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New Worlds Reflected

New Worlds Reflected

Travel and Utopia in the Early Modern Period

  • Author: Dr Chloë Houston
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN: 1409481220
  • Category: History
  • Page: 274
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Utopias have long interested scholars of the intellectual and literary history of the early modern period. From the time of Thomas More's Utopia (1516), fictional utopias were indebted to contemporary travel narratives, with which they shared interests in physical and metaphorical journeys, processes of exploration and discovery, encounters with new peoples, and exchange between cultures. Travel writers, too, turned to utopian discourses to describe the new worlds and societies they encountered. Both utopia and travel writing came to involve a process of reflection upon their authors' societies and cultures, as well as representations of new and different worlds. As awareness of early modern encounters with new worlds moves beyond the Atlantic World to consider exploration and travel, piracy and cultural exchange throughout the globe, an assessment of the mutual indebtedness of these genres, as well as an introduction to their development, is needed. New Worlds Reflected provides a significant contribution both to the history of utopian literature and travel, and to the wider cultural and intellectual history of the time, assembling original essays from scholars interested in representations of the globe and new and ideal worlds in the period from the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries, and in the imaginative reciprocal responsiveness of utopian and travel writing. Together these essays underline the mutual indebtedness of travel and utopia in the early modern period, and highlight the rich variety of ways in which writers made use of the prospect of new and ideal worlds. New Worlds Reflected showcases new work in the fields of early modern utopian and global studies and will appeal to all scholars interested in such questions.

New Worlds, Ancient Texts

New Worlds, Ancient Texts

The Power of Tradition and the Shock of Discovery

  • Author: Anthony Grafton,April Shelford,Nancy G. Siraisi
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 9780674618763
  • Category: History
  • Page: 282
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On encountering what he called "the Indies", the Jesuit Jose de Acosta wrote, "Having read what poets and philosophers write of the Torrid Zone, I persuaded myself that when I came to the Equator, I would not be able to endure the violent heat, but it turned out otherwise... What could I do then but laugh at Aristotle's Meteorology and his philosophy?" Acosta's experience echoes that of his fellow travelers to the New World, and it is this experience, with its profound effect on Western culture, that Anthony Grafton charts. Describing an era of exploration that went far beyond geographic bounds, this book shows how the evidence of the New World shook the foundations of the old, upsetting the authority of the ancient texts that had guided Europeans so far afield. The intellectual shift mapped out here, a movement from book learning to empirical knowledge, did not take place easily or quickly, and Grafton presents it in all its drama and complexity. What he recounts is in effect a war of ideas fought, sometimes unwittingly by mariners, scientists, publishers, scholars, and rulers over one hundred fifty years. He shows us explorers from Cortes and Columbus to Scaliger and Munster, laden with ideas gathered from ancient and medieval texts, in their encounters with the world at large. In colorful vignettes, firsthand accounts, published debates, and copious illustrations, we see these men and their contemporaries trying to make sense of their discoveries as they sometimes confirm, sometimes contest, and finally displace traditional images and notions of the world beyond Europe. The fundamental cultural revolution that Grafton documents still reverberates in our time. By taking us into thisbattle of books versus facts, a conflict that has shaped global views for centuries, Grafton allows us to re-experience and understand the Renaissance as it continues to this day.

New Worlds, New Lives

New Worlds, New Lives

Globalization and People of Japanese Descent in the Americas and from Latin America in Japan

  • Author: Lane Ryo Hirabayashi,Akemi Kikumura-Yano,James A. Hirabayashi
  • Publisher: Stanford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780804744621
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 358
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This book confronts the question of who and what is a Nikkei, that is, a person of Japanese descent, by presenting 18 case studies from throughout the Americas—including Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Paraguay, Peru, and the United States.

Women and Religion in Old and New Worlds

Women and Religion in Old and New Worlds

  • Author: Debra Meyers,Susan Dinan
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317721616
  • Category: History
  • Page: 240
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This innovative collection brings together essays on women's religious experiences in both Europe and the Americas during the colonial era.

