Words and Silences

  • Filename: words-and-silences.
  • ISBN: 1864489472
  • Release Date: 2001
  • Number of pages: 210
  • Author: Peggy Brock
  • Publisher: Allen & Unwin

A fascinating investigation into how Aboriginal women communicate their knowledge to gain a public voice and recognition of their rights to land.

Indigenous Archaeologies

  • Filename: indigenous-archaeologies.
  • ISBN: 9781134391554
  • Release Date: 2004-11-10
  • Number of pages: 432
  • Author: Claire Smith
  • Publisher: Routledge

With case studies from North America to Australia and South Africa and covering topics from archaeological ethics to the repatriation of human remains, this book charts the development of a new form of archaeology that is informed by indigenous values and agendas. This involves fundamental changes in archaeological theory and practice as well as substantive changes in the power relations between archaeologists and indigenous peoples. Questions concerning the development of ethical archaeological practices are at the heart of this process.


  • Filename: unspoken.
  • ISBN: 0809325845
  • Release Date: 2004
  • Number of pages: 220
  • Author: Cheryl Glenn
  • Publisher: SIU Press

In our talkative Western culture, speech is synonymous with authority and influence while silence is frequently misheard as passive agreement when it often signifies much more. In her groundbreaking exploration of silence as a significant rhetorical art, Cheryl Glenn articulates the ways in which tactical silence can be as expressive and strategic an instrument of human communication as speech itself. Drawing from linguistics, phenomenology, feminist studies, anthropology, ethnic studies, and literary analysis, Unspoken: A Rhetoric of Silence theorizes both a cartography and grammar of silence. By mapping the range of spaces silence inhabits, Glenn offers a new interpretation of its complex variations and uses. Glenn contextualizes the rhetoric of silence by focusing on selected contemporary examples. Listening to silence and voice as gendered positions, she analyzes the highly politicized silences and words of a procession of figures she refers to as "all the President’s women,” including Anita Hill, Lani Guiner, Gennifer Flowers, and Chelsea Clinton. She also turns an investigative ear to the cultural taciturnity attributed to various Native American groups--Navajo, Apache, Hopi, and Pueblo--and its true meaning. Through these examples, Glenn reinforces the rhetorical contributions of the unspoken, codifying silence as a rhetorical device with the potential to deploy, defer, and defeat power. Unspoken concludes by suggesting opportunities for further research into silence and silencing, including music, religion, deaf communities, cross-cultural communication, and the circulation of silence as a creative resource within the college classroom and for college writers.

Words for Silence

  • Filename: words-for-silence.
  • ISBN: 028106105X
  • Release Date: 2008-11-01
  • Number of pages: 206
  • Author: Gregory Fruehwirth
  • Publisher:

Originating from weekly talks given to a contemplative community of monks and nuns, the meditations in this book aim to help the reader live as profoundly as possible, in deepening desire for union with God. It is arranged according to the liturgical year, from Advent through to Pentecost, some of the meditations deal with practical issues, some offer guideposts for spiritual discernment, and others are lyrical evocations of the transformative power of the contemplative way. Underlying all is the basic assumption that God has drawn near to each one of us, and that our fulfilment is found in surrendering our lives to that Enfolding Presence and Creative Love.

Imprints An Archaeology of Identity in Post Apartheid Southern Africa

  • Filename: imprints-an-archaeology-of-identity-in-post-apartheid-southern-africa.
  • ISBN: 9781109096156
  • Release Date: 2008
  • Number of pages: 433
  • Author:
  • Publisher: ProQuest

