Another Way of Seeing

Author: Stephen P. Huyler,Sonabai Rajawar

Publisher: Mapin

ISBN: 9780944142851

Category: Art

Page: 126

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Book & DVD. The art of Sonabai Rajawar has no precedent. She is one of the few self-taught artists of India, whose story expresses the capacity of human beings every where to meet their challenges head-on, and to draw from deep within their inner resources the strength and insight to change their lives. Sonabai: Another Way of Seeing is the result of years of research by the author. Through stories, insightful documentation and evocative images in colour, he conveys Sonabai's life and that of her family and community, portraying the remarkable productivity that resulted from her isolation, and the influence she had on the work of seven other local artists. For a decade and a half, Sonabai was forcibly removed from almost every thing she had known growing up. Undaunted, she found ways to transform her oppression into expressions of beauty and joy in living, creating an entirely new artistic expression with no guidance or instruction. Her art was completely different from anything ever seen in India before -- a world of colour, light, and whimsy -- all her own. This book and accompanying DVD are complements to an exhibition at the Mingei International Museum in San Diego, through Spring 2010.

Warum Männer immer Sex wollen und Frauen von der Liebe träumen

Author: Allan & Barbara Pease

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 3550920083

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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Die Bestsellerautoren Allan und Barbara Pease zeigen: Nirgendwo ist der Unterschied zwischen den Geschlechtern so groß wie beim Sex und in der Liebe. Wie Sie trotzdem miteinander glücklich werden, zeigt Ihnen dieses Buch. Auf Basis neuester wissenschaftlicher Erkenntnisse erklären die Autoren: - woran genau man erkennt, dass man zueinander passt - warum Frauen oft lieber Schokolade mögen als Sex - warum Sex gut für die Gesundheit ist und vieles andere mehr. Mit zahlreichen Tipps, unterhaltsamen Fallbeispielen und dem großen Pease&Pease-Partner-Test. Warum Männer immer Sex wollen und Frauen von der Liebe träumen - testen Sie sich selbst mit dem großen Pease&Pease Partnerschaftstest!

Der Stundenzähler


Author: Mitch Albom

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641104211

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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Was geschieht, wenn die Welt für einen Augenblick zum Stillstand kommt? Lange vor unserer Zeit entdeckte Dor, der sich von Kindheit an für Zahlen interessierte, eine Möglichkeit, Stunden zu zählen – und erfand damit die erste Uhr der Welt. Als Strafe dafür, dass er sich herausnahm, Gottes größtes Geschenk – die Zeit – messen zu wollen, wurde er in eine Höhle verbannt, wo er fortan den Stimmen lauschen musste, die nach mehr Zeit verlangten. Nach einer kleinen Ewigkeit wird Dor nun befreit, doch er hat eine letzte Mission: Dor soll zwei Menschen unserer Gegenwart die wahre Bedeutung von Zeit lehren. Und so bringt er schließlich für einen Augenblick die Welt zum Stillstand ...

Die Kunst, den Mann fürs Leben zu finden

Alle Regeln in einem Band

Author: Ellen Fein,Sherrie Schneider

Publisher: Piper Verlag

ISBN: 3492955983

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 416

View: 8313


Den richtigen Mann zu finden erscheint vielen Frauen schwerer, als einen guten Job zu bekommen, ein Auto zu reparieren oder den Kilimandscharo zu erklimmen. Mit den goldenen Regeln, wie Sie den Mann Ihrer Wahl an die Leine legen, landete das Autorinnenduo einen Sensationserfolg. Der Klassiker der So-angeln-Sie-sich-Mr.Right-Literatur jetzt in neuer Ausstattung!

