Shadow Libraries

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  • Category : Education
  • Author : Joe Karaganis
  • ISBN : 0262345706
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Number of Pages : 320
  • Readers : 4358

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: How students get the materials they need as opportunities for higher education expand but funding shrinks. From the top down, Shadow Libraries explores the institutions that shape the provision of educational materials, from the formal sector of universities and publishers to the broadly informal ones organized by faculty, copy shops, student unions, and students themselves. It looks at the history of policy battles over access to education in the post–World War II era and at the narrower versions that have played out in relation to research and textbooks, from library policies to book subsidies to, more recently, the several “open” publication models that have emerged in the higher education sector. From the bottom up, Shadow Libraries explores how, simply, students get the materials they need. It maps the ubiquitous practice of photocopying and what are—in many cases—the more marginal ones of buying books, visiting libraries, and downloading from unauthorized sources. It looks at the informal networks that emerge in many contexts to share materials, from face-to-face student networks to Facebook groups, and at the processes that lead to the consolidation of some of those efforts into more organized archives that circulate offline and sometimes online— the shadow libraries of the title. If Alexandra Elbakyan's Sci-Hub is the largest of these efforts to date, the more characteristic part of her story is the prologue: the personal struggle to participate in global scientific and educational communities, and the recourse to a wide array of ad hoc strategies and networks when formal, authorized means are lacking. If Elbakyan's story has struck a chord, it is in part because it brings this contradiction in the academic project into sharp relief—universalist in principle and unequal in practice. Shadow Libraries is a study of that tension in the digital era. Contributors Balázs Bodó, Laura Czerniewicz, Miroslaw Filiciak, Mariana Fossatti, Jorge Gemetto, Eve Gray, Evelin Heidel, Joe Karaganis, Lawrence Liang, Pedro Mizukami, Jhessica Reia, Alek Tarkowski

Lilith – The First Eve

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  • Category : Philosophy
  • Author : Siegmund Hurwitz
  • ISBN : 3856309004
  • Publisher : Daimon
  • Number of Pages : 262
  • Readers : 9812

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: In a fascinating excursion through the history of her myth, Siegmund Hurwitz presents and interprets the ancient dark-winged goddess Lilith, also known as ’the first Eve.’ The author’s extraordinarily meticulous study of the original sources brings to light a striking figure long lost from our awareness, yet highly relevant to a psychological understanding of today’s evolving masculine and feminine identities. Case material from his analytical practice imbeds Lilith in the everyday problems of contemporary life. That an unbridled life-urge which refuses to be assimilated lies behind depression… seems to me to be a new and important discovery. By combining the experience of a contemporary man with this historical material, Siegmund Hurwitz sheds new light on both. -- From the Foreword by Marie-Louise von Franz

Rediscovering Eve

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  • Category : Religion
  • Author : Carol Meyers
  • ISBN : 0199875944
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Number of Pages : 312
  • Readers : 3627

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This groundbreaking study looks beyond biblical texts, which have had a powerful influence over our views of women's roles and worth, in order to reconstruct the typical everyday lives of women in ancient Israel. Carol Meyers argues that biblical sources alone do not give a true picture of ancient Israelite women because urban elite males wrote the vast majority of the scriptural texts. Also, the stories of women in the Bible concern exceptional individuals rather than ordinary Israelite women. Drawing on archaeological discoveries and ethnographic information as well as biblical texts, Meyers depicts Israelite women not as submissive chattel in an oppressive patriarchy, but rather as strong and significant actors within their families and in their communities. In so doing, she challenges the very notion of patriarchy as an appropriate designation for Israelite society.

The First Book of Adam and Eve

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  • Category : Religion
  • Author : Rutherford H. Platt,General Press
  • ISBN : 938876059X
  • Publisher : GENERAL PRESS
  • Number of Pages : 360
  • Readers : 1730

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The First Book of Adam and Eve details the life and times of Adam and Eve after they were expelled from the garden to the time that Cain kills his brother Abel. This book is simply a version of an account handed down by words of mouth, from generation to generation, linking the time that the first human life was created to the time when somebody finally decided to write it down. Although considered to be pseudepigraphic by some, it carries significant meaning and insight into events of that time. It is doubtful that these writings could have survived all the many centuries if there were no substance to them.

Mary

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  • Category : Religion
  • Author : John Henry Cardinal Newman
  • ISBN : 1505104432
  • Publisher : TAN Books
  • Number of Pages : 38
  • Readers : 4987

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Proves that today's Marian doctrine is firmly rooted in the early Church's teachings and refutes the Protestant claim that Catholics invented devotion to Mary. Fresh, beautiful insights--typical of Cardinal Newman.

Open Access and the Future of Scholarly Communication

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  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Author : Kevin L. Smith,Katherine A. Dickson
  • ISBN : 1442273038
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Number of Pages : 318
  • Readers : 1741

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This volume of Creating the 21st-Century Academic Library looks closely at issues of policy and infrastructure for libraries that wish to provide leadership on their campus in the transition to more open forms of scholarship. The authors discuss how to make the case for open access on campus, as well as the political and policy implications of libraries that themselves want to become publishing entities.

