• Literature
  • Studies in The Language of Homer (Cambridge Classical by G. P. Shipp

    By G. P. Shipp

    Professor Shipp's goal within the first version of this publication (published in 1953) was once 'to study in as a lot aspect as attainable the advance of the language of the Iliad in a few of its general positive aspects, with cautious cognizance to the spoken dialects concerned and to the impression of metre'. within the moment variation he widens the scope of his paintings to envision the Odyssey in addition to the Iliad, and he extends its aspect to incorporate syntax in addition to grammatical types and to hide questions of vocabulary extra comprehensively. The author's prior conclusions are proven to be proven, and an enormous additional end result for the Odyssey has been to teach the common lateness of the language of moralizing passages.

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  • Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth by Margaret Atwood

    By Margaret Atwood

    Accumulated the following, the Massey Lectures from mythical novelist Margaret Atwood examine the hugely topical topic of debt. She doesn’t speak about excessive finance or dealing with funds; as a substitute, she is going a ways deeper to discover debt as an old and relevant motif in faith, literature, and the constitution of human societies. via taking a look at how debt has proficient our pondering from preliterate instances to the current day, from the tales we inform of revenge and sin to the best way we order social relationships, Atwood argues that the assumption of what we owe may be equipped into the human mind's eye as one in all its such a lot dynamic metaphors. Her ultimate lecture addresses the proposal of a debt to nature and the necessity to locate new methods of interacting with the wildlife earlier than it truly is too late.


    Atwood's publication is a peculiar yet awesome mélange of private memories, literary walkabout, ethical preachment, well timed political argument, fiscal background and theological question, all certain including wry wit and cautious notwithstanding casual-seeming study. each debt comes with a date on which fee is due, Atwood observes in this conversational walk, from the homely and widespread suggestion of equity and concept of an identical values in Kingsley's Water infants to the thornier connection among debt and sin, reminiscence and redemption in Aeschylus's Eumenides. Any debt comprises a narrative line, Atwood issues out as she leads the reader into the 19th century [when] debt as plot rather rages in the course of the fictional pages, and spoil is monetary for males, yet sexual for ladies. issues get even darker at the shadow aspect the place the nastier types of debt and credit—debtors' prisons, mortgage sharks and rebellions—abide. Atwood is encyclopedic in her diversity, following threads at any place they lead—credit playing cards and computing device courses, Sin Eaters, Saint Nicholas, superstar Trek, the background of pawnshops and of taxation, Elmore Leonard's Get Shorty and Dante's Divine Comedy, Christ and Faust—and a continuously attractive storyteller. - Publisher's Weekly

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  • Journalism
  • Health Risk and Vulnerability by Petersen, Wilkinson

    By Petersen, Wilkinson

    The idea that of probability is without doubt one of the so much suggestive phrases for evoking the cultural personality of our occasions and for outlining the aim of social learn. hazard attitudes and behaviours are understood to include the dominant event of tradition, politics and society in our instances. wellbeing and fitness, threat and Vulnerability investigates the private and political dimensions of future health chance that constitution daily suggestion and motion. during this leading edge publication, foreign individuals replicate upon the which means and importance of hazard throughout a huge variety of social and institutional contexts, exploring present concerns reminiscent of: the ‘escalation of the medicalization of life’, related to the pathologization of normality and blurring of the divide among scientific and preventive drugs the tendency for psychological well-being carrier clients to be considered as representing a danger to others instead of being ‘at probability’ and weak themselves the improvement of future health care structures to spot possibility and forestall damage women’s reactions to ‘high probability’ screening effects while pregnant and the way they impart with different girls approximately chance males and the use the web to reconstruct their social and sexual identities Charting new terrain within the sociology of well-being and chance, and targeting the connections among them, health and wellbeing, possibility and Vulnerability deals new views on a big box of latest debate and gives a useful source for college kids, lecturers, researchers, and coverage makers.  

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  • Lucan and the Sublime: Power, Representation and Aesthetic by Henry J. M. Day

    By Henry J. M. Day

    This can be the 1st entire learn of the chic in Lucan. Drawing upon renewed literary-critical curiosity within the culture of philosophical aesthetics, Henry Day argues that the class of the chic bargains a way of relocating past readings of Lucan's Bellum civile by way of the poem's political dedication or, then again, nihilism. Demonstrating in discussion with theorists from Burke and Kant to Freud, Lyotard and Ankersmit the continued power of Longinus' foundational treatise at the elegant, Day charts Lucan's advanced and instructive exploration of the connection among sublimity and moral discourses of freedom and oppression. in the course of the Bellum civile's cataclysmic imaginative and prescient of civil battle and metapoetic bills of its personal genesis, via its heated linguistic texture and proclaimed results upon destiny readers, and, such a lot powerfully of all, via its illustration of its dual protagonists Caesar and Pompey, Lucan's nice epic emerges as a important textual content within the historical past of the elegant.

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  • Meus Verdes Anos by José Lins do Rego

    By José Lins do Rego

    About the writer (from Goodreads):

    José Lins do Rego Cavalcanti (July three, 1901 in Pilar Paraíba - September 12, 1957 in Rio de Janeiro) was once a Brazilian novelist so much identified for his semi-autobiographical "sugarcane cycle." those novels have been the foundation of flicks that had distribution within the English conversing global. in addition to Graciliano Ramos and Jorge Amado he stands as one of many maximum regionalist writers of Brazil. in keeping with Otto Maria Carpeaux (Brazilian literary critic), José Lins was once "the final of the tale tellers". His first novel, Menino de Engenho ("Boy from the plantation"), was once released with trouble, yet quickly it acquired praised through the critics.

