Body, Mind & Spirit

Camino Divina—Walking the Divine Way

Author: Gina Marie Mammano

Publisher: SkyLight Paths Publishing


Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 224

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Inspired by the ancient spiritual practices of lectio divina and walking meditation, camino divina helps you explore whole new worlds inside yourself as well as re-view the natural world around you by combining mindful walking with inspiring phrases and spiritual exercises. Includes introductions to twelve spiritual luminaries and their work.
Social Science

Aging A-Z

Author: Carroll L. Estes

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Social Science

Page: 396

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This provocative, intellectually charged treatise serves as a concise introduction to emancipatory gerontology, examining multiple dimensions of persistent and hotly debated topics around aging, the life course, the roles of power, politics and partisanship, culture, economics, and communications. Critical perspectives are presented as definitions for reader understanding, with links to concepts of identity, knowledge construction, social networks, social movements, and inequalities. With today’s intensifying concentration of wealth and corporatization, precarity is the fate for growing numbers of the world’s population. Intersectionality as an analytic concept offers a new appreciation of how social advantage and disadvantage accumulate, and how constructions of race, ethnicity, class, ability, and gender influence aging. The book’s entries offer a bibliographic compendium, crediting the salience of early pioneering theorists and locating these within the cutting-edge of research (social, behavioral, policy, and gene–environment sciences) that currently advances our understandings of human development, trauma, and resilience. Accompanying these foundations are theories of resistance for advancing human rights and the dignity of marginalized populations.

The Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales

Author: Jack Zipes

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA



Page: 704

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In over 1,000 entries, this acclaimed Companion covers all aspects of the Western fairy tale tradition, from medieval to modern, under the guidance of Professor Jack Zipes. It provides an authoritative reference source for this complex and captivating genre, exploring the tales themselves, the writers who wrote and reworked them, and the artists who illustrated them. It also covers numerous related topics such as the fairy tale and film, television, art, opera, ballet, the oral tradition, music, advertising, cartoons, fantasy literature, feminism, and stamps. First published in 2000, 130 new entries have been added to account for recent developments in the field, including J. K. Rowling and Suzanne Collins, and new articles on topics such as cognitive criticism and fairy tales, digital fairy tales, fairy tale blogs and websites, and pornography and fairy tales. The remaining entries have been revised and updated in consultation with expert contributors. This second edition contains beautifully designed feature articles highlighting countries with a strong fairy tale tradition, covering: Britain and Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, North America and Canada, Portugal, Scandinavian countries, Slavic and Baltic countries, and Spain. It also includes an informative and engaging introduction by the editor, which sets the subject in its historical and literary context. A detailed and updated bibliography provides information about background literature and further reading material. In addition, the A to Z entries are accompanied by over 60 beautiful and carefully selected black and white illustrations. Already renowned in its field, the second edition of this unique work is an essential companion for anyone interested in fairy tales in literature, film, and art; and for anyone who values the tradition of storytelling.
Social Science

Spider Woman's Web

Author: Susan Hazen-Hammond

Publisher: Penguin


Category: Social Science

Page: 242

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A collection of folklore celebrates the power of women and the treachery of human nature

Your Must

Author: Rochelle Carr Burns



Category: Self-Help

Page: 116

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1. Rochelle Carr Burns passionately illustrates that desire to contribute that underlies our collective humanness. She pulls from the guts, minds, and hearts of those who have brought their purposes to life and inspires the reader to act. Your Must is a timely call to the human race to follow that knowing little voice that screams, "I can make a difference!" This is a Must read for every human being. Kim Maynard, PhD, author of Healing Communities in Conflict, (sent from Afghanistan). 2. Rochelle Carr Burns has the enviable ability to turn scholarly research into everyday easy to read language. Her use of examples from everyday people and history makers makes this book personal, practical, and inspirational. Johanna H. Stuckey, PhD, Professor Emerita, author of Women's Spirituality 3. Rochelle Carr Burns' book encourages us to achieve our personal goals, our Must, in my case, to help those less fortunate than ourselves. The ideals of the Commonwealth, which my current work supports, could be described as its Must for its efforts to assist the disadvantaged people of developing countries achieve their true potential. Robert Newell LVO, Director-General, Royal Over-Seas League, London, UK. 4. Any book that helps awaken the soulful radical, that is, the earthy social and political roots of our lives, communities, our earth-nations, is a good book. This one provides one of those root thresholds. Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Ph.D. Author of audio series, The Dangerous Old Woman: Myths and Stories of the Wise Woman Archetype. 5. Dr. Rochelle Carr Burns has written beautifully about the very best of the human spirit as we seek our individual destiny. She uses compelling stories from the past and those along her own journey to leave you knowing you can make a difference in the lives of others. This is a Must Read for those interested in leadership, self-development, and service. President Roger H. Sublett, PhD, Union Institute & University.
Hispanic American women


Author: Diane Telgen



Category: Hispanic American women

Page: 405

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Profiles seventy Hispanic women, including activists, astronauts, artists, businesswomen, politicians, poets, and scientists

Understanding Jung: Flash

Author: Ruth Snowden

Publisher: Hachette UK


Category: Psychology

Page: 96

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The books in this bite-sized new series contain no complicated techniques or tricky materials, making them ideal for the busy, the time-pressured or the merely curious. Understanding Jung is a short, simple and to-the-point guide to the life and work of Karl Jung. In just 96 pages, the reader will discover Jung's ideas about the psyche, the eight psychological types, and the interpretation of dreams. Ideal for the busy, the time-pressured or the merely curious, Understanding Jung is a quick, no-effort way to break into this fascinating topic. GRASP JUNG'S THEORIES UNDERSTAND ANALYTICAL PSYCHOLOGY EXPLORE HIS LIFE UNRAVEL COMPLEX THOUGHT
Social Science

Folklore, Culture, and Aging

Author: David Philip Shuldiner

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group


Category: Social Science

Page: 283

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This work is a guide to the study of cultural traditions by and about elders and aging, featuring an annotated list of over 1,500 references covering a broad range of subjects.

Library Journal

Author: Melvil Dewey



Category: Libraries


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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.