THE GIVE AND TAKE OF EVERYDAY LIFE

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The Give And Take Of Everyday Life

Author : Bambi B. Schieffelin
ISBN : 0521386543
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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In this study of language socialization among the Kaluli people of Papua New Guinea, Bambi B. Schieffelin examines the everyday speech activities between children and members of their families, linking them to other social practices and symbolic forms such as exchange systems, gender roles, sibling relationships, rituals and myths. In Kaluli society, as in many others in Papua New Guinea, reciprocity plays a primary role in social life. In families, social relationships are constituted through giving and sharing food. Children, however, are also socialized through language to refuse to share, creating a tension in daily interactions. Issues of authority, autonomy and interdependence are negotiated through these verbal exchanges. Schieffelin demonstrates how language plays a fundamental role in the production, meaning and interpretation of these activities, as it is the medium of social practice. Through the micro-analysis of social interactions, Schieffelin shows how values regarding reciprocity, gender relations and language itself are indexed and socialized in everyday talk to children, and how children's own ways of speaking express fundamental cultural concerns about their social relationships.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Give And Take Of Writing

Author : Jane Mace
ISBN : STANFORD:36105111646647
Genre : Education
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This exciting title puts writing at the heart of the literacy debate. Looking at the vast number and roles of scribes in the cultural life of societies, Mace examines how the power balance between scribe and author alters in the public world. She considers how scribes keep or lose the trust of their authors in expressive writing; and finally sets out arguments for the language experience approach to adult literacy learning and teaching. Including valuable research, examples and anecdotes this title focuses on how the scribed-for or authors should be seen not as less literate than the scribe, but differently so.
Category: Education

Cities As Multiple Landscapes

Author : Christina Antenhofer
ISBN : 9783593435565
Genre : Social Science
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Im Zentrum dieses Buches stehen Geschichte, Materialität, Mikrolandschaften und Atmosphären der Partnerstädte Innsbruck und New Orleans. Dabei stützen sich die Autorinnen und Autoren auf das Konzept der "multiplen Landschaften".
Category: Social Science

Lectionary Preaching Workbook Series Vi Cycle C

Author : E. Carver McGriff
ISBN : 9780788017018
Genre : Bible
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"Preachers must understand the teaching techniques of parable and hyperbole, not to mention having a good background in systematic theology, in order to understand what the Bible's writers really meant.... But our responsibility is also to reduce the complexities of Bible study to such simplicities that our many listeners, ranging from busy young professional people to aging men and women of failing health to youngsters facing a variety of new temptations, can take away a saving word." (from the Preface) E. Carver McGriff provides the tools preachers need for their daunting task with some of the most timely and thought-provoking research on the lectionary texts ever made available. Included for each scriptural lesson in the lectionary are: - A listing of the applicable Revised Common, Roman Catholic, and Episcopal lectionary texts. - A description of the Psalm of the day. - A prayer for the day. - Commentary that is more than academic exegesis -- McGriff brings to the forefront those points in the lessons that relate most poignantly to our contemporary reality. - Suggested sermon titles for each of the three texts for each Sunday. - Themes and suggested directions for preaching on each text. - Several additional illustrations to enliven your preaching. "Known in the Indianapolis community as a preacher with extraordinary gifts, it is no surprise at all that this work by Carver McGriff brings remarkable insights to those who look for integrity in their preaching. Carver looks at the texts with a freshness that is sure to stimulate the thought process.... Careful use of these suggestions will bring serendipities to preacher and congregation." George H. Tooze Senior Minister, First Baptist Church Indianapolis, Indiana One of America's premiere preachers, E. Carver McGriff returned home after earning two Purple Hearts during World War II to earn a degree in business administration from Butler University. Following a career as a salesman and business owner, McGriff entered Garrett Theological Seminary, where he was voted Best Preacher by the faculty and graduated with distinction. During his 26-year ministry at St. Luke's Methodist Church in Indianapolis, McGriff spearheaded his congregation's remarkable growth in membership from 900 to 4,400, with average Sunday attendance increasing from 300 to over 1,850. McGriff received an honorary degree from the University of Indianapolis and the Outstanding Alumnus award from Butler University and was voted the Distinguished Alumnus of the year by Christian Theological Seminary. McGriff was also honored in 1993 by the Governor of Indiana with the "Sagamore of the Wabash." His sermons have been distributed nationwide by the United Methodist Publishing House.
Category: Bible

Stopping To Smell The Flowers

Author : Stephanie Malo
ISBN : 9781490802497
Genre : Religion
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Our ultimate happiness depends on the balance of four key elements in our lives: Spirituality, Family and Relationships, Hobbies and Interests, and Health. Let this compilation of essay-style memoirs be your guide as you tread along your life path with fulfillment. The four key elements in our lives seem to be synonymous with the four seasons. Spirituality represents the spring, where the fresh energy of the spirit makes all things new with endless possibilities. Hobbies and Interests represents the summer, where the warmth of the sun and the fresh summer breeze stirs us to do the things we most love. Family and Relationships is the fall, where the whipping wind and the leaves blowing down the road remind us of where we come from, where we have been, and the power of love. Health is like winter, just as quiet as our immune system silently neutralizing invaders, or our heart beating day in and day out, without any conscious thought. What speaks to you? Where do your talents lie? What are you here to do? Are you on the right path? Only you know the answers. The extraordinary beauty found in these stories of everyday life can remind you of your purpose and bring you closer to happiness.
Category: Religion

