Writing at the Margin

One of the most influential and creative scholars in medical anthropology takes stock of his recent intellectual odysseys in this collection of essays.

Author: Arthur Kleinman

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520919475

Category: Social Science

Page: 300

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One of the most influential and creative scholars in medical anthropology takes stock of his recent intellectual odysseys in this collection of essays. Arthur Kleinman, an anthropologist and psychiatrist who has studied in Taiwan, China, and North America since 1968, draws upon his bicultural, multidisciplinary background to propose alternative strategies for thinking about how, in the postmodern world, the social and medical relate. Writing at the Margin explores the border between medical and social problems, the boundary between health and social change. Kleinman studies the body as the mediator between individual and collective experience, finding that many health problems—for example the trauma of violence or depression in the course of chronic pain—are less individual medical problems than interpersonal experiences of social suffering. He argues for an ethnographic approach to moral practice in medicine, one that embraces the infrapolitical context of illness, the responses to it, the social institutions relating to it, and the way it is configured in medical ethics. Previously published in various journals, these essays have been revised, updated, and brought together with an introduction, an essay on violence and the politics of post-traumatic stress disorder, and a new chapter that examines the contemporary ethnographic literature of medical anthropology.

Wuthering Heights

Examines the historical, literary, and critical context of Emily Bronte's classic novel

Author: Maggie Berg

Publisher: Macmillan Reference USA

ISBN: STANFORD:36105019237374

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 136

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Examines the historical, literary, and critical context of Emily Bronte's classic novel

Writing in the Margins

Ironically, Writing in the Margins will play a central role in the life of many
contemporary Christians. —Katherine Willis Pershey, author of Any Day a
Beautiful Change: A Story of Faith and Family Talk about a book that practices
what it preaches ...

Author: Lisa Nichols Hickman

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 9781426767500

Category: Religion

Page: 160

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Bring your world to Scripture. Bring Scripture to your world. In ink, in living color.

Writing in the Margins

Both write in journals as a type of therapy -- Jack needs to understand the
unwanted changes in his life, and John grapples with his inadequacies and
depression. The journal entries change from a healing mechanism to nothing
short of ...

Author: Kenneth Jr. Rogers

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing

ISBN: 9781606934678

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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The lives of Jack Mueller and John Rubaker unknowingly intertwine through the juxtaposition of fiction and reality. Both write in journals as a type of therapy -- Jack needs to understand the unwanted changes in his life, and John grapples with his inadequacies and depression. The journal entries change from a healing mechanism to nothing short of miraculous. Suddenly, wishes written down come true. Words create reality. Words create life changes. In a twist reminiscent of Walter Mitty, the characters live in medieval times, the Elizabethan era, and in the 1920's. Extraordinary twists and turns take the reader on an unforgettable adventure of the mind. This intriguing tale questions what is reality, what is fake, and whether one is better than the other.

Writing on the Margins

A collection of 21 essays by David Bartholomae — one of the composition community’s most prominent members — Writing on the Margins: Essays on Composition and Teaching includes selections that have helped shape the discipline of ...

Author: David Bartholomae

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0312258690

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 386

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A collection of 21 essays by David Bartholomae — one of the composition community’s most prominent members — Writing on the Margins: Essays on Composition and Teaching includes selections that have helped shape the discipline of composition studies. With Bartholomae’s wide-ranging introduction and three retrospective postscripts to set the essays in context, Writing on the Margins serves as a valuable reference — and as a powerful introduction to crucial issues in the field.

Written in the Margins

... Alma has embraced the constancy of writing. Her poems have been published
in magazines and other media, her short stories read and her plays performed at
community events. In the margins of her journey she always writes about her ...

Author: Alma Margaret Permar

Publisher: Wheatmark, Inc.

