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By examining how neoliberal economic reform policies have affected educated young adults in contemporary Morocco, Searching for a Different Future posits a new socioeconomic formation: the global middle class. During Morocco's postcolonial period, from the 1950s through the 1970s, development policy and nationalist ideology supported the formation of a middle class based on the pursuit of education, employment, and material security. Neoliberal reforms adopted by Morocco since the early 1980s have significantly eroded the capacity of the state to nurture the middle class, and unemployment and temporary employment among educated adults has grown. There is no longer an obvious correlation between the best interests of the state and those of the middle-class worker. As Shana Cohen demonstrates, educated young adults in Morocco do not look toward the state for economic security and fulfillment but toward the diffuse, amorphous global market. Cohen delves into the rupture that has occurred between the middle class, the individual, and the nation in Morocco and elsewhere around the world. Combining institutional economic analysis with cultural theory and ethnographic observation including interviews with seventy young adults in Casablanca and Rabat, she reveals how young, urban, educated Moroccans conceive of their material, social, and political conditions. She finds that, for the most part, they perceive improvement in their economic and social welfare apart from the types of civic participation commonly connected with nationalism and national identity. In answering classic sociological questions about how the evolution of capitalism influences identity, Cohen sheds new light on the measurable social and economic consequences of globalization and on its less tangible effects on individuals' perception of their place in society and prospects in life.
Searching for Africa in Brazil is a learned exploration of tradition and change in Afro-Brazilian religions. Focusing on the convergence of anthropologists' and religious leaders' exegeses, Stefania Capone argues that twentieth-century anthropological research contributed to the construction of an ideal Afro-Brazilian religious orthodoxy identified with the Nag (Yoruba) cult in the northeastern state of Bahia. In contrast to other researchers, Capone foregrounds the agency of Candombl leaders. She demonstrates that they successfully imposed their vision of Candombl on anthropologists, reshaping in their own interest narratives of Afro-Brazilian religious practice. The anthropological narratives were then taken as official accounts of religious orthodoxy by many practitioners of Afro-Brazilian religions in Brazil. Capone draws on ten years of ethnographic fieldwork in Salvador de Bahia and Rio de Janeiro as she demonstrates that there is no pure or orthodox Afro-Brazilian religion. Challenging the usual interpretations of Afro-Brazilian religions as fixed entities, completely independent of one another, Capone reveals these practices as parts of a unique religious continuum. She does so through an analysis of ritual variations as well as discursive practices. To illuminate the continuum of Afro-Brazilian religious practice and the tensions between exegetic discourses and ritual practices, Capone focuses on the figure of Exu, the sacred African trickster who allows communication between gods and men. Following Exu and his avatars, she discloses the centrality of notions of prestige and power--mystical and religious--in Afro-Brazilian religions. To explain how religious identity is constantly negotiated among social actors, Capone emphasizes the agency of practitioners and their political agendas in the "return to roots," or re-Africanization, movement, an attempt to recover the original purity of a mythical and legitimizing Africa.
Determined to find his father and relive their good times, twelve-year-old Spencer takes his cat, slips away from home in Seattle, and sets out for Candlestick Park.
In Searching for God Knows What, Donald Miller's provocative and funny book, he shows readers that the greatest desire of every person is the desire for redemption. Every person is constantly seeking redemption (or at least the feeling of it) in his or her life, believing countless gospels that promise to fix the brokenness. Typically their pursuits include the desire for fulfilling relationships, successful careers, satisfying religious systems, status, and escape. Miller reveals how the inability to find redemption leads to chaotic relationships, self-hatred, the accumulation of meaningless material possessions, and a lack of inner peace. Readers will learn to identify in themselves and within others the universal desire for redemption. They will discover that the gospel of Jesus is the only way to find meaning in life and true redemption. Mature believers as well as seekers and new Christians will find themselves identifying with the narrative journey unfolded in the book, which is simply the pursuit of redemption. "Miller ... writes on faith with candor and passion reminiscent of Frederick Buechner and Anne Lamott. "The Oregonian" Like a shaken snow globe, Donald Miller's newest collection of essays creates a swirl of ideas about the Christian life that eventually crystallize into a lovely landscape . . . [He] is one of the evangelical book market's most creative writers. " -Christianity Today"For fans of Blue Like Jazz, I doubt you will be disappointed. Donald Miller writes with the wit and vulnerability that you expect. Sharing stories of his upbringing and his journey in more recent years, he perfectly illustrates important themes in a genuine and humorous manner . . . For those who would be reading Miller for the first time, this would be a great start. -Relevant"Whenever people ask me about Donald Miller, I notice the first thing I say is, 'That guy can write. ' Having met Don, I also know he seeks to live what he writes, or better said, he writes what he lives. That, I think, is the top credential for a person who writes about ultimate concerns-spirituality, meaning, purpose, life, God, and joy. In Searching for God Knows What, you'll find more of his great writing, honest feeling, and spiritual insight to help you on your journey. -Brian McLaren Pastor, Author-www. anewkindofchristian. com
What do twentieth-century fictional images of the Chinese reveal about the construction of nationhood in the former West Indian colonies? In her groundbreaking interdisciplinary work, Searching for Mr. Chin,Anne-Marie Lee-Loy seeks to map and understand a cultural process of identity formation: "Chineseness" in the West Indies. Reading behind the stereotypical image of the Chinese in the West Indies, she compares fictional representations of Chinese characters in Jamaica, Trinidad, and Guyana to reveal the social and racial hierarchies present in literature by popular authors such as V. S. Naipaul and Samuel Selvon, as well as lesser known writers and hard to access literary texts. Using historical, discursive, and theoretical frameworks for her literary analysis, Lee-Loy shows how the unstable and ambiguous "belonging" afforded to this "middleman minority" speaks to the ways in which narrative boundaries of the nation are established. In addition to looking at how Chinese have been viewed as "others," Lee-Loy examines self-representations of "Chineseness" and how they complicate national narratives of belonging.