The Handbook of Textile Culture

Author: Janis Jefferies,Diana Wood Conroy,Hazel Clark

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474275796

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 512

View: 2193


In recent years, the study of textiles and culture has become a dynamic field of scholarship, reflecting new global, material and technological possibilities. This is the first handbook of specially commissioned essays to provide a guide to the major strands of critical work around textiles past and present and to draw upon the work of artists and designers as well as researchers in textiles studies. The handbook offers an authoritative and wide-ranging guide to the topics, issues, and questions that are central to the study of textiles today: it examines how material practices reflect cross-cultural influences; it explores textiles' relationships to history, memory, place, and social and technological change; and considers their influence on fashion and design, sustainable production, craft, architecture, curation and contemporary textile art practice. This illustrated volume will be essential reading for students and scholars involved in research on textiles and related subjects such as dress, costume and fashion, feminism and gender, art and design, and cultural history. Cover image: Anne Wilson, To Cross (Walking New York), 2014. Site-specific performance and sculpture at The Drawing Center, NYC. Thread cross research. Photo: Christie Carlson/Anne Wilson Studio.

The Caste Question

Dalits and the Politics of Modern India

Author: Anupama Rao

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520257618

Category: History

Page: 392

View: 7698


"A powerful book on caste, a subject that has dramatic importance not only for the history of democracy in modern India, but for the general discussion on the interferences of social inequalities and cultural exclusions. The Caste Question goes beyond the usual antitheses of localism and globalism, and illustrates a decisive notion of intensive universality."—Etienne Balibar "A sustained and probing analysis of the modern history of caste in Western India, connecting issues of gender, personhood, property, and politics to facts of oppression and inequality. This is the most politically and theoretically engaged book on caste to have come out in a long time."—Dipesh Chakrabarty, author of Habitations of Modernity "A profound reflection, at once historically rich and theoretically nuanced, on the nature of political modernity itself."—John Comaroff, co-author (with Jean Comaroff) of Of Revelation and Revolution "Rao is entirely convincing in this brilliant and audacious re-evaluation of political modernity in India through the perspective of anti-caste struggles."—Mrinalini Sinha, author of Specters of Mother India: The Global Re-Structuring of an Empire

Wahnsinnige Schönheit

Prinzhorn-Sammlung ; [Heidelberg, Schloss Heidelberg, 30. März - 28. April 1996 ...]

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783884231159


Page: 195

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Katalog wystawy eksponowanej pod różnymi tytułami w: Palais des Beux-Arts von Charleroi, od 14 października 1995 r. do 28 stycznia 1996 r.; Hayward Gallery, London, od 5 grudnia 1996 r. do 23 lutego 1997 r.; Kulturgechichtliches Museum Osnabruck, od 16 marca do 18 maja 1997.

Law and Identity in Colonial South Asia

Parsi Legal Culture, 1772–1947

Author: Mitra Sharafi

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107047978

Category: History

Page: 368

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This book explores the legal culture of the Parsis, or Zoroastrians, an ethnoreligious community unusually invested in the colonial legal system of British India and Burma. Rather than trying to maintain collective autonomy and integrity by avoiding interaction with the state, the Parsis sank deep into the colonial legal system itself. From the late eighteenth century until India's independence in 1947, they became heavy users of colonial law, acting as lawyers, judges, litigants, lobbyists, and legislators. They de-Anglicized the law that governed them and enshrined in law their own distinctive models of the family and community by two routes: frequent intra-group litigation often managed by Parsi legal professionals in the areas of marriage, inheritance, religious trusts, and libel, and the creation of legislation that would become Parsi personal law. Other South Asian communities also turned to law, but none seems to have done so earlier or in more pronounced ways than the Parsis.

States of Trauma

Gender and Violence in South Asia

Author: Piya Chatterjee,Manali Desai,Parama Roy

Publisher: N.A


Category: Feminism

Page: 342

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In the last couple of decades, violence as an analytic category has loomed large in the historical, literary, and anthropological scholarship of South Asia. The challenge of thinking violence in its gendered incarnations fully and in all its complexity is not only theoretical or critical but also irreducibly ethical and political, given the proliferation of civil wars, pogroms and riots, fundamentalist movements, insurgencies and counterinsurgencies, and new technologies of violence and injury. All of these simultaneously feature and help constitute gendered actors and gendered scripts of violence. States of Trauma seeks to examine this terrain by staging a set of questions. How are we to think about the moral charge that accrues to violence? What is the relationship between violence and non-violence? In considering the moral and affective economy of violence, how may we speak of the seductions of the idioms and practices of militarism and sexualized violence for women? How are these seductions/pleasures distinct from those proffered to men, if indeed they are distinct?