By Julia Savacool
The international Has Curves is journalist Julia Savacool's try and resolution those questions. She takes readers on a global tour—from China, the place the cosmetic surgery is booming; to South Africa, the place a heavier form signs wellbeing and fitness in a rustic ravaged through ailment; to Afghanistan, the place the burka once more reigns ultimate.
Through large reporting and intimate interviews, she deals readers an realizing of the way physique ideals—in the United States and abroad—have grow to be inextricably associated with the economics of a tradition and the impression of globalization. From information courses to fact exhibits, from leading time comedy to nationwide advertisements campaigns, the subject of women's our bodies and our collective judgment of the ideal form is ever-present. This attractive narrative is newsworthy and provocative and should increase our cultural conversation.
By The Mission Collective,M Ryan Hess
By Judy Petsonk,Jim Remsen
The Intermarriage Handbook is a complete, immensely sensible self-help e-book for interfaith undefined. Judy Petsonk and Jim Remsen interviewed enormous quantities of specialists: psychologists, kin therapist, sociologists, non secular leaders--and specifically the themselves. they found that the cultural variations among Christians and Jews are as significiant as their spiritual upbringings. whether husband and spouse are usually not training a religion, they are feeling the tension of being in an interfaith relationship.
Filled with true-life anecdotes and helpful step by step feedback for a dating at any degree, The Intermarriage Handbook is a ebook that can flip to back and again--for aid with the questions that topic most.
A transparent research of strategies and politics, this thorough account examines the dispute among the United Healthcare employees (UHW) union in California and its parent” association the carrier staff foreign Union (SEIU)one of crucial exertions conflicts within the usa this day. The UHW rank and dossier took umbrage with the SEIU’s rejection of conventional hard work values of union democracy and sophistication fight and their strategies of wheeling and working with most sensible administration, and sometimes, politicians. The ensuing rift and retaliation from SEIU management culminated within the UHW club being pressured to wreck out and shape a new union, the nationwide Union of Healthcare employees. Timed to coincide with elections in California, this particular heritage demands a reexamination of the ideological and structural underpinnings of brand new exertions stream and illustrates how a probably neighborhood clash truly speaks to the rights of employees to regulate their very own fates.
This assortment examines present, virulent Salafism and jihadism phenomena. Many declare that both Islam and violence or faith and terror move hand in hand. The members to this quantity disrupt this declare, utilizing social technological know-how ways to ensure even if and lower than what stipulations this sort of risky proximity evolves. the quantity finds which actors extremists goal and introduces cutting edge analytical tools, together with a technique of coradicalization and an attitude-based method of the learn of Salafist networks.
Salafism and jihadism are a tremendous concentration of inner-German defense discussions. The Salafi proselytizing is extra winning than ever, and the jihad in Afghanistan or Syria pulls Islamists from Germany.This assortment deals an exam of at present virulent phenomena of Salafism and jihadism from diversified views. it really is occasionally claimed that both Islam and violence or faith and terror cross hand in hand; the authors of this quantity target to teach that this isn't so. utilizing the tools of social technological know-how to figure out even if and below what stipulations this type of harmful proximity comes approximately, this ebook deals perception into which actors are being hunted for through extremists to use and to take advantage of as self-fulfilling prophecies.To this finish, the authors advance leading edge analytical strategies: between different issues, a technique of co-radicalization and an attitude-based method of the examine of Salafist networks are described.The ebook makes a massive contribution to the present debate by means of now not proposing the doubtless harmful proximity of Islam and violence as a social truth, yet describes it as an element that may be encouraged and understood.Salafismus und Dschihadismus stehen im Mittelpunkt innerdeutscher Sicherheitsdiskussionen. Die salafistische Missionierung ist erfolgreich wie nie zuvor, und der Dschihad in Afghanistan oder Syrien zieht die Islamisten aus Deutschland an. Der vorliegende Sammelband beleuchtet aus unterschiedlichen Perspektiven die derzeit virulenten Phänomene des Salafismus und Dschihadismus. Weder soll damit plakativ eine Nähe von Islam und Gewalt, faith und Terror behauptet noch eine solche pauschal geleugnet werden. Vielmehr wird mit sozialwissenschaftlichen Methoden erklärt, ob und unter welchen Bedingungen eine solche gefährliche Nähe zustande kommt, welche Akteure sie suchen, instrumentalisieren oder sie zur sich selbst erfüllenden Prophezeiung werden lassen. Zu diesem Zweck entwickeln die Autoren leading edge Analysekonzepte: Unter anderem werden ein Prozess der Co-Radikalisierung und ein attitüdenbasierter Ansatz zur Untersuchung salafistischer Netzwerke beschrieben.Der Band leistet einen wichtigen Beitrag zur aktuellen Diskussion, indem er die gefährliche potentielle Nähe von Islam und Gewalt nicht etwa als soziales Faktum präsentiert, sondern als beeinflussbare Größe beschreibt und verständlich macht.
By Delphine Evmoon
By James Kinsella
By Olivier Dard,Jens Ivo Engels
By Simon Blackburn
The entrance traces of this warfare are good outlined. On one facet are those that think in undeniable, unvarnished proof, rock-solid truths that may be came upon via cause and objectivity--that technological know-how ends up in fact, for example. Their rivals mock this concept. They see the darkish forces of language, tradition, energy, gender, type, ideology and desire--all subverting our perceptions of the area, and clouding our judgement with fake notions of absolute fact. starting with an early skirmish within the war--when Socrates faced the sophists in historic Athens--Blackburn bargains a penetrating examine the longstanding conflict those teams have waged, studying the philosophical battles fought through Plato, Protagoras, William James, David Hume, Hans-Georg Gadamer, Jacques Derrida, Michel Foucault, Richard Rorty, and so forth, with a very interesting examine Nietzsche. one of the questions Blackburn considers are: is technological know-how mere opinion, can historians comprehend one other old interval, and certainly can one tradition ever really comprehend another.
Blackburn concludes that either side have advantage, and that neither has unique possession of fact. what's vital is that, whichever facet we embody, we must always be aware of the place we stand and what's to be acknowledged for our opponents.