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Beyond Armageddon PDF Book By E. Daisy Rodriguez

Beyond Armageddon

  • Author: E. Daisy Rodriguez
  • ISBN Code: : 9781462068364
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Page : 124 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 258 Readers
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Is there hope for this planet and for the human race after Armageddon? Will there be anything left on the Earth after the destruction brought about by the “great and terrible Day of the Lord?” By drawing on religious insight and using scriptures from the Old and New Testaments, author E. Daisy Rodriguez delivers a concise explanation to these questions and more in Beyond Armageddon. Rodriguez explains how the end-time story continues with the establishment of Jesus Christ’s Millennial Kingdom, the end of planet Earth, God’s White Throne Judgment, the Lake of Fire, and finally, a preview of the New Jerusalem. Building on years of intensive study of the Scriptures, Rodriguez delves into crucial issues and offers a thorough, solid understanding of this important subject. From discussing the fate of those who survive God’s wrath and the end of the kingdom of darkness to the battle of the ages and everlasting life, this guide shows how the human race will arrive at its final destination.

After America PDF Book By Mark Steyn

After America

  • Author: Mark Steyn
  • ISBN Code: : 1596982799
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Page : 400 pages
  • Genre : Political Science
  • Reviews : 262 Readers
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Mark Steyn's New York Times bestseller, After America, is now in paperback! Featuring a new introduction and updated throughout, After America takes on Obama's disastrous plan for our nation, and reveals exactly what a post-American world will look like if we don't change our ways soon. Says Steyn: "Nothing is certain but debt and taxes. And then more debt. If the government of the United States had to use GAAP (the 'Generally Accepted Accounting Practices' that your company and the publisher of this book have to use), Uncle Sam would be under an SEC investigation and his nephews and nieces would have taken away the keys and cut up his credit card." Slim as it is, however, Steyn argues there is still hope. "Americans face a choice: you can rediscover the animating principles of the American idea—of limited government, a self-reliant citizenry, and the opportunities to exploit your talents to the fullest—or you can join most of the rest of the western world in terminal decline. This is a battle for the American idea, and it's an epic one, but you can do anything you want to do. So do it." Bitingly funny and wickedly clever, After America is Mark Steyn at his best.

Aquarian PDF Book By May McGoldrick ,Jan Coffey

Aquarian

  • Author: May McGoldrick ,Jan Coffey
  • ISBN Code: : N.a
  • Publisher : MM Books
  • Page : 260 pages
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reviews : 871 Readers
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Killian knows all about vampires and aliens. They’re not real. But when a handsome swimmer climbs into her storm-tossed boat an hour from her summer destination, the worlds of fantasy and reality suddenly collide… Cuttylea Island has no mall, no social scene, and no action. But it does have a mysterious stone tower, ageless islanders, and a secret as astonishing as a mermaid’s tale… Before the summer is through, Killian will find the truth of her family’s past…and the role she is destined to play in a centuries-old curse.

A Mermaid's Tale PDF Book By Amanda Adams

A Mermaid's Tale

  • Author: Amanda Adams
  • ISBN Code: : 1926812417
  • Publisher : Greystone Books
  • Page : 200 pages
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Reviews : 213 Readers
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From the seas of antiquity to the city streets of today, A Mermaid's Tale explores the myth and meanings of the mermaid. Beginning with Melusina, the bathing mermaid par excellence, Amanda Adams goes on to describe the seductive sirens and their honeyed songs, the powerful Arctic sea goddess Sedna, and the long-haired rusalki or Russian lore, among other legendary mermaids. As she tells their stories, she also expresses a love of the mermaid that surely no sea-bound sailor could ever match. Grounded in cultural anthropology, folklore studies, and intellectual rigor, A Mermaid's Tale also draws on literature, poetry, and mythology for its insights. It is a book filled with depth and detail as it describes Adam's swim through the ocean of her own life in search of the unusual, the beautiful, and the perfectly extraordinary.

Scientology in Popular Culture: Influences and Struggles for Legitimacy PDF Book By Stephen A. Kent,Susan Raine

Scientology in Popular Culture: Influences and Struggles for Legitimacy

  • Author: Stephen A. Kent,Susan Raine
  • ISBN Code: : 1440832501
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Page : 373 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 741 Readers
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This multidisciplinary study of Scientology examines the organization and the controversies around it through the lens of popular culture, referencing movies, television, print, and the Internet—an unusual perspective that will engage a wide range of readers and researchers. • Discusses Scientology within the framework of popular culture, which is how most people outside the religion come in contact with it • Approaches the study of Scientology from multiple viewpoints, enabling readers to have an informed, multicultural perspective on the religious group's beliefs and practices from which to form their own opinion • Presents information about Scientology derived from one of the largest university archive collections on the subject worldwide, with a number of documents never before having been referenced in scholarship

Beyond Sustainability PDF Book By Tim Delaney,Tim Madigan

Beyond Sustainability

  • Author: Tim Delaney,Tim Madigan
  • ISBN Code: : 1476644292
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Page : 308 pages
  • Genre : Political Science
  • Reviews : 768 Readers
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This book approaches environmentalism via two academic disciplines, sociology and philosophy. Both have concerns about the environment's ability not only to sustain itself but to thrive. The authors argue that rather than simple sustainability, we must promote thrivability for the sake of protecting the environment and all living things. In this greatly expanded second edition, the authors have updated data and examples, introduced new topics and concepts, and emphasized the need to lessen our dependence on fossil fuels. Numerous topics are explored, from the differences between sustainability and thrivability, and the overuse of plastic, to mass extinction, the role of natural disasters and more. The COVID-19 pandemic offers an added perspective on the relationship between disease and the environment.

