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  1. Political caricatures in colonial Egypt

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    Awad, Sarah H.

    2018-01-01

    in two Egyptian newspapers: Al-Kashkūl and Al-Siyāsa al-Usbu‘iyya. This marks a unique time in Egyptian national discourse, as it was then on the road towards securing complete political independence from British occupation. The visual analysis of the 322 caricatures aims to interpret the meanings......Images represent in one form or another the perceived reality of a time. The image projects this perception into the world where receiving audiences are invited to reflect upon it and react to it. This paper looks at images of political caricatures published between the years of 1926 and 1931...... embodied in those images in relation to the newly defined nation. The lens of social and cultural psychology is used to understand the politics of those images in visually constructing national identity, positioning different social actors in the social and political context, and feeding into an enduring...

  2. Vocal caricatures reveal signatures of speaker identity

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    López, Sabrina; Riera, Pablo; Assaneo, María Florencia; Eguía, Manuel; Sigman, Mariano; Trevisan, Marcos A.

    2013-12-01

    What are the features that impersonators select to elicit a speaker's identity? We built a voice database of public figures (targets) and imitations produced by professional impersonators. They produced one imitation based on their memory of the target (caricature) and another one after listening to the target audio (replica). A set of naive participants then judged identity and similarity of pairs of voices. Identity was better evoked by the caricatures and replicas were perceived to be closer to the targets in terms of voice similarity. We used this data to map relevant acoustic dimensions for each task. Our results indicate that speaker identity is mainly associated with vocal tract features, while perception of voice similarity is related to vocal folds parameters. We therefore show the way in which acoustic caricatures emphasize identity features at the cost of loosing similarity, which allows drawing an analogy with caricatures in the visual space.

  3. 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.

  4. Anti-Semitism in American Caricature.

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    Appel, John; Appel, Selma

    1986-01-01

    Caricatures produced between the end of the Civil War and World War II--cartoons in humor and satire weeklies, newspaper comics, posters, advertising, book illustrations, etc.--sanctioned ethnic and racial slurs. Jews were presented as negative stereotypes, characterized most often by stealth and derision. (LHW)

  5. Contortionist, caricature and the grotesque body

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    Winter, Tomáš

    2007-01-01

    Roč. 55, č. 5 (2007), s. 400-408 ISSN 0049-5123. [Cubism, Surrealism and Tradition. Praha, 16.06.2005] Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z80330511 Keywords : František Tichý * caricature * Czech art of 20th century Subject RIV: AL - Art, Architecture, Cultural Heritage http://versita.metapress.com/app/home/contribution.asp?referrer=parent&backto=issue,3,3;journal,1,5;linkingpublicationresults,1:120508,1

  6. Darwin and Religion: Correcting the Caricatures

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    Brooke, John Hedley

    2010-05-01

    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 revolutionary science that turned him into an agnostic? If not, what other considerations affected his judgment? The aim of this paper is to illuminate these questions and, in so doing, to correct some popular caricatures that frequently appear when the two words ‘science’ and ‘religion’ are juxtaposed. Darwin himself reflected deeply on the theological problem of suffering and justified his naturalism on the ground that it made the deity less directly responsible for the more repulsive features of creation. The deism that he espoused at the time of writing his Origin of Species also left its mark in his conviction that it would be demeaning to the deity to suggest that its purposes could not be achieved through natural causes. The diversity of the religious responses also corrects a common misperception that there was almost unanimous hostility from religious interests.

  7. Grotesques, Caricatures and the Clever Mice at Pistiros

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    Jan Bouzek

    2017-10-01

    Full Text Available The article discusses a selection of five particular pieces from the 27 sealings found at Pistiros in Bulgaria in 2012, most of them with two imprints, apparently attached to a document with a contract or a deal. Subjects represented on the seals discussed here show grotesques, caricatures and mice acting as humans. They reflect a specific anecdotic side of Greek art in its northern fringes expressed in grotesque, at the time of Philip II and Alexander the Great. Attached is a late 4th century BC Attic pelike from Pistiros with similar caricature of Rhea and Kronos, from the ca. 310 BC destruction.

  8. Caricatural Imagery in the Mass Media. Research Report, Vol. 9, No. 2.

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    Streicher, Lawrence H.

    Caricature and its distortion of reality as developed in the mass press are discussed in relation to the appearance of caricatural elements in other media, such as radio and television. High frequency of appearances of these distorted roles and situations might lead to viewers' perceptual rigidity in typing of characters in general, but might have…

  9. 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…

  10. Parodying Mao’s Image: Caricaturing in Contemporary Chinese Art

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    Minna Valjakka

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Although Chinese contemporary artists are often criticized for creating superficial works that parody Chairman Mao without any deeper meaning, the employment of parody is a far more complex phenomenon. Instead of being representatives of Jamesonian pastiche, many artists employ varying methods of trans-contextual parody to express their mixed and even controversial intentions and notions. With a detailed structural analysis of the art works, and taking into account the socio-cultural context and the artists’ own intentions, I will show that the common assumptions—that parodying Mao is equivalent to political pop or that political pop represents pastiche—are oversimplifications of this complex phenomenon, especially when caricaturing is used as a method to violate the visual norms.

  11. Cutting the cake : the Congress of Vienna in British, French and German political caricature

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    Gabriëls, A.J.C.M.

    2016-01-01

    Although the Congress of Vienna was not a main topic for political caricature, it was anything but ignored. During the first five months of 1815, while monarchs and diplomats were deliberating on Europe’s future, caricaturists in Great Britain, France and the German-speaking states depicted the

  12. 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.

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

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    Peng, Zhenyun; Zhang, Yaohui

    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 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. PMID:24592182

  14. 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.  

  15. The political caricature and its readers: México city, 1876-1888

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    GANTÚS, Fausta

    2010-01-01

    The discussions about the newspapers and its receptors are constant among those who study the Mexican press of the 19th century, once the phenomena of the circulation, reading and reception of the contents of the newspapers result in a subject which is difficult to be clarified because there is no enough information that helps to analyze the problem. When the newspapers include political caricature, the problem ismuch more complicated because there are no clues that help to measure, value and...

  16. 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 key theoretical issues. When historical SCs were utilized in a large-enrollment college Earth History course, student response was positive. Therefore, we offered SCs as an optional assessment tool. Paired t-tests that compared individual students’ performances with the SC option, as well as without the SC option, showed a significant positive difference favoring scientific caricatures ( α = 0.05). Content analysis of anonymous student survey responses revealed three consistent findings: (a) students enjoyed expressing science content correctly but creatively through SCs, (b) development of SCs required deeper knowledge integration and understanding of the content than conventional test items, and (c) students appreciated having SC item options on their examinations, whether or not they took advantage of them. We think that incorporation of SCs during assessment may effectively expand the variety of methods for probing understanding, thereby increasing the mode validity of current geoscience tests.

  17. 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…

  18. L’Antiaméricanisme au Canada : une étude de caricatures politiques

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    Cros, Laurence

    2015-01-01

    Cet article entend présenter une courte réflexion sur l’anti-américanisme canadien, en l’illustrant d’une étude de caricatures politiques qui permettra de jauger la réaction canadienne lors des moments clés qui scandent la relation avec les Etats-Unis. L’on montrera que la tradition anti-américaine du Canada est particulièrement vivante au XIXe siècle, avant de s’estomper après les deux guerres mondiales. Alors que l’on peut estimer que l’adoption du libre-échange a marqué de façon symbolique...

  19. AUTOBIOGRAPHY VS PHOTOGRAPHY AND MEMOIR VS CARICATURE AS FORMS OF PRESERVING THE AUTHOR’S MEMORY (DMITRY S. MEREZHKOVSKY

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    Аlexey А. Kholikov

    2017-03-01

    Full Text Available The essay focuses on visual images as one of the means of the writer’s reception on the example of such forms of preserving memory about Dmitry S. Merezhkovsky as autobiography and photography, on the one hand, and memoir and caricature, on the other. Photographic image comes close to autobiography in the following aspects. First, there is a functional affinity between these two forms, a verbal one and a visual one: both share the desire for authenticity. At the same time, photography as autobiography has not just documentary potential: photographic image is equally capable of reproducing and of reducing or distorting reality. Finally, photography (and this is its another affinity with a documentary genre presents not only individual and personal but also cultural and historical interest. Between caricature and memoir — another pair of media preserving verbal and visual memory about the writer — there are overlaps as well. These “spaces” of memory have bigger potential for interpretation of the image than photography or autobiography. I prove this point by analyzing specific details that were emphasized by caricatures and memoirs of Merezhkovsky. At the same time, I argue that caricature as a visual “space” of memory is not self-sustained the same way photography and portrait are. The other aspect the essay is concerned with the elements of the memory about the writer that remain untranslatable into visual language. Methodologically, the essay relies on the works by N.I. Zhinkin, Y.N. Tyanyanov, Y.M. Lotman, R. Barthes, and S. Sontag.

  20. 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.

  1. Corpos ultrajados: quando a medicina e a caricatura se encontram Bodies scorned: when medicine and caricature meet

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    Myriam Bahia Lopes

    1999-10-01

    Full Text Available A caricatura consolida-se, a partir de 1840, com o advento da imprensa ilustrada, que realiza um interessante diálogo entre a pintura histórica e os retratos. Neste artigo, procuramos demonstrar de que forma essa linguagem, no início deste século, fez do dr. Oswaldo Cruz um de seus alvos favoritos. Num pacto de intersubjetividade, a caricatura - linha que brada - reconhece a dor na pele do vacinado e libera, com o humor, a violência da agressão sofrida.With the advent of the illustrated press, in 1840, the art of caricature initiated an interesting dialogue with historical painting and portraiture. The article shows dr. Oswaldo Cruz as target of this humorous language in the early twentieth century. Caricature-a line that cries out-recognizes the pain of its inured subject and, under an unwritten intersubjective pact, uses humor to release the violence of suffered aggression.

  2. The Effect of Online Learning Environment Based on Caricature Animation Used in Science and Technology Course on the Success and Attitude of the Student for Humor

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    Basarmak, Ugur; Mahiroglu, Ahmet

    2016-01-01

    The purpose in this study is to examine the effect of "Online Learning Environment based of Caricature Animation" which is prepared for "Human and Environment" and "Sun and Space" units in the secondary school 7th Grade Science and Technology course, on the success and attitude of the students for humor. The…

  3. 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.

  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. La ‘Negra Nieves’ ou le racisme à fleur de peau. Regards croisés sur une caricature

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    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Nieves, célèbre caricature colombienne d’une jeune femme ‘noire’, est l’occasion de mener une réflexion autour de trois questions théoriques : signification des catégories raciales, permanence des stéréotypes et rôle social des apparences physiques. Le personnage, en effet, a une longue histoire : occupant les pages du quotidien de Cali, El País, depuis 1968, il a d’abord été représenté sous forme d’employée domestique avant de devenir, suite à une action de tutelle dénonçant le racisme de la caricature, étudiante en philosophie à l’université. Nieves permet ainsi d’analyser les mécanismes de construction et de gestion de la relation à l’autre : infériorisation paternaliste émanant de l’élite, incorporation populaire de normes sociales racialisantes, ruptures et continuités liées à l’introduction du multiculturalisme, revendications et impasses du mouvement ethnique ‘noir’, vision culturaliste de l’anthropologie colombienne. Nieves, famosa caricatura colombiana de una mujer ‘negra’, nos permite hacer una reflexión alrededor de tres cuestiones teóricas: significación de las categorías raciales, permanencia de los estereotipos y papel social de las apariencias físicas. De hecho, el personaje tiene una larga historia: en las páginas del diario de Cali, El País, desde 1968, fue primero representado bajo los rasgos de una empleada doméstica antes de convertirse -en razón de una acción de tutela- en estudiante universitaria de filosofía. Intentaremos así analizar los mecanismos de construcción y manejo de la relación con el otro: inferiorización paternalista por parte de la elite, incorporación popular de las normas raciales, rupturas y continuidades ligadas a la introducción del multiculturalismo, reivindicaciones y dificultades del movimiento étnico ‘negro��, visión culturalista de la antropología colombiana. In this paper, the use and meaning of Nieves, a famous Colombian

  6. De l’usure au pouvoir de l’argent : les métamorphoses d’un mythe antijuif à travers la caricature en Angleterre From Usury to High Finance: The Metamorphosis of an AntiJewish Myth viewed through English Caricatures

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    Lucienne Germain

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available “Jewish Money Power”, the “Wandering Jew” and the “Blood Libel” (ritual murder myths are the three pillars of the anti-Semitic iconography which developed during the Middle Ages. Throughout the centuries, their evolution has continuously reflected the beliefs and tastes of the various societies which have used them to stereotype Jewish otherness. Far from being exhaustive, the intent of this article, based on a limited number of caricatures, is to stress the changes which took place over the centuries in numerous and varied portrayals of the “Jewish Money Power”: from the Jew in his capacity as money lender to the Jew as stockbroker, to more contemporary images of the Jewish banker and international financier, monopolising high finance, insinuating himself in all fields and plotting to dominate and destroy the Christian world. Having explained the various transformations in context, this analysis of selected Jewish graphic portrayals will also highlight the constant use of physical features and characteristics that have contributed to creating a misleading image of the Jews and encouraged anti-Semitism.

  7. Do (invisível ao risível: o negro e a "raça nacional" na criação caricatural da Primeira República

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    Silvia Capanema Almeida

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available A partir de caricaturas e de textos de humor publicados nas revistas ilustradas cariocas na Primeira República - sobretudo entre 1898 e 1918 -, o artigo analisa o lugar do negro e a reatualização da ideia de "raça nacional". Discute-se em que medida o humor é capaz de evidenciar mecanismos pouco visíveis, repercutindo o preconceito racial da época e revelando ao mesmo tempo a emergência de novas tradições culturais de origem africana e estratégias de resistência. À luz da historiografia recente sobre o período, demonstra-se como também no universo caricatural se tecia uma imagem da "raça brasileira" apoiada na mestiçagem. Essa busca de uma identidade brasileira mestiça é renovada no contexto da Primeira Guerra Mundial, quando os caricaturistas insistem na representação da decadência dos países tidos como civilizados e se interrogam sobre o lugar do Brasil no mundo.

  8. 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…

  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. « C’est eux contre nous » ou « Qui a peur de qui ? » : la rhétorique post-11 septembre de l’administration américaine vue par la caricature de presse

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    Dominique CADINOT

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Dans les mois qui suivent les attentats du 11 septembre 2001, face aux douleurs encore vives et à la phobie anti-terroriste qui gagne du terrain, rares sont ceux qui s’interrogent sur le caractère liberticide de l’arsenal juridique mis en place par l’administration Bush. Encore plus rares sont les observateurs qui choisissent de jouer la carte de l’humour et de la dérision. Pourtant, en dépit du contexte, le 15 décembre 2001, soit trois mois après les attentats, le quotidien d’Atlanta en Géorgie, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, fait paraître un dessin humoristique de Mike Luckovich caricaturant la politique du ministre de la justice John Ashcroft. De prime abord, l’auteur de la caricature dénonce la diabolisation de l’ennemi interne que forme alors la communauté américaine de culture arabe ou islamique. Dans son dessin, Luckovich met en effet clairement en cause la pratique du profilage racial et le caractère artificiel de la division dichotomique mise en avant par l’administration fédérale. Cependant, le choix de caricaturer John Ashcroft, représentant notoire de la droite religieuse, nous porte à croire que c’est en fait la délicate problématique des relations entre pouvoir et religion qui est au cœur du message adressé par l’auteur.Le dessin humoristique constituant un instrument de lecture privilégié d’une époque, cette analyse sera l’occasion de mettre en évidence les sentiments d’une catégorie d’Américains qui, dans les mois ayant suivi la réaction des agences fédérales, se sont opposés aux manœuvres visant à réduire le patriotisme aux seules convictions religieuses.In the months following the September 11 attacks on New York and Washington when the anti-terrorist phobia was at its peak, very few Americans dared voice criticism of the Bush administration’s assault on civil liberties. Even fewer commentators dared to use humor in dealing with the tragedy. However, despite the

  11. Economic man as model man: Ideal types, idealization and caricatures

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    Morgan, M.S.