A gentle war rages between objects and their textual and visual representations, fundamentally affecting how archaeologists and various publics understand the origins, natures and trajectories of humanity. Imprints: An Archaeology of Identity in Post-Apartheid Southern Africa attempts to intervene in this unevenness in matching objects, people and places to their representations. More than an academic investigation, this dissertation aims also to be a political intervention---specifically in post-Apartheid southern Africa---but also beyond. Archaeology is a powerful but partial set of surveillance techniques through which the past, present and even future can be examined in intellectually rigorous but socially responsible ways. My analysis is primarily textual, visual and contextual---rather than excavational. Inspired by the famous Laetoli hominin pathway in Tanzania, I use the metaphor of 'treading lightly' as a guide to imagining a post-colonial archaeology. Too narrow a focus on 'origins' and the past can ossify human achievement; reducing the genius of the present to a pale imitation or dilution of past glories. Using the metaphor of prints---both material (footprints) and textual (words), origins and formulations of identity may be presented as oscillating trajectories rather than static points. The static points---archaeological sites and artefacts---are, nonetheless, useful points of material anchorage and I thus utilise five types of sites. First, are origin sites---specifically Laetoli, Sterkfontein, Matsieng and the Voortrekker Monument. Secondly, I analyse sites of naming---especially of people. Third, rock art sites provide useful instantiations of a 'reverse gaze' and of hybrid identities. Four, sites of visual culture such as the incongruously modern artefact of 'graffiti' and South Africa's post-Apartheid coat of arms open up the possibility that archaeology need not be trapped in the past; it can act as an agent of debate and change in the present. Finally, museums and monuments---in particular Great Trek memorial monuments---continue this presentist mode by allowing an investigation of how heritage is constructed in contemporary southern Africa. As part of this construction I conclude with a personal case study---an archaeology of self through Afrikaner questing and domination---as a contribution to the decolonisation of archaeological practice.

Writing the Silences

  • Filename: writing-the-silences.
  • ISBN: 9780520262430
  • Release Date: 2010
  • Number of pages: 107
  • Author: Richard O. Moore
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press

A collection of poetry by filmmaker and public radio and television producer Richard O. Moore, who is also associated with the San Francisco Renaissance poets, a pre-Beat Generation literary movement.

Getting Real

  • Filename: getting-real.
  • ISBN: 1932073426
  • Release Date: 2010-09-24
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: Susan Campbell
  • Publisher: H J Kramer

Everyone values honest communication, yet few people possess the requisite skills in both their personal and professional lives. Susan Campbell provides simple yet practical awareness practices — culled from her thirty-five-year career as a relationship coach and corporate teamwork consultant — that require individuals to ?let go? of the need to be right, safe, and certain. Such questions as ?In what areas of my life do I feel the need to lie, sugarcoat, or pretend?? help guide the reader toward self-realization. Ten truth skills teach readers to let their real personalities shine through.

Palliative Care

  • Filename: palliative-care.
  • ISBN: 9781437735970
  • Release Date: 2011-04-04
  • Number of pages: 640
  • Author: Linda L. Emanuel
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

Find out all you need to know about providing high-quality care to patients with serious illnesses from the 2nd edition of Palliative Care: Core Skills and Clinical Competencies. Drs. Linda L. Emanuel and S. Lawrence Librach, leaders in the field, address the clinical, physical, psychological, cultural, and spiritual dimensions that are integral to the care of the whole patient. They give you a broad understanding of the core clinical skills and competencies needed to effectively approach patient assessment, care of special populations, symptom control, ethical issues, and more. Clearly written in a user-friendly, high-yield format, this resource is your ultimate guidebook to the burgeoning practice of palliative medicine. Improve your pain management and symptom management skills with a better understanding of best practices in palliative care. Quickly review specific treatment protocols for both malignant and non-malignant illnesses, including HIV/AIDS, heart failure, renal failure, pulmonary disease, and neurodegenerative disease. Better understand and manage the common and unique challenges associated with delivering palliative care in various social settings, such as the ICU, hospice, and the home; and to diverse populations, such as children, elders, and vulnerable members of society. Expand your knowledge of palliative care issues with new chapters on Veterans, Special Populations, Prognostication, Delirium, Working with Families, Wound Care, Home Care, and Dealing with Economic Hardship. Find the information you need quickly and easily with a templated, high-yield format.

Discovering Speech Words and Mind

  • Filename: discovering-speech-words-and-mind.
  • ISBN: 9781405157988
  • Release Date: 2010-04-12
  • Number of pages: 308
  • Author: Dani Byrd
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Written in a lively style, Discovering Speech, Words, and Mind applies a scientific approach to the study of various aspects of speech, using everyday examples to introduce the beginning student to the world of language and cognition. An accessible introduction to the fundamentals of speech production, speech perception, word-formation, language acquisition and speech disorders Considers how the informational content of the speech signal relates to phonological units ? connecting the three areas of speech, words, and mind Focuses on speech production and recognition at the word-level and below, and includes sign languages Written in a highly accessible style for students with no background in linguistics or psychology Packed with numerous student-friendly features, including engaging examples, illustrations, and sidebars for further discussion; further online exercises and data also available at http://www.discoveringspeech.wiley.com/

