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Coming Home to an (Un)familiar Country

Author: Mariusz Dzięglewski
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 371
Release: 2021-01-30
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 3030642968
Rating: 4.2/5 (68 downloads)

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This volume focuses on the process of return migration, from a holistic and policy-oriented perspective. Studies in return migration, which remains a vibrant field for academics, researchers, and policy-makers, have provided a large body of knowledge on particular issues, but generally fall along two lines: they are either broad macro analyses and models (especially economic ones) or narrow ethnographic views (anthropological, sociological, or psychological). This volume attempts to chart a course between these two approaches, combining returning migrants’ life trajectories, as seen by themselves, with analysis of the structural processes that have taken place in the last three decades in Europe and in Poland, as a new EU country. In analyzing the social and cultural changes reflected in the biographies of returning migrants, the author uses a framework based on an original synthesis of Alfred Schütz’s phenomenological approach, focusing on the returnees’ “life words,” with the social realism of Margaret Archer, focusing on the concerns and projects of individuals interacting with social and cultural structures.

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The Parables of Jesus: A Book of Sermons by J. Wayne McKamie

Author: J. Wayne McKamie
Total Pages: 249
Release: 2014-08-11
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 0578147483
Rating: 4.7/5 (83 downloads)

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These exceptional sermons by J. Wayne McKamie are among the most thought-provoking and spiritually challenging that you will find concerning the human application of the parables of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He captures both the divine nature and the human nature of Jesus' words and then points out life-changing lessons from these truths, which, if we truly apply them to our hearts and lives, will make us much better people in the service of our Lord. According to Wayne, his main attempt has been to make these grand sermons live anew in the hearts of the Lord's people. He has said, "They have lived for me; I want them to live for others." This series of sermons can be utilized as a great study tool in gaining a more thorough understanding of Jesus' parables. It is also just an enjoyable read for the spiritually minded!

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Field & Stream

Total Pages: 160
Release: 1999-09
Rating: 4./5 ( downloads)

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FIELD & STREAM, America’s largest outdoor sports magazine, celebrates the outdoor experience with great stories, compelling photography, and sound advice while honoring the traditions hunters and fishermen have passed down for generations.

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Where the Evil Dwells

Author: Clifford D. Simak
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 249
Release: 2011-09-29
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0575122625
Rating: 4.2/5 (25 downloads)

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Secretly and in stealth four puny humans set out to invade the heartland of Evil - the so-called Empty Lands, filled with every evil creature from the darkest of mankind's myths. Harcourt went reluctantly to rescue his long-lost and almost forgotten fiancée. The Knurley Man, who was somewhat other than quite human, went to find the death that would be kinder than the future he foresaw. The abbot sought to recapture a fabulous prism in which the soul of a saint had been trapped. And the girl Yolanda was seeking the answer to a mystery and a question she did not know. But already their coming and their purpose was known. The denizens of the Empty Lands were girding for war. And behind all the Evil lay the most ancient of dark Powers, waiting patiently for the humans whose souls should set it free.

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Coming Home? Vol. 2

Author: Sharif Gemie
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 153
Release: 2014-07-18
Genre: History
ISBN: 1443864161
Rating: 4.4/5 (61 downloads)

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The wars of the twentieth century uprooted people on a previously unimaginable scale to the extent that being a refugee became an increasingly widespread experience. With the arrival of refugees, governments of host countries had to mediate between divided national populations: some wished to welcome those arriving in search of refuge; others preferred a strategy of exclusion or even expulsion. At the same time, refugees had to manage conflicts of the self as they responded to the loss of nationhood, families, socio-political networks, material goods, and arguably also a sense of belonging or home. While return migration was usually perceived by governments and refugees alike as the best solution to the dilemmas of forced displacement, consensus about the timing and dynamics of how this would actually occur was very difficult to achieve. In practice, the return of refugees to their countries of origin rarely, if ever, produced a wholly satisfactory outcome. Conflicts clearly resulted in forced displacement, but it is equally true that forced displacement created conflicts. The complex inter-relationship of conflict, return migration and the sometimes chimerical, but still compelling search for a sense of home is the central preoccupation of the contributors to the two volumes of the Coming Home? series. Scholars from history, literature, cultural studies and sociology explore the tensions between nation-states and migrants as they have anticipated, implemented or challenged the process of return migration during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The first volume – Coming Home? Conflict and Return Migration in the Aftermath of Europe’s Twentieth-Century Civil Wars – covers the period of the Spanish Civil War to the Cold War with a focus on Western, Central and Eastern Europe. This book shifts attention to the colonial and post-colonial framework of the French-North African nexus.

