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Investment: Lifting the burden

Investment: Lifting the burden

  • Author: Dale Weldeau Jorgenson,Kun-Young Yun
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • ISBN: 9780262100915
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 474
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A presentation of the cost-of-capital approach for analyzing the economic impact oftax policy.

Jews, Catholics, and the Burden of History

Jews, Catholics, and the Burden of History

  • Author: Eli Lederhendler
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780195345711
  • Category: History
  • Page: 400
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Volume XXI of the distinguished annual Studies in Contemporary Jewry marks sixty years since the end of the Second World War and forty years since the Second Vatican Council's efforts to revamp Church relations with the Jewish people and the Jewish faith. Jews, Catholics, and the Burden of History offers a collection of new scholarship on the nature of the Jewish-Catholic encounter between 1945 and 2005, with an emphasis on how this relationship has emerged from the shadow of the Holocaust.

Everything But the Burden

Everything But the Burden

What White People Are Taking from Black Culture

  • Author: Greg Tate
  • Publisher: Broadway Books
  • ISBN: 9780767911269
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 272
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White kids from the ’burbs are throwing up gang signs. The 2001 Grammy winner for best rap artist was as white as rice. And blond-haired sorority sisters are sporting FUBU gear. What is going on in American culture that’s giving our nation a racial-identity crisis? Following the trail blazed by Norman Mailer’s controversial essay “The White Negro,” Everything but the Burden brings together voices from music, popular culture, the literary world, and the media speaking about how from Brooklyn to the Badlands white people are co-opting black styles of music, dance, dress, and slang. In this collection, the essayists examine how whites seem to be taking on, as editor Greg Tate’s mother used to tell him, “everything but the burden”–from fetishizing black athletes to spinning the ghetto lifestyle into a glamorous commodity. Is this a way of shaking off the fear of the unknown? A flattering indicator of appreciation? Or is it a more complicated cultural exchange? The pieces in Everything but the Burden explore the line between hero-worship and paternalism. Among the book’s twelve essays are Vernon Reid’s “Steely Dan Understood as the Apotheosis of ‘The White Negro,’” Carl Hancock Rux’s “The Beats: America’s First ‘Wiggas,’” and Greg Tate’s own introductory essay “Nigs ’R Us.” Other contributors include: Hilton Als, Beth Coleman, Tony Green, Robin Kelley, Arthur Jafa, Gary Dauphin, Michaela Angela Davis, dream hampton, and Manthia diAwara. From the Hardcover edition.

The Burden of Power

The Burden of Power

Countdown to Iraq - The Alastair Campbell Diaries

  • Author: Alastair Campbell
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 140904968X
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 768
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The Burden of Power is the fourth volume of Alastair Campbell's diaries, and perhaps the most eagerly awaited given the ground it covers. It begins on September 11, 2001, a day which immediately wrote itself into the history books, and it ends on the day Campbell leaves Downing Street. In between there are two wars: first Afghanistan, and then, even more controversially, Iraq. It was the most difficult decision of Tony Blair's premiership, and almost certainly the most unpopular. Campbell describes in detail the discussions with President Bush and other world leaders as the steps to war are taken, and delivers a unique account of Blair as war leader. He records the enormous political difficulties at home, and the sense of crisis that engulfed the government after the suicide of weapons inspector David Kelly. And all the while, Blair continues to struggle with two issues that ran throughout his time in government - fighting for peace in Northern Ireland, and trying to make peace with Gordon Brown. And Campbell continues to struggle balancing the needs of his family with one of the most pressurised roles in politics. Riveting and revelatory, The Burden of Power is as raw and intimate a portrayal of political life as you are ever likely to read.

Jonathan Swift and the Burden of the Future

Jonathan Swift and the Burden of the Future

  • Author: Alan D. Chalmers
  • Publisher: University of Delaware Press
  • ISBN: 9780874135541
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 175
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"Alan Chalmers's Jonathan Swift and the Burden of the Future explores Swift's temporal apprehension in the context of the pertinent seventeenth- and eighteenth-century religious, scientific, and cultural debates. It also compares Swift's imaginative understanding of time with that of such other writers as Juvenal, Rabelais, Milton, Pope, Gray, and Whitman."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

The Burden of Representation

The Burden of Representation

Essays on Photographies and Histories

  • Author: John Tagg
  • Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
  • ISBN: 9780816624058
  • Category: Photography
  • Page: 242
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Photographs are used as documents, evidence, and records every day in courtrooms, hospitals, and police work, on passports, permits, and licenses. But how did such usages come to be established and accepted, and when? What kinds of photographs were seen seen as purely instrumental and able to function in this way? What sorts of agencies and institutions had the power to give them this status? And more generally, what conception of photographic representation did this involve, and what were its consequences?

