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The Contortionist

  10/02/2012       nika222008      0 Comments

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The Contortionist
 
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J. Paul Wallace

Randle Bendz deals with his fair share of scum. A Baltimore city beat cop by day, it’s as a no nonsense killer-for-hire by night where Bendz makes his mark with his unique talent for killing. Hes never made bad on a contract in ten years. He never makes mistakes, and he never leaves a trace behind.I guess there’s a first time for everyone.

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My Big Idea: 30 Successful Entrepreneurs Reveal How They Found Inspiration

  10/02/2012       chainermaloj      0 Comments

So what constitutes a good business idea? How do you look for one? And when you find one, how do you know if its good enough to turn into a successful business? My Big Idea tells the stories of 30 successful entrepreneurs and how they got the winning ideas for their successful businesses. Intriguing and encouraging, this insightful collection shows you that inspiration for that winning business idea is all around you. You just have to look carefully and spot it before someone else does. So what are you waiting for? Read My Big Idea and get ready for inspiration to strike.

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Global Terrorism

  10/02/2012       listeds      0 Comments

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Global Terrorism
 
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James Lutz

Global Terrorism 2nd edition continues to provide students with the most comprehensive introduction to terrorism as a global phenomenon. It introduces students to history, politics, ideologies and strategies of both contemporary and older terrorist groups.Written in a clear and accessible style, each chapter explains a different aspect of terrorism and illustrates this with a wide variety of detailed case studies from across the world. Although the focus is on the contemporary, the book also includes discussion of older terrorist groups.Building on the strengths of the first edition, this edition includes new material on:July 7 attacks in London Bali bombings domestic terrorism in Columbia attacks in Iraq Al Qaeda, the Tamil Tigers, the IRA animal rights extremism.The unique combination of a genuinely historical focus and truly global coverage makes this an ideal introductory textbook for anyone studying terrorism.

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Hong Kong Film, Hollywood and New Global Cinema: No Film Is an Island

  10/02/2012       foran71      0 Comments

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Hong Kong Film, Hollywood and New Global Cinema: No Film Is an Island
 
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Gina Marchetti

In recent years, with the establishment of the Hong Kong Film Archive and growing scholarly interest in the history of Hong Kong cinema, previously neglected historical documents and difficult-to-access films have offered new research materials. As Hong Kong film history comes into sharper focus, its inextricable links across the decades to Southeast Asia, Korea, Japan, the United States, and to the far reaches of the Chinese diaspora have also become more evident. Hong Kong s connection with Hollywood involves ties that bring together art cinema and popular genres as well as film festivals and the media marketplace with popular transnational genres.Giving fresh and facsinating insights into the vibrant area of Hong Kong, this exciting new book links Hong Kong with world film culture both within and beyond the commercial Hollywood paradigm. It emphasizes Hong Kong film in relation to other cinema industries, including Hollywood, and demonstrates that Hong Kong film, throughout its history, has challenged, redefined, expanded, and exceeded its borders.

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State-Society Relations in Bathist Iraq: Facing Dictatorship

  10/02/2012       enormouslard      0 Comments

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State-Society Relations in Bathist Iraq: Facing Dictatorship
 
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Achim Rohde

Scholarship on Iraq under the Ba th regime has traditionally focused on the rule of Saddam Hussein and his narrow inner circle. The centrality of the former president in Iraqi politics until spring 2003 and the tyranny of his regime were evident, and available sources concerning developments inside Iraqi society during that period were scarce.This book explores whether traditional paradigms of totalitarian rule can be applied to Ba thist Iraq, closely examining state-society relations and uncovering the nature of the regime and how Iraqis lived with it. The study creates a conceptual framework for understanding the inner dynamics of a dictatorship that encompasses a variety of disciplines - comparative historiography, political science, literary and art criticism, and gender studies. Drawing on a comparative reading of the historiography of other regimes commonly perceived as totalitarian dictatorships, particularly Nazi Germany, the author looks beyond the spheres of state politics, economy and jurisdiction to also include the so called soft issues of social norms, cultural and ideological production. By interpreting recent Iraqi history along such lines, the author demonstrates how cross-regional comparative perspectives and an interdisciplinary approach can contribute to the study of Iraq.