ISBN: 9781604945119

Category: Poetry

Page: 196

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In the midst of nurturing a family, working in various full-time professional careers, living and traveling throughout the United States and other countries, Alma Margaret Permar has continued to write. In this book she has now brought some of the notes from the margins of her experiences into the center of the page. She has integrated her reflections and insights into a collection of very accessible poetry seeded by our universal life experiences of challenge, conflict, change, and celebration. This is a book that you will want to place on your nightstand with a pen so that you, too, can make notes in its margins as your own reflections and insights emerge. You will not only appreciate reading and engaging these poems, but you will also treasure discovering your own notes written in the margins of this book.

Writing in the Margins

Looking closely at a group of writers who rejected the industrial West in favor of the expatriate life and made that quest the subject of their work, Marilynn Papayanis reveals their concerns to be ethical as well as aesthetic.

Author: Marilyn Adler Papayanis

Publisher: Nashville : Vanderbilt University Press

ISBN: 0826514685

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 277

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Looking closely at a group of writers who rejected the industrial West in favor of the expatriate life and made that quest the subject of their work, Marilynn Papayanis reveals their concerns to be ethical as well as aesthetic. Her book brims with fresh insights into such works as Paul Bowles's The Sheltering Sky, Lawrence Durrell's The Alexandria Quartet, and Michael Ondaatjes The English Patient.

Writing on the Margins

When I began writing about composition, the field was in its earliest stages of
becoming a recognized discipline. ... Although the title of this book, Writing on the
Margins, is drawn from one of the essays, it is not meant to highlight that essay or
 ...

Author: D. Bartholomae

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781403984395

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 386

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A collection of twenty-one essays by David Bartholomae, Writing on the Margins includes selections that have helped shape the discipline of composition studies. With a wide-ranging introduction and three retrospective postscripts to set the essays in context, it serves as a valuable reference and as a powerful introduction to crucial issues in the field. This book has been awarded the MLA's Mina P. Shaugnessy Award, recognizing an outstanding research publication on the teaching of English.

Writing From the Margins

Exploring the Writing Practices of Youth in the Juvenile Justice System Kristine E.
Pytash. in the lives of adolescents, and encourages student to write and view
themselves as writers. The question is changed from, What is the value of ...

Author: Kristine E. Pytash

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781475830651

Category: Education

Page: 126

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A critical examination of the complex role of writing in court-involved young adults’ lives, the purpose of this book is to provide an in-depth look at how writing might possibly be the best opportunity to give students a voice to express themselves; an opportunity to recognize their strengths; and chance to give them hope.

Writing from the Margin and Other Essays

Thought-Provoking And Engaging, This Collection Showcases, For The First Time, The Broad Sweep Of Deshpande S Non-Fiction Writing.

Author: Shashi Deshpande

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015061550466

Category: Authorship

Page: 252

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Like Her Fiction, Shashi Deshpande S Essays Hold A Universal Appeal, Even When Firmly Entrenched In The Social Realities Of Our Everyday Life And Grappling With Issues That Are Particularly Indian. Some Of The Finest Pieces In This Collection Deal With Language And Writing: The Prickly And Often Acrimonious Issue Of English, The Deep And Unfortunate Divide Between English And The Regional Languages, The Importance And Necessity Of Translations, The Compulsions Of The Global Market On Literature, A Writer S Obligation To Self-Censorship, The Moral Vision That Underscores All Good Writing, The Unshakable Worth Of Readers And Much More. There Are Also Essays In Which Shashi Deshpande Talks About Her Own Craft, How Each One Of Her Novels Took Shape, Going Into Particulars And Readily Sharing Confidentialities So That Readers Will Experience The Same Intimacy They Encounter In Her Novels. Much Of Her Writing Is Shaped By The Fact That She Is A Woman. With Unflinching Honesty She Clearly Articulates The Difficulties Of Writing As A Politically Aware Woman, Touching Upon Matters Of Contention Such As Gender, Feminism, Marginalization And The Relevance Of Reworking Myths. Thought-Provoking And Engaging, This Collection Showcases, For The First Time, The Broad Sweep Of Deshpande S Non-Fiction Writing.

