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You And What Army? How to Neutralize Conflict and Negotiate Justice For the Totally Outgunned, Inwardly Timid, Burnt Out or Socially Defunct by Lisa Bracken (New Flight Books newflightbooks.com) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 10 minutes ago

From newflightbooks.com: In a world fraught with conflict - sometimes hostile conflict - where access to justice can be politically, even physically barred, negotiation can be a powerfully viable avenue toward resolution. Negotiation, however, implies a compromising process of 'give and take' from those who are relatively equitably situated. For those in gravely unbalanced situations and facing enormous odds, rebalancing the field demands a greatly enhanced degree of insight, planning and persistence... evolving adversaries and conditions while simultaneously securing vital interests. With the capacity to be summoned toward a long-range campaign, negotiation, as a tool of equity and transformation, can fulfill an extraordinarily targeted and disciplined role in illuminating truth; paving access toward justice; and, facilitating sound social evolution, all the while serving short-term needs. Developed in such a way, negotiation demands broad situational analysis; the design and ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 872 Pages (2,258 KB)
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Added: Mar 28th, 2020

The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe (E-BOOKARAMA) 3.6 Stars (37 Reviews)    Price verified 10 minutes ago

"The Romance of the Forest", first published in 1791, is a gothic classic, a style popularised by writers like Ann Radcliffe. They were often set in castles or great houses, involved a mystery, supernatural elements, a 'damsel in distress' and typically an overpowering male figure. They were very popular during the Romantic period of British literature. Rich in allusions to aesthetic theory and to travel literature, "The Romance of the Forest" is also concerned with current philosophical debate and examines systems of thought central to the intellectual life of late eighteenth-century Europe. Set in a Roman Catholic Europe of violent passions and extreme oppression, the novel follows the fate of its heroine Adeline, who is mysteriously placed under the protection of a family fleeing Paris for debt. They take refuge in a ruined abbey in south-eastern France, where sinister relics of the past - a skeleton, a manuscript, and a rusty dagger - are discovered in concealed rooms. Adeline ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 488 Pages (1,902 KB)
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Added: Mar 27th, 2020

ON EVOLUTION BY COMPETITION. THE LAW OF LIFE, KNOWLEDGE AND THE UNIVERSE. by Ray Harvey Price verified 10 hours ago

FORWARD EVOLUTIONARY TRUTH NEEDS TO PREVAIL FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE. This thought-provoking book contends competition is the fundamental of Evolution. Originating from our cosmos, where force yields to greater force causing domination. That we evolved from that system of competitive energy. Ray Harvey contends, that not only did humans need to win physical fights in the war of nature, but those more ably evolved with abilities to keep the team together, had more chance of keeping the team alive. Harvey contends, 'good' and all it embodies, evolved out over millions of years, because it improves co-operation, enhancing the chances of survival. That 'good' is still a force today, because it gives those understanding human groups, more chance of having an elevated platform of well-being. Harvey argues this well-being is not a class, culture, religious or colour privilege, but a matter of truth and honesty. Based on the simplest Evolutionary principle. That is, 'treat each other how ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 423 Pages (8,882 KB)
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Added: Mar 26th, 2020

History of american socialism by JOHN HUMPHREY NOYES. (GIANLUCA) Price verified 16 hours ago

The book introduces the study of socialism as a phenomenon and socialist movements in America during the nineteenth century.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 557 Pages (579 KB)
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Added: Mar 24th, 2020

History of Woman Suffrage, Volume III by Matilda Joslyn Gage (GIANLUCA) 3.8 Stars (5 Reviews)    Price verified 10 minutes ago

The labors of those who have edited these volumes are not only finished as far as this work extends, but if three-score years and ten be the usual limit of human life, all our earthly endeavors must end in the near future. After faithfully collecting material for several years, and making the best selections our judgment has dictated, we are painfully conscious of many imperfections the critical reader will perceive. But since stereotype plates will not reflect our growing sense of perfection, the lavish praise of friends as to the merits of these pages will have its antidote in the defects we ourselves discover. We may however without egotism express the belief that this volume will prove specially interesting in having a large number of contributors from England, France, Canada and the United States, giving personal experiences and the progress of legislation in their respective localities.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 1,713 Pages (2,142 KB)
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Added: Mar 24th, 2020

The Essential Bertrand Russell by Bertrand Russell (Steppenwolf Press) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 10 minutes ago

In the early 20th century, Bertrand Russell led the British "revolt against idealism". He is widely considered to be one of the major founders of analytic philosophy and one of the 20th century's premier logicians. Russell's work has had a considerable influence on mathematics, logic, set theory, linguistics, artificial intelligence, cognitive science, computer science and philosophy, especially the philosophy of language, epistemology and metaphysics. The Essential Bertrand Russell brings together his finest writings, from "On Denoting", a paradigm of philosophy, to his masterpiece "Problems of Philosophy", through to his critical works on freedom from religion.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 744 Pages (1,641 KB)
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Added: Mar 24th, 2020

Creativity/Anthropology (The Anthropology of Contemporary Issues) by Smadar Lavie (Cornell University Press) Price verified 5 hours ago

Creativity and play erupt in the most solemn of everyday worlds as individuals reshape traditional forms in the light of changing historical circumstances. In this lively volume, fourteen distinguished anthropologists explore the life of creativity in social life across the globe and within the study of ethnography itself. Contributors include Barbara A. Babcock, Edward M. Bruner, James W. Fernandez, Don Handelman, Smadar Lavie, José E. Limon, Barbara Myerhoff, Kirin Narayan, Renato Rosaldo, Richard Schechner, Edward L. Schieffelin, Marjorie Shostak, Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing, and Edith Turner.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 368 Pages (2,916 KB)
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Added: Mar 23rd, 2020

Regeneration of the Built Environment from a Circular Economy Perspective (Research for Development) by Stefano Della Torre (Springer) Price verified 14 hours ago

This open access book explores the strategic importance and advantages of adopting multidisciplinary and multiscalar approaches of inquiry and intervention with respect to the built environment, based on principles of sustainability and circular economy strategies. A series of key challenges are considered in depth from a multidisciplinary perspective, spanning engineering, architecture, and regional and urban economics. These challenges include strategies to relaunch socioeconomic development through regenerative processes, the regeneration of urban spaces from the perspective of resilience, the development and deployment of innovative products and processes in the construction sector in order to comply more fully with the principles of sustainability and circularity, and the development of multiscale approaches to enhance the performance of both the existing building stock and new buildings. The book offers a rich selection of conceptual, empirical, methodological, technical, and ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 386 Pages (47,927 KB)
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Added: Mar 18th, 2020

American Government 2e by Glen Krutz (OpenStax) 5.0 Stars (5 Reviews)    Price verified 10 minutes ago

American Government 2e is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of the single-semester American Government course. This title includes innovative features designed to enhance student learning, including Insider Perspective features and a Get Connected module that shows students how they can get engaged in the political process. The book provides an important opportunity for students to learn the core concepts of American Government and understand how those concepts apply to their lives and the world around them. This kindle edition is best viewed in single column format.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 1,355 Pages (61,577 KB)
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Added: Mar 15th, 2020

Seneca Six Pack 2: Six More Essential Texts by Lucius Annaeus Seneca (Enhanced Media Publishing) 4.7 Stars (12 Reviews)    Price verified 10 minutes ago

"We suffer more often in imagination than in reality." - Seneca. Seneca Six Pack 2 presents six more primary and secondary texts for students of Stoicism and fans of Lucius Annaeus Seneca. There are three Seneca originals, a study of Seneca's poetry, a biographical essay by Elbert Hubbard and a look at the parallels between Seneca and Plutarch. Seneca Six Pack 2 Apocolocyntosis Or, Ludus de Morte Claudii: The Pumpkinification of Claudius by Seneca. Letters from a Stoic Volume II by Seneca. On Benefits by Seneca. Seneca's Poetry by Harold Edgeworth Butler. Seneca by Elbert Hubbard. Seneca and Plutarch by Michel de Montaigne. Includes image gallery.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 389 Pages (1,584 KB)
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Added: Mar 13th, 2020

