Foreign Policy: Thinking Outside the Box

Author: Amitai Etzioni

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317193474

Category: Political Science

Page: 176

View: 7645

This collection of essays by renowned scholar Amitai Etzioni aims to provoke reconsiderations of basic assumptions of foreign policy by students, academics and practitioners. With chapters focusing on the Middle East, China and the EU, as well as articles with a more global focus, the book offers thought-provoking and insightful perspectives on international foreign policy which challenge existing academic debate in the field. It will be of great interest to students, scholars and practitioners of foreign policy and international relations.

Star Quilts, Outside the Box

Hexagon Patterns from the Kansas City Star

Author: Edie McGinnis

Publisher: Kansas City Star Books

ISBN: 9780970913104

Category: Quilts

Page: 108

View: 5218


Jesus Outside the Box

Twelve Spiritual Tales of the Unexpected

Author: Mark Townsend

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 1846943264

Category: Fiction

Page: 71

View: 1763

Jesus Outside the Box is a re-released, re-titled version of the author's previous book The Magician's Tale. It a short book of twelve incredible stories written from the perspective of some of the lesser known characters of the New Testament. Each story offers an exciting and radical new portrait of the one we call The Christ. The author's intention was to present a picture of Jesus, without the 2,000 of Christian doctrine and dogma that have put him some great ecclesiastical box (and suffocated him the process). The Jesus of these tales has broken free from that box of Churchianity and will help readers do the same. This Jesus is human yet magical, gentle yet dangerous, distrustful of religion, yet unconditionally loving. He is exciting beyond our dreams. You may just discover that you'd thrown the divine baby out with the holy water.

Outside the Box

Interviews with Contemporary Cartoonists

Author: Hillary L. Chute

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022609958X

Category: Art

Page: 272

View: 1037

We are living in a golden age of cartoon art. Never before has graphic storytelling been so prominent or garnered such respect: critics and readers alike agree that contemporary cartoonists are creating some of the most innovative and exciting work in all the arts. For nearly a decade Hillary L. Chute has been sitting down for extensive interviews with the leading figures in comics, and with Outside the Box she offers fans a chance to share her ringside seat. Chute’s in-depth discussions with twelve of the most prominent and accomplished artists and writers in comics today reveal a creative community that is richly interconnected yet fiercely independent, its members sharing many interests and approaches while working with wildly different styles and themes. Chute’s subjects run the gamut of contemporary comics practice, from underground pioneers like Art Spiegelman and Lynda Barry, to the analytic work of Scott McCloud, the journalism of Joe Sacco, and the extended narratives of Alison Bechdel, Charles Burns, and more. They reflect on their experience and innovations, the influence of peers and mentors, the reception of their art and the growth of critical attention, and the crucial place of print amid the encroachment of the digital age. Beautifully illustrated in full-color, and featuring three never-before-published interviews—including the first published conversation between Art Spiegelman and Chris Ware—Outside the Box will be a landmark volume, a close-up account of the rise of graphic storytelling and a testament to its vibrant creativity.

Thinking Outside the Box

A Contemporary Television Genre Reader

Author: Gary R. Edgerton,Brian Geoffrey Rose

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813171722

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 368

View: 5782

Thinking Outside the Box brings together some of the best and most challenging scholarship about TV genres, exploring their genesis, their functions and development, and the interaction of disparate genres. The authors argue that genre is a process rather than a static category and that it signifies much about the people who produce and watch the shows. In addition to considering traditional genres such as sitcoms, soap operas, and talk shows, the contributors explore new hybrids, including reality programs, teen-oriented science fiction, and quality dramas, and examine how many of these shows have taken on a global reach. Identifying historical continuities and envisioning possible trends, this is the richest and most current study of how television genres form, operate, and change.

Outside the Box

The Life and Legacy of Writer Mona Gould, the Grandmother I Thought I Knew

Author: Maria Meindl

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773586385

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 2720

Years later, Maria took on the daunting task of sorting through Mona's mountain of papers to create an archive for the University of Toronto's Fisher Rare Book Library. The chaotic state of the boxes reflected Mona's flamboyant and demanding personality, yet they also drew an important picture of the life of a Canadian freelancer in the twentieth century. Mona had begun publishing poetry and features in newspapers in the 1920s and published three books of poetry in the 1940s. In the 1950s, at a time when many women were retreating from the public sphere, she had a successful radio career. Her later journals and letters recount, in agonizing detail, a downward spiral into self-doubt, poverty, and addiction. Maria soon discovered that the truth of Mona’s life was even more fascinating than her stories. Outside the Box brings to life a thinly documented era in Canadian letters through the story of one passionate and conflicted woman. It also charts the journey of an unwilling archivist, coming to terms with family secrets, forgotten history, and the stories that are never told.

