the Cambodians under Khmer Rouge rule. This volume will be of interest to students and scholars of human rights, international law, political science, sociology, and history.