A Listening Ear

Author: Michael Healy-Rae

Publisher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd

ISBN: 071718630X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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In his first book, Time to Talk, Michael Healy-Rae established himself as part of the great tradition of Kerry storytellers with his chronicles of life in rural Ireland. Now, in his second book, his superior storytelling skills come to the fore once again as he shares more stories of what he’s witnessed and heard in the heart of the country. From his Kerry childhood to musings on rural Ireland today, A Listening Ear brings readers back to the countryside and characters that we have grown to love. With his quick wit and remarkable observations, Michael is a consummate chronicler of country life and the charm of local heroes.

The Listening Ear

Author: Gwen Moore

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1449039480

Category: Religion

Page: 28

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Turning the Hearts of Fathers Back to Their Children

Author: Deon Glover

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1602662258

Category: Religion

Page: 132

View: 8360

Minister Deon Glover pens down the exact words sentimental to issues of today's fathers. He offers inspiration, hope, and spiritual insight to fathers who feel misheard and misunderstood. This book reaches out to fathers across ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds and creates an atmosphere of fellowship. Many fathers struggle with understanding their God-given role and purpose in the family. This book acknowledges this deficiency and emphasizes the inherent and innate authority God has given the man. Minister Glover also engages in the ongoing and provocative issues of child support and how they relate to manipulation so prevalent in today's families and society. He is open in his life experience and transparent regarding his personal struggles and triumphs. Read and be encouraged by the ministry in this book! Discover the Father within the man Expel inadequate and unreliable ideologies Develop deep-seated, fathering techniques Deon H. Glover is a Minister of the Gospel. He is the Executive Director of "Turning Point Fatherhood Development, Inc." a non-profit organization. He counsels' inner city youth and is a panel member of a weekly radio talk show "Church Talk in the Barbershop." Deon and his wife, Cynthia reside in Norfolk, Virginia, and have six children.

The Sonic Color Line

Author: Jennifer Lynn Stoever

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 1479889342

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 352

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Race is a visual phenomenon, the ability to see “difference.” At least that is what conventional wisdom has lead us to believe. Yet, The Sonic Color Line argues that American ideologies of white supremacy are just as dependent on what we hear—voices, musical taste, volume—as they are on skin color or hair texture. Reinforcing compelling new ideas about the relationship between race and sound with meticulous historical research, Jennifer Lynn Stoever helps us to better understand how sound and listening not only register the racial politics of our world, but actively produce them. Through analysis of the historical traces of sounds of African American performers, Stoever reveals a host of racialized aural representations operating at the level of the unseen—the sonic color line—and exposes the racialized listening practices she figures as “the listening ear.” Using an innovative multimedia archive spanning 100 years of American history (1845-1945) and several artistic genres—the slave narrative, opera, the novel, so-called “dialect stories,” folk and blues, early sound cinema, and radio drama—The Sonic Color Line explores how black thinkers conceived the cultural politics of listening at work during slavery, Reconstruction, and Jim Crow. By amplifying Harriet Jacobs, Frederick Douglass, Elizabeth Taylor Greenfield, Charles Chesnutt, The Fisk Jubilee Singers, Ann Petry, W.E.B. Du Bois, and Lena Horne as agents and theorists of sound, Stoever provides a new perspective on key canonical works in African American literary history. In the process, she radically revises the established historiography of sound studies. The Sonic Color Line sounds out how Americans have created, heard, and resisted “race,” so that we may hear our contemporary world differently.

Practical Aesthetics

Author: Bernd Herzogenrath

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350116114

Category: Philosophy

Page: 280

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This collection brings together artists and theoreticians to provide the first anthology of a new field: Practical Aesthetics. A work of art already contains its own criticism, a knowledge of its own which need not be conceptual or propositional. Yet today, there are many approaches to different forms of art that work on the brink between science and art, 'sensible cognition' and proposition, aesthetic knowledge and rational knowledge, while thinking with art (or the artistic material) rather than about it. This volumes presents ways of thinking with different forms of art (film, sound, dance, literature, etc), as well as new forms of aesthetic research and presentation such as Media Philosophy, the audiovisual essay, fictocriticism, the audio paper, and Artistic Research. It reveals how writing about art can become 'artistic' or 'poetic' in its own right: not only writing about artistic effects, but producing them in the first place. This takes art not as an object of (external) analysis, but as a subject with a knowledge in its own right, creating a co-composing 'conceptual interference pattern' between theory and practice. A 'practical aesthetics' thus understood, can be described as thinking with art, in order to find new ways to create worlds and thus to make the world perceivable in different ways.

When Trauma Survivors Return to Work

Author: Barbara Barski-Carrow

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1538105780

Category: Psychology

Page: 208

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When Trauma Survivors Return to Work: Understanding Emotional Recovery explains how managers and co-workers can learn to foster the process of emotional recovery for traumatized employees returning to the workplace. No other resource teaches managers and co-workers how to treat fellow co-workers returning to the workplace after experiencing a violent accident, rape, a burglary, or armed robbery. Or what to say to those who have just been told they have a terminal illness. Or how to treat an employee whose close family member has committed suicide. It is not helpful for co-workers to deny such traumatic events or remain silent, which is what happens. Or for managers to avoid directly communicating with traumatized employees. Is there a short and simple way to teach managers and co-workers how to be truly helpful to such wounded people? The answer is Dr. Barski-Carrow’s illuminating, example-filled book, When Trauma Survivors Return to Work: Understanding Emotional Recovery.

Proverbs and the African Tree of Life

Author: Dorothy BEA Akoto-Abutiate

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004274472

Category: Religion

Page: 214

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Proverbs and the African Tree of Life is Dorothy BEA Akoto-Abutiate’s argument that African folk sayings must be seen as the full-blown tree on to which the Biblical Proverbs can be “grafted” (that is, taught), be learned, understood and appropriated in Africa.


Author: Ineda P. Adesanya

Publisher: Church Publishing

ISBN: 1640651640

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 7168

• A comprehensive resource for understanding the various components of spiritual direction • The first such resource written entirely by spiritual directors of color Early mystics of the Near East and northern Africa created the monastic traditions and were the first psychologists, exploring various practices to test the human capacity. In medieval times, spiritual direction was common in the Roman Catholic monastic traditions. It extended significantly into Protestant Christianity in the late twentieth century by predominantly white and affluent organizations. Spiritual direction has progressively become a global, multi-religious and interfaith practice. This book is a comprehensive and concise text from a spiritual director of color, offering inclusive resources and tools to spiritual directors of many faiths and for people of diverse cultures and traditions. Core skills such a deep listening, hospitality, and discernment are presented with cutting-edge lessons on internal liberation, systemic trauma, and imaginative discovery. Spiritual direction is taught by more than 100 educational institutions and spirituality centers in the US alone, but typical curriculum generally does not reflect current cultural reality and growing diversity. This is a textbook for anyone who studies spiritual direction as both preparation for and deepening of their calling.