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Hazards, Vulnerability and Environmental Justice - Susan L. Cutter
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Hazards, Vulnerability and Environmental Justice - Erstausgabe

2014, ISBN: 9781844073115

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M.I.T. Press, 1969. Unknown Binding. Used; Good. Ships from the UK within 24 hours. Your purchase helps support authors through the Book Author Resale Right. Bookbarn International Inventory #1908572, M.I.T. Press, 1969, M.I.T, 1969. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has soft covers. In fair condition, suitable as a study copy., M.I.T, 1969, G.W. Stewart, 1952. 497 pp., hardcover, minor library markings else text clean and binding tight, G.W. Stewart, 1952, George W. Stewart. 1952. Hardcover. UsedGood. Hardcover; surplus library copy with the usual stampings and reference numb er written on the spine; fading and shelf wear to exterior; bumps to the lo wer corners and spine ends; small amount of underlining; otherwise in good condition with tight binding. ., George W. Stewart, 1952, MIT Press, 1969. Paperback. Very Good. 497 pages, MIT Press, 1969, London: Methuen & Co. Ltd, 1956. Dustjacket very slight shelf wear at edges, unclipped. Black cloth with bright gilt lettering on spine. Slight discolouring to top edge. Name on ffep. 189 pages clean and tight. The theme of Flying Angel links the strongest factor in Britain's greatness with the highest hopes of man. Simply and objectively, the book tells the story of a hundred years' work in caring for the needs of Merchant Seamen, and points to the belief that has inspired it. Since the Gospel has to do with the whole man, body, mind, and spirit, the Christian Churches have always acknowledged their duty to care for men's bodily and social needs as well as for their spirit. But, towards seafaring men, the fulfilment of this duty remained for centuries sporadic and unorganised. A few ships in the Middle Ages carried chaplains; a hospice for sailors was set up near Rome; but we have to wait till the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries for the beginning of organised effort. In England, the founding of the Church Missionary Society in 1799 was an early sign of a reawakened missionary impulse. Part of this impulse later found expression in systematic work for seafarers at Bristol, begun in i 835, and the establishment of the Missions to Seamen as a Voluntary Society in 1856. This and other kindred voluntary efforts were set going in order to meet needs not covered by government provision. For ninety years this voluntary work developed, at home and abroad, its value tested throughout two world wars. Now, in the era of the Welfare State, the voluntary principle still holds good. The Merchant Navy Welfare Board, which came into being after an official recommendation that the government should take over the responsibilities of the Voluntary Societies had not been adopted, assists these Societies by setting a standard and helping with some of the material provision for seamen's welfare. The Missions to Seamen, as a Voluntary Society, is thus the better able to concentrate on its primary spiritual purpose, a personal ministry to each man as an individual. This personal ministry is the keynote of a story which, if we may risk a guess, will astonish with its warmth and humanity many who have no idea of the character and scope of the work the Missions have been doing, and hope to do.. First Edition. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by B/W Plates. 8vo., Methuen & Co. Ltd, 1956, G.W. Stewart. Hardcover. B0007DOYCU DUST JACKET SLIGHTLY DAMAGED . Fine., G.W. Stewart, New York, New York, U.S.A.: Grove/Atlantic. Hardcover. 0802117457 Stated First Edition, First Printing, 2004. Grove Press, New York. Printed in USA. No marks or damage from past owners, Not a former library book, Not a remainder, or book club, not clipped, Hardcover. White cover with red metallic titles on spine has mildly bumped edges. Very clean inside pages. Dust jacket show very minimal shelf wear, rubbing. Overall Very Good Condition. Nice copy! The exchange of sex for money is often cited as the first profession, and it is certainly the most controversial--from Eve and Lilith to Julia Roberts in "Pretty Woman, the prostitute has been a lightning rod for changing notions of love, sexual identity, morality, and gender. Now eminent historian Nils Johan Ringdal delivers a magisterial, extremely readable world history of this most maligned, and most persistent, form of human commerce. Beginning with the epic of Gilgamesh, the Old Testament, and ancient cultures from Greece to India and beyond, "Love for Sale takes the reader on a tour through the entire recorded history of prostitution around the globe up to the modern red-light district. It shows how different societies have viewed and dealt with prostitutes. It uncovers the first manuals of sex and seduction and tells the stories of the British Empire's campaigns against prostitution in India and the "comfort women" who served the armies in the Pacific theater of World War II. It closes with the rise,of the sex-workers' rights movement and "sex-positive" feminism, and a realistic look at the true risks and rewards of prostitution in the present day. "Love for Sale spans a wide historical swath armed with a lively wit and no-nonsense grasp of sex that recalls Camille Paglia's "Sexual Personae. All books shipped within 24 hours with U.S. Postal Service Delivery Confirmation, each order is packaged in a new box with bubble wrap, and always your satisfaction is guaranteed. . Very Good. 2004. 