Boundary Writing

An Exploration of Race, Culture, And Gender Binaries in Contemporary Australia

Author: Lynette Russell

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824830489

Category: Social Science

Page: 214

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Have globalization and the emergence of virtual cultures reduced cultural diversity? Will the world become homogenized or Americanized? This work demonstrates that this oversimplification denies the reality that there is greater space for cultural diversity.
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Songwriting Without Boundaries

Lyric Writing Exercises for Finding Your Voice

Author: Pat Pattison

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 9781599632971

Category: Music

Page: 240

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Infuse your lyrics with sensory detail! Writing great song lyrics requires practice and discipline. Songwriting Without Boundaries will help you commit to routine practice through fun writing exercises. This unique collection of more than150 sense-bound prompts helps you develop the skills you need to: tap into your senses and inject your writing with vivid details effectively use metaphor and comparative language add rhythm to your writing and manage phrasing Songwriters, as well as writers of other genres, will benefit from this collection of sensory writing challenges. Divided into four sections, Songwriting Without Boundaries features four different fourteen-day challenges with timed writing exercises, along with examples from other songwriters, poets, and prose writers.
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Beyond a Boundary

50th Anniversary Edition

Author: C. L. R. James

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822376253

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 300

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This new edition of C. L. R. James's classic Beyond a Boundary celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of one of the greatest books on sport and culture ever written. Named one of the Top 50 Sports Books of All Time by Sports Illustrated "Beyond a Boundary . . . should find its place on the team with Izaak Walton, Ivan Turgenev, A. J. Liebling, and Ernest Hemingway."—Derek Walcott, The New York Times Book Review "As a player, James the writer was able to see in cricket a metaphor for art and politics, the collective experience providing a focus for group effort and individual performance. . . . [In] his scintillating memoir of his life in cricket, Beyond a Boundary (1963), James devoted some of his finest pages to this theme."—Edward Said, The Washington Post "A work of double reverence—for the resilient, elegant ritualism of cricket and for the black people of the world."—Whitney Balliett, The New Yorker "Beyond a Boundary is a book of remarkable richness and force, which vastly expands our understanding of sports as an element of popular culture in the Western and colonial world."—Mark Naison, The Nation "Everything James has done has had the mark of originality, of his own flexible, sensitive, and deeply cultured intelligence. He conveys not a rigid doctrine but a delight and curiosity in all the manifestations of life, and the clue to everything lies in his proper appreciation of the game of cricket."—E. P. Thompson, author of The Making of the English Working Class "Beyond a Boundary is . . . first and foremost an autobiography of a living legend—probably the greatest social theorist of our times."—Manning Marable, Journal of Sport & Social Issues "The great triumph of Beyond a Boundary is its ability to rise above genre and in its very form explore the complex nature of colonial West Indian society."—Caryl Phillips, The New Republic
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Liminality and the Short Story

Boundary Crossings in American, Canadian, and British Writing

Author: Jochen Achilles,Ina Bergmann

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131781245X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 282

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This book is a study of the short story, one of the widest taught genres in English literature, from an innovative methodological perspective. Both liminality and the short story are well-researched phenomena, but the combination of both is not frequent. This book discusses the relevance of the concept of liminality for the short story genre and for short story cycles, emphasizing theoretical perspectives, methodological relevance and applicability. Liminality as a concept of demarcation and mediation between different processual stages, spatial complexes, and inner states is of obvious importance in an age of global mobility, digital networking, and interethnic transnationality. Over the last decade, many symposia, exhibitions, art, and publications have been produced which thematize liminality, covering a wide range of disciplines including literary, geographical, psychological and ethnicity studies. Liminal structuring is an essential aspect of the aesthetic composition of short stories and the cultural messages they convey. On account of its very brevity and episodic structure, the generic liminality of the short story privileges the depiction of transitional situations and fleeting moments of crisis or decision. It also addresses the moral transgressions, heterotopic orders, and forms of ambivalent self-reflection negotiated within the short story's confines. This innovative collection focuses on both the liminality of the short story and on liminality in the short story.
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Breaking Boundaries

Creative Writing Advice, Exercises, and Prompts from Indie Authors and Writing Teachers

Author: Karen Hamilton Silvestri

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780989931861

Category:

Page: N.A

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we (meaning writers and creative types) often come up against a wall in our work. These walls are sometimes just plain old writer's block, but often those walls are boundaries - limitations - we have set on ourselves without even knowing. Maybe you are afraid to write about a subject that strikes close to your heart, or maybe you are afraid what your family will think if you write a particular scene or on a particular subject. Or perhaps you are just too tired, too frustrated, too whatever to sit your butt down and write something - anything. Boundaries.You need to break them. You need to tear down whatever wall - whatever boundary - and write something. Anything. Hence, this book. Read it front to back or back to front, or just open it up and start in media res. If you want to be a writer, you have to write. And that means writing some pretty crappy stuff before you find that perfect line, that perfect phrase, that perfect story.
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Creative Writing Innovations

Breaking Boundaries in the Classroom

Author: Michael Dean Clark,Trent Hergenrader,Joseph Rein

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474297188

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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When teachers experiment, students benefit. When students gain confidence to pursue their own literary experiments, creative writing can become a life-changing experience. With chapters written by experienced teachers and classroom innovators, Creative Writing Innovations builds on these principles to uncover the true potential of the creative writing classroom. Rooted in classroom experience, this book takes teaching beyond the traditional workshop model to explore topics such as multi-media genres, collaborative writing and field-based work, as well as issues of identity. Taken together, this is an essential guide for teachers of creative writing at all levels from the authors and editors of Creative Writing in the Digital Age.
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Boundaries

The Making of France and Spain in the Pyrenees

Author: Peter Sahlins

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520074157

Category: History

Page: 351

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“Brilliant. . . . This fascinating exploration through three centuries of the frontier is rounded off with a perceptive and balanced appraisal of the nature of national identity within the context of the Pyrenees. . . . A study which is exciting, learned, and thought-provoking, a splendid example of interdisciplinary history at its best.”—Times Literary Supplement
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Borderlands

Negotiating Boundaries in Post-colonial Writing

Author: Monika Reif-Hülser

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042004689

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 293

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Boundaries, borderlines, limits on the one hand and rites of passage, contact zones, in-between spaces on the other have attracted renewed interest in a broad variety of cultural discourses after a long period of decenterings and delimitations in numerous fields of social, psychological, and intellectual life.Anthropological dimensions of the subject and its multifarious ways of world-making represent the central challenge among the concerns of the humanities. The role of literature and the arts in the formation of cultural and personal identities, theoretical and political approaches to the relation between self and other, the familiar and the foreign, have become key issues in literary and cultural studies; forms of expressivity and expression and question of mediation as well as new enquiries into ethics have characterized the intellectual energies of the past decade. The aim of Borderlandsis to represent a variety of approaches to questions of border crossing and boundary transgression; approaches from different angles and different disciplines, but all converging in their own way on the post-colonial paradigm.Topics discussed include globalization, cartography and ontology, transitional identity, ecocritical sensibility, questions of the application of post-coloniality, gender and sexuality, and attitudes towards space and place. As well as studies of the cinema of the settler colonies, the films of Neil Jordan, and 'Othering' in Canadian sports journalism, there are treatments of the Nigerian novel, South African prison memoirs, and African women's writing. Authors examined include Elizabeth Bowen, Bruce Chatwin, Mohamed Choukri, Nuruddin Farah, Jamaica Kincaid, Pauline Melville, Bharati Mukherjee, Michael Ondaatje, and Leslie Marmon Silko.
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In Other Words

Author: Jhumpa Lahiri

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 1101875569

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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National Best Seller From the best-selling author and Pulitzer Prize winner, a powerful nonfiction debut—an “honest, engaging, and very moving account of a writer searching for herself in words.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred) In Other Words is a revelation. It is at heart a love story—of a long and sometimes difficult courtship, and a passion that verges on obsession: that of a writer for another language. For Jhumpa Lahiri, that love was for Italian, which first captivated and capsized her during a trip to Florence after college. Although Lahiri studied Italian for many years afterward, true mastery always eluded her. Seeking full immersion, she decides to move to Rome with her family, for “a trial by fire, a sort of baptism” into a new language and world. There, she begins to read, and to write—initially in her journal—solely in Italian. In Other Words, an autobiographical work written in Italian, investigates the process of learning to express oneself in another language, and describes the journey of a writer seeking a new voice. Presented in a dual-language format, this is a wholly original book about exile, linguistic and otherwise, written with an intensity and clarity not seen since Vladimir Nabokov: a startling act of self-reflection and a provocative exploration of belonging and reinvention. From the Hardcover edition.
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Simulating Sovereignty

Intervention, the State and Symbolic Exchange

Author: Cynthia Weber

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521455596

Category: Political Science

Page: 147

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In Simulating Sovereignty Cynthia Weber presents a critical analysis of the concept of sovereignty. Examining the justifications for intervention offered by the Concert of Europe, President Wilson's administration, and the Reagan-Bush administrations, the author combines critical international relations theory and foreign policy analysis to offer an original and important contribution to the understanding of sovereignty, the state and intervention in international relations theory.
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Local Education Order

Enthnomethodological Studies of Knowledge in Action

Author: Stephen Hester,D. W. Francis

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027250889

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 322

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The studies in this book take an ethnomethodological approach to educational phenomena. Ethnomethodology's concern is with the locally accomplished and situated character of social order. With reference to educational phenomena, this means that ethnomethodology investigates how the 'natural facts' of educational life, such as daily activities in school classrooms, are produced as such in the first place, rather than taking for granted the recognisability of these facts and then theorising their explanation. In this sense, ethnomethodological studies contrast markedly with other approaches to the study of education. Each of the chapters in the book consists of a new and original study. Collectively, they exhibit the continuing vitality of this tradition and demonstrate ethnomethodology's special commitment to the analysis of educational phenomena as locally ordered and accomplished.
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Computational Mechanics ’95

Volume 1 and Volume 2 Theory and Applications

Author: S.N. Atluri,G. Yagawa,Thomas A. Cruse

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642796540

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 3161

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AI!, in the earlier conferences (Tokyo, 1986; Atlanta, 1988, Melbourne, 1991; and Hong Kong, 1992) the response to the call for presentations at ICES-95 in Hawaii has been overwhelming. A very careful screening of the extended abstracts resulted in about 500 paper being accepted for presentation. Out of these, written versions of about 480 papers reached the conference secretariat in Atlanta in time for inclusion in these proceedings. The topics covered at ICES-95 range over the broadest spectrum of computational engineering science. The editors thank the international scientific committee, for their advice and encouragement in making ICES-95 a successful scientific event. Special thanks are expressed to the International Association for Boundary Elements Methods for hosting IABEM-95 in conjunction with ICES-95. The editors here express their deepest gratitude to Ms. Stacy Morgan for her careful handling of a myriad of details of ICES-95, often times under severe time constraints. The editors hope that the readers of this proceedings will find a kaleidoscopic view of computational engineering in the year 1995, as practiced in various parts of the world. Satya N. Atluri Atlanta, Georgia, USA Genki Yagawa Tokyo,Japan Thomas A. Cruse Nashville, TN, USA Organizing Committee Professor Genki Yagawa, University of Tokyo, Japan, Chair Professor Satya Atluri, Georgia Institute of Technology, U.S.A.
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Postcolonial Life-Writing

Culture, Politics, and Self-Representation

Author: Bart Moore-Gilbert

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134106920

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 200

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Postcolonial Life-Writing is the first attempt to offer a sustained critique of this increasingly visible and influential field of cultural production. Bart Moore-Gilbert considers the relationship between postcolonial life-writing and its western analogues, identifying the key characteristics that differentiate the genre in the postcolonial context. Focusing particularly on writing styles and narrative conceptions of the Self, this book uncovers a distinctive parallel tradition of auto/biographical writing and analyses its cultural and political significance. Original and provocative, this book brings together the two distinct fields of Postcolonial Studies and Auto/biography Studies in a fruitful and much needed dialogue.
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A Comparative Approach to Redefining Chinese-ness in the Era of Globalization

Author: Anbin Shi

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780773468467

Category: Education

Page: 289

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This work discusses the changing conceptualization of Chinese social/cultural/gender/ethnic identities, incorporating a cultural studies approach. Chapters include a review of Chinese-ness as a geopolitical and cultural concept, and an examination of Chinese rock singer Cui Jian.
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Field Archaeologist’s Survival Guide

Getting a Job and Working in Cultural Resource Management

Author: Chris Webster

Publisher: Left Coast Press

ISBN: 1611329302

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

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Chris Webster’s handy, informative guide outlines what it take to become an archaeological technician, a field worker in cultural resource management (CRM) archaeology. Based on his popular blog feature, Shovelbums Guide, Webster offers young archaeologists useful advice about CRM work, including writing, cooking in hotel rooms, hand-mapping, surviving unemployment, life after archaeology, and more. It provides tools new CRM archaeologists need to get hired and to live life on the road in a fluctuating job market, as well as details on how to succeed as a field archaeologist. Appendices cover sample job hunting documents and checklists for fieldwork. If you will be pursuing a position in this dynamic, challenging field, this book is a must-read both before you apply for that first job and once you get one.
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The Anthropologist as Writer

Genres and Contexts in the Twenty-First Century

Author: Helena Wulff

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1785330195

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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Writing is crucial to anthropology, but which genres are anthropologists expected to master in the 21st century? This book explores how anthropological writing shapes the intellectual content of the discipline and academic careers. First, chapters identify the different writing genres and contexts anthropologists actually engage with. Second, this book argues for the usefulness and necessity of taking seriously the idea of writing as a craft and of writing across and within genres in new ways. Although academic writing is an anthropologist's primary genre, they also write in many others, from drafting administrative texts and filing reports to composing ethnographically inspired journalism and fiction.
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31 Days Before Your CCENT Certification Exam

