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Writing History in the Soviet Union: Making the Past Work
by Arup Banerji

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English

Pages

340

Publication Date

August 18, 2017

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<P>The history of the Soviet Union has been charted in several studies over the decades. These depictions while combining accuracy, elegance, readability and imaginativeness, have failed to draw attention to the political and academic environment within which these histories were composed. Writing History in the Soviet Union: Making the Past Work is aimed at understanding this environment. The book seeks to identify the significant hallmarks of the production of Soviet history by Soviet as well as Western historians. It traces how the Russian Revolution of 1917 triggered a shift in official policy towards historians and the publication of history textbooks for schools. In 1985, the Soviet past was again summoned for polemical revision as part and parcel of an attitude of openness (glasnost') and in this, literary figures joined their energies to those of historians. The Communist regime sought to equate the history of the country with that of the Communist Party itself in 1938 and 1962 and this imposed a blanket of conformity on history writing in the Soviet Union. The book also surveys the rich abundance of writing the Russian Revolution generated as well as the divergent approaches to the history of the period. The conditions for research in Soviet archives are described as an aspect of official monitoring of history writing. Another instance of this is the manner by which history textbooks have, through the years, been withdrawn from schools and others officially nursed into circulation. This intervention, occasioned in the present circumstance by statements by President Putin himself, in the manner in which history is taught in Russian schools, continues to this day. In other words, over the years, the regime has always worked to make the past work.</P><br /><P>Please note: Taylor & Francis does not sell or distribute the Hardback in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh & Sri Lanka</P>
Forze di polizia e antidiscriminazione: UNA GUIDA OPERATIVA PER L...
by Roberto Bortone

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Italian

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Publication Date

August 17, 2017

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Scopo principale della guida è fornire alle forze di polizia spunti di riflessione e strumenti utili alla prevenzione della discriminazione nei confronti dei soggetti più deboli e meno tutelati dalla nostra società. Oggi più che nel passato le forze di polizia (qui intese come comprendenti: Polizia di Stato, Arma dei Carabinieri, Guardia di Finanza, Polizia Penitenziaria, Corpo Forestale dello Stato, nonché le Polizie locali) sono chiamate a riaffermare la propria cultura organizzativa, calibrata sulla protezione dei diritti di tutti gli individui e sulla promozione del dialogo che evita il conflitto, sull’integrazione che combatte la discriminazione, sul pluralismo che valorizza le differenze e promuove il rispetto delle identità reciproche. <br />Nella prima parte del testo si è cercato di fornire un quadro d’insieme sul tema della non discriminazione, principio cardine dell’Unione Europea, e sulle sue reali applicazioni nel contesto italiano. All’interno della guida è stata poi proposta una panoramica sugli organi di contrasto alla discriminazione in ambito istituzionale e non governativo, corredata da dati statistici, strumenti operativi e studi di caso.<br />Il focus di questa guida è stato volutamente dedicato alle comunità Rom, Sinti e Caminanti (RSC), la minoranza europea più numerosa e discriminata . La relazione tra forze di polizia e comunità rom appare infatti cruciale sotto molti punti di vista: da un lato vi è una comunità spesso oggetto di discriminazioni e violenza a sfondo razziale, strutturalmente debole da un punto di vista dello status giuridico (si pensi solamente ai cosiddetti “apolidi di fatto”, stimati in Italia nel numero di 15.000) dall’altro istituzioni e forze di polizia impegnate nel contrasto alle discriminazioni . Nel mezzo uno spazio lasciato vuoto, un rapporto di fiducia che non si è mai creato e che lascia entrambi in un delicato equilibrio tra esigenze di sicurezza e integrazione. Una antitesi tutta presunta, che tanto gli studi quanto la realtà quotidiana, hanno definito inconsistente. <br />In questo contesto il dibattito scientifico riferito all’interpretazione dei dati sulla criminalità straniera merita di essere affrontato con grande cautela: una erronea interpretazione dei dati (secondo la vulgata i rom commettono, in percentuale, più reati degli italiani) ha contribuito fortemente al dibattito politico e mediatico che, nel quinquennio 2007-2012, ha creato nel nostro paese un cortocircuito di politiche securitarie attorno ad un gruppo minoritario considerato responsabile di, quasi, ogni problema nazionale. La condizione di irregolarità giuridica quale fattore correlato ai comportamenti devianti e criminali è un assunto fatto proprio da molti autori, nonostante la diversità di approcci. <br />L’introduzione alla guida è rappresentata da un breve questionario a risposta multipla attraverso il quale sarà possibile valutare il proprio livello di conoscenza generale della realtà delle comunità rom nel nostro Paese. Il questionario è stato poi riproposto in calce alla guida: l’invito esplicito è quello di misurare nuovamente le proprie risposte alla luce di quanto emerso nel corso della lettura.<br />A margine del volume vengono presentate una bibliografia ragionata ed un glossario sulla non discriminazione. Il glossario, in particolare, contiene gran parte dei termini correntemente usati nel settore delle politiche per l’uguaglianza e per la lotta alla discriminazione. Le definizioni spaziano da termini generali come ‘stereotipo’ o ‘tolleranza’, dandone una lettura semplice e accessibile a termini più tecnici.
Desde mi muro (Spanish Edition)
by Benito Taibo