Stalking the Antichrists (1965–2012) PDF Book By George E. Lowe

Stalking the Antichrists (1965–2012)

  • Author: George E. Lowe
  • ISBN Code: : 1477142754
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Page : 723 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 824 Readers
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Volume 1 of Stalking the Antichrists and Their False Nuclear Prophets, Nuclear Gladiators, and Spirit Warriors,1940-1965 is essentially an enhanced memoir. It is based for the most part on my personal observations and knowledge and specialized information from my academic studies of history, political science, and literature at Grove City College and the University of Chicago,as well as my professional insights into the heart of the U. S. Navy (1953-1957, 1960-1961[OP- 09D]) as an Air Intelligence Officer in Hawaii and Japan and the Pentagon; political- military/counsellor assignments in the State Department as a Foreign Service Officer(FSO-6) at the American embassy in Paris (1962-64); and a speechwriter in the Navy Department (1965). In volume 2, the textual narrative begins with the end of my specific actions/ activities in the Navy and Foreign Service in July 1965, which I have called How I Lived in History, 1950-1965. In retrospect my entire Navy careerfrom my commissioning as Ensign USNR, 1355 AIO, in early September 1953 at Naval Station, Newport, Rhode Island, to my first honorable discharge at Treasure Island on August 27, 1957was in preparation to an understanding of World War II and the Cold War.

US Narratives of Nuclear Terrorism Since 9/11 PDF Book By David Seed

US Narratives of Nuclear Terrorism Since 9/11

  • Author: David Seed
  • ISBN Code: : 1137543280
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Page : 347 pages
  • Genre : Political Science
  • Reviews : 537 Readers
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This study examines the US fiction and related films which makes a series of interventions in the cultural debate over the threat of nuclear terrorism. It traces the beginnings of this anxiety from the 1970s, which increased during the 1990s after the collapse of the Soviet Union. The traumatic events of 9/11 became a major reference point for this fiction, which expressed the fear that of a second and worse 9/11. The study examines narratives of conspiracies which are detected and forestalled, and of others which lead to the worst of all outcomes – nuclear detonations, sometimes delivered by suitcase nukes. In some of these narratives the very fate of the nation hangs in the balance in the face of nuclear apocalypse. The discussion considers cases of attacks by electromagnetic pulse (EMP), cyberterrorism and even bioterrorism. Some of the authors examined are present or former politicians, members of the CIA, and former president, Bill Clinton.

Beyond Religious Freedom PDF Book By Elizabeth Shakman Hurd

Beyond Religious Freedom

  • Author: Elizabeth Shakman Hurd
  • ISBN Code: : 1400873819
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Page : 216 pages
  • Genre : Political Science
  • Reviews : 141 Readers
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In recent years, North American and European nations have sought to legally remake religion in other countries through an unprecedented array of international initiatives. Policymakers have rallied around the notion that the fostering of religious freedom, interfaith dialogue, religious tolerance, and protections for religious minorities are the keys to combating persecution and discrimination. Beyond Religious Freedom persuasively argues that these initiatives create the very social tensions and divisions they are meant to overcome. Elizabeth Shakman Hurd looks at three critical channels of state-sponsored intervention: international religious freedom advocacy, development assistance and nation building, and international law. She shows how these initiatives make religious difference a matter of law, resulting in a divide that favors forms of religion authorized by those in power and excludes other ways of being and belonging. In exploring the dizzying power dynamics and blurred boundaries that characterize relations between "expert religion," "governed religion," and "lived religion," Hurd charts new territory in the study of religion in global politics. A forceful and timely critique of the politics of promoting religious freedom, Beyond Religious Freedom provides new insights into today's most pressing dilemmas of power, difference, and governance.

Freedom Beyond Confinement PDF Book By Michael Ra-Shon Hall

Freedom Beyond Confinement

  • Author: Michael Ra-Shon Hall
  • ISBN Code: : 1949979717
  • Publisher : Liverpool University Press
  • Page : 240 pages
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 382 Readers
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Freedom Beyond Confinement examines the cultural history of African American travel and the lasting influence of travel on the imagination particularly of writers of literary fiction and nonfiction. Using the paradox of freedom and confinement to frame the ways travel represented both opportunity and restriction for African Americans, the book details the intimate connection between travel and imagination from post Reconstruction (ca. 1877) to the present. Analysing a range of sources from the black press and periodicals to literary fiction and nonfiction, the book charts the development of critical representation of travel from the foundational press and periodicals which offered African Americans crucial information on travel precautions and possibilities (notably during the era of Jim Crow) to the woefully understudied literary fiction that would later provide some of the most compelling and lasting portrayals of the freedoms and constraints African Americans associated with travel. Travel experiences (often challenging and vexed) provided the raw data with which writers produced images and ideas meaningful as they learned to navigate, negotiate and even challenge racialized and gendered impediments to their mobility. In their writings African Americans worked to realize a vision and state of freedom informed by those often difficult experiences of mobility. In telling this story, the book hopes to center literary fiction in studies of travel where fiction has largely remained absent.

