Repossessing the World

Repossessing the World is the first book-length critical inquiry into women’s use of a form that has often been dismissed as less important than autobiography, less professional than the novel, and less intellectual than the formal essay.

Author: Helen M. Buss

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

ISBN: 9780889209411

Category: Psychology

Page: 231

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Why does it seem as if everyone is writing memoirs, and particularly women? The current popularity of memoir verifies the common belief that we each have a story to tell. And we do...especially women. Memoirs are not only representations of women’s personal lives but also of their desire to repossess important parts of our culture, in which women’s stories have not mattered. Beginning with her own motivations for writing memoirs, Helen M. Buss examines the many kinds of memoir written by contemporary women: memoirs about growing up, memoirs about traumatic events, about relationships, about work. In writing memoirs, these women publicly assert that their lives have mattered. They reshape the memoir, a form as old as the middle ages and as young as today, into a social discourse that blends the personal with the political, the self with the significant other, literature with history, and fiction with autobiography and essay. Buss urges readers to use their reading experience to help themselves understand and write the significance of their own lives. Repossessing the World is the first book-length critical inquiry into women’s use of a form that has often been dismissed as less important than autobiography, less professional than the novel, and less intellectual than the formal essay. Buss demonstrates that the memoir makes its own art, not only through selective borrowing from these genres but also through the unique way that the tripartite narrative voice of the memoir constructs the personal and public experience of the memorist as significant to our cultural moment.

Motherhood Memoirs Mothers Creating Writing Lives

Helen Buss, in Repossessing the World: Reading Memoirs by Contemporary Women, claims that memoir is the ideal genre for bringing women's highly relational ...

Author: Justine Dymond

Publisher: Demeter Press

ISBN: 9781926452920

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

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The authors in this collection examine and critique motherhood memoir, alongside the texts of their own lives, while seeking to transform mothering practice— highlighting revolutionary praxis within books, or, when none is available, creating new visions for social change. Many essays interrogate the tensions of maternal narrative—the negotiation of the historical location of writer and readers, narrative and linguistic constraints, and the slippery ground of memory—as well as the borders constructed between the “objective” scholar and the reader who engages with and identifies with texts through her intellect and her emotional being.

Kenneth Burke in the 1930s

Burke was not even convinced that Marxist history should be understood scientifically , as the “ Dictionary ” entry for “ Repossess the World ” indicates ...

Author: Ann George

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 1570037000

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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Kenneth Burke once remarked that he was not a joiner of societies. Yet during the 1930s, he affiliated himself with a range of intellectual communities - including the leftists in the League of American Writers; the activist contributors to Partisan Review, the New Masses, the Nation, and the New Republic; and the southern Agrarians and New Critics, as well as various other poets and pragmatists and thinkers. Ann George and Jack Selzer underscore the importance of these relations to Burke's development and suggest that his major writing projects of the 1930s fundamentally emerged from interactions with members of these various groups, such as writers Robert Penn Warren, Katherine Anne Porter, Allen Tate, and John Crowe Ransom; poets Marianne Moore and William Carlos Williams; cutural commentators Malcolm Cowley, Mike Gold, and Edmund Wilson; and philosophers Sidney Hook and John Dewey. George and Selzer offer a comprehensive account of four Burke texts - Auscultation, Creation, and Revision (1932), Permanence and Change (1935), Attitudes toward History (1937), and The Philosophy of Literary Form (1941) - and contend that the work from this decade is at least as compelling as his later, more widely known books. The authors examine extensive and largely unexplored archives of Burke's papers, study the magazines in which Burke's works appeared, and, most important, read him carefully in relation to the ideological conversations of the time. Offering a rich context for understanding Burke's writings from one of his most prolific periods, George and Selzer argue that significant Burkean concepts - such as identification and dramatism - found in later texts ought to be understood as rooted in his 1930s commitments.

Seventh Thunder

As an objective of AIM, repossession is the result of a restored and revived Church reaping the great ... God is in the process of repossessing the world.

