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Crossing Worlds

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Publisher: George Ellis
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(Book 2 of the Bhesar Trilogy--Contains some violence. May not be suitable for readers under 15 years of age.) Eugene has crossed into the Beings' world, a place of technological wonder. Together with Ruben, she seeks to return to Bhesar, but they are forced to stay at the Union of Central Province. Here, they soon discover that behind the pristine facade lies a brutal hierarchical system, one that puts the lower-ranked officers at the mercy of their superiors. And it is through this system that the Beings hope to trap Eugene and Ruben into staying at the Province forever . . . Keywords: young adult fantasy, fantasy series, romance, institute, doppelganger, parallel world, wolf, telepathy

Planetary: Crossing Worlds

Planetary: Crossing Worlds [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1401239986
Author: Warren Ellis
Publisher: DC
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Planetary: Crossing Worlds by Warren Ellis Book Resume:

Three fantastic crossovers „ all written by Warren Ellis „ are collected in one spectacular collection! This volume collects PLANETARY/THE AUTHORITY, PLANETARY/JLA, and PLANETARY/BATMAN, featuring gorgeous art by fan-favorites John Cassaday, Phil Jimenez and Jerry Ordway!

Otherwise Worlds

Otherwise Worlds [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1478012021
Author: Tiffany Lethabo King,Jenell Navarro,Andrea Smith
Publisher: Duke University Press
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Otherwise Worlds by Tiffany Lethabo King,Jenell Navarro,Andrea Smith Book Resume:

The contributors to Otherwise Worlds investigate the complex relationships between settler colonialism and anti-Blackness to explore the political possibilities that emerge from such inquiries. Pointing out that presumptions of solidarity, antagonism, or incommensurability between Black and Native communities are insufficient to understand the relationships between the groups, the volume's scholars, artists, and activists look to articulate new modes of living and organizing in the service of creating new futures. Among other topics, they examine the ontological status of Blackness and Indigeneity, possible forms of relationality between Black and Native communities, perspectives on Black and Indigenous sociality, and freeing the flesh from the constraints of violence and settler colonialism. Throughout the volume's essays, art, and interviews, the contributors carefully attend to alternative kinds of relationships between Black and Native communities that can lead toward liberation. In so doing, they critically point to the importance of Black and Indigenous conversations for formulating otherwise worlds. Contributors Maile Arvin, Marcus Briggs-Cloud, J. Kameron Carter, Ashon Crawley, Denise Ferreira da Silva, Chris Finley, Hotvlkuce Harjo, Sandra Harvey, Chad B. Infante, Tiffany Lethabo King, Jenell Navarro, Lindsay Nixon, Kimberly Robertson, Jared Sexton, Andrea Smith, Cedric Sunray, Se’mana Thompson, Frank B. Wilderson

Sonic Possible Worlds

Sonic Possible Worlds [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1623568005
Author: Salomé Voegelin
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
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Sonic Possible Worlds by Salomé Voegelin Book Resume:

Inspired by its use in literary theory, film criticism and the discourse of game design, Salomé Voegelin adapts and develops “possible world theory” in relation to sound. David K Lewis' Possible World is juxtaposed with Maurice Merleau-Ponty's life-world, to produce a meeting of the semantic and the phenomenological at the place of listening. The central tenet of Sonic Possible Worlds is that at present traditional musical compositions and contemporary sonic outputs are approached and investigated through separate and distinct critical languages and histories. As a consequence, no continuous and comparative study of the field is possible. In Sonic Possible Worlds, Voegelin proposes a new analytical framework that can access and investigate works across genres and times, enabling a comparative engagement where composers such as Henry Purcell and Nadia Boulanger encounter sound art works by Shilpa Gupta and Christina Kubisch and where the soundscape compositions of Chris Watson and Francisco López resound in the visual worlds of Louise Bourgeois.

Sonic Possible Worlds, Revised Edition

Sonic Possible Worlds, Revised Edition [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1501367641
Author: Salomé Voegelin
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
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Sonic Possible Worlds, Revised Edition by Salomé Voegelin Book Resume:

From its use in literary theory, film criticism and the discourse of games design, Salomé Voegelin expands 'possible world theory' to think the worlding of sound in music, in art and in the everyday. The modal logic of possible worlds, articulated principally via David K. Lewis and developed through Maurice Merleau-Ponty's phenomenological life-worlds, creates a view on the invisible slices of the world and reflects on how to make them count, politically and aesthetically. How to make them thinkable and accessible as the possibility of the everyday and of art: to reach a new materialist understanding from the invisible and to develop an ear for the as yet inaudible. This revised edition continues Voegelin's exploration of the sonic possibility of the world into the sonic possibility and impossibility of the body. Listening to work by Áine O'Dwyer, Hannah Silva and Jocy de Oliveira, it considers sonic possible worlds' radical power to rethink normative constructions and to fabulate a different body from its sound: Hearing the Continuum Between Plural Bodies; between humans, humanoid aliens, monsters, vampires, plants, things and anything we have no name for yet but which a sonic philosophy might start to hear and call.

The Pathwalker's Guide to the Nine Worlds

The Pathwalker's Guide to the Nine Worlds [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1458398730
Author: Raven Kaldera
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
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The Pathwalker's Guide to the Nine Worlds by Raven Kaldera Book Resume:

The Pathwalker's Guide to the Nine Worlds is the first written exploration of the ancient Norse/Germanic cosmology not by academics and mythologists, but by the experiences of northern-tradition spirit-workers astrally visiting the Cosmos of the World Tree and the Nine Worlds that surround it. Written as a travelogue and etiquette-primer for would-be worldwalkers, and centered around the author's experiences on a nine-day walking tour of the Nine Worlds, this is the first book of its kind ever published.

