Stranger in a Strange Land

Stranger in a Strange Land
Author: Robert A. Heinlein
Pages: 448
ISBN: 1101208961
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Release: 1987-05-15
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

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Robert Heinlein's Hugo Award-winning all-time masterpiece, the brilliant novel that grew from a cult favorite to a bestseller to a science fiction classic. Raised by Martians on Mars, Valentine Michael Smith is a human who has never seen another member of his species. Sent to Earth, he is a stranger who must learn what it is to be a man. But his own beliefs and his powers far exceed the limits of humankind, and as he teaches them about grokking and water-sharing, he also inspires a transformation that will alter Earth’s inhabitants forever...

Stranger in a Strange Land

Stranger in a Strange Land
Author: Robert A. Heinlein
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9781444710236
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Release: 2014-06-05
Editor: Hachette UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The original uncut edition of STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND by Hugo Award winner Robert A Heinlein - one of the most beloved, celebrated science-fiction novels of all time. Epic, ambitious and entertaining, STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND caused controversy and uproar when it was first published and is still topical and challenging today. Twenty-five years ago, the first manned mission to Mars was lost, and all hands presumed dead. But someone survived... Born on the doomed spaceship and raised by the Martians who saved his life, Valentine Michael Smith has never seen a human being until the day a second expedition to Mars discovers him. Upon his return to Earth, a young nurse named Jill Boardman sneaks into Smith's hospital room and shares a glass of water with him, a simple act for her but a sacred ritual on Mars. Now, connected by an incredible bond, Smith, Jill and a writer named Jubal must fight to protect a right we all take for granted: the right to love.

Stranger in a Strange Land

Stranger in a Strange Land
Author: Robert Anson Heinlein
Pages: 593
ISBN: OCLC:1224033805
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Release: 2020
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Strangers in a Strange Land

Strangers in a Strange Land
Author: Paul Manning
Pages: 345
ISBN: 9781618119476
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Release: 2019-08-28
Editor: Academic Studies PRess
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Manning examines the formation of nineteenth-century intelligentsia print publics in the former Soviet republic of Georgia both anthropologically and historically. At once somehow part of “Europe,” at least aspirationally, and yet rarely recognized by others as such, Georgia attempted to forge European style publics as a strong claim to European identity. These attempts also produced a crisis of self-defi nition, as European Georgia sent newspaper correspondents into newly reconquered Oriental Georgia, only to discover that the people of these lands were strangers. In this encounter, the community of “strangers” of European Georgian publics proved unable to assimilate the people of the “strange land” of Oriental Georgia. This crisis produced both notions of Georgian public life and European identity which this book explores.

Stranger in a Strange Land

Stranger in a Strange Land
Author: Robert Anson Heinlein
Pages: 655
ISBN: 034093834X
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Release: 2007-06-01
Editor: Hodder Paperbacks
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Epic, ambitious and entertaining, STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND caused controversy and uproar when it was first published. Still topical and challenging today, the story of Valentine Michael Smith, the first man from Mars to visit Earth, is in the great tradition of stories that endure through the power of the author's imagination that stretches from Gulliver's Travels to 1984.

Strangers in a Strange Land

Strangers in a Strange Land
Author: Charles J. Chaput
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781627796750
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Release: 2017-02-21
Editor: Henry Holt and Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A vivid critique of American life today and a guide to how Christians—and particularly Catholics--can live their faith vigorously, and even with hope, in a post-Christian public square. From Charles J. Chaput, author of Living the Catholic Faith and Render unto Caesar comes Strangers in a Strange Land, a fresh, urgent, and ultimately hopeful treatise on the state of Catholicism and Christianity in the United States. America today is different in kind, not just in degree, from the past. And this new reality is unlikely to be reversed. The reasons include, but aren't limited to, economic changes that widen the gulf between rich and poor; problems in the content and execution of the education system; the decline of traditional religious belief among young people; the shift from organized religion among adults to unbelief or individualized spiritualities; changes in legal theory and erosion in respect for civil and natural law; significant demographic shifts; profound new patterns in sexual behavior and identity; the growth of federal power and its disregard for religious rights; the growing isolation and elitism of the leadership classes; and the decline of a sustaining sense of family and community.

Strangers in a Strange Land

Strangers in a Strange Land
Author: Douglas S. Massey
Pages: 370
ISBN: 039392727X
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Release: 2005
Editor: W. W. Norton
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Massey argues that humans are genetically programmed to be physiologically, and socially adapted to life in small groups and to live in an organic natural environment. Despite this, most of us live in huge dense cities in a mostly artificial environment.

Strangers in a strange land

Strangers in a strange land
Author: Hans-Heiri Stapfer,Gino Künzle
Pages: 80
ISBN: OCLC:1145707960
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Release: 1988
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Land of Green Plums

The Land of Green Plums
Author: Herta Müller
Pages: 242
ISBN: 0810115972
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Release: 1998
Editor: Northwestern University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In Romania at the height of Ceausescu's reign, a group of young people move to the city in search of better prospects, but they must face betrayal and suicide, and the choice to bend to the oppressors or resist and die.

