Fiction

Fall and Rise of the Macas

Author: Mari Collier

Publisher: Next Chapter

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Category: Fiction

Page: 278

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After the destruction of a Golden One spaceship, the Maca of Ayran is hunting down the one responsible. Having ignored the orders of his superiors, he has formed an alliance with Lillie, daughter of the Guardian of Flight. After an unknown alien vessel attacks them near a De'Chin mining outpost, they come across a female prisoner with shocking news about their common enemy: the Draygons. Unable to penetrate the Draygon mind with their telepathic powers, they summon help from the Justine Refuge. But what they find out will bring their part of the galaxy to the brink of war... and beyond.
Fiction

Chronicles Of The Maca Collection

Author: Mari Collier

Publisher: Next Chapter

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Category: Fiction

Page: 2338

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All seven books in 'Chronicles Of The Maca', a series of science fiction novels by Mari Collier, now in one volume! Earthbound: Marooned in 19th century West, Llewellyn meets young frontier woman Anna. The two become friends and comrades, their fates forever intertwined. They find themselves together in the prairies of 19th century Texas, the bordellos of Civil War-era New Orleans, to Prohibition in the 1920s, the Great Depression, and the vastness of space. But can they survive hardships through history, the enmity of their southern neighbors and the Civil War, to return to his home planet and exact his revenge? Gather The Children: Two aliens are living their lives in 1860's Texas. One is filled with rage against the world; the other drawn to return to his homeworld and reclaim his land. Before they learn to navigate a spaceship between the stars, they need to find trust in each other and stay alive in a hostile, dangerous land torn by civil war. But after two strong-minded Earth women alter their plans, they must make hard choices about their future. Is revenge more important than love? Before We Leave: Antoinette is in danger. After Red O'Neal delivers a beating to his half-brother Daniel for courting his sister Antoinette, she is sent to a convent until agreeing to marry an older, wealthier man. But after Antoinette sends a letter to her betrothed Lorenz MacDonald about the danger, he rescues her. Soon after, a neighboring ranch is attacked by Comanche raiders, and Antoinette and her mother-in-law are caught in a fight for life and death. Can their family survive the dangers of the violent Western frontier? Return of the Maca: Battle for Thalia is imminent. The exiled Maca of Don is returning to his homeworld to destroy the Justine and Krepyon conquerors, and break the rule of the House of Sisters. Things spiral out of control as the Sisterhood attempts to destroy all male Macas, and isolate the House of Don. With escalating conflicts, the Maca and his friends enter a battle to find a new life and free their people from the invaders. After the battle for Thalia is over, the galaxy will never be the same again. Thalia and Earth: A new force has awakened in the galaxy. After claiming his Earth son Lorenz, the Maca of Don returns to Earth for a family reunion. But the planet has changed: it's the 1970's, and one of their family members is trying to dismantle their business. Another has killed four men, and the doctors are beginning to suspect that there's something strange about the MacDonald family. Soon after their arrival, The Maca of Don and Lorenz learn that there is a new presence in the galaxy... one bent on conquest and destruction. Fall and Rise of the Macas: After the destruction of a Golden One spaceship, the Maca of Ayran is hunting down the one responsible. Having ignored the orders of his superiors, he has formed an alliance with Lillie, daughter of the Guardian of Flight. After an unknown alien vessel attacks them near a De'Chin mining outpost, they come across a female prisoner with shocking news about their common enemy. Unable to penetrate the Draygon mind with their telepathic powers, they summon help from the Justine Refuge. But what they find out will bring their part of the galaxy to the brink of war... and beyond. Thalia - The New Generation: As thievery and deceit befall the continent, a new generation of Maca leaders will rise. Daniel, the new Maca of Ishner on Thalia, struggles to right the wrongs imposed on his people for nearly two hundred years. Determined to uncover the depths of the Sisterhood’s treachery, Daniel and the other young Maca of Thalia face danger, as new threats lead to a battle to save their land and people. With tensions mounting in the struggle for wealth and power, can they fend off the attack, or will they fall to the Sisterhood’s acts of vengeance?
Literary Criticism

