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Writing a Wider War presents a dramatically new interpretation of the role of Boer women in the conflict and profoundly changes how we look at the making of Afrikaner nationalism. African experiences of the war are also examined, highlighting racial subjugation in the context of colonial war and black participation, and showcasing important new research by African historians. The collection includes a reassessment of British imperialism and probing essays on J. A. Hobson; the masculinist nature of life on commando among Boer soldiers; Anglo-Jewry; secularism; health and medicine; nursing, women, and disease in the concentration camps; and the rivalry between British politicians and generals. An examination of the importance of the South African War in contemporary British political economy, and the part played by imperial propaganda, rounds off a thoroughly groundbreaking reinterpretation of this formative event in South Africa's history.
This new edition has been fully revised and updated to provide over 1,800 A-Z definitions of terms from the field of social care, concentrating on social work as a significant area within this field. Covering social work theories, methods, policies, organizations, and statutes, as well as key terms from interdisciplinary topics overlapping with health and education, this is the most up-to-date dictionary of its kind available. It also provides extended entries on specialisms such as children and families, domestic violence, and residential care, and has been extensively updated to include new legislation. Useful appendices include a glossary of acronyms and a Table of Legislation, Regulations, and Codes of Practice, cross-referenced to Dictionary entries. Entry-level bibliographies and web links provide further resources and the web links are listed and regularly updated on a dedicated companion website. Written by two leading figures in the field, and a team of eleven contributors, A Dictionary of Social Work and Social Care is a must-have for students of social work, social care, and related subjects, as well as for qualified social workers undertaking continuing professional development programmes.
Global public health has improved vastly during the past 25 years, and especially in the survival of infants and young children. However, many of these children, particularly in Africa, continue to live in poverty and in unhealthy, unsupportive environments, and will not be able to meet their developmental potential. In other words, they will survive but not thrive. The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) stress sustainable development, not just survival and disease reduction, and the Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health proposes a Survive (end preventable deaths), Thrive (ensure health and wellbeing) and Transform (expand enabling environments) agenda. For children to thrive they must make good developmental progress from birth until the end of adolescence.
Addressing the social determinants of developmental problems, this volume offers a broad, contextualised understanding of the factors that impact on children and adolescents in Africa. Unlike other works on the subject it is Africa-wide in its scope, with case studies in Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Rwanda and South Africa. Covering mental health as well as physical and social development, it looks at policies and practice, culture and priorities for research, identifying challenges and proposing solutions.
Recommended for academics, students and practitioners in psychology, including developmental psychology, child clinical psychology, developmental psychopathology, psychiatry, human ecology, and in schools of education. It will also be of interest to nurses and paediatricians, health workers and those interested in early childhood development.
“Being a refugee is not a choice. Our choice is to die at home or risk death trying to escape.” – Yusra Mardini
Yusra Mardini fled her native Syria to the Turkish coast in 2015 and boarded a small dinghy full of refugees bound for Greece. When the small and overcrowded boat’s engine cut out, it began to sink. Yusra, her sister and two others took to the water, pushing the boat for three and a half hours in open water until they eventually landed on Lesbos, saving the lives of the passengers aboard.
Butterfly is the story of that remarkable woman, whose journey started in a war-torn suburb of Damascus and took her through Europe to Berlin and from there to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Yusra Mardini is an athlete, one of People magazine’s twenty-five women changing the world, a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador and one of Time Magazine’s thirty most influential teens of 2016.
Christian Dior described him as the inspiration for the New Look. Salvador Dali called his work soft sculpture, and Virginia Woolf exclaimed, He is a genius. As George Bernard Shaw tells us, only unreasonable men change the world. This portrait of the life and times of Charles James winner of two Coty awards, and the subject of a 2014 Metropolitan Museum of Art show draws on the glamour of Europe in the 1930s, and the dazzle of New York City from the 40s through the 70s as it travels with James from his birth to privilege in England in 1906 and follows his career through his complex and turbulent relationships with exceptional women such as Elsa Schiaparelli and Eleanor Lambert, ending with his penurious death in New York s fabled Chelsea Hotel. As engrossing as a novel, as dramatic as grand opera, James s story will provoke, rivet, and inspire.
