The Presence of the PastThe Presence of the Past



In place of the mechanistic worldview that has dominated biology since the nineteenth century, this book offers a revolutionary alternative, and opens up a new understanding of life, minds and evolution.

Author: Rupert Sheldrake

Publisher: Icon Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781848313132

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Rupert Sheldrake's theory of morphic resonance challenges the fundamental assumptions of modern science. A world-famous biologist, Sheldrake proposes that all self-organizing systems, from crystals to human societies, inherit a collective memory that influences their form and behaviour. Rather than being ruled by fixed laws, nature is essentially habitual. All human beings draw upon a collective human memory, and in turn contribute to it. Even individual memory depends on morphic resonance rather than on physical memory traces stored within the brain. Morphic resonance works through morphic fields, which organize the bodies of plants and animals, coordinate the activities of brains, and underlie mental activity. Minds are extended beyond brains both in space and time. This fully-revised and updated edition of The Presence of the Past summarizes the evidence for Dr Sheldrake's controversial theory, reviews new research, and explores its implications for biology, chemistry, physics, psychology and sociology. In place of the mechanistic worldview that has dominated biology since the nineteenth century, this book offers a revolutionary alternative, and opens up a new understanding of life, minds and evolution.

The Presence of the Past in Modern American DramaThe Presence of the Past in Modern American Drama



In The Crucible ( 1953 ) and A View from the Bridge ( 1956 ) , both predominantly formally realistic plays like All My Sons , Miller developed structural methods for demonstrating the presence of the past and the consequences of actions ...

Author: Patricia R. Schroeder

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 0838633323

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This study focuses on Eugene O'Neill, Thornton Wilder, Arthur Miller, and Tennessee Williams, who, within the overall framework of formal realism, reshaped dramatic form to depict a past that interacts with the present in complex and often surprising ways. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press Award in Modern Drama.

Cultural ConversationsCultural Conversations



This unique new thematic composition reader brings together 6 key texts from the past and multiple contemporary reverberations to engage students in some of today’s most significant cultural conversations.

Author: Stephen Dilks

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

ISBN: 0312201575

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Page: 664

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This unique new thematic composition reader brings together 6 key texts from the past and multiple contemporary reverberations to engage students in some of today’s most significant cultural conversations.

The Presence of the PastThe Presence of the Past



Rosenzweig and Thelen analyze results from a unique and comprehensive survey in which they polled 1,500 Americans about their connection to the past and its continuing influence on their present as well as their hopes for the future.

Author: Roy Rosenzweig

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231111487

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Page: 291

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Rosenzweig and Thelen analyze results from a unique and comprehensive survey in which they polled 1,500 Americans about their connection to the past and its continuing influence on their present as well as their hopes for the future.

The Presence of the PastThe Presence of the Past



The presence of the Past studies the interaction of heritage and fiction written for children over a 40 year period in Britain, exploring a range of works for children from The Tale of Peter Rabbit to I Spy.

Author: Valerie Krips

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135576127

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Page: 142

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The presence of the Past studies the interaction of heritage and fiction written for children over a 40 year period in Britain, exploring a range of works for children from The Tale of Peter Rabbit to I Spy.

The Presence of the Past in Children s LiteratureThe Presence of the Past in Children s Literature



Explores how children's writers around the world have presented the theme and concept of time past.

Author: International Research Society for Child

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313324832

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Page: 242

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Explores how children's writers around the world have presented the theme and concept of time past.

Waking GiantsWaking Giants



This is a study of the most paradoxical aspect of modernism, its obsession with the past.

Author: Herbert N. Schneidau

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195068627

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Page: 279

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This is a study of the most paradoxical aspect of modernism, its obsession with the past. Eliot wrote that the artist must be conscious "not only of the pastness of the past, but of its presence." This creed permeated the movement: Modernists believed that the energies of the past could be resurrected in modern works, and that they could be the very force that makes those works modern: the urge of Pound and others to "make it new" stemmed from seeing the past as a source of renewal. Schneidau focuses on separate texts that incorporate these concepts: Joyce's Ulysses, Hardy's poems, Forster's Howards End, Conrad's Secret Agent, Sherwood Anderson's Winesburg, Ohio, and finally Pound's Cantos. In his discussions, many little-noticed connections are examined, including a transatlantic set: Hardy with Pound, Forster with Fitzgerald, Joyce and Lawrence with Anderson.

Greek Myth and Western ArtGreek Myth and Western Art



This richly illustrated book examines the legacy of Greek mythology in Western art from the classical era to the present.

Author: Karl Kilinski

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107013322

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Page: 281

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This richly illustrated book examines the legacy of Greek mythology in Western art from the classical era to the present. Tracing the emergence, survival, and transformation of key mythological figures and motifs from ancient Greece through the modern era, it explores the enduring importance of such myths for artists and viewers in their own time and over the millennia that followed.

The Presence of the PastThe Presence of the Past



The Presence of the Past offers a new perspective on Hollywood's "New Wave" as engaged with the vitality of sensory experience and the affective imagination.

