Allegories of Time and Space

Allegories of Time and Space

Itō's nomad projects have often been linked to the ideas of Deleuze and Guattari. The importance of Deleuze and Guattari for Itō has, at times, been overstated.106 The architect had been working with the ...

Author: Jonathan M. Reynolds

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824854430

Category: Art

Page: 354

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Allegories of Time and Space explores efforts by leading photographers, artists, architects, and commercial designers to re-envision Japanese cultural identity during the turbulent years between the Asia Pacific War and the bursting of the economic bubble in the 1990s. This search for a cultural home was a matter of broad public concern, and each of the artists under consideration engaged a wide audience through mass media. The artists under study had in common the necessity to establish distance from their immediate surroundings temporally or geographically in order to gain some perspective on Japan's rapidly changing society. They shared what Jonathan Reynolds calls an allegorical vision, a capacity to make time and space malleable, to see the present in the past and to find an irreducible cultural center at Japan's geographical periphery. The book commences with an examination of the work of Hamaya Hiroshi. A Tokyo native, Hamaya began to photograph the isolated "snow country" of northeastern Japan in the midst of the war. His empathetic images of village life expressed an aching nostalgia for the rural past widely shared by urban Japanese. Following a similar strategy in his search for authentic Japan was the photographer Tōmatsu Shōmei. Although Tōmatsu originally traveled to Okinawa Prefecture in 1969 to document the destructive impact of U.S. military bases in the region in his characteristically edgy style, he came to believe that Okinawa was still in some sense more truly Japanese than the Japanese main islands. The self-styled iconoclast artist Okamoto Tarō emphatically rejected the delicacy and refinement conventionally associated with Japanese art in favor of the hyper-modern qualities of the dynamic and brutal aesthetics that he saw expressed on the ceramics of the prehistoric Jōmon period. One who quickly recognized the potential in Okamoto's embrace of Japan's ancient past was the architect Tange Kenzō. As a point of comparison, Reynolds looks at the portrayal of the ancient Shintō shrine complex at Ise in a volume produced in collaboration with the photographer Watanabe Yoshio. Reynolds shows how this landmark book contributed significantly to a transformation in the meaning of Ise Shrine by suppressing the shrine's status as an ultranationalist symbol and re-presenting the shrine architecture as design consistent with rigorous modernist aesthetics. In the 1970s and 1980s, there circulated widely through advertising posters of the designer Ishioka Eiko, the ephemeral "nomadic" architecture of Itō Toyo'o, TV documentaries, and other media, a fantasy that imagined Tokyo's young female office workers as urban nomads. These cosmopolitan dreams may seem untethered from their Japanese cultural context, but Reynolds reveals that there were threads linking the urban nomad with earlier efforts to situate contemporary Japanese cultural identity in time and space. In its fresh and nuanced re-reading of the multiplicities of Japanese tradition during a tumultuous and transformative period, Allegories of Time and Space offers a compelling argument that the work of these artists enhanced efforts to redefine tradition in contemporary terms and, by doing so, promoted a future that would be both modern and uniquely Japanese.
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Dance of the Nomad

Dance of the Nomad

page 350 Dance of the Nomad a piece at a time like weekly pocket-money to a schoolboy. One reason why economics pays so little attention to time is naturally that time is not disposable, it cannot be used as a medium of exchange.

Author: Ann McCulloch

Publisher: ANU E Press

ISBN: 9781921666919

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 398

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The notebooks of A. D. Hope are a portrait of the contradictory essence of the poet's intellect and character. Shot through with threads of self-awareness and revelation, Hope imbued his notebooks with irony and humour, forming them as a celebration of the joy and terror of human existence. Stripped of intimate revelation, the entries give witness to Hope's view that art is a superior force in the creation of new being and values, and a guide for the conduct of our lives. Seeking to find pathways through the maze of an intellectual life, this is a profound and timely contribution to Australia's literary scholarship. Ann McCulloch's analysis of this thematic selection of Hope's notebooks reveals him to be relentless in his experimentation with ideas. Revealing the originality of his thinking and the astonishing range of his reading and interests, this edition is a testament to the intellect of one of Australia's towering literary figures.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Digital Nomads For Dummies

Digital Nomads For Dummies

Your why for becoming a digital nomad may change over time . When I first started traveling , my main motivation was surfing . I only traveled or lived in places where I could surf . But eventually , my priorities changed .

