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The ABC-CLIO Companion to the Disability Rights Movement
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 422

The ABC-CLIO Companion to the Disability Rights Movement

  • Categories: Law

Chronicles the history of the disability rights movement

The Psychology of Wine
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 202

The Psychology of Wine

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2009
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  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO

A pleasure to read and contemplate, this book reaches beyond the conventional to celebrate the poetry of wine, as well as the reasons behind its unique resonance with the human psyche.

Modern Spain
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 427

Modern Spain

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2015-12-07
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  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO

Fulfilling the need for English-source material on contemporary Spain, this book supplies readers with an in-depth, interdisciplinary guide to the country of Spain and its intricate, diverse culture. • Serves as a general reference guide to Spain that presents historical information as well as details about everyday life in modern-day Spain • Covers a huge variety of topics ranging from sports and literature to gastronomy and geography • Addresses virtually every issue and concern related to 21st-century Spain • Provides the most up-to-date facts in a fair, unprejudiced manner • Connects relevant aspects of Spain with those of other countries, giving readers perspective into the obvious differences and subtle nuances between unfamiliar cultures

Mental Illness in Young Adult Literature: Exploring Real Struggles through Fictional Characters
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 213

Mental Illness in Young Adult Literature: Exploring Real Struggles through Fictional Characters

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2018-12-31
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  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO

This book explores how mental illness is portrayed in 21st-century young adult fiction and how selected works can help teachers, librarians, and mental health professionals to more effectively address the needs of students combating mental illness. • Offers extensive analysis of contemporary young adult fiction featuring youth with mental illness to help school and youth services librarians make informed collection development and readers' advisory decisions • Examines the symptoms and warning signs of mental illness in adolescents in addition to how various disorders are diagnosed and treated • Offers strategies for teachers and librarians to integrate quality texts into middle and high school curricula and into community initiatives aimed at confronting the stigma associated with mental illness • Follows a standardized chapter format that makes it easy for readers to learn about the books and the mental illnesses they highlight • Provides an extended list of resources at the end of each chapter that includes additional young adult fiction and nonfiction as well as adult fiction texts

The ABC-CLIO Companion to the American Labor Movement
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 237

The ABC-CLIO Companion to the American Labor Movement

Provides a study of the labor movement and biographical sketches of important labor figures

The ABC-CLIO companion to women in the workplace
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 371

The ABC-CLIO companion to women in the workplace

Covers the employment of women, including individuals, laws, court cases, specific occupations, and other subjects

Silenced in the Library: Banned Books in America
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 299

Silenced in the Library: Banned Books in America

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2017-08-31
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  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO

Censorship has been an ongoing phenomenon even in "the land of the free." This examination of banned books across U.S. history examines the motivations and effects of censorship, shows us how our view of right and wrong has evolved over the years, and helps readers to understand the tremendous importance of books and films in our society. • Provides readers with a broad understanding of the different levels of censorship • Puts challenges to books into historical context of societal standards and current events • Takes both historical and literary perspectives, recognizing the lasting cultural influences of texts and their literary significance • Presents biographical background of major authors who have been challenged • Identifies the source and explains the result of challenges to the most important or influential banned books • Compares challenges to controversial books against similar challenges to controversial films, television shows, and video games

The Kurds: An Encyclopedia of Life, Culture, and Society
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 427

The Kurds: An Encyclopedia of Life, Culture, and Society

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2018-06-30
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  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO

This indispensable resource for Western readers about the Kurds—an ancient indigenous group that exemplifies diversity in the Middle East—examines their history, politics, economics, and social structure. • Supplies a thorough examination of the Kurds, a people that are of great interest and relevance to the general public because of their successful campaign against the Islamic State • Offers a local, regional, and global perspective on important current Middle Eastern issues through the context of the Kurdish people • Underscores how the Kurds stand for diversity and pluralism in an otherwise homogeneous Middle East • Enables readers to develop a much better understanding of U.S. involvement in the Middle East • Includes entries written by a team of international contributors, including many Kurdish scholars

The ABC-CLIO Companion to the Media in America
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 352

The ABC-CLIO Companion to the Media in America

Provides a study of mass communication in America, with biographical sketches of important media figures