A Psychologist Reveals Case Studies of Abductions by Extraterrestrials

Author: Edith Fiore,R. Leo Sprinkle

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780345420206

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 368

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In this extraordinary work, psychologist Dr. Edith Fiore discloses fourteen case studies of men and women who, while under hypnosis, have recalled being abducted by a UFO. Some remember joy and happiness; others relive anxiety and terror. Most of these "contactees" had been taken against their will, communicated with telepathically, and examined thoroughly -- sometimes painfully. And while most had no conscious awareness of the events, they shared a host of troubling "symptoms," including an inability to account for periods of time, persistent nightmares about UFOs, sleep disorders, unexplained healing of ailments, and reactions of fear and anxiety at the mention of UFOs. If you have experienced similar phenomena, ENCOUNTERS can show you how you can use self-hypnosis to find out if you, too, have been contacted or abducted. It also provides information for anyone who would like additional assistance from professional hypnotists or experienced UFO investigators. Compelling and liberating, ENCOUNTERS will show you that you are not alone. From the Paperback edition.

Epic Encounters

Culture, Media, and U.S. Interests in the Middle East Since 1945

Author: Melani McAlister

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520244993

Category: History

Page: 407

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Examines how popular culture has shaped the ways Americans define their "interests" in the Middle East. Author McAlister argues that U.S. foreign policy, while grounded in material and military realities, is also developed in a cultural context. American understandings of the region are framed by narratives that draw on religious belief, news media accounts, and popular culture. This book skillfully weaves readings of film, media, and music with a rigorous analysis of U.S. foreign policy, race politics, and religious history.--From publisher description.

Extreme Encounters

How it Feels to be Drowned in Quicksand, Shredded by Piranhas, Swept Up in a Tornado, and Dozens of Other Unpleasant Experiences

Author: Greg Emmanuel

Publisher: Quirk Books

ISBN: 9781931686006

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 175

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Provides descriptions in the second person of what it is like to experience a variety of dangerous events, from wilderness disasters, medical emergencies, and everyday accidents to execution.

Encounters at the Heart of the World

A History of the Mandan People

Author: Elizabeth A. Fenn

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0809042398

Category: History

Page: 456

View: 419

Draws on important new discoveries in a range of disciplines to chronicle the history of the Mandan Native Americans while sharing revisionist perspectives about their thriving commercial and agricultural practices before European diseases decimated their culture. 15,000 first printing.

Ant Encounters

Interaction Networks and Colony Behavior

Author: Deborah M. Gordon

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400835447

Category: Science

Page: 152

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How do ant colonies get anything done, when no one is in charge? An ant colony operates without a central control or hierarchy, and no ant directs another. Instead, ants decide what to do based on the rate, rhythm, and pattern of individual encounters and interactions--resulting in a dynamic network that coordinates the functions of the colony. Ant Encounters provides a revealing and accessible look into ant behavior from this complex systems perspective. Focusing on the moment-to-moment behavior of ant colonies, Deborah Gordon investigates the role of interaction networks in regulating colony behavior and relations among ant colonies. She shows how ant behavior within and between colonies arises from local interactions of individuals, and how interaction networks develop as a colony grows older and larger. The more rapidly ants react to their encounters, the more sensitively the entire colony responds to changing conditions. Gordon explores whether such reactive networks help a colony to survive and reproduce, how natural selection shapes colony networks, and how these structures compare to other analogous complex systems. Ant Encounters sheds light on the organizational behavior, ecology, and evolution of these diverse and ubiquitous social insects.

Cultural Encounters

The Impact of the Inquisition in Spain and the New World

Author: Mary Elizabeth Perry,Anne J. Cruz,Cruz

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520070981

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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More than just an expression of religious authority or an instrument of social control, the Inquisition was an arena where cultures met and clashed on both shores of the Atlantic. This pioneering volume examines how cultural identities were maintained despite oppression. Persecuted groups were able to survive the Inquisition by means of diverse strategies--whether Christianized Jews in Spain preserving their experiences in literature, or native American folk healers practicing medical care. These investigations of social resistance and cultural persistence will reinforce the cultural significance of the Inquisition. More than just an expression of religious authority or an instrument of social control, the Inquisition was an arena where cultures met and clashed on both shores of the Atlantic. This pioneering volume examines how cultural identities were maintained despite oppression. Persecuted groups were able to survive the Inquisition by means of diverse strategies--whether Christianized Jews in Spain preserving their experiences in literature, or native American folk healers practicing medical care. These investigations of social resistance and cultural persistence will reinforce the cultural significance of the Inquisition.

Decisive Encounters

The Chinese Civil War, 1946-1950

Author: Odd Arne Westad

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804744843

Category: History

Page: 413

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"Though the book highlights the military aspects of the war, it also shows how these took place alongside profound changes in Chinese politics, society, and culture - changes that ultimately contributed as much to the character of today's China as did the major battles. By analyzing the war as an international and not simply a domestic conflict, the author explains why so much of the present legitimacy of the Beijing government derives from its successes during the late 1940s, and reveals how the antagonism between China and the United States, so important to current international affairs, was born."--BOOK JACKET.

Otherworldly Encounters

Evidence of UFO Sightings and Abductions

Author: Nomar Slevik

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 0738757721

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 336

View: 9156

Explore the realm of the unknown with these true stories of unexplained phenomena. Join expert ufologist and paranormal researcher Nomar Slevik as he shares fascinating stories of sightings and abductions centered in the Northeast’s UFO hotspots. Discover the truth about lights in the sky and aliens on the ground from first-hand witnesses and experiencers. Otherworldly Encounters includes investigations of UFOs, men in black, crop circles, alien abductions, monsters, extraterrestrial biological entities, werewolves, balls of light, Mothman, and more. With reports dating back to the 1800s, this is an in-depth guide to phenomena that have puzzled and frightened witnesses for generations. Using the best technological equipment and immersive investigative techniques, Nomar Slevik shares shocking evidence that is truly out of this world.

Digital Encounters

Author: Aylish Wood

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415410657

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 188

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Digital Encounters is a cross media study of digital moving images in animation, cinema, games, and installation art. In a world increasingly marked by proliferating technologies, the way we encounter and understand these story-worlds, game spaces and art works reveals aspects of the ways in which we organize and decode the vast amount of visual material we are bombarded with each day. Working with examples from The Incredibles, The Matrix, Tomb Raider: Legend and Bill Viola's Five Angels for the Millennium, Aylish Wood considers how viewers engage with the diverse interfaces of digital effects cinema, digital games and time-based installations, and argues that technologies alter human engagement, distributing our attention across a network of images and objects.

Musical Encounters at the 1889 Paris World's Fair

Author: Annegret Fauser,Cary C Boshamer Distinguished Professor & Adjunct Professor of Women's and Gender Studies Annegret Fauser

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 1580461859

Category: Music

Page: 391

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The 1889 Exposition universelle in Paris is famous as a turning point in the history of French music, and modern music generally. This book explores the ways in which music was used, exhibited, listened to, and written about during the Exposition universelle. It also reveals the sociopolitical uses of music in France during the 19th century.

Encounters on the Passage

Inuit Meet the Explorers

Author: Dorothy Eber

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 0802092756

Category: History

Page: 168

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In Encounters on the Passage, present day Inuit tell the stories that have been passed down from their ancestors of the first encounters with European explorers.

Redemptive Encounters

Three Modern Styles in the Hindu Tradition

Author: Lawrence A. Babb

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520076365

Category: Religion

Page: 257

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00 In this comparative study of three modern religious movements, Lawrence A. Babb argues that thematic continuities exist between traditional Hinduism and its widely divergent modern expressions. In this comparative study of three modern religious movements, Lawrence A. Babb argues that thematic continuities exist between traditional Hinduism and its widely divergent modern expressions.

Dawnland Encounters

Indians and Europeans in Northern New England

Author: Colin G. Calloway

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 9780874515947

Category: History

Page: 311

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A true picture of relationships between the Indians of northern New England and the European settlers.


Critical Encounters

Author: William Walters

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415779537

Category: Political Science

Page: 188

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First developed by Michel Foucault more than thirty years ago, "governmentality" has become an essential set of tools for many researchers in the social and political sciences today. What is "governmentality"? How does this perspective challenge the way we understand political power and its contestation? This new introduction offers advanced undergraduate and graduate students both a highly accessible guide and an original contribution to debates about power and governmentality. The book aims to serve four main functions: To situate governmentality as an intellectual development within Foucault's thinking about the microphysics of power and his genealogical methods; To reveal how research in governmentality has changed as the idea encounters new academic fields, political contexts and regional settings; To examine one of the more recent encounters between governmentality and the social sciences - its interaction with international relations and global politics; To offer researchers some methodological suggestions for undertaking studies in governmentality, stressing that its critical edge becomes blunted if it is detached from historical/genealogical modes of inquiry. This book offers a set of conceptual and methodological observations intended to keep research in governmentality a living, critical thought project. Above all, it argues that the challenge of understanding the world calls for the addition of new thinking equipment to the governmentality toolbox. Governmentality: Critical Encounters will prove useful for students of social and political theory, international relations, political sociology, anthropology and geography.

Pedagogical Encounters

Author: Bronwyn Davies,Susanne Gannon

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9781433108167

Category: Education

Page: 162

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"Pedagogical Encounters" demonstrates how learning spaces that are ethical, responsive, and transformable can enable students and teachers to open toward new ways of being in the world. Through collective biography, ethnography, and arts-based research, the authors - educators with experience in diverse settings - generate rich descriptions of classroom practices, and elaborate and clarify new theoretical concepts through their discussion in relation to specific sites of teaching and learning.

Strange Encounters

Embodied Others in Post-Coloniality

Author: Sara Ahmed

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135120110

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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Examining the relationship between strangers, embodiment and community, Strange Encounters challenges the assumptions that the stranger is simply anybody we do not recognize and instead proposes that he or she is socially constructued as somebody we already know. Using feminist and postcolonial theory this book examines the impact of multiculturalism and globalization on embodiment and community whilst considering the ethical and political implication of its critique for post-colonial feminism. A diverse range of texts are analyzed which produce the figure of 'the stranger', showing that it has alternatively been expelled as the origin of danger - such as in neighbourhood watch, or celebrated as the origin of difference - as in multiculturalism. The author argues that both of these standpoints are problematic as they involve 'stranger fetishism'; they assume that the stranger 'has a life of its own'.

Cartographic Encounters

Perspectives on Native American Mapmaking and Map Use

Author: G. Malcolm Lewis

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226476940

Category: History

Page: 318

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Ever since a Native American prepared a paper "charte" of the lower Colorado River for the Spaniard Hernando de Alarcón in 1540, Native Americans have been making maps in the course of encounters with whites. This book charts the history of these cartographic encounters, examining native maps and mapmaking from the pre- and post-contact periods. G. Malcolm Lewis provides accessible and detailed overviews of the history of native North American maps, mapmaking, and scholarly interest in these topics. Other contributions include a study of colonial Aztec cartography that highlights the connections among maps, space, and history; an account of the importance of native maps as archaeological evidence; and an interpretation of an early-contact-period hide painting of an actual encounter involving whites and two groups of warring natives. Although few original native maps have survived, contemporary copies and accounts of mapmaking form a rich resource for anyone interested in the history of Native American encounters or the history of cartography and geography.

Imperial Encounters

The Politics of Representation in North-South Relations

Author: Roxanne Lynn Doty

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816627622

Category: Political Science

Page: 213

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"Developed/underdeveloped, " "first world/third world, " "modern/traditional" - although there is nothing inevitable, natural, or arguably even useful about such divisions, they are widely accepted as legitimate ways to categorize regions and peoples of the world. In Imperial Encounters, Roxanne Lynn Doty looks at the way these kinds of labels influence North-South relations, reflecting a history of colonialism and shaping the way national identity is constructed today. Employing a critical, poststructuralist perspective, Doty examines two "imperial encounters" over time: between the United States and the Philippines and between Great Britain and Kenya. The history of these two relationships demonstrates that not only is the more powerful member allowed to construct "reality, " but this construction of reality bears an important relationship to actual practice. Doty considers the persistence of representational practices, particularly with regard to Northern views of human rights in the South and contemporary social science discourses on North-South relations. Important and timely, Imperial Encounters brings a fresh perspective to the debate over the past - and the future - of global politics.


Ethnographic Encounters

Author: Leo Coleman

Publisher: Berg

ISBN: 1847889077

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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Food preparation, consumption, and exchange are eminently social practices, and experiencing another cuisine often provides our first encounter with a different culture. This volume presents fascinating essays about cooking, eating, and sharing food, by anthropologists working in many parts of the world, exploring what they learned by eating with others. These are accounts of specific experiences - of cooking in Mombasa, shopping for organic produce in Vienna, eating vegetarian in Vietnam, raising and selling chickens in Hong Kong, and of refugees subsisting on food aid. With a special focus on the experience and challenge of ethnographic fieldwork, the essays cover a wide range of topics in food studies and anthropology, including food safety and food security, cultural diversity and globalization, colonial histories and contemporary identities, and changing ecological, social, and political relations across cultures. Food: Ethnographic Encounters offers readers a broad view of the vibrancy of local and global food cultures, and provides an accessible introduction to both food studies and contemporary ethnography.

Cultures in Conflict

Encounters Between European and Non-European Cultures, 1492-1800

Author: Urs Bitterli,Ritchie Robertson

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804721769

Category: History

Page: 215

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Most histories of exploration are written from the viewpoint of the explorers. This book, now available in paperback, focuses instead on the cultural encounters between European explorers and non-European people, reconstructing the experiences of both sides. The result is a remarkable work of comparative cultural history, ranging from North America to the South Pacific and from the voyages of Columbus to those of Captain Cook. Bitterli distinguishes three basic forms of cultural encounter: superficial contact, as in the early relations between Europe and China; a prolonged relationship, like that between missionaries and the North American Indians; and collision, leading to the destruction of the weaker partner, as happened in the Spanish Conquest of the West Indies and of Mexico. In a series of case studies Bitterli examines these types of cultural encounter, drawing on a wide range of primary sources.