Blind to Sameness

Sexpectations and the Social Construction of Male and Female Bodies

Author: Asia Friedman

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022602377X

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

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What is the role of the senses in how we understand the world? Cognitive sociology has long addressed the way we perceive or imagine boundaries in our ordinary lives, but Asia Friedman pushes this question further still. How, she asks, did we come to blind ourselves to sex sameness? Drawing on more than sixty interviews with two decidedly different populations—the blind and the transgendered—Blind to Sameness answers provocative questions about the relationships between sex differences, biology, and visual perception. Both groups speak from unique perspectives that magnify the social construction of dominant visual conceptions of sex, allowing Friedman to examine the visual construction of the sexed body and highlighting the processes of social perception underlying our everyday experience of male and female bodies. The result is a notable contribution to the sociologies of gender, culture, and cognition that will revolutionize the way we think about sex.

Hidden in Plain Sight

The Social Structure of Irrelevance

Author: Eviatar Zerubavel

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199366632

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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Many of us take for granted that what we perceive is a completely accurate representation of the world around us. Yet we have all had the experience of suddenly realizing that the keys or glasses that we had been looking for in vain were right in front of us the whole time. The capacity of our sense organs far exceeds our mental capabilities, and as such, looking at something does not guarantee that we will notice it. Our minds constantly prioritize and organize the information we take in, bringing certain things to the foreground, while letting others - that which we deem irrelevant - recede into the background. What ultimately determines what we perceive, and what we do not? In this fascinating book, noted sociologist Eviatar Zerubavel argues that we perceive things not just as human beings but as social beings. Drawing on fascinating examples from science, the art world, optical illusions, and all walks of life, he shows that what we notice or ignore varies across cultures and throughout history, and illustrates how our environment and our social lives - everything from our lifestyles to our professions to our nationalities - play a role in determining how we actually use our senses to access the world. A subtle yet powerful examination of one of the central features of our conscious life, this book offers a way to think about all that might otherwise remain hidden in plain sight.

Teaching Science to Every Child

Using Culture as a Starting Point

Author: John Settlage,Sherry Southerland

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113673158X

Category: Education

Page: 416

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"Teaching Science to Every Child provides timely and practical guidance about teaching science to all students. Particular emphasis is given to making science accessible to students who are typically pushed to the fringe - especially students of color and English language learners. Central to this text is the idea that science can be viewed as a culture, including specific methods of thinking, particular ways of communicating, and specialized kinds of tools. By using culture as a starting point and connecting it to effective instructional approaches, this text gives elementary and middle school science teachers a valuable framework to support the science learning of every student. Written in a conversational style, it treats readers as professional partners in efforts to address vital issues and implement classroom practices that will contribute to closing achievement gaps and advancing the science learning of all children. Features include "Point/Counterpoint" essays that present contrasting perspectives on a variety of science education topics; explicit connections between National Science Education Standards and chapter content; and chapter objectives, bulleted summaries, key terms; reflection and discussion questions. Additional resources are available on the updated and expanded Companion Website www.routledge.com/textbooks/9780415892582 Changes in the Second Edition Three entirely new chapters: Integrated Process Skills; Learning and Teaching; Assessment Technological tools and resources embedded throughout each chapter Increased attention to the role of theory as it relates to science teaching and learning Expanded use of science process skills for upper elementary and middle school Additional material about science notebooks "-- Provided by publisher.

Postmodernity, Ethics and the Novel

From Leavis to Levinas

Author: Andrew Gibson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134638647

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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In Postmodernity, Ethics and the Novel Andrew Gibson sets out to demonstrate that postmodern theory has actually made possible an ethical discourse around fiction. Each chapter elaborates and discusses a particular aspect of Levinas' thought and raises questions for that thought and its bearing on the novel. It also contains detailed analyses of particular texts. Part of the book's originality is its concentration on a range of modernist and postmodern novels which have seldom if ever served as the basis for a larger ethical theory of fiction. Postmodernity, Ethics and the Novel discusses among others the writings of Joseph Conrad, Henry James, Jane Austen, Samuel Beckett, Marcel Proust and Salman Rushdie.

Hüter der Erinnerung

Roman

Author: Lois Lowry

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423408480

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

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Jonas wird zum »Hüter der Erinnerung« ernannt, in einer Welt ohne Not und Schmerz, aber auch ohne Gefühle.

Educated in Whiteness

Good Intentions and Diversity in Schools

Author: Angelina E. Castagno

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 1452941696

Category: Education

Page: 240

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Educators across the nation are engaged in well-meaning efforts to address diversity in schools given the current context of NCLB, Race to the Top, and the associated pressures of standardization and accountability. Through rich ethnographic accounts of teachers in two demographically different secondary schools in the same urban district, Angelina E. Castagno investigates how whiteness operates in ways that thwart (and sometimes co-opt) even the best intentions and common sense—thus resulting in educational policies and practices that reinforce the status quo and protect whiteness rather than working toward greater equity. Whereas most discussions of the education of diverse students focus on the students and families themselves, Educated in Whiteness highlights the structural and ideological mechanisms of whiteness. In schools, whiteness remains dominant by strengthening and justifying the status quo while simultaneously preserving a veneer of neutrality, equality, and compassion. Framed by critical race theory and whiteness studies, this book employs concepts like interest convergence, a critique of liberalism, and the possessive investment in whiteness to better understand diversity-related educational policy and practice. Although in theory most diversity-related educational policies and practices are intended to bring about greater equity, too often in practice they actually maintain, legitimate, and so perpetuate whiteness. Castagno not only sheds light on this disconnect between the promises and practices of diversity-related initiatives but also provides insight into why the disconnect persists.