Spanish Women Writers and Spain's Civil War

Author: Maryellen Bieder

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 250

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The Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) pitted conservative forces including the army, the Church, the Falange (fascist party), landowners, and industrial capitalists against the Republic, installed in 1931 and supported by intellectuals, the petite bourgeoisie, many campesinos (farm laborers), and the urban proletariat. Provoking heated passions on both sides, the Civil War soon became an international phenomenon that inspired a number of literary works reflecting the impact of the war on foreign and national writers. While the literature of the period has been the subject of scholarship, women's literary production has not been studied as a body of work in the same way that literature by men has been, and its unique features have not been examined. Addressing this lacuna in literary studies, this volume provides fresh perspectives on well-known women writers, as well as less studied ones, whose works take the Spanish Civil War as a theme. The authors represented in this collection reflect a wide range of political positions. Writers such as Maria Zambrano, Mercè Rodoreda, and Josefina Aldecoa were clearly aligned with the Republic, whereas others, including Mercedes Salisachs and Liberata Masoliver, sympathized with the Nationalists. Most, however, are situated in a more ambiguous political space, although the ethics and character portraits that emerge in their works might suggest Republican sympathies. Taken together, the essays are an important contribution to scholarship on literature inspired by this pivotal point in Spanish history.
Science

Macachiavellian Intelligence

Author: Dario Maestripieri

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

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Category: Science

Page: 192

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Judged by population size and distribution, homo sapiens are clearly the most successful primates. A close second, however, would be rhesus macaques, who have adapted to—and thrived in—such diverse environments as mountain forests, dry grasslands, and urban sprawl. Scientists have spent countless hours studying these opportunistic monkeys, but rhesus macaques have long been overshadowed in the public eye by the great apes, who, because of their greater intelligence, are naturally assumed to have more to teach us, both about other primates and about humans as well. Dario Maestripieri thinks it is high time we shelve that misperception, and with Macachiavellian Intelligence he gives rhesus macaques their rightful turn in the spotlight. The product of more than twenty years studying these fascinating creatures, Macachiavellian Intelligence caricatures a society that is as much human as monkey, with hierarchies and power struggles that would impress Machiavelli himself. High-status macaques, for instance, maintain their rank through deft uses of violence and manipulation, while altruism is almost unknown and relationships are perpetually subject to the cruel laws of the market. Throughout this eye-opening account, Maestripieri weds his thorough knowledge of macaque behavior to his abiding fascination with human society and motivations. The result is a book unlike any other, one that draws on economics as much as evolutionary biology, politics as much as primatology. Rife with unexpected connections and peppered with fascinating anecdotes, Macachiavellian Intelligence has as much to teach us about humans as it does about macaques, presenting a wry, rational, and wholly surprising view of our humanity as seen through the monkey in the mirror.
Social Science

Destigmatising mental illness?

Author: Vicky Long

Publisher: Manchester University Press

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Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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This historical study of mental healthcare workers’ efforts to educate the public challenges the supposition that public prejudice generates the stigma of mental illness. Drawing on extensive archival research, this book argues that psychiatrists, nurses and social workers generated representations of mental illness which reflected their professional aspirations, economic motivations and perceptions of the public. Sharing in the stigma of their patients, healthcare workers sought to enhance the prestige of their professions by focussing upon the ability of psychiatry to effectively treat acute cases of mental disturbance. As a consequence, healthcare workers inadvertently reinforced the stigma attached to serious and enduring mental distress. This book makes a major contribution to the history of mental healthcare, and critiques current campaigns which seek to end mental health discrimination for failing to address the political, economic and social factors which fuel discrimination. It will appeal to academics, students, healthcare practitioners and service users.
History

Pachakutik and the Rise and Decline of the Ecuadorian Indigenous Movement

Author: Kenneth J. Mijeski

Publisher: Ohio University Press

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Category: History

Page: 192

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The mobilization of militant indigenous politics is one of the most important stories in Latin American studies today. In this critical work, Kenneth J. Mijeski and Scott H. Beck examine the rise and decline of Ecuador’s leading indigenous party, Pachakutik, as it tried to transform the state into a participative democracy. Using in-depth interviews with political activists, as well as a powerful statistical analysis of election results, the authors show that the political election game failed to advance the causes of Ecuador’s poor or the movement’s own indigenous supporters. Pachakutik and the Rise and Decline of the Ecuadorian Indigenous Movement is an extraordinarily valuable case study of Ecuador’s indigenous movement and the challenges it still faces.