Hidden in Plain Sight

Contributions of Aboriginal Peoples to Canadian Identity and Culture
Author: Daniel J. K. Beavon,Cora Jane Voyageur,David Newhouse
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 0802085814
Category: Social Science
Page: 458
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The history of Aboriginal people in Canada taught in schools and depicted in the media tends to focus on Aboriginal displacement from native lands and the consequent social and cultural disruptions they have endured. Collectively, they are portrayed as passive victims of European colonization and government policy, and, even when well intentioned, these depictions are demeaning and do little to truly represent the role Aboriginal peoples have played in Canadian life. Hidden in Plain Sight adds another dimension to the story, showing the extraordinary contributions Aboriginal peoples have made – and continue to make – to the Canadian experience. From treaties to contemporary arts and literatures, Aboriginal peoples have helped to define Canada and have worked to secure a place of their own making in Canadian culture. For this volume, editors David R. Newhouse, Cora J. Voyageur, and Daniel J.K. Beavon have brought together leading scholars and other impassioned voices, and together, they give full treatment to the Aboriginal contribution to Canada's intellectual, political, economic, social, historic, and cultural landscapes. Included are profiles of several leading figures such as actor Chief Dan George, artist Norval Morrisseau, author Tomson Highway, activist Anna Mae Pictou Aquash, and politician Phil Fontaine, among others. Canada simply would not be what it is today without these contributions. The first of two volumes, Hidden in Plain Sight is key to understanding and appreciating Canadian society and will be essential reading for generations to come.

Hidden in Plain Sight

Contributions of Aboriginal Peoples to Canadian Identity and Culture
Author: Cora J. Voyageur,David Newhouse,Dan Beavon
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442663375
Category: Social Science
Page: 504
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The acclaimed and accessible Hidden in Plain Sight series showcases the extraordinary contributions made by Aboriginal peoples to Canadian identity and culture. This collection features new accounts of Aboriginal peoples working hard to improve their lives and those of other Canadians, and serves as a powerful contrast to narratives that emphasize themes of victimhood, displacement, and cultural disruption. In this second volume of the series, leading scholars and other experts pay tribute to the enduring influence of Aboriginal peoples on Canadian economic and community development, environmental initiatives, education, politics, and arts and culture. Interspersed are profiles of many significant Aboriginal figures, including singer-songwriter and educator Buffy Sainte-Marie, politician Elijah Harper, entrepreneur Dave Tuccaro, and musician Robbie Robertson. Hidden in Plain Sight continues to enrich and broaden our understandings of Aboriginal and Canadian history, while providing inspiration for a new generation of leaders and luminaries.

Hidden in Plain Sight

A Deep Traveler Explores Connecticut
Author: David K. Leff
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
ISBN: 0819572829
Category: Travel
Page: 264
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In the course of the mundane routines of life, we encounter a variety of landscapes and objects, either ignoring them or looking without interest at what appears to be just a tree, stone, anonymous building, or dirt road. But the “deep traveler,” according to Hartford Courant essayist David K. Leff, doesn’t make this mistake. Instead, the commonplace elements become the most important. By learning to see the magic in the mundane, we not only enrich daily life with a sense of place, we are more likely to protect and make those places better. Over his many years working at the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection and writing about the state’s landscape, Leff gained unparalleled intimacy while traveling its byways and back roads. In Hidden in Plain Sight, Leff’s essays and photographs take us on a point-by-point journey, revealing the rich stories behind many of Connecticut’s overlooked landmarks, from the Merritt Parkway and Cornwall’s Cathedral Pines to roadside rock art and centuries-old milestones.

Hidden in Plain Sight

How to Find and Execute Your Company's Next Big Growth Strategy
Author: Erich Joachimsthaler
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 1422163318
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 253
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Companies must innovate to grow, but they often forget to look beyond their own brands. Take Sony, for example. Its success with consumer innovations like the Walkman blinded it to obvious changes in how, when, and where people wanted their music. Apple capitalized on those changes in demand with the iPod, providing a new way of listening to music and of managing one’s entire music library. This book explains how you can spot these opportunities that are hidden in plain sight. It introduces the demand-first innovation and growth model that will show you how to become an unbiased observer of people’s consumption and usage behaviors. Refining this skill helps companies generate organic growth through new products, services, solutions, and experiences that truly enhance peoples’ lives. Revealing the innovative processes of such organizations as BMW, Proctor and Gamble, GE Healthcare, and Frito-Lay, Hidden in Plain Sight offers you a new approach to identifying and executing your company’s growth strategy.

