Total Chaos

Author: Jean-Claude Izzo

Publisher: Europa Editions

ISBN: 1609453964

Category: Fiction

Page: 211

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An ex-cop takes on the mafia in the blockbuster novel that kicks off the Marseilles trilogy with what “may be the most lyrical hard-boiled writing yet” (The Nation). In Jean-Claude Izzo’s “Mediterranean noir” mysteries, the city of Marseilles is explosive, breathtakingly beautiful, and deadly. Total Chaos introduces readers to Fabio Montale, a disenchanted cop who turns his back on a police force marred by corruption and racism and, in the name of friendship, takes the fight against the mafia into his own hands. Ugo, Manu, and Fabio grew up together on the mean streets of Marseilles where friendship means everything. They promised to stay true to one another and swore that nothing would break their bond. But people and circumstances change. Ugo and Manu have been drawn into the criminal underworld of Europe’s toughest and most violent city. When Manu is murdered and Ugo returns from abroad to avenge his friend’s death, only to be killed himself, it is left to the third in this trio, Det. Fabio Montale, to ensure justice is done. Despite warnings from both his colleagues in law enforcement and his acquaintances in the underworld, Montale cannot forget the promise he once made Manu and Ugo. He’s going to find their killer no matter the consequences. “One of the masterpieces of modern noir.” —The Washington Post “Like the best noir writers—and make no mistake, he is among the best—Izzo not only has a keen eye for detail . . . but also digs deep into what makes men weep.” —Time Out New York “The holy grail of noir fiction . . . a fast paced and stylishly told modern tragedy.” —NB Magazine

Total Chaos

Author: Jeff Chang

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0786722088

Category: Art

Page: 400

View: 3451

It's not just rap music. Hip-hop has transformed theater, dance, performance, poetry, literature, fashion, design, photography, painting, and film, to become one of the most far-reaching and transformative arts movements of the past two decades. American Book Award-winning journalist Jeff Chang, author of the acclaimed Can't Stop Won't Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation, assembles some of the most innovative and provocative voices in hip-hop to assess the most important cultural movement of our time. It's an incisive look at hip-hop arts in the voices of the pioneers, innovators, and mavericks. With an introductory survey essay by Chang, the anthology includes: Greg Tate, Mark Anthony Neal, Brian "B+" Cross, and Vijay Prashad examining hip-hop aesthetics in the wake of multiculturalism. Joan Morgan and Mark Anthony Neal discussing gender relations in hip-hop. Hip-hop novelists Danyel Smith and Adam Mansbach on "street lit" and "lit hop". Actor, playwright, and performance artist Danny Hoch on how hip-hop defined the aesthetics of a generation. Rock Steady Crew b-boy-turned-celebrated visual artist DOZE on the uses and limits of a "hip-hop" identity. Award-winning writer Raquel Cepeda on West African cosmology and "the flash of the spirit" in hip-hop arts. Pioneer dancer POPMASTER FABEL's history of hip-hop dance, and acclaimed choreographer Rennie Harris on hip-hop's transformation of global dance theatre. Bill Adler's history of hip-hop photography, including photos by Glen E. Friedman, Janette Beckman, and Joe Conzo. Poetry and prose from Watts Prophet Father Amde Hamilton and Def Poetry Jam veterans Staceyann Chin, Suheir Hammad, Marc Bamuthi Joseph and Kevin Coval. Roundtable discussions and essays presenting hip-hop in theatre, graphic design, documentary film and video, photography, and the visual arts. Total Chaos is Jeff Chang at his best: fierce and unwavering in his commitment to document the hip-hop explosion. In beginning to define a hip-hop aesthetic, this gathering of artists, pioneers, and thinkers illuminates the special truth that hip-hop speaks to youth around the globe. (Bakari Kitwana, author of The Hip-Hop Generation)

The Total Enemy

Author: Mikkel Thorup

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630878979

Category: Religion

Page: 174

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The Total Enemy explores the most radicalized forms of enmity, trying to unravel some of its historical and contemporary expressions. Starting from the premise that one of modernity's constitutive values is non-violence, the book explores how non-violence, or rather the making of a world free of violence, becomes a cause of violence, in some instances even extreme violence and totalitarian terror. The book consists of six case studies each exploring and discussing historically specific expressions of depicting an enemy as one the actors believe they can only deal with violently. It begins by looking at two important sites in the development of the total enemy, the French Revolution and the emergence of terrorist thinking in the middle of the nineteenth century. The book then turns to the twentieth century, beginning with the pre-WWII conceptualizations of the "total" in European political thought as an answer to a liberal state deemed unfit to manage and control mass society. Secondly, it considers the totalitarian enemy in Nazi Germany, especially Soviet Russia. Finally the book turns to two forms of contemporary total enmity: Islamism and in right-wing extremism. These concluding chapters look specifically at what happens to the total enemy concept once it goes from the state concept of the twentieth century to the private practice of the twenty-first.

Wind in the Attic

Author: Robert J. Denham


ISBN: 0557420865

Category: Religion

Page: 302

View: 1597

Wind In The Attic is one of the most moving and compelling personal accounts of growing up Pagan. This book helps people discover new social and magickal systems coined by the author, systems like the wheel of truths, social evolutionism and more. With detailed personal accounts, practical understanding of Chaos and Elven High Magick, and with easy to follow instructions, Wind In The Attic is one of the most revealing books on the Market.

