Now in a thoroughly revised and updated edition, Tangled Routes offers a vivid interdisciplinary examination of the global food system through the journey of a corporate tomato. Through case studies in the three NAFTA countries—Mexico, the United States, and Canada—Deborah Barndt examines the dynamic relationships between production and consumption, work and technology, biodiversity and cultural diversity, and health and environment. The compelling stories of women workers along the tomato trail humanize her analysis of globalization, taking into account the intersections of gender, race, class, family status, and north-south relations.
Meet Alex Alex Diaz is the "new kid" who's been sent to live with her grandparents in Edgewood, where she hides her homesickness from everyone but her new best friend, Morgan. Alex feels judged and out of place, and she responds by judging the other girls. Add a neighbor coming and going at all hours of the night, he and his creepy son become instant targets of suspicion.
An imbalance of power and a sense of unresolved tension have long plagued relations between the United States and Latin America. This book offers an important new synthesis of that complex relationship by studying how actions and policies of the United States have been interpreted and played out in Latin America. Beginning with the Monroe Doctrine in 1823, the United States unilaterally asserted its right to protect the hemisphere against foreign intervention. But what began as a policy boldly proclaiming hemispheric security soon led to direct intervention by the United States in political, economic, and military matters throughout Latin America. Meddling by the United States resulted in deep-seated antagonisms that have adversely impacted U.S.-Latin American relations for over 150 years. Don Coerver and Linda Hall draw on their expertise in modern Latin American history to present U.S. policies in light of their impact on these countries. They help readers understand the issues that have defined and divided nations of the Western Hemisphere from the 1820s to the present. Events since 1940 are the focus of more than half the book, including the Cuban Revolution and missile crisis; negotiations in the 1970s over turnover of the Panama Canal; wars in Central America in the 1980s; and in the 1990s, the impact of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) on relations with Mexico and the effects of the so-called war on drugs throughout the Americas.
Analyzing the ways U.S. culture has been formed and transformed in the 80s and 90s by its response to the Vietnam War and the AIDS epidemic, Marita Sturken argues that each has disrupted our conventional notions of community, nation, consensus, and "American culture." She examines the relationship of camera images to the production of cultural memory, the mixing of fantasy and reenactment in memory, the role of trauma and survivors in creating cultural comfort, and how discourses of healing can smooth over the tensions of political events. Sturken's discussion encompasses a brilliant comparison of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the AIDS Quilt; her profound reading of the Memorial as a national wailing wall—one whose emphasis on the veterans and war dead has allowed the discourse of heroes, sacrifice, and honor to resurface at the same time that it is an implicit condemnation of war—is particularly compelling. The book also includes discussions of the Kennedy assassination, the Persian Gulf War, the Challenger explosion, and the Rodney King beating. While debunking the image of the United States as a culture of amnesia, Sturken also shows how remembering itself is a form of forgetting, and how exclusion is a vital part of memory formation.
TANGLED Beautiful Onyinye had great dreams for the future; to one day go to medical school and alleviate the suffering of her family. Nduka, her brother who the family pinned their hopes had left for the US for medical studies. He marries Mia, an American and is faced with culture shock. Onyinye's family disintegrates right before her eyes and she contemplates prostitution to provide for her family. She finds true love in Ifeanyi and just as her life starts to come together, her world is shattered by one tragic event after another. Will Onyinye and her family survive the hammering assault of societal dictates and values against the intense personal struggle of change and pleasure?"A thought-provoking, gripping, intense and thoroughly enjoyable piece of storytelling " -Publisher, Catalyst Magazine"Intriguing masterpiece characterized by interplay, twists so vividly portrayed and compelling extremely informative and culturally insightful " -Cleo Johnson-McLaughlin, President Black United Fund of Texas"Exceptionally engaging piece of work that embraces all aspects of humanity; from suspense to humor, empathy to sadness, a mixture of emotional conflicts " " Spellbinding " " Stroke of genius " " Unraveling " " Captivating; absolutely heart wrenching " -Reader's comments
After twenty-seven years of marriage - and twenty-seven years spent with an artificial Christmas tree - Edward and Annie finally purchase a fresh pine. When they bring the tree home, however, the presence of the ample Scotch pine suddenly stirs a range of emotions in this long-married couple. Tangled is a powerfully moving, compact short story from our Nibs line that captures the deeper essence of the Christmas spirit.
