Bone Deep in Landscape

Bone Deep in Landscape Author Mary Clearman Blew
ISBN-10 0806132701
Release 2000-09-01
Pages 208
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Blew's reflections on a woman's life in the Rocky Mountain West immerse readers in the landscape of mountains and prairies and of blizzards and scorching sun. "Blew again demonstrates her artistry and strong connection to the Western terrain of her past and present homes in Montana and Idaho".--" Publishers Weekly". 9 illustrations.

Performance Ethnography

Performance Ethnography Author Norman K. Denzin
ISBN-10 9780761910398
Release 2003-06-24
Pages 315
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In Performance Ethnography, one of the world’s most distinguished authorities on qualitative research, established the initial published connection of performance narratives with performance ethnography and autoethnography; the linkage of these formations to critical pedagogy and critical race theory; and the histories of these formations, and shown how they may be connected. Performance Ethnography is divided into three parts. Part I covers pedagogy, ethnography, performance, and theory as the foundation for a performative social science. Part II addresses the worlds of family, nature, praxis, and action, employing a structure that is equal parts memoir, essay, short story, and literary autoethnography. Part III examines the ethics and practical politics of performance autoethnography, anchored in the post-9/11 discourse in the United States. The amalgam serves as an invitation for social scientists and ethnographers to confront the politics of cultural studies and explore the multiple ways in which performance and ethnography can be both better understood and used as mechanisms for social change and economic justice. .

Believing in Place

Believing in Place Author Richard V. Francaviglia
ISBN-10 0874175429
Release 2003
Pages 289
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Believing in Place is a reflection on the ways that human needs and spiritual traditions can shape our perceptions of the land. That the Great Basin has inspired such a complex variety of responses is partly due to its enigmatic vastness and isolation, partly to the remarkable range of peoples who have found themselves in the region. Using not only the materials of traditional geography but folklore, anthropology, Native American and Euro-American religion, contemporary politics, and New Age philosophies, Francaviglia has produced a timely investigation of the role of human conceptions of place in that space we call the Great Basin.

Hell of a Vision

Hell of a Vision Author Robert L. Dorman
ISBN-10 9780816599431
Release 2012-10-01
Pages 272
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The American West has taken on a rich and evocative array of regional identities since the late nineteenth century. Wilderness wonderland, Hispanic borderland, homesteader’s frontier, cattle kingdom, urban dynamo, Native American homeland. Hell of a Vision explores the evolution of these diverse identities during the twentieth century, revealing how Western regionalism has been defined by generations of people seeking to understand the West’s vast landscapes and varied cultures. Focusing on the American West from the 1890s up to the present, Dorman provides us with a wide-ranging view of the impact of regionalist ideas in pop culture and diverse fields such as geography, land-use planning, anthropology, journalism, and environmental policy-making. Going well beyond the realm of literature, Dorman broadens the discussion by examining a unique mix of texts. He looks at major novelists such as Cather, Steinbeck, and Stegner, as well as leading Native American writers. But he also analyzes a variety of nonliterary sources in his book, such as government reports, planning documents, and environmental impact studies. Hell of a Vision is a compelling journey through the modern history of the American West—a key region in the nation of regions known as the United States.

Flags in the Window

Flags in the Window Author Norman K. Denzin
ISBN-10 0820488186
Release 2007
Pages 113
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Written over a four-year period and originally conceived as "Notes from a Homeland War Diary," these concise, provocative essays record on-going reactions - reports from the war zone - to what Joan Didion calls the -new normal- under the Bush Administration. They rethink questions of power, political authority, patriotism, democracy, science, civil society, and the academy. Flags in the Window should be read by everyone who has an interest in the alternative view of the Iraq War."

Circle of Women

Circle of Women Author Kim Barnes
ISBN-10 0806133678
Release 2001
Pages 414
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This striking array of stories, essays, and poems reflects women’s experiences in the American West. Though the tales they tell reflect a variety of viewpoints, these writers share the struggle against the overwhelming isolation brought on by gender and the physical environment. Contributors include:Christina Adam, Gretel Ehrlich, Anita Endrezze, Tess Gallagher, Molly Gloss, Pam Houston, Teresa Jordan, Cyra McFadden, Deirdre McNamer, Melanie Rae Thon, Marilynne Robinson, Annick Smith, Terry Tempest Williams, and Claire Davis

Sir Walter Scott Landscape and Locality

Sir Walter Scott  Landscape and Locality Author James Reed
ISBN-10 9781472514110
Release 2014-01-13
Pages 198
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Scott was the first British novelist to discover in landscape a literary as well as a pictoral medium, an insight which he exploits to powerful effect in his Scottish novels. Mr Reed's book breaks new ground by demonstrating the originality of Scott's landscapes, in which romantic nature takes its place in a realistic context of people, history, architecture and traditions. The author shows how, as poet and novelist, Scott explores the notion of place to a depth where it operates not merely as dramatic background but as a force which shapes and directs the minds of its inhabitants. This study adds a new dimension to the understanding of Scott's work.

