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The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age Ebook Summary Download


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Antisocial Media: How Facebook Disconnects Us and Undermines Democracy Ebook Summary Download


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Digital Disconnect: How Capitalism is Turning the Internet Against Democracy Ebook Summary Download


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Author : Robert W. McChesney
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The Breakup 2.0: Disconnecting Over New Media Ebook Summary Download


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Spiritual Bypassing: When Spirituality Disconnects Us from What Really Matters Ebook Summary Download


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Divided, But Not Disconnected


Title : Divided, But Not Disconnected
Author : Tobias Hochscherf,Christoph Laucht,Andrew Plowman
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Total pages: 276 pages
ISBN: 1845456467

The Allied agreement after the Second World War did not only partition Germany, it divided the nation along the fault-lines of a new bipolar world order. This inner border made Germany a unique place to experience the Cold War, and the "German question" in this post-1945 variant remained inextricably entwined with the vicissitudes of the Cold War until its end. This volume explores how social and cultural practices in both German states between 1949 and 1989 were shaped by the existence of this inner border, putting them on opposing sides of the ideological divide between the Western and Eastern blocs, as well as stabilizing relations between them. This volume's interdisciplinary approach addresses important intersections between history, politics, and culture, offering an important new appraisal of the German experiences of the Cold War.


Waifs and Strays from the Far East; Being a Series of Disconnected Essays on Matters Relating to Chi


Title : Waifs and Strays from the Far East; Being a Series of Disconnected Essays on Matters Relating to Chi
Author : Balfour Frederic Henry
Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC
Total pages: 236 pages
ISBN: 9781113494535

This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.


To the Secretary: Leaked Embassy Cables and America's Foreign Policy Disconnect


Title : To the Secretary: Leaked Embassy Cables and America's Foreign Policy Disconnect
Author : Mary Thompson-Jones
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total pages: 320 pages
ISBN: 0393246590

A former American diplomat reveals a disconnect between Washington policymakers and those who work in US embassies. When the world awoke on November 28, 2010, and read the first of the 251,287 State Department cables made public by WikiLeaks, Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini warned, “It will be the September 11th of world diplomacy.” The WikiLeaks scandal certainly stirred tempers around the world, but it was not the implosion that many leaders expected: rather, it shed a new spotlight on the work of the U.S. foreign service. In To the Secretary, Mary Thompson-Jones explores the most fascinating and overlooked of these cables to offer an unparalleled window into the day-to-day work of U.S. diplomats, demystifying the lives of those who implement America’s foreign policy across the globe. From the story of Bulgaria’s Aleksi “the Tractor” Petrov to disappearing ballot ink in Ukraine, a Honduran coup d’état, or disaster relief for a devastated Haiti, To the Secretary depicts the work of ambassadors and foreign service officers through their firsthand narratives dealing with crises, corruption, and testy world leaders. Negotiating distinctly un-American customs and corridors of power, these shrewd brokers in embassies from Argentina to Zimbabwe worked tirelessly to promote American diplomacy in a world frequently hostile to the United States. To the Secretary also reveals the disconnect that diplomats face at home, guided by conflicting approaches from multiple Washington stakeholders intent on their own agenda, often unaware of realities on the ground. In an honest assessment of America’s foreign policy challenges, Thompson-Jones describes the deepening gulf between decision makers in Washington and their diplomats in the field. From misinterpreted analyses of anti-Americanism to Washington’s unwillingness to send resources to support diplomatic activities that could make a difference, To the Secretary shows what policymakers can learn from diplomats abroad—and how this can strengthen America’s place in an unstable world.


Disconnected America: The Future of Mass Media in a Narcissistic Society


Title : Disconnected America: The Future of Mass Media in a Narcissistic Society
Author : Ed Shane,Michael C. Keith
Publisher: Routledge
Total pages: 224 pages
ISBN: 1317473027

Ed Shane here traces a change in the American pervasive mass media that once disseminated information quickly and stimulated mass cultural response, to a de-massified individual media that incubate a new electronic narcissicism, producing an inwardly-focused society.