The Oxford Handbook of Indigenous American Literature

The Oxford Handbook of Indigenous American Literature [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0199914044
Author: James H. Cox,Daniel Heath Justice
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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The Oxford Handbook of Indigenous American Literature by James H. Cox,Daniel Heath Justice Book Resume:

Over the course of the last twenty years, Native American and Indigenous American literary studies has experienced a dramatic shift from a critical focus on identity and authenticity to the intellectual, cultural, political, historical, and tribal nation contexts from which these Indigenous literatures emerge. The Oxford Handbook of Indigenous American Literature reflects on these changes and provides a complete overview of the current state of the field. The Handbook's forty-three essays, organized into four sections, cover oral traditions, poetry, drama, non-fiction, fiction, and other forms of Indigenous American writing from the seventeenth through the twenty-first century. Part I attends to literary histories across a range of communities, providing, for example, analyses of Inuit, Chicana/o, Anishinaabe, and Métis literary practices. Part II draws on earlier disciplinary and historical contexts to focus on specific genres, as authors discuss Indigenous non-fiction, emergent trans-Indigenous autobiography, Mexicanoh and Spanish poetry, Native drama in the U.S. and Canada, and even a new Indigenous children's literature canon. The third section delves into contemporary modes of critical inquiry to expound on politics of place, comparative Indigenism, trans-Indigenism, Native rhetoric, and the power of Indigenous writing to communities of readers. A final section thoroughly explores the geographical breadth and expanded definition of Indigenous American through detailed accounts of literature from Indian Territory, the Red Atlantic, the far North, Yucatán, Amerika Samoa, and Francophone Quebec. Together, the volume is the most comprehensive and expansive critical handbook of Indigenous American literatures published to date. It is the first to fully take into account the last twenty years of recovery and scholarship, and the first to most significantly address the diverse range of texts, secondary archives, writing traditions, literary histories, geographic and political contexts, and critical discourses in the field.

Growing Up with the Country

Growing Up with the Country [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0300182287
Author: Kendra Taira Field
Publisher: Yale University Press
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Growing Up with the Country by Kendra Taira Field Book Resume:

The masterful and poignant story of three African-American families who journeyed west after emancipation, by an award-winning scholar and descendant of the migrants Following the lead of her own ancestors, Kendra Field’s epic family history chronicles the westward migration of freedom’s first generation in the fifty years after emancipation. Drawing on decades of archival research and family lore within and beyond the United States, Field traces their journey out of the South to Indian Territory, where they participated in the development of black and black Indian towns and settlements. When statehood, oil speculation, and Jim Crow segregation imperiled their lives and livelihoods, these formerly enslaved men and women again chose emigration. Some migrants launched a powerful back-to-Africa movement, while others moved on to Canada and Mexico. Their lives and choices deepen and widen the roots of the Great Migration. Interweaving black, white, and Indian histories, Field’s beautifully wrought narrative explores how ideas about race and color powerfully shaped the pursuit of freedom.

Transformable Race

Transformable Race [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0199313512
Author: Katy L. Chiles
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Transformable Race by Katy L. Chiles Book Resume:

As surprising as it might seem now, during the late eighteenth century many early Americans asked themselves, "How could a person of one race come to be another?" Racial thought at the close of the eighteenth century differed radically from that of the nineteenth century, when the concept of race as a fixed biological category would emerge. Instead, many early Americans thought that race was an exterior bodily trait, incrementally produced by environmental factors and continuously subject to change. While historians have documented aspects of eighteenth-century racial thought, Transformable Race is the first scholarly book that identifies how this thinking informs the figurative language in the literature of this crucial period. It argues that the notion of "transformable race" structured how early American texts portrayed the formation of racial identities. Examining figures such as Phillis Wheatley, Benjamin Franklin, Samson Occom, and Charles Brockden Brown, Transformable Race demonstrates how these authors used language emphasizing or questioning the potential malleability of physical features to explore the construction of racial categories.

A Taste of Israeli Life

A Taste of Israeli Life [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1664231943
Author: Carrie Taylor Goldberg
Publisher: WestBow Press
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A Taste of Israeli Life by Carrie Taylor Goldberg Book Resume:

This book takes the reader along on unique travel adventures, through touching and humorous anecdotes, with a Canadian learning to live like a local in Israel. From apartment dwellings to riding the rakevet, Hebrew language ulpan to donning an army uniform, it may form a bridge of understanding inside and outside of the Jewish community. Humbly learn from the Jewish community with me. Come, see the beauty of the Land and People of Israel through my eyes. Sample a taste of Israeli life—in peaceful moments and in the midst of rocket fire. Experience the wonder of my first time there, and explore deeper as over 18 months’ span familiar surroundings retained a unique place in my heart and soul. See – the historical landscape and meet the diverse peoples Hear – Hebrew, the sounding of the shofar, the cooing of the dove Smell – the varied fragrant incense, the sweet jasmine flower Taste – the famous falafal, milk and honey, fresh-picked fruit Touch – the waxy, bumpy Western Wall where multitudes have wept

Soul Factory

Soul Factory [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1649553498
Author: Gun GunLai
Publisher: Funstory
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Soul Factory by Gun GunLai Book Resume:

I paid a high salary and went to work as a security guard at a factory that makes auto parts. I later learned that the factory's products were not auto parts at all, but.

