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Principles Of Islamic Accounting
by Baydoun, Nabil | Sulaiman, Maliah | Ibrahim, Shahul | Willett, Roger
Edition: 1st
Publish: Jul 2018
ISBN-13: 9781119023296

Status:Not yet published

Price: S$140.60

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Your introduction to Islamic accounting

Principles of Islamic Accounting is the first and only text that covers the fundamentals of Is
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Your introduction to Islamic accounting

Principles of Islamic Accounting is the first and only text that covers the fundamentals of Islamic accounting in English. A comprehensive guide, this groundbreaking reference offers both insight into Islamic accounting best practices and disclosure for Shariah-compliant instruments. Covering everything from basic transaction analysis to the preparation of financial statements, this reference serves as a broad framework around which undergraduate students can build their understanding of the Islamic business environment by offering context and showcasing how Islamic values can influence the disclosure of financial information.

Islamic accounting is becoming an increasingly important aspect of the business field as globalization results in a surge in business partnerships and transactions around the world. Today's students need to understand Islamic accounting principles in order to effectively work with professionals who adhere to these standards—and accessing this information via text in English was not possible until this revolutionary reference.

  • Review the basics through an introduction to Islamic accounting
  • Understand the recording process, and how to complete the accounting cycle and adjust accounts as necessary
  • Explore accounting for assets, liabilities, equity, and sukuk, as well as zakat and takaful accounting
  • Discover details regarding Islamic commercial law, accounting for Islamic financial institutions, and Islamic corporate governance and sustainability, and look at auditing from an Islamic perspective

Principles of Islamic Accounting is an essential text for first-year university students who are studying Islamic accounting, as well as professional societies and organizations that support the use of Islamic accounting principles, such as The Islamic Finance Professionals Association.

Perl And Mysql Web Development:a Data–driven Approach
by Valentine, Thomas
Publish: Jul 2018
ISBN-13: 9781484205150

Status:Not yet published

Price: S$71.92

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Learn large-scale data-driven web development with the Perl scripting language and the MySQL database. Perl and MySQL Web Development:
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Learn large-scale data-driven web development with the Perl scripting language and the MySQL database. Perl and MySQL Web Development: A Data-Driven Approach concentrates on the practical coding required to build robust and capable web applications with Perl and MySQL. Starting from the fundamentals, you'll move from code snippets to fully functional Perl scripts that culminates in the project for the book – a feature rich data-driven bulletin board.

Packed with code examples, this book leaves no stone unturned. The various practical methods required to build powerful web applications are covered in detail, using plain language descriptions and exercises. To cover the various implementations and configurations available with this program set, you'll work through a functioning example of a complex bulletin board program that utilizes the full capabilities of Perl, the Apache web server, and the MySQL database. You’ll explore the various possibilities available for the creation of dynamic, data-driven web pages.

The project is a working example of the technologies at play and a fully functional and feature rich data-driven bulletin board program. A bulletin board is a collection of topics that the users can post threads in. Within these threads are text, or text and image posts, that reflect the thread and topic categories. 

The Cost Of Living
by Deborah Levy
Publish: Jul 2018
ISBN-13: 9781635571912

Status:Not yet published

Price: S$29.60

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A searching examination of the burdens and sacrifices of a woman's life from two-time Booker Prize finalist Deborah Levy. To strip t
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A searching examination of the burdens and sacrifices of a woman's life from two-time Booker Prize finalist Deborah Levy. To strip the wallpaper off the fairy tale of The Family House in which the comfort and happiness of men and children has been the priority is to find behind it an unthanked, unloved, neglected, exhausted woman. The Cost of Living explores the sacrifices women make when they fill the roles of wife and mother and the resulting erasure of their names, spaces, and stories. In this manifesto infused with warmth and humor, Deborah Levy makes a rigorous, political argument that we must be more than the roles society assigns to us; that we must be the major characters in our own lives. Only in this way will we break with the usual rituals, unsettle old boundaries, and collapse social hierarchies. Levy draws on her own stories--her divorce, the move out of her family home, her mother's death--and those of women she meets in everyday life, from a girl reading in a bar, deflecting a man's advances, to a particularly brilliant student, to a vocal nonagenarian, and blends them with gender politics, philosophy, and literary theory. Her startling honesty, searching self-analysis, and generous wisdom makes The Cost of Living urgent, essential reading in this current political climate.
Screen Society
by Cashmore, Ellis | Cleland, Jamie | Dixon, Kevin
Publish: Jul 2018
ISBN-13: 9783319681634

Status:Published

Price: S$55.98

Book Description

Screens have been with us since the eighteenth century, though we became accustomed to staring at them only after the appearance of film and televi
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Screens have been with us since the eighteenth century, though we became accustomed to staring at them only after the appearance of film and television in the twentieth century. But there was nothing in film or TV that prepared us for the revolution wrought by the combination of screens and the internet. Society has been transformed and this book asks how and with what consequences?

