The World is a Text

Writing, Reading, and Thinking about Visual and Popular Culture

Author: Jonathan Silverman,Dean Rader

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780205834464

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 626

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This full-color popular culture reader helps students see the world as a text and equips them with the analytical and composing tools to become strong academic writers. This full-color, richly illustrated cultural studies reader directly engages the process of reading and writing about the "texts" one sees in everyday life. Using the lenses of rhetoric, semiotics and cultural studies, students are encouraged to become effective academic writers while gaining deeper insights into such popular culture categories as movies, technology, race, music, ethnicity, television, media, public space, and more. Just as important, the book teaches students the usefulness of actively reading their surroundings.
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Food Around the World

A Cultural Perspective

Author: Margaret McWilliams

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780133457988

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 478

View: 8339

Discover the evolution of food. Food Around the World: A Cultural Perspective, 4e is a unique and fascinating text examining the geography, history, economic, religious, and cultural factors influencing food consumption and availability. Appropriate for all students, especially those in food science, dietetics, and nutrition, it examines cultural food patterns and fosters an appreciation for various regions, nations, and cuisines. Chapters explore how and why different regions developed their unique cuisines and include recipes from each region. Vivid maps and photographs bring global cultures and foods to life as students travel through each chapter. Extensive learning tools help students master material and make the text an instructor-friendly resource. Teaching and Learning Experience This text provides a comprehensive and engaging cultural examination of food around the globe. It provides: Cultural insight through food: Chapters use food as an engaging avenue of insight into cultures around the world. Well-rounded understanding: Detailed chapters present topics with proper context and include effective learning tools. Opportunities to experience global cuisine: Students can create dishes from around the world, bringing topics from the text to life in the kitchen. Rich visuals to engage readers: Numerous maps, photos, and figures illustrate and support the text and engage visual learners.
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World Is a Text

Author: Jonathan Silverman,Dean Rader

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780321872944

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 626

View: 4778

ALERT: Before you purchase, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products exist for each title, including customized versions for individual schools, and registrations are not transferable. In addition, you may need a CourseID, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products. Packages Access codes for Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products may not be included when purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson; check with the seller before completing your purchase. Used or rental books If you rent or purchase a used book with an access code, the access code may have been redeemed previously and you may have to purchase a new access code. Access codes Access codes that are purchased from sellers other than Pearson carry a higher risk of being either the wrong ISBN or a previously redeemed code. Check with the seller prior to purchase. -- This full-color popular culture reader helps students see the world as a text and equips them with the analytical and composing tools to become strong academic writers. This full-color, richly illustrated cultural studies reader directly engages the process of reading and writing about the "texts" one sees in everyday life. Using the lenses of rhetoric, semiotics and cultural studies, students are encouraged to become effective academic writers while gaining deeper insights into such popular culture categories as movies, technology, race, music, ethnicity, television, media, public space, and more. Just as important, the book teaches students the usefulness of actively reading their surroundings.
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A History of the Ancient World

Author: Chester G. Starr

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195066289

Category: History

Page: 742

View: 7274

Traces the origins of civilization from prehistoric times to the fall of the Roman Empire and discusses early culture, government, agriculture, religion, and trade
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World Music

