The Handy Mythology Answer Book (The Handy Answer Book by David A. Leeming

By David A. Leeming

Stories centuries within the making, and lots of centuries worthy of news, are a vital part of recent society. no matter if glossy or historic, each tradition has its myths. Mythology types our knowing of our foundation, historical past, and traditions. They inform of our heroes and deities. Myths are autos for realizing faith, for studying language, and for figuring out society, yet they could usually be obscure and complicated. The convenient Mythology resolution Book examines and explains, in undeniable English, a variety of myths and mythology.

From the traditional Greek and Roman to Egypt and Babylon, from local North American Indian to Celtic, center jap, Indian, Asian, African, and the lesser recognized myths from world wide, The convenient Mythology solution Book has them lined. if it is the fashionable retelling of a vintage delusion or an historical tale a few Norse god, this useful source demystifies the parable, appears at varied archetypes and motifs, or even exhibits how myths support clarify our lifestyles and associations. It solutions approximately six hundred questions and gives enjoyable proof concerning the treachery and violence, the inspirational and epic, the supernatural monsters and heroic mortals present in mythology, such as
How and while did myths originate?
What are the 3 fundamental fantasy types?
What is the character of construction Myths?
How can myths be in comparison to dreams?
Why do people inform myths?
What was once the Egyptian publication of the Dead?
How is the epic of Gilgamesh like later epics?
Why is the biblical flood tale so just like the Babylonian flood myth?
What was once the parable of Theseus, the Labyrinth, and the Minotaur?
What are the Homeric Hymns?
How and why are the Odyssey and the Iliad so diverse from every one other?
What is the preferred charm of the Odyssey?
Did the Greeks see those myths as faith or as entertainment?
What was once the heritage fantasy of the Oedipus plays?
What used to be the character of Roman mythology throughout the Roman Republic?
What was once the Metamorphosis?
How did Christian narrative and culture healthy into and are available to dominate the Roman mythological tradition?
How is Celtic tradition and mythology regarding the tradition and mythology of Greek, Roman, and different cultures?
How did the Vedas give a contribution to Hindu mythology?
Who invented chinese language writing?
What used to be the Aztec pantheon?
What is the tale of the Cherokee Grandmother Sun?
Who are a few local American tricksters?
What is the tale of Schrödinger’s Cat?
How did Freud use myths?
How is delusion utilized in politics?

A thesaurus of accepted phrases and an appendix of parallel mythology exploring common issues, motifs, and archetypes from throughout numerous cultures additional explains the realm of mythology.

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The Historical Archaeology of Buenos Aires: A City at the by Daniel Schávelzon,Stanley South

By Daniel Schávelzon,Stanley South

A dialogue of the old archaeology of 1 of the greatest towns on the earth following 4 centuries of marginal positioning in regard to empires, exchange routes, and the creation and accumulation of wealth. the writer describes how Buenos Aires got here to in achieving its present prestige as an enormous city city via an research of cost styles, structure, the life-style of its citizens, and the entry to commodities of alternative social groups.

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Risque et vulnérabilité: Essai de sociologie (Proximités by Gilles Ferréol

By Gilles Ferréol

Cet ouvrage, fruit d’une étroite collaboration entre enseignants-chercheurs appartenant à diverses associations, porte sur los angeles problématique du risque et de los angeles vulnérabilité. Les contributions retenues, présentées pour los angeles plupart lors d’un colloque interdisciplinaire qui s’est tenu à Besançon les 21 et 22 mars 2013, proposent tout d’abord des éléments de cadrage, de nature historique et philosophique. De nombreuses études de cas servent ensuite de aid à los angeles réflexion et ont trait à los angeles santé et à l. a. dépendance, au processus de socialisation et au système éducatif, aux trajectoires et aux biographies, ou bien encore aux contextes professionnels, migratoires et socioculturels.

Ont collaboré à ce quantity : Michel APTEL (Besançon), Tossou ATCHRIMI (Lomé), Abdel-Halim BERRETIMA (Béjaïa), Alain BIHR (Besançon), Feirouz BOUDOKHANE-LIMA (Besançon), Stéphane CALLENS (Arras), Marc CAMIOLO (Strasbourg), Jean-Yves CAUSER (Mulhouse), Colette COMBLE (Bordeaux), Michel CUCCHI (Caen), Joëlle-Andrée DENIOT (Nantes), Éric DUGAS (Bordeaux), Ali ELLOUMI (Sfax), Gilles FERRÉOL (Besançon), Sébastien HAISSAT (Besançon), Thibaut HÉBERT (Paris Descartes), Jean-François HURAUT (Besançon), Bernard JOLIBERT (Saint-Denis de los angeles Réunion), Bruno LAFFORT (Besançon), Alexandre MAIROT (Besançon), Anne-Marie MAMONTOFF (Perpignan), Éric MONNIN (Besançon), Ahmed MORO (Amiens), Laurent MOUROT (Besançon), Gilles RAVIER (Besançon) et Jean-Luc ROQUES (Perpignan).Coordination : Gilles FERRÉOL, professeur de sociologie à l’Université de Franche-Comté, directeur du laboratoire C3S (Culture, recreation, Santé, Société), EA 4660.

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A Dictionary of Symbols (Dover Occult) by J. E. Cirlot

By J. E. Cirlot

Humans, it really is acknowledged, are symbolizing animals. At each degree of civilization, humans have depended on symbolic expression, and advances in technological know-how and expertise have purely elevated our dependence on symbols. The language of symbols is taken into account a technology, and this informative quantity deals an quintessential software within the examine of symbology. it may be used as a reference or just browsed for excitement. lots of its entries — these on structure, mandala, numbers, serpent, water, and zodiac, for instance — will be learn as self sustaining essays. The energy of symbology hasn't ever been larger: a necessary a part of the traditional arts of the Orient and of the Western medieval traditions, symbolism underwent a 20th-century revival with the examine of the subconscious, either at once within the box of goals, visions, and psychoanalysis, and in some way in artwork and poetry. a large viewers awaits the help of this dictionary in elucidating the symbolic worlds encountered in either the humanities and the heritage of ideas.

