In a Class by Itself

Author: Sandra Brown

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 055357602X

Category: Fiction

Page: 213

View: 7997

Ten years after her high-school graduation--and her failed elopement with Logan Webster--Dani Quinn returns home for her tenth reunion, dreading a confrontation with the man she had betrayed and desperately struggling to find a way to come to terms with the past. Reprint.
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Karl Marx's Social and Political Thought

Author: Bob Jessop,Russell Wheatley

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415193283

Category: Marxian school of sociology

Page: 592

View: 6193

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The Bureaucratization of Socialism

Author: Donald Clark Hodges

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: 9780870231384

Category: Political Science

Page: 210

View: 364

Posted in Political Science

Java in a Nutshell

A Desktop Quick Reference

Author: David Flanagan

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9780596002831

Category: Computers

Page: 969

View: 8230

Aimed for programmers, offers an accelerated introduction to the 1.4 release of Java 2 Standard edition covering topics such as syntax, object-oriented features, and Java development tools.
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A Critical and Cultural Theory Reader

Author: Antony Easthope,Kate McGowan

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802038005

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 287

View: 8462

When first published in 1992, "The Critical and Cultural Theory Reader" served the growing need for essays and extracts for the study of culture. Now, the second and expanded edition of this highly successful reader reflects the growing diversity of the field and includes thirteen new essays.
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Orbital Symmetry and Reaction Mechanism

The OCAMS View

Author: E.Amitai Halevi

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642835686

Category: Science

Page: 312

View: 5942

Criteria of orbital symmetry conservation had a profound influence on mechanistic thinking in organic chemistry and are still commonly applied today. The author presents a coherent set of operational rules for the analysis of scope and reliability. It is written from the viewpoint of Orbital Correspondence Analysis in Maximum Symmetry (OCAMS). Its advantage lies in its provision of a coherent overview of the relation between symmetry and mechanism. For reasons of consistency, the book remains within the framework of molecular orbital theory.
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Class and Consciousness

The Black Petty Bourgeoisie in South Africa, 1924 to 1950

Author: Alan Gregor Cobley

Publisher: Praeger Pub Text

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 258

View: 6413

A valuable source for anyone interested in modern South African history, this is the first book to discuss the emergence and nature of the black bourgeoisie in South Africa in its historical context as a class 'in itself and for itself.' The book investigates the economics background, social origins, and cultural consciousness of the black petty bourgeoise and how it deployed a wide range of class-specific social and cultural networks. It also considers the influence of special cultural factors, entrepreneurial ideologies and experiences, and radical ideologies and experiences.
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The Theory of Science

Die Wissenschaftslehre oder Versuch einer Neuen Darstellung der Logik

Author: Bernard Bolzano

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520017870

Category: Logic

Page: 399

View: 3287

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Java Enterprise in a Nutshell

A Desktop Quick Reference

Author: Jim Farley,William Crawford,David Flanagan

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9780596001520

Category: Computers

Page: 971

View: 9746

A tutorial and reference to Java-based APIs for application software development covers RMI, IDL, JAXP, JNDI, Java Servlets, and J2EE 1.3.
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Boolean Algebra

Author: R. L. Goodstein

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486154971

Category: Mathematics

Page: 160

View: 1413

This elementary treatment by a distinguished mathematician employs Boolean algebra as a simple medium for introducing important concepts of modern algebra. Numerous examples appear throughout the text, plus full solutions.
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Cultural Theory and Popular Culture

A Reader

Author: John Storey

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780131970694

Category: Culture

Page: 657

View: 4114

This reader in Cultural Theory and Popular Culture is a companion volume to An Introduction to Cultural Theory and Popular Culture, now in its 4th edition (2006). The Reader offers students the opportunity to experience at first hand the theorists and critics discussed in An Introduction. It can be used both in conjunction with and independently of the textbook. Taken as a whole, the reader provides a theoretical, analytical and historical introduction to the study of popular culture and provides key primary coverage of fundamental issues to cultural studies today.
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The Forging of the Modern State

Early Industrial Britain, 1783-1870

Author: Eric J. Evans

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131787370X

Category: History

Page: 648

View: 9232

In this hugely ambitious history of Britain, Eric Evans surveys every aspect of the period in which the country was transformed into the world’s first industrial power. This was an era of revolutionary change unparalleled in Britain, yet one in which transformation was achieved without political revolution. The unique combination of transition and revolution is a major theme in the book, which ranges across the embryonic empire, the Church, education, health, finance, and rural and urban life. Evans gives particular attention to the Great Reform Act of 1832. The Third Edition includes an entirely new introductory chapter, and is illustrated for the first time.
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Learning to Rival

A Literate Practice for Intercultural Inquiry

Author: Linda Flower,Elenore Long,Lorraine Higgins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135658293

