Download Psychedelic Medicine: The Healing Powers of LSD, MDMA, by Richard Louis Miller PDF

By Richard Louis Miller

Explores the potential for psychedelics as drugs and the intersections of politics, technology, and psychedelics

• Explores the tumultuous background of psychedelic study, the efforts to revive psychedelic remedies, and the hyperlinks among psychiatric medications and psychological sickness

• bargains non-technical summaries of the latest, double-blind, placebo-controlled stories with MDMA, psilocybin, LSD, and ayahuasca

• comprises the paintings of Rick Doblin, Stanislav Grof, James Fadiman, Julie Holland, Dennis McKenna, David Nichols, Charles Grob, Phil Wolfson, Michael and Annie Mithoefer, Roland Griffiths, Katherine MacLean, and Robert Whitaker

Embracing the revival of psychedelic examine and the invention of latest healing makes use of, medical psychologist Dr. Richard Louis Miller discusses what's occurring this day in psychedelic medicine--and what's going to take place within the future--with best researchers and thinkers during this box, together with Rick Doblin, Stanislav Grof, James Fadiman, Julie Holland, Dennis McKenna, David Nichols, Charles Grob, Phil Wolfson, Michael and Annie Mithoefer, Roland Griffiths, Katherine MacLean, and Robert Whitaker.

Dr. Miller and his individuals disguise the tumultuous heritage of early psychedelic study dropped at a halt 50 years in the past by way of the U.S. executive in addition to supplying non-technical summaries of the latest reports with MDMA, psilocybin, LSD, and ayahuasca. They discover the biochemistry of awareness and using psychedelics for self-discovery and therapeutic. They speak about using psilocybin for liberating worry within the terminally ailing and the potential of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy within the remedy of PTSD. They study Dr. Charles Grob’s learn at the indigenous use and healing homes of ayahuasca and Dr. Gabor Mate’s try to delivery this plant drugs to a scientific atmosphere with assistance from Canada’s division of nationwide wellbeing and fitness.

Dr. Miller and his participants discover the continuing efforts to revive psychedelic remedies to the overall healthiness box, the turning out to be possibility of overmedication through the pharmaceutical undefined, and the hyperlinks among psychiatric medicinal drugs and psychological sickness. additionally they speak about the newly moving political weather and the rush for brand new examine, delivering desire for an finish to the warfare on medicines and a possible renaissance of analysis into psychedelic drugs round the world.

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Download The Exile of Britney Spears: A Tale of 21st Century by Chris Smit PDF

By Chris Smit

What we eat concerns: a end that's making extra experience as sustainability and eco-responsibility turn into a part of our daily cultural conversations. What we fail to achieve is that we devour – unconsciously, regularly, and, now and then, violently – even more than meals. The Exile of Britney Spears: A story of Twenty-First Century intake explains that we have got fed on, digested, and eradicated Britney Spears in a approach uniquely attribute of yankee pop culture. In Christopher Smit’s rationalization of the sociological, aesthetic, and political results of this new mediated cannibalism; he deals the belief of exile as a brand new metaphor for the end result of well known intake. via investigating the mental, own and social matrix of Britney’s upward push and fall (and upward push again?), he outlines the method of her inevitable exile from worldwide style and favour. whereas the publication encourages the reader to work out Britney’s volition inside of her narrative, it finally works to provide an explanation for the bigger practices sure up with our intake of her existence in the malleable context of latest media and electronic communication.

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Download Culture in Education and Development: principles, practice by David Stephens PDF

By David Stephens

there's expanding reputation of the $64000 function tradition performs within the framing and supply of schooling and improvement within the South. no matter if this can be within the reciprocal and synergistic dating among idea and perform or the hyperlinks among examine and coverage, it truly is transparent that on the center of winning academic improvement is a acceptance of the significance of tradition. This publication seriously reports the relationships of tradition, schooling and improvement either from a theoretical and methodological standpoint and likewise from the viewpoint of the trainer, researcher and coverage maker at the floor. the significance of context is under pressure all through with a sequence of case stories of academic advancements drawn from a number nationwide settings. concerns comparable to schooling and poverty removal, neighborhood and worldwide wisdom transfers, and the position and discourse of improvement suggestions to schooling are tested from the viewpoint of tradition and context. Of specific worth to the schooling researcher and coverage maker, no matter if operating within the North or South, this publication presents a well timed reminder of the significance of tradition within the improvement of education.

