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Invisible Criticism

Invisible Criticism
  • Author : Alan Nadel
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1991-03-01
  • Total pages :197
  • ISBN : 9781587291630
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Summary : In 1952 Ralph Ellison won the National Book Award for his Kafkaesque and claustrophobic novel about the life of a nameless young black man in New York City. Although Invisible Man has remained the only novel that Ellison published in his lifetime, it is generally regarded as one of the most important works of fiction in our century. This new reading of a classic work examines Ellison's relation to and critique of the American literary canon by demonstrating that the pattern of allusions in Invisible Man forms a literary-critical subtext which challenges the accepted readings of such major American authors as Emerson, Melville, and Twain. Modeling his argument on Foucault's analysis of the asylum, Nadel analyzes the institution of the South to show how it moved blacks from "enslavement" to "slavery" to "invisibility"—all in the interest of maintaining an organization of power based on racial caste. He then demonstrates the ways Ellison wrote in the modernist/surreal tradition to trace symbolically the history of blacks in America as they moved not only from the nineteenth century to the twentieth, and from the rural South to the urban North, but as they moved (sometimes unnoticed) through American fiction. It is on this latter movement that Nadel focuses his criticism, first demonstrating theoretically that allusions can impel reconsideration of the alluded-to text and thus function as a form of literary criticism, and then reading the specific criticism implied by Ellison's allusions to Emerson's essays and Lewis Mumford's The Golden Days, as well as to "Benito Cereno" and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Nadel also considers Ellison's allusions to Whitman, Eliot, Joyce, and the New Testament. Invisible Criticism will be of interest not only to students of American and Afro-American literature but also to those concerned about issues of literary theory, particularly in the areas of intertextual relationships, canonicity, and rehistoricism.

Invisible Man's Literary Heritage

Invisible Man's Literary Heritage
  • Author : Valerie Bonita Gray
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1978
  • Total pages :145
  • ISBN : 906203652X
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Invisible Genealogies

Invisible Genealogies
  • Author : Regna Darnell
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2001-01-01
  • Total pages :373
  • ISBN : 0803219156
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Summary : Invisible Genealogies is a landmark reinterpretation of the history of anthropology in North America. During the past two decades, theorizing by many American anthropologists has called for an "experimental moment" grounded in explicit self-reflexive scholarship and experimentation with alternate forms of presentation. Such postmodern anthropology has effectively downplayed connections with past luminaries in the field, whose scholarship is perceived to be uncomfortably colonialist and nonreflexive. Ironically, as the American Anthropological Association nears its one hundredth anniversary and interest in the history of the discipline is at an all-time high, that history has been effectively presented as removed from and irrelevant to the new generation. Invisible Genealogies offers an alternative, compelling vision of the development of anthropology in North America, one that emphasizes continuity rather than discontinuity from legendary founder Franz Boas to the present. Regna Darnell identifies key interpretive assumptions and practices that have persisted, sometimes in modified form, since the groundbreaking work of A. L. Kroeber, Boas, Ruth Benedict, Edward Sapir, Elsie Clews Parsons, Paul Radin, Benjamin Lee Whorf, and A. Irving Hallowell during the founding decades of anthropology. Also highlighted are the Americanist roots of postmodern anthropology and the work of innovative recent scholars like Claude Lävi-Strauss and Clifford Geertz.

The Invisible Flâneuse?

The Invisible Flâneuse?
  • Author : Aruna D'Souza,Tom McDonough
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2006
  • Total pages :185
  • ISBN : 0719067847
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Summary : This collection of essays revisits gender and urban modernity in nineteenth-century Paris in the wake of changes to the fabric of the city and social life. In rethinking the figure of the flâneur, the contributors apply the most current thinking in literature and urban studies to an examination of visual culture of the period, including painting, caricature, illustrated magazines, and posters. Using a variety of approaches, the collection re-examines the long-held belief that life in Paris was divided according to strict gender norms, with men free to roam in public space while women were restricted to the privacy of the domestic sphere.

New Essays on Invisible Man

New Essays on Invisible Man
  • Author : Robert G. O'Meally
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1988-03-25
  • Total pages :190
  • ISBN : 0521313694
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Summary : A collection of essays on Ralph Ellison's novel, Invisible Man.

Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man: A Reference Guide

Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man: A Reference Guide
  • Author : Michael D. Hill,Lena M. Hill
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2008-01-30
  • Total pages :208
  • ISBN : 9780313350900
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Summary : Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man is one of the most widely read works of African American literature. This book gives students a thorough yet concise introduction to the novel. Included are chapters on the creation of the novel, its plot, its historical and social contexts, the themes and issues it addresses, Ellison's literary style, and the critical reception of the work. Students will welcome this book as a guide to the novel and the concerns it raises. The volume offers a detailed summary of the plot of Invisible Man as well as a discussion of its origin. It additionally considers the social, historical, and political contexts informing Ellison's work, along with the themes and issues Ellison addresses. It explores Ellison's literary art and surveys the novel's critical reception. Students will value this book for what it says about Invisible Man as well as for its illumination of enduring social concerns.

