The esoteric Hindu traditions of Tantrism have profoundly influenced the development of Indian thought and civilization. Emerging from elements of yoga and wisdom traditions, shamanism, alchemy, eroticism, and folklore, Tantrism began to affect brahmanical Hinduism in the ninth century. Nevertheless, Tantrism and its key historical figures have been ignored by scholars. This accessible work introduces the concepts and practices of Hindu Sakta Tantrism to all those interested in Hinduism and the comparative study of religion.
Author: Douglas Renfrew Brooks
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Reproduction of the original.
Author: Emile Zola
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
Highly popular with both the public and political leaders, community policing is the most important development in law enforcement in the last twenty-five years. But does community policing really work? Can police departments fundamentally change their organization? Can neighborhood problems be solved? In the early 1990s, Chicago, the nation's third largest city, instituted the nation's largest community policing initiative. Wesley G. Skogan here provides the first comprehensive evaluation of that citywide program, examining its impact on crime, neighborhood residents, and the police. Based on the results of a thirteen-year study, including interviews, citywide surveys, and sophisticated statistical analyses, Police and Community in Chicago reveals a city divided among African-Americans, Whites, and Latinos. By looking at the varying effects community policing had on each of these groups, Skogan provides a valuable analysis of what works and why. As the use of community policing increases and issues related to race and immigration become more pressing, Police and Community in Chicago will serve the needs of an increasing amount of students, scholars, and professionals interested in the most effective and harmonious means of keeping communities safe.
A Tale of Three Cities
Author: Wesley G. Skogan
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Social Science
Cities are complex, sprawling, diverse places. They are organized, but disorganized; managed, but unmanaged; orderly, but disorderly. Modern metropolitan cities reproduce themselves and we are familiar with the common icons that are replicated in every part of the globe, but how should weunderstand cities?For the past five years, Professor Czarniawska has been leading a research project on globalization and the management of cities. Rather than seeing the city as a conurbation, or a location of economic activity, or in terms of governance and administration, Czarniawska explores the city as an actionnet. An action net of this sort includes various organizations-municipal, state, private, and voluntary-and non-organized individuals. Such an approach was designed to avoid the fallacy of viewing the big city as one big organization. The city is thus conceived as a particularly complex anddisorderly action net; a seamless web of interorganizational networks, where the city administration proper constitutes just one point of entry and by no means provides a map of the entire terrain. The research focuses on three European capitals: Warsaw, Stockholm, and Rome. At the outset, leading politicians and officials in each city listed the major problems and projects that the city was engaged in, for example environmental reforms, improvement of public utilities, privatization,financial targets, etc. The author selected a number of these for more detailed study, reporting upon interesting similarities and differences between the approaches taken. The book aims to explore organizing processes in their local context while following the connections between such contexts.
Or the Glocalization of City Management
Author: Barbara Czarniawska
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Category: Business & Economics
The text of the 1993 Rede Lecture with the final declarations of three major world conferences.
The 1993 Rede Lecture and Related Summit Declarations
Author: L. M. Singhvi
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Author: Emile Zola
Publisher: ICON Group International
Yankees, Dodgers, and Giants battle it out
The 1962 Baseball Season in New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco
Author: Steven Travers
Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
Category: Sports & Recreation
In this trilogy, translated by Ernest Alfred Vizetelly (1853-1922), Zola delves into the history and politics of the Catholic church. The protagonist of all three novels is Abbé Pierre Froment. In Lourdes Pierre seemed in danger of losing his faith, but Rome opens with the young priest experiencing a newfound fervor toward his calling. Lourdes Lourdes, originally published in 1894, is the first volume in Emile Zola's Three Cities Trilogy. Zola examines the phenomena of the Lourdes shrine in southern France, and the pilgrims who go there. Based on his own trip to the fabled grotto, the novel follows a simple five-part structure corresponding to the five-day train trip from Paris to Lourdes and back. Rome Originally published in 1896, Rome is the second volume in the Three Cities Trilogy. The story takes place in the late 19th century, shortly after Italy has gained its independence and absorbed the former Papal States. Zola repeatedly contrasts the former glory of Imperial Rome with the city's present state of financial ruin and decay. The populace of Rome is split between two factions, the "black" and the "white"—those faithful to the Vatican and those loyal to the new Italian government. The church in turn is divided among those who adamantly cling to time-honored dogma and those who think the church must make concessions and broaden its appeal in order to survive in the modern world. Paris Paris is the third volume of the Three Cities trilogy. Published in 1898, Paris is Zola's summation of the 19th Century and his predictions and hopes for the 20th Century. In this work Zola gives a splendid portrayal of social life in Paris at the end of the century. He takes us into the lives of men and women of the upper classes, the working class, and even revolutionary Anarchists.
