Free politics and current events Kindle books for 07 Apr 18

Off Limits

by Eric Morgan

Off Limits is a work of literary social commentary written as a modern romance. It’s as provocative intellectually as it is sensually. A high heat, professor-student romance with its characters struggling against today’s American university sexual politics, it unabashedly explores the ethics, motivations and consequences of modern day anti-fraternization policies, of issues of consent, of the social status of women and of modern feminism. It is set in 2014 in a small southern university and holds a firm footing in realityâ??no larger than life alphas, no extraordinary events, no ridiculously rich and famous characters, nothing you can’t imagine happening just down the road in Anytown, USA. Off Limits is written to highlight the extraordinary of the mundane, without fluff or fantasy, and without apology. It is sweet, funny, controversial, smart, and sexy as hell.

Dr. Christopher Thomson is a forty-three year old European History Professor in a small but growing university in the coastal town of Layton, South Carolina. He is passionate about his job and takes great pride in identifying and shaping intelligent young minds. He’s very introspective, and a little theatrical, but overall very much just a normal guy. Upon grading the first papers of his History 102 class, he begins to notice Anna Gills, a smart and cute redhead with a head for numbers, a cocky wit and an arrogant confidence. He finds himself fascinated by her in a way he can’t shake and ends up inviting the freshman to join his upper-level Women’s History course, justifying it to himself that it’s really all about building his department and earning tenure.

Anna Gills is an eighteen-year old Biology major who hates history and any subject that requires a fundamental understanding of how people think. She likes science, and mathematics, and facts and well-thought out and organized plans. On day one of college, she develops a cliché as hell but completely innocent schoolgirl crush on her captivating history professor which, much to her annoyance, only grows as the semester progresses. After an intense and spontaneous almost-kiss which makes Anna realize that her professor is also harboring feelings for her, Anna and her best friend Phoebe hatch a plan to â??see what might happen.’ What follows is a hot and heavy tale of two people who know better making bad choices with great chemistry. It explores a relationship that goes from professor-student to friends to flirtations to a deep intellectual, emotional and physical connection that both end up ultimately benefiting from and wanting to fight for, each
in their own way.

Fans of May/December or older man, younger woman romances, those interested in a dialog around women’s studies, the sociology of sex, and the basic idea of when protection should end and individual rights begin, will also find Off Limits to be a stimulating read.



#[email protected]: O que comunicam os protestos brasileiros de 2013 (Portuguese Edition)

by Vinicius Carrasco

Em junho de 2013 o Brasil surpreendeu-se com protestos públicos em série que tomaram as ruas e as praças das metrópoles e cidades de médio e pequeno porte. A palavra de ordem era protestar, e os motivos para tais demonstrações de desagrado frente a realidade eram múltiplos embora fluíssem conjuntamente para um único dilema: as condicionantes historicamente estabelecidas que instruem a relação entre o Estado e a sociedade civil. Nesse contexto, o objetivo deste livro é aprofundar as discussões sobre os protestos populares que ocorreram no Brasil em junho de 2013, conferindo destaque ao papel desempenhado pelas redes sociais digitais na mobilização coletiva e nas discussões sobre o que estava acontecendo. Tal proposta coloca em questão o papel da comunicação, especialmente da comunicação midiática, como um instrumento fundamental no processo de (re)posicionamento dos indivíduos e de diferentes segmentos sociais frente aos governantes e os partidos políticos.



Situating Children of Migrants across Borders and Origins: A Methodological Overview (Life Course Research and Social Policies)

by Claudio Bolzman

This open access wide-ranging collation of papers examines a host of issues in studying second-generation immigrants, their life courses, and their relations with older generations. Tightly focused on methodological aspects, both quantitative and qualitative, the volume features the work of authors from numerous countries, from differing disciplines, and approaches. A key addition in a corpus of literature which has until now been restricted to studying the childhood, adolescence and youth of the children of immigrants, the material includes analysis of longitudinal and transnational efforts to address challenges such as defining the population to be studied, and the difficulties of follow-up research that spans both time and geographic space.   In addition to perceptive reviews of extant literature, chapters also detail work in surveying the children of immigrants in Europe, the USA, and elsewhere. Authors address key questions such as the complexities of surveying each generation in families where parents have migrated and left children in their country of origin, and the epistemological advances in methodology which now challenge assumptions based on the Westphalian nation-state paradigm. The book is in part an outgrowth of temporal factors (immigrants’ children are now reaching adulthood in more significant numbers), but also reflects the added sophistication and sensitivity of social science surveys. In linking theoretical and methodological factors, it shows just how much the study of these second generations, and their families, can be enriched by evolving methodologies.â??This book is open access under a CC BY license



