• Social Science

Despite All Adversities

Spanish-American Queer Cinema
Author: Andrés Lema-Hincapié,Debra A. Castillo
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 1438459122
Category: Social Science
Page: 320
View: 9442
Provides sophisticated theoretical approaches to Latin American cinema and sexual culture. Despite All Adversities examines a representative selection of notable queer films by Spanish America’s most important directors since the 1950s. Each chapter focuses on a single film and offers rich and thoughtful new interpretations by a prominent scholar. The book explores films from across the region, including Tomás Gutiérrez Alea’s and Juan Carlos Tabío’s Fresa y chocolate (Strawberry and Chocolate, 1993), Marcelo Piñeyro’s Plata quemada (Burnt Money, 2000), Barbet Schroeder’s La Virgen de los Sicarios (Our Lady of the Assassins, 2000), Lucía Puenzo’s XXY (XXY, 2007), Francisco J. Lombardi’s No se lo digas a nadie (Don’t Tell Anyone, 1998), Arturo Ripstein’s El lugar sin límites (Hell Without Limits, 1978), among others. A survey of recent lesbian-themed Mexican films is also included.

    • Biography & Autobiography

Abuse and the Power of Weak

New Delhi, the Rise and Fall of the Empire
Author: Ajit S. Chauhan the Hurricane,Ajit S. Chauhan
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1449084656
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 276
View: 5473
This book is an amazing and very interesting story of the accounts of a child who struggled for survival during his childhood with just bare means and all adversities, where two square meals of food was a struggle. But with dreams, determination and hard work, he goes on to achieve great heights in life and makes it a 'success story' of 'from rags to riches'. He travels around the world and writes accounts of each place he lived abroad. His life despite all success has never been free from troubles and difficulties but he has dreams. He somehow keep trying to achieve his life objectives and wants to leave behind a mark. It is a continued fight and struggle story. But one important decision changes his life and threatens his very existence when his own betray him. Some other person in his place would have finished but he musters all strength and courage and gets up again to make a final concerted attempt in life to emerge 'victorious'. These accounts may embarrass some but without these, the story may not have been made. It is a life time touching and rare work of literature and should not be missed by anyone.

    • Philosophy

Advancing Despite Adversities, Vol 2


Author: Odims Great
Publisher: Booksmango
ISBN: 1633232514
Category: Philosophy
Page: 129
View: 4918
This book is not written to give you excuses for your failings but to inspire you to go on and succeed in spite of your past failures. The past has passed. It no longer has power over you. As long as the failure failed to kill you, never fail to rise again. Only trees and dead men keep lying were they were hit down. Bouncing back is the inherent ability of the living. Gain an inspiration to rise again, never an excuse to stay down. Turn your defeat into a deafening feat. Ask Churchill, the moment when enemies and failures surround you and it seems you have kissed your last hope of success goodbye; that could be your finest moment. This book is filled with such moments, moments when adversity turns advantage, advancing one to ones greatness and stardom. Moments when problems yield progress and past trials birth triumph. A man could still win a war after several losses in battles. Yes, you can still win at the end after your many temporary defeats. A man is only defeated when he quits as victory is always certain for the man who keeps fighting, relentlessly. The truth is, history have shown that great failures are often the prerequisite for great success. There is no great success in life that has never seen failure. Even Jesus had to encounter various failures and heartaches en route becoming the name above all names. Always remember, those who chickened out in the face of adversity live to work for and serve those who advanced despite theirs.

    • Science

Beekeeping for Poverty Alleviation and Livelihood Security

Vol. 1: Technological Aspects of Beekeeping
Author: Rakesh Kumar Gupta,Wim Reybroeck,Johan W. van Veen,Anuradha Gupta
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9401791996
Category: Science
Page: 665
View: 6890
This Book intends to address all aspects needed to develop beekeeping into a powerful instrument of rural development and will focus on beekeeping as a tool for Poverty Alleviation and Livelihood security. In the backdrop of the social and economic issues of the people living in poverty region, the book aims to delineate specific motivation approaches to engage them in beekeeping and will serve as a guide for effective marketing through diversification and value addition of bee products. Nevertheless, marketing and environmental issues will remain an important component of this book. The aim is also to focus on indirect benefit of beekeeping so that it is integrated with farming and nature conservation. Other topics include ensuring the provision of practical techniques in handling and management of bees. It will provide detailed information on good contacts with policymakers and authorities; and channels for attracting finance especially in the third world countries. An interdisciplinary approach is the key feature of the book and it will also focus on few case histories and success stories to encourage the reader to take up beekeeping as a new venture gradually in a phased manner like traditional-transitional and modernised beekeeping. With the publication of this book, we hope to hand out a practical guide that will assist all those who are involved in beekeeping for development. We hope it will stimulate beekeeping as an integrated activity with farming and nature conservation and will serve in many households for poverty alleviation and livelihood security.

