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Author : 王江松 著
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这本书是对当代中国第一次劳工运动高潮的同时态的亲历、追踪、记录、呐喊、思考和传播,围绕着四个主题构成了全书的结构和内容:劳工界需要自己的代言人和思想家、 中国社会转型与劳工运动、关于劳工问题的思想争鸣和理论探讨以及关于劳工运动的评论、文告、声明、访谈。正像作者在序言《从倾听底层到致敬底层》中所论述的,这表明中国有一部分知识分子正在与底层民众相结合,与他们一起追求自由、平等和公正的生活价值,追求宪政、民主和法治的政治制度。 本书深刻而厚重的苦心孤诣在于,知识分子和中间阶层,既不能弃底层于不顾而径直追求自己的目标,更不能愚蠢地把底层民众推到极左或极右那边去。中国的社会转型,有赖于依托中产阶级的宪政民主右翼与依托劳工阶级的宪政民主左翼的团结和联合,否则必将长期陷入转型陷阱而无法自拔。

Author : 王江松 著
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这本书是对当代中国第一次劳工运动高潮的同时态的亲历、追踪、记录、呐喊、思考和传播,围绕着四个主题构成了全书的结构和内容:劳工界需要自己的代言人和思想家、 中国社会转型与劳工运动、关于劳工问题的思想争鸣和理论探讨以及关于劳工运动的评论、文告、声明、访谈。正像作者在序言《从倾听底层到致敬底层》中所论述的,这表明中国有一部分知识分子正在与底层民众相结合,与他们一起追求自由、平等和公正的生活价值,追求宪政、民主和法治的政治制度。 本书深刻而厚重的苦心孤诣在于,知识分子和中间阶层,既不能弃底层于不顾而径直追求自己的目标,更不能愚蠢地把底层民众推到极左或极右那边去。中国的社会转型,有赖于依托中产阶级的宪政民主右翼与依托劳工阶级的宪政民主左翼的团结和联合,否则必将长期陷入转型陷阱而无法自拔。

Juvenile Delinquency

Author : Joseph G. Weis
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Designed for undergraduate juvenile delinquency courses, this book actively involves students in the literature of the discipline, presents the field in a format that is accessible, understandable, and enjoyable, and is edited by well-known scholars who are experienced researchers and teachers. * The readings in this anthology have been very carefully edited and pruned by the Editors so that undergraduate students can easily read them without getting bogged down or confused and lost in the technical, methodological details. * At no additional cost, we have included 5 substantial data analysis exercises spread throughout the book. These exercises not only teach students the basic of SPSS, the "standard" data analysis software in social science, but also show them how they can test the delinquency theories and propositions covered in the reader, using current delinquency data packaged with the book. This absolutely unique feature is structured into fill-in-the-blank exercise sets that are easy to grade for large numbers of students by a single instructor. * Over 150 very good questions have been put together for the readings so that instructors can easily test, even in large courses, whether or not their students are keeping up with the reading. * A separate instructor's manual (with more tests) is also available.

The Chronicles of forgotten shaman queens A tribute from the Emperor

Author : Rashid Dossett
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Poverty and the Underclass

Author : William A. Kelso
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In this timely work, William Kelso analyzes how the persistence of poverty has reversed liberal and conservative positions during the last thirty years. While liberals in the 1960s hoped to eliminate the causes of poverty, today they increasingly seem resigned to merely treating its effects. The original liberal objective of giving the poor a helping hand by promoting equal opportunity has given way to a new agenda of entitlement and equal results. In contrast, conservatives who once suggested that trying to eliminate poverty was futile now seek ways to eradicate its causes. Poverty and the Underclass suggests that the arguments of both the left and right are misguided and offers new explanations for the persistence of poverty. Looking beyond the code words that have come to obscure the debate - "underclass," "family values," "the culture of poverty" - Kelso emphasizes that poverty is not a monolithic condition, but a vast and multidimensional problem.

The People Of Quito 1690 1810

Author : Martin Minchom
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This book describes the established pattern of regional studies of colonial Spanish America with a study of the social history of colonial Quito rooted in the experience of its lower strata. It shows what the James Orton described as a colonial history "as lifeless as the history of Sahara".

Constructing the Welfare State in the British Press

Author : Malgorzata Paprota
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Analysing political discourse in the British press during a time of crisis and austerity, this book examines how the concept of the welfare state has been constructed between 2008 and 2015. At a time when the financial crisis and government policies have put the welfare state under increased pressure, a corpus from four British newspapers from across the political spectrum - the Guardian, Daily Mirror, Daily Mail, and Daily Telegraph - is brought together to investigate the political debate on its evaluation and the ambiguity about its exact definition. Combining two theoretical approaches, Malgorzata Paprota outlines the figurative models and scenarios relevant to this element of the political system. The discourse-historical approach to discourse analysis is used to establish what the welfare state is, tracing the boundaries of the concept and which elements of political reality are explicitly associated with it. Conceptual metaphor theory is then used to explore the figurative conceptualisations of the welfare state. Together, this book shows the discursive construction, and shifting boundaries and metaphors, of the welfare state by the British press and its use in current political debates.

