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The Neighborhood Has Its Own Rules

Author : Cid Martinez
ISBN : 9780814762844
Genre : Social Science
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South Los Angeles is often seen as ground zero for inter-racial conflict and violence in the United States. Since the 1940s, South LA has been predominantly a low-income African American neighborhood, and yet since the early 1990s Latino immigrants—mostly from Mexico and many undocumented—have moved in record numbers to the area. Given that more than a quarter million people live in South LA and that poverty rates exceed 30 percent, inter-racial conflict and violence surprises no one. The real question is: why hasn't there been more? Through vivid stories and interviews, The Neighborhood Has Its Own Rules provides an answer to this question. Based on in-depth ethnographic field work collected when the author, Cid Martinez, lived and worked in schools in South Central, this study reveals the day-to-day ways in which vibrant social institutions in South LA— its churches, its local politicians, and even its gangs—have reduced conflict and kept violence to a level that is manageable for its residents. Martinez argues that inter-racial conflict has not been managed through any coalition between different groups, but rather that these institutions have allowed established African Americans and newcomer Latinos to co-exist through avoidance—an under-appreciated strategy for managing conflict that plays a crucial role in America's low-income communities. Ultimately, this book proposes a different understanding of how neighborhood institutions are able to mitigate conflict and violence through several community dimensions of informal social controls.

The Carb Sensitivity Program

Author : Natasha Turner
ISBN : 9780307360694
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Bestselling author and naturopathic doctor Natasha Turner is back, with a revolutionary discovery about individual sensitivities to carbohydrates. The Carb Sensitivity Program is a simple nutrition plan (with recipes!) that produces quick, consistent and lasting weight-loss results. Did you know that healthy foods such as sweet potatoes, black beans, or quinoa could be making you fat? Renowned health expert Dr. Natasha Turner has made a groundbreaking discovery that can help curb cravings, control appetite and beat belly fat in just six weeks. Her research and hundreds of patient trials have revealed that the vast majority of us have different degrees of sensitivity to carbohydrates without realizing it. This means the degree to which you are sensitive to carbohydrates (such as bread, vegetables, pasta, rice, fruits and beans) determines how much fat you are accumulating on your waistline. This explains why some people fail to lose weight, hit an unbreakable plateau or increase their weight even when they're following a perfectly balanced diet. Something as simple as chickpeas could actually be a major contributor to weight gain! The Carb Sensitivity Program helps the reader discover the perfect carbohydrates for his or her body, and walk away with a personalized plan that sheds fat, increases energy and optimizes health by producing quick, consistent and lasting weight loss. With so many people in danger of heart disease, stroke and diabetes, there truly is not a single individual who would not benefit from this uncomplicated yet revolutionary discovery.

Anxiety And Stress

Author : Cara Acred
ISBN : 1861687079
Genre : Stress (Psychology)
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The series explores contemporary social issues, stimulating debate among readers of all levels. Each book presents a range of facts and opinions, providing the reader with an unbiased overview of the topic. Titles contain articles and statistics from all key players involved in the topic covered, and include a range of diverse opinions

Hypertension And Nutrition

Author : Eric R. Braverman
ISBN : 0879836881
Genre : Medical
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Provides a five-point program for lowering blood pressure, cholesterol, and reducing weight without drugs, including antioxidents, calcium, and folic acids, and offers recipes for nutritional treatments

