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Nameless Relations

Author : Monica Konrad
ISBN : 157181647X
Genre : Medical
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Based on the author's fieldwork at assisted conception clinics in England in the mid-1990s, this is the first ethnographic study of the new procreative practices of anonymous ova and embryo donation. Giving voice to both groups of women participating in the demanding donation experience - the donors on the one side and the ever-hopeful IVF recipients on the other - Konrad shows how one dimension of the new reproductive technologies involves an unfamiliar relatedness between nameless and untraceable procreative strangers. Offsetting informants' local narratives against traditional Western folk models of the 'sexed' reproductive body, the book challenges some of the basic assumptions underlying conventional biomedical discourse of altruistic donation that clinicians and others promote as "gifts of life." It brings together a wide variety of literatures from social anthropology, social theory, cultural studies of science and technology, and feminist bioethics to discuss the relationship between recent developments in biotechnology and changing conceptions of personal origins, genealogy, kinship, biological ownership and notions of bodily integrity.
Category: Medical

European Kinship In The Age Of Biotechnology

Author : Jeanette Edwards
ISBN : 9781845458928
Genre : Social Science
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Interest in the study of kinship, a key area of anthropological enquiry, has recently reemerged. Dubbed 'the new kinship', this interest was stimulated by the 'new genetics' and revived interest in kinship and family patterns. This volume investigates the impact of biotechnology on contemporary understandings of kinship, of family and 'belonging' in a variety of European settings and reveals similarities and differences in how kinship is conceived. What constitutes kinship for different publics? How significant are biogenetic links? What does family resemblance tell us? Why is genetically modified food an issue? Are 'genes' and 'blood' interchangeable? It has been argued that the recent prominence of genetic science and genetic technologies has resulted in a 'geneticization' of social life; the ethnographic examples presented here do show shifts occurring in notions of 'nature' and of what is 'natural'. But, they also illustrate the complexity of contemporary kinship thinking in Europe and the continued interconnectedness of biological and sociological understandings of relatedness and the relationship between nature and nurture.
Category: Social Science

The American Scholar Reader

Author : Hiram Collins Haydn
ISBN : 9781412849029
Genre : American essays
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Nameless Towns

Author : Thad Sitton
ISBN : 9780292777804
Genre : History
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Sawmill communities were once the thriving centers of East Texas life. Many sprang up almost overnight in a pine forest clearing, and many disappeared just as quickly after the company "cut out" its last trees. But during their heyday, these company towns made Texas the nation's third-largest lumber producer and created a colorful way of life that lingers in the memories of the remaining former residents and their children and grandchildren. Drawing on oral history, company records, and other archival sources, Sitton and Conrad recreate the lifeways of the sawmill communities. They describe the companies that ran the mills and the different kinds of jobs involved in logging and milling. They depict the usually rough-hewn towns, with their central mill, unpainted houses, company store, and schools, churches, and community centers. And they characterize the lives of the people, from the hard, awesomely dangerous mill work to the dances, picnics, and other recreations that offered welcome diversions.
Category: History

All My Relations

Author : Susan Chernak McElroy
ISBN : 1577317076
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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In All My Relations, Susan Chernak McElroy offers ten poignant stories examining such concepts as ownership, naming and unnaming things, interpreting signs and language, and animals as mirrors of the soul. In these pages, you’ll meet Fashion, the old, arthritic mare who reminds the author of the joys of giving for its own sake; Kulu, the zoo chimpanzee who adopts the author as a surrogate mother and demonstrates the heartbreaking realities of captivity; and a host of other critters who will capture your heart and stir your soul. The meditations and practices that accompany the stories will guide you toward a deeper connection with both the animal world and your own stories.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Revaluing Ethics

Author : Thomas W. Smith
ISBN : 0791451410
Genre : Philosophy
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Challenges influential interpretations of Aristotelian ethical and political philosophy.
Category: Philosophy

