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Women of the Virgin Islands: From the Field to the Legislature recognizes and restores women to their central role in the history of the Virgin Islands by examining their lives from the earliest days of the colony's settlement. Constrained by their sex, race, and colonized status, women, nevertheless, led lives of ordinary heroism, which ensured the territory's economic, social, and cultural survival. In this comprehensive history of women in one of the world's last British colonies, O'Neal shows how women continue to define and redefine themselves and their roles in both their public and private lives, even as the colony itself undergoes its own transformation. As the twenty-first century begins, this book takes a look back at the role colonialism played in the twentieth century in furthering male political leadership and patriarchal norms. While party politics might have had the potential to advance women's political careers, O'Neal concludes they have largely failed to do so despite the advances women have made. Beginning in the late 1600s, when the islands were first colonized by the British, O'Neal examines the growth of slavery and shows how women exercised leadership roles in their community while preserving some of the traditions of their native Africa. She moves on to discuss the shaping of women's roles after the abolition of slavery and the struggles women faced as a result. Moving into the twentieth century, the book takes a look at women in the economy, society, government, education, and even in the family, and explores how roles have grown and changed even as the islands themselves continue to be transformed. O'Neal shows that while patriarchal attitudes were strengthened, women still found their way into the public arena, albeit with difficulty, influencing all areas of social policy. This book represents a truly original and enlightening addition to the literature on the Virgin Islands and Caribbean history.
Television Field Production and Reporting provides a comprehensive introduction to the art of video storytelling. Endorsed by the National Press Photographers Association, this book focuses on the many techniques and tools available in today s digital landscape, including how drones and miniaturized technology can enrich the storytelling process. The new edition of Television Field Production and Reporting is an absolute must in this visually oriented, rapidly changing field. At its core, visual storytelling helps transmit information, expose people to one another, and capture and communicate a sense of experience in unforgettable ways. This edition reflects, through practitioners' eyes, how to achieve those goals and excel as a professional, whatever the medium at hand, even as changing technology revises the storyteller s toolkit. This edition emphasizes digital and emerging media, and includes new color photography relevant to contemporary visual storytelling and reporting. It also features important updates regarding digital media law which affect anyone who records and/or disseminates digital media content, whether in private, on television, the web, via social networking sites, or in commercial venues. The seventh edition of Television Field Production and Reporting stresses the mastery of innovative storytelling practices in video programming as far ranging as electronic press kits, multi-camera production, stylized programs, corporate video, raw documentaries, and real time cinema verite."
This book studies important aspects of the EU as an international actor. It deals with the EU's foreign and security policies as they have developed in recent years. Institutionally the focus is on the second pillar of the Union, the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) and its defence component, the European Security and Defence Policy (ESDF). The latter in particular has gone through important developments in recent years, taking the EU into a realm which was largely a no-go area until 1999. The book has sections on theoretical and conceptual aspects: how do we study this subject matter and how do we explain developments? The empirical chapters deal with the EU and its near abroad, mostly Eastern Europe and the Mediterranean. The section on the EU's far abroad includes chapters on relations with America, Asia and Africa. Finally there are chapters looking at particular aspects of ESDP. Despite difficulties the EU is increasingly becoming an international actor. Chapter 1: "Introduction: The EU as a Foreign Policy Actor" Finn Laursen SECTION 1: THEORETICAL AND CONCEPTUAL PERSPECTIVES Chapter 2: "Past its Peak? The European Union as a Global Actor 10 Years After Charlotte Bretherton and John Vogler Chapter 3: "Realism, Grand Strategy and the EU's International Relations" Barry Andrew Hussey Chapter 4: "Theory in the Study of CFSP: From Building a Multi-Causal/Multi-level Framework to a Synergetic Foreign Policy Institutions Theory" Maciej Wilga Chapter 5: "Soft Power Discourse and the Significance of European Foreign Policy Methods" Philippine Colson SECTION 2: THE EU AND ITS NEAR ABROAD Chapter 6: "The EU and Conflict Resolution: De Facto States in the Neighbourhood" Steven Blockmans Chapter 7: "The EU as a Global Actor in Post-Conflict Societies: The Case of Macedonia" Edward Moxon-Brown Chapter 8: "Policy-making and New Modes of Governance in the European Neighbourhood Policy" Stefan Ganzle Chapter 9: "Vortex of a Regional Security Complex: The EuroMed Partnership and its Security Relevance" Astrid B. Boening SECTION 3: THE EU AND ITS FAR ABROAD Chapter 10: "The EU and North America: Transatlantic Relations as a Tool for Improving the EU's Role as a Global Actor" Natividad Fernandez Sola Chapter 11: "Engaging Regional Partners for Effective Conflict Resolution: Problems and Prospects of the EU's Strategic Partnerships in Asia" Saponti Baroowa Chapter 12: "EU Responses to Taiwan's Applications in the WTO, WHO and UN" Sigrid Winkler Chapter 13: "The EU as a Global Actor? EU Policies towards Iran and Cuba" Lynne Dryburgh Chapter 14: "A Security Actor in a Changing World? The EU in Africa" Toni Haastrup SECTION 4: POLICY MAKING ASPECTS Chapter 15: "A 'Militarisation' of the EU? The EU as a Global Actor and Neutral Member States" Nicole Alecu de Flers Chapter 16: "The Danish Defence Opt-Out: Who Cares?" Finn Laursen Chapter 17: "Concluding Thoughts: CFSP Explanations and Future Requirements" Finn Laursen Index"
This is a fresh, exciting collection of fifty poems from a rising star. Frederick provides a unique perspective with his poems, often thought-provoking and insightful into the mind behind the works, whilst dealing with controversial themes or current topics maturely and sensitively. Forty-nine of the fifty poems included are his personal favorites that he has written, and the fiftieth poem is a world exclusive, 'A Heart In A Western Field'.