Ghosts from Our Past

Ghosts from Our Past

A Handy Quiz, Ectoplasm Clean-up Tips, and more. With this official Ghostbusters guide in hand, you’ll be prepared for almost any spirit, spook, or spectre that comes your way. For the rest, you know who to call.

Author: Erin Gilbert

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473550063

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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**As seen in the upcoming Sony Pictures film Ghostbusters** Years before they made headlines with the Ghostbusters, Erin Gilbert and Abby L. Yates published the ground-breaking study of the paranormal, Ghosts from Our Past - now back in print! Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. Whether you’re a believer or a sceptic, you’ll find the information you’re seeking right here in this extraordinary book, including: · The frightening childhood experiences that inspired Erin and Abby’s lifelong passion for the paranormal; · The history and science behind ghosts and other supernatural entities, with an illustrated guide to each class of spook; · Helpful sidebars like Is It a Ghost? A Handy Quiz, Ectoplasm Clean-up Tips, and more. With this official Ghostbusters guide in hand, you’ll be prepared for almost any spirit, spook, or spectre that comes your way. For the rest, you know who to call.
Categories: Fiction

A History of the Modern British Ghost Story

A History of the Modern British Ghost Story

Such ghosts are part of a worldview that shares with nineteenth-century ghost stories the belief that the past is not simply the past, not wholly distinct from the present, but complicatedly interrelated with it; but they model a ...

Author: S. Hay

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230316836

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 253

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Ghost stories are always in conversation with novelistic modes with which they are contemporary. This book examines examples from Sir Walter Scott, Charles Dickens, Henry James and Rudyard Kipling, amongst others, to the end of the twentieth century, looking at how they address empire, class, property, history and trauma.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Key Texts for Latin American Sociology

Key Texts for Latin American Sociology

And since in this pattern of power the hegemonic mode of production and control of knowledge is Eurocentrism, ... The ghosts from our past, however – like the creature that inhabits the darkness of Elsinore or those which Marx and ...

Author: Fernanda Beigel

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781526492661

Category: Social Science

Page: 456

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Key Texts for Latin American Sociology is the first book to curate and translate into English key texts from the Latin American Sociological canon. By bringing together texts from leading sociologists in Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Chile, Costa Rica, Mexico, Bolivia, and Uruguay, the book provides comprehensive coverage of a wide range of issues in Latin American Sociology; drawing attention to embedded issues such as inequalities, identities, development, oppression and representation. This volume is the result of five years of collaboration between colleagues from 15 Latin American Countries, coordinated by Fernanda Beigel (CONICET, UNCuyo, Mendoza-Argentina) with the collaboration of the 'Key Texts Scientific Committee', the Committee consists of the following members: Nadya Araujo Guimaraes (PPGS-USP, Brazil), Manuel Antonio Garretón (Universidad de Chile), Raquel Sosa Elizaga (CELA-UNAM, México), Jorge Rovira Mas (Universidad de Costa Rica), Breno Bringel (IESP-UERJ, Brazil), Joao Ehlert Maia (FGV, Brazil), Hebe Vessuri (IVIC, Venezuela), André Bothelo (UFRJ, Brazil), Carlos Ruiz Encina (Universidad de Chile), Eloisa Martin (UFRJ, Brazil), Sergio Miceli (PPGS- USP, Brazil), Alejandro Moreano (UCE, Ecuador), Elizabeth Jelin (CONICET-IDES, Argentina), Patricia Funes (UBA-CONICET, Argentina), Claudio Pinheiro (FGV, Brazil), Pablo de Marinis (UBA, CONICET, Argentina), Diego Pereyra (UBA, CONICET, Argentina), José Gandarilla Salgado (CIICH-UNAM, México), Juan Piovani (UNLP-CONICET, Argentina).
Categories: Social Science

Loose Texts And Others Stories

Loose Texts And Others Stories

Past. ghosts. At. some point in our life, we stop to reflect. It can be a specific thing, or even a simple journey into distant memories. In this introspective process, we relive those feelings that we once felt.

Author: Bruno Ervedosa

Publisher: Bruno Ervedosa

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

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Loose Texts and Other Stories is a collection of loose writings that I have been doing throughout my life. Some of them are memories. Others are fictions created by experiences and situations that I got to know and lived throughout my life. Some of these texts have life lessons, but they are not intended to establish a moral.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Mortality Mourning and Mortuary Practices in Indigenous Australia

Mortality  Mourning and Mortuary Practices in Indigenous Australia

The ghost's indeterminate character has made it a figure of particular difficulty for anthropology. ... Such relationships always involve both 'useful ghosts', which are the very substance of our envisioning of the past, and those other ...

