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Mental Health in the Times of the Pandemic Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 82
ISBN: 9781922454058
Pub Date: 28 May 2021
Imprint: Arden
Description:
Traumatologist Paul Valent believes that knowledge of human responses in disasters can help individuals and societies to better control catastrophic events, such as the present pandemic. This concise book will help the general reader to understand the very wide mental health effects of this pandemic, and thus to understand how distress may be better managed today and in the future. The author summarises disaster responses as they have manifested in this pandemic.
Understanding Social Conflict Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9788869771613
Pub Date: 25 May 2021
Series: Sociology
Description:
Since the beginning of the last century Weber argued the indissoluble link between sociology and history. His approach saw the relationship between history and sociology as based on (a) mutual and essential support, and (b) logical priority, according to which, paraphrasing sociologist Alessandro Cavalli, “sociology without history is blind, history without sociology is mute.” The lesson of the «Annales» definitively confirmed the indissoluble link between history and social sciences, on the basis of a strongly and strategically interdisciplinary analysis.
Food, My Frienemy Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 124
ISBN: 9788869773730
Pub Date: 21 May 2021
Series: Psychology
Description:
A difficult relationship with food affects not only adolescents but also adults. It is often the symptom of a deep pain that rises from problems of control, low self-esteem, guilt and shame, which can derive from critical or traumatic events experienced in the course of life or at a young age. This book helps the reader to understand the difficult relationship with food and the original causes of the symptoms that maintain it.
Economic Complexity in the Ancient Near East Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 471
ISBN: 9788073089917
Pub Date: 15 May 2021
Description:
The spread of cuneiform writing from its Mesopotamian heartland to the peripheries during the second half of the third, and especially in the second millennium BC, represents an important historical and cultural phenomenon. From the beginning of the second millennium BC cuneiform writing became the privileged means through which the administrations of these "peripheral" centers recorded economic transactions. These documents (taxes, rations, sales, etc.
Food and Revolution Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 296
ISBN: 9780822946045
Pub Date: 15 May 2021
Series: Pitt Latin American Series
Illustrations: 25 b&w illustrations
Description:
Food policy and practices varied widely in Nicaragua during the last decades of the twentieth century. In the 1970s and ‘80s, food scarcity contributed to the demise of the Somoza dictatorship and the Sandinista revolution. Although faced with widespread scarcity and political restrictions, Nicaraguan consumers still carved out spaces for defining their food choices.
Personal Adornment and the Construction of Identity Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781789255959
Pub Date: 06 May 2021
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Illustrations: B/w and colour
Description:
Objects of adornment have been a subject of archaeological, historical, and ethnographic study for well over a century. Within archaeology, personal ornaments have traditionally been viewed as decorative embellishments associated with status and wealth, materializations of power relations and social strategies, or markers of underlying social categories such as those related to gender, class, and ethnic affiliation. Personal Adornment and the Construction of Identity seeks to understand these artefacts not as signals of steady, pre-existing cultural units and relations, but as important components in the active and contingent constitution of identities.
Climate Change Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781925984941
Pub Date: 30 Apr 2021
Imprint: Arden
Description:
On 24 September 2019 the 17-year-old activist Greta Thunberg addressed the United Nations Climate Action Summit saying, ‘People are suffering. People are dying. Entire ecosystems are collapsing.
Summoning Magna Carta Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 270
ISBN: 9781922454010
Pub Date: 08 Apr 2021
Imprint: Arden
Description:
The story of Magna Carta is the essential prologue to the story of Western democracy. It is a foundation stone in the political culture and legal system of Australia and other countries that share a common law heritage. This book combines a most readable general history of the influence of Magna Carta in the emergence of Western democracy since 1215 with beginning and concluding observations on the Great Charter’s relevance to Australia, the European settlement of which began as that of a penal colony.
Rhetorical Crossover Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 168
ISBN: 9780822946205
Pub Date: 28 Mar 2021
Series: Composition, Literacy, and Culture
Description:
In music, crossover means that a song has moved beyond its original genre and audience into the general social consciousness. Rhetorical Crossover uses the same concept to theorize how the black rhetorical presence has moved in mainstream spaces in an era where African Americans were becoming more visible in white culture. Cedric Burrows argues that when black rhetoric moves into the dominant culture, white audiences appear welcoming to African Americans as long as they present an acceptable form of blackness for white tastes.