The Madonna Of The Mountains

Author : Elise Valmorbida
ISBN : 9780399592454
Genre : Fiction
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“A riveting adventure for the soul . . . just the kind of evocative historical fiction I love.”—Sara Gruen, author of At the Water’s Edge and Water for Elephants An epic, inspiring novel about one woman’s survival in the hardscrabble Italian countryside and her determination to protect her family throughout the Second World War—by any means possible Maria Vittoria is twenty-five when her father brings home the man who will become her husband. It is 1923 in the austere Italian mountain village where her family has lived for generations, and the man she sees is tall and handsome and has survived the First World War without any noticeable scars. Taking just the linens she has sewn that make up her dowry and a statue of the Madonna that sits by her bedside, Maria leaves the only life she has ever known to begin a family. But her future will not be what she imagines. The Madonna of the Mountains follows Maria over the next three decades, as she moves to the town where she and her husband become shopkeepers, through the birth of their five children, through the hardships and cruelties of the National Fascist Party Rule and the Second World War. Struggling with the cost of survival at a time when food is scarce and allegiances are questioned, Maria trusts no one and fears everyone—her Fascist cousin, the madwoman from her childhood, her watchful neighbors, the Nazis and the Partisans who show up hungry at her door. As Maria’s children grow up and her marriage endures its own hardships, she must hold her family together with resilience, love, and faith, until she makes a fateful decision that will change the course of all their lives. A sweeping saga about womanhood, loyalty, war, religion, family, food, motherhood, and marriage, The Madonna of the Mountains is a poignant look at the span of one woman’s life as the rules change and her world becomes unrecognizable. In depicting the great cost of war and the ineluctable power of time on a life, Elise Valmorbida has created an unforgettable portrait of a woman navigating both the unforeseen and the inevitable. Advance praise for Madonna of the Mountains “The moral and ethical questions raised propel the story beyond the particulars into the universal.”—Kirkus Reviews “It is a bewitching but entirely unsentimental portrait of one woman’s attempt to keep her family safe in turbulent times.”—The Times (UK), Book of the Month “A solid choice for readers who appreciate layered family sagas.”—Library Journal

Toward A Continental Natural Gas Market

Author : Roland George
ISBN : STANFORD:36105017080024
Genre : Gas industry
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Body At Home

Author : Jorge Cruise
ISBN : 9780307452092
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Ready to save money and get fit? Jorge Cruise’s Body at Home is a two-in-one book for women and men that guarantees results in just two weeks with no fancy equipment, gym membership, or serious time commitment. Fitness expert Cruise has designed a series of exercises that rev up your metabolism–without running up your credit card bill–no matter what your age. In Part 1, women will discover his customized plan for slimming trouble zones. In only twenty minutes, three times a week–just an hour a week–you’ll: • Shed inches from your belly, thighs, hips, and butt • Get healthier and look sexier and younger • Learn to eat better without counting calories or sacrificing the foods you love In Part 2, Cruise offers a distinct plan for men that guarantees the desired results. You will learn how to: • Get the perfect V-shape: full chest, rounded, broad shoulders, and lean waist • Get rid of that beer belly for good • Reduce your risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and even Alzheimer’s Cruise’s exercises are designed to help you build and maintain lean muscle mass–the key to keeping your metabolism revved twenty-four hours a day. He shares his eating right plan–complete with easy, delicious recipes. But best of all, he reveals his breakthrough method for gender and age customization: The Priority Solution.™ This strategy will ignite your personal motivation to make permanent changes in your life. Body at Home is filled with stories of real men and women of all ages who’ve gotten in shape thanks to Cruise’s methods. This is the plan you’ll be using to give yourself the body you’ve always wanted–for life. From the Hardcover edition.


Author : Eric Goodman
ISBN : 9781609617714
Genre : Health & Fitness
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A sense of fatigue dogs the fitness world. Many of the new programs that are tagged as groundbreaking are actually recycled ideas. Foundation offers something completely different for novices and athletes alike: a simple program with powerful and proven results that will remedy bad posture, alleviate back pain, and help readers break through fitness challenges and plateaus. Dr. Eric Goodman, a brilliant and dynamic young chiropractor, teams up with Peter Park, one of the top trainers in the United States, to radically redefine the core--shifting the focus from the front of the body to the back. Their groundbreaking approach works to strengthen the lower back and the full posterior chain and correct poor movement patterns by addressing mechanical imbalances and weaknesses. Foundation training involves simple movement patterns and is equipment free, creating maximum power, flexibility, and endurance. Word-of-mouth enthusiasm has inspired both Hollywood luminaries and world-class athletes to make Foundation training the core of their fitness programs. Eric and Peter's client list has grown exponentially to include Lance Armstrong, NBA star Derek Fisher, world-champion surfer Kelly Slater, and actor Matthew McConaughey.

