Score: 4
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God Is Not One


  • Author: Stephen Prothero
  • Release Date : 2010-04-20
  • Genre: Religion & Spirituality
  • File Size: 2209924 Bytes


In God is Not One: The Eight Rival Religions That Run the World, New York Times bestselling author of Religious Literacy and religion scholar Stephen Prothero argues that persistent attempts to portray all religions as different paths to the same God overlook the distinct problem that each tradition seeks to solve. Delving into the different problems and solutions that Islam, Christianity, Buddhism, Judaism, Confucianism, Yoruba Religion, Daoism and Atheism strive to combat, God is Not One is an indispensable guide to the questions human beings have asked for millennia—and to the disparate paths we are taking to answer them today. Readers of Huston Smith and Karen Armstrong will find much to ponder in God is Not One....

Score: 2.5
From 58 Ratings

God Is Not One (Enhanced Edition) (Enhanced Edition)


  • Author: Stephen Prothero
  • Release Date : 2010-07-27
  • Genre: Religion & Spirituality
  • File Size: 41138193 Bytes


In God is Not One: The Eight Rival Religions That Run the World, New York Times bestselling author of Religious Literacy and religion scholar Stephen Prothero argues that persistent attempts to portray all religions as different paths to the same God overlook the distinct problem that each tradition seeks to solve. Delving into the different problems and solutions that Islam, Christianity, Buddhism, Judaism, Confucianism, Yoruba Religion, Daoism and Atheism strive to combat, God is Not One is an indispensable guide to the questions human beings have asked for millennia—and to the disparate paths we are taking to answer them today. Readers of Huston Smith and Karen Armstrong will find much to ponder in God is Not One....

Differences That Matter

Differences That Matter


  • Author : Dan Zuberi
  • Publisher : Cornell University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-07-05
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501711251


Differences That Matter Book Description :

This book shines a spotlight on the causes and consequences of working poverty, revealing how the lives of low-wage workers are affected by differences in health care, labor, and social welfare policy in the United States and Canada. Dan Zuberi's conclusions are based on survey data, eighteen months of participant observation fieldwork, and in-depth interviews with seventy-seven hotel employees working in parallel jobs on both sides of the border. Two hotel chains, each with one union and one non-union hotel in Seattle and Vancouver, provide a vivid crossnational comparison because they are similar in so many regards, the one major exception being government policy. Zuberi demonstrates how labor, health, social welfare, and public investment policy a...

Differences that Matter

Differences that Matter


  • Author : Sara Ahmed
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 1998-11-26
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0521597617


Differences that Matter Book Description :

Differences That Matter challenges existing ways of theorising the relationship between feminism and postmodernism which ask 'is or should feminism be modern or postmodern?' Sara Ahmed suggests that postmodernism has been allowed to dictate feminist debates and calls instead for feminist theorists to speak (back) to postmodernism, rather than simply speak on (their relationship to) it. Such a 'speaking back' involves a refusal to position postmodernism as a generalisable condition of the world and requires closer readings of what postmodernism is actually 'doing' in a variety of disciplinary contexts. Sara Ahmed hence examines constructions of postmodernism in relation to rights, ethics, subjectivity, authorship, meta-fiction and film....

Small Differences That Matter

Small Differences That Matter


  • Author : David Card
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2009-02-15
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0226092895


Small Differences That Matter Book Description :

This volume, the first in a new series by the National Bureau of Economic Research that compares labor markets in different countries, examines social and labor market policies in Canada and the United States during the 1980s. It shows that subtle differences in unemployment compensation, unionization, immigration policies, and income maintenance programs have significantly affected economic outcomes in the two countries. For example: -Canada's social safety net, more generous than the American one, produced markedly lower poverty rates in the 1980s. -Canada saw a smaller increase in earnings inequality than the United States did, in part because of the strength of Canadian unions, which have twice the participation that U.S. unions do. -Canada's une...

