Set in a recognizable near future and laced with dark, sly humor, Ros Anderson's deeply observant debut novel is less about the fear of new technology than about humans' age-old talent for exploitation.
Author: Ros Anderson
Your Husband is the reason for your existence. You are here to serve him. You must not harm your Husband. Nor may you harm any human. Sylv.ie is a synthetic woman. A fully sentient robot, designed to cater to her Husband's every whim. She lives alone on the top floor of his luxurious home, her existence barely tolerated by his human wife and concealed from their child. Between her Husband's visits, deeply curious about the world beyond her room, Sylv.ie watches the family in the garden—hears them laugh, cry, and argue. Longing to experience more of life, she confides her hopes and fears only to her diary. But are such thoughts allowed? And if not, what might the punishment be? As Sylv.ie learns more about the world and becomes more aware of her place within it, something shifts inside her. Is she malfunctioning, as her Husband thinks, or coming into her own? As their interactions become increasingly fraught, she fears he might send her back to the factory for reprogramming. If that happens, her hidden diary could be her only link to everything that came before. And the only clue that she is in grave danger. Set in a recognizable near future and laced with dark, sly humor, Ros Anderson's deeply observant debut novel is less about the fear of new technology than about humans' age-old talent for exploitation. In a world where there are now two classes of women—“born” and “created”—the growing friction between them may have far-reaching consequences no one could have predicted.
The Hierarchies of Rue Like art , apples invite small licks of color to their making ,
pigments of orange and yellow , chips of blue , brown , and green , hues in every
variation , the many shades of a themei . e . , that a thing containing itself , for ...
Author: Roger Sauls
Publisher: Carnegie-Mellon University Press
These exceptional poems create a kind of polar front, a transitional belt in which the currents of love and estrangement grace and loss can come together.
If the hierarchy in (185) gives the Case macroparameters, the next question is
how to link this to the meso- and microparameters seen in the hierarchies (40), (
102), (119), (149), and (169) earlier in this chapter. Naturally, we expect these to
Author: Ian Roberts
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
This book develops a minimalist approach to cross-linguistic morphosyntactic variation. Ian Roberts argues that the essential insight of the principles-and-parameters approach to variation can be maintained - albeit in a somewhat different guise - in the context of the minimalist program for linguistic theory. The central idea is to organize the parameters of Universal Grammar (UG) into hierarchies that define the ways in which properties of individually variant categories and features may act in concert. A further leading idea, which is consistent with the overall goal of the minimalist programme to reduce the content of UG, is that the parameter hierarchies are not directly determined by UG, and are instead emergent properties stemming from the interaction of the three factors in language design. Cross-linguistic variation in word order, null subjects, incorporation, verb-movement, case/alignment, wh-movement, and negation are all analyzed in the light of this approach. This book represents a significant new contribution to the formal study of cross-linguistic morphosyntactic variation on both the empirical and theoretical levels, and will appeal to researchers and students in all areas of theoretical linguistics and comparative syntax.
The hierarchical relationships among HCCs used in two prospective HCC
models are indicated in Table 2 . The hierarchies serve three main functions .
First , they improve clinical validity . For example , if a person has a more severe ...
That God , by pouring forth his light which purifies , illumines and perfects ,
unspeakably deifies and makes godlike the threefold hierarchy of angels ; among
whom , though all things be shared by all alike ( for purity and light and likeness
Ian Read. I he HIERARCHIES o/SLAVERY in SANTOS BRAZIL. 1822–1888 The Hierarchies of Slavery in Santos, Brazil, 1822–1888 The Hierarchies. Front Cover
Author: Ian Read
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Despite the inherent brutality of slavery, some slaves could find small but important opportunities to act decisively. The Hierarchies of Slavery in Santos, Brazil, 1822–1888 explores such moments of opportunity and resistance in Santos, a Southeastern township in Imperial Brazil. It argues that slavery in Brazil was hierarchical: slaves' fleeting chances to form families, work jobs that would not kill or maim, avoid debilitating diseases, or find a (legal or illegal) pathway out of slavery were highly influenced by their demographic background and their owners' social position. By tracing the lives of slaves and owners through multiple records, the author is able to show that the cruelties that slaves faced were not equally shared. One important implication is that internal stratification likely helped perpetuate slavery because there was the belief, however illusionary, that escaping captivity was not necessary for social mobility.
