Download E-books Reports from the Zen Wars: The Impossible Rigor of a Questioning Life PDF

Four many years in the past –– elderly twenty –– the writer skilled what he calls a “negative satori,” a basic and irrefutable awareness no longer of enlightenment, yet of himself as a crisis merely enlightenment may perhaps get to the bottom of. This, formed through the hammer blows of a unique American professor, Richard DeMartino, introduced him to Zen, and to Japan. but through the years, of a long way higher import than his bungling efforts have been the glorious occupants of the Zen international he encountered: Toyoshima-san, the meditation Prometheus whose superhuman efforts astounded and encouraged all whereas he remained impaled at the cliff’s facet; the Thief, leader monastery monk who stole the realm from whoever he encountered and whose yawns and the brushing of his enamel shot sparks of Absolute that means; Hisamatsu, the good lay Zen grasp who at age sixteen overheard a physician inform his mom he’d be useless in six months, basically to evoke ten years later and develop into the main overjoyed guy in Japan; Bunko, the monk sort to others yet ferocious with himself, whose day-by-day nation of Oneness in meditation left him disillusioned simply because regardless of all exertion he couldn't weigh down it to items and holiday past it.

These are one of the sitters for the pics in Reports From the Zen Wars, Steve Antinoff’s try and endure witness to what for him has been the best exhibit in the world, cost of admission one lotus position.

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Download E-books Global Politics of Regionalism: Theory and Practice PDF

This publication explores the phenomenon of regionalism. In a seeming contradiction to globalization, there's a growing to be tendency for international locations to go into into neighborhood preparations as a reaction to the pressures of working in an international industry. yet regionalism is usually rising as a phenomenon in its personal correct, serving particular reasons and taking various kinds in numerous components. The participants discover how those styles influence on wider matters equivalent to worldwide governance, democracy and trade. 

The ebook experiences the foremost theoretical methods to nearby cooperation together with views from diplomacy, political economic climate, economics and sociology. it's divided into 3 major sections: theoretical methods to regionalism; problems with local cooperation (such as safeguard, financial concerns, id and integration); and an exploration of particular case experiences together with the center East, Africa, the Americas, China, Europe, Asia and the Pacific.

With a world diversity of members, together with Bjorn Hettne, Louise Fawcett and Andrew Hurrell, this in-depth and multi-disciplinary advisor can be of curiosity to scholars around the social sciences and to the broader coverage community.

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Download E-books Sacred Places North America: 108 Destinations (Sacred Places: 108 Destinations series) PDF

By Brad Olsen

This revised and up-to-date finished shuttle consultant examines North America’s such a lot sacred websites for spiritually attuned explorers. very important archaeological, geological, and ancient locations from coast to coast are exhaustively tested, from the weathered pueblos of the yank Southwest and the drugs wheels of western Canada to Graceland and the birthplace of Martin Luther King, Jr. Histories and cultural contexts are objectively surveyed, besides the most recent educational theories and insightful metaphysical ruminations. distinct maps, drawings, and go back and forth instructions also are included.

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Download E-books New Approaches to Migration?: Transnational Communities and the Transformation of Home (Routledge Research in Transnationalism) PDF

This publication severely evaluates the transnational groups method of modern overseas migration. It does so via a particular specialise in the connection among 'transnational groups' and 'home'. The that means of 'home' for overseas migrants is altering and evolving, as new globally-oriented identities are constructed. those concerns are explored via a couple of imperative subject matters: the which means of 'home' to transnational peoples, the results of remodeling those social areas and the way those were remodeled.

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Download E-books Linguistic Perspectives on Language and Education PDF

By Anita K Barry

This e-book presents academics with the history wisdom for realizing the position linguistics performs in literacy development.  It matches the linguistics for academics direction, a subject matter that's entrance and middle of the field's want for pre-service and in-service academics to appreciate language improvement and the position morphology, pragmatics, semantics, and syntax performs in literacy improvement and language acquisition.

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Download E-books Borders in the Baltic Sea Region: Suturing the Ruptures PDF

This e-book makes a speciality of the hot political trajectories in the Baltic Sea quarter from one of many good fortune tales of regionalism in Europe to a possible region of army war of words among Russia and NATO.  The authors heavily examines the next concerns: new defense demanding situations for the sector stemming from Russia’s staunch anti-EU and anti-NATO polices, associations and practices of multi-level governance within the zone, and various cultural options that local actors hire. the typical threads of this leading edge quantity are problems with altering borders and bounds within the zone, and logics of inclusion and exclusion that form its political contours. From various disciplinary and methodological positions the authors clarify regulations of particular Baltic Sea states, in addition to structural issues that lead them to a area.    

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Download E-books Language and National Identity in Asia (Oxford Linguistics) PDF

Language and nationwide id in Asia is a finished advent to the function of language within the development and improvement of countries and nationwide identities in Asia. major students from world wide examine the function languages have performed and now play within the formation of the nationwide and social id in international locations all through South, East, and Southeast Asia. they think about the relation of the areas' languages to nationwide, ethnic, and cultural identification, and view the prestige of and interactions among majority, reputable, and minority languages. Illustrated with maps and accessibly written this e-book will curiosity all these involved to appreciate the dynamics of social switch in the most very important international locations on the earth. it's going to entice all these learning, studying, or instructing matters in Asian society, language, and politics from a comparative point of view.

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Download E-books Under the Map of Germany: Nationalism and Propaganda 1918 - 1945 PDF

By Guntram Henrik Herb

On the shut of the 1st global struggle, propaganda mapping performed a very important position within the construction of a consensus approximately German nationwide territory.
Under the Map of Germany presents an in depth and bright research of the background and strategies of nationalist mapping in inter-war Germany. utilizing large archival documentation - together with many formerly undiscovered maps - the writer charts the advance of recent techniques of nationwide territory and the institution of an efficient propaganda mapping community. His learn demonstrates consensus in regards to the quantity of the higher German country used to be now not created by way of skillful Nazi propagandists, yet by means of the collaborate efforts of revered students and nationalist activists throughout the Weimar Republic. hard the assumption that nationwide self-determination is a simply reason, Under the Map of Germany unearths that nationwide territories will not be tangible entities that may be truly delimited, yet are synthetic constructs open to a variety of interpretations.

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Download E-books Questioning Geography: Fundamental Debates PDF

Questioning Geography introduces scholars to the elemental debates that animate geography today.

  • Each of the chapters makes a speciality of a key factor that has divided or galvanised geographers of their work.
  • Covers either human and actual geography.
  • Includes essay questions and recommendations for extra reading.
  • Demonstrates to scholars the uniqueness and power of contemporary geography.

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Download E-books Animal (Reaktion Books - Focus on Contemporary Issues) PDF

By Erica Fudge

From the puppy that we are living with and deal with, to information goods equivalent to animal cloning, and using quite a few creatures in movie, tv and ads, animals are a relentless presence in our lives.

Animal is a well timed review of the various ways that we are living with animals, and assesses a few of the paradoxes of our relations with them: for instance, why is the puppy that sits through the dinner desk by no means for consuming? studying novels equivalent to Charlotte’s Web, movies reminiscent of Old Yeller and Babe, technology and ads, model and philosophy, Animal additionally evaluates the ways that we predict approximately animals and demanding situations some of the assumptions we carry. Why is it, for instance, that animals are this type of consistent presence in children’s literature? And what does it suggest to put on pretend fur? is faux fur a moral avoidance of animal affliction, or purely a sanitized model of the unacceptable use of animals as clothing?

Neither evangelical nor proselytizing, Animal invitations the reader to imagine past the bounds of a subject matter that has a right away impression on our day by day lives.

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