HandiLand

HandiLand

“Race and Special Education.” Counterpoints 270 (2004): 76–88. JSTOR. Trachtenberg, Jeffrey A. “Why Social Media Embraced Allie Brosh's Book 'Hyperbole and a Half.” Speakeasy, Wall Street Journal, November 25, 2013. https:// ...

Author: Elizabeth A Wheeler

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472054206

Category: Social Science

Page: 274

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HandiLand looks at young adult novels, fantasy series, graphic memoirs, and picture books of the last 25 years in which characters with disabilities take center stage for the first time. These books take what others regard as weaknesses—for instance, Harry Potter’s headaches or Hazel Lancaster’s oxygen tank—and redefine them as part of the hero’s journey. HandiLand places this movement from sidekick to hero in the political contexts of disability rights movements in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Ghana. Elizabeth A. Wheeler invokes the fantasy of HandiLand, an ideal society ready for young people with disabilities before they get there, as a yardstick to measure how far we’ve come and how far we still need to go toward the goal of total inclusion. The book moves through the public spaces young people with disabilities have entered, including schools, nature, and online communities. As a disabled person and parent of children with disabilities, Wheeler offers an inside look into families who collude with their kids in shaping a better world. Moving, funny, and beautifully written, HandiLand: The Crippest Place on Earth is the definitive study of disability in contemporary literature for young readers.
Categories: Social Science

Abnormal Psychology

Abnormal Psychology

British Medical Journal, 342, d636–d636. http://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d636 Britton, J., Grillon, C., Lissek, S., Norcross, ... Hyperbole and a half: Unfortunate situations, flawed coping mechanisms, mayhem, and other things that happened.

Author: Ann M. Kring

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119362289

Category: Psychology

Page: 640

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Abnormal Psychology: The Science and Treatment of Psychological Disorders consists of a balance and blending of research and clinical application, the use of paradigms as an organizing principle, and involving the learner in the kinds of real-world problem solving engaged in by clinicians and scientists. Students learn that psychopathology is best understood by considering multiple perspectives and that these varying perspectives provide the clearest accounting of the causes of these disorders as well as the best possible treatments.
Categories: Psychology

Mindfulness Skills for Trauma and PTSD Practices for Recovery and Resilience

Mindfulness Skills for Trauma and PTSD  Practices for Recovery and Resilience

Journal of Family Psychology, 30(1), 52–62. Brosh, A. (2013). Hyperbole and a half: Unfortunate situations, flawed coping mechanisms, mayhem, and other things that happened. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster. Brown, L. S. (2015).

Author: Rachel Goldsmith Turow

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393711271

Category: Self-Help

Page: 432

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How mindfulness can help trauma survivors move to places of healing. Trauma touches every life, but the way that we hold our pain makes a difference. Mindfulness Skills for Trauma and PTSD provides user-friendly descriptions of the many facets of traumatic stress alongside evidence-based strategies to manage trauma symptoms and build new strengths. This book is a valuable resource for trauma survivors, health professionals, researchers, mindfulness practitioners, and others seeking new pathways to recovery and resilience. It is normal to feel anxious or depressed after trauma, and to have upsetting thoughts and memories. Instead of fighting our feelings and blaming ourselves for what are actually common responses to trauma, mindfulness practices can help us tolerate and decrease distress, cultivate kindness towards ourselves and others, make wise choices, navigate attention, improve relationships, and relax—capacities that reduce trauma symptoms and advance our overall well-being. Practicing the small stuff can help us with the big stuff. As we learn to notice our breathing, walking, minor frustrations or daily activities with curiosity and care, we build inner resources to skillfully handle past trauma, as well as current and future challenges. Mindfulness practices can transform self-blame into self-respect and self-compassion. We can also match specific mindfulness skills to particular trauma symptoms. For example, “grounding” with the five senses can help us when we feel overwhelmed or spaced out, and loving-kindness meditation can alleviate self-criticism. With this book, you will explore scientifically supported mindfulness practices, plus “In their own words” sections that illustrate the skills with personal stories demonstrating how mindfulness practices have helped others recover from trauma. “Research highlight” sections showcase fascinating scientific studies that form the basis for the book's approaches. As we practice effective strategies to handle a full range of experiences, we can each find new sources of hope, connection, and peace.
Categories: Self-Help

Transforming Learning

Transforming Learning

Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened. London: Square Peg. ... Journal of Educational Psychology 72, no. 4: 511–19. Buckman, Karen Hildebrant. 2010.

Author: Peter M. Jonas

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781475852424

Category: Education

Page: 254

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The book uses a meta-analysis and meta-synthesis to identify nine areas where humor significantly improves various aspects of the learning environment.
Categories: Education

Female Cartoonists in the United States

Female Cartoonists in the United States

The Comics Journal. [Online] 6th February. ... Gupta, Prachi (2013) Hyperbole and a Half” creator Allie Brosh: “Good comedy has a lot in common with good horror. Salon. [Online] 29th October.