Girlhood and the Politics of Place by Claudia Mitchell (Berghahn Books) Price verified 2 hours ago

Examining context-specific conditions in which girls live, learn, work, play, and organize deepens the understanding of place-making practices of girls and young women worldwide. Focusing on place across health, literary and historical studies, art history, communications, media studies, sociology, and education allows for investigations of how girlhood is positioned in relation to interdisciplinary and transnational research methodologies, media environments, geographic locations, history, and social spaces. This book offers a comprehensive reading on how girlhood scholars construct and deploy research frameworks that directly engage girls in the research process.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 356 Pages (4,761 KB)
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Added: Mar 5th, 2020

The Basic Writings of Josiah Royce, Volume II: Logic, Loyalty, and Community (American Philosophy Book 17) by John J. McDermott (Fordham University Press) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 10 minutes ago

Now back in print, and in paperback, these two classic volumes illustrate the scope and quality of Royce's thought, providing the most comprehensive selection of his writings currently available. They offer a detailed presentation of the viable relationship Royce forged between the local experience of community and the demands of a philosophical and scientific vision of the human situation. The selections reprinted here are basic to any understanding of Royce's thought and its pressing relevance to contemporary cultural, moral, and religious issues.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 612 Pages (5,051 KB)
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Added: Feb 8th, 2020

Asylum Determination in Europe: Ethnographic Perspectives (Palgrave Socio-Legal Studies) by Anthony Good (Palgrave Macmillan) Price verified 23 hours ago

Drawing on new research material from ten European countries, Asylum Determination in Europe: Ethnographic Perspectives brings together a range of detailed accounts of the legal and bureaucratic processes by which asylum claims are decided. The book includes a legal overview of European asylum determination procedures, followed by sections on the diverse actors involved, the means by which they communicate, and the ways in which they make life and death decisions on a daily basis. It offers a contextually rich account that moves beyond doctrinal law to uncover the gaps and variances between formal policy and legislation, and law as actually practiced. The contributors employ a variety of disciplinary perspectives - sociological, anthropological, geographical and linguistic - but are united in their use of an ethnographic methodological approach. Through this lens, the book captures the confusion, improvisation, inconsistency, complexity and emotional turmoil inherent to the process ...

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Length: 320 Pages (1,972 KB)
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Added: Feb 3rd, 2020

Moral Foods: The Construction of Nutrition and Health in Modern Asia (Food in Asia and the Pacific) by Angela Ki Che Leung (University of Hawaii Press) Price verified 4 hours ago

Moral Foods: The Construction of Nutrition and Health in Modern Asia investigates how foods came to be established as moral entities, how moral food regimes reveal emerging systems of knowledge and enforcement, and how these developments have contributed to new Asian nutritional knowledge regimes. The collection's focus on cross-cultural and transhistorical comparisons across Asia brings into view a broad spectrum of modern Asia that extends from East Asia, Southeast Asia, to South Asia, as well as into global communities of Western knowledge, practice, and power outside Asia. The first section, "Good Foods," focuses on how food norms and rules have been established in modern Asia. Ideas about good foods and good bodies shift at different moments, in some cases privileging local foods and knowledge systems, and in other cases privileging foreign foods and knowledge systems. The second section, "Bad Foods," focuses on what makes foods bad and even dangerous. Bad foods are not simply ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 361 Pages (1,716 KB)
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Added: Jan 29th, 2020

The Upper Guinea Coast in Global Perspective (Integration and Conflict Studies Book 12) by Jacqueline Knörr (Berghahn Books) Price verified 2 hours ago

For centuries, Africa's Upper Guinea Coast region has been the site of regional and global interactions, with societies from different parts of the African continent and beyond engaging in economic trade, cultural exchange, and various forms of conflict. This book provides a wide-ranging look at how such encounters have continued into the present day, identifying the disruptions and continuities in religion, language, economics, and various other social phenomena that have resulted. These accounts show a region that, while still grappling with the legacies of colonialism and the slave trade, is both shaped by and an important actor within ever-denser global networks, exhibiting consistent transformation and creative adaptation.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 338 Pages (7,833 KB)
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Added: Jan 28th, 2020

The Complete Essays by Michel de Montaigne (Pandora's Box Classics) 4.3 Stars (90 Reviews)    Price verified 13 hours ago

Michel de Montaigne was one of the most influential figures of the Renaissance, singlehandedly responsible for popularising the essay as a literary form. In 1572, Montaigne retired to his estates in order to devote himself to leisure, reading and reflection. There he wrote his constantly expanding 'essays', inspired by the ideas he found in books from his library and his own experience. He discusses subjects as diverse as war-horses and cannibals, poetry and politics, sex and religion, love and friendship, ecstasy and experience. Above all, Montaigne studied himself to find his own inner nature and that of humanity. The Essays are among the most idiosyncratic and personal works in all literature. An insight into a wise Renaissance mind, they continue to engage, enlighten and entertain modern readers. Born in 1533, Michel de Montaigne studied law and spent a number of years working as a counsellor before devoting his life to reading, writing and reflection. He died in 1586.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 773 Pages (2,023 KB)
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Added: Jan 21st, 2020

Re-Inventing Africa's Development: Linking Africa to the Korean Development Model by Jong-Dae Park (Palgrave Macmillan) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 10 minutes ago

This open access book analyses the development problems of sub-Sahara Africa (SSA) from the eyes of a Korean diplomat with knowledge of the economic growth Korea has experienced in recent decades. The author argues that Africa's development challenges are not due to a lack of resources but a lack of management, presenting an alternative to the traditional view that Africa's problems are caused by a lack of leadership. In exploring an approach based on mind-set and nation-building, rather than unity - which tends to promote individual or party interests rather than the broader country or national interests - the author suggests new solutions for SSA's economic growth, inspired by Korea's successful economic growth model much of which is focused on industrialisation. This book will be of interest to researchers, policymakers, NGOs and governmental bodies in economics, development and politics studying Africa's economic development, and Korea's economic growth model.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 449 Pages (5,152 KB)
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Added: Dec 30th, 2019

Postcoloniality: The French Dimension by Margaret A. Majumdar (Berghahn Books) Price verified 23 hours ago

"Postcolonial theory" has become one of the key issues of scholarly debates worldwide; debates, so the author argues, which have become rather sterile and are characterized by a repetitive reworking of old hackneyed issues, focussing on cultural questions of language and identity in particular. Gradually, a gulf has emerged between Anglophone and Francophone thinking in this area. The author investigates the causes for the apparent stagnation that has overtaken much of the current debate and explores the particular characteristics of French global strategy and cultural policy, as well as the divergent responses to current debates on globalization. Outlining in particular the contribution of thinkers such as Césaire, Senghor, Memmi, Sartre and Fanon to the worldwide development of anti-imperialist ideas, she offers a critical perspective on the ongoing difficulties of France's relationship with its colonial and postcolonial Others and suggests new lines of thought that are currently ...