Hidden in Plain Sight

Esoteric Power Training within Japanese Martial Traditions
Author: Ellis Amdur
Publisher: Freelance Academy Press
ISBN: 1937439372
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 441
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Ellis Amdur's writing on martial arts has been groundbreaking. In Dueling with O-sensei, he challenged practitioners that the moral dimension of martial arts is expressed in acts of integrity, not spiritual platitudes and the deification of fantasized warrior-sages. In Old School, he applied both academic rigor and keen observation towards some of the classical martial arts of Japan, leavening his writing with vivid descriptions of many of the actual practitioners of these wonderful traditions. His first edition of Hidden in Plain Sight was a discussion of esoteric training methods once common, but now all but lost within Japanese martial arts. These methodologies encompassed mental imagery, breath-work, and a variety of physical techniques, offering the potential to develop skills and power sometimes viewed as nearly superhuman. Usually believed to be the provenance of Chinese martial arts, Amdur asserted that elements of such training still remain within a few martial traditions: literally, 'hidden in plain sight.' Two-thirds larger, this second edition is so much more. Amdur digs deep into the past, showing the complexity of human strength, its adaptation to varying lifestyles, and the nature of physical culture pursued for martial ends. Amdur goes into detail concerning varieties of esoteric power training within martial arts, culminating in a specific methodology known as 'six connections' or 'internal strength.' With this discussion as a baseline, he then discusses the transfer of esoteric power training from China to various Japanese jūjutsu systems as well as Japanese swordsman-ship emanating from the Kurama traditions. Finally, he delves into the innovative martial tradition of Dait�-ryū and its most important offshoot, aikid�, showing how the mercurial, complicated figures of Takeda Sokaku and Morihei Ueshiba were less the embodiment of something new, than a re-imagining of their past

Hidden in plain sight

the practice of Christian meditation
Author: Avery Brooke
Publisher: Harper San Francisco
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fiction
Page: 143
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Hidden in Plain Sight

The Secret of More
Author: Mark Buchanan
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 1418554634
Category: Religion
Page: 244
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Even for the religious, life is full of questions: What is faith? Can my life be more satisfying? How can I deepen my walk with Christ? What does it mean to be happy? These bubble and boil underneath the surface of our everyday life. And though we ignore them, we know they point us to realms of wisdom or even mystery-to something more. Author Mark Buchanan asked these same questions. "I want more, God," he prayed-and the answer was more than he was looking for. It was right there, hidden in plain sight among the syllables and syntax of a few words of advice from the apostle Peter. With time and experience, Buchanan learned to tease it out, this secret of more, and he wrote a book about it: Hidden in Plain Sight. The answer, he discovered, is an investigation of the cross. The answer is an excavation of the virtues. The answer urges us passionately to "make every effort." And, Buchanan tells us, the answer is worth it.

Hidden in Plain Sight

Finding Wisdom and Meaning in the Parts of the Bible Most People Skip
Author: Dr. Boyd Seevers
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 1441270132
Category: Religion
Page: 192
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Discover Nuggest of Truth Hidden in the Lesser-Known Parts of the Bible Christians who attempt to read the entire Bible often get stuck when they come to the genealogies, lists of numbers, and confusing prophecies. They wonder, Do I have to read the whole thing? Trusted Bible scholar Boyd Seevers shows how to appreciate and even enjoy those difficult passages. He gives examples of the hidden treasures in some of the lesser-known sections of the Bible and then shows readers how to unlock difficult passages on their own. This book will reveal why God included these parts, breathe new life into Bible reading, and help readers connect to God in new ways.

Hidden in Plain Sight

The Social Structure of Irrelevance
Author: Eviatar Zerubavel
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199366632
Category: Social Science
Page: 208
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Many of us take for granted that what we perceive is a completely accurate representation of the world around us. Yet we have all had the experience of suddenly realizing that the keys or glasses that we had been looking for in vain were right in front of us the whole time. The capacity of our sense organs far exceeds our mental capabilities, and as such, looking at something does not guarantee that we will notice it. Our minds constantly prioritize and organize the information we take in, bringing certain things to the foreground, while letting others - that which we deem irrelevant - recede into the background. What ultimately determines what we perceive, and what we do not? In this fascinating book, noted sociologist Eviatar Zerubavel argues that we perceive things not just as human beings but as social beings. Drawing on fascinating examples from science, the art world, optical illusions, and all walks of life, he shows that what we notice or ignore varies across cultures and throughout history, and illustrates how our environment and our social lives - everything from our lifestyles to our professions to our nationalities - play a role in determining how we actually use our senses to access the world. A subtle yet powerful examination of one of the central features of our conscious life, this book offers a way to think about all that might otherwise remain hidden in plain sight.

