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EYES ON THE OUGHT TO BE (P)

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This book explores tensions surrounding the teaching of literacy in three settings of nontraditional adult education: correctional education, vocational education, and the Highlander Folk School. What literacy is supposed to do, and thus what it means, varies widely across these discourses. At its center of the book is the belief that teachers and scholars must understand the worlds toward which they, and the institutions they teach within, aspire to create through the process of education.
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9781572737143
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June 8, 2007
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Eyeshot

Eyeshot
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Scintillating new work from a celebrated contemporary poet.

Runner-up for the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry (2004)
Runner-up for the ForeWord magazine's Book of the Year Award (2003)

Heather McHugh's new book, Eyeshot, is a brooding, visionary work that takes aim at the big questions--those of love and death. The poems suggest that such immensities balance on the smallest details, and that a range of human blindness is inescapable.

The power of this new work comes from its delicate yet tenacious fidelity to the ever-unfolding senses of sense. The poems invite the reader to follow careening words and insights through passages both playful and profound. Her Fido, Jolted by Jove reveals the tension endemic to both language and living: the world itself is worried. Yet the same poem remarks the high price of any reductive fix: a brain this insecure may need another bolt be driven in it. This movement between anxiety and the human compulsion for order informs Eyeshot's darkly comic, 20/20 acuity.
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9780819566720
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December 29, 2004
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Forgive

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9781542311335
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December 9, 2016

Friction

Friction
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Terrorism is an extreme form of radicalization. In this ground-breaking and important book, Clark McCauley and Sophia Moskalenko identify and outline twelve mechanisms of political radicalization that can move individuals, groups, and the masses to increased sympathy and support for political
violence.

Co-authored by two psychologists both acknowledged in their field as experts in radicalization and consultants to the Department of Homeland Security and other government agencies, Friction draws on wide-ranging case histories to show striking parallels between 1800s anti-czarist terrorism, 1970s
anti-war terrorism, and 21st century jihadist terrorism. Altogether, the twelve mechanisms of political radicalization demonstrate how unexceptional people are moved to exceptional violence in the conflict between states and non-state challengers.

In this revised and expanded edition, McCauley and Moskalenko use the twelve mechanisms to analyze recent cases of lone-wolf terrorists and illustrate how individuals can become radicalized to jihadist violence with group influence or organizational support. Additionally, in the context of the
Islamic State's worldwide efforts to radicalize moderate Muslims for jihad, they advance a model that differentiates radicalization in opinion from radicalization in action, and suggest different strategies for countering these diverse forms of radicalization. As a result, the authors conclude that
the same mechanisms are at work in radicalizing both terrorists and states targeted by terrorists, implying that these conclusions are as relevant for policy-makers and security officers as they are for citizens facing the threat of terror today.

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9780190624927
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December 1, 2016

FROM WATER TO WINE

FROM WATER TO WINE
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From Water to Wine explores how Angola has changed since the end of its civil war in 2002. Its focus is on the middle class--defined as those with a house, a car, and an education--and their consumption, aspirations, and hopes for their families. It takes as its starting point what is working in Angola? rather than what is going wrong? and makes a deliberate, political choice to give attention to beauty and happiness in everyday life in a country that has had an unusually troubled history.

Each chapter focuses on one of the five senses, with the introduction and conclusion provoking reflection on proprioception (or kinesthesia) and curiosity. Various media are employed--poetry, recipes, photos, comics, and other textual experiments--to engage readers and their senses. Written for a broad audience, this text is an excellent addition to the study of Africa, the lusophone world, international development, sensory ethnography, and ethnographic writing.

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February 18, 2020

Fundamental Political Writings

Fundamental Political Writings
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This classroom edition includes On the Social Contract, the Discourse on the Sciences and the Arts, the Discourse on the Origins of Inequality, and the Preface to Narcissus.


