Where am I Wearing

Where am I Wearing
Author: Kelsey Timmerman
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2012-04-24
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9781118277553

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A journalist travels the world to trace the origins of our clothes When journalist and traveler Kelsey Timmerman wanted to know where his clothes came from and who made them, he began a journey that would take him from Honduras to Bangladesh to Cambodia to China and back again. Where Am I Wearing? intimately describes the connection between impoverished garment workers' standards of living and the all-American material lifestyle. By introducing readers to the human element of globalization—the factory workers, their names, their families, and their way of life—Where Am I Wearing bridges the gap between global producers and consumers. New content includes: a visit to a fair trade Ethiopian shoe factory that is changing lives one job at time; updates on how workers worldwide have been squeezed by rising food costs and declining orders in the wake of the global financial crisis; and the author's search for the garment worker in Honduras who inspired the first edition of the book Kelsey Timmerman speaks and universities around the country and maintains a blog at www.whereamiwearing.com. His writing has appeared in the Christian Science Monitor and Condé Nast Portfolio, and has aired on NPR. Enlightening and thought-provoking at once, Where Am I Wearing? puts a human face on globalization.

Where am I Wearing

Where am I Wearing
Author: Kelsey Timmerman
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2008-11-24
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 0470467371

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Where Am I Eating An Adventure Through the Global Food Economy

Where Am I Eating  An Adventure Through the Global Food Economy
Author: Kelsey Timmerman
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2013-04-08
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9781118639863

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Bridges the gap between global farmers and fishermen and American consumers America now imports twice as much food as it did a decade ago. What does this increased reliance on imported food mean for the people around the globe who produce our food? Kelsey Timmerman set out on a global quest to meet the farmers and fisherman who grow and catch our food, and also worked alongside them: loading lobster boats in Nicaragua, splitting cocoa beans with a machete in Ivory Coast, and hauling tomatoes in Ohio. Where Am I Eating? tells fascinating stories of the farmers and fishermen around the world who produce the food we eat, explaining what their lives are like and how our habits affect them. This book shows how what we eat affects the lives of the people who produce our food. Through compelling stories, explores the global food economy including workers rights, the global food crisis, fair trade, and immigration. Author Kelsey Timmerman has spoken at close to 100 schools around the globe about his first book, Where Am I Wearing: A Global Tour of the Countries, Factories, and People That Make Our Clothes He has been featured in the Financial Times and has discussed social issues on NPR's Talk of the Nation and Fox News Radio Where Am I Eating? does not argue for or against the globalization of food, but personalizes it by observing the hope and opportunity, and sometimes the lack thereof, which the global food economy gives to the world's poorest producers.

Where Am I Giving A Global Adventure Exploring How to Use Your Gifts and Talents to Make a Difference

Where Am I Giving  A Global Adventure Exploring How to Use Your Gifts and Talents to Make a Difference
Author: Kelsey Timmerman
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2018-08-10
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781119454410

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Your gifts connect you to a world of giving Americans are generous with their pocketbooks, but trying to make a difference and actually making a difference are two different things. Where Am I Giving? by New York Times bestselling author Kelsey Timmerman takes you on a journey to meet people who will inspire you to live a purpose-filled, generous life and make the greatest impact you can through your career, time, consumer dollars, and donations. Starting in his hometown of Muncie, Indiana, and then traveling all over the world (Myanmar, Kenya, India, Nepal, and more), Kelsey explores not only different ways of giving—as a worker, consumer, volunteer, giver, local and global citizen—but also the benefits and effectiveness of these methods. He spends time with monks, students, a refugee, a Marine, a former Hollywood executive, Peace Corps Volunteers, and seasoned aid workers to explore how they give, as well as with the people on the receiving end of their giving. Along the way he struggles to be a more informed giver as he becomes a "voluntourist,” starts his own local non-profit, and searches for a balance between rationality and passion in how he gives. This book will help you: Reveal the amazing opportunities you have to make an impact using your own gifts—and it doesn't have to be money Understand the sociology, philosophy, anthropology, and neuroscience of giving See how giving can make you more connected and happier Examine types of giving, including microlending, volunteering, donating, ethical consumption, mission trips, voluntourism, child sponsorship, etc. Dive into a nuanced view of effectiveness of international aid and its intersection with development, politics, and culture Where Am I Giving? is a fast-paced narrative combining compelling stories collected over 15 years of travel to 90+ countries, mixed with practical advice on how to make giving a part of our everyday lives.

