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Author: Catriona Sandilands
Genre: Social Science
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 0816630976
Book Pages: 245
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

Annotation Heroic mothers defending home and hearth against a nature deformed by multinationalist corporate practice: this may be a compelling story, but it is not necessarily the source of valid feminist or ecological critique. What's missing is the democratic element, an insistence on bringing to public debate all the relations of gender and nature that such a view takes for granted. This book aims to situate a commitment to theory and politics -- that is, to democratic practice -- at the center of ecofeminism and, thus, to move toward an ecofeminism that is truly both feminist and ecological. The Good-Natured Feminist inaugurates a sustained conversation between ecofeminism and recent writings in feminist postmodernism and radical democracy. Starting with the assumption that ecofeminism is a body of democratic theory, the book tells how the movement originated in debates about "nature" in North American radical feminisms, how it then became entangled with identity politics, and how it now seeks to include nature in democratic conversation and, especially, to politicize relations between gender and nature in both theoretical and activist milieus.


Author: Nora Roberts
Genre: Fiction
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101146095
Book Pages: 352
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

The second novel in #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts' stunning Chesapeake Bay Saga, where the Quinn brothers must return to their family home on the Maryland shore, to honor their father's last request... Ethan Quinn is a waterman. He wasn’t born to the tradition but has embraced it. He’s a quiet man whose heart runs as deep as the waters he loves. And now, with his father gone, Ethan is determined to make the family boatbuilding business a success. But amidst his achievements lie the most important challenges of his life… There’s a young boy who needs him, and a woman and child he loves but never believed he could have. To shape his life around them, Ethan must face his own dark past—and accept not only who he is but what he hopes to become. Don't miss the other books in the Chesapeake Bay Saga Sea Swept Inner Harbor Chesapeake Blue


Author: John R. Wennersten
Genre: Nature
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253025920
Book Pages: 272
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

Global climate change and global refugee crises will soon become inextricably interlinked. A new tsunami of climate refugees flows across the earth. We are now at the moment of truth."Climate change is with us and we need to think about the next big disturbing idea the potentially disastrous consequences of massive numbers of environmental refugees at large on the planet. In 2020 the United Nations projects that we will have 50 million environmental refugees mostly from Africa, Asia, and Latin America. How will people be relocated and settled? Is it possible to offer environmental refugees temporary or permanent asylum? Will these refugees have any collective rights in the new areas they inhabit? And lastly, who will pay the costs of all the affected countries during the process of resettlement? Environmental refugees are a problem beyond the scope of a single country or agency."John R. Wennersten and Denise Robbins, from the book


Author: John M. Barry
Genre: Social Science
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416563327
Book Pages: 528
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

An American epic of science, politics, race, honor, high society, and the Mississippi River, Rising Tide tells the riveting and nearly forgotten story of the greatest natural disaster this country has ever known -- the Mississippi flood of 1927. The river inundated the homes of nearly one million people, helped elect Huey Long governor and made Herbert Hoover president, drove hundreds of thousands of blacks north, and transformed American society and politics forever. A New York Times Notable Book of the Year, winner of the Southern Book Critics Circle Award and the Lillian Smith Award.


Author: Nora Roberts
Genre: Fiction
Publisher: Berkley
ISBN: 9780425262764
Book Pages: 351
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

Ethan Quinn works to make the family's Chesapeake Bay boatbuilding business a success while struggling--despite his dark and painful past--to find happiness with the woman whom he has always loved.


Author: Emilie Richards
Genre: Fiction
Publisher: MIRA
ISBN: 1426874391
Book Pages: 400
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

Nine people have gathered for the reading of Aurore Gerritsen's will. Some are family, others are strangers. But all will have their futures changed forever when a lifetime of secrets is finally revealed. Aurore Gerritsen left clear instructions: her will is to be read over a four-day period at her summer cottage on a small Louisiana island. Those who don't stay will forfeit their inheritance. With the vast fortune of Gulf Coast Shipping at stake, no one will take that risk. Tensions rise as Aurore's lawyer dispenses small bequests, each designed to expose the matriarch's well-kept secrets. Longtime loyalties are jeopardized and shocking new alliances are formed as the family feels the sands of belief shifting beneath their feet. As a hurricane approaches and survival itself is threatened, the fourth day dawns and everyone waits for the final truth to be revealed.


