City of the Gods

City of the Gods

Author: John S. Dunne

Publisher: Macmillan Publishing Company

ISBN: 0020847106

Category: Religion

Page: 243

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Categories: Religion

The City of the Gods

The City of the Gods

In The City of the Gods, John S. Dunne traces humanity's political and social mythologies from ancient Sumer to the present, showing how they reflect the diverse responses of each era to the inevitability of death.

Author: John S. Dunne

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39076006838473

Category: Religion

Page: 243

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In The City of the Gods, John S. Dunne traces humanity's political and social mythologies from ancient Sumer to the present, showing how they reflect the diverse responses of each era to the inevitability of death.
Categories: Religion

The Mythology of Crime and Criminal Justice

The Mythology of Crime and Criminal Justice

If the stress and mortality myths were accurate, we would expect to find that officers who stayed in policing longer had shorter lives after retirement because of the toll exacted from fighting crime. Myths associated with police ...

Author: Victor E. Kappeler

Publisher: Waveland Press

ISBN: 9781478636021

Category: Social Science

Page: 530

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The social construction of crime is often out of proportion to the threat posed. The media and advocacy groups shine a spotlight on some crimes and ignore others. Street crime is highlighted as putting everyone at risk of victimization, while the greater social harms from corporate malfeasance receive far less attention. Social arrangements dictate what is defined as crime and the punishments for those who engage in the proscribed behavior. Interest groups promote their agendas by appealing to public fears. Justifications often have no basis in fact, but the public accepts the exaggerations and blames the targeted offenders. The net-widening effect of more laws and more punishment catches those least able to defend themselves. This innovative alternative to traditional textbooks provides insightful observations of myths and trends in criminal justice. Fourteen chapters challenge misconceptions about specific crimes or aspects of the criminal justice system. Kappeler and Potter dissect popular images of crimes and criminals in a cogent, compelling, and engaging manner. They trace the social construction of each issue and identify the misleading statistics and fears that form the basis of myths—and the collateral damage of basing policies on mythical beliefs. The authors encourage skepticism about commonly accepted beliefs, offer readers a fresh perspective, and urge them to analyze important issues from novel vantage points.
Categories: Social Science

The Myth of Methuselah and the Uncertainty of Death

The Myth of Methuselah and the Uncertainty of Death

This paper uses mortality fan charts to illustrate prospective future male mortality.

Author: Kevin Dowd

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1290274630

Category:

Page: 16

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This paper uses mortality fan charts to illustrate prospective future male mortality. These fan charts show both the most likely path of male mortality and the bands of uncertainty surrounding that path. The fan charts are based on a model of male mortality that is known to provide a good fit to recent UK mortality data. The fan charts suggest that there are clear limits to longevity, that future mortality rates are very uncertain and tend to become more uncertain the further ahead the forecast, and that forecasts of future mortality uncertainty must take account of uncertainty in the parameters of the underlying mortality model.
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The Music of Thought in the Poetry of George Oppen and William Bronk

The Music of Thought in the Poetry of George Oppen and William Bronk

Constant survivors, ghosts perpetually, our reach is really back into the body myth of mortality. (125) This profound and to me deeply moving poem is simultaneously an interpretation of the Orpheus story and a meditation on poetry, ...

