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Weaving the Past

Weaving the Past

A History of Latin America's Indigenous Women from the Prehispanic Period to the Present

  • Author: Susan Kellogg
  • Publisher: OUP USA
  • ISBN: 0195123816
  • Category: History
  • Page: 338
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Weaving the Past is the first comprehensive history of Latin America's indigenous women. While concentrating mainly on native women in Mesoamerica and the Andes, it also covers indigenous peoples in a variety of areas of South and Central America. Drawing on primary and secondary sources, it argues that change, not continuity, has been the norm for indigenous peoples whose resilience in the face of complex and long-term patterns of cultural change is due in no small part to the roles, actions, and agency of women.

Weaving the Past Into the Present

Weaving the Past Into the Present

A Glimpse Into the 130 Year History of the Saint John Jewish Community

  • Author: Marcia Koven
  • Publisher: Saint John, N.B. : Saint John Jewish Historical Museum
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Jews
  • Page: 80
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Handbook of Weaving

Handbook of Weaving

  • Author: Sabit Adanur
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 9781420031966
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 448
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A mixture of science and art, weaving is nearly as old as human history. Despite the many technological advances in the field, however, it is still virtually impossible to control each individual fiber in a woven structure. To help you meet this and other weaving challenges, Handbook of Weaving covers every step of the process clearly and systematically, from fibers and yarns, fabric design and construction, and weaving fundamentals to the various modern methods of weaving, fabric structure, properties, and testing, and plant operations.

Native Diasporas

Native Diasporas

Indigenous Identities and Settler Colonialism in the Americas

  • Author: Gregory D. Smithers
  • Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
  • ISBN: 0803255306
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 592
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The arrival of European settlers in the Americas disrupted indigenous lifeways, and the effects of colonialism shattered Native communities. Forced migration and human trafficking created a diaspora of cultures, languages, and people. Gregory D. Smithers and Brooke N. Newman have gathered the work of leading scholars, including Bill Anthes, Duane Champagne, Daniel Cobb, Donald Fixico, and Joy Porter, among others, in examining an expansive range of Native peoples and the extent of their influences through reaggregation. These diverse and wide-ranging essays uncover indigenous understandings of self-identification, community, and culture through the speeches, cultural products, intimate relations, and political and legal practices of Native peoples. "Native Diasporas" explores how indigenous peoples forged a sense of identity and community amid the changes wrought by European colonialism in the Caribbean, the Pacific Islands, and the mainland Americas from the seventeenth through the twentieth century. Broad in scope and groundbreaking in the topics it explores, this volume presents fresh insights from scholars devoted to understanding Native American identity in meaningful and methodologically innovative ways.

Hawai_i Nei

Hawai_i Nei

Island Plays

  • Author: Victoria Nalani Kneubuhl
  • Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
  • ISBN: 9780824825393
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 227
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Hawai'i Nei brings together three plays by one of Hawai'i's finest playwrights. A compassionate portrait of early nineteenth-century Hawai'i, The Conversion of Ka'ahumanu charts the lives of five women during the traumatic, transforming events that followed Western contact. Set in post-World War II Hawai'i, Emmalehua tells the story of a young Hawaiian woman struggling to preserve a cherished cultural heritage in a world eager to forget the past and embrace the new American dream. Through history, humor, and a whodunnit plot, the past and present collide in Ola Na Iwi, which explores the issues surrounding the treatment of indigenous human remains.

Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence

Intersectionality and Culturally Competent Practice

  • Author: Lettie L Lockhart,Fran S Danis
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231521375
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 456
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In Domestic Violence: Intersectionality and Culturally Competent Practice, experts working with twelve unique groups of domestic abuse survivors provide the latest research on their populations and use a case study approach to demonstrate culturally sensitive intervention strategies. Chapters focus on African Americans, Native Americans, Latinas, Asian and Pacific Island communities, persons with disabilities, immigrants and refugees, women in later life, LGBT survivors, and military families. They address domestic violence in rural environments and among teens, as well as the role of religion in shaping attitudes and behavior. Lettie L. Lockhart and Fran S. Danis are editors of the Council of Social Work Education's popular teaching modules on domestic violence and founding co-chairs of the CSWE symposium on violence against women and children. In their introduction, they provide a thorough overview of intersectionality, culturally competent practice, and domestic violence and basic practice strategies, such as universal screening, risk assessment, and safety planning. They follow with collaborative chapters on specific populations demonstrating the value of generalist social work practice, including developing respectful relationships that define issues from the survivor's perspective; collecting and assessing data; setting goals and contracting; identifying culturally specific interventions; implementing culturally appropriate courses of action; participating in community-level strategies; and advocating for improved policies and funding at local, state, and federal levels. Featuring resources applicable to both practitioners and clients, Domestic Violence forms an effective tool for analysis and action.

