Vaka Rangi

Author: Josh Marsfelder
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781537782089
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Vaka Rangi: In the language of the Rapa Nui, A Canoe for the Stars. Vaka Rangi is a work of comparative mythology. Vaka Rangi is an account of a spiritual journey. Vaka Rangi is a personal memoir. Vaka Rangi is an unauthorized post-structuralist critical history of Star Trek and the voyaging starship. Completely revised and expanded from the blog of the same name, Vaka Rangi Volume 1 includes critical analysis essays on every episode of Star Trek, Star Trek: The Animated Series and Raumpatrouille - Die phantastischen Abenteuer des Raumschiffes Orion. Each story is re-positioned within its cultural contexts and re-examined through the lenses of utopian philosophy, cultural anthropology and anarcha-feminism.

Tardis Eruditorum An Unofficial Critical History Of Doctor Who Volume 1

Author: Philip Sandifer
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781494894795
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In this newly revised and expanded first volume of essays adapted from the acclaimed blog TARDIS Eruditorum you'll find a critical history of William Hartnell's three seasons of Doctor Who. TARDIS Eruditorum tells the ongoing story of Doctor Who from its beginnings in the 1960s to the present day, pushing beyond received wisdom and fan dogma to understand that story not just as the story of a geeky sci-fi show but as the story of an entire line of mystical, avant-garde, and radical British culture. It treats Doctor Who as a show that really is about everything that has ever happened, and everything that ever will. This volume focuses on the earliest years of the program, looking at how it emerged from the existing traditions of science fiction in the UK and how it quickly found its kinship with the emerging counterculture of the 1960s. Every essay from the Hartnell era has been revised and expanded from its original form, and the eight new essays exclusive to the collected edition have been augmented by a further eleven, providing nineteen book-exclusive essays on topics like what happened before An Unearthly Child, whether the lead character's name is really Doctor Who, and how David Whitaker created the idea of a Doctor Who novel. Plus, you'll learn: How acid-fueled occultism influenced the creation of the Cybermen. Why The Celestial Toymaker is irredeemably racist. The Problem of Susan Foreman

Recursive Occlusion

Author: Philip Sandifer
ISBN: 9781508606529
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From Wives To Widows In Early Modern Paris

Author: Professor Janine M Lanza
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409479919
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Looking especially at widows of master craftsmen in early modern Paris, this study provides analysis of the social and cultural structures that shaped widows' lives as well as their day-to-day experiences. Janine Lanza examines widows in early modern Paris at every social and economic level, beginning with the late sixteenth century when changes in royal law curtailed the movement of property within families up to the time of the French Revolution. The glimpses she gives us of widows running businesses, debating remarriage, and negotiating marriage contracts offer precious insights into the daily lives of women in this period. Lanza shows that understanding widows dramatically alters our understanding of gender, not only in terms of how it was lived in this period but also how historians can use this idea as a category of analysis. Her study also engages the historiographical issue of business and entrepreneurship, particularly women's participation in the world of work; and explicitly examines the place of the law in the lived experience of the early modern period. How did widowed women use their newly acquired legal emancipation? How did they handle their emotional loss? How did their roles in their families and their communities change? How did they remain financially solvent without a man in the house? How did they make decisions that had always been made by the men around them? These questions all touch upon the experience of widows and on the ways women related to prevalent structures and ideologies in this society. Lanza's study of these women, the ways they were represented and how they experienced their widowhood, challenges many historical assumptions about women and their roles with respect to the law, the family, and economic activity.

International Symposium On Distributed Computing And Artificial Intelligence 2008 Dcai 08

Author: Juan Manuel Corchado Rodríguez
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540858636
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The International Symposium on Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence is an annual forum that brings together ideas, projects, lessons, etc. associated with distr- uted computing, artificial intelligence and its applications in different themes. This meeting has been held at the University of Salamanca from the 22th to the 24th of October 2008. This symposium has be organized by the Biomedicine, Intelligent S- tem and Educational Technology Research Group (http://bisite. usal. es/) of the Univ- sity of Salamanca. The technology transfer in this field is still a challenge and for that reason this type of contributions has been specially considered in this edition. This c- ference is the forum in which to present application of innovative techniques to complex problems. The artificial intelligence is changing our society. Its application in distr- uted environments, such as the Internet, electronic commerce, mobile communications, wireless devices, distributed computing, and so on is increasing and is becoming an element of high added value and economic potential, both industrial and research. These technologies are changing constantly as a result of the large research and technical effort being undertaken in both universities and businesses. The exchange of ideas between scientists and technicians from both academic and business areas is essential to facilitate the development of systems that meet the demands of today's society.

