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  1. THE EFFECTS OF DIGITALIZATION ON TURKISH CARICATURE

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    Bahadir UCAN

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Years of 2000’s can be defined as “the digiral century”. In this digital century, it is seen that digitalllization creates new concepts and approaches and it even affects our daily lifes. Digitalization will be analyzed with the relationship between art and technology. Changes have seen on different areas of art both on style and contentment with digitalisation. In this study, it is aimed to underline digitalization, to investigate its effects on caricature, humor and the magazines in Turkey and to comment on what digitalization brings. Online books, online articles, online humor magazines are becoming popular. Internet makes caricature achievable freely and with the aid of social networking sites, digital caricatures can reach more people than the published ones.

  2. Manifold Constrained Transfer of Facial Geometric Knowledge for 3D Caricature Reconstruction

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    Jun-Fa Liu; Wen-Jing He; Tao Chen; Yi-Qiang Chen

    2013-01-01

    3D caricatures are important attractive elements of the interface in virtual environment such as online game.However,very limited 3D caricatures exist in the real world.Meanwhile,creating 3D caricatures manually is rather costly,and even professional skills are needed.This paper proposes a novel and effective manifold transfer algorithm to reconstruct 3D caricatures according to their original 2D caricatures.We first manually create a small dataset with only 100 3D caricature models and use them to initialize the whole 3D dataset.After that,manifold transfer algorithm is carried out to refine the dataset.The algorithm comprises of two steps.The first is to perform manifold alignment between 2D and 3D caricatures to get a "standard" manifold map; the second is to reconstruct all the 3D caricatures based on the manifold map.The proposed approach utilizes and transfers knowledge of 2D caricatures to the target 3D caricatures well.Comparative experiments show that the approach reconstructs 3D caricatures more effectively and the results conform more to the styles of the original 2D caricatures than the Principal Components Analysis (PCA) based method.

  3. Effect of Use of Caricatures on Teaching Vocabulary in Teaching Turkish as Foreign Language

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    Topal, Yakup

    2015-01-01

    Teaching vocabulary in teaching Turkish as Foreign language is important. Different methods are employed in teaching vocabulary. In this study the pre- and post-test results of experimental group where caricatures were used to teach vocabulary and control group where vocabulary items were taught without use of caricatures when teaching Turkish…

  4. Mode selection in a caricature of eutectic solidification

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    Datye, V.; Mathur, R.; Langer, J. S.

    1982-09-01

    We have studied the problem of mode selection, specifically, selection of the lamellar spacing, in eutectic solidification, by constructing a caricature of a thin-film eutectic solidifying at constant velocity in the presence of a finite temperature gradient and in a slightly noisy environment. Our model incorporates mechanisms which allow termination of substable lamellae and creation of new lamellae by the splitting of lamellae larger than a spacing λmax. We have studied this model both by a simple analytic approximation and by computer simulation. We find that both the steady state spacing and the regularity of the pattern are sensitively dependent on the ratio λmax/λmin, where λmin is the minimum spacing required for steady state stability. An additional result to emerge from our investigation is that when λmax becomes less than a critical value, the system apparently undergoes a transition into a chaotic state.

  5. Mode selection in a caricature of eutectic solidification

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    Datye, V.; Mathur, R.; Langer, J.S.

    1982-09-01

    We have studied the problem of mode selection, specifically, selection of the lamellar spacing, in eutectic solidification, by constructing a caricature of a thin-film eutectic solidifying at constant velocity in the presence of a finite-temperature gradient and in a slightly noisy environment. Our model incorporates mechamisms which allow termination of substable lamellae and creation of new lamellae by the splitting of lamellae larger than a spacing lambda/sub max/. We have studied this model both by a simple analytic approximation and by computer simulation. We find that both the steady state spacing and the regularity of the pattern are sensitively dependent on the ratio lambda/sub max//lambda/sub min/, where lambda/sub min/ is the minimum spacing required for steady state stability. An additional result to emerge from our investigation is that when lambda/sub max/ becomes less than a critical value, the system apparently undergoes a transition into a chaotic state.

  6. Automatic Generation of 3D Caricatures Based on Artistic Deformation Styles.

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    Clarke, Lyndsey; Chen, Min; Mora, Benjamin

    2011-06-01

    Caricatures are a form of humorous visual art, usually created by skilled artists for the intention of amusement and entertainment. In this paper, we present a novel approach for automatic generation of digital caricatures from facial photographs, which capture artistic deformation styles from hand-drawn caricatures. We introduced a pseudo stress-strain model to encode the parameters of an artistic deformation style using "virtual" physical and material properties. We have also developed a software system for performing the caricaturistic deformation in 3D which eliminates the undesirable artifacts in 2D caricaturization. We employed a Multilevel Free-Form Deformation (MFFD) technique to optimize a 3D head model reconstructed from an input facial photograph, and for controlling the caricaturistic deformation. Our results demonstrated the effectiveness and usability of the proposed approach, which allows ordinary users to apply the captured and stored deformation styles to a variety of facial photographs.

  7. Image Based Hair Segmentation Algorithm for the Application of Automatic Facial Caricature Synthesis

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    2014-01-01

    Hair is a salient feature in human face region and are one of the important cues for face analysis. Accurate detection and presentation of hair region is one of the key components for automatic synthesis of human facial caricature. In this paper, an automatic hair detection algorithm for the application of automatic synthesis of facial caricature based on a single image is proposed. Firstly, hair regions in training images are labeled manually and then the hair position prior distributions an...

  8. Effects of Caricaturing in Shape or Color on Familiarity Decisions for Familiar and Unfamiliar Faces.

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    Itz, Marlena L; Schweinberger, Stefan R; Kaufmann, Jürgen M

    2016-01-01

    Recent evidence suggests that while reflectance information (including color) may be more diagnostic for familiar face recognition, shape may be more diagnostic for unfamiliar face identity processing. Moreover, event-related potential (ERP) findings suggest an earlier onset for neural processing of facial shape compared to reflectance. In the current study, we aimed to explore specifically the roles of facial shape and color in a familiarity decision task using pre-experimentally familiar (famous) and unfamiliar faces that were caricatured either in shape-only, color-only, or both (full; shape + color) by 15%, 30%, or 45%. We recorded accuracies, mean reaction times, and face-sensitive ERPs. Performance data revealed that shape caricaturing facilitated identity processing for unfamiliar faces only. In the ERP data, such effects of shape caricaturing emerged earlier than those of color caricaturing. Unsurprisingly, ERP effects were accentuated for larger levels of caricaturing. Overall, our findings corroborate the importance of shape for identity processing of unfamiliar faces and demonstrate an earlier onset of neural processing for facial shape compared to color.

  9. Image Based Hair Segmentation Algorithm for the Application of Automatic Facial Caricature Synthesis

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    Yehu Shen

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Hair is a salient feature in human face region and are one of the important cues for face analysis. Accurate detection and presentation of hair region is one of the key components for automatic synthesis of human facial caricature. In this paper, an automatic hair detection algorithm for the application of automatic synthesis of facial caricature based on a single image is proposed. Firstly, hair regions in training images are labeled manually and then the hair position prior distributions and hair color likelihood distribution function are estimated from these labels efficiently. Secondly, the energy function of the test image is constructed according to the estimated prior distributions of hair location and hair color likelihood. This energy function is further optimized according to graph cuts technique and initial hair region is obtained. Finally, K-means algorithm and image postprocessing techniques are applied to the initial hair region so that the final hair region can be segmented precisely. Experimental results show that the average processing time for each image is about 280 ms and the average hair region detection accuracy is above 90%. The proposed algorithm is applied to a facial caricature synthesis system. Experiments proved that with our proposed hair segmentation algorithm the facial caricatures are vivid and satisfying.

  10. Scientific Caricatures in the Earth Science Classroom: An Alternative Assessment for Meaningful Science Learning

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    Clary, Renee M.; Wandersee, James H.

    2010-01-01

    Archive-based, historical research of materials produced during the Golden Age of Geology (1788-1840) uncovered scientific caricatures (SCs) which may serve as a unique form of knowledge representation for students today. SCs played important roles in the past, stimulating critical inquiry among early geologists and fueling debates that addressed…

  11. Le ‘convenienze teatrali’: i cantanti nelle caricature di Anton Maria Zanetti

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    Gianluca Stefani

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available The Venetian engraver and collector Anton Maria Zanetti, quondam Girolamo the Elder, amused himself by caricaturing well known people of his time, above all operatic singers and other figures from musical theatre at the beginning of the eighteenth century. Zanetti’s graphic satire can be considered the visual equivalent of the famous Teatro alla moda by Benedetto Marcello: there are exact similarities between the biting literary portraits of male and female singers by the aristocratic Venetian composer and the figurative caricatures of castrati and prime donne by Zanetti. The works of both, full of hilarious wit and inveterate prejudices, are part of that satirical movement which accompanied the commercial musical theatre from its beginnings. This critical essay analyses some caricatures of the most famous singers of the time by Zanetti, and appraises the importance of the satirizing of the so-called convenienze teatrali shared by Marcello’s Teatro alla moda.L’incisore e collezionista veneziano Anton Maria Zanetti quondam Girolamo il vecchio si divertì a mettere in caricatura protagonisti del suo tempo, soprattutto cantanti d’opera e altre figure attinenti al teatro musicale del primo Settecento. La satira grafica zanettiana può considerarsi per molti aspetti l’equivalente visivo del celebre Teatro alla moda di Benedetto Marcello: puntuali le corrispondenze tra i graffianti ritratti letterari di virtuosi e canterine dell’aristocratico musicista veneziano e le icastiche caricature di castrati e primedonne di Zanetti. Gli uni e le altre, colmi di arguzie impagabili e inossidabili pregiudizi, rientrano in quel filone satirico che accompagna il teatro d’opera dei circuiti commerciali fin dai suoi esordi. Il saggio prende in considerazione alcune caricature zanettiane dei più noti cantanti dell’epoca, ponendo in valore quella satira delle cosiddette ‘convenienze teatrali’ condivisa dal libello marcelliano.  

  12. Le ‘convenienze teatrali’: i cantanti nelle caricature di Anton Maria Zanetti

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    Gianluca Stefani

    2014-01-01

    The Venetian engraver and collector Anton Maria Zanetti, quondam Girolamo the Elder, amused himself by caricaturing well known people of his time, above all operatic singers and other figures from musical theatre at the beginning of the eighteenth century. Zanetti’s graphic satire can be considered the visual equivalent of the famous Teatro alla moda by Benedetto Marcello: there are exact similarities between the biting literary portraits of male and female singers by the aristocratic Venetia...

  13. Does the degree of image likeness affect the caricature and prototype effects in facial recognition?

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    Campbell, Heather

    2012-01-01

    Background: Psychological research has largely overlooked that there is variability between photographs of the same person and as a result facial recognition studies have used randomly selected images to represent individuals. Thesis aim: This study therefore aimed to investigate if the variations between images are significant and if these differences influence the caricature and prototype effects. Method: Experiment 1 was designed to investigate image likeness and it found that variations b...

  14. An Index to the Caricatures in the "New York Review of Books" from Its Inception Through the Fifteenth Anniversary Issue (1963-1978).

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    Drazan, Joseph Gerald; Sanguine, Phyllis

    This index identifies caricatures drawn by David Levine which are found in the "New York Review of Books" from its first issue in 1963 through the special fifteenth anniversary issue dated October 12, 1978. The index is arranged alphabetically by surname for each personality caricatured, with some cross references. The numbering system used refers…

  15. Information Censorship: A Comparative Analysis of Newspaper Coverage of the "Jyllands-Posten" Editorial Caricatures in Cross-Cultural Settings

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    Thomas, Julie George

    2010-01-01

    The identification and examination of cultural information strategies and censorship patterns used to propagate the controversial issue of the caricatures in two separate cultural contexts was the aim of this dissertation. It explored discourse used for the coverage of this topic by one newspaper in a restrictive information context and two…

  16. Producing Parsons' reputation: early critiques of Talcott Parsons' social theory and the making of a caricature.

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    Owens, B Robert

    2010-01-01

    This article examines the critical responses to Talcott Parsons' first major work, The Structure of Social Action (1937), and his two subsequent books, Toward a General Theory of Action and The Social System (both 1951). Because Parsons' work was the subject of such virulent debate, we cannot fully understand Parsons' impact on the discipline of sociology without understanding the source and nature of those early criticisms. I trace the responses to Parsons, first through book reviews and private letters and then in the more substantial statements of C. Wright Mills, George Homans, and Alvin Gouldner, from the largely positive but superficial reception of Structure to the polemics that followed Parsons' 1951 works. In the late 1930s and 1940s, Parsons' reputation grew steadily but there remained no careful reception of Structure, fostering resentment toward Parsons in some quarters while precluding a sophisticated understanding of his work. After 1951, a few critics capitalized on that tension, writing sweeping rejections of Parsons' work that spoke to a much broader audience of sociologists. That dynamic, coupled with Parsons' own indifference toward his harshest critics, produced a situation in which many sociologists simply chose not to read Parsons in the 1950s and 1960s, reinforcing a caricature and distorting perceptions of Parsons' place in mid-twentieth-century American sociology.

  17. Producing Parsons' reputation: early critiques of Talcott Parsons' social theory and the making of a caricature.

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    Owens, B Robert

    2010-01-01

    This article examines the critical responses to Talcott Parsons' first major work, The Structure of Social Action (1937), and his two subsequent books, Toward a General Theory of Action and The Social System (both 1951). Because Parsons' work was the subject of such virulent debate, we cannot fully understand Parsons' impact on the discipline of sociology without understanding the source and nature of those early criticisms. I trace the responses to Parsons, first through book reviews and private letters and then in the more substantial statements of C. Wright Mills, George Homans, and Alvin Gouldner, from the largely positive but superficial reception of Structure to the polemics that followed Parsons' 1951 works. In the late 1930s and 1940s, Parsons' reputation grew steadily but there remained no careful reception of Structure, fostering resentment toward Parsons in some quarters while precluding a sophisticated understanding of his work. After 1951, a few critics capitalized on that tension, writing sweeping rejections of Parsons' work that spoke to a much broader audience of sociologists. That dynamic, coupled with Parsons' own indifference toward his harshest critics, produced a situation in which many sociologists simply chose not to read Parsons in the 1950s and 1960s, reinforcing a caricature and distorting perceptions of Parsons' place in mid-twentieth-century American sociology. PMID:20419789

  18. The image of the censor in a magazine caricature of Russia XIX – early XX century

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    Elena S. Sonina

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Based on a study of 17 thin illustrated humorous and satirical magazines and a number of several digests the author investigates about 30 cartoons of 1847-1917 years dedicated to the censor of the Russian Empire (in addition, selectively – censors France, Germany, Denmark and Sweden. The author isolates the main types depicted censors. More often the Russian censors were depicted in the form of an old woman, a functionary, in the form of "pointing finger" with the amplification means at hand – a red pencil, scissors and paint. The censor’s appearance transformed especially during the First Russian Revolution. The author analyzes the cartoons with a life-like portraits and abstract images of those who are professionally limited the freedom of the press. The censorship conditions (e.g. an urgency of the work or a depending on the political situation in the country are demonstrated. All of the examples noted the prevailing negative connotations of satirical images. Of the 30 cartoons only one picture presents a censor helping writers to pass a difficult way to the Temple of Literature (1847. All other images highlight of obstructive censor’s labor. It was difficult to publish a caricature of censorship and censorship. The article presents facts from the Russian State Historical Archive about mass prohibition satirical images. Painters invented the different tricks against the vigilant guards, but it did not help. At the end of the article author makes a conclusion about the inevitability of a small number of published satirical drawings by virtue of censorship illustrated periodicals.

  19. A singular dispersion relation arising in a caricature of a model for morphogenesis.

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    Britton, N F

    1988-01-01

    In 1983 Oster et al. proposed a model for morphogenesis consisting of a system of partial differential equations in which the dispersion relation for the problem linearised about the zero solution has a singularity. That is, the initial growth rate sigma of a small perturbation of wave number k from the zero solution tends to positive or negative infinity as k tends to some critical value kc from above or below respectively. We consider here as a caricature of the model a single partial differential equation with a similar dispersion relation in a bounded one-dimensional domain. The wave number, or equivalently the domain size, may be thought of as a bifurcation parameter. For the Neumann problem a phenomenon arises in which, as the domain size l increases past a critical value ln, the linear stability of the n-th mode jumps from one solution to a remote solution. That is, for l less than ln the trivial solution is unstable and a certain non-trivial solution is stable to perturbations of mode n, whereas for l greater than ln the opposite is true. For the Dirichlet or the Robin problem a linear stability change in the trivial solution occurs, but no corresponding change in any other solution has been found. The corresponding initial boundary value problems are then considered. An asymptotic analysis is performed in the weakly nonlinear limit in the particular case in which only one mode is unstable and gives an asymptotic solution for two classes of nonlinearity, one symmetric and the other asymmetric about u = 0. A development of the method of harmonic balance is then used to obtain approximate solutions in the strongly nonlinear case and when more than one mode may be unstable.

  20. McKean caricature of the FitzHugh-Nagumo model: Traveling pulses in a discrete diffusive medium

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    Tonnelier, Arnaud

    2003-03-01

    This paper investigates traveling wave solutions of the spatially discrete reaction-diffusion systems whose kinetics are modeled by the McKean caricature of the FitzHugh-Nagumo model. In the limit of a weak coupling strength, we construct the traveling wave solutions and obtain the critical coupling constant below which propagation failure occurs. We report the existence of two different pulse traveling waves with different propagation speeds. Analytical results on the wave speed are obtained. Earlier results on propagation in the bistable medium are found as a limiting regime of our analysis.

  1. Claims-making of Danish Muslims during the Muhammad Caricatures Controversy: A Challenge to the Principles of the Secular Public Sphere?

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    LINDEKILDE, Lasse E.

    2008-01-01

    During the Danish public debate following the publication of the twelve Muhammad caricatures in September 2005, many commentators stated that the (re)actions/claims of Danish Muslims showed lack of familiarity with the basic principles of democracy and Danish traditions of political debate. The article offers an empirical test to several such public accusations through a systematic analysis of the content and justification of Muslim claims throughout the controversy. Thus, the paper raises th...

  2. Pilot studying about the role of anti-drug addiction documentary movies and caricature in changing the views of Tehran’s 7th disrict high school male/female students toward drug addiction as well as comparing them

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    2004-05-01

    Full Text Available In this research, the effect of movie and caricature on students’ attitude toward drug addiction is measured.124 students(61 male and 63 female from Tehran’s 7th district high schools were selected by using muli-stage cluster sampling method. The samples were randomly distibuted in three 21-member groups including control group, caricature group and documentary movie. All groups were pre-tested by using addiction attitude measuring scale (Form A. Then, the test goups were represented with dependent variables of movie and caricature but the control group received no variable. After two weeks, all groups were post-tesed by using addiction attitude measuring scale (Form B. The assumptions were analyzed by applying correlated t-tests , two-way variance analysis and Tucki’s pursuance test The results indicated that movie and caricature are effective in changing students’ attitudes toward addiction, the effects of movie differed from the effects of caricature but there was no difference between them in changing the attitude of male and female students.

  3. Research on the Application of Motion Perception in Caricature and Animation Creation%论运动知觉在动漫创作中的应用

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    庄唯

    2012-01-01

    在动漫创作中,创作者如果忽视对“运动知觉”的一些基本原理的应用,必然会影响动画片制作的效率和质量。文章结合电影心理学的相关理论,通过实例比较和分析,探讨“运动知觉”这一原理在漫画、二维动画片及三维动画片创作中的应用及其意义。%The neglect of some basic principles of "motion perception" will influence the efficiency and quality of the creators" caricature and animation creation. Based on the related theories of film psychol- ogy, and by means of case comparison and analysis, this paper discusses the application of the "motion perception" in the creation of caricature, two-dimensional and three-dimensional animations and its significance.

  4. Un contexte danois caricatural

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    Bojsen, Heidi; Malki Jepsen, Johan

    2006-01-01

    Artikel om baggrunden for reaktionerne på Islam i Danmark og på publiceringen af karikaturtegningerne af Muhammed i Jyllandsposten i 2005. Om forholdet mellem social status, magt og ytringsfrihed...

  5. Crony Capitalism: Caricature or Category?

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    Mazumdar, Surajit

    2008-01-01

    This paper, part of a series on Crony Capitalism and Contemporary India, examines the conceptual meaning of the term crony capitalism, which has acquired considerable popularity since it was used as an explanation for the East Asian crisis. The paper argues that the conception of crony capitalism as a description of a distinct kind of capitalism associated with the State playing a key role in the allocation process suffers from serious deficiencies and therefore does not provide a suitable fr...

  6. 反拿破仑之“冷战”在文学和漫画中的表现%The Manifestation of the "Cold War" against Napoleon in Literature and Caricature

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    越野刚; 米慧

    2012-01-01

    " Cold" is not only a term in meteorology, but it also obtains its "national" identity and cuhural connotation in Russian folk literature and caricature. This paper offers an analysis of the "cold" image based on the war cartoons and essays about war printed during the Russian Patriotic War of 1812.%"严寒"不仅是一个气候学词汇,在俄罗斯民间文学和漫画中同样也可获得"民族"身份和文化内涵。本文依据1812年俄国卫国战争时期印发的战争漫画和关于战争的散文作品,对"严寒"形象予以分析。

  7. Darwin and Religion: Correcting the Caricatures

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    Brooke, John Hedley

    2010-01-01

    Much has been written on the subject of Darwinism and religion, but rather less on the development of Darwin's own thinking on religious matters and how it changed over time. What were his religious, or anti-religious, beliefs? Did he believe that his theory of evolution by natural selection was incompatible with belief in a Creator? Was it his…

  8. One-dimensional caricature of phase transition

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    Schonmann, Roberto H.; Tanaka, Nelson I.

    1990-10-01

    In the limit as the volume grows and the temperature vanishes, it is shown that the one-dimensional nearest neighbor ferromagnetic Ising model presents a sharp transition between two different regimes. Fluctuations are studied in one of these regimes and also in the critical case.

  9. Caricature freedom of expression in France

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    Renán Vega Cantor

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available In this article we will present a sample of the way in France, the acclaimed birthplace and home of freedom of expression, censored, persecuted, and even imprisons those who dare to criticize the Israel lobby or their positions are not in tune with the thought “warm” right, the academic and cultural world

  10. Representing Uncertain Geographical Information with Algorithmic Map Caricatures

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    Brunsdon, Chris

    2016-04-01

    A great deal of geographical information - including the results ion data analysis - is imprecise in some way. For example the the results of geostatistical interpolation should consist not only of point estimates of the value of some quantity at points in space, but also of confidence intervals or standard errors of these estimators. Similarly, mappings of contour lines derived form such interpolations will also be characterised by uncertainty. However, most computerized cartography tools are designed to provide 'crisp' representations of geographical information, such as sharply drawn lines, or clearly delineated areas. In this talk, the use of 'fuzzy' or 'sketchy' cartographic tools will be demonstrated - where maps have a hand-drawn appearance and the degree of 'roughness' and other related characteristics can be used to convey the degree of uncertainty associated with estimated quantities being mapped. The tools used to do this are available as an R package, which will be described in the talk.

  11. Feature Level Fusion of Biometrics Cues: Human Identification with Doddingtons Caricature

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    Kisku, Dakshina Ranjan; Sing, Jamuna Kanta

    2010-01-01

    This paper presents a multimodal biometric system of fingerprint and ear biometrics. Scale Invariant Feature Transform (SIFT) descriptor based feature sets extracted from fingerprint and ear are fused. The fused set is encoded by K-medoids partitioning approach with less number of feature points in the set. K-medoids partition the whole dataset into clusters to minimize the error between data points belonging to the clusters and its center. Reduced feature set is used to match between two biometric sets. Matching scores are generated using wolf-lamb user-dependent feature weighting scheme introduced by Doddington. The technique is tested to exhibit its robust performance.

  12. Näitus "Eesti kirjanik karikatuuris" = Exhibition "Estonian writers in caricature"

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    2011-01-01

    Välinäitus pälvis Eesti Sisearhitektide Liidu 2010. a. näituse ja installatsiooni kujunduse preemia. Autorid: Kaarel Vahtramäe, Liina Jakobson, Mart Lankots, Janno Siimar (Velvet Creative Alliance)

  13. The Analysis Of Criticalness Of Zi Kai's Caricature%试析子恺漫画的批判性

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    程辉; 汪开庆

    2009-01-01

    丰子恺作为进步知识分子,尽管接受了李叔同佛教思想影响,但其生活的各个阶段对世间万象的看法和理解都是不同的,反映到他的漫画创作中来,便形成了他在宗教思想的外衣下,不断呼唤民众觉醒的漫画风格.这种风格因为宗教而显得平和,因为呼唤民众觉醒而触及了部分国民性弱点,从而带有了国民性批判的特征.

  14. 《快乐驿站》中电视漫画的创新探索%Innovations of TV Caricature in Merry Dak

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    唐佳

    2005-01-01

    2004年10月8日,央视综艺频道(CCTV-3)携一批全新改版电视精品栏目盛装亮相。改版后,综艺频道推出的《快乐驿站》新栏目,通过演播室主持人“说”漫画、“画”漫画的手段,实现栏目“讽刺背后的关怀,辛辣背后的温情”的宗旨,使观众感受到生活中的智慧和快乐。

  15. On "White Supremacy" and Caricaturing, Misrepresenting and Dismissing Marx and Marxism: A Response to David Gillborn's "Who's Afraid of Critical Race Theory in Education".

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    Cole, Mike

    2009-01-01

    In this journal in 2007, the author and Alpesh Maisuria critiqued two central tenets of Critical Race Theory (CRT) from a Marxist perspective (Cole and Maisuria, 2007). These are its primacy of "race" over class, and its concept of "white supremacy". Part of the critique focused on the work of leading UK Critical Race Theorist, David Gillborn. A…

  16. Uma caricatura de país

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    Olimpio, Ana Filipa Pereira Miguel, 1989-

    2013-01-01

    Tese de mestrado, Desenho, Universidade de Lisboa, Faculdade de Belas Artes, 2013 The dissertation made in the context of the Drawing Master Degree with the theme: Uma caricatura de país (Caricature of a country), wants to investigate the history of caricature and its protagonists in Portugal, to create a practical work about social and habits caricature and has the purpose to study caricature and humour as an artistic expression. The caricatures introduced in the personal project wa...

