Gestures and Looks in Medieval Narrative

Author: J. A. Burrow

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139434751

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

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In medieval society, gestures and speaking looks played an even more important part in public and private exchanges than they do today. Gestures meant more than words, for example, in ceremonies of homage and fealty. In this, the first study of its kind in English, John Burrow examines the role of non-verbal communication in a wide range of narrative texts, including Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde, the anonymous Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Malory's Morte D'arthur, the romances of Chrétien de Troyes, the Prose Lancelot, Boccaccio's Il Filostrato, and Dante's Commedia. Burrow argues that since non-verbal signs are in general less subject to change than words, many of the behaviours recorded in these texts, such as pointing and amorous gazing, are familiar in themselves; yet many prove easy to misread, either because they are no longer common, like bowing, or because their use has changed, like winking.
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For Appearance' Sake

The Historical Encyclopedia of Good Looks, Beauty, and Grooming

Author: Victoria Sherrow

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781573562041

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 299

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Examines all aspects of beauty, body ornamentation, and grooming.
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Black Looks

Race and Representation

Author: bell hooks

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317588495

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

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In the critical essays collected in Black Looks, bell hooks interrogates old narratives and argues for alternative ways to look at blackness, black subjectivity, and whiteness. Her focus is on spectatorship—in particular, the way blackness and black people are experienced in literature, music, television, and especially film—and her aim is to create a radical intervention into the way we talk about race and representation. As she describes: "the essays in Black Looks are meant to challenge and unsettle, to disrupt and subvert." As students, scholars, activists, intellectuals, and any other readers who have engaged with the book since its original release in 1992 can attest, that's exactly what these pieces do.
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A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23

Author: W. Phillip Keller

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0310274419

Category: Religion

Page: 173

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With over 2 million copies sold, Phillip Keller s beloved contemporary classic spans the decades with its uplifting insights on Psalm 23. Pairing Keller s sublime reflections with the New International Version, this edition sheds light for a new generation of readers on the nature and ways of sheep---and of the Good Shepherd who cares for them."
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What White Looks Like

African-American Philosophers on the Whiteness Question

Author: George Yancy

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415966160

Category: Philosophy

Page: 279

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First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Queer Looks

Author: Martha Gever,Pratibha Parmar,John Greyson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136648259

Category: Social Science

Page: 430

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Queer Looks is a collection of writing by video artists, filmmakers, and critics which explores the recent explosion of lesbian and gay independent media culture. A compelling compilation of artists' statements and critical theory, producer interviews and image-text works, this anthology demonstrates the vitality of queer artists under attack and fighting back. Each maker and writer deploys a surprising array of techniques and tactics, negotiating the difficult terrain between street pragmatism and theoretical inquiry, finding voices rich in chutzpah and subtlety. From guerilla Super-8 in Manila to AIDS video activism in New York, Queer Looks zooms in on this very queer place in media culture, revealing a wealth of strategies, a plurality of aesthetics, and an artillary of resistances.
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Philosophy Looks at the Arts

Contemporary Readings in Aesthetics

Author: Joseph Margolis

Publisher: Temple University Press

ISBN: 9780877224402

Category: Philosophy

Page: 605

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The first edition of this widely used anthology offered a needed introduction to a new analytic aesthetics which has in the intervening years become even more influential. This new, revised and expanded edition has been designed by one of the leaders of the field to help define the structure of current aesthetics. Of the 24 articles included more than half are new to this edition. The new edition emphasizes opposing currents in aesthetics with contributions from the most active and influential writers in the field. It is a basic book for any library and is designed to provide both undergraduate and graduate students with a professional orientation in aesthetics. Author note: Joseph Margolis is Professor of Philosophy at Temple University. He is the author or editor of twelve other books as well as numerous articles.
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The Media and Body Image

If Looks Could Kill

Author: Maggie Wykes,Barrie Gunter

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761942481

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 252

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The Media and Body Image draws together literature from sociology, gender studies, and psychology; brings together new empirical work on both media representations and audience responses; and offers a broad discussion of this topic in the context of socio-cultural change, gender politics, and self-identity.
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Looks

Author: Madeleine George

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440633126

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 256

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An unforgettable debut novel about the way we look at others, and the way we see ourselves. Meghan Ball is both the most visible and the most invisible person in school. Her massive size is impossible to ignore, yet people freely spill their secrets in front of her, perhaps because they think she isn?t listening. But she is. Now her attention has turned to a new girl: Aimee Zorn, with her stick-figure body and defiant attitude. Meghan is determined to befriend Aimee, and when she ultimately succeeds, the two join forces to take down their shared enemy. This provocative story explores the ways in which girls use food and their bodies to say what they cannot: I?m lonely.
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The White House Looks South

Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Lyndon B. Johnson

Author: William Edward Leuchtenburg

Publisher: LSU Press

ISBN: 9780807130797

Category: History

Page: 668

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"At a time when race, class, and gender dominate historical writing, Leuchtenburg argues that place is no less significant. In a period when America is said to be homogenized, he shows that sectional distinctions persist. And in an era when political history is devalued, he demonstrates that government can profoundly affect people's lives and that presidents can be change-makers."--Jacket.
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What Learning Looks Like

Mediated Learning in Theory and Practice, K-6

Author: Reuven Feuerstein,Ann Lewin-Benham

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807753262

Category: Education

Page: 220

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The authors bring to life the theory of mediated learning. Through numerous examples and scenarios from classrooms and museums, they show how mediated learning helps children to become more effective learners. --from publisher description
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Philosophy Looks at Chess

Author: Benjamin Hale

Publisher: Open Court

ISBN: 0812698185

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

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Chess, the ancient strategy game, meets the latest, cutting-edge philosophy in this unique book. When 12 philosophers weigh in on one of the world's oldest and most beloved pastimes, the results are often surprising. Philosophical concepts as varied as phenomenology and determinism share the page with a treatise on hip-hop chess tactics and the question of whether Garry Kasparov is, in fact, a cyborg. Putting forth a remarkable array of different views on chess from philosophers with varied chess-proficiency, Philosophy Looks at Chess is an engaging read for chess adherents and the philosophically inclined alike.
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A Historian Looks Back

The Calculus as Algebra and Selected Writings

Author: Judith V. Grabiner

Publisher: MAA

ISBN: 0883855720

Category: Mathematics

Page: 287

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Judith Grabiner has written extensively on the history of mathematics, principally for mathematicians rather than historians. This collection of her work highlights the benefits of studying the development of mathematical ideas and the relationship between culture and mathematics. She also considers the struggles and successes of famous mathematicians with the aim of inspiring students and teachers alike. A large part of this book is the author's The Calculus as Algebra: J.-L. Lagrange, 1736-1813 which focuses on Lagrange's pioneering attempt to reduce the calculus to algebra. The nine other articles are on a broad range of other topics such as some widely held myths about the history of mathematics and the work of heavyweight mathematicians such as Descartes, Newton, Maclaurin and Lagrange. Six of these articles have won awards from the MAA for expository excellence. This collection is an inspiring resource for history of mathematics courses.
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Mirror, Mirror

The Importance of Looks in Everyday Life

Author: Elaine Hatfield,Susan Sprecher

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780887061233

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 446

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Mirror, Mirror examines the hidden truth about good looks. Through extensive research of scholarly studies and popular culture, the authors provide a lively and comprehensive view of what behavioral scientists have learned about the effects of personal appearance. A wealth of illustrations and photographs give visual support to the evidence presented. The book explores the view that people believe good-looking individuals possess almost all the virtues known to humankind; consequently, they treat the good-looking and ugly very differently. Mirror, Mirror reviews the stereotypes held about people with specific characteristics and it explains the impact of height, weight, and attributes such as hair color, eye color and facial hair on the course of social encounters. The authors show that through time these reaction patterns have their effect and that good-looking and unattractive persons come to be different types of people. To show the relative nature of concepts of beauty, the authors also present examples of what other cultures consider attractive."
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The Land Looks After Us

A History of Native American Religion

Author: Joel W. Martin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199726615

Category: Religion

Page: 184

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Native Americans practice some of America's most spiritually profound, historically resilient, and ethically demanding religions. Joel Martin draws his narrative from folk stories, rituals, and even landscapes to trace the development of Native American religion from ancient burial mounds, through interactions with European conquerors and missionaries, and on to the modern-day rebirth of ancient rites and beliefs. The book depicts the major cornerstones of American Indian history and religion--the vast movements for pan-Indian renewal, the formation of the Native American Church in 1919, the passage of the Native American Graves and Repatriation Act of 1990, and key political actions involving sacred sites in the 1980s and '90s. Martin explores the close links between religion and Native American culture and history. Legendary chiefs like Osceola and Tecumseh led their tribes in resistance movements against the European invaders, inspired by prophets like the Shawnee Tenskwatawa and the Mohawk Coocoochee. Catharine Brown, herself a convert, founded a school for Cherokee women and converted dozens of her people to Christianity. Their stories, along with those of dozens of other men and women--from noblewarriors to celebrated authors--are masterfully woven into this vivid, wide-ranging survey of Native American history and religion.
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Natur-Looks im Landkreis Rotenburg (Wümme)

Ein Natur-Lesebuch

Author: Christiane Looks

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3743125102

Category: Nature

Page: 92

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Natur-Looks ist eine erfolgreiche Reihe, die seit September 2015 vierzehntägig in einer Rotenburger Zeitung erscheint. Ihr Ziel ist es, Themen des Naturschutzes und der Landschaftspflege aufzugreifen und verständlich zu erläutern. Warum ist dieses erforderlich? Natur leistet für uns viel mehr als nur ökonomisch verfügbar zu sein. In unserem Kulturkreis ist sie Gegenpol zur von Menschen geschaffenen Kultur. Immer mehr interessieren sich mittlerweile für sie als Gegensatz zu technischen Möglichkeiten, die nicht nur positiv gesehen werden. Ein zunehmend erforderlicher Schutz von Natur wirft dabei Fragen auf, die in dem komplizierten und oft unübersichtlichen Geflecht von Begriffen, Forderungen, Regeln, Maßnahmen einer Orientierung bedürfen. Hier setzt die Reihe Natur-Looks an. Sie greift Themen des Naturschutzes und der Landschaftspflege auf. Ansprechende Fotos wecken zusammen mit pfiffigen Überschriften und unterhaltsamen Einleitungen das Interesse an einem Beitrag, der verständlich Antworten auf Fragen rund um Natur, Naturschutz und Landschaftspflege gibt, die der Autorin bei ihrer Tätigkeit begegnen. Zu jedem Thema wird ein gut erreichbares Anschauungsbeispiel im südlichen Teil des Landkreises Rotenburg (Wümme) empfohlen.
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Natur-Looks im Landkreis Rotenburg (Wümme) - Band 2

Ein Natur-Lesebuch

Author: Christiane Looks

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 374817490X

Category: Nature

Page: 132

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Natur-Looks ist eine erfolgreiche Reihe, die seit September 2015 regelmäßig in zwei Rotenburger Zeitungen veröffentlicht wird. Ihr Ziel ist es, Themen des Naturschutzes und der Landschaftspflege aufzugreifen und verständlich zu erläutern. Warum ist dieses erforderlich? Natur leistet für uns viel mehr als nur ökonomisch verfügbar zu sein. In unserem Kulturkreis ist sie Gegenpol zur von Menschen geschaffenen Kultur. Immer mehr interessieren sich mittlerweile für sie als Gegensatz zu technischen Möglichkeiten, die nicht nur positiv gesehen werden. Ein zunehmend erforderlicher Schutz von Natur wirft dabei Fragen auf, die in dem komplizierten und oft unübersichtlichen Geflecht von Begriffen, Forderungen, Regeln, Maßnahmen einer Orientierung bedürfen. Hier setzt die Reihe Natur-Looks an. Sie greift Themen des Naturschutzes und der Landschaftspflege auf. Ansprechende Fotos wecken zusammen mit pfiffigen Überschriften und unterhaltsamen Einleitungen das Interesse an einem Beitrag, der verständlich Antworten auf Fragen rund um Natur, Naturschutz und Landschaftspflege gibt, die der Autorin bei ihrer Tätigkeit begegnen. Zu jedem Thema wird ein gut erreichbares Anschauungsbeispiel im Landkreis Rotenburg (Wümme) empfohlen. Auf Anregung der Leserschaft entstand nun Band 2, dem auch eine Übersichtskarte beigefügt ist.
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Where East Looks West

Success in English in Goa and on the Konkan Coast

Author: Dennis Kurzon

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781853596735

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 158

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The aim of the book is to explain the constant success in the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) of speakers of the Indian language, Konkani, who live in Goa and to the south of Goa. The evidence seems to point, although inconclusively, to historical and sociolinguistic factors, some of which pertain to India as a whole, while others are unique to the Konkani-speaking regions.
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Beyond the Looks

Author: N.A

Publisher: ITBM

ISBN: 9789830683591

Category: Malay fiction

Page: 130

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On The Map

Why the world looks the way it does

Author: Simon Garfield

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 1847658555

Category: Travel

Page: 464

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Maps fascinate us. They chart our understanding of the world and they log our progress, but above all they tell our stories. From the early sketches of philosophers and explorers through to Google Maps and beyond, Simon Garfield examines how maps both relate and realign our history. With a historical sweep ranging from Ptolemy to Twitter, Garfield explores the legendary, impassable (and non-existent) mountains of Kong, the role of cartography in combatting cholera, the 17th-century Dutch craze for Atlases, the Norse discovery of America, how a Venetian monk mapped the world from his cell and the Muppets' knack of instant map-travel. Along the way are pocket maps of dragons, Mars, murders and more, with plenty of illustrations and prints to signpost the route. From the bestselling and widely-adored author of Just My Type, On The Map is a witty and irrepressible examination of where we've been, how we got there and where we're going.
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