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The Emotional Politics of Racism: How Feelings Trump Facts in an Era of Colorblindness

by Paula Ioanide

With stop-and-frisk laws, new immigration policies, and cuts to social welfare programs, majorities in the United States have increasingly supported intensified forms of punishment and marginalization against black, Latino, Arab and Muslim people in the United States, even as a majority of citizens claim to support "colorblindness" and racial equality. With this book, Paula Ioanide examines how emotion has prominently figured into these contemporary expressions of racial discrimination and violence. How U. S. publics dominantly feel about crime, terrorism, welfare, and immigration often seems to trump whatever facts and evidence say about these politicized matters. Though four case studies--the police brutality case of Abner Louima; the exposure of torture at Abu Ghraib; the demolition of New Orleans public housing units following Hurricane Katrina; and a proposed municipal ordinance to deny housing to undocumented immigrants in Escondido, CA--Ioanide shows how racial fears are perpetuated, and how these widespread fears have played a central role in justifying the expansion of our military and prison system and the ongoing divestment from social welfare. But Ioanide also argues that within each of these cases there is opportunity for new mobilizations, for ethical witnessing: we must also popularize desires for justice and increase people's receptivity to the testimonies of the oppressed by reorganizing embodied and unconscious structures of feeling.

Totally Carrot Cookbook

by Helene Siegel Karen Gillingham Carolyn Vibbert

Carrot Cake, Gingered Carrot Soup, Carrot and Onion Tart, Orange Glazed Carrots - go beyond the carrot stick with this pocket cookbook, full of root vegetable recipes sure to delight the tastebuds of carrot aficionados and carrot skeptics alike.

Totally Corn Cookbook

by Helene Siegel Karen Gillingham

From soups and salsas to entrees, corn breads, and desserts, lovers of this summery vegetable will find a trove of corn recipes in this pocket-size cookbook. With recipes like Polenta with Mascarpone and Porcini, Chicken and Corn Chili, and Buttermilk Corn Muffins, Totally Corn is a must-have for any corn-lover.

Totally Teatime Cookbook

by Helene Siegel Karen Gillingham

The traditional afternoon teatime is a tasty opportunity to catch up with friends over delectable finger foods. In this adorable pocket-size cookbook, you'll find modern variations on time-honored favorites like jelly pockets, crumpets, tarts, and punch. With recipes such as Smoked Turkey Tomato Sandwich, Ginger Buttermilk Scones, and Coconut Lemon Curd Tartlets, you can enjoy the taste of teatime any time of day!

Totally Steak Cookbook

by Helene Siegel

There are few foods as satisfying as an excellent steak. With this handy pocket-size cookbook, you'll discover the secrets to cooking the perfect steak in mouth-watering recipes such as Seared Sirloin, Blue Cheese, and Walnut Salad; Beef Satay; Rosemary Beef Skewers; and Steak au Poivre.

Totally Picnic Cookbook

by Helene Siegel Carolyn Vibbert

Are you ready to get out of the kitchen and into the great outdoors? Make some Citrus-Marinated Game Hens, a Couscous Salad with Roasted Peppers, and Ginger Peanut Butter Cookies for a day at the lake or Cool Watercress Soup, Mustard Chicken, and Berry Cheesecake Brownies for a summer afternoon at the park. With menus for snacks, sandwiches, salads, meats, and desserts ready for picnics anywhere from the beach to your backyard, the weekend-ready recipes in this handy pocket-size cookbook are designed to satisfy hungry picnickers on any occasion.

Totally Muffins Cookbook

by Helene Siegel Karen Gillingham

Do you know the muffin man? With the help of the handy pocket-size Totally Muffins Cookbook, you won't have to. From blueberry buttermilk to banana walnut and from almond poppy seed to raspberry cheesecake, you'll be whipping up fabulous muffins in no time.

Totally Lemons Cookbook

by Helene Siegel Karen Gillingham Carolyn Vibbert

When life gives you lemons, don't think you have to make lemonade. From classic lemon bars, lemon poppy seed muffins, and marmalade to lemon pepper game hens, raw artichoke salad, and pasta with lemon cream sauce, the petite Totally Lemons Cookbook proves that nothing brightens up a recipe like a lemon.

