The Best American Short Plays 2018 2019

A vibrant collection of the best one-act plays in American theater in 2018-2019, the styles and approaches are as varied and rich and troubled, compelling, and human as American life itself.

Author: John Patrick Bray

Publisher: Applause Theatre & Cinema

ISBN: 1493055925

Category: Drama

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A vibrant collection of the best one-act plays in American theater in 2018-2019, the styles and approaches are as varied and rich--and troubled, compelling, and human--as American life itself.
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The Best American Short Plays 2018 2019

That was a great play. HANNAH Thanks. RICK You really wrote that play? HANNAH Yeah. RICK No, but like really? HANNAH Like really. RICK Wow, that's wild.

Author: John Patrick Bray

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493055937

Category: Drama

Page: 352

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Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright Paula Vogel once said that theater helps us learn how to be comfortable with being uncomfortable with each other. Revolving around the theme of "this is who we are," the one-act plays in this latest edition of the Best American Short Plays series (now in its ninth decade) explore the thoughtful ways in which playwrights are wrestling to make sense of our world today. The selected plays reflect how we perform our identities (private and public) and how we negotiate who we are with others who often have different perspectives, perspectives that make us uncomfortable. The theme of this collection is topical and apt—as our country continues to shore up its borders along party lines, from pride parades to strict abortion laws, from inclusivity in education curricula to children in detention centers at the US–Mexico border. Each of the plays presents a clear reflection of who we are (and who we aspire to be) as individuals and as a nation. The styles of the plays also reflect different approaches to storytelling: two characters, four characters, a single setting, multiple settings, or a utopian "nowhere." The rich and compelling characters try to work out their differences and overcome obstacles using humor and a sense of magic that comes with simple moments of human connection. This is who we are: people who are grappling with the desire to be understood, the hope to be loved and accepted, and to allow that hope to shape a larger sense of who we could be if we continue to work and listen.
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Dictionary of World Biography

The English Patient (1992) won the Booker Prize and was filmed; in 2018, ... and not only acted for them but wrote and produced a number of short plays.

Author: Barry Jones

Publisher: ANU Press

ISBN: 9781760462871

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Jones, Barry Owen (1932- ). Australian politician, writer and lawyer, born in Geelong. Educated at Melbourne University, he was a public servant, high school teacher, television and radio performer, university lecturer and lawyer before serving as a Labor MP in the Victorian Parliament 1972-77 and the Australian House of Representatives 1977-98. He took a leading role in reviving the Australian film industry, abolishing the death penalty in Australia, and was the first politician to raise public awareness of global warming, the 'post-industrial' society, the IT revolution, biotechnology, the rise of 'the Third Age' and the need to preserve Antarctica as a wilderness. In the Hawke Government, he was Minister for Science 1983-90, Prices and Consumer Affairs 1987, Small Business 1987-90 and Customs 1988-90. He became a member of the Executive Board of UNESCO, Paris 1991-95 and National President of the Australian Labor Party 1992-2000, 2005-06. He was Deputy Chairman of the Constitutional Convention 1998. His books include Decades of Decision 1860- (1965), Joseph II (1968), Age of Apocalypse (1975), and he edited The Penalty is Death (1968). Sleepers, Wake!: Technology and the Future of Work was published by Oxford University Press in 1982, became a bestseller and has been translated into Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Swedish and braille. The fourth edition was published in 1995. Knowledge Courage Leadership, a collection of speeches and essays, appeared in 2016. He received a DSc for his services to science in 1988 and a DLitt in 1993 for his work on information theory. Elected FTSE (1992), FAHA (1993), FAA (1996) and FASSA (2003), he is the only person to have become a Fellow of four of Australia's five learned Academies. Awarded an AO in 1993, named as one of Australia's 100 'living national treasures' in 1998, he was elected a Visiting Fellow Commoner of Trinity College, Cambridge in 1999. His autobiography, A Thinking Reed, was published in 2006 and The Shock of Recognition, about music and literature, in 2016. In 2014 he received an AC for services 'as a leading intellectual in Australian public life.
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Casting a Movement

... demand accountability of an American theatre that persists in privileging ... relevant communities to develop short plays and monologues in response to ...