My Love Affair with America

Author : Norman Podhoretz
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In a moving and witty memoir, Podhoretz shows his style as a natural-born storyteller with a sure sense of character and anecdote and the ability to construct a compelling narrative that opens a window onto an exemplary American life.

The Ghetto Underclass

Author : William J. Wilson
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This volume examines the urban underclass from theoretical, empirical and policy perspectives. Focusing strongly on policy, contributors explore such topics as demographic and industrial transitions, family patterns, sexual behaviour, immigration and homelessness. A new introduction updates recent work in the field since publication of the first edition.

Left The Right and The State The

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Hope on a Tightrope

Author : Cornel West
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"You can't lead the people if you don't love the people. You can't save the people if you don't serve the people." The New York Times bestselling author of Race Matters and Democracy Matters offers provocative, open-hearted wisdom for our times. In a world that yearns for unarmed truth and unconditional love, in the midst of cold greed and blind hatred, Hope on a Tightrope offers a new compass. This courageous collection will challenge all those in search of new perspectives and provides deep wells of inspiration that marry the mind to the heart. Whether writing on race and identity, courage and faith, or music and philosophy,Dr. West reveals himself as a brilliant philosopher who loves us enough to make us think. He challenges us, stimulates us and never, ever stops serving us. As you read the book, allow yourself to contemplate Dr. West's wisdom. Let him become your intellectual and spiritual sparring partner, and stand on his shoulders to gain a new view of the world and your place in it.

If You Came This Way

Author : Peter Davis
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At each stage of their lives—from infant cribs to teen dropouts to welfare dependents to basement shelters for the elderly—the people of the underclass are shunned by the rest of the population, even by the working poor. The cycle is vicious: Underclass children get little help in their own homes (when they have homes); they are shoved aside at school until they drop out like their parents did; they are unable to find decent work without an education; they have children of their own for whom they cannot provide adequate care; and finally, they are dumped into human (but inhumane) warehouses for the not-quite-deceased. America cannot afford to do this to its poorest citizens; we cannot afford not to rescue the underclass. In the richest country on earth, the people of the underclass are not merely a problem, they are a scandal.

The Encyclopedia of World Ballet

Author : Mary Ellen Snodgrass
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Throughout the centuries, ballet has had a rich and ever-evolving role in the humanities. Renowned choreographers, composers, and performers have contributed to this unique art form, staging enduring works of beauty. Significant productions by major companies embrace innovations and adaptations, enabling ballet to thrive and delight audiences all over the globe. In The Encyclopedia of World Ballet, Mary Ellen Snodgrass surveys the emergence of ballet from ancient Asian models to the present, providing overviews of rhythmic movement as a subject of art, photography, and cinema. Entries in this volume reveal the nature and purpose of ballet, detailing specifics about leaders in classic design and style, influential costumers and companies, and trends in technique, partnering, variation, and liturgical execution. This reference covers: Choreographers Composers Costumers Dance companies Dancers Productions Set designers Techniques Terminology Among the principal figures included here are Alvin Ailey, Afrasiyab Badalbeyli, George Balanchine, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Pierre Beauchamp, Sergei Diaghilev, Agnes DeMille, Nacho Duato, Isadora Duncan, Boris Eifman, Mats Ek, Erté, Martha Graham, Inigo Jones, Louis XIV, Amalia Hernández Navarro, Rudolf Nureyev, Marius Petipa, Jerome Robbins, Twyla Tharp, and Agrippina Vaganova. This work also features dance companies from the Americas, Australia, China, Cuba, Egypt, Iran, Korea, New Zealand, Russia, South Africa, and Vietnam. Productions include such universal narrative favorites as Coppélia, The Nutcracker, The Sleeping Beauty, Scheherazade, Firebird, and Swan Lake. Featuring a chronology that identifies key events and figures, this volume highlights significant developments in stage presentations over the centuries. The Encyclopedia of World Ballet will serve general readers, dance instructors, and enthusiasts from middle school through college as well as professional coaches and performers, troupe directors, journalists, and historians of the arts.

Stuck In The Sixties

Author : George Rising
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The 1960s were a colorful, tumultuous age that transformed American society. Ever since the decade ended, Americans have debated the changes that it unleashed. While most liberals argue that the era’s eff ects were mainly positi ve and long overdue, conservati ves perceive the 1960s as a disastrous ti me that has left ruinous legacies for us. Stuck in the Sixti es analyzes conservati ves’ views about the 1960s era and its legacies by examining their discourse about such sixti es fi gures and movements as John F. Kennedy, Marti n Luther King, Jr., the civil-rights movement, the Warren Court, the Great Society, the Vietnam War, the anti war movement, the New Left , and the counterculture. The book reveals that, for a generati on, a focus on att acking and reversing the legacies of the 1960s has been essenti al to the conservati ve Republican agenda.