"History, romance, and even a little mystery all combined in one wonderful book. " -Best Sellers World, Five Star Review Maggie went in search of a love story, but she never expected to find her own. . . Desperate to escape her life in a small Pennsylvania mining town, Maggie Joyce accepts a job in post-World War II London, hoping to find adventure. While touring Derbyshire, she stumbles upon the stately Montclair, rumored by locals to be the inspiration for Pemberley, the centerpiece of Jane Austen's beloved Pride and Prejudice. Determined to discover the truth behind the rumors, Maggie embarks on a journey through the letters and journals of Montclair's former owners, the Lacey family, searching for signs of Darcy and Elizabeth. But when the search introduces her to both a dashing American pilot and a handsome descendant of the "Darcy" line, Maggie must decide how her own love story will end. . . *** PRAISE FOR SEARCHING FOR PEMBERLEY: "A shining addition to the world of historical fiction. " Curled Up With A Good Book "A resounding success on all levels. " Roundtable Reviews "A precious jewel of a novel with a strong love story and page-turning mystery. Absorbing, amusing, and very cleverly written. " The Searcher
Lauren, Jayda, Danielle, and Brenda are finishing their senior year of high school. They seem to have perfect lives, but these girls have more to worry about than finals and college applications. Lauren has an inextinguishable infatuation with her history teacher, and she will do whatever it takes to get what she wants, even if it means hurting herself, her friends, or someone who truly loves her. As she plans to celebrate her eighteenth birthday, she concentrates her attention on making it one she'll always remember. Jayda has the closest relationship with Lauren, but even she can't sway her friend from making decisions she will regret. Besides, she has her own problems. With her parents' marriage in turmoil, she has to be the backbone of her family. Can she balance that with her new love interest, who comes from a completely different background than she does? Danielle's a single mother who has enough on her plate without having to deal with her pessimistic mother always telling her that she can do nothing right. When she makes a new friend, he brings a breath of fresh air into her life. With his help, she's making strides to become the woman she's always hoped to be. Brenda is the brainiac of the foursome, but doesn't seem to be very smart when it comes to men. When she messes up something good with a great guy, she realizes where her problems lie and confronts her mother head-on. These young women on the brink of adulthood are struggling to handle their issues. As God is introduced to them in unusual ways, they find themselves on a journey they'll never forget.
In 1980 Tom Keneally was in Beverley Hills returning from the Sorrento film festival where The Chant of Jimmy Blacksmith had been showing. Looking for a new briefcase, Tom meets the Polish-Jewish Leopold Pfefferberg Page aka Poldek and his life for the next few years is taken over by this charismatic and driven man and the story he wants shared. "It's a story for you, I swear," he says to Tom. The story is of course that of â The all-drinking, all-screwing, all black-marketeering Nazi. But to me he was Jesus Christ, Oskar Schindler". And Poldek shared with Tom the story of SCHINDLER'S ARK which went on to win the Booker Prize and ultimately to become the Oscar award-winning film SCHINDLER'S LIST. Schindler, the ruined Catholic hedonist, had something ambiguous about him that appealled to the ex-seminarian Tom Keneally who still struggled with his own Catholicism and his humanist view of the world. Oskar showed that virtue, regardless of race, creed or religion, emerged where it would. Tom was a small child during WWII and these memories, along with the appeal of Schindler and Poldek's insistence, influenced him to write the book SCHINDLER'S ARK. Oskar and his Jews reduced the Holocaust - an almost untellable story in its scope and devastation - to an understandable human scale. SEARCHING FOR SCHINDLER is very much Tom's journey, he reflects on his early days as a writer with quite a bit of success - but no confidence - and how this book, the people he met, and the film it became, changed his life. From his Sydney home, he tracked down the main player's in Poldek and Schindler's story. Tom and Poldek travelled across the US, Germany, Israel, Austria and Poland interviewing survivors and discovering extraordinary stories. SCHINDLER'S ARK took a huge toll on Tom, and his family, he had never been so overwhelmed by the writing of a story. It forced him to think about Australians and their attitudes to the Holocaust, to think about the Israel / Palestine situation and about families. Not ready to give up the story of Schindler and his Jews after the enormous success of the book, Tom is there for the film adaptation and on set for the filming. Filled with stories of Steven Spielberg, Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, Ralph Fiennes and many other well-known and strong characters SEARCHING FOR SCHINDLER gives Tom Keneally scope to show the wonderful, warm, thinking, compassionate and very funny man that he is.
