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Myths and Legends Beyond Our Borders

By Charles M. Skinner
  • ISBN Code: : 3849619893
  • Publisher : Jazzybee Verlag
  • Pages : 350
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The kind reception of Mr. Skinner's first volume has encouraged him to go beyond the territory of the United States for material for a fresh collection ; and this material he now embodies in a small-sized but rather closely printed book of " Myths and Legends Beyond Our Borders". About two-thirds of the collection are drawn from Canada, and the remainder from Mexico. There is much curious and suggestive matter in the volume, and it should not be neglected by students of folk-lore. From the contents: Canada Explorers And Aborigines Myths Of Creation, Heaven, And Hell Glooskap At Menagwes The Dogs Of Clote Scaurp The Missions A Few Monsters Some Names Troubles On The St. Lawrence American Elephants Hidden Gold How One Bear Lost His Life The Isle Of Demons The Figure In Smoky Hut The Shadow Of Holland Cove The Friar Of Campobello Two Melicite Victories The Flame Sloop Of Caraquette The Acadians And Evangeline The Tolling Off Gaspe The Ride To Death The General With An Ear The Defence Of St. John Brother And Sister In Battle The Golden Dog The Grave In The Cellar The Mountain And The See The Sin Of Father St. Bernard Larouche Had His Wish The Heart Of Frontenac The Devil Dance On Orleans The Defiance At Elora The Miracles Of Sainte Anne Tadousac Bell At Midnight The Bell Of Caughnawaga The Massacre At Bic The Doom Of Mamelons The Revenge Of Hudson Kenen's Sacrifice The Calling Of Zoe De Mersac The Headless Deserters The Devil's Head Father Jacques's Vengeance The Bonnechere Affair He Went Back For His Gun Kwasind, The Strong The Curse Of Success The Death Of Wahwun The Devil's Half-Acre Medicine Hat Ghost Woman At The Blood Camp The Blackfoot Eden The Wicked Wife Fourth Of July At Yale Death Of The Great Beaver Why The Mountains Were Made The Place Of Dead Men How The Indians Became Red The Pool Of Destruction Yehl, The Light-Maker The Shelter Of Edgecumbe How Selfishness Was Punished The Ghost Of Sitka Castle A Fatal Rivalry Bad Boys Of Na-As River The Baffled Ice God Mexico White Visitors Before Columbus The White God Spiritual Guidance Eagle, Snake, And Cactus Told In Yucatan Our Lady Of Guadalupe Our Lady Of The Remedies Some Other Miracles The Picture And The Storm The Mischievous Cocktail The Councillors Of Lagos The Humpback Of Colima Why Cholula Pyramid Was Built The Ark On Colhuacan ... and many more ...

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Stories are the foundation for identity and the ground of understanding. Stories of Desire and Narratives of Faith addresses humankind's search for identity and meaning through the stories of science and religion. Both arose in the mists of history. Both are awe inspiring. Both beggar the imagination. Both have always competed for authority. Science gained preeminence in our postmodern, pluralistic, globalized world as evidenced based, while religion (for many reasons) lost credibility. Yet religion has not disappeared. Stories is a concise, engaging, inspiring accessible account of the history of science (geological and biological evolution perceived through increasingly sophisticated technology) and the history of nine text-based world religions of antiquity. Stories avoids insider language, democratizing both God talk and scientific jargon without patronizing either. There is no attempt to identify the best or truest religion, and Stories disavows dogmatic religious triumphalism. The authors do follow the tradition of giving an account of their Christian faith, the only religious story with which they have experience. They invite others to do the same, paying attention to their own stories as they grapple with modern science, do theology, and engage faith. Stories proposes how and in what manner these disciplines can meaningfully converse in today's world.

Sacred Sites and Sacred Stories Across Cultures

By David W. Kim
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  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Book Code : 303056522X
  • Total of Pages : 392
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 547
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Book Short Summary:

This book offers global perspectives from Mediterranean, Asian, Australian, and American cultures on sacred sites and their related stories in regional history. Contemporary society witnesses many travelers visiting sacred sites (temples, mountains, castles, churches, houses) throughout the world. These visits often involve discovery of new historical facts through the origin stories of the associated tribe, region, or nation. The transmission of oral tradition and myth carries on the significant meaning of those religious sites. This volume unveils multi-angle perspectives of symbolic and mystical places. The contributors describe the religio-political experiences of each regional case, and analyze the religiosity of local people as a lens through which readers can re-examine the concept of iconography, syncretism, and materialism. In addition, contributors interpret the growth of new religions as the alternative perspectives of anti-traditional religions. This new approach offers significant insight into comprehending the practical agony and sorrow of regional people in the context of contemporary history.

Literary Narratives and the Cultural Imagination

By María Odette Canivell Arzú
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  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Book Code : 1498536964
  • Total of Pages : 294
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 853
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Book Short Summary:

Literary Narratives and the Cultural Imagination analyzes the cultural imaginaries of the United Kingdom and Spain through their national heroes, King Arthur and Don Quijote, and compares the ways in which they have been constructed as marketing tools.

