SEX AND ALL THAT

Author: Mary Scriver

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1312047585

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

View: 9180


Cultural arrangements for human relationships are heavily coded for sex identification, generatively, economics, disease, violence, families and war. So many new discoveries (birth control, Viagra, in vitro conception, mosaic genetics, surrogate mothers, equal pay for equal work, global population mixing plus edgy media influence and the shift from binaries to spectrums) that much needs to be rethought.

Love in the Anthropocene

Author: Dale Jamieson,Bonnie Nadzam

Publisher: OR Books

ISBN: 193929391X

Category: Fiction

Page: 218

View: 9756


“Dale Jamieson and Bonnie Nadzam cause us to think—and to feel—what life will be like in a future where nothing is left that is spontaneous, accidental, or uncontrolled. A beautiful—and frightening—book.” —Naomi Oreskes, professor, history of science, Harvard; author, Merchants of Doubt “Nadzam's prose is just gorgeous—she writes about people and skies and mountains and landscapes with incredible precision and appreciation of beauty. A reader can swim in these sentences and soak up the landscape via the prose with great pleasure.” —Aimee Bender on Bonnie Nadzam's Lamb “I started reading [Jamieson's prose] and couldn't stop... Part of what’s mesmerizing about climate change is its vastness across both space and time. Jamieson, by elucidating our past failures and casting doubt on whether we’ll ever do any better, situates it within a humanely scaled context.” —Jonathan Franzen on Dale Jamieson's Reason in a Dark Time An audacious collaboration between an award-winning novelist and a leading environmental philosopher, Love in the Anthropocene taps into one of the hottest topics of the day, literally and figuratively—our corrupted environment—to deliver five related stories (“Flyfishing,” “Carbon,” “Holiday,” “Shanghai,” and “Zoo”) that investigate a future bereft of natural environments, introduced with a discussion on the Anthropocene—the Age of Humanity—and concluding with an essay on love. The “love” these writer/philosophers investigate and celebrate is as much a constant as is human despoliation of the planet; it is what defines us, and it is what may save us. Science fiction, literary fiction, philosophical meditation, manifesto? All the above. This unique work is destined to become an essential companion—a primer, really—to life in the 21st century.

Hear Us Out

Author: Richard Canning

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231128674

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 358

View: 3398


Mikhail Gorbachev and Zdenek Mlynar were friends for half a century, since they first crossed paths as students in 1950. Although one was a Russian and the other a Czech, they were both ardent supporters of communism and socialism. One took part in laying the groundwork for and carrying out the Prague spring; the other opened a new political era in Soviet world politics. In 1993 they decided that their conversations might be of interest to others and so they began to tape-record them. This book is the product of that "thinking out loud" process. It is an absorbing record of two friends trying to explain to one another their views on the problems and events that determined their destinies. From reminiscences of their starry-eyed university days to reflections on the use of force to "save socialism" to contemplation of the end of the cold war, here is a far more candid picture of Gorbachev than we have ever seen before.

Reading the Contemporary Irish Novel 1987 - 2007

Author: Liam Harte

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111850223X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 280

View: 7070


Reading the Contemporary Irish Novel 1987–2007 isthe authoritative guide to some of the most inventive andchallenging fiction to emerge from Ireland in the last 25 years.Meticulously researched, it presents detailed interpretations ofnovels by some of Ireland’s most eminent writers. This is the first text-focused critical survey of the Irishnovel from 1987 to 2007, providing detailed readings of 11 seminalIrish novels A timely and much needed text in a largely uncharted criticalfield Provides detailed interpretations of individual novels by someof the country’s most critically celebrated writers,including Sebastian Barry, Roddy Doyle, Anne Enright, PatrickMcCabe, John McGahern, Edna O’Brien and ColmTóibín Investigates the ways in which Irish novels have sought to dealwith and reflect a changing Ireland The fruit of many years reading, teaching and research on thesubject by a leading and highly respected academic in thefield

