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The Book of Barely Imagined Beings: A 21st Century Bestiary, Henderson Caspar


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Автор: Henderson Caspar
Название:  The Book of Barely Imagined Beings: A 21st Century Bestiary
Издательство: Wiley
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ISBN: 022604470X
ISBN-13(EAN): 9780226044705
ISBN: 0-226-04470-X
ISBN-13(EAN): 978-0-226-04470-5
Обложка/Формат: Hardcover
Страницы: 448
Вес: 0.861 кг.
Дата издания: 10.04.2013
Язык: ENG
Ссылка на Издательство: Link
Поставляется из: Англии
Описание: From medieval bestiaries to Borgess Book of Imaginary Beings, weve long been enchanted by extraordinary animals, be they terrifying three-headed dogs or asps impervious to a snake charmers song. But bestiaries are more than just zany zoology--they are artful attempts to convey broader beliefs about human beings and the natural order. Today, we no longer fear sea monsters or banshees. But from the infamous honey badger to the giant squid, animals continue to captivate us with the things they can do and the things they cannot, what we know about them and what we dont.

With The Book of Barely Imagined Beings, Caspar Henderson offers readers a fascinating, beautifully produced modern-day menagerie. But whereas medieval bestiaries were often based on folklore and myth, the creatures that abound in Hendersons book--from the axolotl to the zebrafish--are, with one exception, very much with us, albeit sometimes in depleted numbers. The Book of Barely Imagined Beings transports readers to a world of real creatures that seem as if they should be made up--that are somehow more astonishing than anything we might have imagined. The yeti crab, for example, uses its furry claws to farm the bacteria on which it feeds. The waterbear, meanwhile, is among natures extreme survivors, able to withstand a week unprotected in outer space. These and other strange and surprising species invite readers to reflect on what we value--or fail to value--and what we might change.

A powerful combination of wit, cutting-edge natural history, and philosophical meditation, The Book of Barely Imagined Beings is an infectious and inspiring celebration of the sheer ingenuity and variety of life in a time of crisis and change.




Beauty Imagined: A History of the Global Beauty Industry

Автор: Jones Geoffrey
Название: Beauty Imagined: A History of the Global Beauty Industry
ISBN: 0199639620 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780199639625
Издательство: Oxford Academ
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Описание: The global beauty business permeates our lives, influencing how we perceive ourselves and what it is to be beautiful. This book provides the first authoritative history of the global beauty industry from its emergence in the 19th century to the present day, exploring how today's global giants such as Avon, Coty, Estee Lauder, and L'Oreal, grew.

The Imagined Economies of Globalization

Автор: Cameron A & Palan R
Название: The Imagined Economies of Globalization
ISBN: 0761972110 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780761972112
Издательство: Sage Publications
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Описание: How do theories, discussions and debates about globalisation shape the very subject they reflect on? How are conceptions of the state, society and politics are changing in the age of globalisation? This book introduces the main contemporary debates on globalization.

Imagined Hinduism

Автор: Oddie G
Название: Imagined Hinduism
ISBN: 0761934480 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780761934486
Издательство: Sage Publications
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Описание: This book explores the emergence and refinement of the idea of Hinduism as it developed among British Protestant missionaries in the late 18th and 19th centuries. The author traces the growing use of the term 'Hinduism' as a category and label that has come to dominate the way Indian and Western scholars think about Indian religions today.

Imagined Hinduism

Автор: Oddie G
Название: Imagined Hinduism
ISBN: 0761934871 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780761934875
Издательство: Sage Publications
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Описание: Explores the emergence and subsequent refinement of the idea of Hinduism as it developed among British Protestant missionaries in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. This book demonstrates how the missionaries` construction of Hinduism grew out of their own roots in post-Enlightenment Europe, and their Christian conception of religion.

The Re-Imagined Text

Автор: Marsden
Название: The Re-Imagined Text
ISBN: 0813156130 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780813156132
Издательство: Eurospan
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Описание:

Shakespeare's plays were not always the inviolable texts they are almost universally considered to be today. The Restoration and eighteenth century committed what many critics view as one of the most subversive acts in literary history -- the rewriting and restructuring of Shakespeare's plays.

Many of us are familiar with Nahum Tate's "audacious" adaptation of King Lear with its resoundingly happy ending, but Tate was only one of a score of playwrights who adapted Shakespeare's plays. Between 1660 and 1777, more than fifty adaptations appeared in print and on the stage, works in which playwrights augmented, substantially cut, or completely rewrote the original plays. The plays were staged with new characters, new scenes, new endings, and, underlying all this novelty, new words.

Why did this happen? And why, in the later eighteenth century, did it stop? These questions have serious implications regarding both the aesthetics of the literary text and its treatment, for the adaptations manifest the period's perceptions of Shakespeare. As such, they demonstrate an important evolution in the definition of poetic language, and in the idea of what constitutes a literary work.

In The Re-Imagined Text, Jean I. Marsden examines both the adaptations and the network of literary theory that surrounds them, thereby exploring the problems of textual sanctity and of the author's relationship to the text. As she demonstrates, Shakespeare's works, and English literature in general, came to be defined by their words rather than by the plots and morality on which the older aesthetic theory focused -- a clear step toward our modern concern for the word and its varying levels of signification.