Author: John Garofano
Genre: Political Science
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
ISBN: 9781589019676
Book Pages: 352
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

The Indian Ocean region has rapidly emerged as a hinge point in the changing global balance of power, and the geographic nexus of economic and security issues with vital global consequences. The security of energy supplies, persistent poverty and its contribution to political extremism, piracy and related threats to seaborne trade, competing nuclear powers, and possibly the scene of future clashes between rising great powers India and China—all are dangers in the waters or in the littoral states of the Indian Ocean region. This volume, one of the first attempts to treat the Indian Ocean Region in a coherent fashion, captures the spectrum of cooperation and competition in the Indian Ocean Region. Contributors discuss points of cooperation and competition in a region that stretches from East Africa, to Singapore, to Australia, and assess the regional interests of China, India, Pakistan, and the United States. Chapters review possible “red lines” for Chinese security in the region, India’s naval ambitions, Pakistan’s maritime security, and threats from non-state actors—terrorists, pirates, and criminal groups—who challenge security on the ocean for all states. This volume will interest academics, professionals, and researchers with interests in international relations, Asian security, and maritime studies.


Author: Neil Cole
Genre: Religion
Publisher: Starling Initiatives
ISBN: 0990660486
Book Pages: 200
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

Today's culture is defined by four exponential growth trends: the population boom, the technology tsunami, the rising economic gap and the increasing polarization of worldviews. Rising like tides, these trends are leading us toward a crushing break.This is a wake-up call for God's people, who must act now to respond to the demands of these shifting tides if they hope to weather the storm. Time is short.Neil Cole carefully lays out some simple ways we can catch up, and keep up, with this rapid change. An unflinching appraisal of the challenges we face, coupled with tangible and achievable solutions, Rising Tides offers profound hope for the way forward.We can future-proof our faith.The Church will not be overcome, but our old ways must be if we hope to survive the rising tides.


Author: Ronald Inglehart
Genre: Political Science
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521529506
Book Pages: 226
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

The twentieth century gave rise to profound changes in traditional sex roles. However, the force of this rising tide has varied among rich and poor societies around the globe, as well as among younger and older generations. Rising Tide sets out to understand how modernization has changed cultural attitudes towards gender equality and to analyze the political consequences of this process. The core argument suggests that women and men s lives have been altered in a two-stage modernization process consisting of (i) the shift from agrarian to industrialized societies and (ii) the move from industrial towards post industrial societies. This book is the first to systematically compare attitudes towards gender equality worldwide, comparing almost 70 nations that run the gamut from rich to poor, agrarian to postindustrial. Rising Tide is essential reading for those interested in understanding issues of comparative politics, public opinion, political behavior, political development, and political sociology.


Author: Catriona Sandilands
Genre:
Publisher:
ISBN: 1987915860
Book Pages: 288
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

'Kogawa is a beautiful and elegant writer.'' --THE KINGSTON WHIG-STANDARD''What is for you the breath of life?'' Someday -- itsuka -- Naomi Nakane will answer this question.In OBASAN, Naomi's childhood was torn apart by Canada's betrayal of Japanese Canadian citizens during the 1940s. Now, years later, Naomi's scars have left her fragile and uncertain. Quietly teaching school on the prairies, she watches as her family slips away from her. When Naomi's Aunt Emily brings her to Toronto and, almost unwillingly, encourages her to become involved in the Japanese Canadian fight for redress, Naomi embarks on an emotional and political journey that takes her deep into her own soul, and deep into the soul of Canada. Politically charged and intimately poetic, ITSUKA tells a story of profound hope, extraordinary commitment and the fragile progress of love.