A Global Journey - eBook & mp3 Value Pack

Author: Terry E. Miller,Andrew Shahriari

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317434366

Category: Music

Page: 544

View: 9419

World Music: A Global Journey, Fourth Edition takes students around the world to experience the diversity of musical expression and cultural traditions. It is known for its breadth in surveying the world's major cultures in a systematic study of world music within a strong pedagogical framework. As one would prepare for any journey, each chapter starts with background preparation, reviewing the historical, cultural, and musical overview of the region. Visits to multiple "sites" within a region provide in-depth studies of varied musical traditions. Music analysis begins with an experiential "first impression" of the music, followed by an "aural analysis" of the sound and prominent musical elements. Finally, students are invited to consider the cultural connections that give the music its meaning and life. Fourth Edition features: New sites! Plena from Puerto Rico Chuida from China Gagaku from Japan has returned from the Second Edition New "Inside Look" features spotlight distinguished ethnomusicologists such as Dr. Terence Liu, K.S. Resni, Dr. Sumarsam, Dr. Mick Moloney, Walter Mahovlich, Natalie MacMaster, and Gilbert Velez Addition of DANCE, inseparable to musical expression in some cultures Updates as needed, resulting from various changes in culture, politics, and war New and revised test questions, new photos, and other revised resources The dynamic companion website hosts interactive listening guides plus many student and instructor resources. A set of three CDs is available, with over three hours of diverse music examples necessary to the study. PURCHASING OPTIONS Print Paperback Pack - Book and CD set: 9781138911277 Print Hardback Pack - Book and CD set: 9781138911284 Audio CD: 9781138697805 eBook Pack - eBook and mp3 file: 9781315692791* *See VitalSource.com for various eBook options (mp3 audio compilation not available for separate sale)
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Bad Kid

A Memoir

Author: David Crabb

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062371290

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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Discovering George Michael's Faith confirmed for David Crabb what every bully already knew: he was gay. What saved him from high school was finding a group of outlandish friends who reveled in being outsiders. David found himself enmeshed with misfits: wearing black, cutting class, staying out all night, drinking, tripping, chain-smoking, idolizing the Pet Shop Boys—and learning lessons about life and love along the way. Richly detailed with nineties pop-culture, and including black-and-white photos throughout, Bad Kid is as laugh-out-loud funny as it is poignant. David Crabb's journey through adolescence captures the essence of every person's struggle to understand his or her true self.
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Globalization and Diversity

Geography of a Changing World

Author: Lester Rowntree,Martin Lewis,William Wyckoff,Marie Price

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780134117010

Category:

Page: 560

View: 4895

For courses in world regional geography. Helping Readers Understand the Tension Between Globalization and Local Diversity This contemporary approach to World Regional Geography introduces the latest ideas, concepts, and theories in geography while also developing a strong foundation in the fundamentals of world regions. It conveys a strong sense of place and an understanding of the connections within and between world regions. Globalization and Diversity focuses on the core materials that readers need to know. The Fifth Edition features new content on everyday globalization, and the tools, skills, and applied approach of contemporary geography, along with MasteringGeographyTM with MapMaster(tm) NextGen interactive maps, new video resources, animations, and author blogs. Also Available with MasteringGeography (tm) This title is available with MasteringGeography-an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Within its structured environment, students practice what they learn, test their understanding, and pursue a personalized study plan that helps them better absorb course material and understand difficult concepts. NOTE: You are purchasing a standalone product; MasteringGeography does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MasteringGeography search for: 0134075048 / 9780134075044 Globalization and Diversity: Geography of a Changing World Plus MasteringGeography with eText -- Access Card Package, 5/e Package consists of: 0134117018 / 978013411701 Globalization and Diversity: Geography of a Changing World 0134182731 / 9780134182735 MasteringGeography with Pearson eText -- ValuePack Access Card -- for Globalization and Diversity: Geography of a Changing World
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Corrections

An Introduction, Student Value Edition

Author: Richard P. Seiter

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780134437408

Category:

Page: 560

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NOTE: This edition features the same content as the traditional text in a convenient, three-hole-punched, loose-leaf version. Student Value Editions also offer a great value; this format costs significantly less than a new textbook. Before purchasing, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of MyLab(tm) and Mastering(tm) platforms exist for each title, including customized versions for individual schools, and registrations are not transferable. In addition, you may need a Course ID, provided by your instructor, to register for and use MyLab and Mastering platforms. A practical, inside look at the world of corrections Updated with state-of-the-practice information, recent data, and new research and findings, Corrections: An Introduction, 5/e, provides a practical approach to the world of corrections. Richard Seiter focuses on what people do in corrections, why they do it, and what challenges face contemporary correctional staff and administrators. Seiter gives students a first-hand look at corrections, integrating his experience in the field with correctional theory, history, and policy. Coverage of the realities and rationales of actual correctional practices at the local, state, and federal levels allows readers to see how theory is put into practice. Engaging case studies, career tips, and personal insights help students connect with the material and gain a realistic and practical understanding of corrections today. Corrections, 5/e is also available via REVEL(tm), an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience. Learn more.
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The Ultimate Cigar Book

