The compilers of Gudai Hanyu , a standard college textbook on classical Chinese
in contemporary China , make the observation that “ Classical Chinese as a
literary language is not only very different from modern Chinese but also out of
Author: Liangyan Ge
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Category: Literary Criticism
The novel Water Margin (Shuihu zhuan), China's earliest full-length narrative in vernacular prose, first appeared in print in the sixteenth century. The tale of one hundred and eight bandit heroes evolved from a long oral tradition; in its novelized form, it played a pivotal role in the rise of Chinese vernacular fiction, which flourished during the late Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) periods. Liangyan Ge's multidimensional study considers the evolution of Water Margin and the rise of vernacular fiction against the background of the vernacularization of premodern Chinese literature as a whole. This gradual and arduous process, as the book convincingly shows, was driven by sustained contact and interaction between written culture and popular orality. Ge examines the stylistic and linguistic features of the novel against those of other works of early Chinese vernacular literature (stories, in particular), revealing an accretion of features typical of different historical periods and a prolonged and cumulative process of textualization. In addition to providing a meticulous philological study, his work offers a new reading of the novel that interprets some of its salient characteristics in terms of the interplay between audience, storytellers, and men of letters associated with popular orality.
This book examines how intellectual disability is affected by stigma and how this stigma has developed.
Author: Katrina Scior
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
This book examines how intellectual disability is affected by stigma and how this stigma has developed. Around two per cent of the world's population have an intellectual disability but their low visibility in many places bears witness to their continuing exclusion from society. This prejudice has an impact on the family of those with an intellectual disability as well as the individual themselves and affects the well-being and life chances of all those involved. This book provides a framework for tackling intellectual disability stigma in institutional processes, media representations and other, less overt, settings. It also highlights the anti-stigma interventions which are already in place and the central role that self-advocacy must play.
From that moment forward we started to move out of the margin. When we began
exploring the possibilities for a seminar on feminist economics we were initially
surprised to discover how few economists in The Netherlands or neighboring ...
Author: Susan Feiner
Category: Business & Economics
Out of the Margin is the first volume to consider feminist concerns across the entire domain of economics. The book addresses the philosophical roots of 'rational economic man', power relations and conflicts of interest within the family, the limitations of relying on secondary data and the policy implications of neo-classical models. With its range and depth of coverage this is not only an excellent introduction to the field but also indespensible for those seeking more in depth knowledge of issues of gender and economics.
OUt. I. heard recently this comment: “I am just plain burned out. I have been
working so hard to stay ahead. Then there is the end of the year and all that goes
with that and now the process of starting a new year causes me to be burned out.
Author: Robert Miller
The book is a collection of reflections of the author about life issues. These reflections are about many of the questions that most of us deal with on a daily basis. The book sometimes deals with these issues in a humorous way, sometimes sarcastic. Central to the book are scriptures that support and give direction to these everyday topics. The book endeavors to give the reader help in dealing with topics that are struggles; it also brings into focus our real place in life and how to arrive at answers to difficult questions. The author intends to reach out to those of us who are living on the fringe of life.
Author: Luis N. Rivera-PagánPublish On: 2014-11-18
Women's woes of war and their resistance against the perennial proclivity to
make force the arbiter of human conflicts, have come out from the margins of
history and are now in the core of the early twenty-first century labors to forge a
Author: Luis N. Rivera-Pagán
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
These essays emerge from different crucial and complex conflicts: from the memory of a bishop, Bartolome de las Casas, urging the pope of his time to cleanse the church of complicity with violence, oppression, and slavery; from the lament and defiance of so many Middle Eastern women, victims of male domination and too many wars; from the voices bursting out from the colonial margins that dare to question and transgress the norms and laws imposed by colonizers and conquerors; from the emerging and diverse theological disruptions of traditional orthodoxies and rigid dogmatisms; from the denial of human rights to immigrant communities, living in the shadows of opulent societies; from the use of the sacred Hebrew Scriptures to displace and dispossess the indigenous peoples of Palestine. The essays belong to different intellectual genres and conceptual crossroads and are thus illustrative of the dialogic imagination that the Russian intellectual Mikhail Bakhtin considered basic to any serious intellectual enterprise. They are also the literary sediment of years of sharing lectures, dialogues, and debates in several academic institutions in the United States, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, Malaysia, Switzerland, Germany, and Palestine.
Research about those who time out has been limited, largely quantitative, and
focused on questions of who times out and how they fare after timing out. Those
who meet the federal lifetime limit of 60 months on welfare are older, more likely
Author: Tiffany Taylor
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
Category: Family & Relationships
This volume examines the barriers and borders that marginalize mothers and their efforts to be good mothers and how they mother as a form of resistance to these barriers and borders.
