Retreat in the Real World

Retreat in the Real World Author Andy Alexander
ISBN-10 9780829429138
Release 2008-11-01
Pages 308
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Retreat in the Real World allows anyone to make an in-depth, self-directed Ignatian retreat on his or her own time. This 34-week retreat can be started at any point in the calendar year and can be done anywhere, at any time; by yourself or with others.

Contemporary American Trauma Narratives

Contemporary American Trauma Narratives Author Alan Gibbs
ISBN-10 9780748694099
Release 2014-06-30
Pages 280
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This book looks at the way writers present the effects of trauma in their work. It explores narrative devices, such as 'metafiction', as well as events in contemporary America, including 9/11, the Iraq War, and reactions to the Bush administration. Contemporary American authors who are discussed in depth include Carol Shields, Toni Morrison, Tim O'Brien, Mark Danielewski, Art Spiegelman, Jonathan Safran Foer, Anthony Swofford, Evan Wright, Paul Auster, Philip Roth, and Michael Chabon. Contemporary American Trauma Narratives offers a timely and dissenting intervention into debates about American writers' depiction of trauma and its after-effects.

Thresholds in Feminist Geography

Thresholds in Feminist Geography Author John Paul Jones
ISBN-10 0847684377
Release 1997-01-01
Pages 428
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This innovative collection explores the concept of space as it relates to feminist studies. Utilizing a range of theoretical perspectives, a distinguished group of international scholars crosses over the 'thresholds' of difference, methodology, and representation that challenge feminist geography. The contributors extend our understanding of spatial connections, including the role of social space in the construction of gendered and sexed identities, the need to sensitize feminist methodology to 'place' contexts, and the importance of examining representations as sociopolitical and spatial artifacts. This volume has broad interdisciplinary appeal while pointing in specific directions for new research areas, new thresholds, within the discipline of geography.

A Peculiar People

A Peculiar People Author Rodney Clapp
ISBN-10 0830819908
Release 1996-11-12
Pages 251
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Looks at the Christian faith as a subculture within modern society at large

The Movies Go to College

The Movies Go to College Author Wiley Lee Umphlett
ISBN-10 0838631339
Release 1984
Pages 200
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Tracing the collegiate film genre from the first silent offerings starting around 1915 to the realistic recent critical portrayals of college life, this study examines how collegiate films have reflected our changing tastes and values. An extensive filmography is also included.

Relax Refuel Restart

Relax  Refuel  Restart Author
ISBN-10 9780829429107
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Relax Refuel Restart has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Relax Refuel Restart also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Relax Refuel Restart book for free.

Economy Difference Empire

Economy  Difference  Empire Author Gary Dorrien
ISBN-10 9780231526296
Release 2010-10-22
Pages 496
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Sourcing the major traditions of progressive Christian social ethics-social gospel liberalism, Niebuhrian realism, and liberation theology-Gary Dorrien argues for the social-ethical necessity of social justice politics. In carefully reasoned essays, he focuses on three broad subjects: the ethics and politics of economic justice; racial and gender justice; and anti-militarism, and makes a constructive case for economic democracy, a liberationist understanding of racial and gender justice, and an anti-imperial form of liberal internationalism. In Dorrien's view, the three major discourse traditions of progressive Christian social ethics share a fundamental commitment to transform the structures of society in the direction of social justice. His reflections on these topics feature extensive and innovative analyses of major figures, such as Walter Rauschenbusch, Reinhold Niebuhr, James Burnham, Norman Thomas, and Michael Harrington, and contemporary intellectuals, such as Rosemary R. Ruether, Katie Cannon, Gregory Baum, and Cornel West. Dorrien also weaves his personal experiences into his narrative, especially his involvement in social justice movements. The volume features a special chapter on Dorrien's published work during the 2008 presidential campaign and historic candidacy of Barack Obama.

