Author: Catherine Geel, Catherine Lévy
Publisher: Editions Du Seuil
Collects photographs of everyday objects designed and made in India, including packets of tissues, bottles of detergent, stickers on rickshaws, stamps, and light bulbs, with a brief description of each item.
Christ and Horrors
Author: Marilyn McCord Adams
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Who would the Saviour have to be, what would the Saviour have to do to rescue human beings from the meaning-destroying experiences of their lives such as permanent pain or sadistic abuse? This 2006 book offers a systematic Christology that is at once biblical and philosophical, focusing on Christ as horror-defeater.
Colors of the Robe
Author: Ananda Abeysekara
Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press
"Poised to spark debate among scholars of religious studies and other disciplines, Colors of the Robe sheds new light on the Sri Lankan Buddhist universe of ethics and politics and, more important, suggests innovative directions for the global study of religion, identity, culture, politics, and violence. In a volume that surpasses other studies in tracking, identifying, and locating Sri Lankan Buddhism in its sectarian, ethnic, cultural, social, and political constructions, Ananda Abeysekara lays down a challenge to postcolonial and postmodern theory. He argues that although criticisms have undermined the orientalist constructions of culture, they cannot help us understand, let alone theorize, the emergence of contemporary authoritative discourses that define distinctions involving religion and violence, identity and difference. Supplanting that aim, Abeysekara illuminates the shifting configurations that characterize the relations connected with postcolonial religious identity and culture."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
This text considers how a host of ethical traditions define civil society. It considers a range of traditions, including libertarianism, critical theory, Islam and Judaism, and to the extent which they agree or disagree on how to define civil society's limits and evaluate it's benefits and harms.
The 2nd edition of LNM 523 is based on the two first authors' mathematical approach of this theory presented in its 1st edition in 1976. An entire new chapter on the current forefront of research has been added. Except for this new chapter and the correction of a few misprints, the basic material and presentation of the first edition has been maintained. At the end of each chapter the reader will also find notes with further bibliographical information.
The Defence of French
Author: Robin Adamson
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
This book aims to find out whether French, one of the great languages of the world, is in crisis or not. It traces the history and development of language defence in France and examines the sometimes contradictory attitudes of French people to their beloved language. It assesses the necessity for and the usefulness of the many activities in defence of French and suggests what its future might be.
A wiser century?
Author: Ursula E. Heinz, Universität Kiel. Walther-Schücking-Institut für Internationales Recht
Author: Upinder Singh, Nayanjot Lahiri
Publisher: In the Hands of a Child
Revised version of papers presented at the Workshop on Ancient Indian History, held at New Delhi during 27-28 August 2005.
Author: Rudolfo Anaya
Publisher: Open Road Media
A high-profile murder ignites a hotbed of political treachery and terrorist threats that pit the Chicano PI against his most formidable foe Sonny Baca has learned to see beneath life’s observable reality and develop a new kind of sight. The Chicano PI will need his most powerful guardian spirits when he’s called in to investigate the death of the governor of New Mexico. Before the murder, Sonny dreamed of a body floating in dark, swirling water. Not only was the governor drowned, but black feathers were found on his corpse. Sonny fears the killer is his old nemesis, Raven, the vicious cult leader responsible for the death of Sonny’s cousin and the near death of Sonny’s girlfriend, Rita. But the worst is yet to com: Someone has planted a bomb in the Valles Caldera, near Los Alamos. And it’s set to go off in a few hours. Is this the work of Raven? Or someone else? With Chica, his dreaming dog, Sonny delves into the world of the Jemez Pueblo tribe, which has made the mountain its sacred site. But the evil that men do could annihilate the land and a people struggling desperately for survival. Now Sonny must stop a killer before more innocent people die—if his own hunger for revenge doesn’t destroy him first.
Advances in Algebraic Geometry Codes presents the most successful applications of algebraic geometry to the field of error-correcting codes, which are used in the industry when one sends information through a noisy channel. The noise in a channel is the corruption of a part of the information due to either interferences in the telecommunications or degradation of the information-storing support (for instance, compact disc). An error-correcting code thus adds extra information to the message to be transmitted with the aim of recovering the sent information. With contributions from renowned researchers, this pioneering book will be of value to mathematicians, computer scientists, and engineers in information theory.
Love Is Hard Work
Author: Miguel Algarin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
A collection of poems that is both autobiographical and a portrait of life in New York's Lower East Side
Transcript of papers presented during the 2nd SAARC Business Conclave held in Mumbai, India, in 2007 organized by South Asia Region of the World Bank in collaboration with South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation.
This guide to civil society provides a quick and easy reference to the key people, concepts and organizations of the third sector. It contains approximately 300 up-to-date entries including all terms and concepts associated with civil society, as well as regional information. Key features of the dictionary include: * definitions of concepts and terms surrounding civil society * details on specific regions important in the history of civil society, such as India, the CIS and the USA * profiles of the key personalities and organizations involved in the third sector * includes information on how the sector operates (e.g. Fair Trade, grassroots organizations and exit strategies) * provides information that would otherwise require many volumes to locate. Key terms include: Citizenship, Social Captial, Rule of Law, Nonprofit Management, Corporate Responsibilities and Social Origins Theory.
Organization behaviour (OB) is a relatively recent and still growing area of academic enquiry having only emerged since the 1950s. This book is a collection of essays to mark the retirement of Derek Pugh - one of the most influential scholars in the field.
Sustainable water management is a key environmental challenge of the 21st century. This book presents the very latest studies, methods and innovations for managing our water resources from the first International Conference on Adaptive and Integrated Water Management, held in November 2007 in Basel, Switzerland. The book addresses a wide interdisciplinary audience of scientists and professionals from academia, industry, and those involved in policy making.