How Words Become Weapons, How Weapons Become a Message, and How That Message Becomes Reality

Author: Steven Poole

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN: 1555848729

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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What do the phrases “pro-life,” “intelligent design,” and “the war on terror” have in common? Each of them is a name for something that smuggles in a highly charged political opinion. Words and phrases that function in this special way go by many names. Some writers call them “evaluative-descriptive terms.” Others talk of “terministic screens” or discuss the way debates are “framed.” Author Steven Poole calls them Unspeak. Unspeak represents an attempt by politicians, interest groups, and business corporations to say something without saying it, without getting into an argument and so having to justify itself. At the same time, it tries to unspeak — in the sense of erasing or silencing — any possible opposing point of view by laying a claim right at the start to only one way of looking at a problem. Recalling the vocabulary of George Orwell’s 1984, as an Unspeak phrase becomes a widely used term of public debate, it saturates the mind with one viewpoint while simultaneously makes an opposing view ever more difficult to enunciate. In this fascinating book, Poole traces modern Unspeak and reveals how the evolution of language changes the way we think.


How Words Become Weapons, How Weapons Become a Message, and How That Message Becomes Reality

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The Unspeak Poems and Other Verses

Author: Tim Thorne

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781877010439

Category: Poetry

Page: 108

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'The Unspeak Poems and other verses' is Tim Thorne's fourteenth collection of poetry. His writing career has stretched over half a century, during which time he has worked as a poet in schools, universities, trade unions, industry associations, prisons and art galleries in places as diverse as Darwin, Liverpool and Prince Edward Island. He was a national finalist in the Poetry Slam in 2009 and 2010. Thorne was awarded the Stanford Writing Scholarship, 1971, New Poetry Award, 1973, Marten Bequest Travelling Scholarship for poetry, 1978, the Gleebooks Poetry Sprint, 1995, the Launceston Poetry Cup, 2006 & 2008, the William Baylebridge award, 2007; and the Christopher Brennan Award, 2012. He has also received support from the Australia Council, Arts Tasmania and the Eleanor Dark Foundation. He was born in Launceston Tasmania, where he lives with his wife, Stephanie.

Systems Out of Balance

How Misinformation Hurts the Middle Class

Author: Kirk D. Sinclair

Publisher: Hillcrest Publishing Group

ISBN: 1934937916

Category: Social Science

Page: 564

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Between the relative economic stability of the sixties and our troubled times now, the American Dream has become more Dream than American. Our economy is based on greed instead of merit. Our political system eschews wisdom for authoritarianism. Our cultural system promotes idolatry over harmony. We, the middle class, could blame this shift on recent events, but the reality is that the corruption of our economic, political, and cultural systems is far more insidious and deeply ingrained than we are led to believe. These trusted systems have become unbalanced. We have been active -- if not conscious -- participants of this decline, and we must now wake up. If the Iraq War and the market crisis of 2008 have taught us nothing else, we must learn the importance of recognizing when we are being misinformed. We must learn to think critically, sifting through the information that bombards us daily and separating fact from misinformation. Kirk D. Sinclair, PHD, approaches these complex and initially overwhelming concepts with the clear and thoughtful mind of a scientist. He scrutinizes, untangles, and exposes the issues, banishing doublespeak designed to make us complicit and encouraging us to step up and take responsibility for the systems that so dominate our lives. With this collection of intelligent, comprehensive essays, Sinclair has broken down the problems many of us did not even know we had. "Systems Out of Balance: How Misinformation Hurts the Middle Class" will arm you with valuable knowledge and an increased understanding of our social systems, how they affect our lives, and what you can do to restore the balance. The time to truly exercise our liberty is now.

Strategic Silence

Public Relations and Indirect Communication

Author: Roumen Dimitrov

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317329295

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 242

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Mainstream public relations overvalues noise, sound and voice in public communication. But how can we explain that while practitioners use silence on a daily basis, academics have widely remained quiet on the subject? Why is silence habitually famed as inherently bad and unethical? Silence is neither separate from nor the opposite of communication. The inclusion of silence on a par with speech and non-verbal means is a vital element of any communication strategy; it opens it up for a new, complex and more reflective understanding of strategic silence as indirect communication. Drawing on a number of disciplines that see in silence what public relations academics have not yet, this book reveals forms of silence to inform public relations solutions in practice and theory. How do we manage silence? How can strategic silence increase the capacity of public relations as a change agent? Using a format of multiple short chapters and practice examples, this is the first book that discusses the concept of strategic silence, and its consequences for PR theory and practice. Applying silence to communication cases and issues in global societies, it will be of interest to scholars and researchers in public relations, strategic communications and communication studies.

