Author: Zora Neale Hurston

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813523163

Category: Fiction

Page: 233

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Now frequently anthologized, Zora Neale Hurston's short story "Sweat" was first published in Firell, a legendary literary magazine of the Harlem Renaissance, whose sole issue appeared in November 1926. Among contributions by Gwendolyn Bennett, Countee Cullen, Langston Hughes, and Wallace Thurman, "Sweat" stood out both for its artistic accomplishment and its exploration of rural Southern black life. In "Sweat" Hurston claimed the voice that animates her mature fiction, notably the 1937 novel Their Eyes Were Watching God; the themes of marital conflict and the development of spiritual consciousness were introduced as well. "Sweat" exemplifies Hurston's lifelong concern with women's relation to language and the literary possibilities of black vernacular. This casebook for the story includes an introduction by the editor, a chronology of the author's life, the authoritative text of "Sweat," and a second story, "The Gilded Six-Bits." Published in 1932, this second story was written after Hurston had spent years conducting fieldwork in the Southern United States. The volume also includes Hurston's groundbreaking 1934 essay, "Characteristics of Negro Expression," and excerpts from her autobiography, Dust Tracks on a Road. An article by folklorist Roger Abrahams provides additional cultural contexts for the story, as do selected blues and spirituals. Critical commentary comes from Alice Walker, who led the recovery of Hurston's work in the 1970s, Robert Hemenway, Henry Louis Gates, Gayl Jones, John Lowe, Kathryn Seidel, and Mary Helen Washington.

The Lakota Ritual of the Sweat Lodge

Author: Raymond A. Bucko

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803264526

Category: Social Science

Page: 340

View: 5465

For centuries, a persistent and important component of Lakota religious life has been the Inipi, the ritual of the sweat lodge. The sweat lodge has changed little in appearance since its first recorded description in the late seventeenth century. The ritual itself consists of songs, prayers, and other actions conducted in a tightly enclosed, dark, and extremely hot environment. Participants who “sweat” together experience moral strengthening, physical healing, and the renewal of social and cultural bonds. Today, the sweat lodge ritual continues to be a vital part of Lakota religion. It has also been open to use, often controversial, by non-Indians. The ritual has recently become popular among Lakotas recovering from alcohol and drug addiction. This study is the first in-depth look at the history and significance of the Lakota sweat lodge. Bringing together data culled from historical sources and fieldwork on Pine Ridge Reservation, Raymond A. Bucko provides a detailed discussion of continuity and changes in the “sweat” ritual over time. He offers convincing explanations for the longevity of the ceremony and its continuing popularity.

No Sweat

Fashion, Free Trade, and the Rights of Garment Workers

Author: Andrew Ross

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 9781859841723

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 313

View: 5524

An expose of the clothing industry describes the recent efforts of the National Labor Committee to expose abuses in the treatment of garment workers, both here and overseas

On Sweat

On Dizziness ; And, On Fatigue

Author: Theophrastus

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004128903

Category: Philosophy

Page: 324

View: 8099

Three treatises on human physiology by Artistotle's pupil Theophrastus are newly edited and translated. A commentary accompanies each treatise, as do indices of words and subjects. Thre treatises relate to the medical and philosophical literature of the period.

By the Sweat of Your Brow

Reflections on Work and the Workplace in Classic Jewish Thought

Author: David J. Schnall

Publisher: KTAV Publishing House, Inc.

ISBN: 9780881257519

Category: Religion

Page: 236

View: 3818

This volume is a collection of essays dealing with the nature and value of work in Jewish thought. It tackles such issues as productivity, occupational safety, public employment and the right to organize, comparing the Jewish, Catholic, Protestant, and secular approaches. It also considers strictly Jewish issues such as the tension between material self-sufficiency vs. full-time study at public expense.

Human Microscopic Anatomy

An Atlas for Students of Medicine and Biology

Author: Radivoj V. Krstic

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540536666

Category: Medical

Page: 616

View: 4095

The author, R.V. Krstic, is well-known internationally for his excellent histological drawings. This atlas is an excellent supplement to conventional histology textbooks, for students, teachers and professionals alike.

Home Sweat Home

A For Better Or For Worse Collection

Author: Lynn Johnston

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 0740770969

Category: Humor

Page: 128

View: 9697

A collection of "For Better or For Worse" comic strips, following the Patterson family as John and Elly downsize, Mike and Deanna buy the family homestead, Elizabeth has her heart broken, and April turns sixteen.

Bud, Sweat, & Tees

Rich Beem's Walk on the Wild Side of the PGA Tour

Author: Alan Shipnuck

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743249003

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

View: 4341

A Sports Illustrated writer takes readers on a wild ride through a single season in the life of golfer Rich Beem, a twenty-eight-year-old rookie on the professional tour, and his caddie, Steve Duplantis, in an insider's look at the world of professional tournament golf. Reprint. 60,000 first printing.