Smart Cities for Sustainable Development

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  • Category : Social Science
  • Author : Ram Kumar Mishra,Ch Lakshmi Kumari,Sandeep Chachra,P. S. Janaki Krishna,Anupama Dubey,R. B. Singh
  • ISBN : 9811674108
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Number of Pages : 359
  • Readers : 7530

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This book reviews the structure, applications, technologies, governance, environmental sustainability, smart communities, gender space and other issues related to smart cities. The book is divided into four parts. The first one entails the conceptual background, growth and development. The second part presents diverse issues on smart cities in terms of environmental sustainability, the role of the community, and gender space, among others. The third part revolves around economic and technological issues, and the fourth is a compilation of case studies in connection with smart cities. This collection of diverse issues from different locations presents a holistic view of smart cities contributed by authors who have undertaken research projects and implemented their own unique perspectives and methods. A variety of innovative concepts such as digital governance, polycentric structures, geodata repositories, geoweb services and advanced geospatial technologies in smart city planning, urban microclimatic parameters, and urban heat islands provide invaluable knowledge for researchers and practitioners in these fields.

Southeast Asian Affairs 2018

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  • Category : Political Science
  • Author : Malcolm Cook,Daljit Singh
  • ISBN : 9814786837
  • Publisher : ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute
  • Number of Pages : 464
  • Readers : 1831

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: “Southeast Asian Affairs, first published in 1974, continues today to be required reading for not only scholars but the general public interested in in-depth analysis of critical cultural, economic and political issues in Southeast Asia. In this annual review of the region, renowned academics provide comprehensive and stimulating commentary that furthers understanding of not only the region’s dynamism but also of its tensions and conflicts. It is a must read.” –Suchit Bunbongkarn, Emeritus Professor, Chulalongkorn University “Now in its forty-fifth edition, Southeast Asian Affairs offers an indispensable guide to this fascinating region. Lively, analytical, authoritative, and accessible, there is nothing comparable in quality or range to this series. It is a must read for academics, government officials, the business community, the media, and anybody with an interest in contemporary Southeast Asia. Drawing on its unparalleled network of researchers and commentators, ISEAS is to be congratulated for producing this major contribution to our understanding of this diverse and fast-changing region, to a consistently high standard and in a timely manner.” –Hal Hill, H.W. Arndt Professor of Southeast Asian Economies, Australian National University

The Summer of Riley

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Eve Bunting
  • ISBN : 0062044745
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Number of Pages : 176
  • Readers : 4018

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Enjoy best-selling author Eve Bunting’s moving story about the bond between a boy and his dog. "Maybe that's one of the reasons people get dogs, to kind of close up the empty places inside them." Eleven-year-old William never needed a friend more than now. After his parents' separation, his father's new engagement, and his grandfather's dying without any warning—adopting big, beautiful Riley is the first thing in a long time that has made him feel better. That is, until Riley innocently chases a horse. Local law states that any animal that chases livestock must be put to sleep. Suddenly William stands to lose another thing close to him. Together with his friend Grace, William begins a campaign to reverse the county commissioners' decision. But with a community divided on the issue, and the bully Ellis Porter trying to stop them at every turn, will they be able to save Riley's life? Celebrated author Eve Bunting shows William's determined struggle to fight for what he believes in. The Summer of Riley is an inspiring novel about learning to accept life's changes, the healing power of friendship, and the unending desire to protect those we love.

Act Your Age

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Eve Dangerfield
  • ISBN : Not Available
  • Publisher : Eve Dangerfield Books
  • Number of Pages : 337
  • Readers : 1539

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: "A love letter to readers who've ever been made to feel weird for loving daddy kink. Dangerfield is a bold, brilliant, captivating voice who should be at the very top of your TBR." - New York Times bestselling author Tessa Bailey All Kate 'Middleton' McGrath wants is a man to call 'Daddy' in bed. But kinks aren't for everyone. She gets it. They're definitely not going to be for her grumpaholic boss, Mr Henderson. But a girl can dream, can't she? Especially when he's always so stern with her… "Fresh, sexy and fun. Act Your Age is Australian erotic romance at its best." - New York Times bestselling author Kylie Scott Tyler Henderson is a golden boy who's lost his shine. He's old, his dream career is over, his fiancée left him. Now all the former firefighter can do is bury his troubles in paperwork and hard liquor... and try to keep Middleton out of his head. He's not going anywhere near that girl. He's done with sweet and innocent. And things don't come much sweeter or more innocent than a cupcake-baking engineer who knits her own hats. "It's 2am and this book is everything and I. Am. Dead. If you have to read one daddy book-read this one." - New York Times bestselling author L.J. Shen When a case of mistaken identity brings Kate and Ty together, they soon realize they have more in common, and more to lose, than either of them dreamed… ACT YOUR AGE is a full-length contemporary novel by critically acclaimed author Eve Dangerfield.

