The Persistence of History

Cinema, Television, and the Modern Event

Author: Vivian Carol Sobchack

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415910842

Category: Social Science

Page: 265

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In the aftermath of the Holocaust, the Rodney King beating, the O.J. Simpson trial, what is to count as history, and how can it be recounted? This is an anthology of essays from major film scholars and historians which focuses on a radical contemporary challenge to historical representation in film. This challenge is brought about by what the collection terms the modernist event - novel historical occurrences unthinkable before the 20th century and raised to visibility, if not intelligibility, through the mass mediations of film and television. Contributors look at how the moving image has not only challenged, but completely altered, traditional modes of historical thought and representation. Exploring a range of film and video texts, from The Ten Commandments to the Rodney King video, from the projected work of documentarian Errol Morris to Oliver Stone's JFK and Steven Spielberg's Schindler's List, this volume asks what are the appropriate forms of media for making the incoherence and fragmentation of contemporary history intelligible and meaningful?

Creation and the Persistence of Evil

The Jewish Drama of Divine Omnipotence

Author: Jon Douglas Levenson

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691029504

Category: Religion

Page: 182

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This paperback edition brings to a wide audience one of the most innovative and meaningful models of God for this post-Auschwitz era. In a thought-provoking return to the original Hebrew conception of God, which questions accepted conceptions of divine omnipotence, Jon Levenson defines God's authorship of the world as a consequence of his victory in his struggle with evil. He traces a flexible conception of God to the earliest Hebrew sources, arguing, for example, that Genesis 1 does not describe the banishment of evil but the attempt to contain the menace of evil in the world, a struggle that continues today.This paperback edition brings to a wide audience one of the most innovative and meaningful models of God for this post-Auschwitz era. In a thought-provoking return to the original Hebrew conception of God, which questions accepted conceptions of divine omnipotence, Jon Levenson defines God's authorship of the world as a consequence of his victory in his struggle with evil. He traces a flexible conception of God to the earliest Hebrew sources, arguing, for example, that Genesis 1 does not describe the banishment of evil but the attempt to contain the menace of evil in the world, a struggle that continues today.

Althea Gibson


Author: Fritz Knapp

Publisher: Price World Publishing

ISBN: 1619840421

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

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As part of the acclaimed Sports Virtues series, "Althea Gibson: Persistence " discusses the struggles and triumphs of Althea Gibson's life. As with each story in the Sports Virtues series, this book assigns a virtue to a celebrated athlete or coach, and uses that person's story to help the reader achieve that virtue for him or herself. What emerges after reading these stories is not only a greater understanding and appreciation of the virtues that these icons needed to get through life, but also an inspiration for the reader. Each story is followed by a small quotation from literature to amplify the meaning and application of the virtue, and each story is also followed by a series of study/review questions and other interactive activities to help the reader further understand the virtue and how to achieve it. This book is for people of all ages, but it makes for the perfect gift from parents to children or from adult mentors to their students. Other books in the Sports Virtues series include: Lou Gehrig: Appreciation Gale Sayers and Brian Piccolo: Compassion Roberto Clemente: Dedication Susan Butcher: Determination Pele: Devotion John Wooden: Discipline Mike Krzyzewski: Encouragement Cal Ripken, Jr.: Endurance Walter ""Red"" Barber: Fairness Dennis Byrd: Faithfulness Hank Aaron: Fearlessness Amos Alonzo Stagg: Honesty Eric Liddell: Humility Arthur Ashe: Integrity Bill Bradley: Intelligence Jim Valvano: joyfulness Dan O'Brien & Dave Johnson: Kindness Dean Smith: Loyalty Harvey Penick: Modesty Branch Rickey & Jackie Robinson: Nobility Althea Gibson: Persistence Clarence "Big House" Gaines, Sr.: Respectability Joan Benoit Samuelson & Wilma Rudolph: Strength Vince Lombardi: Toughness Gertrude Ederle: Triumph Ken Venturi: Trust The 1980 Men's and 1998 Women's United States Olympic Hockey Teams: Unity Eddie Robinson: Visionary Happy Chandler: Wisdom

Persistence Works!

