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Bending Over Backwards

Bending Over Backwards

Disability, Dismodernism, and Other Difficult Positions

  • Author: Lennard J. Davis
  • Publisher: NYU Press
  • ISBN: 9780814719503
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 200
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2009 Choice Outstanding Academic Title The ultra-Orthodox yeshiva, or Jewish seminary, is a space reserved for men, and for a focus on religious ideals. Fundamentalist forms of piety are usually believed to be quite resistant to change. In Yeshiva Fundamentalism, Nurit Stadler uncovers surprising evidence that firmly religious and pious young men of this community are seeking to change their institutions to incorporate several key dimensions of the secular world: a redefinition of masculinity along with a transformation of the family, and participation in civic society through the labor market, the army, and the construction of organizations that aid terror victims. In their private thoughts and sometimes public actions, they are resisting the demands placed on them to reject all aspects of the secular world. Because women are not allowed in the yeshiva setting, Stadler’s research methods had to be creative. She invented a way to simulate yeshiva learning with young yeshiva men by first studying with an informant to learn key religious texts, often having to do with family life, sexuality, or participation in the larger society. This informant then invited students over to discuss these texts with Stadler and himself outside of the yeshiva setting. This strategy enabled Stadler to gain access to aspects of yeshiva life in which a woman is usually unable to participate, and to hear “unofficial” thoughts and reactions which would have been suppressed had the interviews taken place within the yeshiva. Yeshiva Fundamentalism provides an intriguing — and at times surprising — glimpse inside the all-male world of the ultra-orthodox yeshivas in Israel, while providing insights relevant to the larger context of transformations of fundamentalism worldwide. While there has been much research into how contemporary feminism has influenced the study of fundamentalist groups worldwide, little work has focused on ultra-Orthodox men’s desires to change, as Stadler does here, showing how fundamentalist men are themselves involved in the formulation of new meanings of piety, gender, modernity and relations with the Israeli state.

Bending Over Backwards: A Journey to the End of the World to Cure a Chronic Backache

Bending Over Backwards: A Journey to the End of the World to Cure a Chronic Backache

  • Author: Carlo Pizzati
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 9353573904
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 216
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In this intrepid and humorous travelogue, Carlo Pizzati embarks on a quest to find a cure for a backache that has tortured him for twenty years. Armed with his notebook and an indomitable spirit of adventure, Carlo travels from a posturologist's office in northern Italy to the rarefied mountain air of Boulder to seek a variety of New Age alternative cures; from a trance-dance venue hidden near the woods of Cinque Terre to an exorcist-shaman's den near Buenos Aires, who photographs demons and auras. Eventually, Carlo fetches up in India, to live and learn from the yogis at the Ashtanga yoga centre in Mysore. In India, as Carlo engages in strenuous yogic discipline, meditates atop hills, he has an explosive insight into his past births which leads to an encounter that will change his life forever. Along the way, our sceptical, suffering but always curious narrator discovers the ways in which spirituality and technology intersect. Wry, witty and wise by turns, this is a book about self-discovery, facing fears and failures, and undertaking an arduous journey with an open mind and heart.

Idiom of the Week

Idiom of the Week

  • Author: Heather McDonald
  • Publisher: Primary Concepts
  • ISBN: 1893791939
  • Category:
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A Dictionary of Skiri Pawnee

A Dictionary of Skiri Pawnee

  • Author: Douglas Richard Parks,Lula Nora Pratt
  • Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
  • ISBN: 9780803220478
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 548
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"The volume comprises approximately 4,500 entries that represent the basic vocabulary of the Skiri language. To assist users, the introduction features a description of the Skiri sound system and an alphabet, as well as a short description of Skiri grammar that outlines the categories and constituent morphemes composing Skiri words. The first section of the dictionary presents entries arranged alphabetically by English glosses; the second section is arranged alphabetically by Skiri words and stems. Separate appendixes provide representative conjugations of Skiri verbs, a list of irregular verb roots, and charts of kinship terms."--BOOK JACKET.

