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Envisioning the worst

representations of "Hottentots" in early-modern England

by Linda Evi Merians

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  • 32 Currently reading

Published by University of Delaware Press, Associated University Presses in Newark, London, Cranbury, NJ .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Cape of Good Hope (South Africa),
  • England
    • Subjects:
    • Khoikhoi (African people) -- Public opinion.,
    • Khoikhoi (African people) -- Social life and customs -- 16th century.,
    • Khoikhoi (African people) -- Social life and customs -- 17th century.,
    • Travelers" writings, English.,
    • Public opinion -- England -- History -- 16th century.,
    • Public opinion -- England -- History -- 17th century.,
    • Racism -- England -- History -- 16th century.,
    • Racism -- England -- History -- 17th century.,
    • Cape of Good Hope (South Africa) -- Description and travel.,
    • Cape of Good Hope (South Africa) -- Discovery and exploration -- English.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 271-283) and index.

      StatementLinda E. Merians.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDT1058.K56 M47 2001
      The Physical Object
      Pagination289 p. :
      Number of Pages289
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL6789208M
      ISBN 100874137381
      LC Control Number00048916

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Never Saw It Coming explains why it is so hard to do so: adaptive behavior hard-wired into human cognition is complemented and reinforced by cultural practices, which are in turn institutionalized in the rules and structures of formal organizations/5(2). Never Saw It Coming: Cultural Challenges to Envisioning the Worst - Kindle edition by Cerulo, Karen A.

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“In Never Saw It Coming, Karen Cerulo argues that in American society there is a ‘positive symmetry,’ a tendency to focus on and exaggerate the best, the winner, the most optimistic outcome and outlook.

Thus, the conceptions of the worst are underdeveloped and elided. Naturally, as she masterfully outlines, there are dramatic consequences to this characterological inability to imagine.

And in this book, I propose that envisioning the worst may be a more difficult task than it seems. The worst outcome, the worst fate, the worst of the lot, the worst of times—at first glance, these concepts seem so stark, so clear.

Editorial Reviews. Katrina, 9/11, and the War in Iraq—all demonstrate the costliness of failing to anticipate worst-case scenarios. Never Saw It Coming explains why it is so hard to do so: adaptive behavior hard-wired into human cognition is complemented and reinforced by cultural practices, which are in turn institutionalized in the rules and structures of formal : Karen A.

Cerulo. This book examines early modern English constructions of "Hottentots" as humanity's most base and beastly people. The book presents the entire course of pre-colonial literary and visual representations of "Hottentots" written from the end of the sixteenth century until the opening decades of.

Get this from a library. Never saw it coming: cultural challenges to envisioning the worst. [Karen A Cerulo] -- People-especially Americans-are by and large optimists.

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"A welcome addition The reader comes away from this book with a new appreciation of the need for mindful attention, resilient action, and skills of improvisation.

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Naturally, as she masterfully outlines, there are dramatic consequences to this characterological inability to imagine and prepare for the worst, as the failure to heed memos leading up to both the 9/11 and NASA Challenger disasters, for instance, so painfully reminded us.”--Robin Wagner-Pacifici, Swarthmore College“Katrina, 9/11, and the.

The second process is catastrophizing, in which you imagine the worst possible outcome from a negative you do, the magnitude of the experience skyrockets beyond its original negative.

envisioning the worst is difficult to do, is counter to mainstream American thought, and is a real socio-cultural phenomenon. Cerulo's research includes content and secondary analysis of much cultural matter, original survey data, and the synthesis of varying supporting evidence.

Her work is carefully documented and referenced (containing nearly. Never Saw It Coming: Cultural Challenges to Envisioning the Karen A. o: University of Chicago Press, Pp. ix+ $ (paper). One of the park’s most notable attractions was the Tidal Wave Pool, one of the first to open in the United States, which quickly became one of the most dangerous rides at the : Brynn Holland.

Never Saw It Coming: Cultural Challenges to Envisioning the Karen A. Cerulo. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, Pp. ix $ (paper). Karl E. Weick University of Michigan Karen Cerulo argues that people have a clear preference, culturally shaped, for paying careful attention to best-case scenarios and casual.

This book celebrates escapes from the flatlands of both paper and computer screen, showing superb displays of high-dimensional complex data.

The most design-oriented of Edward Tufte's books, Envisioning Information shows maps, charts, scientific presentations, diagrams, computer interfaces, statistical graphics and tables, stereo photographs, guidebooks, courtroom exhibits, timetables, use of /5(20). The book is then a bit of a thought experiment.

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It is a catalog of world class information design examples, culled by the author. He has collected examples from sources as diverse as Gallileo's observations of Saturn, a 3D map of a Japanese shrine, a visual "proof" of Pythagoras' theorem, color studies by the artist Joseph Albers, and a New York train :   Envisioning Information is Tufte's best work.

It is a catalog of world class information design examples, culled by the author. He has collected examples from sources as diverse as Gallileo's observations of Saturn, a 3D map of a Japanese shrine, a visual "proof" of Pythagoras' theorem, color studies by the artist Joseph Albers, and a New York train by: