John Gray - Author

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John Gray Ph.D. is recognised internationally as a leading authority on communication and relationships. He is a psychologist, writer, lecturer and bestselling author who has been conducting seminars in major cities for over twenty years. Gray lives in northern California with his wife Bonnie.

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Al-qaeda And What It Means To Be Modern

Al-qaeda And What It Means To Be Modern

Author: John Gray Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/07/2018

Social Interaction and English Language Teacher Identity

Social Interaction and English Language Teacher Identity

Author: John Gray, Tom Morton Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/05/2018

Analyses how different English language teacher identities and power relationships are oriented to and made relevant in social interactionSocial interaction and English language teacher identity uses fine-grained analyses of interaction in a range of teacher education and professional practice settings in ELT to explore the different identities and power relationships which teachers orient to. It traces the role of identity and interaction in the processes of acquiring new teaching skills and knowledge, reflecting on professional practice and constructing teaching selves, and explores the limits and constraints on these processes imposed by global forces such as the marketization of education. The book is written for teachers, teacher educators, postgraduate students and researchers interested in the relationships between social interaction, identity and professional practice in ELT. Key features Includes a full survey of different approaches to the study of language teacher learning and identityProvides an introduction to a range of frameworks for analyzing talk and identity in teacher education and professional practice contexts Analyses spoken data from activities such as guided lesson-planning, post-teaching reflection, discussions of teaching materials Each chapter ends with practice tasks, discussion points, and references for further reading Suitable for use in conjunction with any postgraduate-level course on language in interaction, as it surveys and critically discusses various approaches and includes many practical examples

Seven Types of Atheism

Seven Types of Atheism

Author: John Gray Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/04/2018

SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'A highly readable, fascinating book that jerks the debate on religion versus atheism right out of its crusted rut into the light of serious intellectual scrutiny' Observer A meditation on the importance of atheism in the modern world - and its inadequacies and contradictions - by one of Britain's leading philosophers 'When you explore older atheisms, you will find some of your firmest convictions - secular or religious - are highly questionable. If this prospect disturbs you, what you are looking for may be freedom from thought.' For a generation now, public debate has been corroded by a narrow derision of religion in the name of an often very vaguely understood 'science'. John Gray's stimulating and extremely enjoyable new book describes the rich, complex world of the atheist tradition, a tradition which he sees as in many ways as rich as that of religion itself, as well as being deeply intertwined with what is so often crudely viewed as its 'opposite'. The result is a book that sheds an extraordinary and varied light on what it is to be human and on the thinkers who have, at different times and places, battled to understand this issue.

Domestic Mandala Architecture of Lifeworlds in Nepal

Domestic Mandala Architecture of Lifeworlds in Nepal

Author: John Gray Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/12/2017

A rich and fascinating ethnography of domestic architecture and activities among the high caste Chhetris of Kholagaun in Nepal, this book focuses on the spatial organization, everyday activities and ritual performances that generate and display Chhetri houses as 'mandalas', sacred diagrams that are both maps of the cosmos and machines for revelation. Describing the orientation and layout of the Chhetri house and surrounding compound; it shows how the orientation and distribution of everyday social activities with the domestic mandala shape people's experience of the enigmas of their lifeworld as householders; and analyses the double significance of rituals that take place in the domestic mandala. By treating the Nepali house as more than just the background of people's everyday life, the author reveals the Chhetri everyday lifeworld as a revelation of Hindu tantric cosmology, its enigmatic illusion, and the path to liberation from it. The themes addressed in the book make a unique contribution to the fields of anthropology, architecture and human geography.

I Am Number 8

I Am Number 8

Author: John Gray Format: eBook Release Date: 18/04/2017

If God can take David--the invisible eighth son of a forgotten family--and turn him into a king, just imagine what magnificent plans He has for redeeming your life.David was born a number 8--a hidden gem, often overlooked and undervalued by everyone except for God. For David, being a number 8 seemed like a curse until the day God transformed him from the unknown eighth son of Jesse into the much-honored king of Israel. When God sends out an invitation to greatness, His directions don't always make sense to us. You may feel like the most invisible, broken number 8 out there, but God sees your hidden value and is growing you for better things. David didn't know it, but his time as a simple shepherd with a dull future did not go unnoticed by God. In David's darkest moments, he was cultivating the kind of gifts, wisdom, and leadership he would need to become a king. Even when you're an underdog in the eyes of the world, God is working behind the scenes to develop you into a king or queen.

Beyond the New Right Markets, Government and the Common Environment

Beyond the New Right Markets, Government and the Common Environment

Author: John Gray Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/12/2016

John Gray is now established as one of the UK's leading political thinkers. For over a decade he has been asssociated with the ideas and think-tanks of the New Right. In this book he presents both a criticism of the ideological excesses of New Right ideology and a radical critique of the New Right itself, developed from the standpoint of traditional conservatism. All the major thinkers and themes of the New Right are examined, together with many major issues of current public policy - such as the growth of the underclass, the future of the welfare state and the role of government in education and culture. The author also argues that there are deep affinities between conservative ideology and Green thought. He advances radical proposals for the preservation and renewal of common life for an age in which the ideals of modernism, including continuous economic growth, are decreasingly viable. He expresses his conviction that conservative philosophy will find its future in dissociating itelf from the neo-liberalism that has lately dominated policy, and returning to the task of redefining traditional values.

Gray's Anatomy Selected Writings

Gray's Anatomy Selected Writings

Author: John Gray Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/11/2016

'The most prescient of British public intellectuals' Pankaj Mishra, Financial Times Updated with a new foreword and two new chapters of John Gray's writing. Why is progress a pernicious myth? Why do beliefs that humanity can be improved end in farce or horror? Is atheism a hangover from Christian faith? John Gray, one of the most iconoclastic thinkers of our time, smashes through civilization's long cherished beliefs, overturning our view of the world and our place in it.

Conscious Men

Conscious Men

Author: John Gray Format: eBook Release Date: 24/06/2016

Conscious Men guides a man to look within and discover his purpose and mission; to be in touch with his feelings but not ruled by his feelings; to live a life that is in pursuit of his path, while honoring the commitments he made during that pursuit. This book is a practical roadmap to support every man to discover and live his unique calling. Conscious Men explores 12 qualities of the New Masculinity. Each chapter offers a vivid portrait of each quality, with insights about how it is influenced by biochemistry. It presents a road map for the challenges men face today in living their fullest potential, as well as dozens of suggested practices for how to develop each quality. The book also has a "e;To Women"e; section for each chapter: offering women insight about how to recognize a good and trustworthy man, as well as how to support a man to bring the best out of himself.

Beyond Mars and Venus Relationship Skills for Today's Complex World

Beyond Mars and Venus Relationship Skills for Today's Complex World

Author: John Gray, Warren Farrell, Marc Gafni Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/06/2016

The author of the most well-known and trusted relationship book of all time returns with an updated guide for today's generation. Two decades ago, Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus revolutionized the way we thought about love and partnership. John Gray's work has helped countless readers improve and even save their relationships. But as society evolves, relationships do, too. It's time to move beyond Mars and Venus, toward a new relationship model for modern couples. Today, men and women are no longer trapped by rigid societal roles. Now more than ever, we have the freedom to be our authentic selves. Women can access their masculine side, and men can embrace their feminine side. This new freedom is a good thing, but it also brings new challenges. Men and women still need the right tools and skills to help build stronger relation- ships. While previous generations sought role mate relationships, based on the more rigid gender roles of the time, today's couples need a new kind of relationship: a soul mate relationship. These more emotionally satisfying relationships require a deeper understanding of our partners' individual needs. In Beyond Mars and Venus, Gray teaches you how to strengthen your bond and grow in love together, so you and your loved one can meet each other's needs in the best way possible, bringing you lasting happiness and a fulfilling partnership.

The Soul of the Marionette A Short Enquiry into Human Freedom

The Soul of the Marionette A Short Enquiry into Human Freedom

Author: John Gray Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/04/2016

TLS BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2016 'Gray must be one of the best read of contemporary philosophers, trawling insouciantly through high-, middle- and low-brow literature with the sharp-eyed eclecticism of a magpie of genius' John Banville, Guardian 'Like Isaiah Berlin with a thing for sci-fi' Tibor Fischer, Spectator Everyone thinks they want to be free - or do they? John Gray's thought-stirring new book on freedom draws together insights from Gnosticism, science fiction, ancient sacrifice and the occult to show that freedom is an illusion and that, like fairground puppets, humans dream of escaping the burden of choice altogether.

Work with Me How Gender Intelligence Can Help You Succeed at Work and in Life

Work with Me How Gender Intelligence Can Help You Succeed at Work and in Life

Author: John Gray, Barbara Annis Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/02/2016

Despite the strenuous efforts to give women equal status in the workplace over the last few decades, tension between the sexes in the workplace remains as rampant as ever: during exit interviews many women, often leaving to start their own businesses, cite feeling undervalued or unappreciated at the office. Despite countless company initiatives, equality protocols, and gender seminars we have made little significant advancement. So why can't the sexes work together? In this fresh exploration of the relationships between men and women in the office, world-renowned expert on gender issues in the workplace, Barbara Annis, and John Gray, author of the number one relationship book of all time, Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus, team up to reveal the eight gender blindspots that create friction between the sexes at work. Annis and Gray use stories, science and research (including over 100,000 in-depth interviews of male and female executives in over 60 Fortune 500 companies) to expose the blindspots that cause misunderstandings, miscommunications, mistrust, resentment and frustrations.