Author: Daniel Bishop

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190932718

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The Presence of the Past offers a new perspective on Hollywood's "New Wave" as engaged with the vitality of sensory experience and the affective imagination. As author Daniel Bishop shows, the soundtracks of several key films of the New Hollywood Cinema of the late 1960s and 70s cultivated an array of sensibilities regarding the American past. This importance of the past exceeded the New Hollywood's acknowledged use of genre revisionism as a vehicle for timely ideological commentary. There was also a vital tendency in this era to locate the past as an object of imagined phenomenal presence. Although this concept of the past never solidified into a self-conscious discourse, it was nevertheless woven into film culture, readable between the lines of criticism, cultural reception, New Wave aesthetics, and in the aesthetic and industrial transformations of sound design and film music. Bonnie and Clyde (1967), Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), McCabe and Mrs. Miller (1971), The Last Picture Show (1971), American Graffiti (1973), Chinatown (1974), and Badlands (1973) are not only key texts of an exciting era in American popular cinema. They are also mediations upon the presence of the past, an image central to the polarities of visceral energy and ambiguous ephemerality, of utopian dreams and melancholy resignation that characterized this cinema. These sensibilities of pastness engage in diverse ways with myth, nostalgia, paranoia, and existential alienation. They are, however, also united by a concern both with the experiential actuality of the past and with the distances that inevitably separate us from this actuality.

In the Presence of the PastIn the Presence of the Past



Since I had not left so much as a leafscar on the tree of the scholarly culture this is not a fact which anyone else would have reason to notice. It is also not, I am happy to add, something for which Manuel will be especially remembered.

Author: R.T. Bienvenu

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401137645

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The broad canvas covered by the articles in the present volume celebrates the diversity and richness of the writings of Frank Manuel during a scholarly career that spans over five decades. The subjects of the articles - ranging from science to utopia, from theology to political thought - mirror many of the themes Manuel has written about with erudition, flair and uncommon perception. It is only fitting that in paying tribute to such a defiant intellect each author brings to his treatment a distinct perspective and texture, the result of his own original forays into the history of ideas. Yet underlying all the essays is the conviction that the study of the intersection of individuals and ideas still yields a rich harvest. Presented to Frank on the occasion of his eightieth birthday, In the Presence o/the Past honors a teacher, a friend and, above all, a scholar. R. T. Bienvenu and M. Feingold (eds). ln the presence of the past. vii. MARTIN PERETZ Frank Manuel: An Appreciation It was finally because of Frank Edward Manuel that I decided (however belatedly) to forgo a proper academic career. Since I had not left so much as a leafscar on the tree of the scholarly culture this is not a fact which anyone else would have reason to notice. It is also not, I am happy to add, something for which Manuel will be especially remembered.

The Presence of the Past in a Spanish VillageThe Presence of the Past in a Spanish Village



These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions.

Author: Ruth Behar

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400862399

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This study of a northern Spanish community shows how the residents of Santa MarÁa del Monte have acted together at critical times to ensure the survival of their traditional forms of social organization. The survival of these forms has allowed the villagers, in turn, to weather demographic, political, and economic crises over the centuries. Originally published in 1991. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

A Failure of NerveA Failure of Nerve



In The problem with parents, after institutions, the presence of the past can be seen both in their ability to survive crisis and in their inability to change. This understanding differs from conventions in the social sciences, ...

Author: Edwin H. Friedman

Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 9781596272804

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Ten years after his death, Edwin Friedman’s best-selling A Failure of Nerve continues to offer insights into leadership that are more urgently needed than ever, and this revised, anniversary edition is essential reading for all leaders, be they parents or presidents, corporate executives or educators, religious superiors or coaches, healers or generals, managers or clergy. Friedman was the first to tell us that all organizations have personalities, like families, and to apply the insights of family therapy to churches and synagogues, rectors and rabbis, and politicians and teachers. His understandings about our regressed, “seatbelt society,” oriented toward safety rather than adventure, help explain the sabotage that leaders constantly face today. Suspicious of the “quick fixes” and instant solutions that sweep through our culture only to give way to the next fad, he argued for strength and selfdifferentiation as the marks of true leadership. His formula for success is more maturity, not more data; stamina, not technique; and personal responsibility, not empathy. A Failure of Nerve was unfinished at the time of Friedman’s death and originally published in a limited edition. This new edition cleans up some oversights in the original and brings his life-changing insights and challenges to a new generation of readers. “Reading this book is like discovering an unpublished Beethoven sonata or a missing play of Shakespeare. Ed Friedman was one of our most brilliant, original, and provocative thinkers across the fields of therapy, ministry, and organizational leadership.” —Professor William J. Doherty, Director, Marriage and Family Therapy Program, University of Minnesota

Post Ottoman TopologiesPost Ottoman Topologies



With contributions focussing on several of the nation-states whose peoples once were united under the aegis of Ottoman suzerainty, this volume proposes new theoretical approaches to the experience and transmission of the past through time.

Author: Nicolas Argenti

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781789202410

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How does an ethnically and culturally plural empire, where Christians, Jews, and Muslims could ascend to the highest levels of political authority and influence, devolve into a disarray of nation-states defined by nationalist ideologies? With contributions from several of the Balkan countries that once were united under the aegis of the Ottoman Empire, this latest volume proposes new theoretical approaches to the experience and transmission of the past through time. Each contributor explores themes regarding the transmission of collective memories of post-Ottoman state formation and the malaise associated with a contemporary epoch that, echoing late modernity, we might term ‘late nationalism’.