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Distinction

Distinction

A Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste

  • Author: Pierre Bourdieu
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135873232
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 640
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First Published in 2010. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Distinction of Fiction

The Distinction of Fiction

  • Author: Dorrit Cohn
  • Publisher: JHU Press
  • ISBN: 9780801865220
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 208
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Winner of the Modern Language Association's Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Comparative Literary Studies The border between fact and fiction has been trespassed so often it seems to be a highway. Works of history that include fictional techniques are usually held in contempt, but works of fiction that include history are among the greatest of classics. Fiction claims to be able to convey its own unique kinds of truth. But unless a reader knows in advance whether a narrative is fictional or not, judgment can be frustrated and confused. In The Distinction of Fiction, Dorrit Cohn argues that fiction does present specific clues to its fictionality, and its own justifications. Indeed, except in cases of deliberate deception, fiction achieves its purposes best by exercising generic conventions that inform the reader that it is fiction. Cohn tests her conclusions against major narrative works, including Proust's A la Recherche du temps perdu, Mann's Death in Venice, Tolstoy's War and Peace, and Freud's case studies. She contests widespread poststructuralist views that all narratives are fictional. On the contrary, she separates fiction and nonfiction as necessarily distinct, even when bound together. An expansion of Cohn's Christian Gauss lectures at Princeton and the product of many years of labor and thought, The Distinction of Fiction builds on narratological and phenomenological theories to show that boundaries between fiction and history can be firmly and systematically explored.

Strategies of Distinction

Strategies of Distinction

The Construction of the Ethnic Communities, 300-800

  • Author: Walter Pohl,Helmut Reimitz
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 9789004108462
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 347
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Being Different: Strategies of Distinction and Twentieth-Century American Poetic Avant-Gardes

Being Different: Strategies of Distinction and Twentieth-Century American Poetic Avant-Gardes

  • Author: Lilian Chaitas
  • Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
  • ISBN: 3506784420
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 436
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Das literarische Feld sei ein Mikrokosmos des sozialen Wettbewerbs um Status und Prestige – so Pierre Bourdieu. Dementsprechend rücken zwangsläufig Strategien in den Fokus des Interesses, mittels derer sich Literaturproduzenten wie -rezipienten positionieren und die erkämpfte Position behaupten. Dieser Kampf wird bestimmt durch die Logik des Sich-Abgrenzens und Sich-Abhebens von anderen. Als historisch breit angelegte Fallstudie des 20. Jahrhunderts zeichnet die vorliegende Untersuchung die im Feld der amerikanischen Lyrik vorherrschenden Machtkämpfe um (Be-)Deutungshoheit nach. Die Profilierung des Strategiebegriffs als zentrales Analyseinstrument ermöglicht es, einerseits Strategien der Selbstwahrnehmung und Selbstpositionierung und andererseits der Wahrnehmung und Positionierung von anderen Akteuren zu identifizieren. Distinktionsstrategien umfassen den Einsatz eines Arsenals von Kampfbegriffen, an denen sich der literarische Diskurs im Laufe des Jahrhunderts kontinuierlich unter sich verändernden literarhistorischen Vorzeichen abarbeitet.

The Sound of Distinction

The Sound of Distinction

Phonogeräte in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland (1957-1973). Eine Objektgeschichte

  • Author: Monika Röther
  • Publisher: Tectum Wissenschaftsverlag
  • ISBN: 3828855458
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 518
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Im digitalen Medienzeitalter erleben die analogen Musikmedien ein Revival. Musikliebhaber bevorzugen den vollen Klang der Vinyl-Schallplatten, mit nostalgischen Gefühlen erinnern sich viele an die altgediente Musikkassette. Monika Röther schaut zurück in die Zeit der späten Fünfziger- und der Sechzigerjahre, als Musikschränke und Stereoanlagen, Plattenspieler, Tonbandgeräte und Kassettenrekorder ihren Platz in der westdeutschen Gesellschaft eroberten. Der luxuriöse Musikschrank im Wohnzimmer der Eltern bekam Konkurrenz durch den farbenfrohen, tragbaren Kofferplattenspieler der Jugendlichen. Technikliebhaber fachsimpelten über die beste Zusammenstellung der neuesten Stereoanlagen oder widmeten sich technischen Basteleien am Tonbandgerät. Die jüngeren Rockmusik-Fans zeichneten die neuesten Hits auf Tonband und Kassette auf. Die Objektgeschichten der Phonogeräte erzählen eine facettenreiche Geschichte der "wilden Sechziger", die in der sozialhistorischen Forschung als Umbruchphase gelten: Der Gebrauch der Phonogeräte zuhause und unterwegs stellte eingeübte Muster des Musik- und Technikkonsums in Frage und beförderte neue Formen des sozialen Miteinanders.

