Classrooms In The Crossfire

Author by : Robert M. O'Neil
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Publisher by : Indiana University Press
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Description : Discusses the legal issues and social implications of the clash between First Amendment rights and community standards in the public schools


Creation In The Crossfire

Author by : Robert Hawes
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : "The heavens declare the glory of God"... and spark no small controversy among men. Christians have long debated certain aspects of the Genesis creation account, but in the modern era this discussion has turned especially strident, with some arguing that scientific understandings of the age of the earth and the manner of creation are fundamentally incompatible with the testimony of scripture. This is nothing less than a matter of man's word versus God's Word, we're told. Anything apart from a young-earth interpretation of Genesis is seen as a denial of the authority of scripture and an attack on the very foundation of the gospel itself. Creation in the Crossfire: A Study of the Genesis Debate in the Church examines the science/faith controversy in light of the most common arguments used to advance what might be thought of as "Young-Earth Onlyism" in the evangelical church. Topics examined here include: The creation debate and the matter of biblical authority. The creation views of ancient Jewish and Christian writers. How God communicates with man. The reliability of man's intellect and the value of his opinions. The impact of the creation debate on believers and evangelistic efforts. Textual clues suggesting that the Genesis creation account is deeper than it may at first appear to be. The nature of the "days" of Genesis 1. Misconceptions of the pre-Fall world. Animal death before the Fall of Man. The nature and extent of the Genesis 3 curse on the earth. Surprising theological implications of young-earth interpretations. The overall plan and often counterintuitive dealings of God in creation. The coming restoration of creation. The Fall of Satan and the possible role of angels in creation. Mysteries of the Genesis genealogies. Controversies surrounding the creation of man. Recent "mytho-history" and otherwise figurative interpretations of Genesis. The global v regional flood controversy. What Jesus believed about the age of the earth. Scientific evidences for an old cosmos. Written by a former young-earth creationist, Creation in the Crossfire takes aim at the Genesis debate in the spirit of "Come, let us reason together," and with an emphasis on presenting plausible alternative interpretations of the biblical text for those who may only be familiar with young-earth materials. It is the author's hope that believers will find the discussions presented here both informative and edifying, and that leaders in the church will take steps to dial back the unnecessarily inflammatory and divisive rhetoric that so often surrounds the first book of the Bible.


Theological Crossfire

Author by : Clark H. Pinnock
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Publisher by : Wipf and Stock Publishers
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Description : This book is a plea for a constructive liberal/conservative dialogue by demonstrating what such an exchange could be like. Assuming that liberal and conservative Christians are abysmally ignorant about each other, that each has a great deal to learn from the other, and that dialogue between the two will strengthen them individually, Clark Pinnock concludes that the renewed vitality of Christianity in today's world hinges in an important way on whether a genuine conservative/liberal dialogue comes into being.


Caught In The Crossfire

Author by : Thomas David Mason
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Publisher by : Rowman & Littlefield
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Description : The puzzle of revolution in the Third World -- Theories of revolution : the evolution of the field -- Dependent development and the crisis of rural stability -- Mobilizing peasant social movements -- The response of the state : reform or repression? -- State repression and the escalation of revolutionary violence -- Win, lose, or draw : how civil wars end -- Reform, repression, and revolution in El Salvador -- Peruvian land reform the rise of Sendero Luminoso -- The future of revolutions in the countryside : globalization, democratization, and peacekeeping.


Insurgent Crossfire

Author by : Subir Bhaumik
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Publisher by : Lancer Publishers
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Caught In The Crossfire

Author by : Lawrence Grossberg
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Caught in the Crossfire reveals how the United States has been gradually changing from a society that celebrates childhood into one that is hostile to and afraid of its own children. Today kids are often seen as a threat to our social and moral values. In schools, some behavior is criminalized, and growing numbers of kids find themselves in penal and psychiatric confinement. This breakdown is often too readily attributed to bad parenting, the crisis of the family, or the greed of capitalism. Grossberg offers a new and original understanding of the changes transforming contemporary America, and of the choices Americans face about their future. He documents the relations between economic ideologies and economic realities and explores what is going on in the "culture wars" as well as on the Internet and other new media. Caught in the Crossfire argues that all of these changes and tn struggles, including those involving the state of kids, only make sense as integral parts of a larger transformation to define America's uniqueness and to develop its own sense of modern culture. Part of the Cultural Politics and the Promise of Democracy Series.


