Discourses and Tales of Grant Seeking Activity

Building upon ethnographic data and a large corpus of authentic research grant proposals and grant reviews, this book intends to demystify the grant seeking activity.

Author: Haiying Feng

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 303430546X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 270

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Grant seeking - the first step in knowledge production - has been an indispensable part of academic life, yet a challenging task for neophyte as well as veteran scholars. We are always curious about how grant winners compose their abstracts, cite previous work, present their proposed study, and negotiate with gate-keepers behind the scene. Building upon ethnographic data and a large corpus of authentic research grant proposals and grant reviews, this book intends to demystify the grant seeking activity. It is an invaluable resource for grant agencies, grant reviewers and grant writers, particularly novice grant writers and/or non-native English writers.<BR> <I>Discourses and Tales of Grant-Seeking Activity is however more than a resource book. It is one of the few studies that draw upon two genre theories, encompass both quantitative and qualitative research approaches, and unite an exploration of macro-level recurrences in discursive activity and micro-level examinations of individual writers' agency, positioning, negotiation and identity construction. It enhances our understanding of the development of professional expertise in academia and thus will be of interest to researchers in the fields of academic writing, genre analysis and Language for Specific Purposes (LSP).

Narrative Analysis

The finding is especially significant considering the contradictions in which the undocumented live. ... association's staff and met its members and nonmembers who were involved in a range of planning and/or service-seeking activities.

Author: Colette Daiute

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761927983

Category: Psychology

Page: 300

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Each chapter emphasizes theory and the ways of thinking about research by means of studies that chapter authors have used in their own research. The authors detail how their own research stands as an example of narrative inquiry conducted within a literary, cultural, social, or historical frame. In addition, they explain the problems and limits of narrative analysis, as well as the rationale and methods they found most compelling, with an eye toward improving future inquiry.

Resources in Education

Pub Type - Reports - Descriptive ( 141 ) — Speeches / Meeting Papers ( 150 ) EDRS Price - MF01 / PC01 Plus Postage . Descriptors - Higher Education , Instructional Innovation , * Learning Activities , On the Job Training , * Service ...



ISBN: MINN:30000007201456

Category: Education


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... XVI - 2 , 26 How to Develop Reading Skills , GOTTI , XX - 3 , 41 How to Teach a Story , ROSENBLUM , XIX ... 18 Route Planning : A Structured Consensus - seeking Activity , ROBERTS , XX - 1 , 39 Second - Language Problems and ...



ISBN: UCLA:L0053695219

Category: English language


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Discourses of Development

The general story is as one might expect : what Scott's work points to quite clearly is the multiplicity of ways in ... the passive victims of an overpowering force , they are active in seeking to read and react to structural forces .

Author: Peter Wallace Preston


ISBN: UCSD:31822023664105

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 242

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This text offers a hermaneutic-critical discussion of different strategies for the analysis of complex change (in particular peripheral capitalism) and is ordered around development discourses centred on state, market and polity. It is illustrated with empirical material drawn from the Southeast Asian case.

Seeking a Voice

Unlike urban centers of the Gilded Age, the population in the four counties— Grant, Hardy, Hampshire, ... Of the approximately 11,000 females, about 950 were African American' Harsh political discourse grounded in divided loyalties ...

Author: David B. Sachsman

Publisher: Purdue University Press

ISBN: 1557535051

Category: Social Science

Page: 347

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This volume chronicles the media's role in reshaping American life during the tumultuous nineteenth century by focusing specifically on the presentation of race and gender in the newspapers and magazines of the time. The work is divided into four parts: Part I, "Race Reporting," details the various ways in which America's racial minorities were portrayed; Part II, "Fires of Discontent," looks at the moral and religious opposition to slavery by the abolitionist movement and demonstrates how that opposition was echoed by African Americans themselves; Part III, "The Cult of True Womanhood," examines the often disparate ways in which American women were portrayed in the national media as they assumed a greater role in public and private life; and Part IV, "Transcending the Boundaries," traces the lives of pioneering women journalists who sought to alter and expand their gender's participation in American life, showing how the changing role of women led to various journalistic attempts to depict and define women through sensationalistic news coverage of female crime stories.

Self and Wisdom in Arts Based Contemplative Inquiry in Education

With the probes, data was collected on heart rate, flow of air, brain activity, REM and non-REM sleep. ... Seeking the core self though feels like a quest without end. ... To dismiss my story would be to grant Descartes' desire ...

