Reclaiming Education: Moving Beyond the Culture of Reform by Ron Scapp

By Ron Scapp

This ebook is an entice these at once and in some way interested by schooling reform to re-examine the very nature of schooling as a means of transformation and never, because the neoliberal company version insists upon, as a “product.” through the use of Paulo Freire’s primary precept of figuring out “education because the perform of freedom,” and increasing upon it with bell hooks’ personal religious realizing of that precept, this booklet bargains readers the chance to reconsider what schooling is, and what it's not. using the paintings of various thinkers and critics, the booklet lays out a feedback of neoliberalism’s profound effect on schooling reform and our tradition in most cases. It reaffirms the political and moral import of schooling for people and for our state as a whole.

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Cannibals and Kings: Origins of Cultures by Marvin Harris

By Marvin Harris

During this significant and profound examine the celebrated American anthropologist Marvin Harris indicates how the unending types of cultural habit -- usually so perplexing initially look -- may be defined as variations to specific ecological stipulations. His goal is to account for the evolution of cultural kinds as Darwin accounted for the evolution of organic types: to teach how cultures undertake their attribute kinds according to altering ecological modes.

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Interfaces between Language and Culture in Medieval England: by Edited by Alaric Hall, Olga Timofeeva, Ágnes Kiricsi and

By Edited by Alaric Hall, Olga Timofeeva, Ágnes Kiricsi and Bethany Fox

The twelve articles during this quantity advertise the turning out to be contacts among medieval linguistics and medieval cultural experiences regularly. Articles deal with medieval English linguistics, and the interrelation in Anglo-Saxon England among Latin and vernacular

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A Replacement Life by Boris Fishman

By Boris Fishman

A singularly proficient author makes his literary debut with this provocative, soulful, and occasionally hilarious tale of a failed journalist requested to do the unthinkable: forge Holocaust-restitution claims for previous Russian Jews in Brooklyn, New York.

Yevgeny Gelman, grandfather of Slava Gelman, ''didn't undergo within the distinctive way'' he must have suffered to qualify for the reparations the German executive has been paying out to Holocaust survivors. yet endure he has—as a Jew within the struggle, as a second-class citizen within the USSR, as an immigrant in the US. So? Isn't his grandson a ''writer''?

High-minded Slava desires to positioned all this immigrant-scraping in the back of him. in simple terms the yankee dream isn't panning out for him: Century, the mythical journal the place he works as a researcher, wishes not anything larger from him. Slava desires to be an accurate, innocent American—but he desires to be a lionized author even more.

Slava's flip because the Forger of South Brooklyn teaches him that now not each truth is a fact and never each lie a falsehood. It takes greater than law-abiding to develop into an American; it takes an identical self-reinvention at which his humans excel. Intoxicated and unmoored through his innovations, Slava dangers publicity. Cornered, he commits an irrevocable act that eventually offers him a feeling of domestic in America—but now not earlier than gathering an enduring fee from his family.

A alternative lifestyles is a depressing, relocating, and fantastically written novel approximately relatives, honor, and justice.

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Cannibalism in Literature and Film by Jennifer Brown

By Jennifer Brown

From pictures of stewed missionaries to Hannibal Lecter's hiss, cannibals have intrigued whereas evoking horror and repulsion. The label of cannibal has been used all through background to denigrate a given person or team. via analyzing who's labelled cannibal at any given time, we will be able to comprehend the fears, prejudices, permitted norms and taboos of society at the moment. From the cannibal in colonial literature, to the belief of local Gothic and the hillbilly cannibal, to serial killers, this booklet examines works via writers and administrators together with Joseph Conrad, H. Rider Haggard, Thomas Harris, Bret Easton Ellis, Cormac McCarthy, Wes Craven, and Tim Burton. It explores questions of cultural id and otherness within the sleek interval, providing a major and unique exam of cultural norms and fears as regards to nationwide, fiscal, linguistic, and sexual identification. Amidst the pointy tooth and terrible urge for food of the cannibal, the ebook examines genuine fears of over-consumerism and intake that hassle an ever-growing smooth international.

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The Next Generation in Russia, Ukraine, and Azerbaijan: by Nadia M. Diuk

By Nadia M. Diuk

Some time past 20 years, the nations that used to make up the previous Soviet Union have obvious lots of switch. there were revolutions, youth-led protest routine, and other kinds of exceptional political upheaval. on the middle of all of this have been younger leaders battling to be heard and clamoring for swap.

