Category «Culture»

The Enemy Within: 2,000 Years of Witch-Hunting in the Western World

By John Demos

With the imaginative and prescient of a historian and the voice of a novelist, prize?winning writer John Demos explores the social, cultural, and mental roots of the scourge that's witch-hunting, either within the distant previous and at the present time. The Enemy inside of chronicles the main in demand witch-hunts of the Western world?women and males who have been detailed by way of suspicious friends and accused of committing bad crimes via supernatural means?and indicates how the terror of witchcraft has fueled recurrent cycles of accusation, persecution, and purging. a special and engaging booklet, it illumines the darkish aspect of groups pushed to rid themselves of perceived evil, it doesn't matter what the human expense.

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Pop Goes the Weasel: The Secret Meanings of Nursery Rhymes

By Albert Jack

From the foreign bestselling writer of Red Herrings and White Elephants—a curious advisor to the hidden histories of vintage nursery rhymes.

Who used to be Mary particularly opposite, or Georgie Porgie? How might good day Diddle Diddle supply a vital astronomy lesson? Do Jack and Jill really signify the execution of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette? And if Ring round the Rosie isn’t concerning the plague, then what's it fairly about?

This ebook is a unusual, curious, and infrequently sordid examine the reality at the back of renowned nursery rhymes that uncovers the unusual stories that encouraged them—from Viking raids to political riot to smuggling slaves to freedom.

Read Albert Jack's posts at the Penguin Blog.

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Nation

By Terry Pratchett

When a massive wave destroys his village, Mau is the one one left. Daphne—a tourist from the opposite aspect of the globe—is the only survivor of a shipwreck. Separated via language and customs, the 2 are united by way of disaster. Slowly, they're joined by means of different refugees. And as they try to guard the small band, Mau and Daphne defy ancestral spirits, problem dying himself, and discover a long-hidden mystery that actually turns the area upside down.

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Newsweek (28 November 2014)

Newsweek journal: America’s well-regarded newsmagazine is savvy, incisive, and scintillating. With its accomplished assurance of nationwide and foreign affairs, newsmakers, politics, enterprise, economics, technology, expertise, healthiness, arts, leisure and society, Newsweek is your one-stop details resource. Thought-provoking essays and compelling columns like Periscope, Cyberscope, views and Newsmakers examine occasions and positioned them into an attractive standpoint.

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Eastern Dreams: How The Arabian Nights Came To The World

The 1001 Arabian Nights might be the main recognized tale assortment on this planet. It has transcended cultures, languages, and historic eras to get to grips and cherished not just within the japanese global, but additionally within the West, the place it's the in simple terms said vintage of Western literature to have originated from outdoor the West itself. regardless of its famous position in either jap and Western tradition, the heritage of the Nights continues to be tantalizingly elusive and hard to outline.

In Eastern Dreams, writer Paul Nurse discusses not just the heritage of this e-book, but in addition the numerous attention-grabbing humans, who turn into characters themselves, accountable for bringing the Nights to the West and the broader international, and the way the Nights has stimulated, and maintains to persuade, international culture.

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Blogging America: The New Public Sphere (New Directions in Media)

By Aaron Barlow

As blogs have advanced during the last few years, they've got started to tackle special features counting on viewers and objective. even though political blogs stay the main excessive profile (and such a lot read), different kinds of blogs are gaining in energy and visibility. This book―a follow-up quantity to Barlow's Rise of the Blogosphere, which tested the ancient context for the trendy blog―provides an exam of the numerous present elements of the blogosphere, from the political to the pro to the non-public, with many stops in among. provided that thousands of blogs were created over the last 5 years and but extra come on-line at an undiminished cost, and provided that enthusiasm for either examining them and writing them has but to wane, it really is most likely that the weblog explosion will proceed indefinitely.

As blogs have developed during the last few years, they've got began to tackle detailed features counting on viewers and goal. although political blogs stay the main excessive profile (and such a lot read), different varieties of blogs are gaining in energy and visibility. This book―a follow-up quantity to Barlow's Rise of the Blogosphere, which tested the ancient context for the fashionable blog―provides an exam of the numerous present facets of the blogosphere, from the political to the pro to the private, with many stops in between.

Areas coated contain the private web publication; the political weblog; using blogs through a variety of non secular groups either for dialogue inside of groups and for outreach; the expansion of blogs devoted to particular geographic groups, and their family with older neighborhood media; blogs devoted to technical topics, fairly when it comes to desktops; blogs and company; blogs sparked by means of games, video clips, tune, and other kinds of leisure; and extra. on condition that hundreds of thousands of blogs were created during the last 5 years and but extra come on-line at an undiminished cost, and provided that enthusiasm for either interpreting them and writing for them has but to wane, it's most probably that the weblog explosion will proceed indefinitely.

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Nation

By Terry Pratchett

When a tremendous wave destroys his village, Mau is the single one left. Daphne—a vacationer from the opposite part of the globe—is the only survivor of a shipwreck. Separated by way of language and customs, the 2 are united through disaster. Slowly, they're joined through different refugees. And as they try to guard the small band, Mau and Daphne defy ancestral spirits, problem loss of life himself, and discover a long-hidden mystery that actually turns the realm upside down.

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Más allá del 11 de septiembre

By Luis Rojas Marcos

Testigo privilegiado de una tragedia que siguió paso a paso, Luis Rojas Marcos eleva los angeles mirada para contar lo que vio y analizar las repercusiones de un atentado que marcó un antes y un después en los angeles historia del terrorismo, y, sobre todo, en los angeles historia de l. a. humanidad. Como responsable de los hospitales públicos y miembro del Consejo de keep watch over de Emergencias de l. a. ciudad, Rojas Marcos vivió muy de cerca los sucesos.Los devastadores efectos en los angeles población, los angeles conciencia de vulnerabilidad, el miedo a una amenaza que persiste, l. a. exaltación del nacionalismo, l. a. fobia a los extranjeros, l. a. sed de venganza, el papel de l. a. televisión, l. a. manipulación de los angeles realidad, los angeles falta de influencia femenina, el resurgimiento de l. a. espiritualidad y, por último, el arduo pero inevitable dilema de perdonar lo imperdonable, son los aspectos analizados para clarificar una realidad tan compleja.La formación y l. a. experiencia de Rojas Marcos le permiten ir más allá para explicar los angeles naturaleza del trauma emocional y dar las claves para su superación, haciendo hincapié en los angeles solidaridad y en los angeles asomborsa resistencia del hombre para hacer frente a los angeles adversidad. Su estilo conciso y l. a. claridad expositia incentivan l. a. lectura de un tema que se sitúa en el primer plano de los angeles actualidad.

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Rapid Eye 2 (v. 2)

Painters, cyberpunks, dog-boys, mad scientists, occultists, neoists, functionality artists, film-makers, writerss, leopard-girls and voodoo horsemen. Hacking into the hot digital geography, the place time and area don't exist, yet the place proposal survives, as in artwork. during this age of transition and sensory overload, new rules and corporations of belief shape. To be marginalised, misunderstood, overlooked, reviled. yet depression can gas construction. mind's eye can change fable. wish can conquer worry. diverse interpretations of the prior and clean ways to paintings and know-how can make sure the evolution and refinement of the belief of way of life. within the digital universe, there is not any dying.

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