The Invention of Women

THE INVENTION OF WOMEN demonstrates that biology as a rationale for organizing the social world is a Western construction not applicable in Yoruban culture where social organization was determined by relative age.

Author: Oyèrónkẹ́ Oyěwùmí

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 0816624410

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 229

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The author traces the misapplication of Western, body-oriented concepts of gender through the history of gender discourses in Yoruba studies. THE INVENTION OF WOMEN demonstrates that biology as a rationale for organizing the social world is a Western construction not applicable in Yoruban culture where social organization was determined by relative age.
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The Invention of Solitude

After the death of his own father, Auster discovers a 60-year-old family murder mystery that could account for the old man's elusive character. Later the book shifts from Auster's identity as son to his own role as father.

Author: Paul Auster

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: 9780143112228

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 176

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"One day there is life . . . and then, suddenly, it happens there is death". So begins THE INVENTION OF SOLITUDE, Paul Auster's moving and personal meditation on fatherhood. After the death of his own father, Auster discovers a 60-year-old family murder mystery that could account for the old man's elusive character. Later the book shifts from Auster's identity as son to his own role as father.
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The Invention of Hugo Cabret

Here is a stunning cinematic tour de force from a boldly innovative storyteller and artist.

Author: Brian Selznick

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 9780545921947

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 544

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Don't miss Selznick's other novels in words and pictures, Wonderstruck and The Marvels, which together with The Invention of Hugo Cabret, form an extraordinary thematic trilogy! 2008 Caldecott Medal winnerThe groundbreaking debut novel from bookmaking pioneer, Brian Selznick!Orphan, clock keeper, and thief, Hugo lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station, where his survival depends on secrets and anonymity. But when his world suddenly interlocks--like the gears of the clocks he keeps--with an eccentric, bookish girl and a bitter old man who runs a toy booth in the station, Hugo's undercover life and his most precious secret are put in jeopardy. A cryptic drawing, a treasured notebook, a stolen key, a mechanical man, and a hidden message from Hugo's dead father form the backbone of this intricate, tender, and spellbinding mystery.With 284 pages of original drawings and combining elements of picture book, graphic novel, and film, Brian Selznick breaks open the novel form to create an entirely new reading experience. Here is a stunning cinematic tour de force from a boldly innovative storyteller and artist.
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The Invention of the Land of Israel From Holy Land to Homeland

Evaluates the notions of a Promised Land to explain why Israel has become the site of the longest running national struggle of the twentieth century, posing a controversial argument that the concept of a "Land of Israel" facilitated ...

Author: Shlomo Sand

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 9781844679461

Category: History

Page: 295

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Evaluates the notions of a Promised Land to explain why Israel has become the site of the longest running national struggle of the twentieth century, posing a controversial argument that the concept of a "Land of Israel" facilitated colonization and is threatening the existence of the Jewish state today.
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The Invention of Race in the European Middle Ages

This book challenges the common belief that race and racisms are phenomena that began only in the modern era.

Author: Geraldine Heng

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781108422789

Category: History

Page: 493

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This book challenges the common belief that race and racisms are phenomena that began only in the modern era.
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The Invention of Nature

A portrait of the German naturalist reveals his ongoing influence on humanity's relationship with the natural world today, discussing such topics as his views on climate change, conservation, and nature as a resource for all life.

Author: Andrea Wulf

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780345806291

Category: Nature

Page: 473

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A portrait of the German naturalist reveals his ongoing influence on humanity's relationship with the natural world today, discussing such topics as his views on climate change, conservation, and nature as a resource for all life.
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The Invention of Morel

This novel is a Latin American masterpiece of plotting and suspense by Adolfo Bioy Casares.

Author: Adolfo Bioy Casares

Publisher: New York Review of Books

ISBN: 1590170571

Category: Fiction

Page: 103

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This novel is a Latin American masterpiece of plotting and suspense by Adolfo Bioy Casares.
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The Invention That Changed the World

A real-life technological thriller recalls a group of scientists whose invention of radar during World War II changed the course of the war and chronicles the post-war accomplishments of the scientists, many Nobel Prize winners, who applied ...

Author: Robert Buderi

Publisher: Touchstone

ISBN: 0684835290

Category: Science

Page: 576

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A real-life technological thriller recalls a group of scientists whose invention of radar during World War II changed the course of the war and chronicles the post-war accomplishments of the scientists, many Nobel Prize winners, who applied their knowledge to peacetime fields. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
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The Invention of Childhood

Michael is contributing a lengthy foreword to the book. 'The Invention of Childhood' will expand on a number of key themes from the radio series, including the idea of childhood as a distinct stage of life.

