To have, to be, and to appear: that is the topic of 24-year-old Vivian´s master´s thesis, an ambitious work that explores the role of gender in social, artistic, and intellectual pursuits. To gather her research, Vivian peppers her friends and classmates with a series of increasingly provocative questions guaranteed to spark the curiosity of anyone who has ever questioned why things are the way they are, particularly regarding the perception of gender between individuals and in society. Adventurous listeners are subsequently led through the same questions by a diverse quintet of characters: bisexual Korinna, a star tennis player and obsessive reader of Michel Foucault´s and Judith Butler´s theories of sexuality; Frauke, a lesbian doctoral student writing her dissertation about Christ´s foreskin; Frauke´s fiancée Angela, formerly Angelo, a Bible-reading Italian Catholic who considers himself a lesbian; and Hans, a self-described male feminist who believes that men suffer from ´´reproduction envy´´. Groundbreaking author Thomas Meinecke brings his innovative writing style to this arresting novel, sampling words and texts the way a disc jockey samples music, spinning seemingly disparate tunes into a single, glowing melody of human consciousness. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kate Rudd. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/004572/bk_brll_004572_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The popularization of the Internet, due in larger part to the advent of multifunctional cell phones, poses new challenges for health professionals, patients, and caregivers as well as creates new possibilities for all of us. This comprehensive volume analyzes how this social phenomenon is transforming long-established healthcare practices and perceptions in a country with one of the highest numbers of Internet users: Brazil. After an opening text that analyzes the Internet and E-Health Care as a field of study, the book comprises six parts. The first part introduces the emergence and development of the internet in Brazil, its pioneering experience in internet governance, digital inclusion, and online citizen participation. The second part is dedicated to internet health audiences by analyzing the cases of patients, the young, and the elderly seeking and sharing health information online, especially in virtual communities. The third part is dedicated to the challenges that the expansion of the internet in healthcare poses to all of us, such as the evaluation of the quality of health information available online and the prevention of the risks involved with online sales, cyberbullying, and consumption of prescription medicines. The fourth presents some innovative e-learning experiences carried out with different groups in Brazil, while the fifth part analyses some practical applications involving the Internet and health, including studies on M-Health, the Internet of things, serious games and the use of new information and communication technologies in health promotion. The last chapter analyses the future of healthcare in the Internet Age. The authors establish a critical and creative debate with international scholarship on the subject. This book is written in a direct and comprehensible way for professionals, researchers, students of communication and health, as well as for stakeholders and others interested in better understanding the trends and the different challenges related to the social phenomenon of the internet in health.
Love your imperfection! In today´s world, everyone has their own opinion about every other person on this planet. We are all bombarded with perception of us by our society, labeling us who we are, what we should do and what we should not do. It´s always about our imperfections and weakness, but never about how to innovate on those imperfections and raise our self-esteem and be a better person. Do you feel yourself to be inadequate in some ways? Do you feel hesitant about speaking up in public? Do you find it challenging to drive yourself to the accomplishment of your goals? Do you feel what I´m saying? If yes, then this book is your window to self-discovery, and the discovery of the path towards finding new and innovative ways to harness all those imperfections with which you´ve been striving to live till now. It´s the key to your happiness, because once you´ve found ways of using your imperfections to build your self-esteem, you´ll be a happier and more satisfied individual, with confidence in your own ability to transform your personality and your life. Listen on to embark on your voyage of discovery - a voyage that will take you across new horizons and new vistas of personal progression. Here is a preview of what you´ll learn in this book: Why is self-esteem so important? What are the key steps to creating a new self and building self-esteem? How to discover and work on your imperfections How does your body language and communication skills affect your image? How to learn and master the art of handling challenges How to translate efforts into success 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tony Fatania. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/073595/bk_acx0_073595_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
American Lonesome: The Work of Bruce Springsteen begins with a visit to the Jersey Shore and ends with a meditation on the international legacy of Springsteen?s writing, music, and performances. Gavin Cologne-Brookes?s innovative study of this popular musician and his position in American culture blends scholarship with personal reflection, providing both an academic examination of Springsteen?s work and a moving account of how it offers a way out of emotional solitude and the potential lonesomeness of modern life.Cologne-Brookes proposes that the American philosophical tradition of pragmatism, which assesses the value of ideas and arguments based on their practical applications, provides a lens for understanding the diversity of perspectives and emotions encountered in Springsteen?s songs and performances. Drawing on pragmatist philosophy from William James to Richard Rorty, Cologne-Brookes examines Springsteen?s formative environment and outsider psychology, arguing that the artist?s confessed tendency toward a self-reliant isolation creates a tension in his work between lonesomeness and community. He considers Springsteen?s portrayals of solitude in relation to classic and contemporary American writers, from Frederick Douglass, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Emily Dickinson to Richard Wright, Flannery O?Connor, and Joyce Carol Oates. As part of this critique, he discusses the difference between escapist and pragmatic romanticism, the notion of multiple selves as played out both in Springsteen?s work and in our perception of him, and the impact of performances both recorded and live. By drawing on his own experiences seeing Springsteen perform?including on tours showcasing the album The River in 1981 and 2016?Cologne-Brookes creates a book about the intimate relationship between art and everyday life.Blending research, cultural knowledge, and creative thinking, American Lonesome dissolves any imagined barriers between the study of a songwriter, literary criticism, and personal testimony.
