Contemporary Anarchist Studies

An Introductory Anthology of Anarchy in the Academy

Author: Randall Amster,Abraham DeLeon,Luis Fernandez,Anthony J. Nocella, II,Deric Shannon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134026439

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

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This volume of collected essays by some of the most prominent academics studying anarchism bridges the gap between anarchist activism on the streets and anarchist theory in the academy. Focusing on anarchist theory, pedagogy, methodologies, praxis, and the future, this edition will strike a chord for anyone interested in radical social change. This interdisciplinary work highlights connections between anarchism and other perspectives such as feminism, queer theory, critical race theory, disability studies, post-modernism and post-structuralism, animal liberation, and environmental justice. Featuring original articles, this volume brings together a wide variety of anarchist voices whilst stressing anarchism's tradition of dissent. This book is a must buy for the critical teacher, student, and activist interested in the state of the art of anarchism studies.

Walk-On U

The Shocking Truth Behind Football's Unsung Underdogs

Author: Tim Lavin

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 098977211X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 307

View: 1156

“Walk-On U” illustrates the incredible phenomenon of the “College Walk-on.” Depicting the ugly, the bad, and the good, this book is about survival, education, mental toughness, and character building of student athletes who, without athletic scholarships and true to their talents, walk-on the team in search of a dream. The seldom discussed realities of true Walk-On experiences will cover everything from heart, determination, patience, and sheer will of these hope-to-be student athletes as they attempt to conquer massive amounts of adversity and abuse while they willfully pay to practice. This book is about achieving a humbling internal victory, (not seen by the fans), both on and off the field, providing building blocks for future success in life after sports. Interviews across the country from former Walk-Ons, scholarship players, coaches, equipment managers, and trainers will illustrate and substantiate the actual culture of drudgery walk-ons endure. Because of harsh treatment and few rewards, most successful Walk-Ons come away from their experience with more knowledge than their counterpart scholarship athletes and better prepared to face the oncoming world. This book will show that a Walk-On need not ultimately receive a scholarship or play on Saturdays in front of 80,000 people to earn respect or be considered a success story. The never-ending desire to get up after being knocked down and keep coming back over and over again against all odds and reasonable expectations of hope give Walk-Ons the power to conquer their fears and prepare for success in their daily lives, relationships and vocations. This educational and enlightening book is for any of the 8 million high school athletes who are considering walking-on for a college sports team should their dreams of earning an athletic scholarship not come true. After reading these stories, some will conclude that this is not an experience they wish to bear. Others will see an incredible opportunity and challenge, and grasp the chance. Being armed with the information in this book will help these athletes in making sound judgments which can ultimately affect the choice of school, career path, and life direction. The shocking, appalling, and outrageous statements revealed from Walk-Ons of yesterday will provide for a fascinating read that will leave adult sports fans with amazing accounts of heartbreaking testimony and hilarious recounts of unbelievable and mind-blowing stories. Finally, the book will challenge the NCAA members to overturn outdated and unjust rules governing Walk-Ons; from training table to transferring schools. The lowly, disrespected walk-on becomes a leader in the making fueled by passion with purpose. The daily despair becomes the stimulant to conquer their tested will through insurmountable odds forcing them to achieve their greatest potential. It is when their best is brought forth that perceptions change, respect sets in, and opportunities arise. This Walk-On journey becomes a life changing transformation; these under the radar, high-flying overachievers are awarded coveted membership into Walk-On University. No matter the college or university across the country, there is bound to be a satellite campus secretly called, “Walk-On U.” “Walk-On U” is the brand that will feature and focus on the underdog players in college sports, primarily football. Through an ongoing series of books, web site, TV documentaries, annual awards banquet, and screenplay, the Walk-On will be exposed, showcased, publicized and celebrated. Author Tim Lavin was a “Walk-On” at the University of Southern California in 1988 against the advice of most. He literally fought his way into playing time and earned a scholarship. Following graduation, he received two NFL tryouts. His emotional journey has inspired him to create an educational, informational, and entertaining book, and a new brand, “Walk-On U.”