Author: Hélène Tison

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000479553

Category: Social Science

Page: 254

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This book provides an introduction to women cartoonists in the US, reading their work from a feminist, literary and stylistic perspective, which shines a light on their innovative and unique narratives and graphic languages. From rabid feminists to blundering teenagers to dyke avengers and pregnant butches, from political satire to memoirs to troubling sexual tales, from caricature to the clear line, from realism to minimalism and abstraction – they have done it all. This book looks at the work of over thirty authors who have challenged the boys’ club of comics in the US and whose stories shed a revealing light on contemporary society, through countercultural ripostes to the patriarchy, raw or humorous confessions, deconstruction of femininity, stories of vulnerability that offer powerful counterpoints to the "super bodies" of mainstream comics, non-white and queer cartoonists "drawing back" and more. This is a key title for students and scholars in the fields of Comics Studies, Literature and Women and Gender Studies.
Categories: Social Science

Engaging 21st Century Writers with Social Media

Engaging 21st Century Writers with Social Media

International Journal of Media and Cultural Politics, 4(2), 241-44. Boyd, D. M., & Ellison, N. B. (2008). ... Journal of ComputerMediated Communication, 13(1), ... Hyperbole and a half. Unfortunate situations, flawed coping mechanisms, ...

Author: Bryant, Kendra N.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522505631

Category: Computers

Page: 306

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Basic composition courses have become a fundamental requirement for the major of university degrees available today. These classes allow students to enhance their critical thinking, writing, and reading skills; however, frequent use of technology and online activity can be detrimental to students’ comprehension. Engaging 21st Century Writers with Social Media is a pivotal reference source for the latest research on the integration of social media platforms into academic writing classes, focusing on how such technology encourages writing and enables students to grasp basic composition skills in classroom settings. Highlighting emerging theoretical foundations and pedagogical practices, this book is ideally designed for educators, upper-level students, researchers, and academic professionals.
Categories: Computers

Metaphors of Mental Illness in Graphic Medicine

Metaphors of Mental Illness in Graphic Medicine

Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened. Simon & Schuster, 2013. ———. “Interview with Allie Brosh. ... Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 2016, pp.

Author: Sweetha Saji

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000513486

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 150

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This book investigates how graphic medicine enables sufferers of mental illness to visualise the intricacies of their internal mindscape through visual metaphors and reclaim their voice amidst stereotyped and prejudiced assumptions of mental illness as a disease of deviance and violence. In this context, by using Lakoff and Johnson’s conceptual metaphor theory (CMT), this study uncovers the broad spectrum of the mentally ills’ experiences, a relatively undertheorised area in medical humanities. The aim is to demonstrate that mentally ill people are often represented as either grotesquely exaggerated or overly romanticised across diverse media and biomedical discourses. Further, they have been disparaged as emotionally drained and unreasonable individuals, incapable of active social engagements and against the healthy/sane society. The study also aims to unsettle the sanity/insanity binary and its related patterns of fixed categories of normal/abnormal, which depersonalise the mentally ill by critically analysing seven graphic narratives on mental illness.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Solutions and Other Problems

Solutions and Other Problems

Brosh is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller and Goodreads Choice Awards winner Hyperbole and a Half, which was named one of the best books of the year by NPR, The Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Library Journal, Salon, ...

Author: Allie Brosh

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473522596

Category: Humor

Page: 528

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*THE NO.1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER* For the first time in seven years, Allie Brosh, the creator of the immensely popular blog 'Hyperbole and a Half' and #1 New York Times bestselling author, returns with her new collection. Solutions and Other Problems includes humorous stories from Allie Brosh's childhood; the adventures of her very bad animals; merciless dissection of her own character flaws; incisive essays on grief, loneliness, and powerlessness; as well as reflections on the absurdity of modern life. This full-colour, beautifully illustrated edition features all-new material with more than 1,600 pieces of art. Solutions and Other Problems marks the return of a beloved American humourist who has "the observational skills of a scientist, the creativity of an artist, and the wit of a comedian" (Bill Gates). Praise for Allie Brosh's Hyperbole and a Half: 'A hilarious collection' Mashable 'Will certainly help you, should you perhaps decide to indulge in a spot of "self-gifting" in this instance, survive Christmas with your more crazed relatives' Rachel Cooke, Observer 'It's impossible not to warm to cartoonist and blogger Allie. If she doesn't get to you with her funny childhood anecdotes (eating an entire birthday cake) then her honest reflections on depression will' Grazia
Categories: Humor

The School Journal

The School Journal

Jesus was Still another factor contributes to the either half - truths or hyperbole . He was not at all afraid of using only as pedagogical instruments for the inculcation of general principles of conneglect of Jesus as a teacher to be ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105121748912

Category: Education

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Categories: Education

Autobiographical Comics

Autobiographical Comics

Matt Freedman's journal of his cancer treatment experience, Relatively Indolent but Relentless (2014), utilizes a style ... In Allie Brosh's web series and print graphic memoir Hyperbole and a Half (2013), Brosh uses the digital drawing ...

Author: Andrew J. Kunka

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474227872

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

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A complete guide to the history, form and contexts of the genre, Autobiographical Comics helps readers explore the increasingly popular genre of graphic life writing. In an accessible and easy-to-navigate format, the book covers such topics as: · The history and rise of autobiographical comics · Cultural contexts · Key texts – including Maus, Robert Crumb, Persepolis, Fun Home, and American Splendor · Important theoretical and critical approaches to autobiographical comics Autobiographical Comics includes a glossary of crucial critical terms, annotated guides to further reading and online resources and discussion questions to help students and readers develop their understanding of the genre and pursue independent study.
Categories: Literary Criticism