The Dictionary of Alternatives

Author: Doctor Martin Parker
Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.
ISBN: 1848136471
Format: PDF, Mobi
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'There is no alternative to free market liberalism and managerialism', is the orthodoxy of the twenty-first century. All too often, ordinary people across the world are being told that the problem of organization is already solved, or that it is being solved somewhere else, or that it need not concern them because they have no choices. This dictionary provides those who disagree with the evidence. Using hundreds of entries and cross-references, it proves that there are many alternatives to the way that we currently organize ourselves. These alternatives could be expressed as fictional utopias, they could be excavated from the past, or they could be described in terms of the contemporary politics of anti-corporate protest, environmentalism, feminism and localism. Part reference work, part source book, and part polemic, this dictionary provides a rich understanding of the ways in which fiction, history and today's politics provide different ways of thinking about how we can and should organize for the coming century.

The Dictionary of Concise Writing

Author: Robert Hartwell Fiske
Publisher: Marion Street Press
ISBN: 1933338121
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Provides basic writing guidelines, tips on reducing wordiness, and a dictionary of phrases and their alternatives.

The Dimwit s Dictionary

Author: Robert Hartwell Fiske
Publisher: Marion Street Press
ISBN: 1933338113
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This compilation of thousands of overused words and phrases, and alternatives to them, is the ultimate tool for the writer who seeks to weed out common, tired, language and replace it with crisp, concise writing. Humorous examples of bad language make for great browsing, while readers can also look up specific clichés and find fresh options.

The Routledge Companion to Alternative Organization

Author: Martin Parker
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135005397
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Despite the Great Recession, slightly different forms of global capitalism are still portrayed as the only game in town by the vast majority of people in power in the world today. Unbridled growth, trade liberalisation, and competition are advocated as the only or best ways of organizing the contemporary world. Unemployment, yawning gaps between rich and poor, political disengagement, and environmental devastation are too often seen as acceptable ‘side effects’ of the dominance of neo-liberalism. But the reality is that capitalism has always been contested and that people have created many other ways of providing for themselves. This book explores economic and organizational possibilities which extend far beyond the narrow imagination of economists and management theorists. Chapters on co-operatives, community currencies, the transition movement, scrounging, co-housing and much more paints a rich picture of the ways in which another word is not only possible, but already taking shape. The aim of this companion is to move beyond complaining about the present and into exploring this diversity of organisational possibilities. Our starting point is a critical analysis of contemporary global capitalism is merely the opening for thinking about organizing as a form of politics by other means, and one that can be driven by the values of solidarity, freedom and responsibility. This comprehensive companion with an international cast of contributors gives voice to forms of organizing which remain unrepresented or marginalised in organizational studies and conventional politics, yet which offer more promising grounds for social and environmental justice. It is a valuable resource for students, activists and researchers interested in alternative approaches to economy and society in a variety of disciplinary and interdisciplinary fields.

To the Point A Dictionary of Concise Writing

Author: Robert Hartwell Fiske
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393242897
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The essential guide to writing succinctly. Who doesn’t hate wading through wordy paragraphs? Unfortunately, many writers don’t realize when they are padding their sentences and obscuring their meaning. Enter To the Point, the essential guide to writing succinctly. Featuring hundreds of new entries, this freshly updated edition is complete with: • A guide to the basics of writing concisely, including how to reduce the number of words in a phrase, substitute a single word for a phrase, and delete extraneous words and phrases. • The "Dictionary of Concise Writing," which gives concise alternatives to thousands of wordy phrases. Language expert Robert Hartwell Fiske uses each wordy phrase in a sentence and then rewrites or deletes the phrase entirely to show how the sentence can be improved. • The brand new "Guide to Obfuscation: A Reverse Dictionary," which helps writers build a more pithy vocabulary. To the Point is the perfect reference book for anyone who wants to communicate more effectively through clear and beautiful writing.

The Dimwit s Dictionary

Author: Robert Hartwell Fiske
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781933338989
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Provides a reference tool for writers with examples of overused words and phrases and poor vocabulary choices and alternative words and phrases that will provide more concise and lively prose.

New Choices In Natural Healing

Author: Bill Gottlieb
Publisher: Rodale Books
ISBN: 1623363322
Format: PDF, ePub
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The first book to take alternative medicine out of its mystical fringe and into the mainstream, New Choices in Natural Healing features more than 20 unique alternative remedies for each of 160 health problems, from acne to wrinkles, plus practical explanations of 20 natural therapies, from aromatherapy to vitamin therapy. Including 440 illustrations, New Choices in Natural Healing also covers: • Acupressure: pinpoint pain relief • Aromatherapy: relieve stress and tension • Ayurveda: a customized system of better health • Flower Therapy: heal the mind, and the body will follow • Food Therapy: harness the power to erase disease • Herbal Therapy: a healing partnership with Mother Nature • Homeopathy: medicines perhaps more powerful than prescriptions • Hydrotherapy: bathe yourself in natural healing • Imagery: picture yourself perfectly healthy • Juice Therapy: the curative essence of fruits and vegetables • Massage: hands-on healing for yourself and your family • Reflexology: speed restorative energy to organs and body parts • Relaxation and Meditation: achieve a higher state of health • Sound Therapy: soothe your body with music's gentle waves • Vitamin and Mineral Therapy: natural prescriptions for healing • Yoga: stretches for better health