Release on 2015-06-20 | by Gabriel Amoateng-Boahen
As the thesis project unfolds into spousal violence in family lives in the Brong Ahafo Region, the reader will hear more disturbing stories to illustrate the gravity of the social evils of the “culture of silence” and domestic violence.
Author: Gabriel Amoateng-Boahen
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Social Science
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Author: Alix Wood
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
From archaeological digs that have uncovered the earliest Sumer civilizations through boats that may have sailed around the time of Jesus, the region that was once ancient Mesopotamia has remains of the oldest cities, religious sites, and artifacts in the world. This text introduces readers to this important civilization, and encourages them to trace its development through the chronological organization of important archaeological finds. The text covers finds at places such as Nineveh and Babylon, as well as important objects such as the Pilate Stone, dead sea scrolls, and the Sea of Galilee boat. Full-color photographs of historical artifacts, fascinating fact boxes, maps, and a simple timeline accompany the text, which is sure to captivate readers’ attention!
with the major currents of social and cultural change. Cultural historians' frequent recourse to the adjective “Victorian” captures the transatlantic nature of much of antebellum literary culture but appears to leave domestic politics ...
Author: Meredith L. McGill
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
The antebellum period has long been identified with the belated emergence of a truly national literature. And yet, as Meredith L. McGill argues, a mass market for books in this period was built and sustained through what we would call rampant literary piracy: a national literature developed not despite but because of the systematic copying of foreign works. Restoring a political dimension to accounts of the economic grounds of antebellum literature, McGill unfolds the legal arguments and political struggles that produced an American "culture of reprinting" and held it in place for two crucial decades. In this culture of reprinting, the circulation of print outstripped authorial and editorial control. McGill examines the workings of literary culture within this market, shifting her gaze from first and authorized editions to reprints and piracies, from the form of the book to the intersection of book and periodical publishing, and from a national literature to an internally divided and transatlantic literary marketplace. Through readings of the work of Dickens, Poe, and Hawthorne, McGill seeks both to analyze how changes in the conditions of publication influenced literary form and to measure what was lost as literary markets became centralized and literary culture became stratified in the early 1850s. American Literature and the Culture of Reprinting, 1834-1853 delineates a distinctive literary culture that was regional in articulation and transnational in scope, while questioning the grounds of the startlingly recent but nonetheless powerful equation of the national interest with the extension of authors' rights.
... for the foundation of taste is the development of moral ideas and the culture of the moral feeling, because it is only when sensibility is brought into agreement with this that genuine taste can aSSume a definite invariable form.
Author: M. Bell
Category: Social Science
Sentimentalism, Ethics and the Culture of Feeling defends feeling against customary distrust or condescension by showing that the affective turn of the eighteenth-century cult of sentiment, despite its sometimes surreal manifestations, has led to a positive culture of feeling. The very reaction against sentimentalism has taught us to identity sentimentality. Fiction, moreover, remains a principal means not just of discriminating quality of feeling but of appreciating its essentially imaginative nature.
But it wasn't spared only because of its cultural relevance. Before President Truman wrote in July 1945, “(We) for the common welfare cannot drop this terrible bomb on the old capital or the new,” Kyoto was on the shortlist for being ...
Author: Patrick Colgan
From the crowds of Tokyo to the bears of the far North, from the jungle of the tropical islands to the blooming cherry trees in Kyoto, eventually arriving at the big emptiness left by the devastating 2011 tsunami and nuclear disaster. Patrick Colgan, journalist and traveller, immerses himself in Japanese culture, nature and cuisine and writes about his discovery of a seemingly incomprehensible country. A place, Japan, where feeling a little lost can be fascinating, and trips never really end.
The Culture Code puts the power in your hands. No matter the size of your group or your goal, this book can teach you the principles of cultural chemistry that transform individuals into teams that can accomplish amazing things together.
