Nelson Mandela

Author: Jennifer Boothroyd
Publisher: Lerner Books [UK]
ISBN: 0761343768
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Nelson Mandela from the Author: Jennifer Boothroyd. This biography answers such questions as: Why was Nelson Mandela in jail for 27 years? How did his persistence help bring peace to South Africa? How did he become the first black president of South Africa?

Nelson Mandela

Author: Peter Limb
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313340358
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Nelson Mandela from the Author: Peter Limb. Examines the life and accomplishments of the first black South African president, who spent twenty-seven years in jail for his political beliefs.

Nelson Mandela

Author: Crain Soudien
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9463009086
Size: 48.80 MB
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Nelson Mandela from the Author: Crain Soudien. The death of Nelson Mandela, the great South African fighter for freedom, in December 2013 prompted several colleagues within the World Council of Comparative Education Societies community to come together to think about the significance of his life and his work for education. This book is the result of that coming together. The contributing authors reflect on what his life, the commitments he made and principally the values he took into the struggle for freedom in South Africa mean for education. The point of departure for the book is that of honouring the man. It begins with the argument that the values for which he stood, namely, the unconditional dignity of all human beings, respect for difference and principally his lifelong commitment to justice, have a special significance for how we as inhabitants of an increasingly connected and interdependent world conduct our personal lives, our relationships with one another and with the material and living space which surrounds us. It is an ecological approach. As the world moves into a twenty-first century where, paradoxically, we know so much and yet appear to understand so little, and so find ourselves struggling to create social lives in which all of us can feel respected, can offer respect to others and live lives free of fear and anxiety, the values for which he stood have specific relevance for how we do the important job of teaching and what we put into it. Mandela poses deeply provocative questions about the kinds of lives we seek for ourselves and for everybody else around us.

The Cambridge Companion To Nelson Mandela

Author: Rita Barnard
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107013119
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The Cambridge Companion To Nelson Mandela from the Author: Rita Barnard. Nelson Mandela is one of the most revered figures of our time. The essays in this Companion, written by experts in history, anthropology, jurisprudence, cinema, literature, and visual studies, examine how Mandela became the icon he is today and ponder the meanings and uses of his internationally recognizable image.

Brazil Today An Encyclopedia Of Life In The Republic 2 Volumes

Author: John J. Crocitti
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313346739
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Brazil Today An Encyclopedia Of Life In The Republic 2 Volumes from the Author: John J. Crocitti. For students, business people, government officials, artists, and tourists—in short, anyone traveling to or wishing to know more about contemporary Brazil—this is an essential resource. • 250 A–Z entries on contemporary government, the economic and business sectors, social movements, environmental issues, culture, and more • Dozens of photographs of geographic features, landmarks, architecture, the urban landscape, industrial and agricultural enterprises, and personalities from politics, entertainment, and sports • Cross-listings and indexes to guide readers to related topics

Mandela From The Life Of The South African Statesman

Author: Floyd Cooper
ISBN: 9780780797987
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Mandela From The Life Of The South African Statesman from the Author: Floyd Cooper. From his childhood in the South African countryside, to his election as the first black president in South Africa's history, Nelson Mandela's extraordinary life is a story of courage, persistence, hope, and belief.

The Persistence Of Religion

Author: Harvey G. Cox
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 0857731203
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The Persistence Of Religion from the Author: Harvey G. Cox. In the nineteenth century, Nietzsche famously announced that God was dead. In the twentieth century, an increasing reliance on science and technology led to a widespread rejection of belief on the grounds of its irrationality. Yet for all the scepticism directed towards it, religion has not died. In fact, the opposite has occurred: it has persisted and proliferated. Despite the relentless pursuit of scientific advancement, in the twenty-first century religious influence may be seen everywhere. In this thoughtful and wide-ranging dialogue, two leading commentators on religion address - from their different but complementary traditions of Christianity and Buddhism - the continuing appeal of spirituality to people eager to explore fundamental questions of meaning and identity. The authors indicate that science, for all the benefits it has conferred, has limits of explanation. It may be able to show how, but not necessarily why. Yet belief too must not go unchallenged, since, as Ikeda says at one point in the dialogue, 'religion can become either a medicine or a poison.' What then is the proper role of religion in a world troubled by intolerance and extremism? The authors point to the significant place that it has in dialogue, education and peacebuilding. They emphasise the centrality of non-violence, and the inspiring examples of Gandhi, Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela. In so doing they recount their own formative experiences of involvement in the civil rights movement and protest against Vietnam (Cox) and personal exposure to the misery and destruction of war (Ikeda). Their joint vision of a just and true religious sensibility makes a vital contribution to the fields of religion, peace studies and ethics.

Rainy Brain Sunny Brain

Author: Elaine Fox
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1409022994
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Rainy Brain Sunny Brain from the Author: Elaine Fox. Are you optimistic or pessimistic? Glass half-full or half-empty? Do you look on the bright side or turn towards the dark? These are easy questions for most of us to answer, because our personality types are hard-wired into our brains. As pioneering psychologist and neuroscientist Elaine Fox has discovered, our outlook on life reflects our primal inclination to seek pleasure or avoid danger—inclinations that, in many people, are healthily balanced. But when our 'fear brain' or 'pleasure brain' is too strong, the results can be disastrous, as those of us suffering from debilitating shyness, addiction, depression, or anxiety know all too well. Luckily, anyone suffering from these afflictions has reason to hope. Stunning breakthroughs in neuroscience show that our brains are more malleable than we ever imagined. In Rainy Brain, Sunny Brain, Fox describes a range of techniques—from traditional cognitive behavioural therapy to innovative cognitive bias retraining exercises—that can actually alter our brains’ circuitry, strengthening specific thought processes by exercising the neural systems that control them. The implications are enormous: lifelong pessimists can train themselves to think positively and find happiness, while pleasure-seekers inclined toward risky or destructive behavior can take control of their lives. Drawing on her own cutting-edge research, Fox shows how we can retrain our brains to brighten our lives and learn to flourish. With keen insights into how genes, life experiences and cognitive processes interleave together to make us who we are, Rainy Brain, Sunny Brain revolutionises our basic concept of individuality. We learn that we can influence our own personalities, and that our lives are only as 'sunny' or as 'rainy' as we allow them to be.

African Independence

Author: Tukufu Zuberi
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1442216433
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African Independence from the Author: Tukufu Zuberi. African Independence highlights the important role Africa has played in recent history and the significant role it will continue to play in the future of America and the globe. In a world where much of the power and wealth remains concentrated in the hands of a very few people, this book looks at how the history of African independence has touched all people—from refugees to heads of state. Author Tukufu Zuberi weaves exclusive interview excerpts and stories from many Africans he has met with old newsreels, current news and reports, and research into a larger narrative that takes readers through key events in African history and shows their importance today. The book provides context for understanding connections between events in Africa and the world, such as Nigeria’s Boko Haram acts of war against the citizens of Nigeria and neighboring states, China’s rise as the main superpower with the largest financial connections to the African continent, and the so-called war against terrorism. Zuberi is also the director of the documentary African Independence, which has won awards including Best Director and Best Documentary at the San Diego Black Film Festival, Best Director at The People’s Film Festival, Best African Film at the San Diego Black Film Festival, and more. Both alone and together, the book and film offer a deeper understanding of Africa’s central role in world affairs.