Narratives of Sorrow and Dignity by Bardwell L. Smith

Narratives of Sorrow and Dignity: Japanese Women, Pregnancy Loss, And Modern Rituals Of Grieving (Oxford Ritual Studies) by Bardwell L. Smith
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Overview: Bardwell L. Smith offers a fresh perspective on mizuko kuy=o, the Japanese ceremony performed to bring solace to those who have experienced miscarriage, stillbirth, or abortion. Showing how old and new forms of myth, symbol, doctrine, praxis, and organization combine and overlap in contemporary mizuko kuy=o, Smith provides critical insight from many angles: the sociology of the family, the power of the medical profession, the economics of temples, the import of ancestral connections, the need for healing in both private and communal ways and, perhaps above all, the place of women in modern Japanese religion.

At the heart of Smith’s research is the issue of how human beings experience the death of a life that has been and remains precious to them. While universal, these losses are also personal and unique. The role of society in helping people to heal from these experiences varies widely and has changed enormously in recent decades. In examples of grieving for these kinds of losses one finds narratives not only of deep sorrow but of remarkable dignity.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy

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Narratives of Sorrow and Dignity by Bardwell L. Smith

Narratives of Sorrow and Dignity: Japanese Women, Pregnancy Loss, And Modern Rituals Of Grieving (Oxford Ritual Studies) by Bardwell L. Smith
Requirements: .PDF reader, 3.0 MB
Overview: Bardwell L. Smith offers a fresh perspective on mizuko kuy=o, the Japanese ceremony performed to bring solace to those who have experienced miscarriage, stillbirth, or abortion. Showing how old and new forms of myth, symbol, doctrine, praxis, and organization combine and overlap in contemporary mizuko kuy=o, Smith provides critical insight from many angles: the sociology of the family, the power of the medical profession, the economics of temples, the import of ancestral connections, the need for healing in both private and communal ways and, perhaps above all, the place of women in modern Japanese religion.

At the heart of Smith’s research is the issue of how human beings experience the death of a life that has been and remains precious to them. While universal, these losses are also personal and unique. The role of society in helping people to heal from these experiences varies widely and has changed enormously in recent decades. In examples of grieving for these kinds of losses one finds narratives not only of deep sorrow but of remarkable dignity.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy

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Dignity by Chris Arnade

Dignity: Seeking Respect in Back Row America by Chris Arnade
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 97 MB
Overview: "A profound book.. It will break your heart but also leave you with hope." -J.D. Vance, author of Hillbilly Elegy
"[A] deeply empathetic book." -The Economist
With stark photo essays and unforgettable true stories, Chris Arnade cuts through "expert" pontification on inequality, addiction, and poverty to allow those who have been left behind to define themselves on their own terms.
After abandoning his Wall Street career, Chris Arnade decided to document poverty and addiction in the Bronx. He began interviewing, photographing, and becoming close friends with homeless addicts, and spent hours in drug dens and McDonald’s. Then he started driving across America to see how the rest of the country compared. He found the same types of stories everywhere, across lines of race, ethnicity, religion, and geography.
The people he got to know, from Alabama and California to Maine and Nevada, gave Arnade a new respect for the dignity and resilience of what he calls America’s Back Row-those who lack the credentials and advantages of the so-called meritocratic upper class. The strivers in the Front Row, with their advanced degrees and upward mobility, see the Back Row’s values as worthless. They scorn anyone who stays in a dying town or city as foolish, and mock anyone who clings to religion or tradition as naïve.
As Takeesha, a woman in the Bronx, told Arnade, she wants to be seen she sees herself: "a prostitute, a mother of six, and a child of God." This book is his attempt to help the rest of us truly see, hear, and respect millions of people who’ve been left behind.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational

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Dignity by Chris Arnade

Dignity: Seeking Respect in Back Row America by Chris Arnade
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 97 MB
Overview: "A profound book.. It will break your heart but also leave you with hope." -J.D. Vance, author of Hillbilly Elegy
"[A] deeply empathetic book." -The Economist
With stark photo essays and unforgettable true stories, Chris Arnade cuts through "expert" pontification on inequality, addiction, and poverty to allow those who have been left behind to define themselves on their own terms.
After abandoning his Wall Street career, Chris Arnade decided to document poverty and addiction in the Bronx. He began interviewing, photographing, and becoming close friends with homeless addicts, and spent hours in drug dens and McDonald’s. Then he started driving across America to see how the rest of the country compared. He found the same types of stories everywhere, across lines of race, ethnicity, religion, and geography.
The people he got to know, from Alabama and California to Maine and Nevada, gave Arnade a new respect for the dignity and resilience of what he calls America’s Back Row-those who lack the credentials and advantages of the so-called meritocratic upper class. The strivers in the Front Row, with their advanced degrees and upward mobility, see the Back Row’s values as worthless. They scorn anyone who stays in a dying town or city as foolish, and mock anyone who clings to religion or tradition as naïve.
As Takeesha, a woman in the Bronx, told Arnade, she wants to be seen she sees herself: "a prostitute, a mother of six, and a child of God." This book is his attempt to help the rest of us truly see, hear, and respect millions of people who’ve been left behind.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational

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Dignity by Chris Arnade

Dignity: Seeking Respect in Back Row America by Chris Arnade
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 97 MB
Overview: "A profound book.. It will break your heart but also leave you with hope." -J.D. Vance, author of Hillbilly Elegy
"[A] deeply empathetic book." -The Economist
With stark photo essays and unforgettable true stories, Chris Arnade cuts through "expert" pontification on inequality, addiction, and poverty to allow those who have been left behind to define themselves on their own terms.
After abandoning his Wall Street career, Chris Arnade decided to document poverty and addiction in the Bronx. He began interviewing, photographing, and becoming close friends with homeless addicts, and spent hours in drug dens and McDonald’s. Then he started driving across America to see how the rest of the country compared. He found the same types of stories everywhere, across lines of race, ethnicity, religion, and geography.
The people he got to know, from Alabama and California to Maine and Nevada, gave Arnade a new respect for the dignity and resilience of what he calls America’s Back Row-those who lack the credentials and advantages of the so-called meritocratic upper class. The strivers in the Front Row, with their advanced degrees and upward mobility, see the Back Row’s values as worthless. They scorn anyone who stays in a dying town or city as foolish, and mock anyone who clings to religion or tradition as naïve.
As Takeesha, a woman in the Bronx, told Arnade, she wants to be seen she sees herself: "a prostitute, a mother of six, and a child of God." This book is his attempt to help the rest of us truly see, hear, and respect millions of people who’ve been left behind.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational

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Power, Suffering, & the Struggle for Dignity by Alicia Ely Yamin

Power, Suffering, and the Struggle for Dignity: Human Rights Frameworks for Health and Why They Matter (Pennsylvania Studies in Human Rights) by Alicia Ely Yamin (Author), Paul Farmer (Foreword)
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Overview: Directed at a diverse audience of students, legal and public health practitioners, and anyone interested in understanding what human rights-based approaches (HRBAs) to health and development mean and why they matter, Power, Suffering, and the Struggle for Dignity provides a solid foundation for comprehending what a human rights framework implies and the potential for social transformation it entails. Applying a human rights framework to health demands that we think about our own suffering and that of others, as well as the fundamental causes of that suffering. What is our agency as human subjects with rights and dignity, and what prevents us from acting in certain circumstances? What roles are played by others in decisions that affect our health? How do we determine whether what we may see as "natural" is actually the result of mutable, human policies and practices?
Alicia Ely Yamin couples theory with personal examples of HRBAs at work and shows the impact they have had on people’s lives and health outcomes. Analyzing the successes of and challenges to using human rights frameworks for health, Yamin charts what can be learned from these experiences, from conceptualization to implementation, setting out explicit assumptions about how we can create social transformation. The ultimate concern of Power, Suffering, and the Struggle for Dignity is to promote movement from analysis to action, so that we can begin to use human rights frameworks to effect meaningful social change in global health, and beyond.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational – Human Rights Law

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Dignity, Rank, and Rights (The Berkeley Tanner Lectures)


Dignity, Rank, and Rights (The Berkeley Tanner Lectures)
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Human Dignity And Managerial Responsibility: Diversity, Rights, …

