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A Modest Proposal

By Jonathan Swift
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  • Pages : 44
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A Modest Proposal for Preventing the Children of Poor People From Being a Burthen to Their Parents or Country, and for Making Them Beneficial to the Publick, commonly referred to as A Modest Proposal, is a Juvenalian satirical essay written and published anonymously by Jonathan Swift in 1729. Swift suggests that the impoverished Irish might ease their economic troubles by selling their children as food for rich gentlemen and ladies. This satirical hyperbole mocks heartless attitudes towards the poor, as well as Irish policy in general.

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A Modest Proposal

By Jonathan Swift
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Isbn : 1528785843
  • Pages : 18
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 280
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Read & Co. Great Essays presents this brand new edition of Jonathan Swift's satirical essay, "A Modest Proposal" (1729). Referring to the worsening state of poverty amongst families and children in Ireland at the time, Swift’s proposal is to solve the problem by feeding the children of the poor to the rich. Throughout the text he uses statistics, data, and various methods – including recipes – to evidence the economic viability of his suggestion. The essay was received with humour, yet Swift’s powerful critique of social welfare and political injustice is clear. Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) was a prolific writer, poet and political pamphleteer, born into the Anglo-Irish ruling class. He is most remembered for his scathing satirical style and other famous works: “A Tale of a Tub” (1704) and “Gulliver’s Travels” (1726).

A Modest Proposal and Other Stories

By Jonathan Swift,General Press
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  • Publisher : GENERAL PRESS
  • Isbn : 9388760018
  • Pages : 136
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 701
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Swift also wrote short works, the most famous of these is A Modest Proposal. This book also include 'The Battle of the Books', 'A Meditation upon a Broomstick', 'A Discourse Concerning the Mechanical Operation of the Spirit', and 'An Argument Against Abolishing Christianity in England'. 'A Modest Proposal' puts forth the darkly comical idea that the starving poor of Ireland might alleviate their economic condition by selling their children as food for wealthy gentlemen and ladies. At its core, Swift’s Modest Proposal satirizes English exploitation of Ireland in particular and the heartless attitude that rich elites can develop towards the poor in general. Along with Gulliver’s Travels, A Modest Proposal is an early English example of the black comedic genre.

A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift (Book Analysis)

By Bright Summaries
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  • Publisher : BrightSummaries.com
  • Isbn : 2808018959
  • Pages : 16
  • Category : Study Aids
  • Reads : 110
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Unlock the more straightforward side of A Modest Proposal with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift, a satirical essay which purports to solve the problem of poverty in Ireland. Specifically, Swift suggests that working-class mothers who are struggling to provide for themselves and their children should sell their infants for food, which would both bring in more money and enable them to get back to work. This deliberately provocative suggestion aimed to draw attention to the plight of Ireland’s poor and the callous disregard with which they were treated by the aristocracy and the British elites. Jonathan Swift was an Irish writer who was well known for his satirical works, including the novel Gulliver’s Travels. Find out everything you need to know about A Modest Proposal in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!

A Modest Proposal & The Benefits of Farting Explained

By Jonathan Swift
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Isbn : 8027233860
  • Pages : 198
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 228
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A Modest Proposal for Preventing the Children of Poor People From Being a Burthen to Their Parents or Country, and for Making Them Beneficial to the Public, commonly referred to as A Modest Proposal, is a satirical essay written and published anonymously by Jonathan Swift in 1729. Swift suggests that the impoverished Irish might ease their economic troubles by selling their children as food for rich gentlemen and ladies. This satirical hyperbole mocks heartless attitudes towards the poor, as well as Irish policy in general. The Benefits of Farting Explained was published in pamphlet form in 1722. Why is farting considered to be a taboo? Swift's The Benefit of Farting argues eloquently, that most of the distempers thought to affect the fairer sex are due to flatulence not adequately vented. To complete the excursus into this venerable and age-old human activity, Charles James Fox's Essay upon Wind provides a detailed analysis, classification and history of farting, peppered with wit and curious anecdotes about particularly eminent farts of the past. Jonathan Swift (1667 – 1745) was an Anglo-Irish poet, writer and cleric who gained reputation as a great political writer and an essayist. Jonathan, who became Dean of St. Patrick's in Dublin, is also known for his excellence in satire. His most remembered works include Gulliver's Travels, A modest Proposal, An Argument against Abolishing Christianity and A Tale of a Tub.