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Download Spies, Wiretaps, and Secret Operations: An Encyclopedia of by Glenn P. Hastedt,Steven W. Guerrier PDF

By Glenn P. Hastedt,Steven W. Guerrier

In volumes, Spies, Wiretaps, and mystery Operation: An Encyclopedia of yank Espionage levels throughout background to supply a entire, completely updated advent to spying within the United States—why it really is performed, who does it (both for and opposed to the United States), the way it is finished, and what its final effect has been.

The encyclopedia contains 1000s of entries in chronologically geared up sections that conceal espionage by way of and in the usa from colonial instances to the twenty first century. Entries hide key participants, applied sciences, and occasions within the historical past of yank espionage. quantity deals overviews of vital organisations within the American intelligence neighborhood and intelligence firms in different countries (both allies and adversaries), plus information of secret agent alternate ideas, and a concluding part at the portrayal of espionage in literature and movie. the result's a cornerstone source that strikes past the chilly War-centric concentration of different works at the topic to supply an authoritative modern examine American espionage efforts earlier and present.

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Download Handbags: A Love Story: Legendary Designs from Azzedine by Monica Botkier PDF

By Monica Botkier

In this luxurious full-color compendium, award-winning dressmaker Monica Botkier celebrates seventy of the main coveted luggage of the prior seventy-five years, from Chanel, Dior, Gucci, Hermès, Yves Saint Laurent, Louis Vuitton, and different overseas couture homes, in addition to best bag designers equivalent to Anya Hindmarch and Nancy Gonzalez.

Exquisitely crafted luxurious purses are an obsession. The glance, the texture of sentimental leather-based, that new bag scent that induces a swoon—a lovely purse does greater than whole a glance, it telegraphs flavor and elegant, and it evokes envy, even if it’s an Hermès Birkin, a quilted Chanel Boy bag with its signature gold chain, or a Céline Mini baggage Tote. Award-winning purse fashion designer Monica Botkier will pay homage to those stunning items of wish and the pinnacle couture homes and artists that experience designed and produced them from the tip of global struggle II to today.

Handbags: A Love Story showcases the creations of designers resembling Azzedine Alaïa, Balenciaga, Bottega Veneta, Céline, Chanel, Chloé, Christian Dior, Mark pass, Fendi, Salvatore Ferragamo, Givenchy, Goyard, Gucci, Hermès, Anya Hindmarch, Judith Leiber, Olympia Le-Tan, Loewe, Mansur Gavriel, Stella McCartney, Alexander McQueen, Miu Miu, Moschino, Mulberry, Prada, Yves Saint Laurent, Valentino, Roger Vivier, Louis Vuitton, and extra. This terrific, crowd pleasing anthology tells the tale of seventy baggage in 2 hundred lovely photos and classic and modern ads and illustrations, in addition to rates, anecdotes, and interviews with designers, stylists, and editors.

Each access bargains a concise but in-depth examine a selected bag and its history—from a celeb muse, equivalent to Jane Birkin, to collaborations comparable to the graffiti-splattered luggage Marc Jacobs and Stephen Sprouse created for Louis Vuitton. An informative, wonderful exploration of the way "It baggage" have encouraged style, tradition, and female id, Handbags: A Love Story touches on a wide-range of topics, equivalent to how a bag is built and purses at the silver screen.

With a sublime full-color silkscreened textile case and a thick acetate four-color jacket; lengthy, broad satin markers, and two-color endpapers, this pretty tribute is an important accent for purse fans, type enthusiasts, and dad tradition enthusiasts.

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Download Afrofuturism: The World of Black Sci-Fi and Fantasy Culture by Ytasha L. Womack PDF

By Ytasha L. Womack

2014 Locus Awards Finalist, Nonfiction Category

In this hip, obtainable primer to the song, literature, and artwork of Afrofuturism, writer Ytasha Womack introduces readers to the burgeoning group of artists developing Afrofuturist works, the innovators from the earlier, and the big variety of matters they discover. From the sci-fi literature of Samuel Delany, Octavia Butler, and N. okay. Jemisin to the musical cosmos of sunlight Ra, George Clinton, and the Black Eyed Peas’, to the visible and multimedia artists encouraged by way of African Dogon myths and Egyptian deities, the book’s themes diversity from the “alien” event of blacks in the USA to the “wake up” cry that peppers sci-fi literature, sermons, and activism. With a twofold objective to entertain and enlighten, Afrofuturists attempt to collapse racial, ethnic, and social barriers to empower and unfastened contributors to be themselves.

