1 000 Places To See Before You Die Calendar 2014

Autore: Patricia Schultz
ISBN: 9780761173625
Grandezza: 26,26 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 5064
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Travel the world with Patricia Schultz, author of 1,000 PLACES TO SEE BEFORE YOU DIE. the bestselling travel book ever. From Autrailia's prostine Fraser Island to Burma's gold-domed Shedagon temple complex to Grand Teton National Park, here are hundreds of destionations beautifully photographed in full clolor and accomplanied by engageing text. For armchair travelers, it's the ultimate gifr and inspriation.

God Is Round

Autore: Juan Villoro
Editore: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1632060582
Grandezza: 65,60 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 3407
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On a planet where FIFA has more members than the United Nations, Juan Villoro's examination of soccer and its 3.5 billion-person fandom has stakes beyond those of such playful questions. Football is more than just a game; it is a catalyst for global unity and even, Villoro suggests, the 'recovery of childhood'. At once serious and fun-loving, Villoro reports from the last World Cup of the 20th century, paints portraits of contemporary football's most prominent stars and teases out the contradictions of the game. A book for football fanatics.

Cecilia Vald S Or El Angel Hill

Autore: Cirilo Villaverde
Editore: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199725233
Grandezza: 71,41 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 6158
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Cecilia Vald?s is arguably the most important novel of 19th century Cuba. Originally published in New York City in 1882, Cirilo Villaverde's novel has fascinated readers inside and outside Cuba since the late 19th century. In this new English translation, a vast landscape emerges of the moral, political, and sexual depravity caused by slavery and colonialism. Set in the Havana of the 1830s, the novel introduces us to Cecilia, a beautiful light-skinned mulatta, who is being pursued by the son of a Spanish slave trader, named Leonardo. Unbeknownst to the two, they are the children of the same father. Eventually Cecilia gives in to Leonardo's advances; she becomes pregnant and gives birth to a baby girl. When Leonardo, who gets bored with Cecilia after a while, agrees to marry a white upper class woman, Cecilia vows revenge. A mulatto friend and suitor of hers kills Leonardo, and Cecilia is thrown into prison as an accessory to the crime. For the contemporary reader Helen Lane's masterful translation of Cecilia Vald?s opens a new window into the intricate problems of race relations in Cuba and the Caribbean. There are the elite social circles of European and New World Whites, the rich culture of the free people of color, the class to which Cecilia herself belonged, and then the slaves, divided among themselves between those who were born in Africa and those who were born in the New World, and those who worked on the sugar plantation and those who worked in the households of the rich people in Havana. Cecilia Vald?s thus presents a vast portrait of sexual, social, and racial oppression, and the lived experience of Spanish colonialism in Cuba.

Our Word Is Our Weapon

Autore: Marcos (subcomandante.)
Editore: Seven Stories Press
ISBN: 9781583224724
Grandezza: 45,66 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 3467
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In this landmark book, Seven Stories Press presents a powerful collection of literary, philosophical, and political writings of the masked Zapatista spokesperson, Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos. Introduced by Nobel Prize winner José Saramago, and illustrated with beautiful black and white photographs, Our Word Is Our Weapon crystallizes "the passion of a rebel, the poetry of a movement, and the literary genius of indigenous Mexico." Marcos first captured world attention on January 1, 1994, when he and an indigenous guerrilla group calling themselves "Zapatistas" revolted against the Mexican government and seized key towns in Mexico's southernmost state of Chiapas. In the six years that have passed since their uprising, Marcos has altered the course of Mexican politics and emerged an international symbol of grassroots movement-building, rebellion, and democracy. The prolific stream of poetic political writings, tales, and traditional myths that Marcos has penned since January 1, 1994 fill more than four volumes. Our Word Is Our Weapon presents the best of these writings, many of which have never been published before in English. Throughout this remarkable book we hear the uncompromising voice of indigenous communities living in resistance, expressing through manifestos and myths the universal human urge for dignity, democracy, and liberation. It is the voice of a people refusing to be forgotten the voice of Mexico in transition, the voice of a people struggling for democracy by using their word as their only weapon.

