This unique book brings together, for the first time, a selection of 50 objects from the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust in Stratford-upon-Avon.
Author: Delia Garratt
Publisher: Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare
Category: Literary Criticism
Shakespeare lived and worked in an extraordinary period of change and discovery which can be hard to understand in 21st century. Just as modern audiences connect to the enduring and universal appeal of his plays, so we can connect to objects from his lifetime to illuminate our understanding of his work. This unique book brings together, for the first time, a selection of 50 objects from the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust in Stratford-upon-Avon. An accessible and lavishly illustrated object-based exploration of the role and significance of notable paintings, furniture, ceramics, textiles and metal wares in the everyday experience of people living in Shakespearean England, the book will appeal to anyone with a love of Shakespeare. Organised along a simple narrative based on the "Seven Ages of Man" speech from As You Like It, the book reveals how material objects can provide greater insight into such major themes as religious and social change, education, birth, marriage, death, family life, professional and community life. Published to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death in 2016, the book brings Shakespeare's life and times engagingly to life for readers of all ages.
Covers of the Canadian and American editions differ slightly.
Author: Lawrence Hill
Publisher: CBC Massey Lectures
In Blood, bestselling author Lawrence Hill offers a provocative examination of the scientific and social history of blood, and on the ways that it unites and divides us today. Blood runs red through every person’s arteries, and fulfills the same functions in every human being. However, as much as the study and use of blood has helped advance our understanding of human biology, its cultural and social representations have divided us perennially. Blood pulses through religions, literature, and the visual arts, and every time it pools or spills, we learn a little more about what brings human beings together and what divides them. This book is a fascinating historical and contemporary interpretation of blood, as a bold and enduring determinant of identity, race, culture, citizenship, belonging, privilege, deprivation, athletic superiority, and nationhood.
Author: Christopher E. ForthPublish On: 2019-05-13
By exploring the complex ways in which fat, fatness and fattening have been perceived over time, this book provides rich insights into the stuff our stereotypes are made of.
Author: Christopher E. Forth
Publisher: Reaktion Books
Fat: such a little word evokes big responses. While ‘fat’ describes the size and shape of bodies, our negative reactions to corpulent bodies also depend on something tangible and tactile; as this book argues, there is more to fat than meets the eye. Fat: A Cultural History of the Stuff of Life offers a historical reflection on how fat has been perceived and imagined in the West since antiquity. Featuring fascinating historical accounts, philosophical, religious and cultural arguments, including discussions of status, gender and race, the book digs deep into the past for the roots of our current notions and prejudices. Three central themes emerge: how we have perceived and imagined obesity over the centuries; how fat as a substance has elicited disgust and how it evokes perceptions of animality; but also how it has been associated with vitality and fertility. By exploring the complex ways in which fat, fatness and fattening have been perceived over time, this book provides rich insights into the stuff our stereotypes are made of.
Profiles of the Molecules That Make Us Tick Eric P. Widmaier. THE STUFF OF LIFE PROFILE OF "I'1—lE MOLECULES 'I'HA'I' MAKE us'1'1c1< ERIC P. 'X/
Author: Eric P. Widmaier
In The Stuff of Life , Eric P. Widmaier deconstructs the fundamental processes of the human body and focuses on those vital biological substances that aren't particularly well understood. By examining the blueprints that dictate what we are, Widmaier answers questions, including: - Why are some fats worse than others? - Is cholesterol actually good for anything? - How does the stomach digest food? - Why do we need to breathe and why can't we hold our breath for very long? - How does a single carbon atom contribute to the difference between a man and a woman? - Where does our energy come from? The Stuff of Life answers these and many more common questions about how the body works in a concise, easy-to-read handbook complete with illustrations.
Smile, chuckle, and shed a tear at these colorful stories of real-life folks in ordinary places- at the grocery store, in the courtroom--finding an extraordinary God!Curl up with this unique book ? and get blessed!
Author: Babbie Mason
Publisher: Charisma Media
Smile, chuckle, and shed a tear at these colorful stories of real-life folks in ordinary places- at the grocery store, in the courtroom--finding an extraordinary God!Curl up with this unique book ? and get blessed! Enter into the rich stories drawn form Babbie Mason's life- her childhood, marriage, adult life, friendships and church. Babbie shares what she calls "the stuff of life" From Babbie's heart to your heart receive the love, the inspiration and the joy!
The ideas in this book will appeal to magpies, minimalists, and everyone in between.