Notable American Women with Czechoslovak Roots

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  • Category : History
  • Author : Miloslav Rechcigl Jr.
  • ISBN : 1728321395
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Number of Pages : 858
  • Readers : 9677

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Even though there exist only a few general studies on the subject of Czechoslovak American women, this is not, at all, a reflection of the paucity of work done by these women, as this publication demonstrates. This monograph is a compendium of notable American women with Czechoslovak roots, who distinguished themselves in a particular field or area, from the time they first immigrated to America to date. Included are, not only individuals born on the territory of former Czechoslovakia, but also their descendants. This project has been approached strictly geographically, irrespective of the language or ethnicity. Because of the lack of bibliographical information, most of the monograph comprises biobibliographical information, in which area a plethora of information exists. As the reader will discover, these women have been involved, practically, in every field of human endeavor, in numbers that surprise. On the whole, they have been noted for their independent spirit and nonconforming role.

Ambient Assisted Living

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  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Author : Alice Bettelli,Andrea Monteriù,Luciano Gamberini
  • ISBN : 3031088387
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Number of Pages : 386
  • Readers : 5911

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This book provides state-of-the-art information on ambient assisted living (AAL), and focuses on technologies, services, living spaces, policies, and interventions to promote health, improve quality of life, and active aging. It includes various research contributions, case studies, and projects where assistive technologies are successfully applied in the field, and it covers a wide range of topics: Tailoring products and services to the Aging society, Bio-data and Artificial sensing AAL scenarios, Cognition, and Technologies, and Designing for Inclusion and Well-Being. The volume gathers the refereed proceedings of the 11th Italian Forum on Ambient Assisted Living (AAL), ForItAAL2020. This annual event involves companies, researchers, and stakeholders involved in the field of Ambient Assisted Living, it took place online due to the pandemic situation of Covid-19, and was organized by the University of Padua through the Human Inspired Technologies Research Centre and the Regional Innovative Network “ICT for Smart and Sustainable Living” with the contribution of the Smart Living Technologies’ Cluster. With its wide-ranging contributions to the topic, the book will inspire the readers and the researchers to continue their exploration of AAL technologies to support the development of products and services that make a real difference in people’s daily lives.

Adam's Gene and the Mitochondrial Eve

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  • Category : Religion
  • Author : Dr. Kutty
  • ISBN : 146531685X
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Number of Pages : 285
  • Readers : 1588

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Rating: Excellent Reviewed by: Eric Jones It’s become rather fashionable in literature today for authors to put a new spin on the link between science and religion. As both philosophies continue to collide, spin, and evolve into one another readers have been treated to books like Genome Scientist Francis Collins’ “Language of God”, which presents religion from a scientific point of view, along with rebuttals like Richard Dawkins’ “The God Delusion”, but nobody makes an argument quite like Ahamed V.P. Kutty. In his similar exploration of these worlds, Kutty presents evidence in the face of a religious question often overlooked among Christians, Muslims, and Jewish practitioners. The question is simple: If incest is a sin, and Adam and Eve were the first humans created by God to conceive and populate the earth, then wouldn’t their offspring be forced to mate with one another in order to achieve such ends? In essence, has God, or the creators of the Bible and Qur’an, created a situation where humanity must sin to survive? The answer, as always, is not as simple as the question. As the title might have given away, this is a book of scientific research which takes the writings of biblical scripture into account in order to achieve an answer. As such, it assumes that the reader is also religious. But not blindly so, as an overwhelming amount of scientists are turning to religion to solve the questions that they themselves cannot, it is no small readership that Kutty addresses. And his writing is cleverly detailed from both points of view so that ministers of faith will find it just as interesting as those of science. Answering the proposed thesis leads the reader on a journey through many questions that befuddle even the most devout religious followers. Where is the biblical Garden of Eden? How does religion account for the theory of evolution? Who are the real Adam and Eve? Is the Bible meant to be taken literally, or as hyperbole? Walking a middle path between the radical views of both science and religion is bound to offend fringe readers, but I think the majority of us tend to hold a similar middle ground. And for us, Kutty lays an overwhelming amount of evidence at our feet, which take all widely accepted viewpoints regarding the nature of evolution, the Garden of Eden, and the many different versions of Adam and Eve, into account. Often Kutty excludes the verbalized opinion that is so prominent in the works of his contemporaries, allowing the reader to connect the dots for themselves having looked over each textual exhibit. This layout is also helpful for quick reading, reference, and maintaining interest of laymen, like me, since all of these points are categorically organized and labeled. Each chapter begins with a clearly stated paragraph that elaborates on its title, and is often followed by the listing of evidence which lead the reader to the drawn conclusion. What Kutty is able to do, using this method, is clearly present his case without reducing anything to simple conjecture. Although this method does have a few minor holes since using evidence connecting so many different sources is sometimes thin. For instance, the use of a theory in general relativity to explain how angels of heaven might be able to travel through wormholes to get between Heaven and Earth is, according to Kutty himself, “not readily acceptable but feasible”. In other words, there is only so much that science can explain. However, the research regarding DNA histories which trace ancestry back to an original Adam and Eve, (though admittedly not the Bible’s Adam and Eve) is extremely positive. These many cases often provide a jumping point for those who wish to examine the issues more closely through the inclusion, at the end of each chapter, of a detailed bibliography. “Adam’s Gene and the Mitochondrial Eve” is brilliant. It constructs a dazzling house of carefully implemente