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 344

View: 7544

Learning to Rival tells the inside story of college and high school writers learning to "rival"--to actively seek rival hypotheses and negotiate alternative perspectives on charged questions. It shows how this interdisciplinary literate practice alters with the context of use and how, in learning to rival in school and out, students must often negotiate conflicts not apparent to instructors. This study of the rival hypothesis stance--a powerful literate practice claimed by both humanities and science--initially posed two questions: * how does the rival hypothesis stance define itself as a literate practice as we move across the boundaries of disciplines and genres, of school and community? * how do learners crossing these boundaries interpret and use the family of literate practices, especially in situations that pose problems of intercultural understanding? Over the course of this project with urban teenagers and minority college students, the rival hypothesis stance emerged as a generative and powerful tool for intercultural inquiry, posing in turn a new question: how can the practice of rivaling support the difficult and essential art of intercultural interpretation in education? The authors present the story of a literate practice that moves across communities, as well as the stories of students who are learning to rival across the curriculum. Learning to Rival offers an active, strategic approach to multiculturalism, addressing how people negotiate and use difference to solve problems. In the spirit of John Dewey's experimental way of knowing, it presents a multifaceted approach to literacy research, combining contemporary research methods to show the complexity of rivaling as a literate practice and the way it is understood and used by a variety of writers. As a resource for scholars, teachers, and administrators in writing across the curriculum studies, writing program administration, service learning, and community based projects, as well as literacy, rhetoric, and composition, this volume reveals how learning a new literate practice can force students to encounter and negotiate conflicts. It also provides a model of an intercultural inquiry that uses difference to understand a shared problem.
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Political Elites

Author: Geraint Parry

Publisher: ECPR Press

ISBN: 0954796608

Category: Political Science

Page: 160

View: 6586

Elites have been described both as the bulwarks of democracy and its very antithesis. Political Elites, first published in 1969, reviews the literature on the role of elites in politics. It deals with both the 'classic' elite theorists - Mosca, Pareto, Michels, Burnham and C. Wright Mills - and with many of the empirical and theoretical works on elites by modern political scientists and sociologists. It seeks to clarify the central terms of elite discourse, some of which have entered the everyday political vocabulary - 'elitism', 'power elite', 'establishment', 'elite consensus', 'iron law of oligarchy' and 'mass'. It explores the ways in which the descriptions of power relationships can subtly be infiltrated by the values of the observers. For this ECPR Classics edition Professor Parry has added an introduction reviewing significant new developments in elite political science.
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The Philosophy of Logical Atomism

Author: Bertrand Russell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135223173

Category: Philosophy

Page: 208

View: 7261

Logical Atomism is a philosophy that sought to account for the world in all its various aspects by relating it to the structure of the language in which we articulate information. In The Philosophy of Logical Atomism, Bertrand Russell, with input from his young student Ludwig Wittgenstein, developed the concept and argues for a reformed language based on pure logic. Despite Russell’s own future doubts surrounding the concept, this founding and definitive work in analytical philosophy by one of the world’s most significant philosophers is a remarkable attempt to establish a novel way of thinking.
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Invasive Software Composition

Author: Uwe Aßmann

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540443858

Category: Computers

Page: 334

View: 4559

Invasive software composition as a new, component-based way to construct software systems is presented. To improve reuse, this method regards software components as greybox and integrates them during composition. Components are distinct in design, but are merged in implementations, leading to highly integrated and more efficient systems. Building on a minimal set of program transformations, composition operator libraries can be developed that parameterize, extend, connect, mediate, and aspect-weave components. Invasive software composition unifies several software engineering techniques such as generic programming, architecture systems, inheritance, and aspect-oriented programming. The book is centered around the JAVA language and a freely available demonstrator library called COMPOST. The book provides a wealth of material for researchers, students and professional software architects alike.
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Italy in the Seventeenth Century

Author: Domenico Sella

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317900731

Category: History

Page: 258

View: 1425

In his comprehensive overview of 17th century Italy, Professor Sella challenges the old view that Italy was in general decline, instead he shows it to have been a time of sharp contrasts and shifts in fortune. He starts with a balanced and critical analysis of political developments (placing the Italian states in their wider European context) before assessing the state of the economy. He then looks in depth at society, religion, and culture and science and in particular reassesses the influence of the Counter Reformation on Italian life. His book ends with an engrossing account of the life and work of Galileo as well as an overview of the important and often neglected contributions made by other scientists in the later part of the century. This rich and balanced volume is an ideal introduction to early modern Italy, and provides a critical revaluation of a much misunderstood period in the country's history.
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Conjugacy Classes in Semisimple Algebraic Groups

Author: James E. Humphreys

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 0821852760

Category: Mathematics

Page: 196

View: 8273

The book provides a useful exposition of results on the structure of semisimple algebraic groups over an arbitrary algebraically closed field. After the fundamental work of Borel and Chevalley in the 1950s and 1960s, further results were obtained over the next thirty years on conjugacy classes and centralizers of elements of such groups. A reader-friendly volume which will be very useful to those wishing to know more about the structure of algebraic groups ... contains both a straightforward guide to the simpler ideas in the subject, and also a fascinating glimpse into some of the more abstruse areas which are the subject of current investigation. --Bulletin of the LMS
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