Memories in the Making is a program that features the art work of people living with Alzheimer's disease, using their art and often their few remaining words to share what is currently in their thoughts. This book dispels the common misconception that individuals with dementia are lost forever. Instead, we learn by reading their compelling stories and viewing their accompanying art, that they are still here, only in a different way.
For a book about small things, this one is certainly big on ideas presenting everything needed to create pages for miniature scrapbooks and charming mini albums. Included are special design tips and techniques for working with smaller pages, easy-to-adapt layouts, and cute ideas for little gift books. 100 photos
Nations as well as individuals are in many ways the sum of their memories, which are shaped by perception as much as by events. This collection of essays by South African academics looks at the ways the country is dealing with its past, a complex mixture of colonialism, slavery, apartheid,struggle, and guilt. The emphasis is on how that past is being perceived and moulded in the post-apartheid era.
I wrote this book for two main purposes. The first was more or less a way of therapy for me. The most important reason I felt this book had to be written was to help and inspire those who have or may be going through some of the things that I have. If I can help at least one person realize that no matter what comes their way through life, it is possible to overcome anything. While reading this you will see that no matter what age you are there is always a strength in you that will allow you to move forward in life. This book takes you on a short journey of my life and some of the obstacles that I have been forced to deal with. It is meant to inspire you to keep on going in life no matter what, because everything happens as it should.
Now scrapbookers and paper crafters can revel in more than 150 ideas and techniques from the talented artists of Stamper's Warehouse in historic Danville, California. Over 20 gifted artists contributed their best ideas in this scrapbooking guide.
Based on case studies from across Europe including its ‘peripheries,’ this book offers an interdisciplinary perspective on the notion of memory in the Middle Ages concentrating on contructing memory both as individual competence and as part of a society’s identity.
On December 13, 1937, the Japanese army attacked and captured the Chinese capital city of Nanjing, planting the rising-sun flag atop the city's outer walls. What occurred in the ensuing weeks and months has been the source of a tempestuous debate ever since. It is well known that the Japanese military committed wholesale atrocities after the fall of the city, massacring large numbers of Chinese during the both the Battle of Nanjing and in its aftermath. Yet the exact details of the war crimes--how many people were killed during the battle? How many after? How many women were raped? Were prisoners executed? How unspeakable were the acts committed?--are the source of controversy among Japanese, Chinese, and American historians to this day. In The Making of the "Rape of Nanking" Takashi Yoshida examines how views of the Nanjing Massacre have evolved in history writing and public memory in Japan, China, and the United States. For these nations, the question of how to treat the legacy of Nanjing--whether to deplore it, sanitize it, rationalize it, or even ignore it--has aroused passions revolving around ethics, nationality, and historical identity. Drawing on a rich analysis of Chinese, Japanese, and American history textbooks and newspapers, Yoshida traces the evolving--and often conflicting--understandings of the Nanjing Massacre, revealing how changing social and political environments have influenced the debate. Yoshida suggests that, from the 1970s on, the dispute over Nanjing has become more lively, more globalized, and immeasurably more intense, due in part to Japanese revisionist history and a renewed emphasis on patriotic education in China. While today it is easy to assume that the Nanjing Massacre has always been viewed as an emblem of Japan's wartime aggression in China, the image of the "Rape of Nanking" is a much more recent icon in public consciousness. Takashi Yoshida analyzes the process by which the Nanjing Massacre has become an international symbol, and provides a fair and respectful treatment of the politically charged and controversial debate over its history.
As Christian spaces and agents assumed prominent positions in civic life, the end of the long span of the fourth century was marked by large-scale religious change. Churches had overtaken once-thriving pagan temples, old civic priesthoods were replaced by prominent bishops, and the rituals of the city were directed toward the Christian God. Such changes were particularly pronounced in the newly established city of Constantinople, where elites from various groups contended to control civic and imperial religion. Rebecca Stephens Falcasantos argues that imperial Christianity was in fact a manifestation of traditional Roman religious structures. In particular, she explores how deeply established habits of ritual engagement in shared social spaces--ones that resonated with imperial ideology and appealed to the memories of previous generations--constructed meaning to create a new imperial religious identity. By examining three dynamics--ritual performance, rhetoric around violence, and the preservation and curation of civic memory--she distinguishes the role of Christian practice in transforming the civic and cultic landscapes of the late antique polis.
Memory is central to our existence. But not all memories are created equal. As the novelist Doris Lessing observed, It's extraordinary how little we do remember. It's almost as if memory is not considered useful by nature. So how does memory work, and why do most experiences leave little trace while some leave memories that last a lifetime? Drawing on many case studies, the author, a distinguished neuroscientist, reveals how some of the best clues to understanding how memories are created come from understanding how memories are lost. He shows how lasting memories are not stored instantly. Rather, the consolidation of long term memory takes time, and the disruption of newly consolidating memories leaves them permanently weakened. But why is time required? Is the brain a design failure? Perhaps, but most likely not, says the author. The slow consolidation of memory has, he contends, an important adaptive consequence. It allows physiological processes activated by experiences to regulate the strength of the memory for the experiences. Experiences initiate the consolidation of memory. which can then act on the brain to influence the consolidation of recent experience. Insignificant experiences therefore leave only fleeting traces and significant experiences become memorable - findings that have important implications for the controversial issues of post traumatic stress disorder and repressed memory syndrome.
