Sociology celebrates the popular arts! TV, Sunday comics, monster movies, professional wrestling, dumpstering, college football, bathroom graffiti, strippers, telephone pranksters, Peeping Toms, class clowns, the college sorority, the streetcorner preacher, the drive-in movie, good and evil, and more -- see familiar, everyday people and things in an offbeat, surprising way, and blow your mind to what sociologists have discovered about how you shape the world, and how the world shapes you.
Drawing on narratological and feminist theory, Susan Sniader Lanser explores patterns of narration in a wide range of novels by women of England, France, and the United States from the 1740s to the present. She sheds light on the history of "voice" as a narrative strategy and as a means of attaining social power. She considers the dynamics in personal voice in authors such as Mary Shelley, Charlotte Brontë, Zora Neale Hurston, and Jamaica Kincaid. In writers who attempt a "communal voice" -- including Mary Wollstonecraft, Elizabeth Gaskell, Joan Chase, and Monique Wittig -- she finds innovative strategies that challenge the conventions of Western narrative.
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences Length: 304 Pages (595 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jul 4th, 2020
The truth is liberating at the same time paralysing. Laurence Mountford.
Just read it. Every word in this document is true, and it is the most important document to ever reach the internet. This document is written to empower good people of the world against the tyranny which exists all around us in our world today. Effectively, the document presented here discloses concealed information about the extent to which medicine, science, and technology has advanced in our current era. Moreover, I am disclosing this information because I have been extensively abused, and I am victim of current advances in medicine, science, and technology, which I describe in detail below. There are many, many, other victims of abuse, including myself, and therefore it is our plea that you read this document with an open mind and you investigate ALL statements which may initially irk you and appear 'suspect' to begin with (the circumstantial evidence is available all around you); because as a ...
Are your social skills in need of updating?
Do you sometimes find yourself in situations where you are out of your depth?
Would you like to improve the way you conduct yourself in a variety of situations?
Being able to interact and communicate with people on several different levels is a desirable skill in many walks of life but are essential when it comes to conducting yourself in business situations and when making new friends. Some are born with this innate ability, while for others it can be learned.
In this book's collection on social skills, you can learn some of the basics around these abilities, which can then be built upon as you progress and become more confident, with chapters that explore:
• Interpersonal skills
• The art of persuasion
• Why active listening is important
• Becoming a good negotiator
• The causes of shortfalls in social behavior
• How you can improve your social skills set
• And much more...
If you are someone who needs to improve ...
In this book, conceived and written for the general reader as well as the specialist, Robert Edelman uses a case study of peasant behavior during a particular revolutionary situation to make an important contribution to one of the major debates in contemporary peasant studies. Edelman's subject is the peasantry of the right-bank Ukraine, and he uses local and regional archives seldom available to Western scholars to give a detailed picture of the ways in which the inhabitants of one of Russia's most advanced agrarian regions expressed their discontent during the years 1905-1907. By the 1890s, the landlords of Russia's Southwest had organized a highly successful capitalist form of agriculture, and Edelman demonstrates that their peasants responded to these dramatic economic changes by adopting many of the forms of political and social behavior generally associated with urban proletarians.
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences Length: 208 Pages (3,353 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jul 4th, 2020
A SPIRITUAL AND POLITICAL MANIFESTO FOR AMERICA AT THIS CRITICAL TIME IN HISTORY. INSPIRATIONAL AND FAST PACED. How can our nation overcome polarization and animosity? How can our nation be reborn spiritually, morally and ethically? These are two of the important questions addressed by this work. Cale Sloane has lived in many parts of America. His earliest years were spent in small towns and the country. Through all the years he was growing up, his parents were regarded as having an income below the poverty level. After he became an adult, Cale has been laid off from a job, and lost a house to foreclosure. His family has experienced severe illness, and large medical bills. He uses his experience and understanding of hardship to navigate the important issues raised within this book.
For millenia The Middle East has been plagued by war. This millenium has been no different, with wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Devastation has been wreaked on ordinary,innocent people. Children have been indiscriminately killed, Young men have had their lives terminated before they have had the chance to live their lives to the full. War orphans abound. Widows and Widowers weep at their spouses' graves. Grand Parents have lost generations of their families. Whole communities have been destroyed and villages razed to the ground.
I have lived in The Middle East for twenty five years now and the constant undercurrent of these conflicts is ever present. I remember reading one news report that said that an entire village and its inhabitants were destroyed after a wedding celebration resulted in the village men firing their riflles into the air, a long tradition in village celebrations, it was viewed as an act of aggression and the village and inhabitants were all destoyed. I kept hearing ...