Kyoto Animation

Kyoto Animation [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1476600848
Author: Dani Cavallaro
Publisher: McFarland
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Kyoto Animation by Dani Cavallaro Book Resume:

Kyoto Animation, a studio with very humble beginnings, has gained recognition the world over as a uniquely inspired and inventive enterprise. This book examines Kyoto Animation’s philosophy and creative vision with close reference to its anime. It focuses on the studio’s choice of genres, themes and imagery while exploring its maintenance of high production values. The analysis highlights the studio’s commitment to the pursuit of both artistic excellence and technical experimentation—and its reliance on the imagination and expertise of in-house staff.

Race, Religion, and the Pulpit

Race, Religion, and the Pulpit [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0814340377
Author: Julia Marie Robinson
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
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Race, Religion, and the Pulpit by Julia Marie Robinson Book Resume:

During the Great Migration of African Americans from the South to the cities of the Northeast, Midwest, and West, the local black church was essential in the making and reshaping of urban areas. In Detroit, there was one church and one minister in particular that demonstrated this power of the pulpit—Second Baptist Church of Detroit (“Second,” as many members called it) and its nineteenth pastor, the Reverend Robert L. Bradby. In Race, Religion, and the Pulpit: Rev. Robert L. Bradby and the Making of Urban Detroit, author Julia Marie Robinson explores how Bradby’s church became the catalyst for economic empowerment, community building, and the formation of an urban African American working class in Detroit. Robinson begins by examining Reverend Bradby’s formative years in Ontario, Canada; his rise to prominence as a pastor and community leader at Second Baptist in Detroit; and the sociohistorical context of his work in the early years of the Great Migration. She goes on to investigate the sometimes surprising nature of relationships between Second Baptist, its members, and prominent white elites in Detroit, including Bradby’s close relationship to Ford Motor Company and Henry Ford. Finally, Robinson details Bradby’s efforts as a “race leader” and activist, roles that were tied directly to his theology. She looks at the parts the minister played in such high-profile events as the organizing of Detroit’s NAACP chapter, the Ossian Sweet trial of the mid-1920s, the Scottsboro Boys trials in the 1930s, and the controversial rise of the United Auto Workers in Detroit in the 1940s. Race, Religion, and the Pulpit presents a full and nuanced picture of Bradby’s life that has so far been missing from the scholarly record. Readers interested in the intersections of race and religion in American history, as well as anyone with ties to Detroit’s Second Baptist Church, will appreciate this thorough volume.

A Companion to African American History

A Companion to African American History [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1405137355
Author: Alton Hornsby, Jr.
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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A Companion to African American History by Alton Hornsby, Jr. Book Resume:

A Companion to African American History is a collection oforiginal and authoritative essays arranged thematically andtopically, covering a wide range of subjects from the seventeenthcentury to the present day. Analyzes the major sources and the most influential books andarticles in the field Includes discussions of globalization, region, migration,gender, class and social forces that make up the broad culturalfabric of African American history

The Black Shoals

The Black Shoals [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1478005688
Author: Tiffany Lethabo King
Publisher: Duke University Press
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The Black Shoals by Tiffany Lethabo King Book Resume:

In The Black Shoals Tiffany Lethabo King uses the shoal—an offshore geologic formation that is neither land nor sea—as metaphor, mode of critique, and methodology to theorize the encounter between Black studies and Native studies. King conceptualizes the shoal as a space where Black and Native literary traditions, politics, theory, critique, and art meet in productive, shifting, and contentious ways. These interactions, which often foreground Black and Native discourses of conquest and critiques of humanism, offer alternative insights into understanding how slavery, anti-Blackness, and Indigenous genocide structure white supremacy. Among texts and topics, King examines eighteenth-century British mappings of humanness, Nativeness, and Blackness; Black feminist depictions of Black and Native erotics; Black fungibility as a critique of discourses of labor exploitation; and Black art that rewrites conceptions of the human. In outlining the convergences and disjunctions between Black and Native thought and aesthetics, King identifies the potential to create new epistemologies, lines of critical inquiry, and creative practices.

The Saltwater Frontier

The Saltwater Frontier [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0300216696
Author: Andrew Lipman
Publisher: Yale University Press
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The Saltwater Frontier by Andrew Lipman Book Resume:

Andrew Lipman’s eye-opening first book is the previously untold story of how the ocean became a “frontier” between colonists and Indians. When the English and Dutch empires both tried to claim the same patch of coast between the Hudson River and Cape Cod, the sea itself became the arena of contact and conflict. During the violent European invasions, the region’s Algonquian-speaking Natives were navigators, boatbuilders, fishermen, pirates, and merchants who became active players in the emergence of the Atlantic World. Drawing from a wide range of English, Dutch, and archeological sources, Lipman uncovers a new geography of Native America that incorporates seawater as well as soil. Looking past Europeans’ arbitrary land boundaries, he reveals unseen links between local episodes and global events on distant shores. Lipman’s book “successfully redirects the way we look at a familiar history” (Neal Salisbury, Smith College). Extensively researched and elegantly written, this latest addition to Yale’s seventeenth-century American history list brings the early years of New England and New York vividly to life.

