Parallel Worlds

An Anthropologist and a Writer Encounter Africa

Author: Alma Gottlieb,Philip Graham

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226305066

Category: Social Science

Page: 324

View: 1384

This suspenseful and moving memoir of Africa recounts the experiences of Alma Gottlieb, an anthropologist, and Philip Graham, a fiction writer, as they lived in two remote villages in the rain forest of Cote d'Ivoire. With an unusual coupling of first-person narratives, their alternate voices tell a story imbued with sweeping narrative power, humility, and gentle humor. Parallel Worlds is a unique look at Africa, anthropological fieldwork, and the artistic process. "A remarkable look at a remote society [and] an engaging memoir that testifies to a loving partnership . . . compelling."—James Idema, Chicago Tribune

Monika Oechsler

parallel worlds

Author: Monika Oechsler,Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz

Publisher: N.A


Category: Art

Page: 78

View: 3614


Parallel Worlds

Genre, Discourse, and Poetics in Contemporary, Colonial, and Classic Maya Literature

Author: Kerry M. Hull,Michael D. Carrasco

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1457117533

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

View: 7634

Despite recent developments in epigraphy, ethnopoetics, and the literary investigation of colonial and modern materials, few studies have compared glyphic texts and historic Maya literatures. Parallel Worlds examines Maya writing and literary traditions from the Classic period until today, revealing remarkable continuities across time. In this volume, contributions from leading scholars in Maya literary studies examine Maya discourse from Classic period hieroglyphic inscriptions to contemporary spoken narratives, focusing on parallelism to unite the literature historically. Contributors take an ethnopoetic approach, examining literary and verbal arts from a historical perspective, acknowledging that poetic form is as important as narrative content in deciphering what these writings reveal about ancient and contemporary worldviews. Encompassing a variety of literary motifs, including humor, folklore, incantation, mythology, and more specific forms of parallelism such as couplets, chiasms, kennings, and hyperbatons, Parallel Worlds is a rich journey through Maya culture and pre-Columbian literature that will be of interest to students and scholars of anthropology, ethnography, Latin American history, epigraphy, comparative literature, language studies, indigenous studies, and mythology.

Parallel Corpora, Parallel Worlds

Selected Papers from a Symposium on Parallel and Comparable Corpora at Uppsala University, Sweden, 22-23 April, 1999

Author: Lars Borin

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042015302

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 220

View: 5488

From the contents: Stig JOHANSSON: Towards a multilingual corpus for contrastive analysis and translation studies. - Anna SAGVALL HEIN: The PLUG project: parallel corpora in Linkoping, Uppsala, Goteborg: aims and achievements. - Raphael SALKIE: How can linguists profit from parallel corpora? - Trond TROSTERUD: Parallel corpora as tools for investigating and developing minority languages."

Parallel Worlds

The Remarkable Gibbs-Hunts and the Enduring (In)significance of Melanin

Author: Adele Logan Alexander

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 0813929784

Category: History

Page: 416

View: 4214

When William Henry Hunt married Ida Alexander Gibbs in the spring of 1904, their wedding was a dazzling Washington social event that joined an Oberlin-educated diplomat's daughter and a Wall Street veteran who could trace his lineage to Jamestown. Their union took place in a world of refinement and privilege, but both William and Ida had mixed-race backgrounds, and their country therefore placed severe restrictions on their lives because at that time, "one drop of colored blood" classified anyone as a Negro. This "stain" of melanin pushed the couple's achievements to the margins of American society. Nonetheless, as William followed a career in the foreign service, Ida (whose grandfather was probably Richard Malcolm Johnson, a vice president of the United States) moved in intellectual and political circles that included the likes of Frederick Douglass, J. Pierpont Morgan, Booker T. Washington, Paul Laurence Dunbar, and Mary Church Terrell. Born into slavery, William had an adventurous youth, including a brief career as a jockey and an interlude at Williams College; ultimately he succeeded Ida's father as consul. The diplomat's "expatriate" life provided him with a distinguished career and a stage on which to showcase his talents throughout the world, as well as an escape from racial stigmas back home. Free of the diplomatic hindrances her husband faced, Ida advocated openly against race and gender inequities, and was a major participant in W. E. B. Du Bois's post-World-War I Pan-African Congresses which took her to stimulating European capitals that were largely free of racial oppression. In this, William and Ida's unique dual biography, Adele Logan Alexander gracefully traces an extraordinary partnership with a historian's skills and insights. She also presents a nuanced account of the complex impact of race in the early twentieth-century world.

