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Contemporary Urbanism in Brazil: Beyond Brasilia

Contemporary Urbanism in Brazil: Beyond Brasilia
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"This outstanding, well-crafted, and highly original volume makes a strong case for viewing Brazilian urbanism as a cutting edge laboratory of urban change not only in Latin America but also in cities across the planet."--Lawrence A. Herzog, San Diego State University

"A landmark study. . . . Amply demonstrates that the city is a tool to achieve social equity; that place, design, and sensitivity to multiculturalism matter; and that participatory democracy is forged through experiencing and designing the urban realm."--Peter M. Ward, University of Texas, Austin

For decades, a succession of military regimes and democratic governments in Brazil sought to shape the future of their society through the manipulation of urban spaces. Planned cities were built that reflected the ideals of high modernism, and urban designers and planners created clean-cut minimalist spaces that reflected the hope for an idyllic future in a still-developing nation. But these cities were criticized as "utopian dreams" in a country plagued with the urban realities of rampant sprawl and the infamous slums known as favelas.

In this international collection of essays, architects, urban planners, and scholars assess the legacy of Brazilian urbanism to date. They evaluate the country's experiments with modernism and examine how Brazilian cities are regenerating themselves within a democratic political framework that meets market and social demands, and respects place, culture, and history.

Vicente del Rio is professor in the city and regional planning department at California Polytechnic State University. William Siembieda is head of the city and regional planning department at California Polytechnic State University.

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9780813035369
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May 15, 2010

Cooking Data

Cooking Data
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In Cooking Data Crystal Biruk offers an ethnographic account of research into the demographics of HIV and AIDS in Malawi to rethink the production of quantitative health data. While research practices are often understood within a clean/dirty binary, Biruk shows that data are never clean; rather, they are always "cooked" during their production and inevitably entangled with the lives of those who produce them. Examining how the relationships among fieldworkers, supervisors, respondents, and foreign demographers shape data, Biruk examines the ways in which units of information-such as survey questions and numbers written onto questionnaires by fieldworkers-acquire value as statistics that go on to shape national AIDS policy. Her approach illustrates how on-the-ground dynamics and research cultures mediate the production of global health statistics in ways that impact local economies and formulations of power and expertise.
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9780822370895
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April 4, 2018

Cozy Classics Emma

Cozy Classics Emma
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Give a kid a classic! Cozy Classics is the popular board book series that presents well-loved stories to children aged 0+ through twelve child-friendly words and twelve needle-felted illustrations. Jane Austen's Emma is a romantic comedy about a young woman who makes mischief through matchmaking, and is one of the world's most beloved classics. Now you can share this classic with children of any age. www.mycozyclassics.com
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9781927018378
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December 5, 2013
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CREATIVE EVOLUTION (TRANS MITCHELL) (P)

CREATIVE EVOLUTION (TRANS MITCHELL) (P)
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The most famous and influential work of distinguished French philosopher Henri Bergson (1859-1941), Creative Evolution features the fullest expression of the philosopher's ideas about the problem of existence, propounding a theory of evolution completely distinct from these of earlier thinkers and scientists.
In discussing the meaning of life, Bergson considers the order of nature and the form of intelligence, including the geometrical tendency of the intellect, and examines mechanisms of thought and illusion. In addition, he presents a critique of the idea of immutability and the concept of nothingness, from Plato and Aristotle through the evolutionism of his contemporaries.
Bergson's influence on Marcel Proust and other twentieth-century writers renders a grasp of his theories imperative to students of literature as well as philosophy. Historians of science and other readers will also appreciate the importance of this milestone in philosophical and evolutionary thought.
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9780486400365
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February 6, 1998
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Crowd Scenes: Movies and Mass Politics

Crowd Scenes: Movies and Mass Politics
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The movies and the masses erupted on the world stage together. In a few decades around the turn of the twentieth century, millions of persons who rarely could afford a night at the theater and had never voted in an election became regular paying customers at movie palaces and proud members of new political parties. The question of how to represent these new masses fascinated and plagued politicians and filmmakers alike.