Foula fans located further north along the the mid - slope region , but most
appear to die out margin , as slope - front fans . gradually without feeding any
terminal lobe The main growth of these slope - front fans system . Although minor
Author: M. S. Stoker
Publisher: Geological Society of London
Continental margins form the relatively narrow transition zones between the different domains of land masses and deep-ocean basins. They are the main regions of sediment input and transfer of sediments to the oceans and thus represent important zones of sediment flux. This work addresses three topics of significance to continental margin development: sedimentation, mass-wasting and stability. It should be of interest to marine geologists, sedimentologists, palaeoceanographers and physical properties specialists.
Author: Frances Julia RiemerPublish On: 2012-02-01
In the debate playing out in these very public discussions, both the welfare
system en masse and, in particular, single female heads of households, have
been blamed for social problems that range from juvenile delinquency and high
drop out ...
Author: Frances Julia Riemer
Publisher: SUNY Press
Category: Social Science
Uses case study narratives of marginalized adults in evaluating the move from welfare to work.
... to the centre and acknowledge its absoluteness . On the other hand , the
Christian faith and message tell us that God seeks out the margins , the
neglected , the forgotten . But then , where God is , margins cease to exist as sites
of exclusion .
This means you will have to lay out the whole book all over again . I cannot
emphasize this enough : Make sure that your files are set up for the correct printer
driver . Margins Once you've decided approximately how many pages will
Author: Lily Splane
Publisher: Anaphase II Publishing
Category: Book design
In "The Book Book" readers will learn how to make book planning, typesetting, layout, and prepress production accessible to and easy for anyone with computer experience.
Then they can go out with one of these gang members and they give them the
jeans, the sneakers, straight away. The girls always say they go out with them
because they are in love, but that's just bullshit, they go out with them for the stuff
Author: Javier Auyero
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Social Science
In the Americas, debates around issues of citizen's public safety--from debates that erupt after highly publicized events, such as the shootings of Jordan Davis and Trayvon Martin, to those that recurrently dominate the airwaves in Latin America--are dominated by members of the middle and upper-middle classes. However, a cursory count of the victims of urban violence in the Americas reveals that the people suffering the most from violence live, and die, at the lowest of the socio-symbolic order, at the margins of urban societies. The inhabitants of the urban margins are hardly ever heard in discussions about public safety. They live in danger but the discourse about violence and risk belongs to, is manufactured and manipulated by, others--others who are prone to view violence at the urban margins as evidence of a cultural, or racial, defect, rather than question violence's relationship to economic and political marginalization. As a result, the experience of interpersonal violence among the urban poor becomes something unspeakable, and the everyday fear and trauma lived in relegated territories is constantly muted and denied. This edited volume seeks to counteract this pernicious tendency by putting under the ethnographic microscope--and making public--the way in which violence is lived and acted upon in the urban peripheries. It features cutting-edge ethnographic research on the role of violence in the lives of the urban poor in South, Central, and North America, and sheds light on the suffering that violence produces and perpetuates, as well as the individual and collective responses that violence generates, among those living at the urban margins of the Americas.
In this study, the interpretation of a volcanic margin off the U.S. East Coast is
compared with a complementary interpretation of ... Unfortunately, it is not
possible to carry out drilling to depths where the nature of the crust is most
Author: Webster Mohriak
Publisher: American Geophysical Union
This reference on the geology and geophysics of continental margins contains a total of 15 papers developed from a session of the Fifth International Congress of the Brazilian Geophysical Society held in Sao Paulo, Brazil in 1997, as well as a number of other contributions. Subjects include the roots of the southeastern continental margin of Brazil, the mosaic of Terranes in central Europe, the evolution of the Angolan passive margin; geological and geophysical interpretation of the San Julian Basin offshore Argentina; and the tectonic evolution of the equatorial South Atlantic. Of likely interest to academic geoscientists working in basin analysis and those engaged in petroleum exploration. Member price, $52.50. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.
And there were a lot of them. My kids generally did their best to play out and keep out of their way, but tensions had started to mount, and they started to get uneasy
about going out to play. Then my sister brought her three girls over for the day.
Author: Jeannette Longworth
Life is full of stories, and the stories are full of life! This highly readable collection of mini-meditations brings together the book of Genesis with tales of everyday events, to bring to life the characters and episodes of these ancient writings. Who were these people? What were they thinking? Why did they act that way? How like us they were! Journeying through the book of Genesis, each short reading demonstrates how the God of the bible is still very much alive and active in our world today. Discover the people behind the stories, and the God who interacts with us all, and prepare to be amused, surprised and challenged by each short message.
