Beyond A Boundary

Author: C L R James

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446496651

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 368

View: 929


'To say "the best cricket book ever written" is piffingly inadequate praise' Guardian 'Great claims have been made for [Beyond a Boundary] since its first appearance in 1963: that it is the greatest sports book ever written; that it brings the outsider a privileged insight into West Indian culture; that it is a severe examination of the colonial condition. All are true' Sunday Times C L R James, one of the foremost thinkers of the twentieth century, was devoted to the game of cricket. In this classic summation of half a lifetime spent playing, watching and writing about the sport, he recounts the story of his overriding passion and tells us of the players whom he knew and loved, exploring the game's psychology and aesthetics, and the issues of class, race and politics that surround it. Part memoir of a West Indian boyhood, part passionate celebration and defence of cricket as an art form, part indictment of colonialism, Beyond a Boundary addresses not just a sport but a whole culture and asks the question, 'What do they know of cricket who only cricket know?

Beyond the Boundary

Author: Woody Goodell

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1532005199

Category: Fiction

Page: 262

View: 2502


While deep in the north woods on a fishing trip, Wilson Tuck Tucker and his best friend, Bob Haney, stumble across a crashed twin engine airplane with two dead bodies in the cockpit. After the good Samaritans notify the local authorities, they discover the plane contains an earth-shattering secret that, if released, could change the world as they know it and prompt even honest men to do whatever it takes to obtain it. Tuck and Bob quickly realize that their lives are in danger now that their location is known. A few hours after the men report the wreckage, a pontoon plane lands on an isolated lake next to the crash site. Tuck and Bob have no idea if the men aboard have evil intent and are seeking the secret or if the passengers are from the government to investigate the crash. After Tuck and Bob quickly formulate a plan they hope will assure their safety, now only time will tell if the two will be able to survive what awaits themand keep a powerful secret from getting into the wrong hands. In this north woods thriller, two men discover a crashed airplane that holds world-changing information that places their lives in jeopardy.

The Oneness Hypothesis

Beyond the Boundary of Self

Author: Philip J. Ivanhoe,Eric Schwitzgebel,Hagop Sarkissian,Victoria S. Harrison,Owen J. Flanagan

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231544634

Category: Religion

Page: 403

View: 1914


The idea that the self is inextricably intertwined with the rest of the world—the “oneness hypothesis”—can be found in many of the world’s philosophical and religious traditions. Oneness provides ways to imagine and achieve a more expansive conception of the self as fundamentally connected with other people, creatures, and things. Such views present profound challenges to Western hyperindividualism and its excessive concern with self-interest and tendency toward self-centered behavior. This anthology presents a wide-ranging, interdisciplinary exploration of the nature and implications of the oneness hypothesis. While fundamentally inspired by East and South Asian traditions, in which such a view is often critical to their philosophical approach, this collection also draws upon religious studies, psychology, and Western philosophy, as well as sociology, evolutionary theory, and cognitive neuroscience. Contributors trace the oneness hypothesis through the works of East Asian and Western schools, including Confucianism, Mohism, Daoism, Buddhism, and Platonism and such thinkers as Zhuangzi, Kant, James, and Dewey. They intervene in debates over ethics, cultural difference, identity, group solidarity, and the positive and negative implications of metaphors of organic unity. Challenging dominant views that presume that the proper scope of the mind stops at the boundaries of skin and skull, The Oneness Hypothesis shows that a more relational conception of the self is not only consistent with contemporary science but has the potential to lead to greater happiness and well-being for both individuals and the larger wholes of which they are parts.

Rethinking Visual Anthropology

Author: Marcus Banks,Howard Morphy

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300078541

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 306

View: 3098


This text brings together a collection of essays by leading anthropologists, covering an entire range of visual representation and including discussions on the anthropology of art, the study of landscape, and the history of anthropology.

Beyond Boundaries

Connecting Visual Cultures in the Provinces of Ancient Rome

Author: Susan E. Alcock,Mariana Egri,James F. D. Frakes

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 1606064711

Category: Art

Page: 408

View: 3568


The Roman Empire had a rich and multifaceted visual culture, which was often variegated due to the sprawling geography of its provinces. In this remarkable work of scholarship, a group of international scholars has come together to find alternative ways to discuss the nature and development of the art and archaeology of the Roman provinces. The result is a collection of nineteen compelling essays—accompanied by carefully curated visual documentation, seven detailed maps, and an extensive bibliography—organized around the four major themes of provincial contexts, tradition and innovation, networks and movements, and local accents in an imperial context. Easy assumptions about provincial dependence on metropolitian models give way to more complicated stories. Similarities and divergences in local and regional responses to Rome appear, but not always in predictable places and in far from predictable patterns. The authors dismiss entrenched barriers between art and archaeology, center and provinces, even “good art” and “bad art,” extending their observations well beyond the empire’s boundaries, and examining phenomena, sites, and monuments not often found in books about Roman art history or archaeology. The book thus functions to encourage continued critical engagement with how scholars study the material past of the Roman Empire and, indeed, of imperial systems in general.

Wisden's The Laws Of Cricket

Author: Don Oslear

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446406717

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

View: 9796


WISDEN'S THE LAWS OF CRICKET sets out in full the text of the new laws of cricket, 42 in number (with permission of the MCC which own the copyright in them). For each law it provides a commentary covering the reasons for any changs, explaining the background, and highlighting how they are likely to affect the way the game is played at every level. Full discussion is devoted to the major contentious issues, such as the introduction of penalty runs for various misdemeanours, and the revisions to the 'no ball' law. Don Oslear, the distinguished umpire, has been intimately involved over several years in the process of drafting the new laws, and explains why they needed changing, what views his committe recieved from the governing bodies of all the cricketing nations and from players, spectators and the media, how these were resolved, and what effect they are expected to have on the future of the game. No one who plays cricket, or is seriously interested in the game, can afford to miss this book.

Benefits Beyond Boundaries

Proceedings of the Vth IUCN World Parks Congress : Durban, South Africa 8-17 September 2003

Author: IUCN--The World Conservation Union

Publisher: IUCN

ISBN: 9782831708294

Category: Nature

Page: 306

View: 5527


The Vth IUCN World Parks Congress was the largest gathering of protected area experts. In September 2003, some 3,000 participants met in Durban, South Africa for 10 days of reflection, discussion, debate and networking to consider the state of the world’s protected areas, the challenges they face and the opportunities that lie ahead. Are included the reports on the plenary sessions, symposia and workshop, as well as the main outputs from the event

Celebrating Transgression

Method and Politics in Anthropological Studies of Culture : a Book in Honour of Klaus Peter Köpping

Author: Ursula Rao,John Hutnyk

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781845450250

Category: Social Science

Page: 253

View: 912


Transgression is the stock in trade of a certain kind of anthropological sensibility that transforms fieldwork from strict social science to something more engaging. It builds on Koepping’s idea that participation transforms perception and investigates how transgressive practices have triggered the re-theorization of conventional forms of thought and life. It focuses on social practices in various cultural fields including the method and politics of anthropology in order to show how transgressive experiences become relevant for the organisation and understanding of social relations. This book brings key authors in anthropology together to debate and transgress anthropological expectations. Through transgression as method, as discussed here, our understanding of the world is transformed, and anthropology as a discipline becomes dangerous and relevant again.