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Four Mothers Book
  • Author : ,
  • Publisher : RJ Crayton
  • Release Date : 2014-06-01
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 86
  • ISBN Code:

Summary: Four stories. Four mothers. Four crises. One great read. Our notions of motherhood run the gamut from the mythical SuperMom to the dreaded Mommy Dearest. None is entirely true, as all mothers are both perfect and flawed. Four mothers tells four stories of mothers who each face a crises, either real or perceived, in their parenting life. Change the way you see motherhood. In Almost Perfect, we see our Mommy Dearest end of the spectrum with Bitsy. She wants her grandson, whom she is raising to be perfect, and with Bitsy, we are reminded, it's not just stepmothers who are wicked. Tilda, the mother we meet in As Luck Would Have It, exudes luck from every pore. She would love to be the super mom who saves the day for her family, but she has one problem - her daughter's seeming lack of luck. In fact, Tilda's luck fails whenever her daughter is around. Tilda's solution to this problem could prove problematic. Felicity is relishing her overbearing husband's absence on a business trip, when her Two-Day Break suddenly turns into a nightmare. In The Beads, Iram is a mother coping with crisis -- a child in a coma after nearly choking to death -- when something happens that affects her entire outlook. Also included in the collection is a bonus story, Lynch Party, about a mother who has a different perspective on what makes a great party activity.

Four Mothers Book by Shifra Horn

Four Mothers Book
  • Author : Shifra Horn
  • Publisher : St. Martin\'s Press
  • Release Date : 2018-12-18
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN Code: 1250238102

Summary: Shifra Horn's beautifully imagined novel tells the story of five generations of women in one family against the backdrop of one hundred years in Jerusalem. The story begins with the birth of the family's first boy to Amal, the last generation. Her mother, grandmother and great-grandmother are overjoyed, because the birth of a healthy boy means that the curse against the women of the family has been broken. They tell Amal the story of those "foremothers": Mazal, the orphan, whose ill-fated marriage initiates the curse; her daughter Sara, whose golden hair is a symbol for her power to heal; Sara's daughter Pnina-Mazal, the unwanted child whose talent for knowing others' thoughts brings both joy and sorrow; and her daughter Geula, Amal's mother, whose sharp intellect is her gift and her burden.

Communication Theory and Research Book by Denis McQuail,Peter Golding,Els De Bens

Communication Theory and Research Book
  • Author : Denis McQuail,Peter Golding,Els De Bens
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release Date : 2005-12-15
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN Code: 1847878148

Summary: This exciting collection of papers represents some of the finest communications research published over the last decade. To mark the 20th anniversary of the European Journal of Communication, a leading international journal, the editors have selected 21 papers, all of which make significant and valuable interventions in the field of media and communications. The volume is prefaced with an introduction by the editors and will be a central research text for scholars in this field. European Journal of Communication

Civilian Jihad Book by M. Stephan

Civilian Jihad Book
  • Author : M. Stephan
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2009-12-07
  • Category: Political Science
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN Code: 0230101755

Summary: This book examines the role of nonviolent civil resistance in challenging tyranny and promoting democratic-self rule in the greater Middle East using case studies and analyses of how religion, youth, women, technology and external actors have influenced the outcome of civil resistance in the region.

The Art and Practice of Geomancy Book by John Michael Greer

The Art and Practice of Geomancy Book
  • Author : John Michael Greer
  • Publisher : Weiser Books
  • Release Date : 2009-03-01
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN Code: 9781609250706

Summary: Have you ever lost an important object? Are you taking on a new job? Looking for buried treasure? The Art and Practice of Geomancy teaches readers how to divine the answers to life’s everyday questions about health, luck, new jobs, and love, as well as those less mundane tasks such as finding buried treasure, predicting the weather, being released from prison, and identifying secret enemies. Greer delivers to readers an ancient system of divination in an easy-to-use form requiring little more than a pen and a piece of paper. Using a system of counting odd and even numbers—from a deck of cards, a roll of the dice, or even by hitting sand or dirt with a stick to generate patterns—readers learn how to cast their own geomantic chart. And for those who wish to delve further, he offers exercises for geomantic meditation and ritual magic. The Art and Practice of Geomancy will appeal to pagans, followers of the Western Mystery tradition, scholars of folk magic and divination, and anyone who wants to take their past, present, and future into their own hands.

