Communicating With The World Of Beings

Author: Knut Helskog
Publisher: Oxbow Books
ISBN: 1782974121
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Communicating With The World Of Beings from the Author: Knut Helskog. The rock art found in the World Heritage sites in the Alta area, Arctic Norway, comprise thousands of images including reindeer and elk as well as fish, birds, boats, humans and geometric patterns. They contain information about peoples who lived in this northern area from about 5000 BC up until the birth of Christ; such as possible social organizations, hunting and trapping, beliefs, rituals,stories, legends, myths, cultural changes and continuities. Communicating with the world of beings addresses an understanding of the rock art in terms of communication with other people and other than-human beings. The figures could have been seen and experienced as symbols in rituals or as expressions of identity, position, power and rights, as depictions of real events and perhaps for use in storytelling. Through rock art, people might also have been able to communicate with other-than-human beings who ruled parts of the environment – in order to petition favors for themselves or others. These other-than-human beings may have been perceived as good and evil powers and spirits of the different worlds of the universe; the dead or souls; which also included the animals depicted or were even embodied in the stone. This communication may have been based on a belief that both living beings and inert objects and natural phenomena had souls, a belief that may have existed ever since the earliest settlements. Such an animistic belief means that everything was seen as having a consciousness and identity of its own, independent and imbued with a will. Therefore, it was essential that the different participants communicated with one another as equal partners. In this beautifully illustrated book Knut Helskog provides a lyrical and personal interpretation of the chronology, patterning and possible meanings behind this extraordinary landscape of prehistoric rock art.

The Child In The World

Author: Eva M. Simms
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
ISBN: 0814338402
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The Child In The World from the Author: Eva M. Simms. A dialogue between developmental research and continental philosophy that illuminates how children experience the world.

How To Get A 2 1 In Media Communication And Cultural Studies

Author: Noel R Williams
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761949121
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How To Get A 2 1 In Media Communication And Cultural Studies from the Author: Noel R Williams. How can you succeed in media, communication and cultural studies? How can you sort out your dissertation? This guide defines the field, provides easy tips on being a good learner and supplies a trouble-shooting and problem solving guide for all aspects of your study.

Sign Crossroads In Global Perspective

Author: Susan Petrilli
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 1412834082
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Sign Crossroads In Global Perspective from the Author: Susan Petrilli. Language is the species-specific human version of the animal system of communication. In contrast to non-human animals, language enables humans to invent a plurality of possible worlds; reflect upon signs; be responsible for our actions; gain conscious awareness of our inevitable mutual involvement in the network of life on this planet; and be responsibly involved in the destiny of the planet. The author looks at semiotics, the study of signs, symbols, and communication as developing sequentially rather than successively, more synchronically than diachronically. She discusses the contemporary phenomenon that people in today's society have witnessed and participated in, as part of the development of semiotics. Although there is a long history preceding semiotics, in a sense the field is, as a phenomenon, more "of our time" than of any time past. Its leading figures, whom Petrilli examines, belong to the twentieth and twenty-first century. Semiotics is associated with a capacity for listening. This capacity is also the condition for reconnecting to and recovering the ancient vocation of semiotics as that branch of medical science relating to the interpretation of signs or symptoms. The pragmatic aspect of global semiotics studies the impact of language or signs on those who use them, and looks for consequences in actual practice. In this respect, Petrilli theories that the task for semiotics in the era of globaliation is nothing less than to take responsibility for life in its totality. Susan Petrilli is the Seventh Thomas A. Sebeok Fellow of the Semiotic Society of America and professor in the Department of Signs, Language and Communication at the University of Bari, Italy. In addition, she is the author of numerous books, including Semiotics Unbounded (with Augusto Ponio) and Translation Translation. John Deely is professor of philosophy at the Center for Thomistic Studies, University of St. Thomas and managing editor of The American Journal of Semiotics. He is the author of numerous books including The Impact on Philosophy of Semiotics and What Distinguishes Human Understanding.

Communicating Christ In A Religious World

Author: John Thomas Rogers
Publisher: Xulon Press
ISBN: 1615793062
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Communicating Christ In A Religious World from the Author: John Thomas Rogers. You hear a knock at your door, and you notice through the window two bicycles parked in your driveway. Two clean-cut young men who appear to be conservative salesman or Christian seminary students dressed in white shirts, ties, and dress slacks wait outside. They inform you that they are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the Mormons. What do you say? The fact is that religious people are everywhere from the next door neighbor to the person sitting next to you on the plane. They follow multiple systems of beliefs, and some of them have very different living practices. Not all belong to cults. Some come from common, acceptable religious systems, while others appear extreme. How do you talk to these people and share the message of Christ? How do you even begin to prepare when so many different groups teach so many different doctrines? This book will help you prepare for these conversations. It is not about the teachings of religious groups; plenty of other books outline those teachings. This book explains how to communicate to those in religious systems the love of Christ without a heated debate. You will find Communicating Christ in a Religious World to be a powerful tool which will prepare you to share biblical truth with religious people! John Rogers has been in ministry for over thirty years, spending eighteen of those years as a missionary in an area of Utah that was ninety-five percent Mormon. The only other two options available were a Jehovah's Witness Kingdom Hall and a Hare Krishna compound. John, the author of several published works, currently serves as a Regional Coordinator for Evangelical Baptist Missions, and he has traveled worldwide holding seminars on how to share Christ with religious people.

Communicating God S Word In A Complex World

Author: Robert Daniel Shaw
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742514478
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Communicating God S Word In A Complex World from the Author: Robert Daniel Shaw. The authors say that contemporary proclaimers of God's word can model their approach after that of the writers of scripture, who reinterpreted and restated their received texts for their audiences. Thus, Gospel communication is impacted by the way humans know God. This book draws lesson from the biblical authors themselves as a guide for how best to present God's message.

Computer Games And Technical Communication

Author: Jennifer deWinter
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317162617
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Computer Games And Technical Communication from the Author: Jennifer deWinter. Taking as its point of departure the fundamental observation that games are both technical and symbolic, this collection investigates the multiple intersections between the study of computer games and the discipline of technical and professional writing. Divided into five parts, Computer Games and Technical Communication engages with questions related to workplace communities and gamic simulations; industry documentation; manuals, gameplay, and ethics; training, testing, and number crunching; and the work of games and gamifying work. In that computer games rely on a complex combination of written, verbal, visual, algorithmic, audio, and kinesthetic means to convey information, technical and professional writing scholars are uniquely poised to investigate the intersection between the technical and symbolic aspects of the computer game complex. The contributors to this volume bring to bear the analytic tools of the field to interpret the roles of communication, production, and consumption in this increasingly ubiquitous technical and symbolic medium.

World Congress Of Medical Physics And Biomedical Engineering 2006

Author: Sun I. Kim
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540368418
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World Congress Of Medical Physics And Biomedical Engineering 2006 from the Author: Sun I. Kim. These proceedings of the World Congress 2006, the fourteenth conference in this series, offer a strong scientific program covering a wide range of issues and challenges which are currently present in Medical physics and Biomedical Engineering. About 2,500 peer reviewed contributions are presented in a six volume book, comprising 25 tracks, joint conferences and symposia, and including invited contributions from well known researchers in this field.