Hayek on Liberty

Hayek on Liberty

Author: John Gray Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/02/2016

Not available since the 1980s, this up-dated edition by the leading political philosopher, John Gray, outlines his new position on Hayek. In a substantial new chapter, Gray assesses how far the historical development of the last ten years can be deployed in a critique of Hayek's thought. His reassessment is not only a provoking study of a classical philosopher. It is also a timely contribution to the debate over the future of conservatism, as Gray argues that Hayekian liberalism - 'the most well-articulated political theory of the new right' - is flawed.

J.S. Mill's On Liberty in Focus

J.S. Mill's On Liberty in Focus

Author: John Gray Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/12/2015

This volume brings together J.S. Mills On Liberty and a selection of important essays by such eminent scholars as Isaiah Berlin, Alan Ryan, John Rees, C.L. Ten and Richard Wollheim. As well as providing authoritative commentary upon On Liberty, the essays reflect a broader debate about the philosophical foundations of Mill's liberalism, particularly the question of the connection betweenMill's professed utilitarianism and his commitment to individual liberty. Introduced and edited by John Gray and G.W. Smith, the book will be of interest to students of Mill, to ethical and political philosophers and to anyone interested in the contemporary status of liberalism.

Enlightenment's Wake Politics and Culture at the Close of the Modern Age

Enlightenment's Wake Politics and Culture at the Close of the Modern Age

Author: John Gray Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/09/2015

John Gray is the bestselling author of such books as Straw Dogs and Al Qaeda and What it Means to be Modern which brought a mainstream readership to a man who was already one of the UK's most well respected thinkers and political theorists. Gray wrote Enlightenment's Wake in 1995 - six years after the fall of the Berlin Wall and six years before the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. Turning his back on neoliberalism at exactly the moment that its advocates were in their pomp, trumpeting 'the end of history' and the supposedly unstoppable spread of liberal values across the globe, Gray's was a lone voice of scepticism. The thinking he criticised here would lead ultimately to the invasion of Iraq. Today, its folly might seem obvious to all, but as this edition of Enlightenment's Wake shows, John Gray has been trying to warn us for some fifteen years - the rest of us are only now catching up with him.

Heresies

Heresies

Author: John Gray Format: eBook Release Date: 02/07/2015

By the author of the best-selling Straw Dogs, this book is a characteristically trenchant and unflinchingly clear-sighted collection of reflections on our contemporary lot. Whether writing about the future of our species on this planet, the folly of our faith in technological progress, or the self-deceptions of the liberal establishment, John Gray dares to be heretical like few other thinkers today.

Straw Dogs

Straw Dogs

Author: John Gray Format: eBook Release Date: 02/07/2015

Straw Dogs is a radical work of philosophy that sets out to challenge our most cherished assumptions about what it means to be human. From Plato to Christianity, from the Enlightenment to Nietzsche and Marx, the Western tradition has been based on arrogant and erroneous beliefs about human beings and their place in the world. Philosophies such as liberalism and Marxism enthrone humankind as a species whose destiny is to transcend natural limits and conquer the Earth. Even in the present day, despite Darwin's discoveries, nearly all schools of thought take as their starting point the belief that humans are radically different from other animals. In Straw Dogs, John Gray argues that this humanist belief in human difference is an illusion and explores how the world and human life look once humanism has been finally abandoned.

False Dawn

False Dawn

Author: John Gray Format: eBook Release Date: 02/07/2015

In the midst of the current financial crisis, John Gray revisits his brilliant polemic against the forces of global capitalism and deregulation. Written over ten years ago, False Dawn is a remarkably prescient book, sharply criticizing the greed and unsustainable economic practices which have proved to be the seeds of a worldwide recession. In a substantial new chapter, Gray considers how the economic landscape has shifted in a decade, and asks the crucial question: where do we go from here?

Mill on Liberty: A Defence

Mill on Liberty: A Defence

Author: John Gray Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/07/2015

Mill on Liberty was first published in 1983 and has become a classic of Mill commentary. The second edition reproduces the text of the first in full, and in paperback for the first time. To this, John Gray adds an extensive postscript which defends the interpretation of Mill set out in the first edition, but develops radical criticisms of the substance of Millian and other liberalism. The new edition is intended as a contribution to the current debate about the foundations of liberalism, and it looks closely at the recent seminal contributions to liberal thought by Raz, Feinberg, Rawls and Berlin. Central to its argument is Gray's contention that, like other liberalisms that ground themselves on an ideal of autonomy or individuality, Millian liberalism has a Eurocentric bias that cannot be given rational justification. Gray addresses the question of whether any form of liberal theory, can, in fact, avoid the bias, and concludes that it cannot. This book will be indispensable both to those familiar with On Liberty and to those coming to it for the first time. In addition, the book will also be of great interest to moral and political theorists, to students of law and jurisprudence and to intellectual historians.

The Silence of Animals On Progress and Other Modern Myths

The Silence of Animals On Progress and Other Modern Myths

Author: John Gray Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/02/2014

The powerful, beautiful and chilling sequel to the bestselling Straw Dogs 'By nature volatile and discordant, the human animal looks to silence for relief from being itself while other creatures enjoy silence as their birthright' Why do humans seek meaning to life? How do our imaginations leap into worlds so far beyond our actual reality? In this chilling and beautiful sequel to Straw Dogs, John Gray explores how we decorate our existence with countless fictions, twisting and turning to avoid acknowledging that we too are animals. Drawing on an extraordinary array of writers who are mesmerized by extremity, from Ballard to Conrad, Gray makes us re-imagine our place in the world.

Work with Me How gender intelligence can help you succeed at work and in life

Work with Me How gender intelligence can help you succeed at work and in life

Author: John Gray, Barbara Annis Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/05/2013

Despite the strenuous efforts to give women equal status in the workplace over the last few decades, tension between the sexes in the workplace remains as rampant as ever: during exit interviews many women, often leaving to start their own businesses, cite feeling undervalued or unappreciated at the office. Despite countless company initiatives, equality protocols, and gender seminars we have made little significant advancement. So why can't the sexes work together?In this fresh exploration of the relationships between men and women in the office, world-renowned expert on gender issues in the workplace, Barbara Annis, and John Gray, author of the number one relationship book of all time, Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus, team up to reveal the eight gender blindspots that create friction between the sexes at work. Annis and Gray use stories, science and research (including over 100,000 in-depth interviews of male and female executives in over 60 Fortune 500 companies) to expose the blindspots that cause misunderstandings, miscommunications, mistrust, resentment and frustrations. Filled with 'ah-ha' moments, Work with Me provides a blueprint for boosting your gender intelligence. It provides new insights and solutions that will help break down barriers and enable men and women to bridge their different values, build trust and increase their credibility with each other, at work and at home.

Practical Miracles For Mars And Venus

Practical Miracles For Mars And Venus

Author: John Gray Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/04/2013

From the best selling author of Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus, a practical guide on how to live your life in these times of tremendous change. In Practical Miracles for Mars And Venus, renowned self-help guru John Gray turns his successful healing advice to how we live in modern times and gives news advice on Love and all relationships- from couples and friends, to parents and beyond. He explains the amazing benefits of committing to change and returning to what's most important in order to create a life of lasting love, health and happiness. He also practical principles to live by, including: *Love as if you have never been hurt before-positive thinking *Dance as if no one is watching-vulnerability *Work as if you don't need the money- responsibility *Believe as if miracles can happen-acceptance In Practical Miracles for Mars And Venus, John Gray provides the ultimate guide for lasting love, increased success and vibrant health in the new millennium.

Isaiah Berlin An Interpretation of His Thought

Isaiah Berlin An Interpretation of His Thought

Author: John Gray Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/04/2013

Isaiah Berlin (1909-1997) was the greatest intellectual historian of the twentieth century. But his work also made an original and important contribution to moral and political philosophy and to liberal theory. In 1921, at the age of eleven, Isaiah Berlin arrived in England from Riga, Latvia. By the time he was thirty he was at the heart of British intellectual life. He has remained its commanding presence ever since, and few would dispute that he was one of Britain's greatest thinkers. His reputation extends worldwide--as a great conversationalist, intellectual historian, and man of letters. He has been called the century's most inspired reader. Yet Berlin's contributions to thought--in particular to moral and political philosophy, and to liberal theory--are little understood, and surprisingly neglected by the academic world. In this book, they are shown to be animated by a single, powerful, subversive idea: value-pluralism which affirms the reality of a deep conflict between ultimate human values that reason cannot resolve. Though bracingly clear-headed, humane and realist, Berlin's value-pluralism runs against the dominant Western traditions, secular and religious, which avow an ultimate harmony of values. It supports a highly distinctive restatement of liberalism in Berlin's work--an agnostic liberalism, which is founded not on rational choice but on the radical choices we make when faced with intractable dilemmas. It is this new statement of liberalism, the central subject of John Gray's lively and lucid book, which gives the liberal intellectual tradition a new lease on life, a new source of life, and which comprises Berlin's central and enduring legacy. In a new introduction, Gray argues that, in a world in which human freedom has spread more slowly than democracy, Berlin's account of liberty and basic decency is more instructive and useful than ever.

