In memory of my motherinlaw EDITH ANNIE LOCKWOOD In service 1898–1913
Andof the millions of anonymous women who spent somuch oftheir lives in
domestic service Worlds Between Historical Perspectives on Gender and Class ...
Author: Leonore Davidoff
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Social Science
This book presents a series of pioneering studies which together constitute a reappraisal of our understanding of the relationship between gender and history.
Zwischen den Welten Astrid Evelt. Astrid Evelt Between the worlds – Zwischen
den Welten Herstellung und Verlag: BoD - Books on Demand, Norderstedt ISBN
Author: Astrid Evelt
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
Category: Foreign Language Study
Eine weitere Ansammlung wirrer Gedanken - alte wie neue... von Blogs, Grußkarten und Merkzetteln, etc. Vielleicht kann nicht jeder meine Gedanken nachvollziehen, aber das ist meine Welt und wenn auch nicht alles in der richtigen Form ist - entweder zu lang oder zu kurz und in starken Bildern - so ist es meine Art mich auszudrücken. Ich will niemanden zu nahe treten, lediglich meine Gedanken kreativ umsetzen. Die Werke sind in Englisch und in Deutsch verfasst.
A new president takes charge at the World Bank just as the institution is being
thrust into an unprecedented , and ... of its most powerful stockholders , or should
it seek to mediate between North and South - to be a bridge between two worlds
Author: Richard Edward Feinberg
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
Category: Business & Economics
The global debt and adjustment crisis has challenged the World Bank to become the leading agency in North-South finance and development. The many dimensions of this challenge--which must be comprehensively addressed by the Bank's new president--are the subject of this important volume in the Overseas Development Council's U.S.-Third World Policy Perspectives series. The Bank's ability to design and implement a comprehensive response to global economic needs is threatened by competing objectives and uncertain priorities. Can the Bank design programs attractive to private investors that also serve the very poor? Can it emphasize efficiency while transferring technologies that maximize labor absorption? Can it aggressively condition loans on policy reforms without attracting the criticism that has accompanied IMF programs? Can it meet the needs of the 1990s with the internal organization and staff of the early 1980s? The contributors to this volume assess the role that the World Bank can play in the period ahead. They argue for new financial and policy initiatives and for new conceptual approaches to development, as well as for a restructuring of the Bank as it takes on new systematic responsibilities in the new decade.
Mairi Craw. mairi craw Between Two Worlds Between Two Worlds Between Two
Worlds mairi craw.
Author: Mairi Craw
Publisher: Author House
Between Two Worlds is the compelling and beautifully-crafted sequel to Beyond the Hedge, which showcased magical realism at its finest and introduced readers to a fantastical land like no other with deliciously eccentric characters who live in our hearts forever. Set in the seaside town of Irvine, Mairi Craws first fantasy novel chronicled the extraordinary adventures of 11-year old Sandy Henderson and her cat, Leo, when they chanced upon the parallel Scottish fairy world of Sylvania, a magical place where anything can happen and it invariably does. In Between Two Worlds, the Tartan Fairy Folk and their beloved monarch, Queen Celestina, once more find themselves plunged into chaos and despair as the dark shadows of relentless evil, twisted ambition and vile intent threaten their carefree, happy land. When Pongo, the ebulliently cheeky fairy dog, arrives unannounced in Scotland, Sandy embarks on a series of outrageous shenanigans which bring the magic and enchantments of Sylvania into her home and along the sombre, menacing corridors of her school, an ancient Victorian mansion with secrets of its own. What starts out as a merry romp quickly turns into the ultimate battle between good and evil, with a scourge of a villain whose malevolence knows no bounds. The chain of events unleashed threatens to destroy Sylvania and have hideous repercussions in Scotland too. Sandy joins forces with an outrageous collection of characters to protect her beloved homeland while the Tartan Fairy Folk go up against the darkest iniquity their world has ever seen. Will Queen Celestina and her subjects survive the ultimate onslaught on all they love and cherish? And will Sandy be able to make the huge sacrifices demanded of her for the greater good of those she loves?