Evolution of Sameness and Difference

Author: Stanley Shostak

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9789057025402

Category: Science

Page: 356

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Evolution of Sameness: and Difference: Perspectives on the Human Genome Project is written for physicians, biologists, and students who are interested in the problem of how sameness and difference are controlled normally--in the course of development and maintenance--and abnormally--in the course of defective growth, tumors, and cancer. The premise of the book is that sameness and difference, like everything else in life, have changed, and that an understanding of those changes will help us learn to control abnormalities such as those associated with birth defects, and invasive, destructive tumors.

On Anti-Psychiatry

Author: Mark Ellerby

Publisher: Chipmunkapublishing ltd

ISBN: 1847470483

Category:

Page: 81

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DescriptionMark Ellerby's essay on anti-psychiatry is a well-balanced, open minded analysis of this new and divisive movement. Mark uses his experience as a mental health service user to explore the backlash against traditional psychiatry and its relationships to politics, religion, the survivor movement and society as a whole. Ellerby's writing is informative and incisive but never patronising. In introducing and exploring this topic he is doing us all a service; this is an important and vocal movement which needs to be understood. About the AuthorMy biographical history is very much dominated by schizophrenia which began at age 21. I had just graduated from university and was starting a PhD. course in political philosophy. I had to give up my PhD. after a five year struggle with the illness due to a lack of information to hand about what hearing voices actually is.

Zeiten des Aufruhrs

Roman

Author: Richard Yates

Publisher: btb Verlag

ISBN: 3641129958

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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Hinter der pastellfarbenen Fassade der amerikanischen Vorstadthäuser an der »Revolutionary Road« lebt das junge Ehepaar Wheeler genau das Leben, das es niemals gewollt hat: zwei Kinder, die einfältigen Nachbarn, Franks sinnentleerte Tätigkeit in einem Großraumbüro. April, eine mäßig begabte Schauspielerin, träumt von einem Dasein fernab der Gewöhnlichkeit – von einem Künstlerleben in Paris. Doch ohne es zu merken rutschen April und Frank und immer tiefer und tiefer in die Spießbürgerlichkeit ab.

Sources of Hermeneutics

Author: Jean Grondin

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791424650

Category: Philosophy

Page: 193

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This book provides an introduction to the historical sources of philosophical hermeneutics as it has come to fruition in the work of Heidegger and Gadamer.

The Body in Performance

Author: Patrick Campbell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134431856

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 120

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Lively yet intriguing, The Body in Performance is a varied collection of essays about this much-discussed area. Posing the question "Why this current preoccupation with the performed body?" the collection of specially commissioned essays from both academics and practitioners - in some cases one and the same person - considers such cutting edge topics as the abject body and performance, censorship and live art, the presentation of violence on stage, carnal art, and the vexed issue of mimesis in the theatre. Drawing variously on the work of Franko B., Orlan, Annie Sprinkle, Karen Finley, and Forced Entertainment, it concludes with a creative piece about a 'Famous New York Performance Artist.' Contributors include Rebecca Schneider whose book The Explicit Body in Performance is a key text in this area, and Joan Lipkin, director and writer.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism

Author: Steven J. Venturino, PhD

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1615643273

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 336

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From Plato to Freud to ecocriticism, the book illustrates dozens of stimulating-and sometimes notoriously complex-perspectives for approaching literature and film. The book offers authoritative, clear, and easy-to-follow explanations of theories that range from established classics to the controversies of current theory. Each chapter offers a conversational, step-by-step explanation of a single theory, critic, or issue, accompanied by concrete examples for applying the concepts and engaging suggestions for related literary readings. Following a section on the foundations of literary theory, the book is organized thematically, with an eye to the best way to develop a real, working understanding of the various theories. Cross-references are particularly important, since it's through the interaction of examples that readers most effectively advance from basic topics and arguments to some of the more specialized and complicated issues. Each chapter is designed to tell a complete story, yet also to reach out to other chapters for development and debate. Literary theorists are hardly unified in their views, and this book reflects the various traditions, agreements, influences, and squabbles that are a part of the field. Special features include hundreds of references to and quotations from novels, stories, plays, poems, movies, and other media. Online resources could also include video and music clips, as well as high-quality examples of visual art mentioned in the book. The book also includes periodic "running" references to selected key titles (such as Frankenstein) in order to illustrate the effect of different theories on a single work.

Seven Simple Steps to Personal Freedom

An Owner's Manual for Life

Author: Gerry Spence

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1429909005

Category: Self-Help

Page: 160

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Beloved author of, among many other books, the bestsellers How to Argue and Win Every Time and The Making of a Country Lawyer, Gerry Spence distills a lifetime of wisdom and observation about how we live, and how we ought to live in Seven Simple Steps to Personal Freedom. Here, in seven chapters, he delivers messages that inspire us first to recognize our servitude-to money, possessions, corporations, the status quo, and our own fears-and then shows us how to begin the self-defining process toward liberation. Seven Simple Steps to Personal Freedom is a powerfully affirming, large-hearted, and life-changing book that asks us all to take the greatest risk for the greatest reward-our own freedom.

The passive eye

gaze and subjectivity in Berkeley (via Beckett)

Author: Branka Arsić

Publisher: Stanford Univ Pr

ISBN: 9780804746427

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 210

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The Passive Eye is a revolutionary and historically rich account of Berkeley’s theory of vision. In this formidable work, the author considers the theory of the embodied subject and its passions in light of a highly dynamic conception of infinity.