By Julia Savacool

ISBN-10: 1605299383

ISBN-13: 9781605299389

American girls at the present time are confronted with a paradox: they uphold a great of beauty—long, lean, toned—that more and more bears little resemblance to fact approximately their dimension. girls around the globe are spending extra time, cash, and effort pursuing this perfect than ever sooner than. So why does the "perfect physique" stay so elusive? And why does the definition of "ideal" fluctuate so greatly among international locations and cultures?

The international Has Curves is journalist Julia Savacool's try to solution those questions. She takes readers on a global tour—from China, the place the cosmetic surgery is booming; to South Africa, the place a heavier form indications overall healthiness in a rustic ravaged via disorder; to Afghanistan, the place the burka once more reigns splendid.

Through broad reporting and intimate interviews, she bargains readers an knowing of ways physique ideals—in the United States and abroad—have emerge as inextricably associated with the economics of a tradition and the influence of globalization. From information courses to fact exhibits, from best time comedy to nationwide ads campaigns, the subject of women's our bodies and our collective judgment of the best form is ever-present. This enticing narrative is newsworthy and provocative and should boost our cultural conversation.

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ISBN-10: 1521777829

ISBN-13: 9781521777824

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bien caractéristique de l’état de certaines grandes et importantes questions spéculatives, c’est le peu de progrès
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les intelligences, les divise en écoles, en sectes guerroyant vigoureusement les unes contre les autres. Après plus de
deux mille ans les mêmes discussions continuent, les philosophes sont rangés sous les mêmes bannières, et les penseurs
et le style humain tout entier ne semblent pas plus près de s’accorder que lorsque le jeune Socrate (si le discussion de
Platon est fondé sur une dialog réelle) écoutait le vieux Protagoras et affirmait los angeles théorie de l’utilitarisme
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By Dana Y. Takagi

ISBN-10: 0813519136

ISBN-13: 9780813519135

ISBN-10: 0813519144

ISBN-13: 9780813519142

“An very good booklet. Takagi takes a truly complicated and delicate subject—racial politics—and exhibits, via a cautious research . . . that alterations within the discourse approximately Asian American admissions have facilitated a 'retreat from race' within the zone of affirmative motion. . . . This booklet will entice an viewers considerably wider than a regular educational one.”— David Karen, Bryn Mawr College

Charges by way of Asian american citizens that the head universities within the usa used quotas to restrict the enrollment of Asian-American scholars constructed into some of the most debatable public controversies in better schooling because the Bakke case. In Retreat from Race, Dana Takagi follows the debates over Asian-American admissions at Berkeley, UCLA, Brown, Stanford, Harvard, and Princeton. She explains vital advancements within the politics of race:  alterations in ethnic coalitions, reconstruction of the talk over affirmative motion, and the conservative problem to the civil rights time table of the Sixties. Takagi examines the historical past and importance of the Asian American admissions controversy on American race kin either in and out larger education.

Takagi's significant argument is that the Asian-American admissions controversy facilitated a sophisticated yet vital shift in affirmative motion coverage clear of racial personal tastes towards type personal tastes. She calls this improvement a retreat from race. Takagi means that the retreat indications not just a precise coverage shift but in addition the expanding reluctance at the a part of intellectuals, politicans, and coverage analysts to spot and deal with social difficulties as explicitly racial problems.

Moving past the collage atmosphere, Takagi explores the political value of the retreat from race by means of linking Asian-American admissions to different controversies in greater schooling and in American politics, together with the debates over political correctness and multiculturalism. In her evaluation, the retreat from race is probably going to fail at its promise of easing racial pressure and selling racial equality.

 

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By Olivier Roy

ISBN-10: 2020538342

ISBN-13: 9782020538343

ISBN-10: 2020676095

ISBN-13: 9782020676090

Aux yeux de l'opinion occidentale, l'islam renvoie souvent une picture de solidité, d'identité et de dynamisme, et il est attainable que les islamistes eux-mêmes partagent cette imaginative and prescient des choses quand ils se félicitent de los angeles réislamisation des sociétés et des individus musulmans. C'est pourtant cette point of view qu'Olivier Roy met radicalement en question.
Qu'il s'agisse de formes violentes ou modérées de réislamisation, toujours l'Occident, avec l. a. globalisation, avec l'individualisme, est au c'ur du processus. l. a. propagande sur web comme l'action politique et terroriste participent de modèles d'action et de militance typiquement occidentaux. Les ingrédients des nouvelles religiosités occidentales sont omniprésents, fussent à l'insu des acteurs islamistes : épanouissement des individus, bricolage des doctrines et des comportements sur fond d'inculture, attitudes sectaires.
Loin d'exprimer le 'choc des cultures', les tensions liées aujourd'hui à l'islam sont le syndrome de son occidentalisation mal vécue et des crises en cascades qu'il provoque.