    • History

The Lie That Is Lincoln


Author: Stephen Miklosik M.D.
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469156423
Category: History
Page: 301
View: 2491
This book describes the unnecessary actions of Abraham Lincoln in causing and pursuing the greatest American crime of the nineteenth century, the American Civil war and secondly its cover-up by his cabinet and all the sycophantic historians following. My extensive reading on the Civil War and visiting the Gettysburg battlefield left me aghast as to the number of soldiers, the cream of. American manhood, were sacrificed and wasted upon the numerous battlefields 600,000 plus, more dead than all American wars combined. Yet historians pass this off as justifiable homicide, and a small price to pay to achieve freedom for four million slaves. To me this is sheer blasphemy! According to 'the philosophical principles espoused by Jean Jacques Rousseau, John Locke, Thomas Hobbes etc., the Thirteen Colonies claimed their natural right to declare their independence fro. the Mother Country, Britain. and establish their own right to self-determination. The Declaration of Independence, beginning "When in the Course of human Events, it becomes necessary for one People t() dissolve the Political Bands which have connected the. with another" etc., says it all. (Interestingly Texas used almost identical language in their declaration to be free from Mexico.) But men the South had the audacity to declare these same fundamental rights an enraged Lincoln denied it to them thereby plunging the nation in the worst case of fratricide the world has ever known through his scorched-earth policy. Using the clever battle-cry. "The Nation must be preserved" he convinced the Nation as to the urgency of crushing the South.

    • Biography & Autobiography

1307 Days Under the Noose


Author: Rafail Kosovsky
Publisher: Rafail Kosovsky
ISBN: 0615241131
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 228
View: 9074
The true and amazing story of a Jew surviving in German captivity during World War II.

    • Philosophy

Confucian Ethics of the Axial Age

A Reconstruction under the Aspect of the Breakthrough Toward Postconventional Thinking
Author: Heiner Roetz
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791416495
Category: Philosophy
Page: 373
View: 3998
Confucian Ethics of the Axial Age describes the formative period of Chinese culture the last centuries of the Zhou dynasty as an early epoch of enlightenment. It comprehensively reconstructs the ethical discourse as thought gradually became emancipated from tradition and institutions. Rather than presenting a chronology of different thinkers and works, this book discusses the systematic aspects of moral philosophies. Based on original texts, Roetz focuses on filial piety; the conflict between the family and the state; the legitimating of the political order; the virtues of loyalty, friendship, and harmony; concepts of justice; the principle of humaneness and its different readings; the Golden Rule; the moral person; the autonomous self, motivation, decision and conscience; and various attempts to ground morality in religion, human nature, or reason. These topics are arranged in such a way that the genetic structure and the logical development of the moral reasoning becomes apparent. From this detached perspective, conventional morality is either rejected or critically reestablished under the restraint of new abstract and universal norms. This makes the Chinese developments part of the ancient worldwide movement of enlightenment of the axial age."

    • Medical

Annual Review of Nursing Education, Volume 5, 2007

Challenges and New Directions in Nursing Education
Author: Marilyn H. Oermann, PhD, RN, FAAN,Kathleen T. Heinrich, PhD, RN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826104816
Category: Medical
Page: 320
View: 6004
This timely volume in the Springer Annual Review of Nursing Education series reflects the hottest issues and trends igniting national discourse today. Written by nurse educators and focused on the practice of teaching across settings, the Annual Review provides educators in associate, baccalaureate, and graduate nursing programs, staff development, and continuing education with an array of strategies to expand their horizons and enrich their teaching. From the lessons nurse educators and students learned in surviving the Gulf coast hurricanes to the impact of foreign nurses' immigration on American nursing education, Volume 5 presents topics in the vanguard of nursing education concerns. Topics included in this volume: Standardized patients in nursing education Strategy for teaching cultural competence Managing difficult student situations Challenges calling American nurses to think and act globally Using benchmarking for continuous quality improvement E-portfolios in nursing education