A Democracy of Distinction

A Democracy of Distinction

Aristotle and the Work of Politics

  • Author: Jill Frank
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 0226260194
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 199
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Offering an ancient education for our times, Jill Frank's A Democracy of Distinction interprets Aristotle's writings in a way that reimagines the foundations, aims, and practices of politics, ancient and modern. Concerned especially with the work of making a democracy of distinction, Frank shows that such a democracy requires freedom and equality achieved through the exercise of virtue. Moving back and forth between Aristotle's writings and contemporary legal and political theory, Frank breathes new life into our conceptions of property, justice, and law by viewing them not only as institutions but as dynamic activities as well. Frank's innovative approach to Aristotle stresses his appreciation of the tensions and complexities of politics so that we might rethink and reorganize our own political ideas and practices. A Democracy of Distinction will be of enormous value to classicists, political scientists, and anyone interested in revitalizing democratic theory and practice.

A Distinction of Stories

A Distinction of Stories

The Medieval Unity of Chaucer's Fair Chain of Narratives for Canterbury

  • Author: Judson Boyce Allen,Theresa Anne Moritz
  • Publisher: Ohio State University Press
  • ISBN: 0814203108
  • Category: Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages in literature.
  • Page: 258
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Dritte Zusammenkunfft Einer vornehmen Engeländischen Dame Mit einem Frantzosen von Distinction, Wobey auch die Engeländische Historie, und curiose Nachrichten, von dieser Nation sowohl, as dem Lande selber, mit einfliessen

Dritte Zusammenkunfft Einer vornehmen Engeländischen Dame Mit einem Frantzosen von Distinction, Wobey auch die Engeländische Historie, und curiose Nachrichten, von dieser Nation sowohl, as dem Lande selber, mit einfliessen

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Haussmann, or the Distinction

Haussmann, or the Distinction

A Novel

  • Author: Paul La Farge
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • ISBN: 1466865229
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 384
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A stunning, imaginative novel about the great architect of Paris Baron Georges-Eugène Haussmann, who demolished and rebuilt Paris in the middle of the nineteenth century, was the first urbanist of the modern era--and perhaps the greatest. He presided over two decades of riches, peace, and progress in a city the likes of which no one had ever seen before, with boulevards monumentally conceived and brilliantly lit, clean water, public transportation, and sewers that were the envy of every nation in the world. Yet there is a story that, on his deathbed, Haussmann wished all his work undone. "Would that it had died with me!" he is supposed to have said. What is the secret of the baron's last regret? To answer this question, Haussmann tells the story of Madeleine, a foundling who grew up in the magical, chaotic world that Haussmann destroyed; of de Fonce, one of the great artistes démolisseurs who tore Paris down and sold its rubble as antiques; and of a three-sided affair that pits love against ambition, architecture against flesh, and the living Parisians against Haussmann's unbuilt masterpiece, the Railroad of the Dead. Although steeped in history, Paul LaFarge's Haussmann, or the Distinction is a novel not bound by fact; it is an account of the hidden, sometimes fantastical life of the nineteenth century, a work that will make readers think of Borges as well as Balzac; it is a view of cities, of love, and of history itself from the other side of the mirror.

