Euphoria And Exhaustion
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|Author||: Nikolaus Katzer,Sandra Budy,Alexandra Köhring,Manfred Zeller|
|Editor||: Campus Verlag|
The architects of the Soviet Union intended not merely to remake their society—they also had an ambitious plan to remake the citizenry physically, with the goal of perfecting the socialist ideal of man. As Euphoria and Exhaustion shows, the Soviet leadership used sport as one of the primary arenas in which to deploy and test their efforts to mechanize and perfect the human body, drawing on knowledge from physiology, biology, medicine, and hygiene. At the same time, however, such efforts, like any form of social control, could easily lead to discontent—and thus, the editors show, a study of changes in public attitude towards sport can offer insight into overall levels of integration, dissatisfaction, and social exhaustion in the Soviet Union.
|Author||: Safira Mardjono|
|Editor||: Trafford Publishing|
This book tells about the inside of a bright, young girl's mind who is struggling with self-questioning, faith in everything she encounters, as well as her struggle with Bipolar Disorder. As a 22 year-old student, she also finds herself questioning the world around her as well as questioning her emotions, why they are the they are. This book, consisting of daily journal entries with a total period of four years, tells us about the raw feelings and emotions of someone who is experiencing Bipolar Disorder in her youth, as well as her struggle with coping with the medications and the side effects of not taking the medications.
|Author||: Günter Berghaus,Oleh S. Ilnytzkyj,Gabriella Elina Imposti,Christina Lodder|
|Editor||: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG|
The ninth volume of the International Yearbook of Futurism Studies is dedicated to Russian Futurism and gathers ten studies that investigate the impact of F.T. Marinetti’s visit to Russia in 1914; the neglected region of the Russian Far East; the artist and writers Velimir Khlebnikov, Vasily Kamensky, Maria Siniakova and Vladimir Mayakovsky; the artistic media of advertising, graphic arts, cinema and artists’ books.
|Author||: Kevin B. Witherspoon|
|Editor||: University of Arkansas Press|
The Cold War was fought in every corner of society, including in the sport and entertainment industries. Recognizing the importance of culture in the battle for hearts and minds, the United States, like the Soviet Union, attempted to win the favor of citizens in nonaligned states through the soft power of sport. Athletes became de facto ambassadors of US interests, their wins and losses serving as emblems of broader efforts to shield American culture—both at home and abroad—against communism. In Defending the American Way of Life, leading sport historians present new perspectives on high-profile issues in this era of sport history alongside research drawn from previously untapped archival sources to highlight the ways that sports influenced and were influenced by Cold War politics. Surveying the significance of sports in Cold War America through lenses of race, gender, diplomacy, cultural infiltration, anti-communist hysteria, doping, state intervention, and more, this collection illustrates how this conflict remains relevant to US sporting institutions, organizations, and ideologies today.
|Author||: S. A. Smith|
|Editor||: OUP Oxford|
The impact of Communism on the twentieth century was massive, equal to that of the two world wars. Until the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991, historians knew relatively little about the secretive world of communist states and parties. Since then, the opening of state, party, and diplomatic archives of the former Eastern Bloc has released a flood of new documentation. The thirty-five essays in this Handbook, written by an international team of scholars, draw on this new material to offer a global history of communism in the twentieth century. In contrast to many histories that concentrate on the Soviet Union, The Oxford Handbook of the History of Communism is genuinely global in its coverage, paying particular attention to the Chinese Revolution. It is 'global', too, in the sense that the essays seek to integrate history 'from above' and 'from below', to trace the complex mediations between state and society, and to explore the social and cultural as well as the political and economic realities that shaped the lives of citizens fated to live under communist rule. The essays reflect on the similarities and differences between communist states in order to situate them in their socio-political and cultural contexts and to capture their changing nature over time. Where appropriate, they also reflect on how the fortunes of international communism were shaped by the wider economic, political, and cultural forces of the capitalist world. The Handbook provides an informative introduction for those new to the field and a comprehensive overview of the current state of scholarship for those seeking to deepen their understanding.
