Generation J by Lisa Schiffman

By Lisa Schiffman

"I'm no longer by myself. i'm a part of a new release of fragmented Jews. we are in one of those limbo. we are suspended among younger maturity and center age, among Judaism and atheism, among a wish to think in faith and a private background of skepticism. name us a number of searchers. name us post-Holocaust Jews. name us iteration J."Generation J is the ambivalent new release: unaffiliated seekers, women and men who've grown up wondering the boundaries of prepared faith. Lisa Schiffman is this kind of seekers, and iteration J chronicles her trip in the course of the contradictory panorama of Jewish identification. relocating from the private to the common, from autobiography to anthropology, from laughter to tears, Schiffman exhibits us the numerous ways that you may be religious.Whether dipping right into a ritual bathtub, getting henna-tattooed with the superstar of David, unravelling the mysteries of the kabbalah, or confronting what Jewish culture has to assert approximately homosexual marriage, Schiffman finds the conflicts of that means and connection universal to all who try and chart their very own religious course. And, via all of it, with humor and sensitivity, she confronts the explanations for her personal quest and starts off to untangle the various thorniest questions on id, group, and faith in the United States this present day. This enticing exploration of what it capacity to be Jewish is each piece as a lot a desirable journey of the kinds of modern Jewish perform because it is an strange own quest. clever, humorous, and provocative, Schiffman brilliantly explores the issues and probabilities dealing with any non secular seeker today. 

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Pay to the Order of Puerto Rico: The Cost of Dependence by Alexander Odishelidze

By Alexander Odishelidze

Present coverage towards Puerto Rico is costing each one American taxpayer $400 a year-a overall of $22 billion. This publication provides the scandalous historical past in the back of one in every of America's largest and most costly tax shelters, the "commonwealth" of Puerto Rico. The authors percentage the stunning fact approximately how the yank taxpayer is footing a invoice for antiquated coverage towards this island. Puerto Rican businessman Alexander Odishelidze stocks a revealing tale of the way undesirable coverage is losing taxpayer cash and destabilizing the folk and area of Puerto Rico, whereas well known conservative economist Arthur Laffer bolsters the claims together with his indisputable proof and figures. jointly they construct a powerful case that Puerto Rico needs to dispense with the chimera of commonwealth and develop into an self sufficient state or the 51st kingdom of the U.S. of the USA.

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ASCD 1984 - 2004: Defining Moments, Future Prospects by The ASCD Staff Writers

By The ASCD Staff Writers

Based in 1943, the organization for Supervision and Curriculum improvement (ASCD) is a world, nonprofit, nonpartisan association that represents 160,000 educators from greater than one hundred thirty five nations and sixty six associates. Its individuals span the complete career of educators-superintendents, supervisors, principals, lecturers, professors of schooling, and college board members.ASCD used to be at first expected to symbolize curriculum and supervision matters. through the years, its concentration has replaced, and it now addresses all facets of potent instructing and studying, corresponding to specialist improvement, academic management, and potential construction. ASCD 1984-2004: Defining Moments, destiny clients serves as a chronicle of the previous two decades of the organization and provides a glance on the subsequent phases of its actions on behalf of educators and the scholars they serve.

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Scientific Knowledge: Causation, Explanation, and by J.H. Fetzer

By J.H. Fetzer

With this security of intensional realism as a philosophical origin for knowing clinical tactics and grounding medical wisdom, James Fetzer offers a scientific substitute to a lot of modern paintings on medical concept. To Fetzer, the present country of realizing the 'laws' of nature, or the 'law-like' statements of medical theories, seems to be one in every of philosophical defeat; and he's made up our minds to beat that defeat. dependent upon his incisive advocacy of the single-case propensity interpretation of likelihood, Fetzer develops a coherent constitution in which the critical difficulties of the philosophy of technological know-how locate their options. even if the reader accepts the author's contentions could, in spite of everything, rely on historical offerings within the interpretation of expertise and rationalization, yet there may be no doubt of Fetzer's lively competence in arguing for surroundings ontology prior to epistemology, and in the research of language. To us, Fetzer's ambition is attractive, fusing, as he says, the great dedication of the Popperian with the conscientious sensitivity of the Hempelian to the technical precision required for justified explication. To Fetzer, technological know-how is the target pursuit of fallible basic wisdom. This blameless personality­ ization, which we think such a lot scientists may welcome, gets a such a lot cautious elaboration during this publication; it is going to call for both cautious serious con­ sideration. middle for the Philosophy and ROBERT S. COHEN heritage of technological know-how, MARX W. WARTOFSKY Boston college October 1981 v desk OF CONTENTS EDITORIAL PREFACE v FOREWORD xi ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS xv half I: CAUSATION 1.

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International Perspectives on Older Adult Education: by Brian Findsen, Marvin Formosa (eds.)

By Brian Findsen, Marvin Formosa (eds.)

This vital booklet builds on contemporary guides in lifelong studying which concentrate on studying and schooling in later lifestyles. This paintings breaks new flooring in overseas understandings of what constitutes later lifestyles studying throughout various cultures in manifold international locations or areas internationally. Containing forty two separate country/regional analyses of later existence studying, the final value is living in insiders’ conceptualisations and critique of this rising sub-field of lifelong studying and grownup education.

International views on older grownup schooling offers new appreciation of what's taking place in international locations from Europe (14), Africa (10), the Americas (7), Asia (9) and Australasia (2), as authored via grownup educators and/or social gerontologists in respective geographical parts. those analyses are contextualised by means of an intensive advent and demanding appraisal the place tendencies and clean insights are published. the result of this e-book is a never-before to be had critique of what it skill to be an older learner in particular international locations, and the accompanying possibilities and limitations for studying and education.