Author: Kristin M. Wilson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119867470

Category: Travel

Page: 382

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Why work from home when you can work anywhere? Not all who wander are lost! Digital Nomads For Dummiesanswers all your questions about living and working away from home, short term or long term. Become a globetrotter or just trot around your home country, with the help of experienced digital nomad Kristin Wilson. Millions of people have already embraced the lifestyle, moving around as the spirit takes them, exploring new places while holding down a job and building a fantastic career. Learn the tricks of building a nomad mindset, keeping your income flowing, creating a relocation plan, and enjoying the wonders of the world around you. Learn what digital nomadism is and whether it's the right lifestyle for you Uncover tips and ideas for keeping travel fun while holding down a 9-to-5 Travel solo or with a family, internationally or within your home country Create a plan so you can keep growing in your career, no matter where you are If you’re ready to put the office life behind you and the open road in front of you, check out Digital Nomads For Dummiesand get your adventure started!
Categories: Travel

The Life and Times of Post Modernity

The Life and Times of Post Modernity

Nomads do not move in the linear time of his- tory. Indeed, from the point of view of the modern pilgrims and pilgrimages, nomads do not move at all. The terrain of the nomads is perceived by the pilgrims and the nomads themselves as ...

Author: Keith Tester

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134859573

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

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'Postmodernity' is often claimed as a great transformation in society and culture. But is it? In this book Keith Tester casts a cautious eye on such grandiose claims. Tester draws on a series of themes and stories from European sociology and literature to show that many of the great statements from 'postmodernity' are misplaced. 'Postmodernity' is not the harbinger or expression of a new world. It is a reflection of the unresolved paradoxes and possibilities of modernity. The author establishes a clearly expressed and stimulating model of modernity to demonstrate the stakes and consequences of 'postmodernity'. This book uses a wealth of sources which are usually denigrated or ignored in the debates on 'postmodernity'. As such it sheds new light on old claims. But it never fails to acknowledge the profound insights of sociologists and other authors. The Life and Times of Post-Modernity is a continuation of the themes which Tester raised in his earlier books with Routledge, The Two Sovereigns and Civil Society .
Categories: Social Science

A Nomad s Diary

A Nomad   s Diary

That time it was fun, simply because I was going home. The moment I stepped inside the house and asked my parents to maintain a safe distance from me for the next 14 days, my mother started crying, she was 200% sure that I was infected.

Author: Taniya Mandal

Publisher: Ukiyoto Publishing

ISBN: 9789390414215

Category: Fiction

Page: 180

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A Nomad’s diary brings out the perspective of today’s youth, especially those who stay far away from home. It shows a glimpse of how life goes on, far from family, and yet very much connected to our roots. It is a collection of short narratives, based on the real events that happened in the life of the author. These tales present various aspects of what we know as modern generation life with a perfect blend of humor and sarcasm.
Categories: Fiction

Time Resources Society and Ecology

Time Resources  Society and Ecology

On the Capacity for Human Interaction in Space and Time Tommy Carlstein ... NOMADIC PASTORALISM Some characteristics of nomadic pastoralism The time-space structure of the nomad pastoralist habitat Aspects of short-term and long-term ...

Author: Tommy Carlstein

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000698190

Category: Nature

Page: 456

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Originally published in 1982, Time Resources, Society and Ecology examines and seeks to examine the time dimension in terms of the ecology, technology, social organization and spatial structure of the human habitat. Approaches to time resources – sociological time-budget studies, anthropological activity analysis, and economic analysis of money allocation – have been limited by their sectoral scope or their failure to relate effectively to the processes of social interaction, technological change and environmental structure. In this book, the book’s articulation of time resources is developed in a general theoretical framework of action and interaction in time and space. The book examines constraints and possibilities facing preindustrial societies and throws light on the impact of technology on modern societies. Basic models of time allocation are presented, and, finally, a cross-cultural comparison is made of the mobilization of time resources in preindustrial societies. Geographers, social anthropologists and human ecologists should find this work directly relevant to their interest in understanding the interactions between man and environment.
Categories: Nature

Probability

Probability

We do not discuss this here, but refer the reader to Chapter 12 for an account of Markov processes in discrete time. 9.2 A model for population growth We define the term nomad to be a type of hypothetical object which is able to ...

