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Have I Got Your Attention Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781800970434
Pub Date: 15 Oct 2024
Imprint: Veritas Books
Description:
ADHD is recognised as an individual difference where impairments or difficulties are the result of the demands or the ways of working in school, work and socially. If accommodations are made, people with ADHD can be successful in these settings. Have I got Your Attention?

Haint Country

Dark Folktales from the Hills and Hollers

Haint Country

Dark Folktales from the Hills and Hollers
Format: 
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781985900967
Pub Date: 01 Oct 2024
Illustrations: 28 b&w illustrations
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781985900974
Pub Date: 01 Oct 2024
Illustrations: 28 b&w illustrations
Description:
The hills of the Appalachia region hold secrets—dark, deep, varied, and mysterious. These secrets are often told in the form of eerie, thrilling, and creepy folk tales that reveal strange sightings, curious oddities, and commonly serve as cautionary tales for eager and curious ears. These spine-tingling stories have been told and retold by family members, neighbors, and "hillfolk" for generations.
Lessons from the Foothills Cover Lessons from the Foothills Cover
Format: 
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781985900684
Pub Date: 24 Sep 2024
Illustrations: 13 b&w illustrations
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781985900691
Pub Date: 24 Sep 2024
Illustrations: 13 b&w illustrations
Description:
On Christmas Eve in 1859, sixty-five prominent armed white men rode into the small Kentucky town of Berea and forced the townspeople to close its integrated one-room schoolhouse. The mob perceived the school as a threat to white supremacy and the racial order. Abolitionist John Gregg Fee established the school for the expressed purpose of providing education to anyone eager to learn, regardless of their race—a notion that horrified those convinced of the sanctity of white supremacy.
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.

The Making of Dissidents

Hungary's Democratic Opposition and its Western Friends, 1973-1998
Format: Hardback
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9780822948254
Pub Date: 31 Aug 2024
Series: Russian and East European Studies
Illustrations: 50 b&w
Description:
Before Hungary’s transition from communism to democracy, local dissidents and like-minded intellectuals, activists, and academics from the West influenced each other and inspired the fight for human rights and civil liberties in Eastern Europe. Hungarian dissidents provided Westerners with a new purpose and legitimized their public interventions in a bipolar world order. The Making of Dissidents demonstrates how Hungary’s Western friends shaped public perceptions and institutionalized their advocacy long before the peaceful revolutions of 1989.
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?

Fraught Balance

The Embodied Politics of Dabke Dance Music in Syria
Fraught Balance Cover
Format: 
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780819501028
Pub Date: 31 Jul 2024
Series: Music/Culture
Illustrations: 24 b&w photos, 2 b&w tables
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780819501035
Pub Date: 31 Jul 2024
Series: Music/Culture
Illustrations: 24 b&w photos, 2 b&w tables
Description:
A vivid and intricate study of dance music traditions that reveals the many contradictions of Syrian identity in the 21st centuryDabke, one of Syria's most beloved dance music traditions, is at the center of the country's war and the social tensions that preceded conflict. Drawing on almost two decades of ethnographic, archival, and digital research, Shayna M. Silverstein shows how dabke dance music embodies the fraught dynamics of gender, class, ethnicity, and nationhood in an authoritarian state.
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.
The Outrider Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9781463246211
Pub Date: 31 May 2024
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Series: Islamic History and Thought
Description:
A biography of Abū al-Faḍl al-ʿAbbās, the half brother, diplomat, and negotiator of al-Ḥusayn. The author was named Distinguished Scholar of Shia Studies in the Islamic Republic of Iran's 28th World Book Awards in 2020. He is at present a resident faculty member of PISAI, lecturing in Shīʿī Islamic studies, Qurʾān and Islamic Ethics, and a visiting lecturer at the Pontifical Beda College in Rome.