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The Collector of Leftover Souls

Author : Eliane Brum
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Longlisted for the National Book Award for Translated Literature Urgent investigative essays covering a wide range of humanity in Brazil, from the Amazon to the favelas Eliane Brum is a star journalist in Brazil, known for her polyphonic writing that gives voice to people often underrepresented in popular literature. Brum’s reporting takes her into Brazil’s most marginalized communities: she visits the Amazon to understand the practice of indigenous midwives, stays in São Paulo’s favelas to witness the joy of a marriage and the tragedy of young men dying due to drugs and guns, and wades through the mud to capture the boom and bust of modern-day gold rushes. Brum is an enormously sensitive and perceptive interlocutor, and as she visits these places she provides intimate glimpses into both everyday and extraordinary lives: a poor father on the way to bury his son, a street performer who eats glass, a woman living out her final 115 days, and a hoarder rescuing the “leftover souls” of the city. The Collector of Leftover Souls showcases the best of Brum’s work from two books, combining short profiles with longer reported pieces. These vibrant missives range across current issues such as the human cost of exploiting natural resources, the Belo Monté Dam’s eradication of a way of life for those on the banks of the Xingu River, and the contrast between urban centers and remote villages. Told in the vibrant and idiomatic language of the people Brum writes about, The Collector of Leftover Souls is a vital work of investigative journalism from an internationally acclaimed author.

The Roots of Fake News

Author : Brian Winston
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The Roots of Fake News argues that ‘fake news’ is not a problem caused by the power of the internet, or by the failure of good journalism to assert itself. Rather, it is within the news’s ideological foundations – professionalism, neutrality, and most especially objectivity – that the true roots of the current ‘crisis’ are to be found. Placing the concept of media objectivity in a fuller historical context, this book examines how current perceptions of a crisis in journalism actually fit within a long history of the ways news media have avoided, obscured, or simply ignored the difficulties involved in promising objectivity, let alone ‘truth’. The book examines journalism’s relationships with other spheres of human endeavour (science, law, philosophy) concerned with the pursuit of objective truth, to argue that the rising tide of ‘fake news’ is not an attack on the traditional ideologies which have supported journalism. Rather, it is an inevitable result of their inherent flaws and vulnerabilities. This is a valuable resource for students and scholars of journalism and history alike who are interested in understanding the historical roots, and philosophical context of a fiercely contemporary issue.

Contesting Hydropower in the Brazilian Amazon

Author : Ed Atkins
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In Contesting Hydropower in the Brazilian Amazon, Ed Atkins focuses on how local, national, and international civil society groups have resisted the Belo Monte and São Luiz do Tapajós hydroelectric projects in Brazil. In doing so, Atkins explores how contemporary opposition to hydropower projects demonstrate a form of ‘contested sustainability’ that highlights the need for sustainable energy transitions to take more into account than merely greenhouse gas emissions. The assertion that society must look to successfully transition away from fossil fuels and towards sustainable energy sources often appears assured in contemporary environmental governance. However, what is less certain is who decides which forms of energy are deemed ‘sustainable.’ Contesting Hydropower in the Brazilian Amazon explores one process in which the sustainability of a ‘green’ energy source is contested. It focuses on how civil society actors have both challenged and reconfigured dominant pro-dam assertions that present the hydropower schemes studied as renewable energy projects that contribute to sustainable development agendas. The volume also examines in detail how anti-dam actors act to render visible the political interests behind a project, whilst at the same time linking the resistance movement to wider questions of contemporary environmental politics. This interdisciplinary work will be of great interest to students and scholars of sustainable development, sustainable energy transitions, environmental justice, environmental governance, and development studies.

West Branch

Author : Paula Closson Buck
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West Branch is a semi-annual journal that publishes poetry, fiction, essay, & reviews.

The Louisville Nashville Employes Magazine

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Green Light

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Microsystems

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Who was who on Screen

Author : Evelyn Mack Truitt
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Furnishes brief biographical sketches and lists of screen credits for thousands of film performers, both the famous and the lesser known

The Epistolary Form the Letter as Artifact

Author : Jim Villani
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The Story Makers of Those Tormenting Days

Author : Solomon N. Ramathal
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This book, as the first volume of many volumes, vividly describes the typical culture & religious heritages of Northern Karnataka. The longest heartrending humorous narrative of its kind ever written in English about this enchanting Karnataka region of the southwestern part of India. In this authentic original book--THE STORY MAKERS OF THOSE TORMENTING DAYS--one principal character remains as its true creative author--Visnu Harihara Hangal, the Native Judge--& behind him trail many humorous & serious heartrending stories that deal with human behaviors in everyday life about which he heard as criminal incidents from various litigants in his daily court sessions, guiding him to conclude his final verdicts, have no demarcations & offer collectively as the best literary writings, especially to the English speaking peoples all over the world. How the British rule & their bureaucratic judicial world came to conquer bits of regions & then shuffling various races away from their native regions, to disintegrate their linguistic unity into disharmony, to continue their subjugation over them totally, especially by using their harsh invented penal codes for those natives, who tormented the British as they ignored the progress of such region, like Karnataka, whose people along with others & their rulers were at war with the British, for one hundred years, is progressively being portrayed.

Quinlan s Film Directors

Author : David Quinlan
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The enthusiast's essential handy reference to who directed what, with each entry providing a concise summary of the director's career.

Adventist Review

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The Laser Disc Newsletter

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Both Sides Now the Story of Rock and Roll Presents Oldies on CD

Author : Mike Callahan
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