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Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography

by Laura Ingalls Wilder Pamela Smith Hill

Follow the real Laura Ingalls and her family as they make their way west and discover that truth is as remarkable as fiction.<P><P> Hidden away since the 1930s, Laura Ingalls Wilder s never-before-published autobiography reveals the true stories of her pioneering life. Some of her experiences will be familiar; some will be a surprise. Pioneer Girl re-introduces readers to the woman who defined the pioneer experience for millions of people around the world.<P> Through her recollections, Wilder details the Ingalls family s journey from Kansas, Missouri, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, back to Minnesota, and on to Dakota Territory sixteen years of travels, unforgettable stories, and the everyday people who became immortal through her fiction. Using additional manuscripts, diaries, and letters, Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography builds on Wilder s work by adding valuable context and explores her growth as a writer.<P> Author of an award-winning Laura Ingalls Wilder biography, editor Pamela Smith Hill offers new insights into Wilder s life and times. In an introduction, Hill illuminates Wilder s writing career and the dynamic relationship between the budding novelist and her daughter and editor, Rose Wilder Lane. Sharing the story of Wilder s original manuscript, Hill discusses the catalysts for Pioneer Girl and the process through which Wilder s story turned from an unpublished memoir into the national phenomenon of the Little House series.<P> Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography also explores the history of the frontier that the Ingalls family traversed and the culture and life of the communities Wilder lived in. This groundbreaking volume develops a fuller picture of Wilder s life and times for the millions of readers who wish to learn more about this important American author. It contains one hundred and twenty-five images, eight fully researched maps, and hundreds of annotations based on numerous primary sources, including census data, county, state, and federal records, and newspapers of the period.<P> An important historic and literary achievement, this annotated edition of Pioneer Girl provides modern readers with new insights into the woman behind the fictional classics Little House in the Big Woods, Farmer Boy, Little House on the Prairie, On the Banks of Plum Creek, By the Shores of Silver Lake, The Long Winter, Little Town on the Prairie, These Happy Golden Years, and The First Four Years.

The Portable Nineteenth-Century Russian Reader

by George Gibian

This book represents the great voices of nineteenth century Russian literature.The veteran author provides an introduction, chronology, biographical essays, and a bibliography.

Introductory Textbook of Psychiatry (Fifth Edition)

by Donald W. Black Nancy C. Andreasen

Learn more about psychiatric diagnosis and therapy.

Religions of India in Practice

by Donald S. Lopez

This volume is organized thematically in order to suggest the interactions, intersections, and confluences in the religious practices of India.

The Second Trial

by Rosemarie Boll

Thirteen-year-old Danny never knew that his father was abusing his mother, until the day his father almost killed her. Now he finds himself in court as his mother fights to have his father kept in jail to keep the family safe. But Danny can't believe that his father is a danger to them, cannot reconcile the father he looks up to with the man who almost took his mother's life. When the limits of the justice system allow his father to be released, Danny's mother decides that he and his little sister must accompany her into hiding. They will go to another city and begin a new life, with new identities. And so begins the second trial, as everything that Danny has known is taken from him. How can he reconcile himself to this new life, where he has a new name, no friends and none of the comforts he's used to? As his mother struggles to support the family, Danny is torn between loving and hating her, blaming her for everything. In his anger he turns to the school's gang of bullies, but a young girl named Nixxie might be his way to find acceptance in this new life.

