Good Neighbours

Author: W. Rose

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521141277

Category: Political Science

Page: 148

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This is the story of a full life in an English community, lived first and told afterwards, from within.

Good Neighbors

The Democracy of Everyday Life in America

Author: Nancy L. Rosenblum

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400881315

Category: Philosophy

Page: 312

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"Love thy neighbor" is an impossible exhortation. Good neighbors greet us on the street and do small favors, but neighbors also startle us with sounds at night and unleash their demons on us, they monitor and reproach us, and betray us to authorities. The moral principles prescribed for friendship, civil society, and democratic public life apply imperfectly to life around home, where we interact day to day without the formal institutions, rules of conduct, and means of enforcement that guide us in other settings. In Good Neighbors, Nancy Rosenblum explores how encounters among neighbors create a democracy of everyday life, which has been with us since the beginning of American history and is expressed in settler, immigrant, and suburban narratives and in novels, poetry, and popular culture. During disasters, like Hurricane Katrina, the democracy of everyday life is a resource for neighbors who improvise rescue and care. Degraded, this framework can give way to betrayal by neighbors, as faced by the Japanese Americans interned during World War II, or to terrible violence such as the lynching of African Americans. Under extreme conditions the barest act of neighborliness is a bulwark against total ethical breakdown. The elements of the democracy of everyday life—reciprocity, speaking out, and "live and let live"—comprise a democratic ideal not reducible to public principles of justice or civic virtue, but it is no less important. The democracy of everyday life, Rosenblum argues, is the deep substrate of democracy in America and can be its saving remnant.

Acts of Violence

Author: Ryan David Jahn

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 033053324X

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Katrina Marino is about to become America’s most infamous murder victim. This is Katrina’s story, and the story of her killer. It is also the story of Katrina’s neighbours, those who witnessed her murder and did nothing: the terrified Vietnam draftee; the woman who thinks she’s killed a child, and her husband who will risk everything for the truth; the former soldier planning suicide and the man who saves him. And others whose lives are touched by the crime: the elderly teacher whose past is catching up with him; the amateur blackmailer who’s about to find out just what sort of people he’s been threatening; the corrupt cop who believes he is God’s ‘red right hand’. Shocking and compassionate, angry and gripping, ACTS OF VIOLENCE is a sprawling, cinematic tour-de-force, a terrifying crime novel unlike any other.

Good Neighbors

Gentrifying Diversity in Boston's South End

Author: Sylvie Tissot

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 1781689490

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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Does gentrification destroy diversity? Or does it thrive on it? Boston’s South End, a legendary working-class neighborhood with the largest Victorian brick row house district in the United States and a celebrated reputation for diversity, has become in recent years a flashpoint for the problems of gentrification. It has born witness to the kind of rapid transformation leading to pitched battles over the class and race politics throughout the country and indeed the contemporary world. This subtle study of a storied urban neighborhood reveals the way that upper-middle-class newcomers have positioned themselves as champions of diversity, and how their mobilization around this key concept has reordered class divisions rather than abolished them. From the Hardcover edition.

Good Neighbors

A Novel

Author: Ryan David Jahn

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101528702

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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A compulsively readable debut crime novel inspired by the legendary real-life murder of Kitty Genovese At 4:00 A.M. on March 13, 1964, a young woman returning home from her shift at a local bar is attacked in the courtyard of her Queens apartment building. Her neighbors hear her cries; no one calls for help. Unfolding over the course of two hours, Good Neighbors is the story of the woman's last night. It is also the story of her neighbors, the bystanders who kept to themselves: the anxious Vietnam draftee; the former soldier planning suicide; the woman who thinks she's killed a child and her husband, who will risk everything for her. Revealing a fascinating cross-section of American society in expertly interlocking plotlines, Good Neighbors calls to mind the Oscar-winning movie Crash, and its suspense and profound sense of urban menace rank it with Hitchcock's Rear Window and the gritty crime novels of Dennis Lehane, Richard Price, and James Ellroy. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Regional Cooperation in the South Caucasus

Good Neighbours or Distant Relatives?

Author: Tracey German

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317069129

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

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The South Caucasus region, comprising the former Soviet states of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia occupies a key strategic location, squeezed between the Black and Caspian Seas, Iran, Russia and Turkey. Since the disintegration of the Soviet Union in 1991, the region has become an arena of geopolitical confrontation with regional powers such as Russia, Turkey and Iran vying for influence in the face of growing Western involvement. The Russian military intervention in Georgia in 2008 not only raised questions about Moscow's intentions towards its 'Near Abroad' and the future direction of its foreign policy, it also demonstrated that ostensibly local separatist disputes have serious ramifications for regional relations and the wider international community. In this book, German explores the extent of regional cooperation in the South Caucasus, analyses the reasons for the relative lack of regional cooperation and assesses the potential for deeper cooperation in the future.

Good Neighbors, Bad Times

Echoes of My Father's German Village

Author: Mimi Schwartz

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803226401

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 263

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Drawing on her father's stories about his boyhood in Germany, the author looks at the history of life in one small German village before, during and after the Nazis and at the integral relationships among Jewish and Christian neighbors, including the rescue of the town's Torah by Christians on Kristallnacht. Reprint.