1st Edition., Grove/Atlantic, 2004, New York, New York, U.S.A.: Doubleday, 1997 Fine condition. NO remainde rmarks or price clippings. Price inside dustcover: $22.00. NO writing, marks or tears inside book. Tight spine, bright pages. 191 pages. Synopsis Can a woman become more powerful without becoming a man? Yes! Women who triumph don't follow the rules; they flaunt them. Harriet Rubin has studied the great female heroes in the wars of intimacy and public life, and distilled their behavior into a plan of action. Whether confronting lovers, mothers, bosses, or competitors, The Princessa is a guide for the woman who feels she deserves far more than she has gotten through compromise. While women have been socialized to avoid conflict, to be peacemakers, caretakers, and nurturers, Rubin shows how those very skills--sensitivity, emotional depth, and selflessness--can be codified into a new strategy of power. The Princessa imparts inspiration and wisdom from history's great divas, poets, saints, sinners, and artists, as well as from leaders of the most important social movements in our time--women who, with the Furies inside them, in a spirit of justice and outrageousness, established their own rules of power. Just as Machiavelli showed the prince how to use conflict in order to establish control, Rubin shows why women must act more like women. "Think of mothers risking everything to defend their young," writes Rubin. "Think of women overcoming all odds for love." She shows how women, playing by men's rules, have only reinforced their own weakness. So long as the gender wars are waged on male turf, women will always be fighting a losing battle. It's time to win. Whatever your battlefield, The Princessa will incite you to act like a woman, fight like a woman, and live, at last, byyour own rules. . Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall., Doubleday, 1997, Cambridge: MIT Press, 1969. Paperback. Very Good. 1969, Softcover, 497 pp. Very Good copy: wraps show light soil. Previous owner's signature on half-title page; else, clean contents., MIT Press, 1969, The MIT Press, 1969. Call numbers on small label on spine, bar code on front cover, library embossment on title page, pocket inside rear cover, price markered out on top rear cover and light smudges on white covers. 497 pages.. First M.I.T. Press Paperback Ed.. Soft Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library., The MIT Press, 1969, NY: George W. Stewart, (c1952). Black cloth.. Front cover stained from an apparent spill & back cover has a few small spots, gift inscription in pen, else interior very clean/tight: VG/Fair dj.. 8vo., George W. Stewart, The MIT Press, 1969 (1952). Hardcover. No dust jacket. Ex-library, otherwise good (no marings to text). 497pp. ., The MIT Press, 1969 (1952), Random House Trade. Paperback. New. Paperback. 544 pages. Dimensions: 7.8in. x 5.1in. x 1.3in.Antifragile is a standalone book in Nassim Nicholas Talebs landmark Incerto series, an investigation of opacity, luck, uncertainty, probability, human error, risk, and decision-making in a world we dont understand. The other books in the series are Fooled by Randomness, The Black Swan, and The Bed of Procrustes. Nassim Nicholas Taleb, the bestselling author of The Black Swan and one of the foremost thinkers of our time, reveals how to thrive in an uncertain world. Just as human bones get stronger when subjected to stress and tension, and rumors or riots intensify when someone tries to repress them, many things in life benefit from stress, disorder, volatility, and turmoil. What Taleb has identified and calls antifragile is that category of things that not only gain from chaos but need it in order to survive and flourish. In The Black Swan, Taleb showed us that highly improbable and unpredictable events underlie almost everything about our world. In Antifragile, Taleb stands uncertainty on its head, making it desirable, even necessary, and proposes that things be built in an antifragile manner. The antifragile is beyond the resilient or robust. The resilient resists shocks and stays the same; the antifragile gets better and better. Furthermore, the antifragile is immune to prediction errors and protected from adverse events. Why is the city-state better than the nation-state, why is debt bad for you, and why is what we call efficient not efficient at all Why do government responses and social policies protect the strong and hurt the weak Why should you write your resignation letter before even starting on the job How did the sinking of the Titanic save lives The book spans innovation by trial and error, life decisions, politics, urban planning, war, personal finance, economic systems, and medicine. And throughout, in addition to the street wisdom of Fat Tony of Brooklyn, the voices and recipes of ancient wisdom, from Roman, Greek, Semitic, and medieval sources, are loud and clear. Antifragile is a blueprint for living in a Black Swan world. Erudite, witty, and iconoclastic, Talebs message is revolutionary: The antifragile, and only the antifragile, will make it. Praise for Antifragile Ambitious and thought-provoking . . . highly entertaining. The Economist A bold book explaining how and why we should embrace uncertainty, randomness, and error . . . It may just change our lives. Newsweek Revelatory . . . Taleb pulls the reader along with the logic of a Socrates. Chicago Tribune Startling . . . richly crammed with insights, stories, fine phrases and intriguing asides . . . I will have to read it again. And again. Matt Ridley, The Wall Street Journal Trenchant and persuasive . . . Talebs insatiable polymathic curiosity knows no bounds. . . . You finish the book feeling braver and uplifted. New Statesman Antifragility isnt just sound economic and political doctrine. Its also the key to a good life. Fortune At once thought-provoking and brilliant. Los Angeles TimesFrom the Hardcover edition. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN., Random House Trade, Paperback. New. Paperback. 330 pages. A savage son of a savage system, Mironov was not afraid to die. But that was not his last mission. An officer of a commando unit of the Red Army, he knows no pity or pain as he exterminates the enemies of his hungry empire, until one day he is ordered to take an inordinate risk. In the ensuing bloodbath he does not hesitate to sacrifice himself to save his remaining men. But death does not claim him. . . Instead, he finds himself in the surreal landscape of post-Soviet Russia. His final mission takes him on a tour of his countrys social and economic transformation. That journey through the ruins of Soviet society is a study of moral systems and beliefs that clash in modern Russia, seen through the eyes of a man who has only known Russia as the Soviet Union. Mironov is a classic Homo soveticus - a man of swirling contradictions. He doesnt believe government rhetoric but remains fiercely patriotic. His entire career may be described as a series of war crimes, yet his personal conduct is governed by a strict code of honour. Considering himself a part of an inherently evil world, he is still capable of great decency and compassion. Alas, Russias political culture is centuries-old. It was not invented by Bolsheviks, and it did not change with their passing. Mironovs cynical views and homicidal skills prove as practicable as ever - but touched by the suffering he sees, he begins to evolve into a moral being. For such men the new Russia is as deadly as the old, and heightened awareness of right and wrong begins to complicate his existence. At the end of his mission he is left with the hardest choice of all - should he become one of the vulnerable living or remain, forever, the ghost of an executioner This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN., PublicAffairs. Paperback. New. Paperback. 400 pages. In August 1972, Ryszard Kuklinski, a highly respected colonel in the Polish Army, embarked on what would become one of the most extraordinary human intelligence operations of the Cold War. Despite the extreme risk to himself and his family, he contacted the American Embassy in Bonn, and arranged a secret meeting. From the very start, he made clear that he deplored the Soviet domination of Poland, and believed his country was on the wrong side of the Cold War. Over the next nine years, Kuklinski rose quickly in the Polish defense ministry, acting as a liaison to Moscow, and helping to prepare for a hot war with the West. But he also lived a life of subterfuge--of dead drops, messages written in invisible ink, miniature cameras, and secret transmitters. In 1981, he gave the CIA the secret plans to crush Solidarity. Then, about to be discovered, he made a dangerous escape with his family to the West. He still lives in hiding in America. Kuklinskis story is a harrowing personal drama about one mans decision to betray the Communist leadership in order to save the country he loves, and the intense debate it spurred over whether he was a traitor or a patriot. Through extensive interviews and access to the CIAs secret archive on the case, Benjamin Weiser offers an unprecedented and richly detailed look at this secret history of the Cold War. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN., PublicAffairs, AuthorHouse. Paperback. New. Paperback. 216 pages. Dimensions: 7.8in. x 5.0in. x 0.7in.The book analyses the principal socio-economic problems afflicting Sub-Saharan Africa. It advances the hypothesis that Africa hitherto has never been a master of its own destiny and hence giving way to external influences to determine the causes and solutions of its main problems due to a major system flaw. The slave trade and its abolition, colonisation and the demarcation of national boundaries, economic participation in the globalised environment, aid, the containment of famines and civil wars have all been directly linked to the influence of external forces. The lack of enduring institutions within the systems of Sub-Saharan Africa is the chief cause for this pervasion. The slave trade and its abolition took place without Africas active participation. The major decisions today affecting Sub-Saharan Africans are exogenous in origin. After the slave trade colonisation came to Africa after which independence was granted. The elites who took over did not possess the agenda for socio-economic transformation of society. They had a narrow agenda for self-advancement. Consequently corruption and repression have reigned and Africa has not only lost the opportunity to tackle the pressing problems of its peoples i. e. crushing poverty, ignorance and diseases but has also squandered most of what had already been accumulated at the time of independence. These conditions have led to aid dependence, famine and the spectre of civil wars that threaten to engulf the entire sub-continent. Forty years after independence Sub-Saharan Africa is still brazenly courting outside help in the form of aid for the containment of famine, financing of economically collapsing governments and the pacification of civil wars. Nevertheless Africas turn to come of age to reverse this process of decline and reinvent