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  • Janet Sharistanian

    Published by Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, Westport, 1987

    ISBN 10: 031325768XISBN 13: 9780313257681

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    Hardcover. Condition: new. Hardcover. The eight essays in this volume explore the public, or extra-domestic, lives of women, examining the connections between their activities in the public and private domains. The purpose underlying this theme is twofold: first, to counteract the common tendency to ignore the influence of women outside of the home, and second, to test some generalizations about women's status and social roles which have developed from feminist scholarship. Taking as a starting point the model of cultural anthropologist Michelle Z. Rosaldo, which suggests that asymmetry between the roles of men and women stems not from biology but from social custom, the contributors go on to discuss and question various aspects of this theory. The eight essays in this volume explore the public, or extra-domestic, lives of women, examining the connections between their activities in the public and private domains. Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability.


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  • Constance E. Crooker

    Published by Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, Westport, 2003

    ISBN 10: 0313321744ISBN 13: 9780313321740

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    Hardcover. Condition: new. Hardcover. Roots of the gun control debate date back to our country's founding. Attorney Constance Crooker traces this debate from its origin to the present day. Narrative chapters examine the theories and rhetoric behind each side of this dispute and show the extent to which the rhetoric is or isn't supported by statistical records. A collection of quotes from pro and con politicians and activists illustrate the passionate nature of the gun control issue.Students will find a balanced, focused approach to landmark Supreme Court cases, gun control laws, gun rights groups, gun control advocates, and the fundamental controversies surrounding interpretations of the Second Amendment. This is an invaluable historical resource exploring an escalating debate in American society. Roots of the gun control debate date back to our country's founding. Attorney Constance Crooker traces this debate from its origin to the present day. Narrative chapters examine the theories and rhetoric behind each side of this dispute and show the extent to which the rhetoric is or isn't supported by statistical records. A collection of quotes from pro and con politicians and activists illustrate the passionate nature of the gun control issue. Students will find a balanced, focused approach to landmark Supreme Court cases, gun control laws, gun rights groups, gun control advocates, and the fundamental controversies surrounding interpretations of the Second Amendment. This is an invaluable historical resource exploring an escalating debate in American society. Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability.


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  • Friedrich August Lutz

    Published by Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, Westport, 1970

    ISBN 10: 0837111080ISBN 13: 9780837111087

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    Hardcover. Condition: new. Hardcover. Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability.


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  • U. Htin Aung

    Published by Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, Westport, 1978

    ISBN 10: 0313203814ISBN 13: 9780313203817

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    Hardcover. Condition: new. Hardcover. An attempt to study Burmese drama as a whole and from a modern critical standpoint. An attempt to study Burmese drama as a whole and from a modern critical standpoint. Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability.


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  • George Mirsky

    Published by Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, Westport, 1997

    ISBN 10: 0313300445ISBN 13: 9780313300448

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    Hardcover. Condition: new. Hardcover. This study, sponsored by the MacArthur Foundation and the London School of Economics and Political Science, analyzes the ethnopolitical situation in Russia and the other republics of the former Soviet Union, particularly the southern tier states. Respected Russian scholar Georgiy Mirsky provides an insider's look at the historical nature of the Russian and Soviet empires, the development of ethnic and nationalistic identities within those empires, and the present-day situation with regard to hot and cold ethnic conflicts within and around Russia. This important work will be of interest to scholars and policymakers in comparative politics, international relations, and Russian and Slavic studies. Respected Russian scholar Georgiy Mirsky provides an insider's look at the historical nature of the Russian and Soviet empires, the development of ethnic and nationalistic identities within those empires, and the present-day situation with regard to hot and cold ethnic conflicts within and around Russia. Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability.


