All about the USA

A Cultural Reader
Author: Milada Broukal,Peter Murphy
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 9780132349697
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 156
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"All about the USA 3 is a low-intermediate reader for English language students. Thirty units will introduce typical American people, places, and things, providing students with essential information about the USA and stimulating cross-cultural exchange. The vocabulary and structures used in the text have been carefully controlled to help students gain fluency and confidence"--P. iv.

All about the USA 2

A Cultural Reader
Author: Milada Broukal,Peter Murphy
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 9780132406284
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 139
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"All about the USA 2 is a beginning reader for English language students. Twenty-eight units will introduce typical American people, places, and things, providing students with essential information about the USA and stimulating cross-cultural exchange. The vocabulary and structures used in the text have been carefully controlled to help students gain fluency and confidence"--P. iv.

More about the USA

A Cultural Reader
Author: Milada Broukal,Janet Milhomme
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780201876796
Category: History
Page: 156
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As entertaining as they are informative, these stimulating cultural readers introduce students to typically American people, places, and things. The intriguing facts presented in the units not only give students information about the USA, but also inspire crosscultural exchange. Vocabulary and structures used in the texts have been carefully controlled at each level, while the language has been kept natural and lively.

The Computer Culture Reader


Author: Joseph R. Chaney,Judd Ethan Ruggill,Ken S. McAllister
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443806668
Category: Social Science
Page: 310
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The Computer Culture Reader brings together a multi-disciplinary group of scholars to probe the underlying structures and overarching implications of the ways in which people and computers collaborate in the production of meaning. The contributors navigate the heady and sometimes terrifying atmosphere surrounding the digital revolution in an attempt to take its measure through examinations of community and modes of communication, representation, information-production, learning, work, and play. The authors address questions of art, reality, literacy, history, heroism, commerce, crime, and death, as well as specific technologies ranging from corporate web portals and computer games to social networking applications and virtual museums. In all, the essayists work around and through the notion that the desire to communicate is at the heart of the digital age, and that the opportunity for private and public expression has taken a commanding hold on the modern imagination. The contributors argue, ultimately, that the reference field for the technological and cultural changes at the root of the digital revolution extends well beyond any specific locality, nationality, discourse, or discipline. Consequently, this volume advocates for an adaptable perspective that delivers new insights about the robust and fragile relationships between computers and people.

Critical Digital Studies

A Reader, Second Edition
Author: Arthur Kroker,Marilouise Kroker
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442666714
Category: Social Science
Page: 624
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Since its initial publication, Critical Digital Studies has proven an indispensable guide to understanding digitally mediated culture. Bringing together the leading scholars in this growing field, internationally renowned scholars Arthur and Marilouise Kroker present an innovative and interdisciplinary survey of the relationship between humanity and technology. The reader offers a study of our digital future, a means of understanding the world with new analytic tools and means of communication that are defining the twenty-first century. The second edition includes new essays on the impact of social networking technologies and new media. A new section – “New Digital Media” – presents important, new articles on topics including hacktivism in the age of digital power and the relationship between gaming and capitalism. The extraordinary range and depth of the first edition has been maintained in this new edition. Critical Digital Studies will continue to provide the leading edge to readers wanting to understand the complex intersection of digital culture and human knowledge.

Keywords for American Cultural Studies, Second Edition


Author: Bruce Burgett,Glenn Hendler
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814707971
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 320
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Since its initial publication, scholars and students alike have turned to Keywords for American Cultural Studies as an invaluable resource for understanding key terms and debates in the fields of American studies and cultural studies. As scholarship has continued to evolve, this revised and expanded second edition offers indispensable meditations on new and developing concepts used in American studies, cultural studies, and beyond. It is equally useful for college students who are trying to understand what their teachers are talking about, for general readers who want to know what’s new in scholarly research, and for professors who just want to keep up. Designed as a print-digital hybrid publication, Keywords collects more than 90 essays—30 of which are new to this edition—from interdisciplinary scholars, each on a single term such as “America,” “culture,” “law,” and “religion.” Alongside “community,” “prison,” "queer," “region,” and many others, these words are the nodal points in many of today’s most dynamic and vexed discussions of political and social life, both inside and outside of the academy. The Keywords website, which features 33 essays, provides pedagogical tools that engage the entirety of the book, both in print and online. The publication brings together essays by scholars working in literary studies and political economy, cultural anthropology and ethnic studies, African American history and performance studies, gender studies and political theory. Some entries are explicitly argumentative; others are more descriptive. All are clear, challenging, and critically engaged. As a whole, Keywords for American Cultural Studies provides an accessible A to Z survey of prevailing academic buzzwords and a flexible tool for carving out new areas of inquiry. Visit keywords.nyupress.org for online essays, teaching resources, and more.

