Sites Unseen

Architecture, Race, and American Literature

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Author: William A. Gleason

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814733271

Category: LITERARY CRITICISM

Page: 286

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Sites Unseen examines the complex intertwining of race and architecture in nineteenth and early-twentieth century American culture, the period not only in which American architecture came of age professionally in the U.S. but also in which ideas about architecture became a prominent part of broader conversations about American culture, history, politics, andOCoalthough we have not yet understood this clearlyOCorace relations. This rich and copiously illustrated interdisciplinary study explores the ways that American writing between roughly 1850 and 1930 concerned itself, often intensely, with the racial implications of architectural space primarily, but not exclusively, through domestic architecture. In addition to identifying an archive of provocative primary materials, Sites Unseen draws significantly on important recent scholarship in multiple fields ranging from literature, history, and material culture to architecture, cultural geography, and urban planning. Together the chapters interrogate a variety of expressive American vernacular forms, including the dialect tale, the novel of empire, letters, and pulp stories, along with the plantation cabin, the West Indian cottage, the Latin American plaza, and the OC OrientalOCO parlor. These are some of the overlooked plots and structures that can and should inform a more comprehensive consideration of the literary and cultural meanings of American architecture. Making sense of the relations between architecture, race, and American writing of the long nineteenth centuryOCoin their regional, national, and hemispheric contextsOCo Sites Unseen provides a clearer view not only of this catalytic era but also more broadly of what architectural historian Dell Upton has aptly termed the social experience of the built environment."

Sites Unseen

Uncovering Hidden Hazards in American Cities

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Author: Scott Frickel,James R. Elliott

Publisher: Russell Sage Foundation

ISBN: 1610448731

Category: Social Science

Page: 180

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From a dive bar in New Orleans to a leafy residential street in Minneapolis, many establishments and homes in cities across the nation share a troubling and largely invisible past: they were once sites of industrial manufacturers, such as plastics factories or machine shops, that likely left behind carcinogens and other hazardous industrial byproducts. In Sites Unseen, sociologists Scott Frickel and James Elliott uncover the hidden histories of these sites to show how they are regularly produced and reincorporated into urban landscapes with limited or no regulatory oversight. By revealing this legacy of our industrial past, Sites Unseen spotlights how city-making has become an ongoing process of social and environmental transformation and risk containment. To demonstrate these dynamics, Frickel and Elliott investigate four very different cities—New Orleans, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, and Portland, Oregon. Using original data assembled and mapped for thousands of former manufacturers’ locations dating back to the 1950s, they find that more than 90 percent of such sites have now been converted to urban amenities such as parks, homes, and storefronts with almost no environmental review. And because manufacturers tend to open plants on new, non-industrial lots rather than on lots previously occupied by other manufacturers, associated hazards continue to spread relatively unabated. As they do, residential turnover driven by gentrification and the rising costs of urban living further obscure these sites from residents and regulatory agencies alike. Frickel and Elliott show that these hidden processes have serious consequences for city-dwellers. While minority and working class neighborhoods are still more likely to attract hazardous manufacturers, rapid turnover in cities means that whites and middle-income groups also face increased risk. Since government agencies prioritize managing polluted sites that are highly visible or politically expedient, many former manufacturing sites that now have other uses remain invisible. To address these oversights, the authors advocate creating new municipal databases that identify previously undocumented manufacturing sites as potential environmental hazards. They also suggest that legislation limiting urban sprawl might reduce the flow of hazardous materials beyond certain boundaries. A wide-ranging synthesis of urban and environmental scholarship, Sites Unseen shows that creating sustainable cities requires deep engagement with industrial history as well as with the social and regulatory processes that continue to remake urban areas through time. A Volume in the American Sociological Association's Rose Series in Sociology.

Sites Unseen

Landscape and Vision

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Author: Dianne Suzette Harris,D. Fairchild Ruggles

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre

ISBN: 0822973200

Category: Architecture

Page: 318

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Sites Unseen challenges conventions for viewing and interpreting the landscape, using visual theory to move beyond traditional practices of describing and classifying objects to explore notions of audience and context. Treats landscape as a spatial, psychological, and sensory encounter, opening a new dialogue for discussing the landscape outside the boundaries of current art criticism and theory.

Sites Unseen

America As I See It

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Author: Laura E. Walker

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 9781468547993

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 184

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Sites Unseen is no ordinary travel book. Laura Walker takes the reader on an extraordinary journey to four great American cities – Boston, New York, Chicago, and San Francisco. See well-known landmarks like you’ve never seen them before as she shares her unique perspective as a blind woman travelling across the country. Meet her intrepid companions who guide Laura along her way, and soon discover there are “perks of blindness.” Each chapter concludes with a few “Sites Unseen Tips”, designed to humorously educate the reader about how to travel as a blind person, as well as with one. However, as the author herself said, “This isn’t just a HOW-TO book; it’s much more of an I-DID one.” Sites Unseen is more than a travel log of hilarious adventures from a woman of limited sight. Laura takes special care to reveal new ways to see the world around us, and encourages the reader to experience life and all its offerings. Using her other senses, including humor and imagination, Laura engages with others and her surroundings head on –sometimes literally.

