Why Americans Keep Reading Them

Author: Sandra K. Dolby

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252090993

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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Based on a reading of more than three hundred self-help books, Sandra K. Dolby examines this remarkably popular genre to define "self-help" in a way that's compelling to academics and lay readers alike. Self-Help Books also offers an interpretation of why these books are so popular, arguing that they continue the well-established American penchant for self-education, articulate problems of daily life and supposed solutions for them, and present their content in an accessible rather than arcane form and style. Using methods associated with folklore studies, Dolby then examines how the genre makes use of stories, aphorisms, and a worldview that is at once traditional and contemporary. The overarching premise of the study is that self-help books, much like fairy tales, take traditional materials, especially stories and ideas, and recast them into extended essays that people happily read, think about, try to apply, and then set aside when a new embodiment of the genre comes along.
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Author: B. Suguna

Publisher: Discovery Publishing House

ISBN: 9788183560962

Category: Rural women

Page: 236

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All over the world there is a realization that the best way to tackle poverty and enable the community to improve its quality of life is through social mobilization of poor, especially women into Self Help Groups. Ever since Independence a number of innovative schemes have been launched for the upliftment of women in our country. Indian Government has taken lot of initiatives to strengthen the institutional rural credit system and development programmes. Viewing it in the welfare programmes of Ninth Five Year Plan (1997-2002) and shifting the concept of Development to Empowerment. The Indian Government adopted the approach of Self Help Groups (SHGs) to uplift the rural women. The empowerment of women through Self Help Groups (SHGs) would lead to benefits not only to the individual woman and women groups but also the families and community as a whole through collective action for development. The book will be highly useful to students of social studies especially Women Studies, Social Work, Sociology, Economics and also to the students and research scholars specialising in Human Development and NGO s and also other functionaries dealing with women.
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Author: Kayla Itsines

Publisher: The Bikini Body Training Company


Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 70

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14 Tage gesunde und leckere Mahlzeiten! Manchmal ist das Einhalten einer gesunden Ernährung und der Kampf gegen das Verlangen nach Junkfood das Einzige, was härter ist als das Durchführen der Workouts. Dieser HELP Rezepte-Ratgeber basiert auf den gleichen Richtlinien wie der HELP Ernährungsratgeber. Er enthält Rezepte für 14 Tage voll von leckeren Mahlzeiten, die dir das Wasser im Mund zusammenlaufen lassen.
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Author: Gerhard Stegh

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3848223201


Page: 38

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Das eigene Buch" ist f r andere bestimmt, um im Notfall schnell wichtige und zusammenfassende Informationen an Notdienste, Krankenh user, Sanit r, rzte, Pfleger und nahe Angeh rige geben zu k nnen. Es ist aber auch ein Leitfaden, um Dinge f r sich zu regeln, die wichtig sind. In der Wohnung sollte das Buch an einem sichtbaren Ort (z.B. am Telefon) aufbewahrt werden oder es kann im Urlaub oder bei Aufenthalten in Kliniken und Pflegeheimen mitgenommen werden.
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Author: Kayla Itsines

Publisher: The Bikini Body Training Company



Page: 90

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Der 90-seitige Nutrition HELP (Ernährungsratgeber) enthält neben einem großen Wissensteil auch Rezepte für 14 Tage voller leckerer Mahlzeiten. Lerne, was du essen solltest, welche Lebensmittel die Fettverbrennung und den Stoffwechsel anregen und zaubere dir deine eigenen leckeren Mahlzeiten.
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Author: Kathryn Stockett

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440697663

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

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The #1 New York Times bestselling novel and basis for the Academy Award-winning film—a timeless and universal story about the lines we abide by, and the ones we don’t—nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read. Aibileen is a black maid in 1962 Jackson, Mississippi, who’s always taken orders quietly, but lately she’s unable to hold her bitterness back. Her friend Minny has never held her tongue but now must somehow keep secrets about her employer that leave her speechless. White socialite Skeeter just graduated college. She’s full of ambition, but without a husband, she’s considered a failure. Together, these seemingly different women join together to write a tell-all book about work as a black maid in the South, that could forever alter their destinies and the life of a small town...
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And Other Readerly Questions to the Old Testament