Billy Bishop Goes to War

Billy Bishop Goes to War

Author: John Gray, Eric Peterson Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/01/2013

Why Mars and Venus Collide Improve Your Relationships by Understanding How Men and Women Cope Differently with Stress

Why Mars and Venus Collide Improve Your Relationships by Understanding How Men and Women Cope Differently with Stress

Author: John Gray Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/01/2013

From John Gray, author of the phenomenal multi-million copy bestseller Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus, comes the definitive book for men and women seeking lasting love in the face of modern pressures. Why Mars and Venus Collide is the most important relationships manual since Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus redefined the boundaries of male and female relationships. Men and women are different - we all know that. But if our genes have stood still then social changes have not. Overworked, stressed-out and time-poor, we can barely keep up with the frenzied pace of our lives - and our relationships are breaking down as a result. In Why Mars and Venus Collide, John Gray, the best-selling relationships author of all time, shows how everyone can strengthen their relationships and make them last. He explains: * Why couples fight - the physiological reasons why females and males behave differently under stress, * How to stop fighting, * How to seek support - and find it, * How to lower your stress levels in everyday life, * How to communicate equably and amicably, even when you're raging inside. Now repackaged to relate to a new generation of readers, Why Mars And Venus Collide proves why John Gray is known as the greatest living authority on how men and women relate.

Novak Legacy

Novak Legacy

Author: John Gray Format: eBook Release Date: 14/10/2012

Something given to his late father, in a POW camp in Poland in 1945, leads disgraced former government agent David Lennox into a web of intrigue that links the deaths of Rudolph Hess and Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme.

The Immortalization Commission The Strange Quest to Cheat Death

The Immortalization Commission The Strange Quest to Cheat Death

Author: John Gray Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/01/2012

John Gray's The Immortalization Commission: The Strange Quest to Cheat Death raises vital questions about the 'truths' science can offer, the technology we are still exploiting for immortality - and exactly what it means to be human. At the heart of all human experience lies our obsession with death. For many years, we turned to religion for our answers, but at the turn of the twentieth centuries ideas from evolution and politics seemed to suggest that our lives - and afterlives - were in our own hands. These ideas would have both trivial and terrible effects, from the nightmares of H. G. Wells's science fiction and the wild, sweeping craze of seances to the murder of millions in the Stalinist terror. 'Our sharpest critic of utopian fantasies skewers the crazed but enduring dream of cheating age, time and death' Boyd Tonkin, Independent 'Elegant ... He is on to something important regarding the delusion that science consists of indefinite progress' Sunday Telegraph 'One of the most important and insightful polemicists currently writing in English... humanism's most vocal critic' Financial Times 'Gray is an engaging writer, an entertaining historian and a controversialist whose opinions can never be taken for granted' New Statesman John Gray has been Professor of Politics at Oxford University, Visiting Professor at Harvard and Yale and Professor of European Thought at the London School of Economics. His books include False Dawn: The Delusions of Global Capitalism, Black Mass: Apocalyptic Religion and the Death of Utopia and Straw Dogs: Thoughts on Humans and Other Animals. His selected writings, Gray's Anatomy, was published in 2009.

The Social System; A Treatise on the Principle of Exchange.

The Social System; A Treatise on the Principle of Exchange.

Author: John Gray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2011

The Book of Job

The Book of Job

Author: John Gray Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/11/2010

Liberalisms Essays in Political Philosophy

Liberalisms Essays in Political Philosophy

Author: John Gray Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/10/2010

Liberalisms, a work first published in 1991, provides a coherent and comprehensive analytical guide to liberal thinking over the past century and considers the dominance of liberal thought in Anglo-American political philosophy over the past 20 years. John Gray assesses the work of all the major liberal political philosophers including J. S. Mill, Herbert Spencer, Karl Popper, F. A Hayek, John Rawls and Robert Nozick, and explores their mutual connections and differences.

An Efficient Remedy for the Distress of Nations

An Efficient Remedy for the Distress of Nations

Author: John Gray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/04/2010

An Efficient Remedy for the Distress of Nations

An Efficient Remedy for the Distress of Nations

Author: John Gray Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/04/2010

Lectures on the Nature and Use of Money

Lectures on the Nature and Use of Money

Author: John Gray Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/11/2009

Lectures on the Nature and Use of Money

Lectures on the Nature and Use of Money

Author: John Gray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/11/2009

Last Letters of Aubrey Beardsley

Last Letters of Aubrey Beardsley

Author: John Gray Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/11/2009

Last Letters of Aubrey Beardsley

Last Letters of Aubrey Beardsley

Author: John Gray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/11/2009

Liberalisms Essays in Political Philosophy

Liberalisms Essays in Political Philosophy

Author: John Gray Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/10/2009

Liberalisms, a work first published in 1989, provides a coherent and comprehensive analytical guide to liberal thinking over the past century and considers the dominance of liberal thought in Anglo-American political philosophy over the past 20 years. John Gray assesses the work of all the major liberal political philosophers including J. S. Mill, Herbert Spencer, Karl Popper, F. A Hayek, John Rawls and Robert Nozick, and explores their mutual connections and differences.

False Dawn: the Delusions of Global Capitalism

False Dawn: the Delusions of Global Capitalism

Author: John Gray Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/10/2009

In the midst of the current financial crisis, John Gray revisits his brilliant polemic against the forces of global capitalism and deregulation. Written over ten years ago, False Dawn is a remarkably prescient book, sharply criticising the greed and unsustainable economic practices which have proved to be the seeds of a world-wide recession. In a substantial new chapter Gray will consider how the economic landscape has shifted in a decade, and ask the crucial question: where do we go from here?

Water Contamination Emergencies Collective Responsibility

Water Contamination Emergencies Collective Responsibility

Author: John Gray Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/02/2009

In the current international situation, the ability to deal effectively with water contamination emergencies is of rapidly increasing importance. The third in a series of conference proceedings, this book brings together contributions from leading scientists and experts in industry and academia. It offers an international perspective and develops the themes of the previous volumes entitled Water Contamination Emergencies: Can we cope? and Water Contamination Emergencies: Enhancing our response. The full range of potential chemical, microbiological and radiological contamination scenarios are addressed from the perspective of medical and health professionals, water companies and regulators, environmental protection professionals, risk and business continuity managers, emergency planners, local authorities, service and support providers, detection and equipment suppliers, disaster recovery specialists, water security experts, water distribution modellers and laboratories involved in round the clock emergency response. Emphasis is placed on the considerable effort required to prepare for and respond to an emergency. It is not sufficient for Individuals to simply identify their own responsibilities, they must also take action to establish effective and efficient working relationships with the other parties involved. In other words, they must take Collective Responsibility . In summary, this book will provide readers with an up-to-date view of current strategies and the collaboration essential for an appropriate and timely response to water contamination emergencies.

An Efficient Remedy for the Distress of Nations

An Efficient Remedy for the Distress of Nations

Author: John Gray Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/01/2009

An Efficient Remedy for the Distress of Nations

An Efficient Remedy for the Distress of Nations

Author: John Gray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/01/2009

Black Mass Apocalyptic Religion and the Death of Utopia

Black Mass Apocalyptic Religion and the Death of Utopia

Author: John Gray Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/04/2008

A prophetic warning against the foolishness of crusades, John Gray's Black Mass challenges our belief in human progress. Our conventional view of history is wrong. It is founded on a pernicious myth of an achievable utopia that in the last century alone caused the murder of tens of millions. In Black Mass John Gray tears down the religious, political and secular beliefs that we insist are fundamental to the human project, examines the interaction of terrorism, declining world resources, environmental change, human myths of redemption and a flawed belief in Western democracy, and shows us how a misplaced faith in our ability to improve the world has actually made it far worse. 'Brilliant, frightening, devastating' John Banville, Guardian 'A brilliant polemic ... Gray's most powerful argument yet' J.G. Ballard, Guardian, Books of the Year 'Causes vertigo when it does not cause outrage' Sunday Times 'Exhilarating, invigorating' Literary Review 'Savage. Gray raises profound and valid doubts about the conventional plot of modern history' Financial Times 'A load of bollocks ... could hardly be more bonkers if it was crawling with lizards' Sunday Telegraph John Gray has been Professor of Politics at Oxford University, Visiting Professor at Harvard and Yale and Professor of European Thought at the London School of Economics. His books include False Dawn: The Delusions of Global Capitalism, Straw Dogs: Thoughts on Humans and Other Animals and The Immortalization Commission: The Strange Quest to Cheat Death. His selected writings, Gray's Anatomy, was published in 2009.

Why Mars and Venus Collide

Why Mars and Venus Collide

Author: John Gray Format: eBook Release Date: 22/01/2008

Once upon a time, Martians and Venusians functioned in separate worlds. But in today's hectic and career-oriented environment, relationships have become a lot more complicated, and men and women are experiencing unprecedented levels of stress. To add to the increasing tension, most men and women are also completely unaware that they are actually hardwired to react differently to the stress. It's a common scenario: a husband returns home from work stressed out and eager to kick back on the couch and watch television. A wife returns home from work stressed out and wants to talk about it with her husband. What happens? Neither is on the same page, anger and resentment set in, and Mars and Venus collide. Using his signature insight that has helped millions of couples transform their relationships, John Gray once again arms the inhabitants of Mars and Venus with information that will help them live harmoniously ever after. In Why Mars and Venus Collide, Gray focuses on the ways that men and women misinterpret and mismanage the stress in their daily lives, and how these reactions ultimately affect their relationships. "e;It's not that he's just not into you; he needs to fulfill a biological need,"e; Gray explains. "e;And it's not that she wants to henpeck you; she also has a biological drive."e; He shows, for instance, how a husband's withdrawal is actually a natural way for him to replenish his depleted testosterone levels and restore his well-being, and how a woman's need for conversation and support helps her build her own stress-reducing hormone, oxytocin.Backed up by groundbreaking scientific research, Gray offers a clear, easy-to-understand program to bridge the gap between the two planets, providing effective communication strategies that will actually lower stress levels. Whether in a relationship or single, this book will help both men and women understand their new roles in a modern, work-oriented society, and allow them to discover a variety of new and practical ways to create a lifetime of love and harmony.