Moments In Time

Author: C Osborne Rapley

Publisher: Clive Rapley



Page: 229

View: 4405

At an archaeological dig in present day Pompeii, Dr. Justin Edwards a specialist in Roman archaeology discovers a carved pendant the significance of which far exceeds its historical value. After grasping the pendant, Justin is inadvertently knocked unconscious and comes to before the destruction of Pompeii nearly 2,000 years earlier. Now an ex-Roman soldier named Justinian, he is inexplicably drawn to an exquisite Chinese slave girl, Feiyan, he saves from an ambush. She’s harboring a secret that involves the carved pendant but before he can find out more Vesuvius erupts. Justinian saves many lives, and then awakens in his own time. Not only has the dig been affected, the global political scene has shifted as well. Feiyan is long dead, but he recalls the pendant she wore is at another excavation site. Once there, Justin comes face-to-face with a murderous, very alive Feiyan. He races to his ancestor’s home for answers, and to resolve the mystery of the pendant and the enigma of Feiyan.

The Origins of Life

Author: World Institute for Advanced Phenomenological Research and Learning

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780792362463

Category: Philosophy

Page: 410

View: 8074

Life appears ungraspable, yet its understanding lies at the heart of current preoccupations. In our attempt to understand life through its origins, the ambition of the present collection is to unravel the network of the origin of the various spheres of sense that carry it onwards. The primogenital matrix of generation (Tymieniecka), elaborated as the fulcrum of this collection, elucidates the main riddles of the scientific / philosophical controversies concerning the status of various spheres that seek to make sense of life.

Fractals of Brain, Fractals of Mind

Author: Earl Mac Cormac,Maxim I. Stamenov

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 902728489X

Category: Psychology

Page: 359

View: 1767

This collective volume is the first to discuss systematically what are the possibilities to model different aspects of brain and mind functioning with the formal means of fractal geometry and deterministic chaos. At stake here is not an approximation to the way of actual performance, but the possibility of brain and mind to implement nonlinear dynamic patterns in their functioning. The contributions discuss the following topics (among others): the edge-of-chaos dynamics in recursively organized neural systems and in intersensory interaction, the fractal timing of the neural functioning on different scales of brain networking, aspects of fractal neurodynamics and quantum chaos in novel biophysics, the fractal maximum-power evolution of brain and mind, the chaotic dynamics in the development of consciousness, etc. It is suggested that the ‘margins’ of our capacity for phenomenal experience, are ‘fractal-limit phenomena’. Here the possibilities to prove the plausibility of fractal modeling with appropriate experimentation and rational reconstruction are also discussed. A conjecture is made that the brain vs. mind differentiation becomes possible, most probably, only with the imposition of appropriate symmetry groups implementing a flowing interface of features of local vs. global brain dynamics. (Series B)

The Complete Seraphin Messages, Volume I

Author: Rosie Jackson

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3752693134

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 310

View: 8732

THE COMPLETE SERAPHIN MESSAGES, VOLUME I What is telepathy? Can we answer the divine telephone? Can we talk to an angel? Do we have a purpose? Can we find the perfect partner? How can we deal with the increasing brutality, violence and insanity in our world? How can we eradicate pollution and corruption long-term? How can each of us contribute to renewing our lives and our communities? Is planet earth destined for destruction? Will there be global standstill? Are we alone in the universe? The angel SERAPHIN shows that we are not alone. He provides answers to all these questions, and many more, in this volume, the first of four, which document over 400 conversations with the artist and author, Rosie Jackson Imagine talking to a person of great wisdom who always listens, always offers impeccable advice, always exercises compassion and always explains everything with ultimate patience so that you fully understand. Seraphin, is a loving celestial being who is very much familiar with the situation on earth, and with its inhabitants. He takes us by the hand and shows us the way back to your own inner truth, thus furthering our soul growth. A very enlightening read for everyone who has the distinct impression that there is something terribly wrong with this world, and who wants to find out the true reasons, as well as true solutions which are in accordance with the greater cosmic plan.

Leadership and Change Management

Author: Javon Morin

Publisher: Scientific e-Resources

ISBN: 1839473134


Page: 348

View: 1225

An organization that is established as an instrument or means for achieving defined objectives has been referred to as a formal organizations. Its design specifies, how goals are subdivided and reflected in subdivisions of the organization. Divisions, departments, sections, positions, jobs, and tasks make up this work structure. Thus, the formal organization is expected to behave impersonally in regard to relationship with clients or with its members. Change Management provides readers with frameworks for applying different models of change to different scenarios, offers proactive approaches to change that relate to business performance and gives practical, step-by-step guidance on handling change. The reference book covers a breadth of leadership and change management topics. It draws upon an extensive review of relevant change management literature in order to encourage a critical perspective, as well as a deeper understanding of this important subject area. This book offers the reader answers to questions including why change management tends to fail and why individuals are neglected in traditional accounts of change management. The present book has been written in a lucid style that a layman may understand it easily. The book has been written after a detailed study of concepts and assumptions of several leadership and change management styles in modern business word.

Social Structure and Social Interaction

Author: Readale Collier

Publisher: Scientific e-Resources

ISBN: 1839474327


Page: 344

View: 4907

The question needs to ponder over as we have entered in the new millennium. On what way we are going? What is the nature of social transformation? What socio-economic forces and value systems are emerging in the country? Keeping in view the expected consequences of socio-economic development as an instrument of change in the structure and culture, the present book mainly deals with Social Structure and Social Interaction. This book provides valuable insights into social structure and change in a complex society. Well researched and lucidly written, this volume will be widely welcomed by all those involved in the study of sociology, social anthropology and social change. This book is of great help and utility to all those who are interested in knowing the changing social structure.