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Benjamin Fraser

Cultures of Representation is the first book to explore the cinematic portrayal of disability in films from across the globe. Contributors explore classic and recent works from Belgium, France, Germany, India, Italy, Iran, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Netherlands, Russia, Senegal, and Spain, along with a pair of globally resonant Anglophone films. Anchored by David T. Mitchell and Sharon L. Snyder's coauthored essay on global disability-film festivals, the volume's content spans from 1950 to today, addressing socially disabling forces rendered visible in the representation of physical, developmental, cognitive, and psychiatric disabilities. Essays emphasize well-known global figures, directors, and industries – from Temple Grandin to Pedro Almodóvar, from Akira Kurosawa to Bollywood – while also shining a light on films from less frequently studied cultural locations such as those portrayed in the Iranian and Korean New Waves. Whether covering postwar Italy, postcolonial Senegal, or twenty-first century Russia, the essays in this volume will appeal to scholars, undergraduates, and general readers alike.

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Benjamin Fraser

Disability Studies and Spanish Culture is the first book to apply the tenets of Disability Studies to the Spanish context. In particular, this work is an important corrective to existing cultural studies of disability in Spain that tend to largely ignore intellectual disabilities. Taking on the representation of Down syndrome, autism, alexia/agnosia as well as childhood disability, its chapters combine close readings of a number of Spanish cultural products (films, novels, the comic/graphic novel and the public exhibition) with a broader socio-cultural take on the state of disability in Spain. Fraser is just as comfortable with the work of disability theorists who advocate a social model of disability (such as Lennard J. Davis, Licia Carlson, Eva Feder Kittay, David T. Mitchell, Sharon L. Snyder and more) as he is with the analysis of film and literature in the Spanish context. While researchers and students of cinema will be particularly interested in the book's detailed analyses of the formal aspects of the films, comics, and novels discussed, readers from backgrounds in history, political science and sociology will all be able to appreciate discussions of contemporary legislation, advocacy groups, cultural perceptions, models of social integration and more. The book is directed, also, toward those readers more familiar with the growing field of Disability Studies itself--making the argument that the specific case of Spanish culture and society speaks to shifts in the social attitudes and theoretical understandings of disability more broadly considered.

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Nam H Nguyen

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Sheri Spaine Long,Maria Carreira,Sylvia Madrigal Velasco,Kristin Swanson

ALIANZAS is a one-semester intermediate Spanish program that emphasizes real-world language and authentic culture through compelling content that motivates students to hone their communication skills. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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Katharine Graham

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Javier Martínez

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Albert C Goldberg

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Soledad BALLESTEROS JIMÉNEZ

La ciencia conductual, la ciencia cognitiva y la neurociencia están realizando grandes progresos en la comprensión de los cambios cognitivos que se producen durante el proceso de envejecimiento. Especialistas de distintos campos, tales como la psicología conductual y cognitiva y las neurociencias, que están investigando en un número de áreas diferentes, fueron invitados a participar en este volumen. Estas áreas incluyen el estudio de los mecanismos básicos que explican el declive cognitivo asociado a la edad, los procesos mentales (percepción, atención, memoria, razonamiento y lenguaje), los cambios neurológicos que ocurren a nivel molecular y celular que influyen en el funcionamiento mental durante el ciclo vital, los cambios cerebrales y conductuales asociados a la edad que se producen en las enfermedades neurodegenerativas, tales como la enfermedad de Alzheimer, métodos experimentales y clínicos e intervenciones sociales.

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Wayne R. Dynes

First published in 1990, The Encyclopedia of Homosexuality brings together a collection of outstanding articles that were, at the time of this book’s original publication, classic, pioneering, and recent. Together, the two volumes provide scholarship on male and female homosexuality and bisexuality, and, reaching beyond questions of physical sexuality, they examine the effects of homophilia and homophobia on literature, art, religion, science, law, philosophy, society, and history. Many of the writings were considered to be controversial, and often contradictory, at that time, and refer to issues and difficulties that still exist today. This volume contains entries from A-L.

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Vox

The most complete dictionary for Spanish-speaking students ages 10–16, now completely updated with entries related to technology, the Internet, the Euro, and more VOX Diccionario Escolar de la Lengua Español now boasts twice as many pages as the previous edition and has up-to-date entries related to technology, the Internet, the Euro, and more. This must-have resource for students includes: More than 19,000 entries and 38,000 definitions 32 pages of illustrated entries tied to school subjects including technology, math, sciences, art, and more 2,000 key Spanish grammar points and verb conjugations Although a monolingual dictionary, VOX Diccionario Escolar de la Lengua Español is also an excellent reference for beginning and intermediate students of Spanish.

