For centuries, the rite of the tarantula was the only cure for those 'bitten' or 'possessed' by the mythic Apulian spider. Its victims had to dance to the local tarantella or 'pizzica' for days on end. Today, the pizzica has returned to the limelight, bringing to the forefront issues of performance, gender, identity and well-being. This book explores how and why the pizzica has boomed in the Salento and elsewhere and asks whether this current popu- larity has anything to do with the historic ritual of tarantism or with the intention of recovering well-being. While personal stories and experiences may confirm the latter, a vital shift has appeared in the Salento: from the confrontation of life crises to the vibrant promotion and celebration of a local sense of identity and celebrity.
N=omai dance drama, an artistic expression combining sacred, communal, economic, and cultural spheres of community life in the district of Higashidorimura, is a performing tradition that provides an identity to agriculturally based villages. It has retained features characteristic of the music, drama, and sacred practices of medieval Japan. N=omai singing exhibits traits linked to Buddhist chanting. The instrumental music originates from folk Shinto. This study highlights the social and cultural value n=omaii has for the residents in villages that perform it by providing the historical context in which it is examined, as well as its current performance practices. As this work explores the aspects of agricultural Japanese society, revealed through a dance drama, it will appeal to music and drama scholars as well as students of Japanese culture and history. After establishing the historical lens from which to view n^D=omai drama, the theatrical and musical aspects are discussed in detail. Photographs and musical examples enhance this thorough, well-organized study.
Regardless of the job market situation, there is always a certain level of voluntary employee withdrawal - lateness, absence, avoidance of work, undue socializing - that affects the well being of the organization. This volume explores the various manifestations of employee withdrawal, how they may be assessed, and identifies relevant antecedents and moderators, attitudinal as well as behavioral. The authors have focused on issues such as national culture and perceptions of absence legitimacy, components of voluntary employee turnover, the role of performance management process in employee withdrawal behavior, and current controversies concerning the withdrawal phenomenon. In addition, some creative perspectives on changing information technology, the taxonomy of lateness behavior, and the association between smoking and absenteeism are offered.
Detectors for Liquid Chromatography Edited by Edward S. Yeung Written by an expert in the field, this comprehensive guide explains the basic principles behind detector response instrumentation and selected applications. Early chapters cover absorption detectors for high performance liquid chromatography, FTIR detection, indirect absorbance detectors, fluorometric detection, and polarimetric detectors. Coverage continues with detection based on electrical and electrochemical measurements, mass spectrometry as an online detector for HPLC, and miscellaneous methods. 1986 0 471-82169-1 366 pp. Small Bore High Performance Liquid Chromatography Edited by Raymond R. W. Scott A state-of-the-art guide that demonstrates how to design, construct, and pack optimized small bore columns, the center of any chromatography system. Case examples show the use of these columns for high resolution, very fast analysis, and special methods for molecular weight determinations. Applications from a wide range of industrial and forensic analyses aid in developing sophistication in a number of useful techniques. The book provides essential information on topics such as calculating the minimum column radius, detectors, and molecular diffusion. Includes 92 illustrations and 14 tables to enhance explanations of microbore HPLC methods. 1984 0 471-80052-X 271 pp. Reversed-Phase High Performance Liquid Chromatography: Theory, Practice, and Biomedical Applications Ante M. Krstulovic and Phyllis R. Brown Reversed-phase liquid chromatography has increased tremendously in popularity over the past ten years. Estimates show that more than 80 per cent of all HPLC separations are performed using this technique. This book covers both theoretical aspects of RPLC and practical information needed in diverse areas of research; it also contains a review of the RPLC applications in the biomedical/biochemical field, with references and collateral readings. Material is presented in a practical, problem-solving manner and should be immensely useful in theoretical aspects of RPLC and all areas of scientific research, particularly the biomedical/biochemical field, where RPLC has made its largest impact. 1982 0 471-05369-4 296 pp.
Spiritual Guidance, Trusting the Voice Within, is an interactive workbook that can awaken your hidden potential. Discover an energetic language that exists within you and tap into its ability to improve your life experiences. Dr. Kimberly K. Friedman and Lisa Miliaresis take you on a journey through simple exercises that will unlock awareness and ability you didn't even know you had. Enhancing your spiritual wisdom can allow you to: - Guide your thoughts to form positive life experiences - Communicate with loved ones who have crossed over - Identify angels or guides that are available to assist you in this lifetime - Release repeated patterns, blocked energy, or trouble emotions - Deeply understand your true identity as a loving and peaceful being - Tap into the potential of healing energy such as Reiki - Get more "giggles" and enjoyment out of life Many have learned to elevate their energy, connect their inner being, and live a life with more joy and ease. Why not you?
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