The Seven Daughters of Eve: The Science That Reveals Our Genetic Ancestry

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  • Category : Social Science
  • Author : Bryan Sykes
  • ISBN : 9780393079807
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Number of Pages : 320
  • Readers : 9912

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The national bestseller that reveals how we are descended from seven prehistoric women. In 1994 Bryan Sykes was called in as an expert to examine the frozen remains of a man trapped in glacial ice in northern Italy for over 5000 years—the Ice Man. Sykes succeeded in extracting DNA from the Ice Man, but even more important, writes Science News, was his "ability to directly link that DNA to Europeans living today." In this groundbreaking book, Sykes reveals how the identification of a particular strand of DNA that passes unbroken through the maternal line allows scientists to trace our genetic makeup all the way back to prehistoric times—to seven primeval women, the "seven daughters of Eve."

Ageism in Youth Studies

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  • Category : Social Science
  • Author : Gayle Kimball
  • ISBN : 144389155X
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Number of Pages : 235
  • Readers : 2870

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Ageism is prevalent in a great deal of current scholarship in the social sciences as scholars fault youth for being delinquent or politically apathetic. Researchers ignore young people’s actual voices, despite their leadership in recent global uprisings, some of which unseated entrenched dictators. Neoliberalism must be exposed in its focus on youth sub-cultures and styles rather than economic barriers caused by growing inequality and rising youth unemployment rates. Ageism in Youth Studies also discusses the debate about “Generation We or Me” and if Millennials are narcissistic. Resources about global youth studies are included, along with the results of the author’s surveys and interviews with over 4,000 young people from 88 countries.

"No-till" Farming is a Growing Practice

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  • Category : Agricultural surveys
  • Author : John Horowitz
  • ISBN : 1437942164
  • Publisher : DIANE Publishing
  • Number of Pages : 28
  • Readers : 6851

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Most U.S. farmers prepare their soil for seeding and weed and pest control through tillage -- plowing operations that disturb the soil. Tillage practices affect soil carbon, water pollution, and farmers' energy and pesticide use, and therefore data on tillage can be valuable for understanding the practice's role in reaching climate and other environmental goals. In order to help policymakers and other interested parties better understand U.S. tillage practices and, especially, those practices' potential contribution to climate-change efforts, this report showed that approximately 35.5% of U.S. cropland planted to eight major crops, or 88 million acres, had no tillage operations in 2009. Charts and graphs. This is a print on demand report.

Children of Immigrants in a Globalized World

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  • Category : Social Science
  • Author : E. Colombo,P. Rebughini
  • ISBN : 1137005297
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Number of Pages : 208
  • Readers : 6532

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This book explores the generational experience of children of immigrants growing up in an increasingly globalized and interconnected world, comparing the lives of Mediterranean youths with those from America and Northern Europe.

Seth

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Eve Langlais
  • ISBN : 1927459478
  • Publisher : Eve Langlais
  • Number of Pages : 300
  • Readers : 8606

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This spy is on a mission - for love. An excellent athlete who is highly intelligent, charismatic - without modesty - and handsome too, Seth has it all except for the girl. But not for long. Like it or not, he's determined to win her heart - and get in her pants. So what if it means letting the military replace a few parts and becoming the world's first cybernetic spy? Cool missions, a hot chick, awesome toys; it all sounds like a dream come true until the military decides to terminate their billion dollar experiment. But they didn't count on their project soldier fighting back. Cyborgs More than Machines series: C791, F814, B785, Aramus, Seth, Adam, Avion Genre: A Cyborg romance with dark humor, an alpha male, some humans you'll hate and cool twists. (genetic engineering, sci-fi romance, space opera, fantasy romance, futuristic romance, dark romance, paranormal romance, sfr, cyborg romance)

Journey Through God's Word - Lessons from Genesis

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  • Category : Religion
  • Author : Charles Babers
  • ISBN : 1329770137
  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Number of Pages : Not Available
  • Readers : 8981

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: “Journey Through God’s Word” is a versatile and easy to use system for teaching children between the ages of 5 and 12 the Word of God. More than just a set of lessons, it is a comprehensive curriculum that provides every resource that you might need to be a successful Bible teacher. The various elements of the curriculum are designed to support all the different ways that children learn and all the different methods and techniques that teachers use to teach. It tells you WHAT to teach, but not HOW to teach it, leaving you free to use your individual imagination and creativity to make each lesson your own. We’ve done all the hard work to make sure that you have all that you need. The only things missing are the students...and YOU! Lessons From Genesis contains 32 stories from the first book of the Bible, Genesis, including stories such as: The Creation, Cain & Abel, Noah's Ark, the Tower of Babel, Abraham Sacrificing Isaac, and Joseph in Egypt.