    2006-01-01

    Economics revolves around a central character: "economic man." As historians, we are all familiar with various episodes in the history of this character, and we appreciate his ever-changing aspect even while many of our colleagues in economics think the rational economic agent of neoclassical

  12. 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.

  13. 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)

  14. Journalism, Caricature and Satirical Drawings in Early Picasso (1891–1895: The Awakening of Pablo Ruiz’s Critical Consciousness

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    X. Antón Castro

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    Full Text Available In Pablo Picasso’s formative period in A Coruña (1891–1895, where he was born as an artist, the child and pre-adolescent who at that time signed himself as Pablo Ruiz, already knowing he was a genius, pursued an intense programme of creative activity while devoting himself to drawing and painting. Making use of his facility for reproducing the world around him in images, he also proved to be an incipient devotee of journalism as an instrument of communication and social awareness, a satirical draughtsman and caricaturist, seeking to give his version of events, in line with the magazines and newspapers of the period, and displaying a critical ability unusual in a child, a committed gaze, not devoid of humour and sarcasm, which prefigures the later Picasso with his progressive views, acute intelligence, meta-ironic approach and support for great causes.

  15. [Caricatures of aging in German newspapers and magazine cartoons. Historical comparison between the 1960s and the present].

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    2014-06-01

    The focus of this study was the collective images of aging that were unconsciously used despite rationally led social discourse on aging. Hypothesized was that despite changes in aging over the last 50 years these images went unaltered and thereby negative stereotypes of previous generations were maintained. In an effort to verify this hypothesis images of aging in cartoons were empirically examined, a first in the field of German language. Using a social scientific operationalization of age stereotypes and culturally historical topoi as a basis, a content analysis was conducted on 2,546 cartoons (with 8,882 characters) from the years 1960-1964 and 2007. In general both young and old age are equally encoded with negative connotations by deficient characteristics and acknowledged stereotypes partially significantly more often in the cartoons from 2007 than from 1960-1964. The last 50 years have seen no substantial changes in the images of aging as depicted by magazine and newspaper cartoons. Humor requires more frequent analysis as it often unconsciously reveals socially unacceptable images of aging, even those embedded in science.

  16. Nom de Nom, descends de ton trône ! L’onomastique au service de la caricature dans Parodia de tronos de José Fonollosa

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    Sonia Fournet-Pérot

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    Full Text Available El éxito internacional de la serie Juego de Tronos —adaptación televisiva de las novelas de George R. R. Martin— inspiró en 2015 a José Fonollosa la elaboración de un cómic paródico titulado Parodia de Tronos. El autor va caricaturizando a los personajes con fines sobre todo humorísticos pero también, a veces, críticos sintetizándolos mediante un par de palabras relevantes. La originalidad de nuestro análisis es realzar que, aunque en el universo del cómic la parodia se manifieste por las imágenes, el texto en sí es capaz de traducir la voluntad paródica, en particular a través de la onomástica, juiciosamente maltratada por Fonollosa.

  17. Nom de Nom, descends de ton trône ! L’onomastique au service de la caricature dans Parodia de tronos de José Fonollosa

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    Sonia Fournet-Pérot

    2017-01-01

    El éxito internacional de la serie Juego de Tronos —adaptación televisiva de las novelas de George R. R. Martin— inspiró en 2015 a José Fonollosa la elaboración de un cómic paródico titulado Parodia de Tronos. El autor va caricaturizando a los personajes con fines sobre todo humorísticos pero también, a veces, críticos sintetizándolos mediante un par de palabras relevantes. La originalidad de nuestro análisis es realzar que, aunque en el universo del cómic la parodia se manifieste por las imá...

  18. Image de l'Afrique à travers les dessins d'actualité dans Jeune Afrique (2000-2010) : approche sémio-rhétorique

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    Kyalo , Nuru Koki

    2015-01-01

    A caricature is a drawing which belongs to the journalistic genre of comments functioning as a visual editorial. However, as a semiotic object, it has never received the analytical attention it deserves. The thesis that we are defending supports the idea that caricatures use a particular visual language distinct from other images to relay their message. To illustrate our thesis, we used caricatures published between 2000 and 2010 in the news magazine Jeune Afrique. We started from the hypothe...

  19. Exorcisté: Zdeněk Kratochvíl a Bohumil Kubišta

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    Winter, Tomáš

    -, č. 14 (2007), s. 43-48 ISSN 1214-4460 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z80330511 Keywords : exorcism * caricature * Czech art of 20th century Subject RIV: AL - Art , Architecture, Cultural Heritage

  20. The Image of the Engineer in the Popular Imagination, 1880-1980.

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    Vaughan, David K.

    1990-01-01

    Discussed is the image of the engineer as seen through popular fiction and film. The effects of these recent comic cultural caricaturization images of engineers upon young men and women making career choices are described. (KR)

  1. Humor discursive iconographic genres in the newspaper O Pasquim: a window for the freedom of expression

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    Petrini, Paulo; Universidade Estadual de Londrina

    2013-01-01

    This study analyses a sample of humor discursive iconographic genres, represented by the caricature, by the political caricature and by the cartoon, published in the newspaper O Pasquim. The aim was to understand how the publication was able to capture the spirit of the time (zeitgeist) during the civil-military dictatorship of the 1970s, looking at the cognitive processes of development of the collective imagination and, above all, how was it able to express the critical opinions towards the...

  2. KRITIK SOSIAL POLITIK DALAM KARIKATUR (Analisis Semiotik Karikatur Clekit “Program 100 Hari Jokowi” pada Surat Kabar Jawa Pos Edisi Oktober-Januari 2015

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    Nurul Itiqomah

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    Full Text Available The purpose of this research is to knowing the meaning of social politic criticism message that caricaturist and criticism image in his creation caricatural at Jawa Pos news paper at October until January 2015.This research used a descriptive kualitative research method, with primary data that collect from documentation, whereas the secondary data collect from literature and jurnal that was relevant with this research objek. The gathered data will be analyse by C.S Pierce semiotic theory that more focused to the Object level that fine sign on Icon, Index, Symbol. Analyse data served in naratif realism text.The result of the research showing that criticism image with caricature 100 Days Jokowi’s government defined with criticism message about Jokowi’s decision through all they talking with implicit meaning from Clekit caricature icon that is a man with a white cap who comented to every event that happen, not any more images of Jokowi’s caricature an figure rulers.Keyword: Social Politic Critism , Caricature, Semiotic.

  3. GIVING YOURSELF A GOOD BEATING: APPRAISAL, ATTRIBUTION, RUMINATION, AND COUNTERFACTUAL THINKING

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    Katie Dray

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    Full Text Available How individuals respond to adversity is one component of mental toughness and athletes may manage the adversity of a defeat in very different ways. In this article we focus on four types of cognition (appraisal, attribution, counterfactual thinking, and rumination that athletes may exhibit in the immediate aftermath of a competitive defeat. In particular we define each of these terms and present a "caricature" of each of the respective literatures, focussing on the prevailing trends and substantive findings. These caricatures assist in the identification of several areas in which literature on athletes' retrospective cognition about defeat may be advanced. We use combat sports as a vehicle to illustrate our propositions

  4. For Example? A Philosophical Case Study of Some Problems When Abstract Educational Theory Ignores Concrete Practice

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    Golding, Clinton

    2017-01-01

    In Philosophy of Education we frequently argue for or against different educational theories. Yet, as I illustrate in this analysis of two articles, in order to maintain the abstract theoretical distinctions, we are liable to ignore the concrete details of practice, caricature the theories we reject and make false distinctions. The two articles…

  5. 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.

  6. Geek or Chic? Emerging Stereotypes of Online Gamers

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    Kowert, Rachel; Griffiths, Mark D.; Oldmeadow, Julian A.

    2012-01-01

    The present study sought to examine the extent to which the cultural portrayal of online gamers, often in comical, caricatured, or sensational forms, has become transformed into sets of cognitive associations between the category and traits. A total of 342 participants completed an online survey in which they rated how applicable each of a list of…

  7. František Kupka - malíř mezi kanóny

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    Pravdová, A.; Winter, Tomáš

    2012-01-01

    Roč. 34, č. 10 (2012), s. 32-35 ISSN 0418-5129 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z80330511 Keywords : Czech fine art of 20th century * caricature * propaganda Subject RIV: AL - Art, Architecture, Cultural Heritage

  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. Media representations of Zimbabwean women migrants

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    The article draws on 575 randomly selected articles from the South African Media database to explore the representation of Zimbabwean women migrants. Using critical discourse analysis (CDA), the article shows that some of the dominant construction types depict a picture of caricatured, stereotypical and stigmatised ...

  10. Contextualizing Trump: Education for Communism

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    Malott, Curry

    2017-01-01

    In this article, Dr. Malott challenges the conclusion that the primary factor that led to Trump's victory in the 2016 United States presidential election was the racism of poor whites. Rejecting this position for its capitulation to bourgeois caricatures of segments of the working class, Malott points to the fall of communism for a more…

  11. 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…

  12. Objects of English Colonial Discourse: The Irish and Native Americans

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    Harding, David

    2005-01-01

    Upon embarking on the colonial project of the First British Empire, it was necessary to develop a discourse of empire. This discourse served the purpose of legitimizing imperial conquest by demonizing peoples targeted for colonization. The demonization was accomplished by caricaturing colonized...

  13. 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…

  14. 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......" (incarnation and justification), all led by grace....

  15. 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

  16. An analysis of the status of the secondary noun prefixes in Ndebele ...

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    The article probes into the nature of secondary noun class prefixes in the morphology of some Nguni languages and Ndebele in particular. The secondary prefixes are known as commentary prefixes mainly because they carry overtones of sarcasm, criticism and caricature among other elements, through loading an implied ...

  17. Drawing Attention with Chemistry Cartoons

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    Roesky, Herbert W.; Kennepohl, Dietmar

    2008-01-01

    Cartoons are part of a much larger effort by chemical educators to introduce activities to enhance learning and student participation. There are a variety of cartoon types used in teaching that have been evaluated and discussed within the chemical education community including caricatures, comics, and concept cartoons. This article focuses on the…

  18. Facing Facts: Can the Face-Name Mnemonic Strategy Accommodate Additional Factual Information?

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    Carney, Russell N.; Levin, Joel R.

    2012-01-01

    In 3 experiments, undergraduates used their own best method (control) or an "imposed" face-name mnemonic strategy to associate 18 caricatured faces, names, and additional facts. On all immediate tests (prompted by the faces), and on the delayed tests of Experiments 2a and 2b combined, mnemonic students statistically outperformed control students…

  19. 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…

  20. Joris Karl Huysmans jako kritik umění a jeho pražské odezvy

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    Tomáš Kolich

    2017-09-01

    Generally speaking, Huysmans’s reviews were widely read in the Czech Lands, although their selection was limited. Czech art periodicals found his reviews interesting for his daring style and a broad range of themes, which also included little-known artists, caricatures and posters.

  1. Zombie Trouble: A Propaedeutic On Ideological Subjectification and the Unconscious

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    Gunn, Joshua; Treat, Shaun

    2005-01-01

    In order to help frame a current theoretical impasse, in this essay we forward the figure of the zombie in Western cinema as an allegory for the reception of the concept of ideology by communication scholars. After noting parallels between (a) an early academic caricature of ideology and the laboring zombie, and (b) the subject of ideological…

  2. 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...

  3. Translations on Eastern Europe, Political, Sociological, and Military Affairs, Number 1375

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    1977-04-06

    Scholar’s Article, by Hans Koch Family Relationship Changes in Socialist Society Analyzed (Anita Grandke; EINHEIT, Feb 77) 85 Growing Rapprochement...p 315; V. I. Lenin, "About a Caricature of Marxism," "Werke," Vol 23, Dietz publishing house, Berlin, 1968, p 34. 12. H. Kelsen , in "Die Wiener...ideologist Prof Hans Koch seeks to justify the increased ideological pressure the SED has been putting on GDR writers. He calls for rigorous

  4. '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

    2013-01-01

    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 port...

  5. Eye–hand strategies in copying complex lines

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    Tchalenko, John; Chris Miall, R.

    2009-01-01

    Eye movements and eye?hand interactions have been recorded for 10 beginner art students copying complex lines representing outlines of caricature heads seen in profile. Four copying conditions mimicking real-world drawing situations were tested: Direct copying where the original and copy were placed side by side, Direct Blind copying where the subject could not see the drawing hand and copy, Memory copying where the original was first memorized for drawing and subsequently hidden before drawi...

  6. Cognitive dimensions of predator responses to imperfect mimicry

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    Chittka, L; Osorio, D

    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...

  7. The Dialectic of Faith and Reason in Cornelio Fabro’s Reading of Kierkegaard’s Theology

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    Furnal, Joshua

    2017-01-01

    This essay explores the impact of Søren Kierkegaard upon the important Italian Thomist, Cornelio Fabro. Fabro rejected the caricature of Kierkegaard as an “irrationalist” and placed him firmly in the Christian tradition. By highlighting the influence of Kierkegaard upon a Thomist like Fabro, the relevance of Fabro’s own thought is opened up for more contemporary debates in theology regarding the enduring legacies of German idealism, existentialism, and atheism. PMID:29081547

  8. The Dialectic of Faith and Reason in Cornelio Fabro's Reading of Kierkegaard's Theology.

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    Furnal, Joshua

    2017-09-01

    This essay explores the impact of Søren Kierkegaard upon the important Italian Thomist, Cornelio Fabro. Fabro rejected the caricature of Kierkegaard as an "irrationalist" and placed him firmly in the Christian tradition. By highlighting the influence of Kierkegaard upon a Thomist like Fabro, the relevance of Fabro's own thought is opened up for more contemporary debates in theology regarding the enduring legacies of German idealism, existentialism, and atheism.

  9. Opportunities Seized and Squandered: An Analysis of Joint Union and Confederate Operations at New Madrid and Island Number Ten

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    lack of offensive initiative, caricaturing it in an editorial with a snake around the South, giving birth to the name Anaconda Plan.5 This was an...miles south of Cairo, and after intelligence of the Confederates moving on Paducah, Kentucky. Grant overnight moved two regiments of volunteers over...for more than ten hours if Pope managed to land his force at Madrid Bend or Tiptonville.184 It was an intelligent and emotionless assessment that

  10. 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...

  11. The Absent Presence of the Parental Generation: Incest and the Ordering of Experience in The Sound and The Fury

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    as failed women, both in motherhood and as representa- tives of the Southern lady. Since the publication of the novel, critics have taken 30 positions...the Southern lady. As both a caricature of and spokesperson for the myth , Caroline makes it perfect- ly clear "that there is no halfway ground that a...woman is either a lady or not . . ." (SF, 127). While speaking the rhetoric of the myth , however, she lacks the defining support and warmth for her

  12. Architecture as a Diplomatic Tool: A Proposal for the New American Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq

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    2006-04-01

    values as the art, literature and exhibitions the building sheltered inside. Additionally, the modern American architecture of post-World War II...design, he caricaturized British Perpendicular Gothic architecture in an abstracted form stretching across the entire front of the building. Jose...1948), 22 USC 1431, 27 Jan. 1948. 55 democratic values through film, literature , art, exhibitions and radio broadcasts.87 It seems natural

  13. Systemic risk: the dynamics of model banking systems.

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    May, Robert M; Arinaminpathy, Nimalan

    2010-05-06

    The recent banking crises have made it clear that increasingly complex strategies for managing risk in individual banks have not been matched by corresponding attention to overall systemic risks. We explore some simple mathematical caricatures for 'banking ecosystems', with emphasis on the interplay between the characteristics of individual banks (capital reserves in relation to total assets, etc.) and the overall dynamical behaviour of the system. The results are discussed in relation to potential regulations aimed at reducing systemic risk.