Words Without Pictures

Author: Charlotte Cotton,Alex Klein

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781597111423

Category: Photography

Page: 501

View: 2176

Words Without Pictures was originally conceived of by curator Charlotte Cotton as a means of creating spaces for thoughtful and urgent discourse around current issues in photography. Every month for a year, beginning in November 2007, an artist, educator, critic, art historian, or curator was invited to contribute a short, un-illustrated, and opinionated essay about an aspect of photography that, in his or her view, was either emerging or in the process of being rephrased. Each piece was available on the Words Without Pictures website for one month and was accompanied by a discussion forum focused on its specific topic. Over the course of its month-long life, each essay received both invited and unsolicited responses from a wide range of interested partiesstudents, photographers active in the commercial sector, bloggers, critics, historians, artists of all kinds, educators, publishers, and photography enthusiasts alikeall coming together to consider the issues at hand. All of these essays, responses, and other provocations are gathered together in a volume designed by David Reinfurt of Dexter Sinister. Previously issued as a print-on-demand title, Aperture is pleased to present Words Without Pictures to the trade for this first time as part of the Aperture Ideas series.

Manchild in the Promised Land

Author: Claude Brown

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781451626179

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

View: 4835

With more than two million copies in print, Manchild in the Promised Land is one of the most remarkable autobiographies of our time—the definitive account of African-American youth in Harlem of the 1940s and 1950s, and a seminal work of modern literature. Published during a literary era marked by the ascendance of black writers such as Richard Wright, Ralph Ellison, James Baldwin, and Alex Haley, this thinly fictionalized account of Claude Brown’s childhood as a hardened, streetwise criminal trying to survive the toughest streets of Harlem has been heralded as the definitive account of everyday life for the first generation of African Americans raised in the Northern ghettos of the 1940s and 1950s. When the book was first published in 1965, it was praised for its realistic portrayal of Harlem—the children, young people, hardworking parents; the hustlers, drug dealers, prostitutes, and numbers runners; the police; the violence, sex, and humor. The book continues to resonate generations later, not only because of its fierce and dignified anger, not only because the struggles of urban youth are as deeply felt today as they were in Brown’s time, but also because of its inspiring message. Now with an introduction by Nathan McCall, here is the story about the one who “made it,” the boy who kept landing on his feet and grew up to become a man.

Mind the Gap

Political Participation and Representation in Belgium

Author: Kris Deschouwer

Publisher: Studies in European Political

ISBN: 9781786605412

Category: Political Science

Page: 324

View: 4627

This book draws a picture of a parliamentary and representative democracy that faces multiple tensions and multiple gaps.

The Great American Awakening

Two Years That Changed America, Washington, and Me

Author: Jim DeMint

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 1433672790

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 220

View: 1099

Conservative Senator Jim DeMint of South Carolina chronicles the years from the presidential election of 2008 through the mid-term elections of 2010, offering his personal views on the stimulus bill passage, corporate takeovers, and lesser-known executive actions.

McGuffey's First Eclectic Reader

Author: William McGuffey

Publisher: Applewood Books

ISBN: 1429041021

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 100

View: 4067

The tried and true McGuffey's First Eclectic Reader develops basic reading comprehension skills for children as young as five all the way to adults learning to read. Using stories, word lists, phonics charts, and 19th-century illustrations, it is a timeless teaching tool. This is the revised 1879 edition. The McGuffey Readers are among the best known schoolbooks in the history of American education, having sold more than 120 million copies since the time of their first publication in 1836.

Cicero in Heaven

The Roman Rhetor and Luther’s Reformation

Author: Carl Springer

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004355197

Category: History

Page: 316

View: 6804

In Cicero in Heaven, Carl Springer examines the influence of Cicero on Luther and other reformers and discusses the importance of the Reformation for Cicero’s continued use, especially in schools, in the following centuries.

Sociology of Religion in America

A History of a Secular Fascination with Religion

Author: Anthony Blasi

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004271031

Category: Religion

Page: 276

View: 8834

Sociology of Religion in America tells the story of the controversies involved in the development of a scientific specialty that often makes news in America. The evidence it presents runs contrary to the many myths about the field.

A Different Mirror

A History of Multicultural America (Revised Edition)

Author: Professor of Ethnic Studies Ronald Takaki,Ronald Takaki


ISBN: 1456611062

Category: History

Page: 529

View: 7502

Takaki traces the economic and political history of Indians, African Americans, Mexicans, Japanese, Chinese, Irish, and Jewish people in America, with considerable attention given to instances and consequences of racism. The narrative is laced with short quotations, cameos of personal experiences, and excerpts from folk music and literature. Well-known occurrences, such as the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, the Trail of Tears, the Harlem Renaissance, and the Japanese internment are included. Students may be surprised by some of the revelations, but will recognize a constant thread of rampant racism. The author concludes with a summary of today's changing economic climate and offers Rodney King's challenge to all of us to try to get along. Readers will find this overview to be an accessible, cogent jumping-off place for American history and political science plus a guide to the myriad other sources identified in the notes.