Prosthetic Memory

Prosthetic Memory Author Alison Landsberg
ISBN-10 9780231503136
Release 2004-06-05
Pages 232
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Instead of compartmentalizing American experience, the technologies of mass culture make it possible for anyone, regardless of race, ethnicity, or gender to share collective memories -- to assimilate as personal experience historical events through which they themselves did not live. That's the provocative argument of this book, which examines the formation and potential of privately felt public memories. Alison Landsberg argues that mass cultural forms such as cinema and television in fact contain the still-unrealized potential for a progressive politics based on empathy for the historical experiences of others. The result is a new form of public cultural memory -- "prosthetic" memory -- that awakens the potential in American society for increased social responsibility and political alliances that transcend the essentialism and ethnic particularism of contemporary identity politics.

Henry Miller and How He Got That Way

Henry Miller and How He Got That Way Author Katy Masuga
ISBN-10 9780748687671
Release 2011-02-23
Pages 208
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Identifying six significant writers--Whitman, Dostoevsky, Rimbaud, Lewis Carroll, Proust and D. H. Lawrence--Katy Masuga examines their influence on Miller's work as well as Miller's retroactive impact on their writing. She explores four forms of intertextuality in relation to each 'ancestral' author: direct allusions, unconscious style, reverse influence and participation of the ancestral author as part of the story within the text. The study is informed by the theories of polyvocity from Bakhtin, Barthes and Kristeva and of language games and the indefatigability of writing in the work of Blanchot, Wittgenstein and Deleuze.By presenting Miller in intertextual context, he emerges as a noteworthy modernist writer whose contributions to literature include the struggle to find a distinctive voice alongside a distinguished lineage of literary figures.

Proceedings of the 5th Ph D Retreat of the HPI Research School on Service oriented Systems Engineering

Proceedings of the 5th Ph D  Retreat of the HPI Research School on Service oriented Systems Engineering Author
ISBN-10 9783869561295
Release 2011
Pages 228
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Proceedings of the 5th Ph D Retreat of the HPI Research School on Service oriented Systems Engineering has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Proceedings of the 5th Ph D Retreat of the HPI Research School on Service oriented Systems Engineering also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Proceedings of the 5th Ph D Retreat of the HPI Research School on Service oriented Systems Engineering book for free.

Green Outcomes in the Real World

Green Outcomes in the Real World Author Mr Peter McManners
ISBN-10 9781409459668
Release 2012-08-28
Pages 254
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Over the last three decades the world economy has grown strongly on the back of 'globalization' supported by the policies of free-trade, open markets and privatisation. Support has also grown for the concept of 'sustainability', meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. But as the Earth's systems come under increasing strain, the inherent conflict between sustainability and globalization has been exposed. Green Outcomes in a Real World examines the shift in thinking required to reconcile these two important areas of policy. In this ground breaking book, Peter McManners has coined the term 'Proximization' to define a new policy framework. The principles of Proximization are: 'sustainability', 'subsidiarity', 'primacy of the state' and 'market economics' and the application of these familiar concepts towards a sustainable globalised world is novel and different. The author argues that adherence to the principles of proximization will return world society to a stable natural order, and will mean changes. Global commodity flows will reduce and barriers to migration will increase. National governments will demand more control over their finances leading to restrictions on capital flows. Indeed, Peter believes that an element of 'selfish determination' is needed. The new world order will be sustainable by design. Global organisations such as the UN, national governments and global corporations will have to understand and apply a different paradigm. The arguments in this book do not reflect the idealism or even naivety of some of the green movement. This book is about hard-edged reality presented by an author with huge experience and a deep understanding of the business perspective. It will appeal to a wide range of professionals involved in setting policy and future direction for businesses, governments, and non-governmental bodies, as well as to those with an academic interest in business, economics, social and environmental issues, and public policy.

