Art Animals and Experience

Art  Animals  and Experience Author Elizabeth Sutton
ISBN-10 9781315279442
Year 2017-04-21
Pages 150
Language en
Publisher Taylor & Francis
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Elizabeth Sutton, using a phenomenological approach, investigates how animals in art invite viewers to contemplate human relationships to the natural world. Using Rembrandt van Rijn’s etching of The Presentation in the Temple (c. 1640), Joseph Beuys’s social sculpture I Like America and America Likes Me (1974), archaic rock paintings at Horseshoe Canyon, Canyonlands National Park, and examples from contemporary art, this book demonstrates how artists across time and cultures employed animals to draw attention to the sensory experience of the composition and reflect upon the shared sensory awareness of the world.

Things Fall Apart

Things Fall Apart Author Chinua Achebe
ISBN-10 9780141393964
Year 2013-04-25
Pages 176
Language en
Publisher Penguin UK
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Okonkwo is the greatest warrior alive, famous throughout West Africa. But when he accidentally kills a clansman, things begin to fall apart. Then Okonkwo returns from exile to find missionaries and colonial governors have arrived in the village. With his world thrown radically off-balance he can only hurtle towards tragedy. Chinua Achebe's stark novel reshaped both African and world literature. This arresting parable of a proud but powerless man witnessing the ruin of his people begins Achebe's landmark trilogy of works chronicling the fate of one African community, continued in Arrow of God and No Longer at Ease.

Coyote Settles the South

Coyote Settles the South Author John Lane
ISBN-10 9780820349282
Year 2016-05-15
Pages 200
Language en
Publisher University of Georgia Press
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The story of Lane's journey as he visits coyote territories: swamps, nature preserves, old farm fields, suburbs, a tannery, and even city streets. Along the way, he gains insight concerning the migration into the Southeast of the American coyote, an animal that, in the end, surprises him with its intelligence, resilience, and amazing adaptability.

Anasazi America

Anasazi America Author David E. Stuart
ISBN-10 9780826354792
Year 2014-05-15
Pages 344
Language en
Publisher UNM Press
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At the height of their power in the late eleventh century, the Chaco Anasazi dominated a territory in the American Southwest larger than any European principality of the time. Developed over the course of centuries and thriving for over two hundred years, the Chacoans’ society collapsed dramatically in the twelfth century in a mere forty years. David E. Stuart incorporates extensive new research findings through groundbreaking archaeology to explore the rise and fall of the Chaco Anasazi and how it parallels patterns throughout modern societies in this new edition. Adding new research findings on caloric flows in prehistoric times and investigating the evolutionary dynamics induced by these forces as well as exploring the consequences of an increasingly detached central Chacoan decision-making structure, Stuart argues that Chaco’s failure was a failure to adapt to the consequences of rapid growth—including problems with the misuse of farmland, malnutrition, loss of community, and inability to deal with climatic catastrophe. Have modern societies learned from the experience and fate of the Chaco Anasazi, or are we risking a similar cultural collapse?

The Cambridge Companion to Modern Italian Culture

The Cambridge Companion to Modern Italian Culture Author Zygmunt G. Baranski
ISBN-10 0521559820
Year 2001-08-16
Pages 363
Language en
Publisher Cambridge University Press
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This collection of essays provides a comprehensive account of the culture of modern Italy. Contributions focus on a wide range of political, historical and cultural questions. The volume provides information and analysis on such topics as regionalism, the growth of a national language, social and political cultures, the role of intellectuals, the Church, the left, feminism, the separatist movements, organised crime, literature, art, design, fashion, the mass media, and music. While offering a thorough history of Italian cultural movements, political trends and literary texts over the last century and a half, the volume also examines the cultural and political situation in Italy today and suggests possible future directions in which the country might move. Each essay contains suggestions for further reading on the topics covered. The Cambridge Companion to Modern Italian Culture is an invaluable source of materials for courses on all aspects of modern Italy.

The Cambridge Companion to Modern German Culture

The Cambridge Companion to Modern German Culture Author Eva Kolinsky
ISBN-10 0521568706
Year 1998
Pages 365
Language en
Publisher Cambridge University Press
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One of the most intriguing questions of our time is how some of the masterpieces of modernity originated in a country in which personal liberty and democracy were slow to emerge. This Companion provides an authoritative account of modern German culture since the onset of industrialisation, the rise of mass society and the nation state. Newly written and researched by experts in their respective fields, individual chapters trace developments in German culture - including national identity, class, Jews in German society, minorities and women, the functions of folk and mass culture, poetry, drama, theatre, dance, music, art, architecture, cinema and mass media - from the nineteenth century to the present. Guidance is given for further reading and a chronology is provided. In its totality the Companion shows how the political and social processes that shaped modern Germany are intertwined with cultural genres and their agendas of creative expression.

