Classic counterculture literature.
Author: Abbie Hoffman,Izak Haber,Bert Cohen
This sweeping study examines the law of intellectual property in Chinese civilization from imperial days to the present. It uses materials drawn from law, the arts and other fields as well as extensive interviews with Chinese and foreign officials, business people, lawyers, and perpetrators and victims of "piracy."
Intellectual Property Law in Chinese Civilization
Author: William P. Alford
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Author: Sean Curtis
Publisher: Steal This Book Too!
Category: Social Science
Kilstein has produced a collection of proven sales letters that have generated millions of dollars in sales for both online and offline companies that readers can adapt for any business.
Million Dollar Sales Letters You Can Legally Steal to Suck in Cash Like a Vacuum on
Author: Harlan Kilstein
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
Category: Business & Economics
A history of shoplifting, revealing the roots of our modern dilemma. Rachel Shteir's The Steal is the first serious study of shoplifting, tracking the fascinating history of this ancient crime. Dismissed by academia and the mainstream media and largely misunderstood, shoplifting has become the territory of moralists, mischievous teenagers, tabloid television, and self-help gurus. But shoplifting incurs remarkable real-life costs for retailers and consumers. The "crime tax"-the amount every American family loses to shoplifting-related price inflation-is more than $400 a year. Shoplifting cost American retailers $11.7 billion in 2009. The theft of one $5.00 item from Whole Foods can require sales of hundreds of dollars to break even. The Steal begins when shoplifting entered the modern record as urbanization and consumerism made London into Europe's busiest mercantile capital. Crossing the channel to nineteenth-century Paris, Shteir tracks the rise of the department store and the pathologizing of shoplifting as kleptomania. In 1960s America, shoplifting becomes a symbol of resistance when the publication of Abbie Hoffman's Steal This Book popularizes shoplifting as an antiestablishment act. Some contemporary analysts see our current epidemic as a response to a culture of hyper-consumerism; others question whether its upticks can be tied to economic downturns at all. Few provide convincing theories about why it goes up or down. Just as experts can't agree on why people shoplift, they can't agree on how to stop it. Shoplifting has been punished by death, discouraged by shame tactics, and protected against by high-tech surveillance. Shoplifters have been treated by psychoanalysis, medicated with pharmaceuticals, and enforced by law to attend rehabilitation groups. While a few individuals have abandoned their sticky-fingered habits, shoplifting shows no signs of slowing. In The Steal, Shteir guides us through a remarkable tour of all things shoplifting-we visit the Woodbury Commons Outlet Mall, where boosters run rampant, watch the surveillance footage from Winona Ryder's famed shopping trip, and learn the history of antitheft technology. A groundbreaking study, The Steal shows us that shoplifting in its many guises-crime, disease, protest-is best understood as a reflection of our society, ourselves.
A Cultural History of Shoplifting
Author: Rachel Shteir
Cool, originell und am Puls der Zeit! Austin Kleon wirft einen trendigen und sehr originellen Blick auf das Thema Kreativsein: Jeder braucht es, jeder kann es! Das Einzige, was man wissen muss: Gute Ideen von anderen wie ein Schwamm aufsaugen und alles neu mixen, zu der ganz eigenen, aufregend neuen Schöpfung. Also los! Sei schlau und klau! Worauf wartest du noch?
10 Wege zum kreativen Durchbruch - Am Puls der Zeit - New York Times Bestseller -
Author: Austin Kleon
Publisher: Mosaik Verlag
The companion CD-ROM contains hundreds of megabytes of 100% FREE hacking and security-related programs, like keyloggers, spyware stoppers, port blockers, IP scanners, trojan horse detectors, and much, much more.
What They Won't Tell You about the Internet
Author: Wally Wang
Publisher: No Starch Press
From America's most visible, most devoted rebel--ammunition galore to combat an insidious, insulting threat to the rights of all Americans. A satirical, yet serious, response to mandatory drug testing in the workplace. Black-and-white cartoons.
Fighting Drug Hysteria in America
Author: Abbie Hoffman
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
These seven precedent-setting case studies taken from the files of the Nevada Gaming Control Board and Commission illustrate vital issues addressed in the first decade of Las Vegas' megaresorts.