Invisible Storytellers

Invisible Storytellers
  • Author : Sarah Kozloff
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1989-11-03
  • Total pages :180
  • ISBN : 0520909666
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Summary : "Let me tell you a story," each film seems to offer silently as its opening frames hit the screen. But sometimes the film finds a voice—an off-screen narrator—for all or part of the story. From Wuthering Heights and Double Indemnity to Annie Hall and Platoon, voice-over narration has been an integral part of American movies. Through examples from films such as How Green Was My Valley, All About Eve, The Naked City, and Barry Lyndon, Sarah Kozloff examines and analyzes voice-over narration. She refutes the assumptions that words should only play a minimal role in film, that "showing" is superior to "telling," or that the technique is inescapably authoritarian (the "voice of god"). She questions the common conception that voice-over is a literary technique by tracing its origins in the silent era and by highlighting the influence of radio, documentaries, and television. She explores how first-person or third-person narration really affects a film, in terms of genre conventions, viewer identification, time and nostalgia, subjectivity, and reliability. In conclusion she argues that voice-over increases film's potential for intimacy and sophisticated irony.

Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man

Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man
  • Author : John F. Callahan
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2004
  • Total pages :352
  • ISBN : 9780195145366
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Summary : The books that comprise the 'Casebooks in Criticism' series offer edited in-depth readings and critical notes and studies on the most important classic novels. This volume explores Ellison's 'Invisible Man'.

When Invisible Children Sing

When Invisible Children Sing
  • Author : Chi-Cheng Huang,Irwin A. Tang
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2006
  • Total pages :296
  • ISBN : 1414306164
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Summary : Expecting to treat some mildly ill children from the streets of Bolivia on a quick “service trip,” an idealistic young medical student gets more than he bargained for when he takes a year off from Harvard Medical School to work at an orphanage in La Paz. As he comes to know the children, and sees how they live, Chi Huang is drawn deeper and deeper into their complex and desperate lives. The doctor soon realizes that to truly help these children, he will have to follow the example of Jesus: live among them, love them in spite of their brokenness, and cling to his faith in God's goodness, even when it appears it is nowhere to be found. A true story that will inspire and challenge readers to greater faith and action. The book includes a Foreword by Harvard professor and world-renowned expert on the moral and spiritual development of children, Dr. Robert Coles.

The Invisible Dragon

The Invisible Dragon
  • Author : Dave Hickey
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2009-04-01
  • Total pages :123
  • ISBN : 9780226333182
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Summary : "With this revised and expanded edition, Hickey is back to fan the flames. More manifesto than polite discussion, more call to action than criticism, The Invisible Dragon aims squarely at the hyper-institutionalism that, in Hickey's view, denies the real pleasures that draw us to art in the first place. Deploying the artworks of Warhol, Raphael, Caravaggio, and Mapplethorpe and the writings of Ruskin, Shakespeare, Deleuze, and Foucault, Hickey takes on museum culture, arid academicism, sclerotic politics, and more - all in the service of making readers rethink the nature of art. A new introduction provides a context for earlier essays - what Hickey calls his "intellectual temper tantrums." A new essay, "American Beauty," concludes the volume with a historical argument that is a rousing paean to the inherently democratic nature of attention to beauty.".

Building the Invisible Quality Corporation

Building the Invisible Quality Corporation
  • Author : Kevin R. Maromonte
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1996
  • Total pages :207
  • ISBN : 1567200087
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Summary : Shows why the next step in the evolution of Total Quality Management is to abolish TQM departments and specialized "functions" and to disperse responsibility for quality management throughout the corporation, where it rightfully belongs and can be implemented most effectively.

The Invisible Web

The Invisible Web
  • Author : Christopher Barnes Sherman,Freekbass (Musician),Chris Sherman,Gary Price
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2001
  • Total pages :439
  • ISBN : 091096551X
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Summary : Discusses the use of online information resources and problems caused by dynamically generated Web pages, paying special attention to information mapping, assessing the validity of information, and the future of Web searching.

Invisible Man

Invisible Man
  • Author : Harold Bloom
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2009-01-01
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : 9781438114606
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Summary : Discusses the writing of Invisible man by Ralph Ellison. Includes critical essays on the work and a brief biography of the author.

Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man

Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man
  • Author : Harold Bloom
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2009
  • Total pages :215
  • ISBN : 9781438128726
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Summary : Presents a collection of interpretations of Ralph Ellison's novel, "Invisible man."

Invisible Politics

Invisible Politics
  • Author : Hanes Walton
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1985-01-01
  • Total pages :366
  • ISBN : 0873959663
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Summary : With a view that behavioralism has distorted perceptions of black political activity, Hanes Walton, Jr., here reformulates the assumptions of behavioralism to arrive at a more realistic understanding of the political actions of black Americans. Considering the cultural and historical events that have shaped black lives, Walton examines voting patterns, socialization, and the development of political opinion. his analysis of leadership includes not only legislative and judicial leaders, but also leaders of those organizations so influential in black political culture: civil rights, churches, and grassroots organizations. Whether he looks at how local politics have changed through the years of civil rights action or how blacks' ideas on foreign policy have developed, Walton provides a long-needed reassessment of the role of black participation in American politics.

