Equipment for Living

Equipment for Living is also a wonderful guide to essential poetry and popular music.

Equipment for Living

Author: Michael Robbins

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476747091

Page: 224

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Brilliant, illuminating criticism from a superstar poet—a refreshing, insightful look at how works of art, specifically poetry and popular music, can serve as essential tools for living. How can art help us make sense—or nonsense—of the world? If wrong life cannot be lived rightly, as Theodor Adorno had it, what weapons and strategies for living wrongly can art provide? With the same intelligence that animates his poetry, Michael Robbins addresses this weighty question while contemplating the idea of how strange it is that we need art at all. Ranging from Prince to Def Leppard, Lucille Clifton to Frederick Seidel, Robbins’s mastery of poetry and popular music shines in Equipment for Living. He has a singular ability to illustrate points with seemingly disparate examples (Friedrich Kittler and Taylor Swift, to W.B. Yeats and Anna Kendrick’s “Cups”). Robbins weaves a discussion on poet Juliana Spahr with the different subsets of Scandinavian black metal, illuminating subjects in ways that few scholars can achieve. Equipment for Living is also a wonderful guide to essential poetry and popular music.

Equipment for Living

Equipment for Living: The Literary Reviews of Kenneth Burke is the largest collection of Burke's book reviews, most of them reprinted here for the first time.

Equipment for Living

Author: Kenneth Burke

Publisher: Parlor Press LLC

ISBN: 1602353859

Page: 684

View: 397

Equipment for Living: The Literary Reviews of Kenneth Burke is the largest collection of Burke's book reviews, most of them reprinted here for the first time. In these reviews, as he engages famous works of poetry, fiction, criticism, and social science from the early 20th century, Burke demonstrates the prominent methods and interests of his influential career.

Equipment for Living

Barry Brummett. Equipment for Living EQUIPMENT FOR LIVING “Literature is
equipment for living.” Kenneth Burke,. Front Cover.

Equipment for Living

Author: Barry Brummett

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1365976602

Page: 76

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Barry Brummett is a resident of Austin, TX and teaches at the University of Texas at Austin. This is his first book of poetry. His poems are grouped into general themes of nature, life, and death. The title is taken from a book chapter by the poet, novelist, and theorist Kenneth Burke. Literature, including poems, are "equipment for living," we turn to literature of all sorts to get us through life. Elsewhere Burke says that poems help "get things placed." That is my goal in writing poetry.

Stories as Equipment for Living

Until now , news of Myerhoff ' s Fairfax work has been carried primarily on the
airwaves of oral tradition , on videotapes of the film In Her Own Time , and on
audiotapes of her presentations . Stories as Equipment for Living crystallizes her
final ...

Stories as Equipment for Living

Author: Barbara G. Myerhoff

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472069705

Page: 209

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Barbara Myerhoff's groundbreaking work in reflexivity and narrative ethnography broke with tradition by focusing not on the raw ethnographic data, but on her interaction with those she studied. Myerhoff's unfinished projects, including her final talks on storytelling, ritual, and the "culture of aging and Yiddishkeit," offer a magisterial summary of her life's work. "The beauty of Stories as Equipment for Living is the quality of being a compilation of rescued fragments, bits and pieces of a great master's writing and thinking that were coming towards synthesis but had never reached a finished form prior to her death. This collection is an examination of the place of narrative in human life, the synthetic nature of culture and the constant search for visibility particularly by those relegated for one reason or another to the margins. A thought-provoking book worthy of extended reflection." ---Jack Kugelmass, Professor of Anthropology and Director of Jewish Studies, University of Florida "Stories as Equipment for Living achieves a nice balance between preserving Myerhoff's work in its original form and reconstructed contexts, but presenting it in a manner relevant to readers a generation after her death. The book documents Myerhoff's growing involvement with Jewish culture, the actual process of anthropological work through field notes, and the picture of how she always was bouncing the fine details of this combined professional and personal venture off the 'big questions' of anthropology in its broadest sense." ---Harvey E. Goldberg, Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, Hebrew University, Israel "These essays capture the rhythm of Barbara Myerhoff's words and her vivid and distinctive train of thought, bringing the reader into the classroom of one of anthropology's finest lecturers. As an anthropologist with a poet's gift for language, she utilizes the tools of ethnography and extraordinary powers of observation---a remarkable 'ethnographic eye'---to explore the outward expressions and inner lives of the Fairfax neighborhood of L.A. These stories are not only glorious introductions to the study of culture, but provide in their revelations a reason for studying it. They are required reading for anyone passionate to know what an anthropologist can teach us about communities and ultimately about ourselves." ---Steve Zeitlin, Director, City Lore: The New York Center for Urban Folk Culture "Master of the third voice, the voice of collaboration, Myerhoff is at once a consummate listener and inspired storyteller. This book offers a rare and luminous opening into the working process and wisdom of one of the great anthropologists of the twentieth century." ---Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, Professor of Performance Studies at New York University and coauthor of They Called Me Mayer July: Painted Memories of a Jewish Childhood in Poland Before the Holocaust "Myerhoff and her collaborators have given her 'Hasidim,' her disciples old and new, a final and precious gift." ---Jonathan Boyarin, The Robert M. Beren Distinguished Professor of Modern Jewish Studies at the University of Kansas and author of Thinking in Jewish Barbara Myerhoff was a renowned anthropologist who did pioneering work in gerontology, Jewish studies, folklore, and narrative anthropology. She is best known for her ethnography of and personal involvement with a community of elderly immigrant Jews in California. Her writings and lectures have had an enormous impact on all of these areas of study, and her books are widely celebrated, especially Number Our Days, whose companion documentary film won an Academy Award. Marc Kaminsky is a psychotherapist, a poet, a writer, and the former codirector of the Institute on Humanities, Arts and Aging of the Brookdale Center on Aging. Mark Weiss is a writer, an editor, a translator, and a poet; his books include the widely praised Across the Line/Al Otro Lado. Deena Metzger is a novelist, a poet, and the founding codirector (with Marc Kaminsky) of the Myerhoff Center. Thomas R. Cole is the Beth and Toby Grossman Professor and Director of the McGovern Center for Health, Humanities, and the Human Spirit at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, and a Professor of Humanities in the Department of Religious Studies at Rice University; his expertise lies in the history of aging and humanistic gerontology.

