Aspiration Representation and Memory
Exploiting the turbulence and strife of sixteenth-century France, the House of Guise arose from a provincial power base to establish themselves as dominant political players in France and indeed Europe, marrying within royal and princely circles and occupying the most important ecclesiastical and military positions. Propelled by ambitions derived from their position as cadets of a minor sovereign house, they represent a cadre of early modern elites who are difficult to categorise neatly: neither fully sovereign princes nor fully subject nobility. They might have spent most of their time in one state, France, but their interests were always ’trans-national’; contested spaces far from the major centres of monarchical power - from the Ardennes to the Italian peninsula - were frequent theatres of activity for semi-sovereign border families such as the Lorraine-Guise. This nexus of activity, and the interplay between princely status and representation, is the subject of this book. The essays in this collection approach Guise aims, ambitions and self-fashioning using this ’trans-national’ dimension as context: their desire for increased royal (rather than merely princely) power and prestige, and the use of representation (visual and literary) in order to achieve it. Guise claims to thrones and territories from Jerusalem to Naples are explored, alongside the Guise ’dream of Italy’, with in-depth studies of Henry of Lorraine, fifth Duke of Guise, and his attempts in the mid-seventeenth century to gain a throne in Naples. The combination of the violence and drama of their lives at the centres of European power and their adroit use of publicity ensured that versions of their strongly delineated images were appropriated by chroniclers, playwrights and artists, in which they sometimes featured as they would have wished, as heroes and heroines, frequently as villains, and ultimately as characters in the narratives of national heritage.
Voice Trust and Memory
A presentation of the argument that fair political representation for disadvantaged groups requires their presence in legislative bodies, which states that this can be done without compromising principles of democratic freedom and equality.
Memory Politics and Identity
The question of how to move beyond contentious pasts exercises societies across the globe. Focusing on Northern Ireland, this book examines how historical injustices continue to haunt contemporary lives, and how institutional and juridical approaches to 'dealing' with the past often give way to a silencing consensus or re-marginalising victims.
Curriculum and the Holocaust
In this book, Morris explores the intersection of curriculum studies, Holocaust studies, and psychoanalysis, using the Holocaust to raise issues of memory and representation. Arguing that memory is the larger category under which history is subsumed, she examines the ways in which the Holocaust is represented in texts written by historians and by novelists. For both, psychological transference, repression, denial, projection, and reversal contribute heavily to shaping personal memories, and may therefore determine the ways in which they construct the past. The way the Holocaust is represented in curricula is the way it is remembered. Interrogations of this memory are crucial to our understandings of who we are in today's world. The subject of this text--how this memory is represented and how the process of remembering it is taught--is thus central to education today.
Edward W. Said (1935-2003) ranks as one of the most preeminent public intellectuals of our time. Through his literary criticism, his advocacy for the Palestinian cause, and his groundbreaking book Orientalism, Said elegantly enriched public discourse by unsettling the status quo. This indispensable volume, the most comprehensive and wide-ranging resource on Edward Said's life and work, spans his broad legacy both within and beyond the academy. The book brings together contributions from thirty-one luminaries--leading scholars, critics, writers, and activists-to engage Said's provocative ideas. Their essays and interviews explore the key themes of emancipation and representation through the prisms of postcolonial theory, literature, music, philosophy, and cultural studies. A deeply humanistic work, the book offers a nuanced and meditative examination of many controversial issues that are as fiercely debated today as they were during Said's life--from imperialism, Zionism, and the Palestinian-Israeli impasse to exile, secularity, and role of the intellectual. Contributors: Bill Ashcroft, Ben Conisbee Baer, Daniel Barenboim, Timothy Brennan, Noam Chomsky, Denise DeCaires-Narain, Nicholas Dirks, Marc H. Ellis, Rokus de Groot, Sabry Hafez, Abdirahman A. Hussein, Ardi Imseis, Adel Iskandar, Ghada Karmi, Katherine Callen King, Joseph Massad, W. J. T. Mitchell, Laura Nader, Ilan Pappe, Benita Parry, Rajagopalan Radhakrishnan, Jahan Ramazani, Jacqueline Rose, Lecia Rosenthal, Hakem Rustom, Avi Shlaim, Ella Habiba Shohat, Robert Spencer, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Anastasia Valassopoulos, Asha Varadharajan, Michael Wood
Aspiration Based Decision Support Systems
The book contains contributions in the field of aspiration-led Decision Support Systems (DSS). It consists of 3 parts. Part 1 is composed of 15 theoretical papers. It starts with general papers explaining the methodological approach and the theoretical backgrounds of the methodology presented in the book. The other papers are devoted to aspects of linear programming in the context of DSS and of nonlinear model generation and manipulation for DSS and design of decision support systems for nonlinear problems. Part 2 contains six papers related to experiences in developing and using Decision Support Systems for programming development of a selected branch of chemical industry. Part 3 of the book contains short descriptions of the Decision Support Software. The software products comprise four prototype DSS for supporting various classes of decision problems, three multiple objective mathematical programming packages which can be used as components for building dedicated DSS, and an experimental version of a DSS for supporting bargaining and negotiations.
Deeper than Oblivion
In this collection, leading scholars in both film studies and Israeli studies show that beyond representing familiar historical accounts or striving to offer a more complete and accurate depiction of the past, Israeli cinema has innovatively used trauma and memory to offer insights about Israeli society and to engage with cinematic experimentation and invention. Tracing a long line of films from the 1940s up to the 2000s, the contributors use close readings of these films not only to reconstruct the past, but also to actively engage with it. Addressing both high-profile and lesser known fiction and non-fiction Israeli films, Deeper than Oblivion underlines the unique aesthetic choices many of these films make in their attempt to confront the difficulties, perhaps even impossibility, of representing trauma. By looking at recent and classic examples of Israeli films that turn to memory and trauma, this book addresses the pressing issues and disputes in the field today.
LANGUAGE: ITS STRUCTURE AND USE explains core concepts in an interactive style that you can understand no matter what your major. With features like "What Do You Think?" and "Try It Yourself," you'll understand what you're experiencing on campus and in the classroom from a linguistics perspective. The expanded study sections and the available workbook provide you with the tools you'll need for effective test prep.
Spatial Representation in Animals
Our understanding of the way in which animals know how, when, and where to orient and navigate around their environment has grown considerably over the last decade. Movement can vary from small displacements in the immediate environment to the long-distance migration of salmon or swallows. How animals find their way around is both immensely variable and controversial - what cues they use and how their senses are involved, how much they remember, and to what extent they rely on instinctiveinformation or learning. Behaviour, ecology, and neurophysiology are all implicated and have been investigated in a wide range of organisms by researchers all over the world. Individual authors, all eminent specialists within their fields, have been asked to present reviews of the material in which they are most familiar and to speculate about future directions in the field.
Destroying the Other s Collective Memory
Annotation Gur-Ze'ev's compelling text takes to task the ideological education in Israel which, he argues, suppresses acknowledgment of the realities and histories of the Other, including the Palestinians, and ultimately is responsible for injustice. The process of education in Israel is pinpointed in eleven different contexts, both Israeli and Palestinian, to show the ways in which ideology is indoctrinated in areas that include transportation, the army, and the academy. The theoretical foundations of the book can be applied beyond Israel to all instances of ideology being used to suppress intellectual autonomy and the need for what Gur-Ze'ev (philosophy of education, U. of Haifa, Israel) calls a counter-education. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)