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Length: 338 Pages (941 KB)
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Added: Dec 21st, 2019

MetroGreen: Connecting Open Space in North American Cities by Donna Erickson (Island Press) 5.0 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 10 minutes ago

In metropolitan areas across the country, you can hear the laments over the loss of green space to new subdivisions and strip malls. But some city residents have taken unprecedented measures to protect their open land, and a growing movement seeks not only to preserve these lands but to link them in green corridors. Many land-use and urban planning professionals, along with landscape architects and environmental advocates, have joined in efforts to preserve natural areas. MetroGreen answers their call for a deeper exploration of the latest thinking and newest practices in this growing conservation field. In ten case studies of U.S. and Canadian cities paired for comparative analysis-Toronto and Chicago, Calgary and Denver, and Vancouver and Portland among them-Erickson looks closely at the motivations and objectives for connecting open spaces across metropolitan areas. She documents how open-space networks have been successfully created and protected, while also highlighting the ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 349 Pages (18,700 KB)
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Added: Dec 13th, 2019

Water Ethics: Foundational Readings for Students and Professionals by Peter G. Brown (Island Press) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 10 minutes ago

Having manipulated water for irrigation, energy, and burgeoning urban centers, humans are facing the reality that although fresh water is renewable, it is as finite as any other resource. Countries, states, and cities are now scrambling to develop an intelligent, well-informed approach to mitigate the growing global water crisis. Water Ethics is based on the belief that responding to contemporary water problems requires attending to questions of value and culture. How should we capture, store, and distribute water? At what cost? For whom? How do we reconcile water's dual roles as a practical resource and spiritual symbol? According to the editors of this collection of foundational essays, questions surrounding water are inherently ethical. Peter Brown and Jeremy Schmidt contend that all approaches to managing water, no matter how grounded in empirical data, involve value judgments and cultural assumptions. Each of the six sections of the book discuses a different approach to ...

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Length: 320 Pages (2,810 KB)
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Added: Dec 5th, 2019

Biodiversity Change and Human Health: From Ecosystem Services to Spread of Disease (Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment (SCOPE) ... by Osvaldo E. Sala (Island Press) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 46 minutes ago

Biodiversity Change and Human Health brings together leading experts from the natural science and social science realms as well as the medical community to explore the explicit linkages between human-driven alterations of biodiversity and documented impacts of those changes on human health. The book utilizes multidisciplinary approaches to explore and address the complex interplay between natural biodiversity and human health and well-being. The five parts examine health trade-offs between competing uses of biodiversity (highlighting synergistic situations in which conservation of natural biodiversity actually promotes human health and well-being); relationships between biodiversity and quality of life that have developed over ecological and evolutionary time; the effects of changing biodiversity on provisioning of ecosystem services, and how they have affected human health; the role of biodiversity in the spread of infectious disease; native biodiversity as a resource for ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 321 Pages (3,433 KB)
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Added: Dec 5th, 2019

Sustainability and Cities: Overcoming Automobile Dependence by Peter Newman (Island Press) 3.3 Stars (7 Reviews)    Price verified 10 minutes ago

Sustainability and Cities examines the urban aspect of sustainability issues, arguing that cities are a necessary focus for that global agenda. The authors make the case that the essential character of a city's land use results from how it manages its transportation, and that only by reducing our automobile dependence will we be able to successfully accommodate all elements of the sustainability agenda. The book begins with chapters that set forth the notion of sustainability and how it applies to cities and automobile dependence. The authors consider the changing urban economy in the information age, and describe the extent of automobile dependence worldwide. They provide an updated survey of global cities that examines a range of sustainability factors and indicators, and, using a series of case studies, demonstrate how cities around the world are overcoming the problem of automobile dependence. They also examine the connections among transportation and other issues -- including ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 464 Pages (7,322 KB)
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Added: Dec 5th, 2019

Socio-Environmental Dynamics along the Historical Silk Road by Liang Emlyn Yang (Springer) Price verified 14 hours ago

This open access book discusses socio-environmental interactions in the middle to late Holocene, covering specific areas along the ancient Silk Road regions. Over twenty chapters provide insight into this topic from various disciplinary angles and perspectives, ranging from archaeology, paleoclimatology, antiquity, historical geography, agriculture, carving art and literacy. The Silk Road is a modern concept for an ancient network of trade routes that for centuries facilitated and intensified processes of cultural interaction and goods exchange between West China, Central Asia, the Middle East, and the Mediterranean. Coherent patterns and synchronous events in history suggest possible links between social upheaval, resource utilization and climate or environment forces along the Silk Road and in a broader area. Post-graduates in studying will benefit from this work, as well as it will stimulate young researchers to further explore the role played by the environment in long-term ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 525 Pages (103,735 KB)
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Added: Dec 2nd, 2019

The Spectator, Volume 2. by Joseph Addison (Public Domain Books) Price verified 24 hours ago

This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 370 Pages (1,934 KB)
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Added: Oct 2nd, 2019

Supermundane by Agni Yoga Society 5.0 Stars (5 Reviews)    Price verified 10 minutes ago

Supermundane is the fourteenth book from the Agni Yoga Series which is composed of fourteen books. In them is found a synthesis of ancient Eastern beliefs and modern Western thought and a bridge between the spiritual and the scientific. Unlike previous yogas, Agni Yoga is a path not of physical disciplines, meditation, or asceticism -- but of practice in daily life. It is the yoga of fiery energy, of consciousness, of responsible, directed thought. It teaches that the evolution of the planetary consciousness is a pressing necessity and that, through individual striving, it is an attainable aspiration for mankind. It affirms the existence of the Hierarchy of Light and the center of the Heart as the link with the Hierarchy and with the far-off worlds. Though not systematized in an ordinary sense, Agni Yoga is a Teaching that helps the discerning student to discover moral and spiritual guide-posts by which to learn to govern his or her life and thus contribute to the Common Good. For ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 330 Pages (1,177 KB)
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Added: Sep 12th, 2019

Sons of the Gods, Children of Earth: Ideology and Literary Form in Ancient Greece by Peter W. Rose (Cornell University Press) Price verified 23 hours ago

In this ambitious and venturesome book, Peter W. Rose applies the insights of Marxist theory to a number of central Greek literary and philosophical texts. He explores major points in the trajectory from Homer to Plato where the ideology of inherited excellence -- beliefs about descent from gods or heroes -- is elaborated and challenged. Rose offers subtle and penetrating new readings of Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, Pindar's Tenth Pythian Ode, Aeschylus's Oresteia, Sophokles' Philoktetes, and Plato's Republic. Rose rejects the view of art as a mere reflection of social and political reality -- a view that is characteristic not only of most Marxist but of most historically oriented treatments of classical literature. He applies instead a Marxian hermeneutic derived from the work of the Frankfurt School and Fredric Jameson. His readings focus on illuminating a politics of form within the text, while responding to historically specific social, political, and economic realities. Each work, ...

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Length: 522 Pages (1,036 KB)
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Added: Aug 15th, 2019

WHEN THE EAGLE SCREAMS - America's Vulnerability to Terrorism by Stephen Bowman (Carol Publishing Group, NY) 3.7 Stars (18 Reviews)    Price verified 46 minutes ago

Bowman is the author of "Morning Ran Red" and "Operation Monarch", historical mystery thrillers based on fact. When The Eagle Screams is Bowman's non-fiction work, written to warn America that the age of terrorism is upon us. Written in 1993 and published in 1994, today it is notable as the first work by an American writer to recognize the threat of terrorism, having predicted both the domestic and foreign terrorist attacks, our response and the resultant economic and religious war.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 324 Pages (682 KB)
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Added: Jul 29th, 2019

How To Save Jobs: Reinventing Business, Reinvigorating Work, and Reawakening the American Dream by David Gewirtz (ZATZ Publishing) 5.0 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified 10 minutes ago

A shocking and disturbing look into how changes worldwide have created enormous disruption in the very nature of jobs in America. Ideas, strategies, and innovative approaches for policy change that could make a real difference and help save and create jobs in America. Powerfully effective hands-on tips, techniques, and strategies that you personally can take to keep and create jobs, without waiting for politicians to get their act together.