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By Joseph E. Stiglitz

ISBN-10: 0393061221

ISBN-13: 9780393061222

ISBN-10: 0393330281

ISBN-13: 9780393330281

"A damning denunciation of items as they're, and a platform for a way we will be able to do better."—Andrew Leonard, Salon

Building at the foreign bestseller Globalization and Its Discontents, Joseph E. Stiglitz bargains right here an time table of creative ideas to our such a lot urgent monetary, social, and environmental demanding situations, with each one thought guided by means of the elemental perception that fiscal globalization keeps to outpace either the political buildings and the ethical sensitivity required to make sure a simply and sustainable global. As monetary interdependence keeps to assemble the peoples of the area right into a unmarried group, it brings with it the necessity to imagine and act globally. This trenchant, intellectually strong, and encouraging booklet is a useful step in that process.

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By Jean-François Dortier

ISBN-10: 2361060264

ISBN-13: 9782361060268

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ISBN-10: 153660996X

ISBN-13: 9781536609967

ISBN-10: 1614290385

ISBN-13: 9781614290384

In uncomplicated and easy language, Bhante Gunaratana stocks the Buddha's teachings on mindfulness and the way we will use those ideas to enhance our day-by-day lives, deepen our mindfulness, and circulation in the direction of our non secular goals.

Based at the vintage Satipatthana Sutta, essentially the most succinct but wealthy factors of meditation, Bhante's presentation is still completely glossy. The Satipatthana Sutta has develop into the root of all mindfulness meditation, and Bhante unveils it to the reader in his trademark "plain English" style.

considering the 4 Foundations of Mindfulness—mindfulness of the physique, of emotions, of the brain, and of phenomena themselves—is advised for all practitioners. novices will find The 4 Foundations of Mindfulness in undeniable English lays a powerful foundation for mindfulness perform and provides all of them they should start without delay, and previous palms will locate wealthy subtleties and insights to aid consolidate and make clear what they might have started to work out for themselves. humans at each nation of the non secular course will make the most of studying this book.

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ISBN-10: 1505458986

ISBN-13: 9781505458985

‘Beyond the Palm bushes’ starts off with the old arrival of yank loose Black Slaves in what used to be referred to as 'Grain Coast', now referred to as 'Liberia', and additional illustrates how the purchase of land started within the nation that cleared the path to the institution of the recognized 'Oil Palm Plantations Company'. 'Beyond the Palm bushes' displays the tale of a tender guy from the hinterland of Liberia whose basic ambition to marry and stay an ordinary kin existence was once negated through a sequence of misfortune. it all started at the eve he met his newly wedded spouse in mattress with one other guy. Aggrieved through this occasion, the younger guy gave up the wedding and placed the problem at the back of him. but nonetheless in lifestyles, he married one other attractive girl who produced him wonderful sons. even though, as a result of his common and lengthy absence from his village frequently with no his spouse, the younger guy sooner or later back domestic and met his spouse seriously pregnant for one more guy. upset with those destructive social situations in lifestyles, the younger guy determined to completely go away his liked village to begin a brand new existence in different places in Liberia. And with the adventure of 2 consecutive failed marriages at the back of him, the younger guy misplaced religion in all ladies and vowed by no means to maintain one as a spouse for the remainder of his ordinary existence. but if confronted with the trauma of loneliness in his new setting he made up our minds to opposite his vow. And whereas returning domestic one night from a customary behavior of consuming Bamboo Wine at a well-liked venue, the younger guy came upon a gorgeous younger girl brooding about within the conceal of darkness now not faraway from his residing unit within the plantations. keen about conventional hospitality and sympathy for strangers which immediately inspired the stranger, the younger guy and the woman immediately fell in love with one another and it seems that embarked upon a courting that resulted right into a hasty conventional marriage. yet slightly 5 years down the road, the wedding broke down whilst the younger guy exposed a bootleg affair among his spouse and the realm supervisor less than whose supervision he had labored for the previous twenty-two years. the world supervisor in worry of retribution swiftly brought on an early retirement of the younger guy as an excuse to evict him from the plantations' housing unit. within the mitigating conditions, the realm supervisor rushed to his domestic village known as 'Lopolu', to hunt juju defense and to both urge the juju males to kill the younger guy. Having misplaced his activity, his spouse and his living unit yet now not his lifestyles, the younger guy made up our minds to revenge by way of placing an finish to all juju actions in Lopolu. This aim used to be accomplished via deception and intimidation whilst the younger guy went and confiscated each cloth of juju paraphernalia from Lopolu and lower back to his new locality the place he practised the newly obtained juju talents to his personal virtue. yet this enterprise apparetly affected the livelihood of alternative humans within the oil palm plantations corporation and past. between these badly affected used to be the respected chief and founding father of the ‘the African Apostolic Faith’, a Pentecostal Spiritualist institution wtihin the plantations. And within the resulting contention among Christianity and standard trust procedure, the African Apostolic religion misplaced such a lot of its contributors to the newly self-declared juju guy which in flip, reduced the weekly consumption of the church with devasting effects.

This literature is a fiction yet has sure parts of cultural truths and practices that also carry sway.

This tale doesn't replicate the real photographs of individuals who should still undergo the particular names of its major characters; there’s no entity referred to as ‘Oil Palm Plantations corporation' in Liberia; and except the village of Nyandemoh-Lahun in Lofa County, there's no payment in Liberia often called ‘Lopolu or Freeman Town.

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