Author: Myrna Tonkinson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351916660

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

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Drawing on ethnography of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across Australia, Mortality, Mourning and Mortuary Practices in Indigenous Australia focuses on the current ways in which indigenous people confront and manage various aspects of death. The contributors employ their contemporary and long-term anthropological fieldwork with indigenous Australians to construct rich accounts of indigenous practices and beliefs and to engage with questions relating to the frequent experience of death within the context of unprecedented change and premature mortality. The volume makes use of extensive empirical material to address questions of inequality with specific reference to mortality, thus contributing to the anthropology of indigenous Australia whilst attending to its theoretical, methodological and political concerns. As such, it will appeal not only to anthropologists but also to those interested in social inequality, the social and psychosocial consequences of death, and the conceptualization and manipulation of the relationships between the living and the dead.
Categories: Social Science

Dwelling in the Age of Climate Change

Dwelling in the Age of Climate Change

IN AND OUT OF PLACE: THE CASE OF THE TORRES STRAIT ISLANDS, AUSTRALIA 'The future belongs to ghosts.' Jacques Derrida1 'But this is our ... Ghosts from the colonial past impose themselves into the 'now'. They disrupt any sense of ...

Author: Elaine Kelly

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781474422970

Category: Philosophy

Page: 210

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Assesses Irish republicanism's strategic process of moderation, from violence to peace and power.
Categories: Philosophy

Survivors of the Irish Great Hunger 1845 1850

Survivors of the Irish Great Hunger  1845 1850

John Waters in “Confronting the Ghosts Our Past” explains “there is pain in Irish society that is not being admitted. It is there in the shapes of our society, in our congenital inability to realize our potential. . . . surveys inform ...

Author: Jack O' Keefe, PhD

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781475995817

Category: Fiction

Page: 162

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In 1801, everything changed for the people of Ireland. Several years after the Act of Union forces Ireland to become the breadbasket for England, blight ravages the potato crops, and the country and its residents begin to starve. As thousands die and more emigrate, greedy landlords wreak havoc on those who remain to work their land. English landlord James Palmerston a man known for using brutality to get his way rides through a sheep meadow on his horse, running down farmer Sean Kavanagh and his innocent young son. After Sean reports the incident to the sheriff, however, Palmerston vows revenge, setting off a chain of events that leads to a questioning of Sean's past, an attempted rape, and a brutal attack on a young female tinker. As the threat of Civil War brews in the distance, a Mercy nun who ministers to the distressed Kavanagh family and many others has no idea that her destiny is about to lead her in another direction. In this historical tale set during an unforgettable time in history, the people of Ireland face one perilous challenge after another, proving their resilience and determination to survive despite seemingly insurmountable odds.
Categories: Fiction

Imramma

Imramma

We are haunted in our subconscious by the shades of our past lives and mistakes. We are also required to encounter the actions of this life, and review the people and choices we have encountered up to now. This is the isle of Ghosts; ...

Author: Eblanna Raven

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781326595173

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Ghosts of Archive

Ghosts of Archive

Of course, Peeren is talking specifically about “living ghosts” here, the ones Mbembe calls “the living dead,” the ... working with ghosts day in and day out, haunting the structures and the people who want to be done with the past; ...

Author: Verne Harris

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000298659

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 156

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Ghosts of Archive draws on the discourses of deconstruction, intersectionality and archetypal psychology to mount an argument that archive is fundamentally and structurally spectral and that the work of archive is justice. Drawing on more than 20 years of the author’s research on deconstruction and archive, the book posits archive as an essential resource for social justice activism and as a source, or location, of soul for individuals and communities. Through explorations of what Jacques Derrida termed ‘hauntology’, Harris invites a listening to the call for justice in conceptual spaces that are non-disciplinary. He argues that archive is both constructed in relation to and beset by ghosts – ghosts of the living, of the dead and of those not yet born – and that attention should be paid to them. Establishing a unique nexus between a deconstructive intersectionality and traditions of ‘memory for justice’ in struggles against oppression from South Africa and elsewhere, the book makes a case for a deconstructive praxis in today’s archive. Offering new ideas about spectrality, banditry and archival activism, Ghosts of Archive should appeal to those working in the disciplines of archival science, information studies and psychology. It should also be essential reading for those with an interest in social justice issues, transitional justice, history, philosophy, memory studies and postcolonial studies.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Memory and Forgetting in the Post Holocaust Era

Memory and Forgetting in the Post Holocaust Era

past violence through structural trauma categories and traumatic memory narratives. ... Ghosts are real, and their reality means that ghosts are the “real” victims of history who climb out of their graves to claim what is theirs.

Author: Alejandro Baer

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317033769

Category: Social Science

Page: 174

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To forget after Auschwitz is considered barbaric. Baer and Sznaider question this assumption not only in regard to the Holocaust but to other political crimes as well. The duties of memory surrounding the Holocaust have spread around the globe and interacted with other narratives of victimization that demand equal treatment. Are there crimes that must be forgotten and others that should be remembered? In this book the authors examine the effects of a globalized Holocaust culture on the ways in which individuals and groups understand the moral and political significance of their respective histories of extreme political violence. Do such transnational memories facilitate or hamper the task of coming to terms with and overcoming divisive pasts? Taking Argentina, Spain and a number of sites in post-communist Europe as test cases, this book illustrates the transformation from a nationally oriented ethics to a trans-national one. The authors look at media, scholarly discourse, NGOs dealing with human rights and memory, museums and memorial sites, and examine how a new generation of memory activists revisits the past to construct a new future. Baer and Sznaider follow these attempts to manoeuvre between the duties of remembrance and the benefits of forgetting. This, the authors argue, is the "ethics of Never Again."
Categories: Social Science