Hierarchy contains the primordial plane , all that was , is , and will be . from the
beginning to the end of the Mahamanvantara ; all is there . This statement should
not , however , be taken to imply Kismet : the laiter is contrary to all the teachings
Here are the Hierarchies of the Dhyani Buddhas. Their state is that of
Parasamadhi, of the Dharmakaya ; a state where no progress is possible. The
entities there may be said to be crystallized in purity. in homogeneity. 6. Vitala.
Here are the ...
Author: John COLET (Dean of St. Paul's.)Publish On: 1869
On the Angelic Hierarchy , and its threefold Office of Purifying , Illumining , and
Perfecting . OD , who is one , beautiful and good ; Father , Son , and Holy Ghost ;
the Trinity which created all things ; is at once the purification of things to unity ...
Author: Pseudo-Dionysius (the Areopagite.)Publish On: 1894
For there is one Hierarchy and rank , as I said , of themselves and the Angels .
But since there is not a Hierarchy which does not possess first and middle and
last powers , the holy order of Archangels occupies the middle position in the ...
What must be the state of doctrines in the hierarchy , when the ordination of the
priestocracy is a forgery on religion , and the basest imposition ... Look at the
excitement and commotion in England about the hierarchies , Roman and
In each hierarchy there are three different orders . Like the hierarchies
themselves , these are distinguished by the natural excellence of the angels
composing them , and by a difference of office . All offices refer necessarily to
three things , the ...
nationalized hierarchies ; while they are neither found in any other body , nor is
there any other contemporaneous body from which she is not expressly
discriminated that can possibly be the subject of them . There is the most
The chain of being in the upper and invisible world , through which the Divine
Power diffuses itself in successive gradations , he calls the Celestial Hierarchy .
The Ecclesiastical Hierarchy is a corresponding series in the visible world .
orders of ...
He was also, as this volume demonstrates, a maniacal taxonomist.
Author: Charles Fourier
Publisher: Imagining Science
Category: Social Science
Admired by Marx and Engels, the Surrealists, the Situationists, Walter Benjamin and Roland Barthes, the great utopian socialist Charles Fourier (1772-1837) has been many things to many people: a proto-feminist, a Surrealist ancestor, a cantankerous cosmologist, a social critic and humorist and to this day one of France's truest visionary thinkers. He was also, as this volume demonstrates, a maniacal taxonomist. In this zoological guidebook to cuckoldry and commerce, Fourier offers a caustic critique of the bankruptcy of marriage and the prostitution of the economy, and the hypocrisies of a civilization that over-regulates sexual congress while allowing the financial sector to screw over the public. Gathered together here for the first time are Fourier's two "Hierarchies" --humorously regimented parades of civilization's cheaters and cheated-on in the domestic sphere of sex and the economic sphere of buying and selling commodities. "The Hierarchy of Cuckoldry" --translated into English for the first time--presents 72 species of the male cuckold, ranging from such "common class" cases as the Health-Conscious Cuckolds, to the short-horned Sympathetic, Optimist and Mystical Cuckolds, and the Long-horned varieties of the Irate, Disgraced and Posthumous Cuckolds. For Fourier, these amount to 72 manifestations of women's "secret insurrection" against the institution of marriage. "The Hierarchy of Bankruptcy" presents 36 species of the fraudulent bankrupt: a range of Light, Grandiose, and Contemptible shades of financial manipulators who force creditors, cities and even nations to bail them out of ultimately profitable bankruptcies. In these attacks on the morality of monogamy and the perils of laissez-faire capitalism, Fourier's "Hierarchies" resonate uncannily with our contemporary world.
Discussion After describing the hierarchies for the algebra and chemistry
chapters , the teachers met with the researcher to discuss the implications of the hierarchies . From the standpoint of instruction , two facets of the hierarchies
Politically , this meant that together with all other hierarchies , the hierarchies of
society also lost their claim to unquestioning respect . If men are equal by nature ,
then social inequalities cannot be established by nature or God ; and if they are ...
1 Abstract Integrable Soliton Hierarchies for śO2n via Intertwining Operators by
Peter Nicholas Pribik Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematics University of
California , Berkeley Professor Edward Frenkel , Chair In the work [ GL ] by
The discovery and initial investigation of hierarchies of number - theoretic
predicates ( in recursive function theory ) were by Kleene and were reported in [ 9
] ( and later , but independantly , by Mostowski in [ 22 ] ) . This study was
continued by ...
of the hierarchy was perhaps too muddled . Flossmoor had more " excellents "
than Park Ridge ( whose income median is lower ) , but surpasses the former in "
good " ratings . The same sort of inconsistency is found between Skokie ' and ...