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

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    Md. Mahmudul Hasan

    2012-01-01

    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 peo...

  15. The State of Western Research on Soviet Military Strategy and Policy.

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    1984-10-01

    34 Ritz - Carlton theory," which speculates about the sort of caricature untutored Soviet analysts 41 might form of the American "threat" were they to be...notion, it may warrant reexamination in coming years as the Soviets strive to diversify their employment concepts and allow room for greater adaptability...34 It was completed as a concept development effort under the Project AIR FORCE National Security Strategies Program. With modest revisions, it will

  16. The use of stories and cartoons for teaching systemic dynamic ideas in children's and business arena

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    SAMUEL PRIETO MEJÍA

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available This report pretend to jut out jut out the works that are doing several North American authors (principally Linda Booth Sweeney and David Hutchen, for treat of give Dynamic Systemic to the Childs’ and the managerial public with the use of stories and caricature. The teaching of the concepts and ideas’ transmition since a lot time are doing easier with the use of metaphor, parable or stories, this due that whit this tools, the persons aren’t felling attacking, It’s bigger remembering and the vocabulary that is used it isn’t large that to do its understanding faster and its reach to a big public. Childs’ literature have stories that can being used to transmit dynamics systemic way to the children how to explain “Linda Booth Sweeney” in her book “When a Butterfly Sneezes”, where she shows twelve (12 north american stories that are using how tool to transmit Dynamics Systemic ideas in a simple way. Other important authors that used stories supporting by caricatures to transmit Dynamic systemic ideas and the organizational learning in the managerial ambit, is David Hutchens, who has published recently “Learning Fables Series”, five illustrated book and other tools using like transparency, pocked book that are using as help to assessor and lecturer. Finally, we try motivatd the use of stories and caricature tools to transmit Dynamic System ideas in spanish 

  17. [Images of nursing mothers in France, 18th and 19th centuries].

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    Morel, Marie-France

    2010-01-01

    As they became more widely adopted in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century France, wet-nursing and wet-nurses appeared prominently in the iconography of the time. Such images turned negative as criticism against “mercenary breast-feeding” mounted. Over the nineteenth century in particular, wet-nurses were heavily featured in press caricatures: they were being mocked while described as simple-minded, dumb, greedy creatures, with proclivities ranging from a taste for garish attire, to sexual appetites fuelling trysts in public gardens with soldiers on leave. A representative sample of such images will be selected to highlight the codes and values underpinning this mockery.

  18. « Don’t Mention the War ! » : La vie culturelle à Dublin pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale

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    Slaby, Alexandra

    2009-01-01

    The neutrality which led Ireland to hide the atrocities of World War II from its population still causes embarrassment to the country to this day. Nevertheless, a new perception of this thorny issue seems to be emerging thanks to a new musical which came out in 2004 caricaturing in a comical way an Ireland collaborating with the Nazis. This event calls for a re-examination of the pro-neutrality propaganda policy especially in the area of representation. Cultural life in Dublin during World Wa...

  19. The right-wing also laughs. Graphic humor in the magazine El Caudillo de la Tercera Posición

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    Juan Luis Besoky

    2016-01-01

    This paper presents a study of graphic humor in the Peronist magazine El Caudillo de la Tercera Posición. This magazine was published between 1973 and 1975 as a weekly political news publication and it became a flagship vehicle of the right-wing Peronism. It fought and denounced the ‘infiltration’ of the left-wing. Since the early issues it included a continuous humor section with caricatures and comic strips. By analyzing the humor section, it is possible to grasp the political culture of th...

  20. Iodine nutrition and risk of thyroid irradiation from nuclear accidents

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    1990-01-01

    The objectives of this paper are to discuss the following aspects of physiopathology of iodine nutrition related to thyroid irradiation by nuclear accidents: (1) The cycle of iodine in nature, the dietary sources of iodine and the recommended dietary allowances for iodine. (2) The anomalies of thyroid metabolism induced by iodine deficiency. The caricatural situation as seen in endemic goitre will be used as mode. (3) The specific paediatric aspects of adaptation to iodine deficiency. (4) The present status of iodine nutrition in Europe. (author)

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Die Corpus Christianum in die Middeleeue

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    1996-12-01

    Full Text Available The Corpus Christianum in the Middle Ages. The origin and development of the idea of Christianity as a single society in the Roman Empire under the leadership of the state or emperor and the Church or pope is investigated. The idea developed differently in the East and the West. In the East it developed into Caeseropapismand in the West, although linked to a notion of theocracy, it developed into eccesiocracy or papalcracy: both being caricatures.

  4. [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.

  5. 2d Model Field Theories at Finite Temperature and Density

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    Schoen, Verena; Thies, Michael

    2000-01-01

    In certain 1+1 dimensional field theoretic toy models, one can go all the way from microscopic quarks via the hadron spectrum to the properties of hot and dense baryonic matter in an essentially analytic way. This "miracle" is illustrated through case studies of two popular large N models, the Gross-Neveu and the 't Hooft model - caricatures of the Nambu-Jona-Lasinio model and real QCD, respectively. The main emphasis will be on aspects related to spontaneous symmetry breaking (discrete or co...

  6. From Brain-Environment Connections to Temporal Dynamics and Social Interaction: Principles of Human Brain Function.

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    Hari, Riitta

    2017-06-07

    Experimental data about brain function accumulate faster than does our understanding of how the brain works. To tackle some general principles at the grain level of behavior, I start from the omnipresent brain-environment connection that forces regularities of the physical world to shape the brain. Based on top-down processing, added by sparse sensory information, people are able to form individual "caricature worlds," which are similar enough to be shared among other people and which allow quick and purposeful reactions to abrupt changes. Temporal dynamics and social interaction in natural environments serve as further essential organizing principles of human brain function. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  7. Flashed face distortion effect: grotesque faces from relative spaces.

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    Tangen, Jason M; Murphy, Sean C; Thompson, Matthew B

    2011-01-01

    We describe a novel face distortion effect resulting from the fast-paced presentation of eye-aligned faces. When cycling through the faces on a computer screen, each face seems to become a caricature of itself and some faces appear highly deformed, even grotesque. The degree of distortion is greatest for faces that deviate from the others in the set on a particular dimension (eg if a person has a large forehead, it looks particularly large). This new method of image presentation, based on alignment and speed, could provide a useful tool for investigating contrastive distortion effects and face adaptation.

  8. 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.

  9. GLEBUS SAINCIUC’S PAPIER-MÂCHÉ PORTRAIT MASKS

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    MARIAN ANA

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available The portrait masks created by Glebus Sainciuc (1919-2012 portray painters, sculptors, musicians, writers, actors, playwrights,filmmakers etc., and they are a proof of the fact that the individual contribution of these persons to the artistic development of our country has not been forgotten. Morphologically, the papier-mâché portrait masks of master Glebus Sainciuc are situated at the limit of painting, graphic drawing and sculpture; the masks were created by the master using the papier-mâché techniques. We should mention that the author’s predilection for the fauvist and naïve techniques in portrait representation, together with the style of his caricatures and small size drawings, infl uenced the caricatures style of his masks. The first portrait masks were created by Glebus Sainciuc in 1957, and by the end of his artistic activity his collection consisted of 350 masks – all depicting different persons, but all sharing the same portrait techniques and showing the inner charm of these persons.

  10. Giving yourself a good beating: appraisal, attribution, rumination, and counterfactual thinking.

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    Uphill, Mark A; Dray, Katie

    2009-11-01

    How individuals respond to adversity is one component of mental toughness and athletes may manage the adversity of a defeat in very different ways. In this article we focus on four types of cognition (appraisal, attribution, counterfactual thinking, and rumination) that athletes may exhibit in the immediate aftermath of a competitive defeat. In particular we define each of these terms and present a "caricature "of each of the respective literatures, focussing on the prevailing trends and substantive findings. These caricatures assist in the identification of several areas in which literature on athletes' retrospective cognition about defeat may be advanced. We use combat sports as a vehicle to illustrate our propositions. Key PointsPlease provide 3-5 bullet points of the paper.Little is known about how athletes psychologically manage adversity, a key component of mental toughness.There is a great deal of conceptual overlap between four types of retrospective cognition (appraisal, attribution, rumination and counterfactual thinking) athletes may exhibit after defeat.Rather than continue of examine these retrospective cognitions in isolation, there appears to be value in consideration of these constructs collectively to enhance theoretical parsimony.

  11. Object name learning and object perception: a deficit in late talkers.

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    Jones, Susan S; Smith, Linda B

    2005-02-01

    Two experiments examined the relation between early object name learning and the ability to represent objects by their abstract shapes. In Experiment 1, two-year-old children with productive vocabularies in the bottom 20th percentile--'late talkers'--were compared with (1) same-age children with larger vocabularies, and (2) younger children matched for productive vocabulary, on their ability to recognize named common objects. Object categories were represented two ways: by lifelike, perceptually rich toys, and by grey caricatures of those objects' abstract shapes. All 3 groups recognized lifelike objects equally well. Both typically-developing control groups were better than late talkers at recognizing shape caricatures of objects whose names they knew. In Experiment 2, late talkers and age-matched controls identified named objects represented by lifelike toys and by duplicates of those toys covered in grey textured paint. Age-matched controls knew more of the object names overall, but both they and the late talkers performed equally well on both kinds of test objects. Thus, late talkers had some difficulty in Experiment 1 recognizing objects from abstract shape cues, but no difficulty in Experiment 2 when the shape cues were realistic. The findings imply a relation between the growth of productive vocabulary and the emergence of the ability to represent object categories by abstract shape.

  12. 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......, 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......, 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...

  13. (No Laughing Matter: Modernism and Xavier Nogués’ Cartoons

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    Farré Torras, Begoña

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available This paper discusses the notion of modernism by relating it to three artistic movements – Modernisme, Noucentisme and the Avant-garde – which developed in Catalonia between the 1880s and the early 1920s. From a common commitment to modernity these three movements produced, nonetheless, widely different aesthetic proposals. Notwithstanding their differences, this paper identifies common features in their artistic practices in order to contribute to the ongoing critical review of modernism. Thus, rather than a self-referential, medium-specific quest with abstraction as a natural endpoint, modernism is presented here as an open, interrogative artistic practice engaged in a debate in pursuit of ‘the modern’. This understanding of modernism is then tested against the case of Xavier Nogués, an artist associated with Noucentisme, and his contribution to the artistic debate of his time through the necessarily figurative language of caricature.

  14. « Don’t Mention the War ! » : La vie culturelle à Dublin pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale “Don’t Mention the War!” : Cultural Life in Dublin during World War II

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    Alexandra Slaby

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    Full Text Available The neutrality which led Ireland to hide the atrocities of World War II from its population still causes embarrassment to the country to this day. Nevertheless, a new perception of this thorny issue seems to be emerging thanks to a new musical which came out in 2004 caricaturing in a comical way an Ireland collaborating with the Nazis. This event calls for a re-examination of the pro-neutrality propaganda policy especially in the area of representation. Cultural life in Dublin during World War II is often described as being drab, stifled by the censorship of all material directly or indirectly concerning the belligerents. In fact, this period is a watershed towards the modern assimilation of foreign influences, notably in the area of the visual and performing arts.

  15. 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.

  16. The Margins of Medieval Manuscripts

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    Nataša Kavčič

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Shortly after the mid-thirteenth century, various images began to fill the margins in both religious and secular texts. Many factors influenced the emergence of this type of manuscript decoration, but it has generally been attributed to the revived interest in nature and the Gothic inclination for humorous and anecdotic detail. After highlighting other possible reasons for the occurrence of marginal illumination, this paper introduces two manuscripts from the Archiepiscopal Archives in Ljubljana. The manuscripts show numerous facial drawings affixed to some of the letters. This article addresses how to interpret such drawings and stresses that they do not necessarily function as symbolic images or images with any specific didactic value. Quite the opposite, these drawings seem not to have any meaning and are oft en merely indications of an illuminator’s sense of humor. Because of their exaggerated facial expressions, these drawings could be perceived as the true predecessors of modern caricature.

  17. The relationship between the state and humanistic sciences in Serbia at the beginning of the 21st century. Citation metrics as an attempted murder of Serbian anthropology

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    Ivan Kovačević

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    Full Text Available In Serbia, the influence of the society on humanistic sciences is mainly perpetrated through state funding of scientific projects. Such funding currently involves valuation of the results of a scientific work by applying citation metrics methods, which are not acknowledged in Europe. Citation metrics in the USA, where it was created, lead to caricature forms of scientific products, composed of several pages of text and a great number of cited (quoted titles. Citation metrical-citation manic procedure can lead to the elimination of the domestic humanistic sciences and the implementation of third rate quoteres, who, along with hollow articles filled with mutually intertwined citations, fulfill requirements, unconsciously(? set by the authorized Ministry and University.

  18. To the Spanish Young People: Don Quixote Dreyfussard

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    Virginia Ramírez Martín

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    Full Text Available In 1898, Spanish press take up part of its pages with a relevant international issue: the Dreyfus affair. The case was widely covered by Spanish newspapers, in special by Don Quijote, a Madrilenian satiric press, whose Director promoted a campaign in favour of Zola collecting signatures in order to the French litterateur was aware that Spain was close to him. This initiative is completed with a call to Spanish young people who is illustrated with a quixotic caricature. Cervantine character personifies the idea of justice getting to transmit during the Spanish crisis at the end of the nineteenth century the image of the nobleman forged by Spanish stereotypical, like a crusader fighting for a noble cause, thus turning Don Quixote into another dreyfussard.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  1. A New Design Approach to game or play based learning

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    Larsen, Lasse Juel

    Abstract: The present paper proposes a new design perspective for game based learning. The general idea is to abandon the long and sought after dream of designing a closed learning system, where students from elementary school to high school without teachers’ interference could learn whatever...... subject they wanted sitting in front of a computer. This dream is a caricature I know, but it still lurks in the background whenever we speak, read or write about learning with computer games. The entire field of learning with games is called serious games since they profoundly find themselves...... on collision course with of-the-shelf-commercial entertainment games. This paper wants to promote two different yet interconnected ideas. The first aims at describing a different design perspective for game based learning which in many ways will provoke not only the above mentioned latent dream of a closed...

  2. A New Design Approach to Game-Based learning

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    Larsen, Lasse Juel

    2012-01-01

    they wanted while sitting in front of a computer. This describes a caricature, I know, but it still lurks in the background whenever we speak of, read or write about learning with computer games. The entire field of learning with games is called ‘serious games’, since they find themselves on a direct...... collision course with off-the-shelf, commercial entertainment games. This paper promotes two different yet interconnected ideas. The first aims to describe a new design perspective for game-based learning, which in many ways not only will provoke the abovementioned latent dream of a closed game...... to ground the student’s reason to learn. This paper proposes a different approach: using visualisation in immersive 3D worlds as both documentation of learning progress and as a reward system which motivates further learning. The overall design idea is to build a game based learning system from three...