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Spanish

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Publication Date

August 28, 2017

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<p>Un perro aficionado a comerse la tarea de matemáticas, el accidental asesinato de un hada, un niño al que hay sacarle el chamuco, la imposibilidad de evitar la depresión dominical vespertina, un aventurero antropólogo que cruza el Atlántico en una balsa de papiro, escritores y libros que son capaces de iluminar el universo entero, todo ello y más.</p>
rennainokyoukasyojoseigamoteruniha (Japanese Edition)
by misutaravu

Language

Japanese

Pages

33

Publication Date

August 16, 2017

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本書では、男性にモテたいと思う方へモテるための方法などについてお伝えしています。よく女性で、「彼氏ができる気がしない」という方がいらっしゃいますが、実際、男性よりも女性の方がモテやすいのです。<br /><br />なぜ、そう言い切れるのか?<br /><br />それは、男性には女性にはない「狩猟本能」という本能を兼ね備えているからです。そこを上手く利用していくことであなたは、今よりも何倍もモテるようになりますし、彼氏も何倍も作りやすくなるでしょう。<br /><br />少しでも興味を持って頂いたのであれば、本書を読み進めていただければと思います。<br /><br />はじめに<br />第一章 モテるための考え方<br />第二章 女子力<br />第三章 外見から男性の本能を掴め<br />第四章 モテる言葉のテクニック<br />おわりに
Trauma, vínculo y constelaciones familiares (Spanish Edition)
by Franz Ruppert

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Spanish

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Publication Date

August 28, 2017

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<p>Pérdida de un ser querido; accidentes y violaciones, abuso sexual infantil y otros actos criminales celosamente resguardados como secretos de familia son traumas tan dolorosos que llegan a producir una disociación de la personalidad y afectan el vínculo madre-hijo hasta la tercera generación. En este libro, Franz Ruppert examina los diferentes tipos de experiencias traumáticas, las teorías de la vinculación de John Bowlby y el trabajo sobre el apego de Mary Ainsworth, para presentarnos un panorama multigeneracional de la dinámica del trauma, enriquecido por su experiencia clínica, que le permite compartir sus conocimientos sobre los orígenes de la angustia psicológica. Franz Ruppert ha desarrollado un modo único de trabajar en forma sensible con constelaciones, a fin de revelar y resolver la dinámica escondida de los traumas del pasado.</p>
Accidental Activists: Mark Phariss, Vic Holmes, and Their Fight f...
by David Collins

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English

Pages

480

Publication Date

August 15, 2017

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In early 2013 same-sex marriage was legal in only ten states and the District of Columbia. That year the Supreme Court’s decision in United States v. Windsor appeared to open the door to marriage equality. In Texas, Mark Phariss and Vic Holmes, together for sixteen years and deeply in love, wondered why no one had stepped across the threshold to challenge their state’s 2005 constitutional amendment prohibiting same-sex marriage. They agreed to join a lawsuit being put together by Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLD. Two years later—after tense battles in the Federal District Court for the Western District of Texas and in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, after sitting through oral arguments at the Supreme Court of the United States in Obergefell v. Hodges—they won the right to marry deep in the heart of Texas. But the road they traveled was never easy. Accidental Activists is the deeply moving story of two men who struggled to achieve the dignity of which Justice Anthony Kennedy spoke in a series of Supreme Court decisions that recognized the “personhood,” the essential humanity of gays and lesbians. Author David Collins tells Mark and Vic’s story in the context of legal and social history and explains the complex legal issues and developments surrounding same-sex marriage in layman’s terms.
The Politics and Culture of Globalisation: India and Australia
by Routledge

