Indigenous Compilation and the Archives of Early Native American Literatures
Author: Kelly Wisecup
Publisher: Henry Roe Cloud American I
A wide-ranging, multidisciplinary look at Native American literature through non-narrative texts like lists, albums, recipes, and scrapbooks Kelly Wisecup offers a sweeping account of Native American literatures by examining what she calls Indigenous compilations: intentionally assembled texts that Native people made by juxtaposing and recontextualizing textual excerpts into new relations and meanings. Experiments in reading and recirculation, Indigenous compilations include Mohegan minister Samson Occom's medicinal recipes, the Ojibwe woman Charlotte Johnston's poetry scrapbooks, and Abenaki leader Joseph Laurent's vocabulary lists. Indigenous compilations proliferated in a period of colonial archive making, and Native writers used compilations to remake the very forms that defined their bodies, belongings, and words as ethnographic evidence. This study enables new understandings of canonical Native writers like William Apess, prominent collectors like Thomas Jefferson and Henry Rowe Schoolcraft, and Native people who contributed to compilations but remain absent from literary histories. Indigenous compilations dramatically expand studies of Native American literatures by illuminating histories of making, reading, and using texts in Indigenous communities and colonial archives.
Beginning from the rise of modern history in the eighteenth century, this book examines how changing ideas in the discipline of history itself has affected architecture from the beginning of modernity up to the present day. It reflects upon history in order to encourage and assist the reader in finding well-founded principles for architectural design. This is not simply another history of architecture, nor a ‘history of histories’. Setting buildings in their contemporaneous ideas about history, it spans from Fischer von Erlach to Venturi and Rossi, and beyond to architects working in the fallout from both the Modern Movement – Aalto, Louis Kahn, Aldo van Eyck – and Post-modernism – such as Rafael Moneo and Peter Zumthor. It shows how Soane, Schinkel and Stirling, amongst others, made a meaningful use of history and contrasts this with how a misreading of Hegel has led to an abuse of history and an uncritical flight to the future. This is not an armchair history but a lively discussion of our place between past and future that promotes thinking for making.
Design and build energy-efficient steel-framed houses-as a practical alternative to wood. As high-quality wood becomes scarcer and more expensive, residential builders are turning to steel as the building material of choice. Now you can improve your bottom line by learning to design and build steel-framed residential structures that are energy efficient, low in cost, and easy to build. Using examples from award-winning houses, this clear, step-by-step guide provides everything a residential contractor needs to know to build a steel-framed house--quickly and easily. You'll discover how to select the right materials and tools. . .use energy-efficient HVAC units, appliances, and lighting. . .choose the best windows and doors. . .and optimize landscaping and solar design. The book will enable you to: overcome steel's thermal deficiencies through proper design and insulation--and surpass the energy efficiency of traditional building materials; conduct your own Model Energy Code energy analysis for compliance with HUD regulations; explore CABO- and UBC-approved steel framing details for a complete two-bedroom house plan. With lots of money-saving tips on ordering and using proper building materials--plus professional advice on applying traditional and new methods of interior and exterior insulation--this is the most complete and practical resource available on a subject of increasing importance to residential builders and designers.
University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign campus). College of Agriculture
Practical Hints is a unique and highly informative series developed to answer the many questions raised by the beginning student as well as the more advanced musician. Designed for individual use, the Practical Hints books cover such vital topics as care and maintenance, reeds and mouthpieces, playing position, embouchure, tuning, tonguing, tone quality, range, and practice methodology. Each book has been written by a nationally known instrumental specialist in collaboration with James D. Ployhar. Serving as a handy and informative guide, an appropriate Practical Hints book should be in every musician's library.
Gain a detailed understanding of the fundamental concepts of chemistry and their engineering applications with this fully revised second edition. Catering to the needs of first and second semester undergraduate students from all branches of engineering taking courses on engineering chemistry, it offers new material on topics such as periodic properties, structure and bonding, gaseous states, ionic equilibrium, oxidation and reduction, Werner's coordination theory, Sidgwick coordination theory, valence bond theory, crystal field theory, bonding in coordination compounds, and isomerism in coordination compounds. Lucid language and an easy-to-learn approach help students to understand the basic concepts, use them to construct engineering materials, and solve problems associated with them. Each chapter is further strengthened by numerous examples and review questions.