Hollywood and Israel PDF Book By Anthony Shaw,Giora Goodman

Hollywood and Israel

  • Author: Anthony Shaw,Giora Goodman
  • ISBN Code: : 0231544928
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Page : pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 354 Readers
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From Frank Sinatra’s early pro-Zionist rallying to Steven Spielberg’s present-day peacemaking, Hollywood has long enjoyed a “special relationship” with Israel. This book offers a groundbreaking account of this relationship, both on and off the screen. Tony Shaw and Giora Goodman investigate the many ways in which Hollywood’s moguls, directors, and actors have supported or challenged Israel for more than seven decades. They explore the complex story of Israel’s relationship with American Jewry and illuminate how media and soft power have shaped the Arab-Israeli conflict. Shaw and Goodman draw on a vast range of archival sources to demonstrate how show business has played a pivotal role in crafting the U.S.-Israel alliance. They probe the influence of Israeli diplomacy on Hollywood’s output and lobbying activities, but also highlight the limits of ideological devotion in high-risk entertainment industries. The book details the political involvement with Israel—and Palestine—of household names such as Eddie Cantor, Kirk Douglas, Elizabeth Taylor, Barbra Streisand, Vanessa Redgrave, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Robert De Niro, and Natalie Portman. It also spotlights the role of key behind-the-scenes players like Dore Schary, Arthur Krim, Arnon Milchan, and Haim Saban. Bringing the story up to the moment, Shaw and Goodman contend that the Hollywood-Israel relationship might now be at a turning point. Shedding new light on the political power that images and celebrity can wield, Hollywood and Israel shows the world’s entertainment capital to be an important player in international affairs.

Beyond Afghanistan PDF Book By James Fergusson,Francis Furtado

Beyond Afghanistan

  • Author: James Fergusson,Francis Furtado
  • ISBN Code: : 0774832010
  • Publisher : UBC Press
  • Page : 326 pages
  • Genre : Political Science
  • Reviews : 765 Readers
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For over a decade, Canada’s participation in the war in Afghanistan dominated media headlines, government discussions, academic studies, and the public international security debate. Now that the mission in Afghanistan is over, what issues should shape Canada’s international security agenda? This collection of essays, written by leading observers of Canadian policy, seeks to answer this question by investigating how Canada will likely respond to new threats and security challenges in light of the experience gained in Afghanistan. Topics include the future place of NATO in defence and security policy, regions of concern and interest, and nuclear weapons and arms control.

Armageddon and Paranoia PDF Book By Rodric Braithwaite

Armageddon and Paranoia

  • Author: Rodric Braithwaite
  • ISBN Code: : 0190870303
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Page : 432 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 949 Readers
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Former British Ambassador to the Soviet Union and author of the definitive account of the Soviet invasion and occupation of Afghanistan, Sir Rodric Braithwaite offers here a tour d'horizon of nuclear policy from the end of World War II and start of the Cold War to the present day. Armageddon and Paranoia unfolds the full history of nuclear weapons that began with the arms race between the United States and the Soviet Union and now extends worldwide. For decades, an apocalypse seemed imminent, staved off only by the certainty that if one side launched these missiles the other would launch an equally catastrophic counterstrike. This method of avoiding all-out nuclear warfare was called "Deterrence," a policy of Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD). Still, though neither side actively wanted to plunge the world into nuclear wasteland, the possibility of war by misjudgment or mistake meant fears could never be entirely assuaged. Both an exploration of Deterrence and the long history of superpower nuclear policy, Armageddon and Paranoia comes at a time when tensions surrounding nuclear armament have begun mounting once more. No book until this one has offered so comprehensive a history of the topic that has guided--at times dominated--the world in which we live.

Stalking the Antichrists (1940–1965) Volume 1 PDF Book By George E. Lowe

Stalking the Antichrists (1940–1965) Volume 1

  • Author: George E. Lowe
  • ISBN Code: : 1477134018
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Page : 677 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 891 Readers
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It is based on the inspiring definitions of the word introduction (1651): My actions of bringing in a newly weapon (since August 1945) brought into the world and to its process of the application in war and with an in-depth initiation in the knowledge of elementary instruction regarding Deterrents and Deterrence thereof, which leads to the knowledge or understanding of the impact of both fission and fusion nuclear weapons on war/politics/foreign policy/strategy and the fate of the Earth/Gaia/Gods Creation, thanks to my insights gained personally at Grove City College, the University of Chicago, U.S. Navy (Air Intelligence Officer) and State Department (Foreign Service Officer) and herewith presented as my introduction to the formal introduction of my halting, but determined attempts to deter a thermonuclear World War III and Armageddon too (1945-2012). Modified from Introduction (Shorter Oxford English Dictionary (Third Edition, 1959, p. 1036)

Beyond Bagpuss PDF Book By Chris Pallant

Beyond Bagpuss

  • Author: Chris Pallant
  • ISBN Code: : 1839022418
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Page : 288 pages
  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • Reviews : 650 Readers
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Ivor the Engine, Noggin the Nog, Pingwings, Pogles Wood, Clangers, and Bagpuss - the iconic animations produced by the Canterbury-based Smallfilms studio between 1958 and 1984 - constitute a significant thread of British cultural history. The lasting appeal of the imagined worlds created by Smallfilms is evident in the highly-successful BBC reboot of Clangers (2015-present), which has introduced a whole new audience to the pink moon mice. As well as the shows likely to be famiilar to readers, this history expands the Smallfilms story to include those less well-known animated shows that nonetheless played an important part in the studio's history. Through extensive studio access, interviews with many key Smallfilms collaborators, press and audience analysis, Chris Pallant provides a comprehensive and definitive historical record of the studio's work. Beyond Bagpuss is illustrated with 100 images from the Smallfilms archive, including those that have not previously been published.