  17. Computer-enhanced emotion in facial expressions.

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    Calder, A J; Young, A W; Rowland, D.; Perrett, D.I

    1997-01-01

    Benson & Perrett's (1991 b) computer-based caricature procedure was used to alter the positions of anatomical landmarks in photographs of emotional facial expressions with respect to their locations in a reference norm face (e.g. a neutral expression). Exaggerating the differences between an expression and its norm produces caricatured images, whereas reducing the differences produces 'anti-caricatures'. Experiment 1 showed that caricatured (+50% different from neutral) expressions were recog...

  18. 绘心复合于文心--丰子恺散文的漫画艺术%Paint Heart Complex in Writing Heart--Feng Zikai the Caricature Art of Prose

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    徐贞同

    2005-01-01

    丰子恺是中国现代著名的画家、散文家,其文画之间有着广泛的交融和渗透.从选材、立意、风格、艺术境界等方面探讨丰子恺的漫画艺术对其散文创作的影响,不仅可以更好地领略丰子恺散文丰富的意蕴,而且会获得一种独特的审美愉悦和艺术启迪.

  19. 论日本动漫对中国古典文学名著的改编——以日本漫画版《封神演义》为中心%The adaptation of Japan catoon and caricature from classical Chinese literary masterpieces ---In the Japanese manga edition "Fengshen Kingdoms" as the center

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    黄蓉; 吴慧

    2012-01-01

    日本动漫中大量存在着中国传统文学的元素,它对中国古典文学名著的改编,集传承与颠覆于一体。日本漫画版《封神演义》虽大尺度颠覆了中国古代同名原著小说,在情节布局、人物形象塑造及思想内涵等方面各有不同,但某种程度上又很好地传承了原著天马行空的丰富想象、游戏精神等内在神韵。日本动漫业运用的“戏仿”艺术手法,是对中国古典文化资源的一次“经典再生产”。%In the Japanese animation,there are a lot of Chinese traditional literary elements which is directly de- rived from Chinese mythology and Chinese classical literature works. The adaptation of Japan eatoon and carica- ture from classical Chinese literary masterpieces is a collection of inheritance and subversion. Although the Japa- nese manga Fengshen Kingdoms " are large scale subversion of the ancient Chinese original fiction in the plot arrangement, the character image mold and ideological connotation , to some extent, it is also very good inherit- ance of the original a powerful and unconstrained style rich imagination, deconstruction of sacred and solemn spirit of the game the intrinsic charm. The Japanese animation industry using the " Parody" of art, is the Chinese clas- sical culture resources of a " classic reproduction " .

  20. Muri per comunicare, mura da difendere nella caricatura italiana del 1848-1849

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    Ilaria Torelli

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Il saggio propone un percorso iconografico attraverso alcune caricature pubblicate sulle principali riviste satiriche italiane del 1848-1849 nelle quali il muro riveste di volta in volta un diverso ruolo simbolico.

  1. Dissociating Averageness and Attractiveness: Attractive Faces Are Not Always Average

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    DeBruine, Lisa M.; Jones, Benedict C.; Unger, Layla; Little, Anthony C.; Feinberg, David R.

    2007-01-01

    Although the averageness hypothesis of facial attractiveness proposes that the attractiveness of faces is mostly a consequence of their averageness, 1 study has shown that caricaturing highly attractive faces makes them mathematically less average but more attractive. Here the authors systematically test the averageness hypothesis in 5 experiments…

  2. This is Not About Sex?

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    Pedersen, Else Marie Wiberg

    2011-01-01

    This article engages the understanding of love and grace in Bernard's and Luther's theologies. Taking as a point of departure Anders Nygren's dichotomy of love in agape and eros, Wiberg Pedersen outlines some of the issues raised by Nygren's thesis. Arguing against Nygren's caricature of Bernard'...

  3. Beware the 'Loughborough School' of Social Psychology? Interaction and the politics of intervention.

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    Stokoe, Elizabeth; Hepburn, Alexa; Antaki, Charles

    2012-09-01

    The authors explain the attractions of applying discursive psychology (DP) and conversation analysis (CA) by reporting three different examples of their engagement with practitioners and clients. Along the way, a case is made for separating DP/CA from other kinds of qualitative analysis in social psychology, and for deconstructing some commonly held misunderstandings and caricatures of DP/CA.

  4. Student-Centered Education and Constructivism: Challenges, Concerns, and Clarity for Teachers

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    Krahenbuhl, Kevin S.

    2016-01-01

    Constructivism is undoubtedly one of the most influential philosophies in education in the twenty-first century. It is, however, one that is frequently misunderstood, has diverse meanings ascribed to it, and is often used by advocates to caricature other approaches inaccurately. The learning theory of constructivism and pedagogical theory of…

  5. Education, Enlightenment and Positivism: The Vienna Circle's Scientific World-Conception Revisited

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    Uebel, Thomas E.

    2004-01-01

    The scientific world-conception is properly understood as an enlightenment philosophy only if the current reassessment of the historical Vienna Circle(as opposed to the caricature still prevalent in the popular philosophical imagination) is once more extended to comprehend not only its thorough-going epistemological anti-foundationalism, but also…

  6. Creating Conversations: Finding Ways to Promote Humanities in Large Medical School Courses

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    Holleman, Warren

    2006-01-01

    Since the publication of Samuel Shem's "House of God," medical students and residents have been famous for their cynical conversations about patients and life on the wards. This image is largely a caricature, yet peer pressure, medical machismo, stressful working conditions, and house staff subculture do foster negative attitudes and…

  7. Sex, violence and learning

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    Lieberoth, Andreas; Wellnitz, Kaare Bro; Aagaard, Jesper

    2015-01-01

    Sometimes stories about games make their way into the media. Around the year 2000 they were usually about how games turns mild-mannered suburban kids into desensitized high school-shooters-in-training. But things have changed. Warnings about aggressive emotions, caricatured gender images, and det...

  8. Drawing (Past, Present, and Future) Together: A (Graphic) Look at the Reconceptualization of Art Education

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    Carpenter, B. Stephen, II; Tavin, Kevin M.

    2010-01-01

    In this graphic representation, two characters/caricatures discuss, contemplate, and fantasize the history of the field of art education, its current state, and future manifestations. The conversation is illustrated around the possible reconceptualization of art education. Through text and visual metaphors, the philosophical beliefs, theoretical…

  9. The Old Lady of Threadneedle Street

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    Keyworth, John

    2013-01-01

    The popular nickname for the Bank of England dates back to a caricature of the institution from the 1790s. An exhibition in the Bank’s Museum celebrates two centuries of visual comment, some of which is discussed in this short article.

  10. A Non-oedipal Psychoanalysis? Clinical Anthropology of Hysteria in the works of Freud and Lacan

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    Haute, P.I.M.M. van; Geyskens, T.A.L.

    2012-01-01

    The different psychopathologic syndromes show in an exaggerated and caricatural manner the basic structures of human existence. These structures not only characterize psychopathology, but they also determine the highest forms of culture. This is the credo of Freud's anthropology. This anthropology i

  11. Evaluation of Visual Materials in Social Studies Coursebooks by Teachers' Opinions

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    Yapici, Hakki

    2016-01-01

    The aim of this study is to evaluate the visual elements (picture, photograph, map, table, caricature, etc.) included in the 7th grade Social Studies coursebooks prepared by the Ministry of National Education and taught in 2014-2015 academic year by several variables in accordance with the opinions of Social Studies teachers, with a critical point…

  12. Keeping Them in the Courtyard: A Response to Wynne.

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    Lockwood, Alan L.

    1986-01-01

    Criticizes the ideas of the "great tradition" article (EA 519 521, this issue), pointing out that there is little historical agreement on the nature of morality, and that advocating mindless conformity to externally imposed standards of conduct is to caricature the moral life. (MD)

  13. Cartoons in the Classroom: A Largely Untapped Resource

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    Goulson, Cary F.

    1977-01-01

    The author recommends cartoons as a useful teaching medium for junior and senior high social studies. They clarify meanings of historical and current issues through symbolization and caricature. By sketching their own cartoons and writing about the details of others, students can increase their perception and understanding. (Author/AV)

  14. Looking at Elections through the Cartoonist's Eye. Teaching with Cartoons.

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    Heitzman, W. Ray

    2000-01-01

    Provides a taxonomy of subskills needed to interpret political cartoons. Focuses on two of the subskills (caricature and symbolism) in detail. Includes copies of political cartoons that all pertain to the electoral process, guidelines for selecting cartoons for classroom use, and a list of resources. (CMK)

  15. Hammers and Nails: A response to Lindstrøm and Olsen & Witmore

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    Sørensen, Tim Flohr

    2016-01-01

    to caricature symmetrical archaeology as ‘old wine in new bags’. Third, even though Olsen and Witmore’s defence offers helpful clarifications, I believe that their contribution invites us to discuss the vocabulary of symmetrical archaeology, scrutinizing why there is an apparent tendency to misunderstand its...

  16. The Sage for the Ages

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    O'Connell, Mike

    2007-01-01

    In this article, the author discusses two approaches to teaching: "a guide on the side" and "a sage on the stage." He juxtaposes Alison King's heavy-handed characterization of the traditional college lecturer, and offers his own characterization of self-styled stage-hog professors to offset King's caricature. He also presents a composite picture…

  17. The Flintstones Fallacy

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    Sleutels, J.J.M.

    2013-01-01

    A leading idea in evolutionary psychology and philosophy of mind is that the basic architecture and dynamics of the mind are very old, presumably dating back to the Stone Age. Theories based on this idea are liable to paint a caricature of our ancestors by projecting our modern self-conception onto

  18. Teaching Intelligent Design or Sparking Interest in Science? What Players Do with Will Wright's Spore

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    Owens, Trevor

    2012-01-01

    The 2008 commercial video game "Spore" allowed more than a million players to design their own life forms. Starting from single-celled organisms players played through a caricature of natural history. Press coverage of the game's release offer two frames for thinking about the implications of the game. Some scientists and educators saw the game as…

  19. Capitalization and Punctuation.

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    Lewis, Teresa Marie

    An elementary school unit on punctuation skills is divided into nine sections. Section 1 contains a pretest which is repeated in section 9 as a posttest. Section 2 consists of a series of punctuation mark caricatures to put on the classroom bulletin board. Sections 3 through 7 contain material on the following topics: end of sentence punctuation,…

  20. Preface

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    Mindaugas Briedis

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available The contributors to this volume, who practice phenomenology in six countries in Europe and North America, all agree that these questions are to be answered with a clear and resounding No. The readers of this volume are bound to find out that this common critique of phenomenology is more of a caricature than its accurate description.

  1. Object-centred neglect for non-verbal visual stimuli.

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    Savazzi, Silvia; Neppi-Mòdona, Marco; Zettin, Marina; Gindri, Patrizia; Posteraro, Luciano

    2004-02-01

    In a first experiment, 11 neglect patients repeatedly bisected the elongated caricature of a basset hound with head on the right and tail on the left side with respect to the viewer. On the last (critical) trial, in which the figure was left-right reversed, the bisection error towards the ipsilesional side reversed its direction in three patients and significantly decreased in one patient. In a second experiment, 13 different neglect patients had to bisect the elongated caricature of the basset hound with head on the left and tail on the right side. On the last trial, the bisection error reversed its direction in three patients and significantly decreased in three patients. These results suggest that object-centred neglect (OCN) may affect newly established knowledge about the canonical orientation of a non-verbal visual stimulus.

  2. Advertising in an ageing society

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    Carrigan, Marylyn; Szmigin, Isabelle

    2000-01-01

    Age discrimination is one of the last forms of discrimination yet to be tackled by legislation. Despite the call of the United Nations for older people to be treated fairly, regardless of age, many industries still overtly discriminate against them. The advertising industry is a particular offender, either ignoring older people altogether or presenting them in caricatures or negative stereotypes. The authors suggest that regulation or legislation may be required, to raise awareness of the iss...

  3. I Show You How I Like You: Emotional Human-Robot Interaction through Facial Expression and Tactile Stimulation

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    Canamero, Dolores; Fredslund, Jacob

    2001-01-01

    We report work on a LEGO robot that displays different emotional expressions in response to physical stimulation, for the purpose of social interaction with humans. This is a first step toward our longer-term goal of exploring believable emotional exchanges to achieve plausible interaction...... with a simple robot. Drawing inspiration from theories of human basic emotions, we implemented several prototypical expressions in the robot's caricatured face and conducted experiments to assess the recognizability of these expressions...

  4. Cognitive Dimensions of Predator Responses to Imperfect Mimicry

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    Lars Chittka; Daniel Osorio

    2007-01-01

    Many palatable animals, for example hoverflies, deter predators by mimicking well-defended insects such as wasps. However, for human observers, these flies often seem to be little better than caricatures of wasps—their visual appearance and behaviour are easily distinguishable from those which they are attempting to mimic. This imperfect mimicry baffles evolutionary biologists, because one might expect natural selection to do a more thorough job. Here we discuss two types of cognitive process...

  5. Comparison of ICM with TPF-LEP to Prevent MAC Spoof DoS Attack in Wireless Local Area Infrastructure Network

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    Durairaj, M; A. Persia

    2014-01-01

    A Comparison of Integrated Central Manager (ICM) and Traffic Pattern Filtering with Letter Envelop Protocol (TPF-LEP) is done. Denial of Service (DoS) attack is a biggest peril in wireless local area infrastructure network. It makes the resources unavailable for intended users which transpired through spoofing legitimate Client/AP's Medium Access Control (MAC) address. MAC address are easily caricatured by the adversary clients, subsequently they are not encrypted. Since, the adversary sends ...

  6. Carriages, coffee-cups and dynamometers :representing French technical cultures in the London Mechanics’ Magazine,1823-1848

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    Marsden, Ben

    2011-01-01

    British discussions of French technical culture have often assumed, if not explicitly stated, contrasting ‘national styles’ : centralized, state-oriented, theoretically driven, and institutionally supported work in France ; dispersed, individualistic, empirically driven, school-shy practice in Britain. In this paper I examine a spectrum of French-British technical interactions during the second quarter of the nineteenth century and ask whether such caricatures have any power. To make this stu...

  7. International Justice for Atrocity in Africa?The International Criminal Court,African Governments and Sustainable Peace

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    Matignon, Emilie

    2011-01-01

    No The action of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in Africa is often criticized for its partiality and as being a tool in the handsof a hegemonic neocolonialism. Despite those critics, which are sometimes caricatural, the analysis of the intervention ofthe first permanent institution for international criminal justice is crucial to understand the dilemma and contradictions arisingbetween the theory and the practice of transitional justice. This paper will discuss the role of the Inte...

  8. We are not Charlie: Muslims' differentiated reactions to the Paris Attacks, and the dangers of indiscriminate finger-pointing

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    Grimm, Jannis

    2015-01-01

    "After the January 2015 attacks in Paris, Muslims from all over the world showed impressive solidarity with the victims. This was the more surprising given that the victims included cartoonists working for the satirical magazine "Charlie Hebdo", whose caricatures of Mohammed had previously caused mass protests in predominantly Muslim states. However, European media took more notice of the protests against the new edition of the satirical magazine than of the declarations of solidarity. This s...

  9. Re-Examining Mead: G. H. Mead on the Material Reproduction of Society

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    Silva, Filipe Carreira da

    2007-01-01

    Despite decades of scholarship on G.H. Mead (1863—1931), we are still far from an adequate estimate of the full scope of his contributions. In this article, I examine the standard caricature that portraits Mead as an essentially idealist thinker, without much to say on the `material conditions of reproduction' of modern industrialized societies. Focusing on Habermas's version of this interpretation, I try to show that if `science and democracy' is a common theme amongst classical pragmatists,...

  10. A gaming strategy for teaching the use of critical cardiovascular drugs.

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    Saethang, T; Kee, C C

    1998-01-01

    This article reports the use of a successful strategy for teaching non-critical care nurses how to safely administer critical cardiovascular drugs. The use of a gaming technique to accomplish this, accompanied by a caricature case study, is described in detail. Participants' evaluations evidenced a high degree of satisfaction and enjoyment in learning the pharmacological content. Readers can adapt this game to other learning topics for rapid and effective learning of material specific to their institutions.

  11. Unterrichtsentwurf: „Paneuropa“ – eine utopische Europaidee?

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    Annika Jücker

    2014-01-01

    Within the context of the internal series Europaideen im 20. Jahrhundert, Annika Jücker thematised Richard N. Coudenhove-Kalergi’s pan-European concept for her lesson plan “Paneuropa“ – eine utopische Europaidee? The plan provides insight into an early 20th century European idea, as well as an interesting lesson approach to the historical development of Europe. Utilising diverse types of sources (caricature, speech, quote), the students of an advanced level course will be familiarised with th...

  12. Driven Random Field Ising Model: some exactly solved examples in threshold activated kinetics

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    Shukla, Prabodh

    2004-01-01

    The random field Ising model driven by a slowly varying uniform external field at zero temperature provides a caricature of several threshold activated systems. In this model, the non-equilibrium response of the system can be obtained analytically on a Bethe lattice if the initial state of the system has all spins aligned parallel to each other. We consider ferromagnetic as well as anti-ferromagnetic interactions. The ferromagnetic model exhibits avalanches and non-equilibrium critical behavi...

  13. A defence of Tesman: historiography in Hedda Gabler

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    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available The article investigates the subject of history and historiography in Hedda Gabler through a revision of the prevalent view that intended Tesman to be a caricature on the historical profession. Tesman’s research area is innovative; it foreshadows later developments in historical thinking and is therefore linked to Ibsen’s modernism.

  14. The Flintstones Fallacy

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    Sleutels, J.J.M.

    2013-01-01

    A leading idea in evolutionary psychology and philosophy of mind is that the basic architecture and dynamics of the mind are very old, presumably dating back to the Stone Age. Theories based on this idea are liable to paint a caricature of our ancestors by projecting our modern self-conception onto earlier minds. I argue that this ‘Flintstones Fallacy’ is an underrated risk, relieved neither by standard biological arguments nor by arguments from psychology and philosophy. Indeed, each of thes...

  15. From urban political economy to the cultural political economy : rethinking culture and economy in and beyond the urban

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    Ribera Fumaz, Ramon

    2009-01-01

    Discussions about the culture-economy articulation have occurred largely within the confines of economic geography. In addition, much attention has been diverted into caricaturized discussions over the demise of political economy or the invalidity of culturalist arguments. Moving the argument from the inquiry on the ¿nature¿ of the economy itself to the transformation of the role of culture and economy in understanding the production of the urban form from an urban political ec...

  16. Television's Mature Women: A Changing Media Archetype: From Bewitched to the Sopranos

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    Hant, Myrna

    2007-01-01

    Despite almost a half century of change and growth for women spurred by the Second Wave of the Women’s Movement, older women continue to be depicted on television as caricatures informed by ageist ideologies. A feminist textual analysis of mature women on television reveals a surprisingly consistent media archetype and helps to elucidate the politics of representation of older women. It is only very recently that counter hegemonic portrayals are acting as “filtering devices” (Cohen, 2002, p...

  17. Censored illustrated material in Croatian magazines during the reign of Károly Khuen Héderváry (1883–1903

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    Tamara Štefanac

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available The aim of the paper is to investigate the seized illustrative material, mostly caricatures, from satirical magazines Bič, Trn, Stršen, Tries, and Vrač pogađačduring the reign of Károly Khuen Héderváry (1883–1903. Only the illustrations that were a combination of image and text were taken into consideration. The magazines kept in the National and University Library in Zagreb were used as source materials, and the legal grounds on which the illustrations were seized were presented based on archival data from the Croatian State Archives. The first part of the paper presents the seizure of illustrations on legal grounds, and the second part discusses the multiple meanings of images in relation to text, trying to establish to what extent the caricatures and illustrations in given magazines can be viewed as carriers of polysemous messages. Although a definite conclusion on the volume and types of seizedillustrationsduring the reign of Károly Khuen Héderváry cannot be made due to inadequate sources, we could reconstruct the legislative and political context of bans and prove the power of the image, which is the basic contribution of this paper. Key-words: printing, censorship, confiscation, caricature, Party of Rights, Bič, Trn, Stršen, Tries, Vrač pogađač.

  18. Globalization and democracy

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    DEEPAK NAYYAR

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available ABSTRACTThe gathering momentum of globalization in the world economy has coincided with the spread of political democracy across countries. Economies have become global. But politics remains national. This essay explores the relationship between globalization and democracy, which is neither linear nor characterized by structural rigidities. It seeks to analyze how globalization might constrain degrees of freedom for nation states and space for democratic politics, and how political democracy within countries might exercise some checks and balances on markets and globalization. The essential argument is that the relationship between globalization and democracy is dialectical and does not conform to ideological caricatures.

  19. Foley Sounds vs Real Sounds

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    Trento, Stefano; Götzen, Amalia De

    2011-01-01

    This paper is an initial attempt to study the world of sound effects for motion pictures, also known as Foley sounds. Throughout several audio and audio-video tests we have compared both Foley and real sounds originated by an identical action. The main purpose was to evaluate if sound effects...... are always better than real sounds [1]. Once this aspect is cleared up, the next step will be to understand how Foley effects exaggerate important acoustic features. These are the basis for being able to create a database of expressive sounds, such as audio caricatures, that will be used in different...

  20. Political Cartoons in the EFL and American Studies Classroom

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    Christianna Stavroudis

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Political cartoons are anything but innocent caricatures. They have been described as “a confrontational art form” (Oliphant 25, as “purposefully designed to elicit strong emotions and reactions from readers” (Long, Bunch, and Lloyd 651, and as “among the more extreme forms of expression” (Long, Bunch, and Lloyd 651. Stories abound with the harsh punishments endured by political cartoonists under oppressive regimes. One might even say that what allows liberal and conservative American cartoonists to feel any sense of solidarity with one another is their bond through the First Amendment and their belief in the democratic enterprise that is criticizing government.

  1. [Human nature and the enhancement of human beings in the light of the transhumanist program].

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    Goffi, Jean-Yves

    2011-01-01

    There are three main approaches about the question of Human Nature. essentialists consider that there exists a permanent Human Nature, shared by every human being. Existentialists consider that there is no such thing as human nature, but inescapable modes of being in the world. A moderate approach would consider that Human Nature can be modified within the limits of anthropological invariants. Transhumanists are conservative in that they think that there is a Human Nature; but they are radical in that they believe that it can (and must) be transcended by bio-technnologies and computer technologies. This project is evaluated as a caricature of suitable human enhancement.

  2. The stereotype as a mechanism of the national identity desintegration. The case of My big fat Greek wedding

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    José Félix GÓNZALEZ SÁNCHEZ

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available The cultural industry takes advantage of the evocative power of the stereotype to construct discourses easily identified with the public. The audiovisual machinery, especially Hollywood, employs this narrative mechanism to disintegrate the cultural features that shape the identity of a social group. Positive ethnic characteristics are quickly integrated into its culture; however, negative aspects are converted into stereotypes that serve to caricature the donor nation. This affront to the peripheral cultures tries at the same time to reinforce and consolidate the weak North American identity.

  3. Karikatur Karya G.M. Sudarta di Surat Kabar Kompas Kajian Pragmatik

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    Slamet Supriyadi

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available Caricatures are used mainly to put forward constructive ideas on prevailing issues and to put forward humorous function. The types of speech act practiced are commisive, expressive, verdictive, assertive, directive, and performative. The dominating speech act found is directive. Based on the forms of speech act used, types of speech act practiced by the caricaturist are direct type of speech act. In the practice of cooperative principles, the caricaturist violates the maxims of quantity, quality, relevance, and manner. Politeness principles practiced by the caricaturist are tact, agreement, sympathy, and modesty maxims. Linguistic aspects utilized are phonological aspects, phrases, words, sentences, and discourse which coherence with the pictures.

  4. A Theory of the Quantum Metal to Superconductor Transition In Highly Conducting Films

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    Oreto, Paul; Kivelson, Steven; Spivak, Boris

    2007-03-01

    Treating the inhomogeneous solution of the BCS mean-field equations as the saddle point of an effective quantum action, we derive the theory of the superconductor to metal transition in films under the conditions in which the critical resistance is small compared to the quantum of resistance. The present results are applicable to the magnetic field driven transition in MoGe films. It is also applicable to the transition in zero field in a weakly coupled d-wave superconductor, which may in turn be a useful caricature of a cuprate high temperature superconductor.

  5. Dense granular media as athermal glasses

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    JORGE KURCHAN

    2001-01-01

    I briefly describe how mean-field glass models can be extended to the case in which the bath and friction are non-thermal, thus promoting them to granular matter mean-field caricatures. Solving their dynamics one discovers a temperature with a thermodynamic meaning associated with the slow rearrangements, even though there is no thermodynamic temperature at level of fast dynamics. This temperature can be shown to match the one defined on the basis of a flat measure over blocked (jammed) confi...

  6. Clausewitz’s “Wondrous Trinity” as a Coordinate System of War and Violent Conflict

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    Herberg-Rothe, Andreas

    2009-01-01

    Rather than discarding Clausewitz’s theory of war in response to the revolutionary changes in modern warfare, this article articulates a broader theory of war based on his concept of the “wondrous trinity,” identifying it as his true legacy. The author shows that the concept of trinitarian war attributed to Clausewitz by his critics, which seems to be applicable only to wars between states, is a caricature of Clausewitz’s theory. He goes on to develop Clause- witz’s theory that war is compose...

  7. La France mesurée

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    Monique PELLETIER

    1986-09-01

    Full Text Available À la cartographie de cabinet se substitua à la fin du XVIIe et au XVIIIe siècle une cartographie de terrain dont la précision et la cohésion sont la conséquence de l'établissement d'un canevas géométrique couvrant tout le territoire français. La première carte de France, celle de Cassini, plus géométrique que topographique, est l'illustration, voire la caricature, des nouvelles méthodes.