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Length: 474 Pages (1,345 KB)
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Added: Jul 27th, 2019

Letters of Helena Roerich I: 1929-1935 by Helena Roerich (Agni Yoga Society) 3.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 14 hours ago

Helena Roerich was an unusually gifted woman, author of many books. Her collected Letters, in two volumes, are an example of the wisdom, spiritual insight, and simple advice she shared with a multitude of correspondents -- friends, foes, and co-workers alike.

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Length: 554 Pages (1,409 KB)
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Added: Jul 26th, 2019

Agni Yoga by Agni Yoga Society 5.0 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified 2 hours ago

Agni Yoga is the fourth book from the Agni Yoga Series which is composed of fourteen books. In them is found a synthesis of ancient Eastern beliefs and modern Western thought and a bridge between the spiritual and the scientific. Unlike previous yogas, Agni Yoga is a path not of physical disciplines, meditation, or asceticism -- but of practice in daily life. It is the yoga of fiery energy, of consciousness, of responsible, directed thought. It teaches that the evolution of the planetary consciousness is a pressing necessity and that, through individual striving, it is an attainable aspiration for mankind. It affirms the existence of the Hierarchy of Light and the center of the Heart as the link with the Hierarchy and with the far-off worlds. Though not systematized in an ordinary sense, Agni Yoga is a Teaching that helps the discerning student to discover moral and spiritual guide-posts by which to learn to govern his or her life and thus contribute to the Common Good. For this ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 326 Pages (481 KB)
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Added: Jul 25th, 2019

What Is an Establishment of Religion? (Antidisestablishmentarianism Serial Version Book 1) by Michael J. Findley (Findley Family Video) 5.0 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 10 minutes ago

Excerpted from Antidisestablishmentarianism -- Hint. It's not what you think. It's a recipe for persecution, corruption and heresy. America's founding fathers understood that government must protect freedom, including the freedom to practice all religions. But they also understood that not all religions teach men how to be good citizens and make their countries prosper. The truth isn't out there somewhere, unfindable and unknowable. It's right here.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 381 Pages (1,259 KB)
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Added: Jul 25th, 2019

Finding the Limits of the Limes: Modelling Demography, Economy and Transport on the Edge of the Roman Empire (Computational Social Sciences) by Philip Verhagen (Springer) Price verified 23 hours ago

This open access book demonstrates the application of simulation modelling and network analysis techniques in the field of Roman studies. It summarizes and discusses the results of a 5-year research project carried out by the editors that aimed to apply spatial dynamical modelling to reconstruct and understand the socio-economic development of the Dutch part of the Roman frontier (limes) zone, in particular the agrarian economy and the related development of settlement patterns and transport networks in the area. The project papers are accompanied by invited chapters presenting case studies and reflections from other parts of the Roman Empire focusing on the themes of subsistence economy, demography, transport and mobility, and socio-economic networks in the Roman period. The book shows the added value of state-of-the-art computer modelling techniques and bridges computational and conventional approaches. Topics that will be of particular interest to archaeologists are the question ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 337 Pages (30,089 KB)
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Added: Jul 23rd, 2019

Annals of Bioethics: Regional Perspectives in Bioethics (Routledge Annals of Bioethics) by Mark J. Cherry (Taylor & Francis) Price verified 22 hours ago

Regional Perspectives in Bioethics" illustrates the ways in which the national and international political landscape encompasses persons from diverse and often fragmented moral communities with widely varying moral intuitions, premises, evaluations and commitments.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 403 Pages (806 KB)
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Added: Jul 19th, 2019

Energy, Wealth and Governance in the Caucasus and Central Asia: Lessons not learned (Central Asia Research Forum) by Richard Auty (Routledge) Price verified 16 hours ago

Drawing upon recent progress in development economics and political science, the book provides fresh analysis of the Caucasus and Central Asia (CCA) countries transition to a market economy by tracing the impact of natural resource endowment. The book examines the synergies between energy-rich and energy-poor states and highlights the practical consequences of both well-managed and poorly-managed deployment of energy. Featuring contributions from prominent specialists on resource-driven economies, the book argues that unless CCA elites change the way in which they deploy natural resource, revenues regional development will fall short of its potential with possible disastrous consequences. The contributors apply the experience of the developing market economies to demonstrate that the region still holds considerable potential to become an important, stable supplier of raw materials and a source of industrial demand to the global economy. However, the CCA is equally likely to become a ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 305 Pages (2,427 KB)
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Added: Jul 19th, 2019

Competition and Cooperation in Social and Political Sciences: Proceedings of the Asia-Pacific Research in Social Sciences and Humanities, Depok, ... by Isbandi Rukminto Adi (Routledge) Price verified 2 hours ago

The book contains essays on current issues in Social and Political Sciences, such as the issues of governance and social order; social development and community development; global challenges and inequality; civil society and social movement; IT-based community and social transformation; poverty alleviation and corporate social responsibility; and gender issues. Asia and the Pacifi c are the particular regions that the conference focuses on as they have become new centers of social and political development. Therefore, this book covers areas that have been traditionally known as the social and political areas such as communication studies, political studies, governance studies, criminology, sociology, social welfare, anthropology and international relations.

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Length: 329 Pages (5,387 KB)
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Added: Jul 19th, 2019

Information—Consciousness—Reality: How a New Understanding of the Universe Can Help Answer Age-Old Questions of Existence (The Frontiers ... by James B. Glattfelder (Springer) 5.0 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified 10 minutes ago

This open access book chronicles the rise of a new scientific paradigm offering novel insights into the age-old enigmas of existence. Over 300 years ago, the human mind discovered the machine code of reality: mathematics. By utilizing abstract thought systems, humans began to decode the workings of the cosmos. From this understanding, the current scientific paradigm emerged, ultimately discovering the gift of technology. Today, however, our island of knowledge is surrounded by ever longer shores of ignorance. Science appears to have hit a dead end when confronted with the nature of reality and consciousness. In this fascinating and accessible volume, James Glattfelder explores a radical paradigm shift uncovering the ontology of reality. It is found to be information-theoretic and participatory, yielding a computational and programmable universe.

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Diversity in Unity: Perspectives from Psychology and Behavioral Sciences: Proceedings of the Asia-Pacific Research in Social Sciences and Humanities, ... by Amarina Ashar Ariyanto (Routledge) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 3 hours ago

The book highlights both the challenges and opportunities in the field of psychology and behavioral sciences, with an emphasis on identifying practical implications for professionals, educators and administrators, and researchers in Asia and Pacific regions. Societies in the said regions have experienced massive changes to their social system, changes that are endured by societies worldwide, such as those related to globalization, new technologies, and new norms regarding respect for individual diversity and well-being. Although the changes offer a wealth of new opportunities, they also act as potential sources of tension and apprehension. The book discusses the state-of-the-art topics, on critical issues, in various sub-fields of psychology and the behavioral sciences, such as Clinical Psychology, Child & Developmental Psychology, Industrial & Organizational Psychology, Experimental Psychology, Social Psychology, and Educational Psychology. This is an Open Access ebook, and can be ...

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Noble Bondsmen: Ministerial Marriages in the Archdiocese of Salzburg, 1100-1343 by John B. Freed (Cornell University Press) Price verified 21 hours ago

Freed documents the network of marriage practices among ministerials in the archdiocese of Salzburg and in the process reconstructs an important and previously unexplored chapter in the rise of the German principalities.

