In a Class by Itself

Author: Sandra Brown

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 055357602X

Category: Fiction

Page: 213

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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.

A Class Against Itself

Power and the Nationalisation of the British Steel Industry

Author: Doug McEachern

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521229855

Category: Political Science

Page: 229

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This book is a study of the complicated disputes between 1945 and 1970 over the nationalisation of the British steel industry. It examines in detail the ways in which the views of different classes and pressure groups in society were reflected in the history of steel nationalisation.

The Myth of Mondragon

Cooperatives, Politics, and Working Class Life in a Basque Town

Author: Sharryn Kasmir

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791430040

Category: Social Science

Page: 243

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This is the first critical account of the internationally renowned Mondragon cooperatives of the Basque region of Spain. The Mondragon cooperatives are seen as the leading alternative model to standard industrial organization; they are considered to be the most successful example of democratic decision making and worker ownership. However, the author argues that the vast scholarly and popular literature on Mondragon idealizes the cooperatives by falsely portraying them as apolitical institutions and by ignoring the experiences of shop floor workers. She shows how this creation of an idealized image of the cooperatives is part of a new global ideology that promotes cooperative labor-management relations in order to discredit labor unions and working-class organizations; this constitutes what she calls the "myth" of Mondragon.

Java in a Nutshell

A Desktop Quick Reference

Author: David Flanagan

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9780596002831

Category: Computers

Page: 969

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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.

Capitalism and Classical Social Theory, Second Edition

Author: John Bratton,David Denham

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 144260655X

Category: Social Science

Page: 432

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Most texts on classical social theory offer exhaustive coverage of every possible theorist, making it difficult to use the book in one semester. Capitalism and Classical Social Theory, Second Edition represents a departure from this approach by offering solid coverage of the classical triumvirate (Marx, Durkheim, and Weber), but also extending the canon strategically to include Simmel, four early female theorists, and the writings of Du Bois. The result is a manageable, but thorough, examination of the key classical theorists. The second edition has been updated throughout and includes two new chapters: one on Weber and rationalization, and one on Du Bois and his writings on race. A new concluding chapter links classical theory to current developments in capitalism during an age of austerity.

A Critical and Cultural Theory Reader

Author: Antony Easthope,Kate McGowan

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802038005

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 287

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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.

Comrades and Brothers

Communism and Trade Unions in Europe

Author: Michael Waller,Stéphane Courtois,Marc Lazar

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780714634210

Category: Political Science

Page: 204

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The authors of this volume are drawn from a wide range of European countries, and are fully qualified to analyse the affairs of both the communist party and the trade unions in the country of their speciality. After a theoretical and historical opening section, the book is in three parts. The first deals with cases of communist strength, where the communist party has had close links with a particular trade union (France, Italy, Spain). In the second part, cases where social democracy has dominated the left are treated (Belgium, The Netherlands and the UK). Finally, two essays cover recent developments in Hungary and Poland.

Contemporary Marketing 2009 Update

Author: Louis Boone,David Kurtz

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0324580215

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 784

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Over the years, Boone & Kurtz's CONTEMPORARY MARKETING has proven to be the premier principles of marketing teaching and learning solution. With each groundbreaking new edition, this best seller grows only stronger, building on past milestones with exciting new innovations. The all-new CONTEMPORARY MARKETING 2009 UPDATE continues the Boone & Kurtz tradition of delivering the most technologically advanced, student-friendly, instructor-supported text available. Current, relevant, and cutting edge, CONTEMPORARY MARKETING remains . . . in a class by itself. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

In Solidarity

Essays on Working-Class Organization and Strategy in the United States

Author: Kim Moody

Publisher: Haymarket Books

ISBN: 160846458X

Category: Political Science

Page: 326

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In this thorough collection of inspiring and informed essays, Kim Moody, one of the world's most authoritative and recognized labor writers, analyzes the past, present, and future of unions in the United States. With a sharp understanding of Marxist theory and labor history, Moody charts a well-reasoned course for the future of rank-and-file struggle. Kim Moody was a founder of Labor Notes and is a member of the National Union of Journalists and a senior research fellow at the Work and Employment Unit of the University of Hertfordshire.

