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• Author :_Cynthia M. Duncan
• Pages :_328 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_0300210515
• ISBN-13 :_9780300210514

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• Description : First published in 1999, Worlds Apart examined the nature of poverty through the stories of real people in three remote rural areas of the United States: New England, Appalachia, and the Mississippi Delta. In this new edition, Duncan returns to her original research, interviewing some of the same people as well as some new key informants. Duncan provides powerful new insights into the dynamics of poverty, politics, and community change. "Duncan, through in-depth investigation and interviews, concludes that only a strong civic culture, a sense among citizens of community and the need to serve that community, can truly address poverty. . . . Moving and troubling. Duncan has created a remarkable study of the persistent patterns of poverty and power."—Kirkus Reviews "The descriptions of rural poverty in Worlds Apart are interesting and read almost like a novel."—Choice [...] by Publisher : 'Yale University Press'

Worlds Apart

1988-10-28 | History


• Author :_Jean-Christophe Agnew
• Pages :_280 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9780521379106
• ISBN-13 :_0521379105

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• Description : Worlds Apart traces the history of our concepts of the marketplace and the theater and the ways in which these concepts are bound together. Focusing on Britain and America in the years 1550-1750, the book discusses the forms and conventions that structured both commerce and theater. Drawing on a variety of disciplines and documents, Professor Agnew illuminates one of the most fascinating chapters in the formation of Anglo-American market culture. [...] by Publisher : 'Cambridge University Press'



• Author :_Azi Ahmed
• Pages :_336 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_1849549370
• ISBN-13 :_9781849549370

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• Description : By the age of twelve, Azi Ahmed had been fully trained in all the skills her mother thought necessary to become the perfect housewife: knitting, sewing and sitting pretty. Little did she know that a rather different sort of training lay in her future. With no military experience, physically slight and, before entering Chelsea Barracks, socially isolated, Azi suddenly finds herself in selection training with eleven other girls and 200 men, all hoping to become part of the British Army's most elite fighting force - the SAS. She soon realises the physical challenge is the least of her worries. Deep-rooted ethnic and gender prejudices abound and Azi is faced with trying to defend her religion and culture within a regimented and hostile environment, a situation that is not helped by the events of 9/11. While Azi deals with non-halal ration packs, squaddie drinking culture and the most rigorous tests of mental and physical strength, her parents, completely unaware of her double life, are still trying to find her a suitable boy to marry. With the two most important institutions in her life at loggerheads, Azi is forced to choose - but will either be enough? Worlds Apart is the incredible true story of the most violent of culture clashes, of one woman's fight not only to be 'the best of the best', but to remain true to herself in the process. [...] by Publisher : 'Biteback Publishing'



• Author :_Swanee Hunt
• Pages :_262 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_0822349752
• ISBN-13 :_9780822349754

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• Description : Tells of a well-meaning foreign policy establishment often deaf to the voices of everyday people [...] by Publisher : 'Duke University Press'



• Author :_Dunja M. Mohr
• Pages :_320 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_0786421428
• ISBN-13 :_9780786421428

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• Description : "Suzette Haden Elgin's Native Tongue trilogy, Suzy McKee Charna's Holdfast series, and Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's tale are analyzed within the context of this this subgenre of "transgressive utopian dystopias." Analysis focuses particularly on how t [...] by Publisher : 'McFarland'



• Author :_Norman Geisler, William D. Watkins
• Pages :_308 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_1592441262
• ISBN-13 :_9781592441266

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• Description : Those looking for a compendium of the major world views, written from a Christian perspective, need look no further. Comprehensive and readable, well organized and up to date, 'Worlds Apart' stands alone. After introducing the meaning and function of a world view, the authors explore the seven major world views of our day -- theism, atheism, pantheism, pantheism, deism, finite godism, and polytheism. They delineate the varieties within each view, analyze the beliefs of its major representatives, and outline and evaluate its basic tenets. The authors present the seven world views in such a way that one can compare and contrast these views. ÒIt is our hope,Ó they write, Òthat [readers] will carefully consider all the options and then decide, even if it means discarding the world view [they] now have.Ó In this revised edition the authors have updated the text and bibliography, rewritten several sections, and included suggested readings for each world view. Like the original edition, published in 1984, this volume contains a glossary of terms and an index of subjects and names. [...] by Publisher : 'Wipf and Stock Publishers'



• Author :_Majid Tehranian, Toda Institute for Global Peace and Policy Research
• Pages :_236 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9781860644443
• ISBN-13 :_1860644449

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• Description : This volume (the first of three) focuses on the problems of security in the Asia Pacific regions and concentrates on, for example, the economic diversity between the richest and poorest countries in the world. [...] by Publisher : 'I.B.Tauris'



• Author :_Daniel Miller
• Pages :_288 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_1134840942
• ISBN-13 :_9781134840946

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• Description : Worlds Apart is concerned with one of the new futures of anthropology, namely the advances in technologies which r eate an imagination of new global and local forms. It also analyses studies of the consumption of these forms and attempts to go beyond the assumptions that consumption either localises or fails to effect global forms and images. Several of the chapters are written by anthropologists who have specialised in material culture studies and who examine the new forms, especially television and mass commodities, as well as some new uses of older forms, such as the body. The book also considers the ways in which people are increasingly not the primary creators of these images but have become secondary consumers. [...] by Publisher : 'Routledge'



• Author :_Patrick Dias, Aviva Freedman, Peter Medway, Anthony Par‚
• Pages :_266 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_1135691401
• ISBN-13 :_9781135691400

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• Description : Worlds Apart: Acting and Writing in Academic and Workplace Contexts offers a unique examination of writing as it is applied and used in academic and workplace settings. Based on a 7-year multi-site comparative study of writing in different university courses and matched workplaces, this volume presents new perspectives on how writing functions within the activities of various disciplines: law and public administration courses and government institutions; management courses and financial institutions; social-work courses and social-work agencies; and architecture courses and architecture practice. Using detailed ethnography, the authors make comparisons between the two types of settings through an understanding of how writing is operative within the particularities of these settings. Although the research was initially established to further understanding of the relationships between writing in academic and workplace settings, it has evolved to examining writing as it is embedded in both types of settings--where social relationships, available tools, and historical, cultural, temporal, and physical location are all implicated in complex ways in the decisions people make as writers. Readers of this volume will discover that the uniqueness of each setting makes salient different aspects of writers and writing, resulting in complex, and potentially unsettling implications for writing theory and the teaching of writing. [...] by Publisher : 'Routledge'

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