Research Methods for Memory Studies

Author: Emily Keightley

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748683488

Category: Reference

Page: 272

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The first practical guide to research methods in memory studies. This book provides expert appraisals of a range of techniques and approaches in memory studies, and focuses on methods and methodology as a way to help bring unity and coherence to this new
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Research Methods for Cultural Studies

Author: Michael Pickering

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 074862578X

Category: Reference

Page: 240

View: 3473

An introduction to a range of research methods that are deployed in the study of cultural studies and related disciplines.
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Research Methods for History

Author: Simon Gunn

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748654046

Category: Reference

Page: 256

View: 2513

Providing a lively critical survey of methods for historical research at all levels, this textbook covers well-established sources and methods together with those that are less widely known. It reflects current theoretical and technical approaches to hist
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Research Methods in Theatre and Performance

Author: Baz Kershaw

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748688102

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

View: 4438

How have theatre and performance research methods and methodologies engaged the expanding diversity of performing arts practices? How can students best combine performance/theatre research approaches in their projects? This book's 29 contributors provide
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Britain and the European Union

Author: Gabriele Griffin

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748683445

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

View: 2273

With a revised Introduction and with all chapters revised to bring them completely up-to date, this new edition remains the leading guide to research methods for final-year undergraduates, postgraduates taking Masters degrees and PhDs students of 19th- and 20th-century Literary Studies.
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Practice as Research in the Arts

Principles, Protocols, Pedagogies, Resistances

Author: Robin Nelson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137282916

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 229

View: 6050

At the performance turn, this book takes a fresh 'how to' approach to Practice as Research, arguing that old prejudices should be abandoned and a PaR methodology fully accepted in the academy. Nelson and his contributors address the questions students, professional practitioner-researchers, regulators and examiners have posed in this domain.
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Documents of Life Revisited

Narrative and Biographical Methodology for a 21st Century Critical Humanism

Author: Professor Liz Stanley

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1472401050

Category: Social Science

Page: 238

View: 9821

The cultural and narrative turn has had a considerable impact upon research in the social sciences as well as in the arts and humanities, with Ken Plummer's Documents of Life constituting a central text in the turn towards to narrative, biographical and qualitative methodologies, challenging and changing the nature of research in sociology and further afield. Bringing together the latest research on auto/biographical and narrative methods, Documents of Life Revisited offers a sympathetic yet critical engagement with Plummer's work, exploring a range of different kinds of life documents and delineating a critical humanist methodology for researching and writing about these. A rich examination of the methods and methodologies associated with contemporary research in the social sciences and humanities, this book will be of interest to those concerned with the use and importance of biographical and narrative sources and documents of life investigations. As such, it will appeal to sociologists, social anthropologists and geographers, as well as scholars of cultural studies and cultural history, literary studies and library, archive and cultural management, social policy and medical studies.
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War Culture and the Contest of Images

Author: Dora Apel

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813553962

Category: History

Page: 272

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War Culture and the Contest of Images analyzes the relationships among contemporary war, documentary practices, and democratic ideals. Dora Apel examines a wide variety of images and cultural representations of war in the United States and the Middle East, including photography, performance art, video games, reenactment, and social media images. Simultaneously, she explores the merging of photojournalism and artistic practices, the effects of visual framing, and the construction of both sanctioned and counter-hegemonic narratives in a global contest of images. As a result of the global visual culture in which anyone may produce as well as consume public imagery, the wide variety of visual and documentary practices present realities that would otherwise be invisible or officially off-limits. In our digital era, the prohibition and control of images has become nearly impossible to maintain. Using carefully chosen case studies—such as Krzysztof Wodiczko’s video projections and public works in response to 9/11 and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the performance works of Coco Fusco and Regina Galindo, and the practices of Israeli and Palestinian artists—Apel posits that contemporary war images serve as mediating agents in social relations and as a source of protection or refuge for those robbed of formal or state-sanctioned citizenship. While never suggesting that documentary practices are objective translations of reality, Apel shows that they are powerful polemical tools both for legitimizing war and for making its devastating effects visible. In modern warfare and in the accompanying culture of war that capitalism produces as a permanent feature of modern society, she asserts that the contest of images is as critical as the war on the ground.
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Poetry as Research

Exploring Second Language Poetry Writing

Author: David Ian Hanauer

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027233411

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 164

View: 6210

"Elegantly written, convincingly argued, and interspersed with hauntingly beautiful and poignant poems written by his ESL students, Hanauer's book draws attention to the unexplored potential of poetry writing in a second language classroom." Aneta Pavelenko, Temple University --
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Kollektives Gedächtnis und Erinnerungskulturen

