Small Worlds

Author: Duncan J. Watts
Editor: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691188335
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Masters Of Small Worlds

Author: Stephanie McCurry
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195117956
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In this innovative study of the South Carolina Low Country, author Stephanie McCurry explores the place of the yeomanry in plantation society--the complex web of domestic and public relations within which they were enmeshed, and the contradictory politics of slave society by which that class of small farmers extracted the privileges of masterhood from the region's powerful planters. Insisting on the centrality of women as historical actors and gender as a category of analysis, this work shows how the fateful political choices made by the low-country yeomanry were rooted in the politics of the household, particularly in the customary relations of power male heads of independent households assumed over their dependents, whether slaves or free women and children. Such masterly prerogatives, practiced in the domestic sphere and redeemed in the public, explain the yeomanry's deep commitment to slavery and, ultimately, their ardent embrace of secession.By placing the yeomanry in the center of the drama, McCurry offers a significant reinterpretation of this volatile society on the road to Civil War. Through careful and creative use of a wide variety of archival sources, she brings vividly to life the small worlds of yeoman households, and the larger world of the South Carolina Low Country, the plantation South, and nineteenth-century America.

Nexus Small Worlds And The Groundbreaking Theory Of Networks

Author: Mark Buchanan
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393076080
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As Chaos explained the science of disorder, Nexus reveals the new science of connection and the odd logic of six degrees of separation. "If you ever wanted to know how many links connect you and the Pope, or why when the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank sneezes the global economy catches cold, read this book," writes John L. Casti (Santa Fe Institute). This "cogent and engaging" (Nature) work presents the fundamental principles of the emerging field of "small-worlds" theory—the idea that a hidden pattern is the key to how networks interact and exchange information, whether that network is the information highway or the firing of neurons in the brain. Mathematicians, physicists, computer scientists, and social scientists are working to decipher this complex organizational system, for it may yield a blueprint of dynamic interactions within our physical as well as social worlds. Highlighting groundbreaking research behind network theory, "Mark Buchanan's graceful, lucid, nontechnical and entertaining prose" (Mark Granovetter) documents the mounting support among various disciplines for the small-worlds idea and demonstrates its practical applications to diverse problems—from the volatile global economy or the Human Genome Project to the spread of infectious disease or ecological damage. Nexus is an exciting introduction to the hidden geometry that weaves our lives so inextricably together.

Small Worlds

Author: Robert Klose
Editor: University of Missouri Press
ISBN: 9780826265531
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"Collected essays by Robert Klose, longtime contributing essayist for the Christian Science Monitor. In a style comparable to that of Garrison Keillor and Jean Shepherd, Klose shares his experiences raising adoptive sons, stories of traveling abroad, memories of his childhood, and depictions of life in his small Maine community"--Provided by publisher.

Small Worlds Global Lives

Author: Russell King
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781855675483
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Geologists, most from Australia and Britain but with some outliers from continental Europe and North America, focus on small islands, where the scarcity of people and resources make migration substantially important socially and economically. The topics include the Azores; historical, cultural, and literary perspectives on emigration from the minor islands of Ireland; Nevis and the post-war labor movement in Britain; islands and the migration experience in the fiction of Jamaica Kincaid; from dystopia to utopia on Norfolk Island; Tongans online; the changing contours of migrant Samoan kinship; and finding a retirement place in sunny Corfu.

Possible Worlds Theory And Contemporary Narratology

Author: Alice Bell
Editor: University of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 0803294999
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The notion of possible worlds has played a decisive role in postclassical narratology by awakening interest in the nature of fictionality and in emphasizing the notion of world as a source of aesthetic experience in narrative texts. As a theory concerned with the opposition between the actual world that we belong to and possible worlds created by the imagination, possible worlds theory has made significant contributions to narratology. Possible Worlds Theory and Contemporary Narratology updates the field of possible worlds theory and postclassical narratology by developing this theoretical framework further and applying it to a range of contemporary literary narratives. This volume systematically outlines the theoretical underpinnings of the possible worlds approach, provides updated methods for analyzing fictional narrative, and profiles those methods via the analysis of a range of different texts, including contemporary fiction, digital fiction, video games, graphic novels, historical narratives, and dramatic texts. Through the variety of its contributions, including those by three originators of the subject area—Lubomír Doležel, Thomas Pavel, and Marie-Laure Ryan—Possible Worlds Theory and Contemporary Narratology demonstrates the vitality and versatility of one of the most vibrant strands of contemporary narrative theory.

