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Insatiable Appetites

Author: Stuart Woods

Publisher: Penguin


Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Secrets and seduction are temptations Stone Barrington can’t resist, and in this action-packed thriller in the #1 New York Times bestselling series, he encounters plenty of both... It’s a time of unexpected change for Stone Barrington. A recent venture has achieved a great victory, but is immediately faced with a new challenge: an underhanded foe who’s determined to wreak havoc at any cost. Meanwhile, when Stone finds himself responsible for distributing the estate of a respected friend and mentor, the process unearths secrets that range from merely surprising to outright alarming. And when a lethal beauty from Stone’s past resurfaces, there’s no telling what chaos will follow in her wake...

Insatiable Appetites

Imperial Encounters with Cannibals in the North Atlantic World

Author: Kelly L. Watson

Publisher: NYU Press


Category: History

Page: 288

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A comparative history of cross-cultural encounters and the critical role of cannibalism in the early modern period. Cannibalism, for medieval and early modern Europeans, was synonymous with savagery. Humans who ate other humans, they believed, were little better than animals. The European colonizers who encountered Native Americans described them as cannibals as a matter of course, and they wrote extensively about the lurid cannibal rituals they claim to have witnessed. In this definitive analysis, Kelly L. Watson argues that the persistent rumors of cannibalism surrounding Native Americans served a specific and practical purpose for European settlers. These colonizers had to forge new identities for themselves in the Americas and find ways to not only subdue but also co-exist with native peoples. They established hierarchical categories of European superiority and Indian inferiority upon which imperial power in the Americas was predicated. In her close read of letters, travel accounts, artistic renderings, and other descriptions of cannibals and cannibalism, Watson focuses on how gender, race, and imperial power intersect within the figure of the cannibal. Watson reads cannibalism as a part of a dominant European binary in which civilization is rendered as male and savagery is seen as female, and she argues that as Europeans came to dominate the New World, they continually rewrote the cannibal narrative to allow for a story in which the savage, effeminate, cannibalistic natives were overwhelmed by the force of virile European masculinity. Original and historically grounded, Insatiable Appetites uses the discourse of cannibalism to uncover the ways in which difference is understood in the West.

Insatiable Appetite

The United States and the Ecological Degradation of the Tropical World

Author: Richard P. Tucker

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield


Category: History

Page: 267

View: 763

This book presents a comprehensive and critical historical overview of the role played by the US as a developer and consumer of tropical nature.

Insatiable Appetites

Twentieth-century American Women's Bestsellers

Author: Madonne M. Miner

Publisher: Praeger


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 158

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The women's bestseller has become the acknowledged literary phenomenon of the last half-century. Madonne M. Miner takes the first critical look at this development and offers a serious reading of five of the most famous twentieth-century women's bestsellers--Gone with the Wind, Forever Amber, Peyton Place, Valley of the Dolls, and Scruples. She outlines repeated plot structures, image patterns, and thematic concerns. From these Miner constructs a twentieth-century white middle-class American woman's story, suggests ways in which female readers respond to women's bestsellers, and proposes a matrilineal linkage between the novels.

Insatiable Appetite: Food as Cultural Signifier in the Middle East and Beyond

Author: Kirill Dmitriev

Publisher: BRILL


Category: History

Page: 374

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Insatiable Appetite: Food as Cultural Signifier in the Middle East and Beyond explores the cultural ramifications of food and foodways in the Mediterranean and Arab-Muslim countries.

Hunger, Appetite and the Politics of the Renaissance Stage

Author: Matt Williamson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press


Category: Drama

Page: 280

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Matthew Williamson's book argues that the representation of hunger and appetite was central to political debate in early modern drama.

Plato's Craft of Justice

Author: Richard D. Parry

Publisher: SUNY Press


Category: Political Science

Page: 268

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This book traces the development of Plato's analogy between craft and virtue from Euthydemus and Gorgias through the central books of the Republic. It shows that Plato's middle dialogues develop and extend, rather than reject, philosophical positions taken in the early dialogues.

Power, Pleasure, and Profit

Insatiable Appetities from Machiavelli to Madison

Author: David Wootton

Publisher: Harvard University Press


Category: Political Science

Page: 368

View: 354

David Wootton guides us through four centuries of Western thought to show how new ideas about politics, ethics, and economics stepped into a gap opened up by religious conflict and the Scientific Revolution. As ideas about godliness and Aristotelian virtue faded, theories about the rational pursuit of power, pleasure, and profit moved to the fore.

Insatiable Appetites

A Stone Barrington Novel

Author: Stuart Woods



Category: Barrington, Stone (Fictitious character)

Page: 404

View: 456

It's a time of unexpected change for Stone Barrington. After a recent victory, he's immediately faced with a new challenge: an underhanded foe determined to wreak havoc at any cost. Meanwhile, Stone is distributing the estate of a respected friend and mentor when the process unearths secrets that range from merely surprising to outright alarming. Then a lethal beauty from Stone's past resurfaces, and there's no telling what chaos will follow in her wake.

Biosocial Theories of Crime

Author: KevinM. Beaver

Publisher: Routledge


Category: History

Page: 522

View: 952

Biosocial criminology is an emerging perspective that highlights the interdependence between genetic and environmental factors in the etiology of antisocial behaviors. However, given that biosocial criminology has only recently gained traction among criminologists, there has not been any attempt to compile some of the "classic" articles on this topic. Beaver and Walsh's edited volume addresses this gap in the literature by identifying some of the most influential biosocial criminological articles and including them in a single resource. The articles covered in this volume examine the connection between genetics and crime, evolutionary psychology and crime, and neuroscience and crime. This volume will be a valuable resource for anyone interested in understanding the causes of crime from a biosocial criminological perspective.

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