Primal Bonds

Primal Bonds
Author: Nikki Jefford
Publsiher: Nikki Jefford
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-09-10
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Primal Bonds Book Excerpt:

Language, custom, and ancestry forge seemingly impassable barriers between a woman and a bear shifter, but words cannot stand in the way when it comes to the language of the heart. Autumn’s settlement is still reeling in the wake of the werewolves’ reign. If they are to protect themselves from future attacks, they will need help from their new bear guardians. The villagers are eager to give the bear shifters a reason to stay, especially after learning there are single males in the tribe interested in human wives. But before any of the bear shifters can court the village women, they must first wait for their chief to claim a mate. Kohana saved Autumn from a vicious werewolf attack. When he offers to claim her as his mate, she is baffled. She’s a human widow with two unruly boys. The mysterious and majestic indigenous bear shifter is chief of his tribe and the most gorgeous man she’s ever seen. Surely he wants a young bride with her maidenhood intact. The tribe’s translator assures Autumn that she is the only female Kohana wants. He has witnessed her strength and position as a leader within her village. She has birthed two strong sons and looks out for her people. After a passionless marriage, will Autumn make peace with the past and give in to her desires? This novella follows immediately after Animal Attraction, Wolf Hollow Shifters, book 5. Best enjoyed after reading Animal Attraction. Print version of Primal Bonds included in the beautiful Animal Attraction paperback.

Primal Bonds

Primal Bonds
Author: Jennifer Ashley
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2011-03-01
ISBN: 1101477466
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Primal Bonds Book Excerpt:

Collared and controlled, Shifters are outcast from humanity. But waiting within are passions that no collar can contain in this novel in the New York Times bestselling Shifters Unbound series. When a female Shifter comes to town seeking refuge, feline Shifter Sean Morrissey claims the new arrival, expecting a submissive little she-wolf. Instead, he finds a beautiful woman who looks him straight in the eye without fear, stirring the mating frenzy within him. As a half-Fae, half-Shifter, Andrea Gray is used to looking out for herself. But in order to relocate to a new Shiftertown and escape an unwanted mate claim, Andrea must accept a new mate. A Guardian seems as good a candidate as any, but Andrea’s intense attraction to Sean is something she never expected—and a perilous complication for a woman with a troubled past.

The Breaking of Bonds

The Breaking of Bonds
Author: Alina Popescu
Publsiher: Alina Popescu
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2018-05-20
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Breaking of Bonds Book Excerpt:

As vampires fight over vengeance and freedom, a new breed of predator emerges A human sacrifice throws vampires of two worlds, trueborn and baseborn, into an escalating conflict. The trueborns stubbornly hunt for vengeance, pushed by Hesrah’s desire to avenge her human best friend, Alexa. The baseborns hesitate between rallying to those challenging Ankhsis’s rule and obeying the trueborns. As turmoil rocking vampire worlds surges, something emerges from the portal between Earth and Ankhsis. Neither human nor vampire, this new being will either damn them all or be their race’s most powerful weapon. Ankhsis is faced with a dire decision: embrace this new predator or put it down. In the end, who is guilty? Who will pay? Will anyone survive its wrath? The Breaking of Bonds is the second book in the gritty urban fantasy series Bad Blood. If you like vampires with a twist, gripping characters, and fast-paced adventure, then you will love Alina Popescu’s second part of this edge-of-your-seat story. Buy The Breaking of Bonds now to return to this innovative and enthralling vampire world.

Christian Mission in the Twentieth Century

Christian Mission in the Twentieth Century
Author: Timothy Yates
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 296
Release: 1996-04-26
ISBN: 9780521565073
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Christian Mission in the Twentieth Century Book Excerpt:

Presents a historical overview of the main developments in the theory and practice of Christian mission in the twentieth century.

Shadow Walker

Shadow Walker
Author: Allyson James,Jennifer Ashley
Publsiher: Jennifer Ashley
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2022-05-11
ISBN: 1951041844
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shadow Walker Book Excerpt:

The world falls from beneath me—literally—one winter night when I’m racing down the road on my beloved motorcycle. I tumble into a huge sinkhole, followed by the sheriff, who’s doggedly chasing me. I find myself in a cavern covered with evil petroglyphs that are intent on killing me ... From that harrowing situation I go to another even more dire: A hotel inspector who seems bent on putting me out of business. Add to this, my evil little sister has surfaced to tangle with me, and now Mick, my dragon boyfriend, is acting mysterious and scary. Only the magic mirror, my interfering grandmother, and my new cook seem to know what’s going on, all of them telling me that Mick has been touched by shadows. I have to figure out what that means and wrest him free of dark forces before the Dragon Council stick their smoldering noses in and a new witch in town destroys everything I love.

