Political Science

Garrisoned Minds

Author: Laxmi Murthy



Category: Political Science

Page: 302

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'Women are often the worst affected by militarisation but their stories rarely get heard. Garrisoned Minds, which brings together insights and analysis from some of the major conflict zones of South Asia, is a welcome and valuable corrective, one which must be read by both policy-makers and the public.' -- Siddharth Varadarajan, Founding Editor of thewire.in Militarisation and violence as a response to conflict are now part of the global social order. In this book, twelve journalists explore the impact of such militarisation on the lives of women in four conflict-affected zones of South Asia: Pakistan's frontier provinces which share a border with Afghanistan; Nepal during and after its decade-long civil war; Northeast India under the shadow of AFSPA; and the Kashmir valley amidst the overwhelming presence of the Indian army. These essays range from evocative accounts of women's personal lives during combat in Nepal and while travelling through the changing political landscape of Manipur, to detailed explorations of the violent restrictions imposed on specific communities, such as the Hazaras of Pakistan, the dancing girls of Swat Valley, or the ostracised widows of counter-insurgents in Kashmir. They represent the lived realities of a diverse set of women forced to come to terms with horrific circumstances, and determined to wage peace.

Daily Report

Author: United States. Foreign Broadcast Information Service



Category: China


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English essays

A Mind on the March

Author: Somerset Struben De Chair

Publisher: London : Faber and Faber


Category: English essays

Page: 125

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Natural Language and Possible Minds

Author: Prakash Mondal

Publisher: BRILL


Category: Philosophy

Page: 244

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Natural Language and Possible Minds: How Language Uncovers the Cognitive Landscape of Nature examines the intrinsic connection between natural language and the nature of mentality, offering to show how language can shed light on the forms of other types of mentality in non-humans.

Scaffolded Minds

Author: Somogy Varga

Publisher: MIT Press


Category: Psychology

Page: 284

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A comprehensive account of cognitive scaffolding and its significance for understanding mental disorders. In Scaffolded Minds, Somogy Varga offers a novel account of cognitive scaffolding and its significance for understanding mental disorders. The book is part of the growing philosophical engagement with empirically informed philosophy of mind, which studies the interfaces between philosophy and cognitive science. Varga draws on two recent shifts within empirically informed philosophy of mind: the first, toward an intensified study of the embodied mind; and the second, toward a study of the disordered mind that acknowledges the convergence of the explanatory concerns of psychiatry and interdisciplinary inquiries into the mind. Varga sets out to accomplish a dual task: theoretical mapping of cognitive scaffolding; and the application/calibration of fine-grained philosophical distinctions to empirical research. He introduces the notion of actively scaffolded cognition (ASC) and offers a taxonomy that distinguishes between intrasomatic and extrasomatic scaffolding. He then shows that ASC offers a productive framework for considering certain characteristic features of mental disorders, focusing on altered bodily experience and social cognition deficits. With Cognitive Scaffolding, Varga aims to establish that shifting attention from mental symptoms to fine-grained sensorimotor aspects can lead to identifying diagnostic subtypes or even specific sensorimotor markers for early diagnosis.
Devotional calendars


Author: Jill Briscoe

Publisher: Victor Books


Category: Devotional calendars

Page: 375

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Biography & Autobiography

The Mind of Frederick Douglass

Author: Waldo E. Martin

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 333

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Examines the development of Frederick Douglass's ideas concerning social reform, humanism, and the identity of Black Americans
Literary Criticism

Irony in the Mind's Life

Author: Robert Coles

Publisher: University of Virginia Press


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 210

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African Americans

Hearts and Minds

Author: Harry S. Ashmore

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies


Category: African Americans

Page: 512

View: 376

The Pulitzer Prize-winning writer documents and analyzes racism and the civil rights movement in America from the period of the Roosevelt administration to the present day.

A Disease in the Public Mind

Author: Thomas Fleming

Publisher: Hachette UK


Category: History

Page: 384

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By the time John Brown hung from the gallows for his crimes at Harper's Ferry, Northern abolitionists had made him a “holy martyr” in their campaign against Southern slave owners. This Northern hatred for Southerners long predated their objections to slavery. They were convinced that New England, whose spokesmen had begun the American Revolution, should have been the leader of the new nation. Instead, they had been displaced by Southern “slavocrats” like Thomas Jefferson. This malevolent envy exacerbated the South's greatest fear: a race war. Jefferson's cry, “We are truly to be pitied,” summed up their dread. For decades, extremists in both regions flung insults and threats, creating intractable enmities. By 1861, only a civil war that would kill a million men could save the Union.