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Cea Sunrise Person

NATIONAL BESTSELLER From the author of the bestselling memoir North of Normal comes the harrowing story of a past that won’t let go, and one woman’s attempt to put her life back together after everything falls apart In her bestselling memoir North of Normal, Cea wrote with grace about her unconventional childhood—her early years living in a tipi in Alberta with her pot-smoking, free-loving counterculture family. But her struggles do not end when she leaves her family at the age of thirteen to become a model. Honest and daring, Nearly Normal reveals the many ways that Cea’s unconventional childhood continues to reverberate through the years. At the age of thirty-seven, Cea has built a life that looks like the normal one she craved as a child—husband, young son, beautiful house, enviable career. But her carefully art-directed world is about to crumble around her. As she confronts the death of her still-young mother, the disintegration of her second marriage and the demise of her business, all within a few months, she finally faces the need to look at her past to make sense of her present. The Globe and Mail says “Person’s best gifts as a writer are her memory, her knack for knowing when to dig down into the finer details of a scene, and when to pull back.” Nearly Normal chronicles the many stories Cea left untold but that needed telling. Settled into a new and much happier life after the release of her first book, she is nonetheless compelled to continue searching for answers about her enigmatic family. She discovers the value in the lessons they taught her, and the power of taking responsibility for her own choices.

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Lisa Thompson

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Neil Strauss

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Tamara Adlin,John Pruitt

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Ruth Downie

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Dorothy Richmond

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Jessica Hart

¿Mujer normal... o princesa? Caro Cartwright pensaba que, cuando se trataba de la vida (y de los hombres), lo normal era bueno. Hasta que su mejor amiga, la princesa Lotty, le pidió que se hiciera pasar por la última conquista del príncipe Philippe de Montluce. El príncipe Philippe pensaba que fracasarían porque no podría fingir estar enamorado de una mujer tan poco glamurosa como Caro... hasta que ella empezó a ganarse su corazón. Un príncipe en la oficina Cansada de las cenas políticas y de comportarse siempre correctamente, Lotty estaba decidida a tener una vida normal. Pero no estaba preparada para su nuevo jefe, el sexy Corran McKenna. Tener una aventura con el único hombre que había visto cómo era realmente le parecía irresistible pero ¿qué pasaría cuando su verdadera identidad saliera a la luz?

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M. Farouk Radwan

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Norma Stevens,Steven M. L. Aronson

An intimate biography of Richard Avedon, the legendary fashion and portrait photographer who “helped define America’s image of style, beauty and culture” (The New York Times), by his longtime collaborator and business partner Norma Stevens and award-winning author Steven M. L. Aronson. Richard Avedon was arguably the world’s most famous photographer—as artistically influential as he was commercially successful. Over six richly productive decades, he created landmark advertising campaigns, iconic fashion photographs (as the star photographer for Harper’s Bazaar and then Vogue), groundbreaking books, and unforgettable portraits of everyone who was anyone. He also went on the road to find and photograph remarkable uncelebrated faces, with an eye toward constructing a grand composite picture of America. Avedon dazzled even his most dazzling subjects. He possessed a mystique so unique it was itself a kind of genius—everyone fell under his spell. But the Richard Avedon the world saw was perhaps his greatest creation: he relentlessly curated his reputation and controlled his image, managing to remain, for all his exposure, among the most private of celebrities. No one knew him better than did Norma Stevens, who for thirty years was his business partner and closest confidant. In Avedon: Something Personal—equal parts memoir, biography, and oral history, including an intimate portrait of the legendary Avedon studio—Stevens and co-author Steven M. L. Aronson masterfully trace Avedon’s life from his birth to his death, in 2004, at the age of eighty-one, while at work in Texas for The New Yorker (whose first-ever staff photographer he had become in 1992). The book contains startlingly candid reminiscences by Mike Nichols, Calvin Klein, Claude Picasso, Renata Adler, Brooke Shields, David Remnick, Naomi Campbell, Twyla Tharp, Jerry Hall, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Bruce Weber, Cindy Crawford, Donatella Versace, Jann Wenner, and Isabella Rossellini, among dozens of others. Avedon: Something Personal is the confiding, compelling full story of a man who for half a century was an enormous influence on both high and popular culture, on both fashion and art—to this day he remains the only artist to have had not one but two retrospectives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art during his lifetime. Not unlike Richard Avedon’s own defining portraits, the book delivers the person beneath the surface, with all his contradictions and complexities, and in all his touching humanity.

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Beth Reekles

SOON TO BE A MOVIE ON NETFLIX STARRING MOLLY RINGWALD AND JOEY KING! A cool, sexy romance novel written by seventeen-year-old British sensation Beth Reekles. Meet Rochelle “Elle” Evans: pretty, popular—and never been kissed. Meet Noah Flynn: badass, volatile—and a total player. When Elle decides to run a kissing booth at her school's Spring Carnival, she locks lips with Noah and her life is turned upside down. Her head says to keep away, but her heart wants to draw closer. This romance seems far from a fairy tale. Is Elle headed for heartbreak or will she get her happily ever after?

