Les Petites bulles de l attention

Titre : Les Petites bulles de l attention
Auteur : Jean-Philippe Lachaux
Éditeur : Odile Jacob
ISBN-13 : 9782738159267
Libération : 2016-11-02

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Aider nos enfants à mieux se concentrer à l’école (et au-dehors) et leurs parents à mieux résister à l’éparpillement de leur propre attention, c’est la mission que s’est fixée Jean-Philippe Lachaux, neuroscientifique, spécialiste de l’attention, avec ce livre vivant et coloré qui est bien plus qu’une simple bande dessinée (les dessins aussi sont de l’auteur !). On trouve dans cet ouvrage non seulement un guide illustré du cerveau (pour les plus jeunes), mais aussi des fiches pour approfondir les notions essentielles (pour les lecteurs un peu plus âgés) et des exercices à faire chez soi (pour tous, y compris les parents et les grands-parents !). Qui a dit qu’on ne pouvait pas apprendre à se concentrer tout en s’amusant ? Jean-Philippe Lachaux est ancien élève de l’École polytechnique. il est directeur de recherche en neurosciences cognitives au sein de l’unité Inserm « Dynamique Cérébrale et Cognition » à Lyon. Il est l’auteur du Cerveau attentif. Contrôle, maîtrise et lâcher-prise et du Cerveau funambule. Comprendre et apprivoiser son attention grâce aux neurosciences, qui ont rencontré un grand succès.

Les diaboliques

Titre : Les diaboliques
Auteur : Jules Barbey d'Aurevilly
Éditeur : Buccaneer Books
ISBN-13 : STANFORD:36105039923995
Libération : 1986

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Jules Barbey d'Aurevilly A été écrit sous une forme ou une autre pendant la plus grande partie de sa vie. Vous pouvez trouver autant d'inspiration de Les diaboliques Aussi informatif et amusant. Cliquez sur le bouton TÉLÉCHARGER ou Lire en ligne pour obtenir gratuitement le livre de titre $ gratuitement.

Wild Frenchmen and Frenchified Indians

Titre : Wild Frenchmen and Frenchified Indians
Auteur : Sophie White
Éditeur : University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN-13 : 9780812207170
Libération : 2013-01-14

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Based on a sweeping range of archival, visual, and material evidence, Wild Frenchmen and Frenchified Indians examines perceptions of Indians in French colonial Louisiana and demonstrates that material culture—especially dress—was central to the elaboration of discourses about race. At the heart of France's seventeenth-century plans for colonizing New France was a formal policy—Frenchification. Intended to turn Indians into Catholic subjects of the king, it also carried with it the belief that Indians could become French through religion, language, and culture. This fluid and mutable conception of identity carried a risk: while Indians had the potential to become French, the French could themselves be transformed into Indians. French officials had effectively admitted defeat of their policy by the time Louisiana became a province of New France in 1682. But it was here, in Upper Louisiana, that proponents of French-Indian intermarriage finally claimed some success with Frenchification. For supporters, proof of the policy's success lay in the appearance and material possessions of Indian wives and daughters of Frenchmen. Through a sophisticated interdisciplinary approach to the material sources, Wild Frenchmen and Frenchified Indians offers a distinctive and original reading of the contours and chronology of racialization in early America. While focused on Louisiana, the methodological model offered in this innovative book shows that dress can take center stage in the investigation of colonial societies—for the process of colonization was built on encounters mediated by appearance.

Against the Grain

Titre : Against the Grain
Auteur : Joris-Karl Huysmans
Éditeur : BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN-13 : 9783843035095
Libération : 2015-03-04

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Joris-Karl Huysmans: Against the Grain. (À rebours) Vollständige Neuausgabe. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2015. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage. Gesetzt aus Minion Pro, 11 pt.

Brave New World

Titre : Brave New World
Auteur : Aldous Huxley
Éditeur : Harper Perennial Modern Classics
ISBN-13 : 0061767646
Libération : 2010-01-19

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The astonishing novel Brave New World, originally published in 1932, presents Aldous Huxley's legendary vision of a world of tomorrow utterly transformed. In Huxley's darkly satiric yet chillingly prescient imagining of a "utopian" future, humans are genetically designed and pharmaceutically anesthetized to passively serve a ruling order. A powerful work of speculative fiction that has enthralled and terrified readers for generations, it remains remarkably relevant to this day as both a warning to be heeded and as a thought-provoking yet satisfying entertainment. This deluxe edition also includes the nonfiction work "Brave New World Revisited," "a thought-jabbing, terrifying book" (Chicago Tribune), first published in 1958. It is a fascinating essay in which Huxley compares the modern-day world with his prophetic fantasy envisioned in Brave New World. He scrutinizes threats to humanity such as overpopulation, propaganda, and chemical persuasion, and explains why we have found it virtually impossible to avoid them. With a Foreword by Christopher Hitchens