How the English Became Americans Malcolm Gaskill. BET W E EN TV ()
WORLDS How the English Became Americans Malcolm Gaskill o o, o - - o- - o - -
- | - T- 3 BETWEEN TWO WORLDS BETWEEN TWO WORLDS How the English
Author: Malcolm Gaskill
Publisher: Hachette UK
In the 1600s, over 350,000 intrepid English men, women, and children migrated to America, leaving behind their homeland for an uncertain future. Whether they settled in Jamestown, Salem, or Barbados, these migrants—entrepreneurs, soldiers, and pilgrims alike—faced one incontrovertible truth: England was a very, very long way away. In Between Two Worlds, celebrated historian Malcolm Gaskill tells the sweeping story of the English experience in America during the first century of colonization. Following a large and varied cast of visionaries and heretics, merchants and warriors, and slaves and rebels, Gaskill brilliantly illuminates the often traumatic challenges the settlers faced. The first waves sought to recreate the English way of life, even to recover a society that was vanishing at home. But they were thwarted at every turn by the perils of a strange continent, unaided by monarchs who first ignored then exploited them. As these colonists strove to leave their mark on the New World, they were forced—by hardship and hunger, by illness and infighting, and by bloody and desperate battles with Indians—to innovate and adapt or perish. As later generations acclimated to the wilderness, they recognized that they had evolved into something distinct: no longer just the English in America, they were perhaps not even English at all. These men and women were among the first white Americans, and certainly the most prolific. And as Gaskill shows, in learning to live in an unforgiving world, they had begun a long and fateful journey toward rebellion and, finally, independence
Author: Katherine KirkpatrickPublish On: 2014-04-08
Inspired by a true story, Between Two Worlds is an impassioned coming-of-age novel set in a land of breathtaking beauty and danger, where nature and love are powerful and unpredictable forces.
Author: Katherine Kirkpatrick
Publisher: Wendy Lamb Books
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Inspired by a true story, Between Two Worlds is an impassioned coming-of-age novel set in a land of breathtaking beauty and danger, where nature and love are powerful and unpredictable forces. On the treeless shores of Itta, Greenland, as far north as humans can settle, sixteen-year-old Inuit Billy Bah spots a ship far out among the icebergs on the bay—a sight both welcome and feared. Explorers have already left their indelible mark on her land and its people, and a ship full of white men can mean trouble. The ship carries provisions for Robert E. Peary, who is making an expedition to the North Pole. Peary and Billy Bah have a history—as a child, she spent a year in America with his family. When Peary’s ship gets caught in the ice, Billy Bah sets out on a harrowing quest to find him. Billy Bah’s journey is one that will bring her to the very literal edge of the earth, imperil her life and question what it means to be between two worlds. “Rich details . . . create a total immersion in Inuit life.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred “An intriguing viewpoint to a place and time rarely written about in young adult fiction.” —SLJ “A compelling . . . portrait of a community accustomed to life on the knife edge of survival, of extraordinary beauty and harsh realities. . . . A rare look at culture clash arising from polar exploration.” —Kirkus Reviews
... with the spice islands to the east of Europe and the large Asiatic kingdoms. For
another, and perhaps even more significantly, the rivaling Iberian kingdoms, with
active help from the Pope, were dividing up the world between them, starting, ...
Author: Ottmar Ette
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Category: Literary Criticism
This book proposes that there is no better, no more complex way to access a community, a society, an era and its cultures than through literature. For millennia, literature from a wide variety of geocultural areas has gathered knowledge about life, about survival, and about living together, without either falling into discursive or disciplinary specializations or functioning as a regulatory mechanism for cultural knowledge. Literature is able to offer its readers knowledge through direct participation in the form of step-by-step intellectual and affective experiences. Through this ability, it can reach and affect audiences across great spatial and temporal distances. Literature – what different times and cultures have been able to understand as such in a broad sense – has always been characterized by its transareal and transcultural origins and effects. It is the product of many logics, and it teaches us to think polylogically rather than monologically. Literature is an experiment in living, and living in a state of experimentation. About the author Ottmar Ette has been Chair of Romance Literature at the University of Potsdam, Germany, since 1995. He is Honorary Member of the Modern Language Association of America (MLA) (elected in 2014), member of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (elected in 2013), and regular member of the Academia Europaea (since 2010).
It is as though a single impulse rose simultaneously in the consciousness of
temple builders all around the world, even in its farthest corners. Alfred Watkins,
first to use the term ley lines (see chapter 1, page 33) for those paths connecting
Author: Caitlín Matthews
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
A comprehensive overview of the Western perennial tradition--the hermetic tradition and the ancient earth wisdom of shamanic indigenous peoples • Provides practical exercises to reawaken mystical awareness and reconnect with the ancient mystery traditions of our ancestors • Reveals how earth wisdom and high magic complement one another In Walkers Between the Worlds, the authors reveal the development of both these traditions that were never far beneath the surface of Western culture and how they complement each other. As the orthodox structures of the West appear increasingly hollow and irrelevant, the Western way trod by the shaman and the magus remains vital, with many practical methods for reawakening awareness and reconnecting with the earth. In addition to its in-depth theoretical analysis, Walkers Between the Worlds contains practical exercises drawn from traditional teaching methods used by both native and hermetic traditions to help the reader explore these mysteries.
