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Made Possible By

Author : James Ledbetter
ISBN : 1859840299
Genre : Performing Arts
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A critique of American public broadcasting explores how its mission has been eroded from public-supported educational and cultural programming to corporate sponsorship of mainstream entertainment
Category: Performing Arts

Mission Impossible Made Possible

Author : Ratikanta Singh
ISBN :
Genre : Self-Help
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The book is about the experiences of the author over a period of 50 days when he attempts and succeeds in giving up the addiction of smoking for good. It speaks of the cravings for a smoke which refuses to die down, of the craving that sometimes becomes impossible to handle and the steely determination with which the author was able to overcome his urge and quit smoking forever. The book also touches upon the bad effects of smoking as also the toll it takes on a smoker and his family.
Category: Self-Help

Made Possible

Author : Saba Salman
ISBN : 1783528265
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Made Possible By

Author : Patricia Martin
ISBN : UOM:39015058084792
Genre : Business & Economics
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This title provides the information nonprofits need to know to secure responsible, rewarding sponsorship. It guides readers through the key steps in the process: getting organizational buy-in, approaching corporations, preparing proposals, negotiating contracts, reporting results and more.
Category: Business & Economics

Environmental Science

Author : Daniel D. Chiras
ISBN : 0763708607
Genre : Science
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Completely updated, the seventh edition of 'Environmental Science' enlightens students on the fundamental causes of the current environmental crisis and offers ideas on how we, as a global community, can create a sustainable future.
Category: Science

Globalization

Author : George Ritzer
ISBN : 9781405132718
Genre : Political Science
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List of Figures. Preface. 1. Globalization I: Liquids, Flows, and Structures. Some of the Basics. From Solids to Liquids (to Gases). Flows. Does Globalization Hop Rather Than Flow? Heavy, Light, Weightless. Heavy Structures That Expedite Flows. Heavy Structures as Barriers to Flows. Subtler Structural Barriers. Structure and Process. On the Increasing Ubiquity of Global Flows (and Processes) and Structures. Thinking About Global Flows and Structures. Chapter Summary. 2. Globalization II: Some Basic Issues, Debates, and Controversies. Is There Such a Thing as Globalization? If There Is Such a Thing as Globalization, When Did It Begin? Globalization or Globalizations? What Drives Globalization? If There Is Such a Thing as Globalization, Is It Inexorable? Does Globaphilia or Globaphobia Have the Upper Hand? If Globalization Is Not Inexorable, Has It Gone Too Far? What, if Anything, Can be Done About Globalization? Chapter Summary. 3. Globalization and Related Processes I: Imperialism, Colonialism, Development, Westernization, Easternization. Imperialism. Colonialism. Development. Westernization. Easternization. Comparisons with Globalization. The Era of the "Posts". Chapter Summary. 4. Globalization and Related Processes II: Americanization and Anti-Americanism. Clarifying Americanization. Some Useful Conceptual Distinctions. America's Logistical Technologies. A Broader and Deeper View of the Americanization of Consumer Culture. An American Empire? Minimizing the Importance of Americanization. Anti-Americanism. Post-Americanization. Chapter Summary. 5. Neo-Liberalism: Roots, Principles, Criticisms, and Neo-Marxian Alternatives. The Past, Present, and Future of Neo-Liberalism. Neo-Liberalism: An Exemplary Statement and the Basic Principles. Popular Neo-Liberal "Theory": The Case of Thomas Friedman. Critiquing Neo-Liberalism. Neo-Liberalism as Exception. Neo-Liberalism: The Case of Israel The End of History. The Death of Neo-Liberalism? Neo-Marxian Theoretical Alternatives to Neo-Liberalism. Chapter Summary. 6. Global Political Structures and Processes. On Political Processes and Flows. The Nation-State. Threats to the Nation-State. In Defense of the Nation-State. "Imagined Community". Changes in Global Nation-State Relations. Other Global Political Developments and Structures. Regional Political Organizations. Global Governance. Civil Society. Other Players. Chapter Summary. 7. Structuring the Global Economy. Before Bretton Woods. Bretton Woods and the Bretton Woods System. The End of Bretton Woods. Changes in, and Critiques of, Bretton-Woods-Era Organizations. Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). European Union (Common Market). North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). MERCOSUR. OPEC. The Multinational Corporation (MNC). World Economic Forum. The Myth of Economic Globalization? Chapter Summary. 8. Global Economic Flows: Production and Consumption. Trade. Increasing Competition for Commodities. The Economic Impact of the Flow of Oil. Race to the Bottom and Upgrading. Outsourcing. Financial Globalization. Corporations, People, and Ideas. Consumption. Chapter Summary. 9. Global Culture and Cultural Flows. Cultural Differentialism. Cultural Hybridization. Cultural Convergence. Cultural Imperialism. Chapter Summary . 10. High-Tech Global Flows and Structures: Technology, Media, and the Internet. Technology. Media. The Internet. Chapter Summary. 11. Global Flows of People: Vagabonds and Tourists. Migrants. Migration. Tourists and Tourism. Chapter Summary. 12. Global Environmental Flows. Differences among Nation-States. Collapse. The Leading Environmental Problems. Global Responses. Chapter Summary 13. Negative Global Flows and Processes: Dangerous Imports, Diseases, Crime, Terrorism, War. Dangerous Imports. Borderless Diseases. Crime. Corruption. Terrorism. War. The Impact of Negative Global Flows on Individuals. Chapter Summary. 14. Global Inequalities I: Patterns of Inequality. Inequality. Rural-Urban. Chapter Summary. 15. Global Inequalities II: Global Majority-Minority Relations. Majority-Minority Relations in a Global Context. Social Definitions. Race and Ethnicity. Ethnicity. Race. Gender. Children. Sexual Minorities: Gays and Lesbians. Responding to and Resisting Minority Status: The Case of Women. Chapter Summary. 16. Dealing with, Resisting, and the Futures of, Globalization. Dealing with Globalization. Resisting Globalization. The Futures of Globalization. Chapter Summary. Appendix: Disciplinary Approaches to Globalization. Anthropology. Sociology. Political Science. Economics. Geography. Psychology. Literary Criticism (Postcolonial). Other Fields. Glossary. Index.
Category: Political Science