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The SAGE Handbook of Social Work (Sage Handbooks) by Mel Gray,James O. Midgley,Stephen A Webb

By Mel Gray,James O. Midgley,Stephen A Webb

This instruction manual is the world's first established significant reference paintings to supply an authoritative consultant to the idea, strategy, and values of social paintings in a single volume.

Drawn from a world box of excellence, the participants each one provide a serious research in their person strong point. the result's this important source assortment that not just displays upon the situation of social paintings this day but in addition appears to be like to destiny developments.

Split into seven components, the guide investigates:

- coverage dimensions

- Practice

- views

- Values and ethics

- The context of social work

- Research

- destiny challenges

It is key examining for all scholars, practitioners, researchers, and lecturers engaged in social work.

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The Columbia Guide to Social Work Writing by Warren Green

By Warren Green

Social paintings practitioners write for numerous guides, and they're anticipated to teach fluency in a couple of similar fields. no matter if the objective is a direction teacher, scholarly magazine, fellowship association, or common information outlet, social staff needs to be transparent, persuasive, and entire of their writing, in particular on provocative topics. This first-of-its-kind consultant positive factors best students and educators supplying a much-needed creation to social paintings writing and scholarship. Foregrounding the method of social paintings writing, the coeditors relatively emphasize find out how to take into consideration and technique one’s topic in a effective manner.

The advisor starts with an summary of social paintings writing from the Eighteen Eighties to the current, after which follows with excellent concepts for tutorial paper writing, social paintings magazine writing, and social paintings learn writing. a bit on utilized specialist writing addresses scholar composition in box schooling, writing for and approximately medical perform, the powerful verbal exchange of coverage info to varied audiences, software and concept improvement, advocacy, and administrative writing. The concluding part makes a speciality of particular fields of perform, together with writing on baby and relations welfare, modern social matters, getting older, and intervention in international contexts. Grounding their essays in systematic observations, induction and deduction, and a wealth of real-world examples, the participants describe the conceptualization, improvement, and presentation of social paintings writing in ways in which higher safe its strength and relevance.

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Critical Social Theory in Public Administration by Richard C Box

By Richard C Box

the basic premise of severe social conception is that modern society is neither democratic nor loose, yet that sleek international capitalism creates a citizenry satiated with client items, blind to alternative routes of residing. within the public area, serious idea means that governing platforms are motivated, if now not managed, by way of the rich and strong, leaving public execs to come to a decision even if to serve these pursuits or the pursuits of a broader public. This publication presents a framework for the applying of serious social concept in public management. Its aim is to motivate wisdom between public management students and practitioners of social stipulations that have a tendency to form and constrain scholarship, perform, educating, and social swap. At a time whilst predicament for public curiosity and a civil society have principally been displaced by way of the targets of monetary potency and the "New Public Management," serious Social idea in Public management offers a practicable substitute that includes the newest perspectives of postmodern considering with the imperative components of serious social theory.

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Barakumin: A Japanese Minority and Education by N. Shimahara

By N. Shimahara

it is a profile of individuals referred to as Burakumin, a jap minority team with a historical past of many centuries. The Burakumin is an "in­ seen race" which, in contrast to the Negro and different races in the US, lacks stigma of colour or different actual differences. now not invisible is it different­ clever, for Burakumin are in contrast to the bulk eastern in a number of cultural positive aspects traditionally spinoff from discrimination and pre­ judice which Burakumin have lengthy suffered. This learn of Burakumin enthusiastic about the responses of 2 compulso­ ry colleges to the issues of this minority staff. different study foci have been built-in into this vital crisis of the examine so one can supply a unified cultural point of view. awareness was once given to such a number of elements of Burakumin tradition as: historic viewpoint, neighborhood existence, struggles for emancipation, organizational actions, nature of prejudice and discrimination, attitudes and responses of non-Buraku­ min in the direction of Burakumin. schooling in its broadest feel is an indigenous cultural technique by way of which the tradition, no matter if literate or non-literate, can major­ tain its continuity; this technique is commonly woven into the complicated textile of man's lifestyles and his equipped actions. schooling in a proper feel, although, is institutionalized education engaged in cultural transmission and alter. one of many useful benefits of learning schooling in an anthropological point of view is to regard it within the matrix of tradition as schooling and tradition relate to one another. the current research concentrated its consciousness upon formal schooling with in basic terms minor realization given to casual aspects.

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The A to Z of the Gypsies (Romanies) (The A to Z Guide by Donald Kenrick

By Donald Kenrick

Originating in India, the Gypsies arrived in Europe round the 14th century, spreading not just around the entirety of the continent but in addition immigrating to the Americas. the 1st Gypsy migration incorporated farmworkers, blacksmiths, and mercenary squaddies, in addition to musicians, fortune-tellers, and entertainers. initially, they have been usually welcome as a fascinating diversion to the boring regimen of that interval. quickly, notwithstanding, they attracted the antagonism of the governing powers, as they've got continuously performed during the following centuries.

The A to Z of the Gypsies (Romanies) seeks to finish such prejudice via clarifying the proof approximately this nomadic humans. via a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of thousands of cross-referenced dictionary entries on major people, areas, occasions, associations, and facets of tradition, society, economic system, and politics, the historical past of the Gypsies and their tradition is told.

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