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Second Takes: Remaking Film, Remaking America
Andrew Repasky McElhinney

McFarland, 2013

Second Takes presents the history of English language cinema by focusing on cinematic remakes and on how cinema has been replaced by new forms of "media." Remakes, with their innate plurality, offer the most substance for concentrated cultural analysis of how movies reflect and shape American culture. Analyzing the archetypes that recur in this culture reveals how movies are an increasingly dangerous surrogate for the actual. Close readings ...


MEGACHANGE: How Today's Leading Companies Have Transformed Their Workforces
William F. Joyce

Free Press, 1999

In the last decade, organizations have spent billions of dollars on attempts to improve productivity. But while 85 percent of U.S.-based corporations engaged in some form of restructuring, most of these changes failed. Indeed, 44 percent of the companies reported that the situation actually worsened. The reason, explains William Joyce, is that traditional methods for designing and changing organizations have been based on an assumption of human ...


The New Global Leaders: Richard Branson, Percy Barnevik, David Simon and the Remaking of International ...
Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries, Elizabeth Florent-Treacy

Jossey-Bass, 1999

Spend some time with three of today's most noted business pioneers and share their secrets for achieving international success. The New Global Leaders takes readers into the private worlds of Asea Brown Boveri's Percy Barnevik, Virgin founder Richard Branson, and British Petroleum titan David Simon to provide rare and candid profiles of how these charismatic leaders have redefined organizational growth and development in the latter 20th century. ...


(Re)MAKING LOVE: a sex after sixty story
Mary L. Tabor

Outer Banks Publishing Group, 2011

When Mary L. Tabor’s husband of 21 years announced, “I need to live alone,” she cratered and turned to the only comfort she had left: her writing. What resulted was (Re)MAKING LOVE: a sex after sixty story, a fresh, witty, funny and brutally honest memoir of everything she felt and did during her long journey back to happiness. This deeply personal account of her saga takes the reader from Washington, DC to Missouri to Australia through ...


The Best in Us: People, Profit, and the Remaking of Modern Leadership
Cleve Stevens

Beaufort Books, 2012

We have lost sight of the big picture, forgetting that success cannot be measured in profit alone. This narrow focus, particularly from our political and corporate leaders, is one of the primary reasons for our continuing economic crisis. We need a fresh approach to leadership to turn things around. This new leadership must focus on the people who help generate the profits in addition to the profits themselves. In our hyper-connected world of ...


An Alternative Path: The Making and Remaking of Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital
Naomi Rogers

Rutgers University Press, 1998

When Hahnemann Medical College was founded in Philadelphia in 1848, it was the only institution in the world to offer an M. D. degree in homeopathy, a therapeutic and intellectual alternative to orthodox medicine. This institutional history situates Hahnemann in the broader context of American social changes and chronicles its continual remaking in response to the rise of corporate medicine and constant changes in the Philadelphia ...


44 Days: Iran and the Remaking of the World
David Burnett

National Geographic, 2009

At a time when most Westerners fled the carnage in Iran, David Burnett was one of the few to stay and document the breathtakingly sudden fall of Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi in December 1978, and the chaotic political maneuvering that would culminate in the triumph of the Ayatollahs and the birth of the Islamic Republic. 44 Days re-creates a coup that led to our long hostage crisis, President Jimmy Carter’s political demise, and an enmity ...


Startup Rising: The Entrepreneurial Revolution Remaking the Middle East
Christopher M. Schroeder

Palgrave Macmillan Trade, 2014

Despite the world's elation at the Arab Spring, shockingly little has changed politically in the Middle East; even frontliners Egypt and Tunisia continue to suffer repression, fixed elections, and bombings, while Syria descends into civil war. But in the midst of it all, a quieter revolution has begun to emerge, one that might ultimately do more to change the face of the region: entrepreneurship. As a seasoned angel investor in emerging markets, ...


Little Fixes: 54 Clever Ways to Extend the Life of Kids' Clothes Reuse, recycle, repurpose, restyle
Disney Powless

C&T Publishing / Stash Books, 2014

In this how-to book, author Disney Powless proves that whether it’s ripped, stained, too small, or out of season, nothing is lost when it comes to a child’s wardrobe. Little Fixes , a step-by-step guide to refashioning children’s clothes, in sizes ranging from toddler to teen, features 54 simple restyling tutorials. With some basic sewing skills and a little imagination, you’ll soon find yourself having fun reviving any garment. Your ...