Small Worlds

Author: Wendy Davies
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520064836
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Small Worlds

Author: Warren F. Motte
Editor: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803232020
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Small Worlds examines the minimalist trend in French writing, from the early 1980s to the present. Warren Motte first considers the practice of minimalist in other media, such as the plastic arts and music, and then proposes a theoretical model of minimalist literature. Subsequent chapters are devoted to the work of a variety of contemporary French writers and a diversity of literary genres. In his discussion of minimalism, Motte considers smallness and simplicity, a reduction of means (and the resulting amplification of effect), immediacy, directness, clarity, repetition, symmetry, and playfulness. He argues that economy of expression offers writers a way of renovating traditional literary forms and allows them to represent human experience more directly. Motte provides close readings of novels by distinguished contemporary French writers, including Edmond Jabes, Annie Ernaux, Herve Guibert, Marie Redonnet, Jean Echenoz, Olivier Targowla, and Emmanuele Bernheim, demonstrating that however diverse their work may otherwise be, they have all exploited the principle of formal economy in their writing. Warren Motte is a professor of French at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Playtexts: Ludics in Contemporary Literature (Nebraska 1995) is his most recent book.

Why Regions Matter Small Worlds In Comparative Perspective

Author: Ailsa Henderson
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317979648
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Bringing together experts on regionalism and federalism this collection explores the impact of legislative regions on parties and voters. It reflects on the 1980 publication of Small Worlds by David Elkins and Richard Simeon, which outlined how and why voters and policies differ across Canadian provinces. Using recent data, the essays in this collection provide a comparative re-examination of the impact of regions. The book explores attitude divergence in Canada and in the US, the role and impact of regional parties in Quebec, Scotland and Bavaria, the impact of multi-level governance on how citizens understand and discharge their duties and the capacity of sub-state political systems to influence general political attitudes. The result is an empirical and analytical contribution to regionalism and federalism studies that demonstrates how and why regions matter. This book was published as a special issue of Regional and Federal Studies.

The Small Worlds Of Corporate Governance

Author: Bruce Mitchel Kogut
Editor: MIT Press
ISBN: 026201727X
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The financial crisis of 2008 laid bare the hidden network of relationships in corporate governance: who owes what to whom and who will stand by whom in times of crisis. This book maps the influence of these types of economic and social networks on corporate behaviour and governance.

Small Worlds

Author: James Brooks
Editor: School for Advanced Research on the
ISBN: 9781930618947
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The Flight Of The Small World

Author: Arnold Eiloart
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Concerning Isabel Carnaby

Author: Ellen Thorneycroft Fowler
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Small Worlds

Author: Charmaine Hargreaves
Editor: Charmaine Hargreaves
ISBN: 9781916498891
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Hidden deep in the Galaxy, on the magical planet Zordo, Zink and his colourful Froogle classmates cannot contain their excitement. The day of the space trip has finally arrived, and the adventure of a friendship like no other is about to begin!

Management Science

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Issues for Feb. 1965-Aug. 1967 include Bulletin of the Institute of Management Sciences.

The World S Best Essays

Author: David Josiah Brewer
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The Dissolution Of Small Worlds

Author: Kurt Fawver
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ISBN: 9781590216514
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Eerie events are welcome reads for weird fiction aficionados, and Kurt Fawver's collection delivers. Students grows obsessed with an otherworldly room at the library. A monster's mother wants her to assume a traditional life. A mysterious calling haunts a man at a nursing home. And strange Halloween traditions draw a writer to a remote town.

Scenes From Small Worlds Microform The Child The Family And Society In Selected Children S Periodicals Of The 1870 S A Thesis

Author: Marjory Louise Lang
Editor: Leicester, Eng. : s.n.
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