Strangers in Their Own Land

Strangers in Their Own Land
Author: Arlie Russell Hochschild
Pages: 395
ISBN: 9781620973981
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Release: 2018-02-20
Editor: The New Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The National Book Award Finalist and New York Times bestseller that became a guide and balm for a country struggling to understand the election of Donald Trump "A generous but disconcerting look at the Tea Party. . . . This is a smart, respectful and compelling book." —Jason DeParle, The New York Times Book Review When Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election, a bewildered nation turned to Strangers in Their Own Land to understand what Trump voters were thinking when they cast their ballots. Arlie Hochschild, one of the most influential sociologists of her generation, had spent the preceding five years immersed in the community around Lake Charles, Louisiana, a Tea Party stronghold. As Jedediah Purdy put it in the New Republic, "Hochschild is fascinated by how people make sense of their lives. . . . [Her] attentive, detailed portraits . . . reveal a gulf between Hochchild's 'strangers in their own land' and a new elite." Already a favorite common read book in communities and on campuses across the country and called "humble and important" by David Brooks and "masterly" by Atul Gawande, Hochschild's book has been lauded by Noam Chomsky, New Orleans mayor Mitch Landrieu, and countless others. The paperback edition features a new afterword by the author reflecting on the election of Donald Trump and the other events that have unfolded both in Louisiana and around the country since the hardcover edition was published, and also includes a readers' group guide at the back of the book.

Strangers in a Stranger Land

Strangers in a Stranger Land
Author: John B. Simon
Pages: 488
ISBN: 9780761871507
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Release: 2019-08-27
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The history of Finland’s Jews, from their origin as conscripts in the Russian army to their survival as cobelligerents with Nazi troops in WWII, is unique. This novel tells their unusual story and that of their adopted country through the experiences of three generations of one family.

Strangers in a Not so strange Land

Strangers in a Not so strange Land
Author: Arthur Wesley Helweg
Pages: 163
ISBN: UOM:39015060859884
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Release: 2004
Editor: Wadsworth Publishing Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This text is a case study of the Asian Indians in the United States. Almost unheard of three decades ago and almost nonexistent in the United States in the 1970s, this community is, on the average, the highest educated and claims the highest average family income of any ethnic community in North America. They are part of and representative of the new kind of immigrant coming to America. This text delves into the subject of immigration by focusing on how the immigration of highly educated and professionally trained migrants, which began in the late 1960s/early 1970s, differs from and challenges the traditional concepts of migration studies. The case study takes a transnational perspective and discusses the role of globalization and the current world system to form a more comprehensive study than those studies that have dominated migration studies and anthropology to date.

Turas

Turas
Author: Colin Neill
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781848766334
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Release: 2011-02-16
Editor: Troubador Publishing Ltd
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Set in 2020, the first year of a united Ireland, Turas tells the story of seven friends, connected through a church cell group, and their spiritual journey through this significant time. One man struggles to come to terms with a skeleton in his past; another wrestles with the reality of an unhappy marriage and a dead-end job; one asks out a new girlfriend – and in doing so bites off more than he bargained for. Alongside these events the men are all living out their everyday lives dealing with their own unique challenges and disappointments. As the men meet together to study the Bible, in particular the story of Jeremiah and the exile to Babylon, they find the timeless book speaking to them in their current situation in a way they did not realise before was possible. At a range of key milestones in the year, the protagonists explore the meanings of these markers in their year, interpreting them in their own way. Focused on Ireland’s past, present and future, Turas will appeal to Irish residents and fans of Irish fiction. It will also reach those interested or involved in Christianity and Evangelicalism.

Strangers at Home

Strangers at Home
Author: Carolyn D. Smith
Pages: 230
ISBN: UOM:39015047098226
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Release: 1996
Editor: Aletheia Publications Incorporated
Language: en

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Immigrant Women

Immigrant Women
Author: Rita James Simon
Pages: 198
ISBN: 1412825911
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Release: 2021
Editor: Transaction Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The obstacles to assimilation and treatment of immigrant women are major issues confronting the leading immigrant-receiving nations today-the United States, Canada, and Australia. This volume provides a range of perspectives on the concerns, the sources of problems, how issues might be addressed, and the future of immigrant women. It is based upon a two-part issue of the journal Gender Issues, and contains a new introduction by the editor. The first section focuses on labor force experiences of women who have immigrated to the United States and Australia from Mexico and Latin America, Eastern Europe, Korea, the Philippines, India and other parts of Asia. Nancy Foner assesses the complex and contradictory ways that migration changes women's status. Cynthia Crawford focuses on Mexican and Salvadoran women who have recently moved into janitorial work in Los Angeles. M.D.R. Evans and Tatjiana Lucik analyze labor force participation of immigrants in Australia and family strategies of women migrants from the former Yugoslavia against the experiences of woman migrants from the Mediterranean world and other parts of the Slavic world. Economist Harriet Duleep reviews what is known as the family investment model. Monica Boyd tackles the controversial issue of the leading immigrant-receiving nations' unwillingness to declare gender an explicit ground for persecution and thus for gaining -refugee status. The second section deals with social class and English language acquisition, the obstacles women have had to overcome in gaining refugee status in the United States and Canada, and a comparison of movement patterns between different commentaries in Mexico and the United States on the part of Mexican male and female immigrants. Contributors include Suzanne M. Sinke, Katharine Donato, and Nina Toren. Immigrant Women will be valuable to researchers in women's studies, population demographics, as well as those teaching courses in sociology, history, and immigration. Rita James Simon is university professor in the School of Public Affairs at the Washington College of Law at American University. She is editor of Gender Issues and author of The American Jury, The Insanity Defense: A Critical Assessment of Law and Policy in the Post-Hinckley Era (with David Aaronson), Adoption, Race, and Identity (with Howard Altstein), In the Golden Land: A Century of Russian and Soviet Jewish Immigration, Social Science Data and Supreme Court Decisions (with -Rosemary Erickson), and Abortion: Statutes, Policies, and Public Attitudes the World Over.