|Author||: Susan E. Thomas|
|Editor||: Cambridge Scholars Pub|
The Age of Information has spawned a critical focus on human communication in a multimedia world, particularly on theories and practices of writing. This work addresses: how the classical art of rhetoric is relevant; and how it is directly related to modern technologies and the new modes of communication they have generated.
|Author||: Sighard Neckel,Anna Katharina Schaffner,Greta Wagner|
This interdisciplinary book explores the connections and tensions between sociological, psychological, and biological theories of exhaustion. It examines how the prevalence of exhaustion – both as an individual experience and as a broader socio-cultural phenomenon – is manifest in the epidemic rise of burnout, depression, and chronic fatigue. It provides innovative analyses of the complex interplay between the processes involved in the production of mental health diagnoses, socio-cultural transformations, and subjective illness experiences. Using many of the existing ideologically charged exhaustion theories as case studies, the authors investigate how individual discomfort and wider social dynamics are interrelated. Covering a vast breadth of topics, this book will appeal to scholars of psychology, sociology, medicine, psychiatry, literature, and history.
|Author||: Dario Brentin,Dejan Zec|
The history of sport in socialist Yugoslavia is a peculiar lens through which to examine the country’s social, cultural and political transformations. Sport is represented as one of the most popular and engaging cultural phenomena of social life. Sport both embodied the social dynamics of the socialist period as well as revealing questions of the everyday lives of the Yugoslav people. Ultimately, sport was closely intertwined with the country’s overall destiny. This volume offers an introduction into the myriad social functions that sport served in the Yugoslav socialist project. It illustrates how sport was central to the establishment of Yugoslavia’s physical and leisure culture in the early post-Second World War period, an international promotional tool for Yugoslav communists championing the ideological superiority of the ‘Brotherhood and Unity’ and the Non-Aligned Movement, as well as a social field in which the ideological contradictions of Yugoslav socialism became increasingly apparent. The chapters expand the existing knowledge of the processes that defined Yugoslav sport and contribute to a more nuanced understanding of socialist Yugoslavia in the years between 1945 and 1991. This book was originally published as a special issue of The International Journal of the History of Sport.
|Author||: Susan Grant|
From its very inception the Soviet state valued the merits and benefits of physical culture, which included not only sport but also health, hygiene, education, labour and defence. Physical culture propaganda was directed at the Soviet population, and even more particularly at young people, women and peasants, with the aim of transforming them into ideal citizens. By using physical culture and sport to assess social, cultural and political developments within the Soviet Union, this book provides a new addition to the historiography of the 1920s and 1930s as well as to general sports history studies.
|Author||: Francis F. Rundle|
Joll's Diseases of the Thyroid Gland, Second Edition provides information pertinent to the fundamental aspects of thyroid diseases. This book discusses the physiology structure, and development of the thyroid gland. Organized into 29 chapters, this edition begins with an overview of the function of the thyroid gland to trap and concentrate iodine, harness it in organic combination, and then to secrete it into the blood. This text then discusses the evolutionary scheme showing the development of thyroid gland as a special organ for the control of iodine metabolism. Other chapters consider the various types of thyroid diseases, including simple goiter, acute inflammations, Grave's disease, and granulomatous diseases of the thyroid. This book discusses as well the etiological or clinico-pathological basis of the classification of simple goiter. The final chapter deals with the post-operative complications of thyroidectomy and their treatment. This book is a valuable resource for physicians, surgeons, and clinical researchers.
|Author||: Peter Holmes|
|Editor||: Singing Dragon|
The second volume in the Aromatica series builds on the fundamentals found in Volume 1: Principles and Profiles. This comprehensive clinical text delves further into the different profiles of essential oils and the proper applications for physiological and psychological functions as well as energetic and Chinese Medicines. Packed with charts depicting different functions and methods of administration, and an extensive catalogue of 40 new essential oil profiles, this is an indispensable guide for all complementary medicine practitioners.