Robert Ryan

Author by : Franklin Jarlett
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Publisher by : McFarland
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Description : This first in-depth Ryan work has two parts: The biographical provides behind-the-scenes information and never-before-published interviews with Ryan's children. The reference part contains a filmography (70+ films: plot lines, themes, technical aspects, casts, credits, criticism), and a listing of stage appearances, television performances, narrations, guest appearances, recordings and videocassettes.


Crossfire

Author by : Jim Marrs
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Publisher by : Hachette UK
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Description : The explosive search for the truth about who killed JFK, "the final word until 2039-when government files on the case can be unlocked." (Kirkus) Will we ever know the truth about the Kennedy assassination? In Crossfire, Jim Marrs demonstrates that the facts are all there-they just need to be pieced together. Offering a wealth of evidence, including rare photos, documents, and interviews, Marrs, a veteran Texas journalist, reveals the telltale signs of the conspiracy: early government manipulation of the famous Zapruder film, falsification of evidence, the intimidation of witnesses after the assassination, the theft of Oswald's identity during the countdown to the tragedy, and much more. Meticulously researched and brimming with new information, Crossfire is sure to remain the most comprehensive account of this epochal American crime.


The Cost

Author by : Maria Bartiromo
Languange : en
Publisher by : Simon and Schuster
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Description : The world needs a strong America, and America needs an economic revival after the Coronavirus season of shutdowns. Can the playbook that resulted in the greatest job market in history put Americans back to work? From the first moments of his presidency, Donald J. Trump put US economic revival at the top of his agenda. Cutting red tape and slashing business tax rates made companies eager to locate in America again. A surge in corporate investment led to record numbers of US job openings. But there was also another force at work at the start of the Trump era, and it’s impossible to provide a fair accounting of Trump’s governance without noting the unique obstacles he’s faced. The President’s critics styled themselves “The Resistance,” as if they were confronting a tyrant at the head of an invading army rather than their duly elected President. Much of the media establishment regularly—and wrongly—accused him of betraying the country. Most disturbing was the resistance movement inside government, formed even before the 2016 election, which unleashed unprecedented surveillance against Donald Trump. The political and media warfare has never ended. Just as an impeachment case collapsed in the Senate earlier this year, the world was beginning to realize how large a threat the Chinese communist government had become—and what it had been hiding in Wuhan. The destruction caused by the coronavirus is the latest and greatest test for the Trump prosperity agenda. Once again the health and wealth of the world depend on US leadership for economic revival. This is the story of the man US voters chose to lead in 2016 and will soon consider to lead again.


In The Crossfire

Author by : John P. Spencer
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Publisher by : University of Pennsylvania Press
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Description : As media reports declare crisis after crisis in public education, Americans find themselves hotly debating educational inequalities that seem to violate their nation's ideals. Why does success in school track so closely with race and socioeconomic status? How to end these apparent achievement gaps? In the Crossfire brings historical perspective to these debates by tracing the life and work of Marcus Foster, an African American educator who struggled to reform urban schools in the 1960s and early 1970s. As a teacher, principal, and superintendent—first in his native Philadelphia and eventually in Oakland, California—Foster made success stories of urban schools and children whom others had dismissed as hopeless, only to be assassinated in 1973 by the previously unknown Symbionese Liberation Army in a bizarre protest against an allegedly racist school system. Foster's story encapsulates larger social changes in the decades after World War II: the great black migration from South to North, the civil rights movement, the decline of American cities, and the ever-increasing emphasis on education as a ticket to success. Well before the accountability agenda of the No Child Left Behind Act or the rise of charter schools, Americans came into sharp conflict over urban educational failure, with some blaming the schools and others pointing to conditions in homes and neighborhoods. By focusing on an educator who worked in the trenches and had a reputation for bridging divisions, In the Crossfire sheds new light on the continuing ideological debates over race, poverty, and achievement. Foster charted a course between the extremes of demanding too little and expecting too much of schools as agents of opportunity in America. He called for accountability not only from educators but also from families, taxpayers, and political and economic institutions. His effort to mobilize multiple constituencies was a key to his success—and a lesson for educators and policymakers who would take aim at achievement gaps without addressing the full range of school and nonschool factors that create them.