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  • Norman L. Geisler

    Published by Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, Westport, 1990

    ISBN 10: 027593702XISBN 13: 9780275937027

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    Paperback. Condition: new. Paperback. This work is an introductory treatment of issues and options in social and bioethics which center on the end of life. Moreland and Geisler have attempted to simplify and summarize various end-of-life topics without being simplistic or caricaturing different viewpoints, even though the authors' own viewpoints are made perfectly clear. A comprehensive bibliography, glossary, and subject and author index make this a valuable textbook as well as a resource for further study.The major purpose of this book is to make the reader think more clearly and deeply about the important issues discussed between its covers. Beginning the work is an essay that introduces the dilemma of ethical decisions. The following chapters separately discuss the situations of abortion, infanticide, euthanasia, suicide, capital punishment, and war. The discussion concludes with a chapter of practical and theoretical guidance for making ethical decisions. A glossary, subject index, author index, and selected bibliography for each chapter make this a valuable text. This important work will not only appeal to experienced philosophers, but also to students of moral philosophy, theology, and ethics. A comprehensive bibliography, glossary, and subject and author index make this a valuable textbook as well as a resource for further study.The major purpose of this book is to make the reader think more clearly and deeply about the important issues discussed between its covers. Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability.


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  • Gregg Barak

    Published by Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, Westport, 1992

    ISBN 10: 0275944018ISBN 13: 9780275944018

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    Paperback. Condition: new. Paperback. According to current projections, the number of homeless in the United States will continue to swell in the 1990s unless more aggressive efforts to combat the problem are initiated. Based upon a thorough analysis of the underlying social and political causes of homelessness in this country, this study takes a hard look at the realities and misconceptions that surround the victims. Gregg Barak demonstrates how current public service programs inadequately address the issue, and proposes governmental policy changes that could prove beneficial.In an effort to dispel the myths that stereotype the homeless, this study places their plight within the continuing domestic and worldwide economic emergency and defines their demographics according to such factors as age, sex, race, health, and education. Barak's subsequent focus on the violence and criminality associated with the condition and treatment of the homeless uncovers controversial issues of injustice and constitutionality, and aims the discussion toward possible solutions for this burgeoning problem. Based on an analysis of the underlying social and political causes of homelessness in the USA, this study looks at the realities and misconceptions that surround the victims, argues that current public service programmes are inadequate and proposes policy changes that could prove beneficial. Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability.


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  • Minton F. Goldman

    Published by Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, Westport, 2009

    ISBN 10: 0275977536ISBN 13: 9780275977535

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    Paperback. Condition: new. Paperback. An expert analysis of current U.S.-Russian relations as they play out in central Asia in the aftermath of the attacks of 9/11.Rivalry in Eurasia: Russia, the United States, and the War on Terror looks at the increasingly stressful state of U.S.-Russian relations resulting from the prosecution of the war on terrorism, as well as positive and negative effects of the U.S.-Russian rivalry on the leadership in each of the five Central Asian republics: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.Rivalry in Eurasia begins by focusing on the key areas of contention between the United States and Russia in Central Asia, including American efforts to enlist help fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan, U.S. support for democratization, and attempts by each side to exert control over the region's vast energy reserves. The book then turns to the republics themselves to show how the Russian-U.S. rivalry is playing out in each one, including Russian diplomatic tactics aimed at protecting its "backyard" against slow but steady U.S. efforts to exert more influence in the region. An expert analysis of current U.S.-Russian relations as they play out in central Asia in the aftermath of the attacks of 9/11. Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability.

  • Vladimir Georgescu

    Published by Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, Westport, 1985

    ISBN 10: 0275916448ISBN 13: 9780275916442

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    Paperback. Condition: new. Paperback. Communist Romania is 40 years old--a long enough time span for judging the successes and failures of a regime. Headed by Dr. Vlad Georgescu, a group of Radio Free Europe analysts has tried to answer some of the questions that have emerged during this almost half-century of Communist impact on the East European country of Romania: the economic transformation, social changes, cultural, and intellectual developments. The Romanian case makes it clear that change and development do not always mean progress. Special attention has been given to Romania's foreign policy. Written by scholars with first-hand experience and knowledge in Romanian affairs, the book represents a much-needed contribution to the history of a regime generally treated with unusual generosity by Western scholars. Communist Romania is 40 years old--a long enough time span for judging the successes and failures of a regime. Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability.