Screen Society’s conclusions are based on an original research project conducted by scholars in the UK and Australia. The researchers designed their own research platform and elicited the thoughts and opinions of nearly 2000 participants, to draw together insights of today’s society as seen by users of smartphones, tablets and computers – what the authors call Screenagers. The book issues challenges to accepted wisdom on many of the so-called problems associated with our persistent use of screen devices, including screen addiction, trolling, gaming and gambling.

Computer Application In Fire Protection Engineering
by DeCicco, Paul R
Edition: 1st
Publish: Jul 2018
ISBN-13: 9780415785204
ISBN-10:0415785200
Status:Not yet published

Price: S$186.30

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A collection of papers that address such issues as model limits and reliability, emerging expert systems and integrated gas and solid phase combustion
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A collection of papers that address such issues as model limits and reliability, emerging expert systems and integrated gas and solid phase combustion simulation models.
Latinx Voices:hispanics In Media In The U.s
by Coronado, Katie | Kight, Erica
Edition: 1st
Publish: Jul 2018
ISBN-13: 9781138240216
ISBN-10:1138240214
Status:Not yet published

Price: S$232.88

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LatinX Voices is the first undergraduate textbook that includes an overview of Hispanic/LatinX Media in the U.S. and gives readers an unde
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LatinX Voices is the first undergraduate textbook that includes an overview of Hispanic/LatinX Media in the U.S. and gives readers an understanding of how media in the United States has transformed around this audience. Based on the authors’ professional and research experience, and teaching broadcast media courses in the classroom, this text covers the evolving industry and offers perspective on topics related to Latin-American areas of interest. With professional testimonials from those who have left their mark in print, radio, television, film and new media, this collection of chapters brings together expert voices in Hispanic/LatinX media from across the U.S., and explains the impact of this population on the media industry today.

Latinx Voices:hispanics In Media In The U.s
by Coronado, Katie | Kight, Erica
Edition: 1st
Publish: Jul 2018
ISBN-13: 9781138240308
ISBN-10:1138240303
Status:Not yet published

Price: S$83.82

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LatinX Voices is the first undergraduate textbook that includes an overview of Hispanic/LatinX Media in the U.S. and gives readers an unde
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LatinX Voices is the first undergraduate textbook that includes an overview of Hispanic/LatinX Media in the U.S. and gives readers an understanding of how media in the United States has transformed around this audience. Based on the authors’ professional and research experience, and teaching broadcast media courses in the classroom, this text covers the evolving industry and offers perspective on topics related to Latin-American areas of interest. With professional testimonials from those who have left their mark in print, radio, television, film and new media, this collection of chapters brings together expert voices in Hispanic/LatinX media from across the U.S., and explains the impact of this population on the media industry today.

Changing Times For Black Professionals
by Harvey Wingfield, Adia
Edition: 1st
Publish: Jul 2018
ISBN-13: 9781138164888
ISBN-10:1138164887
Status:Not yet published

Price: S$167.67

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This book is a study of the challenges, issues, and obstacles facing black professional workers in the United States. Though they have always been
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This book is a study of the challenges, issues, and obstacles facing black professional workers in the United States. Though they have always been a part of the U.S. labor force, black professionals have often been overlooked in media, research, and public opinion. Ironically, however, their experiences offer a particularly effective way to understand how race shapes social life, opportunities, and upward mobility. As the 21st century continues to usher in increasing demographic, social, and economic change to the United States, it is critical to consider the impact this will have on an important sector of the labor force. In this book, I examine the reasons why sociological study of black professional workers is important and valuable, review the literature that examines their experiences in the workplace, and consider the issues and challenges they are likely to face in a rapidly shifting social world.

The goal of this new, unique Series is to offer readable, teachable "thinking frames" on today’s social problems and social issues by leading scholars, all in short 60 page or shorter formats, and available for view on http://routledge.customgateway.com/routledge-social-issues.html

For instructors teaching a wide range of courses in the social sciences, the Routledge Social Issues Collection now offers the best of both worlds: originally written short texts that provide "overviews" to important social issues as well as teachable excerpts from larger works previously published by Routledge and other presses.

