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1 Histories, Mineralogies, Economies

Elizabeth Emma Ferry Indiana University Press ePub


Mexican mineral specimens are surrounded by webs of transactions in which the minerals, museums and other institutions, and U.S. and Mexican miners, dealers, collectors, curators, and scientists all participate. It is impossible to draw clear boundaries between Mexican mineral collecting and mineralogy and the mineral collecting and mineralogy that goes on in other places. Likewise, the boundaries may become blurred among mineralogy and geology, meteoritics (the study of meteors), and paleontology; among collecting minerals, gems, or fossils; or between those who collect ore minerals (those associated with economic ore deposits and extracted as a by-product of ore mining) or gem minerals.1 For me, this has made the question of what to study and where to stop especially difficult.

What can we learn from limiting the object of study, for analytic purposes, to minerals as agents for making value in and between the United States and Mexico? The transactions surrounding Mexican minerals do specific kinds of work in the world: Through the process by which multiple forms of value are created, minerals help to make other things, such as scientific knowledge, collections, places, and marketplaces. And they make, to some degree, the people and places that participate in science, transnational space, and a stratified mineral economy.

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42 - Tokyo: When a “Splitter-Upper” Goes too Far

Covington, Coline Karnac Books ePub

Hired by a husband to seduce his wife, Takeshi Kuwabara made the mistake of falling in love…

Prosecutors in Tokyo called this week for Takeshi Kuwabara to be given a seventeen-year jail sentence for the murder of his lover, Rie Ishohata. This was no ordinary love affair gone wrong. Kuwabara had been hired by Rie's husband to seduce her in order to obtain grounds for divorce. In short, Kuwabara was what the Japanese call a “splitter-upper”. He made the fatal mistake of falling in love with his client's wife.

Kuwabara worked for one of the wakaresaseya—meaning “splitter-upper”—agencies that have multiplied in Japan over the past few years. The agents are basically private detectives who go a step further than your traditional gumshoe: they don't simply spy on their prey, they enter their lives in disguise in order to split up relationships. An initial consultation may cost 10,000 yen—about £70—and costs then escalate depending on the complexity of the case.

In the case of Kuwabara, he managed to engineer an encounter with thirty-two-year-old Rie as she was shopping in her local supermarket in a northern suburb of Tokyo. Calling himself Hajime, he innocently asked where he could find a shop that sold good cheesecake. They got to talking, one thing led to another, and they became lovers. The couple were eventually photographed entering a “love hotel”, all arranged behind the scenes by Kuwabara himself.

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Part Two Day 4

Geraldine Ellis Watson University of North Texas Press PDF

Reflections on the Neches

shack was usually a tent on the last crib. When the raft hit land in the bend of the river, she saw that it was beginning to break apart and pile up, so she dived into the water and swam clear. That must have been an awesome sight: those great logs piling up like match sticks. She always told I. C. that if the river ever got low enough to expose the logs, he should pull them out, for they were virgin longleaf pine logs and would be as good as new due to submersion in the water. The year Saul Aronow, Ranger David McHugh, and

I canoed the upper Neches, it was lower than I had ever seen it and that was the year I. C. pulled out a good portion of the logs. The fence around his house on Highway 92 was made of hand-rived pales from these logs.

The river was the only way they could transport timber from the Neches watershed to the big lumber mills in Beaumont. Loggers would kill the trees by girdling them, wait a year for them to dry standing up, then cut them down with axes and two-man crosscut saws. Oxen and mules dragged the logs to the sloughs, then, when the winter floods came and water rose, the logs were floated. The main routes in the flooded bottomlands had the trees along them cut while the water was down, and they were called float roads. The logs were fastened with wooden pegs into cribs, or small rafts, and the cribs were connected by chains or ropes to make a long raft. The end of each log was struck with a sledge hammer that had a raised letter on it, thus branding the logs so the receiving mills would know to whom the logs should be credited. Perhaps the owner suspected some enterprising loggers might decide to sell a few logs on their own and pocket the proceeds.

