Beyond Identity

New Horizons in Modern Scottish Poetry

Author: Attila Dósa

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042027878

Category: History

Page: 329

View: 8722

In Beyond Identity, thirteen of Scotland¿s best known poets reflect upon the theoretical, practical and political considerations involved in the act of writing. They furnish a unique guide to contemporary Scottish poetry, discussing a range of issues that include nationhood, education, language, religion, landscape, translation and identity. John Burnside, Robert Crawford, Douglas Dunn, Kathleen Jamie, Edwin Morgan, Kenneth White and others, together with such noted experimentalists as Frank Kuppner, Tom Leonard and Richard Price, explore questions about the relationship between social, economic and ecological realities and their poetic transformation. These interviews are set within the altered political context that followed from the re-establishment of a Scottish Parliament in 1999 and the potential of a renewed engagement with wider European culture. Attila Dósa is Senior Lecturer in the Department of English at the University of Miskolc, in northern Hungary.
Posted in History

On the Atlantic Edge

A Geopoetics Project

Author: Kenneth White

Publisher: Sandstone PressLtd

ISBN: 9781905207084

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 108

View: 1891

The full text of The Highland Lectures, from one of Europe's most daring scholars.
Posted in Literary Criticism

Routes and Roots

Author: Elizabeth M. DeLoughrey

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 0824834720

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 334

View: 2124

Posted in Literary Criticism

Constituent Imagination

Militant Investigations//collective Theorization

Author: Stevphen Shukaitis,David Graeber,Erika Biddle

Publisher: AK Press

ISBN: 9781904859352

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

View: 5482

From the ivory tower to the barricades! Radical intellectuals explore the relationship between research and resistance.
Posted in Political Science

Far Inland

Author: Peter Urpeth

Publisher: Birlinn

ISBN: 0857900498

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

View: 9665

Far Inland is a shamanic story for our times. If story tells us of our past and vision speaks to the future, Peter Urpeth has combined both in this delightful work' - Alastair McIntosh, author of Hell and High Water and fellow of the Centre for Human Ecology 'The lonely terror of psychic disintegration and explosions of renewal are vividly and brilliantly conveyed here . . . full of authentic evocation' - Tom Lowenstein, author of Ancient Land, Sacred Whale (Bloomsbury) Raised in the Outer Hebrides, Sorley MacRath loved the moorlands and the brilliant night skies he knew as a child, but he knew as well the destructive power of the gift of 'second sight'. As a young man he turned his back on the island life for life in Glasgow where, ultimately, he runs an antiquarian bookshop. But events soon prove to him that his inherited powers are far greater than he knew. A violent assault leaves him in a coma and triggers his initiation as a shaman through startling encounters with his ancestors, only for him to wake into a sceptical world with no place for his archaic powers, and he too is uncertain of their truth and unskilled in their application. Haunted by memories and loss, he returns to his island home determined to prove the truth in his powers and his worth. There, living in the long-empty family croft house, he is drawn back to the wild beauty of the moorlands and the Gaelic culture of his childhood. Set on the Isle of Lewis and in Glasgow, Far Inland draws on Gaelic and Inuit mythology and spirituality to inform a contemporary tale that is profoundly original, elegiac and redemptive.
Posted in Fiction

Geography III

Poems

Author: Elizabeth Bishop

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1466889411

Category: Poetry

Page: 64

View: 5492

Whether writing about waiting as a child in a dentist's office, viewing a city from a plane high above, or losing items ranging from door keys to one's lover in the masterfully restrained "One Art," Elizabeth Bishop somehow conveyed both large and small emotional truths in language of stunning exactitude and even more astonishing resonance. As John Ashbery has written, "The private self . . . melts imperceptibly into the large utterance, the grandeur of poetry, which, because it remains rooted in everyday particulars, never sounds ‘grand,' but is as quietly convincing as everyday speech."
Posted in Poetry

The Time of the City

Politics, Philosophy and Genre

Author: Michael J Shapiro

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136977872

Category: Political Science

Page: 232

View: 6722

Engaging with critical theory, poststructuralist perspectives, cultural studies, film theory and urban studies, the book provides stunning insights into the micropolitics of ethnicity, identity, security, subjectivity and sovereignty.
Posted in Political Science