Judge Jury And Executioner

Author by : Anonim
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Publisher by : Human Rights Watch
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In The Crossfire Of The Klans

Author by : Buddy Blanche
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Publisher by : Lulu Press, Inc
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Description : Beatings, burnings, bombings, and murder became the song of the South during the desegregation era of the 1960s. Patriotism turned to terrorism to resist the inevitable changes brought about by the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The Klan was in his home, the FBI was at his door, and he was cornered with no way out. By Michelle Abramson, editor and friend This is a coming-of-age story with a twist. From earliest childhood to young adulthood, Buddy leads us through the society that was the Deep South in the tumultuous years preceding and immediately following the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Buddy’s parents were poor and moved frequently. He and his siblings introduce us to a world that seems much further in our collective past than it really is. This is a world of tight relationships between individuals of both races, but also a society where antipathy and bigotry pervade every aspect of life.


In The Crossfire

Author by : Ngo Van
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Publisher by : AK Press
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Description : A stunning autobiographical account of the fight for freedom in Ho Chi Min's Vietnam.


Living In The Crossfire

Author by : Maria Alves
Languange : en
Publisher by : Temple University Press
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Description : Communities organizing to end Brazil's urban war on drugs


Caught In The Crossfire

Author by : Saleema Bashir Waraich
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Crossfire

Author by : Roberta Johnson
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Publisher by : University Press of Kentucky
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Description : The marriage of philosophy and fiction in the first third of Spain's twentieth century was a fertile one. It produced some truly notable offspring -- novels that cross genre boundaries to find innovative forms, and treatises that fuse literature and philosophy in new ways. In her illuminating interdisciplinary study of Spanish fiction of the "Silver Age," Roberta Johnson places this important body of Spanish literature in context through a synthesis of social, literary, and philosophical history. Her examination of the work of Miguel de Unamuno, Pio Baroja, Azorin, Ramon Perez de Ayala, Juan Ramon Jimenez, Gabriel Miro, Pedro Salinas, Rosa Chacel, and Benjamin Jarnes brings to light philosophical frictions and debates and opens new interpersonal and intertextual perspectives on many of the period's most canonical novels. Johnson reformulates the traditional discussion of generations and "isms" by viewing the period as an intergenerational complex in which writers with similar philosophical and personal interests constituted dynamic groupings that interacted and constantly defined and redefined one another. Current narratological theories, including those of Todorov, Genette, Bakhtin, and Martinez Bonati, assist in teasing out the intertextual maneuvers and philosophical conflicts embedded in the novels of the period, while the sociological and biographical material bridges the philosophical and literary analyses. The result, solidly grounded in original archival research, is a convincingly complete picture of Spain's intellectual world in the first thirty years of this century. Crossfire should revolutionize thinking about the Generation of '98 and the Generation of '14 by identifying the heterogeneous philosophical sources of each and the writers' reactions to them in fiction.


Crisis And Crossfire

Author by : Peter L. Hahn
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Publisher by : Potomac Books, Inc.
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Description : Although it seems almost incredible today, the United States had relatively little interest in the Middle East before 1945. But the dynamics and outcome of World War II elevated the importance of the Middle East in the American mind, and the United States has viewed the region with vital interest to its security and economy ever since. The projection of American power into the region has had consequences that have forever changed the United States and the Middle East, with the rise of al Qaeda and the turbulent occupation of Iraq being the latest examples. Crisis and Crossfire surveys and analyzes the broad contours of U.S. involvement in the region. It probes the reasons why the United States implemented various policies and assesses the wisdom of American leaders as they accepted greater responsibilities for preserving stability and security in the Middle East. Major themes include U.S.-Middle East policy in the context of the Cold War, the rise of Arab and Iranian nationalism, decolonization, the U.S. approach to the Arab-Israeli conflict, the politics of Western dependence on Middle Eastern oil, and America's military interventions, particularly its two wars against Iraq. This book's concise narrative and selection of primary-source documents make it an ideal introduction to U.S.-Middle East relations for students and for anyone with an interest in understanding the history behind today's events.


