Cola Cowboys

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Cola Cowboys

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This vivid account tells the story of the truckers who were driving from the UK to the Middle East in the early 1980s. The journey was rough, tough, exhausting, dirty, uncomfortable and dangerous. Journalist Franklyn Wood reports that 'in the course of the one trip we are following, seven Britons died in accidents.' Among the physical hazards were icy mountain hairpins, unmade roads and desert sandstorms. Human hazards included Kamikaze coach drivers, robbers, mind-numbingly slow border controls, rogue police and the temptations of the drivers' favourite watering holes. The route led from Europe, through Turkey, Iraq (during its war with Iran) and on to the wealth and culture shock of Saudi Arabia. The cargoes were often worth a million pounds. Delivering them and returning home for the next load - this was the Olympics of truck driving. "Cola Cowboys" was originally published in 1982 when it proved extremely popular. It has been out of print for many years and has been reprinted by popular demand.

Vodka-Cola Cowboy, The: Trucking Russia 1990 - 1995

Vodka-Cola Cowboy, The: Trucking Russia 1990 - 1995 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mick Twemlow
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The Vodka-Cola Cowboy describes life trucking in what is possibly the harshest environment, in the world - Russia. Between 1990 and 1995 British owner driver Mick Twemlow worked to transport goods to, from and within Russia and the wider Soviet Union. Living in Moscow with his future wife, Elena and their daughter, Margarita, who was born there, in 1992, Mick learned the language and fully immersed himself in Russian society, giving him an insider's view of this time of massive upheaval in the Soviet Union. The book vividly illustrates the conditions that British truck drivers encountered, such as the atrocious winter weather in a wild and unforgiving landscape, police harassment and the dangers that came with the dissolution of the USSR. Mick was the only British truck driver, in Moscow, throughout the whole of the anti-Gorbachev coup, of 1991 and so the book offers a unique perspective, of that historical event. The incidents described in the book range from the humorous, to the serious, to the potentially life threatening. This book will primarily be of interest to truck drivers, and those with an interest in road transport and the haulage industry, in general.Russia is still an unknown quantity, all around the globe, with regards to people's understanding of it and its people and so The Vodka-Cola Cowboy will also be of interest to anyone who has a fascination with the country, particularly during this tumultuous time in the region's socio-political history.

The NASCAR Way

The NASCAR Way Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Robert G. Hagstrom
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471437077
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From the bestselling author of The Warren Buffett Way, a revealinginside look at the booming business-and investment opportunities-ofNASCAR "Hagstrom's insights and observations bring a refreshing 'outside'business perspective to our industry." --From the Foreword by William C. France, President, NASCAR "From its origins in Daytona in the '50s to today's live networkbroadcasts for millions of devoted fans, Robert Hagstrom offers anin-depth look at the fastest-growing sport in the country. TheNASCAR Way explains how and why dozens of Fortune 500 companieshave been lining up to jump on board." --Michael T. Hargrave, Senior Motorsports Manager, Anheuser-Busch,Inc. "It is great to be associated with NASCAR, the France family, andfor me to get paid for what I love-to race! In The NASCAR Way, yousee a prime-time sport." --Dale Earnhardt, 7-time NASCAR Winston Cup champion "An accurate and entertaining perspective to the unbridledcapitalism that has built NASCAR into the #2 sport in America afterfootball." --Bill Nielsen, Director, Promotion Development and Licensing,Kellogg USA, Inc. "Hagstrom understands how our business works both on and off thetrack. His perception of our sport will have you racing through thepages on the edge of your seat. The book is definitely awinner!" --Dale Jarrett, Winston Cup driver

50 Years at Yuma

50 Years at Yuma Pdf/ePub eBook Author: J. L. Wymer
Editor: Dorrance Publishing
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50 Years at Yuma By: J. L. Wymer J. L. Wymer provides a personal look at the U.S. Army and its test operations from the 1950s to the 21st century in an isolated location in the Arizona desert. 50 Years at Yuma: A History of Military Testing and Civilian Bureaucracy chronicles the actual development and testing of military material from the very crude methods of the 1950s to today’s technology. The various stories give the flavor of how the workforce of earlier eras worked and lived in a situation ungoverned by today’s rules of society. The stories include a close look at the way life was conducted in what was, essentially, a Wild West setting. This book brings a personal look at the development of the civilian bureaucracy in the Department of Defense.