New Worlds in Engineering

New Worlds in Engineering

  • Author: Chrysler Corporation
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Automobiles
  • Page: 89
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D.H. Lawrence

D.H. Lawrence

New Worlds

  • Author: Keith Cushman,Earl G. Ingersoll
  • Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
  • ISBN: 9780838639818
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 281
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This collection of new essays by internationally renowned scholars signals a turning point in D.H. Lawrence studies. The contributors join a consensus among scholars that the beginning of the twenty-first century offers an opportunity for a critical and scholarly reconsideration of one of the major writers of the modernist period. Such a reconsideration is especially pertinent for Lawrence, for in recent years political voices within the academy have called his achievement into question. The diversity of approaches in the thirteen essays of D.H. Lawrence: New Worlds demonstrates how Lawrence studies have profited from new methodologies of the last two decades. The volume includes essays on four of the major novels (Sons and Lovers, Women in Love, The Plumed Serpent, and Lady Chatterly's Lover), but also essays on 'Kangaroo' and 'Quetzalcoatl'. Other essays engage with Lawrence's poetry, plays, and travel writing.

New Worlds, New Geographies

New Worlds, New Geographies

  • Author: John Rennie Short
  • Publisher: Syracuse University Press
  • ISBN: 9780815628385
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 222
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Originally published in hardcover in 1998 by Syracuse University Press.

Disclosing New Worlds

Disclosing New Worlds

Entrepreneurship, Democratic Action, and the Cultivation of Solidarity

  • Author: Charles Spinosa,Fernando Flores,Hubert L. Dreyfus
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • ISBN: 9780262692243
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 232
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Arguesthat human beings are at their best not when they are engaged inabstractreflection, but when they are intensely involved in changingthe taken-for-granted, everydaypractices in some domain of theirculture—that is, when they are making history.

New Worlds

New Worlds

  • Author: John Hamilton
  • Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company
  • ISBN: 1617843571
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 32
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Introduces young readers to the world of science fiction.

Experiencing New Worlds

Experiencing New Worlds

  • Author: Jürg Wassmann,Katharina Stockhaus
  • Publisher: Berghahn Books
  • ISBN: 9781845453275
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 350
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The many different localities of the Pacific region have a long history of transformation, under both pre- and post-colonial conditions. More recently, rates of local transformation have increased tremendously under post-colonial regimes. The forces of globalization, which rapidly distribute commodities, images, and political and moral concepts across the region, have presented Pacific populations with an unprecedented need and opportunity to fashion new and expanded understandings of their cultural and individual identities. This volume, the first in a new series, examines the forces of globalization at different levels, as they manifest themselves and operate across cultural, cognitive and biographical dimensions of human life in the Pacific. While posing familiar questions, it offers new answers through the integration of cultural and psychological methods. The contributors draw on practice theory, cognitive science and the anthropology of space and place while exploring the key analytical rubrics of human agency, memory and landscape.

New Worlds, Terrifying Monsters, Impossible Things

New Worlds, Terrifying Monsters, Impossible Things

Exploring the Contents and Contexts of Doctor Who

  • Author: PopMatters PopMatters
  • Publisher: BookBaby
  • ISBN: 1483565203
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Page: 200
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Appropriately for protagonist—a time traveler—there is perhaps no series of any genre that spans as much actual time as Doctor Who. From its debut the day after the Kennedy assassination, through the rise and subsequent break-up of The Beatles, Thatcher’s long reign as prime minister, the Falklands War, the moon landing, and the Tiananmen Square uprising, the classic version of the series persisted. This book is divided into four sections. We start out by examining the archiving, transmission, and branding of the series. Part two of this volume delves into the concept of Doctor Who’s intersection with the educational function of public broadcasting. From an American viewpoint, it is often challenging to imagine a popular network or program that has virtually no commercial interruptions; it was only watching the BBC in England itself that helped me understand why certain series I’d watched in the past seemed so poorly edited. Our closest equivalent to the public broadcasting models in England, Canada, and Europe is PBS, which is largely run on donations. The BBC, on the other hand, is primarily funded by the licensing fee viewers must pay to watch, and according to its charter, must serve an educational function for the viewing public. Part three offers different ways in which the series relates to the cultural milieu in which both the Classic and the New series aired, including the Cold War, the war in Afghanistan, and the cultural, sexual, and racial politics of different eras. Finally, part four offers fascinating takes on the nature of and issues regarding identity, gender, and narrative in Doctor Who.

