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Against The Grain

Author : Hans Eichner
ISBN : UOM:39015052553354
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Hans Eichner has enjoyed a distinguished career as one of North America's most productive and insightful literary scholars. His many publications on the « Goethezeit and Romanticism (in particular Friedrich Schlegel) are complemented by essays on Nietzsche, Thomas Mann and other modern writers such as Hofmannsthal and Oscar Wilde. Time and again Eichner challenges our traditional views and persuades us to reconsider the conventional wisdom. In prose that is both witty and accessible he brings his keen critical mind to bear on topics such as the interpretation of Goethe's "Wilhelm Meister, the changing image of woman in the age of Romanticism, Eichendorff's treatment of sexuality, and Thomas Mann's debt to Romanticism. This selection from Eichner's prolific output gathers together his most seminal and perceptive essays from over 50 years of publishing. Hans Eichner blickt auf eine vielseitige Karriere als einer der produktivsten und hellsichtigsten Literaturwissenschaftler Nordamerikas zuruck. Die grosse Zahl von Publikationen uber die Goethezeit und die Romantik (insbesondere uber Friedrich Schlegel) wird erganzt durch Aufsatze uber Nietzsche, Thomas Mann und andere moderne Dichter wie Hofmannsthal und Oscar Wilde. In all diesen geistreichen und hochst lesbaren Aufsatzen haben wir es mit einem Kritiker zu tun, der einen frischen Blick auf konventionelle Themen wirft und der uns einladt, althergebrachte Ansichten neu zu untersuchen und literarische Werke « gegen den Strich zu lesen. So werden neben Goethes "Wilhelm Meister, das wechselnde Bild der Frau in der Romantik, Eichendorffs Darstellung der Sexualitat und Thomas Manns Rezeption der Romantik unter die Lupe genommen.Dieser Band enthalt eine Auswahl von Aufsatzen aus mehr als 50 Jahren.
Category: Literary Criticism

Against The Grain

Author : James C. Scott
ISBN : 9780300182910
Genre : History
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An account of all the new and surprising evidence now available for the beginnings of the earliest civilizations that contradict the standard narrative Why did humans abandon hunting and gathering for sedentary communities dependent on livestock and cereal grains, and governed by precursors of today's states? Most people believe that plant and animal domestication allowed humans, finally, to settle down and form agricultural villages, towns, and states, which made possible civilization, law, public order, and a presumably secure way of living. But archaeological and historical evidence challenges this narrative. The first agrarian states, says James C. Scott, were born of accumulations of domestications: first fire, then plants, livestock, subjects of the state, captives, and finally women in the patriarchal family--all of which can be viewed as a way of gaining control over reproduction. Scott explores why we avoided sedentism and plow agriculture, the advantages of mobile subsistence, the unforeseeable disease epidemics arising from crowding plants, animals, and grain, and why all early states are based on millets and cereal grains and unfree labor. He also discusses the "barbarians" who long evaded state control, as a way of understanding continuing tension between states and nonsubject peoples.
Category: History

Against The Grain

Author : Gillian Ranson
ISBN : 9781442603585
Genre : Family & Relationships
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"An exciting, fresh, and timely look at the experiences of mothers and fathers who challenge dominant cultural expectations in their efforts to care for their children. Ranson's analysis offers a new way of thinking about parenting." - Glenda Wall, Wilfrid Laurier University
Category: Family & Relationships

Against The Grain

Author : Marc Lappé
ISBN : 1853836575
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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The world's food production is undergoing a rapid and revolutionary transformation, but little is known about it and less is being done to question the wisdom of it. Within a very few years, much of what we eat will have been genetically engineered, without proper consideration of the issues of public health, consumer choice and ecological stability. Against the Grain argues that the consequences of this huge experiment could be catastrophic, and at the very least have been underestimated or ignored by the industries exploiting the new technologies. The authors have unearthed government and industry documents which show these new methods to be far from fail-safe or risk free. Comprehensively supported with facts and references, the book provides a full account of the science and technologies involved in producing 'transgenic plants'. It also explains the scale and speed of what is going on, and argues for full public accountability and control of new developments - before it is too late.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Samuel Butler Victorian Against The Grain

