The Health Studies Companion

Author: Sophie Smailes,Clare Street

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230345522

Category: Medical

Page: 424

View: 5098

A comprehensive introduction that provides essential information and advice on study skills, research and careers for students of Health Studies. Ideal pre-course reading, it covers the core components of the course, reflective activities and stacks of useful resources to makes readers explore further and reflect on their learning.
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The Nursing Companion

Author: Peter Birchenall,Nicola Adams

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230366929

Category: Medical

Page: 448

View: 1644

Are you thinking about studying nursing? Do you have an upcoming interview? Or have you just been accepted on a course? Do you need a guide? Then this book is for you. The number of students applying for nursing is increasing every year, making each place more competitive and more precious. This book will give you the edge in your application, knowledge for your interview, and support throughout your course. This trusty companion will answer your queries and settle your concerns, giving you an insight into the world of nursing. The experienced team of authors: ■ introduce the different branches of nursing ■ define the key concepts you will study on your course ■ give you an insight into specialist study skills ■ help you to understand research ■ offer advice on professional development and life after university. Using case studies, activities and incorporating four end-of-part glossaries, this one-stop resource will prepare you for the experience of being a student nurse and equip you for the challenges of the profession.
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The Psychology Companion

Author: Bridget Adams

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137231521

Category: Psychology

Page: 392

View: 1440

Thinking of psychology as a degree or just starting a course? Want to know what the subject is all about and the career paths available? Feel daunted by your studies and need guidance on how to make the most of your opportunities and abilities? The Psychology Companion eases you into this exciting and rewarding subject, and helps develop the skills that will help you excel. Detailed yet user-friendly, it will support you throughout your degree course. It features: • a broad range of psychology theories and thinkers, described in an accessible style • an introduction to different schools of thought including key terms, concepts and classic studies • a dedicated section on the study skills essential for success in psychology • a massive further reading section to help you dig deeper • a full breakdown of the variety of psychology-related career pathways, including information on how to become a Chartered Psychologist Packed full of information and guidance, this book is the survival manual every psychology student needs. It provides a sound foundation for your course and will help you make informed and effective decisions, every step of the way.
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The Drama, Theatre and Performance Companion

Author: Michael Mangan

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 113758873X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 361

View: 5519

Offering essential guidance to students throughout their undergraduate studies, this companion explores the development of a discipline that is still in flux, offers practical advice about how to study it and where this study might lead, and provides a useful reference resource on key practitioners, debates, performances and terms.
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The English Language and Linguistics Companion

Author: Geoffrey Finch,Keith Allan,Georgina Heydon,Julie Bradshaw,Kate Burridge

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9781403989710

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 368

View: 9423

Interested in discovering how language works? Daunted by the prospect of studying linguistics at university? The English Language and Linguistics Companion is a tool-kit for the novice linguist. Integrating study skills with substantive coverage, it offers an innovative approach to the study of English language and linguistics, helping students see how their chosen discipline ‘fits together’. A one-stop resource, this practical and highly accessible guide: · Provides a comprehensive overview of contemporary approaches to the study of language and outlines the contribution of significant scholars to the development of the field · Introduces the core topics and concepts of linguistics and the study of language including: the study of the sounds used in human languages, the analysis of the structure of words, phrases, sentences, and longer texts, and the exploration of the ways in which meaning is expressed in language · Summarizes key issues in applied linguistics, including work in the areas of first and second language acquisition and forensic linguistics · Defines and illustrates the key terms and concepts in the discipline of linguistics · Offers practical advice on the skills required when studying linguistics and suggests a range of possible career pathways · Illustrates approaches to linguistic research and recommends resources for linguistic inquiry and the study of language Packed full of information and guidance, this is an essential resource for prospective linguistics students and anyone with an interest in the study of language.
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Theatre and Education

Author: Helen Nicholson

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230364640

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 80

View: 3210

What motivates theatre-makers who work in education? How can theatre respond to young people's experiences of living in a globalised world? Theatre& Education provides an insight into the energy, passion and values that have inspired the most inventive theatre-makers who work with young people in educational settings. It charts early debates that motivated twentieth-century radical theatre-makers to work with young people, and offers an analysis of contemporary practices. It argues that the aesthetic principles and educational ideals that inform theatre and education drive at the heart of why theatre matters. Foreword by Edward Bond
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MasterClass in Drama Education

