1984 (Signet Classics)


Author: George Orwell

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781973896630


Page: 286

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1984 (Signet Classics)By George Orwell


A Novel


Author: George Orwell,Erich Fromm

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9780451524935

Category: Fiction

Page: 328

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Portrays life in a future time when a totalitarian government watches over all citizens and directs all activities.

The New Biology

Law, Ethics, and Biotechnology


Author: George P. Smith II

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 148990803X

Category: Science

Page: 303

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Improvement of man's genetic endowment by direct ac tions aimed at striving for the positive propagation of those with a superior genetic profile (an element of which is commonly recognized as a high intelligence quotient) or-conversely-delimitation of those with negative genetic inheritance has always remained a pri mary concern of the geneticist and the social engineer. Genetic integrity, eugenic advancement, and a strong genetic pool designed to eliminate illness and suffering have been the benchmarks of the "Genetic Movement" and the challenge of Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four. If the quality of life can in some way be either im proved or advanced by use of the law, then this policy must be developed and pursued. No longer does the Dostoyevskian quest to give life meaning through suf fering become an inescapable given. By and through the development and application of new scientific advances in the field of genetics (and especially genetic engi neering), the real potential exists to prevent, to a very vii Preface viii real extent, most human suffering before it ever mani fests itself in or through life. Freedom to undertake re search in the exciting and fertile frontiers of the "New Biology" and to master the Genetic Code must be nur tured and maintained. The search for the truth inevi tably prevents intellectual, social, and economic stag nation, as well as-ideally-frees all from anxiety and fright. Yet, there is a very real potential for this quest to confuse and confound.

Teaching the Canon in 21st Century Classrooms

Challenging Genres


Author: Michael Macaluso,Kati Macaluso

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004389318

Category: Education

Page: 244

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Teaching the Canon in 21st Century Classrooms offers pedagogical applications and conceptualizations of canonical texts for 21st century students and classrooms through a variety of critical literacy perspectives.

Capturing Quicksilver

The Position, Power, and Plasticity of Chinese Medicine in Singapore


Author: Arielle A. Smith

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1785337955

Category: Social Science

Page: 324

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Since the turn of the century Singapore has sustained a reputation for both austere governance and cutting-edge biomedical facilities and research. Seeking to emphasize Singapore’s capacity for “modern medicine” and strengthen their burgeoning biopharmaceutical industry, this image has explicitly excluded Chinese medicine – despite its tremendous popularity amongst Singaporeans from all walks of life, and particularly amongst Singapore’s ethnic Chinese majority. This book examines the use and practice of Chinese medicine in Singapore, especially in everyday life, and contributes to anthropological debates regarding the post-colonial intersection of knowledge, identity, and governmentality, and to transnational studies of Chinese medicine as a permeable, plural, and fluid practice.

George Orwell's Theory of Language


Author: Andrei Reznikov

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781469715988

Category: Social Science

Page: 140

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There is not a single book that gives a systematic description of George Orwells views on language. Andrei Reznikovs work is the first attempt to fill this gap. Reznikov puts together the pieces of Orwells language puzzle, scattered throughout his essays, diaries, letters, radio talks and fiction, and proposes the Newspeak model as Orwells way to formulate his theory. The theory is then tested with illustrative examples from three languagesmodern English, Nazi German, and Soviet Russian. Finally, the author describes bias-free language as an implementation of Orwells ideas.

Fahrenheit 451 Comprehension Assessment


Author: Shelly Buchanan

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 148078303X


Page: 4

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These assessment questions for Fahrenheit 451 are modeled after current testing models requiring students to revisit the text for answers. Students have to support their opinions and inferences with examples from the text.

Voice of Youth Advocates



Author: American Library Association. Reference Books Bulletin Editorial Board

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780838956557

Category: Youth

Page: 38

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