The Oxford Handbook of Indigenous American Literature Book by James H. Cox,Daniel Heath Justice

The Oxford Handbook of Indigenous American Literature Book
  • Author : James H. Cox,Daniel Heath Justice
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-07-31
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 704
  • ISBN Code: 0199914044

Summary: Over the course of the last twenty years, Native American and Indigenous American literary studies has experienced a dramatic shift from a critical focus on identity and authenticity to the intellectual, cultural, political, historical, and tribal nation contexts from which these Indigenous literatures emerge. The Oxford Handbook of Indigenous American Literature reflects on these changes and provides a complete overview of the current state of the field. The Handbook's forty-three essays, organized into four sections, cover oral traditions, poetry, drama, non-fiction, fiction, and other forms of Indigenous American writing from the seventeenth through the twenty-first century. Part I attends to literary histories across a range of communities, providing, for example, analyses of Inuit, Chicana/o, Anishinaabe, and Métis literary practices. Part II draws on earlier disciplinary and historical contexts to focus on specific genres, as authors discuss Indigenous non-fiction, emergent trans-Indigenous autobiography, Mexicanoh and Spanish poetry, Native drama in the U.S. and Canada, and even a new Indigenous children's literature canon. The third section delves into contemporary modes of critical inquiry to expound on politics of place, comparative Indigenism, trans-Indigenism, Native rhetoric, and the power of Indigenous writing to communities of readers. A final section thoroughly explores the geographical breadth and expanded definition of Indigenous American through detailed accounts of literature from Indian Territory, the Red Atlantic, the far North, Yucatán, Amerika Samoa, and Francophone Quebec. Together, the volume is the most comprehensive and expansive critical handbook of Indigenous American literatures published to date. It is the first to fully take into account the last twenty years of recovery and scholarship, and the first to most significantly address the diverse range of texts, secondary archives, writing traditions, literary histories, geographic and political contexts, and critical discourses in the field.

Native American Speakers of the Eastern Woodlands: Selected Speeches and Critical Analyses Book by Barbara Alice Mann

Native American Speakers of the Eastern Woodlands: Selected Speeches and Critical Analyses Book
  • Author : Barbara Alice Mann
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2001-04-30
  • Category: Social Science
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN Code: 0313075093

Summary: This collection of essays examines, in context, eastern Native American speeches, which are translated and reprinted in their entirety. Anthologies of Native American orators typically focus on the rhetoric of western speakers but overlook the contributions of Eastern speakers. The roles women played, both as speakers themselves and as creators of the speeches delivered by the men, are also commonly overlooked. Finally, most anthologies mine only English-language sources, ignoring the fraught records of the earliest Spanish conquistadors and French adventurers. This study fills all these gaps and also challenges the conventional assumption that Native thought had little or no impact on liberal perspectives and critiques of Europe. Essays are arranged so that the speeches progress chronologically to reveal the evolving assessments and responses to the European presence in North America, from the mid-sixteenth century to the twentieth century. Providing a discussion of the history, culture, and oratory of eastern Native Americans, this work will appeal to scholars of Native American history and of communications and rhetoric. Speeches represent the full range of the woodland east and are taken from primary sources.

Militarism and Israeli Society Book by Gabriel Sheffer,Oren Barak

Militarism and Israeli Society Book
  • Author : Gabriel Sheffer,Oren Barak
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Release Date : 2010-03-12
  • Category: Political Science
  • Pages : 396
  • ISBN Code: 0253004209

Summary: Challenging the established view that the civilian sector in Israel has been predominant over its security sector since the state's independence in 1948, this volume critically and systematically reexamines the relationship between these sectors and provides a deeper, more nuanced view of their interactions. Individual chapters cast light on the formal and informal arrangements, connections, and dynamic relations that closely tie Israel's security sector to the country's culture, civil society, political system, economy, educational system, gender relations, and the media. Among the issues and events discussed are Israel's separation barrier, the impact of Israel's military confrontations with the Palestinians and other Middle Eastern states -- especially Lebanon -- and the impact of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Israeli case offers insights about the role of the military and security in democratic nations in contemporary times.

The 188th Crybaby Brigade Book by Joel Chasnoff

The 188th Crybaby Brigade Book
  • Author : Joel Chasnoff
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2010-02-09
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN Code: 9781439171806