Why Mars and Venus Collide

Why Mars and Venus Collide

Author: John Gray Format: eBook Release Date: 22/01/2008

Once upon a time, Martians and Venusians functioned in separate worlds. But in today's hectic and career-oriented environment, relationships have become a lot more complicated, and men and women are experiencing unprecedented levels of stress. To add to the increasing tension, most men and women are also completely unaware that they are actually hardwired to react differently to the stress. It's a common scenario: a husband returns home from work stressed out and eager to kick back on the couch and watch television. A wife returns home from work stressed out and wants to talk about it with her husband. What happens? Neither is on the same page, anger and resentment set in, and Mars and Venus collide. Using his signature insight that has helped millions of couples transform their relationships, John Gray once again arms the inhabitants of Mars and Venus with information that will help them live harmoniously ever after. In Why Mars and Venus Collide, Gray focuses on the ways that men and women misinterpret and mismanage the stress in their daily lives, and how these reactions ultimately affect their relationships. "e;It's not that he's just not into you; he needs to fulfill a biological need,"e; Gray explains. "e;And it's not that she wants to henpeck you; she also has a biological drive."e; He shows, for instance, how a husband's withdrawal is actually a natural way for him to replenish his depleted testosterone levels and restore his well-being, and how a woman's need for conversation and support helps her build her own stress-reducing hormone, oxytocin.Backed up by groundbreaking scientific research, Gray offers a clear, easy-to-understand program to bridge the gap between the two planets, providing effective communication strategies that will actually lower stress levels. Whether in a relationship or single, this book will help both men and women understand their new roles in a modern, work-oriented society, and allow them to discover a variety of new and practical ways to create a lifetime of love and harmony.

Enlightenment's Wake Politics and Culture at the Close of the Modern Age

Enlightenment's Wake Politics and Culture at the Close of the Modern Age

Author: John Gray Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/07/2007

John Gray is the bestselling author of such books as Straw Dogs and Al Qaeda and What it Means to be Modern which brought a mainstream readership to a man who was already one of the UK's most well respected thinkers and political theorists. Gray wrote Enlightenment's Wake in 1995 - six years after the fall of the Berlin Wall and six years before the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. Turning his back on neoliberalism at exactly the moment that its advocates were in their pomp, trumpeting 'the end of history' and the supposedly unstoppable spread of liberal values across the globe, Gray's was a lone voice of scepticism. The thinking he criticised here would lead ultimately to the invasion of Iraq. Today, its folly might seem obvious to all, but as this edition of Enlightenment's Wake shows, John Gray has been trying to warn us for some fifteen years - the rest of us are only now catching up with him.

Al Qaeda and What It Means to be Modern

Al Qaeda and What It Means to be Modern

Author: John Gray Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/04/2007

'The suicide warriors who attacked Washington and New York on September 11th, 2001, did more than kill thousands of civilians and demolish the World Trade Center. They destroyed the West's ruling myth.' So John Gray begins this short, powerful book on the belief that has dominated our minds for a century and a half - the idea that we are all, more or less, becoming modern and that as we become modern we will become more alike, and at the same time more familiar and more reasonable. Nothing could be further from the truth, Gray argues. Al Qaeda is a product of modernity and of globalisation, and it will not be the last group to use the products of the modern world in its own monstrous way. Gray pulls up by the roots the myth that the human condition can be remade by science and progress or political engineering. He describes with mordant irony the rise of Positivists, the strange sect that put science and technology at the centre of the cult and developed a religion of humanity. Through their influence on economists, politicians and biologists, they still powerfully affect the way we think. Gray looks at the various attempts to remake humanity, from the Bolshevik and Nazi disasters to the utopian experiments of modern radical Islam and the dreams of the prophets of globalisation. And he gives a scathing account of the real sources of conflict in the world, of American power and its illusions, and of the ways in which cultures will resist the reshaping we might wish on them.

Marte Y Venus En El Dormitorio

Marte Y Venus En El Dormitorio

Author: John Gray Format: eBook Release Date: 21/11/2006

l quiere sexo. Ella quiere romance.A veces nos parece que nuestras parejas fueran de otro planeta, cmo si l fuera de Marte y ella de Venus. Es obvio dentro del dormitorio que los hombres y las mujeres son diferentes, pero quizs no nos damos cuenta de cun distintos somos.Ahora John Gray, autor del bestseller Los hombres son de Marte, las mujeres son de Venus aplica su perspicacia en asuntos interpersonales al dormitorio. En cuanto al sexo, segn el doctor Gray, los hombres y las mujeres tienen diferentes necesidades y diferentes mtodos de comnicarlos. Solamente con comprender y aceptar estas diferencias entre nosotros podemos tener una intimidad verdadera y duradera'y el sexo fabuloso.En esta grabacin, el doctor Gray lo siguiente:cmo los hombres y las mujeres pueden satisfacerse sexualmente y ser ms conscientes de las necesidades y los deseos de su parejacmo despertar las pasin y mantenerlo en una relacin mongamacmo comunicar necesidades sexuales con efectividad'y con romancecmo usar tcnicas interpersonales avanzadas que se dirigen a las necesidades de hoy da de individuos y parejas.

Lawyer's Latin

Lawyer's Latin

Author: John Gray Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2006

Updated and expanded, this invaluable reference book was originally written as an aid for those disadvantaged by the deteriorating standing of Latin in our education system and by its use as legal terminology. Professional and comprehensive, yet lighthearted, it is immensely readable and has assumed a readership far beyond the lawyers for whom it was primarily designed to assist. All those interested in or curious about Latin may like to dip in to discover such particularly succinct phrases as uberrimae fidei (of the utmost [good] faith), in tenebris (in the dark), doli capax (capable, legally, of wrong or fraud) or mala fide (in bad faith). Few learn Latin in school and young lawyers with minimal knowledge of the language will experience considerable difficulty as they continue to meet it, particularly in old reported cases, academic articles, statutes and in decisions of EC institutions and even falling from the lips of renegade judges. When Latin brings progress and comprehension to a halt, what then? Reach for Lawyers' Latin .

Domestic Mandala Architecture of Lifeworlds in Nepal

Domestic Mandala Architecture of Lifeworlds in Nepal

Author: John Gray Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/07/2006

A rich and fascinating ethnography of domestic architecture and activities among the high caste Chhetris of Kholagaun in Nepal, this book focuses on the spatial organization, everyday activities and ritual performances that generate and display Chhetri houses as 'mandalas', sacred diagrams that are both maps of the cosmos and machines for revelation. Describing the orientation and layout of the Chhetri house and surrounding compound; it shows how the orientation and distribution of everyday social activities with the domestic mandala shape people's experience of the enigmas of their lifeworld as householders; and analyses the double significance of rituals that take place in the domestic mandala. By treating the Nepali house as more than just the background of people's everyday life, the author reveals the Chhetri everyday lifeworld as a revelation of Hindu tantric cosmology, its enigmatic illusion, and the path to liberation from it. The themes addressed in the book make a unique contribution to the fields of anthropology, architecture and human geography.

Men, Women and Relationships

Men, Women and Relationships

Author: John Gray Format: eBook Release Date: 01/11/2005

The bestselling author of Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus shows you how to improve your relationships by accepting and celebrating the differences between the sexes.Men and women are differenttheres no denying it. So why do we constantly expect the same actions and feelings from them? This enormously helpful book not only enables you to recognize the differences between you and your loved one but also leads you toward an acceptance of those differences, thereby paving the way for a stronger relationship. With his characteristic wit and wisdom, relationship expert John Gray explains the different ways men and women communicate, cope with stress, resolve conflicts, and experience and give love. Once you understand these differences, youll be better equipped to handle inevitable bumps in the road, and be on your way to a long-lasting and truly loving relationship.

Mars and Venus in Love

Mars and Venus in Love

Author: John Gray Format: eBook Release Date: 19/07/2005

This is a tape of love stories -- a collection of true-life tales that will show you something about your own love story that may have eluded you for a long time. A few insights, techniques, and changes in habits of mind and body nourish love and make it grow, and like little one-act plays, these stories show you how. Mars and Venus in Love gives you the opportunity to see yourself in the stories of others and to recognize yuour own communication and behavior patterns in the circumstances they describe.

How to Get What You Want and Want What You Have

How to Get What You Want and Want What You Have

Author: John Gray Format: eBook Release Date: 19/07/2005

National Bestseller!Here's the audiobook to help you get what you want, and be happy with what you have. John Gray, the man responsible for helping millions of people improve their relationships in his bestselling Mars and Venus books, has written the essential guide to personal success. Combining insights from Western psychology and Eastern meditation, he presents an innovative and proven method to become happy, confident, and at peace through four easy-to-follow steps:Set Your Intention: Recognize where you arenow and determine where you need to go inorder to achieve success.Get What You Need: Learn how to get what you need in order to be true to yourself.Get What You Want: Create outer success without sacrificing inner happiness.Remove the Blocks to Personal Success: Recognize what is holding you back, and clear the way for both inner and outer success.Stop living by the age-old adage the grass is always greener on the other side. It's not. You have everything within your reach right now to live a rich and fulfilling life. How To Get What You Want and Want What You Have will help release your emotional blocks so that you may realize your soul's desire. There is a secret to personal success. Listen to this audiobook and not only will you learn that secret, you will be well on your way to achieving your goals.