Good Neighbours

Author: Richard Gordon

Publisher: House of Stratus

ISBN: 0755147073

Category: Fiction

Page: 60

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Dr Richard Gordon had no desire to leave the idyllic hop fields of Kent. However, after a decade living in suburbia he has come to love it. This is a hilarious account of the habits and customs of the residents of Britain's many suburbs. Gordon comically exposes the fundamental structures and motivations of suburban society.

Kin

Author: Holly Black,Ted Naifeh

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0439855624

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 117

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When her mother goes missing and her father is blamed for her disappearance, Rue Silver delves into her family's secret past and learns something incredible that changes her entire understanding of the world in which she lives. 30,000 first printing.

Good Neighbors

Affordable Family Housing

Author: Tom Jones

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: 268

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Based on the lauded AIA Design for Housing initiative and supported by an NEA grant, here is the first truly authoritative guide to modern affordable housing design. This landmark book provides architects, landscape architects, planners, developers, advocates, government officials, and policy makers with workable answers for the design of affordable, anesthetically pleasing housing. 300 color illus.

The Good Neighbour

Author: Beth Miller

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473501121

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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Everyone has secrets. How far will you go to protect yours? After living next to the neighbours from hell, Minette is overjoyed when Cath and her two children move in next door. Cath soon becomes her confidante, a kindred spirit, even her daughter’s babysitter. But Cath keeps herself unusually guarded and is reluctant to speak of her past. And when Minette witnesses something unspeakable, she begins to question whether she really knows her new friend at all... An addictive and gripping novel, perfect for fans of Liane Moriarty and Daughter

The Good Neighbor Cookbook

125 Easy and Delicious Recipes to Surprise and Satisfy the New Moms, New Neighbors, Recuperating Friends, Community-Meeting Members, Book-Club Cohorts and Block Party Pals in Your Life!

Author: Sara Quessenberry,Suzanne Schlosberg

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 0740793551

Category: Cooking

Page: 208

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Provides 125 recipes for appetizers, soups, salads, entrâees, and snacks suitable for a variety of gatherings, including block parties, potluck dinners, book clubs, and recuperating friends.

Good Neighbors

Communicating with the Mexicans

Author: John C. Condon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 88

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How Mexicans and Americans perceive themselves and each other and how their behavior often leads to cross-cultural misunderstanding.

The Good Neighbors

Author: Edgar Pangborn

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1625587902

Category: Fiction

Page: 9

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You can't blame an alien for a little inconvenience--as long as he makes up for it! A short classic from the author of "Davy," "A Mirror for Observers," "West of the Sun," and many others.

Good Neighbours

Author: Beth Hersant

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1784628700

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

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A tribe on the verge of starvation... A threat from men’s oldest nightmares... It’s time to pick a side. Exploring the forgotten tales of our ancestors, Good Neighbours combines folklore, myth and theology to add a new dimension to the famous historical tales of Great Britain. Touching upon legend as well as facts, this is a comprehensive, fictionalised story that sheds light on how things came to be. An epic journey through the ages... Good Neighbours is a fantasy novel woven with the fascinating past of the British population, beginning at the Neolithic era in 7000 BC and spanning more than nine thousand years, to the modern day. The Iron Age, Saxon Invasion and the Normans are just a few of the wide array of topics covered in this unique novel. Delving into the violent periods of British history, Good Neighbours has a depth of plot and character that will prove a compelling read for fans of both history and fantasy fiction. Inspired by authors such as Milan Kundera, Harper Lee and C. S. Lewis, it provides an action-packed account of both the famous and forgotten aspects of British history, including those that are often omitted from museum displays and conventional accounts. In doing so, it crafts a history of Britain unlike any other...

Kith

Author: Holly Black,Ted Naifeh

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780439855662

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 111

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While sixteen-year-old Rue Silver travels into the faerie realm to find her mother, faerie creatures are entering the human world and wreaking havoc, forcing Rue to ponder where her loyalty should lie.

Nazis and Good Neighbors

The United States Campaign Against the Germans of Latin America in World War II

Author: Max Paul Friedman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521822466

Category: History

Page: 359

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This international history uncovers an American security program in which Washington reached into fifteen Latin American countries to seize more than 4,000 German expatriates and intern them in the Texas desert. The crowd of Nazi Party members, antifascist exiles, and even Jewish refugees were lumped together in camps riven by strife. The book, first published in 2003, examines the evolution of governmental policy, its impact on individuals and emigrant communities, and the ideological assumptions that blinded officials in both Washington and Berlin to Latin American realities. Franklin Roosevelt's vaunted Good Neighbor policy was a victim of this effort to force reluctant Latin American governments to hand over their German residents, while the operation ruined an opportunity to rescue victims of the Holocaust. This study makes a very contemporary argument: that security measures based on group affiliation rather than individual actions are as unjust and ineffective in foreign policy as they are in law enforcement.