If there's one piece of invaluable advice for women and girls of all ages, it is that there is nothing more important than creating and maintaining strong, positive and happy friendships with other women. In a culture that largely pits women against each other, I want to celebrate female friendships... all strings attached!
If my 1998 diary is anything to go by, female friendships are incredibly complex and emotional but they're the mini love stories that make us who we are. For many women, friends are our partners in crime through life; they are the ones who move us into new homes, out of bad relationships, through births and illnesses.
In The F Word I've set out to explore and celebrate the essence of female friendship at different life stages and in its many wild and wonderful forms.
Rally the women in your life for a year of activism, unity, and sisterhood. THE FUTURE IS FEMALE is an inspirational call to action, pairing empowering quotes from feminist icons (I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change. I am changing the things I cannot accept. --Angela Davis) with bold illustrations that celebrate the diverse, fearless faces of feminism: women with afros, women with tattoos, women who wear headscarves, women who #resist. Includes a poster and 12 illustrated postcards to spread the word--invite a friend to a protest, or urge your representatives to support women's rights.Even better, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Girls Write Now, a nonprofit organization that mentors underserved young women and helps them find their voices through the power of writing and community.
A book that taps into the current debate around resource rentals in South Africa, and outlines practical steps that can be taken to a different tax regime.
Land rent can provide jobs for all if we just collect it instead of taxing those who create wealth or seek merely to survive. This rent, or the locational advantage of each piece of land, is owed to the community, whose grant of security of tenure enables the owner to enjoy its man-made and natural advantages. Rent has been a phenomenon since the time of the Physiocrats and Adam Smith, but its potential has been ignored and the world has got lost in an economic jungle of its own making.
This book is based on a very simple proposal: replace most taxation with collection of land and other natural resource rentals. It shows the way to the broad uplands of prosperity for all, and explains why it is time for us to talk about rent! It taps into the current debate in the media and economic and political circles around resource rentals in South Africa, and outlines practical steps that can be taken to a different tax regime. This book is highly relevant and topical, and offers much to stimulate further debate whilst offering something positive and workable.
The workers who migrate from Lesotho to the mines and cities of
neighboring South Africa have developed a rich genre of sung oral
poetry--word music--that focuses on the experiences of migrant
life. This music provides a culturally reflexive and consciously
artistic account of what it is to be a migrant or part of a
migrant's life. It reveals the relationship between these Basotho
workers and the local and South African powers that be, the
"cannibals" who live off of the workers' labor. David Coplan
presents a moving collection of material that for the first time
reveals the expressive genius of these tenacious but
This is a book about two forms of service that may appear contradictory: war-fighting and peacemaking, military service and social entrepreneurship. In 2001, Marine officer-in-training Rye Barcott cofounded a nongovernmental organization with two Kenyans in the Kibera slum of Nairobi. Their organization-Carolina for Kibera-grew to become a model of a global movement called participatory development, and Barcott continued volunteering with CFK while leading Marines in dangerous places. It Happened on the Way to War is a true story of heartbreak, courage, and the impact that small groups of committed citizens can make in the world.
TRAGEDY AND HOPE shows the years 1895-1950 as a period of transition from the world dominated by Europe in the nineteenth century to the world of three blocs in the twentieth century. With clarity, perspective, and cumulative impact, Professor Quigley examines the nature of that transition through two world wars and a worldwide economic depression. As an interpretative historian, he tries to show each event in the full complexity of its historical context. The result is a unique work, notable in several ways. It gives a picture of the world in terms of the influence of different cultures and outlooks upon each other; it shows, more completely than in any similar work, the influence of science and technology on human life; and it explains, with unprecedented clarity, how the intricate financial and commercial patterns of the West prior to 1914 influenced the development of today's world.