Hidden in Plain Sight

How to Create Extraordinary Products for Tomorrow's Customers
Author: Jan Chipchase,Simon Steinhardt
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062125710
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 256
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Hidden in Plain Sight by global innovation consultant Jan Chipchase with Simon Steinhardt is a fascinating look at how consumers think and behave. Chipchase, named by Fortune as “one of the 50 smartest people in tech,” has traveled the world, studying people of all nations and their habits, paying attention to the ordinary things that we do every day an how they effect our buying decisions. Future-focused and provocative, Hidden in Plain Sight: How to Create Extraordinary Products for Tomorrow's Customers illuminates exactly what drives consumers to make the choices they do, and demonstrates how all types of businesses can learn to see—and capitalize upon—what is hidden in plain sight today to create businesses tomorrow.

Hidden in Plain Sight

An Archaeology of Magic and the Cinema
Author: Colin Williamson
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 081357255X
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 248
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What does it mean to describe cinematic effects as “movie magic,” to compare filmmakers to magicians, or to say that the cinema is all a “trick”? The heyday of stage illusionism was over a century ago, so why do such performances still serve as a key reference point for understanding filmmaking, especially now that so much of the cinema rests on the use of computers? To answer these questions, Colin Williamson situates film within a long tradition of magical practices that combine art and science, involve deception and discovery, and evoke two forms of wonder—both awe at the illusion displayed and curiosity about how it was performed. He thus considers how, even as they mystify audiences, cinematic illusions also inspire them to learn more about the technologies and techniques behind moving images. Tracing the overlaps between the worlds of magic and filmmaking, Hidden in Plain Sight examines how professional illusionists and their tricks have been represented onscreen, while also considering stage magicians who have stepped behind the camera, from Georges Méliès to Ricky Jay. Williamson offers an insightful, wide-ranging investigation of how the cinema has functioned as a “device of wonder” for more than a century, while also exploring how several key filmmakers, from Orson Welles to Christopher Nolan and Martin Scorsese, employ the rhetoric of magic. Examining pre-cinematic visual culture, animation, nonfiction film, and the digital trickery of today’s CGI spectacles, Hidden in Plain Sight provides an eye-opening look at the powerful ways that magic has shaped our modes of perception and our experiences of the cinema.

Hidden in Plain Sight

The Tragedy of Children's Rights from Ben Franklin to Lionel Tate
Author: Barbara Bennett Woodhouse
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691146218
Category: Law
Page: 384
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Hidden in Plain Sight tells the tragic untold story of children's rights in America. It asks why the United States today, alone among nations, rejects the most universally embraced human-rights document in history, the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. This book is a call to arms for America to again be a leader in human rights, and to join the rest of the civilized world in recognizing that the thirst for justice is not for adults alone. Barbara Bennett Woodhouse explores the meaning of children's rights throughout American history, interweaving the childhood stories of iconic figures such as Benjamin Franklin with those of children less known but no less courageous, like the heroic youngsters who marched for civil rights. How did America become a place where twelve-year-old Lionel Tate could be sentenced to life in prison without parole for the 1999 death of a young playmate? In answering questions like this, Woodhouse challenges those who misguidedly believe that America's children already have more rights than they need, or that children's rights pose a threat to parental autonomy or family values. She reveals why fundamental human rights and principles of dignity, equality, privacy, protection, and voice are essential to a child's journey into adulthood, and why understanding rights for children leads to a better understanding of human rights for all. Compassionate, wise, and deeply moving, Hidden in Plain Sight will force an examination of our national resistance--and moral responsibility--to recognize children's rights.

Hidden in Plain Sight: America's Slaves of the New Millennium


Author: Kimberly Mehlman-Orozco
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440854041
Category: Social Science
Page: 245
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Pimp-controlled sex workers, exploited migrants, domestic servants, and sex trafficking of runaway and homeless youth are just a few of the many forms of sex trafficking and labor trafficking going on all around the world—including in the United States. This book exposes both well-known and more obscure forms of human trafficking, documenting how these heinous crimes are encountered in our daily lives. • Exposes the tragic fact that human trafficking is likely going on in every city of the United States, often in legitimate industries, and that every American has worn, touched, or consumed goods produced with slave labor • Documents the shocking number of human trafficking forms, including sex trafficking of runaway and homeless youth, mail-order brides, forced labor and sex trafficking in massage parlors and nail salons, door-to-door solicitation crews, military sex tourism, child sex tourism, domestic servitude, gang-controlled sex trafficking, slavery in the chocolate and textile industries, and exploitation of undocumented migrants • Features a combination of direct experiences identifying and rescuing victims, interviews with convicted human traffickers, empirical research, and criminal case files • Lays out action items for the modern-day abolitionist movement to better prevent human trafficking victimization, as well as to protect survivors and prosecute offenders

Hidden in Plain Sight

The Signposts of the Coming of the Antichrist Revealed
Author: Mark Davidson
Publisher: Xulon Press
ISBN: 1619960257
Category: Bible
Page: 264
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Hidden in Plain Sight is a book about Bible end-times prophecy, but ti is not typical. Starting with the assumption that the Antichrist may turn out to be a Muslim and not a Roman, the book uses historical sources to show that Bible prophecy actually argues for a Muslim Antichrist. Then, using this new way of looking at prophecy, this book explores several Bible passages, revealing a series of events that must take place before the Tribulation. Where the Bible was thought to be silent about the years leading up to the Tribulation, it actually has much to say.