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Strangers at Home

Author: Carolyn D. Smith
Publsiher: Aletheia Publications Incorporated
Total Pages: 230
Release: 1996
Genre: Fiction
Rating: 4./5 ( downloads)

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Revival: An Outline of Psychology (1968)

Author: Willam McDougall
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 482
Release: 2018-05-08
Genre: Psychology
ISBN: 1351338137
Rating: 4.8/5 (37 downloads)

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The time has gone by when any one man could hope to write an adequate text book of psychology. The science has now so many branches, so many methods, so many fields of application, and such an immense mass of data of observation is now on record, that no one man can hope to have the necessary familiarity with the whole. But, even when a galaxy of learning and talent shall have written the text book of the future, there will still be need for the book which will introduce the student to his science, which will aim at giving him at the outset of his studies a profitable line of approach, a fruitful way of thinking of psychological problems, and a terminology as little misleading as possible. The present volume is designed to render these services.

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Matchstick Man

Author: Julia Kelly
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 201
Release: 2018-05-03
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 1788540131
Rating: 4.0/5 (31 downloads)

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Julia Kelly met a charismatic and successful artist, Charlie Whisker, while she was working on her first novel. He was twenty years older than her. Their relationship was passionate and extraordinary; each of them inspired the other. Their friends were writers, artists and rock stars; they lived a glamorous life of exhibitions, parties and concerts. They became parents to a daughter they adored. But Charlie suddenly changed, becoming hopelessly forgetful, angry and confused. This is an unbearably honest, unsentimental and heartbreaking description of a brilliant man's mental disintegration and its effects on his family. Charlie's disturbing behaviour is described in a series of terrible, understated revelations. An unforgettable telling of a story that will be familiar to many thousands of people in the UK and Ireland.

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Modern Materialism and Emergent Evolution

Author: William McDougall
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2016-02-12
Genre: Psychology
ISBN: 1317275098
Rating: 4.5/5 (98 downloads)

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Originally published in 1929, McDougall examines the pertinent conflict between religion and science. His work exhibits the failure of scientists to explain human action mechanistically (the essence of modern materialism), establishes purposive action as a type of event radically different from all mechanistic events, and justifies the belief in teleological causation without which there can be neither religion nor morals. This title will be of interest to students of both the Humanities and Sciences, particularly those studying psychology and philosophy.

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Home: A Very Short Introduction

Author: Michael Allen Fox
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2016-12-01
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 0191064297
Rating: 4.4/5 (97 downloads)

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Thoughts and feelings about home traditionally provided people of all cultures with a firm sense of where they belonged, and why. But with the world rapidly changing, many of our basic notions are becoming problematic. Both internationally and within countries, populations are constantly on the move, seeking better opportunities and living conditions, or an escape from violence and war. In spite of, or perhaps even because of these trends, ideas about home continue to shape the way people everywhere frame an understanding of their lives. In this Very Short Introduction Michael Allen Fox considers the complex meaning of home and the essential importance of place to human psychology. Drawing on a wide array of international examples he discusses what dwelling is and the variety of dwellings. Fox also looks at the politics of the concept of 'home', homelessness, refugeeism and migration, and the future of home, and argues that home remains a central organizing concept in human life. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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A Sport of Nature

Author: Nadine Gordimer
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 450
Release: 2013-01-01
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1408840480
Rating: 4.0/5 (8 downloads)

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A bold, sweeping story of one girl's rise from obscurity to an unpredictable kind of political powerAbandoned by her mother, Hillela is left to be raised by her two aunts in South Africa. At Olga's she might have acquired a taste for antiques and a style of dress to please a suitable husband. At Pauline's she might have developed a social conscience. But Hillela's betrayal of her position as a surrogate daughter so shocks both families that at seventeen she is cast adrift.Swiftly and perilously, her life opens out. She lives as a footloose girl among political exiles on a beach in East Africa, drifting between jobs and lovers, and finally becomes the wife of a black revolutionary. Personal tragedy is ultimately the catalyst for her political development, leading her into a heroic role in the overthrow of apartheid.