Black on Earth

Black on Earth [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9780820337531
Author: Kimberly N. Ruffin
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
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Black on Earth by Kimberly N. Ruffin Book Resume:

American environmental literature has relied heavily on the perspectives of European Americans, often ignoring other groups. In Black on Earth, Kimberly Ruffin expands the reach of ecocriticism by analyzing the ecological experiences, conceptions, and desires seen in African American writing. Ruffin identifies a theory of "ecological burden and beauty" in which African American authors underscore the ecological burdens of living within human hierarchies in the social order just as they explore the ecological beauty of being a part of the natural order. Blacks were ecological agents before the emergence of American nature writing, argues Ruffin, and their perspectives are critical to understanding the full scope of ecological thought. Ruffin examines African American ecological insights from the antebellum era to the twenty-first century, considering WPA slave narratives, neo-slave poetry, novels, essays, and documentary films, by such artists as Octavia Butler, Alice Walker, Henry Dumas, Percival Everett, Spike Lee, and Jayne Cortez. Identifying themes of work, slavery, religion, mythology, music, and citizenship, Black on Earth highlights the ways in which African American writers are visionary ecological artists.

Dark Work

Dark Work [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1479809942
Author: Christy Clark-Pujara
Publisher: NYU Press
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Dark Work by Christy Clark-Pujara Book Resume:

Tells the story of one state in particular whose role in the slave trade was outsized: Rhode Island Historians have written expansively about the slave economy and its vital role in early American economic life. Like their northern neighbors, Rhode Islanders bought and sold slaves and supplies that sustained plantations throughout the Americas; however, nowhere else was this business so important. During the colonial period trade with West Indian planters provided Rhode Islanders with molasses, the key ingredient for their number one export: rum. More than 60 percent of all the slave ships that left North America left from Rhode Island. During the antebellum period Rhode Islanders were the leading producers of “negro cloth,” a coarse wool-cotton material made especially for enslaved blacks in the American South. Clark-Pujara draws on the documents of the state, the business, organizational, and personal records of their enslavers, and the few first-hand accounts left by enslaved and free black Rhode Islanders to reconstruct their lived experiences. The business of slavery encouraged slaveholding, slowed emancipation and led to circumscribed black freedom. Enslaved and free black people pushed back against their bondage and the restrictions placed on their freedom. It is convenient, especially for northerners, to think of slavery as southern institution. The erasure or marginalization of the northern black experience and the centrality of the business of slavery to the northern economy allows for a dangerous fiction—that North has no history of racism to overcome. But we cannot afford such a delusion if we are to truly reconcile with our past.

Comparative Theology in the Millennial Classroom

Comparative Theology in the Millennial Classroom [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1317512502
Author: Mara Brecht,Reid B Locklin
Publisher: Routledge
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Comparative Theology in the Millennial Classroom by Mara Brecht,Reid B Locklin Book Resume:

This volume explores the twenty-first century classroom as a uniquely intergenerational space of religious disaffiliation, and questions about how our work in the classroom can be, and is being, re-imagined for the new generation. The culturally hybrid identity of Millennials shapes their engagement with religious "others" on campus and in the classroom, pushing educators of comparative theology to develop new pedagogical strategies that leverage ways of seeing and interacting with their teachers and classmates. Reflecting on religious traditions such as Islam, Judaism, African Traditional Religions, Hinduism, Christianity, and agnosticism/atheism, this volume theorizes the theological outcomes of current pedagogies and the shifting contours of comparative theological discourse.

Breaching the Colonial Contract

Breaching the Colonial Contract [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1402099444
Author: Arlo Kempf
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
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Breaching the Colonial Contract by Arlo Kempf Book Resume:

Almost a decade in, Empire remains the 21st Century's dominant mode of cultural production, and North America remains at the apex of the colonial imperative. The contributors to this volume argue that, far from being a post-colonial world, the struggle for independence of polity and culture is still alive and relevant. The book brings together relevant examples of anti-colonial discourse and struggle from across the US and Canada, providing unique perspectives on resistance, activism, scholarship and pedagogy. Anti-colonialism is an evolving framework to which this book hopes to make a unique contribution, with the range, depth and analytical approach of the chapters it contains. The emphasis on anti-colonial resistance here is significant, as it consistently reveals the personal commitment required for the undoing of domination, as well as the ways in which people can collectively pursue radical politics in their aim of bringing about social justice. The book examines a multitude of actions which could be termed anti-colonial, from student walkouts along the US/Mexico border, to interrogations of the relationship between indigenous and anti-racist struggles in North America, to analyses of the implications of anti-colonialism for community unionism as well as disability rights struggles. Chapters also look at the movement for Africentric schools in Toronto, provide an annotated and comparative look at the myriad struggles for and by the Fourth World and Fourth World nations, and analyze the creation of an anti-colonial classroom in a Montreal university. They also explore the colonial underpinnings of multicultural education in the US. With contributions from leading thinkers such as Henry Giroux, Ward Churchill, and Peter McLaren, as well as fresh perspectives from junior academics, this book provides a diverse and varied survey of anti-colonialism in the US and Canada. It will be a thought-provoking read for those working in a wide variety of disciplines, from Sociology to Politics. In daring and incisive ways, Arlo Kempf's collection further positions anti-colonialism as the necessary educational project for the colonizer and colonized within us all; it reflectively re-sets the radical education agenda, with telling historical and current instances that are used by the book's authors to move constructively forward in critical ways. John Willinsky, Stanford University, USA

Genius Super-visioned Doctor

Genius Super-visioned Doctor [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1649550855
Author: Fu Shou
Publisher: Funstory
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Genius Super-visioned Doctor by Fu Shou Book Resume:

Her mom thinks I'm poor, her mom wants me to earn fifty million in two years, a thousand-level villa, and a million level luxury car. It's because her mom doesn't want her daughter to be with her father! Fine, I swear that I will make her mother beg me to marry her daughter in the future! [I am a good man, a good doctor, a man who loves everyone, a man who blooms with flowers and an honest man ...] Why would he be afraid of not getting a good wife? "Hm?" The nurse next door was changing her clothes and molesting her! I can't just look around because I have a perspective eye! But, shouldn't I remind her that it's time for you to take a good bath ... "