A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift - Delphi Classics (Illustrated)

By Jonathan Swift
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  • Publisher : Delphi Classics
  • Isbn : 178877566X
  • Pages : 38
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 339
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This eBook features the unabridged text of ‘A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift - Delphi Classics (Illustrated)’ from the bestselling edition of ‘The Complete Works of Jonathan Swift’. Having established their name as the leading publisher of classic literature and art, Delphi Classics produce publications that are individually crafted with superior formatting, while introducing many rare texts for the first time in digital print. The Delphi Classics edition of Swift includes original annotations and illustrations relating to the life and works of the author, as well as individual tables of contents, allowing you to navigate eBooks quickly and easily. eBook features: * The complete unabridged text of ‘A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift - Delphi Classics (Illustrated)’ * Beautifully illustrated with images related to Swift’s works * Individual contents table, allowing easy navigation around the eBook * Excellent formatting of the textPlease visit www.delphiclassics.com to learn more about our wide range of titles

A Modest Proposal + The Benefits of Farting Explained

By Jonathan Swift
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Isbn : 8026803965
  • Pages : 205
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 258
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This carefully crafted ebook: "A Modest Proposal + The Benefits of Farting Explained " contains 2 books in one volume and is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. A Modest Proposal for Preventing the Children of Poor People From Being a Burthen to Their Parents or Country, and for Making Them Beneficial to the Public, commonly referred to as A Modest Proposal, is a satirical essay written and published anonymously by Jonathan Swift in 1729. Swift suggests that the impoverished Irish might ease their economic troubles by selling their children as food for rich gentlemen and ladies. This satirical hyperbole mocks heartless attitudes towards the poor, as well as Irish policy in general. The Benefits of Farting Explained was published in pamphlet form in 1722. Why is farting considered to be a taboo? Swift's The Benefit of Farting argues eloquently, that most of the distempers thought to affect the fairer sex are due to flatulence not adequately vented. To complete the excursus into this venerable and age-old human activity, Charles James Fox's Essay upon Wind provides a detailed analysis, classification and history of farting, peppered with wit and curious anecdotes about particularly eminent farts of the past. Jonathan Swift (1667 – 1745) was an Anglo-Irish poet, writer and cleric who gained reputation as a great political writer and an essayist. Jonathan, who became Dean of St. Patrick's in Dublin, is also known for his excellence in satire. His most remembered works include Gulliver's Travels, A modest Proposal, An Argument against Abolishing Christianity and A Tale of a Tub.

A Modest Proposal in the Context of Swift’s Irish Tracts

By Maria-Angeles Ruiz Moneva
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  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Isbn : 1527554716
  • Pages : 440
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Reads : 809
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Swift's A Modest Proposal has always aroused the interest not just of literary critics, but also of linguists and pragmatists. Within the latter approaches, the study of irony, and more concretely, the intentions and attitudes that must have guided the production of such an intricate work, have always been paramount. However, it seems that within pragmatics the analysis has been restricted so far to the 1729 work itself. In the present author's view, it is interesting to contextualise this masterpiece of irony and satire within Swift's wider writing on Ireland, an approach that remains to be carried out. Accordingly, this work sets out to analyse a selection of Swift’s Irish Tracts, with a view to tracing the evolution within Swift's literary production of his views and attitudes towards the situation of his homeland. Although different pragmatic approaches are applied, the emphasis is laid upon the contributions that the relevance-theoretical framework and its studies on irony may bring to the understanding of this particular Tract. The works selected are meant to cover and also be representative of the main phases currently distinguished within Swift's writing on the "Irish Question". It is therefore hoped that a deeper analysis of the former works by Swift on this topic will provide new insights for a better understanding of A Modest Proposal.

Gulliver's Travels and A Modest Proposal

By Jonathan Swift
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 1451685742
  • Pages : 416
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 742
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Enduring Literature Illuminated by Practical Scholarship By turns a children's fantasy and a social satire for adults, Gulliver's Travels is one of the most popular adventure tales of all time. "A Modest Proposal," also an imaginative, enduring work, is political lampoonery at its finest. This Enriched Classic Edition includes: • A concise introduction that gives readers important background information • A chronology of the author's life and work • A timeline of significant events that provides the book's historical context • An outline of key themes and plot points to help readers form their own interpretations • Detailed explanatory notes • Critical analysis, including contemporary and modern perspectives on the work • Discussion questions to promote lively classroom and book group interaction • A list of recommended related books and films to broaden the reader's experience Enriched Classics offer readers affordable editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and insightful commentary. The scholarship provided in Enriched Classics enables readers to appreciate, understand, and enjoy the world's finest books to their full potential. Series edited by Cynthia Brantley Johnson

What Do We Need Men For?