Refugee Women, Representation and Education

Creating a Discourse of Self-authorship and Potential

Author: Melinda McPherson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134099754

Category: Education

Page: 230

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Even with increased attention to refugee women’s issues in the late 20th century, post-colonial discourses have nurtured limiting representations of refugee women, predominantly as subjects of charity and as victims. Adding to a growing body of work in the field, the author challenges this preconception by offering an opportunity for women’s voices to shape and influence policy, especially as it pertains to the role of education in the authoring of their own lives. In this volume, Melinda McPherson centres refugee women’s voices in the educational policy debate. Drawing on interviews with a group of refugee women in Melbourne, she explores purposes of education, and asks what kind of society these women imagine for themselves and for others. Their critical reflections, personal experiences and diverse backgrounds offer a contrasting picture to that privileged in ordinary policy debate. The women require support, resources, and guidance; but they are agents in their own lives who bring strength, thought, and imagination to crafting their own destinies in a new country. Education is a pivotal tool in exercising that agency. Throughout the book, discussions centre on why education matters to refugee women, focusing upon the integral links between education, civil society, and successful settlement, and conversely on the negative impacts of exclusionary practices. Representation and participation in education is a topic of critical social justice concern, and as such, the book will form important reading for academics, students, policy makers, and community development researchers.

Ethics and War in the 21st Century

Author: Christopher Coker,Reader in the Department of International Relations Christopher Coker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134054645

Category: History

Page: 216

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This book explores the ethical implications of war in the contemporary world. The author, a leading theorist of warfare, explains why it is of crucial importance that Western countries should continue to apply traditional ethical rules and practices in war, even when engaging with international terrorist groups. The book uses the work of the late American philosopher Richard Rorty to explain the need to make ethical rules central to the conduct of military operations. Arguing that the question of ethics was re-opened by the ‘War on Terror’, the book then examines America’s post-9/11 redefinition of its own prevailing discourse of war. It ends with a discussion of other key challenges to the ethics of war, such as the rise of private security companies and the use of robots in war. In exploring these issues, this book seeks to place ethics at the centre of debates about the conduct of future warfare. This book will be of great interest to all students of military ethics, war studies, military history and strategic studies in general, and to military colleges in particular.

Management Communication

Communicative Ethics and Action

Author: Thomas Klikauer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230583237

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 332

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As managerial work regimes move continuously towards post-industrialism, forms of communication change with it and work relationships are increasingly becoming communicative relationships. This book seeks to end communicative distortions by establishing a new model of communication that will set up practical and workable communication forums.

The Merchant Emperor

Author: Elizabeth Haydon

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 1429943971

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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The long awaited seventh book in Elizabeth Haydon's critically-acclaimed epic fantasy series, the Symphony of Ages. The war that they had feared is now upon them. Ashe and Rhapsody, leaders of the Cymrian Alliance, are gathering their allies to combat the machinations of Talquist, who will soon be crowned emperor of Sorbold. Gwydion Navarne remains by Ashe's side. Anborn, Lord Marshal, has taken to the field. And Rhapsody has been forced into hiding to protect the life of her infant son. The Merchant Emperor of Sorbold has unintentionally allied himself with a pair of demons and has begun targeting the dragons that remain on the Middle Continent. Talquist will stop at nothing until the Cymrians are wiped out and the entire continent and the rest of the Known World is under his rule. Assailed by danger from all sides, surrounded by lies and intrigue, Rhapsody is left with one undeniable truth: if their forces are to prevail, she must join the war herself, wielding the Daystar Clarion, an ancient weapon whose power is nearly unparalleled. As she struggles to reconcile her duties as a mother and ruler, a danger far more devastating than Talquist is stirring beneath the surface of the land itself. In The Merchant Emperor, beloved characters are forced to make soul shattering sacrifices. Bestselling author Elizabeth Haydon has delivered a breathtaking seventh installment to the Symphony of Ages. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.


