Worlds Apart

Worlds Apart


Author : Cynthia M. Duncan
Publisher : Yale University Press
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ISBN : 0300210515
Pages : 328 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (3 users)

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First published in 1999, Worlds Apart examined the nature of poverty through the stories of real people in three remote rural areas of the United States: New England, Appalachia, and the Mississippi Delta. In this new edition, Duncan returns to her original research, interviewing some of the same people as well as some new key informants. Duncan provides powerful new insights into the dynamics of poverty, politics, and community change. "Duncan, through in-depth investigation and interviews, concludes that only a strong civic culture, a sense among citizens of community and the need to serve that community, can truly address poverty. . . . Moving and troubling. Duncan has created a remarkable study of the persistent patterns of poverty and power."—Kirkus Reviews "The descriptions of rural poverty in Worlds Apart are interesting and read almost like a novel."—Choice


Worlds Apart

Worlds Apart


Author : Sam Cole
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated
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Pages : 312 pages
Rating Book: 4.O/5 ( users)

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Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature

Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature


Author : R. Reginald
Publisher : Wildside Press LLC
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ISBN : 0941028763
Pages : 800 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (941 users)

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Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature, A Checklist, 1700-1974, Volume one of Two, contains an Author Index, Title Index, Series Index, Awards Index, and the Ace and Belmont Doubles Index.


Seeds of Poetic Healing

Seeds of Poetic Healing


Author : Isis Imani Sanders
Publisher : Trafford Publishing
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ISBN : 1412033268
Pages : 88 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (412 users)

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Seeds of Poetic Healing: Reading Between the Lines is a combination of words, thoughts and visions that gently present meaning to some of our most thought provoking questions. Be blessed as you read, meditate and enjoy this book which will lead you through the trinity of your own mind. Enter into "Soul Searching," meditate on these inspired messages. As you continue through "Places in Time" remember we have all been there to find that it awaits for no one, and you leave to carry only your memories and experiences. Now step into the mystery of love as you ponder the questions "He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not? He Loves Me." You will return again and again to Seeds of Poetic Healing: Reading Between the Lines. This book is exhilarating, thought provoking and above all a spiritual exhortation of the gift God has planted inside the author Isis Imani Sanders.


Shades of Springsteen

Shades of Springsteen


Author : John Massaro
Publisher : Rutgers University Press
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ISBN : 1978816189
Pages : 160 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (978 users)

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One of the secrets to Bruce Springsteen’s enduring popularity over the past fifty years is the way fans feel a deep personal connection to his work. Yet even as the connection often stays grounded in details from his New Jersey upbringing, Springsteen’s music references a rich array of personalities from John Steinbeck to Amadou Diallo and beyond, inspiring fans to seek out and connect with a whole world’s worth of art, literature, and life stories. In this unique blend of memoir and musical analysis, John Massaro reflects on his experiences as a lifelong fan of The Boss and one of the first professors to design a college course on Springsteen’s work. Focusing on five of the Jersey rocker’s main themes—love, masculinity, sports, politics, and the power of music—he shows how they are represented in Springsteen’s lyrics and shares stories from his own life that powerfully resonate with those lyrics. Meanwhile, paying tribute to Springsteen’s inclusive vision, he draws connections among figures as seemingly disparate as James Joyce, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Thomas Aquinas, Bobby Darin, and Lin-Manuel Miranda. Shades of Springsteen offers a deeply personal take on the musical and cultural legacies of an American icon.


World History through Case Studies

World History through Case Studies


Author : Dave Eaton
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
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ISBN : 1350042625
Pages : 304 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (35 users)

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This innovative textbook demystifies the subject of world history through a diverse range of case studies. Each chapter looks at an event, person, or place commonly included in comprehensive textbooks, from prehistory to the present and from across the globe – from the Kennewick Man to gladiators and modern-day soccer and globalization – and digs deeper, examining why historians disagree on the subject and why their debates remain relevant today. By taking the approach of 'unwrapping the textbook,' David Eaton reveals how historians think, making it clear that the past is not nearly as tidy as most textbooks suggest. Provocative questions like whether ancient Greece was shaped by contact with Egypt provide an entry point into how history professors may sharply disagree on even basic narratives, and how historical interpretations can be influenced by contemporary concerns. By illuminating these historiographical debates, and linking them to key skills required by historians, World History through Case Studies shows how the study of history is relevant to a new generation of students and teachers.


