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Author : Suzanne Keller
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This book tells the story of how a human community comes to be and how aspirations for the good life confront the dilemmas and detours of real life. Suzanne Keller combines penetrating analysis of classic ideas about community with a remarkable and unprecedented thirty-year case study of one of the first "planned unit developments" in America and the first in New Jersey. Twin Rivers, this pioneering venture, featured townhouses and shared spaces for children's play and adult work and play in a society that stresses individual over collective goals and private over public concerns. Hence the timeless questions asked over millennia: How does an aggregate of strangers create an identity of place, shared goals, viable institutions, and a spirit of mutuality and reciprocity? What obstacles stand in the way and how are these overcome? And how does design generate (or deter) community spirit? Inspired by the legacy of Plato, Rousseau, de Tocqueville, and Tönnies, Keller traces the difficult birth and the rich unfolding of Twin Rivers from a former potato field into a vibrant contemporary community. Most community studies remain at a highly descriptive level. This book has both broader and deeper aims, endeavoring to develop principles of the common life as we enter the age of cyberspace. Keller reveals the community of Twin Rivers through a multidimensional social microscope, having monitored the community from the day it opened by participant observation, attitude surveys, the study of collective records, and nearly 1,000 in-depth interviews with homeowners. She offers fascinating insight into how residents maintain privacy, relate to neighbors, cope with social conflict, and develop ideas about the common good. She shows that Twin Rivers residents remain hopeful about the possibility of community despite variable success in achieving their desires. Indeed, she argues that the hard-won experience, more than the utopian ideal, is the true measure of community. Keller concludes that, despite the homogenizing effects of mass communication and globalization, local communities will continue to proliferate in the foreseeable future--due to changing lifestyles and the continuing quest for roots. This important and engaging book will be appreciated by social scientists, architects, physical planners, developers and lenders, and community leaders as well as by the general reader interested in creating a bridge between individualism and community.

Dare to Dream

Author : Mary Lowman
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Dare to Dream is about a woman’s desire to help abused children and how she makes it happen. Susan is a fifty-year-old paralegal who quits her job to help abused children.

Dreams and Professional Personhood

Author : Mary-T. B. Dombeck
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Two community mental health centers in the Northeastern United States form the setting for this ethnographic study of dreams, dream telling, and dream interpretation. To gather information about American attitudes toward dreams and dream telling, the author observed and interviewed employees of these centers: social workers, psychologists, nurses, psychiatrists, secretaries, and medical technicians. The issues that emerge from the interviews are analyzed and clarified by exploring Western understandings of the concepts of person and self, and of professional personhood—the capacities and responsibilities ascribed to you by yourself and others in your milieu as professionals. The book also contains a comprehensive literature review of the research on dreams and an appendix of narrative statements made by informants on their dreams, their work, and their relationships.

Realizing the College Dream with Autism or Asperger Syndrome

Author : Ann Palmer
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Realizing the College Dream with Autism or Asperger Syndrome is both a practical and a personal account of one ASD student's successful experience of going to college. This accessible book focuses on how to get there and stay there: deciding to go, how to get in and how to get the most out of it. Ann Palmer advises parents and professionals how to prepare the student for the transition from school and home life to a new environment and educational challenge, and how to support them through potential problems such as academic pressure, living away from home, social integration and appropriate levels of participation in college. She offers helpful strategies that will encourage and inspire parents and students and show that college can be a suitable option for students with an autism spectrum disorder, as well as the basis for a successful independent life later. This book is essential reading for any parent considering college as an option for their child, disability service providers in colleges and for ASD students themselves.

Drugs and the American Dream

Author : Patricia A. Adler
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Drugs and the American Dream presents an up-to-date anthology of chiefly contemporary readings that explore the myriad sociological correlates of licit and illicit drug use in the United States. Unique approach to the topic that offers an organizing theme of sociological concepts-age, social class, ethnicity, gender, as well as societal response to drug use including drug education, treatment, and policy. The book is interdisciplinary in terms of approach, making it useful in a variety of contexts. Includes a wide array of ethnographic articles that place reader directly into the perspectives of drug users through their own voices Brief framing introductions to each article provide "interconnective tissue," guiding the student to the heart of what's important in the piece that follows. Offers a balanced approach to various substances-tobacco, alcohol, prescription drugs, and illegal drugs. Provides students with a realistic perspective on the extent of substance use in American society as well as a critical appreciation of the real versus imagined harms associated with use of various substances.

Dream Encounters

Author : Barbie L. Breathitt
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"Dream Encounters" Seeing Your Destiny from God's Perspective, is the "Rosetta Stone" to interpreting the illusive vapors of dreams. Uniquely inspired, and written to convince the greatest skeptics, and educate the most ardent believer, "Dream Encounters" will bring God's perspective, and understanding to the symbolic, visual, love letters, in the mysterious world of dreams. Take a journey into the sub-conscious night parables of the soul, to learn how dream truths impact your world; give direction, purpose, and destiny. Gain valuable keys to success by unlocking the mysteries of your dreams.

Atlantic Community Dream and Reality

Author : Conservative Political Centre (Great Britain)
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The Dream of the Earth

Author : Thomas Berry
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Essays discuss the Earth's evolution, our changing relationship with the planet, the ethics of ecology, and the future of the world

Turkey and Monetary Harmonization with the Community

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Building a Dream

Author : Kathryn Watterson
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This Mighty Dream

Author : Madeleine Adamson
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Responsible Care Building the Dream

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Housing in the community

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The Land that We Dream of

Author : Elaine Gaber-Katz
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The Dream Dance of the Chippewa and Menominee Indians of Northern Wisconsin

Author : Samuel Alfred Barrett
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The Community

Author : Genisha Morton
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It's the final story. Everyone has to make decisions to deal with the truth or run. What do they decide? Does the truth coming to the light destroy the hopes and dreams of a mother who so desperately wants to keep her family together? This story came from personal experiences and a dream. It is based on showing how lies and secrets can cause more damage than the truth of the matter ever has. It's hard to heal when things are covered up, so let's put an end to the madness. If you are hurting or someone is hurting you, get help! Say something, but don't keep secrets. They never stay buried.

No Dream Denied

Author : National Commission on Teaching & America's Future (U.S.)
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The Dream to Conquer

Author : Ter-Rumun Avav
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The Forgotten Dream

Author : Nicholas V. Montalto
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Spiritual Dreaming

Author : Kelly Bulkeley
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A sweeping overview of the varieties of spiritual dream experiences that people have reported throughout history from cultures all over the world.