Joining the Resistance

  • Filename: joining-the-resistance.
  • ISBN: 9780745663456
  • Release Date: 2013-05-22
  • Number of pages: 208
  • Author: Carol Gilligan
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



Since the publication of her landmark book In a Different Voice, Carol Gilligan has transformed the way we think about women and men and the relations between them. It was ‘the little book that started a revolution’, and with more than 800,000 copies in print it has become one of the most widely read and influential books ever written on gender and human development. In her new book Joining the Resistance Carol Gilligan reflects on the evolution of her thinking and shows how her key ideas were interwoven with her own life experiences. Her work began with the question of voice: who is speaking to whom, in what body, telling what stories about which relationships? By listening carefully she heard a voice that had been held in silence, and in the process realized the extent to which we – both women and men – had been telling false stories about ourselves. In her subsequent work Gilligan found that adolescent girls resisted pressures to disengage themselves from their honest voices, and by joining their resistance she opened the way for the development of a more humane way of thinking about personal and political relationships. For the central conviction of her work today – and the central thesis of this book – is that the requisites for love and the requisites for citizenship in a democratic society are one and the same. Both voice and the desire to live in relationships inherent in our human nature, together with the capacity to resist false authority. Combining autobiographical reflection with an analysis of key questions about gender and human development, this timely and highly readable book by one of America’s greatest contemporary thinkers will appeal to a wide readership.

Joining the Resistance

  • Filename: joining-the-resistance.
  • ISBN: 9780745663456
  • Release Date: 2013-05-22
  • Number of pages: 208
  • Author: Carol Gilligan
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



Since the publication of her landmark book In a Different Voice, Carol Gilligan has transformed the way we think about women and men and the relations between them. It was ‘the little book that started a revolution’, and with more than 800,000 copies in print it has become one of the most widely read and influential books ever written on gender and human development. In her new book Joining the Resistance Carol Gilligan reflects on the evolution of her thinking and shows how her key ideas were interwoven with her own life experiences. Her work began with the question of voice: who is speaking to whom, in what body, telling what stories about which relationships? By listening carefully she heard a voice that had been held in silence, and in the process realized the extent to which we – both women and men – had been telling false stories about ourselves. In her subsequent work Gilligan found that adolescent girls resisted pressures to disengage themselves from their honest voices, and by joining their resistance she opened the way for the development of a more humane way of thinking about personal and political relationships. For the central conviction of her work today – and the central thesis of this book – is that the requisites for love and the requisites for citizenship in a democratic society are one and the same. Both voice and the desire to live in relationships inherent in our human nature, together with the capacity to resist false authority. Combining autobiographical reflection with an analysis of key questions about gender and human development, this timely and highly readable book by one of America’s greatest contemporary thinkers will appeal to a wide readership.

Shadow on the Mountain

  • Filename: shadow-on-the-mountain.
  • ISBN: 9781613123782
  • Release Date: 2012-10-01
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: Margi Preus
  • Publisher: Abrams



Shadow on the Mountain recounts the adventures of a 14-year-old Norwegian boy named Espen during World War II. After Nazi Germany invades and occupies Norway, Espen and his friends are swept up in the Norwegian resistance movement. Espen gets his start by delivering illegal newspapers, then graduates to the role of courier and finally becomes a spy, dodging the Gestapo along the way. During five years under the Nazi regime, he gains—and loses—friends, falls in love, and makes one small mistake that threatens to catch up with him as he sets out to escape on skis over the mountains to Sweden. Preus incorporates archival photographs, maps, and other images to tell this story based on the real-life adventures of Norwegian Erling Storrusten, whom Preus interviewed in Norway. Praise for Shadow on the Mountain STARRED REVIEWS "Newbery Honor winner Preus infuses the story with the good-natured humor of a largely unified, peace-loving people trying to keep their sanity in a world gone awry. Based on a true story, the narrative is woven with lively enough daily historical detail to inspire older middle-grade readers to want to learn more about the Resistance movement and imitate Espen’s adventures." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review "This engrossing offering sheds light on the Norwegians’ courage during World War II. Preus masterfully weds a story of friendship with the complications faced by 14-year-old Espen and his friends as Nazi restrictions and atrocities become part of their everyday lives...This is at once a spy thriller, a coming-of-age story, and a chronicle of escalating bravery. Multidimensional characters fill this gripping tale that keeps readers riveted to the end." —School Library Journal, starred review "A closely researched historical novel... relates this wartime tale with intelligence and humor...Ms. Preus deftly uses together historical fact (Espen is based on a real-life spy) and elements of Norwegian culture to conjure a time and place not so terribly long ago." —The Wall Street Journal "Margi Preus, who won a Newbery honor for Heart of a Samurai, returns with another riveting work of historical fiction... This fine novel, which includes an author’s note, a timeline, a bibliography and even a recipe for invisible ink, is based on extensive research... The result is an authentic coming-of-age story, perfect for readers fascinated by the diary of Anne Frank or Lois Lowry’s classic, Number the Stars." —BookPage "The final chapters, which chronicle Espen’s dramatic escape to Sweden—days and nights of mountain skiing, Nazis in hot pursuit—take the book into adventure-thriller territory without losing the humanity that characterizes Preus’s account." —The Horn Book Magazine "Preus makes crystal clear the life imperiling risks that Espen undertakes and the danger to his family." —The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books "As readers understand the risks that Espen took, they will want to learn more about this period. That Espen escaped to Sweden by traveling at night on skis with five different guides should intrigue them.” —Library Media Connection Awards VOYA Top Shelf for Middle School Readers 2012 list 2013 Notable Books for a Global Society Dorothy Canfield Fisher Book Award