Dealing with all aspects of teacher education in the past 50 years the 13 books in this set, originally published between 1969 and 1996, discuss how the education system in the UK has changed; the impact of restructuring on teachers; teacher expectations around the world and other important topics in the sociology of education and teacher research.
|Author||: Colin Lacey|
The change from a student role to a teacher role can be one of the most abrupt and stressful transitions in working life but the process of socialization does not end when the student becomes a fully qualified teacher, as many writers, laymen and sociologists, would have us believe. Colin Lacey argues that socialization is a partial and rarely homogenous process. He illustrates this from a wide variety of interesting case material to show how student teachers adapt their responses to the classroom situation.
|Author||: Maranda Bower|
|Editor||: Lulu Press, Inc|
She was determined. Frantic even. Twenty-three challenging hours of labor and she was fiercely hungry. Before this moment, I didn't know. Before this, I've only imagined. She looked in my eyes and in a skip of a heart beat, we understood. She latched. Rhythmic, restful, nourishing swallows. I smiled. This is just the beginning. In Supported in Breastfeeding: Stories of Nourishing Wisdom, mothers share their love and dedication to breastfeeding their children. Stories of cesarean, twin, pre-term, and even adopted babies, bring us full circle through the beauty and perils of breastfeeding. Their wisdom and commitment, along with our Essential Breastfeeding Guide, will leave you (and your baby) feeling nourished and wholly supported in your breastfeeding journey.
|Author||: Philippe Vonnard,Nicola Sbetti,Grégory Quin|
|Editor||: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG|
Sport during Cold War has recently begun to be studied in more depth. Some scholars have edited a book about the US and Soviet sport diplomacy and show ow the government of these two countries have used sport during this period, notably as a tool of "soft power" during the Olympic games. Our goal is to continue in this direction and to focus more on the sport field as a place of exchanges during the Cold War. Regarding this point, our aim is to show that there were events "beyond boycotts"many and that unknown connections existed inside sport. Morevoer, many actors were involved in these exchanges. Thus, it is important not only to focus on the action of States, but also on private actors (international sporting bodies and journalists), considering that they acted around sport (an "apolitic" field) as it was tool to maintain links between the two blocs. Our project offers a good opportunity for young scholars to present original research based on new materials (notably the use of institutional or personals archives). Morevoer, it is also a step forward with a view to conduct research within a global history paradigm, one that is still underused in sport academic fields.
|Author||: Eric Drott|
|Editor||: Univ of California Press|
In May 1968, France teetered on the brink of revolution as a series of student protests spiraled into the largest general strike the country has ever known. In the forty years since, May ’68 has come to occupy a singular place in the modern political imagination, not just in France but across the world. Eric Drott examines the social, political, and cultural effects of May ’68 on a wide variety of music in France, from the initial shock of 1968 through the "long" 1970s and the election of Mitterrand and the socialists in 1981. Drott’s detailed account of how diverse music communities developed in response to 1968 and his pathbreaking reflections on the nature and significance of musical genre come together to provide insights into the relationships that link music, identity, and politics.