  3. Context and scale: Distinctions for improving debates about physician "rationing".

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    Tilburt, Jon C; Sulmasy, Daniel P

    2017-08-29

    Important discussions about limiting care based on professional judgment often devolve into heated debates over the place of physicians in bedside rationing. Politics, loaded rhetoric, and ideological caricature from both sides of the rationing debate obscure precise points of disagreement and consensus, and hinder critical dialogue around the obligations and boundaries of professional practice. We propose a way forward by reframing the rationing conversation, distinguishing between the scale of the decision (macro vs. micro) and its context (ordinary allocation vs. extraordinary re-allocation) avoiding the word "rationing." We propose to shift the terminology, using specific, descriptive words to defuse conflict and re-focus the debate towards substantive issues. These distinctions can clarify the real ethical differences at stake and facilitate a more constructive conversation about the clinical and social responsibilities of physicians to use resources ethically at the bedside and their role in allocating medical resources at a societal level.

  4. In search of a stem cell hierarchy in the human breast and its relevance to breast cancer evolution

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    Villadsen, René

    2005-01-01

    of the concept of tumors as caricatures of tissue renewal. Thus, recent molecular classification of breast cancer based on genome wide expression analysis operates with different subtypes with specific reference to the normal luminal epithelial and myoepithelial/basal lineages in the breast. Apparently some...... tumors are lineage restricted and others differentiate more broadly as if they have preserved some stem-like properties. This holds promise for the existence of a stem cell hierarchy, the understanding of which may prove to be instrumental in further dissecting the histogenesis of breast cancer evolution....... Most attention has been devoted to the question of different cellular origins of cancer subtypes and different susceptibilities of possible stem cells to gain or loss of oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes, respectively. Invaluable progress has been made over the past two decades in culture technology...

  5. Quand Bonaparte était déjà Napoléon : aux sources de l’image caricaturale de Napoléon en Grande-Bretagne

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    Dupuy, Pascal

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    Napoléon Bonaparte, dès son apparition sur la scène politique et militaire de la Révolution, a suscité du côté des caricaturistes britanniques un intérêt amusé. Il put, dans un premier temps, incarner divers personnages, ses traits n’étant pas définitivement fixés. Il faudra attendre l’année 1803 pour que sa figure se fige et s’impose à travers quelques caractères distinctifs qui vont ensuite l’accompagner durant sa carrière dans la caricature anglaise. Il associera à partir de cette date les...

  6. ‘No, Thank You, Mr Stork!’: Voluntary Childlessness in Weimar and Contemporary Germany

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    Christina Benninghaus

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Voluntary childlessness is often perceived as a contemporary phenomenon. This article traces its history by looking at demographic data and visual representations of childlessness from the 1920s and 1930s. At that time, childlessness was on the rise among Germany's young urban couples – a development that inspired concern and controversy. Caricatures, films, plays and other representations testify to the growing fascination with childlessness. Even images used in population propaganda appear as strangely ambivalent. While they were intended to criticise childlessness, they also insinuate the pleasures of a child-free existence. These, however, were time-specific. As comparisons with more recent images show that the "value of childlessness" as invoked by visual representations has shifted significantly.

  7. Christian Delporte, Image et politique en France au XXe siècle

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    2013-01-01

    Dans cet ouvrage, l’auteur revient sur le rôle de l’image en tant qu’outil de communication mais aussi comme instrument de persuasion et de manipulation politique. Il s’agit d’une réflexion approfondie sur les fonctions politiques des documents visuels (image télévisuelle, cinéma, photographie, dessin et caricature etc.) dans leur évolution à travers le xxe siècle. Une évolution du traitement et du rôle de l’image parallèle aux progrès techniques et technologiques de la société. L’image conna...

  8. Review: Siegfried Jäger & Dirk Halm (Eds. (2007. Mediale Barrieren? Rassismus als Integrationshindernis [Media Barriers? Racism as a Means Against Integration

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    Ruth Wodak

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available This volume is an important contribution to the big debates about on-going social change in our societies: The topics of integration, multiculturalism, security and freedom of press are touched upon. More specifically, the analysis focuses on the implications of, and the reporting on, the "caricature-debate" 2005/6. Commonly used, mostly negative stereotypes and frames regarding Muslims are detected; moreover, the genesis of "enemy images" is made explicit through detailed discourse analysis. In sum: alternative discourses have to be created which deconstruct the "binary reductionism". Hence, other opinions, voices and positions should find access to the media and become visible. URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs0801224

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

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    Clément Courteau

    2015-12-01

    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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. Brachistochrone approach to the relaxation dynamics of complex hierarchical systems

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    Appignanesi, Gustavo A.

    1999-10-01

    We investigate the structure and the relaxation dynamics of complex hierarchical systems from a variational point of view. First, an additional argument for the use of the ultrametric caricature to describe disordered systems is provided. Focusing on ultrametric models, we show that two relevant dynamical limit behaviors of such models, the limit of convergence of the dynamics and the transition from compact to noncompact exploration, are in fact realizations of brachistochrone relaxation pathways. In turn, by making use of a rugged model whose conformation space topology deviates from ultrametricity under selective controllable conditions, we show that while the exponent of the resulting relaxation law behaves as ruggedness-dependent, its functional form is robust with respect to the introduction of ruggedness. Finally, within this rugged context, the relaxation dynamics of the two above-mentioned limit behaviors are shown to correspond to characteristic relaxation laws: Debye-Kohlrausch and power decay, respectively.

  13. 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.

  14. OS BRASILEIROS E O BRASIL DE AQUILINO: O MINEIRO CARIOCA E OS OUTROS

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    Francisco Topa (Univ. Porto

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available O artigo estuda a representação do brasileiro – o português que emigrou para o Brasil e regressa rico à terra natal – e do Brasil na obra de um dos grandes romancistas portugueses, Aquilino Ribeiro (1885-1963, mostrando como estamos já longe do estereótipo caricatural promovido por Camilo Castelo Branco e outros autores oitocentistas.PALAVRAS-CHAVE: Aquilino Ribeiro; brasileiro de torna-viagem; Brasil Abstract The article analyzes the representation of the brasileiro – the Portuguese who emigrated to Brazil and rich returns to his homeland – and Brazil in the work of one of the great Portuguese novelists, Aquilino Ribeiro (1885-1963, showing how we are past the cartoonish stereotype promoted by Camilo Castelo Branco and other nineteenth-century authors.KEYWORDS: Aquilino Ribeiro; brasileiro; Brazil

  15. 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.

  16. Die Entstehung des „Judenbildes“ in den Alltagsmedien des 19. Jahrhunderts The Formation of Antisemitic Sterotypes in Press-Media of the 19th Century

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    Ute Wrocklage

    2001-07-01

    Full Text Available In der zweiten Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts beginnen, Illustratoren und Zeichner von Bildwitzen und Karikaturen das stereotype und in der Folge antisemitische Bild vom Juden herauszubilden. Es findet schnell Eingang in die illustrierten Zeitschriften und Bilderbögen der Zeit. In diesen drei untersuchten Bildmedien kennzeichnen neben der Physiognomie diskriminierende Attribute den Juden als Typus. Dieser Entwicklung und der Herausbildung der Stereotype zum antisemitischen Judenbild geht die Arbeit nach.The stereotypes of Jews are developed in visual jokes and caricatures in the second half of 19th century. Immediately they were copied in illustrated magazines and picture-sheets of that period. Within these three visual mediums some attributes characterise the Jewish figure beside its physiognomy. The book follows the stereotypes’ development and formation into the anti-Semitic picture.

  17. Neutral delay equations from and for population dynamics

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    K. P. Hadeler

    2008-07-01

    Full Text Available For a certain class of neutral differential equations it is shown that these equations can serve as population models in the sense that they can be interpreted as special cases or caricatures of the standard Gurtin-MacCamy model for a population structured by age with birth and death rate depending on the total adult population. The delayed logistic equation does not belong to this class but the blowfly equation does. These neutral delay equations can be written as forward systems of an ordinary differential equation and a shift map. There are several quite distinct ways to perform the transformation to a system, either following a method of Hale or following more closely the renewal process. Similarly to the delayed logistic equation, the neutral equation (and the blowfly equation as a special case exhibit periodic solutions, although only for a restricted range of parameters.

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

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    Justine MARILLONNET

    2014-12-01

    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.

  19. МЕХАНІЗМИ МАСОВОГО НАРОДОВБИВСТВА: КОНСТРУЮВАННЯ «ОБРАЗУ ВОРОГА» В РАДЯНСЬКІЙ ПОЛІТИЧНІЙ КАРИКАТУРІ (друга половина 1929 — початок 1930 рр.

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    Л. В. Гриневич

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available This paper analyzes the features of construction «enemy image» in the Soviet political cartoons second half 1929 — beginning of 1930’s. Modern scientists are mostly unanimous in a mind that creation of propagandist «character of enemy» played an important role in legitimating of elimination of whole public layers by the Stalin mode. In Soviet Ukraine such practice in 1933 resulted in a genocide and scale humanitarian catastrophe Reasoned opinion about the deliberate construction of a caricature of enemy images «fist», «churchman» and «Petlyurivets» suggestion society views on the need to «clean» of these «carriers» hostile communist authorities traditions that created psychological background to the deployment of massive repression.

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

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    Md. Mahmudul Hasan

    2012-06-01

    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.

  1. Some Preliminary Notes on an Empirical Test of Freud’s Theory on Depression

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    Mattias eDesmet

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available A review of the literature indicates that empirical researchers have difficulty translating Freud’s theory on depression into appropriate research questions and hypotheses. In their attempt to do so, the level of complexity in Freud’s work is often lost. As a result, what is empirically tested is no more than a caricature of the original theory. To help researchers avoid such problems, this study presents a conceptual analysis of Freud’s theory of depression as it is presented in Mourning and Melancholia (Freud, 1917. In analyzing Freud’s theory on the etiology of depression, it is essential to differentiate between (1 an identification with the satisfying and frustrating aspects of the love object, (2 the inter- and an intrapersonal loss of the love object, and (3 conscious and unconscious dynamics. A schematic representation of the mechanism of depression is put forward and a research design by which this schema can be empirically investigated is outlined.

  2. 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.

  3. Seguindo Pierre Bourdieu no campo

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    Wacquant, Loïc

    2006-01-01

    Prestar atenção aos primeiros estudos de campo de Pierre Bourdieu, conduzidos concomitantemente na Argélia colonial e na sua aldeia natal no Béarn, no sudoeste francês, permite avaliar sua abordagem sociológica e seus resultados científicos numa nova chave interpretativa. Eles revelam as raízes etnográficas gêmeas da sua empresa teórica, dissolvem a figura caricatural do "teórico da reprodução", indiferente à mudança histórica, e afastam a ficção acadêmica do "teórico da prática". Mostram com...

  4. 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

  5. Unpopular, overweight, and socially inept: reconsidering the stereotype of online gamers.

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    Kowert, Rachel; Festl, Ruth; Quandt, Thorsten

    2014-03-01

    Online gaming has become an activity associated with a highly specific, caricatured, and often negative image. This "stereotype" has permeated the collective consciousness, as online gamers have become common caricatures in popular media. A lack of comprehensive demographic inquiries into the online gaming population has made it difficult to dispute these stereotypical characteristics and led to rising concerns about the validity of these stereotypes. The current study aims to clarify the basis of these negative characterizations, and determine whether online video game players display the social, physical, and psychological shortcomings stereotypically attributed them. Sampling and recruiting was conducted using a two-stage approach. First, a representative sample of 50,000 individuals aged 14 and older who were asked about their gaming behavior in an omnibus telephone survey. From this sample, 4,500 video game players were called for a second telephone interview, from which the current data were collected. Only those participants who completed all of the questions relating to video game play were retained for the current analysis (n=2,550). Between- and within-group analyses were enlisted to uncover differences between online, offline, and nongame playing communities across varying degrees of involvement. The results indicate that the stereotype of online gamers is not fully supported empirically. However, a majority of the stereotypical attributes was found to hold a stronger relationship with more involved online players than video game players as a whole, indicating an empirical foundation for the unique stereotypes that have emerged for this particular subgroup of video game players.

  6. SmI cortical barrels in an Australian marsupial, Trichosurus vulpecula (brush-tailed possum): structural organization, patterned distribution, and somatotopic relationships.

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    Weller, W L

    1993-11-15

    This study reports on the cerebral cortex of an Australian marsupial, Trichosurus vulpecula (brush-tailed possum). It consists of an analysis of layer IV of somatosensory cortex in tangential sections of flattened specimens and in oblique radial sections stained to show Nissl substance or myelin, or tested for succinic dehydrogenase. It includes results of electrophysiological mapping experiments that ascertained the somatotopic significance of the cytoarchitecture of this cortical region. Layer IV has two interlocking cytoarchitectural fields: one granular (the barrelfield, comprising cell-dense barrels 150 to 500 microns in diameter) and one dysgranular. Only neurons within the granular field responded to light cutaneous stimulation. In the barrelfield cell-sparse septa (about 100 microns wide), low in succinic dehydrogenase activity and containing many radial myelinated axons, separate adjoining barrels. Possum barrels are "solid," lacking the prominent hollows characteristic of most rodent barrels. In some specimens three to five small neuronal "lobules" may constitute each large barrel. In tangential sections the size, shape, and arrangement of barrels combine to form a histological caricature of the possum's body, especially of the face and forepaw. Six rows of "mystacial barrels" are homeomorphic to the six rows of large mystacial vibrissae, and "forepaw barrels" are homeomorphic to the glabrous palmar and apical digital pads. Correlating cortical recording sites and receptive fields confirmed that individual barrels represent specific cutaneous regions. These results show that the cortical barrels of brush-tailed possums are remarkably similar to those of rodents, in structure, arrangement, and functional significance.

  7. Human heart by art.

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    Tamir, Abraham

    2012-11-01

    Heart is of great importance in maintaining the life of the body. Enough to stop working for a few minutes to cause death, and hence the great importance in physiology, medicine, and research. This fact was already emphasized in the Bible in the Book of Proverbs, chapter 4 verse 23: "Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it is the wellspring of life." Art was able to demonstrate the heart from various aspects; realistically, as done by Leonardo de Vinci who demonstrated the halves of the heart and its blood vessels. Symbolically, as a source of life, the heart was demonstrated by the artist Mrs. Erlondeiel, as a caricature by Salvador Dali, as an open heart by Sawaya, etc. Finally, it should be emphasized that different demonstrations of the human heart by many artworks make this most important organ of our body (that cannot be seen from outside) more familiar and clearer to us. And this is the purpose of this article-to demonstrate the heart through a large number of artworks of different kinds.

  8. Eye-hand strategies in copying complex lines.

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    Tchalenko, John; Chris Miall, R

    2009-03-01

    Eye movements and eye-hand interactions have been recorded for 10 beginner art students copying complex lines representing outlines of caricature heads seen in profile. Four copying conditions mimicking real-world drawing situations were tested: Direct copying where the original and copy were placed side by side, Direct Blind copying where the subject could not see the drawing hand and copy, Memory copying where the original was first memorized for drawing and subsequently hidden before drawing commenced, and Non-specific Memory copying where the original was encoded for facial recognition before being hidden and drawn from memory. We observed four very different eye-hand interaction strategies which provide evidence for the eye's dual role in the copying process: acquiring visual information in order to activate the visuomotor transformation and guiding the hand on the paper. The Direct copying strategies were best understood in terms of a Drawing Hypothesis stating that shape is the result of visuomotor mapping alone and, consequently, can be accurately drawn without vision of the drawing hand or paper. A double just-in-time mechanism is proposed whereby the eye refers alternatively to the original for shape and to the copy for spatial position just in time for the drawing action to proceed continuously.

  9. Eye–hand strategies in copying complex lines

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    Tchalenko, John; Chris Miall, R.

