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Author : Nato Thompson
language : en
Publisher: Melville House
Release Date : 2015-08-18
Download Seeing Power written by Nato Thompson and has been published by Melville House this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2015-08-18 with Art categories.
In our chaotic world of co-opted imagery, does art still have power? A fog of images and information permeates the world nowadays: from advertising, television, radio, and film to the glut produced by the new economy and the rise of social media . . . where even our friends suddenly seem to be selling us the ultimate product: themselves. Here, Nato Thompson—one of the country’s most celebrated young curators and critics—investigates what this deluge means for those dedicated to socially engaged art and activism. How can anyone find a voice and make change in a world flooded with such pseudo-art? How are we supposed to discern what’s true in the product emanating from the ceaseless machine of consumer capitalism, a machine that appropriates from art history, and now from the methods of grassroots political organizing and even social networking? Thompson’s invigorating answers to those questions highlights the work of some of the most innovative and interesting artists and activists working today, as well as institutions that empower their communities to see power and reimagine it. From cooperative housing to anarchist infoshops to alternative art venues, Seeing Power reveals ways that art today can and does inspire innovation and dramatic transformation . . . perhaps as never before.
Author : Scott L. Montgomery
language : en
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date : 2017-09-14
Download Seeing The Light The Case For Nuclear Power In The 21st Century written by Scott L. Montgomery and has been published by Cambridge University Press this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2017-09-14 with Law categories.
Nuclear power is not an option for the future but an absolute necessity. Global threats of climate change and lethal air pollution, killing millions each year, make it clear that nuclear and renewable energy must work together, as non-carbon sources of energy. Fortunately, a new era of growth in this energy source is underway in developing nations, though not yet in the West. Seeing the Light is the first book to clarify these realities and discuss their implications for coming decades. Readers will learn how, why, and where the new nuclear era is happening, what new technologies are involved, and what this means for preventing the proliferation of weapons. This book is the best work available for becoming fully informed about this key subject, for students, the general public, and anyone interested in the future of energy production, and, thus, the future of humanity on planet Earth.
Author : Colleen Deatsman
language : en
Publisher: Weiser Books
Release Date : 2009-05-01
Download Seeing In The Dark written by Colleen Deatsman and has been published by Weiser Books this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2009-05-01 with Body, Mind & Spirit categories.
The word “shaman” means “one who sees in the dark.” Shamans consciously choose to live in two different worlds at the same time. They have one foot here in the everyday world and one foot in the world of the spirits. The fact is, we all live in these two different worlds, but are commonly not aware of the other, less visible one. This world does not exist in some other place, but is right beside us, just outside of our usual perceptions. Seeing in the Dark is a definitive source for personal shamanism and not only provides the tools and techniques of the shaman, but presents the wisdom tradition, awareness paradigm, and shamanic way of life. The powerful shamanic path has weathered the cataclysmic changes of over 50,000 years of human history and is even more vital and relevant today. In times when stress, tension, and the fast pace of life overwhelm us, this path shows us how to slow down, reconnect to the sacred, and harness our personal power—skills that will be needed for the uncertain days ahead. Included in this book are over 100 easy-to-follow exercises that teach important survival skills for the coming changes of 2012 and beyond.
Author : John Piper
language : en
Release Date : 2014-05-14
Download Seeing Beauty And Saying Beautifully written by John Piper and has been published by Crossway this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2014-05-14 with Biography & Autobiography categories.
Herbert - Whitefield - Lewis In the sixth volume of The Swans Are Not Silent series, John Piper celebrates the importance of poetic effort by looking at three influential Christians whose words magnificently display a commitment to truth and a love of beauty. Examining the lives of George Herbert, George Whitefield, and C. S. Lewis, Piper helps us appreciate the importance of carefully crafted words by exploring how Christians can use them to testify to God’s glory, wonder at his grace, and rejoice in his salvation. Whether exploring Herbert’s moving poetry, Whitefield’s dramatic preaching, or Lewis’s imaginative writing, this book highlights the importance of Christ-exalting eloquence in our praise of God and proclamation of his gospel.
Author : David G. Winter
language : en
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date : 2017-09-01
Download Roots Of War written by David G. Winter and has been published by Oxford University Press this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2017-09-01 with Psychology categories.
Ever since Thucydides pondered reasons for the outbreak of the Peloponnesian War, writers, philosophers, and social scientists have tried to identify factors that promote conflict escalation: for example, history (tomorrow's wars are often rooted in yesterday's conflicts), changing balance of power among nations, or domestic political forces. In the end, however, these "causes" are constructed by human beings and involve the memories, emotions, and motives of both the leaders and the led. In July 1914, the long-standing peace of Europe was shattered when the Sarajevo assassinations quickly escalated to World War I. In contrast, at the height of the Cold War, the Cuban Missile Crisis could have easily plunged the world into a thermonuclear world war, but was ultimately peacefully resolved. Why the different outcomes? In Roots of War: Wanting Power, Seeing Threat, Justifying Force, David G. Winter identifies three psychological factors that contributed to the differences in these historical outcomes: the desire for power, exaggerated perception of the opponent's threat, and justification for using military force. Several lines of research establish how these factors lead to escalation and war: comparative archival studies of "war" and "peace" crises, laboratory experiments on threat perception, and surveys of factors leading people to believe that a particular war is "just." The research findings in Roots of War also demonstrate the importance of power in preserving peace through diplomatic interventions, past and present.
Author : Ann E. Kingsolver
language : en
Publisher: SUNY Press
Release Date : 1998
Download More Than Class written by Ann E. Kingsolver and has been published by SUNY Press this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 1998 with Social Science categories.
Examines the changing texture of power relations in non-traditional U.S. worksites.
Author : Erik Walter
language : en
Publisher: Erik Walter
Release Date : 2013-09-15
Download The Secret To Wealth Power Weight Loss Eating Ice Cream And Seeing Rainbows written by Erik Walter and has been published by Erik Walter this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2013-09-15 with categories.
You may be sitting there thinking “wow! my life could be better!” or you may be thinking “I’m so jealous I could spit”, or possibly “where is my mocha latte”, but even if you’re thinking “eh, my life is really good too”, in fact especially if you’re thinking that last part, you need to read this book. If you think your life is “good enough”, you need this book to see how much better it could be. If you think your life needs fixing, it probably does. If you think your pajamas are the perfect size for elephants, they probably are. If you can’t remember the last time you saw a rainbow, then this book is exactly what you need. Buy two because you’re probably going to lose one along the way (especially in step 36: “Throwing books at strangers”).