Now a major motion picture starring Melissa McCarthy and Richard E. Grant (with both nominated for Oscars for their acting performances), this is Lee Israel's hilarious and shocking memoir of the astonishing caper she carried on for almost two years when she forged and sold more than three hundred letters by such literary notables as Dorothy Parker, Edna Ferber, Noel Coward, and many others.
Before turning to her life of crime (running a one-woman forgery business out of a phone booth in a Greenwich Village bar and even dodging the FBI), Lee Israel had a legitimate career as an author of biographies. Her first book on Tallulah Bankhead was a New York Times bestseller, and her second, on the late journalist and reporter Dorothy Kilgallen, made a splash in the headlines. But by 1990, almost broke and desperate to hang onto her Upper West Side studio, Lee made a bold and irreversible career change: inspired by a letter she'd received once from Katharine Hepburn, and armed with her considerable skills as a researcher and celebrity biographer, she began to forge letters in the voices of literary greats.
Between 1990 and 1991, she wrote more than three hundred letters in the voices of, among others, Dorothy Parker, Louise Brooks, Edna Ferber, Lillian Hellman, and Noel Coward and sold the forgeries to memorabilia and autograph dealers.
An Introduction to Active Support: A guide to supporting children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities is based on the Person-centred active support training materials by Jim Mansell, Julie Beadle-Brown, Bev Ashman and John Ockenden first published in 2004, as well as drawing on more recent publications and on the authors experiences of implementing active support in practice. This new publication explains what active support is and why it is important, and then goes on to explain what active and meaningful engagement is and gives examples of engagement and disengagement. Finally, the four key principles of active support are explained: Every moment has potential - viewing everything that happens at home and in the community as an opportunity Little and often - supporting participation in the small parts of each opportunity with slow, quiet and obvious support Graded assistance - providing just enough of the right type to help to enable the person to take part successfully in that activity at the time Maximising choice and control - seeking opportunities for people to make more choices and take more control in when and how they will be engaged.
Designed for students who will work with families, but not necessarily continue with advanced family therapy training, An Introduction to Family Social Work, 4/e, International Edition provides a strong foundation in the concepts and skills necessary for success in the profession. The text features engaging case studies, end-of-chapter exercises, illustrations, and graphics to help students master the material.
"The Blackwell Companion to Major Contemporary Social Theorists" is
a survey of contemporary social theory that focuses on the thinkers
themselves. In original essays especially commissioned for this
volume, leading experts and practitioners examine the life and work
of 13 major theorists such as Elias, Baudrillard, Giddens, and
Between 1918 and 1933, the masses became a decisive preoccupation of European culture, fueling modernist movements in art, literature, architecture, theater, and cinema, as well as the rise of communism and fascism and experiments in radical democracy.
Spanning aesthetics, cultural studies, intellectual history, and political theory, this volume unpacks the significance of the shadow agent known as "the mass" during a critical period in European history. It follows its evolution into the preferred conceptual tool for social scientists, the ideal slogan for politicians, and the chosen image for artists and writers trying to capture a society in flux and a people in upheaval. This volume is the second installment in Stefan Jonsson's epic study of the crowd and the mass in modern Europe, building on his work in "A Brief History of the Masses," which focused on monumental artworks produced in 1789, 1889, and 1989.