Disconnected


Title : Disconnected
Author : Carrie James,Henry Jenkins
Publisher: MIT Press
Total pages: 200 pages
ISBN: 0262028069

Examines how young people approach online activities and identifies moral and ethical oversights youth make with regard to privacy, property, and hostile speech, while suggesting ways in which parents can foster positive actions.


Disconnected. The Complete Series


Title : Disconnected. The Complete Series
Author : L Calell
Publisher: L Calell
Total pages: 541 pages
ISBN:

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Disconnected Youth?


Title : Disconnected Youth?
Author : R. MacDonald,J. Marsh
Publisher: Springer
Total pages: 252 pages
ISBN: 0230511759

How do young people get by in hard times and hard places? Have they become a 'lost generation' disconnected from society's mainstream? Do popular ideas about social exclusion or a welfare dependent underclass really connect with the lived experiences of the so-called 'disaffected', 'disengaged' and 'difficult-to-reach'? Based on close-up research with young men and women from localities suffering social exclusion in extreme form, Disconnected Youth? will appeal to all those who are interested in understanding and tackling the problems of growing up in Britain's poor neighbourhoods.


Love and War in Intimate Relationships: Connection, Disconnection, and Mutual Regulation in Couple Therapy


Title : Love and War in Intimate Relationships: Connection, Disconnection, and Mutual Regulation in Couple Therapy
Author : Marion Solomon,Stan Tatkin
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total pages: 288 pages
ISBN: 0393706729

Neuroscience and couples therapy come together to help couples break patterns of bad behavior. What happens between partners that makes love turn to war? How can couples therapists help deescalate the battles? Two leading therapists apply the latest neuroscience research on emotional arousal to help couples regulate each other’s emotions, maintain secure attachment, and foster positive, enduring relationships. The neurobiologically-grounded and sensitive approach set forth by Solomon and Tatkin in this book is sure to transform the way clinicians understand and treat couples in therapy.


Digital Disconnect


Title : Digital Disconnect
Author : Robert W. McChesney
Publisher: New Press, The
Total pages: 320 pages
ISBN: 1595588914

Celebrants and skeptics alike have produced valuable analyses of the Internet’s effect on us and our world, oscillating between utopian bliss and dystopian hell. But according to Robert W. McChesney, arguments on both sides fail to address the relationship between economic power and the digital world. McChesney’s award-winning Rich Media, Poor Democracy skewered the assumption that a society drenched in commercial information is a democratic one. In Digital Disconnect McChesney returns to this provocative thesis in light of the advances of the digital age, incorporating capitalism into the heart of his analysis. He argues that the sharp decline in the enforcement of antitrust violations, the increase in patents on digital technology and proprietary systems, and other policies and massive indirect subsidies have made the Internet a place of numbing commercialism. A small handful of monopolies now dominate the political economy, from Google, which garners an astonishing 97 percent share of the mobile search market, to Microsoft, whose operating system is used by over 90 percent of the world’s computers. This capitalistic colonization of the Internet has spurred the collapse of credible journalism, and made the Internet an unparalleled apparatus for government and corporate surveillance, and a disturbingly anti-democratic force. In Digital Disconnect Robert McChesney offers a groundbreaking analysis and critique of the Internet, urging us to reclaim the democratizing potential of the digital revolution while we still can.


Deployed, not disconnected


Title : Deployed, not disconnected
Author : Don Martin,Karen Martin
Publisher: Ocf Books
Total pages: 120 pages
ISBN: 9780913991015


Digital Disconnect


Title : Digital Disconnect
Author : Robert W. McChesney
Publisher: New Press, The
Total pages: 320 pages
ISBN: 1595588671

Looks at the relationship between economic power and the digital world, encouraging readers to fight back against the monopolies that are making the Internet less democratic. 20,000 first printing.


