Jeffrey L. Bernstein and Mandy Shannon
There is no other source that provides in one place the wide range and depth of insight found in Vital Statistics on American Politics (VSAP), published since 1988. VSAP provides historical and statistical information on all aspects of American politics:
- Political parties
- Voter turnout
- Public opinion
- Campaign finance
- Media perspective and influence, congressional membership and voting patterns
- The presidency and executive branch
- Military policy and spending
- Supreme Court and federal court make-up and caseloads
- Foreign, social, and economic policy
In over 230 tables and figures, students and professional researchers will find chapters devoted to key subject areas such as elections and political parties, public opinion and voting, the media, the three branches of U.S. government, foreign, military, social and economic policy, and much more. This book provides a vivid and multifaceted portrait of the broad spectrum of United States politics and policies.
Along with updated and new data content, this edition offers brand new data literacy lessons that take a "guide on the side" approach to teach data researchers how to wade through the sea of data and do the difficult work of grappling for the meaning of the data on their own. Lessons include understanding descriptive representation data, comparing data over time, noticing gaps in data, unpacking dichotomies of public opinion, and more.
Summary: Seven hard-won months into her sobriety, sociology professor Maris Heilman has her first blackout. She chalks it up to exhaustion, though she fears that her husband and daughter will suspect she's drinking again. Whatever their cause, the glitches start becoming more frequent. Sometimes minutes, sometimes longer, but always leaving Maris with the same disorienting question: Where have I been? Then another blackout lands Maris in the ER, where she makes an alarming discovery. A network of women is battling the same inexplicable malady. Is it a bizarre coincidence or something more sinister? What do all the women have in common besides missing time? Or is it who they have in common? In a desperate search for answers, Maris has no idea what's coming next just the escalating paranoia that her memories may be beyond her control, and that everything she knows could disappear in the blink of an eye
Deep in the Appalachian hills of Virginia, a brother and sister are in trouble. Miller’s ma is gone. His pa is gone. What else can be taken before he fights back? Miller knows the kind of men who inhabit these hills. He doesn’t want to become one of them. How can he protect himself and his sister without losing his soul? From the author of the critically acclaimed Jackson Flint mystery novels.
Their Determination to Remain : A Cherokee Community's Resistance to the Trail of Tears in North Carolina
In the 1830s, the U.S. government forcibly removed 60,000 Native Americans from their ancestral homelands in the southeastern United States to so-called Indian Territory west of the Mississippi River. The relocated peoples suffered from exposure, disease and starvation while en route on what came to be known as the Trail of Tears.
In 1838, hundreds of Cherokees in the mountains of Southern Appalachia avoided the invading U.S. Army and remained in the region, including a community of about 100 Cherokees hiding in the steep mountains of North Carolina.
Nietzsches Immoralism begins a two-volume critical reconstruction of a socialist, democratic, and non-liberal Nietzschean politics. Nietzsches ideal of amor fati (love of fate) cannot be individually adopted because it is incompatible with deep freedom of agency. However, we can create its social conditions thanks to an underappreciated aspect of his will-to-power psychology. We are driven not toward domination and conquest but toward resistance, contest, and playa heightened feeling of power provoked by equal challenges that enables the non-instrumental affirmation of suffering. This incompatibilist, anti-teleological psychology leads to Nietzsches distinctive immoralism: the abandonment of cultural means of human improvement for a historical materialist politics of breeding that produces future higher types through changes to our political orders material conditions. Politics becomes first philosophy: it is not grounded in moral values but is instead the very source of their legitimacy. Moreover, despite Nietzsches professed aristocratism, his immoralism offers a stronger foundation for a renewed left, attacking conservative politics at its very root: the belief in moral order, authority, and responsibility
This book completes the project, begun in Nietzsches Immoralism: Politics as First Philosophy, of critically reconstructing a Nietzschean left politics. Nietzsche's incompatibilist ideal of amor fati requires reconceiving legitimacy as the breeding of a people whose material conditions enable it to affirm its social order. Justice is founded in a future, higher types right to exist against present individuals who internalize the contradictions of past societies. In opposition to Nietzsches self-undermining aristocratism, this right can only be realized through a universal promotion of the pluralistic unity of the manifold soul, secured by an equally manifold form of democracy. Against the covert aristocratism of liberal proceduralism, authentic democracy produces a true people grounded in shared, concrete happiness, requiring a comprehensive egalitarianism maintained by a permanent socialist state and achievable only through a populist, coalitional politics across identities that radically transforms the material conditions of our shared social life
Kelli D. Zaytoun
Kelli D. Zaytoun draws on Gloria Anzaldúa's thought to present a radically inclusive and expansive approach to selfhood, creativity, scholarship, healing, coalition-building, and activism. Zaytoun focuses on Anzaldúa's naguala/ shapeshifter, a concept of nagualismo. This groundbreaking theory of subjectivity details a dynamic relationship between “inner work” and "public acts" that strengthens individuals' roles in social and transformative justice work. Zaytoun's detailed emphasis on la naguala, and Nahua metaphysics specifically, brings much needed attention to Anzaldúa's long-overlooked contribution to the study of subjectivity. The result is a women and queer of color, feminist-focused work aimed at scholars in many disciplines and intended to overcome barriers separating the academy from everyday life and community.
