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Common Ground

Common Ground

Committee Politics in the U.S. House of Representatives

  • Author: John Russell Baughman
  • Publisher: Stanford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780804754163
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 253
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Common Ground shows that while committees in the House of Representatives face overlapping and ambiguous jurisdictions on issues ranging from health care reform to homeland security, the problem of turf wars is overstated as panels are able to bargain and cooperate successfully matters of shared interest.

On Common Ground

On Common Ground

The Ongoing Story of the Commons in Niagara-on-the-Lake

  • Author: Richard D. Merritt
  • Publisher: Dundurn
  • ISBN: 1459703499
  • Category: History
  • Page: 320
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This tract of land in Niagara-on-the-Lake has witnessed an amazing cavalcade of Canadian history. For 250 years a large tract of oak savannah at the mouth of the Niagara River designated as a Military Reserve has witnessed a rich military and political history: the site of the first parliament of Upper Canada; a battleground during the War of 1812; and annual summer militia camps and the training camp for tens of thousands of men and women during the First and Second World Wars. In the midst of the Reserve stood the symbolic Indian Council House where thousands of Native allies received their annual presents and participated in treaty negotiations. From its inception, this territory was regarded by the local citizenry as common lands, their "Commons." Although portions of the perimeter have been severed for various purposes, including the Shaw Festival Theatre, today this historic place includes three National Historic Sites, playing fields, walking trails, and remnants of first-growth forest in Paradise Grove. On Common Ground chronicles the extraordinary lives and events that have made this place very special indeed.

Common ground

Common ground

archaeology, art, science, and humanities : proceedings of the XVIth International Congress of Classical Archaeology, Boston, August 23-26, 2003

  • Author: Carol C. Mattusch,Alice A. Donohue,Amy Brauer
  • Publisher: Oxbow Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9781842171837
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 630
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This volume contains over 150 papers presented at the Classical Congress held in Boston, Massachussetts in August 2003. CONTENTS: Contents include: "Creative Mischief": Harold E. Edgerton's Instrumental Contributions to Maritime Archaeology (Claire Calcagno); Recent Work on the Eastern Hill of the Sanctuary of the Great Gods, Samothrace (Bonna Daix Wescoat); The Survival of the Fit: Observations on the Neo-Attic Maenads and Their Predecessors (Beryl Barr-Sharrar); Etruscan Women at Tarquinia: Skeletal Evidence for Tomb Use (Marshall Joseph Becker); Murals of the Villa of the Mysteries by Maria Barosso: Archaeology, Art, and Politics in the 1920s (Elaine K. Gazda); The Iconography of Gender: Dark Men and Light Women in Archaic Greek Painting (Mary Ann Eaverly); The Port of Sicilian Naxos and the Ancient Urban Landscape (David Blackman and Maria Costanza Lentini); Protecting Athena's Children: Amulets in Classical Athens (Alexis Q. Castor).

Seeking Common Ground

Seeking Common Ground

Multidisciplinary Studies of Immigrant Women in the United States

  • Author: Donna R. Gabaccia
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 9780275943875
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 237
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This book is the first interdisciplinary reader focusing on immigrant women in the United States. Part I includes three chapters by a historian, a sociologist, and an anthropologist summarizing the way research on immigrant women has developed in the three disciplines. Parts II and III, focusing on Immigrant Women of the Past and Immigrant Women Since 1920, provide empirical and interpretive essays on immigrant women from Europe, Latin America, and Asia. The chapters explore such themes as women in the migration process, the role of gender in the creation of American ethnic identities, and the comparability of today's immigrant women with those of the past. Seeking Common Ground is the first interdisciplinary reader focusing on immigrant women in the United States. By providing a basis for comparison between both different ethnic groups and different disciplinary approaches, the volume aims to encourage interdisciplinary communication and research. After the editor's introduction, the volume begins with three chapters (Part I) by a historian, a sociologist, and an anthropologist summarizing the way research on immigrant women has developed in the three disciplines. Parts II and III, focusing on Immigrant Women of the Past and Immigrant Women Since 1920, provide empirical and interpretive essays on immigrant women from Europe, Latin America, and Asia. The chapters explore such themes as women in the migration process, the role of gender in the creation of American ethnic identities, and the comparability of today's immigrant women with those of the past. The work will be of interest to individuals from all disciplines who are concerned with women's studies in general and immigrant women in particular.

