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Death of Character: Moral Education in an Age Without Good or Evil Free ShippingFrom $33.11
"James Hunter has a talent for writing important books...With The Death of Character he has done it again."–Wilfred M. McClay, University of Tennessee. The Death of Character is a broad historical, sociological, and cultural inquiry into the moral life and moral education of young Americans based upon a huge empirical study of the children themselves. The children's thoughts and concerns-expressed here in their own words-shed a whole new light on what we can expect from moral education. Targeting new theories of education and the prominence of psychology over moral instruction, Hunter analyzes the making of a new cultural narcissism.
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The Butterfly Defect addresses the widening gap between the new systemic risks generated by globalization and their effective management. It shows how the dynamics of turbo-charged globalization has the potential and power to destabilize our societies. Drawing on the latest insights from a wide variety of disciplines, Ian Goldin and Mike Mariathasan provide practical guidance for how governments, businesses, and individuals can better manage globalization and risk. Goldin and Mariathasan demonstrate that systemic risk issues are now endemic everywhere–in supply chains, pandemics, infrastructure, ecology and climate change, economics, and politics. Unless we address these concerns, they will lead to greater protectionism, xenophobia, nationalism, and, inevitably, deglobalization, rising inequality, conflict, and slower growth. The Butterfly Defect shows that mitigating uncertainty and risk in an interconnected world is an essential task for our future.
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Gay neighborhoods, like the legendary Castro District in San Francisco and New York's Greenwich Village, have long provided sexual minorities with safe havens in an often unsafe world. But as our society increasingly accepts gays and lesbians into the mainstream, are "gayborhoods" destined to disappear? Amin Ghaziani provides an incisive look at the origins of these unique cultural enclaves, the reasons why they are changing today, and their prospects for the future. Drawing on a wealth of evidence–including census data, opinion polls, hundreds of newspaper reports from across the United States, and more than one hundred original interviews with residents in Chicago, one of the most paradigmatic cities in America–There Goes the Gayborhood? argues that political gains and societal acceptance are allowing gays and lesbians to imagine expansive possibilities for a life beyond the gayborhood. The dawn of a new post-gay era is altering the character and composition of existing enclaves across the country, but the spirit of integration can coexist alongside the celebration of differences in subtle and sometimes surprising ways.Exploring the intimate relationship between sexuality and the city, this cutting-edge book reveals how gayborhoods, like the cities that surround them, are organic and continually evolving places. Gayborhoods have nurtured sexual minorities throughout the twentieth century and, despite the unstoppable forces of flux, will remain resonant and revelatory features of urban life.
Breaking Into Baseball: Women and the National Pastime Free ShippingFrom $31.66
While baseball is traditionally perceived as a game to be played, enjoyed, and reported from a masculine perspective, it has long been beloved among women - more so than any other spectator sport. Breaking into Baseball: Women and the National Pastime upends baseball's accepted history to at last reveal just how involved women are, and have always been, in the American game. Through provocative interviews and deft research, Jean Hastings Ardell devotes a detailed chapter to each of the seven ways women participate in the game - from the stands as fans, on the field as professionals or as amateur players, behind the plate as umpires, in the front office as executives, in the press box as sportswriters and reporters, or in the shadows as Baseball Annies. From these revelatory vantage points, Ardell invites overdue appreciation for the affinity and talent women bring to baseball at all levels and shows us our national game anew.From its ancient origins in spring fertility rituals through contemporary marketing efforts geared toward an ever-increasing female fan base, baseball has always had a feminine side, and generations of women have sought - and been sought after - to participate in the sport, even when doing so meant challenging the cultural mores of their era. In that regard, women have been breaking into baseball from the very beginning. But recent decades have witnessed great strides in legitimizing women's roles on the diamond as players and umpires as well as in vital management and media roles. In her thoughtfully organized and engagingly written survey, Ardell offers a chance for sports enthusiasts and historians of both genders to better appreciate the storied and complex relationship women have so long shared with the game and to glimpse the future of women in baseball. Breaking into Baseball is augmented by twenty-four illustrations and a foreword from Ila Borders, the first woman to play more than three seasons of men's professional baseb
Femininity in Flight: A History of Flight Attendants Free ShippingFrom $48.5
"In her new chic outfit, she looks like anything but a stewardess working. But work she does. Hard, too. "And you hardly know it."" So read the text of a 1969 newspaper advertisement for Delta Airlines featuring a picture of a brightly smiling blond stewardess striding confidently down the aisle of an airplane cabin to deliver a meal.From the moment the first stewardesses took flight in 1930, flight attendants became glamorous icons of femininity. For decades, airlines hired only young, attractive, unmarried white women. They marketed passenger service aloft as an essentially feminine exercise in exuding charm, looking fabulous, and providing comfort. The actual work that flight attendants did—ensuring passenger safety, assuaging fears, serving food and drinks, all while conforming to airlines' strict rules about appearance—was supposed to appear effortless; the better that stewardesses performed by airline standards, the more hidden were their skills and labor. Yet today flight attendants are acknowledged safety experts; they have their own unions. Gone are the no-marriage rules, the mandates to retire by thirty-two. In "Femininity in Flight," Kathleen M. Barry tells the history of flight attendants, tracing the evolution of their glamorized image as ideal women and their activism as trade unionists and feminists.Barry argues that largely because their glamour obscured their labor, flight attendants unionized in the late 1940s and 1950s to demand recognition and respect as workers and self-styled professionals. In the 1960s and 1970s, flight attendants were one of the first groups to take advantage of new laws prohibiting sex discrimination. Their challenges to airlines' restrictive employment policies and exploitive marketing practices (involving skimpy uniforms and provocative slogans such as "fly me") made them high-profile critics of the cultural mystif
B-Shifter: A Firefighter's Memoir Free ShippingFrom $21.54
Brunacini makes the observation that fire departments more closely resemble cults or severely dysfunctional families than a regular workforce. He brings the reader into the closed world of fire station life and the wide range of personalities that a fire station houses.