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Chapter 8: A New Challenge—General Howard Takes Command

James Carson UNT Press PDF


Against the Grain

In an analysis published shortly before his arrival at the Academy, the New York Times speculated that one of Howard’s principal concerns was the strictly military relationship maintained between instructors and cadets, the latter treated primarily as privates rather than students. While this “hardens the lads and makes them self-reliant,” the Times contended,

“its most marked result, has been to make the corps of Cadets maintain their own code of unwritten law and social discipline. Its most severe weapon, and the one used most mercilessly, is that of ostracism.” General

Howard, according to the Times, believed that it was time to “cultivate a closer relation” between the cadets and the officers instructing them.

Another of his goals was to eliminate the practice of ostracism and

“the caste spirit,” fostered by “pro-slavery influences,” which tended to encourage it.3

General Howard himself, while a cadet, had been ostracized for well over a year by members of his class, both for associating with his guardian’s son, then a sergeant in the corps of sappers and engineers stationed at West Point, as well as for being an outspoken abolitionist.

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Chapter 26

William Williams Indiana University Press ePub

It was not long after this before we had a dismal stroke befell us, attended with fatal consiquences to us all, as thus. The while we men happened to be out in the bay after the Turtle the cursed Monkey overset a Yabba as it was boiling on the fire, by which my son Owen got one of his feet scalded. This so greatly alarmed them all, as they knew how much I prized him, that my Wife packed Eva off into the Woods after certain roots to stew as a remedy. The poor creture went off with speed altho then with child. We did not return untill about 4 oclock. When I went into the house I found the boy with his foot lap’d up, and had the story in full. My Wife said Eva had been gone a great time after herbs or roots, and wonder’d what detain’d her so long. I took no notice at that about her, but ordered the Monkey to be drown’d at once, being determined it should never be the cause of more mischief; and Harry settled that point with a stone about its neck in the Lagoon.

Now as the evening advanced Mr. Bell grew uneasy about his Wife, saying perhaps She had rambled beyond her knowledge and had lost herself. “How can that be? She has been all over the wood diverse times.” said I. “But you and Harry had better go off in quest of her with one of the Shells.” And away they went and did not return untill Sun down but without any tidings. Now I began to be much alarm’d and advised that they should get torches without loss of time, arm themselves and off again at once, dreading her being alone in the Forest after night as I made no doubt of her being devoured before ye morning. We heard them almost the whole time tooting and shouting. I ordered Patty to make up as large a fire as she could as a direction for them back again. Every now and then I blew a Conck, and thus time passed until midnight. Now all were in tears about me; and if I did not hear their sound now and then my Soul filled with horror least they should all three be lost.

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Chapter Three

Espy, John C. Karnac Books ePub

Roland and Stanley

On the morning of July 5th, Bar Jonah left early and was gone until late in the afternoon. Roland and Stanley had been watching for him. When they heard his car pull into the driveway about three, Roland and Stanley went running out of Lori's front door. Roland grabbed the banisters on each side of the stairway, lifted himself in the air and swung his feet forward, taking three steps at a time. Stanley started swinging down the banisters too, but he didn't wait until Roland was enough out of the way and kicked him in the back of the head. Roland didn't seem to mind though and just kept doing what Bar Jonah had once called his flying three-step. Bar Jonah had heard them jumping down the stairs, before they got to the landing. He kidded them and said it sounded like they were wearing clodhoppers because they were making so much noise. Bar Jonah said he was glad they had come down, because he was going to come up and get them if they hadn't.

Barry hadn't been around much in recent weeks, but it so happened that when Bar Jonah, Roland and Stanley went into the apartment, they found Barry sitting on the couch. Bar Jonah turned around and locked the door once they were all inside. Stanley noticed right away that the sheet Bar Jonah had covering the kitchen was gone. Bar Jonah told Stanley to go and sit with Barry on the couch and watch television. He wanted to talk to Roland privately. Stanley went over and flipped on the black and white television, adjusted the rabbit ears and sat down beside Barry. Barry nodded at Stanley. Bar Jonah walked over, handed Stanley a new bag of potato chips and then told Roland to come back to his bedroom. Roland giddily followed Bar Jonah down the hallway. When Bar Jonah and Roland walked through the door, Bar Jonah turned around, slammed the door and pushed the lock button on the tarnished brass-plated knob.

