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The Straight Lead: The Core of Bruce Lee’s Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do

“The straight punch is the core of Jeet Kune Do.”—Bruce LeeThe straight lead was a key element in Bruce Lee’s development of his own personal style. It was designed to be uncomplicated, economical, and brutally effective but is not as simple as it might seem. Bruce Lee once described it the most difficult move in the Jeet Kune Do arsenal.Lee developed JKD as a response to the shortcomings he found in traditional martial arts, but it also includes elements of Western combat systems that he fou…

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Labors of Love: Nursing Homes and the Structures of Care Work

Every day for the next twenty years, more than 10,000 people in the United States will turn 65. With life expectancies increasing as well, many of these Americans will eventually require round-the-clock attention-and we have only begun to prepare for the challenge of caring for them. In Labors of Love, Jason Rodriquez examines the world of the fast-growing elder care industry, providing a nuanced and balanced portrait of the day-to-day lives of the people and organizations that devote the…

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Handbook of Families and Work: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

This handbook is designed to illuminate issues involved in the intersection of family life and paid employment from a broad range of disciplines. These contributions by leading national and international work-family scholars represent state-of-the-art summaries of work-family research.

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Rethinking Security in the Twenty-First Century A Reader

This edited volume helps bridge the elusive gap between theory and practice in dealing with the issue of “security” broadly conceived. A quarter of a century has passed since the crumbling of the Berlin Wall. Yet our notions of security remain mired in Cold War thinking whose realist ethos is predicated on holding the nation state’s power, interests, and survival as the guiding unit of analysis in international relations. Security is ever changing. Confronting new dangers to the individua…

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Reason of State: Law, Prerogative and Empire

This historically embedded treatment of theoretical debates about prerogative and reason of state spans over four centuries of constitutional development. Commencing with the English Civil War and the constitutional theories of Hobbes and the Republicans, it moves through eighteenth-century arguments over jealousy of trade and commercial reason of state to early imperial concerns and the nineteenth-century debate on the legislative empire, to martial law and twentieth-century articulation…

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What a Body Can Do

In What a Body Can Do, Ben Spatz develops, for the first time, a rigorous theory of embodied technique as knowledge. He argues that viewing technique as both training and research has much to offer current debates over the role of practice in the university, including the debates around “practice as research.” Drawing on critical perspectives from the sociology of knowledge, phenomenology, dance studies, enactive cognition, and other areas, Spatz argues that technique is a major area of his…

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Professional WordPress: Design and Development

An in-depth look at the internals of the WordPress system. As the most popular blogging and content management platform available today, WordPress is a powerful tool. This exciting book goes beyond the basics and delves into the heart of the WordPress system, offering overviews of the functional aspects of WordPress as well as plug-in and theme development. What is covered in this book? WordPress as a Content Management System Hosting Options Installing WordPress Files Database Configuration…

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Learn to Program (Pragmatic Programmers)

It’s now easier to learn to write your own computer software than it has ever been before. Now everyone can learn to write programs for themselves–no previous experience is necessary. Chris Pine takes a thorough, but light-hearted approach that teaches you how to program with a minimum of fuss or bother. Starting with small, simple one-line programs to calculate your age in seconds, you’ll see how to have your webpage send you email, to shuffle your music more intelligently, to rename …

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Cooking the French Way (Easy Menu Ethnic Cookbooks)

An introduction to the cooking of France, featuring basic recipes for everyday breakfast, lunch, and dinner dishes,as well as typical menus and a brief description of the special features of a French table setting.

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