    • Medical

Teaching Cultural Competence in Nursing and Health Care, Second Edition


Author: Dr. Marianne R Jeffreys, EdD, RN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826117880
Category: Medical
Page: 424
View: 4838
"This book will help educators understand the multidemensional process of cultural competence, and the vignettes it provides will be useful to anyone who teaches cultural competence."--Nursing Education Perspectives In our multicultural society, nurses and health care providers, educators and administrators, professional association leaders, and researchers must work toward achieving cultural competency. This new edition, along with the digital Cultural Competence Education Resource Toolkit, offers a unique and effective guide to do just that. Newly updated and revised, this book presents ready-to-use materials for planning, implementing, and evaluating cultural competence strategies and programs. Users will learn to identify the needs of diverse constituents, evaluate outcomes, prevent multicultural-related workplace conflict, and much more. Complete with vignettes, case exemplars, illustrations, and assessment tools, this book is required reading for those working in academic settings, health care institutions, employee education, and nursing and health care organizations and associations. Key Features: Offers a wide selection of educational activities and techniques for diverse learners Presents guidelines for helping educators, students, and professionals to maximize strengths, minimize weaknesses, and facilitate success Describes toolkit questionnaires for measuring and evaluating cultural learning and performance Provides guidelines for employee orientation programs to achieve cultural competence in the workplace The Digital Cultural Competence Education Resource Toolkit: The Toolkit consists of three sets of tools and a total of 21 distinct tools. The three sets of tools are: Resources for Academic Settings; Resources for Health Care Institutions; and Resources for Professional Associations. Taken together, the tools provide a comprehensive set of materials for planning, implementing, and evaluating cultural competence education strategies and programs. These tools may be used alone or in conjunction with other tools and will be of use to a broad range of readers at all levels: nurses, educators, administrators, association leaders, managers, researchers, students, and other health care providers. The tools and this book will enable you to achieve optimal cultural competence.

    • Social Science

On Being a Conceptual Animal


Author: Arthur H. Niehoff
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1585005592
Category: Social Science
Page: 364
View: 1313
If you have ever wished teens weren't so rebellious, you won't after reading this book. It is an explanation of spirited youth and the heroic roles they struggle to have in society. Rebelliousness is a part of this struggle, an inborn drive to demonstrate high self-worth that opposes families, schools, and communities that restrict them to roles that offer no means of being special, daring, and invincible. Notions about adolescence create such restrictions. The book counters them with findings and perspectives from human and social science, philosophy, myth, and cultural history to show that spirited youth: 1) innately struggle to realize potentials of their awakening spiritual intelligence; 2) aren't adequately supported by modern forms of parenting, family, and community; 3) respond well to authoritative validation and properly resist authoritarian control; 4) lose optimism about what they can become when forced to be obedient and dependent; and 5) will become a Guardian Class that defends and creates good in communities when they are consistently validated. A validating approach to parenting that extends beyond one or two adults in a nuclear family is presented. Guidelines are offered on how it can support youth spiritual development, which is manifested by behavior that departs from established norms, encounters trials and tests, and confronts adversaries and dangers. This pattern of behavior produces positive change when adults nurture, affirm, and engage what is actually underway: 1) struggling for freedoms, possibilities, and opportunities; 2) aspiring to be special, daring, and invincible; 3) seeking to change things through defiance, challenge, and aggression; and 4) discovering the calling, purpose, and vision for their lives.

    • Religion

The New Friars

The Emerging Movement Serving the World's Poor
Author: Scott A. Bessenecker
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830836012
Category: Religion
Page: 199
View: 5782
There's a significant movement going on throughout the world: young people serving in solidarity with the poorest of the poor. This movement shares values and goals with ancient monastic and missional orders known as friars. But pouring yourself out in humble service looks different in every era. Scott Bessenecker looks at the new friars in the context of the old, inspiring us to look at the world differently: every person, regardless of station, is our brother or sister, and our love for God must translate into love for them. Market/Audience Mission and evangelism organizations Missionaries Urbana 06 attendees Young adults Endorsements "Scott Bessenecker has taken the risk (or fallen to the temptation!) of putting words to a stirring of the Spirit that is both fresh and ancient. His brilliant work is a celebration of the new things God is doing, while locating these movements humbly throughout church history, as the simple renewals that the Spirit seems to bring over and over on the margins of empires and markets that threaten to infect and colonize the Christian identity. But be careful neither to hail these ragamuffin disciples as celebrities or to dismiss them as saints. Rather, allow their lives to challenge us to rethink what it means to be Christian. After all, the very fact that they seem radical or odd may only be an indictment on the sort of Christianity we have become accustomed to." Shane Claiborne, founding member of The Simple Way, and author of The Irresistible Revolution Features and Benefits Surveys significant social justice movements throughout the world that share values and goals with ancient monastic and missional orders. Shares stories of remarkable missionary efforts.

