Of the Abuse of Words

Of the Abuse of Words
Author: John Locke
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2009-08-27
Genre: Philosophy
ISBN: 9780141956572

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John Locke was one of the greatest figures of the Enlightenment, whose assertion that reason is the key to knowledge changed the face of philosophy. These writings on thought, ideas, perception, truth and language are some of the most influential in the history of Western thought. Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives - and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization and helped make us who we are.

Of the Abuse of Words

Of the Abuse of Words
Author: John Locke
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2009-08-27
Genre: Literary Collections
ISBN: 9780141043876

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John Locke was one of the greatest figures of the Enlightenment, whose assertion that reason is the key to knowledge changed the face of philosophy. These writings on thought, ideas, perception, truth and language are some of the most influential in the history of Western thought. Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves � and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives � and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization and helped make us who we are.

Abuse of Language Abuse of Power

Abuse of Language  Abuse of Power
Author: Josef Pieper
Publsiher: Ignatius Press
Total Pages: 54
Release: 1992
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 089870362X

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One of the great Catholic philosophers of our day reflects on the way language has been abused so that, instead of being a means of communicating the truth and entering more deeply into it, and of the acquisition of wisdom, it is being used to control people and manipulate them to achieve practical ends. Reality becomes intelligible through words. Man speaks so that through naming things, what is real may become intelligible. This mediating character of language, however, is being increasingly corrupted. Tyranny, propaganda, mass-media destroy and distort words. They offer us apparent realities whose fictive character threatens to become opaque. Josef Pieper shows with energetic zeal, but also with ascetical restraint, the path out of this dangerous situation. We are constrained to see things again as they are and from the truth thus grasped, to live and to work.

Abuse this Word

Abuse this Word
Author: Patrick Cosgrove,Lawrence Hussar
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 128
Release: 1980-01-01
Genre: Puns and punning.
ISBN: 0380761173

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Cartoons illustrate outrageous puns and plays on the sounds of words

Broken Words

Broken Words
Author: Jonathan Dudley
Publsiher: Crown
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2011-04-05
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9780307720795

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Abortion. Homosexuality. Environmentalism. Evolution. Conservative positions on these topics are the current boundaries of mainstream Evangelical Christianity. But what if the theological arguments given by popular leaders on these “big four” were not quite as clear cut as they claim? Growing up as an evangelical Christian, Jonathan Dudley was taught that faith was defined by the total rejection of abortion, homosexuality, evolution, and environmentalism. But once he had begun studying biology and ethics, his views began to change and he soon realized that what he had been told about the Bible – and those four big issues – may have been misconstrued. Broken Words: The Abuse of Science and Faith in American Politics assesses the scientific and cultural factors leading evangelicals to certain stances on each issue, shows where they went wrong, and critically challenges the scriptural, ethical, and biological arguments issued by those leaders today. In Broken Words, Dudley applies the Bible and biology to challenge the fixed political dogmas of the religious right. Evangelicals are confronted for the first time from within their ranks on the extent to which faith has been corrupted by conservative politics, cultural prejudice and naive anti-intellectualism. A re-ordering of American Christianity is underway – and this book is an essential part of the conversation.

The Use and Abuse of Literature

The Use and Abuse of Literature
Author: Marjorie B. Garber
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2012
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9780307277121

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A Harvard English professor's intimate meditation on the pros and cons of reading in the digital age seeks to restore a traditional definition of literature, explaining how historical debates and modern interpretations reflect key cultural dynamics. Reprint.

The Use and Abuse of Biology

The Use and Abuse of Biology
Author: Marshall David Sahlins
Publsiher: University of Michigan Press
Total Pages: 120
Release: 1976
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 0472766007

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A criticism of sociobiology by one of the world's foremost anthropologists

Fighting Words

Fighting Words
Author: Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2020-08-11
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 9781984815699

