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4 Diversity and Competition: Politics and Conflict in New Immigrant Communities

RICHARD CIMINO Indiana University Press ePub

Weishan Huang

Falun Gong (FLG) stepped onto the world stage with its sit-in demonstration in Beijing on April 25, 1999 – with more than 10,000 participants, the largest public protest in China since the Tiananmen Square incident in 1989. Since then, New York City has become the center of the group’s resistance efforts. Established by its charismatic leader, Master Li Hongzhi, Falun Gong is an interesting case study of a modern Buddhist-Taoist–qi-gong faith group with a highly mobilized group of followers.

This chapter seeks, first, to understand the changing ecology of Chinese immigrant communities in New York and to discuss the gentrification of Flushing, which is triggered by transnational capital. Second, the chapter introduces the practices of Falun Gong and focuses on the strategic campaigns of the movement in New York, particularly its parades in immigrant communities. The research has discovered that, to understand the politics of diversity within ethnic Chinese politics, we have to locate the immigrant community in a global milieu. The conflict between Falun Gong and China’s government has been translated onto the streets of New York City, a development that reveals the politics of immigrant communities as a reflection of domestic politics in their home countries.

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8 Passing Through: Historic Preservation in Pike County’s Patoka Bottoms

Nancy R Hiller Quarry Books ePub

Edith Sarra

The place was, and still is, south of where county roads 300 West and 200 South intersect, approximately eleven miles below Petersburg in Pike County, Indiana. If you were to turn west from State Road 57 onto County Road 200 South, just north of the Gibson County line, and follow that road until you reach the first crossroads, you could turn again, south this time, and find yourself, as I did ten years ago, on what the late nineteenth-century histories of Pike and Gibson Counties call “the old state road.”

The origin of this road is difficult to pinpoint. A survey of Pike County Commissioners Reports (1817–1826) suggests it may have been constructed as early as 1825. For more than a century, until it was bypassed in 1936 by State Road 57, it served as the main route between Petersburg, the Pike County seat, and what is now Oakland City in eastern Gibson County. Follow this road south and it will plunge you soon enough into a wide floodplain flanked on either side by crop fields. An old set of oil well storage tanks stands off to the left here, just beyond where the road makes a short switchback along the bluff as it drops into the broad valley of the Patoka River’s South Fork.

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18: Who Killed Charles Whitman

Gary M. Lavergne University of North Texas Press PDF

their work Levin and Fox present a composite profile of a mass murderer: a white male, in his late twenties or thirties, whose motives to kill include mone~ expediency; jealousy, or lust. American mass murderers, hardly ever career criminals but sometimes with a history of property crimes, often commit their murders following lengthy periods of frustration. For some, like Charles Whitman, guns become a solution to this frustration and are seen as the "great equalizer. "2

Of course, people are classified as mass murderers only after they have committed the murders. Hence, the prevention of mass murders could only be accomplished through predicting who will become one and intervening before the crime. That requires the identification of variables found to have a cause-effect relationship with mass murder. Levin and Fox candidly admit that their profile of a mass murderer fits hundreds of thousands of individuals and that attempts to make the profile more detailed subtract from its accuracr Moreover, the more prevalent character traits of mass murderers tend to be hidden. Like other mass murderers, Charles Whitman battled feelings of powerlessness and a lack of accomplishment, a brand of impotence Whitman thought made his life not worth living."

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Chapter Eight: A working model of a community based, culturally sensitive counselling service

Eleftheriadou, Zack Karnac Books ePub

Beverley Costa

This chapter outlines the development and the delivery of a culturally sensitive counselling service, in response to the needs of Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) communities, entitled Mothertongue. Clinical examples and experiences are used to illustrate the way in which a bridge is forged between clinical and community development work, in order to provide a relevant service to the target client group. It examines how the therapeutic boundaries have to be renegotiated, as the work is located in a particular social and political context.

Over a number of years, there had been growing concern on the part of professionals in health and social care that the ethnic minority communities in Reading were not receiving the type of help with mental health issues that they needed. Ethnic minorities in Reading account for some 13% of the population, and they were barely figuring on the statistics for clients attending local counselling services.

Some assumptions of traditional counselling services are that:

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Michelin Michelin ePub


Situated in the extreme north-east of Italy, Friuli has a wide range of geographical attractions, including mountains, glaciers, beaches, hills, plains and the sea. Its grapes are mainly grown in the central-southern section of the region, where the clayey soil with excellent drainage is particularly suited to winegrowing. Friuli is especially known for white and sweet wines, but its reds are equally enjoyable. The DOCG appellations have been given to Ramandolo and Picolit, voluptuous and velvety dessert wines produced in modest quantities from local grapes. The region’s most representative varieties – ten in all – are Tocai Friulano, Ribolla Gialla, Verduzzo Friulano, Picolit, Vitovska and Malvasia Istriana among the whites; Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso, Schioppettino, Pignolo, Tazzelenghe and Terrano for the reds.

Vineyards in the countryside of Friuli

Ente del Turismo Friuli Venezia Giulia

The terroir

The three DOCGs Picolit, Rosazzo and Ramandolo are in the province of Udine. This same province is also home to Friuli Colli Orientali (with the renowned subzones Cialla, Pignolo di Rosazzo, Ribolla Gialla di Rosazzo, Refosco di Faedis and Schioppettino di Prepotto), Annia, Aquileia, and Latisana, while it shares the appellation Grave with the province of Pordenone. Collio, Isonzo and part of Carso lie in the province of Gorizia, whereas the rest of Carso is in Trieste. Lison is an interregional DOCG that straddles the border between Friuli and the Veneto. What makes Friuli’s wines unique is the composition of the soil. Once the flattish area of the region was covered entirely by water. Over the centuries the detritus, sand and clay settled and telluric movements raised the land to create hills of marl, clay and sand. Today these are the zones of the Ramandolo, Colli Orientali and Collio Goriziano appellations. At the same time the alpine glaciers generated gravel, sand, pebbles and detritus that make the soil composition of the Grave and Isonzo zones so unique. Elsewhere, in the Aquileia, Latisana and Annia designated areas, water was pushed up to the surface. A unique soil composition is also found in Carso Triestino, where the land is described as being “red” owing to the extensive presence of iron-rich clayey rocks.

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