Nevada's Gaming Control System in the Megaresort Age
Author: Jeff Burbank
Publisher: University of Nevada Press
Category: Business & Economics
Whether you take something that is not yours, or you withhold the belongings of others, whether you evade prompt payment of debts or you extort from people. It is all stealing. This book highlights the reasons why people steal, the different kinds of stealing, and the consequences of stealing. It goes on to give us the prescriptions for overcoming stealing and what to do in order to come out of the cage of the spirit of stealing.
Author: Dr D. K. Olukoya
Publisher: The Battle Cry Christian Ministries
DON’T MISS BRIDGE OF CLAY, MARKUS ZUSAK’S FIRST NOVEL SINCE THE BOOK THIEF. The extraordinary #1 New York Times bestselling story about the ability of books to feed the soul is now a major motion picture. This enhanced ebook edition is perfect for new fans and collectors alike. It includes: · An exclusive video welcome to the enhanced edition from Markus Zusak. · The official movie trailer for The Book Thief. · Videos featurettes introducing Sophie Nélisse (Leisel Meminger) and Geoffrey Rush (Hans Hubermann) and their roles in the film. · Clips from the film embedded in the original text. · A video interview with Markus Zusak. It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger is a foster girl who scratches out a meager existence by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist: books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids, as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement. In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author of I Am the Messenger, has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time.
Author: Markus Zusak
Publisher: RH Childrens Books
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Shares the inside story of Wall Street's notorious ``chop houses,'' the crooked Mob-run brokerages where rampant thievery netted several billion dollars from gullible investors.
When the Mafia Hit Wall Street
Author: Gary Weiss
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Business & Economics
Jamaica Kincaid's brother Devon Drew died of AIDS on January 19, 1996, at the age of thirty-three. Kincaid's incantatory, poetic, and often shockingly frank recounting of her brother's life and death is also a story of her family on the island of Antigua, a constellation centered on the powerful, sometimes threatening figure of the writer's mother. My Brother is an unblinking record of a life that ended too early, and it speaks volumes about the difficult truths at the heart of all families. My Brother is a 1997 National Book Award Finalist for Nonfiction.
Author: Jamaica Kincaid
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Category: Biography & Autobiography
"Romantic, suspenseful and witty all at once--ALICE IN WONDERLAND meets NEVERWHERE."--Claudia Gray, New York Times bestselling author of the Evernight series on The Girl Who Never WasSet after Skylar Dorset's debut The Girl Who Never Was and before the thrilling conclusion to her Otherworld duology, The Boy With the Hidden Name, this novella is told from the perspective of Merrow, the Fay of the Summer Equinox. Merrow could tell is was going to be a good school year because Jupiter was moving into her constellation. Merrow read the stars...well, sometimes she got a feeling anyway. The stars were always dancing--they were difficult to understand. And then there was Trow. He was a new boy at school and Merrow got a feeling... Which is weird because she's never minded being on her own before. (She wasn't exactly popular.) But there was something about Trow. And a prophecy and fate and danger and love--if only the stars would hold still.
An Otherworld novella
Author: Skylar Dorset
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Category: Young Adult Fiction
The Literature of the Indian Diaspora constitutes a major study of the literature and other cultural texts of the Indian diaspora. It is also an important contribution to diaspora theory in general. Examining both the ‘old’ Indian diaspora of early capitalism, following the abolition of slavery, and the ‘new’ diaspora linked to movements of late capital, Mishra argues that a full understanding of the Indian diaspora can only be achieved if attention is paid to the particular locations of both the ‘old’ and the ‘new’ in nation states. Applying a theoretical framework based on trauma, mourning/impossible mourning, spectres, identity, travel, translation, and recognition, Mishra uses the term ‘imaginary’ to refer to any ethnic enclave in a nation-state that defines itself, consciously or unconsciously, as a group in displacement. He examines the works of key writers, many now based across the globe in Canada, Australia, America and the UK, – V.S. Naipaul, Salman Rushdie, M.G. Vassanji, Shani Mootoo, Bharati Mukherjee, David Dabydeen, Rohinton Mistry and Hanif Kureishi, among them – to show how they exemplify both the diasporic imaginary and the respective traumas of the ‘old’ and ‘new’ Indian diasporas.
Theorizing the Diasporic Imaginary
Author: Vijay Mishra
Category: Literary Criticism