Speaking for the Generations

Native Writers on Writing

Author: Simon J. Ortiz

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 9780816518500

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 228

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Presents profiles of such authors as Leslie Marmon Silko, Gloria Bird, Esther B. Belin, Daniel David Moses, and Victor D. Montejo
Posted in Literary Criticism

Place and Native American Indian History and Culture

Author: Joy Porter

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9783039110490

Category: History

Page: 394

View: 9821

In this volume prominent scholars from across the United States and Europe examine the central significance of place within Native American history and life. They shed new light on this foundational concept within Native American Studies at a time when the idea of place is under fundamental reassessment across disciplines. The studies focus on understanding the American self within each of the varied landscapes of the United States and on recognising the true -place- of American Indian peoples within American history. The contributions to this volume are selected from the conference on -Place and Native American Indian History, Literature and Culture- held on 29-31 March 2006 at the University of Wales, Swansea, U.K. Over one hundred and twenty delegates from across the globe congregated, including the largest gathering of Native American intellectuals yet seen in Europe."
Posted in History

Speaking for Ourselves

Environmental Justice in Canada

Author: Julian Agyeman,Peter Cole,Randolph Haluza-DeLay,Pat O'Riley

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 0774858885

Category: Science

Page: 306

View: 2066

The concept of environmental justice has offered a new direction for social movements and public policy in recent decades, and researchers worldwide now position social equity as a prerequisite for sustainability. Yet the relationship between social equity and environmental sustainability has been little studied in Canada. Speaking for Ourselves draws together Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal scholars and activists who bring equity issues to the forefront by considering environmental justice from multiple perspectives and in specifically Canadian contexts.
Posted in Science

Native American Environmentalism

Land, Spirit, and the Idea of Wilderness

Author: Joy Porter

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803248350

Category: Nature

Page: 203

View: 3183

Originally titled: Land and spirit in native America, 2012.
Posted in Nature

First Nations of North America

Politics and Representation

Author: Hans Bak

Publisher: N.A


Category: Indians in popular culture

Page: 381

View: 1126

First Nations of North America
Posted in Indians in popular culture

From the Belly of My Beauty


Author: Esther G. Belin

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 9780816519545

Category: Poetry

Page: 85

View: 7303

A collection of poems by an urban Indian from California. In From the Stench of My Belly, she writes: "I'm sure when you were young / you saw Indians on TV / YOU SAW ME ON TV: / Indian princess / rotund squaw / blood-thirsty brave / stoic chief / ungrateful drunk."
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Rock, Ghost, Willow, Deer

A Story of Survival

Author: Allison Hedge Coke

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803215276

Category: History

Page: 198

View: 6866

“A name creates life patterns,” Allison Adelle Hedge Coke writes, “which form and shape a life; my life, like my name, must have been formed many times over then handed to me to realize.” Rock, Ghost, Willow, Deer is Hedge Coke’s narrative of that realization, the award-winning poet and writer’s searching account of her life as a mixed-blood woman coming of age off-reservation, yet deeply immersed in her Cherokee and Huron heritage. In a style at once elliptical and achingly clear, Hedge Coke describes her schizophrenic mother and the abuse that often overshadowed her childhood; the torments visited upon her, the rape and physical violence; and those she inflicted on herself, the alcohol and drug abuse. Yet she managed to survive with her dreams and her will, her sense of wonder and promise undiminished. The title Rock, Ghost, Willow, Deer refers to the life-revelations that brought Hedge Coke through her trials, the melding of language and experience that has brought order to her life. In this book, Hedge Coke shares the insights she has gathered along the way, insights that touch on broader Native issues such as modern life in the diaspora; the threat of alcohol, drug abuse, and violence; and the ongoing onslaught on self amid a complex, mixed heritage.
Posted in History

Public Speaking for the Digital Age

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1478426438

Category: Education

Page: 67

View: 6604

Facts101 is your complete guide to Public Speaking for the Digital Age. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.
Posted in Education

Coaching Up and Down the Generations

Author: Lisa Haneberg

Publisher: American Society for Training and Development

ISBN: 1562867199

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 112

View: 444

Presents the fundamentals of coaching, including topics such as push versus pull coaching, acting as a catalyst, learning how to listen, and providing accountability and structure. It provides insight into generational differences that can make communication difficult and coaching impossible. Focusing on the challenges presented by a workforce characterized by multiple generations, it provides an overview of how different generations experience their formative years and how these differences affect the ways they think and express themselves.
Posted in Business & Economics

Western American Literature

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: American literature

Page: N.A

View: 4488

Posted in American literature

Speaking for the Dead

The Human Body in Biology and Medicine

Author: Maja I Whitaker,Professor D Gareth Jones

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409496465

Category: Law

Page: 310

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Speaking for the Dead is an incisive examination of the highly topical and often controversial issues surrounding the use of human cadavers in scientific research. Fully revised and updated to include recent developments in this area, this new edition incorporates the repeated organ scandals in the UK, body parts scandals in the United States, and the abuses of bodies in China. The book provides new material on neuroimaging, neuroethics and Alzheimer's disease and the major ethical issues they raise for society, in addition to discussing plastination in the form of BodyWorlds types of exhibitions. As human anatomists and bioethicists, the authors offer a unique perspective on these issues, crossing the boundaries between clinical, medical, legal and ethical concerns. Their exploration of both historical and contemporary data results in a clear and comprehensive examination of issues at the forefront of bioethics. With its clear writing style and use of non-technical language Speaking for the Dead will be an essential book for all those interested in bioethics, an area which continues to increase in significance with the development of new techniques for the manipulation of human cadavers. As human anatomists and bioethicists, the authors offer a unique perspective on these issues, crossing the boundaries between clinical, medical, legal and ethical concerns. Their exploration of historical developments as well as their analyses of recent case studies result in a pertinent and comprehensive examination of issues at the forefront of bioethics.
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The Generation of Postmemory

Writing and Visual Culture After the Holocaust

Author: Marianne Hirsch

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 023152627X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

View: 8898

Can we remember other people's memories? The Generation of Postmemory argues we can: that memories of traumatic events live on to mark the lives of those who were not there to experience them. Children of survivors and their contemporaries inherit catastrophic histories not through direct recollection but through haunting postmemories multiply mediated images, objects, stories, behaviors, and affects passed down within the family and the culture at large. In these new and revised critical readings of the literary and visual legacies of the Holocaust and other, related sites of memory, Marianne Hirsch builds on her influential concept of postmemory. The book's chapters, two of which were written collaboratively with the historian Leo Spitzer, engage the work of postgeneration artists and writers such as Art Spiegelman, W.G. Sebald, Eva Hoffman, Tatana Kellner, Muriel Hasbun, Anne Karpff, Lily Brett, Lorie Novak, David Levinthal, Nancy Spero and Susan Meiselas. Grappling with the ethics of empathy and identification, these artists attempt to forge a creative postmemorial aesthetic that reanimates the past without appropriating it. In her analyses of their fractured texts, Hirsch locates the roots of the familial and affiliative practices of postmemory in feminism and other movements for social change. Using feminist critical strategies to connect past and present, words and images, and memory and gender, she brings the entangled strands of disparate traumatic histories into more intimate contact. With more than fifty illustrations, her text enables a multifaceted encounter with foundational and cutting edge theories in memory, trauma, gender, and visual culture, eliciting a new understanding of history and our place in it.
Posted in Literary Criticism

Speaking for Buddhas

Scriptural Commentary in Indian Buddhism

Author: Richard F. Nance

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231152302

Category: Religion

Page: 298

View: 1699

Buddhist intellectual discourse owes its development to a dynamic interplay between primary source materials and subsequent interpretation, yet scholarship on Indian Buddhism has long neglected to privilege one crucial series of texts. Commentaries on Buddhist scriptures, particularly the sutras, offer rich insights into the complex relationship between Buddhist intellectual practices and the norms that inform--and are informed by--them. Evaluating these commentaries in detail for the first time, Richard F. Nance revisits--and rewrites&mdashthe critical history of Buddhist thought, including its unique conception of doctrinal transmission. Attributed to such luminaries as Nagarjuna, Vasubandhu, Dignaga, and Santideva, scriptural commentaries have long played an important role in the monastic and philosophical life of Indian Buddhism. Nance reads these texts against the social and cultural conditions of their making, establishing a solid historical basis for the interpretation of key beliefs and doctrines. He also underscores areas of contention, in which scholars debate what it means to speak for, and as, a Buddha. Throughout these texts, Buddhist commentators struggle to deduce and characterize the speech of Buddhas and teach others how to convey and interpret its meaning. At the same time, they demonstrate the fundamental dilemma of trying to speak on behalf of Buddhas. Nance also investigates the notion of "right speech" as articulated by Buddhist texts and follows ideas about teaching as imagined through the common figure of a Buddhist preacher. He notes the use of epistemological concepts in scriptural interpretation and the protocols guiding the composition of scriptural commentary, and provides translations of three commentarial guides to better clarify the normative assumptions organizing these works.
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Speaking for Nature

Women and Ecologies of Early Modern England

Author: Sylvia Bowerbank

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801878725

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 287

View: 1811

The book contains perceptions of nature and ecology in writings by English women authors from the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries. Includes discussion of works by the writers: Mary Wroth (ca. 1586-ca. 1640), Margaret Cavendish (1624?-1674), Mary Rich Warwick (1625-1678), Catherine Talbot (1721-1770), Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797).
Posted in Literary Criticism

