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The Greatest Works of Elizabeth Cady Stanton: The Woman’s Bible, The History of Women’s Suffrage From 1848 to 1885, Eighty Years and More: Reminiscences 1815-1897

by Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815-1902) was an American suffragist, social activist, abolitionist, and leading figure of the early women’s rights movement. Her Declaration of Sentiments, presented at the Seneca Falls Convention held in 1848 in Seneca Falls, New York, is often credited with initiating the first organized women’s rights and women’s suffrage movements in the United States. Stanton was president of the National Woman Suffrage Association from 1892 until 1900.
The Woman’s Bible
Comments on Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy
Comments on the Old and New Testaments from Joshua to Revelation
The History of Women’s Suffrage From 1848 to 1885
Eighty Years and More: Reminiscences 1815-1897

Cohabitation and Marriage in the Americas: Geo-historical Legacies and New Trends

by Albert Esteve

This open access book presents an innovative study of the rise of unmarried cohabitation in the Americas, from Canada to Argentina. Using an extensive sample of individual census data for nearly all countries on the continent, it offers a cross-national, comparative view of this recent demographic trend and its impact on the family. The book offers a tour of the historical legacies and regional heterogeneity in unmarried cohabitation, covering: Canada, the United States, Mexico, Central America, Colombia, the Andean region, Brazil, and the Southern Cone. It also explores the diverse meanings of cohabitation from a cross-national perspective and examines the theoretical implications of recent developments on family change in the Americas. The book uses data from the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series, International (IPUMS), a project dedicated to collecting and distributing census data from around the world. This large sample size enables an empirical testing of one of the currently most powerful explanatory frameworks for changes in family formation around the world, the theory of the Second Demographic Transition. With its unique geographical scope, this book will provide researchers with a new understanding into the spectacular rise in premarital cohabitation in the Americas, which has become one of the most salient trends in partnership formation in the region.

Handbook of Life Course Health Development

by Neal Halfon

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.
â??This handbook synthesizes and analyzes the growing knowledge base on life course health development (LCHD) from the prenatal period through emerging adulthood, with implications for clinical practice and public health. It presents LCHD as an innovative field with a sound theoretical framework for understanding wellness and disease from a lifespan perspective, replacing previous medical, biopsychosocial, and early genomic models of health. Interdisciplinary chapters discuss major health concerns (diabetes, obesity), important less-studied conditions (hearing, kidney health), and large-scale issues (nutrition, adversity) from a lifespan viewpoint.  In addition, chapters address methodological approaches and challenges by analyzing existing measures, studies, and surveys. The book concludes with the editors’ research agenda that proposes priorities for future LCHD research and its application to health care practice and health policy.Topics featured in the Handbook include: The prenatal period and its effect on child obesity and metabolic outcomes.
Pregnancy complications and their effect on women’s cardiovascular health.
A multi-level approach for obesity prevention in children.
Application of the LCHD framework to autism spectrum disorder.
Socioeconomic disadvantage and its influence on health development across the lifespan.
The importance of nutrition to optimal health development across the lifespan.
The Handbook of Life Course Health Development is a must-have resource for researchers, clinicians/professionals, and graduate students in developmental psychology/science; maternal and child health; social work; health economics; educational policy and politics; and medical law as well as many interrelated subdisciplines in psychology, medicine, public health, mental health, education, social welfare, economics, sociology, and law.