Men Are From Mars

Men Are From Mars

Author: John Gray Format: eBook Release Date: 19/07/2005

The most well-know, long-lived, and tried-and-tested relationships guide ever, the phenomenal #1 New York Times bestseller Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus is now available for the first time ever as an audio book. In this classic guide to understanding the opposite sex, Dr. John Gray provides a practical and proven way for men and women to improve their communication by acknowledging the differences between their needs, desires, and behaviors. No other relationship guide on the market will give you the same level of evidence-based insight sure to help you strengthen and nurture your relationships for years to come.

Men are From Mars, Women are From Venus

Men are From Mars, Women are From Venus

Author: John Gray Format: eBook Release Date: 19/07/2005

The most well-know, long-lived, and tried-and-tested relationships guide ever, the phenomenal #1 New York Times bestseller Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus is now available for the first time ever as an audio book. In this classic guide to understanding the opposite sex, Dr. John Gray provides a practical and proven way for men and women to improve their communication by acknowledging the differences between their needs, desires, and behaviors. No other relationship guide on the market will give you the same level of evidence-based insight sure to help you strengthen and nurture your relationships for years to come.

Children are from Heaven

Children are from Heaven

Author: John Gray Format: eBook Release Date: 19/07/2005

In his travels, lectures, and seminars, the book John Gray has been most often asked to write is a parenting book. After years of serious thought, workshops, and practical applications, John Gray has created a brilliantly original and effective system that he calls positive parenting, for children of all ages, from birth though the teenage years. Completing the notion that Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus, he adds. . .and Children Are from Heaven.John Gray has discovered that children today do not need to be motivated by fear of punishment. Instead, they can easily be motivated by reward and the natural, healthy desire to please their parents.Children Are from Heaven covers the different skills of positive parenting to help improve communication, increase cooperation, and motivate your children. Central to this new approach to parenting are the five positive messages your children need to learn again and again: Its okay to be different Its okay to make mistakes Its okay to express negative emotions Its okay to want more Its okay to say no, but remember mom and dad are the bossesWhen these messages are put into practiceand John Gray shows you howyour children will develop the necessary skills for successful living: forgiveness of others and themselves, sharing, delayed gratification, self-esteem, patience, persistence respect for others and themselves, cooperation compassion, confidence, and the ability to be happy. With this new approach, you will be allowing your children to develop fully during each stage of their growth.John Grays reassuring message is that children are from heaven and they already have within themselves what they need to grow. Your job as a parent is to support that process. By applying the five messages and different skills of positive parenting, your children will receive what they need to become more cooperative, confident, and compassionate.

What You Feel You Can Heal

What You Feel You Can Heal

Author: John Gray Format: eBook Release Date: 19/07/2005

The need for love begins with your need to love yourself. Consciously or unconsciously, everyone is trying to enrich and improve their relationships in some way. Enriching our relationships is an art and a science. For this enrichment to happen'even before we can find and accept love'we have to love ourselves. Through his experience in working with others to heal their pain, Dr. Gray has found patterns and messages that many of us received while growing up. These messages can keep us from loving ourselves'and from loving and receiving love from others. By exploring how these messages became ingrained in us while we were young and how we are using them today, we can change old patterns and thoughts about ourselves and others as well as create long-lasting, fulfilling relationships. John Gray tells us that ';Loving yourself in the presence of others means being able to express your inner gifts and talents without fear. When you don't love yourself and mask your real self, the cycle works in the opposite direction'decreasing love and true self expression.' Read by the author.

Mars and Venus Starting Over

Mars and Venus Starting Over

Author: John Gray Format: eBook Release Date: 19/07/2005

MEN ARE FROM MARS AND WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS, BUT THE PAIN OF STARTING OVER IS UNIVERSAL.When we lose a love, it seems as if the world has truly come to an end. We feel that we'll never recover, never fall in love again, and perhaps never again feel the joy life used to provide. And as distressing as these feelings are, they are actually quite useful - an integral part of the healing process we must experience in order to be whole and ready to love again. As Dr. John Gray tells us, by shutting down the feelings of hurt, pain, and loneliness, we are actually hindering our recovery. Now with his extraordinary insight and wisdom, Dr. Gray, bestselling author of Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus, explores the process of starting over after the loss of a love relationship, examining how men and women respond differently, and which kind of reactions foster healing, growth and openness to love'and which ones keep us closed off and unable to share our love. For anyone who has ever experienced the pain and loss of separation, Dr. Gray's brilliant work will open your eyes to the behavioral patterns that have kept you from moving on, and show you the way to open your heart once again to the joy and love that you want, need - and deserve.Read by the author.

What Your Mother Couldn't Tell You and Your Father Didn't Know

What Your Mother Couldn't Tell You and Your Father Didn't Know

Author: John Gray Format: eBook Release Date: 19/07/2005

The rules of relationships have changed. In our generational movement toward wholeness, women want to be more than mothers and homemakers and men aspire to loving relationships rather than simply being warriors and work machines. The age-old distinctions between male and female roles have blurred, and the rules of relationships have not yet caught up, creating confusion and frustration. Our parents couldn't teach us what they didn't know. As children, the lessons we learned from the adult relationships around us did not prepare us for our current adult love interests and challenges. Today, men and women expect relationships to enhance the total quality of their lives, meeting both their practical and emotional needs. And, when the need for individual fulfillment clashes with the desire to have a lasting relationship, couples often resort to divorce. With the extensive experience gained through his seminars, Dr. Gray has discovered several keys to happiness within relationships and shares this information with listeners. Through the development of relationship skills that address contemporary needs of individuals and couples, John Gray offers practical ways to enjoy and celebrate the differences between men and women and create long-lasting, fulfilling relationships.Read by the author.

Mars and Venus in the Workplace

Mars and Venus in the Workplace

Author: John Gray Format: eBook Release Date: 19/07/2005

John Gray, who changed the way people view gender differences with his #1 international bestseller Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus, now brings his insights to the working world.In Mars and Venus in the Workplace, Gray analyzes the differences in the ways men and women misunderstand and misinterpret each other in the workplace, and offers practical advice on reducing unnecessary conflict and frustration.Mars and Venus in the Workplace will:Increase performance by giving you the tools to improve communication, promote teamwork, and enhance working relationships.Increase productivity by providing a greater awareness and appreciation of the diverse characteristics within each of us -- and how these differences can positively or negatively affect productivity.Increase effectiveness by empowering you to overcome frustration and resolve conflict in difficult communication situations.Increase morale by utilizing interactive techniques that will promote respect and build trust.Applying his trademark practical advice to everyday office issues, Mars a Venus in the Workplace will enable listeners to achieve their goals and to make the workplace a source of fulfillment.Read by the author.

Mars and Venus on a Date

Mars and Venus on a Date

Author: John Gray Format: eBook Release Date: 12/07/2005

In Mars and Venus On A Date John Gray blasts off into the exciting new territory of the singles universe, turning his unique expertise to unattached men and women who desire lasting intimacy. Mars and Venus on a Date is for all those single people who are looking for love, including the newly separated or divorced daunted by the singles scene. With the compassion and understanding that John Gray brings to all of his work, he takes us through the five stages of dating: Attraction, Uncertainty, Exclusivity, Intimacy, and Engagement. Listeners will find creative ideas on how to find their soulmates and thoughts on how to create a loving and mutually fulfilling relationship. The singles universe can be a frightening place, and the men and women alone in this void have great need for the practical, proven wisdom of John Gray. In the same way that Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus became the ultimate relationship aid for couples, Mars and Venus on a Date is the essential singles' guide.Read by the author.

Abu Ghraib

Abu Ghraib

Author: John Gray, Meron Benvenisti, Barbara Ehrenreich Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/12/2004

The World of Hair Colour

The World of Hair Colour

Author: John Gray Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/12/2004

The World of Hair Colour is a scientific companion for hair colour, turning this complex science into fascinating journey through the colouring process. This book enables hairdressers to understand the physical and chemical processes which occur in hair colouring and the care of hair due to these chemical changes. Written in an easy to read, accessible style, The World of Hair Colour, provides professionals with a helpful reference guide for use in salons and is also ideal for hairdressing students.

Heresies Against Progress and Other Illusions

Heresies Against Progress and Other Illusions

Author: John Gray Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/09/2004

By the author of the best-selling Straw Dogs, this book is a characteristically trenchant and unflinchingly clear-sighted collection of reflections on our contemporary lot. Whether writing about the future of our species on this planet, the folly of our faith in technological progress, or the self-deceptions of the liberal establishment, John Gray dares to be heretical like few other thinkers today.

Programmed Cell Death in Plants

Programmed Cell Death in Plants

Author: John Gray Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/12/2003

The recognition of cell death as an active process has changed the way in which biologists view living things. Geneticists re-evaluate long known mutants, research strategies are redesigned, and new model systems are sought. This volume reviews our new understanding of programmed cell death as it applies to plants. The book draws comparisons with programmed cell death in animals and unicellular organisms. The book is directed at researchers and professionals in plant cell biology, biochemistry, physiology, developmental biology and genetics.

