The essays in Transitions, Environments, Translations explore the varied meanings of feminism in different political, cultural, and historical contexts. They respond to the claim that feminism is Western in origin and universalist in theory, and to the assumption that feminist goals are self-evident and the same in all contexts. Rather than assume that there is a blueprint by which to measure the strength or success of feminism in different parts of the world, these essays consider feminism to be a site of local, national and international conflict. They ask: What is at stake in various political efforts by women in different parts of the world? What meanings have women given to their efforts? What has been their relationship to feminism--as a concept and as an international movement? What happens when feminist ideas are translated from one language, one political context, to another?
The philanthropic landscape is changing dramatically as a new generation of wealthy donors seeks to leave its mark on the public sphere. Peter Frumkin reveals in Strategic Giving why these donors could benefit from having a comprehensive plan to guide their giving. And with this thoughtful and timely book, he provides the much-needed framework to understand and develop this kind of philanthropic strategy. After listening for years to scores of individual and institutional funders discuss the challenges of giving wisely, Frumkin argues here that contemporary philanthropy requires a thorough rethinking of its underlying logic. Philanthropy should be seen, he contends, as both a powerful way to...
Every Christmas is an opportunity to rediscover the true meaning of the season, and the miracles that are the greatest gifts . . . Twelve-year-old Katie Williams has already received an extraordinary holiday gift this year, passed down from her great-grandmother. Katie has been blessed with second sight. So far her visions have helped her avert tragedy, and brought her beloved long-lost Uncle Charlie back to the family--but can they help keep him there? Charlie has a lot to be thankful for this Christmas. He's back in his hometown and ready for a fresh start. A job as the local mall Santa Claus seems like a good way to begin--until his misguided past comes back to haunt him, dashing his hopes for the future. Can Katie help keep her uncle's dreams alive? Christmas Eve will tell, as the love and faith of friends and family--along with a dash of frankincense and myrrh--ignite a powerful magic within every heart. . .a magic that may bring one man the greatest gift of all.
Infinitive im R̥gveda: Formen, Funktion, Diachronie
Being an in-depth study of the syntax and semantics of infinitives in Early Vedic, this book gives a comprehensive account of the various types of infinitive use attested. Furthermore, heuristics are given for identifying infinitives in ancient languages. - Durch eine sorgfältige Untersuchung ihrer syntaktischen und semantischen Eigenschaften eröffnet dieses Buch einen neuen Blick auf die Kategorie Infinitiv im frühen Vedisch. Darüber hinaus zeigt sie neue Wege zur Identifizierung und Analyse syntaktischer Kategorien in Altsprachen auf.
Not long ago, the world was awash with venture capital in search of the next Yahoo! or Amazon.com. No product, no experience, no technology, no business plan -- no problem. You could still get $40 million from investors to start up your dot-com. And you could get people to work around the clock for stock options and the promise of millions. Then, around April 2000, it all came crashing down. Smart investors, esteemed analysts, and the business press found themselves asking: Who knew people wouldn't rush out to trade in their U.S. dollars for a virtual currency called Flooz? Who knew people wouldn't blow all their Flooz on a used car from the guys at iMotors.com? And who needed a used car fro...