Download Social Capital in America: Counting Buried Treasure by Brian J Jones PDF

By Brian J Jones

within the wake of Robert Putnam's bestselling e-book "Bowling Alone," media and renowned opinion usually contend that American society is wasting its unity. In an period of tradition wars, deep political divisions, and all-consuming loved ones applied sciences, are we wasting our connections with each other? Is American society falling apart?Not in response to this new booklet, which attracts upon well known nationwide surveys to bare a really assorted photo. Jones' poignant examine of social capital in the USA explores present developments encompassing kinfolk existence, paintings, social networks, and extra. he's capable of exhibit dazzling correlations: those that so much use the web usually tend to perform voluntary agencies; and so on. In vigorous prose with easy-to-read charts, Jones counters the existing myths of yank Society by way of confronting them with the voices of american citizens, their attitudes and behaviors, and the proof in their day-by-day lives.

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Download Transgression 2.0: Media, Culture, and the Politics of a by Ted Gournelos,David J. Gunkel PDF

By Ted Gournelos,David J. Gunkel

One doesn’t have to glance a ways to discover examples of latest destinations of cultural competition. electronic piracy, audio mashups, The Onion and Wikipedia are all examples of transgression in our present mediascape. And as electronic age transgression turns into more and more crucial, it additionally turns into tougher to define and safeguard.

The contributions during this assortment are geared up into six sections that handle using new applied sciences to change present cultural messages, the incorporation of expertise and substitute media in transformation of daily cultural practices and associations, and the reuse and repurposing of know-how to concentration lively political engagement and leading edge social switch.

Bringing jointly various students and case reviews, Transgression 2.0 would be the first key source for students and scholars attracted to electronic tradition as a transformative intervention within the varieties, tools and value of cultural politics.

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Download Be Fierce: Stop Harassment and Take Your Power Back by Gretchen Carlson PDF

By Gretchen Carlson

When superstar information anchor, journalist, mom of 2, and previous omit the USA Gretchen Carlson spoke up approximately sexual harassment within the office, she had no concept what lay forward. yet now, encouraged via her activities, the floodgates have opened and millions of girls are becoming a member of her to Be Fierce and reclaim their strength opposed to any abuse or injustice.
In BE FIERCE, Gretchen stocks her personal reviews, in addition to strong and relocating tales from ladies in lots of assorted careers and fields who made up our minds they too were not able to close up and take a seat. Gretchen turned a voice for the voiceless.
In this revealing and well timed ebook, Gretchen stocks her perspectives on what ladies can do to empower and defend themselves within the place of work or on a school campus, what to assert while an individual makes suggestive feedback, how an employer's Human assets division would possibly not consistently be your good friend, and the way pressured arbitration clauses in paintings contracts usually serve to guard businesses instead of staff. Her groundbreaking message encourages ladies to face up and converse up in each element in their lives.
Gretchen additionally discusses why this struggle would require either men and women operating jointly to make sure that our daughters and sons can have a brighter future.
BE FIERCE is a cultural circulation and a motivating testomony to what we will be able to accomplish if we jointly choose to turn into warriors within the direction for a greater future.
The time is now. Take again your existence, your profession, and your dignity.
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A component to every one ebook sale will pass in the direction of Gretchen's present of braveness fund.

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Download Wellmania: Misadventures in the Search for Wellness by Brigid Delaney PDF

By Brigid Delaney

Cold-pressed juices, quitting sugar, Paleo, sizzling yoga, mindfulness … in the event you include this stuff you'll be satisfied, you may be good – simply ask Instagram. well being has develop into a world mega-industry. yet does any of these items really work?

Feeling exhausted, nervous and off form, journalist Brigid Delaney makes a decision to determine – utilizing herself because the guinea pig. beginning with a brutal 101-day fast,

Brigid exams issues that are supposed to make us fresh, lean and serene. traveling the realm, she attempts colonics, meditation, silent retreats, staff psychotherapy and oodles of yoga, understanding what's necessary and what's simply pricey hype.

In monasteries and future health farms, on mountaineering trails and therapeutic massage tables, she asks, why achieve this many people swing from indulgence to detox and again back? Is it attainable to combine strong conduct into your everyday life? What does our obsession with wellbeing say approximately us? And why do you scent so undesirable should you haven’t eaten in seven days?

‘Brigid Delaney is the queen of calamity and a fearless, sane consultant into the unusual center of our sleek obsessions. this may make you groan in horror up to it’ll make you chuckle out loud.’ —Benjamin Law

‘A bloody interesting learn that leaves you brooding about even if you need to do yoga and meditation or get mindlessly inebriated and depression on the country of the realm. essentially I want that I’d written it.’ —Judith Lucy

‘At final! A humorous, well-written paintings of first-person gonzo reportage bearing on all of the overall healthiness and serenity remedies you have ever been too feeble for my part to adopt. consider this ebook as an interesting semi-colonic.’ —Annabel Crabb

Brigid Delaney is a senior author for Guardian Australia. She has formerly labored as a legal professional and journalist on the Sydney Morning Herald, the Telegraph (London), ninemsn and CNN. She is the writer of 2 books: This stressed Life and Wild Things.

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Download Music and Globalization: Critical Encounters (Tracking by Bob W. White PDF

By Bob W. White

"World song" emerged as a advertisement and musical type within the Nineteen Eighties, yet in a few feel track has constantly been worldwide. during the metaphor of encounters, tune and Globalization explores the dynamics that allow or prevent cross-cultural communique via track. within the tales informed via the members, we meet recognized avid gamers resembling David Byrne, Peter Gabriel, Sting, Ry Cooder, Fela Kuti, and Gilberto Gil, but in addition lesser-known characters corresponding to the Senegalese Afro-Cuban singer Laba Sosseh and Raramuri mess around gamers from northwest Mexico. This assortment demonstrates that cautious ancient and ethnographic research of world track can convey us how globalization operates and what, if something, we as shoppers need to do with it.

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Download Route 66 in New Mexico (Images of America) by Joe Sonderman PDF

By Joe Sonderman

New Mexico is �The Land of Enchantment,� providing a desirable mix of local American, Spanish Colonial, and Western American cultures. The tourists from the East knew that they had arrived within the nice Southwest once they entered New Mexico�the cities alongside direction sixty six have been ablaze in neon, and the resorts lured tourists with Western topics, Pueblo Revival structure, and local American buying and selling posts. An experience nonetheless awaits the traveller this day who takes the time to go out I-40 and depart the franchised blandness at the back of. The neon nonetheless glints on the Blue Swallow lodge in Tucumcari, on principal road in Albuquerque, and on the El Rancho lodge in Gallup. The �Fat guy� nonetheless smiles at Joseph�s Bar and Grill in Santa Rosa. The tales at the back of these landmarks are the following, in addition to the tales at the back of institutions which are misplaced without end or slowly crumbling to airborne dirt and dust one of the tumbleweeds.

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