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  • Stretching the Sociological Imagination: Essays in Honour of by Andrew Smith, Matt Dawson, Bridget Fowler, David Miller,

    By Andrew Smith, Matt Dawson, Bridget Fowler, David Miller, David Rampton

    This edited assortment demands renewed consciousness to the idea that of the sociological mind's eye, permitting social scientists to hyperlink inner most concerns to public problems. encouraged via the eminent Glasgow-based sociologist, John Eldridge, it re-engages with the concept that and exhibits the way it could be utilized to interpreting society at the present time.

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  • Ireland: Contested Ideas of Nationalism and History by Hugh F. Kearney

    By Hugh F. Kearney

    What's the Irish kingdom? who's integrated in it? Are its borders delimited through faith, ethnicity, language, or civic dedication? and the way may still we educate its historical past? those and different questions are rigorously thought of by means of unique historian Hugh F. Kearney in eire: Contested rules of Nationalism and History.The insightful essays amassed right here all circle round eire, with the 1st part getting to questions of nationalism and the second one addressing pivotal moments within the background and historiography of the isle. Kearney contends that eire represents a awesome instance of the facility of nationalism, which, whereas special in lots of methods, presents an illuminating case learn for college kids of the trendy international. He is going directly to complicated his revisionist “four countries” method of Irish history.In the e-book, Kearney recounts his personal improvement within the box and the most important personalities, departments, and pursuits he encountered alongside the best way. it's a designated portrait not just of a humane and delicate historian, yet of the old career (and the perform of historical past) in Britain, eire, and the USA from the Forties to the overdue twentieth century-at as soon as public highbrow historical past and engaging own memoir.

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  • The Garments of Torah: Essays in Biblical Hermeneutics by Michael Fishbane

    By Michael Fishbane

    "In this nearly painfully appealing book... Fishbane... explores the query of the type of canon, privileged prestige, or trademarks, the Torah really has for the post-modern Western Jew. " ―Theology Today

    "A booklet really worth reading." ―The Jerusalem Post

    "This significant quantity files the highbrow and non secular odyssey of 1 of North America’s best Jewish biblical scholars." ―Shofar

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  • Selfhood and the soul : essays on ancient thought and by Richard Seaford, John Wilkins, Matthew Wright

    By Richard Seaford, John Wilkins, Matthew Wright

    Selfhood and the Soul' is a set of recent and unique essays in honour of Christopher Gill, Emeritus Professor of historic idea on the college of Exeter. the entire essays within the quantity give a contribution to a shared undertaking - the exploration of historical options of self and soul, understood in a vast experience - and, as within the paintings of the honorand himself, they're distinctive through a range of procedure and subject Read more...

    summary: Selfhood and the Soul' is a suite of recent and unique essays in honour of Christopher Gill, Emeritus Professor of historical inspiration on the collage of Exeter. the entire essays within the quantity give a contribution to a shared undertaking - the exploration of historical options of self and soul, understood in a huge experience - and, as within the paintings of the honorand himself, they're amazing through a variety of process and subject material, ranging extensively throughout disciplinary obstacles to hide historical philosophy, psychology, clinical writing, and literary feedback. they are often learn individually or jointly, taking the reader on a trip via themes and subject matters as various as cash, love, wish, excitement, rage, unfastened will, metempsychosis, Roman imperialism, cookery, and the Underworld, but all dedicated to analyzing valuable concerns concerning the adventure of being someone and the query of the way top to dwell

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  • Man Up!: Tales of My Delusional Self-Confidence (A Chelsea by Ross Mathews

    By Ross Mathews

    As a tender child transforming into up in a farm city, Ross Mathews may possibly in addition have wanted for a puppy unicorn or a calorie-free cookie tree to develop in his entrance backyard. both of these far-fetched fantasies may were prone to come precise than his genuine dream: operating in tv in Hollywood, California. heavily, that stuff simply doesn't take place to humans like Ross. yet wager what. It absolutely did.

    Now, along with his first publication, Ross takes us inside of his trip as a super-fan, revealing the main embarrassing and hilarious moments of his small-town lifestyles and big-city adventures. From studying to swear like a hardened trucker to that point in highschool while needed to face down the main scary opponent of all (his girlfriend's woman bits), Ross holds not anything again. Oh, then there's his strangely shady previous regarding the cutest pair of plus-sized women's pajama bottoms, deliciously risky pot butter, and embezzled sandwiches. And, after all, how he's controlled to show an obsession with pop-culture into one-on-one interactions with celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow, Tiffani-Amber Theissen, Madonna, Michelle Kwan, and numerous extra with no ever having a unmarried restraining order issued opposed to him.

