Death in Transit

Author: Keith Moray

Publisher: Ulverscroft

ISBN: 9781444820393

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 8321

Mystery West Uist, Scotland. When a body is found floating in Kyleshiffin harbour, it is unclear whether there has been a tragic accident or a cold-blooded murder. A chalked astrological sign on the harbour wall gathers significance when a second body and another sign are discovered. This time there is no doubt - it was murder most foul. There is no shortage of suspects, with tensions running high between the local astronomical and astrological societies. And the signs are that there will be more deaths, unless Inspector Torquil McKinnon and his team can solve the case and find the zodiac killer.

A Death in Washington

Walter G. Krivitsky and the Stalin Terror

Author: Gary Kern

Publisher: Enigma Books

ISBN: 0982491158

Category: History

Page: 535

View: 7965

This is the first book to recover all original documents released by the British archives in 2002 and by the FBI, completing the author's ten-year study.

Tokyo in Transit

Japanese Culture on the Rails and Road

Author: Alisa Freedman

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804778574

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 352

View: 3511

Increased use of mass transportation in the early twentieth century enabled men and women of different social classes to interact in ways they had not before. Using a cultural studies approach that combines historical research and literary analysis, author Alisa Freedman investigates fictional, journalistic, and popular culture depictions of how mass transportation changed prewar Tokyo's social fabric and artistic movements, giving rise to gender roles that have come to characterize modern Japan. Freedman persuasively argues that, through descriptions of trains and buses, stations, transport workers, and passengers, Japanese authors responded to contradictions in Tokyo's urban modernity and exposed the effects of rapid change on the individual. She shines a light on how prewar transport culture anticipates what is fascinating and frustrating about Tokyo today, providing insight into how people make themselves at home in the city. An approachable and enjoyable book, Tokyo in Transit offers an exciting ride through modern Japanese literature and culture, and includes the first English translation of Kawabata Yasunari's The Corpse Introducer, a 1929 crime novella that presents an important new side of its Nobel Prizewinning author.

Ethiopia in Transit

Millennial Quest for Stability and Continuity

Author: Pietro Toggia,Abebe Zegeye

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317982061

Category: Social Science

Page: 226

View: 3660

The writings in this edition explore historical and contemporary issues in Ethiopia as the country underwent change and celebrated its new millennium. However, despite the recognizance of socio-economic and political changes, Ethiopia still faces enduring problems and challenges to its stability and continuity. The political past haunts the country while it is facing the future with optimism and hope. The contributors in this edition examine historical and contemporaneous issues with different lenses; they investigate the multiplicity and complexity of the contradictions that define traditional and modern Ethiopia. The contributions highlight the significance of the instability, dislocation, conflict and transformation inherent in any society. None of these writings, however, celebrate the forces that create the conflict; they are cautious not to glorify the present and romanticize the past. On the contrary, they seek to contextualize the challenges which the country faces with a view to open a dialogue, not exclusively among Ethiopians, but with scholars and social activists in the rest of Africa, as well as the international community. The contributions cover and examine such important topics as historiography, political power and legitimacy, ideology and radical views, knowledge transmission and modernity, emigration and the Ethiopian Diaspora, ethnic and linguistic identity, patriarchy and feminist discourses in a traditional society, public policies and economic development, traditional and modern art and culture, and neo-liberalism and globalization. This book was published as a special issue of African Identities.

Mortality in Local Jails, 2000-2007

Author: Margaret Noonan

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 1437942229

Category: Prisoners

Page: 19

View: 5319

Describes the specific medical conditions causing deaths in jails nationwide during an eight-year period. For the leading medical causes of mortality, comparative estimates and mortality rates are presented by gender, age, race and Hispanic origin, and the length of time served in jail. The report includes detailed statistics on causes of death as well as more acute events such as suicides, homicides and accidents. Mortality as related to the size of the jail is also discussed. Jail inmate death rates are compared with rates in the general U.S. resident population using a direct standardization. Estimates and mortality rates for the top 50 jail jurisdictions in the U.S. are also presented. Charts and tables. This is a print on demand publication.

Death in Dyker Heights

A Hal Silver Mystery

Author: Stephan Saks

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1477138803

Category: Fiction

Page: 96

View: 6199

Hal Silver is back and he's crankier than ever. But who can blame him? He's been hired by a mob kingpin who wants him to find out who murdered his son Vinny Viano and he doesn't have a clue where to start. And his only help is the dim witted gangster's assistant whose only concern is how many pieces he wants to break Hal into should he fail to solve the case. Wandering the south Brooklyn streets of Dyker Heights, Hal meets neighborhood characters and cronies, babes and bumblers. No one has a bad thing to say about Vinny, but someone clearly didn't like him as much he let on. And if Hal doesn't find the killer soon, the next corpse may be his own.