Author: Giovanni Rossini

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000244977

Category: Education

Page: 194

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By foregrounding a first-person perspective, this text enacts and explores self-reflection as a mode of inquiry in educational research and highlights the centrality of the individual researcher in the construction of knowledge. Engaging in particular with the work of Thomas Merton through a dialogical approach to his writings, Self and Wisdom in Arts-Based Contemplative Inquiry in Education offers rich examples of personal engagement with text and art to illustrate the pervasive influence of the personal in reflective, narrative, and aesthetic forms of inquiry. Chapters consider methodological and philosophical implications of self-study and contemplative research in educational contexts, and show how dialogic approaches can enrich empirical forms of inquiry, and inform pedagogical practice. In its embrace of a contemplative voice within an academic treatise, the text offers a rich example of arts-based contemplative inquiry. This unique text will be of interest to postgraduate scholars, researchers, and academics working in the fields of educational philosophy, arts-based and qualitative research methodologies and Merton studies.

Narratives and Narrators

Adopting the internal perspective, we examine the world of the story as if it were actual; we speak and think directly ... narratives manipulate our expectations, affect our sense of what is probable, and shape our willingness to grant ...

Author: Gregory Currie

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199282609

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 243

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Gregory Currie offers a reflection on the nature and significance of narrative in human communication. He shows that narratives are devices for manifesting the intentions of their makers in stories, argues that human tendencies to imitation and to joint attention underlie the pleasure of narrative, and discusses authorship, character, and irony.

Novalis Signs of Revolution

They claim that in the Ursprache , “ all kinds of activity seemed ... In Saïs , the teacher sits with the travelers , embellishes their stories with his own , and grants their requests to explore the archives at Saïs and to spend one ...

Author: William Arctander O'Brien

Publisher: Post-Contemporary Intervention

ISBN: UOM:49015002293141

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 374

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Novalis traces the meteoric career of one of the most striking—and most strikingly misunderstood—figures of German Romanticism. Although Friedrich von Hardenberg (better known by his pseudonym, Novalis) published scarcely eighty pages of writings in his lifetime, his considerable fame and influence continued to spread long after his death in 1801. His posthumous reputation, however, was largely based on the myth manufactured by opportunistic editors, as Wm. Arctander O’Brien reveals in this book, the first to extract Hardenberg from the distortions of history. A member of the generation of the 1770s that included Hegel, Hölderlin, and Schelling, Hardenberg was an avid follower of the French Revolution, a semiotician avant la lettre, and a prescient critic of religion. Yet in 1802, only a year after his death, the writer who had scandalized the Prussian court was marketed to a nation at war as a reactionary patriot, a sweet versifier of Idealism, and a morbid mystic. Identifying the break between Hardenberg’s own early Romanticism and the late Romanticism that falsified it, Novalis shows us a writer fully engaged in revolutionary politics and examines his semiotic readings of philosophy and of the political, scientific, and religious institutions of the day. Drawing on the full range of Novalis’s writings, including his poetry, notebooks, novels, and journals, O’Brien situates his semiotics between those of the eighteenth century and those of the twentieth and demonstrates the manner in which a concern for signs and language permeated all aspects of his thought. The most extensive study of Hardenberg available in English, Novalis makes this revolutionary theoretician visible for the first time. Mining a crucial chapter in the history of semiotics and social theory, it suggests fruitful, sometimes problematic connections between semiotic, historical, "deconstructive," and philological practices as it presents a portrait of one of the most complex figures in literary history. Indispensable for scholars of German Romanticism, Novalis will also be of interest to students of comparative literature and European intellectual history.

American Politics in Hollywood Film

... Just like Grant Matthews forty years earlier Tynan is always seeking office without ever running for it . ... However , its separation of private activity and job responsibility is what real political discourse in the 1990s has been ...

Author: Ian Scott

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1579583059

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 184

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This is the first book to investigate Hollywood's treatment of American politics, politicians and political institutions. The author explains the influence - through creative, ideological and financial means - that Hollywood has on politics, and vice-versa. Key questions of agenda setting are addressed, as are the value-oriented frames of reference that Hollywood has helped shape in educating and directing the American public about politics and democracy. American Politics in Hollywood Filmis structured thematically, introducing sub-genres of election films, political biographies, action, adventure and thriller films. There is an overarching chronological pattern, beginning in the 1930's and ending in the 1990's, allowing the reader to trace the progression of the genre. 25 black/white film stills are included.

Kajira of Gor

It also was not above commenting on the activities and speeches of the principals, chiding them, calling certain ... "The story of it," I had told him, seeking to impress him with my intelligence, "aside from the impressiveness of it, ...

