Worlds Apart

Author: Cynthia M. Duncan

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300210514

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

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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

Author: Sam Cole

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated

ISBN: STANFORD:36105039842476

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 312

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Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature

Author: R. Reginald

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 9780941028769

Category: Reference

Page: 800

View: 848

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

Author: Isis Imani Sanders

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 9781412033268

Category: Poetry

Page: 88

View: 756

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

Author: John Massaro

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9781978816183

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

View: 351

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

Author: Dave Eaton

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350042629

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 117

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.
Young People’s Attitudes to Religious Diversity

Author: Elisabeth Arweck

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134790395

Category: Religion

Page: 304

View: 942

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.
Words of Love and Life

Author: J'Wan Yvette


ISBN: 9780615188799

Category: Poetry

Page: 108

View: 391

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

Author: George Mann

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781780337043

Category: Fiction

Page: 608

View: 124

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


Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004333888

Category: Philosophy

Page: 618

View: 752

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

Author: Sophie Volpp

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9781684174355

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 395

View: 384

"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."