The Houses of Nor Saga

  • Filename: the-houses-of-nor-saga.
  • ISBN: 9781481792608
  • Release Date: 2013-05-16
  • Number of pages: 416
  • Author: R M Redman
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse



The System of Nor had known nothing but peace for thousands of years. However, that peace had come under threat and a new regime had come to power. But, it seems that this new system of government is prepared to do anything to stay in power. Cregan had become involved in the Resistance, and was injured in the line of duty. She retreated home to heal her wounds. However, her safety and security were going to come under threat, as the enemy had decided to pay a visit. This is a story about people, their emotions, their loves, their hate and what makes them act in the way they do.

In the Time of the Butterflies

  • Filename: in-the-time-of-the-butterflies.
  • ISBN: 9781565129764
  • Release Date: 2010-01
  • Number of pages: 339
  • Author: Julia Alvarez
  • Publisher: Algonquin Books



A story based on actual events evokes the horror of the Dominican Republic under dictator General Trujillo, as three sisters die in a jeep "accident."

All the Light We Cannot See

  • Filename: all-the-light-we-cannot-see.
  • ISBN: 9781501104565
  • Release Date: 2014-11-04
  • Number of pages: 544
  • Author: Anthony Doerr
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster



WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, the beautiful, stunningly ambitious instant New York Times bestseller about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II. Marie-Laure lives with her father in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where he works as the master of its thousands of locks. When she is six, Marie-Laure goes blind and her father builds a perfect miniature of their neighborhood so she can memorize it by touch and navigate her way home. When she is twelve, the Nazis occupy Paris and father and daughter flee to the walled citadel of Saint-Malo, where Marie-Laure’s reclusive great-uncle lives in a tall house by the sea. With them they carry what might be the museum’s most valuable and dangerous jewel. In a mining town in Germany, the orphan Werner grows up with his younger sister, enchanted by a crude radio they find. Werner becomes an expert at building and fixing these crucial new instruments, a talent that wins him a place at a brutal academy for Hitler Youth, then a special assignment to track the resistance. More and more aware of the human cost of his intelligence, Werner travels through the heart of the war and, finally, into Saint-Malo, where his story and Marie-Laure’s converge. Doerr’s “stunning sense of physical detail and gorgeous metaphors” (San Francisco Chronicle) are dazzling. Deftly interweaving the lives of Marie-Laure and Werner, he illuminates the ways, against all odds, people try to be good to one another. Ten years in the writing, a National Book Award finalist, All the Light We Cannot See is a magnificent, deeply moving novel from a writer “whose sentences never fail to thrill” (Los Angeles Times).