Author: Vincent N. Paul

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1597815683

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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Paul is an author who knows the meaning of persistence. This encouraging bookurges readers to never give up and to discover how to persist and reach theirlong-awaited dreams and miracles. (Christianity)

Java Persistence API 2

Hibernate, EclipseLink, OpenJPA und Erweiterungen

Author: Bernd Müller,Harald Wehr

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446431292

Category: Computers

Page: 339

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JAVA PERSISTANCE API 2 // - Hier finden Sie eine aktuelle und fundierte Einführung in JPA. - Sie lernen die wichtigsten Implementierungen von JPA kennen: Hibernate, EclipseLink und OpenJPA - Mit einem Ausblick auf JPA 2.1 - Im Internet: Die Beispiele des Buches zum Herunterladen Wer eine fundierte und praxisorientierte Einführung in die Java Persistence API 2.0 sucht, ist hier richtig. Die Autoren erklären nicht nur die zentralen Konzepte von JPA, sondern gehen auch auf fortgeschrittene Themen wie die Criteria-API und Bean-Validierung ein. Mit diesem Wissen können Sie anspruchsvolle Lösungen mit JPA umsetzen. Darüber hinaus lernen Sie mit Hibernate, EclipseLink und OpenJPA die drei wichtigsten Implementierungen von JPA kennen. Sie erfahren, welche für die Praxis interessanten Erweiterungen des Standards diese Implementierungen anbieten und wie Sie diese konkret anwenden können. Alle Themen werden anschaulich am Beispiel real existierender Programme aus dem Bankenbereich vorgestellt. Sie können, nein, Sie sollen diese Programme herunterladen, selbst ausprobieren und als Basis für eigene Entwicklungen verwenden.

Persistenz und Verschwinden. Persistence and Disappearance

Pädagogische Organisationen im historischen Kontext. Educational Organizations in their historical Contexts

Author: Michael Göhlich,Caroline Hopf,Daniel Tröhler

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3531911252

Category: Education

Page: 251

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Welche Geschichten erzählen uns pädagogische Organisationen, wenn sie auf ihre Innovations- und Anpassungspraxen hin befragt werden? Der Band untersucht das Phänomen der Persistenz, d.h. des Überlebens einer Einrichtung unter sich wandelnden Kontextbedingungen, als organisationales Lernen. Dabei geht es um das Verständnis einzelner realer Einrichtungen, methodologisch also um Fallstudien u.a. an Addams' Hull House, Franckes Anstalten, Montessoris Kinderhaus, Homer Lanes Little Commonwealth, Decrolys Schule.

The Persistence of Purgatory

Author: Richard K. Fenn

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521568555

Category: Religion

Page: 209

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A stimulating essay which makes interesting connections between Christian doctrine and modernity.

Mario Vargas Llosa and the Persistence of Memory

Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of La Ciudad Y Los Perros (The Time of the Hero) and Other Works

Author: N.A

Publisher: UNMSM

ISBN: 9789972463174


Page: 130

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Editado en idioma inglés, este tributo a Mario Vargas Llosa y sus obras reúne los ensayos preparados en su honor, en la Universidad de Hofstra, noviembre del 2003. También se incluye dos entrevistas y una selecta bibliografía.

The Persistence of Sentiment

Display and Feeling in Popular Music of the 1970s

Author: Mitchell Morris

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520955056

Category: Music

Page: 264

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How can we account for the persistent appeal of glossy commercial pop music? Why do certain performers have such emotional power, even though their music is considered vulgar or second rate? In The Persistence of Sentiment, Mitchell Morris gives a critical account of a group of American popular music performers who have dedicated fan bases and considerable commercial success despite the critical disdain they have endured. Morris examines the specific musical features of some exemplary pop songs and draws attention to the social contexts that contributed to their popularity as well as their dismissal. These artists were all members of more or less disadvantaged social categories: members of racial or sexual minorities, victims of class and gender prejudices, advocates of populations excluded from the mainstream. The complicated commercial world of pop music in the 1970s allowed the greater promulgation of musical styles and idioms that spoke to and for exactly those stigmatized audiences. In more recent years, beginning with the "Seventies Revival" of the early 1990s, additional perspectives and layers of interpretation have allowed not only a deeper understanding of these songs' function than when they were first popular, but also an appreciation of how their significance has shifted for American listeners in the succeeding three decades.

