Disturbing Argument

Disturbing Argument
Author: Catherine Palczewski
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 451
Release: 2015-01-30
ISBN: 131765286X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Disturbing Argument Book Excerpt:

This edited volume represents the best of the scholarship presented at the 18th National Communication Association/American Forensic Association Conference on Argumentation. This biennial conference brings together a lively group of argumentation scholars from a range of disciplinary approaches and a variety of countries. Disturbing Argument contains selected works that speak both to the disturbing prevalence of violence in the contemporary world and to the potential of argument itself, to disturb the very relations of power that enable that violence. Scholars’ essays analyze a range of argument forms, including body and visual argument, interpersonal and group argument, argument in electoral politics, public argument, argument in social protest, scientific and technical argument, and argument and debate pedagogy. Contributors study argument using a range of methodological approaches, from social scientifically informed studies of interpersonal, group, and political argument to humanistic examinations of argument theory, political discourse, and social protest, to creatively informed considerations of argument practices that truly disturb the boundaries of what we consider argument.

Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1886
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Astronomy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society Book Excerpt:

Sessional papers Inventory control record 1

Sessional papers  Inventory control record 1
Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1892
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Eighteenth Century British Literature and Postcolonial Studies

Eighteenth Century British Literature and Postcolonial Studies
Author: Suvir Kaul
Publsiher: Edinburgh University Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2009-02-25
ISBN: 0748634568
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Eighteenth Century British Literature and Postcolonial Studies Book Excerpt:

'This book convincingly challenges both the extremely short historical memory of most postcolonial work and the all-too-insularly English world still conjured by period specialists. Hogarthian whores and Grub Street hacks, coffee houses and fashionable pastimes, and the burgeoning of print culture all stand revealed as intimately bound to portents of plantation insurgency, agitation for abolition, and the vast fortunes produced by the labouring bodies of the poor, the colonized, and the enslaved. Eighteenth-century studies has never appeared in a more engaged and fascinating light.'Professor Donna Landry, University of KentIn this volume Suvir Kaul addresses the relations between literary culture, English commercial and colonial expansion, and the making of 'Great Britain' in the late seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. He argues that literary writing played a crucial role in generating the vocabulary of British nationalism, both in inter-national terms and in attempts to realign political and cultural relations between England, Scotland, and Ireland. The formal innovations and practices characteristic of eighteenth-century English literature were often responses to the worlds brought into view by travel writers, merchants, and colonists. Writers (even those suspicious of mercantile and colonial expansion) worked with a growing sense of a 'national literature' whose achievements would provide the cultural capital adequate to global imperial power, and would distinguish Great Britain for its twin success in 'arms and arts'. The book ranges from Davenant's theatre to Smollet's Roderick Random to Phillis Wheatley's poetry to trace the impact of empire on literary creativity.Key Features*An introduction to the impact of mercantilism and empire on the crafting of eighteenth-century British literature*Encourages students to examine the key formal innovations that define eighteenth-century British literary history as they were produced by writers who redefined

Ten Neglected Classics of Philosophy

Ten Neglected Classics of Philosophy
Author: Eric Schliesser
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2016-09-23
ISBN: 0199928916
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ten Neglected Classics of Philosophy Book Excerpt:

What makes for a philosophical classic? Why do some philosophical works persist over time, while others do not? The philosophical canon and diversity are topics of major debate today. This stimulating volume contains ten new essays by accomplished philosophers writing passionately about works in the history of philosophy that they feel were unjustly neglected or ignored-and why they deserve greater attention. The essays cover lesser known works by famous thinkers as well as works that were once famous but now only faintly remembered. Works examined include Gorgias' Encomium of Helen, Jane Adams' Women and Public Housekeeping, W.E.B. DuBois' Whither Now and Why, Edith Stein's On the Problem of Empathy, Jonathan Bennett's Rationality, and more. While each chapter is an expression of engagement with an individual work, the volume as a whole, and Eric Schliesser's introduction specifically, address timely questions about the nature of philosophy, disciplinary contours, and the vagaries of canon formation.

Black Reconstruction in America The Oxford W E B Du Bois

Black Reconstruction in America  The Oxford W  E  B  Du Bois
Author: W. E. B. Du Bois
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 672
Release: 2014-02-01
ISBN: 019938567X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Black Reconstruction in America The Oxford W E B Du Bois Book Excerpt:

W. E. B. Du Bois was a public intellectual, sociologist, and activist on behalf of the African American community. He profoundly shaped black political culture in the United States through his founding role in the NAACP, as well as internationally through the Pan-African movement. Du Bois's sociological and historical research on African-American communities and culture broke ground in many areas, including the history of the post-Civil War Reconstruction period. Du Bois was also a prolific author of novels, autobiographical accounts, innumerable editorials and journalistic pieces, and several works of history. Black Reconstruction in America tells and interprets the story of the twenty years of Reconstruction from the point of view of newly liberated African Americans. Though lambasted by critics at the time of its publication in 1935, Black Reconstruction has only grown in historical and literary importance. In the 1960s it joined the canon of the most influential revisionist historical works. Its greatest achievement is weaving a credible, lyrical historical narrative of the hostile and politically fraught years of 1860-1880 with a powerful critical analysis of the harmful effects of democracy, including Jim Crow laws and other injustices. With a series introduction by editor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and an introduction by David Levering Lewis, this edition is essential for anyone interested in African American history.