The Burden of Black Religion

The Burden of Black Religion

  • Author: Curtis J. Evans
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780199716548
  • Category: History
  • Page: 392
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Religion has always been a focal element in the long and tortured history of American ideas about race. In The Burden of Black Religion, Curtis Evans traces ideas about African American religion from the antebellum period to the middle of the twentieth century. Central to the story, he argues, was the deep-rooted notion that blacks were somehow "naturally" religious. At first, this assumed natural impulse toward religion served as a signal trait of black people's humanity -- potentially their unique contribution to American culture. Abolitionists seized on this point, linking black religion to the black capacity for freedom. Soon, however, these first halting steps toward a multiracial democracy were reversed. As Americans began to value reason, rationality, and science over religious piety, the idea of an innate black religiosity was used to justify preserving the inequalities of the status quo. Later, social scientists -- both black and white -- sought to reverse the damage caused by these racist ideas and in the process proved that blacks were in fact fully capable of incorporation into white American culture. This important work reveals how interpretations of black religion played a crucial role in shaping broader views of African Americans and had real consequences in their lives. In the process, Evans offers an intellectual and cultural history of race in a crucial period of American history.

The Burden Is Light

The Burden Is Light

A Spiritual Autobiography

  • Author: Eugenia Price
  • Publisher: Main Street Books
  • ISBN: 0307515591
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 188
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The successful novelist and writer recounts the events that led her to become a born again Christian, and describes the ways her faith has sustained her.

The Burden

The Burden

Teacher Professional Development in Chicago School Reform : Inter-institutional Collaboration with the Teachers Academy for Mathematics and Science : an Evaluation Study

  • Author: Cynthia Cole,Robert E. Stake
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Teachers
  • Page: 120
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Sharing the Burden?

Sharing the Burden?

NATO and its Second-Tier Powers

  • Author: Benjamin Zyla
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press
  • ISBN: 1442615591
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 328
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Benjamin Zyla rejects the claim that countries like Canada have shirked their responsibilities within NATO since the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Assuming the Burden

Assuming the Burden

Europe and the American Commitment to War in Vietnam

  • Author: Mark Atwood Lawrence
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 0520251628
  • Category: History
  • Page: 358
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That decision, he argues, marked America's first definitive step toward embroilment in Indochina, the start of a long series of moves that would lead the Johnson administration to commit U.S. combat forces a decade and a half later."--Jacket.

The Burden of History

The Burden of History

Colonialism and the Frontier Myth in a Rural Canadian Community

  • Author: Elizabeth Furniss
  • Publisher: UBC Press
  • ISBN: 0774842180
  • Category: History
  • Page: 237
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This book is an ethnography of the cultural politics of Native/non-Native relations in a small interior BC city -- Williams Lake -- at the height of land claims conflicts and tensions. Furniss analyses contemporary colonial relations in settler societies, arguing that 'ordinary' rural Euro- Canadians exercise power in maintaining the subordination of aboriginal people through 'common sense' assumptions and assertions about history, society, and identity, and that these cultural activities are forces in an ongoing, contemporary system of colonial domination. She traces the main features of the regional Euro-Canadian culture and shows how this cultural complex is thematically integrated through the idea of the frontier. Key facets of this frontier complex are expressed in diverse settings: casual conversations among Euro-Canadians; popular histories; museum displays; political discourse; public debates about aboriginal land claims; and ritual celebrations of the city's heritage.

The Burden of Democracy

The Burden of Democracy

The Claims of Cultures, Public Culture, and Democratic Memory

  • Author: Geneviève Souillac
  • Publisher: Lexington Books
  • ISBN: 0739126296
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 225
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In The Burden of Democracy: The Claims of Cultures and Public Culture, Geneviève Souillac offers an original contribution to the debate on contemporary democratic ethics and vindicates the universal development of democracy. This book argues that a public culture articulated around the three principles of deliberative justice, history and encounter can deepen inclusion, mediation, and democratic pluralism under conditions of postmodernity.

