books about: disorderly
Disorderly Discourse: Narrative, Conflict, and Inequality (Oxford Studies in Anthropological Linguistics)
Oxford University Press, USA
Conflict plays a crucial role in social interactions, and representations of conflict are an important aspect of language. Stories and narratives involving everything from war to playground disputes generate, sustain, mediate, and represent conflict at all levels of social organization. Still, despite the vast amount of research on conflict and narrative in a number of disciplines, no one has yet examined how these play off of each other; in ...
Disorderly Conduct: Excerpts from Actual Cases
W. W. Norton & Company
Funny in the first degree!
Another book that covers the misquotes of the legal system? Maybe but the funny stories that you will read make it a real pleasure to review this book. This 170 plus page book of stories and illustration are actual excerpts from cases and I am glad to have read this book. Covered in the book is testimony from expert witnesses, the jury selection process, cross-examinations, opening and closing ...
Taming the Disorderly City: The Spatial Landscape of Johannesburg After Apartheid
Martin J. Murray
Cornell University Press
Good reference for urban planners
This book is a good reference for urban planners, however I don't find Johannesburg's urban decay much different than many major metropolitan areas in the world. Johannesburg's was obviously more intense due to apartheid, but not a whole lot more exaggerated than that of Chicago.
Dark and Disorderly
Carina Press, 2010
50% Ghost Story, 50% Mystery, 100% Great!
This story sucks you in from the first chapter. Lillie is fantastic, tough and vulnerable at the same time. Her talent for exorcising ghosts sets her apart and has caused many to view her with suspicion and fear, including her late husband, Nathan the Asshat. New information emerges to confirm that Nathan's car "accident" was enthusiastically encouraged by tampering with the automobile in ...
A Disorderly Compendium of Golf
Workman Publishing Company
Handy Reference to All Things Golf
First and foremost, if you have a golfer you need to buy a gift for, look no more. This is especially true if you want said golfer to go off in a corner and be quiet for a number of days. A Disorderly Compendium of Golf grabs you won't let go. The only downside is you'll have to put up with your golf walking around the house, saying things like, "Did you know Jack Nicklaus finished in the top ten ...
The Story of a Fierce Bad Rabbit (Potter)
the fierce bad reader
i am a big fan of the fierce bad rabbit, as well as all of beatrix potters works. However, the main characters are better, ( i'm very fond of bunnies) and the outcome and plot are less distrubing than the whole rolly-polly pudding thing, and the patty-pan. Still, one must wonder what social allagorie does "the man with the gun afford". Buy this book, get the whole series, they really are very ...
Disorderly Elements (Felony & Mayhem Mysteries)
Felony & Mayhem
I wish I had known about Bob Cook earlier, when his other books were in print. This charming and very British tale, sly and droll, is a lovely read. Felony & Mayhem, more please!
The Disorderly Knights: Third in the legendary Lymond Chronicles
Book #3 in The Lymond Chronicles and what a nail biting finish!
Francis Crawford of Lymond is sent by the French King to the Island of Malta where the Knights Hospitallers are threatened by an invasion from the Turks. While there Francis is caught up in the politics of the Knights, in particular one Graham Malett who the reader will discover is not at all what he and his convent raised sister are what they appear to be on the surface. As Dunnett slowly peels ...
Muffins and Mayhem: Recipes for a Happy (if Disorderly) Life
Like chatting with a personal friend
As a longtime member of 2 of Suzanne's book clubs, I was very excited to read her first book and was not disappointed. I enjoyed every page, even going through the tough times with her. Her "If life gives you lemons, make lemonade" attitude is an inspiration and I've tried several of her recipes -- they're keepers! Reading her down-to-earth style is like enjoying a nice chat with a personal ...
Disorderly Conduct: Visions of Gender in Victorian America
Oxford University Press, USA
A readable, valuable, US history
I found this book to be full of surprises. I now know that it is possible for a thorough, well researched history book to still be very readable. I quickly discarded my fear that a feminist history might be lacking in rigour or respectibility. As a Gilbert & Sullivan enthusiast I am pleased to see bad steroetypes of the victorian era trounced. When I read the discussion of the origins of the ...