  8. Uncovering strata: An investigation into the graphic innovations of geologist Henry T. De la Beche

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    Clary, Renee M.

    An historical investigation into the types of illustrations in the Golden Age of Geology (1788--1840) revealed the nature and progression of graphic representation at the dawning of geology as a science. Exhaustive sampling of geology texts published in the period of focus proceeded until saturation was achieved. Qualitative analysis and evaluation of early illustrations were accomplished with Edward R. Tufte's theory of graphic design. Hypothesis testing around a correlation coefficient revealed significance at the 99% confidence level for relationships between publication year and number of included graphics, and publication year and the graphic density of texts. Henry T. De la Beche emerged as an important geologist who made numerous innovative graphic contributions in the Golden Age of Geology. De la Beche promoted colliding theory graphics, or the accurate portrayal of the earth's sections and scenes that would remain valuable for future generations of geologists. He was apparently the first geologist to utilize the small multiple format. De la Beche also designed and drew scientific caricatures that encapsulated the theoretical debates of the day, as well as the social, cultural, and historical influences on the emerging theories of geology. These scientific caricatures have emerged as instructional graphics with significant classroom potential for teaching the nature of science. De la Beche also drew the first portrayal of a scene from deep time, Duria antiquior, which became the first innovative classroom geology teaching graphic. Through his introduction and development of several important genres of visual explanation, De la Beche emerged as the Father of Visual Geology Education.

  9. Comparison of ICM with TPF-LEP to Prevent MAC Spoof DoS Attack in Wireless Local Area Infrastructure Network

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    M. Durairaj

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    Full Text Available A Comparison of Integrated Central Manager (ICM and Traffic Pattern Filtering with Letter Envelop Protocol (TPF-LEP is done. Denial of Service (DoS attack is a biggest peril in wireless local area infrastructure network. It makes the resources unavailable for intended users which transpired through spoofing legitimate Client/AP's Medium Access Control (MAC address. MAC address are easily caricatured by the adversary clients, subsequently they are not encrypted. Since, the adversary sends the management frame, which is unencrypted, to the victim using spoofed MAC address. This study compares the performance of Integrated Central Manager (ICM and Traffic Pattern Filtering with Letter Envelop Protocol (TPF-LEP and evaluated the result using NS2. The attack scenario is simulated and effectiveness of the solutions is validated after the instigation of solutions in the attack consequences. Throughput, Packet Delivery Ratio and Packet Loss are measured and taken to endorse the performance of ICM and TPF-LEP.

  10. La libertà di espressione e il rispetto dei sentimenti religios

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    Juan Carlos Suárez Villega

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Freedom of speech ought to be interpreted as a value linked with different aims of a democratic society. It is not admissible to accept a freedom of speech which conceals harmful intentions against a single person or a social community. The historical defence of freedom of speech is based on the enlargement the debated of ideas, rather than on a subjective exercise of personal extravagance. To respect religious feelings and another personal aspects is an absolute limitation of freedom of speech. Because of that, we do not agree with the identification of Muslim religion with terrorism that has been published, trough Mahoma’s caricatures, in some European newspapers.

  11. I Show You How I Like You: Emotional Human-Robot Interaction through Facial Expression and Tactile Stimulation

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    Fredslund, Jakob; Cañamero, Lola D.

    2001-01-01

    We report work on a LEGO robot capable of displaying several emo- tional expressions in response to physical contact. Our motivation has been to explore believable emotional exchanges to achieve plausible interaction with a simple robot. We have worked toward this goal in two ways. First......, acknowledging the importance of physical manipulation in children's inter- actions, interaction with the robot is through tactile stimulation; the various kinds of stimulation that can elicit the robot's emotions are grounded in a model of emotion activation based on different stimulation patterns. Sec- ond......, emotional states need to be clearly conveyed. We have drawn inspira- tion from theories of human basic emotions with associated universal facial expressions, which we have implemented in a caricaturized face. We have conducted experiments on both children and adults to assess the recogniz- ability...

  12. Post Civil War African American History: Brief Periods of Triumph, and Then Despair.

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    Graff, Gilda

    2016-01-01

    During Reconstruction, which is often called the most progressive period in American history, African Americans made great strides. By 1868 African American men constituted a majority of registered voters in South Carolina and Mississippi, and by 1870 eighty-five percent of Mississippi's black jurors could read and write. However, Reconstruction was followed by approximately one hundred years of Jim Crow laws, lynching, disenfranchisement, sharecropping, unequal educational resources, terrorism, racial caricatures, and convict leasing. The Civil Rights Revolution finally ended that period of despair, but the era of mass incarceration can be understood as a reaction to the Civil Rights Movement. This article attempts to understand the persistence of racism in the United States from slavery's end until the present. PMID:27108470

  13. Germ cell cancer and disorders of spermatogenesis

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    Skakkebaek, N E; Rajpert-De Meyts, E; Jørgensen, N;

    1998-01-01

    in research in the early stages of testicular cancer (carcinoma in situ testis (CIS)) allows us to begin to answer some of these questions. There is more and more evidence that the CIS cell is a gonocyte with stem cell potential, which explains why an adult man can develop a non-seminoma, which...... is a neoplastic caricature of embryonic growth. We consider the possibility that CIS cells may loose their stem cell potential with ageing. Along these lines, a seminoma is regarded a gonocytoma where the single gonocytes have little or no stem cell potential. The Sertoli and Leydig cells, which are activated......Why is there a small peak of germ cell tumours in the postnatal period and a major peak in young age, starting at puberty? And, paradoxically, small risk in old age, although spermatogenesis is a lifelong process? Why is this type of cancer more common in individuals with maldeveloped gonads...

  14. La CGT dans les années 1950

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    Andolfatto, Dominique; Barberis, Raymond; Besse, Jean-Pierre; Bickard, Robert; Bidouze, Réné; Blondeau, Achille; Bouche, Bernard; Bressol, Élyane; Brun, Jean; Calvetti, Oswald; Crom, Jean-Pierre Le; Dereymez, Jean-William; Desseigne, Maurice; Dreyfus, Michel; Frajerman, Laurent

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    Propices aux polémiques et à la caricature, les années 1950 sont au nombre des périodes encore mal connues de l’histoire de la CGT. Le Centre d’histoire sociale du XXe siècle et l’Institut CGT d’histoire sociale ont uni leurs compétences afin de mieux comprendre ce que fut la Confédération en ces temps difficiles. Tel était l’objet du colloque tenu en novembre 2003 dont rend compte le présent ouvrage. Durant la guerre froide, le poids du parti communiste a très fortement pesé sur la vie de la...

  15. Biotechnology regulation: limiting or contributing to biotech development?

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    Hansen, Anne Grethe

    2001-01-01

    Modern biotechnology has been characterized by being surrounded by scientific and public debate and by interest conflicts. An early Danish debate and regulation has been criticized for inhibiting or retarding development and thus growth. Though much regulation and debate have been transferred...... to the European arena, their role and extension are still an issue. In this paper, the often anticipated innovation-inhibiting effects of regulation are questioned by giving an account of regulations and debates in Denmark. An account which includes the shifting positions of industry, the research community...... that regulation and debate changed the rate and direction of new biotechnology development, contributing to technology acceptance, without however ensuring it. The paper thus questions the caricatured assumptions in economics and industrial policy that regulation restrict techno-economic growth. The paper further...

  16. 小年见大 弦外有余音——品读丰子恺设色漫画《绛园图》和《恢复旧神州》有感%Much in Little, Sounds out String

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    刘遇春

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    Pingxiang Museum collects two caricatures by Mr. Feng Zikai, Jiangyuan Graph and Revive Old China. Through the observation, we discover that though only several sketches, but it makes us ponder. The best conclusion of his artistic feature is that "Much in Little, Sounds out String".%萍乡博物馆珍藏了丰子恺先生的两幅漫画《绛园图》和《恢复旧神州》,通过品读这两幅漫画,我们发现,他的漫画虽寥寥几笔,却令人深思,耐人寻味。“小中见大,弦外余音”是对他艺术风格的最好概括。

  17. Fashion pictures and women pictures in French women magazine. Normatives parades or strategic masquerade?

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    Full Text Available This article proposes to study the fashion pictures within a representative sample of French women magazines. Based on the method of “sémiologie des indices”, used to analyze a corpus of woman’s body and fashion staged, this paper addresses the issue of new functions granted to the stereotyping process. Starting to the assumption of a contract between audience and media, this analysis shows that the gender stereotype may be prescribed, up to a caricature of the womanhood, to the female readers identified as co-producers of the media discourse. Demonstrating both the co-existence of a plurality of gender representations in its pictures and their variability, this work proposes the concept of strategic masquerade to apprehend the possible new functions for the process of gender stereotyping in media.

  18. Vicarious Collecting: A Review of Some Notable Books about Books - and where to acquire them!

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    Koester, Jack

    Reviews on Milestones of Science, Ruth A. Sparrow, Buffalo Museum of Science, 1972, The Face of the Moon, from the Linda Hall Library, Out of this World - The Golden Age of the Celestial Atlas, Linda Hall Library, including Bayer's Uranometria, Schiller's Coelum Christianum, Hevelius' Firmamentum, Flamsteed's Atlas Coelestis, and Bode's Uranographia, as well as Argelander, Bode, Cellarius, Coronelli, Doppelmaier, Kepler, La Caille, Messier, Piccolomini, and Wollaston, Heavenly Library, Angus MacDonald and A.D. Morrison-Low from Royal Observatory Edinburgh, Library, 1994, Catalogue of the Rare Astronomical Books in the San Diego State University Library, Louis A. Kenney, 1988, and Vanity Fair, from 1869 to 1914, including caricatures of famous astronomers and scientists, such as Airy, Ball, Huggins, and Proctor.

  19. Lie integrable cases of the simplified multistrain/two-stream model for tuberculosis and dengue fever

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    Nucci, M. C.; Leach, P. G. L.

    2007-09-01

    We apply the techniques of Lie's symmetry analysis to a caricature of the simplified multistrain model of Castillo-Chavez and Feng [C. Castillo-Chavez, Z. Feng, To treat or not to treat: The case of tuberculosis, J. Math. Biol. 35 (1997) 629-656] for the transmission of tuberculosis and the coupled two-stream vector-based model of Feng and Velasco-Hernandez [Z. Feng, J.X. Velasco-Hernandez, Competitive exclusion in a vector-host model for the dengue fever, J. Math. Biol. 35 (1997) 523-544] to identify the combinations of parameters which lead to the existence of nontrivial symmetries. In particular we identify those combinations which lead to the possibility of the linearization of the system and provide the corresponding solutions. Many instances of additional symmetry are analyzed.

  20. Hallucinogen Persisting Perception Disorder and Risk of Suicide.

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    Brodrick, Joy; Mitchell, Brian G

    2016-08-01

    A 30-year-old male patient developed a hallucinogen persisting perception disorder (HPPD) after smoking cannabis laced with phencyclidine (PCP) or lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) 10 years prior to hospital admission. Clinically, he reported seeing vivid, saturated colors and caricature-like objects. The patient described perceiving objects or people in motion as moving faster than normal. He reported living in a dream-like state and feeling numb and detached from other people and his surroundings. Upon pharmacotherapy initiation, facility transfer, and subsequent discharge from an acute psychiatry unit, he ultimately committed suicide. Although hallucinogen abuse is common in the United States, this case suggests that HPPD maybe significantly underdiagnosed and undertreated. In some cases, this oversight may perpetuate years of unnecessary patient suffering and can ultimately lead to severe depression and suicide. PMID:25631475

  1. Empiricist Interventions

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    Munk, Anders Kristian; Abrahamsson, Sebastian

    2012-01-01

    Recent papers by prominent scholars in science and technology studies (notably JohnLaw and Bruno Latour) have crystallized a fundamental disagreement about the scope and purpose of intervention in actor-network theory or what we here choose to bracket as empirical philosophy. While the precept...... crafting of an adequate account). A key point here is to challenge the impermeability of such a division and show how the strategic dispute, if to be taken seriously, invariably spills over to swamp the level of tactics. To illustrate this point, we draw upon materials from our recent doctoral research...... projects and to facilitate the discussion we make two deliberate caricatures: Firstly, we operate with a simplifi ed history of actor-network theory in which a strategy of epistemological critique has been replaced by two contending agendas for ontological intervention. Secondly, we address these two...

  2. Mad, Bad, and Dangerous to Know? The Strange Allure and Elusive Reality of North Korea

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    Full Text Available Sandra Fahy, Marching Through Suffering: Loss and Survival in North Korea. New York: Columbia University Press, 2015. 272 pp. $40 (cloth/e-book. Hazel Smith, North Korea: Markets and Military Rule. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015. 394 pp. $90 (cloth, $33 (paper, $26 (e-book. Lady Caroline Lamb famously called Lord Byron “mad, bad, and dangerous to know.” In describing North Korea, Hazel Smith replaces “dangerous to know” with “sad,” but she, like Sandra Fahy, seeks to recuperate the ultimate humanity of North Koreans. Both Smith and Fahy have spent considerable time in North Korea or with North Koreans, and they convey the contemporary dynamics of North Korea without relying on the ready-made caricatures and stereotypes that dominate in the West (and the rest...

  3. La banlieue dans l’imaginaire québécois. Problèmes originels et avenir critique

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    Daniel Laforest

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    La banlieue est l’objet d’une visibilité accrue dans l’imaginaire littéraire du Québec contemporain. Rien n’indique cependant qu’elle ait dépassé le stade de la caricature ou de la critique unidimensionnelle. Face à cela cet article formule deux hypothèses. La première est qu’il y a une ville consensuelle dans les imaginaires du Québec moderne, et que cette ville repose sur la suppression de l’historicité des formes périurbaines. La seconde est que la réhabilitation de cette historicité dégag...

  4. Unterrichtsentwurf: „Paneuropa“ – eine utopische Europaidee?

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    Annika Jücker

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    Full Text Available Within the context of the internal series Europaideen im 20. Jahrhundert, Annika Jücker thematised Richard N. Coudenhove-Kalergi’s pan-European concept for her lesson plan “Paneuropa“ – eine utopische Europaidee? The plan provides insight into an early 20th century European idea, as well as an interesting lesson approach to the historical development of Europe. Utilising diverse types of sources (caricature, speech, quote, the students of an advanced level course will be familiarised with the beginnings and problems of European unification. The plan is set out to develop a critical understanding of the nowadays taken-for-granted EU and to raise awareness of a possible European cultural consciousness.

  5. Object-centred pseudoneglect for non-verbal visual stimuli.

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    Pia, Lorenzo; Neppi-Modona, Marco; Folegatti, Alessia

    2010-01-01

    The rightward spatial bias shown by left neglect patients and the small leftward bias displayed by healthy subjects (pseudoneglect) have been interpreted as phenomena sharing a common attentional imbalance mechanism. Here we investigated whether pseudoneglect, similarly as neglect, can occur in an object-centred frame of reference. Thirty healthy participants repeatedly bisected the elongated caricature of a basset hound with the head on the left and the tail on the right or viceversa. In the last critical trials, the figure appeared horizontally mirrored. The bisection error reversed from the left to the right space in the critical trials. This result shows that it is possible to induce object-centred pseudoneglect on newly established knowledge about the canonical orientation of non-verbal visual stimuli.

  6. Driven Random Field Ising Model:

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    Shukla, Prabodh

    The random field Ising Model (RFIM) driven by a slowly varying uniform external field at zero temperature provides a caricature of several threshold activated systems. In this model, the non-equilibrium response of the system can be obtained analytically in one dimension as well as on a Bethe lattice if the initial state of the system has all spins aligned parallel to each other. We consider ferromagnetic as well as anti-ferromagnetic interactions. The ferromagnetic model exhibits avalanches and non-equilibrium critical behavior. The anti-ferromagnetic model is marked by the absence of these features. The ferromagnetic model is Abelian, and the anti-ferromagnetic model is non-Abelian. Theoretical approaches based on the probabilistic method are discussed in the two cases, and illustrated by deriving some basic results.

  7. A cell dynamical system model of chemical turbulence

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    Oono, Y.; Yeung, C.

    1987-08-01

    A cellular-automaton-like caricature of chemical turbulence on an infinite one-dimensional lattice is studied. The model exhibits apparently "turbulent" space-time patterns. To make this statement precise, the following problems or points are discussed: (1) The infinite-system-size limit of such cell-dynamical systems and its observability is defined. (2) It is proved that the invariant state in the large-system-size limit of the "turbulent" phase exhibits spatial patterns governed by a Gibbs random field. (3) Potential characteristics of "turbulent" space-time patterns are critically surveyed and a working definition of (weak) turbulence is proposed. (4) It is proved that the invariant state of the `turbulent" phase is actually (weak) turbulent. Furthermore, we conjecture that the turbulent phase of our model is an example of a K system that is not Bernoulli.

  8. Le conseil général de l’Hérault de 1901 à 1913

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    Yves Billard

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    Full Text Available Parmi tous les exemples d’assemblées représentatives étudiées dans ce cycle de séminaires, les conseils généraux sont un exemple presque caricatural d’assemblée indiscutablement « représentative », dont les membres sont élus au suffrage universel, où la délibération est de pure forme, presque sans effets pratiques, tant la prépondérance de l’exécutif est grande dans les départements, avant la loi « de décentralisation » Gaston Defferre de 1982. Pour comprendre ce déséquilibre des pouvoirs ent...

  9. Clausewitz’s “Wondrous Trinity” as a Coordinate System of War and Violent Conflict

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    Andreas Herberg-Rothe

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Rather than discarding Clausewitz’s theory of war in response to the revolutionary changes in modern warfare, this article articulates a broader theory of war based on his concept of the “wondrous trinity,” identifying it as his true legacy. The author shows that the concept of trinitarian war attributed to Clausewitz by his critics, which seems to be applicable only to wars between states, is a caricature of Clausewitz’s theory. He goes on to develop Clause- witz’s theory that war is composed of the three tendencies of violence/force, fighting, and the affiliation of the combatants to a warring community. Each war can be analyzed as being composed of these three tendencies and their opposites.

  10. QUALITATIVE SURVEY OF PERCEPTION OF 9TH GRADERS WHO EXPERIENCED AN EARTHQUAKE TOWARDS THE CONCEPT “EARTHQUAKE”

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    Bülent AKSOY

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    Full Text Available This study is carried out to determine the metaphors of 9th graders they have towards the concept "earthquake". 194 9th graders in Erciş, Van took part in the study in the academic year of 2012-2013. The data of the study is collected by students' completing the sentence "earthquake is like …, because …." and from the pictures and caricatures drawn by the students about their metaphors for the concept earthquake. The data is analyzed with content analysis method. According to the results of the study, the students produced 72 metaphors about the concept of "earthquake". These metaphors were categorized into 6 different conceptual groups according to their common features. As a result of the study, it was revealed that 5.04% of the students perceive the concept of "earthquake" as doomsday, 4.32% as fear, 3.60% as monster and cradle and 2.88% as death and disaster.

  11. Le Canard en ciné, série satirique

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    Carou, Alain

    2011-01-01

    Le Canard en ciné de l’atelier Lortac (1921-1923) s’impose comme la première série d’animation du cinéma français dont la durée de vie ait dépassé quelques épisodes. Sur le modèle du dessin de presse, elle passe en revue l’actualité et, plus largement, les faits et mœurs contemporains. Si elle représente une forme datée de caricature en cette époque commençante du « dessinateur-journaliste » (Delporte), elle tire profit de l’animation notamment pour figurer une brutalité du monde moderne à l’...

  12. Situating cognitive/socio-cognitive approaches to student learning in genetics

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    Kindfield, Ann C. H.

    2009-03-01

    In this volume, Furberg and Arnseth report on a study of genetics learning from a socio-cultural perspective, focusing on students' meaning making as they engage in collaborative problem solving. Throughout the paper, they criticize research on student understanding and conceptual change conducted from a cognitive/socio-cognitive perspective on several reasonable grounds. However, their characterization of work undertaken from this perspective sometimes borders on caricature, failing to acknowledge the complexities of the research and the contexts within which it has been carried out. In this commentary, I expand their characterization of the cognitive/socio-cognitive perspective in general and situate my own work on genetics learning so as to provide a richer view of the enterprise. From this richer, more situated view, I conclude that research from both perspectives and collaboration between those looking at learning from different perspectives will ultimately provide a more complete picture of science learning.

  13. Feminism as Islamophobia: A review of misogyny charges against Islam

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    Md. Mahmudul Hasan

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    Full Text Available One important feature of Islamophobia is to caricaturize Islam as misogynistic and oppressive to women and thus to advance imperialist hegemony. This “gendered Islamophobia” stigmatizes the religion even though, compared to other world religions, its treatment of women is arguably preferable and more enlightened. Historically, one treasonous use of feminism has been to misappropriate it in order to serve colonial interests and support imperialist wars of occupation that repress subjugated people including women and children. This article argues that ignorance about, and prejudice against, Islam contribute to portraying it as a misogynistic creed. Wrong notions of Islam lead many feminists in Muslim societies to denigrate Islamic teachings and borrow Western ideas to advance women’s causes. Lampooning Islam and replicating Western feminist ideas in Muslim lands have served neither women nor feminism. Such feminist tendencies rather give a bad name to the women’s rights movement and fuel controversy, anger and resentment among Muslims.

  14. La France inchangée -Soumission de Houellebecq : roman de continuité

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    Clément Courteau

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    Full Text Available Michel Houellebecq’s latest novel, Soumission, tells the story of a muslim’s party’s victory at the presidential elections in France. In the midst of the fear-laden solidarity that followed the events at Charlie Hebdo, the novel could be read as a confirmation of the danger Islam represents for the French republic. But in the story narrated by its hero François, the state’s, and later his, conversion to Islam are seen as positive events, that set up a social structure where their repressed desires can be openly pursued. By showing that the imagined, reified Islam which France fears, turns out to be a way of affirming and legitimizing its deepest desires, Houellebecq shows that far from being the radical alterity it is often depicted to be when seen through the lens of terrorism, Islam, as caricatured by islamophobia, is the next step in France’s civilisational development.

  15. La France inchangée -Soumission de Houellebecq : roman de continuité

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    Clément Courteau

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    Full Text Available Michel Houellebecq’s latest novel, Soumission, tells the story of a muslim’s party’s victory at the presidential elections in France. In the midst of the fear-laden solidarity that followed the events at Charlie Hebdo, the novel could be read as a confirmation of the danger Islam represents for the French republic. But in the story narrated by its hero François, the state’s, and later his, conversion to Islam are seen as positive events, that set up a social structure where their repressed desires can be openly pursued. By showing that the imagined, reified Islam which France fears, turns out to be a way of affirming and legitimizing its deepest desires, Houellebecq shows that far from being the radical alterity it is often depicted to be when seen through the lens of terrorism, Islam, as caricatured by islamophobia, is the next step in France’s civilisational development.

  16. LA CARICATURA Y SU USO DIDÁCTICO EN EL ESTUDIO DE LA PRIMERA GUERRA MUNDIAL

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    M.Sc. María Elena Del Valle de Villalba

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    Full Text Available This article aims to describe the use that can be given to caricature as a teaching tool in addressing the First World War as historical fact. In the sameaccuratel y describes the application of this tool as input toe transdisciplinary approach to teaching world historyandas an approach to understanding historical moment as sensitive from a less orthodox.El presente artículo pretende describir el uso que puede dársele a la caricatura como herramienta didáctica en el abordaje de la Primera Guerra Mundial como hecho histórico. En el mismo se describe de manera precisa la aplicación de esta herramienta como aporte a un abordaje transdisciplinario de la enseñanza de la Historia Universal y como una aproximación a la comprensión de un momento histórico tan sensible desde una perspectiva menos ortodoxa.

  17. Nothing in the History of Spanish Anís Makes Sense, Except in the Light of Evolution

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    Delgado, Juan Antonio; Palma, Ricardo Luis

    2011-02-01

    We describe, discuss and illustrate a metaphoric parallel between the history of the most famous Spanish liqueur, " Anís del Mono" ( Anís of the Monkey), and the evolution of living organisms in the light of Darwinian theory and other biological hypotheses published subsequent to Charles Darwin's Origin of Species. Also, we report the use of a caricature of a simian Darwin with a positive connotation, perhaps the only one ever produced. We conclude that, like some species in the natural world, Anís of the Monkey has evolved, adapted, survived and become the fittest and most successful anís in the Spanish market and possibly the world. We hope this paper will contribute a new useful metaphor for the teaching of biological evolution.

  18. Sophistry, the Sophists and modern medical education.

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    Macsuibhne, S P

    2010-01-01

    The term 'sophist' has become a term of intellectual abuse in both general discourse and that of educational theory. However the actual thought of the fifth century BC Athenian-based philosophers who were the original Sophists was very different from the caricature. In this essay, I draw parallels between trends in modern medical educational practice and the thought of the Sophists. Specific areas discussed are the professionalisation of medical education, the teaching of higher-order characterological attributes such as personal development skills, and evidence-based medical education. Using the specific example of the Sophist Protagoras, it is argued that the Sophists were precursors of philosophical approaches and practices of enquiry underlying modern medical education.

  19. Fasting, justification, and self-righteousness in Luke 18:9–14: A social-scientific interpretation as response to Friedrichson

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    Steven H. Mathews

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    Full Text Available This article provides a social-scientific interpretation of the role of fasting in Jesus’ parable of the Pharisee and the tax collector in Luke 18:9–14. Specifically, the article considers such social realia as honour and shame, collectivism, and purity in the interpretation of the text. The textual and social contexts of the text are considered. It is contended that in the parable Jesus presents a caricature of both the Pharisee and the tax collector to make a larger point, in which fasting is not a major consideration. The article also evaluates Friedrichson’s interpretation of this text, which depicts the Pharisee as fasting vicariously, resulting in the justification of the tax collector. Finally, the significance of this text in a holistic theology of fasting in the New Testament is considered.

