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Learn the best way to defend yourself with these original tried-and-true methods Everyone has disagreements now and then, and in worst-case scenarios, even the simplest disagreements can turn physical. When walking away isn't an option, learn how to quickly and easily defend yourself with Original Self-Defense Methods: Practical Self-Defense. In this new edition of the classic self-defense guide, you'll learn how to defend yourself when: Being attacked from behind Being held up by a revolver [gun] Being struck in the face Being struck in the stomach Being attacked by a dog And more! You'll also read all about different arm holds, tips and tricks to get the upper hand over your assailant right from the start of the attack, and how to defend yourself without injuring your opponent. With the original photographs and easy-to-follow instructions in Original Self-Defense Methods: Practical Self-Defense, you'll never have to worry about what to do when facing an assault.
This collection highlights the contributions of women writers, editors and critics to periodical culture in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It explores women's role in shaping conversations about modernism and modernity across varied aesthetic and ideological registers, and foregrounds how such participation was shaped by a wide range of periodical genres. The essays focus on well-known publications and introduce those as yet obscure and understudied - including middlebrow and popular magazines, movement-based, radical papers, avant-garde titles and classic Little Magazines. Examining neglected figures and shining new light on familiar ones, the collection enriches our understanding of the role women played in the print culture of this transformative period.
With her documentaries and essay films since the late 1970s, Viennese filmmaker Ruth Beckermann has created an exciting and widely recognized body of personal/political cinema. Her work reflects on the relations between history and contemporaneity, on her life as a Jewish woman in postwar Austria and Europe, and on travelling and migration as modes of staying alive - literally as well as artistically. Beckermann's films speak about identity conflicts and the class struggle, about her family history in the Habsburg monarchy (The Paper Bridge) and the war generation as it confronts the crimes of the Werhrmacht (East of War). Most recently, she has turned her sights towards the deep love affair between two poets, Paul Celan und Ingeborg Bachmann, in 1950s Vienna (The Dreamed Ones). This is the first book about Ruth Beckermann's multifaceted oeuvre, with original essays by critics and literary writers, rare illustrations and documents, and an in-depth conversation with the artist. Also included are Beckermann's reflections on her current project, The Case of Kurt Waldheim.
The Description for this book, India's Political Economy, 1947-1977: The Gradual Revolution, will be forthcoming.
The Description for this book, Output, Input and Productivity Measurement: Conference on Research in Income and Wealth, will be forthcoming.
The Description for this book, Federal Lending and Loan Insurance, will be forthcoming.
The Description for this book, Public Finances: Needs, Sources and Utilization, will be forthcoming.