"Both a comprehensive historical and theoretical overview of the concept of power, and a substantive and original contribution to debates in that literature. . .Clegg has succeeded remarkably well on both counts. First, his book is a wide-ranging and nuanced overview and critique of theories of power stretching from Hobbes to Foucault. Second, Clegg spends the last third of the book presenting an alternative conception of power that is both theoretically sophisticated and powerfully insightful. Clegg provides insightful and evocative critiques of many of the standard debates on power, although his reading of Gidden's structuration theory should be of particular interest to communication scholars." --Communication Theory "This book can be read in a variety of ways. The early chapters will serve very well as a more-than-just-a-textbook guide to the existing paradigms of power analysis, while the later sections sketch out an extremely stimulating agenda for further work. . . .Clegg has done an excellent job in bringing out the relevance of recent French work on power. . . ." --The Sociological Review "This important book reopens the debate about power in modern society. The book starts where Steven Lukes and Anthony Giddens left the controversy several years ago, but Clegg redirects the debate, by reconceptualizing power as an organizational phenomenon. Organization provides the "framework of power," and without knowledge of this framework power cannot be adequately conceptualized. As such, this book invigorates both the debates on power and the entire field of organizational studies." --Gary G. Hamilton, University of California, Davis "I have read the manuscript and find it most impressive. Using the giants of the past--Hobbes and Machiavelli--as a starting point, Clegg presents an integrated framework with the giants of the present--Giddens and Luke. In the process, Clegg makes some important original contributions to the development and use of concepts related to power." --Richard H. Hall, SUNY, Albany "An ambitious book, spanning the theoretical issues of sociology from the most micro to the most macro dimensions of analysis. Clegg's work is on the frontier of current thinking in the social sciences." --Randall Collins, University of California, Riverside "This is just what I was looking for: a thorough, balanced, and above all, readable account of the central concept of politics which takes us from Hobbes through all the major writers to Foucault. It is an admirable clear statement of the classics, and an attempt to go beyond them. It will immediately go in the 'essential reading' part of my graduate and undergraduate course lists." --Ken Newton, University of Essex "Provides a wealth of information about the modern approaches to power on a theoretical plane. It is well written and extremely well documented and provides a very useful guideline to the development of modern thinking in this area." --The Alternative Newsletter: Newsletter of the Section of Alternative Dispute Resolution Association of American Law Schools "The book not only provides an interesting and readable discussion of major texts on power in social theory, but also it provides an interesting framework for the analysis of power that deserves further attention." --Accounting Auditing and Accountability "This book should be of substantial interest to communication scholars. " --Quarterly Journal of Speech "Should be widely adopted as a teaching text: no alternative is so up-to- date, or so adept in identifying and interpreting recent developments. This is a book which has put itself at the service of the literature, and as an analysis of the literature, rather than of what the literature itself purports to analyse, it must be considered a success." --Sociology What are the different frameworks for understanding power which have been developed within the social sciences? In particular, how has classical sociological literature as well as the literature of the last decade discussed the variety of approaches to power? In Frameworks of Power, Clegg provides a comprehensive account of the different approaches to understanding power and, in the process, presents a fresh synthesis. This innovative overview opens with the classic literature on power as expressed by Machiavelli and Hobbes. Clegg then addresses more recent analyses. Included are the works of American political and social theorists, such as Robert Dahl, Peter Bacharach, Morton Baratz, and Talcott Parsons; the British sociologists, Steven Luke, Anthony Giddens and Michael Mann; the German critical theorist, J_rgen Habermas; and the increasingly important contributions of the French school, Michel Foucault, Bruno Latour and Michel Callon. Out of this discussion emerges a new model of "circuits of power," drawing on important recent advances in the sociology of science and the sociology of organizations. This approach is then applied to key questions of comparative historical sociology: the emergence of the modern state in Western Europe. The first to incorporate diverse frameworks for the analysis of power in a single volume, Frameworks of Power will be essential reading for scholars in the fields of sociology, political science, and organizational studies.
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The cloak-and-dagger secrecy of Yale University's secret society known as Skull and Bones has prompted people worldwide to attribute to it some of the most staggering conspiracies in modern history. From their nearly windowless crypt in the middle of the Yale campus, the Bonesmen, it is said, plot to dominate the world. In this widely acclaimed book, Alexandra Robbins slips through the veil of myth to investigate the truth about Skull and Bones' influence and operations.
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