Gender in Transition
Author: Joan Offerman-Zuckerberg
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
The wish for a child runs deep, as does the desire for parenthood. It is a wish that is essential to the continuance of the human species. It derives its motive power from many interrelated sources: psychobiological, sociological, historical. Yet it is a power that is changing hands. A short decade ago, Louise Brown was born. Prior to this event, human beings had begun biological life deep inside a female body. Louise Brown's birth signaled the beginning of a new era: The door to a new biotechnological world was opened, a world of artificial insemination, in vitro fertilization, surrogacy, embryo transplants, amniocentesis, gender preselection-procedures imagined but never before realized, leading perhaps to the injection of new genetic material into frozen embryos. Indeed, what had been, since Eve, an exclusively female power and prerogative has now been invaded by 20th-century biotechnology. The womb has been replaced, and sperm and egg can now be joined without love and romance. Change brings with it new questions: A complex inquiry has been generated by issues that are psychological, ethical, moral, biological, sociological, and legal. Simultaneously, and not incidentally or accidentally, gender psychology is in transi tion. As we enter an androgynous zone, cultural heroes shift, new couples emerge. Gender roles are redefined, and renegotiated, not without struggle and apprehen sion. We are approaching a new frontier-hopeful, self-conscious, and anxious. The possibilities are endless, as are the problems.
The Rule of Saint Benedict
Author: Bruce L Venarde
Publisher: Harvard University Press
One of the most influential texts in the Middle Ages, The Rule of Saint Benedict offers guidance about both the spiritual and organizational dimensions, from the loftiest to the lowliest, of monastic life. This new Latin-English edition has features of interest for first-time readers of the Rule as well as for scholars of medieval history and language. The Latin text is a transcription of manuscript 914 of the Abbey of St. Gall (Switzerland), an early ninth-century copy regarded as the version that most closely reproduces Benedict's style. The saintâe(tm)s idiom was informal, sometimes conversational, and heavily influenced by the spoken Latin of the sixth century CE. In the Rule his voice and thought processes come through in all their strength and humanity. Readers will find background to the monastic life in the notes. This volume also includes texts and translations of two letters that explain the origins of the St. Gall version as well as an index to all the translated materials.
Author: Ferdinand von Schirach
From Ferdinand von Schirach, one of Germany’s most prominent defense attorneys, comes a jolting debut collection of short stories that daringly brings to light the motivations stirring within the criminal mind. By turns witty and sorrowful, unflinchingly brutal and heartbreaking, the deeply affecting, quietly unnerving cases presented in Crime urge a closer examination of guilt and innocence. In “Fähner,” a small-town physician and avid gardener betrays little emotion when he takes an ax to his wife’s head, an act that shocks the locals but provides a long-awaited reprieve for the good doctor. Abbas, a Palestinian refugee who is cornered into a life of crime, finds true love and seemingly a saving grace with a beautiful student named Stefanie in “Summertime.” But when she is viciously murdered in a hotel room after having been paid to sleep with one of the country’s wealthiest men, is Abbas to blame or is it the man who seems to have it all? And in the startling story “Love,” a young man’s infatuation with his girlfriend takes a grisly turn as he comes to grips with his unconventional—and uncontrollable—impulses to truly know a woman. “Guilt,” writes von Schirach, “always presents a bit of a problem.” In this beautifully nuanced and telling collection, guilt is indeed never as clear-cut as the crime, and justice is more nebulous still.
Five Days in June
Author: Stefan Heym
Regarding the Bees
Author: Kate Klise, M. Sarah Klise
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
The seventh graders at Geyser Creek Middle School are preparing for a spelling bee and a horrible standardized test called the BEE, and try to smuggle their mascot--a bee that spells--into the local spelling competition.
This book explores the play of international forces and international ideas about Shanghai, looking backward as far as its transformation into a subdivided treaty port in the 1840s, and looking forward to its upcoming hosting of China’s first World’s Fair, the 2010 Expo. As such, Global Shanghai is a lively and informative read for students and scholars of Chinese studies and urban studies and anyone interested in the history of Shanghai.