Karl Marx

Karl Marx

The Burden of Reason (why Marx Rejected Politics and the Market)

  • Author: Allan Megill
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 9780742511668
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 367
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Why did Karl Marx want to exclude politics and the market from his vision of a future socialism? Allan Megill begins with this question. In answering it, he forces the reader to rethink Marx's entire intellectual project. Karl Marx: The Burden of Reason has important implications for how we think about the usability of Marx's work today. It will be of interest both to those who wish to reflect on the fate of Marxism during the era of Soviet Communism, and to those who wish to discern what is adequate and what requires replacement or supplementation in the work of a figure who, in spite of everything, remains one of the greatest philosophers and social scientists of the modern world.

The Burden

The Burden

fifty years of clinical and experimental neuroscience at the Burden Neurological Institute

  • Author: Ray Cooper,Jonathan Bird
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 100
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The Burden of Southern History

The Burden of Southern History

  • Author: Comer Vann Woodward
  • Publisher: LSU Press
  • ISBN: 9780807118917
  • Category: History
  • Page: 304
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C. Van Wood ward brilliantly addresses the interrelated themes of southern identity, Southern distinctiveness, and the strains of irony that characterize much of the South's historical experience.

The Burden of Prophecy

The Burden of Prophecy

Poetic Utterance in the Prophets of the Old Testament

  • Author: Albert Spaulding Cook
  • Publisher: SIU Press
  • ISBN: 9780809320837
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 163
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Albert Cook examines the fusion of poetic with scriptural thinking in the prophets and wisdom writers of the Old Testament, focusing on the details of their thematic concentrations and on the posture they assume to orient themselves in their prophecies. Most poetry looks toward the past. Keats, Li Po, and Pindar, for example, all offer the profundity of a stocktaking. The poetry of the Hebrew prophet, however, is oriented toward the future. At worst, the prophet's perception and his intent can lead to an informed readiness for the future; at best, they can lead to a restoration of the people's covenant with God; but in any case, they will lead to a future whose features are compassed in the articulated vision. The Burden of Prophecy explores the implications of these conditions, balancing poetic, religious, and anthropological questions as it examines the Old Testament books of the prophets and their successors: Amos, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Zechariah, Daniel, Psalms, and Ecclesiastes.

The Burden of Proof

The Burden of Proof

  • Author: Scott Turow
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • ISBN: 1429957751
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 640
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Late one spring afternoon, Alejandro Stern, the brilliant defense lawyer from Presumed Innocent, comes home from a business trip to find that Clara, his wife of thirty years, has committed suicide. In this book, Turow probes the character of this fascinating and complex man as Stern tries to uncover the truth about his wife's life.

The Burden of Indigo

The Burden of Indigo

  • Author: Gene O'Neill
  • Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
  • ISBN: 1894815491
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 184
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After an economic/ecologic collapse, the Shields along the coast of Cal Wild cast out their criminals and malcontents to wander the dangerous wastelands. The pariahs are permanently dyed, color-coded--reds branding the violent criminals, greens the thieves, blues the sex criminals, etc. The book focuses on the outward/inward journey of an indigo man who believes his color is beginning to finally fade, 30 years after his Judgment of Color. THE BURDEN OF INDIGO is a sf/fantasy/horror tale of the search for salvation.

Contemporary Francophone African Writers and the Burden of Commitment

Contemporary Francophone African Writers and the Burden of Commitment

  • Author: Odile Cazenave,Patricia Célérier
  • Publisher: University of Virginia Press
  • ISBN: 0813931150
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 256
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By looking at engagée literature from the recent past, when the francophone African writer was implicitly seen as imparted with a mission, to the present, when such authors usually aspire to be acknowledged primarily for their work as writers, Contemporary Francophone African Writers and the Burden of Commitment addresses the currrent processes of canonization in contemporary francophone African literature. Odile Cazenave and Patricia Célérier argue that aesthetic as well as political issues are now at the forefront of debates about the African literary canon, as writers and critics increasingly acknowledge the ideology of form. Working across genres but focusing on the novel, the authors take up the question of renewed forms of commitment in this literature. Their selected writers range from Mongo Beti, Ousmane Sembène, and Aminata Sow Fall to Boubacar Boris Diop, Véronique Tadjo, Alain Mabanckou, and Léonora Miano, among others.