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Chapter Eight: A Reply From Roberto V. to the Countess of Bolvoir

Rose, William ePub

8th May 1886

My dear Marguerite,

It pleases me greatly to hear this news. All this is opportune indeed. We have fortune gracing our endeavours. The auspices are perfect. There would not be a better time for this should we wait for a hundred more years. So, we must begin. First I will meet the girl. Bring her to me in the country on Sunday the 16th. It can indeed be a day out for her.

I have the use of the house and the chapel until the autumn, but the matter now in hand should be completed during the month of June. It would then be wise for us to move on.


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CHAPTER TWO. Philosophy first, not first philosophy

Cope, Theo A. Karnac Books ePub

Psyche, soul, or mind

In order to orientate our thinking regarding psychology, as a logos of psyche, it is imperative that we embark upon a consideration that is philosophically grounded upon an expanded empiricism, rather than a metaphysical theory of psyche as a spiritual entity called soul, or of psyche as mind. Aristotle’s discussion of the psyche in his work De Anima set the psyche upon a foundation that later was used for metaphysical and religious purposes and subsequently conceptually demolished: this foundation was “first philosophy”, that is, metaphysics. Subsequent thinkers maintained this otherworldly foundation of the human psyche, translated as anima into Latin, thence as soul into English. Psyche is conceived to be a non-material reality that connected humanity to the spiritual realms. In Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and philosophies inspired by the same, psyche was discussed more as an entity that existed “between” spirit and body. The physical-biological dimension was considered only in that it was this dimension that was to be overcome—to be transcended by the spirit’s influence within the psyche.

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Chapter Seven - Variants of Mystical Participation

Eigen, Michael Karnac Books ePub

Mystical participation. Is it a state that underlies experience? Can we better say it is a dimension of experience or sets of dimensions, rather than situate it below–above or earlier–later? What you and I might mean by mystical or participation or related terms might not be the same. I am not sure what I mean, but loosely refer to something sensed. It may occur in varied affective keys: dread, awe, love, heaven, hell, joy, ecstasy, horror, hope, hate. Yes, there are hate frenzies, hate ecstasies, hate unions. Destructive as well as creative mystical participations (Eigen, 2001). There are those who say that destructive union is part of creativeness.

Dimensions—plural. Mystics speak of going through many doors, worlds, gates. Beatrice in Dante's heaven goes from one heaven through another. Heaven keeps opening. Invagination is often an implied image. In my early twenties, after a physical intervention by a somatic therapist, he asked how I felt and I spoke the truth: “I feel like a vagina.” My whole body became vaginal. His paranoid aspect came to the fore and said, “How do you know how a vagina feels?” At that moment, in my experience, I was one.

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13. Isadore Isou’s Messianism Awry

Edited by Michael L Morgan and Steven W Indiana University Press ePub

Cosana Eram

I would have very much liked to spend my life writing the history of those Messiahs, almost unknown to other peoples, but who assert and document our soul.

—Isidore Isou

In a late interview, Isidore Isou (1925–2007) mentioned that the influential surrealist writer André Breton once accused him of trying to be the Messiah and writing about himself in the third person like Salvador Dalí.1 Who was Isou? A Jewish-French author of Romanian origin, he initiated the avant-garde movement called Lettrism/Lettrisme and fashioned his image through his many books, films, plays, small print magazines, literary concepts, and public interventions.2 His work cuts across the subjects of economy, politics, music, aesthetic theory, and theater and has implications for religion, psychology, and sociology. Yet Isou has been singularly neglected although he is a cult figure in several film or poetry circles in Europe. Due to his prodigious activity and his influence upon the well-known visual theorist Guy Debord and the revolutionary artistic group Situationist International, his name is a necessary reference for post-1945 avant-garde; his work is still in need of a full-fledged critical study.

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Chapter Nine: Textual and Conceptual Analysis of Psychotherapists’ Commentaries on the Transcript of the Analytic Session

Kenny, Dianna T. Karnac Books ePub

In order to assess the degree of similarity and difference in the conceptualisation of the therapeutic process by these four psychoanalytic psychotherapists from four “schools” of psychoanalytic psychotherapy—object relations, attachment-informed, existential/phenomenological, and intensive short-term dynamic psychotherapy—each psychotherapist's commentary on the transcript of the analytic session was subjected to textual and conceptual analysis using Leximancer (Version 4.0). Leximancer is an automated content analysis software tool used to find meaning in text-based documents. Concepts are defined as sets of interrelated words that capture a central theme. Leximancer attempts to remove possible researcher bias by automatically detecting the concepts and main themes in textual data, which is examined to select a ranked list of the most significant lexical terms in the text on the basis of word frequency and co-occurrence with other concepts or categories, such as, in this study, psychotherapists from different theoretical orientations (Smith & Humphries, 2006). These terms are used to generate a thesaurus of related words that become weighted concepts.

