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Building The Dream

By Gwendolyn Wright
  • ISBN Code: : 0307817113
  • Publisher : Pantheon
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Social Science
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  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : building-the-dream.pdf

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For Gwendolyn Wright, the houses of America are the diaries of the American people. They create a fascinating chronicle of the way we have lived, and a reflection of every political, economic, or social issue we have been concerned with. Why did plantation owners build uniform cabins for their slaves? Why were all the walls in nineteenth-century tenements painted white? Why did the parlor suddenly disappear from middle-class houses at the turn of the century? How did the federal highway system change the way millions of Americans raised their families? Building the Dream introduces the parade of people, policies, and ideologies that have shaped the course of our daily lives by shaping the rooms we have grown up in. In the row houses of colonial Philadelphia, the luxury apartments of New York City, the prefab houses of Levittown, and the public-housing towers of Chicago, Wright discovers revealing clues to our past and a new way of looking at such contemporary issues as integration, sustainable energy, the needs of the elderly, and how we define "family."

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With the theme “China Dreams: Opportunities and Challenges,” this book contributes to emerging debates on Chinese new leadership's adaptability to important political, economic, social, and global issues. Can China's political system sustain “China Dreams”, a slogan ushered by Chinese President Xi Jinpin? Does the fulfillment of “China Dreams” require political reform? Does the initiation of the agenda of “China Dreams” facilitate China's economic transition? To what extent does “China Dreams” pave the way for China's peaceful rise? By exploring the preceding questions, the essays by Lowell Dittmer, Thomas Gold, Victoria Tin-bor Hui, Chin-fu Hung, Scott L Kastner, Huey-Lin Lee & Scott Y Lin, Chih-shian Liou, Raviprasad Narayanan, Kellee S Tsai, and Chung-min Tsai provide a comprehensive analysis of the agenda of China's new leadership. Contents:China Dreams and China's Global Roles:The China Dream: Revival of What Historical Greatness? (Victoria Tin-bor Hui)China's Dream, China's World (Lowell Dittmer)Dreams or Reality? A Preliminary Exploration of the Relationship between China's Growing Economic Power and Its Political Influence in Developed Countries (Scott L Kastner)China Dreams and China's Political Systems:Streamlining the Leviathan: The China Dream and Super-Ministry Reform (Chih-shian Liou)The "China Dream" in the Xi–Li Administration in the Information Age: Shared Dreams or Same Bed, Different Dreams? (Chin-fu Hung)"China Dreams": Political Slogan or Flight of Fancy? (Raviprasad Narayanan)China Dreams and China's Economic Transitions:The China Dream: Tigers, Flies, and Other Challenges to Economic Reform (Kellee S Tsai)Market Development and the China Dream: State–Business Relationship and Regulatory Capacity in China (Chung-min Tsai)Microfinance and the China Dream (Thomas B Gold)Weighing up Market Mechanism and Regulated Distribution: A China Dream to Feed Itself under Spatially Imbalanced Development (Huey-Lin Lee and Scott Y Lin) Readership: Academics, professionals, undergraduate and graduate students interested in China's political system, China's new leadership and agenda of “China Dreams”. Key Features:A timely and comprehensive treatment of the issues associated with “China Dreams”In-depth analyses by leading scholars in China StudiesKeywords:The China Dream;Xi Jinpin;Chinese Leadership;Chinese Communist Party;ChinaReviews: "In this timely and pioneering publication, the authors asked the questions of where China wants to go and where it is actually going. While Mr Xi Jinping's 'China Dreams' suggested an all-encompassing China agenda, the imagination, interpretation and realization of the Dreams have been far more dynamic and not necessarily coherent. This well-edited volume covers key areas of China's political, economic and social development under Xi's leadership. The collection stands out in its balanced treatment of both the state and grassroots actors, and both the shared and separate dreams. It also makes a great contribution to the literature on Global China, as much of the 'China Dreams' is inevitably connected with the dreams of other peoples and countries." You-tien Hsing Professor of Geography Pamela P Fong and Family Distinguished Chair in China Studies Chair of Center for Chinese Studies University of California at Berkeley "Written by leading scholars of Chinese politics, economics, history, and society, this volume is one of the first to analyze Chinese leader Xi Jinping's notion of 'China Dreams'; Exploring both the content and likely impact of Xi's 'China Dreams', the authors paint a multifaceted picture of China's historical development, current status, and future trajectory — both domestically and internationally. Their findings suggest that China's leaders face substantial challenges, and that the realization of Xi's 'Dreams' may not be smooth. Some groups and vested interests appear determined to resist or redirect Xi's 'Dreams'. And there are signs that conflict and tension may accelerate, not only between the Chinese party-state and its people, but also within the party-state, and between China and other countries. For readers seeking a wide range of perspectives on China's rise, this volume provides much food for thought." Teresa Wright Chair and Professor of Political Science, California State University

英語閱讀訓練/Building The Business Brain

By C.K. louis
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  • Publisher : 雪山文化出版社
  • Book Code : N.a
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  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 425
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Table Of Contents Foreword Chapter 1: Which Mindset Do You Have Chapter 2: Perusing The Dream Chapter 3: Learn To Listen to Customers Chapter 4: Be A Good Provider Chapter 5: Find A Mentor And Coaching Wrapping Up