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Security, Loyalty, and Science (Cornell Studies in Civil Liberties) by Walter Gellhorn (Cornell University Press) Price verified 23 hours ago

Both sides of a sensitive problem are assessed by Professor Gellhorn in this penetrating analysis of national security and its effect upon scientific progress. The costs and advantages of secrecy in certain areas of science and the conflict between national safety and individual rights in the administration of our federal loyalty program are presented; all the arguments are objectively weighed. The book answers such questions as: Can young scientists be well trained when publication and teaching are not free? Have we gone far enough-or too far-in avoiding "security risks" in important scientific establishments? How does the federal drive against "potentially disloyal" persons actually work? Do "fear of the smear" and crude methods discourage public service by American scientists? This study, a unit of an investigation of control of subversive activities supported by grants from the Rockefeller Foundation, is based upon two years of research and numerous field interviews of ...

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Social Innovation [Open Access]: Comparative Perspectives (Routledge Studies in Social Enterprise & Social Innovation) by Helmut Anheier (Routledge) 4.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 54 minutes ago

Social Innovation: Comparative Perspectives investigates socio-economic impact. Since it is hard to establish causality and to measure social properties when investigating impact, especially at the level of society, the book narrows down impact to one priority aspect: social innovation - understood as organizations' capacity to generate novel ideas, ways and means of doing things, of addressing public and social problems of many kinds. This volume's primary assertion is that the Third Sector, specifically through stimulating civic involvement, is best placed to produce social innovation, outperforming business firms and state agencies in this regard. By investigating actor contributions to social innovation across seven fields of activity, Social innovation: Comparative Perspectives develops our understanding of why and how the Third Sector is central to functioning, cohesive and viable societies. This volume is based on contributions of the project "ITSSOIN - Impact of the Third ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 318 Pages (11,851 KB)
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Hate Speech Law (Open Access): A Philosophical Examination (Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy) by Alex Brown (Routledge) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 10 minutes ago

Hate speech law can be found throughout the world. But it is also the subject of numerous principled arguments, both for and against. These principles invoke a host of morally relevant features (e.g., liberty, health, autonomy, security, non-subordination, the absence of oppression, human dignity, the discovery of truth, the acquisition of knowledge, self-realization, human excellence, civic dignity, cultural diversity and choice, recognition of cultural identity, intercultural dialogue, participation in democratic self-government, being subject only to legitimate rule) and practical considerations (e.g., efficacy, the least restrictive alternative, chilling effects). The book develops and then critically examines these various principled arguments. It also attempts to de-homogenize hate speech law into different clusters of laws/regulations/codes that constrain uses of hate speech, so as to facilitate a more nuanced examination of the principled arguments. Finally, it argues that it ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 378 Pages (2,482 KB)
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Franz Kafka: The Necessity of Form by Stanley Corngold (Cornell University Press) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 10 minutes ago

In Stanley Corngold's view, the themes and strategies of Kafka's fiction are generated by a tension between his concern for writing and his growing sense of its arbitrary character. Analyzing Kafka's work in light of "the necessity of form," which is also a merely formal necessity, Corngold uncovers the fundamental paradox of Kafka's art and life. The first section of the book shows how Kafka's rhetoric may be understood as the daring project of a man compelled to live his life as literature. In the central part of the book, Corngold reflects on the place of Kafka within the modern tradition, discussing such influential precursors of Cervantes, Flaubert, and Nietzsche, whose works display a comparable narrative disruption. Kafka's distinctive narrative strategies, Corngold points out, demand interpretation at the same time they resist it. Critics of Kafka, he says, must be aware that their approaches are guided by the principles that Kafka's fiction identifies, dramatizes, and rejects.

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Anthropology of Tobacco [Open Access]: Ethnographic Adventures in Non-Human Worlds by Andrew Russell (Routledge) Price verified 23 hours ago

Tobacco has become one of the most widely used and traded commoditites on the planet. Reflecting contemporary anthropological interest in material culture studies, Anthropology of Tobacco makes the plant the centre of its own contentious, global story in which, instead of a passive commodity, tobacco becomes a powerful player in a global adventure involving people, corporations and public health. Bringing together a range of perspectives from the social and natural sciences as well as the arts and humanities, Anthropology of Tobacco weaves stories together from a range of historical, cross-cultural and literary sources and empirical research. These combine with contemporary anthropological theories of agency and cross-species relationships to offer fresh perspectives on how an apparently humble plant has progressed to world domination, and the consequences of it having done so. It also considers what needs to happen if, as some public health advocates would have it, we are seriously ...

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Origin of Why: The Proven Purpose and Meaning of Life by Vito Grigorov (Prosperist Publishers) 4.9 Stars (37 Reviews)    Price verified 10 minutes ago

Can it be that you only have 5 years left to live? Studies show only 1 hour daily is free to do what you want to do, and the rest you must do: Sleep, work, eat, email. On average, only 12% of our lifetime is actually free. Sound nice? No, but what's the alternative? Have you ever asked "What's the point?" or "why am I here?". That was the meaning of life you were trying to find. Using the latest evidence & facts at each step, this book reveals a surprising answer which you can read now risk free with a 7 day money back guarantee (see down below) When you're finished you'll know... - Why the answer to the meaning of life changes EVERY other question in your life. - Why those who live the answer are HAPPIER and live some of the LONGEST lives. - Why for centuries the answer has been ILLEGAL. (No it's not a conspiracy theory) We exist but we rarely live as we react to what distracts and lie to hide painful facts. One of the results of this is that over 350 Million people are part of ...

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Railway Ecology by Luís Borda-de-Água (Springer) Price verified 22 hours ago

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. This book provides a unique overview of the impacts of railways on biodiversity, integrating the existing knowledge on the ecological effects of railways on wildlife, identifying major knowledge gaps and research directions and presenting the emerging field of railway ecology. The book is divided into two major parts: Part one offers a general review of the major conceptual and theoretical principles of railway ecology. The chapters consider the impacts of railways on wildlife populations and concentrate on four major topics: mortality, barrier effects, species invasions and disturbances (ranging from noise to chemical pollution). Part two focuses on a number of case studies from Europe, Asia and North America written by an international group of experts.

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Length: 320 Pages (8,420 KB)
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The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume VI by Ida Husted Harper Price verified 14 hours ago

This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.

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Length: 1,376 Pages (1,456 KB)
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The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume V by Ida Husted Harper Price verified 23 hours ago

This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 380 Pages (1,548 KB)
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Regional and Local Development in Times of Polarisation: Re-thinking Spatial Policies in Europe (New Geographies of Europe) by Thilo Lang (Palgrave Macmillan) Price verified 20 hours ago

Despite the emphasis of the European Regional Policy on territorial cohesion, regional disparities have been increasing within Europe in the past years. The metropolitan areas in almost all countries are considerably growing while regions outside of agglomerations are stagnating or even declining. Against this background this book aims to provide an understanding of the underlying processes of polarisation and related regional and local policies. This open access volume contributes to the debates about polarisation and regional development by focussing on questions of spatial justice, power distribution and policy transfer. Theoretical and empirically grounded contributions show that European policies are indeed reproducing socio-spatial inequalities instead of challenging them. The book shows further the existing potentials and limits of individuals, economic, political and civil society actors to respond to polarisation on the regional and local level. In this book conceptual ...

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Qualitative Freedom - Autonomy in Cosmopolitan Responsibility by Claus Dierksmeier (Springer) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 10 minutes ago

In the light of growing political and religious fundamentalism, this open access book defends the idea of freedom as paramount for the attempt to find common ethical ground in the age of globality. The book sets out to examine as yet unexhausted ways to boost the resilience of the principle of liberalism. Critically reviewing the last 200 years of the philosophy of freedom, it revises the principle of liberty in order to revive it. It discusses many different aspects that fall under its three main topics: the metaphysics of freedom, quantitative freedom and qualitative freedom. Open societies worldwide have come under increasing pressure in the last decades. The belief that politics and markets fare best when guided by the principle of liberty presently faces multiple challenges such as terrorism, climate warming, inequality, populism, and financial crises. In the view of its critics, the idea of freedom no longer offers adequate guidance to meet these challenges and should be ...

