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Violent Ends

By Shaun David Hutchinson,Neal Shusterman,Brendan Shusterman,Beth Revis,Cynthia Leitich Smith,Courtney Summers,Kendare Blake,Delilah S. Dawson,Steve Brezenoff,Tom Leveen,Hannah Moskowitz,Blythe Woolston,Trish Doller,Mindi Scott,Margie Gelbwasser,Christine Johnson,E. M. Kokie,Elisa Nader
  • Writer : Shaun David Hutchinson,Neal Shusterman,Brendan Shusterman,Beth Revis,Cynthia Leitich Smith,Courtney Summers,Kendare Blake,Delilah S. Dawson,Steve Brezenoff,Tom Leveen,Hannah Moskowitz,Blythe Woolston,Trish Doller,Mindi Scott,Margie Gelbwasser,Christine Johnson,E. M. Kokie,Elisa Nader
  • Isbn : 148143747X
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Number of Pages : 352
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Review Counts : 737
  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : violent-ends.pdf

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In a one-of-a-kind collaboration, seventeen of the most recognizable YA writers—including Shaun David Hutchinson, Neal and Brendan Shusterman, and Beth Revis—come together to share the viewpoints of a group of students affected by a school shooting. It took only twenty-two minutes for Kirby Matheson to exit his car, march onto the school grounds, enter the gymnasium, and open fire, killing six and injuring five others. But this isn’t a story about the shooting itself. This isn’t about recounting that one unforgettable day. This is about one boy—who had friends, enjoyed reading, playing saxophone in the band, and had never been in trouble before—became a monster capable of entering his school with a loaded gun and firing bullets at his classmates. Each chapter is told from a different victim’s viewpoint, giving insight into who Kirby was and who he’d become. Some are sweet, some are dark; some are seemingly unrelated, about fights or first kisses or late-night parties. This is a book told from multiple perspectives—with one character and one event drawing them all together—by some of YA’s most recognizable names.

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  • Pdf File: westworld-and-philosophy.pdf

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“We can’t define consciousness because consciousness does not exist. Humans fancy that there’s something special about the way we perceive the world, and yet we live in loops as tight and as closed as the hosts do, seldom questioning our choices, content, for the most part, to be told what to do next.” —Dr. Robert Ford, Westworld Have you ever questioned the nature of your reality? HBO’s Westworld, a high-concept cerebral television series which explores the emergence of artificial consciousness at a futuristic amusement park, raises numerous questions about the nature of consciousness and its bearing on the divide between authentic and artificial life. Are our choices our own? What is the relationship between the mind and the body? Why do violent delights have violent ends? Could machines ever have the moral edge over man? Does consciousness create humanity, or humanity consciousness? In Westworld and Philosophy, philosophers, filmmakers, scientists, activists, and ethicists ask the questions you’re not supposed to ask and suggest the answers you’re not supposed to know. There’s a deeper level to this game, and this book charts a course through the maze of the mind, examining how we think about humans, hosts, and the world around us on a journey toward self-actualization. Essays explore different facets of the show’s philosophical puzzles, including the nature of autonomy as well as the pursuit of liberation and free thought, while levying a critical eye at the human example as Westworld’s hosts ascend to their apotheosis in a world scarred and defined by violent acts. The perfect companion for Westworld fans who want to exit the park and bend their minds around the philosophy behind the scenes, Westworld and Philosophy will enrich the experience of the show for its viewers and shed new light on its enigmatic twists and turns.

The Routledge International Handbook of Mad Studies

By Peter Beresford,Jasna Russo
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn Code : 0429878648
  • Number of Pages : 410
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reviews : 185
  • Pdf File: the-routledge-international-handbook-of-mad-studies.pdf

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By drawing broadly on international thinking and experience, this book offers a critical exploration of Mad Studies and advances its theory and practice. Comprised of 34 chapters written by international leading experts, activists and academics, this handbook introduces and advances Mad Studies, as well as exploring resistance and criticism, and clarifying its history, ideas, what it is, and what it can offer. It presents examples of mad studies in action, covering initiatives that have been taken, their achievements and what can be learned from them. In addition to sharing research findings and evidence, the book offers examples and insights for advancing understandings of experiences of madness and distress from the perspectives of those who have (had) those experiences, and also explores ways of supporting people oppressed by conventional understandings and systems. This book will be of interest to all scholars and students of Mad Studies, disability studies, sociology, socio- legal studies, mental health and medicine more generally.

