Women on the Verge

In exploring the promises , limitations , and contradictions of these “ occidental longings , " Women on the verge exposes the racial and erotic politics of transnational mobility . Kelsky shows how female cosmopolitanism ...

Author: Karen Kelsky

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 082232816X

Category: Social Science

Page: 294

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DIVExplores issues of gender, race and national identity in Japan, by taking up for critical analysis an emergent national trend, in which some urban Japanese women turn to the West--through study abroad, work abroad, and romance with Westerners-- in order/div

On the Verge of Convergence

On the Verge of Convergence contributes to a clearer understanding of the on-going process of social transformation within developing capitalist societies. Henry k Doma.nski is Professor of Sociology at the Institute of Philosophy and ...

Author: Henryk Doma?ski

Publisher: Central European University Press

ISBN: 9639116823

Category: Political Science

Page: 185

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"Applying the Erikson-Goldthorpe classification of class positions, Domanski presents fully comparable data to enable political comparisons to be made with other countries, especially those with firmly established free-market economies."--BOOK JACKET.

The Verge

In the bestselling tradition of The Swerve and A Distant Mirror, The Verge tells the story of a period that marked a decisive turning point for both European and world history.

Author: Patrick Wyman

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781538701171

Category: History

Page: 488

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The creator of the hit podcast series Tides of History and Fall of Rome explores the four explosive decades between 1490 and 1530, bringing to life the dramatic and deeply human story of how the West was reborn. In the bestselling tradition of The Swerve and A Distant Mirror, The Verge tells the story of a period that marked a decisive turning point for both European and world history. Here, author Patrick Wyman examines two complementary and contradictory sides of the same historical coin: the world-altering implications of the developments of printed mass media, extreme taxation, exploitative globalization, humanistic learning, gunpowder warfare, and mass religious conflict in the long term, and their intensely disruptive consequences in the short-term. As told through the lives of ten real people—from famous figures like Christopher Columbus and wealthy banker Jakob Fugger to a ruthless small-time merchant and a one-armed mercenary captain—The Verge illustrates how their lives, and the times in which they lived, set the stage for an unprecedented globalized future. Over an intense forty-year period, the seeds for the so-called "Great Divergence" between Western Europe and the rest of the globe would be planted. From Columbus's voyage across the Atlantic to Martin Luther's sparking the Protestant Reformation, the foundations of our own, recognizably modern world came into being. For the past 500 years, historians, economists, and the policy-oriented have argued which of these individual developments best explains the West's rise from backwater periphery to global dominance. As The Verge presents it, however, the answer is far more nuanced.

On the Verge

... Library of Congress Cataloging in Publication Data Eberhart, Dikkon. On the verge. "A Barbara Holdridge book." I. Title. PZ4.El460n 1979 [PS3555.B463] 813'.5'4 79-9810 ISBN 0-916144-40-2 To Gordon and Mary Lou and John and Francine who.

Author: Dikkon Eberhart


ISBN: UOM:39015031232054


Page: 215

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LONGLISTED FOR THE STORY PRIZE Named one of the Best Books of the Year by Bustle and Lit Hub A fiercely empathetic group portrait of the marginalized and outcast in moments of crisis, from one of the most galvanizing voices in American ...

Author: Lidia Yuknavitch

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780525534891

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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LONGLISTED FOR THE STORY PRIZE Named one of the Best Books of the Year by Bustle and Lit Hub A fiercely empathetic group portrait of the marginalized and outcast in moments of crisis, from one of the most galvanizing voices in American fiction. Lidia Yuknavitch is a writer of rare insight into the jagged boundaries between pain and survival. Her characters are scarred by the unchecked hungers of others and themselves, yet determined to find salvation within lives that can feel beyond their control. In novels such as The Small Backs of Children and The Book of Joan, she has captivated readers with stories of visceral power. Now, in Verge, she offers a shard-sharp mosaic portrait of human resilience on the margins. The landscape of Verge is peopled with characters who are innocent and imperfect, wise and endangered: an eight-year-old black-market medical courier, a restless lover haunted by memories of his mother, a teenage girl gazing out her attic window at a nearby prison, all of them wounded but grasping toward transcendence. Clear-eyed yet inspiring, Verge challenges us with moments of uncomfortable truth, even as it urges us to place our faith not in the flimsy guardrails of society but in the memories held—and told—by our own individual bodies.

On the Verge of a Planetary Civilization

happening: on the verge of tears, on the verge of revolution, on the verge of insanity. A philosophy of integral ecology is almost happening, and a planetary civilization is on its way. In that sense, humans are on the verge of the ...

Author: Sam Mickey

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781783481385

Category: Philosophy

Page: 268

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On the Verge of a Planetary Civilization: A Philosophy of Integral Ecology draws on the work of Gilles Deleuze, and his contemporaries and successors, in order to explore the ecological problems facing our globally interconnected civilization.