Eine Einführung

Author: Astrid Erll

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3476051900

Category: Social Science

Page: 243

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Gedächtnis und Erinnerung als interdisziplinäres Forschungsfeld. Welche Forschungstraditionen und Konzepte gibt es? Wie unterscheidet sich der Gedächtnisbegriff in einzelnen Disziplinen? Wie lässt sich die Gedächtnis bildende Wirkung von Literatur und Medien analysieren? Wie kann der Beitrag literarischer Texte zur Erinnerungskultur beschrieben werden? Der Band bündelt die vielfältigen Ansätze und Methoden. Neue Themen der 2. Auflage sind z. B. Gedächtnismedienforschung und transkulturelle Erinnerung in Zeiten der Globalisierung.
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Theories and Methodologies in Postgraduate Feminist Research

Researching Differently

Author: Rosemarie Buikema,Gabriele Griffin,Nina Lykke

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136728430

Category: Reference

Page: 310

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This volume centers on theories and methodologies for postgraduate feminist researchers engaged in interdisciplinary research, in a context of increasing globalization, giving special attention to cutting-edge approaches at the borders between humanities and social sciences and specific discipline-transgressing fields such as feminist technoscience studies.
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Emotional and Ethical Challenges for Field Research in Africa

The Story Behind the Findings

Author: S. Thomson,A. Ansoms,J. Murison

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113726375X

Category: Social Science

Page: 169

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Academic literature rarely gives an account of the ethical challenges and emotional pitfalls the researcher is confronted with before, during and after being in the field. Giving personal accounts, the authors explore some of the challenges one can face when engaging in local-level research in difficult situations.
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Der siebte Mensch

Eine Geschichte über Migration und Arbeit in Europa

Author: John Berger,Jean Mohr

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104901619

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 9011

Der Klassiker zu Migration und Arbeit in Europa - so aktuell wie nie. Jetzt neu auflegt im FISCHER Taschenbuch! ›Der siebte Mensch‹ untersucht die Situation der Migranten und Wanderarbeiter – in Text und Bild, mit Geschichten und Erzählungen. Es war das erste Buch, das John Berger gemeinsam mit Jean Mohr ganz den Erfahrungen und Folgen der Migration widmete – und es ist wie ›Sehen‹ längst ein Klassiker der Moderne. Die Neuausgabe erscheint mit einem aktuellen Vorwort von John Berger. John Berger, der große europäische Erzähler und Essayist, feiert im November 2016 seinen 90. Geburtstag. Seine Essays zu Kunst und Fotografie sind aus der Ästhetik des 20. Jahrhunderts nicht mehr wegzudenken. Meisterhaft finden seine Erzählungen und Romane eine sinnliche Antwort auf die Frage, wie wir heute leben. »Es gibt niemals genug von John Berger!« Tilda Swinton
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Using Reflection and Metacognition to Improve Student Learning

Across the Disciplines, Across the Academy

Author: Naomi Silver,Matthew Kaplan,Danielle LaVaque-Manty,Deborah Meizlish

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 1579228275

Category: Education

Page: 232

View: 4818

Research has identified the importance of helping students develop the ability to monitor their own comprehension and to make their thinking processes explicit, and indeed demonstrates that metacognitive teaching strategies greatly improve student engagement with course material. This book -- by presenting principles that teachers in higher education can put into practice in their own classrooms -- explains how to lay the ground for this engagement, and help students become self-regulated learners actively employing metacognitive and reflective strategies in their education. Key elements include embedding metacognitive instruction in the content matter; being explicit about the usefulness of metacognitive activities to provide the incentive for students to commit to the extra effort; as well as following through consistently. Recognizing that few teachers have a deep understanding of metacognition and how it functions, and still fewer have developed methods for integrating it into their curriculum, this book offers a hands-on, user-friendly guide for implementing metacognitive and reflective pedagogy in a range of disciplines. Offering seven practitioner examples from the sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields, the social sciences and the humanities, along with sample syllabi, course materials, and student examples, this volume offers a range of strategies for incorporating these pedagogical approaches in college classrooms, as well as theoretical rationales for the strategies presented. By providing successful models from courses in a broad spectrum of disciplines, the editors and contributors reassure readers that they need not reinvent the wheel or fear the unknown, but can instead adapt tested interventions that aid learning and have been shown to improve both instructor and student satisfaction and engagement.
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Narratology in the Age of Cross-Disciplinary Narrative Research

