In this collection of essays, the chief components of Indian religions and our perceptions of them are treated in sensitive manner.
Hope and Healing in Urban Education proposes a new movement of healing justice to repair the damage done by the erosion of hope resulting from structural violence in urban communities. Drawing on ethnographic case studies from around the country, this book chronicles how teacher activists employ healing strategies in stressed schools and community organizations, and work to reverse negative impacts on academic achievement and civic engagement, supporting their students to become powerful civic actors. The book argues that healing a community is a form of political action, and emphasizes the need to place healing and hope at the center of our educational and political strategies. At once a bold, revealing, and nuanced look at troubled urban communities as well as the teacher activists and community members working to reverse the damage done by generations of oppression, Hope and Healing in Urban Education examines how social change can be enacted from within to restore a sense of hope to besieged communities and counteract the effects of poverty, violence, and hopeness.
Still recovering from a near-death experience, Homicide Detective Alexander Drake is suddenly recalled to active duty to track down a diabolical serial killer with ties to the occult.
In Conflicting Commitments, Shannon Gleeson goes beyond the debate over federal immigration policy to examine the complicated terrain of immigrant worker rights. Federal law requires that basic labor standards apply to all workers, yet this principle clashes with increasingly restrictive immigration laws and creates a confusing bureaucratic terrain for local policymakers and labor advocates. Gleeson examines this issue in two of the largest immigrant gateways in the country: San Jose, California, and Houston, Texas. Conflicting Commitments reveals two cities with very different approaches to addressing the exploitation of immigrant workers--both involving the strategic coordination of a range of bureaucratic brokers, but in strikingly different ways. Drawing on the real life accounts of ordinary workers, federal, state, and local government officials, community organizers, and consular staff, Gleeson argues that local political contexts matter for protecting undocumented workers in particular. Providing a rich description of the bureaucratic minefields of labor law, and the explosive politics of immigrant rights, Gleeson shows how the ons learned from San Jose and Houston can inform models for upholding labor and human rights in the United States.
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"Não escolhemos o amor, é ele quem nos escolhe. Mas, e se essa escolha estiver errada? A vida de Lucas já começou com problemas: foi abandonado em um orfanato quando tinha apenas dois anos. Sofreu a dor da rejeição e da solidão até que, em um magnífico natal, quando completava nove anos, Papai Noel lhe trouxe de presente pais maravilhosos: Levi e Heloísa. Ambos o adotaram, casaram-se e tiveram uma menina tão doce que fez Lucas escolher o seu nome: Mel. Uma família perfeita foi construída com bases sólidas. No entanto, depois de anos convivendo em um clima familiar acolhedor, o surgimento de um amor incomum abala o mundo de Lucas. Ele percebe que alguma coisa importante mudou a ponto de não conseguir ver sua irmã mais nova com os mesmos olhos. De menina doce, Mel se torna uma mulher interessante, fato que Lucas não consegue ignorar. Diante das variadas fases deste sentimento, entre elas a negação, a revolta e a culpa, Lucas tenta sobreviver em meio à dor do amor proibido e, o mais importante: tenta jamais prejudicar a sua família por causa dele." Polêmico, forte, sensível, surpreendente.
Palavras distintas para um único sentimento, amor. Uma história bem contada que vai te arrebatar do começo ao fim. (Paula Pilar) Um amor proibido e arrebatador, que me fez pensar em dois possíveis finais, mas claro que Mila me surpreendeu, como sempre. Um romance lindo, emocionante, que me arrancou lágrimas e massacrou meu coração de ansiedade. Sempre recomendo qualquer coisa que Wander escreva. (Josy Stoque)