Tag: Narratives

Who’s Counting Uniting Numbers and Narratives with Stories from Pop Culture, Puzzles, Politics, and More


Who’s Counting?: Uniting Numbers and Narratives with Stories from Pop Culture, Puzzles, Politics, and More by John Allen Paulos
English | September 15th, 2022 | ISBN: 1633888126 | 227 pages | True PDF | 1.38 MB
For decades, New York Times best-selling author John Allen Paulos has enlightened readers by showing how to make sense of the numbers and probabilities behind real-world events, political calculations, and everyday personal decisions. Who’s Counting? features dozens of his insightful essays-original writings on contemporary issues like the COVID-19 pandemic, online conspiracy theories, "fake news," and climate change, as well as a selection of enduring columns from his popular ABC News column of the same name.

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Religious Narratives in Italian Literature After the Second Vatican Council A Semiotic Analysis


Religious Narratives in Italian Literature After the Second Vatican Council: A Semiotic Analysis By Jenny Ponzo
2019 | 186 Pages | ISBN: 3110499843 | PDF | 2 MB
This book presents a semiotic study of the re-elaboration of Christian narratives and values in a corpus of Italian novels published after the Second Vatican Council (1960s). It tackles the complex set of ideas expressed by Italian writers about the biblical narration of human origins and traditional religious language and ritual, the perceived clash between the immanent and transcendent nature and role of the Church, and the problematic notion of sanctity emerging from contemporary narrative.

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The Refugee Narratives of Fugitive Slaves in Canada


The Refugee: Narratives of Fugitive Slaves in Canada By Benjamin Drew
2008 | 384 Pages | ISBN: 1550028014 | EPUB | 2 MB
In the early 1850s, white American abolitionist Benjamin Drew was commissioned to travel to Canada West (now Ontario) to interview escaped slaves from the United States. At the time the population of Canada West was just short of a million and about 30,000 black people lived in the colony, most of whom were escaped slaves from south of the border. One of the people Drew interviewed was Harriet Tubman, who was then based in St. Catharines but made several trips to the U.S. South to lead slaves to freedom in Canada.In the course of his journeys in Canada, Drew visited Chatham, Toronto, Galt, Hamilton, London, Dresden, Windsor, and a number of other communities. Originally published in 1856, Drews book is the only collection of first-hand interviews of fugitive slaves in Canada ever done. It is an invaluable record of early black Canadian experience.

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Kashmir’s Contested Pasts Narratives, Sacred Geographies, and the Historical Imagination


Chitralekha Zutshi, "Kashmir’s Contested Pasts: Narratives, Sacred Geographies, and the Historical Imagination"
English | 2014 | pages: 407 | ISBN: 0199450676 | PDF | 4,6 mb
This is an extended chronicle of the historical imagination in Kashmir. It explores the conversations between the ideas of Kashmir and the ideas of history taking place within Kashmir’s multilingual historical tradition. Contrary to the notion that the Indian subcontinent did not produce

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Dacia Maraini’s Narratives of Survival (Re)Constructed


Tommasina Gabriele, "Dacia Maraini’s Narratives of Survival: (Re)Constructed"
English | 2015 | pages: 186 | ISBN: 1611478812 | PDF | 2,8 mb
Dacia Maraini’s Narratives of Survival: (Re)Constructed focuses on Dacia Maraini’s narrative from about 1984 to 2004 and makes substantive use of her interviews and essays. While acknowledging the importance and ongoing validity of feminist scholarship of Maraini’s work, this book seeks to take scholarship on Maraini beyond feminist readings by identifying a critical framework that cuts across gender and genre and thereby invites alternative readings. Using a method of close textual analysis, the author includes studies of men, children, animals, and imaginary characters in Maraini’s narrative, analyzes language, character, motifs, and symbols, and considers some of Maraini’s work in light of declining postmodern and emerging posthuman critical social theory.

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Precarious Youth in Contemporary Graphic Narratives


María Porras Sánchez, "Precarious Youth in Contemporary Graphic Narratives "
English | ISBN: 1032123591 | 2022 | 288 pages | PDF | 11 MB
This volume explores comics as examples of moral outrage in the face of a reality in which precariousness has become an inherent part of young lives. Taking a thematic approach, the chapters devote attention to the expression and representation of precarious subjectivities, as well as to the economic and professional precarity that characterizes comics creation and production.

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On Disney Deconstructing Images, Tropes and Narratives


On Disney: Deconstructing Images, Tropes and Narratives
English | 2022 | ISBN: 3662646242 | 248 Pages | PDF (True) | 7 MB
Disney – This name stands not only for a company that has had global reach from its early days, but also for a successful aesthetic programme and ideological positions that have had great commercial success but at the same time have been frequently criticised. Straddling traditionalism and modernism, Disney productions have proven adaptable to social discourses and technical and media developments throughout its history. This volume brings together scholars from several European countries to explore various dimensions that constitute ‘Disney.’ In line with current media and cultural studies research, the chapters deal with human-human and human-animal relations, gender and diversity, iconic characters and narratives, Disney’s contribution to cultural and visual heritage, and transmedial and transfictional spaces of experience and practices of participation associated with Disney story worlds.

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Recounting Migration Political Narratives of Congolese Young People in Uganda


Recounting Migration: Political Narratives of Congolese Young People in Uganda By Christina R. Clark-Kazak
2011 | 248 Pages | ISBN: 077353881X | PDF | 2 MB
Christina Clark-Kazak, a former international aid worker, uses extensive interviews done in Kampala and Kyaka II refugee settlement, Uganda, to present the narratives of ten young people living as refugees. Their accounts reveal both political awareness and individual agency in everyday and extraordinary circumstances. The author shows how refugee youth seek to influence decision-making processes in families, communities, and at policy levels through formal and informal mechanisms, as well as through non-political channels such as education and music. She juxtaposes their interpretations of the situations with the discourse and bureaucracy of international aid organizations, showing the sometimes radical differences between these perspectives. Clark-Kazak not only provides insight into the politics of labelling but offers recommendations for future research, policy, and programs for refugee young people. A remarkable and compelling look at the lives of young refugees, Recounting Migration challenges stereotypes by giving these migrants a long-overdue opportunity to speak for themselves.

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