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Arvo P rt s Tabula Rasa
|Author||: Kevin C. Karnes|
|Publsiher||: Oxford University Press|
|Total Pages||: 128|
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One of today's most widely acclaimed composers, Arvo Pärt broke into the soundscape of the Cold War West with Tabula Rasa in 1977, a work that introduced his signature tintinnabuli style to listeners throughout the world. In the first book dedicated to this pathbreaking composition, author Kevin C. Karnes tells the story of Tabula Rasa as one of Pärt and of Europe itself, traced over the course of a quarter-century that saw momentous transitions in European culture and politics, history and memory. Beginning at the site of the work's creation in the Estonian SSR, and drawing extensively upon a range of previously unexamined archival materials, Karnes recounts Pärt's discovery of tintinnabuli amidst his experiments with the music of the Western and Soviet avant-gardes. He examines Tabula Rasa in relation to modernist conceptions of musical structure, the ascetic practice of Orthodox Christianity, postwar experiences of electronic music, and the polystylistic approaches to composition that have become emblematic of the Soviet 1970s. Tracing the export of Tabula Rasa to the West and Pärt's emigration in 1980, the book reveals intersections of critical commentary with visions of the "end of history" that attended the collapse of European communism to suggest that it was in this confluence of listening, discovery, and geopolitical reordering that enduring lines of conversation about Pärt and his music took shape.
Leibniz s Principle of Identity of Indiscernibles
|Author||: Gonzalo Rodriguez-Pereyra|
|Publsiher||: Oxford University Press, USA|
|Total Pages||: 224|
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Examines the place and role of the identity of indisernibles, which rules out numerically distinct but perfectly similar things, in Leibniz's philosophy.
|Author||: Bulan Prabawani|
|Publsiher||: European Alliance for Innovation|
|Total Pages||: 728|
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Hosted by the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Universitas Diponegoro - Indonesia, International Conference on Indonesian Social and Political Enquiries (ICISPE) serves as a strategic venue for academicians and practitioners whose interest is Indonesian social and political studies to get interconnected with other academicians and other fields of study. It is also intended to be a venue for scholars from various backgrounds to connect and initiate collaborative and interdisciplinary studies. The papers presented at the ICISPE provide research findings and recommendations that are both directly and indirectly beneficial for public needs, especially policy makers and practitioners in Indonesia. The 4th ICISPE 2019 was held in the Semarang, Indonesia, bringing up a theme of "People, Nature, and Technology: Promoting Inclusive Environmental Governance in the Era of Digital Revolution" as a response to the current dynamics of social and political issues in this millennial era. This theme aims at looking more closely on how the relations between social and political aspects on development in this region. It is indeed an emerging situation and a robust area for research. Some compelling sub-themes were offered and participated by a great number of presenters and participants including, among others are Social Movement Communication Approach, Global Environmental Issues, Environmental Governance, Millennials and Internet, Green Economy also Culture and Environmental Development. They share their insights, study results, or literature studies on those topics in a very dynamic discussion.
Coelenterate Biology Recent Research on Cnidaria and Ctenophora
|Author||: R.B. Williams|
|Publsiher||: Springer Science & Business Media|
|Total Pages||: 742|
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Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Coelenterate Biology 1989
Merriam Webster s Vocabulary Builder
|Author||: Mary W. Cornog|
|Total Pages||: 580|
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The ideal book for people who want to increase their word power. Thorough coverage of 1,200 words and 240 roots while introducing 2,300 words. The Vocabulary Builder is organized by Greek and Latin roots for effective study with nearly 250 new words and roots. Includes quizzes after each root discussion to test progress. A great study aid for students preparing to take standardized tests.
The Battle of the Gods and Giants Redux
|Author||: Patricia Easton|
|Total Pages||: 355|
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The Battle of the Gods and Giants Redux is a collection of 14 original essays in early modern philosophy by leading scholars in the field presented in honor of Thomas M. Lennon.
Musicologie syst matique
|Total Pages||: 434|
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Afrodescendants Identity and the Struggle for Development in the Americas
|Author||: Bernd Reiter|
|Publsiher||: MSU Press|
|Total Pages||: 344|
|Genre||: Social Science|
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Indigenous people and African descendants in Latin America and the Caribbean have long been affected by a social hierarchy established by elites, through which some groups were racialized and others were normalized. Far from being “racial paradises” populated by an amalgamated “cosmic race” of mulattos and mestizos, Latin America and the Caribbean have long been sites of shifting exploitative strategies and ideologies, ranging from scientific racism and eugenics to the more sophisticated official denial of racism and ethnic difference. This book, among the first to focus on African descendants in the region, brings together diverse reflections from scholars, activists, and funding agency representatives working to end racism and promote human rights in the Americas. By focusing on the ways racism inhibits agency among African descendants and the ways African-descendant groups position themselves in order to overcome obstacles, this interdisciplinary book provides a multi-faceted analysis of one of the gravest contemporary problems in the Americas.
