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By William J. Jackson,Peter Thuesen
'"The human psyche's dynamics are intrinsically half trickster': so William Jackson tells us during this delightfully clever research of a vintage American archetype. The fruit of his prodigious abilities as a scholarly hunter-gatherer together with his prepared insights as an interpreter, Professor Jackson's most modern booklet is an exceptional treasure for someone attracted to the yankee adventure and the primordial notion styles that experience formed it."
--From the foreword via Peter Thuesen
"When you gaze right into a reflect, what do you spot? Does the trickster wink again? no matter if you are saying sure or no, William Jackson's ebook will tickle you. jam-packed with a motley staff of con males, hucksters, coyotes, loons, and ravens, its tall stories and explorations of yank attitudes are good crafted and hugely unique. American Tricksters illustrates how darkish edges can lighten your spirit whereas tweaking your humorous bone. yet watch out! should you open this ebook, in addition to baying on the moon, you may by no means glance within the replicate (or see the USA) an analogous manner again."
--Terry Marks-Tarlow, writer of Psyche's Veil
William J. Jackson grew up in Rock Island, Illinois, and studied performing at Goodman Theatre college on the paintings Institute of Chicago. He earned his PhD in comparative faith at Harvard collage. He taught at Indiana University-Purdue college Indianapolis for a few years and is the writer of a number of books approximately South Indian tradition. He has additionally written a booklet approximately fractal geometry in cultures, Heaven's Fractal Net (2004), and a ebook approximately compassion and giving in the USA, The knowledge of Generosity (2008), in addition to works of fiction.
By Busse,Beer,Stefan Busse
By Thomas Harrison
Beyond insurance of mainstream 80s song, equivalent to "hair band" difficult rock, pop, new wave, and rap, this compilation of crucial musical artists additionally covers genres like classical, jazz, outlaw state, and track theater.
• A bibliography with assets on most sensible musical traits within the 1980s
• An index of this decade's best musical artists
By Leon Hunt,Sharon Lockyer
Leading writers on Horror and cult media reflect on the horny vampire and the gruesome zombie, in addition to hybrid figures who don't healthy well into both classification. those are tested throughout various contexts, from the Swedish vampire to the Afro-American Blacula, from the lesbian vampire to the homosexual zombie, from the Spanish Knights Templar driving skeletal horses to dancing jap zombies. Screening the Undead sheds new mild on those icons of terror - and hope - whose well known toughness has taken them ‘Beyond Life’.
By Glenn Richardson
This two-volume set explores many of the methods social media are profoundly altering politics in America.
• Covers key political and cultural concerns in modern-day discourse—such as homosexual marriage, race, gender, "big data," and hyper-surveillance—from a number of views and a vast diversity of contributors
• presents educated research of social media eruptions and their capability to alter and form political discourse
• provides an research of energy that highlights the forgotten center of politics and political communication
By Linda Krause,Patrice Petro
In international towns, students from a powerful array of disciplines critique the transforming into physique of literature at the method greatly often called "globalization." This interdisciplinary concentration allows the authors to discover the complicated geographies of contemporary towns, and supply attainable options for reclaiming a feeling of position and group in those globalized city settings.
While interpreting significant towns together with ny, Tokyo, Berlin, Paris, and Hong Kong, individuals insist that the examine of city stories needs to stay as responsive to the cloth results as to the psychic and social effects of globalization. consequently, essays discover the results of world tradition for structure, cinema, and communication--but achieve this in a manner that highlights the significance of the areas among such metropolitan facilities. those destinations, the authors argue, function more and more vital "frontier zones," the place a various set of actors converge and contend for energy and presence. this type of standpoint eventually provides nuance and intending to our knowing of the heterogeneous city landscapes of those international towns.
Linda Krause is an affiliate professor within the division of structure on the college of structure and concrete making plans, college of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Patrice Petro is professor of movie reports and director of the heart for overseas schooling on the collage of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.
A quantity within the New instructions in foreign experiences sequence, edited by means of Patrice Petro
By Margarita Juárez-Nájera
By Fatma Ceri
Die Autorin bietet einen zusammenfassenden Überblick über die Bildungsbeteiligung von Kindern und Jugendlichen mit Migrationshintergrund im Vergleich zu deutschen Schülern, um so die those der Bildungsbenachteiligung von Migrantenkindern überprüfen zu können. Weiter sucht sie nach möglichen Erklärungen für die aufgezeigten Diskrepanzen. Den Schwerpunkt dieser Arbeit bildet das Hauptproblem der Migrantenkinder, nämlich das challenge von Sprachdefiziten, der schulischen Umgang mit sprachlicher Differenz und deren Folgen. Vor allem dem Spracherwerb von Kindern und Jugendlichen mit Migrationshintergrund kommt eine elementare Bedeutung zu, denn die Sprache ist der Schlüssel zur Erschließung aller weiteren Wissensbestände und zur Teilhabe an allen gesellschaftlichen Kommunikationsprozessen.
By Allison Engel,Reise Moore,Margaret Engel
With this easy-to-use source, savvy consumers can domesticate upscale, upcycled wardrobes at thrift and consignment shop prices.
Shoppers will discover ways to navigate the racks in their neighborhood consignment store, spot identify manufacturers like Versace, Dior, and Burberry, pick out the highest quality goods, and service secondhand outfits that want a few love. Photo-filled chapters on thrifted purses, jewellery, scarves, and different add-ons convey what is to be had and provides assistance for distinguishing caliber goods from fakes. Interviews with professional tailors, dry cleaners, shoe fix wizards, and fabric-dyeing pros clarify what makes a broken piece of garments worthy renovating. Before-and-after pictures convey what should be performed to refashion less-than-perfect finds.
By Michael J. Kramer
Now, in The Republic of Rock, Michael Kramer attracts on new archival assets and interviews to discover sixties track and politics throughout the lens of those generation-changing places--San Francisco and Vietnam. From the Acid checks of Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters to hippie disc jockeys on strike, the military's use of rock track to "boost morale" in Vietnam, and the forgotten story of a South Vietnamese rock band, The Republic of Rock indicates how the musical connections among town of the summer time of affection and war-torn Southeast Asia have been an important to the making of the sixties counterculture. The ebook additionally illustrates how and why the legacy of rock track within the sixties keeps to subject to the that means of citizenship in an international society this present day. Going past clichéd narratives approximately sixties track, Kramer argues that rock turned a fashion for contributors within the counterculture to contemplate what it intended to be an American citizen, an international citizen, a citizen-consumer, or a citizen-soldier. The song turned a source for grappling with the character of democracy in better platforms of yank energy either locally and globally.
For somebody drawn to the Sixties, well known song, and American tradition and counterculture, The Republic of Rock bargains new perception into the numerous methods rock tune has formed our principles of person freedom and collective belonging.