Returning to Nothing

The Meaning of Lost Places

Author: Peter Read

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521571548

Category: Science

Page: 240

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Feelings about lost or destroyed places rouse our deepest emotions. Losing a home or a suburb or leaving a homeland can be like losing a loved one. This book examines what it means to lose a place forever and why we return, and keep on returning, to these places so large in our memories. It considers many lost towns, suburbs, and homes: Darwin after Cyclone Tracy, the flooding of the town of Adaminaby in New South Wales, the inundation of Lake Pedder in Tasmania, bushfire at Macedon in Victoria, migration from other countries, the clearing of neighbourhoods for freeways and the everyday circumstances which force people from their land. Peter Read establishes how important the places we live in are, and how much we grieve when we lose them. It tells a human story, which is disturbing, poetic, and often inspiring. Everyone who has lost a place of importance to them will find it unforgettable.
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Landscapes of Clearance

Archaeological and Anthropological Perspectives

Author: Angele Smith,Amy Gazin-Schwartz

Publisher: Left Coast Press

ISBN: 1598742663

Category: History

Page: 221

View: 1805

This volume examines ancient landscapes that have been cleared of inhabitants and the social impacts of clearance on their populations.
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Trauma und Resilienz

Symptome verstehen, Heilung fördern

Author: Louise Harms

Publisher: Junfermann Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3955716023

Category: Psychology

Page: 240

View: 8839

Das Trauma verstehen, Resilienz fördern Dieses Buch stellt die bedeutsamsten Ansätze vor, die zu erklären versuchen, wie Menschen traumatische Lebenserfahrungen bewältigen. In der Praxis stehen medikalisierte und psychiatrische Theorien und Behandlungsmethoden Seite an Seite mit soziologischen und anthropologischen Ansätzen. Für manche Verfahren wie die kognitive Verhaltenstherapie ist eine rasche Effizienz nachgewiesen. Andere Verfahren, etwa die psychodynamischen und narrativen Methoden, können zwar keine damit vergleichbare empirische Evidenzgrundlage vorweisen, finden aber gleichermaßen Anklang bei Überlebenden, Klinikern und Wissenschaftlern. Ziel dieses Buches ist es, Fachleuten eine Ressource an die Hand zu geben, die all diese verschiedenen Sichtweisen des Traumas, der Resilienz und der Genesung zusammenführt – zur Unterstützung der Betroffenen. Fallbeispiele veranschaulichen die Herangehensweisen und helfen beim Transfer in den eigenen Praxisalltag.
Posted in Psychology

Spectral Spaces and Hauntings

The Affects of Absence

Author: Christina Lee

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317515021

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

View: 7575

This anthology explores the spatial dimension and politics of haunting. It considers how the ‘appearance’ of absence, emptiness and the imperceptible can indicate an overwhelming presence of something that once was, and still is, (t)here. At its core, the book asks: how and why do certain places haunt us? Drawing from a diversity of mediums, forms and disciplinary approaches, the contributors to Spectral Spaces and Hauntings illustrate the complicated ways absent presences can manifest and be registered. The case studies range from the memory sites of a terrorist attack, the lost home, a vanished mining town and abandoned airports, to the post-apocalyptic wastelands in literary fiction, the photographic and filmic surfaces where spectres materialise, and the body as a site for re-corporealising the disappeared and dead. In ruminating on the afteraffects of spectral spaces on human experience, the anthology importantly foregrounds the ethical and political imperative of engaging with ghosts and following their traces.
Posted in Social Science

The Artificial Horizon

Imagining the Blue Mountains

Author: Martin Edward Thomas

Publisher: Melbourne Univ. Publishing

ISBN: 9780522851519

Category: Blue Mountains (N.S.W)

Page: 313

View: 2407

Martin Thomas takes the reader on a journey through a compelling study of culture, landscape and mythology. For both Aboriginal people and their colonisers, the rugged landscape of the Blue Mountains has stood as an intriguing riddle and a stimulus to the imagination. The author evokes this dramatic and bewildering landscape and leads his readers through the cultural history of the locality in order to probe the 'dreamwork of imperialism'.
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Oral History

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Publisher: N.A


Category: Oral history

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The La Trobe University English Review

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: English literature

Page: N.A

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Australian Book Review

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Publisher: N.A


Category: Australian literature

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The Blue Sapphire of the Mind

