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The Postcolonial Enlightenment: Eighteenth-century Colonialism and Postcolonial Theory
The Postcolonial Enlightenment: Eighteenth-century Colonialism and Postcolonial Theory
Over the last thirty years, postcolonial critiques of European imperial practices have transformed our understanding of colonial ideology, resistance, and cultural contact. The Enlightenment has played a complex but often unacknowledged role in this discussion, alternately reviled and venerated as the harbinger of colonial dominion and avatar of...
The Politics of Child Sexual Abuse: Emotion, Social Movements, and the State
The Politics of Child Sexual Abuse: Emotion, Social Movements, and the State

1950s: Growing up in the 1940s, Barbara never talked about having been raped by a family member. As a young adult, she went to a psychiatrist who told her that people generally weren’t bothered by incest, and, despite her distress, she let the matter drop.

1982: Several women in their twenties met through a local feminist anti...

The Ten Lost Tribes: A World History
The Ten Lost Tribes: A World History

The legendary story of the ten lost tribes of Israel has resonated among both Jews and Christians down through the centuries: the compelling idea that some core group of humanity was "lost" and exiled to a secret place, perhaps someday to return triumphant. In this fascinating book, Zvi Ben-Dor Benite shows for the first time the...

Rational and Irrational Beliefs: Research, Theory, and Clinical Practice
Rational and Irrational Beliefs: Research, Theory, and Clinical Practice

In Rational and Irrational Beliefs: Research, Theory, and Clinical Practice, leading scholars, researchers, and practitioners of rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT) and other cognitive-behavioral therapies (CBTs) share their perspectives and empirical findings on the nature of rational and irrational beliefs, the role of beliefs as...

Basic Statistics: Understanding Conventional Methods and Modern Insights
Basic Statistics: Understanding Conventional Methods and Modern Insights

This introductory statistics textbook for non-statisticians covers basic principles, concepts, and methods routinely used in applied research. What sets this text apart is the incorporation of the many advances and insights from the last half century when explaining basic principles. These advances provide a foundation for vastly improving our...

Inventing God's Law: How the Covenant Code of the Bible Used and Revised the Laws of Hammurabi
Inventing God's Law: How the Covenant Code of the Bible Used and Revised the Laws of Hammurabi

It was by accident that the thesis of this book came to be. I had accepted and operated according to the standard critical understanding of the Covenant Code and its relationship to Mesopotamian legal tradition. This viewed the biblical law collection as the result of stages of development over several centuries. The similarities it had with...

New Homelands: Hindu Communities in Mauritius, Guyana, Trinidad, South Africa, Fiji, and East Africa
New Homelands: Hindu Communities in Mauritius, Guyana, Trinidad, South Africa, Fiji, and East Africa

When the colonial slave trade, and then slavery itself, were abolished early in the 19th century, the British empire brazenly set up a new system of trade using Indian rather than African laborers. The new system of "indentured" labor was supposed to be different from slavery because the indenture, or contract, was written for an...

Goddess of the Market: Ayn Rand and the American Right
Goddess of the Market: Ayn Rand and the American Right

Worshipped by her fans, denounced by her enemies, and forever shadowed by controversy and scandal, the novelist and philosopher Ayn Rand was a powerful thinker whose views on government and markets shaped the conservative movement from its earliest days. Drawing on unprecedented access to Rand's private papers and the original, unedited...

Developing and Validating Rapid Assessment Instruments (Pocket Guides to Social Work Research Methods)
Developing and Validating Rapid Assessment Instruments (Pocket Guides to Social Work Research Methods)

Despite increases in their application and improvements in their structure, there is a paucity of reliable and valid scales compared to the complex range of problems that social workers and other health professionals confront daily. They need to be able to design rapid assessment instruments (RAIs) to fit their specific situations, and with this...

Clinical Data-Mining: Integrating Practice and Research (Pocket Guides to Social Work Research Methods)
Clinical Data-Mining: Integrating Practice and Research (Pocket Guides to Social Work Research Methods)

Clinical Data-Mining (CDM) involves the conceptualization, extraction, analysis, and interpretation of available clinical data for practice knowledge-building, clinical decision-making and practitioner reflection. Depending upon the type of data mined, CDM can be qualitative or quantitative; it is generally retrospective, but may be...

Mental Actions
Mental Actions

This volume investigates the neglected topic of mental action, and shows its importance for the metaphysics, epistemology, and phenomenology of mind. Twelve specially written essays address such questions as the following: Which phenomena should we count as mental actions--imagining, remembering, judging, for instance? How should we explain our...

The Myth of Southern Exceptionalism
The Myth of Southern Exceptionalism

More than one-third of the population of the United States now lives in the South, a region where politics, race relations, and the economy have changed dramatically since World War II. Yet historians and journalists continue to disagree over whether the modern South is dominating, deviating from, or converging with the rest of the nation. Has...

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