4th Edition

Author: Richard Carleton Hacker

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1632208695

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 400

View: 9157

First published in 1993, The Ultimate Cigar Book has become a classic in its field, and is generally credited with having helped launch the current cigar smoking craze. It has been reprinted numerous times in the United States, and is now sold worldwide. No other book contains as much detailed and factual information on virtually every facet of cigar making and cigar smoking. And now this trendsetting been has been revised in this fourth edition for the aficionado of the future! Forget 1492. This book starts out in B. C. (Before Columbus) and transports the cigar enthusiast on a fun and fact-filled adventure into virtually every realm of today’s popular and growing cigar smoking pastime. Written by one of the most knowledgeable and internationally-celebrated pipe and cigar authors of our time, Richard Carleton Hacker’s well-known wit and wisdom will keep the reader enthralled with every turn of the page, as he takes you on an information-packed would tour of cigars. Starting off with a history of cigar smoking, the author then shows us how cigars are made today (handmade, handrolled, and machine made), divulges the secrets of finding the “perfect” cigar, and discusses the ritual of smoking and how to properly care for and store our cigars. From there the book lists a number of innovative cigar accessories, suggests which beers, wines, whiskeys, brandies, and cognacs go with what cigars, enlightens us with a chapter on cigar smoking celebrities, and concludes with the world’s first International Compendium of virtually every cigar brand known today, complete with histories and observations on taste, according to the author’s HPH (Highly Prejudiced Hacker-Scale) ratings. If that was not enough, there is even a dictionary of CigarSpeak! The Ultimate Cigar Book is the most comprehensive, factual, and up-to-date book for the cigar smoker or for those who just want to learn more about the fascinating and popular world of cigar smoking.
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World Prehistory and Archaeology

Pathways Through Time

Author: Michael Chazan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351802887

Category: Social Science

Page: 460

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An Integrated Picture of Prehistory as an Active Process of Discovery World Prehistory and Archaeology: Pathways through Time, fourth edition, provides an integrated discussion of world prehistory and archaeological methods. This text emphasizes the relevance of how we know and what we know about our human prehistory. A cornerstone of World Prehistory and Archaeology is the discussion of prehistory as an active process of discovery. Methodological issues are addressed throughout the text to engage readers. Archaeological methods are introduced in the first two chapters. Succeeding chapters then address the question of how we know the past to provide an integrated presentation of prehistory. The fourth edition involves readers in the current state of archaeological research, revealing how archaeologists work and interpret what they find. Through the coverage of various new research, author Michael Chazan shows how archaeology is truly a global discipline. Learning Goals Upon completing this book, readers will be able to: * Gain new perspectives and insights into who we are and how our world came into being. * Think about humanity from the perspective of archaeology. * Appreciate the importance of the archaeological record for contemporary society.
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National Geographic Concise Atlas of the World

Author: National Geographic

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426216602

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 200

View: 3491

With more than 470 maps and graphics, this atlas delivers award-winning cartography with superbly designed and amazingly informative maps and graphics providing accurate coverage of the whole world. Including introductory sections for each continent and the flags and country facts at the end of each continental section, this atlas features stunning satellite images that portray unique physical geography and highlights the sprawling extent of major cities.
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Social Work and Social Welfare

