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Jenes andere Leben

Jenes andere Leben

Roman

  • Author: Nuruddin Farah
  • Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
  • ISBN: 3518744429
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 380
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Als Bella vom gewaltsamen Tod ihres Bruders Aar bei einem terroristischen Anschlag in Mogadischu erfährt, bricht die erfolgsverwöhnte Modefotografin umgehend auf, um sich der halbwüchsigen Kinder des Bruders anzunehmen. In Nairobi, wo Aar mit den Kindern lebte, übernimmt sie tatkräftig die Verantwortung, denn Valerie, die Mutter der Kinder, hat die Familie bereits vor Jahren verlassen, um mit einer anderen Frau ein neues Leben zu beginnen. Jetzt aber erhebt sie ihre eigenen Ansprüche, und zwischen den Frauen entspinnt sich ein gnadenloser Machtkampf ... In seinem neuen großen Roman erzählt der Nobelpreiskandidat Nuruddin Farah das bewegende Schicksal einer Familie in Zeiten des politischen und gesellschaftlichen Umbruchs.

Hidden in Plain Sight

Hidden in Plain Sight

An Archaeology of Magic and the Cinema

  • Author: Colin Williamson
  • Publisher: Rutgers University Press
  • ISBN: 081357255X
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 248
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What does it mean to describe cinematic effects as “movie magic,” to compare filmmakers to magicians, or to say that the cinema is all a “trick”? The heyday of stage illusionism was over a century ago, so why do such performances still serve as a key reference point for understanding filmmaking, especially now that so much of the cinema rests on the use of computers? To answer these questions, Colin Williamson situates film within a long tradition of magical practices that combine art and science, involve deception and discovery, and evoke two forms of wonder—both awe at the illusion displayed and curiosity about how it was performed. He thus considers how, even as they mystify audiences, cinematic illusions also inspire them to learn more about the technologies and techniques behind moving images. Tracing the overlaps between the worlds of magic and filmmaking, Hidden in Plain Sight examines how professional illusionists and their tricks have been represented onscreen, while also considering stage magicians who have stepped behind the camera, from Georges Méliès to Ricky Jay. Williamson offers an insightful, wide-ranging investigation of how the cinema has functioned as a “device of wonder” for more than a century, while also exploring how several key filmmakers, from Orson Welles to Christopher Nolan and Martin Scorsese, employ the rhetoric of magic. Examining pre-cinematic visual culture, animation, nonfiction film, and the digital trickery of today’s CGI spectacles, Hidden in Plain Sight provides an eye-opening look at the powerful ways that magic has shaped our modes of perception and our experiences of the cinema.

Hidden in Plain Sight

Hidden in Plain Sight

The Tragedy of Children's Rights from Ben Franklin to Lionel Tate

  • Author: Barbara Bennett Woodhouse
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 1400829658
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 384
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Hidden in Plain Sight tells the tragic untold story of children's rights in America. It asks why the United States today, alone among nations, rejects the most universally embraced human-rights document in history, the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. This book is a call to arms for America to again be a leader in human rights, and to join the rest of the civilized world in recognizing that the thirst for justice is not for adults alone. Barbara Bennett Woodhouse explores the meaning of children's rights throughout American history, interweaving the childhood stories of iconic figures such as Benjamin Franklin with those of children less known but no less courageous, like the heroic youngsters who marched for civil rights. How did America become a place where twelve-year-old Lionel Tate could be sentenced to life in prison without parole for the 1999 death of a young playmate? In answering questions like this, Woodhouse challenges those who misguidedly believe that America's children already have more rights than they need, or that children's rights pose a threat to parental autonomy or family values. She reveals why fundamental human rights and principles of dignity, equality, privacy, protection, and voice are essential to a child's journey into adulthood, and why understanding rights for children leads to a better understanding of human rights for all. Compassionate, wise, and deeply moving, Hidden in Plain Sight will force an examination of our national resistance--and moral responsibility--to recognize children's rights. Some images inside the book are unavailable due to digital copyright restrictions.