Strangers in the Land

Strangers in the Land
Author: John Higham
Pages: 447
ISBN: 0813531233
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Release: 2002
Editor: Rutgers University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"This book attempts a general history of the anti-foreign spirit that I have defined as nativism. It tries to show how American nativism evolved its own distinctive patterns, how it has ebbed and flowed under the pressure of successive impulses in American history, how it has fared at every social level and in every section where it left a mark, and how it has passed into action. Fundamentally, this remains a study of public opinion, but I have sought to follow the movement of opinion wherever it led, relating it to political pressures, social organization, economic changes, and intellectual interests."--from the Preface, taken from back cover.

Strangers in a Strange Land

Strangers in a Strange Land
Author: Victor Emanuel Reichert
Pages: 8
ISBN: OCLC:959357481
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Release: 1939
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Knowledge Class and Economics

Knowledge  Class  and Economics
Author: Theodore A. Burczak,Robert F. Garnett Jr.,Richard McIntyre
Pages: 514
ISBN: 9781351798075
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Release: 2017-10-16
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Knowledge, Class, and Economics: Marxism without Guarantees surveys the "Amherst School" of non-determinist Marxist political economy, 40 years on: its core concepts, intellectual origins, diverse pathways, and enduring tensions. The volume’s 30 original essays reflect the range of perspectives and projects that comprise the Amherst School—the interdisciplinary community of scholars that has enriched and extended, while never ceasing to interrogate and recast, the anti-economistic Marxism first formulated in the mid-1970s by Stephen Resnick, Richard Wolff, and their economics Ph.D. students at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. The title captures the defining ideas of the Amherst School: an open-system framework that presupposes the complexity and contingency of social-historical events and the parallel "overdetermination" of the relationship between subjects and objects of inquiry, along with a novel conception of class as a process of performing, appropriating, and distributing surplus labor. In a collection of 30 original essays, chapters confront readers with the core concepts of overdetermination and class in the context of economic theory, postcolonial theory, cultural studies, continental philosophy, economic geography, economic anthropology, psychoanalysis, and literary theory/studies. Though Resnick and Wolff’s writings serve as a focal point for this collection, their works are ultimately decentered—contested, historicized, reformulated. The topics explored will be of interest to proponents and critics of the post-structuralist/postmodern turn in Marxian theory and to students of economics as social theory across the disciplines (economics, geography, postcolonial studies, cultural studies, anthropology, sociology, political theory, philosophy, and literary studies, among others).

Signposts in a Strange Land

Signposts in a Strange Land
Author: Walker Percy
Pages: 428
ISBN: 9781453216378
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Release: 2011-03-29
Editor: Open Road Media
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Writings on the South, Catholicism, and more from the National Book Award winner: “His nonfiction is always entertaining and enlightening” (Library Journal). Published just after Walker Percy’s death, Signposts in a Strange Land takes readers through the philosophical, religious, and literary ideas of one of the South’s most profound and unique thinkers. Each essay is laced with wit and insight into the human condition. From race relations and the mysteries of existence, to Catholicism and the joys of drinking bourbon, this collection offers a window into the underpinnings of Percy’s celebrated novels and brings to light the stirring thoughts and voice of a giant of twentieth century literature.

Strangers in a Strange Land

Strangers in a Strange Land
Author: Paul Manning
Pages: 345
ISBN: 1618118315
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Release: 2018-05-30
Editor: Cultural Revolutions: Russia i
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Manning examines the formation of nineteenth-century intelligentsia print publics in the former Soviet republic of Georgia both anthropologically and historically. At once somehow part of "Europe," at least aspirationally, and yet rarely recognized by others as such, Georgia attempted to forge European style publics as a strong claim to European identity. These attempts also produced a crisis of self-defi nition, as European Georgia sent newspaper correspondents into newly reconquered Oriental Georgia, only to discover that the people of these lands were strangers. In this encounter, the community of "strangers" of European Georgian publics proved unable to assimilate the people of the "strange land" of Oriental Georgia. This crisis produced both notions of Georgian public life and European identity which this book explores.