The Man with a Shattered World: The History of a Brain Wound

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Harvard University Press, 30 апр. 1987 г. - Всего страниц: 165
While the importance of collections has been evident in the sciences and humanities for several centuries, the social and cultural significance of collecting practices is now receiving serious attention as well. As reflected in programs like Antiques Roadshow and American Pickers, and websites such as eBay, collecting has had a consistent and growing presence in popular culture. In tandem with popular collecting, institutions are responding to changes in the collecting environment, as library catalogs go online and museums use new technologies to help generate attendance for their exhibits. In Contemporary Collecting: Objects, Practices, and the Fate of Things, Kevin M. Moist and David Banash have assembled several essays that examine collecting practices on both a personal and professional level. These essays situate collectors and collections in a contemporary context and also show how our changing world finds new meaning in the legacy of older collections. Arranged by such themes as "Collecting in a Virtual World," "Changing Relationships with Things," "Collecting and Identity--Personal and Political," and "Collecting Practices and Cultural Hierarchies," these essays help illuminate the role of objects in our lives.Covering a breadth of interdisciplinary perspectives and subjects--from PEZ candy dispensers and trading cards to sports memorabilia and music--Contemporary Collecting will be of interest to scholars of cultural studies, anthropology, popular culture studies, sociology, art history, and more.
 

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A very disturbing story about a Russian soldier who suffered a catastrophic brain injury after he was shot during the second world war war. This book gives Neuroscientists and psychologist a insight ... Читать весь отзыв

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Although I read little non fiction in general, one exception has been the work of Oliver Sacks, whose writing I enjoy, and whose topics are almost always entertaining and engaging. I picked up "The ... Читать весь отзыв

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The Past
3
The Rehabilitation Hospital
14
Excerpt from Case History No 3712
21
First Steps in a Shattered World
36
Space
46
Reading
61
Writing the Turning Point
71
He Write?
83
My Memories Came Back from the Wrong End
95
The Peculiar Features of His SpeechMemory
101
On Recollecting Words The Second Digression
109
Restricted to Undeciphered Images Disembodied
115
Grammatical Constructions The Third Digres
122
All My Knowledge Is Gone
139
A Story That Has No Ending
157
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A. R. Luria was Professor of Psychology at Lomonosov Moscow State University.

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