"Being an examination in terms of Political œconomy of the much advrtised nostrums of Major Douglas which are subjected to a devastating analysis and found wanting as a solution to the troubles of our time".-- From front cover.
The Thackery T. Lambshead Pocket Guide to Eccentric & Discredited Diseases Edited by Jeff VanderMeer & Mark Roberts TOR DISCREDITED DISEASES 83RD EDITION Editors DRS. JEFF VANDERMEER & MARK.
Author: Jeff VanderMeer
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
From the author of Annihilation, now a major motion picture Marvellously entertaining dip-in spoof guide to exotic fictional illnesses and afflictions, with over eighty entries contributed by fifty-eight writers, including the editors themselves and Steve Aylett, Neil Gaiman, David Langford, China Miéville, Michael Moorcock, Brian Stableford, etc. It is illustrated throughout with curious and humorously unenlightening sketches. 'An amazing book ... sure to delight the discerning (and slightly warped) reader' Publishers Weekly
From Delusions of Universal Grandeur to Twentieth Century Chronoshock, this amusing pocket guide to concocted diseases - designed and illustrated by John Coulthart - features an anthology of slightly morbid, darkly humorous ailments and ...
Author: Jeff VanderMeer
Publisher: Nightshade Book
From Delusions of Universal Grandeur to Twentieth Century Chronoshock, this amusing pocket guide to concocted diseases - designed and illustrated by John Coulthart - features an anthology of slightly morbid, darkly humorous ailments and prognosis srved up by such renowned luminaries as Neil Gaiman, Alan Moore, Michael Moorcock, Gahan Wilson, Brian Stableford, and Michael Bishop.
Based on the concept of mimesis, this volume illustrates how forgeries must be understood as autonomous aesthetic practices - creative acts in themselves - rather than as mere rip-offs of an original work of art.
Author: Daniel Becker
Publisher: transcript Verlag
Forgeries are an omnipresent part of our culture and closely related to traditional ideas of authenticity, legality, authorship, creativity, and innovation. Based on the concept of mimesis, this volume illustrates how forgeries must be understood as autonomous aesthetic practices - creative acts in themselves - rather than as mere rip-offs of an original work of art. The proceedings bring together research from different scholarly fields. They focus on various mimetic practices such as pseudo-translations, imposters, identity theft, and hoaxes in different artistic and historic contexts. By opening up the scope of the aesthetic implications of fakes, this anthology aims to consolidate forging as an autonomous method of creation.
And it has been held that , where a note is payable by instalments , and one of the instalments is overdue , the person who takes it will be subject to all equities , on the ground that the paper was discredited at the time of the ...
Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. Select Committee on Bank ActsPublish On: 1858
Has the amount of £ 3,000,000 ever been discredited ; has it ever been reduced to that amount of circulation in Scotland ? -No ; I do not say to the full extent at all , but it is capable of discredit . So is the £ 14,000,000 of the ...
Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. Select Committee on Bank Acts
Communist dictatorship rests not only on a police regime supported by terror.
Author: George C. Guins
Category: Social Science
Communist dictatorship rests not only on a police regime supported by terror. As this writer tried to explain in his previous work, Soviet Law and Soviet Society, the Communist regime is founded to a large degree on the economic dependence of all citizens on the State, as an universal monopolist and a single employer. It is impossible to support such a regime by means of coercion only. Communism tries therefore to impress people with its achievements and to suggest great expectations. It declares itself infallible and invincible. The decay of Communism starts when its achievements cease to satisfy people, when its promises do not raise enthusiasm, and its infallibility becomes exposed; when people begin to understand that the Communist philosophy is based on illusions and its regime is vicious and despotic. When this occurs then coercion proves to be more and more inefficient, and it becomes more and more difficult to secure the people's support. The government begins to feel that the roles are changed and that it is the govern ment which depends on the people rather than the people on the government.
The distinction between 'discreet' and 'deceptive' work to some extent brings into play Goffman's distinction between individuals who are 'discredited' and 'discreditable' due to their stigma: The term stigma and its synonyms conceal a ...
Author: Muriel Darmon
Category: Social Science
Anorexia tends to be studied within health disciplines, such as medicine, psychoanalysis or psychology. When the condition is discussed in relation to society more broadly, focus is commonly restricted to considerations about the demise of the traditional family meal or the all-pervading obsession with thinness and media representations of ‘size zero’ models. But what can sociology tell us about anorexia and how a person becomes anorexic? This book draws on empirical research – both interviews and observation – conducted in and outside medical settings with anorexic girls, medical staff, teachers and other teenagers of the same age. As such, it offers the first fully sociological treatment of the condition, taking the reader closer to the actual experiences of people living with anorexia. It retraces the behaviours, practices and processes that create what is patterned as an anorexic ‘career’ and reveals the cultural and social characteristics of the people who engage on this path taking them from a simple diet to hospitalization or recovery. Richly illustrated with qualitative research, Becoming Anorexic: A Sociological Approach demonstrates that anorexia can be viewed as a very particular work of self-transformation, which requires specific – and social – ‘dispositions’. As such, it will appeal to scholars of sociology and anthropology with an interest in health and illness, the body, social class and gender.
DISCREDITED are we not only dead but discredited ? asks Cosette . after all i've only been a fetus and a baby . do i prefer which state , fetus or baby ? i prefer baby probably . it's called going on , which might be discredited too ...
Author: Alice Notley
Alice Notley's Alma, or The Dead Women is a cross-genre book, poem/novel, poetry/prose, comedy/tragedy, that submits to no discipline but its own and was conceived by the author in a state of personal, national and planetary grief. In this book, Alma, the true god of our world, is a foul-mouthed middle-aged working-class woman, a junkie who injects heroin into the center of her forehead and dreams and suffers our nightmares with us. With the Dead Women, a community of spirits she attracts before but especially after September 11, 2001, Alma surveys with disbelief and horror the actions of the United States government as it perpetrates one war and prepares for another.
ferred , it was held that a claim in favor of the maker against the indorser could not be set off , although it was a discredited note when it passed into the hands of the indorsee . ( a ) * Richardson , C. J. “ We were at first ...
The law says , that bonds shall be returned on the surrender of the circulating notes issued on the same . The owner of the discredited bank , or some one for him , came to the Comptroller's office , offering to retire with his notes ...
Author: Samuel Jones Loyd Baron OverstonePublish On: 1858
Then , under the most adverse circumstances of a drain of bullion , when it was stated that the Bank was within 24 hours of a state of barter , these ll . notes which came out of the Bank , so far from being discredited , staved off the ...