  20. L'idéaltype : Une démarche ancienne. Essai de modernisation (The idealtype: an old thought processes)

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    L’idéaltype, outil heuristique créé par Max Weber est populaire, mais peu usité dans la recherche en Management. Epistémologiquement, en sciences humaines, il est impossible de déterminer des lois exactes, comme pour les sciences dites « dures » car l’irrationalité et l’inconscience des acteurs fait varier les phénomènes. C’est ici que se trouve la pertinence de l’idéaltype : il caricature les régularités observées et permet ainsi de fixer un point crédible dans la complexité de la réalité po...

  1. The influence of cartoons on attitudes to science and to being a scientist - doi: 10.4025/actascilangcult.v35i2.17551

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    Paula Cavalcante Monteiro

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available Television is a powerful vehicle of mass communication and several cartoons, specifically made for children and adolescents, have ‘scientific’ themes. Preteens and teens devote many hours in front of TV, attracted by cartoons, some of which portray, in a caricature manner, scientists at work. Current paper investigates the effect the concepts of science transmitted by the cartoon ‘Jimmy Neutron’ have on adolescents. A group of 31 adolescents of the 9th grade of the junior school were invited to watch three episodes of the ‘Jimmy Neutron’ cartoon. After the sessions, they answered a questionnaire and were interviewed on their perceptions of Science and scientists. Their answers were analyzed by Discourse Textual Analysis. Results show that they most have misconceptions on Science and on scientists and they presume that scientists have a very solitary and uninterested life solely dedicated in investing new devises.

  2. Chitrachanchala (pictures of unstable mind): mental health themes in Kannada cinema.

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    Prasad, Chillal Guru; Babu, Girish N; Chandra, Prabha S; Chaturvedi, Santosh K

    2009-06-01

    Regional movies in India play an important role in portraying mental illness and also depict awareness and attitudes of society towards people with mental health problems. Kannada (the language spoken by 50 million people from the state of Karnataka in South India) cinema has produced a range of movies depicting conditions ranging from psychosis to personality disorders. However, the descriptions of mental illness in several of these movies is vague and often stigmatizing. Some landmark films have involved psychiatrists in producing and directing the movies, including helping with the story line, which have added value to these films. Despite Karnataka being home to some of the important psychiatrists in the country and to some of the most famous and advanced mental health training and treatment centres, depictions of treatment and the portrayal of psychiatrists continues to be caricatured. As is true of many parts of India, treatment methods are often magico-religious, which is what Kannada cinema also reflects.

  3. “Cooking with Gordon”: Food, Health, and the Elasticity of Evangelical Gender Roles (and Belt Sizes on The 700 Club

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    Travis Warren Cooper

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available This article examines evangelical gender paradigms as expressed through a 700 Club cooking segment facilitated by Gordon Robertson, the son of Pat Robertson—founder of the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN, The 700 Club, Christian Coalition, and one-time presidential candidate. Several themes converge within this cooking show, including health and nutrition, family ritual, and gender roles. Using the cooking segment as data, I draw on scholarship on body, gender, family and ritual to argue that evangelical discourses are labile in their responses to recent socio-cultural shifts and suggest that “Sunday Dinners: Cooking with Gordon” defies caricatures of evangelical gender formation and signals a possible shift to soft-patriarchy and quasi-egalitarianism, at least within public, visual discourse. “Sunday Dinners” underscores the centrality of the family in evangelical discourse—even as conceptions of gender are in flux—as it seeks to facilitate everyday rituals via cooking and eating together.

  4. The importance of being Ernst: a reassessment of E. H. Gombrich’s relationship with psychoanalysis

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    Rachel Dedman

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available This study aims to explore and counter the assumption that Prof. Ernst Gombrich was wary, and even dismissive, of psychoanalysis as a discipline. Though renowned for his interest in the psychology of viewing, new research suggests that, from his earliest career, Gombrich’s work was also crucially psychoanalytically-inflected. An unpublished dialogue from the 1980s, between Gombrich and Dr Joseph Sandler, a distinguished psychoanalyst, is considered here. Archival research reveals that Gombrich was for many years a member of the Imago Group – a monthly conference of psychoanalysts. Furthermore, Gombrich’s relationship with Ernst Kris, and the unpublished manuscript on caricature and regression they developed together, is reviewed alongside later works tracing a sustained interest in psychoanalytic issues. Ultimately, the article is an attempt to rehabilitate psychoanalysis into Gombrich’s reputation and prove that, though his engagement with psychoanalysis was not universally positive, it was sensitive, nuanced, consistent and, ultimately, underestimated.

  5. El fin de la sencillez: sobre el pasaje del humor visual impreso al de la imagen móvil

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    Oscar Steimberg

    2008-11-01

    Full Text Available Ligado inicialmente ao desenho humorí­stico e a ilustração infantil, o desenho animado se desenvolveu durante os primeiros oitenta anos de cinema, especialmente em seu segundo perí­odo, o disneyano, dentro da vertente de um esquematismo herdado da caricatura, como foi observado por Gombrich. A partir dos anos sessenta, e sobretudo, desde os oitenta, o desenho animado cresce em complexidade, variedade visual e narrativa, privilegia o componente hipertextual e metadiscursivo e elege o público infantil como alvo por causa da ausência de restrições estáveis, semânticas ou sintáticas que definam essa orientação. Palavras-chave desenho animado, caricatura, estilo de época, esquematismo, complexidade, metadiscurso Abstract Linked initially to the comic strip and children’s illustration, the animated cartoon was developed during the first eighty years of cinema, specially in its second period, the Disney era, primarily inside a schematism inherited from the caricature, according to Gombrich. From the 60’s on and specially since the 80’s, we notice a growth in complexity, visual variety and narrative, emphasis on the hypertextual component and on metadiscourse and a choice for the child public as the cartoon’s target group because of the lack of stable, semantical or syntactic restrictions that define this orientation. Key words animated cartoon, caricature, epoch style, schematism, complexity and metadiscourse

  6. La banlieue dans l’imaginaire québécois. Problèmes originels et avenir critique

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    Daniel Laforest

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available La banlieue est l’objet d’une visibilité accrue dans l’imaginaire littéraire du Québec contemporain. Rien n’indique cependant qu’elle ait dépassé le stade de la caricature ou de la critique unidimensionnelle. Face à cela cet article formule deux hypothèses. La première est qu’il y a une ville consensuelle dans les imaginaires du Québec moderne, et que cette ville repose sur la suppression de l’historicité des formes périurbaines. La seconde est que la réhabilitation de cette historicité dégagera des avenues critiques neuves pour la lecture des récits urbains contemporains. À travers Nègres blancs d’Amérique de Pierre Vallières et Le ciel de Bay City de Catherine Mavrikakis, on verra que le mot banlieue recouvre en fait deux notions qu’il est urgent d’articuler avec le développement de la littérature québécoise : l’urbanisation et la vie ordinaire.The suburb has become progressively more visible in the literary imaginary of contemporary Québec, though nothing seems to indicate that it has surpassed the stage of caricature or unidimensional criticism. In light of this situation, two hypotheses are formulated in this article. The first is that a widely accepted type of city dominates in the imaginary of modern Québec, and that this city is founded upon the suppression of the historicity of peri-urban forms. The second is that the rehabilitation of this suppressed historicity will open new critical avenues for the interpretation of contemporary urban stories. Through an analysis of Pierre Vallières’ Nègres blancs d’Amérique and Catherine Mavrikakis’ Le ciel de Bay City, we will see that the word ‘suburb’ encompasses two notions urgently requiring clarification in view of the development of Québécois literature: urbanisation and ordinary life.

  7. [Neurobiology of endocannabinoids and central effects of tetrahydrocannabinol contained in indian hemp].

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    Costentin, Jean

    2014-03-01

    Tetrahydrocannabinol, the main psychotropic component of Cannabis indica, is an addictive drug with multiple effects including both peripheral and central damages. All these effects are due to interference with endocannabinoidergic transmission. This endocannabinoid system subtly regulates many physiologicalfunctions. This regulation involves various ligands derived from arachidonic acid (anandamide, di-arachidonoylglycerol, virodhamin, noladin ether, N arachidonoyl dopamine, etc.) which stimulate two main types of receptor CB1 in the central nervous system and CB2 in the periphery. CB1 receptors are very numerous and ubiquitous in the brain. They influence various important functions (awakening, attention, delirium, hallucinations, memory, cognition, anxiety, humor stability, motor coordination, brain maturation, etc.). Far from mimicking endocannabinoids, THC caricatures their effects. It affects all brain structures, simultaneously, intensely and durably, inducing down-regulation of CB1 receptors and thereby reducing the effects of their physiological ligands. On account of its exceptional lipophilia, THC accumulates for days and even weeks in the brain. It is not a soft drug but rather a slow drug: its abuse induces long-lasting modifications and deterioration of brain function, potentially leading to various mental and psychiatric disorders.

  8. [Neurobiology of endocannabinoids and central effects of tetrahydrocannabinol contained in indian hemp].

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    Costentin, Jean

    2014-03-01

    Tetrahydrocannabinol, the main psychotropic component of Cannabis indica, is an addictive drug with multiple effects including both peripheral and central damages. All these effects are due to interference with endocannabinoidergic transmission. This endocannabinoid system subtly regulates many physiologicalfunctions. This regulation involves various ligands derived from arachidonic acid (anandamide, di-arachidonoylglycerol, virodhamin, noladin ether, N arachidonoyl dopamine, etc.) which stimulate two main types of receptor CB1 in the central nervous system and CB2 in the periphery. CB1 receptors are very numerous and ubiquitous in the brain. They influence various important functions (awakening, attention, delirium, hallucinations, memory, cognition, anxiety, humor stability, motor coordination, brain maturation, etc.). Far from mimicking endocannabinoids, THC caricatures their effects. It affects all brain structures, simultaneously, intensely and durably, inducing down-regulation of CB1 receptors and thereby reducing the effects of their physiological ligands. On account of its exceptional lipophilia, THC accumulates for days and even weeks in the brain. It is not a soft drug but rather a slow drug: its abuse induces long-lasting modifications and deterioration of brain function, potentially leading to various mental and psychiatric disorders. PMID:26427295

  9. Britannia : Grandeur et infortune d’une allégorie nationale dans l’univers du cartoon britannique 1842-1999 Britannia: Greatness and Misfortune of a National Symbol in the World of British Cartoons 1842-1999

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    Gilbert Millat

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available Britannia, sometimes accompanied by the emblematic British Lion, has long been personifying justice, liberty, and the British Empire on coins and stamps as well as in graphic satire. Originally of Roman origin, she became the visual representation of Britain after being revived in the sixteenth century. This article is based on the analysis of over four hundred cartoons featuring this symbol. It argues that between 1860 and the 1950s, Britannia striking a solemn pose, that of the Græco-Roman goddess created by Tenniel, exalted Victorian greatness and the early twentieth century great power twice victorious in the World Wars. On the other hand, since the inter-war years, Low and his followers had been challenging this supposedly immutable image. They turned her into a definitely helpless and obsolete symbol whose identity was sometimes usurped by such anti-heroes as Colonel Blimp. Finally, from the 1960s, in a context of continuous British decline and growing permissiveness, cartoonists increasingly followed the example of the old masters of 18th century caricature and early Punch cartoonists, even though aggressiveness and vulgarity have remained much less explicit.

  10. 'Heavier the interval than the consummation': bronchial disease in Seán Ó Ríordáin's diaries.

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    Breathnach, Ciara

    2014-06-01

    Narratives of the experience of pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) are relatively rare in the Irish context. A scourge of the early twentieth century, TB was as much a social as a physically debilitating disease that rendered sufferers silent about their experience. Thus, the personal diaries and letters of Irish poet, Seán Ó Ríordáin, (1916-1977) are rare. This article presents translations of his personal papers in a historico-medical context to chronicle Ó Ríordáin's experience of a life marred by respiratory disease. Familiar to generations of schoolchildren are his imaginative poems, whose lively metre punctuated the Irish language curriculum from primary through to secondary schooling; for most they leave an indelible mark. Such buoyant poems however belie the reality of his existence, lived in the shadow of chronic illness, and punctuated with despair over his condition and anxiety about the periods of extended sick leave his illness necessitated. Although despair dominated his diaries and he routinely begged God, Mary, the Saints and the devil for death, they were also the locus where his creativity developed. In his diaries, caricatures of friends and sketches of everyday things nestle among the first lines of some of his most influential poems and quotes from distinguished philosophers and writers. Evocative and tragic, his diaries offer a unique prism to the experience of respiratory disease in Ireland. PMID:24002457

  11. El estereotipo como mecanismo de desintegración de la identidad nacional. El caso de Mi gran boda griega

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    González Sánchez, José Félix

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available En español: La industria cultural se aprovecha del poder evocador del estereotipo para construir discursos de fácil identificación con el público. La maquinaria audiovisual, en especial Hollywood, utiliza este mecanismo narrativo para desintegrar los rasgos culturales que conforman la identidad de un grupo social. Los elementos étnicos positivos los integra rápidamente a su cultura, los negativos los convierte en estereotipos que sirven para caricaturizar a la nación donante. Esta afrenta hacia las “culturas periféricas” intenta, a su vez, reforzar y consolidar la débil identidad estadounidense.In english: The cultural industry takes advantage of the evocative power of the stereotype to construct discourses easily identified with the public. The audiovisual machinery, especially Hollywood, employs this narrative mechanism to disintegrate the cultural features that shape the identity of a social group. Positive ethnic characteristics are quickly integrated into its culture; however, negative aspects are converted into stereotypes that serve to caricature the donor nation. This affront to the peripheral cultures tries at the same time to reinforce and consolidate the weak North American identity.

  12. A comparison of computational models for eukaryotic cell shape and motility.

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    William R Holmes

    Full Text Available Eukaryotic cell motility involves complex interactions of signalling molecules, cytoskeleton, cell membrane, and mechanics interacting in space and time. Collectively, these components are used by the cell to interpret and respond to external stimuli, leading to polarization, protrusion, adhesion formation, and myosin-facilitated retraction. When these processes are choreographed correctly, shape change and motility results. A wealth of experimental data have identified numerous molecular constituents involved in these processes, but the complexity of their interactions and spatial organization make this a challenging problem to understand. This has motivated theoretical and computational approaches with simplified caricatures of cell structure and behaviour, each aiming to gain better understanding of certain kinds of cells and/or repertoire of behaviour. Reaction-diffusion (RD equations as well as equations of viscoelastic flows have been used to describe the motility machinery. In this review, we describe some of the recent computational models for cell motility, concentrating on simulations of cell shape changes (mainly in two but also three dimensions. The problem is challenging not only due to the difficulty of abstracting and simplifying biological complexity but also because computing RD or fluid flow equations in deforming regions, known as a "free-boundary" problem, is an extremely challenging problem in applied mathematics. Here we describe the distinct approaches, comparing their strengths and weaknesses, and the kinds of biological questions that they have been able to address.

  13. Oliver Twist and Inklings of ‘Grotesque’

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    Ehsan Hafezi Kermani

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available Oliver Twist is a novel in which the society of pilfers and felons were reconnoitered uninvited by a young boy whose name is Oliver in the Victorian period. He as an orphan faces with dissimilar circumstances that are concealed to the eyes of the conventional people. Dickens, as the narrator of the story, has logged those absurdities and clumsiness in his novel. Dickens uses the idea of grotesque to display the conditions and the scenes to alert people in forms of comic and tragic. Dearth, poverty, lives of thieves, and whatever ensued in his time are dexterously exhibited in this novel by using grotesquery which its function is ‘mixing emotions, tragicomic, abnormality’. He uses melodramatic techniques with grotesque and humorous characterization. He exchanges tragic and comic scenes to balance one against another. Grotesque in Oliver Twist mainly can be debated in three formulas that are comprised as caricature-like characters, Gothic-like environment, and a means of satirizing situations.

  14. Undiscovered Bat Hosts of Filoviruses

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    Schmidt, John Paul; Alexander, Laura W.; Bowden, Sarah E.; Hayman, David T. S.; Drake, John M.

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    Ebola and other filoviruses pose significant public health and conservation threats by causing high mortality in primates, including humans. Preventing future outbreaks of ebolavirus depends on identifying wildlife reservoirs, but extraordinarily high biodiversity of potential hosts in temporally dynamic environments of equatorial Africa contributes to sporadic, unpredictable outbreaks that have hampered efforts to identify wild reservoirs for nearly 40 years. Using a machine learning algorithm, generalized boosted regression, we characterize potential filovirus-positive bat species with estimated 87% accuracy. Our model produces two specific outputs with immediate utility for guiding filovirus surveillance in the wild. First, we report a profile of intrinsic traits that discriminates hosts from non-hosts, providing a biological caricature of a filovirus-positive bat species. This profile emphasizes traits describing adult and neonate body sizes and rates of reproductive fitness, as well as species’ geographic range overlap with regions of high mammalian diversity. Second, we identify several bat species ranked most likely to be filovirus-positive on the basis of intrinsic trait similarity with known filovirus-positive bats. New bat species predicted to be positive for filoviruses are widely distributed outside of equatorial Africa, with a majority of species overlapping in Southeast Asia. Taken together, these results spotlight several potential host species and geographical regions as high-probability targets for future filovirus surveillance. PMID:27414412

  15. Lyric and Reality-The artistic characteristics of Feng Zikai’ s Ancient Poetry New Painting%写实与抒情--论丰子恺古诗新画的艺术特色

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    鞠楠

    2014-01-01

    Feng Zikai’ s Ancient Poetry New Painting made use of the artistic conception of ancient poetry to reflect modern life.On one hand, he painted for the real life through realistic way, showing modern people’ s scenes of daily life and spirits.On the other hand, he worked out the plot before putting pen to paper and his caricatures possessed strong lyric characters.This article will take Feng Zikai’ s Ancient Poetry New Painting as the analysis object and discuss the lyric and reality in it which are seemingly contradictory.%丰子恺的古诗新画,名字来自古诗词,展现的却是现代人的生活图景。他运用西洋美术写实技法来为现实作画,充分展现了现代人的日常生活情状和精神面貌;同时,他的漫画又有中国画意在笔先、画尽意在的审美意蕴,具有浓郁的抒情特质。本文以丰子恺的古诗新画为分析对象,探讨其写实性和抒情性两大看似矛盾的艺术特色。

  16. 论《我们这一伙》的讽刺艺术%On the Satirical Art inOur Gang

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    李俊宇

    2015-01-01

    In Our Gang, Philip Roth employs such figures of speech as parody, irony, hyperbole, caricature and parody of genre for his satirical skills to expose the hypocrisy of American politicians, the ugliness of politics, and the role of accomplice played by media for the government; to express standpoint of anti-war and try to deconstruct the authority of discourse that was maintained making use of media by American president.%在《我们这一伙》中,菲利普·罗斯利用戏拟、反讽、夸张、漫画式刻画、文类仿拟等修辞格作为其讽刺手法,揭露了美国政客的虚伪、政治的丑恶和媒体充当政府帮凶的角色,表达了其强烈的反战立场,同时力图解构美国总统利用媒体所建立的话语权威。

  17. The effects of paradigmatic orientations of education research and discourse

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    Smithson, John Lawrence

    This essay presents an examination of contemporary disputes over methodological and epistemological foundations underlying inquiry within the field of education research; investigating the obstacles to communication and understanding found in scholarly exchanges occurring across competing paradigmatic orientations. Terminological challenges to cross-paradigmatic communication are examined, identifying three specific terminological difficulties, referred to as homonym, contextual, and onti-stemic problems. Nicholas Burbules' model of dialogue, based upon characteristics of convergence, divergence, inclusive and critical traits, is adopted and applied to a sample of cross-paradigmatic exchanges found in recent educational research journals. Examination of those exchanges reveals certain strategies associated with cross-paradigmatic communication. These strategies, labeled as trivialization, caricaturization, and re-direction, are shown to be detrimental to the mutual understanding of the interlocutors. The model is then extended to address examples of paradigmatic orientations within methodological and epistemological contexts in order to consider the relationship between the various orientations represented in the literature of interest. Methodological and epistemological orientations are shown to be loosely coupled, with unexpected shifts in paradigmatic values found among researchers' methodological and epistemological commitments. Finally, the nature of the relationship between competing paradigmatic orientations is examined, with particular attention given to four types of incommensurability (ontological, linguistic, epistemological, and values incommensurability). I conclude that, though difficult, cross-paradigmatic communication is necessary in order to provide a multi-paradigmatic perspective that takes us beyond the fractured picture of educational phenomena available from current research approaches.

  18. Il Selvaggio 1926–1942: Architectural Polemics and Invective Imagery

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    Michela Rosso

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    Full Text Available Within the framework of a special collection dedicated to the study of image-word relations in the press and their impact upon the dissemination of architecture within the public realm, the story of 'Il Selvaggio', the magazine published from July 13, 1924, until five weeks before the fall of Mussolini in 1943, assumes a significant relevance. Since its inception, and increasingly from 1926, 'Il Selvaggio' hosts, alongside articles and polemic essays, a varied range of graphic materials in different genres and forms of artistic expression. This heterogeneous visual catalogue, an expression of the versatile and eclectic culture of its founder, the artist, writer and illustrator Mino Maccari, includes an equally varied ensemble of literary registers ranging from rhymes and aphorisms to brief polemic writings, ironic manipulation of proverbs, word plays and puns. The interest of a study about the representations of architecture within 'Il Selvaggio' lies in the non-specialist nature of a periodical whose cultural stances were predominantly elaborated outside the professional circles of the architectural work and its well-known authors. This article examines the rhetorical strategies and linguistic devices of the magazine, where caricatures and landscape scenes, still lives and urban views, photographs and mottoes, are intertwined in a set of varying relationships. It also elucidates the historical context in which the contemporary architectural debate unfolds and which constitutes the constant reference for Maccari and his collaborators, providing the source materials for the journal’s polemics.

  19. On Particles and Primes

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    Knill, Oliver

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    Primes in the two complete associative normed division algebras C and H have affinities with structures seen in the standard model of particle physics. On the integers in the two algebras, there are two equivalence relations: a strong one, related to a U(1) and SU(3) symmetry allowing to permute and switch signs of the coordinates of the integers, as well as a weak relation with origins from units U(1),SU(2) in the algebra. Weak equivalence classes within the strong equivalence classes of odd primes in C case relate to leptons, the inert ones being neutrino like, and the split ones resembling electron-positron pairs. In the H case, for odd primes, the equivalence classes come in groups of two or three, leading to a caricature of hadrons featuring either mesons built by a quark pair or then baryons obtained by quark triplets. We can now list for every rational prime p all these particles and attach fractional charges to its constituents.

  20. Seasonal invasion dynamics in a spatially heterogeneous river with fluctuating flows.

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    Jin, Yu; Hilker, Frank M; Steffler, Peter M; Lewis, Mark A

    2014-07-01

    A key problem in environmental flow assessment is the explicit linking of the flow regime with ecological dynamics. We present a hybrid modeling approach to couple hydrodynamic and biological processes, focusing on the combined impact of spatial heterogeneity and temporal variability on population dynamics. Studying periodically alternating pool-riffle rivers that are subjected to seasonally varying flows, we obtain an invasion ratchet mechanism. We analyze the ratchet process for a caricature model and a hybrid physical-biological model. The water depth and current are derived from a hydrodynamic equation for variable stream bed water flows and these quantities feed into a reaction-diffusion-advection model that governs population dynamics of a river species. We establish the existence of spreading speeds and the invasion ratchet phenomenon, using a mixture of mathematical approximations and numerical computations. Finally, we illustrate the invasion ratchet phenomenon in a spatially two-dimensional hydraulic simulation model of a meandering river structure. Our hybrid modeling approach strengthens the ecological component of stream hydraulics and allows us to gain a mechanistic understanding as to how flow patterns affect population survival.

  1. On the Comic Arts of LAI Sheng-chuan's Ménage à 13%论赖声川《十三角关系》的喜剧艺术

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    胡明华

    2012-01-01

    《十三角关系》作为赖声川的一部喜剧精品,其主题内容和艺术手法都堪称精炼。该剧取自中国人当下都市生活题材,通过对现代人之间混乱而复杂的多重关系设置来探讨人性缺陷与完善的主题,讽刺和批判了现代人对"爱"的无能为力。剧中荒谬的情节编排和闹剧手法的使用,可以看到美国漫画和西方喜剧大师伍迪.艾伦、达里奥.福等人的喜剧创作中找到根源。%Ménage à 13 as one of LAI Sheng-chuan's classic comedies is exquisite in its theme and artistic technique which reflects the contemporary urban life by depicting the messy and complex multiple relations among modern people to probe into the defects and perfection in humanity and to satirize modern man's incapability for love.The absurd arrangement of plots and the employment of farce in the play can be traced back to the American caricatures and the comedies of the great western comedian Woody Allen and Dario Fo.

  2. Decerebrate rigidity in animals.

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    Davis, R A; Davis, L

    1981-07-01

    Decerebrate rigidity (DR) in animals is caused by a release of spinal neurons from supraspinal inhibition, which results in a caricature of reflex standing and includes tonic neck and labyrinthine reflexes. The reticular formation, cerebellum, vestibular complex, spinal cord, and muscle spindle system and their neurophysiological interaction are critical to DR. Its discovery and investigation were essential to Sherrington's concept of the integrative action of the nervous system. There are two types of DR with different anatomical and physiological bases. Intercollicular decerebration yields rigidity in extensor muscles that results from bilateral destruction of the central tegmental tracts, is abolished by posterior root section, and is due to a facilitation of gamma motoneuron discharge (gamma animal). Anemic decerebration is characterized by excessive extensor rigidity, depends upon the release of tonic labryinthine reflexes from cerebellar inhibition, is independent of posterior root section, and is caused by excessive alpha motoneuron discharge (alpha animal). DR has provided an insight into the mechanisms of posture and standing, but the correlation of laboratory observations and results from animals to humans must be made with caution.