    Sobre o livro:

    Livro de memórias em que o autor conta suas lembranças da infância vivida no engenho do avô. É também uma espécie de guia biográfico das pessoas nas quais se inspirou para criar os ricos personagens de sua obra literária. Um livro que permite compreender os estreitos limites entre depoimento e ficção.

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  • Journalism
  • Multimedia Journalism: A Practical Guide by Andy Bull

    By Andy Bull

    Multimedia Journalism: a realistic Guide deals transparent recommendation on operating throughout a number of media structures and comprises courses to making and utilizing video, audio, textual content and images.

    It includes all of the necessities of excellent perform and is supported through an Companion web site at: www.multimedia-journalism.co.uk which demonstrates the best way to practice the talents coated within the booklet, provides examples of fine and undesirable perform, and retains the cloth up to date and in response to new undefined, software program, tools of operating and laws. The e-book is totally cross-referenced and interlinked with the web site, which deals the opportunity to check your studying and ship in questions for specialists to respond to of their masterclasses.

    Split into 3 degrees – getting all started, construction skillability criteria – this e-book builds at the wisdom attained in every one half, and guarantees that talents are brought one step at a time till expert competency is accomplished. This 3 degree constitution skill it may be used from preliminary to complex point to benefit the major ability components of video, audio, textual content, and images and the way to mix them to create multimedia applications. abilities lined include:
    * writing information reviews, positive aspects, electronic mail announcements and blogs
    * construction an internet site utilizing a content material administration process
    * measuring the luck of your web site or web publication
    * taking pictures, cropping, modifying and captioning images
    * recording, modifying and publishing audio reviews and podcasts
    * taking pictures, modifying and streaming video and developing potent applications
    * growing breaking information tickers and utilizing Twitter
    * utilizing and inspiring consumer generated content material
    * interviewing and undertaking complex on-line examine
    * subediting, proofreading and headlining, together with SEO
    * geo-tagging, geo-coding and geo-broadcasting.

    Website entry is loose whilst the publication or publication is bought. The registration secret is at the ultimate web page of all versions of the book and publication and can also be at the inside of entrance conceal of the paperback variation.

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  • Biopolitics: An Advanced Introduction (Biopolitics: by Thomas Lemke, Monica Casper, Lisa Moore

    By Thomas Lemke, Monica Casper, Lisa Moore

    The organic good points of people at the moment are measured, saw, and understood in methods by no means ahead of inspiration attainable, defining norms, developing criteria, and identifying normal values of human existence. whereas the concept of “biopolitics” has been associated with every thing from rational decision-making and the democratic association of social lifestyles to eugenics and racism, Thomas Lemke deals the first actual systematic assessment of the historical past of the inspiration of biopolitics, exploring its relevance in modern theoretical debates and supplying a far wanted primer at the subject. Lemke explains that lifestyles has turn into an self sustaining, target and measurable issue in addition to a collective truth that may be separated from concrete residing beings and the singularity of person event. He exhibits how our figuring out of the strategies of existence, the organizing of populations and the necessity to “govern” contributors and collectives bring about practices of correction, exclusion, normalization, and disciplining. during this lucidly written ebook, Lemke outlines the stakes and the debates surrounding biopolitics, supplying a scientific review of the heritage of the thought and making transparent its relevance for sociological and modern theoretical debates.

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  • Journalism
  • Like Fire in Broom Straw: Southern Journalism and the by Robert W. Whalen

    By Robert W. Whalen

    The southern cloth moves of 1929-1931 have been ferocious struggles--thousands of millhands went on strike, the nationwide safeguard was once deployed, a number of humans have been killed and thousands injured and jailed. The southern press, and for a time the nationwide press, coated the tale in huge, immense element. In recounting advancements, southern newshounds and editors came upon themselves swept up on a painful and sweeping re-evaluation and reconstruction of southern associations and values. Whalen explores the mostly unknown global of southern journalism and investigates the ways that the upheaval in textiles brought on profound soul-searching between southerners. The southern cloth moves of 1929-1931 have been ferocious struggles--thousands of millhands went on strike, the nationwide protect was once deployed, numerous humans have been killed and hundreds of thousands injured and jailed. The southern press, and for a time the nationwide press, lined the tale in huge, immense element. In recounting advancements, southern newshounds and editors stumbled on themselves swept up on a painful and sweeping second look and reconstruction of southern associations and values. Whalen explores the mostly unknown international of southern journalism and investigates the ways that the upheaval in textiles brought on profound soul-searching between southerners.

    The worlds of work, journalism, and the yankee South collide during this research. That collision, Whalen claims, is the prelude to the beautiful social, monetary, and cultural transformation of the yank South which happened within the final half the 20th century. The cloth moves surprised the brain of the South, a proven fact that can conveniently be obvious in homeland papers, as journalists and editors ran the gamut from denial and scheming to hoping and dreaming--sometimes even bravely confronting the reality. The reevaluation of southern manners and mores that might culminate within the Civil Rights struggles of the Fifties and Sixties may be dated again to this era of turmoil.

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  • Journalism
  • Mindful Journalism and News Ethics in the Digital Era: A by Shelton A. Gunaratne, Mark Pearson, Sugath Senarath

    By Shelton A. Gunaratne, Mark Pearson, Sugath Senarath

    This e-book goals to be the 1st entire exposition of "mindful journalism"—drawn from middle Buddhist moral principles—as a clean method of journalism ethics. It means that Buddhist mindfulness options will be utilized purposively in journalism so as to add readability, equity and fairness to information decision-making and to supply an ethical compass to reporters dealing with moral dilemmas of their paintings. It comes at a time whilst moral values within the information media are in quandary from various technological, advertisement and social elements, and while either Buddhism and mindfulness have received huge recognition in Western societies. extra, it goals to set out foundational rules to aid newshounds facing susceptible assets and convalescing from disturbing assignments.

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