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Where's the Harm?

My Life of Crime: An alternative introduction to criminology
Format: Hardback
Pages: 270
ISBN: 9781915023216
Pub Date: 12 Sep 2024
Imprint: EnvelopeBooks
Description:
Where’s the Harm? is a Criminology anti-textbook that questions the real sources of a crime - or, more precisely, the real sources of harm. The criminal justice systems that we see in many developed countries are the legacy of centuries of precedent, privilege and prejudice.
Kentucky, Y'all Cover Kentucky, Y'all Cover
Format: 
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781985900721
Pub Date: 10 Sep 2024
Illustrations: 32 b&w illustrations
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781985900738
Pub Date: 10 Sep 2024
Illustrations: 32 b&w illustrations
Description:
When people think of Kentucky, three things usually come to mind: bourbon, Colonel Sanders's secret chicken recipe, and the glamorous Kentucky Derby. Add college basketball to that list, and you have yourself a superfecta. Looking beyond these time-honored traditions, however, visitors will find in Kentucky a diverse patchwork of faces and places, each as unique as the state's geography.
Wembley Speaks Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 406
ISBN: 9781915023223
Pub Date: 05 Sep 2024
Imprint: EnvelopeBooks
Description:
Wembley Speaks is a new type of grassroots sociology. Based entirely on postings on Nextdoor, the hyper-local community app, over the course of one calendar year, the book offers a twenty-first-century equivalent of Henry Mathew’s groundbreaking study, London Labour and the London Poor (1851). For the first time in print, the reader is able to gain a fascinating insight into what matters to people, what triggers their attitudes and emotions, how they engage with each other, how they support and challenge each other, how they use language, what they find funny and even how they think.
Conflict Resolution in the Nordic World Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 108
ISBN: 9788775970049
Pub Date: 15 Aug 2024
Series: The Nordic World
Description:
This book examines the model developed in the Nordic countries for handling labor market relations between employers and employees - a model that has secured flexible and well-functioning labor market relations with comparatively high remuneration in case of sickness or unemployment. Consensual - and comparatively efficient - policies have likewise been pursued in agricultural and industrial policies, in environmental policies, and in many policies related to public services. The preconditions for these policies are strong civil societies, i.
Democratization in the Nordic World Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 114
ISBN: 9788775972098
Pub Date: 15 Aug 2024
Series: The Nordic World
Description:
The Scandinavian countries (Denmark, Norway, and Sweden) enjoy some of the happiest populations and highest standards of living in the world, thanks in part to stable, democratic systems of government. Here, David Delfs Erbo Andersen presents a syncretic history of political and socioeconomic developments in the three Scandinavian countries since the early modern period, and contrasts their peaceful transitions with the more dramatic histories of otherwise similar European countries, like France and Germany. Unlike these and many other countries—the United States among them—Scandinavia’s transition to democracy from monarchy was not marked by major violent upheavals or extreme political antagonism.
Social Trust in the Nordic World Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 120
ISBN: 9788772195926
Pub Date: 15 Aug 2024
Series: The Nordic World
Illustrations: 15 Colour illustrations
Description:
Study after study has shown that Scandinavia is the most trusting region in the world. Danes in particular trust other people and organizations—including strangers, businesses, governments, law enforcement, and media—more than the citizens of any other country. And countries with deep pools of social trust are populated by individuals who cooperate with each other in ways that allow public and private institutions to function more efficiently and cheaply.
South Sea Island Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 450
ISBN: 9788771849134
Pub Date: 15 Aug 2024
Illustrations: Illustrations, color
Description:
South Sea Island. The Geography of Pleasure is a literary history of European, Russian and American travelogues, films, paintings, philosophical treatises, all fascinated by the Polynesian islands. Our ideas of nature, growth and sustainability are currently being challenged by climate change and sea level rise, with major identity and security policy implications that are particularly evident in the Pacific, but will also have consequences for the entire planet.
The Old Man Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 364
ISBN: 9788772191263
Pub Date: 15 Aug 2024
Description:
Old men - and especially old men living alone - remain an understudied group in the gerontological literature. The old man does, however, constitute a large part of the considerable demographic development, and old men living alone make up a rapidly increasing proportion of the elderly. This book is an anthology of different perspectives on the old man: What is it like to become an old man?