Hidden In Plain Sight - Reminders of World War II Berlin


Author: N.A
Publisher: El Chinero
ISBN: 1411600630
Category: Berlin (Germany)
Page: 249
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Travel guide for unpublicized WWII Berlin Sites. Focuses on sites "off the beaten path," and includes advice for getting around, route planning, and a German vocabulary guide.

Hidden in Plain Sight

What Really Caused the World's Worst Financial Crisis and Why It Could Happen Again
Author: Peter J. Wallison
Publisher: Encounter Books
ISBN: 159403866X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 432
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The 2008 financial crisis—like the Great Depression—was a world-historical event. What caused it will be debated for years, if not generations. The conventional narrative is that the financial crisis was caused by Wall Street greed and insufficient regulation of the financial system. That narrative produced the Dodd-Frank Act, the most comprehensive financial-system regulation since the New Deal. There is evidence, however, that the Dodd-Frank Act has slowed the recovery from the recession. If insufficient regulation caused the financial crisis, then the Dodd-Frank Act will never be modified or repealed; proponents will argue that doing so will cause another crisis. A competing narrative about what caused the financial crisis has received little attention. This view, which is accepted by almost all Republicans in Congress and most conservatives, contends that the crisis was caused by government housing policies. This book extensively documents this view. For example, it shows that in June 2008, before the crisis, 58 percent of all US mortgages were subprime or other low-quality mortgages. Of these, 76 percent were on the books of government agencies such as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. When these mortgages defaulted in 2007 and 2008, they drove down housing prices and weakened banks and other mortgage holders, causing the crisis. After this book is published, no one will be able to claim that the financial crisis was caused by insufficient regulation, or defend Dodd-Frank, without coming to terms with the data this book contains.

Beast Vs. Survivor

Hidden in Plain Sight
Author: Hazel
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1504976207
Category: Religion
Page: 202
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This book will not only give insight to the understanding of 666 but will also reveal to you what the United States is called in the Bible. I will show you the scripture that speaks of the New York 9/11 attack and the next one that is to come. It will tell you how it will come, where it will come, and when. It will also let you know the part our contemporary leaders will play in this highly controversial dilemma here in the United States and the Middle East. It will also show who the great whore is and what countries she controls. Will the Vatican and the new pope play a part? Answers to these questions and more are yours when you read Hidden in Plain Sight.

Hidden in plain sight

Quaker women's writings, 1650-1700
Author: Mary Garman
Publisher: Pendle Hill Pubns
ISBN: N.A
Category: Religion
Page: 540
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These tracts proclaim an experience of God that rocked the social order of seventeeth-century England. The Quaker women's voices add new language to the power of God's movement in our lives.

The Red Kettle

Hidden in Plain Sight
Author: Janelle Scott
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1490759867
Category: Fiction
Page: 210
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Carolines parents are killed in a tragic motor vehicle accident and she is left alone, except for her dog, Hurry. She is inexperienced in matters of the heart, lonely since her parents deaths and marries a work colleague, Owen. She knows that this is not a match made in heaven, but goes ahead with the wedding against her better judgment. He bullies her and when she is pregnant with their child, he ignores her existence. After Gavin is born Caroline knows that if she is to have any chance of a better life, she needs to find a way to earn some money and put it away where her husband wont find it. Owen hates the shiny red kettle that sits on the kitchen bench and is a constant reminder to him of Carolines former life. This is where she secretes the money she makes at her part-time job. Margie, the owner of the coffee shop for whom Caroline secretly bakes cookies, asks her what she is saving up for. Caroline answers Freedom.

Hidden in Plain Sight


Author: Leslie Townsend
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 0595237827
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 158
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Leslie lives life to the fullest. She is loved and respected by her family and friends. Throughout her life, she has achieved many goals including working as a model, getting married and entertaining audiences as a stand-up comedienne. However, all the while, Leslie has been hiding a secret about her past. Always fearful of being rejected and ostracized if the truth came to light, Leslie kept her past just that, the past.But secrets weigh heavy on her mind and after years of lies and covering her tracks through career pursuits and relationships, she has decided to tell the truth about her transsexual history and the struggle to live with the legacy of her decision.This story follows the journey of a child in confusion, an adolescent in turmoil and a young adult, who embarks on a quest for wholeness. It is a story of breaking gender barriers and of crossing the chasm from male to female.