First in a sizzling new series from Jennifer Probst, the USA Today bestselling author adored for her "fresh, fun, and sexy" (Romancing the Book) storytelling! In charming Verily, New York, Kate Seymour has a smashing success with Kinnections, the matchmaking service she owns with her two best girlfriends. But Kate's more than a savvy businesswoman: She's gifted with a secret power, a jolting touch that signals when love's magic is at work. It rocked her when she picked up a strange volume of love spells in the town's used bookstore . . . and it zapped her again when she encountered Slade Montgomery, the hot-tempered-- and hot-bodied--divorce lawyer who storms into Kinnections demanding proof that playing Cupid won't destroy his vulnerable sister, Kate's newest client. The only way to convince this cynic that she's no fraud, and that love is no mirage, is for Kate to meet his audacious challenge: find him his dream woman. Can Kate keep their relationship strictly business when her electrifying attraction nearly knocked her off her feet? Or has the matchmaker finally met her match?
Andi Talbot is thrilled to receive horseback riding lessons as a gift from her father, but when a pony named Sunshine disappears, she is forced to put her lessons on hold. Andi and her friends use their pet-finding skills to search for Sunshine.
In Searching for Utopia, Hanna Holborn Gray reflects on the nature of the university from the perspective of today's research institutions. In particular, she examines the ideas of former University of California president Clark Kerr as expressed in The Uses of the University, written during the tumultuous 1960s. She contrasts Kerr's vision of the research-driven "multiveristy" with the traditional liberal educational philosophy espoused by Kerr's contemporary, former University of Chicago president Robert Maynard Hutchins. Gray's insightful analysis shows that both Kerr, widely considered a realist, and Hutchins, seen as an oppositional idealist, were utopians. She then surveys the liberal arts tradition and the current state of liberal learning in the undergraduate curriculum within research universities. As Gray reflects on major trends and debates since the 1960s, she illuminates the continuum of utopian thinking about higher education over time, revealing how it applies even in today's climate of challenge.
An account of the search for, recovery, preservation, and study of the fossilized remains of the dinosaur Velociraptor as narrated by 2 paleontologists who led the expedition to Mongolia.
Annie Berkley, a schoolmate of Shelby's who has appeared in previous books, lives in a foster home and has become depressed. Shelby is concerned and eventually wins over Annie's trust in order to find out what's bothering her. Annie's mother disappeared several years ago, leaving with her boyfriend when Annie was 8. she was never in touch with her daughter again. But now, the boyfriend has returned, saying that he lost touch with the mother and doesn't know what happened to her. Shelby suspects that something more sinister is going on, and as she digs through clues, discovers that the boyfriend knows far more about the mother's whereabouts than he's letting on. But the attempt to uncover secrets puts Shelby and Annie's lives in danger.
Virginia is torn between going off to college with Jamison and staying home to help her family and elderly neighbor.
100 searing recipes that turn ordinary meat and fish into restaurant-quality meals.
"An irresistibly intriguing story line that brings the past vividly to life. . . . Nobody does Native Americana better than the Gears." --BooklistIn the eagerly awaited third installment of the Contact: Battle for America saga, New York Times bestselling authors W. Michael and Kathleen O'Neal Gear richly portray a clash of cultures and a native peoples' struggle to protect their world. Set against the tragic war sparked by Hernando de Soto's brutal invasion of the American South, A Searing Wind heightens the historical action in this series hailed as "magnificent" (Andrew M. Greeley) and "exciting, skillfully crafted, and fast-paced" (Publishers Weekly).Black Shell is an exile, banished by his people for his cowardice in battle. To his fearsome patron spirit, Horned Serpent, however, he is imbued with the courage and keenness to stop the Kristiano onslaught. He and his beautiful wife Pearl Hand have fought them from the Florida Peninsula through the very heart of native America. A trader by profession, Black Shell now dedicates his soul to destroying the invaders, with their impenetrable armor, their swift, enormous cabayos, and their flashing, razor-sharp swords. Black Shell and Pearl Hand have seen the shackled, naked, starving slaves, heard the broken promises--and learned de Soto's plans. While the battle of Mabila cost many Kristianos life and limb, the marauder does not retreat. Now he heads for Chicaza and the people from which Black Shell was once exiled.Wounded and pursued by memories and visions, Black Shell is obsessed with setting the perfect trap. To do so, he must use the Chicaza and their stockpiles of food and supplies. And he must gamble everything on his people's pride, traditions, and failings. As winter sets in, new dangers abound for the pair--that of a family's shame, a woman's anger, and a betrayal that may force Black Shell to forfeit his last chance to save their world from utter destruction. But, worst of all, he and Pearl Hand must walk boldly into de Soto's camp and engage the cunning monster in a desperate game of wits that will decide the fate of a continent. Powerful and pulsing with authenticity, A Searing Wind is an unforgettable tale of humanity and cruelty, passion and ignorance--and of historical events burned into America's history and soul.
