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November New Books

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100 Painters of Tomorrow

100 Painters of Tomorrow

Painting is enjoying a remarkable creative renaissance in the twenty-first century, with many of the world’s leading artists now working in this most enduring and seductive of media. 100 Painters of Tomorrow is the culmination of a new project, initiated by curator Kurt Beers and Thames & Hudson, to find the 100 most exciting painters at work today. This major publication introduces and presents the work from a global cast of painters selected by an international panel featuring some of the most prominent names in contemporary art.

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A Global History of History

A Global History of History

A global history of historical writing, thought and the development of the historical discipline from the ancient world to the present. This is a definitive guide to human efforts to recover, understand and represent the past, bringing together different historical traditions and their social, economic, political and cultural contexts. Daniel Woolf offers clear definitions of different genres and forms of history and addresses key themes such as the interactions between West and East, the conflict of oral, pictographic, and written accounts of the past and the place of history in society and in politics. Numerous textual extracts and illustrations in every chapter capture the historical cultures of past civilizations and demonstrate the different forms that historical consciousness has taken around the world. The book offers unique insights into the interconnections between different historical cultures over 3000 years and relates the rise of history to key themes in world history.

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A Theory of Justice for Animals: Animal Rights in a Nonideal World

A Theory of Justice for Animals: Animal Rights in a Nonideal World

This innovative book argues that not only are animals worthy recipients of justice, but that the language of justice offers a stronger base of claims for animal advocates than does the language of ethics or morality. Contending that a genuinely political theory of animal rights must go beyond the level of ideal theory, this is the first account of animal ethics to use nonideal theory to plot a course from where we are now to where we want to be. Robert Garner argues that a valid theory of justice for animals should be rights-based, and that animals have a right to not suffer at the hands of humans. At the same time, he argues that humans have a greater interest in life and liberty than most species of nonhuman animals. Tackling animal ethics as it relates to justice and non-ideal theory, this is a seminal work that will challenge traditional approaches and offer a compelling new vision of animal justice.

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After Greenwashing: Symbolic Corporate Environmentalism and Society (Organizations and the Natural Environment)

After Greenwashing: Symbolic Corporate Environmentalism and Society (Organizations and the Natural Environment)

Businesses promote their environmental awareness through green buildings, eco-labels, sustainability reports, industry pledges and clean technologies. When are these symbols wasteful corporate spin, and when do they signal authentic environmental improvements? Based on twenty years of research, three rich case studies, a strong theoretical model and a range of practical applications, this book provides the first systematic analysis of the drivers and consequences of symbolic corporate environmentalism. It addresses the indirect cost of companies' symbolic actions and develops a new concept of the 'social energy penalty' - the cost to society when powerful corporate actors limit the social conversation on environmental problems and their solutions.

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Akhenaten: King of Egypt

Akhenaten: King of Egypt

Until recently, the Egyptian pharaoh Akhenaten was considered a revolutionary reformer, an idealist and pacifist. But now his monotheism is seen as short-lived, quickly forgotten by the masses after he died; some scholars even consider him an atheist. The romantic image of his deep bond with queen Nefertiti was challenged when a secondary queen named Kiya turned up. We know more about Akhenaten's incest with his daughters, and there is much speculation that the effeminate visual representations of this broad-hipped pharaoh signify that he suffered from a pituitary disorder. History Book Club and Macmillan Book Club selections.
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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American Biodefense: How Dangerous Ideas about Biological Weapons Shape National Security

American Biodefense: How Dangerous Ideas about Biological Weapons Shape National Security

Biological weapons have threatened U.S. national security since at least World War II. Historically, however, the U.S. military has neglected research, development, acquisition, and doctrine for biodefense. Following September 11 and the anthrax letters of 2001, the United States started spending billions of dollars per year on medical countermeasures and biological detection systems. But most of this funding now comes from the Department of Health and Human Services rather than the Department of Defense. Why has the U.S. military neglected biodefense and allowed civilian organizations to take the lead in defending the country against biological attacks? In American Biodefense, Frank L. Smith III addresses this puzzling and largely untold story about science, technology, and national security.