Autobiography of a Generation

Autobiography of a Generation Author Luisa Passerini
ISBN-10 0819563021
Year 1996-10-25
Pages 182
Language en
Publisher Wesleyan University Press
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A rich interweaving of personal and historical accounts of a social movement that explores the way memory reconstructs our view of the past.

Giuseppe Mazzini

Giuseppe Mazzini Author N. Gangulee
ISBN-10 9781447487845
Year 2013-04-16
Pages 252
Language en
Publisher Read Books Ltd
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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Hesperides Press are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Flexibility Coefficients for the Design of Piles and Pile Groups

Flexibility Coefficients for the Design of Piles and Pile Groups Author Roy Butterfield
ISBN-10 086017171X
Year 1981-01-01
Pages 79
Language en
Publisher
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The charts and graphs contained in this book will enable the designer to make simple, rational predictions of pile group stiffness in relation to that of an isolated pile, and to analyze the effects of modifying the number and geometry of the piles without recourse to elaborate analyses.

The Opposite of Fate

The Opposite of Fate Author Amy Tan
ISBN-10 9781101200414
Year 2003-10-27
Pages 416
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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Delve into the stories from Amy Tan's life that inspired bestselling novels like The Joy Luck Club and The Valley of Amazement Amy Tan has touched millions of readers with haunting and sympathetic novels of cultural complexity and profound empathy. With the same spirit and humor that characterize her acclaimed novels, she now shares her insight into her own life and how she escaped the curses of her past to make a future of her own. She takes us on a journey from her childhood of tragedy and comedy to the present day and her arrival as one of the world's best-loved novelists. Whether recalling arguments with her mother in suburban California or introducing us to the ghosts that inhabit her computer, The Opposite of Fate offers vivid portraits of choices, attitudes, charms, and luck in action--a refreshing antidote to the world-weariness and uncertainties we all face today.

Keeping Out the Other

Keeping Out the Other Author David Brotherton
ISBN-10 9780231141291
Year 2008
Pages 410
Language en
Publisher Columbia University Press
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America's reputation for open immigration has always been accompanied by a desire to remove or discourage the migration of "undesirables." But recent restrictions placed on immigrants, along with an increase in detentions and deportations, point to a more worrying trend. Immigration enforcement has become the fastest growing sector for spending over the past two decades, dwarfing the money spent on helping immigrants adjust to their new lives. Instead of finding effective ways of integrating newcomers into American society, the United States is focusing on making the process of citizenship more difficult, provoking major protests and unrest. David C. Brotherton and Philip Kretsedemas provide a history and analysis of recent immigration enforcement in the United States, demonstrating that our current anti-immigration tendencies are not a knee-jerk reaction to the events of September 11. Rather, they have been gathering steam for decades. With contributions from social scientists, policy analysts, legal experts, community organizers, and journalists, the volume critically examines the discourse that has framed the question of immigration enforcement for the general public. It also explores the politics and practice of deportation, new forms of immigrant profiling, relevant case law, and antiterrorist operations. Some contributors couch their critiques in an appeal to constitutional law and the defense of civil liberties. Others draw on the theories of structural inequality and institutional discrimination. These diverse perspectives stimulate new ways of thinking about the issue of immigration enforcement, proving that "security" has more to do with improving legal rights, social mobility, and the well-being of all U.S. residents than keeping out the "other."

Storm and Fire

Storm and Fire Author Kelly Adams
ISBN-10 0786241586
Year 2002-05-01
Pages 194
Language en
Publisher Five Star (ME)
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Could the gorgeous, green-eyed, sensitive and loving father be the same obstinate brute on the phone? Josel has already lost his mother and his wife. Can Emma lead him through the storm and fire of his feelings to her?

A Kind of Compulsion

A Kind of Compulsion Author George Orwell
ISBN-10 9780436205422
Year 2000
Pages 600
Language en
Publisher Random House
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Volume 10 of The Complete Works of George Orwell This volume begins with Orwell's illustrated letters home from prep school and the stories, poems and contributions to college publications he wrote at Eton. Then there are his articles and essays on poverty, censorship and imperialist exploitation first published in Paris in 1928-29, his early reviews, his first important essay, "A Hanging," and correspondence dealing with the publication of Down and Out in Paris and London and the censorship of Burmese Days, A Clergyman's Daughter, and Keep the Aspidistra Flying .

Little Women and Little Men

Little Women and Little Men Author Louisa May Alcott
ISBN-10 9780882408743
Year 2012-03-15
Pages
Language en
Publisher Graphic Arts Books
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Little Women is based on author Louisa May Alcott’s experiences growing up with three sisters as they face and overcome serious financial straits, life-threatening illness, and other heartaches. Little Men continues the story of Jo March as she and her husband, Professor Bhaer, open up their home to care for a group of young boys.