David Dabydeen’s Turner, is a postcolonial response to the authors of colonial atrocities. Dabydeen attempts to convey within his poem a society haunted by the injustices of the past which have been denied recognition and redemption from the prosecutors and historians themselves. Drawing on theoretical concepts of postcolonialism, hauntology and mid-mourning, Dabydeen’s Turner, attempts to highlight the agony and powerlessness of those who were, currently, and will soon be subject to, to overcome the curse of past injustices. Focusing on the physical and psychological marks the colonial project placed and continues to place on the body and psyche of the drowned slave, the narrative of agency being gained through death is problematize. As summarized by Steph Craps, David Dabydeen’s Turner, is essentially a poem which brings to the attention to the reader the immortal presence of past injustices.
“The Fall of the House of Usher,” a gothic fiction short story written by Edgar Allan Poe, is pervaded by multiple examples of post-structuralist philosopher Jacques Derrida’s philosophy of trace. A close examination of the narrative reveals a distinct trace between incestual conception and the current condition of the Usher siblings through the physical and mental hinders which oppress them; a relationship between the occupants of the Usher estate and the trace of themselves which they inflict on the outside of it; and the traces of the author’s personal life within the storyline through the motif of live entombment. Articulated by philosopher Jacques Derrida, the philosophy of trace identifies the relationship between the absent and the presence
Post-traumatic stress disorder, often referred to as PTSD is a mental health disease that people develop after experiencing and or witnessing a traumatic event in their life. When diagnosed with PTSD your personality can drastically change. In the book A Separate Peace, the author John Knowles establishes a character, Elwin Lepellier to be a prime candidate for post-traumatic stress disorder. Lepellier appears to have PTSD due to the many symptoms he was expressing. A common symptom is angry outbursts (opposing viewpoints, Gale).
In “The Loss of the Creature” author Walker Percy expresses his concern for humans gradual loss of individuality, independence, and creativity. Percy’s work analyzes the relationship between people and the effects of the modern age. Throughout the paper he also declares that an individuals qualities are stripped and now exposed by the social structure they have created themselves. Percy presents examples of how one has lost a true experience through various symbolic complexes. Also by the means of trying to achieve that experience.
Have you wondered just how far your fears could push you? Primal fears have a direct effect on mental illnesses. Some of these common fears apply more than others; such as separation, loss of autonomy, and ego-death. Ken Kesey, Jon Krakauer, Edgar Allan Poe, and William Faulkner all demonstrate how one’s mental stability can be swayed by inner and unconscious fears. Separation detaches a person from a place they are connected to, causing them to feel alone.
A next symbolization that Anderson shows in the story of how Wing feeling trapped and isolated because of his hands is, sexuality. According to Andrew Corey Yerkes from "Strange Fevers, Burning Within”: The Neurology of Winesburg, Ohio “Anderson at his word, we can reconsider Winesburg, Ohio as an exploration of the neurological basis of consciousness. Although it was written during a period in which culture was emphasized, in many disciplines, as the most important determinant of human consciousness, Winesburg, Ohio—with its grotesque, its meditations on the unsuitability of the human mind for the conditions of modernity, and sexuality, and the involuntary impulses of its characters—gestures at the physical components of the brain that create consciousness.” Homosexuality wasn’t nearly a thing back then in the early 1900 hundreds. It wasn’t unusual, as if it didn’t exist. But yet, Anderson doesn’t make it
INTRODUCTION This essay will discuss the post traumatic disorder, how it is caused and its treatments, this will be in the application of the case study, so this essay looks at theory and application. Post traumatic stress disorder will be explained and applied to the case study (Kinchin,2009). Post traumatic stress disorder is known as the disorder that is described as being exposed to a traumatic event, of which it involves being intimidated by death or a very serious physical injury, this could be being involved in rape, exposed to natural disasters and experiencing home distractions, during which one will feel helpless, horrified and fearful Kinchin,2009).. After this experiences people tend to be exposed to trauma this trauma will be experienced through memories and having
Through his optimistic narrative “Delirious New York” he documents the repeated elements and themes in New York’s development and decline that make it a theatre of progress and the capital of timeless crisis. This focuses in particular on the skyscraper as a product of the physical manifestation of Manhattanism on the grid, along with the relationship between this density-focused architecture and the culture of congestion. The division into five distinct blocks, an anthology covering “Coney Island, The Skyscraper, Rockefeller Center Europeans” and an imaginary appendix, each with further component parts, the book acknowledges its union
Within this time period resides the Modern, Harlem Renaissance, Beat Generation, and Postmodern Eras. Attributing to the start of the Modern era are the historical events of WWI, the Great Depression, and the Great Migration of the US. Associated with this era are the desires of fast paced city life; achievement of wealth and success; disillusionment; and shifting away from religion. The Great Gatsby is a great example of these values due to Gatsby, the protagonist, constant desire for success but ultimately disillusioned by Daisy and the chaotic life she brings. (Fitzgerald).