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Boxen: Childhood Chronicles Before Narnia

Boxen: Childhood Chronicles Before Narnia

A collection of maps, histories, sketches, and stories created by C.S. Lewis as a child to describe his private fantasy world, known as Animal-Land or Boxen. A scholarly introduction explains the stories in the context of Lewis's life.

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Brera Milan( Great Museums of the World)

Brera Milan( Great Museums of the World)

Pinacoteca di Brera is the main gallery for paintings in Milan, Italy. This book, volume 14 in a series that provides a guided tour of the great museums of the world, provides 146 magnificent full-color photographs of the treasures of The Brera. The volume begins with introduction by the museum director, followed by the photographs accompanied by text commentary on the historical and artistic significance of the works and their creators.

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Called to Account: Financial Frauds that Shaped the Accounting Profession

Called to Account: Financial Frauds that Shaped the Accounting Profession

Called to Account takes a broad perspective on how financial frauds have shaped the public accounting profession by focusing on cases of fraud around the globe. Ever entertaining and educational, the book traces the development of the accounting standards and legislation put in place as a direct consequence of these epic scandals.

The new edition offers updated chapters on ZZZZ Best and Arthur Andersen, plus new chapters devoted to Parmalat, Satyam, and The Great Recession. Through stories like Barry Minkow’s staged constructions sites and MiniScribe’s fake inventory number generating computer program, "Cook Book", students will learn that fraud is nothing new, and that financial reform is heavily influenced by politics.

With discussion questions and a useful chart showing instructors and students how each chapter illustrates the topics covered in other textbooks, Called to Account is the ideal companion for any class in auditing, advanced accounting or forensic accounting.

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Christopher Wool

Christopher Wool

Published on the occasion of the artist's retrospective at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, this catalogue presents a rich selection of paintings, photographs, and works on paper, forming a comprehensive examination of Wool's career to date.

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Collaborative Imagination: Earning Activism through Literacy Education

Collaborative Imagination: Earning Activism through Literacy Education

Processes of fighting unequal citizenship have historically prioritized literacy education, through which people envision universal first-class citizenship and devise practical methods for enacting this vision. In this important volume, literacy scholar Paul Feigenbaum explores how literacy education can facilitate activism in contemporary contexts in which underserved populations often remain consigned to second-class status despite official guarantees of equal citizenship. By conceiving of education as, in part, a process of understanding and grappling with adaptive and activist rhetoric’s, Feigenbaum explains, educators can direct people’s imaginations toward activism without running up against the conceptual problems so many scholars associate with critical pedagogy.

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Critical Literacy in the Early Childhood Classroom: Unpacking Histories, Unlearning Privilege

Critical Literacy in the Early Childhood Classroom: Unpacking Histories, Unlearning Privilege

This book shares the authors transformative journey as a literacy teacher/researcher examining her experience as a White, middle-class female. Kuby argues that it is not enough for teachers to implement curricula and pedagogical strategies designed to foster inclusiveness. Instead, teachers must look inward, questioning their personal histories, biases, and beliefs in order to develop better self-awareness. In this book, Kuby reflects on how her self-interrogation shaped her interactions with 5- and 6-year-olds and influenced her critical literacy teaching.

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Cross-Cultural Encounters in Modern World History

Cross-Cultural Encounters in Modern World History

Takes an encounters approach to studying the modern world. "Cross-Cultural Encounters in Modern World History"explores cultural contact as an agent of change. It takes an encounters approach to world history since 1500, rather than a political one, to reveal different perspectives and experiences as well as key patterns and transformations. The text focuses on first encounters that suggest long-term developments. Because of the complexities of these encounters, the author takes a user-friendly approach to keep the text accessible to students with varying backgrounds in history. Learning Goals Upon completing this book readers will be able to:
Understand the dynamics of cultural contact and exchange as agents of historical change
View cultural encounters as more than a political struggle between dominant and subordinate people
See the impact of first encounters and longer-term, macro-historical encounters.

