The Memory of Bones

The Memory of Bones

But is it possible for us, embodied as we are in a particular time and place, to know how people of long ago thought about the body and its experiences? In this groundbreaking book, three leading experts on the Classic Maya (ca.

Author: Stephen Houston

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292756182

Category: Social Science

Page: 334

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All of human experience flows from bodies that feel, express emotion, and think about what such experiences mean. But is it possible for us, embodied as we are in a particular time and place, to know how people of long ago thought about the body and its experiences? In this groundbreaking book, three leading experts on the Classic Maya (ca. AD 250 to 850) marshal a vast array of evidence from Maya iconography and hieroglyphic writing, as well as archaeological findings, to argue that the Classic Maya developed a coherent approach to the human body that we can recover and understand today. The authors open with a cartography of the Maya body, its parts and their meanings, as depicted in imagery and texts. They go on to explore such issues as how the body was replicated in portraiture; how it experienced the world through ingestion, the senses, and the emotions; how the body experienced war and sacrifice and the pain and sexuality that were intimately bound up in these domains; how words, often heaven-sent, could be embodied; and how bodies could be blurred through spirit possession. From these investigations, the authors convincingly demonstrate that the Maya conceptualized the body in varying roles, as a metaphor of time, as a gendered, sexualized being, in distinct stages of life, as an instrument of honor and dishonor, as a vehicle for communication and consumption, as an exemplification of beauty and ugliness, and as a dancer and song-maker. Their findings open a new avenue for empathetically understanding the ancient Maya as living human beings who experienced the world as we do, through the body.
Categories: Social Science

Memory of Bones

Memory of Bones

The head of Francisco Goya was stolen from his tomb in the wake of his death.

Author: Alex Connor

Publisher: Quercus

ISBN: 9781623655945

Category: Fiction

Page: 505

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The head of Francisco Goya was stolen from his tomb in the wake of his death. No one has ever known what happened to it.The most valuable--and dangerous--relic the world has even known. When the art historian, Leon Golding, finds Goyaâ??s skull his rivals gather: a ruthless female collector in New York; an immoral scion of the notorious Ortega family; and a killer hired by the most dangerous man in London. All of them are after the skull--and the man who has it.
Categories: Fiction

Can These Bones Live

Can These Bones Live

Fundamentally concerned with the means by which translation ensures the afterlife of literary and cultural texts, this book examines multiple processes of translation, temporal and spatial, through acts of intercultural exchange and ...

Author: Bella Brodzki

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804755426

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 250

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Fundamentally concerned with the means by which translation ensures the afterlife of literary and cultural texts, this book examines multiple processes of translation, temporal and spatial, through acts of intercultural exchange and intergenerational transmission.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Down Along with That Devil s Bones

Down Along with That Devil s Bones

ESSENTIAL ANTIRACIST READING “We can no longer see ourselves as minor spectators or weary watchers of history a­fter finishing this astonishing work of nonfiction.” —Kiese Laymon, author of Heavy In Down Along with That Devil’s ...

Author: Connor Towne O'Neill

Publisher: Algonquin Books

ISBN: 9781643751108

Category: History

Page: 272

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“We can no longer see ourselves as minor spectators or weary watchers of history a­fter finishing this astonishing work of nonfiction.” —Kiese Laymon, author of Heavy In Down Along with That Devil’s Bones, journalist Connor Towne O’Neill takes a deep dive into American history, exposing the still-raging battles over monuments dedicated to one of the most notorious Confederate generals, Nathan Bedford Forrest. Through the lens of these conflicts, O’Neill examines the legacy of white supremacy in America, in a sobering and fascinating work sure to resonate with readers of Tony Horwitz, Timothy B. Tyson, and Robin DiAngelo. When O’Neill first moved to Alabama, as a white Northerner, he felt somewhat removed from the racism Confederate monuments represented. Then one day in Selma, he stumbled across a group of citizens protecting a monument to Forrest, the officer who became the first Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan and whom William Tecumseh Sherman referred to as “that devil.” O’Neill sets off to visit other disputed memorials to Forrest across the South, talking with men and women who believe they are protecting their heritage, and those who have a different view of the man’s poisonous history. O’Neill’s reporting and thoughtful, deeply personal analysis make it clear that white supremacy is not a regional affliction but is in fact coded into the DNA of the entire country. Down Along with That Devil’s Bones presents an important and eye-opening account of how we got from Appomattox to Charlottesville, and where, if we can truly understand and transcend our past, we could be headed next.
Categories: History

Memory Bones

Memory Bones

In the earliest years of the nineteenth century, as Napoleon Bonaparte's war ships patrol the English coastline, Mary Anning spends her days scouring the cliffs near her Dorset home.

