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📒The Trickster Shift ✍ Allan J. Ryan
📝The Trickster Shift Book Synopsis : Over the last 15 years, a select group of professionally trained andpolitically astute Canadian artists of Native ancestry has produced acompelling body of work that owes much of its power to a wry and ironicsense of humour rooted firmly in the oral tradition. More than acritical/political strategy, such humour reflects a widespread culturaland communal sensibility embodied in the mythical Native AmericanTrickster. This book explores the influence of this comic spirit on thepractice of various artists through the presentation of a'Trickster discourse,' that is, a body of overlapping andinterrelated verbal and visual narratives by tricksters and abouttrickster practice.
📒Power Shift ✍ David L. Shambaugh
📝Power Shift Book Synopsis : Proceedings from the conference "China and Asia: Towards a New Regional Order," convened in December 2003 at The George Washington University"--Acknowledgments.
📒The Second Shift ✍ Arlie Hochschild
📝The Second Shift Book Synopsis : Fifteen years after its first publication, The Second Shift remains just as important and relevant today as it did then. As the majority of women entered the workforce, sociologist and Berkeley professor Arlie Hochschild was one of the first to talk about what really happens in dual-career households. Many people were amazed to find that women still did the majority of childcare and housework even though they also worked outside the home. Now, in this updated edition with a new introduction from the author, we discover how much things have, or have not, changed for women today.
📒Reversing Language Shift ✍ Joshua A. Fishman
📝Reversing Language Shift Book Synopsis : This book is about the theory and practice of assistance to speech-communities whose native languages are threatened because their intergenerational continuity is proceeding negatively, with fewer and fewer speakers (or readers, writers and even understanders) every generation.
📒Can Threatened Languages Be Saved ✍ Joshua A. Fishman
📝Can Threatened Languages be Saved Book Synopsis : Defenders of threatened languages all over the world, from advocates of biodiversity to dedicated defenders of their own cultural authenticity, are often humbled by the dimensity of the task that they are faced with when the weak and the few seek to find a safe-harbour against the ravages of the strong and the many. This book provides both practical case studies and theoretical directions from all five continents and advances thereby the collective pursuit of "reversing language shift" for the greater benefit of cultural democracy everywhere.
📒The Great Risk Shift ✍ Jacob S. Hacker
📝The Great Risk Shift Book Synopsis : America's leaders say the economy is strong and getting stronger. But the safety net that once protected us is fast unraveling. With retirement plans in growing jeopardy while health coverage erodes, more and more economic risk is shifting from government and business onto the fragile shoulders of the American family. In The Great Risk Shift, Jacob S. Hacker lays bare this unsettling new economic climate, showing how it has come about, what it is doing to our families, and how we can fight back. Behind this shift, he contends, is the Personal Responsibility Crusade, eagerly embraced by corporate leaders and Republican politicians who speak of a nirvana of economic empowerment, an "ownership society" in which Americans are free to choose. But as Hacker reveals, the result has been quite different: a harsh new world of economic insecurity, in which far too many Americans are free to lose. The book documents how two great pillars of economic security--the family and the workplace--guarantee far less financial stability than they once did. The final leg of economic support--the public and private benefits that workers and families get when economic disaster strikes--has dangerously eroded as political leaders and corporations increasingly cut back protections of our health care, our income security, and our retirement pensions. Blending powerful human stories, big-picture analysis, and compelling ideas for reform, this remarkable volume will hit a nerve, serving as a rallying point in the vital struggle for economic security in an increasingly uncertain world.
📒Culture Shift In Advanced Industrial Society ✍ Ronald Inglehart
📝Culture Shift in Advanced Industrial Society Book Synopsis : Economic, technological, and sociopolitical changes have been transforming the cultures of advanced industrial societies in profoundly important ways during the past few decades. This ambitious work examines changes in religious beliefs, in motives for work, in the issues that give rise to political conflict, in the importance people attach to having children and families, and in attitudes toward divorce, abortion, and homosexuality. Ronald Inglehart's earlier book, The Silent Revolution (Princeton, 1977), broke new ground by discovering a major intergenerational shift in the values of the populations of advanced industrial societies. This new volume demonstrates that this value shift is part of a much broader process of cultural change that is gradually transforming political, economic, and social life in these societies. Inglehart uses a massive body of time-series survey data from twenty-six nations, gathered from 1970 through 1988, to analyze the cultural changes that are occurring as younger generations gradually replace older ones in the adult population. These changes have far-reaching political implications, and they seem to be transforming the economic growth rates of societies and the kind of economic development that is pursued.