Shaker Made Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 228
ISBN: 9780813198767
Pub Date: 30 Jun 2024
Illustrations: 182 b&w illustrations
Description:
Although there are currently only a handful of members of the Shaker faith and one active community in the world today, Shakerism at its peak comprised thousands of members living in communal villages across the eastern United States. Kentucky's iconic Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill was one of these communities, and it remains an enduring cultural touchstone. The history of the Shakers is often reduced to the handmade objects they produced and sold, but their lives were so much more than their material culture.
Islam in China and the Islamic world Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 257
ISBN: 9781463245870
Pub Date: 31 May 2024
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Series: Gorgias Islamic Studies
Description:
Over the past half century, China has accomplished a great deal in the study of Islam, and established a certain academic system for its study. This book offers a history of contemporary Islamic research in China, analyzing the interdisciplinary research emerging from this system, from its background to the people involved, mechanisms, and their publications, scientific conferences, reference works and historical materials, and the branches of research: history, religion, philosophy, politics, and culture.
Šalmūtā Šapīrtā Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 431
ISBN: 9781463245412
Pub Date: 31 May 2024
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Series: Gorgias Eastern Christian Studies
Description:
A Festschrift for Rifaat Ebied celebrating a lifetime of work in the field of Semitic Studies, in particular Syriac, Christian Arabic, and Mandaic.
What Price Hollywood? Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780813197029
Pub Date: 05 May 2024
Illustrations: 26 b&w halftones
Description:
During the early Hollywood sound era, studio director George Cukor produced nearly fifty films in as many years, famously winning the Best Director Oscar at the 1964 Academy Awards for My Fair Lady. His collaborations with so-called difficult actresses such as Katharine Hepburn, Judy Garland, and Marilyn Monroe unsettled producers even as his ticket sales lined their pockets. Fired from Gone with the Wind for giving Vivien Leigh more screen time than Clark Gable, Cukor quickly earned a double-sided reputation as a "woman's director.
Death and Display Cover Death and Display Cover
Format: 
Pages: 222
ISBN: 9789464262131
Pub Date: 30 Apr 2024
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 170fc / 40bw
Pages: 222
ISBN: 9789464262124
Pub Date: 30 Apr 2024
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 170fc / 40bw
Description:
During funerals of nobles in the Kuba kingdom (Democratic Republic of Congo), visitors used to theatrically offer so-called bongotols to the deceased and the mourning family. These highly appreciated valuables were either positioned under the corpse to support it or displayed on top of it.In addition to their religious meaning they displayed the status and wealth of both givers and takers.
Rhet Ops Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780822967149
Pub Date: 30 Apr 2024
Series: Composition, Literacy, and Culture
Description:
In this edited volume, authors seek to document and analyze how state and non-state actors leverage digital rhetoric as a twenty-first-century weapon of war. Rhet Ops offer readers a chance to focus on the human dimension of rhetorical practice within mobile technologies and social networks: to reflect not only on the durable question of what it means to conduct oneself ethically as a speaker or writer, but also what it means to learn the art of rhetoric as a means to engage adversaries in war and conflict.
The Global Spatial Revolution Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9788869774294
Pub Date: 10 Apr 2024
Series: Politics
Description:
The volume examines the process of globalization from a genealogical point of view. By doing so, it offers a contribution to the understanding of the deep and critical spatial transformation reshaping our world from both a political and a conceptual point of view, taking into consideration recent developments including Brexit and the politics of Donald Trump. Focusing his analysis on the natural element of “air”, Vegetti provides an original approach to globalization.
Bound to the Fire Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 184
ISBN: 9780813198545
Pub Date: 20 Mar 2024
Illustrations: 7 b&w illustrations
Description:
For decades, smiling images of "Aunt Jemima" and other historical and fictional black cooks could be found on various food products and in advertising. Although these images were sanitized and romanticized in American popular culture, they represented the untold stories of enslaved men and women who had a significant impact on the nation's culinary and hospitality traditions, even as they were forced to prepare food for their oppressors.Kelley Fanto Deetz draws upon archaeological evidence, cookbooks, plantation records, and folklore to present a nuanced study of the lives of enslaved plantation cooks from colonial times through emancipation and beyond.