Law`s Imagined Republic

Автор: Wilf
Название: Law`s Imagined Republic
ISBN: 0521145287 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780521145282
Издательство: Cambridge Academ
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Описание: Law's Imagined Republic shows how the American Revolution was marked by the rapid proliferation of law talk across the colonies. This legal language was both elite and popular, spanned different forms of expression from words to rituals, and included simultaneously real and imagined law. Since it was employed to mobilize resistance against England, the proliferation of revolutionary legal language became intimately intertwined with politics. Drawing on a wealth of material from criminal cases, Steven Wilf reconstructs the intertextual ways Americans from the 1760s through the 1790s read law: reading one case against another and often self-consciously comparing transatlantic legal systems as they thought about how they might construct their own legal system in a new republic. What transformed extraordinary tales of crime into a political forum? How did different ways of reading or speaking about law shape our legal origins? And, ultimately, how might excavating innovative approaches to law in this formative period, which were constructed in the street as well as in the courtroom, alter our usual understanding of contemporary American legal institutions? Law's Imagined Republic tells the story of the untidy beginnings of American law.

Childhood re-imagined

Автор: Main, Shiho
Название: Childhood re-imagined
ISBN: 0415384966 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780415384964
Издательство: Taylor&Francis
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Описание: Considers Carl Jung`s psychological approach to childhood and argues that his symbolic view deserves a place between the traditional scientific and social-constructionist views of development. This book covers theoretical and methodological discussion and the Developmental School of analytical psychology towards a Jungian developmental psychology.

Politics of Childhoods Real and Imagined

Автор: Alderson Priscilla
Название: Politics of Childhoods Real and Imagined
ISBN: 0415818206 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780415818209
Издательство: Taylor&Francis
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Описание: The second volume of Priscilla Alderson’s popular and renowned book Childhoods Real and Imagined relates dialectical critical realism to childhood. By demonstrating their relevance and value to each other, Alderson presents a practical introductory guide for applying critical realism to research about children and young people. Each chapter summarises key themes from several academic disciplines and policy areas, ranging from climate change and social justice between generations, to neoliberalism, social reform and imagining utopias. Children’s and adults’ views and experiences are reviewed, and whereas the first volume deals with more personal and local aspects of childhood, this volume widens the scope into debates about global politics, which so seldom mention children. Each chapter demonstrates how children and young people are an integral part of the whole of society and are often especially affected by policies and events. This book is written for everyone who is researching, studying or teaching about childhood, or who cares for and works with children and young people, as well as those interested in critical realist approaches.

Imagined Regional Communities

Автор: Sidaway
Название: Imagined Regional Communities
ISBN: 0415862647 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780415862646
Издательство: Taylor&Francis
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Описание: Imagined Regional Communities provides an original approach to thinking about the processes of regional integration. Focusing mostly on communities in Africa, Asia and Latin America, it develops detailed case studies based on archives, interviews and critical readings of existing texts. These case-studies are related to each other and the overall themes of the book, so that a set of narratives and theoretical elaborations emerge, that critically reformulate understandings of regional communities, statehold and sovereignty.

Imagined Democracies

Автор: Ezrahi
Название: Imagined Democracies
ISBN: 1107529921 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781107529922
Издательство: Cambridge Academ
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Описание: This book proposes a revisionist approach to democratic politics. Yaron Ezrahi focuses on the creative unconscious collective imagination that generates ever-changing visions of legitimate power and authority, which compete for enactment and institutionalization in the political arena. If, in the past, political authority was grounded in fictions such as the divine right of kings, the laws of nature, historical determinism and scientism, today the space of democratic politics is filled with multiple alternative social imaginaries of the desirable political order. Exposure to electronic mass media has made contemporary democratic publics more aware that credible popular fictions have greater impact on shaping our political realities than do rational social choices or moral arguments. The pressing political question in contemporary democracy is, therefore, how to select and enact political fictions that promote peace and how to found the political order on checks and balances between alternative political imaginaries of freedom and justice.

International Migration, Social Demotion, and Imagined Advancement / An Ethnography of Socioglobal Mobility

Автор: Pajo Erind
Название: International Migration, Social Demotion, and Imagined Advancement / An Ethnography of Socioglobal Mobility
ISBN: 0387719520 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780387719528
Издательство: Springer
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Описание: Contemporary migration involves a dramatic paradox. Although much of what is considered international or transnational migration today transforms people of a wide range of social standings in the emigration countries into laborers at the bottom social and economic ranks of the immigration countries, millions of individuals worldwide seek to migrate internationally. International Migration, Social Demotion, and Imagined Advancement argues that this paradox cannot be explained for as long as common preconceptions about immigrants’ economic betterment thwart even questioning why individuals who are not threatened by famine or war willingly pursue their demotion abroad. Recognizing immigrants’ decline as such, this book proposes viewing contemporary migration as socioglobal mobility. Revolving around an ethnographic study of the Albanian "emigration" in Greece, International Migration, Social Demotion, and Imagined Advancement finds that imaginaries of the world as a social hierarchy might lie at the roots of much of the contemporary international migration. As would-be emigrants perceive different countries in terms of distinct social stations in a global order, they resolve to put up with numerous social and material deprivations in the hope of advancing internationally. Immigrants are typically thought of as aliens in their de facto home societies, however, and that makes genuine advancement all but impossible.Erind Pajo is Assistant Researcher in Anthropology and Lecturer in Social Sciences at the University of California, Irvine.

Battlefronts real and imagined

Название: Battlefronts real and imagined
ISBN: 1403960844 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781403960849
Издательство: Springer
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Описание: This collection examines the cultural and intellectual dimensions of war and its resolution between Han Chinese and the various ethnically dissimilar peoples surrounding them during the crucial `middle period` of Chinese history.


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