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Mind Control

by Laura Patricia Kearney

Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plansJohn Lennonyesterday's have past, today is unsure and tomorrow may never come.                    lpk...

Genre: Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Poetry, Drama & Criticism
Size: Unknown
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Cruel World

by Albert Ball

What kind of world have we humans created? Increasing numbers of us live in fearof losing our homes and jobs, many forced to rely on the charity of food banks to feedourselves and our children. Many of us live on the streets in utter destitution, often withmental health problems, and no-one seems to care. Many more of us live in poorcountries where for want of clean water and basic sanitation we must watch helplessly asour children and infants die in their millions every year. At the other end of the scalesome of us have wealth that can't be consumed in a thousand lifetimes. Then there arethe environmental dangers that we all face - scarcity of fresh water, widespread pollutionof the air, sea and rivers, deforestation, loss of biodiversity, and above all climate change -and our governments...

Genre: Business & Finance, Economics, Finance, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences
Size: 735 pages
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Dignity in the 21st Century: Middle East and West (SpringerBriefs in Philosophy)

by Doris Schroeder

This book is open access under a CC BY license.This book offers a unique and insightful analysis of Western and Middle Eastern concepts of dignity and illustrates them with examples of everyday life.Dignity in the 21st Century - Middle East and West is unique and insightful for a range of reasons. First, the book is co-authored by scholars from two different cultures (Middle East and West). As a result, the interpretations of dignity covered are broader than those in most Western publications. Second, the ambition of the book is to use examples from everyday life and fiction to debate a range of dignity interpretations supplemented by philosophical and theological theories. Thus, the book is designed to be accessible to a general readership, which is further facilitated because it is publi...

Genre: Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Education, Professional & Technical, Law, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Political History & Theory, Religion & Spirituality, Islam, Other Eastern Religions
Size: 113 pages
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Empowering Adolescent Girls in Developing Countries: Gender Justice and Norm Change

by Caroline Harper

Adolescence is a pivotal time in a girl's life. The development of educational, physical, psychosocial, familial, political and economic capabilities enable girls to reach their full potential and contribute to the wellbeing of their families and society. However, progress is still significantly constrained by discriminatory gender norms and the related attitudes and practices which restrict girls’ horizons, restrain their ambition and, if unfettered, allow exploitation and abuse.Empowering Adolescent Girls in Developing Countries explores the detrimental impact of discriminatory gender norms on adolescent girls’ lives across very different contexts. Grounded in four years of in-depth research in Ethiopia, Nepal, Uganda and Viet Nam, the book adopts a holistic approach, recognising the...

Genre: Nonfiction, Parenting & Families, Parenting, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 228 pages
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Rating: 4.70 / 5
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The Art of Worldly Wisdom

by Baltasar Gracián

Baroque philosopher Balthasar Gracian’s The Art of Worldly Wisdom consists of three hundred maxims spanning a wide range of topics relating to all aspects of life and human behavior. Gracian was a Spanish Jesuit Priest whose sermons and writings were disapproved of by his superiors. Admired by Schopenhauer and Nietzsche for the depth and subtlety of his observations, Gracian’s collection of pithy insights deserves place alongside similar classic manuals of self-improvement from antiquity like the Enchiridion of Epictetus and Seneca’s Letters....

Genre: Business & Finance, Management & Leadership, Reference, History, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Religion & Spirituality, Spirituality, Self-Help & Counselling, Self-Help
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True Crime Stories: A Prequel: 4 Shocking True Crime Cases

by Jack Rosewood

There are killers who stalk their prey, learning all they can about an intended target before striking. Some commit the act of murder out of hatred or revenge for someone in their lives. Killers like Detlev Guenzel searched for like-minded souls who would allow them to indulge in their deepest darkest fantasies. Then of course, there are those who brutally murder for no apparent reason whatsoever. Each of the four true crime murder cases in this true crime anthology are all different from each other in many ways. The wife who was cast aside for a much younger model; the vore who sought out a willing participant in the act of consensual homicide and cannibalism; the young man who butchered his elderly neighbours; and the man whose partners either disappeared or turned up dead over the perio...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Specific Groups, History, Historical Study, World, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, True Accounts, True Crime
Size: 67 pages
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Building the American Republic, Volume 2: A Narrative History from 1877

by Jane Dailey

Building the American Republic combines centuries of perspectives and voices into a fluid narrative of the United States. Throughout their respective volumes, Harry L. Watson and Jane Dailey take care to integrate varied scholarly perspectives and work to engage a diverse readership by addressing what we all share: membership in a democratic republic, with joint claims on its self-governing tradition. It will be one of the first peer-reviewed American history textbooks to be offered completely free in digital form.The American nation came apart in a violent civil war less than a century after ratification of the Constitution. When it was reborn five years later, both the republic and its Constitution were transformed. Volume 2 opens as America struggles to regain its footing, reeling fro...

Genre: History, Americas, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Political History & Theory
Size: 472 pages
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The Consequences of Chaos: Syria s Humanitarian Crisis and the Failure to Protect (The Marshall Papers)

by Elizabeth G. Ferris

The massive dimensions of Syria's refugee crisis—and the search for solutionsThe civil war in Syria has forced some 10 million people—more than half the country's population—from their homes and communities, creating one of the largest human displacements since the end of World War II. Daily headlines testify to their plight, both within Syria and in the countries to which they have fled.The Consequences of Chaos looks beyond the ever-increasing numbers of Syria's uprooted to consider the long-term economic, political, and social implications of this massive movement of people. Neighboring countries hosting thousands or even millions of refugees, Western governments called upon to provide financial assistance and even new homes for the refugees, regional and international organizatio...

Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Freedom & Security, International
Size: 225 pages
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Higher Education in the Era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution

by Nancy W. Gleason

This open access collection examines how higher education responds to the demands of the automation economy and the fourth industrial revolution. Considering significant trends in how people are learning, coupled with the ways in which different higher education institutions and education stakeholders are implementing adaptations, it looks at new programs and technological advances that are changing how and why we teach and learn. The book addresses trends in liberal arts integration of STEM innovations, the changing role of libraries in the digital age, global trends in youth mobility, and the development of lifelong learning programs. This is coupled with case study assessments of the various ways China, Singapore, South Africa and Costa Rica are preparing their populations for significa...

Genre: Computing, Microsoft, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Education, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 229 pages
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Social Innovation [Open Access]: Comparative Perspectives (Routledge Studies in Social Enterprise & Social Innovation)

by Helmut Anheier

Social Innovation: Comparative Perspectives investigates socio-economic impact. Since it is hard to establish causality and to measure social properties when investigating impact, especially at the level of society, the book narrows down impact to one priority aspect: social innovation – understood as organizations’ capacity to generate novel ideas, ways and means of doing things, of addressing public and social problems of many kinds.This volume’s primary assertion is that the Third Sector, specifically through stimulating civic involvement, is best placed to produce social innovation, outperforming business firms and state agencies in this regard. By investigating actor contributions to social innovation across seven fields of activity, Social innovation: Comparative Perspectives d...

Genre: Business & Finance, Finance, Industries & Professions, Small Business & Entrepreneurship, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 318 pages
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The Social Life of Economic Inequalities in Contemporary Latin America: Decades of Change (Approaches to Social Inequality and Difference)

by Margit Ystanes

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.This edited volume examines how economic processes have worked upon social lives and social realities in Latin America during the past decades. Through tracing the effects of the neoliberal epoch into the era of the so-called pink tide, the book seeks to understand to what extent the turn to the left at the start of the millennium managed to challenge historically constituted configurations of inequality. A central argument in the book is that in spite of economic reforms and social advances on a range of arenas, the fundamental tenants of socio-economic inequalities have not been challenged substantially. As several countries are now experiencing a return to right-wing politics, this collection helps us better understand why inequalities ...

Genre: Business & Finance, Economics, Finance, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 289 pages
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Capital Punishment and the Criminal Corpse in Scotland, 1740–1834 (Palgrave Historical Studies in the Criminal Corpse and its Afterlife)

by Rachel E. Bennett

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Genre: History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, History & Philosophy
Size: 237 pages
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The Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant Disaster and the Future of Renewable Energy (Distinguished Speakers Series)

by Naoto Kan

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Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Leaders & Notable People, Specific Groups, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Disaster Relief
Size: 42 pages
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Child Protection in England, 1960–2000: Expertise, Experience, and Emotion (Palgrave Studies in the History of Childhood)

by Jennifer Crane

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.This open access book explores how children, parents, and survivors reshaped the politics of child protection in late twentieth-century England.  Activism by these groups, often manifested in small voluntary organisations, drew upon and constructed an expertise grounded in experience and emotion that supported, challenged, and subverted medical, social work, legal, and political authority.  New forms of experiential and emotional expertise were manifested in politics – through consultation, voting, and lobbying – but also in the reshaping of everyday life, and in new partnerships formed between voluntary spokespeople and media.  While becoming subjects of, and agents in, child protection politics over the late twentieth century, chi...

