Letter In A Woodpile

Author: Ed Cullen
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc
ISBN: 1591862493
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From NPR commentator ("All Things Considered") Ed Cullen comes this collection of humorous commentaries on life in southern Louisiana, including Mardi Gras, science fairs, and how the denizens of Guatemala North (Baton Rouge) stay cool.

Communication Yearbook 17

Author: Stanley A. Deetz
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135152225
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Divided into four sections, Communication Yearbook 17 focuses on interpersonal interaction, especially the constitutive processes within everyday communication, and is intended to complement the mass media focus of Communication Yearbooks 15 and 16. The second section focuses on message characteristics and what messages do in interaction. Section III considers value and policy issues in light of the ubiquitous nature of communication media and cultural pluralism. The final section discusses the future of communication studies and its potential social contribution. Commentaries on each chapter provide alternative perspectives ont he state of current research, extend issues of significance and help engage the reader in the contemporary debates of each area.

Teacher Action Research

Author: Gerald J. Pine
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1452278741
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"This is a wonderful book with deep insight into the relationship between teachers' action and result of student learning. It discusses from different angles impact of action research on student learning in the classroom. Writing samples provided at the back are wonderful examples." —Kejing Liu, Shawnee State University Teacher Action Research: Building Knowledge Democracies focuses on helping schools build knowledge democracies through a process of action research in which teachers, students, and parents collaborate in conducting participatory and caring inquiry in the classroom, school, and community. Author Gerald J. Pine examines historical origins, the rationale for practice-based research, related theoretical and philosophical perspectives, and action research as a paradigm rather than a method. Key Features Discusses how to build a school research culture through collaborative teacher research Delineates the role of the professional development school as a venue for constructing a knowledge democracy Focuses on how teacher action research can empower the active and ongoing inclusion of nontraditional voices (those of students and parents) in the research process Includes chapters addressing the concrete practices of observation, reflection, dialogue, writing, and the conduct of action research, as well as examples of teacher action research studies

New Orleans On Parade

Author: J. Mark Souther
Publisher: LSU Press
ISBN: 0807154431
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New Orleans on Parade tells the story of the Big Easy in the twentieth century. In this urban biography, J. Mark Souther explores the Crescent City's architecture, music, food and alcohol, folklore and spiritualism, Mardi Gras festivities, and illicit sex commerce in revealing how New Orleans became a city that parades itself to visitors and residents alike. Stagnant between the Civil War and World War II -- a period of great expansion nationally -- New Orleans unintentionally preserved its distinctive physical appearance and culture. Though business, civic, and government leaders tried to pursue conventional modernization in the 1940s, competition from other Sunbelt cities as well as a national economic shift from production to consumption gradually led them to seize on tourism as the growth engine for future prosperity, giving rise to a veritable gumbo of sensory attractions. A trend in historic preservation and the influence of outsiders helped fan this newfound identity, and the city's residents learned to embrace rather than disdain their past. A growing reliance on the tourist trade fundamentally affected social relations in New Orleans. African Americans were cast as actors who shaped the culture that made tourism possible while at the same time they were exploited by the local power structure. As black leaders' influence increased, the white elite attempted to keep its traditions -- including racial inequality -- intact, and race and class issues often lay at the heart of controversies over progress. Once the most tolerant diverse city in the South and the nation, New Orleans came to lag behind the rest of the country in pursuing racial equity. Souther traces the ascendancy of tourism in New Orleans through the final decades of the twentieth century and beyond, examining the 1984 World's Fair, the collapse of Louisiana's oil industry in the eighties, and the devastating blow dealt by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Narrated in a lively style and resting on a bedrock of research, New Orleans on Parade is a landmark book that allows readers to fully understand the image-making of the Big Easy.

Clovis Crawfish And His Friends

Author: Mary Alice Fontenot
Publisher: Pelican Publishing
ISBN: 9780882894799
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In the Louisiana Bayou Clovis Crawfish tries to prevent M'sieu Blue Jay from making a meal out of his friend Gaston Grasshopper.

Free Comrades

Author: Terence S. Kissack
Publisher: A K PressDistribution
ISBN: 9781904859116
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Fully indexed work on anarchism as it intersected with sexual politics at a time when homosexuality was considered to be 'gross indecency' and when Oscar Wilde was imprisoned for two years in a spectacular show trial. Emma Goldman, among other anarchists, was a staunch defender of the right to sexual freedom, speaking and writing on what they saw as an oppressive misuse of state power. Includes writings from the earliest days of sexual politics through to the transforming events of Stonewall.

A Century Of Artists Books

Author: Riva Castleman
Publisher: Museum of Modern Art, New York
ISBN: 9780870701511
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Published to accompany the 1994 exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, this book constitutes the most extensive survey of modern illustrated books to be offered in many years. Work by artists from Pierre Bonnard to Barbara Kruger and writers from Guillaume Apollinarie to Susan Sontag. An importnt reference for collectors and connoisseurs. Includes notable works by Marc Chagall, Henri Matisse, and Pablo Picasso.

New Masters

Author: Lawrence N. Powell
Publisher: Fordham Univ Press
ISBN: 9780823218943
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New Masters: Northern Planters during the Civil War and Reconstruction, analyzes the North's efforts to transform the South, both during and after the war, into a free labor economy and society. In this ground-breaking work, Lawrence N. Powell addresses the role that the twenty to fifty thousand new masters, or northern planters, had on the post-reconstruction system. Covering evidence of over five hundred northern planters, Powell asserts that northern emigrants provided much of the capital that hard-pressed southern planters used to stave off bankruptcy; showing that these planters became both the catalyst that perpetuated the plantation system of servitude and debt, as well as became the reason behind the revitalization of the South. New Masters deals with a variety of issues, including race relations, Northern planters' motivations, work habits, capital investment patterns, and the planters' gradual disillusionment as problems mounted and profits declined