itself is urgently needed and long overdue. Socio-economic transformation of societies requires purposeful actions as testified by South East Asian nations in the contemporary world and Russia during the reign of Peter the Great and Japan during the Meiji Emperors. The problems of Sub-Saharan Africa are deeply rooted due to the absence of enduring institutions that can only be provided and guaranteed continuity in an environment where the social culture is strongly oriented towards reading, writing and hence record keeping. Leaving developed knowledge and historical records in the custody of storytellers entails enormous risk in terms of loss of knowledge and colossal impracticality of perfecting it. To develop, Sub-Saharan Africans require embarking on an era of enlightenment by eclectically adapting the best of worlds in the West and East. If transformation of Sub-Saharan Africa does not take place voluntarily change shall again be initiated by outside powers including the prospect of a blatant re-colonisation. For efficient utilisation of non-renewable resources is a compulsory quest throughout the world in order to support the growing populations of the world as long as possible. Efficient utilisation in certain parts alongside inefficient utilisation in Africa cannot forever be allowed to continue. The book raises the relevant issues that are required to be discussed and said about Sub-Saharan Africa. It is an unflattering handbook for change in the sub-continent. It is compulsory reading for policy makers, donors, academics, as well as the general public. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN., AuthorHouse, Outskirts Press. Paperback. New. Paperback. 270 pages. Dimensions: 8.4in. x 5.5in. x 0.7in.At times like these, what will it take to get things on the right track. If there were a Zeus, a few well placed lightning bolts might act as a very needed wake up call. . . dont you think After receiving an electronic visitation from the twenty second century, quantum scientists from thirteen physics labs around the world engage the C. I. A. and Interpol, starting in Berkeley, California and trek across Europe, China, Russia, and Japan in order to thwart white collar criminals and terrorists trying to disrupt world changing directives from reaching the floor of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. With futuresight at hand, the whirlwind has been stirred. The worlds power and money base, even terrorists, are threatened by true hindsight from our future. Think about it. . . knowledge from the future. WE x is a disruptive, visionary novel that crosses the hard-copy, e-book, and sliver screen genres engaging you in an ominous direction: our changing World Equation. Stephen Hawking asked Yahoo! Answers in June, 2006: How can we sustain the next one hundred years; defining our times as political, social, and environmental chaos. Piling on Mr. Hawkings dilemma, we can now add economic chaos. Your sense of peace and calm will be disrupted three ways. First, the intrigue: strong female and male characters take you across continents and centuries in a quest to save the world. Second, you will have no choice but face our realities and the burden of change. Not blame, clear, albeit uncompromising, answers with nowhere to hide. Finally, WE x is an E-Quel. . . a genre blend. . . spun from the authors, Charlie Pedersen, first novel, Turn of the Century : 2100. An E-quel is a quasi-screen play, dialogue driven format that turns pages in hard and soft cover, but comes alive in the e-reader format. The strong dialogue is buttressed by hyper-links that will take you as far as you wish: quantum science-the god particle; 911 and terrorism; the water and energy crises; human trafficking; refugees; world health; the multi-cultural confrontation; and war with views from all sides. Driven by story and proven by facts. . . faction . . . the line between fact and fiction, with answers navigated by your imagination and a world of knowledge. Surprised and provoked, youll feel personally empowered and uplifted: the world of denial and avoidance meets Google, Bing, Yahoo!, and YouTube. These are pretty lofty and grandiose statements! Its about time, a decade after 911, we put it together and moved forward. Heres who should read WE x: anyone who cares about our society; every college age youth in the world (after all, the sins of the fathers are about to visit); and any thinking person trying to sort out the divide between cultural, political, and spiritual views of the world. Oh yes. . . if you have a science bent or are fascinated by our possible futures, or frightened by todays chaos and our awesome possibilities. WE x . . . Where are WE going What is our World Equation Are there Answers If we havent been successful using our hindsight and if our present chaos is a blur, maybe someone should intervene with futuresight. . . hindsight from their past which happens to be our future. The real question is, an of what and who will survive the journey Read it, paperback or hardcover, and experience it in e-book. Absorb it. Have it both ways. Is this fiction or non-fiction The threat and power of new ideas can be denied as fiction, but is hard to be dismissed as faction. The goal is engaging and the objective is to change the world. After all, if the future felt it worthy to bet their lives on our future, what are we willing to risk WE x . Will the human race (WE) reap the whirlwind or harvest infinity. . . An infinity of what This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN., Outskirts Press, Reaktion Books. Paperback. New. Paperback. 