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.
Posted in Science

Landscapes of Clearance

Archaeological and Anthropological Perspectives

Author: Angele Smith,Amy Gazin-Schwartz

Publisher: Left Coast Press

ISBN: 1598742663

Category: History

Page: 221

View: 1973

This volume examines ancient landscapes that have been cleared of inhabitants and the social impacts of clearance on their populations.
Posted in History

Spectral Spaces and Hauntings

The Affects of Absence

Author: Christina Lee

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317515021

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

View: 888

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

Oral History and Public Memories

Author: Paula Hamilton,Linda Shopes

Publisher: Temple University Press

ISBN: 1592131425

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 7664

Oral history is inherently about memory, and when oral history interviews are used "in public," they invariably both reflect and shape public memories of the past. Oral History and Public Memories is the only book that explores this relationship, in fourteen case studies of oral history's use in a variety of venues and media around the world. Readers will learn, for example, of oral history based efforts to reclaim community memory in post-apartheid Cape Town, South Africa; of the role of personal testimony in changing public understanding of Japanese American history in the American West; of oral history's value in mapping heritage sites important to Australia's Aboriginal population; and of the way an oral history project with homeless people in Cleveland, Ohio became a tool for popular education. Taken together, these original essays link the well established practice of oral history to the burgeoning field of memory studies.
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Oral History

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Oral history

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Overland

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

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Australian Book Review

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Books

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Meridian

The La Trobe University English Review

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English literature

Page: N.A

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Posted in English literature

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: 3832

"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.
Posted in Religion

The Phantom Tollbooth

Author: Norton Juster

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0375985298

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

View: 9498

With almost 4 million copies sold over 50 years after its original publication, generations of readers have now journeyed with Milo to the Lands Beyond in this beloved classic that Philip Pullman says “comes up bright and new every time I read it . . . it will continue to charm and delight for a very long time yet. And teach us some wisdom, too.” Enriched by Jules Feiffer’s splendid illustrations, the wit, wisdom, and wordplay of Norton Juster’s offbeat fantasy are as beguiling as ever. For Milo, everything’s a bore. When a tollbooth mysteriously appears in his room, he drives through only because he’s got nothing better to do. But on the other side, things seem different. Milo visits the Island of Conclusions (you get there by jumping), learns about time from a ticking watchdog named Tock, and even embarks on a quest to rescue Rhyme and Reason. Somewhere along the way, Milo realizes something astonishing. Life is far from dull. In fact, it’s exciting beyond his wildest dreams!
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Jewels and Ashes

Author: Arnold Zable

Publisher: Harvest Books

ISBN: 9780156001472

Category: Fiction

Page: 210

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In a memoir of a Jewish man's search for his roots, the son of Holocaust survivors returns to his parents' homeland in Poland to rediscover the former glory of East European Jewry
Posted in Fiction

Infinite Impact

Making the Most of Your Place on God's Timeline

Author: Stu Weber

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 0842374418

Category: Religion

Page: 199

View: 7384

You are challenged to see your life as a story being written. Everything that has happened up until this point in time has a meaning and a purpose for your life. This book will challenge you to look at where you are in God's timeline and will encourage you to consider how you can use your life to make an infinite impact on earth, with echoes going on into eternity.
Posted in Religion

Love You Forever

Author: Robert N. Munsch,Sheila McGraw

Publisher: Firefly Books

ISBN: 9780920668375

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 3330

As her son grows up from little boy to adult man, a mother secretly rocks him each night as he sleeps.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

A Dictionary of the Holy Bible

Containing an Historical Account of the Persons, a Geographical and Historical Account of the Places, a Literal, Critical, and Systematical Description of Other Objects, Whether Natural, Artificial, Civil, Religious, Or Military, and an Explanation of the Appellative Terms Mentioned in the Old and New Testaments ...

Author: John Brown

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bible

Page: 534

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Posted in Bible

Cobbett's Political Register

Author: William Cobbett

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Great Britain

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Posted in Great Britain

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: 3078

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