Author: Sarah Ban Breathnach
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Self-actualization (Psychology)
ROMANCING THE ORDINARY is organised as a yearbook, celebrating a spirituality of the senses seasonally, monthly and weekly. Sarah Ban Breathnach introduces the concept that women are endowed with not five, but seven senses: Sight, Hearing, Taste, Touch, Scent, Knowing and Wonder. Each day's reflection, each week, will highlight one of the senses drawing on the natural and supernatural worlds. By exulting in the ecstatic experience of daily life, by romancing your soul - working out what excites or moves you to tears, what makes your heart miss a beat, your knees shake and soul sigh - Sarah Ban Breathnach shows you how to embrace your magical, mystical, sensitive and spiritual Essential Self, restoring weary and jaded feminine souls.
Author: Stephen Brown
Release Date: 2003-09-02
Genre: Business & Economics
Romancing the Market is a radical rethinking of marketing understanding. Marketing and consumer research are dominated by the neo-classical ideals of the Enlightenment such as rigour, dispassion and the search for scientific 'truth'. In a series of provocative essays, the contributors challenge these assumptions with reference to the individuality, innovation and imagination of the Romantic movement. The book contains essays by an international selection of the most creative contemporary marketing scholars, including Elizabeth Hirschman, Russell Belk, Craig Thompson and Robin Wensley. Illuminating, controversial and cutting edge, this is an essential work for all those interested in new directions in marketing and consumer research.
Author: Robert Fletcher
Publisher: Duke University Press
Release Date: 2014-02-24
The worldwide development of ecotourism—including adventures such as mountain climbing and whitewater rafting, as well as more pedestrian pursuits such as birdwatching—has been extensively studied, but until now little attention has been paid to why vacationers choose to take part in what are often physically and emotionally strenuous endeavors. Drawing on ethnographic research and his own experiences working as an ecotour guide throughout the United States and Latin America, Robert Fletcher argues that participation in rigorous outdoor activities resonates with the particular cultural values of the white, upper-middle-class Westerners who are the majority of ecotourists. Navigating 13,000-foot mountain peaks or treacherous river rapids demands deferral of gratification, perseverance through suffering, and a willingness to assume risks in pursuit of continuous progress. In this way, characteristics originally cultivated for professional success have been transferred to the leisure realm at a moment when traditional avenues for achievement in the public sphere seem largely exhausted. At the same time, ecotourism provides a temporary escape from the ostensible ills of modern society by offering a transcendent "wilderness" experience that contrasts with the indoor, sedentary, mental labor characteristically performed by white-collar workers.
Author: J. Gerald Kennedy
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Business & Economics
Edgar Allan Poe's strength as a writer lay in fabricating fantisies in settings far removed from his own place and time. This dislocation renders the attitudes embedded in his fiction open to interpretation, and over the years some readers have found Poe to be virulently racist, while others found him morally conflicted, and still others detected a subversion of racism in his works' subtle sympathies for non-white characters. As a nineteenth-century Southerner, Poe was a deeply ambiguous figure, evading race issues while living among them, and traversing the North-South border with little sensitivity to its political implications. In this tightly organized volume, a handful of leading Americanists revisit the Poe issue, re-examining what it means to speak of an author and his work as racist, and where the critic's responsibility lies.
Jared Clayton was sure that his mother's new bookkeeper was a thief. Sabrina's beauty might be tempting, but Jared had been burned before. Then Sabrina showed the sexy Texan something he didn't know he possessed: his tender side.
Author: Margaret Thornton
Release Date: 2013-03-04
This provocative collection of essays by scholars from the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand explores the uneasy relationship between law and popular culture from a feminist perspective. The essays not only consider the representation of law in popular culture, including film, crime fiction and the media, but also the representation of popular culture in legal texts. Romancing the Tomes shows that while popular culture is bewitched by law, particularly anything to do with sex and crime, law is anxious to resist the unruliness of popular culture. The collection is multidisciplinary, with contributors from a range of areas, including cultural studies, women's studies and legal studies. The essays are complemented by the poems of prize-winning lawyer-poet, MTC Cronin. Romancing the Tomes will appeal to a wide cross-section of academic and general readers. It is suitable for inclusion on undergraduate reading lists for law, history, women's studies, criminology and media studies, as well as any other course with an interest in cultural studies.
Author: Ndaeyo Uko
Publisher: Africa World Pr
Release Date: 2004
This book's rare insight on media practice shakes conventional notions of the role and enabling environment of the modern press. Romancing the Gun rattles academic tradition by illustrating that Nigeria's hard-hitting press has not only thrived better while military regimes were in power but that it actually welcomed and supported praetorian rule. This compelling book draws its energy and depth from the combination of Ndaeyo Uko's engaging media practice in Nigeria, and his international education and academic career in the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia. It exposes the chasm between the armchair media scholarship of Western scholars and the damning reality of the media institutions in non-western societies. Romancing the Gun retells the history of the press in Nigeria, and confronts some of the issues that Nigeria's brand of journalism and the country's debased political system had driven into oblivion. One example is the letter-bomb death of prominent Nigerian editor and columnist, Dele Giwa, in 1986 that made headlines around the world. This book asks some questions which the international and local media as well as scholars were `too polite to conceive and ask' about the incident that shook the media world. One such burning question is: "what would a renowned journalist be expecting in a large envelope from a military dictator on a Saturday morning?" By posing startling questions and querying conventional wisdom and mental habits, Romancing the Gun unveils the power and irresponsibility of the Nigerian press-one of the world's freest presses-and provides crucial missing pieces in the puzzle of global media scholarship and practice.
Author: Benjamin Filene
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Release Date: 2000
Filene examines the competing visions of America's musical past -- and the cultural middlemen who shaped these visions -- that have vied for influence over the public imagination. He moves beyond folk music's usual boundaries to consider a wide range of performers -- from Lead Belly and Woody Guthrie, to Muddy Waters and Willie Dixon, to Pete Seeger and Bob Dylan.
Author: Mary Davis
Release Date: 2015-03-01
BRIDGET GREENE HIDES IN PLAIN SIGHT Escaping her father's unreasonable demands, Bridget flees to a remote mining town far from all she knows. To her surprise, her schoolhouse becomes her refuge. When a new family arrives in town, Bridget feels a special bond with the two adorable children—and their handsome widowed father. Lindley Thompson is on a mission he can't reveal to anyone, let alone the lovely schoolteacher who's caught his eye. His children are flourishing under Bridget's maternal touch, and Lindley's heart is healing, too. But when their carefully hidden secrets come to light, will true love be enough to overcome all obstacles?
Revealing that the honeymoon is more a product of a socially constructed view of romantic love than of the relationship of the individuals concerned, this book takes a multidisciplinary perspective, presenting a discussion of the cultural significance of the honeymoon.
Author: Jeffrey G. Sobosan
Publisher: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Release Date: 1999
If religious belief is to remain intellectually persuasive in the coming century, it will need to seek a mutually respectful partnership with the leading theories and findings of science. In this finely constructed reflection on the relationship between theology and scientific inquiry, Jeffrey Sobosan shows how this goal might be achieved by wedding the best from both disciplines into a single coherent vision of the cosmos. Romancing the Universe urges a new symmetry in our modern quest for truth, one that allows theology to incorporate science into its doctrines while refusing to diminish the contribution theology can make to science. Sobosan discusses the scientific and theological aspects of many of the major themes in cosmology, including the beginning and end of the universe, the origins of matter and life, the presence of cosmic order, the possibility of intelligent life elsewhere in the universe, and the aesthetics of scientific theorizing.