Getting by in Hard Times

Gendered Labour at Home and on the Job
Author: Meg Luxton,June Shirley Corman
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9780802007834
Category: Social Science
Page: 326
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Describes the experiences of daily life for predominantly white, working class women and men during the period of ?economic restructuring? begun in the 1980s.

Getting by in Hard Times

Letters from the Pitchfork Ranch, 1938-1939
Author: Scott White
Publisher: National Ranching Heritage Center
ISBN: 9781467546881
Category: History
Page: 240
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Hard Times


Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Authors, English
Page: 352
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The world of Hard Times For These Times revolves around a small industrial town firmly in the grip of one businessman. Bounderby is owner of the local mill and Gradgrind, his employee, is the schoolmaster--together they define and enforce the town's moral character with an iron fist. Many of the characters--including Gradgrind eventually--try and fail to resist Bounderby's influence, to their own demise. Published in 1854, the novel revealed Dickens' sharpest views on capitalism and its questionable moral underpinnings and spurred significant critical debate among his contemporaries. This is a free digital copy of a book that has been carefully scanned by Google as part of a project to make the world's books discoverable online. To make this print edition available as an ebook, we have extracted the text using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology and submitted it to a review process to ensure its accuracy and legibility across different screen sizes and devices. Google is proud to partner with libraries to make this book available to readers everywhere.

Ministry in Hard Times


Author: Bill Easum,Bill Tenny-Brittian
Publisher: Abingdon Press
ISBN: 1426726716
Category: Religion
Page: N.A
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In hard times, you can either panic, decline, or grow. Which do you choose to do? This is not a time to tweak your church budget. It is not a time to slash and burn it indiscriminately across the board. Nor is it the time to hunker down in the bunker and wait things out. Now is the time is exercise wisdom and to act strategically. In fact, it's a great time to be the church. People need us to live out our mission as radically as we can possibly imagine. This book will help you make wise decisions about how to weather the economic storm and emerge on the other side of it a much stronger congregation. It’s a simple book with a simple message: you don’t get to choose when you go through hard times, only how you respond to them.

Heroes In Hard Times


Author: Neal King
Publisher: Temple University Press
ISBN: 9781592138197
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 282
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An in-your-face look at the cop action movie genre.

Hard Times


Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 9781853262326
Category: Fiction
Page: 229
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Thomas Gradgrind destroys the spiritual and emotional lives of his children by denying the importance of human feelings

Gardening When It Counts

Growing Food in Hard Times
Author: Steve Solomon
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 1550923854
Category: Gardening
Page: 360
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Discover forgotten low-input food gardening methods for surviving uncertain times ahead.

Work in Tumultuous Times

Critical Perspectives
Author: Vivian Shalla,Wallace Clement
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 077357722X
Category: Social Science
Page: 448
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Using a progressive approach to political economy, contributors propose alternative policies and practices that might secure more decent livelihoods for workers and their families.

Time, Globalization and Human Experience

Interdisciplinary Explorations
Author: Paul Huebener,Susie O'Brien,Tony Porter,Liam Stockdale,Yanqiu Rachel Zhou
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131552211X
Category: Political Science
Page: 214
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This edited volume focuses on the intersection of time and globalization, as manifested across a variety of economic, political, cultural, and environmental contexts. Since David Harvey’s influential characterization of globalization as "time-space compression", ample research has looked at the spatial aspect of the phenomenon, yet few have focused on globalization’s temporal aspects. Meanwhile, other publications have analysed problems of speed, acceleration, and the commodification of time, but while it often serves as the implicit or explicit backdrop for these studies of time, globalization is not investigated as a problem or a question in its own right. In response, this volume develops these conversations to consider how time shapes globalization, and how globalization affects our experience of time. The interplay between varying aspects of the human experiences of time and globalization requires the type of interdisciplinary approach that this volume takes. The contributors advance an understanding of global time(s) as an arena of contestation, with social, political, ecological, and cultural implications for human and other lives. In considering the diverse valences of time and globalization, they illuminate problems as well as possibilities. Topics covered include emerging infectious diseases, temporal sovereignty, worker exploitation and resistance, chronobiology, energy politics, activism and hope, and literary and cinematic representations of counter-temporalities, offering a rich and varied account of global times. This volume will be of great interest to students and researchers from a range of disciplines, including anthropology, cultural studies, globalization, international relations, literary studies, political science, social theory, and sociology.

Happiness in Hard Times


Author: Andrew Matthews
Publisher: Hay House, Inc
ISBN: 1848504063
Category: Self-Help
Page: 241
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This book is about: • surviving when you’re broke • how happy people think – and how you can be like them • liking yourself before you lose that extra weight • persevering after you get the sack • being happy before you meet your dream partner – and when they become a ‘learning experience!’ Filled with Andrew’s charming cartoons, and inspiring stories of people who have lost everything they had or almost been beaten by alcohol, illness, abuse or outrageous misfortune, Happiness in Hard Times shows us how we too can find our way through the pain to the contentment that seems out of reach.

Good Living in Hard Times


Author: Stafford Whiteaker
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
ISBN: 1780993161
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 296
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Explains what makes you poor, healthy and rich and how to achieve a contented life.

Politics in Hard Times

Comparative Responses to International Economic Crises
Author: Peter Alexis Gourevitch,Peter Gourevitch
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801494369
Category: Political Science
Page: 267
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Elections in Hard Times

Building Stronger Democracies in the 21st Century
Author: Thomas Edward Flores,Irfan Nooruddin
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107132134
Category: Political Science
Page: 300
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Demonstrates why elections fail to promote democracy when countries lack democratic experience and are held during civil conflict.

