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Ordinary People

Author : Phil Boast
ISBN : 9781490723488
Genre : Drama
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In this, the fourth part of our unfolding drama, we witness the renewal of old and forgotten love, the beginning of new relationships, the reforging of old bonds of friendship, and the beginning of new life. Certain young dreams are fulfilled, certain truths are revealed, and a trip to Paris proves to be definitive for those who take it; a fact which in itself will have consequences which neither party can foresee. A discovery at the Manor House, a terrible secret which has lain buried and forgotten for centuries, will in the fullness of time have far - reaching implications, which are inexorably tied to events which unfold in this part of our tale. By sheer chance, Rebecca's parents happen upon news of their daughter, and their search for her which has lain cold for so long is rekindled. What they cannot know is that their unwitting and innocent intervention forces their beloved daughter to risk everything for her ultimate safety, and the safety of others who now share her fate. In doing so she must at last confront the demons which have haunted her for so long, but first she must betray those who are closest to her, in order to finally meet and confront her tormentor.

The Museum Of Ordinary People

Author : Mike Gayle
ISBN : 9781529344776
Genre : Fiction
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The superb new novel from the bestselling author of Half A World Away and All the Lonely People. Still reeling from the sudden death of her mother, Jess is about to do the hardest thing she's ever done: empty her childhood home so that it can be sold. But when in the process Jess stumbles across the mysterious Alex, together they become custodians of a strange archive of letters, photographs, curios and collections known as The Museum of Ordinary People. As they begin to delve into the history of the objects in their care, Alex and Jess not only unravel heartbreaking stories that span generations and continents, but also unearth long buried secrets that lie much closer to home. Inspired by a box of mementos found abandoned in a skip following a house clearance, The Museum of Ordinary People is a thought-provoking and poignant story of memory, grief, loss and the things we leave behind. 'This author's books just get better and better' Good Housekeeping 'Mike Gayle is the king of touching, human stories' Heat

Real Heroes Ordinary People Extraordinary Service

Author : Rajdeep Sardesai
ISBN : 9789351940579
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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These are stories of ordinary people who are doing extraordinary work for our society and our nation. An initiative started by CNN-IBN and Reliance Industries, they honour twenty-four real heroes every year. In its third edition, this initiative recognizes the real life heroes who never gave up against adversities and served the cause close to their hearts. The selfless acts of these 48 unsung heroes from across the nation in categories as diverse as women s welfare, social welfare, health & disability, youth, education & children and sports will inspire the nation and prove that with determination and self belief even an ordinary person can have a profound impact on our society. 1.Inspiring stories of ordinary people; 2. These narratives can make the readers empathise with the problems our society is trying to deal with; 3. Most importantly, these stories can make one realize that every little act of kindness counts.

In Praise Of Ordinary People

Author : M. Jacob
ISBN : 9781137380524
Genre : History
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The discipline of social history has still not given enough attention to the ways in which the perceptions and roles of "ordinary" people changed over time. In these fascinating British and Dutch cases, we see how the study of this evolution imparts historical texture and enables us to understand early modernity with greater clarity.

Common Prostitutes And Ordinary Citizens

Author : J. Laite
ISBN : 9780230354210
Genre : History
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Between 1885 and 1960, laws and policies designed to repress prostitution dramatically shaped London's commercial sex industry. This book examines how laws translated into street-level reality, explores how women who sold sex experienced criminalization, and charts the complex dimensions of the underground sexual economy in the modern metropolis.

Just Ordinary Citizens?

Author : Antoine Bilodeau
ISBN : 9781442665835
Genre : Political Science
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Since the 1960s, the number of immigrants living in liberal democracies has been steadily rising. Despite the existence of numerous studies on social, economic, and geographic integration, few books have addressed the integration of immigrants into the politics of their host countries. When it comes to politics, are immigrants just ordinary citizens? This edited collection considers the political integration of immigrants in a number of liberal democracies. Just Ordinary Citizens? offers a behavioural perspective on the political integration of immigrants, describing and analysing the relationships that immigrants develop with politics in their host countries. The chapters provide both unique national insights and a comparative perspective on the national case studies, while editor Antoine Bilodeau offers both a framework within which to understand these examples and a systematic review of more than 300 studies of immigrant political integration from the last sixty years.

Ordinary Television

Author : Frances Bonner
ISBN : 9780803975705
Genre : Performing Arts
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Other books on Television tend to ignore 'ordinary' television - lifestyle programmes and 'reality TV', just the sort of programmes which increasing dominate the schedules. Bonner provides a distinctive angle on the content of television and the relations between television genres and audiences.