CONTEMPORARY POLITICAL THEORY

By M. J. VINOD,MEENA DESHPANDE
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  • Publisher : PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.
  • Isbn Code : 8120347137
  • Number of Pages : 592
  • Category : Political Science
  • Reviews : 808
  • Pdf File: contemporary-political-theory.pdf

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Intended as a text for the postgraduate students of political science, this well-researched book attempts to track the evolution of political ideas in the recent past and their background. It brings out the contemporary epistemological and methodological debates within the discipline and social sciences as a whole, and incorporates the latest developments in the field. Divided into forty chapters under eleven parts, the book deals with the core concepts and debates in political theory, and focuses on the state-society interactions. It tries to explain how the states, societies and cultures have responded to the emerging challenges thrown up by the social, economic and political factors, and the direction of the response. It also dwells on the impact of globalisation on current trends. Finally, the book analyses the ideas of modern Indian thinkers such as V.D. Savarkar, Jawaharlal Nehru, Ram Manohar Lohia, B.R. Ambedkar and Jayaprakash Narayan. Besides the postgraduate students of political science, the book would also be useful to the aspirants of civil services examinations and the initiated readers.

Living in the End Times

By Slavoj Zizek
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  • Publisher : Verso Books
  • Isbn Code : 1844677958
  • Number of Pages : 520
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Reviews : 685
  • Pdf File: living-in-the-end-times.pdf

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The underlying premise of the book is a simple one: the global capitalist system is approaching an apocalyptic zero-point. Its four riders of the apocalypse are the ecological crisis, the consequences of the biogenetic revolution, the imbalances within the system itself (problems with intellectual property, the forthcoming struggle for raw materials, food and water), and the explosions of social divisions and exclusions. Society’s first reaction is ideological denial, then explosions of anger at the injustices of the new world order, attempts at bargaining, and when this fails, depression and withdrawal set in. Finally, after passing through this zero-point we no longer perceive it as a threat, but as the chance for a new beginning. or, as Mao Zedong might have put it, “There is great disorder under heaven, the situation is excellent.” Žižek traces out in detail these five stances, makes a plea for a return to the Marxian critique of political economy, and sniffs out the first signs of a budding communist culture in all its diverse forms—in utopias that range from Kafka’s community of mice to the collective of freak outcasts in the TV series Heroes.

Empress of All Seasons

By Emiko Jean
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  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Isbn Code : 1328530612
  • Number of Pages : 385
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reviews : 833
  • Pdf File: empress-of-all-seasons.pdf

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In this Japanese folklore–inspired YA fantasy for fans of The Hunger Games, a lowly young woman with a monstrous secret competes to become empress. Each generation, a competition is held to find the next empress of Honoku. The rules are simple. Survive the palace’s enchanted seasonal rooms. Conquer Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall. Marry the prince. All are eligible to compete—all except yōkai, supernatural monsters and spirits whom the human emperor is determined to enslave and destroy. Mari has spent a lifetime training to become empress. Winning should be easy. And it would be, if she weren't hiding a dangerous secret. Mari is a yōkai with the ability to transform into a terrifying monster. If discovered, her life will be forfeit. As she struggles to keep her true identity hidden, Mari’s fate collides with that of Taro, the prince who has no desire to inherit the imperial throne, and Akira, a half-human, half-yōkai outcast. Torn between duty and love, loyalty and betrayal, vengeance and forgiveness, the choices of Mari, Taro, and Akira will decide the fate of Honoku… Winter 2018-2019 Kids’ Indie Next List “Dark, daring, and utterly delicious.”—C.J. Redwine, New York Times–bestselling author of The Bloodspell “Will latch onto your imagination and sweep you along for a magical and dangerous ride.”—Joelle Charbonneau, New York Times–bestselling author of The Testing Trilogy “Jean's world building is incredible.”—Booklist “An engaging story that also questions the power structures of heaven and earth, male and female, human and yokai. A narrative that will engage fans of the genre with a much-needed non-Western setting.”—Kirkus Reviews

The Blackwell Companion to Religion and Violence

By Andrew R. Murphy
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Isbn Code : 1444395734
  • Number of Pages : 632
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reviews : 680
  • Pdf File: the-blackwell-companion-to-religion-and-violence.pdf

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The timely Blackwell Companion to Religion and Violence brings together an international, interdisciplinary group of scholars who provide a coherent state of the art overview of the complex relationships between religion and violence. This companion tackles one of the most important topics in the field of Religion in the twenty-first century, pulling together a unique collection of cutting-edge work A focused collection of high-quality scholarship provides readers with a state-of-the-art account of the latest work in this field The contributors are broad-ranging, international, and interdisciplinary, and include historians, political scientists, religious studies scholars, sociologists, anthropologists, theologians, scholars of women's and gender studies and communication