Author: John Norman

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780575124226

Category: Fiction

Page: 404

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In their contentions with Priest-Kings, Kurii, savage denizens of the Steel Worlds, concealed within the asteroid belt, have frequently had recourse to human allies, and subversion. In accord with such projects, Kurii have occasionally sought to place and support congenial administrations in key cities. One such city is Corcyrus. Corcyrus is ruled by a beautiful woman, the cruel, arrogant, much-hated Sheila, an agent of Kurii. It is thought advisable to find a double for Sheila, who, in case of military or political disaster, may serve as her proxy, or substitute. For this role an unwitting young Earth girl, Tiffany Collins, is chosen and brought to Gor. She is introduced into her role and led to believe that she, somehow, she unaware of the true Sheila, is the Tatrix, or female administrator, of Corcyrus. Defeat in war, and revolution, occur, and the blood of Sheila is sought by the victors. Tiffany, fleeing for her life, finds herself alone, frightened, and unbefriended, a vulnerable Earth female, no more than a lovely, defenseless barbarian, on the beautiful, perilous world of Gor. She is a girl without a Home Stone, and such may be taken in hand, and claimed, as might be any stray animal, to be collared and owned, to be put to the pleasure of masters. The expression 'Kajira' is the most common expression in Gorean for a female slave.

Buddhist Learning and Textual Practice in Eighteenth century Lankan Monastic Culture

My second example is also taken from the commentary in Sārãrthadipani on The Discourse on Appropriate Acts of Loving Kindness ... to read the story without much care, accepting it as a simple gloss on the merits of monastic contentment.

Author: Anne M. Blackburn

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691070445

Category: Religion

Page: 241

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Blackburn supports this view with fresh readings of Buddhist texts and their links to social life beyond the monastery."--BOOK JACKET.

Especially for Teachers

The first part of the guide contains activities related to the mastery of writing sentences and the second part contains ... listing them by mode of discourse ( description , narration , exposition , persuasion , and poetry ) .



ISBN: UIUC:30112010472477

Category: English language

Page: 175

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Three Discourses on Imagined Occasions

The two volumes not only have a chronological relation but distinctively treat some common themes.

Author: Sren Hong

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691033005

Category: Philosophy

Page: 181

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Three Discourses on Imagined Occasions was among seven signed works by Kierkegaard, each published concurrently with one of his seven pseudonymous works - in this case, with Stages on Life's Way. The two volumes not only have a chronological relation but distinctively treat some common themes. It is quite possible, the editors suggest, that Kierkegaard worked alternatively on the two manuscripts: on Stages at his ordinary desk and on Discourses on Imagined Occasions at his high desk. The first of the three discourses, "On the Occasion of a Confession", centers on stillness, wonder, and the ultimate object of a human being's seeking - in contrast to the speechmaking on erotic love in "'In Vino Veritas, '" part one of Stages. The second discourse, "On the Occasion of a Wedding", complements the second part of Stages in which Judge William delivers a panegyric on marriage. The third discourse, "At a Graveside", sharpens the ethical and religious earnestness implicit in Quidam's "A Story of Suffering", in the third part of the other work.

Crossroads Directions and A New Critical Race Theory

Such stories dis- ugliness , lasciviousness , and intoxication.3 place conventional wisdom and disrupt offi- Even today ... Gerald López's description of art , popular culture , and marketing cama Mexican house cleaner seeking natural- ...

Author: Francisco Valdes

Publisher: Temple University Press

ISBN: 1566399300

Category: Law

Page: 414

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Its opponents call it part of "the lunatic fringe," a justification for "black separateness," "the most embarrassing trend in American publishing." "It" is Critical Race Theory. But what is Critical Race Theory? How did it develop? Where does it stand now? Where should it go in the future? In this volume, thirty-one CRT scholars present their views on the ideas and methods of CRT, its role in academia and in the culture at large, and its past, present, and future. Critical race theorists assert that both the procedures and the substance of American law are structured to maintain white privilege. The neutrality and objectivity of the law are not just unattainable ideals; they are harmful actions that obscure the law's role in protecting white supremacy. This notion—so obvious to some, so unthinkable to others—has stimulated and divided legal thinking in this country and, increasingly, abroad. The essays in Crossroads, Directions, and a New Critical Race Theory—all original—address this notion in a variety of helpful and exciting ways. They use analysis, personal experience, historical narrative, and many other techniques to explain the importance of looking critically at how race permeates our national consciousness.

Governing Fables

Unlike Dobbs, Allison is not seeking to expand the historical record. ... goal-directed activity” (p. ... leaders (Model III).1 At the time of first writing, Allison's Model I dominated the discourse of academic foreign policy analysis.

Author: Sandford Borins

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781617354922

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 307

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Governing Fables: Learning from Public Sector Narratives advocates the importance of narrative for public servants, exemplifies it with a rigorously selected and analyzed set of narratives, and imparts narrative skills politicians and public servants need in their careers. Governing Fables turns to narratology, the inter-disciplinary study of narrative, for a conceptual framework that is applied to a set of narratives engaging life within public organizations, focusing on works produced during the last twenty-five years in the US and UK. The genres discussed include British government narratives inspired by and reacting to Yes Minister, British appeasement narratives, American political narratives, the Cuban Missile Crisis narrative, jury decision-making narratives, and heroic teacher narratives. In each genre lessons are presented regarding both effective management and essential narrative skills. Governing Fables is intended for public management and political science scholars and practitioners interested in leadership and management, as well as readers drawn to the political subject matter and to the genre of political films, novels, and television series.

A Wider Social Role for Sport

Biddle, S.,Gorley,T.and Stensel, D.J. (2004) 'HealthEnhancing Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour in Children and ... A Critical Exploration oftheConcept of Social Capitaland its Incorporation into Leisure PolicyDiscourse', ...

Author: Fred Coalter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134227112

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 216

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Sport is perceived to have the potential to alleviate a variety of social problems and generally to ‘improve’ both individuals and the communities in which they live. Sport is promoted as a relatively cost effective antidote to a range of social problems – often those stemming from social exclusion - including poor health, high crime levels, drug abuse and persistent youth offending, educational under-achievement, lack of social cohesion and community identity and economic decline. To this end, there is increasing governmental interest in what has become known as ‘sport for good’. A Wider Social Role for Sport presents the political and historical context for this increased government interest in sport’s potential contribution to a range of social problems. The book explores the particular social problems that governments seek to address through sport, and examines the nature and extent of the evidence for sport’s positive role. It illustrates that, in an era of evidence-based policy-making, the cumulative evidence base for many of these claims is relatively weak, in part because such research is faced with substantial methodological problems in isolating the precise contribution of sport in many contexts. Drawing on worldwide research, A Wider Social Role for Sport explores the current state of knowledge and understanding of the presumed impacts of sport and suggests that we need to adopt a different approach to research and evaluation if sports researchers are to develop their understanding and make a substantial contribution to sports policy..

Dreams of Lovers and Lies of Poets

here the Lover distinguishes himself not only from adonis, but also from the ovidian orpheus. seeking proof of the lady's ... the discourse of genius, and the story of pygmalion and mirra with its invitation to return to adonis... an ...

Author: Sylvia Huot

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351569200

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 123

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The Roman de la Rose explicitly offers an 'art of love', while also repeatedly asserting that the experience of love is impossible to put into words. An examination of the intertextual density of the Rose , with its citations and adaptations of a range of Latin authors, shows that the discourse of bodily desire, pleasure, and trauma emerges indirectly from the juxtaposition and conflation of sources. Huot's new book focuses on Guillaume de Lorris's use of the Ovidian corpus, and on Jean de Meun's dazzling orchestration of allusions to a wider range of Latin writers: principally Ovid, Boethius, and Virgil, but also including John of Salisbury and Alain de Lille. In both parts of the Rose , poetic allegory is a language that can express the unspeakable and the ineffable.

Justice and Human Rights in the African Imagination

If stories can convince enough people in society to imagine the pain of others, there might be just enough people in society to understand the need for laws that grant members of the LGBTQ their right to be who they are.

Author: Chielozona Eze

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000376258

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 184

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Justice and Human Rights in the African Imagination is an interdisciplinary reading of justice in literary texts and memoirs, films, and social anthropological texts in postcolonial Africa. Inspired by Nelson Mandela and South Africa’s robust achievements in human rights, this book argues that the notion of restorative justice is integral to the proper functioning of participatory democracy and belongs to the moral architecture of any decent society. Focusing on the efforts by African writers, scholars, artists, and activists to build flourishing communities, the author discusses various quests for justice such as environmental justice, social justice, intimate justice, and restorative justice. It discusses in particular ecological violence, human rights abuses such as witchcraft accusations, the plight of people affected by disability, homophobia, misogyny, and sex trafficking, and forgiveness. This book will be of interest to scholars of African literature and films, literature and human rights, and literature and the environment.

Free Software the Internet and Global Communities of Resistance

This Internet Threat position resonated with the proprietary discourse, since it viewed the technological potential ... greater controls over users who sought to copy and share files, including surveillance of those users' activities.

Author: Sara Schoonmaker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317374190

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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This book explores software's pivotal role as the code that powers computers, mobile devices, the Internet, and social media. Creating conditions for the ongoing development and use of software, including the Internet as a communications infrastructure, is one of the most compelling issues of our time. Free software is based upon open source code, developed in peer communities as well as corporate settings, challenging the dominance of proprietary software firms and promoting the digital commons. Drawing upon key cases and interviews with free software proponents based in Europe, Brazil and the U.S., the book explores pathways toward creating the digital commons and examines contemporary political struggles over free software, privacy and civil liberties on the Internet that are vital for the commons' continued development.