Whoever Tells the Best Story Wins

by Annette Simmons

Most people have been conditioned to believe that business communication must be clear, rational, and objective, with no place for emotion or subjective thinking. Yet the most powerful, persuasive communication has a human element. . . often delivered simply and personally through the telling of stories. This book shows readers how to use personal stories to get their ideas across and create meaningful connections between themselves and their audience. Moving beyond the usual speech-openers or ice-breakers, the book gives readers a process for finding, developing, and using their own stories, including how to: * gain people's trust * use six different kinds of stories * shift from everyday thinking into story thinking * help shape group decisions and actions. Filled with enlightening anecdotes, this practical guide gives readers the tools they need to persuade, inspire, and influence others through the power of story. CEO Refresher The Best Books of 2007

Totally Garlic Cookbook

by Helene Siegel Karen Gillingham

Filled with recipes for breads, broths, and bold dishes such as Garlic Herb Focaccia, Pork Roast with Garlic and Sage, and Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes, garlic takes center stage in this handy pocket-size book featuring the world's favorite seasoning.

Totally Chile Pepper Cookbook

by Helene Siegel Karen Gillingham

Spice up your palate with some chile peppers! Try the zesty flavors of Chile Arbol Salsa, Jalapeño Flank Steak, or Poblano Corn Quesadillas. Whether you want to add just a touch of heat to your meals or you're a chilehead who craves a really fiery dish, this little pocket-size cookbook packs a punch.

Totally Burgers Cookbook

by Helene Siegel Karen Gillingham

Whether you prefer classic burgers, turkey burgers, veggie burgers, or gourmet burgers, you'll have plenty of recipes to choose from in this handy little book. With burger recipes both classic and unique, such as a Patty Melt Supreme and a Salmon Ginger Burger, Totally Burgers Cookbook is small enough to fit in your pocket but comprehensive enough to earn a lasting place in your kitchen.

Totally Bagel Cookbook

by Helene Siegel

From schmears and spreads to sandwiches and snacks, this handy little book presents a trove of recipes sure to appeal to any bagel-lover. With dishes ranging from the classic--like a Cream Cheese and Lox Sandwich on a homemade bagel--to the unique--like a Date Walnut Spread--delve into the world of bagel cuisine with the pocket guide Totally Bagel Cookbook.

The Other Week

by Joy Williams

A Vintage Shorts "Short Story Month" Selection Francine and Freddie live in a little house on the edge of the desert, with not enough money, too many snakes, no coffee, and a very strange gardener named Dennis who wants to start a security cactus ranch and is nursing a lost love. Things are ripe for dissolution. "The Other Week" is a wickedly sharp, darkly humorous story, from one of contemporary fiction's most singular voices--a National Book Award nominee and finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Critics Circle Award. A selection from Honored Guest, hailed as "Phenomenally interesting. . . . Miraculously and intelligently weird . . . Joy Williams wastes not a word in the stories that she tells" (Chicago Tribune). An eBook short.

A River Out of Eden

by John Hockenberry

On a night of torrential rain, a warrior appears near the Colombia River, where the Chinook people thrived before the hydroelectric dams came and changed their entire way of life. He has come to reclaim the river, to return it to its original majesty. Soon after, government employees are found murdered with elaborate harpoons. As the body count grows, Francine Smohalla, a government marine biologist of Chinook and white descent, embarks on her own investigation of the bizarre murders. As she desperately tries to find the killer and prevent any other murders, she finds herself spinning in the convergence of ethnic hatreds between Indians and whites, an unlikely relationship with a kindred spirit whose troubled life has led him to contemplate terrorism and apocalypse, an ancient prophecy about the return of her beloved salmon, and the giant dams on the Columbia that loom large and as seemingly immovable as the mountains themselves. A River Out of Eden is a gripping literary thriller straight from today's headlines set against the uniquely American contradictions of the Pacific Northwest.

A Taste of Power

by Elaine Brown

Brown's account of her life at the highest levels of the Black Panther party's hierarchy. More than a journey through a turbulent time in American history, this is the story of a black woman's battle to define herself.