Inhaltsangabe:Einleitung: Public Relations (PR) bedeutet „Öffentliche Beziehungen“. Kommunikation und Information sind ein wichtiger Bestandteil öffentlicher Beziehungen. Nicht nur Wirtschaftsunternehmen nutzen die Möglichkeiten und Herausforderungen gezielter Kommunikation, auch soziale Organisationen sind darauf angewiesen. Um in der breiten Öffentlichkeit Image aufzubauen und Akzeptanz zu erreichen, ist seitens der Organisationen, Institutionen und politischen Interessenträgern eine kontinuierliche Öffentlichkeitsarbeit unverzichtbar. Zunehmend werden die Chancen erkannt, welche PR zur Erreichung von Organisationszielen bieten. Immer mehr Organisationen benötigen Spezialisten für die PR-Arbeit und beauftragen externe PR- Agenturen. Im Medienzeitalter kennzeichnet der Begriff „Internet-PR“ ein Marketing-Instrument. Heutzutage ist Internet-PR ein fester Bestandteil in vielen Organisationen. Eine wissenschaftliche Auseinandersetzung mit Internet- PR hat inzwischen begonnen. Ergebnisse zu Organisationskonzeptionen und Organisationsstrukturen werden bereits mehr oder weniger erfolgreich mit Internet-PR umgesetzt. Das Ziel dieser Diplomarbeit ist es, das neue Marketinginstrument Internet-PR in seiner Bedeutung im sozialen Sektor am Beispiel der Diakonie zu erörtern. Gerade der soziale Sektor benötigt erheblich mehr Auseinandersetzung mit dem Phänomen Internet-PR. Dabei interessieren vor allem folgende Fragen: Wie sind die einzelnen Kommunikationsstrategien der Diakonie auf ihrer Hauptwebseite und der von Berlin/Brandenburg aufgebaut? Was ist die Botschaft? Wer ist die Zielgruppe? Wie werden unterschiedliche Zielgruppen angesprochen? Ferner ist es mir sehr wichtig, ein praktisches Beispiel zu wählen, dessen Leitbild ich mit meinem persönlichen Menschenbild vereinbaren kann. Um Antworten auf diese Fragen zu finden, habe ich eine Internetrecherche der Webseiten von der Diakonie sowie Gespräche mit Praktikern geführt, die sich bereits mit Internet-PR auseinandergesetzt haben. Wie funktioniert das Marketinginstrument „Internet-PR“ im sozialen Bereich? Es ist das Anliegen dieser Diplomarbeit, ein wissenschaftlichen Interesse im Bereich der Diakonie bezüglich der Bedeutung von Internet-PR zu wecken. Häufig fristet PR-Arbeit in sozialen Organisationen neben der „eigentlichen“ Arbeit eine Art Schattendasein. Mit dieser Diplomarbeit möchte ich Mitarbeitern und Interessenten ganz besonders im sozialen Bereich die Möglichkeit bieten, sich schnell und [...]
Author: Sigmund Freud
Publisher: Penguin UK
An extraordinary collection of thematically linked essays, including THE UNCANNY, SCREEN MEMORIES and FAMILY ROMANCES. Leonardo da Vinci fascinated Freud primarily because he was keen to know why his personality was so incomprehensible to his contemporaries. In this probing biographical essay he deconstructs both da Vinci's character and the nature of his genius. As ever, many of his exploratory avenues lead to the subject's sexuality - why did da Vinci depict the naked human body the way hedid? What of his tendency to surround himself with handsome young boys that he took on as his pupils? Intriguing, thought-provoking and often contentious, this volume contains some of Freud's best writing.
Author: N. J. Crisp
Publisher: Samuel French Limited
Author: Graham Smith
This book provides a comprehensive and detailed examination of the successes and failures of federalism in a diverse range of multi-ethnic polities and societies. It offers excellent coverage of the experiences of a wide range of contemporary states with specially commissioned contributions from established authorities. An introductory chapter introduces the reader to the nature of federations, the political philosophies that underpin federalism, the characteristics of federal formations, and highlights some of the theories as to why this system of government has failed in some cases to provide ethno-regional stability. A concluding chapter draws upon the findings and examines the prospects for federalism in the light of the acceleration towards greater economic interdependency and local political fragmentation, in the post-Cold War world.
The Fasti of Ovid
Author: George Hanley Hallam
Publisher: Palala Press
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Author: Lars Lindström
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
This book provides an in-depth review and concise analysis of 1000 studies on alcoholism and psychosocial treatment. In this English edition, which has been extensively revised from the original Swedish version, the major conceptual approaches to alcoholism are evaluated. The ongoing debate on whether alcoholism should be regarded as a disease or not is examined, and a discussion on the importance of psychological versus genetic factors is included. This cohesive work analyzes the methodological strategies of comparative outcome research, and suggests alcoholism treatment services from the perspective of public health.
Air Pollution and Cancer
Author: Aaron J. Cohen, Jonathan M. Samet, Kurt Straif