Object Lessons

Author: Robyn Wiegman

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822351609

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 398

View: 8113

A passionate advocate of identity studies and a keen reader of U.S. institutional politics, Robyn Wiegman turns her attention in Object Lessons to the critical practices and political ambitions of identity-based fields. In a series of case studies drawn from women s studies, queer studies, ethnic studies, and American studies, she examines the unspoken belief that better theory will produce progressive social change in order to consider the political desire that fuels current scholarly debate. Her metacritical analysis is neither a defense nor a dismissal of such political commitment but a sustained inquiry into the hope it generates, the thinking it inspires, and the conformity it inadvertently demands.
Posted in Literary Criticism

Object Lessons and Early Learning

Author: Sharon E. Shaffer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351332902

Category: Social Science

Page: 160

View: 3751

The twenty-first century is a time of change for early learning in museums, due in part to society's evolving view of childhood, from an age of innocence to understanding the robust learning that defines the first years of life. This perspective is a catalyst for international conversation and continues to raise attention and interest across society. Object Lessons and Early Learning leverages what is known about the cognitive development of young children to examine the power of learning through objects in museum and heritage settings. Exploring the history and modern day practice of object-based learning, Shaffer outlines the rationale for endorsing this approach in both formal and informal learning spaces. She argues that museums, as collecting institutions, are learning spaces uniquely positioned to allow children to make meaning about their world through personal connections to cultural artifacts, natural specimens, and works of art. A range of descriptive object lessons, inspired by objects in museums as well as from the everyday world, are presented throughout the text as examples of ways in which children can be encouraged to engage with museum collections. Object Lessons and Early Learning offers insights into strategies for engaging young children as learners in museum settings and in their everyday world, and, as such, will be essential reading for museum professionals, classroom educators, and students. It should also be of great interest to academics and researchers engaged in the study of museums and education.
Posted in Social Science

Chechen Jihad

Al Qaeda's Training Ground and the Next Wave of Terror

Author: Yossef Bodansky

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 006174056X

Category: Political Science

Page: 464

View: 1753

In this authoritative look at the roots of modern terrorism, Yossef Bodansky, one of the most respected—and best-informed—experts on radical Islamism in the world today, pinpoints the troubled region of Chechnya as a dangerous and little-understood crucible of terror in the struggle between East and West. In his number one New York Times bestseller, Bin Laden: The Man Who Declared War on America, published before 9/11, Bodansky was among the first to introduce American readers to Osama bin Laden. Now in Chechen Jihad he returns to alert American readers to the lessons to be drawn from the terror campaign in Chechnya—and its ramifications for the global war on terrorism. The final years of U.S.-Soviet relations left Chechnya a fertile breeding ground for Islamic terrorism, and in the past decade an uneasy alliance of native Chechen separatists and militant jihadists have joined forces to help al Qaeda and the greater Islamist movement pursue its war against the West. As Bodansky points out, "the Chechens are professional fighters—disciplined and responsible, with a combination of skills, expertise, and character that has made them the most sought-after 'force multipliers' in the jihadist movement." Bodansky traces the secret history of the two Chechen wars, illuminating how the process of "Chechenization" transformed the fight from a secular nationalist struggle into a jihadist holy war against Russia and the secular West. And, in the most instructive message for Western audiences, he reveals how the Chechen rebellion was eventually crippled by a schism between the jihadists and the Chechen people whose nationalist rebellion they had co-opted—an object lesson in the potential vulnerability of Islamist campaigns around the world. Drawing on mountains of previously unseen intelligence from Islamist movements and other military and intelligence sources from throughout the Middle East and Central Asia, as well as senior officials in many of the affected nations, Chechen Jihad offers an intimate and startling portrait of the jihadist movement that is astonishing in its detail and chilling in its implications—but one that points to a new way forward in the struggle to answer the challenges of international Islamist terrorism.
Posted in Political Science

Object Lessons

Lessons Learned in Object-Oriented Development Projects

Author: Tom Love

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780134724324

Category: Computers

Page: 292

View: 1137

Written for technical managers, project leaders, and applications programmers facing decisions about design and management of large-scale commercial object-oriented software.
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Object Lessons