Author: Jeffrey E. Allen

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 9781600343971

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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Soft Weapons

“Tenebrae after September 11: Art, Empathy, and the Global Politics of Belonging. ... Repossessing the World: Reading Memoirs by Contemporary Women.

Author: Gillian Whitlock

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226895277

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 216

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Azar Nafisi’s Reading Lolita in Tehran,Marjane Satrapi’s comics, and “Baghdad Blogger” Salam Pax’s Internet diary are just a few examples of the new face of autobiography in an age of migration, globalization, and terror. But while autobiography and other genres of life writing can help us attend to people whose experiences are frequently unseen and unheard, life narratives can also be easily co-opted into propaganda. In Soft Weapons, Gillian Whitlock explores the dynamism and ubiquity of contemporary life writing about the Middle East and shows how these works have been packaged, promoted, and enlisted in Western controversies. Considering recent autoethnographies of Afghan women, refugee testimony from Middle Eastern war zones, Jean Sasson’s bestsellers about the lives of Arab women, Norma Khouri’s fraudulent memoir Honor Lost, personal accounts by journalists reporting the war in Iraq, Satrapi’s Persepolis, Nafisi’s book, and Pax’s blog, Whitlock explores the contradictions and ambiguities in the rapid commodification of life memoirs. Drawing from the fields of literary and cultural studies, Soft Weapons will be essential reading for scholars of life writing and those interested in the exchange of literary culture between Islam and the West.

Refiguring Les Ann es Noires

Helen M. Buss, Repossessing the World: Reading Memoirs by Contemporary Women (Toronto: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2002), xvii. 14.

Author: Kathy Comfort

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781498561617

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 216

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This book uses a close reading of seven literary memoirs of the Nazi Occupation of France to show how the collective memory of the period has been shaped by political and social factors. It incorporates trauma theory, history, and folklore studies, examining a diverse group of writers and bringing to the fore the unique perspective of each.

Repossessing the Land

Both Paul and Peter, contrary to taking over Earth's institutions, urged believers to submit to those in power because they are ordained of God to keep ...

Author: Richard J. Hewitt

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 9781594672910

Category: Religion

Page: 276

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This is a wakeup call to examine, by the Word, where modern Christianity is being misled. It also attempts to highlight the scriptural flaws of current evangelical trends and to point the way toward a more realistic Christian experienceQone based on the simplicity of the Gospel, grounded in historical reality.

Repossessing the Romantic Past

Introduction, Mansfield Park, Oxford: World's Classics, 1990. Introduction, Emma, London: Everyman's Library Classics, 1991. Part-author with Mark Philp of ...

Author: Heather Glen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139460316

Category: Literary Criticism


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Work on British Romanticism is often characterised as much by its conscious difference from preceding positions as it is by its approach to or choice of material. As a result, writing neglected or marginalised in one account will be restored to prominence in another, as we reconstruct the past as a history of the present. This collection of essays takes as its starting point the wide-ranging work of Marilyn Butler on Romantic literature, and includes contributions by some of the most prominent scholars of Romanticism working today. The essays offer interesting perspectives on Maria Edgeworth, Coleridge, Austen, Scott and others, showing that the openness of modern critical perceptions matches and reflects the diversity of the literature and culture of the Romantic period itself.

The Ministry of the Word Vol 21 No 4

By Repossessing the Earth, the Lord Having Enjoyment, and Then His Inviting His Followers, His Partners, to Participate in This Enjoyment, to Enter into His ...