Crisis and Ontological Insecurity

By Filip Ejdus
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 303020667X
  • Total of Pages : 202
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 293
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Book Short Summary:

This book develops a novel way of thinking about crises in world politics. By building on ontological security theory, this work conceptualises critical situations as radical disjunctions that challenge the ability of collective agents to ‘go on’. These ontological crises bring into the realm of discursive consciousness four fundamental questions related to existence, finitude, relations and autobiography. In times of crisis, collective agents such as states are particularly attached to their ontic spaces, or spatial extensions of the self that cause collective identities to appear more firm and continuous. These theoretical arguments are illustrated in a case study looking at Serbia’s anxiety over the secession of Kosovo. The author argues that Serbia’s seemingly irrational and self-harming policy vis-à-vis Kosovo can be understood as a form of ontological self-help. It is a rational pursuit of biographical continuity and a healthy sense of self in the face of an ontological crisis triggered by the secession of a province that has been constructed as the ontic space of the Serbian nation since the late 19th century.

Shapeshifter

By Debbie Seunarayan
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  • Publisher : Gallus Publishing
  • Book Code : 191611900X
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  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 642
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Book Short Summary:

Organisations that make it big and survive the test of time are shapeshifters. Shapeshifters generate a strategy supple enough to adapt to changing environments and they disrupt themselves and the world around them to bring about positive change. In a volatile world that is changing at an ever-accelerating rate, it’s time our approach to strategy and innovation changed too. If your strategic thinking has become stuck, your ability to innovate has lost its creative edge or people just aren’t that excited about what you do anymore, this book is for you. Within its pages you will encounter 4 moves that will enable you to take strategy to reality by working with the emerging future rather than ignoring, resisting or avoiding it. Using the ideas in this book, your organisation can change the game - you can create the future you wish to see. In Shapeshifter you’ll learn about: - The fundamental problems encountered in strategic thinking and how to think better by thinking differently. - The 4 moves that shapeshifter organisations make to take their strategy to reality - How to develop a supple strategy that will serve you well in multiple potential futures - How and why to build a meta-tribe - Wicked problems and how to harness them as a force for good - When and how to engage in wicked thinking - What it takes to build a magical movement - How leaders can become positive disruptors Shapeshifter will help you to experiment with new ways of thinking, doing and being that can better equip your leaders and organisation as they venture into the great unknown. For the explorers amongst you, ready to embark on a new journey, help is at hand. Within the book you will find a map of the journey in the form of a detailed maturity model alongside case-studies from emerging shapeshifters in action. Shapeshifter will provide you and your organisation with the necessary tools to master the art of working with the future. If you’re serious about your organisation’s future this book is a must read.

The Move Beyond Form

By M. Hughes
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 113732922X
  • Total of Pages : 237
  • Category : Art
  • Members : 600
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Book Short Summary:

Fictional narratives of the late twentieth century often cross boundaries. This study argues that the undoing of structure in postmodern art form demands a different way of thinking and represents a commentary on the material and social conditions of the late twentieth century and beyond.

Exploring Borders and Boundaries in the Humanities

By Melih Karakuzu,Hasan Baktır,Banu Akçeşme,Betül Ateşci Koçak
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  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Book Code : 1527570290
  • Total of Pages : 322
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 631
  • Pdf File: exploring-borders-and-boundaries-in-the-humanities.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In a ‘post-everything’ world, we have felt more pain than happiness in building and tampering with borders. The term ‘border’ has been expanded to become a ploy for grim, chauvinistic, self-flattery, and ultra-nationalist bigotry. We have also faced notorious coverage of the ‘border’ in the media worldwide, and its diverse forms have been extensively deployed in cinema and literature. Centering on a wide range of literary and cinematic genres, the contributors to this volume explore and explain distinct theoretical and scholarly arguments to promote research on literary, linguistic, and media representations of the word ‘border.’

The Lawyer's Myth

By Walter Bennett
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  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Book Code : 0226042561
  • Total of Pages : 251
  • Category : Law
  • Members : 500
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Book Short Summary:

Lawyers today are in a moral crisis. The popular perception of the lawyer, both within the legal community and beyond, is no longer the Abe Lincoln of American mythology, but is often a greedy, cynical manipulator of access and power. In The Lawyer's Myth, Walter Bennett goes beyond the caricatures to explore the deeper causes of why lawyers are losing their profession and what it will take to bring it back. Bennett draws on his experience as a lawyer, judge, and law teacher, as well as upon oral histories of lawyers and judges, in his exploration of how and why the legal profession has lost its ennobling mythology. Effectively using examples from history, philosophy, psychology, mythology, and literature, Bennett shows that the loss of professionalism is more than merely the emergence of win-at-all-cost strategies and a scramble for personal wealth. It is something more profound—a loss of professional community and soul. Bennett identifies the old heroic myths of American lawyers and shows how they informed the values of professionalism through the middle of the last century. He shows why, in our more diverse society, those myths are inadequate guides for today's lawyers. And he also discusses the profession's agony over its trickster image and demonstrates how that archetype is not only a psychological reality, but a necessary component of a vibrant professional mythology for lawyers. At the heart of Bennett's eloquently written book is a call to reinvigorate the legal professional community. To do this, lawyers must revive their creative capacities and develop a meaningful, professional mythology—one based on a deeper understanding of professionalism and a broader, more compassionate ideal of justice.