Kid Stuff

Equipment for Living How Popular Music Fits in the Lives of Youth Peter G .
Christenson a few years ago my son , who was then eight , developed a
fascination with rap music in general and with the controversial artist Snoop
Doggy Dogg in ...

Kid Stuff

Author: Diane Ravitch

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801873270

Page: 267

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The author draws on thirty years of research to paint a startling portrait of entertainment violence and its target audience, children, gauging the dangers of "tox pop" on the nationÆs youth. (Social Science)

Selected Bulletins

for living . When the conditions of farm living are made efficient and attractive
there will be plenty of efficient minded people ready to go back to the land .
EQUIPMENT FOR LIVING . A farm needs two types of equipment - equipment for
living ...

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The Living Age

We have no evidence or intimation in the memoir that Fraser ever did anything of
the kind; there is abundant negative evidence to the contrary. What was the
extent of his theological preparation and equipment for the necessary work of the
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The Living Age

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The Rhetorical Power of Popular Culture

The critic's ultimate goal is to understand the motives we use to justify our actions,
particularly when those actions conflict with society's behavioral norms. Popular
culture texts viewed through a dramatistic lens function as “equipment for living ...

The Rhetorical Power of Popular Culture

Author: Deanna D. Sellnow

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412915414

Page: 199

View: 547

This introductory textbook unites the study of rhetoric with the persuasive potential of today's 'texts' in popular culture. By providing students with a means by which to understand why popular texts are important to study-as well as how to examine these texts' underlying messages from a variety of rhetorical perspectives-Deanna Sellnow helps readers become critical consumers of the many popular culture texts that influence them in their daily lives.Features &BAD:amp; Benefits:This textbook unites rhetorical criticism with mediated popular cultural texts (e.g., film, television, rap music) in ways that relate directly to the experiences of people in society today. Each chapter is devoted to one theoretical perspective (e.g., narrative, dramatistic, Marxist, feminist, illusion of life, visual pleasure, media effects) Each chapter provides (a) an explana¡tion of a particular rhetorical theory, (b) examples of messages the theory reveals when applied to vari¡ous contemporary popular culture texts, (c) embedded ôapplying what youÆve learnedö opportuni¡ties for students to practice examining a specific film, television program, song, or adver¡tisement using the theory, (d) one or two scholarly articles that use the theory to examine a popular culture text, (e) one or two sample student papers that use the theory to examine a popu¡lar culture text, and (f) an end-of-chapter challenge posed to students to examine in depth a contempo¡rary artifact using the concepts described in the chapter Each chapter opens with reflective questions to guide students to about specific examples as read the chapter.

Czech Farmers in Oklahoma

Equipment for farm living as used here includes the home and all of the
household equipment of the farm family . In studies of planes of living or socio -
economic status , when this aspect of farm life is examined these are sometimes
 ...

Czech Farmers in Oklahoma

Author: Russell Wilford Lynch

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Page: 119

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The Living Individual

The compounding of unipars develops the atom , the molecule , and chemical
compounds together with the physical features that constitute the physical
equipment of the living individual as exemplified in the development , growth ,
and ...

The Living Individual

Author: Edwin C. Woodward

Publisher:

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Page: 182

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Ephesians Pattern for Christian Living

His Equipment — Full Armor, 6:13-20 Paul begins this specific discussion of the
Christian armor by using a causal clause. Because of the spiritual nature of the
opposition, the Christian soldier must have spiritual equipment for this spiritual ...

Ephesians Pattern for Christian Living

Author: Ray Summers

Publisher: Baptist Sunday School Board

ISBN: 9780805413458

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Media Marathoning

5. Equipment. for. Living. Morally. The previous chapters have elucidated some
common structural features of immersive, transportative narratives, but I haven't
yet covered their substance, the values contained therein. The second half of the
 ...

Media Marathoning

Author: Lisa Glebatis Perks

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739196758

Page: 246

View: 297

Media Marathoning analyzes readers’ focused engagement with story worlds. Drawing from qualitative studies of marathoners and textual analysis of commonly marathoned stories, this book presents a holistic look at the rewards, costs, and values that course through many marathoners’ experiences to chart the cultural implications of media marathoning.

Advertising and Selling

In some cases , equipment is not steps which can and should be taken the
equipment enumerated , show put into the ... Efficient dantly , the consuming
public will be is the crippled buying power of farm- equipment for living comes
first and ...

Advertising and Selling

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The Living Art

Before the development of high - fidelity electronic amplification equipment , "
sound " in the theatre was almost entirely ... to buy high quality components ,
sound effects can be reproduced with real " living presence ; " the audience
cannot tell ...

The Living Art

Author: Philip George Hill

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 578

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Patterns for Living

Muffled beneath grotesque equipment suggestive of deep sea divers , Slim and
Tiny walked heavily toward the paint spraying booth . The thickly padded , paint -
stiffened clothes made their movements robot - like . Slim followed Tiny into the ...

Patterns for Living

Author: Oscar James Campbell

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 1306

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