  • Elaine S. Povich

    Published by Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, Westport, 2009

    ISBN 10: 1440835985ISBN 13: 9781440835988

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    Paperback. Condition: new. Paperback. A rebel and risk-taker from childhood, John McCainson and grandson of admiralsnevertheless chose to follow the traditional path marked out for him in the military. Nearly six years in a North Vietnamese prison tested his resolve and proved his extraordinary resilience and will to survive. Coming to Congress, McCain found that making his way in politics demanded a different set of survival skills, and he grew accustomed to the corridors of power while striving to keep his independence. This lively biography traces McCain's unlikely ascent to the verge of attaining the nation's highest office while never ceasing to challenge himself and others to serve a cause greater than self-interest. A rebel and risk-taker from childhood, John McCainson and grandson of admiralsnevertheless chose to follow the traditional path marked out for him in the military. Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability.

  • Donald E. Riggs

    Published by Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, Westport, 1988

    ISBN 10: 0897745329ISBN 13: 9780897745321

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    Paperback. Condition: new. Paperback. Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability.

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  • Karen A. Duncan

    Published by Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, Westport, 2004

    ISBN 10: 0313363218ISBN 13: 9780313363214

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    Paperback. Condition: new. Paperback. The traumatic affects of childhood sexual abuse can remain and recur throughout life for women who have not healed emotionally. This book by a family therapist shares stories from 18 women abused as children, explaining that healing can occur at any stage of life, and that healing, itself, occurs in stages. The author offers guidance to recognize the long-lingering potential affects of childhood sexual abuse including depression, anxiety, dissociation, and chronic shock, and she explains steps to take for recovery. Also presented are letters from women who have healed or are in recovery.Sexual abuse by men, juveniles, and female perpetrators is discussed, as is how children may act out the abusive behavior taught by perpetrators. The incidence of abuse by family members is also addressed. Duncan explains the dual dilemmamoral and legalthat women face in exposing a sexual perpetrator within the family when not protected by the legal system due to statutes of limitations. She also discusses controversial topics including false memory and disclosure of memory to the perpetrator. The traumatic affects of childhood sexual abuse can remain and recur throughout life for women who have not healed emotionally. This book by a family therapist shares stories from 18 women abused as children, explaining that healing can occur at any stage of life, and that healing, itself, occurs in stages. Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability.

  • Volker Franke

    Published by Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, Westport, 2002

    ISBN 10: 0275976122ISBN 13: 9780275976125

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    Paperback. Condition: new. Paperback. The end of the Cold War has brought about significant changes in the political, economic, social, and cultural structure of the international system. Absent a distinct enemy and the threat of global thermonuclear war, the United States today faces a host of new security challenges that require policymakers to make difficult decisions with significant domestic and international implications. The range of conflicting goals, expectations, and capabilities demands fresh solutions to international conflicts and civil unrest, new strategies for conducting peace support operations, and the preparation of America's forces for completing operational assignments under increasingly uncertain conditions. The case studies and exercises constructed for this book examine some of the most pertinent management, leadership, and accountability issues related to U.S. national security. Each case places readers at the center of difficult decisions, illustrates more general policy dilemmas, and is designed to stimulate discussion of those issues beyond the classroom. Cases highlight dilemmas at two levels: pertaining specifically to the case and pertaining to its larger policy implications.The absence of a one-sided argument, specific policy recommendations, or "logical" conclusions, enables readers to recognize the importance of the issues at hand and their greater policy implications and to discern lessons that might apply more generally to public policy, administration, and management. Particularly useful in courses dealing with national security, international relations, public/policy administration, civil-military relations, and organizational management. An instructor's manual is available upon request. The absence of a one-sided argument, specific policy recommendations, or logical conclusions, enables readers to recognize the importance of the issues at hand and their greater policy implications and to discern lessons that might apply more generally to public policy, administration, and management. Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability.

