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Fashioning Lives

Fashioning Lives

Black Queers and the Politics of Literacy

  • Author: Eric Darnell Pritchard
  • Publisher: SIU Press
  • ISBN: 0809335549
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 306
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A. Research Participant Reference Chart -- B. Interview Script -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- About the Author

Career Women in Contemporary Japan

Career Women in Contemporary Japan

Pursuing Identities, Fashioning Lives

  • Author: Anne Stefanie Aronsson
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317686985
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 256
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Since Japan’s economic recession began in the 1990s, the female workforce has experienced revolutionary changes as greater numbers of women have sought to establish careers. Employment trends indicate that increasingly white-collar professional women are succeeding in breaking through the "glass ceiling", as digital technologies blur and redefine work in spatial, gendered, and ideological terms. This book examines what motivates Japanese women to pursue professional careers in the contemporary neoliberal economy, and how they reconfigure notions of selfhood while doing so. It analyses how professional women contest conventional notions of femininity in contemporary Japan and in turn, negotiate new gender roles and cultural assumptions about women, whilst reorganizing the Japanese workplace and wider socio-economic relationships. Further, the book explores how professional women create new social identities through the mutual conditioning of structure and self, and asks how women come to understand their experiences; how their actions change the gendering of the workforce; and how their lives shape the economic, political, social, and cultural landscapes of this post-industrial nation. Based on extensive fieldwork, Career Women in Contemporary Japan will have broad appeal across a range of disciplines including Japanese culture and society, gender and family studies, women’s studies, anthropology, ethnology and sociology.

Birkat Kohanim

Birkat Kohanim

  • Author: David Birnbaum,Martin S. Cohen
  • Publisher: New Paradigm Matrix
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Jewish ethics
  • Page: 512
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Given the prominence of prayer in traditional Jewish life, it is surprising to note how few prayers the Torah actually ordains be recited by the pious as part of their ongoing effort to foster a relationship with the Divine. Indeed, some of the most famous of all Jewish prayers that do have their origin in Scripture are not presented as liturgical texts in that context at all. (The Shema, for example, the confession of faith par excellence which rabbinic tradition ordains be recited twice daily, appears in the Bible as part of a larger literary unit with no indication that it is intended to be featured prominently in the prayer lives of the faithful.) Other prayer texts are presented in situ as features of an ongoing narrative—for example, the prayer of Damesek Eliezer that he find a wife for his master’s son (Genesis 24:12–14) or Moses’ prayer that Miriam be healed of her skin disease (Numbers 12:13)—have not come to be a part of the fixed Jewish liturgical tradition. And still others, like the prayer ordained for recitation by farmers presenting their first fruits at the sanctuary (Deuteronomy 26:3–10), are presented as liturgical texts to be recited on a specific occasion, but with no hint that they may licitly be recited in circumstances other than the ones specifically ordained by Scripture.

My Time With God

My Time With God

  • Author: Alson B. H. Percival
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
  • ISBN: 1481713698
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 376
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The Reverend Canon Alson B H Percival is a man deeply engulfed in devotional life. When he prays the atmosphere is transformed with the Divine presence and those present become drawn into the apostles’ (Peter, James and John) transfiguration experience. I believe such occasions are due to the fact that he is in spiritual communion with his God on a daily basis. Canon Percival prides himself with the fact that he leads his family, his staff and some parishioners in daily devotions. For the past twenty eight (28) years of his ministry he has conducted all-night Prayer Meetings, Prayer and Fast Sessions, and Prayer and Bible Studies with much spiritual success. This book "My Time with God" find its development from the spiritual reservoir Canon Percival continues to draw his resource. Each reader will find that this book is written with her or him in mind. Gloria Lanns, A Prayer Partner In this book Canon Percival has combined God’s wonderful truth from scriptures with devotional readings pertinent to every day life. Because of his deep spiritual background he gives us a daily reading for a fresh and unique perspective. Each reader will experience the abundant grace of God as he/she meditates on each daily reading. Rev Fr Alric Francis Sr., Priest-in-Charge, St Thomas & St James, Nevis The book “My Time with God” in its daily devotion has a prayer to help you take hold of the remarkable insights and principles that the Holy Spirit has imparted to the good Canon. It is my wish that God will bless you, fill your heart with grace and peace in abundance, and draw you closer to the God who gave his all to meet your every day thirst. Rev Fr Isaiah Phillip