Author: Claire Syler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429948282

Category: Performing Arts

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Casting a Movement brings together US-based actors, directors, educators, playwrights, and scholars to explore the cultural politics of casting. Drawing on the notion of a "welcome table"—a space where artists of all backgrounds can come together as equals to create theatre—the book’s contributors discuss casting practices as they relate to varying communities and contexts, including Middle Eastern American theatre, disability culture, multilingual performance, Native American theatre, color- and culturally-conscious casting, and casting as a means to dismantle stereotypes. Syler and Banks suggest that casting is a way to invite more people to the table so that the full breadth of US identities can be reflected onstage, and that casting is inherently a political act; because an actor’s embodied presence both communicates a dramatic narrative and evokes cultural assumptions associated with appearance, skin color, gender, sexuality, and ability, casting choices are never neutral. By bringing together a variety of artistic perspectives to discuss common goals and particular concerns related to casting, this volume features the insights and experiences of a broad range of practitioners and experts across the field. As a resource-driven text suitable for both practitioners and academics, Casting a Movement seeks to frame and mobilize a social movement focused on casting, access, and representation.
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Encyclopedia of Pharmacy Practice and Clinical Pharmacy

Patient education is a key area where a clinical pharmacist plays an essential role. ... American Pregnancy Association, 2018. Premature labor.

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Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780128127360

Category: Medical

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Encyclopedia of Pharmacy Practice and Clinical Pharmacy covers definitions, concepts, methods, theories and applications of clinical pharmacy and pharmacy practice. It highlights why and how this field has a significant impact on healthcare. The work brings baseline knowledge, along with the latest, most cutting-edge research. In addition, new treatments, algorithms, standard treatment guidelines, and pharmacotherapies regarding diseases and disorders are also covered. The book's main focus lies on the pharmacy practice side, covering pharmacy practice research, pharmacovigilance, pharmacoeconomics, social and administrative pharmacy, public health pharmacy, pharmaceutical systems research, the future of pharmacy, and new interventional models of pharmaceutical care. By providing concise expositions on a broad range of topics, this book is an excellent resource for those seeking information beyond their specific areas of expertise. This outstanding reference is essential for anyone involved in the study of pharmacy practice. Provides a ‘one-stop’ resource for access to information written by world-leading scholars in the field Meticulously organized, with articles split into three clear sections, it is the ideal resource for students, researchers and professionals to find relevant information Contains concise and accessible chapters that are ideal as an authoritative introduction for non-specialists and readers from the undergraduate level upwards Includes multimedia options, such as hyperlinked references and further readings, cross-references and videos
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Fostering Healthy Mental Emotional and Behavioral Development in Children and Youth

... health care practices may be one of the best opportunities to address the ... a substance use or abuse condition (American Addiction Centers, 2019) and ...

Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309482059

Category: Social Science

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Healthy mental, emotional, and behavioral (MEB) development is a critical foundation for a productive adulthood. Much is known about strategies to support families and communities in strengthening the MEB development of children and youth, by promoting healthy development and also by preventing and mitigating disorder, so that young people reach adulthood ready to thrive and contribute to society. Over the last decade, a growing body of research has significantly strengthened understanding of healthy MEB development and the factors that influence it, as well as how it can be fostered. Yet, the United States has not taken full advantage of this growing knowledge base. Ten years later, the nation still is not effectively mitigating risks for poor MEB health outcomes; these risks remain prevalent, and available data show no significant reductions in their prevalence. Fostering Healthy Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Development in Children and Youth: A National Agenda examines the gap between current research and achievable national goals for the next ten years. This report identifies the complexities of childhood influences and highlights the need for a tailored approach when implementing new policies and practices. This report provides a framework for a cohesive, multidisciplinary national approach to improving MEB health.
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London Theatres New Edition

The balcony, one of the best in town, is vertiginously high, ... glorious and enticing ten-month season of every single short Pinter play – seven programmes ...