Earth: Portrait of a Planet

5th International Student Edition

Author: Steve Marshak

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393938174

Category: Science

Page: 984

View: 5588

The Fifth Edition of this bestselling textbook features stunning art, the most up-to-date science, and a wealth of online learning tools, all developed under the critical eyes of Stephen Marshak. Heavily revised with remarkably detailed photographs, animations, and maps, the text offers rich and engaging pedagogy, an expanded chapter on energy, and coverage of recent global events, from Hurricane Sandy and the Washington Landslide to Typhoon Haiyan and the Japanese Tsunami.
Posted in Science

Continents and Supercontinents

Author: John J. W. Rogers,M. Santosh

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195165896

Category: Science

Page: 289

View: 1202

Surveys the origin of continents, and the accretion and breakup of supercontinents through earth history. This book also shows how these processes affected the composition of seawater, climate, and the evolution of life.
Posted in Science

Torches Through the Bush

Author: Ralph Connor

Publisher: London : J. Lane the Bodley Head

ISBN: N.A

Category: Glengarry (Ont.)

Page: 300

View: 6657

Posted in Glengarry (Ont.)

My Cocaine Museum

Author: Michael Taussig

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226790152

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

View: 5317

In this book, a make-believe cocaine museum becomes a vantage point from which to assess the lives of Afro-Colombian gold miners drawn into the dangerous world of cocaine production in the rain forest of Colombia's Pacific Coast. Although modeled on the famous Gold Museum in Colombia's central bank, the Banco de la República, Taussig's museum is also a parody aimed at the museum's failure to acknowledge the African slaves who mined the country's wealth for almost four hundred years. Combining natural history with political history in a filmic, montage style, Taussig deploys the show-and-tell modality of a museum to engage with the inner life of heat, rain, stone, and swamp, no less than with the life of gold and cocaine. This effort to find a poetry of words becoming things is brought to a head by the explosive qualities of those sublime fetishes of evil beauty, gold and cocaine. At its core, Taussig's museum is about the lure of forbidden things, charged substances that transgress moral codes, the distinctions we use to make sense of the world, and above all the conventional way we write stories.
Posted in Social Science

Star Waka

Poems by Robert Sullivan

Author: Robert Sullivan

Publisher: Auckland University Press

ISBN: 1775581594

Category: Poetry

Page: 120

View: 4229

Published on the cusp of the new millennium, Maori poet Robert Sullivan’s third book of poems, Star Waka, explores themes of journeying and navigation, moving back and forth in time and focus to confront colonisation, contemporary political issues and personal questions of family and identity. It came with some strings attached: each poem had to feature either a star, a waka (canoe) or the ocean. Within these parameters, and in 2001 lines, Sullivan creates 100 poems that, he says, themselves function like a waka: ‘members of the crew change, the rhythm and the view changes – it is subject to the laws of nature’.
Posted in Poetry

Essentials of Oceanography

Author: Alan P. Trujillo,Harold V. Thurman

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 0134298098

Category: Science

Page: 608

View: 8830

For courses in Oceanography. Oceanography: The Geological, Chemical, Biological, and Physical Essentials of Oceanography guides readers through the complexities of what lies beneath the ocean. With an interdisciplinary approach and accessible writing style, the text is engaging for all readers. The 12th Edition discusses the ocean’s biological, chemical, geological, and physical components for an in-depth understanding of this vast and elaborate topic. Complex concepts are made engaging with extensively revised art and interactive study aids that keep readers interested and excited about the material. Also available with Mastering Oceanography Mastering™ Oceanography from Pearson is the leading online homework, tutorial, and assessment system, designed to improve results by engaging readers before, during, and after class with powerful content. Instructors ensure readers arrive ready to learn by assigning educationally effective content before class, and encourage critical thinking and retention with in-class resources such as Learning Catalytics. Readers can further master concepts after class through traditional and adaptive homework assignments that provide hints and answer-specific feedback. The Mastering gradebook records scores for all automatically graded assignments in one place, while diagnostic tools give instructors access to rich data to assess reader understanding and misconceptions. Mastering brings learning full circle by continuously adapting to each reader and making learning more personal than ever—before, during, and after class. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyLab & Mastering does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyLab & Mastering, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyLab & Mastering, search for: 0134113047 / 9780134113043 Essentials of Oceanography Plus Mastering Oceanography with eText -- Access Card Package, 12/e Package consists of: 0134298063 / 9780134298061 Mastering Oceanography with Pearson eText - ValuePack Access Card -- for Essentials of Oceanography 0134073541 / 9780134073545 Essentials of Oceanography Essentials of Oceanography , 12th Edition is also available via Pearson eText, a simple-to-use, mobile, personalized reading experience that lets instructors connect with and motivate students — right in their eTextbook. Learn more.
Posted in Science