Conflict Resolution For Kids:a Group Facilitator's Guide
by Lane, Pamela S.
Edition: 1st
Publish: Jul 2018
ISBN-13: 9781138163591
ISBN-10:1138163597
Status:Not yet published

Price: S$167.67

Disability And Sexual Health:critical Psychological Perspectives
by Rohleder, Poul | Hellum Braathen, Stine | Carew, Mark Thomas
Edition: 1st
Publish: Jul 2018
ISBN-13: 9781138123717
ISBN-10:1138123714
Status:Not yet published

Price: S$176.99

Book Description

The sexual lives of people with disabilities are rarely discussed. It is as if, because someone has a biological or psychological impairment, they
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The sexual lives of people with disabilities are rarely discussed. It is as if, because someone has a biological or psychological impairment, they do not exist as a sexual being. As such, many people with disabilities feel marginalised and powerless not only in their day-today lives, but also in their ability to form sexual relationships. A range of health issues are raised as a result.

Illustrated by research drawn from a range of international contexts, this book is the first to examine this important but seldom acknowledged issue. Beginning with an understanding of how both disability and sexuality are socially defined phenomena, the book discusses the implications for the sexual health of people with disabilities, from sexual health education and access to information to STDs and possible sexual exploitation.

Concluding with a chapter recommending inclusive practice in line with the aims of the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities, this book will be important reading for anyone studying health psychology, critical psychology or the psychology of disability, as well as anyone working with people with disabilities, including social workers and those in healthcare.

Air And Environmental Quality In Livestock And Agricultural Buildings
by Banhazi, Thomas | Aland, Andres | Hartung, Joerg
Edition: 1st
Publish: Jul 2018
ISBN-13: 9781138027039
ISBN-10:1138027030
Status:Not yet published

Price: S$344.66

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Good housing environment that promotes high production efficiency, excellent health and optimal welfare for different livestock species is an essentia
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Good housing environment that promotes high production efficiency, excellent health and optimal welfare for different livestock species is an essential aspect of sustainable animal production. This book is written for all those who are involved in managing the production efficiency, health and welfare conditions of housed livestock on commercial farms, including farm workers, animal scientists, veterinarians, agricultural engineers and students. The appropriate management of livestock buildings is an ever improving professional endeavour and this book is set out to review the ‘current best practice management’ in relation to air quality management of livestock buildings that have to be managed correctly to generate environmental conditions that will enhance the production efficiency, health and welfare of livestock, the health of farm workers and people living near farming operations. Contributions to this book are from highly respected specialists from around the world. All key areas of air quality management are reviewed in this book, including sources of pollution, measurement techniques, effects of airborne pollutants and abatement methods. Issues such as the control of emissions, role of hygiene, maintenance of optimal air quality, the management of aerial environment as well as the use of modern technological tools in aid building management will be discussed in this publication. This book will provide a unique forum for leading international experts to convey up-to-date information to professionals involved in modern animal production.
Civic Performance:pageantry And Entertainments In Early Modern London
by Finlayson, J Caitlin | Sen, Amrita
Edition: 1st
Publish: Jul 2018
ISBN-13: 9781138228399
ISBN-10:1138228397
Status:Not yet published

Price: S$167.67

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Pageantry in sixteenth and seventeenth century London played a major role in civic life not merely as spectacle but as a means of formulating, arti
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Pageantry in sixteenth and seventeenth century London played a major role in civic life not merely as spectacle but as a means of formulating, articulating, and often transforming civic identity. Civic Performance: Pageantry and Entertainments in Early Modern London brings together essays by outstanding scholars in the field, exploring the civic nature of these events, including civic identity and values, civic history, and Early Modern London's socio-political controversies. The ways in which these pageants and entertainments negotiated the nature and limits of civic space, citizenship, and commerce help us to shed light on questions of civic negotiation, global trade and the influx of foreigners in Early Modern England.