Author: Various Authors

Publisher: Living Stream Ministry


Category: Religion

Page: 231

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This issue of The Ministry of the Word contains the first eight messages given during the fall 2016 term of the full-time training in Anaheim, California. The general subject of this series of messages is "The Failures in the Churches, the Degradation of the Church, the Overcomers in the Church, the Recovery of the Church, and the Stages of the Church." This issue comprises the first three components of this fivefold subject. This general subject unveils the decline of the church and illuminates our need to return to the orthodoxy of the church. The term orthodoxy refers to God's way for the church as ordained by Him and revealed in His Word. The practice of the church that is according to God's original intention was present in the early years of the church before degradation set in. We may say that orthodoxy is the equivalent of the word normal. Thus, the orthodoxy of the church is the normal Christian church life. The overcomers are normal Christians in a time of abnormality. Moreover, the principle of returning to the orthodoxy is the same as that of recovery. In order to be faithful to the Lord and to His word, we must forsake mere tradition and return to what God originally intended for the church. Concerning the actual practice of the church life, three particular matters must become clear to us and real within us. First, we need to have a genuine vision of the church and see the church as the Lord Himself sees the church. From the Scriptures that have been opened and rightly expounded to us through the ministry, may we have the veil lifted from our heart, receive the shining of the divine life, and have the sight under the anointing. Then we will begin to realize what the church is to Christ and how He views the church in its actual condition. In Revelation 2 and 3 the Lord Himself addressed many matters in the church, but before doing so, He presented to John a vision of the church as golden lampstands. In the eyes of the Lord all seven churches--including Thyatira, Sardis, and Laodicea, as actual local churches--were seven golden lampstands. This indicates that intrinsically, these seven churches were the embodiment and expression of the Triune God. Second, we need Christ's view and understanding concerning the degradation of the church. The Lord Jesus is absolutely clear about the degradation in the churches; nevertheless, it is He who regards the churches intrinsically as golden lampstands. Although the churches, in their history and actual practice, may be degraded in various ways, we need to see everything not from our natural perspective but as the Lord sees. Third, we need to know and carry out His way to care for the church in its condition. We are able to do so because we are governed by the vision of the church and have the Lord's view and understanding of the degradation in the church. We need to know how to minister life, how to conquer the satanic chaos, and how to present the truth. The co-workers in particular need to learn of the Lord how to represent Him and how to carry out His administration to establish and maintain the order in the churches. We need to be one with the Lord to minister Him according to the various situations. Message 1 identifies that the weaknesses and failures in the churches are due to the principle of Babylon, which is hypocrisy. To overcome this principle we must take Christ as our burnt offering. As the burnt offering, Christ is the One who is absolute for God and for His satisfaction. When we take Christ as our burnt offering and consecrate ourselves to, in, with, by, and through Him as our burnt offering, we become ashes. The ashes of the burnt offering were handled by the priests in a very stately and dignified way by placing them on the east side of the altar. The east side is the side toward the sunrise and is an allusion to resurrection. By being brought into resurrection, we are brought into the transformation of the Triune God to become gold, pearl, and precious stones, which are the building materials of the New Jerusalem. Hence, the ashes eventually become the New Jerusalem. This should be our daily experience. Messages 2 through 4 show that we need to consider the degradation of the church so that we may be inoculated against the decline. This divine and mystical vaccine will prevent us from repeating the failures in the churches and from falling into degradation. This inoculation will bring us back to the straight way of God's economy concerning the church. We need to take the straight way to be one with the persecuted Jesus by going outside the camp and bearing His reproach. The straight way is for the believers to be brought into the church in the way of life and built up in this life into the Body of Christ to bear the testimony of Jesus. The Lord's recovery is for the preparation of the bride, and in order for the bride to be prepared, the local churches must become in reality both the Body of Christ and the one new man. The Body is an organism through which the Lord can move to carry out His administration, and the one new man is a corporate person who will fulfill Genesis 1:26, expressing God with His image and representing Him with His dominion. In God's wise organic salvation, the Body and the one new man become the bride. Messages 5 through 8 consider the overcomers in the church. Instead of expressing a hope that everyone in the church will suddenly become absolutely faithful to the Lord, the Lord calls for overcomers. The Lord Jesus Himself is the first Overcomer (Rev. 3:21; 5:5), and He will reproduce Himself in those who have the heart to be produced as overcomers. The Reports and Announcements section of this issue contains reports from the January and February 2017 gospel trips to South Africa and Europe. There is also a list of upcoming conferences and trainings hosted by Living Stream Ministry and a website link for information related to similar events in Europe.

China and the World

Global Crisis of Capitalism Ben Mah. repossessing cars from the owners who are in default on auto loans. According to the Associated Press, “the number of ...