A Dictionary of Confusable Phrases

A Dictionary of Confusable Phrases


Author : Yuri Dolgopolov
Publisher : McFarland
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ISBN : 0786459956
Pages : 403 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (786 users)

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Covering over 10,000 idioms and collocations characterized by similarity in their wording or metaphorical idea which do not show corresponding similarity in their meanings, this dictionary presents a unique cross-section of the English language. Though it is designed specifically to assist readers in avoiding the use of inappropriate or erroneous phrases, the book can also be used as a regular phraseological dictionary providing definitions to individual idioms, clichés, and set expressions. Most phrases included in the dictionary are in active current use, making information about their meanings and usage essential to language learners at all levels of proficiency.


Young People’s Attitudes to Religious Diversity

Young People’s Attitudes to Religious Diversity


Author : Elisabeth Arweck
Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 1134790392
Pages : 304 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (134 users)

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Investigating the hitherto unexplored topic of how young people understand and relate to religious diversity in the social context in which they are growing up, this book makes a significant contribution to the existing body of literature on religious diversity and multiculturalism. It closes a gap in knowledge about young people’s attitudes to religious diversity, and reports data gathered across the whole of the UK as well as comparative chapters on Canada, USA and continental Europe. Reporting findings from both qualitative and quantitative research which reveal, for example, the importance of the particular social and geographical context within which young people are embedded, the volume addresses young people’s attitudes towards the range of 'world religions’ as well as non-religious stances and offers an interdisciplinary approach through the different analytical perspectives of the contributors.


Teach Yourself VISUALLY Mac Mini

Teach Yourself VISUALLY Mac Mini


Author : Guy Hart-Davis
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
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ISBN : 111849086X
Pages : 354 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (118 users)

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The perfect how-to guide for visual learners Apple?s Mac Mini packs a powerful punch is in a small package, including both HDMI and Thunderbolt ports plus the acclaimed OS X. But if you want to get the very most from all this power and versatility, be sure to get this practical visual guide. With full-color, step-by-step instructions as well as screenshots and illustrations on every page, it clearly shows you how to accomplish tasks rather than burying you in pages of text. Discover helpful visuals and how-tos on the OS, hardware specs, Launchpad, the App Store, multimedia capabilities (such as connecting your Mac Mini to your HDTV and using it as a media center) and more. Helps Mac Mini users get up to speed quickly on the latest and best features, including the major features of the OS X operating system and the new Thunderbolt and HDMI ports Teaches practical techniques using easy-to-follow, step-by-step visuals and brief explanations Features full-color screen shots on every page Covers OS and hardware basics as well as the Launchpad, the App Store, media center capabilities, maintenance, and troubleshooting Helps you surf the web with Safari, organize movies and music in iTunes, take advantage of home theater capabilities, and configure your system for optimum use. Teach Yourself VISUALLY Mac Mini helps you get big results out of your Mac Mini.


Words of Love and Life

Words of Love and Life


Author : J'Wan Yvette
Publisher : Lulu.com
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ISBN : 0615188796
Pages : 108 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (615 users)

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A collection of love poems and song lyrics. Some of the poems are dark, some are more light-hearted and romantic, all are written from a deep emotional place. I write about love - romantic love, love between friends, love between family.


The Mammoth Encyclopedia of Science Fiction

The Mammoth Encyclopedia of Science Fiction


Author : George Mann
Publisher : Hachette UK
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ISBN : 1780337043
Pages : 608 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (78 users)

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This encyclopedia is the most up-to-date, concise, clear and affordable guide to all aspects of science fiction, from its background to generic themes and devices, from authors (established and new) to films. Science fiction has evolved into one of the most popular, cutting-edge and exciting fiction geners, with a proliferation of modern and classic authors, themes and ideas, movies, TV series and awards. Arranged in an A-Z format, and featuring a comprehensive index and cross-referencing system, The Mammoth Encyclopedia of Science Fiction is also the most accessible and easy to use encyclopedia of its kind currently available.


Analytic Philosophy in Finland

Analytic Philosophy in Finland


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Publisher : BRILL
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ISBN : 9004333886
Pages : 618 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (4 users)

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Finland is internationally known as one of the leading centers of twentieth century analytic philosophy. This volume offers for the first time an overall survey of the Finnish analytic school. The rise of this trend is illustrated by original articles of Edward Westermarck, Eino Kaila, Georg Henrik von Wright, and Jaakko Hintikka. Contributions of Finnish philosophers are then systematically discussed in the fields of logic, philosophy of language, philosophy of science, history of philosophy, ethics and social philosophy. Metaphilosophical reflections on the nature of philosophy are highlighted by the Finnish dialogue between analytic philosophy, phenomenology, pragmatism, and critical theory.