Each text has been newly translated and includes a full complement of explanatory notes. The editors' introduction offers students diverse points of entry into some of the distinctive possibilities and challenges of each of these fundamental texts, as well as an introduction to Rousseau's life and historical situation. The volume also includes annotated appendices that help students to explore the origins and influences of Rousseau's work, including excerpts from Hobbes, Pascal, Descartes, Mandeville, Diderot, Voltaire, Madame de Staël, Benjamin Constant, Joseph de Maistre, Kant, Hegel, and Engels.

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9781554812974
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March 1, 2018

Gear Big Cotton Hood Sweatshirt - POSTBAC

Gear Big Cotton Hood Sweatshirt - POSTBAC
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This BIG COTTON hood is BIG on comfort!

9oz fleece with 1x1 cotton/spandex rib at cuff, waistband and pocket openings.  Styling includes a jersey lined hood with flat draw cord and a front pouch pocket.

Fabric: 80% cotton / 20% polyester

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Gear Short Sleeve Tee - GSAS

Gear Short Sleeve Tee - GSAS
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A basic tee is bascially guaranteed to keep you cool! This short sleeve crewneck features the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

Fabric: 5.3oz 100% cotton jersey

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801779530459

George Washington: A Life in Books

George Washington: A Life in Books
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When it comes to the Founding Fathers, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, and Alexander Hamilton are generally considered the great minds of early America. George Washington, instead, is toasted with accolades regarding his solid common sense and strength in battle. Indeed, John Adams once
snobbishly dismissed him as too illiterate, unlearned, unread for his station and reputation. Yet Adams, as well as the majority of the men who knew Washington in his life, were unaware of his singular devotion to self-improvement.

Based on a comprehensive amount of research at the Library of Congress, the collections at Mount Vernon, and rare book archives scattered across the country, Kevin J. Hayes corrects this misconception and reconstructs in vivid detail the active intellectual life that has gone largely unnoticed in
conventional narratives of Washington. Despite being a lifelong reader, Washington felt an acute sense of embarrassment about his relative lack of formal education and cultural sophistication, and in this sparkling literary biography, Hayes illustrates just how tirelessly Washington worked to
improve. Beginning with the primers, forgotten periodicals, conduct books, and classic eighteenth-century novels such as Tom Jones that shaped Washington's early life, Hayes studies Washington's letters and journals, charting the many ways the books of his upbringing affected decisions before and
during the Revolutionary War. The final section of the book covers the voluminous reading that occurred during Washington's presidency and his retirement at Mount Vernon. Throughout, Hayes examines Washington's writing as well as his reading, from The Journal of Major George Washington through his
Farewell Address. The sheer breadth of titles under review here allow readers to glimpse Washington's views on foreign policy, economics, the law, art, slavery, marriage, and religion-and how those views shaped the young nation..

Ultimately, this sharply written biography offers a fresh perspective on America's Father, uncovering the ideas that shaped his intellectual journey and, subsequently, the development of America.

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9780190456672
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May 1, 2017

Germany a Winter Tale (Deutschland ein Wintermaerchen)

Germany a Winter Tale (Deutschland ein Wintermaerchen)
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Germany. A Winter Tale (Deutschland. Ein Wintermaerchen) is a satirical verse epic by German author Heinrich Heine (1797-1856). --- Since 1831 Heine had been living in exile in France; because of his critical works, he no longer felt safe from the German censors and police. In 1835 the German Bundestag passed a decree banning his writings. --- In late 1843 Heine went back to Germany for a few weeks to visit his mother and his publisher, Julius Campe, in Hamburg. It was on his return journey that the first draft of Germany. A Winter Tale took shape. The verse epic appeared in 1844, published by Hoffmann and Campe, Hamburg; and before the year was out, the book was banned in Prussia and the stock confiscated. In December 1844 King Friedrich Wilhelm IV of Prussia issued a warrant for Heinrich Heine's arrest. Before the book could be published elsewhere in Germany, outside Prussia, Heine had to shorten and rewrite it. --- Our historic bilingual edition presents the German text in a version dating from 1887 and a translation by Edgar Alfred Bowring from the same year. Heine's 1844 Preface was retranslated by Annette Bridges for our 2007 edition.
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9781595690715
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October 25, 2007
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