Envisioning Ireland: W. B. Yeats's Occult Nationalism (Reimagining Ireland)

By Claire Nally

Even though W. B. Yeats is among the so much over-theorised authors within the Irish canon, little try has been made to situate his occult works within the political context of early twentieth-century eire. via comparing the 2 types of A Vision, released in 1925 and 1937, this booklet presents a technique for knowing the political and cultural impulses that proficient Yeats’s engagement with the otherworld. the writer means that the Yeatsian occult operates very firmly in the political parameters of Irish nationalism, frequently as a critique of the hot unfastened kingdom, or as a substitute means of mythologising and inaugurating a brand new kingdom kingdom. The occult, faraway from being freed from all political concerns, registers the poet’s transferring allegiances, from the Celticism of the Eighteen Nineties to his disenchantment with sleek eire within the unfastened State.
via shut readings of Yeats’s manuscripts and his fundamental and demanding works, together with a detailed overview of the usually ignored dramatic texts, the writer seeks to strength a rethinking of the serious reception of the Yeatsian occult via modern theoretical advancements in postcolonialism, subjectivity, nationwide identification and textual instability.

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Garbage Land: On the Secret Trail of Trash

By Elizabeth Royte

Out of sight, out of brain ... Into our trash cans move useless batteries, soiled diapers, bygone burritos, damaged toys, tattered socks, eight-track cassettes, scratched CDs, banana peels.... yet the place do this stuff pass subsequent? In a rustic that consumes after which casts off increasingly more, what truly occurs to the issues we throw away? In rubbish Land, acclaimed technology author Elizabeth Royte leads us at the wild event that starts off as soon as our trash hits the ground of the can. alongside the way in which, we meet an smell chemist who explains why trash smells so undesirable; rubbish fairies and recycling specialists; associates of huge waste dumps; CEOs making fortunes via encouraging waste or encouraging recycling-often either while; scientists attempting to revive our so much polluted areas; fertilizer lovers and adventurers who kayak amid sewage; paper humans, metal humans, aluminum humans, plastic humans, or even a man who swears by means of recycling human waste. With a wink and a nod and a tightly clasped nostril, Royte takes us on a strange cultural journey via slime, stench, and heat-in different phrases, during the again finish of our ever-more supersized life. by way of displaying us what occurs to the issues we have now "disposed of," Royte reminds us that our judgements approximately intake and waste have a truly actual impact-and that except we adopt radical switch, the rubbish we create will consistently be with us: within the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the nutrients we devour. Radiantly written and boldly said, rubbish Land is an excellent exploration into the dirty middle of the yank trash can.

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Debating Orientalism

Edward acknowledged keeps to fascinate and stir controversy, nowhere greater than along with his vintage paintings Orientalism. Debating Orientalism brings a unprecedented mixture of views to an ongoing polemic. members from a number of disciplines take inventory of the book's impression and appraise its value in modern cultural politics and philosophy.

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Fin-De-Siecle Vienna: Politics and Culture

By Carl E. Schorske

A landmark ebook from one of many actually unique students of our time: a powerful revelation of turn-of-the-century Vienna the place out of a predicament of political and social disintegration loads of recent paintings and idea used to be born.

"Not merely is it a just right exploration of numerous elements of early modernism of their political context; it's a trademark of the way the self-discipline of highbrow historical past is presently practiced via its so much capable and impressive craftsmen. it's also a relocating vindication of old research itself, within the face of modernism's defiant advice that background is obsolete."

-- David A. Hollinger, background booklet membership Review

"Each of [the seven separate reviews] may be learn separately....Yet they're so artfully designed and built-in that one that reads them so as is inspired by means of the book's wholeness and the momentum of its argument."

-- Gordon A. Craig, the recent Republic

"A profound work...on essentially the most very important chapters of contemporary highbrow background" -- H.R. Trevor-Roper, entrance web page, the hot York occasions e-book Review

"Invaluable to the social and political historian...as good as to these extra thinking about the humanities" -- John Willett, the hot York evaluate of Books

"A paintings of unique synthesis and scholarship. Engrossing."

-- Newsweek

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Intercultural Language Teaching and Learning

By Angela Scarino

This wide-ranging survey of concerns in intercultural language educating and studying covers every thing from middle strategies to application assessment, and advocates a fluid, responsive method of educating language that displays its important function in fostering intercultural understanding.