Economix

Economix
Author: Michael Goodwin
Publsiher: Abrams
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2012-09-01
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9781613123690

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New York Times–Bestseller: An “engrossing” history of economics, from an author with “excellent storytelling skills” and an Eisner Award-winning artist (Boing Boing). Stimulus plans: good or bad? Free markets: How free are they? Jobs: Can we afford them? Capitalism, socialism, and communism: What’s the difference? Corporations: Are they people? For those who want to better understand what Wall Street and Washington know (or say they know), this graphic history, with clear, witty writing and quirky, entertaining art, transforms “the dismal science” of economics into a fun, fact-filled story about human nature and our attempts to make the most of what we’ve got. “Quite accessible . . . Goodwin brilliantly contextualizes economic theories with historical narrative, while Burr’s simple but elegant illustration employs classical techniques like caricaturing politicians and symbolizing big businesses (as a gleeful factory) to help the reader visualize difficult concepts.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review) “You could read ten books on the subject and not glean as much education.” —David Bach, #1 New York Times–bestselling author of The Automatic Millionaire “I just cannot stress enough how amazing this book is!”—Wired

Animals

Animals
Author: Don Lepan
Publsiher: Catapult
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2010-05-12
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781593763657

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A riveting dystopian novel that examines how humans mistreat animals, and each other: “A powerful piece of writing, and a disturbing call to conscience” (J.M. Coetzee). It is more than 100 years in the future and the horrors of factory farming, combined with the widespread abuse of antibiotics, have led to mass extinctions. The majority of all mammals, birds, and fish that humans have eaten for millennia no longer exist. Those not fully capable are deemed undeserving of an equal share of scarce medical resources and are ultimately classified as less than human. As paranoia about our food supplies spreads, a forceful new logic takes hold; in the blink of a millennial eye the disenfranchised have become our food. Don LePan’s “well-plotted” and “formally audacious” novel shows us a world at once eerily foreign and disturbingly familiar (Booklist). It follows the dramatic events that unfold within a family after they take in an abandoned mongrel boy. In the sharp-edged poignancy of the ethical questions it poses, in the striking narrative techniques it employs, and above all, in the remarkable power of the story it tells, Animals proves itself a transformative work of fiction.

Economics for Social Workers

Economics for Social Workers
Author: Michael Lewis,Karl Widerquist
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2002-03-27
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 0231505558

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This primer for social work students introduces the general definitions and concepts of economics and uses case studies in social work to develop applied knowledge. The case studies include stories of job training, substance abuse centers, counseling, therapy, child protective services, and services for the poor. The concluding chapters are devoted to topics directly related to social work: economics of poverty, health economics, household economics, the economics of labor, and government failure.

Little Boys Come from the Stars

Little Boys Come from the Stars
Author: Emmanuel Dongala
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2007-05-15
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780374708054

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The peculiar and moving story of a Congolese boy's coming-of-age amid the political strife of postcolonial Congo "It is even said-but I admit that it's difficult to believe, even though I got this from my uncle-that when Papa was born, you couldn't follow the World Cup or the Olympics live and that Coca-Cola had yet to spread the selling of soft drinks to our village. Michael Jackson had yet to become famous . . . If all this was really true, I wonder how men managed to fill up the twenty-four hours of the day, three hundred sixty-five days a year." His nickname is Matapari, which means "trouble." He is an African child of the '90s-brilliant, mischievous, postcolonial, postmodern-caught in the crossfire of a chaotically liberated African country. Matapari grows up in a world of talking drums, the Internet, and satellite TV, a world of dictators who remake themselves as democrats overnight. His uncle is a stooge for the dictator; his father is a scholarly recluse obsessed with proving that blacks played key roles in Western history. Matapari is a young man in the middle-but the shrewdness and wit with which he tells his often riotously funny story set him apart from his relatives and countrymen. Emmanuel Dongala uses the ingenious viewpoint of a child to show up the telltale world of adults-and to show how one preserves one's independence in a corrupt and violent society.