Hidden in Plain Sight

Hidden in Plain Sight

A Deep Traveler Explores Connecticut

  • Author: David K. Leff
  • Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
  • ISBN: 0819572829
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 264
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In the course of the mundane routines of life, we encounter a variety of landscapes and objects, either ignoring them or looking without interest at what appears to be just a tree, stone, anonymous building, or dirt road. But the “deep traveler,” according to Hartford Courant essayist David K. Leff, doesn’t make this mistake. Instead, the commonplace elements become the most important. By learning to see the magic in the mundane, we not only enrich daily life with a sense of place, we are more likely to protect and make those places better. Over his many years working at the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection and writing about the state’s landscape, Leff gained unparalleled intimacy while traveling its byways and back roads. In Hidden in Plain Sight, Leff’s essays and photographs take us on a point-by-point journey, revealing the rich stories behind many of Connecticut’s overlooked landmarks, from the Merritt Parkway and Cornwall’s Cathedral Pines to roadside rock art and centuries-old milestones.

Hidden in Plain Sight

Hidden in Plain Sight

  • Author: Chris Auer
  • Publisher: Zonderkidz
  • ISBN: 0310872596
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 128
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Eerie stories surround the old Victorian mansion-turned-museum known as Eckert House. But what was once thought to be fiction may prove to be fact after twelve-year-old Dan Pruitt makes a gruesome discovery. Dan and his friends set out to uncover the truth, but will their search lead them down a path of danger instead?

Hidden in Plain Sight

Hidden in Plain Sight

The Secret of More

  • Author: Mark Buchanan
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson
  • ISBN: 1418554634
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 244
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Even for the religious, life is full of questions: What is faith? Can my life be more satisfying? How can I deepen my walk with Christ? What does it mean to be happy? These bubble and boil underneath the surface of our everyday life. And though we ignore them, we know they point us to realms of wisdom or even mystery-to something more. Author Mark Buchanan asked these same questions. "I want more, God," he prayed-and the answer was more than he was looking for. It was right there, hidden in plain sight among the syllables and syntax of a few words of advice from the apostle Peter. With time and experience, Buchanan learned to tease it out, this secret of more, and he wrote a book about it: Hidden in Plain Sight. The answer, he discovered, is an investigation of the cross. The answer is an excavation of the virtues. The answer urges us passionately to "make every effort." And, Buchanan tells us, the answer is worth it.

Hidden in Plain Sight

Hidden in Plain Sight

Contributions of Aboriginal Peoples to Canadian Identity and Culture

  • Author: Cora J. Voyageur,David Newhouse,Dan Beavon
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press
  • ISBN: 1442663375
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 504
  • View: 6686
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The acclaimed and accessible Hidden in Plain Sight series showcases the extraordinary contributions made by Aboriginal peoples to Canadian identity and culture. This collection features new accounts of Aboriginal peoples working hard to improve their lives and those of other Canadians, and serves as a powerful contrast to narratives that emphasize themes of victimhood, displacement, and cultural disruption. In this second volume of the series, leading scholars and other experts pay tribute to the enduring influence of Aboriginal peoples on Canadian economic and community development, environmental initiatives, education, politics, and arts and culture. Interspersed are profiles of many significant Aboriginal figures, including singer-songwriter and educator Buffy Sainte-Marie, politician Elijah Harper, entrepreneur Dave Tuccaro, and musician Robbie Robertson. Hidden in Plain Sight continues to enrich and broaden our understandings of Aboriginal and Canadian history, while providing inspiration for a new generation of leaders and luminaries.

Hidden in Plain Sight

Hidden in Plain Sight

Catechism Versus the Bible

  • Author: Wayne B. Bowman
  • Publisher: Tate Publishing
  • ISBN: 1607997797
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 177
  • View: 5890
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The truth about Catholicism is Hidden in Plain Sight. New author Wayne B. Bowman exposes the catechism for what it really is in this eye-opening book. Bowman, a former Catholic, sought out truths and discovered the contents of the catechism and the traditions of the Catholic Church are not biblical. As he presents strong arguments against well-known rituals, such as praying to Mary and infant baptism, readers will find themselves questioning all they know. With historical information and intense scriptural study, Bowman guides readers on a journey to enlightenment, giving them the chance to change their lives for God.

