The federal election campaign of 2005-06 offered the usual mix of lofty rhetoric, competing interests, and skullduggery. Nonetheless, this campaign laid the foundation for a major shift in Canadian politics, bringing the Conservative Party to power and changing the balance of opposition parties. Inside the NDP War Room takes readers behind the scenes to investigate the nature of credibility in the complex communicative game of election campaigns. James McLean considers the ways in which the idea of credibility is used to explain how messages are crafted and articulated, how journalists are implicated, and what the Canadian public needs to know about what is at stake in the competition for votes. He talks to insiders about their communication practices and strategies, and reflects upon the grand narratives and small opportunistic moments brought before the Canadian public when power is up for grabs. A vivid, first-hand account of campaign strategizing, Inside the NDP War Room offers insights into the NDP breakthroughs of 2011, the full meaning of Quebec's "orange wave," and the future of a party preparing for a new reality.
The Bridegroom Was a Dog is perhaps the Japanese-German writer Yoko Tawada's most famous story. Its initial publication in 1998 garnered admiration from The New Yorker, who praised it as, "fast-moving, mysteriously compelling tale that has the dream quality of Kafka." The Bridegroom Was a Dog begins with a schoolteacher telling a fable to her students. In the fable, a princess promises her hand in marriage to a dog that has licked her bottom clean. The story takes an even stranger twist when that very dog appears to the schoolteacher in real life as a dog-like man. They develop a very sexual, romantic courtship with many allegorical overtones - much to the chagrin of her friends.
" There's A Monkey In My Bathroom" is a delightful story about a monkey that barged his
I have discovered a growing interest in bone cleaning, de-greasing and preservation by artisans, jewelry makers and collectors who use bone and skulls as a media for their crafts.Many of these people are new comers to bone work and lack the basic knowledge to produce grease free, sanitary products. In some cases, this can leave an artist creating a piece of art that in time can develop odors like rancid fat, turn dirty yellow and it may actually grow mold. I wrote this manual to provide easy to understand information geared to beginners as well as others who are looking for a better or new way to preserve skulls and bones with as little damage as possible. This book gives you the basics and more.
This practical text provides teachers with essential guidance on how to give children greater access to positive ways to think about the relationship between science and religion. Each chapter explores a key concept, from miracles to evolution, identifying gaps and common misconceptions in children's knowledge, and offering advice on how to answer tricky questions and teach each topic confidently. Drawing upon proven research, as well as successful workshops and after-school clubs, chapters are accompanied by adaptable activities to engage children from both faith and non-faith backgrounds, helping to develop an appreciation of why science and religion do not necessarily conflict.
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