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English

Pages

357

Publication Date

August 18, 2017

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We experience the culture of globalisation every time we visit a Tandoori restaurant in Chicago, or a Pizza Hut in Hyderabad, or as we watch Bollywood films in Australia. Globalisation is a label used for a wide range of political, social and cultural phenomena, many of which are explored in this volume. The Politics and Culture of Globalisation: India and Australia brings together Indian and Australian experts in the fields of political science, international relations, philosophy, cultural theory and political economy. Its timeliness and unifying theme derive from comparisons between Indian and Australian perspectives, and analyses by Australian writers on developments in India. Indian-Australian relations are explored in several chapters.  The neo-liberal form of globalisation is a key focus of critique in this volume. Several chapters examine the search for alternative forms of governance as the nation-state undergoes profound change due to global interconnectedness.
Routledge Handbook of the Chinese Communist Party
by Routledge

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English

Pages

432

Publication Date

August 18, 2017

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<P>Whilst the Chinese Communist Party is one of the most powerful political institutions in the world, it is also one of the least understood, due to the party’s secrecy and tight control over the archives, the press and the Internet. Having governed the People’s Republic of China for nearly 70 years though, much interest remains into how this quintessentially Leninist party governs one-fifth of the world and runs the world’s second-largest economy. </P><br /><P>The <I>Routledge Handbook of the Chinese Communist Party </I>gives a comprehensive and multi-faceted picture of the party’s traditions and values – as well as its efforts to stay relevant in the twenty-first century. It uses a wealth of contemporary data and qualitative analysis to explore the intriguing relationship between the party on the one hand, and the government, the legal and judicial establishment and the armed forces, on the other. Tracing the influence of Marx, Engels, Lenin and Stalin, as well as Mao Zedong, on contemporary leaders ranging from Deng Xiaoping and Jiang Zemin to Hu Jintao and Xi Jinping, the sections cover:</P><br /><UL><br /><LI>the party’s history and traditions;</LI><br /><LI>how the party works and seeks to remain relevant;</LI><br /><LI>major policy arenas;</LI><br /><LI>the CCP in the twenty-first century.</LI></UL><br /><P>The <I>Routledge Handbook of the Chinese Communist Party </I>will be of interest to students and scholars of Chinese Politics, Asian Politics, Political Parties and International Relations.</P>
Cinema Studies: The Key Concepts (Routledge Key Guides)
by Susan Hayward

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English

Pages

630

Publication Date

August 18, 2017

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<P><EM>Cinema Studies: The Key Concepts</EM> is essential reading for anyone interested in film. Providing accessible coverage of a comprehensive range of genres, movements, theories and production terms, this is a must-have guide to a fascinating area of study and arguably the greatest art form of modern times.</P><br /><P>Now fully revised and updated for its fifth edition, the book includes entries on topics such as:</P><br /><UL><br /><LI>Acting</LI><br /><LI>Audience</LI><br /><LI>CGI</LI><br /><LI>Convergence </LI><br /><LI>Cult cinema </LI><br /><LI>Digitisation and globalization </LI><br /><LI>Distribution</LI><br /><LI>Experimental film</LI><br /><LI>Transnational cinema</LI><br /><LI>World cinemas</LI></UL>
The Player: How I Discovered the Dark Side of the Game
by Bostjan Belingar

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English

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Publication Date

August 17, 2017

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I was in Sweden. It was cold as fuck, suffocatingly dark, and I hadn't seen the sun for weeks. Furthermore, I was working my ass off and was starting to get really tired. Still unpaid, and down to about a third of what I had started with. I chased after girls like a mad dog, and despite getting laid pretty often, I still couldn't get the proximity I really wanted.<br /><br />...And then Max said: "I was thinking about all kinds of stuff, but it was all pretty dark. And then I look down the window and THE thought creeps in. What would happen if I just jumped?”

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