Caught In The Crossfire

Author by : Russell Findlay
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Publisher by : Birlinn
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Description : Scotland's deadliest gang war of a generation - the Daniel family versus the Lyons - was sparked by a cocaine theft from a house party which unleashed a decade of murderous violence. Devastation ensued... beatings, slashings, abductions and torture. Homes were firebombed while children slept; witnesses were forced into protection and families ripped apart. Michael Lyons, 21, was slaughtered with British Army guns in a triple shooting at a north Glasgow garage. Daniel enforcer Kevin 'Gerbil' Carroll, 29, had 13 shots pumped into him outside an Asda supermarket. The desecration of the grave of eight-year-old cancer victim Garry Lyons marked a sickening low. Caught in the crossfire were brave residents of Milton, Glasgow, who opposed their community centre being used as a taxpayer-funded gang hut by the Lyons. Against the odds, they won their six-year battle which exposed a murky nexus between police officers, politicians and the underworld. This is the explosive story of how the Daniel-Lyons feud engulfed a community and spread from the mean streets into the corridors of power.


Art In The Crossfire

Author by : Abdul Shokoor Khusrawy
Languange : en
Publisher by : Xlibris Corporation
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Description : Abdul Shokoor Khusrawy developed a passion for art at age seven while recovering from a broken femur bone in his right leg, which was in a cast for more than two years in Kabul, Afghanistan. He discovered that he was not going to fully recover and walk normally, and he was diagnosed and declared as a disabled person for the rest of his life. Shokoor at the age of seven was supposed to enroll in first grade, but instead he was in and out of the hospitals for two years. He eventually got a little better and entered school at the age of nine, but not without first going through repeated rejections because of his age. Shokoor was about to graduate from high school when Afghanistan was invaded by the USSR. The atrocities of the brutal invasion of the USSR led to a massive refugee influx and mass murder of Afghan civilians. Soon, Afghanistan turned into a battle zone, marked as the darkest chapter of the Afghan recent history. The United Nations and the NATO got involved in bringing peace to Afghanistan; but after decades of trying they eventually realized that the Afghans oppose any sort of foreign interference, fighting the puppet government of Afghanistan and the NATO forces simultaneously. Millions have lost their lives; cities and villages are in ruins. Fear, anxiety, financial hardships, health crises, and chaos continue to threaten the lives of Afghans. Shokoor, as a young yet vulnerable young man, has developed a passion for painting while witnessing these horrors, and he started to draw and paint these events, many images of which are very disturbing. While the war was going on, most schools around the capital city of Kabul were open on and off and were sometimes hit by bullets and rockets. Yet students continued to go to school, risking their lives by being only a bullet away from being killed. Shokoor was among them. He eventually graduated and was enrolled to Kabul University, where every student was living their lives day by day, not knowing whether or not they would make it to school the next day. Shokoor was interested in marrying someone whom he loved, but he was going through financial hardship and had to finish school. He found a job working after school at a construction site to cover his expenses, buy art supplies, and bring food to the table for his new bride who was a housemaker without any educational background. Once, while Shokoor was digging at the base of a building, one of his coworkers accidentally hit Shokoor in the side with a pick mattock, which punctured his kidney. He was taken to a hospital while he was unconscious. He had to stay home for a while to recover while going through financial hardship. However, the newlywed was happy to be alive. War was intensifying around Kabul, and Shokoor as a new graduate had just gotten a new job at the National Gallery and later on at Kabul Museum, not knowing that he was going to be stuck for a week inside the museum while the militants were fighting each other right outside the museum at Darul-Aman, Kabul. A week later Shokoor managed to get home, and he was happy to see his wife. Soon they packed and left their beloved home and sought refuge in the neighboring country of Pakistan, only to find out that they were going to be further devastated. They later return to Kabul hoping to rebuild their shattered lives, not knowing that they were returning to the ruined city where his wife would die during childbirth. Shokoor saw no other choice but to endure, persevere, and stay alive. He left Afghanistan and came to America for safety and a better life, away from fear and wars. Shokoor is one of the luckiest people to get out of a war zone and come to America, where he had hopes and dreams of establishing a new life and make a difference in people’s lives through his art and story. His art exhibition in the US had received great awards and recognitions. Some of his paintings were displayed at the Museum of the Sun City in Arizona. Next, Shokoor wanted to open an art gallery and an art class; he wanted to teach others about art in order to build bridges and bring people together. After a long journey, Shokoor and his five children finally settled in America. They hope to become productive contributors to their community.