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Download The Making of Salem: The Witch Trials in History, Fiction by Robin Derosa PDF

By Robin Derosa

The Salem Witch Trials of 1692 are a case research in hysteria and team psychology, and the cultural results nonetheless linger centuries later. This severe research examines unique trial transcripts, old money owed, fiction and drama, movie and tv indicates, and vacationer websites in modern Salem, demanding the method of ways background is accumulated and recorded.
Drawing from literary and old concept, in addition to from functionality reports, the ebook bargains a brand new definition of heritage and makes use of Salem as a device for rethinking the relationships among the reality and the tales humans inform concerning the past.

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Download Dangerous Games: What the Moral Panic over Role-Playing by Joseph P. Laycock PDF

By Joseph P. Laycock

The Nineteen Eighties observed the height of an ethical panic over fable role-playing video games resembling Dungeons and Dragons. A coalition of ethical marketers that integrated representatives from the Christian correct, the sector of psychology, and legislation enforcement claimed that those video games weren't in basic terms psychologically harmful yet an occult faith masquerading as a video game. Dangerous video games explores either the heritage and the sociological value of this panic.

Fantasy role-playing video games do percentage numerous features in universal with faith. even though, religion—as a socially developed global of shared meaning—can even be in comparison to a fable role-playing online game. in reality, the claims of the ethical marketers, during which they provided themselves as heroes scuffling with a gloomy conspiracy, usually resembled the very video games of mind's eye they condemned as evil. via attacking the mind's eye, they preserved the taken-for-granted prestige in their personal socially built fact. Interpreted during this approach, the panic over fantasy-role taking part in video games yields new insights approximately how people play and jointly build and hold significant worlds.

Laycock’s transparent and available writing guarantees that Dangerous video games will be required analyzing for people with an curiosity in faith, pop culture, and social habit, either within the lecture room and beyond.

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Download Bodies of Nature (Published in association with Theory, by Phil Macnaghten,John Urry PDF

By Phil Macnaghten,John Urry

This e-book examines the embodied nature of people's adventure in, and of, the fashionable international. it truly is for that reason a part of the deep-seated 'turn in the direction of the body'. although, it really is in part severe of this improvement in up to it affirms that

the sociology of the physique has downplayed the level to which the physique is found in, and concerned with, nature, the geographical region, the outside, panorama and wilderness.

The ebook argues that our bodies in nature are topic to novel, complicated and contradictory possibilities of freedom and break out, surveillance and tracking. The ebook courses readers throughout the a number of ways that those physically possibilities and constraints are temporally and spatially equipped and managed.

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Download Fifty Years of Anthropology and Education 1950-2000: A by George and Loui Spindler,George Spindler PDF

By George and Loui Spindler,George Spindler

George and Louise Spindler are extensively considered as major founders of the sector of academic anthropology. This publication brings jointly their top, so much seminal paintings from the final 50 years--a time-frame representing the developmental epoch of the field--and binds them including a grasp statement by means of George Spindler. formerly scattered over quite a lot of courses, the articles accrued the following let for a unified view of the Spindlers' paintings and of the improvement of the field.

The booklet opens with an insightful Foreword via Henry T. Trueba, a desirable piece titled "A existence With Anthropology and schooling: Interviews With George and Louise Spindler via Ray McDermott and Frederick Erickson," and George Spindler's "Previews" essay which provides the reader a clutch of the complete to which the elements of the publication give a contribution. those items body and contextualize the paintings that follows.

partly I, Character Defining, some of the significant subject matters of this quantity are first encountered; this part units the level for what follows. half II, Comparisons, specializes in comparability, which the Spindlers view as necessary to an anthropological procedure. half III, Ethnography in Action, is dedicated to the specific exposition of ethnographic equipment (though truly every bit within the ebook is an illustration of method). half IV, American Culture, strikes from a standard illustration of yank tradition to a processual research of ways the tradition is transmitted in genuine events, and eventually to an interpretation of right-wing activities that appear to represent a reactive circulation; the consequences for schooling are pursued. half V, Cultural Therapy , explains what cultural treatment is and the way it can be utilized to lecturers and scholars. the quantity concludes with half VI, Orientation, Susan Parman's evaluate of the works of the Spindlers that spans their entire career.

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