    2009-01-01

    Eye movements and eye–hand interactions have been recorded for 10 beginner art students copying complex lines representing outlines of caricature heads seen in profile. Four copying conditions mimicking real-world drawing situations were tested: Direct copying where the original and copy were placed side by side, Direct Blind copying where the subject could not see the drawing hand and copy, Memory copying where the original was first memorized for drawing and subsequently hidden before drawing commenced, and Non-specific Memory copying where the original was encoded for facial recognition before being hidden and drawn from memory. We observed four very different eye–hand interaction strategies which provide evidence for the eye's dual role in the copying process: acquiring visual information in order to activate the visuomotor transformation and guiding the hand on the paper. The Direct copying strategies were best understood in terms of a Drawing Hypothesis stating that shape is the result of visuomotor mapping alone and, consequently, can be accurately drawn without vision of the drawing hand or paper. A double just-in-time mechanism is proposed whereby the eye refers alternatively to the original for shape and to the copy for spatial position just in time for the drawing action to proceed continuously. PMID:18656183

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

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    Jernej Mlekuž

    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?

  11. Familiarity and preference for pitch probability profiles.

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    Cui, Anja-Xiaoxing; Collett, Meghan J; Troje, Niko F; Cuddy, Lola L

    2015-05-01

    We investigated familiarity and preference judgments of participants toward a novel musical system. We exposed participants to tone sequences generated from a novel pitch probability profile. Afterward, we either asked participants to identify more familiar or we asked participants to identify preferred tone sequences in a two-alternative forced-choice task. The task paired a tone sequence generated from the pitch probability profile they had been exposed to and a tone sequence generated from another pitch probability profile at three levels of distinctiveness. We found that participants identified tone sequences as more familiar if they were generated from the same pitch probability profile which they had been exposed to. However, participants did not prefer these tone sequences. We interpret this relationship between familiarity and preference to be consistent with an inverted U-shaped relationship between knowledge and affect. The fact that participants identified tone sequences as even more familiar if they were generated from the more distinctive (caricatured) version of the pitch probability profile which they had been exposed to suggests that the statistical learning of the pitch probability profile is involved in gaining of musical knowledge.

  12. Jean-Martin Charcot and art: relationship of the "founder of neurology" with various aspects of art.

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    Bogousslavsky, Julien; Boller, François

    2013-01-01

    Jean-Martin Charcot (1825-1893), the "father of neurology" in France and much beyond, was also the man who established academic psychiatry in Paris, differentiating it from clinical alienism. In his teaching, he used artistic representations from previous centuries to illustrate the historical developments of hysteria, mainly with the help of his pupil Paul Richer. Charcot liked to draw portraits (in particular, sketches of colleagues during boring faculty meetings and students' examinations), caricatures of himself and others, church sculptures, landscapes, soldiers, etc. He also used this skill in his clinical and scientific work; he drew histological or anatomic specimens, as well as patients' features and demeanor. His most daring artistic experiments were drawing under the influence of hashish. Charcot's tastes in art were conservative; he displayed no affinity for the avant-gardes of his time, including impressionism, or for contemporary musicians, such as César Franck or Hector Berlioz. Léon Daudet, son of Charcot's former friend and famous writer Alphonse Daudet, described Charcot's home as a pseudo-gothic kitsch accumulation of heteroclite pieces of furniture and materials. However, as Henry Meige wrote a few years after his mentor's death, Charcot the artist remains "inseparable from Charcot the physician." © 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. Jewish Destiny in the Novels of Albert Cohen

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    David J. Bond

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    Full Text Available The unity of Cohen's novels is due to their common theme of Jewish destiny. This is traced in the lives of the Valeureux and of Solal. The Valeureux are caricatures of the Jew, and demonstrate that Jewish identity and destiny are imposed by others. Their lives are precarious because Jews are always persecuted, a message also conveyed by other persecuted characters and by Cohen's direct interventions. But the Valeureux cling to their Jewishness and exalt their religion because it teaches the need to tame man's instincts. Solal seeks success in Gentile society, but learns it is a cruel society that exploits man's instincts. He is sickened by the hypocrisy of this society, by its frivolity and by the realisation that death makes all ambition pointless. Unable to escape his Jewish background, he defends Jewish victims of Hitler, and is ostracised. He now encounters the same fate as other Jews and becomes a victim of anti-Semitism. He finally commits suicide. Neither the Valeureux nor Solal have the solution to anti-Semitism, which Cohen sees only in the State of Israel. But, while seeing Israel as the solution, Cohen is interested mainly in Jews like the Valeureux, who have preserved the Jewish identity for centuries.

  16. Evoluzione e persistenza dell’iconografia di Primo Carnera nella cultura popolare italiana: mitopoiesi plebea e propaganda fascista

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    Roberto Mottadelli

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    Full Text Available This essay focuses on the process of entrechment in the Italian collective imagination of the figure of Primo Carnera, World Heavyweight Champion from 1933 to 1934, and on the evolution of his image from the years of his first wins to the beginning of XXI century. More specifically, the essay makes visible how the mythization of Carnera had spontaneously developed long before the Italian press started to extol the successes of the boxer, and how the Fascism subsequently tried to appropriate the image of Carnera – modifying some of its fundamental traits – in order to use it as a powerful tool of regime’s propaganda, especially during the war years. In the end, the essay shows how the figure of Carnera regained favour after the fall of the fascist regime reappropriating (or, more rarely, being distorted of its original traits. The study has been carried out through the comparison of a selection of cartoons, caricatures and illustration from the popular press dedicated to Carnera, official portrayals of him during the fascist regime and comic books more or less expressely inspired by the figure of the boxer.

  17. Fun and Games: The Suppression of Architectural Authoriality and the Rise of the Reader

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    Elizabeth Keslacy

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    Full Text Available Between the Roarkian caricature of the heroic modernist and the spectre of the contemporary starchitect, there was a period of resistance in which architectural authoriality came under fire. One of the most explicit challenges was issued through the use of gaming and simulation in both architectural education and practice in the 1960s and the 1970s, particularly in the work of Juan Pablo Bonta and Henry Sanoff - both of them architectural scholars, educators, and game enthusiasts.  By tracing the importation of gaming and simulation techniques into architecture, this paper will show how architectural games sought to refigure the architect as a collaborative figure embedded in a network of experts, participants and constituents, and to modulate the architect’s design authority by foregrounding the contributions of viewer-interpreters to the creation of meaning. Situating their work within gaming precedents, from war and business games to urban planning gaming-simulations, I show how architecture games - particularly design games - worked to develop the architectural reader as a creative force, in some quarters going so far as to posit interpretation as the basis of design. 

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

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    Rebec, Gaelle; Moisan, Francois; Gioria, Michel

    2009-12-01

    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

  19. Acercamiento discursivo de Benjamín Saldaña Rocca y Manuel González Prada durante el boom del caucho peruano

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    Ana Varela Tafur

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    Full Text Available This essay discusses the denunciatory discourse of Benjamin Saldaña Rocca in his newspapers La Sanción and La Felpa, published in Iquitos in 1907 and 1908. Julio César Arana, a Peruvian rubber baron and general manager of the Peruvian Amazon Company, PAC, was the principal target of the complaints of Saldaña Rocca. Socialist apologist, this acerbic journalist blamed Arana and his foremen for the crimes commited against the Indians in the rubber plantations s under his control located in the region of the rivers Putumayo and Caquetá. To fullfil his objectives, Saldaña used a variety of genres such as delations, oral testimony, satirical letrillas, letters, transcriptions and caricatures, which later served to other individuals in their accusations. These, finally, would lead to the economical collapse of Arana. I will show that the press of Saldaña Rocca presents an approach with the ideological postulates of Manuel González Prada, leading exponent of the anarchist movement, from the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Because of his written legacy Saldaña Rocca could well be considered like one of the main and more daring defender of the human rights of the Amazonian indigenous peoples.

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

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    E. Botha

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    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.

  1. 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.

  2. The sound of trustworthiness: Acoustic-based modulation of perceived voice personality.

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    Pascal Belin

    Full Text Available When we hear a new voice we automatically form a "first impression" of the voice owner's personality; a single word is sufficient to yield ratings highly consistent across listeners. Past studies have shown correlations between personality ratings and acoustical parameters of voice, suggesting a potential acoustical basis for voice personality impressions, but its nature and extent remain unclear. Here we used data-driven voice computational modelling to investigate the link between acoustics and perceived trustworthiness in the single word "hello". Two prototypical voice stimuli were generated based on the acoustical features of voices rated low or high in perceived trustworthiness, respectively, as well as a continuum of stimuli inter- and extrapolated between these two prototypes. Five hundred listeners provided trustworthiness ratings on the stimuli via an online interface. We observed an extremely tight relationship between trustworthiness ratings and position along the trustworthiness continuum (r = 0.99. Not only were trustworthiness ratings higher for the high- than the low-prototypes, but the difference could be modulated quasi-linearly by reducing or exaggerating the acoustical difference between the prototypes, resulting in a strong caricaturing effect. The f0 trajectory, or intonation, appeared a parameter of particular relevance: hellos rated high in trustworthiness were characterized by a high starting f0 then a marked decrease at mid-utterance to finish on a strong rise. These results demonstrate a strong acoustical basis for voice personality impressions, opening the door to multiple potential applications.

  3. Blandiri officium meretricium est: prostitutes’ seduction strategies in Plautine comedy

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    Carol Martins da Rocha

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    Full Text Available As usually occurs within the appreciation of the characters of Titus Macius Plautus’s (c. 204-184 b.C. comedies, the prostitutes (meretrices tend to be reduced to caricatural stereotypes. However, this simplified interpretation contrasts in a certain way with the main characteristics normally attributed to this exuberant female stock character-type in the fabula palliata: the blanditia. This quality involves the subtle techniques of seduction – revealed by means of their speech. Considering selected passages of Bacchides, Casina and Menaechmus, we regard two important aspects in the representation of the prostitutes’ blanditia. On one hand, the use of animal images to qualify the prostitutes and also their discourses. On the other hand, a game involving hiding and revealing that is associated with the meretrices’ speeches and with what surrounds them. The goal of this investigation is to discuss how the representation of the capacity to persuade and to subvert positions of this stock character-type is affected by these aspects.

  4. Chinese men and women in the United States and Hong Kong: body and self-esteem ratings as a prelude to dieting and exercise.

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    Davis, C; Katzman, M A

    1998-01-01

    The present study compared the body and weight satisfaction, self-esteem, and depression of Chinese male and female university students in Hong Kong and the United States and assessed the impact of these ratings on compensatory behavior such as dieting and exercise. Self-report measures were administered to 501 Chinese participants in the language of their university's locale. Females reported significantly more body dissatisfaction and depression, and males reported greater weight dissatisfaction (the majority of men wishing to be larger). Overall, Chinese subjects in Hong Kong reported significantly more body and weight dissatisfaction, lower self-esteem, higher depression, more dieting, and less exercise as compared to their counterparts in the United States. Asian students in this study mirrored gendered patterns previously reported in Caucasian samples with respect to the relation of body image, self-esteem, and mood. For both sexes, there appeared to be a caricatured mimicking of the bodies perceived to be associated with the dominant culture--men wanted to be larger while the women wanted to be even more petite.

  5. 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'.

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

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    Amy Elizabeth Dusto

    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...

  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. From the doctor's workshop to the iron cage? Evolving modes of physician control in US health systems.

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    Kitchener, Martin; Caronna, Carol A; Shortell, Stephen M

    2005-03-01

    As national health systems pursue the common goals of containing expenditure growth and improving quality, many have sought to replace autonomous modes (systems) of physician control that rely on initial professional training and subsequent peer review. A common approach has involved extending bureaucratic modes of physician control that employ techniques such as hierarchical coordination and salaried positions. This paper applies concepts from studies of professional work to frame an empirical analysis of emergent bureaucratic modes of physician control in US hospital-based systems. Conceptually, we draw from recent studies to update Scott's (Health Services Res. 17(3) (1982) 213) typology to specify three bureaucratic modes of physician control: heteronomous, conjoint, and custodial. Empirically, we use case study evidence from eight US hospital-based systems to illustrate the heterogeneity of bureaucratic modes of physician control that span each of the ideal types. The findings indicate that some influential analysts perpetuate a caricature of bureaucratic organization which underplays its capacity to provide multiple modes of physician control that maintain professional autonomy over the content of work, and present opportunities for aligning practice with social goals.

  9. Teaching intelligent design or sparking interest in science? What players do with Will Wright's Spore

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    Owens, Trevor

    2012-12-01

    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 a troubling teacher of intelligent design, while others suggested it might excite public interest in science. This paper explores the extent to which these two ways of thinking about the game are consistent with what players have done with the game in its online community. This analysis suggests that, at least for the players participating in this community, the game has not seduced them into believing in intelligent design. Instead the activities of these players suggest that the game has played a catalytic role in engaging the public with science. These findings indicate that designers of educational games may wish to consider more deeply tensions between prioritizing accuracy of content in educational games over player engagement.

  10. 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.

  11. The sound of trustworthiness: Acoustic-based modulation of perceived voice personality.

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    Belin, Pascal; Boehme, Bibi; McAleer, Phil

    2017-01-01

    When we hear a new voice we automatically form a "first impression" of the voice owner's personality; a single word is sufficient to yield ratings highly consistent across listeners. Past studies have shown correlations between personality ratings and acoustical parameters of voice, suggesting a potential acoustical basis for voice personality impressions, but its nature and extent remain unclear. Here we used data-driven voice computational modelling to investigate the link between acoustics and perceived trustworthiness in the single word "hello". Two prototypical voice stimuli were generated based on the acoustical features of voices rated low or high in perceived trustworthiness, respectively, as well as a continuum of stimuli inter- and extrapolated between these two prototypes. Five hundred listeners provided trustworthiness ratings on the stimuli via an online interface. We observed an extremely tight relationship between trustworthiness ratings and position along the trustworthiness continuum (r = 0.99). Not only were trustworthiness ratings higher for the high- than the low-prototypes, but the difference could be modulated quasi-linearly by reducing or exaggerating the acoustical difference between the prototypes, resulting in a strong caricaturing effect. The f0 trajectory, or intonation, appeared a parameter of particular relevance: hellos rated high in trustworthiness were characterized by a high starting f0 then a marked decrease at mid-utterance to finish on a strong rise. These results demonstrate a strong acoustical basis for voice personality impressions, opening the door to multiple potential applications.

  12. 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. © The Author(s) 2013.

  13. 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.

  14. Amygdala and fusiform gyrus temporal dynamics: Responses to negative facial expressions

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    Rauch Scott L

    2008-05-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The amygdala habituates in response to repeated human facial expressions; however, it is unclear whether this brain region habituates to schematic faces (i.e., simple line drawings or caricatures of faces. Using an fMRI block design, 16 healthy participants passively viewed repeated presentations of schematic and human neutral and negative facial expressions. Percent signal changes within anatomic regions-of-interest (amygdala and fusiform gyrus were calculated to examine the temporal dynamics of neural response and any response differences based on face type. Results The amygdala and fusiform gyrus had a within-run "U" response pattern of activity to facial expression blocks. The initial block within each run elicited the greatest activation (relative to baseline and the final block elicited greater activation than the preceding block. No significant differences between schematic and human faces were detected in the amygdala or fusiform gyrus. Conclusion The "U" pattern of response in the amygdala and fusiform gyrus to facial expressions suggests an initial orienting, habituation, and activation recovery in these regions. Furthermore, this study is the first to directly compare brain responses to schematic and human facial expressions, and the similarity in brain responses suggest that schematic faces may be useful in studying amygdala activation.

  15. Workers moving the industry forward

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    Murphy, J.D.