Liquid Rocket Disconnects, Couplings, Fittings, Fixed Joints, and Seals


Title : Liquid Rocket Disconnects, Couplings, Fittings, Fixed Joints, and Seals
Author : N.A
Publisher:
Total pages: 164 pages
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Disconnecting the Dots


Title : Disconnecting the Dots
Author : Kevin Fenton
Publisher: Trine Day
Total pages: 480 pages
ISBN: 1936296195

Questioning actions taken by American intelligence agencies prior to 9/11, this investigation charges that intelligence officials repeatedly and deliberately withheld information from the FBI, thereby allowing hijackers to attack the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Pinpointing individuals associated with Alec Station, the CIA’s Osama bin Laden unit, as primarily responsible for many of the intelligence failures, this account analyzes the circumstances in which critical intelligence information was kept from FBI investigators in the wider context of the CIA’s operations against al-Qaeda, concluding that the information was intentionally omitted in order to allow an al-Qaeda attack to go forward against the United States. The book also looks at the findings of the four main 9/11 investigations, claiming they omitted key facts and were blind to the purposefulness of the wrongdoing they investigated. Additionally, it asserts that Alec Station’s chief was involved in key post-9/11 events and further intelligence failures, including the failure to capture Osama bin Laden at Tora Bora and the CIA's rendition and torture program.


The Winter of Our Disconnect


Title : The Winter of Our Disconnect
Author : Susan Maushart
Publisher: Penguin
Total pages: 288 pages
ISBN: 1101486120

The wise and hilarious story of a family who discovered that having fewer tools to communicate with led them to actually communicate more. When Susan Maushart first announced her intention to pull the plug on her family's entire armory of electronic weaponry for six months-from the itsy-bitsiest iPod Shuffle to her son's seriously souped-up gaming PC-her three kids didn't blink an eye. Says Maushart: "Looking back, I can understand why. They didn't hear me." For any parent who's ever IM-ed their child to the dinner table, this account of one family's self-imposed exile from the Information Age will leave you LOLing with recognition. But it will also make you think. The Winter of Our Disconnect challenges readers to examine the toll that technology is taking on their own family connections, and to create a media ecology that instead encourages kids-and parents-to thrive. Indeed, as a self-confessed single mom who "slept with her iPhone," Maushart knew her family's exile from Cyburbia wasn't going to be any easier for her than for her three teenagers, ages fourteen, fifteen, and eighteen. Yet they all soon discovered that the rewards of becoming "unplugged" were more rich and varied than any cyber reality could ever be.


Disconnected America


Title : Disconnected America
Author : Ed Shane
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
Total pages: 205 pages
ISBN: 9780765605276

The more that media and advertising bombard consumers with messages, the more consumers find ways to filter out everything except for what interests them as individuals. What are the consequences -- for individuals and society -- of this trend? Media consultant Ed Shane convincingly demonstrates that we are moving from a society in which the mass media created a sense of connection among individuals to one in which the media now foster a "self-editing" consumer who filters out collective experience and universal knowledge, the organizational benchmarks of culture. As a result, he foresees an uncivil society composed of inwardly focused citizens with little or no ability to learn from historical experience.


Disconnected Kids


Title : Disconnected Kids
Author : Robert Melillo
Publisher: Penguin
Total pages: 336 pages
ISBN: 0698179056

The proven, drug-free program to treat the cause-not just the symptoms-of autism spectrum disorders and related conditions. Each year, an estimated 1.5 million children-one out of every six-are diagnosed with autism, Asperger's syndrome, ADHD, dyslexia, and obsessive compulsive disorder. Dr. Robert Melillo brings a fundamentally new understanding to the cause of these conditions with his revolutionary Brain Balance Program(tm). It has achieved real, fully documented results that have dramatically improved the quality of life for children and their families in every aspect: behavioral, emotional, academic, and social. Disconnected Kids shows parents how to use this drug-free approach at home, including: Fully customizable exercises that target physical, sensory, and academic performance A behavior modification plan Advice for identifying food sensitivities that play a hidden role A follow-up program that helps to ensure lasting results


The Disconnected Kids Nutrition Plan


Title : The Disconnected Kids Nutrition Plan
Author : Robert Melillo
Publisher: Penguin
Total pages: 272 pages
ISBN: 0698170792

