The Holy Quran is saturated with rhymes, rhythms and literary, poetic patterns peculiar to almost all its unique verses. If a translation into another language does not do justice to these divine-originated delicate, impressive, fine points and tries only to carry out the 'meaning', then half of the job of a good translation is left undone, as a literary masterpiece is an inseparable combination of content and form; and the Quran is a literary masterpiece even in the eyes of non-Muslim academic scholars. The learned translator's effort has, therefore, been intended to possibly carry over, into the English language, some of the beauty, sublimity, elegance, eloquence of the original and to echo those captivating, little nuances, which in the Quranic verses, lie somewhere between prose and poetry, despite the fact that they are neither; this unique style could only be termed Quranic.
Due to government cuts, the benefits system is currently a hot topic. In this timely book, a Citizen’s Income (sometimes called a Basic Income) is defined as an unconditional, non-withdrawable income for every individual as a right of citizenship. This much-needed book, written by an experienced researcher and author, is the first for over a decade to analyse the social, economic and labour market advantages of a Citizen's Income in the UK. It demonstrates that it would be simple and cheap to administer, would reduce inequality, enhance individual freedom and would be good for the economy, social cohesion, families, and the employment market. It also contains international comparisons and links with broader issues around the meaning of poverty and inequality, making a valuable contribution to the debate around benefits. Accessibly written, this is essential reading for policy-makers, researchers, teachers, students, and anyone interested in the future of our society and our economy
Author: Critical Ethnic Studies Editorial Collective
Publisher: Duke University Press
Release Date: 2016-05-13
Genre: Social Science
Building on the intellectual and political momentum that established the Critical Ethnic Studies Association, this Reader inaugurates a radical response to the appropriations of liberal multiculturalism while building on the possibilities enlivened by the historical work of Ethnic Studies. It does not attempt to circumscribe the boundaries of Critical Ethnic Studies; rather, it offers a space to promote open dialogue, discussion, and debate regarding the field's expansive, politically complex, and intellectually rich concerns. Covering a wide range of topics, from multiculturalism, the neoliberal university, and the exploitation of bodies to empire, the militarized security state, and decolonialism, these twenty-five essays call attention to the urgency of articulating a Critical Ethnic Studies for the twenty-first century.