An Invitation

Author: Marla Berg-Weger

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317592026

Category: Social Science

Page: 666

View: 4843

Social Work and Social Welfare: An Invitation is a best-selling text and website for introduction to social work courses. It provides students with the knowledge, skills, and values that are essential for working with individuals, families, groups, organizations, communities, and public policy in a variety of practice settings. The new edition calls students to become engaged in some of society’s most challenging issues through diverse case studies and an emphasis on global issues. Students will read accounts of real-world social work, such as in Chapter 8 where thirteen social workers share their experiences in twelve different practice settings, including health and mental health, criminal justice, school, public health, and rural settings. Social workers describe working with children and families, immigrants and refugees, military veterans and families, older adults, persons with addictions, and persons with disabilities. This edition also includes new profiles of social workers and one older adult that depict individual journeys, contemporary practice areas, and challenges. The fourth edition of Social Work and Social Welfare is in full color, with more visuals and photos throughout. As with previous editions, this book is an up-to-date profile of the world in which today’s social workers practice, with current demographic, statistical, legislative, policy, and research information; and sensitive discussions of contemporary ethical issues. The text includes exercises from six interactive cases, including the new case, Brickville. Visit www.routledgesw.com for the detailed cases and companion materials that teach students about social work through practice.
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Mathematics in Early Years Education

Author: Ann Montague-Smith,Tony Cotton,Alice Hansen,Alison J. Price

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351745115

Category: Education

Page: 274

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This fourth edition of the bestselling Mathematics in Early Years Education provides an accessible introduction to the teaching of mathematics in the early years. Covering all areas of mathematics – number and counting, calculation, pattern, shape, measures and data handling – it provides a wide range of practical activities and guidance on how to support young children’s mathematical development. There is also guidance on managing the transition to KS1 and a strong emphasis throughout on creating home links and working in partnership with parents. This new edition has been fully updated to incorporate the latest research and thinking in this area and includes: why mathematics is important as a way of making sense of the world how attitudes to mathematics can influence teaching and learning how children learn mathematics and what they are capable of learning how technology can support maths teaching maths phobia and the impact society has on maths teaching material on sorting, matching and handling data the importance of educating about finance in today’s world ideas for observation and questioning to assess children’s understanding examples of planned activities suggestions for language development assessment criteria. This textbook is ideal for those training to be teachers through an undergraduate or PGCE route, those training for Early Years Professional Status and those studying early childhood on foundation or honours degrees, as well as parents looking to explore how their young children learn mathematics. This will be an essential text for any early years practitioner looking to make mathematics interesting, exciting and engaging in their classroom.
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Alcoholics Anonymous

the story of how many thousands of men and women have recovered from alcoholism

Author: Bill W.

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Alcoholics

Page: 575

View: 3101

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Cultural Anthropology in a Globalizing World

Author: Barbara Miller

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780134518299

Category: Social Science

Page: 360

View: 9860

For courses in Introduction to Cultural Anthropology Show students how anthropology can help them understand today's world Cultural Anthropology in a Globalizing World presents a brief, balanced introduction to the world's cultures, focusing on how they interact and change. Author Barbara Miller encourages students to think critically about other cultures as well as their own, and offers frequent opportunities to engage deeply with key concepts. Featuring the latest research and statistics throughout, the Fourth Edition has been updated with contemporary examples of anthropology in action, addressing recent newsworthy events such as the Ebola epidemic. Also available with MyAnthroLab® MyAnthroLab for the Introduction to Cultural Anthropology course extends learning online to engage students and improve results. Media resources with assignments bring concepts to life, and offer students opportunities to practice applying what they've learned. Please note: this version of MyAnthroLab does not include an eText. Cultural Anthropology in a Globalizing World, Fourth Edition is also available via REVEL(tm), an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyLab(tm) & Mastering(tm) does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyLab & Mastering, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyLab & Mastering, search for: 013451890X / 9780134518909 Cultural Anthropology in a Globalizing World plus MyAnthroLab® for Introduction to Cultural Anthropology -- Access Card Package, 4/e Package consists of: 0134518292 / 9780134518299 Cultural Anthropology in a Globalizing World, 4/e 0205982018 / 9780205982011 MyAnthroLab for Introduction to Cultural Anthropology Access Card
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Critical Pedagogy

