Description : Every major Peruvian author of the twentieth century has written a narrative focused on childhood or coming of age. Mining Memory argues that Peruvian narratives of the twentieth century re-imagine childhood not only to document personal pasts, but also to focus on national identity as a dynamic and incomplete process. Mining Memory shows how 20th-century narratives and films reimagine the self and the nation by representing child and adolescent protagonists and their evolution, using the remembrance of childhood as part of a nation-making project. The book demonstrates how, in the context of Peru, fictions focusing on childhood become vehicles for the national reimagining and collective remembering central to much of Latin American literature. The figure of the child, as emblem of both a collective memory and an always deferred utopian project, holds special promise for twentieth-century Peruvian writers as they write from a national context rife with cultural, racial and political conflict. The book intervenes in debates internal to Peruvian cultural studies as well as wider conversations in Latin American Studies and post-colonial studies. Mining Memory provides a new understanding to both the Latin American and Anglo-American traditions regarding the representations of national subjectivities through the voices of the child and adolescent. Such a representational strategy performs a very particular kind of hybridity and temporal balancing act capable of addressing the very issues of cultural memory and fractured identities so relevant to multi-cultural, post-colonial cultural contexts.
Description : The new social and economic era calls for integration of ecology and economy in a system of cause and effect. The central element in this shift is sustainable development. Fundamental to the achievement of sustainable development is the requirement for environmentally responsible waste management and restoration of the environment. Solutions to the complex problems confronted by waste management and environmental restoration industry are currently handled by the geoenvironmental engineering profession that needs a good background in soil biology, chemistry, mechanics, mineralogy, and physics. In recognition of this need, this book summarizes relevant aspects of various soil physics, mineralogy, and chemistry as well as the chemistry of pollutants. This treatment will provide sufficient background to students and practicing engineers to enable them to think about how to approach waste management and environmental restoration problems.
Description : A través de historias de la vida cotidiana, , nos brinda conocimientos fundamentales sobre cómo lograr mayor pro-vecho manejando recursos como FACEBOOK, MESSENGER, TWITTER, BLOGGS, SKYPE, GPS, YOUTUBE, LA NUBE DIGITAL, MOTORES DE BÚS-QUEDA, HISTORIAL DEL NAVEGADOR, ETC. De igual manera, mediante el ejemplo de anécdotas reales, el libro nos induce en la vida moderna, mostrándonos las REGLAS PARA USO DE INTERNET, CÓMO APROVECHAR LA POLICÍA CIBERNÉTICA, CÓMO PONER UNA EMPRESA A TRAVÉS DE LA WEB, CÓMO EVITAR EL CIBERBULLYING, y muchos otros temas de gran interés actual. Si tú eres mamá, descubre a través de estas historias la grandeza y el poder de influencia que puedes tener, apoyada en el mundo digital.
Description : X has a bone to pick with Arcadia's political kingmaker Berkshire, and the two share some "face time." Meanwhile, Leigh's online expos̩ attracts some murderously angry readers. Swierczynski and Nguyen take on Dark Horse's classic vigilante! X MAKES HIS DARK HORSE RETURN WITH SWIERCZYNSKI! ![Project Black Sky](http://images.darkhorse.com/digital/common/pbs.png "Project Black Sky")
Description : This book provides a comprehensive examination of the ways that health policy has been shaped by the political, socioeconomic, and ideological environment of the United States. The roles played by public and private, institutional and individual actors in designing the healthcare system are identified at all levels. The book addresses the key problems of healthcare cost, access, and quality through analyses of Medicare, Medicaid, the Veterans Health Administration, and other programs, and the ethical and cost implications of advances in healthcare technology. This fully updated fourth edition gives expanded attention to the fiscal and financial impact of high healthcare costs and the struggle for healthcare reform, culminating in the passage of the Affordable Care Act, with preliminary discussion of implementation issues associated with the Affordable Care Act as well as attempts to defund and repeal it. Each chapter concludes with discussion questions and a comprehensive reference list. Helpful appendices provide a guide to websites and a chronology. PowerPoint slides and other instructional materials are available to instructors who adopt the book.