    1997-01-01

    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

  16. An Arctic Republic of Letters in Early Twentieth-Century Canada

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    Christina Sawchuck

    2008-02-01

    Full Text Available The writing of historical polar exploration in the English-speaking academy has undergone a substantial shift in the past twenty years, to the point where it may be safe to declare that the once-dominant triumphal and hagiographical style, inherited from the nineteenth century, has breathed its last. The explorer as depicted in this tradition has become a figure of fun in current discourse, easily recognizable in the contours of caricature. Sherrill Grace, for example, presents for our inspection "courageous men battling a dangerous, hostile, female terra incognita to prove their masculinity and the superior force of their technology" whose fate is to "die nobly in struggle, or to map, claim, name, and control unstructured space, even if only on paper." It is all too simple to dismiss these aims in an era with less palpable sympathy for them. Instead, many current writers have chosen the more difficult approach of grounding these explorers in appropriate political, social, and cultural contexts, and subsequently uncovering the rationale behind their beliefs and practices.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. A plea for virtue in ethics.

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    Sisti, Dominic A; Baum-Baicker, Cynthia

    2012-01-01

    Comments on the original article, "Nonrational processes in ethical decision making" by M. D. Rogerson et al (see record 2011-19198-001). The current authors suggest that Rogerson, Gottlieb, Handelsman, Knapp, and Younggren (October 2011) presumed that the only ethical theories available for grounding decision-making models are of the rational, neoliberal variety. Rogerson et al stated, "Contextual, interpersonal, and intuitive factors are inextricably linked and inexorably influential in the process of ethical decision making. Ethical theory would benefit from encompassing these subtle yet powerful forces" (Rogerson et al., 2011, p. 616). They sought to augment these models with a cluster of contextual considerations, appending to them accounts of emotion, context, and intuition. First, notwithstanding the theories attributed to (the caricature of) Kant and his ilk, there are several ethical theories that include an account of what Rogerson et al. (2011) consider to be "nonrational" processes. From feminist theories to narrative ethics, sophisticated contextual theories have been developed and are readily available. Second, we question whether thick contextual considerations can simply be tacked on to extant models of decision making originally built upon a philosophical foundation that assumes a rational, autonomous agent who deliberates independently and logically.

  20. My American Uncle, America Cries Uncle, and Other Fantastic Tales from France: Iegor Gran's Jeanne d'Arc fait tic-tac

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    Carolyn A. Durham

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Ella Shohat and Robert Stam's proposal that beliefs about nations often crystallize in the form of stories could serve as both summary and generative matrix for Jeanne d'Arc fait tic-tac . In keeping with a number of recent fictional works united by the attempt to understand French and American cultures in a comparative context, the first part of Iegor Gran's clever 2005 novel consists of eleven stories whose common focus on the danger represented by American culture for French national identity makes the second part of the novel, in which France declares war and invades the United States, almost inevitable. In the opening section of Jeanne d'Arc , Gran both rewrites the traditional folktale for a self-reflective postmodern age and revises and satirizes the conventions of fantastic literature. The primary comic strategy of the second half of the novel, constructed as a parody of the current American conflict in Iraq, pays homage to the most recent source of tension between the United States and France. Throughout the novel Gran caricatures French chauvinism and insularity as much as he mocks American arrogance and consumerism, and the metaphorical demise of the "oncle d’Amérique,” the specifically French version of the American dream, continually reminds us of the sheer power and pleasure of narrative.

  1. A time for men to pull together. A manifesto for the new politics of masculinity.

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    Kimbrell, A

    1991-01-01

    This work asserts that men as a gender are being physically and psychically devastated by the prevailing socioeconomic system. American society empowers a small percentage of men, but it causes confusion and anxiety for the majority. Men are beginning to realize that they cannot properly relate to each other or understand exploitation until they understand the extent and nature of their dispossession by economic and political institutions. The oppression of men is mirrored in the growing incidence of male self-destruction, addiction, homelessness, and hopelessness. With the advent of industrialization, millions of men who had found fulfillment in husbandry of family, community, and land were forced into an industrial system whose ultimate goal was to turn man against man in the competitive system of modern society. The traditional male role was replaced with a new image of men as autonomous, efficient, self-interested, and disconnected from nature and community. As men become more and more powerless in their own lives, they are fed more and more media images of excessive, caricatured masculinity with which to identify. It is imperative that the increasing sense of personal liberation fostered by the men's movement be channeled into political action. A brief political platform for men would include actions centered on the family and children, protection of the environment, increasing male presence in classrooms and community activities involving children, health prevention, and dismantling the military-industrial establishment. A network of activists should be established to support the men's political agenda.

  2. Parodia e intertextualidad en la trilogía amorosa de Enrique Jardiel Poncela

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    Full Text Available SourceURL:file://localhost/Users/mcugno/Desktop/RiCOGNIZIONI%20-%201,2014%20(def%204.docParody and intertextuality in Enrique Jardiel Poncela’s love trilogy. The article analyses Enrique Jardiel Poncela’s humorous trilogy (Amor se escribe sin hache, 1928, ¡Espérame en Siberia, vida mía!, 1929, Pero…¿hubo alguna vez once mil vírgenes?, 1931 from the perspective of parody. It focuses on the technique of dehumanization in the caricatural characters and on the humoristic demystification of the literary clichés that characterize the erotic literature; moreover, it studies the intertextuality with the romantic genre  ̶ “hypogenre” – and in specific texts – “hypotexts” –. Through the use of Genette, Bachtin and Segre’s theories, it examines the parody phenomenon, according to its multiple manifestations in the trilogy. Finally, the article analyses the aphoristic language and the avant-gardist typographic experimentation as important elements of Jardiel’s parodical project.

  3. "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. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  4. الكاريكاتير بين الحق في الإعلام والحق في الصورة -تداعيات أزمة الرسوم بين لولاند بوسطن الدنماركية وشارلي إيبدو الفرنسية-

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    جلول خلاف

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    Full Text Available In this paper, we tried to present an image of the repercussions of the Cartoons Crisis caused by the Western Press after publishing the Danish Cartoons; from the point of view of the Freedom of Opinion and Speech drawled by the West aiming at offending the Arab and Muslim People; through the relation between the journalist right to information, the person's right to privacy and the peoples’ right to their symbols; explaining how its laws and legislations contradict this thesis by quoting some of these laws. We also showed, in this paper, the importance of the Caricature as journalistic art benefiting of considerable freedom that exceeds the rest of the journalistic arts, changing it from the humoristic function to that of aggression; then the point of view of the other great Monotheistic Religions on the issue of cartoons and giving offence to the others by mockery and defamation in the Monotheistic Religions and secular laws. Finally, we elucidate the difference between the Public and Private Figures; showing that the first one can be criticised considering it as a public property. At last, a general set of this research findings were exposed.

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

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    Uebel, Thomase.

    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 the voluntarist point of its ethical`non-cognitivism'. That is to say, the scientific world-conception is properly understood as the opposite of village positivism only if it is recognized that it has an `other' and that the scientific world-conception was meant by its proponents to perform its enlightenment work only in conjunction with that other of scientific reason - ethical will and willing. Scientific reason cannot determine all there is to determine, it cannot determine the will. In this sense, there was, pace village positivism, more than scientific reason dreamt of. Scientific reason was not made absolute: rather, its (self-) clarification was required if a satisfactory view of its place in `life' was to be attained.

  6. Modeling and numerical study of two phase flow; Modelisation et etude numerique d'ecoulements diphasiques: 1- Modelisation d'un ecoulement homogene equilibre 2- Modelisation des collisions entre gouttelettes a l'aide d'un modele simplifie de type BGK

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    2011-02-28

    This thesis describes the modelization and the simulation of two-phase systems composed of droplets moving in a gas. The two phases interact with each other and the type of model to consider directly depends on the type of simulations targeted. In the first part, the two phases are considered as fluid and are described using a mixture model with a drift relation (to be able to follow the relative velocity between the two phases and take into account two velocities), the two-phase flows are assumed at the equilibrium in temperature and pressure. This part of the manuscript consists of the derivation of the equations, writing a numerical scheme associated with this set of equations, a study of this scheme and simulations. A mathematical study of this model (hyperbolicity in a simplified framework, linear stability analysis of the system around a steady state) was conducted in a frame where the gas is assumed baro-tropic. The second part is devoted to the modelization of the effect of inelastic collisions on the particles when the time of the simulation is shorter and the droplets can no longer be seen as a fluid. We introduce a model of inelastic collisions for droplets in a spray, leading to a specific Boltzmann kernel. Then, we build caricatures of this kernel of BGK type, in which the behavior of the first moments of the solution of the Boltzmann equation (that is mass, momentum, directional temperatures, variance of the internal energy) are mimicked. The quality of these caricatures is tested numerically at the end. (author) [French] Cette these decrit la modelisation et la simulation de systemes a deux phases composees de particules evoluant dans un gaz. Les deux phases interagissent entre elles et le type de modele a considerer depend directement du type de simulations envisagees. Dans une premiere partie, les deux phases sont considerees comme des fluides, elles sont decrites a l'aide d'un modele de melange avec une relation de derive (permettant de

  7. Self-Portraits of Helias, a 14th-century notary from Zadar

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    Full Text Available Notarial signs serving to authenticate private and public legal documents emerged in Dalmatia during the 12th century, and by the late Middle Ages they had become a mandatory part of official documents written on parchment for the legal parties. These signs were graphic as a rule: more or less elaborate drawings with decorative motifs, occasionally with integrated typography, yet without any figural elements. Among the very diverse forms of notarial signs preserved in Croatian archives, that of Split’s canon and Zadar’s notary Helias deserves special attention: instead of using a simple graphic symbol, he depicted a young man’s torso, which for several reasons may be presumed to be his self-portrait. More than fifty notarial signs by Helias have been preserved, but it may be presumed that he produced more than a thousand during more than two decades of his career as a notary. These signs are drawing of very small dimensions (3 x 1.5 cm on the average and most probably not a result of “artistic” ambition, presuming that such terminology applies at all to the visual production of the time. As many other literate men, Helias probably indulged in drawing and incorporated some of this inclination and skill into his work in a peculiar manner. Over the period of two decades, the depicted figure went through several transformations. Starting from a relatively realistic and quite detailed depiction, in the second phase Helias simplified the drawing and enhanced its elements of caricature, ending with a partially stylized and unified version of his sign. Generally speaking, his drawings were closer to the genre of caricature than an official visual representation, which is why he could style them rather freely as compared to the norms that could be observed in the professional circles, especially in the monumental painting of the 14th century. Despite the fact that they seem somehow timeless, their visual features indicate certain knowledge of

  8. From the Dog Whistle to the Dog Scream: The Republican Party's (AbUse of Discriminatory speech in Electoral Campaigns and Party Politics

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    Luiza-Maria Filimon

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available The 2016 U.S. presidential election can be described as nostalgic. On one hand, there was the fond remembrance of the Clinton administration characterized by a period of economic prosperity which overshadowed the more disastrous aftermath of various policies (the crime bill, the welfare reform, the Defense of Marriage Act, the repeal of the 1933 Glass-Steagall Act, etc.. On the other, the 2016 election brought to the surface a dormant longing for a privileged past rooted in open discrimination, inequality, segregation, and white supremacy, echoed by Donald Trump’s campaign. The Republican candidate had won the party’s nomination by openly and devoutly proselytizing against minority groups that allegedly threaten the fabric, integrity, and security of the United States. The more ethnic stereotypical caricatures and outright lies he employed in his speeches, the more successful his primary campaign was and the more he unnerved the Republican establishment, the general electorate, and the media. Yet Donald Trump’s campaign was not innovative by any means. Instead, as this study will argue, Trump’s electoral success during the primary elections can be in part attributed to the Republican Party’s decades-long history of strategic racism that has been instrumental in grooming the party’s base into Donald Trump’s supporters. In order to showcase that Trump’s ascendancy to the top of the Republican primary election was not a political accident, but a natural progression of decades-old officially sanctioned electoral policies, the study analyzes the origins behind the “dog whistle” practice, based on the model of strategic racism advanced by Ian Haney López. In conducting this research, I provide examples from U.S. public officials – past and present – and also highlight the role of the media in the propagation and cultivation of dog whistle politics.

  9. The dream of freedom and fear of it (Tyranny and vassalage in The Master is Coming Tomorrow by Petar Sarić

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    Jeftimijević-Mihajlović Marija S.

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    Full Text Available The history of Serbian literature originating in Kosovo and Metohija during the second half of the previous century values Peter Sarić the most by his novel The Master is Coming Tomorrow, although he penned seven novels. The Master is Coming Tomorrow is the image of power which, instead of protecting human rights, is transformed into the instrument of violence. It is the image of tyrant and tyranny, and it is at the same time a caricature of people - vassals, who out of fear, rather humbly languish in the so-called freedom, zealously shouting the Master's name. One gets the impression that the writer wanted to portray vassalage in a satirical way more than tyranny. This thoroughly psychological characteristic of vassals, and power-holders of strong autocracy, makes Sarić a modern story-teller who has the courage and literary talent to dive into the deepest secrets of human nature, exposing the darkest corners of human psyche, something people are not willing to speak about. It is the novelty in the literature created in this area during the second half of the previous century; no other literary creation so clearly and precisely profiles the collective consciousness of one nation or the individuality of a ruler. In this novel, Sarić reveals a new face of patriarchal culture and the patriarchal system of the Montenegrin community. At the same time, Sarić confirms a known face of history, since each absolute power is based on identical levers of unscrupulous tyrants and humiliated, obedient people who resigned themselves to such a system.

  10. Tensor network state correspondence and holography

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    Singh, Sukhwinder

    2018-01-01

    In recent years, tensor network states have emerged as a very useful conceptual and simulation framework to study quantum many-body systems at low energies. In this paper, we describe a particular way in which any given tensor network can be viewed as a representation of two different quantum many-body states. The two quantum many-body states are said to correspond to each other by means of the tensor network. We apply this "tensor network state correspondence"—a correspondence between quantum many-body states mediated by tensor networks as we describe—to the multi-scale entanglement renormalization ansatz (MERA) representation of ground states of one dimensional (1D) quantum many-body systems. Since the MERA is a 2D hyperbolic tensor network (the extra dimension is identified as the length scale of the 1D system), the two quantum many-body states obtained from the MERA, via tensor network state correspondence, are seen to live in the bulk and on the boundary of a discrete hyperbolic geometry. The bulk state so obtained from a MERA exhibits interesting features, some of which caricature known features of the holographic correspondence of String theory. We show how (i) the bulk state admits a description in terms of "holographic screens", (ii) the conformal field theory data associated with a critical ground state can be obtained from the corresponding bulk state, in particular, how pointlike boundary operators are identified with extended bulk operators. (iii) We also present numerical results to illustrate that bulk states, dual to ground states of several critical spin chains, have exponentially decaying correlations, and that the bulk correlation length generally decreases with increase in central charge for these spin chains.

  11. Modelling hair follicle growth dynamics as an excitable medium.

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    Philip J Murray

    Full Text Available The hair follicle system represents a tractable model for the study of stem cell behaviour in regenerative adult epithelial tissue. However, although there are numerous spatial scales of observation (molecular, cellular, follicle and multi follicle, it is not yet clear what mechanisms underpin the follicle growth cycle. In this study we seek to address this problem by describing how the growth dynamics of a large population of follicles can be treated as a classical excitable medium. Defining caricature interactions at the molecular scale and treating a single follicle as a functional unit, a minimal model is proposed in which the follicle growth cycle is an emergent phenomenon. Expressions are derived, in terms of parameters representing molecular regulation, for the time spent in the different functional phases of the cycle, a formalism that allows the model to be directly compared with a previous cellular automaton model and experimental measurements made at the single follicle scale. A multi follicle model is constructed and numerical simulations are used to demonstrate excellent qualitative agreement with a range of experimental observations. Notably, the excitable medium equations exhibit a wider family of solutions than the previous work and we demonstrate how parameter changes representing altered molecular regulation can explain perturbed patterns in Wnt over-expression and BMP down-regulation mouse models. Further experimental scenarios that could be used to test the fundamental premise of the model are suggested. The key conclusion from our work is that positive and negative regulatory interactions between activators and inhibitors can give rise to a range of experimentally observed phenomena at the follicle and multi follicle spatial scales and, as such, could represent a core mechanism underlying hair follicle growth.

