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Early Christian Dress: Gender, Virtue, and Authority

  10/02/2012       kallmen      0 Comments

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Early Christian Dress: Gender, Virtue, and Authority
 
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Kristi Upson-Saia

Early Christian Dress is the first full-length monograph on the subject of dress in early Christianity. It pays attention to the ways in which dress expressed and shaped Christian identity, the role dress played in Christians rivalries with pagan neighbours, and especially to the ways in which notions of gender were culled and revised in the process. Although many scholars have argued that gender in late antiquity was a performed and embodied category, few have paid attention to the ways in which dress and physical appearances were implicated in the understanding of femininity and masculinity. This study addresses that gap, revealing the amount of sartorial work necessary to secure stable gender categories in the worlds of early Imperial pagans and late ancient Christians.This study analyzes several vigorous discussions and debates that arose over Christian women s dress. It examines how Christians interpreted their dress especially the dress of female ascetics as evidence of Christianity s advanced morality and piety, a morality and piety that was coded masculine. Yet even Christian leaders who championed ascetic women s ability to achieve a degree of virility in terms of their virtue and spiritual status were troubled when ascetics dress threatened to materially dissolve gender categories, difference, and hierarchies. In the end, the study enables us to gain a broader view of how gender was constructed, perceived, and contested in early Christianity.

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Hoaley Inexplicable(Hoale Construction Mystery #3)

  10/02/2012       AvatarGun      0 Comments

The Hoale Construction gang has taken on the task of bringing Bobby’s Gym into the twenty-first century. But the dead guy hanging from the new lat machine is putting a serious crimp in their timeline. When Bobby becomes the number one suspect for the murder, Adam and the gang are forced to try and clear him. But who is the guy? And was Bobby really the last one to see him alive? Questions only seem to multiply the deeper they dig. Until they uncover a connection with a group of thugs who call themselves the Indiana Mobsters. Things just continue to spiral downward from there.

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Только обгон

  10/02/2012       zoom11      0 Comments

Повести и рассказы сборника посвящены различным темам - космической, биологической, нравственно-эстетической и т.д. Герои их совершают свои фантастические приключения не только в межзвездных просторах, но и за письменным столом как искатели знаний и открыватели новых истин науки будущего. В сборник вошли повести и рассказы Они же деревянные, Ия, или Вторник для романтики, Крылья Гарпии, Только обгон, Чудак человек.Содержание:Георгий Гуревич. Они же деревянные (рассказ), с. 3-18Георгий Гуревич. Чудак человек (рассказ), с. 19-88Георгий Гуревич. Ия, или Вторник для романтики (повесть о дружбе, любви и кибернетике), с. 89-118Георгий Гуревич. Крылья Гарпии (повесть), с. 119-186Георгий Гуревич. Только обгон (по мотивам мемуаров йийита Гэя), с. 187-207

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Directory of State Court Clerks and County Courthouses 2014 Edition: State Court Clerks, County Courthouses, State Court Web Sites

  10/02/2012       kastal      0 Comments

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Directory of State Court Clerks and County Courthouses 2014 Edition: State Court Clerks, County Courthouses, State Court Web Sites
 
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Brian Beth

The Directory of State Court Clerks and County Courthouses includes information such as names, addresses, and phone numbers for supreme court, appellate court, and trial court clerks, on a state-by-state basis. In addition, find organizational charts for each states judicial system, which provides a quick overview of the states trial and appellate courts, plus useful directory information for state supreme court chief justices and members of the court, supreme court clerks, and court administrators.

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Abnormal Child Psychology: A Developmental Perspective

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Abnormal Child Psychology: A Developmental Perspective
 
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Linda Wilmshurst

Abnormal Child Psychology: A Developmental Perspective is intended for undergraduate and Masters-level students enrolled in courses in Abnormal Child and Adolescent Psychology. Written from a developmental perspective, the book is organized around five prominent and recurring themes: the course of normal development proceeds in an orderly and predictable direction; maladaptive behaviors represent deviations from the normal path; maladaptive behavior is represented by a continuum of severity (symptoms, syndromes, disorders) based on the degree to which behaviors deviate from the norm; individual, interpersonal, contextual and cultural factors interact in a reciprocal way to influence normal development and abnormal deviations; theoretical input from diverse perspectives can guide our understanding of underlying processes that precipitate and maintain behaviors and the different developmental pathways that might result.The text provides students with a learning model which incorporates three essential cornerstones, which are pivotal to understanding child and adolescent psychopathology: the K3 paradigm that consists of knowledge of developmental expectations, knowledge of the sources of influence, and knowledge of the theoretical models. Each chapter opens with a case illustration to highlight the themes of the material that follows. The chapters conclude with a Summary Review, Glossary of New Terms and a Set of Review Questions.