Radical Conversion

Radical Conversion
Author: Christopher M. Duncan
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2021-07-13
ISBN: 1725283905
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Radical Conversion Book Excerpt:

Radical Conversion utilizes both analytic and normative philosophic/theoretical frameworks to study the relationship between Christian-Catholic conceptualizations of politics, citizenship, faith, and religion as viewed through a quasi-theological lens. The work is situated in the context of the American liberal tradition and in conversation and debate with the public philosophy that attempts to sustain it and provide a rationale for its perpetuation. In a single sentence, the book’s thesis is that for America to fully realize its authentic and unique moral and political mission and secure it into the future, it will need to become both more Catholic and more catholic. Concordantly, that mission, properly understood, is nothing less than the recognition and protection of the idea of the sacredness of every individual human person and their right to flourish and realize the fullness of their particular vocation as a child of God.

Maurice Maeterlinck

Maurice Maeterlinck
Author: Macdonald Clark
Publsiher: London : G. Allen & Unwin
Total Pages: 303
Release: 1915
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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SHADOWBOXING

SHADOWBOXING
Author: Jorge A Barriere-Mendez
Publsiher: Page Publishing Inc
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2015-03-13
ISBN: 163417805X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

SHADOWBOXING Book Excerpt:

A short story collection conceived out of a life-long intuition: know FEAR, with all of its versions and manifestations, and one will know MAN. The collection is a dissertation of fears. It is ten years of accumulated story telling, in itself, a postulation that reflects the many changes in the life of a writer. Section One is the process that one particular man undertook to get to authenticity; an inner-dialogue about existence, dying, and love, only to find himself at the end, alone and facing his own image in a bathroom mirror. Section Two is a compilation of short stories about the daily-ness of fears and the many ways in which they creep into our lives, deciding and acting for us. Section Three is an adventure story, a change of pace, an imagined and new beginning for mankind. Or perhaps, not!

Predictable Pleasures

Predictable Pleasures
Author: Lauren A. Wynne
Publsiher: U of Nebraska Press
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2020-05-01
ISBN: 1496201310
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Predictable Pleasures Book Excerpt:

The pursuit of balance pervades everyday life in rural Yucatán, Mexico, from the delicate negotiations between a farmer and the neighbor who wants to buy his beans to the careful addition of sour orange juice to a rich plate of eggs fried in lard. Based on intensive fieldwork in one indigenous Yucatecan community, Predictable Pleasures explores the desire for balance in this region and the many ways it manifests in human interactions with food. As shifting social conditions, especially a decline in agriculture and a deepening reliance on regional tourism, transform the manners in which people work and eat, residents of this community grapple with new ways of surviving and finding pleasure. Lauren A. Wynne examines the convergence of food and balance through deep analysis of what locals describe as acts of care. Drawing together rich ethnographic data on how people produce, exchange, consume, and talk about food, this book posits food as an accessible, pleasurable, and deeply important means by which people in rural Yucatán make clear what matters to them, finding balance in a world that seems increasingly imbalanced. Unlike many studies of globalization that point to the dissolution of local social bonds and practices, Predictable Pleasures presents an array of enduring values and practices, tracing their longevity to the material constraints of life in rural Yucatán, the deep historical and cosmological significance of food in this region, and the stubborn nature of bodily habits and tastes.

Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia
Author: Jonathan Rigg
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2004-08-02
ISBN: 1134519516
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Southeast Asia Book Excerpt:

The growth economies of Southeast Asia are presented by the World Bank and others as exemplars of development - 'miracle' economies to be emulated. How did the region attain such status? Are the 'other' countries of Southeast Asia able to achieve such a rapid growth? This book charts the development of Southeast Asia, examining the economies of Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Burma alongside the established Asian market economies. Drawing on case studies from across the region, the author assesses poverty and ways in which the poor are identified and viewed. Process and change in the rural and urban 'worlds' are examined in detail, focusing on the strengthening rural-urban interaction as 'farmers' make a living in the urban-industrial sector and factories relocate into agricultural areas. Giving prominence to indigenous notions of development, based on Buddhism, Islam and the so-called 'Asian Way', the author critically assesses the conceptual foundations of development, ideas of post-developmentalism, and the 'miracle' thesis. In the light of the experience of one of the most vibrant regions in the world, the book places emphasis on the process of modernization within wider debates of development and challenges the notion that development has been a mirage for many and a tragedy for some.

The Self determination of Minorities in International Politics

The Self determination of Minorities in International Politics
Author: Alexis Heraclides
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 291
Release: 2012-11-12
ISBN: 1136290265
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Self determination of Minorities in International Politics Book Excerpt:

Published in 1991, The Self-determination of Minorities in International Politics is a valuable contribution to the field of Politics.

