Inspired by Alberto Spada's drawings, inventive author Saria Tagliaferri made a collection of children's books, dealing with diverse basic aspects of human life, such as teeth, emotions or professions. Page after Page, the Mockimonsters tell the incredible story of how our faces show our feelings. Colorful images, the apparent simplicity of the unique design in combination with tese different issues makes this new collection of board books a must for parents and kids.
Author: Mariarosaria Tagliaferri,Alberto Spada
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Category: Debt relief
Money talked in sixteenth-century England, as money still does today. But what the sixteenth century's gold and silver had to say for itself is strikingly different from the modern discourse of money. As David Landreth demonstrates in The Face of Mammon, the material and historical differences between the coins of the English Renaissance and today's paper and electronic money propel a distinctive and complex assessment of the relation between material substance and human value. Although the sixteenth century was marked by the traumatic emergence of conditions that would prove to be characteristic of the modern economy, the discipline of economics had not been invented to assess those conditions. The Face of Mammon considers how literary texts investigated these unexplained material transformations through attention to the materiality of gold and silver money. In new readings of Spenser's Faerie Queene, Marlowe's Jew of Malta, three plays by Shakespeare-King John, The Merchant of Venice, and Measure for Measure-the poetry of John Donne, and the prose of Thomas Nashe, Landreth argues that these texts situate the act of exchange at the center of a system of "common wealth" that sought to integrate political, ethical, and religious values with material ones, and probe the ways in which market value corrodes that system even as it depends upon it. Joining the methods of material-culture studies to those of economic criticism, The Face of Mammon offers a new account of the historical transformations of the concept of value to scholars of early modern literature, culture, and art, as well as to those interested in economic history.
The Matter of Money in English Renaissance Literature
Author: David Landreth
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Coates presents the face in film as a place where transformations begin, reflecting both the experience of modernity and such influential myths as that of Medusa. This is exemplified by a wide range of European and American films, including Ingmar Bergman's Persona .
Author: P. Coates
Category: Performing Arts
Argues for a new kind of criticism, one that mediates between literal and allegorical modes of interpretation.
Physiognomy and Criticism
Author: Davide Stimilli
Publisher: SUNY Press
Using the “photovoice” technique—a method that asks subjects to photograph what they feel represents their world—this enlightening visual research reveals the everyday realities of poverty through the eyes of those most affected by it. Intended for teachers, psychologists, anthropologists, and social and community workers, this unique resource offers insight into how communities are able to cope with the challenges of poverty and the impact of HIV and AIDS. Emphasizing the power and vital presence of hope, the photographs show how the pupils rise above their circumstances against the odds.
Author: Tilla Olivier,Lesley Wood,Naydene De Lange
Publisher: Juta and Company Ltd
trends and issues that face the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada
Author: Richard S. Belous,British-North American Committee,British-North American Research Association,National Planning Association,C.D. Howe Institute
Category: Social Science
Power and inequality are realities that planners of all kinds must face in the practical world. In 'Planning in the Face of Power', John Forester argues that effective, public-serving planners can overcome the traditional--but paralyzing--dichotomies of being either professional or political, detached and distantly rational or engaged and change-oriented. Because inequalities of power directly structure planning practice, planners who are blind to relations of power will inevitably fail. Forester shows how, in the face of the conflict-ridden demands of practice, planners can think politically and rationally at the same time, avoid common sources of failure, and work to advance both a vision of the broader public good and the interests of the least powerful members of society.
Author: John Forester
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Category: Political Science
From the author of In Farleigh Field... Molly Murphy—Molly Sullivan, now that she and Daniel are finally married—is bored. Having given up her detective agency when she married, she now finds that her life is much less exciting, her days an endless stretch of housekeeping and chores. But when Molly secretly attends a suffragist meeting with her friends Sid and Gus and meets a shy, distracted woman who claims to live in a haunted house, everything is about to change. Rhys Bowen's short story The Face in the Mirror offers just the taste of mystery and mayhem fans will need to tide them over until the next Molly Murphy novel.
A Molly Murphy Story
Author: Rhys Bowen
Publisher: Minotaur Books
What decisions must be made now if The United Methodist Church is to have a future?
The Real Challenges That Face the United Methodist Church
Author: Lovett Hayes Weems
Publisher: Abingdon Press
William Shakespeare famously wrote that "a face is like a book," and common wisdom has it that our faces reveal our deep-seated emotions. But what if the reverse were also true? What if our facial expressions set our moods instead of revealing them? What if there were actual science to support the exhortation, "smile, be happy?" Dermatologic surgeon Eric Finzi has been studying that question for nearly two decades, and in this ground breaking book he marshals evidence suggesting that our facial expressions are not secondary to, but rather a central driving force of, our emotions. Based on clinical experience and original research, Dr. Finzi shows how changing a person's face not only affects their relationships with others but also with themselves. In his studies using Botox, he has shown how inhibiting the frown of clinically depressed patients leads many to experience relief. This work is a dramatic departure from the neuroscience-based thinking on emotions that tends to view emotions solely as the result of neurotransmitters in the brain. Part absorbing medical narrative, part think piece on the nature of emotion, this is a bold call for us to rethink the causes of unhappiness.