Ordinary Lifestyles Popular Media Consumption And Taste

Author : Bell, David
ISBN : 9780335215508
Genre : Social Science
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'Ordinary Lifestyles' contains a collection of new essays that explore how various media texts bring ideas about taste and fashion to consumers, helping audiences to fashion their lifestyles as well as defining what constitutes an appropriate lifestyle for particular social formations.

Post Yugoslav Cinema

Author : Dino Murtic
ISBN : 9781137520357
Genre : Performing Arts
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Drawing primarily on selected filmic texts from former-Yugoslavia, the book examines key social and political events that triggered the Yugoslav wars in the 1990s. Yugoslav politics and society are set within the broader artistic and cinematic strategies that helped stabilise post-Yugoslav territories strategies that were part of the national desire of looking forward to a time of 'perpetual peace' and its subsequent cosmopolitan norms. It argues that filmic texts demonstrate the degree to which nationalism was at the heart of the violent disintegration of Yugoslavia. Yet, the concern of the argument is not simply to offer a filmic critique but to develop an alternative to nationalism; namely, a theoretical framework through which cosmopolitan humanism is at the forefront of addressing former Yugoslavia's political wounds.

Simplicius On Epictetus Handbook 27 53

Author : Charles Brittain
ISBN : 9781780939032
Genre : Philosophy
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The Enchiridion or Handbook of the first-century AD Stoic Epictetus was used as an ethical treatise both in Christian monasteries and by the sixth-century pagan Neoplatonist Simplicius. Simplicius chose it for beginners, rather than Aristotle's Ethics, because it presupposed no knowledge of logic. We thus get a fascinating chance to see how a pagan Neoplatonist transformed Stoic ideas. The text was relevant to Simplicius because he too, like Epictetus, was teaching beginners how to take the first steps towards eradicating emotion, although he is unlike Epictetus in thinking that they should give up public life rather than acquiesce, if public office is denied them. Simplicius starts from a Platonic definition of the person as rational soul, not body, ignoring Epictetus' further whittling down of himself to just his will or policy decisions. He selects certain topics for special attention in chapters 1, 8, 27 and 31. Things are up to us, despite Fate. Our sufferings are not evil, but providential attempts to turn us from the body. Evil is found only in the human soul. But evil is parasitic (Proclus' term) on good. The gods exist, are provident, and cannot be bought off.With nearly all of this the Stoics would agree, but for quite different reasons, and their own distinctions and definitions are to a large extent ignored. This translation of the Handbook is published in two volumes. This is the second volume, covering chapters 27-53; the first covers chapters 1-26.

Management And Participation In The Public Sphere

Author : Merviö, Mika Markus
ISBN : 9781466685543
Genre : Political Science
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Public policy has a dynamic effect on multiple facets of modern society. Methods for managing and engaging the public sphere continue to change conceptually across the globe, impacting the ways that governments and citizens interact both within and across borders. Management and Participation in the Public Sphere is a definitive reference source for the latest scholarly research on the interplay of public affairs and the domestic realm, providing innovative methods on managing public policy across various nations, cultures, and governments. Featuring expansive coverage on a multitude of relevant topics in civic involvement, information technology, and modes of government, this publication is a pivotal reference source for researchers, students, and professionals seeking current developments in novel approaches to public policy studies. This publication features timely, research-based chapters on the critical issues of public policy including, but not limited to, archival paradigms, Internet censorship, media control, civic engagement, virtual public spaces, online activism, higher education, and public-private partnerships.

Phone Home Berlin

Author : Nigel Cox
ISBN : 9780864738004
Genre : Literary Collections
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This provocative collection contains pieces both older and previously unpublished from the author's 20 year career. Readers will especially value the new material, pulled from his journalistic pieces written during his five-year employment at the Jewish Museum in Berlin. Posthumously published, this book gives one last celebratory glance at a writer who colorfully captured everyday life in New Zealand and provided many with a stronger sense of place.

25 Stockings To Christmas

Author : Caroline Bindon
ISBN : 9780473263157
Genre : Religion
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Beginning on the 1st December and journeying through to Christmas Day, this book is packed with inspirational thoughts and creative ideas to bring real meaning to your Christmas experience. There are nine different ‘times’ included for each day from which participants can mix and match depending on available time and resources. Suitable for individuals, couples, families or flatmates, the book is designed to bring something fresh and new each time you use it over the years. The different ‘times’ include: Bible Time, Question Time, Reflection Time, Discussion Time, Activity Time, Decoration Time, Study Time, Response Time and Prayer Time. Instructions are also included to make your own set of 25 stockings. You can choose from either the ‘No-Sew’ or ‘Simple Sew’ examples. Fill your stockings with small treats and, as you share the treats each day, use the devotional resource to enhance your understanding and engagement with the Christmas season.