The sub-title of study, coverage and perform conveys the territory that authors traverse during which rhetoric and fact are interrogated. assurance in chapters contains conceptual research, historic styles of provision, coverage advancements, theoretical views, study reports, demanding situations confronted through international locations and “success tales” of later existence studying. the consequent impression is a bright portrayal of an enormous array of studying that happens in later existence around the globe.

Brian Findsen is Professor of schooling and Postgraduate chief for Te Whiringa university of academic management and coverage, college of schooling, collage of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand.

Marvin Formosa is Head of the dep. of Gerontology, school for Social well being, college of Malta, and Director of the overseas Institute on getting older (United countries - Malta).

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Bourdieu in International Relations: Rethinking Key Concepts by Rebecca Adler-Nissen

By Rebecca Adler-Nissen

This ebook rethinks the main techniques of diplomacy through drawing at the paintings of Pierre Bourdieu.

The previous few years have noticeable a real wave of courses selling sociology in diplomacy. students have steered that Bourdieu’s vocabulary might be utilized to check safety, international relations, migration and worldwide environmental politics. but we nonetheless lack a scientific and obtainable research of what Bourdieu-inspired IR may seem like. This publication offers the reply. It deals an creation to Bourdieu’s pondering to a much broader IR viewers, demanding situations key assumptions, which at the moment constitution IR scholarship – and gives an unique, theoretical restatement of a few of the middle ideas within the box. The booklet brings jointly a pick out team of top IR students who draw on either theoretical and empirical insights from Bourdieu. every one bankruptcy covers one principal suggestion in IR: Methodology, wisdom, energy, procedure, safeguard, tradition, Gender, Norms, Sovereignty and Integration. The chapters show how those suggestions might be reinterpreted and utilized in new methods whilst uncovered to Bourdieusian logic.

Challenging key pillars of IR scholarship, Bourdieu in foreign Relations may be of curiosity to serious theorists, and students of IR theory.

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Reflections on a Disruptive Decade: Essays from the Sixties by Eugene Davidson

By Eugene Davidson

As editor of Modern Age within the Nineteen Sixties, Eugene Davidson brought every one quarterly factor with a thought-provoking contemplation of 1 or one other of the decade's dizzying occasions. accrued jointly right here for the 1st time, the essays in Reflections on a Disruptive Decade current an highbrow conservative's point of view on an period which, since it underscores such a lot of of the political divisions nonetheless with us this present day, maintains to carry our fascination.

Davidson offers with the brilliant yet harassed realm of post-1945 foreign politics, during which the yankee humans confronted a brand new enemy, one frequently baffling and terrifying. The Cuban missile concern was once essentially the most doubtful second in overseas coverage in this century. even though the challenge used to be resolved with out bloodshed, there has been extreme chance of irrationality, for the Russians foolhardily had despatched nuclear missiles to Cuba.

Other themes Davidson addresses are the Civil Rights circulate, the regulations and courses of Lyndon Johnson's nice Society, and the East-West battles of ideology and palms in Europe, Vietnam, and the center East. With awesome shrewdness, Davidson illuminates many contradictions and excesses of the decade's liberal ascendancy, and presciently detects indicators pointing to a resurgence of the nation's conservative forces.

Although greater than thirty years have handed, Davidson's essays nonetheless include nice readability, and his value determinations are nonetheless willing. Reflections on a Disruptive Decade is a very outstanding addition to the paintings of this amazing scholar.

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A Preliminary Discourse on the Study of Natural Philosophy by Sir John Frederick William Herschel

By Sir John Frederick William Herschel

Astronomer and thinker J. F. W. Herschel's A initial Discourse at the learn of average Philosophy, initially released in 1830, may be considered as the 1st sleek paintings at the philosophy of technological know-how. during this booklet, Herschel rigorously units out what he regards because the ideas and techniques of medical research, either at a theoretical point and on the point of scan or statement. He describes nature as being ruled by means of legislation that are tough to figure via mere remark and so deduces that theoretical technological know-how calls for analogical reasoning. within the Discourses, written because the first in a chain known as cupboard Cyclopaedia, he covers a variety of methodological, clinical and philosophical matters that come with discussions of latest astronomy, atomism and chemistry. His writing on gentle is seriously stimulated via Newton. Herschel additionally ponders the diversities among people and animals and the connection among non secular religion and clinical enquiry.

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Kristeva and the Political (Thinking the Political) by Cecilia Sjoholm

By Cecilia Sjoholm

Julia Kristeva is among the such a lot influential French thinkers of the 20 th century and is better recognized for her paintings in linguistics. although her paintings has been very influential, the political implications of her writings have to date been overlooked. Kristeva and the Political is the 1st booklet to discover the relation of Kristeva's paintings to the political and casts new gentle on her paintings, connecting her to fresh advancements in literary concept, political idea, and cultural experiences. specifically it exhibits how Kristeva's account of the subconscious and psychoanalysis in general, widens the inspiration of the political.Each bankruptcy introduces a basic topic in Kristeva's paintings, highlighting a selected interval of improvement in her proposal and drawing on texts from the Sixties via to the Nineteen Nineties. topics addressed comprise Kristeva's idea of discourse, the speculation of the topic, the thought of alterity, feminism and marginality and her thought often called the 'politics of meaning'. Kristeva and the Political additionally indicates how Kristeva's notions of the political draw on a wealthy array of thinkers and writers, from Freud, Melanie Klein and Lacan, to Proust and Marguerite Duras.

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