A Question of Sex

A Question of Sex


  • Author : Kristan Poirot
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2014-05-23
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1625340885


A Question of Sex Book Description :

By the mid-1990s feminist theorists and critics began to challenge conventional thinking about sex difference and its relationship to gender and sexuality. Scholars such as Anne Fausto-Sterling and Judith Butler troubled the sex-gender/nature-nurture divide. Some have asserted that these questions about sex are much too abstract to contribute to a valuable understanding of the material politics faced by feminist movements. In A Question of Sex, Kristan Poirot challenges this assumption and demonstrates that contemporary theories about sex, gender, identity, and difference compel a rethinking of the history of feminist movements and their rhetorical practices. Poirot focuses on five case studies -- the circulation of Sojourner Truth's "Ain't I a Woman...

Small Differences that Matter  The Impact of Discussion Modalities on Deliberative Outcomes

Small Differences that Matter The Impact of Discussion Modalities on Deliberative Outcomes


  • Author :
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2014
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:1051896171


Small Differences that Matter The Impact of Discussion Modalities on Deliberative Outcomes Book Description :

Abstract : An experiment on the extension of the political rights of foreigners in the Swiss city of Geneva used three different procedural ways to structure deliberation: participants take positions at the outset, do not take positions, and reflect first. Most opinion change occurred when participants did not have to take a position at the outset. However, no learning effects were recorded, the deliberative quality was poor and group influence had the greatest impact. When participants had to take a position at the outset, opinion change and group influence were least, but there was significant learning, and the deliberative quality was better. These results indicate a potential trade-off between opinion change – which many scholars equate with de...

Exploring the Biological Contributions to Human Health
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

Exploring the Biological Contributions to Human Health


  • Author : Institute of Medicine
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2001-07-02
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0309132975


Exploring the Biological Contributions to Human Health Book Description :

It's obvious why only men develop prostate cancer and why only women get ovarian cancer. But it is not obvious why women are more likely to recover language ability after a stroke than men or why women are more apt to develop autoimmune diseases such as lupus. Sex differences in health throughout the lifespan have been documented. Exploring the Biological Contributions to Human Health begins to snap the pieces of the puzzle into place so that this knowledge can be used to improve health for both sexes. From behavior and cognition to metabolism and response to chemicals and infectious organisms, this book explores the health impact of sex (being male or female, according to reproductive organs and chromosomes) and gender (one's sense of self as male o...

Visible Differences

Visible Differences


  • Author : Dominic J. Pulera
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2002-06-05
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781441170897


Visible Differences Book Description :

Race. The mere mention of the R-word is a surefire conversation-stopper. In this book about AmericaÆs most divisive social issue, Dominic J. Pulera offers a compelling roadmap to our future. This accessible and penetrating analysis is the first to include detailed coverage of AmericaÆs five "racial" groups: whites, blacks, Hispanics, Asian Americans, and Native Americans. The author contends that race will matter to Americans during the twenty-first century because of visible differences, and that differences in physical appearance separating the races are the single most important factor shaping intergroup relations, in conjunction with the social, cultural, economic, and political ramifications that accompany them. Pulera shows how, why, when, an...

Small Differences That Matter

Small Differences That Matter


  • Author : David Card
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2009-02-15
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0226092895


Small Differences That Matter Book Description :

This volume, the first in a new series by the National Bureau of Economic Research that compares labor markets in different countries, examines social and labor market policies in Canada and the United States during the 1980s. It shows that subtle differences in unemployment compensation, unionization, immigration policies, and income maintenance programs have significantly affected economic outcomes in the two countries. For example: -Canada's social safety net, more generous than the American one, produced markedly lower poverty rates in the 1980s. -Canada saw a smaller increase in earnings inequality than the United States did, in part because of the strength of Canadian unions, which have twice the participation that U.S. unions do. -Canada's une...

Manufacturing Practices

Manufacturing Practices


  • Author : Gyula Vastag
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1989
  • Genre: Comparative organization
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UCSD:31822007862915


Manufacturing Practices Book Description :

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