Repossessing the World

Repossessing the World
Author: Helen M. Buss
Publsiher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
Total Pages: 231
Release: 2006-01-01
Genre: Psychology
ISBN: 9780889209411

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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.

Memory Muses Memoir

Memory  Muses  Memoir
Author: Deb Everson Borofka
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2009-12
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781440180330

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Why is the memoir genre so important? What is it that drives us to tell our own stories? The ancient Greek myth of Goddess Memory, and her daughters, the Muses, offers new ways to re-enter the stories of our lives and shape them in surprising ways. Mnemosyne's birthing of the Muses underscores her commitment to express all of the facets of her personal story: grief, joy, love, body, breath, history, spirituality, reverie, and humor. The memoirist follows Mnemosyne's imaginal lineage in crafting all memoirs. Memories live in matter, in the very cells of our bodies. Writing our life stories allows us to consider the content of our experiences, the plurality of perspectives from which we can choose to shape them, and the use that we want to make of them. We may choose to write for many reasons, psychological, physical, and cultural healing being just a few. This book suggests the exploration of an imaginable field is possible when we look at how figures from Greek mythology continue to inspire contemporary life writing.

Seventh Thunder

Seventh Thunder
Author: Jeffrey E. Allen,Donna M. Allen
Publsiher: Xulon Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2006-08-01
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9781600343971

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Japan Fluxus

Japan Fluxus
Author: Luciana Galliano
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2018-11-29
Genre: Music
ISBN: 9781498578264

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This book reinterprets the Fluxus movement focusing on the important and charming contribution of Japanese musicians and artists. It argues they were at the roots of Fluxus in their radical and refined way of making art—whether it was playing, performing, writing, or simply living.

Comparative Postcolonialism in the Works of V S Naipaul and Toni Morrison

Comparative Postcolonialism in the Works of V S  Naipaul and Toni Morrison
Author: Alshaymaa Mohamed Ahmed
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2022-07-15
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 9781666921632

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Comparative Postcolonialism in the Works of V.S. Naipaul and Toni Morrison: Fragmented Identities places comparative literature in a postcolonial context in order to widen its traditional scope and thereby pay greater attention to the relationship between indigenous and hegemonic cultures.

The Repossession Mambo

The Repossession Mambo
Author: Eric Garcia
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2009-03-31
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780061802836

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Thanks to the technological miracle of artiforgs, now you can live virtually forever. Nearly indestructible artificial organs, these wonders of metal and plastic are far more reliable and efficient than the cancer-prone lungs and fallible kidneys you were born with—and the Credit Union will be delighted to work out an equitable payment plan. But, of course, if you fall delinquent, one of their dedicated professionals will be dispatched to track you down and take their product back. This is the story of the making—and unmaking—of the best Bio-Repo Man in the extraction business, who finds his soul when he loses his heart . . . and then he has to run.

Repossessing Shanland

Repossessing Shanland
Author: Jane M. Ferguson
Publsiher: University of Wisconsin Pres
Total Pages: 319
Release: 2021-08-17
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780299333003

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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.

Starship Repo

Starship Repo
Author: Patrick S. Tomlinson
Publsiher: Tor Books
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2019-05-21
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781250302700

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Starship Repo is a fast-paced romp through the galaxy from Patrick S. Tomlinson. Firstname Lastname is a no one with nowhere to go. With a name that is the result of an unfortunate clerical error and destined to be one of the only humans on an alien space station. That is until she sneaks aboard a ship and joins up with a crew of repomen (they are definitely not pirates). Now she's traveling the galaxy "recovering" ships. What could go wrong? At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Battlefield Earth

Battlefield Earth
Author: L. Ron Hubbard,La Fayette Ron Hubbard
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1050
Release: 2000
Genre: Science fiction
ISBN: 190094488X

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A towering masterwork of science fiction adventure and one of the bestselling science fiction novels of all time, L. Ron Hubbard's Battlefield Earth opens with breathtaking scope on an Earth dominated for a thousand years by an alien invader-and man is an endangered species. From the handful of surviving humans a courageous leader emerges-Jonnie Goodboy Tyler-who challenges the invincible might of the alien Psychlo empire in a battle of epic scale, danger and intrigue, with the fate of Earth and of the universe in the tenuous balance.

A Walker in the City

A Walker in the City
Author: Alfred Kazin
Publsiher: HMH
Total Pages: 192
Release: 1969-03-19
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9780547546360

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A literary icon’s “singular and beautiful” memoir of growing up as a first-generation Jewish American in Brownsville, Brooklyn (The New Yorker). A classic portrait of immigrant life in the early decades of the twentieth century, A Walker in the City is a tour of tenements, subways, and synagogues—but also a universal story of the desires and fears we experience as we try to leave our small, familiar neighborhoods for something new. With vivid imagery and sensual detail—the smell of half-sour pickles, the dry rattle of newspapers, the women in their shapeless flowered housedresses—Alfred Kazin recounts his boyhood walks through this working-class community, and his eventual foray across the river to “the city,” the mysterious, compelling Manhattan, where treasures like the New York Public Library and the Metropolitan Museum beckoned. Eventually, he would travel even farther, building a life around books and language and literature and exploring all that the world had to offer. “The whole texture, color, and sound of life in this tenement realm . . . is revealed as tapestried, as dazzling, as full of lush and varied richness as an Arabian bazaar.” —The New York Times