Author: Sandra Heinen,Roy Sommer

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110222434

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 317

View: 2634

Narrative Research, once the domain of structuralist literary theory, has over the last 15 years developed into an international and interdisciplinary field. It is now commonly agreed that storytelling functions as a fundamental cognitive tool for sense-making and meaning production, and that human beings structure and communicate lived experience through oral, written and visual stories. Entitled Narratology in the Age of Cross-Disciplinary Narrative Research, this volume collects fifteen essays which look at narrative and narrativity from various perspectives, including literary studies and hermeneutics, cognitive theory and creativity research, metaphor studies, film theory and intermediality, as well as memory studies, musicology, theology and psychology. The topics touch on a wide range of issues, such as the current state of narratology and its potential for development, narrativity in visual and auditive art forms, the cultural functions of narrative, and the role of narrative concepts across the disciplines. The volume introduces interested newcomers to the ongoing debate, reflecting the diversity of research questions and methodological approaches involved. It takes a critical, yet cautiously optimistic stance with regard to the potential for interdisciplinary collaboration between narrative researchers, and invites experienced readers from any discipline interested in narrative to join this important debate, which promotes the exchange of ideas, concepts and methods between the humanities and the social sciences.
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The Flâneur and Education Research

A Metaphor for Knowing, Being Ethical and New Data Production

Author: Alexandra Lasczik Cutcher,Rita L. Irwin

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319728385

Category: Education

Page: 160

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This book creatively and critically explores the figure of the flâneur and its place within educational scholarship. The flâneur is used as a generative metaphor and a prompt for engaging the unknown through embodied engagement, the politics of space, mindful walking and ritual. The chapters in this collection explore sensorial qualities of place and place-making, urban spaces and places, walking as relational practice, walking as ritual, thinking photographically, the creative and narrative qualities of flâneurial walking, and issues of power, gender, and class in research practices. In doing so, the editors and contributors examine how flâneurial walking can be viewed as a creative, relational, place-making practice. Engaging the flâneur as an influential and recurring historical figure allows and expands upon generative ways of thinking about educational inquiry. Furthermore, attending to the flâneur provides a way of provoking researchers to recognize and consider salient political issues that impact educational access and equity.
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Das Zeitalter der Erkenntnis

Die Erforschung des Unbewussten in Kunst, Geist und Gehirn von der Wiener Moderne bis heute

Author: Eric Kandel

Publisher: Siedler Verlag

ISBN: 3641099854

Category: Science

Page: 704

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Was passiert in unserem Gehirn, wenn wir Kunst betrachten? Nobelpreisträger Eric Kandel hat mit »Das Zeitalter der Erkenntnis« ein brillantes Buch geschrieben, das uns in das Wien Sigmund Freuds, Gustav Klimts und Arthur Schnitzlers entführt. Dort setzten um 1900 die angesehensten Köpfe der Naturwissenschaft, Medizin und Kunst eine Revolution in Gang, die den Blick auf den menschlichen Geist und seine Beziehung zur Kunst für immer verändern sollte.
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Reclaiming the Human Sciences and Humanities Through African Perspectives

Author: Helen Lauer,Kofi Anyidoho

Publisher: African Books Collective

ISBN: 9988647336

Category: Social Science

Page: 944

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This compilation was inspired by an international symposium held on the Legon campus over three days in September 2003. Hosted by the CODESRIA African Humanities Institute Programme, the symposium had the broad theme 'Canonical Works and Continuing Innovation in African Arts & Humanities'. In these two volumes of 85 papers there are contributions from established scholars such as Mahmood Mamdani, Peter Ekeh and Kwame Ninsin which sit alongside contributions from well-known literary scholars including Niyi Osundare, Femi Osofisan and Ngugi wa Thiong'o. Also included in the volume are classic papers by Claude Ake, Chinua Achebe and Kwasi Wiredu, plus those of up-and-coming young scholars of the day. The book is broken into nine sections: Examining Knowledge Production as a Social Institution; Explaining Actions and Beliefs; Reappraising 'Development'; Measuring the Human Condition; Recalling History; 'Africa' as a Subject of Academic Discourse; Debating Democracy, Community, and the Law; Revisiting Artistic Expression; and Regaining the Voice of Authority.
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Youth Cultures in the Age of Global Media

Author: Sara Bragg,Mary Jane Kehily

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137008156

Category: Social Science

Page: 309

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This book explores the impact of globalisation and new technologies on youth cultures around the world, from the Birmingham School to the youthscapes of South Korea. In a timely reappraisal of youth cultures in contemporary times, this collection profiles the best of new research in youth studies written by leading scholars in the field.
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Indigenous Biography and Autobiography

Author: Peter Read,Frances Peters-Little,Anna Haebich

Publisher: ANU E Press

ISBN: 1921536357

Category: Social Science

Page: 180

View: 9403

In this absorbing collection of papers Aboriginal, Maori, Dalit and western scholars discuss and analyse the difficulties they have faced in writing Indigenous biographies and autobiographies. The issues range from balancing the demands of western and non-western scholarship, through writing about a family that refuses to acknowledge its identity, to considering a community demand not to write anything at all. The collection also presents some state-of-the-art issues in teaching Indigenous Studies based on auto/biography in Austria, Spain and Italy.
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