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Mercadorias Globais, Consumidores Locais: Têxteis No Mundo Atlântico Nos Séculos Xvii E Xviii, Robert S. DuPlessis 2010 Swarthmore College

Mercadorias Globais, Consumidores Locais: Têxteis No Mundo Atlântico Nos Séculos Xvii E Xviii, Robert S. Duplessis

History Faculty Works

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Long Distance Managerial Intervention In Overseas Conflicts: Helping Missionaries Reframe Conflict Along Multiple Dimensions, David R. Dunaetz 2010 Claremont Graduate University

Long Distance Managerial Intervention In Overseas Conflicts: Helping Missionaries Reframe Conflict Along Multiple Dimensions, David R. Dunaetz

CGU Faculty Publications and Research

Effective ways of conflict management must be found for missionaries when no trusted mediator in the region is available. Home office management or leaders in other regions can intervene through context rich media, such as the telephone and video conferencing, to provide help. Intervention through context poor media, such as email, is much less likely to succeed. Effective managerial intervention involving interaction with each party can lead to reframing the conflict into an opportunity to cooperate and find mutually beneficial solutions. The manager can present information, ask questions, and help the parties see that resolution is possible by addressing key ...


The Archaeology Of Galilee And Palestine From The Maccabees To The Second Jewish Revolt (167bc - Ad135), Robert K. McIver 2010 Avondale College

The Archaeology Of Galilee And Palestine From The Maccabees To The Second Jewish Revolt (167bc - Ad135), Robert K. Mciver

Theology Book Chapters

Book summary:

Bringing together the internationally recognized excellence of Macquarie University faculty — renowned for their knowledge of the New Testament’s Greco-Roman background — and the theological expertise of scholars affiliated with the Australian College of Theology, this book provides a major, integrated, and distinctively Australian contribution to the study of the content and setting of the New Testament Gospels.

Seventeen scholars here delve into the archaeology, the manuscripts, and the political, social, and religious context of the Gospels, as well as their place and use in the early churches. Even more, however, they offer in-depth, in-context examinations of Jesus’ life ...


My Mother's Story: Retold And Annotated, Joe Wilkins 2010 Linfield College

My Mother's Story: Retold And Annotated, Joe Wilkins

Faculty Publications

In this annotated essay, Joe Wilkins tells the story of how his mother met his father and how the two of them came to be his parents.


The Book Of Water, Joe Wilkins 2010 Linfield College

The Book Of Water, Joe Wilkins

Faculty Publications

In this essay, Joe Wilkins contemplates the intersection of water and drought with the human experience.


The Logic Of Objects, David B. Eichelberger 2010 University of Nebraska at Lincoln

The Logic Of Objects, David B. Eichelberger

Theses, Dissertations, and Student Creative Activity, School of Art, Art History and Design

The human mind assimilates information and experiences quickly and constantly, and is aided by mental systems that we rely on to function. We classify the input of our lives with extreme efficiency. Our notions about the things we encounter in the world are learned from past experiences, and these expectations help us file the data of our lives. My work is composed to create pause. I am interested in slowing down the processes of assimilation by manipulating our expectations, and extending events measured in microseconds into saturated and engaging experiences. Functional qualities, visual rhythms, and exaggerated proportions are some of ...


Maren Hassinger: Lives, Shannon Egan 2010 Gettysburg College

Maren Hassinger: Lives, Shannon Egan

Schmucker Art Catalogs

Gettysburg College’s Schmucker Art Gallery is pleased to present Maren Hassinger: Lives, an exhibition of the artist’s films, sculptures, and installations held in conjunction with the Central Pennsylvania Consortium Africana Studies Conference, “Public Health, Human Prosperity, and Justice: Public Policy in the African Diaspora,” and co-sponsored by the Eisenhower Institute in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania February 26 and 27, 2010. Hassinger’s work provides a contemplative perspective on complicated issues of nature, culture and identity in relation to broader themes of race, gender, as well as politics, and social policy. Ethereal and evocative installations of branches, plastic bags, and twisted ...


Neither A Wife Nor A Whore: Deconstructing Feminine Icons In Catherine Breillat's Une Vieille Maîtresse, Douglas Keesey 2010 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Neither A Wife Nor A Whore: Deconstructing Feminine Icons In Catherine Breillat's Une Vieille Maîtresse, Douglas Keesey

English

This article undertakes a close reading of Catherine Breillat’s recent film Une vieille maîtresse (2007) to show why this, her first heritage film, is nevertheless strongly relevant to the gender politics of today. The author argues that Breillat’s cinematic deconstruction of differences between women is designed to undo the polarising effect of patriarchal representations of women as madonnas or whores — media images still prevalent even in these days of mixité and parité. Despite a tendency on the part of some reviewers to take the film’s gender images at face value, the author argues that Breillat’s interest ...