The Refusal Of Work

Autore: David Frayne
Editore: Zed Books Ltd.
ISBN: 1783601205
Grandezza: 71,99 MB
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Vista: 3807
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Paid work is absolutely central to the culture and politics of capitalist societies, yet today’s work-centred world is becoming increasingly hostile to the human need for autonomy, spontaneity and community. The grim reality of a society in which some are overworked, whilst others are condemned to intermittent work and unemployment, is progressively more difficult to tolerate. In this thought-provoking book, David Frayne questions the central place of work in mainstream political visions of the future, laying bare the ways in which economic demands colonise our lives and priorities. Drawing on his original research into the lives of people who are actively resisting nine-to-five employment, Frayne asks what motivates these people to disconnect from work, whether or not their resistance is futile, and whether they might have the capacity to inspire an alternative form of development, based on a reduction and social redistribution of work. A crucial dissection of the work-centred nature of modern society and emerging resistance to it, The Refusal of Work is a bold call for a more humane and sustainable vision of social progress.

And When She Was Good

Autore: Laura Lippman
Editore: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571299644
Grandezza: 48,66 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 506
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In the comfortable suburb where she lives, Heloise is just a mom, the youngish widow with a forgettable job who somehow never misses her son's soccer games or school plays. But in discrete hotel rooms throughout the area, she's the woman of your dreams - if you can afford her hourly fee. For more than a decade, Heloise has believed her unorthodox life to be a safe one; rigidly compartmentalized, maintaining no real friendships and trusting very few people. But now this secret life is under siege. Her once oblivious accountant is asking loaded questions about her business. Her longtime protector is hinting at new, mysterious dangers. Her employees can no longer be trusted. Her ex, the one who doesn't know he's the father of her son, is appealing his life sentence. And, one county over, another so-called 'suburban madam' has been found dead in her car, an apparent suicide... Can Heloise stay alive long enough to remake her life again, and save her son? Can she really expect to leave everything else behind?

Graphic Agitation 2

Autore: Liz McQuiston
Editore: Phaidon Press
Grandezza: 39,67 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 3899
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Graphic Agitation 2 explores graphic protest in the digital age, inarticular over the years since the Gulf War. The book deals with a range ofrotest imagery from hi-tech and low-tech to no-tech and is comprehensivelyllustrated with images ranging from lollipop wrappers to websites. Graphicgitation 2 is a survey of social and political graphics since the early990s. It illustrates and contextualises work produced in relation to keyhemes such as: environmental movements; the rise of corporate power;randing; wars (e.g. in the Balkans and the Gulf War); and human rights - allf which have been prominent items in the news over the last few years. Theraphic design projects discussed in this book are all of 'the digital age'ut they are not all digital-based. The author deals with the impact ofigital innovations on traditional methods of social and political protestnd also looks at how they work together. This mix of media is both appealingnd informative.

Cuba And Its Neighbours

Autore: Arnold August
Editore: Fernwood Publishing
ISBN: 9781552664049
Grandezza: 36,29 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 187
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In this groundbreaking book, Arnold August explores Cuba's unique form of democracy, presenting a detailed and balanced analysis of Cuba's electoral process and the state's functioning between elections. By comparing it with practices in the US, Venezuela, Bolivia, and Ecuador, August shows that people's participation in politics and society is not limited to a singular Eurocentric understanding of democracy, but rather, democracy as practiced in the West is largely non-participatory, static and fixed in time.Cuba, by contrast, is a laboratory where the process of democratization is continually in motion, an ongoing experiment to create new ways for people to participate. August argues forcefully for the need to develop mutual understanding of different political systems and, in doing so, to not be satisfied with either blanket condemnation or idealistic illusions, both resulting from a refusal to analyze the actual inner workings of each process.