A Texas Crossroads Bar & Grill

A Texas Crossroads Bar & Grill Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Trish Butte Varner
Editor: First Edition Design Pub.
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I own a small town bar and grill in the heart of Nowhere, Texas. My name is Mac McIntyre. My bar and I play host to the numerous characters passing through. First there's Hank, a well-known country and western star, who employs Jerry, a highly skilled and just as highly paid chauffeur. I've always wondered why a chauffeur would study Zen philosophy and every form of martial arts, but then again, I guess it's none of my business. Then there's Hank's sister, Sam, who just moved in, much to the disdain of Noreen, the resident air-head with a knack for sleeping around and hating girls prettier than her. Of course, I have no complaints against Sam, I owed Hank one. Besides, it's been a while and I needed a new waitress anyway, not that I'm trying anything. And Juan, the young boy living just over the border, can't be here every day to help. His English isn't even that great. Then there are the rest of the residents of my bar here at the crossroads, all just trying to enjoy a drink without having to kill each other, or maybe just Noreen, first. I've already been to Vietnam. I don't want to fight in any other wars. Author Bio: I was born in West Palm Beach in the same hospital six years after Burt Reynolds. Raised in Miami until I was 18, I then relocated to Cape Canaveral in '61-62. I studied engineering, but became an entertainer during the folk music craze. I don't know how, but the Original Seven astronauts sort of adopted me and before I knew it, I was an entertainer for the next 25 years. No matter where I was singing, my boss would receive a call from one of the astronauts to let me off long enough to be booked into the Cocoa Beach Ramada Inn lounge, where I appeared for every flight from Mercury through the last Apollo mission. I've lived in Los Angeles for almost 20 years, while on the road most of that time, and played in clubs from San Diego to Prince Albert, Sask. Canada (in the dead of winter, I might add.) I've been married 27 years and now reside in my husband's hometown of Jackson, Ms. keywords: Ghost Town, Saloon, Old West Opera House, Harley Davidson, Mystery, Love Story Texas, Dallas, Country Entertainer, Country Music

Ideal Illusions

Ideal Illusions Pdf/ePub eBook Author: James Peck
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From a noted historian and foreign-policy analyst, a groundbreaking critique of the troubling symbiosis between Washington and the human rights movement The United States has long been hailed as a powerful force for global human rights. Now, drawing on thousands of documents from the CIA, the National Security Council, the Pentagon, and development agencies, James Peck shows in blunt detail how Washington has shaped human rights into a potent ideological weapon for purposes having little to do with rights—and everything to do with furthering America's global reach. Using the words of Washington's leaders when they are speaking among themselves, Peck tracks the rise of human rights from its dismissal in the cold war years as "fuzzy minded" to its calculated adoption, after the Vietnam War, as a rationale for American foreign engagement. He considers such milestones as the fight for Soviet dissidents, Tiananmen Square, and today's war on terror, exposing in the process how the human rights movement has too often failed to challenge Washington's strategies. A gripping and elegant work of analysis, Ideal Illusions argues that the movement must break free from Washington if it is to develop a truly uncompromising critique of power in all its forms.

Not "A Nation of Immigrants"

Not Author: Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
Editor: Beacon Press
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Debunks the pervasive and self-congratulatory myth that our country is proudly founded by and for immigrants, and urges readers to embrace a more complex and honest history of the United States Whether in political debates or discussions about immigration around the kitchen table, many Americans, regardless of party affiliation, will say proudly that we are a nation of immigrants. In this bold new book, historian Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz asserts this ideology is harmful and dishonest because it serves to mask and diminish the US’s history of settler colonialism, genocide, white supremacy, slavery, and structural inequality, all of which we still grapple with today. She explains that the idea that we are living in a land of opportunity—founded and built by immigrants—was a convenient response by the ruling class and its brain trust to the 1960s demands for decolonialization, justice, reparations, and social equality. Moreover, Dunbar-Ortiz charges that this feel good—but inaccurate—story promotes a benign narrative of progress, obscuring that the country was founded in violence as a settler state, and imperialist since its inception. While some of us are immigrants or descendants of immigrants, others are descendants of white settlers who arrived as colonizers to displace those who were here since time immemorial, and still others are descendants of those who were kidnapped and forced here against their will. This paradigm shifting new book from the highly acclaimed author of An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States charges that we need to stop believing and perpetuating this simplistic and a historical idea and embrace the real (and often horrific) history of the United States.