Understanding Genre Through The Lens Of Advocacy: The Rhetorical Work Of The Victim Impact Statement, Amy D. Propen, Mary Lay Schuster 2010 York College of Pennsylvania

Understanding Genre Through The Lens Of Advocacy: The Rhetorical Work Of The Victim Impact Statement, Amy D. Propen, Mary Lay Schuster

English

Through interviews with judges and victim advocates, courtroom observations, and rhetorical analyses of victims’ reactions to proposed sentences, the authors examine the features that judges and advocates think make victims’ arguments persuasive. The authors conclude that this genre, recently imposed upon the court, functions as a mediating device through which advocates push for collective change, particularly for judicial acceptance of personal and emotional appeals. This study understands genres as responsive to changes within the activity systems in which they work and extends knowledge about genres that function as advocacy tools within internal institutional systems.


Valuing Water With Gratitude And Restraint: A Catholic Theological Imperative, Jame Schaefer 2010 Marquette University

Valuing Water With Gratitude And Restraint: A Catholic Theological Imperative, Jame Schaefer

Theology Faculty Research and Publications

An overview of some patristic and medieval theological teachings on water and other goods of creation provides key perspectives on our valuing and our use of them.


Head Coverings In The Virtual Umma: The Case Of Niqab, Heather Marie Akou 2010 Indiana University - Bloomington

Head Coverings In The Virtual Umma: The Case Of Niqab, Heather Marie Akou

Textile Society of America Symposium Proceedings

A growing body of literature points to the Internet as a place where Muslims are re-imagining themselves as part of a global, interconnected, religious culture—a new virtual umma. Along with issues such as politics, Islamic law, the interpretation of text, and procedures for rituals, hijab (modest dress) is a frequent topic of conversation. Compared to the physical world, where debates are heavily framed by time, place, and the habits of daily life, on the World Wide Web ideas and products flow much more easily. A new convert in Canada, for example, could use the Internet to read translated passages ...


Textiles And Tradition In The Marketplace, Philis Alvic 2010 philis@philisalvic.info

Textiles And Tradition In The Marketplace, Philis Alvic

Textile Society of America Symposium Proceedings

Textiles and traditional textile techniques have been part of economic crafts development in many countries for a long time. Many of the schemes for helping the poorest of the world’s poor involve using or adapting textiles and creating products to appeal to the tourist and export markets. Individual styles become marketing tools because they are unique to a particular culture. In coming up with items that will sell, rarely does the product honor the culture that it came from.

While any TSA member would realize the value of traditional textiles, most customers prefer that the fabric be used to ...


Beni Itajime: Carved Board Clamp Resist Dyeing In Red, Masanao Arai, Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada 2010 National History Museum, Sakura

Beni Itajime: Carved Board Clamp Resist Dyeing In Red, Masanao Arai, Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada

Textile Society of America Symposium Proceedings

Throughout Japanese textile history, Kyokechi or itajime shibori has been known as a resist dyeing process wherein a piece of folded cloth is sandwiched between wooden boards clamped tightly to protect selective areas of fabric from dye. This paper introduces a lesser known group of itajime textiles called beni ita, beni itajime, Kyo beni -- fine, lightweight silks patterned by clamp resist using boards carved with pictorial designs of flowers, birds, etc. These silks were used exclusively for under layers -- shitagi, an underkimono worn by women in the latter Edo Period (1603-1867) through the Meiji Period (1868-1912) and into early Showa ...


Choreographed Cartography: Translation, Feminized Labor, And Digital Literacy In Half/Angel’S The Knitting Map, Deborah Barkun, Jools Gilson 2010 Ursinus College

Choreographed Cartography: Translation, Feminized Labor, And Digital Literacy In Half/Angel’S The Knitting Map, Deborah Barkun, Jools Gilson

Textile Society of America Symposium Proceedings

The Knitting Map was a large-scale, durational textile installation by the Irish-based performance production company half/angel that took place during Cork’s year as European Capital of Culture (2005). Bringing a decade of experience with emergent technologies and art practice, half/angel developed technologies to connect the physical busy-ness of Cork City (captured via a series of CCTV cameras) with correspondingly complex knitting stitches (stitches became more complex when the city was busy), and Cork weather (captured by a weather station) to yarn color. The resulting textile was an abstract documentation of a year in the life of an ...


