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Figuring it Out

Figuring it Out
Science, Gender, and Visual Culture

by Ann B. Shteir,Bernard V. Lightman

  • Publisher : UPNE
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 386
  • ISBN : 9781584656036
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A collection of fifteen original essays analyzing gender in the imagery of science.

Re-Figuring Theology

Re-Figuring Theology
The Rhetoric of Karl Barth

by Stephen H. Webb

  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release : 1991-01-01
  • Pages : 214
  • ISBN : 9780791405703
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Here is a rhetorical treatment of Karl Barth's early theology. Although scholars have long noted the rhetorical power of Barth's work, calling it volcanic and explosive, this book uses rhetoric to illuminate the peculiar nature of his prose. It displays a Barth whose prose is radically unstable and inseparable from his theological arguments. The author connects Barth's early theology to the Expressionism of the Weimar Republic. He develops an original theory of figures of speech, relying on the philosophies of Paul Ricoeur and Hayden White, to delve more deeply into the particular configurations of Barth's writings. Nietzsche's hyperbole and Kierkegaard's irony are examined as rhetorical precedents of Barth's style. The closing chapter surveys Barth's later, realistic theology and then suggests ways in which his earlier tropes, especially the figures of excess and self-negation, can serve to enable theology to speak today.

Figuring Grief

Figuring Grief
Gallant, Munro, and the Poetics of Elegy

by Karen Elizabeth Smythe

  • Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • Release : 1992
  • Pages : 213
  • ISBN : 9780773509399
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Karen Smythe's theoretical study is concerned largely with the works of two of the best short story writers in the English language Mavis Gallant and Alice Munro. Although Gallant and Munro have received increasing attention in recent years, most critics have taken a general approach to their works, usually discussing the themes of memory and loss. In contrast, Smythe focuses specifically on the importance of elegy in these fictions and on the role the reader plays in reading them.

Figuring the East

Figuring the East
Segalen, Malraux, Duras, and Barthes

by Marie-Paule Ha

  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release : 2000-01-01
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 9780791443859
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Examines the ambiguous constructions of the Orient in the works of four major twentieth-century French writers.

Figuring Out the Doha Round

Figuring Out the Doha Round
A Book

by Gary Clyde Hufbauer,Jeffrey J. Schott,Woan Foong Wong

  • Publisher : Peterson Institute
  • Release : 2010
  • Pages : 220
  • ISBN : 0881325600
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Doha Round marked its eighth birthday in November 2009, making it the longest running multilateral trade negotiation in the postwar era. Doha participants continue to disagree about prospective liberalization of agriculture and manufactures and have barely begun to consider reductions in barriers to trade in services. Negotiators have missed every deadline to conclude the talks, leading some to question the viability of the entire venture. After nearly nine years of inconclusive meetings, the trade talks are at a tipping point: A global trade deal is still possible with renewed political commitment to trade reform, but continued drift could result in the first outright failure of a multilateral trade round in the postwar era. This policy analysis shows that the Doha Round can still be successfully concluded with a concerted push by the major trading nations. Contrary to the Doha doomsayers, the potential gains from proposals now on the table are significant, albeit not sufficient to close a deal. The authors estimate the trade gains and GDP gains from a prospective Doha deal that "tops up" existing commitments to liberalize agriculture, manufactures, and services. They also suggest what each of the major trading nations needs to do to ensure the successful completion of a Doha package that is both ambitious and balanced between the interests of developed and developing countries.

Figuring: The Joy Of Numbers

Figuring: The Joy Of Numbers
A Book

by Shakuntala Devi

  • Publisher : Orient Paperbacks
  • Release : 2005-03
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 9788122200386
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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There is a range and richness to numbers. They can come alive, cease to be symbols written on a black board, and lead the reader into a world of intellectual adventure where calculations are thrilling. In Figuring: The Joy of Numbers, Shakuntala Devi dramatizes the endless fascination of numbers and their ability to amaze and entertain. She offers easy-to-learn short cuts on how to add long columns in your head, multiply, divide, and find square roots quickly, almost magically. Fractions, decimals, and compound interest become clear and easy to deal with. The author takes delight in working out huge problems mentally, and sometimes even faster than computers. In Figuring she shares her secrets with you.