Writing from the Margins

Elbow is arguing not that the doubting game be eliminated from writing classes,
but that the believing game not be dominated by it. Meaning in language grows
out of both kinds of thinking, he claims, and the meaning is not in words but in the
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780195362077

Category:

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The Other Side of the Story

Chapter 1 Writing in the Margins : Jean Rhys One of the most striking aspects of
the current Jean Rhys revival is the extent to which readers united in their
determination to praise Rhys have divided on the issue of autobiography in her
novels .

Author: Molly Hite

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801480175

Category: English fiction

Page: 172

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Annotation A study of the radical innovations in narrative form attempted by a number of influential contemporary women fiction writers--notably Jean Rhys, Doris Lessing, Alice Walker, and Margaret Atwood. First published by Cornell U. Press in 1989. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.

Out of the Margins

Vernacularization before Shuihu zhuan It is extremely difficult to determine
exactly when the writing script of ancient China began to diverge from speech .
Bernhard Karlgren estimated that Chinese writing and speech started to part
ways at ...

Author: Liangyan Ge

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 0824823702

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 306

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The novel Water Margin (Shuihu zhuan), China's earliest full-length narrative in vernacular prose, first appeared in print in the sixteenth century. The tale of one hundred and eight bandit heroes evolved from a long oral tradition; in its novelized form, it played a pivotal role in the rise of Chinese vernacular fiction, which flourished during the late Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) periods. Liangyan Ge's multidimensional study considers the evolution of Water Margin and the rise of vernacular fiction against the background of the vernacularization of premodern Chinese literature as a whole. This gradual and arduous process, as the book convincingly shows, was driven by sustained contact and interaction between written culture and popular orality. Ge examines the stylistic and linguistic features of the novel against those of other works of early Chinese vernacular literature (stories, in particular), revealing an accretion of features typical of different historical periods and a prolonged and cumulative process of textualization. In addition to providing a meticulous philological study, his work offers a new reading of the novel that interprets some of its salient characteristics in terms of the interplay between audience, storytellers, and men of letters associated with popular orality.

The Poetics of the Margins

Mapping Europe from the Interstices Rossella M. Riccobono, Rossella
Riccobono. of a diaspora author , as he does not primarily write in his first
language . He is also different from postcolonial authors , as he is not a
postcolonial subject .

Author: Rossella M. Riccobono

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 3034301588

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 211

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This volume contains a selection of the proceedings of a conference on European problems of identity titled Europe and its Others, which was held in St Andrews in July 2007. It looks at some of the histories and stories that connect the European margins to an imagined or imaginary centre of this complex continent as seen mostly from within, and with self-reflective insights from literary, socio-historical and cinematic perspectives. By following the marginal route created by the essays, the volume juxtaposes, as in a mosaic, a range of artistic discourses produced in many European languages. Each of these discourses highlights a different perception of belonging or not belonging to Europe; and each of these discourses brings to the fore in its respective society a fresh perspective on new European territories seen not as 'the other' but rather as contiguous tiles in a mosaic of idiosyncrasies. Lying one next to the other, these territories engage in dialogue poetically - harmoniously or dissonantly - in an attempt to create through their juxtaposition an enigmatic poetic discourse of the margins.

Across the Margins

Homi K. Bhabha writes of the ' ambivalent margin of the nation - space ' and ' the
ambivalent , antagonistic perspective of nation as narration ' ( 1990a : 4 ) . These '
ambivalent margins ' are contained in the Scottish metaphor of the Debatable ...

Author: Glenda Norquay

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719057493

Category: Social Science

Page: 214

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Contributors to this text discuss what it is to be British or Irish, and how people come to describe themselves as such. The study offers a comparative, theoretically informed analysis of the cultural formation of the Atlantic Archipelago, working across the disciplines of history, geography, literature and cultural studies. It also includes specific case-studies on contemporary poetry, fiction, drama, popular music and art. The essaye respond to recent constitutional developments in Great Britain and Ireland, exploring their implications both for the cultural negotiation of marginality and for established critical paradigms.

