Author: Matthew McKay
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 9781608820948
Size: 77.32 MB
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Many people assume that good communicators possess an intrinsic talent for speaking and listening to others, a gift that can't be learned or improved. The reality is that communication skills are developed with deliberate effort and practice, and learning to understand others and communicate your ideas more clearly will improve every facet of your life. Now in its third edition, Messages has helped thousands of readers cultivate better relationships with friends, family members, coworkers, and partners. You'll discover new skills to help you communicate your ideas more effectively and become a better listener. Learn how to: Read body language Develop skills for couples communication Negotiate and resolve conflicts Communicate with family members Handle group interactions Talk to children Master public speaking Prepare for job interviews If you can communicate effectively, you can do just about anything. Arm yourself with the interpersonal skills needed to thrive.

Mixedblood Messages

Author: Louis Owens
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 9780806133812
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In this challenging and often humorous book, Louis Owens examines issues of Indian identity and relationship to the environment as depicted in literature and film and as embodied in his own mixedblood roots in family and land. Powerful social and historical forces, he maintains, conspire to colonize literature and film by and about Native Americans into a safe "Indian Territory" that will contain and neutralize Indians. Countering this colonial "Territory" is what Owens defines as "Frontier," a dynamic, uncontainable, multi-directional space within which cultures meet and even merge. Owens offers new insights into the works of Indian writers ranging from John Rollin Ridge, Mourning Dove, and D'Arcy McNickle to N. Scott Momaday, Leslie Silko, James Welch, and Gerald Vizenor. In his analysis of Indians in film he scrutinizes distortions of Indians as victims or vanishing Americans in a series of John Wayne movies and in the politically correct but false gestures of the more recent Dances With Wolves. As Owens moves through his personal landscape in Oklahoma, Mississippi, California, and New Mexico, he questions how human beings collectively can alter their disastrous relationship with the natural world before they destroy it. He challenges all of us to articulate, through literature and other means, messages of personal and environmental — as well as cultural—survival, and to explore and share these messages by writing and reading across cultural boundaries.

Messages To The World

Author: Osama Bin Laden
Publisher: Verso
ISBN: 9781844670451
Size: 35.80 MB
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Examines the writings of Osama bin Laden to demonstrate how his views differ from other strands of radical Islamic thought, how he has contributed to his own mythology, and how he has shaped the development of Al Qaeda.


Author: Brian Winston
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134572913
Size: 31.32 MB
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Easy to read, and highly topical, Messages writes a history of mass communication in Europe and its outreaches, as a search for the origins of media forms from print and stage, to photography, film and broadcasting. Arguing that the development of the mass media has been an essential engine driving the western concept of an individual, Brian Winston examines how the right of free expression is under attack, and how the roots of media expression need to be recalled to make a case for the media’s importance for the protection of individual liberty. Relating to the US constitution, and key laws in the UK which form the foundation of our society, this is a highly useful book for students of media, communication, history, and journalism.

Mixed Messages

Author: Stefanie Mollborn
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190633301
Size: 51.95 MB
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Sex is bad. Unprotected sex is a problem. Having a baby would be a disaster. Abortion is a sin. Teenagers in the United States hear conflicting messages about sex from everyone around them. How do teens understand these messages? In Mixed Messages, Stefanie Mollborn examines how social norms and social control work through in-depth interviews with college students and teen mothers and fathers, revealing the tough conversations teeangers just can't have with adults. Delving into teenagers' complicated social worlds Mollborn argues that by creating informal social sanctions like gossip and exclusion and formal communication such as sex education, families, peers, schools, and communities strategize to gain control over teens' behaviors. However, while teens strategize to keep control, they resist the constraints of the norms, revealing the variety of outcomes that occur beyond compliance or deviance. By showing that the norms existing today around teen sex are ineffective, failing to regulate sexual behavior, and instead punishing teens that violate them, Mollborn calls for a more thoughtful and consistent dialogue between teens and adults, emphasizing messages that will lead to more positive health outcomes.

Disney Pixar And The Hidden Messages Of Children S Films

Author: M. Keith Booker
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313376727
Size: 59.24 MB
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This work is a wide-ranging survey of American children's film that provides detailed analysis of the political implications of these films, as well as a discussion of how movies intended for children have come to be so persistently charged with meaning. * Provides chapter-by-chapter coverage of films from different studios, including two chapters on Disney, one on Pixar, and one on films from other studios (with a special focus on Dreamworks) * Offers bibliographical listings of both printed works cited and films cited in the text * Includes a comprehensive index


Author: Rosalie Malkiel
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1463483775
Size: 28.85 MB
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Throughout her life, the author has had intriguing experiences, which convince her there is communication between God and man. This book is a journey of how she came to these conclusions. It is her belief that if we look upon strange and miraculous occurrences as just coincidence, we can miss Gods help. Her book is an attempt to demonstrate through her lifetime experiences and that of others, how these mystical messages can alter our paths. Although she is of Jewish background and many of her messages are drawn from the Torah (The Old Testament), she believes that we all receive Divine messages and the way we react to them can be a catalyst for improving our lives. KIRKUS REVIEW In her debut, Malkiel argues that most of lifes strange coincidences are actually divine messages. Throughout my life, I have had strange experiences that have convinced me that there can be communication between God and man, the author begins. The remainder of the book elaborates on this one statement, starting with the story of her birth. Malkiels mother, being of poor health, safely delivered her unaided by nurses or doctors on the 18th of Januarya number that, Malkiel explains, denotes life in the Jewish faith. Scores of stories follow this one, each describing how the author interpreted an event or strange happenstance as a message from God. The stories are not presented chronologically, so confusion could arise about when in the authors life a particular story fits, although the confusion remains mild enough to avoid distracting too severely from the the books theme. Some events seem quite notable: Malkiels dream about her aunt drowning, only to discover that her aunt had drowned around the time of the dream. Many others, however, seem rather mundane, to the point where one could argue that only someone actively seeking examples of divine communication would find them here. Readers of faith may find it easy to relate to Malkiels conclusions. But, despite the wide range of experiences mentioned in the book, skeptics may not find satisfactory evidence to convince them of divine communication. While some nonreligious readers could potentially draw meaning from the text, it will hold far greater appeal to individuals who not only believe in a higher power, but who also share Malkiels belief about lines of communication existing between that mysterious power and humanity. That said, the book may prove a blessing for believers. Its casual tone makes the text more personal and engaging, and some readers could reaffirm their own beliefs and experiences by reading about Malkiels. An uncomplicated work that demonstrates how even the simplest life can be filled with touches of the divine, provided you choose to look for it. Kirkus

Hidden Messages

Author: Raquel Chang-Rodríguez
Publisher: Bucknell University Press
ISBN: 9780838754214
Size: 71.68 MB
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"Hidden Messages: Representation and Resistance in Andean Colonial Drama is a study that takes into account Andean cultural diversity in four works of Peruvian theater written in Quechua and Spanish. In examining these plays, Chang-Rodriguez considers the density of the different traditions that have marked these works; the complexity and variability of their messages in relation to their heterogeneous spectators, readers, and listeners; and how the colonial playwright reworked the original European models. With a critical eye, the author analyzes texts and images of the period to uncover hidden messages resulting from the uniqueness of colonial situations and the interplay of dissimilar traditions."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

The Messages

Author: Angela Leighton
Publisher: Shoe String Press
ISBN: 9781907356308
Size: 24.11 MB
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