The Curse of Eve, the Wound of the Hero

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  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Author : Peggy McCracken
  • ISBN : 0812202759
  • Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
  • Number of Pages : 200
  • Readers : 1093

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: In The Curse of Eve, the Wound of the Hero, Peggy McCracken explores the role of blood symbolism in establishing and maintaining the sex-gender systems of medieval culture. Reading a variety of literary texts in relation to historical, medical, and religious discourses about blood, and in the context of anthropological and religious studies, McCracken offers a provocative examination of the ways gendered cultural values were mapped onto blood in the Middle Ages. As McCracken demonstrates, blood is gendered when that of men is prized in stories about battle and that of women is excluded from the public arena in which social and political hierarchies are contested and defined through chivalric contest. In her examination of the conceptualization of familial relationships, she uncovers the privileges that are grounded in gendered definitions of blood relationships. She shows that in narratives about sacrifice a father's relationship to his son is described as a shared blood, whereas texts about women accused of giving birth to monstrous children define the mother's contribution to conception in terms of corrupted, often menstrual blood. Turning to fictional representations of bloody martyrdom and of eucharistic ritual, McCracken juxtaposes the blood of the wounded guardian of the grail with that of Christ and suggests that the blood from the grail king's wound is characterized in opposition to that of women and Jewish men. Drawing on a range of French and other literary texts, McCracken shows how the dominant ideas about blood in medieval culture point to ways of seeing modern values associated with blood in a new light, and how modern representations in turn suggest new perspectives on medieval perceptions.

After Hope and Change

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  • Category : Political Science
  • Author : James W. Ceaser,Andrew E. Busch,John J. Pitney, Jr.
  • ISBN : 1442247460
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Number of Pages : 212
  • Readers : 1211

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Updated to include the 2014 midterms and previewing the coming 2016 election cycle, After Hope and Change provides a comprehensive and authoritative account of the national election by James W. Ceaser, Andrew E. Busch, and John J. Pitney Jr.

Reconciliation in Practice

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  • Category : Social Science
  • Author : Ranjan Datta
  • ISBN : 1773631713
  • Publisher : Fernwood Publishing
  • Number of Pages : Not Available
  • Readers : 9017

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: In 2015, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission released a report designed to facilitate reconciliation between the Canadian state and Indigenous Peoples. Its call to honour treaty relationships reminds us that we are all treaty people — including immigrants and refugees living in Canada. The contributors to this volume, many of whom are themselves immigrants and refugees, take up the challenge of imagining what it means for immigrants and refugees to live as treaty people. Through essays, personal reflections and poetry, the authors explore what reconciliation is and what it means to live in relationship with Indigenous Peoples. Speaking from their personal experience — whether from the education and health care systems, through research and a community garden, or from experiences of discrimination and marginalization — contributors share their stories of what reconciliation means in practice. They write about building respectful relationships with Indigenous Peoples, respecting Indigenous Treaties, decolonizing our ways of knowing and acting, learning the role of colonized education processes, protecting our land and environment, creating food security and creating an intercultural space for social interactions. Perhaps most importantly, Reconciliation in Practice reminds us that reconciliation is an ongoing process, not an event, and that decolonizing our relationships and building new ones based on understanding and respect is empowering for all of us — Indigenous, settler, immigrant and refugee alike.

Introduction to Contemporary Social Theory

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  • Category : Social Science
  • Author : Anthony Elliott,Charles Lemert
  • ISBN : 0429790252
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Number of Pages : 566
  • Readers : 3738

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Category: Social Science Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS: In this comprehensive and clear introduction to contemporary social theory, Anthony Elliott and Charles Lemert explore the major theoretical traditions from the Frankfurt School to the digital revolution and beyond. Fully revised and updated, this second edition has been expanded to consider the most recent developments in social theory, including a new chapter on the digital revolution and the increasingly significant impact of technological developments (such as artificial intelligence, machine learning and robotics) on society, culture and politics. Introduction to Contemporary Social Theory provides the reader with a superb overview of key developments in social theory, including the Frankfurt School, American pragmatism, structuralism, post-structuralism, feminism, globalization and world-systems theory. In doing so, the textbook explores the ideas of a wide range of social theorists, including Theodor Adorno, Herbert Marcuse, Talcott Parsons, Erving Goffman, Harold Garfinkel, Michel Foucault, Jacques Lacan, Jacques Derrida, C. Wright Mills, Anthony Giddens, Pierre Bourdieu, Julia Kristeva, Jürgen Habermas, Judith Butler, Slavoj Žižek, Manuel Castells, Cornel West, Immanuel Wallerstein and Zygmunt Bauman. This textbook provides stylish exposition with powerful social critique and original insights. It will be indispensable to students and academics alike.