Hidden in Plain Sight

Hidden in Plain Sight

  • Author: Mark Davidson
  • Publisher: Xulon Press
  • ISBN: 1619964961
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 264
  • View: 5920
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Throughout the body of Christ, many students and teachers of the end times are awakening to the solidly Scriptural basis for the Islamic Antichrist theory. Hidden In Plain Sight, which develops this interpretation of the end times, will no doubt greatly add to the growing understanding of the Church as the Day of the LORD draws near. Mark Davidson, who I have come to know and exchange ideas with over the years, is a humble and careful student of both the Scriptures and history whose work must now be considered by everyone who seeks to understand the days ahead. -Joel Richardson, husband, father, New York Times Bestselling author of Islamic Antichrist, co-author of God's War on Terror, internationally recognized speaker and activist.

Hidden in Plain Sight

Hidden in Plain Sight

Growing Up in the Shadow of Saddam

  • Author: Zainab Salbi,Laurie Becklund
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Abused wives
  • Page: 275
  • View: 3854
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When the attentions of 'uncle' Saddam took a sinister turn, Zainab's mother pushed her into an arranged marriage in America which resulted in abuse and rape. Forced to flee from her domestic tyrant Zainab describes how she defied her abuser, uncovered hidden truths about her mother and became inspired to fight to support women who suffer at the hands of despots everywhere.

Hidden in Plain Sight

Hidden in Plain Sight

Contributions of Aboriginal Peoples to Canadian Identity and Culture

  • Author: Daniel J. K. Beavon,Cora Jane Voyageur,David Newhouse
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press
  • ISBN: 0802085814
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 458
  • View: 3016
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The history of Aboriginal people in Canada taught in schools and depicted in the media tends to focus on Aboriginal displacement from native lands and the consequent social and cultural disruptions they have endured. Collectively, they are portrayed as passive victims of European colonization and government policy, and, even when well intentioned, these depictions are demeaning and do little to truly represent the role Aboriginal peoples have played in Canadian life. Hidden in Plain Sight adds another dimension to the story, showing the extraordinary contributions Aboriginal peoples have made – and continue to make – to the Canadian experience. From treaties to contemporary arts and literatures, Aboriginal peoples have helped to define Canada and have worked to secure a place of their own making in Canadian culture. For this volume, editors David R. Newhouse, Cora J. Voyageur, and Daniel J.K. Beavon have brought together leading scholars and other impassioned voices, and together, they give full treatment to the Aboriginal contribution to Canada's intellectual, political, economic, social, historic, and cultural landscapes. Included are profiles of several leading figures such as actor Chief Dan George, artist Norval Morrisseau, author Tomson Highway, activist Anna Mae Pictou Aquash, and politician Phil Fontaine, among others. Canada simply would not be what it is today without these contributions. The first of two volumes, Hidden in Plain Sight is key to understanding and appreciating Canadian society and will be essential reading for generations to come.

Hidden in Plain Sight

Hidden in Plain Sight

The Social Structure of Irrelevance

  • Author: Eviatar Zerubavel
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 0199366616
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 199
  • View: 6773
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While examining its neuro-cognitive hardware, psychology usually ignores the socio-cognitive software underlying human attention. Yet although it is nature that equips us with our sense organs, it is nevertheless society that shapes the way we actually use them. The book explores the social underpinnings of attention, the way in which we focus our attention (and thereby notice and ignore things) not just as individuals and as humans but also as social beings, members of particular communities with specific traditions and conventions of attending to certain parts of reality while ignoring others.

