All About The Usa

Author: Milada Broukal
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 9780132349697
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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.

Food In The Usa

Author: Carole Counihan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135323526
Size: 78.15 MB
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From Thanksgiving to fast food to the Passover seder, Food in the USA brings together the essential readings on these topics and is the only substantial collection of essays on food and culture in the United States. Essay topics include the globalization of U.S. food; the dangers of the meatpacking industry; the rise of Italian-American food; the meaning of Soul food; the anorexia epidemic; the omnipotence of Coca-Cola; and the invention of Thanksgiving. Together, the collection provides a fascinating look at how and why we Americans are what we eat.

The Feminism And Visual Culture Reader

Author: Amelia Jones
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415267052
Size: 35.58 MB
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Bringing together key writings on art, film, architecture, popular culture, new media and other visual fields, this key reader combines classic texts by leading feminist thinkers with six previously unpublished polemical new pieces. It explores how issues of race, class, nationality and sexuality, enter into debates about feminism, and includes work by feminist critics, artists and activists. Articles are grouped into six thematic sections: * representation * difference * disciplines/strategies * mass culture/media interventions * the body * technology. A valuable reference for students of visual culture and gender studies, this is both a framework within which to understand the shifts in feminist thinking in visual studies and an overview of the most significant feminist theories in this area.

Newcomer S Handbook For Moving To And Living In The Usa

Author: Mike Livingston
Publisher: First Books
ISBN: 0912301570
Size: 72.10 MB
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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
Publisher: Addison-Wesley
ISBN: 9780201695120
Size: 64.95 MB
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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.

Death Mourning And Burial

Author: Antonius C. G. M. Robben
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119151767
Size: 76.11 MB
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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

The Book History Reader

Author: David Finkelstein
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415226585
Size: 14.25 MB
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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

An Introduction To Visual Culture

Author: Nicholas Mirzoeff
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415158761
Size: 70.40 MB
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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.

Beyond Borders

Author: Randall Bass
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division
ISBN: 9780618234974
Size: 80.63 MB
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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.

Food And Culture

Author: Carole Counihan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415521033
Size: 45.25 MB
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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 Esterik.ee 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]