Aztlán and Arcadia

Religion, Ethnicity, and the Creation of Place

Author: Roberto Ramón Lint Sagarena

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 081474060X

Category: History

Page: 232

View: 2414

In the wake of the Mexican-American War, competing narratives of religious conquest and re-conquest were employed by Anglo American and ethnic Mexican Californians to make sense of their place in North America. These “invented traditions” had a profound impact on North American religious and ethnic relations, serving to bring elements of Catholic history within the Protestant fold of the United States’ national history as well as playing an integral role in the emergence of the early Chicano/a movement. Many Protestant Anglo Americans understood their settlement in the far Southwest as following in the footsteps of the colonial project begun by Catholic Spanish missionaries. In contrast, Californios—Mexican-Americans and Chicana/os—stressed deep connections to a pre-Columbian past over to their own Spanish heritage. Thus, as Anglo Americans fashioned themselves as the spiritual heirs to the Spanish frontier, many ethnic Mexicans came to see themselves as the spiritual heirs to a southwestern Aztec homeland.
Release

Making Aztlán

Ideology and Culture of the Chicana and Chicano Movement, 1966-1977

Author: Juan Gómez-Quiñones,Irene Vásquez

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 082635467X

Category: History

Page: 496

View: 7322

This book provides a long-needed overview of the Chicana and Chicano movement’s social history as it grew, flourished, and then slowly fragmented. The authors examine the movement’s origins in the 1960s and 1970s, showing how it evolved from a variety of organizations and activities united in their quest for basic equities for Mexican Americans in U.S. society. Within this matrix of agendas, objectives, strategies, approaches, ideologies, and identities, numerous electrifying moments stitched together the struggle for civil and human rights. Gómez-Quiñones and Vásquez show how these convergences underscored tensions among diverse individuals and organizations at every level. Their narrative offers an assessment of U.S. society and the Mexican American community at a critical time, offering a unique understanding of its civic progress toward a more equitable social order.
Release

Figurate Numbers

Author: Elena Deza,M. Deza

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9814355488

Category: Mathematics

Page: 456

View: 6840

Plane figurate numbers -- Space figurate numbers -- Multidimensional figurate members -- Areas of number theory including figurate numbers -- Fermat’s polygonal number theorem.
Release

The A-Z of C.S Lewis

An encyclopaedia of his life, thought, and writings

Author: Colin Duriez

Publisher: Lion Books

ISBN: 0745957897

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 2257

C S Lewis is widely known worldwide, but often enthusiasts are only aware of one part of his work - his children's stories, perhaps, but not his science fiction, or his literary criticism; his popular theology but not his work for the BBC during the Second World War. This volume brings together all aspects of C S Lewis's life and thought. Arranged in alphabetical order, it goes from The abolition of man - a book Lewis wrote in 1943 and described as 'almost my favourite' to Wormwood, a character in The Screwtape Letters. This book will delight anyone who is interested in C S Lewis and wants to learn more about him, his thought, his works and his life.
Release

Time-To-Build

Interrelated Investment and Labour Demand Modelling With Applications to Six OECD Countries

Author: Marga Peeters

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642468152

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 204

View: 761

As large physical capital stock projects need long periods to be built, a time-to-build specification is incorporated in factor demand models. Time-to-build and adjustment costs dynamics are identified since by the first moving average dynamics, whereas by the latter autoregressive dynamics are induced. Empirical evidence for time-to-build is obtained from data from the Dutch construction industry and by the estimation result from the manufacturing industry of six OECD countries.
Release

Exam 70-432 Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Implementation and Maintenance Lab Manual

Author: Microsoft Official Academic Course

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470183683

Category: Computers

Page: 504

View: 9458

This book is for students preparing to become certified for the70-444 and 70-432 Microsoft SQL Server 2005/2008 DatabaseAdministration exam. The Microsoft Official Academic Course(MOAC) lessons correlate and are mapped to the Microsoft CertifiedInformation Technology Professional, (MCITP) 70-444 and 70-432certification exam. This text covers installing andconfiguring Microsoft SQL Server and managing and maintainingdatabases and multidimensional databases, user accounts, databaseavailability, recovery, and reporting. This text guides studentsthrough the design and implementation of security or serverautomation as well as monitoring and troubleshooting SQL Serveractivity. The MOAC IT Professional series is the Officialfrom Microsoft, turn-key Workforce training program that leads toprofessional certification and was authored for college instructorsand college students. MOAC gets instructors ready to teach and students ready forwork by delivering essential resources in 5 key areas: Instructor readiness, student software, student assessment,instruction resources, and learning validation. Withthe Microsoft Official Academic course program, you are gettinginstructional support from Microsoft; materials that are accurateand make course delivery easy.
Release

Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico Volume 1/4 A-Z

Author: Frederick Webb Hodge

Publisher: Digital Scanning Inc

ISBN: 1582187487

Category: Social Science

Page: 532

View: 3009

This Comprehensive listing of tribal names, confederacies, settlements,and archeology was originally begun in 1873 as a list of tribal names. It grew to include biographies of Indians of note, arts, manners, customs and aboriginal words. Included are illustrations, photographs and sketches of people, places and everyday articles used by the Native Americans. The Smithsonian Institution, Bureau of American Ethnology Handbook of American Indians. Reprint of 1912 edition. Volume 1 A-G. Included are illustrations, manners, customs, places and aboriginal words. In 4 Volumes. Volume 1 - A to G........ISBN 9781582187488 Volume 2 - H to M........ISBN 9781582187495 Volume 3 - N to S.........ISBN 9781582187509 Volume 4 - T to Z.........ISBN 9781582187518
Release

Political Intelligence and the Creation of Modern Mexico, 1938-1954

Author: Aaron W. Navarro

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 0271037059

Category: History

Page: 301

View: 8361

"Analyzes the impact of the opposition candidacies in the Mexican presidential elections of 1940, 1946, and 1952 on the internal discipline and electoral dominance of the ruling Partido de la Revoluciâon Mexicana (PRM) and its successor, the Partido Revolucionario Institucional (PRI)"--Provided by publisher.
Release

The Life of Sheikh Mohammed Ali Hazin

Author: Mu Ammad Az N

Publisher: Theclassics.Us

ISBN: 9781230468020

Category:

Page: 68

View: 5651

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1830 edition. Excerpt: ... AUTHOR'S PREFACE. In the name of God, the merciful and commiserating, whose help we implore, Whom we praise, whose fear we pray him to imbue us with, holding steadily by the most firm hold of his religion, and offering up our prayers for our Lord, his Elect, Mohammed, and his family, the standards of direction. Lines.' Where is our power of speech, O God! for the utterance of thy encomium? How can we describe the perfection of thy greatness? Poor and empty-handed, we are destitute of means: The soul alone, which thou hast given us, can we offer in redemption of our duties. fiuu is commonly used for the frcwtf or counter, on which Whereas the gain of experience is the choicest fruit and most valuable acquisition, that mankind can obtain on the stage of the creation; and a multitude hence of learned men, fully sensible of the value of their time, have consumed a portion of their lives in the composition of books of history, and in the accurate description of the turns both of good and bad conduct, of prosperous and adverse fortune: and whereas from the revision of events and incidents, as they fall to the lot of the various orders of men in the diversity of their degrees, an infinite number of benefits may be reaped, I have been induced to think, after an attentive and true observation of a life, which I have spent in wandering and perplexity, that the chronicle of my days may not be void of interest and warning example to the diligent inspector. In the narration of other men's circumstances and adventures, the historian frequently, from various causes, may fall into doubt and confusion: but there is no danger of either, when he confines himself to the explanation of his own affairs. I was therefore desirous, as far back as the rapidity...
Release

Creating Rain Gardens

Capturing the Rain for Your Own Water-Efficient Garden

Author: Apryl Uncapher,Cleo Woelfle-Erskine

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604693975

Category: Gardening

Page: 208

View: 1339

Homeowners spend hundreds of dollars watering their yard, but there is an easy way to save money and resources—rain gardening. But what is it? As simple as collecting rain to reuse in front and backyards. Creating Rain Gardens is a comprehensive book for the DIY-er, covering everything from rain barrels to simple living roofs, permeable patios, and other low-tech affordable ways to save water in the garden. Water conservation experts Cleo Woelfle-Erskine and Apryl Uncapher walk homeowners through the process, with step-by-step instructions for designing and building swales, French drains, rain gardens, and ephemeral ponds—the building blocks of rain-catching gardens. From soil preparation, planting, troubleshooting, and maintenance, to selecting palettes of water-loving plants that provide four-season interest and a habitat for wildlife, Creating Rain Gardens covers everything a gardener needs to create a beautiful rain garden at home.
Release

Learning PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, and CSS

A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating Dynamic Websites

Author: Robin Nixon

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449337481

Category: Computers

Page: 586

View: 3728

Learn how to build interactive, data-driven websites—even if you don’t have any previous programming experience. If you know how to build static sites with HTML, this popular guide will help you tackle dynamic web programming. You’ll get a thorough grounding in today’s core open source technologies: PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, and CSS. Explore each technology separately, learn how to combine them, and pick up valuable web programming concepts along the way, including objects, XHTML, cookies, and session management. This book provides review questions in each chapter to help you apply what you’ve learned. Learn PHP essentials and the basics of object-oriented programming Master MySQL, from database structure to complex queries Create web pages with PHP and MySQL by integrating forms and other HTML features Learn JavaScript fundamentals, from functions and event handling to accessing the Document Object Model Pick up CSS basics for formatting and styling your web pages Turn your website into a highly dynamic environment with Ajax calls Upload and manipulate files and images, validate user input, and secure your applications Explore a working example that brings all of the ingredients together
Release