A Day-By-Day Review Guide for the ICND1 (100-101) Certification Exam

Author: Allan Johnson

Publisher: Cisco Press

ISBN: 013351773X

Category: Computers

Page: 400

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31 Days Before Your CCENT Certification Exam Second Edition A Day-By-Day Review Guide for the ICND1 (100-101) Certification Exam 31 Days Before Your CCENT Certification Exam offers you a personable and practical way to understand the certification process, commit to taking the 100-101 ICND1 certification exam, and finish your preparation using a variety of Primary and Supplemental study resources. With a CCENT (Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician) certification, a network professional demonstrates the skills required for entry-level network support positions—the starting point for many successful careers in networking. CCENT is the first step toward achieving CCNA certification. Sign up for the ICND1 exam and use the book’s day-by-day guide and checklist to organize, prepare, and review. Each day in this guide breaks down an exam topic into a manageable bit of information to review using short summaries. A Study Resources section provides you with a quick reference for locating more in-depth treatment of a day’s topics within the Primary and Supplemental resources. The features of the book empower you to fit exam preparation into a busy schedule: --Visual calendar summarizing each day’s study topic --Checklist providing advice for preparation activities leading up to the exam --Description of the 100-101 ICND1 exam organization and sign-up process --Strategies from the author to be mentally, organizationally, and physically prepared for exam day --Conversational tone, which makes your study time more enjoyable Primary Resources: Cisco CCENT/CCNA ICND1 100-101 Official Cert Guide ISBN: 9781587143854 Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices, Part 1 Foundation Learning Guide ISBN: 9781587143762 Introduction to Networks Companion Guide ISBN: 9781587133169 Introduction to Networks Lab Manual ISBN: 9781587133121 Routing and Switching Essentials Companion Guide ISBN: 9781587133183 Routing and Switching Essentials Lab Manual ISBN: 9781587133206 Supplemental Resources: CCENT Practice and Study Guide ISBN: 9781587133459 Cisco CCENT ICND1 100-101 Flash Cards and Exam Practice Pack ISBN: 9781587203992 CCNA Routing and Switching Portable Command Guide, 3e ISBN: 9781587204302 Cisco CCENT ICND1 100-101 Network Simulator ISBN: 9780789750433
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The Boundary Element Method with Programming

For Engineers and Scientists

Author: Gernot Beer,Ian Smith,Christian Duenser

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3211715762

Category: Mathematics

Page: 498

View: 1973

This thorough yet understandable introduction to the boundary element method presents an attractive alternative to the finite element method. It not only explains the theory but also presents the implementation of the theory into computer code, the code in FORTRAN 95 can be freely downloaded. The book also addresses the issue of efficiently using parallel processing hardware in order to considerably speed up the computations for large systems. The applications range from problems of heat and fluid flow to static and dynamic elasto-plastic problems in continuum mechanics.
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Exploring the Boundary Waters

A Trip Planner and Guide to the BWCAW

Author: Daniel Pauly

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 1452906467

Category: Travel

Page: 440

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With more than 200,000 visitors annually, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is among the most alluring wilderness areas in the country, unique because it is most often explored by canoe. Comprised of more than one million acres, the BWCAW is an exceptional combination of expansive wilderness, abundant wildlife, and fascinating natural and human history. Exploring the Boundary Waters is the most comprehensive trip planner to the BWCAW, giving travelers an overview of each entry point into the wilderness area as well as detailed descriptions of more than one hundred specific routes—including a ranking of their difficulty level and maps that feature the major waterways, portages, and the designated campsites. The book is crafted so that readers can design their own route through the almost inexhaustible network of lakes and streams. Daniel Pauly, Boundary Waters expert, worked with the U.S. Forest Service, the Minnesota DNR, and local outfitters to collect and present crucial information here: instructions on about how to obtain a permit, the rules and regulations of the park, safety tips, and suggestions about how to help maintain the ecological integrity of the wilderness. As engaging as it is informative, Exploring the Boundary Waters not only contributes advice on the pros and cons of each route, but also brings the reader a natural and historical context for the journey by offering insight into the pictographs, mining sites, logging railroads, and ruins one may encounter on an expedition. With its accessible and personal style, Exploring the Boundary Waters is the perfect guide for anyone—novice or seasoned veteran—arranging a trip to the BWCAW. A companion Web site for this book, http://www.boundarywatersguide.com, presents useful information that can be downloaded for planning a trip, including gear lists, overview maps, and route updates.
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