Summary: Look at me. Do you see me? Do you see me in my olive-green uniform, beret, and shiny black boots? Do you see the assault rifle slung across my chest? Finally! I am the badass Israeli soldier at the side of the road, in sunglasses, forearms like bricks. And honestly -- have you ever seen anything quite like me? Joel Chasnoff is twenty-four years old, an American, and the graduate of an Ivy League university. But when his career as a stand-up comic fails to get off the ground, Chasnoff decides it's time for a serious change of pace. Leaving behind his amenity-laden Brooklyn apartment for a plane ticket to Israel, Joel trades in the comforts of being a stereotypical American Jewish male for an Uzi, dog tags (with his name misspelled), and serious mental and physical abuse at the hands of the Israeli Army. The 188th Crybaby Brigade is a hilarious and poignant account of Chasnoff's year in the Israel Defense Forces -- a year that he volunteered for, and that he'll never get back. As a member of the 188th Armored Brigade, a unit trained on the Merkava tanks that make up the backbone of Israeli ground forces, Chasnoff finds himself caught in a twilight zone-like world of mandatory snack breaks, battalion sing-alongs, and eighteen-year-old Israeli mama's boys who feign injuries to get out of guard duty and claim diarrhea to avoid kitchen work. More time is spent arguing over how to roll a sleeve cuff than studying the mechanics of the Merkava tanks. The platoon sergeants are barely older than the soldiers and are younger than Chasnoff himself. By the time he's sent to Lebanon for a tour of duty against Hezbollah, Chasnoff knows everything about why snot dries out in the desert, yet has never been trained in firing the MAG. And all this while his relationship with his tough-as-nails Israeli girlfriend (herself a former drill sergeant) crumbles before his very eyes. The lone American in a platoon of eighteen-year-old Israelis, Chasnoff takes readers into the barracks; over, under, and through political fences; and face-to-face with the absurd reality of life in the Israeli Army. It is a brash and gritty depiction of combat, rife with ego clashes, breakdowns in morale, training mishaps that almost cost lives, and the barely containable sexual urges of a group of teenagers. What's more, it's an on-the-ground account of life in one of the most em-battled armies on earth -- an occupying force in a hostile land, surrounded by enemy governments and terrorists, reviled by much of the world. With equal parts irreverence and vulnerability, irony and intimacy, Chasnoff narrates a new kind of coming-of-age story -- one that teaches us, moves us, and makes us laugh.

The Cultural Adjustment of Asian Lone Mothers Living in London Book by Rachana Sinha

The Cultural Adjustment of Asian Lone Mothers Living in London Book
  • Author : Rachana Sinha
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-10-12
  • Category: Political Science
  • Pages : 228
  • ISBN Code: 0429806159

Summary: First published in 1998, this insightful volume aims to explore how 90 Indian and African single mothers in 1993 London resolve the dual challenges of single parenthood and their ethnic origins, along with a comparison with their British counterparts. This is one of only a few studies devoted exclusively to Asian lone mothers in Britain and sheds light on the problems encountered by a group largely ignored by researchers to date. Rachana Sinha establishes the impact of differences in family values on issues of marriage, women’s status and lone parenthood and brings to light some of the mothers’ cultural and psychological adjustments to these values and life in London. The women’s experiences of lone parenthood are shown through their relationships with the father, their family and friends and with contacts with social organizations. Sinha ends the study with suggestions and implications for social policy drawn from her findings.

Four Years Old in an Urban Community Book by John Newson,Elizabeth Newson

Four Years Old in an Urban Community Book
  • Author : John Newson,Elizabeth Newson
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-07-12
  • Category: Social Science
  • Pages : 568
  • ISBN Code: 135151928X

Summary: Although psychologists by training, John and Elizabeth Newson have more aptly been described as pioneers in social ecology; they work from the conviction that the causes and the consequences of child-rearing attitudes can fruitfully be investigated only in the framework of the total social environment in which they occur. This book continues their analysis of child rearing in an English urban setting.

Jewish Mothers Tell Their Stories Book by Rachel J Siegel,Ellen Cole,Susan Steinberg Oren

Jewish Mothers Tell Their Stories Book
  • Author : Rachel J Siegel,Ellen Cole,Susan Steinberg Oren
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-06-03
  • Category: Religion
  • Pages : 334
  • ISBN Code: 1317957008

Summary: Winner of the Women in Psychology Jewish Caucus Award for 2000! Jewish Mothers Tell Their Stories: Acts of Love and Courage contains touching and personal essays written by contemporary Jewish mothers from different parts of the globe. Their stories reveal the choices that Jewish mothers make in our post-Holocaust, non-Jewish world--the many ways of being Jewish, the acts of loving, of preserving and celebrating Jewish traditions and spirituality, and of transmitting them to their children and families. The firsthand stories in this compelling book raises questions and provides you with insight into a variety of topics, including: The 'Jewish mother’stereotype and its impact on real Jewish mothers ethnic/historical connections between mothers and daughters moving acts of love, courage, and sacrifice in response to illness, war, or conflicting ideologies motherhood as a catalyst for personal evolutions of Jewish identity and values Orthodox to secular expressions of spirituality The impact of the 'Jewish motherhood imperative’ positive experiences of conversion and interfaith families conveying Jewish history and tradition in a Christian world Jewish Mothers Tell Their Stories will draw you into an appreciation of the cultural, ethnic, and spiritual aspects of mothering. This remarkable collection explores the different meanings of today's concept of “Jewish mother” and “Jewish family.”