Lone Parenthood in the Life Course (Life Course Research and Social Policies)

by Laura Bernardi

Lone parenthood is an increasing reality in the 21st century, reinforced by the diffusion of divorce and separation. This volume provides a comprehensive portrait of lone parenthood at the beginning of the XXI century from a life course perspective. The contributions included in this volume examine the dynamics of lone parenthood in the life course and explore the trajectories of lone parents in terms of income, poverty, labour, market behaviour, wellbeing, and health. Throughout, comparative analyses of data from countries as France, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Belgium, Sweden, Switzerland, Hungary, and Australia help portray how lone parenthood varies between regions, cultures, generations, and institutional settings. The findings show that one-parent households are inhabited by a rather heterogeneous world of mothers and fathers facing different challenges.
Readers will not only discover the demographics and diversity of lone parents, but also the variety of social representations and discourses about the changing phenomenon of lone parenthood. The book provides a mixture of qualitative and quantitative studies on lone parenthood. Using large scale and longitudinal panel and register data, the reader will gain insight in complex processes across time. More qualitative case studies on the other hand discuss the definition of lone parenthood, the public debate around it, and the social and subjective representations of lone parents themselves. 
This book aims at sociologists, demographers, psychologists, political scientists, family therapists, and policy makers who want to gain new insights into one of the most striking changes in family forms over the last 50 years.
This book is open access under a CC BY License.

Survival Tips: Proven DIY Household Survival Techniques

by Rebecca McDaniel

Survival Tips: Proven DIY Household Survival Techniques

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live on your own without anyone there to help you find food, water, and shelter?

Whether the thought of this happening frightens or excites you or maybe both, you should be prepared for the worst to happen. Natural disasters occur every year and thousands of people are left stranded without fresh water, food, and even shelter during a time when they really need it. Being prepared for something like this will ensure that you are one of the survivors rather than the people who have perished wondering if they could have been better equipped.

In this book, you will find information about how to:

– Find water and filter it as well as purify it to rid it of harmful bacteria, viruses, heavy metals, and chemical pollutants.

– Build a fire to stay warm, help with purifying water, and cook food using just a magnifying glass, a bottle of water, or different types of common household chemicals.

– Create a shelter using only what you can find in nature or a tarp.

– Find food using snares and fishing traps.

– How to tell if vegetation is poisonous or not, even if you don’t know what the plant is.

– How to create your very own survival kit for when disaster strikes!

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Transgovernance: Advancing Sustainability Governance

by Louis Meuleman

â??Transgovernance: Advancing Sustainability Governance’ analyses the question what recent and ongoing changes in the relations between politics, science and media – together characterized as the emergence of a knowledge democracy – may imply for governance for sustainable development, on global and other levels of societal decision making, and the other way around: How can the discussion on sustainable development contribute to a knowledge democracy? How can concepts such as second modernity, reflexivity, configuration theory, (meta)governance theory and cultural theory contribute to a â??transgovernance’ approach which goes beyond mainstream sustainability governance? This volume presents contributions from various angles: internationalrelations, governance and metagovernance theory, (environmental) economicsand innovation science. It offers challenging insights regarding institutions andtransformation processes, and on the paradigms behind contemporary sustainability governance.This book gives the sustainability governance debate a new context. It transforms classical questions into new options for societal decision making and identifies starting points and strategies towards effective governance of transitions to sustainability.

Comparative Perspectives on Work-Life Balance and Gender Equality: Fathers on Leave Alone (Life Course Research and Social Policies)

by Margaret O’Brien

This book is open access under a CC BY-NC 2.5 license.

This book portrays men’s experiences of home alone leave and how it affects their lives and family gender roles in different policy contexts and explores how this unique parental leave design is implemented in these contrasting policy regimes.   The book brings together three major theoretical strands: social policy, in particular the literature on comparative leave policy developments; family and gender studies, in particular the analysis of gendered divisions of work and care and recent shifts in parenting and work-family balance; critical studies of men and masculinities, with a specific focus on fathers and fathering in contemporary western societies and life-courses. Drawing on empirical data from in-depth interviews with fathers across eleven countries, the book shows that the experiences and social processes associated with fathers’ home alone leave involve a diversity of trends, revealing both innovations and absence of change, including pluralization as well as the constraining influence of policy, gender, and social context.   As a theoretical and empirical book it raises important issues on modernization of the life course and the family in contemporary societies. The book will be of particular interest to scholars in comparing western societies and welfare states as well as to scholars seeking to understand changing work-life policies and family life in societies with different social and historical pathways. 