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Culture, Politics and Climate Change: How Information Shapes Our Common Future

Culture, Politics and Climate Change: How Information Shapes Our Common Future

Focusing on cultural values and norms as they are translated into politics and policy outcomes, this book presents a unique contribution in combining research from varied disciplines and from both the developed and developing world. This collection draws from multiple perspectives to present an overview of the knowledge related to our current understanding of climate change politics and culture. It is divided into four sections - Culture and Values, Communication and Media, Politics and Policy, and Future Directions in Climate Politics Scholarship - each followed by a commentary from a key expert in the field.

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Death: Antiquity and its Legacy

Death: Antiquity and its Legacy

Personal, inevitable & unknowable, death has been a dominant theme universally. Remarkably, across the span of millennia & despite the myriad of cultural profusions since antiquity, we can recognize in the customs of ancient Greece & Rome ceremonies & rituals that have lasting resonance in both East & West. For example, preparing the corpse of the deceased, holding a memorial service, the practice of cremation & of burial in "resting places" are all processes originating from ancient practices. Yet of late there has been a shift away from classical ritual & somber memorialization as the dead are transformed into spectacles. What's causing this change? How do urbanization, economics & the rise of individualism play a part? Erasmo creatively explicates & explores the nexus between classical & contemporary approaches to death & interment.

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Drawing Surrealism

Drawing Surrealism

Drawing, often considered a minor art, was central to Surrealism from the very beginning. Automatic drawing, exquisite cadavers, and frottage are just a few of the techniques invented by Surrealists as means to tap into the subconscious realm. While previous books have examined the connection between drawings and Surrealist paintings, Drawing Surrealism is the first to recognize the medium as a fundamental form of Surrealist expression, and to explore its impact on other media as well. Surrealist collage, photography, and even paintings are presented in the context of drawing as a metaphor for innovation and experimentation. It is also the first book to encompass a wide array of artists on a global scale--from the great figures in Surrealist history to lesser-known Surrealists from Japan, Central Europe, and the Americas, where the movement had a profound and lasting effect. this volume also includes a substantial historical essay by the exhibition's curator as well as informative essays by leading scholars.

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Empowering Rural Women: Micro-Enterprise Through Achievement Motivation

Empowering Rural Women: Micro-Enterprise Through Achievement Motivation

Rural Women's Road to Empowermentprovides original research on poor, rural women micro-entrepreneurs, whose achievement-motivation has been rigorously measured. This pioneering study establishes a clear relationship between presence/absence of achievement-motivation and the success/failure of these women in sustaining their enterprises.Authors Kiron Wadhera and George Korethalso describe in detail a replicable and scalable cash-less material loan model developed by the NGO Asian Centre for Organisation Research and Development (ACORD) for rural women micro-entrepreneurs, which can be used effectively to solve some of the problems related to rural backwardness.

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A History of Global Consumption: 1500-1800

A History of Global Consumption: 1500-1800

In "A History of Global Consumption: 1500 - 1800, "Ina Baghdiantz McCabe examines the history of consumption throughout the early modern period using a combination of chronological and thematic discussion, taking a comprehensive and wide-reaching view of a subject that has long been on the historical agenda. The title explores the topic from the rise of the collector in Renaissance Europe to the birth of consumption as a political tool in the eighteenth century.

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Encyclopedia of American Indian Literature

Encyclopedia of American Indian Literature

Native Americans have produced some of the most powerful and lyrical literature every written in North America. This volume covers the field from early works to the present, including:

  • Sherman Alexie
  • American Indian Movement
  • Assimilation
  • Ceremony
  • Louise Erdrich
  • Joy Harjo
  • House Made of Dawn
  • Love Medicine
  • Leslie Marmon Silko
  • D'Arcy McNickle
  • N. Scott Momaday
  • Native "chic"
  • Samson Occom
  • Simon Ortiz
  • Reservation Life
  • This Way to Rainy Mountain
  • Trail of Tears
  • Gerald Vizenor
  • James Welch
  • Zitkala-Sa
  • and much more.
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Environmental Movements Around the World [2 Volumes]: Shades of Green in Politics and Culture

Environmental Movements Around the World [2 Volumes]: Shades of Green in Politics and Culture

Protection of our planet, its people, and its natural resources has been a topic of numerous debates in many nations for the past 50 years. Each hemisphere, continent, and country has environmental challenges unique to the region, giving birth to green movements all over the world. Until now, very few resources have compiled the political, scientific, economic, philosophical, and religious viewpoints of these programs in one place. This two-volume work provides a comprehensive collection of the ideas and actions that inform environmentalism, at local, national, and regional levels across the globe.