126 pages. Dimensions: 7.8in. x 4.6in. x 0.6in.The recent global economic downturn has affected nearly everyone in every corner of the globe. Its vast reach and lingering effects have made it difficult to pinpoint its exact cause, and while some economists point to the risks inherent in the modern financial system, others blame long-term imbalances in the world economy. Into this debate steps Paul Mattick, who, in Business as Usual, explains the global economic downturn in relation to the development of the world economy since World War II, but also as a fundamental example of the cycle of crisis and recovery that has characterized capitalism since the early nineteenth century. Mattick explains that todays recession is not the result of a singular financial event but instead is a manifestation of long-term processes within the world economy. Mattick argues that the economic downturn can best be understood within the context of business cycles, which are unavoidable in a free-market economy. He uses this explanation as a springboard for exploring the nature of our capitalist society and its prospects for the future. Although Business as Usual engages with many economic theories, both mainstream and left-wing, Matticks accessible writing opens the subject up in order for non-specialists to understand the current economic climate not as the effect of a financial crisis, but as a manifestation of a truth about the social and economic system in which we live. As a result the book is ideal for anyone who wants to gain a succinct and jargon-free understanding of recent economic events, and, just as important, the overall dynamics of the capitalist system itself. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN., Reaktion Books, CAMBRIDGE, MASS.: THE M.I.T. PRESS. VG. 1969. Hardcover. BLACK COVERS. ; 8vo ; 479 pages ., THE M.I.T. PRESS, 1969, New York: Oxford University Press. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1997. First Edition. Hardcover. 019511065x . About new book, unmarked in crisp DJ ; Studies in Crime and Public Policy; 1.1 x 9.3 x 6 Inches; 272 pages; Year after year, in poll after poll, crime tops the list of American anxieties. Indeed, crime is seen by many people as the number one problem in the United States, a threat to the quality of life unparalleled in any other developed country. Now two legal scholars, Franklin E. Zimring and Gordon Hawkins, have conducted intensive research on the question and have reached a startling conclusion--crime is not the problem. America's great problem, they argue, is lethal violence. In Crime is Not the Problem, Zimring and Hawkins revolutionize the way we think about crime and violence--by forcing us to distinguish between crime and violence. The authors reveal that when we compare the United States to other industrialized nations, in most categories of nonviolent crime (burglary, theft, and other property offenses), American crime rates are comparable--even lower, in some cases. Moreover, this general trend holds true when we compare specific cities of roughly the same size (New York and London, Los Angeles and Sydney). As the authors show, crimes like burglary and theft are a part of modern urban life worldwide. Only when it comes to lethal violence does the United States outpace other Western nations, with homicide rates many, many times greater. Equally interesting, the authors find that most killings in America are unconnected to criminal activity (that is, more murders stem from arguments than from break-ins or muggings). But if high property-crime rates don't kill innocent victims in other countries, why are the risks so much greater that victims will be killed or maimed in the United States? And what can be done to bring the death rate from American violence down to tolerable levels? To address these questions, the authors take a hard look at what is believed about the causes of lethal violence. Here, too, the conventional wisdom about the causes of violence is subject to revision. The impact of television and movie violence on rates of homicide is wildly over-rated, as Zimring and Hawkins demonstrate with data from Europe and Japan. By contrast, it is hard to overestimate the importance of guns--used in 70% of all killings--in the distinctively high rates of deadly violence in America. Reducing lethal violence required different tactics than fighting a general war on crime, the authors conclude. They argue that traditional law and order, tough on crime campaigns blur the distinctions between lethal violence and other offenses, they argue. Lawmakers need to craft a sophisticated response that specifically addresses death dealing mayhem. In Crime is Not the Problem, Zimring and Hawkins reshape the debate about crime in the United States, throwing sharp new light on old questions and suggesting new directions for public policy. By making the crucial distinction between lethal violence and crime in general, they clear the ground for a targeted, far more effective response to the real crisis in American society. ., Oxford University Press, 1997, iUniverse, Inc.. Paperback. New. Paperback. 