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📒Inventing A Voice ✍ Molly Meijer Wertheimer
✏Inventing a Voice Book Summary : Inventing a Voice is a comprehensive work on the lives and communication of twentieth-century first ladies. Using a rhetorical framework, the contributors look at the speaking, writing, media coverage and interaction, and visual rhetoric of American first ladies from Ida Saxton McKinley to Laura Bush. The women's rhetorical devices varied--some practiced a rhetoric without words, while others issued press releases, gave speeches, and met with various constituencies. All used interpersonal or social rhetoric to support their husbands' relationships with world leaders, party officials, boosters, and the public. Featuring an extensive introduction and chapter on the 'First Lady as a Site of 'American Womanhood, '' Wertheimer has gathered a collection that includes the post-White House musings of many first ladies, capturing their reflections on public expectations and perceived restrictions on their communication.
📒Inventing The Telephone ✍ Erinn Banting
✏Inventing the Telephone Book Summary : While Alexander Graham Bell won the race to patent the telephone, he was only one among many inventors who explored instant voice communication. This fascinating book describes the evolution of the telephone from the invention of the telegraph by Marconi to the modern day cell phones that have become a popular part of our everyday life. It also takes a close up look at how the telephone works, early inventors, those who continue to enhance the technology, and telephone companies, their products, and competition.
📒Inventing The Future ✍ Sarah Miller Caldicott
✏Inventing the Future Book Summary : Thomas Edison holds over a thousand patents in his name, includingthe electric light bulb, the phonograph, and motion picture camera.He is considered among the world's most prolific inventors, with awork ethic and vision for the future that helped change the modernworld. And with all of the advances in current technology that hehelped to invent, just imagine: What Would Thomas Edison Be DoingToday? Author Sarah Miller Caldicott, a great-grandniece of Edison andexpert in his methods, sets out to answer just that. Inventingthe Future is a well-researched, intriguing look at how Edisonwould innovate today using new technology, and how modern daythinkers can adapt his proven innovation methods to theiradvantage. It also includes 7 steps anyone can take to startthinking like an innovator, and offers a hands-on view of howcreativity and risk-taking come together to design powerfulconcepts that create new markets. Learn the strategies needed to remove innovation barriers, begindriving the breakthroughs of the future, and change the way you dobusiness. Stimulate your ability to imagine what's possible.
📒Inventing Agency ✍ Claudia Brodsky
✏Inventing Agency Book Summary : Inventing Agency addresses some of the most central and pressing concerns in criticism, theory, and philosophy today. As new metaphysics of the realia of power and independently animated objects have replaced ancient conceptualizations of substance, being, and causation, the question of the “subject”-of the capability for just such conceptual change, for acting to any effect whatsoever-has reemerged with fresh critical urgency. Writing on theories and fictions of the subject from Aristotle to Althusser and Fielding to Flaubert, the contributors to Inventing Agency explore the unprecedented productions of the subject as agent-of cognition, aesthetic experience and judgment, imagination and representation, and moral and political action-that together define the “revolution” in reflection that Kant called “the Age of Critique.” Informed by expertise in such interrelated fields as continental and analytic philosophy and literary history, Marxian and utopian theory, poetics and cultural criticism, moral theory and theory of sensibility, and feminist and disability studies, Inventing Agency addresses the invention of subjecthood by philosophical and literary conceptions of the specifically human capacities that continue to reveal the prospect of social-individual and historical-agency in action. This collection on the productions of the subject is vital reading for anyone engaged in thinking about where the categories of contemporary theory come from, and where they might lead next.
📒From Language To Creative Writing ✍ Philip Seargeant
✏From Language to Creative Writing Book Summary : Developed by The Open University, this textbook offers an innovative introduction to the study of the English language and the practices, skills and strategies of creative writing. For anyone studying English Language or Creative Writing at tertiary level or in higher education, or for developing writers and those interested in the nature of linguistic creativity, it offers a uniquely integrated approach. Readers will better understand the structure and uses of language and be able to use a full range of strategies in crafting and developing their own writing. Offering a detailed investigation of language, the authors examine both everyday use and examples from literature and the media to illustrate the diverse ways in which language is used in a variety of social contexts. They consider accent and dialect, standard and non-standard English, how language use varies according to its purpose, and the relationship it has to identity. Interwoven with the study of language are creative writing chapters that introduce strategies for the reader to draw upon in their own writing. Practical writing exercises develop the ability to select and shape language for different effects, create 'voice' in a story, and utilise patterns of sound in the composition of poetry. This unique textbook will develop a better appreciation of language in use, as well as the skills to craft writing in distinctive ways.