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Play in Child Development and Psychotherapy: Toward Empirically Supported Practice

  10/02/2012       Privod      0 Comments

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Play in Child Development and Psychotherapy: Toward Empirically Supported Practice
 
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Sandra W. Russ

Child psychotherapy is in a state of transition. On the one hand, pretend play is a major tool of therapists who work with children. On the other, a mounting chorus of critics claims that play therapy lacks demonstrated treatment efficacy. These complaints are not invalid. Clinical research has only begun. Extensive studies by developmental researchers have, however, strongly supported the importance of play for children. Much knowledge is being accumulated about the ways in which play is involved in the development of cognitive, affective, and personality processes that are crucial for adaptive functioning. However, there has been a yawning gap between research findings and useful suggestions for practitioners. Play in Child Development and Psychotherapy represents the first effort to bridge the gap and place play therapy on a firmer empirical foundation. Sandra Russ applies sophisticated contemporary understanding of the role of play in child development to the work of mental health professionals who are trying to design intervention and prevention programs that can be empirically evaluated. Never losing sight of the complex problems that face child therapists, she integrates clinical and developmental research and theory into a comprehensive, up-to-date review of current approaches to conceptualizing play and to doing both therapeutic play work with children and the assessment that necessarily precedes and accompanies it.

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Using Circle Time for Phse and Citizenship: A Year S Plan for Key Stage 2 Teachers

  10/02/2012       Dimavolt      0 Comments

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Using Circle Time for Phse and Citizenship: A Year S Plan for Key Stage 2 Teachers
 
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Daphne Gutteridge

Imagine having a year s worth of lesson plans at your fingertipsPHSE and Citizenship in Circle Time is an invaluable resource for teachers and classroom assistants. Covering the PHSE/citizenship national curriculum for key stage 2 this practical companion provides a year s worth of circle time sessions with photocopiable assessment sheets.Based on the extensive teaching experience of Daphne Gutteridge and Viv Smith, the user-friendly lesson plans enable the teacher to confidently tackle areas including:developing self confidence preparing to play an active role as citizens developing a safe, healthy lifestyle respecting the differences between people.Each lesson is linked to the Every Child Matters outcomes and the SEAL initiative (Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning) Opportunities for assessment and follow-up work are clearly built into each lesson and pupils are encouraged to review their own learning.This useful book is for practitioners who really want to make a difference in the classroom and are committed to stimulating pupils to think about issues on a personal level, in their community and globally.

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O Estranho Caso das Rosas Vermelhas

  10/02/2012       mishka60      0 Comments

Tanto quanto era humanamente possível, ele tentou esquecer Suzanne. Por vezes, conseguia paz por algumas horas ou dormir toda a noite. Era o único modo de se mover, de viver cada dia.Ainda a amava ou apenas a odiava? Nunca podia ter a certeza. Era tão bela, com aqueles olhos brilhantes e trocistas, aquela nuvem de cabelo negro, aqueles lábios que eram capazes de sorrir tão acolhedoramente ou mostrar aborrecimento com tanta facilidade como uma criança a quem negaram um rebuçado.Ela estava sempre no seu espírito, tal como no último momento de vida, escarnecendo dele, virando-lhe depois as costas.E agora, quase onze anos mais tarde, Kerry McGrath não deixaria descansar Suzanne. Perguntas e mais perguntas! Era intolerável. Tinha de ser detida.«Deixai que os mortos enterrem os mortos. É o que diz o velho ditado», pensou ele, e ainda é correcto. Ela seria detida, custasse o que custasse.

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Next Wave Cultures: Feminism, Subcultures, Activism

  10/02/2012       unikumas      0 Comments

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Next Wave Cultures: Feminism, Subcultures, Activism
 
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Anita Harris

Whereas once young womens feminist activism could be easily identified, today this resistance seems obscure, transitory, and disorganized. In Next Wave Cultures, established and emerging scholars provide an interdisciplinary examination of young womens multilayered lives. This collection demonstrates that young women have new ways of taking on politics and culture that may not be recognizable under more traditional paradigms, but deserve to be identified as socially engaged and potentially transformative nonetheless. Exploring the ways in which girls various cultural pursuits are tied to identity formation and relate to issues of class, sexuality, ethnicity, religion, ability, and, gender, Next Wave Cultures highlights both the limitations and opportunities afforded by globalization of youth consumer culture. This valuable collection is a necessary read across disciplines-especially to those in the fields of education, gender and cultural studies, sociology, and psychology.

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The Horrors of the Half-Known Life: Male Attitudes Toward Women and Sexuality in 19th. Century America

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The Horrors of the Half-Known Life: Male Attitudes Toward Women and Sexuality in 19th. Century America
 
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G.J. Barker-Benfield

With an updated introduction, the revolutionary book that changed our understanding of the history of gender in America is now back in print. Controversial and considered ahead of its time, The Horrors of the Half-Known Life is a startling portrait of male attitudes toward masculinity, women, and sexuality in nineteenth-century America. Through an examination of the elimination of midwivery, the origins of gynecology--a horrifying history--and general attitudes and advice about sexuality, Barker-Benfield brilliantly illuminates the state of manhood and misogyny in nineteenth-century America. Now a classic in the field, The Horrors of the Half-Known Life is an important foundational text in the construction of masculinity, female identity, and the history of midwivery.

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