Consuming Fantasies

Labor, Leisure, and the London Shopgirl, 1880-1920

Author: Lise Sanders

Publisher: Ohio State University Press

ISBN: 0814210171

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 279

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"In Consuming Fantasies: Labor, Leisure, and the London Shopgirl, 1880-1920, Lise Shapiro Sanders examines the cultural significance of the shopgirl - both historical figure and fictional heroine - from the end of Queen Victoria's reign through the First World War. As the author reveals, the shopgirl embodied the fantasies associated with a growing consumer culture: romantic adventure, upward mobility, and the acquisition of material goods. Reading novels such as George Gissing's The Odd Women and W. Somerset Maugham's Of Human Bondage as well as short stories, musical comedies, and films, Sanders argues that the London shopgirl appeared in the midst of controversies over sexual morality and the pleasures and dangers of London itself. Sanders explores the shopgirl's centrality to modern conceptions of fantasy, desire, and everyday life for working women and argues for her as a key figure in cultural and social histories of the period. This study will appeal to scholars, students, and enthusiasts of Victorian and Edwardian life and literature."--BOOK JACKET.
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Recollecting Resonances

Indonesian-Dutch Musical Encounters

Author: N.A

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004258590

Category: Music

Page: 366

View: 782

Over time Dutch and Indonesian musicians have inspired each other and they continue to do so. Recollecting Resonances offers a way of studying these musical encounters and a mutual heritage one today still can listen to.
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Slavery on Trial

Law, Abolitionism, and Print Culture

Author: Jeannine Marie DeLombard

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807887738

Category: History

Page: 344

View: 2757

America's legal consciousness was high during the era that saw the imprisonment of abolitionist editor William Lloyd Garrison, the execution of slave revolutionary Nat Turner, and the hangings of John Brown and his Harpers Ferry co-conspirators. Jeannine Marie DeLombard examines how debates over slavery in the three decades before the Civil War employed legal language to "try" the case for slavery in the court of public opinion via popular print media. Discussing autobiographies by Frederick Douglass, a scandal narrative about Sojourner Truth, an abolitionist speech by Henry David Thoreau, sentimental fiction by Harriet Beecher Stowe, and a proslavery novel by William MacCreary Burwell, DeLombard argues that American literature of the era cannot be fully understood without an appreciation for the slavery debate in the courts and in print. Combining legal, literary, and book history approaches, Slavery on Trial provides a refreshing alternative to the official perspectives offered by the nation's founding documents, legal treatises, statutes, and judicial decisions. DeLombard invites us to view the intersection of slavery and law as so many antebellum Americans did--through the lens of popular print culture.
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The Architecture of Modern Italy

Vol. 1: The Challenge of Tradition, 1750-1900

Author: Terry Kirk

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 9781568984209

Category: Architecture

Page: 280

View: 7051

The history of design in Italy is explored in this authoritative and comprehensive work. Design periods include the era of Piranesi, the eclecticism of the 19th century, the futurism of the early 20th century, the dogmatic fascism of the interwar period, the designs of Pier Luigi Nervi and on to the present day.
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A Rosicrucian Notebook

The Secret Sciences Used by Members of the Order

Author: Willy Schrodter

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 9780877287575

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 293

View: 3289

This book is incredibly valuable to students of various esoteric traditions because the notes and excerpts are taken from private and previously unpublished sources, and from authors whose out-of-print books are not readily accessible. Interesting information has been collected and annotated concerning such topics as blood telegraphy, ever-burning lamps, optics, spiritual skills in healing, transplantation, apparent death, isopathy, and magnetism. Includes a look into a Rosicrucian workshop.
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Theorizing Myth

Narrative, Ideology, and Scholarship

Author: Bruce Lincoln

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226482026

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 298

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In Theorizing Myth, Bruce Lincoln traces the way scholars and others have used the category of "myth" to fetishize or deride certain kinds of stories, usually those told by others. He begins by showing that mythos yielded to logos not as part of a (mythic) "Greek miracle," but as part of struggles over political, linguistic, and epistemological authority occasioned by expanded use of writing and the practice of Athenian democracy. Lincoln then turns his attention to the period when myth was recuperated as a privileged type of narrative, a process he locates in the political and cultural ferment of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Here, he connects renewed enthusiasm for myth to the nexus of Romanticism, nationalism, and Aryan triumphalism, particularly the quest for a language and set of stories on which nation-states could be founded. In the final section of this wide-ranging book, Lincoln advocates a fresh approach to the study of myth, providing varied case studies to support his view of myth—and scholarship on myth—as ideology in narrative form.
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Anarchy and Art

