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Smoke Signals

Smoke Signals

A Social History of Marijuana - Medical, Recreational and Scientific

  • Author: Martin A. Lee
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1439102619
  • Category: History
  • Page: 528
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The best-selling co-author of Acid Dream traces the dramatic social history of marijuana from its origins and its emergence in the 1960s culture wars through the 1996 legalization of medicinal marijuana in California, profiling the multibillion-dollar marijuana industry and how it is reshaping health care. 35,000 first printing.

Smoke Signals for the Gods

Smoke Signals for the Gods

Ancient Greek Sacrifice from the Archaic Through Roman Periods

  • Author: F. S. Naiden
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0190232714
  • Category: History
  • Page: 442
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Animal sacrifice has been critical to the study of ancient Mediterranean religions since the nineteenth century. Recently, two theories have dominated the subject of sacrifice: the psychological and ethological approach of Walter Burkert and the sociological and cultural approach of Jean-Pierre Vernant and Marcel Detienne. These writers have argued that sacrifice allays feelings of guilt at the slaughter of sacrificial animals and that it promotes solidarity. None of them leaves much room for the role of priests or gods, or compares animal sacrifice to other oblations offered to the gods. F. S. Naiden redresses the omission of these features to show that, far from being an attempt to assuage guilt or foster solidarity, animal sacrifice is an attempt to make contact with a divine being, and that it is so important-and perceived to be so risky-for the worshippers that it becomes subject to regulations of unequaled extent and complexity. Smoke Signals for the Gods addresses these regulations as well as literary texts, while drawing on recent archaeological work on faunal remains. It also seeks to explain how mistaken views of sacrifice arose, and traces them as far back as early Christianity. This many-sided study provides a new picture of ancient Greek animal sacrifice and of the religion of which sacrifice was a part.

Smoke Signals

Smoke Signals

Native Cinema Rising

  • Author: Joanna Hearne
  • Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
  • ISBN: 0803244622
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 304
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Smoke Signals is a historical milestone in Native American filmmaking. Released in 1998 and based on a short-story collection by Sherman Alexie, it was the first wide-release feature film written, directed, coproduced, and acted by Native Americans. The most popular Native American film of all time, Smoke Signals is also an innovative work of cinematic storytelling that demands sustained critical attention in its own right. Embedded in Smoke Signals’s universal story of familial loss and renewal are uniquely Indigenous perspectives about political sovereignty, Hollywood’s long history of misrepresentation, and the rise of Indigenous cinema across the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Joanna Hearne’s work foregrounds the voices of the filmmakers and performers—in interviews with Alexie and director Chris Eyre, among others—to explore the film’s audiovisual and narrative strategies for speaking to multiple audiences. In particular, Hearne examines the filmmakers’ appropriation of mainstream American popular culture forms to tell a Native story. Focusing in turn on the production and reception of the film and issues of performance, authenticity, social justice, and environmental history within the film’s text and context, this in-depth introduction and analysis expands our understanding and deepens our enjoyment of a Native cinema landmark.

Smoke Signals

Smoke Signals

From Eminence to Exile

  • Author: Alexandra Fanny Brodsky
  • Publisher: The Radcliffe Press
  • ISBN: 9781860641503
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 262
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The author is a direct descendant of the prominent Kiev Brodskys, whose wealth derived from the sugar industry at a time when Ukraine formed part of Russia. This family's lavish benefactions - hospitals, educational institutions and a bacteriological institute - mainly to Kiev, Odessa and Zlatopol, gave them a certain power and influence. Alexandra Brodsky has drawn on family archives and Russian-language publications to sketch her ancestors' life of affluence before the Russian Revolution. Her personal account begins in pre-war Berlin among the Russian emigre community and childhood memories of bewildering situations and poverty. The humourless atmosphere is further darkened by the rise of the Nazis and Hitler. By the time she is in High School, the need to emigrate has become acute and the tension builds as expulsion looms. The reader shares these anxieties through the eyes of a child who has learned to watch in silence.

