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How to Work in Someone Else s Country

Author : Ruth Stark
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Working abroad offers adventure, friendship with people of other cultures, intimate familiarity with exciting places, and opportunities to make real differences in communities. It also presents countless challenges, ranging from packing and staying safe and healthy to balancing project objectives with on-the-ground realities, working with local officials, and forging respectful and productive relationships. These challenges and many more are tackled in How to Work in Someone Else's Country. Drawing on thirty years of experience as an international consultant in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Pacific, Ruth Stark provides guidance for anybody preparing to work in a foreign country. This easy-to-read guide is enlivened by real-life examples drawn from the author's journals and stories shared by colleagues. Slim enough to fit in a carry-on, this book is sure to come in handy wherever your work takes you.

Someone Else s Country

Author : Peter Docker
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In Someone Else s Country

Author : Trenita Brookshire Childers
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In this groundbreaking work, Trenita Childers explores the enduring system of racial profiling in the Dominican Republic, where Dominicans of Haitian descent are denied full citizenship in the only country they have ever known. As birthright citizens, they now wonder why they are treated like they are “in someone else’s country.” Childers describes how nations like the Dominican Republic create “stateless” second-class citizens through targeted documentation policies. She also carefully discusses the critical gaps between policy and practice while excavating the complex connections between racism and labor systems. Her vivid ethnography profiles dozens of Haitian immigrants and Dominicans of Haitian descent and connects their compelling individual experiences with broader global and contemporary discussions about race, immigration, citizenship, and statelessness while highlighting examples of collective resistance.

In the Country of the Blind

Author : Michael Flynn
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In the nineteenth century, a small group of American idealists managed to actually build Charles Babbage's Analytical Engine and use it to develop Cliology, mathematical models that could chart the likely course of the future. Soon they were working to alter history's course as they thought best. By our own time, the Society has become the secret master of the world. But no secret can be kept forever, at least not without drastic measures. When her plans for some historic real estate lead developer and ex-reporter Sarah Beaumont to stumble across the Society's existence, it's just the first step into a baffling and deadly maze of conspiracies. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Military Migrants

Author : V. Ware
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This is the first book to examine "migrant-soldiers' in the British army and places the phenomenon of Britain's multicultural army in relation to British culture, history and nationalism. It also explores the impact of war on UK society during the 21st Century

Terrorism

Author : Robert Green
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What is terrorism? Why do people commit acts of terrorism? What can be done to stop terrorists? Find out more about why people commit acts of violence against innocent people and start forming your own opinions about what should be done to address this worldwide threat.

Trauma War and Violence

Author : Joop de Jong
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America s 25 Issues to Fix and Make the United States Great Again

Author : Peter D. Fleming
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Everyday we are bombarded with images about how bad things are. Everyone points fingers and argues as to who is at fault... never really coming up with solutions. Half the time they never really acknowledge the real issues. Instead it is just a finger pointing session. Then what happens? Nothing. Well, that is not entirely true. Bars, restaurants, living rooms become filled with arm-chair leaders who discuss and debate the evils of the world. Making statements about how this needs to change or that. But they never actually follow through. Why? Because no one wants to rock the boat or because they think it doesn't matter anyway. Often times it is said nothing will change. Well that simply is not true. Things can change but it usually goes from bad to worse when no one will take a stand to make change. It is time to change back to when America was strong. It is not too late and yes we have a long list of issues. But we can start with these 25...