Rethinking Pluralism

Rethinking Pluralism
Author: Adam B. Seligman,Robert P. Weller
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2012-09-06
ISBN: 0199915261
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rethinking Pluralism Book Excerpt:

'Rethinking Pluralism' suggests a new approach to the problem of ambiguity and social order, which goes beyond the default modern position of 'notation' (resort to rules and categories to disambiguate). The book argues that alternative, more particularistic modes of dealing with ambiguity through ritual and shared experience better attune to contemporary problems of living with difference.

Rise of a Folk God

Rise of a Folk God
Author: Ramchandra Chintaman Dhere,Rāmacandra Cintāmaṇa Ḍhere
Publsiher: OUP USA
Total Pages: 372
Release: 2011-10-10
ISBN: 0199777594
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rise of a Folk God Book Excerpt:

Vitthal, also called Vithoba, is the most popular god in the western Indian state of Maharashtra, and the best-known Hindu god of that region outside of India. This book by Ramchandra Chintaman Dhere is the foremost study of the history of Vitthal, his worship, and his worshippers.

The Romance of Arthur

The Romance of Arthur
Author: Norris J. Lacy,James J. Wilhelm
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 584
Release: 2015-07-17
ISBN: 131734183X
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Romance of Arthur Book Excerpt:

The Romance of Arthur, James J. Wilhelm’s classic anthology of Arthurian literature, is an essential text for students of the medieval Romance tradition. This fully updated third edition presents a comprehensive reader, mapping the course of Arthurian literature, and is expanded to cover: key authors such as Chrétien de Troyes and Thomas of Britain, as well as Arthurian texts by women and more obscure sources for Arthurian romance extensive coverage of key themes and characters in the tradition a wide geographical range of texts including translations from Latin, French, German, Spanish, Welsh, Middle English, and Italian sources a broad chronological range of texts, encompassing nearly a thousand years of Arthurian romance. Norris J. Lacy builds on the book’s source material, presenting readers with a clear introduction to many accessible modern-spelling versions of Arthurian texts. The extracts are presented in a new reader-friendly format with detailed suggestions for further reading and illustrations of key places, figures, and scenes. The Romance of Arthur provides an excellent introduction and an extensive resource for both students and scholars of Arthurian literature.

When Prayer Takes Place

When Prayer Takes Place
Author: J. Gerald Janzen
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 450
Release: 2012-11-06
ISBN: 1608993671
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

When Prayer Takes Place Book Excerpt:

Where in the world was Jesus when he prayed? Where is any one of us when we pray? Since we are embodied creatures, our prayer location can be mapped onto space-time coordinates. Since we are social creatures, our prayers are also situated within our social locations. But do these sets of coordinates exhaustively identify the place that prayer takes when truly entered into? Conversely, can either set totally prevent prayer from taking place there? These questions lie at the intersection of resolutely religious vis-a-vis resolutely secular understandings of existence. The studies in this volume explore dimensions of these issues traced in selected texts from both parts of the Christian Bible.

Earth Honoring Faith

Earth Honoring Faith
Author: Larry L. Rasmussen
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 475
Release: 2015-04-28
ISBN: 0190245743
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Earth Honoring Faith Book Excerpt:

Grand Winner of the 2014 Nautilus Book Awards Thoughtful observers agree that the planetary crisis we now face-climate change; species extinction; the destruction of entire ecosystems; the urgent need for a more just economic-political order-is pushing human civilization to a radical turning point: change or perish. But precisely how to change remains an open question. In Earth-honoring Faith, Larry Rasmussen answers that question with a dramatically new way of thinking about human society, ethics, and the ongoing health of our planet. Rejecting the modern assumption that morality applies to human society alone, Rasmussen insists that we must derive a spiritual and ecological ethic that accounts for the well-being of all creation, as well as the primal elements upon which it depends: earth, air, fire, water, and sunlight. He argues that good science, necessary as it is, will not be enough to inspire fundamental change. We must draw on religious resources as well to make the difficult transition from an industrial-technological age obsessed with consumption to an ecological age that restores wise stewardship of all life. Earth-honoring Faith advocates an alliance of spirituality and ecology, in which the material requirements for planetary life are reconciled with deep traditions of spirituality across religions, traditions that include mysticism, sacramentalism, prophetic practices, asceticism, and the cultivation of wisdom. It is these shared spiritual practices that can produce a chorus of world faiths to counter the consumerism, utilitarianism, alienation, oppression, and folly that have pushed us to the brink. Written with passionate commitment and deep insight, Earth-honoring Faith reminds us that we must live in the present with the knowledge that the eyes of future generations will look back at us.

