Cultures and Beyond

Learn what kind of files you'll need to create, how to organize them, and get jump started with the free templates you'll use again and again.Cultures and Beyond is the third volume in The Art of World Building, the only multi-volume series ...

Author: Randy Ellefson


ISBN: 1946995347



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Written to help fantasy and science fiction storytellers, game designers, gamers, and hobbyists, Cultures and Beyond (The Art of World Building, #3) is a how-to guide for filling an imaginary world with fascinating societies. It includes chapters on creating cultures, calendars, monetary systems, military groups, religions, the supernatural, systems of magic, magic items, names, and more. You'll also learn how to leverage real world cultures while making them seem original. Even those who've never invented a world will soon be masters as the authors decades of experience walk you through using pre-made templates that make world building faster, better, and easier to complete.Understand how to use analogues to quickly build unique societies based on Earth. Invent interesting crimes and punishments that involve imaginary creatures or technologies. Create currencies for different places while keeping them easy for your audience to fathom. Master the art of creating naming styles for different societies. Fashion new military groups in gritty detail. Dream up sensible rules for magic, its practitioners, the supernatural and what happens when things go wrong. Learn what kind of files you'll need to create, how to organize them, and get jump started with the free templates you'll use again and again.Cultures and Beyond is the third volume in The Art of World Building, the only multi-volume series of its kind. Readers will learn how much world building to do for each scenario they encounter and whether the effort will be rewarding for them and their audience.

Beyond Culture

Calls for and speculates on an extensive transcendence of individual cultures, of material and verbal extensions of the ego, and of the alienating denial of individual talents and powers

Author: Edward Twitchell Hall

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: UCAL:B4265258

Category: Social Science

Page: 298

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Calls for and speculates on an extensive transcendence of individual cultures, of material and verbal extensions of the ego, and of the alienating denial of individual talents and powers

Receptions of the Ancient Near East in Popular Culture and Beyond

RECEPTIONS OF THE ANCIENT NEAR EAST IN POPULAR CULTURE AND BEYOND Copyright © 2020 by Lockwood Press All rights reserved. No part of this work may be ...

Author: Agnes Garcia-Ventura

Publisher: ISD LLC

ISBN: 9781948488259

Category: History

Page: 332

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This book is an enthusiastic celebration of the ways in which popular culture has consumed aspects of the ancient Near East to construct new realities. The editors have brought together an impressive line-up of scholars-archaeologists, philologists, historians, and art historians-to reflect on how objects, ideas, and interpretations of the ancient Near East have been remembered, constructed, reimagined, mythologized, or indeed forgotten within our shared cultural memories. The exploration of cultural memories has revealed how they inform the values, structures, and daily life of societies over time. This is therefore not a collection of essays about the deep past but rather about the stories we tell ourselves about ourselves.

Beyond Cultures

There is nothing beyond the plurality of cultures : ' humanity'is a zoological notion , a linguistic convenience , or a concept empty of any meaning .

Author: Kwame Gyekye

Publisher: CRVP

ISBN: 156518193X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 186

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The Politics of Interweaving Performance Cultures

This book provides a timely intervention in the fields of performance studies and theatre history, and to larger issues of global cultural exchange.

Author: Germany

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1138377546


Page: 308

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This book provides a timely intervention in the fields of performance studies and theatre history, and to larger issues of global cultural exchange. The authors offer a provocative argument for rethinking the scholarly assessment of how diverse performative cultures interact, how they are interwoven, and how they are dependent upon each other. While the term 'intercultural theatre' as a concept points back to postcolonialism and its contradictions, The Politics of Interweaving Performance Cultures explores global developments in the performing arts that cannot adequately be explained and understood using postcolonial theory. The authors challenge the dichotomy 'the West and the rest' - where Western cultures are 'universal' and non-Western cultures are 'particular' - as well as ideas of national culture and cultural ownership. This volume uses international case studies to explore the politics of globalization, looking at new paternalistic forms of exchange and the new inequalities emerging from it. These case studies are guided by the principle that processes of interweaving performance cultures are, in fact, political processes. The authors explore the inextricability of the aesthetic and the political, whereby aesthetics cannot be perceived as opposite to the political; rather, the aesthetic is the political. Helen Gilbert's essay 'Let the Games Begin: Pageants, Protests, Indigeneity (1968-2010)'won the 2015 Marlis Thiersch Prize for best essay from the Australasian Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies Association.