Author: Geoffrey Grimmett

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198709978

Category: Mathematics

Page: 281

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Probability is an area of mathematics of tremendous contemporary importance across all aspects of human endeavour. This book is a compact account of the basic features of probability and random processes at the level of first and second year mathematics undergraduates and Masters' students in cognate fields. It is suitable for a first course in probability, plus a follow-up course in random processes including Markov chains. A special feature is the authors' attention to rigorous mathematics: not everything is rigorous, but the need for rigour is explained at difficult junctures. The text is enriched by simple exercises, together with problems (with very brief hints) many of which are taken from final examinations at Cambridge and Oxford. The first eight chapters form a course in basic probability, being an account of events, random variables, and distributions - discrete and continuous random variables are treated separately - together with simple versions of the law of large numbers and the central limit theorem. There is an account of moment generating functions and their applications. The following three chapters are about branching processes, random walks, and continuous-time random processes such as the Poisson process. The final chapter is a fairly extensive account of Markov chains in discrete time. This second edition develops the success of the first edition through an updated presentation, the extensive new chapter on Markov chains, and a number of new sections to ensure comprehensive coverage of the syllabi at major universities.
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Digital Nomads

Digital Nomads

The first phase, which we label the honeymoon stage,7 includes individuals who join Bali's place- based digital nomad community for the first time and who have been there for less than two months (the tourist visa time limit).

Author: Rachael A. Woldoff

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190931797

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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A small but growing group of today's knowledge workers actively seek a lifestyle of freedom, using technology to perform their jobs, traveling far and wide, and moving as often as they like. These digital nomads have left their local coffee shops behind and now proudly post their "office of the day" photos from exotic locales, but what do their lives really look like? In Digital Nomads, Rachael Woldoff and Robert Litchfield take readers into an expatriate digital nomad community in Bali, Indonesia to better understand this growing demographic of typically Millennial workers. Through dozens of interviews and several stints living in a digital nomad hub, Woldoff and Litchfield present new answers to classic questions about community, creativity, and work. They further show why digital nomads leave their conventional lives behind, arguing that creative class and Millennial workers, though successful, often feel that their "world class cities" and desirable jobs are anything but paradise. They first follow their transitions into freelancing, entrepreneurship, and remote work, then explain how digital nomads create a fluid but intimate community abroad in the company of like-minded others. Ultimately, Woldoff and Litchfield provide insight into digital nomads' efforts to live and work in ways that balance freedom, community, and creative fulfillment in the digital age. A sympathetic yet critical take on this emerging group of workers, Digital Nomads provides a revealing take on the changing nature of work and the problems of the new economy.
Categories: Social Science

Transatlantic Conversations

Transatlantic Conversations

Drowning your watch: Time as a feminist issue After reading Pip Pip: A Sideways Look at Time (Griffiths 2000), I strengthened my resolve not to wear ... Therefore the nomadic existence I wish to explore here is the nomad of time zones.

Author: Professor Kathy Davis

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409494423

Category: Social Science

Page: 262

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The second wave of feminism which challenged and changed many assumptions about the world in which we live was a product of various western cultures, with no single country possessing a monopoly on the writing of the texts that became the canonical statements of the 'new' feminism. Though many of the contributions to feminist scholarship that went on to become internationally significant hailed from Europe and the United States, these works were often formed within the context of local debates and framed within traditions of feminism and other political engagements specific to these nations. Transatlantic Conversations explores the differences yielded by such conditions and their consequences for the meaning of feminism. Examining the meaning and implications of the different ways in which various shared categories have been treated on both sides of the Atlantic, this volume both analyses differences within feminism and provides a framework for the wider discussion of what is sometimes assumed to be the homogeneity of The West. With leading scholars from either side of the Atlantic presenting brand new work, Transatlantic Conversations suggests directions for future research which will be of interest to scholars of feminism, gender studies, sociology, political science and international relations, geography and cultural studies, as well as anyone concerned with the ways in which the different political and intellectual traditions of Europe and the US have shaped current political and intellectual debates.
Categories: Social Science

The Expository Times

The Expository Times

Another in the gradual development of a community the traditional saying of the prophet is very bitter . nomad and herdsman ... nation unless impudence enters in there at much light , I think , from monumental sources . the same time .

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