Life in Motion

Author: Brandon Lifshitz


ISBN: 0557133106


Page: 89

View: 6365

This is a Collection of Poetry. Some of the poems in this book is not suitable for readers under 18 years of age....

Life in Motion

Author: Misty Copeland

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0751565644

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 312

View: 2004

When Misty Copeland first placed her hands on the ballet barre at an after-school community centre, no one expected the undersized, underprivileged and anxious thirteen-year-old to become one of America's most groundbreaking dancers. A true prodigy, she was attempting in months roles that take most dancers years to master. But when Misty became caught between the control and comfort she found in the world of ballet and the harsh realities of her own life, she had to choose to embrace both her identity and her dreams, and find the courage to be one of a kind. In this instant New York Times bestseller, Misty Copeland tells the story of her historic journey to become the first African-American principal ballerina at the prestigious American Ballet Theatre. With an insider's passion, Misty opens a window into the life of an artist who lives life centre stage, from behind the scenes at her first classes to her triumphant roles in some of the world's most iconic ballets. Life in Motion is a story of passion, identity and grace for anyone who has dared to dream of a different life.

A Life in Motion

Author: Florence Howe

Publisher: The Feminist Press at CUNY

ISBN: 1558616985

Category: Social Science

Page: 590

View: 2729

“A sharp and compelling memoir” of a feminist icon who forged positive change for herself, for women everywhere, and for the world (Rosemary G. Feal, executive director of the Modern Language Association). Florence Howe has led an audacious life: she created a freedom school during the civil rights movement, refused to bow to academic heavyweights who were opposed to sharing power with women, established women’s studies programs across the country during the early years of the second wave of the feminist movement, and founded a feminist publishing house at a time when books for and about women were a rarity. Sustained by her relationships with iconic writers like Grace Paley, Tillie Olsen, and Marilyn French, Howe traveled the world as an emissary for women’s empowerment, never ceasing in her personal struggle for parity and absolute freedom for all women. Howe’s “long-awaited memoir” spans her ninety years of personal struggle and professional triumphs in “a tale told with startling honesty by one of the founding figures of the US feminist movement, giving us the treasures of a history that might otherwise have been lost” (Meena Alexander, author of Fault Lines).

Urban Life-Worlds in Motion

Author: Hans Peter Hahn,Kristin Kastner

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839420229

Category: Social Science

Page: 228

View: 8885

Urban agglomerations host the most vital and creative societies. This applies particularly to Africa, where cities have the highest growth rates world-wide and where the urban population is younger than anywhere else. Urban life-worlds are the basis for the development of new lifestyles and new cultural phenomena. Based on empirical ethnographic research, this book presents case studies that enhance our understanding of the dynamics of urbanity in Africa and beyond - by envisioning cities as crossroads where cultures, biographies and networks meet.

Success Made Simple: Life and the Law of Motion

Author: Michael Weston

Publisher: BalboaPress

ISBN: 145251156X

Category: Self-Help

Page: N.A

View: 1471

Have you ever wondered why some people seem to have it all and others don’t? Do you wish you knew the secrets to success? This book will answer these questions and much more. This book will show you: • That it’s simple to live the life of your dreams • That what you need to know to be successful isn’t taught in school • How life really works and how you can take control of it • How the Law of Motion determines the outcome of your life • How to define what success means to you • An easy to follow, step-by-step process to live a successful life • A simple path to better health, relationships, and finances Before he retired, author Michael Weston was the founding CEO of a highly successful business. From a humble start with just four employees and no measurable income, the business grew to over 650 employees and more than $230 million in revenue. Along the way, the company became one of the fastest-growing and most widely recognized and awarded organisations in its industry. Over the years, he has discovered, refined, and simplified the practices that separate those who create successful lives from those who don’t. By following a few simple principles, Michael has been able to create the life of his dreams. Now his guide puts to work his three decades of professional and personal successes—and failures—to help teach you how to realize your goals. You can seize control of your life and live the life you deserve to live. Michael’s simple, no-nonsense system helps you create the life you desire.

Journeys of Freedom

Author: Y.B Taylor

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1463428146

Category: Poetry

Page: 61

View: 2565

Journeys of Freedom, unlike What I KnowPoems of Life, is not a roller coaster ride of emotions, but more of a funhouse of mirrors. Depending on the readers perspective, each poem reflects life experiences and pokes fun at the contorted nuances often missed by inexperienced observers. The poems of Journeys of Freedom are compiled of life lessons designed to take readers on physical and mental journeys, journeys of observation, journeys of life, journeys of change, journeys of growth, and of course, journeys of freedom.

Monks in Motion

Author: Jack Meng-Tat Chia

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190090995

Category: Religion

Page: 304

View: 9297

Chinese Buddhists have never remained stationary. They have always been on the move. In Monks in Motion, Jack Meng-Tat Chia explores why Buddhist monks migrated from China to Southeast Asia, and how they participated in transregional Buddhist networks across the South China Sea. This book tells the story of three prominent monks Chuk Mor (1913-2002), Yen Pei (1917-1996), and Ashin Jinarakkhita (1923-2002) and examines the connected history of Buddhist communities in China and maritime Southeast Asia in the twentieth century. Monks in Motion is the first book to offer a history of what Chia terms "South China Sea Buddhism," referring to a Buddhism that emerged from a swirl of correspondence networks, forced exiles, voluntary visits, evangelizing missions, institution-building campaigns, and the organizational efforts of countless Chinese and Chinese diasporic Buddhist monks. Drawing on multilingual research conducted in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, Chia challenges the conventional categories of "Chinese Buddhism" and "Southeast Asian Buddhism" by focusing on the lesser-known--yet no less significant--Chinese Buddhist communities of maritime Southeast Asia. By crossing the artificial spatial frontier between China and Southeast Asia, Monks in Motion breaks new ground, bringing Southeast Asia into the study of Chinese Buddhism and Chinese Buddhism into the study of Southeast Asia.

The Anticipatory Corpse

Author: Jeffrey P. Bishop

Publisher: University of Notre Dame Pess

ISBN: 0268075859

Category: Religion

Page: 432

View: 6812

In this original and compelling book, Jeffrey P. Bishop, a philosopher, ethicist, and physician, argues that something has gone sadly amiss in the care of the dying by contemporary medicine and in our social and political views of death, as shaped by our scientific successes and ongoing debates about euthanasia and the “right to die”—or to live. The Anticipatory Corpse: Medicine, Power, and the Care of the Dying, informed by Foucault’s genealogy of medicine and power as well as by a thorough grasp of current medical practices and medical ethics, argues that a view of people as machines in motion—people as, in effect, temporarily animated corpses with interchangeable parts—has become epistemologically normative for medicine. The dead body is subtly anticipated in our practices of exercising control over the suffering person, whether through technological mastery in the intensive care unit or through the impersonal, quasi-scientific assessments of psychological and spiritual “medicine.” The result is a kind of nihilistic attitude toward the dying, and troubling contradictions and absurdities in our practices. Wide-ranging in its examples, from organ donation rules in the United States, to ICU medicine, to “spiritual surveys,” to presidential bioethics commissions attempting to define death, and to high-profile cases such as Terri Schiavo’s, The Anticipatory Corpse explores the historical, political, and philosophical underpinnings of our care of the dying and, finally, the possibilities of change. This book is a ground-breaking work in bioethics. It will provoke thought and argument for all those engaged in medicine, philosophy, theology, and health policy.