Fighting Words and Images

  • Filename: fighting-words-and-images.
  • ISBN: 9781442662643
  • Release Date: 2012-04-28
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Author: Elena V. Baraban
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press

Fighting Words and Images is the first comprehensive interdisciplinary and theoretical analysis of war representations across time periods from Classical Antiquity to the present day and across languages, cultures, and media including print, painting, sculpture, architecture, and photography. Featuring contributions from across the humanities and social sciences, Fighting Words and Images is organized into four thematically consistent, analytically rigourous sections that discuss ways to overcome the conceptual challenges associated with theorizing war representation. This collection creatively and insightfully explains the nature, origins, dynamics, structure, and impact of a wide variety of war representations.

Boundaries of the Self

  • Filename: boundaries-of-the-self.
  • ISBN: 9781443860789
  • Release Date: 2014-06-02
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Author: Debalina Banerjee
  • Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

This book addresses the intersections between gender and identity by critically examining female spaces. It has famously been argued that men and women are made in culture. As such, this volume explores how spaces—social, political, cultural, historical, and even cyber—affect the creative, personal, urban and global identities of women. The scholarly approaches of the contributors here probe into these spaces and analyze the problematic of gender identities as they are constructed, reconstructed or deconstructed through processes of appropriation, subversion and signification. The functional politics of patriarchy influences a range of networks that include social, cultural, political, and religious archetypes. This book will open new vistas in women’s studies through dialogues and discussions on the various facets of “Space”, and how in turn they generate the rhetoric of agency and power or again how they annihilate attempts at emancipation and empowerment. Furthermore, the book explores the diversity of women’s experiences and their contributions across cultures, and examines knowledge and practices in the light of gender differences, suggesting new ways to “conceptualize the relations between the self and the ever changing global communities”. Its interdisciplinary nature, drawing on the humanities, arts, social sciences will give it a wide readership among students, teachers and researchers. In addition, since women’s studies is one of the most sought-after academic disciplines of the contemporary academic world, this book will generate interest and contribute to the dynamic nature of women’s studies research.

Reading Cavell s The World Viewed

  • Filename: reading-cavell-s-the-world-viewed.
  • ISBN: 0814328962
  • Release Date: 2000
  • Number of pages: 294
  • Author: William Rothman
  • Publisher: Wayne State University Press

A philosophical reexamination of Stanley Cavell's The World Viewed.

By Night in Chile

  • Filename: by-night-in-chile.
  • ISBN: 9780811220514
  • Release Date: 2003-12-17
  • Number of pages: 128
  • Author: Roberto Bolaño
  • Publisher: New Directions Publishing

A deathbed confession revolving around Opus Dei and Pinochet, By Night in Chile pours out the self-justifying dark memories of the Jesuit priest Father Urrutia. As through a crack in the wall, By Night in Chile's single night-long rant provides a terrifying, clandestine view of the strange bedfellows of Church and State in Chile. This wild, eerily compact novel—Roberto Bolano's first work available in English—recounts the tale of a poor boy who wanted to be a poet, but ends up a half-hearted Jesuit priest and a conservative literary critic, a sort of lap dog to the rich and powerful cultural elite, in whose villas he encounters Pablo Neruda and Ernst Junger. Father Urrutia is offered a tour of Europe by agents of Opus Dei (to study "the disintegration of the churches," a journey into realms of the surreal); and ensnared by this plum, he is next assigned—after the destruction of Allende—the secret, never-to-be-disclosed job of teaching Pinochet, at night, all about Marxism, so the junta generals can know their enemy. Soon, searingly, his memories go from bad to worse. Heart-stopping and hypnotic, By Night in Chile marks the American debut of an astonishing writer.

A Year of the Haiku

  • Filename: a-year-of-the-haiku.
  • ISBN: 9781490733685
  • Release Date: 2014-04
  • Number of pages: 84
  • Author: James Maxfield
  • Publisher: Trafford Publishing

A Year of the Haiku features 365 new haiku poems by James Maxfield written as a year-long experiment of composing one haiku poem each day during the year 2013 using only the words provided by Haikubes(c)-a set of sixty-three die pieces with five words on each piece. The book includes a detailed preface about the author's process and experience writing this collection as well as a brief but scholarly introduction to haiku poetry suitable for the beginner or the experienced haiku poet.

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