The Wicked, Wicked Ladies in the Haunted House

by Peter Sis Mary Chase

Maureen Swanson is the scourge of the neighborhood. At age nine, she already has a reputation as a hard slapper, a loud laugher, a liar, and a stay-after-schooler. The other kids call her Stinky. So sometimes when Maureen passes the crumbling (and haunted?) Messerman mansion, she imagines that she is Maureen Messerman-rich, privileged, and powerful. Then she finds a way into the forbidden, boarded-up house. In the hall are portraits of seven young women wearing elaborate gowns and haughty expressions. Maureen has something scathing to say to each one, but then she notices that the figures seem to have shifted in their frames. So she reaches out her finger to touch the paint-just to make sure-and touches . . . silk! These seven daughters of privilege are colder and meaner than Maureen ever thought to be. They are wicked, wicked ladies, and Maureen has something they want. . . .

The Road to Mars

by Eric Idle

What makes humans bark?Is the funny bone funny?What is the algebra of comedy?Did the sitcom originate with the ape?Carlton is an android (a 4.5 Bowie Artificial Intelligence Robot) who works for Alex and Lewis, two comedians from the twenty-second century who travel the outer vaudeville circuit of the solar system known ironically as the Road to Mars. His problem is that although as a computer he cannot understand irony, he is attempting to write a thesis about comedy, its place in evolution, and whether it can ever be cured. And he is also studying the comedians of the late twentieth century (including obscure and esoteric comedy acts such as Monty Python's Flying Circus) in his search for the comedy gene. In the meantime, while auditioning for a gig on the Princess Di (a solar cruise ship), his two employers inadvertently offend the fabulous diva Brenda Woolley and become involved in a terrorist plot against Mars, the home of Showbiz.Can Carlton prevent Alex and Lewis from losing their gigs, help them overcome the love thing, and finally understand the meaning of comedy in the universe? Will a robot ever really be able to do stand-up? As Einstein might have said, nothing in the universe can travel faster than the speed of laughter.The Road to Mars was named one of the best books of 1999 by the Los Angeles Times.From the Hardcover edition.

Islam and the Challenge of Democracy

by Joshua Cohen Khaled Abou El Fadl Deborah Chasman

The events of September 11 and the subsequent war on terrorism have provoked widespread discussion about the possibility of democracy in the Islamic world. Such topics as the meaning of jihad, the role of clerics as authoritative interpreters, and the place of human rights and toleration in Islam have become subjects of urgent public debate around the world. With few exceptions, however, this debate has proceeded in isolation from the vibrant traditions of argument within Islamic theology, philosophy, and law. Islam and the Challenge of Democracy aims to correct this deficiency. The book engages the reader in a rich discourse on the challenges of democracy in contemporary Islam. The collection begins with a lead essay by Khaled Abou El Fadl, who argues that democracy, especially a constitutional democracy that protects basic individual rights, is the form of government best suited to promoting a set of social and political values central to Islam. Because Islam is about submission to God and about each individual's responsibility to serve as His agent on Earth, Abou El Fadl argues, there is no place for the subjugation to human authority demanded by authoritarian regimes. The lead essay is followed by eleven others from internationally respected specialists in democracy and religion. They address, challenge, and engage Abou El Fadl's work. The contributors include John Esposito, Muhammad Fadel, Noah Feldman, Nader Hashemi, Bernard Haykel, Muqtedar Khan, Saba Mahmood, David Novak, William Quandt, Kevin Reinhart, and Jeremy Waldron.

Facebook Marketing

by Mari Smith Chris Treadaway

The bestselling Sybex guide to marketing on Facebook, now fully updatedAs the second most-visited site on the web, Facebook offers myriad marketing opportunities and a host of new tools. This bestselling guide is now completely updated to cover all of the latest tools including Deals, sponsored stories, the Send button, and more. It explains how to develop a winning strategy, implement a campaign, measure results, and produce usable reports. Case studies, step-by-step directions, and hands-on tutorials in the popular Hour-a-Day format make this the perfect handbook for maximizing marketing efforts on Facebook.This revised guide fills you in on the latest Facebook conventions, tools, and demographics, and outlines the important strategic considerations for planning a campaignTakes you step by step through crafting an initial Facebook presence, developing an overall marketing strategy, setting goals, defining metrics, developing reports, and integrating your strategy with other marketing activitiesCovers using features such as events, applications, and pay-per-click advertisingIncludes case studies and directions for updating, monitoring, and maintaining your campaignThis popular guide is packed with up-to-date information to help you develop, implement, measure, and maintain a successful Facebook marketing program.