An original and moving analysis, Shapeshifting Subjects draws on unpublished archival material to apply Anzaldúa's ideas to new areas of thought and action.
Liam Anderson and Vaughn P. Shannon
In most regions of the world, federalism (territorial autonomy) is used as a successful institutional means of dispersing political power and accommodating ethnic, religious, and cultural diversity. The Middle East is an exception. Aside from the anomalous case of the U.A.E and Iraq's troubled experiment with federalism, Middle Eastern regimes have largely resisted efforts to decentralize political power. As a result, the norm in the region has been highly centralized, unitary systems that have, more often than not, paved the way for authoritarian rule or played witness to serious internal fragmentation and conflict divided along ethnic or religious lines.
Federal Solutions for Fragile States in the Middle East makes an argument for the implementation of federalism in the post-conflict states of the Middle East. The argument operates on two levels: the theoretical and the practical. The theoretical case for federalism is backed by empirical evidence, but to accurately evaluate the practical and logistical feasibility of its implementation in any given case requires detailed knowledge of "real world" political realities. The book's focus is on four post-conflict states — Iraq, Syria, Yemen, and Libya — though the arguments advanced within have broad regional applicability.
Paul D. Lockhart
The history of warfare cannot be fully understood without considering the technology of killing. In Firepower, acclaimed historian Paul Lockhart tells the story of the evolution of weaponry and how it transformed not only the conduct of warfare but also the very structure of power in the West, from the Renaissance to the dawn of the atomic era.
Across this period, improvements in firepower shaped the evolving art of war. For centuries, weaponry had remained simple enough that any state could equip a respectable army. That all changed around 1870, when the cost of investing in increasingly complicated technology soon meant that only a handful of great powers could afford to manufacture advanced weaponry, while other countries fell behind. Going beyond the battlefield, Firepower ultimately reveals how changes in weapons technology reshaped human history.
Robert E. Quinn, David S. Bright, and Rachel Sturm
Summary: "With this edition, we welcome a new coauthor, Rachel Sturm, to the author team. Rachel is a highly accomplished scholar who has received numerous teaching and research awards. We are pleased to have her contribution and insight as we continue to work on the competing values framework in this edition and in the coming years. Nearly four decades have passed since the competing values framework was originally developed. Becoming a Master Manager was one of the first management development texts to emphasize the importance, not only of a conceptual understanding of managerial skills, but also of the need to practice these skills through learning exercises. Over the intervening decades, management education has shifted decisively in the same direction, where the orientation is to learn by doing. A large number of skills-focused managerial texts is the evidence of the value of our original approach"-- Provided by publisher
Stephen Paul Foster
“Who will guard the guardians?” is the theme of this fictional “dumpster-dive” into the deep vaults of governmental and university corruption in the baby-boomers’ America. The anti-hero conman, a fusion of Harry Flashman and Forest Gump, takes the reader on a tour of his life’s story. He embarks on one hair-raising adventure after another, many of which draw him into relationships with some of the better-known movers and shakers of the era such as Bill and Hillary Clinton, Raul Castro, Jim Jones, Slobodan Milošević and John McCain. His adventures always seem to be “turning bad,” whether conniving with E. Howard Hunt to overthrow Chile’s Salvador Allende, bombing government buildings at the behest of Bill Ayers or serving as a hitman for Fidel Castro. From our lovable but cynical anti-hero we get a conman’s perspective and sardonic commentary on many of the events that defined America in the last fifty years – the Vietnam War, JFK’s assassination, 9-11, the CIA’s secret operations, the bombing of Kosovo, the wave of U.S. domestic terrorism of the 1970s and the election of Barack Obama.
