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Black Masculinity and Sexual Politics

  10/02/2012       Silver9325      0 Comments

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Black Masculinity and Sexual Politics
 
by
Anthony J. Lemelle Jr.

As I was reading it, I missed some active implication of the narrator on the terms being discussed. Lemelles work is essentially plain and merely descriptive except for, possibly, its very last paragraph, and it palpably lacks of a purpose other than unveiling, in an objective way, the reality that black masculinites are forced to endure. Although its evident lack of emotion and activism, it contains some interesting notions.

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Portofino(Calvin Becker Trilogy #1)

  10/02/2012       Halushka      0 Comments

Some kids told lies to be special. Calvin told lies to be normal. The son of a missionary family, he looks forward all year to summer vacation in Portofino--especially since hell once again have the chance to see his beloved Jennifer. But even in this seductive seaside town in Italy, the Beckers cant really relax. Calvins father could slip into a Bad Mood and start hurling potted plants at any time. His mother has an embarrassing habit of trying to convert pagans on the beach. And his sister keeps a ski sweater and miniature Bible in her luggage just in case the Russians invade and send them to Siberia. Dad says everything is part of Gods plan. But this summer, Calvin has some plans of his own. From the author of Saving Grandma, this delightful coming-of-age novel will bring a smile of recognition to anyone whos ever been embarrassed by their parents.

Political Science

Indigenous Nations and Modern States: The Political Emergence of Nations Challenging State Power

  10/02/2012       multiorg      0 Comments

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Indigenous Nations and Modern States: The Political Emergence of Nations Challenging State Power
 
by
Rudolph C Ryser

Indigenous peoples throughout the world tenaciously defend their lands, cultures, and their lives with resilience and determination. They have done so generation after generation. These are peoples who make up bedrock nations throughout the world in whose territories the United Nations says 80 percent of the world s life sustaining biodiversity remains. Once thought of as remnants of a human past that would soon disappear in the fog of history, indigenous peoples as we now refer to them have in the last generation emerged as new political actors in global, regional and local debates. As countries struggle with economic collapse, terrorism and global warming indigenous peoples demand a place at the table to decide policy about energy, boundaries, traditional knowledge, climate change, intellectual property, land, environment, clean water, education, war, terrorism, health and the role of democracy in society.In this volume Rudolph C. Ryser describes how indigenous peoples transformed themselves from anthropological curiosities into politically influential voices in domestic and international deliberations affecting everyone on the planet. He reveals in documentary detail how since the 1970s indigenous peoples politically formed governing authorities over peoples, territories and resources raising important questions and offering new solutions to profound challenges to human life.

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Ride-Along

  10/02/2012       felipizinho      0 Comments

Trey Powers never killed a cop before. Never had to. But after his cousin Jimmy has been framed and murdered by Officer Karla Cheng, one of Hafton Police Department’s finest, Trey has no choice.He must avenge Jimmy’s death, one way or another.To get closer to his quarry, Trey joins the police department’s Citizen Action Team, and when a rival team member is killed, fingers point at Trey.Now, he’s the hunted one, and the harrowing race is on: Can Trey bring Cheng to justice before she frames him for murder?Or does something even worse?Ultimately, Trey finds his life in jeopardy—along with the lives of those he loves—after embarking on a terrifying ride-along with Jimmy’s cold-blooded murderer.Trey Powers never killed a cop before. Never had to.********************************************************RIDE-ALONG is a full-length novel of suspense, approximately 78K words.ABOUT THE AUTHORZak Allen also wrote FIRST TIME KILLER (thriller) and THE TASTE (horror/thriller), both ebook originals.Zak Allen is the darker pseudonym of Alan Orloff, author of the Agatha Award finalist DIAMONDS FOR THE DEAD and the Last Laff Mystery series (KILLER ROUTINE, DEADLY CAMPAIGN), from Midnight Ink. Visit him at www.alanorloff.com

Political Science

الفتنة الكبرى- عثمان #1(الفتنة الكبرى #1)