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Oration on the Dignity of Man by Pico della Mirandola

Oration on the Dignity of Man: A New Translation and Commentary by Pico della Mirandola, edited by Massimo Riva, Francesco Borghesi, Michael Papio
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Overview: This is a new translation of and commentary on Pico della Mirandola’s most famous work, the Oration on the Dignity of Man. It is the first English edition to provide readers with substantial notes on the text, essays that address the work’s historical, philosophical, and theological context, and a survey of its reception. Often called the "Manifesto of the Renaissance," this brief but complex text was originally composed in 1486 as the inaugural speech for an assembly of intellectuals, which could have produced one of the most exhaustive metaphysical, theological, and psychological debates in history, had Pope Innocent VIII not forbidden it. This edition of the Oration reflects the spirit of the original text in bringing together experts in different fields. Not unlike the debate Pico optimistically anticipated, the resulting work is superior to the sum of its parts.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy

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Death With Dignity by Robert Orfali

Death With Dignity – The Case for Legalizing Physician-Assisted Dying and Euthanasia by Robert Orfali
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Overview: In Death with Dignity, Robert Orfali makes a compelling case for legalized physician-assisted dying. Using the latest data from Oregon and the Netherlands, he puts a fresh new slant on perennial debate topics such as “slippery slopes,” “the integrity of medicine,” and “sanctity of life.”
His engaging writing style brings clarity to these issues. The content is thought-provoking; the arguments are well-researched, air-tight, and original.
This extraordinary book provides an in-depth look at how we die in America today. It examines the shortcomings of our end-of-life system. You’ll learn about terminal torture in hospital ICUs and about the alternatives: hospice and palliative care. With laser-sharp focus, Orfali scrutinizes the good, the bad, and the ugly. He provides an insightful critique of the practice of palliative sedation. The book makes a strong case that assisted dying complements hospice. By providing both, Oregon now has the best palliative-care system in America. Reading this book, above all, may help you or someone you care about navigate this strange landscape we call “end of life.” It can be your gentle and informed guide to “a good death” in the age of hospice and high-tech medical intervention.
Robert Orfali, the guru of client/server systems in the early days of Silicon Valley, co-authored three best-selling books that demystified the complexity of these mission-critical systems and made them understandable to a whole new generation of programmers. The books sold over a million copies. In this book, Robert uses his analytical skills to deconstruct the most complex system he has yet encountered: our modern end-of-life system. He wrote this book after helping his soulmate and coauthor, Jeri, navigate her death from ovarian cancer in 2009. The deep emotions Robert felt allowed him to look at how we die from a different perspective, another angle. Robert also wrote Grieving a Soulmate.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Health, Fitness & Medical l Self-Help

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Leading with Dignity by Donna Hicks

Main with Dignity: The way to Create a Tradition That Brings Out the Greatest in Individuals by Donna Hicks
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Overview: What each chief must find out about dignity and learn how to create a tradition during which everybody thrives

This landmark e book from an professional in dignity research explores the important however under-recognized position of dignity as a part of good management. Extending the attain of her award-winning e book Dignity: Its Important Position in Resolving Battle, Donna Hicks now contributes a particular, sensible information to attaining a tradition of dignity.

Most individuals know little or no about dignity, the creator has discovered, and when leaders fail to respect the dignity of others, battle and mistrust ensue. She highlights three elements of main with dignity: what one should know with a view to honor dignity and keep away from violating it; what one should do to steer with dignity; and the way one can create a tradition of dignity in any group, whether or not company, spiritual, governmental, healthcare, or past. Brimming with key analysis findings, real-life case research, and workable suggestions, this e book fills an vital hole in our understanding of how greatest to be collectively in a conflict-ridden world.
Style: Non-Fiction > Basic

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Sanctity of Life and Human Dignity (Philosophy and Medicine)


Sanctity of Life and Human Dignity (Philosophy and Medicine)
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Sanctity of Life and Human Dignity (Philosophy and Medicine)


Sanctity of Life and Human Dignity (Philosophy and Medicine)
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Sanctity of Life and Human Dignity (Philosophy and Medicine)


Sanctity of Life and Human Dignity (Philosophy and Medicine)
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