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Plankton Dreams

Author : Tito Rajarshi Mukhopadhyay
ISBN : 1013285387
Genre : Education
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In Plankton Dreams, Tito Rajarshi Mukhopadhyay crafts a proud, satiric style: the special ed student as literary troublemaker. 'Mother had always taught me to learn from circumstance, ' he writes. 'Here, the circumstance was humiliation, a particularly instructive teacher.' 'But I'm not complaining, ' he continues. 'Humiliation, after all, made me a philosopher.' For all of its comic effects, the book alerts readers to an alternative understanding of autism, an understanding that autistics themselves have been promoting for years. Frustrated by how most scientists investigate autism, Mukhopadhyay decides to investigate neurotypicality, treating his research subjects the way he himself was treated. Why shouldn't the autist study the neurotypical? This artful parody of scientific endeavor salvages dignity from a dark place. It also reveals a very talented writer. It is most certainly time to study the neurotypical-his or her relentless assumptions. Perhaps by doing so we may devise a more humble and hospitable society. This work was published by Saint Philip Street Press pursuant to a Creative Commons license permitting commercial use. All rights not granted by the work's license are retained by the author or authors.
Category: Education

Ethics And Research With Young Children

Author : Christopher M. Schulte
ISBN : 9781350076471
Genre : Education
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As researchers and theorists, teachers and teacher educators, parents and grandparents and advocates for children, the authors featured in Ethics and Research with Young Children share a common inclination to counter the idea of an ethics that is conventional-i.e., an ethics that reinforces existing models and discourses, which position children as irrational and incompetent; that de-anonymize children's ways of working and being in the world; that reduces and distorts the social, cultural and political forces that shape children's everyday realities; and, that routinely subtracts from these realities the complex responsibilities that adults have (especially as researchers) to recognize ethics as situated, relational, intersectional, and provisional. Aligned with the interdisciplinary commitments of a Childhood Studies approach and informed by a range of theoretical and practical frameworks, the perspectives offered in this volume are grounded in relationships between and among adults and children, their shifting social, cultural, political and material realities, and a world of ideas and experiences that impel them to face and reorient their ethical commitments to each other.
Category: Education

For A Pragmatics Of The Useless

Author : Erin Manning
ISBN : 9781478012597
Genre : Social Science
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What has a use in the future, unforeseeably, is radically useless now. What has an effect now is not necessarily useful if it falls through the gaps. In For a Pragmatics of the Useless Erin Manning examines what falls outside the purview of already-known functions and established standards of value, not for want of potential but for carrying an excess of it. The figures are various: the infrathin, the artful, proprioceptive tactility, neurodiversity, black life. It is around the latter two that a central refrain echoes: "All black life is neurodiverse life." This is not an equation, but an "approximation of proximity." Manning shows how neurotypicality and whiteness combine to form a normative baseline for existence. Blackness and neurodiversity "schizz" around the baseline, uselessly, pragmatically, figuring a more-than of life living. Manning, in dialogue with Félix Guattari and drawing on the black radical tradition's accounts of black life and the aesthetics of black sociality, proposes a "schizoanalysis" of the more-than, charting a panoply of techniques for other ways of living and learning.
Category: Social Science

Thinking In The World

Author : Jill Bennett
ISBN : 9781350069244
Genre : Philosophy
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Engaging with contemporary issues responsibly and creatively can become a very abstract activity. We can sometimes find ourselves talking in terms of theories and philosophies which bear very little resemblance to how life is actually lived and experienced. In Thinking in the World, Jill Bennett and Mary Zournazi curate writings and conversations with some of the most influential thinkers in the world and ask them not just why we should engage with the world ,but also how we might do this. Rather than simply thinking about the world, the authors examine the ways in which we think in and with the world. Whether it's how to be environmentally responsible, how to think in film, or how to dance with a non-human, the need to engage meaningfully in a lived way is at the forefront of this collection. Thinking in the World showcases some of the most compelling arguments for a philosophy in action. Including wholly original, never-before-released material from Michel Serres, Alphonso Lingis, and Mieke Bal, the different chapters in this book constitute dialogues and approachable essays, as well as impassioned arguments for a particular way of approaching thinking in the world.
Category: Philosophy

Extreme Caregiving

Author : Lisa Freitag
ISBN : 9780190491819
Genre : Medical
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Parents who care for children with special needs, particularly those whose children have multiple disabilities or intellectual delays, are pioneers in home health care and caregiving, yet their experience and expertise are rarely recognized. This book collects parent narratives, personal experience, and academic research to portray the lives of parent caregivers, looking at both the trials and the triumphs inherent in raising a child with special needs. Parents raising children with special needs often must devote all of their resources, both tangible and spiritual, to providing care long into their offspring's lives. Their experience exceeds the usual parameters of parenting. This book examines all of the facets of their parenting role, the care they provide, challenges they face, and questions many assumptions. It presents parents as neither emotional wrecks nor overburdened saints, but as moral individuals struggling to find their own way through relatively unexplored territory. This book begins to recognize the moral consequences of providing long-term care for a child with complex needs. Using a virtue ethic framework isolates the various tasks involved, and evaluates the moral demands placed on the parent attempting to perform them. On their journey to provide for their child the best life possible, parents must alter their own lives and attitudes, and become the sort of person who can perform the necessary caregiving. Raising a child with special needs demands from the parent a reassessment of their personal and social lives. Some of the consequences, such as the presumed emotional and physical burden of constant attentiveness and the numerous unexpected responsibilities, have been reported previously. But the need for competence, which drives an acquisition of medical knowledge, has not previously been analyzed, nor has there been recognition of the enormous moral task of encouraging identity formation in a child with intellectual delays or disabilities. For a child who cannot attain independence, parents must continue to provide care and support into an uncertain future.
Category: Medical