Plant Location

Author: Leonard C. Yaseen

Publisher: N.A


Category: Industrial location

Page: 226

View: 4795

After Jackie

Pride, Prejudice, and Baseball's Forgotten Heroes - An Oral History

Author: Cal Fussman

Publisher: ESPN Books


Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 7909

To commemorate the sixtieth anniversary of the breaking of baseball's color barrier, an exploration of Jackie Robinson's impact and legacy by the people whose lives were transformed by his courage When Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947, he forever changed the game of baseball -- and America itself. In After Jackie, author Cal Fussman traces Robinson's enormous legacy in sports, politics, and the civil rights movement through the men (and women) who came after him. With moving and intimate interviews of more than one hundred former major league players of African-American descent, as well as such luminaries as Jimmy Carter, Muhammad Ali, and Walter Cronkite, among others, After Jackie recalls the day one man altered history for so many, and the history that followed.

A Very Special Christmas Delivery

Author: Guerrino Thomas Rich

Publisher: Trafford on Demand Pub

ISBN: 9781425112899


Page: 36

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The two college-age sons of Mr. Rancalli miss their traditional Christmas Eve dinner in order to make a very special delivery to a ninety-year old, poor widow.

This Side of the Mic

Author: Jeff Gorman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780595389452

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 108

View: 5030

Jeff Gorman grew up dreaming of a career as a sportscaster, but he never imagined that he would land in the pro wrestling ring. Join Jeff on a bizarre trip through the minor leagues of wrestling and follow his rise up the ladder. Learn about the inner workings of a business filled with bikers and bullies, heroes and hillbillies. It's more real than you would think. Find out what it was like to be a part of the early days of Ring of Honor, one of the hottest promotions in wrestling. Discover what happens when you chase one dream and find another. You've heard the wrestlers talk on TV, now find out what it's like on THIS SIDE OF THE MIC.

A Voice Still Heard

The Sacred Songs of the Ashkenazic Jews

Author: Eric Werner

Publisher: Penn State University Press


Category: Music

Page: 350

View: 8470

How many worshipers or listeners have been moved by the venerable strains of the Synagogue! These melodies, rich in memories, were often the subjects of heated controversies regarding their age, authenticity, provenance, and especially their resemblance to German or Polish popular songs. Now for the first time the history of these songs, their liturgical, musical, social, and political background has been thoroughly examined and comprehensively described--by the leading authority in the field of Jewish and Early Christian music. The folk songs of Germany, Poland, France, and Italy have left their vestiges in the musical tradition of the Ashkenazic (German-Austrian-Polish- Russian) Synagogue. A critical history and morphology of that tradition, this book presents new facts, corrects old errors, and contains more than two hundred musical examples. Beginning a millennium ago with prototypes of the synagogue chant, Dr. Werner shows the differences between original folk song and its stylization, between Christian and Jewish esthetics of religious music. The interaction between secular romantic music and synagogal music is traced. Other major topics are the relations among Spanish, Italian, and German Jews; the divergence of Eastern and Western European styles; and regional influences that often outweighed liturgical ones.

Background to Glory

The Life of George Rogers Clark

Author: John Bakeless

Publisher: Bison Books


Category: History

Page: 386

View: 8841

George Rogers Clark came out of Virginia to lead a frontier militia during the Revolutionary War. Fighting against the British and the Indians in the Illinois country, he scored impressive victories at Kaskaskia and Vincennes. His eventful life is brought to the fore in Background to Glory by John Bakeless, the author of Daniel Boone: Master of the Wilderness, also a Bison Book.

By Land and by Sea

Studies in the Folklore of Work and Leisure Honoring Horace P. Beck on His Sixty-fifth Birthday

Author: Roger D. Abrahams,Kenneth S. Goldstein,Wayland Debs Hand,Maggie Craig

Publisher: N.A


Category: Social Science

Page: 225

View: 8357

Franklin Flyer

Author: Nicholas Christopher

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780385335454

Category: Fiction

Page: 317

View: 7627

During the 1930s and 1940s, young inventor Franklin Flyer travels the country and the globe, transforming a world on the brink with his revolutionary inventions and encountering a host of adventures along the way.