Straw Dogs Thoughts on Humans and Other Animals

Straw Dogs Thoughts on Humans and Other Animals

Author: John Gray Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/09/2003

A radical work of philosophy, which sets out to challenge our most cherished assumptions about what it means to be human. From Plato to Christianity, from the Enlightenment to Nietzsche and Marx, the Western tradition has been based on arrogant and erroneous beliefs about human beings and their place in the world. Philosophies such as liberalism and Marxism think of humankind as a species whose destiny is to transcend natural limits and conquer the Earth. Even in the present day, despite Darwin's discoveries, nearly all schools of thought take as their starting point the belief that humans are radically different from other animals. John Gray argues that this humanist belief in human difference is an illusion and explores how the world and human life look once humanism has been finally abandoned.

Mars And Venus In The Bedroom A Guide to Lasting Romance and Passion

Mars And Venus In The Bedroom A Guide to Lasting Romance and Passion

Author: John Gray Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/01/2003

Mars and Venus in the Bedroom offers practical, heartfelt and wise advice to help you to transform your love life and enjoy a sexually and emotionally fulfilling relationship. This edition of John Gray's bestselling book explains how to keep passion alive in a long-term relationship and reveals what men and women really want from each other. He understands that there may be differences between you, but explains why instead of causing friction, these differences can make life much more fun and fulfilling.

Mars And Venus On A Date A Guide to Romance

Mars And Venus On A Date A Guide to Romance

Author: John Gray Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/01/2003

From first look and first date to first fight, breaking up and making up, the world of dating can be a minefield for the unprepared. International relationship guru, John Gray turns his expertise to the language and behaviour of dating couples. Asking questions such as: -How should you act on your first date? -How can you tell if your partner means what he says? -Is this love or just lust at first sight? John Gray helps new couples figure out whether they are partners for life or just enjoying a brief encounter. His approach will help both men and women play the dating game with its complex rules of etiquette and behaviour, and explains how to separate fact from fantasy in conversation, body language and future expectations. His humorous insight and practical advice will help young and old alike to reach closer understanding, love and commitment, and have fun on the way!

How To Get What You Want In The Workplace How to maximise your professional potential

How To Get What You Want In The Workplace How to maximise your professional potential

Author: John Gray Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/01/2003

Men are from Mars, and Women are from Venus at home and at work! In this powerful book, John Gray turns his successful Mars and Venus healing advice towards work and success in modern times - from how to create and maintain positive relationships at work, how to maximize your potential; how to realize your creativity and more. With insightful advice for men and women, he stresses the need to focus on what you love and what is important in life in order to create lasting success. In How to Get What You Want in the Workplace, John Gray provides the ultimate guide for real and lasting success, and happiness and fulfilment at work.

Hayek on Liberty

Hayek on Liberty

Author: John Gray Format: eBook Release Date: 01/11/2002

Not available since the 1980s, this up-dated edition by the leading political philosopher, John Gray, outlines his new position on Hayek. In a substantial new chapter, Gray assesses how far the historical development of the last ten years can be deployed in a critique of Hayek's thought. His reassessment is not only a provoking study of a classical philosopher. It is also a timely contribution to the debate over the future of conservatism, as Gray argues that Hayekian liberalism - 'the most well-articulated political theory of the new right' - is flawed.

Mill on Liberty: A Defence

Mill on Liberty: A Defence

Author: John Gray Format: eBook Release Date: 01/11/2002

Mill on Liberty was first published in 1983 and has become a classic of Mill commentary. The second edition reproduces the text of the first in full, and in paperback for the first time. To this, John Gray adds an extensive postscript which defends the interpretation of Mill set out in the first edition, but develops radical criticisms of the substance of Millian and other liberalism.The new edition is intended as a contribution to the current debate about the foundations of liberalism, and it looks closely at the recent seminal contributions to liberal thought by Raz, Feinberg, Rawls and Berlin. Central to its argument is Gray's contention that, like other liberalisms that ground themselves on an ideal of autonomy or individuality, Millian liberalism has a Eurocentric bias that cannot be given rational justification. Gray addresses the question of whether any form of liberal theory, can, in fact, avoid the bias, and concludes that it cannot.This book will be indispensable both to those familiar with On Liberty and to those coming to it for the first time. In addition, the book will also be of great interest to moral and political theorists, to students of law and jurisprudence and to intellectual historians.

What You Feel You Can Heal

What You Feel You Can Heal

Author: John Gray Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/07/2002

In What You Feel You Can Heal John Gray discusses the idea of finding feelings that have been 'lost' and regaining the respect and love for yourself that is a necessary perequisite to giving and receiving love from others, in sexual and all other relationships. In his encouraging way, Gray also offers simple and do-able techniques to help achieve this state of 'unconditional love' and move on to develop fulfilling and lasting relationships. You can find out how to: improve communication; increase self-esteem and self-love; transform negative feelings into positive ones; and enrich loving relationships.

The Little Book Of Getting What You Want And Wanting What You Have

The Little Book Of Getting What You Want And Wanting What You Have

Author: John Gray Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/11/2001

Millions of readers have experienced John Gray's healing advice through his Mars and Venus series. This master therapist took therapy to the next level with his brilliant personal success programme How to Get What you Want and Want What you Have. Now here is handy pocket size is John Gray's innovative and proven five-step method to make you happy, confident, and at peace, enabling you to recognise and achieve your soul's desire and live a rich and fulfilling life.

How To Get What You Want And Want What You Have

How To Get What You Want And Want What You Have

Author: John Gray Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/01/2001

OPRAH WINFREY LOVED THIS BOOK SO MUCH SHE ASKED JOHN GRAY TO TAKE OVER AN ENTIRE EPISODE OF HER SHOW TO TALK ABOUT IT! Millions of readers have experienced John Gray's healing advice through his Mars & Venus series. Now this master therapist takes therapy to the next level with a brilliant new personal success programme. Combining Western healing techniques with Eastern Meditation, Gray presents an innovative and proven method to become happy, confident, and at peace through his five steps to personal success. This personal development book shows you how to: *Identify and take responsibility for the blocks to your personal success. *Understand your soul's desire *Release negative emotions *Identify needs and take action *Decide what you want each day and put your life together in order to achieve it. John Gray's book allows you to acknowledge, forgive and transcend the pain of the past in order to recognise and achieve your soul's desire.

The Two Faces of Liberalism

The Two Faces of Liberalism

Author: John Gray Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/09/2000

In Two Faces of Liberalism, John Gray argues that liberal thought has always contained two incompatible philosophies. In one, liberalism is a theory of a universal rational consensus, which enables the achievement of the best way of life for all humankind. In the other, liberalism is the project of seeking terms of peaceful coexistence between different regimes and ways of life. John Gray argues that the liberalism of rational consensus is anachronistic in a time when most late modern societies contain several ways of life, with many people belonging to more than one. The future of liberalism lies with a project of modus vivendi, first outlined in the writings of Thomas Hobbes. In the course of his argument, Gray presents a new interpretation of liberal toleration and argues that value--pluralism in ethics can support a revised view of universal human rights. This accessible book will be of great interest to students and scholars of political thought, moral and political philosophy, social and critical theory and cultural studies.

The Two Faces of Liberalism

The Two Faces of Liberalism

Author: John Gray Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/09/2000

In Two Faces of Liberalism, John Gray argues that liberal thought has always contained two incompatible philosophies. In one, liberalism is a theory of a universal rational consensus, which enables the achievement of the best way of life for all humankind. In the other, liberalism is the project of seeking terms of peaceful coexistence between different regimes and ways of life. John Gray argues that the liberalism of rational consensus is anachronistic in a time when most late modern societies contain several ways of life, with many people belonging to more than one. The future of liberalism lies with a project of modus vivendi, first outlined in the writings of Thomas Hobbes. In the course of his argument, Gray presents a new interpretation of liberal toleration and argues that value-pluralism in ethics can support a revised view of universal human rights. This accessible book will be of great interest to students and scholars of political thought, moral and political philosophy, social and critical theory and cultural studies.

Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus And Children Are From Heaven

Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus And Children Are From Heaven

Author: John Gray Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/10/1999

John Gray's books have brought a powerful message to millions of people across the world. In this groundbreaking parenting book he addresses an area of fundamental importance for all families - the well-being of our children. In MEN ARE FROM MARS, WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS, CHILDREN ARE FROM HEAVEN, John Gray provides the ultimate guide for parenting, addressing the unique bond between parents and children. Geared to parents of chidren from birth to teens, this invaluable handbook shows parents how to help their children become strong, confident, morally responsible adults by focusing on self-esteem and responsibility.

Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus Book Of Days

Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus Book Of Days

Author: John Gray Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/07/1999

There's no doubt about it; the relationship between men and women is extremely complex. We often forget just how different the sexes are, and become frustrated and confused by a loved one's behaviour. In this volume John Gray's expert relationship advice is distilled into powerful, daily inspirations that lovingly and insightfully remind us of the contrasts between Mars and Venus, allowing us to resolve conflicts in our relationships. It includes comforting and helpful advise on: * giving and receiving emotional support * discovering and awakening your hidden qualities * keeping passion alive * reacting to, and coping with, stress * maintaining your zest for life Whether you need thoughtful reminders yourself or know a friend or loved one who will benefit from these beautiful reflections, Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus Book of Days is a must.

