Silenced Voices and Extraordinary Conversations

Re-imagining Schools

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Author: Michelle Fine,Lois Weis

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807742848

Category: Education

Page: 208

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Two noted educators invite new and veteran teachers on an intellectual guided tour through the troubles of bad practice and the delights of good. This volume is a collection of classic essays, as urgently needed now as when they first appeared, on social class, race, gender, and schooling crafted over the course of two decades. The authors invite all of us to take a serious look at the paradox of public education, the ways in which urban schools reproduce social inequalities while, at the same time, serve as sites for learning at its most transformative and compelling. A must-read for all those educators who believe that we can no longer afford to cede this space to policymakers who know little of the life of a classroom, the curiosity of a child, and the moral imperatives of teaching for critical citizenship.

Extraordinary Vessels

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Author: Kiiko Matsumoto,Stephen Birch

Publisher: Paradigm Publications

ISBN: 9780912111353

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 294

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Extraordinary Vessels gives students and practitioners the knowledge and information they need to add important and powerful treatments to their repertoire. The authors have assembled theoretical explanations and treatment systems based on the use of the eight extraordinary vessels. The information comes from highly successful Japanese, Chinese, and German practitioners. The text describes trajectories, pathways, variant pathways, and branches with eleven full-page body charts, and more than 50 tables. Classical treatments are documented in a fashion that will be useful to the modern practitioner. There are step-by-step presentations covering body zones, the use of bipolar metals, magnets, and electrically pulsed magnets. Sample treatments, illustrations of correspondence and reflex areas, tables, and diagrams provide practical support.

10 Secrets of Extraordinary Women

Finding God's Dream for You

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Author: Julie Clinton,Mary Byers

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

ISBN: 0736959882

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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Do you long to live a life that is extraordinary? One that shines with joy, compassion, energy, and illuminated faith? Julie Clinton, president of Extraordinary Women ministries, offers you gifts to be treasured—secret gems of godly wisdom that will spark lasting change within you. When days are filled with more ruts than glory, Julie’s biblical illustrations, relatable life examples, transforming prayers, and heartfelt journaling prompts inspire you to accept God’s personal love; improve and nourish your relationships; be empowered by giving God control of your emotions; connect with your Creator on a deeper level; and move toward your future with contentment and excitement. To light your way, other extraordinary women offer insights, cheers, and motivation. You’ll be supported and uplifted each step of the journey so you can reach beyond the ordinary and embrace your exceptional heart and purpose.

By No Extraordinary Means

The Choice to Forgo Life-sustaining Food and Water

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Author: Joanne Lynn

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253336590

Category: Artificial feeding

Page: 323

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..". compelling.... This book might have been called 'No Easy Answers.' Each of the contributors writes with undisguised urgency.... [W]e should face up to these issues now. By No Extraordinary Means will serve as an impetus and guide." -- New York Times Book Review "This fine new book... thoughtfully written... well edited and cohesively integrated... will be valuable for physicians, nurses, nutritionists, attorneys, members of the clergy, policy makers, and members of the general public." -- New England Journal of Medicine

Extraordinary Bodies

Figuring Physical Disability in American Culture and Literature

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Author: Rosemarie Garland Thomson

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231105170

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

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As the first major critical study to examine literary and cultural representations of physical disability, Extraordinary Bodies situates disability as a social construction, shifting it from a property of bodies to a product of cultural rules about what bodies should be or do. Rosemarie Garland Thomson examines disabled figures in sentimental novels such as Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin and Rebecca Harding Davis's Life in the Iron Mills, African-American novels by Toni Morrison and Audre Lorde, and the popular cultural ritual of the freak show. Extraordinary Bodies inaugurates a new field of disability studies in the humanities by framing disability as a minority discourse, rather than a medical one, ultimately revising oppressive narratives of disability and revealing liberatory ones.

Everyday Extraordinary

Encountering Fetishism with Marx, Freud and Lacan

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Author: Christopher M. Gemerchak

Publisher: Leuven University Press

ISBN: 9789058674081

Category: Philosophy

Page: 143

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The concept of fetishism has long been a window through which philosophers, psychoanalysts and cultural anthropologists have looked in order to critically examine the nature of beliefs, sexual interests and material values, and it remains today a vital interpretive paradigm. The enduring interest in fetishism gives testimony to the fact that its status and significance have yet to be fully resolved. In the attempt to further clarify this ambiguous and often mystifying phenomenon, the contributors to Everyday Extraordinary: Encountering Fetishism with Marx, Freud and Lacan have taken a fresh look at the fundamental dynamic of fetishism through the lenses of its most influential interpreters'not only Marx, Freud and Lacan, but also Derrida, Mannoni and Pietz.In this collection of essays, the philosophical approach joins forces with the psychoanalytic, and the psychoanalytic with the aesthetic and mythological, often with striking results. Emerging from the essays contained in this volume is a notion of fetishism as a response to a crisis of meaning: personal, social or religious. The fetish mediates the crisis that arises when a system of meaning and identity is confronted with something that threatens it with dissolution, whether this threat arises from an excessive and traumatic figure of alterity, or from the loss of the ground on which ones certainty had been staked. And the stakes of this confrontation are indeed high, as the fetish is here seen as an object having a profound influence on the life of desire, now leading to a symbolic blossoming of the mundane, now into perverse repetition and the refusal of change.

Creating Extraordinary Joy

A Guide to Authenticity, Connection, and Self-transformation

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Author: Chris Alexander

Publisher: Hunter House

ISBN: 9780897933346

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 257

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The cable TV star shares his plan for helping people connect on four important levels--emotional, spiritual, intellectual, and physical--to achieve the ultimate goal: love. Simultaneous.

Ordinary People and Extraordinary Evil

A Report on the Beguilings of Evil

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Author: Fred E. Katz

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438408491

Category: Social Science

Page: 168

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What is it in the behavioral makeup of ordinary people, operating in the course of ordinary daily living, that lends itself to participating in horrendous activities — and doing so at times with zeal, at times with joy, at times without duress? Katz demonstrates that we do not need any special behavioral equipment for doing evil. The very same behaviors can take us in both directions for either living humanely and decently or for doing evil. This book demonstrates how some of these processes work, and sensitizes us to the potential for evil in our ongoing daily activities. This knowledge about ordinary behavior can empower us to take charge of our own direction, and help us turn away from beguilings of evil when they come our way.

Twelve Extraordinary Women

How God Shaped Women of the Bible, and What He Wants to Do with You

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Author: John MacArthur

Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc

ISBN: 1400280281

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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They were ordinary, common, and in some cases shockingly low-caste, yet each was made extraordinary by her life-changing encounter with God. Readers will be challenged and motivated by Twelve Extraordinary Women, a poignant and personal look into the lives of some of the Bible's most faithful women. Their struggles and temptations are the same trials faced by all believers at all ages. Inside this book, best-selling author and Bible teacher John MacArthur shows that the God to whom they were so committed is the same God who continues to mold and use ordinary people today.