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Tourism and Development in the Third World

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Tourism and Development in the Third World
 
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John Lea

What is the thruth behind the paradise beaches in travel brocures? What can a developing country do when one exotic holiday seems much like another, when political instability or environmental disaster can deter tourist for years, when the tourism industry slips into foreign control?Tourism and Development in the Third World assess the diverse social, economic, and environmental factors which impact on the Third World. Illustrating the analysis with cases which range across tourism in game parks, sex tours and the after-efects of political turmoil, the book explores ways of managing tourism as a resource and evaluates its long-term contribution towards national development.

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The Diary of Alice Mary: A Factual Childhood Diary Written During the World War II Years by Joe Connally for His Young Motherless Child with Quotations Throughout This Book from the Handwritten Personal Journal of Joe Connally

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The Diary of Alice Mary: A Factual Childhood Diary Written During the World War II Years by Joe Connally for His Young Motherless Child with Quotations Throughout This Book from the Handwritten Personal Journal of Joe Connally
 
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Alice Mary Connally Fisk

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Ce qui nous lie

  10/02/2012       tinwer      0 Comments

« Jai longtemps voulu être unique.Mais quy a-t-il de plus rassurant que le semblable ? »Alice a un don. Elle a la capacité de voir les liens entre les individus. Les attaches lui apparaissent sous forme de fils lumineux, qui tissent une cartographie des relations affectives. Impossible dexpliquer lorigine de ce phénomène. Manifestation surnaturelle ? Hallucination ? La jeune femme a appris � vivre avec dans le plus grand secret. Cest alors quelle rencontre Raphaêl, son nouveau manager. La voil� qui séprend du seul homme dont elle ne peut voir les liens...

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Reputation Management Revised Edition

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Reputation Management Revised Edition
 
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Elearn

Stuck for ideas, inspiration or just want to work differently? Management Extra brings all the best management thinking together in one package. The books are practical and well structured to provide an in depth treatment of these management topics. Titles in the series: * Business Environment * Change Management * Development for High Performance * Effective Communications * Financial Management * Information and Knowledge Management * Leadership and Management in Organisations * Leading Teams * Making Sense of Data and Information * Managing Markets and Customers * Managing for Results * Managing Health, Safety and Working Environment * Managing Legal and Ethical Principles * Managing Yourself * Positive Working Relationships * Project Management * Quality and Operations Management * Reaching Your Goals Through Innovation * Recruitment and Selection * Reputation Management The series fuses key theories and concepts with applied activities to help managers examine how they work in practice. The books are created with individuals in mind. They are designed to help you improve your management skills. Management Extra can also be used in conjunction with management programmes of study aligned to standards. Each of the books has case studies, self assessments and activities all underpinned by knowledge and understanding of the frameworks and techniques required to improve performance. Management Extra provides managers and trainers with a handbook for action and development. You found it what a find! A practical resource packed with all the relevant theory and suggested activities to support your professional development. An essential resource to have at your fingertips, jump in and enjoy.--Russell Jeans, Learning and Development Manager, ntl All the essential concepts are here, presented in an easily digestible format with lots of up to date case studies and references but, most importantly, with plenty of thought provoking activities and self-diagnostic exercises to make the learning personal and transferable.--Peter Manning, Head of Training & Development, News International Newspapers Ltd

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Hideous Progeny: Disability, Eugenics, and Classic Horror Cinema(Film and Culture)

  10/02/2012       kashime      0 Comments

Twisted bodies, deformed faces, aberrant behavior, and abnormal desires characterized the hideous creatures of classic Hollywood horror, which thrilled audiences with their sheer grotesqueness. Most critics have interpreted such traits as symptoms of sexual repression, or as metaphors for other kinds of marginalized identities, but Angela M. Smith conducts a richer investigation into the periods social and cultural preoccupations. Presenting an altogether different reading, she finds in the narrative and spectacle of classic 1930s horror a fascination with eugenics and physical and cognitive debility, heightened by viewers own desire for visions of vulnerability and transformation.

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