📒The Shift ✍ Theresa Brown
📝The Shift Book Synopsis : “Compelling and compassionate human drama. If you want to understand how modern medicine ticks, fasten your seat belt and spend a day in the hospital with Theresa Brown on The Shift.” —Danielle Ofri, MD, author of What Doctors Feel In a book as eye-opening as it is riveting, practicing nurse and regular contributor to the New York Times Theresa Brown invites us to experience not just a day in the life of a nurse but all the life that happens in just one day on a busy teaching hospital’s cancer ward. In the span of twelve hours, lives can be lost, life-altering treatment decisions made, and dreams fulfilled or irrevocably stolen. Every day, Theresa Brown holds these lives in her hands. On this day, there are four. Unfolding in real time under the watchful eyes of Theresa Brown--a dedicated nurse and an insightful chronicler of events--we are given an unprecedented view into the individual struggles as well as the larger truths about medicine in this country. By shift’s end, we have witnessed something profound about hope and humanity. “This meticulous, absorbing shift-in-the-life account of one nurse’s day on a cancer ward stands out for its honesty, clarity, and heart. Brown . . . juggles the fears, hopes, and realities of a 12-hour shift in a typical urban hospital with remarkable insight and unflagging care. Her memoir is a must-read for nurses or anyone close to one.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review “An empathetic and absorbing narrative as riveting as a TV drama.” —Kirkus Reviews “I am filled with awe and gratitude for the work that the nurses like Theresa Brown do every day. She captures perfectly their central role in any patient’s life!” —Susan M. Love, MD, chief visionary officer, Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation, and author of Dr. Susan Love’s Breast Book
📒At The End Of The Shift ✍ Matt Bray
📝At the End of the Shift Book Synopsis : Mining has played a formative role in the history of Northern Ontario. It has been one of the key generators of wealth in the area since the mid-19th century, and is also responsible for much of the urban development of Ontario’s northland. The twelve papers published here came out of the second annual confernce of Northern Ontario research and development held in 1990. The papers are grouped into four sections, the early years; the era of government intervention; the present and finally the future and what can be done to maintain the commnities.
📒Night Shift ✍ Stephen King
📝Night Shift Book Synopsis : More than twenty-five stories of horror and nightmarish fantasy transform everyday situations into experiences of compelling terror in the worlds of the living, the dying, and the nonliving.
📒Linguistic Change And The Great Vowel Shift In English ✍ Patricia M. Wolfe
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📒Feminism ✍ Neeru Tandon
📝Feminism Book Synopsis : Most Urban People Are Familiar With The Word Feminism, But The Understanding Of It Remains Vague And There Is A General Rejection Of Its Relevance In The Familial Context. In Reality, Feminism Wants You To Be Whoever You Are But With A Political Consciousness. You Want To Be A Feminist Because You Want To Be Exactly Who You Are. This Book Claims To Be A Complete Guide Regarding Feminism And Its Changing Meanings. It Tells You About The History Of Feminism, Theoretical Perspectives On Feminism, Various Feminist Theories Like Liberal, Radical, Marxist, Psychoanalytical, Existential, Cultural, Lesbian, Eco, Post-Modern Feminism, Post-Feminism, Black-Feminism, French Feministic Theory, Etc. It Also Discusses Some Popular Terms Regarding Feminism Amazon Feminism, Moderate Feminism, Materialist, Pop, Gender Sex-Positive Feminism, Difference Feminism, Academic Feminism, Etc. The Major Portion Of This Book Presents Some Feminists Like Simon De Beauvoir, Kate Millett, Betty Friedan, Elain Showalter, Helen Cixous, Juliet Mitchell, Eli Zaretsky, Etc. It Also Discusses Some Major Books On Feminist Theories And Issues. Dr. Tandon Has Beautifully Covered New Issues Like Masculism, Feminist Jurisprudence, Mothering A Feminist Concern, Feminity Vs Masculanity, Feminism In Indian Scenario, Etc. In A Nutshell, This Book Answers Almost All The Queries Of Readers About Feminism.
📒Language Maintenance And Shift ✍ Anne Pauwels
📝Language Maintenance and Shift Book Synopsis : A comprehensive discussion of the key aspects of this important sub-field of language contact and multilingualism studies.
