Sleepers, Moles and Martyrs

Secret Identifications, Societal Integration and the Differing Meanings of Freedom

Author: Regina Bendix,John Bendix

Publisher: Museum Tusculanum Press

ISBN: 9788772899879

Category: Political Science

Page: 131

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The symposium "Sleepers, Moles, and Martyrs: Secret Identifications, Societal Integration, and the Differing Meanings of Freedom" held in Reinhausen, 2002, formed the basis of this publication. Occasioned by the social, political and mass media discourses after the bombings of New York's World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, an interdisciplinary group of scholars came together to explore the connotations and implications of the term "sleeper". The biographies of terrorist perpetrators are but one of many permutations of sleeper-like phenomena in late modern polities. Clandestine operatives of the state are sleepers, and both willing and unwilling victims of terrorism are discursively transformed from sleepers into martyrs. Starting with analyses of the discourses about sleepers in Part I-their historical antecedents, narrative employment, and semantic differentiation-Part II turns to the hidden or unspoken of aspects of the state, the challenge of fundamentalist terrorism to the modern political project and the tensions between neighbourly discourse, public display and the state. Part III juxtaposes changing depictions of Shiite martyrdom with the violence done to the term "martyr" within the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In Part IV, cultural secrets encoded in memorials and public silences in academic discourse are addressed. The different cases assembled offer comparative materials and perspectives from the USA, France, the Netherlands, Pakistan, Spain, Iran, Israel, Istria and Sweden.


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Publisher: Ten Steps Business Publ'ns



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The World's Best-kept Business Secret

Author: Kirby White

Publisher: Ten Steps Business Publ'ns

ISBN: 0980377501

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 232

View: 4608


Written for business owners and senior managers, this volume discusses ways of controlling business information and communication.

Sleepers 6

Author: Jacqueline Druga

Publisher: Permuted Press

ISBN: 1618685546

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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On a spring day, while natural disasters rock the globe, almost two billion children disappear from the face of the earth. Of the few who remain, most are ravaged with a plague that turns them into mindless, murderous beings. The residents of Haven prepare for what they believe is the final battle against the Sleepers. Instead of running, they stand their ground and launch a huge offensive. The only problem they face is who–or what–will they be actually battling?

Sleepers 7

Author: Jacqueline Druga

Publisher: Permuted Press

ISBN: 1682618404

Category: Fiction

Page: 401

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On a spring day, 1.8 billion children disappear from the face of the earth and natural disasters rock the globe. Of those who remain, 90 percent are ravaged with a plague that turns them into mindless, murderous beings. While the residents of Haven emerge victorious, their home is ravaged by war and they begin the search for a new place to set up camp. They are hopeful that the Sleeper virus will come to an end before they evolve when Dr. Noah invents an immunization that makes them invisible to the infected.

Sleepers 3

Author: Jacqueline Druga

Publisher: Permuted Press

ISBN: 1618682199

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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It has been a year and a half since a tragic event took the lives of the children and the Sleeper virus cascaded out of control causing those infected to be more deadly than any disease. Life is divided as what’s left of humanity struggles to divert extinction. Alex Sans leads a growing group of survivors who find sanctuary in a place they call Grace. It is a daily struggle to return to some sort of normalcy despite the dangerous world just outside their walls. They are succeeding, thriving and moving forward past their losses. Unfortunately, fate has dictated that man is not meant to survive ‘The Event’ and the Sleepers are to inherit the earth. Alex and the others face that reality as the Sleepers press closer to their gate and their semi-peaceful existence shatters. Sleepers 3 takes a surprising and dramatic turn as dark truths emerge, heroes rise to the occasion, and heartbreaking sacrifices are made.


