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The Absurd in Literature

The Absurd in Literature

Neil Cornwell

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074097
eISBN:
9781781700969
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074097.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book offers a comprehensive account of the absurd in prose fiction. As well as providing a basis for courses on absurdist literature (whether in fiction or in drama), it offers a broadly based ... More

Abundance and ResilienceFarming and Foraging in Ancient Kaua'i

Abundance and Resilience: Farming and Foraging in Ancient Kaua'i

Julie S. Field and Michael W. Graves (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839895
eISBN:
9780824868369
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839895.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

At the base of a steep cliff towering some 500 feet above the coast of the remote Nā Pali district on the island of Kauaʻi, lies the spectacular historical and archaeological site at Nuʻalolo Kai. ... More

Abuse of Process and Judicial Stays of Criminal Proceedings

Abuse of Process and Judicial Stays of Criminal Proceedings

Andrew L-T Choo

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199280834
eISBN:
9780191712876
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280834.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

The criminal courts have a power to stop a prosecution from proceeding altogether where it would be inappropriate for it to continue. This power to stay proceedings which constitute an abuse of the ... More

AbysmalA Critique of Cartographic Reason

Abysmal: A Critique of Cartographic Reason

Gunnar Olsson

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226629308
eISBN:
9780226629322
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226629322.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

People rely on reason to think about and navigate the abstract world of human relations in much the same way they rely on maps to study and traverse the physical world. Starting from that simple ... More

Abyssinia's Samuel JohnsonEthiopian Thought in the Making of an English Author

Abyssinia's Samuel Johnson: Ethiopian Thought in the Making of an English Author

Wendy Laura Belcher

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199793211
eISBN:
9780199949700
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199793211.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, World Literature

As a very young man, one of the most celebrated English authors of the eighteenth century translated a tome about Ethiopia. This experience permanently marked Samuel Johnson, leaving traces of the ... More

Academic General Practice in the UK Medical Schools, 1948-2000A Short History

Academic General Practice in the UK Medical Schools, 1948-2000: A Short History

John Howie and Michael Whitfield (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748643561
eISBN:
9780748671250
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748643561.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Although General Practice is the commonest career choice for medical graduates, and the majority of encounters between doctors and patients take place in general practice, there was no formal ... More

Academic Motivation and the Culture of School in Childhood and
Adolescence

Academic Motivation and the Culture of School in Childhood and Adolescence

Cynthia Hudley and Adele E. Gottfried (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195326819
eISBN:
9780199847532
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326819.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Decades of research indicate the important connections among academic motivation and achievement, social relationships, and school culture. However, much of this research has been conducted in ... More

Academic Patronage in the Scottish EnlightenmentGlasgow, Edinburgh and St Andrews Universities

Academic Patronage in the Scottish Enlightenment: Glasgow, Edinburgh and St Andrews Universities

Roger L. Emerson

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625963
eISBN:
9780748653652
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625963.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This book considers the politics of patronage appointments at the universities in Glasgow, Edinburgh, and St Andrews. The book explores the ways in which 388 men secured posts in three Scottish ... More

Academic ProfilingLatinos, Asian Americans, and the Achievement Gap

Academic Profiling: Latinos, Asian Americans, and the Achievement Gap

Gilda L. Ochoa

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816687398
eISBN:
9781452948898
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816687398.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Academic Profiling focuses on the schooling experiences and relationships between the two fastest growing groups in the United States—Asian Americans and Latinas/os. At a time when politicians and ... More

Academics in Action!A Model for Community-Engaged Research, Teaching, and Service

Academics in Action!: A Model for Community-Engaged Research, Teaching, and Service

Sandra L. Barnes, Lauren Brinkley-Rubinstein, Bernadette Doykos, Nina C. Martin, and Alison McGuire (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823268795
eISBN:
9780823272518
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823268795.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The edited volume describes a multi-disciplinary model where students and faculty work with communities, learn from them, and contribute the fruits of theory and research to solving community ... More

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