  • P.J. Budahn

    Published by Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, Westport, 2000

    ISBN 10: 0313360820ISBN 13: 9780313360824

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    Paperback. Condition: new. Paperback. For many young people weighing the pros and cons of joining the military, the details of what their lives would be like in uniform are often a mystery. How tough is boot camp really? How much freedom would I have? What is the fine print for pay and veterans benefits? This unique guide provides a mix of factual information and practical advice from the author of a half-dozen books that translate military-ese into simple English. Students, parents, and counselors can use this helpful guide to make informed decisions about whether or not military life is right for them.Delivered in a friendly style by Budahn, who draws upon 30 years' experience writing about the military for civilian publications, this volume looks at four different phases of the journey from civilian society into the military: making the decision to join, boot camp and the first years in uniform, the military as a long-term job, and veteran's benefits. Factual details, practical advice, stories from young people now on active duty, and even humor are sprinkled throughout its pages. Future service members will learn how the recruitment process works, what boot camp basics are, what the rules of the military are, what types of benefits to expect as a veteran, as well as a wealth of other details concerning this unique career choice. Such information as military pay, military abbreviations and acronyms, and major medals awarded is also included. Students, parents, and counselors can use this helpful guide to make informed decisions about whether or not military life is right for them. This unique guide provides a mix of factual information and practical advice from the author of a half-dozen books that translate military-ese into simple English. Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability.

  • William Luis

    Published by Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, Westport, 2000

    ISBN 10: 0313360952ISBN 13: 9780313360954

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    Paperback. Condition: new. Paperback. Cuba continues to loom large in U.S. consciousness and politics. Culture and Customs of Cuba is a much-needed resource to give students and other readers an in-depth view of our important island neighbor. Luis, of Cuban descent, provides detailed, clear insight into Cuban culture in its historical context. Religion, customs, economy, media, performing and creative arts, and cinema are some of the many topics discussed. Included in this discussion are contributions of Cubans in exile which Luis considers an inherent part of Cuban culture.Encouraging a wider understanding of Cuba, this volume describes and highlights the cultures and customs of the island. Cuba, as one will learn while reading this book, is an island of many cultural customs that have evolved out of a rich history. Presented in the context of three interrelated periods in Cuban history: the Colonial, the Republic, and Castro's Revolution, this book explores Cuba's dynamic culture. Luis also notes the spread of Cuban culture abroad, where a significant part of the Cuban population has lived since the earl 19th century. Students and others interested in this country will find this book to be extraordinarily helpful and informative. Included in this discussion are contributions of Cubans in exile which Luis considers an inherent part of Cuban culture.Encouraging a wider understanding of Cuba, this volume describes and highlights the cultures and customs of the island. Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability.

  • Dr. Toyin Falola

    Published by Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, Westport, 2000

    ISBN 10: 0313361096ISBN 13: 9780313361098

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    Paperback. Condition: new. Paperback. Nigeria, one of the largest and most important countries in Africa, is rich in traditions and customs, both indigenous and modern. Culture and Customs of Nigeria is the only concise, authoritative, and up-to-date discussion of Nigerian culture that introduces to a Western audience the complexity of its society and the emerging lifestyles among its various peoples. Students and other interested readers will learn about all major aspects of Nigerian culture and customs, including the land, peoples, and brief historical overview; religion and worldview; literature and media; art and architecture/housing; cuisine and traditional dress; gender, marriage, and family; social customs and lifestyles; and music and dance.Nigerians are proud of their diverse culture comprising more than 250 ethnic groups. Important changes in their economy and political system are helping them cope with challenges in the modern world. Culture and Customs of Nigeria illuminates a dynamic societyhow Nigerians today live, work, worship, interact, relax, and express themselves. Numerous photos, a chronology, and a glossary complement the text. Nigeria, one of the largest and most important countries in Africa, is rich in traditions and customs, both indigenous and modern. Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability.