Figuring Violence

Figuring Violence
Affective Investments in Perpetual War

by Rebecca A. Adelman

  • Publisher : Fordham Univ Press
  • Release : 2018-11-20
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 0823281698
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In the United States, the early years of the war on terror were marked by the primacy of affects like fear and insecurity. These aligned neatly with the state’s drive toward intensive securitization and an aggressive foreign policy. But for the broader citizenry, such affects were tolerable at best and unbearable at worst; they were not sustainable. Figuring Violence catalogs the affects that define the latter stages of this war and the imaginative work that underpins them. These affects—apprehension, affection, admiration, gratitude, pity, and righteous anger—are far more subtle and durable than their predecessors, rendering them deeply compatible with the ambitions of a state embroiling itself in a perpetual and unwinnable war. Surveying the cultural landscape of this sprawling conflict, Figuring Violence reveals the varied mechanisms by which these affects have been militarized. Rebecca Adelman tracks their convergences around six types of beings: civilian children, military children, military spouses, veterans with PTSD and TBI, Guantánamo detainees, and military dogs. All of these groups have become preferred objects of sentiment in wartime public culture, but they also have in common their status as political subjects who are partially or fully unknowable. They become visible to outsiders through a range of mediated and imaginative practices that are ostensibly motivated by concern or compassion. However, these practices actually function to reduce these beings to abstracted figures, silencing their political subjectivities and obscuring their suffering. As a result, they are erased and rendered hypervisible at once. Figuring Violence demonstrates that this dynamic ultimately propagates the very militarism that begets their victimization.

Figuring

Figuring
A Book

by Maria Popova

  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2019-02-05
  • Pages : 592
  • ISBN : 1524748145
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Figuring explores the complexities of love and the human search for truth and meaning through the interconnected lives of several historical figures across four centuries—beginning with the astronomer Johannes Kepler, who discovered the laws of planetary motion, and ending with the marine biologist and author Rachel Carson, who catalyzed the environmental movement. Stretching between these figures is a cast of artists, writers, and scientists—mostly women, mostly queer—whose public contribution have risen out of their unclassifiable and often heartbreaking private relationships to change the way we understand, experience, and appreciate the universe. Among them are the astronomer Maria Mitchell, who paved the way for women in science; the sculptor Harriet Hosmer, who did the same in art; the journalist and literary critic Margaret Fuller, who sparked the feminist movement; and the poet Emily Dickinson. Emanating from these lives are larger questions about the measure of a good life and what it means to leave a lasting mark of betterment on an imperfect world: Are achievement and acclaim enough for happiness? Is genius? Is love? Weaving through the narrative is a set of peripheral figures—Ralph Waldo Emerson, Charles Darwin, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Herman Melville, Frederick Douglass, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Walt Whitman—and a tapestry of themes spanning music, feminism, the history of science, the rise and decline of religion, and how the intersection of astronomy, poetry, and Transcendentalist philosophy fomented the environmental movement.

Figuring Animals

Figuring Animals
Essays on Animal Images in Art, Literature, Philosophy and Popular Culture

by M. Pollock,C. Rainwater

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2016-10-03
  • Pages : 292
  • ISBN : 1137094117
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This is a collection of fifteen essays which expose weaknesses in western epistemological frames of reference that for centuries have limited our views, and, thus, our experiences of animal being, including our own. The volume contributes to current discussions of new ways of seeing the other inhabitants of this world and more effective ways of sharing the world with them. The contributors draw on and complement the growing field of ecocriticism, but because the contributors draw on an array of disciplinary and cultural perspectives, it will appeal to a wide audience, ranging from literary scholars, philosophers, art historians, anthropologists, and cultural historians (including graduate and undergraduate students in all these disciplines), to laypersons interested in nature writing and environmental issues.

