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Author: D.B.D. Asker

Chapter Four It's a life: dogs with human barks The history of the relations between the races and between mankind and the other animals is in part a sub-theme of the history of the scientific classification of species and types. This exercise in taxonomy is very ancient but reached a high (or

In: Aspects of Metamorphosis
Author: Graham Huggan

history of global capital are inextricably enmeshed. These uncertainties are apparent to some degree in series like The Living Planet (1984), which ends with a sermonic endorsement of the development-oriented World Conservation Strategy; and The Life of Mammals (2002), which ends with a jeremiad on

In: The Semiotics of Animal Representations
Author: D.B.D. Asker

demon or a force for good but in either case the phenomenon of transformation plays a key part in the development of a human theme. Usually, this involves the fox-human inhabiting a nether world between earth, the bright world of life and creativity - the Yang or male element in the Chinese world

In: Aspects of Metamorphosis
Author: Sandra Mänty

animals. Dario Martinelli points out that the daily life of humans is rich in encounters with animals ((Martinelli 2007: 224). Whether there is interaction with real, living animals, animal products or animal representations, all humans encounter animals in their immediate surroundings. This is

In: The Semiotics of Animal Representations

dimensions - the feelings of depression, hopelessness, and loss of control that appear to lead some young people to see suicide as an alternative to a debilitating emotional life. Suicide narratives, told in suicide notes or in the stories of survivors, capture this private torment. But suicide also has

In: Dying and Death
Author: C.C. Barfoot

motivated Canning and his friends, without doubt the result was a work of literary stature and aesthetic merit, as a whole and not just in parts. The Anti-Jacobin still engages one's imagination by helping to create a coherent view of the world, at a particular time and place, which has resonance still

In: Tropes of Revolution
Author: Laura Cruz

believe in such ideas? Jacob’s story is lost to us. Similarly, we will never know if Adriaentje just tragically slipped off a pathway and fell into the canal below her or if she deliberately threw herself into the waters to escape the despondency of her life, hoping that drowning would protect her

In: Dying and Death
Author: Kapka Kassabova

, concluding that, unlike many migrants, she takes a strange kind of comfort from not being tied to a single location. Being displaced, she says, serves as a motivating factor in her creativity. She explains that she uses Bulgarian and English for different purposes and in different aspects of her life

In: Creativity in Exile

. Camus’s preferred authentic response requires awareness of the absurd; living life in the face of our fate; affirming life through a resilient attitude and indefatigable exercise of agency, maximizing life’s intensity; and dying without final reconciliation. For Camus, the myth of Sisyphus portrays the

In: Is Human Life Absurd? A Philosophical Inquiry into Finitude, Value, and Meaning

our view of the drives: from a source of progress and change, they are now viewed as agents of conservation and repetition. “A drive is an urge inherent in organic life to restore an earlier state of things which the living entity has been obliged to abandon under the pressure of external

In: Territories of Evil