A Sense Of Home

Author: Helen James
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1473633893
Size: 14,97 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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'A Sense of Home is about making your house a private sanctuary ... a wonderful feel-good book that offers inspiring advice on creating a home that represents "you"' Sunday Times 'Homes should nurture and nourish us, be a private sanctuary, a deeply personal place where friends and family gather and celebrate. My hope is that this book can guide you to create the space you love - along with great tastes that make eating there a comfort and a pleasure.' Helen James From leading Irish designer and food blogger Helen James comes a beautiful book for all who enjoy making their house a home. Room by room, Helen shares her distinctive design sensibility inspired by the natural world, as she considers the spaces where we spend so much of our time - indoor and out - from a sensory perspective: taste, sight, scent, touch and sound. Combining over 60 delicious, homely recipes - from bedroom feasts to 'movie-night' suppers - with essential design principles, natural beauty products, gardening plans and more, A Sense of Home is stunningly illustrated throughout. A sumptuous journey that is as pleasurable to browse as it is to put into practice - and the ideal gift.

Elderburbia Aging With A Sense Of Place In America

Author: Philip B. Stafford
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313364370
Size: 10,63 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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An informed and often moving account of the crucial role of place in the lives of elders and what researchers and city planners are doing—and need to do—to make communities more age-friendly. • 20 individual profiles of community development initiatives and design guidelines for elder-friendly communities, participatory research, and planning methods • Excerpts from original ethnographic research on the sense of place and meaning of home, sociability design guidelines, and participation methods • Graphics depicting elder-friendly community indicators and four domains of an elder-friendly community • An extensive bibliography drawing on sources from anthropology, community planning, gerontology, and the broad literature on sense of place and phenomenology

Sense Of Home

Author: William E. Reaves
Editor: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 1623495709
Size: 13,24 MB
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Richard Stout’s legacy as an artist is broad, deep, and firmly moored to his Texas Gulf Coast origins. Born in Beaumont in 1934, he has been painting, sculpting, and teaching in Houston since 1957, in the process creating both an influential body of work and a committed national and international following among artists and collectors. Stout’s expressionist oeuvre, possessing architectural structuralism with geometric precision, has found its place in prominent museum and private collections not only in Texas, but also nationally and internationally. His works have appeared in most major American exhibitions and have traveled to Europe, Australia, and Asia. In this, the first retrospective study of a career spanning one of the most tumultuous and formative periods in Texas art, the editors have gathered a critical examination and meticulously researched assessment of the evolution in the artist’s style and approach. Richly illustrated with representative paintings and sculptures from throughout Stout’s career, Sense of Home also provides a comprehensive biographical background, illuminating in multiple dimensions the life and work of one of Texas’ most significant contemporary artists.

A Sense Of Place

Author: Michael Shapiro
Editor: Travelers' Tales
ISBN: 1932361812
Size: 14,60 MB
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In A Sense of Place, journalist/travel writer Michael Shapiro goes on a pilgrimage to visit the world's great travel writers on their home turf to get their views on their careers, the writer's craft, and most importantly, why they chose to live where they do and what that place means to them. The book chronicles a young writer’s conversations with his heroes, writers he's read for years who inspired him both to pack his bags to travel and to pick up a pen and write. Michael skillfully coaxes a collective portrait through his interviews, allowing the authors to speak intimately about the writer's life, and how place influences their work and perceptions. In each chapter Michael sets the scene by describing the writer's surroundings, placing the reader squarely in the locale, whether it be Simon Winchester's Massachusetts, Redmond O'Hanlon's London, or Frances Mayes's Tuscany. He then lets the writer speak about life and the world, and through quiet probing draws out fascinating commentary from these remarkable people. For Michael it’s a dream come true, to meet his mentors; for readers, it's an engaging window onto the twin landscapes of great travel writers and the world in which they live.

Rare Coastal Dune Lakes

Author: Ginger Jackson Sinton
ISBN: 9780989375603
Size: 14,81 MB
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Northwest Florida is home to fifteen rare coastal dune lakes that share an intermittent connection with the Gulf of Mexico. This full-color, 112-page photo book reveals the beauty and rarity of the lakes and the surrounding emerald coast communities along the Scenic Highway 30A area. The dune lakes are mostly freshwater lakes with occasional saltwater exchange from the gulf, creating biologically diverse ecosystems. Natural habitats for a huge variety of flora and fauna, coastal dune lakes are brackish, dynamic, geological treasures in South Walton County, Florida. Author/photographer Ginger Jackson Sinton explores the beauty of the lakes and the diversity of the ecosystems surrounding them. With an eye for nature and the environment, she weaves personal anecdotes through the photo guidebook. The ?Sense of Home? in the subtitle is twofold: the dune lakes habitats of native plants and animals and her own fondness for the colorful locale along the gulf coast.