Figuring Out Fluency in Mathematics Teaching and Learning, Grades K-8

Figuring Out Fluency in Mathematics Teaching and Learning, Grades K-8
Moving Beyond Basic Facts and Memorization

by Jennifer M. Bay-Williams,John J. SanGiovanni

  • Publisher : Corwin Press
  • Release : 2021-03-11
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN : 1071844016
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Because fluency practice is not a worksheet. Fluency in mathematics is more than adeptly using basic facts or implementing algorithms. Real fluency involves reasoning and creativity, and it varies by the situation at hand. Figuring Out Fluency in Mathematics Teaching and Learning offers educators the inspiration to develop a deeper understanding of procedural fluency, along with a plethora of pragmatic tools for shifting classrooms toward a fluency approach. In a friendly and accessible style, this hands-on guide empowers educators to support students in acquiring the repertoire of reasoning strategies necessary to becoming versatile and nimble mathematical thinkers. It includes: "Seven Significant Strategies" to teach to students as they work toward procedural fluency. Activities, fluency routines, and games that encourage learning the efficiency, flexibility, and accuracy essential to real fluency. Reflection questions, connections to mathematical standards, and techniques for assessing all components of fluency. Suggestions for engaging families in understanding and supporting fluency. Fluency is more than a toolbox of strategies to choose from; it’s also a matter of equity and access for all learners. Give your students the knowledge and power to become confident mathematical thinkers.

Figuring Religions

Figuring Religions
Comparing Ideas, Images, and Activities

by Shubha Pathak

  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release : 2013-04-02
  • Pages : 314
  • ISBN : 1438445393
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This volume offers new ways of comparing prominent features of the world's religions. Comparison has been at the heart of religious studies as a modern academic discipline, but comparison can be problematic. Seeking to reinvigorate comparison and avoid its excesses, contributors to this volume use theories of metaphor and metonymy from the fields of philosophy, linguistics, and anthropology to look at religious ideas, images, and activities.

Figuring Women

Figuring Women
A Thematic Study of Giovanni Verga's Female Characters

by Susan Amatangelo

  • Publisher : Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 209
  • ISBN : 9780838640173
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"The fact that Verga's most rebellious heroines die violently at the hands of men has led to accusations of misogyny or, at the very least, of excessive social and artistic conventionality. Yet it is precisely Verga's awareness of convention that enriches his portrayal of women. The reaction of his female characters to social custom at a particular moment in their lives defines them as individuals. With rare insight, Verga depicts the female experience as both personal and universal, showing that different kinds of women are linked by the experience of being female in a male-centered culture. At the same time, however, he reveals the isolation in which women grow and live, separated from men and other women by social and cultural barriers."--BOOK JACKET.

Figuring Redemption

Figuring Redemption
Resighting My Self in the Art of Michael Snow

by Tila L. Kellman

  • Publisher : Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
  • Release : 2006-01-01
  • Pages : 222
  • ISBN : 088920747X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Can visual art help redeem one’s sense of self, damaged by technological society? Michael Snow’s work is often described as self-referential, meaning that it “talks” about the relationships between its materials and images, largely ignoring relationships beyond the “frame.” However, since the work also encompasses the way in which the interior relationship of the work intersects with sight and how they, together, create the frame, the work also must include the people looking at it. This book explores how the visual art practice of Michael Snow asks the question Who? of the viewers as they interpret what lies before them. Much criticism of Snow objectively analyzes the material interrelationships in his work, ignoring viewer participation, and implicitly giving the artist control of the view. However, what if the “who” is addressed from the perspective of the viewer, who is looking across a gap created by concrete representation, time, place, experience and, perhaps, gender? How then can it remain objective? Following on writers such as Martin Heidegger, Walter Benjamin, Paul Ricoeur, Jacques Derrida and Mikkel Borch-Jacobsen, Figuring Redemption questions the proposal that the contemporary sense of self is “fallen” as a result of modern technology, but can be redeemed in some part by certain kinds of visual art. Original in its positioning of interpretive and critical writing on the side of an embodied viewer, this book rejuvenates Snow criticism by going beyond discussions of materials and operation or of loss and distancing due to mediation. By alternating personal performance writing with objective analysis, the text participates in the destabilizing process of questioning self-recognition that Snow’s practice initiates.

