The Werewolf in Lore and Legend (Dover Occult) by Montague Summers
Climate Change Archaeology: Building Resilience from Research in the World’s Coastal Wetlands by Robert Van de Noort
Ghana: One Decade of the Liberal State (Africa in the New Millennium) by Kwame Boafo-Arthur
The Cultural Complex: Contemporary Jungian Perspectives on Psyche and Society by Thomas Singer
Art in the Service of Colonialism: French Art Education in Morocco 1912-1956 (International Library of Colonial History) by Hamid Irbouh
?The Werewolf in Lore and Legend (Dover Occult) by Montague Summers
English | March 30th, 2012 | ASIN: B00CWR51H6, ISBN: 0486430901 | 395 Pages | EPUB | 4.94 MB
Written by a venerable author of occult studies, The Werewolf in Lore and Legend is the first definitive book on werewolfery and the remarkable successor to Montague Summers’s popular work, The Vampire.
Unsurpassed in its sheer scope and depth, it employs an extensive range of historical documentation and folklore from throughout Europe to powerfully portray the horror associated with belief in werewolves.
Summers adopts a comprehensive theological and philosophical approach, cataloging a series of literary connections between witch and wolf. Drawing upon the work of anthropologists, totemists, and rationalists, he examines the supernatural practice of shapeshifting, notes the finer distinctions between werewolfery and lycanthropy, and explores the differences of opinion on exactly how ordinary humans are transformed into creatures of “unbridled cruelty, bestial ferocity, and ravening hunger.”
The author’s Gothic style, rich in fascinating examples and anecdotes, offers compelling fare for lovers of esoteric lore. Even the most skeptical of readers can appreciate the evocative ways in which The Werewolf in Lore and Legend conveys the dread of those for whom these monsters were not mere superstition but terrifying reality.
?Climate Change Archaeology: Building Resilience from Research in the World’s Coastal Wetlands by Robert Van de Noort
English | 31 Oct. 2013 | ISBN: 0199699550 | 288 Pages | PDF | 4.93 MB
It is beyond doubt that the climate is changing, presenting us with one of the biggest challenges in the twenty-first-century. During the past 150 years, archaeologists have studied the impact of climate change on humanity; however, this information has not yet been used when considering the impact climate change will have on future human communities. This pioneering study addresses this major paradox in modern climate change research, and provides the theoretical basis for archaeological data to be included in climate change debates – an approach which uses archaeological research as a repository of ideas and concepts which can help build the resilience of modern communities against the background of rapid climate change.
Applying this approach to four case study areas, which will be among the first to be significantly affected by climate change – the coastal wetlands of the North Sea, the Sundarbans, Florida’s Gulf Coast, and the Iraqi Marshland, this comparative study illustrates the diversity of adaptive pathways implemented in times of climate change in the past and how these can help prepare modern communities.
?Ghana: One Decade of the Liberal State (Africa in the New Millennium) by Kwame Boafo-Arthur
English | 8 Jan. 2007 | ISBN: 1842778285, 1842778293 | 316 Pages | MOBI | 1.01 MB
Ghana has witnessed a ‘revolution through the ballot box’, since its return to constitutional rule in 1993. Yet this period of sustained democratic government in an era of globalization and liberal triumphalism has brought with it new demands. How has Ghana faced up to the problems of institution-building, state-market relations and democratic leadership? Can it deal with the challenges posed by security, human rights and foreign policy in the twenty-first century? This unique collection interrogates all these issues and assesses the future of the democratic experiment in one of sub-Saharan Africa’s rare ‘islands of peace’. In doing so, it provides an invaluable guide to Ghana’s political past, present and future.
?The Cultural Complex: Contemporary Jungian Perspectives on Psyche and Society by Thomas Singer
English | 1 July 2004 | ISBN: 1583919139, 1583919147 | 296 Pages | MOBI | 807.28 KB
How do cultural complexes affect the collective psyche?
Based on Jung’s theory of complexes, this book offers a new perspective on the psychological nature of conflicts between groups and cultures by introducing the concept of the cultural complex. This modern version of Jung’s idea offers an original view of the forces that prevent human attempts to bring a peaceful, collaborative spirit to conflict between groups.
Leading analysts and academics from a range of cultural backgrounds present their own perspective on the concept, demonstrating how the effects of cultural complexes can be felt in the behaviour of disenfranchised, oppressed and traumatised groups across the world. Ultimately, a clearer understanding of the source and nature of group conflict is reached through discussion of central subjects including:
* Collective trauma and cultural complexes
* Exploring racism: a clinical example of a cultural complex
* Cultural complexes in the history of Jung, Freud and their followers.
The Cultural Complex represents a valuable contribution to analytical psychology and will undoubtedly also stimulate dialogue in the fields of sociology, political science and cultural studies.
?Art in the Service of Colonialism: French Art Education in Morocco 1912-1956 (International Library of Colonial History) by Hamid Irbouh
2013 | ISBN: 1780760361, 185043851X | English | 296 pages | PDF | 5 MB
Art in the Service of Colonialism throws new light on how nothing in the Moroccan French Protectorate (1912-1956) escaped the imprints of metropolitan ideology and how the French transformed and dominated Moroccan society by looking at how the arts and crafts were transformed in the colonial period. The French established vocational and fine art schools, revived local methods for producing crafts, imposed modern systems of industrial production and pedagogy and reinvented old traditions. By marrying the old with the new, they revitalized arts and crafts and made them saleable commodities. Hamid Irbouh examines and analyses these processes and demonstrates how Moroccan artists have struggled to exorcise French influences and rediscover their authentic visual culture since decolonization.