Death in the Delta

Uncovering a Mississippi Family Secret

Author: Molly Walling

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 1617036102

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 220

View: 1146

Growing up, Molly Walling could not fathom the source of the dark and intense discomfort in her family home. Then in 2006 she discovered her father’s complicity in the murder of two black men on December 12, 1946, in Anguilla, deep in the Mississippi Delta. Death in the Delta tells the story of one woman’s search for the truth behind a closely held, sixty-year old family secret. Though the author’s mother and father decided that they would protect their three children from that past, its effect was profound. When the story of a fatal shoot-out surfaced, apprehension turned into a devouring need to know. Each of Walling’s trips from North Carolina to the Delta brought unsettling and unexpected clues. After a hearing before an all-white grand jury, her father’s case was not prosecuted. Indeed, it appeared as if the incident never occurred, and he resumed his life as a small-town newspaper editor. Yet family members of one of the victims tell her their stories. A ninety-three-year-old black historian and witness gives context and advice. A county attorney suggests her family’s history of commingling with black women was at the heart of the deadly confrontation. Firsthand the author recognizes how privilege, entitlement, and racial bias in a wealthy, landed southern family resulted in a deadly abuse of power followed by a stifling, decades-long cover up. Death in the Delta is a deeply personal account of a quest to confront a terrible legacy. Against the advice and warnings of family, Walling exposes her father’s guilty agency in the deaths of Simon Toombs and David Jones. She also exposes his gift as a writer and creative thinker. The author, grappling with wrenching issues of family and honor, was long conflicted about making this story public. But her mission became one of hope that confronting the truth might somehow move others toward healing and reconciliation.

Death Confetti

Pickers, Punks, and Transit Ghosts in Portland, Oregon

Author: Jennifer Robin

Publisher: Feral House

ISBN: 1627310401

Category: Humor

Page: 220

View: 948

With savage humor, Death Confetti features performance artist Jennifer Robin's autobiographical sketches of Portland, Oregon, from the grunge-era obscurity of the '90s to its current media-darling status. As an only child raised by reclusive grandparents in upstate New York, Jennifer recalls that she felt "anemic for the real." At seventeen she broke loose and made her way to the west coast. "Civilization is a nightmare-illusion," Jennifer writes, "a three-dimensional spreadsheet perpetuated by machines that hypnotize meat." In a city that's stranger than fiction, grocery-store checkers and meth-heads loom as lost gods. We're introduced to the lady tweaker "Chew Toy," who wears moon boots and sings hair metal songs all night as she collects recyclable bottles. Jennifer visits a bar where executives simulate doggie-style sex acts on the dance floor. Then there's all the tales of late-night life on the city's buses and light rail. Jennifer reflects on her early terror in Catholic school and phone calls with her far-out mother, who disclosed that her gynecologist was a murderer. In the all-too-true pages of Death Confetti, Robin remembers her life among noise musicians, junkies, and her escape from a boyfriend who insisted on reviving the lives of hundreds of deceased fruit flies. Death Confetti jolts the senses, and lingers like a mosquito bite to the Portland of everybody's soul.

Transit

Roman

Author: Rachel Cusk

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518750879

Category: Fiction

Page: 238

View: 2536

„Eine Übergangsphase“ prophezeit ihr eine astrologische Spam-Mail. Und tatsächlich verändert sich für die Schriftstellerin Faye gerade vieles: Nach einer kräftezehrenden Scheidung ist sie mit ihren beiden Söhnen zurück nach London gezogen und hat bei der Suche nach einer Wohnung einem Gefühl nachgegeben, das augenblicklich verschwand. Anders als die heruntergekommene Haushälfte, die sie jetzt ihr Eigen nennt. Sie lebt auf einer Baustelle, täglich ereignet sich eine kleine Katastrophe, während sie sich einem Ort anzunähern versucht, den sie schon einmal Heimat nannte. Sie trifft Freunde von früher und knüpft neue Bekanntschaften, sie erfährt von den Schicksalen und Krisen der anderen, spricht über Wahlfreiheiten und Notwendigkeiten und gelangt nach und nach zu einer weitreichenden Erkenntnis, die alles auf den Kopf stellt. Wie können wir uns darin einrichten, wenn wir dem eigenen Leben zugleich entfliehen wollen? Mit Scharfsinn und Witz erzählt Transit von vertrackten Sehnsüchten, entscheidenden Momenten und dem Rätsel persönlicher Veränderung.

