The Conflict Between the Generations in The Diviners

The Conflict Between the Generations in  The Diviners
Author: Meike Krause
Publsiher: GRIN Verlag
Total Pages: 24
Release: 2007-09-30
ISBN: 363881436X
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Seminar paper from the year 2007 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 2,7, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (Amerikanistik, Anglistik und Anglophonie), course: Settling the Prairies: History and Myth- Making in the United States and Canada, 9 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: This paper deals with the conflict between the generations in Margaret Laurence's novel The Diviners. As this book is partly autobiographical, the first chapter gives a short biography of the author Margaret Laurence. Her life and experiences had a great influence on her writing and several parallels between her own life and the one of the novel's hero Morag Gunn can be identified. After a short summary of the plot in chapter 3, the paper deals with the different relationships between the generations in the novel. For this paper, the main character Morag Gunn and the character Jules Tonnerre are of special interest. Therefore their relationships to their parents' generation and their child Pique are described in detail. This paper is completed by a short conclusion.

Tell Me a Riddle

Tell Me a Riddle
Author: Tillie Olsen
Publsiher: Rutgers University Press
Total Pages: 310
Release: 1995
ISBN: 9780813521374
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tell Me a Riddle Book Excerpt:

Contains an authoritative text of the story, along with a chronology, critical essays, and a bibliography.

The Lele of the Kasai

The Lele of the Kasai
Author: Mary Douglas
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2013-06-17
ISBN: 1136488995
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lele of the Kasai Book Excerpt:

This first volume is a compilation of numerous essays by Douglas on the Lele in the Belgian Congo covering a fifteen year period. There are early indications of Douglas's cultural imagination and written expression that were to make her works accessible and relevant to a western readership of non-anthropologists. The intellectural tools and examples she gained from Africanist ethnography continue to serve her explorations of European and American society.

Anthropos

Anthropos
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2006
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Ethnology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Bulletin of the International Committee on Urgent Anthropological and Ethnological Research

Bulletin of the International Committee on Urgent Anthropological and Ethnological Research
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1981
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Anthropology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Ethnicity Conflict in the Horn of Africa

Ethnicity   Conflict in the Horn of Africa
Author: Katsuyoshi Fukui,John Markakis
Publsiher: James Currey Publishers
Total Pages: 242
Release: 1994
ISBN: 0852552254
Category: Africa, Northeast
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ethnicity Conflict in the Horn of Africa Book Excerpt:

Exposes the subtle and ambiguous role ethnicity can play in social conflict.

Indigenous Conflict Management Strategies in West Africa

Indigenous Conflict Management Strategies in West Africa
Author: Brandon D. Lundy,Jesse J. Benjamin,Joseph Kingsley Adjei
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2014-11-19
ISBN: 0739192590
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Indigenous Conflict Management Strategies in West Africa Book Excerpt:

Indigenous Conflict Management Strategies in West Africa:Beyond Right and Wrong expands the discourse on indigenous knowledge. With several examples and case histories, the work defines, characterizes, and explains indigenous conflict management strategies in West Africa, particularly in Ghana, Nigeria, and Cameroon. The book critically evaluates indigenous conflict management strategies with a view to determining their effectiveness in the context of the societies’ history and culture, and the relevance and adaptability of these strategies in contemporary contexts. This book takes a scholarly approach, avoiding romanticizing or idealizing indigenous conflict management strategies in West Africa. It advocates a set of mechanisms by which the best elements of indigenous knowledge and skills in conflict management may be deployed to settle contemporary disputes, and made portable for adoption and adaptation by other complex societies in the region and beyond.