In New York Times bestselling author Emma Chase’s sizzling and hilarious debut novel, Drew Evans—gorgeous, arrogant, irreverent, and irresistibly charming—meets his match in new colleague Kate Brooks. When rich, handsome, and arrogant meets beautiful, brilliant, and ambitious, things are bound to get tangled... Drew Evans makes multimillion-dollar business deals and seduces New York’s most beautiful women with just a smile. So why has he been shuttered in his apartment for seven days, miserable and depressed? He’ll tell you he has the flu, but we all know that’s not really true. When Katherine Brooks is hired as the new associate at Drew’s father’s investment banking firm, every aspect of the dashing playboy’s life is thrown into a tailspin. The professional competition she brings is unnerving, his attraction to her is distracting, his failure to entice her into his bed is exasperating. How can one woman turn a smooth-talking player into a broken, desperate man? By making the one thing he never wanted in life the only thing he can’t live without.
“Tangled,” by Gitty Gold, presents a fascinatingly fresh and unconventional glimpse at the orthodox life in ultra-orthodox Bnei Brak, Israel. With four siblings over twenty unmarried, including himself, the protagonist, Gavriel, becomes a successful matchmaker, a sure winner for good reading. There is much humor, insight, philosophy on life and people in a book with lots of interesting surprises which include a trip to the salt mines of Romania, a Nazi criminal hunt, a well kept family secret and many other unexpected tangled strands of a yarn to lead the reader on and on to a satisfying ending. Other Books by Gitty Gold Hints from Paris A Peek Into My Life A Strong Opinion A Family Like This To My Daughters, With Love Tangled (English Version)
" The book is organized to assist readers in finding the topics that interest them the most. What do we really know about the contributing causes of terrorism? Are all forms of terrorism created equal, or are there important differences in terrorisms that one must know about to customize effective counter-strategies? Does poverty cause terrorism? Are terrorists typically crazy, vengeful, misled, or simply making an entirely sensible choice? Why would people blow themselves (and others) up? Is the war on terrorism even a useful idea? Is it being fought wisely, or are much better ideas staring policy makers in the face? Do leaders of targeted nations wilfully neglect the best solutions? Most of the lessons in this book concern the basic human ingredients that combust to produce violent extremism. Thusregardless of the mutations that occur in substate terrorismthe timeless scholarship here will hopefully be somewhat helpful even to our grandchildren. "
Award-winning original fiction for learners of English. At seven levels, from Starter to Advanced, this impressive selection of carefully graded readers offers exciting reading for every student's capabilities. Dan Combes is a former MI6 agent living peacefully in France. After being attacked by a former colleague, he realizes his relationship with the British Secret Service has not yet finished. He believes the attack is linked to his roles in Berlin and Central America. But that was years ago so why do they want him dead now? Dan returns to England and confronts his difficult past - a web of lies and deceit that he knows must end.Contains a paperback and 3 Audio CDs with complete text recordings from the book. Contains adult material.
In response to the confluence of moral uncertainty with the increase of human power to alter nature, and through critical integration of the philosophical naturalism of Hans Jonas and the critical religious naturalism of James M. Gustafson, The Tangled Bank argues for an ecotheological ethics of responsible participation. By making the case that the moral pressures of our time call for a vision that is as deeply naturalistic as it is deeply theological, a critical perspective is advanced that is attuned to human embeddedness within nature as well as to human distinctiveness. In support of this, a moral anthropological method is deployed as a creative new way to integrate the comparative, critical, and constructive tasks of theological ethics. The insights of Hans Jonas and James M. Gustafson, interpreted comparatively for the first time, are critically drawn together to suggest new directions for scholarship and teaching in theology and religion and science studies.