    Infused with Ross's trademark humor, distinctive voice, and overall honesty, guy UP! is a venture assertion for somebody who doesn't healthy the mould. His hasn't been the main conventional approach to construct a profession in Hollywood, yet Ross has by some means controlled to make his mark with no ever compromising who he's. he's as fascinated with this as he's approximately Golden women trivialities: You don't have to swap who you're to accomplish your desires (although there's not anything unsuitable with a makeover each now and then). you simply have to guy Up!

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  • Best Food Writing 2013 by Holly Hughes

    By Holly Hughes

    Most sensible foodstuff Writing is where the place readers and meals writers meet to have a good time the main scrumptious prose of the year—serving up every little thing to whet your urge for food from wonderful blogs to provocative journalism. This year's variation contains nutrition writing stars (Michael Pollan, Pete Wells, and Jonathan Gold) in addition to fascinating new voices (Matt Goulding and Erin Byers Murray) and celebrated chef-writers (Gabrielle Hamilton and Eddie Huang) for another number of "strong writing on attention-grabbing subject matters that might entice foodies and essay fanatics alike" (Kirkus Reviews).

    Contributors contain: Katie Arnold-Ratcliff, Elissa Altman, Karen Barichievy, Peter Barrett, Dan Barry, Edward Behr, Alan Brouilette, Tim Carman, Bethany Jean Clement, Aleksandra Crapanzano, Sarah DiGregorio, Barry Estabrook, Kim Foster, Ian Froeb, Jonathan Gold, Diane Goodman, Matt Goulding, Paul Graham, Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl, Gabrielle Hamilton, Tim Hayward, Bernard Herman, Eddie Huang, Rowan Jacobsen, John Kessler, Todd Kliman, Corby Kummer, Francis Lam, J. Kenji Lopez-Alt, Tracie McMillan, pleasure Manning, Brett Martin, Erin Byers Murray, Kim O'Donnel, Kevin Pang, Carol Penn-Romine, Michael Pollan, Michael Procopio, Steven Rinella, Hank Shaw, Katharine Shilcutt, Erica Strauss, Mike Sula, John Swansburg, Molly Watson, Pete Wells, Katherine Wheelock, Chris Wiewiora, Lily Wong

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  • Sam Peckinpah's The Wild Bunch (Cambridge Film Handbooks) by Stephen Prince

    By Stephen Prince

    Sam Peckinpah's The Wild Bunch is without doubt one of the such a lot influential motion pictures in American cinema. The depth of its violence was once extraordinary, whereas the director's use of a number of cameras, montage modifying, and gradual movement quick grew to become the normative sort for rendering reveal violence. This quantity comprises freshly-commissioned essays through numerous top students of Peckinpah's paintings. analyzing the film's construction heritage from script to monitor, its wealthy and ambivalent imaginative and prescient of yank society, and its courting to the Western style, between different issues, it offers a definitive reinterpretation of an everlasting movie vintage.

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  • Never Shake Hands with a War Criminal by Barry Crimmins

    By Barry Crimmins

    By no means Shake arms with a struggle felony is a private and political background advised with acid humor and a loving center. Barry Crimmins, a author and commentator on Air the United States Radio, travels from a skeptical adolescence in frozen upstate manhattan, in the course of the founding of the Boston comedy scene, to a profession as a satirist and activist. No villain is spared; no hero is forgotten. Crimmins additionally cuts a hilarious swath via our political tormentors, within the spirit of Mark Twain, Will Rogers, and Lenny Bruce.

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  • An Accidental Manager. Tales From the Corporate Jungle by Roger Collis

    By Roger Collis

    Pungent, pithy, irreverent, hard-hitting, hilarious, succinct, wittily subversive, enjoyable, compulsive analyzing. those are a few of the epithets used to explain 'An unintended supervisor - stories from the company jungle,' Roger Collis' new publication, distilled from a long time of expertise as a world advertising govt and as a popular newspaper and journal columnist struggling with the nook of road-warriors around the world.

    The writer brilliantly captures the absurdities, pretensions and jargon of the enterprise jungle, and may quick have you ever chuckling on the means he unfailingly spots the factitious and the modish. The reader will take pleasure in assembly the solid of characters who come to existence in lots of of the tales: the Chairman; the devious Welshman; Guratsky, the author's putative alta ego; his secretary, the bitch-goddess Helen; Mel Geist; Sammy Kalbfleish; and Stanley Zilch, the crazed soothsayer of the Blue Skies study Institute in damaged Springs, Colorado. The witty,...

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