100 Most Popular Nonfiction Authors

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ISBN: 1591584876
Release Date: 2008
Number of pages: 438
Author: Bernard Alger Drew
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

Download and read online 100 Most Popular Nonfiction Authors in PDF and EPUB Provides alphabetically-arranged biographical entries of popular writers of nonfiction, including Richard Dawkins, Joan Didion, and Paul Theroux, and presents insights on the creative process for each individual.


Popular Mechanics

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Release Date: 2005-01
Number of pages: 126
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Download and read online Popular Mechanics in PDF and EPUB Popular Mechanics inspires, instructs and influences readers to help them master the modern world. Whether it’s practical DIY home-improvement tips, gadgets and digital technology, information on the newest cars or the latest breakthroughs in science -- PM is the ultimate guide to our high-tech lifestyle.


Confucian Values and Popular Zen

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ISBN: 0824814142
Release Date: 1993-01
Number of pages: 256
Author: Janine Anderson Sawada
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

Download and read online Confucian Values and Popular Zen in PDF and EPUB Although East Asian religion is commonly characterized as "syncretic," the historical interaction of Buddhist, Confucian, and other traditions is often neglected by scholars of mainstream religious thought. In this thought-provoking study, Janine Sawada moves beyond conventional approaches to the history of Japanese religion by analyzing the ways in which Neo-Confucianism and Zen formed a popular synthesis in early modern Japan. She shows how Shingaku, a teaching founded by merchant Ishida Baigan, blossomed after his death into a widespread religious movement that selectively combined ideas and practices from these traditions. Drawing on new research into original Shingaku sources, Sawada challenges the view that the teaching was a facile "merchant ethic" by illuminating the importance of Shingaku mystical experience and its intimate relation to moral cultivation in the program developed by Baigan's successor, Teshima Toan. This book also suggests the need for an approach to the history of Japanese education that accounts for the informal transmission of ideas as well as institutional schooling. Shingaku contributed to the development of Japanese education by effectively disseminating moral and religious knowledge on a large scale to the less-educated sectors of Tokugawa society. Sawada interprets the popularity of the movement as part of a general trend in early modern Japan in which ordinary people sought forms of learning that could be pursued in the context of daily life.


European Witch Trials

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ISBN: 9780415619257
Release Date: 2011
Number of pages: 181
Author: Richard Kieckhefer
Publisher: Routledge

Download and read online European Witch Trials in PDF and EPUB In popular tradition witches were either practitioners of magic or people who were objectionable in some way, but for early European courts witches were heretics and worshippers of the Devil. This study concentrates on the period between 1300 and 1500 when ideas about witchcraft were being formed and witch-hunting was gathering momentum. It is concerned with distinguishing between the popular and learned ideas of witchcraft. The author has developed his own methodology for distinguishing popular from learned concepts, which provides adequate substantiation for the acceptance of some documents and the rejection of others. This distinction is followed by an analysis of the contents of folk tradition regarding witchcraft, the most basic feature of which is its emphasis on sorcery, including bodily harm, love magic, and weather magic, rather than diabolism. The author then shows how and why learned traditions became superimposed on popular notions âe" how people taken to court for sorcery were eventually convicted on the further charge of devil worship. The book ends with a description of the social context of witch accusations and witch trials.


Television and Women s Culture

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ISBN: 1446237656
Release Date: 1990-06-15
Number of pages: 256
Author: Mary Ellen Brown
Publisher: SAGE

Download and read online Television and Women s Culture in PDF and EPUB In this book an international team of contributors examines critically the relationship between television and women's culture. Although they recognize that television frequently distorts and oppresses women's experience, the authors avoid a simplistic manipulative view of the media. Instead they show how and why such different genres as game shows, police fiction and soap opera offer women opportunities for negotiation of their own meanings and their own aesthetic appreciation. Not for sale in Australia or New Zealand.


A Comparative Sociology of World Religions

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ISBN: 0814798055
Release Date: 2001-08-01
Number of pages: 344
Author: Stephen Sharot
Publisher: NYU Press

Download and read online A Comparative Sociology of World Religions in PDF and EPUB The body of the law is an ambiguous phrase. Conventionally, it designates the law as a determinate corpus; legal codes, statutes, and the rulings of common law. But it can also refer to the subjected body that is produced by and is part of the law. This subjected body is necessary for the law's existence. Thinking Through the Body of the Law reconceives the role of the body in the founding, maintaining, and regulation of our legal systems and social order and elaborates on its implications for issues of legal responsibility and justice. Taking into account and sometimes challenging the tenets of critical legal theory, critical race theory, and feminist jurisprudence, these essays examine the body and the law as they relate to surrogacy, the Holocaust, land-rights for Aboriginals, murder, the media and insanity, taxation, genetic engineering, and sexy dressing and sexual harassment.