Minds of Our Own

Inventing Feminist Scholarship and Women’s Studies in Canada and Québec, 1966–76
Author: Wendy Robbins,Meg Luxton,Margrit Eichler,Francine Descarries
Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
ISBN: 1554587743
Category: Social Science
Page: 414
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This book of personal essays by over forty women and men who founded women’s studies in Canada and Québec explores feminist activism on campus in the pivotal decade of 1966-76. The essays document the emergence of women’s studies as a new way of understanding women, men, and society, and they challenge some current preconceptions about “second wave” feminist academics. The contributors explain how the intellectual and political revolution begun by small groups of academics—often young, untenured women—at universities across Canada contributed to social progress and profoundly affected the way we think, speak, behave, understand equality, and conceptualize the academy and an academic career. A contextualizing essay documents the social, economic, political, and educational climate of the time, and a concluding chapter highlights the essays’ recurring themes and assesses the intellectual and social transformation that their authors helped set in motion. The essays document the appalling sexism and racism some women encounter in seeking admission to doctoral studies, in hiring, in pay, and in establishing the legitimacy of feminist perspectives in the academy. They reveal sources of resistance, too, not only from colleagues and administrators but from family members and from within the self. In so doing they provide inspiring examples of sisterly support and lifelong friendship.

Cleaning Up

How Hospital Outsourcing Is Hurting Workers and Endangering Patients
Author: Dan Zuberi
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 0801469813
Category: Medical
Page: 184
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To cut costs and maximize profits, hospitals in the United States and many other countries are outsourcing such tasks as cleaning and food preparation to private contractors. In Cleaning Up, the first book to examine this transformation in the healthcare industry, Dan Zuberi looks at the consequences of outsourcing from two perspectives: its impact on patient safety and its role in increasing socioeconomic inequality. Drawing on years of field research in Vancouver, Canada as well as data from hospitals in the U.S. and Europe, he argues that outsourcing has been disastrous for the cleanliness of hospitals—leading to an increased risk of hospital-acquired infections, a leading cause of severe illness and death—as well as for the effective delivery of other hospital services and the workers themselves. Zuberi’s interviews with the low-wage workers who keep hospitals running uncover claims of exposure to near-constant risk of injury and illness. Many report serious concerns about the quality of the work due to understaffing, high turnover, poor training and experience, inadequate cleaning supplies, and on-the-job injuries. Zuberi also presents policy recommendations for improving patient safety by reducing the risk of hospital-acquired infection and ameliorating the work conditions and quality of life of hospital support workers. He makes the case that hospital outsourcing exemplifies the trend towards “low-road” service-sector jobs that threatens to undermine society’s social health, as well as the physical health and well-being of patients in health care settings globally.

Growing Up Cowboy

Confessions of a Luna Kid
Author: Ralph Reynolds
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1466952822
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 164
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Coming of age in the rugged and unforgiving Southwest may not suit the faint-of-heart, but it is the perfect landscape for a compelling and humorous memoir of a lad who endured a mid-1900s cowboy upbringing in rural Arizona and New Mexico. Growing Up Cowboy chronicles the foibles and fortunes of its author, Ralph Reynolds (a.k.a. Luna Kid), in an engaging and heartfelt fashion. From wrangling ornery critters to finding first love, the Luna Kid confesses all and regales the reader with vivid stories imparted with an abundance of wit and humility. So saddle up and ride along as the Luna Kid introduces you to a helping of the Southwest's fascinating terrain and colorful characters. And along the way shows you the irreverent side of adolescence adventure and the human side of growing up cowboy. Growing Up Cowboy can be found on the shelves of the National Cowboy Museum Library, and selections from the book have been reprinted by the National Cowboy Hall of Fame.

Digital Media and Democracy

Tactics in Hard Times
Author: Megan Boler
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262514893
Category: Computers
Page: 464
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The contributors of this text discuss broad questions of media and politics, offer nuanced analyses of change in journalism, and undertake detailed examinations of the use of web-based media in shaping political and social movements. The chapters include not only essays but also interviews with journalists and media activists.

Temptation Member Book

Standing Strong in Hard Times
Author: Kenny Luck
Publisher: Lifeway Church Resources
ISBN: 9781415871881
Category: Religion
Page: 112
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Some men have learned the secret of being undivided between what they believe and how they actually think and live. They possess integrity. They've gained new perspectives on the trials and temptations they face.

Public Schools in Hard Times

The Great Depression and Recent Years
Author: David B. Tyack,Robert Lowe,Elisabeth Hansot
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674738003
Category: Education
Page: 267
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Discusses the impact of the Depression on the American public school system.

Against the Grain

Jewish Intellectuals in Hard Times
Author: Ezra Mendelsohn†,Stefani Hoffman,Richard I. Cohen
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 1782380035
Category: History
Page: 320
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Highlighting the seminal role of German Jewish intellectuals and ideologues in forming and transforming the modern Jewish world, this volume analyzes the political roads taken by German Jewish thinkers; the impact of the Holocaust on the Central and East European Jewish intelligentsia; and the conundrum of modern Jewish identity. Several of German Jewry's most outstanding figures such as Scholem, Strauss, and Kohn are discussed. Inspired by Steven E. Aschheim's work, several contributors focus on the fraught relationship between German and East European Jews (the so-called Ostjuden) and between German Jews and their non-Jewish neighbors. More generally, this book examines how Central European Jewish thinkers reacted to the terrible crises of the twentieth century-to war, genocide, and the existential threat to the very existence of the Jewish people. It is essential reading for those interested in the triumphs and tragedies of modern European Jewry.