The Boneless Mercies

By April Genevieve Tucholke
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  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
  • Isbn Code : 0374307083
  • Number of Pages : 288
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reviews : 462
  • Pdf File: the-boneless-mercies.pdf

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*A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year* *A Barnes & Noble Best YA Book of the Year* Frey, Ovie, Juniper, and Runa are the Boneless Mercies—girls hired to kill quickly, quietly, and mercifully. But Frey is weary of the death trade and, having been raised on the heroic sagas of her people, dreams of a bigger life. When she hears of an unstoppable monster ravaging a nearby town, Frey decides this is the Mercies' one chance out. The fame and fortune of bringing down such a beast would ensure a new future for all the Mercies. In fact, her actions may change the story arc of women everywhere. Full of fierce girls, bloodlust, tenuous alliances, and unapologetic quests for glory, this elegantly spun tale challenges the power of storytelling—and who gets to be the storyteller. Perfect for fans of Maggie Stiefvater, V.E. Schwab, and Heidi Heilig.

Beauty, Violence, Representation

By Lisa A. Dickson,Maryna Romanets
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn Code : 1134101996
  • Number of Pages : 224
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reviews : 837
  • Pdf File: beauty-violence-representation.pdf

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This volume explores the relationship among beauty, violence, and representation in a broad range of artistic and cultural texts, including literature, visual art, theatre, film, and music. Charting diversifying interests in the subject of violence and beauty, dealing with the multiple inflections of these questions and representing a spectrum of voices, the volume takes its place in a growing body of recent critical work that takes violence and representation as its object. This collection offers a unique opportunity, however, to address a significant gap in the critical field, for it seeks to interrogate specifically the nexus or interface between beauty and violence. While other texts on violence make use of regimes of representation as their subject matter and consider the effects of aestheticization, beauty as a critical category is conspicuously absent. Furthermore, the book aims to "rehabilitate" beauty, implicitly conceptualized as politically or ethically regressive by postmodern anti-aesthetics cultural positions, and further facilitate its come-back into critical discourse.

Collective Violence

By James F. Short, Jr.,Marvin Eugene Wolfgang
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  • Publisher : Transaction Publishers
  • Isbn Code : 0202364933
  • Number of Pages : 387
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reviews : 367
  • Pdf File: collective-violence.pdf

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Collective violence has played an important role throughout American history, though we have typically denied it. But it is not enough to repress violence or to suppress our knowledge of it. We must understand the phenomenon, and to do this, we must learn what violent groups are trying to say. Th at some choose violence tells us something about the perpetrators, inevitably, about ourselves and the society we have built. This collection of provocative contributions addresses theory and research on violence as a group phenomenon. The editors were co-directors of research for the National Commission on the Causes and Prevention of Violence in the 1960s, and many of the contributors to this volume were involved in that research. Collective Violence distills their findings as well as takes a later, harder look at the forms, sources, and meanings of riots and rebellion. Short and Wolfgang consider the political implications of collective violence, especially as it has appeared in the United States. Th e book includes essays on theory, comparative analyses based on anthropological and historical data, studies of the role of police and other social control agents, and summarizes discussions of U.S. public policy. The contributions range from anthropologists' descriptions of collective violence in primitive societies to general statements about the nature of collective violence. Collective Violence is intended for use in a wide range of courses in sociology, anthropology and political science. In addition its fi ndings will interest anyone wishing insight into the nature of group violence in American society.

Sri Ramakrishna In Today's Violent World

By A Vedanta Kesari Presentation
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  • Publisher : Sri Ramakrishna Math
  • Isbn Code : N.a
  • Number of Pages : 208
  • Category : Religion
  • Reviews : 694
  • Pdf File: sri-ramakrishna-in-today-s-violent-world.pdf

Book Excerpt:

This book is a collection of nineteen valuable articles published in a special issue of The Vedanta Kesari, the spiritual and cultural monthly of the Ramakrishna Order. The articles deal with Sri Ramakrishna’s universal message of peace and harmony and how it can serve as an antidote to violence and conflicting ideals in today’s world. This book will help the readers broaden their perspectives and understand Sri Ramakrishna’s message for curbing bloodshed and violence in today’s world.