McMaster Journal of Theology and Ministry: Volume 18, 2016-2017

McMaster Journal of Theology and Ministry: Volume 18, 2016-2017 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1532661088
Author: David J. Fuller
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
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McMaster Journal of Theology and Ministry: Volume 18, 2016-2017 by David J. Fuller Book Resume:

The McMaster Journal of Theology and Ministry is an electronic and print journal that seeks to provide pastors, educators, and interested lay persons with the fruits of theological, biblical, and professional studies in an accessible form. Published by McMaster Divinity College in Hamilton, Ontario, it continues the heritage of scholarly inquiry and theological dialogue represented by the College’s previous print publications: the Theological Bulletin, Theodolite, and the McMaster Journal of Theology.

Martial God of the Highest Heaven

Martial God of the Highest Heaven [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 164920678X
Author: Mei Shi
Publisher: Funstory
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Martial God of the Highest Heaven by Mei Shi Book Resume:

Wu Di, a servant of the Seven Stars Sect's medicine garden, had average innate talent and lowly status. However, he was obsessed with cultivation and refused to give up. Under the assistance of the God Nong Cauldron's spirit, he eventually became an endless legend ...

Shen Wu Great Emperor

Shen Wu Great Emperor [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1647620546
Author: Zhi ShouHuaBeiFeng
Publisher: Funstory
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Shen Wu Great Emperor by Zhi ShouHuaBeiFeng Book Resume:

Thirty thousand years ago, the once prosperous Divine Martial Empire collapsed in a single night, causing its destiny to collapse. Countless dukes contended, with myriad kingdoms vying for supremacy. It was called the post-Divine Martial Era. 30,000 years later, the youngest Star Lord in the history of the Divine Martial Realm, Chu Mubai, was reincarnated in the turbulent post-Divine Martial Realm. Thus, the wheel of fate began to spin, about to go berserk!

Heaven-slaughtering Sovereign

Heaven-slaughtering Sovereign [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1649489056
Author: Qi LianXue
Publisher: Funstory
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Heaven-slaughtering Sovereign by Qi LianXue Book Resume:

The mysterious youth had a slim chance of survival. Killing the black dragon, forming a spirit monkey, eating the spirit fruit by mistake, all of this greatly increased his strength. From then on, he would tread on a path that defied the heavens! Since there is no path to heaven and earth, I shall kill the heavens and destroy the earth, and restore the true face of the world ... Immortals and Buddha are merciless. If I were to continue on the path of ruthlessness, I will not take the normal path. I will destroy the Heavenly Dreams in the Sacred Diagram ...

Heveanly Wasteland Divine Emperor

Heveanly Wasteland Divine Emperor [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 164884653X
Author: Pi Pa
Publisher: Funstory
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Heveanly Wasteland Divine Emperor by Pi Pa Book Resume:

Possessing a divine artifact, spirit beast taming, Zhan Cangtian, War God Demons, and even watching a youngster walk out of a wasteland to create his own legend ... 

The Long Cosmos

The Long Cosmos [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1448167655
Author: Terry Pratchett,Stephen Baxter
Publisher: Random House
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The Long Cosmos by Terry Pratchett,Stephen Baxter Book Resume:

From acclaimed authors Terry Prattchet and Stephen Baxter comes the last novel in the bestselling Long Earth series. 2070-71. Nearly six decades after Step Day and in the Long Earth, the new Next post-human society continues to evolve. For Joshua Valienté, now in his late sixties, it is time to take one last solo journey into the High Meggers: an adventure that turns into a disaster. Alone and facing death, his only hope of salvation lies with a group of trolls. But as Joshua confronts his mortality, the Long Earth receives a signal from the stars. A signal that is picked up by radio astronomers but also in more abstract ways – by the trolls and by the Great Traversers. Its message is simple but its implications are enormous: JOIN US. The super-smart Next realise that the Message contains instructions on how to develop an immense artificial intelligence but to build it they have to seek help from throughout the industrious worlds of mankind. Bit by bit, byte by byte, they assemble a computer the size of a continent – a device that will alter the Long Earth’s place within the cosmos and reveal the ultimate, life-affirming goal of those who sent the Message. Its impact will be felt by and resonate with all – mankind and other species, young and old, communities and individuals – who inhabit the Long Earths...

Undercurrents of Power

Undercurrents of Power [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0812294785
Author: Kevin Dawson
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
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Undercurrents of Power by Kevin Dawson Book Resume:

Long before the rise of New World slavery, West Africans were adept swimmers, divers, canoe makers, and canoeists. They lived along riverbanks, near lakes, or close to the ocean. In those waterways, they became proficient in diverse maritime skills, while incorporating water and aquatics into spiritual understandings of the world. Transported to the Americas, slaves carried with them these West African skills and cultural values. Indeed, according to Kevin Dawson's examination of water culture in the African diaspora, the aquatic abilities of people of African descent often surpassed those of Europeans and their descendants from the age of discovery until well into the nineteenth century. As Dawson argues, histories of slavery have largely chronicled the fields of the New World, whether tobacco, sugar, indigo, rice, or cotton. However, most plantations were located near waterways to facilitate the transportation of goods to market, and large numbers of agricultural slaves had ready access to water in which to sustain their abilities and interests. Swimming and canoeing provided respite from the monotony of agricultural bondage and brief moments of bodily privacy. In some instances, enslaved laborers exchanged their aquatic expertise for unique privileges, including wages, opportunities to work free of direct white supervision, and even in rare circumstances, freedom. Dawson builds his analysis around a discussion of African traditions and the ways in which similar traditions—swimming, diving, boat making, even surfing—emerged within African diasporic communities. Undercurrents of Power not only chronicles the experiences of enslaved maritime workers, but also traverses the waters of the Atlantic repeatedly to trace and untangle cultural and social traditions.