On the Verge

Author: Maurice Sandoz

Publisher: Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday

ISBN: WISC:89091871970


Page: 127

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Bodies on the Verge

We are neither behind nor ahead more cutting edge fields more accustomed to queering interventions; perhaps, on the verge of this moment, our assumed boundaries have never been more porous. Perhaps this is not the case, ...

Author: Joseph A. Marchal

Publisher: SBL Press

ISBN: 9780884143352

Category: Religion

Page: 378

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A collection that resets the terms of interpreting the Pauline letters Interpretation of Paul's letters often proves troubling, since people frequently cite them when debating controversial matters of gender and sexuality. Rather than focusing on the more common defensive responses to those expected prooftexts that supposedly address homosexuality, the essays in this collection reflect the range, rigor, vitality, and creativity of other interpretive options influenced by queer studies. Thus key concepts and practices for understanding these letters in terms of history, theology, empire, gender, race, and ethnicity, among others, are rethought through queer interventions within both ancient settings and more recent history and literature. Features: New options for how to interpret and use Paul's letters, particularly in light of their use in debates about sexuality and gender Developing approaches in queer studies that help with understanding and using Pauline letters and interpretations differently Key reflections on the two "clobber passages" (Rom 1:26-27 and 1 Cor 6:9) that demonstrate the relevance of a far wider range of texts throughout the Pauline corpus

The Verge

Susan Glaspell. The Verge Susan Glaspell THE VERGE First performed at the Provincetown Playhouse on November. Front Cover.

Author: Susan Glaspell

Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan


Category: Fiction


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One of Susan Glaspell's most popular plays, and one of the first works of American expressionist theatrical art.

On the Verge

Be Kind is one of the Verge Strategies you'll learn more about in Part IV. Being kind will not only make your practice smoother and more enjoyable, it will also carry over into your daily life. We can all use more kindness and love.

Author: Cara Bradley

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 9781608683758

Category: Self-Help

Page: 248

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Tap Your Personal Power and Thrive Have you ever hoped to recapture the powerful sense of aliveness you’ve felt at the best moments of your life? Cara Bradley can show you how. With enlightening stories and fresh practices, her book will teach you how to experience what she calls “high-definition, high-voltage living” on purpose, every day. She will expertly guide you through the process toward an indescribable sense of fulfillment and empowerment that you may not have thought possible but that was always there, on the “verge” of happening, ready to emerge. This user-friendly book also offers: • the encouragement to not be a spectator of life but to instead cultivate ways to live beyond your busy mind and be present in each moment • the coaching you need to stay consistent with transformative daily practices • the guidance to trust that, like spiritual sages and Olympic athletes, you have brilliance and strength available to you at any time

On the Verge of Tears

Why the Movies, Television, Music, Art, Popular Culture, Literature, and the Real World Make Us Cry Michele Byers, David Lavery. — On the Verge of Tears: Why the Movies, Television, Music,

Author: Michele Byers

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Pub

ISBN: IND:30000127030330

Category: Psychology

Page: 247

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Contemplating how and why art, music, film, literature, theatre, theory and material artifacts make us weep, this collection of essays considers the ways in which tears implicate us in tragedy, comedy and horror.

On the Verge

Verge 456 He fell to his knees and cried. His tears dripped onto the platform and then into the void. “The form you see before you is hopelessly lost without your guidance. The life you gave to me is coming to a close.

Author: Dan Fowler

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781411628069


Page: 513

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Death chokes him. Dan's life has been full of unfulfilled memories and whispers in the darkness. Death has knocked on his door to claim its award. Secrets are revealed by one of the unknowns to a doctor who is trying to keep sanity in an insane world. Out of control in a small California doctor's office, Dr. Alfred Fine Jake attempts to combat Dan's demons. Januari Winters, a parapsychologist from New York City, leaves you on the edge of your seat with her unorthodox treatments. Can she help? There seems to be nowhere to turn as havoc takes full control. Is there no answer?

On the Verge

When she isn't writing prose or screenplays, she works as a television writer and producer. She'd like to give a shout out to all the assistants out there who'd rather be doing something else. On the Verge is her debut novel.

