Download The Songlines in PDF by Bruce Chatwin Full Book and published by Random House. This book was released on 2012-10-31 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Bruce Chatwin provides a fascinating background to indigenous Australian life. The songlines are the invisible pathways that criss-cross Australia, tracks connecting communities and following ancient boundaries. Along these lines, Aboriginals passed the songs which revealed the creation of the land and the secrets of its past. In this magical account, Chatwin recalls his travels across the length and breadth of Australia seeking to find the truth about the songs and unravel the mysteries of their stories.
Download New York Magazine in PDF by Full Book and published by . This book was released on 1987-07-20 with total page 104 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.
Download The Geography of Nowhere in PDF by Gary Eberle Full Book and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 1994 with total page 180 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The dilemma of post-modern life is thought about with insights from literature, philosophy, anthropology and physics. Helpful, spiritual guidance to navigate a complex world.
Download Points of Contact in PDF by Amy Golahny Full Book and published by Bucknell University Press. This book was released on 2004 with total page 166 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "This collection of eight essays examines specific cases of contacts between Pacific Rim and western European cultures to explore the phenomena of appropriations, intersections, transculturations, and discrete identities. The exchanges in ideas, religion, and culture resulting from contacts among these areas, whether through actual or virtual travel, indicate mutual affinities and occasionally interdependencies, but also separate and independent identities. Each of these essays concerns the portability, mutability, and adaptability of aspects of the exchange of ideas, and, in nearly all cases here examined, an affirmation of identity on the part of each culture in the exchange. The cases of intersections examined here generally indicate developments of cultures approaching one another and then retrenching."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Download The Global Politics of Contemporary Travel Writing in PDF by Debbie Lisle Full Book and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2006-11-02 with total page 332 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book brings the 'serious' world of politics to the 'superficial' world of contemporary travel writing.
Download Literary Trips in PDF by Victoria Brooks Full Book and published by GreatestEscapes.com Publishing. This book was released on 2000 with total page 388 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Slices of on-the-road literary history and detail-rich travel romps with famous writers." Sheila F. Buckmaster, senior editor, National Geographic Traveler
Download Public Theology and the Challenge of Feminism in PDF by Stephen Burns Full Book and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2015-05-01 with total page 132 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Public Theology is a rapidly growing international field of study which focuses on how Christian belief and practice engage with wider social issues. Yet, whilst the ultimate concern of public theology is the well-being of society, this body of theology has largely developed without integrating the thinking of feminist theology and its insights into womens' lives and experience. Public Theology and the Challenge of Feminism argues that public theology risks re-inscribing traditional constructs of public and private, civic and domestic, and uncritical notions of gender and the work and worth of people. The book brings together both theory and case material to expose how public theology has actively downplayed or ignored feminist perspectives and to reveal how constructive feminism can be for the future of public theology.
Download Popularizing Anthropology in PDF by Jeremy MacClancy Full Book and published by Psychology Press. This book was released on 1996 with total page 266 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The contributors of this book discuss the growing popularization of anthropology, arguing that it is not an irrelevant appendage to the main body of the subject but has always been an integral part of it.
Download Travel Writing in PDF by Casey Blanton Full Book and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-08-21 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Blanton follows the development of travel writing from classical times to the present, focusing in particular on Anglo-American travel writing since the eighteenth century. He identifies significant theoretical and critical contributions to the field, and also examines key texts by James Boswell, Mary Kingsley, Graham Greene, Peter Mathiessen, V.S. Naipaul, and Bruce Chatwin.