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M.E. Thomas

Confessions of a Sociopath is both the memoir of a high-functioning, law-abiding (well, mostly) sociopath and a roadmap -- right from the source -- for dealing with the sociopath in your life. As M.E. Thomas says of her fellow sociopaths, “We are your neighbors, your coworkers, and quite possibly the people closest to you: lovers, family, friends. Our risk-seeking behavior and general fearlessness are thrilling, our glibness and charm alluring. Our often quick wit and outside-the-box thinking make us appear intelligent—even brilliant. We climb the corporate ladder faster than the rest, and appear to have limitless self-confidence. Who are we? We are highly successful, noncriminal sociopaths and we comprise 4 percent of the American population.” Confessions of a Sociopath—part confessional memoir, part primer for the curious—takes readers on a journey into the mind of a sociopath, revealing what makes them tick while debunking myths about sociopathy and offering a road map for dealing with the sociopaths in your life. M. E. Thomas draws from her own experiences as a diagnosed sociopath, her popular Sociopathworld blog, and scientific literature to unveil for the very first time these men and women who are “hiding in plain sight.”

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María José García Ripoll

Este segundo libro de relatos responde a dos motivaciones principales: la primera es mi intemperante afición a juntar palabras para intentar lograr un conjunto más o menos armonioso o ameno. La segunda, aunque con revelarla peque de inmodestia, se debe a que algunas de mis lectoras y lectores me dijeron tras leer el primero que se habían quedado con ganas de más. Y es que mi primera incursión literaria publicada resultó bastante escueta, todo hay que decirlo. Para ellos y ellas van estos heterogéneos relatos, este conglomerado o batiburrillo que ha ido surgiendo al azar de algunos recuerdos, de algunos concursos de relatos breves o simplemente son fruto de mi humilde imaginación, y alguno de ellos de la más fantasiosa de mi compañero, que me ha cedido graciosamente algunas de sus ideas. En la pantalla van alineándose cual hacendosas hormigas los negros signos que forman una palabra tras otra, como un pequeño milagro profano (nunca mejor dicho, profana y diletante como escritora y profana como atea y descreída). Que los disfrutéis casi tanto como yo escribiéndolos.

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MARCOS LOPEZ-ALINA RUIZ

Memorias que narran el verdadero sentir existencial de las personas que vive haciendo lo que no quieren, las cartas que nunca se enviaron, las oraciones que nadie escucha, pero que sabemos que existen, las confesiones incomodas que muchos ya sabían, la parte de la historia que nadie oye, las experiencias que nadie puede olvidar, las interpretaciones que no se dicen y algunas auto observaciones que viven en el silencio. Todo desde el extraordinario corazón o desde la locura de Prójimo.

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Robert Fritz

The Path of Least Resistance: Learning to Become the Creative Force in Your Own Life, Revised and Expanded discusses how humans can find inspiration in their own lives to drive creative process. This book discusses that by understanding the concept of structure, we can reorder the structural make-up of our lives; this idea helps clear the way to the path of least resistance that will lead to the manifestation of our most deeply held desires. This text will be of great use to individuals who seek to use their own lives as the driving force of their creative process.

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Félix A. Montelara

Potenial Millonario, es un libro dedicado a educar al lector a travs de unas reglas bsicas relacionada a la administracin y manejo del dinero. El autor, Flix A. Montelara expone a travs de sus Reglas de Oro el conocimiento que lo llevara a estar libre de deudas. Y una vez libre de deudas comenzara el camino hacia la libertad financiera. La informacin contenida en este libro le proporcionar la habilidad de controlar sus finanzas personales, cambiando para siempre su futuro.

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Ronald S. Burt

There is a moral to this book, a bit of Confucian wisdom often ignored in social network analysis: "Worry not that no one knows you, seek to be worth knowing." This advice is contrary to the usual social network emphasis on securing relations with well-connected people. Neighbor Networks examines the cases of analysts, bankers, and managers, and finds that rewards, in fact, do go to people with well-connected colleagues. Look around your organization. The individuals doing well tend to be affiliated with well-connected colleagues. However, the advantage obvious to the naked eye is misleading. It disappears when an individual's own characteristics are held constant. Well-connected people do not have to affiliate with people who have nothing to offer. This book shows that affiliation with well-connected people adds stability but no advantage to a person's own connections. Advantage is concentrated in people who are themselves well connected. This book is a trail of argument and evidence that leads to the conclusion that individuals make a lot of their own network advantage. The social psychology of networks moves to center stage and personal responsibility emerges as a key theme. In the end, the social is affirmed, but with an emphasis on individual agency and the social psychology of networks. The research gives new emphasis to Coleman's initial image of social capital as a forcing function for human capital. This book is for academics and researchers of organizational and network studies interested in a new angle on familiar data, and as a supplemental reading in graduate courses on social networks, stratification, or organizations. A variety of research settings are studied, and diverse theoretical perspectives are taken. The book's argument and evidence are supported by ample appendices for readers interested in background details.

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