Site Unseen

An Emma Fielding Mystery

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Author: Dana Cameron

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061752177

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Brilliant, dedicated, and driven, archaeologist Emma Fielding finds things that have been lost for hundreds of years -- and she's very, very good at it. A soon-to-be-tenured professor, she has recently unearthed evidence of a seventeenth-century coastal Maine settlement that predates Jamestown, one of the most significant archaeological finds in years. But the dead body that accompanies it has embroiled Emma and her students in a different kind of exploration. With her reputation suddenly in jeopardy -- due to the ruthless machinations of a disgruntled rival -- and a second suspicious death, heartbreakingly close to home, Emma must unearth a killer among the relics. But that means digging deep to get to dark secrets buried in the heart of the archaeological community -- which, in turn, could bury Emma Fielding.

Trevor Paglen

Sites Unseen

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Author: John Jacob,Luke Skrebowski

Publisher: Giles

ISBN: 9781911282334

Category: Art

Page: 254

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The first volume to present Paglen's early photographic series alongside his recent sculptural objects and new work with AI.

Wow Wow

Sites Unseen : the Internet Review

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Author: Richard Preston

Publisher: Te Neues Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Computers

Page: 160

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What is woW Wow? What isn't? This surprising, quirky, up-to-the-minute guide to the web's most interesting and original sites transcends boundaries and categories to offer in-depth peeks at sites most Internet guides overlook, because they're too obscure, too hard to find, or just too strange. The brainchild of Fuel -- one of the world's most innovative internet marketing and design firms -- woW Wow draws on an impressive group of contributors from around the world: from journalists to musicians to artists and more. Their views, opinions, and interests are as diverse as the subject matter they present and, without being technical or highbrow, their 400-word essays about the sites they love best are brimming with insight and personal reflection. The resulting collection is a true kaleidoscope of the weird and wonderful. Where else can you find a tribute to Mr. Blow-up, a latex-loving fetishist, back-to-back with directions to the Payphone Project, or information about disinfo.com, the "subculture search engine"? A website accompanying the book provides hot links to sites reviewed in woW Wow and will act as an information and message board, encouraging visitors' comments and suggestions for new sites worth reviewing. Playfully presented in a layout that's both colorful and imaginative, woW Wow is a unique and unforgettable self-guided tour to the farthest reaches of the ever-growing Internet universe.

Sights Unseen

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Author: J. C. Buck

Publisher: Publishamerica Incorporated

ISBN: 9781605632711

Category: Fiction

Page: 94

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Sights Unseen is a collection of four short stories that will touch the heart, filled with instances of life, love, God, choice and destiny. Enchanted Roses shows a contemporary urban drama with a romantic and a poetic flair. Love conquers all as a young man struggles to overcome the obstacles in his path. The Paper Man shows how the lives of two young boys veer in different directions as a direct result of the choices they make. A Celebration of Life shows a recently departed elderly Southern gentleman having a view of his final sendoff by friends and family. Sights Unseen shows how determination, love and destiny combine to provide lessons in life from a most unlikely teacher.

Site Unseen

The Politics of Siting a Nuclear Waste Repository

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Author: Gerald Jacob

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre

ISBN: 0822974533

Category: Political Science

Page: 260

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Gerald Jacob views the history of public policy regarding nuclear waste, culminating in the 1982 Nuclear Waste Policy act and its aftermath. The 1982 act promised a solution, but Jacob believes it deferred to the interests of the nuclear utilities and the U.S. Department of Energy. He describes how the nuclear establishment used science and geography to protect its interests and dominate nuclear waste policy making. He examines the federal promotion of nuclear power, and asserts that federal policies strong-armed public opposition, and locked the country into a single, but flawed waste disposal solution.

Sights Unseen

A Novel

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Author: Kaye Gibbons

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060797150

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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The acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of Ellen Foster,Kaye Gibbons paints intimate family portraits in lyrical prose, using as her palette the rich, vibrant colors of the American South. Sights Unseen shows the author at her most passionate and heartfelt best -- an unforgettable tale of unconditional love, and of a family's desperate search for normalcy in the midst of mental illness. It is a novel of rare poignancy, wit, and evocative power -- the story of the relationship between Hattie Barnes and her emotionally elusive mother, Maggie, known by their neighbors as "that Barnes woman with all the problems." This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.

Hope Unseen

The Story of the U.S. Army's First Blind Active-Duty Officer

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Author: Scotty Smiley,Doug Crandall

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439186824

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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Hope Unseen challenges readers to question their doubts, not their beliefs, and depend upon God no matter what—the inspiring true story of “blind” faith. A nervous glance from a man in a parked car. Muted instincts from a soldier on patrol. Violent destruction followed by total darkness. Two weeks later, Scotty Smiley woke up in Walter Reed Army Medical Center, helpless . . . and blind. Blindness became Scotty’s journey of supreme testing. As he lay helpless in the hospital, Captain Smiley resented the theft of his dreams—becoming a CEO, a Delta Force operator, or a four-star general. With his wife Tiffany’s love and the support of his family and friends, Scotty was transformed—the injury only intensifying his indomitable spirit. Since the moment he jumped out of a hospital bed and forced his way through nurses and cords to take a simple shower, Captain Scotty Smiley has climbed Mount Rainier, won an ESPY as Best Outdoor Athlete, surfed, skydived, become a father, earned an MBA from Duke, taught leadership at West Point, commanded an army company, and won the MacArthur Leadership Award. Scotty and Tiffany Smiley have lived out a faith so real that it will inspire you to question your own doubts, push you to serve something bigger than yourself, and encourage you to cling to a Hope Unseen.