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Three of Disks

Zalewski, Chris; Zalewski, Pat Aeon Books ePub

The three Disks are in the shape of an upward pointing triangle, the geometric shape analogous to Binah. With the third Disk being added, fertilisation has occurred and been successful. As such, two new rose buds are growing from the rose bush showing an infant state of development. Also, this is the first card to actually show the rose bush which has just been formed. This is the Supernal above the Abyss on the Tree of Life; the unmanifested being complete before it gives manifestation to the next triad below it. The rose bush also is shaped in the Papal cross alluding to concealed mysteries, which is also emphasised by the unopened rose buds.

Alchemically the Three of Disks is second stage Exaltation. Additionally, the images depicted in this card is an upward pointing triangle with a straight line dividing it from the apex through to the bottom, giving the symbol of Sal Alkali, representing the ‘Oil of the Philosophers’ . Another name for this is ‘Salt of Wisdom’ . Following image again, we now draw a line where the rose bush branches spread out to the right and left. This is a line just above the apex of the triangle, giving the symbol of Cauda, which is Latin for ‘tail of an animal’ . If you will refer back to the two of disks, you will see how the Serpent swallows its tail. This is again depicted here and is alchemically referred to as self fertilization. Another symbol comes from the images in the 3 of Disks, which is the cross with a small circle on the top of the vertical line and on each end of the horizontal line (formed by the disks). This is a symbol for Vitriol, known as ‘the true self’ , emphasizing the true essence of the stoe being formed through rectification.

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9: Strange Noises

Gary M. Lavergne University of North Texas Press PDF

mJ~--------------------- Strange Noises

,va)' either. Center portions of the interior walls of the parapet, directly below the huge clocks, jutted out slightly, creating protrusions ideally suited for a dangerous game of hide-and-seek.. Except for a few ornate carvings and the faces of the huge clocks, the walls were made of smooth, pale limestone. When Don Walden and Cheryl

Botts left the deck, they surrendered it to Whitman's exclusive use; only a dying Edna Townsley occupied the interior of the twentyeighth t100r. Because Whitman had successfully secured the Tower's upper floor and deck, storming the fortress would require a serious and incredibly courageous effort. In order to delay further unwelcorned visitors, he wedged the Austin Rental Service dolly against the glass-panele<-l door on the south side.


The structure and design of the 28th tloor reception area and observation deck made for a dangerous gan1e of hide and seek. Whitman attempted to obstruct access to the area by placing Edna 'Townsley's desk and a chair at the top of the stairs. 'The large blank areas on the west and north sides were used for storage, and visitors had no access to the carillon and clock. As a result the only way to confront Whitman on the deck was through the south door. Texas Department of

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13 - Patriarchy in Songs and Poetry by Zarma Women

Edited by Thomas A Hale and Aissata G Indiana University Press ePub

Aissata Niandou

Those unfamiliar with women's songs from the Sahel may be surprised at first by the subversive nature of the lyrics, as evidenced in songs recorded by many other researchers. Zarma society is not an exception to that trend, with women functioning within their own subculture. In their songs, as well as in other forms, they raise their voices against what they see as the unfair constraints of patriarchy that dominate Zarma society. But their songs raise a basic question: can they, in their verbal art, divest themselves of the patriarchal values that permeate not only their society, but also their own language and the deeper values that it conveys?

In this study, I will examine examples from a corpus of twenty-five poem-songs sung by Zarma women that are, on the surface, quite subversive of patriarchal values. But a close study of the poem-songs will offer evidence for a more nuanced view of the subversion conveyed by these poem-songs, and may suggest the need for new analyses of women's songs from other peoples in the Sahel.

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Richard Carr University of North Texas Press PDF

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