Dunbar und seine Töchter

Roman

Author: Edward St Aubyn

Publisher: Albrecht Knaus Verlag

ISBN: 3641177006

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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Edward St Aubyns meisterhafter Roman über einen machtbesessenen und eitlen Despot am Ende seines Lebens Sein ganzes Leben lang hat Henry Dunbar auf nichts und niemanden Rücksicht genommen, besessen von der Vision, seinen kleinen Zeitungsverlag zu einem Medienkonzern auszubauen. Auf dem Zenit seiner Macht hat nur noch einen einzigen, aber mächtigen Feind: das Alter. Dunbar weiß, er muss sein Reich in die Hände seiner Töchter legen. Nur zwei der Kinder hält er für geeignet. Doch das Leben erteilt ihm eine bittere Lektion. In seinem neuen Roman, inspiriert von Shakespeares König Lear, seziert Edward St Aubyn gekonnt innerfamiliäre Beziehungen. "Dunbar und seine Töchter" ist ein brillantes Lehrstück über Egoismus, Starrsinn und die Erkenntnis, wie leicht einem am Ende des Lebens alles Erreichte aus den Händen gleiten kann.

How Many Friends Does One Person Need? Dunbar’s Number and Other Evolutionary Quirks

Author: Robin Dunbar

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674059328

Category: Science

Page: 312

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Why do men talk and women gossip, and which is better for you? Why is monogamy a drain on the brain? And why should you be suspicious of someone who has more than 150 friends on Facebook? We are the product of our evolutionary history, and this history colors our everyday lives—from why we joke to the depth of our religious beliefs. In How Many Friends Does One Person Need? Robin Dunbar uses groundbreaking experiments that have forever changed the way evolutionary biologists explain how the distant past underpins our current behavior. We know so much more now than Darwin ever did, but the core of modern evolutionary theory lies firmly in Darwin’s elegantly simple idea: organisms behave in ways that enhance the frequency with which genes are passed on to future generations. This idea is at the heart of Dunbar’s book, which seeks to explain why humans behave as they do. Stimulating, provocative, and immensely enjoyable, his book invites you to explore the number of friends you have, whether you have your father’s brain or your mother’s, whether morning sickness might actually be good for you, why Barack Obama’s 2008 victory was a foregone conclusion, what Gaelic has to do with frankincense, and why we laugh. In the process, Dunbar examines the role of religion in human evolution, the fact that most of us have unexpectedly famous ancestors, and why men and women never seem able to see eye to eye on color.

Helen Flanders Dunbar - Die Mutter der Psychosomatik

Author: Christina Peetz

Publisher: V&R unipress GmbH

ISBN: 3847100831

Category: Psychology

Page: 145

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Hauptbeschreibung Helen Flanders Dunbar (1902-1959) war eine Pionierin auf dem Gebiet der Psychosomatik. Sie wurde in Chicago geboren und studierte zeitgleich an drei verschiedenen Universitäten Philosophie, Theologie und Medizin. In späteren Jahren unterhielt sie eine Praxis, arbeitete an Krankenhäusern, engagierte sich in Lehre und Forschung und gründete die Zeitschrift Psychosomatic Medicine. In ihrem sehr arbeitsreichen Leben verfasste sie neben zahlreichen Zeitschriftenartikeln neun große Werke, die in ihrer Zeit revolutionäre neue Ansichten über das Zusammenwirken der Seele un.

Grooming, Gossip, and the Evolution of Language

Author: Robin Dunbar

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674363366

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 230

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What a big brain we have for all the small talk we make. It's an evolutionary riddle that at long last makes sense in this intriguing book about what gossip has done for our talkative species. Psychologist Robin Dunbar looks at gossip as an instrument of social order and cohesion--much like the endless grooming with which our primate cousins tend to their social relationships. Apes and monkeys, humanity's closest kin, differ from other animals in the intensity of these relationships. All their grooming is not so much about hygiene as it is about cementing bonds, making friends, and influencing fellow primates. But for early humans, grooming as a way to social success posed a problem: given their large social groups of 150 or so, our earliest ancestors would have had to spend almost half their time grooming one another--an impossible burden. What Dunbar suggests--and his research, whether in the realm of primatology or in that of gossip, confirms--is that humans developed language to serve the same purpose, but far more efficiently. It seems there is nothing idle about chatter, which holds together a diverse, dynamic group--whether of hunter-gatherers, soldiers, or workmates. Anthropologists have long assumed that language developed in relationships among males during activities such as hunting. Dunbar's original and extremely interesting studies suggest otherwise: that language in fact evolved in response to our need to keep up to date with friends and family. We needed conversation to stay in touch, and we still need it in ways that will not be satisfied by teleconferencing, email, or any other communication technology. As Dunbar shows, the impersonal world of cyberspace will not fulfill our primordial need for face-to-face contact. From the nit-picking of chimpanzees to our chats at coffee break, from neuroscience to paleoanthropology, Grooming, Gossip, and the Evolution of Language offers a provocative view of what makes us human, what holds us together, and what sets us apart.