Author: Michael Coveney

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

ISBN: 9780711252639

Category: Architecture

Page: 272

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This fully revised and updated edition of the hugely successful London Theatres features ten additional theatres, including the Victoria Palace Theatre, the Sondheim Theatre, the Bridge Theatre and the Noël Coward Theatre. London is the undisputed theatre capital of the world. From world-famous musicals to West End shows, from cutting-edge plays to Shakespeare in its original staging, from outdoor performance to intimate fringe theatre, the range and quality are unsurpassed. Leading drama critic Michael Coveney invites you on a tour of more than 50 theatres that make the London stage what it is. With stories of the architecture, the people and the productions which have defined each one, alongside sumptuous photographs by Peter Dazeley of the auditoriums, public and backstage areas, this illustrated overview of London's theatres is a book like no other. A must for fans of the stage! Praise for the first edition: ‘This coffee table whopper ... dazzles’ Spectator ‘London Theatres ... will surely feature on any theatre buff's present list’ Sightlines
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Walter Kaufmann

be that at least some part of what the existentialists attempt to do is best done in art and not philosophy?” Kaufmann imagines an answer: It is conceivable ...

Author: Stanley Corngold

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691165011

Category: Philosophy

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The first complete account of the ideas and writings of a major figure in twentieth-century intellectual life Walter Kaufmann (1921–1980) was a charismatic philosopher, critic, translator, and poet who fled Nazi Germany at the age of eighteen, emigrating alone to the United States. He was astonishingly prolific until his untimely death at age fifty-nine, writing some dozen major books, all marked by breathtaking erudition and a provocative essayistic style. He single-handedly rehabilitated Nietzsche’s reputation after World War II and was enormously influential in introducing postwar American readers to existentialism. Until now, no book has examined his intellectual legacy. Stanley Corngold provides the first in-depth study of Kaufmann’s thought, covering all his major works. He shows how Kaufmann speaks to many issues that concern us today, such as the good of philosophy, the effects of religion, the persistence of tragedy, and the crisis of the humanities in an age of technology. Few scholars in modern times can match Kaufmann’s range of interests, from philosophy and literature to intellectual history and comparative religion, from psychology and photography to art and architecture. Corngold provides a heartfelt portrait of a man who, to an extraordinary extent, transfigured his personal experience in the pages of his books. This original study, both appreciative and critical, is the definitive intellectual life of one of the twentieth century’s most engaging yet neglected thinkers. It will introduce Kaufmann to a new generation of readers and serves as a fitting tribute to a scholar’s incomparable libido sciendi, or lust for knowledge.
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The Book of Extraordinary Historical Mystery Stories

... and The Best American Mystery Stories 2018. Sandra Murphy is an extensively published non-fiction writer and the author of several short stories, ...

Author: Maxim Jakubowski

Publisher: Mango Media Inc.

ISBN: 9781633539693

Category: Fiction

Page: 261

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Your New Favorite Book of Mysteries If you are a fan of The Best American Mystery Stories series, you’ll love The Book of Extraordinary Historical Mystery Stories. Some of the Best New Mysteries: The Book of Extraordinary Historical Mystery Stories features outstanding new stories of crime, dering do, fast-paced adventures and puzzles set in the past, ranging widely over the centuries and offering a cornucopia of mysteries, dark deeds, investigations and a fascinating array of investigators both professional and amateur. Never-Before-Seen Stories from Your Favorite Mystery Authors: Collected by one of the genre's eminent editors, Maxim Jakubowski, whose many anthologies like The Mammoth Book of the Adventures of Professor Moriarty have attracted attention and awards, The Book of Extraordinary Historical Mystery Stories features never before seen stories by some of the most renowned American and British crime and thriller authors of today, and includes Linda Stratmann, Amy Myers, Lavie Tidhar, Jane Finnis, O'Neil de Noux, Ashley Lister, Eric Brown, Kate Ellis, A.K. Benedict and many others.
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Journal of International Students 2018 Vol 8 2

and American Indian cultures after the completion of the program. ... changes in students on SA programs is underestimated at best and ignored at worst.

Author: Krishna Bista

Publisher: OJED/STAR

ISBN:

Category: Education

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The Journal of International Students (JIS), an academic, interdisciplinary, and peer-reviewed publication (Print ISSN 2162-3104 & Online ISSN 2166-3750), publishes scholarly peer reviewed articles on international students in tertiary education, secondary education, and other educational settings that make significant contributions to research, policy, and practice in the internationalization of higher education.
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Horoscope 2019 Libra

His plays include Beyond the Horizon (1920), Anna Christie (1921), ... New York, US Nationality: American Occupations: writer Current Age: 79 Eugene Luther ...