In April 2004, an illegally leaked U.S. Army report thrust CACI, an information technology company, into the international spotlight by casting suspicion on a CACI employee for being ´´either directly or indirectly responsible´´ for the mistreatment of detainees at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. At the same time, pictures from the abuses were shown on national television and tarnished anyone associated with Abu Ghraib - including CACI. What ensued was a media frenzy rarely seen by any company in recent decades. The media twisted the unsupported allegations into a guilty verdict without regard for the facts or the truth, creating a damning public perception of CACI. Our Good Name recounts how CACI battled to defend itself against erroneous and malicious reports by a rampaging media, how it responded to the wide-ranging government investigations, and how it overcame misplaced anger and criticism that put the company´s dedicated employees and excellent reputation - even its future - at risk. Faced with constant accusations, exaggerations, and false reports, CACI refused to allow the media storm and uninformed opportunists to drag it down. The company condemned the behavior depicted in the infamous prison photos. If any employee had been culpable of any wrongdoing, the company would respond forcefully and accordingly, but only adhering to the rule of law. There would be no witch hunts, no lynch mobs, and no kangaroo courts. Spearheaded by its long-time leader, chairman, president, and CEO Dr. J. Phillip London, the company mounted a concentrated campaign to address the allegations and make the facts known. CACI used innovative methods of crisis management and consistent communications to push back against the distortions and mistakes. CACI would also rely upon its long-established, proven culture of ethics and integrity to direct its activities and set the record straight. Our Good Name is CACI´s story of facing one of the bigge... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Fleet Cooper. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/011979/bk_adbl_011979_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Queen of Bebop brilliantly chronicles the life of jazz singer Sarah Vaughan, one of the most influential and innovative musicians of the 20th century and a pioneer of women´s and civil rights. Sarah Vaughan, a pivotal figure in the formation of bebop, influenced a broad array of singers who followed in her wake, yet the breadth and depth of her impact - not just as an artist but also as an African American woman - remain overlooked. Drawing from a wealth of sources as well as on exclusive interviews with Vaughan´s friends and former colleagues, Queen of Bebop unravels the many myths and misunderstandings that have surrounded Vaughan while offering insights into this notoriously private woman, her creative process, and, ultimately, her genius. Hayes deftly traces the influence that Vaughan´s singing had on the perception and appreciation of vocalists - not to mention women - in jazz. She reveals how, in the late 1940s and early 1950s, Vaughan helped desegregate American airwaves, opening doors for future African American artists seeking mainstream success, while also setting the stage for the civil rights activism of the 1960s and 1970s. She follows Vaughan from her hometown of Newark, New Jersey, and her first performances at the Apollo to the Waldorf Astoria and on to the world stage, breathing life into a thrilling time in American music nearly lost to us today. Equal parts biography, criticism, and good old-fashioned American success story, Queen of Bebop is the definitive biography of a hugely influential artist. This absorbing and sensitive treatment of a singular personality updates and corrects the historical record on Vaughan and elevates her status as a jazz great. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Allyson Johnson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/006147/bk_harp_006147_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.