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13. Organic Empathy: Feminism, Psychopharmaceuticals, and the Embodiment of Depression

Stacy Alaimo Indiana University Press ePub

Elizabeth A. Wilson

Judith Kegan Gardiner opened her 1995 review of Listening to Prozac, Talking Back to Prozac, and Prozac Nation for the journal Feminist Studies with this anecdote:

I recently attended an interdisciplinary feminist meeting that assumed a consensus about social constructionism and criticized scholarly work that was perceived as “essentialist,” because it implied a biological basis for gender attributes. During meals and breaks, however, I heard a different story. Several women were taking Prozac or similar drugs for depression. Some of their children, who had been difficult, “underachieving,” or disruptive in school, were also being medicated. These informal discussions centered on symptoms, side effects, and relief. They implied but did not discuss a view of personality as biochemically influenced. . . . The potential contradiction between such private solutions and the publicly avowed ideology of social constructionism was never voiced. (Gardiner 1995, 501–502)

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Metaphor in Easterine Kire’s

Bitter Wormwood

Easterine Kire’s (1959 - ) Bitter Wormwood is a novel that spans from the tumultuous period of the 1950s and 60s to the present day. Easterine sets the fictional narrative in perspective as she states:

... it is a book about the ordinary people whose lives were completely overturned by the freedom struggle. So I could say that it was the stories of the people and their untold suffering that inspired me to write this book. First, the community has the shared experience of  fear and then that is followed by silence. In the case of the Indian occupation of the Naga Hills, the people experienced genocide, starvation, burning of villages, fields and granaries and torture. Their culture was devalued and their religious centres such as churches were desecrated. Caste was used as an oppressive instrument because the Indian soldiers came from a caste society whereas Nagas were casteless. In subsequent years, occupation led to the problem of surviving Nagas experiencing the psychological effects of self-hatred, alcoholism, depression, and self abuse and domestic abuse. Another psychological effect of the constant oppressive policies is victimhood on a very high level. I’d like people to know the truth, unadulterated and ugly though it may be at times. Not my version of the truth but an objective truth that people in their heart of hearts will have to agree with as true, even if it paints an unattractive picture of the conflict and of the people who became its prisoners (

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Chapter 2: The Balanced Assessment Model: When Formative Meets Summative

Kay Burke Solution Tree Press ePub

Assessment is a broad term that can be looked at from many dimensions, including instructional purpose. The instructional purpose of a formative assessment is to provide feedback during the learning process; the instructional purpose of a summative assessment is to make a final judgment at the end of the learning process.

Assessment is the process of gathering evidence of student learning to inform instructional decisions. If the evidence is accurate and timely, educators can use it to support student learning. Assessment consists of all the tools that teachers use to collect information about student learning and instructional effectiveness. Teachers use tests, presentations, observations, and class work to assess student learning. Evaluation is the procedure for collecting information and making a judgment about it. For example, standardized test scores, dropout and graduation rates, and promotion and retention rates are used to evaluate the success of a high school (Carey, 2001, as cited in Ataya, 2007). Assessment is an ongoing process that occurs daily, whereas evaluation often occurs at the end of an assessment cycle.

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7. Stand Up!

Richard Monson-Haefel O'Reilly Media ePub

Udi Dahan is The Software Simplist, recognized by Microsoft Corporation with the coveted Most Valuable Professional award for Solutions Architecture now three years running. Udi is a connected technologies advisor working with Microsoft on WCF, WF, and Oslo. He also serves on the Advisory Boards of the Microsoft Software Factories Initiative and the Patterns & Practices' Prism Project. He provides clients all over the world with training, mentoring, and high-end architecture consulting services, specializing in service-oriented, scalable, and secure .NET architecture design.

AS ARCHITECTS, MANY OF US HAVE GROWN from highly technical positions where our success was derived mainly from our ability to talk to machines. However, in the role of architect much of our communication is now done with our fellow human beings. Whether it's talking to developers about the benefits of employing a specific pattern, or explaining to management the cost-benefit tradeoffs of buying middleware, communication is core to our success.

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C. Capturing Traffic

Michael Iedema O'Reilly Media ePub

Two sources can be used to capture activity on an OpenBTS installation. The IP side of the network can be recorded for debugging or analysis, as can the raw GSM and GPRS radio frames. Unified into a single stream, it provides a very powerful research tool for baseband developers, application authors, and network engineers.

The first source is the raw IP packets being sent between the individual components of OpenBTS. In addition to VoIP signaling and media streams, there are a multitude of other ports exchanging data. A list of these ports, their settings, and their types can be found in Table A-3.

To capture data from these ports, a small utility named tcpdump is needed. It can listen to any network interface on your system and display and/or record the traffic to a file. Install it now:

The exact usage of tcpdump is outside of the scope of this book so only a few examples will be presented. To learn more about it, use the man (manual) command:

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