Notes for a Contemplative Ecology

Author: Douglas E. Christie

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199986649

Category: Religion

Page: 488

View: 9405

"There are no unsacred places," the poet Wendell Berry has written. "There are only sacred places and desecrated places." What might it mean to behold the world with such depth and feeling that it is no longer possible to imagine it as something separate from ourselves, or to live without regard for its well-being? To understand the work of seeing things as an utterly involving moral and spiritual act? Such questions have long occupied the center of contemplative spiritual traditions. In The Blue Sapphire of the Mind, Douglas E. Christie proposes a distinctively contemplative approach to ecological thought and practice that can help restore our sense of the earth as a sacred place. Drawing on the insights of the early Christian monastics as well as the ecological writings of Henry David Thoreau, Aldo Leopold, Annie Dillard, and many others, Christie argues that, at the most basic level, it is the quality of our attention to the natural world that must change if we are to learn how to live in a sustainable relationship with other living organisms and with one another. He notes that in this uniquely challenging historical moment, there is a deep and pervasive hunger for a less fragmented and more integrated way of apprehending and inhabiting the living world--and for a way of responding to the ecological crisis that expresses our deepest moral and spiritual values. Christie explores how the wisdom of ancient and modern contemplative traditions can inspire both an honest reckoning with the destructive patterns of thought and behavior that have contributed so much to our current crisis, and a greater sense of care and responsibility for all living beings. These traditions can help us cultivate the simple, spacious awareness of the enduring beauty and wholeness of the natural world that will be necessary if we are to live with greater purpose and meaning, and with less harm, to our planet.
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Bishop Burnet's history of his own time

from the restoration of King Charles II to the conclusion of the treaty of peace at Utrecht, in the reign of Queen Anne. To which is prefixed, a summary recapitualtion of affairs in Church and State, from King James I to the restoration in the year 1660, together with the author's life

Author: Gilbert Burnet

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

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The Return of Depression Economics and the Crisis of 2008

Author: Paul Krugman

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393337804

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 207

View: 2161

Looks at financial crises that have plagued various economies around the world and uses this information to interpret today's financial upheaval and its implications for the future.
Posted in Business & Economics

English Inside and Out

The Places of Literary Criticism

Author: Susan Kamholtz Gubar

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134567863

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 144

View: 9347

First published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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The Flame of Eternity

An Interpretation of Nietzsche's Thought

Author: Krzysztof Michalski

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 140084021X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 248

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The Flame of Eternity provides a reexamination and new interpretation of Nietzsche's philosophy and the central role that the concepts of eternity and time, as he understood them, played in it. According to Krzysztof Michalski, Nietzsche's reflections on human life are inextricably linked to time, which in turn cannot be conceived of without eternity. Eternity is a measure of time, but also, Michalski argues, something Nietzsche viewed first and foremost as a physiological concept having to do with the body. The body ages and decays, involving us in a confrontation with our eventual death. It is in relation to this brute fact that we come to understand eternity and the finitude of time. Nietzsche argues that humanity has long regarded the impermanence of our life as an illness in need of curing. It is this "pathology" that Nietzsche called nihilism. Arguing that this insight lies at the core of Nietzsche's philosophy as a whole, Michalski seeks to explain and reinterpret Nietzsche's thought in light of it. Michalski maintains that many of Nietzsche's main ideas--including his views on love, morality (beyond good and evil), the will to power, overcoming, the suprahuman (or the overman, as it is infamously referred to), the Death of God, and the myth of the eternal return--take on new meaning and significance when viewed through the prism of eternity.
Posted in Philosophy

Cobbett's Political Register

Author: William Cobbett

Publisher: N.A


Category: Great Britain

Page: N.A

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Finding the Tiger

Author: Susan S. McLaren

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1456797840

Category: Philosophy

Page: 168

View: 5676

Every life goes through transitions, from birth to death. Everyone handles these events differently. Based on personal and professional experience as a traveler, therapist, healer, teacher, Youth Aid Panel advocate, and Grandma, Author Sue McLaren covers a lifetime of experience. The aging process, from childhood to senior Philosophical observations on life, including the tough times Animals and their roles in our lives How to be a healer Family-approved Recipes "Don't read this!", a 90 year old said to his 60 year old son, as he gathered Finding The Tiger closer to himself, muttering, " much wisdom..." Finding The Tiger appeals to all ages. You may laugh or weep. You may agree or disagree. At the least, you'll find food for thought, practical suggestions, and some good recipes.
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