  3. Marcianos, melanesios, mormones y murcianos. Apuntes de antropohistoria galáctica

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    Antonio Javier Izquierdo Martín

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available Swiss psychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961, higher priest of all things apocalyptic and titanic that remain in our present time, and his Mediterranean nemesis, the Spanish cinematographer Luis García Berlanga (Valencia, 1921, ultimate practitioner of the lost baroque-Spanish art of the courtesan jester, are gathered together in this paper for the good cause of revisiting the most absurd and funny of all anthropological research topics: cargo cults. These are Millenium movements whose believers invest enormous amounts of ritual work to invocate of embodied ancestral Gods. They ask their gods to land their cargo spaceships loaded with high-tech mana at their bamboo airports. The craziest avatar of this spiritual saga, so-called UFO religions have begun the theoretical exploration and practical exploitation of the fundamental cargoist -i.e. economic-analogy between ordinary visits (of conquerors, missioners, ethnographers or tourists to anonymous places and extraordinary visits (of Gods or extraterrestrials to spiritual centers. The fast global-cinematic diffusion of the modern myth of the flying saucer reveals a close anthropo-historical connection between the rise of this specifically post-industrial variety of cargo cult and the tourists' validation of the megalomaniac techno-economic dreams of aboriginal tribes living in the Stone Age. We conclude sketching an analytical caricature of one of the most stupid cargonomical ‘pilot' in galactic anthropohistory: the so-called ‘Spanish economic miracle'.

  4. Herman Merivale’s black legend: rethinking the intellectual history of free trade imperialism

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    Daniel Rood

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Focusses on the lectures and theories of economist and colonial bureaucrat Herman Merivale on the imperial transition of British colonialism from slave labour to free labour, and toward free trade, in 1839. Author specifically shows how Merivale propagated the free trade imperialism of the reformed British Empire by using the "Black Legend" way of thinking, i.e. criticizing Spanish colonialism, to caricaturize the second British Empire, and thus justify imperial policy reforms. Author elaborates on this Black Legend tradition, going back to writings of Las Casas, and how it served as justification for "better" imperialisms of other colonial powers than Spain, and how Merivale's views followed this tradition. He shows how Merivale as part of this criticized the mismanagement, slavery, brutality, mercantilism, and the concentration of power and wealth in Cuba and other Spanish colonies, as negative examples contrasted to the British approach. Author points out, however, how Merivale's views were in part paradoxical and ambiguous, as he favoured a social hierarchy and an imperial authoritarianism limiting free labour.

  5. ETHICAL IMPLICATIONS REGARDING THE USE AND ABUSE OF IRONY

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    LIVIU IULIAN COCEI

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available The analysis of the ethical implications concerning the use of irony is not an easy task. Even though there are notable differences between the various ironical expressions, it looks like irony in general plays with people’s emotions. Ironically, it seems that it gets them together and pulls them apart at the same time. Thus, whether we refer to philosophical or rhetorical irony, it is hard to say when is it morally right to turn into ridicule. Therefore, in this paper, considering Linda Hutcheon`s view on the edge of irony and Richard Rorty`s neo-pragmatist philosophy, we analyze the moral limits of ironization. We emphasize that, in some cases, the difference between the use and the abuse of irony is cancelled, the limit between innocent irony and real offence being almost inexistent. For this reason, we claim that irony is acceptable only in a culture that is opened to all ironic modalities, such as satire, parody, caricature, pamphlet and even humor.

  6. Discrete Neural Correlates for the Recognition of Negative Emotions: Insights from Frontotemporal Dementia.

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    Fiona Kumfor

    Full Text Available Patients with frontotemporal dementia have pervasive changes in emotion recognition and social cognition, yet the neural changes underlying these emotion processing deficits remain unclear. The multimodal system model of emotion proposes that basic emotions are dependent on distinct brain regions, which undergo significant pathological changes in frontotemporal dementia. As such, this syndrome may provide important insight into the impact of neural network degeneration upon the innate ability to recognise emotions. This study used voxel-based morphometry to identify discrete neural correlates involved in the recognition of basic emotions (anger, disgust, fear, sadness, surprise and happiness in frontotemporal dementia. Forty frontotemporal dementia patients (18 behavioural-variant, 11 semantic dementia, 11 progressive nonfluent aphasia and 27 healthy controls were tested on two facial emotion recognition tasks: The Ekman 60 and Ekman Caricatures. Although each frontotemporal dementia group showed impaired recognition of negative emotions, distinct associations between emotion-specific task performance and changes in grey matter intensity emerged. Fear recognition was associated with the right amygdala; disgust recognition with the left insula; anger recognition with the left middle and superior temporal gyrus; and sadness recognition with the left subcallosal cingulate, indicating that discrete neural substrates are necessary for emotion recognition in frontotemporal dementia. The erosion of emotion-specific neural networks in neurodegenerative disorders may produce distinct profiles of performance that are relevant to understanding the neurobiological basis of emotion processing.

  7. "Fat is your fault". Gatekeepers to health, attributions of responsibility and the portrayal of gender in the Irish media representation of obesity.

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    De Brún, Aoife; McCarthy, Mary; McKenzie, Kenneth; McGloin, Aileen

    2013-03-01

    We investigated the representation of obesity in the Irish media by conducting an inductive thematic analysis on newspaper articles (n=346) published in 2005, 2007 and 2009 sampled from six major publications. The study analysed the media's construction of gender in discussions of obesity and associated attributions of blame. Three dominant themes are discussed: the caricatured portrayal of gender, women as caregivers for others, and emotive parent-blaming for childhood obesity. Men were portrayed as a homogenous group; unaware and unconcerned about weight and health issues. Dieting and engaging in preventative health behaviours were portrayed as activities exclusively within the female domain and women were depicted as responsible for encouraging men to be healthy. Parents, specifically mothers, attracted much blame for childhood obesity and media messages aimed to shame and disgrace parents of obese children through use of emotive and evocative language. This portrayal was broadly consistent across media types and served to reinforce traditional gender roles by positioning women as primarily responsible for health. This analysis offers the first qualitative investigation into the Irish media discourse on obesity and indicates a rather traditional take on gender roles in diet and nutrition. PMID:23186694

  8. Een wankel vertoog. Over ontzuiling als karikatuur

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    Peter van Dam

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available A Shaky Exposition: On De-pillarisation as a CaricatureDutch twentieth-century history is regularly constructed on the basis of the antithesis of verzuiling (pillarisation and ontzuiling (de-pillarisation. The popular discourse of de-pillarisation suggests the dismissal, around the 1960s, of three societal characteristics: segregated religious and ideological communities (pillars; the societal dominance of such communities; and pacifying cooperation among social elites. De-pillarisation thus connects to the discourses of individualisation, secularisation and politicisation. Conversely, this article proposes seeing a shift in the way citizens have organised themselves – a shift from heavy to light communities – as the essential transformation in Dutch post-war history. From this perspective, the discourse of discontinuity is replaced by a panorama of gradual change. Individuals became more independent and organised themselves more loosely; religious traditions were only admitted to public life as long as they proved to be bonding elements; and politicians legitimized their policies by means of a dialogue among experts whilst, by and large, maintaining their pacifying style.

  9. Electric and magnetic microfields inside and outside space-limited configurations of ions and ionic currents

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    The problem of electric and magnetic microfields inside finite spherical systems of stochastically moving ions and outside them is studied. The first possible field of applications is high temperature ion clusters created by laser fields [1]. Other possible applications are nearly spherical liquid systems at room-temperature containing electrolytes. Looking for biological applications we may also think about a cell which is a complicated electrolytic system or even a brain which is a still more complicated system of electrolytic currents. The essential model assumption is the random character of charges motion. We assume in our basic model that we have a finite nearly spherical system of randomly moving charges. Even taking into account that this is at best a caricature of any real system, it might be of interest as a limiting case, which admits a full theoretical treatment. For symmetry reasons, a random configuration of moving charges cannot generate a macroscopic magnetic field, but there will be microscopic fluctuating magnetic fields. Distributions for electric and magnetic microfields inside and outside such space- limited systems are calculated. Spherical systems of randomly distributed moving charges are investigated. Starting from earlier results for infinitely large systems, which lead to Holtsmark- type distributions, we show that the fluctuations in finite charge distributions are larger (in comparison to infinite systems of the same charge density)

  10. Face and facial parts tracking and its applications to nonverbal communication interface

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    Funahashi, Takuma; Fujiwara, Takayuki; Tominaga, Masafumi; Koshimizu, Hiroyasu

    2004-10-01

    Since, at our laboratory, the basic configuration of the facial caricaturing system PICASSO has been constructed, it is strongly expected to get sufficient input image from a person who is naturally performing in front of the PICASSO camera system. From this viewpoint, we developed a face tracking PC system for capturing sufficient facial image especially in size by means of PTZ (Pan-Tilt-Zoom) camera collaborated with a fixed CCD camera. Irises are successfully recognized from the motion images captured from PTZ camera. These irises can be utilized to provide a key feature for realizing an automated facial recognizing system. In this system, a person performing naturally in pose and in facial expression within the scope of the fixed CCD camera can be stably tracked and the sufficient images in resolution of PTZ camera were successfully analyzed for iris recognition and facial parts extractions. This face tracking and face recognition system was characterized by a novel template replacement scheme among the successive image frames. Experimental results were also demonstrated in this paper. This system works well in a practical speed 6-9fps on a usual PC connected to these cameras.

  11. On the subculture of animation%试论动漫产生的亚文化性

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    杨明

    2012-01-01

      Nowadays has inevitably entered an era of popular cartoon animation culture, animation culture has become a concern of subculture phenomenon. China has formed a preliminary animation industry, the audience was the influence of Europe and the United States Japan catoon caricature and cartoon culture because of various channels into China, combined with characteristics of adolescents, formed its own cartoon subculture circle. How to treat and analysis, thus further guide the ACG non-mainstream culture, is our current had to face an important issue.%  当今时代已经不可避免地进入了一个动漫文化流行的时代,动漫文化已经成为了一种令人关注的亚文化现象。中国当前已经形成了初步的动漫产业,在受众早已因为各种渠道进入的欧美日本动漫产品和动漫文化的影响下,结合当代中国青少年的特点,形成了自己的动漫亚文化圈。如何看待和分析,从而进一步引导这种动漫亚文化,是我们当前不得不面对的一个重要课题。

  12. Strongly coupled non-Abelian plasmas in a magnetic field

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    Critelli, Renato

    2016-01-01

    In this dissertation we use the gauge/gravity duality approach to study the dynamics of strongly coupled non-Abelian plasmas. Ultimately, we want to understand the properties of the quark-gluon plasma (QGP), whose scientifc interest by the scientific community escalated exponentially after its discovery in the 2000's through the collision of ultrarelativistic heavy ions. One can enrich the dynamics of the QGP by adding an external field, such as the baryon chemical potential (needed to study the QCD phase diagram), or a magnetic field. In this dissertation, we choose to investigate the magnetic effects. Indeed, there are compelling evidences that strong magnetic fields of the order $eB\\sim 10 m_\\pi^2$ are created in the early stages of ultrarelativistic heavy ion collisions. The chosen observable to scan possible effects of the magnetic field on the QGP was the viscosity, due to the famous result $\\eta/s=1/4\\pi$ obtained via holography. In a first approach we use a caricature of the QGP, the $\\mathcal{N}=4$ s...

  13. Discussing the Literary Thoughts of Dong Xi' s Novels%论东西小说的文学思想

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    姚兰

    2015-01-01

    Dong Xi is a famous late born generation writer.Under the guidance of unique literature thoughts, he has written repositories of thought-provoking literary works, making him the leader of the contempo-rary literature of Guangxi.In the creation, he advocated to expose the reality, look straight into the inner world of people, without forgetting innovation at the same time.Behind his ridiculous and funny words, he never forgets to display the power of tragedy.In addition, he prefers to writing of caricature style, always trying to use the most ex-aggerated strokes to reach readers' mind.%晚生代作家东西在独特文学思想的指引下,写出了一部部令人深思的作品,使其成为当代广西文坛的领军人物. 在创作中,他主张揭露现实,直视人的内心世界,同时又不忘创新. 在他荒诞、滑稽的文字背后,却总不忘张扬悲剧的力量,而他偏向于漫画式的写作方式,总是试图用最夸张的笔法来触及读者的心灵.

  14. 镜头语言在漫画中的运用与分析

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    张英明; 张毅

    2011-01-01

    本文比较了日本漫画(manga]相对于其他类型漫画的差异,指出镜头语言在漫画中的重要作用,镜头语言在漫画中的运用最主要的体现在分镜和分格两个方面,分镜的来源是影视语言,而分格则是漫画所独有的语言要素,它们相互补充,相互影响.本文通过镜头语言的节奏韵律和翻页的分析以及分镜与分格的相互作用来阐述镜头语言在漫画中的运用.文中指的漫画是指日本目前主流漫画(manga)语言,而非讽刺性漫画(caricature)或其他.

  15. When Carniolan Sausage Shines among the Stars. On the Consumption of “Cosmosausages”

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    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Certain nations eat certain foods with particular enjoyment. These foods are usually not eaten merely for their caloric value (if there is any, but are consumed with pride (and of course there are many who analyze and/or caricature that pride. With these foods symbolic consumption is often more important than the physical (although we often cannot neglect their physical consumption, the paper will not dwell on this argument. One paradigmatic example of such a food is the space Carniolan sausage, which has been physically consumed (if at all only by an astronaut with Slovene roots. All other Slovenes can only enjoy it through language. When they consume the (space Carniolan sausage through language, they are most likely consuming that which it signifies. Carniolan sausage is probably the most common, most dominant, most satisfying (“culinary” signifier of Sloveneness; it is a sort of Slovene culinary flag. But, following Michael Billig, in the case of the consumption of the space Carniolan sausage, what kind of culinary flag are we dealing with: one that is being waved or not?

  16. Die boek Job as bron van intertekste vir ‘Wie weet?' (Die waarheid gelieg, 1984

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    1995-05-01

    Full Text Available The Book of Job as a source of intertexts for T.T. Cloete’s short story ‘Wie weet?’ (Die waarheid gelieg, 1984 T.T. Cloete’s account of a woman's physical and spiritual agony in the short story “Wie weet?” ffrom Die waarheid gelieg, 1984, read within the South African/Afrikaans cultural context, presents several indicators that the Book of Job is its intertext, the most explicit pointer being the role of the sufferer’s sister-in-law. Intertextuality in Cloete’s oeuvre often takes the form of a creative reworking or rereading of texts (cf Scholtz, 1984; Botha, 1984; Roos, 1986. Roos comments on the caricatural treatment of theme in Cloete’s “Veg om te verloor” (Cloete, 1984, highlighted by the rereading imposed on the reader of Van Melle’s well-known story "Die joiner”, creating distrust in the implicit author of the Cloete text. The argument in this essay is that the explicit engagement of the intertext, as in "Wie weet?”, also serves as an affirmative complement to the negative incompleteness of the rereading. Thus the desperate questioning of "Wie weet?” becomes an integral part of a reading of Cloete’s oeuvre as a hymn to God’s omnipotence and mercy, epitomized in the poem "Van Horn en my” (Jukstaposisie, 1982.

  17. YouTubers as satirists: Humour and remix in online video

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    Patrícia Dias da Silva

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available This article aims to discuss the role humour plays in politics, particularly in a media environment overflowing with user-generated video. We start with a genealogy of political satire, from classical to Internet times, followed by a general description of “the Hitler meme,” a series of videos on YouTube featuring footage from the film Der Untergang and nonsensical subtitles. Amid video-games, celebrities, and the Internet itself, politicians and politics are the target of twenty-first century caricatures. By analysing these videos we hope to elucidate how the manipulation of images is  embedded in everyday practices and may be of political consequence, namely by deflating politicians' constructed media image. The realm of image, at the centre of the Internet's technological culture, is connected with decisive aspects of today's social structure of knowledge and play. It is timely to understand which part of “playing” is in fact an expressive practice with political significance.

  18. Face and facial parts tracking for acquiring nonverbal information

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    Funahashi, Takuma; Fujiwara, Takayuki; Koshimizu, Hiroyasu

    2005-12-01

    Since, at our laboratory, the basic configuration of the facial caricaturing system PICASSO has been constructed, it is strongly expected to get sufficient input image from a person who is naturally performing in front of the PICASSO camera system. From this viewpoint, we developed a face tracking PC system for capturing sufficient facial image especially in size by means of PTZ (Pan-Tilt-Zoom) camera collaborated with a fixed CCD camera. Irises are successfully recognized from the motion images captured from PTZ camera. These irises can be utilized to provide a key feature for realizing an automated facial recognizing system. In this system, a person performing naturally in pose and in facial expression within the scope of the fixed CCD camera can be stably tracked and the sufficient images in resolution of PTZ camera were successfully analyzed for iris recognition and facial parts extractions. This face tracking and face recognition system was characterized by a novel template replacement scheme among the successive image frames. Experimental results were also demonstrated in this paper. This system works well in a practical speed 6-9fps on a usual PC connected to these cameras.

  19. "Fat is your fault". Gatekeepers to health, attributions of responsibility and the portrayal of gender in the Irish media representation of obesity.

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    De Brún, Aoife; McCarthy, Mary; McKenzie, Kenneth; McGloin, Aileen

    2013-03-01

    We investigated the representation of obesity in the Irish media by conducting an inductive thematic analysis on newspaper articles (n=346) published in 2005, 2007 and 2009 sampled from six major publications. The study analysed the media's construction of gender in discussions of obesity and associated attributions of blame. Three dominant themes are discussed: the caricatured portrayal of gender, women as caregivers for others, and emotive parent-blaming for childhood obesity. Men were portrayed as a homogenous group; unaware and unconcerned about weight and health issues. Dieting and engaging in preventative health behaviours were portrayed as activities exclusively within the female domain and women were depicted as responsible for encouraging men to be healthy. Parents, specifically mothers, attracted much blame for childhood obesity and media messages aimed to shame and disgrace parents of obese children through use of emotive and evocative language. This portrayal was broadly consistent across media types and served to reinforce traditional gender roles by positioning women as primarily responsible for health. This analysis offers the first qualitative investigation into the Irish media discourse on obesity and indicates a rather traditional take on gender roles in diet and nutrition.

  20. Vindicating virtue: a critical analysis of the situationist challenge against Aristotelian moral psychology.

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    Croom, Adam M

    2014-03-01

    This article provides a critical analysis of the situationist challenge against Aristotelian moral psychology. It first outlines the details and results from four paradigmatic studies in psychology that situationists have heavily drawn upon in their critique of the Aristotelian conception of virtuous characteristics, including studies conducted by Hartshorne and May (1928), Darley and Batson (Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 27:100-108, 1973), Isen and Levin (Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 21:384-388, 1972), and Milgram (Journal of Abnormal and Social Psychology 67:371-378, 1963). It then presents ten problems with the way situationists have used these studies to challenge Aristotelian moral psychology. After challenging the situationists on these grounds, the article then proceeds to challenge the situationist presentation of the Aristotelian conception, showing that situationists have provided an oversimplified caricature of it that goes against the grain of much Aristotelian text. In evaluating the situationist challenge against the actual results from empirical research as well as primary Aristotelian text, it will be shown that the situationist debate has advanced both an extreme, untenable view about the nature of characteristics and situations, as well as an inaccurate presentation of the Aristotelian view.

  1. road-map for smart grids and electricity systems integrating renewable energy sources

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    The vision of smart grids and electricity systems elaborated in this road-map was drawn up on the basis of consultation and talks with a group of experts from industry (EDF, AREVA, GDF-Suez), public research bodies (SUPELEC, Ecole des Mines, INES, universities), grid operators (ERDF, RTE), local authorities' groups (FNCCR) and ADEME. In the course of these working sessions the experts expressed their opinions intuitu personae. The views outlined in this road-map are not to be assimilated with the official positions of the corporations or research organisations to which the members of the group belong. The visions of smart electricity grids and systems integrating renewable energies in 2020 and in 2050 are in sharp contrast. This contrast was deliberately sought out, for two reasons: - to offer the most exhaustive panorama possible of imaginable futures; - to avoid neglecting a critical technological, organisational or socioeconomic bottleneck that might be associated with a possible scenario left out of the discussion. Accordingly, in seeking contrasting visions the group arrived at extreme representations and even caricatures of the future, which nonetheless help define the outer limit of possibilities, and the scope within which the actual situation will most likely be situated in 2020 and in 2050

  2. Workers moving the industry forward

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    The Power Workers' Union represents workers at Ontario Hydro's nuclear stations and AECL operators at Chalk River. Although labour relations are far from perfect, the union does its best to protect the industry. Avoiding confrontation as much as possible, this union is happy to be regarded as a partner in the business. The union is impressed by the consultants' report on Ontario Hydro's nuclear operations. Whatever the future may bring, the present is not really pleasant for nuclear workers generally, in that the work itself is very demanding technically, and must be performed with great diligence because the responsibility for safety is enormous. Considering the actual safety record, some caricatures or ''cheap shots'' from antinuclear politicians and special interest groups seem quite offensive. As a partner in public relations, the union has produced draft fact sheets on topics such as: transporting radioactive material; the burning of plutonium from dismantled weaponry; deep geological storage of nuclear waste; the sale of Candu reactors to China. The author closes with some advice on how to improve industrial relations, based on the union's experience

  3. 概念整合:概念隐喻的继承和发展%Southeastern local dialect of the Yi language; Arza dialect; assessment for the vitality of language; definitely endangered;

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    侯建波

    2012-01-01

    As one of the new linguistic schools,Cognitive Linguistics includes Conceptual Metaphor and Blending Theory in order to explain the correlation between conceptualizing processes in our mind.Although some scholars have made comparative studies on them,there has not yet been a clear statement for the relationship between the two theories.After exploring the philosophical basis,fundamental concepts,primary operation,this paper maintains that Blending Theory inherits and develops Conceptual Metaphor.This statement is further demonstrated by an analysis of a caricature.%在认知语言学内部,概念隐喻和概念整合以认知中的思维过程为研究对象。目前,对两者之间的关系仍然缺乏统一的认识。从哲学基础、基本概念、操作过程等方面,论文分析了二者之间的同质性;认为概念整合是对概念隐喻的继承和发展。为论证此观点,论文分析一幅环境保护漫画,旨在说明概念整合更加详细地描述了概念认知过程,是对概念隐喻的继承和发展。

  4. From the Revolution to Embodiment: 25 Years of Cognitive Psychology.

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    Glenberg, Arthur M; Witt, Jessica K; Metcalfe, Janet

    2013-09-01

    In 1988, the cognitive revolution had become institutionalized: Cognition was the manipulation of abstract symbols by rules. But, much like institutionalized political parties, some of the ideas were becoming stale. Where was action? Where was the self? How could cognition be smoothly integrated with emotions, with social psychology, with development, with clinical analyses? Around that time, thinkers in linguistics, philosophy, artificial intelligence, biology, and psychology were formulating the idea that just as overt behavior depends on the specifics of the body in action, so might cognition depend on the body. Here we characterize (some would say caricature) the strengths and weaknesses of cognitive psychology of that era, and then we describe what has come to be called embodied cognition: how cognition arises through the dynamic interplay of brain controlling bodily action controlling perception, which changes the brain. We focus on the importance of action and how action shapes perception, the self, and language. Having the body in action as a central consideration for theories of cognition promises, we believe, to help unify psychology. PMID:26173215

  5. The Combination of Inconsistent Feelings in Satire or Humor on Persian Language (A Case study: Parviz e Shapoor s Caricalamatures

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    Fatemeh Taslim Jahromi

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Grotesque is a concept and style in art and literature in which artist or belletrist tries to induce two inconsistent senses of fear (anxiety or repulsion or laugh (satire or humor to second person simultaneously. Grotesque, today, describes and manifests distressed and alienation world. It means observing familiar world of strange perspective that shows off it fearful and ridiculous. The most prominent features that make a Grotesque work are as fallow: disharmony, extravagance and exaggeration, abnormality and comic and terrifying. But one of the most important art and literature branches that Grotesque enters in it, is satire and humor that one of its kind is Caricalamatur.   Caricalamatur is a kind of short, simple and satire prose that paid attention to around to phenomenon and world by different attitude with aim of foregrounding and based on some people opinion, also, it is defined as a caricature that is expressed by worlds.   Grotesque in Caricalamaturs has special appearance particularly in Caricalamatur of Parviz e Shapoor, the pioneer of this style.Grotesque in Caricalamaturs is more the result of two technics of abnormality (paradox, and extravagance and exaggeration and present to it strange and comic and terrifying picture quality.   The most important of Grotesque technics in Caricalamaturs are disorder, levels integration, exaggeration, movement, metamorphosis and uses of antithetical and twin.This research has performed by descriptive- analytical method to recognize and investigate Grotesque concepts, how it occurs and its contents in Caricalamatur by evidence representation.