Retreats Fast Track to Freedom A Guide for Leaders and Practitioners

Retreats   Fast Track to Freedom   A Guide for Leaders and Practitioners Author Yogani
ISBN-10 9780981925561
Release 2012-06-01
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Since Advanced Yoga Practices (AYP) was started in 2003, the number of people utilizing this open source system of full-scope yoga practices has grown steadily around the world. It has evolved from being primarily an internet resource to a shelf-full of books, and now to increasing "real-world" activities including meditation groups, hands-on training, and retreats organized and run by those who choose to share the knowledge and experiences that come with the effective application of the practices. This small volume called "Retreats" has been written to provide guidelines for assisting those who wish to organize and implement AYP retreats. It is also for those interested in attending retreats for personal benefit and for benefiting the world through the systematic cultivation of Abiding Inner Silence, and its practical applications in daily living. The experience with AYP retreats has been very good, and this book is offered in the hope that many more retreats will be conducted around the world. "Retreats" is the tenth book in the AYP Enlightenment Series by Yogani, preceded by "Eight Limbs of Yoga," "Bhakti and Karma Yoga," "Self-Inquiry," "Diet, Shatkarmas and Amaroli," "Samyama," "Asanas, Mudras and Bandhas," "Tantra," "Spinal Breathing Pranayama," and "Deep Meditation." Yogani is also the author of two highly-regarded user-friendly textbooks providing detailed instructions on full-scope yoga practices, "Advanced Yoga Practice - Easy Lessons for Ecstatic Living, Volumes 1 & 2," and a spiritual adventure novel, "The Secrets of Wilder - A Story of Inner Silence, Ecstasy and Enlightenment."

Golf Shorts and Plus Fours

Golf Shorts and Plus Fours Author Wayne T. Morden
ISBN-10 9781469731407
Release 2012-01
Pages 215
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"Anger is a part of being human ... how one deals with it defines him, as you so aptly describe. The one constant is the ability to let anger go once it's grabbed on to you. Some are better at it than others. Thanks for your thoughts on this ... they were on point." -Tom Watson, eight-time major championship winner on reading Hole No. 7 "It was delightful reading, and your depiction of the Pebble Beach experience was classic (and very much appreciated, I might add ...). The comparison to St Andrews is a terrific debate. Thanks for making it so appealing. Our sincere best wishes to you in bringing this to many readers and golfers throughout the world." -RJ Harper, Senior VP, Golf at Pebble Beach Company on reading Hole No. 11 "This is the best side-by-side presentation and analysis I've seen." -George Peper, editor, LINKS Magazine on reading Hole No. 9 "Wayne really captured the Augusta National you see in person. It was an enjoyable chapter to read and evoked strong memories of playing the Masters. Well done." -Gary Player, nine-time major championship winner on reading Hole No. 1 "The Verma Cuppers certainly seemed to enjoy themselves and you did well to 'run' on the West Sands, albeit in slow motion, after your experiences the day before! We are delighted you enjoyed the experience at St Andrews and can certainly detect from your writing your appreciation of the history surrounding the Home of Golf." -John Grant, Director of Golf, St. Andrews Links Trust on reading Hole No. 6 "Golf Shorts and Plus Fours: Musings from a Golfing Traditionalist" from Wayne T. Morden is a sometimes comic look at the game of golf in all its glory and idiosyncrasies. Arranged like an eighteen-hole golf course-including trivia refreshments and three additional playoff holes-this collection of short stories offers life lessons and relies heavily on golf's fundamental tenets to remind golfers why they are so obsessed with this pastime. Morden conveys exasperation over the proverbial sand trap and laughs over Star Wars lingo and Verma Cup antics. Golf has not only taught him how to be a sportsman but it has also taught him how to be a better man to his friends, family, and fellow golfers. "Golf Shorts and Plus Fours" is a collection of well-informed, analytical and entertaining bits of wisdom that will warm the heart of any devoted golfer.