Author: Hilary Robertson
Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small
Hilary Robertson reveals a multitude of ways to style and display the “stuff of life”—the flotsam and jetsam of possessions, from pictures and ornaments to hats and bicycles, that we accumulate over the course of time. In the first chapter, How to Arrange your Stuff, Hilary identifies and illustrates four different approaches to arrangements—intuitive, narrative, practical, and curatorial—and shows how each one can be achieved. She also considers the variety of display locations available within the home—walls, mantelpieces, windowsills, chests of drawers, tabletops—and suggests how to make the most of them. Next, in Stories Told by Real Homes, Hilary shares insider knowledge drawn from the experience of creating interiors that fall into five different styles—Neatnik, Bohemian, Naturalist, Sculpture Vulture, and Noble Salvage. Some people are magpies—they love stuff; finding, collecting, and displaying it—while their opposite, the minimalists, are on a mission to contain or tame it. The ideas in this book will appeal to magpies, minimalists, and everyone in between.
Although Asif Zaidi is a banker and a business leadership advisor by profession, he is fundamentally a thinker of broad understanding and interests. In The Stuff of Life, he offers an anthology of thoughts on diverse subjects, attempting to see the problems of life in the light of human reasoning. Asif Zaidi is endlessly curious, and leaves no big question untouched. While turning his gaze from one intellectual pursuit to the next, in this collection of essays he addresses nature, evolution, religion, literature, psychology, and scientists, sages, prophets, philosophers, thinkers, and poets who have, down the ages, contributed to human development, making life meaningful. From the personal to the societal to the universal, he turns his spirit of inquiry to a wide swathe of topics: the love of learning: mans search for meaning: faith, tradition, and rationality: and the moral dimension of existence. Simple and direct, The Stuff of Life articulates a viewpoint grounded in a rational approach to life and this world.
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Author: Karen Karbo
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The Oregon Book Awards presented the Sarah Winnemucca Award for Creative Nonfiction to Karen Karbo for The Stuff of Life. When Karen Karbo's father, a charming, taciturn Clint Eastwood type who lives in a triple-wide in the Nevada desert, is diagnosed with lung cancer, his only daughter rises to the challenge of caring for him. Neither of them is exactly cut out for the job. As Dick Karbo's disease progresses, Karen finds herself sometimes the responsible adult, sometimes a stubborn teenager all over again. But in the end, what father and daughter discover more than anything is the love and the toughness that makes them alike.
Stem Cells, Ethics, and Public Policy Cynthia B. Cohen. R ENE WING THE
STUFE OF LIFE Stem Cello, Ethico, and Public Policy - CYNTHILA B, COHEN
RENEWING THE STUFF OF LIFE Renewing the Stuff of Life. Front Cover.
Author: Cynthia B. Cohen
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Stem cell therapy is ushering in a new era of medicine in which we will be able to repair human organs and tissue at their most fundamental level- that of the cell. The power of stem cells to regenerate cells of specific types, such as heart, liver, and muscle, is unique and extraordinary. In 1998 researchers learned how to isolate and culture embryonic stem cells, which are only obtainable through the destruction of human embryos. An ethical debate has raged since then about the ethics of this research, usually pitting pro-life advocates vs. those who see the great promise of curing some of humanity's most persistent diseases. In this book Cynthia Cohen agrees that we need to work toward a consensus on the issue of how we treat the embryo. But more broadly she claims that we need to transform and expand the ethical and policy debates on stem cells (adult and embryonic). This important and much-needed book is both a primer and a means by which to understand the implications of this research. Cohen starts by introducing readers to the basic science of stem cell research, and the core ethical questions surrounding the embryo. She then expands the scope of the debate, looking at the moral questions that will crop up down the line, such as e.g. the use of therapeutic cloning to overcome the body's immune resistance to stem cells; the ethics of using animals to test stem cells; how to disentangle federal and state legal and regulatory policies in pursuit of a coherent national policy; and how to develop an ethics of stem cell research that will accommodate new techniques and controversies that we cannot even foresee now. Her final chapter develops a concrete plan for an oversight system for this research. This is the first single-author book that addresses the many broad ethical and legal issues related to stem cells, and it should be of great interest to bioethicists, researchers, clinicians, philosophers, theologians, lawyers, policy makers, and general readers.
You go about your day, never realizing how much information missed moments contain. They are packed with lessons about living life to its fullest. John St.Augustine can teach you how to notice these ordinary moments. Remember them.
Author: John St.Augustine
Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing
Small slices of time go unnoticed. You go about your day, never realizing how much information missed moments contain. They are packed with lessons about living life to its fullest. John St.Augustine can teach you how to notice these ordinary moments. Remember them. Relive them. Live in the present while creating future moments that have depth, meaning, and purpose. Through anecdotes from his own life, St.Augustine demonstrates how to turn ordinary moments into extraordinary ones. Be still. Pay attention. Find the moments that matter.
