In an era of irregular labor, nagging recession, nuclear contamination, and a shrinking population, Japan is facing precarious times. How the Japanese experience insecurity in their daily and social lives is the subject of Precarious Japan. Tacking between the structural conditions of socioeconomic life and the ways people are making do, or not, Anne Allison chronicles the loss of home affecting many Japanese, not only in the literal sense but also in the figurative sense of not belonging. Until the collapse of Japan´s economic bubble in 1991, lifelong employment and a secure income were within reach of most Japanese men, enabling them to maintain their families in a comfortable middle-class lifestyle. Now, as fewer and fewer people are able to find full-time work, hope turns to hopelessness and security gives way to a pervasive unease. Yet some Japanese are getting by, partly by reconceiving notions of home, family, and togetherness. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Colleen Patrick. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/019832/bk_acx0_019832_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Precarious in Cinemas of the Americas:Global Cinema. 1st ed. 2018
From USA Today and Amazon Top 15 best-selling author Bella Jewel. In darkness we find danger. In danger I find Beau. Ash is a prison guard. She´s tough, she´s strong, and she never backs away from a fight. She takes her job seriously, she takes her training seriously, and everything in her life goes as planned...until the day he is brought into the prison. She´ll never forget meeting Beau ´´Krypt´´ Dawson for the first time. He´s a member of the Jokers´ Wrath Motorcycle Club, and it is said he killed an innocent family in the middle of a cafe, in cold blood. Deranged. Crazy. Psychotic. All those words describe the infamous Krypt, but Ash suspects there´s far more to the quiet man than meets the eye. Secrets are being hidden by the club; information is being kept under wraps. Krypt is silent for a reason. . Ash is desperate to know that reason. Continually fighting, Krypt is transferred to a high-security prison. Ash is in charge. She´s always prepared, always alert. Not even her skills will stop the club from ambushing them and taking back Krypt. But Ash ends up right in the middle of it. They take her, too. Now she´s stuck with a motorcycle club that´s determined not to let her go. She´s much too of a risk. Until the situation can be sorted, they send her and Krypt into the mountains together...alone. The dark, sexy, handsome biker will crawl into her soul and embed himself there, changing her life forever. An epic, dangerous love will be built on the foundations of darkness. This audiobook contains adult themes. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stella Bloom, Charles Lawrence. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/023461/bk_adbl_023461_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Precarious in the Cinemas of the Americas:Global Cinema
A Kirkus Reviews best nonfiction book of 2016. A remarkable true story of adventure, betrayal, and survival set in one of the world´s most inhospitable places. In 1906, from atop a snow-swept hill in the ice fields northwest of Greenland, hundreds of miles from another human being, Commander Robert E. Peary spotted a line of mysterious peaks looming in the distance. He called this unexplored realm ´´Crocker Land´´. Scientists and explorers agreed that the world-famous explorer had discovered a new continent rising from the frozen Arctic Ocean. Several years later, two of Peary´s disciples, George Borup and Donald MacMillan, assembled a team of amateur adventurers to investigate Crocker Land. Before them lay a chance at the kind of lasting fame enjoyed by Magellan, Columbus, and Captain Cook. While filling in the last blank space on the globe, they might find new species of plants or animals, or even men; in the era of Jules Verne and HG Wells, anything seemed possible. Renowned scientific institutions, and even former president Theodore Roosevelt, rushed to endorse the expedition. What followed was a sequence of events that none of the explorers could have imagined. Trapped in a true-life adventure story, the men endured howling blizzards, unearthly cold, food shortages, isolation, a fatal boating accident, a drunken sea captain, disease, dissension, and a horrific crime. But the team pushed on through every obstacle, driven forward by the mystery of Crocker Land and faint hopes that they someday would make it home. Populated with a cast of memorable characters, and based on years of research in previously untapped sources, A Wretched and Precarious Situation is a harrowing Arctic narrative unlike any other. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joel Richards. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/030277/bk_adbl_030277_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Darjeeling´s tea bushes run across a mythical landscape steeped with the religious, the sacred, and the picturesque. Planted at high elevation in the heart of the Eastern Himalayas, in an area of Northern India bound by Nepal to the west, Bhutan to the east, and Sikkim to the north, the linear rows of brilliant green, waist-high shrubs that coat the steep slopes and valleys around this Victorian ´´hill town´´ produce only a fraction of the world´s tea and less than 1 percent of India´s total. Yet the tea from that limited crop, with its characteristic bright, amber-colored brew and muscatel flavors - delicate and flowery, hinting of apricots and peaches - is generally considered the best in the world. This is the story of how Darjeeling tea began, was key to the largest tea industry on the globe under imperial British rule, and came to produce the highest-quality tea leaves anywhere in the world. It is a story rich in history, intrigue, and empire, full of adventurers and unlikely successes in culture, mythology and religions, ecology and terroir, all set with a backdrop of the looming Himalayas and drenching monsoons. The story is ripe with the imprint of the raj as well as the contemporary clout of ´´voodoo farmers´´ getting world-record prices for their fine teas - and all of it beginning with one of the most audacious acts of corporate smuggling in history. But it is also the story of how the industry spiraled into decline by the end of the 20th century and how this edenic spot in the high Himalayas seethes with union unrest and a violent independence struggle. It is also a front-line fight against the devastating effects of climate change and decades of harming farming practices, a fight that is being fought in some tea gardens - and, astonishingly, won - using radical methods. Jeff Koehler has written a fascinating chronicle of India and its most sought-after tea. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying referenc... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Fajer Al-Kaisi. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/022220/bk_adbl_022220_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Precarious: Carolee Schneemann, Melissa Ragona, Hubert Klocker
Katherine Mansfield (1888-1923) was a prominent modernist writer of short fiction and a close associate of D. H. Lawrence and Virginia Woolf. Set in 1915 in France, ´An Indiscreet Journey´ is a tale of travelling behind the lines in war-torn Europe, where soldiers and civilians are living a strange, precarious existence. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cathy Dobson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/redd/001611/bk_redd_001611_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It´s now two years since the zombie apocalypse changed the world. Survival is precarious for Zach Gunderson and his friends. They are encountering zombies who are evolving into something more than mindless automatons, and the group dynamic is threatened by the revelation of a murderer in their midst. They handle each situation in their own special manner, but a seemingly innocent encounter with a group of Marines leads to disastrous consequences. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Graham Halstead. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/004787/bk_tant_004787_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Problems facing the transition from discharge from outpatient and residential treatment to home life or another program are prolific. This article reviews the most pronounced problems patients and their caregivers encounter along the precarious path of recovery in the natural environment. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Killavey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/021704/bk_acx0_021704_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.