An Act to Incorporate the London and Canadian Loan and Agency Company (Limited) (Classic Reprint): Allan Napier Macnab
This volume calls for an empirical extension of the ´´local turn´´ within peace research. Building on insights from conflict transformation, gender studies, critical International Relations and Anthropology, the contributions critique existing peace research methods as affirming unequal power, marginalizing local communities, and stripping the peace kept of substantive agency and voice. By incorporating scholars from these various fields the volume pushes for more locally grounded, ethnographic and potentially participatory approaches. While recognizing that any Ethnographic Peace Research (EPR) agenda must incorporate a variety of methodologies, the volume nonetheless paves a clear path for the much needed empirical turn within the local turn literature.
Glasgow-based creative agency Goodd Ltd. joined forces with some of the most talented artists and designers in Scotland to create Visual Objects for the Home, a collection of made-to-order designs intended to engage whatever context they may eventually call home. For Goodd’s VOFH project, Scottish-born designers Dean Brown and Callum Brown contributed Shrines, a “micro-furniture” series that invites users to incorporate and venerate objects of personal significance—a book, a flower, a bottle of wine—in everyday rituals. The Shrine Cabinet includes an oak frame, a blown glass lamp, a mini-pedestal, and an enclosed storage space, accented with hand-painted graphics by UK-based art director Namyoung An in navy, turquoise, and yellow.
Dick Thornby is not Hollywood´s idea of a spy. In his rough and tumble job there are no tailored Italian suits, no bimbos eager to please, and no massive underground fortresses built by evil overlords seeking world domination - just an endless series of sinister threats to the safety and security of the billions of mundane citizens of the planet. Sure, Dick´s tough and he knows a few tricks to help him get out of a tight spot, even if his boss accuses him of over-reliance on an abundance of explosives. But he´s also got a mortgage, a wife upset by his frequent absences on ´´business´´ trips, and an increasingly alienated teen-age son who spends way too much time playing in gaming worlds on the computer. When a young computer expert back at the Philadelphia headquarters for The Subsidiary, an international espionage agency created in the aftermath of 9/11, discovers that bad guys are involved in a vast conspiracy, Dick is forced to partner with the espionage neophyte to battle evil on multiple fronts, leading to a final confrontation that incorporates real-world conspiracy theories and cutting-edge technology. In the end, Dick can save his partner, save his marriage, save his son, or save the world, but he can´t do it all. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bruce Pilkenton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/006917/bk_acx0_006917_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.