A History of Cornell
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 651

A History of Cornell

This book conveys the unique character of the early university and establishes Cornell's wider significance as a case history in the development of higher education.

Urban Environmental Education Review
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 330

Urban Environmental Education Review

Urban Environmental Education Review explores how environmental education can contribute to urban sustainability. Urban environmental education includes any practices that create learning opportunities to foster individual and community well-being and environmental quality in cities. It fosters novel educational approaches and helps debunk common assumptions that cities are ecologically barren and that city people don't care for, or need, urban nature or a healthy environment. Topics in Urban Environmental Education Review range from the urban context to theoretical underpinnings, educational settings, participants, and educational approaches in urban environmental education. Chapters integr...

Worker Centers
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 316

Worker Centers

  • Categories: Law

Low-wage workers in the United States face obstacles including racial and ethnic discrimination, a pervasive lack of wage enforcement, misclassification of their employment, and for some, their status as undocumented immigrants. In the past, political parties, unions, and fraternal and mutual-aid societies served as important vehicles for workers who hoped to achieve political and economic integration. As these traditional civic institutions have weakened, low-wage workers must seek new structures for mutual support. Worker centers are among the institutions to which workers turn as they strive to build vibrant communities and attain economic and political visibility. Community-based worker ...

Summerfolk
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 260

Summerfolk

"Lovell shows that the dacha is defined less by its physical location - usually one or two hours' distance from a large city yet apart from the rural hinterland - than by the routines, values, and ideologies of its inhabitants. Drawing on sources as diverse as architectural pattern books, memoirs, paintings, fiction, and newspapers, he examines how dachniki ("summerfolk") have freed themselves from the workplace, cultivated domestic space, and created informal yet intense intellectual communities. He also reflects on the disdain that many Russians have felt toward the dacha, and their association of its lifestyle with physical idleness, private property, and unproductive use of the land.".

Shopping for Change
  • Language: en

Shopping for Change

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2017
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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The Embattled Self
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 214

The Embattled Self

How did the soldiers in the trenches of the Great War understand and explain battlefield experience, and themselves through that experience? Situated at the intersection of military history and cultural history, The Embattled Self draws on the testimony of French combatants to explore how combatants came to terms with the war. In order to do so, they used a variety of narrative tools at hand—rites of passage, mastery, a character of the soldier as a consenting citizen of the Republic. None of the resulting versions of the story provided a completely consistent narrative, and all raised more questions about the "truth" of experience than they answered. Eventually, a story revolving around t...

Tyranny of the Weak
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 328

Tyranny of the Weak

To much of the world, North Korea is an impenetrable mystery, its inner workings unknown and its actions toward the outside unpredictable and frequently provocative. Tyranny of the Weak reveals for the first time the motivations, processes, and effects of North Korea's foreign relations during the Cold War era. Drawing on extensive research in the archives of North Korea's present and former communist allies, including the Soviet Union, China, and East Germany, Charles K. Armstrong tells in vivid detail how North Korea managed its alliances with fellow communist states, maintained a precarious independence in the Sino-Soviet split, attempted to reach out to the capitalist West and present it...

Weapons of Mass Migration
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 342

Weapons of Mass Migration

policy tool, to what ends, and how and why it ever works." --Book Jacket.

Journeys from Childhood to Midlife
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 236

Journeys from Childhood to Midlife

Presents the development of resilience and coping systems in the underprivileged children of Kauai.

Books as Weapons
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 333

Books as Weapons

"John B. Hench's invaluable book helps to fill in another piece in the jigsaw of war. It brilliantly assays the high ambitions governments, publishers, and organizations had for the book as a repository and an arrowhead of civilization and education in World War II---and how these were realized." Juliet Gardiner, author of Wartime: Britain 1939-1945 "Hard on the heels of Gls at Normandy Beach arrived crates filled with American books, published expressly for them and for the people they came to liberate. Thus begins this riveting analysis of the overseas expansion of the once-provincial American publishing industry during and following World War II, aided and abetted at all turns by the fede...