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Eine große Zeit


Author: William Boyd

Publisher: ebook Berlin Verlag

ISBN: 3827075408

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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Wien, 1913. Lysander Rief, ein aufstrebender junger Schauspieler, hat alle Zelte in London abgebrochen und sich nicht zufällig in die Stadt Sigmund Freuds begeben. Vor seiner Hochzeit muss er sich einem delikaten Problem stellen. Doch als er im Wartezimmer von Dr. Bensimon Hettie begegnet, weiß er sofort, diese unergründlichen braungrünen Augen werden ihn nicht mehr loslassen. Hettie Bull öffnet ihm alle Türen zum ausschweifenden Wiener Künstlerleben, sie betört, umgarnt und blendet ihn und drängt ihn in ein undurchschaubares Spiel, das ihn zur Flucht aus Wien und in die Arme zweier britischer Agenten treibt. Boyds neuer Roman ist eine Erkundung der Tiefen menschlicher Psyche und ein Spionageroman zugleich. Mit meisterlicher Hand entwirft Boyd einen Kosmos, der die Unruhe und Rastlosigkeit einer Epoche zeigt, den schmalen Grat zwischen Brillanz und Scheitern. Eine große Zeit ist aber nicht allein ein Parforceritt durch Europa und die Wirren des Ersten Weltkriegs, es ist ein großer wahrhaftiger Roman, den der Autor uns zu seinem 60. Geburtstag schenkt.

Where Music Helps: Community Music Therapy in Action and Reflection

Author: Cochavit Elefant,Mercédès Pavlicevic,Dr Gary Ansdell,Professor Brynjulf Stige

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1472416961

Category: Music

Page: 364

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This book explores how people may use music in ways that are helpful for them, especially in relation to a sense of wellbeing, belonging and participation. The central premise for the study is that help is not a decontextualized effect that music produces. The book contributes to the current discourse on music, culture and society and it is developed in dialogue with related areas of study, such as music sociology, ethnomusicology, community psychology and health promotion. Where Music Helps describes the emerging movement that has been labelled Community Music Therapy, and it presents ethnographically informed case studies of eight music projects (localized in England, Israel, Norway, and South Africa). The various chapters of the book portray "music's help" in action within a broad range of contexts; with individuals, groups and communities – all of whom have been challenged by illness or disability, social and cultural disadvantage or injustice. Music and musicing has helped these people find their voice (literally and metaphorically); to be welcomed and to welcome, to be accepted and to accept, to be together in different and better ways, to project alternative messages about themselves or their community and to connect with others beyond their immediate environment. The overriding theme that is explored is how music comes to afford things in concert with its environments, which may suggest a way of accounting for the role of music in music therapy without reducing music to a secondary role in relation to the "therapeutic," that is, being "just" a symbol of psychological states, a stimulus, or a text reflecting socio-cultural content.

Dictionary of the English Language, in Miniature

To which are Added an Alphabetical Account of the Heathen Deities, and a Chronological Table of Remarkable Events, Discoveries, and Inventions

Author: Samuel Johnson

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New Statesman

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Zora Neale Hurston

Collected Plays

Author: Zora Neale Hurston

Publisher: N.A


Category: Drama

Page: 389

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Though she died penniless and forgotten, Zora Neale Hurston is now recognized as a major figure in African American literature. Best known for her 1937 novel Their Eyes Were Watching God, she also published numerous short stories and essays, three other novels, and two books on black folklore. Even avid readers of Hurston's prose, however, may be surprised to know that she was also a serious and ambitious playwright throughout her career. Although several of her plays were produced during her lifetime--and some to public acclaim--they have languished in obscurity for years. Even now, most critics and historians gloss over these texts, treating them as supplementary material for understanding her novels. Yet, Hurston's dramatic works stand on their own merits and independently of her fiction. Now, eleven of these forgotten dramatic writings are being published together for the first time in this carefully edited and annotated volume. Filled with lively characters, vibrant images of rural and city life, biblical and folk tales, voodoo, and, most importantly, the blues, readers will discover a "real Negro theater" that embraces all the richness of black life.

Zora Neale Hurston, Eulalie Spence, Marita Bonner, and Others

The Prize Plays and Other One-Acts Published in Periodicals

Author: Zora Neale Hurston,Eulalie Spence,Marita Bonner

Publisher: G. K. Hall


Category: Drama

Page: 216

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During the 1920s the annual literary contests sponsored by The Crisis and Opportunity magazines provided critical professional outlets for African-American women playwrights. The works presented here (both prize-winning plays and plays that received their first publication in such organs as The Saturday Evening Quill and Carolina Magazine) cover a wide range of dramatic genres - from propaganda plays and light comedies to melodramas, folk plays, and poetic drama.

The Roots of African American drama

an anthology of early plays, 1858-1938

Author: Leo Hamalian,James Vernon Hatch

Publisher: N.A


Category: Drama

Page: 454

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Black female playwrights

an anthology of plays before 1950

Author: Kathy A. Perkins

Publisher: Indiana Univ Pr


Category: Drama

Page: 288

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