📒Inventing English ✍ Seth Lerer
✏Inventing English Book Summary : Why is there such a striking difference between English spelling and English pronunciation? How did our seemingly relatively simple grammar rules develop? What are the origins of regional dialect, literary language, and everyday speech, and what do they have to do with you? Seth Lerer's Inventing English is a masterful, engaging history of the English language from the age of Beowulf to the rap of Eminem. Many have written about the evolution of our grammar, pronunciation, and vocabulary, but only Lerer situates these developments in the larger history of English, America, and literature. Lerer begins in the seventh century with the poet Caedmon learning to sing what would become the earliest poem in English. He then looks at the medieval scribes and poets who gave shape to Middle English. He finds the traces of the Great Vowel Shift in the spelling choices of letter writers of the fifteenth century and explores the achievements of Samuel Johnson's Dictionary of 1755 and The Oxford English Dictionary of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. He describes the differences between English and American usage and, through the example of Mark Twain, the link between regional dialect and race, class, and gender. Finally, he muses on the ways in which contact with foreign languages, popular culture, advertising, the Internet, and e-mail continue to shape English for future generations. Each concise chapter illuminates a moment of invention-a time when people discovered a new form of expression or changed the way they spoke or wrote. In conclusion, Lerer wonders whether globalization and technology have turned English into a world language and reflects on what has been preserved and what has been lost. A unique blend of historical and personal narrative, Inventing English is the surprising tale of a language that is as dynamic as the people to whom it belongs.
📒Inventing Montana ✍ Jeanne Murray Walker
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📒Inventing The Sarod ✍ Adrian McNeil
✏Inventing the Sarod Book Summary : This is a major musical and cultural history of the sarod, a leading stringed instrument in Hindustani classical music, which documents the cultural origins, historical development and music styles of this instrumental tradition over the last three centuries. It documents the history of its musicians, their social organization, patron groups, modes of patronage, musical and aesthetic developments, instrument design and construction, narratives, musical terminology, and conception of musical sound over this period. In so doing it provides a detailed account of how this community of musicians devised and implemented strategies to deal with the major challenges generated by a succession of political economies from premodern times to the present. It highlights the cultural syncretism and diversity that has underpinned the development of the tradition to date. The book also sets out to construct a methodology that historicizes sound and makes it an object of study. A primary aim of the book is to address the current climate of contestation over the cultural ownership of the tradition and its history which is argued to be one of the cultural consequences of globalization and part of a wider tendency of re-imagining the past. Informing this study are the rich oral histories and narratives that pervade the tradition; Sanskrit texts on music; primary materials and studies in vernacular languages; studies in Indian anthropological and sociological studies; colonial records; ethnographies; sound recordings and the author s fieldwork and rigorous training in sarod over the last two decades. Adrian McNeil researches and writes on Indian classical music. Currently Senior Research Fellow, Department of Contemporary Music Studies at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, he has published widely on various aspects of Indian classical music. He is a trained sarod player with several performances to his credit.
📒Hardcore Inventing ✍ Robert Yonover
✏Hardcore Inventing Book Summary : A guide to inventing that explains how people can develop an idea into an invention, build a prototype, safeguard intellectual property, market strategically, field investors, and successfully navigate each step of the inventing process.
📒Beckett Lacan And The Voice ✍ Llewellyn Brown
✏Beckett Lacan and the Voice Book Summary : The voice traverses Beckett’s work in its entirety, defining its space and its structure. Emanating from an indeterminate source situated outside the narrators and characters, while permeating the very words they utter, it proves to be incessant. It can alternatively be violently intrusive, or embody a calming presence. Literary creation will be charged with transforming the mortification it inflicts into a vivifying relationship to language. In the exploration undertaken here, Lacanian psychoanalysis offers the means to approach the voice’s multiple and fundamentally paradoxical facets with regards to language that founds the subject’s vital relation to existence. Far from seeking to impose a rigid and purely abstract framework, this study aims to highlight the singularity and complexity of Beckett’s work, and to outline a potentially vast field of investigation.