Author: Melaina Faranda


ISBN: 1442524790

Category: Children's stories, New Zealand

Page: 124

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Mary Anning spends her days scouting the Dorset cliffs near her home for fossils which she can sell to help feed her family. Her father is seriously ill, her mother depressed after losing too many children, and the war with Napolean Bonaparte has driven the price of bread beyond their reach. Mary's determination to find a way to save her family is finally rewarded one day when she discovers an entire skeleton of a creature never seen before - Icthyosaur. First person recount. Suggested level: primary, intermediate.
Categories: Children's stories, New Zealand

The Memory Keeper s Daughter

The Memory Keeper s Daughter

These bones ran parallel; the greatest danger was that, in healing, the two might
fuse together. He flipped on the ... She had died at age twelve, and by now she
was nothing but the memory of love—nothing, now, but bones. And his daughter

Author: Kim Edwards

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101010940

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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A #1 New York Times bestseller by Kim Edwards, The Memory Keeper’s Daughter is a brilliantly crafted novel of parallel lives, familial secrets, and the redemptive power of love Kim Edwards’s stunning novel begins on a winter night in 1964 in Lexington, Kentucky, when a blizzard forces Dr. David Henry to deliver his own twins. His son, born first, is perfectly healthy, but the doctor immediately recognizes that his daughter has Down syndrome. Rationalizing it as a need to protect Norah, his wife, he makes a split second decision that will alter all of their lives forever. He asks his nurse, Caroline, to take the baby away to an institution and never to reveal the secret. Instead, she disappears into another city to raise the child herself. So begins this beautifully told story that unfolds over a quarter of a century—in which these two families, ignorant of each other, are yet bound by the fateful decision made that winter night long ago. A family drama, The Memory Keeper’s Daughter explores every mother's silent fear: What would happen if you lost your child and she grew up without you? It is also an astonishing tale of love and how the mysterious ties that hold a family together help us survive the heartache that occurs when long-buried secrets are finally uncovered. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Categories: Fiction

Bones of Contention

Bones of Contention

The book gives a specific understanding also of the relationship between nationalism and religion in the post-communist period, by analyzing the recent canonization of Levski.

Author: Marii?a Nikolaeva Todorova

Publisher: Central European University Press

ISBN: 9639776246

Category: History

Page: 600

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A historical study, taking as its narrative focus the life, death and posthumous fate of Vasil Levski (1837-1873), arguably the major and only uncontested hero of the Bulgarian national pantheon. The main title refers to the "thick description" of the reburial controversy during the final phase of communist Bulgaria, which centered on the search for Levski's bones. The book gives a specific understanding also of the relationship between nationalism and religion in the post-communist period, by analyzing the recent canonization of Levski. The processes described, although with a chronological depth of almost two centuries, are still very much in the making, and the living archive expands not only in size but with the constant addition of surprising new forms they take. At another level, the book engages in a variety of general theoretical questions. It offers insights into the problems of history and memory: the question of public, social or collective memory; the nature of national memory in comparison to other types of memory; the variability of memory over time and social space; alternative memories; memory's techniques like commemorations, the mechanism of creating and transmitting memory.
Categories: History

On the Bones of the Serpent

On the Bones of the Serpent

Person, Memory, and Mortality in Sabarl Island Society Debbora Battaglia. Nine
On a Concluding Note In these pages I have shifted the focus of mortuary
analysis away from the dead and their survivors as separate social categories
and ...