Beyond the Indigo Children PDF Book By P. M. H. Atwater

Beyond the Indigo Children

  • Author: P. M. H. Atwater
  • ISBN Code: : 1591439868
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Page : 256 pages
  • Genre : Family & Relationships
  • Reviews : 616 Readers
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Connects the arrival of a new type of children with the fulfillment of the Fifth World of the Mayan Calendar and other great prophecies • Provides detailed information about the world changes that will take place before and after December 21, 2012 • Explores the seven "root races" representing the genetic gene pool of the human family and the phenomenon of soaring intelligence • Explains the grand sweep of human evolution and the worldwide ascension of energy now occurring, which will take humanity to the next level of development According to prophecy, the fifth sun or fifth world of the Mayan calendar moves into a higher octave of vibration, or ascension, on December 21, 2012. This date represents a "gateway" of planetary development that will open humanity to new ways of living and new worlds of opportunity. Ancient traditions have foretold that our successful passage through this gateway depends on the "fifth root race"--new stock in the human gene pool--destined to help us through the exciting and massive changes ahead. In Beyond the Indigo Children P. M. H. Atwater illuminates the characteristics of the fifth root race, the capstone being the extraordinary "new children," those brilliant and irreverent kids born since 1982. She explores the relationship of the new children to the prophecies in the Mayan calendar and other traditions, providing extensive background information about the seven root races (the sixth and seventh of which haven’t yet appeared) and the great shifting of consciousness already underway. She reveals the connection of the seven root races to the seven chakras, and how the fifth chakra--the chakra of willpower--will be opened for humankind as the new children grow to maturity. She also discusses the phenomenon of soaring intelligence and undeveloped potential and provides concrete guidance and tools for those who seek to understand and help the new children achieve their full potential. Beyond the Indigo Children is the first major study of today’s children, and their place in our rapidly changing world, that combines objective research with mystical revelation and prophecy.

Late Cold War Literature and Culture PDF Book By Daniel Cordle

Late Cold War Literature and Culture

  • Author: Daniel Cordle
  • ISBN Code: : 113751308X
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Page : 229 pages
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 195 Readers
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This book analyses the 1980s as a nuclear decade, focusing on British and United States fiction. Ranging across genres including literary fiction, science fiction, post-apocalyptic fiction, graphic novels, children’s and young adult literature, thrillers and horror, it shows how pressing nuclear issues were, particularly the possibility of nuclear war, and how deeply they penetrated the culture. It is innovative for its discussion of a “nuclear transatlantic,” placing British and American texts in dialogue with one another, for its identification of a vibrant young adult fiction that resonates with more conventionally studied literatures of the period and for its analysis of a “politics of vulnerability” animating nuclear debates. Placing nuclear literature in social and historical contexts, it shows how novels and short stories responded not only to nuclear fears, but also crystallised contemporary debates about issues of gender, the environment, society and the economy.

Counterterrorism PDF Book By Davis Langdon

Counterterrorism

  • Author: Davis Langdon
  • ISBN Code: : 1482237164
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Page : 241 pages
  • Genre : Computers
  • Reviews : 808 Readers
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Counterterrorism: Reassessing the Policy Response promotes a more nuanced understanding of the effectiveness of current counterterrorism practices and the need for reform. It challenges government, media, and academic accounts that exaggerate terrorist threats, particularly in comparison to other threats such as organized crime. Author BenoGomis r

Palestine PDF Book By Nur Masalha

Palestine

  • Author: Nur Masalha
  • ISBN Code: : 1786992744
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Page : 459 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 673 Readers
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This rich and magisterial work traces Palestine's millennia-old heritage, uncovering cultures and societies of astounding depth and complexity that stretch back to the very beginnings of recorded history. Starting with the earliest references in Egyptian and Assyrian texts, Nur Masalha explores how Palestine and its Palestinian identity have evolved over thousands of years, from the Bronze Age to the present day. Drawing on a rich body of sources and the latest archaeological evidence, Masalha shows how Palestine's multicultural past has been distorted and mythologised by Biblical lore and the Israel–Palestinian conflict. In the process, Masalha reveals that the concept of Palestine, contrary to accepted belief, is not a modern invention or one constructed in opposition to Israel, but rooted firmly in ancient past. Palestine represents the authoritative account of the country's history.

Beyond the Internet PDF Book By Rita Figueiras,Paula do Espírito Santo

Beyond the Internet

  • Author: Rita Figueiras,Paula do Espírito Santo
  • ISBN Code: : 1317426169
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Page : 158 pages
  • Genre : Political Science
  • Reviews : 458 Readers
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The western economic and financial crisis began with the collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008 and led the European Union countries into recession. After this, governments started to implement austerity measures, such as cuts in public spending, including public subsidies and jobs, and rising prices. In this context, Europe started to experience a wave of protest movements. Individuals started to use the manifold interactive digital media environment to both fight against the austerity measures and find alternative ways of claiming their democratic rights. Inspired by the 2011 Arab Spring and the Occupy Wall Street movement in New York (USA), the Occupy LSX encampment in Central London (UK), The Outraged (Los Indignados)/ 15M encampment in Central Madrid (Spain), the Syntagma Square’s Outraged movement in Athens (Greece) and the March 12th Movement in Lisbon (Portugal), although short-lived, epitomize an emerging alternative politics and participation via the media. This wave has promoted a debate on how the realm of politics is changing, as citizens broaden their ideas of what political issues and participation mean. Beyond the Internet examines the technological dimension of the recent wave of protest movements in the United Kingdom, Spain, Portugal, Greece, and Ireland. Offering an opportunity to achieve a better understanding of the dynamics between society, politics and technology, this volume questions the essentialist attributes of the Internet that fuel the techno-centric discourse. The contributors illustrate how all these protest movements were active in the social media and garnered high levels of media attention and public visibility, in spite of their failure to achieve their political goals. As intra-elite dissent was pivotal in understanding the Arab uprisings, the coalition of national ruling elites with European institutions in terms of austerity strategy is essential in understanding the limits of media/technology power and, therefore, the dissociation between communication and representative power.