One True Thing; Black and Blue

Author: Anna Quindlen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780965073189

Category: Abused wives

Page: 277

View: 4452

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Die Welle

Author: Morton Rhue

Publisher: Ravensburger Buchverlag Otto Maier GmbH

ISBN: 3473383899

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 186

View: 5333

MACHT DURCH DISZIPLIN! MACHT DURCH GEMEINSCHAFT! MACHT DURCH HANDELN! Wie entsteht Faschismus? Ein junger Lehrer entschließt sich zu einem ungewöhnlichen Experiment. Er möchte seinen Schülern beweisen, dass Anfälligkeit für faschistoides Handeln und Denken nicht etwas ist, das nur andere Menschen betrifft - Faschismus ist hier mitten unter uns und in jedem von uns. Doch die »Bewegung«, die er auslöst, droht ihn und sein Vorhaben zu überrollen: Das Experiment gerät außer Kontrolle. Morton Rhues Klassiker DIE WELLE beschreibt eindringlich und gegenwartsbezogen wie leicht Menschen verführt, manipuliert und instrumentalisieren werden können. Basierend auf den wahren Begebenheiten an einer Highschool im kalifornischen Palo Alto.
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Teaching and Learning Foreign Languages

A History of Language Education, Assessment and Policy in Britain

Author: Nicola McLelland

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317230221

Category: Education

Page: 264

View: 9772

Teaching and Learning Foreign Languages provides a comprehensive history of language teaching and learning in the UK from its earliest beginnings to the year 2000. McLelland offers the first history of the social context of foreign language education in Britain, as well as an overview of changing approaches, methods and techniques in language teaching and learning. The important impact of classroom-external factors on developments in language teaching and learning is also taken into account, particularly regarding the policies and public examination requirements of the 20th century. Beginning with a chronological overview of language teaching and learning in Britain, McLelland explores which languages were learned when, why and by whom, before examining the social history of language teaching and learning in greater detail, addressing topics including the status that language learning and teaching have held in society. McLelland also provides a history of how languages have been taught, contrasting historical developments with current orthodoxies of language teaching. Experiences outside school are discussed with reference to examples from adult education, teach-yourself courses and military language learning. Providing an accessible, authoritative history of language education in Britain, Teaching and Learning Foreign Languages will appeal to academics and postgraduate students engaged in the history of education and language learning across the world. The book will also be of interest to teacher educators, trainee and practising teachers, policymakers and curriculum developers.
Posted in Education

Universities as If Students Mattered

Social Science on the Creative Edge

Author: John H. Scanzoni

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742545670

Category: Political Science

Page: 269

View: 6794

Universities As If Students Mattered is centered around the goal of coaching college students to become active, self-directed learners whose obligation to serve society is integral to their active learning. At the same time, the innovations in this book would focus the attention, energy, and considerable talents of professors, graduate students, and post-docs on some potential ways and means of addressing urgent social issues, contributing to a more thorough and comprehensive understanding of the social world.
Posted in Political Science

Sieben kurze Lektionen über Physik

Author: Carlo Rovelli

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644052212

Category: Science

Page: 96

View: 7691

Hundert schmale Seiten reichen, um die Physik der Moderne zu erklären Wo kommen wir her? Was können wir wissen? Seit ihren umwälzenden Entdeckungen im zwanzigsten Jahrhundert spüren Physiker den Kräften und Teilchen nach, die die Welt im Innersten und Äußersten zusammenhalten. Für jedermann verständlich, hat Carlo Rovelli dieses zauberhafte Buch darüber geschrieben. Es stürmte in wenigen Wochen an die Spitze der italienischen Bestsellerliste und wird derzeit in fast zwanzig Sprachen übersetzt. In eleganten, klaren Sätzen erklärt Rovelli die Physik der Moderne: Einstein und die Relativitätstheorie, Max Planck und die Quantenmechanik, die Entstehung des Universums, Schwarze Löcher, die Elementarteilchen, die Beschaffenheit von Raum und Zeit – und die Loop-Theorie, sein ureigenstes Arbeitsfeld. Ein Buch, das jeder verstehen kann – ein Lesevergnügen zum Staunen, Genießen und Mitreden können. «Von Natur aus wollen wir immer mehr wissen und immer weiter lernen. Unser Wissen über die Welt wächst. Uns treibt der Drang nach Erkenntnis und lernend stoßen wir an Grenzen. In den tiefsten Tiefen des Raumgewebes, im Ursprung des Kosmos, im Wesen der Zeit, im Schicksal der Schwarzen Löcher und im Funktionieren unseres eigenen Denkens. Hier, an den Grenzen unseres Wissens, wo sich das Meer unseres Nichtwissens vor uns auftut, leuchten das Geheimnis der Welt, die Schönheit der Welt, und es verschlägt uns den Atem.», schreibt Carlo Rovelli.
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Feminism's Queer Temporalities