Parallel Worlds: Keys of Heaven

Author: Anita M. Tucker

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1514477513

Category: Religion

Page: 166

View: 3037

Creative keys are entirely enveloped in the spirit world. They are the axiom on which truth and life converge. The breath of life transport words that are spirit into life but there are diverse levels of life. If we lead an unfruitful life, it is safe to conclude that seed has been dispensed willy-nilly. Understand from this point forward that the tongue must be tamed as lives mirror or are reflected in conversation. Positioned within the lives is transformation from spirit life positive to negative, and this depends on purity of heart. The principle of creation by speech stands alone.

Territories among parallel worlds

Book one

Author: John Damocles Smith

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 3864794366

Category: Fiction

Page: 19

View: 2208

Adventure Fiction with Sci-Fi elements. Exploration/archaeology of old sites on other planets via travel through parallel dimensions. Meanwhile, an enemy faction plans to violate the peace treaty. Emphasis on the feel of the story and characters. Alternate timeline 2010-2011 A.D.

Moving Through Parallel Worlds To Achieve Your Dreams

The Epic Guide To Unlimited Power

Author: Kevin L. Michel

Publisher: Michel Leadership

ISBN: 0615872034

Category: Science

Page: 233

View: 4928

Quantum physics has revealed that objects can exist in more than one location simultaneously, even though the objects are invisible to us in all but one location, that is, parallel universes exist. This is most blatantly revealed in the mind shattering 'double-slit' experiment and is at the core of what is called 'the measurement problem,' in quantum physics. The results are startling, but this is what the science is clearly showing. It is human awareness that causes matter to fix into a single position, and reveal a single reality. The science is showing that at every moment we become aware of our reality, the universe splits into unseen parallel dimensions and we become trapped in just one of these many parallel realities. This is all powerful stuff but what does this mean for our lives? What if you could learn how to access these parallel worlds that are being created? What if you could do what many billionaires and great minds in history have done but have only hinted at. What if you could move through parallel realities in order to achieve unfathomable greatness. Abraham Lincoln, Albert Einstein, Michelangelo, Nikola Tesla, Isaac Newton, John D. Rockefeller and many others all used this quantum mind power that is now available to you. This is one of the most powerful books you shall ever read. With research from quantum physics, psychology, biology and behavioral epigenetics, as well as many great spiritual teachings, 'Moving Through Parallel Worlds' will guide you on a path to achieving your grandest ambitions. The title, 'Moving Through Parallel Worlds To Achieve Your Dreams,' is literal - based on the 'Many Worlds Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics,' and it is also a metaphor suggesting positive life transformation. This very night, you shall be reading and then applying the concepts in this book, and that moment will be the starting point of your mastery of wealth, romance, creation, and mastery of all things in the physical world. 'Moving Through Parallel Worlds' draws on science and timeless wisdom, to guide you on a path to unlimited power and enlightenment. 'Moving Through Parallel Worlds To Achieve Your Dreams' will allow you to bridge the discontinuity in your life from the point where you are at right now, to the point where you dream that you can be. This book shall put you into alignment with all that you have imagined possible for yourself and shall show you a path even to that which you may have considered impossible. This book has emerged so that you may be lifted up, and that you may come to realize the power you have to exist in a world that is exactly as you imagine it should be. This is your moment and this book is here, just for you. Enjoy the journey!

Number Fields and Function Fields – Two Parallel Worlds

Author: Gerard B. M. van der Geer,BJJ Moonen,René Schoof

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0817644474

Category: Mathematics

Page: 321

View: 9917

Invited articles by leading researchers explore various aspects of the parallel worlds of function fields and number fields Topics range from Arakelov geometry, the search for a theory of varieties over the field with one element, via Eisenstein series to Drinfeld modules, and t-motives Aimed at graduate students, mathematicians, and researchers interested in geometry and arithmetic and their connections

Parallel Worlds

A Journey Through Creation, Higher Dimensions, and the Future of the Cosmos

Author: Michio Kaku

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780307276988

Category: Science

Page: 448

View: 2172

In this thrilling journey into the mysteries of our cosmos, bestselling author Michio Kaku takes us on a dizzying ride to explore black holes and time machines, multidimensional space and, most tantalizing of all, the possibility that parallel universes may lay alongside our own. Kaku skillfully guides us through the latest innovations in string theory and its latest iteration, M-theory, which posits that our universe may be just one in an endless multiverse, a singular bubble floating in a sea of infinite bubble universes. If M-theory is proven correct, we may perhaps finally find answer to the question, “What happened before the big bang?” This is an exciting and unforgettable introduction into the new cutting-edge theories of physics and cosmology from one of the pre-eminent voices in the field. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Parallel Universes