Invisible Hand

Invisible Hand
  • Author : Andres Marroquin
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2002-09-01
  • Total pages :164
  • ISBN : 9781410202888
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Summary : Invisible Hand: The Wealth of Adam Smith covers the main events in the life of this brilliant theorist, and explores the intellectual propositions of the founder of modern economics.A useful introductory tool for everyone interested in the history and evolution of ideas, this book shows that Smith was as much a moral philosopher as an economist. His works, The Wealth of Nations and The Theory of Moral Sentiments, complement each other.Adam Smith built the basis for a sound tradition of thought that defends freedom and common sense. He explored and developed ideas that are as valid and valuable today as they were when he wrote them..Andris Marroqumn has a B.A. in Economics (Summa Cum Laude) from Universidad Francisco Marroqumn in Guatemala. His personal web site is at http: //www.andresmarroquin.com

Invisible City

Invisible City
  • Author : John I. Gilderbloom
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2009-02-17
  • Total pages :281
  • ISBN : 0292778929
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Summary : A legendary figure in the realms of public policy and academia, John Gilderbloom is one of the foremost urban-planning researchers of our time, producing groundbreaking studies on housing markets, design, location, regulation, financing, and community building. Now, in Invisible City, he turns his eye to fundamental questions regarding housing for the elderly, the disabled, and the poor. Why is it that some locales can offer affordable, accessible, and attractive housing, while the large majority of cities fail to do so? Invisible City calls for a brave new housing paradigm that makes the needs of marginalized populations visible to policy makers. Drawing on fascinating case studies in Houston, Louisville, and New Orleans, and analyzing census information as well as policy reports, Gilderbloom offers a comprehensive, engaging, and optimistic theory of how housing can be remade with a progressive vision. While many contemporary urban scholars have failed to capture the dynamics of what is happening in our cities, Gilderbloom presents a new vision of shelter as a force that shapes all residents.

Invisible Governance

Invisible Governance
  • Author : John Mathiason
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2007-01-01
  • Total pages :295
  • ISBN : 9781565492202
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Summary : International public servants and their far-reaching secretariats receive little press attention when nation-states take the spotlight in significant international events, which is why author John Mathiason and others commonly refer to them as invisible. But secretariats’ activities are constantly shaping the course of history with inspectors determining whether uranium enrichment in Iran is for peaceful purposes, maintaining surveillance on a possible bird flu epidemic (the World Health Organization), raising alarms about starvation in Zimbabwe (the World Food Programme), or passing judgment on former heads of state and military officers in the Balkans (the United Nations war crimes tribunal). Having served as a member of the United Nations Secretariat for 25 years, author John Mathiason offers a unique behind-the-scenes view, taking readers through of the life and duties of an international public servant. Through personal accounts and extensive knowledge of a variety of international organizations, Mathiason covers the implications of being an influential, but "invisible" entity. He charts the difficulties in documenting scope and accountability, the issues such as disarmament, human rights, and environmental protection that he encountered while serving at the secretariat and charts the history of these dynamic and expansive entities present in every crucial event of the past century. By looking at the international public sector as an actor in its own right, Invisible Governance provides a new perspective on the workings of the international system and tools and approaches for ensuring that the system works effectively and with accountability.

The Invisible Universe

The Invisible Universe
  • Author : Gerrit Verschuur
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2007-03-20
  • Total pages :156
  • ISBN : 9780387683607
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Summary : This is the story of radio astronomy, of how radio waves are generated by stars, supernova, quasars, colliding galaxies, and by the very beginnings of the universe itself. This revised book provides an update on the state of radio astronomy and those sections no longer regarded as cutting edge have been removed. With this book, aimed at a lay audience, you learn what astronomers are doing with those huge dishes. With each of these observatories, the scientists collect and analyze their data, "listening" to the radio signals from space, in order to learn what is out there, and perhaps even if someone else may be listening as well.

The Visible and the Invisible

The Visible and the Invisible
  • Author : Maurice Merleau-Ponty
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1968
  • Total pages :282
  • ISBN : 0810104571
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Summary : The Visible and the Invisible contains the unfinished manuscript and working notes of the book Merleau-Ponty was writing when he died. The text is devoted to a critical examination of Kantian, Husserlian, Bergsonian, and Sartrean method, followed by the extraordinary "The Intertwining--The Chiasm," that reveals the central pattern of Merleau-Ponty's own thought. The working notes for the book provide the reader with a truly exciting insight into the mind of the philosopher at work as he refines and develops new pivotal concepts.

Invisible

Invisible
  • Author : Pete Hautman
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2005-06-01
  • Total pages :149
  • ISBN : 9780689868009
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Summary : Doug and Andy are unlikely best friends--one a loner obsessed by his model trains, the other a popular student involved in football and theater--who grew up together and share a bond that nothing can sever.