Download Animal Welfare in World Religion in PDF by Joyce D'Silva Full Book and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2023-05-01 with total page 220 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This unique and readable book examines the relationship between religion and animal welfare, taking a detailed dive into the teachings and practices of the major world religions. While there are many books expounding the beliefs of the major religions and many about the rights and welfare of animals, there are few linking the two. With each chapter focusing on one of the five major religions – Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism – the book explores the beliefs and practices which drive our relationship with and treatment of animals. The book draws on the scriptures of the major faiths and includes the voices of leading historical religious figures and contemporary faith leaders. In doing so, it compares the teachings of old with contemporary practices and showcases the impact of the major religions on both the protection and exploitation of animals, from running animal sanctuaries, to participating in or condoning cruel sports and factory farming. Importantly, the book also includes a chapter looking beyond the major world religions, where it examines a wider range of beliefs and practices, including Indigenous peoples from the USA and Australia, Jainism, Sikhism and Rastafarianism, to provide fascinating insights into another range of beliefs and views on the human-animal relationship. Overall, this book challenges and encourages religious leaders and followers to re-examine their teachings and to prioritise the well-being of animals. This book is essential reading for those interested in the role of religion in animal welfare, human-animal studies, and animal welfare and ethics more broadly.
Download Riverlands of the Anthropocene in PDF by Margaret Somerville Full Book and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2020-05-27 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is an invitation to readers to ponder universal questions about human relations with rivers and water for the precarious times of the Anthropocene. The book asks how humans can learn through sensory embodied encounters with local waterways that shape the architecture of cities and make global connections with environments everywhere. The book considers human becomings with urban waterways to address some of the major conceptual challenges of the Anthropocene, through stories of trauma and healing, environmental activism, and encounters with the living beings that inhabit waterways. Its unique contribution is to bring together Australian Aboriginal knowledges with contemporary western, new materialist, posthuman and Deleuzean philosophies, foregrounding how visual, creative and artistic forms can assist us in thinking beyond the constraints of western thought to enable other modes of being and knowing the world for an unpredictable future. Riverlands of the Anthropocene will be of particular interest to those studying the Anthropocene through the lenses of environmental humanities, environmental education, philosophy, ecofeminism and cultural studies.
Download Disaster Resilience in PDF by Douglas Paton Full Book and published by Charles C Thomas Publisher. This book was released on 2017-06-12 with total page 438 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Events such as the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and the Japanese earthquakes and tsunamis in 2011 have provided unfortunate reminders of the susceptibility of many communities to devastating losses from natural hazards. These events provided graphic illustrations of how extreme hazard events adversely impact on people, affect communities and disrupt the community and societal mechanisms that serve to organize and sustain community capacities and functions. However, there is much that communities can do to mitigate their risk and manage disaster consequences. The construct that epitomizes how this is done is resilience. The contents of this volume provide valuable insights into how societal resilience can be developed and sustained. This considerably expanded new edition presents major topics of: Coexisting with Natural Hazards; Urban Resilience in Asia; Lifelines and Urban Resilience; Business Continuity in Disaster; Hazard Mitigation in Communities; Hazard Readiness and Resilience; Child Citizenship in Disaster Risk; Old Age and Resilience; Gender and Disaster Resilience; Impact of High Functionality on Resilience; Art and Resilience; Cross-Cultural Perspectives and Coping with Hazards; Religious Practices and Resilience; Living in Harmony with our Environment; Critical Incidence Response; Governance; Heat Wave Resilience; Wildfire Disaster Resilience; and Progress and Challenges to Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience. This exceptional book brings together contributions from international experts in core areas and includes chapters that provide and overarching framework within which the need for interrelationships between levels to be developed is discussed. The book will be an outstanding resource for those researching or teaching courses in emergency management, disaster management, community development, environmental planning and urban development. In addition, it will serve law enforcement and emergency agencies, welfare agencies, and professionals in applied psychology.
Download Travel Writing from Black Australia in PDF by Robert Clarke Full Book and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2015-11-19 with total page 196 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Over the past thirty years the Australian travel experience has been ‘Aboriginalized’. Aboriginality has been appropriated to furnish the Australian nation with a unique and identifiable tourist brand. This is deeply ironic given the realities of life for many Aboriginal people in Australian society. On the one hand, Aboriginality in the form of artworks, literature, performances, landscapes, sport, and famous individuals is celebrated for the way it blends exoticism, mysticism, multiculturalism, nationalism, and reconciliation. On the other hand, in the media, cinema, and travel writing, Aboriginality in the form of the lived experiences of Aboriginal people has been exploited in the service of moral panic, patronized in the name of white benevolence, or simply ignored. For many travel writers, this irony - the clash between different regimes of valuing Aboriginality - is one of the great challenges to travelling in Australia. Travel Writing from Black Australia examines the ambivalence of contemporary travelers’ engagements with Aboriginality. Concentrating on a period marked by the rise of discourses on Aboriginality championing indigenous empowerment, self-determination, and reconciliation, the author analyses how travel to Black Australia has become, for many travelers, a means of discovering ‘new’—and potentially transformative—styles of interracial engagement.