The Dead City PDF Book By Paul Dobraszczyk

The Dead City

  • Author: Paul Dobraszczyk
  • ISBN Code: : 1786722402
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Page : 272 pages
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Reviews : 466 Readers
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The Dead City unearths meanings from such depictions of ruination and decay, looking at representations of both thriving cities and ones which are struggling, abandoned or simply in transition. It reveals that ruination presents a complex opportunity to envision new futures for a city, whether that is by rewriting its past or throwing off old assumptions and proposing radical change. Seen in a certain light, for example, urban ruin and decay are a challenge to capitalist narratives of unbounded progress. They can equally imply that power structures thought to be deeply ingrained are temporary, contingent and even fragile. Examining ruins in Chernobyl, Detroit, London, Manchester and Varosha, this book demonstrates that how we discuss and depict urban decline is intimately connected to the histories, economic forces, power structures and communities of a given city, as well as to conflicting visions for its future.

The World According to Philip K. Dick PDF Book By A. Dunst,S. Schlensag

The World According to Philip K. Dick

  • Author: A. Dunst,S. Schlensag
  • ISBN Code: : 1137414596
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Page : 234 pages
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 168 Readers
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As the first essay collection dedicated to Philip K. Dick in two decades, this volume breaks new ground in science fiction scholarship and brings innovative critical perspectives to the study of one of the twentieth century's most influential authors.

Stephen Kingäó»s Modern Macabre PDF Book By Patrick McAleer,Michael A. Perry

Stephen Kingäó»s Modern Macabre

  • Author: Patrick McAleer,Michael A. Perry
  • ISBN Code: : 1476617457
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Page : 220 pages
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 401 Readers
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As Stephen King has continued to publish numerous works beyond one of the many high points of his career, in the 1980s, scholarship has not always kept up with his output. This volume presents 13 essays (12 brand new) on many of King’s recent writings that have not received the critical attention of his earlier works. This collection is grouped into three categories—“King in the World Around Us,” “Spotlight on The Dark Tower” and “Writing into the Millennium”; each examines an aspect of King’s contemporary canon that has yet to be analyzed.

Jehovah's Witnesses PDF Book By George D. Chryssides

Jehovah's Witnesses

  • Author: George D. Chryssides
  • ISBN Code: : 1351925423
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Page : 320 pages
  • Genre : Philosophy
  • Reviews : 614 Readers
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From its origins in nineteenth century Adventism until the present day, the Watch Tower Society has become one of the best known but least understood new religious movements. Resisting the tendency to define the movement in terms of the negative, this volume offers an empathetic account of the Jehovah's Witnesses, without defending or seeking to refute their beliefs. George Chryssides critically examines the historical and theological bases of the organization's teachings and practices, and discusses the changes and continuities which have defined it. The book provides a valuable resource for scholars of new religious movements and contemporary religion.

Guidebook to Relative Strangers: Journeys into Race, Motherhood, and History PDF Book By Camille T. Dungy

Guidebook to Relative Strangers: Journeys into Race, Motherhood, and History

  • Author: Camille T. Dungy
  • ISBN Code: : 0393253767
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Page : 288 pages
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 875 Readers
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A National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist A 2018 Colorado Book Award Finalist As a working mother and poet-lecturer, Camille Dungy’s livelihood depended on travel. She crisscrossed America and beyond with her daughter in tow, history shadowing their steps, always intensely aware of how they were perceived, not just as mother and child but as black women. From the San Francisco of settlers’ dreams to the slave-trading ports of Ghana, from snow-white Maine to a festive yet threatening bonfire in the Virginia pinewoods, Dungy finds fear and trauma but also mercy, kindness, and community. Penetrating and generous, this is an essential guide for a troubled land.

Revolution in the Social Sciences PDF Book By Bernard Phillips,David Christner

Revolution in the Social Sciences

  • Author: Bernard Phillips,David Christner
  • ISBN Code: : 073917200X
  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Page : 218 pages
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Reviews : 894 Readers
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Revolution in the Social Sciences centers on integrating knowledge from sociology, psychology, anthropology, history, political science and economics in order to confront increasing worldwide problems that threaten all of us.

Sisterhood and After PDF Book By Margaretta Jolly

Sisterhood and After

  • Author: Margaretta Jolly
  • ISBN Code: : 019065886X
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Page : 352 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 380 Readers
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This ground-breaking history of the UK Women's Liberation Movement shows why and how feminism's 'second wave' mobilized to demand not just equality but social and gender transformation. Oral history testimonies power the work, tracing the arc of a feminist life from 1950s girlhoods to late life activism today. Peppered with personal stories, the book casts new light on feminist critiques of society and on the lives of prominent and grassroots activists. Margaretta Jolly uses oral history as creative method, making significant use of Sisterhood and After: The Women's Liberation Oral History Project to animate still-unresolved controversies of race, class, sexuality, disability, and feminist identity. Women activists vividly recall a divisive education system, the unevenness of sexual liberation and the challenges of Thatcherism, Northern Ireland's Troubles and the policing of minority ethnic communities. They illuminate key campaigns in these wider contexts, and talk of the organizational and collaborative skills they struggled to acquire as they moved into local government, NGOs and even the business sector. Jolly provides fresh insight into iconic actions including the Miss World Protest, the fight to protect abortion rights, and the peace protest at Greenham Common. Her accounts of workplace struggles, from Ford and Grunwick to Women Against Pit Closures and Women and Manual Trades, show how socialist ideals permeated feminism. She explores men's violence and today's demands for trans-liberation as areas of continuing feminist concern. Jolly offers a refreshingly jargon-free exploration of key debates and theoretical trends, alongside an appreciation of the joyfully personal aspects of feminism, from families, homes, shopping and music to relationships, health, aging, death and faith. She concludes by urging readers to enter the archives of feminist memory to help map their own political futures. Her work will appeal to general readers, scholars and practitioners alike.