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Hacia lo mínimo: camino de sostenibilidad (Spanish Edition)

by Isaac Alvarez Casasola

Hemos pasado de consumir lo necesario a hacer del consumo algo obligatorio, consumo luego existo podría ser la máxima filosófica del momento que nos ha tocado vivir. No parece haber mejor expresión de la existencia que la capacidad para comprar, acumular y modificar nuestro entorno.
Hemos pasado de consumir lo necesario a hacer del consumo algo obligatorio, consumo luego existo podría ser la máxima filosófica del momento que nos ha tocado vivir. No parece haber mejor expresión de la existencia que la capacidad para comprar, acumular y modificar nuestro entorno.
Un libro sobre el minimalismo debe ser breve, este espera aportar un poco de ironía, argumentos para simplificar la vida y algunas claves que me han ayudado a empezar el camino. La idea es compartir experiencia, algún que otro dato interesante, referencias para seguir la búsqueda y si puede servir de ayuda, mejor.
Mirado con perspectiva histórica somos muy ricos, no sólo por la cantidad de bienes que podemos acumular, si no por la calidad de vida de la que disfrutamos la mayor parte de la población de Occidente. Y, si miramos desde la perspectiva de lo mínimo, nos daremos cuenta de que seguiremos siendo felices aún cuando nos desprendamos de buena parte de nuestras posesiones. ¿Qué puedes perder si lo intentas? ¿Qué puedes ganar? Paz, felicidad, relajación, salud, autoestima, tiempo� una vida.



Facebook Democracy: The Architecture of Disclosure and the Threat to Public Life (Politics & International Relations)

by José Marichal

In July 2010, Facebook had over 500 million subscribers worldwide and the rapid rise of the site prompted Time magazine to name Facebook’s founder Mark Zuckerberg its person of the year for 2010. This novel book advances our understanding of how democratic citizens are transformed by the “Facebook revolution”. Despite increasing interest in politics and popular media, there has been little academic work on the impact of Facebook on politics in general, and on democratic processes in particular. The work that does exist has been limited to Facebook’s impact on politics as a mobilization tool used by social movement activists. In this book, José Marichal argues that understanding Facebook’s impact on political processes requires an understanding of how Facebook’s architecture of disclosure shapes the construction of individuals’ political identities by drawing users further into their pre-selected social networks. Drawing on a number of disciplines and an ethnographic analysis of 250 Facebook political groups, Marichal explores how Facebook’s emphasis on social connection impacts key dimensions of political participation: e.g., mobilization, deliberation, and attitude formation.



Fictions of Authority: Women Writers and Narrative Voice

by Susan Sniader Lanser

Drawing on narratological and feminist theory, Susan Sniader Lanser explores patterns of narration in a wide range of novels by women of England, France, and the United States from the 1740s to the present. She sheds light on the history of “voice” as a narrative strategy and as a means of attaining social power. She considers the dynamics in personal voice in authors such as Mary Shelley, Charlotte Brontë, Zora Neale Hurston, and Jamaica Kincaid. In writers who attempt a “communal voice”â??including Mary Wollstonecraft, Elizabeth Gaskell, Joan Chase, and Monique Wittigâ??she finds innovative strategies that challenge the conventions of Western narrative.



Fake News: The Systematic Destruction of Truth, Liberty, and Justice For All

by Theodore Grant

My name is Theodore Grant. I go by Theo. The term â??Fake News’ is being thrown around everywhere. What is Fake News? Well we’re going to find out. While in the process of writing another book I’ve decided to write this book because frankly, it’s more important. Hell, somebody needs to.

All proceeds of this book will go towards fighting against the machine that controls the political and mainstream media. I appreciate your support. I’ve given up my career and now devote 100% of my time, energy and resources towards exposing the truth. It’s the lies that you hear and read about every day. It needs to be exposed completely.

When one side is saying that the other side is spreading Fake News, maybe you wouldn’t give them an ear, because you know they are biased. But maybe you’ll believe an outside source? If somebody is not involved in the mix of the fight, then maybe you would give them an ear? In either case, it must be exposed. It’s called Fake News.

I hope you enjoy it!



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