(Three Cities Trilogy)
Author: Emile Zola
Publisher: Musaicum Books
The city of Belfast tends to be discussed in terms of its distinctiveness from the rest of Ireland, an industrial city in an agricultural country. However, when compared with another 'British' industrial port such as Bristol it is the similarities rather than the differences that are surprising. When these cities are compared with Dublin, the contrasts become even more painfully evident. This book seeks to explore these contrasting urban centres at the start of the twentieth century.
Comparative Studies in Working-Class Life
Author: John Lynch
There are from ninety to one hundred characters in the story: sick persons, pilgrims, priests, nuns, hospitallers, nurses, and peasants; and the book shows Lourdes under every aspect. There are the piscinas, the processions, the Grotto, the churches at night, the people in the streets. It is, in one word, Lourdes in its entirety. In this canvas is worked out a very delicate central intrigue, as in 'Dr. Pascal, ' and around this are many little stories or subsidiary plots. There is the story of the sick person who gets well, of the sick person who is not cured, and so on. The philosophical idea which pervades the whole book is the idea of human suffering, the exhibition of the desperate and despairing sufferers who, abandoned by science and by man, address themselves to a higher Power in the hope of relief; as where parents have a dearly loved daughter dying of consumption, who has been given up, and for whom nothing remains but death. A sudden hope, however, breaks in upon them: 'supposing that after all there should be a Power greater than that of man, higher than that of science.' They will haste to try this last chance of safety. It is the instinctive hankering after the lie which creates human credulity
Lourdes, Vol. 1
Author: Emile Emile Zola
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Canton, Shanghai and Hong Kong : Papers Delivered to a Symposium Held at Sotheby's Institute on 25th and 26th January 1997
Author: Caroline Bloch
This early work by Henry James was originally published in 1884 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. Henry James was born in New York City in 1843. One of thirteen children, James had an unorthodox early education, switching between schools, private tutors and private reading.. James published his first story, ‘A Tragedy of Error’, in the Continental Monthly in 1864, when he was twenty years old. In 1876, he emigrated to London, where he remained for the vast majority of the rest of his life, becoming a British citizen in 1915. From this point on, he was a hugely prolific author, eventually producing twenty novels and more than a hundred short stories and novellas, as well as literary criticism, plays and travelogues. Amongst James's most famous works are The Europeans (1878), Daisy Miller (1878), Washington Square (1880), The Bostonians (1886), and one of the most famous ghost stories of all time, The Turn of the Screw (1898). We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
Author: Henry James
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
Investigation and comparison of important issues of police policy in New York, Philadelphia, and Chicago for the period covering 1966 to 1969. The book focuses on the three overlapping policy areas which have received a great deal of attention in the news media of all three cities -- civil review and accountability of the police, the 'law and order' issue, and police-community relations. They were selected for study because of the way they demonstrate the changing political role of the police in society. The book concentrates primarily on the process by which issues are resolved rather than on a thorough treatment of the issues themselves. For each issue the author discusses the nature of decision-making participation, including the point of view of key participants, power resources brought to bear, and the degree of success as measured by the outcome of an issue. Attention is directed to determining which individuals or agencies most often initiated the proposals that were finally adopted or most often successfully vetoed the proposals of others. The document discusses the basic environmental characteristics of the three cities considered, their political and governmental structure, and special qualities of law enforcement organization. An overview of patterns of police politics and their effect on the outer parameters of city politics is presented. The appendixes contain lists of decision-making cases in the three selected cities for the period 1966-1969.
A Comparative Study of Three Cities
Author: Leonard I. Ruchelman
Category: Chicago (Ill.)
Author: Henry James
Category: American fiction