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Hound Pound Narrative: Sexual Offender Habilitation and the Anthropology of Therapeutic Interventionby James B Waldram
This is a detailed ethnographic study of a therapeutic prison unit in Canada for the treatment of sexual offenders. Utilizing extensive interviews and participant-observation over an eighteen month period of field work, the author takes the reader into the depths of what prison inmates commonly refer to as the "hound pound." James Waldram provides a rich and powerful glimpse into the lives and treatment experiences of one of society's most hated groups. He brings together a variety of theoretical perspectives from psychological and medical anthropology, narrative theory, and cognitive science to capture the nature of sexual offender treatment, from the moment inmates arrive at the treatment facility to the day they are released. This book explores the implications of an outside world that balks at any notion that sexual offenders can somehow be treated and rendered harmless. The author argues that the aggressive and confrontational nature of the prison's treatment approach is counterproductive to the goal of what he calls "habilitation" -- the creation of pro-social and moral individuals rendered safe for our communities.
Although South Asian cookery and gastronomy has transformed contemporary urban foodscape all over the world, social scientists have paid scant attention to this phenomenon. Curried Cultures-a wide-ranging collection of essays-explores the relationship between globalization and South Asia through food, covering the cuisine of the colonial period to the contemporary era, investigating its material and symbolic meanings. Curried Cultures challenges disciplinary boundaries in considering South Asian gastronomy by assuming a proximity to dishes and diets that is often missing when food is a lens to investigate other topics. The book's established scholarly contributors examine food to comment on a range of cultural activities as they argue that the practice of cooking and eating matter as an important way of knowing the world and acting on it.
In 1773, Phillis Wheatley published a book of poetry. It was a great accomplishment that made her very famous.Only a year before, Phillis had had to take a test to prove that she was the actual author of these poems, because Phillis Wheatley was a slave.Who would believe that an African girl could be the author of such poetry?Phillis did! She believed in herself, and took every opportunity she could to make her life better. She believed in the power of her words, and her writing to prove her talent, and used the power of words to change a life.
Thousands of years ago in Egypt, a girl named Muti receives a beautiful necklace from her father. He has carved it himself-from "turquoise as blue as a dragonfly's wing, and carnelian, as red as the inside of a pomegranate." Muti wears it every day as she grows from a small child into an independent young woman. When at the age of thirteen she is sent to work for King Snefru, the mighty Pharaoh of Egypt, Muti finds out just how precious her necklace really is. And in the process, she learns the value of standing up for what she treasures most. With Louise Hawes's clear, evocative prose and Rebecca Guay's rich, powerful illustrations, Muti's tale from thousands of years ago burns brightly alive today.
This oversized paper-over-board concept book takes toddlers all over George's world and theirs. Each page features a different concept: counting, shapes, opposites, emotions, family, jobs, homes, transportation and lots of new words! From morning to night, city to country, home to town and back again, little readers can follow George as they learn more about their own worlds. Just the right book for toddlers learning to talk to help build their vocabulary.
Prepared by the Inter-Agency Task Force on Finance Statistics, this guide presents a conceptual framework for measuring the gross and net debt of the general government and classifying such debt liabilities by instrument and by sector of the counterpart to the debt instrument. Example forms are provided for two summary tables, five detailed tables, and six memorandum tables for presenting the debt statistics. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
In The Poetics of Slumberland, Scott Bukatman celebrates play, plasmatic possibility, and the life of images in cartoons, comics, and cinema. Bukatman begins with Winsor McCay's Little Nemo in Slumberland to explore how and why the emerging media of comics and cartoons brilliantly captured a playful, rebellious energy characterized by hyperbolic emotion, physicality, and imagination. The book broadens to consider similar "animated" behaviors in seemingly disparate media--films about Jackson Pollock, Pablo Picasso, and Vincent van Gogh; the musical My Fair Lady and the story of Frankenstein; the slapstick comedies of Jerry Lewis; and contemporary comic superheroes--drawing them all together as the purveyors of embodied utopias of disorder.