Moses Mendelssohn′s Hebrew Writings
by Mendelssohn, Moses | Breuer, Edward | Sorkin, David
Publish: Jul 2018
ISBN-13: 9780300229028
ISBN-10:030022902X
Status:Not yet published

Price: S$74.00

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German Jewish philosopher Moses Mendelssohn (1729–1786) was one of the most influential Enlightenment thinkers. While many of his German wo
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German Jewish philosopher Moses Mendelssohn (1729–1786) was one of the most influential Enlightenment thinkers. While many of his German works have been translated into English, the majority of his Hebrew works have been largely inaccessible. This volume of expertly translated works makes an important contribution to modern Jewish thought. Refuting the notion that Mendelssohn led a bifurcated intellectual and spiritual existence, these texts demonstrate Mendelssohn’s ability to transform traditional religious genres into vehicles for philosophical argumentation, thereby allowing for a fuller understanding of this formative figure.
The Indian Pharmaceutical Industry:impact Of Changes In The Ipr Regime
by Mitsumori, Yaeko
Publish: Jul 2018
ISBN-13: 9789811067891

Status:Published

Price: S$79.98

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This study analyzes the impact of the revision of the Indian Patent Act (2005) on the Indian pharmaceutical industry, which has been achieving heal
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This study analyzes the impact of the revision of the Indian Patent Act (2005) on the Indian pharmaceutical industry, which has been achieving healthy growth over the past 30 to 40 years or more. As of 2005, the Indian pharmaceutical industry was ranked as No. 4 in the world in terms of volume and 15th in terms of value. WTO/TRIPS required India to revise its patent law, however, and to introduce product patents in the pharmaceutical field. Many not only in India but also in the world had argued that the local pharmaceutical industry could deteriorate once a strong patent law (such as a product patent) was introduced. However, the Indian pharmaceutical industry has continued to develop rapidly even after the revision of the patent law in 2005. This present study started with efforts to work out the reason the Indian pharmaceutical industry successfully expanded even after the introduction of product patents. The study found that a unique article (the so-called '3-d‘) inserted in the Patent Act 2005  might have played a role in diminishing or preventing a negative impact from the introduction of a strong patent system, such as a product patents.  The study also considers that a change of the business model adopted by the Indian pharmaceutical industry might have contributed to diminishing the effect of the negative impact from the introduction of a strong patent law.

This study also covers recent developments in India regarding intellectual property rights and the pharmaceutical industry. One is India’s very first compulsory license granted to an Indian pharmaceutical company, Natco, against the large German pharmaceutical firm Bayer; and the second is the Supreme Court decision on Novartis’ Gleevec. The study analyzes the fundamental problems that caused these two events: access to medicine and gaps in the concept of intellectual property in the pharmaceutical industry. As possible solutions to these fundamental issues, this book explores the ideas of voluntary licensing and tiered pricing. 

The Palgrave Handbook Of Workplace Spirituality And Fulfillment
by Dhiman, Satinder | Roberts, Gary E. | Crossman, Joanna Elizabeth
Publish: Jul 2018
ISBN-13: 9783319621630

Status:Published

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This book presents an up-to-date and comprehensive survey of the field of Workplace Spirituality. It uses a structured yet open-ended schema to captur
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This book presents an up-to-date and comprehensive survey of the field of Workplace Spirituality. It uses a structured yet open-ended schema to capture the best of research and practices on the subject. Presenting a clear and concise approach to spirituality in the workplace, it traces the genesis and growth of this burgeoning field and suggests trends and future directions in Workplace Spirituality. Drawing upon various theistic and non-theistic traditions of the world, it negotiates a clear dialectic of different dimensions and models of Workplace Spirituality, including the best of emerging new age spiritualties.

Weaving various strands of management, spirituality, religion, and positive psychology in a systematic manner, this Handbook provides an in-depth and critical appraisal of a wide array of topics such as: spiritual, social, and emotional intelligence; mindfulness, meaning and purpose and fulfillment at work; various forms of positive leadership such as servant, values-based, authentic, spiritual leadership; servant-followership and corporate citizenship behavior; workplace spirituality and organizational performance.

Human Inspired Dexterity In Robotic Manipulation
by Watanabe,Tetsuyou | Harada,Kensuke | Tada,Mitsunori
Publish: Jul 2018
ISBN-13: 9780128133859

Status:Not yet published

Price: S$222.00

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Financial Decision–making For Engineers
by Drummond, Colin K.
Publish: Jul 2018
ISBN-13: 9780300192186
ISBN-10:0300192185
Status:Not yet published

Price: S$66.60

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This book provides engineers with little or no business background with the financial decision-making skills necessary for a management career. B
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This book provides engineers with little or no business background with the financial decision-making skills necessary for a management career. Based on materials used by students in a Master of Engineering Management program at Case Western Reserve University and informed by both classroom and industry experience, this essential guide could be used in courses or independent study. The chapters introduce and integrate key concepts relevant to basic management, accounting, and finance that will enhance the critical thinking and confidence necessary for success as a chief technology officer or in any business career.
Breakpoint – Reckoning With America′s Environmental Crises
by Jackson, Jeremy B. C. | Chapple, Steve
Publish: Jul 2018
ISBN-13: 9780300179392
ISBN-10:0300179391
Status:Not yet published