Reconceptualizing Curriculum, Literacy, and Learning for School-Age Mothers Book by Heidi L. Hallman,Abigail P. Kindelsperger

Reconceptualizing Curriculum, Literacy, and Learning for School-Age Mothers Book
  • Author : Heidi L. Hallman,Abigail P. Kindelsperger
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-10-09
  • Category: Education
  • Pages : 134
  • ISBN Code: 1351205498

Summary: Reconceptualizing Curriculum, Literacy, and Learning for School-Age Mothers offers a portrait of classroom literacy practices and learning opportunities that are provided for school-age mothers in two different schools. Through a series of case studies of school sites, teachers, and students, this book presents evidence of how these at-risk students use literacy in complex ways in the classroom and in their everyday lives. Attuned to the struggle for school-age mothers’ access to meaningful and challenging curriculum in public schools, as well as to the relative dearth of scholarly research on the topic, this volume demonstrates how educators can rethink the issue of schooling for this population of students.

Geomancy for Beginners Book by Richard Webster

Geomancy for Beginners Book
  • Author : Richard Webster
  • Publisher : Llewellyn Worldwide
  • Release Date : 2010-12-08
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN Code: 0738728217

Summary: Geomancy, a three-thousand-year-old form of earth divination, can answer your questions about relationships, career, money, and all aspects of life. In this comprehensive, easy-to-follow introduction to the topic, bestselling author Richard Webster presents eight different methods you can try, from astrological geomancy to Arthurian divination to a version attributed to Napoleon. Each method is based on making a random number of marks, then interpreting the message based on the resulting pattern. Geomancy for Beginners also includes simple instructions on how to craft your own geomantic tools. With Webster's sample readings and diagrams, it's easy to begin practicing this age-old form of divination to receive guidance and insight.

Afrikan Mothers Book by Nah Dove

Afrikan Mothers Book
  • Author : Nah Dove
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release Date :
  • Category: Social Science
  • Pages : 261
  • ISBN Code: 1438401469

Summary: Tells the story of some Afrikan mothers who, under European domination with the United States and the United Kingdom, have struggled to survive and maintain their (and their children's) cultural identities within European-oriented societies.

Llewellyn's Complete Book of Divination Book by Richard Webster

Llewellyn's Complete Book of Divination Book
  • Author : Richard Webster
  • Publisher : Llewellyn Worldwide
  • Release Date : 2017-12-08
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN Code: 0738753483

Summary: Answer Questions and Predict the Future with this Comprehensive Collection of Proven Tips and Techniques Explore the Profound Wisdom and Fascinating Secrets of Divination Richard Webster, one of the world's bestselling new age authors, explores the incredibly wide variety of divination systems from around the world. Discover in-depth information and how-to instruction for more than thirty divination practices, including: Tarot Astrology Palmistry Numerology Pendulums I Ching Automatic Writing Candle Reading Coin Divination Flower Reading Dowsing Runes Scrying Geomancy Bibliomancy And Much More Llewellyn's Complete Book of Divination also features helpful tips for choosing the best form of divination for your specific needs and preparation methods to practice before a divination session. Learn about the history of divination and the historical figures who could see the future. Find out how raising your intuitive skills can improve nearly every aspect of your life, from relationships and health to money and career. Whether you're just getting started or are a seasoned expert, this thorough guide holds sacred wisdom and wonderful surprises for you.

Mothers on the Margin? Book by E. Anne Clements

Mothers on the Margin? Book
  • Author : E. Anne Clements
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2014-05-01
  • Category: Religion
  • Pages : 310
  • ISBN Code: 1630877867

Summary: The Gospel of Matthew opens with a patrilineal genealogy of Jesus that intriguingly includes five women: Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, "she of Uriah," and Mary. In a gospel that has a strongly Jewish and male-orientated outlook, why are women incorporated? In particular, why include these four Old Testament women alongside Mary? Rejecting traditional as well as feminist views, Anne Clements undertakes a close literary reading of the narratives to discern how each woman is characterized and presented. All are significant scriptural figures on the margins of Israelite society. From this intertextual world established by Matthew, Clements explores why Matthew may have named these women in the opening genealogy and what implications their inclusion may have for the ongoing gospel narrative. Mothers on the Margin? argues that Matthew's Gospel contains a counter narrative focused on women. The presence of the five women in the genealogy indicates that the birth of the Messiah will bring about a crisis in Israel's identity in terms of ethnicity, marginality, and gender. The women signal that Matthew's Gospel is concerned with the construal of a new identity for the people of God.

