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Adolescents in the Internet Age

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Adolescents in the Internet Age
 
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Paris Strom

The tools of communication technology have transformed socialization and education of adolescents. They are the first generation to be growing up with the Internet, cell phones, iPods, computers, electronic hand helds and satellite television. Building fr

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Coins of the World: Poland

  10/02/2012       aulauly7      0 Comments

Whether its Regency coinage from German-occupied Poland, modern-day silver coins commemorating Polands 1996 Olympians, or post-World War II bronze coins that are your fancy, the 2012 Coins of Poland digital download is one source you will be glad you have. In 2012 Coins of Poland youll find detailed descriptions, current values for multiple condition grades, actual-size illustrations, mintage and date of issue, among other important details.

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Four Contemporary Novels: Angus Wilson, Brian Moore, John Fowles, V.S. Naipaul

  10/02/2012       ShadowShriken      0 Comments

Four Contemporary Novelists offer accounts of the fiction of Angus Wilson, Brian Moore, John Fowles, and V. S. Naipaul. The author has charted the development of each writer; identified dominant themes, controlling techniques, and informing sensibility; explained what each has tried to accomplish and compare theory to practice; provided an appropriate context for appreciation and evaluation of all parts of each canon; and made qualitative discriminations.

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Imagining Virginia Woolf: An Experiment in Critical Biography

  10/02/2012       iamadda2      0 Comments

Where other works of literary criticism are absorbed with the question--How to read a book?--Imagining Virginia Woolf asks a slightly different but more intriguing one: how does one read an author? Maria DiBattista answers this by undertaking an experiment in critical biography. The subject of this work is not Virginia Woolf, the person who wrote the novels, criticism, letters, and famous diary, but a different being altogether, someone or something Maria DiBattista identifies as the figment of the author. This is the Virginia Woolf who lives intermittently in the pages of her writings and in the imagination of her readers. Drawing on Woolfs own extensive remarks on the pleasures and perils of reading, DiBattista argues that reading Woolf, in fact reading any author, involves an encounter with this imaginative figment, whose distinct, stylistic traits combine to produce that beguiling phantom--the literary personality.DiBattista reveals a writer who possessed not a single personality, but a cluster of distinct, yet complementary identities: the Sibyl of Bloomsbury, the Author, the Critic, the World Writer, and the Adventurer, the last of which, DiBattista claims, unites them all.Imagining Virginia Woolf provides an original way of reading, one that captures with variety and subtlety the personality that exists only in Woolfs works and in the minds of her readers.

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Wisdom & Withering: Wisdom & Withering

  10/02/2012       GFleft      0 Comments

A Swirling spin down the spiral of childhood and the naive years is where Wisdom and Withering? shall take you. We weigh the volume of bona fide life experience against the sheer weightlessness of innocence in this soul exploration. Join us as we float down the river on petals of the past and adorn the veneers that only children are so blessed to have. Discover what you have known since you were conceived and dig deep into what you failed to acknowledge.

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Provincializing Europe: Postcolonial Thought and Historical Difference (Revised)

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Provincializing Europe: Postcolonial Thought and Historical Difference (Revised)
 
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Dipesh Chakrabarty

First published in 2000, Dipesh Chakrabartys influential Provincializing Europe addresses the mythical figure of Europe that is often taken to be the original site of modernity in many histories of capitalist transition in non-Western countries. This imaginary Europe, Dipesh Chakrabarty argues, is built into the social sciences. The very idea of historicizing carries with it some peculiarly European assumptions about disenchanted space, secular time, and sovereignty. Measured against such mythical standards, capitalist transition in the third world has often seemed either incomplete or lacking. Provincializing Europe proposes that every case of transition to capitalism is a case of translation as well--a translation of existing worlds and their thought--categories into the categories and self-understandings of capitalist modernity. Now featuring a new preface in which Chakrabarty responds to his critics, this book globalizes European thought by exploring how it may be renewed both for and from the margins.

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The Hugh Jackman Handbook - Everything You Need to Know about Hugh Jackman

  10/02/2012       Cobra1234      0 Comments

Hugh Michael Jackman (born 12 October 1968) is an Australian actor and producer who is involved in film, musical theatre and television. Jackman has won international recognition for his roles in major films, notably as action/superhero, period and romance characters. He is well known from his role as Wolverine in the X-Men series, in addition to his leads in Kate & Leopold, Van Helsing, The Prestige, and Australia. Jackman is a singer, dancer, and actor in stage musicals, and won a Tony Award for his role in The Boy from Oz.In November 2008, Open Salon named Hugh Jackman one of the sexiest men alive. Later that same month, People magazine named Jackman Sexiest Man Alive.A three-time host of the Tony Awards, winning an Emmy for one of these appearances, Jackman also hosted the 81st Academy Awards on 22 February 2009.This book is your ultimate resource for Hugh Jackman. Here you will find the most up-to-date information, photos, and much more.In easy to read chapters, with extensive references and links to get you to know all there is to know about his Early life, Career, Personal life and Filmography right away: Law of the Land, Correlli, Blue Heelers, The Man from Snowy River (TV series), Erskineville Kings, Paperback Hero (1999 film), X-Men (film), Kate & Leopold, Someone Like You (film), Swordfish (film), X2 (film), Van Helsing (film), Van Helsing: The London Assignment, Stories of Lost Souls, Happy Feet, Flushed Away, The Prestige (film), The Fountain, Scoop (2006 film), X-Men: The Last Stand, Viva Laughlin, Deception (2008 film), Australia (2008 film), The Burning Season (2008 film), X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Real SteelContains selected content from the highest rated entries, typeset, printed and shipped, combining the advantages of up-to-date and in-depth knowledge with the convenience of printed books. A portion of the proceeds of each book will be donated to the Wikimedia Foundation to support their mission.

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Policing and Human Rights: The Meaning of Violence and Justice in the Everyday Policing of Johannesburg

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Policing and Human Rights: The Meaning of Violence and Justice in the Everyday Policing of Johannesburg
 
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Julia Hornberger

Policing and Human Rights analyses the implementation of human rights standards, tracing them from the nodal points of their production in Geneva, throughthe board rooms of national police management and training facilities, to the streets of downtown Johannesburg. This book deals with how the unprecedented influence of human rights, combined with the inability by police officers to live up to international standards, has created a range of policing and human rights vernaculars hybrid discourses that have appropriated, transmogrified and undercut human rights. Understood as an attempt by police officers, as much as by the police as a whole, to recover a position from which to act and to judge, these vernaculars reveal the compromised ways in which human rights are and are notimplemented. Tracing how, in South Africa, human rights have given rise to new forms of popular justice, informal private policing and provisional security arrangements, Policing and Human Rights delivers an importantanalysisof how the dissemination and implementation of human rights intersects with the post-colonial and post-transformation circumstances that characterise many countries in the South.

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