Adopting a boldly innovative approach to women's autobiographical writing, Françoise Lionnet here examines the rhetoric of self-portraiture in works by authors who are bilingual or multilingual or of mixed races or cultures. Autobiographical Voices offers incisive readings of texts by Zora Neale Hurston, Maya Angelou, Marie Cardinal, Maryse Condé, Marie-Thérèse Humbert, Augustine, and Nietzsche.
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences Length: 280 Pages (1,172 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jul 4th, 2020
This present lecture was originally published in Steiner's periodical Lucifer-Gnosis in the October/November issue of 1903. It is truly exceptional in Steiner's work, and it is a pity that it is buried in an untranslated volume of the Collected Works. It is exceptional in at least three ways. First, it is a closely argued engagement with the contemporary science of his day. Somewhat surprisingly, given later statements, he is a proponent of Darwinism here, more specifically, the variant promoted by the German champion of Darwinism, Ernst Haeckel. Secondly, Steiner makes a limited number of points, but establishes those arguments very fully. And finally, he argues very strongly that it is the task of European and American civilization to reconcile Eastern wisdom with Western science. Steiner's first point is one he makes elsewhere, but nowhere as strongly as here. Francesco Redi was a hero because he opposed spontaneous generation, arguing that life arises only from life. He was nearly ...
Right now across the globe the news cycle is filled with stories of governmental corruption, revolt and the reemergence of Neo-fascism. After those headlines are the debates on propaganda, social media and tribalism new and old. This book touches them all. This a examination for the here and now. Dissecting everything from the motives of government to the motives of our subconscious and how they play off of each other. This book is an effort to make all of the noise make a little more sense.
Human history mirrors the slow incremental movements of the earth which itself is periodically disrupted by sudden upheaval. Grab your dictionary and a glass of whisky for within these pages is a crash course on what the world actually is and where it really needs to be. This is a modern examination of government, religion, culture and the economy, where it all goes wrong, and how we can get it right.
When his classic Pontiac is abducted by a deity who lives in the depths of Lake Michigan, Petronius Jablonski is offered Enlightenment in compensation. To obtain it he must decipher the coded features of an odyssey. He neglects to share these minor details with his longsuffering girlfriend, Sandy, who accompanies him. Home-schooled by an eccentric father, Petronius holds the modern world in contempt, the demise of polytheism and eighteenth century English in general, the plague of democracy and "internets" in particular.
Despairing of his ability to understand the journey and rarely paying attention, he engages the Reader's assistance. His propensity for digressions complicates the search for a solution while making a mockery of first person narration. He anticipates absurd questions and adds chapters in response, he accuses the Reader of being smitten with Sandy and makes her less attractive, and he revolutionizes Philosophy by superseding Occam's overrated Razor and Plato's ...
This open access, interdisciplinary book presents innovative strategies in the use of civil drones in the cultural and creative industry. Specially aimed at small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), the book offers valuable insights from the fields of marketing, engineering, arts and management. With contributions from experts representing varied interests throughout the creative industry, including academic researchers, software developers and engineers, it analyzes the needs of the creative industry when using civil drones both outdoors and indoors. The book also provides timely recommendations to the industry, as well as guidance for academics and policymakers.
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences Length: 171 Pages (21,788 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jul 4th, 2020
CBD Billionaire is a modern parable reminding us to "Take Care of Every Thing You Touch" and "Make The Most Of Every Opportunity". The tale follows a young woman exploring what she might be able to do with money that would help those around her whether she knew them or not and how to make the world a better place,
Along her often unbelievable (yet real-life) five year long journey of "Money Abstinence", Balin met many interesting people with colorful solutions and opinions concerning what it really means to be "a burden on society" when it comes to money and currency and value and resources and Fair Trade; as well as the subtle differences between ownership and possession.
The Tale of the CBD Billionaire is a modern parable of Melissa Balin's journey #GivingUpGivingUpMoney and some of the priceless lessons she learned along the way.
CBD Billionaire is Melissa Balin's first digital book, and she hopes it will help to raise a million dollars and feed a million people worldwide.
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences Length: 5 Pages (1,679 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jul 4th, 2020
WHAT WILL HAPPEN IN 2020? YOU GET TO DECIDE!
America is heading for a civil war, with guns, bombs, and Twitter trolls. The 2020 election is also coming up. Fortunately, you have lots of choices!
If you support the Democrats, go to page 4.
