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By Susan Griffin

A awesome and provocative exploration of the interconnection of personal lifestyles and the large-scale horrors of battle and devastation
A Pulitzer Prize and nationwide e-book Award finalist, and a winner of the Bay region ebook Reviewers organization Award, Susan Griffin's A refrain of Stones is a rare reevaluation of historical past that explores the hyperlinks among person lives and catastrophic, world-altering violence. some of the most acclaimed and poetic voices of latest American feminism, Griffin delves into the point of view of these whose own relationships and family members histories have been profoundly motivated via battle and its frequently mystery mechanisms: the bomb-maker and the bombing sufferer, the soldier and the pacifist, the grand architects who have been formed by means of own adventure and in flip reshaped the world.

pointing out that "each solitary tale belongs to a bigger story"—and starting with the brutal and heartbreaking conditions of her personal childhood—Griffin examines how the delicate dynamics of parenthood, adolescence, and marriage interweave with the enormous violence of world clash. She proffers a daring and robust new realizing of the psychology of conflict via illuminating glimpses into the private lives of Ernest Hemingway, Mahatma Gandhi, Heinrich Himmler, British officer Sir Hugh Trenchard, and different historical figures—as good because the munitions staff at Oak Ridge, a survivor of the Hiroshima bombing, and different humbler but indispensible witnesses to historical past.

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In limiting the legislature’s authority, the architects of the initiative also strategically constrained the ability of social groups to impact the implementation of Prop. 71. With the California state Introduction: To the Moon 19 constitution now amended to support the “right to conduct stem cell research,”52 those implementing the initiative were afforded a legal fortress from which to exclude their ideological and procedural critics. 55 Before a cohesive platform or slate of demands has been articulated as the feminist or the racial justice alternative to Big Science, we find more open-ended contests over the issue of stem cell research, usually with a greater variety of alternatives at play.

In contrast to a “people’s science” that is fashioned Introduction: To the Moon 24 Janus around the interests of the social elite, a Sankofa-inspired approach to science critically engages histories of domination and subordination in order to produce knowledge that is committed to not simply biomedical consumption (as the epitome of capitalist freedom) but an ongoing process (not end point) of social liberation. Looking backward and forward through the idiom of Sankofa, we can attend to the fact that what may bring healing and longevity for some may threaten the rights and dignity of others, in part because of the historically mediated relationship different groups have with scientific experimentation and biomedicine.

71 passed while at the same time a ballot measure to extend basic healthcare coverage to the majority of its working classes who were then un- or underinsured (Proposition 72) was rejected. Indeed, proponents of the new field drew upon a ready futurist idiom that, by definition, obscures features of the present that systematically prevent health and wealth gains from “trickling down” to the masses. Instead, California took a place among national governments as colleague and competitor. In fact, as one policy report indicates, even the federal support for stem cell research [was] dwarfed by the $295 million a year guaranteed by Proposition 71.

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