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perspectivism

See also epistemology; Thomas theorem. 1. Broadly, the stance that the truth of any knowledge or fact is tied to a particular frame of ...

Novel

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Beatriz de Alba-Koch, Beatriz de Alba-Koch, Josna Rege, Harry Aveling, and Teri Shaffer Yamada

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

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Current Version:
2008
Subject:
History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
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6,398 words
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...techniques. His Memórias póstumas de Brás Cubas ( 1881 ; English trans., Epitaph of a Small Winner , 1952 ), a narration from the grave, is an early manifestation of the fantastic; his Dom Casmurro ( 1899 ; English trans., Dom Casmurro , 1953 ) is a forerunner of perspectivism. The predicament of women was paralleled in some nineteenth-century works to that of racially marginalized groups. A growing fascination among writers with the region's indigenous peoples gave rise to indianismo and indigenismo ; the former offers a romanticized portrayal...

Water and Sewers in the American City

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Joel A. Tarr

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Urban History

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Current Version:
2019
Subject:
History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
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...the evolution of these systems. Melosi’s work on both water and wastewater systems must be the starting point for any investigation of these topics. Many comprehensive articles are included in Tarr’s volume The Search for the Ultimate Sink: Urban Pollution in Historical Perspectiv e and Devastation and Renewal: An Environmental History of Pittsburgh and Its Region . 50 Early methods of dealing with household plumbing issues are insightfully analyzed in Maureen Ogle’s All the Modern Conveniences: American Household Plumbing, 1840–1890 . 51 In...

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