Mediating Memory in the Museum PDF Book By S. Arnold-de-Simine,Silke Arnold-de Simine

Mediating Memory in the Museum

  • Author: S. Arnold-de-Simine,Silke Arnold-de Simine
  • ISBN Code: : 1137352647
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Page : 239 pages
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Reviews : 539 Readers
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Mediating Memory in the Museum is a contribution to an emerging field of research that is situated at the interface between memory studies and museum studies. It highlights the role of museums in the proliferation of the so-called memory boom as well as the influence of memory discourses on international trends in museum cultures.

After the Great War PDF Book By Phillip Dehne

After the Great War

  • Author: Phillip Dehne
  • ISBN Code: : 1350087572
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Page : 312 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 442 Readers
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At the Paris Peace Conference of 1919, the international community came together to find a way forward in the aftermath of the First World War. The conference is often judged a failure, as the resulting Treaty of Versailles did not bring long-term peace with Germany. By following the activities of British delegate and wartime Minister of Blockade Lord Robert Cecil, this book examines the struggles and successes of the conference, as delegates from around the world grappled with the economic, political and humanitarian catastrophes overwhelming Europe in 1919. After the Great War describes, for the first time, the significant role of economic warfare at the Peace Conference and in the post-war settlement. Lord Cecil's sometimes difficult partnership with US President Woodrow Wilson forged a new, permanent, international diplomatic organization – the League of Nations – and supplied it with the power to create collective blockades against aggressive states. Leaders of the Allied economic war before the Armistice became, in Paris, leaders of humanitarian-minded international outreach to their former enemies in Germany and Austria. After the Great War promotes a new understanding of these underappreciated internationalists in Paris, many of whom transitioned into leading the League of Nations even before the Peace Conference ended. Often derided as an idealistic fantasy, international peace enforced by economic sanctions appeared a realistic possibility when the Treaty was signed at the end of June 1919.

Beat Feminisms PDF Book By Polina Mackay

Beat Feminisms

  • Author: Polina Mackay
  • ISBN Code: : 1000509885
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Page : 186 pages
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 566 Readers
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This is the first book-length study to read women of the Beat Generation as feminist writers. The book focuses on one author from each of the three generations that comprise the groups of female writers associated with the Beats – Diane di Prima, ruth weiss and Anne Waldman – as well as on experimental and multimedia artists, such as Laurie Anderson and Kathy Acker, who have not been read through the prism of Beat feminism before. Beat Feminisms argues that these writers’ feminism evolved over time, but retained a focus on intertextuality, on visions of transformation, on revisions of patriarchal discourses, on gender and on interventionist poetics within the context of activism. The book shows how these Beat feminisms counteract the ways in which women have been undermined, possessed or silenced.

Twins and Recursion in Digital, Literary and Visual Cultures PDF Book By Edward King

Twins and Recursion in Digital, Literary and Visual Cultures

  • Author: Edward King
  • ISBN Code: : 1350169161
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Page : 232 pages
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 375 Readers
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The tale of twins being reunited after a long separation is a trope that has been endlessly repeated and reworked across different cultures and throughout history, with each moment adapting the twin plot to address its current cultural tensions. In this study, Edward King demonstrates how twins are a means of exploring the social implications of hyper-connectivity and the compromising relationship between humans and digital information, their environment and their genetics. As King demonstrates, twins tell us about the changing forms of connectivity and power in contemporary culture and what new conceptions of the human they present us with. Taking account of a broad range of literary, cultural and scientific practices, Entwined Being probes discussions surrounding twins such as: - The way in which they appear in behavioral genetics as a way of identifying inherited predispositions to social media - How their faces interrupt biometric interfaces such as facial recognition software and undermine advances in neo-liberal surveillance systems - How they represent the uncanny and the weird in the horror genre and how this questions ideologies of communications media and the connectivity it enables - Their association with telepathy and cybernetics in science fiction - Their construction as models for entangled being in ecological thought Drawing upon the literary and filmic works of Ken Follet, Edgar Allan Poe, H. P. Lovecraft, Bruce Chatwin, Shelley Jackson, Brian de Palma, Peter Greenway and David Cronenberg, as well as science fiction literature and the television series Orphan Black, King illuminates how twins are employed across a range of disciplines to envision a critical re-conception of the human in times of digital integration and ecological crisis.

