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By Pamela Gossin

Technological know-how and literature have consistently been unusual bedfellows. Like puzzle items, they healthy simply because they're assorted. the various maximum works of global literature were encouraged through the marvels of the clinical international. Scientists have written works of the mind's eye. Even formal medical writings were identified to hire rhetoric. there's a tendency to think about literature—and the arts in general—as having little to do with technology. but students have carried out fruitful reports of the historical past and philosophy of technology. With the increase of expertise, students have additionally utilized medical research to the learn of literature and the artistic approach. The intersection of clinical and humanistic inquiry is ultimately being mapped. This quantity comprises greater than 650 A-Z entries on subject matters and subject matters in technological know-how and literature, major writers, key scientists, seminal works, and critical theories and methodologies.This reference defines the speedily rising interdisciplinary box of literature and technology. An introductory essay strains the historical past of the sphere, its turning out to be attractiveness, and the present nation of analysis. extensive in scope, the quantity covers global literature from its beginnings to the current day and illuminates the position of technology in literature and literary reviews. a variety of specialists contributed entries to this quantity, each one of which concludes with a quick bibliography. the whole quantity closes with a listing of works for additional analyzing.

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Agee and Evans's work also influenced the development of the "empathetic observer" in cultural anthropology. Pamela Gossin Agriculture. Perhaps the most influential factor in the evolution of human civilization. The great and small civilizations that populate history are defined 8 AIDS by their agricultural methods and their relationships to their local environments. Agriculture's literary influence is often felt indirectly. For example, in the United States, American culture was shaped by and continues to feel the influence of the Jeffersonian (see Jefferson, Thomas) ideal of the yeoman farmer who lived off the land and knew it intimately.

While much can be said about the governmental and media ineptitude regarding AIDS, the challenge of AIDS to prevailing notions of body, health, and self, and so on, the difficulty in characterizing the meaning of AIDS as a medical, human, national, or geopolitical event is its most important aspect for LS studies. Cultural critic Susan Sontag and others have argued that the inability of the medical community to understand and treat AIDS has produced other meanings in culture and society (which, of course, also have effects on medicine and science).

God and the Land: The Metaphysics of Farming in Hesiod and Vergil with a Translation of Hesiod's Works and Days by David Grene. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1998. Sarver, Stephanie. Uneven Land: Nature and Agriculture in American Nature Writing. Lincoln: U Nebraska P, 1999. David N. Cassuto AIDS. Acronym for "acquired immunodeficiency syndrome," the last stage of infection by human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV. AIDS is not a disease but a syndrome, a collection of somatically destructive effects that are enabled by immune system compromise; one does not die of AIDS but of the opportunistic infections and diseases against which one's body can no longer defend.

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