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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

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 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: 0199916403
  • Category: History
  • Page: 421
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Animal sacrifice has been critical to the study of ancient Mediterranean religions since the eighteenth century. More recently, two leading views on sacrifice have dominated the subject: the psychological approach of Walter Burkert and the sociological one by Jean-Pierre Vernant and Marcel Detienne. These two perspectives have argued that the main feature of sacrifice is allaying feelings of guilt at the slaughter of sacrificial animals. However, both approaches leave little room for the role of the priests and the gods they hope to communicate with. Nor do they allow for comparison between animal sacrifice and other oblations offered to the gods. F. S. Naiden redresses the omission of these salient features to show that, far from being an attempt to assuage guilt or achieve solidarity, animal sacrifice is an attempt to make contact with a divine being, and that it is so important for—and perceived to be so risky for—the worshippers that it becomes subject to regulations of unequaled extent and complexity. Sacrificial priests are the most closely regulated of all Greek officials, and sacrifice itself is the most closely regulated public business. All this anxiety and effort invites some explanation, yet to date scholars have paid little attention to these regulations. Smoke Signals for the Gods addresses these, while drawing on recent work on Greek sacred law and Greek religious terminology. Furthermore, it seek to explain how mistaken views of sacrifice and animals arose, and traces them farther into the past, often back to early Christianity. Drawing on a wealth of sources, this book provides a complete picture of ancient animal sacrifice.

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 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
  • View: 3997
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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.

Smoke Signals

Smoke Signals

The Native Takeback of North America's Tobacco Industry

  • Author: Jim Poling
  • Publisher: Dundurn
  • ISBN: 1459706404
  • Category: History
  • Page: 253
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The history and current state of tobacco from its Native origins in South America's Andes through its checkered history in North America as a "miracle" drug, powerful narcotic, friend of government revenue departments, and law-enforcement target as contraband and tax diversion are traced.

Smoke Signals

Smoke Signals

Women, Smoking and Visual Culture

  • Author: Penny Tinkler
  • Publisher: Berg Publishers
  • ISBN: 9781845202675
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 236
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Penny 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 feminisation of cigarette smoking, the author unravels the role of visual culture and the impact of social, economic and medical changes.