<p>If your web application’s success depends on how quickly and easily users can make transactions, PayPal APIs provide effective solutions you can’t afford to overlook. This expanded edition takes you hands-on through several options to help you determine the best choice for your situation, whether you’re collecting money via websites or mobile apps for products and services, donations, or anything else.</p>
A staff team of the International Monetary Fund's Fiscal Affairs Department offers member countries a strategy for fiscal adjustment that can help support sustainable growth over the longer term. On the spending side, they suggest stabilizing pension and public health spending ratios to gross domestic product and reducing other outlays such as public wages, untargeted social spending, and subsidies. On the revenue side, they suggest reducing existing distortions in the tax system. There is no index. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
In 2002, after an altercation between Muslim vendors and Hindu travelers at a railway station in the Indian state of Gujarat, fifty-nine Hindu pilgrims were burned to death. The ruling nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party blamed Gujarat's entire Muslim minority for the tragedy and incited fellow Hindus to exact revenge. The resulting violence left more than one thousand people dead--most of them Muslims--and tens of thousands more displaced from their homes. Parvis Ghassem-Fachandi witnessed the bloodshed up close. In Pogrom in Gujarat, he provides a riveting ethnographic account of collective violence in which the doctrine of ahimsa--or nonviolence--and the closely associated practices of vegetarianism became implicated by legitimating what they formally disavow. Ghassem-Fachandi looks at how newspapers, movies, and other media helped to fuel the pogrom. He shows how the vegetarian sensibilities of Hindus and the language of sacrifice were manipulated to provoke disgust against Muslims and mobilize the aspiring middle classes across caste and class differences in the name of Hindu nationalism. Drawing on his intimate knowledge of Gujarat's culture and politics and the close ties he shared with some of the pogrom's sympathizers, Ghassem-Fachandi offers a strikingly original interpretation of the different ways in which Hindu proponents of ahimsa became complicit in the very violence they claimed to renounce.
Robert Wokler was one of the world's leading experts on Rousseau and the Enlightenment, but some of his best work was published in the form of widely scattered and difficult-to-find essays. This book collects for the first time a representative selection of his most important essays on Rousseau and the legacy of Enlightenment political thought. These essays concern many of the great themes of the age, including liberty, equality and the origins of revolution. But they also address a number of less prominent debates, including those over cosmopolitanism, the nature and social role of music and the origins of the human sciences in the Enlightenment controversy over the relationship between humans and the great apes. These essays also explore Rousseau's relationships to Rameau, Pufendorf, Voltaire and Marx; reflect on the work of important earlier scholars of the Enlightenment, including Ernst Cassirer and Isaiah Berlin; and examine the influence of the Enlightenment on the twentieth century. One of the central themes of the book is a defense of the Enlightenment against the common charge that it bears responsibility for the Terror of the French Revolution, the totalitarian regimes of the twentieth-century and the Holocaust.
If there is one genre that has captured the imagination of people in all walks of life throughout the world, it is the fairy tale. Yet we still have great difficulty understanding how it originated, evolved, and spread--or why so many people cannot resist its appeal, no matter how it changes or what form it takes. In this book, renowned fairy-tale expert Jack Zipes presents a provocative new theory about why fairy tales were created and retold--and why they became such an indelible and infinitely adaptable part of cultures around the world.Drawing on cognitive science, evolutionary theory, anthropology, psychology, literary theory, and other fields, Zipes presents a nuanced argument about how fairy tales originated in ancient oral cultures, how they evolved through the rise of literary culture and print, and how, in our own time, they continue to change through their adaptation in an ever-growing variety of media. In making his case, Zipes considers a wide range of fascinating examples, including fairy tales told, collected, and written by women in the nineteenth century; Catherine Breillat's film adaptation of Perrault's "Bluebeard"; and contemporary fairy-tale drawings, paintings, sculptures, and photographs that critique canonical print versions.While we may never be able to fully explain fairy tales, The Irresistible Fairy Tale provides a powerful theory of how and why they evolved--and why we still use them to make meaning of our lives.
