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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 City Cultures Reader

Author : Malcolm Miles
ISBN : 0415302455
Genre : Social Science
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Cities are both products of culture, and sites where culture is made and received. By presenting the very best of classic and contemporary writing on the culture of cities, The City Cultures Reader provides an accessible overview of the diverse material on the interface between cities and culture. The extensively revised and updated second edition of The City Cultures Reader now features fifty generous writings (of which thirty-eight are new) organised into ten parts which explore themes such as: what is a city?; what is culture?; symbolic economies; the culture industry; culture and technologies; everyday lives; contesting identity; boundaries and transgressions; utopias and dystopias; and possible urban futures. Designed to aid student understanding, this new edition now features extensive introductory sections that define both the city and culture. Part introductions outline the major themes, whilst introductions to the individual writings explain their interest and significance to wider debates. Annotated further reading is also provided at the end of each Part.

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.

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.

Death Mourning And Burial

Author : Antonius C. G. M. Robben
ISBN : 9781119151760
Genre : Social Science
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The definitive reference on the anthropology of death and dying, expanded with new contributions covering everything from animal mourning to mortuary cannibalism Few subjects stir the imagination more than the study of how people across cultures deal with death and dying. This expanded second edition of the internationally bestselling Death, Mourning, and Burial offers cross-cultural readings that span the period from dying to afterlife, considering approaches to this transition as a social process and exploring the great variations of cultural responses to death. Exploring new content including organ transplantation, institutionalized care for the dying, HIV-AIDs, animal mourning, and biotechnology, this text retains classic readings from the first edition, and is enhanced by sixteen new articles and two new sections which provide increased breadth and depth for readers. Death, Mourning, and Burial, Second Edition is divided into eight parts reflecting the social trajectory of death: conceptualizations of death; death, dying, and care; grief and mourning; mortuary rituals; and remembrance and regeneration. Sections are introduced through foundational texts which provide the ideal introduction to this diverse field. It is essential reading for anyone concerned with issues of death and dying, as well as violence, terrorism, war, state terror, organ theft, and mortuary rituals. A thoroughly revised edition of this classic anthology featuring twenty-three new articles, two new sections, and three reformulated sections Updated to include current topics, including organ transplantation, institutionalized care for the dying, HIV-AIDs, animal mourning, and biotechnology Must reading for anyone concerned with issues of death and dying, as well as violence, terrorism, war, state terror, organ theft, and mortuary rituals Serves as a text for anthropology classes and provides a genuinely cross-cultural perspective to all those studying death and dying

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.

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.

American Immigration An Encyclopedia Of Political Social And Cultural Change

Author : James Ciment
ISBN : 9781317477167
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Thoroughly revised and expanded, this is the definitive reference on American immigration from both historic and contemporary perspectives. It traces the scope and sweep of U.S. immigration from the earliest settlements to the present, providing a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to all aspects of this critically important subject. Every major immigrant group and every era in U.S. history are fully documented and examined through detailed analysis of social, legal, political, economic, and demographic factors. Hot-topic issues and controversies - from Amnesty to the U.S.-Mexican Border - are covered in-depth. Archival and contemporary photographs and illustrations further illuminate the information provided. And dozens of charts and tables provide valuable statistics and comparative data, both historic and current. A special feature of this edition is the inclusion of more than 80 full-text primary documents from 1787 to 2013 - laws and treaties, referenda, Supreme Court cases, historical articles, and letters.

The Crusades

Author : S.J. Allen
ISBN : 9781442606258
Genre : History
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Since the publication of the first edition of The Crusades: A Reader, interest in the Crusades has increased dramatically, fueled in part by current global interactions between the Muslim world and Western nations. The second edition features an intriguing new chapter on perceptions of the Crusades in the modern period, from David Hume and William Wordsworth to World War I political cartoons and crusading rhetoric circulating after 9/11. Islamic accounts of the treatment of prisoners have been added, as well as sources detailing the homecoming of those who had ventured to the Holy Land—including a newly translated reading on a woman crusader, Margaret of Beverly. The book contains sixteen images, study questions for each reading, and an index.

Law And Popular Culture

Author : Michael Asimow
ISBN : 0820458155
Genre : Law
File Size : 74. 74 MB
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"This book explores the interface between law and popular culture, two subjects of enormous current importance and influence. Exploring how they affect each other, each chapter discusses a legally themed film or television show, such as Philadelphia or Dead Man Walking, and treats it as both a cultural and a legal text, illustrating how popular culture both constructs our perceptions of law, and changes the way that players in the legal system behave. Written without theoretical jargon, Law and Popular Culture: A Course Book is intended for use in undergraduate or graduate courses and can be taught by anyone who enjoys pop culture and is interested in law."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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