With contributors drawn from a broad range of disciplines, The Modern Period Room brings together a carefully selected collection of essays to consider the interiors of the modern era and their more recent reconstructions from a variety of different viewpoints. Contributions from leading design historians, architects and curators of the history of the domestic interior in the UK engage with the issues and conventions surrounding the modern period room to expose the conflicting tensions that lie beneath the conceptual and physical strategy of the modern period room's representational technique. Exploring themes and examples by prestigious architects, such as Ernö Goldfinger, Truus Schroeder and Gerrit Rietveld, the authors reveal the specific coding of presented interior spaces. This illustrated new take on the historiography of twentieth century show interiors enables historians and theorists of architecture, design and social history to investigate the contexts in which this representational device has been used.
Author: Adele Berlin
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date: 2011
Hailed by Library Journal as the "best ready-reference access point to the Jewish religion," and as "essential" by CHOICE in its First Edition, The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion has been the go-to resource for students, scholars, and researchers in Judaic Studies since its 1997 publication. Now, The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion, Second Edition focuses on recent and changing rituals in the Jewish community that have come to the fore since the 1997 publication of the First Edition, including the growing trend of baby-naming ceremonies and the founding of gay/lesbian synagogues Under the editorship of Adele Berlin, nearly 200 internationally renowned scholars have created a new edition that incorporates updated bibliographies, biographies of 20th-century individuals who have shaped the recent thought and history of Judaism, and an index with alternate spellings of Hebrew terms. Entries from the previous edition have been be revised, new entries commissioned, and cross-references added, all to increase ease of navigation research. The Dictionary covers more than three millennia of Jewish religious thought, custom, law, and practice, from traditional approaches to Reform, Conservative, Reconstructionist, and post-denominational Judaism. Brief definitions and longer essays, all supplemented with bibliographies, enlighten readers about the major figures, folklore, and events in the history of Judaism throughout the world.
Malcolm Gladwell, Bestsellerautor und Star des amerikanischen Buchmarkts, hat die wahren Ursachen des Erfolgs untersucht und darüber ein lehrreiches, faszinierendes Buch geschrieben. Es steckt voller Geschichten und Beispiele, die zeigen, dass auch außergewöhnlicher Erfolg selten etwas mit individuellen Eigenschaften zu tun hat, sondern mit Gegebenheiten, die es dem einen leicht und dem anderen unmöglich machen, erfolgreich zu sein. Die Frage ist nicht, wie jemand ist, sondern woher er kommt: Welche Bedingungen haben diesen Menschen hervorgebracht? Auf seiner anregenden intellektuellen Erkundung der Welt der Überflieger erklärt Gladwell unter anderem das Geheimnis der Softwaremilliardäre, wie man ein herausragender Fußballer wird, warum Asiaten so gut in Mathe sind und was die Beatles zur größten Band aller Zeiten machte.
Author: Dana Luciano
Publisher: NYU Press
Release Date: 2007-11-01
Genre: Literary Criticism
2008 Winner, MLA First Book Prize Charting the proliferation of forms of mourning and memorial across a century increasingly concerned with their historical and temporal significance, Arranging Grief offers an innovative new view of the aesthetic, social, and political implications of emotion. Dana Luciano argues that the cultural plotting of grief provides a distinctive insight into the nineteenth-century American temporal imaginary, since grief both underwrote the social arrangements that supported the nation’s standard chronologies and sponsored other ways of advancing history. Nineteenth-century appeals to grief, as Luciano demonstrates, diffused modes of “sacred time” across both religious and ostensibly secular frameworks, at once authorizing and unsettling established schemes of connection to the past and the future. Examining mourning manuals, sermons, memorial tracts, poetry, and fiction by Harriet Beecher Stowe, William Apess, James Fenimore Cooper, Catharine Maria Sedgwick, Susan Warner, Harriet E. Wilson, Herman Melville, Frances E. W. Harper, Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, Elizabeth Keckley, and Ralph Waldo Emerson, Luciano illustrates the ways that grief coupled the affective body to time. Drawing on formalist, Foucauldian, and psychoanalytic criticism, Arranging Grief shows how literary engagements with grief put forth ways of challenging deep-seated cultural assumptions about history, progress, bodies, and behaviors.
Author: Wendy Mitchinson
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Release Date: 2013-10-30
In this energetic new study, Wendy Mitchinson traces medical perspectives on the treatment of women in Canada in the first half of the twentieth century. It is based on in-depth research in a variety of archival sources, including Canadian medical journals, textbooks used in many of Canada’s medical faculties, popular health literature, patient case records, and hospital annual reports, as well as interviews with women who lived during the period. Each chapter examines events throughout a woman’s life cycle – puberty, menstruation, sexuality, marriage and motherhood – and the health problems connected to them – infertility, birth control and abortion, gynaecology, cancer, nervous disorders, and menopause. Mitchinson provides a sensitive understanding of the physician/patient relationship, the unease of many doctors about the bodies of their female patients, as well as overriding concerns about the relationship between female and male bodies. Throughout the book, Mitchinson takes care to examine the roles and agency of both patients and practitioners as diverse individuals.