Trilogies as Cultural Analysis

Trilogies as Cultural Analysis [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1527519112
Author: Gregory Stephens
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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Trilogies as Cultural Analysis by Gregory Stephens Book Resume:

This book offers a “big picture” view of three universal themes, as seen in literary representations: sea-crossing tales, human-animal relations, and (late) father-son relationships. Seen in triptych, these writings demonstrate how passing between worlds and across cultures has become the normative human condition. Authors analyzed within a hemispheric and post-national frame include works by Ernest Hemingway, J.M. Coetzee’s late Jesus novels, and Esmeralda Santiago’s When I Was Puerto Rican. Fusing literary criticism, communication studies, and literary nonfiction within a writing studies framework, Trilogies argues for the inclusion in our writing of personal, institutional, and disciplinary perspectives. The book invites readers to re-imagine writing and communication styles. How can we envision and communicate the representations of between-world experiences that are all around us? What kinds of writing and communication styles can travel beyond our “bubbles,” engage General Education students, and gain a hearing in the public sphere?


Resist [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0992145848
Author: Anne-Rae Vasquez
Publisher: AR Publishing
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Resist by Anne-Rae Vasquez Book Resume:

In a fight to save human kind from obliteration, Harry and Cristal continue to battle against supernatural dark forces. However, the supposed angel forces have given up on mankind leaving Harry and Cristal in a terrifying dilemma. If the end is now, can online gamers save the world? Harry Doubt thinks so. For readers who have a twisted delight in books with an "End of Times / Armageddon" theme and are fans of paranormal mystery thrillersl (Rated PG: Mild swearing and violence) In book 2 of the award winning Among Us Trilogy, Truth Seekers Harry and Cristal have to maneuver both earth and the spiritual world. In a fight to save human kind from obliteration, they must seek to uncover more details behind Global Nation's involvement and research involving their parents and other missing loved ones. Not only must they battle against the dark forces, the supposed angel forces have given up on saving mankind from itself leaving Harry and Cristal in a terrifying dilemma. Can online gamers save the world? Harry Doubt thinks so. Gold winner Readers' Favorite Book Awards - Among Us Trilogy The Among Us Trilogy ties in different supernatural religious beliefs of God, Heaven, Purgatory and Hell, angels and demons apocalypse, spirituality and fantasy by mixing themes from shows like Fringe and Supernatural to create an end of the world religious paranormal mystery thriller.

Searching for community

Searching for community [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1847423256
Author: Brent, Jeremy
Publisher: Policy Press
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Searching for community by Brent, Jeremy Book Resume:

At a time when politicians place increasing importance on the role of 'community' in overcoming social problems, 'Searching for community' asks the vital question 'what is community, anyway?'. Is it an answer to social problems or an illusion to be dismissed? This insightful book is written from the perspective of the late Jeremy Brent's thirty year involvement as a youth worker in Southmead, a housing estate in Bristol and a place where discourses of community run strong. Searching for community presents a variety of perspectives to challenge the ways in which areas of poverty and disrepute are represented. It examines ways to understand and engage with the troublesome concept of 'community', vividly describing the collective actions of young people and adults to show the way community is enacted as a combination of dreams, actions and materiality. Providing a unique mix of practical knowledge and a sophisticated analysis of popular, professional and theoretical ideas of community, Searching for community makes uneasy reading for those looking for simplistic solutions to issues including youth crime, social marginalisation and community empowerment. This accessible book is a must-read for students and practitioners in the fields of community development, sociology and youth work who wish to get beyond the rhetoric and engage with the complexities of discourses of community.

On Slavery's Border

On Slavery's Border [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9780820337364
Author: Diane Mutti Burke
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
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On Slavery's Border by Diane Mutti Burke Book Resume:

On Slavery’s Border is a bottom-up examination of how slavery and slaveholding were influenced by both the geography and the scale of the slaveholding enterprise. Missouri’s strategic access to important waterways made it a key site at the periphery of the Atlantic world. By the time of statehood in 1821, people were moving there in large numbers, especially from the upper South, hoping to replicate the slave society they’d left behind. Diane Mutti Burke focuses on the Missouri counties located along the Mississippi and Missouri rivers to investigate small-scale slavery at the level of the household and neighborhood. She examines such topics as small slaveholders’ child-rearing and fiscal strategies, the economics of slavery, relations between slaves and owners, the challenges faced by slave families, sociability among enslaved and free Missourians within rural neighborhoods, and the disintegration of slavery during the Civil War. Mutti Burke argues that economic and social factors gave Missouri slavery an especially intimate quality. Owners directly oversaw their slaves and lived in close proximity with them, sometimes in the same building. White Missourians believed this made for a milder version of bondage. Some slaves, who expressed fear of being sold further south, seemed to agree. Mutti Burke reveals, however, that while small slaveholding created some advantages for slaves, it also made them more vulnerable to abuse and interference in their personal lives. In a region with easy access to the free states, the perception that slavery was threatened spawned white anxiety, which frequently led to violent reassertions of supremacy.

