Materialities Of Passing

Author : Peter Bjerregaard
Genre : Social Science
Publisher : Routledge
ISBN : 9781317099420
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‘Passing’ is a common euphemism for the death of a person, as he or she is said to ‘pass away’ or ‘pass on’. This open-ended saying has at its heart a notion of transformation from one state to another, which in turn grants the possibility of grasping or approximating the passage of time and the materiality of death and decay. This book begins with the idea that since all material things - whether animals, human beings, objects or buildings - undergo some form of passing, then the specific transformation in these passages and the materiality actively given to it can offer us a grasp of otherwise precarious temporalities. It examines how human beings strive to relate to the temporal dimension of death and decay, by giving new shape and direction to being and by examining its natural transformations. Focusing on the materiality of passing, and thereby the relationship between embodiment, temporality and death, Materialities of Passing offers rich case studies from Europe, Papua New Guinea, South Africa and the Russian Far East for exploring the material, spatial and directional aspects of the very interface between life and death. As such, it will appeal to scholars of anthropology, death studies, archaeology, philosophy and cultural studies.

The Shuberts And Their Passing Shows

Author : Jonas Westover
Genre : Music
Publisher : Oxford University Press
ISBN : 9780190219253
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The Shubert name has been synonymous with Broadway for almost as long as Broadway entertainment itself. With seventeen Broadway theatres including the Ambassador, the Music Box, and the Winter Garden, The Shubert Organization perpetuates brothers Lee and Jacob Shubert's business legacy. In The Shuberts and Their Passing Shows: The Untold Tale of Ziegfeld's Rivals, author Jonas Westover investigates beyond the Shuberts' business empire into their early revues and the centrifugal role they played in developing American theatre as an art form. The Shubert-produced revues, titled Passing Shows, were terrifically popular in the teens and twenties, consistently competing with Florenz Ziegfeld's Follies for the greatest numbers of stars, biggest spectacles, and ultimately the largest audiences. The Shuberts and Their Passing Shows is the first-ever book to unpack the colorful history of the productions, delving into their stars, costumes, stagecraft, and orchestration in unprecedented detail. Providing a fresh and exciting window into American theatrical history, Westover traces the fascinating history of the Shuberts' revue series, presented annually from 1912-1924, and covers more broadly the glorious days of early Broadway. In addition to its compelling history of Broadway's Golden Age, The Shuberts and Their Passing Shows also provides a revisionary argument about the overarching history of the revue. Bolstered by a rich collection of documents in the Shubert Theater Archive, Westover argues against the popular misconception that the Shubert's competitor, producer Florenz Ziegfield - responsible for the better-known Follies - was the sole proprietor of Broadway audiences. As Westover proves, not only were the Passing Shows as popular as the Follies but also a key component in a history of the revue that is vastly more complex than previous scholarship has shown. The Shuberts and Their Passing Shows brings to fruition years of original research and invaluable insights into the gilded formation of present day Broadway.

Passing Orders

Author : S. Jonathon O'Donnell
Genre : Religion
Publisher : Fordham University Press
ISBN : 9780823289691
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Demonization has increasingly become central to the global religious and political landscape. Passing Orders interrogates this centrality through an analysis of evangelical “spiritual warfare” demonologies in contemporary America. Situating spiritual warfare as part of broader frameworks of American exceptionalism, ethnonationalism, and empire management, author S. Jonathon O’Donnell exposes the theological foundations of the systems of queer- and transphobia, anti-blackness, Islamophobia, and settler colonialism that justify the dehumanizing practices of the current U.S. political order. O’Donnell argues that demonologies are not only tools of dehumanization but also ontological and biopolitical systems that create and maintain structures of sovereign power, or orthotaxies—models of the “right ordering” of space, time, and bodies that stratify humanity into hierarchies of being and nonbeing. Alternative orders are demonized as passing, framed as counterfeit, transgressive, and transient. Yet these orders refuse to simply pass on, instead giving strength to deviant desires that challenge the legitimacy of sovereign violence. Critically examining this challenge in the demonologies of three figures—Jezebel, the Islamic Antichrist, and Leviathan—Passing Orders re-imagines demons as a surprising source of political and social resistance, reflecting fragile and fractious communities bound by mutual passing and precarity into strategic coalitions of solidarity, subversion, and survival.

