Dangerous Voices

Women's Laments and Greek Literature

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Author: Gail Holst-Warhaft

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134908083

Category: History

Page: 240

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In Dangerous Voices Holst-Warhaft investigates the power and meaning of the ancient lament, especially women's mourning of the dead, and sets out to discover why legislation was introduced to curb these laments in antiquity. An investigation of laments ranging from New Guinea to Greece suggests that this essentially female art form gave women considerable power over the rituals of death. The threat they posed to the Greek state caused them to be appropriated by male writers including the tragedians. Holst-Warhaft argues that the loss of the traditional lament in Greece and other countries not only deprives women of their traditional control over the rituals of death but leaves all mourners impoverished.

Masking Terror

How Women Contain Violence in Southern Sri Lanka

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Author: Alex Argenti-Pillen

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812236882

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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Focusing on the involvement of the pseudonymous village of Udahenagama in the atrocities of the civil war of the late 1980s and the inter-ethnic war against the Tamil guerrillas, Masking Terror describes the response of women in the rural slums of southern Sri Lanka to the further spread of violence. To reconstruct the violent backgrounds of these soldiers, she presents the stories of their mothers, sisters, wives, and grandmothers, providing a perspective on the conflict between Sinhalese and Tamil populations not found elsewhere."

Listening Subjects

Music, Psychoanalysis, Culture

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Author: David Schwarz

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822319221

Category: Music

Page: 211

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On psychoanalysis and music appreciation

Plato’s Protagoras

Essays on the Confrontation of Philosophy and Sophistry

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Author: Olof Pettersson,Vigdis Songe-Møller

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319455850

Category: Philosophy

Page: 235

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This book presents a thorough study and an up to date anthology of Plato’s Protagoras. International authors' papers contribute to the task of understanding how Plato introduced and negotiated a new type of intellectual practice – called philosophy – and the strategies that this involved. They explore Plato’s dialogue, looking at questions of how philosophy and sophistry relate, both on a methodological and on a thematic level. While many of the contributing authors argue for a sharp distinction between sophistry and philosophy, this is contested by others. Readers may consider the distinctions between philosophy and traditional forms of poetry and sophistry through these papers. Questions for readers' attention include: To what extent is Socrates’ preferred mode of discourse, and his short questions and answers, superior to Protagoras’ method of sophistic teaching? And why does Plato make Socrates and Protagoras reverse positions as it comes to virtue and its teachability? This book will appeal to graduates and researchers with an interest in the origins of philosophy, classical philosophy and historical philosophy.

A Companion to Sophocles

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Author: Kirk Ormand

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444356895

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 640

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A Companion to Sophocles presents the first comprehensive collection of essays in decades to address all aspects of the life, works, and critical reception of Sophocles. First collection of its kind to provide introductory essays to the fragments of his lost plays and to the remaining fragments of one satyr-play, the Ichneutae, in addition to each of his extant tragedies Features new essays on Sophoclean drama that go well beyond the current state of scholarship on Sophocles Presents readings that historicize Sophocles in relation to the social, cultural, and intellectual world of fifth century Athens Seeks to place later interpretations and adaptations of Sophocles in their historical context Includes essays dedicated to issues of gender and sexuality; significant moments in the history of interpreting Sophocles; and reception of Sophocles by both ancient and modern playwrights

Anthology of Ancient Medival Woman's Song

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Author: A. Klinck

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1403979561

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 196

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This collection focuses on a woman's point of view in love poetry, and juxtaposes poems by women and poems about women to raise questions about how femininity is constructed. Although most medieval 'woman's songs' are either anonymous or male-authored lyrics in a popular style, the term can usefully be expanded to cover poetry composed by women, and poetry that is aristocratic or learned rather than popular. Poetry from ancient Greece and Rome that resonates with the medieval poems is also included here. Readers will find a range of voices, often echoing similar themes, as women rejoice or lament, praise or condemn, plead or curse, speak in jest or in earnest, to men and to each other, about love.

Alien Encounter

Homeworld: Conclusion

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Author: Casey Lytle Lytle

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1469714116

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 212

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Candy Tennison is missing. What they thought had been a simple rescue mission has become a battle to reunite their family and save their adopted world, Earth. While the Angry Man advances his plans, Rholette continues to frustrate his conspirators, and Amy learns the truth of her Endoran heritage, and discovers a destiny she doesnt want. The conclusion of the Homeworld trilogy pits the Tennisons against an invasion force, and leads them to a secret beneath the Earth. A secret which reaches back to the worlds very creation, and is essential to its future.