If you can't decide, go to page 5.
If you're an independent and do something different every time, go to page 6.If you're voting third party, great! Go to page 7.
If politics drives you to drink and maybe take a hit of a mysterious substance known only as "Purple Sunshine," go to page 8.
If you are a horrible deplorable and support the Republicans, go to page 9.
What happens next to the U.S.? It all depends on the choices you make. Only you will know the outcome of the election before everyone else! But will you like what you find out?
A Decide the Fate of America novel.
As Patriots, we recognize the needs and Rights of the American citizen first and foremost and hold the belief that the social fabric and legitimacy of the Nation is bound by the love a collective sociocultural identity holds towards a political imaginary and the moral ideals it produces.
As Progressives we are devoted in overcoming the preconceived antagonistic, discriminatory and prejudice systems, structures and views held in our collective past. Victory over these atrocities will be realized through the hard work of the social cooperative, communal responsibility, and in the allowance of the People to develop their preeminent traits and ideas.
On September 13, 2016, a call came through Ashland, Ohio's 911 system from a distressed woman, who claimed to be held captive in a home.
"I've been abducted," she whispered to the dispatcher. "Please hurry."
The police who arrived at the scene not only rescued the woman who had placed the call, but also discovered two dead bodies - left there by Shawn Michael Grate, a 40-year-old man who had a reputation for being a "cold-blooded charmer." Grate also brought police to a third body, located in a wooded area by a ravine in neighboring Richland County. And, as the investigation continued, police uncovered connections to two more murders.
"Not of woman born, the Fortunate, the Unborn" -- the terms designating those born by Caesarean section in medieval and Renaissance Europe were mysterious and ambiguous. Examining representations of Caesarean birth in legend and art and tracing its history in medical writing, Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski addresses the web of religious, ethical, and cultural questions concerning abdominal delivery in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Not of Woman Born increases our understanding of the history of the medical profession, of medical iconography, and of ideas surrounding "unnatural" childbirth.
Blumenfeld-Kosinski compares texts and visual images in order to trace the evolution of Caesarean birth as it was perceived by the main actors involved -- pregnant women, medical practitioners, and artistic or literary interpreters. Bringing together medical treatises and texts as well as hitherto unexplored primary sources such as manuscript illuminations, she provides a fresh perspective on ...
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences Length: 224 Pages (7,219 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jul 3rd, 2020
Many whites think that there is no difference between them and blacks, but blacks see, discuss, and live according to clear differences in thinking and culture. This book outlines the difference between black and white thinking, living, and beliefs about each other. This book is an excellent learning tool for interracial relationships.
What is a charismatic person like?
Why is charisma so attractive?
Charisma is that special and exceptional talent that makes you discernible, without even trying hard. It's not about being obnoxious and stentorian. However, it's that magnetizing aura that captures everyone's attention and keen interest.
Through this book, Daniel takes you through the significance and applications of charisma. This is not a book that will make you charismatic in two days. Instead, it is a book that will lay the groundwork for your success journey.
Charisma is a trait most applicable in leadership and is described as a set of capabilities or personal attributes that make an individual stand out.
The truth is that we are all born very different and unique, and this means in all aspects, including our personalities. The author, however, believes that charisma is something that grows with you depending on the experiences you have in life and the environment. You are the one to decide how confident and ...
What can we learn from the past pandemics?
Do you want to know more about the Spanish Flu?
The pandemic had nearly similar causes to influenza; we are now fighting because of the reality that the H1N1 epidemic triggered Spanish flu from animals. The pandemic has catastrophic effects and the overall mortality reported is greater than SARS, HIV, Black Death, and Ebola.
The History and Legacy of the Worst Global Pandemics charts the history of the diseases, including the Spanish Flu, and more, and how they shaped subsequent events, bringing down nations while inadvertently lifting others.
The weapon against pandemic is the truth. Read why in the account of the Spanish Influenza.
With a death toll of between 50 and 100 million people, the Spanish flu of 1918-1920 was the greatest human disaster, not only of the twentieth century, but possibly in all of recorded history. And yet, in our popular conception it exists largely as a footnote to World War I.
In this book you will learn and ...
Free of fluff and religious dogma, Piercing the Veil approaches spirit communication from a logical standpoint. This book will teach you what spirit guides and angels really are, where we go when we die, and how to begin contacting the other side. Including exercises to help you increase your psychic abilities and receptiveness to the spirit world, Piercing the Veil will serve as a solid foundation in spirit communication for the novice and a thought-provoking look at the spirit world for the experienced.