Manitoba Law Journal: Underneath the Golden Boy 2019 Volume 42(1)

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  • Category : Law
  • Author : Bryan P. Schwartz, et al.
  • ISBN : Not Available
  • Publisher : Manitoba Law Journal
  • Number of Pages : 272
  • Readers : 4502

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Category: Law Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS: Underneath the Golden Boy series of the Manitoba Law Journal reports on developments in legislation and on parliamentary and democratic reform in Manitoba, Canada, and beyond. This issue has articles from a variety of contributing authors including: Darcy L. MacPherson, Brian Bird, Andrew Flavelle-Martin, Brendan Roziere, Dren Maloku, Kasia Kieloch, Nichole Mirwaldt, Allison Fehr, and Jennifer Sokal.

The Genealogical Adam and Eve

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  • Category : Religion
  • Author : S. Joshua Swamidass
  • ISBN : 0830865055
  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Number of Pages : 264
  • Readers : 5747

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: What if the biblical creation account is true, with the origins of Adam and Eve taking place alongside evolution? Building on well-established but overlooked science, S. Joshua Swamidass explains how it's possible for Adam and Eve to be rightly identified as the ancestors of everyone, opening up new possibilities for understanding Adam and Eve consistent both with current scientific consensus and with traditional readings of Scripture.

ohpikinâwasowin / Growing a Child

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  • Category : Social Science
  • Author : Leona Makokis
  • ISBN : 1773634208
  • Publisher : Fernwood Publishing
  • Number of Pages : 286
  • Readers : 9615

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Western theory and practice are over-represented in child welfare services for Indigenous peoples, not the other way around. Contributors to this collection invert the long-held, colonial relationship between Indigenous peoples and systems of child welfare in Canada. By understanding the problem as the prevalence of the Western universe in child welfare services rather than Indigenous peoples, efforts to understand and support Indigenous children and families are fundamentally transformed. Child welfare for Indigenous peoples must be informed and guided by Indigenous practices and understandings. Privileging the iyiniw (First people, people of the land) universe leads to reinvigorating traditional knowledges, practices and ceremonies related to children and families that have existed for centuries. The chapters of ohpikinâwasowin/Growing a Child describe wisdom-seeking journeys and service-provision changes that occurred in Treaty 6, Treaty 7, and Treaty 8 territory on Turtle Island. Many of the teachings are nehiyaw (Cree) and some are from the Blackfoot people. Taken together, this collection forms a whole related to the Turtle Lodge Teachings, which expresses nehiyaw stages of development, and works to undo the colonial trappings of Canada’s current child welfare system.

Whose Book is it Anyway?

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  • Category : Law
  • Author : Janis Jeffries,Sarah Kember
  • ISBN : 1783746513
  • Publisher : Open Book Publishers
  • Number of Pages : 460
  • Readers : 9628

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Whose Book is it Anyway? is a provocative collection of essays that opens out the copyright debate to questions of open access, ethics, and creativity. It includes views – such as artist’s perspectives, writer’s perspectives, feminist, and international perspectives – that are too often marginalized or elided altogether. The diverse range of contributors take various approaches, from the scholarly and the essayistic to the graphic, to explore the future of publishing based on their experiences as publishers, artists, writers and academics. Considering issues such as intellectual property, copyright and comics, digital publishing and remixing, and what it means (not) to say one is an author, these vibrant essays urge us to view central aspects of writing and publishing in a new light. Whose Book is it Anyway? is a timely and varied collection of essays. It asks us to reconceive our understanding of publishing, copyright and open access, and it is essential reading for anyone invested in the future of publishing.

Discovering Eve

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  • Category : Social Science
  • Author : Carol Meyers
  • ISBN : 9780195362190
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Number of Pages : 443
  • Readers : 4721

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This groundbreaking study looks beyond biblical texts, which have had a powerful influence over our views of women's roles and worth, in order to reconstruct the typical everyday lives of women in ancient Israel. Meyers argues that biblical sources alone do not give a true picture of ancient Israelite women because urban elite males wrote the vast majority of the scriptural texts and the stories of women in the Bible concern exceptional individuals rather than ordinary Israelite women. Analyzing the biblical material in light of recent archaeological discoveries about rural village life in ancient Palestine, Meyers depicts Israelite women not as submissive chattel in an oppressive patriarchy, but rather as strong and significant actors within their families and society.

The True Account of Adam and Eve

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  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Author : Ken Ham
  • ISBN : 1614582637
  • Publisher : New Leaf Publishing Group
  • Number of Pages : 64
  • Readers : 8323

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Where mankind’s history began impacts how our future will end! The biblical answer to the question: Were Adam and Eve real people or just generic references for all of mankind? Explains the connection between original sin and the gospel Emphasizes the importance of Adam and Eve as literal history to young and old alike When you unlock the door to biblical compromise, the door gets pushed open wider with each generation. The Church is now debating the validity of Genesis as actual history, the reality of hell itself, and even if Adam was a real person. Trying to change the biblical time-line to fit with the secular concepts of millions of years has led many in Christian academia to reject the literal interpretation of the Bible itself. Perfect for children, the book helps them discover the truth about the first man and woman, and how their disobedience led to the need for Jesus Christ.

