Description : Embraced with zeal by a wide array of activists and policymakers, the restorative justice movement has made promises to reduce the disproportionate rates of Aboriginal involvement in crime and the criminal justice system and to offer a healing model suitable to Aboriginal communities. Such promises should be the focus of considerable critical analysis and evaluation, yet this kind of scrutiny has largely been absent. 'Will the Circle be Unbroken?' explores and confronts the potential and pitfalls of restorative justice, offering a much-needed critical perspective. Drawing on their shared experiences working with Aboriginal communities, Jane Dickson-Gilmore and Carol LaPrairie examine the outcomes of restorative justice projects, paying special attention to such prominent programs as conferencing, sentencing circles, and healing circles. They also look to Aboriginal justice reforms in other countries, comparing and contrasting Canadian reforms with the restorative efforts in New Zealand, Australia, and the United States. 'Will the Circle be Unbroken?' provides a comprehensive overview of the critical issues in Aboriginal and restorative justice, placing these in the context of community. It examines the essential role of community in furthering both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal aspirations for restorative justice.
Description : Produced in association with the Country Music Hall of Fame, an illustrated history of country music ranges from its folk music origins to today's billion-dollar industry, covering key performers, events, recordings, and personalities, along with essays by Rosanne Cash and Mary Chapin Carpenter, memorabilia, and numerous photographs.
Description : Studs Terkel has turned to the ultimate human experience, that of death and the possibility of life afterward. Death is the one experience we all share but cannot know. In Studs Terkel’s powerful new book, Will the Circle Be Unbroken? a wide range of people address that final experience and its impact on the present in which we live. In talking about the ultimate and unknowable culmination of our lives, these people give voice to their deepest beliefs and hopes, reflecting on the lives they have led and what still lies before them. The result is a book that may well be Terkel’s most popular, a universal and deeply moving account of death and religion. This is the first time Terkel addresses the whole realm of religious belief and of expectations of an afterlife, including reincarnation. Interviewing a fascinating variety of people, he is able to come up with an extraordinary range of experience and of belief, all of which prove far more complex than Terkel anticipated. In the tradition of his books Working and Coming of Age, Studs Terkel addresses an issue bound up with all of our lives, yet rarely discussed on its own terms. From a Hiroshima survivor to an AIDS caseworker, from a death row parolee to a woman who emerged from a two-year coma, these interviewees find an eloquence and grace in dealing with a topic many of us have yet to discuss openly and freely. Terkel also interviews the vast array of people who confront death in their everyday lives, whether as policemen, firemen, emergency health workers, doctors, or nurses. Many of the most moving interviews deal with AIDS, and how the disease has devastated whole communities and forced people to face death at the young ages we associate with centuries past. In a stunning capstone to his extraordinary career, Terkel introduces to us the variety of our reactions to life’s ultimate experience.
Description : Martha Johnson wants a new lease on life, but like so many other sistahs, she does not know how to get it. Born into a family of weak-minded women, she, despite her education and improved social status, cannot seem to break the mold. Like the road-weary Johnson women before her, she is hampered by low self-esteem and afflicted by poor decision-making skills. Sadly, Martha blames her mother for infecting her with the same virus that had, over time, killed the spirits of her foremothers. Even after her mother repents and begins to live like Jesus, Martha cannot bring herself to forgive her-cannot find the strength to break the curse. As a result, her relationship with her own daughter has gradually disintegrated. Will Martha Johnson learn to look deeply into her own mirror? Can she successfully confront the demons that dwell in the caverns of her own mind? Will she ever realize that the disappointment she feels for her mother is only a front for her own feelings of personal failure and that the resentment toward her daughter is merely a masquerade for motherly love turned inside-out? Or will the circle be unbroken?
Description : Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Commentary (music and lyrics not included). Pages: 80. Chapters: Adrienne Young albums, Alison Krauss & Union Station albums, Bluegrass compilation albums, David Grisman albums, Del McCoury Band albums, Del McCoury albums, Earl Scruggs albums, Lester Flatt albums, Mac Wiseman albums, Mark O'Connor albums, Old Crow Medicine Show albums, Old and in the Way albums, Paul H bert albums, Peter Rowan albums, Railroad Earth albums, Ralph Stanley albums, Rhonda Vincent albums, Ricky Skaggs albums, Saddle River Stringband albums, Sam Bush albums, Split Lip Rayfield albums, The Grascals albums, The Greencards albums, The Seldom Scene albums, Tommy Emmanuel albums, Tut Taylor albums, Alison Krauss discography, Raising Sand, Up on the Ridge, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Down from the Mountain, Weather and Water, Will the Circle Be Unbroken: Volume Two, Viridian, Plow to the End of the Row, The Art of Virtue, The Pizza Tapes, The Great Dobro Sessions, Genuine Negro Jig, Music of Coal, Walk the Line, DGQ-20, Now That I've Found You: A Collection, New Favorite, Breakdown, Movin' On, Forget About It, The Grass Is Blue, The Crow: New Songs for the 5-String Banjo, A Potpourri of Bluegrass Jam, 15th Anniversary Celebration, A Hundred Miles or More: A Collection, That High Lonesome Sound, Retrograss, The Even Dozen Jug Band, Heroes, Lonely Runs Both Ways, Standard Songs for Average People, So Long So Wrong, Live, Old and in the Gray, Tone Poems 2, All American Bluegrass Girl, Del Doc & Mac, Doc & Dawg, Don't Cheat in Our Hometown, The Steve Martin Brothers, Home Is Where the Heart Is, Midnight on the Water, Waitin' for the Sun to Shine, The Walls of Time, The Great American Eagle Tragedy, Not for Kids Only, Life of Sorrow, Endless Road, Shady Grove, Bluegrass Rules!, Live at the Boarding House, Honoring the Fathers of Bluegrass: Tribute to 1946 and 1947, The...
Description : For anyone who's ever wanted to add bluegrass to their list of playing styles but never knew where to begin, Guitar Roots: Bluegrass provides all the elements for finding an authentic bluegrass sound. Clear, easy-to-understand examples demonstrate slides, hammer-ons, pull-offs, alternate picking, syncopation and more. Get pickin' with this all-inclusive bluegrass primer.