Author: Ben Mah

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1462056814

Category: Political Science

Page: 376

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Ben Mah’s book is an excellent warning of the problems — indeed, economic depth charges — that were planted in China by the neoliberals who have destroyed nearly every economy where their advice was followed. Ben Mah’s “China and the World” describes what China should accept and what it should reject in Western advice. Michael Hudson: Distinguished Professor of Economics at the University of Missouri Mr. Ben Mah is an acute observer. This book explodes the myth of “China’s Rise”, reveals the truth about how China’s economic policies have been misguided by neoliberalism. This is a good book that anyone concerned about China’s future should not miss. Genliang Jia, Professor, People’s University of ChinaAndong Zhu The essays in this book deserve great attention. Dajun Zhong, renowned economist Mr. Mah’s work could help us re-think the related policies and eliminate the influence of neoliberal ideology. Andong Zhu, Director, Qinghua University, China Mr. Mah’s work is a biting revelation of the unpleasant reality that lies behind such currently popular buzzwords as “privatization”, “marketization”, ”freedom of capital flow” and ”free trade”. Haibo Liu Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

Repossessing Shanland

World. As night falls on the mountainous borderland town of Wan Kan Hai, in Mattana's family compound just up the road from the motorbike taxi stand and the ...

Author: Jane M. Ferguson

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Pres

ISBN: 9780299333003

Category: History

Page: 319

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The Shan have been fighting since 1958 for the autonomous state in Southeast Asia they were promised. Jane M. Ferguson articulates Shanland as an ongoing project of resistance, resilience, and accommodation within Thailand and Myanmar, showing how the Shan have forged a homeland and identity during great upheaval.

Contemporary Housing Issues in a Globalized World

With regard to house repossessions, the evidence to date suggests that the snake has not taken hold. Despite the scale of arrears, the extent of ...

Author: Padraic Kenna

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317160830

Category: Law

Page: 298

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The globalization of housing finance led to the global financial crisis, which has created new barriers to adequate and affordable housing. It presents major challenges for current housing law and policy, as well as for the development of housing rights. This book examines and discusses key contemporary housing issues in the context of today’s globalized housing systems. The book takes up the challenge of developing a new paradigm, working towards the possibility of an alternative future. Revolving around three constellations of writing by diverse contributors, each chapter sets out a clear and developed approach to contemporary housing issues. The first major theme considers the crisis in mortgage market regulation, the development of mortgage securitization and comparisons between Spain and Ireland, two countries at the epicentre of the global housing market crisis. The second thematic consideration focuses on housing rights within the European human rights architecture, within national constitutions, and those arising from new international instruments, with their particular relevance for persons with disabilities and developing economies. The third theme incorporates an examination of responses to the decline and regeneration of inner cities, legal issues around squatting in developed economies, and changes in tenure patterns away from home-ownership. This topical book will be valuable to those who are interested in law, housing rights and human rights, policy-making and globalization.

World Art and the Legacies of Colonial Violence

I now turn to these trajectories and to the recovery of the Portuguese officers' remains. Recovering and repossessing European human ...

Author: DanielJ. Rycroft

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351536325

Category: Art

Page: 280

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How have imperialism and its after-effects impacted patterns of cultural exchange, artistic creativity and historical/curatorial interpretation? World Art and the Legacies of Colonial Violence - comprised of ten essays by an international roster of art historians, curators, and anthropologists - forges innovative approaches to post-colonial studies, Indigenous studies, critical heritage studies, and the new museology. This volume probes the degree to which global histories of conflict, coercion and occupation have shaped art historical approaches to intercultural knowledge and representation. These debates are relevant to contemporary artists and scholars of visual, material and museological culture in their attempts to negotiate imperial and colonial legacies. Confronting the aesthetics of Abolition, Fascism and Filipino independence, and re-thinking relationships between colonised and coloniser in Cameroon, North America and East Timor, the collection brings together new readings of Primitivism and Aboriginal art as well. It features discussions of touring exhibitions, popular media, modernist paintings and sculptures, historic photographs, human remains and art installations. In addition to the critical application of phenomenology in a fresh and contemporary manner, the volume?s ?world art? perspective nurtures the possibility that intercultural ethics are relevant to the study of art, power and modernity.