[from the back cover] "Wanted: GHOST BUSTERS To investigate dread phantom seen in antique mirror. Glass said to carry curse. Originally made for Chiavo, dangerous Spanish sorcerer. Owners since then plagued by tragedy. Sudden pressure on latest to sell. Several visitations by ghost. Current owner very upset; flipping wig. Tough case. But not too tough for the Three Investigators! And who are the Three Investigators? Meet Jupe, Pete, and Bob--three amazing kids from Rocky Beach, California. They crack cases like you wouldn't believe. For thrills, chills, and chuckles, read their off-the-wall adventures. Millions already have!" [from the back cover] "Wanted: Ghost Busters To investigate dread phantom seen in antique mirror. Glass said to carry curse. Originally made for Chiavo, dangerous Spanish sorcerer. Owners since then plagued by tragedy. Sudden pressure on latest to sell. Several visitations by ghost. Current owner very upset; flipping wig. Tough case. But not too tough for the Three Investigators! And who are the Three Investigators? Meet Jupe, Pete, and Bob--three amazing kids from Rocky Beach, California. They crack cases like you wouldn't believe. For thrills, chills, and chuckles, read their off-the-wall adventures. Millions already have!" This is the 21st book in the Three Investigators series. Bookshare has the following books in this action packed mystery series with more on the way. In the middle of a junk yard the boys have hidden headquarters where they unravel puzzling clues in mysteries which often lead them to adventure and danger. Bob is the record keeper, Peter is always ready for action and Jupe does the planning and much of the deep thinking. Look for: #1 The Mystery of Terror Castle, #2 The Mystery of the Stuttering Parrot, #3 The Secret of the Whispering Mummy, #4 The Mystery of the Green Ghost, #4 The Mystery of the Vanishing Treasure, #6 The Secret of Skeleton Island, #7 The Mystery of the Fiery Eye, #8 The Mystery of the Silver Spider, #9 The Mystery of the Screaming Clock, #12 The Mystery of the Laughing Shadow, #14 The Mystery of the Coughing Dragon, #15 The Mystery of the Flaming Footprints, #17 The Mystery of the Singing Serpent, #18 The Mystery of the Shrinking House, #23 The Mystery of the Invisible Dog, #27 The Mystery of the Magic Circle, and #42 The Mystery of Wrecker's Rock, with many more on the way.
You might expect the fact of dying--the dying of a beloved wife and fellow poet--to make for a bleak and lonely tale. But Donald Hall's poignant and courageous poetry, facing that dread fact, involves us all: the magnificent, humorous, and gifted woman, Jane Kenyon, who suffered and died; the doctors and nurses who tried but failed to save her; the neighbors, friends, and relatives who grieved for her; the husband who sat by her while she lived and afterward sat in their house alone with his pain, self-pity, and fury; and those of us who till now had nothing to do with it. As Donald Hall writes, "Remembered happiness is agony; so is remembered agony." Without will touch every feeling reader, for everyone has suffered loss and requires the fellowship of elegy. In the earth's oldest poem, when Gilgamesh howls of the death of Enkidu, a grieving reader of our own time may feel a kinship, across the abyss of four thousand years, with a Sumerian king. In Without Donald Hall speaks to us all of grief, as a poet lamenting the death of a poet, as a husband mourning the loss of a wife. Without is Hall's greatest and most honorable achievement -- his give and testimony, his lament and his celebration of loss and of love.
Prominent lawyer Alistair Langford has worked hard to achieve his immense ambitions, but in the course of just one evening he recklessly destroys everything. The scandal threatens his marriage and exposes a secret he has hidden his entire adult life.Meanwhile, his son Luke, who has led a privileged life but also has worked hard to achieve his own success, has fallen in love with a beautiful actress. When she suddenly leaves him, he plummets into a dangerous depression. His ideals in tatters, he seeks a kind of redemption by taking in two asylum seekers from Kosovo, whose struggles contrast starkly and poignantly with his own.A deftly plotted, highly suspenseful, and astutely observed morality tale, Exposure explores the dangerous pleasure of offering charity, the effects of deceit and shame on a rigidly complacent family, and the nature of love among family and friends.
In response To The global financial crisis, governments provided substantial support To The financial and other key sectors. Although this cushioned the adverse effects of the crisis, it is necessary now to articulate a strategy to ensure the sustainability of public finances. This paper discusses the scale and composition of fiscal adjustment that will need to occur once the recovery is securely under way. Although specific country-level circumstances will influence the composition of the adjustment and its political feasibility, In many cases restoring fiscal sustainability will require reforms to reduce spending and increase tax revenue.
