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All About The Usa

Author : Milada Broukal
ISBN : 0132349698
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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"All about the USA 3 is a low-intermediate reader for English language students. Thirty units will introduce typical American people, places, and things, providing students with essential information about the USA and stimulating cross-cultural exchange. The vocabulary and structures used in the text have been carefully controlled to help students gain fluency and confidence"--P. iv.

The Book History Reader

Author : David Finkelstein
ISBN : 0415226589
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The Book History Reader brings together a rich variety of writings examining different aspects of the history of books and print culture, much of which is otherwise inaccessible. It looks at the development of the book, the move from spoken word to written texts, the commodification of books and authors, the power and profile of readers, and the future of the book in the electronic age. The Reader is arranged in thematic sections and features a general introduction as well as an introduction to each section. This pioneering book is a valuable resource for all those involved in book publishing studies and book history as well as students of English literature, cultural studies, sociology and history. Essays by: Thomas Adams and Nicholas Barker, Richard Altick, Roland Barthes, C.A. Bayly, Pierre Bourdieu, John Brewer, Michel de Certeau, Roger Chartier, Robert Darnton, Elizabeth Eisenstein, Lucien Febrve and Henri-Jean Martin, N.N. Feltes, Kate Flint, Stanley Fish, Michel Foucault, Wolfgang Iser, Adrian Johns, Jerome McGann, Don McKenzie, Jennifer E. Monaghan, Jan Dirk Muller, Walter Ong, Robert Patten, Janice Radway, Jonathan Rose, Mark Rose, John Sutherland, Jane Tompkins, James L.W. West III

Encountering Cultures

Author : Richard Holeton
ISBN : 0132998270
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Freshman Composition. Encountering Cultures is a composition reader that integrates issues of language and culture, domestic cultural diversity, and global cultural diversity with an unprecedented range of readings, authors, and views. The premise of the second edition, like that of the first, is that increasing cultural diversity in North America can best be understood in a global context; the 42 "Brief Encounters" and 60 full-length selections emphasize interactions across cultural boundaries of all types, both at home and abroad. The new thematic arrangement of readings and the enhanced editorial apparatus facilitate for students and instructors a comprehensive view of cultural issues and a critical thinking approach.

Religion And American Cultures

Author : Gary Laderman
ISBN : 9781576072387
Genre : Reference
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Looks at religious diversity in the United States from mainstream faiths to Wicca and Zen, discussing faith, religious practices, traditions, and history of religions.

An Introduction To Visual Culture

Author : Nicholas Mirzoeff
ISBN : 9780415158763
Genre : Art
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The author traces the history and theory of visual culture asking how and why visual media have become so central to contemporary everday life. He explores a wide range of visual forms, including painting, sculpture, photography, television, cinema, virtual reality, and the Internet while addressing the subjects of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, the body, and the international media event that followed the death of Princess Diana.

Food And Culture

Author : Carole Counihan
ISBN : 9780415521031
Genre : Social Science
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The classic bookthat helped to define and legitimize the field of food and culture studies is now available, with major revisions, in a specially affordable e-book version (978-0-203-07975-1).ee The third edition includes 40 original essays and reprints of previously published classics under 5 Sections: FOUNDATIONS, HEGEMONY AND DIFFERENCE, CONSUMPTION AND EMBODIMENT, FOOD AND GLOBALIZATION, and CHALLENGING, CONTESTING, AND TRANSFORMING THE FOOD SYSTEM. 17 of the 40 articles included are either, new to this edition, rewritten by their original authors, or edited by Counihan and van A bank of test items applicable to each article in the book is available to instructors interested in selecting this edition for course use. Simply send an e.mail to the publisher at [email protected]

American Cultural Patterns

Author : Edward Stewart
ISBN : 9780983955832
Genre : Social Science
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The classic study revised and updated.

Newcomer S Handbook For Moving To And Living In The Usa

Author : Mike Livingston
ISBN : 9780912301570
Genre : Travel
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Guide for newcomers/immigrants relocating to the United States. Helps newcomers explore and adjust to the USA. Includes consumer basics, communicating, navigating health care, legal, and educational systems, finding a place to live, understanding US holidays, sports, and customs, and much more.

A First Look At The Usa

Author : Milada Broukal
ISBN : 020169512X
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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Do you know when the hot dog first came to the United States? Do you know what U.S. government building has its own fire department? As entertaining as they are informative, these stimulating cultural readers introduce students to typically American people, places, and things. The intriguing facts presented in the units not only give students information about the USA but also inspire cross-cultural exchange. Vocabulary and structures used in the texts have been carefully controlled at each level, while the language has been kept natural and lively. Each book features: -- Pre-reading questions linked to introductory visuals to prepare students for the content of the reading. -- Topic-related vocabulary exercises to encourage students to work out meaning through context. -- Comprehension exercises to help students develop good reading skills. -- Discussion questions to give students an opportunity to bring their own knowledge, culture, and imagination to unit topics. Thematic units, such as U.S. Geography, U.S. Inventors, and U.S. Originals, open with a pictorial spread to help ease beginning students into the readings that follow. High-interest feature stories, written almost exclusively in the present tense and each less than a half-page long, motivate and promote confidence.

Beyond Borders

Author : Randall Bass
ISBN : 0618234977
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This multicultural reader for first-year composition courses poses critical questions about American culture and the construction of identity. Beyond Borders includes both conventional writing (essays, poems, and short fiction) and less conventional works (photographs, advertisements, graphic novels, and maps). The thematically arranged readings raise questions and ideas about both individual and group identity. The interactive format shows students how to read and write by freely crossing the borders between writer and reader, student and critic, and consumer and producer. The Second Edition features material on the writing process, with writing activities throughout, and a focus on research and argument.

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