Spirits of Blood, Spirits of Breath Book by Barbara Alice Mann

Spirits of Blood, Spirits of Breath Book
  • Author : Barbara Alice Mann
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-01-06
  • Category: Religion
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN Code: 0199997209

Summary: Before invasion, Turtle Island-or North America-was home to vibrant cultures that shared long-standing philosophical precepts. The most important and wide-spread of these was the view of reality as a collaborative binary known as the Twinned Cosmos of Blood and Breath. This binary system was built on the belief that neither half of the cosmos can exist without its twin. Both halves are, therefore, necessary and good. Western anthropologists typically shorthand the Twinned Cosmos as "Sky and Earth" but this erroneously saddles it with Christian baggage and, worse, imposes a hierarchy that puts sky quite literally above earth. None of this Western ideology legitimately applies to traditional Indigenous American thought, which is about equal cooperation and the continual recreation of reality. Spirits of Blood, Spirits of Breath examines traditional historical concepts of spirituality among North American Indians both at and, to the extent it can be determined, before contact. In doing so, Barbara Alice Mann rescues the authentically indigenous ideas from Western, and especially missionary, interpretations. In addition to early European source material, she uses Indian oral traditions, traced as much as possible to their earliest versions and sources, and Indian records, including pictographs, petroglyphs, bark books, and wampum. Moreover, Mann respects each Indigenous culture as a discrete unit, rather than generalizing them as is often done in Western anthropology. To this end, she collates material in accordance with actual historical, linguistic, and traditional linkages among the groups at hand, with traditions clearly identified by group and, where recorded, by speaker. In this way she provides specialists and non-specialists alike a window into the purportedly lost, and often caricatured, world of Indigenous American thought.

Israel’s Death Hierarchy Book by Yagil Levy

Israel’s Death Hierarchy Book
  • Author : Yagil Levy
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release Date : 2012-11-05
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 269
  • ISBN Code: 0814738338

Summary: 2012 Winner of the Shapiro Award for the Best Book in Israel Studies, presented by the Association for Israel Studies Whose life is worth more? That is the question that states inevitably face during wartime. Which troops are thrown to the first lines of battle and which ones remain relatively intact? How can various categories of civilian populations be protected? And when front and rear are porous, whose life should receive priority, those of soldiers or those of civilians? In Israel’s Death Hierarchy, Yagil Levy uses Israel as a compelling case study to explore the global dynamics and security implications of casualty sensitivity. Israel, Levy argues, originally chose to risk soldiers mobilized from privileged classes, more than civilians and other soldiers. However, with the mounting of casualty sensitivity, the state gradually restructured what Levy calls its “death hierarchy” to favor privileged soldiers over soldiers drawn from lower classes and civilians, and later to place enemy civilians at the bottom of the hierarchy by the use of heavy firepower. The state thus shifted risk from soldiers to civilians. As the Gaza offensive of 2009 demonstrates, this new death hierarchy has opened Israel to global criticism.

Chasing Utopia Book by Leach, David

Chasing Utopia Book
  • Author : Leach, David
  • Publisher : ECW Press
  • Release Date : 2016-09-01
  • Category: Political Science
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN Code: 1770909389

Summary: A fascinating, non-partisan exploration of an incendiary region Say the word ñIsraelî today and it sparks images of walls and rockets and a bloody conflict without end. Yet for decades, the symbol of the Jewish State was the noble pioneer draining the swamps and making the deserts bloom: the legendary kibbutznik. So what ever happened to the pioneersÍ dream of founding a socialist utopia in the land called Palestine? Chasing Utopia: The Future of the Kibbutz in a Divided Israel draws readers into the quest for answers to the defining political conflict of our era. Acclaimed author David Leach revisits his raucous memories of life as a kibbutz volunteer and returns to meet a new generation of Jewish and Arab citizens struggling to forge a better future together. Crisscrossing the nation, Leach chronicles the controversial decline of IsraelÍs kibbutz movement and witnesses a renaissance of the original vision for a peaceable utopia in unexpected corners of the Promised Land. Chasing Utopia is an entertaining and enlightening portrait of a divided nation where hope persists against the odds.