Encounters on the Passage

Inuit Meet the Explorers

Author: Dorothy Eber

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 0802092756

Category: History

Page: 168

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In Encounters on the Passage, present day Inuit tell the stories that have been passed down from their ancestors of the first encounters with European explorers.

Close Encounters of Empire

Writing the Cultural History of U.S.-Latin American Relations

Author: Gilbert Michael Joseph,Catherine LeGrand,Ricardo Donato Salvatore

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822320999

Category: History

Page: 575

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A series of essays on encounters between Latin Americans and North Americans that offer a framework to determine how foreign people, ideas and institutions were received and appropriated in modern Latin America.


People of Asian Descent in the Americas

Author: Roshni Rustomji-Kerns,Rajini Srikanth,Leny Mendoza Strobel

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780847691456

Category: Social Science

Page: 300

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People of Asian descent have lived for centuries in North and South America, where they have been actively involved in the creation of multicultural, multiethnic societies. This groundbreaking anthology explores their experiences among ethnic and cultural groups in a unique collection of works by and about Asian Americans. Utilizing a rich blend of analytical, autobiographical, biographical, and narrative essays, oral histories, fiction, photography, and artwork, the anthology focuses especially on the interactions of Asians with others outside the dominant culture. Contributors range from established scholars, writers and artists to little-known voices heard here for the first time. Scholars of Asian diasporas and all readers interested in Asia in the Americas will find this book an extraordinary resource. Contributions by: Kozy K. Amemiya, Himani Bannerji, Monica Cinco Basurto, Raissa Nina Burns, Jeff Chang, Jay Chaudhari, Kathryn Jeun Cho, Rienzi Crusz, Astrid Hadad, Laura Hall, Muriel H. Hasbun, Tomoyo Hiroishi, Velina Hasu Houston, Evelyn Hu-DeHart, Naheed Islam, Feroza Jussawalla, Nguyet Lam, Armando Siu Lau, Stephanie Li, R. Zamora Linmark, Sunaina Maira, Diane Monroe, Ofelia Murrieta, Luis Nishizawa, Dwight Okita, Gary Pak, Monica J. Rainwater, Aly Remtulla, Roshni Rustomji-Kerns, Ann Suni Shin, Jan Lo Shinebourne, Janet Shirley, Lok C. D. Siu, Rajini Srikanth, Leny Mendoza Strobel, Eileen Tabios, Ayumi Takenaka, Gabriela Kinuyo Torres, Kay Reiko Torres, Takeyuki Tsuda, Usha Welaratna, Bill Woo, Karen Tei Yamashita, and Thomas Sze Leong Yu.

Epic Encounters

Culture, Media, and U.S. Interests in the Middle East Since1945

Author: Melani McAlister

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520244993

Category: History

Page: 407

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Examines how popular culture has shaped the ways Americans define their "interests" in the Middle East. Author McAlister argues that U.S. foreign policy, while grounded in material and military realities, is also developed in a cultural context. American understandings of the region are framed by narratives that draw on religious belief, news media accounts, and popular culture. This book skillfully weaves readings of film, media, and music with a rigorous analysis of U.S. foreign policy, race politics, and religious history.--From publisher description.

Marquesan Encounters

Melville and the Meaning of Civilization

Author: Thomas Walter Herbert

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674550667

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 237

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Academic Listening Encounters: The Natural World Teacher's Manual

Listening, Note Taking, and Discussion

Author: Yoneko Kanaoka

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521716413

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 114

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Academic Listening Encounters: The Natural World uses a sustained content approach to help students develop the listening, note-taking, and discussion skills they need to meet the demands of high school or college academic courses in an English-speaking environment. This Teacher's Manual contains teaching guidelines, answers for all tasks, the listening script for the complete Audio Program, and lecture quizzes and answers.

Cultural Encounters in Translation from Arabic

Author: Said Faiq

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781853597435

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 138

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Translation is intercultural communication in its purest form. Its power in forming and/or deforming cultural identities has only recently been acknowledged, given the attention it deserves. The chapters in this unique volume assess translation from Arabic into other languages from different perspectives: the politics, economics, ethics, and poetics of translating from Arabic; a language often neglected in western mainstream translation studies.