Brown on Brown
Common conceptions permeating U.S. ethnic queer theory tend to confuse aesthetics with real-world acts and politics. Often Chicano/a representations of gay and lesbian experiences in literature and film are analyzed simply as propaganda. The cognitive, emotional, and narrational ingredients (that is, the subject matter and the formal traits) of those representations are frequently reduced to a priori agendas that emphasize a politics of difference. In this book, Frederick Luis Aldama follows an entirely different approach. He investigates the ways in which race and gay/lesbian sexuality intersect and operate in Chicano/a literature and film while taking into full account their imaginative nature and therefore the specific kind of work invested in them. Also, Aldama frames his analyses within today's larger (globalized) context of postcolonial literary and filmic canons that seek to normalize heterosexual identity and experience. Throughout the book, Aldama applies his innovative approach to throw new light on the work of authors Arturo Islas, Richard Rodriguez, John Rechy, Ana Castillo, and Sheila Ortiz Taylor, as well as that of film director Edward James Olmos. In doing so, Aldama aims to integrate and deepen Chicano literary and filmic studies within a comparative perspective. Aldama's unusual juxtapositions of narrative materials and cultural personae, and his premise that literature and film produce fictional examples of a social and historical reality concerned with ethnic and sexual issues largely unresolved, make this book relevant to a wide range of readers.
The Defeat of Youth
By all accounts, Aldous Huxley was a brilliant and voracious thinker and artist whose creative output knew no literary bounds. This volume gathers some of his best-remembered verse, including the memorable title poem, which is a sequence of 22 thematically interwoven sonnets.
Beard s Massage
An update of the definitive work on soft tissue massage! The 4th Edition continues to follow classic Swedish remedial message therapy, along with the Hoffa system of local and general massage. An introduction to other massage traditions, such as sports massage, trigger points and pressure, rolfing, and shiatsu, is new to this edition. A new section details individual massage strokes, accompanied by all new, step-by-step photographs that show the direction and sequence of each individual stroke. Current and extensive reference sections accompany every chapter, and the up-to-date bibliography provides citations in a wide variety of areas associated with massage. Spanish version also available, ISBN: 84-8174-341-0
Radio Boy Radio Boy Book 1
From leading breakfast radio star Christian O’Connell comes a brilliant and laugh-out-loud story of an ordinary boy with an extraordinary secret radio show. (Broadcast from his shed.)
Hot Stone Massage
Hot stone massage is a unique variant of massage therapy that employs heated stones to release physical tension and calm the nervous system. The stones’ warmth and weight help the recipient focus more intently on the massage, and to be more receptive to its benefits. This superb introduction explains everything about this ancient healing practice, from which stones to choose (color, smoothness, shape, and mineral content matter) to which strokes to use. Along with attractive instructional photos throughout, there’s information on setting up the massage, working different parts of the body, stimulating the chakra points, and alleviating specific symptoms—including muscular aches, back pain, arthritis, circulatory problems, and insomnia.
Girlfriends Talk about Men
New Ed girlfriends Talk About Men contains dozens of stories and advice on how to live peacefully with and love a creature "from another planet." The authors interviewed over 100 women, gleaning what women truly think about men and the "big three" relationship issues - sex, money, and power. Women discuss what long-term relationships realistically offer, and how to keep your balance on this sometimes rocky road.
Management Accounting in Health Care Organizations
Management Accounting in Health Care Organizations offers an introduction to the subject of management accounting and provides a user-oriented approach to the concepts and techniques students need in order to understand management accounting in a health care context. This volume includes the information needed to master the basics of full-cost accounting, differential cost accounting, and responsibility accounting. It describes the uses and limitations of management accounting and the common accounting pitfalls managers face when making routine health care management decisions. This important text is formatted to provide an interactive learning approach. Students prepare answers to problems as they appear throughout each chapter and analyze one or more practice cases at the end of the chapter. Each chapter's practice case is followed by several cases that can be assigned for analysis and discussion in the classroom setting.
CorelDRAW X8 The Official Guide
The Corel-Authorized Guide to CorelDRAW®—Updated for CorelDRAW X8 This thoroughly revised guide offers complete coverage of CorelDraw X8, including the revamped interface and brand-new features. CorelDRAW X8: The Official Guide shows anyone—from a beginner to an experienced illustrator—how to create top-drawer commercial graphics and exquisite artwork. You will learn to draw photorealistic illustrations, use shortcuts to create complex art, lay out text like a pro, add special effects, and transform 2D objects into 3D graphics. The book features tips for printing high-quality work that matches what you’ve designed on your monitor. • Work in the customizable interface redesigned to reflect Windows® Metro style • Explore and understand the software’s menus, palettes, and dockers • Lay out brochures, flyers, and other multi-page documents • Add paragraph, artistic, and custom-shaped text to your designs • Search the Content Exchange for fonts, vector patterns, background designs, and the Get More docker • Use the Perspective, Extrude, Smear, Twirl, Attract, Repel, and Distortion tools • Incorporate lens effects, transparency, shadows, glows, and bevels • Put all the elements together in a professional, visually compelling way with layout and design tips from the author
Chopin and Beyond
One of the world's greatest classical pianists reveals how the "other world" transformed his life and career By any measure, Byron Janis has had an extraordinary musical career. His discovery of two long-lost Chopin scores made headlines around the world, and he has been honored many times for his breathtaking performances of some of the most exciting and challenging works in the standard classical piano repertoire. As he retraces this remarkable journey in Chopin and Beyond, he shares something even more extraordinary: the other-worldly experiences that have shaped his life and music in surprising and profound ways. Shares milestones and memories from the life and musical career of one of the world's greatest pianists Includes lively anecdotes of famous classical musicians and other notable figures, including Vladimir Horowitz and Pablo Picasso Describes his long-secret but ultimately triumphant battle with arthritis Recounts the paranormal experiences that deepened his personal association with Chopin, effected near miraculous recoveries from serious accidents, and more Like the best music, Chopin and Beyond will open your mind to explore the wonder and possibility of a different world.
The Definitive Guide to Social CRM
Make Social CRM work! This book presents the first proven framework and step-by-step methodology for driving maximum value from Social CRM throughout sales, marketing, customer service, and beyond. Barton Goldenberg,the field's #1 expert, offers a proven, four-step methodology for succeeding with Social CRM work in any B2B, B2C, or B2B2C organization. You'll learn how to integrate people, process and technology to optimize relationships with every customer, achieve seamless collaboration across customer-facing functions, and make the most of today's leading social platforms. Goldenberg shows how to: * Systematically harvest information from Social Media conversations and communities: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, and beyond * Integrate this information into expanded customer profiles * Use these profiles to personalize customer service, marketing messages, and sales offers far more effectively Goldenberg assesses the changing impact of social media on customer relationships, identifies smarter ways to profitably integrate it throughout your business, guides you through Social CRM planning and implementation, and examines key challenges and opportunities in leveraging Social CRM after you've deployed it. You'll find practical advice on issues ranging from strategy to software selection, vendor negotiation to team development and day-to-day operations. Goldenberg concludes by previewing the future of Social CRM -- and the fast-changing customer tomorrow's systems must serve. For all executive decision-makers, managers, and implementers who are involved in, planning, or considering Social CRM initiatives.