Profane: Sacrilegious Expression in a Multicultural Age by Christopher S. Grenda, Visit Amazon's Chris Beneke Page,

By Christopher S. Grenda, Visit Amazon's Chris Beneke Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, Chris Beneke, , David Nash

people were uttering profane phrases and incurring the implications for millennia. yet modern events—from the violence in 2006 that Danish newspaper cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed to the 2012 furor over the Innocence of Muslims video—indicate that controversy touching on blasphemy has reemerged in explosive transnational shape. In an age while digital media transmit offense as speedily as profane photos and texts might be produced, blasphemy is bracingly suitable again.

during this quantity, a special solid of overseas students examines the profound problems blasphemy increases for contemporary societies. individuals learn how the sacred is shaped and maintained, how sacrilegious expression is conceived and controlled, and the way the ensuing conflicts face up to effortless adjudication. Their reports variety throughout artwork, background, politics, legislations, literature, and theology. end result of the international nature of the matter, the volume’s strategy is comparative, interpreting blasphemy throughout cultural and geopolitical boundaries.

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Early Childhood Education: History, Philosophy and by Cathy Nutbrown

By Cathy Nutbrown

This available creation to the background of early formative years schooling emphasises the function of historical past and philosophy in early formative years perform this day. Firmly grounded in present coverage from around the united kingdom, the textual content incorporates a sequence of imagined conversations with key figures and pioneers, which exemplify numerous philosophical positions in early formative years. This moment variation has been absolutely up-to-date and revised in keeping with contemporary coverage adjustments, and comprises new and up-to-date biographies of key pioneers in addition to 3 fresh conversations with historic figures.


The publication comes in handy for a number scholars of Early early life schooling or background of schooling, from first yr undergraduates to PhD scholars. it is going to even be particularly worthwhile to Early Years trainee academics, practitioners and coverage makers.

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International Institutions and National Policies by Xinyuan Dai

By Xinyuan Dai

The proliferation of overseas associations and their impression has develop into a significant factor in diplomacy. Why do nations conform to overseas agreements and the way do foreign associations impression nationwide rules? such a lot theories specialise in the level to which foreign associations can wield 'carrots and sticks' without delay of their kin with states. Xinyuan Dai provides an alternate framework during which they effect nationwide regulations in a roundabout way by using non-state actors (NGOs, social events) and empowering family constituencies. during this manner, even vulnerable overseas associations that lack 'carrots and sticks' can have robust results on states. Supported through empirical experiences of environmental politics, human rights and monetary and safety matters, this publication sheds clean mild on how and why overseas associations topic. it will likely be of curiosity to scholars, students and policymakers in either diplomacy and overseas legislations.

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Levelling the Playing Field: The Idea of Equal Opportunity by Andrew Mason

By Andrew Mason

"Equality of chance for all" is a very good piece of political rhetoric however the perfect that lies at the back of it truly is slippery to assert the least. This ebook defends a specific account of the proper and its position in a extra radical model of what it's to point the enjoying field.

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Listening In: The Secret White House Recordings of John F. by Ted Widmer, Caroline Kennedy

By Ted Widmer, Caroline Kennedy

To mark John F. Kennedy's centennial, have fun the existence and legacy of the thirty fifth President of the United States.

In July 1962, with the intention to defend a correct list of Presidential decision-making in a hugely charged surroundings of conflicting viewpoints, concepts and strategies, John F. Kennedy put in hidden recording platforms within the Oval workplace and within the cupboard Room. the result's a necessary historic archive comprising a few 265 hours of taped fabric. JFK was once elected president while Civil Rights tensions have been close to the boiling aspect, and americans feared a nuclear warfare. faced with complicated dilemmas necessitating fast and unparalleled motion, President Kennedy engaged in excessive dialogue and debate along with his cupboard participants and different advisors. Now, along side the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy presidency, the toilet F. Kennedy Library and historian Ted Widmer have rigorously chosen the main compelling and critical of those extraordinary recordings for unencumber, totally restored and re-mastered onto 75-minute CDs for the 1st time. Listening In represents a uniquely unscripted, insider account of a president and his cupboard grappling with the day by day company of the White condo and guiding the kingdom via a unsafe period of uncertainty.

Accompanied through widely annotated transcripts of the recordings, and with a foreword by means of Caroline Kennedy, Listening In grants the tale in the back of the tale within the unguarded phrases and voices of the decision-makers themselves. Listening In covers watershed occasions, together with the Cuban Missile obstacle, the gap Race, Vietnam, and the fingers race, and provides attention-grabbing glimpses into the highbrow technique of a circumspect president and his exceptional, eclectic mind belief.