In Nadia Diuk's meticulously researched and insightful ebook. the subsequent iteration in Russia, Ukraine, and Azerbaijan, she indicates how these younger leaders have risen up and develop into part of the hot political process. utilizing particular public opinion polling information and private interviews, she explores how the hot new release of leaders is shaping the political method and the way the youth of this day proceed to exhort strain for reform. This ebook is necessary to a person attracted to japanese eu stories, political transitions, protest hobbies, or formative years and politics.

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Exploitation by Alan Wertheimer

By Alan Wertheimer

What is the root for disagreeing volunteer military exploits electorate who lack civilian occupation possibilities? How can we be certain health practitioner who has intercourse along with his sufferers is exploiting them? during this booklet, Alan Wertheimer seeks to spot whilst a transaction or dating might be safely considered as exploitative--and now not oppressive, manipulative, or morally poor in another way--and explores the ethical weight of taking unfair virtue. one of the first political philosophers to ascertain this significant subject from a non-Marxist viewpoint, Wertheimer writes approximately usual adventure in an obtainable but philosophically penetrating method. He considers if it is heavily improper for a celebration to use one other if the transaction is consensual and collectively helpful, even if society can justifiably limit humans from stepping into this kind of transaction, and if it is unsuitable to permit oneself to be exploited.

Wertheimer first considers numerous contexts often characterised as exploitive, together with surrogate motherhood, unconscionable contracts, the exploitation of scholar athletes, and sexual exploitation in psychotherapy. In a piece outlining his idea of exploitation, he units forth the standards for a good transaction and the purpose at which we will be able to appropriately say occasion has consented. while many discussions of exploitation have dealt basically with instances during which one get together harms or coerces one other, Wertheimer's ebook makes a speciality of what makes a at the same time helpful and consensual transaction exploitive and analyzes the ethical and felony implications of such exploitation.

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Tissue Culture in Forestry and Agriculture by Leon Dure III (auth.), Randolph R. Henke, Karen W. Hughes,

By Leon Dure III (auth.), Randolph R. Henke, Karen W. Hughes, Milton J. Constantin, Alexander Hollaender, Claire M. Wilson (eds.)

This symposium is the 3rd in a chain that includes the propaga­ tion of upper vegetation via tissue tradition. the 1st of those symposia, entitled "A Bridge among study and Application," was once held on the college in 1978 and was once released via the Technical details heart, division of strength. the second one symposium, on "Emerging applied sciences and Strategies," was once held in 1980 and pub­ lished as a unique factor of Environmental and Experimental Botany. one of many goals of those symposia was once to ascertain the present nation­ of-the-art in tissue tradition expertise and to narrate this country of know-how to sensible, utilized, and advertisement pursuits. therefore, the 3rd of this sequence on improvement and edition concerned about embryogenesis in tradition: how you can realize it, components which impact embryogenesis, use of embryogenic structures, etc.; and variability from tradition. a unique consultation on woody species back emphasised somatic embryogenesis as a way of fast propagation. This quantity emphasizes tissue tradition of woodland timber. All of those parts, we suppose, are step forward components during which major development is anticipated within the following couple of years.

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A Year from Monday: New Lectures and Writings by John Cage

By John Cage

Comprises lectures, essays, diaries and different writings, together with "How to enhance the realm (You Will simply Make concerns Worse)" and "Juilliard Lecture."

"This e-book is so wealthy in principles appropriate to every kind of inventive, philosophical, and social endeavors, that I doubt if any open-minded and clever individual wouldn't be challenged [by] this compendium of provocative aphorisms, highbrow absurdities, and formulations so unique they'll potentially make feel to a couple, nonsense to others"--Richard Kostelanetz, Denver Quarterly

"Our first and top all-American dadaist... and his prose sort is the best seeing that Gertrude Stein."-- The Kirkus Reviews

"A yr from Monday is a mosaic whose half and whose complete are a similar thing...and you had larger no longer leave out either the wooded area and the timber; and also you greater now not fear approximately combined metaphor alongside the way." --Martin final, WBAI - FM, ny City

"Cage's writings doesn't let us know what to imagine up to it makes us imagine I a specific way... cage demonstrates in an unpretentious, sophisticated advert forceful method the profound non secular foundation of avante-garde art."--American student

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