  • Donald N. Clark

    Published by Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, Westport, 2000

    ISBN 10: 031336091XISBN 13: 9780313360916

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    Paperback. Condition: new. Paperback. For centuries, although strongly influenced by the Chinese, Koreans have maintained a unique civilization with their own language, social organization, food, national costume, political institutions, and customs. The disruptions of the 20th century have included a long and difficult period of foreign rule and a devastating civil war. However, Koreans continue to prize their traditional culture, and the younger generations have embraced Koreanness with a determination to assert Korea's place in the world. Culture and Customs of Korea artfully depicts the past and present in North and South Korea with chapters on the story of the Korean people, thought and religion, arts and literature, performing arts, daily life and folkways, life in a Korean village, life in urban Korean, and gender, marriage, and the lives of Korean women. A chronology and glossary supplement the text. Culture and Customs of Korea artfully depicts the past and present in North and South Korea with chapters on the story of the Korean people, thought and religion, arts and literature, performing arts, daily life and folkways, life in a Korean village, life in urban Korean, and gender, marriage, and the lives of Korean women. Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability.

  • Noriko Kamachi

    Published by Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, Westport, 1999

    ISBN 10: 0313360774ISBN 13: 9780313360770

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    Paperback. Condition: new. Paperback. Their society has been changing rapidly in modern times, yet for most Japanese, cultural traditions retain their importance in daily life. This volume highlights those traditional Japanese elements in modern society, providing an engaging examination of religious rituals, classic and modern literature, performing arts, fine arts and handicrafts, housing, clothing, women's roles and family life, holidays and festivals, and social customs. The book gives students a deeper understanding of Japan beyond popular stereotypes of an Asian economic powerhouse.Japan has undergone a radical transformation in the twentieth century. A highly traditional society has been supplanted by a high-tech one while retaining significant vestiges of the past. Culture and Customs of Japan captures the essence of the ordered Japanese experience in all its many facets. An introductory chapter provides a brief overview of the land, people, language, and history of Japan. Then a chapter on thought and religion illuminates Buddhism, Shinto, and how religion is incorporated into daily life. The book goes on to detail the riches of Japanese literature, performing arts such as kabuki, noh, and puppetry, and fine arts like calligraphy, ikebana (flower arranging), and chanoyu (tea ceremony). Architecture, cuisine, clothing, and the changing dynamics of women, marriage, and family are examined, along with leisure activities and entertainment such as sumo wrestling, martial arts, and manga (comics). A final chapter on social customs, including giftgiving and business protocol, rounds out this portrait of everyday life in contemporary Japan. This volume highlights those traditional Japanese elements in modern society, providing an engaging examination of religious rituals, classic and modern literature, performing arts, fine arts and handicrafts, housing, clothing, women's roles and family life, holidays and festivals, and social customs. Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability.

  • Patricia Cronin Marcello

    Published by Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, Westport, 2003

    ISBN 10: 0313361746ISBN 13: 9780313361746

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    Paperback. Condition: new. Paperback. The Dalai Lama is both the living conscience of the Tibetan people and an internationally respected human rights symbol. His high-profile appearances and books have fueled the surging popularity of Buddhism in the United States and throughout the West. This new, up-to-date biography provides insight into the curious and winning personality of the Dalai Lama as a boy and his wisdom as a man. The Buddhist spiritual worlds and the Dalai Lama's rarified role are engagingly and evenly presented.The Dalai Lama's story is revealed from his early family life to his experiences in the world, his education as the 14th incarnation of the Lama, his exile in India, and his current struggles to help Tibet regain its independence from China. Especially helpful is the clear historical overview of the Tibetan crisis after the Chinese invasion. A timeline and glossary also supplement the text. Though the book is written especially for high school students doing reports, it will also be of immense interest to general readers. The Dalai Lama's story is revealed from his early family life to his struggles for Tibet's independence from China. Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability.

  • Roy C. Boland

    Published by Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, Westport, 2000

    ISBN 10: 0313360979ISBN 13: 9780313360978

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    Paperback. Condition: new. Paperback. El Salvador, the smallest Hispanic country in the Western Hemisphere, has had a lion's share of international attention with its civil war of the 1980s. Culture and Customs of El Salvador is the best source for an authoritative, intriguing narrative overview of a country with an embattled history, from wars to devastating earthquakes. Students and general readers will find a sympathetic portrayal of the land, history, people, economy, religion, education, traditional culture and popular entertainment, literature, media, and the arts.El Salvador has been marginalized in Latin America and is still little-known outside of this region. Culture and Customs of El Salvador emphasizes the mixture of indigenous and Spanish heritage that colors the society. Boland brings special insight to the essential topics, from history to the arts. A chronology, glossary, and numerous photos enhance the text. As an up-to-date survey, the book brims with optimism for a better future with social, economic, and environmental reforms. This volume is crucial to understanding Salvadorans today and also the large numbers of Salvadoran immigrants who now live in the United States. El Salvador, the smallest Hispanic country in the Western Hemisphere, has had a lion's share of international attention with its civil war of the 1980s. Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability.