  6. 在巴黎受气的美国人

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    2005-01-01

    说文解字1、嘿、服务员,来个汉堡包!2、我们没有汉堡包,美国猪!3、那么来杯咖啡吧,青蛙佬!4、加点糖吧!5、我们没有糖!We are in a streetside resaurant in Paris,the"Bistro Chirac",where the tall,haughty waiterwith his nose stuck up in the air looks a bit like the president of France himself.An American tourist(Pat Oliphant’s standard marionette-like caricature of"lightweight"George W.Bush)impolitely demands a hamburger;both his tone and what he asks for are an insult to the waiter;and of course,being a typical American,he automatically uses a very colloquial American English.Not speaking French is bad enoughin Paris,but just to assume,without apology,that everyone there speaks English is...unpardonable!The waiter replies in heavily accented French-English:"We do not serve the hamburger."At the same time,without for an instant losing his cool,he adds the words"American swine"in French and makes a very rude gesture.Clearly this is not a waiter looking for a tip.Bush,now upset,demands coffee instead.Again he uses the very colloquial"gimme"for"give

  7. Return of the living dead: Re-reading Pierre Flourens' contributions to neurophysiology and literature.

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    Levinson, Sharman

    2013-01-01

    Historians of neurophysiology remember Marie Jean Pierre Flourens (1794-1867) for his experimental approach to nineteenth-century debates on cortical localization and, in particular, for his successful attacks on Frantz Joseph Gall's (1758-1828) phrenology (Gall and Spurzheim, 1810-19). Whereas Gall and his colleague, Johann Gaspar Spurzheim (1776-1832), posited correlations between features of the skull and brain development and claimed to have localized character traits, competencies and temperaments in specific cortical regions, Flourens advocated cerebral equipotentiality and provided empirical as well as philosophical grounds for his theories. Flourens has also been recognized for his contributions to the understanding of the cerebellum's role in the coordination of movement, the localization of a respiratory center in the medulla oblongata, the relationship between the semicircular canals and balance, the role of the periosteum in bone growth and regeneration, and finally, the anesthetic properties of chloroform. Less known to historians of neuroscience is the fact that Pierre Flourens was not only a neurophysiologist and Secrétaire Perpetuel of the French Académie des Sciences, he was also a member of the Académie Française, France's most prestigious literary academy. Examining Flourens' contributions as a writer and, at the same time, a prime target for criticism and caricature from journalists, yields a particularly interesting example of the problematic relations between different genres of science writing and their respective publics in mid-nineteenth-century France. PMID:24290264

  8. Phenomenological Skillful Coping: Another Counter-Argument to Daniel Dennett’s

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    Jethro Masís

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available This paper deals with Daniel Dennett’s well-known charges against phenomenological philosophy as an endevour to restore the rights of introspection: that is, the attempt, albeit doomed to failure, to contribute to the science of the mind from a purported incorrigible, ineffable and ‘subjective’ (interpreted as ‘private’ first-person perspective. According to Dennett’s heterophenomenology, only a strict third-person method is possible when it comes to the scientific study of the mind. I will dispute Dennett’s method in order to do both: correct Dennett’s caricaturization of phenomenological philosophy as naïve introspection and offer not only a clarification of phenomenology’s true aims and scope, but also a case in which phenomenology will stand as a crucial option in the new studies of the mind, under the sigh of fresh air that can be found in the new approaches to cognitive science (the so-called 4EA approaches: embodied, embedded, extended, enacted, affective. By way of introducing the concept of ‘phenomenological skillful-coping,’ an affirmative respond to Dennett’s own question shall be given: “Is there anything about experience that is not explorable by heterophenomenology? I’d like to know what.” The answer to Dennett should be firm: Yes there is! No less than the most basic non-theoretical, non-representational, embodied and embedded, human experience or coping.

  9. Return of the living dead: Re-reading Pierre Flourens' contributions to neurophysiology and literature.

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    Levinson, Sharman

    2013-01-01

    Historians of neurophysiology remember Marie Jean Pierre Flourens (1794-1867) for his experimental approach to nineteenth-century debates on cortical localization and, in particular, for his successful attacks on Frantz Joseph Gall's (1758-1828) phrenology (Gall and Spurzheim, 1810-19). Whereas Gall and his colleague, Johann Gaspar Spurzheim (1776-1832), posited correlations between features of the skull and brain development and claimed to have localized character traits, competencies and temperaments in specific cortical regions, Flourens advocated cerebral equipotentiality and provided empirical as well as philosophical grounds for his theories. Flourens has also been recognized for his contributions to the understanding of the cerebellum's role in the coordination of movement, the localization of a respiratory center in the medulla oblongata, the relationship between the semicircular canals and balance, the role of the periosteum in bone growth and regeneration, and finally, the anesthetic properties of chloroform. Less known to historians of neuroscience is the fact that Pierre Flourens was not only a neurophysiologist and Secrétaire Perpetuel of the French Académie des Sciences, he was also a member of the Académie Française, France's most prestigious literary academy. Examining Flourens' contributions as a writer and, at the same time, a prime target for criticism and caricature from journalists, yields a particularly interesting example of the problematic relations between different genres of science writing and their respective publics in mid-nineteenth-century France.

  10. A sM*A*S*Hing CERN visit

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    2012-01-01

    Alan Alda, the actor best known for playing medic Hawkeye Pierce on yesteryear’s TV series M*A*S*H, really likes science. Moreover, the Scientific American Frontiers TV program inspired his passion for science communication. Since then, he has become an advocate for increased public literacy in science. He visited CERN and the ATLAS experiment last week.   Alan Alda enjoying his visit to the ATLAS cavern.  “I’d been reading about it so much, I just wanted to see it,” he said. He does in fact have a connection with one of the LHC experiments. A few years ago, a fan of his from ATLAS asked if he would draw an Einstein cartoon to go on their fundraising T-shirts. Alda said he spent weeks on the caricature, and he joked that, “there would be no ATLAS project without that T-shirt,” which was a hit. Indeed, his favourite moment was underground when he was standing on the platform and looking at the giant detector. Alda helped c...

  11. Is the Diversity of Shifting Cultivation Held in High Enough Esteem in Lao PDR?

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    Olivier Ducourtieux

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    Full Text Available Shifting cultivation is often described as “traditional”, inflexible and outdated, in contrast with “modern”, mechanised and chemical agriculture. This belief leads to overlooking farmer know-how, accumulated over generations to exploit natural resources while adapting itself to the mutations of the physical, social and economic environment.Research conducted in Phongsaly provides an idea about how complex and consistent a shifting cultivation system can be and how farmers optimise family labour but also limit their risks. External interventions—policies, projects, etc.—are aimed at improving the farmers’ livelihood by converting their farming practices. When these interventions overlook how diversified slash-and-burn agriculture is, they often lead to oversimplifying the farming systems, impoverishing people and exposing them to natural and economic risks. These actions are then counterproductive. In the interest of the Lao nation, as a community, the policies and their implementation should be rethought so as to hold highland farmers of ethnic minorities in higher esteem and to widen the viewpoint, currently limited to a caricature of the mountains and forest, upheld by the culturally and politically dominant lowland inhabitants.

  12. Phase transition in matrix model with logarithmic action: toy-model for gluons in baryons

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    We study the competing effects of gluon self-coupling and their interactions with quarks in a baryon, using the very simple setting of a hermitian 1-matrix model with action trA4-log det (ν+A2). The logarithmic term comes from integrating out N quarks. The model is a caricature of 2d QCD coupled to adjoint scalars, which are the transversely polarized gluons in a dimensional reduction. ν is a dimensionless ratio of quark mass to coupling constant. The model interpolates between gluons in the vacuum (ν = ∞), gluons weakly coupled to heavy quarks (large ν) and strongly coupled to light quarks in a baryon (ν→0). Its solution in the large-N limit exhibits a phase transition from a weakly coupled 1-cut phase to a strongly coupled 2-cut phase as ν is decreased below νc = 0.27. Free energy and correlation functions are discontinuous in their third and second derivatives at νc. The transition to a two-cut phase forces eigenvalues of A away from zero, making glue-ring correlations grow as ν is decreased. In particular, they are enhanced in a baryon compared to the vacuum. This investigation is motivated by a desire to understand why half the proton's momentum is contributed by gluons

  13. Qu’est-ce que problématiser? Genèses d'un paradigme

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    Michel Fabre

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Nowadays, the idea of the problem invades the school and training. How to avoid that this idea does not dilute and caricaturizes itself? It seems necessary to go back to the root question: What is problematization? The genesis of the paradigm of problematization is studied here departing from 4 problem philosophies from John Dewey, Gaston Bachelard, Gilles Deleuze and Michel Meyer. While these philosophies come up from different intuitions and develop their own theories, they largely converge on the idea of problematization which allows a precise definition of concepts (the problematization, the problem, the issue. These philosophies also allow to highlight the intellectual demands of an attitude that seems to take its normal course of the common thought and even - according to some of our authors - of philosophical thought,marked precisely by the forgetfulness of the problem. There is no problematization if self-control of thought is not present, a dialectic between data and conditions of the problem, which needs to conceive a logic of research, centered in the building of the problem and not just on its corresponding resolution. It is possible to outline the pedagogical implications of the four sketches, studied in relation to knowledge and problem. Their differences reveal themselves pedagogically over determined: they send back to the problems of a pedagogy of the problems.

  14. Marcus Recht: Der sympathische Vampir. Visualisierungen von Männlichkeiten in der TV-Serie Buffy. Frankfurt am Main u.a.: Campus Verlag 2011.

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    Hannah Bölling

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Marcus Recht leistet als einer der ersten deutschsprachigen Autoren eine ausführliche Analyse der besonderen Darstellung alternativer Geschlechtlichkeit in der TV-Serie Buffy. Mit Hilfe ausführlicher wissenschaftlicher Methodik zeigt Recht auf, dass die Serie sowohl soziale Konstrukte analysiert, widerspiegelt und karikiert als auch eine alternative Geschlechtlichkeit etabliert, welche die männlichen Vampire in einen zur Zeit der Serienausstrahlung gänzlich neuen Gender-Kontext stellt. Viele weitere klassische filmsoziologische Theorien zu Gender-Konstruktion und -Darstellung werden kritisch aufgegriffen und in die Analyse einbezogen. Eine gute Grundlage für Einsteiger/-innen als auch für Kenner/-innen des Feldes, um sich mit dem wissenschaftlichen Potential des popkulturellen Feldes auseinanderzusetzen.As one of the first German-language authors, Marcus Recht presents an elaborate analysis of the extraordinary depiction of alternative sexuality in the TV show Buffy. Using extensive scientific methodology, Recht demonstrates that the show both analyzes, reflects, and caricatures social constructs and establishes an alternative sexuality, which puts the male vampires into a gender context that was completely new at the time when the show was broadcast. Furthermore, the author addresses many other classic film-sociological theories on gender construction and representation and incorporates them into the analysis. A good foundational work for beginners as well as for experts in the field, who want to examine the scientific potential of the pop-cultural field.

  15. The Quiet Man and Angela’s Ashes: Hollywood Representations of Irish Emigration as Male Quest Narrative

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    Full Text Available This paper analyses Alan Parker’s Angela’s Ashes (1999 against John Ford’s seminalThe Quiet Man (1952. Both Hollywood productions reflect on the Irish return myth, adapting the homonymous memoir by Frank McCourt (1996 and short story by Maurice Walsh (1933 respectively. Although Angela’s Ashes reverses The Quiet Man’s mythical depiction of early 20thc. west of Ireland as rural paradise, the urban ‘inferno’ the former paints can be equally understood as the product of a romantic mindset which combines Irish émigré nostalgia with male quest narrative. Both views are the result of the objective each male protagonist pursues –a return to Ireland in The Quiet Man and to the USA in Angela’s Ashes– and, thus, the divergence in their perception of Ireland may be explained as instances of romance in which Ireland and its culture is reduced to opposing caricatures in the service of wish-fulfilment. Not surprisingly, the criticism of capitalist, industrial America embedded in Walsh’s story, masked as psychological conflict in Ford’s screenplay, and the rags-to-riches American immigrant success story of McCourt’s memoir were adapted to the screen with different degrees of independence from mainstream US film production. This gives additional clues on each film’s use of traditional Irish imagery to the point that Ford’s The Quiet Man may be understood to deliver a more emancipatory perspective on Irish identity than Parker’s Angela’s Ashes.

  16. Raising voices: How sixth graders construct authority and knowledge in argumentative essays

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    This qualitative classroom-based study documents one teacher-researcher's response to the "voice" debate in composition studies and to the opposing views expressed by Elbow and Bartholomae. The author uses Bakhtin's principle of dialogism, Hymes's theory of communicative competence, as well as Ivanic's discussion of discoursally constructed identities to reconceptualize voice and to redesign writing instruction in her sixth grade classroom. This study shows how students, by redefining and then acting on that voice pedagogy in terms that made sense to them, shaped the author's understanding of what counts as "voiced" writing in non-narrative discourse. Based on a grounded-theory analysis of the twenty-six sixth graders' argumentative essays in science, the author explains voice, not as a property of writers or of texts, but as a process of "knowing together"---a collaborative, but not entirely congenial, exercise of establishing one's authority by talking with, against, and through other voices on the issue. As the results of this study show, the students' "I-Ness" or authorial presence within their texts, was born in a nexus of relationships with "rivals," "allies" and "readers." Given their teacher's injunctions to project confidence and authority in argumentative writing, the students assumed fairly adversarial stances toward these conversational partners throughout their essays. Exaggerating the terms for voiced writing built into the curriculum, the sixth graders produced essays that read more like caricatures than examples of argumentation. Their displays of rhetorical bravado and intellectual aggressiveness, however offsetting to the reader, still enabled these sixth graders to composed voiced essays. This study raises doubts about the value of urging students to sound like their "true selves" or to adopt the formal registers of academe. Students, it seems clear, stand to gain by experimenting with a range of textual identities. The author suggests that voice

  17. Holistic Darwinism: the new evolutionary paradigm and some implications for political science.

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    2008-03-01

    Holistic Darwinism is a candidate name for a major paradigm shift that is currently underway in evolutionary biology and related disciplines. Important developments include (1) a growing appreciation for the fact that evolution is a multilevel process, from genes to ecosystems, and that interdependent coevolution is a ubiquitous phenomenon in nature; (2) a revitalization of group selection theory, which was banned (prematurely) from evolutionary biology over 30 years ago (groups may in fact be important evolutionary units); (3) a growing respect for the fact that the genome is not a "bean bag" (in biologist Ernst Mayr's caricature), much less a gladiatorial arena for competing selfish genes, but a complex, interdependent, cooperating system; (4) an increased recognition that symbiosis is an important phenomenon in nature and that symbiogenesis is a major source of innovation in evolution; (5) an array of new, more advanced game theory models, which support the growing evidence that cooperation is commonplace in nature and not a rare exception; (6) new research and theoretical work that stresses the role of nurture in evolution, including developmental processes, phenotypic plasticity, social information transfer (culture), and especially the role of behavioral innovations as pacemakers of evolutionary change (e.g., niche construction theory, which is concerned with the active role of organisms in shaping the evolutionary process, and gene-culture coevolution theory, which relates especially to the dynamics of human evolution); (7) and, not least, a broad effort to account for the evolution of biological complexity--from major transition theory to the "Synergism Hypothesis." Here I will briefly review these developments and will present a case for the proposition that this paradigm shift has profound implications for the social sciences, including specifically political theory, economic theory, and political science as a discipline. Interdependent superorganisms, it

  18. Analysis on Works of Art and Music in Anti-Japanese War:Using WenXian as an Example%抗战文艺之美术与音乐作品管窥--以《文献》为窗口

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    There are rich varieties of Anti-Japanese War literature and art .WenXian seeks many of those channels including art and music to support the Anti-Japanese war .There are many kinds of paintings about Anti-Japanese War , including traditional Chinese painting , mural painting , New Year painting , modern car-icature , new woodcut and so on , which echo with the requirements of the times , expose the Japanese atroci-ties, depict the battle scenes , satirize the international politics .Folk music and local songs all work together to inspire the Chinese people with various vivid and vigorous forms .The art and music works of WenXian in-terpret and mark that period of time , and record the endeavor of the literature field in protecting their homes and defending their country .%抗战文艺丰富多彩,孤岛《文献》广泛搜求抗战资料,其中,绘画、音乐同属宣传战的生力军。抗战画作涵盖国画、壁画、年画、现代漫画和新兴木刻等,它们呼应时代要求揭露日寇暴行、刻画战斗场面和讽刺国际政治;民间曲艺、地方歌谣同样致力抗战宣传。《文献》之美术、音乐作品以多彩的形式诠释抗战标记历史,记录当时文艺人士保家卫国进行的种种努力。

  19. Shades of irony in the anti-language of Amos

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    William Domeris

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available The rhetoric of Amos includes a wonderful mixture of humour and threat, sarcasm and irony, hyperbole and prediction. Holding the fabric of this conversation together is Amos’s place within the prophetic minority – the Yahweh-only party (his anti-society. Making use of sociolinguistics, and particularly the idea of anti-language, I take a closer look at Amos, including his use of overlexicalisation, insider-humour and all the shades of irony one might expect. Typically of a member of an anti-society, Amos exaggerates the differences between insider and outsider, in this case, speaking of ‘ivory houses’, ‘the cattle of Bashan’ while appealing to his successful attempts to save the rich from the wrath of God. The offenses of the outsiders are sometimes crystal clear and at other times shrouded in metaphor, and so too is the fate of these people. In reading Amos, we are constantly in danger of falling victim to the persuasive power of his rhetoric. We are drawn into the world of Amos, quickly accepting his boundaries and the ideology of his anti-society, his depiction of reality and his stark caricature of the rich. The rhetoric is persuasive and the irony is divisive forcing a choice of black and white, believer and unbeliever, rich and poor, oppressors and oppressed. We struggle to swim against the current and instead long to respond to Amos’s invitation to live (Am 5:5 – perhaps even to discover that elusive hope at which the book hints: Most of history has been the forging of structures of security and appropriate loyalty symbols, to announce and defend one’s personal identity, one’s group, and one’s gender issues and identity. (Rohr 2011:4

  20. REPRESENTACIÓN BURLESCA DE LOS BLASONES EN GRAN SEÑOR Y RAJADIABLOS

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    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available En este ensayo se analiza el repertorio de recursos satíricos empleados por Eduardo Barrios en Gran Señor y rajadiablos en la confección de un relato humorístico que socava la percepción ideológica que privilegiaba la fama del apellido y del linaje peninsular como signos hegemónicos del estatus aristocrático. Mediante la caricaturización literaria de las cadenas emblemáticas asociadas al fuero de los Casaquemada y el escudo de armas de los antepasados de los Valverde, Eduardo Barrios pone de relieve la persistencia ideológica, en algunos sectores de la sociedad chilena representada en la novela, de un sistema anacrónico de diferenciación social incompatible con el nuevo ideario democrático impulsado con el advenimiento de la república.This essay analyses the array of satirical resources employed by Eduardo Barrios in his Gran Señor y rajadiablos (GreatLordandHellRaiser to create a humoristic narration undermining the ideological perception that favored the Peninsular last name and lineage as hegemonic signs of aristocratic status. Through a literary caricature-like representation of the emblematic chains related to the Casaquemada court of justice and the Valverde predecessors' coat of arms, Barrios satirizes the persistence of an anachronic ideology of social differentiation held by some sectors of the Chilean society represented in this novel. Such ideology becomes incompatible with the new democratic ideals brought along by the emerging Republic.

  1. The Hoopla Over the Higgs Boson: A Window into the State of Science Journalism

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    Cho, Adrian

    2012-10-01

    On July 4, experimenters at the European particle physics laboratory, CERN, near Geneva, Switzerland, held a special seminar in which they reported that they had at last discovered something resembling the Higgs boson, the last missing piece in particle physicists' standard model. The event drew more than 100 journalists, including myself, and the days leading up to the seminar evolved in almost a caricature of a media circus. Rumors coursed across the internet, bloggers prognosticated about what would be reported, anonymous sources whispered confidence levels to eager reporters, and on the very eve of the seminar CERN's own press office inadvertently leaked a video explaining many of the details. At a post-seminar press conference, dozens of photographers and videographers swarmed Peter Higgs, the eponymous theorist from the University of Edinburgh. Higgs even had his own handler to help him fend off the press onslaught. It was all great fun, but for a traditional journalist the event highlighted the many open questions we journalists now face. In the age of blogs and Twitter, does anybody really care that journalists try to put together fair, balanced, and accessible accounts of events? Or are people just as happy to get their information directly from researchers through their blogs or the lab through its press office? Is being first out with the story the only measure of success these days, or is there still a market for deeper analysis? I'll use the Higgs hoopla as a lens to lay out the questions as I see them. I am hoping to get the answers of the members of the audience in a discussion.

  2. Guest Editorial

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    Shiguo Lian

    2011-08-01

    Discrete Multiwavelet Transform (DMWT and Quantization Index Modulus Modulation (QIMM. The multiwavelet coefficients of an image are quantized using QIMM and the coefficients are modified according to the binary watermark logo. Comparative experimental results show that, the proposed watermarking scheme is robust to some rotational attacks, and gets better performance in terms of Peak Signal to Noise Ratio (PSNR and Bit Error Rate (BER.In the sixth paper, "On the Collusion-Resistance of the Fingerprinting Algorithm Based on Additive Watermarking" by X. Chen and S. Lian, the fingerprinting algorithm based on additive embedding is investigated, which focuses on the robustness against collusion attacks that aim to remove the embedded fingerprint code by combining several marked media copies by e.g., averaging. The theoretical results are given, together with some simulation results. It shows that, the considered fingerprinting algorithm is robust against some of the collusion attacks, while becomes fragile to some other collusion attacks with the rise of the number of colluders. The work may provide some valuable information to design or analyze fingerprinting algorithms.The seventh paper, “Usage Control Model for Digital Rights Management in Digital Home Networks” by Z. Zhang et al., proposes a role-based cross-domain usage control model (RCDUCM for digital home network (DHN. This model employs the means both for role-based access control and for security domain constraint management. And, it is also visually modeled by Unified Modeling Language to shorten the gap between the theoretical model and digital rights management applications. An application case denotes that the proposed model can implement consumer-contents-device license binding and transferring.In the eighth paper, “Caricature Generation with Different Styles” by W. Chen et al., a caricature generation technique with different styles is proposed, which consists of shape exaggeration, relationship

  3. Dichotomy of major genes and polygenes

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    In order to facilitate domestication and breeding of new or underexploited crop species, the genetic basis of many traits must be critically investigated, and both naturally occurring and induced mutations should be utilized. Classically, most breeding procedures have invoked the dichotomy of major genes versus polygenes (or discrete versus continuously varying traits) which is briefly reviewed here from several viewpoints. Clearly, the evidence for two distinct classes of genes (or gene effects on phenotype) and traits is largely a product of different forms of genetic analyses and their primary objectives as well as of researchers' expectations. Superimposed on the simplest Mendelian ratios and genome maps are numerous sources of molecular variation and gene expression at many levels of phenotypic description. Many attempts to delineate developmental pathways and to identify genes controlling discrete vs. quantitative phenotypic variation have resulted in emphasis on multigenic models with specific gene effects at mappable loci but nonetheless modified by small effects. Thus, quantitative genetic variation may arise from multi-genic and multi-allelic systems of both structural and regulatory gene action and gene interactions which, from an empirical breeding perspective, might be adequately described by the biometrical and evolutionary models. Polygenic analyses were conceptually based on genetic parameters in these models (as caricatures of reality) but efforts to modify or reject them by identifying and mapping sources of phenotypic variation through newer genetic methods are likely to enrich and not displace biometrical methods. Domestication programmes, in particular, should employ the entire array of genetic discoveries and methodologies. (author). 71 refs, 1 fig., 1 tab

  4. La sphinx décadente: topos et poetique de la transgression

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    Lise Revol-Marzouk

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available During the last decades of the 19th century, the Sphinx, in its Egyptian representation, seems to be on the decline. This figure, which traditionally embodies the universal mystery, is particularly threatened in a world beset by materialistic disillusion. Texts and pictures portray a myth in agony, with such tediousness that it has become a cliché. Decadent imagination then seizes upon another myth which is particularly suitable, both in its form and its history, to regenerate the old Sphinx: the Greek Sphinx. As the riddle teller of the Theban legend, it shares with its Egyptian ancestor, in addition to its homonymy and hybridism, a strong taste for secret; but it also has shown, since the very beginning, its multifaceted behaviour of transgression - ontological, religious, social and, above all, sexual. Replacing esotericism by eroticism and the metaphysical quest by the physical conquest restores mystery to its libidinal aspect. It reminds us that all knowledge, be it carnal or spiritual, comes from an original transgression which, driven by the libido sciendi, exceeds the acceptable limits. This approach is not without pitfalls. An overly caricatured and systematic metamorphosis of the legendary monster into a femme fatale risks condemning theSphinx to topos and the reader to fatigue. It would, however, omit the ultimate transgression committed by the Hellenic Sphinx: transgression of language, of course, by its riddles, obscure and ambivalent, violating the norms of logic and rhetoric. The decadent Sphinx's sexual provocation is thus accompanied by a textual innovation at all levels, leading the reader in a constant game of poetic transgressions that are as destabilizing as they are seductive. Behind the erotic revival of mystery, a new and unexpected type of language develops that is capable of re-enchanting reality, and with it, all literature.

  5. A mathematical model for fibro-proliferative wound healing disorders.

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    Olsen, L; Sherratt, J A; Maini, P K

    1996-07-01

    The normal process of dermal wound healing fails in some cases, due to fibro-proliferative disorders such as keloid and hypertrophic scars. These types of abnormal healing may be regarded as pathologically excessive responses to wounding in terms of fibroblastic cell profiles and their inflammatory growth-factor mediators. Biologically, these conditions are poorly understood and current medical treatments are thus unreliable. In this paper, the authors apply an existing deterministic mathematical model for fibroplasia and wound contraction in adult mammalian dermis (Olsen et al., J. theor. Biol. 177, 113-128, 1995) to investigate key clinical problems concerning these healing disorders. A caricature model is proposed which retains the fundamental cellular and chemical components of the full model, in order to analyse the spatiotemporal dynamics of the initiation, progression, cessation and regression of fibro-contractive diseases in relation to normal healing. This model accounts for fibroblastic cell migration, proliferation and death and growth-factor diffusion, production by cells and tissue removal/decay. Explicit results are obtained in terms of the model processes and parameters. The rate of cellular production of the chemical is shown to be critical to the development of a stable pathological state. Further, cessation and/or regression of the disease depend on appropriate spatiotemporally varying forms for this production rate, which can be understood in terms of the bistability of the normal dermal and pathological steady states-a central property of the model, which is evident from stability and bifurcation analyses. The work predicts novel, biologically realistic and testable pathogenic and control mechanisms, the understanding of which will lead toward more effective strategies for clinical therapy of fibro-proliferative disorders.