Author: Daniel Coyle
Category: Business & Economics
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The author of The Talent Code unlocks the secrets of highly successful groups and provides tomorrow’s leaders with the tools to build a cohesive, motivated culture. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY BLOOMBERG AND LIBRARY JOURNAL Where does great culture come from? How do you build and sustain it in your group, or strengthen a culture that needs fixing? In The Culture Code, Daniel Coyle goes inside some of the world’s most successful organizations—including the U.S. Navy’s SEAL Team Six, IDEO, and the San Antonio Spurs—and reveals what makes them tick. He demystifies the culture-building process by identifying three key skills that generate cohesion and cooperation, and explains how diverse groups learn to function with a single mind. Drawing on examples that range from Internet retailer Zappos to the comedy troupe Upright Citizens Brigade to a daring gang of jewel thieves, Coyle offers specific strategies that trigger learning, spark collaboration, build trust, and drive positive change. Coyle unearths helpful stories of failure that illustrate what not to do, troubleshoots common pitfalls, and shares advice about reforming a toxic culture. Combining leading-edge science, on-the-ground insights from world-class leaders, and practical ideas for action, The Culture Code offers a roadmap for creating an environment where innovation flourishes, problems get solved, and expectations are exceeded. Culture is not something you are—it’s something you do. The Culture Code puts the power in your hands. No matter the size of your group or your goal, this book can teach you the principles of cultural chemistry that transform individuals into teams that can accomplish amazing things together. Praise for The Culture Code “I’ve been waiting years for someone to write this book—I’ve built it up in my mind into something extraordinary. But it is even better than I imagined. Daniel Coyle has produced a truly brilliant, mesmerizing read that demystifies the magic of great groups. It blows all other books on culture right out of the water.”—Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Option B, Originals, and Give and Take “If you want to understand how successful groups work—the signals they transmit, the language they speak, the cues that foster creativity—you won’t find a more essential guide than The Culture Code.”—Charles Duhigg, New York Times bestselling author of The Power of Habit and Smarter Faster Better
Concluding the discussion of the origination of the KugaiKarabulak culture , we may say that the chief role in its formation belonged to the resident Ferghanian population of Saka origin , related to the peoples of the north - eastern ...
Daniel Roche discusses general approaches to the history of dress, locates the subject within current French historiography and uses a large sample of inventories to explore the differences between the various social classes in the amount ...
Author: Daniel Roche
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Newly avilable in paperback, this major contribution to cultural history is a study of dress in France in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Daniel Roche discusses general approaches to the history of dress, locates the subject within current French historiography and uses a large sample of inventories to explore the differences between the various social classes in the amount they spent and the kind of clothes they wore. His essential argument is that there was a 'vestimentary revolution' in the later eighteenth century as all sections of the population became caught up in the world of fashion and fast-moving consumption.
Notes Chapter Four Conquests and the Cultural Consequences ( 1 ). 1. Syed Ameer Ali, Spirit of Islam, London, 1946, p. 138. 2. K. A. Hakim, Islamic Ideology, Lahore, 1965, p. vii. 3. Ibid., p. viii. 4. The Qur'an, xix. 36. 5. Ibid..ii.
THE PRODUCTION OF TEXTILES AND TEXTILE CULTURE To recognise this is to admit the pressure of the consumer market . Throughout France , a greater volume of trade responded to a more diversified internal demand . Only this could stimulate ...
... and the new social movement literature in Europe (Melucci 1989; Touraine 1981; Pizzorno 1978; Castells 1983) — explain the emergence of social protest in terms that ignore or misconstrue the cultural changes wrought by this process.
Author: Susan Bibler Coutin
Publisher: Westview Press
Category: Social Science
The Culture of Protest explores how religious activists and Central American immigrants, by protesting U.S. refugee and foreign policy, create practices, meanings, and relationships that are, themselves, a form of social change. Viewing change as an ongoing, incremental process reveals that the sanctuary movement's reinterpretations of legal, religious, and social practices produce cultural forms that enact participants' visions of a more just social order. Unlike recent studies that view U.S. social movements primarily as strategies for achieving political objectives, this book analyzes what goes on in the midst of protest - the conversions that some North Americans experience as they come to know Central American reality, the relationships that form between refugees and sanctuary workers, the jokes and stories told by volunteers, and the religious rituals devised by participants. This rich ethnography reveals facets of change that would be missed by focusing exclusively on explicit goals and long-term strategies. As they assist refugees, sanctuary workers develop international notions of citizenship, create ecumenical interpretations of faith, form egalitarian communities, and cross a border between first and third worlds to view their own society through the eyes of the poor. Sanctuary is thus not only a practical effort to aid refugees and affect U.S. policy but also a cultural and religious movement with profound implications for U.S. society.
with Tumin's book, to be regarded as basic or background material to at least two following volumes, one of which will present intensive data on personality and native psychiatry, the other to analyze the cultural and social changes ...
They are results of decisions which are determined as much by social and cultural, as by scientific arguments. The social aspects of risk definition do not even concern predominantly the controversies between experts.
The complete English poems of John Skelton (London, 1983). , 'Literary culture in the court of Richard II', in Reading the past :essays on medieval and Renaissance literature (Dublin, 1996), pp 114-27. — , The lost tradition: essays on ...
Author: Frances Mary McCormack
Publisher: Four Courts PressLtd
Category: Literary Criticism
Chaucer and the Culture of Dissent investigates the links between Chaucerâ??s Parsonâ??s Tale and Lollard discourse and ideas. From the moment the Parson is introduced in the General Prologue to the Canterbury Tales suggestions of Lollardy surround him. Chaucer therefore invites (or even dares) his reader to go in search of Lollard codes in the Parsonâ??s Tale. This book balances a literary and historical approach to reading Chaucerâ??s Parsonâ??s Tale. Here, Frances McCormack considers the evidence of Chaucerâ??s connection to the movement and analyzes the similarities between the Parsonâ??s language and Lollard sect vocabulary. She investigates whether Chaucer made use of a Wycliffite version of the Bible in writing the tale, and considers whether the Parson expounds any points of Lollard doctrine.