  • Mark Dinneen

    Published by Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, Westport, 2001

    ISBN 10: 031336110XISBN 13: 9780313361104

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    Paperback. Condition: new. Paperback. Venezuela, one of the least-known countries in Latin America, is brilliantly spotlighted in Culture and Customs of Venezuela. This oil-rich nation sustained a stable democracy until the economic downturn in the 1980s, and changes in the social and political spheres will bring the country under increasing scrutiny from the outside world. Dinneen captures the sharp contrasts and immense variety of modern Venezuela. Students and interested readers will find engaging and authoritative overviews of the land, people, and history; religions; social customs; media; cinema; literature; performing arts; and art and architecture.This work successfully portrays the country's cultural richness and diversity. Influences from the United States are inescapable, especially in Caracas, but many distinctive traditions are continued throughout the country, varying from region to region. Religious rituals and numerous festivals that take place in towns and villages and the vibrant music scene, all major expressions of the nation's social and cultural life, are just some of the highlights found herein. Numerous photos give witness to Venezuela's diverse culture and a chronology, and glossary supplement the text. Venezuela, one of the least-known countries in Latin America, is brilliantly spotlighted in Culture and Customs of Venezuela. This oil-rich nation sustained a stable democracy until the economic downturn in the 1980s, and changes in the social and political spheres will bring the country under increasing scrutiny from the outside world. Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability.

  • Alma M. Garcia

    Published by Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, Westport, 2002

    ISBN 10: 0313360626ISBN 13: 9780313360626

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    Paperback. Condition: new. Paperback. Mexican Americans are the fastest growing immigrant population in the U.S. and will continue to be significant contributors to the diverse social fabric of the country. This book examines the Mexican American cultural traditions, families, demographics, political participation, and societal impact. Despite their economic, social, and political struggles in this country, Mexican Americans have always believed in the American Dream. Yet they have retained many of their own cultural traditions while adapting to life in the North, These persistent ties are thoughtfully examined in chapters on the contemporary relations between Mexico and the United States, including the recurrent border problems.Providing historical background and tracing the journey made by generations of Mexican immigrants, this book emphasizes the post-1965 period of immigration reforms. Material from oral histories, autobiographies, and historical studies allow the reader to see how Mexican immigrants struggle in their everyday lives to achieve the American Dream, both today and tomorrow. Material from oral histories, autobiographies, and historical studies show how Mexican immigrants struggle in their everyday lives to achieve the American Dream. Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability.

  • Jacqueline Edmondson

    Published by Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, Westport, 2006

    ISBN 10: 0313361932ISBN 13: 9780313361937

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    Paperback. Condition: new. Paperback. Condoleezza Rice's story, her experiences, and her contributions to our society, offer a unique opportunity to consider the social and historical discourses of our times, both past and present. Rice, a descendent of slaves who rose to become one of the most influential women in the world, represents many of the hopes, conflicts, and questions that characterize the beginning of the 21st century in American society. Her story allows the telling of many others that have intersected with Rice's across the course of American history. The time period covered in this book (1954-2005) was a time of struggle for many in the United States and around the world. Civil rights, equal rights, the Cold War, civil wars, the war on drugs, illiteracy, and terrorism, all played out around the world as Rice moved into increasingly powerful and influential posts.By the time Condoleezza Rice was sworn in as the first African American woman to serve as Secretary of State, she was clearly one of the most powerful women in the world, a 'rock star' politician whose name was recognized the world over. She was featured on the cover of magazines and newspapers around the world, and commentators noted her clothing and sense of style as much as they did her politics. With sharp intelligence and fierce loyalty to President George W. Bush, Rice exerted a key influence on many of the international policies that affected our times. A timeline describes significant events in Rice's life, and a bibliography lists print and electronic sources for additional research. Shares the life story of Condoleezza Rice, a descendant of slaves who rose to become one of the most influential women in the world. Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability.

