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De Constructing Dahl

Author : Laura Vinas Valle
ISBN : 9781443887557
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This is the first single-authored monograph on Roald Dahl since 1994. Remarkably, in spite of Dahl’s commercial success, and the divided opinions he generates, very little scholarly work on the author has been produced. In the light of sociocultural constructivist theory, De-constructing Dahl focuses on the critical context, texts and paratexts that make up the packaging of “Dahl.” It offers the first thorough overview of the criticism and the language employed to discuss Dahl since the 1970s, the difficulties that using such language entails, and how it still permeates current criticism. It delves into the relationship between Dahl’s children’s and adult fiction by drawing comparisons and contrasts and exploring the common traits and patterns that bring his whole work together. It also examines how Dahl constructed himself as a children’s writer; how his publishing house and allies contribute to mediating and sustaining the Dahl public persona; the ways that marketing strategies are responsible for the identity of his books; and how editorial decisions about the age range, and, therefore, how the classification of a manuscript as a book for children or for adults constructs particular ideas of what “children’s literature” is, and what is considered “appropriate” or “unsuitable” for children to read.
Category: Literary Criticism

Deconstructing Creole

Author : Umberto Ansaldo
ISBN : 9027229856
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Deconstructing Creole is a collection of studies aimed at critically assessing the idea of creole languages as a homogeneous structural type with shared and peculiar patterns of genesis. Following up on the critical discussion of notions of 'creole exceptionalism' as historical and ideological constructs, this volume tests the basic assumptions that underlie current attempts to present 'creole structure' as a special type, from typological as well as sociohistorical perspectives. The sum of the findings presented here suggests that careful empirical investigation of input varieties and contact environments can explain the structural output without recourse to an exceptional genesis scenario. Echoing calls to dissolve the notion of 'creolization' as a special diachronic process, this volume proposes that theoretically grounded approaches to the notions of simplicity, complexity, transmission, etc. do not warrant considering so-called 'creole' languages as a special synchronic type.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Deconstructing Constructions

Author : Christopher S. Butler
ISBN : 9789027289605
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This collection of papers brings together contributions from experts in functional linguistics and in Construction Grammar approaches, with the aim of exploring the concept of construction from different angles and trying to arrive at a better understanding of what a construction is, and what roles constructions play in the frameworks which can be located within a multidimensional functional-cognitive space. At the same time, the volume has a historical dimension, for instance in plotting the developments which led to recent models. The book is organised in three sections: the first deals with particular theoretical issues, the second is devoted to the recent Lexical Constructional Model, and the third presents a number of analyses of specific constructions. The volume thus makes an important contribution to the ongoing debate about the relationship between functionalist and constructionist models.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Deconstructing The Republic

Author : Anthony Arthur Peacock
ISBN : 0844742635
Genre : Law
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Implementation of the Voting Rights Act has resulted in judicially-mandated multicultural politics, a subversion of the Founding Fathers' original intent.
Category: Law

Deconstructing Theology

Author : Mark C. Taylor
ISBN : UOM:39015008497755
Genre : Religion
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Deconstructing Jesus

Author : Robert M. Price
ISBN : UOM:39015048829694
Genre : Religion
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When France Was King Of Cartography

Author : Christine Marie Petto
ISBN : 0739114409
Genre : Business & Economics
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When France Was King of Cartography investigates over a thousand maps and nearly two dozen map producers, analyzes the map as a cultural artifact, map producers as a group, and the array of map viewers over the course of two centuries in France. The book focuses on situated knowledge or _localized_ interests reflected in these geographical productions. Through the lens of mapmaking, it examines the relationship between power and the practice of patronage, geography, and commerce in early modern France.
Category: Business & Economics

The New Nature Of Maps

Author : John Brian Harley
ISBN : UOM:39015050553182
Genre : Science
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"Focusing on historical examples and the practices of modern cartography, J. B. Harley (1932-1991) offers an alternative to the dominant view that Western cartography since the Renaissance has been a progressive technological, scientific, and objective trajectory of development. This traditional view asserts that maps produce an accurate relational model of terrain and, as such, epitomize representational modernism, which is rooted in the project of the Enlightenment; in sum, maps banish subjectivity from the image. Accordingly, cartographers have promoted a standard scientific model for their discipline, one in which a mirror of nature can be projected through geometry and measurement. Cartographers often mistakenly assess early maps by this modern yardstick, excising from the accepted canon of mapping not only maps from the premodern era but also those from other cultures that do not match Western notions of accuracy."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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Harvard Political Review

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ISBN : IND:30000115676813
Genre : Political science
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Category: Political science