Gristle: From Factory Farms to Food Safety (Thinking Twice about the Meat We Eat) Free ShippingFrom $17.87
Nothing will benefitAn irresistible guide to the meat you eat human health and increase the by the world's most fun and famous chances vegan. for survival of life on earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet. -Albert EinsteinWhere's the beef? In the news, that's where. More than ever before, meat is making headlines. Contamination cases are on the rise, obesity has become pandemic, and industrial livestock farming is the cause of 20 percent of all greenhouse emissions. It's no wonder that vegetarianism has moved from the fringes to the mainstream as evidence accumulates in favor of the many benefits of meatlessness.But 10 Excellent Reasons to Think Twice About Meat is not just for vegetarians, it's for everyone who wants to make informed choices about the food they consume. Multi-platinum musician Moby, one of the world's most famous vegans, brings together ten of the country's leading foodies, doctors, policy makers, business leaders, and activists to create a smart, concise guide to what you should know before you eat meat. Combining hard-hitting facts with a light touch, each chapter is studded with quotes from famous vegetarians, fun facts, and other irresistible food for thought.For the millions of Americans who are questioning the meat in their diets, this is the fun, accessible guide to setting down the sirloin and reaching for the tofu.Nothing will benefitAn irresistible guide to the meat you eat human health and increase the by the world's most fun and famous chances vegan. for survival of life on earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet. -Albert EinsteinWhere's the beef? In the news, that's where. More than ever before, meat ismaking headlines. Contamination cases are on the rise, obesity has become pandemic, and industrial livestock farming is the cause of 20 percent of all greenhouse emissions. It's no wonder that vegetarianism has move
I Wish I'd Been There by Byron HollinsheadFrom $7.75
What is the moment in history that you would like to have witnessed; and why? This is the thought-provoking question that Theodore Rabb and Byron Hollinshead posed to 20 of our finest historians. Their answers can be found in this fascinating and thoroughly readable book, which trains a lens on crucial moments of our past and brings them to vivid life. Contributors include Tom Holland, John Elliott, John Julius Norwich, Margaret MacMillan and John Keegan and with these - and other - peerless scholars as their guides, readers will be transported to the death of Alexander the Great, Christmas 800CE when Charlemagne was crowned Holy Roman Emperor, Hannibals legendary crossing of the Alps, Runnymede where King John was forced to sign Magna Carta, the Spanish Armada, the Battle of the Nile, Paris 1919, the German surrender in 1945 and the end of the First Gulf War. Imaginatively executed and vividly written, the result is a pageant of character and event that will attract and delight readers of history.About the Editors Theodore Rabb is Professor of Renaissance and Early Modern History at Princeton University and the author of many acclaimed works of history. Byron Hollinshead is president of American Historical Publications. Previously, he was president of American Heritage Publishing Company and Oxford University Press, Inc., and was publisher of MHQ : The Quarterly Journal of Military History.
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The English Civil War is one of the most hotly contested areas of EnglishHistory and John Miller is one of the experts on the period. Amid dramatic accounts of the key battles and confrontations, Miller exploreswhat triggered the initial conflict between crown and parliament and how thiswas played out in England, Scotland and Ireland in the lead-up to war. As thewar developed, personalities and innovations on the battlefield becameincreasingly important, culminating in the rise of Oliver Cromwell and theradical New Model Army. The wars changed the political, social, religious and intellectual landscape ofthe country for ever. Using a lifetime's knowledge and study on the period,John Miller brings this extraordinary turning point in British history to life.
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The how of Pooh? The Tao of who? The Tao of Pooh!?! In which it is revealed that one of the world's great Taoist masters isn't Chinese--or a venerable philosopher--but is in fact none other that that effortlessly calm, still, reflective bear. A. A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh! While Eeyore frets, and Piglet hesitates, and Rabbit calculates, and Owl pontificates, Pooh just is. And that's a clue to the secret wisdom of the Taoists.