Orbital Symmetry and Reaction Mechanism

The OCAMS View

Author: E.Amitai Halevi

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642835686

Category: Science

Page: 312

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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.

Lukács Today

Essays in Marxist Philosophy

Author: I Rockmore

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400928971

Category: Philosophy

Page: 282

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As this century nears an end, it has become increasingly clear that Georg Lukacs is one of the most ta.1ented intellectuals of our time, not only in the Marxist tradition, but in general. Lukacs' name is well known, and his views are increasingly attracting attention; but it cannot be said that his thought has so far been widely studied, or that it has been studied to the degree its place in the Marxist tradition warrants or its intrinsic interest demands. In the relatively short period since Lukacs' death, there have been a number of books and many articles devoted to his work. But, despite some efforts in that direction, there is still no adequate treatment of his work as a whole, surely a formidable task.! If, as I believe, Lukacs is the most important Marxist philosopher since Marx, and one of the most influential intellectual figures of this century, then surely his ideas are worth scrutinizing frequently and in detail. This is not the place to provide a general description either of Lukacs' life or of his work. Descriptions of his life, especially his early career, are widely available. For present purposes, it will suffice to provide only the barest mention of some biographical facts, together with a brief account of some items in his bibliography.

Rethinking Welfare

A Critical Perspective

Author: Iain Ferguson,Michael Lavalette,Gerry Mooney

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761964177

Category: Social Science

Page: 211

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`I would encourage undergraduates students to read it, for it does summarise well a classical Marxist analysis of social policy and welfare' - Social Policy The anti-capitalist movement is increasingly challenging the global hegemony of neo-liberalism. The arguments against the neo-liberal agenda are clearly articulated in Rethinking Welfare. The authors highlight the growing inequalities and decimation of state welfare, and use Marxist approaches to contemporary social policy to provide a defence of the welfare state. Divided into three main sections, the first part of this volume looks at the growth of inequality, and social and environmental degradation. Part Two centres on the authors' argument for the relevance of core Marxists concepts in aiding our understanding of social policy. This section includes Marxist approaches to a range of welfare issues, and their implications for studying welfare regimes and practices. Issues covered include: · Class and class struggle · Opression · Alienation and the family The last part of the book explores the question of globalization and the consequences of international neo-liberalism on indebted countries as well as the neo-liberal agenda of the Conservative and New Labour governments in Britain. The authors conclude with the prospect of an alternative welfare future which may form part of the challenge against global neo-liberalism.

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The Ruby Way

Solutions and Techniques in Ruby Programming

Author: Hal Fulton,André Arko

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 0132480379

Category: Computers

Page: 816

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For more than a decade, Ruby developers have turned to The Ruby Way for reliable “how-to” guidance on effective Ruby programming. Now, Hal Fulton and André Arko have thoroughly updated this classic guide to cover new language enhancements and developers’ experiences through Ruby 2.1. The new edition illuminates Ruby 2.1 through 400+ examples, each answering the question: “How do I do this in Ruby?” For each example, they present both a task description and realistic technical constraints. Next, they walk step-by-step through presenting one good solution, offering detailed explanations to promote deeper understanding. Conveniently organized by topic, The Ruby Way, Third Edition makes it easier than ever to find the specific solution you want—and to write better code by reflecting Ruby’s unique philosophy and spirit. Coverage includes Ruby 2.1 overview: terminology, philosophy, and basic principles Best practices for strings and regular expressions Efficiently internationalizing your code Performing calculations (including trigonometry, calculus, statistics, and time/date calculations) Working with “Rubyesque” objects such as symbols and ranges Using arrays, hashes, stacks, queues, trees, graphs, and other data structures Efficiently storing data with YAML, JSON, and SQLite3 Leveraging object-oriented and dynamic features, from multiple constructors to program inspection Building GUIs with Shoes 4, Ruby/Tk, Ruby/GTK3, QtRuby, and other toolkits Improving thread performance by understanding Ruby’s synchronization methods and avoiding its pitfalls Automating system administration with Ruby Data formats: JSON, XML, RSS, Atom, RMagick, PDF, and more Testing and debugging with RSpec, Minitest, Cucumber, byebug, and pry Measuring Ruby program performance Packaging and distributing code, and managing dependencies with Bundler Network programming: clients, time servers, POP, SMTP, IMAP, Open-URI Web applications: HTTP servers, Rails, Sinatra, HTML generation, and more Writing distributed Ruby software with drb Choosing modern development tools that maximize your productivity All source code for this book may be downloaded at

