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Judaisms: A Twenty-First-Century Introduction to Jews and Jewish Identities

What does it mean to be a Jew in the twenty-first century? Exploring the multifaceted and intensely complicated characteristics of this age-old, ever-changing community, Judaisms examines how Jews are a culture, ethnicity, nation, nationality, race, religion, and more. With each chapter revolving around a single theme (Narratives, Sinais, Zions, Messiahs, Laws, Mysticisms, Cultures, Movements, Genocides, Powers, Borders, and Futures) this introductory textbook interrogates and broadens readers' understandings of Jewish communities. Written for a new mode of teaching-one that recognizes the core role that identity formation plays in our lives-this book weaves together alternative and marginalized voices to illustrate how Jews have always been in the process of reshaping their customs, practices, and beliefs. Judaisms is the first book to assess and summarize Jewish history from the time of the Hebrew Bible through today using multiple perspectives. Ideal for classroom use, Judaisms: provides a synthetic and coherent alternative understanding of Jewish identity for students of all backgrounds; focuses on both the history of and potential futures for physical and ideological survival; includes an array of engaging images, many in color; and, offers extensive online resources including notes, key terms, a timeline of major texts, and chapter-by-chapter activities for teaching.

Golem: Modern Wars and Their Monsters

2017 Jordan Schnitzer Book Award in Jewish Literature and Linguistics Honorable Mention, 2016 Baron Book Prize presented by AAJR A monster tour of the Golem narrative across various cultural and historical landscapes

Gender and Information Technology: Moving Beyond Access to Co-Create Global Partnership

The exponential growth of technology and concurrent information revolution is creating a tremendous cultural shift on a global scale. However, the direction of that shift is being determined by those privileged few who participate. Women and people of color remain underrepresented as developers, users and beneficiaries of technology.

Discrimination and Disparities

An empirical examination of how economic and other disparities arise Economic and other outcomes differ vastly among individuals, groups, and nations. Many explanations have been offered for the differences. Some believe that those with less fortunate outcomes are victims of genetics. Others believe that those who are less fortunate are victims of the more fortunate.

The Big Truck That Went By: How the World Came to Save Haiti and Left Behind a Disaster

Jonathan M. Katz was the only full-time American news correspondent in Haiti on January 12, 2010, when the deadliest earthquake in the history of the Western Hemisphere struck the island nation. In this visceral first-hand account, Katz takes readers inside the terror of that day, the devastation visited on ordinary Haitians, and through the monumental--yet misbegotten--rescue effort that followed.

This Noble Land:: My Vision for America

Delving deeper than the newspaer headlines, James Michener--storyteller, historian, teacher, government advisor, traveler, and student of his own and other cultures--gives readers his evaluation of nine fundamental problems facing America, offering insights into how to solve them. Written in Michener's trademark intimate style--so loved by readers in his bestselling memoir The World Is My Home--this book is a must for all Americans in this election year.

Necropolis: London and Its Dead

Layer upon layer of London soil reveals burials from pre-historic and medieval times. The city is one giant grave, filled with the remains of previous eras. The Houses of Parliament sit on the edge of a former plague pit; St Paul's is built over human remains; Underground tunnels were driven through forgotten catacombs, thick with bones. A society can be judged by the way it treats its dead, and this is especially true of London. From Roman burial rites to the horrors of the plague, from the founding of the great Victorian cemeteries to the development of cremation and the cult of mourning that surrounded the death of Diana, Princess of Wales - Necropolis leaves no headstone unturned in its exploration of our changing attitudes towards the deceased among us.

One Drop of Blood: The American Misadventure of Race

Why has a nation founded upon precepts of freedom and universal humanity continually produced, through its preoccupation with race, a divided and constrained populace? Scott Malcomson's search for an answer took him across the country--to the Cherokee Nation, an all-black town, and a white supremacist enclave in Oklahoma--back though the tangled red-white-and-black history of America from colonial times onward, and to his own childhood in racially fractured Oakland, California. By not only recounting our shared tragicomedy of race but helping us to own it--even to embrace it--this important book offers us a way at last to move beyond it.

Churchill, Hitler and

Were World Wars I and II—which can now be seen as a thirty-year paroxysm of slaughter and destruction—inevitable? Were they necessary wars? Were the bloodiest and most devastating conflicts ever suffered by mankind fated by forces beyond men’s control? Or were they products of calamitous failures of judgment? In this monumental and provocative history, Patrick Buchanan makes the case that, if not for the blunders of British statesmen—Winston Churchill first among them—the horrors of two world wars and the Holocaust might have been avoided and the British Empire might never have collapsed into ruins. Half a century of murderous oppression of scores of millions under the iron boot of Communist tyranny might never have happened, and Europe’s central role in world affairs might have been sustained for many generations.

Benim Savasim
Benim Savasim Sented by Michael

Yirminci yüzyıl siyasal tarihi açısından önemli bir yapı olan bu eserde Hitler, ‘nasyonal sosyalizm’ adını verdiği dünya görüşünün açıklamasını yapar ve amaçlarını bildirir. Hitler’in siyasal ve ekonomik tezlerinin yer aldığı, kapitalizm ve Marksizmin eleştirildiği bu kitap, aynı zamanda bir otobiyografi olması nedeniyle çok önemlidir.

CIAin Buyuk Operasyonlari
CIAin Buyuk Operasyonlari Sented by Musa

Elinizdeki kitapta CIA'nın en büyük 42 suçu özetlenerek anlatılıyor. Yasadışı, kanlı faaliyetlerin bu özeti bile, bağımsızlık, özgürlük ve adalet yanlısı herkesin kemiklerini sızlatmaya yeter. CIA'nın bir istihbarat toplama örgütü olduğu düşüncesi, CIA'nın en büyük propaganda zaferidir. Merkezi Haber Alma Ajansı adına rağmen, CIA'nın temel işlevi, gerçekte, ekonomik savaşı, darbeleri, suikastları ve hatta soykırımı da içeren örtülü ve gizli operasyonları yürütmektir. Örtülü operasyonlar CIA'nın can damarıdır.

Bolivya Gunlugu
Bolivya Gunlugu Sented by Musa

Bolivya günlüğü, CHE GUEVARA'nın ünlü son notları. EKİM 1961’de Bolivya ordusu tarafından ele geçirildiğin de sırt çantasında bulundu. O günden sonra da uluslararası arenada kendine milyonlarca okur buldu. CHE'nin en büyük oğlu Camilo günlüğün bu baskısını yeniden gözden geçirdi ve bir önsöz yazdı.

Sari Zeybek
Sari Zeybek Sented by Shon

Atatürk'ün son 300 gününü ve ölümünün hikayesini anlatan Sarı Zeybek belgeseli ilk kez 1993'ün kasım ayında ekrana geldi. Gördüğü ilgi üzerine birkaç ay içinde 3 kez daha yayımlandı. Ardından video kaset olarak piyasaya çıktı.Türkiye'de ilk kez bir belgesel, bu kadar büyük satış rakamına ulaştı. Kaset, yurdun dört bir yanında ilk ve orta dereceli okullarda eğitim filmi olarak gösterildi. Sonra ödüller geldi.

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