Language and Literature in Multicultural Contexts

Language and Literature in Multicultural Contexts
Author: Satendra Pratap Nandan
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 361
Release: 1983
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Colonies in literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Universalist Quarterly and General Review

Universalist Quarterly and General Review
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1868
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Universalism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Writing Beyond the Ending

Writing Beyond the Ending
Author: Rachel Blau DuPlessis,Rachel Blau Du Plessis
Publsiher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 253
Release: 1985
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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New Perspectives on Margaret Laurence

New Perspectives on Margaret Laurence
Author: Greta Margaret Coger,Greta Margaret Kay McCormick Avery-Coger
Publsiher: Praeger
Total Pages: 232
Release: 1996
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Perspectives on Margaret Laurence Book Excerpt:

Nearly all of Laurence's works from Africa and Canada are critiqued in this volume which highlights Laurence's innovative narrative styles, her use of multicultural oral literary methods, and the importance of her female protagonists.

Encyclopedia of Medical Anthropology

Encyclopedia of Medical Anthropology
Author: Carol R. Ember,Melvin Ember
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 1071
Release: 2003-12-31
ISBN: 0306477548
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Medical Anthropology Book Excerpt:

Medical practitioners and the ordinary citizen are becoming more aware that we need to understand cultural variation in medical belief and practice. The more we know how health and disease are managed in different cultures, the more we can recognize what is "culture bound" in our own medical belief and practice. The Encyclopedia of Medical Anthropology is unique because it is the first reference work to describe the cultural practices relevant to health in the world's cultures and to provide an overview of important topics in medical anthropology. No other single reference work comes close to marching the depth and breadth of information on the varying cultural background of health and illness around the world. More than 100 experts - anthropologists and other social scientists - have contributed their firsthand experience of medical cultures from around the world.

Shambhala Sun

Shambhala Sun
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2000
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Buddhism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Natural Healing as Conflict Resolution

Natural Healing as Conflict Resolution
Author: Nicholson, Rebecca
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 301
Release: 2020-10-16
ISBN: 1799836673
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Natural Healing as Conflict Resolution Book Excerpt:

Traditional methods for addressing conflict and healing have been largely replaced in elite settings by modern approaches. Rather than old and new complementing one another, bias is present. New is widely perceived as better among elite institutions, even when research indicates otherwise. Within the realm of international development, the need for cost-effective, sustainable, and successful methods of healing must be explored. Natural Healing as Conflict Resolution is an essential reference book that examines and addresses systemic bias towards natural healing methods and explores the mutually beneficial relationships of natural healing through human and non-human life forms in the context of resolving conflict. It illustrates not only the more obvious biological/physiological benefits of complementary approaches, but also the spiritual, emotional, and psychological benefits of integrating natural means of healing to resolve conflict. As such, the book acknowledges the effectiveness and articulates the benefits of traditional indigenous healing methods and how they can be used in complementary, mutually beneficial ways with modern practices. Highlighting emerging topics that include ecopsychology, parapsychology, and holistic medicine, this book is ideal for conflict resolution practitioners, psychologists, trauma counselors, veterans associations, pet therapists, nature organizations, academics, scientists, eco-architects and designers, international development policymakers, peacebuilding institutions, natural and traditional healers, alternative/integrative medicine practitioners, spiritualists, researchers, and students.

The Drama of South Africa

The Drama of South Africa
Author: Loren Kruger
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2005-11-01
ISBN: 1134680864
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Drama of South Africa Book Excerpt:

The Drama of South Africa comprehensively chronicles the development of dramatic writing and performance from 1910, when the country came into official existence, to the advent of post-apartheid. Eminent theatre historian Loren Kruger discusses well-known figures, as well as lesser-known performers and directors who have enriched the theatre of South Africa. She also highlights the contribution of women and other minorities, concluding with a discussion of the post-apartheid character of South Africa at the end of the twentieth century.