Author: David J. A. Clines

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781850752486

Category: Religion

Page: 178

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Readerly questions are raised when readers are explicitly and programmatically brought into the process of interpreting texts. Traditionally, the reader and readerly interest and identities have been screened out when we have set about interpreting texts, and we have set our sights on attaining an interpretation that shouldbe as "objective " as possible. Things are rather different now. Not only is quest for objective interpretation seen as chiaera, but the rewards of unabashed "readerly" interpretations that foreground the process of reading and the context of the reader have now been shown to be very well worth seeking. That reader-response approach characterizes this collection of six essays, prefaces by an introduction to reader-response criticism. The essays for the most part read in their original form to meetings of the Society of Biblical Literature, are: "What Does Eve Do To Help? and other Irredeemably Androcentric Orienations in Genesis 1-3"; What Happens in Genesis"; "The Ancestor in Danger: But Not the Same Danger"; " The Old Testament Histories: A Reader's Guide"; "Deconstructing the Book of Job"; and "Nehemiah Memoir: The perils of Autobigraphy". ".....one of the livliest writers on the Old Testament. " What Does Eve Do To Help ?" does not disappoint and at times is hailariously funny" C S Rodd Expository Times>
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A One-act Play

Author: David G. Grote

Publisher: I. E. Clark Publications

ISBN: 9780886800840


Page: 23

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Author: Ram Dass,Paul Gorman

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 0307809633

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

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Not a day goes by without our being called upon to help one another--at home, at work, on the street, on the phone. . . . We do what we can. Yet so much comes up to complicate this natural response: "Will I have what it takes?" "How much is enough?" "How can I deal with suffering?" "And what really helps, anyway?" In this practical helper's companion, the authors explore a path through these confusions, and provide support and inspiration fo us in our efforts as members of the helping professions, as volunteers, as community activists, or simply as friends and family trying to meet each other's needs. Here too are deeply moving personal accounts: A housewife brings zoo animals to lift the spirits of nursing home residents; a nun tends the wounded on the first night of the Nicaraguan revolution; a police officer talks a desperate father out of leaping from a roof with his child; a nurse allows an infant to spend its last moments of life in her arms rather than on a hospital machine. From many such stories and the authors' reflections, we can find strength, clarity, and wisdom for those times when we are called on to care for one another. How Can I Help? reminds us just how much we have to give and how doing so can lead to some of the most joyous moments of our lives. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Minderheiten, Tourismus und Entwicklung in Laos

Author: Corinne Flacke-Neudorfer

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839406390

Category: Social Science

Page: 300

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Die Idee von nachhaltigem Tourismus hat die Entwicklungszusammenarbeit erobert - auch in Laos. Doch wo Nachhaltigkeit, Armutsminderung und Partizipation prognostiziert sind, treten im Alltag komplexe Konflikte zwischen den lokalen Akteuren zu Tage. Hinter den Kulissen eines nachhaltigen Tourismus zeichnen sich Kämpfe um Ressourcen, um die Richtung kulturellen Wandels und ethnische Rivalitäten ab. Die Studie entwirft einen akteursorientierten Ansatz, der diese Konfliktlinien aufspürt und erklärt. Damit wird ein neues Gebiet der Ethnologie - und auch der sozialwissenschaftlichen Tourismusforschung - betreten.
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Design and Implementation

Author: Greg Kearsley

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 9780893914721

Category: Computers

Page: 115

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This text summarizes the existing knowledge/experience about the design and implementation of help systems. It should help readers to understand design alternatives for help systems, make tradeoff decisions about possible features, be aware of implementation problems and strategies, and become familiar with the development cycle.
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Author: Philip Prowse

Publisher: Ernst Klett Sprachen

ISBN: 9783125741034


Page: 32

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Language and Social Interaction in Telephone Helplines