Studies On Pediatric Disorders

Author : Hirokazu Tsukahara
ISBN : 9781493906796
Genre : Science
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This volume examines the role of oxidative stress in the pathology of numerous pediatric disorders. It covers a wide range of topics including the chemistry and biology of reactive oxygen species and nitric oxide, molecular biology of the enzymes generating these species, clinically useful biomarkers for evaluating oxidative stress status in humans, and the pathophysiology, clinical course and management of a variety of pediatric disorders, among others. The book also describes current diagnostic tools, laboratory methods and technology for treatment and prevention of pediatric disorders. It explores emerging technology and medical applications including discussions of biomarkers and antioxidants as therapeutic agents. Written by an international team of experts in both pediatrics and free radical and antioxidant research, Studies on Pediatric Disorders is an invaluable addition to the Oxidative Stress in Applied Basic Research and Clinical Practice series.

Calitati Psihologic Sufletesti Ale Profesionistului In Asistenta Sociala Umanista The Humanistic Social Work Project

Author : Petru Stefaroi
ISBN : 150241046X
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This book propose, from a postmodern and post-postmodern position, an innovative approach on the professional's qualities and conducts, with a great attention paid to the humane and spiritual qualities such as empathy and compathy, spiritual welfare and virtue, happiness and eudemonic-altruistic energy/ motivation, personal development, humane development and humanness. Because, in practice, between the practitioner's personality and the client's personality is established a high psychological-ontological congruence (emotional, empathetic, humane, spiritual) the cultivation of the spiritual, humane and eudemonic-altruistic values and resources of the practitioner's personality, as well the achievement of a consistent specific literature is an important theoretical concern - topic approached, with predilection, in the humanistic social work theory framework. * The book is part of the HUMANISTIC SOCIAL WORK Project, which promote Humanistic Social Work as THE THIRD WAY in theory and practice. The project is designed as a theoretical, axiological and methodological framework, a heuristic laboratory, a philosophical, scientific and professional forum in which it can be set, what might be called, the theory, axiology and methodology of the humanistic social work, starting from the idea that, it is not, however, a distinctive form of social work/welfare but rather an axiology, that generates a reaffirmation/restatement of the fundamental humanistic values of social work, incorporating in the same time, in a (relative) new coherent and unitary theory, all what penetrated in social work in the last decades from humanistic psychology and psychotherapy, microsociology and humanistic sociology, human rights philosophy/movement, and, especially, what was established as humanistic methodology in the contemporary social work practice and literature. * At a first glance, social work, as methodology and theory, is dominated by two, relatively opposed, major ways, forces, orientations, paradigms, namely Traditional/Conventional Social Work and Critical/Radical Social Work. But, major social, political and economic events have strongly shaken the ontological and ideological foundation of Traditional Social Work (economic crisis), and of Critical Social Work (anti-communist revolutions). Such, has been greatly affected the policies /practices of helping the vulnerable groups, individuals, people in need through welfare state mechanisms and social solidarity, within the capitalist society, promoted by Traditional Social Work, and the projects of some radical structural changes, the aspirations to build a better society, without oppression, social injustice, inequality, discrimination and poverty, especially through social and political reforms and progress, promoted by Radical/Critical Social Work. In this context, another orientation, in a subtle manner, gradually, seems to advance, with increasing force. It's about the Humanistic Orientation and its logical expression: Humanistic Social Work - syntagma, philosophy, theory and methodology which are in process of establishing, and remains to be seen whether it will get to sit alongside Traditional Social Work and Radical Social Work, alongside their theories and methods, and especially if it will imposes, in a coherent way, in the current practice of the professionals and agencies. * The conclusion of the book is that, combining, in its own and creative way, the resources from the person level, respectively humane personality, with the resources from the community level, respectively humane relationships, taking thus elements both from traditional social work and critical/ radical social work, humanistic social work justify their attribute as the third way in theory and practice, with the perspective of imposing, even as dominant, in the contemporary, even upcoming, social work.

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