Author: Henry Weinfield

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 9781587298509

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 251

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George Oppen (1908–1984), born into a prosperous German Jewish family, began his career as a protégé of Ezra Pound and a member of the Objectivist circle of poets; he eventually broke with Pound and became a member of the Communist party before returning to poetry more than twenty-five years later. William Bronk (1918–1999), by contrast, a descendant of the first European families in New York, was influenced by the works of Shakespeare, the King James Bible, and the work of the New England writers of the American Renaissance. Despite differences in background and orientation, the two men formed a deep friendship and shared a similar existential outlook. As Henry Weinfield demonstrates in this searching and original study, Oppen and Bronk are extraordinary thinkers in poetry who struggled with central questions of meaning and value and whose thought acquires the resonance of music in their work. These major writers created poetry of enduring value that has exerted an increasing influence on younger generations of poets. From his careful readings of Oppen’s and Bronk’s poetry to his fascinating examination of the letters they exchanged, Weinfield provides important aesthetic, epistemological, and historical insights into their poetry and poetic careers. In bringing together for the first time the work of two of the most important poets of the postwar generation, The Music of Thought not only illuminates their poetry but also raises important questions about American literary history and the categories in terms of which it has generally been interpreted.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Getting Old Well Maybe Just a Little

Getting Old  Well  Maybe Just a Little

These questions are answered by the 92-year-old Harlan Carl Scheffler, who reflected on them in two essays written just before he passed away in April 2014.

Author: Harlan Carl Scheffler

Publisher: George Ronald

ISBN: 0853985847

Category: Self-Help

Page: 78

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What is it like to get old, then older, and move into a nursing home or care facility? What is happening to us as we face idle times and experience the need for special and determinate care? What happens next? Is life immortal? Although much has been written about the aging process, little has been written by one who is actually experiencing the process of dying. These questions are answered by the 92-year-old Harlan Carl Scheffler, who reflected on them in two essays written just before he passed away in April 2014. In his first essay Scheffler takes a humorous look at the interval between becoming aged and dying, a time, he says, that can be most rewarding. It is time when we can review our own lives and can learn what others have experienced through their span of years - and it can be most enjoyable and enlightening to family and friends. His second essay examines the evidence for life's immortality; it is treated as the natural adjunct, the extension and expansion of the initial phase of our lives, not the end. Surprisingly, he discovers that employing the light shed by today's technologies, we are assured that death truly is impossible.
Categories: Self-Help

Keith Vaughan

Keith Vaughan

Author: Gordon Samuel

Publisher:

ISBN: 1999729374

Category:

Page: 118

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John Keith Vaughan (23 August 1912 4 November 1977) was a British painter.0Born in Selsey, Vaughan attended Christ?s Hospital school. He worked in an advertising agency until the war, when as an intending conscientious objector he joined the St John?s Ambulance; in 1941 he was conscripted into the Non-Combatant Corps. Vaughan was self-taught as an artist. His first exhibitions took place during the war. In 1942 he was stationed at Ashton Gifford near Codford in Wiltshire, and paintings from this time include 'The Wall at Ashton Gifford' (Manchester Art Gallery).00Exhibition: Osborne Samuel Gallery, London, UK (05.06-12.07.2019).
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Explaining Interpreting and Theorizing Religion and Myth

Explaining  Interpreting  and Theorizing Religion and Myth

A Trobriand Islands myth about the advent of mortality relates that in primordial times men and women used to rejuvenate themselves by sloughing their skins. They lost this ability when one day an old woman removed her skin in order to ...

Author: Nickolas P. Roubekas

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004435025

Category: Religion

Page: 408

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Taking its cue from Robert A. Segal’s work, Explaining, Interpreting, and Theorizing Religion and Myth: Contributions in Honor of Robert A. Segal offers a set of essays by renowned scholars addressing the persisting question of how to approach religion and myth as academic categories.
Categories: Religion

Mortality s Muse

Mortality s Muse

Nietzsche presents two contrasting myths, the pagan myth of Prometheus, which he calls masculine, and the Judeo-Christian myth of the Fall in Genesis, which he calls feminine. Both involve disobedience to divine authority.

Author: D. T. Siebert

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781611494556

Category: Social Science

Page: 158

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D.T. Siebert’s Mortality’s Muse demonstrates how art, literature in particular, addresses that most fundamental of human fears—mortal anxiety. Various aspects of culture and thought come into play: from the psychological, theological, and philosophical to the literary, all brought together under the idea and ideal of the aesthetic.
Categories: Social Science