  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. Filipinas, fin de siglo: imágenes y realidad

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    Elizalde, María Dolores

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    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.

  14. Modelling hair follicle growth dynamics as an excitable medium.

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    Murray, Philip J; Maini, Philip K; Plikus, Maksim V; Chuong, Cheng-Ming; Baker, Ruth E

    2012-01-01

    The hair follicle system represents a tractable model for the study of stem cell behaviour in regenerative adult epithelial tissue. However, although there are numerous spatial scales of observation (molecular, cellular, follicle and multi follicle), it is not yet clear what mechanisms underpin the follicle growth cycle. In this study we seek to address this problem by describing how the growth dynamics of a large population of follicles can be treated as a classical excitable medium. Defining caricature interactions at the molecular scale and treating a single follicle as a functional unit, a minimal model is proposed in which the follicle growth cycle is an emergent phenomenon. Expressions are derived, in terms of parameters representing molecular regulation, for the time spent in the different functional phases of the cycle, a formalism that allows the model to be directly compared with a previous cellular automaton model and experimental measurements made at the single follicle scale. A multi follicle model is constructed and numerical simulations are used to demonstrate excellent qualitative agreement with a range of experimental observations. Notably, the excitable medium equations exhibit a wider family of solutions than the previous work and we demonstrate how parameter changes representing altered molecular regulation can explain perturbed patterns in Wnt over-expression and BMP down-regulation mouse models. Further experimental scenarios that could be used to test the fundamental premise of the model are suggested. The key conclusion from our work is that positive and negative regulatory interactions between activators and inhibitors can give rise to a range of experimentally observed phenomena at the follicle and multi follicle spatial scales and, as such, could represent a core mechanism underlying hair follicle growth.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

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

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    William Domeris

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    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

  18. 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

  19. 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.

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

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    Cornelis Martin Renes

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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.

  1. THROUGH THE LOOKING-GLASS PsycINFO as an Historical Archive of Trends in Psychology.

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    Burman, Jeremy Trevelyan

    2018-02-05

    Those interested in tracking trends in the history of psychology cannot simply trust the numbers produced by inputting terms into search engines like PsycINFO and then constraining by date. This essay is therefore a critical engagement with that longstanding interest to show what it is possible to do, over what period, and why. It concludes that certain projects simply cannot be undertaken without further investment by the American Psychological Association. This is because forgotten changes in the assumptions informing the database make its index terms untrustworthy for use in trend-tracking before 1967. But they can indeed be used, with care, to track more recent trends. The result is then a Distant Reading of psychology, with Digital History presented as enabling a kind of Science Studies that psychologists will find appealing. The present state of the discipline can thus be caricatured as the contemporary scientific study of depressed rats and the drugs used to treat them (as well as of human brains, mice, and myriad other topics). To extend the investigation back further in time, however, the 1967 boundary is also investigated. The author then delves more deeply into the prehistory of the database's creation, and shows in a précis of a further project that the origins of PsycINFO can be traced to interests related to American national security during the Cold War. In short: PsycINFO cannot be treated as a simple bibliographic description of the discipline. It is embedded in its history, and reflects it. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2018 APA, all rights reserved).

  2. Stealing the Gold

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    Whittington, S G

    2005-01-01

    Stealing the Gold presents a survey of some of the most exciting topics in condensed matter physics today, from the perspective of the pioneering work of Sam Edwards. Original articles from leaders in the field, including several Nobel laureates, highlight the historical development as well as new and emerging areas. This book would be of interest to graduate students and researchers in condensed matter physics, statistical physics and theoretical physics. Over the course of nearly half a century, Sam Edwards has led the field of condensed matter physics in new directions, ranging from the electronic and statistical properties of disordered materials to the mechanical properties of granular materials. Along the way he has provided seminal contributions to fluid mechanics, polymer science, surface science and statistical mechanics. This volume celebrates the immense scope of his influence by presenting a collection of original articles by recognized leaders in theoretical physics, including two Nobel laureates and a Fields medalist, which describe the genesis, evolution and future prospects of the various sub-fields of condensed matter theory, along with reprints of a selection of Edwards' seminal papers that helped give birth to the subject. Stealing the Gold, Edwards' favourite caricature of the relationship between theoretical physicists and nature, will be of singular interest to graduate students looking for an overview of some of the most exciting areas of theoretical physics, as well as to researchers in condensed matter physics looking for a comprehensive, broad and uniquely incisive snapshot of their subject at the dawn of the 21st century. (book review)

  3. Pole Dancing Auto-ethnography – Practice, Pedagogy, Performance

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    Amy Patricia Cadwallader

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    Full Text Available In this research paper, the author addresses the following four questions: 1 What are the implications of bringing pole dancing into concert dance, not as a caricature or theatrical version of what is performed in strip clubs, but as its own, free-standing art form? 2 In what ways will years of ballet and modern dance training influence the type of dancing that emerges from dancers when poles and other apparatuses are introduced? 3 How can the author create an original pole dancing style and pedagogical methods for teaching it? 4 Who participates in pole fitness classes and how does the demographic change based on location? What about when pole fitness classes are offered in an academic setting? The author shares first-hand experiences of investigating pole dancing in fitness classes, attending performances, engaging in a rehearsal process with highly trained dancers, and teaching pole dancing to movers with a wide range of abilities. The author addresses how research plans changed as she encountered limitations of budget and time constraints. The author also elaborates on the creative process that she engaged in with her thesis cast, collaborators, and supporting designers in the making of Super-beneath, a theatrical dance work that uses five, free-standing poles. She outline the vignettes, overall structure, and narrative of the work. The author then discusses where this research fits into the larger field of pole dancing, and the even larger field of dance. In the final sections of this paper, the author describes her pedagogical practices relating to pole classes, what “practice as research” means to her, and how she would like to continue on this research trajectory in the future.

  4. ОСНОВНІ ТЕНДЕНЦІЇ РОЗВИТКУ ОБРАЗОТВОРЧОГО МИСТЕЦТВА В СУЧАСНІЙ УКРАЇНІ

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    С. Ю. Боєва

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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.

  5. Face-selective regions show invariance to linear, but not to non-linear, changes in facial images.

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    Baseler, Heidi A; Young, Andrew W; Jenkins, Rob; Mike Burton, A; Andrews, Timothy J

    2016-12-01

    Familiar face recognition is remarkably invariant across huge image differences, yet little is understood concerning how image-invariant recognition is achieved. To investigate the neural correlates of invariance, we localized the core face-responsive regions and then compared the pattern of fMR-adaptation to different stimulus transformations in each region to behavioural data demonstrating the impact of the same transformations on familiar face recognition. In Experiment 1, we compared linear transformations of size and aspect ratio to a non-linear transformation affecting only part of the face. We found that adaptation to facial identity in face-selective regions showed invariance to linear changes, but there was no invariance to non-linear changes. In Experiment 2, we measured the sensitivity to non-linear changes that fell within the normal range of variation across face images. We found no adaptation to facial identity for any of the non-linear changes in the image, including to faces that varied in different levels of caricature. These results show a compelling difference in the sensitivity to linear compared to non-linear image changes in face-selective regions of the human brain that is only partially consistent with their effect on behavioural judgements of identity. We conclude that while regions such as the FFA may well be involved in the recognition of face identity, they are more likely to contribute to some form of normalisation that underpins subsequent recognition than to form the neural substrate of recognition per se. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  6. Creación de un instrumento para evaluar la calidad de vida en niños con Retinosis Pigmentaria Devising a way to evaluate life quality in children suffering from Pigmentary Retinosis

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    Irene Sofía Quiñones Varela

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    Full Text Available Se confeccionó un instrumento para evaluar la calidad de vida en el niño con Retinosis Pigmentaria, para ello se tomó el criterio de 19 expertos a los que se les entregó una planilla con 19 variables para valorar su efectividad y se les pidió que sugirieran otras. Los jueces evaluaron las variables ofertadas y sugirieron incluir otras. Como resultado se obtuvieron 20 variables agrupadas en tres escalas analógicas visuales, una para niños en forma de dibujos caricaturizados y otra para padres y médicos con consignas verbales. Se añadió además una pregunta abierta que explora Calidad de vida de forma global, y otra que interrogó acerca de otras preocupaciones que pudiera tener el pacienteAn instrument was made to evaluate the quality of life in children suffering from pigmentary retinosis, for that reason the criterion of 19 especialits was taken into account, they received a list with 19 variants to value its effectiveness and they were asked to suggest others. The judges evaluated the offered variables and they suggested to include others. As a result 20 variables were obtained contained in three visual analogical scales. One, in caricatural drawings form, for children and another with verbal watchwords for parents and doctors. It was also added an open question that explores quality of life in aglobal way and another one that interrogated about other concern that the patient could have

  7. Adolescents Misperceive and Are Influenced By High Status Peers' Health Risk, Deviant, and Adaptive Behavior

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    Helms, Sarah W.; Choukas-Bradley, Sophia; Widman, Laura; Giletta, Matteo; Cohen, Geoffrey L.; Prinstein, Mitchell J.

    2015-01-01

    Most peer influence research examines socialization between adolescents and their best friends. Yet, adolescents also are influenced by popular peers, perhaps due to misperceptions of social norms. This research examined the extent to which out-group and in-group adolescents misperceive the frequencies of peers' deviant, health risk, and adaptive behaviors in different reputation-based peer crowds (Study 1) and the prospective associations between perceptions of high status peers' and adolescents' own substance use over 2.5 years (Study 2). Study 1 examined 235 adolescents' reported deviant (vandalism, theft), health risk (substance use, sexual risk), and adaptive (exercise, studying) behavior, and their perceptions of Jocks', Populars', Burnouts', and Brains' engagement in the same behaviors. Peer nominations identified adolescents in each peer crowd. Jocks and Populars were rated as higher status than Brains and Burnouts. Results indicated that peer crowd stereotypes are caricatures. Misperceptions of high status crowds were dramatic, but for many behaviors, no differences between Populars'/Jocks' and others' actual reported behaviors were revealed. Study 2 assessed 166 adolescents' substance use and their perceptions of popular peers' (i.e., peers high in peer perceived popularity) substance use. Parallel process latent growth analyses revealed that higher perceptions of popular peers' substance use in Grade 9 (intercept) significantly predicted steeper increases in adolescents' own substance use from Grade 9 to 11 (slope). Results from both studies, utilizing different methods, offer evidence to suggest that adolescents misperceive high status peers' risk behaviors, and these misperceptions may predict adolescents' own risk behavior engagement. PMID:25365121

  8. Adolescents misperceive and are influenced by high-status peers' health risk, deviant, and adaptive behavior.

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    Helms, Sarah W; Choukas-Bradley, Sophia; Widman, Laura; Giletta, Matteo; Cohen, Geoffrey L; Prinstein, Mitchell J

    2014-12-01

    Most peer influence research examines socialization between adolescents and their best friends. Yet, adolescents also are influenced by popular peers, perhaps due to misperceptions of social norms. This research examined the extent to which out-group and in-group adolescents misperceive the frequencies of peers' deviant, health risk, and adaptive behaviors in different reputation-based peer crowds (Study 1) and the prospective associations between perceptions of high-status peers' and adolescents' own substance use over 2.5 years (Study 2). Study 1 examined 235 adolescents' reported deviant (vandalism, theft), health risk (substance use, sexual risk), and adaptive (exercise, studying) behavior, and their perceptions of jocks', populars', burnouts', and brains' engagement in the same behaviors. Peer nominations identified adolescents in each peer crowd. Jocks and populars were rated as higher status than brains and burnouts. Results indicated that peer crowd stereotypes are caricatures. Misperceptions of high-status crowds were dramatic, but for many behaviors, no differences between populars'/jocks' and others' actual reported behaviors were revealed. Study 2 assessed 166 adolescents' substance use and their perceptions of popular peers' (i.e., peers high in peer perceived popularity) substance use. Parallel process latent growth analyses revealed that higher perceptions of popular peers' substance use in Grade 9 (intercept) significantly predicted steeper increases in adolescents' own substance use from Grade 9 to 11 (slope). Results from both studies, utilizing different methods, offer evidence to suggest that adolescents misperceive high-status peers' risk behaviors, and these misperceptions may predict adolescents' own risk behavior engagement. PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2014 APA, all rights reserved.

  9. Dichotomy of major genes and polygenes

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    Jain, S.

    1989-01-01

    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

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

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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.

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

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    Breathnach, Ciara

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    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. Published by the BMJ Publishing Group Limited. For permission to use (where not already granted under a licence) please go to http://group.bmj.com/group/rights-licensing/permissions.

  12. Witkacy’s Paradises

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    Full Text Available The studies on Witkacy’s oeuvre Narcotics (Narkotyki, 1932 exist without any specific status, as if reduced to a research element ancillary to other “more serious” creative areas of its author. The above is especially astonishing since they belong to a specific literary genre which was started with De Quincy’s Confessions of an Opium Eater (1821 and became really successful in the 19th and 20th centuries, with Baudelaire, Cocteau, Artaud, Huxley and many others. Witkacy was the first Polishwriter who addressed the issue of drug addiction and wrote explicitly on the role of narcotics in artistic creation. He experimented with cocaine, mescaline, peyotl and discovered “the magic peyotl” in the same years as A. Artaud and W. Benjamin, and many years before Huxley. He was also one of the few writers who, after having experimented with drugs, began to deal with the theory of narcotics.The use of opium, cocaine, dawamesk also became a sort of caricatural form in many of his works from Cuttlefish (Mątwa up to the novel The Only Way Out (Jedyne wyjście. The aim of my work is to try to answer several questions: In what way does the author’s interest in the addiction of Unwashed Souls (Niemyte dusze fit into the 19th and 20th century debate between doctors, writers and European artists? Can Witkacy’s literary and dramatic work demonstrate that he was familiar with publications on pharmacology (published in Germany and France in the 20s and also with the authors who were writing about drugs in the 19th and 20th century? How does his prohibitionist point of view fit with his historiosophy? Can Narcotics be considered a literary work? I have also tried to determine the anonymous sources quoted by Witkacy and co-authors of Narcotics, B. Filipowski and S. Glass (pen name of Dezydery Prokopowicz.

  13. 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

  14. Genome, evolution, Drosophila and beyond: the new dimensions.

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    Prigent, Stéphane R; Rajpurohit, Subhash

    2007-01-01

    A century ago a little fly with red eyes was first used for genetic studies. That insignificant fly, called at that time Drosophila ampelophila, revolutionized biology while becoming the model we know today under the name of Drosophila melanogaster. Since then its study has never ceased, but the field of interest has somewhat changed during the century. To caricature a little, today we essentially learn from Drosophila meetings that the fly has a brain! It is true that the fly is a tremendous model organism for neurobiology. But this fly is, in fact, an appropriate and recognized model for the whole of biology. Indeed, Drosophila meetings are exceptional opportunities to gather biologists of diverse backgrounds together. There we not only learn about the latest improvements in our field of interest, but surely appreciate learning another bit of biology. From this biological melting pot has emerged a culture very specific to the fly community. Thus besides neurobiology, cell biology and development, a diversity of other research fields exist; they all have their own place in the cultural and historical dimension of the "drosophila" model. Several communications from those diverse research fields were presented at the 8th Japanese Drosophila Research Conference (JDRC8) and are briefly covered here. We believe it more judicious to call the model "drosophila" without a capital initial, as the model has never really been limited to only the Drosophila genus. The vernacular name "drosophila" is currently used to designate any fly of the Drosophilidae family and we believe the term more appropriate than "small fruit fly" or "vinegar fly" to better include the species and ecological diversity of the model.