Made in Madagascar

Made in Madagascar
Author: Andrew Walsh
Publsiher: University of Toronto Press
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2012-10-04
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781442694750

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Since the 1990s, the Ankarana region of northern Madagascar has developed a reputation among globe-trotting gemstone traders and tourists as a source of some of the world's most precious natural wonders. Although some might see Ankarana's sapphire and ecotourist trades as being at odds with each other, many local people understand these trades to be fundamentally connected, most obviously in how both serve foreign demand for what Madagascar has to offer the world. Walsh explores the tensions and speculations that have come with the parallel emergence of these two trades with sensitivity and a critical eye, allowing for insights into globalization, inequality, and the appeal of the "natural." For more information, and to read a hyperlinked version of the first chapter online, visit www.madeinmadagascar.org.

Out of My Mind

Out of My Mind
Author: Sharon M. Draper
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 295
Release: 2012-05
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN: 9781416971719

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Considered by many to be mentally retarded, a brilliant, impatient fifth-grader with cerebral palsy discovers a technological device that will allow her to speak for the first time.

The Book of Lost Things

The Book of Lost Things
Author: John Connolly
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 339
Release: 2006-11-07
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780743298858

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Taking refuge in fairy tales after the loss of his mother, twelve-year-old David finds himself violently propelled into an imaginary land in which the boundaries of fantasy and reality are disturbingly melded. By the author of The Black Angel. 75,000 first printing.

Because of Mister Terupt

Because of Mister Terupt
Author: Rob Buyea
Publsiher: Yearling Books
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2011
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 9780375858246

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Seven fifth-graders at Snow Hill School in Connecticut relate how their lives are changed for the better by "rookie teacher" Mr. Terupt.

Look Both Ways

Look Both Ways
Author: Jason Reynolds
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2020-10-27
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 9781481438292

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"A collection of ten short stories that all take place in the same day about kids walking home from school"--

Scorpions

Scorpions
Author: Walter Dean Myers
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2009-10-06
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
ISBN: 9780061975066

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The Scorpions are a gun-toting Harlem gang, and Jamal Hicks is about to become tragically involved with them in this authentic tale of the sacrifice of innocence and the struggle to steer clear of violence. This Newbery Honor Book will challenge young men to consider their own decisions as they come of age in a complex and often frustrating society. Pushed by a bully to fight and nagged by his principal, Jamal is having a difficult time staying in school. His home life is not much better, with his mother working her fingers to the bone to try to earn the money for an appeal for Jamal's jailed older brother, Randy. Jamal wants to do the right thing and help earn the money to free his brother by working, but he's afraid to go against the Scorpions. Jamal eventually pulls free of the gang's bad influence, but only through the narrowest of escapes. Walter Dean Myers, five-time winner of the Coretta Scott King Award, sensitively explores the loyalty and love between friends faced with hard choices. Scorpions is 25 years old, but the issues of poverty and violence make it a timeless powerful read—sadly as relevant as ever.

Gender and Development

Gender and Development
Author: Janet Henshall Momsen
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2004-01
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9780415266901

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Extrait de la couverture : "Since the classic'Women and development in the Third World' was published over a decade ago, a new awareness of the importance of gender roles in development has grown. Globalization, international migration, refugees and conditions of war have brought these issues of gender and development to the public attention. At the same time, gender perspectives have become central to the many United Nations meetings on development, including the Beiing Women's Conference. [This book] focuses on these new challenges and the efforts to overcome them though the empowerment of women and men. [...] This accessible textbook provides an introduction to the topic that is based on the author's wide field experience. Topical and up-to-date information and analysis are used throughout. It contains a wealth of student-friendly features, including boxed case studies drawn from around the world [...]. "