From Subjects to Citizens

Author : Sarah C. Chambers
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Offering a corrective to previous views of Spanish-American independence, this book shows how political culture in Peru was dramatically transformed in this period of transition and how the popular classes as well as elites played crucial roles in this process. Honor, underpinning the legitimacy of Spanish rule and a social hierarchy based on race and class during the colonial era, came to be an important source of resistance by ordinary citizens to repressive action by republican authorities fearful of disorder. Claiming the protection of their civil liberties as guaranteed by the constitution, these &"honorable&" citizens cited their hard work and respectable conduct in justification of their rights, in this way contributing to the shaping of republican discourse. Prominent politicians from Arequipa, familiar with these arguments made in courtrooms where they served as jurists, promoted at the national level a form of liberalism that emphasized not only discipline but also individual liberties and praise for the honest working man. But the protection of men's public reputations and their patriarchal authority, the author argues, came at the expense of women, who suffered further oppression from increasing public scrutiny of their sexual behavior through the definition of female virtue as private morality, which also justified their exclusion from politics. The advent of political liberalism was thus not associated with greater freedom, social or political, for women.

Self employment for Low income People

Author : Steven Balkin
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In this work, Balkin examines whether low-income people should be encouraged to engage in self-employment as a route for economic improvement. The author has gathered ideas and material from a diverse literature and experience base to provide practical suggestions for those who operate self-employment programs, fund self-employment programs, consider policy concerning self-employment, and look for alternative strategies to alleviate poverty, create jobs, and improve economic development. Among the questions Balkin explores are the reasons self-employment is a significant and successful alternative in some ethnic groups but has not been in others, why it is successful in those groups, and whether and how it could become a viable option. Balkin examines the various studies of groups in the U.S. such as the Amish, the Gypsies, and the Koreans, who have tended toward self-employment, using it as a successful mode of economic activity. He explores the cultural backgrounds, forces, and networks that contributed to their success in order to identify the factors most likely to predict the effectiveness of future self-employment efforts and programs. He also analyzes low-income groups where self-employment is relatively rare, suggesting policies and approaches which might be taken to encourage successful self-employment among these groups. Balkin looks at programs in the United States, Europe, and the Third World, which have assisted the self-employed and recommends ways in which policies might be implemented to help U.S. low-income workers undertake successful self-employment. Finally, estimates of the job creation potential for self-employment programs are provided along with a discussion about the importance of evaluation.

The Crisis

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The Crisis, founded by W.E.B. Du Bois as the official publication of the NAACP, is a journal of civil rights, history, politics, and culture and seeks to educate and challenge its readers about issues that continue to plague African Americans and other communities of color. For nearly 100 years, The Crisis has been the magazine of opinion and thought leaders, decision makers, peacemakers and justice seekers. It has chronicled, informed, educated, entertained and, in many instances, set the economic, political and social agenda for our nation and its multi-ethnic citizens.

Bass Culture

Author : Lloyd Bradley
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The first major account of the history of reggae, black music journalist Lloyd Bradley describes its origins and development in Jamaica, from ska to rock-steady to dub and then to reggae itself, a local music which conquered the world. There are many extraordinary stories about characters like Prince Buster, King Tubby and Bob Marley. But this is more than a book of music history: it relates the story of reggae to the whole history of Jamaica, from colonial island to troubled independence, and Jamaicans, from Kingston to London.

President and Nation

Author : John Kentleton
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Elected by the American people, the President of the United States is the spokesperson for their nation. Since 1901 the holder of this office has come to assume vast but often imprecisely defined power. President and Nation: the Making of Modern America examines the role of the presidency in the political development of the country since the beginning of the twentieth century. In four wide-ranging chapters - the Development of Modern America; the Acheivement of Liberalism; the Attainment of World Power; the Resurgence of Conservatism - John Kentleton skillfully blends narrative with analysis to explore how successive presidents have confronted new domestic problems and foreign challenges. He argues that effective government requires strong presidents, of whom Franklin D. Roosevelt is the prime example. His period in office illustrates how the wise use of presidential power can achieve reform at home and international leadership abroad, and can sustain the forces of democracy. In this topical and clearly written study, Kentleton assesses the role of the President in the making of modern America suggesting that, whilst power may be misused, reluctance or inability to use it may be equally damaging, and denies the great creative potential of the position.

A Tribute to His Heroes

Author : Vincenzo Spiaggi
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At the end of the previous book in The Johnny Skull Series – “The Great Sicilian Rabbit Hunter” – Johnny discovers a fortune in gold and cash in an abandoned coal mine. He then proceeds to give many of his friends a gift of $20,000, but he remains the anonymous gift giver. “A Tribute To His Heroes” – the fifth in The Johnny Skull Series – follows the recipients of the gifts and how their new wealth affects their lives. Returning to the story line are many of the characters from the previous four books of the series, including Emily and Cimmaron, Rocky, Diego, Trudie and Marlie, Sheriff Webb, Helga, Sarah and Vanessa, Richie, Omaline, Saundra and Jenny, Greta, and Xerxes, the Persian. New characters include an ex-Marine and an undercover Israeli operative. A sub-plot of the story is the murder of a radical Muslim cleric, how that murder intertwines the lives of several of the characters, and the international intrigue that builds upon that incident. * * * “Reading this book was like taking a trip down memory lane and visiting old friends. The Johnny Skull Series just keeps getting better and better.” – Jack Paige, Ph.D., Literary Consultant