Apologies to Thucydides: Understanding History As Culture and Vice Versa

by Marshall Sahlins

Thucydides' classic work on the history of the Peloponnesian War is the root of Western conceptions of history--including the idea that Western history is the foundation of everyone else's. Here, Marshall Sahlins takes on Thucydides and the conceptions of history he wrought with a groundbreaking new book that shows what a difference an anthropological concept of culture can make to the writing of history. Sahlins begins by confronting Thucydides' account of the Peloponnesian War with an analogous "Polynesian War," the fight for the domination of the Fiji Islands (1843-55) between a great sea power (like Athens) and a great land power (like Sparta). Sahlins draws parallels between the conflicts with an eye to their respective systems of power and sovereignty as well as to Thucydides' alternation between individual (Pericles, Themistocles) and collective (the Athenians, the Spartans) actors in the making of history. Characteristic of most histories ever written, this alternation between the agency of "Great Men" and collective entities leads Sahlins to a series of incisive analyses ranging in subject matter from Bobby Thomson's "shot heard round the world" for the 1951 Giants to the history-making of Napoleon and certain divine kings to the brouhaha over Elián Gonzalez. Finally, again departing from Thucydides, Sahlins considers the relationship between cultural order and historical contingency through the recounting of a certain royal assassination that changed the course of Fijian history, a story of fratricide and war worthy of Shakespeare. In this most convincing presentation yet of his influential theory of culture, Sahlins experiments with techniques for mixing rich narrative with cultural explication in the hope of doing justice at once to the actions of persons and the customs of people. And he demonstrates the necessity of taking culture into account in the creation of history--with apologies to Thucydides, who too often did not.

Christian Ethics: The End of the Law

by David S. Cunningham

Christian Ethics provides a biblical, historical, philosophical and theological guide to the field of Christian ethics. Prominent theologian David S. Cunningham explores the tradition of 'virtue ethics' in this creative and lively text, which includes literary and musical references as well as key contemporary theological texts and figures. Three parts examine: the nature of human action and the people of God as the 'interpretative community' within which ethical discourse arises the development of a 'virtue ethics' approach, and places this in its Christian context significant issues in contemporary Christian ethics, including the ethics of business and economics, politics, the environment, medicine and sex. This is the essential text for students of all ethics courses in theology, religious studies and philosophy.

Cultural Materialism: The Struggle for a Science of Culture

by Marvin Harris

First published in 1968, Harris's book has been cited in over 1,000 works and is one of the key documents explaining cultural materialism, the theory associated with Harris's work. This updated edition includes the complete 1968 text plus a new introduction by the author, which discusses the impact of the book and highlights some of the major trends in anthropological theory since its original publication. RAT, as it is affectionately known to three decades of graduate students, comprehensively traces the history of anthropology and anthropological theory, culminating in a strong argument for the use of a scientific, behaviorally-based, ethic approach to the understanding of human culture known as cultural materialism

The Complete Systemic Supervisor: Context, Philosophy, and Pragmatics (Second Edition)

by Cheryl L. Storm Thomas C. Todd

This book presents in-depth discussions in systemic supervision of such areas as the interface of supervision and social identities like social class and sexual orientation, supervision ethics, contracting, supervision models associated with the predominant models of systemic therapy, and training of supervisors.

Ethics Without Ontology

by Hilary Putnam

In this brief book one of the most distinguished living American philosophers takes up the question of whether ethical judgments can properly be considered objective--a question that has vexed philosophers over the past century. Looking at the efforts of philosophers from the Enlightenment through the twentieth century, Putnam traces the ways in which ethical problems arise in a historical context. Hilary Putnam's central concern is ontology--indeed, the very idea of ontology as the division of philosophy concerned with what (ultimately) exists. Reviewing what he deems the disastrous consequences of ontology's influence on analytic philosophy--in particular, the contortions it imposes upon debates about the objective of ethical judgments--Putnam proposes abandoning the very idea of ontology. He argues persuasively that the attempt to provide an ontological explanation of the objectivity of either mathematics or ethics is, in fact, an attempt to provide justifications that are extraneous to mathematics and ethics--and is thus deeply misguided.

