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The Circle & the Spiral

By Eva Rask Knudsen
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  • Publisher : Rodopi
  • Isbn : 9042010584
  • Pages : 360
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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In Aboriginal and Māori literature, the circle and the spiral are the symbolic metaphors for a never-ending journey of discovery and rediscovery. The journey itself, with its indigenous perspectives and sense of orientation, is the most significant act of cultural recuperation. The present study outlines the fields of indigenous writing in Australia and New Zealand in the crucial period between the mid-1980s and the early 1990s - particularly eventful years in which postcolonial theory attempted to 'centre the margins' and indigenous writers were keen to escape the particular centering offered in search of other positions more in tune with their creative sensibilities. Indigenous writing relinquished its narrative preference for social realism in favour of traversing old territory in new spiritual ways; roots converted into routes. Standard postcolonial readings of indigenous texts often overwrite the 'difference' they seek to locate because critical orthodoxy predetermines what 'difference' can be. Critical evaluations still tend to eclipse the ontological grounds of Aboriginal and Māori traditions and specific ways of moving through and behaving in cultural landscapes and social contexts. Hence the corrective applied in Circles and Spirals - to look for locally and culturally specific tracks and traces that lead in other directions than those catalogued by postcolonial convention. This agenda is pursued by means of searching enquiries into the historical, anthropological, political and cultural determinants of the present state of Aboriginal and Māori writing (principally fiction). Independent yet interrelated exemplary analyses of works by Keri Hulme and Patricia Grace and Mudrooroo and Sam Watson (Australia) provided the 'thick description' that illuminates the author's central theses, with comparative side-glances at Witi Ihimaera, Heretaunga Pat Baker and Alan Duff (New Zealand) and Archie Weller and Sally Morgan (Australia).

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Book Summary:

This collection of 356 peer-reviewed papers is devoted to the topics. of casting, forming and machining, processing and joining technologies, evolution of material properties in manufacturing processes, engineering or degradation of surfaces in manufacturing processes, design and behavior of equipment and tools; all seen from the perspective of the latest advances made and their practical application.

PDCA/Test

By William Lewis
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Isbn : 9781420048131
  • Pages : 448
  • Category : Computers
  • Reads : 890
  • File Pdf: pdca-test.pdf

Book Summary:

Most manuals assume software testing is being performed as part of a well-defined, structured development cycle based on clearly stated requirements and standards. Unfortunately, this is not often the case in the real world. Indeed, the one true constant in software development is change. PDCA/TEST presents a continuous quality framework bas

An Integrated Approach to Communication Theory and Research

By Don W. Stacks,Michael B. Salwen,Kristen C. Eichhorn
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 9781351358705
  • Pages : 590
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Reads : 871
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Book Summary:

This new edition provides a comprehensive overview of current theory and research written by the top theorists and researchers in each area. It has been updated to address the growing influence of technology, changing relationships, and several growing integrated approaches to communication and includes seven new chapters on: ■ Digital Media ■ Media Effects ■ Privacy ■ Dark Side ■ Applied Communication ■ Relational Communication ■ Instructional Communication ■ Communication and the Law The book continues to be essential reading for students and faculty who want a thorough overview of contemporary communication theory and research.

Spirals

By Joan Gould
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Isbn : 9780307826459
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Reads : 906
  • File Pdf: spirals.pdf

Book Summary:

“A journey to the center of a woman’s life.”—Maggie Scarf “A moving and exquisitely drawn portrait . . . Spirals is about commitment, courage, and the meaning of love.”—New Woman “Family. Familiar. Only my family isn’t familiar at all. My friends are familiar, my friends are as dependable as telephone poles, but the members of my family change in size, looks, powers, burdens and expectations, when all I ask of them is that they remain the same. Children grow, gather power while their parents lose it, leave home, travel in other orbits. Parents move, remarry or don’t remarry, dwindle away, die. Spouses may stay around for a long while—mine did, for twenty-eight years—but sooner or later they leave. And I keep changing too, even though I’m the one who stays home. I picture myself in the role of mother, particularly the mother of young children, because this is a self I like—distracted and short-tempered, I grant you, but well-meaning in spite of outbursts. Still, I have to recognize that this is different from the self who was a daughter or wife—and these don’t have much in common with the new, apprentice selves, who have to learn a whole set of limits, as mother of adults, mother-in-law, widow and grandmother. One thing these selves have in common, however: They’re not the same as my self when I’m alone.”—from Spirals

Frontiers of Manufacturing and Design Science III

By Wen Pei Sung,Ran Chen
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Trans Tech Publications Ltd
  • Isbn : 9783038139591
  • Pages : 2070
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Reads : 501
  • File Pdf: frontiers-of-manufacturing-and-design-science-iii.pdf

Book Summary:

Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS). This book brings together 340 pieces of peer-reviewed papers on Frontiers of Manufacturing and Design Science. This book promotes the development of Manufacturing, Design and Materials Science, strengthening the international academic cooperation and communications, and exchanging research ideas.

The Elements of Natural Philosophy

By Lord William Thomson Kelvin,Peter Guthrie Tait
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Cosimo, Inc.
  • Isbn : 9781602063389
  • Pages : 308
  • Category : Mathematics
  • Reads : 350
  • File Pdf: the-elements-of-natural-philosophy.pdf

Book Summary:

Originally published in 1873, Elements of Natural Philosophy is a condensed version of Lord Kelvin and Peter Tait's revolutionary work Treatise on Natural Philosophy. This version is designed for beginning students and the examples and lessons it contains use only geometry, algebra, and trigonometry, eschewing the calculus of the more advanced edition. Written for math students at the university level, this textbook will be of interest to anyone with a love for math and science. Irish scientist, engineer, and author LORD WILLIAM THOMSON KELVIN (1824-1907) is considered an foundational thinker of modern physics. He invented the Kelvin temperature scale and also helped develop the first transatlantic telegraph cable. Scottish physicist PETER GUTHRIE TAIT (1831-1901) is most famous for writing, with Lord Kelvin, the groundbreaking physics textbook Treatise on Natural Philosophy (1867).