Fiction

This Census-Taker

Author: China Miéville

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 140

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In a remote house on a hilltop, a lonely boy witnesses a traumatic event. He tries - and fails - to flee. Left alone with his increasingly deranged parent, he dreams of safety, of joining the other children in the town below, of escape. When at last a stranger knocks at his door, the boy senses that his days of isolation might be over. But by what authority does this man keep the meticulous records he carries? What is the purpose behind his questions? Is he friend? Enemy? Or something else altogether? A novella filled with beauty, terror and strangeness, This Census-Taker is a poignant and riveting exploration of memory and identity.
Travel

The Census Taker

Author: Marilyn Stablein

Publisher: Black Heron Press

ISBN:

Category: Travel

Page: 92

View: 951

How does a Western census taker count non-bodies, or tally marriages in which the only legal and binding ones are to bel fruits? Marilyn Stablein leads us on an intimate journey through India and Nepal with a vivid collection of images and encounters. Here, the Western mind meets the Eastern world. Whether describing Tibetan hotels, animal sacrifices, plunging buses, or how a toilet becomes a museum, Stablein has an eye for detail, a facility with language that includes elements of reportage, folk tales, exotic narrative, and a sensitivity to the cultures she evokes. Dreams and reality, enlightenment and practicality weave together creating an American women's portrait of life deep in the heart of regions unknown to most of us. Blending the conventional with the bizarre, the every-day with the exotic, the mundane with the extraordinary, Stablein introduced us to a cast of unforgettable characters: an untouchable woman from a tantric sect of Shiva worshippers who raids the funeral pyres on the banks of the Ganges; a washerman who teaches "the Art of Washing Clothes" to a group of hippies; a young Westerner who meditates himself into a trance listening to old, scratchy Beatles tapes.
Fiction

The Census Taker and Other Deaf Humor

Author: Adrean Clark

Publisher: Clerc Scar

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page:

View: 326

A collection of short humor by Deaf writer Adrean Clark, The Census Taker is a snapshot of Deaf culture and the Deaf experience. Nothing is safe from her gentle elbowing, not even the entire "cochlear-implanted population of Idaho." Who knew hearing loss could be funny?
Reference

Eastern Cherokee Census, Cherokee, North Carolina, 1915-1922, Taken by Agent James E. Henderson. Volume I (1915-1916)

Author: Jeff Bowen

Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Com

ISBN:

Category: Reference

Page: 162

View: 328

This is a transcription of the first two years (1915-1916) of a census of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians from Cherokee, North Carolina, living on the reservation known as the Qualla Boundary. Individuals enumerated in the census are descendants of the Cherokees who were not removed to Indian Territory during the period 1838-1839 in the migration known as the Trail of Tears. The information provided in the census almost invariably gives the individual's name, family relationship, date of birth, and sex--information that is critical in any genealogical research. In some cases, the Indian Agent also compiled Cherokee birth and death dates or the names of children living apart from their parents.
Reference

Eastern Cherokee Census: 1919-1920

Author: Jeff Bowen

Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Com

ISBN:

Category: Reference

Page: 157

View: 223

This is a transcription of the fifth and sixth year (1919-1920) of a census of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians taken by James E. Henderson, Indian Agent representing the U.S. government for the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The entire census covers the eight years between 1915 and 1922 and is based on a microfilm copy of a typescript originally on file at the National Archives in Washington, D.C.
Reference

Eastern Cherokee Census: 1917-1918

Author: Jeff Bowen

Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Com

ISBN:

Category: Reference

Page: 166

View: 437

This is a transcription of the third and fourth year (1917-1918) of a census of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians from Cherokee, North Carolina, living on the reservation known as the Qualla Boundary. Individuals enumerated in the census are descendants of the Cherokees who were not removed to Indian Territory during the period 1838-1839 in the migration known as the Trail of Tears. The information provided in the census almost invariably gives the individual's name, family relationship, date of birth, and sex--information that is critical in any genealogical research. In some cases, the Indian Agent also compiled Cherokee birth and death dates or the names of children living apart from their parents.