You Can Overcome the Jealousites in Your Life

Author: Kashana Gallentine

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1456731459

Category: Religion

Page: 296

View: 4680


What is a jealousite, you might ask? The term jealous means very watchful or careful in guarding or keeping, resentfully suspicious of a rival or a rival's influence, resentfully envious, resulting from such feelings, requiring exclusive loyalty. An "ite" is a native inhabitant, or citizen of; a descendent from or offspring of; an adherent of, believer in, or member of. A jealousite is anyone that God wants to deal with who is in need of cleansing from jealousy and envy in your territory and life, even if it's yourself. So, you've fallen into the pit of sin and jealousy and envy has a hold on you. Is it to late for you or those in your territory or life who may be struggling with this sin? The answer is no. So many are stuck or at a stand still in life, while others are watching enviously at those who are pursuing ahead. We can no longer ignore this crisis for it affects our relationships on all levels. Whether it be in your home, in the workplace, in your school, in your church, in your family, in your friendships or in your nation. Jealousy and envy is lurking through the eyes and hearts of those who are in need of a God-sized transformation. If you are tired of living an average, defeated, self-consumed and insecure life, this book was designed with you in mind. You don't have to sit back and watch others get to the finish line. You can get in the race and finish your course also. No longer do you have to compare yourself to others but you can find peace with God and others by accepting your value and worth. You, yes you, are called to make a difference and a contribution in the lives of others. This book's message is a beckoning call for healing, deliverance, restoration and forgiveness to the broken hearted. If you've been desiring to get ahead in life, to advance beyond the pain, sufferings and struggles you've been experiencing, this is your time.

Close to the Next Moment

Author: Jody Allen Randolph

Publisher: Carcanet

ISBN: 1847779255

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

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In the first decade of the new millennium, Jody Allen Randolph interviewed twenty-two leading Irish poets, artists, fiction writers and playwrights to create a record of how the makers of a culture saw their country as it moved into a new era. Her exploration was shadowed by intimations of unease; as economic collapse gathered pace, recurrent concerns gained a new urgency. What are Irish values? How have they changed? How do new cultural realities affect the old arts of language and image which have been so important in Irish tradition? In journeys across political divides and between languages, from Seamus Heaney and Nuala N í Dhomhnaill, deeply rooted in Irish inheritance,to African-Irish Joyce Akpotor; from Gerry Adams for whom when our future is settled, we will agree on our history', to the artist Dorothy Cross who brings an international perspective to her redefinitions of Irish imagery, Close to the Next Moment captures the conversations that are remaking a culture.

Light Magic for Dark Times

Author: Lisa Marie Basile

Publisher: Fair Winds Press

ISBN: 1631595873

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 179

View: 340


When the world around you turns dark, tap into the light. If you’re having a hard time finding that light, facing trauma and division, or want to send healing vibes to a friend, the inspired, easy-to-do spells of Light Magic for Dark Times can assist. Luna Luna magazine’s Lisa Marie Basile shares inspired spells, rituals, and practices, including: A new moon ritual for attracting a lover A spell to banish recurring nightmares A graveyard meditation for engaging with death A mermaid ritual for going with the flow A zodiac practice for tapping into celestial mojo A rose-quartz elixir for finding self-love A spell to recharge after a protest or social justice work These 100 spells are ideal for those inexperienced with self-care rituals, as well as experienced witches. They can be cast during a crisis or to help prevent one, to protect loved ones, to welcome new beginnings, to heal from grief, or to find strength. Whether you’re working with the earth, performing a cleanse with water or smoke, healing with tinctures or crystals, meditating through grief, brewing, enchanting, or communing with your coven, Light Magic for Dark Times will help you tap into your inner witch in times of need.

Love in a Dark Time

Author: Colm Tóibín

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743229444

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 263

View: 9039


An award-winning writer examines the life and work of some of the greatest authors of the past two centuries, figures whose homosexuality remained hidden or oblique for much of their lives. Toibin looks both at writers forced to disguise their true experience on the page, and at readers who find solace and sexual identity by reading between the lines.

Screening the Dark Side of Love

Author: Karen A. Ritzenhoff,Karen Randell

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137096632

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

View: 1978


How can love be understood globally as a problematic transgression rather than the narrative of "happy endings" that Hollywood has offered? The contributors utilize varying methodologies of textual analysis, psychoanalytic models, and cultural critique and engage with a broad range of films to explore issues of gender identity and spectatorship.