The Amok Runners

The Amok Runners
Author: Colin Cotterill
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2016-06-14
ISBN: 9781533265289
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Amok Runners Book Excerpt:

A detective crime novel set in Thailand featuring Jimm Juree, Colin Cotterill's fictional detective. For followers of Colin Cotterill's Jimm Juree mystery series, here is new novel for your enjoyment. It is a prequel to the three published books with our intrepid lady journalist and her rather unique family still living in Chiang Mai. Becoming an extra along with her two brothers, Arny and Sissy, on an American movie with Hollywood stars being shot in the north of Thailand, she stumbles upon murder and mayhem while at the same time being part of an ancient treasure hunt. As usual it would be wrong for the bad guys to underestimate Jimm.

The Amok Runners

The Amok Runners
Author: Colin Cotterill
Publsiher: Proglen Trading Co., Ltd.
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2016
ISBN: 6167817839
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Amok Runners Book Excerpt:

A detective crime novel set in Thailand featuring Jimm Juree, Colin Cotterill's female journalist and part time detective. For followers of Colin Cotterill’s Jimm Juree mystery series, here is new novel for your enjoyment. It is a prequel to the three published books with our intrepid lady journalist and her rather unique family still living in Chiang Mai. Becoming an extra along with her two brothers, Arny and Sissy, on an American movie with Hollywood stars being shot in the north of Thailand, she stumbles upon murder and mayhem while at the same time being part of an ancient treasure hunt. As usual it would be wrong for the bad guys to underestimate Jimm. Move over Miss Marple, Jimm Juree does it for the 21st Century.

Handbook of Cultural Psychiatry

Handbook of Cultural Psychiatry
Author: Wen-Shing Tseng
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 855
Release: 2001-06-06
ISBN: 9780080525624
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Cultural Psychiatry Book Excerpt:

Cultural psychiatry is primarily concerned with the transcultural aspects of mental health related to human behavior, psychopathology and treatment. At a clinical level, cultural psychiatry aims to promote culturally relevant mental health care for patients of diverse ethnic or cultural backgrounds. From the standpoint of research, cultural psychiatry is interested in studying how ethnic or cultural factors may influence human behavior and psychopathology as well as the art of healing. On a theoretical level, cultural psychiatry aims to expand the knowledge and theories about mental health-related human behavior and mental problems by widening the sources of information and findings transculturally, and providing cross-cultural validation. This work represents the first comprehensive attempt to pull together the clinical, research and theoretical findings in a single volume. Key Features * Written by a nationally and internationally well-known author and scholar * The material focuses not only on the United States but also on various cultural settings around the world so that the subject matter can be examined broadly from universal as well as cross-cultural perspectives * Proper combination of clinical practicalities and conceptual discussion * Serves as a major source for use in the training of psychiatric residents and mental health personnel as well as students of behavior science in the areas of culture and mental health * A total of 50 chapters with detailed cross-referencing * Nearly 2000 references plus an appendix of almost 400 books * 130 tables and figures

Violent Internal Conflicts in Asia Pacific

Violent Internal Conflicts in Asia Pacific
Author: Asvi Warman Adam,Dewi Fortuna Anwar
Publsiher: Yayasan Obor Indonesia
Total Pages: 442
Release: 2005
ISBN: 9789794615140
Category: Asia
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Violent Internal Conflicts in Asia Pacific Book Excerpt:

The last decade has seen an upsurge in violent internal conflicts in southern Thailand, southern Philippines, Sri Lanka, and a number of regions in Indonesia and the Pacific. Like terrorism and nuclear proliferation, violent internal conflicts are increasingly being seen as a global security issue.