Author: Astrology Guide

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9780359286119

Category: Religion

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We provide you with the latest and accurate horoscope readings and astrological predictions for the year 2019. This is your complete one-stop guide on astrology and horoscope predictions with comprehensive information on love, finances, education, health, etc., for the whole year of 2019. The book includes predictions for Libra sign yearly, monthly, about celebrities and in addition a compatibility section for all signs.
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Horoscope 2019 Celebrities

His plays include Beyond the Horizon (1920), Anna Christie (1921), ... New York, US Nationality: American Occupations: writer Current Age: 79 Eugene Luther ...

Author: Astrology Guide

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9780359286478

Category: Religion

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We provide you with the latest and accurate horoscope readings and astrological predictions about celebrities for the year 2019.
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Rhythm

Ntozake Shange (1948-2018) American playwright, poet, Black feminist, best known for her Obie Award winning play 'For Colored Girls Who Have Considered ...

Author: Paula Michele Adams

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 9781982254292

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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African Americans have a culture rich in diversity, knowledge, and wisdom. The valuable lessons learned from slavery through the present day will be passed on for generations, many times in the form of quotes, which implore us to expand our minds to reach a higher level of being. Quotes resonate within your soul in a way that opens your world to a whole new outlook. “Rhythm ... Uplifting Quotes from the African American Perspective” highlights inspirational, motivating, and encouraging life lessons from noteworthy African Americans. It takes you on a journey to enlightenment, insight, and self-awareness on a variety of life’s most important topics. This collection of quotes is not specific to any one race. All ethnicities can learn from the history, challenges, and obstacles that African Americans have had to endure. In essence, these quotes can aid all cultures into coming together and understanding our community more empathetically.
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Chase s Calendar of Events 2020

He is best remembered for the creative inventions of his cartoon character Lucifer ... Koko died June 19, 2018, at Woodside, CA, at the age of 46.

Author: Editors of Chase's

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781641433167

Category: Reference

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Since 1957, Chase's Calendar of Events lists everything worth knowing and celebrating for each day of the year: 12,500 holidays, historical milestones, famous birthdays, festivals, sporting events and much more. "The Oxford English Dictionary of holidays." NPR's Planet Money.
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The USA and The World 2018 2019

U.S. national interests are best characterized as the nation's manifest ... The Department of Agriculture plays a significant role in promoting American ...

Author: David M. Keithly

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781475841756

Category: Education

Page: 296

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Updated annually and part of the renowned “World Today Series,” USA and the World presents an unusually penetrating look into America and its relationship to the rest of the world.
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Best Actress

The film proved to be for the Vietnam War what The Best Years of Our Lives ... In the movie, Fonda plays Sally Hyde—a military wife whose Marine Corps ...

Author: Stephen Tapert

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9781978808065

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 516

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Ingrid Bergman. Audrey Hepburn. Elizabeth Taylor. Jane Fonda. Meryl Streep. The list of women who have won the coveted and legendary Academy Award for Best Actress is long and varied. Through this illustrious roster we can trace the history of women in Hollywood, from the rise of Mary Pickford in the early 20th century to the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements of today, which have galvanized women across the world to speak out for equal pay, respect, power, and opportunity. This lavishly illustrated coffee table book offers a vital examination of the first 75 women to have won the Best Actress Oscar over the span of 90 years. From inaugural recipient Janet Gaynor to Frances McDormand’s 2018 acceptance speech that assertively brought women to the forefront, Best Actress: The History of Oscar®-Winning Women serves to promote a new appreciation for the cinematic roles these women won for, as well as the real-life roles many of them played – and still play – in advancing women’s rights and equality. Stories range from Bette Davis’ groundbreaking battle against the studio system; to the cutting-edge wardrobes of Katharine Hepburn, Diane Keaton and Cher; to the historical significance of Halle Berry’s victory; to the awareness raised around sexual violence by the performances of Jodie Foster, Brie Larson, and others. Showcasing a dazzling collection of 200 photographs, many of which have never before been seen or published, Best Actress honors the legacies of these revered and extraordinary women while scrutinizing the roadblocks that they continue to overcome.
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Historical Dictionary of Democratic People s Republic of Korea

Plays about the DPRK have also been produced in Great Britain. One by the Korean American author Mia Chung, You for Me for You, had a short run at the Royal ...

