Ghosts are essentially 'immaterial' repetitions or amalgams of previously existing 'material' entities. ... It was also a project which had tragic social effects as haunted Marxists themselves began to summon up the ghosts of the past ...
Author: Martyn Hudson
Category: Social Science
This book is a groundbreaking attempt to rethink the landscapes of the social world and historical practice by theorising ‘social haunting’: the ways in which the social forms, figures, phantasms and ghosts of the past become present to us time and time again. Examining the relationship between historical practices such as archaeology and archival work in order to think about how the social landscape is reinvented with reference to the ghosts of the past, the author explores the literary and historical status and accounts of the ghost, not for what they might tell us about these figures, but for their significance for our, constantly re-invented, re-vivified, re-ghosted social world. With chapters on haunted houses and castles, slave ghosts, the haunting airs of music, the prehistoric origin of spirits, Marxist spectres, Freudian revenants, and the ghosts in the machine, Ghosts, Landscapes and Social Memory adopts multi-disciplinary methods for understanding the past, the dead and social ghosts and the landscapes they appear in. A sociology of haunting that illustrates how social landscapes have their genesis and perpetuation in haunting and the past, this volume will appeal to sociologists and social theorists with interests in memory, haunting and culture.
Justin frowned at the ghost's words and a spark of jealousy ignited inside him. How dare anyone think that Tim was the better choice for Rose? She had been his wife! That thought onlymade him frown harder and Justin knew he had to get ...
Author: Bethany M. Sefchick
Publisher: Bethany Sefchick
Ghosts, Inc. – where the paranormal is normal! Justin Grant has the world at his feet. Trailed by paparazzi and lusted after by women across the globe, the public face of Ghosts, Inc., the paranormal investigation agency where he works, is also about to become the star of the Alternate Reality Channel’s newest TV show. Everything is just about perfect. Until he meets Rose, a woman destined to turn his world upside down. Rose Morgan is head over heels in love – with Justin, the man she firmly believes is the reincarnation of her long-dead husband, James. The only problem is, Rose is a ghost! Trapped in her ancestral home, she and Justin meet when his team is called in to investigate her home one hot summer night. Conflicted and confused, they must work together to figure out why Rose is stuck in the past, unable to move on to the Other Side, all the while trying to fight their intense attraction to each other. Only, things aren’t exactly as they seem and maybe Justin isn’t quite the man Rose thinks he is.
In short , we must explore the question of the meaning and nature of the ghosts of history . In our postmodern situation , how can we recognize the appearance of an invis- ible ghost from the past ? How can we distinguish between a ...
Author: Edgar Illas
Publisher: Liverpool University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
A study of the ideological work that redefined Barcelona in the 1980s and adapted it to a new economy of tourism, culture and services. It examines political speeches/scripts of the 1992 Olympic Games ceremonies; architect Oriol Bohigas's urban renewal; and fictions by Quim Monzó, Francisco Casavella, Eduardo Mendoza and Sergi Pàmies.
We need to funnel the ghosts of the past into a critical prism through which we might make sense of the holes, traces, and “words filled with skeletons”40 haunting us through what has been deemed unrepresentable. The ghosts we inherit ...
Author: Gabriele Biotti
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
What is memory today? How can it be approached? Why does the contemporary world seem to be more and more haunted by different types of memories still asking for elaboration? Which artistic experiences have explored and defined memory in meaningful ways? How do technologies and the media have changed it? These are just some of the questions developed in this collection of essays analysing memory and memory shapes, which explores the different ways in which past time and its elaboration have been, and still are, elaborated, discussed, written or filmed, and contested, but also shared. By gathering together scholars from different fields of investigation, this book explores the cultural, social and artistic tensions in representing the past and the present, in understanding our legacies, and in approaching historical time and experience. Through the analysis of different representations of memory, and the investigation of literature, anthropology, myth and storytelling, a space of theories and discourses about the symbolic and cultural spaces of memory representation is developed.
He transforms them and the worldview they represent into ghosts from the past while at the same time making them visible in a new way, almost as though he had dipped them into developing fluid to allow us to see that past through his ...
Author: Katharine Conley
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
"A study of the theme of ghostliness in surrealist work from the 1920s to 1990s"--
unwillingness to confront the ghosts of her past threaten the current stability of the Charles family, allowing the ghost of Sutter to return and compete for the ownership of the piano and the possession of their “songs.
Author: Shamal Abu-Baker Hussein
Wilson's approach can be seen as a communal romanticism, dealing with ordinary people, language, and problems, giving the priority to the feeling and human dignity over logic, power and money, putting freedom and equity as a pivotal concern, almost presenting women and children as victims, and highlighting the importance of heritage, identity, and culture. As his self-revision message, all those three plays demonstrate scenes of black self-review, showing the blacks' part of responsibility in the situation they live in. It is a project of self-rehabilitation for the blacks. Since American society is a multicultural spectrum, there is not any certain legibly ascribed American identity. That is why Wilson does not submit to the claims of the dominant cultural trend by some white critics like Brustein. Wilson confidently presents the blacks' identity typified with self-fulfilment and contribution to the American culture, as his alternative contributory image of man against the white dominant models, or the violent black ones.
