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The Grand Design (District of Columbia, Book 3) by John Dos Passos

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By John Dos Passos

John Dos Passos's literary reaction to Franklin Delano Roosevelt's New Deal, The Grand Design reviews the gargantuan development of paperwork in Washington in the course of the nice melancholy and global struggle II. The satiric novel conveys the author's frustration with federal overreach and the hole rhetoric that sells it to the people.

"War is a time of Caesars," writes Dos Passos as he laments the demise of idealistic, clever agencies on the desks of elitist directors. After witnessing the Spanish Civil battle declare such a lot of well-intentioned males, he advises warning for America's New buyers: "Some issues now we have realized, yet now not adequate; there's extra to profit. this day we needs to learn how to came upon back in freedom our republic."

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Focusing on four categories of kinship terms: family origin terms, collective kinship terms, descent terms, and affinal (marriage) and ritualistic terms, Khuri shows that the extension of kinship terms to non-kin carries with it the behavioral expectations of kinship relations. For example, a person who addresses another as ʿamm (uncle) or ukht (sister) generates behavioral expectations that characterize uncle-nephew or brother-sister relationships. The application of such terms to outsiders is made when they share the same age, sex, and status implied in the kinship referents.

220. 36 Hisham Sharabi, Neopatriarchy: A Theory of Distorted Change in Arab Society (New York: Oxford University Press, 1988), p. 41. 37 Sharabi, “Impact of Class and Culture on Social Behavior,” pp. 244–45. 38 Sharabi, Neopatriarchy, p. 7. 38 chapter two patriarchal; students are constantly referred to as “my children” or treated in a paternalistic manner. Vertical relationships continue to prevail and are regulated and reinforced by a general overall repressive ideology based on at-tahrib (scaring) and/or at-targhib (enticement) rather than on discussion aimed at persuasion.

7 Andrea B. ”9 Lastly, Raphael Patai observes that familism, a term he uses to denote “the centrality of the family in social organization, its primacy in the loyalty scale, and its supremacy over individual life,” is deeply embedded in the Arab consciousness. ”10 In his view, familism—membership in the family—rather than individualism, is the value orientation inculcated by parents and traditional educational systems. 11 Islam paid more attention to the organization of the family than to that of any other institution.

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