Repossessing and renewing

Repossessing and Renewing not spare himself hard truths . Perhaps it was the world's misfortune to be destined to belong to the stupid .



ISBN: UCAL:B4949018



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Cruising World

Repossessions are, unfortunately for banks and borrowers, a growing part of the used-boat market. Paula Price of National Liquidators, a repossession ...





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Implementation and World Politics

The Principles, then, have become essential in discussions and decisions regarding property repossession. CONCLUSIONS This chapter has argued that the ...

Author: Alexander Betts

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198712787

Category: Political Science

Page: 329

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A significant amount of International Relations scholarship focuses on the role of international norms in world politics. This work focuses mainly on how these norms emerge and governments sign and ratify them. Yet, it tells us very little about the conditions under which these norms actually make any difference to people's lives. In order to address this analytical gap, the book develops an original conceptual framework for understanding the neglected role ofimplementation in world politics. It applies this framework to explain variation in the impact of a range of people-centred norms relating to humanitarianism, human rights, and development.

Ethnicity and Nation Building in the Nordic World

Nevertheless , the main body of opinion was against repossessing Karelia . Their arguments were partly the same as those adduced by the Government , namely ...

Author: Sven Tägil


ISBN: 1850652392

Category: Minorities

Page: 333

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Few people would include Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland, four stable and apparently homogeneous countries lying on the northern periphery of Europe, within the context of the reemergence of ethnic nationalism throughout the world, yet each country contains ethnic minorities. In Ethnicity and Nation-Building in the Nordic World, Sven Tagil and his contributors examine the historical experiences and the modern roles of these minorities in the emergence of nationalism in the Nordic world.

British and American Studies

Repossessing the World As Kenneth Burke describes it , the need to " repossess the world ” is created when the incidental by - products of the bureaucratic ...



ISBN: UOM:39015053411479

Category: American literature


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Gentrification around the World Volume I

... who received either an eviction or repossession notice in 2016 had lived ... it seems that one third of all evictions and repossessions handled by the ...

Author: Jerome Krase

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030413378

Category: Social Science

Page: 319

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Bringing together scholarly but readable essays on the process of gentrification, this two-volume collection addresses the broad question: In what ways does gentrification affect cities, neighborhoods, and the everyday experiences of ordinary people? In this first volume of Gentrification around the World, contributors from various academic disciplines provide individual case studies on gentrification and displacement from around the globe: chapters cover the United States of America, Spain, Brazil, Sweden, Japan, Korea, Morocco, Great Britain, Canada, France, Finland, Peru, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Syria, and Iceland. The qualitative methodologies used in each chapter—which emphasize ethnographic, participatory, and visual approaches that interrogate the representation of gentrification in the arts, film, and other mass media—are themselves a unique and pioneering way of studying gentrification and its consequences worldwide.

Brave New World Contexts and Legacies

... as Brave New World registers their absence 'within' the story, repossessing high art from the technocratic doctrines that elsewhere claim its desuetude.

Author: Jonathan Greenberg

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137445414

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 254

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This collection of essays provides new readings of Huxley’s classic dystopian satire, Brave New World (1932). Leading international scholars consider from new angles the historical contexts in which the book was written and the cultural legacies in which it looms large. The volume affirms Huxley’s prescient critiques of modernity and his continuing relevance to debates about political power, art, and the vexed relationship between nature and humankind. Individual chapters explore connections between Brave New World and the nature of utopia, the 1930s American Technocracy movement, education and social control, pleasure, reproduction, futurology, inter-war periodical networks, motherhood, ethics and the Anthropocene, islands, and the moral life. The volume also includes a ‘Foreword’ written by David Bradshaw, one of the world’s top Huxley scholars. Timely and consistently illuminating, this collection is essential reading for students, critics, and Huxley enthusiasts alike.