Author: Mark Horsley
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Release Date: 2015-03-28
Genre: Social Science
This book offers a critical analysis of consumer credit markets and the growth of outstanding debt, presenting in-depth interview material to explore the phenomenon of mass indebtedness through the life trajectories of self-identified debtors struggling with the pressures of owing money. A rich and original qualitative study of the close relationship between financial capitalism, consumer aspirations, social exclusion and the proliferation of personal indebtedness, The Dark Side of Prosperity examines questions of social identity, subjectivity and consumer motivation in close connection with the socio-cultural ideals of an ‘enjoyment society’ that binds the value of the lives of individuals to the endless acquisition and disposal of pecuniary resources and lifestyle symbols. Critically engaging with the work of Giddens, Beck and Bauman, this volume draws on the thought of contemporary philosophers including Žižek, Badiou and Rancière to consider the possibility that the expansion of outstanding consumer credit, despite its many consequences, may be integral to the construction of social identity in a radically indeterminate and increasingly divided society. A ground-breaking work of critical social research this book will appeal to scholars of social theory, contemporary philosophy and political and economic sociology, as well as those with interests in consumer credit and cultures of indebtedness.
The motive of our ministry is to teach people an overview of the whole Bible in a way that they will never forget it. In the book, "Only His Sheep Will Raise Their Heads", we examine prophecies of the End Times and give an overview of the Bible in regards to the church age that we are a part of today. the rapture of the church and the ultimate return of the Lord. "From the fig tree, learn its lesson: as soon as its young shoots become soft and tender and it puts out its leaves, you know of a surety that summer is near." (Matthew 24:32) If this was important for the disciples, it is even more important for us! We are 2000 years closer than they were. We know from the fig tree that He is giving a spiritual analogy. Who is the fig tree in prophecy? Israel! Israel is the fig tree in the Word of God. What Jesus is bringing out here is, if you want to know prophecy, don't look at the United States, England, Europe, etc Look at the hub of prophecy, Israel! Those other nations are important in prophecy but the most important today, is the fig tree in the nation of Israel. We have seen the return of the Jews to their homeland. We know by the Word of God that Jesus is coming soon. How soon? We are not to know. Many years back, and not so many years back, during all of the wars that were going on people thought it was the tribulation and Israel wasn't even mentioned yet. They were looking at the wars rather than the fig tree. We can look at the fig tree today. It's doing fine! In fact the leaves are all over it!
Author: Hans von Storch
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
Release Date: 2013-02-25
Die Klimagipfel scheitern und bleiben folgenlos, obwohl die Emissionen immer weiter steigen. Der Klimaforscher Hans von Storch und der Ethnologe Werner Krauß erklären, wie wir in der Klimafalle gelandet sind – und wie wir ihr entkommen können. Die inflationäre Ankündigung der Klimakatastrophe hat zu einem Verlust der Glaubwürdigkeit von Wissenschaft geführt. Dabei ist der Klimawandel keine wissenschaftliche Frage, sondern eine gesellschaftliche! Er muss in regionaler Kultur, Alltag und Politik verankert werden. Die Weltgesellschaft braucht keine politisierte Wissenschaft, die das 2-Grad-Ziel ausruft, sondern eine, die die Bedingungen für einen pragmatischen Umgang mit dem Klimawandel auslotet.
Author: Jon Jeter
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date: 2009-05-11
Genre: Political Science
An analysis of the global economy discusses how free market reforms and policies emphasizing deindustrialization and privatization have led to increased poverty, while some nations have prospered by flouting conventional wisdom.
Author: Cornelius Ryan
Publisher: Tauris Parke Paperbacks
Release Date: 2010-09-30
6 June, 1944. 156,000 troops from 12 different countries, 11,000 aircraft, 7,000 naval vessels, 24 hours. D-Day - the beginning of the Allied invasion of Hitler's formidable 'Fortress Europe' - was the largest amphibious invasion in history. There has never been a battle like it, before or since. But beyond the statistics and over sixty years on, what is it about the events of D-Day that remain so compelling? The courage of the men who fought and died on the beaches of France? The sheer boldness of the invasion plan? Or the fact that this, Rommel's 'longest day', heralded the beginning of the end of World War II. One of the defining battles of the war, D-Day is scored into the imagination as the moment when the darkness of the Third Reich began to be swept away. This is the story of D-Day, told through the voices of over 1,000 survivors - from high-ranking Allied and German officers, to the paratroopers who landed in Normandy before dawn, the infantry who struggled ashore and the German troops who defended the coast. Cornelius Ryan captures the horror and the glory of D-Day, relating in emotive and compelling detail the years of inspired tactical planning that led up to the invasion, its epic implementation and every stroke of luck and individual act of heroism that would later define the battle. In the words of its author, The Longest Day is a story not of war, but of the courage of man.
Author: Max Anders
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Release Date: 2015-06-16
Learn the ways God wants us to grow as Christians and how to cooperate with Him through the disciplines of grace. Spiritual Growth shows you how to grow and the many resources God provides to nurture you.
Author: Richard Satterlie
Publisher: Medallion Media Group
Release Date: 2007-10-01
A young man must remember his past to save his family's future in this thrilling novel. Gabe Peterson's memories go no earlier than when he was 12 years old, yet when a strange little man comes to town, he feels an odd sense of familiarity. Mysterious natural disasters start claiming lives, and the events soon trigger glimpses of the past for Gabe. Once a tragic event of his youth is recalled, Gabe can see that his family is next in danger and must race to save them before it's too late.
The heroes of the book feature a female New York City Fire lieutenant Mary Walsh, handsome fire captain Tom Murphy, and retired fireman and World War II veteran Vic Trnka. This Fire Department trio uncovers a plot to attack Times Square on the eve of the Y2K millennium celebration; its mastermind, Jamal Rahman, is the leader of a deadly terrorist cell. The trio utilizes unconventional means to thwart the attack as a famous old New York Fire Department fireboat, the John D. McKean, partakes in the action to overthrow the terrorist enemy.