Exits from the Labyrinth

Culture and Ideology in the Mexican National Space

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Author: Claudio Lomnitz-Adler

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520912472

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

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Can we address the issue of nationalism without polemics and restore it to the domain of social science? Claudio Lomnitz-Adler takes a major step in that direction by applying anthropological tools to the study of national culture. His sweeping and innovative interpretation of Mexican national ideology constructs an entirely new theoretical framework for the study of national and regional cultures everywhere. With an analysis of culture and ideology in internally differentiated regional spaces—in this case Morelos and the Huasteca in Mexico—Exits from the Labyrinth links rich ethnographic and historical research to two specific aspects of Mexican national ideology and culture: the history of legitimacy and charisma in Mexican politics, and the relationship between the national community and racial ideology.

Through the Labyrinth

The Truth About How Women Become Leaders

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Author: Alice H. Eagly,Linda L. Carli

Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press

ISBN: 1633690237

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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Despite real progress, women remain rare enough in elite positions of power that their presence still evokes a sense of wonder. In Through the Labyrinth, Alice Eagly and Linda Carli examine why women's paths to power remain difficult to traverse. First, Eagly and Carli prove that the glass ceiling is no longer a useful metaphor and offer seven reasons why. They propose the labyrinth as a better image and explain how to navigate through it. This important and practical book addresses such critical questions as: How far have women actually come as leaders? Do stereotypes and prejudices still limit women's opportunities? Do people resist women's leadership more than men's? And, do organisations create obstacles to women who would be leaders?This book's rich analysis is founded on scientific research from psychology, economics, sociology, political science, and management. The authors ground their conclusions in that research and invoke a wealth of engaging anecdotes and personal accounts to illustrate the practical principles that emerge. With excellent leadership in short supply, no group, organisation, or nation can afford to restrict women's access to leadership roles. This book evaluates whether such restrictions are present and, when they are, what we can do to eliminate them.

Captive of the Labyrinth

Sarah L. Winchester, Heiress to the Rifle Fortune

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Author: Mary Jo Ignoffo

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 9780826272317

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 280

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Media Kit Since her death in 1922, Sarah Winchester has been perceived as a mysterious, haunted figure. After inheriting a vast fortune upon the death of her husband in 1881, Sarah purchased a simple farmhouse in San José, California. She began building additions to the house and continued construction on it for the next twenty years. A hostile press cast Sarah as the conscience of the Winchester Repeating Arms Company—a widow shouldering responsibility for the many deaths caused by the rifle that brought her riches. She was accused of being a ghost-obsessed spiritualist, and to this day it is largely believed that the extensive construction she executed on her San José house was done to appease the ghouls around her. But was she really as guilt-ridden and superstitious as history remembers her? When Winchester’s home was purchased after her death, it was transformed into a tourist attraction. The bizarre, sprawling mansion and the enigmatic nature of Winchester’s life were exaggerated by the new owners to generate publicity for their business. But as the mansion has become more widely known, the person of Winchester has receded from reality, and she is only remembered for squandering her riches to ward off disturbed spirits. Captive of the Labyrinth: Sarah L. Winchester, Heiress to the Rifle Fortune demystifies the life of this unique American. In the first full-length biography of Winchester, author and historian Mary Jo Ignoffo unearths the truth about this notorious eccentric, revealing that she was not a maddened spiritualist driven by remorse but an intelligent, articulate woman who sought to protect her private life amidst the chaos of her public existence. The author takes readers through Winchester’s several homes, explores her private life, and, by excerpting from personal correspondence, gives the heiress a voice for the first time since her death. Ignoffo’s research reveals that Winchester’s true financial priority was not dissipating her fortune on the mansion in San José but investing it for a philanthropic legacy. For too long Sarah Winchester has existed as a ghost herself—a woman whose existence lies somewhere between the facts of her life and a set of sensationalized recollections of who she may have been. Captive of the Labyrinth finally puts to rest the myths about this remarkable woman, and, in the process, uncovers the legacy she intended to leave behind.

Unravelling the labyrinth

decoding text and language : Festschrift for Eric Lowson Marson

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Author: Eric Lawson Marson

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Inc

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 174

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'Unravelling the Labyrinth' contains essays on a range of German writers including Robert Walser, Franz Kafka, Hölderlin, Theodor Fontane and Friedrich Dürrenmatt. Reflecting the wide range of interests of the recipient, Professor Eric Marson, the focus o

Death and the Labyrinth

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Author: Michel Foucault

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441175369

Category: Philosophy

Page: 240

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Death and the Labyrinth is unique, being Foucault's only work on literature. For Foucault this was "by far the book I wrote most easily and with the greatest pleasure". Here, Foucault explores theory, criticism and psychology through the texts of Raymond Roussel, one of the fathers of experimental writing, whose work has been celebrated by the likes of Cocteau, Duchamp, Breton, Robbe Grillet, Gide and Giacometti. This revised edition includes an introduction, chronology and bibliography to Foucault's work by James Faubion, an interview with Foucault, conducted only nine months before his death, and concludes with an essay on Roussel by the poet John Ashbery.

Through the Labyrinth

The Truth about how Women Become Leaders

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Author: Alice Hendrickson Eagly,Linda Lorene Carli

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

ISBN: 1422116913

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 308

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Despite real progress, women remain rare enough in elite positions of power that their presence still evokes a sense of wonder. InThrough the Labyrinth, Alice Eagly and Linda Carli examine why women’s paths to power remain difficult to traverse. First, Eagly and Carli prove that the glass ceiling is no longer a useful metaphor and offer seven reasons why. They propose the labyrinth as a better image and explain how to navigate through it. This important and practical book addresses such critical questions as: How far have women actually come as leaders? Do stereotypes and prejudices still limit women’s opportunities? Do people resist women’s leadership more than men’s? And, do organisations create obstacles to women who would be leaders? This book’s rich analysis is founded on scientific research from psychology, economics, sociology, political science, and management. The authors ground their conclusions in that research and invoke a wealth of engaging anecdotes and personal accounts to illustrate the practical principles that emerge. With excellent leadership in short supply, no group, organisation, or nation can afford to restrict women’s access to leadership roles. This book evaluates whether such restrictions are present and, when they are, what we can do to eliminate them.

Into the Labyrinth

A Novel

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Author: Rod Townley

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0689846150

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 254

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Princess Sylvie and the other characters in the book entitled "The Great Good Thing" confront the perils of being uploaded onto the World Wide Web, forcing them to act out their story both in print and in cyberspace.

The Labyrinth of Solitude

And the Other Mexico ; Return to the Labyrinth of Solitude ; Mexico and the United States ; The Philanthropic Ogre

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Author: Octavio Paz

Publisher: Grove Press

ISBN: 9780802150424

Category: History

Page: 398

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Examines Mexican character and culture, pre-Columbian societies, and relations between Mexico and the United States

Exploring the Labyrinth

Athol Fugard's Approach to South African Drama

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Author: Margarete Seidenspinner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Drama

Page: 364

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The Labyrinth of North American Identities

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Author: Philip Resnick

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442605529

Category: Political Science

Page: 155

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What exactly does it mean to be North American? The Labyrinth of North American Identities is a long essay that attempts to learn more about North America as a unit and its individual countries by exploring the idea of a shared North American identity.