By E. Jean Carroll
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Isbn : 1250215447
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 133
  • File Pdf: what-do-we-need-men-for.pdf

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As seen on the cover of New York Magazine, America's longest running advice columnist goes on the road to speak to women about hideous men and whether we need them. "Carroll's lively prose careens in constant pursuit of pleasure...indefatigably funny and full of life." –Lindsay Zoladz, The Ringer “Darkly humorous and deadly serious.” –Sibbie O'Sullivan, Washington Post “A compulsively interesting feminist memoir.” –Virginia Heffernan, Slate "Somehow hilarious, in the way that only E. Jean could have written it" –Leigh Haber, Oprah Magazine “Roving, curious, compassionate, whimsical.” –Megan Garber, The Atlantic When E. Jean Carroll—possibly the liveliest woman in the world and author of the “Ask E. Jean” advice column in Elle Magazine, realized that her eight million readers and question-writers all seemed to have one thing in common—problems caused by men—she hit the road. Crisscrossing the country with her blue-haired poodle, Lewis Carroll, E. Jean stopped in every town named after a woman between Eden, Vermont and Tallulah, Louisiana to ask women the crucial question: What Do We Need Men For? E. Jean gave her rollicking road trip a sly, stylish turn when she deepened the story, creating a list called “The Most Hideous Men of My Life,” and began to reflect on her own sometimes very dark history with the opposite sex. What advice would she have given to her past selves—as Miss Cheerleader USA and Miss Indiana University? Or as the fearless journalist, television host, and eventual advice columnist she became? E. Jean intertwines the stories of the fascinating people she meets on her road trip with her “horrible history with the male sex” (including mafia bosses, media titans, boyfriends, husbands, a serial killer, and a president), creating a decidedly dark yet hopeful, hilarious, and thrilling narrative. Her answer to the question What Do We Need Men For? will shock men and delight women.

A Modest Proposal

By Angus Reid
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Luath Press Ltd
  • Isbn : 1909912891
  • Pages : 128
  • Category : Political Science
  • Reads : 391
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The history of parliament in the UK has a consistent theme: the refusal to accept any binding contract with the people. This unacceptable status quo goes for Holyrood as much as for Westminster. The time has come for people to challenge the power of the ruling class. We want to see the Scottish Parliament become an institution that it has so far failed to be: an institution committed to the sovereignty of the people. We want the people of Scotland to lead the rest of the UK by example, and ensure that the actions of a government are bound by shared political and ethical values. And we propose the first step: a modest proposal, for the agreement of the people. Are you with us? 'ANGUS REID and MARY DAVIS We need a common ground, and this is a brave attempt to create that in simple and universal language ... DAVE MOXHAM, Deputy General Secretary, STUCT This fascinating project has the seed of revolution in it ... GEORGE GUNN, writer and broadcaster CONTENTS Prologue Call for a Constitution Introduction CHAPTER 1 The Words CHAPTER 2 The Journey Map Responses Schools CHAPTER 3 The Past The English Revolution, 1647 to 1649 The Workers' Story, 1910 to 1918 For Women, 1914 to the present day CHAPTER 4 Considering a Constitution A socialist view A view from a former Government insider A view from Iceland A view from the Red Paper Collective A view across the Meadows CHAPTER 5 Epilogue: The White Paper Acknowledgements Contributors Bibliography Petition

The Benefits of Farting Explained + A Modest Proposal

By Jonathan Swift
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Isbn : 8026803973
  • Pages : 198
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 572
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This carefully crafted ebook: "The Benefits of Farting Explained + A Modest Proposal" contains 2 books in one volume and is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The Benefits of Farting Explained by Jonathan Swift was published in pamphlet form in 1722. What is the nature, essence and definition of a fart? What are the consequences and disadvantages of suppressing one? Why is farting considered to be a taboo? Swift's The Benefit of Farting argues eloquently, in a forceful and a posteriori fashion, that most of the distempers thought to affect the fairer sex are due to flatulence not adequately vented. To complete the excursus into this venerable and age-old human activity, Charles James Fox's Essay upon Wind provides a detailed analysis, classification and history of farting, peppered with wit and curious anecdotes about particularly eminent farts of the past. A Modest Proposal for Preventing the Children of Poor People From Being a Burthen to Their Parents or Country, and for Making Them Beneficial to the Public, commonly referred to as A Modest Proposal, is a satirical essay written and published anonymously by Jonathan Swift in 1729. Swift suggests that the impoverished Irish might ease their economic troubles by selling their children as food for rich gentlemen and ladies. This satirical hyperbole mocks heartless attitudes towards the poor, as well as Irish policy in general. Jonathan Swift (1667 – 1745) was an Anglo-Irish poet, writer and cleric who gained reputation as a great political writer and an essayist. Jonathan, who became Dean of St. Patrick's in Dublin, is also known for his excellence in satire. His most remembered works include Gulliver's Travels, A modest Proposal, An Argument against Abolishing Christianity and A Tale of a Tub.