The Space Between Worlds

The Space Between Worlds [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0593135067
Author: Micaiah Johnson
Publisher: Del Rey
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The Space Between Worlds by Micaiah Johnson Book Resume:

NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW EDITORS’ CHOICE • An outsider who can travel between worlds discovers a secret that threatens the very fabric of the multiverse in this stunning debut, a powerful examination of identity, privilege, and belonging. WINNER OF THE COMPTON CROOK AWARD • FINALIST FOR THE LOCUS AWARD • “Gorgeous writing, mind-bending world-building, razor-sharp social commentary, and a main character who demands your attention—and your allegiance.”—Rob Hart, author of The Warehouse NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR • Library Journal • Book Riot Multiverse travel is finally possible, but there’s just one catch: No one can visit a world where their counterpart is still alive. Enter Cara, whose parallel selves happen to be exceptionally good at dying—from disease, turf wars, or vendettas they couldn’t outrun. Cara’s life has been cut short on 372 worlds in total. On this dystopian Earth, however, Cara has survived. Identified as an outlier and therefore a perfect candidate for multiverse travel, Cara is plucked from the dirt of the wastelands. Now what once made her marginalized has finally become an unexpected source of power. She has a nice apartment on the lower levels of the wealthy and walled-off Wiley City. She works—and shamelessly flirts—with her enticing yet aloof handler, Dell, as the two women collect off-world data for the Eldridge Institute. She even occasionally leaves the city to visit her family in the wastes, though she struggles to feel at home in either place. So long as she can keep her head down and avoid trouble, Cara is on a sure path to citizenship and security. But trouble finds Cara when one of her eight remaining doppelgängers dies under mysterious circumstances, plunging her into a new world with an old secret. What she discovers will connect her past and her future in ways she could have never imagined—and reveal her own role in a plot that endangers not just her world but the entire multiverse. “Clever characters, surprise twists, plenty of action, and a plot that highlights social and racial inequities in astute prose.”—Library Journal (starred review)

Devil Path

Devil Path [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1648573258
Author: , Zhenyinfang
Publisher: Funstory
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Devil Path by , Zhenyinfang Book Resume:

Liu Zichen, a vagrant youth, was raised by an old beggar. He didn't know his background. With the growth of his age, his talent gradually awakened, but the old beggar who raised him suddenly disappeared. Liu Zichen relied on his talent to communicate with Yin and Yang for two times, exchanging information for others to earn money. But one day, he was asked to investigate with Chuangjia group Liu Zichen finds that the murderer's technique of this bizarre murder seems not to be human's, and then gradually involves a series of conspiracies and calculations. In the more in-depth investigation, he finds that someone tries to open the way between human and another interface to destroy the world, so he has to face the struggle to protect the whole interface.

Galaxy Legend Short Stories Vol.6

Galaxy Legend Short Stories Vol.6 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: William Tenn et al.
Publisher: VM eBooks
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Galaxy Legend Short Stories Vol.6 by William Tenn et al. Book Resume:

Galaxy Science Fiction was an American digest-size science fiction magazine, published from 1950 to 1980. It was founded by an Italian company, World Editions, which was looking to break into the American market. World Editions hired as editor H. L. Gold, who rapidly made Galaxy the leading science fiction (sf) magazine of its time, focusing on stories about social issues rather than technology. Gold published many notable stories during his tenure, including Ray Bradbury's "The Fireman", later expanded as Fahrenheit 451; Robert A. Heinlein's The Puppet Masters; and Alfred Bester's The Demolished Man. In 1952, the magazine was acquired by Robert Guinn, its printer. By the late 1950s, Frederik Pohl was helping Gold with most aspects of the magazine's production. When Gold's health worsened, Pohl took over as editor, starting officially at the end of 1961, though he had been doing the majority of the production work for some time. Under Pohl Galaxy had continued success, regularly publishing fiction by writers such as Cordwainer Smith, Jack Vance, Harlan Ellison, and Robert Silverberg. However, Pohl never won the annual Hugo Award for his stewardship of Galaxy, winning three Hugos instead for its sister magazine, If. In 1969 Guinn sold Galaxy to Universal Publishing and Distribution Corporation (UPD) and Pohl resigned, to be replaced by Ejler Jakobsson. Under Jakobsson the magazine declined in quality. It recovered under James Baen, who took over in mid-1974, but when he left at the end of 1977 the deterioration resumed, and there were financial problems—writers were not paid on time and the schedule became erratic. By the end of the 1970s the gaps between issues were lengthening, and the title was finally sold to Galileo publisher Vincent McCaffrey, who brought out only a single issue in 1980. A brief revival as a semi-professional magazine followed in 1994, edited by H. L. Gold's son, E. J. Gold; this lasted for eight bimonthly issues. At its peak, Galaxy greatly influenced the science fiction field. It was regarded as one of the leading sf magazines almost from the start, and its influence did not wane until Pohl's departure in 1969. Gold brought a "sophisticated intellectual subtlety" to magazine science fiction according to Pohl, who added that "after Galaxy it was impossible to go on being naive." SF historian David Kyle agrees, commenting that "of all the editors in and out of the post-war scene, the most influential beyond any doubt was H. L. Gold". Kyle suggests that the new direction Gold set "inevitably" led to the experimental New Wave, the defining science fiction literary movement of the 1960s.