Bodies in Society

Bodies in Society

Essays on Christianity in Contemporary Culture

  • Author: Margaret R. Miles
  • Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • ISBN: 1630874531
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 242
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Education is about learning to think. Much of what we call thinking, however, is a hodge-podge of repetitious self-talk, opinion, and cutting and pasting of second-hand ideas. Moreover, thinking in the present has often been alien to scholars who were tempted to think abstractly. But life and thought belong together and require each other, as Plotinus pointed out many centuries ago: [T]he object of contemplation is living and life, and the two together are one (Ennead 3.8.8). Presently, many women and men in the academic world are thinking concretely within the context of their own lives and with acknowledged accountability to broader communities with whom they think and to whom they are answerable. The essays in this volume consider Christianity as an aspect of North American culture, bringing the critical tools of the academy to thinking about some of the perplexing and pressing problems of contemporary public life. Three interactive and interdependent themes traverse these essays: gender, the effects of media culture, and institutions. Each of these themes has been central to Margaret Miles's work for thirty years. Each understands corporeality as fundamental both to subjectivity and society. Miles finds that Christianity, critically appropriated, provides ideas and methods for thinking concretely about life in North American society.

Stillness in Motion in the Seventeenth Century Theatre

Stillness in Motion in the Seventeenth Century Theatre

  • Author: P.A. Skantze
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134447264
  • Category: History
  • Page: 224
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Stillness in Motion in the Seventeenth Century Theatre provides a comprehensive examination of this aesthetic theory. The author investigates this aesthetic history as a form of artistic creation, philosophical investigation, a way of representing and manipulating ideas about gender and a way of acknowledging, reinforcing and making a critique of social values for the still and moving, the permanent and elapsing. The book's analysis covers the entire seventeenth-century with chapters on the work of Ben Jonson, John Milton, the pamphletheatre, Aphra Behn, John Vanbrugh and Jeremy Collier and will be of interest to scholars in the areas of literary and performance studies.

Zeitschrift für Evangelische Ethik

Zeitschrift für Evangelische Ethik

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: Christian ethics
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Der deutsche Krieg

Der deutsche Krieg

1939 - 1945

  • Author: Nicholas Stargardt
  • Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
  • ISBN: 3104035032
  • Category: History
  • Page: 848
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Einzigartig und fesselnd erzählt der renommierte Oxford-Historiker Nicholas Stargardt in ›Der Deutsche Krieg‹ aus der Nahsicht, wie die Deutschen – Soldaten, Lehrer, Krankenschwestern, Nationalsozialisten, Christen und Juden – den Zweiten Weltkrieg durchlebten. Tag für Tag erleben wir mit, worauf sie hofften, was sie schockierte, worüber sie schwiegen und wie sich ihre Sicht auf den Krieg allmählich wandelte. Gestützt auf zahllose Tagebücher und Briefe, unter anderem von Heinrich Böll und Victor Klemperer, Wilm Hosenfeld und Konrad Jarausch, gelingt Nicholas Stargardt ein Blick in die Köpfe der Menschen, der deutlich macht, warum so viele Deutsche noch an die nationale Sache glaubten, als der Krieg längst verloren war und die Gewissheit wuchs, an einem Völkermord teilzuhaben. Ein verstörendes Kaleidoskop der Jahre 1939 bis 1945 im nationalsozialistischen Deutschland. »Ein Meisterwerk der Geschichtsschreibung, das die ›Vogelperspektive‹ nahtlos mit einer Mikrogeschichte dieser verhängnisvollen Periode des 20. Jahrhunderts verbindet.« Jan T. Gross »Erstmals wird die Chronologie der Stimmung, der Hoffnungen und Befürchtungen (...) der deutschen Bevölkerung während des Krieges wirklich sichtbar. Eine eindrucksvolle, fesselnde Darstellung.« Mark Roseman »Hervorragend geschrieben und in seiner Argumentation überzeugend, ist dieses Buch ein Muss.« Saul Friedländer