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Urban Studies: Border and Mobility: Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Urban Studies (ICUS 2017), December 8-9, 2017, Universitas ... by Thor Kerr (Routledge) Price verified 2 hours ago

This work contains a selection of papers from the International Conference on Urban Studies (ICUS 2017) and is a bi-annual periodical publication containing articles on urban cultural studies based on the international conference organized by the Faculty of Humanities at the Universitas Airlangga, Indonesia. This publication contains studies on issues that become phenomena in urban life, including linguistics, literary, identity, gender, architecture, media, locality, globalization, the dynamics of urban society and culture, and urban history. This is an Open Access ebook, and can be found on www.taylorfrancis.com.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
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By Honor Bound: State and Society in Early Modern Russia by Nancy Shields Kollmann (Cornell University Press) Price verified 10 minutes ago

In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, Russians from all ranks of society were bound together by a culture of honor. Here one of the foremost scholars of early modern Russia explores the intricate and highly stylized codes that made up this culture. Nancy Shields Kollmann describes how these codes were manipulated to construct identity and enforce social norms--and also to defend against insults, to pursue vendettas, and to unsettle communities. She offers evidence for a new view of the relationship of state and society in the Russian empire, and her richly comparative approach enhances knowledge of statebuilding in premodern Europe. By presenting Muscovite state and society in the context of medieval and early modern Europe, she exposes similarities that blur long-standing distinctions between Russian and European history. Through the prism of honor, Kollmann examines the interaction of the Russian state and its people in regulating social relations and defining an individual's ...

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Length: 333 Pages (4,338 KB)
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Philosophy Americana: Making Philosophy at Home in American Culture (American Philosophy Book 18) by Douglas R. Anderson (Fordham University Press) Price verified 5 hours ago

In this engaging book, Douglas Anderson begins with the assumption that philosophy -- the Greek love of wisdom -- is alive and well in American culture. At the same time, professional philosophy remains relatively invisible. Anderson traverses American life to find places in the wider culture where professional philosophy in the distinctively American tradition can strike up a conversation. How might American philosophers talk to us about our religious experience, or political engagement, or literature -- or even, popular music? Anderson's second aim is to find places where philosophy happens in nonprofessional guises -- cultural places such as country music, rock'n roll, and Beat literature. He not only enlarges the tradition of American philosophers such as John Dewey and William James by examining lesser-known figures such as Henry Bugbee and Thomas Davidson, but finds the theme and ideas of American philosophy in some unexpected places, such as the music of Hank Williams, ...

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The Practical Anarchist: Writings of Josiah Warren (American Philosophy) by Crispin Sartwell (Fordham University Press) Price verified one hour ago

The Practical Anarchist brings to light the work of Josiah Warren, eccentric American genius. Devoting his life to showing the practicality of an astonishing ideal, Warren devoted equal industry to the question of how to make a pair of shoes and how to remake the social world into an individualist paradise. This will be the first chance for many readers to encounter Warren's writings, and in many cases their first publication since their original appearance in obscure, self-published periodicals, including The Peaceful Revolutionist (1833), the first American anarchist periodical. Moreover, they often appeared in a bizarre experimental typography. This volume presents, out of the welter of bewildering writings left by Warren, a reading text designed for today' readers and students. It seeks to convey the practical value of many of Warren's ideas, their continuing relevance.

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Length: 304 Pages (4,981 KB)
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Celebrated Crimes (Complete) by Alexandre Dumas père 3.3 Stars (14 Reviews)    Price verified 14 hours ago

This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 306 Pages (2,081 KB)
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Precarious Creativity: Global Media, Local Labor by Michael Curtin (University of California Press) Price verified 14 hours ago

At free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press's new open access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more. Precarious Creativity examines the seismic changes confronting media workers in an age of globalization and corporate conglomeration. This pathbreaking anthology peeks behind the hype and supposed glamor of screen media industries to reveal the intensifying pressures and challenges confronting actors, editors, electricians, and others. The authors take on pressing conceptual and methodological issues while also providing insightful case studies of workplace dynamics regarding creativity, collaboration, exploitation, and cultural difference. Furthermore, it examines working conditions and organizing efforts on all six continents, offering broad-ranging and comprehensive analysis of contemporary screen media labor in such places as Lagos, Prague, Hollywood, and Hyderabad. The collection also examines labor ...

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The Basic Writings of Josiah Royce, Volume I: Culture, Philosophy, and Religion (American Philosophy Book 17) by John J. McDermott (Fordham University Press) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 10 minutes ago

Now back in print, and in paperback, these two classic volumes illustrate the scope and quality of Royce's thought, providing the most comprehensive selection of his writings currently available. They offer a detailed presentation of the viable relationship Royce forged between the local experience of community and the demands of a philosophical and scientific vision of the human situation. The selections reprinted here are basic to any understanding of Royce's thought and its pressing relevance to contemporary cultural, moral, and religious issues.

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The Politics of Survival: Peirce, Affectivity, and Social Criticism (American Philosophy) by Lara Trout (Fordham University Press) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 10 minutes ago

How can sincere, well-meaning people unintentionally perpetuate discrimination based on race, sex, sexuality, or other socio-political factors? To address this question, Lara Trout engages a neglected dimension of Charles S. Peirce's philosophy - human embodiment - in order to highlight the compatibility between Peirce's ideas and contemporary work in social criticism. This compatibility, which has been neglected in both Peircean and social criticism scholarship, emerges when the body is fore-grounded among the affective dimensions of Peirce's philosophy (including feeling, emotion, belief, doubt, instinct, and habit). Trout explains unintentional discrimination by situating Peircean affectivity within a post-Darwinian context, using the work of contemporary neuroscientist Antonio Damasio to facilitate this contextual move. Since children are vulnerable, naïve, and dependent upon their caretakers for survival, they must trust their caretaker's testimony about reality. This ...

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Housing Estates in Europe: Poverty, Ethnic Segregation and Policy Challenges (The Urban Book Series) by Daniel Baldwin Hess (Springer) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 46 minutes ago

This open access book explores the formation and socio-spatial trajectories of large housing estates in Europe. Are these estates clustered or scattered? Which social groups originally had access to residential space in housing estates? What is the size, scale and geography of housing estates, their architectural and built environment composition, services and neighbourhood amenities, and metropolitan connectivity? How do housing estates contribute to the urban mosaic of neighborhoods by ethnic and socio-economic status? What types of policies and planning initiatives have been implemented in order to prevent the social downgrading of housing estates? The collection of chapters in this book addresses these questions from a new perspective previously unexplored in scholarly literature. The social aspects of housing estates are thoroughly investigated (including socio-demographic and economic characteristics of current and past inhabitants; ethnicity and segregation patterns; population ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
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Everything Flows: Towards a Processual Philosophy of Biology by Daniel J. Nicholson (OUP Oxford) 5.0 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 10 minutes ago

This is an open access title available under the terms of a CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 International licence. It is free to read at Oxford Scholarship Online and offered as a free PDF download from OUP and selected open access locations. Everything Flows explores the metaphysical thesis that the living world is not made up of substantial particles or things, as has often been supposed, but is rather constituted by processes. The biological domain is organised as an interdependent hierarchy of processes, which are stabilized and actively maintained at different timescales. Even entities that intuitively appear to be paradigms of things, such as organisms, are actually better understood as processes. Unlike previous attempts to articulate processual views of biology, which have tended to use Alfred North Whitehead's panpsychist metaphysics as a foundation, this book takes a naturalistic approach to metaphysics. It submits that the main motivations for replacing an ontology of substances with one ...

