Monsters

A Bedford Spotlight Reader

Author: Andrew J. Hoffman

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

ISBN: 9781457690303

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

View: 8722

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Sustainability

A Bedford Spotlight Reader

Author: Christian R. Weisser

Publisher: Bedford Books

ISBN: 9781319056612

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 368

View: 2236

Sustainability explores questions around the central concept of sustainability: What are its foundations and politics? How do crises challenge sustainability? How is sustainability connected to local and transnational environments? How is sustainability connected to tourism and recreation? Readings by a range of ecologists, urban planners, philosophers, geographers, reporters, artists, and ordinary citizens take up these questions and more. Questions and assignments for each selection provide a range of activities for students. The website for the Spotlight Series offers comprehensive instructor support with sample syllabi and additional teaching resources. The Bedford Spotlight Reader Series is an exciting line of single-theme readers, each reflecting Bedford's trademark care and quality. An editorial board of a dozen compositionists at schools with courses focusing on specific themes assists in the development of the series. Each reader collects thoughtfully chosen selections sufficient for an entire writing course--about 35 pieces--to allow instructors to provide carefully developed, high-quality instruction at an affordable price. Bedford Spotlight Readers are designed to help students from all majors make sustained inquiries from multiple perspectives, opening up topics such as money, food, border crossings, music, humor, subcultures, happiness, monsters, sustainability, and gender to critical analysis. The readers are flexibly arranged in thematic chapters, with each chapter focusing in depth on a different facet of the central topic. The website for the Spotlight Series offers comprehensive instructor support with sample syllabi and additional teaching resources.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

American Subcultures

A Bedford Spotlight Reader

Author: Eric Rawson

Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education

ISBN: 1319102379

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

View: 6723

American Subcultures explores questions about how marginalized communities affect our shared experience: What is life like in a marginalized group? How do subcultures define themselves? By what means does a subculture challenge authority? How do subcultures reproduce the values of mainstream culture? In what ways have subcultures been subsumed by the larger culture, and how have the subcultures responded? Readings by psychologists, journalists, philosophers, sociologists, activists, and others take up these issues and more. Questions and assignments for each selection provide a range of activities for students and the website for the Spotlight Series (macmillanlearning.com/spotlight) offers instructor support with sample syllabi and additional teaching resources. The Bedford Spotlight Reader Series is an exciting line of single-theme readers, each featuring Bedford's trademark care and quality. An Editorial Board of more than a dozen compositionists at schools focusing on specific themes assist in the development of the series. The readers in the series collect thoughtfully chosen readings sufficient for an entire writing course--about 35 selections--to allow instructors to provide carefully developed, high-quality instruction at an affordable price. Bedford Spotlight Readers are designed to help students make inquiries from multiple perspectives, opening up topics such as language diversity, music, borders, humor, monsters, happiness, money, food, sustainability, and gender to critical analysis. The readers are flexibly arranged in thematic chapters, each focusing in depth on a different facet of the central topic.
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Writing Music

A Bedford Spotlight Reader

Author: Jeff Ousborne

Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education

ISBN: 1319120121

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: N.A

View: 5962

Writing Music explores questions around the central topic of music: What is music--and why do we love It? How does music express and shape the self? How do we make and consume music? How does music negotiate race and ethnicity? What does music reveal about sexuality and gender? Readings by musicians, psychologists, philosophers, economists, and others take up these issues and more. Questions and assignments for each selection provide a range of activities for students, while the website for the Spotlight Series offers instructor support with additional teaching resources at macmillanlearning.com/spotlight. The Bedford Spotlight Reader Series is an exciting line of single-theme readers, each featuring Bedford's trademark care and quality. An Editorial Board of more than a dozen compositionists at schools focusing on specific themes assists in the development of the series. The readers in the series collect thoughtfully chosen readings sufficient for an entire writing course--about 35 selections--to allow instructors to provide carefully developed, high-quality instruction at an affordable price. Bedford Spotlight Readers are designed to help students make inquiries from multiple perspectives, opening up topics such as language, humor, monsters, borders, subcultures, happiness, money, food, sustainability, and gender to critical analysis. The readers are flexibly arranged in thematic chapters, each focusing in depth on a different facet of the central topic.
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Food Matters