Conflict in Africa

Conflict in Africa
Author: Adda Bruemmer Bozeman
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 446
Release: 2015-03-08
ISBN: 1400867428
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Conflict in Africa Book Excerpt:

Do modern Western ideas about the nature of conflict and its resolution apply to Africa? To answer this question, Adda Bozeman examines conflict in Africa south of the Sahara in its many social, political, and cultural aspects, past and present. The author shows how African perspectives on war and diplomacy have evolved under the influence of nonliteracy, tribalism, and a concept of undifferentiated time. In addition, she confirms that indigenous cultural traditions are resurgent everywhere, making it unlikely that African political values will become more closely aligned with those of the West. The two civilizations view conflict differently and have different ways of resolving it. The Africans are more at ease with conflict than their Western counterparts, and they do not see war and peace as the mutually exclusive phenomena that Occidental societies hold them to be. The author concludes that modern Western concepts of conflict not only do not, but cannot, allow for African realities. Originally published in 1976. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Aridity change and conflict in Africa

Aridity  change and conflict in Africa
Author: Michael Bollig,Olaf Bubenzer,Ralf Vogelsang,Hans-Peter Wotzka
Publsiher: Heinrich-Barth-Institut
Total Pages: 469
Release: 2007-01-01
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Arid regions
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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European language Writing in Sub Saharan Africa

European language Writing in Sub Saharan Africa
Author: Albert S. Gérard
Publsiher: John Benjamins Publishing
Total Pages: 1288
Release: 1986-01-01
ISBN: 9027274681
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

European language Writing in Sub Saharan Africa Book Excerpt:

The first major comparative study of African writing in western languages, European-language Writing in Sub-Saharan Africa, edited by Albert S. Gérard, falls into four wide-ranging sections: an overview of early contacts and colonial developments “Under Western Eyes”; chapters on “Black Consciousness” manifest in the debates over Panafricanism and Negritude; a group of essays on mental decolonization expressed in “Black Power” texts at the time of independence struggles; and finally “Comparative Vistas,” sketching directions that future comparative study might explore. An introductory essay stresses the millennia of writing in Africa, side by side with a richly eloquent and artistic set of vernacular oral traditions; written and oral traditions have become interwoven in adaptations of imported forms and linguistic innovations that challenge traditional “high” literary norms. Gérard uses the mathematical concept of “fuzzy sets” to explain why the focus on “Black Africa” has led him to set aside for future analysis the literatures produced in North Africa, which fall under the influence of Muslim civilization, as well as the diasporic literatures of the New World. Over sixty scholars from twenty-two countries contribute specialized studies of creative writing by leading authors in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries such as Achebe, Mphahlele, Ngugi, Senghor, Soyinka, and Tutuola. Critical analyses are organized primarily around regions, reflecting different colonial languages imposed through schools and other social institutions. Some authors trace the adaptation of western genres, others identify syncretism with folktales or myths. The volumes are attentive to the heterogeneity of national literatures addressed to polyethnic and multilingual populations, and they note the instrumental politics of language in newly independent states. A closing chapter, “Tasks Ahead,” identifies areas for future scholars to explore.

Remotely Global

Remotely Global
Author: Charles Piot
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 220
Release: 1999-10-15
ISBN: 9780226669687
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Remotely Global Book Excerpt:

At first glance, the remote villages of the Kabre people of northern Togo appear to have all the trappings of a classic "out of the way" African culture—subsistence farming, straw-roofed houses, and rituals to the spirits and ancestors. Arguing that village life is in fact an effect of the modern and the global, Charles Piot suggests that Kabre culture is shaped as much by colonial and postcolonial history as by anything "indigenous" or local. Through analyses of everyday and ceremonial social practices, Piot illustrates the intertwining of modernity with tradition and of the local with the national and global. In a striking example of the appropriation of tradition by the state, Togo's Kabre president regularly flies to the region in his helicopter to witness male initiation ceremonies. Confounding both anthropological theorizations and the State Department's stereotyped images of African village life, Remotely Global aims to rethink Euroamerican theories that fail to come to terms with the fluidity of everyday relations in a society where persons and things are forever in motion.

Utopian Literature and Science

Utopian Literature and Science
Author: Patrick Parrinder
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2015-08-11
ISBN: 1137456787
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Utopian Literature and Science Book Excerpt:

Scientific progress is usually seen as a precondition of modern utopias, but science and utopia are frequently at odds. Ranging from Galileo's observations with the telescope to current ideas of the post-human and the human-animal boundary, this study brings a fresh perspective to the paradoxes of utopian thinking since Plato.