Author: Debbora Battaglia

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226038890

Category: Social Science

Page: 253

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Sabarl island—created, in myth, from the bones of a serpent—is a coral atoll in the Louisiade archipelago of Papua New Guinea. The Sabarl speak of themselves as true "islanders": persons separated from the means of both physical and social survival. The Sabarl struggle for continuity—of the physical and social person and of social relations, of cultureal values, of paternal influence in a matrilineal society—is the subject of Debbora Battaglia's sensitive ethnography of loss and reconstruction: the first major work on cultural responses to mortality in the southern Massim culture area and an important contribution to studies of personhood in Melanesia. The creative focus of Sabarl cultural life is a series of mortuary feasts and rituals known as segaiya. In assembling and disassembling commemorative food and objects in segaiya exchanges, Sabarl also assemble and disassemble the critical social relations such objects stand for. These commemorative acts create a collective memory yet also a collective experience of forgetting social bonds that are of no future use to the living. Sabarl anticipate this disaggregation in patterns of everyday life, which reveal the importance of categorical distinctions mapped in beliefs about the physical and metaphysical person. Using remembrance and forgetting as an analytic lens, Battaglia is able to ask questions critical to understanding Melanesian social process. One of the "new ethnographies" addressing the limits of ethnographic representation and the fragmented nature of knowledge from an indigenous perspective, her finely wrought study explores the dynamics of cultural practices in which decontruction is integral to construction, allowing a new perspective on the ephermeral nature of sociality in Melanesia and new insight into the efficacy of cultural images more generally.
Categories: Social Science

Anatomy and Physiology 2007 Ed 2007 Edition

Anatomy and Physiology  2007 Ed 2007 Edition

Metatarsal bones Medial cuneiform bone Navicular bone Calcaneus Talus
Trochlea ( of talus ) Phalanges Cuboid ... To remember the names of the tarsal
bones in the order presented , try the memory aid “ Tom Can Control Not Much In
Life .


Publisher: Rex Bookstore, Inc.

ISBN: 9712348075



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Memory A Very Short Introduction

Memory  A Very Short Introduction

This seems especially likely to happen when a memory is told and retold, with
different influences present at each time of ... The memory that we assemble may
contain some actual elements of the past (i.e. some real bones), but – taken as a

Author: Jonathan K. Foster

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192806758

Category: Philosophy

Page: 142

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This Very Short Introduction brings together the latest research in neuroscience and psychology - weaving in case-studies, anecdotes, literature, and philosophy - to explore and explain the science of memory - how it works, and why we can't live without it.
Categories: Philosophy

The Tower of Bones

The Tower of Bones

To memory, unbidden, came a beautiful morning, early, under a summer's sky.
Alan was waiting for her. He was astride his bicycle, outside the gates. With a
mixture of terror and grief she held tight to that memory, that one brief moment of

Author: Frank P. Ryan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781780877419

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 559

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Four young people have slipped from our world into the enchanted land of Tír in this 'epic adventure that just does not stop!' (Glenda A. Bixler on Authorsden), where they must face a malicious demigod and an evil witch. Alan, Kate, Mark and Mo could be an enormous force for good in this beautiful but war-torn, deeply oppressed world - but one of their number has been kidnapped and one lost, and one is changing almost beyond recognition. It's up to Alan to reunite them and restore their strength - but the Great Witch Olc, scheming in her Tower of Bones, has resurrected the malicious demigod Fangorath to use for her own evil ends, and she is planning to lure Alan into a trap. Millions are depending on them, but they're not just fighting for one world any more . . .
Categories: Young Adult Fiction

Servant of the Bones

Servant of the Bones

Out of memory, like a comet came a face I knew and loved. Hundreds of years
were bridged in a moment. This was the face of Samuel, of whom I've told you.
Samuel of Strasbourg. This was the Master who had sold me for his children as I
had ...

Author: Anne Rice

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780307575906

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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In a new and major novel, the creator of fantastic universes o vampires and witches takes us now into the world of Isaiah and Jeremiah, and the destruction of Solomon's Temple, to tell the story of Azriel, Servant of the Bones. He is ghost, genii, demon, angel--pure spirit made visible. He pours his heart out to us as he journeys from an ancient Babylon of royal plottings and religious upheavals to Europe of the Black Death and on to the modern world. There he finds himself, amidst the towers of Manhattan, in confrontation with his own human origins and the dark forces that have sought to condemn him to a life of evil and destruction. From the Hardcover edition.
Categories: Fiction

Walking on the Bones

Walking on the Bones

What a melting memory, of syrupy substances, and butterflies, and yeah great
sensation. Well, truth was, if the memory of the sex was fading, yeah, it did, it was,
at least he remembered the sweet arrangements. He always made tiptop ...