Anyone who has ever risen when a judge enters the courtroom may find it hard to
believe that one of the major differences between law in Webster's time and in
our own is the far greater paternalism of law in the earlier period. Although we
Author: Dena Goldberg
Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
“Webster’s iconoclasm was not the lonely experience of an alienated intellectual, but part of his generation’s struggle to create the future. As such, the critical energy we find in the plays was sustained, not by ideological certainty, but rather by interaction with the great complexity of thought and action—much of it negative—that constitutes a pre-revolutionary movement. If Webster was part of a dying culture, he was also—and it is this that Webster criticism has almost consistently ignored—a member of the generation that prepared the way for the revolution of 1640” (Introduction). Through detailed analysis of four plays, The White Devil, The Duchess of Malfi, The Devil’s Law Case, and Appius and Virginia, Goldberg explores the relations between Webster and aspects of Jacobean social and intellectual history. Webster’s satire of princes and prelates, his iconoclastic view of traditional philosophy, his trenchant analysis of institutions are seen as part of an intellectual movement that was undermining faith in the old order. Special attention is given to Webster’s theatrical representations of legal practice and legal philosophy as key manifestations of the realities of political power. Webster’s dramatizations of the judgment situation are shown to embody specific commentary on the legal system of his time, commentary that ranges in orientation from anarchist to reformist to revolutionary. Webster’s irreverence for traditional ideals and institutions combines with a humanist sense of man’s—and woman’s—potential to make an important contribution to the pre–revolutionary movement.
"Collection of 11 essays dealing with both the historical and contemporary aspects of Mexican emigration to the United States. Work is divided into three parts: 'Historical Antecedents,' 'Political and Cultural Contestation,' and 'Contemporary Perspectives.' Good introduction for each entry"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.
... “Creation Engine” as a “high-tech version of a box of crayons” only shows how
thorny the relationship between these ... In other corners of the virtual-world
scene “tax protests” by players in Second Life contest a change in the way
objects in ...
Author: T. L. Taylor
Publisher: MIT Press
A study of Everquest that provides a snapshot of multiplayer gaming culture, questions the truism that computer games are isolating and alienating, and offers insights into broader issues of work and play, gender identity, technology, and commercial culture. In Play Between Worlds, T. L. Taylor examines multiplayer gaming life as it is lived on the borders, in the gaps—as players slip in and out of complex social networks that cross online and offline space. Taylor questions the common assumption that playing computer games is an isolating and alienating activity indulged in by solitary teenage boys. Massively multiplayer online games (MMOGs), in which thousands of players participate in a virtual game world in real time, are in fact actively designed for sociability. Games like the popular Everquest, she argues, are fundamentally social spaces. Taylor's detailed look at Everquest offers a snapshot of multiplayer culture. Drawing on her own experience as an Everquest player (as a female Gnome Necromancer)—including her attendance at an Everquest Fan Faire, with its blurring of online—and offline life—and extensive research, Taylor not only shows us something about games but raises broader cultural issues. She considers "power gamers," who play in ways that seem closer to work, and examines our underlying notions of what constitutes play—and why play sometimes feels like work and may even be painful, repetitive, and boring. She looks at the women who play Everquest and finds they don't fit the narrow stereotype of women gamers, which may cast into doubt our standardized and preconceived ideas of femininity. And she explores the questions of who owns game space—what happens when emergent player culture confronts the major corporation behind the game.
Spanning the globe and the centuries, Frances Karttunen tells the stories of sixteen men and women who served as interpreters and guides to conquerors, missionaries, explorers, soldiers, and anthropologists. These interpreters acted as uncomfortable bridges between two worlds; their own marginality, the fact that they belonged to neither world, suggests the complexity and tension between cultures meeting for the first time. Some of the guides were literally dragged into their roles; others volunteered. The most famous ones were especially skilled at living in two worlds and surviving to recount their experiences. Among outsiders, the interpreters found protection. sustenance, recognition, intellectual companionship, and employment, yet most of the interpreters ultimately suffered tragic fates. Between Worlds addresses the broadest issues of cross-cultural encounters, imperialism, and capitalism and gives them a human face.
In order to approach the subject of rhetoric in Paradise Lost, it is first necessary to
establish the standing of Milton's epic cosmos, especially the created world of
man, in relation to the basic rhetorical principles of contingency and probability.
Author: William Pallister
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Category: Literary Criticism
John Milton's Paradise Lost has long been celebrated for its epic subject matter and the poet's rhetorical fireworks. In Between Worlds, William Pallister analyses the rhetorical methods that Milton uses throughout the poem and examines the effects of the three distinct rhetorical registers observed in each of the poem's major settings: Heaven, Hell, and Paradise. Providing insights into Milton's relationship with the history of rhetoric as well as rhetorical conventions and traditions, this rigorous study shows how rhetorical forms are used to highlight and enhance some of the poem's most important themes including free will, contingency and probability. Pallister also provides an authoritative discussion of how the omniscience of God in Paradise Lost affects Milton's verse, and considers how God's speech applies to the concept of the perfect rhetorician. An erudite and detailed study of both Paradise Lost and the history of rhetoric, Between Worlds is essential reading that will help to unravel many of the complexities of Milton's enduring masterpiece.
