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Said, Edward W.
A 'beginning,' especially as embodied in much modern thought, is its own method, Edward Said argues in this classic treatise on the role of the intellectual and the goal of criticism. Distinguishing between 'origin', which is divine, mythical, and privileged, and 'beginning,' which is secular and humanly produced, Said traces the ramifications and diverse understandings of the concept of beginning through history. A beginning is a first step in the intentional production of meaning and the production of difference from preexisting traditions. It authorizes subsequent texts - it both enables them and limits what is acceptable. Drawing on the insights of Vico, Valery, Nietzsche, Saussure, Levi-Strauss, Husserl, and Foucault, Said recognizes the novel as the major attempt in Western literary culture to give beginnings an authorizing function in experience, art, and knowledge.Scholarship should see itself as a beginning - as a uniting of theory and practice. Said's insistence on a criticism that is humane and socially responsible is what makes "Beginnings" a book about much more than writing: it is about imagination and action as well as the constraints on freedom and invention that come from human intention and the method of its fulfillment. 414pp. N.B. Previous owners inscription to ffep.
Columbia University Press, 1985, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. Reprint. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 023105937X
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Inventory #24689
Price: £ 12.50 GBP ($ 16.13 approx. - € 13.81 approx.)
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Nagel, Stuart
Writing to expand the study of peace the author examines both international peace and domestic peace by covering such topics as: International dispute resolution;criminal justice and drug-related crime reduction; economic issues; voter turn-out; class and discrimination. 209pp. Illustrated with occasional charts.
Nova Science Publishers Inc., 2002, Cloth/Laminated Boards, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 1590332067
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Inventory #18519
Price: £ 10.00 GBP ($ 12.90 approx. - € 11.05 approx.)
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Bhattacherje,S.B.
N.B. Bump to head of spine and D/J spine. India, in this chronology of events, stands for the country as it is today and as it was before the Partition in 1947. It takes off from 1424 BC, the year widely accepted by historians as that of the Battle of Mahabharata. Until the end of the 17th century, it mostly covers historical events with reference to matters concerning religion as well as the lives of luminaries. Divided into four parts, the encyclopaedia contains: a chronology of events, year wise, with cross-references to other years; arrangement of the events by calendar dates; a list of important dynasties; and, a full index section.
New Dawn Press, 2006, Cloth/Laminated Boards, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: Very Good. Fifth Revised Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 193270549X
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Inventory #15300
Price: £ 15.00 GBP ($ 19.35 approx. - € 16.58 approx.)
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Felski, Rita
N.B.Some underlining.Previous owner's name on ffep.
Harvard Common Press, 1995, Paperback, Book Condition: Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0674341945
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Inventory #26199
Price: £ 7.50 GBP ($ 9.68 approx. - € 8.29 approx.)
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Amos, Robert and Wong, Kileasa
Victoria's Chinatown is Canada's oldest Chinese neighbourhood and has a lineage unbroken since 1858. With large-format colour photos and photocollages, Robert Amos and Kileasa Wong take you behind the doors of the 29 private clubs that make up the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association. You'll see the gilded altars, antique art and ornate furniture that grace these meeting halls. Through stunning pictures and text in both Chinese and English, you will meet the club members and take an inside look at the culture of this complex community. "Inside Chinatown" is sure to become a landmark publication chronicling the vibrant heritage of Chinese Canadians. 151pp.
TouchWood Editions, 2009, Cloth, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: Like New. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 9781894898911
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Inventory #21852
Price: £ 20.00 GBP ($ 25.80 approx. - € 22.10 approx.)
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