A Bedford Spotlight Reader

Author: Holly Bauer

Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education

ISBN: 1319070396

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

View: 2816

Food Matters, Second Edition, explores questions about the seemingly simple concept of food: What is the purpose of food: sustenance, pleasure, health? How does what we eat determine and reflect our identities? What political, social, and cultural forces affect our food choices? What does it mean to eat ethically? What is food, exactly, and how do advances in technology affect our definition of it? Readings by a range of essayists, scientists, linguists, journalists, farmers, artists, and ordinary citizens take up these questions and more. Questions and assignments for each selection provide a range of activities for students. This new edition of Food Matters features current readings that reflect the evolving conversation about food in our society. The Bedford Spotlight Reader Series is an exciting line of single-theme readers, each reflecting Bedford’s trademark care and quality. An editorial board of a dozen compositionists at schools with courses focusing on specific themes assists in the development of the series. Each reader collects thoughtfully chosen selections sufficient for an entire writing course—about 35 pieces—to allow instructors to provide carefully developed, high-quality instruction at an affordable price. Bedford Spotlight Readers are designed to help students from all majors make sustained inquiries from multiple perspectives, opening up topics such as money, food, border crossings, music, humor, subcultures, happiness, monsters, sustainability, and gender to critical analysis. The readers are flexibly arranged in thematic chapters, with each chapter focusing in depth on a different facet of the central topic. The website for the Spotlight Series offers comprehensive instructor support with sample syllabi and additional teaching resources.
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Monsters of Film, Fiction, and Fable

The Cultural Links between the Human and Inhuman

Author: Lisa Wenger Bro,Crystal O'Leary-Davidson,Mary Ann Gareis

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1527514838

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 412

View: 1094

Monsters are a part of every society, and ours is no exception. They are deeply embedded in our history, our mythos, and our culture. However, treating them as simply a facet of children’s stories or escapist entertainment belittles their importance. When examined closely, we see that monsters have always represented the things we fear: that which is different, which we can’t understand, which is dangerous, which is Other. But in many ways, monsters also represent our growing awareness of ourselves and our changing place in a continually shrinking world. Contemporary portrayals of the monstrous often have less to do with what we fear in others than with what we fear about ourselves, what we fear we might be capable of. The nineteen essays in this volume explore the place and function of the monstrous in a variety of media – stories and novels like Baum’s Oz books or Gibson’s Neuromancer; television series and feature films like The Walking Dead or Edward Scissorhands; and myths and legends like Beowulf and The Loch Ness Monster – in order to provide a closer understanding of not just who we are and who we have been, but also who we believe we can be – for better or worse.
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The Rhetoric of Humor

A Bedford Spotlight Reader

Author: Kirk Boyle

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

ISBN: 9781319020132

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 352

View: 6043

The Rhetoric of Humor explores questions around the central concept of humor and comedic writing: What takes place when we laugh? When might jokes be inappropriate? What is the role of humor in a democratic society? How does one write an effective comedic argument? Readings by comedians, philosophers, journalists, cartoonists, sociologists, activists and others take up these issues and more. Questions and assignments for each selection provide a range of activities for students, while the website for the Spotlight Series offers comprehensive instructor support with sample syllabi and additional teaching resources. The Bedford Spotlight Reader Series is an exciting line of single-theme readers, each featuring Bedford’s trademark care and quality. An Editorial Board of more than a dozen compositionists at schools focusing on specific themes assists in the development of the series. The readers in the series collect thoughtfully chosen readings sufficient for an entire writing course—about 35 selections—to allow instructors to provide carefully developed, high-quality instruction at an affordable price. Bedford Spotlight Readers are designed to help students make inquiries from multiple perspectives, opening up topics such as monsters, borders, subcultures, happiness, money, food, sustainability, and gender to critical analysis. The readers are flexibly arranged in thematic chapters, each focusing in depth on a different facet of the central topic.
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Wie man Freunde gewinnt

Die Kunst, beliebt und einflussreich zu werden

Author: Dale Carnegie

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104031479

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

View: 3804

Dieses Buch zeigt Ihnen: - wie man Freunde gewinnt - wie man auf neuen Wegen zu neuen Zielen gelangt - wie man beliebt wird - wie man seine Umwelt beeinflußt - wie man mehr Ansehen erlangt - wie man im Beruf erfolgreicher wird - wie man Streit vermeidet - wie man ein guter Redner und brillanter Gesellschafter wird - wie man den Charakter seiner Mitmenschen erkennt - wie man seine Mitarbeiter anspornt und vieles mehr...
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Language Diversity and Academic Writing