Smoke Signals

Smoke Signals

  • Author: M. John Fayhee
  • Publisher: Booktango
  • ISBN: 1468926365
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: N.A
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From illegally entering a closed area in rural China with a pack full of pot to paddling across a crocodile-infested lake in a leaky Zodiac in the Dominican Republic to crash landing in a hot-air balloon in the most-redneck part of Appalachia, Fayhee juxtaposes highly improbable misadventures with tender tales about losing his beloved dog, about the scars that define people in the High Country and about the friendships forged in the most remote parts of the American West.

Smoke Signals

Smoke Signals

The Native Takeback of North America's Tobacco Industry

  • Author: Jim Poling, Sr.
  • Publisher: Dundurn
  • ISBN: 1459706420
  • Category: History
  • Page: 256
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A compelling look at tobacco’s uses and abuses from its Native origins to today’s controversies. When Europeans discovered tobacco among Amerindians in the New World, it became a long-sought panacea of panaceas, the critical ingredient in enemas, ointments, syrups, and powders employed to treat everything from syphilis to cancer. Almost five centuries passed before medical researchers concluded that tobacco is unhealthy and can cause cancer. Smoke Signals follows tobacco from its origins in South America’s Andes through its checkered history as a "miracle cure," powerful addictive and poison, friend of government revenue departments, and enemy of law enforcement directed at contraband and tax diversion. Author Jim Poling, Sr., traces tobacco’s sacredness among Natives, notably how the modern substance has changed Native lives, sometimes for the good, often for the bad, explores how the coffers of governments, now so dependent on tobacco revenue, will be affected if the plant’s commercial use is eliminated, and examines how Native traditions, including tobacco as a holy herb, might survive in modern society and strengthen Natives.

Smoke Signals

Smoke Signals

The Eleven Unwritten Rules of Negotiation

  • Author: George Kiser
  • Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
  • ISBN: 1457537834
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 104
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This book is for anyone who wants to give themselves the best chance to buy that new car at the best price with the least anxiety. It is also for anyone who wants to buy a new home, or win that business contract, or settle a dispute. Smoke signals were used by indigenous peoples to communicate without actually talking because they did not have instant messaging or texting on their phones; how primitive! Smoke signals can also describe the un-spoken rules and mores of negotiation. Whether we are buying a home, selling a home, making a business deal or settling a lawsuit – we negotiate. This book reveals the un-spoken rules that seasoned negotiators use to make deals, and they apply to virtually every situation. Smoke Signals, The Eleven Unwritten Rules of Negotiation shows you how to put yourself in the best position to close the deal – whatever that deal is.

Smoke Signals

Smoke Signals

  • Author: Roselyn Ogden Miller
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
  • ISBN: 1496911415
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 74
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The story is based on a memory from my childhood. As a seven year old I often stood on the fence surrounding our family home facing the street in Pine Ridge, South Dakota. It ran north past our home and provided entertainment for a inquisitive seven year old. One day in 1944 during World War II I noticed an older American Indian driving the then traditional team of horses and wagon. He was slouched down as he passed me. Later as I continued to view the daily activity I saw him return. This time a young soldier in uniform sat beside him proud and tall towering over his companion. As I watched the two riding toward me I could see the older man slowly beginning to straighten up and before they were out of my view he was sitting as tall and proud as the young soldier. I always thought of it as a father who came to town to meet the local bus to pick up his son who was home on leave. For seventy years this memory was kept alive in my heart. Now I give it back to the great grandchildren of the men and women who served their country. The stories of the service men and women are based on the history of those who served but all characters are fictitious. Not all battles of World War II are covered in this book. This is a telling of what the Native Americans who served shared with the students. May God bless them and their descendants who keep their memories alive.

SMOKE SIGNALS

SMOKE SIGNALS

  • Author: Janet Auster
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
  • ISBN: 1491860545
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 38
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I have never been prouder of anything than writing Smokes Signals. Our lives are never over, and working on something that we don’t like about ourselves becomes a spiritual journey, where we discover something good and beautiful about ourselves that lasts forever.