Worldly Stage

Worldly Stage


Author : Sophie Volpp
Publisher : BRILL
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ISBN : 168417435X
Pages : 395 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (684 users)

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"In seventeenth-century China, as formerly disparate social spheres grew closer, the theater began to occupy an important ideological niche among traditional cultural elites, and notions of performance and spectatorship came to animate diverse aspects of literati cultural production. In this study of late-imperial Chinese theater, Sophie Volpp offers fresh readings of major texts such as Tang Xianzu’s Peony Pavilion (Mudan ting) and Kong Shangren’s Peach Blossom Fan (Taohua shan), and unveils lesser-known materials such as Wang Jide’s play The Male Queen (Nan wanghou). In doing so, Volpp sheds new light on the capacity of seventeenth-century drama to comment on the cultural politics of the age.Worldly Stage arrives at a conception of theatricality particular to the classical Chinese theater and informed by historical stage practices. The transience of worldly phenomena and the vanity of reputation had long informed the Chinese conception of theatricality. But in the seventeenth century, these notions acquired a new verbalization, as theatrical models of spectatorship were now applied to the contemporary urban social spectacle in which the theater itself was deeply implicated."


Otherworlds

Otherworlds


Author : David Luke
Publisher : Aeon Books
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ISBN : 1916068979
Pages : 298 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (916 users)

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Scientist and psychonaut David Luke weaves personal experience and scientific research in this comprehensive exploration of chemically mediated extra ordinary human experiences."Emphasizing parapsychological aspects of the psychedelic experience, Luke's new book fills in a fascinating and previously neglected lacuna in the burgeoning field of human studies with these compounds. " - Rick Strassman, PhD "A psychedelic Indiana Jones. " - Matt Colborn, PhD "David Luke's delightful one-liner about his book is that it's 'about weird people in weird places taking weird substances doing weird things and, importantly, having weird experiences' . . . On reflection, it's much more profound than that . . . So weird reader, forge ahead without fear. " - Dean Radin, PhD "In his fascinating book David plunges into this controversial topic and gives the backstory, the front story, and possible ways forward to bring paranormal and psychedelic research together, and further our understanding of both. " - Dennis J. McKenna, PhD "A remarkable collection and a necessary one. This body of research illuminates aspects of psychedelic experiences usually obscured or denied in the medical and clinical research and sensationalized in the popular press. " - James Fadiman, PhD "A real Dr Gonzo. " - Will Self


In Other Shoes

In Other Shoes


Author : Kendall L. Walton
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
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ISBN : 0195098722
Pages : 321 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (195 users)

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In fifteen essays-one new, two newly revised and expanded, three with new postscripts-Kendall L. Walton wrestles with philosophical issues concerning music, metaphor, empathy, existence, fiction, and expressiveness in the arts. These subjects are intertwined in striking and surprising ways. By exploring connections among them, appealing sometimes to notions of imagining oneself in shoes different from one's own, Walton creates a wide-ranging mosaic of innovative insights.


Canadian Music and American Culture

Canadian Music and American Culture


Author : Tristanne Connolly
Publisher : Springer
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ISBN : 3319500236
Pages : 297 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (319 users)

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This collection explores Canadian music’s commentaries on American culture. ‘American Woman, get away from me!’ - one of the most resonant musical statements to come out of Canada - is a cry of love and hate for its neighbour. Canada’s close, inescapable entanglement with the superpower to the south provides a unique yet representative case study of the benefits and detriments of the global American culture machine. Literature scholars apply textual and cultural analysis to a selection of Anglo-Canadian music – from Joni Mitchell to Peaches, via such artists as Neil Young, Rush, and the Tragically Hip – to explore the generic borrowings and social criticism, the desires and failures of Canada’s musical relationship with the USA. This innovative volume will appeal to those interested in Music, Canadian Studies, and American Studies.


Side Show

Side Show


Author : Rick Shelley
Publisher : Jabberwocky Literary Agency, Inc.
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ISBN : 1625675690
Pages : 289 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (625 users)

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Rick Shelley continues the adventures of the hard-fighting Lucky 13th Spaceborne Assault Team in an action-packed military sci-fi novel that sends a small force of fighters on a mission that takes them into territory more hostile than they could ever know.... The planet of Jordan has become a hellscape of blood, violence, and ever-present death. The world had been conquered by the brutal Schlinal Hegemony years ago. But now the Accord of Free Worlds has decided to make a determined push to retake the territory they have lost to the enemy. Now, as the battle reaches a lethal stalemate, Sgt. Joe “The Bear” Baerclau and his 13th SAT receive orders to leave their perimeter and venture into the wild. Their target: a secret science lab that was in place before the Schlinal invasion. Their orders: find the scientists if they survived and return them to Accord lines. And if that’s not possible—kill them and destroy all evidence of the lab. Now, Bear and his team must fight a running battle across dangerous unknown territory in search of a covert facility that may or not hide a dreadful secret. Even more lethal than the landscape is the equally skilled Hegemony force that’s hot on their trail and eager for the kill. But for the Lucky 13th, that’s just another day on the job...