Utopian Dreams

Utopian Dreams Author Tobias Jones
ISBN-10 9780571300211
Release 2012-10-04
Pages 240
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Utopian Dreams offers one writer's attempt to retreat from the 'real world' - which is making him emptier and angrier by the day - and seek out the alternatives to modern manners and morality. Instead of cynicism, loneliness and depression, is it possible to be idealistic, to find belonging and companionship with others who share your sadness, or even, perhaps, your happiness? With his wife and baby in tow, Jones spends a year with spritualists, time-travellers, reformed drug addicts and Quakers, producing a fascinating exploration of the meaning of community.

Memory and Popular Film

Memory and Popular Film Author Paul Grainge
ISBN-10 0719063752
Release 2003-09-06
Pages 261
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Taking Hollywood as its focus, this timely book provides a sustained, interdisciplinary perspective on memory and film from early cinema to the present. Considering the relationship between official and popular memory, the politics of memory, and the technological and representational shifts that have come to effect memory's contemporary mediation, the book contributes to the growing debate on the status and function of the past in cultural life and discourse. By gathering key critics from film studies, American studies and cultural studies, Memory and Popular Film establishes a framework for discussing issues of memory in film and of film as memory. Together with essays on the remembered past in early film marketing, within popular reminiscence, and at film festivals, the book considers memory films such as Forrest Gump, Lone Star, Pleasantville, Rosewood and Jackie Brown.

Making the Best of It

Making the Best of It Author John G. Stackhouse
ISBN-10 9780199843947
Release 2011-10-01
Pages 370
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What should be the Christian's attitude toward society? When so much of our contemporary culture is at odds with Christian beliefs and mores, it may seem that serious Christians now have only two choices: transform society completely according to Christian values or retreat into the cloister of sectarian fellowship. In Making the Best of It, John Stackhouse explores the history of the Christian encounter with society, the biblical record, and various theological models of cultural engagement to offer a more balanced and fruitful alternative to these extremes. He argues that, rather than trying to root up the weeds in the cultural field, or trying to shun them, Christians should practice persistence in gardening God's world and building toward the New Jerusalem. Examining the lives and works of C. S. Lewis, Reinhold Niebuhr, and Dietrich Bonhoeffer for example and direction, Stackhouse suggests that our mission is to make the most of life in the world in cooperation with God's own mission of redeeming the world he loves. This model takes seriously the pattern of God's activity in the Bible, and in subsequent history, of working through earthly means--through individuals, communities, and institutions that are deeply flawed but nonetheless capable of accomplishing God's purposes. Christians must find a way to live in this world and at the same time do work that honors God and God's plan for us. In an era of increasing religious and cultural tensions, both internationally and domestically, the model that Stackhouse develops discourages the "all or nothing" attitudes that afflict so much of contemporary Christianity. Instead, he offers a fresh, and refreshingly nuanced, take on the question of what it means to be a Christian in the world today.

Don t Say a Word

Don t Say a Word Author Beverly Barton
ISBN-10 9781420128307
Release 2012-07-31
Pages 400
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Cross Your Heart. . . One by one, they will die. He has waited patiently, planning their final moments. Their tortured screams, their pleas for mercy--all will be in vain. . . And Hope. . . Homicide detective Julia Cass has witnessed plenty of crime scenes. But the murder of a Chattanooga judge is shocking in its brutality. Teamed with FBI agent Will Brannock, Julia delves into an investigation that soon unearths more bodies--all mutilated in the same way, all left with a gruesome souvenir of a killer's ruthless rage. . . To Die. . . The only way to stop the slaughter is to predict the next victim. But when you're dealing with vengeance at its most ruthless, one wrong move can make you a target. . .and the next word you utter could be your last. . . Praise for the novels of Beverly Barton "A shivery read. . . Tight twists and hairpin turns will keep readers racing through the pages." --Bookpage on Don't Cry "Barton delivers a solid mix of romance and terror in her latest thriller." --Publishers Weekly on Don't Cry "Masterful!" --New York Times bestselling author Linda Howard on Cold Hearted