  6. Notes on countertransference in borderline conditions.

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    Meissner, W W

    "When dealing with borderline or severely regressed patients, as contrasted to those presenting symptomatic neuroses and many character disorders," Kernberg (1975) observed, "the therapist tends to experience rather soon in the treatment, intensive emotional reactions having more to do with the patient's premature, intense and chaotic transference and with the therapist's capacity to withstand psychological stress and anxiety, than with any specific problem in the therapist's past" (pp. 16-17). The argument in the present paper contends that Kernberg's description of countertransference reactions to borderline patients is a caricature that applies only within a limited range of borderline conditions, specifically the most primitive or poorly organized level of borderline functioning or regressive borderline states. The description does not apply to the full range of borderline psychopathology, and in many cases can be misleading. It has generally been recognized that countertransference vicissitudes play an extremely important role in the therapy of borderline patients at one or another phase of the treatment. At critical points in the development of transference (TR) and countertransference (CT) and their interaction, the therapist's recognition of and capacity to deal with CT issues become crucial to the treatment progression. The present paper explores the dimensions of CT experience and provides a tentative model for the understanding of transference-countertransference (TR/CT) interactions. The central points emphasized are: (1) that borderline disorders form a spectrum of character pathology falling between the psychoses on one side and the narcissistic personality disorders on the other; (2) that these conditions reflect varying degrees of pathological disruption and varying levels of personality integration; (3) that, depending on the form of pathological organization, these conditions manifest a variety of types and degrees of intensity of TR involvement

  7. Does prostate cancer co-opt the developmental program?

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    Marker, Paul C

    2008-07-01

    The hypothesis that cancer is a caricature of normal development and tissue renewal was originally based on descriptive studies of normal tissues and cancers. The concepts that arose from these studies were that both normal tissues and tumors are sustained by a self-renewing population of stem cells that initially gives rise to undifferentiated and highly proliferative progeny. Eventually, derivatives of these proliferating cells become growth quiescent and express differentiation markers characteristic of the organs within which they reside. A major difference between normal tissues and tumors is the impairment of differentiation in tumors such that undifferentiated, mitotically active cells accumulate in tumors. An important feature of the model is the idea that the biology of the undifferentiated and proliferating cell populations in tumors is governed by the same pathways that regulate normal development and tissue renewal. At the time these ideas were formulated, we lacked sufficient understanding of the molecular and cellular basis of prostate development and cancer progression to evaluate the validity of these ideas for understanding prostate cancer. Research in recent years has validated the prediction that cells with stem cell-like properties are a critical source of new cells both during prostate development and during prostate cancer progression. It is also the case that many of the genes that regulate prostatic development re-appear during prostate cancer progression. A closer examination of the best understood of these developmental regulatory pathways, the androgen-signaling pathway, reveals important differences between normal development and tumors. This pathway is co-opted in prostate cancer by genetic and epigenetic changes that alter the molecular details of how signaling is initiated and alter the transcriptional outcome of signaling by silencing key targets of androgen signaling and fusing androgen-responsive promoters to new genes to create

  8. A repertoire of comic figures of the antique theatre in miniatures of Byzantine Psalters with marginal

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    Bemabò Massimo

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    Full Text Available Recent investigations on ninth-century Byzantine Psalters have focused mostly on the impact of the iconoclast controversy on the iconography of the marginal illustrations in these manuscripts. In fact this impact has been greatly exaggerated and the Psalter illustrations that can be connected to the debates on icon are less than a dozen out of a total of a few hundreds. The present article focuses on the iconography of figures illustrating social and moral types in the psalms. These figures cannot be considered as novel inventions of the ninth-century artists who painted our manuscripts. Their origin must be drawn back to late antique prototypes; in particular it is inferred that most of these figures represent characters that were originally modeled after the moral and social types acted on stage in late antique theater, mime and pantomime. A number of examples out of the miniatures in the Carolingian manuscripts of Terence and other media provides parallels to gestures, postures and features of the figures in the Psalter illustrations. The iconographical invention of these characters for the psalms must date from fourth to sixth century, a period during which theater was still very popular, notwithstanding the strong opposition of the Christian Fathers. Chroricius of Gaza' Apologia memoriam and other late antique writings witness the popularity of mime up to the middle sixth century and the ample variety of types that were acted on stage. The figures scissor out of marginal illustrations in the Byzantine Psalters are arranged in five plates collecting examples of, respectively, moral types, emotions caricatures, social types and professions, gods and devils.

  9. Winning at Pocker and Games of Chance Winning at Pocker and Games of Chance

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    Anita Flanders Rebelo

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available It's the modern consumer mind - compete to eat, save to the grave, throw to the wind to win! Never the game that's im portant - it's the beer , the fag. . . and if you're broke it's just the "odds" to turn you on. "Socrates didn't play dice games. He drank a lot. And when he was drunk he would go watch the game and give advice. It was because of bad advice that he was eventually sentenced to death. . . Back then it was more fun. Nobody knew anything about odds. It was just put down your money, you toss the dice, you laugh, you take another drink." - to Cassidy,it's knowing the odds that's put everybody on pot. Rack Cassidy's Winning at Poker and Games of Chance lampoons the illogic logic of modern "instructed" man. It is a disturbingly funny caricature of a nonsensical consumer's mind trying to ratio nalize the game of life, and what comes out is "hash" - not meat and potatoes. The book is high philosophical slapstick comedy ila Charlie Chaplin on paper in today's scene. To Cassidy, consumer thinking has made intellectual nitwits of us. We're always ex plaining in detail about what we don't have the slightest real understanding of, but we go on and on like automats spitting out words and words which in the long run make no sense to our__ selves and much less to the other poor broken down human calculat ing machines - especially when we try to give logic to our il/logical vices and fears.

  10. La Documentation photographique

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    Magali Hamm

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available La Documentation photographique, revue destinée aux enseignants et étudiants en histoire-géographie, place l’image au cœur de sa ligne éditoriale. Afin de suivre les évolutions actuelles de la géographie, la collection propose une iconographie de plus en plus diversifiée : cartes, photographies, mais aussi caricatures, une de journal ou publicité, toutes étant considérées comme un document géographique à part entière. Car l’image peut se faire synthèse ; elle peut au contraire montrer les différentes facettes d’un objet ; souvent elle permet d’incarner des phénomènes géographiques. Associées à d’autres documents, les images aident les enseignants à initier leurs élèves à des raisonnements géographiques complexes. Mais pour apprendre à les lire, il est fondamental de les contextualiser, de les commenter et d’interroger leur rapport au réel.The Documentation photographique, magazine dedicated to teachers and students in History - Geography, places the image at the heart of its editorial line. In order to follow the evolutions of Geography, the collection presents a more and more diversified iconography: maps, photographs, but also drawings or advertisements, all this documents being considered as geographical ones. Because image can be a synthesis; on the contrary it can present the different facets of a same object; often it enables to portray geographical phenomena. Related to other documents, images assist the teachers in the students’ initiation to complex geographical reasoning. But in order to learn how to read them, it is fundamental to contextualize them, comment them and question their relations with reality.

  11. Filipinas, fin de siglo: imágenes y realidad

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    Elizalde, María Dolores

    1998-08-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this paper is to present an image of the Philippines at the end of the 19th century, different to the picture of underveloped islands, inhabitated by savages unable to selfgovernment, transmited by the historiography and caricatures of that time. With this purpose, they are studied the process of redefinition of the Spanish colonial goverment, the strengthening of a new filipino society, the development of the economy and commerce, and the strong international interests in the islands.

    El presente artículo pretende ofrecer una imagen de las Filipinas de fin de siglo, diferente de la transmitida por la historiografía tradicional y por la viñetas y caricaturas de la época. Frente a los estereotipos de unas islas atrasadas, incapaces del autogobierno, habitadas por salvajes a los que había que civilizar, se impone una realidad definida por el gobierno colonial de España, en pleno proceso de redefinición; por el afianzamiento de una burguesía ilustrada filipina, la pujanza de una clase campesina y obrera, la fuerza de un movimiento de afirmación nacional, y el desarrollo de una economía agroexportadora en pleno crecimiento; y por la presencia de fuertes intereses internacionales que hay que entender insertos en la marea de expansión colonial y reparto de mercados y territorios ultramarinos; intereses internacionales de los que se da cuenta a través de un análisis de comercio, inversiones y presencia diplomática de las grandes potencias en las Filipinas de fin de siglo.

  12. Women and the media in South Asia.

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    Sharma, S; Weerackody, I; Panday, N R; Al-mujahid, S; Musa, A B

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    This article gives a brief overview of women's access to journalism and communication training, status of women in the media, their needs for development of skills, and portrayal of women in the media, in Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, India and Sri Lanka. 5 authors from those countries contributed sections subdivided into each of these subheadings. In India, women have access to training, but their positions in the media are limited. They are often falsely stereotyped, sensationalized or exploited, or totally absent. In Sri Lanka, however, women are closer to being equal to men, in terms of training, hiring and employment, although they tend to work in women's periodicals. Women are shown in most of the advertisements, and are generally portrayed as perpetually in pursuit of glamour, food, clothes and cosmetics. Media in Nepal are comparatively new; for example, television is only 1 year old. Therefore, opportunities for women are few, and men dominate the hierarchy. Women are portrayed in the media negatively or sensationally, and used extensively in commercials. Women's position in Pakistan is limited in the cities by purdah and in rural areas by the feudal heritage, in which women are chattel. A minority of women are enrolled in journalism schools a employed in the media: those are excelling. Women are often either idealized, abused or caricatured as interested only in consumption. Women have recently entered the journalism profession in Bangladesh, now totaling 24 women. Mores do not permit women to work at night or on outside assignments. The media are liberal in Bangladesh, airing news about dowry abuse and female oppression openly. In most of the countries, women tend to work only until marriage, or afterward are limited by domestic duties.

  13. Monsters and Clowns Incorporated: the Representations of Adolf Hitler in British and American WWII Propaganda Posters Monstres, clowns et compagnie : les représentations d’Hitler dans les affiches de propagande britanniques et américaines pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale

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    Full Text Available Dans les affiches de propagande britanniques et américaines de la Seconde Guerre mondiale, les représentations d’Adolf Hitler font de lui soit un monstre effrayant, sanguinaire et diabolique, soit un clown grotesque, un pantin ridicule et risible, une cible qu’il faut frapper, écraser, ou détruire d’une façon ou d’une autre. S’adressant au sens de l’humour du spectateur, à ses peurs ou à son aversion, les artistes de propagande des deux côtés de l’Atlantique utilisent des leviers émotionnels et des tons très variés pour faire du dictateur nazi un des ressorts principaux de la participation à l’effort de guerre. Ces caricatures d’Hitler, dont l’objectif final était d’encourager la production et les économies ou de lutter contre les bavardages intempestifs, révèlent une condamnation morale ou politique et font partie de la propagande de soutien au moral, qui vise à galvaniser les Troupes de l’Intérieur en présentant la victoire comme quelque chose de vital ou d’inéluctable. Qu’il soit monstre ou clown, on fait tomber le dictateur déshumanisé de son piédestal, un piédestal si soigneusement construit pour lui par la propagande nazie.

  14. Holistic Darwinism: the new evolutionary paradigm and some implications for political science.

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    Corning, Peter A

    2008-03-01

    Holistic Darwinism is a candidate name for a major paradigm shift that is currently underway in evolutionary biology and related disciplines. Important developments include (1) a growing appreciation for the fact that evolution is a multilevel process, from genes to ecosystems, and that interdependent coevolution is a ubiquitous phenomenon in nature; (2) a revitalization of group selection theory, which was banned (prematurely) from evolutionary biology over 30 years ago (groups may in fact be important evolutionary units); (3) a growing respect for the fact that the genome is not a "bean bag" (in biologist Ernst Mayr's caricature), much less a gladiatorial arena for competing selfish genes, but a complex, interdependent, cooperating system; (4) an increased recognition that symbiosis is an important phenomenon in nature and that symbiogenesis is a major source of innovation in evolution; (5) an array of new, more advanced game theory models, which support the growing evidence that cooperation is commonplace in nature and not a rare exception; (6) new research and theoretical work that stresses the role of nurture in evolution, including developmental processes, phenotypic plasticity, social information transfer (culture), and especially the role of behavioral innovations as pacemakers of evolutionary change (e.g., niche construction theory, which is concerned with the active role of organisms in shaping the evolutionary process, and gene-culture coevolution theory, which relates especially to the dynamics of human evolution); (7) and, not least, a broad effort to account for the evolution of biological complexity--from major transition theory to the "Synergism Hypothesis." Here I will briefly review these developments and will present a case for the proposition that this paradigm shift has profound implications for the social sciences, including specifically political theory, economic theory, and political science as a discipline. Interdependent superorganisms, it

  15. Why did so many German doctors join the Nazi Party early?

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    Haque, Omar S; De Freitas, Julian; Viani, Ivana; Niederschulte, Bradley; Bursztajn, Harold J

    2012-01-01

    During the Weimar Republic in the mid-twentieth century, more than half of all German physicians became early joiners of the Nazi Party, surpassing the party enrollments of all other professions. From early on, the German Medical Society played the most instrumental role in the Nazi medical program, beginning with the marginalization of Jewish physicians, proceeding to coerced "experimentation," "euthanization," and sterilization, and culminating in genocide via the medicalization of mass murder of Jews and others caricatured and demonized by Nazi ideology. Given the medical oath to "do no harm," many postwar ethical analyses have strained to make sense of these seemingly paradoxical atrocities. Why did physicians act in such a manner? Yet few have tried to explain the self-selected Nazi enrollment of such an overwhelming proportion of the German Medical Society in the first place. This article lends insight into this paradox by exploring some major vulnerabilities, motives, and rationalizations that may have predisposed German physicians to Nazi membership-professional vulnerabilities among physicians in general (valuing conformity and obedience to authority, valuing the prevention of contamination and fighting against mortality, and possessing a basic interest in biomedical knowledge and research), economic factors and motives (related to physician economic insecurity and incentives for economic advancement), and Nazi ideological and historical rationalizations (beliefs about Social Darwinism, eugenics, and the social organism as sacred). Of particular significance for future research and education is the manner in which the persecution of Jewish physician colleagues was rationalized in the name of medical ethics itself. Giving proper consideration to the forces that fueled "Nazi Medicine" is of great importance, as it can highlight the conditions and motivations that make physicians susceptible to misapplications of medicine, and guide us toward prevention of

  16. ОСНОВНІ ТЕНДЕНЦІЇ РОЗВИТКУ ОБРАЗОТВОРЧОГО МИСТЕЦТВА В СУЧАСНІЙ УКРАЇНІ

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    Full Text Available In the article a special attention is paid to issues of state support to free development of all styles and genres of Ukrainian fine arts, its broad popularization through all-Ukrainian regional, group or personal exhibitions in the post Soviet period. The activity of galleries has became an important factor for development of arts. They contribute to conservation of invaluable relics of the Ukrainian art; control the process of flow of cultural values from Ukraine, which at the present time acquires a mass and perilous character. The prominent tendencies of contemporary Ukrainian fine arts — neofolklorism (the folklore’s influence on the art, postmodernism and others have also been analyzed in the article. The development of Ukrainian art of sculpture, engraving and caricature is in focus of the article, as well as new styles of the Ukrainian fine arts — installation, video art, performance, street-art, etc. The author concludes: economic difficulties experienced by Ukraine make the problem of social protection of arts especially urgent. This can be seen in the current state in purchases of works of arts by the state. For the Ukrainian fine arts the way of going out of the crisis is a formation of cultural infrastructure, ensuring the conditions of functioning of a real self-regulated art market. Despite all difficulties the Ukrainian art is developing and mastering its strength. There is quite a number of gifted Ukrainian artists who work in Ukraine or abroad and are known in the world and who respectfully represent the art of their people.

  17. Why did so many German doctors join the Nazi Party early?

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    Haque, Omar S; De Freitas, Julian; Viani, Ivana; Niederschulte, Bradley; Bursztajn, Harold J

    2012-01-01

    During the Weimar Republic in the mid-twentieth century, more than half of all German physicians became early joiners of the Nazi Party, surpassing the party enrollments of all other professions. From early on, the German Medical Society played the most instrumental role in the Nazi medical program, beginning with the marginalization of Jewish physicians, proceeding to coerced "experimentation," "euthanization," and sterilization, and culminating in genocide via the medicalization of mass murder of Jews and others caricatured and demonized by Nazi ideology. Given the medical oath to "do no harm," many postwar ethical analyses have strained to make sense of these seemingly paradoxical atrocities. Why did physicians act in such a manner? Yet few have tried to explain the self-selected Nazi enrollment of such an overwhelming proportion of the German Medical Society in the first place. This article lends insight into this paradox by exploring some major vulnerabilities, motives, and rationalizations that may have predisposed German physicians to Nazi membership-professional vulnerabilities among physicians in general (valuing conformity and obedience to authority, valuing the prevention of contamination and fighting against mortality, and possessing a basic interest in biomedical knowledge and research), economic factors and motives (related to physician economic insecurity and incentives for economic advancement), and Nazi ideological and historical rationalizations (beliefs about Social Darwinism, eugenics, and the social organism as sacred). Of particular significance for future research and education is the manner in which the persecution of Jewish physician colleagues was rationalized in the name of medical ethics itself. Giving proper consideration to the forces that fueled "Nazi Medicine" is of great importance, as it can highlight the conditions and motivations that make physicians susceptible to misapplications of medicine, and guide us toward prevention of

  18. COVERING RACE AND RELIGION: THE MOORTHY AND NYONYA TAHIR CASES IN FOUR MALAYSIAN NEWSPAPERS

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    Ngu Teck Hua

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    Full Text Available Reporting on issues like race and religion in a multi-racial and multi-religious society is not an easy media responsibility. In a country like Malaysia where racial and religious sensitivities abound, the media have to constantly tread on precarious ground, balancing between what to write and how to write it. Much of the concern over the reporting of sensitive issues stems from the belief that a wrong move may have dire consequences, as seen in the recent controversy and furore over the Prophet Muhammad caricature published in the Danish newspaper, Jyllands-Posten.This study analyses two recent racial/religious issues – M. Moorthy and Nyonya Tahir cases – as reported in the New Straits Times (NST, Utusan Malaysia (UM, Malaysia Nanban (MN and Sin Chew Daily (SCD. The former case caused a stir when there was a tussle between Moorthy’s Indian/Hindu family and the Federal Territory Islamic Affairs Council which argued that Moorthy had converted to Islam when he was alive without the family’s knowledge. The latter was a case of a Malay/Muslim woman who, while alive, had denounced Islam and lived as a Chinese practising Buddhism.This study analyses how the two race and religion-related controversial issues were treated in the various language newspapers in Malaysia. A preliminary finding showed that, true to the communal nature of the Malaysian press, there was an apparent slant in how the ethnic press covered these two issues. For instance, in terms of prominence given to the stories, SCD, while downplaying the Moorthy story, dedicated more space to the Nyonya Tahir case. Similarly, MN highlighted the Moorthy story and downplayed the Nyonya Tahir case. The different newspapers were also seen to ''favour'' the subject they covered according to the ethnicity.

  19. O que é problematizar? Géneses de um paradigma

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    Michel Fabre

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    Full Text Available A ideia de problema invade, atualmente, a escola e a formação. Como evitar que esta ideia não se dilua e se caricature? Parece ser necessário voltar à questão de raiz: o que é problematizar? Estuda-se, aqui, a génese do paradigma da problematização a partir de 4 filosofias do problema: John Dewey, Gaston Bachelard, Gilles Deleuze e Michel Meyer. Ainda que estas filosofias se manifestem a partir de intuições diferentes e desenvolvam teses próprias, elas convergem largamente sobre a ideia de problematização o que permite uma definição rigorosa de conceitos (a problematização, o problemático, a problemática. Estas filosofias permitem, igualmente, evidenciar as exigências intelectuais de uma atitude que parece ter de fazer o percurso normal do pensamento comum e até - segundo alguns dos nossos autores - do pensamento filosófico, marcado precisamente pelo esquecimento do problema. Não há problematização se não for instaurado um autocontrole do pensamento, uma dialética entre dados e condições do problema, o que necessita conceber uma lógica da pesquisa, centrada na construção do problema e não apenas sobre a respetiva resolução. É possível delinear as incidências pedagógicas dos quatro esboços estudados quanto à relação entre saber e problema. As suas próprias divergências revelam-se pedagogicamente sobre determinadas: reenviam para os problemas de uma pedagogia dos problemas.Nowadays, the idea of the problem invades the school and training. How to avoid that this idea does not dilute and caricaturizes itself? It seems necessary to go back to the root question: What is problematization? The genesis of the paradigm of problematization is studied here departing from 4 problem philosophies from John Dewey, Gaston Bachelard, Gilles Deleuze and Michel Meyer. While these philosophies come up from different intuitions and develop their own theories, they largely converge on the idea of problematization which

  20. Desafios iminentes para projetos de formação de profissionais para educação infantil Child education professionals: imminent challenges for training projects

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    Maria Lucia de A. Machado

    2000-07-01

    Full Text Available O propósito deste texto é o de apontar desafios iminentes para formuladores e implementadores de projetos de formação de profissionais para educação infantil a partir de duas das várias vertentes que os subsidiam. Aborda-se inicialmente um conjunto de fatores que configura o contexto atual brasileiro no qual os projetos se realizam. Em seguida, trata-se da concepção de crescimento e desenvolvimento infantil da qual decorre o desafio de integrar o enfoque cuidar/educar à ênfase numa pedagogia calcada nas interações de crianças e adultos, resultando em temas específicos de formação. Sabendo da força com que um modelo de escolarização caricato vem se difundindo nas instituições de atendimento a crianças de 0 a 6 anos, outro dos desafios que se coloca aos projetos de formação é o de formar profissionais aptos a integrarem-se aos sistemas educacionais e, simultaneamente, atuarem em modalidades de atendimento sustentados em aportes teóricos fundamentados de modo consistente nas necessidades e características de crescimento e desenvolvimento de bebês e crianças pequenas.The premise of this text is to point out the imminent challenges for those who formulate and implement training projects for child education professionals, based on two of the several currents which support them. The first includes the group of factors that make up the present Brazilian context in which projects are undertaken. The second, treats the conception of growth and child development from which comes the challenge to integrate the focus care/education, emphasizing a pedagogy based in child adult interaction, resulting in specific training themes. Knowing of the force with which a caricatured model of schooling has been disseminated in the institutions that care for children from birth to 6 years of age, another challenge put to training projects is to form professionals able to integrate themselves into the educational systems and simultaneously to

  1. « Jules Crevaux, l’explorateur aux pieds nus ». Un mythe géographique amazonien

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    Emmanuel Lézy

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Le rejet par Claude Lévi Strauss du personnage de l’explorateur organise son exploration de l’Amazonie autant que sa quête de l’Indien. Le scientifique, entre les deux, est situé dans une position équidistante entre la clairvoyance et l’aveuglement. Le « voyage » frappé de la même opprobre est présenté, de façon similaire comme un travestissement du nomadisme indigène. L’exploration des régions du totémisme ou de l’animisme est décrite comme une activité cérébrale, intellectuelle, passant par  l’identification des structures fondamentales de mythes chargés d’organiser la connaissance du monde et ne devant pas grand chose au nécessaire mouvement des pieds. Pourtant, en observant attentivement la polarité doublement négative des pieds d’un explorateur de l’Amazonie, Jules Crevaux, on découvre des structures communes au territoire parcouru et au mythe moderne qui confirment de façon paradoxale la pertinence des analyses de l’anthropologue.The rejection by Lévi Strauss of the explorer organise his own exploration of Amazonia as much as his quest for the Indian. The scientist, between those two characters, holds a medium position between blindness and foresight. The « voyage », stuck by the same despise, is presented as a caricature of indigenous nomadism. The exploration of the countries of totemism and animism is described as a mental, intelectual activity based on the identification of the fundamental structures of the myths organising the knowledge of the world which has nothing to do with the necessary movement of the feet. Nevertheless, the carefull observation of the feet of an amazonian explorer, Jules Crevaux (1847-1882, reveals structures which are common to the covered territory and to a modern mythology. This structures give an unexpected confirmation of the efficiency of the anthropologist’s analyses.