Worldwide Casebook in Marketing Management

Worldwide Casebook in Marketing Management Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Luiz Moutinho
Editor: World Scientific
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' Worldwide Casebook in Marketing Management comprises a large collection of case studies in marketing and business management. It covers a huge array of decision-making areas and many different industries ranging from computers, petrol retailing and electronic gaming to drinks, fashion, airlines and mobile communication. The worldwide cases are all related to many well-known brands and corporations like British Airways, Red Bull, Nintendo, Google, Microsoft, Cacharel, etc. Contents:Introduction to Case AnalysisConsumer Behaviour:San Pellegrino (Italy)Nintendo Wii (Japan)Zara (Spain)Branding:Lenovo (China)Red Bull (Austria)SingTel (Singapore)Marketing Communication:Foster''s (Australia)Google (The US)Walkers (The UK)TAG Heuer (Switzerland)Cirque du Soleil (Canada)Retailing:Currys (The UK)Cold Storage (Singapore)Marketing Programming:Microsoft (The US)National Australia Bank (Australia)Acer (Taiwan)Kerry (Ireland)Siemens (Germany)ING (Holland)Electrolux (Sweden)Strategic and Global Marketing:British Airways (The UK)Grundfos (Denmark)Petrobras (Brazil)Accor (France) Readership: Graduate students and researchers who are interested in marketing management. Key Features:Comprises of a large collection of case studies in marketing and managementCovers many different industries, well-known brands and companiesOffers studies on new trends and innovative marketing conceptsKeywords:Marketing Management;Innovation;British Airways;Red Bull;Nintendo;Google;Microsoft;Cacharel'

Yankee No!

Yankee No! Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Alan L. MCPHERSON
Editor: Harvard University Press
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In 1958, angry Venezuelans attacked Vice President Richard Nixon in Caracas, opening a turbulent decade in Latin American-U.S. relations. In Yankee No! Alan McPherson sheds much-needed light on the controversial and pressing problem of anti-U.S. sentiment in the world. Examining the roots of anti-Americanism in Latin America, McPherson focuses on three major crises: the Cuban Revolution, the 1964 Panama riots, and U.S. intervention in the Dominican Republic. Deftly combining cultural and political analysis, he demonstrates the shifting and complex nature of anti-Americanism in each country and the love-hate ambivalence of most Latin Americans toward the United States. When rising panic over "Yankee hating" led Washington to try to contain foreign hostility, the government displayed a surprisingly coherent and consistent response, maintaining an ideological self-confidence that has outlasted a Latin American diplomacy torn between resentment and admiration of the United States. However, McPherson warns, U.S. leaders run a great risk if they continue to ignore the deeper causes of anti-Americanism. Written with dramatic flair, Yankee No! is a timely, compelling, and carefully researched contribution to international history. Table of Contents: Introduction Anti-Americanism as Historical Problem 1. The Road to Caracas Or, Richard Nixon Must Get Stoned 2. Cuba, 1959 Revolutionary Anti-Americanism and U.S. Panic 3. Panama, 1964 Conservative Anti-Americanism and U.S. Pragmatism 4. Dominican Republic, 1965 Episodic Anti-Americanism and U.S. Containment Epilogue Toward Global Anti-Americanism Abbreviations Notes Selected Sources Acknowledgments Index Reviews of this book: McPherson examines the years from 1958 to 1966, when anti-Americanism was a prominent theme in inter-American diplomacy, to deliver a helpful reminder that anti-Americanism is not a new phenomenon nor a product only of the Middle East--and that it has been confronted quite effectively in the past, at least when its sources were sought out and taken seriously. He provides several vivid case studies, starting with the attacks on Vice President Richard Nixon in Caracas and continuing on to Cuba, Panama, and the Dominican Republic. Together, these examples show the variability and ambivalence of anti-Americanism; they also emphasize the importance of U.S. policies that respond to its challenges rather than dismissing it as a cynical invention of alienated elites...This well-written and balanced book should be required reading in the White House, in Langley, and around Foggy Bottom. --Foreign Affairs Alan McPherson has not only made a valuable contribution to the literature on U.S.-Latin American relations but, more importantly, he has provided a superb analysis of anti-Americanism by identifying its variability, its ambivalence, and the U.S. resilience in confronting the challenge during the critical years framed in this book. In his sophistication and in his writing he demonstrates all the attributes of a seasoned historian. --Lester D. Langley, author of The Americas in the Modern Age McPherson expertly extends the field of U.S. foreign relations into social and cultural history. In his analysis of U.S. relations with Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Panama, he deftly avoids the trap of writing international history solely with the 'view from Washington' perspective. I unequivocally recommend it. --Stephen Rabe, author of Eisenhower and Latin America This timely, deeply researched, analytically rigorous, and handsomely written study probes the many anti-Americanisms that have bedeviled U.S. relations with Latin America. Why do they hate us?' is an urgent question today. McPherson impressively demonstrates that it has profound historical roots that can inform caring policymakers eager to prevent global violence. --Thomas G. Paterson, author of Contesting Castro McPherson opens a revealing window on the heretofore elusive phenomenon of anti-Americanism. In so doing he takes his place in the front ranks of younger scholars writing about U.S. foreign relations. --William Walker, Florida International University