How to Say It Doing Business in Latin America

Author : Kevin Michael Diran
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An essential guide to doing business in Central and South America, complete with communication and etiquette tips. This is the essential guide to business etiquette and customs for anyone doing business in Latin America. It features everything the reader needs to know?from getting an appointment to securing a contract. Doing business in Latin America can pose unique, substantial challenges to a non-native, and this book demystifies the entire process. From the two-hour ?business lunch,? at which no business is ever discussed, to handing out business cards the right way, Diran covers every crucial nuance. He also addresses: ? How things move at a much slower pace than most American business processes and deals ? How family truly comes before business, even if it means skipping an important meeting to take care of a loved one ? The importance of connections and mutual Acquaintances ? How to work with translators and bilingual assistants to get the job done ? Proper dress, body language, and gestures ? Tips on entertaining and giving and receiving gifts

Hansard s Parliamentary Debates

Author : Great Britain. Parliament
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The Parliamentary Debates Authorized Edition

Author : Great Britain. Parliament
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The Bathing Women

Author : Tie Ning
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A Large Harmonium

Author : Sue Sorensen
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English Lit professor Janey Erlicksen wonders if she's coming unravelled, as her daily life progresses through the onslaught from work, friends and family, and her despotic toddler Little Max. Janey knows she should be trying to put her academic career on the map, but how? She'll more readily poke fun at than engage in yet another overly dry and theoretical conference. And her husband and their friends simply encourage her off the serious academic path, providing anarchic ideas from Foucault-in-snowsuits to erotic poetry addressed to the harmonium collecting dust in the music department. A Large Harmonium is a sharply comical year-in-the-gloriously-unruly- life story. We follow Janey as she negotiates motherhood (“Little Max is a Roald Dahl story, I decide”); career (“the whole enterprise starts to resemble a lion-taming act without the lions”); frightful in-laws (“At breakfast, the two of them are serene and fit-looking. I never can see how people look like that in the morning”); and which literary hero her husband Hector most resembles (“Rochester! Why should I be Rochester? He's a bastard. And he has to be blinded and lose an arm or something before he can be tamed.”) Along the way, she relies on Hector, boy-wonder babysitter Rene, and even crazy unreliable friend Jam. And on Jake, the understanding minister who helps her pick her way through it all.

Lessons from Restructuring Experiences

Author : Nancy E. Hoffman
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Describes the process of collaborative educational reform in the context of the professional development school model. First-person stories describe how "reformed" schools and universities look and assess the impact of such reform on students, teachers, and colleges of education.

Unreliable Memoirs

Author : Clive James
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With an introduction by P. J. O'Rourke 'Do not read this book in public. You will risk severe internal injuries from trying to suppress your laughter.' Sunday Times I was born in 1939. The other big event of that year was the outbreak of the Second World War, but for the moment that did not affect me. In the first instalment of Clive James's memoirs we follow the young Clive on his journey from boyhood to the cusp of manhood, when his days of wearing short trousers are finally behind him. Battling with school, girls, various relatives and an overwhelming desire to be a superhero, Clive's adventures growing up in the suburbs of post-war Sydney are hair-raising, uproarious and almost too good to be true . . . Told with James's unassailable sense of humour and self-effacing charm, Unreliable Memoirs is a hilarious and touching introduction to the story of a national treasure. A million-copy bestseller, this classic memoir is a celebration of life in all its unpredictable glory.

Shaping the Humanitarian World

Author : Peter Walker
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Providing a critical introduction to the notion of humanitarianism in global politics, tracing the concept from its origins to the twenty-first century, this book examines how the so called international community works in response to humanitarian crises and the systems that bind and divide them. By tracing the history on international humanitarian action from its early roots through the birth of the Red Cross to the beginning of the UN, Peter Walker and Daniel G. Maxwell examine the challenges humanitarian agencies face, from working alongside armies and terrorists to witnessing genocide. They argue that humanitarianism has a vital future, but only if those practicing it choose to make it so. Topics covered include: the rise in humanitarian action as a political tool the growing call for accountability of agencies the switch of NGOs from bit players to major trans-national actors the conflict between political action and humanitarian action when it comes to addressing causes as well as symptoms of crisis. This book is essential reading for anyone with an interest in international human rights law, disaster management and international relations.