Creativity and Beyond

Creativity and Beyond offers a wide-ranging, interdisciplinary tour of cultures past and present to examine the different ways people have conceived of “creativity” and how the common understanding of creativity is changing in the ...

Author: Robert Paul Weiner

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791493144

Category: Philosophy

Page: 368

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Explores how historical, artistic, and technological developments and cross-cultural exchange have altered our conceptions of creativity.

The Ahar Culture and Beyond

... C.3rd-2nd Millennia B.C. Rima Hooja. be75u \ P^ol it9ll 1 1 >out 5ra-zna vu\ Ri The Ahar Culture and Beyond Settlements and Frontiers of 7Mesolithic'

Author: Rima Hooja


ISBN: UOM:39015041186225

Category: Ahār Site (India)

Page: 259

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Counseling Across and Beyond Cultures

During the four decades the culture and counseling movement has evolved in various ways (as mentioned above), a variety of nomenclatures have been used to ...

Author: Roy Moodley

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442660274

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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Professional counseling is a dynamic field, necessarily changing to reflect shifting societal norms and client needs. In an increasingly multicultural and globalized society, there is a growing need for counselors to be sensitive to the diverse needs of clients expressing different cultural and ethnic beliefs and facets of racial, gender, sexual, age, ability, disability, or class identities. Using as a starting point the pioneering work of Clemmont E. Vontress, the contributors to Counseling Across and Beyond Cultures trace the evolution of multicultural counseling and discuss remaining challenges for practitioners. Essays include a personal reflection by Vontress himself, critical analyses of the growth of multicultural counseling, considerations of his influence in Canada and the UK, and African and Caribbean perspectives on his work. Throughout, the importance of Vontress's accomplishments are celebrated, while critical analysis points the way towards further work to be done in the field.

Material and Visual Cultures Beyond Male Bonding 1870 914

In Material and Visual Cultures Beyond Male Bonding the notion of a purported sexual continuum in the historical moment under investigation is ...

Author: John Potvin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351558976

Category: Art

Page: 194

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Material and Visual Cultures Beyond Male Bonding, 1870-1914 presents the first cross-disciplinary analysis of the visual and material representations and spaces of male same-sex culture in turn-of-the-century Britain which positions intimacy as its central object. Through both historical and theoretical lenses, this groundbreaking study considers photographs, interior design, decorative art, architecture and illustrations from the popular press to reveal the interwoven narratives of intimacy, aesthetics and identity. The author sustains close readings to expose the challenges the representations of 'men together' posed not only for the men of the time, but also for the contemporary viewer and scholar.

Beyond Nature and Culture

Philippe Descola has become one of the most important anthropologists working today, and Beyond Nature and Culture has been a major influence in European intellectual life since its French publication in 2005.

Author: Philippe Descola

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226145006

Category: Social Science

Page: 488

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Philippe Descola has become one of the most important anthropologists working today, and Beyond Nature and Culture has been a major influence in European intellectual life since its French publication in 2005. Here, finally, it is brought to English-language readers. At its heart is a question central to both anthropology and philosophy: what is the relationship between nature and culture? Culture—as a collective human making, of art, language, and so forth—is often seen as essentially different from nature, which is portrayed as a collective of the nonhuman world, of plants, animals, geology, and natural forces. Descola shows this essential difference to be, however, not only a specifically Western notion, but also a very recent one. Drawing on ethnographic examples from around the world and theoretical understandings from cognitive science, structural analysis, and phenomenology, he formulates a sophisticated new framework, the “four ontologies”— animism, totemism, naturalism, and analogism—to account for all the ways we relate ourselves to nature. By thinking beyond nature and culture as a simple dichotomy, Descola offers nothing short of a fundamental reformulation by which anthropologists and philosophers can see the world afresh.

