Imagining Gender Nation and Consumerism in Magazines of the 1920sImagining Gender Nation and Consumerism in Magazines of the 1920s

Separate Spheres While unquestionably central to nineteenth- and early twentieth- century ideology, the conceptual location of domesticity within the metaphorical 'private sphere', as opposed to the 'public sphere' of politics, ...

Author: Rachael Alexander

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 9781785273483


Page: 250

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Offering the first comparative study of 1920s’ US and Canadian print cultures, ‘Imagining Gender, Nation and Consumerism in Magazines of the 1920s’ comparatively examines the highly influential ‘Ladies’ Home Journal’ (1883–2014) and the often-overlooked ‘Canadian Home Journal’ (1905–1958). Firmly grounded in the latest advances in periodical studies, the book provides a timely contribution to the field in its presentation of a transferrable transnational approach to the study of magazines. While Canadian magazines have often been viewed, unflatteringly and inaccurately, as merely derivative of their American counterparts, Rachel Alexander asserts the value of an even-handed consideration of both. Such an approach acknowledges the complexity of these magazines as collaborative texts, cultural artefacts and commercial products, revealing that while these magazines shared certain commonalities, they functioned in differing – at times unexpected – ways. During the 1920s, both magazines were changing rapidly in response to technological modernity, altering gender economies and the burgeoning of consumer culture. ‘Imagining Gender, Nation, and Consumerism in Magazines of the 1920s’ explores the influences, tensions and interests that informed the magazines’ construction of their audience of middle-class women as readers, consumers and citizens.

Imagining the SpheresImagining the Spheres

"Imagining the Spheres" uses newly processed photos from early space missions, and works by leading astronomical artists, past and present.

Author: Steven Hobbs


ISBN: 064844760X


Page: 208

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"Imagining the Spheres" uses newly processed photos from early space missions, and works by leading astronomical artists, past and present. It is a story of human imagination and ingenuity, a narrative that describes how the quest for the answers of tomorrow pushed people to achieve the once impossible and drive human dreams ever forward.

French Philosophy of TechnologyFrench Philosophy of Technology

Talking of “spheres” gives an idea of the pervasiveness and perhaps the inevitability of this technological environment ... We are now used to imagining our planet as a blue sphere on the background of deep space instead of a flat solid ...

Author: Sacha Loeve

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319895185


Page: 400

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Offering an overall insight into the French tradition of philosophy of technology, this volume is meant to make French-speaking contributions more accessible to the international philosophical community. The first section, “Negotiating a Cultural Heritage,” presents a number of leading 20th century philosophical figures (from Bergson and Canguilhem to Simondon, Dagognet or Ellul) and intellectual movements (from Personalism to French Cybernetics and political ecology) that help shape philosophy of technology in the Francophone area, and feed into contemporary debates (ecology of technology, politics of technology, game studies). The second section, “Coining and Reconfiguring Technoscience,” traces the genealogy of this controversial concept and discusses its meanings and relevance. A third section, “Revisiting Anthropological Categories,” focuses on the relationships of technology with the natural and the human worlds from various perspectives that include anthropotechnology, Anthropocene, technological and vital norms and temporalities. The final section, “Innovating in Ethics, Design and Aesthetics,” brings together contributions that draw on various French traditions to afford fresh insights on ethics of technology, philosophy of design, techno-aesthetics and digital studies. The contributions in this volume are vivid and rich in original approaches that can spur exchanges and debates with other philosophical traditions.

Foundations of AstronomyFoundations of Astronomy

Plato argued that the most perfect geometrical form was the sphere, and there— fore, he said, the perfect heavens ... Consequently, later astronomers tried to describe the motions of the heavens by imagining multiple rotating spheres.

Author: Michael A. Seeds

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781133711100


Page: 672

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Fascinating, engaging, and extremely visual, Foundations of Astronomy Twelth Edition emphasizes the scientific method throughout as it guides students to answer two fundamental questions: What are we? And how do we know? Updated with the newest developments and latest discoveries in the exciting study of astronomy, authors Michael Seeds and Dana Backman discuss the interplay between evidence and hypothesis, while providing not only fact but also a conceptual framework for understanding the logic of science. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Poincar ConjectureThe Poincar Conjecture

This is a three-manifold-with-boundary, where the boundary consists of two twodimensional spheres. If we imagine the inside sphere attached to the outside one by matching every point on the inside sphere with the point closest to it on ...