Weaving the Web

Weaving the Web

The Original Design and Ultimate Destiny of the World Wide Web by Its Inventor

  • Author: Tim Berners-Lee,Mark Fischetti
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781439500361
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 272
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Discusses the origins and evolution of the Web, offers insights into the current state of the Web, and shares a blueprint for the future

White Bread

White Bread

Weaving Cultural Past into the Present

  • Author: Christine Sleeter
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 9463000674
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 284
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In White Bread, readers accompany Jessica on a journey into her family’s past, into herself, and into the bicultural community she teaches but does not understand. Jessica, a fictional White fifth-grade teacher, is prompted to explore her family history by the unexpected discovery of a hundred-year-old letter. Simultaneously, she begins to grapple with culture and racism, principally through discussions with a Mexican American teacher. White Bread pulls readers into a tumultuous six months of Jessica’s life as she confronts many issues that turn out to be interrelated, such as why she knows so little about her family’s past, why she craves community as she feels increasingly isolated, why the Latino teachers want the curriculum to be more Latino, and whether she can become the kind of teacher who sparks student learning. The storyline alternates between past and present, acquainting readers with German American communities in the Midwest during the late 1800s and early 1900s, portraits based on detailed historic excavation. What happened to these communities gives Jessica the key to unlock answers to questions that plague her. White Bread can be read simply for pleasure. It can also be used in teacher education, ethnic studies, and sociology courses. Beginning teachers may see their own struggles reflected in Jessica’s classroom. People of European descent might see themselves within, rather than outside, multicultural studies. White Bread can also be used in conjunction with family history research. Social Fictions Series Editorial Advisory Board Carl Bagley, University of Durham, UK Anna Banks, University of Idaho, USA Carolyn Ellis, University of South Florida, USA Rita Irwin, University of British Columbia, Canada J. Gary Knowles, University of Toronto, Canada Laurel Richardson, The Ohio State University (Emeritus), USA Christine Sleeter, Ph.D., Professor Emerita at California State University Monterey Bay, is internationally known for her work in multicultural education. Her nineteen books include Power, Teaching and Teacher Education. In 2009, she received the American Educational Research Association Social Justice in Education Award, and in 2011, her co-edited book Teaching with Vision was named Choice Outstanding Academic Title. White Bread is her first work of fiction. www.christinesleeter.org

Tapestry in Time... a Woven Memory

Tapestry in Time... a Woven Memory

Weaving the Lost Years of Ayeshua (Jesus)

  • Author: Ann Essance
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1456809989
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 508
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Peace is not the price of Life won Through competitive games and wars. ---Peace--- Is the Prize of Life ---One--- Through the awareness of Love Within Humanity. Thenand when Acts of Love, Courage, and Compassion ---Rule--- And, become the Rule Will men know Peace upon the Earth. Ann Essance

Weaving Prayer into the Tapestry of Life

Weaving Prayer into the Tapestry of Life

  • Author: Martha Graybeal Rowlett
  • Publisher: WestBow Press
  • ISBN: 144979517X
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 148
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Most books are like visitors. They come and go. This book can be a long-term companion and assistant as you weave prayer into the tapestry of your life. Weaving Prayer Into the Tapestry of Life pictures each of us as a weaver at a loom, creating in every moment our lifes tapestry. The transformative thread of prayer is always available to be woven into our lifes design. In this weaving, we experience in wonder the creative presence of God. The chapters of this book gives an overview of Christian understanding and practice of prayer. The author combines Scripture, voices and sources from the tradition of the church, poetry, stories, and accounts of personal experience to explore ten of the most familiar ways Christians pray. These are: centering, praise, confession, meditative reading of Scripture, petition, intercession, dedication, silence, and benediction. Nine sets of Prayer Prompts, one with each chapter, invite you to move from thinking to doing. They provide a framework for personal devotion that includes all of the dimensions of Christian prayer discussed in the chapters. Resources from Scripture, prayers of the church, and contemporary materials offer structure and stimulus for expressing the prayers of your heart. These Prayer Prompts are adaptable for repeated use. Members of a prayer group or spiritual growth group may enjoy sharing experiences with this book. Martha Rowlett deeply understands Christian thinking, Christian living, Christian prayer, and, dare I say it, God. She shares her wisdom with utmost simplicity. Those who use her book will find themselves becoming better Christians. John Cobb, professor emeritus, Claremont School of Theology

