Compassion Fatigue

Author: Susan D. Moeller
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113596307X
Format: PDF
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First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Compassion Fatigue

Author: Susan D. Moeller
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135963088
Format: PDF, ePub
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First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Compassion Fatigue

Author: Susan D. Moeller
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415920981
Format: PDF, Kindle
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First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Writing the War on Terrorism

Author: Richard Jackson
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719071218
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book examines the language of the war on terrorism and is essential reading for anyone wanting to understand how the Bush administration's approach to counter-terrorism became the dominant policy paradigm in American politics today.

The Unconsoled

Author: Kazuo Ishiguro
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307764157
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From the universally acclaimed author of The Remains of the Day comes a mesmerizing novel of completely unexpected mood and matter--a seamless, fictional universe, both wholly unrecognizable and familiar. When the public, day-to-day reality of a renowned pianist takes on a life of its own, he finds himself traversing landscapes that are by turns eerie, comical, and strangely malleable. From the Hardcover edition.

The Gnostics

Author: David Brakke
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674058895
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Brakke writes a pioneering study of the way the demon role relates to religious thinking and to cultural anxieties. The author’s sources include biographies of exceptional monks, collections of monastic sayings and stories, letters from ascetic teachers to their disciples, sermons, community rules, and biblical commentaries. When monks imagined the resistance that they had to overcome in cultivating their selves or the temptation that offered an easier path, they saw supernatural beings that could take the shapes of animals, women, boys, and false angels in their attempts to seduce monks away from their devotion to God. And when they considered the inclinations in their own selves that opposed their best intentions, they concluded that demons introduced such problematic “thoughts” to their minds. Although the last twenty years has seen an explosion of scholarship on early Christian asceticism, producing brilliant explorations of the body, sexual renunciation, fasting, and gender, combat with demons has been left relatively unexplored.

In Praise of Forgetting

Author: David Rieff
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300182791
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A leading contrarian thinker explores the ethical paradox at the heart of history's wounds

About to Die

Author: Barbie Zelizer
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199780811
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Due to its ability to freeze a moment in time, the photo is a uniquely powerful device for ordering and understanding the world. But when an image depicts complex, ambiguous, or controversial events--terrorist attacks, wars, political assassinations--its ability to influence perception can prove deeply unsettling. Are we really seeing the world "as it is" or is the image a fabrication or projection? How do a photo's content and form shape a viewer's impressions? What do such images contribute to historical memory? About to Die focuses on one emotionally charged category of news photograph--depictions of individuals who are facing imminent death--as a prism for addressing such vital questions. Tracking events as wide-ranging as the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake, the Holocaust, the Vietnam War, and 9/11, Barbie Zelizer demonstrates that modes of journalistic depiction and the power of the image are immense cultural forces that are still far from understood. Through a survey of a century of photojournalism, including close analysis of over sixty photos, About to Die provides a framework and vocabulary for understanding the news imagery that so profoundly shapes our view of the world.

The Hot Zone

Author: Richard Preston
Publisher: Random House Incorporated
ISBN: 9780679430940
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Describes how a strain of a lethal, infectious, previously unknown virus showed up in 1989 at a Virginia laboratory and the efforts of a military biohazard SWAT team to identify and prevent the spread of the virus

War and Media

Author: Andrew Hoskins
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 074565617X
Format: PDF
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The trinity of government, military and publics has been drawn together into immediate and unpredictable relationships in a "new media ecology" that has ushered in new asymmetries in the waging of war and terror. To help us understand these new relationships, Andrew Hoskins and Ben O'Loughlin here provide a timely, comprehensive and highly readable survey of the field of war and media. War is diffused through a complex mesh of our everyday media. Paradoxically, this both facilitates and contains the presence and power of enemies near and far. The conventions of so-called traditional warfare have been splintered by the availability and connectivity of the principal locus of war today: the electronic and digital media. Hoskins and O'Loughlin identify and illuminate the conditions of what they term "diffused war" and the new challenges it raises for the actors who wage and counter warfare, for their agents and mechanisms of the new media and for mass publics. This book offers an invaluable review of the key literature and presents a fresh approach to the understanding of the dynamic relationships between war and media. It will be welcomed by a broad range of students taking courses on war and media and related modules, especially in media, communication and cultural studies, politics and international relations, sociology, journalism, and security studies.