Models and Mirrors

Towards an Anthropology of Public Events

Author: Don Handelman

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781571811653

Category: Social Science

Page: 330

View: 8897

Ritual is one of the most discussed cultural practices, yet its treatment in anthropological terms has been seriously limited, characterized by a host of narrow conceptual distinctions. One major reason for this situation has been the prevalence of positivist anthropologies that have viewed and summarized ritual occasions first and foremost in terms of their declared and assumed functions. By contrast, this book, which has become a classic, investigates them as epistemological phenomena in their own right. Comparing public events - a domain which includes ritual and related occasions - the author argues that any public event must first be comprehended through the logic of its design. It is the logic of organization of an occasion which establishes in large measure what that occasion is able to do in relation to the world within which it is created and practiced.
Posted in Social Science

Metaphors, Maps, and Mirrors

Moral Education in Middle Schools

Author: Carol K. Ingall

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781567503029

Category: Education

Page: 215

View: 484

REVIEW: . . . Students of educational theory and practice will enjoy-and learn from-this brief but enlightening and readable book. Recommended for upper-division undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and practitioners. . . - September 98 CHOICE The four teachers in this study teach diverse subjects in a variety of settings. Although definitions of moral education are shaped by their backgrounds, their institutions, their perceptions of their students' needs, and their disciplines, all of the teachers consider moral education to be central to their work. For all four, the moral prototype serves as an appeal to the students' imagination, an opportunity to build connectedness and, most important, an invitation to young people to transcend themselves.
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Fictional Females: Mirrors and Models

The Changing Image of Women in American Novels from 1789 to 1939

Author: Eleanor Hochman

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1453565884

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

View: 518

Fictional Females is a book about books--specifically, about more than 160 American novels that had female protagonists, appeared between the immediate post-Revolutionary period and the beginning of World War II, and shaped as well as reflected women´s lives. All 80 authors, both men and women, were bestsellers and/or critically acclaimed in their time, and their fiction provides a record of how successive generations of women accepted or challenged the conventions of their day and enjoyed the rewards or suffered the consequences of either choice. Today, an examination of those novels and the historical context in which they appeared illuminates the changing conscious and unconscious assumptions about the nature of woman--of what she is, what she wants, and what she gets--over the years.
Posted in Literary Criticism

Smoke and Mirrors

The Politics and Culture of Air Pollution

Author: E. Melanie Dupuis

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814719619

Category: Law

Page: 360

View: 1254

From the sixteenth to early-nineteenth century, four times more Africans than Europeans crossed the Atlantic Ocean to the Americas. While this forced migration stripped slaves of their liberty, it failed to destroy many of their cultural practices, which came with Africans to the New World. In Working the Diaspora, Frederick Knight examines work cultures on both sides of the Atlantic, from West and West Central Africa to British North America and the Caribbean. Knight demonstrates that the knowledge that Africans carried across the Atlantic shaped Anglo-American agricultural development and made particularly important contributions to cotton, indigo, tobacco, and staple food cultivation. The book also compellingly argues that the work experience of slaves shaped their views of the natural world. Broad in scope, clearly written, and at the center of current scholarly debates, Working the Diaspora challenges readers to alter their conceptual frameworks about Africans by looking at them as workers who, through the course of the Atlantic slave trade and plantation labor, shaped the development of the Americas in significant ways.
Posted in Law

Context-Aware Pervasive Systems

Architectures for a New Breed of Applications

Author: Seng Loke

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420013498

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 240

View: 9312

The concept of aware systems is among the most exciting trends in computing today, fueled by recent developments in pervasive computing, including new computers worn by users, embedded devices, smart appliances, sensors, and varieties of wireless networking technology. Context-Aware Pervasive Systems: The Architecture of a New Breed of Applications introduces a diverse set of application areas and provides blueprints for building context-aware behavior into applications. Reviewing the anatomy of context-aware pervasive applications, this resource covers abstract architecture. It examines mobile services, appliances, smart devices, software agents, electronic communication, sensor networks, security frameworks, and intelligent software agents. The book also discusses the use of context awareness for communication among people, devices, and software agents and how sensors can be aware of their own situations. Exploring the use of physical context for controlling and enhancing security in pervasive computing environments, this guide addresses mirror worlds and elucidates design perspectives based on a declarative programming language paradigm. This carefully paced volume presents a timely and relevant introduction to the emergence of context-aware systems and brings together architectures and principles of context-aware computing in one source.
Posted in Technology & Engineering