  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. PEMBERDAYAAN EKONOMI UMMAT MELALUI ZAKAT PRODUKTIF (Studi Kritik Atas Tata Kelola Badan Amil Zakat Nasional [BAZNAS] Kabupaten Nganjuk

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    Full Text Available The concept of zakat economy performed in Nganjuk, has a fairly wide spectrum. It is not just the caricature and religious rituals, but more empowerment. Zakat is not only as a form of worship to God or moral obligation for Muslims, but also has function as fiscal alternative policy instruments to achieve the equal distribution of income among Muslims. Provision of social assistance from the rich to the poor or to other mustahiq. Zakat is expected to uplift the poor and helping the way out of the difficulties of life. Helping the problems solving faced by mustahiq, get rid of niggardly nature and tighten the brotherhood among Muslims. Normatively, Zakat practiced in the lives of people in Nganjuk is the worship of socio-economics patterned, which can be used to prevent the accumulation of wealth in the minority of people and narrow the economic gaps in society. On the other hand, it also becomes a kind of social security act for "the loser" in the development process, and as social safety nets (certainty of the fulfillment of minimum rights the poor that has as a control against the human nature which tends to be happy to the wealth accumulation. We can collect data on the level of the real needs of mustahiq zakat groups, zakat funds capabilities, and mustahik conditions thus leading to increase in the human welfare in Nganjuk. Empowerment in this context implies giving zakat to mustahiq productively with the aim that zakat will bring results and benefits. The distribution of zakat seen from its form can be done in two ways, namely: First, the instantaneous form and mustahiq zakat empowerment form productively, mustahiq in this category is mustahik of eight ashnaf that have ability, potential and power to work. Second, the distribution of empowerment form is the distribution of zakat which accompanied the target of changing mustahiq conditions into muzakki categories.

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

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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

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

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    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.

  19. Education of a Future Human is the Key to Solving the Global Problems Facing Humanity

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    Full Text Available The present research considers two Global problems of the humanity:intercivilizational contradictions and the pandemic of abortion as serious conflicts, the solution of which depends on the relevant public educational policies. The tension in the relationship between the Islamic World and the West, caused by the so-called “caricature scandal”, encourages to understanding the conflict and the ways of its solution. There is also the problem of massive numbers of abortions in the world that requires a scientific analysis and relevant conclusions. The research revealed that both sides of intercivilizational conflicts are responsible for it. The freedom of speech as an ingredient of democracy cannot exist only for itself. It should be based on the human values, including respect for other nations, religions, cultures, as well as the protection of human life. The second part of the research concerns the pandemic of abortion. Based on the achievements of modern embryology, sociology and bioethics, four levels of this conflict were defined. The first level is a conflict concerning the life of the unborn child. The second one is a conflict concerning a mother. The third one is a conflict with the nation. The fourth one is a conflict with God. On these issues, the survey was conducted among the first year medical students at Ternopil State Medical University. It was also concluded that it would have been useful to present the model of state policy aimed to prevent conflictsbetween civilizations, aswellasthepandemicofabortiontothestudents. Thispolicy should include: information policy (promotion of the idea that human life is the highest value, and human relationships should be based on the principles of tolerance; education policy (education in today’s youth of the culture of interpersonal relationships based on honesty, responsibility; social policy (creation of the material conditions for young families, single mothers; policy in the health sector

  20. [Abortion. Spain: the keys to the controversy].

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    For many years, illegal abortion has been denounced in Spain. The estimate of 300,000 abortions annually is widely quoted but poorly founded in fact. Weekend "charters" to London and Amsterdam for women seeking abortions have been commented upon, denounced, and caricatured. The evidence indicates that abortions occur in Spain despite their illegality, just as they occur in every other country and have always occurred. Poor women abort in a poor way, with traditional healers, while rich women abort in a rich way, with physicians. "Charters" are the solution of the middle class. Proposed legislation in Spain would permit abortion on 3 grounds: rape, fetal malformation, and risk to the woman's life if the pregnancy continued. Excesses have been committed both by those opposing abortion and by those struggling for liberalization of laws. Defenders of abortion, such as radical feminists, appear to forget that abortion is a medical procedure with possible dangerous psychophysical consequences, and that preventive measures such as sex education and diffusion of contraception or social measures such as assistance for unwed mothers and their children would be preferrable to abortion. There is the question of whether medical personnel should be excused from assisting in abortions on grounds of conscience and whether those who do assist in abortions automatically become "progressive" by doing so. The staunchest defenders of fetal life are not moved to contribute anything beyond words to improvement of the plight of the many millions of already born who live in miserable conditions of hunger and want. Abortion is a violent act against the fetus and the pregnant woman. Its criminalization is a violent act against the woman and a social intrusion into matters better left to personal ethics. The government which proposes abortion on a few grounds fails to initiate a program to promote life through social protection of single mothers and their children or of families in general

  1. O movimento de retorno ao sujeito e a abordagem das representações sociais The return to the notion of subject and the approach of social representations

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    Full Text Available O artigo constata, nas ciências sociais, um retorno à noção de sujeito capaz de inspirar uma nova abordagem da subjetividade no campo de estudo das representações sociais. Após um exame dos momentos que significaram a morte e a ressurreição da noção de sujeito, são abordados os principais temas que caracterizaram a sua reintegração na História, na Sociologia e na Antropologia. Esses temas permitem descartar o risco de uma visão solipsista no exame da parte subjetiva das representações sociais. Para esse fim, um esquema tripartite é proposto, relacionando a gênese e as funções das representações sociais a três esferas (subjetiva, intersubjetiva e transubjetiva e ilustrado por uma análise dos debates relativos ao célebre episódio das caricaturas de Maomé. As reflexões finais propõem que o estudo das representações sociais se oriente para as relações entre pensamento e mudança social.The article notes a return, in social sciences, to the notion of subject likely to lead to a new approach of subjectivity in the field of study of social representations. After an examination of the moments that have signified the death and resurrection of the notion of subject, it develops the different themes characterizing the reintegration of this notion in history, sociology and anthropology. These themes allow to rule out the risk of a solipsist vision in the treatment of the subjective part of social representations. For that purpose, a schema is proposed, relating the genesis and the functions of social representations to three spheres (subjective, inter-subjective, trans-subjective, and illustrated by an analysis of the debates concerning the famous Mahomet's caricatures affair. The final remarks claim to orient the study of social representations towards the relations between thinking and social change.

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

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    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

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

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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

  4. Diversité des styles et unité de la sociologie

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    Full Text Available La sociologie et plus largement les sciences sociales font maintenant partie du dispositif symbolique des sociétés modernes et démocratiques. L’article part des trois manières habituelles de définir l’utilité de la sociologie : l’expertise, la critique et enfin l’ambition interventionniste. Ces registres sont très largement caricaturaux. Pour l’auteur, le rôle de la sociologie tient moins aux intentions des sociologues qu’à la nature des vecteurs et des « marchés » qui établissent des liens entre la sociologie est ses usagers. Il y aurait intérêt à étudier sociologiquement les mécanismes de l’entrée de la sociologie dans le débat public. La sociologie en effet ne va pas très bien. La capacité d’auto-organisation de notre monde professionnel est très faible. Or la diversité des styles professionnels et des manières de faire de la sociologie est une richesse pour essayer de définir ce que pourrait être un embryon de professionnalisme.Diversity of styles and unity of sociologySociology and more broadly social sciences are now part of a symbolic system of modern and democratic societies. This article starts from three usual ways to define sociology’s utility: expertise, criticism, and finally interventionist’s ambition. These categories are largely caricatural. For the author, the role of sociology is less about the sociologists’ intentions but more about the nature of the vectors and of the “markets” that establishes links between sociology and its users. There would be interest in studying sociologically the mechanisms of the entry of sociology in the public debate. In fact, sociology is not going really well. The ability to self-organize of our professional world is weak. Yet the diversity of professional styles and ways of doing sociology is an asset in trying to define what could be an embryo of professionalism.Diversidad de estilos y unidad de la sociologíaLa sociología y el conjunto de

  5. 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

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

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    Jean-Pierre Cavaillé

    2007-07-01

    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. 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” (

  8. La caricatura política desde un siglo XXI iberoamericano. Una historia cultural del tiempo presente

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    Langue, Frédérique

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available In an adverse context for freedom of thought in the so called public sphere, and from the perspective of the history of present time, this study explores the sense that is supposed to have in Latin America one of the “recent disasters” as was the attack against the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in France. Political caricature appears to be the expression of a traumatic experience and a shared political culture through both republican and democratic practices. However, on a continent democratized but still grappling with memory and the traumatic past of dictatorships, this imaginary is also strongly questioned by authoritarian ideological options. A figure hovers in both positions (democratic and authoritarian as well and impacts on related imaginary: the victims figure, which within this relationship to the past or regime of historicity, not only replace “the era of witnesses” exemplified by the history of present time but also are integrated into an instrumentalized regime of emotions finally leading to a skewed view of history.En una coyuntura adversa a la libertad de opinión en el espacio público tanto en Europa como en América Latina y desde la perspectiva de la historia del tiempo presente, este estudio analiza el significado que habrá tenido desde y para América Latina una de las “últimas catástrofes” como lo fue el atentado en contra del periódico satírico Charlie Hebdo en París en enero de 2015. La caricatura política aparece en efecto como el revelador no sólo de un acontecer traumático sino también de una cultura política compartida a través de unas prácticas republicanas y democráticas. Ahora bien, el imaginario político que conlleva se ve cuestionado y hasta rebatido por opciones ideológicas autoritarias en un continente democratizado pero que se enfrenta todavía con unas memorias divididas o con el pasado traumático de las dictaduras. Una figura asoma en ambas posturas (la democrática y la

  9. Reklamlarda Karikatür Kullanımı: Piyale Örneği

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    Ayşe Binay Kurultay

    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 

  10. 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

  11. 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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    Bülent ARI

    2013-09-01

    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

  12. 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

  13. L’imagier franco-allemand du Monde et de la Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. Une rhétorique du Vivre-Ensemble

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    Juliette Charbonneaux

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available L’omniprésence et l’abondance des images associant en une figure dirigeants français et allemands dans les médias européens contemporains tendent à laisser penser que ce motif a toujours été là, disponible pour dire et écrire l’actualité. Pourtant, il semble peu probable qu’au sortir de la seconde guerre mondiale il en ait été de même. Dans cette perspective, l’article vise à déconstruire cet effet d’évidence en interrogeant le rôle et la place tenus par les images périodiques dans la construction et l’institution d’une figure du « vivre-ensemble » franco-allemand. Cette opération prend la forme d’une analyse socio-sémiotique : la réflexion porte à la fois sur les images — photographies et caricatures — et leurs légendes, sur leur agencement dans la page de journal et sur leurs conditions de production. La démarche procède également d’une double comparaison : en diachronie, dans un temps relativement long (de 1949 à 2012, et en synchronie, sur la base d’une confrontation de deux titres de presse quotidienne nationale de « référence », l’un français et l’autre allemand, Le Monde et la Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ. Une interrogation sur les conditions de possibilité de la présence de l’image dans ces deux périodiques permet d’abord de dégager combien la place de l’imagerie franco-allemande ne va pas de soi, mais résulte d’un processus de longue haleine. Toutefois, malgré défis et obstacles, à la fois techniques et idéologiques, la figure franco-allemande s’impose par le biais de la stabilisation de modèles de représentation qui en font un motif naturel et incontournable. Ainsi, des cadres éditoriaux pérennes favorisent son implantation et sa reconnaissance au quotidien. À l’intérieur de ces cadres, à la surface des images, la figuration de la ressemblance et de la proximité entre les dirigeants français et allemands contribue à forger la

  14. 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

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    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.

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

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    Kauffman, George B.

    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

  16. Fifty years of Jaynes-Cummings physics

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    Greentree, Andrew D.; Koch, Jens; Larson, Jonas

    2013-11-01

    This special issue commemorates the 50th anniversary of the seminal paper published by E T Jaynes and F W Cummings [1], the fundamental model which they introduced and now carries their names, and celebrates the remarkable host of exciting research on Jaynes-Cummings physics throughout the last five decades. The Jaynes-Cummings model has been taking the prominent stance as the 'hydrogen atom of quantum optics' [2]. Generally speaking, it provides a fundamental quantum description of the simplest form of coherent radiation-matter interaction. The Jaynes-Cummings model describes the interaction between a single electromagnetic mode confined to a cavity, and a two-level atom. Energy is exchanged between the field and the atom, which leads directly to coherent population oscillations (Rabi oscillations) and superposition states (dressed states). Being exactly solvable, the Jaynes-Cummings model serves as a most useful toy model, and as such it is a textbook example of the physicists' popular strategy of simplifying a complex problem to its most elementary constituents. Thanks to the simplicity of the Jaynes-Cummings model, this caricature of coherent light-matter interactions has never lost its appeal. The Jaynes-Cummings model is essential when discussing experiments in quantum electrodynamics (indeed the experimental motivation of the Jaynes-Cummings model was evident already in the original paper, dealing as it does with the development of the maser), and it has formed the starting point for much fruitful research ranging from ultra-cold atoms to cavity quantum electrodynamics. In fact, Jaynes-Cummings physics is at the very heart of the beautiful experiments by S Haroche and D Wineland, which recently earned them the 2012 Nobel Prize in physics. Indeed, as with most significant models in physics, the model is invoked in settings that go far beyond its initial framework. For example, recent investigations involving multi-level atoms, multiple atoms [3, 4], multiple

  17. Conflicten over Haagse stadsbeelden. Van Willemspark tot Spuiforum

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    Leo Oorschot

    2014-06-01

    transformations of 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

  18. Book review: The Sympathizer. A Vietnamese spy novel and the attempt to de-americanize our view on the war

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    Schmitz, Britta

    2018-03-01

    than to settle down for a most unglamorous life - in Hollywood of all places. And thus we see the former general opening up a shabby liquor store, selling cheap booze and fighting shoplifters instead of the Viet Cong. The captain on the other hand manages to secure a clerical position at Occidental College. There he is constantly confronted with the more or less subliminal racism from the head of the department, who sees him as a study object and constantly lectures him on what “the Orientals” are like. But the professor is hardly the only racist the captain encounters. Another splendid specimen is a foreign-policy expert, Dr. Richard Hedd, who in his book “Asian Communism and the Oriental Method of Destruction” delivers the “academic reasoning” for the war; his main thesis that Asians do not value life as Westerners do and therefore have to be combated. Interestingly enough, Dr. Hedd is not an American but an Englishman and thus some kind of meta-colonialistic spin doctor. Characters like Hedd and the professor are of course near-caricatures. However, reading the novel you might get the feeling that you have met all of those types in real life. One of the key scenes unfolds when the narrator is hired by an American director who is shooting a kind of “white-heroes-fighting-the-yellow-peril”-movie. The captain takes the job with the intention to “de-Americanize” the story of the film and to bring in some genuine Vietnamese input. However, he is being outsmarted by the director and epically fails. From there on things deteriorate even further for the captain. The war is far from being over in the refugee community and the ideologies demand more victims. The captain gets even more deeply entangled into a net of treachery and deception, eventually becoming a killer himself. Finally, he finds himself back in Vietnam on a suicide mission together with a ragtag troop of former South Vietnamese ready to reconquer the motherland. This ends of course in a