Smoke Signals

Author: Martin A. Lee
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439102619
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Smoke Signals from the Author: Martin A. Lee. The best-selling co-author of Acid Dream traces the dramatic social history of marijuana from its origins and its emergence in the 1960s culture wars through the 1996 legalization of medicinal marijuana in California, profiling the multibillion-dollar marijuana industry and how it is reshaping health care. 35,000 first printing.

Smoke Signals For The Gods

Author: F. S. Naiden
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199916403
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Smoke Signals For The Gods from the Author: F. S. Naiden. Animal sacrifice has been critical to the study of ancient Mediterranean religions since the eighteenth century. More recently, two leading views on sacrifice have dominated the subject: the psychological approach of Walter Burkert and the sociological one by Jean-Pierre Vernant and Marcel Detienne. These two perspectives have argued that the main feature of sacrifice is allaying feelings of guilt at the slaughter of sacrificial animals. However, both approaches leave little room for the role of the priests and the gods they hope to communicate with. Nor do they allow for comparison between animal sacrifice and other oblations offered to the gods. F. S. Naiden redresses the omission of these salient features to show that, far from being an attempt to assuage guilt or achieve solidarity, animal sacrifice is an attempt to make contact with a divine being, and that it is so important for—and perceived to be so risky for—the worshippers that it becomes subject to regulations of unequaled extent and complexity. Sacrificial priests are the most closely regulated of all Greek officials, and sacrifice itself is the most closely regulated public business. All this anxiety and effort invites some explanation, yet to date scholars have paid little attention to these regulations. Smoke Signals for the Gods addresses these, while drawing on recent work on Greek sacred law and Greek religious terminology. Furthermore, it seek to explain how mistaken views of sacrifice and animals arose, and traces them farther into the past, often back to early Christianity. Drawing on a wealth of sources, this book provides a complete picture of ancient animal sacrifice.

Smoke Signals

Author: London Arts Board
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Smoke Signals from the Author: London Arts Board. 'Not only do the competition entries reflect the depth of writing talent in London, but they also demonstrate the writers' range and diversity of views. ..We even leared something from them about the mystery and uniqueness of London. Ruth Rendell In 1992, the London Arts Board, Capital 95.8FM and Serpent's Tail sponsored a short story competition open to all Londoners. The entries, of which there were over 600, were judged by Maureen Duffy, Ruth Rendell and Nick Wheeler. Fifteen winners were selected. At the same time, well known London writers - Roy Heath, Shena Mackay, Michael Moorcock, Kate Pullinger and Tom Wakefield - were each asked to contribute a story.The twenty stories brought together in Smoke Signals show a London rich in both the drama of life and literary inspiration. It reminds us that since the days of Chaucer the city has seduced, cajoled, infuriated and mocked its writers.

Smoke Signals

Author: Joanna Hearne
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 0803244622
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Smoke Signals from the Author: Joanna Hearne. Smoke Signals is a historical milestone in Native American filmmaking. Released in 1998 and based on a short-story collection by Sherman Alexie, it was the first wide-release feature film written, directed, coproduced, and acted by Native Americans. The most popular Native American film of all time, Smoke Signals is also an innovative work of cinematic storytelling that demands sustained critical attention in its own right. Embedded in Smoke Signals’s universal story of familial loss and renewal are uniquely Indigenous perspectives about political sovereignty, Hollywood’s long history of misrepresentation, and the rise of Indigenous cinema across the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Joanna Hearne’s work foregrounds the voices of the filmmakers and performers—in interviews with Alexie and director Chris Eyre, among others—to explore the film’s audiovisual and narrative strategies for speaking to multiple audiences. In particular, Hearne examines the filmmakers’ appropriation of mainstream American popular culture forms to tell a Native story. Focusing in turn on the production and reception of the film and issues of performance, authenticity, social justice, and environmental history within the film’s text and context, this in-depth introduction and analysis expands our understanding and deepens our enjoyment of a Native cinema landmark.

From Smoke Signals To Email

Author: Shirley Jordan
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780789151445
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From Smoke Signals To Email from the Author: Shirley Jordan. Describes the progress of communication from smoke signals used by early cultures to email and the Internet.

