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Art And The Transitional Object In Vernon Lee S Supernatural Tales

Author : Patricia Pulham
ISBN : 9781351957106
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In her persuasively argued study, Patricia Pulham astutely combines psychoanalytic theory with socio-historical criticism to examine a selection of fantastic tales by the female aesthete and intellectual Vernon Lee (Violet Paget, 1856-1935). Lee's own definition of the supernatural in the preface to Hauntings questions the nature of the 'genuine ghost', and argues that this figure is not found in the Society of Psychical Research but in our own psyches, where it functions as a mediator between past and present. Using D.W. Winnicott's 'transitional object' theory, which maintains that adults transfer their childhood engagement with toys to art and cultural artifacts, Pulham argues that the prevalence of the past in Lee's tales signifies not only an historical but a psychic past. Thus the 'ghosts' that haunt Lee's supernatural fiction, as well as her aesthetic, psychological, and historical writings, held complex meanings for her that were fundamental to her intellectual development and allowed her to explore alternative identities that permit the expression of transgressive sexualities.

Fairy Tales And Feminism

Author : Donald Haase
ISBN : 0814330304
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Responding to thirty years of feminist fairy-tale scholarship, this book breaks new ground by rethinking important questions, advocating innovative approaches, and introducing woman-centered texts and traditions that have been ignored for too long.

Tales Of Judgment Transition

Author : Paul Roberts
ISBN : UOM:39015019480808
Genre : Religion
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Tales From School

Author : Rod Wills
ISBN : 9789462098930
Genre : Education
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This is a book about the struggle of many New Zealand families to have their children with learning disabilities included in local community schools. It reviews the influences in the post war period that shaped the state response to the right of all children to attend school. Reflections from both education policy makers and parents of that time are included. The book also examines the more recent impact of neoliberal politics on education policy and the consequences experienced by families with school-aged children with disabilities who may well become ‘collateral damage in the enterprise of improving schools.’ After examining the families’ experience the book asks how inclusion can be fostered in schools and classrooms? Practitioners and academics present research findings that indicate alternative ways of thinking and acting that attest to more ethical and humane responses to human difference. Citizens, school personnel, politicians and policy makers should be challenged by the tales from school arising from attempts to achieve a ‘world class, inclusive education system.’ Cover photograph by Rod Wills, “Oratia District School”

Tales Of The Quantum

Author : Art Hobson
ISBN : 9780199384242
Genre : Science
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Everybody has heard that we live in a world made of atoms. But far more fundamentally, we live in a universe made of quanta. Many things are not made of atoms: light, radio waves, electric current, magnetic fields, Earth's gravitational field, not to mention exotica such a neutron stars, black holes, dark energy, and dark matter. But everything, including atoms, is made of highly unified or "coherent" bundles of energy called "quanta" that (like everything else) obey certain rules. In the case of the quantum, these rules are called "quantum physics." This is a book about quanta and their unexpected, some would say peculiar, behavior--tales, if you will, of the quantum. The quantum has developed the reputation of being capricious, bewildering, even impossible to understand. The peculiar habits of quanta are certainly not what we would have expected to find at the foundation of physical reality, but these habits are not necessarily bewildering and not at all impossible or paradoxical. This book explains those habits--the quantum rules--in everyday language, without mathematics or unnecessary technicalities. While most popular books about quantum physics follow the topic's scientific history from 1900 to today, this book follows the phenomena: wave-particle duality, fundamental randomness, quantum states, superpositions (being in two places at once), entanglement, non-locality, Schrodinger's cat, and quantum jumps, and presents the history and the scientists only to the extent that they illuminate the phenomena.

The Hero In Transition

Author : Ray Broadus Browne
ISBN : 087972238X
Genre : History
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An investigation of society’s heroes during any time period will reveal the personnel deemed worthy of being emulated at that particular time by that particular society. There will be many old and time-tested figures, sometimes with new faces and new profiles; there will also be a mix of new faces. Thus the hero—like history itself—is constantly in transition, and both the hero and the transition are fundamental to the study of a culture. These essays turn the pantheon of heroes around before our eyes and reveal the many complicated aspects of hero worship.

The Idaho Sandman

Author : John Regan
ISBN : 1719060487
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Have you ever been so curious about the secrets of life on earth that you'd live underground with badgers? Have you ever had a simple, mundane experience that turned into an incredible adventure that transformed your life? The Idaho Sandman is one of many stories of about the transitions transformations of our life.

Tranny Tales

Author : Shannon Weckman
ISBN : 0983130906
Genre : Medical
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"Tranny Tales: Personal Stories of Gender Transition" is a unique collection of stories about what it's like to be conflicted about gender, why people change their bodies in order to reflect a different gender identity and what happens to them once they do this. "Tranny Tales" gives voice to an often-misunderstood population. You will hear, through very personal and diverse accounts, the multitude of experiences and attitudes that shape the transgender population. And, through photos, you will be able to see what a transition can look like. "Tranny Tales" is a resource guide both for people who have had gender conflicts themselves as well as for those who are seeking to understand what transgenderism is about from the inside out.

Tales Of Neveryon

Author : Samuel R. Delany
ISBN : 9780575119239
Genre : Fiction
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Five inter-connected stories set in a mythical past focus on the experiences of the slave Gorgik and deal with aspects of the beginning of civilization. Contents: "The Tale of Gorgik" "The Tale of Old Venn" "The Tale of Small Sarg" "The Tale of Potters and Dragons" "The Tale of Dragons and Dreamers."

Little Blue Penguins

Author : Ted Baumhauer Ed.D.
ISBN : 9781462820306
Genre : Business & Economics
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LITTLE BLUE PENGUINS & OTHER STORIES FOR THE TRANSITION TO LEADERSHIP “Strengths can become weaknesses and turn on you when you least expect it.” Dr. Richard Z. Gooding The skills that made you a star performer can get in the way and prevent you from becoming an effective leader. The key to making this transition is to first recognize the skills of leadership as different and separate from being a good employee. Secondly, to make this transition you have to begin to practice and develop this different skill set. This book lays out a model of the general skills including teamwork, goal setting, and challenge; a leader needs to exercise to be effective. The leadership model in this book is explained through a series of short stories. At the end of each tale there are a series of questions to help the reader draw out how it relates and how to begin applying the lessons immediately. PRAISE FOR THE BOOK: I just finished reading the Little Blue Penguins book and found it both helpful and entertaining. The vignettes were easy to read and extremely useful in making you think about leadership issues/situations. It is written in such away that having a discussion will be very easy to do. A great little book that will make it a “must read” for my staff. - Peter A. Hofstetter, FACHE, CEO Northwestern Medical Center, St. Albans, VT

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