Price: S$38.48

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Eminent ecologist Jeremy B. C. Jackson and award-winning journalist Steve Chapple traveled the length of the Mississippi River interviewing farme
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Eminent ecologist Jeremy B. C. Jackson and award-winning journalist Steve Chapple traveled the length of the Mississippi River interviewing farmers, fishermen, scientists, and policymakers to better understand the mounting environmental problems ravaging the United States. Along their journey, the pair uncovered surprising and profound connections between ecological systems and environmental crises across the country. Artfully weaving together independent research and engaging storytelling, Jackson and Chapple examine the looming threats from industrial agriculture, river mismanagement, extreme weather events, drought, and rising sea levels that are pushing the country toward the breaking point of ecological and economic collapse. Yet, despite these challenges, the authors provide optimistic and practical solutions for addressing these multidimensional issues to achieve greater environmental stability and human well-being. With a passionate call to action, they look hopefully toward emerging and achievable solutions to preserve the country’s future.
Rooted Cosmopolitans – Jews And Human Rights In The Twentieth Century
by Loeffler, James
Publish: Jul 2018
ISBN-13: 9780300217247
ISBN-10:0300217242
Status:Not yet published

Price: S$48.10

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The year 2018 marks the seventieth anniversary of two momentous events in twentieth-century history: the birth of the State of Israel and the cre
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The year 2018 marks the seventieth anniversary of two momentous events in twentieth-century history: the birth of the State of Israel and the creation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Both remained tied together in the ongoing debates about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Yet the surprising connections between Zionism and the origins of international human rights are completely unknown today. In this riveting account, James Loeffler explores this controversial history through the stories of five remarkable Jewish founders of international human rights, following them from the prewar shtetls of eastern Europe to the postwar United Nations, a journey that includes the Nuremberg and Eichmann trials, the founding of Amnesty International, and the UN resolution of 1975 labeling Zionism as racism. The result is a book that challenges long-held assumptions about the history of human rights and offers a startlingly new perspective on the roots of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Textures – Pour Approfondir La Communication Orale Et crite
by Hall, Elizabeth Bergl | Theobald, Anne | Hall, Mark Andrew | Pfrehm, James
Publish: Jul 2018
ISBN-13: 9780300200324
ISBN-10:0300200323
Status:Not yet published

Price: S$96.20

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This innovative French-language textbook employs a holistic approach that integrates listening, reading, writing, and conversation—placing
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This innovative French-language textbook employs a holistic approach that integrates listening, reading, writing, and conversation—placing communication at the heart of the learning experience. It provides intermediate-level students with the interpretive tools necessary for literary and cultural studies through interactions with a variety of products, including short stories, poems, essays, images, and podcasts, treating language proficiency not solely as the mastery of discrete skills, but as the ability to express oneself fully in a variety of cultural contexts.
State Of Repression:iraq Under Saddam Hussein
by Blaydes, Lisa
Publish: Jul 2018
ISBN-13: 9780691180274
ISBN-10:069118027X
Status:Published

Price: S$51.80

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A new account of modern Iraqi politics that overturns the conventional wisdom about its sectarian divisions

How did Iraq become one o
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A new account of modern Iraqi politics that overturns the conventional wisdom about its sectarian divisions

How did Iraq become one of the most repressive dictatorships of the late twentieth century? The conventional wisdom about Iraq's modern political history is that the country was doomed by its diverse social fabric. But in State of Repression, Lisa Blaydes challenges this belief by showing that the country's breakdown was far from inevitable. At the same time, she offers a new way of understanding the behavior of other authoritarian regimes and their populations.

Drawing on archival material captured from the headquarters of Saddam Hussein's ruling Ba'th Party in the wake of the 2003 US invasion, Blaydes illuminates the complexities of political life in Iraq, including why certain Iraqis chose to collaborate with the regime while others worked to undermine it. She demonstrates that, despite the Ba'thist regime's pretensions to political hegemony, its frequent reliance on collective punishment of various groups reinforced and cemented identity divisions. At the same time, a series of costly external shocks to the economy—resulting from fluctuations in oil prices and Iraq's war with Iran—weakened the capacity of the regime to monitor, co-opt, coerce, and control factions of Iraqi society.