Beyond Art A Third Culture

A Comparative Study in Cultures, Art and Science in 20th Century Austria and ... culture building — a case study for a new understanding of culture beyond ...

Author: Peter Weibel

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3211245626

Category: Architecture

Page: 616

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A new theory of culture presented with a new method achieved by comparing closely the art and science in 20th century Austria and Hungary. Major achievements that have influenced the world like psychoanalysis, abstract art, quantum physics, Gestalt psychology, formal languages, vision theories, and the game theory etc. originated from these countries, and influence the world still today as a result of exile nurtured in the US. A source book with numerous photographs, images and diagrams, it opens up a nearly infinite horizon of knowledge that helps one to understand what is going on in today’s worlds of art and science.

Beyond Writing Culture

Against this backdrop, the second part of this chapter suggests the ways in which the present volume is meant to move (beyond Witing Culture'.

Author: Olaf Zenker

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781845458171

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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Two decades after the publication of Clifford and Marcus’ volume Writing Culture, this collection provides a fresh and diverse reassessment of the debates that this pioneering volume unleashed. At the same time, Beyond Writing Culture moves the debate on by embracing the more fundamental challenge as to how to conceptualise the intricate relationship between epistemology and representational practices rather than maintaining the original narrow focus on textual analysis. It thus offers a thought-provoking tapestry of new ideas relevant for scholars not only concerned with ‘the ethnographic Other’, but with representation in general.

Human Evolution beyond Biology and Culture

Darwinism has already moved beyond well-trodden paths to advance new ideas on ... Indeed, it is undeniable that human cultures, economies, organisations, ...

Author: Jeroen C. J. M. van den Bergh

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108653435

Category: Science


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Both natural and cultural selection played an important role in shaping human evolution. Since cultural change can itself be regarded as evolutionary, a process of gene-culture coevolution is operative. The study of human evolution - in past, present and future - is therefore not restricted to biology. An inclusive comprehension of human evolution relies on integrating insights about cultural, economic and technological evolution with relevant elements of evolutionary biology. In addition, proximate causes and effects of cultures need to be added to the picture - issues which are at the forefront of social sciences like anthropology, economics, geography and innovation studies. This book highlights discussions on the many topics to which such generalised evolutionary thought has been applied: the arts, the brain, climate change, cooking, criminality, environmental problems, futurism, gender issues, group processes, humour, industrial dynamics, institutions, languages, medicine, music, psychology, public policy, religion, sex, sociality and sports.

Anthropology Beyond Culture

Beyond. Culture. Worry. Richard. G. Fox. and. Barbara. J. King. Some years ago, when I published a book on the evolution of culture in animals, ...

Author: Richard G. Fox

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000180572

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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Culture is a vexed concept within anthropology. From their earliest studies, anthropologists have often noted the emotional attachment of people to their customs, even in cases where this loyalty can make for problems. Do anthropologists now suffer the same kind of disability with respect to their continuing emotional attachment to the concept of culture? This book considers the state of the culture concept in anthropology and finds fault with a ‘love it or leave it' attitude. Rather than pledging undying allegiance or summarily dismissing it, the volume argues that anthropology can continue with or without a concept of culture, depending on the research questions being asked, and, furthermore, that when culture is retained, no single definition of it is practical or necessary.Offering sensible solutions to a topic of hot debate, this book will be essential reading for anyone seeking to learn what a concept of culture can offer anthropology, and what anthropology can offer the concept of culture.

Beyond Counterculture

COUNTERCULTURE the Community of Mateel JENTRI ANDERS Although the context for Jentri Anders ' s Beyond Counterculture is the world ' s present ecological ...

Author: Jentri Anders


ISBN: UVA:X001841207

Category: Collective settlements

Page: 332

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Beyond the Culture Tours

Somehow culture is,orshould be, connectedtoit all. Raymond Williams(1977)said that, in medieval times,culture meant "the growth and tendingofcrops and ...