  • Rodolfo F. Acuna, PH.D.

    Published by Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, Westport, 2003

    ISBN 10: 0313361436ISBN 13: 9780313361432

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    Paperback. Condition: new. Paperback. Does the term Latinoa construct of the U.S. governmentsuccessfully encompass the wide variety of Spanish-speaking people in this country? This introductory topic begins an overview of 10 major controversies that have embroiled U.S. Latinos, including Puerto Ricans, in recent years. Latinos have one of the fastest-growing populations in the United States today, making these issues front-page news across the country.Issues include: Race Classification Assimilation Bilingual Education Open Borders Affirmative Action Interracial Dating and Marriage Funding Education and Health Care for Undocumented Immigrant Amnesty Program U.S. Military and Political Presence in Cuba U.S. Military Bases in Puerto RicoEach topic is presented with a background, pro and con positions, and questions for the purpose of student debate and papers. Ten major controversies will arouse passionate student debate and discussion about current U.S. Latino issues. Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability.

  • Carole Cox

    Published by Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, Westport, 1993

    ISBN 10: 0865692289ISBN 13: 9780865692282

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    Paperback. Condition: new. Paperback. Elderly issues currently inspire a great deal of research, discussion, and public policy debate. Cox's informative, comprehensive, and sensitive consideration of an especially vulnerable elderly segment--the frail--makes a genuine contribution to the understanding of frailty that must guide support systems and public policy.Issues addressed in this work include not only the consequences of frailty but also its prevention. The forms of support or assistance which some older individuals require as their limitations increase are detailed. Mental health concerns, health care, housing, and caregiving, are discussed, with particular attention given to the needs of ethnic elderly. Community programs, many of them highly creative and effective, are reviewed. Insights are gained from experiences in other countries. The pressing need for a better understanding of what actually constitutes frailty is emphasized. Such understanding is seen as a prerequisite for more effective community response and improved national policy. This is a balanced, informed, and practical analysis of a socially compelling and broadly experienced issue and human condition. Cox's informative, comprehensive, and sensitive consideration of an especially vulnerable elderly segment--the frail--makes a genuine contribution to the understanding of frailty that must guide support systems and public policy.Issues addressed in this work include not only the consequences of frailty but also its prevention. Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability.

  • J. Michael Dash

    Published by Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, Westport, 2000

    ISBN 10: 0313360995ISBN 13: 9780313360992

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    Paperback. Condition: new. Paperback. Culture and Customs of Haiti begins with an overview of the mountainous island that seemed forbidding to European colonizers. Historical periods, including French colonization, U.S. occupation in the early 20th century, Independence and the Duvaliers' reigns, until today, are reviewed and provide the framework for the volume. A chapter on the people and society details the pride of the black state that managed the only successful slave revolution in history. The extremes of society from the elite to the peasantry and slum dwellers are depicted, along with Haitians in diaspora. Religion in Haiti, with the strong amalgamation of Roman Catholicism and vaudou, a West African import, is then explained. A Social Customs chapter notes the joy that is found in such an economically depressed culture. The media and literature and language chapters necessarily unfold in the context of Haiti's political history. A section on writing in Creole is especially intriguing. Finally, chapters on the performing arts and visual arts evoke the energy and color of the people in such forms as vaudou jazz and dance, contemporary rara rock, and the folkloric influence on Haitian painting. A chronology and glossary supplement the text. Culture and Customs of Haiti begins with an overview of the mountainous island that seemed forbidding to European colonizers. Finally, chapters on the performing arts and visual arts evoke the energy and color of the people in such forms as vaudou jazz and dance, contemporary rara rock, and the folkloric influence on Haitian painting. Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability.