The Battle of the Books and other Short Pieces

By Jonathan Swift
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Phoemixx Classics Ebooks
  • Isbn : 3986478639
  • Pages : 222
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 164
  • File Pdf: the-battle-of-the-books-and-other-short-pieces.pdf

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The Battle of the Books and other Short Pieces Jonathan Swift - The Battle of the Books is the name of a short satire written by Jonathan Swift which depicts a literal battle between books in the King's Library (housed in St James's Palace at the time of the writing), as ideas and authors struggle for supremacy. This book also includes the short pieces: A Meditation Upon a Broomstick; Predictions for the year 1708; The Accomplishment Of The First Of Mr. Bickerstaffs Predictions; Being An Account Of The Death Of Mr. Partridge The Almanack-Maker, Upon The 29th Instant; Baucis And Philemon; The Logicians Refuted; The Puppet Show; Cadenus And Vanessa; Stellas Birthday; The Beasts Confession; An Argument To Prove That The Abolishing Of Christianity In England May, As Things Now Stand, Be Attended With Some Inconveniences, And Perhaps Not Produce Those Many Good Effects Proposed Thereby; Hints Towards An Essay On Conversation; and, Thoughts On Various Subjects.

The Battle of the Books and other Short Pieces

By Jonathan Swift
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : BEYOND BOOKS HUB
  • Isbn : 2021071103
  • Pages : 192
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 594
  • File Pdf: the-battle-of-the-books-and-other-short-pieces.pdf

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The Battle of the Books is the name of a short satire written by Jonathan Swift which depicts a literal battle between books in the King's Library (housed in St James's Palace at the time of the writing), as ideas and authors struggle for supremacy. This book also includes the short pieces: A Meditation Upon a Broomstick; Predictions for the year 1708; The Accomplishment Of The First Of Mr. Bickerstaff’s Predictions; Being An Account Of The Death Of Mr. Partridge The Almanack-Maker, Upon The 29th Instant; Baucis And Philemon; The Logicians Refuted; The Puppet Show; Cadenus And Vanessa; Stella’s Birthday; The Beasts’ Confession; An Argument To Prove That The Abolishing Of Christianity In England May, As Things Now Stand, Be Attended With Some Inconveniences, And Perhaps Not Produce Those Many Good Effects Proposed Thereby; Hints Towards An Essay On Conversation; and, Thoughts On Various Subjects.

The Battle of the Books

By Jonathan Swift
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : The Floating Press
  • Isbn : 1775417883
  • Pages : 216
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Reads : 368
  • File Pdf: the-battle-of-the-books.pdf

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"This discourse, as it is unquestionably of the same author, so it seems to have been written about the same time, with 'The Tale of a Tub;' I mean the year 1697, when the famous dispute was on foot about ancient and modern learning. The controversy took its rise from an essay of Sir William Temple's upon that subject. At length, there appearing no end of the quarrel, our author tells us that the books in St. James's Library, looking upon themselves as parties principally concerned, took up the controversy, and came to a decisive battle." So begins Jonathan Swift's satire, The Battle of the Books, which tells of a great battle between the books in the King's Library. The name of his satire came be used in reference the the Quarrel of the Ancients and the Moderns.