Early Modern Europe

Author : Mark W. Konnert
ISBN : STANFORD:36105131814225
Genre : History
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Britain S Television Queen

Author : Bob Crew
ISBN : 9781780921310
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Focusing purely on Queen Elizabeth II's relationship with television, this book shows how she was ahead of the game in helping to change the face of British television from the outset of her reign in 1953 when she let the cameras into Westminster Abbey. The Queen embraced television at a time when Winston Churchill and her government advisors recommended that she should keep them out - on the grounds that the cameras would destroy her royal mystique - right through the 1950s which was Britain s television decade (for reasons that are not generally understood today), when Britain became the first nation in the world to have public service television. In 1969 the Queen opened the doors to the cameras once again for the invention of Britains first family-reality-TV, fly-on-the-wall programme, showing how she and her husband the Duke of Edinburgh and their children, Charles and Anne, went about their daily lives, thereby giving the seal of royal approval to reality-TV, ahead of the first programmes in the United States and the UK that followed in her wake. Queen Elizabeth II can accurately be described as a television queen, the first monarch to understand and embrace television and, in particular reality-TV, which is why she was light years ahead of other royals and her government ministers. Television was for her a right of passage and, not until she ran into bad and stormy weather with Princess Diana in the 1980s and 1990s, did she have any image problems with television. These problems no longer remain today, evidently, as once again the television arrangements are in full swing for her Diamond Jubilee celebrations this June. Queen Elizabeth II remains the most televised and visualised person in the world.

Political Dis Engagement

Author : Nathan Manning
ISBN : 9781447317029
Genre : Social Science
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Academics from a range of disciplines join with political activists to explore the meaning of politics and citizenship in contemporary society and the current forms of political (dis)engagement, providing a timely interdisciplinary dialogue and interrogation of contemporary political practices.

Exploring Ordinary Theology

Author : Revd Canon Leslie J Francis
ISBN : 9781472401519
Genre : Religion
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'Ordinary theology' characterizes the reflective God-talk of the great majority of churchgoers, and others who remain largely untouched by the assumptions, concepts and arguments that academic theology takes for granted. Astley coined the phrase in his innovative study, Ordinary Theology: Looking, Listening and Learning in Theology, arguing that 'speaking statistically ordinary theology is the theology of God's Church'. Exploring Ordinary Theology presents fresh contributions from a wide range of authors, who address the theological, empirical and practical dimensions of this central feature of ordinary Christian existence and the life of the Church.

Jesus Research

Author : James H. Charlesworth
ISBN : 9780802867285
Genre : Religion
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This volume explores nearly every facet of Jesus research -- from eyewitness criteria to the reliability of memory, from archaeology to psychobiography, from oral traditions to literary sources, and from narrative criticism to Gospel criticism. Bringing together a wide variety of topics and perspectives in one volume, this ambitious collaborative enterprise casts light on important debates and encourages creative links between ideas new and old. This distinguished collection of articles by internationally renowned Jewish and Christian scholars originates with the Princeton-Prague Symposium on Jesus Research. It summarizes the significant advances in understanding Jesus that scholars have made in recent years, chiefly through the development of diverse methodologies. Even readers who are already knowledgeable in the field will discover unique angles from well-known New Testament scholars, and all will be brought up to speed on the current state-of-play within Jesus studies.

Language And Revolution

Author : Associate Professor of History Igal Halfin
ISBN : 9781135774646
Genre : Political Science
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This work examines the role of language in forging the modern subject. Focusing on the idea of the "New Man" that has animated all revolutionaries, the present volume asks what it meant to define oneself in terms of one's class origins, gender, national belonging or racial origins.


Author : Richard Fardon
ISBN : 9781134840816
Genre : Social Science
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Globalization is often described as the spread of western culture to other parts of the world. How accurate is the depiction of 'cultural flow'? In Counterworks, ten anthropologists examine the ways in which global processes have affected particular localities where they have carried out research. They challenge the validity of anthropological concepts of culture in the light of the pervasive connections which exist between local and global factors everywhere. Rather than assuming that the world is culturally diverse, this book proposes that culture is itself a representation of the similarities and difference recognized between forms of social life. The authors address issues of globalization in terms of diverse histories and traditions of knowledge, which may include the construction of difference as cultural. In its attention to specific local situations, such as Bali, Cuba, Bolivia, Greece, Kenya, and the Maoris in New Zealand, Counterworks argues that the apparent oppositoin between strong westernizing, global forces and weak concept of culture, which supposes cultures to be integrated and possessed of essential properties, needs rethinking in a contemporary world where a marked sense of culture has become a wide-spread property of people's social knowledge. The book will have wide appeal to anthropologists, to students of comparative studies in history, religion and language, and to anyone interested in the phenomenon of postmodernism.

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