Whitman was born on the eve of a new era: one of industrialization and the rise of the great American city . The United States was a nation filled with new ideas and it was in these cities, the centers of the new civilization, that these ideas were spread, discussed and developed . Whitman was a keen observer of this urban life that teemed around him and his interest in the development and the future of his country finds expression in much of his poetic work. Though some viewed the felling of the Californian Redwood Tree a “sacrilegious act” , Whitman provides the reader with an alternative perspective in his poem “Song of the Redwood-Tree”. Rather than criticizing the destruction of such a natural wonder, Whitman voices his admiration for the determination of the workers and the technological developments of American society at the time.
2009; Brenner, Peck and Theodore 2010) and health inequity mediated via diminished institutional, social, political, and economic capital of marginalized communities (Coburn 2000; Muntaner and Lynch 1999; Gomez and Muntaner 2005) (figure 1, figure 2). Using their conceptual framework for analysis (Peck, Theodore and Brenner 2009) examples of these three general strategies of neoliberalization in urban planning and rebuilding are adapted and organized to fit into neoliberalization’s creative destruction process, (Peck et al. 2009) (table 1). This process of destroying and creating occurs as “moments” and is contextually “embedded” and “path-dependent”: ”we emphasize the contextual embeddedness of neoliberal restructuring projects insofar as they have been produced within national, regional, and local contexts defined by the legacies of inherited institutional frameworks, policy regimes, regulatory practices, and political struggles. An understanding of actually existing neoliberalism must therefore explore the path-dependent, contextually specific interactions between inherited regulatory landscapes and emergent neoliberal, market-oriented restructuring projects at a broad range of geographical scales.
Steven Gregory, Leith Mullings, and Asher Ghertner write about gentrification, politics, and social order. Through their writings, the governance of cities is explored with a focus on its resulting successes and oppressions. Though each article covers a different geographical location, the themes overlap. Steven Gregory focuses on the advancement to a knowledge based economy and the power eminent domain gives to those who have it. Leith Mullings focuses on government impact on community and the prison industrial complex.
Occupational Therapy began to emerge in the 1700s, during the “Age of Enlightment”. It was during this period that revolutionary ideas were evolving regarding the “infirmed” and mentally ill. At that time in history, the mentally ill were treated like prisoners; locked up and considered to be a danger to society. It wasn’t until two gentlemen; Phillipe Pinel and William Tuke started to challenge society’s belief about the mentally ill, that a new understanding, philosophy, and treatment would emerge. Phillipe Pinel began what was then called “Moral Treatment and Occupation”, as an approach to treating mental illness, in 1973. He firmly believed that moral treatment meant treating one’s emotions.
They stated “I learned how to talk for myself, how to comfort myself, love myself”. When using Butler as a frame we learn how the dependence from which we have on another person from birth over time creates a relationship in which we are completely vulnerable to another person. From examining Butler and my groupmates memoir we are able to understand the dependence we have on one another during relationships. Through using Butler as a frame we understand the significance dependence has upon our society as our relationships are formed through one person being dependent upon another. We are also able to determine that when dependence no longer exists in a relationship it causes long lasting effects.