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Transitive Cultures

Author : Christopher B. Patterson
ISBN : 9780813591872
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Texts written by Southeast Asian migrants have often been read, taught, and studied under the label of multicultural literature. But what if the ideology of multiculturalism—with its emphasis on authenticity and identifiable cultural difference—is precisely what this literature resists? Transitive Cultures offers a new perspective on transpacific Anglophone literature, revealing how these chameleonic writers enact a variety of hybrid, transnational identities and intimacies. Examining literature from Malaysia, Singapore, and the Philippines, as well as from Southeast Asian migrants in Canada, Hawaii, and the U.S. mainland, this book considers how these authors use English strategically, as a means for building interethnic alliances and critiquing ruling power structures in both Southeast Asia and North America. Uncovering a wealth of texts from queer migrants, those who resist ethnic stereotypes, and those who feel few ties to their ostensible homelands, Transitive Cultures challenges conventional expectations regarding diaspora and minority writers.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Basics Of Selection

Author : Graham Bell
ISBN : 9781461559917
Genre : Science
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This new textbook for students taking courses in evolution is addressed to one of the most difficult questions evolutionary biology, that of selection. Covering both artificial and natural selection, the author has written a short, readable text that will appeal to students and professionals alike. how the nature of the process determines the nature of evolutionary change.
Category: Science

Transatlantic Literature And Transitivity 1780 1850

Author : Annika Bautz
ISBN : 9781351851190
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This book makes an important contribution to transatlantic literary studies and an emerging body of work on identity formation and print culture in the Atlantic world. The collection identifies the ways in which historically-situated but malleable subjectivities engage with popular and pressing debates about class, slavery, natural knowledge, democracy, and religion. In addition, the book also considers the ways in which material texts and genres, including, for example, the essay, the guidebook, the travel narrative, the periodical, the novel, and the poem, can be scrutinized in relation to historically-situated transatlantic transitions, transformations, and border crossings. The volume is underpinned by a thorough examination of historical and conceptual frameworks and prioritizes notions of circulation and exchange, as opposed to transfer and continuance, in its analysis of authors, texts, and ideas. The collection is concerned with the movement of people, texts, and ideas in the currents of transatlantic markets and politics, taking a fresh look at a range of canonical and popular writers of the period, including Austen, Poe, Crèvecoeur, Brockden Brown, Sedgwick, Hemans, Bulwer-Lytton, Dickens, and Melville. In different ways, the essays gathered together here are concerned with the potentially empowering realities of the transitive, circulatory, and contingent experiences of transatlantic literary and cultural production as they are manifest in the long nineteenth century.
Category: Literary Criticism

Introduction To Cultural Mathematics

Author : Thomas E. Gilsdorf
ISBN : 9781118115527
Genre : Mathematics
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"The topic of cultural mathematics (also called ethnomathematics) is a fascinating topic about the human aspects of mathematics, and it is easy to ask readers to participate in the topic by thinking about mathematics from their own perspectives. This book has two main parts, and Part I consists of several chapters that describe the major concepts of cultural mathematics. The topics include: cultural aspects of mathematics, numeration and number symbols, kinship relations, art and decoration, games and divination, and calendars. Part II includes two chapters consisting of case studies. The cultures studied are the Otomies of central Mexico and the Incas of South America. In these chapters, the concepts from Part I are applied to the particular culture, in order to put all the concepts together in one context. Each chapter concludes with exercises, followed by further notes about the topics discussed in that chapter. Hints and comments about the exercises are also provided at the end of the book. This book is roughly at the level of a reader who has taken college algebra; however, the most important prerequisite is an interest in the connections between mathematics and culture"--
Category: Mathematics

Ancient And Modern Religion And Politics

Author : J. LeBlanc
ISBN : 9781137071514
Genre : Social Science
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This book brings a variety of voices into conversation about the issues of identity, community, tension and violence, and peace in the West: from Sophocles to Alice Walker, from Lincoln to Martin Luther King, Jr. and from Euripides to Edward Said.
Category: Social Science

Studies In Philippine Languages And Cultures

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ISBN : 9717800049
Genre : Ethnology
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With this issue, the scope of this series is enlarged to include cultural as well as linguistic studies. Articles published in the series are based primarily on field work in Philippine cultural communities but occasionally studies are included on one of the major languages or languages spoken outside the Philippines. The present volume comprises three data-rich studies on Kagayanen by Carol Pebley and two Kagayanen texts. One text was collected and translated by Louise MacGregor and the other by Carol Jean Pebley. The interlinear gloss is supplied by Carol Jean Pebley. The texts illustrate the other three papers and provide checking some of the claims of the author. The sketch of the Kagayanen clause structures provides background information for the other two articles; it is not intended to be a complete grammar sketch. The section on noun phrases in "Kagayanen enclitic demonstratives" also provides background. That article and "Participant reference in Kagayanen" illustrate the importance of discourse studies for understanding the structure and function of clauses and phrases. Throughout the book, personal names in the examples from bibliographical texts have been changed. 13 references. (Author/KFT)
Category: Ethnology

Hollywood S Hawaii

Author : Delia Malia Caparoso Konzett
ISBN : 9780813587462
Genre : History
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Whether presented as exotic fantasy, a strategic location during World War II, or a site combining postwar leisure with military culture, Hawaii and the South Pacific figure prominently in the U.S. national imagination. Hollywood’s Hawaii is the first full-length study of the film industry’s intense engagement with the Pacific region from 1898 to the present. Delia Malia Caparoso Konzett highlights films that mirror the cultural and political climate of the country over more than a century—from the era of U.S. imperialism on through Jim Crow racial segregation, the attack on Pearl Harbor and WWII, the civil rights movement, the contemporary articulation of consumer and leisure culture, as well as the buildup of the modern military industrial complex. Focusing on important cultural questions pertaining to race, nationhood, and war, Konzett offers a unique view of Hollywood film history produced about the national periphery for mainland U.S. audiences. Hollywood’s Hawaii presents a history of cinema that examines Hawaii and the Pacific and its representations in film in the context of colonialism, war, Orientalism, occupation, military buildup, and entertainment.
Category: History