The Resistance Phenomenon in Microbes and Infectious Disease Vectors

  • Filename: the-resistance-phenomenon-in-microbes-and-infectious-disease-vectors.
  • ISBN: 0309168309
  • Release Date: 2003-03-26
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Author: Forum on Emerging Infections
  • Publisher: National Academies Press



The resistance topic is timely given current events. The emergence of mysterious new diseases, such as SARS, and the looming threat of bioterrorist attacks remind us of how vulnerable we can be to infectious agents. With advances in medical technologies, we have tamed many former microbial foes, yet with few new antimicrobial agents and vaccines in the pipeline, and rapidly increasing drug resistance among infectious microbes, we teeter on the brink of loosing the upperhand in our ongoing struggle against these foes, old and new. The Resistance Phenomenon in Microbes and Infectious Disease Vectors examines our understanding of the relationships among microbes, disease vectors, and human hosts, and explores possible new strategies for meeting the challenge of resistance.

The French Resistance

  • Filename: the-french-resistance.
  • ISBN: 9780674731226
  • Release Date: 2016-04-26
  • Number of pages: 592
  • Author: Olivier Wieviorka
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press



Olivier Wieviorka’s history of the French Resistance debunks lingering myths and offers fresh insight into social, political, and military aspects of its operation. He reveals not one but many interlocking homegrown groups often at odds over goals, methods, and leadership. Yet, despite a lack of unity, these fighters braved Nazism without blinking.

Resisting Injustice and the Feminist Ethics of Care in the Age of Obama

  • Filename: resisting-injustice-and-the-feminist-ethics-of-care-in-the-age-of-obama.
  • ISBN: 9781135099701
  • Release Date: 2014-02-05
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Author: David A.J. Richards
  • Publisher: Routledge



David A. J. Richards’s Resisting Injustice and The Feminist Ethics of Care in The Age of Obama: "Suddenly,...All The Truth Was Coming Out" builds on his and Carol Gilligan’s The Deepening Darkness to examine the roots of the resistance movements of the 1960s, the political psychology behind contemporary conservatism, and President Obama’s present-day appeal as well as the reasons for the reactionary politics against him. Richards begins by laying out the basics of the ethics of care and proposing an alternative basis for ethics: relationality, which is based in convergent findings in infant research, neuroscience, and evolutionary psychology. He critically analyzes patriarchal politics and states that they are rooted in a reactionary psychology that attacks human relationality and ethics. From there, the book examines the 1960s resistance movements and argues that they were fundamentally oriented around challenging patriarchy. Richards asserts that the reactionary politics in America from the 1960s to the present are in service of an American patriarchy threatened by the resistance movements ranging from the 1960s civil rights movements to the present gay rights movement. Reactionary politics intend to marginalize and even reverse the ethical achievements accomplished by resistance movements—creating, in effect, a system of patriarchy hiding in democracy. Richards consequently argues that Obama’s appeal is connected to his challenge to this system of patriarchy and will examine both Obama’s appeal and the reactions against him in light of the 2012 presidential election. This book positions recent American political development in a broad analysis of the role of patriarchy in human oppression throughout history, and argues that a feminist-based ethics of care is necessary to form a more humane and inclusive democratic politics.

ELECTROMAGNETISM

  • Filename: electromagnetism.
  • ISBN: 9788120346338
  • Release Date: 2012-09-03
  • Number of pages: 920
  • Author: ASHUTOSH PRAMANIK
  • Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.



This Third Edition of the book contains more than 60 new problems over and above the original 480 problems of the Second Edition. The additional problems cover the whole range of new topics which will also be introduced in the third edition of the author’s main textbook titled Electromagnetism: Theory and Applications. There are some other new problems necessary to further enhance the understanding of the topics of importance already existing in the book. There has been no change in the philosophy of this book. It has been designed to serve as a companion volume to the main text to help students gain a thorough quantitative understanding of EM concepts that are somewhat difficult to learn. The problems included, as a result of the author’s long industrial and academic experience, illuminate the concepts developed in the main text. Besides meeting the needs of undergraduate students of electrical engineering and postgraduate students and researchers in physics, the book will also be immensely useful to engineers and applied physicists in industry. WHAT IS NEW TO THIS EDITION? 1. A number of new problems on evaluation of a.c. resistance and reactance due to skin effect in cylindrical transmission line configurations, for which the cylindrical polar coordinate system cannot be used. 2. New problems on design and optimization of permanent magnets (now being used in the development of new permanent magnet machines) by using Fröhlich–Kennelly equation for representing the demagnetizing curve and Evershed criterion for optimizing the magnet dimensions and its material volume. 3. Some problems on applications of vector analysis to different geometrical configurations. 4. Some problems on Electrostatics and Magnetostatics in which the method of images has been used as auxiliary support. 5. Nearly 18–20 new problems in the chapter on Electromagnetic Induction making it fully comprehensive and covering all facets of electromagnetic induction. This chapter now contains more than 60 solved problems, none of which are of the formula substitution type, and include problems ranging from annular homopolar machines to phenomenon of pinch effect, identification and separation of flux-linkage as well as flux cutting effects, etc. 6. Some problem on Electromagnetic Waves dealing with surface current speed. 7. Problems on Lorentz transformation in the chapter titled Electromagnetism and Special Relativity.