Handbook of Biometric Anti Spoofing
|Author||: Sébastien Marcel|
|Total Pages||: 281|
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Presenting the first definitive study of the subject, this Handbook of Biometric Anti-Spoofing reviews the state of the art in covert attacks against biometric systems and in deriving countermeasures to these attacks. Topics and features: provides a detailed introduction to the field of biometric anti-spoofing and a thorough review of the associated literature; examines spoofing attacks against five biometric modalities, namely, fingerprints, face, iris, speaker and gait; discusses anti-spoofing measures for multi-model biometric systems; reviews evaluation methodologies, international standards and legal and ethical issues; describes current challenges and suggests directions for future research; presents the latest work from a global selection of experts in the field, including members of the TABULA RASA project.
|Author||: John McPhee|
|Publsiher||: Farrar, Straus & Giroux|
|Total Pages||: 0|
|Genre||: Literary Collections|
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A literary legend’s engaging review of his career, stressing the work he never completed, and why. Over seven decades, John McPhee has set a standard for literary nonfiction. Assaying mountain ranges, bark canoes, experimental aircraft, the Swiss Army, geophysical hot spots, ocean shipping, shad fishing, dissident art in the Soviet Union, and an even wider variety of other subjects, he has consistently written narrative pieces of immaculate design. In Tabula Rasa, Volume 1, McPhee looks back at his career from the vantage point of his desk drawer, reflecting wryly upon projects he once planned to do but never got around to—people to profile, regions he meant to portray. There are so many examples that he plans to go on writing these vignettes, an ideal project for an old man, he says, and a “reminiscent montage” from a writing life. This first volume includes, among other things, glimpses of a frosty encounter with Thornton Wilder, interrogative dinners with Henry Luce, the allure of western Spain, criteria in writing about science, fireworks over the East River as seen from Malcolm Forbes’s yacht, the evolving inclinations of the Tower of Pisa, the islands among the river deltas of central California, teaching in a pandemic, and persuading The New Yorker to publish an entire book on oranges. The result is a fresh survey of McPhee’s singular planet.
Vibrational Healing Through the Chakras
|Author||: Joy Gardner|
|Publsiher||: Crossing Press|
|Total Pages||: 304|
|Genre||: Body, Mind & Spirit|
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Every life form is made up of vibrations that coincide with the harmonic frequency to which all life is attuned. The vibrations of the body easily go out of tune when a person is exposed to physical or emotional stress. Vibrational Healing Through the Chakras provides the most up-to-date information on the use of vibrational tools such as crystals, aromas, sounds, bodywork, and homeopathy to help the body remember its own healthy harmonic resonance. Author Joy Gardner offers this in-depth look at vibrational healing for people interested in improving their own health and well-being, as well as those who want to become practitioners of this gentle art. Explore how to use vibrations to release old dysfunctional patterns in the body-mind and replace them with new patterns that resonate with the body's own healthy frequencies. • An in-depth resource guide to using vibrational tools at the chakra points to heal the body and mind. • Includes a detailed explanation of chakras and the human energy field and how to heal with a variety of tools including colors, crystals, aromatherapy, and light.
The Broadview Anthology of Poetry Second Edition
|Author||: Amanda Goldrick-Jones|
|Publsiher||: Broadview Press|
|Total Pages||: 1140|
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Among the poets new to this edition are such leading names as Americans Robert Pinsky, Louise Erdrich and Louise Glück; Britons James Fenton and Carol Ann Duffy; and Canadians Anne Carson, Robert Bringhurst, and Christian Bök. A number of names who may be new to many readers of poetry are also included among them: Ohioan Debra Allbery, Vancouverite Elise Partridge, and the Cree poet Connie Fife; as with the first edition, the editors have endeavored to include much that is fresh as well as much that is familiar. There are many additions to the selections from poets who appeared in the first edition including selections from the recent work of Leonard Cohen, Les Murray, and Margaret Atwood. As before, the anthology includes work from English-language poets throughout the world from India, Africa, and the Caribbean as well as from Britain, North America, and Australia. Although the selections from the work of poets of earlier eras are largely unchanged from the first edition, there have been some changes; among poems added for this edition are Milton’s L’Allegro and Il Penseroso, Bradstreet’s “Employment,” Dickinson’s “I cannot live without You,” Frost’s “Once by the Pacific,” and Auden’s “Funeral Blues.” As before, the text emphasizes work of the past century; poems from 1900 or later take up more than half of the anthology’s pages. In its first edition The Broadview Anthology of Poetry included biographical information about the poets at the back of the anthology; for the new edition, biographical material appears in a headnote to each poet. Two other features are also new to this edition: the date of first publication is appended after each poem, and line numbering is used throughout. The numbers have been kept unobtrusive, however; as with the first edition, the designers have endeavored to give a clean look to the pages of the anthology. A substantial section on prosody, figures of speech, and so on is included as an appendix.