How Botox Affects Our Moods and Relationships
Author: Eric Finzi, MD
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
the book should have facebook posts and articles as a primary focus, reflecting moods, brought on by thoughts for the day, usually revealed in the wee hours of the morning which may be sweet, sour, thought provoking plain in the face, frequently triggered by something read, heard on the news or conversed – a singular life experience – all processed when I believe the brain is in an unwound state, at its peak of creativity and awareness, when sleeping, when bike ridding... Instead it turned out to be, for the most part, stories of my life.
Author: JR (Jesus Recycles),Xlibris Corporation
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
In The Face: Cartography of the Void, acclaimed poet, novelist, and screenwriter Chris Abani has given us a brief memoir that is, in the best tradition of the genre, also an exploration of the very nature of identity. Abani meditates on his own face, beginning with his early childhood that was immersed in the Igbo culture of West Africa. The Face is a lush work of art that teems with original and profound insights into the role of race, culture, and language in fashioning our sense of self. Abani’s writing is poetic, filled with stories, jokes, and reflections that draw readers into his fold; he invites them to explore their own “faces” and the experiences that have shaped them. As Abani so lovingly puts it, this extended essay contemplates “all the people who have touched my face, slapped it, punched it, kissed it, washed it, shaved it. All of that human contact must leave some trace, some of the need and anger that motivated that touch. This face is softened by it all. Made supple by all the wonder it has beheld, all the kindness, all the generosity of life.” The Face is a gift to be read, re-read, shared, and treasured, from an author at the height of his artistic powers. Abani directs his gaze both inward and out toward the world around him, creating a self-portrait in which readers will also see their own faces reflected. Abani’s essay is part of a groundbreaking new series from Restless Books called The Face, in which a diverse group of writers takes readers on a guided tour of that most intimate terrain: their own faces. Visit www.restlessbooks.com/the-face-series for more information. Chris Abani is a novelist, poet, essayist, screenwriter, and playwright. Born in Nigeria to an Igbo father and English mother, he grew up in Afikpo, Nigeria, and has resided in the United States since 2001. His fiction includes The Secret History of Las Vegas, Song For Night, The Virgin of Flames, Becoming Abigail, GraceLand, and Masters of the Board. His poetry collections are Sanctificum, There Are No Names for Red, Feed Me The Sun - Collected Long Poems, Hands Washing Water, Dog Woman, Daphne’s Lot, and Kalakuta Republic.
Cartography of the Void
Author: Chris Abani
Publisher: Restless Books
Category: Biography & Autobiography
They say something horrible happened that day, but Martha can’t remember any of it—not even the smallest detail. They say it will come back to her in time. But someone wants her to remember now. She draws his face, over and over—the face of a dead boy. She can’t control her hand. And she can’t remember how he died. But she’s going to find the answer.
Author: R.L. Stine
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop, Aberdeen, Scotland, U.K., June 29-July 4, 1985
Author: H.D. Ellis,Malcolm Jeeves,Freda Newcombe,Andy Young
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Judith Butler follows Edward Said’s late suggestion that through a consideration of Palestinian dispossession in relation to Jewish diasporic traditions a new ethos can be forged for a one-state solution. Butler engages Jewish philosophical positions to articulate a critique of political Zionism and its practices of illegitimate state violence, nationalism, and state-sponsored racism. At the same time, she moves beyond communitarian frameworks, including Jewish ones, that fail to arrive at a radical democratic notion of political cohabitation. Butler engages thinkers such as Edward Said, Emmanuel Levinas, Hannah Arendt, Primo Levi, Martin Buber, Walter Benjamin, and Mahmoud Darwish as she articulates a new political ethic. In her view, it is as important to dispute Israel’s claim to represent the Jewish people as it is to show that a narrowly Jewish framework cannot suffice as a basis for an ultimate critique of Zionism. She promotes an ethical position in which the obligations of cohabitation do not derive from cultural sameness but from the unchosen character of social plurality. Recovering the arguments of Jewish thinkers who offered criticisms of Zionism or whose work could be used for such a purpose, Butler disputes the specific charge of anti-Semitic self-hatred often leveled against Jewish critiques of Israel. Her political ethic relies on a vision of cohabitation that thinks anew about binationalism and exposes the limits of a communitarian framework to overcome the colonial legacy of Zionism. Her own engagements with Edward Said and Mahmoud Darwish form an important point of departure and conclusion for her engagement with some key forms of thought derived in part from Jewish resources, but always in relation to the non-Jew. Butler considers the rights of the dispossessed, the necessity of plural cohabitation, and the dangers of arbitrary state violence, showing how they can be extended to a critique of Zionism, even when that is not their explicit aim. She revisits and affirms Edward Said’s late proposals for a one-state solution within the ethos of binationalism. Butler’s startling suggestion: Jewish ethics not only demand a critique of Zionism, but must transcend its exclusive Jewishness in order to realize the ethical and political ideals of living together in radical democracy.
Jewishness and the Critique of Zionism
Author: Judith Butler
Publisher: Columbia University Press
This book on face perception is one of the most researched areas in infancy and early childhood, because of the enormous information that the face conveys to its viewer, both in terms of the recognition of individuals and in the expressive information that faces convey. It remains a complex area, but a number of theoretical issues have emerged which motivate much of the current research. This book describes many of these issues, and also presents some empirical research findings to illustrate the ways in which researchers carry out their investigations.
Author: Olivier Pascalis,Alan Slater
Publisher: Nova Publishers
An innovative new novel by the author of "The Library of Thomas Rivka."
Author: Martin Nakell
Publisher: Green Integer Books