On Earth, As It Is: A Kingdom Fantasy Novel

On Earth, As It Is: A Kingdom Fantasy Novel [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1684702046
Author: Jim Doran
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
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On Earth, As It Is: A Kingdom Fantasy Novel by Jim Doran Book Resume:

Although Harold Tray and Sondra Saturn fell in love in the fairytale realm of Kingdom, they never officially met. Sondra, while in a coma on earth, silently observed Harold’s adventures in Kingdom as he reunited five long-lost sisters. The sisters, best known on earth as princesses, ascended to become queens while Harold returned home. And they all lived happily ever after—or did they? Three years later while Harold and Sondra struggle to establish a lasting romance, a friend from Kingdom travels to earth to tell Harold that someone has abducted the realm’s five queens. Harold assumes he will travel to the world of elves and dragons, but the messenger has a different idea—one in which earth itself will play a vital role. In this whimsical fantasy tale, Harold, Sondra and other characters set out on a new adventure spanning not only one, but two, worlds.

The Magic in this Other World is Too Far Behind! Volume 1

The Magic in this Other World is Too Far Behind! Volume 1 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 171832300X
Author: Gamei Hitsuji
Publisher: J-Novel Club
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The Magic in this Other World is Too Far Behind! Volume 1 by Gamei Hitsuji Book Resume:

Suimei and two of his best friends find themselves mysteriously summoned to another world. There's a cute princess, magic galore, a Demon Lord that needs to be defeated, and a world that needs to be saved--the works! Too bad Suimei isn't interested. His friends are all too ready to play the parts of heroes, but Suimei just wants to get home. He has an advantage as a magician... but he's in for a rude awakening when he finds out what actually passes for magic in these parts.

Trinity Sight

Trinity Sight [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 153855674X
Author: Jennifer Givhan
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
File Size: 1898 KB
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Read Count: 361041


Trinity Sight by Jennifer Givhan Book Resume:

Winner of the 2020 Southwest Book Award “Our people are survivors,” Calliope’s great-grandmother once told her of their Puebloan roots—could Bisabuela’s ancient myths be true? Anthropologist Calliope Santiago awakens to find herself in a strange and sinister wasteland, a shadow of the New Mexico she knew. Empty vehicles litter the road. Everyone has disappeared—or almost everyone. Calliope, heavy-bellied with the twins she carries inside her, must make her way across this dangerous landscape with a group of fellow survivors, confronting violent inhabitants, in search of answers. Long-dead volcanoes erupt, the ground rattles and splits, and monsters come to ominous life. The impossible suddenly real, Calliope will be forced to reconcile the geological record with the heritage she once denied if she wants to survive and deliver her unborn babies into this uncertain new world. Rooted in indigenous oral-history traditions and contemporary apocalypse fiction, Trinity Sight asks readers to consider science versus faith and personal identity versus ancestral connection. Lyrically written and utterly original, Trinity Sight brings readers to the precipice of the end-of-times and the hope for redemption.


Surface [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 022611483X
Author: Giuliana Bruno
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
File Size: 329 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 4603763


Surface by Giuliana Bruno Book Resume:

What is the place of materiality—the expression or condition of physical substance—in our visual age of rapidly changing materials and media? How is it fashioned in the arts or manifested in virtual forms? In Surface, cultural critic and theorist Giuliana Bruno deftly explores these questions, seeking to understand materiality in the contemporary world. Arguing that materiality is not a question of the materials themselves but rather the substance of material relations, Bruno investigates the space of those relations, examining how they appear on the surface of different media—on film and video screens, in gallery installations, or on the skins of buildings and people. The object of visual studies, she contends, goes well beyond the image and engages the surface as a place of contact between people and art objects. As Bruno threads through these surface encounters, she unveils the fabrics of the visual—the textural qualities of works of art, whether manifested on canvas, wall, or screen. Illuminating the modern surface condition, she notes how façades are becoming virtual screens and the art of projection is reinvented on gallery walls. She traverses the light spaces of artists Robert Irwin, James Turrell, Tacita Dean, and Anthony McCall; touches on the textured surfaces of Isaac Julien’s and Wong Kar-wai’s filmic screens; and travels across the surface materiality in the architectural practices of Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Herzog & de Meuron to the art of Doris Salcedo and Rachel Whiteread, where the surface tension of media becomes concrete. In performing these critical operations on the surface, she articulates it as a site in which different forms of mediation, memory, and transformation can take place. Surveying object relations across art, architecture, fashion, design, film, and new media, Surface is a magisterial account of contemporary visual culture.

Native Diasporas

Native Diasporas [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0803255292
Author: Gregory D. Smithers,Brooke N. Newman
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
File Size: 452 KB
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Read Count: 9931278


Native Diasporas by Gregory D. Smithers,Brooke N. Newman Book Resume:

The arrival of European settlers in the Americas disrupted indigenous lifeways, and the effects of colonialism shattered Native communities. Forced migration and human trafficking created a diaspora of cultures, languages, and people. Gregory D. Smithers and Brooke N. Newman have gathered the work of leading scholars, including Bill Anthes, Duane Champagne, Daniel Cobb, Donald Fixico, and Joy Porter, among others, in examining an expansive range of Native peoples and the extent of their influences through reaggregation. These diverse and wide-ranging essays uncover indigenous understandings of self-identification, community, and culture through the speeches, cultural products, intimate relations, and political and legal practices of Native peoples. ¾Native Diasporas explores how indigenous peoples forged a sense of identity and community amid the changes wrought by European colonialism in the Caribbean, the Pacific Islands, and the mainland Americas from the seventeenth through the twentieth century. Broad in scope and groundbreaking in the topics it explores, this volume presents fresh insights from scholars devoted to understanding Native American identity in meaningful and methodologically innovative ways. ¾