Then Shall that Wicked be Revealed

Babylon the Great

Author: Henry Gagne

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1493144707

Category: Religion

Page: 292

View: 491

The book of Revelation is unlike any other book in scripture, filled with symbols and apocalyptic language. It has become a magnet for some, and confusion for others; while still others ignore it altogether. There are many today who believe and hold that the book of Revelation is not about the future, but rather the past, fulfilled with the destruction of the Jewish Temple and city of Jerusalem in 70 A.D. by the Roman armies. While many others hold that the book of Revelation is prophetic and was written for a future time beyond the judgment that fell on the Jewish nation in 70 A.D.; and continues to be debated today between these two Christian camps: the Preterists and Futurists. It is vital that the people of God are given the truth about prophetic scripture. Today it is a fact that false teachers are everywhere in the body of Christ, and have all but snuffed out the light of Christ's prophetic truth. We of the body of Christ cannot continue to sit on the sidelines and remain silent. We must, as good soldiers in Christ arise and go forth in battle to defeat our Lord's enemies wherever they may be found. As soldiers of Christ we do this with the weapons at our disposal that God gave us; the Sword of Christ, the Sword of Truth, the Holy Scriptures. Many times the question has arisen, “What difference does it make?” Our response is; a proper view of eschatology (a study of end of the age times) is important because God has revealed his truth to us and it is our responsibility to be diligent students in understanding that truth. Disregarding or minimizing any part of it is poor stewardship. It is never acceptable to say “I could be wrong, but I remain comfortable on my views, and don't want to bother with other views.” It is a fact today that someone has to be wrong and is teaching error! And it certainly is not the Holy Spirit teaching those errors of scripture in the body of Christ! Therefore, if one view is correct, the others are wrong. The failure to study this issue, and others, forces us to hold one position or another, that is one's doctrines, as a matter of tradition, rather than the Inspired Doctrine of Scripture. While a lot of people go to church, very few actually know the Bible and take Jesus Christ our Lord seriously. Secular Christianity has been watered down, especially in the area of God's Word and its meaning; resulting in great division and confusion concerning many passages seen throughout scripture. The New Testament authors did write about prophecy but a good percentage of their prophetic messages dealt with the immediate fate and future of national Israel. Thus, when they wrote prophetically they wrote primarily about Israel's last days (i.e. end of OC age) while writing prophecy about the early Church's end of the age to come for them, as we read in Hebrews: "So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many and unto them that look for him shall he appear a second time without sin unto salvation” (Heb. 9-28). The last days are different from the end times. The last days refer to the last days (age) of Old Covenant Israel; as the body of Christ was being brought in during that 40 year transition period. It was to be the last days for national Israel, but not for the New Covenant Church; its age had just begun, because of God's Grace and the Blood of Jesus Christ our Lord; brought about for the salvation of mankind. In our day, there have come many scoffers both inside and outside of the church, saying that the return of Christ is many, many years away, and others doubt or even deny his coming at all. At present, to most in the world, they do not appear to be threatened by the return of Christ despite the world's present condition in its moral standing with God. Despite the war in Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, despite North Korea and Iran's nuclear stance, a world economy in a near total collapse; many in the secular media procla
Posted in Religion

Public Speaking for Business Men

Author: William George Hoffman

Publisher: N.A


Category: Oratory

Page: 300

View: 3543

Posted in Oratory

Generation X

Geschichten für eine immer schneller werdende Kultur. Roman

Author: Douglas Coupland

Publisher: Aufbau Digital

ISBN: 3841216145

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 436

Die Bibel der Heutezeit. Willst du ein Haus oder ein Leben? Andy, Dag und Claire teilen die Sehnsüchte ihrer Eltern, der Babyboomer, nicht. Sicherheit ist ihnen egal. Denn das heraufdämmernde neue Jahrtausend verspricht nichts als Katastrophen. Überschuldung, Überbevölkerung, Klimaerwärmung, Komsumterror - vor diesem Hintergrund zählt nur noch eins: Frei zu sein und zu genießen. Die drei beschließen sich loszusagen, auf Karriere und Kaufkraft zu verzichten, um sich ins Rentneridyll Palm Springs zurückzuziehen, Gin Tonic zu trinken, Geschichten zu erzählen und auf den Sonnenaufgang zu warten. Als „Generation X“ 1991 in den Vereinigten Staaten erschien, waren Leute wie Andy, Dag und Claire ihre Haltung, die lässige Unverbindlichkeit, Patchworkkleidung, ihre Trink- und Schlafgewohnheiten noch Fiktion. Inzwischen gehören ihre Wiedergänger zum täglichen Straßenbild der Städte weltweit. Millennials und Xennials, Emos, Hipster, die Generation Y und Z. Ihr Denken und Fühlen zu verstehen, wäre ohne „Generation X“ nicht möglich.
Posted in Fiction

Speaking for ourselves

women of the South

Author: Maxine Alexander

Publisher: Pantheon

ISBN: 9780394722757

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 286

View: 4984

Posted in Biography & Autobiography