Smoke Signals

Author: Alexandra Fanny Brodsky
Publisher: The Radcliffe Press
ISBN: 9781860641503
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Smoke Signals from the Author: Alexandra Fanny Brodsky. The author is a direct descendant of the prominent Kiev Brodskys, whose wealth derived from the sugar industry at a time when Ukraine formed part of Russia. This family's lavish benefactions - hospitals, educational institutions and a bacteriological institute - mainly to Kiev, Odessa and Zlatopol, gave them a certain power and influence. Alexandra Brodsky has drawn on family archives and Russian-language publications to sketch her ancestors' life of affluence before the Russian Revolution. Her personal account begins in pre-war Berlin among the Russian emigre community and childhood memories of bewildering situations and poverty. The humourless atmosphere is further darkened by the rise of the Nazis and Hitler. By the time she is in High School, the need to emigrate has become acute and the tension builds as expulsion looms. The reader shares these anxieties through the eyes of a child who has learned to watch in silence.

Smoke Signals

Author: M. John Fayhee
Publisher: Booktango
ISBN: 1468926365
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Smoke Signals from the Author: M. John Fayhee. From illegally entering a closed area in rural China with a pack full of pot to paddling across a crocodile-infested lake in a leaky Zodiac in the Dominican Republic to crash landing in a hot-air balloon in the most-redneck part of Appalachia, Fayhee juxtaposes highly improbable misadventures with tender tales about losing his beloved dog, about the scars that define people in the High Country and about the friendships forged in the most remote parts of the American West.

Smoke Signals

Author: Judith Vaknin
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Smoke Signals from the Author: Judith Vaknin.

Native American Culture And Identity In Sherman Alexie S Smoke Signals And The Business Of Fancydancing

Author: Kerstin Schulze
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3640912829
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Native American Culture And Identity In Sherman Alexie S Smoke Signals And The Business Of Fancydancing from the Author: Kerstin Schulze. Seminar paper from the year 2010 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2,3, University of Munster, language: English, abstract: Post-colonial literature is still present nowadays. Native Americans are living in the modern America but also in their own culture. Sherman Alexie has made notable movies about Native Americans living in modern North America. As a Native American by himself these movies might offer a new perspective on colonized people. Obviously, the field of post-colonialism is closely connected to his movies as the Native Americans have to deal with their history. There is no doubt that Native Americans possess an own identity and an own culture which is mixed up on their native and the non-native identity - a hybrid identity. In the following I will firstly introduce an election of important theorists of post-colonial studies and explain the key concepts that are vital for the upcoming analysis of the movies Smoke Signals and The Business of Fancydancing. After this I will have a closer look to selected scenes of both movies in order to detect indications of hybridity. To what extend are Native Americans coined by the Americanization and to what extent are the Native Americans keeping their own and independent culture or is it indistinguishable from the culture of their colonizers? I will try to expose the different cultural characteristics of indigenous identity, how these cultural traits are presented and if they give indication for their cultural identity. Is the primeval culture of the constellation of generation declined? In this paper I will give an answer to the question in what way this hybridity is reflected. What effect has hybridity on the perception of history?"

Smoke Signals

Author: Jim Poling, Sr.
Publisher: Dundurn
ISBN: 1459706420
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Smoke Signals from the Author: Jim Poling, Sr.. A compelling look at tobacco’s uses and abuses from its Native origins to today’s controversies. When Europeans discovered tobacco among Amerindians in the New World, it became a long-sought panacea of panaceas, the critical ingredient in enemas, ointments, syrups, and powders employed to treat everything from syphilis to cancer. Almost five centuries passed before medical researchers concluded that tobacco is unhealthy and can cause cancer. Smoke Signals follows tobacco from its origins in South America’s Andes through its checkered history as a "miracle cure," powerful addictive and poison, friend of government revenue departments, and enemy of law enforcement directed at contraband and tax diversion. Author Jim Poling, Sr., traces tobacco’s sacredness among Natives, notably how the modern substance has changed Native lives, sometimes for the good, often for the bad, explores how the coffers of governments, now so dependent on tobacco revenue, will be affected if the plant’s commercial use is eliminated, and examines how Native traditions, including tobacco as a holy herb, might survive in modern society and strengthen Natives.