The Economic Psychology Of Everyday Life

Author : Paul Webley
ISBN : 9781134659722
Genre : Psychology
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From childhood through to adulthood, retirement and finally death, The Economic Psychology of Everyday Life uniquely explores the economic problems all individuals have to solve across the course of their lives. Webley, Burgoyne, Lea and Young begin by introducing the concept of economic behaviour and its study. They then examine the main economic issues faced at each life stage, including: * the impact of advertising on children * buying a first house and setting up home * changing family roles and gender-linked inequality * redundancy and unemployment * coping on a pension * obituaries, wills and inheritance. Finally they draw together the commonalties of economic problems across the lifespan, discuss generational and cultural changes in economic behaviour, and examine the significance of other, non-economic constraints, upon individuals. The Economic Psychology of Everyday Life provides a much-needed comprehensive and accessible guide to economic psychology which will be of great interest to researchers and students.
Category: Psychology

Arguing With Anthropology

Author : Karen Sykes
ISBN : 0415254434
Genre : Social Science
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A guide to key elements in anthropology, this work teaches the ability to think, write and argue critically. Its hypothetical approach takes gift-theory - the science of obligation and reciprocity - as the theme of a virtual enquiry, which explores how the discipline has evolved, how it is applied in practice and how it can be argued.
Category: Social Science

Being Jewish Reading Heidegger

Author : Allen Michael Scult
ISBN : 0823223116
Genre : Philosophy
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This book investigates "Being Jewish" not as a sectarian religiosity but as a way of being-in-the-world peculiarly suited to understanding, and perhaps resolving, some of the more perplexing hermeneutical and theological complications of Heidegger's early phenomenology. At the core of "Being Jewish," the author argues is an intimate, long-term engagement with a sacred text, namely, the Torah, which grounds one's very being. Seen from this perspective, "Being Jewish" is a way of life constituted as a way of reading, which is then transmitted to succeeding generations as a passionate teaching.
Category: Philosophy

Theory Of Literature And Other Critical Writings

Author : Sōseki Natsume
ISBN : 9780231518314
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Natsume Soseki (1867-1916) was the foremost Japanese novelist of the twentieth century, known for such highly acclaimed works as Kokoro, Sanshiro, and I Am a Cat. Yet he began his career as a literary theorist and scholar of English literature. In 1907, he published Theory of Literature, a remarkably forward-thinking attempt to understand how and why we read. The text anticipates by decades the ideas and concepts of formalism, structuralism, reader-response theory, and postcolonialism, as well as cognitive approaches to literature that are only now gaining traction. Employing the cutting-edge approaches of contemporary psychology and sociology, Soseki created a model for studying the conscious experience of reading literature as well as a theory for how the process changes over time and across cultures. Along with Theory of Literature, this volume reproduces a later series of lectures and essays in which Soseki continued to develop his theories. By insisting that literary taste is socially and historically determined, Soseki was able to challenge the superiority of the Western canon, and by grounding his theory in scientific knowledge, he was able to claim a universal validity.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Empty Seashell

Author : Nils Bubandt
ISBN : 9780801471964
Genre : Social Science
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The Empty Seashell explores what it is like to live in a world where cannibal witches are undeniably real, yet too ephemeral and contradictory to be an object of belief. In a book based on more than three years of fieldwork between 1991 and 2011, Nils Bubandt argues that cannibal witches for people in the coastal, and predominantly Christian, community of Buli in the Indonesian province of North Maluku are both corporeally real and fundamentally unknowable. Witches (known as gua in the Buli language or as suanggi in regional Malay) appear to be ordinary humans but sometimes, especially at night, they take other forms and attack people in order to kill them and eat their livers. They are seemingly everywhere and nowhere at the same time. The reality of gua, therefore, can never be pinned down. The title of the book comes from the empty nautilus shells that regularly drift ashore around Buli village. Convention has it that if you find a live nautilus, you are a gua. Like the empty shells, witchcraft always seems to recede from experience. Bubandt begins the book by recounting his own confusion and frustration in coming to terms with the contradictory and inaccessible nature of witchcraft realities in Buli. A detailed ethnography of the encompassing inaccessibility of Buli witchcraft leads him to the conclusion that much of the anthropological literature, which views witchcraft as a system of beliefs with genuine explanatory power, is off the mark. Witchcraft for the Buli people doesn't explain anything. In fact, it does the opposite: it confuses, obfuscates, and frustrates. Drawing upon Jacques Derrida’s concept of aporia—an interminable experience that remains continuously in doubt—Bubandt suggests the need to take seriously people’s experiential and epistemological doubts about witchcraft, and outlines, by extension, a novel way of thinking about witchcraft and its relation to modernity.
Category: Social Science