An ethnography of the development and travel of the New Zealand model of neoliberal welfare reform, this study explores the social life of policy, which is one of process, motion, and change. Different actors, including not only policy elites but also providers and recipients, engage with it in light of their own resources and knowledge. Drawing on two analytic frameworks of the contemporary anthropology of policy-translation and assemblage-Kingfisher situates policy as an artifact and architect of cultural meaning, as well as a site of power struggles. All points of engagement with policy are approached as sites of policy production that serve to transform it as well as reproduce it. As such, A Policy Travelogue provides an antidote to theorizations of policy as a-cultural, rational, and straightforwardly technical. Catherine Kingfisher is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Lethbridge. She is editor of Western Welfare in Decline: Globalization and Women's Poverty (2002) and author of Women in the American Welfare Trap (1996). Her research focuses on policy, governance, personhood, gender, and, most recently, happiness and well-being.
This collection of literature attempts to compile many of the classic, timeless works that have stood the test of time and offer them at a reduced, affordable price, in an attractive volume so that everyone can enjoy them.
In her new book, Travel Origami, author Cindy Ng shows you how to take the paper souvenirs you collect on your travels and turn them into beautiful and useful folded origami objects that serve as visible mementoes! Use those postcards, street maps, tickets and souvenirs and convert them into artful memories that can last a lifetime.
Wisdom Workbook is a unique tool for learning and improving on the understanding of basic principles in the Bible. It consists of wisdom nuggets (quotations) gathered from my daily devotional books (Standing My Watch) which I've been writing since November, 2007. The nuggets (for example: Dignity bestowed on a fool is dignity belittled) are not from strings of common proverbs but godly wisdom inspired by the Holy Spirit as I searched the Scripture. Apart from being handy for general use by all and sundry, this book is particularly helpful for Seminaries, Bible and Sunday Schools students. It is definitely reader's/student's delight. For ease of reference, the quotations in the book are arranged into chapters. Each chapter represents a particular subject that is relevant to the quotations used. After going through the wisdom nuggets on the chapter being read or studied, the readers/students are presented with biblical riddles or assignments to work on. This is the workbook and the juicy section of the book that is very enticing and interesting. The book is written as a reader's/student's companion in scriptural exploration. It is my fervent desire that God's word will first be constant in your heart so that it can, at last, be instant in your mouth.
Have you ever seen the Taj Mahal or travelled to the Incan ruins of Machu Picchu? These are two of the New 7 Wonders of the World voted for by millions of people worldwide in 2007. Discover fascinating facts about each of the monuments and their countries, and maybe you will be able to visit them one day too.
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