  2. Modelos de mundo y tópicos literarios: la construcción ficcional al servicio de la ideología del poder

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    Pérez Parejo, Ramón

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    Full Text Available To sum up, by world views we understand the cultural perception of the world we belong to. This concept of world views, that comes from the Semiotic of Culture developed by the School of Tartu-Moscow in the seventies, reaches an interesting scope in Literature as it offers information about cultural and ideological components that are part of any fictional trasformation. In this article we have shown the relationships and disagreements established between real world and the cultural and literary /artistic view of the world. This cultural / literary / artistic views are shaped from a recreation of reality based on different interests. Fictional transformation can be a small one or can reach a high level of idealization, caricature or complete alteration. This fictional distortion must be analysed together with its scope, how it is produced, who has decided to produce it and why. We will find out that there are both cultural and ideological reasons and those who produce these transformations have often something to do with the ruling classes. By building these virtual worlds they are just trying to preserve their power, their privileges and their possessions.En síntesis, por modelos de mundo se entiende la percepción cultural que el sujeto tiene del mundo al que pertenece. El concepto, que procede de la Semiótica de la Cultura desarrollada por la Escuela de Tartu-Moscú en los años setenta, adquiere una interesante proyección en Literatura porque informa sobre el componente cultural e ideológico que comporta todo desvío ficcional. Hemos señalado las relaciones y desajustes que se establecen entre mundo real, modelo de mundo cultural y modelo de mundo literario/artístico. Estos últimos se forjan a partir de la transformación interesada de la realidad. Esa distorsión ficcional puede resultar mínima o llegar a alcanzar cotas de idealismo, caricatura o absoluta desfiguración. Se debe analizar ese desvío ficcional, cuál es su medida, en

  3. Generalized epilepsy with spike-wave paroxysms as an epileptic disorder of the function of sleep promotion.

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    Halász, P

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    A new hypothesis is offered regarding the pathomechanism of generalized epilepsy with spike-wave paroxysms (GESw) based on the pertaining literature and personal investigations. The first section is devoted to a critical overview of the development of theories regarding GESw. The centrencephalic theory, the debate on subcortical versus cortical origin, the "corticoreticular" hypothesis of Gloor and, finally, the "dyshormic" concept of Niedermeyer are outlined. In the next section it is shown that there is a particular optimum zone between sleep and wakefulness and between REM and slow wave sleep which highly favours the occurrence of spike-wave paroxysms. According to our investigations into the dynamics within this critical zone, the spike-wave paroxysms always appear with characteristic fluctuations of the level of consciousness where the changes towards awakening are always followed by rebounds towards sleep. Hence, the dynamic properties of this unstable border zone become especially interesting in the genesis of spike-wave paroxysms. It has been shown that even without epilepsy, a dynamics can be observed in the micro-oscillations in the depth of sleep which could be interpreted according to the reciprocal induction regulation model. In our concept the process of falling asleep emerges from rebounds of the sleep promoting system in response to sensory inputs streaming in from the external environment. According to this model, arousal influences in sleep have a sleep promoting effect. We interpret in this way all synchronized EEG reactions elicited by sensory stimuli and we consider K-complex type synchronization reactions as a "building stone" of the process of falling asleep which contains the whole process in concentrated form. The manifold similarities between the K-complex and the spike-wave pattern are demonstrated. On this basis spike-wave paroxysms can be regarded as an epileptic "caricature" of the sleep induction momentum reflected in the K

  4. Multidimensional representations: The knowledge domain of germs held by students, teachers and medical professionals

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    Rua, Melissa Jo

    The present study examined the understandings held by 5th, 8th, and 11th-grade students, their teachers and medical professionals about germs. Specifically, this study describes the content and structure of students' and adults' conceptions in the areas of germ contraction, transmission, and treatment of infectious and non-infectious diseases caused by microorganisms. Naturalistic and empirical research methods were used to investigate participants' conceptions. Between and within group similarities were found using data from concept maps on the topic "flu," drawings of germs, a 20 word card sort related to germs and illness, and a semi-structured interview. Concept maps were coded according to techniques by Novak and Gowan (1984). Drawings of germs were coded into four main categories (bacteria, viruses, animal cell, other) and five subcategories (disease, caricature, insect, protozoa, unclassified). Cluster patterns for the card sorts of each group were found using multidimensional scaling techniques. Six coding categories emerged from the interview transcripts: (a) transmission, (b) treatment, (c) effect of weather on illness, (d) immune response, (e) location of germs, and (f) similarities and differences between bacteria and viruses. The findings showed students, teachers and medical professionals have different understandings about bacteria and viruses and the structures of those understandings vary. Gaps or holes in the participants knowledge were found in areas such as: (a) how germs are transmitted, (b) where germs are found, (c) how the body transports and uses medicine, (d) how the immune system functions, (e) the difference between vaccines and non-prescription medicines, (f) differences that exist between bacteria and viruses, and (g) bacterial resistance to medication. The youngest students relied heavily upon personal experiences with germs rather than formal instruction when explaining their conceptions. As a result, the influence of media was

  5. Les Turcs dans Ţiganiada de Ion Budai-Deleanu Turcs in Ţiganiada of Ion Budai-Deleanu

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    Silviu Petcu

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    Full Text Available La Ţiganiada d’Ion Budai-Deleanu, un des pères de la langue roumaine moderne, est une épopée placée dans la Munténie du XVe siècle et structurée sur deux plans : d'une part, un plan comique créé par le pittoresque du campement des « Tsiganes », mobilisés pour combattre les Turcs par le prince Vlad l'Empaleur, surnommé Dracula, et, d'autre part, un plan héroïque constitué par les actions de ce prince et son armée. La promesse d’émancipation des Rroms esclaves, avec attribution d'un territoire, en échange de leur alliance au combat est une pure fiction et même un anachronisme pour le XVe siècle. Mais à travers cette idée, Budai-Deleanu se révèle visionnaire et partisan du mouvement d’abolition de l'esclavage des Rroms qui n'arrivera à ses fins que le 20 février 1856. En raison de son insoumission entêtée au sultan Mahomet II, son courage et ses capacités stratégiques, Vlad l'Empaleur devait rester dans l'histoire roumaine comme un patriote qui voulait protéger son pays contre l'expansion ottomane – même s'il est plus connu à l'étranger sous la caricature d'un vampire. La Ţiganiada doit être appréciée avant tout comme une allégorie où le plan de la fiction remplace souvent le plan réel. Mais l'auteur, chargé d’un idéal patriotique, nous présente aussi le plan réel avec ses particularités historiques et nationales. La lutte opiniâtre de la petite armée roumaine formée de paysans et de boyards permet de retarder l'avancée des Turcs vers l'Europe centrale. Elle laisse ainsi le temps nécessaire à l'Europe de se préparer et de livrer des batailles dans des périodes plus favorables, avec des armes plus puissantes et plus efficaces que celles des Turcs. L'image des Turcs y est en tous points conforme à leur réputation, largement répandue dans les Balkans. Cruauté, perfidie, corruption et absence de compassion les caractérisent d'un bout à l'autre de l'œuvre, l’auteur montre

  6. L’extravagance gasconne dans Le Gascon extravagant : un déguisement « pour parler librement de tout »

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    Jean-Pierre Cavaillé

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    reputation for intrepidness which went beyond the sole bounds of arms and which came to invest just as surely the field of language and culture. From this point of view, Clairville’s novel confirms the typical depiction of the Gascon, in the sense that it restitutes and exploits ambivalence and structural complexity, and only rejects the most monolithic and caricatural version thereof. This takes nothing away from the originality of the enterprise, which resides in the unabashed usage of the figure of the Gascon as a mask or disguise for tackling issues subject to strict censorship, most notably, the still burning question, in the aftermath of the Loudun Affair, of demoniac possession.

  7. Structogram: A new approach to characterize and interpolate spatio-temporal data sets based on the Ramer-Douglas-Peucker algorithm

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    Ehret, Uwe

    2016-04-01

    approximation error than for an unstructured data set such as white noise. Knowledge of this Pareto optimum can be useful for the design of sampling strategies. It is also interesting to analyze the spatio-temporal distribution of the most relevant nodes of the data set (those with the largest information gain): Homogeneously spaced nodes indicate a data set of constant predictability throughout its extent, or low complexity, while heterogeneously spaced nodes indicate shifting patterns of local predictability, which is an attribute of higher complex data sets (if 'complexity' is defined as 'high overall uncertainty about local uncertainty'). Interpolation of data sets The structogram can also be used for interpolation, i.e. estimation at nodes where no observations are available. The idea of structogram-based interpolation is that, just as for Kriging, the estimation is a weighted linear combination of the observations, but here the weights are not determined based on the Variogram and the intrinsic hypothesis, but on the relevance of the nodes: Highly relevant nodes are given higher weights than lesser relevant nodes. Testing many different data sets revealed that for 'smooth' data sets, where proximity means similarity, classical Kriging-based interpolation outperforms structogram-based approaches, while for intermittent data sets such as rainfall time-series, where proximity does not always mean similarity, structogram-based interpolation performs better. References Ramer, U.: An iterative procedure for the polygonal approximation of plane curves, Computer Graphics and Image Processing, 1, 244-256, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0146-664X(72)80017-0, 1972. Douglas, D., Peucker, T.: Algorithms for the reduction of the number of points required to represent a digitized line or its caricature. In: The Canadian Cartographer. Bd. 10, Nr. 2, 1973, ISSN 0008-3127, S. 112-122, 1973.

  8. El discurso musical como arma política en la obra de Alejo Carpentier

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    Villanueva Abelairas, Carlos

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available Alejo Carpentier became known as Art and Music critic: first from his early works in La Havana newspapers and magazines, being an active member of the “Minorista” group; and later, in Paris (1928, in his voluntary exile of Caracas (1945, or already incorporated to the Cuban revolution (1959, he starts to change the chronicle, the historical essay or the fiction stories into an authentic musical curtain of the life he portrays, as if it was a soundtrack, always with clear and didactic political premeditation. The shades and tools of his discourse will depend on the genre he manipulates: pure musicology for the deconstruction of the musical space (La Música en Cuba; the ethnic narration for the foundation of Afrocubanism (¡Écue-yam - bao!; the counterpoint of “revolutionary” musics (La consagración de la primavera; the chronicle of primitive worlds (Los pasos perdidos or the pure humor to caricature a dictatorship (El recurso del método. Always through daily chronicles, he uses the example, the quote or the musical variation as a teacher, trying to transform Life, Society, Aesthetics and the people.

    Alejo Carpentier se dio a conocer como crítico de arte y de música: desde sus trabajos en periódicos y revistas habaneras, siendo miembro activo del grupo ”Minorista”; posteriormente, desde París (1928, en su exilio voluntario de Caracas (1945, o ya incorporado a la revolución castrista (1959, va convirtiendo la crónica, el ensayo histórico o el relato de ficción en un auténtico telón musical de la vida que retrata, como si de una banda sonora se tratara, siempre con clara y didáctica intencionalidad política. Los matices y herramientas de su discurso dependerán del género que manipula: la pura musicología para la deconstrucción del espacio musical (La Música en Cuba; el relato étnico para la fundamentación del afrocubanismo (¡Écue-yamba-o!; el contrapunto de músicas “revolucionarias” (

  9. Pretty History with Civilization as the “Image Novel”%作为“绣像小说”的《文明小史》

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    陈平原

    2014-01-01

    Pretty History with Civilization as the “Image Novel” attracts A Ying and other historians . It is the writer Li Boyuan'political stand and artistic sense that make the Pretty History with Civilization full of expansion and space . The disadvantage of the novel is that it is short of basic understanding and sympathy for the new politics and new study ,and totally caricatured the reformists with harsh and critical tones .As one of the works in the transferring periods , Pretty History with Civilization focused on describing people's real lives with feature of mixture of West and East ,and the new and the old in the 118 pictures so as to attract readers'attention . Its chapters , its comments , and its image narratives recorded and showed the overall picture and information at that time ,which worth appreciating seriously so far .%作为“绣像小说”的《文明小史》吸引阿英以及后世史家的,是对“一个变动的时代”的全面展示:正是因李伯元的政治立场与艺术感觉存在巨大差异,使得《文明小史》充满内在的张力;《文明小史》的缺憾,并不是阿英所说的过于“温情主义”,而是对新政及新学缺乏基本的了解与同情,将“维新志士”彻底漫画化,语调过于刻毒。因此,很难说是描绘了一幅晚清波澜壮阔的变法维新运动的历史画卷。初刊《绣像小说》的《文明小史》以刊物为中心的报刊连载形式促使附着其上的评语抛弃了小说评点的传统而变成作者与读者合谋的小杂感。作为“过渡时代”,晚清的最大特征是中西混合、新旧杂糅。这既是《文明小史》所着力描写的生活场景,也是努力体会作品意匠,吸引公众注意,但并不怎么精致的无名画师的118幅插图的表现技法。每回小说与评语及图像叙事的整体性关联全方位地记录下了那个特殊时代的生活场景及文化信息,时隔多年,仍值得我们认真品味。

  10. Apresentação

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    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available Este número da Significação segue os parâmetros já definidos pela revista, isto é, integra um conjunto de trabalhos de pesquisadores de diferentes Programas de Pós-Graduação do País e ensaios de investigadores estrangeiros que se publicam pela primeira vez, dois deles na língua original e um terceiro traduzido para o português. Quanto à temática, os textos aqui reunidos lidam com assuntos que nos parecem de interesse considerando as tendências atuais dos estudos da comunicação e, ainda, a relevância da epistemologia para a análise e interpretação das metáforas visuais, assim como das mudanças porque vem passando o conceito de sujeito nas ciências humanas. Isso fica claro se, por exemplo, nos adentramos na leitura e discussão dos fundamentos narratológicos, no equacionamento da metodologia posta em prática nas abordagens de discursos fílmicos ou da apropriação caricatural e grotesca da crise do sujeito que se manifesta no espetáculo midiático. Somem-se a isso os esforços destinados a nos dar, de um lado, um panorama diacrônico dos aspectos fundamentais do cinema mexicano moderno e, de outro, uma visão predominantemente sincrônica de um tema que funciona como entremeio no cinema espanhol contemporâneo. Em seu conjunto, a diversidade de tópicos abordados define, como não poderia deixar de ser, eixos comuns em torno dos quais giram pontos de vista cujas diferenças não impedem o diálogo, traço característico que orienta as particularidades deste periódico. É de se ressaltar, também, a preocupação com o estudo da imagem a partir das peculiaridades das etimologias iconográficas, pressuposto que, a nosso ver, abre novas perspectivas para a crítica das mensagens visuais. Mas este número, levando em conta a já longa trajetória da revista, se toma, sobretudo, singular pelo fato de publicar, pela primeira vez e em português, um texto pouco conhecido de Algirdas Julien Greimas, traduzido diretamente do

  11. Antikinių dramų pastatymai Lietuvoje | Performances of Antique Dramas in Lithuania

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    Jovita Dikmonienė

    2004-01-01

    present-day realia were revealed: women emancipation was revealed in “Medea” and politician’s caricature – in “Oedipus the King”. Antique chorus role was retained in both performances, while masks – in Koršunovas’ performance. Scenography was abstract in “Oedipus the King” by Tuminas, neither representing antiquity nor nowadays.A conclusion is drawn that most Lithuanian directors trended into creation of jug-handled, idealized character (B. Dauguvietis, J. Miltinis, I. Kriauzaitė, B. Marcinkevičiūtė, melodramaticallity (I. Kriauzaitė, L. M. Zaikauskas or tragicomedy (R. Tuminas. None of directors managed to show universality of antique tragedy so that both past and present would be reflected in it. They, using texts of antique tragedy, created modern picture of distinctive, idealized and psychologized, alone, reserved, depending on destiny human being.

  12. Chemical Achievers: The Human Face of the Chemical Sciences (by Mary Ellen Bowden)

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    1999-02-01

    (formal and informal, familiar and unfamiliar), caricatures, apparatus, patent drawings, models, manuscripts, memoranda, laboratories, and plants and buildings are featured. The book presents many images of chemists in the work settings where they actually made their discoveries. The quaint pictures of Chandler with his wash bottle, William H. Walker with his slide rule, Carl Djerassi peering at a flask without goggle protection, and Edward Goodrich Acheson with his omnipresent cigar evoke a bygone era that will induce nostalgia in instructors and curiosity or disbelief in students. Many of the 80 featured chemists are minority scientists; 10 are women (Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin, Marie Curie, Iréne Joliot-Curie, Mme. Lavoisier, Rosalind Franklin, Stephanie L. Kwolek, Ellen Swallow Richards, Alice Hamilton, Rachel Carson, and Julia Brainerd Hall, whose role in her brother Charles Martin Hall's development of the electrolytic production of metal is underappreciated), and three are African-Americans (Percy Lavon Julian, Walter Lincoln Hawkins, and Henry Aaron Hill). The book's 11 sections, each prefaced with a short, helpful summary, and the number of scientists profiled in each are Forerunners, 4; Theory and Production of Gases, 4; Electrochemistry and Electrochemical Industries, 12; The Path to the Periodic Table, 9; Atomic and Nuclear Structure, 9; Chemical Synthesis, Structure, and Bonding, 9; Pharmaceuticals and the Path to Biomolecules, 10; Petroleum and Petrochemicals, 4; Plastics and Other Polymers, 6; Chemical Engineering (most of whose practitioners were unfamiliar to me), 6; and Human and Natural Environmental Concerns, 7. An extensive bibliography (five double-column pages), arranged according to these sections, includes books, articles, dissertations, collections, and oral histories. Items as recent as 1997 and even a 1998 book in press are cited. An index (three triple-column pages) facilitates location of material. Chemical Achievers is to some extent similar

  13. Reklamlarda Karikatür Kullanımı: Piyale Örneği

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    2015-08-01

    önemsellik gözetilerek gösterge bilimsel olarak değerlendirilmiştir.Anahtar Sözcükler: Karikatür, Reklam, Piyale                                          Use of Cartoons in Advertising: The Case of PiyaleAbstract            As a satirical art form with a mission to make the audience think, to teach something and to persuade, cartoons have become attractive visuals for advertisers. Cartoons express an idea in a simple yet effective manner which is the reason for being the choice of brands for their of advertisements that aim to create a behavioral change in the consumer and sell their products as well as increasing brand awareness. Advertisements using cartoons achieve this as all other advertisements do, sometimes through a slogan and other times through creating a position, a character and an identity for the brand. Cartoons have been used in advertisements for major brands in the 1960’s in Turkey, primarily for the banking industry and spaghetti.            In this study the advertisements for Piyale Spaghetti, known as “the brand that introduced spaghetti to Turkey” that use cartoons as visuals in the 1960’s were investigated. The relationship of cartoons as a form of communication and advertisements as a form of marketing was evaluated using semiotic analysis.As cartoons are woven with messages based on drawings and visuals, post-structuralist semiotic analysis was chosen as the methodology. As it is necessary for this methodology, cartoons’ symbolic universe as well as the textual universe was investigated for the importance historical period has over meaning making of signs. In this direction, in the years advertisements including cartoons, themes such as women, family, health, trust have been semiotically evaluated with periodicity in mind.Keywords: Caricature, Cartoon, Advertising, Piyale 

  14. L'idée d'universalité de la sciencie et sa critique philosophique et historique

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    Paty, Michel

    1997-12-01

    Full Text Available The question of the universality of science is considered, in contemporary debates, under the most varied and opposed positions depending whether one is sharing the point of view of an "ideal science" or that of a "social production of science". In the first case, science is conceived as the "hard core" of its statements and results at the period under consideration, and its supposed universality ignores factors that relativize its contents of knowledge, and which can be of a conceptual as well as a social nature. Conversely, an exclusive focalization on the social aspects of the production of scientific knowledge ignores the objective character of these knowledge contents, be they either thought objects such as mathematical ones, or phenomena of the real, physico-biological as well as human and social, world. These two extreme positions, although caricatural, are shared by many. They illustrate the absence or ignorance of interdisciplinar analyse between philosophy, the various sciences, history of sciences and general history. We first evoke some elements of the critique set against the universality of science as it stands nowadays from inquiries of philosophy of knowledge, sociology of knowledge, history of science, history and anthropology. Then we shall try to set philosophically the problem of the universality of science as a philosophical idea, strongly linked to science and to philosophy since their genesis. We shall see, by following the idea at various stages of the history of thought, that the philosophical statement of universality of science has to be confronted with the historical reality of the production, diffusion and assimilation or appropriation of scientific knowledge, always specifying the various dimensions of that one (which include its applications and its links to techniques and to technology.

    [fr] Nous nous proposons de réfléchir sur quelques aspects épistémologiques et philosophiques de problèmes reli

  15. Assédio moral no trabalho e suas representações na mídia jornalística Acoso moral en el trabajo y sus representaciones en el medio periodístico Representations of workplace psychological harassment in print news media

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    Andréia De Conto Garbin

    2012-06-01

    reflect the phenomenon of psychological harassment in today's society, explanations for its occurrence and impact on workers' health. RESULT ANALYSIS: This theme emerged in the media through the dissemination of books, academic research production and laws. It was initially published in general news then in jobs and/or business sections. Discourses on compensation and precautionary business practices and coping strategies are widespread. Health-related aspects are foregone under the prevailing money-based rationale. Corporate cultures are permissive regarding psychological harassment and conflicts are escalated while working to achieve goals and results. Indifference, embarrassment, ridicule and demean were common in the news stories analyzed. CONCLUSIONS: The causal explanations of workplace harassment tend to have a psychological interpretation with emphasis on individual and behavioral characteristics, and minimizing a collective approach. The discourses analyzed trivialized harassment by creating caricatures of the actors involved. People apprehend its psychological content and stigmatization which contributes to making workplace harassment an accepted practice and trivializing work-related violence.

  16. Yalanlamalı Destanlar İle Gelin-Kaynana Manilerinin Mizah Yönünden Benzerlikleri Comparison Of Legends With Denial And Bride-Mother-İn-Law Turkish Poems İn View Of Humor

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    Full Text Available In our study, it has been revealed that why literary productsinteract with each other is the fact that the main material in almost allof them is human being and his happiness, unhappiness, belief,suffering.Firstly; bride - mother-in-law Turkish poems and legends withdenial, studied in our research, have been defined comprehensively inorder to show their similarities.Then, in order to reveal the similarities of the two kinds in view ofhumor, a classification has been made, and these similarities has beentried to be revealed in categories such as exaggeration, caricaturization,using word games, slang and bad words, humoring by spats.The final part has been ended with conclusion and bibliographyby stating the fact that art strength of legends with spats and mutualTurkish poems is much more than the others, because all strength ofart is put forward for being dominant in these kinds of humors.Although, it both species there is a social problem on the basis of brideand mother-in-law to increase wits, to apply to various inventions forovercoming the rival side, by doing this it focuses on amusing thosewho are there. Cultural products such as this, maket hem think, holdthem a mirror, help them to see themselves.As a result, it is emphasized that someone who says poem(mani and “epic” uses the folk as a material. Çalışmamızda edebi ürünlerin birbirleriyle etkileşiminin temelinde, hemen hemen hepsinin ana malzemesinin insan olması; insanın sevincinin, hüznünün, özleminin, inancının, acısının, çilesinin vb. bu edebi ürünlerin ana konusu olmasının yattığı ortaya konulmuştur.Çalışmamıza konu olan gelin-kaynana manileri ve yalanlamalı türlerin benzerliklerini daha iyi ortaya koyabilme kaygısıyla, makalenin ilk bölümünde mani ve Güldürücü Destanlar üzerine genişçe bir açıklama yapılmıştır.Sonrasında her iki türün mizah yönünden benzerliklerini ortaya koyabilmek amacıyla bir sınıflandırma yapma

  17. Marcianos, melanesios, mormones y murcianos. Apuntes de antropohistoria galáctica Martians, Melanesians, Mormons and 'Murcianos'. Notes on Anthropogalactic History

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    Antonio Javier Izquierdo Martín

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    Swiss psychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961, higher priest of all things apocalyptic and titanic that remain in our present time, and his Mediterranean nemesis, the Spanish cinematographer Luis García Berlanga (Valencia, 1921, ultimate practitioner of the lost baroque-Spanish art of the courtesan jester, are gathered together in this paper for the good cause of revisiting the most absurd and funny of all anthropological research topics: cargo cults. These are Millenium movements whose believers invest enormous amounts of ritual work to invocate of embodied ancestral Gods. They ask their gods to land their cargo spaceships loaded with high-tech mana at their bamboo airports. The craziest avatar of this spiritual saga, so-called UFO religions have begun the theoretical exploration and practical exploitation of the fundamental cargoist -i.e. economic-analogy between ordinary visits (of conquerors, missioners, ethnographers or tourists to anonymous places and extraordinary visits (of Gods or extraterrestrials to spiritual centers. The fast global-cinematic diffusion of the modern myth of the flying saucer reveals a close anthropo-historical connection between the rise of this specifically post-industrial variety of cargo cult and the tourists' validation of the megalomaniac techno-economic dreams of aboriginal tribes living in the Stone Age. We conclude sketching an analytical caricature of one of the most stupid cargonomical ‘pilot' in galactic anthropohistory: the so-called ‘Spanish economic miracle'.

    El sumo sacerdote de todo lo que de titánico y apocalíptico pervive aún en el mundo contemporáneo, el psiquiatra suizo Carlos Gustavo Jung (1875-1961, y su némesis castizoide, el cineasta español Luís García Berlanga (Valencia, 1921, restaurador para Madrid y provincias del decadente espíritu barroco de los clásicos de la burla cortesana, se juntan aquí por vez primera para contribuir a una buena causa. Se

  18. Comment

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    2001-03-01

    Virtual reality - whose reality? There is an old joke about a farmer who wanted to improve his milk yields and employed an engineer, a psychologist and a physicist to make suggestions. They all went away for a month and came back with their proposals. The engineer had measured the size of the milking stalls, the ambient temperature and the milking process. She suggested a modest rise in ambient temperature and an alteration in the pumping equipment. The psychologist decided to paint the stalls green and play a tape-recording of birdsong to the cows to make them feel more content and release their milk more easily. The physicist explained that he had decided to look at things more fundamentally: 'Let us assume that the cow is a sphere' ... he began. And that's the joke. Some people think that this is the funniest thing out - a physicist can't recognize a cow when they see one. What troubles me is that I didn't get the joke straight away. I am so used to the language and the often-ludicrous assumptions in physics that it did not seem particularly strange or funny. What did you think? The joke, for me, illustrates the essence of our problem in physics teaching. In a very real way, physics is about another world. It isn't about the real world in which ordinary people live, and they know it. Physics has its own language, its own laws and its own values. Depleted uranium has been in the news of late. It is interesting to compare the casual way in which physics teachers have discussed the possibilitiy that one atom of uranium can kill someone with the shock-horror reporting of this fact in the press. We are caricatured, sometimes for good reason, being callous, calculating, cold people - out of touch with the things that really matter. And then there's that other 'real world' - of really tough people who make serious money. Our friends who work out in the worlds of commerce and industry like to mutter, with some superiority, that teachers would never survive in the real

  19. Conflicten over Haagse stadsbeelden. Van Willemspark tot Spuiforum

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    Leo Oorschot

    2014-06-01

    the urban fabric might undergo in our minds. She distinguishes three categories: the image of the city, the imagined city, and the imaginary city. The image of the city is the idea that is composed by individuals or groups: a creation that is triggered from experience of the city in the mind or a concept based on the actual city itself. The imagined city is the virtual arena conceived by artists, architects, city planners, marketers, and others through art, film, literature, music, advertising, architecture, and urban designs. This idea is certainly related to the first category, but here the focus is on the representation of the city by specialists that are making the presentations to convince people of the value and significance of an urban composition or public building. In this sense, the producers of the images are crucial since, after all, who needs to be convinced of which statement? Using a caricature on Berlage’s Amsterdam South, Stieber demonstrated that the categories are inseparable and all three are about metaphors of the city. ‘The city between the ears’, as noted by the geographer and urban marketing specialist Gertjan Hosper (2010.The goal of this study is to discover and describe consecutive city images of The Hague and the conflicts associated with them between 1860 and 2010, as well as to determine for whom, with what motive and background these city images were developed, where, in how far, and if these consecutive city images were realized, what the conflicts were about, and why the often unfinished images disappeared again, which resulted in the current fragmented image of the city. The human activities that take place in the buildings and surroundings, no matter how significant, were left out of the study for practical reasons. Every case study is of a dominant city image from a certain period. The central context is the relation between ‘the city between the ears’, the actual built city, and the many conflicts pertaining to that image