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Brave New Worlds

Brave New Worlds

  • Author: John Joseph Adams
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 159780455X
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 520
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You are being watched. Your every movement is being tracked, your every word recorded. Your spouse may be an informer, your children may be listening at your door, your best friend may be a member of the secret police. You are alone among thousands, among great crowds of the brainwashed, the well-behaved, the loyal. Productivity has never been higher, the media blares, and the army is ever triumphant. One wrong move, one slip-up, and you may find yourself disappeared -- swallowed up by a monstrous bureaucracy, vanished into a shadowy labyrinth of interrogation chambers, show trials, and secret prisons from which no one ever escapes. Welcome to the world of the dystopia, a world of government and society gone horribly, nightmarishly wrong. What happens when civilization invades and dictates every aspect of your life? From 1984 to The Handmaid's Tale, from Children of Men to Bioshock, the dystopian imagination has been a vital and gripping cautionary force. Brave New Worlds collects the best tales of totalitarian menace by some of today's most visionary writers, including Neil Gaiman, Paolo Bacigalupi, Orson Scott Card, Kim Stanley Robinson, and Ursula K. Le Guin. When the government wields its power against its own people, every citizen becomes an enemy of the state. Will you fight the system, or be ground to dust beneath the boot of tyranny?

Strange New Worlds

Strange New Worlds

The Search for Alien Planets and Life beyond Our Solar System

  • Author: Ray Jayawardhana
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 1400846544
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 280
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In Strange New Worlds, renowned astronomer Ray Jayawardhana brings news from the front lines of the epic quest to find planets--and alien life--beyond our solar system. Only in the past two decades, after millennia of speculation, have astronomers begun to discover planets around other stars--thousands in fact. Now they are closer than ever to unraveling distant twins of the Earth. In this book, Jayawardhana vividly recounts the stories of the scientists and the remarkable breakthroughs that have ushered in this extraordinary age of exploration. He describes the latest findings--including his own--that are challenging our view of the cosmos and casting new light on the origins and evolution of planets and planetary systems. He reveals how technology is rapidly advancing to support direct observations of Jupiter-like gas giants and super-Earths--rocky planets with several times the mass of our own planet--and how astronomers use biomarkers to seek possible life on other worlds. Strange New Worlds provides an insider's look at the cutting-edge science of today's planet hunters, our prospects for discovering alien life, and the debates and controversies at the forefront of extrasolar-planet research. In a new afterword, Jayawardhana explains some of the most recent developments as we search for the first clues of life on other planets.

New Worlds of Dvořák

New Worlds of Dvořák

Searching in America for the Composer's Inner Life

  • Author: Michael Brim Beckerman,Michael Beckerman
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN: 9780393047066
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 272
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A forceful reinterpretation of the composer's personality and work.

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, 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.

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 Reflected

New Worlds Reflected

Travel and Utopia in the Early Modern Period

  • Author: Chloë Houston
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317087755
  • 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, 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.

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.