In addition to calling into question the common story of modern Iraqi politics, State of Repression offers a new explanation of why and how dictators repress their people in ways that can inadvertently strengthen regime opponents.

Reform Catholicism And The International Suppression Of The Jesuits In Enlightenment Europe
by Van Kley, Dale K.
Publish: Jul 2018
ISBN-13: 9780300228465
ISBN-10:0300228465
Status:Not yet published

Price: S$56.24

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The Jesuits devoted themselves to preaching the word of God, administering the sacraments, and spreading the faith by missions in both Europe and
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The Jesuits devoted themselves to preaching the word of God, administering the sacraments, and spreading the faith by missions in both Europe and newly discovered lands abroad. But, in 1773, under intense pressure from the monarchs of Europe, the papacy suppressed the Society of Jesus, an act that reverberated from Europe to the Americas and Southeast Asia. In this scholarly history, Dale Van Kley argues that Reform Catholicism, not a secular Enlightenment, provided the justification for Catholic kings to suppress a society instituted by the papacy. Spanning the years from the mid-sixteenth century to the onset of the French Revolution, and the Jesuit presence from China to Brazil, this is the only single volume in English to make coherent sense of the series of expulsions that add up to what was arguably the most important religious event in Europe of the time, resulting in the secularization of tens of thousands of Jesuits.
Yale French Studies, Number 133 – "detecting" Patrick Modiano: New Perspectives
by Golsan, Richard J. | Higgins, Lynn
Publish: Jul 2018
ISBN-13: 9780300228892
ISBN-10:0300228899
Status:Not yet published

Price: S$66.60

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This volume of Yale French Studies offers new perspectives on the work of the 2014 Nobel laureate in literature, Patrick Modiano. Includin
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This volume of Yale French Studies offers new perspectives on the work of the 2014 Nobel laureate in literature, Patrick Modiano. Including critical reassessments of themes that have informed, indeed haunted, Modiano’s fiction from the outset, this collection of essays places the writer in a variety of new contexts. Topics include explorations of literary and cinematic traditions such as surrealism and film noir, situating Modiano’s work among other literatures, the author's fascination with the dark years of the German Occupation, and his troubled relations with his parents.
Custodians Of The Internet – Platforms, Content Moderation, And The Hidden Decisions That Shape Social Media
by Gillespie, Tarleton
Publish: Jul 2018
ISBN-13: 9780300173130
ISBN-10:030017313X
Status:Not yet published

Price: S$44.40

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Many people want their Twitter feed, Facebook page, and Instagram to be free of harassment and obscenity. Whether faced with “fake news&rdq
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Many people want their Twitter feed, Facebook page, and Instagram to be free of harassment and obscenity. Whether faced with “fake news” or livestreamed violence, “content moderators”—who censor or promote user-posted content—have never been more important. This is especially true when the tools and practices that social media platforms use to curb trolling, ban hate speech, and censor pornography silence the speech you need to hear.
 
In this revealing and nuanced exploration, award-winning social media expert Tarleton Gillespie provides an overview of current social media practices and explains the underlying rationales for how, when, and why these policies are enforced. In doing so, Gillespie highlights that content moderation receives little public scrutiny even as it is shapes social norms and creates consequences for public discourse, cultural production, and social interaction. Based on interviews with content moderators, creators, and consumers, this accessible, timely book is a must-read for anyone who’s ever clicked “Like” or “Retweet.”
Invisible Countries – Journeys To The Edge Of Nationhood
by Keating, Joshua
Publish: Jul 2018
ISBN-13: 9780300221626
ISBN-10:0300221622
Status:Not yet published

Price: S$38.48

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What is a country? While certain basic tenets—such as the clear demarcation of a country's borders, and the acknowledgment of its sover
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What is a country? While certain basic tenets—such as the clear demarcation of a country's borders, and the acknowledgment of its sovereignty by other countries and by international governing bodies like the United Nations—seem applicable, journalist Joshua Keating’s book explores exceptions to these rules, including “breakaway,” “semi-autonomous,” or “self-proclaimed” countries such as Abkhazia, Kurdistan, Somaliland, a Mohawk reservation straddling the U.S.-Canada border, and an island nation whose very existence is threatened by climate change.

Through stories about these countries’ efforts at self-determination, as well as their respective challenges, Keating reveals that there is no universal legal authority determining what we consider a country. He argues that although our current world map appears fairly static, economic, cultural, and environmental forces in the places he describes may spark change. Keating ably bridges history with incisive and sympathetic observations drawn from his travel and personal interviews with residents, political leaders, and scholars in each of these countries.
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