Advances in Control Networks and Large-scale Parallel Distributed Processing Models

Author: Martin D. Fraser

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 9780893916473

Category: Computers

Page: 381

View: 6430

This volume is concerned with state-of-the-art developments in modelling control and processing in distributed networks. Contributions from researchers and practitioners in universities, private industry, and government are included.
Posted in Computers

Tropical Geometry and Mirror Symmetry

Author: Mark Gross

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 0821852329

Category: Mathematics

Page: 317

View: 6351

Tropical geometry provides an explanation for the remarkable power of mirror symmetry to connect complex and symplectic geometry. The main theme of this book is the interplay between tropical geometry and mirror symmetry, culminating in a description of the recent work of Gross and Siebert using log geometry to understand how the tropical world relates the A- and B-models in mirror symmetry. The text starts with a detailed introduction to the notions of tropical curves and manifolds, and then gives a thorough description of both sides of mirror symmetry for projective space, bringing together material which so far can only be found scattered throughout the literature. Next follows an introduction to the log geometry of Fontaine-Illusie and Kato, as needed for Nishinou and Siebert's proof of Mikhalkin's tropical curve counting formulas. This latter proof is given in the fourth chapter. The fifth chapter considers the mirror, B-model side, giving recent results of the author showing how tropical geometry can be used to evaluate the oscillatory integrals appearing. The final chapter surveys reconstruction results of the author and Siebert for ``integral tropical manifolds.'' A complete version of the argument is given in two dimensions.
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Picasso

Girl Before a Mirror

Author: Anne Umland

Publisher: The Museum of Modern Art

ISBN: 0870708295

Category: Art

Page: 47

View: 1043

Her white-haloed profile, rendered in a smooth lavender pink, appears serene. But it merges with a more roughly painted, frontal view of her face . a crescent, like the moon, yet intensely yellow, like the sun, and made up with a gilding of rouge, lipstick and green eye-shadow.
Posted in Art

Beyond Smoke and Mirrors

Climate Change and Energy in the 21st Century

Author: Burton Richter

Publisher: Kris Nia

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 226

View: 1428

Nobel Prize-winning scientist's assessment of options for switching to sustainable energy provision to avert potentially disastrous consequences of climate change.
Posted in Business & Economics

European and Latin American Higher Education Between Mirrors

Author: António Teodoro,Manuela Guilherme

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9462095450

Category: Education

Page: 222

View: 9842

This book aims to deepen the discussion about the goals envisioned, the roles undertaken and constraints found in higher education institutions both in Europe and Latin America in current times. This book addresses the controversies and challenges regarding globalising ideologies, policies, and practices at place. It questions leading concepts, epistemological axioms and sweeping transnational policies which are shaking core principles, traditional routines and local commitments of European and Latin American higher education institutions. It focuses on the motivations and consequences of transnational networking in academic life, on the impacts of the Bologna process, both its vision and implementation in higher education in Europe and its exportation to Latin America. This book also examines the defi nitions, translations and implications of concepts such as equality and difference, equity and solidarity, governance and citizenship and their signifi cance in organizational, geographical and global contexts of contemporary higher education both in Europe and Latin America.
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Sacred Music as Public Image for Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand III