Commonplace Witnessing

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  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Author : Bradford Vivian
  • ISBN : 0190678364
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Number of Pages : 224
  • Readers : 7773

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Commonplace Witnessing examines how citizens, politicians, and civic institutions have adopted idioms of witnessing in recent decades to serve a variety of social, political, and moral ends. The book encourages us to continue expanding and diversifying our normative assumptions about which historical subjects bear witness and how they do so. Commonplace Witnessing presupposes that witnessing in modern public culture is a broad and inclusive rhetorical act; that many different types of historical subjects now think and speak of themselves as witnesses; and that the rhetoric of witnessing can be mundane, formulaic, or popular instead of rare and refined. This study builds upon previous literary, philosophical, psychoanalytic, and theological studies of its subject matter in order to analyze witnessing, instead, as a commonplace form of communication and as a prevalent mode of influence regarding the putative realities and lessons of historical injustice or tragedy. It thus weighs both the uses and disadvantages of witnessing as an ordinary feature of modern public life.

Applying social science

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  • Category : Political Science
  • Author : Byrne, David
  • ISBN : 184742452X
  • Publisher : Policy Press
  • Number of Pages : 240
  • Readers : 9494

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Category: Political Science Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS: In complex contemporary societies social science has become increasingly interwoven into the whole fabric of governance. At the same time there is an increasing recognition that attempts to understand the social world which seek to mimic the linear approaches of the conventional 'hard sciences' are mostly useless given the complex systems character of society in all its aspects. This book draws on a synthesis of critical realism and complexity theory to examine how social science is applied now and how it might be applied in the future in relation to social transformation in a time of crisis. A central argument is that there is no such thing as a 'pure' science of the social and that a recognition of the inevitability of application imposes obligations on social scientists wherever they work which challenge the passivity of most in the face of inequality and injustice.

Protection of Civilians

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  • Category : Law
  • Author : Haidi Willmot,Marc Weller,Ralph Mamiya,Scott Sheeran
  • ISBN : 0191045489
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Number of Pages : 330
  • Readers : 5886

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The protection of civilians is a highly topical issue at the forefront of international discourse, and has taken a prominent role in many international deployments. It has been at the centre of debates on the NATO intervention in Libya, UN deployments in Darfur, South Sudan, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and on the failures of the international community in Sri Lanka and Syria. Variously described as a moral responsibility, a legal obligation, a mandated peacekeeping task, and the culmination of humanitarian activity, it has become a high-profile concern of governments, international organisations, and civil society, and a central issue in international peace and security. This book offers a multidisciplinary treatment of this important topic, harnessing perspectives from international law and international relations, traversing academia and practice. Moving from the historical and philosophical development of the civilian protection concept, through relevant bodies of international law and normative underpinnings, and on to politics and practice, the volume presents coherent cross-cutting analysis of the realities of conflict and diplomacy. In doing so, it engages a series of current debates, including on the role of politics in what has often been characterized as a humanitarian endeavour, and the challenges and impacts of the use of force. The work brings together a wide array of eminent academics and respected practitioners, incorporating contributions from legal scholars and ethicists, political commentators, diplomats, UN officials, military commanders, development experts and humanitarian aid workers. As the most comprehensive publication on the subject, this will be a first port of call for anyone studing or working towards a better protection of civilians in conflict.

Social Research Methodology

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  • Category : Social Science
  • Author : Roger Gomm
  • ISBN : 1350314412
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Number of Pages : 400
  • Readers : 9301

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Today's students of social science must understand a variety of research methods. This new edition fully explores the logic of research, whilst aiding a critical understanding of practical, evidence based work. With new chapters, an original framework and updated examples, this book continues to be a primary resource for undergraduates.

Rethinking Reform in Higher Education

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  • Category : Education
  • Author : Ziauddin Sardar,Jeremy Henzell-Thomas
  • ISBN : 1565647262
  • Publisher : International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT)
  • Number of Pages : 237
  • Readers : 3454

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Category: Education Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS: The Reform in Higher Education in Muslim Societies is in sum a paradigm shift in perspective driven by important considerations including the aims of education itself. It may require reforming existing disciplines, inventing new ones, as well as working in conjunction with current knowledge(s) and discourses by taking effective account of the ethical, spiritual norms of Muslim society, the guiding principles that it operates under, which in turn mark the underlying basis of its makeup and spiritual identity. Rather than creating divisions, reform of Higher Education in Muslim Societies recognizes the plurality and diversity of the modern networked world, and seeks to replace sterile and uniform approaches to knowledge with a broader and more creative understanding of reality as lived on different soils and different cultures. Moderation, balance and effective communication are paramount features of the underlying philosophy.