Artists Unframed

by Merry Forresta

Tucked away among the letters, diaries, and other ephemera in the Smithsonian's archives lies a trove of rarely seen snapshots of some of the twentieth century's most celebrated artists. Unlike the familiar official portraits and genius-at-work shots, these humble snaps capture creative giants with their guard down, in the moment, living life. Pablo Picasso stands proudly on a balcony with young daughter Maya--a tiny, meticulously inked annotation penned by an unknown hand proclaims that "he's very much in love." Jackson Pollock morosely carves a turkey while his mother, Stella, and wife, Lee Krasner, look on. A young Andy Warhol clowns for the camera with college friend Philip Pearlstein, and in a later shot more closely resembles his famously enigmatic public self at a gallery opening with John Lennon and Yoko Ono.

Beyond Suspicion

by Catherine Winn

Her mom's remarriage has been hard on fifteen year old Shelby. Roger is strict and treats her like a child. At least they're letting her go to her first boy-girl party. That is until she gets home from school and finds that Roger has changed his mind--he wants Shelby to babysit her year-old brother Josh. It's so unfair! Fuming, Shelby takes Josh in his stroller to the park. After all, it's not his fault. Someone sets off fireworks, distracting Shelby. When she turns around--Josh is gone. Shelby tells the police she's seen a white van cruising the neighborhood lately, and she thinks she saw it at the park as well. But to her horror, the police are not interested: Pointing to angry texts to her girlfriends about getting back at Roger, they accuse her of causing Josh's disappearance! The police focus on the woods around the park, driving Shelby wild with fear and anger that the kidnappers will get away. With TV reporters all over the front yard, Shelby sneaks out the back to find her brother, any way she can. So begins Shelby's race against time--and against a world that has turned on her. And yet she finds help along the way. There's mysterious Matt, who says he wants to help, but doesn't seem to want anyone to know it. And there's Jess, who watches out for Shelby as, against the odds, she tracks down the kidnappers down just as they are leaving town.

The Enterprise Cloud

by James Bond

Despite the buzz surrounding the cloud in recent years, only a small percentage of organizations worldwide rely on this service--so far. If you're planning your long-term cloud strategy, this practical book provides insider knowledge and real-world lessons regarding planning, design, operations, security, and application transformation.Author James Bond provides useful guidance and best practice checklists based on his field experience with real customers and cloud providers. You'll view cloud services from the perspective of a consumer and as an owner/operator of an enterprise private or hybrid cloud, and learn valuable lessons from successful and less-than-successful organization use-case scenarios.Get updated trends and definitions in cloud computing, deployment models, and for building or buying cloud servicesDiscover challenges in cloud operations and management not foreseen by early adoptersUse real-world lessons to plan and build an enterprise private or hybrid cloudLearn how to assess, port, and migrate legacy applications to the cloudIdentify security threats and vulnerabilities unique to the cloudEmploy a cloud management system for your enterprise (private or multi-provider hybrid) cloud ecosystemUnderstand the challenges for becoming an IT service broker leveraging the power of the cloud

Designing Connected Products

by Elizabeth Goodman Claire Rowland Martin Charlier Ann Light Alfred Lui

Networked thermostats, fitness monitors, and door locks show that the Internet of Things can (and will) enable new ways for people to interact with the world around them. But designing connected products for consumers brings new challenges beyond conventional software UI and interaction design.This book provides experienced UX designers and technologists with a clear and practical roadmap for approaching consumer product strategy and design in this novel market. By drawing on the best of current design practice and academic research, Designing Connected Products delivers sound advice for working with cross-device interactions and the complex ecosystems inherent in IoT technology.

Voices of Collective Remembering

by James V. Wertsch

This book draws on psychology, history, literary theory, semiotics, sociology, and political science to provide a comprehensive review of collective memory. It outlines a particular way that narratives produced by the modern state are consumed by individuals. These issues are examined with the help of examples from the transformation Russia has undergone as it entered its post-Soviet era. This is a case study of how a modern state can lose control of collective memory and how memory can be regenerated in unique ways.

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