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ISBN 10 : 0299182444
Pages : 188 pages
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Download or read book Prisoner Without a Name Cell Without a Number written by Jacobo Timerman and published by Univ of Wisconsin Press. This book was released on 2002 with total page 188 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An Argentine newspaper publisher who dared to criticize his government's policy of cruel repression, tells the story of his arrest, imprisonment, and torture.


Download Encyclopedia of Film Themes  Settings and Series PDF
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ISBN 10 : 9781476612300
Pages : 237 pages
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Download or read book Encyclopedia of Film Themes Settings and Series written by Richard B. Armstrong and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2015-07-11 with total page 237 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The first editon was called “the most valuable film reference in several years” by Library Journal. The new edition published in hardcover in 2001 includes more than 670 entries. The current work is a paperback reprint of that edition. Each entry contains a mini-essay that defines the topic, followed by a chronological list of representative films. From the Abominable Snowman to Zorro, this encyclopedia provides film scholars and fans with an easy-to-use reference for researching film themes or tracking down obscure movies on subjects such as suspended animation, viral epidemics, robots, submarines, reincarnation, ventriloquists and the Olympics (“Excellent” said Cult Movies). The volume also contains an extensive list of film characters and series, including B-movie detectives, Western heroes, made-for-television film series, and foreign film heroes and villains.


Download Singer s Typewriter and Mine PDF
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ISBN 10 : 9780803271463
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Download or read book Singer s Typewriter and Mine written by Ilan Stavans and published by U of Nebraska Press. This book was released on 2012-11-01 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A cultural critic of extraordinary erudition, encyclopedic knowledge, and boundless curiosity, Ilan Stavans, an Ashkenazic Jew who grew up in Mexico, negotiates wildly varied topics as effortlessly and deftly as he manages the multiple perspectives of a dual national, religious, and ethnic identity. In Singer’s Typewriter and Mine, a follow-up to The Inveterate Dreamer (Nebraska, 2001), Stavans interweaves his own experience with that of other Jewish writers and thinkers, past and present, to explore modern Jewish culture across the boundaries of language and nation. Juxtaposing the personal and the analytical, these essays and conversations take up the oeuvres of Isaac Bashevis Singer and Mario Vargas Llosa, translation and God’s language, storytelling as midrash, anti-Semitism in Hispanic America, Yiddish and Sephardic literatures, the connection between humor and terror, impostors as cultural agents, the creators of the King James Bible, and the encounter between Jewish and Latino civilizations, to name but a few of Stavans’s topics here. Funny, engaging, and provocative, this collection continues Stavans’s project of opening new vistas in our cross-cultural understanding of language, literature, and life.


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ISBN 10 : 9780520959316
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Download or read book A Man Without Words written by Susan Schaller and published by Univ of California Press. This book was released on 2014-05-15 with total page 221 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For more than a quarter of a century, Ildefonso, a Mexican Indian, lived in total isolation, set apart from the rest of the world. He wasn't a political prisoner or a social recluse, he was simply born deaf and had never been taught even the most basic language. Susan Schaller, then a twenty-four-year-old graduate student, encountered him in a class for the deaf where she had been sent as an interpreter and where he sat isolated, since he knew no sign language. She found him obviously intelligent and sharply observant but unable to communicate, and she felt compelled to bring him to a comprehension of words. The book vividly conveys the challenge, the frustrations, and the exhilaration of opening the mind of a congenitally deaf person to the concept of language. This second edition includes a new chapter and afterword.


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ISBN 10 : 9781448163878
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Download or read book Humanity written by Jonathan Glover and published by Random House. This book was released on 2015-02-26 with total page 480 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book is about history and morality in the twentieth century. It is about the psychology which made possible Hiroshima, the Nazi genocide, the Gulag, the Chinese Cultural Revolution, Pol Pot's Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and many other atrocities. In modern technological war, victims are distant and responsibility is fragmented. The scientists making the atomic bomb thought that they were only providing a weapon: how it was used was to be the responsibility of society. The people who dropped the bomb were only obeying orders. The machinery of the political decision-taking was so complex that no one among the politicians was unambiguously responsible. No one thought of themselves as causing the horrors of Hiroshima. Jonathan Glover examines tribalism: how, in Rwanda and in the former Yugoslavia, people who once lived together became trapped into mutual fear and hatred. He investigates how, in Stalin's Russia, Mao's China and in Cambodia, systems of belief made atrocities possible. The analysis of Nazism explores the emotionally powerful combination of tribalism and belief which enabled people to commit acts otherwise unimaginable. Drawing on accounts of participants, victims and observers, Jonathan Glover shows that different atrocities have common patterns which suggest weak points in our psychology. The resulting picture is used as a guide for the ethics we should create if we hope to overcome them. The message is not one of pessimism or despair: only by looking closely at the monsters inside us can we undertake the project of caging and taming them.