The Colliding Worlds Now that we know more about special policy agencies
themselves , we can explore in greater detail the ongoing pressures placed on
them by the social movement and public administration environments . This
Author: Jonathan Malloy
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Category: Political Science
Jonathan Malloy's Between Colliding Worlds examines the relationship between governments and external activists through a comparative study of policy units dedicated to aboriginal and women's issues in Australia and Canada. Malloy identifies these units - or 'special policy agencies' - as sitting on the boundary between the world of permanent public servants and that of collective social movements working for broad social and political change. These agencies at once represent the interests of social movements to government while simultaneously managing relations with social movements on behalf of government, and - thus - operate in a state of permanent ambiguity. Malloy contends that rather than criticizing these agencies for their inherently contradictory nature, we must reconsider them as effectively dealing with the delicate issue of bridging social movements with state politics. In other words, the very existence of these special policy agencies provides a forum for social movements and the state to work out their differences. Relying heavily on interviews with public servants and external activists, Malloy argues convincingly that special policy agencies, despite - or because of - their ambiguous relationship to different communities, make critical contributions to governance.
Thus the connection between factual and fictional versions of the captivity
experience is much clearer and richer in the British context than in the American.
Based on the transition from factual to fictional captivity narratives, my study
Author: Joe Snader
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Category: Literary Criticism
The captivity narrative has always been a literary genre associated with America. Joe Snader argues, however, that captivity narratives emerged much earlier in Britain, coinciding with European colonial expansion, the development of anthropology, and the rise of liberal political thought. Stories of Europeans held captive in the Middle East, America, Africa, and Southeast Asia appeared in the British press from the late sixteenth through the late eighteenth centuries, and captivity narratives were frequently featured during the early development of the novel. Until the mid-eighteenth century, British examples of the genre outpaced their American cousins in length, frequency of publication, attention to anthropological detail, and subjective complexity. Using both new and canonical texts, Snader shows that foreign captivity was a favorite topic in eighteenth-century Britain. An adaptable and expansive genre, these narratives used set plots and stereotypes originating in Mediterranean power struggles and relocated in a variety of settings, particularly eastern lands. The narratives' rhetorical strategies and cultural assumptions often grew out of centuries of religious strife and coincided with Europe's early modern military ascendancy. Caught Between Worlds presents a broad, rich, and flexible definition of the captivity narrative, placing the American strain in its proper place within the tradition as a whole. Snader, having assembled the first bibliography of British captivity narratives, analyzes both factual texts and a large body of fictional works, revealing the ways they helped define British identity and challenged Britons to rethink the place of their nation in the larger world.
See Bookchin , Philosophy of Social Ecology . See Guha , History at the Limit of World - History . See Spivak , “ Can the Subaltern Speak ? ” 271 – 313 , and her “
Subaltern Studies : Deconstructing Historiography , ” in Spivak , In Other Worlds ...
Author: R. Radhakrishnan
Publisher: Duke University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
DIVTheoretical investigation into the place of historicization in humanistic thought, as well as into the complex, and often tense, relationship between history and theory./div
Author: Carmela Bernadetta ScalaPublish On: 2015-02-05
And freely men confesses that this world's spent, When in the Planets, and the
Firmament They seek so many new; they see that this Is crumbled out again to
his Atomis. 'Tis all in pieces, all coherence gone;89 (John Donne) a) The
Author: Carmela Bernadetta Scala
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Category: Social Science
This book investigates Basile’s contribution to the establishment of fairytales as a literary genre; the focus is on his masterpiece Lo cunto de li Cunti. The volume examines Basile’s work’s debt to tradition and its influence on posterity, while also studying the author’s unique use of metaphors in the rich Neapolitan dialect. As this study reveals, metaphors in Lo cunto de li cunti are not used simply as a mean of embellishment; rather they are employed as a way to inform the reader of the rich folkloric tradition of Naples during the baroque times, as well as of Basile’s discontent with the socio-political situation of his times. The use of metaphors is so pervasive that one could argue that the book is itself a metaphor through which Basile conveys his ideals and his utopia of a liberated Naples and a more just society; as well as the importance of the Neapolitan dialect and its linguistic registers. Furthermore, the book also proposes a new interpretation of the female characters of the tales and it instigates a discussion on gender roles in both modern and past societies.
But because almost all the anthropologists conducting these studies are
extremely intimate with their subjects , there is a dialogue here that is not always
made explicit in anthropological inquiry : the dialogue between the
anthropologist as ...