Our Souls Keep

Author : Susan Joyner-Stumpf and Deborah Brooks Langford
ISBN : 9781365905742
Genre : Poetry
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When stars collide, they can create the most beautiful music poetry has to offer follow the continuing journey of two of those stars who found Love and SISTERHOOD in a world where a falling star can also be a RISING star of true friendship at its cosmic best.
Category: Poetry

Arctic Dreams

Author : Barry Lopez
ISBN : 9781473512498
Genre : Travel
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‘A master nature writer’ (New York Times) provides the ultimate natural, social and cultural history of the Arctic landscape. The author of Horizon’s classic work explores the Arctic landscape and the hold it continues to exert on our imagination. WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY ROBERT MACFARLANE Lopez’s journey across our frozen planet is a celebration of the Arctic in all its guises. A hostile landscape of ice, freezing oceans and dazzling skyscapes. Home to millions of diverse animals and people. The stage to massive migrations by land, sea and air. The setting of epic exploratory voyages. In crystalline prose, Lopez captures the magic of the Arctic: the essential mystery and beauty of a continent that has enchanted man’s imagination and ambition for centuries. ‘The Arctic dreamland seen and described by a writer of rare perception and poetic descriptive power... The pages sparkle with Arctic light’ Scotsman
Category: Travel

Carbon Dreams

Author : Susan M. Gaines
ISBN : UCSC:32106016651934
Genre : Fiction
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Oceanographer Tina Arenas studies climates of the distant geologic past, but her data has unexpectedly modern implications. Thrust into the growing controversy over global warming, Tina struggles to sort out her conflicting responsibilities to science and society. To complicate matters, she finds herself falling for Chip Stevens, a local organic farmer who has his own ideas about responsibility -- and love.
Category: Fiction

Salt Dreams

Author : William Eno DeBuys
ISBN : UOM:39015048934197
Genre : Nature
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Today the Salton Sea is in desperate environmental trouble.".
Category: Nature

Drive In Dream Girls

Author : Tom Lisanti
ISBN : 9780786493425
Genre : Performing Arts
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During the 1960s, a bushel of B–movies were produced and aimed at the predominantly teenage drive-in movie audience. At first teens couldn’t get enough of the bikini-clad beauties dancing on the beach or being wooed by Elvis Presley, but by 1966 young audiences became more interested in the mini-skirted, go-go boot wearing, independent-minded gals of spy spoofs, hot rod movies and biker flicks. Profiled herein are fifty sexy, young actresses that teenage girls envied and teenage boys desired including Quinn O’Hara, Melody Patterson, Hilarie Thompson, Donna Loren, Pat Priest, Meredith MacRae, Arlene Martel, Cynthia Pepper, and Beverly Washburn. Some like Sue Ane Langdon, Juliet Prowse, Marlyn Mason, and Carole Wells, appeared in major studio productions while others, such as Regina Carrol, Susan Hart, Angelique Pettyjohn and Suzie Kaye were relegated to drive-in movies only. Each biography contains a complete filmography. Some also include the actresses’ candid comments and anecdotes about their films, the people they worked with, and their feelings about acting. A list of web sites that provide further information is also included.
Category: Performing Arts

Susquehanna River Of Dreams

Author : Susan Q. Stranahan
ISBN : UVA:X002310861
Genre : Travel
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An award-winning journalist tells the sweeping story of one of America's great rivers--ranging in time from the Susquehanna's geologic origins to the modern threats to its ecosystem, describing human settlements, industry and pollution, and recent efforts to save the river. 35 illus.
Category: Travel

Plankton Culture Manual

Author : Frank H. Hoff
ISBN : UCSD:31822037223450
Genre : Aquaculture
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"Manual for culturing live food items for aquarists aquaculture students, businesses, and researchers. Includes microalgre, rotifers, artemia, dophila, cloms, amphipods, etc."
Category: Aquaculture

Plankton S Luck

Author : Mungo MacCallum
ISBN : NWU:35556018944207
Genre : Arts
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Category: Arts

Gasoline Dreams

Author : G. E. Murray
ISBN : UCAL:B4411817
Genre : California
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Category: California

Color My Dreams

Author : St. George, Edith
ISBN : 0671469614
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The Dreams Of Reason

Author : Heinz R. Pagels
ISBN : UCSC:32106008420868
Genre : Social Science
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Describes the ability of computers to simulate complex systems, traces the rise of the science of complexity, and predicts the future influence of computers on business, science, telecommunications, and the military
Category: Social Science

Beyond My Wildest Dreams

Author : John Paul Harris
ISBN : PSU:000063583564
Genre : Outdoor recreation
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Category: Outdoor recreation

Angel Dreams Peppermint Creams

Author : John Wood
ISBN : UOM:39015038138114
Genre : Hard-core unemployed
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Charlie dreams of silver-knickered angels flying through the Medenham sky as he sleeps on park benches and scribbles poetry. He also dreams of peppermint creams. And after Ellie, head of the local Writers' Circle, picks up his discarded writing, things will never be the same again.
Category: Hard-core unemployed