National Geographic Reader Living in the World Cultural Themes for Writers

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Author: National Geographic Learning

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285071972

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Bring your learning to life with compelling images, media and text from National Geographic. LIVING IN THE WORLD: CULTURAL THEMES FOR WRITERS will help you develop a clearer understanding of the world around you through engaging content. The 24 articles gathered in this cross-cultural multi-themed reader offer an exceptionally direct approach to issues surrounding identity and culture around the world. As the National Geographic Society's writers and photographers investigate the physical and cultural characteristics of specific locations throughout the world, they put faces on forces of assimilation, diversification, and make the multifarious realities of globalization palpable and concrete. Introducing readers to people and customs that may seem foreign, they shed new light on familiar American themes as well. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Reading National Geographic

Discusses the ways that the magazine and its authors and editors have both passively and actively shaped American opinions of other cultures and caused us to reflect on our own culture.

Author: Catherine Lutz

Publisher:

ISBN: 0226497240

Category: Social Science

Page: 309

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Discusses the ways that the magazine and its authors and editors have both passively and actively shaped American opinions of other cultures and caused us to reflect on our own culture.

The Making of the State Writer

This book completes the author's study of the sociology of the literary process in Soviet Russia, begun in The Making of the State Reader: Social and Aesthetic Contexts of the Reception of Soviet Literature (Stanford, 1997).

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Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804733643

Category: Social Science

Page: 484

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This book completes the author's study of the sociology of the literary process in Soviet Russia, begun in The Making of the State Reader: Social and Aesthetic Contexts of the Reception of Soviet Literature (Stanford, 1997). The author demonstrates that Socialist Realism is not so much directed as it is self-directed; the transformation of the author into his own censor is the true history of Soviet literature.

National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America

A completely revised and updated fifth edition of the popular birding handbook provides identification tips, full-color artwork, new locator and range maps, information on behavior and nesting, new plumage and species classification data, ...

Author: Jon Lloyd Dunn

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 0792253140

Category: Nature

Page: 503

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A completely revised and updated fifth edition of the popular birding handbook provides identification tips, full-color artwork, new locator and range maps, information on behavior and nesting, new plumage and species classification data, and other valuable facts about more than eight hundred North American birds. Original. 75,000 first printing.

Bridging Cultural Conflicts

In this ground-breaking book the author uses her unique experience and vast knowledge of psychology, multicultural dispute resolution and international jurisprudence to present a very human but also practical approach to dealing with ...

Author: Michelle LeBaron

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: UOM:39015056813234

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 332

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In this ground-breaking book the author uses her unique experience and vast knowledge of psychology, multicultural dispute resolution and international jurisprudence to present a very human but also practical approach to dealing with conflicts on a personal, business and political level - local, regional, or transboundary.

Things Fall Apart

The contemporary African writer's classic novel depicting the destruction of traditional tribal life by the white man This is Chinua Achebe's classic novel, with more than two million copies sold since its first U.S. publication in 1969.

Author: Chinua Achebe

Publisher: Penguin Books

ISBN: STANFORD:36105007495679

Category: Fiction

Page: 209

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The contemporary African writer's classic novel depicting the destruction of traditional tribal life by the white man

Fresh Talk Daring Gazes

Pairing work by 24 contemporary Asian-American visual artists with responses provocatively drawn from cultural critics and other artists, this book explores themes of geographical movement, Asian sexuality, miscegenation, the loss of home, ...

Author: Elaine H. Kim

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520235359

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 210

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Pairing work by 24 contemporary Asian-American visual artists with responses provocatively drawn from cultural critics and other artists, this book explores themes of geographical movement, Asian sexuality, miscegenation, the loss of home, war, history, and memory.

Weimar Germany

Looks at the political, economic, and cultural history of the Weimar Republic. "This is not another standard history of the Weimar Republic.

Author: Eric D. Weitz

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 069101695X

Category: History

Page: 425

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Looks at the political, economic, and cultural history of the Weimar Republic.

How Things Got Better

A novel interpretation of the impact of the media of communication on Western civilization.

Author: Henry J. Perkinson

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: UCSC:32106013339665

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 172

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A novel interpretation of the impact of the media of communication on Western civilization.

The Myth of the Eastern Front

Some Americans are receptive to a positive interpretation of German military conduct on the Russian front in World War II.

Author: Ronald Smelser

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521833653

Category: History

Page: 327

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Some Americans are receptive to a positive interpretation of German military conduct on the Russian front in World War II.

Crip Theory

Crip theory makes clear that no cultural analysis is complete without attention to the politics of bodily ability and 'alternative corporealities'.

Author: Robert McRuer

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814757123

Category: Social Science

Page: 283

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One of the quintessential goals of the American Dream is to own land and a home, a place to raise one’s family and prove one’s prosperity. Particularly for immigrant families, home ownership is a way to assimilate into American culture and community. However, Latinos, who make up the country’s largest minority population, have largely been unable to gain this level of inclusion. Instead, they are forced to cling to the fringes of property rights and ownership through overcrowded rentals, transitory living arrangements, and, at best, home acquisitions through subprime lenders. In Tierra y Libertad, Steven W. Bender traces the history of Latinos’ struggle for adequate housing opportunities, from the nineteenth century to today’s anti-immigrant policies and national mortgage crisis. Spanning southwest to northeast, rural to urban, Bender analyzes the legal hurdles that prevent better housing opportunities and offers ways to approach sweeping legal reform. Tierra y Libertad combines historical, cultural, legal, and personal perspectives to document the Latino community’s ongoing struggle to make America home.

Gathering Moss

In this series of linked personal essays, Robin Kimmerer leads general readers and scientists alike to an understanding of how mosses live and how their lives are intertwined with the lives of countless other beings.