Hoodlums PDF Book By William L. Van Deburg

Hoodlums

  • Author: William L. Van Deburg
  • ISBN Code: : 022610981X
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Page : 304 pages
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Reviews : 168 Readers
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Martin Luther King Jr. Malcolm X. Muhammad Ali. When you think of African American history, you think of its heroes—individuals endowed with courage and strength who are celebrated for their bold exploits and nobility of purpose. But what of black villains? Villains, just as much as heroes, have helped define the black experience. Ranging from black slaveholders and frontier outlaws to serial killers and gangsta rappers, Hoodlums examines the pivotal role of black villains in American society and popular culture. Here, William L. Van Deburg offers the most extensive treatment to date of the black badman and the challenges that this figure has posed for race relations in America. He first explores the evolution of this problematic racial stereotype in the literature of the early Republic—documents in which the enslavement of African Americans was justified through exegetical claims. Van Deburg then probes antebellum slave laws, minstrel shows, and the works of proslavery polemicists to consider how whites conceptualized blacks as members of an inferior and dangerous race. Turning to key works by blacks themselves, from the writings of Frederick Douglass and W. E. B. Du Bois to classic blaxploitation films like Black Caesar and The Mack, Van Deburg demonstrates how African Americans have combated such negative stereotypes and reconceptualized the idea of the badman through stories of social bandits—controversial individuals vilified by whites for their proclivity toward evil, but revered in the black community as necessarily insurgent and revolutionary. Ultimately, Van Deburg brings his story up-to-date with discussions of prison and hip-hop culture, urban rioting, gang warfare, and black-on-black crime. What results is a work of remarkable virtuosity—a nuanced history that calls for both whites and blacks to rethink received wisdom on the nature and prevalence of black villainy.

Historical Dictionary of Jehovah's Witnesses PDF Book By George D. Chryssides

Historical Dictionary of Jehovah's Witnesses

  • Author: George D. Chryssides
  • ISBN Code: : 1538119528
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Page : 298 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 140 Readers
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This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Jehovah's Witnesses contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 300 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, culture, and key concepts.

After Lives PDF Book By John Casey

After Lives

  • Author: John Casey
  • ISBN Code: : 0199723265
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Page : 480 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 145 Readers
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One of the most profound, deeply affecting questions we face as human beings is the matter of our mortality--and its connection to immortality. Ancient animist ghost cultures, Egyptian mummification, late Jewish hopes of resurrection, Christian eternal salvation, Muslim belief in hell and paradise all spring from a remarkably consistent impulse to tether a triumph over death to our conduct in life. In After Lives, British scholar John Casey provides a rich historical and philosophical exploration of the world beyond, from the ancient Egyptians to St. Thomas Aquinas, from Martin Luther to modern Mormons. In a lively, wide-ranging discussion, he examines such topics as predestination, purgatory, Spiritualism, the Rapture, Armageddon and current Muslim apocalyptics, as well as the impact of such influences as the New Testament, St. Augustine, Dante, and the Second Vatican Council. Ideas of heaven and hell, Casey argues, illuminate how we understand the ultimate nature of sin, justice, punishment, and our moral sense itself. The concepts of eternal bliss and eternal punishment express--and test--our ideas of good and evil. For example, the ancient Egyptians saw the afterlife as flowing from ma'at, a sense of being in harmony with life, a concept that includes truth, order, justice, and the fundamental law of the universe. "It is an optimistic view of life," he writes. "It is an ethic that connects wisdom with moral goodness." Perhaps just as revealing, Casey finds, are modern secular interpretations of heaven and hell, as he probes the place of goodness, virtue, and happiness in the age of psychology and scientific investigation. With elegant prose, a magisterial grasp of a vast literary and religious history, and moments of humor and irony, After Lives sheds new light on the question of life, death, and morality in human culture.

The Science Fiction Handbook PDF Book By Nick Hubble,Aris Mousoutzanis

The Science Fiction Handbook

  • Author: Nick Hubble,Aris Mousoutzanis
  • ISBN Code: : 147253896X
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Page : 256 pages
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 533 Readers
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As we move through the 21st century, the importance of science fiction to the study of English Literature is becoming increasingly apparent. The Science Fiction Handbook provides a comprehensive guide to the genre and how to study it for students new to the field. In particular, it provides detailed entries on major writers in the SF field who might be encountered on university-level English Literature courses, ranging from H.G. Wells and Philip K. Dick, to Doris Lessing and Geoff Ryman. Other features include an historical timeline, sections on key writers, critics and critical terms, and case studies of both literary and critical works. In the later sections of the book, the changing nature of the science fiction canon and its growing role in relation to the wider categories of English Literature are discussed in depth introducing the reader to the latest critical thinking on the field.

A Gift Upon the Shore PDF Book By M.K. Wren

A Gift Upon the Shore

  • Author: M.K. Wren
  • ISBN Code: : 1626811008
  • Publisher : Diversion Books
  • Page : 384 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 852 Readers
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“A poignant expression of the durability, grace, and potential of the human spirit” set in a post-nuclear dystopia where words are worth killing for (Jean M. Auel, author of the Earth’s Children series). By the late twenty-first century, civilization has nearly been destroyed by overpopulation, economic chaos, horrific disease, and a global war that brought a devastating nuclear winter. On the Oregon coast, two women—writer Mary Hope and painter Rachel Morrow—embark on an audacious project to help save future generations: the preservation of books, both their own and any they can find at nearby abandoned houses. For years, they labor in solitude. Then they encounter a young man who comes from a group of survivors in the South. They call their community the Ark. Rachel and Mary see the possibility of civilization rising again. But they realize with trepidation that the Arkites believe in only one book—the Judeo-Christian bible—and regard all other books as blasphemous. And those who go against the word of God must be cleansed from the Earth . . . In this “thought-provoking” novel of humanity, hope, and horror, M.K. Wren displays “her passionate concern with what gives life meaning (Library Journal).

Who Are You Serving? PDF Book By Cynthia Robertson

Who Are You Serving?

