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Urban Diaspora Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 540
ISBN: 9788793423510
Pub Date: 13 Jan 2021
Series: Jutland Archaeological Society Publications
Illustrations: Illustrations, color
Description:
This is a book on the rise and fall of diasporic communities in Early Modern urban centers in Denmark and Sweden. It contains 17 chapters written by archaeologists, historians and scientists, ranging from in-depth studies of artefacts, biofacts and archaeological features to large-scale analyses of community formation among natives and migrants of multiple origins. The plethora of sources and approaches afforded by the numerous disciplines involved enables a significant new insight into the creation and recreation of migrant communities in these Early Modern towns.
Biopolitics for Beginners Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 190
ISBN: 9788869771781
Pub Date: 28 Dec 2020
Series: Philosophy
Description:
Michel Foucault claimed that the term biopolitics can be fully understood only within the context of modern forms of governing society. From this perspective, the development of modern medical knowledge, the re-organization of the hospital as a health institution, the growing attention to issues related to birth and population, and the rise of biological racism can be attributed to the influence of economic rationality on the most influential political strategies. In this book, Marzocca further explores the crucial role that the family structure has played throughout the history of biopolitics, explaining how family is firstly a place of government of life as well as a means to extend various forms of biopower to the whole society.
Clockwork Enemy Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 260
ISBN: 9788869772696
Pub Date: 28 Dec 2020
Series: Politics
Description:
The relationship among neo-nationalisms, populisms and racisms has long existed in the political landscape of western societies and, today, it is a key issue to understand current affairs and the popularity of racist, anti-Semite and Islamophobic positions. This book provides a lucid and accurate analysis of European and American social contexts, including United Kingdom, Germany, Italy and United States, where the socio-political debate is dominated by neo-nationalist instances.
Psychoanalytical notes on the origin of money Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 340
ISBN: 9788869772801
Pub Date: 28 Dec 2020
Description:
In the ancient world, many units of measurement were based, approximately, on some parts of the human body: arm, cubit, span, inch, foot; or on their functions: pace, half hour, league… I wondered if there might be some parts of the body, which weighed 4.25g: in other words, half a siqlum or half a giĝ. And I identified, albeit with wide variations, these parts in the foreskin which Abraham/Hammurabi cuts off as a symbol of a new faith, reviving - I cannot say how consciously - an ancient, now forgotten tradition which stands at the base of that antique unit of measurement with an abstract value and the form of a Ring to be worn as a bracelet or anklet on or in one’s own body (eg.
The Tenth Circle Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9788869772979
Pub Date: 28 Dec 2020
Description:
Accompanied by Virgil, Dante visited all nine circles, where the irredeemable wicked are punished for eternity; but in the belly of that appalling place he found no trace of the disabled. And yet, at that time, they were considered bearers of the maximum sin, the physical and mental non-conformity to the paradigm of the human species, as to say to the image of God. The tenth circle is that piece of hell that must be sought on earth.
Women and Peace Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 104
ISBN: 9788869773013
Pub Date: 28 Dec 2020
Description:
This book reports not only a didactic experience but also research, offering a training model on peace mediation. The female protagonists of this research experience the role of trainers of other compatriots through a new didactic model. Compared to other books, the volume proposes for the first time a reflection of research - action on the themes of peace, security of the female gender.
Choose Decide Change Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 76
ISBN: 9788869772863
Pub Date: 27 Dec 2020
Description:
Choosing, deciding and changing constitute the common thread of everything that we want and that we do. The deep transformation of all social system, in all its dimensions has profoundly resented of the diverse possibility or in other respects, of the absence of possibility, precisely of choosing, deciding and changing. What are we really choosing today?
In-security Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 64
ISBN: 9788869772856
Pub Date: 20 Dec 2020
Description:
The middle - globality is the time of the “not occurring”. The uncertainty of not existing, in all its – individual, social, institutional and economical – manifestations dizzily transforms the social system, destroying it in the immediacy of here and now, contributing then to generate words, images and gestures that are expressed very often in violence and uncertainty. A violence above all, of “system”, of complex definition and solution.