A Bedford Spotlight Reader

Author: Samantha Looker-Koenigs

Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education

ISBN: 1319136419

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: N.A

View: 6954

Language Diversity and Academic Writing encourages students to understand the diversity within their own and others' language and apply that knowledge to their academic writing. Readings by linguists, journalists, novelists, educators, writing researchers, and student writers explore a range of questions about language and writing: How does language reflect and construct our identities and influence how we are perceived by others? How do the features and rules of language and writing change over time and across situations? How do we position ourselves as writers in academic contexts and beyond? Questions and assignments for each selection provide a range of activities for students, and the website for the Spotlight series (macmillanlearning.com/spotlight) offers comprehensive instructor support with sample syllabi and additional teaching resources. The Bedford Spotlight Reader Series is an exciting line of single-theme readers, each featuring Bedford's trademark care and quality. An Editorial Board of more than a dozen compositionists at schools focusing on specific themes assists in the development of the series. The readers in the series collect thoughtfully chosen readings sufficient for an entire writing course--about 35 selections--to allow instructors to provide carefully developed, high-quality instruction at an affordable price. Bedford Spotlight Readers are designed to help students make inquiries from multiple perspectives, opening up topics such as subcultures,, music, borders, humor, monsters, happiness, money, food, sustainability, and gender to critical analysis. The readers are flexibly arranged in thematic chapters, each focusing in depth on a different facet of the central topic.
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Pilgerreise zur seligen Ewigkeit

Author: John Bunyan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages

Page: 372

View: 5037

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Cupido

Author: Jilliane Hoffman

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644220417

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 8710

Der Albtraum jeder Frau: Du kommst abends in dein Apartment. Du bist allein. Alles scheint wie immer, nur ein paar Kleinigkeiten lassen dich stutzen. Du kümmerst dich nicht darum. Du gehst schlafen. Und auf diesen Moment hat der Mann, der unter deinem Fenster lauert, nur gewartet. «Vergessen Sie Hannibal Lecter.» (Maxi) «Knallhart gut. Ein gnadenloser Thriller.» (Stern) «Spannend bis zur letzten Seite.» (Bild) «Erst ab dem zweiten Stock zu empfehlen.» (Saarbrücker Zeitung) «Dieses Buch ist ein Schocker!» (Bild am Sonntag) «Ein Klasse-Thriller.» (Madame)
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Lass die Mitarbeiter surfen gehen

Die Erfolgsgeschichte eines eigenwilligen Unternehmers

Author: Yvon Chouinard,Naomi Klein

Publisher: Redline Wirtschaft

ISBN: 3864149576

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 280

View: 430

Yvon Chouinard ist Unternehmer wider Willen. Eigentlich wollte er nur Klettern und Surfen – und trotzdem baute er ein Multimillionen-Dollar-Unternehmen auf. In seiner Jugend verbrachte er viel Zeit in der Natur und ließ sich von seinem Vater das Schmiedehandwerk beibringen. Als begeisterter Kletterer entwickelte und verkaufte er sein eigenes Equipment, dessen Design sich bis heute kaum verändert hat. Nach und nach erweiterte er die Palette seines Angebots, wobei er und seine Mitarbeiter keine besondere Strategie verfolgten: Jeder tat, was nötig war – und worauf er Lust hatte. Aus dieser Mentalität entstand im Lauf der Zeit das erfolgreiche Unternehmen Patagonia. In dieser neu überarbeiteten Auflage zum 10-jährigen Jubiläum der Originalausgabe zeigt Yvon Chouinard – legendärer Kletterer, Geschäftsmann, Umweltschützer und Gründer von Patagonia, Inc. – wie seine eigene Lebensphilosophie zum erfolgreichen Unternehmensleitbild wurde und was Patagonia zu einem der am meisten respektierten und umweltbewussten Unternehmen der Erde machte. Lass die Mitarbeiter surfen gehen ist ein Buch, das sowohl für Unternehmer als auch Outdoor-Enthusiasten gleichermaßen beeindruckend ist.
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Monster, Mörder und Mutanten

eine Geschichte unserer schönsten Alpträume

Author: Stephen T. Asma

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783549074008

Category:

Page: 479

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Auf Umwegen

Author: Andrew Smith

Publisher: Königskinder

ISBN: 364692795X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 352

View: 6715

Finn berechnet die Zeit in Meilen, nicht in Minuten. So erklärt er sich die Welt und so überzeugt er sich davon, wirklich zu sein, nicht eine Romanfigur im Kult-Bestseller seines Vaters. Stets am Rande der Katastrophe – als Kind ist ein totes Pferd von einer Brücke auf ihn gefallen – hat Finn immerhin den besten Freund der Welt: den total irren, aber ganz vortrefflichen Cade. Und dann lernt er Julia kennen, das erste Mädchen, das er liebt. Als Julia wegzieht bricht Finn das Herz. Zusammen mit Cade macht er sich auf eine Reise, die sie nicht – wie geplant – zum College ihrer Wahl führt. Ein unerwarteter Unfall macht sie zu ebenso unerwarteten Helden.
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Das geträumte Land