The History And Analysis Of Pre-Aniline Native American Quillwork Dyes, Christina Cole, Susan Heald 2010 Textile Society of America

The History And Analysis Of Pre-Aniline Native American Quillwork Dyes, Christina Cole, Susan Heald

Textile Society of America Symposium Proceedings

Before beadwork, Native Americans used brightly-colored porcupine quills to decorate objects from moccasins to bags to wall hangings. Though the know-how of folding quills to create floral and abstract designs has survived, very little is known about the materials used to color the quills, particularly on the pre-aniline dyes used by communities east of the Mississippi, as historical recipes tend to be more reflective of Plains and Pacific Northwest quillwork traditions. Additionally, Native American artisans have expressed interest in having museum collections analyzed to further their knowledge of traditional materials. To address the literature gap and answer community questions, a ...


Fueled By Silk: Victorian Crazy Quilt Mania, Patricia Cox Crews 2010 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Fueled By Silk: Victorian Crazy Quilt Mania, Patricia Cox Crews

Textile Society of America Symposium Proceedings

Crazy quilts captured the imagination of American women who made thousands of them between 1880 and 1900. But, what sparked this craze at this particular period in time? Most scholars agree that several factors sparked the national rage for Crazy quilts in the late 19th century, the most important factor being the Japanese and British decorative arts displays at the Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia in 1876. The other factor mentioned is the availability of affordable silk fabrics.

Specifically, scholars note how fascinated Americans became with the exotic goods displayed at the popular Japanese pavilion at the Centennial Exhibition. Scholars agree ...


Kyrgyz Felt Of The 20th And 21st Centuries, Dinara Chochunbaeva 2010 Christensen Fund initiative

Kyrgyz Felt Of The 20th And 21st Centuries, Dinara Chochunbaeva

Textile Society of America Symposium Proceedings

Kyrgyz people, representing the ancient nomadic civilization of Central Asia, manufactured felt from time immemorial and utilized it in all aspects of their lives. The portable house of Kyrgyz tribes, the yurt, was covered by felt, while the interior decoration and richly ornamented rugs, household goods, clothes, and toys were felt as well.

Felt also had sacral meaning and played an important role in the social life of the tribe. The elected leader was lifted up by tribe members on a piece of white felt, symbolizing public acknowledgment of his power; in funerary traditions a piece of felt was used ...


Trousseaux: From Weaving Handwoven Textiles To Collecting Mass Commodities, Kimberly Hart 2010 Buffalo State College

Trousseaux: From Weaving Handwoven Textiles To Collecting Mass Commodities, Kimberly Hart

Textile Society of America Symposium Proceedings

In rural Turkey, trousseaux are a personal and socially representative collection of textile practices, economies, and desires. This paper addresses the questions of how, when, why and in what forms handweaving gave way to the collection of mass-produced commodities and handmade goods reflecting urban styles in trousseaux. It considers how local communities abandon cultural heritage production for their own consumption and make the transition to desiring, making and buying decorative goods, which reflect current fashions in both local and national terms. The paper is based on long-term ethnographic research in rural villages in western Anatolia, where handweaving once demonstrated cultural ...


The Landscape Tapestries Of Louise Nevelson, 1972-1997, Ann Hedlund 2010 University of Arizona

The Landscape Tapestries Of Louise Nevelson, 1972-1997, Ann Hedlund

Textile Society of America Symposium Proceedings

This presentation examines the varied negotiations involved in creating a series of modern tapestries designed by American sculptor/collagist Louise Nevelson, woven at Dovecot Studios of Edinburgh Tapestry Company in Scotland, and orchestrated by Gloria Ross, a New York tapestry éditeur (in a role paralleling that of film producer). Information comes from unpublished letters, sketches, photographs, and other materials in the Archives of American Art. Voices include those of artist, weavers, producer, galleries, museums, critics, and collectors. In keeping with conference themes, this paper explores old techniques and materials used in innovative ways, in the service of both technology and ...


Spin Artists, And How The Internet Fuels The Art Yarn Movement, Tracy P. Hudson 2010 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Spin Artists, And How The Internet Fuels The Art Yarn Movement, Tracy P. Hudson

Textile Society of America Symposium Proceedings

This presentation examines the surprisingly intimate relationship between handspinning and the Internet, focusing on several individual art yarn spinners. These spinners produce unconventional yarns by experimenting with various techniques, and approach spinning itself as a form of creative expression. In every case, the Internet has been integral to the spinners’ technical and artistic development, career, or expression. A community has formed in which these spinners encourage and challenge each other, pushing the art form ever forward. The spinners interviewed initiate swaps, thematic challenges, technical experiments, and sometimes entire websites online, in order to stimulate the exchange of ideas and images ...


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