    • Business & Economics

The European Union as a Model for the Development of Mercosur?


Author: Wenzel Matiaske,Hauke Brunkhorst,Gerd Grözinger,Marcelo Neves
Publisher: Rainer Hampp Verlag
ISBN: 3866181124
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 205
View: 4696
It is rarely questioned that the European Union can be considered a model for other world regions. Comparable initiatives elsewhere are much less integrated, and up until now less successful, even if like Mercosur they are based on the European model. Although elements of the democratic rule of law in the EU are more developed than in all comparable projects and organisations, the model character of the EU is highly questionable in terms of democratic theory, and we should ask what scholars concerned with the European Union can learn from similar experiments in other world regions. Perhaps experience from the Merco-sur countries with deliberative citizen democracy at the local level, the double perspective of the still ongoing transition from a 'nominalistic' to a 'normative' constitutional regime within nation states, and the simultaneous continental net-working of law, economics, and policy could also be instructive for the current EU with its new problems in the realm of democracy and rights. Transcontinen-tal social capital can only build-up if the learning processes are opened in both directions. The individual contributions to this volume move between the poles 'effectiveness' and 'democracy'. It is the result of an international workshop or-ganized by scholars from Flensburg University and from the Fundação Getúlio Vargas in Sao Paulo.

    • Reference

Advancing Despite Adversities, Vol 1


Author: Odims Great
Publisher: Booksmango
ISBN: 1633232492
Category: Reference
Page: 134
View: 9777
This book is not written to give you excuses for your failings but to inspire you to go on and succeed in spite of your past failures. The past has passed. It no longer has power over you. As long as the failure failed to kill you, never fail to rise again. Only trees and dead men keep lying were they were hit down. Bouncing back is the inherent ability of the living. Gain an inspiration to rise again, never an excuse to stay down. Turn your defeat into a deafening feat. Ask Churchill, the moment when enemies and failures surround you and it seems you have kissed your last hope of success goodbye; that could be your finest moment. This book is filled with such moments, moments when adversity turns advantage, advancing one to ones greatness and stardom. Moments when problems yield progress and past trials birth triumph. A man could still win a war after several losses in battles. Yes, you can still win at the end after your many temporary defeats. A man is only defeated when he quits as victory is always certain for the man who keeps fighting, relentlessly. The truth is, history have shown that great failures are often the prerequisite for great success. There is no great success in life that has never seen failure. Even Jesus had to encounter various failures and heartaches en route becoming the name above all names. Always remember, those who chickened out in the face of adversity live to work for and serve those who advanced despite theirs.

    • Performing Arts

New Maricón Cinema

Outing Latin American Film
Author: Vinodh Venkatesh
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 1477310177
Category: Performing Arts
Page: N.A
View: 5532
Recent critically and commercially acclaimed Latin American films such as XXY, Contracorriente, and Plan B create an affective and bodily connection with viewers that elicits in them an emotive and empathic relationship with queer identities. Referring to these films as New Maricón Cinema, Vinodh Venkatesh argues that they represent a distinct break from what he terms Maricón Cinema, or a cinema that deals with sex and gender difference through an ethically and visually disaffected position, exemplified in films such as Fresa y chocolate, No se lo digas a nadie, and El lugar sin límites. Covering feature films from Argentina, Chile, Cuba, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, the United States, and Venezuela, New Maricón Cinema is the first study to contextualize and analyze recent homo-/trans-/intersexed-themed cinema in Latin America within a broader historical and aesthetic genealogy. Working with theories of affect, circulation, and orientations, Venkatesh examines key scenes in the work of auteurs such as Marco Berger, Javier Fuentes-León, and Julia Solomonoff and in films including Antes que anochezca and Y tu mamá también to show how their use of an affective poetics situates and regenerates viewers in an ethically productive cinematic space. He further demonstrates that New Maricón Cinema has encouraged the production of “gay friendly” commercial films for popular audiences, which reflects wider sociocultural changes regarding gender difference and civil rights that are occurring in Latin America.