Author: Lorenzo Carcaterra

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407059394

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 2893


An unforgettable true story of friendship, loyalty and revenge, set against the unmistakable backdrop of New York City They were four boys who shared everything - the laughter and bruises of an impoverished upbringing in New York's West Side. Then one of their pranks misfired - a man nearly died and they were sent away to a reformatory school. There they suffered the worst abuse the guards could inflict on them. They were forever scarred by their experiences. Eleven years later two of them became killers for the mob. They met the ringleader of the guards who abused them - and shot him dead in front of several witnesses. No one thought they would see the outside of a prison again - but the four friends banded together once more and in one last, audacious stand brought their own vengeance to the courtroom. Sleepers was adapted into an award-winning film, featuring Hollywood stars Dustin Hoffman, Brad Pitt, Robert de Niro and Kevin Bacon. A moving and shocking coming-of-age story that is a must read for fans of the cult film, Stand by Me. Lorenzo Carcaterra was born in New York where he still lives. He was a reporter on the New York Daily News before he wrote A Safe Place. His second book, Sleepers, became a bestseller on both sides of the Atlantic.

Seven Holy Sleepers

Amazing Saints

Author: Anna Kuck

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1449770665

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 38

View: 7393


The Seven Holy Sleepers are a beautiful example of the fortitude of the early saints during the Roman persecutions; they were willing to give up everything for the love of God. These Seven Holy Sleepers may inspire you to strive for that same fortitude. You will love reading this again and again, admiring the Seven Holy Sleepers’ nobility and the miracle God worked for them. The rhyming style will make it easy for children to memorize while they look at the beautiful pictures. Soon they will be ready to read it to you!

Deep Sleepers

A Play

Author: Charles Leipart

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc

ISBN: 9780822202974

Category: Drama

Page: 54

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THE STORY: As the author comments: DEEP SLEEPERS takes place in a dream. As such, it celebrates the peculiar logic and theatrical excesses of that territory. In the present instance the dreamer is one Wally Tuttle, who has to wake up so as not to

The Sleepers Almanac No. 7

Author: Zoe Dattner,Louise Swinn

Publisher: Sleepers Publishing

ISBN: 1742702996

Category: Short stories

Page: 368

View: 8961


Every year, Sleepers assembles a motley crue of new and established (but mostly new - mostly never heard of) writers for their critically acclaimed collection of short fiction (with occasional miscellany): The Sleepers Almanac. This year sees new stories from people the eds had previously not heard of, including the incredibly talented likes of Isabelle Li and Julie Koh. But there are names that might be familiar, too, to those who love short stories: Brad Bryant, Pierz Newton-John, or Sian Prior, perhaps better known for her journalism, but proving that she knows how to wrangle a story too. What makes the Almanac different is its breadth. The Almanac, which focuses on new and emerging authors, is the result of a slush-pile read, where writers from all over the country have been encouraged to send in stories up to 10,000 words long.

Precast Concrete Railway Track Systems

State-of-art Report

Author: fib Fédération internationale du béton

Publisher: fib Fédération internationale du béton

ISBN: 9782883940772

Category: Concrete railroad ties

Page: 40

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In 1986, the FIP Commission on Prefabrication issued the state-of-art report "Concrete Railway Sleepers", which included design considerations, manufacturing methods, rail fastening systems and field performance. During the two decades since that report, precast concrete has gained importance in the field of railway track systems for plain track, switches and crossings, tunnels and other applications. Developments in production methods for concrete sleepers in switch and crossing layouts to cope with the complex geometry and the industry's confidence in their performance have contributed to the huge increase in the use of this type of sleeper. The use of slab track for high-speed track has also grown, particularly where either new track is built or where existing track is renewed and long periods of track possession are possible. There has also been progress in the development of plant and equipment for the installation, renewal and maintenance of concrete sleepered track. With machines now able to replace existing track at a rate of 5000 sleepers (over 3 km track) per day, choosing concrete sleepers can reduce the time on site, meaning tracks can be reopened quickly whilst reducing labour requirements and costs. Today, precast concrete is considered to be the best performing and preferred material for railway sleepers, due to the following factors: long-term durability; improved geometric retention of track and greater weight vital for high-speed and heavy freight lines; improved elasticity of track; improved ride quality; low first cost; minimum life cycle cost; low cost of maintenance; environmental friendliness - no chemical treatment required and can be recycled. As all aspects of precast concrete railway track systems, from design through manufacture to installation and maintenance, have progressed since the publication of the FIP report, an update was considered timely, in order to provide a synthesis of currently available information. This new edition covers quality, design, production, durability, maintenance and environmental considerations, and includes survey on the use of precast concrete track systems in over 30 countries.

