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Cole, W. Owen
W Owen Cole, has had a distinguished career in Religious Education, and has a world-wide reputation as a distinguished commentator on multifaith issues and practice, as well as on Sikhism. He has written - on his own and in conjunction with others many well received books, continually used in teaching from primary to tertiary education, including: "Six World Faiths" (Continuum); "Religious Education in the Primary Curriculum: Teaching Strategies and Practical Activities" (with Judith Evans Lowndes, Religious and Moral Education Press); "Six Religions in the Twenty First Century" (with Peggy Morgan; Stanley Thornes); "Spirituality in Focus" (Heinemann); "Hinduism" (with Hemant Kannitkar, Heinemann); "Understanding Sikhism" (Dunedin Academic Press); and, "The Sikhs: Their Religious Beliefs & Practices" (with Piara Singh Sambhi; Sussex Academic Press). Owen Cole sets out on his journey towards a multifaith world view detailing his encounters with the Indo Pakistan subcontinent and the UK and those individuals - Sikh, Hindu, Muslim, Jewish and Christian - who were to shape his thinking and educational stances. This book is required reading for those who have benefited from Owen Cole's previous books, educators involved in multi-faith issues and questions associated with faith schools and school worship, and all those who enjoy biography at its sharpest. 204pp.
SusseX, 2009, Paperback, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
ISBN: 9781845193362
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Inventory #23050
Price: £ 12.50 GBP ($ 16.29 approx. - € 13.81 approx.)
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Drendel, Lou
Covers slightly faded. Front cover slightly damaged where two labels have been removed. 50pp.
Squadron/Signal Publications, 1982, Paperback, Book Condition: Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
ISBN: 0897471334
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Inventory #22686
Price: £ 5.00 GBP ($ 6.52 approx. - € 5.53 approx.)
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Singer, Linda
The emergence of AIDS in contemporary culture has not only produced a vast discourse on the disease but has provoked an anxious proliferation of sites of erotic danger. In Erotic Welfare , Linda Singer argues that we are currently living in an "age of epidemic", fueled by a "panic logic" in which contemporary discourse on sexuality and on a variety of social problems - teenage pregnancy, prostitution, and drug addiction, have come to replicate the discourse of contagion. Singer traces the effects of epidemic on the growth of regulatory mechanisms for the control of sexuality, and explores the ways this development has affected women's efforts to secure reproductive freedom; the construction of femininity within the media; and efforts to displace the hegemony of the nuclear family in the cultural imaginary. Her work forms a trenchant critique of sexuality in an age of discipline, where bodies and their pleasures have become dense sites of regulatory power. 210pp. N.B. Previous owners inscription to ffep. Edges of covers rubbed. Head and tail of spine rubbed.
Routledge, 1993, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
ISBN: 0415902029
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Inventory #25426
Price: £ 12.50 GBP ($ 16.29 approx. - € 13.81 approx.)
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Penalosa, Enrique
Throughout the recorded history of Bogotį, from the earliest Spanish chronicles to present-day photographs, films and television programs, the Cerros Orientales or Eastern Ridges of the city have been an indelible feature of its landscape, culture and social life. But up to now the citizens of Bogotį have known little about their tutelary mountains and have rarely given them the value they deserve. For the Muisca indigenous society, the original inhabitants of the region, who regarded these ridges as a magical and holy place, the mountains were part of a living nature, superior to the human realm and the site for their most important shrines and ceremonial center.After the Spanish Conquest, the Eastern Ridges lost the sacred role they had had in the Pre-Columbian world. In response to the needs imposed by the development of a new city that was formed in the image of Western society, other cultural and religious symbols were placed on these mountains and the uncontrolled exploitation of their natural wealth began.As a result, their true value as an environmental reserve was ignored. For these reasons, there is an urgent need to examine the Cerros Orientales once more with the attitude of love and respect of their earliest inhabitants - the Native American dwellers of the Savannah of Bogotį, who were protected and inspired by them. 289pp.
Villegas Editores, 2000, Cloth, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: Like New. First Edition. Heavy Item Postage Quote. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.
ISBN: 9589393853
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Inventory #12821
Price: £ 25.00 GBP ($ 32.58 approx. - € 27.63 approx.)
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Andrew, Donna T.; McGowen, Randall
The Perreaus and Mrs. Rudd tells the remarkable story of a complex forgery uncovered in London in 1775. Like the trials of Martin Guerre and O.J. Simpson, the Perreau-Rudd case - filled with scandal, deceit, and mystery - preoccupied a public hungry for sensationalism. Peopled with such familiar figures as John Wilkes, King George III, Lord Mansfield, and James Boswell, this story reveals the deep anxieties of this period of English capitalism. The case acts as a prism that reveals the hopes, fears, and prejudices of that society. Above all, this episode presents a parable of the 1770s, when London was the center of European finance and national politics, of fashionable life and tell-all journalism, of empire achieved and empire lost. The crime, a hanging offense, came to light with the arrest of identical twin brothers, Robert and Daniel Perreau, after the former was detained trying to negotiate a forged bond. At their arraignment they both accused Daniel's mistress, Margaret Caroline Rudd, of being responsible for the crime. The brothers' trials coincided with the first reports of bloodshed in the American colonies at Lexington and Concord and successfully competed for space in the newspapers. From March until the following January, people could talk of little other than the fate of the Perreaus and the impending trial of Mrs. Rudd. The participants told wildly different tales and offered strikingly different portraits of themselves. The press was filled with letters from concerned or angry correspondents. The public, deeply divided over who was guilty, was troubled by evidence that suggested not only that fair might be foul, but that it might not be possible to decide which was which. While the decade of the 1770s has most frequently been studied in relation to imperial concerns and their impact upon the political institutions of the day, this book draws a different portrait of the period, making a cause celebre its point of entry. Exhaustively researched and brilliantly presented, it offers both a vivid panorama of London and a gauge for tracking the shifting social currents of the period.Head of d/j spine slightly rubbed,slight fading to d/j.
University of California Press, 2001, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
ISBN: 0520220625
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Inventory #20212
Price: £ 9.50 GBP ($ 12.38 approx. - € 10.50 approx.)
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