Author: Christopher R. Martin
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Christopher R. Martin argues that the mainstream news media (and the large corporations behind them) put the labor movement in a bad light even while avoiding the appearance of bias. Martin has found that the news media construct "common ground" narratives between labor and management positions by reporting on labor relations from a consumer perspective.Martin identifies five central storytelling frames using this consumer orientation that repeatedly emerged in the news media coverage of major labor stories in the 1990s: the 1991 94 shutdown of the General Motors Willow Run Assembly Plant in Ypsilanti, Michigan; the 1993 American Airlines flight attendant strike; the 1994 95 Major League Baseball strike, the 1997 United Parcel Service strike, and the 1999 protests against the World Trade Organization's conference in Seattle.In Martin's view, the news media's consumer "take" on the labor movement has the effect of submerging issues of citizenship, political activity, and class relations, and elevating issues of consumption and the myth of a class-free America. Instead of facilitating a public sphere, the democratic ideal in which the public can engage in discovery and rational-critical debate, Martin says, news organizations have fostered a consumer sphere, in which public discourse and action is defined in terms of consumer interests the impact of strikes, lock-outs, shut-downs, and protests on the general consumer economy and the price, quality, and availability of things such as automobiles, airline flights, and baseball tickets."
Author: Gordon Korman
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
The hilarious third SWINDLE book - now in paperback! Griffin Bing's new principal doesn't like him. And Griffin doesn't like the boot camp football atmosphere the new principal has brought. Griffin manages to stay out of trouble -- until a Super Bowl ring disappears from the school's display case, with Griffin's retainer left in its place. Griffin has been framed! Unfortunately, the Man doesn't have a Plan - and everything his team tries to find out who really took the ring backfires. Griffin ends up in an alternate school, then under house arrest, and finally with an electronic anklet - with no way to prove his innocence! Griffin smells a rat - but will he be able to solve the mystery in time?
Author: Frank Cottrell Boyce
Publisher: Harper Collins
A few things to know about Dylan He is the only boy in his entire town. His best friends are two pet chickens. Criminal instincts run in his family. And one more small thing about nine-year-old Dylan—the crime of the century has just fallen into his lap.
Author: Tim Schoonard
What would you do if your faith was put to the test; everything you believed in was turned upside down; and you suddenly found yourself under arrest and on trial for the crime of being a Catholic? Would there be enough evidence to convict you? The Prosecutor of Michigan's remote Keweenaw County thought so. In 2010, following the process set forth by the United States Council of Catholic Bishops, a father trustingly made a report of attempted sexual abuse by a monk of a Ukrainian monastery on behalf of his young daughter, with the Ukrainian Catholic Diocese of St. Nicholas in Chicago. What happened after that has been said to be one of the most documented cases of religious persecution of a Catholic in America in recent history. With the suspense of a detective novel, FRAMED shares victim-author Tim Schoonard's incredible true story; chronicling the events surrounding his arrest and criminal prosecution in Keweenaw County, after he was framed for extortion by Ukrainian Catholic Church officials in what was revealed to be an elaborate attempt to cover up misconduct complaints against one of their clergy. Being betrayed or injured by trusted Church leaders can often lead to blaming the entire Catholic Church for the evil actions of a few. Standing together against overwhelming odds, in a remarkable testimony to faith and family, Tim Schoonard shares his family's struggles with faith, the long and difficult road to healing, and the decisions they made to stay firmly Catholic. Against the backdrop of the real-life courtroom drama, FRAMED gives witness to how times like these can reveal for those who seek it, God's manifest mercy, grace, and blessings in ways we would never expect.
Author: Orit Kamir
Publisher: Duke University Press
DIVTheorizes the emerging field at the intersection of law and film through a detailed, feminist analysis of masterpiece films about law from around the world./div
Author: James Ponti
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
In Washington, D.C., twelve-year-old Florian Bates, a consulting detective for the FBI, and his best friend Margaret must uncover the truth behind a series of private middle school pranks that may or may not involve the daughter of the President of the United States.
Author: Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
The New York Times bestseller – now in paperback, with a new afterword “A must-read for those who care about justice and integrity in our public institutions.” —Alan M. Dershowitz, Esq. The Definitive Story of One of the Most Infamous Murders of the Twentieth Century and the Heartbreaking Miscarriage of Justice That Followed On Halloween, 1975, fifteen-year-old Martha Moxley’s body was found brutally murdered outside her home in swanky Greenwich, Connecticut. Twenty-seven years after her death, the State of Connecticut spent some $25 million to convict her friend and neighbor, Michael Skakel, of the murder. The trial ignited a media firestorm that transfixed the nation. Now Skakel’s cousin Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., solves the baffling whodunit and clears Michael Skakel’s name. In this revised edition, which includes developments following the Connecticut Supreme Court decision, Kennedy chronicles how Skakel was railroaded amidst a media frenzy and a colorful cast of characters—from a crooked cop and a narcissistic defense attorney to a parade of perjuring witnesses.
Author: Eva Hagberg
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
Twenty-five recent residential projects from around the United States take the concept of “green living” to the next architectural level. Going beyond the simple use of sustainable materials, these houses are designed to frame a very particular vision of nature for their owners that brings them as close as possible to nature while remaining indoors. Featured are dynamic designs by today's most energetic architectural firms including ARO, Tod Williams/Billie Tsien, Diller Scofidio + Renfro as well as up-and-coming smaller firms. Houses vary in scale, complexity, and site to give a broad survey of the potential of this cutting-edge approach.