Author: Joyce Engelson

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781477117828

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

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Joyce Engelson surely knows what shes writing about in Walking on the Bones as she spent 30 years as editor-in-chiefat top traditional publishers, editing and acquiring in all the genres. Shes worked with Richard Condon (who called her the smartest girl in town!), Norman Cousins, Heywood Hale Broun, Irving Howe, Samuel Shem (House of God), Gael Green, Ishmael Reed, Baxter Black (renowned cowboy poet and novelist,) Max Frisch, Myron Sharaf, Hettie Jones, Chandler Brossard and thatswell only the tip of the iceberg in a working career filled with many highlights. She acquired and edited: first contemporary comic captions book (Captions Courageous); the now famous Prizzi series by Richard Condon; one of the best selling sex therapy volumes of the 70s, Making Love, How To Be Your Own Sex Therapist; first successful Assertive Training volume: the multi-million-copy When I Say No, I Feel Guilty (still in print); and the wildly successful medical novel The House of God (four million copies, 28th anniversary). She is herself the author of two novels -- The Silent Slain (mystery) and Mountain of Villainy and many short stories published in Playboy (First woman published!) ,Atlantic Monthly, Quarterly Review of Literature, Quixote
Categories: Fiction

Dragon Bones

Dragon Bones

But when a two-thousand year old relic from her past resurfaces, Nia isn't sure if the story connected to it is one she wants told to the world.

Author: Ines Johnson

Publisher: Those Johnson Girls


Category: Fiction

Page: 330

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Sure, I can rock a tank top and ponytail while collecting ancient relics, but don’t call me a tomb raider. I knew the guy who built the pyramids… and I mean in the biblical sense. Archaeologist, fashionista, and an ancient immortal with a serious memory problem, Dr. Nia Rivers has spent the last few centuries filling in the blanks of her past, all while outrunning dark assassins and stealing brief moments alone with Zane, her immortal lover. But when a two-thousand year old relic from her past resurfaces, Nia isn't sure if the story connected to it is one she wants told to the world. The fact that Tres Mohandis, a fellow immortal and Nia’s greatest rival, is determined to develop the land and bury the site before Nia can excavate it suggests some dark history lies hidden in the site. Worse, Nia is beginning to realize that she doesn’t dislike the broody billionaire land developer as much as she remembers. Letting Tres have his way might be best for Nia, especially when the truth might expose a horrific crime from Nia's past—one with her name written all over it. But don’t all stories deserve to be told? Even the ugliest ones. Even if it proves she’s not at all who she thinks she is. Get this hot urban fantasy featuring spine-tingling adventure, twists on historical mysteries, and thrilling romance, where Tomb Raider meets Indiana Jones—and they live forever!
Categories: Fiction

Bones of the Night

Bones of the Night

How was I going to banish the memory of that night? The still air spoke of future
misfortunes. The ground that had absorbed the Savior's sweat also absorbed
footprints and scornful shouts. There were abundant witnesses in the silvery
mooned ...

Author: Elvio René

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 9781449780319

Category: Fiction

Page: 238

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Matthew, an apostle of Jesus, relates a first-person account of what transpired on Thursday, the fourteenth day of Nisan, as well as the agonizing events of Friday, the fifteenth, in Jerusalem. Nisan is the first month of the Jewish year; it is when the meadows turn green once again and when Passover is celebrated. It is the month when barley and flax are harvested. Matthew, through a powerful recreation of events, describes that atmosphere that surrounded the Master and his disciples, starting with Sunday, the tenth day of Nisan, when Jerusalem’s joyful inhabitants proclaimed Jesus the Messiah. The novel offers a minutely detailed description of first-century Jerusalem—its temple, huge and overpowering; the commerce that was carried out behind its walls; its ideologically divided citizenry; and the totally insurmountable customs of the ruling class, the priests who forced the outcome on that Friday. These are the dramatic hours during which the judgment of Jesus is reproduced, as well as the efforts of Herod and Pontius Pilate to rid themselves of the responsibility of having to condemn the Savior and his merciless torture and execution. The human nature of what transpires in this book enters the reader’s mind during the scenes of the apostles at the Passover supper. The supper is depicted as an astonishing event, in a way that is different from what art and legend has instilled in us over the course of many centuries. The reader will become familiar with Genesareth Lake, the Mount of Olives’ diverse forest, the pain experienced in the garden of Gethsemane, the harsh torture at Golgotha, and Samaria’s dusty roads, realizing just how terrifying that Thursday night in Jerusalem, shrouded in shadows, was as the patrols carried out their search for Jesus.
Categories: Fiction

When Blood and Bones Cry Out

When Blood and Bones Cry Out

The meditative songs also explore the importance of place, the memory and
revisiting of locations, vividly available, of the once known, and the seamless
moving between the past and the present. As numerous biographers note, many
of ...

