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Imitation, Contagion, Suggestion

By Christian Borch
  • ISBN Code: : 1351034928
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Social Science
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Terrorist attacks seem to mimic other terrorist attacks. Mass shootings appear to mimic previous mass shootings. Financial traders seem to mimic other traders. It is not a novel observation that people often imitate others. Some might even suggest that mimesis is at the core of human interaction. However, understanding such mimesis and its broader implications is no trivial task. Imitation, Contagion, Suggestion sheds important light on the ways in which society is intimately linked to and characterized by mimetic patterns. Taking its starting point in late-nineteenth-century discussions about imitation, contagion, and suggestion, the volume examines a theoretical framework in which mimesis is at the center. The volume investigates some of the key sociological, psychological, and philosophical debates on sociality and individuality that emerged in the wake of the late-nineteenth-century imitation, contagion, and suggestion theorization, and which involved notable thinkers such as Gabriel Tarde, Emile Durkheim, and Friedrich Nietzsche. Furthermore, the volume demonstrates the ways in which important aspects of this theorization have been mobilized throughout the twentieth century and how they may advance present-day analyses of topical issues relating to, e.g. neuroscience, social media, social networks, agent-based modelling, terrorism, virology, financial markets, and affect theory. One of the significant ideas advanced in theories of imitation, contagion, and suggestion is that the individual should be seen not as a sovereign entity, but rather as profoundly externally shaped. In other words, the decisions people make may be unwitting imitations of other people’s decisions. Against this backdrop, the volume presents new avenues for social theory and sociological research that take seriously the suggestion that individuality and the social may be mimetically constituted.

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Imitating Authors is a major study of the theory and practice of imitatio (the imitation of one author by another) from antiquity to the present day. It extends from early Greek texts right up to recent fictions about clones and artificial humans, and illuminates both the theory and practice of imitation. At its centre lie the imitating authors of the English Renaissance, including Ben Jonson and the most imitated imitator of them all, John Milton. Imitating Authors argues that imitation was not simply a matter of borrowing words, or of alluding to an earlier author. Imitators learnt practices from earlier writers. They imitated the structures and forms of earlier writing in ways that enabled them to create a new style which itself could be imitated. That made imitation an engine of literary change. Imitating Authors also shows how the metaphors used by theorists to explain this complex practice fed into works which were themselves imitations, and how those metaphors have come to influence present-day anxieties about imitation human beings and artificial forms of intelligence. It explores relationships between imitation and authorial style, its fraught connections with plagiarism, and how emerging ideas of genius and intellectual property changed how imitation was practised. In refreshing and jargon-free prose Burrow explains not just what imitation was in the past, but how it influences the present, and what it could be in the future. Imitating Authors includes detailed discussion of Plato, Roman rhetorical theory, Virgil, Lucretius, Petrarch, Cervantes, Ben Jonson, Milton, Pope, Wordsworth, Mary Shelley, and Kazuo Ishiguro.

Gesture Generation by Imitation

By Michael Kipp
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  • Publisher : Universal-Publishers
  • Book Code : 1581122551
  • Total of Pages : 280
  • Category : Computers
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Published version of dissertation submitted to the Faculties of Natural Sciences and Technology. Saarland University. Saarbrucken, Germany, 2003.

Spirituality of Saint Paul, The

By Frank J. Matera
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  • Publisher : Paulist Press
  • Book Code : 1587687208
  • Total of Pages : 98
  • Category : Religion
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Recognizing that we can’t actually imitate Christ, St. Paul calls us to use him as a model and imitate him in his conformity to the paschal mystery.

Networks of Echoes

By Bruce J. West,Malgorzata Turalska,Paolo Grigolini
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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Book Code : 3319048791
  • Total of Pages : 225
  • Category : Science
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Networks of Echoes: Imitation, Innovation and Invisible Leaders is a mathematically rigorous and data rich book on a fascinating area of the science and engineering of social webs. There are hundreds of complex network phenomena whose statistical properties are described by inverse power laws. The phenomena of interest are not arcane events that we encounter only fleetingly, but are events that dominate our lives. We examine how this intermittent statistical behavior intertwines itself with what appears to be the organized activity of social groups. The book is structured as answers to a sequence of questions such as: How are decisions reached in elections and boardrooms? How is the stability of a society undermined by zealots and committed minorities and how is that stability re-established? Can we learn to answer such questions about human behavior by studying the way flocks of birds retain their formation when eluding a predator? These questions and others are answered using a generic model of a complex dynamic network—one whose global behavior is determined by a symmetric interaction among individuals based on social imitation. The complexity of the network is manifest in time series resulting from self-organized critical dynamics that have divergent first and second moments, are non-stationary, non-ergodic and non-Poisson. How phase transitions in the network dynamics influence such activity as decision making is a fascinating story and provides a context for introducing many of the mathematical ideas necessary for understanding complex networks in general. The decision making model (DMM) is selected to emphasize that there are features of complex webs that supersede specific mechanisms and need to be understood from a general perspective. This insightful overview of recent tools and their uses may serve as an introduction and curriculum guide in related courses.