Rethinking Culture in Health Communication

Rethinking Culture in Health Communication
Author: Elaine Hsieh,Eric M. Kramer
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2021-04-08
ISBN: 1119496136
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rethinking Culture in Health Communication Book Excerpt:

Rethinking Culture in Health Communication An interdisciplinary overview of health communication using a cultural lens—uniquely focused on social interactions in health contexts Patients, health professionals, and policymakers embody cultural constructs that impact healthcare processes. Rethinking Culture in Health Communication explores the ways in which culture influences healthcare, introducing new approaches to understanding social relationships and health policies as a dynamic process involving cultural values, expectations, motivations, and behavioral patterns. This innovative textbook integrates theories and practices in health communication, public health, and medicine to help students relate fundamental concepts to their personal experiences and develop an awareness of how all individuals and groups are shaped by culture. The authors present a foundational framework explaining how cultures can be understood from four perspectives—Magic Consciousness, Mythic Connection, Perspectival Thinking, and Integral Fusion—to examine existing theories, social norms, and clinical practices in health-related contexts. Detailed yet accessible chapters discuss culture and health behaviors, interpersonal communication, minority health and healthcare delivery, cultural consciousness, social interactions, sociopolitical structure, and more. The text features examples of how culture can create challenges in access, process, and outcomes of healthcare services and includes scenarios in which individuals and institutions hold different or incompatible ethical views. The text also illustrates how cultural perspectives can shape the theoretical concepts emerged in caregiver-patient communication, provider-patient interactions, social policies, public health interventions, and other real-life settings. Written by two leading health communication scholars, this textbook: Highlights the sociocultural, interprofessional, clinical, and ethical aspects of health communication Explores the intersections of social relationships, cultural tendencies, and health theories and behaviors Examines the various forms, functions, and meanings of health, illness, and healthcare in a range of cultural contexts Discusses how cultural elements in social interactions are essential to successful health interventions Includes foundational overviews of health communication and of culture in health-related fields Discusses culture in health administration, moral values in social policies, and ethics in medical development Incorporates various aspects and impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic as a cultural phenomenon through the lens of health communication Rethinking Culture in Health Communication is an ideal textbook for courses in health communication, particularly those focused on interpersonal communication, as well as in cross-cultural communication, cultural phenomenology, medical sociology, social work, public health, and other health-related fields.

A New Theory of Teenagers

A New Theory of Teenagers
Author: Christa Santangelo
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2018-11-27
ISBN: 1580058310
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A New Theory of Teenagers Book Excerpt:

A guide for families to thrive in the midst of the tumultuous teen years -- and the culmination of the author's twenty-five years of experience in both conventional psychology and alternative methods In her decades of practice and academic research, Dr. Christa Santangelo, a psychologist and assistant clinical professor at the University of California-San Francisco, has seen many relationships devastated by the emotional hurricane that teenagers can inflict on a family. Yet Dr. Santangelo also understands how that conflict can be resolved and a new way forward mapped together between parents and teen. In A New Theory of Teenagers, she gives parents the advice, tips, support, and big-picture overview needed to see the teen years as an opportunities for growth and positive relationship changes. With counterintuitive steps (such as "Endure Emotions"), she offers hope and empowerment. Dr. Santangelo asserts that parents have a far greater impact on conflict with their teen than they may realize, metaphorically handing parents back the power to shift the situation to harmony. And, Dr. Santangelo does it with a fresh and multi-dimensional approach to the parent-teen relationship by integrating conventional psychology with alternative methods including yoga and meditation-intended to work on building trust, sitting with and understanding emotions, and seeing room for positivity in the midst of it all.

Mad M dchen

Mad M  dchen
Author: Margaret McCarthy
Publsiher: Berghahn Books
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2017-07-01
ISBN: 1785335707
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mad M dchen Book Excerpt:

The last two decades have been transformational, often discordant ones for German feminism, as a new cohort of activists has come of age and challenged many of the movement’s strategic and philosophical orthodoxies. Mad Mädchen offers an incisive analysis of these trans-generational debates, identifying the mother-daughter themes and other tropes that have defined their representation in German literature, film, and media. Author Margaret McCarthy investigates female subjectivity as it processes political discourse to define itself through both differences and affinities among women. Ultimately, such a model suggests new ways of re-imagining feminist solidarity across generational, ethnic, and racial lines.

Against Recognition

Against Recognition
Author: Lois McNay
Publsiher: Polity
Total Pages: 241
Release: 2008-02-04
ISBN: 0745629326
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Against Recognition Book Excerpt:

In this book, Lois McNay argues that the insights of the recognition theorists are undercut by their reliance on an inadequate account of power.

