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The Threshold Of The Visible World

Author : Kaja Silverman
ISBN : 9781317795988
Genre : Psychology
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In The Threshold of the Visible World Kaja Silverman advances a revolutionary new political aesthetic, exploring the possibilities for looking beyond the restrictive mandates of the self, and the normative aspects of the cultural image-repertoire. She provides a detailed account of the social and psychic forces which constrain us to look and identify in normative ways, and the violence which that normativity implies.
Category: Psychology

At The Threshold

Author : S. Shirley Feldman
ISBN : 0674050355
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Presents the findings of the Carnegie Foundation study on adolescence, an interdisciplinary synthesis of research into the biological, social, and psychological changes occurring during this key stage in the life span. Focuses on the contexts of adolescent life-- social and ethnic, family and school, leisure and work.
Category: Family & Relationships

Birth On The Threshold

Author : Cecilia Van Hollen
ISBN : 9780520935396
Genre : Social Science
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Even childbirth is affected by globalization—and in India, as elsewhere, the trend is away from home births, assisted by midwives, toward hospital births with increasing reliance on new technologies. And yet, as this work of critical feminist ethnography clearly demonstrates, the global spread of biomedical models of childbirth has not brought forth one monolithic form of "modern birth." Focusing on the birth experiences of lower-class women in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu, Birth on the Threshold reveals the complex and unique ways in which modernity emerges in local contexts. Through vivid description and animated dialogue, this book conveys the birth stories of the women of Tamil Nadu in their own voices, emphasizing their critiques of and aspirations for modern births today. In light of these stories, author Cecilia Van Hollen explores larger questions about how the structures of colonialism and postcolonial international and national development have helped to shape the form and meaning of birth for Indian women today. Ultimately, her book poses the question: How is gender—especially maternity—reconfigured as birth is transformed?
Category: Social Science

Beyond The Threshold

Author : Hein Viljoen
ISBN : 1433100029
Genre : Literary Criticism
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What happens when we cross a significant boundary? We step into an unsettling in-between zone, where we have to abandon accepted structures and truths. Yet this liminal zone can also open up possibilities for inner transformation, leading to the birth of a new sense of fellowship. Since 1994, South Africans have been experiencing the anxieties of old structures breaking down and of new ones being built – a process that South African authors have been powerfully representing and questioning. Beyond the Threshold analyzes the transformative powers of liminal states and hybridizing processes in literature. Its authors discuss a wide range of intriguing liminal characters, dangerous liminal situations, and unique transformations in recent books mainly from South Africa. These books tell the compelling stories of marginal characters, giving their stories moral authority while exploring their transformative possibilities.
Category: Literary Criticism

Blood On The Threshold

Author : Karin Richmond
ISBN : 9781936909629
Genre : Fiction
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The place: Austin, Texas. The date: April 6, 1983. The heroine of Blood on the Threshold, Mirabelle Garrett, was the director of economic development for a U.S.–Mexico border town in the southwest corner of the state. Mirabelle arrived in the capital city to speak to the state legislature about her initiatives to boost its economy while the peso was in free fall, but she never got to deliver that speech. Violence—savage, bloody, and full of rage—intervened. In hair-raising detail, Mirabelle tells the story of how she was stabbed in the back—an incredible twelve times—while in her downtown Austin hotel room. Her assailant was imprisoned for thirty years, during which Mirabelle traveled and consulted with palm readers, spiritual advisers, and Christian leaders in an attempt to make sense of the assault and her childhood dreams that foretold it. Throughout her long journey to healing and forgiveness, Mirabelle’s compassionate zeal to help other victims of violence by championing laws to protect them from their predators was passionate and persistent.
Category: Fiction

To Pause At The Threshold

Author : Esther de Waal
ISBN : 9780819225832
Genre : Religion
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“A threshold is a sacred thing,” goes the traditional saying of ancient wisdom. In some corners of the earth, in some traditional cultures, and in monastic life, this is still remembered. But in our fast-paced modern world, this wisdom is often lost on us. It is important for us to remember the significance of the threshold. While it is certainly true that thresholds mark the end of one thing and the beginning of another, they also act as borders—the places in between, the points of transition. These can be physical, such as the geographical borders of a country; others, such as the spiritual border between the inner and outer world—between ourselves and others—are intangible. In To Pause at the Threshold, Esther de Waal looks at what it is like to live in actual “border country,” the Welsh countryside with its “slower rhythms” and “earth-linked textures,” and explores the importance of opening up and being receptive to one’s surroundings, whatever they may be.
Category: Religion

Moral Philosophy On The Threshold Of Modernity

Author : Jill Kraye
ISBN : 9781402030017
Genre : Philosophy
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Over the past twenty years the transition from the late Middle Ages to the early modern era has received increasing attention from experts in the history of philosophy. In part, this new interest arises from claims, made in literature aimed at a less specialist readership, that this transition was responsible for the subsequent philosophical and theological problems of the Enlightenment. Philosophers like Alasdair MacIntyre and theologians like John Milbank display a certain nostalgia for the medieval synthesis of Thomas Aquinas and, consequently, evaluate the period from 1300 to 1700 in rather negative terms. Other historians of philosophy writing for the general public, such as Charles Taylor, take a more positive view of the Reformation but nevertheless conclude that modernity has been shaped by 1 conflicts which stem from early modern times. Ethics and moral thought occupy a central place in these theories. It is assumed that we have lost something – the concept of virtue, for instance, or the source of common morality. Yet those who put forward such notions do not treat the history of ethics in detail. From the historian’s perspective, their far-reaching theoretical assumptions are based on a quite small body of textual evidence. In reality, there was a rich variety of approaches to moral thinking and ethical theories during the period from 1400 to 1600.
Category: Philosophy

Carry Me Over The Threshold

Author : Zondervan,
ISBN : 9780310861256
Genre : Religion
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Create a wedding that reflects your Christian values with this guide to wedding traditionsDo you know where your favorite wedding traditions came from? Do you want to create a wedding that reflects your Christian faith and practice? From “something borrowed, something blue” to white veils and bridal gowns, from orange blossoms to tossing rice at the happy couple, you’ll learn about the meaning and historical significance of traditions for before, during, and after the wedding. For every Christian bride who wants to let her light shine, Carry Me Over the Threshold will help you create a memorable wedding that reflects your deepest spiritual values.
Category: Religion

Lowering The Threshold

Author : Anthony John Hughes
ISBN : 0850927390
Genre : Business & Economics
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As trade preferences disappear, least developed countries (LDCs) and small and vulnerable economies (SVEs) face problems in attracting private investment into small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
Category: Business & Economics