A scientifically developed program for feeding kids with special needs--based on the popular Brain Balance Program Dr. Robert Melillo’s Brain Balance program has helped thousands of families across the country, offering a drug-free, scientifically based method for addressing a wide range of conditions, including autism spectrum disorders and ADHD. In this new book, he presents the nutritional side of the Brain Balance Program, featuring guidelines, tips, and kid-friendly recipes based on the latest scientific research on how food affects the brain. Designed to help busy parents feed picky kids in a beneficial way, the book will show readers how to: • Recognize the difference between a fussy eater and a problem eater. • Ease the sensory issues that make for mealtime mayhem. • Identify food sensitivities using a simple elimination diet. • Choose supplements that will help ensure adequate daily amounts of the specific vitamins and minerals important to brain health. • Prepare delicious, healthy meals that will pass the taste test of even the most finicky eaters. • Understand how the brain plays a primary role in many dietary and nutritional issue including food sensitivities. From the Trade Paperback edition.


Disconnected


Title : Disconnected
Author : Chap Clark,Dee Clark
Publisher: Baker Books
Total pages: 208 pages
ISBN: 9781441200129

Parents worry they don't have the understanding or training to be able to care for their kids in a world that is increasingly superficial, politicized, and performance driven. Disconnected makes the concepts and strategies described in the bestselling Hurt: Inside the World of Today's Teenagers accessible to parents. After the overwhelming response to Hurt, authors Chap and Dee Clark here equip parents with an up-to-date, realistic parenting book that doesn't ignore the harsh realities of adolescent life. It builds a foundation for parents by describing exactly how things have changed, takes them through the various developmental stages their children go through, and gives them workable paradigms for parenting.


Perspectives on youth - vol 2 - Connections and disconnections


Title : Perspectives on youth - vol 2 - Connections and disconnections
Author : N.A
Publisher: Council of Europe
Total pages: 174 pages
ISBN:

The theme of this issue of Perspectives on youth is “Connections and disconnections”. Our authors have contributed articles on migration, employment mobility, new familial relations, the Internet and new media, young people’s social and political engagement, their connections with their own countries, with Europe or the wider world, and intercultural contacts in general, and others besides. They address the potential benefts but also the tensions and contradictions that are inherent in contemporary social, cultural, economic and technological changes. Such changes are creating opportunities for young people to connect in new and positive ways with other young people, with their families and communities and with social institutions, in ways that increasingly “cross borders” of various kinds. But it is also clear that these changes do not always take place in a smooth or mutually complementary way: expanded opportunities are not necessarily enhanced opportunities; increased participation in education has not translated into more and better employment prospects; societies and communities are increasingly diverse and yet some perceive this as a threat rather than an opportunity. A related question arises as to whether the policies that are designed both to shape and respond to young people’s circumstances and the resulting practices are themselves appropriately connected or disconnected with each other. Perspectives on youth is published by the partnership of the European Union and the Council of Europe in the feld of youth with the support of fve countries: Belgium, Finland, France, Germany and the United Kingdom. Its purpose is to bring national youth policies closer together and to keep the dialogue on key problems of child and youth policy on a solid foundation in terms of content, expertise and politics. The series aims to act as a forum for information, discussion, refection and dialogue on European developments in the feld of youth policy, youth research and youth work and to contribute to the development and promotion of a youth policy and of a youth work practice that is based on knowledge and participatory principles. It is also intended to be a forum for peer-learning between member states of the European Union and the Council of Europe.


Big Disconnect


Title : Big Disconnect
Author : Giles Slade
Publisher: Prometheus Books
Total pages: 306 pages
ISBN: 161614596X

Smart phones and social media sites may be contemporary fixations, but using technology to replace face-to-face interactions is not a new cultural phenomenon. Throughout our history, intimacy with machines has often supplanted mutual human connection. This book reveals how consumer technologies changed from analgesic devices that soothed the loneliness of a newly urban generation to prosthetic interfaces that act as substitutes for companionship in modern America. The history of this transformation helps explain why we use technology to mediate our connections with other human beings instead of seeking out face-to-face contact. Do electronic interfaces receive most of our attention to the detriment of real interpersonal communication? Why do sixty million Americans report that isolation and loneliness are major sources of unhappiness? The author provides many insights into our increasingly artificial relationships and a vision for how we can rediscover genuine community and human empathy. From the Trade Paperback edition.