Representing the Counter-reformation Monarch at the End of the Thirty Years' War

Author: Andrew H. Weaver

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409421191

Category: Music

Page: 325

View: 9262

Ferdinand III played a crucial role both in helping to end the Thirty Years' War and in re-establishing Habsburg sovereignty within his hereditary lands. Ferdinand's accomplishments came not through diplomacy or strong leadership but through a skillful manipulation of the arts. Drawing upon recent methodological approaches to the representation of other early modern monarchs as well as upon the theory of confessionalization, Andrew Weaver places the sacred vocal music composed by imperial musicians into the rich cultural, political, and religious contexts of mid-seventeenth-century Central Europe.
Posted in Music

Mirrors and Maps

Author: Melissa Trevathan,Helen Stitt Goff

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310863015

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 176

View: 6331

Pop Quiz:• Have you ever woken up and felt bad about yourself for no reason whatsoever? • Have you spent time trying to figure out how to get into the popular group at school? • Have you ever been embarrassed by your dad singing in the car with your friends? • Have you noticed that things are starting to feel different than ever before? • Do you change your opinion—or even your personality around different friends? • Do you get overwhelmed with all of the thoughts and feelings bouncing around inside of you? If you answered yes to even one of these questions, you passed the quiz. That means you’re a normal girl, who is going through the confusing changes of growing up! Sometimes it might feel like you woke up in a whole new world—kind of like Dorothy, in the Wizard of Oz. The good news is, you’re not alone. Melissa and Sissy, the authors of this book, think they can help you figure out some of the big questions in your life. Even if you haven’t asked them out loud, chances are you’ve started to wonder:• Who am I? • What do I want? • What should I do? • Who do I want to be? While they’re no longer teenagers, Melissa and Sissy remember a bit about what it was like to be 11 or 12—almost a teenager. But more than that, they talk with girls who are a lot like you every day—girls who are feeling confused or overwhelmed, who are feeling like they’re changing in ways they don’t understand—physically, emotionally, and spiritually—and they feel like their lives are out of their own control. In this book, Melissa and Sissy, along with girls your age, will share some insight into what’s going on in your life. You’ll find that you’re not going crazy—you’re just growing up and becoming the person God has created you to be.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

American Mirror: The Life and Art of Norman Rockwell

Author: Deborah Solomon

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 0374711046

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 512

View: 1226

A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR A FINALIST FOR THE LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE IN BIOGRAPHY AND SHORTLISTED FOR THE PEN/JACQUELINE BOGRAD WELD AWARD FOR BIOGRAPHY "Welcome to Rockwell Land," writes Deborah Solomon in the introduction to this spirited and authoritative biography of the painter who provided twentieth-century America with a defining image of itself. As the star illustrator of The Saturday Evening Post for nearly half a century, Norman Rockwell mingled fact and fiction in paintings that reflected the we-the-people, communitarian ideals of American democracy. Freckled Boy Scouts and their mutts, sprightly grandmothers, a young man standing up to speak at a town hall meeting, a little black girl named Ruby Bridges walking into an all-white school—here was an America whose citizens seemed to believe in equality and gladness for all. Who was this man who served as our unofficial "artist in chief" and bolstered our country's national identity? Behind the folksy, pipe-smoking façade lay a surprisingly complex figure—a lonely painter who suffered from depression and was consumed by a sense of inadequacy. He wound up in treatment with the celebrated psychoanalyst Erik Erikson. In fact, Rockwell moved to Stockbridge, Massachusetts so that he and his wife could be near Austen Riggs, a leading psychiatric hospital. "What's interesting is how Rockwell's personal desire for inclusion and normalcy spoke to the national desire for inclusion and normalcy," writes Solomon. "His work mirrors his own temperament—his sense of humor, his fear of depths—and struck Americans as a truer version of themselves than the sallow, solemn, hard-bitten Puritans they knew from eighteenth-century portraits." Deborah Solomon, a biographer and art critic, draws on a wealth of unpublished letters and documents to explore the relationship between Rockwell's despairing personality and his genius for reflecting America's brightest hopes. "The thrill of his work," she writes, "is that he was able to use a commercial form [that of magazine illustration] to thrash out his private obsessions." In American Mirror, Solomon trains her perceptive eye not only on Rockwell and his art but on the development of visual journalism as it evolved from illustration in the 1920s to photography in the 1930s to television in the 1950s. She offers vivid cameos of the many famous Americans whom Rockwell counted as friends, including President Dwight Eisenhower, the folk artist Grandma Moses, the rock musician Al Kooper, and the generation of now-forgotten painters who ushered in the Golden Age of illustration, especially J. C. Leyendecker, the reclusive legend who created the Arrow Collar Man. Although derided by critics in his lifetime as a mere illustrator whose work could not compete with that of the Abstract Expressionists and other modern art movements, Rockwell has since attracted a passionate following in the art world. His faith in the power of storytelling puts his work in sync with the current art scene. American Mirror brilliantly explains why he deserves to be remembered as an American master of the first rank.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