Selling Outside the Box

Sales at 100 Pages Per Minute

Author: b2b Sales Coach,CREATESPACE

Publisher: b2b sales coach

ISBN: 1439243972

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 172

View: 8944

Sell more products, more profitably, more often!Selling Outside the Box-Part 1 and Selling Outside the Box-Part 2 are practical and motivational sales guides, created to help you excel in your sales career within the office equipment industry.Learn how a great Sales Representative with an inferior product will always outperform a poor Sales Representative with a superior one. And how developing the right mindset and work processes will help you to consistently succeed in the highly competitive office equipment industry.Whether you are selling a color printer, multifunction copier or a complete software solution which includes multifunction hardware ( print / copy / fax / scan ) these sales guides effortlessly guide the reader from basic through to advanced selling skills in an easy to read format. Numerous practical industry examples are extensively used throughout both Part 1 and Part 2 which benefit both experienced and new entrants to the industry.Forge ahead of your competition.

Outside the Box

A Statistical Journey through the History of Football

Author: Duncan Alexander

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473536774

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 352

View: 5675

In football, numbers are everywhere. From touches in the opposition box to expected goals, clear-cut chances to win-loss ratios. In the modern game, these numbers help provide the narrative, the drama, and the conversation. They are scrutinised in order to justify results and to predict future outcomes. They even dictate transfer policy and drive clubs to achieve the impossible. But when did the numbers become so important and what do they mean? In Outside the Box, Duncan Alexander looks back at twenty-five years of the Premier League and beyond, uncovering the hidden truths and accepted myths that surround the game. Using the archives of OptaJoe and never-before-seen data, we discover why Liverpool have gone 27 years without winning a league title and why Lionel Messi is the best player in the game’s history. Or is he? Insightful, wry, and hugely entertaining, Outside the Box is an enlightening and accessible account of football across the decades, analysing data from the some of the greatest seasons, players, teams and managers.

Outside the Box

Why Our Children Need Real Food, Not Food Products

Author: Jeannie Marshall

Publisher: Random House Canada

ISBN: 0307360059

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 256

View: 2828

A lively, cross-cultural look at the way packaged and fast foods are marketed to our kids--and a meditation on how our eating habits and our family lives are being changed in the process. When Canadian journalist Jeannie Marshall moved to Rome with her husband, she delighted in Italy's famous culinary traditions. But when Marshall gave birth to a son, she began to see how that food culture was eroding, especially within young families. Like their North American counterparts, Italian children were eating sugary cereal in the morning and packaged, processed, salt- and fat-laden snacks later in the day. Busy Italian parents were rejecting local markets for supermercati, and introducing their toddlers to fast food restaurants only too happy to imprint their branding on the youngest of customers. So Marshall set on a quest to discover why something that we can only call "kid food" is proliferating around the world. How did we develop our seemingly insatiable desire for packaged foods that are virtually devoid of nutrition? How can even a mighty food culture like Italy's change in just a generation? And why, when we should and often do know better, do we persist in filling our children's lunch boxes, and young bodies, with ingredients that can scarcely even be considered food? Through discussions with food crusaders such as Alice Waters, with chefs in Italy, nutritionists, fresh food vendors and parents from all over, and with big food companies such as PepsiCo and Nestle, Marshall gets behind the issues of our children's failing nutrition and serves up a simple recipe for a return to real food. From the Hardcover edition.

Outside the Box!

Creative Activities for Ecology-Minded Kids

Author: Joan Irvine

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486122344

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 4712

With these step-by-step instructions and hundreds of illustrations, kids can transform a cardboard box into fun activities — from a puppet theater to a miniature golf game. A rewarding lesson in recycling and creativity!