Author: Gladys Cruz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135458577

Category: Education

Page: 120

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In calling this book Beyond the Culture Tours, the authors bring the reader's attention to a set of issues in the teaching of literature and culture. The Culture Tour is an old concept in the West, dating back to the seventeenth century. The educated young man -- it was an exclusively male project at first -- was expected to round off his education with the Grand Tour. This meant a visit to the major sites on the European continent, particularly Greece and Rome, and occasionally to the Holy Land. The object was to have a first-hand view of these monuments, and looking at them alone brought people the name of being cultured or well-traveled. As the idea spread in the early part of the twentieth century, it allowed for the vicarious tour rather than the actual one. Students were asked to look at collections of art or reproductions of art work, listen to concerts or later recordings, and to read certain classical works drawn from what has come to be known as "the canon." The point of this form of education was that exposure to these works in itself formed a version of the Grand Tour. The basic idea behind the tour approach is that exposure to a culture in books is like travel to an ethnic theme park. This volume looks beyond the tour approach and reports on the results of a four-year project undertaken by a research team from the National Center for Research in the Learning and Teaching of Literature. Their intent was to study the teaching and impact of multicultural literature. The team examined how students approached texts that either came from their culture or from another, and how teachers perceived the students, the literature, and their role. This volume details various aspects of their findings.

Classics the Culture Wars and Beyond

Unearthing the Academic Culture Wars Classics, the Culture Wars, and Beyond engages with different sorts of evidence. The book presents a traditional ...

Author: Eric Adler

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472130153

Category: Education

Page: 292

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Beginning with a short intellectual history of the academic culture wars, Eric Adler’s book examines popular polemics including those by Allan Bloom and Dinesh D’Souza, and considers the oddly marginal role of classical studies in these conflicts. In presenting a brief history of classics in American education, the volume sheds light on the position of the humanities in general. Adler dissects three significant controversies from the era: the so-called AJP affair, which supposedly pitted a conservative journal editor against his feminist detractors; the brouhaha surrounding Martin Bernal’s contentious Black Athena project; and the dustup associated with Victor Davis Hanson and John Heath’s fire-breathing jeremiad, Who Killed Homer? He concludes by considering these controversies as a means to end the crisis for classical studies in American education. How can the study of antiquity—and the humanities—thrive in the contemporary academy? This book provides workable solutions to end the crisis for classics and for the humanities as well. This major work also includes findings from a Web survey of American classical scholars, offering the first broadly representative impression of what they think about their discipline and its prospects for the future. Adler also conducted numerous in-depth interviews with participants in the controversies discussed, allowing readers to gain the most reliable information possible about these controversies. Those concerned about the liberal arts and the best way to educate young Americans should read this book. Accessible and jargon-free, this narrative of scholarly scandals and their context makes for both enjoyable and thought-provoking reading.

Health and Culture

Offering a trenchant analysis of the effect that culture has in determining our perceptions - and expectations - of health care, this provocative volume challenges traditional, Westernized, medical models.

Author: Collins O. Airhihenbuwa

Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated

ISBN: 0803971575

Category: Medical

Page: 168

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Offering a trenchant analysis of the effect that culture has in determining our perceptions - and expectations - of health care, this provocative volume challenges traditional, Westernized, medical models. The author surveys various aspects of the health education domain, discusses the elements that inform an educational diagnosis of health behaviour and considers the cultural appropriateness of health behaviour in general.

Beyond the Global Culture War

One can learn some practical skills from anywhere, but each culture has its own ... the brutalities of China's development 152 - Beyond the Global Culture War.

Author: Adam K. Webb

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135442521

Category: Philosophy

Page: 296

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Presenting a cross-cultural critique of global liberalism, this book argues for a broad-based challenge that can meet it on its own scale. It probes many of the key challenges we face in the new millennium, and is a useful read for students of politics and globalization.

Print Culture Histories Beyond the Metropolis

5 Cosmopolitan Ideals, Local Loyalties, and Print Culture: The Career of ... way to an interrogation of the concept of “print culture beyond the metropolis” ...

Author: James J. Connolly

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442650626

Category: History

Page: 437

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Print Culture Histories Beyond the Metropolis focuses attention to how the residents of smaller cities, provincial districts, rural settings, and colonial outposts have produced, disseminated, and read print materials.