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The Scapegoat

Author: Jocelyn Brooke
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2017-10-12
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 150985584X
Rating: 4.5/5 (4 downloads)

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When Duncan Cameron’s mother dies, he is sent to live with his Uncle Gerald on a remote farm in Kent. What follows is a hypnotic tale of psychological suspense as this boy on the cusp of manhood enters his only living relative’s ultra-masculine world of; a dark, erotically charged landscape in an England teetering on the brink of the Second World War. Originally published in 1948, The Scapegoat was Jocelyn Brooke’s first novel and, as with many of his other works, occupies a fascinating space between fiction and autobiography. Described by novelist Peter Cameron as ‘almost unbelievably subversive and kinky’, this unjustly neglected classic of gay fiction offers a quiet depiction of a childhood adrift in silence and despair, and a beautifully wrought exploration of masculinity. “He is subtle as the devil” - John Betjeman “Jocelyn Brooke is a great writer. . . . If you care enough for literature, seek out The Scapegoat” - Elizabeth Bowen “It could not have been written more delicately or sensitively” - Sean O'Faolian “Exceptionally well-written”- Desmond MacCarthy

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Friend & Foe

Author: Nik Olsen
Publsiher: Author House
Total Pages: 435
Release: 2013-09
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1491876883
Rating: 4.6/5 (83 downloads)

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When two men find themselves incarcerated in a foetid prison in the Middle East, they spend their time agonising how they came to be there. Their lives have been steeped in conflict and they are suspicious of anyone around them, including the many other unfortunate inmates. They reluctantly begin to communicate and it becomes apparent that they are from completely different backgrounds; in other circumstances they would be enemies. Here though their enemy is the environment; maintaining sanity in the baking hot days and cold nights, with barely enough food and water to survive and nothing to interrupt the relentless boredom. They relive their tortuous escapades through flashbacks, and as mutual trust grows they reveal more of their lives to each other, where a disturbing pattern emerges. Were they destined to arrive in the hell they now found themselves? If so; who determined their fate and why? They determine to beat the system, but in order to do so they must submit to their unknown enemy. A common thread emerges through their cautious dialogue involving current affairs. Can they put their differences to one side; help each other to survive and eventually, escape? Will their relationship promote a new understanding between foes? Will they unravel the enigma that is their enemy? This is a tale of two strangers whose violent lives are entwined by tragic events, and irrevocably changed by circumstance: heralding the dawning of a new truth for them both. Action and intrigue is mixed with an all-too believable plot.

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Strings Attached

Author: William Starling
Publsiher: Biteback Publishing
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2012-10-15
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 1849544786
Rating: 4.4/5 (86 downloads)

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Strings Attached is the much anticipated authorised biography of John Williams, one of the most accomplished and celebrated musicians of his generation. From his childhood in Australia to his stellar career in London and around the world, John Williams has lived an extraordinary life. Master of the classical repertoire, he took the guitar to a wider audience with the band SKY and by his championing of the music of South America and Africa. William Starling came to know John Williams through their mutual friend, jazz guitarist John Etheridge. As their friendship developed, he put it to the maestro that it was time for a biography. To his lasting amazement, the famously private Williams agreed. Strings Attached is the product of extensive research and uniquely privileged access to John Williams, his family, friends and musical associates. It is the first telling of the fascinating life and career of a world-renowned musician and, equally, the story of a man and the making of his identity.

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Unfamiliar Paths

Author: David E. Bjork
Publsiher: William Carey Library
Total Pages: 202
Release: 1997
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9780878082780
Rating: 4.8/5 (827 downloads)

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Remigration to Post-Socialist Europe

Author: Caroline Hornstein Tomic
Publsiher: LIT Verlag Münster
Total Pages: 467
Release: 2018-07
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 3643910258
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Returning migrants have been involved in post-socialist transformation processes all across Eastern and Southeastern Europe. Engaged in politics, the economy, science and education, arts and civil society, return migrants have often exerted crucial influence on state and nation-building processes and on social and cultural transformations. However, remigration not only comprises stories of achievements, but equally those of failed integration, marginalization, non-participation and lost potential - these are mostly stories untold. The contributions to this volume shed light on processes of return migration to various Eastern and Southeastern European countries from multidisciplinary perspectives. Particular attention is paid to anthropological approaches that aim to understand the complexities of return migration from individual perspectives.

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Migration and Health

Author: Marc B. Schenker
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 536
Release: 2014-10-24
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 0520277945
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This path-breaking handbook is the first to engage with the many unique issues that arise in the study of migrant communities, offering a comprehensive description of quantitative and qualitative methodologies useful in work with migrant populations. Simultaneous eBook.