Julie P. Gentile, Allison Cowan, and David Dixon
This book serves as a reader-friendly training and reference resource for medical professionals working with dual diagnosis (DD) patients. Written by experts in the field, the text covers the unique psychiatric and medical assessment topics as well as neurologic conditions, best interviewing techniques, medication guidelines, and other topics that may be challenging when working with a DD patient. Each chapter opens with case vignettes to easily demonstrate a particular scenario and is followed up with concise, practical information. All chapters include tables that summarize the clinical pearls as well as the DSM-5 and DM-ID-2 diagnostic criteria that is most vital to care. Guide to Intellectual Disabilities is an excellent resource for all clinicians who will work with DD patients, including those in child and adult psychiatry, pediatrics, family physicians, nurse practitioners, psychologists, and all others.
J. Scott Fraser
The area of psychotherapy has adopted positivist paradigm and its medical model and clinical trials methods as it has perused answers to what works in psychotherapy. This book is about unifying effective approaches to psychotherapy—that is, finding the common process underlying all therapeutic change. It comprises three parts containing 12 chapters. Part I tracks the journey taken so far by researchers addressing what works in psychotherapy. It looks at progress made in research addressing evidence-supported psychotherapy. The book then looks closer at how to find the "truth" about what works, and describes alternative views on the nature of human interaction. It presents a long-standing alternate paradigm, termed a process view. The book suggests that this alternate paradigm, which incorporates the nature of change, the idea of process-based systems, and the influence of context, explains the common process underlying all effective psychotherapies. Part II examines the therapies that work for a range of different psychological and interpersonal problems to see whether the predictions of the process of change view hold up as a "golden thread" running through and connecting them all. It addresses evidence-supported treatments for anxiety, depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, and the interpersonal problems between couples and among family members. If the predictions of the process of change paradigm fit the data on all of these evidence-supported approaches across all of these problem areas, then a strong case will emerge for using it in the future to unify effective psychotherapies. Finally, Part III translates this process view into clinical practice. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2019 APA, all rights reserved)
Ronald R. Geibert
Mount Saint John Nature Preserve features a collection of photographic panoramas by Ronald Geibert from 2017-2018 of the Mount Saint John Nature Preserve in Dayton, Ohio.
Ronald G. Helms Ph.D.
Todd Ruecker and Deborah J. Crusan
Reflecting the internationalization of the field of second language writing, this book focuses on political aspects and pedagogical issues of writing instruction and testing in a global context. High-stakes assessment impacts the lives of second language (L2) writers and their teachers around the world, be it the College English Test in China, Common Core aligned assessments in the U.S., English proficiency tests in Poland, or the material conditions (such as access to technology, training, and other resources) affecting a classroom. With contributions from authors working in 10 different countries in a variety of institutional contexts, the chapters examine the uses and abuses of various writing-related assessments, and the policies that determine their form and use. Representing a diverse range of contexts, methods, and disciplines, the authors jointly call for more equitable testing systems that consider the socioeconomic, psychometric, affective, institutional, and needs of all students who strive to gain access to education and employment opportunities related to English language proficiency.
Drew A. Swanson
Beyond the Mountains explores the ways in which Appalachia often served as a laboratory for the exploration and practice of American conceptions of nature. The region operated alternately as frontier, wilderness, rural hinterland, region of subsistence agriculture, bastion of yeoman farmers, and place to experiment with modernization. In these various takes on the southern mountains, scattered across time and space, both mountain residents and outsiders consistently believed that the region’s environment made Appalachia distinctive, for better or worse.
With chapters dedicated to microhistories focused on particular commodities, Drew A. Swanson builds upon recent Appalachian studies scholarship, emphasizing the diversity of a region so long considered a homogenous backwater. While Appalachia has a recognizable and real coherence rooted in folkways, agriculture, and politics (among other things), it is also a region of varied environments, people, and histories. These discrete stories are, however, linked through the power of conceptualizing nature and work together to reveal the ways in which ideas and uses of nature often created a sense of identity in Appalachia. Delving into the environmental history of the region reveals that Appalachian environments, rather than separating the mountains from the broader world, often served to connect the region to outside places.
Exploring five distinct models of federal arrangement, this book evaluates the relative merits of each model as a mechanism for managing relations in ethnically divided societies. Two broad approaches to this issue, accommodation and denial, are identified and, from this, five distinct models of federal arrangement are derived. The models; ethnic, anti-ethnic, territorial, ethno-territorial, and federacy, are defined and then located within their broader theoretical tradition.
