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The Audacity Of Hope

Author : Barack Obama
ISBN : 9780307455871
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 90. 83 MB
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The junior senator from Illinois discusses how to transform U.S. politics, calling for a return to America's original ideals and revealing how they can address such issues as globalization and the function of religion in public life.

Labor Economy And Society

Author : Jeffrey J. Sallaz
ISBN : 9780745665160
Genre : Social Science
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Work is, and always will be, a central institution of society. What makes a capitalist society unique is that it treats the human capacity to engage in labor as a basic commodity. This can be a source of dynamism, as when innovative firms raise wages to attract the best and brightest. But it can also be a source of misery, as when one’s skills are suddenly rendered obsolete by forces beyond one’s control. Jeffrey J. Sallaz asks us to rethink our basic assumptions about work. Drawing on cutting-edge theories within economic sociology and through the use of contemporary examples, he conceptualizes labor as embedded exchange. This draws attention to issues that all too frequently are overlooked in our public discourse and private imaginations: how various forms of work are classified and valued; how markets for labor operate in practice; and how people can challenge the central fiction that their work is simply a commodity to be bought and sold. This readable and engaging book is suitable for both graduate and advanced undergraduate students. It will be of interest to economic sociologists, scholars of labor, and all of those who find themselves working for a living.

My Life

Author : Bill Clinton
ISBN : 9781407089867
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 52. 1 MB
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President Bill Clinton's My Life is the strikingly candid self-portrait of a world leader who decided in early life to devote his intellectual and political gifts, and his extraordinary capacity for hard work, to serving the people of America and the entire world population. It is the fullest, most concretely detailed, most nuanced account of a presidency ever written, and a testament to the positive impact that his work and his political ideals had on America and on the world. Here is the life of a great national and international figure, revealed with all his talents and contradictions. Filled with fascinating moments and insights, it is told openly, directly, in President Clinton's immediately recognisable voice. A fascinating journey through American politics, and one of the world's most famous politicians, and popular presidents.

A Home Elsewhere

Author : Robert B. Stepto
ISBN : 0674050967
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Reexamines works of African American literature through the lens of Barack Obama's life and accomplishments, discussing such topics as biracial identity, black manhood, and the pain of abandonment.

Teaching For Dissent

Author : Sarah Marie Stitzlein
ISBN : 9781317250920
Genre : Education
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Teaching for Dissent looks at the implications of new forms of dissent for educational practice. The reappearance of dissent in political meetings and street protests opens new possibilities for improved democratic life and citizen participation. This book argues that this possibility will not be fulfilled if schools do not cultivate the skills necessary for our citizens to engage in political dissent. The authors look at how practices in schools, such as the testing regime and the 'hidden curriculum', suppress students' ability to voice ideas that stand in opposition to the status quo. Teaching for Dissent calls for a realignment of the curriculum and the practices of schooling with a guiding vision of democratic participation.

Life Stories

Author : Maureen O'Connor
ISBN : 9781591585275
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Memoirs, autobiographies, and diaries represent the most personal and most intimate of genres, as well as one of the most abundant and popular. Gain new understanding and better serve your readers with this detailed genre guide to nearly 700 titles that also includes notes on more than 2,800 read-alike and other related titles. * A list of subjects and suggested "read-alikes" accompany each title * Appendixes cover awards, websites, and resources * Detailed indexes provide further points of access

A Commoners Guide To Defeating The Aristocracy

Author : Phil Mennitti
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Genre : Political Science
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This is the non-partisan story of how the elite have impoverished the American middle class over the past generation. In this timely and revealing book the author - a dual certified high school teacher, explains what has happened in simple, easy to understand terms, that are brief and to-the-point. A Commoners Guide is a perfect read for high school students or college students and is geared toward adults curious about why the American Dream is dead. The crippling and devastating consequences to liberty and the economy are fixable, and the solutions are clearly outlined within. The First Addition was added to the Library of Congress in October 2012.

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