  • Author: Cynthia Robertson
  • ISBN Code: : 1665539534
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Page : 210 pages
  • Genre : Reference
  • Reviews : 683 Readers
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My ten year journey of how I left my religion to learn the truth of my God and His Words. My inspiration for everyone (the readers) to find themselves in the pages of this book and apply it to their journey to a one-on-one relationship with God.

The Outrage Industry PDF Book By Jeffrey M. Berry,Sarah Sobieraj

The Outrage Industry

  • Author: Jeffrey M. Berry,Sarah Sobieraj
  • ISBN Code: : 0199338655
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Page : 256 pages
  • Genre : Political Science
  • Reviews : 565 Readers
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In early 2012, conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh claimed that Sandra Fluke, a Georgetown University law student who advocated for insurance coverage of contraceptives, "wants to be paid to have sex." Over the next few days, Limbaugh attacked Fluke personally, often in crude terms, while a powerful backlash grew, led by organizations such as the National Organization for Women. But perhaps what was most notable about the incident was that it wasn't unusual. From Limbaugh's venomous attacks on Fluke to liberal radio host Mike Malloy's suggestion that Bill O'Reilly "drink a vat of poison... and choke to death," over-the-top discourse in today's political opinion media is pervasive. Anyone who observes the skyrocketing number of incendiary political opinion shows on television and radio might conclude that political vitriol on the airwaves is fueled by the increasingly partisan American political system. But in The Outrage Industry Jeffrey M. Berry and Sarah Sobieraj show how the proliferation of outrage-the provocative, hyperbolic style of commentary delivered by hosts like Ed Schultz, Bill O'Reilly, and Sean Hannity- says more about regulatory, technological, and cultural changes, than it does about our political inclinations. Berry and Sobieraj tackle the mechanics of outrage rhetoric, exploring its various forms such as mockery, emotional display, fear mongering, audience flattery, and conspiracy theories. They then investigate the impact of outrage rhetoric-which stigmatizes cooperation and brands collaboration and compromise as weak-on a contemporary political landscape that features frequent straight-party voting in Congress. Outrage tactics have also facilitated the growth of the Tea Party, a movement which appeals to older, white conservatives and has dragged the GOP farther away from the demographically significant moderates whose favor it should be courting. Finally, The Outrage Industry examines how these shows sour our own political lives, exacerbating anxieties about political talk and collaboration in our own communities. Drawing from a rich base of evidence, this book forces all of us to consider the negative consequences that flow from our increasingly hyper-partisan political media.

Making History New PDF Book By Seamus O'Malley

Making History New

  • Author: Seamus O'Malley
  • ISBN Code: : 0199364249
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Page : 304 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 548 Readers
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Guided by Ezra Pound's dictum --"Make it new"--a generation of writers set out to create fiction and poetry that was unlike anything that came before it. However, as Seamus O'Malley shows, historical narrative was a key site for modernist experimentation. Taking three of literary modernism's major figures--Joseph Conrad, Ford Madox Ford, and Rebecca West--Making History New demonstrates how the movement's literature not only engaged with history but also transformed traditional approaches to its telling in unique ways. Informed by Paul Ricoeur's belief that narrative is necessary to comprehend historical processes, the study closely examines four major modernist historical novels. Conrad's Nostromo interrogates the very term "history," as it relates the political tumult of a fictitious Latin American country; while Ford's The Good Soldier mirrors the cyclical nature of historiography with a protagonist who returns repeatedly to intense periods of his own past to better comprehend them. Two epochal World War I novels-The Return of the Soldier and Parade's End-depict shell-shocked veterans that illustrate the paradox of an accurate historical rendering achieved through the process of amnesia. These novels, in O'Malley's view, lead to the high point of what he terms "modernist historiography": Rebecca West's innovative 1941 travelogue Black Lamb and Grey Falcon and its preoccupation with "history's impossibility." The monograph concludes with a brief consideration of how historians since World War II have adopted some of the approaches to narrative inaugurated by literary modernists while wrestling with how to relate unthinkable atrocities such as genocide. Ultimately, Making History New foregrounds narrative's essential role as a bridge between fiction and history, as it explores the process by which collective human experience becomes historical narrative.

The Paradox of American Democracy PDF Book By John B. Judis

The Paradox of American Democracy

  • Author: John B. Judis
  • ISBN Code: : 0804150621
  • Publisher : Pantheon
  • Page : 320 pages
  • Genre : Political Science
  • Reviews : 382 Readers
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John B. Judis, one of our most insightful political commentators, most rational and careful thinkers, and most engaged witnesses in Washington, has taken on a challenge that even the most concerned American citizens shrink from: forecasting the American political climate at the turn of the century. The Paradox of American Democracy is a penetrating examination of our democracy that illuminates the forces and institutions that once enlivened it and now threaten to undermine it. It is the well-reasoned discussion we need in this era of unrestrained expert opinions and ideologically biased testimony. The disenchantment with our political system can be seen in decreasing voter turnout, political parties co-opted by consultants and large contributors, the corrupting influence of "soft money," and concern for national welfare subverted by lobbying organizations and special-interest groups. Judis revisits particular moments—the Progressive Era, the New Deal, the 1960s—to discover what makes democracy the most efficacious and, consequently, most inefficacious. What has worked in the past is a balancing act between groups of elites—trade commissions, labor relations boards, policy groups—whose mandates are to act in the national interest and whose actions are governed by a disinterested pursuit of the common good. Judis explains how the displacment of such elites by a new lobbying community in Whashington has given rise to the cynicism that corrodes the current political system. The Paradox of American Democracy goes straight to the heart of every political debate in this country.