A Life Less Ordinary: A Memoir

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Harper Perennial #ad - Her early life was marked by overwhelming challenges and heartbreak until, exhausted and desperate, she fled with her three children to Delhi, to work as a maid in some of the city's wealthiest homes. She was married off at twelve to a man twice her age who beat her. When she was very young, Baby Halder was abandoned by her mother and left with a cruel, abusive father.

A Life Less Ordinary: A Memoir #ad - Expected to serve her employers' every demand, she faced a staggering workload that often left her no time to care for her own children. Written without a trace of self-pity, a life less ordinary is a shocking look deep inside a world of poverty and subjugation that few outsiders know about—and an inspiring true story of one remarkable woman's strength, courage, and determination to soar above her circumstances.

At fourteen, she was a mother herself. But she never complained, for such is the lot of the poor in modern-day India.

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A Small Place

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux #ad - C. Vere Cornwall V. So begins jamaica kincaid's expansive essay, which shows us what we have not yet seen of the ten-by-twelve-mile island in the British West Indies where she grew up. Lyrical, in a swiftian mode, and forthright by turns, sardonic, A Small Place cannot help but amplify our vision of one small place and all that it signifies.

Bird International Airport. Farrar Straus Giroux. You are a tourist and you have not yet seen. If you come by aeroplane, you will land at the V. You may be the sort of tourist who would wonder why a Prime Minister would want an airport named after him--why not a school, why not a hospital, why not some great public monument.

A Small Place #ad - . A brilliant look at colonialism and its effects in Antigua--by the author of Annie John"If you go to Antigua as a tourist, this is what you will see. C. Bird is the Prime Minister of Antigua.

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Spaces of Aid: How Cars, Compounds and Hotels Shape Humanitarianism

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Zed Books #ad - Smirl provides the first book-length exploration of how aid work has gradually become detached from the lives of those it seeks to help. In spaces of aid, lisa smirl brilliantly analyzes two high-profile case studies—the Aceh tsunami and Hurricane Katrina—in order to uncover a fascinating history of the material objects that are an endemic yet unexamined part of the aid landscape.

. Aid workers often visit project sites in air-conditioned Land Cruisers while the intended beneficiaries walk barefoot through the heat. Farrar Straus Giroux. While such observations might seem obvious, no academic study to date has dealt with the impact of these disparities on theory or policy, until now.

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A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things: A Guide to Capitalism, Nature, and the Future of the Planet

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University of California Press #ad - At a time of crisis in all seven cheap things, innovative and systemic thinking is urgently required. Nature, food, work, energy, money, care, and lives: these are the seven things that have made our world and will shape its future. In a history of the world in Seven Cheap Things, Raj Patel and Jason W.

This book proposes a radical new way of understanding—and reclaiming—the planet in the turbulent twenty-first century. Farrar Straus Giroux. In making these things cheap, governed, modern commerce has transformed, and devastated Earth. Moore present a new approach to analyzing today’s planetary emergencies.

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History of the World in Seven Cheap Things: A Guide to Capitalism, Nature, and the Future of the Planet

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University of California Press #ad - At a time of crisis in all seven cheap things, innovative and systemic thinking is urgently required. Moore present a new approach to analyzing today’s planetary emergencies. Farrar Straus Giroux. Nature, food, money, energy, care, work, and lives: these are the seven things that have made our world and will shape its future.

. In making these things cheap, modern commerce has transformed, governed, and devastated Earth. In a history of the world in Seven Cheap Things, Raj Patel and Jason W. This book proposes a radical new way of understanding—and reclaiming—the planet in the turbulent twenty-first century. Bringing the latest ecological research together with histories of colonialism,  Patel and Moore demonstrate that throughout history, slave revolts, and other rebellions and uprisings, indigenous struggles, crises have always prompted fresh strategies to make the world cheap and safe for capitalism.

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Social Policy and Social Programs: A Method for the Practical Public Policy Analyst 6th Edition Connecting Core Competencies

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Pearson #ad - Explores the basics of social policy and program analysis, such as designing new programs or evaluating and improving existing ones. Social policy and social Programs is distinctive in providing specific criteria for judging the effectiveness of social policies and programs. These criteria can be applied to the analysis of widely different social services such as counseling and therapeutic services, and “hard” benefits like food stamps, supportive assistance, cash, and housing vouchers.

Upon completing this book readers will be able to: analyze the effectiveness of current social programs Create new programs based on the criteria provided Apply what they have learned to evaluate their field placement programs   Farrar Straus Giroux. By focusing especially on social problems, and programs in major practice areas like child welfare, health, poverty, and mental illness, policies, the author provides students with the tools they need to understand and evaluate the programs in which they are doing their field placements.

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Building Green: Environmental Architects and the Struggle for Sustainability in Mumbai

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University of California Press #ad - A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program. Visit www. Luminosoa. Org to learn more. Building green explores the experience of environmental architects in Mumbai, one of the world’s most populous and population-dense urban areas and a city iconic for its massive informal settlements, extreme wealth asymmetries, and ecological stresses.

