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The Puritan Culture of America's Military: U.S. Army War by Ronald Lorenzo

By Ronald Lorenzo

This booklet explores Puritanism and its carrying on with effect on US and army legislations within the worldwide warfare on Terror, exploring connections among Puritanism and notions of accountability in terms of army crimes, superstitious practices in the army, and urges for revenge. enticing with the paintings of figures similar to Durkheim, Fauconnet and Weber, it attracts on basic information amassed via participation and remark on the US military courts-martial following occasions at Abu Ghraib, Operation Iron Triangle, the Baghdad canal killings and the Maywand District Killings in Afghanistan, to teach how Puritan cultural behavior colour and form either American army activities and the ways that those activities are perceived by means of the yankee public.A theoretically refined exam of the cultural developments that form army behavior and justice within the context of a modern worldwide clash, The Puritan tradition of America's army will attract students around the social sciences with pursuits in social conception and sociology, cultural stories, politics and diplomacy and army experiences.

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The Undergrowth of Literature by Gillian Freeman

By Gillian Freeman

A complete diversity of guides dedicated to sexual delusion is now flooding either the yankee and British markets; The Undergrowth of Literature is an enjoyable and penetrating research in their prestige and position.

After first studying the women's journal marketplace and noting the large elevate in sexual and fetishistic fable in sleek advertisements and style images, the writer turns to the journal literature to be had for heterosexual males. From there she strikes to the mushrooming industry in male gay magazines and flagellation literature after which is going directly to speak about these for "minority" pursuits - guides written for and sometimes by means of Lesbians, transvestites, rubber fetishists and bondage fanatics.

Finally, as a comparability, she takes a glance at modern heroes in children's comics, with an perception which may might be force the reader to question the genuine value of Batman's and sweetness Woman's apparatus.

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Leonardo's Foot: How 10 Toes, 52 Bones, and 66 Muscles by Carol Ann Rinzler

By Carol Ann Rinzler

Leonardo’s Foot stretches again to the fossil list and ahead to contemporary discoveries in evolutionary technological know-how to illustrate that it was once our ft instead of our brains that first extraordinary us from different species in the animal state. Taking thought from Leonardo da Vinci’s assertion that "the human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a piece of art," Carol Ann Rinzler leads us on a desirable walk via technological know-how, drugs, and tradition to make clear the function our toes have performed within the evolution of civilization.

Whether discussing the suitable human shape in classical antiquity, the awesome intensity of the arching soles at the figures in Sandro Botticelli’s start of Venus, an array of foot maladies and the way they've got affected luminaries from Lord Byron to Benjamin Franklin, or delving into the heritage of foot fetishism, Rinzler has created a perfectly different catalog of info on our lowest extremities. this is often well known technological know-how writing at its so much entertaining—page after web page of attention-grabbing proof, dependent round the playful suggestion that appreciating this frequently ignored a part of our physique is vital to figuring out what it truly is to be human.

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The End of Greek Athletics in Late Antiquity (Greek Culture by Sofie Remijsen

By Sofie Remijsen

This ebook offers the 1st entire learn of ways and why athletic contests, a attribute element of Greek tradition for over a millennium, disappeared in overdue antiquity. not like past discussions, which specialise in the traditional Olympics, the top of the main recognized video games is analysed the following within the context of the cave in of the total foreign agonistic circuit, which encompassed a number of hundred contests. the 1st a part of the ebook describes this cave in through an in depth research of the fourth- and fifth-century heritage of the athletic video games in each one quarter of the Mediterranean: Greece, Asia Minor, Syria, Egypt, Italy, Gaul and northern Africa. the second one part maintains via explaining those advancements, hard conventional theories (especially the ban by way of the Christian emperor Theodosius I) and discussing intimately either the past due vintage socio-economic context and the overdue old perceptions of athletics

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Vertebrate Cell Culture II and Enzyme Technology by (auth.)

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Contents: A. Fiechter, F.K. Gmunder, Zurich/ Switzerland: Metabolic keep watch over of Glucose Degradation in Yeast and Tumor Cells A. Prokop, M.Z. Rosenberg, St. Louis, MO/USA: Bioreactor for Mammalian cellphone CultureA.O.A. Miller, F.D. Menozzi, D. Dubois, Mons/Belgium: Microbeads and Anchorage-Dependent Eukaryotic Cells: the start of a NewEra in BiotechnologyA.F. Buckmann, Braunschweig/FRG; G. Carrea, Milano/Italy: Synthesis and alertness of Water-Soluble Macromolecular Derivatives of the Redox Coenzymes NAD(H), NADP(H) and FADJ.F. Martin, P. Liras, Leon/Spain: Enzymes fascinated by Penicillin, Cephalosporin, and Cephamycin Biosynthesis

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The Nation (9-16 January 2012)

The Nation is the oldest regularly released weekly journal within the usa. The periodical, dedicated to politics and tradition, is self-described as "the flagship of the left." based on July 6, 1865.