Cheater's Guide to Speaking English Like a Native

Cheater's Guide to Speaking English Like a Native

  • Author: Boye Lafayette De Mente
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
  • ISBN: 1462903126
  • Category: Foreign Language Study
  • Page: 256
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Increase your fluency of English through the mastery of common English idioms and expressions. All Native English-speakers use a large number of proverbs and colloquial expressions in their daily conversations. These common sayings, which evolved over the centuries, are like "codes" that reveal the cultural values and attitudes of the speakers. To obtain complete fluency in the English language it is necessary to be familiar with these expressions and know how and when to use them. With a user-friendly format, The Cheater's Guide to Speaking English like a Native is a shortcut to achieving that goal.

27000 English-Spanish Words Dictionary With Definitions

27000 English-Spanish Words Dictionary With Definitions

27000 Diccionario de Palabras Inglés-Español con Definiciones

  • Author: Nam H Nguyen
  • Publisher: Nam H Nguyen
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
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is a great resource anywhere you go; it is an easy tool that has just the words completed description you want and need! The entire dictionary is an alphabetical list of English words with their full description plus special Alphabet, Irregular Verbs and Parts of speech. It will be perfect and very useful for everyone who needs a handy, reliable resource for home, school, office, organization, students, college, government officials, diplomats, academics, professionals, business people, company, travel, interpreting, reference and learning English. The meaning of words you will learn will help you in any situations in the palm of your hand. es un gran recurso donde quiera que vaya; ¡es una herramienta fácil que tiene solo la descripción completa de palabras que quiere y necesita! El diccionario completo es una lista alfabética de palabras en inglés con su descripción completa más alfabeto especial , verbos irregulares y partes del discurso. Será perfecto y muy útil para todos los que necesiten un recurso práctico y confiable para el hogar, la escuela, la oficina, la organización, los estudiantes, la universidad, funcionarios del gobierno, diplomáticos, académicos , profesionales , personas de negocios , empresa, viajes, interpretación, referencia y aprendizaje de inglés. El significado de las palabras que aprenderá le ayudará en cualquier situación en la palma de su mano

Power-up Pilates

Power-up Pilates

Power and poise for daily life

  • Author: Steve Shipside
  • Publisher: Infinite Ideas
  • ISBN: 190818941X
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: 256
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The appeal of Pilates spans the spectrum from recovering rugby players to new age mystics. Here are 52 brilliant ideas to make you leaner, fitter, stronger, suppler. Steve's Pilates starts with the meeting of belly buttons and back bones. Here's how to get your daily dose of dorsal alignment. Steve shows how you get the most out of your hard work by putting into practice the inside secrets of top Pilates practitioners.

Counseling Across the Lifespan

Counseling Across the Lifespan

Prevention and Treatment

  • Author: Cindy L Juntunen,Donald R Atkinson
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9780761923954
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 495
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Counseling Across the Lifespan expands the perimeters of counseling with its emphasis on preventive techniques for adjustment problems in the lifespan of a normal individual. This cogent work focuses on counseling intervention strategies from the unique perspective of an individual’s lifespan, placing techniques in the proper development context. By concentrating on life stages—from childhood through old age—the authors identify the nature and origin of various psychological issues such as self-identity and healthy lifestyle development in adolescents, family violence in young adults, or retirement transitions for older adults. The intervention tools needed to confront these issues are presented through succinct pedagogical features including case examples, checklists for evaluating clients, and exercises.

Dictionary of Contemporary Slang

Dictionary of Contemporary Slang

  • Author: Tony Thorne
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 140810220X
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 512
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With more than 7,000 definitions, this book provides a definitive guide to the use of slang today. It deals with drugs, sport and contemporary society, as well as favourite slang topics such as sex and bodily functions. In this convenient paperback edition of the highly acclaimed Dictionary of Contemporary Slang, language and culture expert Tony Thorne explores the ever-changing underworld of the English language, bringing back intriguing examples of eccentricity and irreverence from the linguistic front-line. "Thorne is a kind of slang detective, going down the streets where other lexicographers fear to tread." Daily Telegraph

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  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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