The Persistence of Presence

Emblem and Ritual in Baroque Spain

Author: Bradley J. Nelson

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 0802099777

Category: History

Page: 288

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The Persistence of Presence analyzes the relationship between emblem books, containing combinations of pictures and texts, and Spanish literature in the early modern period. As representations of ideas and ideals, emblems are allegories produced in a particular place and time, and their study can shed light on the central cultural and political activities of an era. Bradley J. Nelson argues that the emblem was a primary indicator of the social and political functions of diverse literary practices in early modern Spain, from theatre to epic prose. Furthermore, the disintegration of a unified medieval world view left many seeking the kinds of deep knowledge that could be accessed through symbolic pictures, increasing their cultural significance. In this detailed examination of emblem books, sacred and secular theatre, and Cervantes' critique of baroque allegory in Los trabajos de Persiles y Sigismunda, Nelson connects the early history of emblematics with the drive towards cultural and political hegemony in Counter-Reformation Spain.

The Power of Persistence

Author: Kevin Davis


ISBN: 061513520X

Category: Religion

Page: 136

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The Power of Persistence is the story of Kevin Davis, a man who was afflicted with Cerebral Palsy from birth. Every person afflicted with any debilitating illness fights the desire to be âÂÂnormal.â Kevin knew normal, as the world uses the word, would never be. Kevin made the decision early on not to view normal as the way a person walks, talks, speaks, eats, or does anything else in life. He decided to view normal as the way he expressed his desires and the way he strived to achieve his goals. He decided to never let this affliction stop him from achieving anything he wanted to achieve. This is his story, from early years, through all the medical procedures and operations, to graduating with a Bachelors Degree in Biblical Studies and becoming a minister. Kevin was awarded the Christian Life College, Clyde J. Haney Award. This is a story for anyone who wants to overcome adversity, achieve their life time goals, and develop a strong relationship with God.

Cold Equations: The Persistence of Memory

Book One

Author: David Mack

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451650752

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 2010

Book One in the New York Times bestselling Cold Equations trilogy set in the expanded universe of Star Trek: The Next Generation! A BRAZEN HEIST Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the Enterprise crew race to find out who has stolen Data’s android brother B-4—and for what sinister purpose. A BROKEN PROMISE One desperate father risks all for the son he abandoned forty years ago—but is he ready to pay the price for redemption? A DARING MISSION Against overwhelming odds, and with time running out, Commander Worf has only one chance to avert a disaster. But how high a price will he pay for victory?

Memory and Representation in Contemporary Europe

The Persistence of the Past

Author: Siobhan Kattago

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409436379

Category: Political Science

Page: 141

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Through reflecting on the legacy of totalitarianism and the revolutions of 1989, it becomes clear that the issue is less of whether one should remember, but rather how to internalize the various lessons of the past for the future of Europe. Memory and Representation in Contemporary Europe thus offers the reader occasions upon which to take stock of different but overlapping contours of past and present in contemporary Europe.

Racism Without Racists

Color-blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in the United States

Author: Eduardo Bonilla-Silva

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442202184

Category: Social Science

Page: 301

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A fourth edition is now available. In the third edition of his highly acclaimed book, Bonilla-Silva continues to challenge color-blind thinking. He has now extended this challenge with a new chapter on Obama's election addressing the apparent miracle of a black man elected as the 44th President of the nation despite the fact that racial progress has stagnated since the 1980s and, in some areas, even regressed. In contrast to those who believe the election of President Obama is a watershed moment that signifies the beginning of a post-racial era in America, he suggests this development embodies the racial trends of the last 40 years including two he has addressed in this book: the rise of color-blind racism as the dominant racial ideology and the emergence of an apparently more flexible racial stratification system he characterizes as Latin America-like. Some material from previous editions, including 'Answers to Questions from Concerned Readers, ' 'What is to Be Done, ' and an Appendix detailing interview questions, is now available on the Rowman & Littlefield website through the Teaching/Learning Resources link.