Singapore fell to Japan on 15 February 1942. Within days, the Japanese had massacred thousands of Chinese civilians, and taken prisoner more than 100,000 British, Australian and Indian soldiers. A resistance movement formed in Malaya's jungle-covered mountains, but the vast majority could do little other than resign themselves to life under Japanese rule. The Occupation would last three and a half years, until the return of the British in September 1945. How is this period remembered? And how have individuals, communities, and states shaped and reshaped memories in the postwar era? The book response to these questions, presenting answers that use the words of Chinese, Malays, Indians, Eurasians, British and Australians who personally experienced the war years. The authors guide readers through many forms of memory: from the soaring pillars of Singapore's Civilian War Memorial, to traditional Chinese cemeteries in Malaysia; and from families left bereft by Japanese massacres, to the young women who flocked to the Japanese-sponsored Indian National Army, dreaming of a march on Delhi. This volume provides a forum for previously marginalized and self-censored voices, using the stories they relate to reflect on the nature of conflict and memory. They also offer a deeper understanding of the searing transit from wartime occupation to post-war decolonization and the moulding of postcolonial states and identities.
Now you can delight and amaze family and friends on holidays and special occasions with your own hand-made cards (and you don't have to tell anyone that each card took only 10, 20, or 30 minutes to make!). You'll learn quick techniques for using coordinating patterned papers, tag inserts, stickers, word accents, and more, to create the kinds of cards that will be treasured forever. Topics include popular family milestones such as anniversaries, graduations, weddings, and births, along with thank-you's, get-well wishes, congratulations, and other sentiments.
"Learn how easy and inspiring collage can be. [Y] ou can fashion great keepsakes like picture frames, montages, candles, and jewelry that loved ones will treasure."-back cover.
This paper investigates the social conditions that influenced the creation of BUILD Academy as well as the long-term meaning that BUILD held for some members of the community.In 1968, a struggle that ensued at Buffalo Public School #48 set the stage for a massive effort to reform the city's educational system. School administrators decided to transfer a well respected black teacher who was hired to work in a third grade classroom. As a result of their displeasure, parents and community members organized a boycott in which they refused to send their children to school. Following that boycott, the education committee of Buffalo's Black Power organization--BUILD (Build, Unity, Independence, Liberty and Dignity)--entered into negotiations with the Board of Education and The State Teacher's College at Buffalo to formally establish BUILD Academy in 1969.
A picture may be worth a thousand words, but when youjust need a few really good words, turn to the pros. These 66 beautifully photographed projects utilize words in interesting ways as their focal points. A Way With Words offers instruction in myriad techniques for adding words: stencils, stamps, metal letters, computer type, as well as advice on the best supplies available commercially.Features:* 66 word projects include greeting cards, tags, artist trading cards (ATCs), albums, memory pages, and more* Includes 4 sheets of top-quality cut-and-use ephemera orornamental embellished paper with 26 images and 25 quotes* Sample quotes are sprinkled throughout or you can use thetechniques described and write your own* Easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions are complemented by detailed photography* Produced for Leisure Arts by Banar Designs
"Fresh and innovative perspectives on how southerners across two centuries and from Texas to North Carolina have interpreted their past." The section on Charleston focuses primarily on three women: historic preservationists Susan Pringle Frost and Nell McColl Pringle and visual artist Alice Ravenel Huger Smith.--Cover.
Whether they accompany gifts or accent scrapbook pages, handmade cards and tags add a one-of-a-kind touch that's uniquely "you." Gorgeous photos give you tons of ideas; step-by-step instructions and templates show you how to create interesting, elegant cards and tags in no time. Features designs by Nancy Hill and Leisure Arts' Memories in the Making products.
Memory is seldom explored through the experience of geographically mobile, racialized populations. Whilst the relationships between the political value of landscape and national memory have previously been written through, there has been little mention of postcolonial, 'diasporic' racialized citizens. Using both visual and material culture, this book examines the value of 'landscape and memory' for postcolonial migrants living in Britain. It uses memory to examine how postcolonial citizenship in Britain is experienced - through remembered citizenships of 'other' geographies abroad. By reflecting on the cultural landscapes of British Asian women, the book reveals social-historical narratives about migration, citizenship and belonging. New spaces of memory are presented as mobile and as politically charged with meaning as the more formal spaces of memorialization. The book offers a refiguring of race memory as being critical to English heritage and postcolonial politics and makes an important contribution to the writings on memory, race and landscape.
Memories of the Catskills: The Making of a Hotel, by Alvin L. Lesser, with a foreword by John Conway, Sullivan County Historian, takes the reader back to a time and place that was like no other. Families wishing to get out of the stifling heat of a New York City summer and other nearby crowded areas, found the perfect escape in "the Catskills." By sharing an insider's view of one person's life in this magical arena, Lesser lets readers experience the fun and the work that went into creating a place that people came back to year after year. Memories of the Catskills is a candid and charming memoir about the rise and fall of the "Borscht Belt." Lesser Lodge, a small hotel where the author spent the better part of his childhood, lies at the center of the heartfelt tale. Famous stars of yesteryear came to entertain in the Borscht Belt at Lesser Lodge. The Lodge survived the depression era and then flourished during the years of economic recovery and growth. Not just the story of the Lesser family, but the warmth of people who made others welcome by providing a respite which made them all family-- entertainers and guests alike.