The Children's Culture Reader


Author: Henry Jenkins
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 9780814742310
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 532
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Stock market euphoria and blind faith in the post cold war economy have driven the topic of poverty from popular and scholarly discussion in the United States. At the same time the gap between the rich and poor has never been wider. The New Poverty Studies critically examines the new war against the poor that has accompanied the rise of the New Economy in the past two decades, and details the myriad ways poor people have struggled against it. The essays collected here explore how global, national, and local structures of power produce poverty and affect the material well-being, social relations and politicization of the poor. In updating the 1960s encounter between ethnography and U.S. poverty, The New Poverty Studies highlights the ways poverty is constructed across multiple scales and multiple axes of difference. Questioning the common wisdom that poverty persists because of the pathology, social isolation and welfare state "dependency" of the poor, the contributors to The New Poverty Studies point instead to economic restructuring and neoliberal policy "reforms" which have caused increased social inequality and economic polarization in the U.S. Contributors include: Georges Fouron, Donna Goldstein, Judith Goode, Susan B. Hyatt, Catherine Kingfisher, Peter Kwong, Vin Lyon-Callo, Jeff Maskovsky, Sandi Morgen, Leith Mullings, Frances Fox Piven, Matthew Rubin, Nina Glick Schiller, Carol Stack, Jill Weigt, Eve Weinbaum, Brett Williams, and Patricia Zavella. "These contributions provide a dynamic understanding of poverty and immiseration" --North American Dialogue, Vol. 4, No. 1, Nov. 2001

Cultural Diversity: A Primer for the Human Services


Author: Jerry V. Diller
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305177533
Category: Education
Page: 416
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CULTURAL DIVERSITY: A PRIMER FOR THE HUMAN SERVICES, Fifth Edition, provides the tools you need to become a successful and effective counselor. This innovative book covers a variety of topics, ranging from the general principles of cultural diversity to how to work with clients from various cultures. It's an ideal resource to prepare you for a successful career in counseling. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Language in the USA


Author: Charles A. Ferguson,Shirley Brice Heath,David Hwang
Publisher: CUP Archive
ISBN: 9780521298346
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 592
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Looks at American English, American Indian languages, North American Spanish, and other immigrant languages, and the forces that have influenced our language patterns

Introduction to Multicultural Counseling for Helping Professionals, Second Edition


Author: Graciela L. Orozco,John A. Blando
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135909466
Category: Psychology
Page: 392
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First Published in 2007. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The new Salmagundi reader : [culture and politics, literature and literary theory, essays, debates, symposia]


Author: Robert Boyers,Peggy Boyers
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
ISBN: 9780815603849
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 648
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Ever since the founding of Salmagundi by Robert Boyers in 1965, the journal has been synonymous with the best writers producing first-rate essays on a variety of topics. The contributors' list reads like a who's who of influential contemporary writers and critics, from the Nobel Prize-winning poet Seamus Heaney to one of the more influential literary and cultural critics, Tzvetan Todorov, and the historian John Boswell. The New Salmagundi Reader comprises forty-three pieces in subject categories such as The Sense of the Past; Homelands; Writers; The Art Scene; Politics; and Varieties.

Cross-Cultural Caring, 2nd ed.

A Handbook for Health Professionals
Author: Nancy Waxler-Morrison,Joan M. Anderson,Elizabeth Richardson,Natalie A. Chambers
Publisher: UBC Press
ISBN: 0774840595
Category: Medical
Page: 376
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As North America's ethnic populations increase, health care and social service workers are recognizing that in order to provide culturally sensitive and effective treatment programs they must be more aware of the particular needs of their ethnic patients. This newly revised edition of Cross-Cultural Caring: A Handbook for Health Professionals describes Vietnamese, Cambodian and Laotian, Chinese, Japanese, Iranian, South Asian, and Central American ethno-cultural groups. It stresses the need to understand both the cultural beliefs and the daily life concerns facing immigrants, such as work, income, child-rearing, and aging, all of which impinge on health.

Food and Culture

A Reader
Author: Carole Counihan,Penny Van Esterik
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415521033
Category: Social Science
Page: 631
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The classic bookthat helped to define and legitimize the field of food and culture studies is now available, with major revisions, in a specially affordable e-book version (978-0-203-07975-1).ee The third edition includes 40 original essays and reprints of previously published classics under 5 Sections: FOUNDATIONS, HEGEMONY AND DIFFERENCE, CONSUMPTION AND EMBODIMENT, FOOD AND GLOBALIZATION, and CHALLENGING, CONTESTING, AND TRANSFORMING THE FOOD SYSTEM. 17 of the 40 articles included are either, new to this edition, rewritten by their original authors, or edited by Counihan and van Esterik.ee A bank of test items applicable to each article in the book is available to instructors interested in selecting this edition for course use. Simply send an e.mail to the publisher at [email protected]

An Introduction to the New Testament, Second Edition


Author: Charles B. Puskas,C. Michael Robbins
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1621893316
Category: Religion
Page: 394
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Studying the New Testament requires a determination to encounter this collection of writings on its own terms. This classic introduction by Charles B. Puskas, revised with C. Michael Robbins, provides helpful guidance. Since the publication of the first edition, which was in print for twenty years, a host of new and diverse cultural, historical, social-scientific, socio-rhetorical, narrative, textual, and contextual studies has been examined. Attentive also to the positive reviews of the first edition, the authors retain the original tripartite arrangement on 1) the world of the New Testament, 2) interpreting the New Testament, and 3) Jesus and early Christianity. This volume supplies readers with pertinent primary and secondary material. The new edition carries on a genuine effort to be nonsectarian, and although it is more of a critical introduction than a general survey, it is recommended to midlevel college and seminary students and to anyone who wants to be better informed about the New Testament.