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Examining Intelligence-Led Policing: Developments in Research, Policy and Practice

Examining Intelligence-Led Policing: Developments in Research, Policy and Practice

This book provides a critical examination of intelligence-led policing strategies, including an investigation of innovative strategies such as Problem Oriented Policing (POP), problem-solving, and community policing, and in-depth analyses of the Kent Policing Model, which became the template for ILP models across the world, and the UK's National Intelligence Model (NIM).

Intelligence-led policing (ILP) approaches have proved particularly attractive to senior police officers and policymakers because they promise to deliver more efficient and effective solutions to the problems of crime than traditional policing practices. However, this book shows that these approaches have delivered far less than their supporters would have us to believe.

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Hallucinations

Hallucinations

Hallucinations don’t belong wholly to the insane. Much more commonly, they are linked to sensory deprivation, intoxication, illness, or injury. People with migraines may see shimmering arcs of light or tiny, Lilliputian figures of animals and people. People with failing eyesight, paradoxically, may become immersed in a hallucinatory visual world. Hallucinations can be brought on by a simple fever or even the act of waking or falling asleep. In some conditions, hallucinations can lead to religious epiphanies or even the feeling of leaving one’s own body. Dr. Sacks weaves together stories of his patients and of his own mind-altering experiences to illuminate what hallucinations tell us about the organization and structure of our brains, how they have influenced every culture’s folklore and art, and why the potential for hallucination is present in us all, a vital part of the human condition.

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High-Altitude Woman: From Extreme Sports to Indigenous Cultures-Discovering the Power of the Feminine

High-Altitude Woman: From Extreme Sports to Indigenous Cultures-Discovering the Power of the Feminine

One of the first female extreme athletes reflects on how her feminine strengths led to her success in a male-dominated field

• Written by Jan Reynolds, medal winner in World Cup biathlon and former world record-holder for women’s high-altitude skiing

• Recounts many of Reynolds’ adventures, including her Mount Everest expeditions

• Explains how she didn’t simply emulate the men around her but embraced her feminine strengths of compassion, mediation, cooperation, and observation

• Shares insights from her immersion in several indigenous cultures, where she identified gender traits found in all cultures

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Hold Still: A Memoir with Photographs

Hold Still: A Memoir with Photographs

A revealing and beautifully written memoir and family history from acclaimed photographer Sally Mann. In this groundbreaking book, a unique interplay of narrative and image, Mann's preoccupation with family, race, mortality, and the storied landscape of the American South are revealed as almost genetically predetermined, written into her DNA by the family history that precedes her. Sorting through boxes of family papers and yellowed photographs she finds more than she bargained for: "deceit and scandal, alcohol, domestic abuse, car crashes, bogeymen, clandestine affairs, dearly loved and disputed family land . . . racial complications, vast sums of money made and lost, the return of the prodigal son, and maybe even bloody murder."
In lyrical prose and startlingly revealing photographs, she crafts a totally original form of personal history that has the page-turning drama of a great novel but is firmly rooted in the fertile soil of her own life.

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Identities on the Move: Contemporary Representations of New Sexualities and Gender Identities

Identities on the Move: Contemporary Representations of New Sexualities and Gender Identities

Identities on the Move: Contemporary Representations of New Sexualities and Gender Identities offers creative insights on pressing issues and engages in productive dialogue. Identities on the Move to addresses the topic of new sexualities and gender identities and their representation in post-colonial and contemporary Anglophone literary, historical, and cultural productions from a trans-national, trans-cultural, and anti-essentialist perspective. The authors include the views and concerns of people of color, of women in the diaspora, in our evermore multiethnic and multicultural societies, and their representation in the media, films, popular culture, subcultures, and the arts."