  • Maureen E. Shea

    Published by Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, Westport, 2000

    ISBN 10: 0313360812ISBN 13: 9780313360817

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    Paperback. Condition: new. Paperback. Culture and Customs of Guatemala proffers a well rounded portrait of the people of the land known for breathtaking highlands, brilliantly colored Mayan textiles, generations of ruthless dictators, and violence against the Mayas since the Spanish conquest. This Central American hotspot is the home to a majority of Mayas, their coexistence with Ladinosthe nonMayas, and the issue of land ownership provide the framework for understanding contemporary society. The blend of Mayan and Ladino cultural identities that shape Guatemala today permeates Shea's discussion of history, religion, social customs, media, literature, cinema, performing arts, and contemporary art. Students and other interested readers will come to understand how the traditions and reforms are shaping Guatemala in the 21-first century.After an overview of Guatemalan history, geography, and demographics, a chapter on religion reveals the prevalent mixture of Catholic/Spanish and indigenous influences. In the Social Customs chapter, customs and festivals, many related to Catholic saints' days, the importance of Mayan weaving, and Guatemalan cuisine are emphasized. The recent lessening of censorship is a factor in the discussions of the status of broadcasting and print media and a small but emerging film industry. In the Literature chapter, Shea portrays a rich centuries-old literary tradition influenced by pre and post conquest indigenous texts and contemporary experimental trends whose themes are saturated in the country's social conflicts. Coverage of performing arts and contemporary art is evocative of the vibrant mixtures of cultures in Guatemala, with notable artists introduced and a description of architecture and housing. A chronology and glossary enhance the text. The blend of Mayan and Ladino cultural identities that shape Guatemala today permeates Shea's discussion of history, religion, social customs, media, literature, cinema, performing arts, and contemporary art. Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability.

  • Mary Cross

    Published by Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, Westport, 2002

    ISBN 10: 031336124XISBN 13: 9780313361241

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    Paperback. Condition: new. Paperback. Dogs eat burritos, camels smoke cigarettes, and frogs drink beer. Welcome to the Century of the Consumer. In the 20th century, Americans were romanced by consumer culture, which in turn reflected the changing attitudes, priorities, and values of the country. This book compiles entries on 100 consumer productsten per decadethat figured prominently in the rise of consumer culture in the United States, telling the story behind the century's most popular products, slogans, and symbols.A unique format provides glimpses into American popular culture from each decade in the century. In addition to the history of advertising, economics, and the media, students will learn how perceptions of class, gender, and race were conveyed through advertising-and how those perceptions changed from 1900 to 2000. A-Z entries for each decade include bibliographic information on the product, as well as vivid illustrations showing the visual evolution of advertising icons and strategies throughout the century. This book compiles entries on 100 consumer productsten per decadethat figured prominently in the rise of consumer culture in the United States, telling the story behind the century's most popular products, slogans, and symbols.A unique format provides glimpses into American popular culture from each decade in the century. Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability.

  • Mohamed Diriye Abdullahi

    Published by Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, Westport, 2001

    ISBN 10: 0313361371ISBN 13: 9780313361371

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    Paperback. Condition: new. Paperback. Somalia, the Horn of Africa nation, is finally recovering from recent wars and famine. Written by a native Somali, Culture and Customs of Somalia gives students and interested readers an in-depth look at the land and people, past and present. It is the only accessible, comprehensive, and up-to-date general reference on this country. Somalia was once colonized by Europeans, but Abdullahi's superb survey, with its historical context, evokes a Somaliland from a Somali viewpoint.This Muslim country has strong pastoral roots and is known as a land of poets with a long oral cultural tradition. Some highlights found herein include discussion of handcrafts and artisanry, distinctive architecture and nomad housing, camel culture, intriguing food and eating customs, rites of passage, leisure and economic pursuits, education, and the Somali musical genres. A chronology, glossary, and numerous photos enhance the text. Somalia was once colonized by Europeans, but Abdullahi's superb survey, with its historical context, evokes a Somaliland from a Somali viewpoint.This Muslim country has strong pastoral roots and is known as a land of poets with a long oral cultural tradition. Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability.