Investigating critical moments in the demographic record and linking demographic patterns to larger social and political questions, this title shows how biology, politics, and history conspire with sex, death, and migration to create a particular kind of society.
Do ghosts really exist, or is "ghostly phenomena" just strange stuff that gets blamed on dead people? Giving you the real story, professional ghostbuster and skeptic Adam Selzer of Weird Chicago Tours delves into a mysterious death at a former funeral parlor, nightly ghost sightings at Hull House, and more. Proving that not all ghost hunters are kooks (some are ...
A significant study of religion and power by a probing and caring anthropologist. Full of surprising insights, "City of God" is a must-read for anyone concerned with the possibilities and limits of political theology in a volatile 21st century."--Joao Biehl, author of "Vita: Life in a Zone of Social Abandonment
Parenti and Ebach provide a fine introduction to the aims and methods of comparative biogeography, and the difference that it makes to our view of the world. Energetic and sometimes provocative, this book shows us how we can start to untangle the interconnected threads of biotic and planetary evolution to more clearly understand how earth and life evolve together."--Sir Peter ...
Viktor Lvovich Korchnoi, one of the world's two leading chess players and five times candidate for the World Championship, defected from the Soviet Union in 1976 at the age of forty-five and now lives in Switzerland. Describing Korchnoi in his introduction to this book, International Master Bill Hartston writes: '... Korchnoi is unique. When he sits down to a game, ...
Following the first international symposium ever held in Asia on Advances in Understanding Aortic Diseases (AUAD), this volume of proceedings contains the papers presented in both the oral and poster sessions. The 8th AUAD symposium greatly contributed to the understanding of aortic diseases, especially in Asia. Aortic diseases, specifically thoracic aortic diseases, are more common in Japan than in Western ...
El presente libro analiza y detalla la retroalimentación en la obra de Juan Benet (1927- 1993) entre los primeros ensayos (La inspiración y el estilo y Puerta de tierra), los palimpsestos de William Faulkner, Euclides da Cunha y Sir James George Frazer y las tres primeras novelas de Juan Benet (Volverás a Región, Una meditación y Un viaje de invierno). ...
The Self and It makes a fresh and bold intervention in histories and theories of the rise of the novel by arguing that the material objects proliferating in eighteenth-century England's consumer markets worked in conjunction with the novel as vital tools for fashioning the modern self.
Raymond Burr was an enigma--a film noir regularly known for his villainous roles in movies, who eventually became one of the most popular stars in television history. But Burr was leading a secret gay life at a time in Hollywood when such a lifestyle was akin to career suicide.
Twin trainers and nutritionists will help women blast their bellies with their 4-week diet plan: delicious salt-slashing meals that not only shed pounds but add years to your life by regulating blood pressure and returning salt-saturated cells back to health.
Traditionally, practices of domestic sanctificationin Thailand (i.e. rituals of housebuilding and domestic remedies)employed the house as a device to prevent ill fortune, to promotehealth and prosperity, and to repair breaches in the system ofdefence. Modernised Thais associate these traditionalpractices with an outlook, which is superstitious and irreconcilablewith that of urban modernity. Nevertheless, Thais are struggling toovercome their fear and these ...
This book analyses the introduction, development andreification of the concepts of 'children witnessing'and mothers 'failing to protect' as powerful andcurrently dominant child welfare ideas in the UnitedKingdom and Canada. Discourse analysis methods froma number of sources were drawn on to reveal andinterpret how and why the discourse of 'failure toprotect' has emerged, how it shapes and informs childprotection practice and ...
Shows how creating weaker forms of judicial review may actually allow for stronger social welfare rights under American constitutional law. This book describes how weak-form review works in Great Britain and Canada and discusses the extent to which legislatures can be expected to enforce constitutional norms on their own.
From the rise to brigadier of blacksmith John Chandler, to the Highland heroics of Alexander Fraser, this book explores the dynamics of a night battle that stemmed the invasion, cost two generals their freedom and unseated the highest-ranking soldier in the American army.
Treason in the Northern Quarter" is an impressive study that presents the true nature of the Dutch Revolt and the horror that civil war and revolution bring to ordinary people."--Geoffrey Parker, author of "The Thirty Years' War" and "The Grand Strategy of Philip II