Women on the verge of Jihad

Women on the verge of Jihad
Author: Anna Zizola,Paolo Inghilleri
Publsiher: Mimesis
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2018-12-14T00:00:00+01:00
ISBN: 8869772012
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women on the verge of Jihad Book Excerpt:

Surprisingly, jihadi groups like ISIS do not only attract female supporters coming from Muslim communities, but also Western women who grew up in non- Muslim environments. Trauma, depression and the need for a more exciting life outside the constraints of Western society brought some women to embrace the political cause of waging jihad and supporting terrorism. This book discovers the hidden psychological and sociological drivers that can lead young Western women to support jihadi ideology, violence and sometimes suicide. Through real and uncanny stories, supported by reliable official data, the book provides a scientific analysis of the mechanisms that can lead any “girl next door” to approve and passionately fall for a destructive movement, which she perceives as a heroic, romantic and empowering act.

Contemporary Psychiatry

Contemporary Psychiatry
Author: Fritz Henn,Norman Sartorius,Hanfried Helmchen,Hans Lauter
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 2260
Release: 2013-11-11
ISBN: 3642595197
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contemporary Psychiatry Book Excerpt:

The German version of this work has a long tradition, and this fourth edition is the first to see an English version. Its main feature is the international approach regarding both authors and topics. The four internationally renowned editors were able to acquire the leading specialists for each field as contributors to the book. No less than 120 authors, half of them from non-German speaking countries, ensure an extremely high standard and that cross-cultural aspects are considered. Another major feature is that the book presents the evidence such that it may be examined from at least four different entry points -- via basic disciplines of psychiatric knowledge about groups defined by demographic criteria. Detailed linkages to other chapters allow the inclusion of neighbouring disciplines, such as the neurosciences and molecular biology. Contemporary Psychiatry is also unique in including chapters on psychiatric disorders caused by catastrophes, disasters etc. -- aspects totally neglected by normal textbooks. While this book gives an overall view of the state of the art of psychiatric knowledge, it even goes so far as to suggest future perspectives.

Clinician s Guide to Cultural Psychiatry

Clinician s Guide to Cultural Psychiatry
Author: Wen-Shing Tseng
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 514
Release: 2003-05-07
ISBN: 0127016333
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Clinician s Guide to Cultural Psychiatry Book Excerpt:

Increasingly, psychologists are becoming aware of sensitivity needs with respect to treating patients from differing cultures. Culture can play an important role both in what a patient discloses about themselves, how likely they are to follow a therapist's advice, and whether specific therapies are likely to be effective for them. Following on the heels of Tseng's "Handbook of Cultural Psychiatry" comes this "Clinical Application of Cultural Psychiatry." This more concise book focuses on information most relevant to treating patients. The book discusses how culture plays a role in specific disorders (depression, anxiety, eating and sexual disorders, substance abuse, schizophrenia, etc.). relevant sensitivities to keep in mind in treating specific patient populations (age groups, differing religions, and differing ethnicity's). * Written by a nationally and internationally recognized scholar, clinician, and author * Has the proper combination of knowledge, skill, and conceptual discussion for clinical practicalities * Provides comprehensive and systematic coverage of major topics for clinical application * Enhanced by more than 120 tables and figures and nearly 30 case illustrations * Will serve as a major textbook in the training of psychiatric residents and clinical psychologists

Abnormal Behavior in the 21st Century Three Volumes

Abnormal Behavior in the 21st Century  Three Volumes
Author: Thomas G. Plante
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 912
Release: 2006
ISBN: 0313054592
Category: Mental illness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Abnormal Behavior in the 21st Century Three Volumes Book Excerpt:

Mass Murder in the United States

Mass Murder in the United States
Author: Grant Duwe
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 219
Release: 2014-10-16
ISBN: 1476604738
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mass Murder in the United States Book Excerpt:

Is mass murder a historically new phenomenon that emerged in the 1960s? How has it changed over time? And what causes a person to commit multiple murders in a matter of hours or even minutes? This book explores these questions by examining 909 mass murders that took place in the United States between 1900 and 1999. By far the largest study on the topic to date, it begins with a look at the patterns and prevalence of mass murders by presenting rates from 1900–1999 and by describing the characteristics of mass killers. Placing the phenomenon within the broader social, political, and economic context of the twentieth century, the work examines the factors that have influenced trends in the prevalence of mass murder. It also discusses more than 100 case studies within three distinct periods of mass murder activity (1900–1939, 1940–1965, and 1966–1999) to illustrate more clearly the motives of mass murderers and the circumstances surrounding their crimes. The final chapters take a look at media coverage and the role it has played in the social construction of mass murder. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

Roots of Violence in Indonesia

Roots of Violence in Indonesia
Author: Freek Colombijn,J.Th. Lindblad
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 356
Release: 2021-11-15
ISBN: 9004489568
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Roots of Violence in Indonesia Book Excerpt:

Jakarta, Sambas, Poso, the Moluccas, West Papua. These simple, geographical names have recently obtained strong associations with mass killing, just as Aceh and East Timor, where large-scale violence has flared up again. Lethal incidents between adjacent villages, or between a petty criminal and the crowd, take place throughout Indonesia. Indonesia is a violent country. Many Indonesia-watchers, both scholars and journalists, explain the violence in terms of the loss of the monopoly on the means of violence by the state since the beginning of the Reformasi in 1998. Others point at the omnipresent remnants of the New Order state (1966-1998), former President Suharto's clan or the army in particular, as the evil genius behind the present bloodshed. The authors in this volume try to explain violence in Indonesia by looking at it in historical perspective.

Mental Disorders of the New Millennium

Mental Disorders of the New Millennium
Author: Thomas G. Plante
Publsiher: Greenwood
Total Pages: 926
Release: 2006
ISBN: 9780275987848
Category: Mental illness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mental Disorders of the New Millennium Book Excerpt:

Contains twelve articles written for the educated lay audience on topics related to contemporary mental disorders, focusing on biology and function, with discussion of postpartum depression, autism, eating disorders, body dysmorphia, and other subjects.

Violence Colonialism and Empire in the Modern World

Violence  Colonialism and Empire in the Modern World
Author: Philip Dwyer,Amanda Nettelbeck
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2017-10-17
ISBN: 3319629239
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Violence Colonialism and Empire in the Modern World Book Excerpt:

This book explores the theme of violence, repression and atrocity in imperial and colonial empires, as well as its representations and memories, from the late eighteenth through to the twentieth century. It examines the wide variety of violent means by which colonies and empire were maintained in the modern era, the politics of repression and the violent structures inherent in empire. Bringing together scholars from around the world, the book includes chapters on British, French, Dutch, Italian and Japanese colonies and conquests. It considers multiple experiences of colonial violence, ranging from political dispute to the non-lethal violence of everyday colonialism and the symbolic repression inherent in colonial practices and hierarchies. These comparative case studies show how violence was used to assert and maintain control in the colonies, contesting the long held view that the colonial project was of benefit to colonised peoples.

The Romance of Gambling in the Eighteenth Century British Novel

The Romance of Gambling in the Eighteenth Century British Novel
Author: Jessica Richard
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 201
Release: 2011-05-17
ISBN: 0230307272
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Romance of Gambling in the Eighteenth Century British Novel Book Excerpt:

Gambling permeated the daily lives of eighteenth-century Britons of all classes. This book explicates the relationship between the rampant gambling in eighteenth-century England, the new forms of gambling-inspired capitalism that transformed British society, and novels that interrogate the new socio-economy of long odds and lucky breaks.

Golden Chersonese

Golden Chersonese
Author: Bird
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 422
Release: 2013-10-28
ISBN: 1136200983
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Golden Chersonese Book Excerpt:

First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

A practical Malay Grammar

A practical Malay Grammar
Author: W. G. Shellabear
Publsiher: Рипол Классик
Total Pages: 83
Release: 1921
ISBN: 5878004054
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A practical Malay Grammar Book Excerpt:

Second Edition.

The Literary World

The Literary World
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1878
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Literary World Book Excerpt:

The Human Rights of Persons with Intellectual Disabilities

The Human Rights of Persons with Intellectual Disabilities
Author: Stanley S. Herr,Lawrence Ogalthorpe Gostin,Harold Hongju Koh,Larry Ogalthorpe Gostin
Publsiher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Total Pages: 582
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9780199264513
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Human Rights of Persons with Intellectual Disabilities Book Excerpt:

Inequality: Marcia H. Rioux

The Cultural Defense

The Cultural Defense
Author: Alison Dundes Renteln
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 422
Release: 2005
ISBN: 9780195154030
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cultural Defense Book Excerpt:

Publisher's description: In a trial in California, Navajo defendants argue that using the hallucinogen peyote to achieve spiritual exaltation is protected by the Constitution's free exercise of religion clause, trumping the states' right to regulate them. An Ibo man from Nigeria sues Pan American World Airways for transporting his mother's corpse in a cloth sack. Her arrival for the funeral face down in a burlap bag signifies death by suicide according to the customs of her Ibo kin, and brings great shame to the son. In Los Angeles, two Cambodian men are prosecuted for attempting to eat a four month-old puppy. The immigrants' lawyers argue that the men were following their own "national customs" and do not realize their conduct is offensive to "American sensibilities." What is the just decision in each case? When cultural practices come into conflict with the law is it legitimate to take culture into account? Is there room in modern legal systems for a cultural defense? In this remarkable book, Alison Dundes Renteln amasses hundreds of cases from the U.S. and around the world in which cultural issues take center stage-from the mundane to the bizarre, from drugs to death. Though cultural practices vary dramatically, Renteln demonstrates that there are discernible patterns to the cultural arguments used in the courtroom. The regularities she uncovers offer judges a starting point for creating a body of law that takes culture into account. Renteln contends that a systematic treatment of culture in law is not only possible, but ultimately more equitable. A just pluralistic society requires a legal system that can assess diverse motivations and can recognize the key role that culture plays in influencing human behavior. The inclusion of evidence of cultural background is necessary for the fair hearing of a case.

The Golden Chersonese and the Way Thither

The Golden Chersonese and the Way Thither
Author: Isabella Lucy Bird
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 434
Release: 1883
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: China
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Golden Chersonese and the Way Thither Book Excerpt:

Martyrs in Paradise

Martyrs in Paradise
Author: Terry Reese Downing
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 662
Release: 2009-11
ISBN: 144900881X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Martyrs in Paradise Book Excerpt:

The quiet moments of global terrorism are over. They were silently on the move and highly motivated against the USA, first and foremost. To the radical extremist fascists' international terrorists' network, the USA was the easiest to infiltrate amongst the world's super powers. Their ultimate target was the entertainment capital of the world, the city of sin and pleasure for the western free world. Assisted by human traffickers and smugglers, their much awaited suicidal martyr was a Woman of Mass Destruction (WMD). Westernized and American educated, desired by almost every man, a woman well adorned as well as scorned, the self appointed terrorist, the self-declared jihadist, the self-anointed martyr was ready to make her move. It all began in an island archipelago in the Pacific, where three young men started out as childhood friends were separated by fate. One became the most wanted notorious non Christian rebel leader in that region, another became a hardened military combat zone officer and the third became... an American. Noor was a casualty turned weapon against the "Infidels". Her mission before she perishes was to inflict as much damage and pain to portions of the society that caused her miseries. To make their statement that the war against terrorism was not over, and will not be over, and will not be won by the "Infidels". She was the network's ultimate weapon against the USA as the start of reviving the plan to totally disabling the US mainland was initiated. She had been very well prepared for a self declared war compounded by ideological pressures from her own kind and groups covering under the protective shield and consolation of religions. "Learning is not compulsory.... Neither is survival." W. Edwards Deming (1900-1993)