Notes from the Real World

Author: Joan Wink

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780137028733

Category: Education

Page: 224

View: 5198

This text is an accessible analysis of critical pedagogy that articulates multiple ways of applying its principles in various contexts. Critical Pedagogy, Fourth Edition, offers thoughtful examination of the theoretical models of critical pedagogy in an engaging, understandable writing style. In this edition, the author maintains the strengths of a clear, engaging writing style with first-person narrative and lucid explanations of key concepts, which makes critical pedagogy more meaningful for students to learn and instructors to teach. This powerful and accessible analysis of the often difficult rhetoric of critical pedagogy argues that critical pedagogy opens the door to a broader and deeper perspective on teaching and learning in the classroom and the community. The text strongly encourages teachers to continuously adapt teaching beliefs and strategies to meet the needs of today's classrooms. The ongoing cultural critique, which links the chapters, challenges readers to think more deeply.
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The World is a Text: Writing About Visual and Popular Culture

Updated Compact Edition

Author: Jonathan Silverman,Dean Rader

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 1770486852

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 300

View: 3144

Wherever we look today, popular culture greets us with “texts” that make implicit arguments; this book helps students to think and write critically about these texts. The World Is a Text teaches critical reading, writing, and argument in the context of pop-culture and visual examples, showing students how to “read” everyday objects and visual texts with basic semiotics. The book shows how texts of all kinds, from a painting to a university building to a pair of sneakers, make complex arguments through their use of signs and symbols, and shows students how to make these arguments in their own essays. This new edition is rich with images, real-world examples, writing and discussion prompts, and examples of academic and student writing. The first part of the book is a rhetoric covering argumentation, research, the writing process, and adapting from high-school to college writing, while the second part explores writing about specific cultural topics. Notes, instruction, and advice about research are woven into the text, with research instruction closely tied to the topic being discussed. New to the updated compact edition are chapters on fashion, sports, and nature and the environment.
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An Introduction to African Politics

Author: Alex Thomson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317663403

Category: Political Science

Page: 298

View: 3101

The fourth edition of An Introduction to African Politics is an ideal textbook for those new to the study of this fascinating continent. It gets to the heart of the politics of this part of the world. How is modern Africa still influenced by its colonial past? How do strong ethnic and religious identities on the continent affect government? Why has the military been so influential? How does African democracy differ from democracy in the West? These are the sorts of question tackled by the book. The result is a textbook that identifies the essential features of African politics, allowing students to grasp the recurring political patterns that have dominated this continent since independence. Key features include: Thematically organised, with individual chapters exploring issues such as colonialism, ethnicity, nationalism, religion, social class, ideology, legitimacy, authority, sovereignty and democracy. Identifies key recurrent themes such as the competitive relationships between the African state, its civil society and external interests. Contains useful boxed case studies at the end of each chapter, including: Kenya, Tanzania, Nigeria, Botswana, Côte d’Ivoire, Uganda, Somalia, Ghana, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Zimbabwe. Each chapter concludes with key terms and definitions, as well as questions and advice on further reading. This textbook is essential reading for students seeking an accessible introduction to the complex social relationships and events that characterise the politics of post-colonial Africa.
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Geographies of Development

An Introduction to Development Studies

Author: Robert Potter,Tony Binns,Jennifer A. Elliott,Etienne Nel,David W. Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317638794

Category: Social Science

Page: 636

View: 2463

Now in its fourth edition, Geographies of Development: An Introduction to Development Studies remains a core, balanced and comprehensive introductory textbook for students of Development Studies, Development Geography and related fields. This clear and concise text encourages critical engagement by integrating theory alongside practice and related key topics throughout. It demonstrates informatively that ideas concerning development have been many and varied and highly contested - varying from time to time and from place to place. ? Clearly written and accessible for students, who have no prior knowledge of development, the book provides the basics in terms of a geographical approach to development what situation is, where, when and why. Over 200 maps, charts, tables, textboxes and pictures break up the text and offer alternative ways of showing the information. The text is further enhanced by a range of pedagogical features: chapter outlines, case studies, key thinkers, critical reflections, key points and summaries, discussion topics and further reading. ? Geographies of Development continues to be an invaluable introductory text not only for geography students, but also anyone in area studies, international studies and development studies.
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