Site Unseen

An Emma Fielding Mystery

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Author: Dana Cameron

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061752177

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 436

Brilliant, dedicated, and driven, archaeologist Emma Fielding finds things that have been lost for hundreds of years -- and she's very, very good at it. A soon-to-be-tenured professor, she has recently unearthed evidence of a seventeenth-century coastal Maine settlement that predates Jamestown, one of the most significant archaeological finds in years. But the dead body that accompanies it has embroiled Emma and her students in a different kind of exploration. With her reputation suddenly in jeopardy -- due to the ruthless machinations of a disgruntled rival -- and a second suspicious death, heartbreakingly close to home, Emma must unearth a killer among the relics. But that means digging deep to get to dark secrets buried in the heart of the archaeological community -- which, in turn, could bury Emma Fielding.

Snake Medicine

Sacred Earth Sites: Seeing the Unseen

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Author: Scott Angus,Emily Sopensky

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781513616711

Category:

Page: 130

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The Unseen World: A Novel

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Author: Liz Moore

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393245004

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 2826

The moving story of a daughter’s quest to discover the truth about her beloved father’s hidden past. Ada Sibelius is raised by David, her brilliant, eccentric, socially inept single father, who directs a computer science lab in 1980s-era Boston. Home-schooled, Ada accompanies David to work every day; by twelve, she is a painfully shy prodigy. The lab begins to gain acclaim at the same time that David’s mysterious history comes into question. When his mind begins to falter, leaving Ada virtually an orphan, she is taken in by one of David’s colleagues. Soon she embarks on a mission to uncover her father’s secrets: a process that carries her from childhood to adulthood. What Ada discovers on her journey into a virtual universe will keep the reader riveted until The Unseen World’s heart-stopping, fascinating conclusion.

Smithsonian Rock and Roll

The People's Pictures

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Author: Bill Bentley

Publisher: Smithsonian Institution

ISBN: 1588346005

Category: Rock music

Page: 216

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In December 2015, the Smithsonian called on rock and roll lovers around the world to collect photos and stories of their favorite moments in music. Fans dug through attics, basements, closets, shoeboxes, digital cameras, and photo albums to post great rock shots to rockandroll.si.edu. From Woodstock to the Whisky a Go Go, from Lollapalooza to the 9-30 Club, and all the rockin' places in between, fans overwhelmingly responded with their favorite rock and roll moments. Iconic artists ranging from the Who to Nirvana to Chuck Berry to the Jimi Hendrix and many more are celebrated here. There are early photographs of everyone from Run-D.M.C. to the Runaways, and contemporary shots of some of the biggest names in music, including Bruce Springsteen, the Rolling Stones, and Metallica. Presented together, these photographs create a kaleidoscopic history of the artists, the musical styles, the venues, the concerts, and the fans. This is rock and roll as it has never been seen before.

A Hope in the Unseen

An American Odyssey from the Inner City to the Ivy League

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Author: Ron Suskind

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 0307763080

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

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It is 1993, and Cedric Jennings is a bright and ferociously determined honor student at Ballou, a high school in one of Washington D.C.’s most dangerous neighborhoods, where the dropout rate is well into double digits and just 80 students out of more than 1,350 boast an average of B or better. At Ballou, Cedric has almost no friends. He eats lunch in a classroom most days, plowing through the extra work he has asked for, knowing that he’s really competing with kids from other, harder schools. Cedric Jennings’s driving ambition–which is fully supported by his forceful mother–is to attend a top-flight college. In September 1995, after years of near superhuman dedication, he realizes that ambition when he begins as a freshman at Brown University. In this updated edition, A Hope in the Unseen chronicles Cedric’s odyssey during his last two years of high school, follows him through his difficult first year at Brown, and now tells the story of his subsequent successes in college and the world of work. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Slavery Unseen

Sex, Power, and Violence in Brazilian History

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Author: Lamonte Aidoo

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822371685

Category: History

Page: 272

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In Slavery Unseen, Lamonte Aidoo upends the narrative of Brazil as a racial democracy, showing how the myth of racial democracy elides the history of sexual violence, patriarchal terror, and exploitation of slaves. Drawing on sources ranging from inquisition trial documents to travel accounts and literature, Aidoo demonstrates how interracial and same-sex sexual violence operated as a key mechanism of the production and perpetuation of slavery as well as racial and gender inequality. The myth of racial democracy, Aidoo contends, does not stem from or reflect racial progress; rather, it is an antiblack apparatus that upholds and protects the heteronormative white patriarchy throughout Brazil's past and on into the present.