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Geographies of the University (Knowledge and Space Book 12) by Peter Meusburger (Springer) Price verified 4 hours ago

This open access volume raises awareness of the histories, geographies, and practices of universities and analyzes their role as key actors in today's global knowledge economy. Universities are centers of research, teaching, and expertise with significant economic, social, and cultural impacts at different geographical scales. Scholars from a variety of disciplines and countries offer original analyses and discussions along five main themes: historical perspectives on the university as a site of knowledge production, cultural encounter, and political interest; institutional perspectives on university governance and the creation of innovative environments; relationships between universities and the city; the impact of universities on national and regional economies and cultures; and the processes of internationalization through student mobility, the creation of education hubs, and global regionalism in higher education.

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21st Century Cooperation: Regional Public Goods, Global Governance, and Sustainable Development by Antoni Estevadeordal (Routledge) Price verified 20 hours ago

This edited volume explains the importance of regional public goods (RPGs) for sustainable development and shows why they are particularly important in the context of 21st-century international relations. By presenting a new and original data set and by presenting original essays by renowned scholars, this book lays the foundation for what will become an increasingly important focus for both economic development and international relations as well as for their intersection. The volume contains four parts. The first introduces the core issues and concepts that are explored throughout the book as well as a new and original data set on RPGs. The second part further develops specific concepts important for understanding 21st-century RPGs: regional leadership, alliances, networks, and outcomes. The third examines how cooperation takes place worldwide for a range of important RPGs. Finally, the fourth part discusses how public goods are produced in specific regions, stressing that each ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
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Distant Companions: Servants and Employers in Zambia, 1900–1985 (The Anthropology of Contemporary Issues) by Karen Tranberg Hansen (Cornell University Press) Price verified 14 hours ago

Distant Companions tells the fascinating story of the lives and times of domestic servants and their employers in Zambia from the beginning of white settlement during the colonial period until after independence. Emphasizing the interactive nature of relationships of domination, the book is useful for readers who seek to understand the dynamics of domestic service in a variety of settings. In order to examine the servant- employer relationship within the context of larger political and economic processes, Karen Tranberg Hansen employs an unusual combination of methods, including analysis of historical documents, travelogues, memoirs, literature, and life histories, as well as anthropological fieldwork, survey research, and participant observation.

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Length: 342 Pages (7,621 KB)
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New Methods for Measuring and Analyzing Segregation (The Springer Series on Demographic Methods and Population Analysis Book 42) by Mark Fossett (Springer) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 10 minutes ago

This book is open access under a CC BY-NC 2.5 license. This book introduces new methods for measuring and analyzing residential segregation. It begins by placing all popular segregation indices in the "difference of group means" framework wherein index scores can be obtained as simple differences of group means on individual-level residential attainments scored from area racial composition. Drawing on the insight that in this framework index scores are additively determined by individual residential attainments, the book shows that the level of segregation in a given city can be equated to the effect of group membership (e.g., race) on individual residential attainments. This unifies separate research traditions in the field by joining the analysis of segregation at the aggregate level with the analysis of residential attainments for individuals. Next it shows how segregation analysis can be extended by using multivariate attainment models to assess the impact of group membership ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
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Asian Politics in Development: Essays in Honour of Gordon White by Robert Benewick (Routledge) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 10 minutes ago

This volume adopts a multidisciplinary and comparative approach to development that brings together issues that are characteristic of the lifelong scholarship of Professor Gordon White. These include a focus on the state, civil society, welfare and globalization.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 340 Pages (1,418 KB)
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Archaeological Perspectives on Warfare on the Great Plains by Andrew Clark (University Press of Colorado) 3.6 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 9 hours ago

The Great Plains has been central to academic and popular visions of Native American warfare, largely because the region's well-documented violence was so central to the expansion of Euroamerican settlement. However, social violence has deep roots on the Plains beyond this post-Contact perception, and these roots have not been systematically examined through archaeology before. War was part, and perhaps an important part, of the process of ethnogenesis that helped to define tribal societies in the region, and it affected many other aspects of human lives there. In Archaeological Perspectives on Warfare on the Great Plains, anthropologists who study sites across the Plains critically examine regional themes of warfare from pre-Contact and post-Contact periods and assess how war shaped human societies of the region. Contributors to this volume offer a bird's-eye view of warfare on the Great Plains, consider artistic evidence of the role of war in the lives of indigenous ...

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The Planning Polity: Planning, Government and the Policy Process (RTPI Library Series) by Mark Tewdwr-Jones (Routledge) Price verified 23 hours ago

Planning is not a technical and value free activity. Planning is an overt political system that creates both winners and losers. The Planning Polity is a book that considers the politics of development and decision-making, and political conflicts between agencies and institutions within British town and country planning. The focus of assessment is how British planning has been formulated since the early 1990s, and provides an in-depth and revealing assessment of both the Major and Blair governments' terms of office. The book will prove to be an invaluable guide to the British planning system today and the political demands on it. Students and activists within urban and regional studies, planning, political science and government, environmental studies, urban and rural geography, development, surveying and planning, will all find the book to be an essential companion to their work.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 352 Pages (715 KB)
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The Non-Western World: Environment, Development and Human Rights by Pradyumna P. Karan (Routledge) 4.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 14 hours ago

Through a cross-cultural and multi-disciplinary approach, this introductory textbook focuses on critical issues of development, environment, and cultural conflicts facing most area of the non-Western world. Areas covered include China, Japan, Southeast Asia, the Indian subcontinent, the Middle East, and sub-Saharan Africa.

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Awe for the Tiger, Love for the Lamb: A Chronicle of Sensibility to Animals by Rod Preece (Routledge) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 10 minutes ago

First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 447 Pages (999 KB)
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Transformations in Twentieth Century Korea (Routledge Advances in Korean Studies Book 7) by Steven Hugh Lee (Routledge) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 10 minutes ago

This edited collection traces the social, economic, political, and cultural dimensions of Korea's dramatic transformation since the late nineteenth century. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, the chapters examine the internal and external forces which facilitated the transition towards industrial capitalism in Korea, the consequences and impact of social change, and the ways in which Korean tradition continues to inform and influence contemporary South Korean society. Transformations in Twentieth Century Korea employs a thematic structure to discuss the interrelated elements of Korea's modernization within agriculture, business and the economy, the state, ideology and culture, and gender and the family. The essays in this volume encompass the Choson dynasty, the colonial period, and postcolonial Korea. Collectively, they provide us with an original and innovative approach to the study of modern Korea, and show how knowledge of the country's past is critical to understanding ...

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Pathways to Industrialization and Regional Development by Allen J. Scott (Routledge) Price verified 3 hours ago

The world has seen a shift in socio-economic relations, in the patterns and processes of industrialization and regional development. The social regulation of the economic order, flexible production organization and industrial district formation have brought periods, places and pathways to the heart of economic debate. Pathways to Industrialization and Regional Development provides a platform from which to address a new economic order. All the major schools of thought are represented. Focussing upon the interactions between economic logic and political institutions at both the local and global levels, the authors set the agenda for the 1990s.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
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Environmental Change in South-East Asia: People, Politics and Sustainable Development (Global Environmental Change Series) by Raymond Bryant (Routledge) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 10 minutes ago

Environmental Change in South-East Asia brings together scholars, journalists, consultants and NGO activists to explore the interaction of people, politics and ecology. Ostensibly "green" activities - plantation forestry, eco-tourism, hydro-electricity - are revealed as guises used by elites to promote their own political and economic interests. Highlighting fatal flaws in presently exclusive economic and ecological approaches, the authors stress that neither the quest for sustainable development nor the process of environmental change itself can be understood without reference to political processes.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
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Europe and Asia beyond East and West (Studies in European Sociology Book 8) by Gerard Delanty (Routledge) Price verified 4 hours ago

This major new book tackles key questions on Europe in the context of shifting parameters of East and West. The contributors - sociologists, anthropologists, philosophers and historians - show, from a variety of different perspectives, that the conventional equation of Europe with the West must be questioned. Featuring four thematically organized chapters, the book looks at: • a post-Western world • Asia in Europe: encounters in history • between Europe and Asia • otherness in Europe and Asia. Exploring new expressions of European self-understanding in a way that challenges recent ideological notions of the 'clash of civilizations', this outstanding work draws on recent scholarship that shows how Europe and Asia were mutually linked in history and in contemporary perspective. It argues that as a result of current developments and the changing geopolitical context, both Europe and Asia have much in common and that it is possible to speak of cosmopolitan links rather than ...