Baroque New Worlds

Baroque New Worlds

Representation, Transculturation, Counterconquest

  • Author: Lois Parkinson Zamora,Monika Kaup
  • Publisher: Duke University Press
  • ISBN: 0822392526
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 688
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Baroque New Worlds traces the changing nature of Baroque representation in Europe and the Americas across four centuries, from its seventeenth-century origins as a Catholic and monarchical aesthetic and ideology to its contemporary function as a postcolonial ideology aimed at disrupting entrenched power structures and perceptual categories. Baroque forms are exuberant, ample, dynamic, and porous, and in the regions colonized by Catholic Europe, the Baroque was itself eventually colonized. In the New World, its transplants immediately began to reflect the cultural perspectives and iconographies of the indigenous and African artisans who built and decorated Catholic structures, and Europe’s own cultural products were radically altered in turn. Today, under the rubric of the Neobaroque, this transculturated Baroque continues to impel artistic expression in literature, the visual arts, architecture, and popular entertainment worldwide. Since Neobaroque reconstitutions necessarily reference the European Baroque, this volume begins with the reevaluation of the Baroque that evolved in Europe during the late nineteenth century and the early twentieth. Foundational essays by Friedrich Nietzsche, Heinrich Wölfflin, Walter Benjamin, Eugenio d’Ors, René Wellek, and Mario Praz recuperate and redefine the historical Baroque. Their essays lay the groundwork for the revisionist Latin American essays, many of which have not been translated into English until now. Authors including Alejo Carpentier, José Lezama Lima, Severo Sarduy, Édouard Glissant, Haroldo de Campos, and Carlos Fuentes understand the New World Baroque and Neobaroque as decolonizing strategies in Latin America and other postcolonial contexts. This collection moves between art history and literary criticism to provide a rich interdisciplinary discussion of the transcultural forms and functions of the Baroque. Contributors. Dorothy Z. Baker, Walter Benjamin, Christine Buci-Glucksmann, José Pascual Buxó, Leo Cabranes-Grant, Haroldo de Campos, Alejo Carpentier, Irlemar Chiampi, William Childers, Gonzalo Celorio, Eugenio d’Ors, Jorge Ruedas de la Serna, Carlos Fuentes, Édouard Glissant, Roberto González Echevarría, Ángel Guido, Monika Kaup, José Lezama Lima, Friedrich Nietzsche, Mario Praz, Timothy J. Reiss, Alfonso Reyes, Severo Sarduy, Pedro Henríquez Ureña, Maarten van Delden, René Wellek, Christopher Winks, Heinrich Wölfflin, Lois Parkinson Zamora

New Worlds for All

New Worlds for All

Indians, Europeans, and the Remaking of Early America

  • Author: Colin G. Calloway
  • Publisher: JHU Press
  • ISBN: 1421411210
  • Category: History
  • Page: 264
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Although many Americans consider the establishment of the colonies as the birth of this country, in fact early America existed long before the arrival of the Europeans. From coast to coast, Native Americans had created enduring cultures, and the subsequent European invasion remade much of the land and society. In New Worlds for All, Colin G. Calloway explores the unique and vibrant new cultures that Indians and Europeans forged together in early America. The journey toward this hybrid society kept Europeans' and Indians' lives tightly entwined: living, working, worshiping, traveling, and trading together—as well as fearing, avoiding, despising, and killing one another. In some areas, settlers lived in Indian towns, eating Indian food. In the Mohawk Valley of New York, Europeans tattooed their faces; Indians drank tea. A unique American identity emerged. The second edition of New Worlds for All incorporates fifteen years of additional scholarship on Indian-European relations, such as the role of gender, Indian slavery, relationships with African Americans, and new understandings of frontier society. -- David R. Shi

New Worlds

New Worlds

An Anthology

  • Author: Michael Moorcock
  • Publisher: Running PressBook Pub
  • ISBN: 9781568583174
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 386
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A winning collection of science fiction writing from New Worlds magazine includes stories by Samuel Delany, M. John Harrison, J. G. Ballard, D. M. Thomas, Harlan Ellison, Brian Aldiss, Fritz Leiber, John Brunner, Norman Spinrad, and many others. Original.

Women in new worlds

Women in new worlds

historical perspectives on the Wesleyan tradition

  • Author: Women's History Project (United Methodist Church)
  • Publisher: Abingdon Press
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 445
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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.