Butterfly Man

Butterfly Man Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lew Levenson
Editor: Pickle Partners Publishing
ISBN: 1789129419
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Butterfly Man, first published in 1934, is one of the first openly gay novels available in the United States. The story centers on Ken Gracey, who escapes from poverty in Texas to become a dancer, ending up in Tijuana, Mexico. A chance encounter with a theatrical agent brings Ken to New York City and Broadway, where his career blossoms. Numerous gay relationships develop, but Ken is plagued by alcoholic binges and blackouts, and a downward spiral follows leading to a tragic ending.

Hating America

Hating America Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Barry Rubin,Judith Colp Rubin
Editor: Oxford University Press
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In the early twenty-first century, the world has been seized by one of the most intense periods of anti-Americanism in history. Reviled as an imperialist power, an exporter of destructive capitalism, an arrogant crusader against Islam, and a rapacious over-consumer casually destroying the planet, it seems that the United States of America has rarely been less esteemed in the eyes of the world. In such an environment, one can easily overlook the fact that people from other countries have, in fact, been hating America for centuries. Going back to the day of Thomas Jefferson and Ben Franklin, Americans have long been on the defensive. Barry Rubin and Judith Colp Rubin here draw on sources from a wide range of countries to track the entire trajectory of anti-Americanism. Most significantly, they identify how anti-Americanism evolved over time. In the 18th century, the newfound land was considered too wild and barbaric to support human society. No one, the argument went, could actually live there. Animals brought from Europe, one French commentator claimed, shrunk in size and power. Native Americans too were "small and feeble," lacking "body hair, beard and ardor for his female." The very land itself was "permeated with moist and poisonous vapors, unable to give proper nourishment except to snakes and insects." This opinion prevailed through most of the 19th century, with Keats even invoking the lack of nightingales as symptomatic of just how unlovely and unlivable a place this America was. As the young nation came together at the beginning of the twentieth century and could no longer be easily dismissed as a failure, its very success became cause for suspicion. The American model of populist democracy, the rise of mass culture, the spread of industrialization-all confirmed that America was now a viral threat that could destabilize the established order in Europe. After the paroxysm of World War II, the worst fears of anti-Americanists were realized as the United States became one of the two most powerful nations in the world. Then, with the collapse of the Soviet Union, America became the sole superpower it is today, and the object of global suspicion and scorn. With this powerful work, the Rubins trace the paradox that is America, a country that is both the most reviled and most envied land on earth. In the end, they demonstrate, anti-Americanism has often been a visceral response to the very idea-as well as both the ideals and policies--of America itself, its aggressive innovation, its self-confidence, and the challenge it poses to alternative ideologies.