Smoke and Mirrors

The Hidden Context of Violence in Schools and Society

Author: Stephanie Urso Spina

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780847695614

Category: Education

Page: 280

View: 2969

Jacksonville, FL, USMC Facility, Time: 0643Each figure stood in the morning's darkness frozen and silhouetted by the defused rays of early sunlight, each man looked at the same distant point. Stricken into silence, Mitchell's eyes widened and unconsciously he wet his pants while stark fear covered each of the other's faces. While the terrified man evacuated, the surrounding figures took in the panoramic and held their breaths when seeing in the distance, outlined in Jacksonville's sky, a mushroom cloud.This is the day's beginning for a group of military and civilians finding after the horrific event, in order to survive they must learn to fight through the devastation now surrounding them. Coupled with driving off the escalating malevolence and lunacy of an instantly created new leader, the group must seek out clues to stop a suicidal and murderous traitor - a traitor whose only task is to right his bombing error and complete his timetable for laying the next nuclear device on them all.
Posted in Education

Mirror, Mirror

Wen siehst du?

Author: Cara Delevingne

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104906440

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 6349

Der erste Roman von Supermodel, Schauspielerin und Social-Media-Star Cara Delevingne – eine Coming-of-Age-Story über Freundschaft und Identität, in der nichts so ist, wie es scheint. FREUND. LOVER. OPFER. VERRÄTER. WEN SIEHST DU, WENN DU IN DEN SPIEGEL SCHAUST? Red, Leo, Rose und Naomi sind Außenseiter an ihrer Londoner Schule - die einen sicheren Hafen in ihrer Band gefunden haben. Ihr Leben ist alles andere als perfekt, aber ihre Musik verbindet sie, und sie sind gespannt, was die Zukunft für die Band Mirror, Mirror bereit hält. Doch dann verschwindet Naomi und wird später bewusstlos aus der Themse gezogen. Ihre Freunde sind erschüttert und verwirrt. War es ein Unfall – oder ein missglückter Selbstmordversuch, wie die Polizei glaubt? Wenn sie Probleme hatte, warum hat sie ihnen nichts davon gesagt? Wie gut kennen sie ihre Bassistin eigentlich – und einander? Um zu verstehen, was mit Naomi passiert ist, müssen Red, Leo und Rose sich schließlich ihren eigenen dunklen Geheimnisse stellen und das, was sie fühlen, mit dem, was sie der Außenwelt zeigen, in Einklang bringen.
Posted in Fiction

Mirrors and Masks

The Search for Identity

Author: N.A

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412828802

Category: Social Science

Page: 188

View: 6094

Mirrors and Masks shows that thefusion of theoretical approaches benefits the analyses of many scholars. Identity as a conceptis as elusive as everyone's sense of his own personal identity. Each sees himselfmirrored in the judgments of others. The masks he presents to the world are fashioned upon hisanticipations of judgments. This book uses the notion of identity to organie materials andthoughts about certain aspects of problems traditionally intriguing to socialpsychologists.
Posted in Social Science