Author: John Paul Lederach

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199912223

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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Around the world communities that have suffered the trauma of unspeakable violence--in Liberia, Somalia, West Africa, Columbia, and elsewhere--are struggling to recover and reconcile, searching for ways not just to survive but to heal. In When Blood and Bones Cry Out, John Paul Lederach, a pioneer of peace-building, and his daughter, Angela Jill Lederach, show how communities can recover and reconnect through the power of making music, creating metaphors, and telling their extraordinary stories of suffering and survival. Instead of relying on more common linear explanations of healing and reconciliation, the Lederachs demonstrate how healing is circular, dynamic, and continuing, even in the midst of ongoing violence. They explore the concept of "social healing," a profoundly important intermediary step between active warfare and reconciliation. Social healing focuses on the lived experience of those who have suffered protracted violence and their need to give voice to that experience, both individually and collectively. Giving voice, speaking the unspeakable, in words and sounds that echo throughout traumatized communities, can have enormous healing power. Indeed, the Lederachs stress the remarkable effects of sound and vibration through tales of Tibetan singing bowls, Van Morrison's transcendent lyrics, the voices of mothers in West Africa, and their own personal journeys. And they include inspiring stories of transformation: a mass women's protest movement in Liberia that forces leaders to keep negotiating until a peace agreement is signed; elders in Somalia who walk between warring clans year after year to encourage dialogue; former child soldiers who run drum workshops and grow gardens in refugee camps; and rape victims in Sierra Leone who express their pain in poetry. With equal measures of insight and compassion, When Blood and Bones Cry Out offers a promising new approach to healing traumatized communities.
Categories: Political Science

Social Bioarchaeology

Social Bioarchaeology

... in Late- and Post-Communist Yugoslavia. In Memory, History and Opposition ...
Houston, S. D., D. Stuart, and K. Taube 2006 The Memory of Bones: Body, Being,
and Experience Among the Classic Maya. Austin: University of Texas Press.

Author: Sabrina C. Agarwal

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 144439052X

Category: Social Science

Page: 496

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Illustrates new methodological directions in analyzing human social and biological variation Offers a wide array of research on past populations around the globe Explains the central features of bioarchaeological research by key researchers and established experts around the world
Categories: Social Science

Bag of Bones

Bag of Bones

It was as if the heart had been burned out of her and the sadness which
remained was just another ghost, the memory of love haunting the bones of hate.
And how her laughing teeth leered. Sara raised her arms over her head and this
time ...

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780684835419

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

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Set in the fictional town of Castle Rock, Maine From #1 New York Times bestselling author Stephen King, a powerful tale of grief, of love's enduring bonds, and the haunting secrets of the past. Set in the Maine territory King has made mythic, Bag of Bones recounts the plight of forty-year-old bestselling novelist Mike Noonan, who is unable to stop grieving following the sudden death of his wife Jo, and who can no longer bear to face the blank screen of his computer. Now his nights are plagued by vivid nightmares, all set at the Maine summerhouse he calls Sara Laughs. Despite these dreams, or perhaps because of them, Mike returns to the lakeside getaway. There he finds his beloved Yankee town held in the grip of a powerful millionaire, Max Devore, who will do anything to take his three-year-old granddaughter away from her widowed young mother. As Mike is drawn into their struggle, as he falls in love with both mother and child, he is also drawn into the mystery of Sara Laughs, now the site of ghostly visitations, ever-escalating nightmares, and the sudden recovery of his writing ability. What are the forces that have been unleashed here—and what do they want of Mike Noonan? First published in 1998, Bag of Bones was an instant #1 New York Times bestseller. It was lauded at its publication as “hands down, Stephen King’s most narratively subversive fiction” (Entertainment Weekly) and his “most ambitious novel” (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution).
Categories: Fiction