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    The Routledge companion to puppetry and material performance
    Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (July 16, 2014) | ISBN: 0415705401 | Pages: 376 | PDF | 66.38 MB

    The Routledge Companion to Puppetry and Material Performance offers a wide ranging perspective on how scholars and artists are currently reevaluating the theoretical, historical, and theatrical significance of performance that embraces the agency of inanimate objects. This book proposes a collaborative, responsive model for broader artistic engagement in and with the material world. Its twenty-eight essays aim to advance the study of the puppet not only as a theatrical object, but also as a vibrant artistic and scholarly discipline.
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    Fish Physiology: Fish Biomechanics, Volume 23
    Publisher: Academic Press; 1 edition (February 2, 2006) | ISBN: 0123504473 | Pages: 560 | PDF | 14.89 MB

    The first in two decades to exclusively integrate physiological and biomechanical studies of fish locomotion, feeding and breathing, making this book both comprehensive and unique. This book reviews and integrates recent developments in research on fish biomechanics, with particular emphasis on experimental results derived from the application of innovative new technologies to this area of research, such as high-speed video, sonomicrometry and digital imaging of flow fields. The collective chapters, written by leaders in the field, provide a multidisciplinary view and synthesis of the latest information on feeding mechanics, breathing mechanics, sensory systems, stability and maueverability, skeletal systems, muscle structure and performance, and hydrodynamics of steady and burst swimming, including riverine passage of migratory species.
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    Processes and Production Methods (PPMs) in WTO Law: Interfacing Trade and Social Goals
    Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (June 30, 2011) | ISBN: 1107008123 | Pages: 564 | PDF | 4.80 MB

    Despite a decades-long debate, starting with the 'Tuna-Dolphin' disputes of the 1990s, questions on the status of national regulatory measures linked to processes and production methods in WTO law have yet remained unsolved. Likewise, labelling requirements relating to unincorporated aspects of a product's life cycle remain strongly contested. These ongoing disputes at the WTO as well as global social and environmental challenges related to economic activities show how topical and important the search for adequate answers still is.
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    Harmless Wrongdoing (Moral Limits of the Criminal Law)
    Publisher: Oxford University Press (May 31, 1990) | ISBN: 0195064704 | Pages: 416 | PDF | 20.45 MB

    The final volume of Feinberg's four-volume work, The Moral Limits of Criminal Law examines the philosophical basis for the criminalization of so-called "victimless crimes" such as ticket scalping, blackmail, consented-to exploitation of others, commercial fortune telling, and consensual sexual relations.
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    Captive Selves, Captivating Others: The Politics And Poetics Of Colonial American Captivity Narratives
    Publisher: Westview Press (December 13, 2000) | ISBN: 0813316669 | Pages: 280 | PDF | 29.6 MB

    This book reexamines the Anglo-American literary genre known as the “Indian captivity narrative” in the context of the complex historical practice of captivity across cultural borders in colonial North America. This detailed and nuanced study of the relationship between practice and representation on the one hand, and identity and alterity on the other. It is an important contribution to cultural studies, American studies, Native American studies, women’s studies, and historical anthropology.
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    Francophone Post-Colonial Cultures: Critical Essays
    Publisher: Lexington Books (July 2003) | ISBN: 073910568X | Pages: 448 | PDF | 31.9 MB

    The recent rise of Francophone studies within French studies has created the need for a one-volume exploration of the range of expression in the French language following the colonial period. Francophone Post-Colonial Cultures collects discussions of literary texts and cultural identity from Europe, North Africa, the Caribbean, and South Asia—regions of the world that seem to have only the French language in common. Despite enormous differences among all the countries where French is spoken, Francophone literatures tend to deal with a similar spread of issues.
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    Freud's Literary Culture
    Publisher: Cambridge University Press (June 5, 2000) | ISBN: 0521663164 | Pages: 276 | PDF | 1 MB

    This original book investigates the role played by literature in Sigmund Freud's creation and development of psychoanalysis. Graham Frankland analyzes the whole range of Freud's own texts from a literary-critical perspective, providing a comprehensive reappraisal of his life's work. His study reveals how Freud was deeply rooted in European literary tradition, examining in detail the rhetoric and imagery of his writing, the influence of literary criticism on his approach to analyzing patients and his creation of psychoanalytical "novels," quasi-literary fictions fraught with profoundly personal subtexts.
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    Handbook of Gender and Women's Studies
    Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd (June 12, 2006) | ISBN: 0761943900 | Pages: 512 | PDF | 3.11 MB