William Dunbar

Selected Poems

Author: William Dunbar

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415969437

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 135

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This publication celebrates the 50th anniversary of the "Journal of Documentation". It reviews the progress of documentation and information provision.

Dunbar

Author: N.A

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738565583

Category: History

Page: 127

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Settled in the 1790s and incorporated in 1883, Dunbar was named for Col. Thomas Dunbar, who along with Gen. Edward Braddock and George Washington came to the area in 1755 to take back Fort Duquesne. In 1791, Isaac Meason started the Union Furnace, marking the beginning of the industrial growth that became Dunbaras lifeblood for more than a century. Vintage photographs in Dunbar capture the townas industry, tragedies such as the Hill Farm Mine disaster, faith, weddings, pastimes that entertained young and old alike, intriguing people, and beautiful buildings that stand as a testament to a more prosperous age. Today tourism opportunities such as the Sheepskin Trail, the Fayette Central Railroad Tourist Train, and the coke oven project at the Dunbar Historical Societyas park are helping the community reinvent itself and provide a new future for the little town.

The Complete Stories of Paul Laurence Dunbar

Author: Paul Laurence Dunbar,Gene Andrew Jarrett,Thomas Lewis Morgan

Publisher: Ohio University Press

ISBN: 0821416448

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 542

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The son of former slaves, Paul Laurence Dunbar was one of the most prominent and publicly recognized figures in American literature at the turn of the twentieth century. Thirty-three years old at the time of his death in 1906, he had published four novels, four collections of short stories, and fourteen books of poetry, not to mention numerous songs, plays, and essays in newspapers and magazines around the world. In the century following his death, Dunbar slipped into relative obscurity, remembered mainly for his dialect poetry or as a footnote to other more canonical figures from the period. The Complete Stories of Paul Laurence Dunbar showcases his gifts as a writer of short fiction and provides key insights into the tensions and themes of Dunbar's literary achievement. Through examining the 104 stories written by Dunbar between 1890 and 1905, readers will be able to better understand Dunbar's specific attempts to maintain his artistic integrity while struggling with America's racist stereotypes. His work interrogated the color-line that informed American life and dictated his role as an artist in American letters. Editors Gene Jarrett and Thomas Morgan identify major themes and implications in Dunbar's work. Available in one convenient, comprehensive, and definitive volume for the first time, The Complete Stories of Paul Laurence Dunbar illustrates the complexity of his literary life and legacy. ABOUT THE EDITORS---Gene Jarrett is an assistant professor of English at the University of Maryland, College Park. He is co-editor (with Henry Louis Gates Jr.) of a forthcoming anthology, New Negro Criticism: Essays on Race, Representation, and African American Culture.Thomas Morgan is a lecturer at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. His research and teaching interests focus on critical race theory in late-nineteenth century American and African American literature, specifically as it applies to the politics of narrative form.

Castle Park, Dunbar

Two Thousand Years on a Fortified Headland

Author: N.A

Publisher: Society Antiquaries Scotland

ISBN: 0903903164

Category: Castle Park Site (Dunbar, Scotland)

Page: 338

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This title looks at the long history of fortification that has been revealed excavations on a rocky headland high above the harbour at Dunbar on the east coast of Scotland.