Contemporary Literary and Cultural Theory

The Johns Hopkins Guide

Author: Michael Groden,Martin Kreiswirth,Imre Szeman

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 142140639X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 536

View: 4598

Contemporary Literary and Cultural Theory: The Johns Hopkins Guide is a clear, accessible, and detailed overview of the most important thinkers and topics in the field. Written by specialists from across disciplines, its entries cover contemporary theory from Adorno to ?i?ek, providing an informative and reliable introduction to a vast, challenging area of inquiry. Materials include newly commissioned articles along with essays drawn from The Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism, known as the definitive resource for students and scholars of literary theory and for philosophical reflection on literature and culture.
Posted in Literary Criticism

Chinese Literature in the Second Half of a Modern Century

A Critical Survey

Author: Pang-Yuan Chi,David Der-wei Wang

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253108364

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 384

View: 1998

"... an important contribution to the study of recent Chinese literature." -- Choice "This fine, scholarly survey of Chinese literature since 1949... discusses such trends as modernism, nativism, realism, root-seeking and 'scar' literature, 'misty' poets, and political, feminist, and societal issues in modern Chinese literature." -- Library Journal This volume is a survey of modern Chinese literature in the second half of the twentieth century. It has three goals: (1) to introduce figures, works, movements, and debates that constitute the dynamics of Chinese literature from 1949 to the end of the century; (2) to depict the enunciative endeavors, ranging from ideological treatises to avant-garde experiments, that inform the polyphonic discourse of Chinese cultural politics; (3) to observe the historical factors that enacted the interplay of literary (post)modernities across the Chinese communities in the Mainland, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and overseas.
Posted in Literary Criticism

Hold It Against Me

Difficulty and Emotion in Contemporary Art

Author: Jennifer Doyle

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 082235313X

Category: Art

Page: 203

View: 1553

In Hold It Against Me, Jennifer Doyle explores the relationship between difficulty and emotion in contemporary art, treating emotion as an artist's medium. She encourages readers to examine the ways in which works of art challenge how we experience not only the artist's feelings, but our own. Discussing performance art, painting, and photography, Doyle provides new perspectives on artists including Ron Athey, Aliza Shvarts, Thomas Eakins, James Luna, Carrie Mae Weems, and David Wojnarowicz. Confronting the challenge of writing about difficult works of art, she shows how these artists work with feelings as a means to question our assumptions about identity, intimacy, and expression. They deploy the complexity of emotion to measure the weight of history, and to deepen our sense of where and how politics happens in contemporary art. Doyle explores ideologies of emotion and how emotion circulates in and around art. Throughout, she gives readers welcoming points of entry into artworks that they may at first find off-putting or confrontational. Doyle offers new insight into how the discourse of controversy serves to shut down discussion about this side of contemporary art practice, and counters with a critical language that allows the reader to accept emotional intensity in order to learn from it.
Posted in Art

Diversity and Evolution of Land Plants

Author: M. Ingrouille

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401123004

Category: Science

Page: 340

View: 9297

Diversity and Evolution of Land Plants provides a fresh and long overdue treatment of plant anatomy and morphology for the biology undergraduate of today. Setting aside the traditional plod through the plant taxa, the author adopts a problem-based functional approach, exploring plant diversity as a series of different solutions to the design problems facing plant life on land.
Posted in Science

Radical Human Ecology

Intercultural and Indigenous Approaches

Author: Rose Roberts

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317071921

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 456

View: 9227

Human ecology - the study and practice of relationships between the natural and the social environment - has gained prominence as scholars seek more effectively to engage with pressing global concerns. In the past seventy years most human ecology has skirted the fringes of geography, sociology and biology. This volume pioneers radical new directions. In particular, it explores the power of indigenous and traditional peoples' epistemologies both to critique and to complement insights from modernity and postmodernity. Aimed at an international readership, its contributors show that an inter-cultural and transdisciplinary approach is required. The demands of our era require a scholarship of ontological depth: an approach that can not just debate issues, but also address questions of practice and meaning. Organized into three sections - Head, Heart and Hand - this volume covers the following key research areas: Theories of Human Ecology Indigenous and Wisdom Traditions Eco-spiritual Epistemologies and Ontology Research practice in Human Ecology The researcher-researched relationship Research priorities for a holistic world With the study of human ecology becoming increasingly imperative, this comprehensive volume will be a valuable addition for classroom use.
Posted in Technology & Engineering