The Don't Sweat Guide to Your Finances

Planning, Saving, and Spending Stress-Free

Author: Editors of Don't Sweat Press

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 140139969X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

View: 1538

Foreword by Richard Carlson, Ph.D. A new Don't Sweat guidebook, based on the bestselling Don't Sweat series by Richard Carlson, Ph.D. Finances are often confusing and frustrating. This easy-to follow guidebook will help readers plan, save, and spend. The key is budgeting without obsessing over every bill and expense.

Blood, Sweat and Tears - The Changing Concepts of Physiology from Antiquity into Early Modern Europe

Author: N.A

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004229205

Category: History

Page: 800

View: 9826

Drawing on the methods of a wide range of academic disciplines, this volume shifts the focus of the history of the body, exploring the many different ways in which its physiology and its fluids were understood in pre-modern European thought.


Author: Warwick Allen

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 059533718X

Category: Travel

Page: 352

View: 4044

"Hey Budgie, do you want to travel around south-east Asia with me?" "Sure!" One word. Just one. Even saying "I do" when getting married gives you the chance of bailing out halfway through your answer. No second chances here though, I was well and truly up the creek. And never mind the paddle, boys, I didn't even have a canoe! Without knowing which countries we were going to (not that it would have made much difference), I was about to embark on five months worth of pain, misery, excitement, enjoyment, extreme cold, extreme heat, jungles, mountains, deserts, elephants and camels. And complaining. LOTS of complaining! A constant stream of whining, moaning and whinging, performed almost exclusively by myself, and all carefully documented within SWEAT. Still, that's what being an ambassador for the western world is all about. Isn't it? Truly a 'once in a lifetime' experience!

Dark Sweat, White Gold

California Farm Workers, Cotton, and the New Deal

Author: Devra Weber

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520084896

Category: History

Page: 338

View: 5150

"Belongs on the same shelf as Steinbeck's "The Grapes of Wrath" and McWilliams' "Factories in the Field.""--David Montejano, University of Texas


A Practical Plan for Keeping Your Heart Intact While Loving an Addict

Author: Denise Krochta

Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 1608443469

Category: Self-Help

Page: 120

View: 6685

"Sweat." It took a lot of this sweat and time for the author to develop this plan to get her life back, to recover from being addicted to the addicts in her life. Millions of us know the chaos that occurs in the daily lives of those who love addicts and alcoholics. Do we know fear, frustration, anxiety, distraction, depression? These become our lives. Focus? What does that even mean? The author, who has had addicts in her life, most of her life, moved into crisis mode when she discovered that her teenage son was addicted to prescription drugs along with alcohol and street drugs. Hers is a story of discovery and recovery. The plan that worked for her, as she says "to get about 85% of my life back" is a simple plan. This plan is her contribution to hope, peace, and serenity for those who live in the midst of this chaos called addiction. Denise Krochta grew up duing the 50's and 60's on the East coast of the US. She has a BA degree from Indiana University, Bloomington, in foreign languages. After college, her career in International Business took her to places around the globe. Travelling, meeting and learning about people and their values and traditions, have since been an integral part of her life. Denise is married and has two grown sons. She and her husband live in Florida with their energetic boxer pup. www.denisekrochta.com

Cold Sweat

My Father James Brown and Me

Author: Yamma Brown,Robin Fisher

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1883052882

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

View: 5318

Being the child of a global superstar is never easy, but being the daughter of the "Hardest Working Man in Show Business"—that's a category unto itself. Like every little girl, Yamma Brown wanted her father's attention, but fame, drugs, jail, and the complicated women in James Brown's life set the stage for an uncommon childhood. She got caught in the same trap as her mother, doing things in her adult life and troubled marriage that, as a child, she'd promised herself she'd never do. The struggles she went through, both as a child and as an adult, make for a gripping read and, in the end, a profound examination of the nature of celebrity, violence, and survival. Though packed with celebrity appearances ranging from Michael Jackson to Al Sharpton, Cold Sweat ultimately focuses on an everyday issue faced by millions of women—domestic violence—and in this book Yamma faces it in an honest and powerfully moving way.