Author: Donal O'Shea

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141900346


Page: 304

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The Poincaré Conjecture tells the story behind one of the world’s most confounding mathematical theories. Formulated in 1904 by Henri Poincaré, his Conjecture promised to describe the very shape of the universe, but remained unproved until a huge prize was offered for its solution in 2000. Six years later, an eccentric Russian mathematician had the answer. Here, Donal O’Shea explains the maths behind the Conjecture and its proof, and illuminates the curious personalities surrounding this perplexing conundrum, along the way taking in a grand sweep of scientific history from the ancient Greeks to Christopher Columbus. This is an enthralling tale of human endeavour, intellectual brilliance and the thrill of discovery.

Potential and Its Application to the Explanation of Electrical PhenomenaPotential and Its Application to the Explanation of Electrical Phenomena

For this purpose let us imagine all the portions of mass of the sphere to be doubled , but in such a way that the ... or I can imagine the present sphere made up of two spheres , l ' and I " , coinciding with one another , each of which ...

Author: Ottokar Tumlirz


ISBN: UOM:39015064410072


Page: 270

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The Atlas of RealityThe Atlas of Reality

You can imagine, for example, that each successive world has one less object than our world, and makes one small change to some actually existing ball such that it becomes more like the spheres in the Black world.

Author: Robert C. Koons

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119116097


Page: 699

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The Atlas of Reality: A Comprehensive Guide to Metaphysics presents an extensive examination of the key topics, concepts, and guiding principles of metaphysics. Represents the most comprehensive guide to metaphysics available today Offers authoritative coverage of the full range of topics that comprise the field of metaphysics in an accessible manner while considering competing views Explores key concepts such as space, time, powers, universals, and composition with clarity and depth Articulates coherent packages of metaphysical theses that include neo-Aristotelian, Quinean, Armstrongian, and neo-Humean Carefully tracks the use of common assumptions and methodological principles in metaphysics

A Return to the ObjectA Return to the Object

The outer sphere of the patient, however, is 'the causal milieu of the patient, the sphere within which the patient is vulnerable to control and influence via outside agents' (38). Imagining these outer spheres as an overlapping Venn ...

Author: Susanne Kuechler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000185522


Page: 296

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This book draws on the work of anthropologist Alfred Gell to reinstate the importance of the object in art and society. Rather than presenting art as a passive recipient of the artist's intention and the audience's critique, the authors consider it in the social environment of its production and reception. A Return to the Object introduces the historical and theoretical framework out of which an anthropology of art has emerged, and examines the conditions under which it has renewed interest. It also explores what art 'does' as a social and cultural phenomenon, and how it can impact alternative ways of organising and managing knowledge. Making use of ethnography, museological practice, the intellectual history of the arts and sciences, material culture studies and intangible heritage, the authors present a case for the re-orientation of current conversations surrounding the anthropology of art and social theory. This text will be of key interest to students and scholars in the social and historical sciences, arts and humanities, and cognitive sciences.


Can't you imagine that one sphere has been designated as “ a ” ? B. I can imagine only what is logically possible . Now it is logically possible that somebody should enter the universe I have described , see one of the spheres on his ...

Author: Michael J. Loux

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415261090


Page: 555

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Metaphysics: Contemporary Readingsis a comprehensive anthology that draws together leading philosophers writing on the major themes in Metaphysics. Chapter sections cover: Universals; Particulars; Modality and Possible Worlds; Causation; Time; and Realism and Anti-Realism. The readings are designed to complement Michael Loux'sMetaphysics: A Contemporary Introduction, 2nd Edition.

Communication and Language Analysis in the Public SphereCommunication and Language Analysis in the Public Sphere

Imagining. U.S.. Democratic. Values. in. Commencement. Addresses. Jay P. Childers University of Kansas, USA Mark Wonnacott University of Kansas, USA ABSTRACT This chapter begins with an assumption that while democracy means the people ...

Author: Hart, Roderick P.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781466650046


Page: 580

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Although, language is certainly individualized, most people conform to linguistic norms because of their surroundings. Over time, particular words and phrases are popularized by the media, social trends, or world events; and with emergence of internet technologies, the communication between all types of people is much easier. Communication and Language Analysis in the Public Sphere explores the influence of the World Wide Web on the relationships between ordinary citizens and the ability to communicate with politicians, celebrities, and the media. As some words may gain popularity worldwide, and others may begin to define a specific discipline. This book is essential for linguistics researchers, scholars, and professionals interested in determining these patterns and how they affect groups and individuals.