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Vingt-quatre heures dans la vie des Québécois – Comparaisons internationales
Que faisons-nous de notre temps ? Force est de constater que nous peinons à évaluer le temps consacré à nos diverses activités quotidiennes. Si nous surestimons notre temps de travail, nous sous-estimons celui consacré à la télévision. Nous n’osons pas dire que nous lisons de moins en moins. Nous surestimons le temps que nous consacrons aux tâches domestiques, mais sous-estimons celui qu’y consacre notre partenaire… Bref, nos vingt-quatre heures de la journée gonflent ou rétrécissent au gré de nos perceptions. Dans un langage accessible et néanmoins rigoureux, tout en respectant les principes méthodologiques usuels, l’auteur de cet ouvrage présente un portrait de ce que font réellement les Québécois des vingt-quatre heures de leur journée ou des sept jours de leur semaine. Pour ce faire, il s’appuie sur cinq enquêtes canadiennes réalisées entre 1986 et 2010. Il propose également des comparaisons avec la France et les États-Unis basées sur des données du même type afin de relativiser certaines tendances. La génération actuelle travaille-t-elle davantage que la précédente ? Quelle est la véritable ampleur du stress temporel dont un grand nombre se dit affecté et qui en sont les plus touchés ? Les parents consacrent-ils plus de temps ou moins de temps à leurs enfants ? Où en sommes-nous réellement en matière de partage des tâches domestiques ? La civilisation du loisir serait-elle un mythe ? Le temps consacré à la culture est-il oui ou non en diminution ? Les nouvelles technologies ont-elles bouleversé la structure des temps sociaux ? L’auteur répond à toutes ces questions et à bien d’autres encore.
Quebec has undertaken a major policy change in recent years to meet the challenges posed by the emerging structure of a continental economy. Quebecers are ready to meet these challenges and regard the future with optimism. This book explores some of these issues looking from the historical, political, social, and economic dimensions posed by transnationalism and greater interdependence.
A Story of Dispossessions and Reconnections in Hawai'i
In this exposé Sydney L. Iaukea ties personal memories to newly procured political information about Hawai`i’s crucial Territorial era. Spurred by questions surrounding intergenerational property disputes in her immediate family, she delves into Hawai`i’s historical archives. There she discovers the central role played by her great-great-grandfather in the politics of late-nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century Hawai`i—in particular, Curtis P. Iaukea’s trusted position with the Hawaiian Kingdom’s last ruling monarch, Queen Lili`uokalani. As Iaukea charts her ancestor’s efforts to defend a culture under siege, she reveals astonishing legal and legislative maneuvers that show us how capitalism reshaped cultural relationships. She finds resonant parallels and connections between her own upbringing in Maui’s housing projects, her family’s penchant for hiding property, and the Hawaiian peoples’ loss of their country and lands.
Acclaimed for their dramatic rendering of the personalities and forces that shaped Elizabethan politics, Wallace T. MacCaffrey's three volumes thoroughly chronicle the Queen's decision making throughout her reign in a way that combines pleasurable reading with subtle analysis. Together in paperback for the first time, these books will find a wide readership among those interested in debunking Elizabeth's many mythic images and in following the steps of Elizabethan policy-makers as they grapple with the most crucial political problems of their day.
To determine how policy evolved from the interaction between Elizabeth and her councillors from 1572 to the Armada in 1588, MacCaffrey begins with domestic affairs, focusing on the central problem of religious dissent, both Protestant and Catholic. Turning to foreign affairs, he then examines England's external relations with the Continental monarchies and Scotland. Lastly, he analyzes the two focuses of decision making, the Court and Parliament.
Originally published in 1981.
The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
Why Omega-3s Were Removed from the Western Diet and What We Can Do to Replace Them
A nutritional whodunit that takes readers from Greenland to Africa to Israel, The Queen of Fats gives a fascinating account of how we have become deficient in a nutrient that is essential for good health: the fatty acids known as omega-3s. Writing with intelligence and passion, Susan Allport tells the story of these vital fats, which are abundant in greens and fish, among other foods. She describes how scientists came to understand the role of omega-3s in our diet, why commercial processing has removed them from the food we eat, and what the tremendous consequences have been for our health. In many Western countries, epidemics of inflammatory diseases and metabolic disorders have been traced to omega-3 deficiencies. The Queen of Fats provides information for every consumer who wants to reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer, arthritis, and obesity and to improve brain function and overall health. This important and compelling investigation into the discovery, science, and politics of omega-3s will transform our thinking about what we should be eating.
* Includes steps you can take to add omega-3s to your diet
* Shows why eating fish is not the only way, or even the best way, to increase omega-3s.
* Provides a new way to understand the complex advice about the role and importance of fats in the body
* Explains how and why the food industry has created a deadly imbalance of fats in our foods
* Shows how omega-3s can be reintroduced to our diet through food enrichment and changes in the feeding of livestock
Mahlet, a young Ethiopian girl with a gift for storytelling, has a special bond with Yacob, the oldest in her household. When Yacob tells her stories of how he and the other warriors fought in the resistance against the Italian occupation of Ethiopia, Mahlet vows to become the keeper and teller of her family’s stories. From the time of Menelik to the present, Mahlet's long voyage through time and space links thousands of stories between Africa and Europe. Intensely personal, this powerful and beautifully narrated novel tells the story of the Italian occupation of Ethiopia as well as of others around the globe who have suffered under colonialism or have been forcibly exiled from their homelands.