Voices

Postgraduate Perspectives on Inter-disciplinarity

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Author: Kathryn Vincent,Juan Fernando Botero-Garcia

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443832413

Category: Art

Page: 455

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Voices: Postgraduate Perspectives on Inter-disciplinarity was created out of a compilation of papers presented at the University of Aberdeen’s annual College of arts and Social Sciences Postgraduate Conference, more widely known as Moving Forward. This conference reached its sixth year in 2009. Both the conference and proposed collection incorporate the colleges of Divinity, History and Philosophy; Education; Language and Literature; Law; Social Sciences; Music and Business. Moving Forward is an annual event, sponsored by the College of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Aberdeen, and the Roberts Fund. Given the variety of papers received for, and the number of disciplines involved in this project, it was deemed that a theme of “voice” would be particularly appropriate. This theme attempts to incorporate the interdisciplinary approach taken both within the selection of papers, and within the papers themselves. Voice is approached in a variety of manners, not only referring to the sound produced from the human vocal cords, or the literary tool of an author, but also through the works of a musical artist, or by using unique research methods to understand the perspectives of those lacking a public voice. This work seeks to demonstrate an entire range of what voices may do, and how they are experienced.

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Global Media/tion In and Out of Context

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Author: T.J.M. Holden,Timothy J. Scrase

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134195559

Category: History

Page: 272

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This new inter-disciplinary book is the first comparative, case-based analysis of media panoply in (and out of) Asia today. Examining what the authors call the "media/tion equation", the contributors demonstrate the multiple links between media, society and culture, and advance the claim that media is the key means through which Asians experience, understand, effect and are affected by the worlds containing them. Exploring a relatively neglected principle in cultural studies - that context counts - [email protected] highlights how the experiences of those encountering media messages differ depending on social, economic, politial and ideational conditions. Balancing social, cultural and media theory with empirical research, the essays in this collection provide a better understanding of the complex relationship between media and people’s practices, values and behaviour in contemporary Asia.

The Adding Machine

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Author: William S. Burroughs

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN: 0802192971

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 224

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"Sheer pleasure. . . . Wonderfully entertaining."—Chicago Sun-Times Acclaimed by Norman Mailer more than twenty years ago as "possibly the only American writer of genius," William S. Burroughs has produced a body of work unique in our time. In these scintillating essays, he writes wittily and wisely about himself, his interests, his influences, his friends and foes. He offers candid and not always flattering assessments of such diverse writers as Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Joseph Conrad, Graham Greene, Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, Samuel Beckett, and Marcel Proust. He ruminates on science and the often dubious paths into which it seems intent on leading us, whether into outer or inner space. He reviews his reviewers, explains his famous "cut-up" method, and discusses the role coincidence has played in his life and work. As satirist and parodist, William Burroughs has no peer, as these varied works, written over three decades, amply reveal.

Geodesic Dreams

The Best Short Fiction Of Gardner Dozois

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Author: Gardner Dozois

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466830441

Category: Fiction

Page: 271

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Gardner Dozois's multifaceted, sharp-edged, surreal fiction has long been regarded among science fiction's finest offerings. The fourteen masterworks in this volume are unique and beautiful constructions whose images etch themselves indelibly in the reader's mind.

Muhammad's Grave

Death Rites and the Making of Islamic Society

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Author: Leor Halevi

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231511930

Category: Religion

Page: 416

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In his probing study of the role of death rites in the making of Islamic society, Leor Halevi imaginatively plays prescriptive texts against material culture and advances new ways of interpreting highly contested sources. His original research reveals that religious scholars of the early Islamic period produced codes of funerary law not only to define the handling of a Muslim corpse but also to transform everyday urban practices. Relying on oral traditions, these scholars established new social patterns in the cities of Arabia, Mesopotamia, and the eastern Mediterranean. They distinguished Islamic rites from Christian, Jewish, and Zoroastrian rites and changed the way men and women interacted publicly and privately. In each chapter Halevi explores a different layer of human interaction, following the movement of the corpse from the deathbed to the grave. In the process he analyzes the real and imaginary relationships between husbands and wives, prayer leaders and mourners, and even dreamers and the dead. He describes how Muslims wailed for the deceased, prepared corpses for burial, marched in funerary processions, and prayed for the dead, highlighting the specific economic and political factors involved in these rituals as well as key religious and sexual divisions. Offering a unique perspective on the making of Islamic social and religious ideals during this early period, Halevi forges a fascinating link between the development of funerary rites and the efforts of an emerging religion to carve out its own, distinct identity. Muhammad's Grave is a groundbreaking history of the rise of Islam and the roots of contemporary Muslim attitudes toward the body and society.