Download Encyclopedia of Prisons and Correctional Facilities PDF
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ISBN 10 : 9780761927310
Pages : 1401 pages
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Download or read book Encyclopedia of Prisons and Correctional Facilities written by Mary Bosworth and published by SAGE. This book was released on 2005 with total page 1401 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This two-volume set aims to provide a critical overview of penal institutions within a historical and contemporary framework. The encyclopedia also contains biographies, articles describing important legal statutes, as well as detailed and authoritative descriptions of the major prisons in the United States.


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ISBN 10 : 9781139499194
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Download or read book The Politics of Prisoner Abuse written by David P. Forsythe and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2011-05-26 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When states are threatened by war and terrorism, can we really expect them to abide by human rights and humanitarian law? David P. Forsythe's bold analysis of US policies towards terror suspects after 9/11 addresses this issue directly. Covering moral, political, and legal aspects, he examines the abuse of enemy detainees at the hands of the United States. At the center of the debate is the Bush Administration, which Forsythe argues displayed disdain for international law, in contrast to the general public's support for humanitarian affairs. Forsythe explores the similarities and differences between Presidents Obama and Bush on the question of prisoner treatment in an age of terrorism and asks how the Administration should proceed. The book traces the Pentagon's and CIA's records in mistreating prisoners, providing an account which will be of interest to all those who value human rights and humanitarian law.


Download Can Prisons Work  PDF
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ISBN 10 : 0802083501
Pages : 316 pages
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Download or read book Can Prisons Work written by Stephen Duguid and published by University of Toronto Press. This book was released on 2000-01-01 with total page 316 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Duguid shows that both critics and defenders of incarceration have erred by making prisoners the object rather than the subject of their discourse.


Download Counterpublics and the State PDF
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ISBN 10 : 0791451623
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Download or read book Counterpublics and the State written by Robert Asen and published by SUNY Press. This book was released on 2001-09-27 with total page 292 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Explores antagonistic encounters between people, both individuals and groups, and governments.


Download History of Modern Latin America PDF
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ISBN 10 : 9781118772508
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Download or read book History of Modern Latin America written by Teresa A. Meade and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2015-11-04 with total page 409 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Now available in a fully-revised and updated second edition, A History of Modern Latin America offers a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the rich cultural and political history of this vibrant region from the onset of independence to the present day. Includes coverage of the recent opening of diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Cuba as well as a new chapter exploring economic growth and environmental sustainability Balances accounts of the lives of prominent figures with those of ordinary people from a diverse array of social, racial, and ethnic backgrounds Features first-hand accounts, documents, and excerpts from fiction interspersed throughout the narrative to provide tangible examples of historical ideas Examines gender and its influence on political and economic change and the important role of popular culture, including music, art, sports, and movies, in the formation of Latin American cultural identity Includes all-new study questions and topics for discussion at the end of each chapter, plus comprehensive updates to the suggested readings


Download Stepping Stones to a Higher Vision PDF
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ISBN 10 : 9781532692680
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Download or read book Stepping Stones to a Higher Vision written by Joseph P. Schultz and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2021-07-29 with total page 386 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Stepping Stones to a Higher Vision examines the development of religious consciousness from religion to spirituality to mysticism. This developmental path imaginatively described as “stepping stones” in the title of the book and as “elevators of religion” in chapter one, has its rewards but also its dangers and pitfalls. Intended for the non-specialist lay person interested in religion, as well as the scholar, the book focuses on Jewish tradition and its sources (Hebrew Bible, Talmud-Midrash, and Kabbalah), but in a broad cross-cultural interdisciplinary context. Ritual, prayer, including meditation and contemplation, ethics and morality, religious leadership, and the afterlife are analyzed in the context of sociology, science, and the history of religion.


Download Losing Trust in the World PDF
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ISBN 10 : 9780295806716
Pages : 245 pages
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Download or read book Losing Trust in the World written by Leonard Grob and published by University of Washington Press. This book was released on 2017-05-01 with total page 245 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In July 1943, the Gestapo arrested an obscure member of the resistance movement in Nazi-occupied Belgium. When his torture-inflicting interrogators determined he was no use to them and that he was a Jew, he was deported to Auschwitz. Liberated in 1945, Jean Am�ry went on to write a series of essays about his experience. No reflections on torture are more compelling. Am�ry declared that the victims of torture lose trust in the world at the �very first blow.� The contributors to this volume use their expertise in Holocaust studies to reflect on ethical, religious, and legal aspects of torture then and now. Their inquiry grapples with the euphemistic language often used to disguise torture and with the question of whether torture ever constitutes a �necessary evil.� Differences of opinion reverberate, raising deeper questions: Can trust be restored? What steps can we as individuals and as a society take to move closer to a world in which torture is unthinkable?