Download 2016 World Journals in PDF by Barbara Wolf Full Book and published by AuthorHouse. This book was released on 2016-08-01 with total page 148 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 2016 World Journals speaks about Australian Aborigines, Japanese world peace gathering, ancient Atlantean crystals, Songlines, Blessings Chimes, Vortexes, Solstices, and more.
Download The 'Imagined Sound' of Australian Literature and Music in PDF by Joseph Cummins Full Book and published by Anthem Press. This book was released on 2019-09-20 with total page 202 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: ‘Imagined Sound’ is a unique cartography of the artistic, historical and political forces that have informed the post-World War II representation of Australian landscapes. It is the first book to formulate the unique methodology of ‘imagined sound’, a new way to read and listen to literature and music that moves beyond the dominance of the visual, the colonial mode of knowing, controlling and imagining Australian space. Emphasising sound and listening, this approach draws out and re-examines the key narratives that shape and are shaped by Australian landscapes and histories, stories of first contact, frontier violence, the explorer journey, the convict experience, non-Indigenous belonging, Pacific identity and contemporary Indigenous Dreaming. ‘Imagined Sound’ offers a compelling analysis of how these narratives are reharmonised in key works of literature and music.
Download Understanding Interaction in PDF by Bert Bongers Full Book and published by CRC Press. This book was released on 2021-12-22 with total page 231 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Understanding Interaction explores the interaction between people and technology in the broader context of the relations between the human-made and the natural environments. It is not just about digital technologies – our computers, smartphones, the Internet – but all our technologies, such as mechanical, electrical, and electronic. Our ancestors started creating mechanical tools and shaping their environments millions of years ago, developing cultures and languages, which in turn influenced our evolution. Volume 1 looks into this deep history, starting from the tool-creating period (the longest and most influential on our physical and mental capacities) to the settlement period (agriculture, domestication, villages and cities, written language), the industrial period (science, engineering, reformation, and renaissance), and finally the communication period (mass media, digital technologies, and global networks). Volume 2 looks into humans in interaction – our physiology, anatomy, neurology, psychology, how we experience and influence the world, and how we (think we) think. From this transdisciplinary understanding, design approaches and frameworks are presented to potentially guide future developments and innovations. The aim of the book is to be a guide and inspiration for designers, artists, engineers, psychologists, media producers, social scientists, etc., and, as such, be useful for both novices and more experienced practitioners. Image Credit: Still of interactive video pattern created with a range of motion sensors in the Facets kaleidoscopic algorithm (based underwater footage of seaweed movement) by the author on 4 February 2010, for a lecture at Hyperbody at the Faculty of Architecture, TU Delft, NL.
Download Christianities in Migration in PDF by Peter C. Phan Full Book and published by Springer. This book was released on 2016-04-29 with total page 348 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book migrates through continents, regions, nations, and villages, in order to tell the stories of diverse kinds of nomadic dwellers. It departs from Africa, en routes itself toward Asia, Oceania, Europe, and culminates in the Americas, with the territories of Latin America, Canada, and the United States. The volume travels through worn out pathways of migration that continue to be threaded upon today, and theologically reflects on a wide range of migratory aims that result also in diverse forms of indigenization of Christianity. Among the main issues being considered are: How have globalization and migration affected the theological self-understanding of Christianity? In light of globalization and migration, how is the evangelizing mission of Christianity to be understood and carried out? What ecclesiastical reforms if any are required to enable the church to meet present-day challenges?