|Author||: Jim Newton|
|Editor||: Little, Brown|
Visionary. Iconoclast. Political Survivor. "A powerful and entertaining look" (Governor Gavin Newsom) at the extraordinary life and political career of Governor Jerry Brown. Jerry Brown is no ordinary politician. Like his state, he is eclectic, brilliant, unpredictable and sometimes weird. And, as with so much that California invents and exports, Brown's life story reveals a great deal about this country. With the exclusive cooperation of Governor Brown himself, Jim Newton has written the definitive account of Jerry Brown's life. The son of Pat Brown, who served as governor of California through the 1960s, Jerry would extend and also radically alter the legacy of his father through his own service in the governor's mansion. As governor, first in the 1970s and then again, 28 years later in his remarkable return to power, Jerry Brown would propound an alternative menu of American values: the restoration of the California economy while balancing the state budget, leadership in the international campaign to combat climate change and the aggressive defense of California's immigrants, no matter by which route they arrived. It was a blend of compassion, far-sightedness and pragmatism that the nation would be wise to consider. The story of Jerry Brown's life is in many ways the story of California and how it became the largest economy in the United States. Man of Tomorrow traces the blueprint of Jerry Brown's off beat risk-taking: equal parts fiscal conservatism and social progressivism. Jim Newton also reveals another side of Jerry Brown, the once-promising presidential candidate whose defeat on the national stage did nothing to diminish the scale of his political, intellectual and spiritual ambitions. To the same degree that California represents the future of America, Jim Newton's account of Jerry Brown's life offers a new way of understanding how politics works today and how it could work in the future.
|Author||: Genevieve Iseult Eldredge|
|Editor||: Firefly Hill Press|
Two Faerie princesses. Two warring realms. One forbidden love. The War for Faerie begins! From the fateful train crash that brought warring Faerie princesses Syl and Rouen together in DERAILED to their first meeting as mortal enemies in MORIBUND, their brush with death and Spring Formals in OUROBOROS, to the terrible wonders of the Dark Faerie realm in DETHRONED, follow Syl and Rouen's incredible journey as they kick ass, take names, and fall in love against the odds--all while saving the Faerie realms. “If you are travelling or looking for a fun fast-paced journey, then definitely stop by this series!” – Married to Books “Genevieve Iseult Eldredge did a fabulous job bringing the story to life and making me BELIEVE in it, I can't wait to see where future installment(s) lead!” – Betwixt the Pages “...Rest assured that the combination of Fae mythology infiltrated by dark circuitry and compelling, realistic adolescent drama makes this series deserve at least five stars (on a scale of four)!” – TBW, Goodreads “ Come join Syl and Euphoria on their epic journey through the world of the Moribund and Circuit Fae and watch them as they light up the world together.” – The Avid Reader “I found the writing to be on par with Queen Maas and Elise Kova; I recommend this to anyone who enjoys a good fantasy read that steps out of the box and makes a name for itself.” – Fairest Skye Books “Cute lesbian couple where one of them plays the violin and is a glam-goth rock star? And the other one is the chosen one for the fair fae to save the world?? Sign me TF up!” – PaperEyed Girl THE CIRCUIT FAE 1. Moribund 1.5. Derailed 2. Ouroboros 2.5. Dethroned 3. Inimical 4. Nemesis 5. Eidolon (Fall 2020) – the series finale!
|Author||: Sarah Cook,Sara Diamond|
|Editor||: Riverside Architectural Press|
Euphoria and Dystopia: The Banff New Media Institute Dialogues is a compendium of some of the most important thinking about art and technology to have taken place in the last few decades at the international level. Based on the research of the Banff New Media Institute (BNMI) from 1995 to 2005, the book celebrates the belief that the creative sector, artists and cultural industries, in collaboration with scientists, social scientists and humanists, have a critical role to play in developing technologies that work for human betterment and allow for a more participatory culture. The book is organized by key themes that have underscored the dialogues of the BNMI and within each are carefully edited transcriptions drawn from thousands of hours of audio material documenting BNMI events such as the annual Interactive Screen and the numerous summits and workshops. Each chapter is introduced by an essay from the book editors that discusses the roles of research and artistic co-production at Banff from 1990 to 2005 and a commissioned essay from a leading new media theorist. Includes the catalogue for ‘The Art Formerly Known As New Media’ exhibition, Walter Phillips Gallery, 2005. Edited by Sarah Cook and Sara Diamond. Foreword by Kellogg Booth and Sidney Fels. Essays by Sandra Buckley; Steve Dietz; Jean Gagnon; N. Katherine Hayles; Eric Kluitenberg; Jeff Leiper, Allucquere Rosanne Stone. Afterword by Susan Kennard.