Biographies. and. space. Dana. Arnold. and. Joanna. Sofaer. Biography and biographical methods of historical investigation have received much attention in recent years. And there is no doubt that biography is an essential part of human ...
Author: Dana Arnold
Bringing together a collection of high-profile authors, Biographies and Space presents essays exploring the relationship between biography and space and how specific subjects are used as a means of explaining sets of social, cultural and spatial relationships. Biographical methods of historical investigation can bring out the authentic voice of subjects, revealing personal meanings and strategies in space as well as providing a means to analyze relations between the personal and the social. Writing about both actual (architectural) and imagined (pictorial) space, the authors consider issues of gender, childhood, sexuality and race, highlighting an increasing fluidity and interaction between theory, methods and history. Biographies and Space is an original and exciting new book, with direct relevance to both architectural and art history.
Yet not even Mach (1893) rejected the ether, “which scientifically is something more valuable than the doubtful notion of the absolute space” (in Kostro 2000, p. 22). More radical on this particular matter ...
Author: Christian Forstner
Publisher: Springer Nature
This book sheds new light on the biographical approach in the history of physics by including the biographies of scientific objects, institutions, and concepts. What is a biography? Can biographies also be written for non-human subjects like scientific instruments, institutions or concepts? The respective chapters of this book discuss these controversial questions using examples from the history of physics. By approaching biography as metaphor, it transcends the boundaries between various perspectives on the history of physics, and enriches our grasp of the past.
decisions due to space constraints ) , the approaches can vary . In art catalogs , names of artists and artworks drive the organization , while in encyclopedia indexing names need more selective handling due to numerous passing mentions ...
Author: Enid L. Zafran
Publisher: Information Today, Inc.
Here is the premiere title in a new series presenting selected expert coverage in key indexing areas. Volume 1 includes top tips and advice on indexing philosophy (Carol Roberts), theology (Kate Mertes), biography (Martin L. White), horticulture (Thirhse Shere with Lina B. Burton), art (Susan DeRenne Coerr), encyclopedias (Marion Lerner-Levine), computer manuals (Beth Palmer), and Web sites (Fred Brown).
An anonymous biographical space – minimal, singular, objectual biographies – that condensed a strong cultural identity and a shared memory. See online: http://www.nurygonzalez.uchile.cl. 39 Boltanski and Grenier (2009), pp.
Author: Leonor Arfuch
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Literary Criticism
This book by one of Latin America’s leading cultural theorists examines the place of the subject and the role of biographical and autobiographical genres in contemporary culture. Arfuch argues that the on-going proliferation of private and intimate stories – what she calls the ‘biographical space’ – can be seen as symptomatic of the impersonalizing dynamics of contemporary times. Autobiographical genres, however, harbour an intersubjective dimension. The ‘I’ who speaks wants to be heard by another, and the other who listens discovers in autobiography possible points of identification. Autobiographical genres, including those that border on fiction, therefore become spaces in which the singularity of experience opens onto the collective and its historicity in ways that allow us to reflect on the ethical, political, and aesthetic dimensions not only of self-representation but also of life itself. Opening up debate through juxtaposition and dialogue, Arfuch’s own poetic writing moves freely from the Holocaust to Argentina’s last dictatorship and its traumatic memories, and then to the troubled borderlands between Mexico and the United States to show how artists rescue shards of memory that would otherwise be relegated to the dustbin of history. In so doing, she makes us see not only how challenging it is to represent past traumas and violence but also how vitally necessary it is to do so as a political strategy for combating the tides of forgetting and for finding ways of being in common.
Likewise , as I have already indicated in part , this extension of the Buddha biography across time ( pre - Siddhartha lives and post - Gotama lives ) was complemented by an extension of the Buddha biography across space .
Author: Juliane Schober
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.
Category: Buddhist hagiography
This interdisciplinary collection of essays explores the biographical genre of the Buddhist traditions of South and Southeast Asia. Scholars in the history of religions, anthropology, literature and art history present a broad range of explorations into sacred biography as an interpretive genre. Easch essay makes unique contributions and the collection as a whole engages methodological and interpretive approaches that are central to scholars of Buddhism and those specializing in the study of south and Southeast Asia.
If we could point to mass readership as a vital sign of health , I would only have to remind readers that in chain bookstores the biography section commands considerable space . But even if we limit ourselves , as we must , to more ...
This conclusion also applies to studies of the spaces which colonial rule imagined (and instituted) as highly segregated ... Biographies can alert us to how 'ordinary' individuals and groups commuted between the different spaces, ...
Author: Achim von Oppen
Biographical research can illuminate imperial and colonial history. This is particularly true of Africa, where empires competed with one another and colonial society was characterised by rigid divisions. In this book, five biographical studies explore how, in the course of their lives, interpreters, landowners, students and traders navigated the boundaries between the various spaces of the colonial world. With a focus on African life worlds, the authors show the disruptions and constraints as well as the new options and forms of mobility that resulted from colonial rule. This book was originally published as a special issue of The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth Studies.
On the contrary, desire for family relationships is high; biographies tell us how much energy and expectations are put in ... Privacy demands more space and organization than in the past, together with a (re)definition of family roles.
Author: Heidrun Herzberg
Publisher: Campus Verlag
Category: Social Science
International bekannte Autorinnen und Autoren loten die Potenziale der Biographieforschung für die Untersuchung des Ineinandergreifens von Individuum und Gesellschaft aus und wenden sich gegen populäre zeitdiagnostische Aussagen zum »Modernen Selbst«.
Author: Rachna Bhola 'Yamini'Publish On: 2021-02-01
Inspirational Biographies for Children Rachna Bhola 'Yamini'. Therefore in her first record breaking space expedition to the International Space Station (ISS) she took both besides a copy of Bhagavad Gita. Sunita performed her first ...
Author: Rachna Bhola 'Yamini'
Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Sunita Williams is the second woman astronaut of Indian descent chosen by NASA for a space mission. The first one was Kalpana Chawla. The only difference is that Kalpana was born and brought up in India and had Indian parents while Sunita was born in America. Her father is an Indian from Gujarat while her mother is from Slovakia. She is also the second woman astronaut of Slovakian origin, the first being Ronald M. Sega.
Author: A. Bowdoin Van RiperPublish On: 2011-09-16
Further Reading Michael J. Neufeld's balanced, authoritative biography Von Braun: Dreamer of Space, Engineer of War (2007) is the best choice for readers wanting a single take on his life, but Bob Ward's Dr. Space: The Life of Wernher ...
Author: A. Bowdoin Van Riper
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
In this first in-depth study of how historic scientists and inventors have been portrayed on screen, A Biographical Encyclopedia of Scientists and Inventors in American Film and TV since 1930 catalogs nearly 300 separate performances and includes essays on the screen images of more than 80 historic scientists, inventors, engineers, and medical researchers.