In mapping out the field of human rights for those studying and researching within both humanities and social science disciplines, the Handbook of Human Rights not only provides a solid foundation for the reader who wants to learn the basic parameters of the field, but also promotes new thinking and frameworks for the study of human rights in the twenty-first century.The Handbook comprises over sixty individual contributions from key figures around the world, which are grouped according to eight key areas of discussion:foundations and critiques;new frameworks for understanding human rights;world religious traditions and human rights;social, economic, group, and collective rights;critical perspectives on human rights organizations, institutions, and practices;law and human rights;narrative and aesthetic dimension of rights;geographies of rights.In its presentation and analysis of the traditional core history and topics, critical perspectives, human rights culture, and current practice, this Handbook proves a valuable resource for all students and researchers with an interest in human rights.
Harcourt School Publishers
Barry M. Dumas
Nationwide, and indeed worldwide, there has been a growing awareness of the importance of access to information. Accordingly, information technology (IT), broadly defined and its role beyond the internal workings of businesses has leapt into the social consciousness.Diving into the Bitstream distinguishes itself by weaving together the concepts and conditions of IT. What distinguishes these trends is their focus on the impacts of IT on societies, and the responsibilities of IT s creators and users. The author pulls together important, often complex issues in the relationships among information, information technologies, and societal constructs.The text explores a synopsis of these issues that are foundations for further consideration.
Mud Heaven is a collection of short stories. There are stories to make you laugh, to make you cry, to entertain you and to inform you. If you enjoy having a dog around, you are bound to enjoy this collection. If you arent accustomed to having a dog around, then some of these stories may even mystify you. This book has reading flexibility. The stories are presented to you in the order the author chose; however, they may be read in any order you choose. Go ahead. Pick up the book, open it to any story and start reading. You will be hooked and find yourself needing to read one more and then, one more. All too soon the last story will have been read, leaving you looking for more. Just like good potato chips, you wont be satisfied with one.
Nu citesc numai ficţiune, ci şi cărţi despre sănătate şi dietă – de cartea lui Valentin auzisem mai demult şi eram destul de curioasă s-o citesc, însă pentru mine a fost oarecum o dezamăgire. Poate pentru cineva care n-a mai citit cărţi de tipul ăsta Stil de viață, nu dietă! se poate dovedi interesantă, însă eu n-am găsit nimic nou acolo.http://www.oviatabuna.ro/2015/02/alte...
For Peter Sloterdijk, Friedrich Nietzsche represents nothing short of a catastrophe in the history of language -- a new evangelist for a linguistics of narcissistic jubilation. Nietzsche offered a philosophical declaration of independence from humility, a meeting-point of sobriety and megalomania that for Sloterdijk has come to define the very project of philosophy.Yet for all the significance of this language-event named Nietzsche, Nietzsches contributions have too often been elided and the contradictions at the root of his philosophy too often edited out. As Sloterdijk observes, Never has an author so insisted on distinction and yet attracted such vulgarity. Nietzsche Apostle, drawn from a speech Sloterdijk gave in 2000 on the hundredth anniversary of Nietzsches death, looks at the ways in which Nietzsche has been branded over the years through selective compilation, and at the ways in which Nietzsche turned himself into a brand -- a brand announced by his proclaimed fifth Gospel, Thus Spoke Zarathustra. For Sloterdijk, the focus should not be on the figure of Zarathustra or on the will to power often used as a kind of philosophical shorthand to sum up Nietzsches work, but on Zarathustras act of speaking itself. Nietzsche Apostle offers a brief history of self-praise and self-affirmation, an examination of the evolution of boasting (both by God and by man), and a very original approach to Nietzsche, philosophys first designer brand of individualism.
Between Cultures considers the position of young Asians in Britain in relation to education, employment, housing, the police and the responses they encounter from these institutions. It explores the cultural issues of family, marriage, religion and mother tongue, and the roles of Asian parents and the Asian community are analysed. Muhammad Anwar goes on to compare the situation of young Asians with that of young people generally, and to those in similar circumstances but with different backgrounds and religions.
A must read for those seeking high standards for all students. With unusual insight, the authors address the major issues, offering inspirational examples of schools that succeed. --Jerome T. Murphy, professor and dean, Harvard Graduate School of Education This timely, tough-minded book shows how American public schools can be saved by instituting high standards for academic achievement. It explains not just what the standards movement is about and why it is important, but also what it will take to bring every student up to high standards, no matter where that student starts. Tucker and Codding focus on empowering both students and adults by giving students the gift of high expectations and by giving school professionals the information, skills, authority and resources needed to do the job. They advocate building a standards-based instructional system, creating a results-oriented culture devoted to continuous improvement, and making the institution and the people in it accountable for reaching the goals set by the standards.
This faced paced, novel will show how the underlying loyalty of an up and coming diva, is challenged making her display her true face of the game Chelle is a true go-getter that will stop at nothing to get what she wants. Intelligent, beautiful, and charismatic, she is always the life of the party enjoying the night life that Atlanta has to offer. Even though she is faced on a daily basis with jealousy and drama from family and friends, this does not stop Chelle from achieving her dream, and graduating from college. On her way to this prestigious occasion, demons from her boyfriend Chips past resurfaces, during a routine traffic stop changing her life forever. As the drama, secrets, and lies become unraveled, Chelle is faced with a deadly ultimatum. This fast paced, novel will show how the underlying loyalty of an up and coming diva, is challenged making her display her true face of the game..