    `This is an excellent and timely addition to the literature on Gender and Women's Studies. Each chapter explores contemporary questions and dilemmas in feminist theory and research, assessing the impacts of past research and feminist actions. Leading scholars discuss such topics as the state of women's and gender studies, feminist epistemology, cultural representations, globalization and the state, families, and work. This book is sure to be an essential resource for gender scholars and students' - Joan Acker, University of Oregon
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    The SAGE Handbook of Feminist Theory
    Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd; 1 edition (August 18, 2014) | ISBN: 1446252418 | Pages: 680 | PDF | 6.1 MB

    At no point in recorded history has there been an absence of intense, and heated, discussion about the subject of how to conduct relations between women and men. This Handbook provides a comprehensive guide to these omnipresent issues and debates, mapping the present and future of thinking about feminist theory.
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    Managing Invisibility: Dissimulation and Identity Maintenance among Alevi Bulgarian Turks
    Publisher: Brill Academic Pub (July 25, 2014) | ISBN: 9004279180 | Pages: 238 | PDF | 2.3 MB

    In Managing Invisibility, Hande Sözer examines complicated invisibilities of Alevi Bulgarian Turks, a double-minority which faces structural discrimination in Bulgaria and Turkey. While the literature portrays minorities’ visibility as a requirement for their empowerment or a source of their surveillance, the book argues that for such minorities what matters is their control over their own visibility. To make this point, it focuses on the concept protective dissimulation, a strategy of self-imposed invisibility. It discusses cases indicating Alevi Bulgarian Turks’ strategies of dealing with historically changing majorities in their larger societies and argues that dissimulation actually reinforces the intergroup distinctions for the minority’s members. The data for the book was gathered during 18 months of ethnographic fieldwork in Bulgaria and Turkey.
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    Corporate Shared Services: Bereitstellung von Dienstleistungen im Konzern (German Edition)
    Publisher: Gabler Verlag; 2., überarb. u. erw. Aufl. 2008 edition (December 12, 2007) | ISBN: 3834906123 | Pages: 536 | PDF | 3.50 MB

    Renommierte Wissenschaftler und Autoren aus der Praxis informieren über moderne Organisations- und Koordinationsformen zur kernkompetenzunterstützenden Bereitstellung von Services im Konzern, um Ressourcen zu bündeln, Bereitstellungskosten zu reduzieren, Kostentransparenz zu erhöhen sowie das Qualitätsniveau zu vereinheitlichen. Die 2. Auflage wurde überarbeitet und um neue Themen wie Controlling und Risikomanagementaspekte erweitert.
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    Risk Management: Concepts and Guidance
    Publisher: E S I Intl; 2nd edition (November 1, 2001) | ISBN: 1890367303 | Pages: 304 | PDF | 8.82 MB

    Risk Management: Concepts and Guidance, third edition, is an encyclopedia of risk management tools, practices and protocols. Its 35 tool-packed chapters cover the latest perspectives on risk, focusing on a systematic approach to risk management. It highlights specific techniques to enhance organizational risk identification, assessment and management, all within the project and program environments.
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    The Animator's Survival Kit, Expanded Edition: A Manual of Methods
    Publisher: Faber & Faber; Third Edition, Revised edition (December 8, 2009) | ISBN: 0571238343 | Pages: 392 | PDF | 34.99 MB

    The definitive book on animation, from the Academy Award-winning animator behind Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

    Animation is one of the hottest areas of filmmaking today--and the master animator who bridges the old generation and the new is Richard Williams. During his fifty years in the business, Williams has been one of the true innovators, winning three Academy Awards and serving as the link between Disney's golden age of animation by hand and the new computer animation exemplified by Toy Story.
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    The New Sales Manager: Challenges for the 21st Century
    Publisher: SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd; 2nd edition (September 10, 2007) | ISBN: 0761936033 | Pages: 204 | PDF | 1.1 MB

    The Second Edition of The New Sales Manager is an enormously useful book that provides practical advice and a sound foundation in sales management to young managers. Sales Managers occupy an important position in an organization; they are not merely outstanding salesmen. Most companies, however, tend to overlook this important distinction. This book covers the entire range of functions of a sales manager. This Second Edition has been thoroughly revised and includes plenty of illustrations, real-life anecdotes and case studies, which give an insight into the changes in the current business environment.
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    Developmental Aspects of Entrepreneurship
    Publisher: SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd (December 18, 2007) | ISBN: 0761936165 | Pages: 224 | PDF | 1.1 MB

    This volume deals with developmental aspects of entrepreneurship. Development of entrepreneurship and an entrepreneurial environment play significant roles in the economic development and growth of a nation. Creating an environment of entrepreneurship can provide solutions to problems such as poverty, illiteracy and unemployment that hinder the growth of a nation. This volume also argues that entrepreneurial ability can be instilled in anyone willing.
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