Custer s Conqueror

Custer s Conqueror
Author: William J. Bordeaux
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2010-04-09
ISBN: 145006552X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Custer s Conqueror Book Excerpt:

William J. Bordeaux was a bona-fide member of the Brule band of the Sioux tribe. His grandfather James Bordeaux was one of the early French fur traders who bravely carried on his trade and barter with the Sioux when the virgin prairies of the west were still an open frontier. A lineal descendent of Red Cormorant Woman (Húntkálutawin), his grandmother, he was well versed in his mother tongue. Being proficient in several dialects of the native language, he was able to converse with sage and grizzled old warriors and thus obtain information impossible for a white man to learn. His close union with his own tribe and daily conversations with them is an assurance that no doubtful, or transcribed evidence, will appear on these pages. In Bordeaux’s search for material for a history of his people, he spent considerable time traveling and talking to the oldest Indians on the different Sioux Indian Reservations. Through his research he stored up and accumulated a wealth of stories and legends, with awe inspiring fables and facts that would be valuable to story writers. These fragmentary myths and authentic facts connected with his people would have been lost without these writings. In his travels for the purpose of obtaining datum relative to the hostile activities by the different war chiefs, he found one warrior that stood out alone, excelling all other Sioux war braves, as to courage, and cunning, “Crazy Horse,” an Oglála Sioux.

The Little Book of Dream Symbols

The Little Book of Dream Symbols
Author: Jacqueline Towers
Publsiher: Hampton Roads Publishing
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2017-02-01
ISBN: 1612833705
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Little Book of Dream Symbols Book Excerpt:

Did you know that a dream about a blanket can either be a warning to guard your investments or a sign that you can expect financial gain—depending on the context? Or that a dream about lightening generally precedes good luck? From the time Jacob dreamt of a ladder to heaven, through the era of Freud and Jung, right up to the findings of the latest sleep research, the wise have believed that dreams hold important secrets. In this A–Z dictionary of dream symbols, a psychic counselor applies both traditional and scientific approaches to provide a handy key to what your dreams are saying. From anchor to zebra, all dream symbols are analyzed, showing how they bring us messages, reveal our hidden wishes and mental states, and even foretell our future. Readers everywhere will use this little book to learn what their subconscious is trying to communicate. Examples of dreams and their meanings: Alligator: Treachery and secret enemies are about Garlic: You are on the way up and will achieve wealth Snakes: Forthcoming problems and deceit Vermin: Petty irritations Cancer: A long life, if you don’t overdo it! Parking: Time to wind down a relationship This little dictionary is an ideal reference for your nightstand. When you wake from sleep, quickly refer to this book and discover the meaning of your dreams.

Three Kings

Three Kings
Author: Lloyd Gardner
Publsiher: New Press, The
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2009-11-10
ISBN: 1595585338
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Three Kings Book Excerpt:

As American policy makers ponder a strategy for withdrawal from Iraq, one of our preeminent diplomatic historians uncovers the largely hidden story of how the United States got into the Middle East in the first place. A breathtaking recovery of decisions taken, brazen motives, and backroom dealings, Three Kings is the first history of America’s efforts to supplant the British empire in the Middle East, during and following World War II. From F.D.R. to L.B.J.,this is the story of America’s scramble for political influence, oil concessions, and a new military presence based on airpower and generous American aid to shaky regimes in Saudi Arabia, Iran, Egypt, and Iraq. Marshaling new and revelatory evidence from the archives, Gardner deftly weaves together three decades of U.S. moves in the region, chronicling the early efforts to support and influence the Saudi regime (including the creation of Dhahran air base, the target of Osama bin Laden’s first terrorist attack in 1996), the CIA-engineered coup in Iran, Nasser’s Egypt, and, finally, the rise of Iraq as a major petroleum power. Here, the tangled threads of oil, U.S. military might, Western commercial interests, and especially the Israel-Palestine question are visible from the very beginning of “The American Century”—a history with frightening relevance for the distant prospect of peace and stability in the region today.

Simply Dreams

Simply Dreams
Author: Jacqueline Towers
Publsiher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
Total Pages: 158
Release: 2005
ISBN: 9781402722783
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Simply Dreams Book Excerpt:

This A-Z guide to dream interpretation presents the meanings of common and unusual symbols, from angels to zebras.

Theoretical Astronomy Relating to the Motions of the Heavenly Bodies

Theoretical Astronomy Relating to the Motions of the Heavenly Bodies
Author: James Craig Watson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 662
Release: 1868
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Orbits
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Theoretical Astronomy Relating to the Motions of the Heavenly Bodies Book Excerpt:

Theoretical Astronomy etc

Theoretical Astronomy  etc
Author: James C. WATSON (Astronomer)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1868
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Hansard s Parliamentary Debates

Hansard s Parliamentary Debates
Author: Great Britain. Parliament
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1887
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Great Britain
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hansard s Parliamentary Debates Book Excerpt:

The Parliamentary Debates

The Parliamentary Debates
Author: Great Britain. Parliament
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1887
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Great Britain
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Parliamentary Debates Book Excerpt: