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: 5581

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 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: 9414

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.

The Story of V

Opening Pandora's Box

Author: Catherine Blackledge

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780753817766

Category: Generative organs, Female

Page: 370

View: 2069

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

Opening the Pandora’S Box of Religion

An Essay

Author: Anthony Joseph

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479743445

Category: Religion

Page: 165

View: 2490

Opening Pandoras Box is an essay inspired by the horrible deeds of terrorists on 9/11 2001. It is a personal investigation into the nature of the worlds great religions, their positive and negative traits. The authors conclusion is that of the three or four most influential spiritual geniuses of the last four thousand years would include Krishna, Moses, Buddha, and Jesusthose that had spiritually developed adherents, especially in meditation, urged their students to become like them, rather than simply follow a belief system. These teachers gave their students, at whatever level of development, exercises to lessen and evaporate their ego consciousness and eventually to become one with the universe or Godor any word you wish to apply. I think Jesus did teach this also, but early Christianity turned away from it to become an institution and to seek converts. Unquestionably, an institution can do great spiritual good in regards to outreach, but mystical developments must come from a one-on-one teacher basis. The farther away from this oneness goal, the more likely to be mistaken about it since the larger the ego, the more self-oriented it will be and the more likely it will be wrongnot only about the goal itself, but also about the process. Being simply a student, I am talking about these things as a student and urge my readers to investigate all this for themselves. Anthony Joseph

Opening Pandora's box

a management dilemma

Author: Asa T. Spaulding

Publisher: N.A


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 12

View: 7599


Opening Pandora's Box

Author: Denny Ryder,Ali Omar

Publisher: Publishamerica Incorporated

ISBN: 9781413727937

Category: Science

Page: 324

View: 2435

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.


A Social Lens

Author: Conrad Lashley,Paul Lynch,Alison J. Morrison

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080450938

Category: Social Science

Page: 203

View: 8954

Hospitality: a social lens follows on from the unique contribution made by In Search of Hospitality: theoretical perspectives and debates. It progresses debate, challenges the boundaries of ways of knowing hospitality, and offers intellectual insights stimulated by the study of hospitality. The contributing authors provide tangible evidence of continuing advancement and development of knowledge pertaining to the phenomenon of hospitality. They draw on the richness of the social sciences, taking host and guest relations as a means of studying in-group and out-group relations with and between societies. The chapter contributors represent a multi-disciplinary, international grouping of leading academics with expertise in hospitality management and education, human resource management, linguistics, modern languages, gastronomy, history, human geography, art, architecture, anthropology, and sociology. Each lends their expertise to apply as a social lens through which to view, analyse, and explore hospitality within a range of contexts. Through this process novel ways of interpreting, knowing and sense-making emerge that are captured in the final chapter of the book, and have informed future research themes which are explored.

Confronting Metaphor in Use

An Applied Linguistic Approach

Author: Mara Sophia Zanotto,Lynne Cameron,Marilda do Couto Cavalcanti

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027254177

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 315

View: 7889

It is timely for researchers to approach metaphor as social and situated, as a matter of language and discourse, and not just as a matter of thought. Over the last twenty five years, scholars have come to appreciate in depth the cognitive, motivated and embodied nature of metaphor, but have tended to background the linguistic form of metaphor and have largely ignored how this connects to its role in the discourses in which our lives are constructed and lived. This book brings language and social dimensions into the picture, offering snapshots of metaphor use in real language and in real lives across the very different cultures of Europe and Brazil and contributing to the theorizing of metaphor in discourse.

Opening Pandora's Box

The Conclusion

Author: Lisa A. Mccombs

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781484037751

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 278

View: 9588

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.

Jenseits der Macht

Frauen, Männer und Moral

Author: Marilyn French

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3688107497

Category: Social Science

Page: 992

View: 7330

Die Geschichte der Menschheit ist zugleich und vor allem eine Geschichte der männlichen Macht, die vor Jahrtausenden mit den ersten Schritten zur Beherrschung der Natur einsetzte und sich heute angesichts der apokalyptischen Aura am Horizont der abendländischen Zivilisation einem verderblichen Ende zu nähern scheint. Vor diesem Hintergrund untersucht Marilyn French in ihrem umfassenden und mit reichhaltigem Quellenmaterial versehenen Werk die Ursprünge jener Macht und den Prozeß ihrer Ausweitung. Sie fragt nach ihren Auswirkungen auf die Lebensbedingungen von Mann und Frau in unterschiedlichen Kulturen und Epochen und forscht nach ihrem Niederschlag in exemplarischen Gesellschaftsbereichen: Theologie, politische Theorie, Rechtswesen, Medizin, Wirtschafts- und Erziehungswesen. Die Befunde addieren sich nicht nur zu einer allgemeingültigen Standortbestimmung der Frau und der feministischen Bewegung, sondern liefern den Beweis dafür, daß das Patriarchat weder die natürliche noch die unvermeidliche Organisationsform der menschlichen Gesellschaft darstellt. In ihrer Analyse entlarvt Marilyn French den kritischen Zustand der abendländischen Zivilisation als Folge der Zerstörung unserer moralischen Wertordnung durch die patriarchalische Machtgier. Sie weist zwingend nach, daß wir auf den Totalitarismus oder auf den Weltuntergang zusteuern, falls wir uns nicht eine Vision der menschlichen Zukunft zu eigen machen, die auf elementaren humanen Werten beruht: auf Werten, die in der Vergangenheit immer verächtlich als «weiblich» abgetan worden sind.

Friction and Fantasy

Opening Pandora's Box

Author: Ramon Pinon Jr

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing Rights Agency

ISBN: 1631350706

Category: Education

Page: 360

View: 5571

Human sexuality resists simple or facile evaluations, and no generalization can do justice to the vast inventory of sexual feelings, practices, or behaviors. Our sexuality is not only a source of joy, wonderment, emotional release, and happiness, but also of frustration, revenge, intimidation, and deadly power. Coming to grips with our sexuality is no easy task, for our attempts to understand ourselves, to distinguish between reality and illusion, are mired in mythologies of the past, misinformation, moral and religious imperatives, lack of scientific knowledge, and wishful thinking. By tracing the development of our understanding, Friction and Fantasy: Opening Pandora's Box presents a historically informed way of trying to make sense of one of the most emblematic aspects of our humanity. Beginning with the seemingly simple query "what is sex," Friction and Fantasy: Opening Pandora's Box provides for the general reader a wide-ranging exploration of the complexities and mysteries of our multidimensional sexual universe: sexual fantasies, why we have sex, the mythologies of our sexual anatomy, love, sexual desire and arousal, orgasm in females and males, the taboo subject of solitary sex, the controversies regarding erotic preference and gender diversity, unusual sexual practices, sexual violence (rape, pedophilia and child sexual abuse), and the dilemmas of sexual discontent. Blending scientific and historical perspectives with literary commentaries, Friction and Fantasy: Opening Pandora's Box offers a wealth of information not easily available to the general reader in a stimulating and thought-provoking manner. About the Author Ramon Pinon Jr. retired from University of California, San Diego after thirty-six years of teaching and research. He taught classes spanning a broad area of modern biology, and developed the first human reproduction course in the UCSD Biology Department in 1973.

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: 2002


What are Archives?

Cultural and Theoretical Perspectives: a reader

Author: Dr Louise Craven

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409485846

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 214

View: 5346

This collection of essays breaks new ground in archival studies in the UK where professional archival texts have traditionally concentrated on the how, not the why, of archival work. Studies of the theoretical role of, for example, the archive and the text or the archive and political power, have meanwhile been undertaken in other academic disciplines where there is an established forum for the discussion of related issues. This book invites the archivist to join that arena of debate, whilst appealing to all those interested in archives from other disciplines; the authors encourage archivists to step away from the practicalities of keeping archives to consider what it is they actually do in the cultural context of the early 21st century. The wider context of technological innovation and the internet form the backdrop to this collection. The book explores change and continuity in the archival paradigm, the textual nature of archives and asks if views of manuscripts and personal papers are changing; it looks at specific developments in community archives, at concepts of identity and culture in archives and it presents the fruits of innovative studies of users of archives. Taken together, these essays, written by leading experts in the field, provide a new understanding of the role of the archive today.