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*Newbery Honor Book* *Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor* A candid and fierce middle grade novel about sisterhood and sexual abuse, by two-time Newbery Honor winner and #1 New York Times best seller Kimberly Brubaker Bradley, author of The War that Saved My Life Kirkus Prize Finalist Boston Globe Best Book of the Year Horn Book Fanfare Best Book of the Year School Library Journal Best Book of the Year Booklist Best Book of the Year Kirkus Best Book of the Year BookPage Best Book of the Year New York Public Library Best Book of the Year Chicago Public Library Best Book of the Year Golden Kite Honor Book Rise: Feminist Book Project Selection ALSC Notable Book Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC) Choices Selection Junior Library Guild Selection "Fighting Words is raw, it is real, it is necessary, a must-read for children and their adults--a total triumph in all ways." —Holly Goldberg Sloan, New York Times bestselling author of Counting by 7s Ten-year-old Della has always had her older sister, Suki: When their mom went to prison, Della had Suki. When their mom's boyfriend took them in, Della had Suki. When that same boyfriend did something so awful they had to run fast, Della had Suki. Suki is Della's own wolf--her protector. But who has been protecting Suki? Della might get told off for swearing at school, but she has always known how to keep quiet where it counts. Then Suki tries to kill herself, and Della's world turns so far upside down, it feels like it's shaking her by the ankles. Maybe she's been quiet about the wrong things. Maybe it's time to be loud. In this powerful novel that explodes the stigma around child sexual abuse and leavens an intense tale with compassion and humor, Kimberly Brubaker Bradley tells a story about two sisters, linked by love and trauma, who must find their own voices before they can find their way back to each other. "Della’s matter-of-fact narration manages to be as funny and charming as it is devastatingly sad. . . . This is a novel about trauma and the scars it leaves on bodies, minds and hearts. But more than that, it’s a book about resilience, strength and healing." —New York Times Book Review "One of the most important books ever written for kids."—Colby Sharp of Nerdy Book Club "One for the history books....One of the best of the year."—Betsy Bird for A Fuse #8 Production/SLJ "Gripping. Life-changing...I am awe-struck."—Donna Gephart, author of Lily and Dunkin "Compassionate, truthful, and beautiful."—Elana K. Arnold, author of Damsel "I am blown away. [This] may be Kimberly Brubaker Bradley's best work yet."—Barbara Dee, author of Maybe He Just Likes You "A book that lets [kids] know they have never been alone. And never will be."—Kat Yeh, author of The Truth About Twinkie Pie "Meets the criteria of great children's literature that [will] resonate with adults too."—Bitch Media * "At once heartbreaking and hopeful."—Kirkus (starred review) * "Honest [and] empowering...An important book for readers of all ages."—SLJ (starred review) * "Sensitive[,] deft, and vivid."—BCCB (starred review) * "Prepare to read furiously."—Booklist (starred review) * "An essential, powerful mirror and window for any reader."—PW (starred review) * "Enlightening, empowering and--yes--uplifting."—BookPage (starred review) * "Unforgettable."—The Horn Book (starred review)

The Use and Abuse of the English Language

The Use and Abuse of the English Language
Author: Robert Graves,Alan Hodge
Publsiher: Marlowe & Company
Total Pages: 290
Release: 1995-05
Genre: English language
ISBN: 1569248494

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The Book Thief

The Book Thief
Author: Markus Zusak
Publsiher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2007-12-18
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
ISBN: 9780307433848

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • ONE OF TIME MAGAZINE’S 100 BEST YA BOOKS OF ALL TIME The extraordinary, beloved novel about the ability of books to feed the soul even in the darkest of times. When Death has a story to tell, you listen. It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement. In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author of I Am the Messenger, has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time. “The kind of book that can be life-changing.” —The New York Times “Deserves a place on the same shelf with The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank.” —USA Today DON’T MISS BRIDGE OF CLAY, MARKUS ZUSAK’S FIRST NOVEL SINCE THE BOOK THIEF.