Take It Back

Take It Back Pdf/ePub eBook Author: James Carville,Paul Begala
Editor: Simon and Schuster
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By being too timid and too weak, too hesitant and too confused, Democrats have allowed Republicans to run amok. Republicans today control everything: the White House, the Congress, the Supreme Court, the federal bureaucracy, the military, and the corporate special interests and their lobbyists. They operate powerful right-wing organizations, right-wing think tanks, and a conservative media that serves as an attack dog against Democrats. Republicans have used their absolute power to corrupt our democracy, degrade our military, weaken our health care system, diminish our stature in the world, damage our environment, reward the rich, hammer the poor, squeeze the middle class, bankrupt our Treasury, and indenture our children to foreign debt holders. In this important book, James Carville and Paul Begala show Democrats how they can take it back. They offer a clear-eyed critique of their party's failures and make specific, concrete recommendations on how Democrats can avoid losing elections on divisive issues such as abortion, gun control, gay rights, and moral values and start winning them on health care, political reform, energy, the environment, tax reform, and more. Carville and Begala say that liberal Democrats are right that too many establishment Democrats kowtow to corporate interests and shamefully supported George W. Bush's rush to war. And moderate Democrats are right to complain that too many Democrats are out of step with middle-class values, too removed from people of faith, too enthralled with intellectual and cultural elites. But the problem with the Democrats, Carville and Begala argue, is not ideological. It's anatomical. They lack a backbone. Take It Back is a spinal transplant for Democrats and an audacious battle plan for victory.

Hotel Scarface

Hotel Scarface Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Roben Farzad
Editor: Penguin
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The wild, true story of the Mutiny, the hotel and club that embodied the decadence of Miami’s cocaine cowboys heyday—and an inspiration for the blockbuster film, Scarface... In the seventies, coke hit Miami with the full force of a hurricane, and no place attracted dealers and dopers like Coconut Grove’s Mutiny at Sailboat Bay. Hollywood royalty, rock stars, and models flocked to the hotel’s club to order bottle after bottle of Dom and to snort lines alongside narcos, hit men, and gunrunners, all while marathon orgies burned upstairs in elaborate fantasy suites. Amid the boatloads of powder and cash reigned the new kings of Miami: three waves of Cuban immigrants vying to dominate the trafficking of one of the most lucrative commodities ever known to man. But as the kilos—and bodies—began to pile up, the Mutiny became target number one for law enforcement. Based on exclusive interviews and never-before-seen documents, Hotel Scarface is a portrait of a city high on excess and greed, an extraordinary work of investigative journalism offering an unprecedented view of the rise and fall of cocaine—and the Mutiny—in Miami.

Madison Avenue South, 1964–

Madison Avenue South, 1964– Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Wallace J. Gordon
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Put yourself in my shoes: You’re an advertising copywriter in the days when advertising was if not king, at least somewhere close by in the royal court. You’ve got thirteen years of good work with good agencies behind you and the same wife you fell in love with twelve years ago. Plus three young sons with healthy appetites. To say nothing of a mortgage to match. So what’s the problem? Three problems: (1) I was fired several months ago; (2) I’m thirty-nine; (3) and the industry calls me “over-qualified.” That’s shorthand for “too old.” At 39! Ye gods-- Ah, but all isn’t lost. Eventually, due to luck, an accident of timing, and the intercession of various saints--plus the fact that I’m pretty good at what I do--I’ve just landed a fantastic new job. With one of the biggest agencies in the business. Writing ads for Coca-Cola, the best-known brand around. With good money, nice title, promising future, the works. Wonderful, right? Right. Except that all that good news was going to give birth to headaches the size of which I could only imagine...