St. Alphonsus Maria Liguori on Patience and the Imitation of Christ. With Biblical Wisdom of the Gospels, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiasticus + quotes from St. Francis of Assisi, and many more.

By St. Alphonsus Maria Liguori
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  • Publisher : Viva Cristo Rey Multimedia
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 72
  • Category : Religion
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• Do you like to grow on a personal level, and learn useful things every day? • Are you interested in knowing how to be more patient and have a better life? • Do you want to know how the Catholic Saints, who are so famous and acclaimed all over the world, achieved such great virtues and such high glory? • Do you want to know how they dominated their bad inclinations and finally reached Heaven? • Would you like to imitate their behavior and know how they thought so that YOU CAN ALSO take the path that leads to Jesus Christ? DO NOT LOOK ANY FURTHER! With the new edition of this book that we have created especially for you . You can find among other things the following: 1. The powerful wisdom that Saints like Saint Augustine, Saint Thomas Aquinas, Saint Teresa of Avila, and Saint Jerome personally applied and recommended to maintain and conserve patience, even in the midst of persecutions, poverty, contempt and diseases. 2. The advice and admonitions that YOU HAVE TO READ where the Holy Spirit teaches you to trust more in his providence through MOVING words of encouragement that have been studied and affectionately saved and transmitted from generation to generation to MILLIONS OF PEOPLE for THOUSANDS OF YEARS. (Some of the Biblical Books cited include: The Gospel according to Saint Matthew, The Gospel according to Saint John, The Gospel according to Saint Luke, The Book of the Prophet Ezekiel, The First and Second Letter to the Corinthians, The Book of Daniel, The Book of the Prophet Jeremiah, Tobias, The Book of the Prophet Habakkuk, Job, The Letter to the Hebrews, The Apocalypse of the Apostle St. John and MANY MORE!!) 3. Amazing true stories of educational order collected by Saint Alphonsus Maria Liguori and in which you will discover the errors that you should avoid on your way to heaven, as well as the best ways to advance in the practice of Christian virtues 4. The best way to obtain REAL AND LASTING RESULTS on the way to having a patience that endures any cross or tribulation, with practical advice given by Saints as Great as St. Ignatius of Loyola, St. Bernard, St. Athanasius, St. Louis Gonzaga, Saint Mary Magdalene of Pazzi, Saint John Chrysostom, Saint Joseph of Calasanz, Saint Anthony Abbot, Saint Prospero, Saint Gregory Nazianzen, Saint John Chrysostom and the Holy Apostles James and John nicknamed by God Himself "Children of Thunder" WHY YOU NEED THIS BOOK If you are interested in acquiring and maintaining a strong and constant trust in God when facing problems and stress from day to day, if you wish to obtain peace of spirit rooted in God and want more than anything in the world, to achieve eternal happiness and heaven. THIS BOOK IS DEFINITELY FOR YOU. Don’t wait! Press the "BUY NOW" button and start your path to a better life. Act NOW.

Imitating Christ in Magwi

By Todd D. Whitmore
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 0567684202
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Religion
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Imitating Christ in Magwi: An Anthropological Theology achieves two things. First, focusing on indigenous Roman Catholics in northern Uganda and South Sudan, it is a detailed ethnography of how a community sustains hope in the midst of one of the most brutal wars in recent memory, that between the Ugandan government and the rebel Lord's Resistance Army. Whitmore finds that the belief that the spirit of Jesus Christ can enter into a person through such devotions as the Adoration of the Eucharist gave people the wherewithal to carry out striking works of mercy during the conflict, and, like Jesus of Nazareth, to risk their lives in the process. Traditional devotion leveraged radical witness. Second, Gospel Mimesis is a call for theology itself to be a practice of imitating Christ. Such practice requires both living among people on the far margins of society – Whitmore carried out his fieldwork in Internally Displaced Persons camps – and articulating a theology that foregrounds the daily, if extraordinary, lives of people. Here, ethnography is not an add-on to theological concepts; rather, ethnography is a way of doing theology, and includes what anthropologists call “thick description” of lives of faith. Unlike theology that draws only upon abstract concepts, what Whitmore calls “anthropological theology” is consonant with the fact that God did indeed become human. It may well involve risk to one's own life – Whitmore had to leave Uganda for three years after writing an article critical of the President – but that is what imitatio Christi sometimes requires.