The Sleepers

The Secret Agents of Al Qaeda

Author: Rick D. Cleland

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1456747436

Category: Fiction

Page: 56

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The book explains, in detail, how ordinary folks commonly among us, daily, could be Secret Agents of Al Qaeda. The characters of the male Doctor, the lady Pharmacist, and the male athletic Coach are intertwined in ways the reader would not ordinarily consider possible or even probable.

Sleepers Awake

Author: David McNally,Kenneth Patchen

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 9780811201476

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 388

View: 376


The Sleepers of Erin

Author: Jonathan Gash

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472102959

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 9597


You know things are going badly when you've been stabbed, hospitalized and arrested for a crime that, not only did you not commit, you actively attempted to prevent. Top that off with a pending appearance in court before a judge whose wife you know rather better than he does, and you start to think that visiting an ancient Irish tomb with a gang of ruthless villains sounds like a perfectly reasonable thing to do. All you have to do is to make sure that you don't end up joining the ancient Irish tomb's ancient Irish inhabitants. Nothing's ever that simple, though, is it? Not in my world, anyway. Women have a tendency to confuse matters and when you're dealing with a deranged scarecrow poet and an eastern European hit man whom you know for a fact has never been further east than Billericay in his entire life, things are confusing enough, don't you think?

Captain of the Sleepers

A Novel

Author: Mayra Montero

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9780374707682

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 361


For fifty years, Andres Yasin has carried a grudge against J.T. Bunker. Now, Bunker, eighty-two years old and dying of cancer, wants to tell his side of a story, a story of his affair with Andres's mother. As a child Andres knew Bunker as the "Captain of the Sleepers"-so called because he transported the bodies of those who had died off the island, but wished to be buried at home. But what really happened between Bunker and Andres's mother, between his mother and her next lover, a leader in the Puerto Rican Nationalistic Insurrection, and what were the actual circumstances of Andres's mother's mysterious death? In this taut, erotic novel that slips effortlessly between past and present, remembrance and reality, Mayra Montero describes a feverish Caribbean childhood of secrets, disillusionment, and sexual awakening. Beautifully translated by Edith Grossman, The Captain of the Sleepers confirms Montero's stature as one of our finest prose stylists and as an international writer of the first rank.

sleepers get dreams

Author: Illready

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1462012892

Category: Fiction

Page: 72

View: 2048


I call this writing from the heart I was locked up physically but mentally I was free because of this writing. It kept me content and at ease and I enjoyed writing it.

The Dream Sleepers

Author: Patricia Grace

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 1742539726

Category: Fiction

Page: 96

View: 5380


The Dream Sleepers - stories of family life in the country and the city, of the contrasts between young and old, of relationships between people who know what it means to be Maori in a society whose predominant values are alien.

Sleepers, Awake

Author: Eden Barber

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1623420199

Category: Fiction

Page: 343

View: 6542


Overeducated and underemployed, Ivy League graduate Agnes Larch spends every day steeped in failure and sleeps every night without dreaming...that is, until the unexpected death of Ian Millbrook, the boy she's silently loved her whole life. Grieving and forced to confront her long-buried feelings for Ian, Agnes undergoes an arduous physical and spiritual journey to unearth her past and untangle her future. She walks in two worlds, the waking and the dreaming, each world filled with secrets, mysteries, and maybe, if she believes enough, miracles

When the Sleepers Woke

Author: Arthur Leo Zagat

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 1775561046

Category: Fiction

Page: 44

View: 4799


What would you do if you and a handful of other people were the only lucky ones to have survived an apocalyptic nightmare -- and half of your fellow survivors were your sworn enemies? That's the question at the center of Arthur Leo Zagat's tightly plotted short story, "When the Sleepers Woke." It's a science fiction gem that fans of the genre will surely appreciate.