Our Bodies Entwining Entwined 4

iko Kodansha USA Comics & Graphic Novels

Ever since being told by her ex-boyfriend that sex with her was boring, Misuzu had been terrified to even think about love and romance again. But that all changed when Mikage, her coworker/secret crush confessed his feelings for her and the two of them started a new chapter in their lives as lovers. Mikage had his own sexual issues to overcome, but as the two of them opened up to one another, they slowly became irreplaceable supports for each other who could talk honestly about all of their issues, inside and outside the bedroom. After attending an old coworker's wedding one day, Misuzu finds herself thinking about the next step in her relationship with Mikage, but does that mean...?

ISBN10 : 9781684915668 , ISBN13 : 168491566X

Page Number : 169

Our Bodies Entwining Entwined 3

iko Kodansha America LLC Comics & Graphic Novels

Following being told by her ex-boyfriend that sex with her was boring, Misuzu, age 29, became a coward when it came to relationships. Misuzu finds herself unable to move forward because she equates dating someone as having sex being a foregone conclusion. However, one day, her coworker, Mikage, professes his feelings for her, saying he’d always loved her. This leads to the two of them becoming a couple. The truth is, Mikage has his own hang-up about sex. He can’t get hard when he’s nervous. Their bodies begin to entwine by taking things at their own pace and honestly telling one another what they want to do and have done to themselves. One night, amid a downpour just like the one the night they began to date, the two of them finally cross a threshold in a tender, sweet moment, and then—?!

ISBN10 : 9781684911707 , ISBN13 : 1684911702

Page Number : 170

Distributed Languaging Affective Dynamics And The Human Ecology Volume I

Paul J. Thibault Routledge Language Arts & Disciplines

Language plays a central role in human life. However, the term ‘language’ as defined in the language sciences of the 20th century and the traditions these have drawn on, have arguably, limited our thinking about what language is and does. The two inter-linked volumes of Thibault’s study articulate crucially important aspects of an emerging new perspective shift on language - the Distributed Language view – that is now receiving more and more attention internationally. Rejecting the classical view that the fundamental architecture of language can be localized as a number of inter-related levels of formal linguistic organization that function as the coded inputs and outputs to each other, the distributed language view argues that languaging behaviour is a bio-cultural organisation of process that is embodied, multimodal, and integrated across multiple space-time scales. Thibault argues that we need to think of human languaging as the distinctively human mode of our becoming and being selves in the extended human ecology and the kinds of experiencing that this makes possible. Paradoxically, this also means thinking about language in non-linguistic ways that break the grip of the conventional meta-languages for thinking about human languaging. Thibault’s book grounds languaging in process theory: languaging and the forms of experience it actualizes is always an event, not a thing that we ‘use’. In taking a distinctively interdisciplinary approach, the book relates dialogical theories of human sense-making to the distributed view of human cognition, to recent thinking about distributed language, to ecological psychology, and to languaging as inter-individual affective dynamics grounded in the subjective lives of selves. In taking this approach, the book considers the coordination of selves in social encounters, the emergent forms of self-reflexivity that characterise these encounters, and the implications for how we think of and live our human sociality, not as something that is mediated by over-arching codes and systems, but as emerging from the endogenous subjectivities of selves when they seek to coordinate with other selves and with the situations, artefacts, social institutions, and technologies that populate the extended human ecology. The two volumes aim to bring our understanding of human languaging closer to human embodiment, experience, and feeling while also showing how languaging enables humans to transcend local circumstances and thus to dialogue with cultural tradition. Volume 1 focuses on the shorter timescales of bodily dynamics in languaging activity. Volume II integrates the shorter timescales of body dynamics to the longer cultural-historical timescales of the linguistic and cultural norms and patterns to which bodily dynamics are integrated.

ISBN10 : 9781351215572 , ISBN13 : 1351215574

Page Number : 292

Religions Of Rome Volume 2 A Sourcebook

Mary Beard Cambridge University Press History

Volume two reveals the extraordinary diversity of ancient Roman religion. A comprehensive sourcebook, it presents a wide range of documents illustrating religious life in the Roman world - from the foundations of the city in the eighth century BC to the Christian capital more than a thousand years later. Each document is given a full introduction, explanatory notes and bibliography, and acts as a starting point for further discussion. Through paintings, sculptures, coins and inscriptions, as well as literary texts in translation, the book explores the major themes and problems of Roman religion, such as sacrifice, the religious calendar, divination, ritual, and priesthood. Starting from the archaeological traces of the earliest cults of the city, it finishes with a series of texts in which Roman authors themselves reflect on the nature of their own religion, its history, even its funny side. Judaism and Christianity are given full coverage, as important elements in the religious world of the Roman empire.

ISBN10 : 0521456460 , ISBN13 : 9780521456463

Page Number : 434

The Cyclopaedia

Abraham Rees Encyclopedias and dictionaries

ISBN10 : PRNC:32101078163332 , ISBN13 :

Page Number : 816