Five Key Concepts in Anthropological Thinking

by Richard J. Perry

This highly readable introduction discusses anthropological theory in a manner accessible to lay readers, yet does not oversimplify the material. Addresses five key concepts--evolution, culture, structure, function, and relativism--rather than individual theorists, and conveys the sense that their theory and associated debates can be interesting despite their complexity. Presents a balanced view of varying theoretical positions to pique readers' interest and avoid confusion. Uses clear, straightforward language, avoiding esoteric jargon. Critiques certain theoretical positions, including 19th-century racist theories and contemporary post-structural and postmodernist approaches. Includes a glossary of key terms that are highlighted throughout. A thought-provoking reference for anyone interested in learning about anthropology.

History, Labour, and Freedom: Themes From Marx

by G. A. Cohen

Taking Karl Marx's theory of history as their point of departure, these essays, extensively revised and rewritten for this volume, chronicle the growth of humanity's power to produce, and the suffering that the byproducts of this freedom--exploitation, lack of freedom, indignity--have caused. Cohen begins with a discussion and defense of historical materialism before expressing his own reservations about the theory, arguing that the truth of historical materialism is far more open than many Marxists believe. He then addresses some of the principal difficulties under which workers labor in contemporary capitalist class society, offering important new insights for all students of politics, political theory, and Marxism.

The American Farmer and the New Deal

by Theodore Saloutos

Third volume of a trilogy of agricultural history preceded by Agricultural Discontent in the Middle West, 1900-1939 & Farmer Movements in the South, 1865-1933. The American Farmer and the New Deal focuses on the challenges of the New Dealers in agriculture; the farm strikes, relations among the laborers and sharecroppers, the drought seasons, the dust storms, and tenants as well as it tries to come up with solutions to this difficulties

Writing Culture

by George E. Marcus James Clifford

In these new essays, a group of experienced ethnographers, a literary critic, and a historian of anthropology, all known for advanced analytic work on ethnographic writing, place ethnography at the center of a new intersection of social history, interpretive anthropology, travel writing, discourse theory, and textual criticism. The authors analyze classic examples of cultural description, from Goethe and Catlin to Malinowski, Evans-Pritchard, and Le Roy Ladurie, showing the persistence of allegorial patterns and rhetorical tropes. They assess recent experimental trends and explore the functions of orality, ethnicity, and power in ethnographic composition. Writing Culture argues that ethnography is in the midst of a political and epistemological crisis: Western writers no longer portray non-Western peoples with unchallenged authority; the process of cultural representation is now inescapably contingent, historical, and contestable. The essays in this volume help us imagine a fully dialectical ethnography acting powerfully in the postmodern world system. They challenge all writers in the humanities and social sciences to rethink the poetics and politics of cultural invention.

The Wildlife Detectives: How Forensic Scientists Fight Crimes Against Nature

by Donna M. Jackson Wendy Shattil Bob Rozinski

Slaughtering elephants for their ivory; shooting bears for their gall bladders; capturing sea turtles for soup. In the name of vanity, fashion, and greed, man stalks and kills wild animals -- and gets away with it, even when it is clearly against the law. But now scientists have a way to catch and convict poachers. In a laboratory in Ashland, Oregon, they analyze clues to link suspects to crimes. In words and pictures, this book tells a poignant story and reveals how science can indeed save the day.

I, Afterlife: Essay In Mourning Time

by Kristin Prevallet

Poetry. Essays. Much admired by her contemporaries for her experiments in poetic form, Kristin Prevallet now turns those gifts to the most vulnerable moments of her own life, and in doing so, has produced a testament that is both disconsolate and powerful. Meditating on her father's unexplained suicide, Prevallet alternates between the clinical language of the crime report and the lyricism of the elegy. Throughout, she offers a defiant refusal of east consolations or redemptions. Driven by "the need to extend beyond the personal and out the toward the intolerable present," Prevallet brings herself and her readers to the chilling but transcendent place where, as she promises, "darkness has its own resolutions. " According to Fanny Howe, here elegy and essay "converge and there is left a beautiful sense of the poetic itself as all that is left to comfort a person facing a catastrophic loss. " "This is the quietest and most intimate book by one of our best poets"--Forest Gander.