Ireland's New Worlds

Ireland's New Worlds

Immigrants, Politics, and Society in the United States and Australia, 1815–1922

  • Author: Malcolm Campbell
  • Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
  • ISBN: 9780299223335
  • Category: History
  • Page: 264
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In the century between the Napoleonic Wars and the Irish Civil War, more than seven million Irish men and women left their homeland to begin new lives abroad. While the majority settled in the United States, Irish emigrants dispersed across the globe, many of them finding their way to another “New World,” Australia. Ireland’s New Worlds is the first book to compare Irish immigrants in the United States and Australia. In a profound challenge to the national histories that frame most accounts of the Irish diaspora, Malcolm Campbell highlights the ways that economic, social, and cultural conditions shaped distinct experiences for Irish immigrants in each country, and sometimes in different parts of the same country. From differences in the level of hostility that Irish immigrants faced to the contrasting economies of the United States and Australia, Campbell finds that there was much more to the experiences of Irish immigrants than their essential “Irishness.” America’s Irish, for example, were primarily drawn into the population of unskilled laborers congregating in cities, while Australia’s Irish, like their fellow colonialists, were more likely to engage in farming. Campbell shows how local conditions intersected with immigrants’ Irish backgrounds and traditions to create surprisingly varied experiences in Ireland’s new worlds. Outstanding Book, selected by the American Association of School Librarians, and Best Books for Special Interests, selected by the Public Library Association “Well conceived and thoroughly researched . . . . This clearly written, thought-provoking work fulfills the considerable ambitions of comparative migration studies.”—Choice

New Worlds for Old

New Worlds for Old

Reports from the New World and Their Effect on the Development of Social Thought in Europe, 1500-1800

  • Author: William Brandon
  • Publisher: Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 226
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Church and State in Old and New Worlds

Church and State in Old and New Worlds

  • Author: Hilary M. Carey,John Gascoigne
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 900419200X
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 341
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Drawing on a diverse range of case studies in both the Old World of Europe and the New World of the European settler societies in the United States, Australia and New Zealand this volume offers an original perspective on the conduct of church-state relations and how these have been reshaped by translation from the Old to the New Worlds.

New Worlds, Lost Worlds

New Worlds, Lost Worlds

The Rule of the Tudors, 1485-1603

  • Author: Susan Brigden
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101563990
  • Category: History
  • Page: 448
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No period in British history has more resonance and mystery today than the sixteenth century. New Worlds, Lost Worlds brings the atmosphere and events of this great epoch to life. Exploring the underlying religious motivations for the savage violence and turbulence of the period-from Henry VIII's break with Rome to the overwhelming threat of the Spanish Armada-Susan Brigden investigates the actions and influences of such near-mythical figures as Elizabeth I, Thomas More, Bloody Mary, and Sir Walter Raleigh. Authoritative and accessible, New Worlds, Lost Worlds, the latest in the Penguin History of Britain series, provides a superb introduction to one of the most important, compelling, and intriguing periods in the history of the Western world.

New Worlds, New Animals

New Worlds, New Animals

From Menagerie to Zoological Park in the Nineteenth Century

  • Author: National Zoological Park (U.S.)
  • Publisher: JHU Press
  • ISBN: 9780801853739
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 198
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From King Solomon's collections of "apes and peacocks" to the menageries of English and Hapsburg monarchs, the display of exotic animals has delighted and amazed observers for centuries. Originally prized as symbols of elite wealth and power, such collections have been dramatically transformed since 1800—particularly in terms of audience and purpose. In New Worlds, New Animals, R. J. Hoage and William A. Deiss assemble essays that concentrate on the development of the modern zoo in the nineteenth century. Taking an in-depth look at the social climate of the century, they chart the transition from elaborate menageries for exclusive patrons to public facilities that expressed the power and might of nations to institutions dedicated to public education, wildlife conservation, and biological research. These changes reflect the larger transformation of the West—from the colonial era's desire to "tame" newly discovered continents to today's more egalitarian, conservation-minded world. New Worlds, New Animals begins with an overview of the history of menageries in antiquity and their development in Europe and the United States. Zoos in many countries had quite different origins—including a fish market that became an animal dealership before becoming a zoo and an Australian way station originally designed to acclimate Old World domestic stock to a new continent. The authors also examine the period in the United States between 1830 and 1880, when popular traveling animal shows and circuses gave way to the first public zoos in New York and Philadelphia. They take an in-depth look at the establishment of the National Zoological Park in Washington, D.C.—the first zoo created to preserve endangered species. Illustrated with nearly 100 photographs, New Worlds, New Animals gives readers a new respect for and understanding of the role of zoos in social and cultural history.

New Worlds

New Worlds

German and Austrian Art, 1890-1940

  • Author: Renée Price
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 600
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