The Origin Of Copyright

Author by : Wenwei Guan
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Contemporary copyright was born in a heroic era of human history when technologies facilitated idea dissemination through the book trade reaching out mass readership. This book provides insights on the copyright evolution and how proprietary individual expression’s copyright protection forms an integral part of our knowing in being, driven by the advances of technology through the proliferating trading frameworks. The book captures what is central in the process of copyright evolution which is an "onto-epistemological offset". It goes on to explain that copyright’s protection of knowing in originality’s delineation of expression and fair use/dealing’s legitimization of unauthorized use and being are not isolatable, but rather mutually implicated. While the classic strict determinism has been subject to an onto-epistemological challenge, the book looks at the proliferation of global trade and advent of information technology and how they show us the beauty and possibility of intra-dependence between copyright authorship, entrepreneurship, and readership, which calls for a fresh copyright onto-epistemology. Building on its onto-epistemological critiques on the stakeholder, force, and mechanism of copyright evolution, the book helps readers understand why, not only copyright, but also law in general, and justice too, need to be onto-epistemologically balanced, as this is categorically imperative for being, the fundamental law of nature.


Crossfire Education

Author by : William Amos Jordan
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Publisher by : University Press of America
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Description : This book discusses public education reform in the United States. The author focuses on the relationship between education and a dynamic culture. He proposes three metaphors which reveal the cultural breaks in the educational system. The metaphors are: mind as muscle, mind as machine, and mind as a technological system. Jordan also provides a matrix in order to analyze education's relation to culture and societal changes. Through his probing discussion, the author poses questions designed to make the reader think intuitively. He presents solutions, but claims that 'real solutions' must come from the people in the community. This work is a look at educational theory that calls for a revolution in our system. Jordan's enlightening work furnishes a fresh and positive look at what we can do about education, culture, and society.


Creation Research Society Quarterly

Author by : Creation Research Society
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Crossfire

Author by : Nancy Kress
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Publisher by : Macmillan
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Description : In the early nineties, Nancy Kress took the SF world by storm with her multiple award-winning novella, "Beggars in Spain," which became the basis for her extremely successful Sleepless Trilogy (comprising Beggars in Spain, Beggars and Choosers, and Beggars Ride). Since then she has written more than a dozen novels, most recently the well-received Probability Trilogy, which Booklist praised saying "Kress's characterizations are as sound as ever, but many will be agreeably surprised at her proficiency with military hardware and action scenes. Very impressive."And Kirkus, in a starred review, simply raved: "Kress's always excellent characters wrestle with a splendid array of puzzles and problems, human, alien, and scientific: another resounding success for this talented sure-footed writer." Now comes a brand-new science fiction epic: Crossfire Crossfire is the story of a human colony settling on a distant planet, a colony formed by Jake Holman-- a man trying to escape a dark past. But as this diverse group of thousands comes to terms with their new lives on a new world, they make a startling discovery: primitive humanoid aliens. There are only a few isolated villages, and the evidence seems to indicate the aliens aren't native to the planet-even though they live in thatched huts and possess only primitive tools. When the humans finally learn the truth, they find themselves caught up in an interstellar war. In the end, this handful of human colonists will have to choose sides in the struggle. A lot is riding on their decision--not just the fate of their new home, but the fate of all humanity. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.


Half Life 2 Mods For Dummies

Author by : Erik Guilfoyle
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Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Crossfire

Author by : Dick Francis
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Publisher by : Penguin
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Description : Shell-shocked after losing a foot during his tour in Afghanistan, Captain Tom Forsyth returns to his estranged mother's house. His mother has always put horses first and family last. But now she's being blackmailed for a hefty sum every week and being forced to make her horses lose. Using the skills he honed in the military, Tom sets out to find and defeat a hidden enemy before his mother's reputation is ruined, and he ends up back in the crossfire.