Public Health Ethics: Cases Spanning the Globe (Public Health Ethics Analysis)

by Drue H. Barrett

This Open Access book highlights the ethical issues and dilemmas that arise in the practice of public health. It is also a tool to support instruction, debate, and dialogue regarding public health ethics. Although the practice of public health has always included consideration of ethical issues, the field of public health ethics as a discipline is a relatively new and emerging area. There are few practical training resources for public health practitioners, especially resources which include discussion of realistic cases which are likely to arise in the practice of public health. This work discusses these issues on a case to case basis and helps create awareness and understanding of the ethics of public health care. The main audience for the casebook is public health practitioners, including front-line workers, field epidemiology trainers and trainees, managers, planners, and decision makers who have an interest in learning about how to integrate ethical analysis into their day to day public health practice. The casebook is also useful to schools of public health and public health students as well as to academic ethicists who can use the book to teach public health ethics and distinguish it from clinical and research ethics.

Beyond Safety Training: Embedding Safety in Professional Skills (SpringerBriefs in Safety Management)

by Corinne Bieder

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.
This book investigates why, despite more and more resources devoted to safety training, expectations are not entirely met, particularly in the industrial sectors that have already achieved a high safety level. It not only reflects the most precious viewpoints of experts from different disciplines, different countries, with experiences in various industrial fields at the cutting edge of theories and practices in terms of safety, professionalization and their relationships. It also consolidates the positioning of the Foundation for an Industrial Safety Culture, highlighting what is currently considered at stake in terms of safety training, taking into account the system of constraints the different stakeholders are submitted to. It reports some success stories as well as elements which could explain the observed plateau in terms of outcome. It identifies some levers for evolution for at-risk industry and outlines a possible research agenda to go further with experimental solutions.

Wicca for Beginners: A Guide to Wiccan Beliefs, Magic and Witchcraft: Finding Your Path, Living a Magical Life – Wicca for beginners book – you will know … is wicca, wiccan definition and much more

by Sophie Welch

Are you interested in the ideas and thoughts that Wicca followers promulgate?

Do you feel a connection with nature on a deep, spiritual level?
Do you feel peace and wonder when you step outside and walk among the plants and trees? Do you feel that all living things hold value on a physical, emotional and spiritual level If you’re looking to find a religion or spiritual practice that worships nature without specific rules or conforming restrictions, consider reading on to learn about the religion of Wicca.
Wicca is a neo-pagan (“new pagan”) religion based on the worship of nature and the forces of nature that can be both magical and divine. Wiccans celebrate and honor the cycles of nature and regard all forms of life as equal. Along with plants and animals, the unifying spirit centered in the Wiccan religion exist in mountains, rivers, rocks and all of the world’s natural features. This divine spiritual energy, sometimes called the Divine, exists in all things, including humans. Collectively, these concepts drive home the idea that we are a part of everything and everything is apart of us.

The parts of this book cover:

  • What is Wicca
  • Basic Principles and Practice of Wicca
  • Deities and the Divine
  • The Wheel of the Year
  • The Elements of Wicca
  • Wiccan definition
  • Witchcraft and Magic
  • Fundamentals of philosophy for beginners
  • Tips for Getting Started on the Wiccan Path

This book on wicca for beginners will give you practical knowledge. You will learn about the basic principles of Vicki, Elements of Wicca, Wicca rituals.
All in all, Wicca for beginners is the perfect book for everybody.

Get your copy of this fantastic book now and start learning more about the Wicca.