Very Big Journey

Author : Hilda Jarman Muir
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When that good old horse took me away from Borroloola on the long journey to Darwin, it changed my life forever ... I stopped being an Aboriginal girl and became a half-caste girl. From someone who had had so much, I was now some -had nothing, with no past and an unknown future. Hilda Muir was born on the very frontier of modern Australia near the outback town of Borroloola in the about 1920. Her early life was spent roaming the Gulf Country hunting and gathering with her family. Her mother was a Yanyuwa person, and so was Hilda. Known to the clan as Jarman, it mattered little that her father was an unknown white man. This small girl had a name, a loving family, and a secure Aboriginal identity. This book tells of Hilda's bush childhood, and her force dremoval from a loving family to the rigours of life in the Kahlin Home for half-caste children. Hilda grew up to marry the love of her life, Billy Muir, and then had to learn to deal with the demands -of a growing family and evacuation to Brisbane during the Second World War. Back in Darwin -- and after the devastation of Cyclone Tracy, Hilda struggled to find her place in the world again. In 1995, Hilda Muir was one of those chosen to present a writ to the High Court on behalf of her fellow stolen-generation, asserting that the removals were illegal as well as immoral. In 1997 the writ was rejected by the High Court. In 2000 Hilda finally travelled back to her Yanyuwa land and v was recognised as an owner and custodian of that country. Today Hilda Muir. her Aboriginal children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren are living reminders that governments cannot always shape human lives in ways they might wish.

1968 Vietnam Letters and Memories of a Marine

Author : Marlene Marchaesi
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Anything is pretty much possible if you dream it, you can have it. That is, unless war is a factor. This is a narrative, true story of a young girl who grew up in a poor, dysfunctional family in Upstate New York, and lives mostly in a dream world as a means to escape her mundane life. Probably not such a unique story. But she is unique in that she does something about it she doesnt wait for things to happen, or anyone else to be in control of her destiny --she takes the reins. Through enthusiasm and guts, she manages to live the life shes always dreamed about -- to travel, to see the world. Its 1967 and at the inexperienced age of 20, she leaves her home in New York to work in Great Britain as a domestic, where she stays for nearly two years. She gets there on a one-way ticket, working papers, $100, and the determination to see what the real Europe is like -- not through the eyes of a tourist who only visits for a couple of weeks. She comes out of this experience not only with an education that she otherwise never would have had, but some great stories shell be able to pass on to family and friends. But before she leaves on her adventure of a lifetime, she becomes a friend and lover to Peter. He is her first real love and memories of our first usually remain forever. This was no different for Marlene, and she chronicles the way her and Peter kept in touch in 1967 and 1968 with their letters. And after experiencing some great highs during her two years abroad, she returns home with a heavy heart, as Peter has become a casualty of the Vietnam War the day the letters stopped. A starry-eyed, adventurous young girl, still rather nave when she left home, returns having aged a lot more than she bargained for. In the end however, she would come to realize that certain people enter your life for a reason. She was lucky enough to let Peter into hers, as he has been such a positive influence for over 40 years. This book contains the actual letters Peter wrote to Marlene and her recollections of what she wrote back to him, with no embellishments. Although the book deals with the Vietnam Era, anyone who has friends or relatives serving in the military today will relate to the story.

Always Unreliable

Author : Clive James
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Always Unreliable is the collected first three volumes of Clive James's eloquently witty autobiographies, Unreliable Memoirs, Falling Towards England and May Week Was in June. In Unreliable Memoirs we meet the young Clive James – dressed in shorts and growing up in post-war Sydney. With Falling Towards England, we find Clive living in a Swiss Cottage B&B, where he practises the Twist, anticipates poetical masterpieces he’s yet to compose, and worries about his wardrobe. Finally, May Week Was In June sees Clive at Cambridge University, where he enthusiastically involves himself in college life (generally female lives) until May Week – not only in June but also a fortnight long – when he gets married. The rest, of course, is history . . .