Reinventing Organizations

Ein Leitfaden zur Gestaltung sinnstiftender Formen der Zusammenarbeit

Author: Frederic Laloux

Publisher: Vahlen

ISBN: 3800649144

Category: Fiction

Page: 356

View: 3799

Bahnbrechend. Inspirierend. Eines der faszinierendsten Bücher zur Organisationsentwicklung des letzten Jahrzehnts. Dies ist ein sehr wichtiges Buch, bedeutsam in vielerlei Hinsicht: Sowohl angesichts der bahnbrechenden Forschungsergebnisse, Einsichten, Ratschläge und Empfehlungen, die es enthält, als auch aufgrund der genauso wichtigen Fragen und Herausforderungen, auf die es hinweist.“ Ken Wilber aus dem Nachwort „Die programmatische Aufforderung ‚Reinventing Organizations‘ mündet in einem Organisationsmodell, das Strukturen wie Praktiken nach neuartigen, evolutionär-integralen Prinzipien ausrichtet. Im Ergebnis steht die Erkenntnis, dass das Leben und Arbeiten in Organisationen, ebenso wie deren Leistungsbeiträge für die Gesellschaft, radikal zum Positiven verändert werden können. Aber hierzu muss nicht zuletzt die Führung eine fortgeschrittene Entwicklungsebene erreichen.“ Prof. Dr. Jürgen Weibler, Autor des Standardwerkes „Personalführung“ „Das Buch gibt Hoffnung und ganz konkrete Hilfe zur Lösung der Probleme, die wir an der Schwelle von der Postmoderne zu einem neuen Zeitalter erleben, in denen die traditionellen oder modernen Organisationsformen den Anforderungen und Bedürfnissen der Menschen nicht mehr gerecht werden.“ Eine Leserin auf Amazon.com Frederic Laloux hat mit Reinventing Organizations das Grundlagenbuch für die integrale Organisationsentwicklung verfasst. Die Breite sowie Tiefe seiner Analyse und Beschreibung – ganzheitlich, selbstorganisierend und sinnerfüllend operierender Unternehmen – ist einzigartig. Das erste Kapitel des Buches gibt einen Überblick über die historische Entwicklung von Organisationsparadigmen, bevor im zweiten Kapitel Strukturen, die Praxis und die Kultur von Organisationen, die ein erfüllendes und selbstbestimmtes Handeln der Menschen ermöglichen, anhand von ausgewählten Beispielen vorgestellt werden. Auf die Bedingungen, Hindernisse sowie Herausforderungen bei der Entwicklung dieser evolutionären Organisationen wird in Kapitel 3 eingegangen. Hier entwirft Frederic Laloux einen Leitfaden für den Weg hin zu einer ganzheitlich orientierten und sinnstiftenden Organisation. Frederic Laloux ist auch aufgrund dieses Buches ein mittlerweile gefragter Berater und Coach für Führungskräfte, die nach fundamental neuen Wegen der Organisation eines Unternehmens suchen. Er war Associate Partner bei McKinsey & Company und hält einen MBA vom INSEAD.
Release

Making It to the Forefront

Nanotechnology—A Developing Country Perspective

Author: Neslihan Aydogan-Duda

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461415454

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 166

View: 7035

Nanotechnology, as shortly described as the study of manipulating matter on an atomic and molecular scale, is one of the most dynamic and promising industries, receiving a great deal of attention from researchers, business leaders, investors, and policymakers around the world. In Making It to the Forefront, Nesli Aydogan-Duda has assembled a distinguished group of authors to analyze the particular challenges and opportunities of nanotechnology emergence and management in the developing world. In so doing, they address the issues from several angles, ranging from cultural issues to capital markets, industrial clusters to government policy and legal structure. Drawing from in-depth research and case studies in Turkey, Latin America, India, China, and Iran, and a comparison with the development of the industry in the United states, the authors present a cross-cultural approach, with particular emphasis on the strategic nature of the nanotechnology industry for economic development, consumer welfare, and homeland security. Among the topics they consider are the importance of knowledge transfer from universities to the market and, more generally, the interface between science and its commercialization—and the institutional infrastructure that is necessary to maximize the potential of science and technology. In doing so, the authors provide unprecedented theoretical and empirical contributions to the study of nanotechnology, and, more generally, insight into the complex business, political, and cultural environment that must be established in order for such an industry to thrive in the context of a developing country.
Release

The Poor Man's Bible A-Z

Author: Thomas D. Sharts

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1483667030

Category: Self-Help

Page: 242

View: 6330

The Poor Man’s Bible A-Z focuses upon helping the reader comprehend that poverty not only has multiple definitions but also is associated with the five areas of being human such as an individual’s spiritual, physical, social, psychological and vocational beings. This book outlines from A-Z those possible behaviors and experiences that might correlate with various states of personal poverty yet can also be assessed and redressed so that such change might bring forth a greater quality of life in the near and distant future for that individual willing to learn and apply wise knowledge to his/her unique situation. Ultimately, The Poor Man’s Bible A-Z teaches that the five areas of being human are significantly influential in reference to explaining human behavior as any person travels through the various life-cycle stages of life. Therefore, constant evaluation of one’s personal states of poverty should be assessed and strategies applied to realize change for the purpose of eradicating those states of deprivation that are hindering a person from living a greater quality of life.
Release