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The Kill Society (Sandman Slim, Book 9)

The Kill Society (Sandman Slim, Book 9)

  • Author: Richard Kadrey
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK
  • ISBN: 0008219079
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 352
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Ninth in the high-octane Sandman Slim series, The Kill Society has the kick-ass action and inventive fantasy that are the hallmarks of New York Times bestselling author Richard Kadrey.

Radical Fictions And The Novels Of Norman Mailer

Radical Fictions And The Novels Of Norman Mailer

  • Author: Nigel Leigh
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1349204803
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 206
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Dirty Words in Deadwood

Dirty Words in Deadwood

Literature and the Postwestern

  • Author: Melody Graulich,Nicolas S. Witschi
  • Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
  • ISBN: 0803264895
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 368
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Dirty Words in “Deadwood” showcases literary analyses of the Deadwood television series by leading western American literary critics. Whereas previous reaction to the series has largely addressed the question of historical accuracy rather than intertextuality or literary complexity, Melody Graulich and Nicolas S. Witschi’s edited volume brings a much-needed perspective to Deadwood’s representation of the frontier West. As Graulich observes in her introduction: “With its emotional coherence, compelling characterizations, compressed structural brilliance, moral ambiguity, language experiments, interpretation of the past, relevance to the present, and engagement with its literary forebears, Deadwood is an aesthetic triumph as historical fiction and, like much great literature, makes a case for the humanistic value of storytelling.” From previously unpublished interviews with series creator David Milch to explorations of sexuality, disability, cinematic technique, and western narrative, this collection focuses on Deadwood as a series ultimately about the imagination, as a verbal and visual construct, and as a literary masterpiece that richly rewards close analysis and interpretation.

Give Me the Night

Give Me the Night

  • Author: Leigh Heard
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1499015054
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 154
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David Thornton is a thirty-three-year-old child-welfare worker with over ten years’ experience on the job. He has investigated more cases of child abuse and neglect than he would care to remember, and after working the graveyard night shift for more than a decade, he has seen his family disappear and his social life become almost non-existent. Now finding himself trapped between a career that has stagnated and solitary personal life, David spends his days off alone, longing for any release from a lifestyle he just doesn’t know how to escape. Then while responding to a particularly confronting abuse case one night, David meets Nikki, a teenage girl with whom he develops a surprising connection. Alone, lost and abandoned, her story will shake him unlike that of anyone he has ever met before and cause him to question everything he knows about his work, his relationships, and life as he knows it. Shortly afterwards, David and his team suddenly find themselves reeling from the tragic death of a colleague, the return of a demon from their past and the terrible details of Nikki’s case file. In Nikki, David finds an undeniable sense of connection, trust and understanding. But, where did the young girl come from? And what does she want from him?

Why Women Kill

Why Women Kill

Homicide and Gender Equality

  • Author: Vickie Jensen
  • Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers
  • ISBN: 9781588260277
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 195
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Traditional homicide indicators are based on male violence - and do little to predict when, or whom, women will kill. Vickie Jensen shows that gender equality plays an important role in predicting female homicide patterns. Jensen's analysis of the occurrence of women's homicide reveals that lethal violence is most likely when severe gender inequalities exist in the family group. Her conclusions establish the clear relationship between political, economic, legal, and social equality for women and the reduction of all forms of domestic violence.

Junk Science

Junk Science

How Politicians, Corporations, and Other Hucksters Betray Us

  • Author: Dan Agin, Ph.D.
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • ISBN: 1466838531
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 336
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An overdue indictment of government, industry, and faith groups that twist science for their own gain. During the next thirty years, the American public will suffer from a rampage against reason by special interests in government, commerce, and the faith industry, and the rampage has already begun. In Junk Science, Dan Agin offers a response—a stinging condemnation of the egregious and constant warping of science for ideological gain. In this provocative, wide-ranging, and hard-hitting book, Agin argues from the center that we will pay a heavy price for the follies of people who consciously twist the public's understanding of the real world. In an entertaining but frank tone, Agin separates fact from conveniently "scientific" fiction and exposes the data faking, reality ignoring, fear mongering, and outright lying that contribute to intentionally manufactured public ignorance. Many factions twist scientific data to maintain riches and power, and Agin outs them all in sections like these: --"Buyer Beware" (genetically modified foods, aging, and tobacco companies) --"Medical Follies" (chiropractics, health care, talk therapy) --"Poison and Bombs in the Greenhouse" (pollution, warfare, global warming) --"Religion, Embryos, and Cloning" --"Genes, Behavior, and Race" We already pay a heavy price for many groups' conscious manipulation of the public's understanding of science, and Junk Science arms us with understanding, cutting through the fabric of lies and setting the record straight.

Animals and Society

Animals and Society

An Introduction to Human-Animal Studies

  • Author: Margo DeMello
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231526768
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 488
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Considering that much of human society is structured through its interaction with non-human animals, and since human society relies heavily on the exploitation of animals to serve human needs, human–animal studies has become a rapidly expanding field of research, featuring a number of distinct positions, perspectives, and theories that require nuanced explanation and contextualization. The first book to provide a full overview of human–animal studies, this volume focuses on the conceptual construction of animals in American culture and the way in which it reinforces and perpetuates hierarchical human relationships rooted in racism, sexism, and class privilege. Margo DeMello considers interactions between humans and animals within the family, the law, the religious and political system, and other major social institutions, and she unpacks the different identities humans fashion for themselves and for others through animals. Essays also cover speciesism and evolutionary continuities; the role and preservation of animals in the wild; the debate over zoos and the use of animals in sports; domestication; agricultural practices such as factory farming; vivisection; animal cruelty; animal activism; the representation of animals in literature and film; and animal ethics. Sidebars highlight contemporary controversies and issues, with recommendations for additional reading, educational films, and related websites. DeMello concludes with an analysis of major philosophical positions on human social policy and the future of human–animal relations.

Proceedings, 1993 IEEE Computer Society Symposium on Research in Security and Privacy, May 24-26, 1993, Oakland, California

Proceedings, 1993 IEEE Computer Society Symposium on Research in Security and Privacy, May 24-26, 1993, Oakland, California

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 219
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The Poetical Works of Henry Large

The Poetical Works of Henry Large

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  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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  • Page: 366
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The Traveller's Library

The Traveller's Library

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  • Publisher: N.A
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