Author: Robin Wall Kimmerer

Publisher:

ISBN: 0870714996

Category: Nature

Page: 168

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Living at the limits of our ordinary perception, mosses are a common but largely unnoticed element of the natural world. Gathering moss is a mix of science and personal reflection that invites readers to explore and learn from the elegantly simple lives of mosses. In this series of linked personal essays, Robin Kimmerer leads general readers and scientists alike to an understanding of how mosses live and how their lives are intertwined with the lives of countless other beings. Kimmerer explains the biology of mosses clearly and artfully, while at the same time reflecting on what these fascinating organisms have to teach us. Drawing on her experiences as a scientist, a mother, and a Native American, Kimmerer explains the stories of mosses in scientific terms as well as in the framework of indigenous ways of knowing. In her book, the natural history and cultural relationships of mosses become a powerful metaphor for ways of living in the world.

Russia Abroad

With this book, Marc Raeff, one of the world's leading historians of Russia, offers the first comprehensive cultural history of the "Great Russian Emigration.

Author: Marc Raeff

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195056839

Category: Social Science

Page: 239

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The dramatic events of the twentieth century have often led to the mass migration of intellectuals, professionals, writers, and artists. One of the first of these migrations occurred in the aftermath of the Russian Revolution, when more than a million Russians were forced into exile. With this book, Marc Raeff, one of the world's leading historians of Russia, offers the first comprehensive cultural history of the "Great Russian Emigration." He examines the social and institutional structure of the emigration and describes its rich cultural and intellectual life. He points out that what distinguishes this emigration from other such episodes in European history is the extent to which the emigres succeeded in reconstituting and preserving their cultural creativity in the West. The flourishing Russian communities of Paris, Berlin, Prague and Kharbin not only enriched Russian arts and letters, but also significantly influenced the culture of their Western hosts, and Raeff concludes with an assessment of their impact on the development of modern Western and Soviet culture.

Culture Identities and Technology in the Star Wars Films

However, like any fiction, it must also be viewed--and consequently analyzed--as a product of the culture which created it. The essays in this book analyze the Star Wars trilogies as a culturally and historically specific phenomenon.

Author: Carl Silvio

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786429103

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 243

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Released in May 1977, the original Star Wars movie inaugurated the age of the movie blockbuster. It also redefined the use of cinematic special effects, creating a new textual universe that now stretches through three decades, two trilogies and generations of fascinated viewers. The body of critical analysis that has developed from this epic focuses primarily on the Star Wars universe as a contemporary myth. However, like any fiction, it must also be viewed--and consequently analyzed--as a product of the culture which created it. The essays in this book analyze the Star Wars trilogies as a culturally and historically specific phenomenon. Moving away from the traditional myth-based criticism of the films, the essayists employ a cultural studies model to examine how this phenomenon intersects with social formations such as economics, technology, race and gender. Critical approaches are varied and include political and economic analysis informed by feminism, contemporary race theory, Marxism, new media studies and post-humanism. Among the topics covered are the connections between the trilogies and our own cultural landscape; the problematic issues of race and gender; and the thematic implications of Lucas' presentation of technology. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

In Europe s Image

A major contribution to the new American studies, a work that shows that even radical Black and White thinkers and writers opt for Eurocentrism as the preferred ideal.

Author: O. R. Dathorne

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0897893972

Category: Social Science

Page: 215

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A major contribution to the new American studies, a work that shows that even radical Black and White thinkers and writers opt for Eurocentrism as the preferred ideal.

Double Lives

Exposes a masterful Russian propaganda campaign that attempted to convert the West to the communist cause by aligning such Western intellectuals as Ernest Hemingway, Lillian Hellman, and others with Stalin's Soviet Union

Author: Stephen Koch

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015032836804

Category: Political Science

Page: 419

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Exposes a masterful Russian propaganda campaign that attempted to convert the West to the communist cause by aligning such Western intellectuals as Ernest Hemingway, Lillian Hellman, and others with Stalin's Soviet Union

Jews and the American Soul

But it has taken this vigorous work by Andrew Heinze to make them plain. This book will surely change the way America understands itself.

Author: Andrew R. Heinze

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691117551

Category: Social Science

Page: 438

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What do Joyce Brothers and Sigmund Freud, Rabbi Harold Kushner and philosopher Martin Buber have in common? They belong to a group of pivotal and highly influential Jewish thinkers who altered the face of modern America in ways few people recognize. So argues Andrew Heinze, who reveals in rich and unprecedented detail the extent to which Jewish values, often in tense interaction with an established Christian consensus, shaped the country's psychological and spiritual vocabulary. Jews and the American Soul is the first book to recognize the central role Jews and Jewish values have played in shaping American ideas of the inner life. It overturns the widely shared assumption that modern ideas of human nature derived simply from the nation's Protestant heritage. Heinze marshals a rich array of evidence to show how individuals ranging from Erich Fromm to Ann Landers changed the way Americans think about mind and soul. The book shows us the many ways that Jewish thinkers influenced everything from the human potential movement and pop psychology to secular spirituality. It also provides fascinating new interpretations of Sigmund Freud, Alfred Adler, and Western views of the psyche; the clash among Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish moral sensibilities in America; the origins and evolution of America's psychological and therapeutic culture; the role of Jewish women as American public moralists, and more. A must-read for anyone interested in the contribution of Jews and Jewish culture to modern America.

Bird by Bird

A step-by-step guide to writing and managing the writer's life covers each portion of a written project, addresses such concerns as writer's block and getting published, and offers awareness and survival tips. Reprint. Tour.

Author: Anne Lamott

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0385480016

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 239

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A step-by-step guide to writing and managing the writer's life covers each portion of a written project, addresses such concerns as writer's block and getting published, and offers awareness and survival tips. Reprint. Tour.