Download The Global Justice Reader PDF
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ISBN 10 : 9781405169646
Pages : 768 pages
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Download or read book The Global Justice Reader written by Thom Brooks and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2008-03-10 with total page 768 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Global Justice Reader is a first-of-its kind collection that brings together key foundational and contemporary writings on this important topic in moral and political philosophy. Brings together key foundational and contemporary writings on this important topic in moral and political philosophy Offers a brief introduction followed by important readings on subjects ranging from sovereignty, human rights, and nationalism to global poverty, terrorism, and international environmental justice Presents the writings of key figures in the field, including Thomas Hobbes, Immanuel Kant, John Rawls, Thomas Pogge, Peter Singer, and many others


Download Taking on the World s Repressive Regimes PDF
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ISBN 10 : 9780230608740
Pages : 315 pages
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Download or read book Taking on the World s Repressive Regimes written by W. Korey and published by Springer. This book was released on 2007-08-20 with total page 315 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A study of the Ford Foundation's support and of funding of human rights projects and NGOs, illuminating its extraordinary role in helping undermine and destroy major world repressive authoritarian and totalitarian regimes during the latter part of the twentieth century.


Download Looking for Love in Strange Places  A Memoir for My Stepdaughters PDF
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ISBN 10 : 9781627873529
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Download or read book Looking for Love in Strange Places A Memoir for My Stepdaughters written by Diana Page and published by Wheatmark, Inc.. This book was released on 2016-02-18 with total page 370 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Back in 1968 Diana Page was going to graduate from the University of Michigan without much hope for marriage or a career. She didn't have a boyfriend, so a prospective husband was unlikely to materialize before the semester ended, and a bachelor's in political science wasn't going to make her easily employable. The solution? Join the Peace Corps where she could help change the world . . . and possibly meet a guy who shared her values. Thus began Diana's adventures. Her travels as a journalist and diplomat took her down the dangerous roads of Latin American history from the 1960s into the twenty-first century. With excerpts from diaries, letters, and news articles, she weaves together a narrative of war and peace, presidents and peasants, but mostly of ordinary people who teach her about life. She also runs into a few extraordinary people along the way: Fidel Castro, Isabel Peron, Pele, Jorge Luis Borges, and Hilary Clinton among others. Looking for Love in Strange Places: A Memoir for My Stepdaughters is a hopeful, humorous account of what happens when you seize the day -- without too many expectations for the future.


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ISBN 10 : 9780786722365
Pages : 352 pages
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Download or read book Intercourse written by Andrea Dworkin and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2008-08-01 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Andrea Dworkin, once called "Feminism's Malcolm X," has been worshipped, reviled, criticized, and analyzed-but never ignored. The power of her writing, the passion of her ideals, and the ferocity of her intellect have spurred the arguments and activism of two generations of feminists. Now the book that she's best known for-in which she provoked the argument that ultimately split apart the feminist movement-is being reissued for the young women and men of the twenty-first century. Intercourse enraged as many readers as it inspired when it was first published in 1987. In it, Dworkin argues that in a male supremacist society, sex between men and women constitutes a central part of women's subordination to men. (This argument was quickly-and falsely-simplified to "all sex is rape" in the public arena, adding fire to Dworkin's already radical persona.) In her introduction to this twentieth-anniversary edition of Intercourse, Ariel Levy, the author of Female Chauvinist Pigs, discusses the circumstances of Dworkin's untimely death in the spring of 2005, and the enormous impact of her life and work. Dworkin's argument, she points out, is the stickiest question of feminism: Can a woman fight the power when he shares her bed?


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ISBN 10 : 9781438478135
Pages : 282 pages
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Download or read book Civilization and Barbarism written by Graeme R. Newman and published by State University of New York Press. This book was released on 2020-03-01 with total page 282 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Challenges the established corrections paradigm and argues for replacing mass incarceration with a viable and more humane alternative. The practice of mass incarceration has come under increasing criticism by criminologists and corrections experts who, nevertheless, find themselves at a loss when it comes to offering credible, practical, and humane alternatives. In Civilization and Barbarism, Graeme R. Newman argues this impasse has arisen from a refusal to confront the original essence of punishment, namely, that in some sense it must be painful. He begins with an exposition of the traditional philosophical justifications for punishment and then provides a history of criminal punishment. He shows how, over time, the West abandoned short-term corporal punishment in favor of longer-term incarceration, justifying a massive bureaucratic prison complex as scientific and civilized. Newman compels the reader to confront the biases embedded in this model and the impossibility of defending prisons as a civilized form of punishment. A groundbreaking work that challenges the received wisdom of "corrections," Civilization and Barbarism asks readers to reconsider moderate corporal punishment as an alternative to prison and, for the most serious offenders, forms of incapacitation without prison. The book also features two helpful appendixes: a list of debating points, with common criticisms and their rebuttals, and a chronology of civilized punishments. Graeme R. Newman is Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the School of Criminal Justice, University at Albany, State University of New York. His many books include Punishment and Privilege, Second Edition; Community Policing in Indigenous Communities (coedited with Mahesh K. Nalla); and the four-volume Crime and Punishment around the World, for which he served as general editor.