False Promises

Author: Stanley Aronowitz
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822311980
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False Promises. DIVThis classic study of the American working class, originally published in 1973, is now back in print with a new introduction and epilogue by the author. An innovative blend of first-person experience and original scholarship, Aronowitz traces the historical development of the American working class from post-Civil War times and shows why radical movements have failed to overcome the forces that tend to divde groups of workers from one another. The rise of labor unions is analyzed, as well as their decline as a force for social change. Aronowitz’s new introduction situates the book in the context of developments in current scholarship and the epilogue discusses the effects of recent economic and political changes in the American labor movement./div

Passing The Test

Author: Marita Moll
Publisher: Canadian Centre Policy Alternatives
ISBN: 088627334X
Size: 67.20 MB
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Passing The Test.

Neoliberal Environments

Author: Nik Heynen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135983305
Size: 20.81 MB
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Neoliberal Environments. This volume explores the nexus between nature, markets, deregulation and valuation, using theoretically sharp and empirically rich real-world case studies and analyses of actually existing policy from around the world and across a range of resources. In short, it answers the questions: does neoliberalizing nature work and what work does it do? More specifically, this volume provides answers to a series of urgent questions about the effects of neoliberal policies on environmental governance and quality. What are the implications of privatizing public water utilities in terms of equity in service provision, resource conservation and water quality? Do free trade agreements erode the sovereignty of nations and citizens to regulate environmental pollution, and is this power being transferred to corporations? What does the evidence show about the relationship between that marketization and privatization of nature and conservation objectives? Neoliberal Environments productively engages with all of these questions and more. At the same time, the diverse case studies collectively and decisively challenge the orthodoxies of neoliberal reforms, documenting that the results of such reforms have fallen far short of their ambitions.

The False Promises Of Constructivist Theories Of Learning

Author: C. A. Bowers
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9780820478845
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The False Promises Of Constructivist Theories Of Learning. In "The False Promises of Constructivist Theories of Learning: A Global and Ecological Critique, "C. A. Bowers examines why constructivist-based educational reforms fail to take into account these current critical issues: the deepening ecological crisis, globalization, and undermining of the world's diverse cultural commons. Special attention is given to the ethnocentrism and Social Darwinism that created the foundations for the ideas of Dewey, Piaget, and Freire. Also considered is how the neo-liberal promoters of economic globalization share their taken-for-granted assumptions. Additionally, Bowers explains how teachers in different cultures can contribute to the revitalization of their cultural and environmental commons without engaging in the cultural imperialism that characterizes constructivist approaches to educational reform.

False Promises

Author: Oliver B Aguilar Photography
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780615396248
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False Promises. Chicago-based artist Oliver Aguilar captured one photo a day during a recent summer, communicating the pain, joys, complexities, and simple beauties of life. "False Promises" is an odyssey of images and written reflections sharing Oliver's self-exploration behind a camera lens.

The Cell Game

Author: Alex Prud'homme
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061865626
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The Cell Game. "It began with a promising cancer drug, the brainchild of a gifted researcher, and grew into an insider trading scandal that ensnared one of America's most successful women. The story of ImClone Systems and its "miracle" cancer drug, Erbitux, is the quintessential business saga of the late 1990s. It's the story of big money and cutting-edgescience, celebrity, greed, and slipshod business practices; the story of biotech hype and hope and every kind of excess. At the center of it all stands a single, enigmatic figure named Sam Waksal. A brilliant, mercurial, and desperate-to-be-liked entrepreneur, Waksal was addicted to the trappings of wealth and fame that accrued to a darling of the stock market and the overheated atmosphere of biotech IPOs. At the height of his stardom, Waksal hobnobbed with Martha Stewart in New York and Carl Icahn in the Hamptons, hosted parties at his fabulous art-filled loft, and was a fixture in the gossip columns. He promised that Erbitux would "change oncology," and would soon be making $1 billion a year. But as Waksal partied late into the night, desperate cancer patients languished, waiting for his drug to come to market. When the FDA withheld approval of Erbitux, the charming scientist who had always stayed just one step ahead of bankruptcy panicked and desperately tried to cash in his stock before the bad news hit Wall Street. Waksal is now in jail, the first of the Enron-era white-collar criminals to be sentenced. Yet his cancer drug has proved more durable than his evanescent profits. Erbitux remains promising, the leading example of a new way to fight cancer, and patients and investors hope it will be available soon.

Lost In The American Dream

Author: Dennis McDaniel
Publisher: Tate Publishing
ISBN: 1602478228
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Lost In The American Dream. Lost in the American Dream examines the spiritual perils of today's material minded culture. Author Dennis McDaniel writes that we are born with an 'inner hole' in need of filling-a spiritual hole that living the American Dream cannot fill, a hole only God can fill. Those who turn away from God to pursue American Dream prosperity invite spiritual consequences, as life gets 'lost in the American Dream.' The author employs scripture, personal anecdotes and humor to present a compelling analysis of why the American Dream can empty rather than enrich life, resulting in houses filled with things, resumes filled with accomplishment, but lives devoid of spiritual understanding, direction and peace."