Tears of the Lotus

  • Filename: tears-of-the-lotus.
  • ISBN: 9781476621630
  • Release Date: 2006-07-05
  • Number of pages: 296
  • Author: Roger E. McCarthy
  • Publisher: McFarland



In 1949 Mao Tse-tung first sent his People's Liberation Army into the eastern Tibetan province of Amdo; he followed with an invasion of the province of Kham in 1950. Ill-prepared, disorganized and badly outnumbered, the small Tibetan armed forces were no match for the invaders. At first the Chinese persuaded many Tibetans that their intent was merely to help them share in the future greatness and wealth that Mao had promised all. In a short time the Tibetan tribesmen realized, however, that the true purpose of the invasion was otherwise. Their religion and their freedom were at stake. Despite the repeated efforts by the Dalai Lama and others in Lhasa to dissuade them, the people resisted the Chinese--at great cost: over one million dead in the 1950s. This work includes accounts of the role of Tibetans who collaborated with the Chinese invaders, the resistance movement, the Dalai Lama's lack of support for the movement, and how even so the resistance made it possible for the Dalai Lama to escape from Lhasa in 1959.

SOE and The Resistance

  • Filename: soe-and-the-resistance.
  • ISBN: 9781441143563
  • Release Date: 2011-03-11
  • Number of pages: 296
  • Author: Michael Tillotson
  • Publisher: A&C Black



SOE and The Resistance describes the extraordinary contribution to the allied war effort made by the Special Operations Executive, from its formation in 1940 to the end of the war. Within a broadly chronological framework, the book illustrates how resistance was stimulated among the subjugated populations of Europe and the Far East, leading to the sabotage of industry and communications critical to the Axis cause. Ranging from France, through Scandinavia, the Low Countries , North Africa, the Balkans and the Far East, the story unfolds through the lives of the heroic men and women who served with the SOE in enemy-held territory, as recorded in their obituaries in The Times.

A Habit of Resistance

  • Filename: a-habit-of-resistance.
  • ISBN: 069235901X
  • Release Date: 2015-01-29
  • Number of pages: 260
  • Author: Fernando a Torres
  • Publisher:



A Habit of Resistance, is the story of a group of nuns who progress from having a small gun club to joining the French Resistance during WWII. Renee is from a small town, in provincial France, who flees to Paris, only to find that it has been overrun by Nazis. He returns to his hometown of Brassac to discover that the fiance he abandoned on the night of their wedding, has joined the local convent. He finds himself mayor of the town he abandoned, when the former officeholder flees to avoid working with the Vichy government. His return causes his fiance, Noele, to re-examine her decision to become a nun while he must decide with whom he will collaborate. The offbeat nuns must wrestle with how far to expand the margins of their vows, in hopes of saving their town and themselves. A Habit of Resistance is a work of personal denial and redemption."

Joining the Fray

  • Filename: joining-the-fray.
  • ISBN: 9781317110415
  • Release Date: 2016-05-06
  • Number of pages: 228
  • Author: Zachary C. Shirkey
  • Publisher: Routledge



National leaders often worry that civil wars might spread, but also seem to have little grasp on which civil wars will in fact draw in other states. An ability to understand which civil wars are most likely to draw in outside powers and when this is likely to happen has important policy implications as well as simply answering a scholarly question. Joining the Fray takes existing explanations about which outside states are likely to intervene militarily in civil wars and adds to them explanations about when states join and why. Building on his earlier volume, Is this a Private Fight or Can Anybody Join?, Zachary C. Shirkey looks at how the decision to join a civil war can be intuitively understood as follows: given that remaining neutral was wise when a war began something must change in order for a country to change its beliefs about the benefits of fighting and join the war. This book studies what these changes are, focusing in particular on revealed information and commitment problems.

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