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A Theory of Nonviolent Action by Stellan Vinthagen

By Stellan Vinthagen

The U.S. civil rights stream, anti-apartheid protestors in South Africa, and Gandhi’s fight for Indian freedom are all robust illustrations of nonviolent motion that successfully caused swap. In A conception of Nonviolent motion, Stellan Vinthagen attracts on those examples in addition to a wealthy number of different ancient social occasions that signify nonviolence activities that mixed resistance and positive change.

With this groundbreaking ebook, Vinthagen offers the 1st significant systematic try to boost a conception of nonviolent motion in a long time, making this crucial examining for someone occupied with the examine of nonviolence activities.

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12 The woman had lived among her captors for 15 years before she was able to return to her own people. She may be the earliest Mizo whose photograph survives. 3: Lushai woman (photographer: T. H. Lewin, about 1866). 5, respectively). 4: Gopi, a Khumi girl (photographer: T. H. Lewin, 1867). 5: A young man, Pangkhua sub-group (photographer: T. H. Lewin, 1867). 28 Coming into View: The First Portraits Lewin’s photographs were not published until much later. It was the next batch of images, dated 1872, which became better known.

Woodthorpe, 1872). 9). 9: Young man of the Mru (Mro) group (photographer: T. H. Lewin, 1867). The Lushai expedition also yielded photographs. 10, taken during the Lushai expedition, displays a group of uncomfortable-looking men, dressed in various homemade gowns and turbans. This image contrasts with that of another group of leaders whom Lewin persuaded to visit Calcutta (Kolkata) in 1872. 10: Group of Lushai, 1872. 11: Lushai chiefs posing with guns during their visit to Calcutta (Kolkata), 1872.

Second, they also exemplify regional styles of photography that mainstream – Euro-American – histories of photography treat as exotic, derived and peripheral. And within South Asia, the same routine is replicated: photographs from Mizoram and other ‘peripheral’ contexts are elided from histories of regional photography. Thus, the point Christopher Pinney makes for Indian photography is even more pertinent for photography in Mizoram: If you study European photography, then you are likely to be considered a photographic theorist.

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