The Psychology of Peacekeeping

The Psychology of Peacekeeping
Author: Harvey J. Langholtz
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 261
Release: 1998
ISBN: 9780275962326
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Psychology of Peacekeeping Book Excerpt:

Langholtz examines how psychology and other social sciences can offer both theoretical explanations and practical applications in the resolution and amelioration of potentially violent international conflicts. Since the end of the Cold War and bipolar ideologies, the international community has been willing to intervene using approaches that are founded as much in psychology as in force and these remedies have not been confined to the violent periods of conflicts. This work examines psychological considerations and interventions during three phases of conflicts: preventive measures taken before a dispute escalates into war; psychological considerations once fighting starts; and psychological aspects of a return to a lasting peace.

The Practices of the Enlightenment

The Practices of the Enlightenment
Author: Dorothea E. von Mücke
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2015-06-02
ISBN: 0231539339
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Practices of the Enlightenment Book Excerpt:

Rethinking the relationship between eighteenth-century Pietist traditions and Enlightenment thought and practice, The Practices of Enlightenment unravels the complex and often neglected religious origins of modern secular discourse. Mapping surprising routes of exchange between the religious and aesthetic writings of the period and recentering concerns of authorship and audience, this book revitalizes scholarship on the Enlightenment. By engaging with three critical categories—aesthetics, authorship, and the public sphere—The Practices of Enlightenment illuminates the relationship between religious and aesthetic modes of reflective contemplation, autobiography and the hermeneutics of the self, and the discursive creation of the public sphere. Focusing largely on German intellectual life, this critical engagement also extends to France through Rousseau and to England through Shaftesbury. Rereading canonical works and lesser-known texts by Goethe, Lessing, and Herder, the book challenges common narratives recounting the rise of empiricist philosophy, the idea of the "sensible" individual, and the notion of the modern author as celebrity, bringing new perspective to the Enlightenment concepts of instinct, drive, genius, and the public sphere.

Animals Anthropomorphism and Mediated Encounters

Animals  Anthropomorphism and Mediated Encounters
Author: Claire Parkinson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 138
Release: 2019-07-23
ISBN: 0429515251
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Animals Anthropomorphism and Mediated Encounters Book Excerpt:

This book critically investigates the pervasiveness of anthropomorphised animals in popular culture. Anthropomorphism in popular visual media has long been denounced for being unsophisticated or emotionally manipulative. It is often criticised for over-expressing similarities between humans and other animals. This book focuses on everyday encounters with visual representations of anthropomorphised animals and considers how attributing other animals with humanlike qualities speaks to a complex set of power relations. Through a series of case studies, it explores how anthropomorphism is produced and circulated and proposes that it can serve to create both misunderstandings and empathetic connections between humans and other animals. This book will appeal to academics and students interested in visual media, animal studies, sociology and cultural studies.

Wild Cat

Wild Cat
Author: Jennifer Ashley
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2012-01-03
ISBN: 1101553863
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wild Cat Book Excerpt:

Heartbroken from the death of her mate three years ago, Shifter Cassidy Warden is tracking down his mysterious killer-one who could bring danger to all Shifters. But Detective Diego Escobar rekindles the flames of her mating desire. And once the fires begin, nothing and no one can put them out...

Teaching Through the Ill Body

Teaching Through the Ill Body
Author: Marla Morris
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2008-01-01
ISBN: 9087904312
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Teaching Through the Ill Body Book Excerpt:

This book raises questions around pedagogy and illness. Morris explores two large issues that run through the text. What does the ill body teach? What does the teacher do through the ill body?

Unnamable

Unnamable
Author: Susette Min
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 266
Release: 2018-06-05
ISBN: 0814764290
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unnamable Book Excerpt:

Charting its historical conditions and the expansive contexts of its emergence, the author challenges the notion of Asian American art as a site of reconciliation for marginalized artists to enter into the canon. Pressing critically on how the politics of visibility and recognition reduces artworks by Asian American artists to narrow parameters of categorization, this work reconceives Asian American art not as a subset of objects, but as a discursive medium that sets up the conditions for a politics to occur. By approaching Asian American art in this way, the author refigures the way we see Asian American art as an oppositional practice, less in terms of its aspirations to be seen than in terms of how it models a different way of seeing and encountering the world. Uniquely presented, the chapters are organized thematically as mini-exhibitions, and offer readings of select works by contemporary artists including Tehching Hsieh, Byron Kim, Simon Leung, Mary Lum, and Nikki S. Lee. Inspired above all by their art practice, the author argues for an alternative approach to exhibition making and methods of reading that conceives of these works not as "exemplary" instances of Asian American art, but as engaged in an aesthetic practice that remains open-ended, challenging the assumptions that racialize artists within an "Asian American" context. In this book, the author insists that in order to reassess Asian American art beyond its place in art history, she suggests the possible need to let go not only of established viewing and curatorial practices, but even the category of Asian American art itself.