The Nameless Dead

Author : Paul Johnston
ISBN : 9781426888809
Genre : Fiction
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Crime writer Matt Wells hasn't had much time for a career of late—he's been too busy fighting for his life. And now he can't trust anyone, not even himself. His thoughts are not his own—his subconscious has been infiltrated and a single word can trigger hidden orders buried deep within Matt's memory, turning him into a killing machine. The FBI aims him at the man responsible for his conditioning: an architect of Nazi revival and devotee of the Antichurch of Lucifer Triumphant. This man took Matt's life away and must pay. Even in a nation rife with antigovernment paranoia and conspiracy theories, nobody could believe the things Matt has seen. In a nation infected with trained assassins and ritual murderers, only he can piece together the truth and save the U.S. from impending disaster.
Category: Fiction

Nameless Heroes Of The Bible

Author : Carl Wells
ISBN : 9781468558920
Genre : Religion
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Nobody knows their names . . . Except God--and perhaps several million (billion?) of their closest friends in heaven. The Bible gives us true stories about a large handful of fascinating, but nameless, people. You and I are like them. We too will be nameless to history. And we too have an opportunity to act in ways that have a profound effect for good on the way history unfolds on the earth. They are Nameless Heroes of the Bible. What do they have to teach us?
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Nameless Persons

Author : Martha T. Zingo
ISBN : UOM:39015032571732
Genre : Law
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This study examines the legal discrimination suffered in the United States by children born out of wedlock, in addition to the related discrimination faced by their families, often single mothers and alternative family units.
Category: Law

Nameless God

Author : Hal Hargreaves
ISBN : 9781443827850
Genre : Religion
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Names play pivotal roles in unlocking early Christianity and are interpreted to reveal diverse theological positions. Just how much influence those names wielded cannot be overstated. It triggers this author to suggest the option of a nameless god. The book can be a primer for the person interested in objective observations and willing to consider plausible implications—over orthodoxy. Candor and tough decisions dominate this effort. A fresh view of agnostic thought emerges that is positive and helpful.
Category: Religion

The Philosophical Review

Author : Jacob Gould Schurman
ISBN : UOM:39015074743256
Genre : Philosophy
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An international journal of general philosophy.
Category: Philosophy


Author : Jacob Vradenberg Brower
ISBN : MINN:319510019617106
Genre : French
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The Spell

Author : Alan Hollinghurst
ISBN : 9781440621536
Genre : Fiction
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Here are the interlocking affairs of four men: Robin Woodfield, an architect in his late forties trying to build an idyllic life in Dorset with his young lover, Justin, a would-be actor increasingly disenchanted with the countryside; Robin's attractive and dangerously volatile twenty-two-year-old son Danny; and Justin's former boyfriend Alex, whose life is unexpectedly transformed by a night of house music and a tab of ecstasy.As each falls under the spell of romance or drugs, country living or rough trade, a richly ironic picture emerges of the illusions of love, and of the clashing imperatives of modern gay life: the hunger for contact and the fear of commitment, the need for permanence and the continual disruptions of sex. Ultimately, The Spell details the restlessness of every human heart.
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ISBN : STANFORD:36105007308641
Genre : Detective and mystery stories
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Jet Li

Author : Sabrina Q Yu
ISBN : 9780748689552
Genre : Performing Arts
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This is the first study of Chinese stars and their transnational stardom, examining the transnational Chinese actor Jet Li, probably the best martial arts actor alive.Jet Li's career has crossed numerous cultural and geographic boundaries, from mainland China to Hong Kong, from Hollywood to France. In Jet Li: Chinese Masculinity and Transnational Film Stardom, Sabrina Qiong Yu uses Li as an example to address some intriguing but under-examined issues surrounding transnational stardom in general and transnational kung fu stardom in particular.Presenting case studies of audiences' responses to Jet Li films and his star image, this book explores the way in which Li has evolved from a Chinese wuxia hero to a transnational kung fu star in relation to the discourses of genre, gender, sexuality, ethnicity and national identity. By rejecting a text-centred approach which prevails in star studies and instead emphasising the role of audiences in constructing star image, this book challenges some established perspectives in the study of Chinese male screen images and martial arts/action cinema.
Category: Performing Arts

The American Scholar

Author : William Allison Shimer
ISBN : UVA:X030221608
Genre : American literature
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Category: American literature