Author: Russell A. Barkley
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Release Date: 2014-10-28
Widely regarded as the standard clinical reference, this volume provides the best current knowledge about attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children, adolescents, and adults. The field's leading authorities address all aspects of assessment, diagnosis, and treatment, including psychological therapies and pharmacotherapy. Core components of ADHD are elucidated. The volume explores the impact of the disorder across a wide range of functional domains--behavior, learning, psychological adjustment, school and vocational outcomes, and health. All chapters conclude with user-friendly Key Clinical Points. New to This Edition *Reflects significant advances in research and clinical practice. *Expanded with many new authors and new topics. *Chapters on cutting-edge interventions: social skills training, dietary management, executive function training, driving risk interventions, complementary/alternative medicine, and therapies for adults. *Chapters on the nature of the disorder: neuropsychological aspects, emotional dysregulation, peer relationships, child- and adult-specific domains of impairment, sluggish cognitive tempo, and more.
Robert Langdon, Symbolologe aus Harvard, befindet sich aus beruflichen Gründen in Paris, als er einen merkwürdigen Anruf erhält: Der Chefkurator des Louvre wurde mitten in der Nacht vor dem Gemälde der Mona Lisa ermordet aufgefunden. Langdon begibt sich zum Tatort und erkennt schon bald, dass der Tote durch eine Reihe von versteckten Hinweisen auf die Werke Leonardo da Vincis aufmerksam machen wollte - Hinweise, die seinen gewaltsamen Tod erklären und auf eine finstere Verschwörung deuten. Bei seiner Suche nach den Hintergründen der Tat wird Robert Langdon von Sophie Neveu unterstützt, einer Kryptologin der Pariser Polizei und Enkeltochter des ermordeten Kurators. Eine aufregende Jagd beginnt ... Dieses E-Book enthält zusätzlich eine Leseprobe von Dan Browns neuem Roman "Inferno". Lesen Sie bereits jetzt den Anfang des neusten Romans um den Symbolforscher Robert Langdon!
Author: By Michael L. Cook
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Release Date: 2015-11-11
Every step in the business bankruptcy litigation process is covered in Aspen Publishersand’ Bankruptcy Litigation Manual, from the drafting of the first pleadings through the appellate process. In fact, by making the Bankruptcy Litigation Manual a part of your working library, you not only get detailed coverage of virtually all the topics and issues you must consider in any bankruptcy case, you also get field-tested answers to questions you confront every day, such as: How to stay continuing litigation against a corporate debtorand’s non-debtor officers? What are the limits on suing a bankruptcy trustee? Is the Deprizio Doctrine still alive? Does an individual debtor have an absolute right to convert a case from Chapter 7 to Chapter 13? What prohibitions exist on cross-collateralization in financing disputes? Are option contracts and“executoryand” for bankruptcy purposes? When, and under what circumstances, may a bankruptcy court enjoin an administrative proceeding against a Chapter 11 debtor? What are the current standards for administrative priority claims? When must a creditor assert its setoff rights? When can a remand order issued by a district court be reviewed by a court of appeals? What are the limits on challenging pre-bankruptcy real property mortgage foreclosures as fraudulent transfers? Can an unsecured lender recover contract-based legal fees incurred in post- bankruptcy litigation on issues of bankruptcy law? Is there a uniform federal limitation on perfecting security interests that primes a longer applicable state law period, thus subjecting lenders to a preference attack? Do prior bankruptcy court orders bar a plaintiffand’s later state court suit and warrant removal of the action in federal court? Michael L. Cook, a partner at Schulte Roth and& Zabel LLP in New York and former long-time Adjunct Professor at New York University School of Law, has gathered together some of the countryand’s top bankruptcy litigators to contribute to Bankruptcy Litigation Manual. Contributing Authors: Jay Alix, Southfield, MI Neal Batson, Alston and& Bird, LLP, Atlanta, GA Kenneth K. Bezozo, Haynes and Boone, New York, NY Susan Block-Lieb, Fordham University School of Law, Newark, NJ Peter W. Clapp, Valle Makoff, LLP, San Francisco, CA Dennis J. Connolly, Alston and& Bird, LLP, Atlanta, GA David N. Crapo, Gibbons P.C., Newark, NJ Karen A. Giannelli, Gibbons P.C., Newark, NJ David M. Hillman, Schulte Roth and& Zabel, LLP, New York, NY Alfred S. Lurey, Kilpatrick and& Stockton, Atlanta, GA Gerald Munitz, Butler Rubin, Salterelli and& Boyd, LLP, Chicago, IL Robert L. Ordin, Retired Bankruptcy Court Judge Stephen M. Pezanosky, Haynes and Boone, LLP, Partner and Chair of Bankruptcy Section, Fort Worth, TX Robin E. Phelan, Haynes and Boone, LLP Dallas, TX Daniel H. Squire, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, LLP, Washington, DC Michael L. Temin, Fox Rothschild, LLP, Philadelphia, PA Sheldon S. Toll, Law Office ofSheldon S. Toll, Southfield, MI Jason H. Watson, Alston and& Bird, LLP, Atlanta, GA Kit Weitnauer, Alston and& Bird, LLP, Atlanta, GA Written by Mr. Cook and nineteen other experts, Bankruptcy Litigation Manual provides authoritative, up-to-date information on virtually every aspect of the bankruptcy litigation process, from discovery through appeal.
Die provozierende Vision eines totalitären Staats, in dem Frauen keine Rechte haben: Die Dienerin Desfred besitzt etwas, was ihr alle Machthaber, Wächter und Spione nicht nehmen können, nämlich ihre Hoffnung auf ein Entkommen, auf Liebe, auf Leben ... Margaret Atwoods »Report der Magd« wurde zum Kultbuch einer ganzen Generation und von Volker Schlöndorff unter dem Titel »Die Geschichte der Dienerin« verfilmt.