New Worlds: An Introduction to College Reading

New Worlds: An Introduction to College Reading

  • Author: Joe Cortina,Janet Elder
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
  • ISBN: 9780073513461
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 688
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New Worlds is an introductory college reading improvement text that applies the successful approach of the authors' Opening Doors and Comprehending College Textbooks, and Janet Elder's Exercise Your College Reading Skills, in a format designed to help lower-level developmental reading students succeed in college. It presents skills clearly, in a scaffolded approach that emphasizes comprehension and provides thorough, on-going practice and application of skills. This new edition includes a full-color format, fuller explanations, dozens of new and updated excerpts and introductions, six new reading selections, two new chapter-length selections, practice exercises introduced with a brief review, expanded coverage of paragraph patterns, enhanced chapter review cards, and new premium resources for students and instructors on the free Online Learning Center.

Dickens, Europe and the New Worlds

Dickens, Europe and the New Worlds

  • Author: Anny Sadrin
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1349273546
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 307
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The essays collected in this volume offer fresh readings of Dickens's travelogues and novels, often pointing to the many-sidedness of his personality. The 'uncommercial traveller' emerges as an ecumenical John Bull, chary of the alien but greedy of novelty, a man whose incursions on well-trodden or unfamiliar ground are always journeys into the uncanny. Besides dealing with the geography of the novelist's imagination, the book explores numerous 'new worlds' such as the inspiring world of Victorian science and Dickens's responses to it or the world of modern literary theory that shapes our own responses to his work.

New Worlds in the Cosmos

New Worlds in the Cosmos

The Discovery of Exoplanets

  • Author: Michel Mayor,Pierre-Yves Frei
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521812078
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 248
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Account of the successful search for planets outside our Solar System.

The New Worlds of Thomas Robert Malthus

The New Worlds of Thomas Robert Malthus

Rereading the "Principle of Population"

  • Author: Alison Bashford,Joyce E. Chaplin
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 1400880955
  • Category: History
  • Page: 368
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The New Worlds of Thomas Robert Malthus is a sweeping global and intellectual history that radically recasts our understanding of Malthus's Essay on the Principle of Population, the most famous book on population ever written or ever likely to be. Malthus's Essay is also persistently misunderstood. First published anonymously in 1798, the Essay systematically argues that population growth tends to outpace its means of subsistence unless kept in check by factors such as disease, famine, or war, or else by lowering the birth rate through such means as sexual abstinence. Challenging the widely held notion that Malthus's Essay was a product of the British and European context in which it was written, Alison Bashford and Joyce Chaplin demonstrate that it was the new world, as well as the old, that fundamentally shaped Malthus's ideas. They explore what the Atlantic and Pacific new worlds—from the Americas and the Caribbean to New Zealand and Tahiti—meant to Malthus, and how he treated them in his Essay. Bashford and Chaplin reveal how Malthus, long vilified as the scourge of the English poor, drew from his principle of population to conclude that the extermination of native populations by European settlers was unjust. Elegantly written and forcefully argued, The New Worlds of Thomas Robert Malthus relocates Malthus's Essay from the British economic and social context that has dominated its reputation to the colonial and global history that inspired its genesis.

New Worlds

New Worlds

A Religious History of Latin America

  • Author: John Lynch
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 0300183747
  • Category: RELIGION
  • Page: 384
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This extraordinary book encompasses the time period from the first Christian evangelists' arrival in Latin America to the dictators of the late twentieth century. With unsurpassed knowledge of Latin American history, John Lynch sets out to explore the reception of Christianity by native peoples and how it influenced their social and religious lives as the centuries passed. As attentive to modern times as to the colonial period, Lynch also explores the extent to which Indian religion and ancestral ways survived within the new Christian culture. The book follows the development of religious culture over time by focusing on peak periods of change: the response of religion to the Enlightenment, the emergence of the Church from the wars of independence, the Romanization of Latin American religion as the papacy overtook the Spanish crown in effective control of the Church, the growing challenge of liberalism and the secular state, and in the twentieth century, military dictators' assaults on human rights. Throughout the narrative, Lynch develops a number of special themes and topics. Among these are the Spanish struggle for justice for Indians, the Church's position on slavery, the concept of popular religion as distinct from official religion, and the development of liberation theology.