S.A.M. Advanced Management Journal

S.A.M. Advanced Management Journal

  • Author: Society for Advancement of Management
  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: Management
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Advanced Management Journal

Advanced Management Journal

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  • Category: Management
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Newness of life

Newness of life

a modern introduction to Catholic ethics

  • Author: James Gaffney
  • Publisher: Paulist Pr
  • ISBN: 9780809122028
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 350
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Fashioning Models

Fashioning Models

Image, Text and Industry

  • Author: Joanne Entwistle,Elizabeth Wissinger
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 0857853112
  • Category: Design
  • Page: 224
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The fashion model's hold on popular consciousness is undeniable. How did models emerge as such powerful icons in modern consumer culture? This volume brings together cutting-edge articles on fashion models, examining modelling through race, class and gender, as well as its structure as an aesthetic marketplace within the global fashion economy. Essays include treatments of the history of fashion modelling, exploring how concerns about racial purity and the idealization of light skinned black women shaped the practice of modelling in its early years. Other essays examine how models have come to define femininity through consumer culture. While modelling's global nature is addressed throughout, chapters deal specifically with model markets in Australia and Tokyo, where nationalist concerns colour what is considered a pretty face. It also considers how models glamorize consumption through everyday activities, and neoliberal labour forms via reality TV. With commentaries from industry professionals who experienced the cultural juggernaut of the supermodels, the final essay situates their impact within the rise of brand culture and the globalization of fashion markets since 1990. Accessible and highly engaging, Fashioning Models is essential reading for students and scholars of fashion and related disciplines.

Mother Seton's Sisters of Charity in Western Pennsylvania

Mother Seton's Sisters of Charity in Western Pennsylvania

  • Author: Mary Electa Boyle
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 251
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The Hitler movement

The Hitler movement

a modern millenarian revolution

  • Author: James M. Rhodes
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 253
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Stanford

Stanford

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Fashion Theory

Fashion Theory

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  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: Clothing and dress
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Renaissance Self-Fashioning

Renaissance Self-Fashioning

From More to Shakespeare

  • Author: Stephen Greenblatt
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 022602704X
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 332
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Renaissance Self-Fashioning is a study of sixteenth-century life and literature that spawned a new era of scholarly inquiry. Stephen Greenblatt examines the structure of selfhood as evidenced in major literary figures of the English Renaissance—More, Tyndale, Wyatt, Spenser, Marlowe, and Shakespeare—and finds that in the early modern period new questions surrounding the nature of identity heavily influenced the literature of the era. Now a classic text in literary studies, Renaissance Self-Fashioning continues to be of interest to students of the Renaissance, English literature, and the new historicist tradition, and this new edition includes a preface by the author on the book's creation and influence. "No one who has read [Greenblatt's] accounts of More, Tyndale, Wyatt, and others can fail to be moved, as well as enlightened, by an interpretive mode which is as humane and sympathetic as it is analytical. These portraits are poignantly, subtly, and minutely rendered in a beautifully lucid prose alive in every sentence to the ambivalences and complexities of its subjects."—Harry Berger Jr., University of California, Santa Cruz

Anthropos

Anthropos

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  • Category: Ethnology
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Fashioning Adultery

Fashioning Adultery

Gender, Sex and Civility in England, 1660–1740

  • Author: David M. Turner
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9781139435550
  • Category: History
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This 2002 book provides a major survey of representations of adultery in later seventeenth- and early eighteenth-century England. Bringing together a wide variety of literary and legal sources - including sermons, pamphlets, plays, diaries, periodicals, trial reports and the records of marital litigation - it documents a growing diversity in perceptions of marital infidelity in this period, against the backdrop of an explosion in print culture and a decline in the judicial regulation of sexual immorality. In general terms the book charts and explains a gradual transformation of ideas about extra-marital sex, whereby the powerfully established religious argument that adultery was universally a sin became increasingly open to challenge. The book charts significant developments in the idiom in which sexually transgressive behaviour was discussed, showing how evolving ideas of civility and social refinement and new thinking about gender difference influenced assessments of immoral behaviour.