Roman

Author: Imbolo Mbue

Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch

ISBN: 3462315889

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 1322

Die große neue Stimme aus den USA Imbolo Mbues hochgelobtes Debüt erzählt die unvergessliche Geschichte zweier Familien unterschiedlicher Herkunft, die in New York kurz vor der Bankenkrise aufeinandertreffen. Die Lehman-Brothers-Pleite bringt nicht nur ihr Leben, sondern auch ihr Wertesystem gehörig durcheinander. Jende Jonga hat es endlich geschafft, seine Frau und seinen kleinen Sohn aus Kamerun nach Amerika zu holen. Das Glück scheint komplett, als Jende den Job als Chauffeur von Clark Edwards, einem Manager der Lehmann Brothers Bank, ergattert. Und Mrs Edwards engagiert Jendes Frau sogar als Haus- und Kindermädchen in ihrem Sommerhaus in den Hamptons. Die beiden Familien könnten unterschiedlicher nicht sein und wollen doch dasselbe: ihren Kindern eine gute Zukunft bieten. Allerdings ist das Leben der Bankerfamilie längst nicht so perfekt und glamourös, wie es zunächst scheint. Als Lehman Brothers pleitegeht, ist die Fassade nicht mehr aufrechtzuerhalten. Die Jongas versuchen verzweifelt, Jendes Job zu retten – auch um den Preis ihrer Ehe. Das Leben der beiden Paare wird dramatisch auf den Kopf gestellt und Jende sieht sich gezwungen, eine unmögliche Entscheidung zu treffen. Ein hochaktueller, brillant geschriebener Roman über Familie, Immigration, Heimat und Gesellschaft, der uns alle angeht.
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Septimus Heap - Queste

Author: Angie Sage

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446242112

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 512

View: 4352

Das vierte Fantasy-Abenteuer des Septimus Heap: DomDaniels gelehrigster Schüler Merrin ist unbemerkt aus den Ödlanden zurückgekehrt. Er hat nur eines im Sinn, Septimus Heap zu besiegen, und verbündet sich mit Tertius Fume, dem verschlagenen Geist des Ahnen aller Obermagiemeister. Septimus ahnt nichts von alledem. Er sorgt sich um zwei Gefährten, die in der Vergangenheit verschollen sind. Ein magischer Suchstein soll ihn und Prinzessin Jenna zum geheimnisumwobenen Foryx-Haus führen, wo sich Vergangenheit, Gegenwart und Zukunft vereinen. Doch Tertius Fume hat ihm diesen Stein untergeschoben und will ihn geradewegs ins Verderben führen ...
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The Morals of Monster Stories

Essays on Children's Picture Book Messages

Author: Leslie Ormandy

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476664846

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

View: 2714

The simplicity of children's picture books--stories told with illustrations and a few well chosen words or none at all--makes them powerful tools for teaching morals and personal integrity. Children follow the story and see the characters' behaviors on the page and interpret them in the context of their own lives. But unlike many picture books, most children's lives don't feature monsters. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Times New Roman'} This collection of new essays explores the societally sanctioned behaviors imparted to children through the use of monsters and supernatural characters. Topics include monsters as instructors, the normalization of strangers or the "other," fostering gender norms, and therapeutic monsters, among others.
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Gänsehaut - Es wächst und wächst und wächst ...

Author: R.L. Stine

Publisher: cbj Verlag

ISBN: 3641179890

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

View: 2068

Während eines Besuches bei seiner schrulligen Großtante Kathryn stolpert Evan zufällig über einen alten Spielzeugladen. Die staubige Dose mit der Aufschrift »Monsterblut« hat es ihm sofort angetan. Mit dem klebrigen grünen Zeug kann man nämlich so einiges anstellen, zum Beispiel seinen Hund damit füttern! Aber dann beginnt die Masse zu wachsen, und zu wachsen ... und verschlingt alles, was sich ihr in den Weg stellt!
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Am Beispiel des Hummers

Author: David Foster Wallace

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783462041262

Category:

Page: 63

View: 5896

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