Transforming Teaching and Learning

Author: Michael Anderson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441167005

Category: Education

Page: 165

View: 4655

A comprehensive guide to drama education, ensuring a solid foundation for supporting effective learning and teaching.
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The Routledge Companion to Comics

Author: Frank Bramlett,Roy Cook,Aaron Meskin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317915372

Category: Social Science

Page: 456

View: 1791

This cutting-edge handbook brings together an international roster of scholars to examine many facets of comics and graphic novels. Contributor essays provide authoritative, up-to-date overviewsof the major topics and questions within comic studies, offering readers a truly global approach to understanding the field. Essays examine: the history of the temporal, geographical, and formal development of comics, including topics like art comics, manga, comix, and the comics code; issues such as authorship, ethics, adaptation, and translating comics; connections between comics and other artistic media (drawing, caricature, film) as well as the linkages between comics and other academic fields like linguistics and philosophy; new perspectives on comics genres, from funny animal comics to war comics to romance comics and beyond. The Routledge Companion to Comics expertly organizes representative work from a range of disciplines, including media and cultural studies, literature, philosophy, and linguistics. More than an introduction to the study of comics, this book will serve as a crucial reference for anyone interested in pursuing research in the area, guiding students, scholars, and comics fans alike.
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The Cambridge Companion to Margaret Atwood

Author: Coral Ann Howells

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139827316

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

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Margaret Atwood's international celebrity has given a new visibility to Canadian literature in English. This Companion provides a comprehensive critical account of Atwood's writing across the wide range of genres within which she has worked for the past forty years, while paying attention to her Canadian cultural context and the multiple dimensions of her celebrity. The main concern is with Atwood the writer, but there is also Atwood the media star and public performer, cultural critic, environmentalist and human rights spokeswoman, social and political satirist, and mythmaker. This immensely varied profile is addressed in a series of chapters which cover biographical, textual, and contextual issues. The Introduction contains an analysis of dominant trends in Atwood criticism since the 1970s, while the essays by twelve leading international Atwood critics represent the wide range of different perspectives in current Atwood scholarship.
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The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction

Author: Edward James,Farah Mendlesohn

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521016575

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 295

View: 1315

Science fiction is at the intersection of numerous fields. It is a literature which draws on popular culture, and which engages in speculation about science, history, and all types of social relations. This volume brings together essays by scholars and practitioners of science fiction, which look at the genre from these different angles. It examines science fiction from Thomas More to the present day, and introduces important critical approaches including Marxism, postmodernism, feminism and queer theory. A number of well-known science fiction writers contribute to this volume.
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The Economics Companion

Author: Graham Mallard

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230356451

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 8970

An invaluable resource for those considering and starting degree courses in Economics. It introduces readers to the core theories and techniques of economics and presents some of the most interesting controversies and wider themes. It is an essential guide for those wanting to study the subject successfully.
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The Routledge Companion to Literature and Science

Author: Bruce Clarke,Manuela Rossini

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136950427

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 568

View: 3532

With forty-four newly commissioned articles from an international cast of leading scholars, The Routledge Companion to Literature and Science traces the network of connections among literature, science, technology, mathematics, and medicine. Divided into three main sections, this volume: links diverse literatures to scientific disciplines from Artificial Intelligence to Thermodynamics surveys current theoretical and disciplinary approaches from Animal Studies to Semiotics traces the history and culture of literature and science from Greece and Rome to Postmodernism. Ranging from classical origins and modern revolutions to current developments in cultural science studies and the posthumanities, this indispensible volume offers a comprehensive resource for undergraduates, postgraduates, and researchers. With authoritative, accessible, and succinct treatments of the sciences in their literary dimensions and cultural frameworks, here is the essential guide to this vibrant area of study.
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The English Literature Companion