Mediating the Past

Mediating the Past

Gustav Freytag, Progress, and German Historical Identity, 1848-1871

  • Author: Alyssa A. Lonner
  • Publisher: Peter Lang
  • ISBN: 9783039103317
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 255
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As one of the most widely read German authors of the nineteenth century, Gustav Freytag (1816-1895) continues to be associated with the middle class and the progress it enjoyed. Yet while his best-selling novel "Soll und Haben" (1855) and its lesser-known successor "Die verlorene Handschrift" (1864) owed their vast commercial success largely to their buoyant message of bourgeois advancement, they simultaneously devote significant attention to elements of traditional German society. In exploring Freytag's dual roles as both a novelist of contemporary middle-class life and a cultural historian, this book uncovers the author's divergent - and ostensibly conflicting - desire both to embrace progress and commemorate the past. Investigating his literary engagement with three central elements of Germany's historical identity - the pervasiveness of folk beliefs, a strong identification with rural life, and the continued presence of the aristocracy - this study shows how Freytag attempts to locate these constituents of pre-industrial Germany in a modern, industrial nation, and in doing so contributes to a historically anchored national identity in which material and political progress coexist with a rich heritage and ancient traditions.

Japanese Costume & Makers

Japanese Costume & Makers

And the Makers of Its Elegant Tradition

  • Author: Helen Minnich
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
  • ISBN: 1462908942
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 374
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With dozens of photographs and expertly written text, this Japanese clothing book is the authoritative guide on the kimono. Japanese Costume invites the reader to explore the world of Japan’s textile arts and costume decoration—from its origins in legendary times, through its brilliant development in the intervening centuries, to its emergence into the modern era. The book which is the first in English to present the full sweep of Japanese achievement in the costume arts, is essential the story of the kimono and its evolution. The text is accompanied by a generous selection of fine illustrations and photographs: 54 in full color, 119 in black and white, and 12 line drawings. They include not only pictures from contemporary sources—such as the picture scrolls and woodblock prints— but also photographs of kimono masterpieces and representative textiles.

Weaving Sacred Stories

Weaving Sacred Stories

French Choir Tapestries and the Performance of Clerical Identity

  • Author: Laura Weigert
  • Publisher: Cornell University Press
  • ISBN: 9780801440083
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 246
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Spanning the backs of choir stalls above the heads of the canons and their officials, large-scale tapestries of saints' lives functioned as both architectural elements and pictorial narratives in the late Middle Ages. In an extensively illustrated book that features sixteen color plates, Laura Weigert examines the role of these tapestries in ritual performances. She situates individual tapestries within their architectural and ceremonial settings, arguing that the tapestries contributed to a process of storytelling in which the clerical elite of late medieval cities legitimated and defended their position in the social sphere.Weigert focuses on three of the most spectacular and little-studied tapestry series preserved from the fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries: Lives of Saints Piat and Eleutherius (Notre-Dame, Tournai), Life of Saint Steven (Saint-Steven, Auxerre [now Musee du Moyen Age, Paris]), and Life of Saints Gervasius and Protasius (Saint-Julien, Le Mans). Each of these tapestries, measuring over forty meters in length, included elements that have traditionally been defined as either lay or clerical. On the prescribed days when the tapestries were displayed, the liturgical performance for which they were the setting sought to merge the history and patron saint of the local community with the universal history of the Christian church. Weigert combines a detailed analysis of the narrative structure of individual images with a discussion of the particular social circumstances in which they were produced and perceived. Weaving Sacred Stories is thereby significant not only to the history of medieval art but also to art history and cultural studies in general."