Author: Sam McBean

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317643917

Category: Social Science

Page: 168

View: 3468

Despite feminism’s uneven movements, it has been predominantly understood through metaphors of generations or waves. Feminism's Queer Temporalities builds on critiques of the limitations of this linear model to explore alternative ways of imagining feminism’s timing. It finds in feminism’s literary and cultural archive narratives of temporality that might now be diagnosed as queer, where queer designates modes of being historical that exceed the linear and the generational. Few theorists have looked to popular feminist figures, literature, and culture to theorize feminism’s timing. Through methodologically creative readings, McBean explores non-generational, anti-linear, and asynchronous time in the figure of Antigone, Marge Piercy’s Woman on the Edge of Time, the film Ladies and Gentlemen: The Fabulous Stains, Valerie Solanas and SCUM Manifesto, and Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home. The first to substantially bring together the ways in which time has come to matter in both feminist and queer disciplines, this book will appeal to students and scholars of feminist, queer and gender studies, cultural studies and literary studies.
Posted in Social Science

Operation Exodus

From the Nazi Death Camps to the Promised Land: A Perilous Journey That Shaped Israel's Fate

Author: Gordon Thomas

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429946162

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 9589

The riveting chronicle of Jewish war survivors and their flight on the dramatic voyage of Exodus 1947, the international incident that gained sympathy for the formation of Israel The underground Jewish group Haganah arranged for the purchase of a small American steamer as part of an ambitious and daring mission: to serve as lifeboat for more than four thousand survivors of Nazi rule and transport them to Palestine. Renamed Exodus 1947, the ship and its young crew left France en route to the future state of Israel. The Holocaust survivors aboard Exodus endured even more hardships when the Royal Navy stopped the ship in international waters, used force in boarding (killing two passengers and one crewmember) and eventually deported its human cargo to internment camps in Germany. The death of the ship's captain in late 2009 generated headlines throughout the world. Enriched with new survivors' testimonies and previously unpublished documentation, Operation Exodus is the deeply moving saga of a people who risked all in search for a home.
Posted in History

Harper's

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Periodicals

Page: N.A

View: 2658

Posted in Periodicals

The Encyclopedia of the Novel

Author: N.A

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111877907X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1024

View: 7955

Now available in a single volume paperback, this advanced reference resource for the novel and novel theory offers authoritative accounts of the history, terminology, and genre of the novel, in over 140 articles of 500-7,000 words. Entries explore the history and tradition of the novel in different areas of the world; formal elements of the novel (story, plot, character, narrator); technical aspects of the genre (such as realism, narrative structure and style); subgenres, including the bildungsroman and the graphic novel; theoretical problems, such as definitions of the novel; book history; and the novel's relationship to other arts and disciplines. The Encyclopedia is arranged in A-Z format and features entries from an international cast of over 140 scholars, overseen by an advisory board of 37 leading specialists in the field, making this the most authoritative reference resource available on the novel. This essential reference, now available in an easy-to-use, fully indexed single volume paperback, will be a vital addition to the libraries of literature students and scholars everywhere.
Posted in Literary Criticism