Hidden in Plain Sight

Hidden in Plain Sight

How to Create Extraordinary Products for Tomorrow's Customers

  • Author: Jan Chipchase,Simon Steinhardt
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 0062125710
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 256
  • View: 8599
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Hidden in Plain Sight by global innovation consultant Jan Chipchase with Simon Steinhardt is a fascinating look at how consumers think and behave. Chipchase, named by Fortune as “one of the 50 smartest people in tech,” has traveled the world, studying people of all nations and their habits, paying attention to the ordinary things that we do every day an how they effect our buying decisions. Future-focused and provocative, Hidden in Plain Sight: How to Create Extraordinary Products for Tomorrow's Customers illuminates exactly what drives consumers to make the choices they do, and demonstrates how all types of businesses can learn to see—and capitalize upon—what is hidden in plain sight today to create businesses tomorrow.

Hidden in Plain Sight

Hidden in Plain Sight

How to Find and Execute Your Company's Next Big Growth Strategy

  • Author: Erich Joachimsthaler
  • Publisher: Harvard Business Press
  • ISBN: 1422163318
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 253
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Companies must innovate to grow, but they often forget to look beyond their own brands. Take Sony, for example. Its success with consumer innovations like the Walkman blinded it to obvious changes in how, when, and where people wanted their music. Apple capitalized on those changes in demand with the iPod, providing a new way of listening to music and of managing one’s entire music library. This book explains how you can spot these opportunities that are hidden in plain sight. It introduces the demand-first innovation and growth model that will show you how to become an unbiased observer of people’s consumption and usage behaviors. Refining this skill helps companies generate organic growth through new products, services, solutions, and experiences that truly enhance peoples’ lives. Revealing the innovative processes of such organizations as BMW, Proctor and Gamble, GE Healthcare, and Frito-Lay, Hidden in Plain Sight offers you a new approach to identifying and executing your company’s growth strategy.

Hidden in Plain Sight

Hidden in Plain Sight

Finding Wisdom and Meaning in the Parts of the Bible Most People Skip

  • Author: Dr. Boyd Seevers
  • Publisher: Baker Books
  • ISBN: 1441270132
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 192
  • View: 1931
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Discover Nuggest of Truth Hidden in the Lesser-Known Parts of the Bible Christians who attempt to read the entire Bible often get stuck when they come to the genealogies, lists of numbers, and confusing prophecies. They wonder, Do I have to read the whole thing? Trusted Bible scholar Boyd Seevers shows how to appreciate and even enjoy those difficult passages. He gives examples of the hidden treasures in some of the lesser-known sections of the Bible and then shows readers how to unlock difficult passages on their own. This book will reveal why God included these parts, breathe new life into Bible reading, and help readers connect to God in new ways.

Racetalk

Racetalk

Racism Hiding in Plain Sight

  • Author: Kristen A. Myers
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 9780742535343
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 299
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Drawing on over 600 incidents of racetalk among whites, blacks, Latinos, and Asians, this book examines private racism. Using a dialectical analysis, this book examines the ways that everyday people help to reproduce racism through their common interactions. Visit out website for sample chapters!

Hidden in Plain Sight

Hidden in Plain Sight

Esther and a Marginalised Hermeneutic

  • Author: Robert P. Debelak
  • Publisher: The Lutterworth Press
  • ISBN: 071884291X
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 156
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Hidden in Plain Sight' explores the potential contours of reading biblical narrative. The Old Testament book of Esther is used to advance a prospective shape for this reading method, and proposes a profile for curriculum design. This work demonstrates that the text of Scripture itself proposes a reading method. Esther is an underestimated heroine in her story world. Her character is informed by the silent actions of Vashti and by the intentionality of Mordecai. She is confronted with a writing that challenges her with few options, each of which is deconstructed and focused in community dialogue. At a pivotal stage in the narrative, she acts in solidarity with those under a death threat, emerging as an agent of life. Esther's actions and speeches are traced as one entry into a story world, proposing a means for students of Scripture to gain appreciable reading skills via sensitivity to the general components of "Old Testament" narrative. This reading informs a study method enabling direct engagement with a text and appreciation for the art of literary crafting. The approach is suitable for Christian education and biblical study settings at the academic level, and for use in local church ministries.