Build Your Dream Team

By Philippe Fallas
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  • Publisher : Arena books
  • Book Code : 1906791457
  • Total of Pages : 100
  • Category : Mathematics
  • Members : 368
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"e;Build Your Dream Team"e; puts in perspective the progress made over the last 20 years in management. It presents in a simple and pragmatic way the key elements of powerful management: management by vision, example and values; the reinforcement of Emotional Intelligence; the use of key skills; the development of empowerment and accountability for a real client orientation; and, the benefits of transparency in communication and fairness in the processes. Successive waves of innovation in management theory have claimed to revolutionize the subject. However we should look at all these waves together. This is what achieves the tide of change. For many years modern management has been known as 'Humanist Management'. 'Humanist management' is management focused on people, emotions, development, freedom, initiative and innovation. With every page of this book you, too, will discover the secrets of putting 'Humanist Management in Practice' and make sure your team rides high on the wave of success.

Looking for America

By Ardis Cameron
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 140513772X
  • Total of Pages : 408
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 345
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Looking for America: The Visual Production of Nation andPeople is a groundbreaking collection that explores the“visual” in defining the kaleidoscope of Americanexperience and American identity in the 20th century. Covers enduringly important topics in American history:nationhood, class, politics of identity, and the visual mapping of“others” Includes editorial introductions, suggested readings, a primeron how to "read" an image, and a guide to visual archives andcollections Well-illustrated book for those in American Studies and relatedfields eager to incorporate the visual into theirteaching—and telling—of the American story.

The Gilded Age

By Joel Shrock
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  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Book Code : 031332204X
  • Total of Pages : 313
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 859
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Describes how American culture changed during the Gilded Age, covering such topics as food, recreation, fashion, music, art, literature, travel, and the world of youth.

Inception and Philosophy

By Thorsten Botz-Bornstein
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  • Publisher : Open Court
  • Book Code : 0812697383
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 114
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You have to go deeper. Inception is more than just a nail-biting heist story, more than just one of the greatest movies of all time. The latest neuroscience and philosophy of mind tell us that shared dreams and the invasion of dreams may soon become reality. Inception and Philosophy: Ideas to Die For takes you through the labyrinth, onto the infinite staircase, exploring the movie’s hidden architecture, picking up its unexpected clues. How will Inception change your thinking? You can’t imagine. How will Inception and Philosophy change your life? You simply have no idea.

The Gift of Ruin

By Dr. Alison Ezell
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  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Book Code : 1716616719
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  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Members : 928
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Every woman grows up with the desire to experience the American Dream. We want a beautiful house, handsome hubby, adorable kids, and a successful career. So we get married, start the business, and begin building the dream. And then life happens. What seemed like the perfect gift has become tainted. The dream we once clung to slowly becomes a nightmare. The remnants of heartache, divorce, loss, and struggle creep into our lives, and we have no clue how to relieve the pain that stems from the broken American Dream. But then something else happens. Your nightmare begins to turn into a dream again. You start to realize that chasing the American Dream isn’t all that it was cracked up to be. You begin to embrace your truth by conquering your pain and creating a life filled with purpose. In The Gift of Ruin, Dr. Alison Ezell shares her journey to womanhood. She eloquently discusses Marriage and Relationships, Wealth Building, Mentorship, Leadership, Purpose, Health, and Self Development. Knowing the power of these tools, she wants to equip women with the knowledge to embody each of these entities in their lives successfully. The Gift of Ruin symbolizes that even though some are going through nightmares of chasing the American Dream, there is always a silver lining in the cloud. There is still Purpose in the Pain. There is always a Gift amongst Ruin.

American Bonds

By Sarah L. Quinn
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  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Book Code : 0691185611
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  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 301
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How the American government has long used financial credit programs to create economic opportunities Federal housing finance policy and mortgage-backed securities have gained widespread attention in recent years because of the 2008 financial crisis, but issues of government credit have been part of American life since the nation’s founding. From the 1780s, when a watershed national land credit policy was established, to the postwar foundations of our current housing finance system, American Bonds examines the evolution of securitization and federal credit programs. Sarah Quinn shows that since the Westward expansion, the U.S. government has used financial markets to manage America’s complex social divides, and politicians and officials across the political spectrum have turned to land sales, home ownership, and credit to provide economic opportunity without the appearance of market intervention or direct wealth redistribution. Highly technical systems, securitization, and credit programs have been fundamental to how Americans determined what they could and should owe one another. Over time, government officials embraced credit as a political tool that allowed them to navigate an increasingly complex and fractured political system, affirming the government’s role as a consequential and creative market participant. Neither intermittent nor marginal, credit programs supported the growth of powerful industries, from railroads and farms to housing and finance; have been used for disaster relief, foreign policy, and military efforts; and were promoters of amortized mortgages, lending abroad, venture capital investment, and mortgage securitization. Illuminating America’s market-heavy social policies, American Bonds illustrates how political institutions became involved in the nation’s lending practices.