The Narcotic Farm Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781949669244
Pub Date: 16 Mar 2021
Illustrations: 141 b&w photos
Description:
From 1935 until 1975, just about every junkie busted for dope went to the Narcotic Farm. Equal parts federal prison, treatment center, farm, and research laboratory, the Farm was designed to rehabilitate addicts and help researchers discover a cure for drug addiction. Although it began as a bold and ambitious public works project, and became famous as a rehabilitation center frequented by great jazz musicians among others, the Farm was shut down forty years after it opened amid scandal over its drug-testing program, which involved experiments where inmates were being used as human guinea pigs and rewarded with heroin and cocaine for their efforts.
Cook Together, Eat Together Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 80
ISBN: 9780813180359
Pub Date: 09 Mar 2021
Illustrations: 96 color photos
Description:
In today's fast-paced world, many people find themselves waiting in line at fast food restaurants more often than gathering around the dinner table with loved ones. Cooking and eating together can help families grow closer, but it can be challenging for parents to put a meal on the table when time is limited and money is tight. Cook Together, Eat Together is designed to help families enjoy more healthy, home-cooked meals.
The Shīʿī Past in the Great Book of the Songs Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 500
ISBN: 9781463207144
Pub Date: 26 Feb 2021
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Series: Islamic History and Thought
Description:
The Kitāb al-Aghānī (the Book of the Songs) stands as one of the most important extant sources for Arabic literature and Islamic history. Compiled during the first half of the tenth century, the Kitāb al-Aghānī emerges from a pivotal period in the formation of Islamic sectarian identities, a subject of keen and ongoing scholarly debate that is fundamental to our understanding of the later development of Shīʿī Islam. While its compiler, Abū al-Faraj al-Iṣfahānī (died after 356/967), is generally viewed as a 'Zaydī Shīʿī', no in-depth study has investigated what can be gauged from the Kitāb al-Aghānī about his sectarian perspectives.
Healing Power Cover Healing Power Cover
Format: 
Pages: 170
ISBN: 9789088909191
Pub Date: 12 Feb 2021
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 90fc
Pages: 170
ISBN: 9789088909184
Pub Date: 12 Feb 2021
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 90fc
Description:
People around the world are seeking for new healing methods, and they do so not in isolation but in global interaction. This publication provides new perspectives by combining essays from ritual specialists and scientists active in spiritual healing practices worldwide.
Georg Bühler's Contribution to Indology Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 255
ISBN: 9781463240493
Pub Date: 31 Jan 2021
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Description:
This book deals with the life and pioneering work of Georg Bühler in the various fields of Indology. It argues that Bühler's interactions with the 19th c. India influenced his approach as a researcher and in turn his methodology which then followed his self-developed path of Ethno-Indology.
Metier International 2019 Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9789492940124
Pub Date: 28 Jan 2021
Imprint: Blikvelduitgevers Publishers
Series: Metier International
Illustrations: full colour images
Description:
Métier Magazine is devoted to engaging its readers in art, craft, material and techniques. This annual English edition combines a series of articles and amazing stories of crafts, objects and artisans from around the world and from different time periods. The magazine will for instance show amazing textiles (silk and velvet) from the Ottoman Empire (17th century) that have fairly recently been found on an ancient Dutch Shipwreck, but will also show newly designed fabrics, nomadic rugs from Central Asia, reconstructed prehistoric clothing and archaeological conservation of heritage in the Antarctic region.
Silver and Frankincense Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 82
ISBN: 9789492940100
Pub Date: 28 Jan 2021
Imprint: Blikvelduitgevers Publishers
Illustrations: full colour images
Description:
Although scent has always played a major role in personal adornment in the Arab world, its evanescent quality leaves very few or no traces at all over time. This book presents an introduction into this lesser known aspect of personal adornment in the Arab world. Starting from a historic background, it explores the uses of scent in personal appearance such as jewellery, hairstyles and make-up, but also its purpose in religious, ritual and social context.