From the Paris Commune to the Fall of the Berlin Wall

Author: Allan Antliff

Publisher: arsenal pulp press

ISBN: 1551523000

Category: Art

Page: 224

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One of the powers of art is its ability to convey the human aspects of political events. In this fascinating survey on art, artists, and anarchism, Allan Antliff interrogates critical moments when anarchist artists have confronted pivotal events over the past 140 years. The survey begins with Gustave Courbet’s activism during the 1871 Paris Commune (which established the French republic) and ends with anarchist art during the fall of the Soviet empire. Other subjects include the French neoimpressionists, the Dada movement in New York, anarchist art during the Russian Revolution, political art of the 1960s, and gay art and politics post-World War II. Throughout, Antliff vividly explores art’s potential as a vehicle for social change and how it can also shape the course of political events, both historic and present-day; it is a book for the politically engaged and art aficionados alike. Allan Antliff is the author of Anarchist Modernism.
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A Companion to Feminist Geography

Author: Lise Nelson,Joni Seager

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405137363

Category: Science

Page: 640

View: 9159

A Companion to Feminist Geography captures the breadth and diversity of this vibrant and substantive field. Shows how feminist geography has changed the landscape of geographical inquiry and knowledge since the 1970s. Explores the diverse literatures that comprise feminist geography today. Showcases cutting-edge research by feminist geographers. Charts emerging areas of scholarship, such as the body and the nation. Contributions from 50 leading international scholars in the field. Each chapter can be read for its own distinctive contribution.
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Hirohito's War

The Pacific War, 1941-1945

Author: Francis Pike

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350021229

Category: History

Page: 1208

View: 3856

Named one of Foreign Affairs' Best Books of 2016 In his magisterial 1,208 page narrative of the Pacific War, Francis Pike's Hirohito's War offers an original interpretation, balancing the existing Western-centric view with attention to the Japanese perspective on the conflict. As well as giving a 'blow-by-blow' account of campaigns and battles, Francis Pike offers many challenges to the standard interpretations with regards to the causes of the war; Emperor Hirohito's war guilt; the inevitability of US Victory; the abilities of General MacArthur and Admiral Yamamoto; the role of China, Great Britain and Australia; military and naval technology; and the need for the fire-bombing of Japan and the eventual use of the atom bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Hirohito's War is accompanied by additional online resources, including more details on logistics, economics, POWs, submarines and kamikaze, as well as a 1930-1945 timeline and over 200 maps.
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The Cambridge Companion to Foucault

Author: Gary Gutting

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107494974

Category: Philosophy

Page: 488

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For Michel Foucault, philosophy was a way of questioning the allegedly necessary truths that underpin the practices and institutions of modern society. He carried this out in a series of deeply original and strikingly controversial studies on the origins of modern medical and social scientific disciplines. These studies have raised fundamental questions about the nature of human knowledge and its relation to power structures, and have become major topics of discussion throughout the humanities and social sciences. The essays in this volume provide a comprehensive overview of Foucault's major themes and texts, from his early work on madness through his history of sexuality. Special attention is also paid to thinkers and movements, from Kant through current feminist theory, that are particularly important for understanding his work and its impact. This revised edition contains five new essays and revisions of many others, and the extensive bibliography has been updated.
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Therapeutic Relationships with Offenders

An Introduction to the Psychodynamics of Forensic Mental Health Nursing

Author: Anne Aiyegbusi,Jenifer Clarke-Moore

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1843109492

Category: Medical

Page: 240

View: 4891

For those working in prolonged clinical contact with offenders, the nurse-patient relationship can be emotionally intense and sometimes difficult to express. This book attempts to understand and articulate the emotional labour of forensic nursing and explores the challenge of establishing and maintaining therapeutic relationships with offenders.
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Pioneers of Modern Graphic Design

A Complete History

Author: Jeremy Aynsley

Publisher: Miller/Mitchell Beazley

ISBN: 9781840009392

Category: Design

Page: 256

View: 6418

New design experiment - Bauhaus - Art Deco - Studio Boggeri - Hendrik Werkman - Pop subversion and alternatives - Late modern and postmodernism - Design in the digital era.
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The Heritage of Arabo-Islamic Learning

Studies Presented to Wadad Kadi

Author: Maurice A. Pomerantz,Aram A. Shahin

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 900430746X

Category: History

Page: 696

View: 9350

In The Heritage of Arabo-Islamic Learning leading scholars around the world, present twenty-five studies explore diverse areas of Arabo-Islamic tradition in honor of a leading scholar and teacher, Dr. Wadad A. Kadi (Prof. Emerita, University of Chicago).
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Brave New World