10 Famous Social Satire Books (Illustrated)

By Jonathan Swift,Voltaire,Ambrose Bierce,Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol,Charles Dickens,Mark Twain,Kenneth Grahame,Edwin A. Abbott,Edgar Allan Poe,Oscar Wilde
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 2447
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 474
  • File Pdf: 10-famous-social-satire-books.pdf

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Books in the satire genre. In satire, vices, follies, abuses, and shortcomings are held up to ridicule, ideally with the intent of shaming individuals, corporations, government, or society itself into improvement. Although satire is usually meant to be humorous, its greater purpose is often constructive social criticism, using wit to draw attention to both particular and wider issues in society. Contents: Jonathan Swift. A Modest Proposal Voltaire. Candide Ambrose Bierce. The Devil's Dictionary Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol. Dead Souls Charles Dickens. The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club Mark Twain. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court Kenneth Grahame. The Wind in the Willows Edwin A. Abbott. Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions Edgar Allan Poe. Never Bet The Devil Your Head Oscar Wilde. The Importance of Being Earnest

English Romantic Poetry

By Stanley Appelbaum
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Isbn : 0486112608
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Poetry
  • Reads : 791
  • File Pdf: english-romantic-poetry.pdf

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Features 123 poems by six great poets: William Blake, William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Lord Byron, Percy Bysshe Shelley, and John Keats. Introduction and brief commentaries on the poets.

Elemente der Satire in Jonathan Swift's "A Modest Proposal"

By Stephan Orth
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Isbn : 3638268284
  • Pages : 10
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 933
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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2002 im Fachbereich Anglistik - Literatur, Note: 1.3, Bergische Universität Wuppertal (Anglistik/Amerikanistik), Veranstaltung: Einführung in die Literaturwissenschaft, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: In dieser Arbeit sollen die Elemente der Satire in Jonathan Swifts A Modest Proposal herausgearbeitet werden. Hierzu werden nach einer kurzen Beschreibung der politischen Aktivitäten des Autors und des geschichtlichen Hintergrundes typische Elemente der Satire aus dem Text heraus-gearbeitet und interpretiert. Die Werke von Jonathan Swift aus der Hochzeit der satirischen Literatur in Großbritannien1 gelten als besonders einflußreich für heutige Satiren, wobei die Boshaftigkeit von A Modest Proposal auch in einer Zeit, in der alles und jeder ohne Tabus in den Medien karikiert, persifliert und ironisiert wird, schwer zu übertreffen ist. 1 Autoren wie Pope, Johnson, Dryden und vornehmlich Jonathan Swift begründeten im 18. Jahrhundert mit ihren Werken die Form der modernen Satire.

Women and Citizenship

By St. Louis Marilyn Friedman Professor of Philosophy Washington University
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Isbn : 0198039077
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Reads : 313
  • File Pdf: women-and-citizenship.pdf

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The notion of citizenship is complex; it can be at once an identity; a set of rights, privileges, and responsibilities; an elevated and exclusionary status, a relationship between individual and state, and more. In recent decades citizenship has attracted interdisciplinary attention, particularly with the transnational growth of Western capitalism. Yet citizenship's relationship to gender has gone relatively unexplored--despite the globally pervasive denial of citizenship to women, historically and in many places, ongoing today. This highly interdisciplinary volume explores the political and cultural dimensions of citizenship and their relevance to women and gender. Containing essays by a well-known group of scholars, including Iris Marion Young, Alison Jaggar, Martha Nussbaum, and Sandra Bartky, this book examines the conceptual issues and strategies at play in the feminist quest to give women full citizenship status. The contributors take a fresh look at the issues, going beyond conventional critiques, and examine problems in the political and social arrangements, practices, and conditions that diminish women's citizenship in various parts of the world.

Swift, the Book, and the Irish Financial Revolution

By Sean D. Moore
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Isbn : 0801899249
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 720
  • File Pdf: swift-the-book-and-the-irish-financial-revolution.pdf

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Scholars of colonialism, postcolonialism, Irish studies, Atlantic studies, Swift, and the history of the book will find Moore's eye-opening arguments original and compelling.

Radio Free Vermont

By Bill McKibben
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 0735219877
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 850
  • File Pdf: radio-free-vermont.pdf

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“We've got a long history of resistance in Vermont and this book is testimony to that fact.” –Bernie Sanders A book that's also the beginning of a movement, Bill McKibben's debut novel Radio Free Vermont follows a band of Vermont patriots who decide that their state might be better off as its own republic. As the host of Radio Free Vermont--"underground, underpowered, and underfoot"--seventy-two-year-old Vern Barclay is currently broadcasting from an "undisclosed and double-secret location." With the help of a young computer prodigy named Perry Alterson, Vern uses his radio show to advocate for a simple yet radical idea: an independent Vermont, one where the state secedes from the United States and operates under a free local economy. But for now, he and his radio show must remain untraceable, because in addition to being a lifelong Vermonter and concerned citizen, Vern Barclay is also a fugitive from the law. In Radio Free Vermont, Bill McKibben entertains and expands upon an idea that's become more popular than ever--seceding from the United States. Along with Vern and Perry, McKibben imagines an eccentric group of activists who carry out their own version of guerilla warfare, which includes dismissing local middle school children early in honor of 'Ethan Allen Day' and hijacking a Coors Light truck and replacing the stock with local brew. Witty, biting, and terrifyingly timely, Radio Free Vermont is Bill McKibben's fictional response to the burgeoning resistance movement.