Transforming the Center Eroding the Margins

ROBERT C. FUHRMANN Masculine Form / Feminine Writing : The
Autobiography of Fanny Lewald F ANNY LEWALD ( 1811-1889 ) IS OFTEN
placed along with the other great women writers of the nineteenth century ,
among them George ...

Author: Dagmar C. G. Lorenz

Publisher: Camden House

ISBN: 157113171X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 324

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Transforming the Center, Eroding the Marginsis a collection ofcritical articles about recent and contemporary German literaturedesigned to stimulate discussion about German-speaking culture from thepoint of view of diversity. The combination of broad historicalapproaches and detailed textual analyses made it possible to present inthis volume a spectrum of identities and positions within theGerman-speaking sphere, and sometimes even within the work of a singleauthor. Examining the works of German-speaking authors of differentbackgrounds and countries of residence from many different points ofview shows that the very concept of a unified "German Culture" is aconstruct.Because of the increasing visibility of various ethnic,religious, cultural, and economic groups -- including migrant workers,exiles, and immigrants -- multiculturalism and cultural diversity inCentral Europe have received considerable attention in public debatesince the disintegration of the Eastern bloc and the fall of the BerlinWall. Yet neither cultural diversity nor the gender issues examinedthroughout the volume are recent phenomena. Upon closer scrutiny thenotions of center and margin are shown to have origins in the nineteenthcentury and before.The articles in this volume, distinct in theirapproaches and each one concerned with specific situations, reveal anongoing decline of mainstream discourse: the erosion of the cultural"center," and a strengthening of what continues to be referred to as"marginal." The literary and intellectual production of groups that areseen as marginal is becoming ever more compelling and visible, as isdocumented in Transforming the Center, Eroding the Margins.

The Margins of Orthodoxy

Heterodox Writing and Cultural Response, 1660-1750 Roger D. Lund.
Acknowledgments Eight of the chapters in this collection were first presented at
the Le Moyne Forum on Religion and Literature, September 26-28, 1991. Ronald
Paulson's ...

Author: Roger D. Lund

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521025982

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 316

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The struggle between orthodox Anglicans and the deists, freethinkers, and 'atheists' who opposed their exclusive claims to religious power and political authority reveals cultural practices and ideological assumptions central to an understanding of eighteenth-century thought. In this 1995 collection of essays, leading scholars look beyond the clash of philosophical propositions to examine the role of deists and freethinkers as the producers and the subjects of literary, philosophical and religious controversy. They explore the curious symbiosis between the defense of orthodoxy and the elaboration of new forms of heterodox argument; they examine the practical implications of the debate in specific areas such as the libel laws and the growing influence of Lockean philosophy; and they show how the assault on orthodoxy influenced the development of historiography, public policy, and even the rise of the novel.

Essays from the Margins

Persuasion by means of the right arguments, the quotation of the proper
authorities and texts, the coherence of logical reasoning: this is the illusion that
has impelled him to write so many books, like his two apologies against Juan
ginés de ...

Author: Luis N. Rivera-Pagán

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781630876753

Category: Religion

Page: 162

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These essays emerge from different crucial and complex conflicts: from the memory of a bishop, Bartolome de las Casas, urging the pope of his time to cleanse the church of complicity with violence, oppression, and slavery; from the lament and defiance of so many Middle Eastern women, victims of male domination and too many wars; from the voices bursting out from the colonial margins that dare to question and transgress the norms and laws imposed by colonizers and conquerors; from the emerging and diverse theological disruptions of traditional orthodoxies and rigid dogmatisms; from the denial of human rights to immigrant communities, living in the shadows of opulent societies; from the use of the sacred Hebrew Scriptures to displace and dispossess the indigenous peoples of Palestine. The essays belong to different intellectual genres and conceptual crossroads and are thus illustrative of the dialogic imagination that the Russian intellectual Mikhail Bakhtin considered basic to any serious intellectual enterprise. They are also the literary sediment of years of sharing lectures, dialogues, and debates in several academic institutions in the United States, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, Malaysia, Switzerland, Germany, and Palestine.