Future Humanism Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 80
ISBN: 9788869772849
Pub Date: 13 Dec 2020
Description:
The theme of this pamphlet is the knowledge, reread in its own origins and in the transformations of the middle-global world where the deep meaning appears lost in the conscious awareness. The risks, fears and conflicts that cross the society, especially in its own virtual dimension, seem to affect the sense and memory of the humanistic culture, as conscious relationship between knowledge and reality and then, make us forget the meaning of freedom as common value. Annamaria Rufino with this pamphlet “throws a stone into a pond, not only for the contemporary melancholy but also for the conventional praise of the only communication, individualization and liberation, of the there is no alternative…”.
Spirituality in Psychotherapy Cover Spirituality in Psychotherapy Cover
Format: 
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9789088909337
Pub Date: 15 Nov 2020
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 1 bw
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9789088909320
Pub Date: 28 Dec 2020
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 1 bw
Description:
This book explores how Western European psychotherapists, interviewed between 2016 and 2019, understand spirituality and how they address spiritual matters in clinical sessions. By studying a purposive sample of 15 Clinicians from Spain, England, Switzerland, Greece, Norway and Denmark, it was found that these shared similar views about spirituality, understood as dynamic, fluid and independent from religion. The interviewed psychotherapists showed great variation in their psychotherapy trainings, theoretical background and spiritual stances.
A Simple Justice Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 296
ISBN: 9780813180175
Pub Date: 12 Nov 2020
Illustrations: 30 b&w photos
Description:
When the Declaration of Independence was signed by a group of wealthy white men in 1776, poor white men, African Americans, and women quickly discovered that the unalienable rights it promised were not truly for all. The Nineteenth Amendment eventually gave women the right to vote in 1920, but the change was not welcomed by people of both genders in politically and religiously conservative Kentucky. As a result, the suffrage movement in the Commonwealth involved a tangled web of stakeholders, entrenched interest groups, unyielding constitutional barriers, and activists with competing strategies.
Pittsburgh and the Urban League Movement Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 260
ISBN: 9780813180700
Pub Date: 02 Nov 2020
Series: Civil Rights and the Struggle for Black Equality in the Twentieth Century
Illustrations: 8 b&w photos, 2 maps, 1 table
Description:
During the Great Migration, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, became a mecca for African Americans seeking better job opportunities, wages, and living conditions. The city's thriving economy and vibrant social and cultural scenes inspired dreams of prosperity and a new start, but this urban haven was not free of discrimination and despair. In the face of injustice, activists formed the Urban League of Pittsburgh (ULP) in 1918 to combat prejudice and support the city's growing African American population.
Design is Power Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 290
ISBN: 9788869773006
Pub Date: 28 Oct 2020
Description:
Nowadays we are used to think of design in terms of quality and beauty of the tangible or intangible artefacts that are generated by an industrialised system. Considering objects, graphic representations, interfaces or services, the main difference between craftsmanship and design stays in the replicability and scalability of the proposed solution measured against an existent market and its hierarchical dynamics. This implies an order that on the surface seems to be naturally stirred by the so-called “taste”, or a series of trends that reflect the preferences of the overall public: however, looking closer, all the design production involves a carefully controlled balance driven by economical, political and social interests.
A Higher Mission Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 238
ISBN: 9780813179810
Pub Date: 15 Oct 2020
Series: New Directions in Southern History
Illustrations: 11 b&w photos, 1 map
Description:
In this vital transnational study, Kimberly D. Hill critically analyzes the colonial history of central Africa through the perspective of two African American missionaries: Alonzo Edmiston and Althea Brown Edmiston. The pair met and fell in love while working as a part of the American Presbyterian Congo Mission - an operation which aimed to support the people of the Congo Free State suffering forced labor and brutal abuses under Belgian colonial governance.
The Firebird Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 350
ISBN: 9780822966517
Pub Date: 06 Oct 2020
Series: Russian and East European Studies
Illustrations: 10 b&w
Description:
Andrei Kozyrev was foreign minister of Russia under President Boris Yeltsin from August 1991 to January 1996. During the August 1991 coup attempt against Mikhail Gorbachev, he was present when tanks moved in to seize the Russian White House, where Boris Yeltsin famously stood on a tank to address the crowd assembled. He then departed to Paris to muster international support and, if needed, to form a Russian government-in-exile.
A Ridiculous Man Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 148
ISBN: 9781922454027
Pub Date: 30 Sep 2020
Imprint: Arden
Description:
The election of Donald Trump as the 45th US president in 2016 was a pivotal moment in history for America and for the world. A celebrity rather than a politician, Trump promised to turn politics on its head - and he did. Is he an aberration or does he represent a continuity of forces already in play?