Author: Julian Wolfreys

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230365558

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 336

View: 2758

What does it mean to study English Literature? Have can you navigate and get the most from your degree? The English Literature Companion is your comprehensive introduction to, and exploration of, the discipline of English and Literary Studies. It is your advisor on key decisions, and your one-stop reference source throughout the course. It combines: - A wide-ranging introduction to the nature, breadth and key components of the study of English Literature - Essays by experts in the field on key topics, periods and critical approaches - A glossary of critical terms and a chronology of literary history - Guidance about study skills, from using your time effectively to the practical mechanics of writing essays - Extensive signposting to wider reading and further sources of information - Advice on key decisions taken during a degree and on subsequent career direction and further study. Giving you the foundation and resources you need for success in English Literature, this book is essential pre-course reading and will be an invaluable reference resource throughout your degree.
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Self-Tracking

Empirical and Philosophical Investigations

Author: Btihaj Ajana

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319653792

Category: Social Science

Page: 155

View: 9973

This book provides an empirical and philosophical investigation of self-tracking practices. In recent years, there has been an explosion of apps and devices that enable the data capturing and monitoring of everyday activities, behaviours and habits. Encouraged by movements such as the Quantified Self, a growing number of people are embracing this culture of quantification and tracking in the spirit of improving their health and wellbeing. The aim of this book is to enhance understanding of this fast-growing trend, bringing together scholars who are working at the forefront of the critical study of self-tracking practices. Each chapter provides a different conceptual lens through which one can examine these practices, while grounding the discussion in relevant empirical examples. From phenomenology to discourse analysis, from questions of identity, privacy and agency to issues of surveillance and tracking at the workplace, this edited collection takes on a wide, and yet focused, approach to the timely topic of self-tracking. It constitutes a useful companion for scholars, students and everyday users interested in the Quantified Self phenomenon.
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The Routledge Companion to Mobile Media

Author: Gerard Goggin,Larissa Hjorth

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135949182

Category: Social Science

Page: 559

View: 3146

The last decade has witnessed the rise of the cell phone from a mode of communication to an indispensable multimedia device, and this phenomenon has led to the burgeoning of mobile communication studies in media, cultural studies, and communication departments across the academy. The Routledge Companion to Mobile Media seeks to be the definitive publication for scholars and students interested in comprehending all the various aspects of mobile media. This collection, which gathers together original articles by a global roster of contributors from a variety of disciplines, sets out to contextualize the increasingly convergent areas surrounding social, geosocial, and mobile media discourses. Features include: comprehensive and interdisciplinary models and approaches for analyzing mobile media; wide-ranging case studies that draw from this truly global field, including China, Africa, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America, as well as Europe, the UK, and the US; a consideration of mobile media as part of broader media ecologies and histories; chapters setting out the economic and policy underpinnings of mobile media; explorations of the artistic and creative dimensions of mobile media; studies of emerging issues such as ecological sustainability; up-to-date overviews on social and locative media by pioneers in the field. Drawn from a range of theoretical, artistic, and cultural approaches, The Routledge Companion to Mobile Media will serve as a crucial reference text to inform and orient those interested in this quickly expanding and far-reaching field.
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Contemporary Policy Analysis

Author: Michael Mintrom

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199730964

Category: Political Science

Page: 348

View: 6384

A groundbreaking interpretation of the field, Contemporary Policy Analysis offers a state-of-the art look at what policy analysts do and how they can make the world a better place. The book is an indispensable resource for experienced policy analysts and an ideal core text for upper-level undergraduate and first-year graduate courses in policy analysis. Contemporary Policy Analysis works from a project orientation, providing a thorough and nontechnical overview of the key concepts and analytical strategies employed by policy analysts. Opening with coverage of what policy analysts do, what governments do, and government policy objectives, the first section of the book then discusses how to manage policy projects, present policy advice, and perform ethical policy analysis. The second section presents a set of core analytical strategies, featuring chapters on the analysis of markets, market failure, government failure, comparative institutional analysis, cost-benefit analysis, implementation analysis, and--unique to this survey--gender analysis and race analysis. Each of these strategy chapters includes a step-by-step guide to performing the analysis, incorporating an example from the policy literature that follows the steps and shows how the strategy can illuminate current policy issues. In addition, the chapters are enhanced by exercises and suggestions for class projects and policy research seminars.
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The Routledge Companion to Stanislavsky