  10/02/2012       milaref      0 Comments

لا يُعدُّ وصفها ﺑ «الفتنة الكبرى» ضربًا من التهويل، فقد كادت الفتنة التي بدأت في عهد الخليفة الراشد «عثمان» وامتدَّت إلى خلافة «عليٍّ وبنيه» أن تعصف بالدولة الإسلامية، وما زالت وتبعاتها محلَّ دارسة؛ فقد تناولتها العديد من الأقلام محاولةً الوصول إلى بئر الحقيقة. وكان من أبرز هؤلاء «طه حسين» الذي حاول بأسوبه الأدبيِّ أن يناقش إحدى أخطر قضايا التاريخ الإسلاميِّ وأكثرها حساسية. وقد سعى المؤلِّف إلى اتِّباع مذهب «الحياد التاريخيِّ» بين الفريقين، والتجرُّد من كل هوًى أو مَيْلٍ؛ ساعيًا إلى إبراز الأسباب الحقيقية وراء الفتنة التي أدَّت إلى مقتل عثمان، معتمدًا على تحليلاتٍ لواقع المجتمع الإسلاميِّ آنذاك. وكالعادة؛ فقد أثارت آراؤه موجةً عنيفةً من الانتقادات الممتدة حتى اليوم، بينما أثنى عليه فريقٌ آخرُ ممَّن رأوا في منهجه واستنتاجاته إنصافًا وتلمُّسًا للحق

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Black Thunder

  10/02/2012       elvenelder94      0 Comments

In Lawmans Heart, Larry Traynor is driving a stage with his shotgun guard, Sam Whitney, the man who has been his mentor in life, when a hold-up occurs. Sam is shot dead. Traynor is determined to bring the thief to justice, but then fate intervenes. Although he does not recognize the symptoms, or what they mean, Traynor is suffering from heart failure. He is deputized to give pursuit even though, given his condition, it can only lead to his ruin.Joe Palmer in White-Water Sam had been a deck hand on the Thomas Drayton before the railroad came. Now the fine river boat is permanently moored in Lake Bennett, useless to her owner, because the only chance for a future is to get her downstream through the impossible rapids of Miles Canyon. Sam Bridgeman once tried to shoot those rapids with a river boat, the Denver Belle. He knew that the only way to do it was to ride the very center of the rapids, but the Denver Belle turned sideways and smashed against the rocks. The experience affected Sams mind. Now Larry Decatur arrives with enough money to buy the Thomas Drayton, but he knows nothing about river boats and certainly cannot hope to run the rapids in Miles Canyon by himself.In Black Thunder, Dan Harrigan and Angus MacTee are partners in a mining claim. What divides them in Kate Malone. They both love her, but she loves only one of them, and has gone into hiding. MacTee learns her whereabouts, and heads out, with Dan Harrigan in pursuit.

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Fun with Paper

  10/02/2012       Shaman1234      0 Comments

Readers will learn how to make animal masks, fruity fridge magnets, and many other fun projects from this imaginative book on paper crafts. Step-by-step instructions and detailed photographs ensure that each craft is easily understood. Full of enough diverse projects to capture the imagination of any reader, students will remain engaged as they discover how fun a plain piece of paper can be.

Political Science

Social Democracy and European Integration: The Politics of Preference Formation

  10/02/2012       yxxxa1      0 Comments

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Social Democracy and European Integration: The Politics of Preference Formation
 
by
Dionyssis G. Dimitrakopoulos

What kind of Europe do social democratic parties prefer? What is the origin of their preferences? Are they shaped by interests, institutions or ideas? If so, how? Why do social democratic political parties respond differently to the crucial question of the future of the European Union? While many social democratic parties initially opposed European integration either in principle or because of the form it took, gradually they came to lend their full, though often critical, support to it. Despite this evolution, important differences between them have remained.This book examines the preferences of social democratic parties in Germany, France, the UK, Sweden and Greece towards European integration, in comparative perspective. Using a variety of sources, including interviews with key party officials, the contributors explore what kind of Europe these parties want, and seek to explain the formation and evolution of these preferences over time. They examine the interplay of national peculiarities and cross-national factors and their impact on preferences on European integration. In addition to highlighting the role of party leaders, they reveal that, far from being united on European integration, these parties disagree with each other in part because they have retreated to varying degrees from key social democratic principles.Making an important contribution to the scholarship on preference formation and the research that links the European Union with the nation state, it will be of interest to students and scholars of the EU, comparative politics and political parties.

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