Chinua Achebe and the Politics of Narration Envisioning Language

Politics, Sociology

Chinua Achebe and the Politics of Narration: Envisioning Language by Thomas Jay Lynn
The Sustainable Provision of Environmental Services: From Regulation to Innovation (CSR, Sustainability, Ethics & Governance) by Philipp Aerni
Couple Relationships in the 21st Century: Research, Policy, Practice (Palgrave Macmillan Studies in Family and Intimate Life) by Jacqui Gabb, Janet Fink
Tiny Thoughts on Obedience by Agnes de Bezenac, Salem de Bezenac
Five Minutes in the Morning: Daily Devotions for Women by Freeman-Smith LLC

Chinua Achebe and the Politics of Narration: Envisioning Language by Thomas Jay Lynn

English | 2017 | ISBN: 3319513303 | 176 Pages | PDF | 17.9 MB

This book examines vital intersections of narration, linguistic innovation, and political insight that distinguish Chinua Achebe’s fiction as well as his non-fiction commentaries. Each chapter focuses on a different aspect of these intersections: Achebe’s narrative response to Western authors who have written on Africa, his integration of Igbo folklore, the political implications of writing African literature in English, his use of Nigerian Pidgin, and the Nigerian Civil War. It also addresses the teaching of Achebe’s works. Achebe drew on diverse resources to offer searching psychological and political insights that contribute not only a decidedly African political viewpoint to the modern novel, but also a more inclusive narrative consciousness. Achebe’s adaptations of Igbo oral art are intrinsic to his writing’s political engagement because they assert the integrity and authority of the African voice in a global order defined by colonialism. This book reveals how his work has helped to restructure a global vision of Africa.

The Sustainable Provision of Environmental Services: From Regulation to Innovation (CSR, Sustainability, Ethics & Governance) by Philipp Aerni

English | 31 July 2015 | ISBN: 3319193449 | 164 Pages | EPUB | 2.4 MB

This book addresses the ability of market-based instruments to improve the sustainable provision of environmental services. The author combines field research and insights from the multi-stakeholder dialogue at the FAO to analyze the gap between the predictions provided by theory and the corresponding outcomes in practice. In particular, the author challenges the theory behind Payments for Environmental Services (PES), a concept derived from neoclassical welfare economics, by demonstrating that PES projects often lack financial sustainability unless local entrepreneurs make use of the resulting new networks to create innovative markets for environmental goods. The author calls for a shift of focus from regulation to innovation in projects and policies designed to improve the provision of environmental services. Its spotlight on the positive social impacts of companies that engage in hybrid PES schemes will make the book appealing to practitioners and policymakers alike. “This book is a refreshing challenge to conventional approaches to payments for environmental services. It offers a more realistic framework that accounts for human creativity and innovation in environmental management.” Professor Calestous Juma, Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, MA, USA (Author of the “The New Harvest: Agricultural Innovation in Africa”, Oxford University Press 2011) “Philipp Aerni offers a most useful critical assessment of the theory and practice of payments for ec osystem services. His book helps us understand why such payments sometimes fail to reach their objectives, and what could be done about it, particularly in less developed countries.” Professor Thomas Bernauer, ETH Zurich, Switzerland “Drawing on lessons learned from case studies in Kenya, this important book shows what is needed to improve environmental services and sustainability in the developing world.” Paul Slovic, President, Decision Research and Professor, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, USA

Couple Relationships in the 21st Century: Research, Policy, Practice (Palgrave Macmillan Studies in Family and Intimate Life) by Jacqui Gabb, Janet Fink

2017 | ISBN: 3319596977 | English | 175 pages | PDF | 2 MB

This book presents an incisive and engaging account of love, intimacy and personal life in contemporary Western society. The authors draw on rich qualitative and large-scale survey data to explore how couples communicate with each other, negotiate the pressures and pleasures of parenthood, and the vagaries of sexual desire and intimacy across life course. Focusing on ‘the everyday’, Couple Relationships in the 21st Century unpicks the ordinary and often mundane relationship work that goes into sustaining a relationship over time, breaking down the dichotomy between enduring relationships of quality and good enough or endured relationships. It contests the separation of couples into distinct relationship types – defined through age, parenthood or sexuality. Looking through the lens of relationship practices it is clear that there is no ‘normal couple’: couples are what couples do.
With a foreword by Dr Reenee Singh, Director, London Intercultural Couples Centre and Co-Director, Tavistock Family Therapy and Systemic Research Centre, this new extended edition provides an invaluable critical insight on contemporary experiences of coupledom and will be essential reading for scholars and students, clinicians working in couple and family therapy, and those involved in relationship support services.

Tiny Thoughts on Obedience by Agnes de Bezenac, Salem de Bezenac

English | January 26th, 2013 | ISBN: 163474036X, 1623872766 | 32 Pages | PDF | 2.80 MB

Children learn to recognize the natural consequences of disobedience through little Bonzo’s example.
A story on values and virtues that is told from a child’s perspective, encouraging kids to work out their problems by thinking of positive solutions.
Suggested for ages 6 and under.

Five Minutes in the Morning: Daily Devotions for Women by Freeman-Smith LLC

English | October 24th, 2017 | ASIN: B074MDJCW1, ISBN: 1501190466 | 486 Pages | EPUB | 4.73 MB

A beautifully designed, 365-day devotional for busy women who want to make time for a few moments with God each day.
Be still and know that I am God. – Psalm 46:10
Just a few quiet moments before your busy day begins can center your heart and thoughts on God. This collection of inspiring daily readings, written just for busy women, will help you focus on God in the quiet moments before your day really begins.
The 365 daily devotions are arranged by season and lead you on a year-long journey to deepen and strengthen your faith. Each devotion contains a brief message, a passage from scripture, and an encouraging quote to help you start your day in the Word.
Now every woman, no matter how busy, can spend five minutes in His presence each morning.