Can the Subaltern Speak?

Reflections on the History of an Idea

Author: Rosalind Morris

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231512856

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 336

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Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak's original essay "Can the Subaltern Speak?" transformed the analysis of colonialism through an eloquent and uncompromising argument that affirmed the contemporary relevance of Marxism while using deconstructionist methods to explore the international division of labor and capitalism's "worlding" of the world. Spivak's essay hones in on the historical and ideological factors that obstruct the possibility of being heard for those who inhabit the periphery. It is a probing interrogation of what it means to have political subjectivity, to be able to access the state, and to suffer the burden of difference in a capitalist system that promises equality yet withholds it at every turn. Since its publication, "Can the Subaltern Speak?" has been cited, invoked, imitated, and critiqued. In these phenomenal essays, eight scholars take stock of the effects and response to Spivak's work. They begin by contextualizing the piece within the development of subaltern and postcolonial studies and the quest for human rights. Then, through the lens of Spivak's essay, they rethink historical problems of subalternity, voicing, and death. A final section situates "Can the Subaltern Speak?" within contemporary issues, particularly new international divisions of labor and the politics of silence among indigenous women of Guatemala and Mexico. In an afterword, Spivak herself considers her essay's past interpretations and future incarnations and the questions and histories that remain secreted in the original and revised versions of "Can the Subaltern Speak?" both of which are reprinted in this book.

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

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Author: Paul Kamolnick

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780930390846

Category: Philosophy

Page: 174

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Accelerated Business Tactics Series: Credit Engineering Vol 1 - 2014Learn the Insider Secrets from the industry leader in business credit coaching and banking Iron Dane Richards.Chapters Cover:Company Business Structures, Legal Entities, Nevada Companies, Wyoming Companies, New Mexico Companies, Colorado Companies,Beginning the Credit Building System, How to Buy Aged Or Shelf Companies at a Discount,Dunn & Bradstreet - Paydex, Rating & Score,Initial Credit Building for Each Company,Golden Rules for Business Credit Building,Credit Building Core Accounts,Credit and Vendor Funding Sources - Over 300 New and Verified Lenders added with Contact Names, Numbers and personal email addresses, and lending criteria!Credit Building Plan to $1,000,000Bank Loans, Business Plans and Credit Planning,Company Information, Business Plan Data Entry Section for writing a business plan for obtaining funding: Executive Summary, Business Details, Products and Services, Business Structure, SWOT, PP& E, Information Systems, Insurance, Goals, Achievements & Strategies, Marketing, Sales Goals, Customer Management & Retention, Pricing Strategies, Competitive Overview, Target Market, The Competition.Credit Reporting Agencies!Advanced Options: Business Trust Deposit Loans, Leased Bank Instruments, How to Make your own B2B Loan Guarantees.This is a complete comprehensive credit building volume that is used in the ISG Business Tactics Seminars!We also offer companion journals for use in concert with this volume along with our business credit seminars.Vol 2 LLC Companion Journal to track your credit development and operationsVol 3 C Corporation Journal to track your credit development and operations