Landscape of the Mind

Landscape of the Mind Author John F. Hoffecker
ISBN-10 9780231518482
Release 2010-08-05
Pages 288
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John F. Hoffecker explores the origin and growth of the mind, drawing on information from the human fossil record, archaeology, and history. Hoffecker argues that, as an indirect result of bipedal locomotion, early humans developed a feedback relationship among their hands, brains, and tools, evolving the capacity to externalize thoughts in the form of shaped stone objects. When anatomically modern humans evolved a parallel capacity to externalize thought as symbolic language, individual brains within social groups were integrated into a neocortical internet, or super-brain, thus giving birth to the mind. Noting that archaeological traces of symbolism coincide with evidence for the ability to generate novel technology, Hoffecker contends that human creativity, as well as higher-order consciousness, is a product of the collective super-brain. Hoffecker equates the subsequent growth of the mind with human history, which began in Africa more than 50,000 years ago. As anatomically modern humans spread across the globe, adapting to a variety of climates and habitats, they redesigned themselves technologically and developed alternative realities via toolmaking, tool use, and artistic expression. Hoffecker connects the rise of civilization to a hierarchical reorganization of the super-brain, triggered by explosive population growth. According to him, subsequent history reflects the varying degrees to which rigid hierarchies of states and empires suppressed the creative powers of the mind, constraining the further accumulation of knowledge. The modern world emerged from the fragments of a collapsed empire after 1200 AD. In the final chapter, Hoffecker speculates on the possibility of artificial intelligence and a mind without biology.

Michigan Quarterly Review

Michigan Quarterly Review Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015071119013
Release 1962
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Michigan Quarterly Review has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Michigan Quarterly Review also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Michigan Quarterly Review book for free.

Bone Deep

Bone Deep Author Randy Wayne White
ISBN-10 9780698150164
Release 2014-03-04
Pages 384
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The stunning new thriller from the New York Times–bestselling author. When a Crow Indian acquaintance of Tomlinson’s asks him to help recover a relic stolen from his tribe, Doc Ford is happy to tag along—but neither Doc nor Tomlinson realize what they’ve let themselves in for. Their search takes them to the part of Central Florida known as Bone Valley, famous primarily for two things: a ruthless subculture of black-marketers who trade in illegal artifacts and fossils, and a multibillion-dollar phosphate industry whose strip mines compromise the very ground they walk on. Neither enterprise tolerates nosy outsiders. For each, public exposure equals big financial losses—and in a region built on a million-year accumulation of bones, there is no shortage of spots in which to hide a corpse. Or two.

When Montana and I Were Young

When Montana and I Were Young Author Margaret Bell
ISBN-10 0803262140
Release 2003-09-01
Pages 251
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Recently discovered after being lost for nearly fifty years, this memoir of a Montana childhood at the turn of the century invites readers into the life of a Western horse ranch.

Landscape Architects

Landscape Architects Author Rob Merritt
ISBN-10 1589984455
Release 2007
Pages 30
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Landscape Architects has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Landscape Architects also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Landscape Architects book for free.

Western American Literature

Western American Literature Author
ISBN-10 UCBK:C077578099
Release 2000
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Western American Literature has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Western American Literature also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Western American Literature book for free.

All But the Waltz

All But the Waltz Author Mary Clearman Blew
ISBN-10 080613321X
Release 2001-04-01
Pages 223
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In language reminiscent of the wild beauty of Big Sky Country, the author gives readers a glimpse into the lives of her family as she traces their connection to Montana's natural and human landscape. Beginning with her great-grandparents' arrival in 1882 in Montana--still a territory then--Blew relates the stories that make up her life. Illustrations.

Landscape Architecture

Landscape Architecture Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015047421246
Release 1998
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Landscape Architecture has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Landscape Architecture also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Landscape Architecture book for free.

This Landscape s Fierce Embrace

This Landscape   s Fierce Embrace Author Donna L. Potts
ISBN-10 9781443854658
Release 2013-12-05
Pages 130
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The poet and playwright Francis Harvey, born in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, has spent most of his life in County Donegal, where he has published an extraordinary range of poetry and served as a mentor for many other poets. This book serves as a tribute to him and his literary achievement. His admirers from Ireland and around the world have collaborated in a collection that includes paintings and photographs of the Donegal landscape about which he writes so movingly, personal essays and poems celebrating his poetry, and critical essays that explore Harvey’s major themes in greater depth. Although Harvey’s poems have received critical acclaim – his poem, ‘Heron’ won the 1989 Guardian and World Wildlife Fund Poetry Competition; he was the recipient of the Peterloo Poets Prize; and went on to be elected to the prestigious affiliation of Irish artists, Aosdána – this is the long overdue first book-length critical study of his work.

Lambing Out and Other Stories

Lambing Out and Other Stories Author Mary Clearman Blew
ISBN-10 0806133236
Release 2001-04-01
Pages 97
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The short fiction of Mary Clearman Blew, set in Montana, reflects the brutality of the region as seen in the mountains, the severe weather, and the personal hardships of the people living there. In each of these seven stories, the characters, driven to hurt or be hurt, reflect a range of violence--in their interaction with each other, their relationships with animals, or the effect the harsh environment has on their lives. Whether the turmoil is external (the snowstorm in "Lambing Out") or internal (the sisters’ memories in "Paths unto the Dead"), its toll on the person touched is clear and sharp. The result is an acceptance of--even a love for--the cruelty of the harsh environment.