Author: Carolyn D. Baker,Michael Emmison,Alan Firth

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027253866

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 351

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Telephone helplines have become one of the most pervasive sites of expert-lay interaction in modern societies throughout the world. Yet surprisingly little is known of the in situ, language-based processes of help-seeking and help-giving behavior that occurs within them. This collection of original studies by both internationally renowned and emerging scholars seeks to improve upon this state of affairs. It does so by offering some of the first systematic investigations of naturally-occurring spoken interaction in telephone helplines. Using the methods of Conversation Analysis, each of the contributors offers a detailed investigation into the skills and competencies that callers and call-takers routinely draw upon when engaging one another within a range of helplines. Helplines in the US, the UK, Australia, Scandinavia, The Netherlands, and Ireland, dealing with the provision of healthcare, emotional support and counselling, technical assistance and consumer rights, tourism and finance, make up the studies in the volume. Collectively and individually, the research provides fascinating insight into an under-researched area of modern living and demonstrates the relevance and potential of helplines for the growing field of institutional interaction. This book will be of interest to students of communication, applied linguistics, discourse and conversation, sociology, counselling, technology and work, social psychology and anthropology.
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Design and Evaluation

Author: Thomas M. Duffy,James Edward Palmer,Brad Mehlenbacher

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 9780893918583

Category: Computers

Page: 260

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This text is designed to bridge the gap between research and practice, by emphasizing practice from a conceptual viewpoint. The authors discuss and review the literature on online help and they provide a cognitive perspective on the design and evaluation issues. The goal is to provide a review and analysis of the issues in the design and evolution of online help systems. The book should be of interest to those conducting research on document design and technical writing in English and psychology and in the college of engineering; interface design in computer science, psychology, and human factors; and human factors issues in government and industry labs, the defence industry, the communications industry, and the computer industry.
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Rebuilding Elder Networks Through Personal Empowerment

Author: Lenard W. Kaye

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781560324621

Category: Political Science

Page: 152

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This collection of essays and reviews represents the most significant and comprehensive writing on Shakespeare's A Comedy of Errors. Miola's edited work also features a comprehensive critical history, coupled with a full bibliography and photographs of major productions of the play from around the world. In the collection, there are five previously unpublished essays. The topics covered in these new essays are women in the play, the play's debt to contemporary theater, its critical and performance histories in Germany and Japan, the metrical variety of the play, and the distinctly modern perspective on the play as containing dark and disturbing elements. To compliment these new essays, the collection features significant scholarship and commentary on The Comedy of Errors that is published in obscure and difficulty accessible journals, newspapers, and other sources. This collection brings together these essays for the first time.
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Bridging the Troubled Waters of Childhood Illness

Author: Mark A. Chesler,Barbara K. Chesney

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299148249

Category: Medical

Page: 393

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Written for and about the special population of parents of children with cancer, this book explores the remarkable effectiveness of self-help groups and profiles their rapid rise as a resource complementing traditional health care. Mark A. Chesler and Barbara K. Chesney draw on their own experience as members of such groups and on a combined thirty years of research on self-help. They provide essential information for families of children with cancer (and other chronic life-threatening illnesses), for health-care professionals working with them, and for scholars of self-help and psychosocial processes in health care--including explanations of how self-help groups function, why they are effective, and how they can be created and maintained. The authors show that, through self-help groups, parents can learn coping skills, find personal affirmation and mutual support, and share the wisdom gained from their experiences. Chesler and Chesney find that group participation improves parents' coping capabilities in the face of terrible odds and fosters an increased sense of empowerment as they care and advocate for their children in an increasingly complex health care system. Cancer and Self-Help distills the experiences of more than fifty self-help groups and their members over twelve years. It also places cancer self-help groups in a larger context, comparing them to other social movement organizations and to other strategies for personal coping or change. The book includes the voices of individual parents and professionals recounting their experiences; detailed examples of group activities, programs, operating procedures, and organizational structures; fundamental, how-to information on forming a self-help group; comments on the roles and dilemmas of health care professionals in these groups and on the medical care system as a whole, and interpretations of these individual and organizational dynamics.
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A Study in Eight Societies

Author: Klaus Mäkelä

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299150044

Category: Self-Help

Page: 310

View: 1866

Part of an international study of Alcoholics Anonymous, carried out in collaboration with the World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe
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What to Do and What to Say When a Friend Is Going Through Tough Times

Author: David B. Biebel

Publisher: Hope Publishing House

ISBN: 9781932717013

Category: Religion

Page: 149

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Biebel helps readers understand the emotional and spiritual trauma that hurting friends are experiencing and suggests practical ways in which they can be comforted. A great tool for church leaders, laypersons, or others in leadership who want to reach out to hurting people, but don't know how. Targeted mailings.
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