Warring With Words

Author: Michael Hanne
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1317689208
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Warring With Words from the Author: Michael Hanne. Scholars in many of the disciplines surrounding politics explicitly utilize either a narrative perspective or a metaphor perspective (though rarely the two in combination) to analyze issues -- theoretical and practical, domestic and international -- in the broad field of politics. Among the topics they have studied are: competing metaphors for the state or nation which have been coined over the centuries in diverse cultures; the frequency with which communal and international conflicts are generated, at least in part, by the clashing religious and historical narratives held by opposing groups; the cognitive short-cuts employing metaphor by which citizens make sense of politics; the need for political candidates to project a convincing self-narrative; the extent to which the metaphors used to formulate social issues determine the policies which will be developed to resolve them; the failure of narratives around the security of the nation to take account of the individual experiences of women and children. This volume is the first in which eminent scholars from disciplines as diverse as social psychology, anthropology, political theory, international relations, feminist political science, and media studies, have sought to integrate the narrative and the metaphor perspectives on politics. It will appeal to any scholar interested in the many ways in which narrative and metaphor function in combination as cognitive and rhetorical instruments in discourse around politics.

Readings In Medieval Texts

Author: David Frame Johnson
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199261635
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Readings In Medieval Texts from the Author: David Frame Johnson. "By bringing together new reflections on canonical, and some non-canonical, writings from the earliest period of English literature to c.1500, Readings in Medieval Texts offers a unique insight into medieval literary production that provides students with essential tools for close reading and textual analysis. An introductory chapter highlights overarching trends in the composition of English literature in the Anglo-Saxon and later medieval periods, and provides an overview of the textual continuities and innovations. Individual chapters themselves give detailed information about context, authorship, date, and critical views on texts, before providing fascinating and thought-provoking examinations of crucial excerpts and themes." "This book will be invaluable for undergraduate and graduate students on all courses in Medieval Studies, particularly those focusing on understanding literature and its role in society."--BOOK JACKET.

Environmentalism

Author: Kay Milton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134868103
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Environmentalism from the Author: Kay Milton. Located in a wide spectrum of current research and practice, from analyses of green ideology and imagery, enviromental law and policy, and local enviromental activism in the West to ethnographic studies of relationships between humans and their enviroments in hunter/gatherer societies, Enviromentalism: The View from Anthropology offers an original perspective on what is probably the best-known issue of the late twentieth century. It will be particularly useful to all social scientists interested in environmentalism and human ecology, to environmental policy-makers and to undergraduates, lecturers and researchers in social anthropology, development studies and sociology.

Warring With The Mind How To Make Your Mind Your Friend

Author: Kirk Prescott
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 1449791875
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Warring With The Mind How To Make Your Mind Your Friend from the Author: Kirk Prescott. Most Christians think their minds will automatically cooperate with them in their walk as Christians. However, this isn't true. The mind must be brought under subjection to the spirit of the living God for this to happen. The book you are holding will help you with this process. It lays out practical applications for using the Bible for the purpose of renewing the mind and making it your friend. We must, with our minds, love God and purpose to serve Him. We must also come to the place where we understand we have been self-serving. Only the teaching of the Bible will bring this to fruition in the mind of the believer. That is what MAKE YOUR MIND YOUR FRIEND is all about. The author used the principles laid out in this book with life-changing results both in ministry and his personal life. As you apply what is taught in this book to your life, you may begin to experience new levels of freedom in your mind. Some of the principles set forth you may or may not know, however it is all supported by Scriptures. As you take this journey, keep a God-centered mindset, and you will be blessed.

Social Psychology And Politics

Author: Joseph P. Forgas
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1317508998
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Social Psychology And Politics from the Author: Joseph P. Forgas. "This volume describes the role of social psychological factors in how political systems function in the 21st century. It presents new theories and evidence showing how attitudes, ideologies, communication, person perception, social cognition and group behavior constitute the foundations of political values; political perception and communication; social cognition and democracy; and identity, intergroup relations and political change. It will appeal to students and researchers in areas of social psychology, political science and public policy, and practitioners interested in the interplay of psychological processes and the functioning of political systems"--

Radical Innocent Upton Sinclair

Author: Anthony Arthur
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0307431657
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Radical Innocent Upton Sinclair from the Author: Anthony Arthur. Few American writers have revealed their private as well as their public selves so fully as Upton Sinclair, and virtually none over such a long lifetime (1878—1968). Sinclair’s writing, even at its most poignant or electrifying, blurred the line between politics and art–and, indeed, his life followed a similar arc. In Radical Innocent: Upton Sinclair, Anthony Arthur weaves the strands of Sinclair’s contentious public career and his often-troubled private life into a compelling personal narrative. An unassuming teetotaler with a fiery streak, called a propagandist by some, the most conservative of revolutionaries by others, Sinclair was such a driving force of history that one could easily mistake his life story for historical fiction. He counted dozens of epochal figures as friends or confidants, including Mark Twain, Jack London, Henry Ford, Thomas Mann, H. G. Wells, Theodore and Franklin Roosevelt, Albert Einstein, Charlie Chaplin, Albert Camus, and Carl Jung. Starting with The Jungle in 1906, Sinclair’s fiction and nonfiction helped to inform and mold American opinions about socialism, labor and industry, religion and philosophy, the excesses of the media, American political isolation and pacifism, civil liberties, and mental and physical health. In his later years, Sinclair twice reinvented himself, first as the Democratic candidate for governor of California in 1934, and later, in his sixties and seventies, as a historical novelist. In 1943 he won a Pulitzer Prize for Dragon’s Teeth, one of eleven novels featuring super-spy Lanny Budd. Outside the literary realm, the ever-restless Sinclair was seemingly everywhere: forming Utopian artists’ colonies, funding and producing Sergei Eisenstein’s film documentaries, and waging consciousness-raising political campaigns. Even when he wasn’t involved in progressive causes or counterculture movements, his name often was invoked by them–an arrangement that frequently embroiled Sinclair in controversy. Sinclair’ s passion and optimistic zeal inspired America, but privately he could be a frustrated, petty man who connected better with his readers than with members of his own family. His life with his first wife, Meta, his son David, and various friends and professional acquaintances was a web of conflict and strain. Personally and professionally ambitious, Sinclair engaged in financial speculation, although his wealth-generating schemes often benefited his pet causes–and he lobbied as tirelessly for professional recognition and awards as he did for government reform. As the tenor of his work would suggest, Sinclair was supremely human. In Radical Innocent: Upton Sinclair, Anthony Arthur offers an engrossing and enlightening account of Sinclair’s life and the country he helped to transform. Taking readers from the Reconstruction South to the rise of American power to the pinnacle of Hollywood culture to the Civil Rights era, this is historical biography at its entertaining and thought-provoking finest.

Ways With Words

Author: Pauline Yu
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520224667
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Ways With Words from the Author: Pauline Yu. This is an interdisciplinary collection of articles analyzing seven classic premodern Chinese texts that are provided in translation.

Fighting Songs And Warring Words

Author: Brian Murdoch
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113496904X
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Fighting Songs And Warring Words from the Author: Brian Murdoch. First published in 1990. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.