Love at First Bite

By Gina Meyers
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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Isbn Code : 1450222013
  • Number of Pages : 208
  • Category : Cooking
  • Reviews : 238
  • Pdf File: love-at-first-bite.pdf

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The international phenomenon known as Twilight fever has ignited excitement in the kitchen. Delectable delights to satisfy the appetites of the humans can be found in the fictional book Twilight. Love at First Bite: the Unofficial Twilight Cookbook is meant to offer a satisfying array of warm, lovely dishes that anyone of any age can cook with ease and enjoyment. To help the reader determine the level of skill involved in preparing each dish, the recipes are labeled easy, medium, or hard. One fork means easy, two forks, medium, and three forks means it is a difficult or hard recipe. Filled with forbidden love, action, and danger, so brace yourself, and bring your very best table manners and your appetites. Dont forget your forks. Beautiful Bella Swan will be serving up some scrumptious delights to satisfy even the pickiest puritan vegetarian vampires. Intertwined in the pages of Love at First Bite, you will find Bells Lasagna, Harrys Famous Fish Fry, Mushroom Ravioli, Blushing Bella Punch, just to name a few. Your senses will be filled deep with the sweet aroma of mouthwatering I Dare You to Eat Pizza Edward, and sinfully delicious Red Velvet Cake. You know when the rooster crows, it is time to awaken your sense of taste and take a Bite at Dawn to Lemon Blueberry cake, Plum Pecan Waffles, or Grand Slam Sundae. Red juicy ripe vine tomatoes marinated in raspberry vinaigrette tempts the taste buds and is a featured salad in the There Are Cold Cut Sandwiches in the Fridge section. Pucker up and take a long cool sip of Sparkling Honey Lemonade in a citrus salt rimmed glass, one of the virgin recipes found in the beverage chapter. Give into your epicurean temptation and take a bite into Love at First Bite: the Unofficial Twilight Cookbook. The recipes will leave you breathless and hungry for more. Besides luscious recipes, youll also find cast lists for Twilight, New Moon, and Eclipse, as well a Twilight Party Planning Checklist, Bellas Prom Planner, and tons of trivia. Also find invaluable resources on upcoming Unofficial Twilight Conventions, Twilight Cooking Classes and more. 'Love at First Bite' It's a book that cooks and one 'Twilight' fans can sink their teeth into http://macombdaily.com/articles/2010/06/27/life/srv0000008643306.txt Feast of vampires Twilight cookbook keeps the wolves of hunger at bay http://www.southbendtribune.com/article/20100627/Lives/100629625/1047/Lives This Bites (in a good way) http://www.nbcmiami.com/blogs/want-this/This-Bites-96856664.html Tasting Twilight, Recipes Inspired by The Twilight Saga http://www.ivillage.com/tasting-twilight-recipes-inspired-vampire-saga/3-a-214241 Love At First Bite http://www.calgaryherald.com/entertainment/Love+First+Bite/3189974/story.html Additional Media Announcements: (compiled by Erin of Smith Publicity) 6/9: York Daily Record: http://www.ydr.com/living/ci_15260777 6/12: 77 Square: http://host.madison.com/entertainment/dining/article_47c91549-20ac-5e88-94b8-793e1f5e91b2.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter 6/15: Taste Magazine Cincinnati (blog): http://tastecincinnati-food.blogspot.com/ 6/15: Winnipeg Sun: http://www.winnipegsun.com/news/sunspeaks/ian_shanley/2010/06/15/14399466.html 6/16: Charlotte Observer: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2010/06/16/1502901/food-notes.html 6/16: SheKnows.com: http://www.sheknows.com/articles/815725 6/19: Delish.com: http://www.delish.com/food/recalls-reviews/twilight-love-at-first-bite 6/21: RelateMag.com: http://www.relatemag.com/tag/gina-meyers/ 6/23: About.com (Guide to Desserts and Baking) (circ. 38.2 million): http://baking.about.com/od/chocolate/r/firstlovechocolatemoussetwilight.htm 6/23: Calgary Herald: http://www.calgaryherald.com/story_print.html?id=3189974&sponsor= 6/23: Vancouver Sun (via Calgary Herald): http://www.vancouversun.com/entertainment/Love+First+Bite+cookbook+inspired+Twilight+series/3192126/story.html 6/23: Star Phoenix (via Calgary Herald): http://www.thestarphoenix.com/story_print.html?id=3194105&sponsor= 6/23: Westword newspaper: http://blogs.westword.com/cafesociety/2010/06/gagging_down_the_twilight_cook.php 6/24: Observer & Eccentric Newspaper: http://www.hometownlife.com/article/20100624