Representing Scotland in Literature, Popular Culture and Iconography

The Masks of the Modern Nation

Author: A. Riach

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230554962

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 280

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This fascinating new study is about cultural change and continuities. At the core of the book are discrete literary studies of Scotland and Shakespeare, Walter Scott, R.L. Stevenson, Arthur Conan Doyle, the modern Scottish Renaissance of the 1920s and more recent cultural and literary phenomena. The central theme of literature and popular 'representation' recontextualises literary analysis in a broader, multi-faceted picture involving all the arts and the changing sense of what 'the popular' might be in a modern nation. New technologies alter forms of cultural production and the book charts a way through these forms, from oral poetry and song to the novel, and includes studies of paintings, classical music, socialist drama, TV, film and comic books. The international context for mass media cultural production is examined as the story of the intrinsic curiosity of the imagination and the intensely local aspect of Scotland's cultural self-representation unfolds.

Transforming Classroom Practice through Robotics Education

Author: Loh Sau Cheong,Loo Chu Kiong,Nahid Bayat Bodaghi

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1527521273

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 200

View: 1976


This book offers a thorough and reader-friendly discussion of the relevance of incorporating robotics into the 21st century classroom. It explores essential topics including outcome-based education, robotics technology, the use robotics in education, and its theoretical underpinnings, among others. It also provides a wide range of examples and figures, making the book relevant across multiple disciplines in the social, educational and computer sciences. As such, it will appeal to students, teachers, researchers, and practitioners who intend to conduct robotics training in schools or institutions.

Tourism and Service Management

Author: David Solnet

Publisher: Goodfellow Publishers Ltd

ISBN: 1906884323

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 35

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Contemporary Tourism Reviews will provide you with critical, state-of-the-art surveys of all of the major areas of tourism study to people who are coming to a topic for the first time. The CTR series provides accessible and structured overviews to all areas of research in the broadly defined subject of tourism with links to original sources of information, sites, books and journals as well as a complete glossary of terms, allowing the reader to research as deeply as they wish. Available instantly as downloads, each review provides the equivalent of 30-40 printed pages in an interactive PDF format. All of the reviews are academically rigorous and immensely readable. References are highlighted throughout the text of each review and links are embedded throughout so that the reader can save time by drilling down to the cited sources through their library’s electronic journals portal as soon as they come across the citation in the review.

McLuhan's Global Village Today

Transatlantic Perspectives

Author: Angela Krewani

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131731834X

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 8379


Marshall McLuhan was one of the leading media theorists of the twentieth century. This collection of essays explores the many facets of McLuhan’s work from a transatlantic perspective, balancing applied case studies with theoretical discussions.

Spirits of the Age

Scottish Self Portraits

Author: Paul Henderson Scott

Publisher: The Saltire Society

ISBN: 9780854110872

Category: English literature

Page: 370

View: 5237


Presents a collection of Scottish autobiographical essays of George Davie, David Daiches, Robin Jenkins, Muriel Spark, Tom Nairn, Edwin Morgan, Derick Thomson, Alastair Reid, Agnes Owens, Ronald Stevenson, Richard Demarco, Elizabeth Blackadder, Alasdair Gray, Stewart Conn, Hugh Pennington, Allan Massie, Duncan Macmillan, John Byrne, and others.

The media in Scotland

Author: Neil Blain,David Hutchison

Publisher: Edinburgh Univ Pr


Category: Social Science

Page: 286

View: 5242


What does it mean to 'think differently'? What are the conditions under which original thought can take place and what are the obstacles to it? The ability to create thoughts is what lies at the base of philosophy and political theory and practice. One cannot hope to change the world, or even adequately critique it, without the possibility of the new in mental life.The Political Mindseeks to explore the possibility of thinking differently through connecting neuropsychological material on consciousness, nonconsciousness and affect to political theory. It spans many diverse disciplines: from hard-edged neuropsychology to sociology, economics, political theory and Eastern and Western philosophy. Its originality lies in its ability to draw meaningful connections between such disparate literatures, weaving a coherent whole. It then applies the concepts created to the currently popular topics of consumerism and the anti-capitalist and anti-globalisation movements.Key Features:* Unique in drawing connections between neuropsychology and political theory* Addresses an enormous breadth of material* Relevant to those interested in the anti-globalisation and anti-capitalism movements

The Comics Journal

Author: N.A

Publisher: Fantagraphics Books

ISBN: 9781560979852

Category: Comic books, strips, etc

Page: 207

View: 3894


Brian K. Vaughan on Y: The Last Man, Lost, Ex Machina and more; Paul Karasik interviews Gipi; John Kerschbaum talks brutality. Should superheroes come out of the closet? Reviews of Zot!, Kirby: King of Comics, and more!