Imperial and Democratic Nation-building in Britain Between the Wars

Author: Laura Beers,Geraint Thomas (Historian)

Publisher: Institute of Latin American Studies

ISBN: 9781905165582

Category: History

Page: 273

View: 9999

After the First World War, Britain faced a number of challenges as it sought to adapt to domestic conditions of mass democracy while maintaining its position in the empire in the face of national independence movements. As politicians at home and abroad sought to legitimize their position, new efforts were made to conceptualize nationality and citizenship, with attempts to engage the public using mass media and greater emphasis on governing in the public interest. Brave New World reappraises the domestic and imperial history of Britain in the inter-war period, investigating how 'nation building' was given renewed impetus by the upheavals of the First World War. The essays in this collection address how new technologies and approaches to governance were used to forge new national identities both at home and in the empire, covering a wide range of issues from the representation of empire on film to the convergence of politics and 'star culture'. The book is an invaluable resource for scholars of British social, political and imperial history, as well as being of interest to the general reader.
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Journey with My Selves

A Memoir, 1909-1963

Author: Dorothy Livesay

Publisher: Douglas & McIntyre Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 222

View: 4265

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Personal Narrative, Revised

Writing Love and Agency in the High School Classroom

Author: Bronwyn Clare LaMay

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807758086

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 147

View: 2086

In this inspirational book, LaMay shows readers how to transform classrooms and schools into places where youth can explore the intersection between literacy and their lives. This book is the culmination of a literacy curriculum that the author and her high school students wrote dialogically, beginning with their attempt to define love. Through real-life classroom examples, they demonstrate how an innovative curriculum that intertwines personal and academic engagement can create space for students to explore their identities, connect to literary texts, and develop agency as writers and thinkers. In this important contribution to literacy educators, the author shows how personal narratives can help students rebuild their fractured relationships with school and envision writing and academic achievement as playing a role in their futures. Book Features: Evidence of how students' social-emotional and academic growth may intertwine in the interest of school engagement. A re-conceptualization of the complex layers of the personal narrative genre and its role in the pedagogy of academic writing. A reinterpretation of the transformational role of revision in students' academic and life texts. Examples of writing and interview data that illustrate the diversity of student responses.
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Cradling the Chrysalis

Teaching and Learning Psychotherapy

Author: Harriett Goldenberg,Mary MacCallum Sullivan

Publisher: Karnac Books

ISBN: 1781814414

Category: Psychology

Page: 176

View: 8902

This book addresses the ethical and philosophical basis for the teaching/learning involved in becoming a psychotherapist. How can training prepare prospective psychotherapists, counsellors, and counselling psychologists for a task whose practitioners cannot even agree as to whether it is an art or a science, an impersonal clinical interaction or a profoundly humane, even 'spiritual' encounter?The authors believe they share with their students a passion about the possibilities inherent in this particular kind of conversation. Such a meeting demands a fully personal engagement and a profoundly ethical attitude towards the relationship with the Other; it is also potentially an important beginning in 'repairing the world'. The book explores the relative importance and emphasis of the structure, content and process of psychotherapy training. Its thesis is that the teaching/learning takes place in the quality of the reciprocal meeting between the teacher and the learner. The teacher must be alert to potential, with the capacity to 'cradle', to hold gently, not squeezing, suffocating or seeking to make in one's own image, but respecting and remaining in awe of the process of transformation and emergence.In a celebration of the triumvirate of ethics, collaboration and dialogue, the authors go on to present their view of the wisdom the field of psychotherapy has to offer beyond the consulting room, in a consideration of our day to day relations with our family, friends, neighbours, and colleagues, and strangers we encounter along the way.
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Citizenship as Foundation of Rights

Meaning for America

Author: Richard Sobel

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316849090

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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Citizenship as Foundation of Rights explores the nature and meaning of American citizenship and the rights flowing from citizenship in the context of current debates around politics, including immigration. The book explains the sources of citizenship rights in the Constitution and focuses on three key citizenship rights - the right to vote, the right to employment, and the right to travel in the US. It explains why those rights are fundamental and how national identification systems and ID requirements to vote, work and travel undermine the fundamental citizen rights. Richard Sobel analyzes how protecting citizens' rights preserves them for future generations of citizens and aspiring citizens here. No other book offers such a clarification of fundamental citizen rights and explains how ID schemes contradict and undermine the constitutional rights of American citizenship.
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