Author: Fred Alan Wolf

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671696017

Category: Science

Page: 351

View: 5933

Explores the degree to which a belief in parallel universes shapes the thinking of contemporary physicists in areas as diverse as relativity, psychology, quantum mechanics, and cosmology

Parallel worlds

rebuilding the education system in Kosovo

Author: Marc Sommers,Peter Buckland,International Institute for Educational Planning

Publisher: N.A


Category: Education

Page: 177

View: 4766


Parallel Worlds

A Mother’s Journey through a Son’s Addiction

Author: Kathleen Arch

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1491759410

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: N.A

View: 7444

Addiction is a disease. It is a cancer that grows like a tumor within our loved ones: a tumor that cannot be removed. Addiction has no cure—but addiction, like many other diseases, can be treated successfully. And like many other diseases, if left untreated, it can be fatal. In Parallel Worlds, author Kathleen Arch narrates frank revelations and observations of her experiences living with her son’s addiction. Offering personal insight into the world of addiction and how it affects families and loved ones, Arch discusses how she has tried to help her son and how she deals with her personal pain. In addition, Arch includes stories from other families, which depict their loss, their pain, and their struggles and hopes. The stronger the pull, the stranger the world, the deeper the abyss —Arch

Parallel worlds

Author: Monika Oechsler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781899926565


Page: 78

View: 7724

This monograph focuses on Monika Oechsler s new works for two recent solo exhibitions at Site Gallery, Sheffield and Lentos Kunstmuseum, Linz. It includes a selection of previous works and images of recent installation works including scripts of two new sound/voice installations. Oeschler is interested in the preparation work, which takes place in a theatre before the actual play begins. The construction of the space of illusion becomes the real spectacle, as the working processes of theatre are documented on film, then re-staged in relation to the space of the museum or art gallery.

Worlds of the Parallel Universe

Author: David Price

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1524635529

Category: Fiction

Page: 270

View: 7800

I am the celestial watcher, an immortal, omnipresent entity that observes the unfolding events of this universe and the other realms of the multiverse. I was conscious at the beginning and will witness its inevitable end. For this universe is finite, an isolated bubble, only one of many bubbles of alternative realities in this universe and separated by a corridor, an ether, beyond which exists parallel universes, in which the physical laws of this universe do not apply. I know this for I was once mortal like you and attained this higher plane of existence through transcendence. I am aware that there are two other celestial watchers. I sense them at the boundary edges of the three zones that overlap like a Venn diagram, and between us three, we watch over the whole expanse of this universe and down into the strata layers of the multiverse. We have the ability to influence the subconscious mind of the masses by leaving ideas in the minds of mortals in their dreams and manipulating their conscious minds in their waking hours. It is a powerful tool to influence the collective mind, suggest courses of action, manipulate decisions, and change destinies, although the ancestors would not agree with us. And the ancestors in your present time, Earth year 2042, are on the museum planet of Oceanid, orbiting the star Quaestor Minor in the Cygnus constellation.

The Lynx and the Telescope

The Parallel Worlds of Cesi and Galileo

Author: Paolo Galluzzi

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 900434232X

Category: Science

Page: 540

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The Lynx and the Telescope challenges the traditional interpretation of a programmatic convergence between the visions of Galileo and Cesi’s Academy, while offering a new interpretation of the dynamics that led to the condemnation of Galileo in 1633.

Parallel Worlds

Poems in Shetlandic and English

Author: Christine De Luca

Publisher: Luath Press Ltd


Category: Poetry

Page: 118

View: 597

Written in the beautiful Scots of the Shetland Islands - a blend of Old Scots and Norn - the poems in this title evoke a simple and pure way of life. These are poems with a sense of place, sympathy, commitment to language and the urge to celebrate life itself.

The Fabulous Journeys of Alice and Pinocchio

Exploring Their Parallel Worlds

Author: Laura Tosi,Peter Hunt

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476631948

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 237

View: 1963

Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865) and Through the Looking-Glass (1871) and Carlo Collodi’s Le Avventure di Pinocchio (1883) are among the most influential classics of children’s literature. Firmly rooted in their respective British and Italian national cultures, the Alice and Pinocchio stories connected to a worldwide audience almost like folktales and fairy tales and have become fixtures of postmodernism. Although they come from radically different political and social backgrounds, the texts share surprising similarities. This comparative reading explores their imagery and history, and discusses them in the broader context of British and Italian children’s stories.