In Shaler s mind there were both cultural and biological reasons for subdividing the human race into a number of separate species. He attached much importance, for example, to the alacrity with which races safeguarded their own customs ...
Author: David N. Livingstone
Publisher: University Alabama Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Nathaniel Southgate Shaler and the Culture of American Science is the first book-length study of the man who served a Harvard's Professor of Geology and Paleontology during the Darwinian era. Shaler was a student of Louis Agassiz and went on to a successful, multifaceted career as a geologist, geographer, educator, humanist, and poet. Livingstone employs a thematic approach to chart Shaler's career against the broader intellectual currents of America's Gilded Age. After tracing Shaler's life story from his boyhood in Kentucky through his student years at Harvard, his service with the Geological Survey, and eventually his years as Dean of Harvard's Lawrence Scientific School, the author examines Shaler's evolutionary vision and portrays his strategic efforts to reconcile the nineteenth century's scientific and religious world views. Livingstone assesses Shaler's prolific writings, including those on race, which demonstrate a typical concern to provide a "scientific" perspective on the political questions of immigration restriction and eugenic control. IN addition, the book explores his efforts to interweave geography and history, particularly in relation to the American frontier; and his contributions to geology and geomorphology. The portrait of Shaler is completed with a review of his educational thinking and his role in establishing the American Summer School and in furthering scientific and technological education. Nathaniel Southgate Shaler emerges from Livingstone's work as a distinctive figure in the development of the new scientific culture, a figure who provides a focal point for assessing the impact of evolutionary naturalism on late-nineteenth-century American thought.
In Reinventing the Culture of Womanhood in America and Brazil, an Anthropological Perspective, Alex Westfried examines the heroic struggle of Brazilian women to restore justice, bring a democratic society, and gain virtually total independence, economically, socially, sexually, and spiritually, to their society. The culture of Brazil and recent developments provide Brazilian middle class women with advantages that American women have still not obtained. Using case studies of Brazilian women, Westfried gives, in full detail, the process of liberation, and the Epilogue develops conceptual icons that compare American and Brazilian culture. This work is integrated with historical events, changes in the family in a postmodern society, changes in women's sexuality, and changes in women's identity. This study is significant as it gives us models for the 21st century and for American women to complete their struggle for equality.
The contents of this book are of great interest to Heathens, and yet it has been nearly impossible to obtain a printed copy of The Culture of the Teutons.
Author: Vilhelm Grnbech
The Culture of the Teutons by Vilhelm Grönbech is out-of-print and in the public domain. It is widely available in various digital formats from a number of sources on the internet. The contents of this book are of great interest to Heathens, and yet it has been nearly impossible to obtain a printed copy of The Culture of the Teutons. Our goal was to make both volumes of Grönbech's book about our ancestors available in one printed book, at an affordable price. Any profits made from this book, will go directly to our fund to build a Hof and Hall in the Heartland of the United States.
To be sure , culture is renewable and non rival : that is , unlike a quantity of mineral or man - hours , a song may be used by one person without exhausting it or preventing its use by another . Nonetheless , the popularity of ...
Author: Helen Fehervary
Publisher: Peter Lang
Category: Literary Criticism
Dieser Band ist Alexander Stephan gewidmet und spiegelt dessen wissenschaftliche Interessengebiete und Leistungen wider. Das Buch enthält Aufsätze von führenden Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftlern zur Politik und Kultur deutsch-amerikanischer Beziehungen sowie zur Tradition der Kulturvermittlung. Die Themen reichen von der aktuellen Politik, Kulturdiplomatie und Amerikanisierung bis zur historischen Auseinandersetzung mit mitteleuropäischen Künstlern und Schriftstellern, die als Intellektuelle einen wesentlichen Einfluss auf die Kulturpolitik der 20er Jahre und auf die Zeit nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg ausübten. This volume reflects the scholarly interests and achievements of Alexander Stephan in whose honor it was conceived. The book presents essays by leading international scholars on the contours of politics and culture in German-American relations as well as broader traditions of cultural mediation. Topics range from current concerns about public policy and cultural diplomacy, Americanization and anti-Americanism to historical considerations of Central European artists and writers who as public intellectuals had signiﬁcant impact on the politics of culture after World War Two and earlier.
According to this theory, the mass media function as a society's “bard”, i.e. as a discursive, social ritual through which a culture communicates with its collective self. Fiske and Hartley (1978, pp. 85-86) point out that both the ...