Mars And Venus, 365 Ways To Keep Your Love Alive

Mars And Venus, 365 Ways To Keep Your Love Alive

Author: John Gray Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/01/1999

It's not easy keeping the romance in your relationship but with John Gray's help you can be loving every single day of the year. With 365 romantic tips guaranteed to keep your lover happy and interested this little book is essential for eveyone who cares about keeping their love alive.

Pocketbook of Hair and Scalp Diseases An Illustrated Guide

Pocketbook of Hair and Scalp Diseases An Illustrated Guide

Author: John Gray Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/11/1998

General practioners are often the first stop for patients with hair and scalp problems. However, most GPs have little, if any knowledge and training in this field. This small pocket book is a clear, well written text for quick reference, with a guide to diagnosis and suggestions as to the current best treatments available. The book provides information about the physiology of hair and hair defects, advice on carrying out an examination, hair loss and cosmetic damage. The author then goes on to describe dermatological disorders of the scalp and their management. It is highly visual, containing many photographs and micro-graphs to aid the non-specialist in diagnosis. This book is designed for primary care practice, but will also be of use to junior dermatologists and other doctors working in this area.

Mars And Venus Starting Over A Practical Guide for Finding Love Again After a painful Breakup, Divorce, or the Loss of a Loved One.

Mars And Venus Starting Over A Practical Guide for Finding Love Again After a painful Breakup, Divorce, or the Loss of a Loved One.

Author: John Gray Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/07/1998

Everybody wants a love that will last forever. . . but for many reasons relationships end. Each year millions of people are widowed, break up with their long-term partner or get divorced. The healing period after such a loss can be difficult, but getting over the grief, anger and pain can be much easier with expert help. In this book, relationship expert and dynamo John Gray offers comfort and empowering advice on how to overcome loss and gain the confidence to meet new people and engage in new relationships. There is hope. For the millions of newly single people in the UK, Mars and Venus Single Again is like a lifeguard at the dating pool.

Hayek on Liberty

Hayek on Liberty

Author: John Gray Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/05/1998

Not available since the 1980s, this up-dated edition by the leading political philosopher, John Gray, outlines his new position on Hayek. In a substantial new chapter, Gray assesses how far the historical development of the last ten years can be deployed in a critique of Hayek's thought. His reassessment is not only a provoking study of a classical philosopher. It is also a timely contribution to the debate over the future of conservatism, as Gray argues that Hayekian liberalism - 'the most well-articulated political theory of the new right' - is flawed.

Endgames Questions in Late Modern Political Thought

Endgames Questions in Late Modern Political Thought

Author: John Gray Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/03/1997

In this book John Gray argues that we live in a time of endings for the ideologies that governed the modern period. The Enlightenment projects of universal emancipation animates all the political doctrines and movements that are central in contemporary western societies. Yet it does not reflect the reality of the plural world in which we live. The western cultural hegemony which the Enlightenment embodied is coming to a close. Western liberal societies are not precursors of a universal civilization, but only one form of life among many in the late modern world. Our inherited stock of political ideas no longer tracks that world. The crisis of New Right thought is as profound as that of the Left. Green theorists and communitarian thinkers have not understood the deep diversity and intractable conflicts of contemporary societies. And postmodernists, whose thought is ruled by the dated utopias of the modern period, do not engage with the real conditions of the world's emerging postmodern societies. Late modern thought occurs in an interregnum between modern projects that are no longer credible and postmodern realities that many find intolerable. John Gray suggests that some Enlightenment hopes of progress must be extinguished if we are to learn to respect cultural diversity and accept ecological limits. Respect for the Earth and for other species and cultures means abandoning the utopian and arcadian projects that haunt modern thought. We should aim to moderate the impact of human activity on the Earth while alleviating the unavoidable evils of human life. Yet the hubris which treats the Earth as an instrument of human purposes, and which regards other cultures as approximations to a universal civilization, embodies ancient and powerful traditions. John Gray's aim is to question these traditions and thereby to prepare our thinking for a time of beginnings.

Mars And Venus In Love Inspiring and Heartfelt Stories of Relationships That Work

Mars And Venus In Love Inspiring and Heartfelt Stories of Relationships That Work

Author: John Gray Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/09/1996

John Gray has become a publishing phenomenon. His first book, MEN ARE FROM MARS, WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS is still a No 1 New York Times bestseller after 3 years, and is in the UK Top 100 too. He is renowned as THE international relationships guru. John Gray has brought a powerful message to millions of people across the world. He explains how better communication and the recognition of men and women's different emotional needs leads to greater intimacy. In MARS AND VENUS IN LOVE, all those who embraced his ideas will see them in action in first-person stories told by people who, using his advice and counsel, have created fulfilling, healthy and loving relationships. After the incredible response to his work, Dr Gray thought the success of some couples might inspire others like them. Readers will find hope, encouragement and humour in this collection of experiences, which everyone who has ever had difficulty communicating with the opposite sex will find something to identify with.

Mars And Venus Together Forever Relationship Skills for Lasting Love

Mars And Venus Together Forever Relationship Skills for Lasting Love

Author: John Gray Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/08/1996

This repackaged, retitled version of WHAT YOUR MOTHER COULDN'T TELL YOU AND YOUR FATHER DIDN'T KNOW brings the book firmly into line with John Gary's existing Mars and Venus classics, and has proved immensley successful in the states. This enticing book by America's phenomenally successful relationships guru explains how we can all have exciting, happy and everlasting relationships. In it he reveals: *what women need most and what men want *masculine skills for listening without getting upset *feminine skills for talking so a man will listen *seven secrets of lasting passion *dance steps for lasting intimacy Brimming with humour, exercises and profound common sense, this book will help to get men and women talking, loving and communicating and will keep loving couples 'together forever'.

Post-Liberalism Studies in Political Thought

Post-Liberalism Studies in Political Thought

Author: John Gray Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/04/1996

John Gray has become one of our liveliest and most influential political philosophers. This current volume is a sequel to his Liberalisms: Essays in Political Philosophy. The earlier book ended on a sceptical note, both in respect of what a post-liberal political philosophy might look like, and with respect to the claims of political philosophy itself. John Gray's new book gives post-liberal theory a more definite content. It does so by considering particular thinkers in the history of political thought, by criticizing the conventional wisdom, liberal and socialist, of the Western academic class, and most directly by specifying what remains of value in liberalism. The upshot of this line of thought is that we need not regret the failure of foundationalist liberalism, since we have all we need in the historic inheritance of the institutions of civil society. It is to the practice of liberty that these institutions encompass, rather than to empty liberal theory, that we should repair.

Mill on Liberty: A Defence

Mill on Liberty: A Defence

Author: John Gray Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/03/1996

Mill on Liberty was first published in 1983 and has become a classic of Mill commentary. The second edition reproduces the text of the first in full, and in paperback for the first time. To this, John Gray adds an extensive postscript which defends the interpretation of Mill set out in the first edition, but develops radical criticisms of the substance of Millian and other liberalism. The new edition is intended as a contribution to the current debate about the foundations of liberalism, and it looks closely at the recent seminal contributions to liberal thought by Raz, Feinberg, Rawls and Berlin. Central to its argument is Gray's contention that, like other liberalisms that ground themselves on an ideal of autonomy or individuality, Millian liberalism has a Eurocentric bias that cannot be given rational justification. Gray addresses the question of whether any form of liberal theory, can, in fact, avoid the bias, and concludes that it cannot. This book will be indispensable both to those familiar with On Liberty and to those coming to it for the first time. In addition, the book will also be of great interest to moral and political theorists, to students of law and jurisprudence and to intellectual historians.

What Your Mother Couldn't Tell You And Your Father Didn't Know A Practical Guide to Improving Communication Between the Sexes

What Your Mother Couldn't Tell You And Your Father Didn't Know A Practical Guide to Improving Communication Between the Sexes

Author: John Gray Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/07/1995

A cross between Deborah Tannen's YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND and a Relate guide, this well-written, accessible book by America's phenomenally successful relationships guru provides essential strategies for maintaining a fulfilled relationship. A generation ago it was common to sacrifice personal fulfilment for the sake of preserving the relationship. Now, with dramatically changed roles for men and women, divorce has become the common 'solution'. Gray maintains neither is the answer and, without resorting to meaningless jargon, pinpoints the seven essential rules for long-lasting monogamy.

Beyond the New Right Markets, Government and the Common Environment

Beyond the New Right Markets, Government and the Common Environment

Author: John Gray Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/11/1994

John Gray is now established as one of the UK's leading political thinkers. For over a decade he has been asssociated with the ideas and think-tanks of the New Right. In this book he presents both a criticism of the ideological excesses of New Right ideology and a radical critique of the New Right itself, developed from the standpoint of traditional conservatism. All the major thinkers and themes of the New Right are examined, together with many major issues of current public policy - such as the growth of the underclass, the future of the welfare state and the role of government in education and culture. The author also argues that there are deep affinities between conservative ideology and Green thought. He advances radical proposals for the preservation and renewal of common life for an age in which the ideals of modernism, including continuous economic growth, are decreasingly viable. He expresses his conviction that conservative philosophy will find its future in dissociating itelf from the neo-liberalism that has lately dominated policy, and returning to the task of redefining traditional values.