Used book in Good Condition. Farrar Straus Giroux. Under these conditions, and try to practice, what does it mean to learn, so-called green design? By tracing the training and professional experiences of environmental architects in India’s first graduate degree program in Environmental Architecture, Rademacher shows how environmental architects forged sustainability concepts and practices and sought to make them meaningful through engaged architectural practice.

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The book’s focus on practitioners offers insights into the many roles that converge to produce this emergent, critically important form of urban expertise.

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Brotherhood: Dharma, Destiny, and the American Dream

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New Harvest #ad - Brotherhood follows the chopra brothers as one becomes a world-renowned spiritual teacher and the other rises to the top of Western medicine to become a professor at Harvard Medical School. Used book in Good Condition. In the early 1970s, deepak and sanjiv Chopra joined a flood of immigrants looking to make a new life in America, a land of opportunity.

Their story will fascinate and inspire anyone who still believes in America’s capacity to foster achievement and reward hard work. Their father was one of the first Indians to become a Western-trained cardiologist, while their extended family maintained deep roots in ancient spiritual traditions. Having grown up in postwar india amidst the sudden freedom of the 1947 liberation, the mythical, their childhood was a blend of the exotic, and the modern.

Brotherhood: Dharma, Destiny, and the American Dream #ad - Farrar Straus Giroux. The inspiring story of two brothers who immigrated to America from India and took very different paths to becoming world-renowned healers and teachers. At a time when america is fiercely divided on the issue of immigration, Brotherhood tells the story of two brothers who pursued the American dream to its fullest expression.

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The Research Experience: Planning, Conducting, and Reporting Research

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SAGE Publications, Inc #ad - In-depth, practical advice for conducting each step of the research process includes coverage of the most common research methods and current technologies―including Qualtrics, Google Scholar, and Amazon Mechanical Turk―as well as techniques for finding participants and collecting data in a variety of settings.

Used book in Good Condition. With robust pedagogy and six helpful appendices, this text will further readers’ ability to produce well-executed projects and critically evaluate information in both their personal and professional lives. Farrar Straus Giroux. The research experience: planning, conducting, and Reporting Research by Ann Sloan Devlin presents a process-oriented approach to research for students in the behavioral sciences.

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Not Quite Not White: Losing and Finding Race in America

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Penguin Books #ad - But after her teen years trying to assimilate--watching shows like general hospital and the jeffersons, part manifesto, and how much does whiteness figure into Americanness?Part memoir, and perfecting the art of Jell-O no-bake desserts--she is forced to reckon with the hard questions: What does it mean to be white, dancing to Duran Duran and Prince, why does whiteness retain the magic cloak of invisibility while other colors are made hypervisible, Not Quite Not White is a searing appraisal of race and a path forward for the next not quite not white generation --a witty and sharply honest story of discovering that not-whiteness can be the very thing that makes us American.

Farrar Straus Giroux. Winner of the ala asian/Pacific American Award for Nonfiction"Captivating. The year was 1982, she was asked to self-report her race - on INS forms, and everywhere she turned, at the doctor's office, in middle school. Never identifying with a race in the india of her childhood, she rejects her new "not quite" designation - not quite white, not quite black, not quite Asian -- and spends much of her life attempting to blend into American whiteness.

Not Quite Not White: Losing and Finding Race in America #ad - Used book in Good Condition. A heartfelt account of how newcomers carve a space for themselves in the melting pot of America. Publishers weeklya first-generation immigrant's "intimate, passionate look at race in America" Viet Thanh Nguyen, an American's journey into the heart of not-whiteness.

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A Guide to Qualitative Field Research

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SAGE Publications, Inc #ad - Bailey gives increased attention to the early and last stages of field research, and writing the final paper, often the most difficult: selecting a topic, deciding upon the purpose of your research, all in her signature reader-friendly writing style. Used book in Good Condition. Expanded coverage of research in virtual settings ensures that readers get a well-rounded understanding of both in-person and digital research methods.

Farrar Straus Giroux. A guide to qualitative field Research provides readers with clear, practical, and specific instructions for conducting qualitative research in the field. Examples of research conducted by students help students generate ideas for their own research, provides concrete examples of the material discussed in the guide, and illustrates that field research is not just done by advanced scholars.

A Guide to Qualitative Field Research #ad - This edition features research examples from graduate and undergraduate students to make examples meaningful to fellow students; a new "Putting It All Together" feature, with examples of how different parts of the research process interact; and more emphasis on the "nuts and bolts" of research, such as what to include in an informed consent form, a proposal, and the final paper.

New to this edition: objectives features help students focus on the skills they need to develop and can be used as the basis for evaluating whether the skills have been achieved. In the expanded Third Edition, Carol A.

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