    • Buddhism

Vajra Bodhi Sea


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Buddhism
Page: N.A
View: 3964

    • Self-Help

My Inspirational Memoir And Thoughts


Author: Gugu Gwen Masondo
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1490706143
Category: Self-Help
Page: 116
View: 7038
Gugu Gwen Masondo is a single parent to one son. She was rejected by her father and was raised by her distant relative of her mother's. Despite all the adversities she has faced growing up and in her journey to achieving her goals, she has conquered and has achieved her dreams because of her determination, courage, tenacity, and strong faith in God. In this book, she shares her thoughts and messages of encouragement and hope, which she strongly believes were all put in her spirit by God. She has been in bondage for forty-two years and was delivered in 2011. Her writings are inspired by her life experiences and her observations. She believes God has a great purpose for her life, taking into account all the incidents she has encountered and how her life has unfolded. She has touched some lives so far, mainly on Facebook, where she started with her writings. She has no intention whatsoever of causing conflict or confusion of any kind to the reader. It is entirely up to the reader whether they use the material in a way that would be beneficial to them or not. Her main objective and hope and prayer is to see and know that somebody's life somewhere has, in one way or the other, changed for the better through her memoir.

    • Biography & Autobiography

The Gift of Fire


Author: Dan Caro
Publisher: Hay House, Inc
ISBN: 9781401927882
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 170
View: 5149
Dan Caro has been proving the world wrong since he was in diapers. When he was two years old, he was engulfed in a fireball during a gasoline explosion in the family garage and was left with third-degree burns over most of his body—so severe that doctors held out little hope he’d survive more than a few days. Dan was in such excruciating pain that his devastated parents silently prayed for God to end their son’s suffering and welcome him into heaven. And it seemed as if God was willing to oblige—Dan technically died on the operating table several times in the hours following the accident. But even though his heart stopped, Dan’s spirit wasn’t ready to give up . . . somehow he knew he had work to do. Despite the odds, Dan survived, but life would not be easy. The fire left him badly maimed and disfigured. His hands were burned away, as was most of his skin and nearly all of his face. He would endure years of painful surgeries and endless months of lonely isolation in burn units, only to suffer the agony of social rejection, shunned and called "monster" by both children and adults in his Louisiana hometown. With the support of his loving parents and siblings, Dan did not despair. He kept his heart open to the world and focused on the positive energy around him. Before his sixth birthday, he vowed that his life would not be defined by the way others saw him or the restrictions of his so-called physical handicaps. Dan set himself a series of life goals, starting with the art of tying his shoelaces without fingers. Once he had achieved that milestone, he decided he could do anything . . . so why not learn to play the drums? When Dan was told he’d never be able to do so, he promised himself that one day he’d become one of the most accomplished drummers in the city that gave jazz its name—New Orleans! Since that day, Dan’s music has inspired thousands, and many more have also been inspired by his personal philosophy of focusing on the positive, refusing to accept limits, and living life with an open heart. Today, the young man who was once shunned and called "monster" by his neighbors is very much in demand as a public speaker and travels the country encouraging others to not just overcome life’s hardships, but to view adversity as a gift that can drive us toward reaching our full potential. This is Dan’s first book.

    • Psychology

Supernormal

The Untold Story of Adversity and Resilience
Author: Meg Jay
Publisher: Twelve
ISBN: 1455559148
Category: Psychology
Page: 256
View: 491
Clinical psychologist and author of The Defining Decade, Meg Jay takes us into the world of the supernormal: those who soar to unexpected heights after childhood adversity. Whether it is the loss of a parent to death or divorce; bullying; alcoholism or drug abuse in the home; mental illness in a parent or a sibling; neglect; emotional, physical or sexual abuse; having a parent in jail; or growing up alongside domestic violence, nearly 75% of us experience adversity by the age of 20. But these experiences are often kept secret, as are our courageous battles to overcome them. Drawing on nearly two decades of work with clients and students, Jay tells the tale of ordinary people made extraordinary by these all-too-common experiences, everyday superheroes who have made a life out of dodging bullets and leaping over obstacles, even as they hide in plain sight as doctors, artists, entrepreneurs, lawyers, parents, activists, teachers, students and readers. She gives a voice to the supernormals among us as they reveal not only "How do they do it?" but also "How does it feel?" These powerful stories, and those of public figures from Andre Agassi to Jay Z, will show supernormals they are not alone but are, in fact, in good company. Marvelously researched and compassionately written, this exceptional book narrates the continuing saga that is resilience as it challenges us to consider whether -- and how -- the good wins out in the end.

    • Transportation

The Buccaneers of America


Author: Alexander O. Exquemelin
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486138690
Category: Transportation
Page: 240
View: 8176
Fascinating chronicle of the bands of plundering sea rovers who roamed the Caribbean and coastlines of Central America in the 17th century. Includes exploits of the infamous Henry Morgan and his burning of Panama City.

Against All Odds

Ten Historical Figures Who Overcome Incredible Adversity, from William the Bastard to Winston Churchill
Author: Michael Rank
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781542640275
Category:
Page: 260
View: 8471
These ten figures did incredible things to overcome unimaginable adversity