Behaving Badly: Aversive Behaviors in Interpersonal Relationships
American Psychological Association (APA)
Univ. of Cullowhee, NC. Examines the dark side of interacting with others. Discusses why it is difficult to maintain satisfying relations and how loved ones can be kind and also act like 'jerks.' Topics cover teasing, incompetence, betrayal, infidelity, sabotage, gossiping, and swearing. For clinicians and social scientists.
The Sixties Unplugged: A Kaleidoscopic History of a Disorderly Decade
Gerard J. DeGroot
Harvard University Press
Worth reading for '60s historians
A previous reviewer said this book is strictly negative, and that's partly true. The reason it has such a negative feel is because it attacks many sacred cows that we've come to associate with '60s history: Camelot, Woodstock, Haight-Ashbury, the moon landing, et al. Nothing is "all good" or "all bad," and if there's any decade in the 20th century that seems to organize itself in that way, in ...
Disorderly Women in Eighteenth-Century London: Prostitution and Control in the Metropolis, 1730-1830 (Women ...
Addison Wesley Publishing Company
This is the first full-length study of prostitution in London during the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. It is a compelling account, exposing the real lives of the capital's prostitutes, and also shedding light on London society as a whole, its policing systems and its attitudes towards the female urban poor. Drawing on the archives of London's parishes, jury records, reports from Southwark gaol as well as other sources which have ...
Disorderly Order: Colours in Silent Film : The 1995 Amsterdam Workshop
Netherlands) Amsterdam Workshop 1995 (Amsterdam
Indiana University Press
Only if you are a film archivist
This book is a transcript of a film festival of early color, silent films that was held in the Netherlands in 1995. By color, I mean two-strip technicolor, tinted, toned, or hand-stenciled color. This is a frustrating book for a couple of reasons. One reason is that the participants keep referring to specific scenes in a film. While there are about 20 beautifully reproduced color frames in ...
Policing Public Disorder: Theory and Practice
David P. Waddington
Willan Publishing (UK)
This book takes an eciectic theoretical approach to understanding the causes and management of public disorder, drawing on social scientific studies of collective conflict, and the policing of crowds and social movements. The author has drawn on his own first hand research to produce an engaging and highly readable study focusing on the use of original case studies and original data (eg on the 2001 Burnley riot and the recent 2005 British G8 ...
Disorderly Attachments: A Kristin Ashe Mystery
Jennifer L. Jordan
For me, the criteria for a great reading experience is: character development, pace, and an ending that stays with me for days. This worked lacked all three, and yet I enjoyed it -- up until the last 30 pages. The opening chapters were superb. Imagine being a PI and having this looming figure walk into your office, toss $10,000 your way and tell you that she wants you to investigate a woman ...
Disorderly Liberty: The Political Culture of the Polish-lithuanian Commonwealth in the Eighteenth Century ...
This is the first detailed study of the history of Poland and its political development during the eighteenth century. During the eighteenth century, Europe's republics may have been an integral part of the international scene, but they were marginalised or in decline. When, in 1772, the Commonwealth of Poland-Lithuania suffered a massive loss of territory to its three more powerful neighbours, Russia, Prussia and Austria, Edmund Burke's ...
Alcohol, Violence, and Disorder in Traditional Europe (Early Modern Studies (Truman State Univ Pr))
A. Lynn Martin
Truman State University Press
Traditional Europe had high levels of violence and of alcohol consumption, both higher than they are in modern Western societies, where studies demonstrate a link between violence and alcohol. A. Lynn Martin attempts to determine if this link can also explain the violence and disorder of traditional Europe, from about 1300 to 1700, by using an anthropological approach to examine drinking, drinking establishments, violence, and disorder, and ...
Disorderly Women: Sexual Politics & Evangelicalism in Revolutionary New England
Cornell University Press
A Helpful Exploration of Primary Materials
Through a series of well-researched arguments, Susan Juster, Professor of History at the University of Michigan, seeks to show in this monograph that the participation of evangelical churches in the revolutionary cause during the late 18th century had a profound impact upon the place that women were offered within those churches. During the pre-revolutionary era, Baptist and other evangelical ...
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