Smoke Signals

Author: Martin A. Lee
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439102619
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Smoke Signals from the Author: Martin A. Lee. The best-selling co-author of Acid Dream traces the dramatic social history of marijuana from its origins and its emergence in the 1960s culture wars through the 1996 legalization of medicinal marijuana in California, profiling the multibillion-dollar marijuana industry and how it is reshaping health care. 35,000 first printing.

Smoke Signals For The Gods

Author: F. S. Naiden
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199916403
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Smoke Signals For The Gods from the Author: F. S. Naiden. Animal sacrifice has been critical to the study of ancient Mediterranean religions since the eighteenth century. More recently, two leading views on sacrifice have dominated the subject: the psychological approach of Walter Burkert and the sociological one by Jean-Pierre Vernant and Marcel Detienne. These two perspectives have argued that the main feature of sacrifice is allaying feelings of guilt at the slaughter of sacrificial animals. However, both approaches leave little room for the role of the priests and the gods they hope to communicate with. Nor do they allow for comparison between animal sacrifice and other oblations offered to the gods. F. S. Naiden redresses the omission of these salient features to show that, far from being an attempt to assuage guilt or achieve solidarity, animal sacrifice is an attempt to make contact with a divine being, and that it is so important for—and perceived to be so risky for—the worshippers that it becomes subject to regulations of unequaled extent and complexity. Sacrificial priests are the most closely regulated of all Greek officials, and sacrifice itself is the most closely regulated public business. All this anxiety and effort invites some explanation, yet to date scholars have paid little attention to these regulations. Smoke Signals for the Gods addresses these, while drawing on recent work on Greek sacred law and Greek religious terminology. Furthermore, it seek to explain how mistaken views of sacrifice and animals arose, and traces them farther into the past, often back to early Christianity. Drawing on a wealth of sources, this book provides a complete picture of ancient animal sacrifice.

Smoke Signals

Author: Sherman Alexie
Publisher: Miramax Books
ISBN: 9780786883929
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Smoke Signals from the Author: Sherman Alexie. A bittersweet comedy about two young Native-Americans, Victor and Thomas, who leave their small town for an adventure in self-discovery.

Smoke Signals

Author: Joanna Hearne
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 0803244622
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Smoke Signals from the Author: Joanna Hearne. Smoke Signals is a historical milestone in Native American filmmaking. Released in 1998 and based on a short-story collection by Sherman Alexie, it was the first wide-release feature film written, directed, coproduced, and acted by Native Americans. The most popular Native American film of all time, Smoke Signals is also an innovative work of cinematic storytelling that demands sustained critical attention in its own right. Embedded in Smoke Signals’s universal story of familial loss and renewal are uniquely Indigenous perspectives about political sovereignty, Hollywood’s long history of misrepresentation, and the rise of Indigenous cinema across the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Joanna Hearne’s work foregrounds the voices of the filmmakers and performers—in interviews with Alexie and director Chris Eyre, among others—to explore the film’s audiovisual and narrative strategies for speaking to multiple audiences. In particular, Hearne examines the filmmakers’ appropriation of mainstream American popular culture forms to tell a Native story. Focusing in turn on the production and reception of the film and issues of performance, authenticity, social justice, and environmental history within the film’s text and context, this in-depth introduction and analysis expands our understanding and deepens our enjoyment of a Native cinema landmark.

Smoke Signals

Author: Simon Chapman
ISBN: 1921364599
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Smoke Signals from the Author: Simon Chapman. Smoke Signals gathers 71 of Professor Simon Chapman’s authoritative, acerbic and often heretical essays written in newspapers, blogs and research journals across his 40-year career. They cover major developments and debates in tobacco control, public health ethics, cancer screening, gun control and panics about low risk agents like wi-fi, mobile phone towers and wind turbines. This collection is an essential guide to the landscape of many key debates in contemporary public health. It will be invaluable to public health students and practitioners, while remaining compelling reading for all interested in health policy. When is Simon Chapman the academic, intellectual, self-appointed chief wowser of the nanny state gunna leave us alone? Steve Price, Australian radio broadcaster His insane wibblings are worrying yes, but still bloody funny to read. Christopher Snowdon, Institute of Economic Affairs, London Simon Chapman is emeritus professor in public health at the University of Sydney. He has won the World Health Organization’s medal for tobacco control (1998), the American Cancer Society’s Luther Terry Award for outstanding individual leadership in tobacco control (2003), and was NSW Premier’s Cancer Researcher of the Year medal (2008). In 2013 he was made an Officer in the Order of Australia for his contributions to public health and named 2013 Australian Skeptic of the Year. In 2014, the Australian right-wing think tank, the Institute of Public Affairs, named him as one of Australia’s Dirty Dozen all-time “opponents of freedom”.

Smoke Signals

Author: Jim Poling, Sr.
Publisher: Dundurn
ISBN: 1459706412
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Smoke Signals from the Author: Jim Poling, Sr.. The history and current state of tobacco from its Native origins in South America's Andes through its checkered history in North America as a "miracle" drug, powerful narcotic, friend of government revenue departments, and law-enforcement target as contraband and tax diversion are traced.

Smoke Signals

Author: London Arts Board
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Smoke Signals from the Author: London Arts Board. 'Not only do the competition entries reflect the depth of writing talent in London, but they also demonstrate the writers' range and diversity of views. ..We even leared something from them about the mystery and uniqueness of London. Ruth Rendell In 1992, the London Arts Board, Capital 95.8FM and Serpent's Tail sponsored a short story competition open to all Londoners. The entries, of which there were over 600, were judged by Maureen Duffy, Ruth Rendell and Nick Wheeler. Fifteen winners were selected. At the same time, well known London writers - Roy Heath, Shena Mackay, Michael Moorcock, Kate Pullinger and Tom Wakefield - were each asked to contribute a story.The twenty stories brought together in Smoke Signals show a London rich in both the drama of life and literary inspiration. It reminds us that since the days of Chaucer the city has seduced, cajoled, infuriated and mocked its writers.

Smoke Signals

Author: M. John Fayhee
Publisher: Booktango
ISBN: 1468926365
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Smoke Signals from the Author: M. John Fayhee. From illegally entering a closed area in rural China with a pack full of pot to paddling across a crocodile-infested lake in a leaky Zodiac in the Dominican Republic to crash landing in a hot-air balloon in the most-redneck part of Appalachia, Fayhee juxtaposes highly improbable misadventures with tender tales about losing his beloved dog, about the scars that define people in the High Country and about the friendships forged in the most remote parts of the American West.