Chase's Calendar of Events 2019

The Ultimate Go-to Guide for Special Days, Weeks and Months

Author: Editors of Chase's

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

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Category: Reference

Page: 752

View: 147

Since 1957, Chase's Calendar of Events lists everything worth knowing and celebrating for each day of the year: 12,500 holidays, historical milestones, famous birthdays, festivals, sporting events and much more. "The Oxford English Dictionary of holidays."--NPR's Planet Money.

Chase's Calendar of Events 2020

The Ultimate Go-to Guide for Special Days, Weeks and Months

Author: Editors of Chase's

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN:

Category: Reference

Page: 752

View: 866

Since 1957, Chase's Calendar of Events lists everything worth knowing and celebrating for each day of the year: 12,500 holidays, historical milestones, famous birthdays, festivals, sporting events and much more. "The Oxford English Dictionary of holidays." NPR's Planet Money.

Amnesty, Serious Crimes and International Law

Global Perspectives in Theory and Practice

Author: Josepha Close

Publisher: Routledge

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Category: Law

Page: 296

View: 739

Amnesty, Serious Crimes and International Law examines the permissibility of amnesties for serious crimes in the contemporary international order. In the last few decades, there has been a growing tendency to consider that amnesties are prohibited in respect of certain grave crimes. However, the question remains controversial as there is no explicit treaty ban and general amnesties continue to be frequently issued in post-conflict and transitional contexts. The first part of the book explores the use of amnesties from antiquity to the present day. It reviews amnesty traditions in ancient societies and provides a global picture of modern amnesties. In parallel, it traces the development of the accountability paradigm underpinning the current prohibitive stance on amnesties. The second part assesses the position of modern international law on amnesties. It comprehensively analyses the main arguments supporting the existence of a general amnesty ban, including the duty to prosecute international crimes, the right to redress of victims of human rights violations, international standards and trends in state practice, and the mandate of international criminal courts. The book argues that, while international legal or policy requirements restrict the freedom of states to extend amnesty in respect of serious crimes, or the effectiveness of amnesty measures in preventing the prosecution of such crimes, these restrictions do not add up to an absolute and universal prohibition.

Sport, Politics and Society in the Middle East

Author: Danyel Reiche Reiche

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

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Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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Sport in the Middle East has become a major issue in global affairs. The contributors to this timely volume discuss the intersection of political and cultural processes related to sport in the region. Eleven chapters trace the historical institutionalization of sport and the role it has played in negotiating "Western" culture. Sport is found to be a contested terrain where struggles are being fought over the inclusion of women, over competing definitions of national identity, over preserving social memory, and over press freedom. Also discussed are the implications of mega-sporting events for host countries, and how both elite sport policies and sports industries in the region are being shaped. Sport, Politics and Society in the Middle East draws on academic disciplines from the humanities and social sciences to offer in-depth, theoretically grounded, and richly empirical case studies. It employs diverse research methodologies, from ethnography and in-depth interviews to archival research, to make a lasting contribution to this critical subject.

Selfie

How the West Became Self-Obsessed

Author: Will Storr

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

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Category: Psychology

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‘Fascinating’ Guardian ‘Brilliant’ Evening Standard ‘Electrifying’ Financial Times ‘So interesting I literally couldn’t put it down’ Sunday Times We are living in an age of heightened individualism. Success is a personal responsibility. Our culture tells us that to succeed is to be slim, rich, happy, extroverted, popular – flawless. The pressure to conform to this ideal has changed who we are. We have become self-obsessed. And our expectation of perfection comes at a cost. Millions are suffering under the torture of this impossible fantasy. It was not always like this. To explain how we got here, Will Storr takes us on a journey across continents and centuries. Full of thrilling and unexpected connections between history, psychology, economics, neuroscience and more, Selfie is an unforgettable book that makes sense of who we have become. As featured on Russell Brand’s Under The Skin podcast.

Cracking IAS Prelims Revision Files – Art, Culture & Panorama (Vol. 7/9)

Author: Disha Experts

Publisher: Disha Publications

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 140

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Cracking IAS Prelims Revision Files – Art, Culture & Panorama (Vol. 7/9) is the 1st ebook of a series of 9 eBooks specially prepared to help IAS aspirants cross the milestone of Preliminary Exam. The ebook is aimed at Revision cum practice so as to develop confidence to crack the IAS Prelim Exam. • The eBook is divided into 3 Topics • Each topic provides 5-6 Revision Modules ensuring complete revision of the topic. Thus in all around 15 such Modules are provided. • Each topic will end up with a Quiz containing 15 questions to test your topic preparedness. • Further Solved Questions of the last 5 years on Art, Culture & Panoramaare also provided. • In the end 2 Tests are provided on Art, Culture & Panoramato test your revision of the entire section This ebook, along with the 8 other ebooks of this series, will definitely help you improve your score in the IAS Prelim Exam.

Mouth Full of Blood

Essays, Speeches, Meditations

Author: Toni Morrison

Publisher: Random House

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Category: Literary Collections

Page: 368

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A vital new non-fiction collection from one of the most celebrated and revered writers of our time ‘Word-work is sublime, she thinks, because it is generative; it makes meaning that secures our difference, our human difference—the way in which we are like no other life. We die. That may be the meaning of life. But we do language. That may be the measure of our lives.’ The Nobel Lecture in Literature, 1993 Spanning four decades, these essays, speeches and meditations interrogate the world around us. They are concerned with race, gender and globalisation. The sweep of American history and the current state of politics. The duty of the press and the role of the artist. Throughout A Mouth Full of Blood our search for truth, moral integrity and expertise is met by Toni Morrison with controlled anger, elegance and literary excellence. The collection is structured in three parts and these are heart-stoppingly introduced by a prayer for the dead of 9/11, a meditation on Martin Luther King and a eulogy for James Baldwin. Morrison’s Nobel lecture, on the power of language, is accompanied by lectures to Amnesty International and the Newspaper Association of America. She speaks to graduating students and visitors to both the Louvre and America’s Black Holocaust Museum. She revisits The Bluest Eye, Sula and Beloved; reassessing the novels that have become touchstones for generations of readers. A Mouth Full of Blood is a powerful, erudite and essential gathering of ideas that speaks to us all. ‘To what do we pay greatest allegiance? Family, language group, culture, country, gender? Religion, race? And, if none of these matter, are we urbane, cosmopolitan or simply lonely? In other words, how do we decide where we belong? What convinces us that we do?’ The Alexander Lecture series, 2002

Where the River Runs Gold

Author: Sita Brahmachari

Publisher: Hachette UK

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Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 336

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Two children must risk everything to escape their fate and find the impossible . . . A brave, thought-provoking adventure by award-winning author, Sita Brahmachari. Shifa and her brother, Themba, live in Kairos City with their father, Nabil. The few live in luxury, whilst the millions like them crowd together in compounds, surviving on meagre rations and governed by Freedom Fields - the organisation that looks after you, as long as you opt in. The bees have long disappeared; instead children must labour on farms, pollinating crops by hand so that the nation can eat. The farm Shifa and Themba are sent to is hard and cruel. Themba won't survive there and Shifa comes up with a plan to break them out. But they have no idea where they are - their only guide is a map drawn from the ramblings of a stranger. The journey ahead is fraught with danger, but Shifa is strong and knows to listen to her instincts - to let love guide them home. The freedom of a nation depends on it . . .