Author: Hugh Cunningham

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781446416150

Category: History

Page: 320

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The Invention of Childhood will paint a vivid picture of the lives of children in Britain from pagan Anglo-Saxon times to the present day. Drawing heavily on primary sources, such as diaries, autobiographies, paintings, photographs and letters, the book will present a complete chronological history of the experience of children in Britain during the past 1500 years. We will learn the key elements that have shaped their lives down the ages and how this has differed as a result of gender, geography and ethnicity. The book will also relate children's lives to larger events in national and international history. Written by Hugh Cunningham the Professor of History at the Universtity of Kent at Canterbury, and an expert on childhood history - the book will accompany the Radio 4 series presented by the highly respected children's author Michael Morpurgo. Michael is contributing a lengthy foreword to the book. 'The Invention of Childhood' will expand on a number of key themes from the radio series, including the idea of childhood as a distinct stage of life. Opinions on when childhood should start and end, and how it differs from adulthood have changed considerably down the centuries. And these inventions and reinventions of childhood (hence the title) have had a profound effect on children's lives. The prolonged childhood we enjoy in Britain today was a luxury few could afford in the past. This fascinating study will draw attention to the ways in which we may find childhood and children in the past quite similar to the present and to ways in which childrens lives from the past seem to differ sharply from the lives children lead today.
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The Invention of Printing

Conflicting Theories about the Invention of Typography ... Was it an Invention or a Combination ? Errors of Superficial Observers ... Merit of the Invention is not in Impression ... Not altogether in Types or Composition .

Author: Theodore Low De Vinne

Publisher:

ISBN: ONB:+Z255660307

Category: Incunabula

Page: 550

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On the Invention of Printing A lecture

That we should give God the glory is also manifest from the fact that in comparatively modern inventions of importance , the identity of the inventor is seldom made out . In many cases we do not even know his name .

Author: Charles Tomlinson

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ISBN: BL:A0018219823

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The Invention of Race

The Invention of Race—Scientific and Popular Representations of Race from Linnaeus to the Ethnic Shows Nicolas Bancel, Thomas David, andDominic Thomas The ...

Author: Nicolas Bancel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317801160

Category: History

Page: 308

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This edited collection explores the genesis of scientific conceptions of race and their accompanying impact on the taxonomy of human collections internationally as evidenced in ethnographic museums, world fairs, zoological gardens, international colonial exhibitions and ethnic shows. A deep epistemological change took place in Europe in this domain toward the end of the eighteenth century, producing new scientific representations of race and thereby triggering a radical transformation in the visual economy relating to race and racial representation and its inscription in the body. These practices would play defining roles in shaping public consciousness and the representation of “otherness” in modern societies. The Invention of Race provides contextualization that is often lacking in contemporary discussions on diversity, multiculturalism and race.
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The Invention of Multilingualism

We're going to need many creative-and-credible inventions of multilingualism and translanguaging, and examples of these arise throughout the coming chapters ...

Author: David Gramling

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108490306

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 280

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Explores what multilingualism means today, in a historical moment when it is under intense discursive and technological pressure.
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Genre And The Invention Of The Writer

privatization of invention in currenttraditional rhetoric; and Faigley (1992) showed how postmodernist theories could inform notions of subjectivity in ...

Author: Anis Bawarshi

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 9780874214765

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 220

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In a focused and compelling discussion, Anis Bawarshi looks to genre theory for what it can contribute to a refined understanding of invention. In describing what he calls "the genre function," he explores what is at stake for the study and teaching of writing to imagine invention as a way that writers locate themselves, via genres, within various positions and activities. He argues, in fact, that invention is a process in which writers are acted upon by genres as much as they act themselves. Such an approach naturally requires the composition scholar to re-place invention from the writer to the sites of action, the genres, in which the writer participates. This move calls for a thoroughly rhetorical view of invention, roughly in the tradition of Richard Young, Janice Lauer, and those who have followed them. Instead of mastering notions of "good" writing, Bawarshi feels that students gain more from learning how to adapt socially and rhetorically as they move from one "genred" site of action to the next.
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The Invention of Functionalism

Search and Research Lectures and Papers 4 The Invention of " Functionalism " Josef Wulf , Martin Broszat , and the Institute for Contemporary History ...

Author: Nicolas Berg

Publisher: Wallstein Verlag

ISBN: 3835302914

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The Invention of Celebrity

The invention of photography had a considerable impact in the long run, because it allowed for reproduction on a grand scale of the face of celebrities, ...