Texts that are organized the way the discipline structures itself intellectually no longer connect with the majority of student learners. This is not an issue of pandering to students or otherwise seeking the lowest common denominator.
Author: Josee Johnston
Category: Social Science
The challenges of teaching a successful introductory sociology course today demand materials from a publisher very different from the norm. Texts that are organized the way the discipline structures itself intellectually no longer connect with the majority of student learners. This is not an issue of pandering to students or otherwise seeking the lowest common denominator. On the contrary, it is a question of again making the practice of sociological thinking meaningful, rigorous, and relevant to today’s world of undergraduates. This comparatively concise, highly visual, and affordable book offers a refreshingly new way forward to reach students, using one of the most powerful tools in a sociologist’s teaching arsenal—the familiar stuff in students’ everyday lives throughout the world: the jeans they wear to class, the coffee they drink each morning, or the phones their professors tell them to put away during lectures. A focus on consumer culture, seeing the strange in the familiar, is not only interesting for students; it is also (the authors suggest) pedagogically superior to more traditional approaches. By engaging students through their stuff, this book moves beyond teaching about sociology to helping instructors teach the practice of sociological thinking. It moves beyond describing what sociology is, so that students can practice what sociological thinking can do. This pedagogy also posits a relationship between teacher and learner that is bi-directional. Many students feel a sense of authority in various areas of consumer culture, and they often enjoy sharing their knowledge with fellow students and with their instructor. Opening up the sociology classroom to discussion of these topics validates students’ expertise on their own life-worlds. Teachers, in turn, gain insight from the goods, services, and cultural expectations that shape students’ lives. While innovative, the book has been carefully crafted to make it as useful and flexible as possible for instructors aiming to build core sociological foundations in a single semester. A map on pages ii–iii identifies core sociological concepts covered so that a traditional syllabus as well as individual lectures can easily be maintained. Theory, method, and active learning exercises in every chapter constantly encourage the sociological imagination as well as the "doing" of sociology.
Some people are magpies—they love stuff; finding, collecting, and displaying it, while their opposite, the minimalists, are on a mission to contain it or tame it.The ideas in this book are sure to appeal to both magpies and minimalists ...
Author: Hilary Robertson
Category: House & Home
Demonstrates how possessions can be used to decorate interior spaces, and showcases homes accessorized in styles that include neatnik, bohemian, and naturalist.
This book is a narrative "treasure hunt" for the implicit holiness of human things and a quest for a transformative encounter that turns consumption into consecration.
Author: Heather Murray Elkins
This book is a narrative "treasure hunt" for the implicit holiness of human things and a quest for a transformative encounter that turns consumption into consecration. Readers will explore the holy human connections of things such as apple seeds, a tattoo, dish towels, a broken chalice, and extra-virgin cooking oil blessed by the pope.
The book takes readers through various phases of family life, including dating, marriage, parenting, divorce, and aging, while paying attention to how our choices about our spaces and objects impact our lives.
Author: Michelle Janning
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Social Science
Does putting your smartphone on the dinner table impact your relationships? How does where you place your TV in your home affect your family? The Stuff of Family Life takes readers inside the changing world of families through a unique examination of their stuff. From digital family photo albums to the growing popularity of “man caves,” author Michelle Janning looks at not only what large demographic studies say about family dynamics but also what our lives—and the stuff in them—say about how we relate to each other. The book takes readers through various phases of family life, including dating, marriage, parenting, divorce, and aging, while paying attention to how our choices about our spaces and objects impact our lives. Janning has joked, “I'm not a social scientist who uses large national datasets to illustrate family life; I’m the social scientist who asks people to examine what’s in their underwear drawers to tell stories about their family life.” From underwear drawers to calendars, The Stuff of Family Life offers an illuminating and entertaining look at the complexities of American families today.
Welcome to A Mixed Bag, an eclectic assortment of poems inspired through the experience of living an ordinary life, a mixture of tears and sorrow . . . joys and laughter.
Author: Mari Jane Hilliyer
Publisher: JADESTONE BOOKS
A Mixed Bag, an eclectic assortment of poems inspired through the experience of living an ordinary life, a mixture of tears and sorrow . . . joys and laughter. The poems collected here, born from my mother's passing, reflect the fact life is both a mixture of happy and sad moments. By writing about the beautiful and whimsical, and those experiences which may bring about tears and sadness, I offer others a piece of hope, a vision of sunshine on the horizon of a new day. We may experience pain, but alongside pain walk gifts found in the beauty of nature and in the giving of others to help us through this journey called life.