The Quickening of America: Rebuilding Our Nation, Remaking Our Lives

Jossey-Bass, 1994

I highly recommAnd Quickening as an extremely useful and practical guide. It reaffirms that personal and social change are intertwined; that each of us counts; that our lives do make a difference; and that, through involvement and by developing our skills, we can make an even greater difference. --ReverAnd Jesse L. Jackson, president and founder, National Rainbow Coalition An antidote to cynicism . . . an essential 'how-to' manual for anyone ...


The Vanishing Hectare: Property and Value in Postsocialist Transylvania (Culture and Society after Socialism)
Katherine Verdery

Cornell University Press, 2003

In most countries in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, the fall of communism opened up the possibility for individuals to acquire land. Based on Katherine Verdery's extensive fieldwork between 1990 and 2001, The Vanishing Hectare explores the importance of land and land ownership to the people of one Transylvanian community, Aurel Vlaicu. Verdery traces how collectivized land was transformed into private property, how land was ...


Remaking Wormsloe Plantation: The Environmental History of a Lowcountry Landscape (Environmental History and ...
Drew A. Swanson

University of Georgia Press, 2014

Why do we preserve certain landscapes while developing others without restraint? Drew A. Swanson’s in-depth look at Wormsloe plantation, located on the salt marshes outside of Savannah, Georgia, explores that question while revealing the broad historical forces that have shaped the lowcountry South. Wormsloe is one of the most historic and ecologically significant stretches of the Georgia coast. It has remained in the hands of one family from ...


Sweet & Simple Handmade: 25 Projects to Sew, Stitch, Knit & Upcycle for Children
Melissa Wastney

C&T Publishing / Stash Books, 2013

Whether you stitch up a pair of cute baby shoes, knit a clever cardigan, or upcycle adult sweaters into children's sweaters, Sweet & Simple Handmade Melissa Wastney has something for all the little ones in your life. This how-to book features 25 adorable—and very practical—projects designed for babies and young children up to age 10. Inside you'll find reusable patterns, detailed instructions, and endless inspiration for garments, bags, ...


The Remaking of Istanbul: Portrait of an Ottoman City in the Nineteenth Century
Zeynep Çelik

University of California Press, 1993

Zeynep Çelik examines the changing face of Istanbul during the period when European cultural and economic influence intensified, integrating architectural analysis with discussion of broader issues of urban design and historical change.


Renewal: Remaking America's Schools for the Twenty-First Century
Harold Kwalwasser

R&L Education, 2012

Harold Kwalwasser has put together a call to action for education reform that makes a clear case for what has to be done in order to educate all children to their full potential. He visited forty high-performing and transforming school districts, charters, parochial, and private schools to understand why they have succeeded where others have failed. The analysis in Renewal: Remaking America's Schools for the Twenty-First Century brings ...


Remaking Eden

Babysteps Publishing Limited, 2014

"After all woman started it all and perhaps woman has to end it all." A brilliant adaptation of the book of genesis where Eve struggles to save her marriage which leads her on a journey of saving the world. She discovers in the end that even though she had unintentionally saved the world, her own problems remained yet unsolved and worse still, her sisters marriage was falling apart too. She is about to discover the age old secret about ...


Building from Belief: Advance, Retreat, and Compromise in the Remaking of Catholic Church Architecture
Michael E. DeSanctis, Donald W. Trautman

Liturgical Press, 2002

Imagine what Sundays in a parish could be if worshiping communities are assured that the liturgy in their spaces might be a foretaste of the heavenly liturgy. Or what town-hall meetings could also be in a place where parish committees are inspired to know that they can be the instruments of truth and beauty. The essays in Building from Belief focus on Catholic church architecture and invite those who are involved in the creation of worship ...


Remaking Men: Jung, Spirituality and Social Change
David Tacey

Routledge, 1997

The nature of masculinity is a popular subject for contemporary authors, either treated critically from a sociological standpoint, or analysed from a psychological and spiritual perspective. In Remaking Men , David Tacey argues that we must strive to bridge the gap between these separate traditions - masculinity should neither be hijacked by the spiritual, Jung-influenced men's movement, nor discussed merely as a product of socio-political ...



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