Author : James G. Paradis
ISBN : 9780802097453
Genre : Literary Criticism
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"Samuel Butler, Victorian against the Grain" is an interdisciplinary collection of essays that provides a critical overview of Butler's career, one which places his multifaceted body of work within the cultural framework of the Victorian age.
Category: Literary Criticism

Teaching Against The Grain

Author : Roger I. Simon
ISBN : 0897892070
Genre : Education
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Simon reflexively considers the basis on which teachers form their own dispositions and feelings, and urges them to consider not only what they might do as teachers but what social visions are supported by their practices.
Category: Education

Against The Grain

Author : Anders L. Sandberg
ISBN : 0774807660
Genre : Political Science
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Too often, the ideas and practices of professional foresters have beenviewed as monolithic. This book argues that forestry is a more diverseand complex activity than has been generally recognized. It alsounderlines the political character of the profession. Difference liesat the root of politics, and Nova Scotia forestry has been punctuatedby fundamental debates on matters of science, policy, and management.In different ways, the subjects of this volume all have run"against the grain," raising challenges in pursuit of newforestry practice. Many of their challenges have failed, in the face ofa determined consensus. Nonetheless, the plurality of views andexperiences they reveal are an apt reflection of the inherentlypolitical character of modern forestry and of the need to push beyondappearance to find the foundations of both orthodoxy and dissent.
Category: Political Science

Against The Grain

Author : Anshuman Prasad
ISBN : 8763002434
Genre : Business & Economics
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The book offers an important look at the extraordinary power and promise of post-colonialism as a critical perspective in management and organisation studies.
Category: Business & Economics

Against The Grain

Author : Gary L. Pleasant
ISBN : 1467806226
Genre : Religion
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While the church is headed for purpose, destiny and dollars, the world is heading for moral collapse. Jesus commanded the church to enter in at the straight gate, for wide is the gate that leadeth to destruction and narrow is the way that leadeth to eternal life. Jesus declared that few be there that find it. He makes it clear that few will actually travel the road against the grain. This book was written for the sole purpose to encourage believers to keep the faith without compromise. As you turn through the pages of this book you will be challenged to repent, confess and ask God to guide your steps as you travel the road of life. You will also be encouraged to know that God still supports His Holy plan. This book cuts across value systems and the need to be tolerant. So, take your time and meditate through each chapter honestly and allow God to speak to your heart.
Category: Religion

Against The Grain

Author : James Carson
ISBN : 9781574416114
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Henry Martyn Lazelle (1832-1917), born in Enfield, Massachusetts, the son of a farmer, orphaned at the age of four, and raised by a succession of relatives and family friends, was the only cadet in the history of the U.S. Military Academy to be suspended and sent back a year (for poor grades and bad behavior) and eventually return as Commandant of the Corps of Cadets. After graduating from West Point in 1855, he scouted with Kit Carson, was wounded by Apaches, and spent nearly a year as a "paroled" prisoner-of-war at the outbreak of the Civil War. Exchanged for a Confederate officer, he took command of a Union cavalry regiment, chasing Mosby's Rangers throughout northern Virginia. The early days of Reconstruction brought him to the Carolinas. Later he represented the U.S. at British Army maneuvers in India and commanded units and posts in the Far West and the Dakotas during the relocation and ravaging of the American Indian nations. Due in part to an ingrained disposition to question the status quo, Lazelle's service as a commander and senior staff officer was punctuated at times with contention and controversy. In charge of the official records of the Civil War in Washington, he was accused of falsifying records, exonerated, but dismissed short of tour. As Commandant of Cadets at West Point, he was a key figure during the infamous court martial of Johnson Whittaker, one of West Point's first African American cadets. Again, he was relieved of duty after a bureaucratic battle with the Academy’s Superintendent. Lazelle retired in 1894 as Colonel of the 18th U.S. Infantry at Fort Bliss, Texas, where his Army career had begun 38 years earlier. Along the way, he authored articles on military strategy and tactics, took up spiritualism, and published two books on the relationship between science and theology.
Category: Biography & Autobiography