Nach der Welle

Author: Sonali Deraniyagala

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104030626

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 2448

*** »Ein ganz erstaunliches, wunderschönes Buch.« Joan Didion *** »Ich schrie nicht, heulte nicht auf. Ich fiel nicht in Ohnmacht. Abwarten, dachte ich mir. Ich warte ab, bis sie sie alle gefunden haben, und dann bringe ich mich um.« Sri Lanka, 26. Dezember 2004. Sonali Deraniyagala verbringt die Weihnachtsferien mit ihrer Familie in einem wunderschönen Hotel direkt an der Küste, als die Welle kommt. Sonali selbst überlebt knapp, aber sie verliert ihre gesamte Familie, ihren Mann, die beiden kleinen Söhne und ihre Eltern. »Ein unglaublich starkes und zutiefst bewegendes Buch, wie ich schon lange keines mehr gelesen habe. ... Sonali Deraniyagala beschreibt eine Katastrophe und ihre Auswirkungen, die keiner von uns miterleben musste. Und gleichzeitig erweckt sie in ihrem atemberaubenden Erfahrungsbericht alle diejenigen wieder zum Leben, die sie verloren hat, so dass auch wir sie niemals vergessen werden.« Michael Ondaatje
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

Das Dumme am Leben ist, dass man eines Tages tot ist

Eine Art Anleitung zum Glücklichsein

Author: David Shields

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406615147

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

View: 357

Das Leben ist einfach, tragisch und schön», schreibt David Shields. Der Gedanke, dass alles, was lebt, vergänglich ist, kann auf eine seltsame Weise befreiend sein. Dieses Buch erzählt davon, wie alles auf den Tod zuläuft. Paradox ist, dass der Leser dabei geradezu in eine Leichtigkeit des Seins gerät. Es geht in dem Buch nur scheinbar um den Tod. In Wirklichkeit geht es um das Leben. Was bedeutet der Tod für das Leben? Selten ist über diese Frage so melancholisch-humorvoll und ehrlich meditiert worden wie in diesem Buch. Nüchtern berichtet Shields von den biologischen Fakten unserer körperlichen Existenz, beschreibt die Entwicklung des Embryos im Mutterleib, erklärt, was im Körper passiert, wenn wir altern und warum Männer wie Frauen tiefe Stimmen lieben. Gleichzeitig verwebt er diesen naturwissenschaftlichen Bericht mit kulturgeschichtlichen Betrachtungen, philosophischen Spekulationen und mitunter sehr persönlichen Anekdoten. Und nicht zuletzt erzählt er mit viel Witz die Geschichte seines Vaters Milton, der im Alter von 97 Jahren immer noch von einer überbordenden, ja beunruhigenden Vitalität ist und dessen ganzes Leben im Grunde ein Kampf gegen die eigene Vergänglichkeit war, und von Natalie, seiner kleinen Tochter, die das Drama des Lebens noch vor sich hat. Shields hat ein erstaunliches Buch geschrieben, das uns dazu verführt, die Bedeutung unseres kurzen und rätselhaften Aufenthalts auf dieser Erde auf eine ganz neue und unerwartete Weise zu überdenken. «Ein Juwel von einem Buch.» Thomas Lynch, The Boston Globe
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Science Starters: Elementary Chemistry & Physics Parent Lesson Plan

Author: N.A

Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group

ISBN: 1614583676

Category: Education

Page: 96

View: 9818

Science Starters: Elementary Chemistry and Physics Course Description This is the suggested course sequence that allows one core area of science to be studied per semester. You can change the sequence of the semesters per the needs or interests of your student; materials for each semester are independent of one another to allow flexibility. Semester 1: Chemistry Investigate the Possibilities Elementary Chemistry-Matter Its Properties & Its Changes: Infused with fun through activities and applied learning, this dynamic full-color book provides over 20 great ways to learn about bubbles, water colors, salt, and the periodic table, all through interactive lessons that ground students in their faith in God. Help tap into the natural curiosity of young learners with activities utilizing common household items, teaching them why and how things work, what things are made of, and where they came from. Students will learn about the physical properties of chemical substances, why adding heat causes most chemical changes to react faster, the scientist who organized a chart of the known elements, the difference between chemical changes and physical changes. Semester 2: Physics Investigate the Possibilities Elementary Physics-Energy Its Forms, Changes, & Function: This remarkable full-color book is filled with experiments and hands-on activities, helping 3rd to 6th graders learn how and why magnets work, different kinds of energy from wind to waves, and concepts from nuclear power to solar energy. Science comes alive as students are guided through simplified key concepts of elementary physics and through hands-on applications. Students will discover what happens to light waves when we see different colors, how you can see an invisible magnetic field, the essential parts of an electric circuit, how solar energy can be changed into electric energy. Investigate the wonderful world God has made with science that is both exciting and educationally outstanding in this comprehensive series!
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Die 24 Gesetze der Verführung