Will S Development Of A Sense Of Home In The Context Of Family And Indian Community As Displayed In Thomas King S Medicine River

Author: Benjamin Kannenberg
Editor: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3640638913
Size: 12,65 MB
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Seminar paper from the year 2006 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,3, University of Constance, language: English, abstract: The North American Indian's sense of place and desire to find "home" in modern society is an epic struggle, as their traditional lands have been invaded by a flood of immigrants from around the world. Due to relocation and repeatedly redefined borders, the First Nations' struggle is about more than just land, it is a quest for identity that needs to be redefined and found again. Thomas King's Medicine River is a novel intricately woven with threads of flashbacks and present tense stories of the life of Will Horsecatcher, a half-blood Blackfoot Indian in Alberta, Canada. One of the most important themes in Medicine River is the exploration of a Native person's view of home, including attachment to family and to the Native community. According to The New Shorter Oxford English Dictionary there are several definitions of the term home. Home can be the "place where one lives permanently, esp. as a member of a family or a household; a fixed place of residence... representing the centre of family life."1, but also "A place or region to which one naturally belongs or where one feels at ease."2. Throughout the novel Medicine River we observe Will's development from a passive, outside observer of a distant and unfamiliar Indian community to an active member therein. We will analyse his journey of coming home both in the context of Will's family life and his acceptance of the fatherhood role and in the context of his return to his roots by claiming his Indian heritage. The first time the term home appears in the book is in a negative family context and takes place in Will's first flashback to his childhood. This very first occurrence of home is a key scene because King subtly reveals several major themes about Will's development in his understanding of home that we will endeavour to analyse throughout the whole novel. The reader has a

The Idea Of Home In Law

Author: Lorna Fox O'Mahony
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317028090
Size: 13,17 MB
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The Idea of Home in Law: Displacement and Dispossession explores an important set of legal and policy issues surrounding the concepts of home and homelessness, taking a growing area of legal scholarship into the new arena of human rights and international law. The collection considers the ideas concerning home - both in the sense of the dwelling place as a special type of property, and territorial claims to homeland - which underpin many contemporary legal problems, by examining a range of contexts where people are displaced or dispossessed from their homes. The essays focusing on dispossession consider themes ranging from mortgage and rent arrears in the UK to responses to the foreclosure crisis in the USA, and from eviction for the purposes of economic development in South Africa to the exclusion of asylum seekers from the UK's social housing and welfare provision, and within the framework of the European Convention on Human Rights. The displacement theme, meanwhile, examines transnational 'home' issues from the experiences of exiles and refugees in areas of conflict to the impact of the broader context of economic, social and cultural rights on attempts to protect housing and home through international law. At the heart of each essay the contributors, experts from across the fields of law, policy, and housing rights, examine the circumstances in which displacement and dispossession take place, and reconsider how law and policy respond to such circumstances with a particular focus on the impact of loss of home for the human person. At a time of particular and increasing concern about security of tenure and the role of law and policy in protecting people who are vulnerable to forced eviction, The Idea of Home in Law presents a bold opportunity to raise questions about the 'rights' and norms associated with housing and home, and to generate new insights for scholarship and for national and international policy debates concerning displacement and dispossession.

A Sense Of Home

Author: Bobbie Fitch
ISBN: 9780997955507
Size: 17,60 MB
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A book of poems written by a native Vermonter who has returned to her family homestead after a life's worth of experiences. Reflections of celebrating each day despite personal challenges and the world's challenges.

The Oxford Handbook Of Culture And Psychology

Author: Jaan Valsiner
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199366225
Size: 16,80 MB
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The goal of cultural psychology is to explain the ways in which human cultural constructions -- for example, rituals, stereotypes, and meanings -- organize and direct human acting, feeling, and thinking in different social contexts. A rapidly growing, international field of scholarship, cultural psychology is ready for an interdisciplinary, primary resource. Linking psychology, anthropology, sociology, archaeology, and history, The Oxford Handbook of Culture and Psychology is the quintessential volume that unites the variable perspectives from these disciplines. Comprised of over fifty contributed chapters, this book provides a necessary, comprehensive overview of contemporary cultural psychology. Bridging psychological, sociological, and anthropological perspectives, one will find in this handbook: - A concise history of psychology that includes valuable resources for innovation in psychology in general and cultural psychology in particular - Interdisciplinary chapters including insights into cultural anthropology, cross-cultural psychology, culture and conceptions of the self, and semiotics and cultural connections - Close, conceptual links with contemporary biological sciences, especially developmental biology, and with other social sciences - A section detailing potential methodological innovations for cultural psychology By comparing cultures and the (often differing) human psychological functions occuring within them, The Oxford Handbook of Culture and Psychology is the ideal resource for making sense of complex and varied human phenomena.

Assembling Consumption

Author: Robin Canniford
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317589629
Size: 17,62 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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Assembling Consumption marks a definitive step in the institutionalisation of qualitative business research. By gathering leading scholars and educators who study markets, marketing and consumption through the lenses of philosophy, sociology and anthropology, this book clarifies and applies the investigative tools offered by assemblage theory, actor-network theory and non-representational theory. Clear theoretical explanation and methodological innovation, alongside empirical applications of these emerging frameworks will offer readers new and refreshing perspectives on consumer culture and market societies. This is an essential reading for both seasoned scholars and advanced students of markets, economies and social forms of consumption.