Yeah, you might call them ghosts. Ghosts of the past. The presence of the present. The very stuff of which the future is made. (72–73) Kenan's demon-ghost uses the very language—past, present, future —of Dickens's spirits that guide ...
Author: James A. Crank
Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Randall Kenan is an American author best known for his novel A Visitation of Spirits and his collection of stories Let the Dead Bury Their Dead, which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, was a nominee for a Los Angeles Times Book Prize for fiction, and named a New York Times Notable Book. He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, as well as the Whiting Writers Award, Sherwood Anderson Award, John Dos Passos Award, Rome Prize, and North Carolina Award for Literature. Understanding Randall Kenan is the first book-length critical study of Kenan, offering a brief biography and an exploration of his considerable oeuvre—memoir, short stories, novels, journalism, folklore, and essays. Kenan's writing can be complex and sometimes highly stylized while covering a broad range of topics, though he often explores African Americans' complicated relationships, specifically as they struggle to make connections along other axes of class, gender, and sexual identity. Crank explores these themes and how they influence Kenan's work through a personal interview with the author.
Nullify ghosts of your past Ghosts of your past life may appear on your new route, especially in the middle phase of change. These may be influences from contacts or physical items from the past that tend to haunt you and make you ...
Author: Tolu Adeleye, PhD
Publisher: Contemporary Lifestyle Publ
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
In Sanity and Strength, Life and Career Coach Tolu Adeleye, Ph.D. provides you with time-tested tools and proven strategies for navigating your way through the maze of complex transitions and emotional crisis. Using the imagery of a truck stuck in a muddy path, Tolu illustrates how to get unstuck during periods of change such as job loss, career transition, divorce, relocation, retirement and loss of a loved one. Tapping into the book’s framework of powerful questions that evoke discovery and prompt action, you will be equipped to discover a new identity for moving forward in your new situation and a new momentum towards excellence in your new goals. All in all, you will be empowered to acquire a new zest for life.
It seems that “Dixie” was no longer part of the repertoire that DeLaughter could sing or a song that could soothe the ghosts of the past. This redemptive move positions DeLaughter as someone who “had no understanding of the powerful ...
Author: Fran Shor
Category: Social Science
Weaponized Whiteness by Fran Shor interrogates the meanings and implications of white supremacy and, more specifically, white identity politics from historical and sociological perspectives.
The “ woods ” all around Matchimanito Lake are, like the homes of the former slaves in Beloved , inhabited by “ ghosts ” (Erdrich, 1988 : 1–2). This motif of the past as a ghost that haunts the present accompanies the American romance ...
Author: Alfred Bendixen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Literary Criticism
Featuring 37 essays by distinguished literary scholars, A Companion to the American Novel provides a comprehensive single-volume treatment of the development of the novel in the United States from the late 18th century to the present day. Represents the most comprehensive single-volume introduction to this popular literary form currently available Features 37 contributions from a wide range of distinguished literary scholars Includes essays on topics and genres, historical overviews, and key individual works, including The Scarlet Letter, Moby Dick, The Great Gatsby, Beloved, and many more.
Of course, Peeren is talking specifically about “living ghosts” here, the ones Mbembe calls “the living dead,” the ... working with ghosts day in and day out, haunting the structures and the people who want to be done with the past; ...
Author: Verne Harris
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Ghosts of Archive draws on the discourses of deconstruction, intersectionality and archetypal psychology to mount an argument that archive is fundamentally and structurally spectral and that the work of archive is justice. Drawing on more than 20 years of the author’s research on deconstruction and archive, the book posits archive as an essential resource for social justice activism and as a source, or location, of soul for individuals and communities. Through explorations of what Jacques Derrida termed ‘hauntology’, Harris invites a listening to the call for justice in conceptual spaces that are non-disciplinary. He argues that archive is both constructed in relation to and beset by ghosts – ghosts of the living, of the dead and of those not yet born – and that attention should be paid to them. Establishing a unique nexus between a deconstructive intersectionality and traditions of ‘memory for justice’ in struggles against oppression from South Africa and elsewhere, the book makes a case for a deconstructive praxis in today’s archive. Offering new ideas about spectrality, banditry and archival activism, Ghosts of Archive should appeal to those working in the disciplines of archival science, information studies and psychology. It should also be essential reading for those with an interest in social justice issues, transitional justice, history, philosophy, memory studies and postcolonial studies.
They are trying to ahrimanically galvanize as many of these ghosts of the past century as possible, so as to bring an influence to bear on human beings today. There is no better way of cultivating this ahrimanic trait of our time ...