Tarot Outside the Box

Author: Valerie Sim

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 9780738702773

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 216

View: 1504

Looking for new ways to expand your understanding of Tarot? Renowned Tarot specialist Valerie Sim helps Tarot enthusiasts step "out of the box" and advance their practice to a new level. Emphasizing a fun, relaxed approach, she teaches how to break rules in order to stimulate creativity. Readers learn many valuable Tarot techniques, including the comparative method, which involves practicing with several decks to fully understand each card and its abundant possibilities for interpretation. Tarot Outside the Box also offers original spreads, sample readings, and valuable advice for practicing Tarot without querents, engaging in interactive readings (both reader and querent participation), and using Tarot for creative writing. This is a Print-on-Demand title. Please allow an additional 2-3 days for delivery

Transforming the Curriculum

Thinking Outside the Box

Author: Susan L. Schramm

Publisher: R&L Education

ISBN: 0810841770

Category: Education

Page: 90

View: 1851

Do you want to cultivate independent learners through an integrated curriculum? Schramm uncovers the theories behind the design of an integrated curriculum and provides a practical framework for implementation. After discussing the necessity of staff development strategies, appropriate text sources, alternative assessment strategies, leadership, and organizational strategies, she provides classroom-tested sample curriculums and discusses various successful teaching strategies.

Fasting Outside the Box

Fasting Guidelines for Beginners

Author: John K. Bankas

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 144975578X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 116

View: 7119

If there is ever a chance to understand fasting once and for all and incorporated it into your spiritual life, Fasting Outside the Box will exceed your expectations and revolutionize your walk with God. The differentiation of fasting “inside” or “outside” the box is very thought-provoking as it reveals the contrast between one’s motives and the condition of the heart. Fasting was commonplace with the early leaders of the Church and it is still one of the most impactful disciplines that draws us into a closer intimacy with God. Pastor Bankas maintains that fasting not only ignites the “fire” of our devotion and commitment to God but also intensifies and strengthens our prayer life. With great insight, he shows you how to... Hang out with God Purify your heart Come near to God Receive the secret pearls of fasting Know why you should fast “John Bankas leaves footprints wherever he goes. I see Fasting Outside the Box as a written expression and extension of this pastor’s love for everyone he meets. Here is a book that will definitely leave indelible footprints on your heart.” — Bruce D. Johnson, Superintendent of Redwood Christian Schools, Castro Valley, California. “Fasting Outside the Box is born out of a consistent life of prayer and fasting led by Pastor John. He is not theorizing about fasting or writing about a vicarious experience he has had with it. This book describes a firsthand experience.” — Dada A. Daodu, Special Education Teacher; Technical Assistant, Kogi State, Nigeria. “Fasting Outside the Box takes the fear and mystery out of fasting and gives a clear, step-by-step understanding of how fasting can benefit you, especially in developing an intimacy with God.” — Joy J. Zandona, final-year MAT student at Fuller Theological Seminary, California.

Outside the Box

A Wind of Change

Author: Pietro Barbara

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1543408141

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 98

View: 995

Buckle up! This is a refreshing, exciting, challenging, fun ride. Under the license of outside-the-box thinking, the writer has given believable practical alternative answers to most of Australias current challenges. The overriding intention is to promote outside-the-box thinking, so provoking discussion and debateindeed, any reaction that might facilitate our journey to the next level. Beginning with the creation of a respectful republic; a new flag; a sensitive, inclusive constitution; and a renewed political system. Addressing the taxation dilemma and offering universal fair retirement and healthcare. Solving the energy, water, and climate change challenges and making a proud place for our First Nation people. Advocating an Australia coming of age on the world stage, putting Australia first in the eyes of all. Then encouraging universal outside the box thinking by touching on other fundamental often contentious issues. No subject is Taboo Outside-the-Box.

Teaching Outside the Box

How to Grab Your Students By Their Brains

Author: LouAnne Johnson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118003732

Category: Education

Page: 320

View: 7612

The handbook for improving morale by managing, disciplining and motivating your students This second edition of the bestselling book includes practical suggestions for arranging your classroom, talking to students, avoiding the misbehavior cycle, and making your school a place where students learn and teachers teach. The book also contains enlivening Q&A from teachers, letters from students, and tips for grading. This new edition has been expanded to include coverage of the following topics: discipline, portfolio assessments, and technology in the classroom. Includes engaging questions for reflection at the end of each chapter Johnson is the author of The New York Times bestseller Dangerous Minds (originally My Posse Don't Do Homework) Contains a wealth of practical tools that support stellar classroom instruction This thoroughly revised and updated edition contains comprehensive advice for both new and experienced teachers on classroom management, discipline, motivation, and morale.