Der Antichrist (German Edition)

by Friedrich Nietzsche

Wie in mehreren seiner letzten Werke philosophiert Nietzsche auch hier “mit dem Hammer” und will alte Werte “umwerten”. Unter Rückgriff auf einige seiner früheren Schriften bündelt er seine Kritik am Christentum, der er eine bisher nicht gekannte Schärfe gibt. In oft prägnanten Sätzen kritisiert er das Christentum der Priester, das im Wesentlichen von Paulus begründet worden sei und das unter anderem das Erbe der griechischen und römischen Antike vernichtet habe.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) war ein deutscher klassischer Philologe. Den jungen Nietzsche beeindruckte besonders die Philosophie Schopenhauers. Später wandte er sich von dessen Pessimismus ab und stellte eine radikale Lebensbejahung in den Mittelpunkt seiner Philosophie. Sein Werk enthält scharfe Kritiken an Moral, Religion, Philosophie, Wissenschaft und Formen der Kunst. Die zeitgenössische Kultur war in seinen Augen lebensschwächer als die des antiken Griechenlands. Wiederkehrendes Ziel von Nietzsches Angriffen ist vor allem die christliche Moral sowie die christliche und platonistische Metaphysik. Er stellte den Wert der Wahrheit überhaupt in Frage und wurde damit Wegbereiter postmoderner philosophischer Ansätze. Auch Nietzsches Konzepte des “Ã?bermenschen”, des “Willens zur Macht” oder der “ewigen Wiederkunft” geben bis heute Anlass zu Deutungen und Diskussionen.

Menschliches, Allzumenschliches (Vollständige Ausgabe: Band 1&2): Ein Buch für freie Geister – Nietzsches berühmteste Aphorismensammlung (German Edition)

by Friedrich Nietzsche

Dieses eBook: “Menschliches, Allzumenschliches” ist mit einem detaillierten und dynamischen Inhaltsverzeichnis versehen und wurde sorgfältig korrekturgelesen.
Menschliches, Allzumenschliches ist eine philosophische Schrift von Friedrich Nietzsche. Die erste Auflage erschien am 100. Todestag von Voltaire und ist diesem gewidmet. Das Buch führt den Untertitel Ein Buch für freie Geister und ist eine Aphorismensammlung, die um thematische Schwerpunkte gruppiert sind.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) war ein deutscher klassischer Philologe. Den jungen Nietzsche beeindruckte besonders die Philosophie Schopenhauers. Später wandte er sich von dessen Pessimismus ab und stellte eine radikale Lebensbejahung in den Mittelpunkt seiner Philosophie. Sein Werk enthält scharfe Kritiken an Moral, Religion, Philosophie, Wissenschaft und Formen der Kunst. Die zeitgenössische Kultur war in seinen Augen lebensschwächer als die des antiken Griechenlands. Wiederkehrendes Ziel von Nietzsches Angriffen ist vor allem die christliche Moral sowie die christliche und platonistische Metaphysik. Er stellte den Wert der Wahrheit überhaupt in Frage und wurde damit Wegbereiter postmoderner philosophischer Ansätze. Auch Nietzsches Konzepte des “Ã?bermenschen”, des “Willens zur Macht” oder der “ewigen Wiederkunft” geben bis heute Anlass zu Deutungen und Diskussionen.

Scenes of Sympathy: Identity and Representation in Victorian Fiction

by Audrey Jaffe

In Scenes of Sympathy, Audrey Jaffe argues that representations of sympathy in Victorian fiction both reveal and unsettle Victorian ideologies of identity. Situating these representations within the context of Victorian visual culture, and offering new readings of key works by Charles Dickens, Elizabeth Gaskell, Ellen Wood, George Eliot, Oscar Wilde, and Arthur Conan Doyle, Jaffe shows how mid-Victorian spectacles of social difference construct the middle-class self, and how late-Victorian narratives of feeling pave the way for the sympathetic affinities of contemporary identity politics. Perceptive and elegantly written, Scenes of Sympathy is the first detailed examination of the place of sympathy in Victorian fiction and ideology. It will redirect the current critical conversation about sympathy and refocus discussions of late-Victorian fictions of identity.

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