Morrison's Sound-it-out Speller

Author: Penelope Kister McRann

Publisher: Pilot Light Books

ISBN: 9780967806808

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 1067

View: 1923


Presents a system in which people can look up the spelling of a word they know only how to pronounce by sounding out the word, dropping the vowels, leaving only the consonants which are then presented with brief definitions, for example SPLR for speller.

Queer Christianities

Author: Kathleen T. Talvacchia,Michael F. Pettinger,Mark Larrimore

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 1479896020

Category: Religion

Page: 223

View: 4147


Queerness and Christianity, often depicted as mutually exclusive, both challenge received notions of the good and the natural. Nowhere is this challenge more visible than in the identities, faiths, and communities that queer Christians have long been creating. As Christians they have staked a claim for a Christianity that is true to their self-understandings. How do queer-identified persons understand their religious lives? And in what ways do the lived experiences of queer Christians respond to traditions and reshape them in contemporary practice? Queer Christianities integrates the perspectives of queer theory, religious studies, and Christian theology into a lively conversation—both transgressive and traditional—about the fundamental questions surrounding the lives of queer Christians. The volume contributes to the emerging scholarly discussion on queer religious experiences as lived both within communities of Christian confession, as well as outside of these established communities. Organized around traditional Christian states of life—celibacy, matrimony, and what is here provocatively conceptualized as promiscuity—this work reflects the ways in which queer Christians continually reconstruct and multiply the forms these states of life take. Queer Christianities challenges received ideas about sexuality and religion, yet remains true to Christian self-understandings that are open to further enquiry and to further queerness.

Performing Virginity and Testing Chastity in the Middle Ages

Author: Kathleen Coyne Kelly

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134737564

Category: History

Page: 208

View: 2431


This book challenges the belief that female virginity can be reliably and unambiguously defined, tested and verified. Kelly analyses a variety of medieval Western European texts - including medical treatises and their Classical antecedents - and historical and legal documents. The main focus is the representation of both male and female virgins in saints' legends and romances. The author also makes a comparative study of examples from contemporary fiction, television and film in which testing virginity is a theme. Performing Virginity and Testing Chastity in the Middle Ages presents a compelling and provocative study of the parodox of bodily and spiritual integrity as both presence and absence.

Industrial Biocatalysis

Author: Peter Grunwald

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9814463892

Category: Medical

Page: 1232

View: 8835


Biocatalysis has become an essential tool in the chemical industry and is the core of industrial biotechnology, also known as white biotechnology, making use of biocatalysts in terms of enzymes or whole cells in chemical processes as an alternative to chemical catalysts. This shift can be seen in the many areas of daily life where biocatalysts—with their environmentally friendly properties—are currently employed. Drivers are the big societal challenges resulting from concerns about the global climate change and the need for an assured energy supply. Modern biocatalysis relies to a large extent on the tremendous advances in the so-called omics techniques and the structural elucidation of biomolecules, which have led to synthetic biology and metabolic engineering as new research fields with high application potential for the rational design of enzymes and microbial production strains. In this book, renowned scientists discuss the actual developments in these research fields together with a variety of application-oriented topics.

The Age of Promiscuity

Author: Doru Pop

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1498580610

Category: Social Science

Page: 446

View: 9997


This book examines cultural recycling in cinematic representations. Drawing from various disciplines including cultural studies, film studies, visual culture, and the history of ideas, Pop explains the practices of reinterpreting myths and narratives and discusses the cultural impact of recent popular movies on contemporary collective imaginaries.

Interpreting Religion

Author: Erin Johnston,Vikash Singh

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1529211611

Category: Social Science

Page: 300

View: 2525


This edited collection harnesses a diversity of interpretivist perspectives to provide a panoramic view of the production, experiences, contexts, and meanings of religion. Scholars from the US, South Asia and Europe explore religious phenomena using ethnographic, comparative historical, psychosocial, and critical theoretical approaches. Each chapter addresses foundational themes in the study of religion - from identity, discourse and power to ritual, emotion, and embodiment. Authors examine dynamic intersections of race, gender, history, and the present within the religious traditions of Christianity, Islam, Judaism and Buddhism, as well as among the non-religious. Cutting boldly across religious traditions and paradigms, the book investigates areas of harmony and contradiction across different interpretive lenses to achieve a richer understanding of the meanings of religion.

Gender Reversal and Cosmic Chaos

Author: S. Tamar Kamionkowski

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0567137872

Category: Religion

Page: 192

View: 4359


This book is about both the fear of gender reversal and its expression in the prophet Ezekiel's reworking of the marital metaphor. Kamionkowski argues that the abomination of "wife Jerusalem" is that she is attempting to pass for a male, thereby crossing gender boundaries and upsetting the world order. This story is therefore one of confused gender scripts, ensuing chaos and a re-ordering through the reinforcement of these strictly defined prescriptions of gendered behaviour.Using socio-historical evidence and the existence of the literary motif of "men turning into women" as a framework, this book argues that Ezekiel 16, in particular, reflects the gender chaos which arises as an aftermath of social and theological crises.

Enzymes—Advances in Research and Application: 2013 Edition

Author: N.A

Publisher: ScholarlyEditions

ISBN: 1481675397

Category: Medical

Page: 718

View: 793


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Not My Mother's Sister

Author: Astrid Henry

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253217134

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 1281


Rebellious generations and the emergence of new feminisms.