The Apology

The Apology
Author: V (formerly Eve Ensler)
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2019-05-14
Genre: Psychology
ISBN: 9781635574395

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From the bestselling author of The Vagina Monologues--a powerful, life-changing examination of abuse and atonement. “A triumph of artistry and empathy.” --Naomi Klein “A crucial step forward . . . This is an urgently needed book right now.” --Jane Fonda “Unflinching candor . . . immeasurable grace.” --Anita Hill “Courageous, transformative, and yes--healing.” --Anne Lamott "Unflinchingly increases our understanding of the human experience." --Michael Cunningham “[The Apology] will change how all of us think about our souls.” --Johann Hari “Shatteringly brilliant.” --The Times "The geometry of toxic masculinity is contained within these pages.” --Marc Maron Like millions of women, Eve Ensler has been waiting much of her lifetime for an apology. Sexually and physically abused by her father, Eve has struggled her whole life from this betrayal, longing for an honest reckoning from a man who is long dead. After years of work as an anti-violence activist, she decided she would wait no longer; an apology could be imagined, by her, for her, to her. The Apology, written by Eve from her father's point of view in the words she longed to hear, attempts to transform the abuse she suffered with unflinching truthfulness, compassion, and an expansive vision for the future. Through The Apology Eve has set out to provide a new way for herself and a possible road for others, so that survivors of abuse may finally envision how to be free. She grapples with questions she has sought answers to since she first realized the impact of her father's abuse on her life: How do we offer a doorway rather than a locked cell? How do we move from humiliation to revelation, from curtailing behavior to changing it, from condemning perpetrators to calling them to reckoning? What will it take for abusers to genuinely apologize? Remarkable and original, The Apology is an acutely transformational look at how, from the wounds of sexual abuse, we can begin to re-emerge and heal. It is revolutionary, asking everything of each of us: courage, honesty, and forgiveness.

Art Therapy with Young Survivors of Sexual Abuse

Art Therapy with Young Survivors of Sexual Abuse
Author: Jenny Murphy
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2003-09-02
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 9781134626618

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Dealing with the aftermath of childhood sexual abuse remains one of the major issues in child and adolescent mental health. Yet, until now, little has been written for art therapists and related professionals involved in this sensitive field. Art Therapy with Young Survivors of Sexual Abuse is a guide to practice with this group. Containing a range of illustrative case material from both individual and group therapy, the book addresses the important issues faced by professionals, including: * male therapist countertransference * the therapist's relationship with the client's family and wider networks * assessment using art therapy * the value of art therapy with groups. Art Therapy with Young Survivors of Sexual Abuse will provide not only art therapists, but other professionals working with sexually abused children and adolescents, with a stimulating discussion of the current issues in this area.

Word Abuse

Word Abuse
Author: Donna Woolfolk Cross
Publsiher: Penguin Adult HC/TR
Total Pages: 232
Release: 1979
Genre: English language
ISBN: STANFORD:36105002549561

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But Words Will Never Hurt Me

But Words Will Never Hurt Me
Author: Del Hungerford
Publsiher: CreateSpace
Total Pages: 132
Release: 2015-01-10
Genre: Self-Help
ISBN: 1503210367

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The workbook accompanies "But Words Will Never Hurt Me: A Story of Overcoming Abuse." To begin with, the workbook presents 27 forms of verbal abuse and then includes examples of each form of abuse from the book. Each chapter is then discussed and the readers are asked to come up with scenarios from their own situations that represent abuse. In order to work through an abusive situation, it's important to understand what is involved in verbal abuse. Each chapter of the book provides a series of questions for the readers in the workbook. By comparing examples from the book to personal examples, the readers are encouraged to first understand and then take back the control from the abusive partner. For those desiring to complete the workbook with others in a class format, they may do so by joining the Free From Verbal Abuse Forum (see link below). The course is divided into two semesters where the participants have specific assignments that are completed with others in the class. ..".But Words Will Never Hurt Me: Workbook" is accompanied by the book ..".But Words Will Never Hurt Me: A Story of Overcoming Abuse." The book is sold separately. For more information, visit the forum: www.freefromverbalabuse.com And visit the website: www.freefromverbalabuse.net

Wounded by Words

Wounded by Words
Author: Susan Titus Osborn,Karen L. Kosman,Jeenie Gordon
Publsiher: New Hope
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2008
Genre: Psychology
ISBN: 1596690496

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In Wounded by Words, the authors explore how emotional abusers isolate, disorient, and indoctrinate their victims and how their unkind words leave lasting scars. Sharing personal stories of people from the Bible and from contemporary life who have suffered verbal abuse, the authors offer tested, scriptural advice for breaking the cycle. Readers will learn how to recognize the signs of verbal or emotional abuse, change abusive patterns, and rediscover hope.