Marx at the Margins

Frequently writing in English and French as well as his native German, Marx was
a trilingual, cosmopolitan intellectual. This book brings together two sets of
writings from Marx's vast corpus, almost all ofthem written in London. (1) It
examines ...

Author: Kevin B. Anderson

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226019840

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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In Marx at the Margins, Kevin Anderson uncovers a variety of extensive but neglected texts by the well-known political economist which cast what we thought we knew about his work in a startlingly different light. Analyzing a variety of Marx’s writings, including journalistic work written for the New York Tribune, Anderson presents us with a Marx quite at odds with our conventional interpretations. Rather than providing us with an account of Marx as an exclusively class-based thinker, Anderson here offers a portrait of Marx for the twenty-first century: a global theorist whose social critique was sensitive to the varieties of human social and historical development, including not just class, but nationalism, race, and ethnicity, as well. Marx at the Margins ultimately argues that alongside his overarching critique of capital, Marx created a theory of history that was multi-layered and not easily reduced to a single model of development or revolution. Through highly-informed readings on work ranging from Marx’s unpublished 1879–82 notebooks to his passionate writings about the antislavery cause in the United States, this volume delivers a groundbreaking and canon-changing vision of Karl Marx that is sure to provoke lively debate in Marxist scholarship and beyond.

Romancing the Margins

Discussing contemporary texts such as Sarah Schulman's novel Empathy, Native American lesbian writing, biographies and autobiographies, and other texts by and about lesbians, this volume stresses the diversity of gender and sexual identity ...

Author: Gabriele Griffin

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1560231335

Category: Fiction

Page: 137

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Explore modern lesbian writing and the critical response it engenders! Central to current debates in lesbian and gender studies have been the role of the postmodern, the relation between sexual and other identities, the issues of marginalization at the intersections of race, class and sexuality, and definitions of lesbian identities. In this volume these concerns are analyzed in relation to contemporary lesbian texts like Sarah Schulman's Empathy as well as the classic The Well of Loneliness. 'Romancing the Margins'?: Lesbian Writing in the 1990s explores a range of critical responses to lesbian writing on issues of gender, sexuality, and lesbian identities, in particular those lesbian identities which are often situated on the margins of lesbian communities, in the final decade of the 20th century. Discussing Jeanette Winterson's recent novel Gut Symmetries, Native American lesbian writing, the film Entre Nous (which raises questions about the relationship between constructions of lesbian identity and holocaustic narratives), biographies and autobiographies, critical theory and other texts by and about lesbians, this volume stresses the diversity of gender and sexual identity in the 1990s and raises questions about the politics of those positions. 'Romancing the Margins'?: Lesbian Writing in the 1990s discusses and explores: the position of lesbians of color--at the intersection of gender, queer, and ethnic identity issues--and the specific, inherent difficulties of that situation. the poetry of June Jordon--poetry which has left typical gender, sexual, and ethnic categories by the wayside--by questioning the contemporary definitions of bisexual and lesbian writing. the language of high queer theory to engage with the ways in which lesbians of color deal with their sense of self in Ellen M. Gil-Gomez's Performing "La Mestiza": American Lesbians of Color Negotiating Identities . . . and more! The major movements in current gender studies have attempted to expand the simple notion of one lesbian identity, but even so, there remain blind spots that perpetuate exactly what they seek to disrupt. These blind spots are sometimes heterosexist, sometimes racist, and sometimes both. 'Romancing the Margins'? reveals many poignant lesbian issues as well as the array of critical thinking in relation to lesbian writing today. In its pages you will explore recent movements in gender studies that seek to rid literature and films of racist and anti-gay themes. 'Romancing the Margins'? provides a unique look at the dynamics of lesbian writing throughout the 1990s.