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Against the Stream

Author: William Petersen
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With the insight and clarity that mark all of Petersen's writings, Against the Stream brings together reflections of an unconventional demographer. Thirteen essays on various topics become a cohesive unit by virtue of the author's unique point of view, and the understanding of contemporary events he has gathered in his long mastery of demography is evident in this volume. In a brief introduction the author points out that the viewpoints he expresses in the volume are unorthodox. He covers a variety of topics. Chapter 1 examines utopian thought, which Petersen notes usually gets good press that, in his view, is undeserved. Chapter 2 discusses planned communities and suburbanization, beginning with two famous utopias presented in books by Edward Bellamy and Ebenezer Howard, which had significant influence on American and British societies. Chapter 3 analyzes the perennial topic of how the balance between people and their sustenance will evolve. Chapter 4 critically explores Durkheim's analysis of suicide. Chapters 5 and 6 analyze the culture, language, and geographical positions of the individual countries of Belguim and Canada, providing a fresh outlook on these routine topics. Chapters 7 and 8 evaluate rebellious Berkeley students and adolescent student rebels in general as the juvenile delinquents that they often are. Chapter 9 discusses the anti-urban bias of the mainline American Churches. Chapter 10 traces the historical roots of Christian holidays, pointing out their significant links with prior religions. Chapter 11 critically examines the history of the English language as a guide to current usage. Chapters 12 and 13 survey two widely misunderstood demographic topics--the cause of death and obesity--and provide some stimulating new ideas. This latest work by a distinguished demographer is a tightly knit, compact volume, a compendium of thought written in a nontechnical manner and about various subjects that will both interest the general reader and offer a different perspective of their disciplines to demographers and sociologists. William Petersen, Robert Lazarus Professor Social Demography Emeritus at Ohio State University, is known throughout the profession as a leading demographer.


Against the Stream

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Against the Stream

Author: Anna Rosmus
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Born in 1960 to a middle-class Catholic family in the small city of Passau, Rosmus came to see that her formal education provided little information about the history of Nazi activity in Passau, or in Germany as a whole.".


Against the Stream

Author: Richard P. Cimino
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Against the Stream examines the phenomenon of young adult conversion and return to traditional Christian religiosity. The book is based on 50 case studies of young adults who have converted or returned to three tradition-based faiths: conservative and traditionalist Roman Catholicism; the conservative Reformed (or Calvinist) tradition; and Eastern Orthodoxy. The book provides an account of these young adults' beliefs as well as how they relate their faith to everyday life and social issues, and illuminates the challenges of adhering to religious traditions in a society shaped by pluralism and religious consumerism. These young adults are going 'against the stream' by refusing to take a pick-and-choose approach to religious beliefs. Choice plays a major role in how these young adults adopt and adapt these faiths to their lives. Such selective retrievals of tradition for these young adults provide benefits and solutions for the ills and dislocations created by modernity, such as the fragmentation, secularism, and politicization of society. Co-published with Religion Watch.


Swimming Against the Stream

Author: Tim Waterstone
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Waterstone's was DTI awarded as one of the three most financially successful business start-ups of the 1980s and, culturally, may be considered to have changed the complexion and scale of bookselling in the British isles and Europe. This massive success is in no small way due to Tim Waterstone's excellent business practices and belief that business can work for the good of the community. In this book he shares his top ten rules for creating businesses and making lives, using real-life case studies of how businesse succeed, and also how they can fail. Essential reading for anyone with a dream of starting up alone.


A Walk Against The Stream

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A Walk Against The Stream takes a look at the experiences of a young national service officer in the Rhodesian army. This is a true story, encompassing all eighteen months the author spent at Victoria Falls, Rhodesia, facing enemy territory just across the Zambezi river in Zambia. Initially allocated to 4th platoon, 4 Independent company Rhodesia Regiment (RR) as a subaltern and later on as a 1st Lieutenant in support company 2RR, the story starts with the authorÕs training and subsequent deployment to the operational area. The events that unfold contain interesting military encounters, with battles against the Zambian army and local terrorists clearly depicted. The style of writing flows easily and graphically, drawing the reader into a half forgotten world. But there is also another aspect to the story: the human side of it. It is an examination of the authorÕs love of a country falling apart and the relationship that he forms with a local woman in the village; their love, hope and dreams snatched away by unfolding events. This is a riveting personal tale, interspersed with interesting facts and dozens of photographs. All the names and places are real, including the battle scenes with ZIPRA and the Zambian army.


The old fox outwitted and The woman against the stream

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Innovative Buddhist Women

Author: Karma Lekshe Tsomo
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Combines the voices of scholars and practitioners in analysing Buddhist women's history. 26 articles document the lives of women who have set in motion changes within Buddhist societies, with analyses of issues such as gender, ethnicity, authority, and class that affect the lives of women in traditional Buddhist cultures and, increasingly, the west.


Against the Stream

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Against the Stream

Author: Noah Levine
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Buddha was a revolutionary. His practice was subversive; his message, seditious. His enlightened point of view went against the norms of his day—in his words, "against the stream." His teachings changed the world, and now they can change you too. Presenting the basics of Buddhism with personal anecdotes, exercises, and guided meditations, bestselling author Noah Levine guides the reader along a spiritual path that has led to freedom from suffering and has saved lives for 2,500 years. Levine should know. Buddhist meditation saved him from a life of addiction and crime. He went on to counsel and teach countless others the Buddhist way to freedom, and here he shares those life-changing lessons with you. Read and awaken to a new and better life.


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