  • Includes assurance of theoretical concerns defining language, tradition, and verbal exchange, in addition to practice-driven matters akin to lecture room interactions, applied sciences, courses, and language assessment
  • Examines systematically the parts of language instructing: language itself, that means, tradition, studying, speaking, and exams, and places them in social and cultural context
  • Features a variety of examples all through, drawn from a number of languages, international contexts, and frameworks
  • Incorporates a decade of in-depth learn and specified documentation from the authors’ collaborative paintings with practising teachers
  • Provides a much-needed addition to the sparse literature on intercultural elements of language education

 

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In Defence of the Terror: Liberty or Death in the French Revolution

By Sophie Wahnich

For 2 hundred years after the French Revolution, the Republican culture celebrated the execution of princes and aristocrats, protecting the phobia that the Revolution inflicted upon on its enemies. yet fresh many years have introduced a marked switch in sensibility. The Revolution isn't any longer judged when it comes to ancient necessity yet fairly through “timeless” criteria of morality. during this succinct essay, Sophie Wahnich explains how, opposite to winning interpretations, the establishment of Terror sought to place a brake on valid well known violence—in Danton’s phrases, to “be negative so that it will spare the folks the necessity to be so”—and was once as a result subsumed in a common sense of battle. the phobia used to be “a technique welded to a regime of well known sovereignty, the one possible choices being to defeat tyranny or die for liberty.”

From the Hardcover edition.

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Hooked on Heroin: Drugs and Drifters in a Globalized World

By Philip Lalander

Alarmingly, heroin is starting to be in acceptance among adolescents. this can be although it really is - greater than the other drug - linked to failure, demise, distress and poverty. This ebook explores why everyone is tempted by means of heroin and the way globalization has performed a key function in expanding the variety of abusers. instead of provide lofty and summary theories on habit, the writer grounds his learn firmly within the daily lives of heroin clients themselves. Norrkping in Sweden is a mid-sized former business urban like numerous others in the course of the global. It has suffered excessive unemployment because of its fast decline as a hub of trade. as soon as popular for housing the enormous telecommunications corporation Ericsson, it unfortunately earnings extra notoriety this present day via its institutions with heroin, which remains to be the drug of selection for Norrkpings youngsters. via privileged entry to clients themselves, Lalander is ready to express us the genuine motivations and way of life offerings in the back of dependancy. own stories candidly divulge the underground actions of a thriving tradition and spark vexing questions as to why those adolescents decide to flirt with fatality. What media representations effect heroin clients? is that this phenomenon the inevitable spinoff of contemporary lifestyles? What are the foundation factors at play? Lalanders in-depth research overturns a few of the stereotypes linked to heroin use. obtainable and gripping, addicted to Heroin brings a annoying truth toward domestic and exhibits how worldwide and native practices are in detail associated.

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Diet Pills (Junior Drug Awareness)

'Diet capsules' explores a number of forms of slimming capsules, their makers' claims, and the aptitude hazards linked to use. in addition to information regarding a few of the drugs, readers will deal with their weight in secure, potent methods - and to suppose greater approximately their our bodies and themselves.

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Looking Out, Looking In

Utilized by greater than 1000000 scholars, taking a look OUT/LOOKING IN, Fourteenth variation, keeps its awesome culture of mixing present details with a enjoyable, reader-friendly voice that hyperlinks path themes on your lifestyle. you will discover the way you will make the most of bettering your interpersonal talents and polishing your severe figuring out of the verbal exchange method. various and compelling examples illustrate and toughen how verbal exchange abilities can impact either the area round you and your individual lives. increase your relationships and your destiny occupation good fortune with this enticing textual content that teaches interpersonal recommendations via well known tune, paintings, videos, and tv.

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Enter the Babylon System: Unpacking Gun Culture from Samuel Colt to 50 Cent

A docu-style research of our fascination with the gun, from the viewpoint of the hip-hop generation.

The 2003 capturing demise of Toronto community-centre employee Kempton Howard placed the highlight on hip hop’s fixation with weapons. Media and police quickly blamed rap track and its stories of gang lifestyles on bullet-ridden US streets for the emerging use of firearms in Canadian crime. have been those songs crafty debts of a negative fact, or a self-fulfilling prophecy?

Rodrigo Bascunan and Christian Pearce have interviewed a few of the significant avid gamers within the hip-hop international. As publishers of an award-winning journal of city tradition, they’d watched rap tune develop into a scapegoat for society’s a lot older and commonly unfold fascination with weapons. What follows is their foreign event to deconstruct glossy gun tradition in all its manifestations. Bascunan and Pearce hunt down hip-hop artists, unlawful gun runners, firearms aficionados and brands, museum curators, lecturers, politicians, video-game creators, activists, sufferers of gun violence and the friends and family left behind.

Somewhere among Fast nutrition Nation, No Logo and a Michael Moore documentary, that includes sly sidebar fabric and unique paintings, Enter the Babylon System is a component outrageous journalistic pursuit and half passionate cri de coeur for sanity within the face of a society’s obsession.

From the Hardcover edition.

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