Ancestral Knowledges and Postcoloniality in Contemporary Ecuador
|Author||: Julia von Sigsfeld|
|Publsiher||: Taylor & Francis|
|Total Pages||: 117|
|Genre||: Social Science|
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In light of an unprecedented constitutional acknowledgement of diverse epistemologies and stipulation making the protection and advancement of so-called 'ancestral knowledges' a duty of the state, this research provides an analysis of the uptake of historically subalternized knowledges by the state during the government of Rafael Correa (2007-2017), as well as of the strive for epistemic justice by peoples and nationalities organizations' in the context of struggles for social change, decolonization, and self-determination. On the basis of rich empirical material, the analysis traces state discourses and practices and mechanisms to govern 'ancestral knowledges' in the framework of the government's Knowledge Society project and delineates how leaders of peoples and nationalities' organizations struggle for the decolonization of knowledge. This monograph will be of interest to those concerned with relations between peoples and nationalities and Latin American states, politics of recognition and collective rights, the workings of purportedly post-neoliberal governments and the possibilities and limits for alternatives to development, the struggle of peoples and nationalities' organizations for (epistemic) decolonization, as well as ongoing (re-)conceptualisations of cosmopolitanisms against restructurations of the coloniality of knowledge and being.
Handbook of Research on Technoself Identity in a Technological Society
|Author||: Luppicini, Rocci|
|Publsiher||: IGI Global|
|Total Pages||: 741|
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"This book provides insights to better enhance the understanding of technology's widespread intertwinement with human identity within an advancing technological society"--Provided by publisher.
|Author||: Kevin C. Karnes|
|Publsiher||: University of Chicago Press|
|Total Pages||: 224|
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Sounds Beyond charts the origins of Arvo Pärt’s most famous music, which was created in dialogue with underground creative circles in the USSR. In Sounds Beyond, Kevin C. Karnes studies the interconnected alternative music and art scenes in the USSR during the second half of the 1970s, revealing the audacious origins of some of Estonian composer Arvo Pärt’s most famous music. Karnes shows how Pärt’s work was created within a vital yet forgotten culture of collective experimentation, the Soviet underground. Mining archives and oral history from across the former USSR, Sounds Beyond carefully situates modes of creative experimentation within their late socialist contexts. In documenting Pärt’s work, Karnes reveals the rich creative culture that thrived covertly in the USSR and the network of figures that made underground performances possible: students, audio engineers, sympathetic administrators, star performers, and aspiring DJs. Sounds Beyond advances a new understanding of Pärt’s music as an expression of the aesthetic and religious commitments shared, nurtured, and celebrated by many in Soviet underground circles. At the same time, this story attests to the lasting power of Pärt’s music. Dislodging the mythology of the solitary creative genius, Karnes shows that Pärt’s work would be impossible without community.
Mangelos Nos 1 to 9 1 2
|Author||: Dimitrije Bašičević|
|Total Pages||: 260|
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La muestra presenta cerca de doscientas obras distribuidas en las distintas series conceptuales de la producción del artista yugoslavo Mangelos : desde sus "Paysages de la mort" y sus "Paysages de la guerre", a sus "Alfabetos", "Palabras", "Antipinturas", "Nostories y Manifiestos", desde su papel en la creación del grupo y antirrevista "Gorgona" a la singularidad de su pensamiento y su concepto filosófico de la relación del arte con la cultura y la vida, el no-arte de Mangelos es la búsqueda de un camino más allá del prejuicio.
Race Rights and Rebels
|Author||: Julia Suárez-Krabbe|
|Publsiher||: Rowman & Littlefield|
|Total Pages||: 224|
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An analysis of the evolution of the overlapping histories of human rights and development, and an exploration of the alternatives, through the lens of indigenous and other southern theories and epistemologies.