Kompaktausgabe

Author: Robert Greene

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446440623

Category: Political Science

Page: 234

View: 5024

Verführung ist der Schlüssel zum Erfolg: in der Liebe, in der Politik, in der Wirtschaft. In seinem Bestseller "Die 24 Gesetze der Verführung", der hier als Kompaktausgabe vorliegt, zeigt Robert Greene, wie man mit Charme und Überzeugungskraft andere Menschen beeinflussen und auf Abwege bringen kann. Er präsentiert das ganze Wissen, das sich im Lauf der Weltgeschichte über die Kunst der Verführung angehäuft hat: von Kleopatra über John F. Kennedy, Ovid und Casanova bis Freud. Und er erklärt die Regeln dieses amoralischen Spiels, dem sich keiner entziehen kann ...
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Reach

40 Black Men Speak on Living, Leading, and Succeeding

Author: Ben Jealous,Trabian Shorters

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476799857

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 451

A New York Times and Washington Post Bestseller In this timely and important collection of personal essays, black men from all walks of life share their inspiring stories and ultimately how each, in his own way, became a source of hope for his community and country. Reach includes forty first-person accounts from well-known men like the Rev. Al Sharpton, John Legend, Isiah Thomas, Bill T. Jones, Louis Gossett, Jr., and Talib Kweli, alongside influential community organizers, businessmen, religious leaders, philanthropists, and educators. These remarkable individuals are living proof that black men are as committed as ever to ensuring a better world for themselves and for others. Powerful and indispensable to our ongoing cultural dialogue, Reach explodes myths about black men by providing rare, candid, and deeply personal insights into their lives. It’s a blueprint for better community engagement. It’s an essential resource for communities everywhere. Proceeds from the sale of Reach will go to BMe Community, a nonprofit organization dedicated to building caring and prosperous communities inspired by black men. Reach is also a Project of the Kapor Center for Social Impact, one of the founding supporters of President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative.
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Sterben

Roman

Author: Karl Ove Knausgård

Publisher: Luchterhand Literaturverlag

ISBN: 3641055083

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

View: 8325

Das eigene Leben offen, schonungslos und radikal zum Gegenstand des Schreibens zu machen – dies ist das Konzept, zu dem sich Karl Ove Knausgård in einem furiosen Mammutprojekt entschlossen hat. Radikal ehrlich und mit unglaublicher sprachlicher Kraft nähert er sich in »Sterben«, dem ersten Roman einer sechsbändigen Serie, seinem schwierigen Verhältnis zum Vater, das ihn grundlegend geprägt hat. Als dieser stirbt und er sich mit seinem Bruder daran macht, den Nachlass zu ordnen, bietet sich beiden ein Bild des Grauens. Während sie das Haus reinigen und die Beerdigung vorbereiten, kommen Erinnerungen hoch. Nach und nach entsteht so das Porträt eines Mannes, über den sich in der Kindheit das Gleichgewicht der Familie definierte und den die beiden Söhne unsäglich zu hassen lernten. So sehr hat dieser Vater einen Schatten auf das Leben der Brüder geworfen, dass sie den Bestatter bitten, die Leiche sehen zu dürfen. Erst dann, so sind sich beide einig, werden sie glauben können, dass er wirklich tot ist. Der Sog, der von Knausgårds direkter Art des Erzählens schon mit den ersten Sätzen ausgeht, macht seinen Roman zu einer faszinierenden und erschütternden Lektüre. Gerade weil er so radikal persönlich schreibt, gewinnt sein Text eine schmerzliche Allgemeingültigkeit. Selten ist in einem Stück Literatur so greif- und fühlbar geworden, was jeder Mensch ist: ein einmaliger und unerschöpflicher innerer Kosmos.
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