"The kingdom usually are not the organ of any occasion, sect, or physique. it is going to, to the contrary, make an earnest attempt to deliver to the dialogue of political and social questions a very serious spirit, and to salary battle upon the vices of violence, exaggeration and misrepresentation wherein rather a lot of the political writing of the day is marred."

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Monday, January nine, 2012

Gimme a P! Gimme an A! Gimme a T!...
Katha Pollitt rankings back. “Penn State’s Patriarchal Pastimes” [Dec. 5], her column in regards to the Jerry Sandusky baby abuse scandal, blooms into a piece of writing approximately patriarchy in...

IS the area quite more secure with no THE SOVIET UNION?
MIKHAIL GORBACHEV
Virtually all American observation in regards to the finish of the Soviet Union extols what the West is assumed to have won from that old occasion. in this 20th anniversary of the breakup, The Nation...

The Soviet Union’s Afterlife
by STEPHEN F. COHEN
Asked to guage the French Revolution approximately 2 hundred years later, the chinese language most efficient Zhou Enlai used to be famously suggested to have responded, “Too early to say.” notwithstanding apocryphal, the lengthy perspective...

Back within the USSR
by VADIM NIKITIN
For so much 14-year-olds, the 1st yr of highschool is mortifying sufficient with no need to make justifications for a complete state. yet because the basically Russian child at a global tuition in England...

The revolutionary Honor Roll of 2011
by John Nichols
What a distinction a yr makes! final 12 months The Nation’s Honor Roll famous brave, if usually lonely, battlers opposed to an austerity time table, an ascendant Tea occasion and a Republican electoral wave that had positioned Democrats, operating parents and the unions that signify them at the protective nationwide....

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American Cinema of the 1930s: Themes and Variations (Screen

Most likely no decade observed as many adjustments within the Hollywood movie and its product because the Thirties did. first and foremost of the last decade, the was once nonetheless being affected by the transition to speaking photos. Gangster movies and naughty comedies starring Mae West have been well known in city components, yet aroused threats of censorship within the heartland. even if the movie company may possibly continue to exist the industrial results of the Crash used to be up within the air. through 1939, popularly known as "Hollywood's maximum Year," motion pictures like long gone With the Wind and The Wizard of oz. used either colour and sound to wonderful influence, and stay American icons this present day. The "mature oligopoly" that was once the studio method had not just weathered the melancholy and turn into a part of mainstream tradition during the institution and enforcement of the construction Code, it was once a well-oiled, vertically built-in commercial powerhouse.

The ten unique essays in American Cinema of the Nineteen Thirties specialise in sixty varied motion pictures of the last decade, together with Dracula, the general public Enemy, hassle in Paradise, forty second highway, King Kong, Imitation of lifestyles, The Adventures of Robin Hood, Swing Time, Angels with soiled Faces, not anything Sacred, Jezebel, Mr. Smith is going to Washington, and Stagecoach.

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Countries and Their Cultures, Volume 3: Laos - Rwanda by Melvin Ember, Carol R. Ember

By Melvin Ember, Carol R. Ember

Just like the ten-volume Encyclopedia of global Cultures (Macmillan, 1996), the four-volume nations and Their Cultures relies at the number of ethnographic info referred to as the Human relatives zone documents dependent at Yale collage. in contrast to international Cultures, that's prepared by way of tradition, the hot paintings is prepared through state. This work's power is that readers who recognize little or no a few nation can speedy receive an exceptional orientation to the key matters, heritage, and social constitution of a kingdom. The 225 entries are among ten and 20 pages lengthy and browse like a go among a well-written encyclopedia article, a commute advisor, and a social technology essay. they supply an outstanding normal review of a rustic with no tremendously oversimplifying or distorting. All entries have an identical constitution, with sections on geography, historical past, demography, languages, nutrients, economic system, etiquette, politics, family members, faith, and humanities and arts. A country's measure of cultural cohesion in addition to its cultural diversifications are defined within the sections on nationwide id, ethnic family, and social stratification. each one access has a map with a neighborhood insert, black-and-white pictures, and a bibliography of contemporary scholarly books. instructed specifically for libraries that don't personal Encyclopedia of worldwide Cultures. Marc Meola, Coll. of recent Jersey Lib., Ewing

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