The Poems of William Dunbar

With Introduction, Notes and Glossary (Classic Reprint)

Author: H. Bellyse Baildon

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: N.A

Category: Poetry

Page: 470

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Excerpt from The Poems of William Dunbar: With Introduction, Notes and Glossary VI. The British Museum Ms. Cotton, Vitellius, A XVI. (b. M. V). This contains 'a Chronicle of England, ' in which Dunbar's poem on London, 'london, thou art of townes A per se, ' is quoted. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Paul Laurence Dunbar

Author: Tony Gentry

Publisher: Holloway House Publishing

ISBN: 9780870677847

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 191

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Examines the life of the poet and novelist who battled racism and accepted the challenge of depicting the black experience in America.

William Dunbar

Scientific Pioneer of the Old Southwest

Author: Arthur H. DeRosier Jr.

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813157676

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 280

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Scottish-born William Dunbar (1750--1810) is recognized by Mississippi and Southwest historians as one of the most successful planters, agricultural innovators, explorers, and scientists to emerge from the Mississippi Territory. Despite his successes, however, history books abridge his contributions to America's early national years to a few passing sentences or footnotes. William Dunbar: Scientific Pioneer of the Old Southwest rectifies past neglect, paying tribute to a man whose life was driven by the need to know and the willingness to suffer in pursuit of knowledge. From the beginning, research, contemplation, and scholarship formed the template by which Dunbar would structure his life. His mother's insistence on education motivated him throughout his youth, and in 1771, he sailed to America, prepared to seize any and all opportunities. Settling in the Mississippi territory, Dunbar embarked on the endeavors that would soon gain him renown. He surveyed the boundary between Spanish West Florida and the United States and contributed heavily to the rise of cotton culture through his inventions and innovations in agricultural technology. In 1804, at the same time that Lewis and Clark were making their way up the Missouri River, President Thomas Jefferson appointed Dunbar -- now a fellow member of the prestigious American Philosophical Society -- to lead a similar exploration of the southern Louisiana Purchase territory. The 103-day expedition captured the imagination of Americans looking to move westward and yielded the first information about the geographical, geological, and meteorological characteristics of the old Southwest. Arthur H. DeRosier Jr. traces Dunbar's life from his ambition as a youth to his development into a man recognized by his contemporaries as a leader in many scientific fields. Drawing upon the private journal of Dunbar's granddaughter Virginia Dunbar McQueen and neglected historical annals, William Dunbar examines Dunbar's public and private life, the scope of his interests, and the lasting contributions he left to a country and people he loved.

Witnessing Lynching

American Writers Respond

Author: Anne P. Rice

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813533308

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 324

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Witnessing Lynching: American Writers Respond is the first anthology to gather poetry, essays, drama, and fiction from the height of the lynching era (1889-1935). During this time, the torture of a black person drew thousands of local onlookers and was replayed throughout the nation in lurid newspaper reports. The selections gathered here represent the courageous efforts of American writers to witness the trauma of lynching and to expose the truth about this uniquely American atrocity. Included are well-known authors and activists such as Frederick Douglass, W.E.B. Du Bois, Langston Hughes, Ida B. Wells, and Theodore Dreiser, as well as many others. These writers respond to lynching in many different ways, using literature to protest and educate, to create a space of mourning in which to commemorate and rehumanize the dead, and as a cathartic release for personal and collective trauma. Their words provide today's reader with a chance to witness lynching and better understand the current state of race relations in America. An introduction by Anne P. Rice offers a broad historical and thematic framework to ground the selections.

The Works of Alice Dunbar-Nelson

Author: Alice Moore Dunbar-Nelson

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195052527

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 352

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Spanning the gamut of literary genres, from autobiographical short stories to poetry, journalism, and novelettes, this is a comprehensive collection of one of America's most seminal women writers.

The Trouble with Science

Author: Robin Dunbar

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571265197

Category: Science

Page: 256

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The 'trouble' with science began in 1632, when Galileo demolished the belief that the earth is the centre of the universe. Yet despite the bewildering success of the scientific revolution, many continue to hanker after the cosy certainties of a man-centred universe, and young people increasingly turn away from science. In The Trouble with Science, Professor Robin Dunbar launches a vigorous counter-blast. Drawing on studies of traditional societies and animal behaviour, his argument ranges from Charles Darwin to Nigerian Fulani herdsman, from lab rats to the mathematicians of ancient Babylonia. Along the way, he asks whether science really is unique to western culture - even to mankind - and suggests that our 'trouble with science' may lie in the fact that evolution has left our minds better able to cope with day-to-day social interaction than with the complexities of the external world.