From Smoke Signals to Email

From Smoke Signals to Email

Moments in History

  • Author: Shirley Jordan
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780789151445
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 64
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Describes the progress of communication from smoke signals used by early cultures to email and the Internet.

Smoke Signals

Smoke Signals

Selected Writing

  • Author: Simon Chapman
  • Publisher: DARLINGTON PRESS
  • ISBN: 1921364599
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 405
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Smoke Signals gathers 71 of Professor Simon Chapman’s authoritative, acerbic and often heretical essays written in newspapers, blogs and research journals across his 40-year career. They cover major developments and debates in tobacco control, public health ethics, cancer screening, gun control and panics about low risk agents like wi-fi, mobile phone towers and wind turbines. This collection is an essential guide to the landscape of many key debates in contemporary public health. It will be invaluable to public health students and practitioners, while remaining compelling reading for all interested in health policy. When is Simon Chapman the academic, intellectual, self-appointed chief wowser of the nanny state gunna leave us alone? Steve Price, Australian radio broadcaster His insane wibblings are worrying yes, but still bloody funny to read. Christopher Snowdon, Institute of Economic Affairs, London Simon Chapman is emeritus professor in public health at the University of Sydney. He has won the World Health Organization’s medal for tobacco control (1998), the American Cancer Society’s Luther Terry Award for outstanding individual leadership in tobacco control (2003), and was NSW Premier’s Cancer Researcher of the Year medal (2008). In 2013 he was made an Officer in the Order of Australia for his contributions to public health and named 2013 Australian Skeptic of the Year. In 2014, the Australian right-wing think tank, the Institute of Public Affairs, named him as one of Australia’s Dirty Dozen all-time “opponents of freedom”.

Smoke signals

Smoke signals

women, smoking and visual culture in Britain

  • Author: Penny Tinkler
  • Publisher: Berg Publishers
  • ISBN: 9781845202668
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 236
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Every year, thousands of women attempt to kick their smoking habit because it is an unhealthy, expensive addiction. And every year, thousands do not quit because of nicotine cravings and because smoking has an image which is almost as addictive as the cigarette itself. It is seductive and alluring - but where does this image come from, and has it always been so deadly? In Smoke Signals, Tinkler charts women's changing relationship to tobacco from the 1880s to the 1980s during which smoking transformed from a male practice to one enjoyed by both sexes. Focusing on the feminization of cigarette smoking, the author unravels the role of visual culture and the impact of social, economic, medical and technological changes. Drawing on women's own photographs, alongside images from magazines, newspapers, television and film, this book provides a detailed and stimulating exploration of the role of visual culture in the history of women and smoking.

Smoke Signals

Smoke Signals

  • Author: Sherman Alexie
  • Publisher: Perfection Learning
  • ISBN: 9780756990305
  • Category:
  • Page: 179
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Set in Arizona, Smoke Signals is the story of two Native American boys on a journey. Victor is the stoic, handsome son of an alcoholic father who has abandoned his family. Thomas is a gregarious, goofy young man who lost both his parents in a fire at a very young age. Through storytelling, Thomas makes every effort to connect with the people around him: Victor, in contrast, uses his quiet countenance to gain strength and confidence. When Victor's estranged father dies, the two men embark on an adventure to Phoenix to collect the ashes. Along the way, Smoke Signals illustrates the ties that bind these two very different young men and embraces the lessons they learn from one another.

Smoke signals

Smoke signals

100 years of tobacco advertising

  • Author: Judith Vaknin
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 112
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Native American Culture and Identity in Sherman Alexie's Smoke Signals and the Business of Fancydancing

Native American Culture and Identity in Sherman Alexie's Smoke Signals and the Business of Fancydancing

  • Author: Kerstin Schulze
  • Publisher: GRIN Verlag
  • ISBN: 3640912829
  • Category:
  • Page: 40
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Seminar paper from the year 2010 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2,3, University of Munster, language: English, abstract: Post-colonial literature is still present nowadays. Native Americans are living in the modern America but also in their own culture. Sherman Alexie has made notable movies about Native Americans living in modern North America. As a Native American by himself these movies might offer a new perspective on colonized people. Obviously, the field of post-colonialism is closely connected to his movies as the Native Americans have to deal with their history. There is no doubt that Native Americans possess an own identity and an own culture which is mixed up on their native and the non-native identity - a hybrid identity. In the following I will firstly introduce an election of important theorists of post-colonial studies and explain the key concepts that are vital for the upcoming analysis of the movies Smoke Signals and The Business of Fancydancing. After this I will have a closer look to selected scenes of both movies in order to detect indications of hybridity. To what extend are Native Americans coined by the Americanization and to what extent are the Native Americans keeping their own and independent culture or is it indistinguishable from the culture of their colonizers? I will try to expose the different cultural characteristics of indigenous identity, how these cultural traits are presented and if they give indication for their cultural identity. Is the primeval culture of the constellation of generation declined? In this paper I will give an answer to the question in what way this hybridity is reflected. What effect has hybridity on the perception of history?"

Smoke Signals from Samarcand

Smoke Signals from Samarcand

The 1931 Reform School Fire and Its Aftermath

  • Author: Barbara Bennett
  • Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press
  • ISBN: 1611178614
  • Category: History
  • Page: 136
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In 1931 sixteen poor, white girls—all teenaged inmates at Samarcand Manor, officially named the State Home and Industrial School for Girls, in Samarcand, North Carolina—were accused of burning down two campus buildings in protest against living conditions. Barbara Bennett offers not only a dramatic retelling of this historic case in Smoke Signals from Samarcand, but also reveals a case study of the misguided social engineering schemes—fraught with racism, classism, and sexual stereotypes—that churned through North Carolina and other southern states during this time. The girls, who became known as the “Samarcand Sixteen,” were described by administrators and the media as incorrigible and troublesome. Bennett additionally reveals their grim backgrounds and details the harsh disciplinary methods, including savage whippings, that were dispensed at Samarcand and other reform schools in the early twentieth century. Arson was a capital offense in North Carolina at the time, and the girls were put on trial for their lives. The sensational trial took place in the midst of a strong eugenics movement that was sweeping the state and the South. The girls’ newly minted lawyer, Nell Battle Lewis, argued that the treatment the girls endured at Samarcand had forced them to take drastic action and therefore should result in lenient sentences. Instead the state of North Carolina used bogus “scientific” theories—such as “bad blood genetics”—to create legal policy and criminal justice practices that were heavily prejudiced against powerless people, particularly girls and women. In the end the girls received sentences of eighteen months to five years in the state penitentiary, although the trial and its publicity did lead to improvements in the physical conditions and disciplinary methods at Samarcand and other juvenile facilities in North Carolina.

Smoke Signals

Smoke Signals

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Indians of North America
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Smoke signals

Smoke signals

stories of London

  • Author: London Arts Board
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 248
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'Not only do the competition entries reflect the depth of writing talent in London, but they also demonstrate the writers' range and diversity of views. ..We even leared something from them about the mystery and uniqueness of London. Ruth Rendell In 1992, the London Arts Board, Capital 95.8FM and Serpent's Tail sponsored a short story competition open to all Londoners. The entries, of which there were over 600, were judged by Maureen Duffy, Ruth Rendell and Nick Wheeler. Fifteen winners were selected. At the same time, well known London writers - Roy Heath, Shena Mackay, Michael Moorcock, Kate Pullinger and Tom Wakefield - were each asked to contribute a story.The twenty stories brought together in Smoke Signals show a London rich in both the drama of life and literary inspiration. It reminds us that since the days of Chaucer the city has seduced, cajoled, infuriated and mocked its writers.