The Roguish Miss Penn

Author: Emily Hendrickson
Publisher: Belgrave House
ISBN: 1610843835
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Katherine Penn, daughter of a scholar, was fascinated by the theatre. She wrote plays which she longed to see performed, even if that went against her father’s strictures. Lord Ramsey was willing to help her make her stage dreams come true—but make-believe love had a surprising way of turning to reality… Regency Romance by Emily Hendrickson; originally published by Signet as A Perfect Performance

Tribals And The Indian Constitution Functioning Of Fifth Schedule In The State Of Orissa

Author: Nab Kishore Behura
Publisher: Rawat Publications
ISBN: 9788131600115
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"India harbours multiple ethnic groups who have distinct socio-cultural identities. It is one of the nation-states in the world, which has provided elaborate preferential arrangements for the tribals. The tribal communities in India are at different levels of socio-economic development. In view of the deep-rooted historic reasons, which have caused the backwardness of these communities, the Indian Union as well as states are committed to ensure the implementation of the constitutional provisions for their development. The book, which is based on an empirical study, has extensively reviewed the impact of various legislations and regulations enacted for tribal development in Orissa in the past. Besides presenting an anthropological understanding of tribal development along with a brief account of tribal development programmes being implemented in the country, it also explains the state of vulnerable tribal population in Orissa.In a nutshell, the book discusses issues such as indebtedness, excise policy, land tenure system, role of welfare agencies etc., which are directly concerned with the tribal people."

Kevin Rudd

Author: Nicholas Stuart
Publisher: Scribe Publications
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Kevin Rudd emerged after a period of prolonged instability and internal strife within the federal ALP to establish himself as a popular leader who could unify his party and mount a real challenge to John Howard. The early reaction to his leadership, from both voters and his political adversaries, suggests that he is widely regarded as Labor's best hope in a decade of ending the Howard ascendancy. Kevin Rudd: a political biography explores the events that have made this ambitious, self-reliant man, and the influences that have shaped his vision for the future of Australia. It asks key questions: can Rudd inspire self-belief in Labor and persuade the electorate that, this time, they can indeed be trusted? What would a Labor government under an intelligent conservative leader look like or stand for? Kevin Rudd: a political biography is a comprehensive examination of the making of this key player in Australian political life. It is essential reading for anyone interested in the future of Australia.

Advanced Modern Political Theory

Author: S. L. Verma
Publisher: National Publishing House
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In the realm of political science, this book discusses the various challenges coming up in the 21st century in the form of globalization, global governance, feminism, contemporary terrorism, state supremacy, democracy, and human rights. In the light of the latest developments, it explains, analyzes, and evaluates these challenges to reformulate contemporary 'political theory.' It first takes up substantive studies of political behaviouralism, power, influence, authority and legitimacy, modernization and development, political ideologies and political cultures, and feminine political theory. Along with systems and structural-functional approaches as theories-in-making, the book - looking into the proper relationship among values, theory, and methodology - strives to transform conventional political science into rechristened 'politicology.' To serve the global market, the author has discovered 'applied' aspects of the discipline in form of new professions of 'political engineering' and 'political technologies.' The book, in this manner, undertakes the task of evolving an advanced modern political theory. Until scholars are able to realize this goal, they are advised, in its place, to empirically make use of the devices of 'analysis' and 'explanation, ' and continue striving for it. The book concentrates on the past and present, but its goal is to prepare the discipline for the critical future. An advanced political theory, as proposed in this book, opposes both status quo and unaccountable power lying with vested interests

Batman Chronicles

Author: Bill Finger
Publisher: Dc Comics
ISBN: 9781401221348
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Collects the earliest adventures of Batman and Robin as they battle a variety of villains including the Monk and the Joker.