162 pages. Dimensions: 8.8in. x 5.8in. x 0.5in.The authority of moral law is universal and obligates all. Morality and law are the fundamental condition for social order. States and nations are built upon law, without which they perish. -John Paul IIWhile each presidential assassination was a tragedy, the last was most egregious involving conspiracy among politicians, military, corporate CEOs and organized crime. Sixty-six percent of Americans did not believe the official government report that one man acted alone in the assassination. Substantial credible evidence points to a cover up by both elected and appointed officials. Coup Detat explores the premise of Mafia involvement and answers the question, what if he lived. What if he exposed themIn all of history there has never been a nation quite like the United States. Americas founders had a specific purpose in mind when they crafted the words that would guide the government of the new republic. They created a form of government that has become the envy of the world. In the United States, the people elect their leaders, who govern within constitutional guidelines. If the people dont like the way a leader governs, they can remove him peacefully through recall or at the next election. In congressional districts all over the United States, a handful of people continue to elect politicians who probably would not make it to office if more Americans voted. In the election of 2000, the country was nearly torn apart when the election came down to a 561-vote difference. Having risked their lives and fortune standing up against repressive England, Americas forefathers would probably not be pleased to see what their dream has become. Morality and law are the fundamental conditions for social order. Have we become so polarized that murdering a leader we disagree with is acceptable This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN., iUniverse, Inc., Queer Mojo (A Rebel Satori Imprint). Paperback. New. Paperback. 362 pages. Dimensions: 9.0in. x 6.0in. x 1.3in.During a year that resembles 1991, with war and its aftermath as the constant background noise, Reggie is bouncing around the country, hustling and trying to stave off personal catastrophe. With his own drug-addled sense of history merging with revelation, and his own destiny merging with something he begins to suspect is evil, the scope of the catastrophe seems increasingly cosmic in proportions. In a landscape of airplane disasters, arson fires, emergent viruses and the confounding stew of humanity in the backseats of Greyhound buses, his story intersects a variety of characters equally unmoored from the reference points and false hopes offered by a mutating social order. The barely communicable dreams of indie film directors, occultist producers, punk poets, aspiring actresses and refugees trapped in their own stories of impending doom reduce the quest for love to rubble, leaving only a conflicted yearning for apocalypse in its place. Distortion is a prophetic book peering beneath the surface of American life to discover how much will be risked for the sake of transformation. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN., Queer Mojo (A Rebel Satori Imprint), M. I. T. Press. PAPERBACK. B000FMKH7O Very Good Condition. Tight and Neat. Five star seller - Buy with confidence! . Very Good., M. I. T. Press, The MIT Press, 1969-01-15. Paperback. Good., The MIT Press, 1969-01-15, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts and London England: 2014. Softcover. Brand new book. In Modris Eksteins's hands, the interlocking stories of Vincent van Gogh and art dealer Otto Wacker reveal the origins of the fundamental uncertainty that is the hallmark of the modern era. Through the lens of Wacker's sensational 1932 trial in Berlin for selling fake Van Goghs, Eksteins offers a unique narrative of Weimar Germany, the rise of Hitler, and the replacement of nineteenth-century certitude with twentieth-century doubt. Berlin after the Great War was a magnet for art and transgression. Among those it attracted was Otto Wacker, a young gay dancer turned art impresario. His sale of thirty-three forged Van Goghs and the ensuing scandal gave Van Gogh's work unprecedented commercial value. It also called into question a world of defined values and standards that had already begun to erode during the war. Van Gogh emerged posthumously as a hero who rejected organized religion and other suspect sources of authority in favor of art. Self-pitying Germans saw in his biography a series of triumphsÑover defeat, poverty, and meaninglessnessÑthat spoke to them directly. Eksteins shows how the collapsing Weimar Republic that made Van Gogh famous and gave Wacker an opportunity for reinvention propelled a third misfit into the spotlight. Taking advantage of the void left by a gutted belief system, Hitler gained power by fashioning myths of mastery. Filled with characters who delight and frighten, Solar Dance merges cultural and political history to show how upheavals of the early twentieth century gave rise to a search for authenticity and purpose. Modris Eksteins is Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Toronto, Scarborough. "Modris Eksteins's Solar Dance: Van Gogh, Forgery, and the Eclipse of Certainty tells the story of Wacker's deception and discovery, and of a cultural milieu eager to be taken in. He provides, in the early section, a lively but brief retelling of the familiar story of Van Gogh's tumultuous life and 1890 death. There follows a broad reconstruction of the artistic and cultural scene of Weimar-era BerlinÑactive, morally unmoored, gay, ripe for Nazi condemnation and takeoverÑand a loose but persistent argument that this period with its clash of values was the inflection point between the philosophical certainty of the 19th century and the doubt of the presentÉ Eksteins's book does a fine job of chronicling the era's aesthetic confusion."