Common Ground

Common Ground

A Turbulent Decade in the Lives of Three American Families

  • Author: J. Anthony Lukas
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 030782375X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 688
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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, and the American Book Award, the bestselling Common Ground is much more than the story of the busing crisis in Boston as told through the experiences of three families. As Studs Terkel remarked, it's "gripping, indelible...a truth about all large American cities." "An epic of American city life...a story of such hypnotic specificity that we re-experience all the shades of hope and anger, pity and fear that living anywhere in late 20th-century America has inevitably provoked." —Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, The New York Times

Common Ground

Common Ground

Feminist Collaboration in the Academy

  • Author: Elizabeth G. Peck,JoAnna Stephens Mink
  • Publisher: SUNY Press
  • ISBN: 9780791435113
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 298
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This examination of feminist collaboration reconceptualizes ideas about creativity, cooperation, and competition in higher education.

Common Ground on Hostile Turf

Common Ground on Hostile Turf

Stories from an Environmental Mediator

  • Author: Lucy Moore
  • Publisher: Island Press
  • ISBN: 1610914120
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 216
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In our increasingly polarized society, there are constant calls for compromise, for coming together. For many, these are empty talking points—for Lucy Moore, they are a life's work. As an environmental mediator, she has spent the past quarter century resolving conflicts that appeared utterly intractable. Here, she shares the most compelling stories of her career, offering insight and inspiration to anyone caught in a seemingly hopeless dispute. Moore has worked on wide-ranging issues—from radioactive waste storage to loss of traditional grazing lands. More importantly, she has worked with diverse groups and individuals: ranchers, environmental activists, government agencies, corporations, tribal groups, and many more. After decades spent at the negotiating table, she has learned that a case does not turn on facts, legal merit, or moral superiority. It turns on people. Through ten memorable stories, she shows how issues of culture, personality, history, and power affect negotiations. And she illustrates that equitable solutions depend on a healthy group dynamic. Both the mediator and opposing parties must be honest, vulnerable, open, and respectful. Easier said than done, but Moore proves that subtle shifts can break the logjam and reconcile even the most fiercely warring factions. This book should be especially appealing to anyone concerned with environmental conflicts; and also to students in environmental studies, political science, and conflict resolution, and to academics and professionals in mediation and conflict resolution fields.

Common Ground

Common Ground

  • Author: Louis Adamic
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Aliens
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Common Ground

Common Ground

Reimagining American History

  • Author: Gary Y. Okihiro
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 9780691070070
  • Category: History
  • Page: 158
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In Common ground, Gary Okihiro uses the experiences of Asian Americans to reconfigure the ways in which American history can be understood. He examines a set of binaries--East and West, black and white, man and woman, heterosexual and homosexual--that have structured the telling of our nation's history and shaped our ideas of citizenship since the late nineteenth century. Okihiro not only exposes the artifice of these binaries but also offers a less rigid and more embracing set of stories on which to ground a national history. Okihiro analyzes how groups of people and numerous major events in American history have generally been depicted, and then offers alternative representations from an Asian-American viewpoint--one that reveals the ways in which binaries have contributed toward simplifying, excluding, and denying differences and convergences.

Mapping the Common Ground

Mapping the Common Ground

Philosophical Perspectives on Finnish Music Education

  • Author: Inga Rikandi
  • Publisher: Inga Rikandi
  • ISBN: 9516927882
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 205
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