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Georgia Kemp Caraway University of North Texas Press PDF
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5 Reception and Transformation from Seminary to Village

Zoe C. Sherinian Indiana University Press ePub

In the small community of the Tamil Nadu Theological Seminary in Madurai where Theophilus Appavoo taught for twenty-six years there was no question of his significant impact: the use of his songs in almost every service and community event brought Appavoo’s Dalit theology and an orientation toward Tamil folk culture to the heart of seminary life. He transformed the lives of Dalit and non-Dalit students as well as summer music school students and local congregations with a critical understanding of how Christianity in India looks and sounds when focused on social justice and cultural equality. However, during my fieldwork in 1993–94 the extent of his music’s impact throughout the state of Tamil Nadu was not as obvious, at least from my perspective within the TTS community. While I observed the positive impact of the music during brief fundraising campaign tours, TECCA (lay theological education) classes, and student internships, it was not clear to me the extent of transmission and long-term impact resulting from extended use by village and town congregations, especially through the careful introduction and transmission of the music by Appavoo’s students.

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♦ CHAPTER FOURTEEN ♦ Judicial Yoga The tangled logic of corporate rights

Nace, Ted Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

WHAT LEGAL RATIONALES has the Supreme Court relied on to establish corporate rights? How well do those rationales stand up to an audit of their logical coherence?

At first glance, the Supreme Court’s development of corporate rights has the appearance of an orderly and careful progression. It begins with the foundation decision in the 1886 Santa Clara case declaring corporations to be entitled to the same “equal protection” as persons under the Fourteenth Amendment. Then, over the course of the following century, the Court examines first one case and then another, gradually expanding the set of corporate rights. (The entire corporate bill of rights is shown in Table 1.1.)

That image of coherence and care is deceptive. The judicial reasoning that underlies the creation of corporate rights has cracks—deep internal inconsistencies. Unfortunately, the process by which the Supreme Court builds a body of jurisprudence out of multiple decisions does not serve to expose these sorts of cracks, but rather to hide them. With the passage of time, the defective old bricks acquire a sheen of legitimacy, weathering into handsome, venerable foundations.

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17 Education and the Cultural Olympiad

Stephen Frost Kogan Page ePub

There is an untold aspect of the Games beyond the sport. It is the story of how we encouraged new audiences for the Arts and influenced the curriculum of three-quarters of British schools. It is a compelling case of how issues of inclusion are brought to the fore and how children instinctively understand Diversity and Inclusion better than adults do. It’s a humbling reminder of how we can learn from them. We just need to become more childlike sometimes, and strip away the inefficient baggage that we have picked up over the years that still keeps holding us back.

The original Olympic vision of founder Baron Pierre de Coubertin was Sport, Education and Culture, a general human improvement programme. However, in the modern commercial world, the latter two have somewhat lost out to Sport, which has reigned supreme in all recent Olympic Games. London, being London, and the UK remaining a creative, if no longer economic, superpower, Education and Culture were to receive their biggest boost in years with the London Games. As Seb said upfront ‘We are serious when we say that London’s Cultural Olympiad is an important part of the 2012 Games. These are not just warm words. Together with education and sport, culture sits at the core of the founding of the modern Games and retains that role in today’s Movement.’

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1 Old Petersburg, Preservation Movements, and the Soviet State’s “Turn to the Past”

Steven M. Maddox Indiana University Press ePub


At the turn of the twentieth century, european intellectuals were becoming increasingly interested in locating their nation’s past in historic monuments. Across the continent, institutions, organizations, and interest groups formed to protect and preserve the “tangible links” to their nation’s revered history.1 In 1903, Alois Riegl, a prominent Austrian art historian, wrote an essay on what he called the “modern cult of monuments.” He focused on the way people assign meaning and value to the built environment, and argued that there are essentially two types of monuments: deliberate and unintentional. Deliberate monuments are those sculptures, statues, buildings, and other forms of expression that are meant from the moment of their creation to mark an occasion or preserve the memory of a person or event. Unintentional monuments, on the other hand, are those which are attributed value as monuments, or defined as such by viewers, at a later date; their commemorative value is assigned only after they are created. While unintentional monuments are not built to commemorate, they nevertheless have historical value as witnesses to a bygone age, event, or individual. Such places are infused with meaning by later generations and become “stone documents” which tell a certain story.2

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