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    Body and Nature as Signifying System in A Thousand Acres The female body, in literature as in other texts, functions as a kind of signifying system; a site of continuous signification. Traditionally, this has been understood in terms of transposing patriarchal or even misogynist cultural values onto the construction of the female body. In A Thousand Acres, however, Smiley turns this around. Just as this novel tries to gain control of the discourse of King Lear, and of metaphors of women therein

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    Body and Nature as Signifying System in A Thousand Acres The fascinating aspect of theories about the bodies, is that our bodies lie somewhere in the grey area between the physical and the intellectual realm (in itself testifying to the falsity of such dichotomies). On the one hand, they are biological; genetically programmed flesh. On the other, they are continuous sites of signification; embodying (no pun intended) the essentially textual quality of a human subject's identity. A Thousand Acres

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    This encompasses much of what the novel is about, every phrase having some significance for its project. Human bodies, as well as the "body of earth", are subject to both seasonal and social change. I argue elsewhere how Ginny's body becomes a signifying system for social intercourse, as does the scenery surrounding her. Here, I would like to explore the multiplex meanings of the motif of the tiles. When Ginny's ancestors arrived, their land was marshy, wet, impossible to farm. Laying down tiles drained

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    Tools for Sustainable Hazard Mitigation

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    Hazard mitigation is an important plan for societies and communities to devise, that can prepare them for various types of hazards. The mitigation process involves actions that can help to reduce or eliminate the risks associated with hazards. The process can have many positives to it, and with a mitigation plan in place, states will be safer and ready for anything. With any plan, hazard mitigation has certain tools involved. The tools are Preventions, Property Protection, Public Education and Awareness

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    blast explosions, mainly induce lateral displacement on structures. The effect of gravity loads acting through the structure’s lateral displacement has been called the P-∆ effect. This effect can initiate a pernicious circle against structural systems because the influence of gravity loads increase as the lateral displacement grows while at the same time, the lateral displacement is magnified as a consequence of gravity loads acting on them. From this short description, the nonlinear character

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    PMESII-Pt Analysis

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    success of all operations. However, it depends on the ability to make sense of the operational environment and to anticipate those factors that influence operations, both negatively and positively. Unfortunately, the structure and behavior of the systems that commonly comprise these factors suggest that making sense of operational environments is a “wicked problem”. A systematic examination of the population, the insurgency, and the counterinsurgent using the eight OE variables is critical to the

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    Hindu Wedding Ceremony

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    waters with coconut and flowers symbolizing the universe. Prayers are rendered to the kalash. This portion of the ceremony represents the worship of five basic elements; earth, air, fire, water and sky. The Navagraha (the nine planets of the solar system) are involved for their blessing. Kanyagaman And Manglashtak Hiral is brought to the Mandap by her maternal uncle(kanyagaman).A white curtain, antarpata ( a symbol of traditional barriers) is held between the couple. The bride’s relative (Mangalashtak)

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    2. When an Rh-negative woman is ABO-compatible with her husband, as Mr and Mrs Smith are, the risk of Rh alloimmunisation is 16%. When they are ABO incompatible the risk falls to 7%. How do you explain this difference? (10 marks) When the mother is ABO identical to the father, the foetus has a high likelihood of also being ABO compatible with the mother if not the woman’s body is likely to reject the pregnancy or the immune suppression during a pregnancy can allow for foreign antibodies to be pregnant

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    axe- it can also be used as a weapon. The Paglia quotes above refer not only to matters of epistemology or even ontology ("This is what we see; therefore, this is what exists"), it is equally fitting to describe concrete powerrelations in a social system constructed on the basis of Apollonian control. Larry has complete control of his little kingdom and its subjects, and one of the ways in which this is enforced, is through the visibility of the land and of the body. The Apollonian eye works by

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    germs or resource production, whereas Hunt specifically focuses on the ways in which changes in ideology impact the development of capitalism. Thus, both Hunt and Diamond have different thought’s on economic history, but converge in the ideal of signifying ideological

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