Archive Fever

Author : Jacques Derrida
ISBN : 0226143678
Genre : Philosophy
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"Originally published as Mal d'archive: une impression freudienne, Editions Galilee, 1995. Translation first published in Diacritics, summer 1995"--T.p. verso.
Category: Philosophy

Digital Forensics And Cyber Crime

Author : Marcus K. Rogers
ISBN : 9783642398919
Genre : Computers
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This book contains a selection of thoroughly refereed and revised papers from the Fourth International ICST Conference on Digital Forensics and Cyber Crime, ICDF2C 2012, held in October 2012 in Lafayette, Indiana, USA. The 20 papers in this volume are grouped in the following topical sections: cloud investigation; malware; behavioral; law; mobile device forensics; and cybercrime investigations.
Category: Computers

Nihilism Emancipation

Author : Gianni Vattimo
ISBN : 023113083X
Genre : Philosophy
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A daring marriage of philosophy and practical politics, Gianni Vattimo takes on some of the most pressing questions of our time: Is it still possible to talk of moral imperatives, individual rights, or political freedom? Are these values still relevant in today's world? Vattimo argues that nihilism is not the absence of meaning but the recognition of a plurality of meanings; it is not the end of civilization but the beginning of new social paradigms. Nihilism is an ethical doctrine in which there are no moral absolutes or infallible natural laws. "Truth" is inescapably subjective, and, because the conditions for equality and liberty are not "naturally" given, society must create these ideals or it will inevitably fall prey to irrationality, prejudice, and oppression. Featuring fourteen of Vattimo's most influential essays on ethics, politics, and law, this collection is a provocative reevaluation of meaning, values, and the idea of freedom in Western culture.
Category: Philosophy

Civil Society

Author : John R. Ehrenberg
ISBN : 0814722083
Genre : Law
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An examination of the historical, political and theoretical evolution of how civil society has been understood for the last 2500 years. The author provides an analysis of the possibilities - and limits - of what this concept can offer to contemporary political affairs.
Category: Law

Modernity And Technology

Author : Thomas J. Misa
ISBN : 0262633108
Genre : Social Science
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The book is divided into three parts.
Category: Social Science