King of the Mild Frontier

By Chris Crutcher
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Isbn : 0061968447
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Reads : 388
  • File Pdf: king-of-the-mild-frontier.pdf

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ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults * New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age A riveting, scorching—and hilarious—autobiography by the award-winning author of Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes and Deadline. From trying to impress a member of the girls’ softball team (with disastrous dental results) to enduring the humiliation of his high school athletic club initiation (olives and oysters play unforgettable roles), Chris Crutcher’s memoir of the tricky road to adulthood is candid, disarming, laugh-out-loud funny, relevant, and never less than riveting. He vividly describes a temper that was always waiting to trip him up even as it sustained him through some of the most memorable mishaps any child has survived. And how did this guy (he lifted his brother’s homework through the entire tenth grade) ever become a writer, not to mention the author of fourteen critically acclaimed books for young people? The frontier may be mild, but the book is not. Fans of Tara Westover’s Educated, Jack Gantos’s Hole in My Life, and Walter Dean Myers’s Bad Boy will laugh, will cry, and will remember. “Funny, bittersweet and brutally honest. Readers will clasp this hard-to-put-down book to their hearts even as they laugh sympathetically.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Boomsday

By Christopher Buckley
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Twelve
  • Isbn : 0446194948
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 995
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Outraged over the mounting Social Security debt, Cassandra Devine, a charismatic 29-year-old blogger and member of Generation Whatever, incites massive cultural warfare when she politely suggests that Baby Boomers be given government incentives to kill themselves by age 75. Her modest proposal catches fire with millions of citizens, chief among them "an ambitious senator seeking the presidency." With the help of Washington's greatest spin doctor, the blogger and the politician try to ride the issue of euthanasia for Boomers (called "transitioning") all the way to the White House over the objections of the Religious Right, and of course, the Baby Boomers, who are deeply offended by demonstrations on the golf courses of their retirement resorts.

Thinking Through Fairbairn

By Graham S. Clarke
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 0429840705
  • Pages : 236
  • Category : Psychology
  • Reads : 604
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Thinking through Fairbairn offers parallel perspectives on Fairbairn's work. It explores an extended interpretation of his 'psychology of dynamic structure' and applies that model to a number of different areas. Fairbairn's Scottish origins are explored through his relationship with the work of Ian Suttie and Edward Glover. A new extended object relations model of phantasy and inner reality that reflects Fairbairn's approach as represented by his contribution to the Controversial Discussions is also developed. In cooperation with Paul Finnegan, this version of Fairbairn's model is applied to an understanding of multiple personality disorder or dissociative identity disorder. This model is combined with Fairbairn's theory of art to provide an understanding of some 'puzzle' films based in trauma and dissociation. Fairbairn's theory is presented here as a synthesis of classical and relational approaches, and his appropriation by relational theorists as a precursor to exclusively relational approaches challenged.

The Innovation Delusion

By Lee Vinsel,Andrew L. Russell
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Currency
  • Isbn : 0525575693
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 956
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“Innovation” is the hottest buzzword in business. But what if our obsession with finding the next big thing has distracted us from the work that matters most? “The most important book I’ve read in a long time . . . It explains so much about what is wrong with our technology, our economy, and the world, and gives a simple recipe for how to fix it: Focus on understanding what it takes for your products and services to last.”—Tim O’Reilly, founder of O’Reilly Media It’s hard to avoid innovation these days. Nearly every product gets marketed as being disruptive, whether it’s genuinely a new invention or just a new toothbrush. But in this manifesto on thestate of American work, historians of technology Lee Vinsel and Andrew L. Russell argue that our way of thinking about and pursuing innovation has made us poorer, less safe, and—ironically—less innovative. Drawing on years of original research and reporting, The Innovation Delusion shows how the ideology of change for its own sake has proved a disaster. Corporations have spent millions hiring chief innovation officers while their core businesses tank. Computer science programs have drilled their students on programming and design, even though theoverwhelming majority of jobs are in IT and maintenance. In countless cities, suburban sprawl has left local governments with loads of deferred repairs that they can’t afford to fix. And sometimes innovation even kills—like in 2018 when a Miami bridge hailed for its innovative design collapsed onto a highway and killed six people. In this provocative, deeply researched book, Vinsel and Russell tell the story of how we devalued the work that underpins modern life—and, in doing so, wrecked our economy and public infrastructure while lining the pockets of consultants who combine the ego of Silicon Valley with the worst of Wall Street’s greed. The authors offer a compelling plan for how we can shift our focus away from the pursuit of growth at all costs, and back toward neglected activities like maintenance, care, and upkeep. For anyone concerned by the crumbling state of our roads and bridges or the direction our economy is headed, The Innovation Delusion is a deeply necessary reevaluation of a trend we can still disrupt.