Action Art A Bibliography of Artists' Performance from Futurism to Fluxus and Beyond

Action Art A Bibliography of Artists' Performance from Futurism to Fluxus and Beyond

Author: John Gray Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/05/1993

This comprehensive international bibliography is the first to attempt documentation of this diverse field, covering the history of Artist's Performance. It focuses on its early twentieth-century antecedents in such movements as Futurism, Dada, Russian Constructivism, and the Bauhaus as well as its peak period in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s with such developments as Gutai, Fluxus, Viennese Actionism, Situationism, and Guerrilla Art Action. Major emphasis is also given to sources on 115 individual performance artists and groups. More than 3700 entries document print and media materials dating from 1914 to 1992. Organized for maximum accessibility, the sources are also extensively cross-referenced and are indexed by artist, subject, title, and author. Three appendices identify reference works, libraries, and archives, and addenda material not found in the book text, and two others list artists by country and by group or collective.

Fire Music A Bibliography of the New Jazz, 1959-1990

Fire Music A Bibliography of the New Jazz, 1959-1990

Author: John Gray Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/09/1991

The first bibliography devoted to a single jazz genre or era, Fire Music is concerned with the music of the jazz avant-gardists such as John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman, Cecil Taylor, and Sun Ra. It makes accessible the most extensive and up-to-date scholarship of the New Jazz beginning in the 1950s. Included are materials on such topics as jazz collectives and the New York loft scene, as well as jazz in specific countries and regions and a lengthy section of biographical and critical studies on more than 400 artists and ensembles from around the world. Organized by subject and artist, the over 7,100 sources are further divided by type of materials, including films, video, and audio cassettes as well as books, dissertations, and journal and newspaper articles in all major Western languages. A New Jazz Chronology places events in the jazz world in a social, political, and musical context; and a section on African-American Cultural History and the Arts provides background materials. Appendixes offer general reference sources, a directory of archives and research centers, and lists that classify artists by country and instrument. Indexes of artists, subjects, and authors complete the work.

J.S. Mill's On Liberty in Focus

J.S. Mill's On Liberty in Focus

Author: John Gray Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/07/1991

This volume brings together J.S. Mills On Liberty and a selection of important essays by such eminent scholars as Isaiah Berlin, Alan Ryan, John Rees, C.L. Ten and Richard Wollheim. As well as providing authoritative commentary upon On Liberty, the essays reflect a broader debate about the philosophical foundations of Mill's liberalism, particularly the question of the connection betweenMill's professed utilitarianism and his commitment to individual liberty. Introduced and edited by John Gray and G.W. Smith, the book will be of interest to students of Mill, to ethical and political philosophers and to anyone interested in the contemporary status of liberalism.

African Music A Bibliographical Guide to the Traditional, Popular, Art, and Liturgical Musics of Sub-Saharan Africa

African Music A Bibliographical Guide to the Traditional, Popular, Art, and Liturgical Musics of Sub-Saharan Africa

Author: John Gray Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/04/1991

African Music is devoted to ethnographic, anthropological, musicological, and popular studies of sub-Saharan African music from the 1890s to the present. The bibliography is organized into six basic sections. Section one covers works on cultural policy and the performing arts in sub-Saharan Africa, while section two provides a selected guide to works on ethnomusicology. Section three, the largest, deals with general works and regional/country studies of traditional sub-Saharan musics, defined most simply as the local village or rural musics of West, Central, Southern, and East Africa. General and regional/country studies of African pop music as well as biographical and critical studies of 275 popular musicians and groups are covered in section four. Section five focuses on the acculturated or art music traditions of Africa's Westernized elite, citing both general works and biographical/critical studies on African composers and performers. The sixth, and final, music section covers general studies on African church, or liturgical music. The items cited in these six sections range from books, dissertations, unpublished papers, and periodical and newspaper articles, to films, videotapes, and audiotapes in all of the major Western languages as well as several African ones. The three appendixes deal, respectively, with reference works on African music and culture; archives and research centers; and a selected discography listing both traditional and popular music recordings and outlets where they may be found. Four indexes--ethnic group, subject, artist and author--complete the work and provide a key to its 5,800 entries. By covering works from 1732 to the present, African Music offers not only the most up-to-date scholarship on the subject, but also the most comprehensive coverage currently available. It offers a much-needed, and long overdue resource for students, scholars, and librarians seeking to understand the musics of sub-Saharan Africa.

Blacks in Film and Television A Pan-African Bibliography of Films, Filmmakers, and Performers

Blacks in Film and Television A Pan-African Bibliography of Films, Filmmakers, and Performers

Author: John Gray Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/09/1990

This is a comprehensive guide to the black experience both on film and behind the camera. More than 6,000 entries documenting global film activity from 1919 to 1990 offer historical perspective on the black image in film, bibliographical material on filmmakers and individual artists, and exciting information on newly emerging talent throughout the world. Drawing on a wide variety of resource materials, the study furnishes extensive coverage of developments in filmmaking in Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, Europe, and the Caribbean, followed by a thorough examination of the African-American film experience. Two appendixes provide supplementary data on reference works, and names and addresses of notable film resource centers. Four indexes keyed by artist, title, subject, and author complete the work, which proves to be a valuable reference work for scholars and historians in the field of blacks in film.

Black Theatre and Performance A Pan-African Bibliography

Black Theatre and Performance A Pan-African Bibliography

Author: John Gray Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/02/1990

This volume represents the first major bibliography on Black theatre and performance in Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe, and Canada. Unlike previous bibliographies on the topic, this work gives equal weight to Africa and the African Diaspora, and to biographical/critical material and play texts themselves. John Gray has collected more than 4,000 entries from a broad range of media, books, dissertations and theses, unpublished papers, periodical and newspaper articles, films, and videotapes. More than 650 playwrights and theatre groups from 45 countries are featured, as are performance genres that range from masquerades and carnival celebrations to the most recent works of noted playwrights such as Wole Soyinka and Derek Walcott. The work is organized into two categories: studies of specific geographic areas and countries, and materials on individual playwrights. Within these categories, works cited are further divided according to the type of material, such as book, journal, or dissertation. Also included are a listing of major bibliographies on African-American theatre, and two appendices that cite reference works and provide a regional listing of African and African Diaspora playwrights and theatre companies. A set of four indexes, covering artists, play titles, subjects, and authors of cited works, conclude the book and provide easy access to its comprehensive listings. This unique work will be an important resource for courses in African studies, theatre arts, and minority and ethnic studies. It will also be a useful addition to the reference collections of college, university, and public libraries.

Ashe, Traditional Religion and Healing in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Diaspora: A Classified International Bibliography

Ashe, Traditional Religion and Healing in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Diaspora: A Classified International Bibliography

Author: John Gray Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/07/1989

This bibliography is the most comprehensive available on the subject of African and Afro-American traditional religion and healing. By covering works from 1760 to the present, this bibliography offers not only the most up-to-date information on the subject, but also the most complete bibliographic survey of Afro-Caribbean and Afro-Latin religious traditions yet compiled. Consequently, researchers will be able to begin to develop an understanding of one of the most important cultural components of the rapidly growing Caribbean population in the United States. Nearly 6,000 entries on all aspects of the black religious heritage cite, in seven different languages, the broadest range of media possible, e.g. films, videos, books, dissertations, unpublished papers, and periodical and newspaper articles. Included are sections on art, music, dance, and theatre, as well as a selected list of works on related topics such as trance and spirit possession, comparative religion, and glossolalia. Created with the researcher in mind, Ashe is divided into such general categories as regional studies, ethnic group studies, and a number of more specialized subject categories. This reference work will also offer a key to those interested in understanding the tremendous growth of African-derived religious traditions in South America and their long-range sociopolitical ramifications. For students and scholars of Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, and Afro-America, whether they be anthropologists, sociologists, health care workers, ethnomusicologists, or historians, this bibliography offers a much needed resource guide to one of the most vital facets of black world culture.

Blacks in Classical Music A Bibliographical Guide to Composers, Performers, and Ensembles

Blacks in Classical Music A Bibliographical Guide to Composers, Performers, and Ensembles

Author: John Gray Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/06/1988

The first in a projected series of idiom-specific bibliographies in black music, this work treats classical music. It is a comprehensive index to newspaper and periodical indexes, biographical dictionaries, bibliographies, dissertations and theses, music collections, and published discographies...Scholars, researchers, students, and reference librarians will find that this guide makes searching easier; bibliographers will welcome its detailed and helpful bibliographies...A very fine addition for all music and academic libraries. Choice This comprehensive guide is the first to cover the full range of black activity in classical music, with more than 4,000 references to over 300 performers and ensembles. Compiler John Gray has organized a wealth of resources spanning from the mid-eighteenth century to the present, and ranging geographically from Europe and Africa to the United States, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Containing sections on composers, conductors, individual instrumentalists, symphony orchestras, opera singers and companies, the work builds on earlier research in this long-neglected subject, and brings the black musical legacy to new levels of prominence and accessibility.

Local Boy Makes Good

Local Boy Makes Good

Author: John Gray Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/1987

This book does more than collect three of John Gray's musical plays in one volume. In his preface to each play, and in his charming and wide-ranging introduction, Gray takes this opportunity to offer his readers some startling insights into the process by which his plays have come about; into his ongoing concern that his audiences not experience his musicals as art, but as a way of recognizing something about their lives and the lives of those with whom they share their community, and into his own evolution as a playwright--how a boy from Truro, Nova Scotia, who got his start by failing music and playing in local bands named after fast American cars, stepped into the stage lights of Toronto, New York and London by daring to do something that everybody said wouldn't work.

Billy Bishop Goes to War

Billy Bishop Goes to War

Author: John Gray, Eric Peterson Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/1982

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