In Transit

Author: N.A

Publisher: Temple University Press

ISBN: 9781592138159

Category:

Page: N.A

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Saturn In Transit

Author: Erin Sullivan

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publishe

ISBN: 9788120818293

Category:

Page: 350

View: 2868

ABOUT THE BOOK:Saturn, god of the saturnine disposition, is popularly associated with doom and gloom. But Saturn in Transit reveals the planet's useful and developmental influence in our lives. Saturn assists the modern hero and heroine, during its

Fundamentals of Astrology

Author: M. Ramakrishna Bhat

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.

ISBN: 9788120802766

Category: Astrology

Page: 326

View: 2828

Astrology is both Science and Art. Hence only the talented can appreciate and understand it. Rightly Visnugupta declares that nobody other than a sage can master the ocean-like science of astrology. The great Varahamihira declares, No sin will creep into a place that is sanctified by the presence of a true astrologer. No person who studies and divines the course of destiny will ever be found in hell, but will reside permanently in the world of Brahman. This book brings to the fore not only the rationality of astrology but also the nature and structure of the correct knowledge that our forefathers possessed regarding the predictable influences of planets on human beings, and gives a spiritual bias to astrology. The reader is taken step by step in this work from the rudiments Viz., the distribution of constellations in the Zodiacal belt which is divided into twelve Signs, and the planetary hierarchy, through the method of calculating the ascendant and other houses of a natal chart, assessment of the strengths, influences, aspects, affliction, mutual relations etc., of the planets, to the final stage of reading the brighter and darker sides of the subject`s life, his chances of success and failure, their periods, ingress of the soul into the mortal coil and exit thereform as well as its departure to other worlds according to its karma. In this book an attempt has been made to give a good account of the science of astrology, with a view to making the reader a good and true astrologer. It also shows that astrology does not make man a fatalist, a helpless automation in the hands of a merciless Fate. It should, on the other hand, help him to take to self-exertion and self-help. This hoary lore, according to the author, is to be practised not for selfish ends, but to guide the needy and the distressed, to remove the cause of their suffering and to turn their attention towards God. Contents Preface to the First Edition, Preface to the Third Edition, 1. General Principles, 2. Planets' Characteristics, 3. Lagna and other Houses, 4. Planetary Strength, 5. Moon's States and Constellations, 6. Rectification of Birth time, 7. Span of Life, 8. Rasi Effects, 9. On Bhavas, 10. Conception and Birth, 11. Ududasas, 12. Yogas, 13. Rajayogas, 14. Issue, 15. Matrimony, 16. Female Horoscopy, 17. Disease, 18. Description of Decanates, 19. Death, 20. Profession, 21. Transits, 22. Astakavarga, Appendix, Index.

The Evolution of Death

Why We Are Living Longer

Author: Stanley Shostak

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791469460

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 246

View: 3717

Argues that death is not unchanging, but rather has evolved over time.

Sociopolitics of Migrant Death and Repatriation

Perspectives from Forensic Science

Author: Krista E. Latham,Alyson J. O'Daniel

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319618660

Category: Social Science

Page: 177

View: 3081

As scholars have by now long contended, global neoliberalism and the violence associated with state restructuring provide key frameworks for understanding flows of people across national boundaries and, eventually, into the treacherous terrains of the United States borderlands. The proposed volume builds on this tradition of situating migration and migrant death within broad, systems-level frameworks of analysis, but contends that there is another, perhaps somewhat less tidy, but no less important sociopolitical story to be told here. Through examination of how forensic scientists define, navigate, and enact their work at the frontiers of US policy and economics, this book joins a robust body of literature dedicated to bridging social theory with bioarchaeological applications to modern day problems. This volume is based on deeply and critically reflective analyses, submitted by individual scholars, wherein they navigate and position themselves as social actors embedded within and, perhaps partially constituted by, relations of power, cultural ideologies, and the social structures characterizing this moment in history. Each contribution addresses a different variation on themes of power relations, production of knowledge, and reflexivity in practice. In sum, however, the chapters of this book trace relationships between institutions, entities, and individuals comprising the landscapes of migrant death and repatriation and considers their articulation with sociopolitical dynamics of the neoliberal state.