Figuring Out Mathematics

Figuring Out Mathematics
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Pearson Education India
  • Release : 2021
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9788131702482
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Re(con)figuring Psychoanalysis

Re(con)figuring Psychoanalysis
Critical Juxtapositions of the Philosophical, the Sociohistorical and the Political

by A. Gülerce

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2012-04-05
  • Pages : 283
  • ISBN : 0230373305
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Leading international scholars present novel dialogues between different psychoanalytic orientations as well as between the particularities of diverse socio-cultural and historical contexts in order to offer critical insights which are highly relevant to the current intellectual debates and social praxis.

Figuring Lacan (RLE: Lacan)

Figuring Lacan (RLE: Lacan)
Criticism and the Unconscious

by Juliet Flower MacCannell

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2014-02-05
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN : 131791600X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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It could be argued that the influence of Lacan on modern literary studies has been greater than anyone’s. Lacan has historicised the universal or mythic perceptions of Freud, and thus lent a new status to literature as a cultural artefact. This book, originally published in 1986, aims to delineate the trends in the uses made of Lacan today; to examine the theoretical substructure by which his work is accommodated to literature; and to analyse the way in which his work ‘models’ the formal relation of the literary text to other texts, to history and to politics.

Figuring the Past

Figuring the Past
Period Film and the Mannerist Aesthetic

by Belén Vidal,Belén Vidal Villasur

  • Publisher : Amsterdam University Press
  • Release : 2012
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9089642811
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"This definitive work offers a new approach to the period film at the turn of the twenty-first century, examining the ways in which contemporary cinema recreates the historical past. This book explores the relation between visual motifs and cultural representation in a range of key films by James Ivory, Martin Scorsese and Jane Campion, among others. Looking at the mannerist taste for citation, detail and stylisation, the author argues for an aesthetic of fragments and figures central to the period film as an international genre. Three key figures - the house, the tableau and the letter - structure a critical journey through a selection of detailed case studies, in relation to changing notions of visual style, melodrama, and gender. This seeks to place this popular but often undervalued genre in a new light and to rethink its significance in the context of key debates in film studies."--Publisher's website.

Figuring the Self

Figuring the Self
Subject, Absolute, and Others in Classical German Philosophy

by David E. Klemm,Günter Zöller

  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release : 2021
  • Pages : 271
  • ISBN : 9781438409306
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Provides a systematic overview of the topic of self in classical German philosophy, focusing on the period around 1800 and covering Kant, Fichte, Holderlin, Novalis, Schelling, Schleiermacher, and Hegel.

Figuring Shit Out

Figuring Shit Out
Love, Laughter, Suicide, and Survival

by Amy Biancolli

  • Publisher : Behler Publications, LLC
  • Release : 2014-09-29
  • Pages : 245
  • ISBN : 1933016469
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Your life isn't over." My dad says this. "I mean, YOUR life isn't over. Beyond the kids. You'll go on living, doing things. This isn't it." I know, I assure him. I have the kids. They need me. They're my life now. "OK," he replies, then grunts—more of a brief hum. He only hums when he thinks I'm full of shit. Shockingly single. Amy Biancolli's life went off script more dramatically than most after her husband of twenty years jumped off the roof of a parking garage. Left with three children, a three-story house, and a pile of knotty psychological complications, Amy realizes the flooding dishwasher, dead car battery, rapidly growing lawn, basement sump pump, and broken doorknob aren't going to fix themselves. She also realizes that "figuring shit out" means accepting the horrors that came her way, rolling with them, slogging through them, helping others through theirs, and working her way through life with love and laughter. Amy Biancolli is an author and journalist whose column appears in the Albany Times Union. Before that, Amy served as film critic for the Houston Chronicle where her reviews, published around the country, won her the 2007 Comment and Criticism Award from the Texas Associated Press Managing Editors Association. Biancolli is the author of House of Holy Fools: A Family Portrait in Six Cracked Parts, which earned her Albany Author of the Year. Amy lives in Albany, New York, with her three children.

Figuring Out Fossils

Figuring Out Fossils
A Book

by Sally M. Walker

  • Publisher : Lerner Publications ™
  • Release : 2017-08-01
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN : 1541506510
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Fossils give us a window to the past. Water, sediments, and pressure work together over time to preserve the shape of things that lived long ago. Studying these ancient plants and animals tells us more about our own existence. Have you ever searched for fossils? Unearth some in this book.