The Seven Wise Princesses
A Medieval Persian Epic
School & Library ISBN: 1841480223
A prose translation of the Sufi poet Nizami's twelfth-century Haft Paykar is a collection of tales within a tale, where seven princesses entertain Shah Bahram with their stories of adventure, magic, and miracles.
Modes Of Therapeutic Action
Paperback ISBN: 0765702509
How do we position ourselves in relation to our patients? Do we participate as neutral object, as empathetic self-object, or as authentic subject? Do we strive to enhance the patient's knowledge, to provide a corrective experience, or to work at the intimate edge?
New Ghosts, Old Ghosts
Prisons and Labor Reform Camps in China
Paperback ISBN: 0765605104
Much has been written about the laogai (sometimes likened to the Soviet gulag) in the People's Republic of China. Depending on the source, the prisons are described as nonexistent, enlightened institutions, or hellish places that subject the inmates to degradation and misery. The system is commonly thought of (by admirers and critics alike) as having a measurable impact on the national economy and providing significant resources to the state. Based on research in classified documents and extensive interviews with former prisoners, judicial personnel, and other insiders, and featuring case studies dealing with the three northwestern provinces, this book examines such assertions on the basis of the facts about this underexamined subject in order to arrive at a detailed, objective, and realistic picture of the situation. In the case of each province under study, the authors discuss the history of the provincial prison system and the impact that each has had at the macro, meso, and micro levels.
Queer Activism and Anti-Oppressive Pedagogy
Hardcover ISBN: 0415933110
Few books have addressed research for teachers to turn to as a resource for classroom practice but here Kumashiro draws on interviews with gay activists as a starting point for discussion of models of reading and challenging oppression.