Opening Pandora's Box

A Sociological Analysis of Scientists' Discourse

Author: G. Nigel Gilbert,Michael Mulkay

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521254182

Category: Social Science

Page: 202

View: 3000

This book proposes a fresh approach to sociological analysis and, in particular, to the analysis of scientific culture. It moves away from previous studies, which have tended to focus on scientists' actions and beliefs to show that analysis of scientific discourse can be productive and revealing. The book demonstrates that scientists produce varying accounts of their actions and beliefs in different social situations. Rather than attempting to extract one coherent interpretation from these diverse accounts, the study identifies two basic scientific repertoires and shows how scientists use them to create their discourse. This provides a point of departure for more complex analytical topics. Discourse analysis is applied to show how different degrees of 'consensus' can be ascribed to the same group of scientists at a given moment in time through the application of standard interpretive techniques. Finally, discourse analysis is used to explore scientists' humour, a neglected topic that is shown to provide important insights into the normally hidden interpretive regularities which underlie the cultural diversity of science.

Opening Pandora's Box

Phrases Borrowed from the Classics and the Stories Behind Them

Author: Ferdie Addis

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1606523066

Category: Reference

Page: 176

View: 7233

Are you known to strike like a thunderbolt when things don't go your way? Are you fortunate enough to have the Midas touch? Have you ever been struck by Cupid's arrow? Classically derived expressions are commonly used in our everyday language, yet many of us have little knowledge of the Greek and Roman influences that inspired them. With Opening Pandora's Box you'll discover the fascinating stories behind familiar phrases like Achilles' Heel, a Nemesis, To Fly too Close to the Sun, and more. For example, did you know that... The lifesaving operation known as the Caesarean section is so named because Julius Caesar was delivered by being cut out of his mother's womb? The original labyrinth was built on the orders of King Minos of Crete after Aphrodite cursed his wife to fall in love with a bull and produce a monstrous baby? The king locked the baby in a maze so complicated and tangled that, once in, he would never emerge. The word cereal is derived from the Italian corn goddess Ceres?Pry open the lid of the English language to find the secrets behind classical phrases we use every day.

The Story of V

Opening Pandora's Box

Author: Catherine Blackledge

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780753817766

Category: Generative organs, Female

Page: 370

View: 6995

'A meticulous guide not only to the vagina but to changing perceptions of womanhood' Observer

Opening Pandora's Box

Phrases We Borrowed From the Classics and the Stories Behind Them

Author: Ferdie Addis

Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books

ISBN: 1843176270

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 259

View: 8771

It has been one of those days. You've worked like a Trojan, displaying titanic strength and stoic endurance to overcome the Herculean labours that have faced you in order to meet that deadline. We regularly employ classically-derived expressions in our everyday language, yet many of us have little understanding of the origin of these common phrases. But an incomplete classical education need no longer be your Achilles heel. Opening Pandora's Box offers a light-hearted yet fascinating look at the stories behind the expressions. For example, did you know that the phrase 'the face that launched a thousand ships' originates from the story of the kidnapping of Helen of Troy, but the actual line comes from a poem by Christopher Marlowe? Opening Pandora's Box provides a useful introduction to classical mythology as well as giving an insight into our language.

Pandora’s Box

A History of the First World War

Author: Jörn Leonhard

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674985400

Category: History

Page: 1060

View: 4640

In this monumental history of the First World War, Germany’s leading historian of the twentieth century’s first great catastrophe explains the war’s origins, course, and consequences. With an unrivaled combination of depth and global reach, Pandora’s Box reveals how profoundly the war shaped the world to come. Jörn Leonhard treats the clash of arms with a sure feel for grand strategy, the everyday tactics of dynamic movement and slow attrition, the race for ever more destructive technologies, and the grim experiences of frontline soldiers. But the war was much more than a military conflict, or an exclusively European one. Leonhard renders the perspectives of leaders, intellectuals, artists, and ordinary men and women on diverse home fronts as they grappled with the urgency of the moment and the rise of unprecedented political and social pressures. And he shows how the entire world came out of the war utterly changed. Postwar treaties and economic turbulence transformed geopolitics. Old empires disappeared or confronted harsh new constraints, while emerging countries struggled to find their place in an age of instability. At the same time, sparked and fueled by the shock and suffering of war, radical ideologies in Europe and around the globe swept away orders that had seemed permanent, to establish new relationships among elites, masses, and the state. Heralded on its publication in Germany as a masterpiece of historical narrative and analysis, Pandora’s Box makes clear just what dangers were released when the guns first fired in the summer of 1914.

Opening Pandora's Box

Author: Denny Ryder,Ali Omar

Publisher: Publishamerica Incorporated

ISBN: 9781413727937

Category: Science

Page: 324

View: 8791

This is a true and harrowing story of survival in the face of mindless, almost casual brutality, betrayal, cultural and religious hypocrisy. This story is told by two people from different cultures-one from the East and one from the West. Looking beyond the pain of their lives; these two people transcend cultural nuances that mask the common denominators of humanity. Denny is English, Christian, an ex-entertainer and singer. He was blinded by a mugger in London in 1991. Ali is originally from Lebanon, Muslim, and a successful industrial chemist with a pharmaceutical company in Geneva. They have discovered, since they met, some of the most remarkable parallels in their lives, including many dark secrets. Coming to terms with their pasts has provided the opportunity to explore apparent differences. In addition, these so-called unbridgeable chasms turn out to be little more than surface noise disguising deep common themes, and this is one of the major revelations of this book.

Ideology and physical education

opening Pandora's box

Author: Richard Tinning,Deakin University. School of Education. Open Campus Program

Publisher: UNSW Press

ISBN: 9780730007524

Category: Education

Page: 98

View: 6592


Opening Pandora's Box

The Conclusion

Author: Lisa A. Mccombs

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781484037751

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 278

View: 548

In life we try to avoid opening Pandora's Box in lieu of the easy life, but after the tragic death of her best friend, Abigail Van Buren Masterson is faced with the necessary decision to unlease her own Pandora's box of memories. As she battles the stages of grief to rejoin the land of the living, Abigail learns that everything has a purpose, even death.

Do Not Open!

The Story of Pandora's Box (with audio recording)

Author: Joan Holub

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442484993

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 8849

Learn the story of Pandora’s Box in this beautifully illustrated Level 2 Ready-to-Read retelling of the myth, from Goddess Girls author Joan Holub! When Pandora receives a shiny, gold box that says “Do Not Open!” she is so curious that she ignores the warning and opens it! Hundreds of bugs are let loose to fill the world with trouble. Pandora feels horrible until she finds something else in the box that can help: a fairy called Hope. This Ready-to-Read retelling of the story of Pandora’s Box is an ideal introduction to mythology for beginning readers.

The Archaeology and Ethnography of Central Africa

Author: James Denbow

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107040701

Category: History

Page: 232

View: 4308

This book provides the first detailed description of the prehistory of the Loango coast of west-central Africa over the course of more than 3,000 years.

Unlocking Pandora's Box

Author: Kendall Jaye

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781979587990


Page: 142

View: 9117

Forty years ago, we started on this adventure of lifestyle choices, and unlocked our own Pandora's Box. To say we have enjoyed the journey is probably an understatement of the greatest magnitude. We have actually lived the journey not only through the eyes of a voyeur and exhibitionist, but also as a storyteller and apt listener of the events as they unfold, kiss by kiss, and lick by lick, with the gamut of emotions running wild with the telling and the reliving of the taste and smells and the soft sighs, as well as the excited moans and even screams of satisfaction only of the kind lovers can make sharing the experiences. Each time the story is revisited a little detail arises as yet untold which makes the telling that much more salacious. The listening that much more exciting, as the story and events, and taste and smells, are indelibly burned into the mind's eye. So sit back and loosen your clothing to let the steam release a little easier as we begin this journey together. The story teller and the listener. Enjoy.

Pandora's Box Is Open Now What Do I Do?

A Parent's Guide for Helping Children Who Have Been Exposed to Pornography

Author: Gail Poyner Ph D

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692891605


Page: 86

View: 7590

Pandora's Box Is Open Now What Do I Do? teaches parents the five-step C.L.O.S.E. plan to help their children become stronger than pornography's powerfully addictive pull.

Pandora's Seed

Why the Hunter-Gatherer Holds the Key to Our Survival

Author: Spencer Wells

Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks

ISBN: 0812971914

Category: Nature

Page: 256

View: 4901

Originally published in hardcover in 2010.