Author: Andrew White

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136281851

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 352

View: 3785

Stanislavsky’s system of actor-training has revolutionised modern theatre practice, and he is widely recognised to be one of the great cultural innovators of the twentieth century. The Routledge Companion to Stanislavsky is an essential book for students and scholars alike, providing the first overview of the field for the 21st century. An important feature of this book is the balance between Stanislavsky’s theory and practice, as international contributors present scholarly and artistic interpretations of his work. With chapters including academic essays and personal narratives, the Companion is divided into four clear parts, exploring Stanislavsky on stage, as an acting teacher, as a theorist and finally as a theatre practitioner. Bringing together a dazzling selection of original scholarship, notable contributions include: Anatoly Smeliansky on Stanislavsky’s letters William D. Gunn on staging ideology at the Moscow Art Theatre Sharon Marie Carnicke and David Rosen on opera Rosemary Malague on the feminist perspective of new translations W.B. Worthen on cognitive science Julia Listengarten on the avant-garde David Krasner on the System in America and Dennis Beck on Stanislavsky’s legacy in non-realistic theatre R. Andrew White is Associate Professor of Theatre at Valparaiso University, where he annually directs productions. He has an MFA in Acting from Carnegie Mellon University and the Moscow Art Theatre School, and has worked as an actor at a variety of theatres in the United States. In addition, his scholarship has appeared in edited works published by Routledge and Palgrave Macmillan, as well as in top American journals including Theatre Survey, TDR/The Drama Review, and New England Theatre Journal.
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The Routledge Companion to Sound Studies

Author: Michael Bull

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781138854253

Category:

Page: 544

View: 957

The Routledge Companion to Sound Studies is an extensive volume presenting a comparative and historically informed understanding of the workings of sound in culture, while also mapping potential future directions for research in the field. Experts from a variety of disciplines within sound studies cover such diverse topics as politics, gender, media, race, literature and sport. Individual sections that consider the importance of sound in an increasingly mediated world; the role that sound media play in the construction of experience; and the ways in which sound has been theorized to produce a distinctive sensory contribution to knowledge. This wide-ranging and vibrant collection provides a rich resource for scholars and students of media and culture.
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The Routledge Companion to the Philosophy of Race

Author: Paul C Taylor,Linda Martín Alcoff,Luvell Anderson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134655789

Category: Philosophy

Page: 562

View: 7546

For many decades, race and racism have been common areas of study in departments of sociology, history, political science, English, and anthropology. Much more recently, as the historical concept of race and racial categories have faced significant scientific and political challenges, philosophers have become more interested in these areas. This changing understanding of the ontology of race has invited inquiry from researchers in moral philosophy, metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of science, philosophy of language, and aesthetics. The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Race offers in one comprehensive volume newly written articles on race from the world’s leading analytic and continental philosophers. It is, however, accessible to a readership beyond philosophy as well, providing a cohesive reference for a wide student and academic readership. The Companion synthesizes current philosophical understandings of race, providing 37 chapters on the history of philosophy and race as well as how race might be investigated in the usual frameworks of contemporary philosophy. The volume concludes with a section on philosophical approaches to some topics with broad interest outside of philosophy, like colonialism, affirmative action, eugenics, immigration, race and disability, and post-racialism. By clearly explaining and carefully organizing the leading current philosophical thinking on race, this timely collection will help define the subject and bring renewed understanding of race to students and researchers in the humanities, social science, and sciences.
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How to Write About Theatre

A Manual for Critics, Students and Bloggers

Author: Mark Fisher

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472520556

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 296

View: 5718

What do you do if you find yourself weeping in the stalls? How should you react to Jude Law's trousers or David Tennant's hair? Are you prepared to receive toilet paper in the post? What if the show you just damned turns out to be a classic? If you gave it a five-star rave will anyone believe you? Drawing on his long years of experience as a national newspaper critic, Mark Fisher answers such questions with candour, wit and insight. Learning lessons from history's leading critics and taking examples from around the world, he gives practical advice about how to celebrate, analyse and discuss this most ephemeral of art forms - and how to make your writing come alive as you do so. Today, more people than ever are writing about theatre, but whether you're blogging, tweeting or writing an academic essay, your challenges as a critic remain the same: how to capture a performance in words, how to express your opinions and how to keep the reader entertained. This inspirational book shows you the way to do it. Foreword by Chris Jones, Chief theater critic, Chicago Tribune
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