By Sword and Plow

Titre : By Sword and Plow
Auteur : Jennifer E. Sessions
Éditeur : Cornell University Press
ISBN-13 : 0801449758
Libération : 2011-10-06

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In 1830, with France's colonial empire in ruins, Charles X ordered his army to invade Ottoman Algiers. Victory did not salvage his regime from revolution, but it began the French conquest of Algeria, which was continued and consolidated by the succeeding July Monarchy. In By Sword and Plow, Jennifer E. Sessions explains why France chose first to conquer Algeria and then to transform it into its only large-scale settler colony. Deftly reconstructing the political culture of mid-nineteenth-century France, she also sheds light on policies whose long-term consequences remain a source of social, cultural, and political tensions in France and its former colony. In Sessions's view, French expansion in North Africa was rooted in contests over sovereignty and male citizenship in the wake of the Atlantic revolutions of the eighteenth century. The French monarchy embraced warfare as a means to legitimize new forms of rule, incorporating the Algerian army into royal iconography and public festivals. Colorful broadsides, songs, and plays depicted the men of the Armée d'Afrique as citizen soldiers. Social reformers and colonial theorists formulated plans to settle Algeria with European emigrants. The propaganda used to recruit settlers featured imagery celebrating Algeria's agricultural potential, but the male emigrants who responded were primarily poor, urban laborers who saw the colony as a place to exercise what they saw as their right to work. Generously illustrated with examples of this imperialist iconography, Sessions's work connects a wide-ranging culture of empire to specific policies of colonization during a pivotal period in the genesis of modern France.

The World Beyond Your Head

Titre : The World Beyond Your Head
Auteur : Matthew B. Crawford
Éditeur : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN-13 : 9780374708443
Libération : 2015-03-31

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A groundbreaking new book from the bestselling author of Shop Class as Soulcraft In his bestselling book Shop Class as Soulcraft, Matthew B. Crawford explored the ethical and practical importance of manual competence, as expressed through mastery of our physical environment. In his brilliant follow-up, The World Beyond Your Head, Crawford investigates the challenge of mastering one's own mind. We often complain about our fractured mental lives and feel beset by outside forces that destroy our focus and disrupt our peace of mind. Any defense against this, Crawford argues, requires that we reckon with the way attention sculpts the self. Crawford investigates the intense focus of ice hockey players and short-order chefs, the quasi-autistic behavior of gambling addicts, the familiar hassles of daily life, and the deep, slow craft of building pipe organs. He shows that our current crisis of attention is only superficially the result of digital technology, and becomes more comprehensible when understood as the coming to fruition of certain assumptions at the root of Western culture that are profoundly at odds with human nature. The World Beyond Your Head makes sense of an astonishing array of common experience, from the frustrations of airport security to the rise of the hipster. With implications for the way we raise our children, the design of public spaces, and democracy itself, this is a book of urgent relevance to contemporary life.

Amoris Laetitia

Titre : Amoris Laetitia
Auteur : Pope Francis
Éditeur : Our Sunday Visitor
ISBN-13 : 1681920026
Libération : 2016-05-20

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In his groundbreaking work on modern family life, Amoris Laetitia: On Love in the Family, Pope Francis continues to guide and lead the Church, calling us to be a sign of mercy and encouragement for families of all shapes and sizes.

Cerveau attentif Le

Titre : Cerveau attentif Le
Auteur : Jean-Philippe Lachaux
Éditeur : Odile Jacob
ISBN-13 : 9782738194961
Libération : 2011-03-24

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Vous n’en avez peut-être pas conscience, mais toute votre perception du monde, votre rapport à ce qui vous entoure, aux autres et à vous-même sont déterminés par un petit quelque chose qui vaut de l’or : votre attention – sans cesse convoitée et courtisée, toujours menacée. Cet ouvrage vous propose précisément de « faire attention à votre attention » dans votre vie quotidienne, pour en tirer un meilleur parti. Pourquoi l’attention échappe-t-elle si souvent au contrôle volontaire ? Pourquoi est-il si difficile de rester concentré ? Que faire pour ne pas se laisser dériver ou pour éviter de papillonner ? C’est dans le cerveau qu’il faut chercher ces secrets, que les neurosciences modernes commencent à pénétrer. Jean-Philippe Lachaux est directeur de recherche à l’Inserm, au sein du Centre de recherche en neurosciences de Lyon. Il anime un groupe dédié à la compréhension des mécanismes cérébraux des grandes fonctions cognitives humaines.