Author: Antoine Lilti

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781509508778

Category: History

Page: 320

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Frequently perceived as a characteristic of modern culture, the phenomenon of celebrity has much older roots. In this book Antoine Lilti shows that the mechanisms of celebrity were developed in Europe during the Enlightenment, well before films, yellow journalism, and television, and then flourished during the Romantic period on both sides of the Atlantic. Figures from across the arts like Voltaire, Garrick, and Liszt were all veritable celebrities in their time, arousing curiosity and passionate loyalty from their “fans.” The rise of the press, new advertising techniques, and the marketing of leisure brought a profound transformation in the visibility of celebrities: private lives were now very much on public show. Nor was politics spared this cultural upheaval: Marie-Antoinette, George Washington, and Napoleon all experienced a political world transformed by the new demands of celebrity. And when the people suddenly appeared on the revolutionary scene, it was no longer enough to be legitimate; it was crucial to be popular too. Lilti retraces the profound social upheaval precipitated by the rise of celebrity and explores the ambivalence felt toward this new phenomenon. Both sought after and denounced, celebrity evolved as the modern form of personal prestige, assuming the role that glory played in the aristocratic world in a new age of democracy and evolving forms of media. While uncovering the birth of celebrity in the eighteenth century, Lilti's perceptive history at the same time shines light on the continuing importance of this phenomenon in today’s world.
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The Invention Hunters Discover How Machines Work

Learn about machines the fun way! The Magic School Bus meets The Way Things Work in this kid-friendly guide to understanding the basics of simple machines, perfect for budding engineers.

Author: Korwin Briggs

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0316436798

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

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Learn about machines the fun way! The Magic School Bus meets The Way Things Work in this kid-friendly guide to understanding the basics of simple machines, perfect for budding engineers. The Invention Hunters travel the globe in their flying museum collecting the world's greatest inventions! Today they've landed in a construction zone. These silly scientists think they've stumbled on incredible specimens of everything you'd never find at a building site, from roller skates and pogo sticks to swords and race cars. But what they really discover--with a kid as their guide--is how simple machines like pulleys, cranks, and levers are used to engineer tools ranging from jackhammers to dump trucks...and even toilets! Using simple explanations and diagrams and a heaping helping of humor, the Invention Hunters make the perfect companions for curious kids who are ready to learn about science, physics, engineering, history, and more.
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The Invention of Air

PENGUIN BOOKS THE INVENTION OF AIR Steven Johnson is the author of the acclaimed books Everything Bad is Good for You (described as a 'must read' by Mark ...

Author: Stephen T Johnson

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141044910

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 176

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In 1794, Joseph Priestley - amateur scientist, ordained minister and radical thinker - set sail for America to escape persecution. Stephen Johnson tells his incredible story: the discovery of oxygen, the invention of a science, the founding of a church, and, with the great minds of his time, the development of the United States itself. But Priestley's revolutionary ideas put him in terrible danger. Johnson uses the progress of Priestley and his colleagues not merely to describe the wonder of discovery, but to show us how we have come to understand the world, how far we have travelled with the power of human enquiry - and how one man's curiosity can help build an entire country.
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The Invention of the Self

This was principally due to the invention of two new devices – the pendulum, adapted for use with clocks in 1656 (Fig. 9.8), and the balance-spring, ...

Author: Andrew Spira

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350091061

Category: Philosophy

Page: 416

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This book is an examination of personal identity, exploring both who we think we are, and how we construct the sense of ourselves through art. It proposes that the notion of personal identity is a psycho-social construction that has evolved over many centuries. While this idea has been widely discussed in recent years, Andrew Spira approaches it from a completely new point of view. Rather than relying on the thinking subject's attempts to identify itself consciously and verbally, it focuses on the traces that the self-sense has unconsciously left in the fabric of its environment in the form of non-verbal cultural conventions. Covering a millennium of western European cultural history, it amounts to an 'anthropology of personal identity in the West'. Following a broadly chronological path, Spira traces the self-sense from its emergence from the collectivity of the medieval Church to its consummation in the individualistic concept of artistic genius in the nineteenth century. In doing so, it aims to bridge a gap that exists between cultural history and philosophy. Regarding cultural history (especially art history), it elicits significances from its material that have been thoroughly overlooked. Regarding philosophy, it highlights the crucial role that material culture plays in the formation of philosophical ideas. It argues that the sense of personal self is as much revealed by cultural conventions - and as a cultural convention - as it is observable to the mind as an object of philosophical enquiry.
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The Invention of News

Schemes of land reclamation, patent diving bells, new inventions and trading schemes made their optimistic pleas for investors' money.

Author: Andrew Pettegree

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300206227

Category: History

Page: 453

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“A fascinating account of the gathering and dissemination of news from the end of the Middle Ages to the French Revolution” and the rise of the newspaper (Glenn Altschuler, The Huffington Post). Long before the invention of printing, let alone the daily newspaper, people wanted to stay informed. In the pre-industrial era, news was mostly shared through gossip, sermons, and proclamations. The age of print brought pamphlets, ballads, and the first news-sheets. In this groundbreaking history, renowned historian Andrew Pettegree tracks the evolution of news in ten countries over the course of four centuries, examining the impact of news media on contemporary events and the lives of an ever-more-informed public. The Invention of News sheds light on who controlled the news and who reported it; the use of news as a tool of political protest and religious reform; issues of privacy and titillation; the persistent need for news to be current and for journalists to be trustworthy; and people’s changing sense of themselves and their communities as they experienced newly opened windows on the world. “This expansive view of news and how it reached people will be fascinating to readers interested in communication and cultural history.” —Library Journal (starred review)
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