10 short stories from the famous sci-fi writer
Sears Started from a watch company, and grew into the biggest store in the world at one time. This is how it happened.
Written at the level of high school and up, this two-volume reference offers an introduction to the use of the world's seas and waterways in history and during modern times, emphasizing the importance of seas and waterways to civilization. The reference's 134 entries are grouped in three sections. The section on the history of the world's seas and waterways contains entries on specific bodies of water around the world. The section on uses of the world's seas and waterways describes areas such as agriculture, coastal tourism, diving, oil and natural gas, sailing, surfing, passenger shipping, wave energy, and wind energy. The last section looks at issues pertaining to seas and waterways, such as cartography, dredging, lighthouses, laws and treaties, port operations, research vessels, and trade and transportation. Many entries contain b&w photos and maps. A chronology and a glossary are included. Zumerchik has written a previous reference work. Danver teaches history at National University.
Earth is a dead cinder and the last of the human race struggles for survival beneath the dense clouds of Venus. Two courageous visionaries--the fighting men Brainard and Gordon--must struggle through the hellish surface jungles, but if they fail, both Venus and Mankind will die.
Elemental Magic, #4 Love can come along at the most inconvenient times... Skye Corrigan treasures family above all else. Standing by his best friend Rhia while she suffers the heartache of losing her father to cancer has strengthened their childhood bond. Lately Rhia affects him in ways she never has before. Rhiannon O'Malley shares Skye's past and hopes for a future with him, but love must come with a willing heart. Her father's terminal illness has left her in charge of the family pub. Skye has always been there for her, but when their relationship changes, will she find the courage to claim the future? Or will a thousand-year-old curse keep its grip on two hostage hearts? Content Warning: Steamy love scenes, adult language. 21,000 Words
George Winterton was known to throw a killer New Year's Eve party, and this year's was no different. The wealthy and prominent citizen of the seaside town of Redbury is found at the foot of a cliff near the ocean after having been apparently pushed. Detective Superintendent Roper wastes no time in interviewing the party guests and quickly learns that, with his great wealth and sadistic lust for power, Winterton was disliked by most and hated by some in town. But when the man who found the body becomes a corpse himself, Roper develops a theory that leads him to a killer. HC: St. Martin's Press.
From the book Jacket: There is always something new for children to learn when they visit the seashore, and Seashells in My Pocket helps them to explore. Packed with scores of fascinating facts and new illustrations, this completely revised and expanded edition of Seashells in My Pocket tells kids all about nature along the Atlantic coast. The new Seashells in My Pocket includes: Sections on common shells, shore birds, sea creatures, seashore plants, and a new section on insects. A greatly expanded territory, now covering nature from Maine all the way to Florida. Dozens of species added. Locator maps showing where each species may be found. A convenient, carry-along size and sturdy, waterproof cover for long-lasting use. Perfect for taking to the beach. Tips on safety and protecting the shoreline environment.
They have done time as jewelry and tools, as medicines, currency, and symbols of industry--and they have intrigued people, from beach-combing toddlers to serious scientists, since time began. Native interest meets natural history in this exquisitely illustrated account of the science and culture of seashells. With closeup photography and basic explanations of different shell types--univalves, bivalves, and cephalopods--how they are formed, what mollusks inhabit them, their morphology and life cycles, and much more, this is the book for anyone with an interest in seashells. This book includes information on the bewildering array of shell shapes, colors, sizes, and types, and describes where the different shells can be found throughout the world. As informative as it is visually arresting, the book will appeal to amateur and expert, collector and casual beachcomber. Picture captions included.
Ideal for today's young investigative reader, each A True Book includes lively sidebars, a glossary and index, plus a comprehensive "To Find Out More" section listing books, organizations, and Internet sites. A staple of library collections since the 1950s, the new A True Book series is the definitive nonfiction series for elementary school readers.
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