ÑGraeme Wood, American Scholar "Modris Eksteins's subtle and engaging account of how Vincent van Gogh came to be strangled by his own success bestows a great gift: new strangeness. In 56 short sections, each linked to a van Gogh work, he interweaves the large fabric of culture, politics and money with the small, pedestrian tale of a man arrested in 1927 for offering 30 forged van Goghs for sale."ÑMark Kingwell, The Globe and Mail (Notable Nonfiction Books, 2012) "Eksteins has a knack for pinpointing moments in the rise of Modernism that expose the deep social forces that have shaped our worldÉ Our uncertainty about Van Gogh's work, he paradoxically suggests, is inextricably linked to the rupture of traditional ideology and morality that attracts us to the artist in the first place. Nowhere was the rupture more dramatic than in the final years of the Weimar RepublicÉ With a saturation of cultural reference, Solar Dance conveys the heady atmosphere that made Berlin the first European capital to embrace the transforming potential of art in a secular age. Yet it also created the ideological void that ended in the rise of Hitler. Van Gogh was celebrated as a solitary genius whose paintings rebelled 'against the formalism of the establishment' and made 'the untamed decorative'; but the potential for fakery in his messy oeuvre, and for embellishment of his biography, risked introducing just the kind of 'fantasy world of myth and mastery' that drew people to National SocialismÑa process Eksteins recounts in the final part of the book."ÑHugh Eakin, The Wall Street Journal "Solar Dance vividly captures the large within the small. Van Gogh, or more precisely the cult and myth of Van Gogh, is central to our conceptÑso well-established we have forgotten how new it isÑof the artist as tortured outsider and of art as the quintessential medium of protest and anger. And the virtually unknown Otto Wacker also turns out, in Eksteins's hands, to be a harbinger of our era of ceaseless copying and remixing, and our own crisis of authenticity."ÑBrian Bethune, Maclean's "Nowadays, van Gogh is no longer even an authentic madman; he is, instead, a textbook case of cultural over-determination, strangled by his own success. Modris Eksteins's subtle and engaging new book offers an account of how this came to be, and in telling it, Eksteins bestows a great gift: new strangenessÉ Eksteins tells his story in a suitably looping and layered manner, with many darts and artful reverses, using a range of knowledge and allusion reminiscent of his 1989 masterpiece, Rites of Spring."ÑMark Kingwell, The Globe and Mail "BrilliantÉ Ecksteins' deeply researched historical study tells the story of the Van Gogh forgeries that flooded the German art market in the 1920s and the way that the counterfeiting of masterpieces was part and parcel of a larger cultural breakdown that destroyed German democracyÉ Eksteins is among the most erudite and perspicacious of scholars. In explaining the forgeries of the 1920s, he gives us an eye-opening and wide-ranging history of the Van Gogh cult, finding unexpected evidence of the painter's spectral influence in everything from a novel written by Joseph Goebbels to the childhood of the scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer to the fall of the Berlin WallÉ The story of Wacker's unlikely rise and equally quick unraveling makes for compulsive reading, made especially gripping by Eksteins' sure-handed unfolding of the narrativeÉ Eksteins is a major historian and Solar Dance, like everything he writes, deserves a wide and attentive readership."ÑJeet Heer, National Post "Eksteins brings the exuberance and precariousness of the age, and of Berlin itself, to life with detail, wit, and a marvelously researched cast of characters. Coupled with the intriguing treatment of van Gogh as an amalgam of artist and celebrity, the component parts of which cannot be treated separately, this makes for fascinating reading."ÑJan Dutkiewicz, Quill & Quire "Eksteins ambitiously surveys several features of late-19th- and 20th-century culture. He narrates the oft-told tale of struggling avant-garde artist Vincent van Gogh, whose 'value' is realized only after his death. In this lively discussion of the fragmentation and uncertainty of cultural canons in an age of dissolving traditional values, Ecksteins, author of the acclaimed Rites of Spring (1989), brings his erudition and knowledge of European cultural history to bear on the diverse visual and intellectual threads of the 20th century, weaving a tale that is part detective story and part probing cultural analysis. His cast of characters range from the Dutch artist who serves as the central 'sun' around which orbits the denizens of high and low culture, to the critically important early-20th-century German art critic and van Gogh biographer Julius Meier-Graefe, to the late-20th-century U.S. pop singer Don McLean, composer of the huge hit 'Vincent' ('Starry, Starry Night'). The myriad of fascinating links tying the painter to so many aspects of 20th- and 21st-century culture are, indeed, quite remarkable. With his sure command of the literature, Eksteins tells an intriguing tale of art and cultural authenticity."ÑM. Deshmukh, Choice "In Solar Dance: Van Gogh, Forgery, and the Eclipse of Certainty, Modris Eksteins takes us through a spectacular trial, as Wacker and his faked paintings were dragged in front of a German court to account for themselves. It's the captivating story of a changing world, of authenticity versus forgery, of money versus art, and the established order of experts and gallery owners and museum directors versus 'the little guy.'"