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You can start or join in a discussion here. Visit emeraldpublishing. Abstract Perhaps the primary advantage to religion or spirituality at work is potential for high employee morale and residual benefits in enhanced performance.
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An Ohio native, she set several of her iconic novels, including Beloved , in her home state. Morrison lays bare the psychic trauma suffered by black people in communities, and a society at large, where black skin and features are seen as lesser. After living in their Detroit home for generations, a family discovers, in the midst of a national economic crisis, that their mortgage is wildly underwater.
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Flournoy paints a more generous, human picture of a city dogged by racist assumptions and an apocalyptic reputation. But to make it a lucrative farming state, much of the land had to be deforested, leaving behind devastated habitats.
The Limberlost, a wetland in northern Indiana, was mostly destroyed by drainage, logging and oil production. Gene Stratton-Porter, an early 20th-century naturalist and novelist, captured the fading beauty of the swamp in books like A Girl of the Limberlost , a novel about a smart, ambitious girl who lives in the dwindling wetland with her mother and pays for school by collecting local moth specimens to sell to naturalists. One of the hardest-hit, and slowest to recover , large cities in America during the housing crisis: Milwaukee.
In his highly regarded book Evicted , Harvard sociologist Matthew Desmond follows a handful of impoverished families battling to stay in their homes under precarious and soul-crushing circumstances, as well as two landlords trying to collect on rent.
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In the process, he reveals how broken low-income housing policy can make it difficult for people to escape the ravages of poverty. Marilynne Robinson is rightly known as the bard of Iowa. Without romanticizing the state, she vividly depicts its ruthless beauty and its homespun values. In Home , one of a trio of linked novels including her acclaimed Gilead , she follows the grown children of an Iowan preacher who have returned home as he lays dying. Though it sounds like a simple pedagogical tale, Robinson offers a complicated view of small-town religious values, racial divides and cosmopolitan defection.
Connell, saw cracks in the idyllic facade even then. His classic novel Mrs. Bridge satirized the conventional suburban values espoused by its titular character, and gently pulls aside the veil of propriety to reveal her own closely-held dissatisfaction and aimlessness.
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A century after her heyday, the novelist from the Nebraska frontier remains unchallenged as the literary voice of the state. In her classic O Pioneers! Ranchers and cowboys scrabble for existence amid a barren landscape; deprivation breeds desperation, which breeds violence. In this brutal world, she sees little space for compassion or open-mindedness. During World War II, when Japanese Americans were rounded up and held in internment camps by the federal government, some of them ended up in the arid plains of Utah.
But in the midst of rhetoric about drug mules and gang members, what is the real story of undocumented immigration from our southern neighbor? In her masterful debut novel, Leslie Marmon Silko, a Laguna Pueblo writer, depicts the intersecting traumas of a World War II veteran, Tayo, who returns to his home on the Laguna Pueblo reservation to recuperate from a war that left him feeling exploited and mentally shattered. Tayo seeks comfort in alcohol, then in reconnecting with his heritage.
Odessa was made famous by H. He paints a picture not just of the team, but of the town that revolves around it: football-obsessed, oil-fueled and plagued by racial tensions. Friday Night Lights offers a glimpse into communities where high school football is more than a sport, but the glue holding everyone together. Do consider reading it. Tap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you.
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