6 Paper margins : the ' outside ' in poetry in the 1980s and 1990s LINDEN
PEACH Poetry emanating from what a few decades ago would have been
deemed “ the margins ' has become the major focus of publishing houses ,
journals and ...
Author: Glenda Norquay
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Category: Social Science
Contributors to this text discuss what it is to be British or Irish, and how people come to describe themselves as such. The study offers a comparative, theoretically informed analysis of the cultural formation of the Atlantic Archipelago, working across the disciplines of history, geography, literature and cultural studies. It also includes specific case-studies on contemporary poetry, fiction, drama, popular music and art. The essaye respond to recent constitutional developments in Great Britain and Ireland, exploring their implications both for the cultural negotiation of marginality and for established critical paradigms.
They set out at night with sticks of chalk , writing “ V ” on walls and in the streets .
They smuggled folded - up “ V ” s to funerals , dropping them into cars and
pockets . Suzanne and Lucille laughed at Bailiff Carey ' s announcement of a fine
Author: Libby Cone
Publisher: War on the Margins: A Novel
At the beginning of the second World War, after the fall of France, Churchill decides to demilitarize the islands in the English Channel (Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney, and Sark), and allow their occupation by the Nazis because of their proximity to the occupied French coast. Marlene Zimmer, a clerk in the Aliens Office, leaves home abruptly in order to avoid registering as a Jew.
Sailesh was also becoming convinced that the next generation of disruptive
innovation could come out of emerging markets, as local entrepreneurs tried to
meet the needs of those at the bottom of the economic pyramid. This is something
Author: Sailesh Chutani
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
Remain competitive by offering more accessible, affordable, and relevant information technologies that meet mass-market needs Technology at the Margins demonstrates that by making IT more accessible, affordable, and relevant, new mass markets can be opened. Based on solid insights generated in key areas of health, education, finance and the environment, the book offers practical recommendations and insights from world leaders, innovators, practitioners and new users of emergent technologies. Offers recommendations on how companies can ensure their own competitiveness by offering more accessible, affordable, and relevant information technologies to support mass market needs Suggests practical recommendations and insights from world leaders, innovators, practitioners and new users of emergent technologies Challenges businesses to rethink their uses of existing technologies Technology at the Margins will be of interest to decision makers in the private, public and nonprofit sectors who are interested in opportunities offered by IT in meeting the needs of those at the base of the worlds economic pyramid.
-A first order geologic framework is in the process of being developed for the margins off Svalbard and the western ... to crustal extension during the Mesozoic
and possibly earlier, but that these movements died out in the early Cretaceous.
Author: Ephraim Shoham-SteinerPublish On: 2014-06-01
To my surprise, I counted nine others, but the gabbai remained outside trying to
convince another passerby to enter. I stepped out and told him that we were
already ten. He replied that one of the men inside could not be counted in the
Author: Ephraim Shoham-Steiner
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
Category: Social Science
In medieval Europe, the much larger Christian population regarded Jews as their inferiors, but how did both Christians and Jews feel about those who were marginalized within the Ashkenazi Jewish community? In On the Margins of a Minority: Leprosy, Madness, and Disability among the Jews of Medieval Europe, author Ephraim Shoham-Steiner explores the life and plight of three of these groups. Shoham-Steiner draws on a wide variety of late-tenth- to fifteenth-century material from both internal (Jewish) as well as external (non-Jewish) sources to reconstruct social attitudes toward these “others,” including lepers, madmen, and the physically impaired. Shoham-Steiner considers how the outsiders were treated by their respective communities, while also maintaining a delicate balance with the surrounding non-Jewish community. On the Margins of a Minority is structured in three pairs of chapters addressing each of these three marginal groups. The first pair deals with the moral attitude toward leprosy and its sufferers; the second with the manifestations of madness and its causes as seen by medieval men and women, and the effect these signs had on the treatment of the insane; the third with impaired and disabled individuals, including those with limited mobility, manual dysfunction, deafness, and blindness. Shoham-Steiner also addresses questions of the religious meaning of impairment in light of religious conceptions of the ideal body. He concludes with a bibliography of sources and studies that informed the research, including useful midrashic, exegetical, homiletic, ethical, and guidance literature, and texts from responsa and halakhic rulings. Understanding and exploring attitudes toward groups and individuals considered “other” by mainstream society provides us with information about marginalized groups, as well as the inner social mechanisms at work in a larger society. On the Margins of a Minority will appeal to scholars of Jewish medieval history as well as readers interested in the growing field of disability studies.