ÑJessa Crispin, Kirkus Reviews blog "In 1932 Berlin, a young man named Otto Wacker stood trial for art fraud and forgery of a number of Van Gogh paintings. The victim, Berlin's cultural scene, enabled the fraud as much as it suffered from it. Eksteins has interwoven a discussion of artistryÑVan Gogh's vision of reality and his doubts about himself and the worldÑwith an examination of the aspirations and volatility of the short-lived Weimar republic and the emergence of Nazism. Following World War I, Germany was economically devastated, despairing, and in a state of denial; and Berlin adopted Van Gogh as its iconic figure. The sudden 'discovery' of a trove of unknown Van Goghs, which had supposedly been in the possession of a Russian collector, found a willing market in the city. When Wacker's fraud was discovered, it shattered Berliners' faith in reliable standards and innate valueÉ This is a fascinating story, combining art history with social commentary and political acumen. Interwar Germany is well drawn and the search for purpose and meaning is one all readers will recognize."ÑPaula Frosch, Library Journal "In a grand, rich, and incisive exploration, Eksteins examines van Gogh and the world of appearance, illusion, and fraud opened up by one of the century's most famous counterfeit cases: a trove of fake van Goghs that Berlin impresario Otto Wacker released onto the art market in the late 1920s. Eksteins introduces readers to a fascinating array of movers and shakers, from Van Gogh and Gauguin to the art dealer Paul Cassirer and his scandalous actress-wife Tilla Durieux, to Van Gogh's admirers, who included Joseph Goebbels, Bertolt Brecht, and Hermann Hesse. He explores the tawdry world of physical culture, inflationary economics, and experimental sexuality for which Weimar Berlin was the undisputed capital and moves his characters through the Edwardian peace of the pre-1914 era, into the world war, the shocking seasons of revolution, the tempests of the Weimar Republic, and finally into the Nazi era. Eksteins illuminates how a world of norms and expertise gave way to an unanchored, turbulent world in which art, creativity, and expression redefined political and cultural desire. More than simply an astute historical and cultural observation, Solar Dance offers a remarkable intellectual voice that drives a thesis about the compelling, appalling status of authenticity and illusion in the twentieth century."ÑPeter Fritzsche, author of The Turbulent World of Franz Gšll: An Ordinary Berliner Writes the Twentieth Century, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts and London England: 2014, Earthscan Publications/Viva Books Private Limited, 2007. Hardcover. New. Description: Natural disasters and human-induced hazards, from chemical spills and toxic clouds to nuclear disasters, are increasingly common and are costing billions of dollars and countless lives. This invaluable collection from Susan Cutter, the leading expert on hazards, vulnerability and environmental justice in the US, brings together powerful and difficult-to-find literature, framed by a fresh introduction that draws out the salient themes and conclusions for our new age of anxiety. 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Contents: Part I: Old, New, and Familiar Hazards • Changing Landscape of Fear • Chemical Hazards • Fleeing Harm • Ecocide in Babylon • Forgotten Casualties • Part II: Vulnerability to Threats • Vulnerability to Environmental Hazards • Vulnerability of People and Places • Social Vulnerability to Hazards • Science of Vulnerability & Vulnerability of Science • Part III: Societal Responses to Threats • Responses to Hazards • Risk Cognition and the Public • En-gendered Fears • Evacuation Behaviour • Repeat Responses to Hurricane Evacuation Orders • Public Orders and Personal Opinions • Part IV: Environmental Justice • Race, Class and Environmental Justice • Issues in Environmental Justice • Geographic Scale in Monitoring Environmental Justice • Setting Environmental Justice in Space and Place • Relative Risk Indicators • Dumping in Dixie Revisited • Part V: From Theory to Practice • Preparedness and Planning for Nuclear Power Plant Accidents • Airborne Toxic Releases • Geographers and Nuclear War • Emerging Hurricane Evacuation Issues • GI Science, Disasters, and Emergency Management Printed Pages: 432., Earthscan Publications/Viva Books Private Limited, 2007

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Cutter, Susan L.

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Hazards, Vulnerability and Environmental Justice

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9781844073115

In a world of increasingly prominent hazards and disasters, from those with their genesis in natural events such as the South Asian tsunami, to human-induced atrocities and terrorist attacks, and the profound effects of climate change, this collection provides a timely assessment of these critical themes. Presenting the top selections from Susan L. Cutter 's twenty-five years of scholarship on hazards, vulnerability, and environmental justice, this collection brings together powerful and difficult-to-find literature, framed by a fresh introduction that maps out the terrain and draws out the salient themes and conclusions. This essential collection is ideal for academics and students studying hazards, risk, disasters, and environmental justice across a range of disciplines.

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9781844073115
ISBN (ISBN-10): 1844073114
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Erscheinungsjahr: 2006
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Sprache: eng/Englisch

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