Mapping the Self
Author: Frédéric Regard
Publisher: Université de Saint-Etienne
Idols of the Tribe
Author: Harold Robert Isaacs
Publisher: Harvard University Press
âeoeA pacesetter, at the forefront in recognizing the persisting importance of âe~ethnicity as a force both in building nations and in tearing them apart,âe(tm) it is also a work of literary merit, crafted by a master wordsmith.âe So comments Lucian Pye in reflecting on this classic work in political science and sociology about group identities bending and shaping themselves under the pressure of political change. These transformations seem to have basic similarities, whether they take place in Little Rock or Kenya, Vietnam or Pakistan, Belgium or Biafra. Isaacs sorts out some fundamentals in forming group identity: the body, names, language, history of origins, religion, and nationality. These are dynamic elements that are melded together but have the possibility of creating new pluralisms. Diane Ravitch wrote in Commentary: âeoeIsaacs's survey of global pluralism is enormously helpful in broadening our perspective, and should be required reading for anyone who cares about the shape of ethnicity in America.âe
Author: Stephen Schochet
Publisher: Hollywood Stories
Just when you thought you've heard everything about Hollywood comes a totally original new book - a special blend of biography, history and lore. Hollywood Stories is packed with wild, wonderful short tales about famous stars, movies, directors and many others who have been part of the world's most fascinating, unpredictable industry! Full of funny moments and twist endings, Hollywood Stories features an amazing, icons and will keep you totally entertained!
The prophecy of Jesus the Christ unveiled at the Ending of Days.
Publisher: Chinese University Press
"Bell Yung, Sonia Ng, and Katherine Carlitz have brought forth a gem of Cantonese literature in their scintillating English translation of The Flower Princess. The text is accompanied by a substantial introduction which not only explains in clear language the musicological and dramaturgical qualities of the performance, but also situates this play on a Ming loyalist theme within the tradition of Cantonese Opera in particular and in the history of Chinese theater more generally. Nonetheless, the most memorable feature of the volume as a whole is the tragic, yet transcendent, story of the star-crossed couple. It is a tale fraught with love and loyalty, piety and pathos, one which anyone who reads will not easily forget." VICTOR H. MAIR, University of Pennsylvania "With this highly readable translation of Tong Dik Sang's most famous opera, The Flower Princess, Professor Bell Yung and his collaborators have introduced Cantonese Opera, and one of its most beloved playwrights, to the English-speaking world. By including tune titles and all staging instructions in their translation, they capture both the lyricism and performance conventions of Cantonese Opera, which are further explained in an informative introduction." CATHERINE SWATEK, The University of British Columbia THE FLOWER PRINCES (Dae Neui Fa or Dinuhua in Mandarin) has become the most renowned Cantonese Opera since its 1957 premier in Hong Kong. The opera is a serious political drama played out between the Han and non-Han following the fall of the Ming dynasty, and the plot pits romantic love against the lofty Confucian ideals of social hierarchy and moral rectitude. This is the first complete English translation of the opera, featuring text, song titles, speech types, and choreographic and stage setting. It also contains a foreword by Pak Suet Sin (Bai Xuexian), the celebrated Cantonese Opera actress who created the role of the Princess in the original production.
As an infant, James Clyde was deposited at a children’s home by his wounded, blood-soaked grandfather. As a result, he grows up under a cloud of mystery. Eleven years later when he hears about his strange past, he vows to uncover the truth. But before he can, his grandfather hands him a magical and mysterious diamond of Orchestra. With the aid of his friends, Ben and Mary Forester, James must protect the diamond from evil forces. Soon, however, their lives are in grave danger. They are being hunted by a sinister man dressed in black and his blood-thirsty army. Outnumbered, James finds he must use the power of the diamond to escape their clutches – or become another victim of their murderous quest. So begins a journey that will transport them to an alternative world where they must confront the mysterious man in black for a final, winner-takes-all battle… James Clyde and the Diamonds of Orchestra will appeal to children aged 12-15 that are fans of fantasy fiction. Colm is inspired by a number of authors, including J. K. Rowling, C. S. Lewis, Brian Keaney and Charles Dickens.James Clyde and the Diamonds of Orchestra won the Bronze award in the 9-12 year-old category of the Wishing Shelf Independent Book Awards 2012.
An anthology of twenty-three article by authors subject experts which touch every component of India's foreign policy and excusive the new tendencies on the commerciality of interests.
Let Us Java
Author: Yashavant Kanetkar
With working examples and carefully crafted exercises throughout, this book follows a simple and easy narration style, and covers every aspect of Java programming creating a deep and lasting impression on readers mind. --
Ten years ago, few libraries had business plans. Today, more and more libraries are required to write them, or they do so because business plans help clarify goals, set reasonable time frames, articulate standards, measure performance, and announce a library's successes. Chock-full of templates, worksheets, case studies, and samples from a wide variety of libraries, big and small, this how-to guide will help you create your business plan quickly and efficiently, saving you time, money, and frustration. One of the forerunners in library business plan development and a popular workshop leader, Harriman guides you through every step of the process, beginning with the whys and wherefores of writing a plan and the function of each component -- from the cover page to the appendix and everything in-between. Over 50 worksheets will help you pull your plan together, one component at a time. More than 25 sample plans from academic, public, medical, and special libraries worldwide represent best practices. What's more, all of the templates, worksheets, and samples are reproduced on a companion CD-ROM so you can get started now. This is the only reference you need to take your business plan from concept to completion efficiently, effectively, and without reinventing the wheel.
Author: Nathaniel Altman
Publisher: Adams Media
The key to erotic success lies in the palm of your hand! Hands reveal much about our sexual habits. Fingers, the shape of the hand, and line prints all say a lot about what we are like in a relationship - but especially what we are like as a lover! Sexual Palmistry explains how you can: - recognise five types of lover - find your lover's secret turn-ons and turn-offs - discover your overall sexual compatibility -...and much more!