Dancing Outside the Box

Coloring Outside the Lines

Author: Beth Valentine

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1491717491

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 210

View: 1270

Beth’s mother loved to tell this story. One morning when Beth was three or four years old, she stepped out onto their front porch wearing coveralls. A man approached on the sidewalk. Seeing her he called out, “Hello, little boy.” “I am not a boy,” Beth called back. “I’m a girl.” “Little girls don’t wear coveralls,” he informed her. “This girl does,” she informed him. That little girl, supremely indifferent to popular opinion, determined to think for herself and set her own rules, has stayed alive in this author throughout her long, very healthy and happy life. This is a book of ideas. The author tells of incidents in her own life and in the lives of family members and friends to illustrate these ideas. In mid-life she slowly changed from what is considered logical, critical, left brain thinking to emotional, illogical, right brain thinking, dismantling her left brain beliefs brick by brick and replacing them with what many in the western world would consider weird nonsense. She developed psychic powers, was repeatedly amazed at the power and range of human consciousness and began to live in a bright new world filled with surprises and certainties, a magical, wonder-filled world.

Christianity Outside the Box

Learning from Those Who Rocked the Boat

Author: Nigel Scotland

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1621898997

Category: Religion

Page: 344

View: 2323

A major aspect of the history of Christian missions is the way groups who have jumped the ecclesiastical ship have renewed and recalled their parent bodies back to biblical roots and a biblical vision. This book examines fourteen such vibrant Christian movements which operated outside the box. Each chapter ends with a practical section highlighting those factors that made the particular group successful. They were all missional movements that pursued a Christian vision and developed structures to facilitate it. In contrast, the traditional organizations from which they emerged tended to do mission from an established, given structure. Here are seriously committed movements that offer a dynamic challenge to our contemporary churches.

Outside the Box

A Book of Poems

Author: Karma Wilson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481405349

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 176

View: 8182

This laugh-out-loud poetry collaboration from a New York Times and Publishers Weekly bestselling author and a Caldecott Honor illustrator is anything but ordinary. Dive in to Karma Wilson’s latest collection of more than 100 poems—some humorous, some poignant, and all of them Outside the Box. Illustrated by Caldecott Honoree Diane Goode, Outside the Box has something for everyone. Appealing to kids and parents alike, poems such as “Sick Day,” “My Pet Robot,” “Balloonaphobia,” and “Aliens Under My Bed” are sure to delight and entertain.

Outside the Box

Corporate Media, Globalization, and the UPS Strike

Author: Deepa Kumar

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252075897

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 237

View: 4389

When 185,000 United Parcel Service (UPS) workers across the United States walked off their jobs in the fall of 1997, working-class concerns became front-page news. Outside the Box presents a rare, in-depth study of the media representation of this major labour struggle. Deepa Kumar delineates the background and history of the strike, how it emerged within the trajectory of the rise of neoliberal globalization, and how television networks and dominant print media portrayed the event. Through a textual analysis of over 500 news reports, Kumar shows how the strikers pressured a seemingly intractable media system to represent the interests of workers and thereby elevated the class contradictions at the heart of a booming economy. While UPS had made about a billion dollars in profit during the year prior to the strike, its workers had seen paltry wage increases, a steady shift from secure full-time jobs to part-time jobs, and deteriorating working conditions. The corporate media were forced during this strike, to address working-class issues sympathetically. However, once the strike was over, the media reverted to business as usual. Drawing on her analysis of the strike, Kumar argues that media reform is more complicated than is suggested by liberal media theorists, yet she also argues against the pessimistic currents of radical scholarship that view the media as all-powerful. Instead, she puts forward the case for a dialectical understanding, developing what she calls a "dominance/resistance model" for media analysis.

Outside the Box

Author: Erica Eaton


ISBN: 0615150713

Category: Gay-straight alliances in schools

Page: 40

View: 3659

This book is a compilation of writing by members of the GSA (Gay Straight Alliance) at East High School in Rochester, NY. "Our GSA (Gay Straight Alliance) met from September 2006 until June of 2007. One of the projects that the students decided to work on was this book. During most of our meeting the students came up with a subject that they wrote about. The writings in this book are the result. GSA Clubs are intended to help make school safe for all students. The East GSA club hopes that sharing their thoughts and experiences will help to educate others around LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered) issues.