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  • Small Cattle for Small Farmsby Margo Hayes

    CSIRO Publishing 2016; US$ 38.95

    Small cattle breeds are manageable to control and care for and perfect for lifestyle blocks and small farms. They can be bred commercially for beef but their docile temperaments and small size also make them especially suitable for hobby farms. As more people have turned to the country for a 'tree change', interest in these breeds has grown tremendously.In... more...

  • Daemon in the Sanctuaryby Wendy C. Hamblet

    Algora Publishing 2013; US$ 19.95

    "Daemon in the Sanctuary" explores the uncanny contradiction between the home as a site of nurture and security and the reality that people are far more likely to be hurt and even killed in their own homes by their intimates, rather than at the hands of strangers.Moving from the syrupy tributes to love in Plato's "Symposium"... more...

  • The Lesser Goodby Wendy C. Hamblet

    Lexington Books 2009; US$ 74.99

    The Lesser Good represents a timely meditation on the incapacity of mere laws and state politics to adequately address the ethical exigencies that arise in human life. Through the philosophies of Plato and post-Holocaust phenomenologist, Emmanual Levinas, Hamblet demonstrates that state models of justice strive for the lesser good of ordered continuity... more...

  • Punishment and Shameby Wendy C. Hamblet

    Lexington Books 2010; US$ 32.99

    Punishment and Shame: A Philosophical Study reveals the economic and religious underpinnings to modern notions of crime and punishment. Contra Michel Foucault's claim that modern penal practices witness a revolution in Western moral sensibilities, awakened by Enlightenment ideals, Hamblet shows that punishment practices in the West grew out of Protestant... more...

  • The Sacred Monstrousby Wendy C. Hamblet

    Lexington Books 2003; US$ 29.99

    In The Sacred Monstrous author Wendy Hamblet traces the historical and social fact of violence through the work of Girard, Bloch, Lorenz and Burket. She takes up the charge advanced by social theorists, anthropologists and others that violence is steeped in our being; it pervades our generations and is imbedded in the ethos of our modern institutions.... more...

  • Savage Constructionsby Wendy C. Hamblet

    Lexington Books 2008; US$ 34.99

    Savage Constructions challenges the popular Western assumption that violence is an essential quality of darker-skinned populations, arguing that Western imperialist projects are largely responsible for the current violences that 'rebound' in victim societies of the post-colonial world. 'Rebounding violence' expresses victim abjection and overly aggressive... more...

  • Conceiving Evilby Wendy C. Hamblet; Martin Camarata

    Algora Publishing 2014; US$ 19.95

    This book argues that the epistemological framework that permits us to see others as 'evil' also resituates our own moral compass and reframes our moral world such that we can justify performing violent deeds, which we would readily demonize in others, as the heroics of eradicating evil. When conflict is understood positively as the confrontation... more...

  • Actieve solidariteitby Margo Trappenburg

    Amsterdam University Press 2009; US$ 10.50

    Gedurende de laatste decennia is de Nederlandse verzorgingsstaat van karakter veranderd. Enigszins chargerend zou je kunnen zeggen dat de verzorgingsstaat uit de jaren zeventig en tachtig een grote mate van passieve, financiële solidariteit vroeg van gemiddelde werkende burgers. Deze burgers betaalden voor verzorgingshuizen, verpleeghuizen, psychiatrische... more...

  • American Graffitiby Margo Thompson

    Parkstone International 2015; US$ 9.95

    The first appearances of graffiti ?tags? (signatures) on New York City subway trains in the early 1970s were discarded as incidents of vandalism or the rough, violent cries of the ignorant and impoverished. However, as the graffiti movement progressed and tags became more elaborate and ubiquitous, genuine artists emerged whose unique creativity and... more...

  • American Graffitiby Margo Thompson

    Parkstone International 2015; US$ 9.95

    Depuis le début des années 1970, les graffeurs décorent l?extérieur des rames de métro avec des tags toujours plus grands et toujours plus élaborés.Dans le schéma primitiviste, les graffeurs, en tant qu?artistes en marge, offraient de nouvelles perspectives à la société américaine. Ils tendaient un miroir à la culture hégémonique.Les références aux... more...