Speak with Distinction

Speak with Distinction

The Classic Skinner Method to Speech on the Stage

  • Author: Edith Skinner
  • Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
  • ISBN: 1476842248
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 416
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(Applause Books). Widely recognized as the most complete and rigorous text of its kind since it was first published in 1942, Speak With Distinction is an invaluable resource. It presents a comprehensive study of the sounds of Spoken English in their most important phonetic environments. This most recent revision also adds much material for comparisons of speech sounds; suggestions for accurate, efficient and conversational ways of combining the sounds into connected utterance; indications that foster a working knowledge of two dialects of speech (General American and what Mrs. Skinner called Good Speech for classic and elevated texts); and beginning material to show application of the principles of Good Speech to well-written texts. Some important additions to the book are the extensive Glossary and Index, abundant guides to pronunciations, new sections featuring such details as the complete "Ask-List" of words, a program for the elimination of glottal attacks of vowel and dipthong sounds, greatly expanded practice material of phrases and sentences, and an updated Chart showing several levels of phonetic transcription and spelling equivalents in current usage. Speak With Distinction can be used in several ways: as a primary educational textbook for both the beginning and advanced actor; as a supplementary textbook for teachers and students who have their own methods and agenda for study; and as a reference book for teachers, speech coaches and directors.

Pass With Distinction Physics by Topic

Pass With Distinction Physics by Topic

  • Author: Tan Kim Seng
  • Publisher: Shing Lee Publishers Pte Ltd
  • ISBN: 9812374582
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 184
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Pass with Distinction Physics (By Topic) is specially written for students who wish to score an excellent grade in their GCE O Level Physics examination. Based on the LATEST syllabus (5058), it contains many challenging questions that provide excellent revision material. These questions also help to reinforce students’ understanding of concepts and their ability to apply them. The multiple choice questions (MCQs) and structured questions (SQs) have been carefully categorised into 22 topics. Answers are provided for all questions, with detailed solutions for the SQs. Full solutions, explanations and comments are also included for the more challenging MCQs. The new trend and challenging questions are marked with ✪. It is hoped that every student will greatly benefit from the use of this book. We believe it will give students an edge and added confidence in their forthcoming examination.

Observations concerning the distinction of ranks in society

Observations concerning the distinction of ranks in society

  • Author: John Millar
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Master and servant
  • Page: 240
  • View: 2006
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Sonnet Sequences and Social Distinction in Renaissance England

Sonnet Sequences and Social Distinction in Renaissance England

  • Author: Christopher Warley
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521842549
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 240
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A study of the popularity of sonnet sequences in Renaissance England.

Distinction and Denial

Distinction and Denial

Race, Nation, and the Critical Construction of the African American Artist, 1920-40

  • Author: Mary Ann Calo
  • Publisher: University of Michigan Press
  • ISBN: 9780472032303
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 264
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Distinction and Denial challenges conventional theories of race and art by examining the role early twentieth-century art critics played in marginalizing African American artists. Mary Ann Calo dispels the myth of a unified African American artistic tradition through an engaging study of the germinal writing of Alain Locke and other significant critics of the era, who argued that African American artists were both a diverse group and a constituent element of America’s cultural center. By documenting the effects of the “Negro aesthetic” on African American artists working in the interwar years, Distinction and Denial shows that black artistic production existed between the claims of a distinctly African American tradition and full inclusion into American modernist culture—never fully inside or outside the mainstream. “A major contribution to the scholarship of African American artists in the inter-war period. With scrupulous research and probing analyses, Calo’s study enables scholars, students, and those interested in the Harlem Renaissance to grasp the intellectual debates, institutional support, and art world promotion that advanced an emerging cohort of African American artists.” —Patricia Hills, Boston University “A careful, thorough, historically grounded study that builds a new and significant argument challenging conventional histories of African American art. Sure to become indispensable to any scholarly discussion of American art or African American cultural studies.” —Helen Langa, American University Mary Ann Calo is Professor of Art History and Director of the Institute for the Creative and Performing Arts at Colgate University. She is author of Bernard Berenson and the Twentieth Century and editor of Critical Issues in American Art: A Book of Readings.