Just because the designated imaginative and prescient of President John F. Kennedy maintains to resonate part a century after his stirring speeches and ambitious coverage judgements, the documentary candor of Listening In imparts a brilliant, breathtaking immediacy that would considerably extend our realizing of his time in workplace.

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Politics: Observations and Arguments, 1966-2004 by Hendrik Hertzberg

By Hendrik Hertzberg

The following finally are Hendrik Hertzberg’s most important, hilarious, and devastating dispatches from the yankee scene he has chronicled for 4 many years with an uncanny combination of ethical seriousness, excessive spirits, and excellent rhetorical pitch. prepared thematically, each one part includes the best, so much illuminating items from his physique of labor and starts off with a brand new piece of writing that frames the topic to hand. A journey of the defining moments of yankee existence from the mid-’60s to the mid- ’00s, Politics is instantly the tale of yank existence from LBJ to GWB and a testomony to the facility of the written note.

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The Book of Fallacies: From Unfinished Papers of Jeremy by Jeremy Bentham

By Jeremy Bentham

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The substance of this treatise, drawn up from the main unfinished of all Mr. Bentham's Manuscripts, has already been released in French by way of M. Dumont; and contemplating the very large diffusion of that tongue, the current paintings, yet for one attention, may appear virtually superfluous.

The unique papers include many functions of the writers ideas to British associations and British pursuits; which, with a purpose to continental movement, were judiciously passed over by way of M. Dumont.

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Schooling the New South: Pedagogy, Self, and Society in by James L. Leloudis

By James L. Leloudis

Schooling the recent South deftly combines social and political heritage, gender reviews, and African American historical past right into a tale of academic reform. James Leloudis recreates North Carolina's school rooms as they existed on the flip of the century and explores the wide-ranging social and mental implications of the transition from out of date universal colleges to fashionable graded faculties. He argues that this serious swap in equipment of guide either mirrored and guided the transformation of the yank South. in accordance with Leloudis, architects of the recent South embraced the general public institution as an establishment in a position to home improvement their global in response to the foundations of loose exertions and industry trade. by way of changing behavior of studying, they was hoping to instill in scholars a imaginative and prescient of lifestyles that valued person ambition and firm above the established family members of family members, church, and group. Their efforts ultimately created either a social and a pedagogical revolution, says Leloudis. Public colleges grew to become what they're today--the fundamental establishment accountable for the socialization of kids and accordingly the important battleground for society's conflicts over race, category, and gender. Southern History/Education/North Carolina

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After the globe, before the world by RBJ Walker

By RBJ Walker

This e-book explores the results of claims that the main demanding political difficulties of our time convey an pressing have to reimagine the place and hence what we take politics to be. It does so via interpreting the connection among smooth types of politics (centred concurrently inside person matters, sovereign states and a global approach of states) and the (natural, God-given or premodern) global that has been excluded which will build sleek sorts of political subjectivity and sovereign authority. It argues that the ubiquitous probability of a global outdoors the foreign either sustains the structuring of family members among inclusion and exclusion in the smooth internationalized political order and generates wants for get away from this order to a politics encompassing a novel humanity, cosmopolis, globe or planet which are doomed to unhappiness. in this foundation, the ebook develops a critique of winning traditions of either political concept and theories of diplomacy. It specially examines what it could possibly now suggest to contemplate sovereignties, subjectivities, limitations, borders and bounds with out immediately reproducing types of inclusion and exclusion, or universality and particularity, expressed within the converging yet finally contradictory dating among diplomacy and international politics.

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Reasoning and Choice: Explorations in Political Psychology by Paul M. Sniderman

By Paul M. Sniderman

Drawing on a large number of knowledge units and construction on analyses performed over greater than a decade, Reasoning and selection deals an enormous new theoretical rationalization of ways usual voters work out what they want and oppose politically. Reacting opposed to the traditional knowledge, which stresses how little realization most people will pay to political concerns and the inability of consistency of their political beliefs, the reports provided during this e-book redirect consciousness to the approaches of reasoning that may be discerned while individuals are faced with offerings approximately political concerns. those reviews show that normal everyone is in reality in a position to reasoning dependably approximately political concerns by means of judgmental heuristics, whether they've got just a constrained wisdom of politics and of particular concerns. a big aspect is that either the well-educated and the less-educated use heuristics in political reasoning, yet that the well-educated are inclined to hire assorted heuristics and have in mind extra components of their attention of concerns.

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