Weaving Self-evidence

Weaving Self-evidence

A Sociology of Logic

  • Author: Claude Rosental
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 9780691139401
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 294
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The development of theorems in logic is generally thought to be a solitary and purely cerebral activity, and therefore unobservable by sociologists. In Weaving Self-Evidence, French sociologist Claude Rosental challenges this notion by tracing the history of one well-known recent example in the field of artificial intelligence--a theorem on the foundations of fuzzy logic. Rosental's analyses disclose the inherently social nature of the process by which propositions in logic are produced, disseminated, and established as truths. Rosental describes the different phases of the emergence of the theorem on fuzzy logic, from its earliest drafts through its publication and diffusion, discussion and reformulation, and eventual acceptance by the scientific community. Through observations made at major universities and scholarly conferences, and in electronic forums, he looks at the ways students are trained in symbolic manipulations and formal languages and examines how researchers work, interact, and debate emerging new ideas. By carefully analyzing the concrete mechanisms that lead to the collective development and corroboration of proofs, Rosental shows how a logical discovery and its recognition within the scholarly community are by no means the product of any one individual working in isolation, but rather a social process that can be observed and studied. Weaving Self-Evidence will interest students and researchers in sociology and the history and philosophy of science and technology, and anyone curious about how scientists work.

Weaving the New Creation

Weaving the New Creation

Stages of Faith and the Public Church

  • Author: James W. Fowler
  • Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • ISBN: 1579105858
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 224
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Weaving Libraries into the Web

Weaving Libraries into the Web

OCLC 1998-2008

  • Author: Jay Jordan
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317986873
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 214
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The year 1997 found the members of the OCLC (Online Computer Library Center) cooperative in an expansive mood. More than 1,000 library leaders attended the OCLC President’s Luncheon in San Francisco, where they celebrated OCLC’s 30th anniversary. There were more than 25,000 libraries participating in the cooperative, including nearly 3,000 libraries in 62 countries outside the U.S., and the WorldCat database contained more than 37 million bibliographic records. Over the next ten years, the global digital library would indeed emerge, but in a form that few could have predicted. Against a backdrop of continuous technological change and the rapid growth of the Internet, the OCLC cooperative’s WorldCat database continued to grow and was a central theme of the past decade. As the chapters in this book show, OCLC’s chartered objectives of furthering access to the world’s information and reducing the rate of rising library costs continue to resonate among libraries and librarians, as the OCLC cooperative enters its fifth decade. This book was published as a special issue of the Journal of Library Administration.

Greek Notions of the Past in the Archaic and Classical Eras

Greek Notions of the Past in the Archaic and Classical Eras

  • Author: John Marincola
  • Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
  • ISBN: 0748654666
  • Category: History
  • Page: 352
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This volume in The Edinburgh Leventis Studies series collects the papers presented at the sixth A. G. Leventis conference, It engages with new research and new approaches to the Greek past, and brings the fruits of that research to a wider audience.

Pages from the Past

Pages from the Past

History and Memory in American Magazines

  • Author: Carolyn Kitch
  • Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
  • ISBN: 9780807876893
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 272
  • View: 8015
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American popular magazines play a role in our culture similar to that of public historians, Carolyn Kitch contends. Drawing on evidence from the pages of more than sixty magazines, including Newsweek, Rolling Stone, Black Enterprise, Ladies' Home Journal, and Reader's Digest, Kitch examines the role of journalism in creating collective memory and identity for Americans. Editorial perspectives, visual and narrative content, and the tangibility and keepsake qualities of magazines make them key repositories of American memory, Kitch argues. She discusses anniversary celebrations that assess the passage of time; the role of race in counter-memory; the lasting meaning of celebrities who are mourned in the media; cyclical representations of generational identity, from the Greatest Generation to Generation X; and anticipated memory in commemoration after crisis events such as those of September 11, 2001. Bringing a critically neglected form of journalism to the forefront, Kitch demonstrates that magazines play a special role in creating narratives of the past that reflect and inform who we are now.

Beadweaving with Cabochons

Beadweaving with Cabochons

37 Stunning Jewelry Designs

  • Author: Marie Géraud
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
  • ISBN: 1429997354
  • Category: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Page: 80
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This eBook is best viewed on a color device. Beadweaving is one of the most popular techniques used to create jewelry today. Easily mastered stitches like brick and peyote combine with central cabochon stones for a stunning array of one-of-a-kind bracelets, necklaces or pendants, rings, and earrings, in Marie Géraud's Beadweaving with Cabochons. --Clear, step-by-step weaving diagrams and concise directions make the most complex-looking designs a breeze to create. --Over 37 eye-catching designs--eleven main projects, with smaller pieces in the same theme displayed in gorgeous full-page photographs. --Expert tips and advice from the author regarding color and pattern as well as how to pick the perfect beads.