Movies seemed to speak directly to the masses, via a form of crowd psychology that bypassed individual personality. Many political commentators believed that movies were inherently aligned with the new forms of collectivist mass politics--indeed, government control of the movie industry became a cornerstone of Communist and Fascist regimes, new political movements that embraced the crowd as the basis of social order.

Michael Tratner examines the representations of masses--the crowd scenes--in Hollywood films from The Birth of a Nation through such popular love stories as Gone with the Wind, The Sound of Music, and Dr. Zhivago. He then contrasts these with similar scenes in early Soviet and Nazi films. What emerges is a political debate being carried out in filmic style. In both sets of films, the crowd is represented as a seething cauldron of emotions. In Hollywood films, this is depicted as molding private loves, while collectivist movies present it as turning into organized mass movements. Crowd scenes do more than provide backgrounds for stories, that is: they also function as models for the crowd in the theater.

The book concludes with an examination of the films of Fritz Lang, who first in pre-Nazi Germany, then in Hollywood, created movies that can be seen as meditations on both these ways of using the crowd.

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9780823229024
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April 30, 2008
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Dance Nation

Dance Nation
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'Maybe this is the year, this is the moment, this is the dance where your lives will start!'

Somewhere in America, a revolution is coming.

An army of competitive dancers is ready to take over the world, one routine at a time.

With a pre-teen battle for power and perfection raging on and off stage, Dance Nation is a ferocious exploration of youth, ambition and self-discovery.

Winner of the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and The Relentless Award, Dance Nation is Clare Barron's explosive new play.

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9781786824837
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November 13, 2018
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Dancing on the Edge

Dancing on the Edge
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A young adult novel of loss, travel, healing and adventure

Twelve year-old Dot is spunky and full of zest for life, but after her mother's sudden and senseless death, she finds herself dancing on the edge...of everything. With all familiar anchors swept away, Dot is propelled with her offbeat aunt on an international voyage of curiosity...and maybe even time travel.

With a little help from Jane Austen, Mary Shelley, and other trailblazing ladies of literature, Dot's trip to England becomes anything but predictable. Pack your bags for a memorable, powerful journey into life in the wake of profound loss, as our young heroine discovers the meaning of her past, and of her mother's greatest gift to her.

"A wonderful and endearing story about the power of books and travel to heal us. ...A perfect mother-daughter book."

--Jim Lynch, author of national bestseller The Highest Tide

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9781633980389
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December 20, 2017
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Devil in Love

Devil in Love
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" A brief but sparkling bon-bon from the French writer Jacques Cazotte, who was guillotined in 1792. A young captain, stationed in Naples, is tempted into summoning up Beelzebub, who appears first in the guise of a hideous camel, then as a cute spaniel, and lastly - and most dangerously - as a gorgeous, pouting nymphette who declares herself enamoured of the young man and follows him everywhere. This is an amusing study of temptation, with sinister undertones."
Anne Billson in Time Out

"In Biondetta there remains no trace of the monstrous apparition conjured up by Alvaro in the ruins of Portico. The satanic seductress is hidden behind the face of the tormented and plaintive beauty until the end of the fable."
Jorges Luis Borges

"The Devil in Love is famous on various counts: for its charm and the perfection of its scenes, but above all for the originality of its conception. "
Gerard de Nerval
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9781907650055
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September 30, 2011
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Discovering New Planets

Discovering New Planets
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Astronomers have been working for decades to locate and identify all of the planets they can.

There are eight planets in our solar system, and there could be billions more throughout space. Readers (Grades 3-5) will discover what methods these scientists use, how new technology has helped them see further than ever, and why some scientists think that faraway planets could be home to life forms unlike anything on Earth.
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9780531240632
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March 1, 2013
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DSM-5 MADE EASY

DSM-5 MADE EASY
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This book has been replaced by DSM-5-TR(R) Made Easy, ISBN 978-1-4625-5134-7.
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9781462514427
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April 11, 2014
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