Burn the Business Plan

By Carl J. Schramm
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 1476794367
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 691
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Business startup advice from the former president of the Ewing Marion Kaufmann Foundation and cofounder of Global Entrepreneurship Week and StartUp America, this “thoughtful study of ‘how businesses really start, grow, and prosper’...dispels quite a few business myths along the way” (Publishers Weekly). Carl Schramm, the man described by The Economist as “The Evangelist of Entrepreneurship,” has written a myth-busting guide packed with tools and techniques to help you get your big idea off the ground. Schramm believes that entrepreneurship has been misrepresented by the media, business books, university programs, and MBA courses. For example, despite the emphasis on the business plan in most business schools, some of the most successful companies in history—Apple, Microsoft, Google, Facebook, and hundreds of others—achieved success before they ever had a business plan. Burn the Business Plan punctures the myth of the cool, tech-savvy twenty-something entrepreneur with nothing to lose and venture capital to burn. In fact most people who start businesses are juggling careers and mortgages just like you. The average entrepreneur is actually thirty-nine years old, and the success rate of entrepreneurs over forty is five times higher than that of those under age thirty. Entrepreneurs who come out of the corporate world often have discovered a need for a product or service and have valuable contacts to help them get started. Filled with stories of successful entrepreneurs who drew on real-life experience rather than academic coursework, Burn the Business Plan is the guide to starting and running a business that will actually work for the rest of us.

Culture-Meaning-Architecture

By Keith Diaz Moore
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1351778471
  • Pages : 308
  • Category : Political Science
  • Reads : 778
  • File Pdf: culture-meaning-architecture.pdf

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This title was first pulished in 2000: This collection of essays provides an excellent integrated source for the latest thinking in multiple disciplines on the issue of culture and its relationship with built form and hence, human environmental experience. Whether one is primarily interested in how culture-built environment inquiry affects: theoretical issues, research approaches, research findings, practical applications, or has implications for teaching, this book provides an engaging dialogue in regard to each of these perspectives. As important, the book’s introduction provides a conceptual framework for integrating the various contributions in a meaningful and systemic fashion. Contributors come from disciplines including anthropology, architecture, human ecology, psychology and urban planning.

Fantomina

By Eliza Haywood
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Graphic Arts Books
  • Isbn : 1513294393
  • Pages : 32
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 264
  • File Pdf: fantomina.pdf

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Fantomina: Or, Love in a Maze (1725) is a novel by Eliza Haywood. Blending tragedy and comedy, Haywood revolutionizes the novel by turning the common trope of the persecuted maiden on its head. A story of individual autonomy and sexual freedom, Fantomina: Or, Love in a Maze is considered a prime example of the popular genre of amatory fiction, which often exposes the imbalance between male and female desire in a patriarchal society. Fantomina is an independent woman, a prostitute for whom desire is a powerful tool. Celia, an innocent country girl, is a young maiden unfamiliar with the ways of love. Mrs. Bloomer, a widow, knows what it is to love and to lose. Incognita is a mysterious masked woman who meets with men in the dead of night. Each of these women is involved sexually with Beauplaisir, a vain and handsome aristocrat. But they have something else in common—all four lovers are, in fact, the same woman, an unnamed narrator whose infatuation with freedom and innate curiosity lead her on a quest to experience desire in a multitude of ways. With a beautifully designed cover and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of Eliza Haywood’s Fantomina: Or, Love in a Maze is a classic of English literature reimagined for modern readers.