📒Global Shift Sixth Edition ✍ Peter Dicken
📝Global Shift Sixth Edition Book Synopsis : Widely adopted throughout the world, this definitive text comprehensively examines how the global economy works and its effects on people and places. Peter Dicken provides a balanced yet critical analysis of globalization processes and debates. The text synthesizes a wealth of data on production, distribution, consumption, and innovation, including detailed case studies of key global industries. Students learn how the global economic map is being shaped and reshaped by dynamic interactions among transnational corporations, states, consumers, labor, and civil society organizations. Useful features include nearly 250 quick-reference figures and tables. The companion website offers PowerPoint slides of the figures and tables, additional case studies and questions, annotated Web links, and more. New to This Edition Revised throughout to incorporate the latest ideas in the field; gives increased attention to global production networks as a major organizing principle. Addresses the current global financial crisis. Chapter on environmental impacts of global production networks. Case study chapter on the extractive industries. Fully updated empirical data; additional maps and charts.
📒The Graveyard Shift ✍ Carolee R. Inskeep
📝The Graveyard Shift Book Synopsis : Trying to find some peace in the City That Never Sleeps"" has always been difficult-even for dead New Yorkers. Rapid development, rising property values, a lack of space, health concerns, and government regulation have all conspired to move the dead from one graveyard to the next. The Graveyard Shift: A Family Historian's Guide to New York City Cemeteries documents the changing landscape of New York City cemeteries, telling the story behind each decision to move, as well as providing the new names and locations of each burial ground. This book, with its complete index, is an invaluable tool for anyone researching New York City ancestors. ""
📒Global Shift ✍ Peter Dicken
📝Global Shift Book Synopsis : The completely revised and updated Fourth Edition includes: - examples drawn from across the world - customized maps, graphs, tables and diagrams - notes for further reading at the end of each chapter - an extensive bibliography
📒Swing Shift ✍ Sherrie Tucker
📝Swing Shift Book Synopsis : Details the history of all-women's swing bands that toured extensively during World War II and after, providing first-hand accounts, archival research, and information on how the bands affected American society and culture.
📒Global Green Shift ✍ John A. Mathews
📝Global Green Shift Book Synopsis : The world that created modern industry, pioneered in the West, is in decline. It is being transformed by a global green shift, creating new industries based on clean energy, clean water and clean food – all produced in a safe, clean and sustainable way, in abundance, at low (and diminishing) cost and without making further inroads into nature. This twenty-first century world is being driven by newly emerging industrial giants like China and India – just as the twentieth-century infrastructure of oil, automobiles and highways was created by the United States. It is China and India that are feeling the worst effects of industrializing along conventional ‘business as usual’ lines, and which have the greatest incentive to drive their own green shift. But the old world order based on a linear economy and fossil fuels is resisting bitterly, and will not give up without a fight. John A. Mathews explains how these trends and counter-trends are creating a new world order where an industrial system based on the Ceres (Circular Economy and Renewable Energy System) is seeking to take over from the world of fossil fuels, and provide scope for Gaia to become her wild self again. The outcome of this struggle is far from determined. It is the central issue to be resolved in the twenty-first century.
📒Language Shift And Cultural Reproduction ✍ Don Kulick
📝Language Shift and Cultural Reproduction Book Synopsis : This book, first published in 1992, is an anthropological study of language and cultural change among the people of Gapun, a small community in the Sepik region of Papua New Guinea.
📒Global Shift ✍ Peter Dicken
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📒Regime Shift ✍ T. J. Pempel
📝Regime Shift Book Synopsis : The Liberal Democratic Party, which dominated postwar Japan, lost power in the early 1990s. During that same period, Japan's once stellar economy suffered stagnation and collapse. Now a well-known commentator on contemporary Japan traces the political dynamics of the country to determine the reasons for these changes and the extent to which its political and economic systems have been permanently altered.T. J. Pempel contrasts the political economy of Japan during two decades: the 1960s, when the nation experienced conservative political dominance and high growth, and the early 1990s, when the "bubble economy" collapsed and electoral politics changed. The different dynamics of the two periods indicate a regime shift in which the present political economy deviates profoundly from earlier forms. This shift has involved a transformation in socioeconomic alliances, political and economic institutions, and public policy profile, rendering Japanese politics far less predictable than in the past. Pempel weighs the Japanese case against comparative data from the United States, Great Britain, Sweden, and Italy to show how unusual Japan's political economy had been in the 1960s. Regime Shift suggests that Japan's present troubles are deeply rooted in the economy's earlier success. It is a much-anticipated work that offers an original framework for understanding the critical changes that have affected political and economic institutions in Japan.