Messages From Music And The Spoken Word

Author: Richard Louis Evans
Editor: Shadow Mountain
ISBN: 9781570089619
Size: 19,62 MB
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The messages will inspire and bring hope to a nation during a very challenging period of our history. The messages will appeal to everyone from all religions and from all walks of life. Each decade is preceded by a brief introduction describing the major events and challenges of the times. The messages given many years ago are as applicable today as they were then.

This Day And Always

Editor: Shadow Mountain
ISBN: 9781573454735
Size: 18,52 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Celebrating Music And The Spoken Word

ISBN: 9781680470376
Size: 15,10 MB
Format: PDF
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Creativity Revealing The Truth About Human Nature

Author: Efiong Etuk
Editor: First Edition Design Pub.
ISBN: 1622875168
Size: 16,16 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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A lifetime treasure, Revealing the Truth about Human Nature is a compendium of timeless wit and wisdom, bringing us face-to-face with our fundamentally creative, but generally overlooked quality. Sobering and deeply compelling, the species self-rediscovery book provides the key to human actions that want to succeed and endure, as well as insights for people who want to reach their full potential.

Religion And The Marketplace In The United States

Author: Jan Stievermann
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190266570
Size: 15,35 MB
Format: PDF
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Alexis de Tocqueville once described the national character of Americans as one question insistently asked: "How much money will it bring in?" G.K. Chesterton, a century later, described America as a "nation with a soul of a church." At first glance, the two observations might appear to be diametrically opposed, but this volume shows the ways in which American religion and American business overlap and interact with one another, defining the US in terms of religion, and religion in terms of economics. Bringing together original contributions by leading experts and rising scholars from both America and Europe, the volume pushes this field of study forward by examining the ways religions and markets in relationship can provide powerful insights and open unseen aspects into both. In essays ranging from colonial American mercantilism to modern megachurches, from literary markets to popular festivals, the authors explore how religious behavior is shaped by commerce, and how commercial practices are informed by religion. By focusing on what historians often use off-handedly as a metaphor or analogy, the volume offers new insights into three varieties of relationships: religion and the marketplace, religion in the marketplace, and religion as the marketplace. Using these categories, the contributors test the assumptions scholars have come to hold, and offer deeper insights into religion and the marketplace in America.

Bridging Differences

Author: William B. Gudykunst
Editor: SAGE
ISBN: 0761929371
Size: 10,16 MB
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Bridging Differences: Effective Intergroup Communication is based on the assumption that the processes operating when we communicate with people from other groups are the same processes operating when we communicate with people from our own groups. Author William B. Gudykunst has written this book from the perspective of "communicating with strangers" and addresses how factors related to our group memberships (e.g., inaccurate and unfavorable stereotypes of members of other cultures and ethnic groups) can cause us to misinterpret the messages we receive from members of those groups. Designed for students taking courses in Intercultural Communication or Intergroup Communication, Bridging Differences is also useful for many courses in Cultural Studies, Anthropology, Sociology, and Management.

The New Encyclopedia Of Southern Culture

Author: Larry J. Griffin
Editor: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 0807882542
Size: 19,75 MB
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This volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture offers a timely, authoritative, and interdisciplinary exploration of issues related to social class in the South from the colonial era to the present. With introductory essays by J. Wayne Flynt and by editors Larry J. Griffin and Peggy G. Hargis, the volume is a comprehensive, stand-alone reference to this complex subject, which underpins the history of the region and shapes its future. In 58 thematic essays and 103 topical entries, the contributors explore the effects of class on all aspects of life in the South--its role in Indian removal, the Civil War, the New Deal, and the civil rights movement, for example, and how it has been manifested in religion, sports, country and gospel music, and matters of gender. Artisans and the working class, indentured workers and steelworkers, the Freedmen's Bureau and the Knights of Labor are all examined. This volume provides a full investigation of social class in the region and situates class concerns at the center of our understanding of Southern culture.

Social Justice And The Urban Obesity Crisis

Author: Melvin Delgado
Editor: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231534256
Size: 13,47 MB
Format: PDF
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A number of economic, cultural, and contextual factors are driving urban America's obesity crisis, which can create chronic health conditions for those least able to manage them. Considering urban obesity through a social justice lens, this book is the first to help social workers and others develop targeted interventions for effective outcomes. The text dissects the problem of urban obesity in populations of color from individual, family, group, community, and policy perspectives. Beginning with a historical survey of urban obesity in communities of color, anti-obesity policies and programs, and the role of social work in addressing this threat, the volume follows with an analysis of the social, ecological, environmental, and spatial aggravators of urban obesity, such as the food industry's advertising strategies, which promote unhealthy choices; the failure of local markets to provide good food options; the lack of safe exercise spaces; and the paucity of heath education. Melvin Delgado reviews recent national obesity statistics; explores the connection between food stamps and obesity; and reveals the financial and social consequences of the epidemic for society as a whole. He concludes with recommendations for effective health promotion programs, such as youth-focused interventions, community gardens, and community-based food initiatives, and a unique consideration of urban obesity in relation to acts of genocide and national defense.

Encyclopedia Of Mormonism

Author: Daniel H. Ludlow
Editor: Macmillan Reference USA
Size: 16,96 MB
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A reference work on The Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints. It aims to help readers understand the dynamic growth and vitality of the LDS community. Entries include complete biographies of the prophets and church leaders, as well as articles on practice, scripture and church organization.

The Narrative Arts Of Tianjin

Author: Francesca R. Sborgi Lawson
Editor: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9781409405887
Size: 15,53 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Narrative Arts of Tianjin explores one of the richest forms of Chinese cultural expression: performed narratives. Francesca Sborgi Lawson examines the relationships between language and music in the performance of four narrative genres in the city of Tianjin, China, based upon original field research conducted in the People's Republic of China in the mid 1980s and in 1991. Extensive examples of the complex interaction of music and language in each genre are employed, all the while relating those analyses to broader cultural issues and to patterns of social relationships.