The Fire This Time: Essays on Life Under Us Occupation

4.83 avg rating
( 6 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9784902837117: The Fire This Time: Essays on Life Under Us Occupation

his book is compilation of a number of essays by the Chamorro writer, Julian Aguon, the author of Just Left of the Setting Sun. These essays are written to inform the world of the plight of the Chamorro people on the US Territory of Guam. Guam is considered "the place where America's Day begins" because of its location in the Western Pacific. It endures the status of an unincorporated territory, a netherzone in which the Organic Act instead the US Constitution applies, and where a non-voting Congressperson represents the island's interests in principle, but in actuality the island is administered by the Office of Insular Affairs in the US Department of Interior. The island has endured 500 years of colonization first by the Spanish; then by the Americans, followed by the Japanese; and after its "liberation" after WWII, now back under US control. Presently the island is gripped by the forces of globalization threatening to further take advantage of its status as a US free port; a campaign by the local Chamber of Commerce (consisting primarily of US Statesiders) to privatize every one of Guam's public resources, i.e. the island's only water provider, only power provider; only local telephone provider; public schools; and its only port, on an island that imports 85-90% of its food and where private monopolies of public goods would truly make the island captive to the "forces of the market"; a massive build-up of US Marines to complement the impressive Air Force and Navy show of force on 1/3 of the island that now threatens to make Guam a first-strike target in any altercation with China and/or with North Korea; and the exploitation of the island's deep patriotism and loyalty to the US to the point of cultural genocide and economic ruin. These essays provide the reader with a picture of how, even in America's own backyard, globalization, privatization, the application of non-representative democracy, the militarization of society, and the spread of a culture of conspicuous consumption threaten to both destroy the viability of communities, as well as the sustainable values and cultures that bind them together.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 13.95
US$ 10.75

Convert Currency

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Julian Aguon
Published by Blue Ocean Press, United States (2006)
ISBN 10: 4902837110 ISBN 13: 9784902837117
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Blue Ocean Press, United States, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.his book is compilation of a number of essays by the Chamorro writer, Julian Aguon, the author of Just Left of the Setting Sun. These essays are written to inform the world of the plight of the Chamorro people on the US Territory of Guam. Guam is considered the place where America s Day begins because of its location in the Western Pacific. It endures the status of an unincorporated territory, a netherzone in which the Organic Act instead the US Constitution applies, and where a non-voting Congressperson represents the island s interests in principle, but in actuality the island is administered by the Office of Insular Affairs in the US Department of Interior. The island has endured 500 years of colonization first by the Spanish; then by the Americans, followed by the Japanese; and after its liberation after WWII, now back under US control. Presently the island is gripped by the forces of globalization threatening to further take advantage of its status as a US free port; a campaign by the local Chamber of Commerce (consisting primarily of US Statesiders) to privatize every one of Guam s public resources, i.e. the island s only water provider, only power provider; only local telephone provider; public schools; and its only port, on an island that imports 85-90 of its food and where private monopolies of public goods would truly make the island captive to the forces of the market ; a massive build-up of US Marines to complement the impressive Air Force and Navy show of force on 1/3 of the island that now threatens to make Guam a first-strike target in any altercation with China and/or with North Korea; and the exploitation of the island s deep patriotism and loyalty to the US to the point of cultural genocide and economic ruin. These essays provide the reader with a picture of how, even in America s own backyard, globalization, privatization, the application of non-representative democracy, the militarization of society, and the spread of a culture of conspicuous consumption threaten to both destroy the viability of communities, as well as the sustainable values and cultures that bind them together. Bookseller Inventory # AAV9784902837117

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 10.75
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Julian Aguon
Published by Blue Ocean Press, United States (2006)
ISBN 10: 4902837110 ISBN 13: 9784902837117
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Blue Ocean Press, United States, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. his book is compilation of a number of essays by the Chamorro writer, Julian Aguon, the author of Just Left of the Setting Sun. These essays are written to inform the world of the plight of the Chamorro people on the US Territory of Guam. Guam is considered the place where America s Day begins because of its location in the Western Pacific. It endures the status of an unincorporated territory, a netherzone in which the Organic Act instead the US Constitution applies, and where a non-voting Congressperson represents the island s interests in principle, but in actuality the island is administered by the Office of Insular Affairs in the US Department of Interior. The island has endured 500 years of colonization first by the Spanish; then by the Americans, followed by the Japanese; and after its liberation after WWII, now back under US control. Presently the island is gripped by the forces of globalization threatening to further take advantage of its status as a US free port; a campaign by the local Chamber of Commerce (consisting primarily of US Statesiders) to privatize every one of Guam s public resources, i.e. the island s only water provider, only power provider; only local telephone provider; public schools; and its only port, on an island that imports 85-90 of its food and where private monopolies of public goods would truly make the island captive to the forces of the market ; a massive build-up of US Marines to complement the impressive Air Force and Navy show of force on 1/3 of the island that now threatens to make Guam a first-strike target in any altercation with China and/or with North Korea; and the exploitation of the island s deep patriotism and loyalty to the US to the point of cultural genocide and economic ruin. These essays provide the reader with a picture of how, even in America s own backyard, globalization, privatization, the application of non-representative democracy, the militarization of society, and the spread of a culture of conspicuous consumption threaten to both destroy the viability of communities, as well as the sustainable values and cultures that bind them together. Bookseller Inventory # AAV9784902837117

