Download Encyclopedia of Race and Racism - a-f PDF

The advent to the Encyclopdia of Race & Racism states that race and racism are assorted phrases with varied histories. The set explores the historic foundation of those options and their social and clinical effect all through background. There are nearly four hundred entries from 350 participants, prepared round 28 subject matters akin to “Colonialism,” “Genetic and organic Concepts,” “Genocide,” and “Popular Culture.” even if the U.S. gets the main realization, the encyclopedia presents a world standpoint on race and racism, with articles on cultural teams, equivalent to Burakumin, Dalits, and Roma; participants, similar to Stephen Biko and Nelson Mandela; and ideas, equivalent to Black feminism in Brazil, English skinheads, and Indigenismo in Mexico. a chain of articles covers the colonization of Africa via a variety of eu countries and is observed by means of maps exhibiting the areas they claimed. The 3rd quantity comprises an annotated filmography directory either function movies and documentaries; a variety of numerous fundamental resources, together with “Protocols of the Elders of Zion,” the “Lusaka Manifesto” on southern Africa, and the “Report on Crimes opposed to Humanity in Guatemala”; and an simply obtainable index to the volumes. See additionally references hyperlink a few comparable entries, and bibliographies following each one access provides extra analyzing. a couple of maps, drawings, and pictures upload to the textual content. The caption for a photograph within the article on Color-blind racism means that the l. a. city League supported California Proposition 209 to prohibit race or gender personal tastes in public hiring, yet in reality the la city League used to be opposed to the proposition. additionally, a map of Italian colonies in Africa in 1914 fails to teach Italian Somalia. The set is especially accomplished in its assurance of either race and racism and merits credits for transparent and concise causes of various usually complicated matters, for instance, multiculturalism, tokenism, immigration, and IQ checking out. The Encyclopedia of Racism within the usa (Greenwood, 2005) is an identical paintings, even though centred exclusively at the united states, and a few libraries may possibly choose to not replace their collections with this new set. it's, besides the fact that, hugely steered for many libraries according to its vast examine race and racism and well-researched articles exhibiting how and why humans got here to think racist theories and refuting these ideals. This identify is additionally to be had as an publication. -Steve Stratton

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Download Cultural Encyclopedia of the Breast PDF

Boobs. titties. Hooters. tits. Jugs. Breasts. We rejoice them; we revile them. They nourish us; they kill us. And despite what we name them, breasts have interested us because prehistoric instances. This A-to-Z encyclopedia explores the historic value and cultural value of the breast through the years and round the world.

A crew of foreign students from numerous disciplines offers key insights and data concerning the breast in paintings, historical past, style, social routine, drugs, sexuality, and extra. Entries speak about depictions of breasts on historical collectible figurines, in Renaissance work, and in present-day ads. They learn how model has emphasised or de-emphasized the breast at numerous instances. They take on scientific issues—such as breast augmentation and breast cancer—and controversies over breastfeeding. The breast as sexual item or even a domain of smuggling also are lined. As a complete, the Cultural Encyclopedia of the Breast takes an interesting and obtainable examine this awesome physique half.

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Download Encyclopedia of American foreign policy - O-W by Alexander Deconde, Richard Dean Burns, Fredrik Logevall, PDF

By Alexander Deconde, Richard Dean Burns, Fredrik Logevall, Louise B. Ketz

This revised model of the unique 1978 version has been elevated with forty four new essays, all written by way of revered post-Cold warfare students who carry the newest views to their subject matters. Of the unique essays, 33 were revised by way of new students and forty three were revised via the unique individuals. basic class assurance contains suggestions and doctrines, policymaking, trade and technological know-how, human rights and hands keep watch over, with particular articles on themes starting from anti-imperialism to environmental international relations, from refugee rules to terrorism and countermeasures. (20020901)

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Download Encyclopedia of World War II by Alan Axelrod PDF

By Alan Axelrod

Global battle II, the most important and deadliest clash in human historical past, is generally thought of the pivotal occasion of the fashionable age. From the increase of fascist Europe to the atomic bombings of Japan, Encyclopedia of global warfare II offers the total tale of this nice clash in additional than seven-hundred entries. foreign in scope, this two-volume A-to-Z reference covers the army, ancient, political, diplomatic, and biographical points of the conflict.

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Download Historical Encyclopedia of Natural and Mathematical Sciences by Ari Ben-Menahem PDF

By Ari Ben-Menahem

This 5,800-page encyclopedia surveys a hundred generations of significant thinkers, delivering greater than 2,000 precise biographies of scientists, engineers, explorers and inventors who left their mark at the heritage of technological know-how and know-how. This six-volume masterwork additionally contains 380 articles summarizing the time-line of rules within the major fields of technological know-how, know-how, arithmetic and philosophy.

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Download Encyclopedia of Optimization by Panos M. Pardalos, Christodoulos A. Floudas PDF

By Panos M. Pardalos, Christodoulos A. Floudas

The aim of the Encyclopedia of Optimization is to introduce the reader to a whole set of issues that express the spectrum of study, the richness of principles, and the breadth of functions that has come from this box. the second one variation builds at the luck of the previous version with greater than a hundred and fifty thoroughly new entries, designed to make sure that the reference addresses fresh components the place optimization theories and strategies have complicated. quite heavy consciousness ended in wellbeing and fitness technological know-how and transportation, with entries reminiscent of "Algorithms for Genomics", "Optimization and Radiotherapy remedy Design", and "Crew Scheduling".

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Download Christmas Miscellany: Everything You Always Wanted to Know by Jonathan Green PDF

By Jonathan Green

Wouldn’t it's nice to appreciate all our Christmas traditions? the following, Jonathan eco-friendly bargains the interesting heritage in the back of our such a lot cherished vacation traditions. for instance, myrrh is incense made up of the resin of a North African bush and used to be a different present in the course of biblical instances. To the Romans, mistletoe was once a logo of fertility, so at the present time we're inspired to kiss while it truly is close to. The yuletide log was once initially used to decorate houses throughout the darkish, chilly Scandinavian Christmas season. jam-packed with all demeanour of pleasant surprises and scrumptious morsels, A Christmas Miscellany demystifies the origins of well-known festive customs equivalent to caroling and yuletide playing cards, and entertains with enjoyable, little-known proof. this is often the correct present or stocking stuffer for the curious-minded in the course of the vacation season.

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