The Civil War and Reconstruction : A Documentary Collection

by William E. Gienapp

An ample, wide-ranging collection of primary sources, The Civil War and Reconstruction: A Documentary Collection, opens a window onto the political, social, cultural, economic, and military history from 1830 to 1877. Particular attention is paid to social history; coverage of the experience of African Americans, women, and non-elites provides a well-rounded picture of the period. Substantial selections, careful editing, and helpful annotations make this collection an ideal supplement for your course on the Civil War and Reconstruction.

Anomalistic Psychology: Exploring Paranormal Belief and Experience

by Anna Stone Christopher C. French

The science behind claims of alien encounters and visions of ghosts can be even more fascinating than the sensationalist headlines. What leads some people to believe in the paranormal? Why might someone think they have been abducted by aliens? And is there any room for superstition in the modern world of science? Anomalistic Psychology* Provides a lively and thought-provoking introduction to the psychology underlying paranormal belief and experience * Covers the latest psychological theories and experiments, and examines the science at the heart of the subject * Uses a unique approach to apply different psychological perspectives - including clinical, developmental and cognitive approaches - to shed new light on the key debates Whether you are a psychology student or simply curious about the paranormal,Anomalistic Psychology is the essential introduction to this contested and controversial field. Belief in the paranormal has been reported in every known society since the dawn of time - find out why.

Invisible Loyalties: Reciprocity in Intergenerational Family Therapy

by Ivan Boszormenyi-Nagy Geraldine M. Spark

This book intends to provide a cohesive theoretical foundation for understanding the deeper structuring forces of meaningful human relationships,broad-based applications in family therapy, individual psychodynamics and interactional technology.

As You Sow: Three Studies in the Social Consequences of Agribusiness

by Walter Goldschmidt

A 30 year old research study by Walter Goldschmidt of what corporate agriculture means to the American rural community and the influences it has to the character of life they lead.

Bioethical Prescriptions: To Create, End, Choose, and Improve Lives

by F. M. Kamm

Bioethical Prescriptions collects F. M. Kamm's articles on bioethics, which have appeared over the last twenty-five years and which have made her among the most influential philosophers in this area. Kamm is known for her intricate, sophisticated, and painstaking philosophical analyses of moralproblems generally and of bioethical issues in particular. This volume showcases these articles - revised to eliminate redundancies - as parts of a coherent whole. A substantive introduction identifies important themes than run through the articles. Section headings include Death and Dying; Early Life (on conception and use of embryos, abortion, andchildhood); Genetics and Other Enhancements (on cloning and other genetic technologies); Allocating Scarce Resources; and Methodology (on the relation of moral theory and practical ethics).

Metamorphoses of Ovid

by Ovid

Classic poetry by Ovid, translated by Allen Mandelbaum

Henry Ford: Putting the World on Wheels

by Dina El Nabli

This is the fascinating story of Henry Ford whose childhood interests led him to leave the Ford family farm in Michigan in search of a career with machinery.

Economics Student Workbook

by Kristina M. Swann

By reading this Student Workbook, you will learn about economics, types of businesses, banking, taxes, and the American free enterprise system. You will also find out how economic systems develop over time.

Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice (Second Edition)

by Maurianne Adams Lee Anne Bell Pat Griffin

For nearly a decade, Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice has been the definitive sourcebook of theoretical foundations and curricular frameworks for social justice teaching practice. This thoroughly revised second edition continues to provide teachers and facilitators with an accessible pedagogical approach to issues of oppression in classrooms. Building on the groundswell of interest in social justice education, the second edition offers coverage of current issues and controversies while preserving the hands-on format and inclusive content of the original. Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice presents a well-constructed foundation for engaging the complex and often daunting problems of discrimination and inequality in American society. This book includes a CD-ROM with extensive appendices for participant handouts and facilitator preparation.

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