A War for the Soul of America

A History of the Culture Wars
Author: Andrew Hartman
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780226621913
Category: History
Page: 416
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What were the culture wars all about? Through the 1980s and 1990s, politics, art, media, schools, and the culture at large were roiled by seemingly unending public battles over gender, race, sexuality, music, and religion. "A War for the Soul of America" is the first full-scale intellectual history of this period, tracing the histories and influences of key figures, institutions, publications, and alliances--from the Moral Majority and the NEA Four to Madonna and William F. Buckley. Hartman argues that these conflicts were not cynical sideshows that obscured larger economic and political revolutions; rather, he sees them as the key ways in which Americans came to terms with changing demographics, communities, and conceptions of American identity. Hartman s balanced and fair-minded assessment of the time before Fox News and Lady Gaga will change the way you look at public controversies of all kinds."

American Families

A Multicultural Reader
Author: Stephanie Coontz
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135776911
Category: History
Page: 488
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In the past forty years, American families have become more racially and ethnically diverse than ever before. Different family forms and living arrangements have also multiplied, with single-parent families, cohabiting couples with children, divorced couples with children, stepfamilies, and newly-visible same-sex families. During the same period, socioeconomic inequality among families has risen to levels not seen since the 1920s. This second edition of American Families offers several benefits: clear conceptual focus new attention to the historical origins of contemporary family diversity well-chosen essays by leading names from across the curriculum explores the interactions between race-ethnicity, class, gender, and sexuality in shaping family life cCompletely updated and expanded bibliography of related sources new companion website with student and instructor resources to enhance learning. Leading off with a comprehensive and teachable introduction to the topic, this completely updated, revised, and expanded second edition of Stephanie Coontz's classic collection American Families remains the best resource available on family diversity in America. For additional information and classroom resources please visit the American Families companion website at www.routledge.com/textbooks/9780415958219.

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America


Author: Andrew Smith
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 0199734968
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 2182
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The second edition of the Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America, originally published in September 2004, covers the significant events, inventions, and social movements that have shaped the way Americans view, prepare, and consume food and drink. Entries range across historical periods and the trends that characterize them. The thoroughly updated new edition captures the shifting American perspective on food and is the most authoritative and the most current reference work on American cuisine.

Terrible Beauty: A Cultural History of the Twentieth Century

The People and Ideas that Shaped the Modern Mind: A History
Author: Peter Watson
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 178022673X
Category: Philosophy
Page: 848
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A history of the twentieth century which covers all the ideas, people, great events, literary and artistic movements, scientific discoveries which have shaped the twentieth century. Terrible Beauty presents a unique narrative of the twentieth century. Unlike more conventional histories, where the focus is on political events and personalities, on wars, treaties and elections, this book concentrates on the ideas that made the century so rich, rewarding and provocative. Beginning with four seminal ideas which were introduced in 1900 - the unconscious, the gene, the quantum and Picasso's first paintings in Paris - the book brings together the main areas of thought and juxtaposes the most original and influential ideas of our time in an immensely readable narrative. From the creation of plastic to Norman Mailer, from the discovery of the 'Big Bang' to the Counterculture, from Relativity to Susan Sontag, from Proust to Salman Rushdie, and Henri Bergson to Saul Bellow, the book's range is encyclopedic. We meet in these pages the other twentieth century, the writers, the artists, the scientists and philosophers who were not cowed by the political and military disasters raging around them, and produced some of the most amazing and rewarding ideas by which we live. Terrible Beauty, endlessly stimulating and provocative, affirms that there was much more to the twentieth century than war and genocide.

The Cybercultures Reader


Author: David Bell,Barbara M. Kennedy
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415183796
Category: Computers
Page: 768
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This text brings together articles covering the whole spectrum of cyberspace and related new technologies to explore the ways in which new technologies are reshaping cultural forms and practices at the turn of the century. The reader is divided into thematic sections focusing on key issues such as subcultures in cyberspace, posthumanism and cyberbodies, and pop-cultural depictions of human-machine interaction. Each section features: an introduction locating the essays in their theoretical and technological context; editor's introduction and accompanying user's guide; and an extensive bibliography. Issues include: theoretical approaches to cyberculture; representations in fiction and on film; the development of distinct cyber-subcultures; and feminist and queer approaches within cyberculture.

Religion and American Culture

A Reader
Author: David G. Hackett
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415942737
Category: Religion
Page: 550
View: 1999
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Religion and American Culture challenges the religion's traditional emphasis on older European, American, male, middle-class, Protestant, northeastern narratives concerned primarily with churches and theology. Breaking through the field with multicultural tales of Native American, African Americans and other groups that cut across boundaries of gender, class, religion and region, David Hackett's anthology offers an illuminating and comprehensive overview of the most exciting work currently underway in this field.