Cowboys and Fishermen

Cowboys and Fishermen Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Michael Hance
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
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When a young man is confronted with the death of his grandfather, he goes about preparing himself to say goodbye. Along the way, we are let in on the very special relationship shared by the boy and the old man, lessons learned by each as they struggled with growing up and growing old. Into this relationship, we are also introduced to the boys father, who found in the old man a surrogate father and role model for how a man should act. We follow this relationship from the time the old mans daughter brings here young boyfriend home, through crises of careers and health, of relating to a growing son, to dealing with the death of the only true mentor in the mans life. As a result of the complexities faced by the three men, the novel explores the often lonely world in which men compare them selves against the masculine ideal, a world where fears and doubts are considered signs of weakness, where what a man can do with his muscles is often in conflict with what he can do with his heart. As we move through the novel, we also meet several other men whose experiences serve to underline the realities of being a man: Alex is the old mans brother. The two share a stormy relationship that stems from the early influences on their lives of their illiterate father. In time however they eventually settle into an acceptance of each others differences. Ed is a friend of the old man who saw his own father die as a result of trying to save his son. Austin suffered the disapproval of his lifestyle and the brutal loss of the only man he ever loved. Stans relationship with Mike shows the surprising tenderness shared by brothers who otherwise see themselves as tough guys. The women in the lives of these men are an underlying influence of strength and guidance, providing certain qualities that the men are often incapable of showing or even realizing. The boys grandmother, mother and sister, and the woman who becomes his wife act as foils and friends, lovers and protectors, appeasers as well as provocateurs of the male ego. Providing further proof to these roles are other wives, mothers and lovers that show the soft side of men, the sides they are often loathe to reveal to their peers. Set primarily in the beautiful and rugged cottage country of Ontario, Cowboys and Fishermen demonstrates the need men have for one another and the dependancy they share for the women who have touched their lives.

Per Holknekt 1960-2014

Per Holknekt 1960-2014 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Markus Lutteman,Per Holknekt
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Han var den komplexfyllde pojken från Dalarna som blev skateboardstjärna i Kalifornien. Han var entreprenören som grundade stilbildande butiker och skapade klädmärket Svea. Han var mannen som förlorade allt. Utblottad och hemlös började Per Holknekt sin tuffa kamp mot ett mångårigt alkoholmissbruk. Han reste sig, grundade Odd Molly, blev mångmiljonär och levde livet. Tills alkoholen fick honom i sitt grepp igen. En ny kamp inleddes, och ett nytt liv. Hösten 2013 klev han ut från Odd Mollys kontor för sista gången. Per Holknekts liv är en berg- och dalbana. I hans memoarer, författade av Markus Lutteman, får vi följa med på turen.

Ist die Kindheit wirklich verschwunden?

Ist die Kindheit wirklich verschwunden? Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Susanne Brunner
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Inhaltsangabe:Einleitung: Schlagzeilen wie: Ende der Kindheit , Wenn die Kindheit verschwindet , Um die Kindheit betrogen , Kinder - gestreßt und überfordert in der Presse und Fernsehen zeigen, daß das Thema Kindheit nach wie vor mit besorgter Aufmerksamkeit verfolgt wird. Den Berichterstattungen der Medien zufolge hat sich Kindheit verändert, sie ist nicht mehr das, was sie einmal war: kindliche Eßstörungen, Drogenabhängigkeit, Gewaltbereitschaft, zunehmender Fernsehkonsum und die wachsende Beliebtheit von Computerspielen bei Kindern liefern unerschöpflichen Gesprächsstoff. Eine besondere Beachtung findet dabei der Einfluß der Medien auf die Kindheit. Seit Jahrzehnten wird vor der schädlichen Wirkung des Fernsehens gewarnt und durch die Verbreitung der Personalcomputer und die Zunahme der Internetzugänge in den deutschen Haushalten hat sich die Diskussion noch verstärkt. In diesem Zusammenhang scheint die in dem Buch The disappearance of childhood (1982) beschriebene These des US-amerikanischen Medienökologen NEIL POSTMAN - daß die Kindheit am Verschwinden sei - immer noch aktuell zu sein. Nach POSTMANS Auffassung entstand die Idee der Kindheit durch die Erfindung der Druckerpresse und die darauf folgende Verbreitung der sozialen Literalität (d.h. die Fähigkeit zu lesen und zu schreiben). Da die elektronischen Massenmedien, insbesondere das Medium Fernsehen, die Notwendigkeit der sozialen Literalität zum Verschwinden bringen, erlöscht laut POSTMAN damit auch die Kindheit. Die vorliegende Arbeit beschäftigt sich insbesondere mit der These von NEIL POSTMAN über das Verschwinden der Kindheit. Jedoch müssen auch Fragen, die sich zwangsläufig aus dieser These ergeben, untersucht werden. Es stellt sich die Frage, ob diese Aussage überhaupt haltbar ist, und wenn ja, ob sie zwei Jahrzehnte nach ihrem Entstehen immer noch ihre Gültigkeit besitzt. Da Deutschland im 20. Jahrhundert durch die Vereinigten Staaten in politischer, wirtschaftlicher und kultureller Hinsicht entscheidend mitgeprägt wurde, ist ebenfalls zu fragen, ob US-amerikanische Entwicklungstendenzen auf die BRD übertragbar sind. Untersucht wird, ob Kindheit wirklich verschwindet - oder sich vielleicht nur verändert - und welche Rolle dabei die Medien, besonders das Fernsehen spielen. Zu fragen ist, ob der Prozeß des Verschwindens bzw. der Veränderung aufgehalten werden kann oder überhaupt soll. Weiterhin ist die Frage welche Indikatoren sich für diese Entwicklung [...]

438 QANAT

438 QANAT Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Martin Schibbye & Johan Person
Editor: makonnen
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438 QANAT by Martin Schibbye & Johan Person Summary

ሰኔ 28 ቀን 2011 ዓ. ም ለሊት ጨለማን ተገን አድርገን በሶማሊያና በኢትዮጵያ መሃል ያለውን ድንበር ጥሰን ኦጋዴን ውስጥ ዘው ብለን ገባን። ዓላማችን ኦጋዴን ውስጥ ስለሚፈጸመው የሰብዓዊ መብት ጥሰትና የነዳጅ ዘይት ፍለጋው በህዝቡ ህይወት ላይ ስላስከተለውን አበሳ ተጨባጭ መረጃ መሰብሰብ ነበር፥ ስደተኞች ከሚያሰሙት እሮሮ በላይ፥ የ’ድረሱ ጥሪው’ ከሚያስተጋባው ጮኸት ባሻገር በዐይናችን አይተን ለመመስከር። ከአምስት ቀን በኋላ በረሃ ላይ በጥይት ተመትተን ስንወደቅ፥ ከኛ ጋር በመጀመሪያ ልንጸፈው ያቀድነው ራፖርታዥም የኦጋዴን አሸዋ በልቶት ይቀራል፣ ከዚያ አሸዋ ውስጥ ግን ሌላ ያላሰብነው አስደማሚ ታሪክ ጀመረ። 438 ቀናት።

The Cowboy's Pregnant Bride

The Cowboy's Pregnant Bride Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Crystal Green
Editor: Harlequin
ISBN: 1460303660
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Minutes before saying “I do,” Annette Olsen realized her mistake and bolted—a wedding gown in her trunk and a baby in her belly! In St. Valentine, she found the perfect place to start over…until a handsome drifter blew into her diner, setting the town abuzz with gossip and her heart aflutter with impossible dreams. Jared Colton wanted only to find his ties to the town’s legendary founder and move on through. But something about Annette got to him. Maybe it was the secrets she kept, or her tender touch, or how much she needed him. Or maybe it was the spark of longing her kiss awakened in his soul. Either way, Jared found himself wishing for what had eluded him—a family, with Annette and a baby he’d claim as his own….

Coca-Cola Socialism

Coca-Cola Socialism Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Radina Vučetić
Editor: Central European University Press
ISBN: 9633862019
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This book is about the Americanization of Yugoslav culture and everyday life during the nineteen-sixties. After falling out with the Eastern bloc, Tito turned to the United States for support and inspiration. In the political sphere the distance between the two countries was carefully maintained, yet in the realms of culture and consumption the Yugoslav regime was definitely much more receptive to the American model. For Titoist Yugoslavia this tactic turned out to be beneficial, stabilising the regime internally and providing an image of openness in foreign policy. Coca-Cola Socialism addresses the link between cultural diplomacy, culture, consumer society and politics. Its main argument is that both culture and everyday life modelled on the American way were a major source of legitimacy for the Yugoslav Communist Party, and a powerful weapon for both USA and Yugoslavia in the Cold War battle for hearts and minds. Radina Vučetić explores how the Party used American culture in order to promote its own values and what life in this socialist and capitalist hybrid system looked like for ordinary people who lived in a country with communist ideology in a capitalist wrapping. Her book offers a careful reevaluation of the limits of appropriating the American dream and questions both an uncritical celebration of Yugoslavia’s openness and an exaggerated depiction of its authoritarianism.