Dying, Death, and Grief in an Online Universe

For Counselors and Educators

Author: Paul Gilbert, FBPsS,Carla Sofka, PhD,Kathleen Gilbert, PhD, CFLE, FT,Illene Noppe Cupit, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826107338

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 290

View: 654

"[This book] is an excellent resource for the diverse practitioners and educators who are involved in this nascent area."--Cruse Bereavement Care "[This] book is innovative and timely, challengingthe reader to think 'out of the box.' Sofka,Cupit, and Gilbert provide a framework to explore thanatologyin an online universe while encouraging continuousresearch to adapt to this ever-changing digital world."--Death Studies "Historically we have always employed our foremost technology in the service of the dead. We have used whatever we had at our disposal to mourn, to support, to share memories and to tell stories. Carla J. Sofka, Illene Noppe Cupit, and Kathleen R. GilbertÖ reaffirm that principle reminding us that this new digital world both offers dramatic technologies and creates considerable opportunities to deal with dying, death, and grief. The editors are extraordinarily sensitive to the multiple ways that this new technology has impacted upon the death system or the ways that a society organizes behavior around dying and death. Dying, Death, and Grief in an Online Universe is bound to be a classic." Kenneth J Doka, PhD Professor, The College of New Rochelle Senior Consultant, The Hospice Foundation of America Modern communication technology has profoundly influenced societal practices and views about dying, death, and loss. This text, written for death educators, clinicians, researchers, and students of thanatology, provides current information about "thanatechnology," the communication technology used in providing death education, grief counseling, and thantology research. The book offers a broad overview of how the communication technology revolution affects individuals coping with end-of-life issues, death-related and non-death loss and grief, and implications of the "digital divide" between those who are knowledgeable about and have access to modern technology, and those who are not. It describes the proliferation of online support groups and social network sites to cope with loss, and mechanisms for the memorialization and commemoration of loss. It also highlights blogging as a mechanism for storytelling and SKYPE as a communication tool during times of loss and grief. The unique issue of disenfranchised grief experienced by online community members is also explored along with ethical issues. Appendices provide guidance regarding the online availability of different types of informational support, tools to evaluate the integrity of online resources, and ethical standards. Key Features: Examines the ways in which modern communication technology has revolutionized societal practices and views about dying, death, and loss Offers time-tested strategies for providing death education online Addresses ethical issues related to availability and use of technology Explores the implications of the "digital divide" between technology and non-technology users in relation to issues of death and loss Analyzes how technology has shaped and changed thanatology research

Death in Pozzuoli

Author: James Allan Evans

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1425186564

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 8168

Students at a summer school in Italy encounter intrigue, love and murder, taken along with an introduction to the Roman Empire and its archeological remains that are mute witnesses both to a storied past and a dangerous present-day

In Permanent Transit

Discourses and Maps of the Intercultural Experience

Author: Clara Sarmento with Sara Brusaca,Silvia Sousa

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443843644

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 9779

In Permanent Transit: Discourses and Maps of the Intercultural Experience builds interdisciplinary approaches to the study of migrations, traffics, globalisation, communication, regulations, arts, literature, and other intercultural processes, in the context of past and present times. The book offers a convergence of perspectives, combining conceptual and empirical work by sociologists, anthropologists, historians, linguists, educators, lawyers, media specialists, and literary studies writers, in their shared attempt to understand the many routes of the intercultural experience. This Permanent Transit generates an overlapping of cultures, characteristic of a site of cultural translation. In their incessant creation of uncertainties, these pages also produce new hypotheses, theories and explanations, while pushing limits, bringing about epistemological changes, and opening new spaces for independent discussion and research. The potential for change is located at peripheries marked by hybridity, where the ‘new arrivals’ and the ‘excluded’ – like this book and many of its contributors – are able to use subversion to undermine the strategies of the powerful, regardless of who they are. Cultural translation – both as Judith Butler’s ‘return of the excluded’ and as Homi Bhabha’s hybridity – is a major force of contemporary democracy, also in the academic field.

Life and Death in Early Colonial Ecuador

Author: Linda A. Newson

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806126975

Category: History

Page: 505

View: 9455

"Historical demography for 16th- and 17th-century Ecuador. The book's regional framework reveals major differences in mortality rates. Calculates that depopulation in the Sierra during the 16th century was four times that of the Coast"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57.