Author: Hari Singh
Publisher: Human Resource Development
Solve an Intriguing Mystery and Master How to Make Smart Choices In this unique book, Dr. Hari Singh--a noted business professor--uses an engrossing fictional setting to make the concepts of decision-making interesting and easy-to-absorb. The book consists of 20 chapters in which a murder mystery unfolds. Youll learn the importance of using both your mind and your heart or intuition in making decisions. The foundation of the novel consists of seven critical concepts that are introduced and applied in the mystery: Framing or conceptualizing the issue creatively Anchoring or relying on reference points Cause and effect Taste for risk preference and the role of chance Negotiation and the importance of trust Evaluating decisions by a process Tracking relevant feedback A fresh, new approach to decision-making "Framed!" presents key concepts of critical importance in a refreshing and meaningful way--including thinking outside a conventional frame, proactively seeking feedback about your decisions, avoiding post-decision regret and facing up to your mistakes and biases. The book draws extensively on the rich and diverse literature available on decision-making spanning psychology, economics and the management sciences. The thought-provoking quotations at the beginning of each chapter set the stage for the discussions to follow. Helpful resources include a glossary of terms, a conceptual overview and references. In addition, key questions at the end of the book challenge readers to reflect on their own decision-making process, such as: Do you normally gravit
Author: Ronnie O'Sullivan
Fast paced and full of grit, this is the first crime novel from the UK's most charismatic sporting genius. WHEN THE GAME IS MURDER, YOU CAN'T AFFORD TO LOSE. An innocent man. Frankie James is a young man with a lot on his shoulders. His mother disappeared when he was sixteen; his father's in jail for armed robbery; and he owes rent on the Soho snooker club he inherited to one of London's toughest gangsters. A brutal murder. And things are about to get a whole lot worse when Frankie's brother Jack is accused of killing a bride-to-be. He needs to find out who framed Jack and why; but that means entering the sordid world of bent coppers, ruthless mobsters and twisted killers. But in the dog-eat-dog underworld of 1990s Soho, is he tough enough, and smart enough to come out on top? If you like Martina Cole and Kimberley Chambers, you'll LOVE this.
Author: Gordon Korman
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Ocean's 11 . . . with 11-year-olds, in a super stand-alone heist caper from Gordon Korman! After a mean collector named Swindle cons him out of his most valuable baseball card, Griffin Bing must put together a band of misfits to break into Swindle's compound and recapture the card. There are many things standing in their way -- a menacing guard dog, a high-tech security system, a very secret hiding place, and their inability to drive -- but Griffin and his team are going to get back what's rightfully his . . . even if hijinks ensue. This is Gordon Korman at his crowd-pleasing best, perfect for readers who like to hoot, howl, and heist.
Author: James Ponti
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Florian Bates—the only kid on the FBI Director’s speed dial and several international criminals’ most wanted lists—must save his friend from being framed for a crime he didn’t commit in this hilarious third novel in the Framed! series. Middle school is hard. Solving cases for the FBI is even harder. Doing both at the same time, well that’s just crazy. But that doesn’t stop Florian Bates! Along with his best friend, and Watson to his Sherlock, Margaret, Florian’s making the case that kids can do anything. When Florian and Margaret’s FBI supervisor, Marcus Rivers, is accused of a crime, it’s up to this mystery solving duo to jump into action and clear his name, because Marcus is more than their boss—he’s family. The case involves one of Marcus’s first investigations for the FBI and a Russian spy ring. However, when the spy they are chasing learns what they’re up to, the tables are turned, and Marcus finds himself implicated in a variety of crimes, including theft, corruption, and espionage. For Florian and Margaret, it just got personal. They’re going to catch the spy and clear Marcus’s name…even if they have to break into (and out of) the Library of Congress to do it.
Author: Trinh T. Minh-ha, Thi Minh-Ha Trinh
Publisher: Psychology Press
Framer Framed brings together for the first time the scripts and detailed visuals of three of Trinh Minh-ha's provocative films: Reassemblage, Naked Spaces--Living is Round, and Surname Viet Given Name Nam.
Author: Ray Sclafani
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Reframe "wealth management" to achieve sustainable success in financial services You've Been Framed™ is a step-by-step guide for achieving ultimate profitability and sustainability for your financial advisory firm. Whether you're a savvy entrepreneur ready to dominate your competitors, or a more experienced advisor moving toward selling your practice, this guide will help you proactively reframe your business. You'll learn how to grow your pipeline of prospects, win the next generation of clients, and deepen your business so it can thrive without you—leaving you free to pursue what matters to you. Build your business on a holistic foundation of wealth management and assemble the team that will take you to the top as you develop a whole new perspective from which to offer your services. Transform your role from "directive advisor" to "trusted advocate." Completely shift the paradigm, and make yourself the de facto solution to your clients' wealth management issues. Whether it's the firm with which you're affiliated or the types of products and services you offer, you've been "framed." As a wealth management advisor, your clients have little understanding of what you do or why you do it. Even your team may have the wrong idea. This book helps you clarify and demonstrate the value of your knowledge and skills, so you can frame your work on your own terms. Build and showcase your enterprise value Renew client relationships and attract new demographics Become a leader with proven team-building tools Shift your role from advisor to advocate If you haven't effectively led discussions to co-create what your business stands for—and what differentiates it from competitors—you're losing talent, prospects, and business. You've Been Framed™ gives you the perspective you need to thrive in the new financial environment, and achieve sustainable success.