Genre: History, Europe, UK, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 215 pages
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The Book of Lies: Misinformation for the simple minded

by Daniel Bryant

This book is a parody and is not meant to reflect my real worldview or beliefs about life. It is not meant to be taken seriously. However, I do hope it serves to make people think about the way we just take what we are taught for granted, as if it is always the truth, which, often, it is not. ...

Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Self-Help & Counselling, Health & Fitness, Exercise & Fitness
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Clarissa's Ciphers: Meaning and Disruption in Richardson's Clarissa

by Terry Castle

As Samuel Richardson's 'exemplar to her sex,’ Clarissa in the eponymous novel published in 1748 is the paradigmatic female victim. In Clarissa’s Ciphers, Terry Castle delineates the ways in which, in a world where only voice carries authority, Clarissa is repeatedly silenced, both metaphorically and literally. A victim of rape, she is first a victim of hermeneutic abuse. Drawing on feminist criticism and hermeneutic theory, Castle examines the question of authority in the novel. By tracing the patterns of abuse and exploitation that occur when meanings are arbitrarily and violently imposed, she explores the sexual politics of reading....

Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 208 pages
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The Everyday Life of an Algorithm

by Daniel Neyland

This open access book begins with an algorithm–a set of IF…THEN rules used in the development of a new, ethical, video surveillance architecture for transport hubs. Readers are invited to follow the algorithm over three years, charting its everyday life. Questions of ethics, transparency, accountability and market value must be grasped by the algorithm in a series of ever more demanding forms of experimentation. Here the algorithm must prove its ability to get a grip on everyday life if it is to become an ordinary feature of the settings where it is being put to work. Through investigating the everyday life of the algorithm, the book opens a conversation with existing social science research that tends to focus on the power and opacity of algorithms. In this book we have unique access ...

Genre: Computing, Microsoft, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, Mathematics
Size: 151 pages
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Reappraisals: Shifting Alignments in Postwar Critical Theory

by Peter Uwe Hohendahl

Reappraisals is a provocative account of the development of modern critical theory in Germany and the United States. Focusing on the period since World War II, Peter Uwe Hohendahl explores key debates on the function of critical theory, illuminating the diverse positions and alliances among the participants. Bringing together six essays, as well as new introductory and concluding chapters, Hohendahl interprets and subjects to critical scrutiny many of the central ideas of the Frankfurt School. He first maps the trajectory of neomarxist criticism in Germany to the 1980s. Individual chapters then focus on the work of Georg Lukacs, Theodor W. Adorno, and Jürgen Habermas, and on such issues as the politicization of German criticism after 1965 under the influence of the Frankfurt School....

Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy
Size: 247 pages
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Democracy Promotion as Foreign Policy (Open Access): Temporal Othering in International Relations (Interventions)

by Cathy Elliott

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Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Government, Ideologies, International
Size: 215 pages
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Seductive Reasoning: Pluralism as the Problematic of Contemporary Literary Theory

by Ellen Rooney

Seductive Reasoning takes a provocative look at contemporary Anglo-American literary theory, calling into question the critical consensus on pluralism's nature and its status in literary studies. Drawing on the insights of Marxist and feminist critical theory and on the works of Althusser, Derrida, and Foucault, Rooney reads the pluralist’s invitation to join in a "dialogue" as a seductive gesture. Critics who respond find that they must seek to persuade all of their potential readers. Rooney examines pluralism as a form of logic in the work of E. D. Hirsch, as a form of ethics for Wayne Booth, as a rhetoric of persuasion in the books of Stanley Fish. For Paul de Man, Rooney argues, pluralism was a rhetoric of tropes just as it was, for Fredric Jameson, a form of politics....

Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy
Size: 254 pages
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Anti-Vivisection and the Profession of Medicine in Britain: A Social History (The Palgrave Macmillan Animal Ethics Series)

by A.W.H. Bates

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.This book explores the social history of the anti-vivisection movement in Britain from its nineteenth-century beginnings until the 1960s. It discusses the ethical principles that inspired the movement and the socio-political background that explains its rise and fall. Opposition to vivisection began when medical practitioners complained it was contrary to the compassionate ethos of their profession. Christian anti-cruelty organizations took up the cause out of concern that callousness among the professional classes would have a demoralizing effect on the rest of society. As the nineteenth century drew to a close, the influence of transcendentalism, Eastern religions and the spiritual revival led new age social reformers to champion a more ...

Genre: History, Europe, UK, Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Social Sciences, Science & Maths
Size: 217 pages
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Remembering and Disremembering the Dead: Posthumous Punishment, Harm and Redemption over Time (Palgrave Historical Studies in the Criminal Corpse and its Afterlife)

by Floris Tomasini

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 licence. This book is a multidisciplinary work that investigates the notion of posthumous harm over time. The question what is and when is death, affects how we understand the possibility of posthumous harm and redemption. Whilst it is impossible to hurt the dead, it is possible to harm the wishes, beliefs and memories of persons that once lived. In this way, this book highlights the vulnerability of the dead, and makes connections to a historical oeuvre, to add critical value to similar concepts in history that are overlooked by most philosophers. There is a long historical view of case studies that illustrate the conceptual character of posthumous punishment; that is, dissection and gibbetting of the criminal corpse after the Murder Act (1752),...

Genre: History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction, Parenting & Families, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, History & Philosophy, Health & Fitness, Death & Grief
Size: 103 pages
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Drugs for the mind

by Sofie Sun

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Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences
Size: 1.99 mb
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Energy Poverty: (Dis)Assembling Europe's Infrastructural Divide

by Stefan Bouzarovski

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Genre: Business & Finance, Finance, Industries & Professions, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, Nature & Ecology
Size: 117 pages
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The Pitfalls of Protection: Gender, Violence, and Power in Afghanistan

by Torunn Wimpelmann

At free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s open access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more. Since the 2001 overthrow of the Taliban government in Afghanistan, violence against women has emerged as the single most important issue for Afghan gender politics. The Pitfalls of Protection, based on research conducted in Afghanistan between 2009 and 2015, locates the struggles over gender violence in local and global power configurations. The author finds that aid flows and geopolitics have served as both opportunities and obstacles to feminist politics in Afghanistan. Showing why Afghan activists often chose to use the leverage of Western powers instead of entering into either protracted negotiations with powerful...

Genre: History, Middle East, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Civil Rights & Liberties, Freedom & Security
Size: 204 pages
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Pharmacovigilance in the European Union: Practical Implementation across Member States

by Michael Kaeding

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Genre: Business & Finance, Economics, Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Science & Maths
Size: 124 pages
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Environmental Governance of the Baltic Sea (MARE Publication Series Book 10)

by Michael Gilek

This edited volume presents a comprehensive and coherent interdisciplinary analysis of challenges and possibilities for sustainable governance of the Baltic Sea ecosystem by combining knowledge and approaches from natural and social sciences. Focusing on the Ecosystem Approach to Management (EAM) and associated multi-level, multi-sector and multi-actor challenges, the book provides up-to-date descriptions and analyses of environmental governance structures and processes at the macro-regional Baltic Sea level. Organised in two parts, Part 1 presents in-depth case studies of environmental governance practices and challenges linked to five key environmental problems - eutrophication, chemical pollution, overfishing, oil discharges and invasive species. Part 2 analyses and compares governance ...

Genre: Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, Biological Sciences
Size: 253 pages
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Sustainable Manufacturing: Challenges, Solutions and Implementation Perspectives (Sustainable Production, Life Cycle Engineering and Management)

by Rainer Stark

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Genre: Business & Finance, Economics, Management & Leadership, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Politics & Social Sciences, Science & Maths
Size: 283 pages
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Global History and New Polycentric Approaches: Europe, Asia and the Americas in a World Network System (Palgrave Studies in Comparative Global History)

by Manuel Perez Garcia

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Genre: History, Asia, Historical Study, World, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Globalisation, International
Size: 352 pages
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R.J. Rummel: An Assessment of His Many Contributions (SpringerBriefs on Pioneers in Science and Practice Book 37)

by Nils Petter Gleditsch

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Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Ideologies, International, Political History & Theory
Size: 138 pages
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