Repo Virtual

Repo Virtual
Author: Corey J. White
Publsiher: Tordotcom
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2020-04-21
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781250218711

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Corey J. White's debut novel Repo Virtual blurs the lines between the real and virtual in an action-packed cyberpunk heist story. An Amazon and Kobo Best Book of April! The city of Neo Songdo is a Russian doll of realities — augmented and virtual spaces anchored in the weight of the real. The smart city is designed to be read by machine vision while people see only the augmented facade of the corporate ideal. At night the stars are obscured by an intergalactic virtual war being waged by millions of players, while on the streets below people are forced to beg, steal, and hustle to survive. Enter Julius Dax, online repoman and real-life thief. He's been hired for a special job: stealing an unknown object from a reclusive tech billionaire. But when he finds out he's stolen the first sentient AI, his payday gets a lot more complicated. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

World Without Us

World Without Us
Author: Alan Weisman
Publsiher: HarperCollins Canada
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2010-05-25
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781443400084

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Most books about the environment build on dire threats warning of the possible extinction of humanity. Alan Weisman avoids frightening off readers by disarmingly wiping out our species in the first few pages of this remarkable book. He then continues with an astounding depiction of how Earth will fare once we’re no longer around. The World Without Us is a one-of-a-kind book that sweeps through time from the moment of humanity’s future extinction to millions of years into the future. Drawing on interviews with experts and on real examples of places in the world that have already been abandoned by humans—Chernobyl, the Korean DMZ and an ancient Polish forest—Weisman shows both the shocking impact we’ve had on our planet and how impermanent our footprint actually is.


Author: A. M. Jenkins
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2007-05-29
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 9780060835682

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Tired of tormenting the damned and being stuck in Hell, demon Kiriel decides to take a vacation in the slightly used body of a seventeen-year-old boy, in this wickedly funny look at the complexities of being a teenager.

From African Peer Review Mechanisms to African Queer Review Mechanisms

From African Peer Review Mechanisms to African Queer Review Mechanisms
Author: Artwell Nhemachena,Victor Warikandwa
Publsiher: African Books Collective
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2019-04-22
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 9789956550937

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Tracing recent bouts of globalised Mugabephobia to Robert Mugabe’s refusal to be neoimperially penetrated, this book juxtaposes economic liberalisation with the mounting liberalisation of African orifices. Reading land repossession and economic structural adjustment programmes together with what they call neoimperial structural adjustment of African orifices, the authors argue that there has been liberalisation of African orifices in a context where Africans are ironically prevented from repossessing their material resources. Juxtaposing recent bouts of Mugabephobia with discourses on homophobia, the book asks why empire prefers liberalising African orifices rather than attending to African demands for restitution, restoration and reparations. Noting that empire opposes African sovereignty, autonomy, and centralisation of power while paradoxically promoting transnational corporations’ centralisation of power over African economies, the book challenges contemporary discourses about shared sovereignty, distributed governance, heterarchy, heteronomy and onticology. Arguing that colonialists similarly denied Africans of their human essence, the tome problematises queer sexualities, homosexuality, ecosexuality, cybersexuality and humanoid robotic sexuality all of which complicate supposedly fundamental distinctions between human beings and animals and machines. Provocatively questioning queer sexuality and liberalised orifices that serve to divert African attention from the more serious unfinished business of repossessing material resources, the book insightfully compares Robert Gabriel Mugabe, Thomas Sankara and Julius Kambarage Nyerere who emphasised the imperatives of African autonomy, ownership, control and sovereignty over natural resources. Observing Africans’ interest in repossessing ownership and control over their resources, the book wonders why so much, queer, international attention is focused on foisting queer sexuality while downplaying more burning issues of resource repossession, human dignity, equality and equity craved by Africans for whom life is not confined to sexuality. With insights for scholars in sociology, development studies, law, politics, African studies, anthropology, transformation, decolonisation and decoloniality, the book argues that liberal democracy is a façade in a world that is actually ruled through criminocracy.

Migrancy Memory and Repossession

Migrancy  Memory and Repossession
Author: Susan Tebbutt
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 110
Release: 2020-06-12
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 9781527554801

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The writing of women's history has witnessed a huge increase in recent decades. In the past, the focus of some of this work was the representation of the “heroine” or the “grand dame”. Recent theoretical writing, particularly as relating to historical anthropology, has focussed on a more “rounded” view of women’s historical representation and experience, however. This book explores aspects of Western visual culture and the cultures of so-called “marginal” groups, groups which have, as yet, seen little light shed on them. By analysing the discursive and “hidden” histories of a range of women artists who worked on the periphery of “mainstream” society or whose representational subjects were deemed “marginal” (Travellers, Roma (Gypsies and Circus people)), it is possible to come to some new conclusions regarding the historical relationships that have existed between different cultures and peoples. Such a process can generate a better understanding of the shifting power dynamic as between diverse historical phenomena. It is through such explorations also that we can enable the historical recovery and emergence of new identities in an increasingly multicultural world.