Une révélation littéraire comme on en voit rarement. Épique, tendre, cruelle, traversant toute la deuxième moitié du xxe siècle, une oeuvre bouleversante qui, à travers le désir d'ascension d'une femme, interroge l'American Dream et rappelle les plus belles heures du grand roman américain.De son enfance dans un minuscule appartement du Queens d'après-guerre, fille unique d'un père camionneur idole du quartier, et d'une mère qui noyait sa mélancolie à grands coups de scotch, Eileen Tumulty a tiré un principe : toujours viser plus haut, ne jamais renoncer à sortir de sa condition.
Faire des études, décrocher un diplôme d'infirmière : Eileen s'accroche, s'endurcit. Tomber amoureuse, épouser Ed : Eileen s'envole, elle a de l'ambition pour deux. Donner naissance à un fils, trouver la maison de ses rêves, former une vraie famille : Eileen veut encore plus, encore mieux.
Les rêves ne sont-ils jamais que des rêves ?
Sentir la menace, redouter le pire, se révéler dans l'épreuve.
Et puis choisir de continuer à vivre, malgré tout.
La filière phonographique, bouleversée par le peer-to-peer et la numérisation des contenus, a servi de cheval de Troie, dans le secteur des industries culturelles, aux acteurs du logiciel, du Web ou de la fabrication de matériel. Alors que la musique n'a jamais été autant écoutée et consommée, ces firmes l'utilisent principalement pour vendre d'autres produits et services ou pour asseoir leur stratégie de marque. Ces contributions analysent aussi l'évolution des pratiques des auditeurs.
Experts from NYU Stern School of Business analyze new financial regulations and what they mean for the economy The NYU Stern School of Business is one of the top business schools in the world thanks to the leading academics, researchers, and provocative thinkers who call it home. In Regulating Wall Street: The New Architecture of Global Finance, an impressive group of the Stern school's top authorities on finance combine their expertise in capital markets, risk management, banking, and derivatives to assess the strengths and weaknesses of new regulations in response to the recent global financial crisis. Summarizes key issues that regulatory reform should address Evaluates the key components of regulatory reform Provides analysis of how the reforms will affect financial firms and markets, as well as the real economy The U.S. Congress is on track to complete the most significant changes in financial regulation since the 1930s. Regulating Wall Street: The New Architecture of Global Finance discusses the impact these news laws will have on the U.S. and global financial architecture.
This volume was conceived as a Festschrift to surprise Alvin Plantinga on his 70th birthday. That original plan was not entirely successful. For one thing, the day came and went well before the work was complete. For another, the project wasn't quite a surprise: Plantinga caught wind of it (though not of its details) before the unveiling. The occasion was marked, however, by a presentation of a projected table of contents and an early draft of the cover painting by Keith Lehrer. Plantinga then saw the details, and was quite taken aback that the editors and a few contributors had come to South Bend from as far Virginia, Florida, and California to celebrate. Now we are pleased to offer the essays themselves. The collection ranges widely over metaphysics and epistemology. Its wingspan testifies to the breadth both of Plantinga's own work and of the audience that has valued it. Some of the essays deal with ontology, examining actualism, presentism, antirealism, properties, and artifacts. Several essays in epistemology raise skeptical questions, work through the implications of naturalism or int- nalism, and engage Plantinga's own Reidian account of warrant. Other contributions consider the bearing of philosophical ideas on the Christian faith-of split brain cases on the doctrine of the Trinity, for example, and of materialism on the afterlife. The contributors are friends, colleagues, and former students of Plantinga. The editors thank all of them for their eager participation in this project.
This book introduces the Aristotelian-Thomistic view of the human person to a contemporary audience, and reviews the ways in which this view could provide a philosophically sound foundation for modern psychology. The book presents the current state of psychology and offers critiques of the current philosophical foundations. In its presentation of the fundamental metaphysical commitments of the Aristotelian-Thomistic view, it places the human being within the broader understanding of the world.
Chapters discuss the Aristotelian-Thomistic view of human and non-human cognition as well as the relationship between cognition and emotion. In addition, the book discusses the Aristotelian-Thomistic conception of human growth and development, including how the virtue theory relates to current psychological approaches to normal human development, the development of character problems that lead to psychopathology, current conceptions of positive psychology, and the place of the individual in the social world. The book ends with a summary of how Aristotelian-Thomistic theory relates to science in general and psychology in particular.
The Human Person will be of interest to psychologists and cognitive scientists working within a number of subfields, including developmental psychology, social psychology, cognitive psychology, and clinical psychology, and to philosophers working on the philosophy of psychology, philosophy of mind, and the interaction between historical philosophy and contemporary science, as well as linguists and computer scientists interested in psychology of language and artificial intelligence.
This handbook examines policy and practice from around the world with respect to broadly conceived notions of inclusion and diversity within education. It sets out to provide a critical and comprehensive overview of current thinking and debate around aspects such as inclusive education rights, philosophy, context, policy, systems, and practices for a global audience. This makes it an ideal text for researchers and those involved in policy-making, as well as those teaching in classrooms today. Chapters are separated across three key parts:
Part I: Conceptualizations and Possibilities of Inclusion and Diversity in Education
Part II: Inclusion and Diversity in Educational Practices, Policies, and Systems
Part III: Inclusion and Diversity in Global and Local Educational Contexts
Queer criminological work is at the forefront of critical academic criminology, responding to the exclusion of queer communities from criminology, and the injustices that they experience through the criminal justice system. This volume draws together both theoretical and empirical contributions that develop the growing scholarship being produced at the intersection of 'queer' and 'criminology'.
Reflecting the diversity of research that is undertaken at this intersection, the contributions to this volume offer a deeper theoretical and conceptual development of this field alongside empirical research that illustrates the continued relevance and urgency of such scholarship. The contributions consider what it means to be queering criminology in the current political, social, and criminological climate, and chart directions along which this field might develop in order to ensure that greater social and criminal justice for LGBTIQ communities is achieved.