Acceleration And Passing Ability

Author : United States. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Genre : Acceleration (Mechanics)
Publisher :
ISBN : MINN:30000011644709
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Passing Fancies In Jewish American Literature And Culture

Author : Judith Ruderman
Genre : Literary Criticism
Publisher : Indiana University Press
ISBN : 9780253036971
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This scholarly study explores the conflicting forces of assimilation and cultural heritage in literary portrayals of Jewish American identity. In Passing Fancies in Jewish American Literature and Culture Judith Ruderman takes on the fraught question of who passes for Jewish in American literature and culture. In today’s contemporary political climate, religious and racial identities are being reconceived as responses to culture and environment, rather than essential qualities. Many Jews continue to hold conflicting ideas about their identity?seeking deep engagement with Jewish history and the experiences of the Jewish people while holding steadfastly to the understanding that identity is fluid and multivalent. Looking at carefully chosen texts from American literature, Ruderman elaborates on the strategies Jews have used to “pass” from the late nineteenth century to the present?nose jobs, renaming, clothing changes, religious and racial reclassification, and even playing baseball. While traversing racial and religious identities has always been a feature of America’s nation of immigrants, Ruderman shows how the complexities of identity formation and deformation are critically relevant during this important cultural moment.

Recent Advances In Parallel Virtual Machine And Message Passing Interface

Author : Alexey Lastovetsky
Genre : Computers
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN : 9783540874744
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 15th European PVM/MPI Users' Group Meeting held in Dublin, Ireland, in September 2008. The 29 revised full papers presented together with abstracts of 7 invited contributions, 1 tutorial paper and 8 poster papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 55 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on applications, collective operations, library internals, message passing for multi-core and mutlithreaded architectures, MPI datatypes, MPI I/O, synchronisation issues in point-to-point and one-sided communications, tools, and verification of message passing programs. The volume is rounded off with 4 contributions to the special ParSim session on current trends in numerical simulation for parallel engineering environments.

Passing On The Farm

Author : Rita A. Popp
Genre : Fiction
Publisher : The Wild Rose Press Inc
ISBN : 9781509248964
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Rachel Kilkenny comes from Denver for a short stay at the Iowa farm she’s inherited with her brother, Davie. She assumes they’ll manage the homeplace together, and he and his family will move in. But nothing goes according to this simple plan. Her feisty sister-in-law delivers a shocking demand, and Davie avoids helping pack up the parents’ possessions. Then, in the midst of a troubling week, Rachel meets a handsome bicycle shop owner who sets her thoughts spinning in a new direction. Will the future be completely different than anybody expected?

Passing The Tests Of Life

Author : George Davis
Genre : Religion
Publisher : Charisma Media
ISBN : 9781616386139
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This book takes a fresh approach to helping individuals gain a better perspective on why certain events happen and shows how a problem can become an opportunity to respond in a way that is consistent with the Word of God.

Passing Through Book Ii

Author : David L. Marshall
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Publisher : Trafford Publishing
ISBN : 9781426981951
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This book shows the weakness of a young black man. How he related to women and how he treated and was treated by women. It will show the transformation of an out-of-control young black man into a God-fearing, loving black man. You will see yourself and laugh as you read Passing Through, the journey of a black man's life. A must read for 2006.

Passing Through The Woods

Author : David Gwilym Anthony
Genre : Poetry
Publisher : Troubador Publishing Ltd
ISBN : 9781780882741
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Buckinghamshire poet David Gwilym Anthony's new book Passing through the Woods is a revised and updated version of his earlier poetry collections Talking to Lord Newborough and Words to Say and includes a number of new poems. David's poems are carefully crafted, touching upon contemporary themes and written using both structured and free verse. David's greatest strength lies in his exquisite sonnets, and the reader is treated to well over two dozen of them in Passing through The Woods. Designed to appeal to fellow poets and the general reader, David Gwilym Anthony has been inspired by poets such as Robert Frost, Gerard Manley Hopkins and Philip Larkin. br> 'I found myself looking at David's work as a whole, wondering what it is that makes it different. I began with what is perhaps his best-known poem Talking to Lord Newborough and read it quietly aloud, pleased with the easy diction and unforced metre. ' Angle Journal of Poetry