Author: James E. Hoare

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538119747

Category: History

Page: 742

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This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Democratic People's Republic of Korea contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 400 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture.
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American Military History

Shall I not stop short, and leave to your imaginations to pourtray the tragic deeds of ... the anxieties, the dangers, even of the best life of a soldier?

Author: Brad D. Lookingbill

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9781119335986

Category: History

Page: 344

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A collection of primary documents that explore the many facets of the American military from the colonial period to the present The second edition of American Military History offers an exceptional collection of primary documents relating to history of the military of the United States from 1607 through the present. The writings offer insight into the armed forces in relation to the social, cultural, economic, political, and territorial development of the United States. Several documents comment on strategic initiatives, combat operations, force structure, public policy, and home fronts. The writings also present firsthand testimony of extraordinary men and women in uniform and most of the documents explore the connections between combatants and the societies that produced them. From the beginnings of the war against the natives through the tragedy of the Civil War and up to the current Global War on Terror, American Military History offers a chronological account of the evolution of the United States military. This vital text: Includes writings that explore the diversity of the armed forces Explores leadership in America’s military affairs Traces America’s ways of war beginning in 1607 through the present Examines the patterns of design and purpose of the American military over time Reveals the vitality of civil-military relations in the United States Written for academics and students of military history, American Military History is an important text that draws on primary sources to explore the many facets of America’s military history.
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Alt Right Gangs

2018; Simi 2006; Simi et al. 2008; Valasik & Reid 2019). As discussed, subscribing to an ideology is neither required in any meaningful way nor a phenomenon ...

Author: Shannon E. Reid

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780520300453

Category: Right-wing extremists

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Alt-Right Gangs provides a timely and necessary discussion of youth-oriented groups within the white power movement. Focusing on how these groups fit into the current research on street gangs, Shannon E. Reid and Matthew Valasik catalog the myths and realities around alt-right gangs and their members; illustrate how they use music, social media, space, and violence; and document the risk factors for joining an alt-right gang, as well as the mechanisms for leaving. By presenting a way to understand the growth, influence, and everyday operations of these groups, Alt-Right Gangs informs students, researchers, law enforcement members, and policy makers on this complex subject. Most significantly, the authors offer an extensively evaluated set of prevention and intervention strategies that can be incorporated into existing anti-gang initiatives. With a clear, coherent point of view, this book offers a contemporary synthesis that will appeal to students and scholars alike.
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Robots in Popular Culture Androids and Cyborgs in the American Imagination

In the short-lived series Krypton (SyFy, 20182019), set on the planet Krypton two ... Brainiac comes to believe that to truly preserve the best of Krypton, ...

Author: Richard A. Hall

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440873850

Category: Social Science

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Robots in Popular Culture: Androids and Cyborgs in the American Imagination seeks to provide one go-to reference for the study of the most popular and iconic robots in American popular culture. In the last 10 years, technology and artificial intelligence (AI) have become not only a daily but a minute-by-minute part of American life—more integrated into our lives than anyone would have believed even a generation before. Americans have long known the adorable and helpful R2-D2 and the terrible possibilities of Skynet and its army of Terminators. Throughout, we have seen machines as valuable allies and horrifying enemies. Today, Americans cling to their mobile phones with the same affection that Luke Skywalker felt for the squat R2-D2. Meanwhile, our phones, personal computers, and cars have attained the ability to know and learn everything about us. This volume opens with essays about robots in popular culture, followed by 100 A–Z entries on the most famous AIs in film, comics, and more. Sidebars highlight ancillary points of interest, such as authors, creators, and tropes that illuminate the motives of various robots. The volume closes with a glossary of key terms and a bibliography providing students with resources to continue their study of what robots tell us about ourselves. Provides readers with detailed information on popular examples of robots/AI in American popular culture Provides readers with considerable "Further Reading" suggestions, including scholarly, pop culture, and scientific readings on each topic Places popular examples of robots/AI in pop culture in proper historical perspective Provides scholarly material that gives readers additional important historical context in five essays Gives equal coverage to a diverse array of robots, from the well-known to the obscure
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