Author: Ariella Papa

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 9781459246065

Category: Fiction

Page: 298

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Twenty-three-year-old Jersey girl Eve Vitali is on the verge of something...whether it be a relationship, the fabulous life that she reads about in the Styles section of the New York Times or a nervous breakdown. Despite her Jackie O. suit, Eve works as an unappreciated assistant for—of all things—a bicycle magazine. Everyone keeps telling her that she's got her foot in the door, but the rest of her is surfing the Net and schlepping around with Tabitha, an Amazonian sex goddess. Between glam parties, obligatory visits home and myriad men, Eve is realizing that it takes a lot of work to get beyond the verge and on to the next big thing.... It seems everyone has advice on how to get there: Eve (on keeping her "foot in the door"): "Develop artificial cheeriness. Answer all requests with 'great.' Hypothetical: Person of dubious authority: 'Eve, why don't you count all of the paper clips in the entire department and then divide them into seven equal piles?' Me: 'Great. I'll get right on it. That'll be great.'" Tabitha (prefers foreign men, gets entree to the coolest parties, buys lots of underwear): "Remove unsightly hairs before all dates." Roseanne (Eve's roommate who works in—gasp!—finance): "Whatever you do, don't be predictable."

The Intimate Verge

Stephanie Sesic. The Intimate Verge wy Gron Stephanie Sesic Stephanie Sesic The Intimate Verge This One R5P6-9LZ - BYUJ. Front Cover.

Author: Stephanie Sesic

Publisher: Pudding House Publications

ISBN: 1589986563


Page: 31

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Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

The box-office smash appearance of Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown on Spanish screens in 1988 perfectly captured the changing sociopolitical mood of the country. It also marked a further development in Almodóvar's abandonment ...

Author: Peter William Evans

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781839022531

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 88

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Pedro Almodóvar's 1988 black comedy-melodrama Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown established its director as one of the most exciting of European film-making talents. An often hilarious study of sexual mores, Women on the Verge has a central character, Pepa (Carmen Maura), as warm and richly drawn as any modern film heroine. Made strong and self-reliant by suffering in a troubled relationship, Pepa is the centre of a network of lovers, friends and family who represent a vivid cross-section of Spanish society. Peter William Evans provides a formidable analysis of Almodóvar's insights into gender, sexuality and identity. Evans sees Women on the Verge as concerned with the often tyrannical spell of sexual desire and the anxieties of relationships and families, but also with the possibilities for personal liberation. He discusses the film in the context of the history of Spain and the social revolution that occurred after the death of Franco. In his foreword to this new edition, Evans reflects upon Women on the Verge in the light of Almodóvar's subsequent films, and the impact of Carmen Maura's performance as Pepa on the representation of women in Spanish cinema.

A Study Guide for Susan Glaspell s The Verge

The Verge was one of Susan Glaspell's first fulllength plays and is considered by many to be the most complex of her career. The play grew out of Glaspell's recognition of the way in which Victorian society left some women feeling ...

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781410361721

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 30

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A Study Guide for Susan Glaspell's "The Verge," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Drama For Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Drama For Students for all of your research needs.

On the Verge of Greatness

Min. Vander L. Williams, Jr. PASTOR VANDER L. WILLIAMS JR On the Verge of Greatness On the Verge of Greatness. ON THE VERGE OF Front Cover.

Author: Min. Vander L. Williams, Jr.

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781450048651

Category: Self-Help

Page: 55

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Have you ever needed a breakthrough, but just could not breakthrough? Maybe you felt you were on the edge of receiving your manifested promises from God, but they were somehow held up? If so then “On the verge of greatness will catapult you into the next dimension of what God has in store for your life. Whether it be in marriage, business, or relationships, “On the verge of greatness is just what your faith needs to get you through the obstacles that frustrate your purpose. In this his first written project Minister Vander shares his insight on how to escape the unbroken cycles of life.

A Museum on the Verge

A Museum on the Verge goes behind the scenes at the DIA to disclose the political , economic , and social forces that shaped the museum from its founding to the present day . Drawing on new archival research , Abt reveals that the ...

Author: Jeffrey Abt

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 0814328415

Category: Architecture

Page: 315

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The Detroit Institute of Arts is one of America's largest and oldest municipal art museums. However, even as the museum grew into a distinguished collection, there were threats of closure. The DIA has walked a financial tightrope since it opened just over a century ago, and was nearly closed by government funding cuts in the 1970s and 1990s. Now Jeffrey Abt tells how the DIA has had to struggle to maintain its fine art collection with barely enough income to remain open. A Museum on the Verge goes behind the scenes at the DIA to disclose the political, economic, and social forces that shaped the museum from its founding to the present day. Drawing on new archival research, Abt reveals that the growing discrepancy between the museum's size and its operating budget was the result of a century of ad hoc solutions to institutional problems that left the DIA vulnerable to annual income losses -- especially reductions of government funding. He also explains its complex relations with private and government entities and delineates the integral role of the museum's support group, the Founders Society. Abt's account is supplemented by a wealth of material, including legal documents and numerical data taken at five-year intervals from the 1880s through 2000 that is presented in both tables and graphs. The data, which comprehensively survey vital statistics such as attendance, collections growth, and finances, provide a rich resource for comparative research on other museums. As a case study of a prominent public institution, A Museum on the Verge offers an invaluable research model for scholars and museum professionals alike.