Sleepyhead

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Author: Mark Billingham

Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

ISBN: 0802193269

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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“A British police procedural as good as those produced by crime queens Elizabeth George and Ruth Rendell” (USA Today). His first three victims ended up dead. His fourth was not so fortunate . . . Alison Willetts is unlucky to be alive. She has survived a stroke, deliberately induced by a skillful manipulation of pressure points on the head and neck. She can see, hear and feel and is aware of everything going on around her, but is completely unable to move or communicate. Her condition is called Locked-In Syndrome. In leaving Alison Willetts alive, the police believe the killer made his first mistake. Then DI Tom Thorne discovers the horrifying truth; it isn’t Alison who is the mistake, it’s the three women already dead. The killer is getting his kicks out of toying with Thorne as much as he is pursuing his sick fantasy, and as the detective zeroes in on a suspect, he finds himself pushed to his personal and professional limits . . . This is the “exceptional” first novel in the long-running series by an international bestselling author (George Pelecanos). “The best thriller debut of the year.” —Denver Rocky Mountain News “A world-class crime writer.” —Karin Slaughter

Aeschylus, 2

The Persians, Seven Against Thebes, The Suppliants, Prometheus Bound

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Author: Aeschylus

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812216714

Category: Drama

Page: 232

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"A boon for classicists and general readers alike. For the reader who comes to tragedy for the first time, these translations are eminently 'accessible,' and consummately American in tone and feeling. For the classicist, these versions constitute an ambitious reinterpretation of traditional masterpieces; after 2,500 years, the poetry of Euripides and Aeschylus has found a new voice—in fact, ten of them."—The Boston Book Review

Birth of Christianity

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Author: John Dominic Crossan

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780567086686

Category: Religion

Page: 653

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John Dominic Crossan explores the lost years of earliest Christianity, the years immediately following Jesus' execution. He establishes the contextual setting through a combination of literary, anthropological, historical and archaeological approaches. He challenges the assumptions about the role of Paul and the meaning of resurrection, and forges a new understanding of the birth of the Christian church. Here is a vivid account of early Christianity's interaction with the world around it, and of the new traditions and communities established as Jesus' companions continued their movement after his death.

Alien Hunter: Underworld

A Flynn Carroll Thriller

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Author: Whitley Strieber

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1429922745

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Alien Hunter: Underworld, the searing sequel to Alien Hunter from bestselling author Whitley Strieber Flynn Carroll works for the most secret police unit on the planet, seeking the most brilliant and lethal criminals who have ever walked free: thieves and murderers from another world. As part of a top secret CIA alien communications project, Flynn's unit has been tasked with tracking down rogue agents from the planet Aeon. While Aeon claims to be a free planet desiring open communications with humanity, Aeon criminals have committed a series of brutal and bizarre murders on Earth. Flynn has been forbidden to take lethal action against the alien murderers—but as the bodies begin to pile up, something must be done. Flynn finds himself cut off from his team, struggling to unearth Aeon secrets while protecting Earthling civilians from the deadly creatures. But as Flynn gets closer to the truth, he finds himself facing not only some of the most dangerous and frightening criminals ever seen on Earth, but also questions about his own existence. In order to crack the case, Flynn must come to grips with the greatest mystery he has yet confronted: who—or what—is he? At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Voices at Work

Continuity and Change in the Common Law World

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Author: Alan Bogg,Tonia Novitz

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191505668

Category: Law

Page: 470

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This edited collection is the culmination of a comparative project on 'Voices at Work' funded by the Leverhulme Trust 2010 - 2013. The book aims to shed light on the problematic concept of worker 'voice' by tracking its evolution and its complex interactions with various forms of law. Contributors to the volume identify the scope for continuity of legal approaches to voice and the potential for change in a sample of industrialised English speaking common law countries, namely Australia, Canada, New Zealand, UK, and USA. These countries, facing broadly similar regulatory dilemmas, have often sought to borrow and adapt certain legal mechanisms from one another. The variance in the outcomes of any attempts at 'borrowing' seems to demonstrate that, despite apparent membership of a 'common law' family, there are significant differences between industrial systems and constitutional traditions, thereby casting doubt on the notion that there are definitive legal solutions which can be applied through transplantation. Instead, it seems worth studying the diverse possibilities for worker voice offered in divergent contexts, not only through traditional forms of labour law, but also such disciplines as competition law, human rights law, international law and public law. In this way, the comparative study highlights a rich multiplicity of institutions and locations of worker voice, configured in a variety of ways across the English-speaking common law world. This book comprises contributions from many leading scholars of labour law, politics and industrial relations drawn from across the jurisdictions, and is therefore an exceedingly comprehensive comparative study. It is addressed to academics, policymakers, legal practitioners, legislative drafters, trade unions and interest groups alike. Additionally, while offering a critique of existing laws, this book proposes alternative legal tools to promote engagement with a multitude of 'voices' at work and therefore foster the effective deployment of law in industrial relations.