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 10.98
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Aguon, Julian
Published by Blue Ocean Press (2017)
ISBN 10: 4902837110 ISBN 13: 9784902837117
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Blue Ocean Press, 2017. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used! This item is printed on demand. Bookseller Inventory # 4902837110

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 9.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Julian Aguon
Published by Blue Ocean Press (2006)
ISBN 10: 4902837110 ISBN 13: 9784902837117
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Blue Ocean Press, 2006. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IQ-9784902837117

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 7.56
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Aguon, Julian
Published by Blue Ocean Press 8/12/2006 (2006)
ISBN 10: 4902837110 ISBN 13: 9784902837117
New Paperback or Softback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Blue Ocean Press 8/12/2006, 2006. Paperback or Softback. Book Condition: New. The Fire This Time: Essays on Life Under Us Occupation. Book. Bookseller Inventory # BBS-9784902837117

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 12.09
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Aguon, Julian
Published by Blue Ocean Press
ISBN 10: 4902837110 ISBN 13: 9784902837117
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Hawking Books
(Lake Arrowhead, CA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Blue Ocean Press. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 4902837110 A brand-new, unused copy in perfect condition. Five star seller - Buy with confidence!. Bookseller Inventory # Z4902837110ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 12.79
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Aguon, Julian
Published by Blue Ocean Press
ISBN 10: 4902837110 ISBN 13: 9784902837117
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Lakeside Books
(Benton Harbor, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Blue Ocean Press. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 4902837110 BRAND NEW, GIFT QUALITY! NOT OVERSTOCKS OR MARKED UP REMAINDERS! DIRECT FROM THE PUBLISHER!|0.5. Bookseller Inventory # OTF-Y-9784902837117

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 9.76
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Aguon, Julian
Published by Blue Ocean Press
ISBN 10: 4902837110 ISBN 13: 9784902837117
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Lakeside Books
(Benton Harbor, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Blue Ocean Press. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 4902837110 Brand New! Not overstocks or remainder copy!. Bookseller Inventory # OTF-S-9784902837117

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 9.76
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Julian Aguon
Published by Blue Ocean Press
ISBN 10: 4902837110 ISBN 13: 9784902837117
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Blue Ocean Press. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Paperback. 128 pages. Dimensions: 8.7in. x 5.9in. x 0.5in.his book is compilation of a number of essays by the Chamorro writer, Julian Aguon, the author of Just Left of the Setting Sun. These essays are written to inform the world of the plight of the Chamorro people on the US Territory of Guam. Guam is considered the place where Americas Day begins because of its location in the Western Pacific. It endures the status of an unincorporated territory, a netherzone in which the Organic Act instead the US Constitution applies, and where a non-voting Congressperson represents the islands interests in principle, but in actuality the island is administered by the Office of Insular Affairs in the US Department of Interior. The island has endured 500 years of colonization first by the Spanish; then by the Americans, followed by the Japanese; and after its liberation after WWII, now back under US control. Presently the island is gripped by the forces of globalization threatening to further take advantage of its status as a US free port; a campaign by the local Chamber of Commerce (consisting primarily of US Statesiders) to privatize every one of Guams public resources, i. e. the islands only water provider, only power provider; only local telephone provider; public schools; and its only port, on an island that imports 85-90 of its food and where private monopolies of public goods would truly make the island captive to the forces of the market; a massive build-up of US Marines to complement the impressive Air Force and Navy show of force on 13 of the island that now threatens to make Guam a first-strike target in any altercation with China andor with North Korea; and the exploitation of the islands deep patriotism and loyalty to the US to the point of cultural genocide and economic ruin. These essays provide the reader with a picture of how, even in Americas own backyard, globalization, privatization, the application of non-representative democracy, the militarization of society, and the spread of a culture of conspicuous consumption threaten to both destroy the viability of communities, as well as the sustainable values and cultures that bind them together. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 9784902837117

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 15.71
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Aguon, Julian
Published by Blue Ocean Press (2016)
ISBN 10: 4902837110 ISBN 13: 9784902837117
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller:
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Blue Ocean Press, 2016. Paperback. Book Condition: New. PRINT ON DEMAND Book; New; Publication Year 2016; Not Signed; Fast Shipping from the UK. No. book. Bookseller Inventory # ria9784902837117_lsuk

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 10.77
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.11
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book