An empirical study of how conflicts of interest arise in the private practice of law and how law firms respond
"Tangled Titans offers the most current and comprehensive assessment available of United States-China relations. In this definitive book, leading experts consider the past, present, and future of this complex relationship through an in-depth exploration of its historical, domestic, bilateral, regional, and global contexts. Never in modern history have two great powers been so deeply intertwined, yet so suspicious and potentially antagonistic. Readers will find Tangled Titans essential reading to understand the current dynamics and future direction of relations between the world's two most important powers."--Page 4 of cover.
Yara Jones doesn't believe in sea monsters--until she becomes one. When a hurricane hits her island home and she wakes up with fins, Yara finds herself tangled up in an underwater world of mysterious merfolk and secretive selkies. Both sides believe Yara can save them by fulfilling a broken promise and opening the sealed gateway to their realm, but they are battling over how it should be done. The selkies want to take her life. The merfolk want something far more precious. Treygan, the stormy-eyed merman who turned Yara mer, will stop at nothing and sacrifice everything to protect his people--until he falls for Yara. The tides turn as Yara fights to save herself, hundreds of sea creatures, and the merman who has her heart. She could lose her soul in the process--or she might open the gateway to a love that's deeper than the oceans. Book 1 of The Sea Monster Memoirs Keywords: mermaids, selkies, sirens. gorgons, mythology, teen, young adult, YA romance, YA, fantasy, paranormal, ocean, romance, merfolk, series,
Tangled Webs is Elizabeth Baroody's fifth novel--a romantic comedy whose characters are caught in layers of mishaps and shaped by life's unintended consequences. the story begins during the Christmas season when Kelly Severinson decides it is time to get married but not to her boyfriend. Instead, she decides to ensnare her wealthy and already-married lover, Charles Mandeley. That is a problem. the opportunity that Kelly needs to seduce Charles presents itself when Mrs. Mandeley's mother, living in another town, decides to sell the family home and move into an apartment, compelling Mrs. Mandeley to return to her childhood home to help her mother. There she renews her friendship with an old flame, and thoughts of divorce are uppermost in her mind. Both women, young and old, face challenges that change them forever. Lust, kidnapping, greed, death, and human error reshape their lives into a tangled web, and the author skillfully leads the reader to a surprising and satisfying conclusion.
What do Westerns and detective stories have in common? Quite a lot, if you ask pioneering author and frontier lawyer William MacLeod Raine. In Tangled Trails, Raine brings together the best of both genres in an engaging mystery that unfolds in the wide open spaces of the Old West.
With Tangled Up, now young adults and tweenscan discover this innovative art form in a colorful, inspiring, and guided exploration through the world of tangling. After reviewing a few basic tools and materials, along with basic techniques and embellishments helpful for getting started, tweens will embark on a creative journey through a variety of prompts, patterns, and projects guided by talented artist and teacher Penny Raile. Featured subject matter includes tangling on and working unique patterns into flowers, fish, butterflies, peacocks and other animals. Aspiring artists will learn to create expressive, personalized art pieces relevant to their daily life, including illuminated letters, tangly tattoo art, and even tangled origami.
Rancher Roarc Rhynhart needs a housekeeper to care for his small son, Rian. But when newly widowed Mylena Harris arrives at his ranch, he is outraged. She is not what he wanted! She is much too young, too pretty and he has no room in his life for any woman. Mylena needs the job desperately since her husband has just been killed and she is left with no money in this small eastern Colorado town. She must make a go of the job regardless of the autocratic rancher and his accusations that she is flirting with his cow hands. A series of unexplained events take place to cast a shadow on the Rhynhart ranch. Can Mylena be the cause? If so, what can she do?