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The Idea Of Culture

Author : Terry Eagleton
ISBN : 9781118724859
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Terry Eagleton's book, in this vital new series from Blackwell, focuses on discriminating different meanings of culture, as a way of introducing to the general reader the contemporary debates around it.

Gre For Dummies

Author : Ron Woldoff
ISBN : 9781118911648
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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The fast and easy way to score higher on the GRE Does the thought of preparing for the GRE give you goose bumps? Fear not! This new edition of GRE For Dummies with Online Practice gives you a competitive edge by fully preparing you for the GRE exam with subject reviews and tons of practice opportunities. Written in the accessible and friendly style that has defined the For Dummies brand for more than twenty years, this hands-on guide helps you assess where you need more study help, gets you up-to-speed on the questions you can expect to encounter on the actual GRE exam, and will have you practicing your way to test-taking perfection by exam day. The Graduate Record Examinations is a standardized test and admission requirement for most graduate schools in the United States. THE GRE aims to measure verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, analytical writing, and critical thinking skills that have been acquired over a long period of time and that are not related to any specific field of study. If you're an aspiring graduate school student preparing for this all-important exam, GRE For Dummies with Online Practice gives you everything you need to increase your chances of scoring higher. Includes full-length GRE practice tests and hundreds of practice questions to prepare you for test day Provides trusted GRE test-taking strategies to help you score your highest Helps you master verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and analytical writing Gives you access to GRE practice questions online So what are you waiting for? Start practicing today—and get into the graduate school of your dreams!

Breaking The Book

Author : Laura Mandell
ISBN : 9781118274446
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Breaking the Book is a manifesto on the cognitive consequences and emotional effects of human interactions with physical books that reveals why the traditional humanities disciplines are resistant to 'digital' humanities. Explores the reasons why the traditional humanities disciplines are resistant to 'digital humanities' Reveals facets of book history, offering it as an example of how different media shape our modes of thinking and feeling Gathers together the most important book history and literary criticism concerning the hundred years leading up to the early 19th-century emergence of mass print culture Predicts effects of the digital revolution on disciplinarity, expertise, and the institutional restructuring of the humanities

True Religion

Author : Graham Ward
ISBN : 9780470779811
Genre : Religion
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Through reference to plays, poetry, novels, films and painting, this manifesto traces the genealogy of ‘true religion' in the western world and makes six controversial claims about the past, present and future of religion. Traces a transformation in the way religion is understood and performed in the western world. Makes several major claims about the past, present and future of true religion. Uses cultural metaphors as ways into understanding religion. Refers to plays, poetry, novels, paintings and films, including Romeo and Juliet, Moby Dick, The Exorcist and Stigmata. Suggests that the end of wars between nations could result in a return of wars of faith. Part of the prestigious Blackwell Manifestos series.

New England Beyond Criticism

Author : Elisa New
ISBN : 9781118854556
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Timely and beautifully written, New England Beyond Criticism provides a passionate defense of the importance of the literature of New England to the American literary canon, and its impact on the development of spirituality, community, and culture in America. An exploration and defense of the prominence of New England’s literary tradition within the canon of American literature Traces the impact of the literature of New England on the development of spirituality, community, and culture in America Includes in-depth studies of work from authors and poets such as William Bradford, Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, Henry David Thoreau, Susan Howe, and Marilynne Robinson Examines the place and impression of New England literature in the nation’s intellectual history and the lives of its readers

The Wiley Blackwell Handbook Of The Psychology Of Occupational Safety And Workplace Health

Author : Sharon Clarke
ISBN : 9781118978993
Genre : Psychology
File Size : 66. 99 MB
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A Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Organizational Psychology focusing on occupational safety and workplace health. The editors draw on their collective experience to present thematically structured material from leading thinkers and practitioners in the USA, Europe, and Asia Pacific Provides comprehensive coverage of the major contributions that psychology can make toward the improvement of workplace safety and employee health Equips those who need it most with cutting-edge research on key topics including wellbeing, safety culture, safety leadership, stress, bullying, workplace health promotion and proactivity

The Idea Of Black Culture

Author : Hortense J. Spillers
ISBN : 0631228608
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Main blurb (for internal use only - CHECK BEFORE USING IN PRINTED PUBLICITY): Hortense Spillers's THE IDEA OF BLACK CULTURE will consist of six chapters, described below, in some detail (she has supplied more detail than I give here). Her book exploits Eagleton's successful title, and like Eagleton's book, grounds its subject (but more thoroughly) in its history. The engagement here - the controversy, as to what can be meant by the term 'Black Culture' and the necessity to bear witness to history - will run through her several strands of argument. More obviously in her sights, in her concluding chapter, are those people (treasonable clerks), like Henry Louis Gates, Houston Baker, Cornel West, who, in her view - have used African-American/Black Studies to their own financial ends, usurping and exploiting their history in a cult of personality. Spillers is an eminent and adversarial figure, acquainted personally with many of the greats of African-American culture. Her work bears steady witness to the plight of African-Americans, to the full history of slavery, North (she has written in her latest book on the horrific breeding farms in Massachusetts) and South. 1) Black culture as a d

The Future For Creative Writing

Author : Graeme Harper
ISBN : 9781118325841
Genre : Education
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This is a compelling look at the current state and future direction of creative writing by a preeminent scholar in the field. Explores the practice of creative writing, its place in the world, and its impact on individuals and communities Considers the process of creative writing as an art form and as a mode of communication Examines how new technology, notably the internet and cell phones, is changing the ways in which creative work is undertaken and produced Addresses such topics as writing as a cultural production, the education of a creative writer, the changing nature of communication, and different attitudes to empowerment

Philosophy And The Study Of Religions

Author : Kevin Schilbrack
ISBN : 9781118323076
Genre : Philosophy
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Philosophy and the Study of Religions: A Manifesto advocates a radical transformation of the discipline from its current, narrow focus on questions of God, to a fully global form of critical reflection on religions in all their variety and dimensions. Opens the discipline of philosophy of religion to the religious diversity that characterizes the world today Builds bridges between philosophy of religion and the other interpretative and explanatory approaches in the field of religious studies Provides a manifesto for a global approach to the subject that is a practice-centred rather than a belief-centred activity Gives attention to reflexive critical studies of 'religion' as socially constructed and historically located

The Idea Of Latin America

Author : Walter D. Mignolo
ISBN : 9781405150170
Genre : History
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The Idea of Latin America is a geo-political manifesto which insists on the need to leave behind an idea which belonged to the nation-building mentality of nineteenth-century Europe. Charts the history of the concept of Latin America from its emergence in Europe in the second half of the nineteenth century through various permutations to the present day. Asks what is at stake in the survival of an idea which subdivides the Americas. Reinstates the indigenous peoples and migrations excluded by the image of a homogenous Latin America with defined borders. Insists on the pressing need to leave behind an idea which belonged to the nation-building mentality of nineteenth-century Europe.

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