Crossfire

Author by : Jeanette Windle
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Publisher by : Kregel Publications
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Description : Explosive fiction of a young woman whose marriage into a prominent South American family draws her deep into a world filled with danger, intrigue, and confrontation with the U.S. DEA. Guaranteed fiction!


Crossfire

Author by : Andrea Domanski
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Publisher by : Andrea Domanski
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Description : Birthdays suck! For her eighteenth, Mirissa Colson receives a package from the mother who abandoned her over a decade ago. The family secret it reveals transforms her life from trying on prom dresses to battling an ancient race of demons. Thanks, Mom. Her nineteenth brings forth an even more treacherous foe—one maniacal demi-god bent on ruling the world. So much for dating. Thankfully, the years of martial arts and sharpshooter training her ex-Navy SEAL dad put her through gives her the perfect skill-set to build upon. When she’s called on to save the world—literally—Mirissa finds she has a lot more in her arsenal than just a mean roundhouse kick. Learning to use her burgeoning powers while her friends and family come under attack is only the first step. Stopping a demi-god from ascending to his self-appointed throne is the real challenge. But when she’s hurled into a world teeming with preternatural beings, Mirissa finds herself outmatched and outgunned.


The American Jewish Story Through Cinema

Author by : Eric A. Goldman
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Publisher by : University of Texas Press
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Description : Like the haggadah, the traditional “telling” of the story of the Israelites’ exodus from Egypt that is read at the Passover seder, cinema offers a valuable text from which to gain an understanding of the social, political, and cultural realities of Jews in America. In an industry strongly influenced by Jewish filmmakers who made and continue to make the decisions as to which films are produced, the complex and evolving nature of the American Jewish condition has had considerable impact on American cinema and, in particular, on how Jews are reflected on the screen. This groundbreaking study analyzes select mainstream films from the beginning of the sound era to today to provide an understanding of the American Jewish experience over the last century. In the first half of the twentieth century, Hollywood’s movie moguls, most of whom were Jewish, shied away from asserting a Jewish image on the screen for fear that they might be too closely identified with that representation. Over the next two decades, Jewish moviemakers became more comfortable with the concept of a Jewish hero and with an overpowered, yet heroic, Israel. In time, the Holocaust assumed center stage as the single event with the greatest effect on American Jewish identity. Recently, as American Jewish screenwriters, directors, and producers have become increasingly comfortable with their heritage, we are seeing an unprecedented number of movies that spotlight Jewish protagonists, experiences, and challenges.


Caught In Crossfire

Author by : Ed Cairns
Languange : en
Publisher by : Syracuse University Press
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Women In The Crossfire

Author by : Robert Paul Churchill
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Publisher by : Oxford University Press
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Description : Every year, thousands of girls and women die at the hands of blood relatives. These victims are accused of committing honor violations that bring shame upon their families: such 'transgressions' range from walking with a boy in their neighborhood to seeking to marry a man of their own choosing, to being a victim of rape. Women in the Crossfire presents a thorough examination of honor killing, an ages-old social practice through which women are trapped and subjected to terror and deadly violence as consequences of the evolution of dysfunctional patriarchal structures and competition among men for domination. To understand the practice of honor killing, its root causes, and possibilities for protection and prevention, Robert Paul Churchill considers the issues from a variety of perspectives: epistemic, anthropological, sociological, cultural, ethical, historical, and psychological. He makes use of original research by analyzing a database of honor killing cases, published here for the first time. Specifically, Women in the Crossfire addresses the salient traits and trends present in honor killing incidents and examines how honor is understood in socio-cultural contexts where these killings occur. The book aims to illuminate causal pathways that combine to produce the tragedy of honor killing. Socialization within honor-shame cultures, factors such as gender construction, child-rearing practices, and adverse experiences prime boys and men to take roles as one-day killers of sisters, daughters, and wives in the name of honor. The book further relies on theories of cultural evolution to explain how honor killing was an adaptation to specific ecological challenges and co-evolved with other patriarchic institutions. The ultimate aim of Women in the Crossfire is to convey promising methods of preventing future honor killings, and to protect girls and women from victimization.