New Worlds from Old Texts

New Worlds from Old Texts

Revisiting Ancient Space and Place

  • Author: Stefan Bouzarovski,Leif Isaksen
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199664137
  • Category: Greek literature
  • Page: 400
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Maps dominate the modern sense of place and geography. Yet, so far as we can tell, maps were rare in the Greco-Roman world and, when mentioned in sources, are mistrusted and criticized. Today, technological advances have brought to the fore an entirely new set of methods for representing and interacting with space. In contrast to traditional "topographic" perspectives, the territorial extent of economic and political realms is increasingly conceived though a "topological" lens, in which the nature and frequency of links among different sites matter more than the physical distances between them. New Worlds from Old Texts focuses on the ancient Greek experience of space, conceived of in terms of both its literature and material culture remains, and uses this to reflect on modern thinking. Comprising twelve chapters written by a highly interdisciplinary range of contributors, this edited collection explores the rich array of representational devices employed by ancient authors, whose narrative depictions of spatial relations defy the logic of images and surfaces that dominates contemporary cartographic thought. The volume focuses on Herodotus' Histories--a text that is increasingly cited by Classicists as an example of how ancient perceptions of space may have been rather different to the modern cartographic view--but also considers perceptions of space through the lens of other authors, genres, cultural contexts, and disciplines. In doing so, it reveals how a study of the ancient world can be reinvigorated by, and in turn help to shape, modern technological innovation and methods.

Mabel Dodge Luhan

Mabel Dodge Luhan

New Woman, New Worlds

  • Author: Lois Palken Rudnick
  • Publisher: UNM Press
  • ISBN: 9780826309952
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 384
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She was "the most peculiar common denominator that society, literature, art and radical revolutionaries ever found in New York and Europe." So claimed a Chicago newspaper reporter in the 1920s of Mabel Dodge Luhan, who attracted leading literary and intellectual figures to her circle for over four decades. Not only was she mistress of a grand salon, an American Madame de Stael, she was also a leading symbol of the New Woman: sexually emancipated, self-determining, and in control of her destiny. In many ways, her life is the story of America's emergence from the Victorian age. Lois Rudnick has written a unique and definitive biography that examines all aspects of Mabel Dodge Luhan's real and imagined lives, drawing on fictional portraits of Mabel, including those by D. H. Lawrence, Carl Van Vechten, and Gertrude Stein, as well as on Mabel's own voluminous memoirs, letters, and fiction. Rudnick not only assesses Mabel as muse to men of genius but also considers her seriously as a writer, activist, and spirit of the age. This biography will appeal not just to cultural historians but to any woman who has loved and lived with men who are artists and rebels. Both as a liberated woman and as a legend, Mabel Dodge Luhan embodies the cultural forces that shaped modern America.

Strange New Worlds

Strange New Worlds

Star Trek All Series

  • Author: Dean Wesley Smith
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 147110723X
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 496
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Devotees of Star Trek have always written stories about their favourite characters. They circulate in fanzines, at conventions, and latterly on the Internet. Now for the first time Star Trek fans have the chance to find their stories in print in an official Star Trek book. STRANGE NEW WORLDS is the result of a competition run by Pocket Books to find new Star Trek authors, and out of thousands of entries the book includes the eighteen winning stories selected by top Star Trek author Dean Wesley Smith and the Pocket US editorial team. The quality of these stories is astounding and has won Strange New Worlds critical acclaim. Buy this book and find out what it takes to get into Star Trek print!

New Worlds, New Words

New Worlds, New Words

Exploring Pathways for Writing about and in Electronic Environments

  • Author: John F. Barber,Dene Grigar
  • Publisher: Hampton Press (NJ)
  • ISBN: 9781572733336
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 437
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This collection of essays examines and experiments with changing notions of writing about and in electronic spaces, as well as visualizing how some of this writing might appear were it captured in print.