Author: Oliver Sacks
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Release Date: 2016-02-25
Physician and writer Oliver Sacks recounts his experiences as a young neurologist; his physical passions--weight lifting and swimming; his love affairs, both romantic and intellectual; his guilt over leaving his family to come to America; his bond with his schizophrenic brother; and the writers and scientists--Thom Gunn, A. R. Luria, W. H. Auden, Gerald M. Edelman, Francis Crick--who influenced him.
Author: Federico Varese
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Release Date: 2013-02-01
Genre: Social Science
Organized crime is spreading like a global virus as mobs take advantage of open borders to establish local franchises at will. This book argues that mafiosi often find themselves abroad against their will, rather than through a strategic plan to colonizethe territories.
Author: Wrights & Sites
Publisher: Triarchy Press Limited
Release Date: 2018-06
Genre: Architecture and society
Walking (including drift, derive and radical walking) is the principal way for people to engage with the built environment. Artist-walkers, performance artists, urban activists and others have created a new discipline out of urban walking. This book takes a step further, acknowledging the more active role we can all take. It reinvents the walker as architect-walker and offers tools and tactics for the engaged urban walker, a philosophy of ambulant architecture and countless examples of ways in which the authors and others are already practising architect-walking. 'The Architect-Walker' is Wrights & Sites' anti-manifesto for changing a world while exploring it. It is a tool for playful debate, collaboration, intervention and spatial meaning-making. An invitation to engage. A few suggestions and observations from the book: * Build something, however small, that is not allowed. * Un-pave your garden. Make a hedgehog run under the fence. * Crawl more. * Protect what gaps you can. They aren't empty. They aren't yours. * In a group and in bright sunlight, carry sticks and timbers. Only pay attention to the shadows you cast. * Even to stand and look at the sky is to become a human signpost. * Find empty niches waiting to be filled with memorials to unacknowledged women. * Submit a planning application to move a major building 10cm. * What if we were to see the body as an ambulant building that is able to change the nature of space? * What is the smallest physical presence required to create a space? * Make alliances with sinkholes and dazzle - when the reflection from a skyscraper melts the streets. * When enough people dance a new dance of place, it becomes a different place. * Carry a small bell for ringing on the hour to restore local time to the streets. * Hang a red rope between two brass stands in front of a random space. Unhook it and usher people in. * Be conservationists of edgelands, authors of fake planning applications, chalkers of fake hobo symbols.
Author: Rebecca Lorimer Leonard
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
Release Date: 2018-02-20
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
In this book, Rebecca Lorimer Leonard shows how multilingual migrant women both succeed and struggle in their writing contexts. Based on a qualitative study of everyday multilingual writers in the United States, she shows how migrants’ literacies are revalued because they move with writers among their different languages and around the world. Writing on the Move builds a theory of literate valuation, in which socioeconomic values shape how multilingual migrant writers do or do not move forward in their lives. The book details the complicated reality of multilingual literacy, which is lived at the nexus of prejudice, prestige, and power.
Author: Tim Cresswell
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Release Date: 2006
On the Move presents a rich history of one of the key concepts of modern life: mobility. Increasing mobility has been a constant throughout the modern era, evident in mass car ownership, plane travel, and the rise of the Internet. Typically, people have equated increasing mobility with increasing freedom. However, as Cresswell shows, while mobility has certainly increased in modern times, attempts to control and restrict mobility are just as characteristic of modernity. Through a series of fascinating historical episodes Cresswell shows how mobility and its regulation have been central to the experience of modernity.
‘Through a series of excellent essays this volume uses concrete ethnographic analyses of memory practices in different parts of the globe to offer theoretical reflections on how memory shapes and is shaped by mobility in time and space.’ - Marianne Hirsch, Columbia University, USA ‘Memories on the Move is a brilliant edited volume that fills an important gap in the field of memory studies as it weaves together issues of mobility and remembering. Drawing on fine-grained ethnographical cases, it offers a rich and complex portrait of mnemonic constructions in the context of forced migration, exile and transnationalism. It is clearly a must-read for anthropologists, sociologists, historians and political scientists as well as for all scholars interested in the contemporary dynamics of memory, identity and mobility.’ – David Berliner, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium ‘This thought-provoking volume disentangles, ethnographically, the complexity of meaning-making practices of memory/forgetting in various contexts of (im)mobility.’ - Noel B. Salazar, University of Leuven, Belgium Bringing together vivid ethnographic material, this book opens up a timely conversation between memory and mobility/migration studies. It goes beyond the idea of the nation state as the primary unit of analysis to explore how people on the move use different forms and media of remembering to make sense of their lives and act as political subjects. Investigating when and by what means people on the move remember and communicate memories in the context of various forms of (im)mobility, the authors examine photographs, films, the reinhabiting of pre-exilic homes, pseudo-historical performances, transgenerational mnemonic gatherings and transnational political activism. This edited collection will appeal to scholars of anthropology, sociology, political science, human geography, history and oral history.
In Religions on the Move, Afe Adogame and Shobana Shankar present essays on religious expansion beyond Christian missions, focusing on activities of migrants from Africa, Asia, and Latin America spreading their faiths in Europe, North America, and within the “South.”
Author: David J. Phillips
Publisher: William Carey Library
Release Date: 2001
"This is the most comprehesive source of information on all the nomadic peoples of the world. Maps help you to locate these nomadic people groups, many of them unevangelized; black and white photographs enable you to visualize them, and people profiles and bibliographic data facilitate research." -- from back cover.
"We want math to make sense to our students, and the moving body is a wonderful partner toward that goal." -Malke Rosenfeld Kids love to move. But how do we harness all that kinetic energy effectively for math learning? In Math on the Move, Malke Rosenfeld shows how pairing math concepts and whole body movement creates opportunities for students to make sense of math in entirely new ways. Malke shares her experience creating dynamic learning environments by: exploring the use of the body as a thinking tool highlighting mathematical ideas that are usefully explored with a moving body providing a range of entry points for learning to facilitate a moving math classroom. Malke pulls from both research and practice to build a framework for this work, reminding us that, "It's the partnership between the math and the whole moving body that creates opportunities for potent mathematical sense making." Filled with classroom-tested activities and detailed coaching tips, and supported with extensive online video clips, Math on the Move shows how movement can enliven the learning process rather than simply offer a break from it. Malke Rosenfeld is a dance teaching artist, author, and presenter whose interests focus on the learning that happens at the intersection of math and the moving body. She delights in creating rich environments in which children and adults can explore, make, play, and talk math based on their own questions and inclinations.