On Being And Becoming Human

Autore: Willard Gaylin
Editore: Penguin Group USA
ISBN: 9780140117813
Grandezza: 72,75 MB
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Explores humanity's biological roots and astounding capacity for self-creation and self-alteration, examining freedom and choice, sexuality and love, conscience and justice, work and pleasure, and other issues

Pinocchio Goes Postmodern

Autore: Richard Wunderlich
Editore: Routledge
ISBN: 1135023182
Grandezza: 20,86 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 8934
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In the first full-length study in English of Carlo Collodi's The Adventures of Pinocchio, the authors show how the checkered history of the puppet illuminates social change from the pre World War One era to the present. The authors argue that most Americans know a trivialized, diluted version of the tale, one such source is Disney's perennial classic. The authors also discover that when adults are introduced to the 'real' story, they often deem it as unsuitable for children. Placing the puppet in a variety of contexts, the authors chart the progression of this childhood tale that has frequently undergone dramatic revisions to suit America's idea of children's literature.

Changing Human Nature

Autore: James Peterson
Editore: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 0802865496
Grandezza: 33,71 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
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Presents a Christian perspective on the topic of genetic intervention.

Encyclopedia Of Italian Literary Studies A J

Autore: Gaetana Marrone
Editore: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1579583903
Grandezza: 27,12 MB
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Vista: 8724
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The Encyclopedia of Italian Literary Studies is a two-volume reference book containing some 600 entries on all aspects of Italian literary culture. It includes analytical essays on authors and works, from the most important figures of Italian literature to little known authors and works that are influential to the field. The Encyclopedia is distinguished by substantial articles on critics, themes, genres, schools, historical surveys, and other topics related to the overall subject of Italian literary studies. The Encyclopedia also includes writers and subjects of contemporary interest, such as those relating to journalism, film, media, children's literature, food and vernacular literatures. Entries consist of an essay on the topic and a bibliographic portion listing works for further reading, and, in the case of entries on individuals, a brief biographical paragraph and list of works by the person. It will be useful to people without specialized knowledge of Italian literature as well as to scholars.

Genetic Turning Points

Autore: James C. Peterson
Editore: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 9780802849205
Grandezza: 45,95 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
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"Genetic Turning Points is an outstanding study of the problem of genetic engineering and related ethical issues. It addresses difficult and sometimes technical matters in a style that is both clear and scholarly, and it provides valuable insights into issues that are being thrust to the fore by scientific progress. Genes store the directions for all life on earth. If you want to know where we might be going, read this book. It is a road map that can save you from many ill-fated journeys."--William R. Shea.

Encyclopedia Of Italian Literary Studies

Autore: Gaetana Marrone
Editore: Routledge
ISBN: 1135455309
Grandezza: 27,19 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 8313
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The Encyclopedia of Italian Literary Studies is a two-volume reference book containing some 600 entries on all aspects of Italian literary culture. It includes analytical essays on authors and works, from the most important figures of Italian literature to little known authors and works that are influential to the field. The Encyclopedia is distinguished by substantial articles on critics, themes, genres, schools, historical surveys, and other topics related to the overall subject of Italian literary studies. The Encyclopedia also includes writers and subjects of contemporary interest, such as those relating to journalism, film, media, children's literature, food and vernacular literatures. Entries consist of an essay on the topic and a bibliographic portion listing works for further reading, and, in the case of entries on individuals, a brief biographical paragraph and list of works by the person. It will be useful to people without specialized knowledge of Italian literature as well as to scholars.

Oxford Dictionary Of Reference And Allusion

Autore: Andrew Delahunty
Editore: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199567468
Grandezza: 47,89 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 3588
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Previous ed.: Oxford dictionary of Allusions, 2nd ed., 2005.

Offender Profiling

Autore: George B. Palermo
Editore: Charles C Thomas Publisher
ISBN: 0398075492
Grandezza: 28,82 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 1437
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George B. Palermo is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology, Medical College of Wisconsin; Adjunct Professor of Criminology and Law Studies, Department of Cultural and Social Sciences, Marquette University; Director, Center for Forensic Psychiatry and Risk Assessment, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

The Faces Of Violence

Autore: George B. Palermo
Editore: Charles C Thomas Publisher
ISBN: 0398083517
Grandezza: 34,28 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 7758
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Thoroughly revised and rewritten, this new Second Edition addresses the manifestations of violence with an unusual clarity and down-to-earth objectivity that studies poverty, drugs, access to guns, joblessness, poor education, inadequate housing, and the lack of stability that comes from an integrated family. Doctor Palermo has spent a lifetime observing criminal violence as a psychiatrist for Milwaukee County. He is well known for his plainspoken, unpretentious testimony in the trial of serial killer, Jeffrey Dahmer. The author takes the position that there is an absence in the United States of a coherent culture, of its material obsession, the destructiveness of welfare, the disintegration of the family unit and how all these forces have come together to perpetuate and increase violence in our daily lives. Although the book deals with crimes against the physical person, other forms of criminal behavior that have recently appeared on the social scene are explored, such as Internet crimes, white-collar crimes, and identity theft. It is a must read for all those professionals in the psychiatric, criminological, and forensic fields.

Pinocchio S Progeny

Autore: Harold B. Segel
Editore: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801852626
Grandezza: 74,63 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 7393
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While Carlo Collodi's internationally revered Pinocchio may not have been the single source of the modernist fascination with puppets and marionettes, the book's appearance on the threshold of the modernist movement heralded a new artistic interest in the making of human likenesses. And the puppets, marionettes, and other forms that figure so vividly and provocatively in modernist and avant-garde drama can, according to Harold Segel, be regarded as Pinocchio's progeny. Segel argues that the philosophical, social, and artistic proclivities of the modernist movement converged in the discovery of an exciting new relevance in the puppet and marionette. Previously viewed as entertainment for children and fairground audiences, puppets emerged as an integral component of the modernist vision. They became metaphors for human helplessness in the face of powerful forces -- from Eros and the supernatural to history, industrial society, and national myth. Dramatists used them to satirize the tyranny of bourgeois custom and convention, to deflate the arrogance of the powerful, and to breathe new life into a theater that had become tradition-bound and commercialized. Pinocchio's Progeny offers a broad overview of the uses of these figures in European drama from 1890 to 1935. It considers developments in France, Spain, Italy, Austria, Germany, Sweden, Russia, Poland and Czechoslovakia. In his introduction, Segel reviews the premodernist literary and dramatic treatment of the puppet and marionette from Cervantes' Don Quixote to the turn-of-the- century European cabaret. His epilogue considers the appearance of puppets and marionettes in postmodern European and American drama by examining worksby such dramatists as Jean-Claude Van Itallie, Heiner MA1/4ller, and Tadeusz Kantor.