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Length: 337 Pages (2,369 KB)
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New Genetics, New Social Formations (Genetics and Society) by Peter Glasner (Routledge) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 4 hours ago

New genetic technologies cut across a range of public regulatory domains and private lifeworlds, often appearing to generate an institutional void in response to the complex challenges they pose. As a result, a number of new social formations are being developed to legitimate public engagement and avoid the perceived democratic deficit that may result. Papers in this volume discuss a variety of these manifestations in a global context, including: • genetic data banks • committees of inquiry • non-governmental organisations (NGOs) • national research laboratories. These institutions, across both health and agriculture, are explored in such diverse locations as Amazonia, China, Finland, Israel, the UK and the USA. This volume exhibits a clear thematic coherence around the impact of the new genetics and their associated technologies on new social formations, and the case studies included have a significant international focus, showing a balance between theoretical and ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 304 Pages (1,365 KB)
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The Frightened Land: Land, Landscape and Politics in South Africa in the Twentieth Century by Jennifer Beningfield (Routledge) 4.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 19 hours ago

An investigation into the spatial politics of separation and division in South Africa, principally during the apartheid years, and the effects of these physical and conceptual barriers on the land. In contrast to the weight of literature focusing on post-apartheid South Africa, the focus of this book includes the spatial, political and cultural landscape practices of the apartheid government and also refers to contemporary work done in Australia, England and the US. It probes the uncertainty and ambiguity of identities and cultures in post-apartheid society in order to gain a deep understanding of the history that individuals and society now confront. Drawing on a wealth of research materials including literature, maps, newspapers, monuments, architectural drawings, government legislation, tourist brochures, political writing and oral histories, this book is well illustrated throughout and is a unique commentary on the spatial politics of a time of enormous change.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 369 Pages (32,143 KB)
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Added: May 14th, 2018

Encyclopedia of Human Evolution and Prehistory: Second Edition (Garland Reference Library of the Humanities Book 1845) by Ian Tattersall (Routledge) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 10 minutes ago

Praise for the first edition: "The most up-to-date and wide-ranging encyclopedia work on human evolution available."--American Reference Books Annual "For student, researcher, and teacher... the most complete source of basic information on the subject."--Nature "A comprehensive and authoritative source, filling a unique niche... essential to academic libraries... important for large public libraries." --Booklist/RBB

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 753 Pages (26,970 KB)
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Cities' Identity Through Architecture and Arts: Proceedings of the International Conference on Cities' Identity through Architecture and Arts (CITAA ... by Anna Catalani (Routledge) Price verified 16 hours ago

Every city has its unique and valuable identity, this identity is revealed through its physical and visual form, it is seen through the eyes of its residents and users. The city develops over time, and its identity evolves with it. Reflecting the rapid and constant changes the city is subjected to, Architecture and Arts, is the embodiment of the cultural, historical, and economical characteristics of the city. This conference was dedicated to the investigation of the different new approaches developed in Architecture and Contemporary arts. It has focused on the basis of urban life and identities. This volume provides discussions on the examples and tendencies in dealing with urban identities as well as the transformation of cities and urban cultures mentioned in terms of their form, identity, and their current art. Contemporary art, when subjected to experiments, continues to be produced in various directions, to be consumed and to put forward new ideas. Art continuously renews ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 583 Pages (26,610 KB)
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One Hundred Years of Chemical Warfare: Research, Deployment, Consequences by Bretislav Friedrich (Springer) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 10 minutes ago

This book is open access under a CC BY-NC 2.5 license. On April 22, 1915, the German military released 150 tons of chlorine gas at Ypres, Belgium. Carried by a long-awaited wind, the chlorine cloud passed within a few minutes through the British and French trenches, leaving behind at least 1,000 dead and 4,000 injured. This chemical attack, which amounted to the first use of a weapon of mass destruction, marks a turning point in world history. The preparation as well as the execution of the gas attack was orchestrated by Fritz Haber, the director of the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry in Berlin-Dahlem. During World War I, Haber transformed his research institute into a center for the development of chemical weapons (and of the means of protection against them). Bretislav Friedrich and Martin Wolf (Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society, the successor institution of Haber's institute) together with Dieter Hoffmann, Jürgen Renn, and ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 408 Pages (6,315 KB)
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Mobilities of Knowledge (Knowledge and Space Book 10) by Heike Jöns (Springer) Price verified 7 hours ago

This collection of essays examines how spatial mobilities of people and practices, technologies and objects, knowledge and ideas have shaped the production, circulation, and transfer of knowledge in different historical and geographical contexts. Targeting an interdisciplinary audience, Mobilities of Knowledge combines detailed empirical analyses with innovative conceptual approaches. The first part scrutinizes knowledge circulation, transfer, and adaption, focussing on the interpersonal communication process, early techniques of papermaking, a geographical text, indigenous knowledge in exploration, the genealogy of spatial analysis, and different disciplinary knowledges about the formation of cities, states, and agriculture. The second part analyses the interplay of mediators, networks, and learning by studying academic careers, travels, and collaborations within the British Empire, public internationalism in Geneva, the global transfer of corporate knowledge through expatriation, ...

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Length: 303 Pages (3,326 KB)
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Public Health Ethics: Cases Spanning the Globe (Public Health Ethics Analysis Book 3) by Drue H. Barrett (Springer) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 10 minutes ago

This Open Access book highlights the ethical issues and dilemmas that arise in the practice of public health. It is also a tool to support instruction, debate, and dialogue regarding public health ethics. Although the practice of public health has always included consideration of ethical issues, the field of public health ethics as a discipline is a relatively new and emerging area. There are few practical training resources for public health practitioners, especially resources which include discussion of realistic cases which are likely to arise in the practice of public health. This work discusses these issues on a case to case basis and helps create awareness and understanding of the ethics of public health care. The main audience for the casebook is public health practitioners, including front-line workers, field epidemiology trainers and trainees, managers, planners, and decision makers who have an interest in learning about how to integrate ethical analysis into their day to day ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 329 Pages (1,440 KB)
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Added: Apr 11th, 2018

Compositionality and Concepts in Linguistics and Psychology (Language, Cognition, and Mind Book 3) by James A. Hampton (Springer) 3.0 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 3 hours ago

By highlighting relations between experimental and theoretical work, this volume explores new ways of addressing one of the central challenges in the study of language and cognition. The articles bring together work by leading scholars and younger researchers in psychology, linguistics and philosophy. An introductory chapter lays out the background on concept composition, a problem that is stimulating much new research in cognitive science. Researchers in this interdisciplinary domain aim to explain how meanings of complex expressions are derived from simple lexical concepts and to show how these meanings connect to concept representations. Traditionally, much of the work on concept composition has been carried out within separate disciplines, where cognitive psychologists have concentrated on concept representations, and linguists and philosophers have focused on the meaning and use of logical operators. This volume demonstrates an important change in this situation, where ...

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Length: 337 Pages (3,769 KB)
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Added: Apr 6th, 2018