Detailed case studies are used to evaluate the strengths and weakness of each model and highlight patterns in the success and failure rates of the universe of post-1945 federal arrangements. From this it is clear that two forms of ethnically defined federal arrangement – federacy and ethno-territorial federalism, are associated with low failure rates, while ethnic federalism has enjoyed a far higher rate of failure. The reasons for this are examined and the implications of this for the design of federal systems in ethnically divided societies are assessed.
Federal Solutions to Ethnic Problems: Accommodating Diversity advances a new argument within the field of comparative politics, that certain forms of federal arrangement are systematically more successful than others in ameliorating ethnically conflicted societies and is essential reading for students and scholars with an interest in politics and the Middle East.
J. Scott Fraser and Andy Solovey
After more than 40 years of research, a substantial body of evidence has shown psychotherapy to be helpful in ameliorating psychological suffering. This is seldom questioned in professional circles, yet intense debate persists over how, when, and why therapy works. Those claiming to know the answers fall into two main camps, one arguing that some empirically supported treatments are therapeutic for specific problems, while others are less effective. The other camp posits that all approaches work equally well, as long as a strong therapist client relationship and other common curative factors are present. Can both doctrines be correct? Second-Order Change in Psychotherapy: The Golden Thread That Unifies Effective Treatments asserts that they can, but what is needed is a unifying framework of change that underlies both positions. Drs. Fraser and Solovey identify that framework as second-order change in psychotherapy, or the golden thread that runs through the labyrinth of all effective therapies. To better elucidate this, first-order change refers to solutions that do not change the problem but that create stability, while second-order change transforms the first-order solutions, resulting in a resolution of the problem. In this fascinating and rich book written for researchers, practical theorists, and policy makers, the authors show how second-order change is at the core of all effective treatments and demonstrate how to creatively employ specific, targeted approaches in an interpersonal context of shared respect, empathy, and compassion.
December Green and Laura M. Luehrmann
In this now classic text, December Green and Laura Luehrmann show how history, economics, and politics converge to create the realities of life in the Global South. The authors offer an innovative blend of theory and empirical material as they introduce the politics of what was once called the ""third world"".
Ronald G. Helms Ph.D.
Cheryl L. Meyer, Taronish H. Irani, Katherine A. Hermes, and Betty Yung
Explaining Suicide: Patterns, Motivations, and What Notes Reveal discusses top motivations for suicide, how they differ between note leavers and non-note leavers, and how we can use the information to create better prevention tactics.
As 15% to 40% of suicides leave suicide notes, a valuable clue to help unlock the motivation of the suicidal person, they are an integral tool for study. This book represents the first large scale analysis (1200+ subjects) of motivations for suicide across multiple ages in the same time period, 13% of whom left notes.
Randell Alexander, Angelo P. Giardino, Debra Esernio-Jenssen, Jonathan D. Thackeray, Joyce Adams, Suzanne P. Starling, David L. Chadwick, and Rich D. Kaplan
Sexual abuse of children is an especially delicate matter, and each reported case should be treated with exacting care. Accurate identification and appropriate response to symptoms of sexual maltreatment in children is essential to resilient, long-term recovery for survivors. Therefore, it is incumbent upon those professionals who care for and represent the interests of survivors to recognize cases of childhood sexual abuse and to respond expediently, in the best interest of the survivors.
This new pocket atlas, the second addition to an ongoing series on child abuse, will support medical practitioners and other affiliated sexual assault response providers in identifying and interpreting the physical signs and symptoms of sexual abuse in children. With nearly 400 full-color exam photos and corresponding case studies, as well as detailed refreshers on anogenital anatomy, exam equipment, and typical findings, readers in medicine, law enforcement, and social service will all benefit from this compact photographic reference and guide.
Randell Alexander, Angelo P. Giardino, Debra Esernio-Jenssen, Jonathan D. Thackeray, and David L. Chadwick
Skin injuries are among the most common, and, certainly, the most visible, symptoms of physical abuse in children. Because professionals working with children will, at times, encounter such injuries, it is vital they be able to recognize abusive burns, bruises, and other skin injuries in order to differentiate them from accidental injuries and to respond appropriately when encountered.
Child Abuse Pocket Atlas Series, Volume 1: Skin Injuries is expertly designed by and for first responders, medical practitioners, and social service professionals who routinely work with children. Any readers who encounter, or may encounter, cases of child abuse in the course of their work will enjoy the benefit of a pocket-sized photographic reference to better inform and support the identification of abusive skin injuries in children.
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