CryptoDad

By J. Christopher Giancarlo
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Isbn : 1119855098
  • Pages : 416
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 479
  • File Pdf: cryptodad.pdf

Book Summary:

An insider's account of the rise of digital money and cryptocurrencies Dubbed "CryptoDad" for his impassioned plea to Congress to acknowledge and respect cryptocurrencies as the inevitable product of a fast-growing technological wave and a free marketplace, Chris Giancarlo is considered one of "the most influential individuals in financial regulation." CryptoDad: The Fight for the Future of Money describes Giancarlo’s own reckoning with the future of the global economy—at the intersection of markets, technology, and public policy—and lays out the fight for a Digital Dollar. CryptoDad is Giancarlo's own personal story, detailing his forays into the world of Wall Street to his tenure as the 13th Chairman of the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), where he pushed for the agency to recognize the digitization of markets. His growing fame as a Twitter presence in this essential debate has given Giancarlo a platform to makes a case for the future of cryptocurrencies as the natural successor to America’s current failing financial market infrastructure. CryptoDad provides readers with: A thorough exploration of digital change and how it affects the lives of everyone in a global economy A revolutionary consideration of regulatory responses to the rapid pace of technological innovation A call to update our aging financial organizations, particularly the infrastructure of money itself, and focus on renewed faith and confidence in free market innovation A foreword by Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, two of the biggest names in cryptocurrencies CryptoDad argues that the next digital wave will be the coming Internet of Value, where cryptocurrencies will do the Internet of Information did to immaterial things: make them accessible, distributable, and movable instantly across the globe. This book is an ideal introduction to the importance of technology in the marketplace.

World Social Report 2020

By Department of Economic and Social Affairs
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : United Nations
  • Isbn : 9210043677
  • Pages : 216
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 989
  • File Pdf: world-social-report-2020.pdf

Book Summary:

This report examines the links between inequality and other major global trends (or megatrends), with a focus on technological change, climate change, urbanization and international migration. The analysis pays particular attention to poverty and labour market trends, as they mediate the distributional impacts of the major trends selected. It also provides policy recommendations to manage these megatrends in an equitable manner and considers the policy implications, so as to reduce inequalities and support their implementation.

Storm Surge

By Taylor Anderson
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 1101614161
  • Pages : 512
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 939
  • File Pdf: storm-surge.pdf

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In the Pacific, as USS Walker is repaired and updated after a previous battle and Matt Reddy is healing from his wounds, planning begins for a bold raid on the very heart of the Grik Empire. But time is running out for the Alliance army in Indiaa, and the Allied forces in the west must gather in an unprecedented land, air, and sea campaign to destroy the mighty Grik battle fleet and break through to their relief. All other plans go on hold when the attempt proves more difficult—and more heartbreakingly costly—than anyone imagined. Meanwhile, the struggle continues on other fronts near and far: in the jungles of Borno in distant southern Africa and in the Americas, where the Allies are finally learning the terrible truth about the twisted Dominion. The Alliance is on the offensive everywhere, but their enemies have a few surprises, including new weaponry and new tactics...and a stunning geographic advantage that Reddy never suspected. Until now.

Rethinking Liberalism for the 21st Century

By Giunia Gatta
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1351205374
  • Pages : 154
  • Category : Political Science
  • Reads : 301
  • File Pdf: rethinking-liberalism-for-the-21st-century.pdf

Book Summary:

Rethinking Liberalism for the 21st Century offers an indispensable reexamination of the life, work, and interventions of a prominent liberal political theorist of the 20th century: Judith Shklar. Drawing on published and unpublished sources including Shklar’s correspondence, lecture notes, and other manuscripts, Giunia Gatta presents a fresh theoretical interpretation of Shklar’s liberalism as philosophically and politically radical. Beginning with a thorough reconstruction of Shklar’s life and her interest in political theory, Gatta turns her attention to examining the tension between Shklar’s critique of the term "modernity" and her passion for Enlightenment thinkers, including Rousseau and Hegel. In the second part of the book, Gatta roots Shklar’s liberalism of permanent minorities in her work in the history of political thought, and highlights this contribution as a fundamental recasting of liberalism as the political philosophy of outsiders. She makes a compelling argument for a liberalism of permanent minorities that refuses to stand on the ground of firm foundations and, instead, is oriented by complex understandings of cruelty and fear. Rethinking Liberalism for the 21st Century is a much-needed reorientation of traditional liberal policies, allowing for a more meaningful intervention in many contemporary debates. As such, it will be of interest to scholars of political theory, the history of political thought and ideas, philosophy, international relations, and political science in general.