Digital Culture and E-Tourism: Technologies, Applications and Management Approaches

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  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Author : Lytras, Miltiadis,Ord¢¤ez de Pablos, Patricia,Damiani, Ernesto,Diaz, Lily
  • ISBN : 1615208682
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Number of Pages : 270
  • Readers : 3207

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Category: Business & Economics Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS: "This edition fosters multidisciplinary discussion and research on the adoption of information and communication technologies (ICT) in the contexts of culture and tourism, investigating how emerging technologies and new managerial models and strategies can promote sustainable development for culture and tourism"--Provided by publisher.

Interdiscipline

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  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Author : Petar Ramadanovic
  • ISBN : 1000471985
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Number of Pages : 262
  • Readers : 1147

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This book brings together two different discussions on the value of the humanities and a broader debate on interdisciplinary scholarship in order to propose a new way beyond current threats to the humanities. Petar Ramadanovic offers nothing short of a drastic rehaul of our approaches to literary scholarship, the humanities, and university systems. Beginning with an analysis of what is often referred to as the "crises" in the humanities, the author looks at the specifics of literary studies, but also issues around working conditions for academics. From precarity and pay conditions to peer review, the book has practical as well as theoretical implications that will resonate throughout the humanities. While most books defending the humanities emphasize the uniqueness of the subject or area, Ramadanovic does the opposite, emphasizing the need for interdisciplinarity and combined knowledge. This proposal is then fully explored through literary studies, and its potential throughout the humanities and beyond, into the sciences. Interdiscipline is not just a defense of literature and the humanities; it offers a clear and inspiring pathway forwards, drawing on all disciplines to show their cultural and social significance. The book is important reading for all scholars of literary studies, and also throughout the humanities.

Dead of Eve

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Pam Godwin
  • ISBN : Not Available
  • Publisher : Heartbound Media, Inc.
  • Number of Pages : 434
  • Readers : 6332

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: "The writing, the action, the characters...I can't praise it enough. No one writes Dystopian like Pam Godwin, but this book is so much more than a post apocalyptic tale." ~ Alta Hensley, USA Today Bestselling Author A virus devastates humanity. Few men survive. The rest are monsters. The women are dead, except Evie. Through a quirk in her genetics, she survives. When her physiology begins to evolve, she must come to terms with what she is and accept her role in finding a cure. The mutated hunt her. The men brutalize her…except three. Cryptic warrior, contrite lover, caring enemy; they are fiercely protective of the last living woman, but divided in their own agendas. Can they come together to protect the only hope for humanity? Evie must survive. Heart of Eve (FREE) can be read in any order between the books. Contains erotica, alpha male, priest, sci-fi, paranormal, horror, dystopian, dark romance, apocalyptic, post-apocalyptic, adventure, action, suspense, thriller

Blackwater

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Eve Bunting
  • ISBN : 0062044206
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Number of Pages : 160
  • Readers : 4435

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: “A novel that will long flicker in readers' memories.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review) Fans of S. E. Hinton and Jerry Spinelli will devour this thrilling story about a harmless prank that goes too far. Thirteen-year-old Brodie Lynch was ready for the perfect summer of adventure along the awesome Blackwater River. That was before everything changed forever. One act of mischief leads to a tragic death and even though Brodie was involved, the lies he tells to cover his tracks actually turn him into a hero. Guilt tears at him like the treacherous current of the Blackwater itself, but when mysterious notes are left at his door, his guilt transforms into fear. Someone saw what really happened. Will Brodie decide to tell the truth before the witness turns him in? Fast paced and suspenseful to the very last page. Reognized by the Golden Sower Award Masterlist and as a Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers.

The Second Book of Adam and Eve

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  • Category : Religion
  • Author : Rutherford Platt
  • ISBN : 1105622290
  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Number of Pages : Not Available
  • Readers : 3478

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: It is considered by many scholars to be part of the "Pseudepigrapha", historical biblical works that are considered to be fiction. This stigma, prevented its inclusion in the compilation of the Holy Bible. Its a written history of what happened in the days of Adam and Eve after they were cast out of the garden. Considered to be pseudepigraphic by some, it carries significant meaning and insight into events of that time. Its simply an account handed down by word of mouth, from generation to generation, linking the time the first human life was created to the time it was finally written down. This version is the work of unknown Egyptians. The lack of historical allusion makes it difficult to date the writing, however, using other pseudepigraphical works as a reference, it was probably written a few hundred years before the birth of Christ. Parts of this version are found in the Jewish Talmud, and the Islamic Koran, showing what a vital role it played in the original literature of human wisdom.

A Day's Work

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Eve Bunting
  • ISBN : 9780547346168
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Number of Pages : 32
  • Readers : 2793

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Francisco, a young Mexican-American boy, helps his grandfather find work as a gardener, even though the old man cannot speak English and knows nothing about gardening.