This classic study of European history sweeps from the fall of Rome to the dawn of the Renaissance as it shows how Christianity, its leaders, and its institutions changed the face of Western culture.
This report on Selected Issues was prepared by staff from the International Monetary Fund as background documentation for the periodic consultation with the United States of America. The issues discussed are: the 'new economy'; potential output growth; developments in the US labour market; US equity prices and the technology boom; the influence of US monetary policy on economic conditions in emerging markets; the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act. Tables give economic and financial statistics.
The perfect gift for lovers of ghost stories. Three of Mary Downing Hahn's scariest ghost stories are in this handsome boxed set: Wait Till Helen Comes, All the Lovely Bad Ones, and Deep and Dark and Dangerous.
The sport lover's ultimate road tripWhen Jim Gorant, a Sports Illustrated staffer and lifelong sports fan, discovered that he had never attended a single one of sports' most iconic events, he wondered, What kind of sports fan am I, anyway? And if he had to pick the top ten, what would those events be? The result was a growing obsession, first with determining the events that should make the list and then with actually attending all of them. A personal challenge quickly evolved into a yearlong journey into the heart of sports.From the Kentucky Derby to the Super Bowl, from a day game at Wrigley Field to a fortnight at Wimbledon, from the NCAA Final Four to the frozen tundra of Lambeau Field, Gorant takes us along for the ride, evoking the best (and sometimes the worst) sports has to offer. He enters the inner sanctum of NASCAR, watching the decidedly American pomp and circumstance perched atop an RV. He encounters a fire-eating Patriots fan at the Super Bowl. He sees Jack Nicklaus tee off at the azalea-lined Masters for the last time. He walks a fine line between the football rivals Ohio State and Michigan. And in the process he reveals why sports can so affect our lives.Part adventure, part pilgrimage, Fanatic captures these ten unforgettable sports events in all their color and commotion. The perfect gift for sports enthusiasts, Fanatic is the next best thing to front row seats, and every bit as fun.
From 1884 to 1939, the Great Porter Circus made the unlikely choice to winter in an Indiana town called Lima, a place that feels as classic as Sherwood Anderson's Winesburg, Ohio, and as wondrous as a first trip to the Big Top. In Lima an elephant can change the course of a man's life-or the manner of his death. Jennie Dixianna entices men with her dazzling Spin of Death and keeps them in line with secrets locked in a cedar box. The lonely wife of the show's manager has each room of her house painted like a sideshow banner, indulging her desperate passion for a young painter. And a former clown seeks consolation from his loveless marriage in his post-circus job at Clown Alley Cleaners. Cathy Day follows the circus people into their everyday lives and brings the greatest show on earth to the page.
Able to Play shares the inspiring stories of four baseball players. Mordecai "Three Finger"Brown, Ron Santo, Jim Abbott, and Curtis Pride faced physical challenges otherplayers didn't have. With determination and guts, they didn't just overcome; theyexcelled. This book is a game-changing celebration of overcoming odds.
Ms. Shelby is getting married! As the girls in Nikki and Deja's class compete over who can plan the best imaginary wedding for their teacher, Nikki excitedly throws herself into preparations for the real thing. But Deja is not so enthusiastic. Her Auntie Dee has been temporarily laid off from her job, and Deja is worried. What will happen now that she can no longer afford a new dress and special hairdo? Will Nikki leave her best friend behind while she shops and primps? Will Deja be able to get over her jealousy and enjoy the celebration anyway? This is a charming entry in a chapter book series praised for its accessibility, authenticity, and humor.
In Trickster's Girl, when Kesla's journey comes to an end, she passes the pouch and the quest on to someone else. She picks Jason, a native boy she thinks will be able to finish the job. But in fact, a family feud has cut Jason off from his traditional roots, and he is even more doubtful and resistant than Kesla was. But Raven, now a beautiful girl, is quite persuasive and manages to convince Jason this is something not only that he can do, but that he must if he wants to heal his family and the earth.
IMF staff members examine the reason for the low interest rates paid for sovereign bonds issued by the U. S. and Japan, the sustainability of fiscal improvements in emerging economies, and how long it will take to lower public debt worldwide. Appendices review the theory of fiscal devaluation, analyze past privatization transactions, and track the main determinants of stock-flow adjustments over the last three decades. Color tables and graphs are provided. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
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