The Voice of the Past

The Voice of the Past

The Voice of the Past

Oral history gives history back to the people in their own words. And in giving a past, it also helps them towards a future of their own making. Oral history and life stories help to create a truer picture of the past and the changing present, documenting the lives and feelings of all kinds of people, many otherwise hidden from history. It explores personal and family relationships and uncovers the secret cultures of work. It connects public and private experience, and it highlights the experiences of migrating between cultures. At the same time it can bring courage to the old, meaning to communities, and contact between generations. Sometimes it can offer a path for healing divided communities and those with traumatic memories. Without it the history and sociology of our time would be poor and narrow. In this fourth edition of his pioneering work, fully revised with Joanna Bornat, Paul Thompson challenges the accepted myths of historical scholarship. He discusses the reliability of oral evidence in comparison with other sources and considers the social context of its development. He looks at the relationship between memory, the self and identity. He traces oral history through its own past and weighs up the recent achievements of a movement which has become international, with notably strong developments in North America, Europe, Australia, Latin America, South Africa and the Far East, despite resistance from more conservative academics. This new edition combines the classic text of The Voice of the Past with many new sections, including especially the worldwide development of different forms of oral history and the parallel memory boom, as well as discussions of theory in oral history and of memory, trauma and reconciliation. It offers a deep social and historical interpretation along with succinct practical advice on designing and carrying out a project, The Voice of the Past remains an invaluable tool for anyone setting out to use oral history and life stories to construct a more authentic and balanced record of the past and the present.

Speaking the Past

Speaking the Past

Speaking the Past

Child perspective is a symbolic narrative strategy that designs multilayered possibilities for meaning in ethnic writing. This book positions Asian American bildungsromane in the context of American writing about children, reading them through the lens of their narrators - the oftentimes dual child/adult perspective - to examine how narrative point of view nuances and shapes issues of personal, ethnic, and national positioning. This approach privileges the authors' narrative choices and engagement with genre, revealing how these critical writerly decisions construct texts that signify on multiple levels, and dialogue productively with other texts. Their interpretation and creative negotiation of the key elements of narrative perspective lead us to uncover aspects which are constitutive of the successful manipulation of narrative voice. The texts analyzed in this study demonstrate the flexibility of this narrative technique, and its usefulness as a critical tool though which important thematic issues - family, race, culture, war, assimilation, and language - may be deployed. Reading the way Asian American texts manipulate child perspective positions these texts within developing critical paradigms and allows the reader to examine the manner in which they influence the development of American literature and the theory that reads it.

Before the Voice of Reason

Before the Voice of Reason

Before the Voice of Reason

Provides a critique of reason, demanding that we take greater responsibility for nature and other people.

Voice from the Past

Voice from the Past

Voice from the Past

In 1971, when a scandal shook Soviet Belarus and threatened to bring down the highest-level leaders of the state, a new phrase began to circulate among the Belarusian people: Soon everyone knew the definition of a Boroda Casea secret pool of money and goods, siphoned from Consumer Union warehouses and used by senior officials, who didnt hesitate to spend the embezzled money on extravagances at a time when the average citizen was forced to stand in line just to buy bread. But what of the Boroda Case namesake? When the scandal broke, Matvey Boroda, a Consumer Union Chairman, found himself at the center of a trial that dominated headlines, destroyed lives, and, ultimately, sent Boroda to jail for ten years. From a KGB prison cell, Boroda pleaded with secretaries of the Communist Party to reexamine his role in what would become known as Case 92: While higher ranking officials had escaped prosecution, Boroda had become a scapegoat, serving time for the crimes of his superiors. The so-called first Godfather of the USSR, or a great but humble man who only wanted to be successful in his workwho was Matvey Boroda? The answer lies not in the files of Case 92, nor in the government workers testimonies, nor in the stories created by the media. The answer lies in these pages, where myth and truth intersect to create a Voice From the Past.

Now The Voice of One

Now  The Voice of One

Now The Voice of One

Written over several months Now: The Voice of One is a Native American spiritual book. (Note - She was able to read signs and symbols and, the birds would talk to her) Written with help from the spiritual realm this book shows synchronicities and perceptions in how we live our lives should we pay attention. Remaining in the present moment you will begin to see how everything is tied together. Like one voice, he who sees, hears, or feels can relate to the oneness in everyday life. In the moment. This book records what had happened to the writer, and she is confident of the material being true to form. Brothers and Sisters from around the world were in direct contact with her via the internet. And, whether or not it can be proven is not of importance. What is of importance is the coming together in unity of one voice. Where we stand shoulder to shoulder in support of the other in times of need. The messages are everywhere. Open your heart and you, too, will see that which is happening all around you.