Wearable technologies for sweat rate and conductivity sensors: design and principles

Author: Pietro Salvo

Publisher: Anchor Academic Publishing (aap_verlag)

ISBN: 3954895374

Category: Medical

Page: 83

View: 9280

Wearable sensors present a new frontier in the development of monitoring techniques. They are of great importance in sectors such as sports and healthcare, as they permit the continuous monitoring of physiological and biological elements, such as ECG and human sweat. Until recently, this could only be carried out in specialized laboratories in the presence of cumbersome, and usually, expensive devices. Sweat monitoring sensors integrated onto textile substrates are not only part of a new field of work but, they also represent the first attempt to implement such an innovative idea on a system which will be worn directly on the body. The objective of this book is to present possible designs and technologies of low cost wearable sweat rate and conductivity sensors integrated onto a textile. The first chapter deals with a preliminary introduction on sweat production and composition, and the applications of wearable devices. Further, the second chapter describes the conductivity sensor, i.e. the geometry, materials and the coupling which includes a temperature sensor for precise measurements are discussed. This is followed by a chapter on the sweat rate sensor, and the technologies employed to fabricate it. Sensors that are based on a) conductive yarns coated with hydrophilic polymers, b) conductive polymer fibres, c) hydrophilic polymers between conductive fabrics and d) humidity sensors are described in detail. Finally, the last chapter provides a study of sweat production in different body areas, the calibration procedure, and summarizes the results which arise from the tests on volunteers.

Don't Sweat the Small Stuff

Author: Richard Carlson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1848941293

Category: Self-Help

Page: 272

View: 7602

So many of us would like to live our lives in a calmer and less stressful way, and be able to let go of our problems. This is the book that can show you how to stop letting the little things in life drive you crazy.Dr Richard Carlson teaches us, in his gentle and encouraging style, simple strategies for living a more fulfilled and peaceful life.We can all learn to put things in perspective, and by making the small daily changes he suggests, including surrendering to the fact that sometimes life isn't fair, and asking yourself, 'Will this matter a year from now?', Dr Richard can help everyone to see the bigger picture.Repackaged to inspire and guide a new generation, this is a Mind, Body and Spirit classic.

A Study Guide for Lynn Nottage's "Sweat"

Author: Gale, Cengage

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 002867099X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 18

View: 7660

A Study Guide for Lynn Nottage's "Sweat", excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Drama for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Drama for Students for all of your research needs.

Don't Sweat the Small Stuff for Teens

Simple Ways to Keep Your Cool in Stressful Times

Author: Richard Carlson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1401304478

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 256

View: 3098

In this candid guide to adolescence in his #1 bestselling series, Richard Carlson examines the contradictions and challenges unique to teenage life and offers high schoolers (and their parents) tools for learning not to stress about homework, peer pressure, dating, and more. Along the way, he addresses such issues as: Breaking up Getting out of the emergency lane Being OK with your bad hair day Dropping the drama

Prepping: Stop Sweating Instant Hacks For Sweat Free Skin

Prepping For Sweating Disaster With Stress Free Simplicity

Author: Gene Pintelle

Publisher: Speedy Publishing LLC

ISBN: 1635019249

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 66

View: 2428

Prepping: Stop Sweating Instant Hacks For Sweat Free Skin Prepping For Sweating Disaster With Stress Free Simplicity Prepping Series - Sweat Disaster - Volume 1 You are going to discover all the secret ingredients of how to get rid of nasty sweating. Here are a few sample chapters of what you are getting: ** 9 Ways To Get Rid Of Excessive Sweating ** First Way: From Light To Heavy ** Seventh Way: The Natural Way (in my experience the only way that works long term and forever and this is basically all you need to cure your sweaty condition for good!) ** Skin Care Couponing Secrets - Easy Skin Care Tips (These are the ninja body care power tips!) ** How To Get Rid Of Excessive Sweating Resources ** Real Night Sweats Relief Solutions, Excessive Underarm & Face Sweating Remedies & Natural Hyperhidrosis Treatment Solutions Pick up this guide to save yourself some headache, wasted time (because I have wasted time over the years to finally get rid of this sweaty problem!), money (this one is a major problem because trying out all these non effective solutions kind of costs money, too!), stress and a self confidence problem (because a stinky skin can get tough on you and especially if you work with clients!) Start using your new found how to get rid of body odor forever knowledge on a regular basis and you will be able to break yourself free from spending a fortune on having to continuously invest into new excessive sweating products that might not even work! Impress your loved ones with your good smelling and your ninja body care powers! So, go ahead and get inside in order to learn how to stop sweating so much!

The Sweat off My Back

A Collection of Poems, Essays, and Inspirational Pieces

Author: Joél L. Joseph

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781462842025

Category: Poetry

Page: 53

View: 8187

This book is a collection of my life experiences, thoughts and feelings, as I faced a multitude of situations. These trying experiences have universally formed and chiseled my attitudes, beliefs and values. They have made me who I am, good, bad or indifferent. Sweat or perspiration often happens during extreme physical or mental challenges; it is our bodys way of combating rising temperatures or heat. In this book, I paint vivid portraits of my experiences. I hope that you share in my learning experience