Hidden in Plain Sight

Hidden in Plain Sight

Esoteric Power Training within Japanese Martial Traditions

  • Author: Ellis Amdur
  • Publisher: Freelance Academy Press
  • ISBN: 1937439372
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 441
  • View: 7578
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Ellis Amdur's writing on martial arts has been groundbreaking. In Dueling with O-sensei, he challenged practitioners that the moral dimension of martial arts is expressed in acts of integrity, not spiritual platitudes and the deification of fantasized warrior-sages. In Old School, he applied both academic rigor and keen observation towards some of the classical martial arts of Japan, leavening his writing with vivid descriptions of many of the actual practitioners of these wonderful traditions. His first edition of Hidden in Plain Sight was a discussion of esoteric training methods once common, but now all but lost within Japanese martial arts. These methodologies encompassed mental imagery, breath-work, and a variety of physical techniques, offering the potential to develop skills and power sometimes viewed as nearly superhuman. Usually believed to be the provenance of Chinese martial arts, Amdur asserted that elements of such training still remain within a few martial traditions: literally, 'hidden in plain sight.' Two-thirds larger, this second edition is so much more. Amdur digs deep into the past, showing the complexity of human strength, its adaptation to varying lifestyles, and the nature of physical culture pursued for martial ends. Amdur goes into detail concerning varieties of esoteric power training within martial arts, culminating in a specific methodology known as 'six connections' or 'internal strength.' With this discussion as a baseline, he then discusses the transfer of esoteric power training from China to various Japanese jūjutsu systems as well as Japanese swordsman-ship emanating from the Kurama traditions. Finally, he delves into the innovative martial tradition of Dait�-ryū and its most important offshoot, aikid�, showing how the mercurial, complicated figures of Takeda Sokaku and Morihei Ueshiba were less the embodiment of something new, than a re-imagining of their past

The American Three-Party System

The American Three-Party System

Hidden in Plain Sight

  • Author: W. D. Wright
  • Publisher: Author House
  • ISBN: 1477232346
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 366
  • View: 1025
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W. D. Wright has identified and provided a provocative discussion of the existence of the Corporate Political Party and a national three-party system, comprised of the CPP and the Republican and Democratic parties. Both the CPP and the three-party system have existed unknown to the American people since the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, hidden in plain sight. The Corporate Political Party promotes the politics of deception, secrecy, and corruption--in short, anti-democratic politics. The CPP has two major objectives. The first is to establish a national one-party system by gaining control over the Republican and Democratic parties, turning them into shell institutions and functioning through them; this would be done, as it is presently occurring, by helping to get Democrats and Republicans elected to office who would be that in name only, while actually being Corporate Political Party candidates and elected officials wearing two labels. The second major objective is to control the national, state, and local governments and their treasuries through the two shell parties, in order to be able to shift large amounts of taxpayers' money on a continuous basis to its constituencies--rich and powerful individuals and financial, industrial, and commercial corporations--thereby seeking to create a large discrepancy of wealth on a continuous basis between its constituencies and the American population. There is an urgent need for the American people to learn about the Corporate Political Party and take action against it for the sake of their own future, wealth, prosperity, and freedom in this country.

Hidden in Plain Sight

Hidden in Plain Sight

Book Review

  • Author: PCC
  • Publisher: PCC
  • ISBN: 8829535885
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: N.A
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Hidden in Plain Sight by global innovation consultant Jan Chipchase with Simon Steinhardt is a fascinating look at how consumers think and behave. Chipchase, named by Fortune as “one of the 50 smartest people in tech,” has traveled the world, studying people of all nations and their habits, paying attention to the ordinary things that we do every day an how they effect our buying decisions. Future-focused and provocative, Hidden in Plain Sight: How to Create Extraordinary Products for Tomorrow's Customers illuminates exactly what drives consumers to make the choices they do, and demonstrates how all types of businesses can learn to see—and capitalize upon—what is hidden in plain sight today to create businesses tomorrow.