Contemporary Readings

Author: Sally Anne Haslanger,Roxanne Marie Kurtz

Publisher: Bradford Books

ISBN: 9780262083508

Category: Philosophy

Page: 483

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How does an object persist through change? How can a book, for example, open in the morning and shut in the afternoon, persist through a change that involves the incompatible properties of being open and being shut? The goal of this reader is to inform and reframe the philosophical debate around persistence; it presents influential accounts of the problem that range from classic papers by W. V. O. Quine, David Lewis, and Judith Jarvis Thomson to recent work by contemporary philosophers. The authors take on the question of persistence by examining three broad approaches: perdurantism, which holds that change over time is analogous to change over space; exdurantism, according to which identity over time is analogous to identity across possible worlds; and endurantism, which holds that ordinary objects persist by enduring. Each of these approaches appears to be coherent, but each also has its own metaphysical problems. Persistence includes papers that argue for perdurantism, exdurantism, or endurantism, as well as papers that explore some metaphysical difficulties challenging each account. In this way the collection allows readers to balance the trade-offs of each approach in terms of intuitiveness, theoretical attractiveness, and elegance.Contributors:Yuri Balashov, William Carter, Graeme Forbes, Sally Haslanger, Katherine Hawley, H. S. Hestevold, Mark Hinchliffe, Mark Johnston, Roxanne Marie Kurtz, David K. Lewis, Ned Markosian, D. H. Mellor, W. V. O. Quine, Theodore Sider, Richard Taylor, Judith Jarvis Thomson, Peter van Inwagen, Dean Zimmerman

Motivating Persistence in the Face of Failure

The Impact of an Ego-protective Buffer on Learning Choices and Outcomes in a Computer-based Educational Game

Author: N.A

Publisher: Stanford University



Page: N.A

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Failure often presents a valuable learning opportunity, however, students may need motivational scaffolds to protect them from the negative psychological ramifications of failure. This work explored the effectiveness of a motivation-based intervention called an ego-protective buffer (EPB), that was designed to enhance persistence after failure. An ego-protective buffer (EPB) maintains a stable sense of competence by lessening the impact of failure on one's psyche. The specific instantiation of an EPB tested here was designed to elicit a combination of internal and external attributions for failure. External attributions protect one's sense of competence by averting the blame for failure away from the self, while internal attributions encourage students to take some responsibility for remedying the failure situation. Based on this theory, we embedded an EPB into the rule structure of a computer-based genetics game and unleashed it on 143 seventh graders. In the EPB condition, students were told that winning in the game was a probabilistic outcome, dependent on a combination of chance and skill on the part of the students. In the Control condition, students were told that winning in the game was a deterministic outcome, dependent on students' skill only. Students played the game during two class periods. Measures include pre- and posttests, motivational survey measures, and in-game behaviors. The EPB did have an effect on learning, but only amongst high-failing students. High-failing EPB students learned just as much as their low-failing counterparts. This was not so in the Control condition, where high-failing students learned far less than their low-failing counterparts. So the high-failing EPB group was behaving as if they were "buffered" from the effects of failure. We also found evidence of a possible mechanism behind this learning effect. In the high-failing EPB condition, students were equally likely to persist after success and failure, while in the Control condition, students were far more likely to persist after success, exhibiting risk averse behaviors. This difference was more exaggerated in a within-subjects comparison, contrasting the same individuals in situations of high and low failure. Finally, persistence after failure was associated with learning across the full sample of subjects. Regardless of condition or failure rate, students who persisted more after failure also learned more. This study, together with the author's related body of work, provides compelling evidence that an EPB is a viable intervention for encouraging persistence in the face of failure.

Persistence and Change in the Protestant Establishment

Author: Ralph E. Pyle

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275954871

Category: Religion

Page: 163

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A time-comparative analysis of American leaders during the post-WWII era seeking to determine the extent to which an older Establishment has reproduced itself or given way to a more heterogeneous group of leaders, based on an examination of the religious, educational, and gender characteristics for


Author: Christian Kanzian

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110327058

Category: Philosophy

Page: 198

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The problem of persistence is as old as the tradition of systematic ontology. How can we explain that the middle-sized standard objects of everyday’s life are regarded normally as remaining 'the same', even if they change their properties and their material constituents? The aim of this edition is to present new arguments, perspectives, and theoretical backgrounds concerning 'persistence': There is much more to consider than the classical distinction between 'endurantism' and 'perdurantism'. The volume includes contributions authored by S. Barker, P. Dowe, A. Chrudzimski, P. Grenon, B. Smith, L. Jansen, E.J. Lowe, U. Meixner, K. Miller, E. Runggaldier, J. Seibt, and E. Tegtmeier.

The Persistence of Craft

The Applied Arts Today

Author: Paul Greenhalgh

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813532646

Category: Art

Page: 218

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In The Persistence of Craft, contributors discuss the development of not only six specific crafts--glass, ceramics, jewelry, wood, textiles, and metal--but also the trends and movements that have helped shape their developments. Includes 180 full-color illustrations.

Jpa 101

Java Persistence Explained

Author: Christopher Maki


ISBN: 0976553414


Page: N.A

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