Author: Rudolf Steiner
Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Press
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
In 1924, Rudolf Steiner gave a series of urgent, impassioned, talks to members of the Anthroposophical Society regarding their karma and its relationship to the culture of the time. Steiner's words characterize vividly a spiritual battle, of forces gathering to fight for the soul of humanity itself. Given the challenges faced by humanity today, it has, perhaps, never been more urgent for those who ally themselves with Rudolf Steiner's work to study, absorb and take to heart the contents of this critically important material.
Release on 2015-10-19 | by Anne-Laure Sutter-Dallay
These influences were described in terms of representations of the imaginary and fantasmatic baby, of parental projections on the infant, and of “ghosts of the past” (Lebovici 1993; Fraiberg 1980). These parental representations and ...
Author: Anne-Laure Sutter-Dallay
This book addresses key issues in perinatal mental health and discusses the different types of psychiatric care that may be appropriate for pregnant women, parents and infants, with emphasis on the need for joint care. The wide range of preventive measures, mainly applicable in primary care and the various potential curative interventions are examined in detail, with coverage of ambulatory care, day care and the role of mother and baby units. The importance of working in networks and joint decision-making strategies is explained. In addition, an overview of maternal perinatal psychopathology is provided and other relevant aspects are fully discussed, including the establishment of parent–infant interactions and the impacts of parental psychiatric illness on parenting skills and infant development. The book will be invaluable for adult and child psychiatrists, psychologists, psychotherapists, midwives, nurses and all others involved in the provision of perinatal psychiatric care.
The ghosts of the past are still vital actors in local and national politics. No exorcisms, no declarations that the dead are really dead, can erase the spectral presence of the past. And so the people of Aceh continue to live with the ...
Author: Devon E. Hinton
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Political Science
Genocide and Mass Violence brings together a unique mix of anthropologists, psychiatrists, psychologists and historians to examine the effects of mass trauma.
Fraiberg is, of course, the mother of all zero-to-three ideas with her concept of “ghosts in the nursery,” the recognition that old images from mother's past are played out with the infant. Fraiberg's introductory paragraph (a “fable”) ...
Author: M. Hossein Etezady
Publisher: Jason Aronson
Clinical Perspectives on Reflective Parenting addresses the reasons for focusing on understanding a child’s emotional world as a way of becoming a more effective parent. The book also addresses techniques for assisting parents to accomplish this understanding.
Indeed, allhistorictheatres in England apparently have their ghosts, whofeature regularlyon city ghost walks and, ... Moreover, both setsoftour literaturesuggest thatthe ghosts of theatre past canhelpusto developa greater, ...
Author: M. Luckhurst
Category: Performing Arts
Theatre and Ghosts brings theatre and performance history into dialogue with the flourishing field of spectrality studies. Essays examine the histories and economies of the material operations of theatre, and the spectrality of performance and performer.
The speaker said that Nora could see from every side the ghosts of a dead past reaching out a dead hand gripping the present and holding it as in a vice . My thought at this point was that perhaps the vices of the present day are only ...
'This,' she whispered in my ear, 'is the House of the Past. Come with me and we will go through some of its rooms and passages; but quickly, for I have not the key for long, and the night is very nearly over. Yet, perchance, you shall ...
Author: Algernon Blackwood
Publisher: House of Stratus
Volume 3 contains twelve thrilling and terrible tales, including ‘The Man The Trees Loved’, ‘The Pikestaffs Case’, and ‘The Decoy’. Mysticism and cosmic experiences feature, as well as the more traditional elements of the horror story.
evidence for its importance in the past has been called by Connell ' the ghost of competition past . ... As is so often the case , anecdotes about ghosts are far easier to accumulate than are rigorous tests for their presence .
The distinction helps us to recognize the emphasis the novel places on orientations to the past, the ghost at turns walking alongside us and at other times housing—with all that this connotes—the present. In exploring these various ...
Author: Juda Bennett
Publisher: SUNY Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Offers the first queer reading of all ten of Morrisons novels. Toni Morrison and the Queer Pleasure of Ghosts radically intervenes in one of the most established and sacred topics in Toni Morrison scholarship, love. Moving beyond Morrisons representation of ghosts as the forgotten or occluded past, Juda Bennett uncovers how Morrison imagines the spectral sphere as always already queer, a provocation and challenge to heteronormativitywith the ghost appearing as an active participant in disruptions of compulsory heterosexuality, as a figure embodying closet desires, or as a disembodied emanation that counterpoints homophobia. From The Bluest Eye to Home, Morrisons novels have included many queer ghosts that challenge our most cherished conceptions of love and speak to cultural anxieties about black sexualities, gay marriage, AIDS, lesbian visibility, and transgender identities. Not surprisingly, the scene-stealing ghost Beloved appears at the very heart of this book, but Bennett cautions against interpretative stasis, inviting readers to break free of the stranglehold Beloved has had on imaginations, so as not to miss the full force of Morrisons lifelong project to queer love.