Murphy S Bed

Author : Sighle Kennedy
ISBN : 0838777392
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Concentrates on the puzzling pecularities of style in this work: the puppetry of its characters; its breaks in sequence; its mock documents; and Beckett's inclusion of dates, hours, and celestial data for every major incident in the narrative.
Category: Literary Criticism

Philosophy And Computer Science

Author : Timothy R. Colburn
ISBN : 1563249901
Genre : Computers
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Colburn (computer science, U. of Minnesota-Duluth) has a doctorate in philosophy and an advanced degree in computer science; he's worked as a philosophy professor, a computer programmer, and a research scientist in artificial intelligence. Here he discusses the philosophical foundations of artificial intelligence; the new encounter of science and philosophy (logic, models of the mind and of reasoning, epistemology); and the philosophy of computer science (touching on math, abstraction, software, and ontology).
Category: Computers

Gender Catholicism And Spirituality

Author : Laurence Lux-Sterritt
ISBN : 9781137267948
Genre : Religion
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This timely collection of essays on British and European Catholic spiritualities explores how ideas of the sacred have influenced female relationships with piety and religious vocations over time. Each of the studies focuses on specific persons or groups within the varied contexts of England, France, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain, together spanning the medieval period through to the nineteenth century. Examining the interplay between women's religious roles and patriarchal norms, the volume highlights the relevance of gender and spirituality through a wide geographical and chronological spectrum. It is an essential resource for students of Gender History, Women's Studies and Religious Studies, introducing a wealth of new research and providing an approachable guide to current debates and methodologies. Contributions by: Nancy Jiwon Cho, Frances E. Dolan, Rina Lahav, Jenna Lay, Laurence Lux-Sterritt, Carmen M. Mangion, Querciolo Mazzonis, Marit Monteiro, Elizabeth Rhodes, Kate Stogdon, Anna Welch
Category: Religion

Hair Care

Author : Zoe Diana Draelos
ISBN : 9780203314241
Genre : Medical
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This innovative, fully illustrated handbook provides the foundation for understanding the scientific basis for professional hair care. Linking hair physiology with disease states, patient behavior and cosmetic procedures, this book covers: grooming and grooming cosmetics, coloring techniques, permanent curling and straightening, cosmetic induced ha
Category: Medical

Perspectives On Traditional Settlements And Communities

Author : Bagoes Wiryomartono
ISBN : 9789814585057
Genre : Social Science
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This book covers the relationship between societies and their culture in the context of traditional settlement in Indonesia. The focus of the study is on the search for meanings of local concepts. This study reveals and analyzes the concepts concerning home and their sociocultural strategies for maintaining a sense of community and identity. In this study, identifying local concepts becomes the hallmark and the hub of analyses that explore, verify and establish relations between ideas and phenomena. Based on these relations, this study attempts to capture the reality of the local world that upholds and sustains the communities’ values, norms and principles for what they may call a homeland. The book is organized into two parts. Part I describes a cross-regional habitation in Indonesia, while Part II presents four ethnic regions of Indonesia - Sa’dan Toraja, Bali, Naga and Minangkabau. Their unique traditions, customs, beliefs and attitudes serve to provide diversity in terms of their backgrounds and lifestyles, though they share the challenge of sustaining their sense of home in the face of modernity as characterized by changes and developments toward a technologically industrialized society. The central research questions are - What is development in terms of culture and environmental sustainability? How do these communities respond to modernity?
Category: Social Science

Peripheral Endovascular Interventions

Author : Thomas J. Fogarty
ISBN : 9781475731057
Genre : Medical
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The state-of-the-art in endovascular surgical technology and applications. The editors, renowned endovascular pioneers, have brought together an internationally renowned group of contributors to discuss the components of an endovascular practice, facilities and equipment for endovascular intervention, endovascular instrumentation and devices, and specialised endovascular techniques. New to this edition are chapters detailing recent advances in brachiocephalic, renal and cerebral vascular angioplasty, endovascular prostheses, and a section dealing with the treatment of complications. Approximately 500 illustrations, including 50 in colour, round out the 40 chapters of text. In short, a must-have, cutting edge compendium for all vascular surgeons and trainees as well as for practising general surgeons.
Category: Medical