The Distinction Between Words Esteemed Synonymous in the English Language

The Distinction Between Words Esteemed Synonymous in the English Language

Pointed Out and the Proper Choice of Them Determined

  • Author: John Trusler
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: English language
  • Page: 196
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A Butcher of Distinction

A Butcher of Distinction

  • Author: Rob Hayes
  • Publisher: Oberon Books
  • ISBN: 1849432708
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 64
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I provided him with things money can’t buy. And now he’s left me the most priceless gift of all. His most precious possessions. Two orphaned twins are forced out of the rural wilderness they know and into a bleak, brutal London that they don’t. Seeking refuge in a dank pub basement, they begin to plan their escape, only to find themselves locked in a nightmarish battle with a grieving stranger over their dead father’s sordid legacy. Shot through with pitch-black humour, A Butcher of Distinction offers a journey into the unique imagination of award-winning young playwright Rob Hayes. ‘Fiercely funny’ – Time Out ‘Hayes evokes Renaissance writers like Middleton and Ford in the more gruesome touches... it is brilliant’ – The Public Reviews ‘A disturbing, yet brilliant example of new writing in London’ – Fringe Review ‘There are so many compelling themes in this strange, disturbing new play... This is edgy, bracing work which demands attention.’ – Extra! Extra! ‘A beautifully complex, layered and twisted comedy’ – The Good Review

Truth in Virtue of Meaning

Truth in Virtue of Meaning

A Defence of the Analytic/Synthetic Distinction

  • Author: Gillian Russell
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191528331
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 250
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The analytic/synthetic distinction looks simple. It is a distinction between two different kinds of sentence. Synthetic sentences are true in part because of the way the world is, and in part because of what they mean. Analytic sentences - like all bachelors are unmarried and triangles have three sides - are different. They are true in virtue of meaning, so no matter what the world is like, as long as the sentence means what it does, it will be true. This distinction seems powerful because analytic sentences seem to be knowable in a special way. One can know that all bachelors are unmarried, for example, just by thinking about what it means. But many twentieth-century philosophers, with Quine in the lead, argued that there were no analytic sentences, that the idea of analyticity didn't even make sense, and that the analytic/synthetic distinction was therefore an illusion. Others couldn't see how there could fail to be a distinction, however ingenious the arguments of Quine and his supporters. But since the heyday of the debate, things have changed in the philosophy of language. Tools have been refined, confusions cleared up, and most significantly, many philosophers now accept a view of language - semantic externalism - on which it is possible to see how the distinction could fail. One might be tempted to think that ultimately the distinction has fallen for reasons other than those proposed in the original debate. In Truth in Virtue of Meaning, Gillian Russell argues that it hasn't. Using the tools of contemporary philosophy of language, she outlines a view of analytic sentences which is compatible with semantic externalism and defends that view against the old Quinean arguments. She then goes on to draw out the surprising epistemological consequences of her approach.

Career Distinction

Career Distinction

Stand Out by Building Your Brand

  • Author: William Arruda,Kirsten Dixson
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9781118045060
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 224
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Praise for Career Distinction "Hands down, this book is the bible on branding for your career!" -- Susan Britton Whitcomb, author of Job Search Magic "As a professional resume writer and career coach, I have extolled the concept of personal branding for my clients for years. Now, for the first time ever, I have an outstanding resource to recommend--Career Distinction by William Arruda and Kirsten Dixson. This book details the concept of personal branding in a magnificent and easy-to-digest presentation that is a must-buy for every serious job seeker." -- Wendy S. Enelow, CCM, MRW, JCTC, CPRW Executive Director of the Career Masters Institute "Arruda and Dixson are widely respected in the global career coaching community as gurus who not only teach but live the personal branding model, and their expertise and passion show through on every page of this practical, indispensable book. I highly recommend it to all who want to distinguish themselves from the competition." -- L. Michelle Tullier, PhD, Vice President of Right Management and author of The Unofficial Guide to Landing a Job

Your MBA with Distinction

Your MBA with Distinction

Developing a Systematic Approach to Succeeding in Your Business Degree

  • Author: Caroline Gatrell,Sharon Turnbull
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • ISBN: 9780273656678
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 254
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This book de-mystifies the process of getting an MBA, and helps students to optimise their performance. Take control of your learning and get the results you want.