Long Lost Blues

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ISBN: 9780252076763
Release Date: 2010
Number of pages: 254
Author: Peter C. Muir
Publisher: University of Illinois Press

Download and read online Long Lost Blues in PDF and EPUB The first comprehensive examination of the early blues industry and the music it produced


Popular

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ISBN: 9781442419513
Release Date: 2012-05-01
Number of pages: 272
Author: Jessica Burkhart
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online Popular in PDF and EPUB Pressure threatens Lauren’s popularity as she shines in the spotlight of the Canterwood Crest series. Popular is Lauren’s status, at last. She’s fitting in at Canterwood Crest Academy, dating a très cute boy, and working hard as she prepares for her first show since the horrible accident that nearly ended her riding career. Maybe too hard…


Peasants Warriors and Wives

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ISBN: 0226543927
Release Date: 2004-04-01
Number of pages: 165
Author: Keith Moxey
Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Download and read online Peasants Warriors and Wives in PDF and EPUB In Peasants, Warriors, and Wives, Keith Moxey examines woodcut images from the German Reformation that have often been ignored as a crude and inferior form of artistic production. In this richly illustrated study, Moxey argues that while they may not satisfy received notions of "art," they nevertheless constitute an important dimension of the visual culture of the period. Far from being manifestations of universal public opinion, as a cursory acquaintance with their subject matter might suggest, such prints were the means by which the reformed attitudes of the middle and upper classes were disseminated to a broad popular audience.


Popular Science

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Release Date: 2008-01
Number of pages: 106
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Download and read online Popular Science in PDF and EPUB Popular Science gives our readers the information and tools to improve their technology and their world. The core belief that Popular Science and our readers share: The future is going to be better, and science and technology are the driving forces that will help make it better.


How to Be Popular

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ISBN: 0811835707
Release Date: 2003-07-01
Number of pages: 123
Author: Jennifer McKnight-Trontz
Publisher: Chronicle Books

Download and read online How to Be Popular in PDF and EPUB Nothing is more important than being popular! Nothing! From the author of The Good Citizen's Handbook (80,000 copies to date) comes this totally necessary collection of real teen popularity tips from the 1960s and 70s, just in time for back-to-school. Who doesn't want to be surrounded by friends and number one on the Date Parade? Well want no more! All the secrets of popularity are revealed here, including time-tested advice on best friends (and how to get them), how to have the hippest closet in town, when to dance (and with whom), and ways to win true love - the most important popularity of all. Groovily illustrated, this locker-sized lifesaver will get even the most hopeless wallflower in the social swim in no time.


Soccer Against the Enemy

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ISBN: 9780786736355
Release Date: 2010-04-27
Number of pages: 320
Author: Simon Kuper
Publisher: Nation Books

Download and read online Soccer Against the Enemy in PDF and EPUB Soccer is much more than just the most popular game in the world. It is a matter of life and death for millions around the world, an international lingua franca. Simon Kuper traveled to twenty-two countries to discover the sometimes bizarre effect soccer can have on politics and culture. At the same time he tried to discover what makes different countries play a simple game so differently. Kuper meets a remarkable variety of fans along the way, from the East Berliner persecuted by the Stasi for supporting his local team, to the Argentine general with his own views on tactics. He also illuminates the frightening intersection between soccer and politics, particularly in the wake of the attacks of 9-11, where soccer is obsessed over by the likes of Osama bin Laden. The result is one of the world's most acclaimed books on the game, and an astonishing study of soccer and its place in the world.


Popular Science

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Release Date: 1976-05
Number of pages: 176
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Download and read online Popular Science in PDF and EPUB Popular Science gives our readers the information and tools to improve their technology and their world. The core belief that Popular Science and our readers share: The future is going to be better, and science and technology are the driving forces that will help make it better.


Popular Science

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Release Date: 2004-10
Number of pages: 134
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Download and read online Popular Science in PDF and EPUB Popular Science gives our readers the information and tools to improve their technology and their world. The core belief that Popular Science and our readers share: The future is going to be better, and science and technology are the driving forces that will help make it better.


Popular Arthurian Traditions

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ISBN: 0879725621
Release Date: 1992-01-01
Number of pages: 184
Author: Sally K. Slocum
Publisher: Popular Press

Download and read online Popular Arthurian Traditions in PDF and EPUB From medieval history and romance through various twentieth-century renderings, this collection of essays considers themes, characters, and events of the legend and the meanings they impart. Sir Thomas Malory, Chretien de Troyes, Mark Twain, Thomas Berger, Marion Zimmer Bradley, C. J. Cherryh, and other prose writers are discussed as are comic books and other genres. Film interpretations, photographic illustrations, and musical expressions receive analytical attention, as do poetic, religious, and mythic uses of the Arthurian world."