Beckett Lacan and the Voice

Beckett  Lacan  and the Voice

Beckett Lacan and the Voice

The voice traverses Beckett’s work in its entirety, defining its space and its structure. Emanating from an indeterminate source situated outside the narrators and characters, while permeating the very words they utter, it proves to be incessant. It can alternatively be violently intrusive, or embody a calming presence. Literary creation will be charged with transforming the mortification it inflicts into a vivifying relationship to language. In the exploration undertaken here, Lacanian psychoanalysis offers the means to approach the voice’s multiple and fundamentally paradoxical facets with regards to language that founds the subject’s vital relation to existence. Far from seeking to impose a rigid and purely abstract framework, this study aims to highlight the singularity and complexity of Beckett’s work, and to outline a potentially vast field of investigation.

The Voice Catchers

The Voice Catchers

The Voice Catchers

Your voice as biometric data, and how marketers are using it to manipulate you Only three decades ago, it was inconceivable that virtually entire populations would be carrying around wireless phones wherever they went, or that peoples’ exact locations could be tracked by those devices. We now take both for granted. Even just a decade ago the idea that individuals’ voices could be used to identify and draw inferences about them as they shopped or interacted with retailers seemed like something out of a science fiction novel. Yet a new business sector is emerging to do exactly that. The first in-depth examination of the voice intelligence industry, The Voice Catchers exposes how artificial intelligence is enabling personalized marketing and discrimination through voice analysis. Amazon and Google have numerous patents pertaining to voice profiling, and even now their smart speakers are extracting and using voice prints for identification and more. Customer service centers are already approaching every caller based on what they conclude a caller’s voice reveals about that person’s emotions, sentiments, and personality, often in real time. In fact, many scientists believe that a person’s weight, height, age, and race, not to mention any illnesses they may have, can also be identified from the sound of that individual’s voice. Ultimately not only marketers, but also politicians and governments, may use voice profiling to infer personal characteristics for selfish interests and not for the benefit of a citizen or of society as a whole. Leading communications scholar Joseph Turow places the voice intelligence industry in historical perspective, explores its contemporary developments, and offers a clarion call for regulating this rising surveillance regime.

The Voice of God on Mount Sinai Rabbinic Commentaries on Exodus 20 1 in the Light of Sufi and Zen Buddhist

The Voice of God on Mount Sinai  Rabbinic Commentaries on Exodus 20 1 in the Light of Sufi and Zen Buddhist

The Voice of God on Mount Sinai Rabbinic Commentaries on Exodus 20 1 in the Light of Sufi and Zen Buddhist

He whole study is well-documented and extremely clearly exposed. Mariasusai Dhavamony, Gregorianum I concur a and welcome Neudecker's comparative approach as fundamentally sound and potentially fruitful.John Renard, Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations R. Neudecker's study, The Voice of God on Mount Sinaia I believe pioneered a new and promising field of interdisciplinary efforts in Judaism, Islam, (Christianity, ) and Buddhism with regard to religious philosophies of scriptural interpretation.Isaiah Teshima, Annual of the Japanese Biblical Institute a this publication merits the attention of the intercultural scholars, since it has widened the horizon of revealed texts by implication at least a Anand Amaladass, Satya Nilayam: Chennai Journal of Intercultural Philosophy Er (Neudecker) geht aus von den hochst interessanten rabbinischen Interpretationen...die eine ganze Theologie der Offenbarung umfassen konnten. a Ein ausserordentlich anregendes Werk aMichael von Bruck, Theologische Literaturzeitung a Il faut savoir gre a l'auteur d'avoir constitue un riche dossier et suggere une methode de lecture meditative capable d'ouvrir bien des portes. a A peine entame, le chantier semble prometteur.Jacques Scheuer, Revue Theologique de Louvain

Victims of the Voice

Victims of the Voice

Victims of the Voice

Victims of the Voice. A contemporary parable for anyone who wants to achieve, through direct experience, their full potential. The author, Vic Van Maren Jr. has an encounter with his muse Izy, an Idea. This powerful idea has existed in the space of breathing in and breathing out, feeling safe. He had avoided being usurped by the darkness of silence by hiding in the cracks of no time, observing the slow tedious tick of time. Boredom begins to slide into those crack of no time, squeezing to tighten it's grip. Boredom needed to eat and ideas were his favorite meal. Izy is afraid, yet refuses to be silent and has the audacity to express himself as an idea whose time. He chooses to speak himself into existence. His only path of escape is through the slow erupting volcano of darkness and silence, then past the thundering crack of boredom's piercing growl of hunger. He leaps into the space in the flicker of a moment ... into now. On his road to expressing himself he has encounters with other ideas. Doubt, Attitude, Belief, System, Anger, Opinion, Feelings, Resentment, Fear, Shame and Guilt threaten to stop him on his road to expressing himself, as an idea whose time has come. These encounters have tested his resolve and dimmed his glow of enthusiasm. He has heard the offerings of odd beliefs that caused confusion to run unrestrained, producing havoc in the minds of man. He also saw many secrets that were being withheld. He is determined to share those secrets by introducing the possibility that language, when spoken responsibly, has great power. Will Izy have the audacity to be who he is really meant to be, and will it be enough to keep him from becoming another victim of the voice?