The Call To Write Brief

Author: John Trimbur
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1133311156
Size: 64.61 MB
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The brief sixth edition of THE CALL TO WRITE continues and expandes its creative approach to college composition. Organized by genres, including letters, memoirs, profiles, reports, commentaries, proposals, and reviews, and including new chapters on the essay and on multigenre writing, this innovative rhetoric gives students the practice they need to write in college and in the public sphere. Timely, provocative readings promote social engagement, encouraging students to become involved, through public writing, in their community and in the greater world around them. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Call To Write Brief Edition

Author: John Trimbur
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0495897531
Size: 69.73 MB
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Connecting writing to everyday life, THE CALL TO WRITE, Brief Fifth Edition, continues its long tradition of breaking new ground in composition. Organized by genres, including letters, memoirs, public documents, profiles, reports, commentaries, proposals,

Abandoned Shopping Carts

Author: William Bezanson
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 9781426989513
Size: 35.37 MB
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This book is an appeal to think clearly for yourself in order to regain a sense of responsibility for taking care of humanity and the world; and it offers a set of suggestions for doing so. The book uses the theme of abandoned shopping carts as a graphic symbol of uncaring relinquishment of responsibility in many areas of life, such as littering, driving rudely, and not voting in elections. The world and humanity are falling apart. This book offers a vivid call to action to save them, using a simple model from everyday experience: not abandoning your shopping carts. The solution offered here is that people must regain a sense of spiritual responsibility (not religious, but spiritual) as the most important aspect of living, and that all other forms of responsibility will follow. Abandoned Shopping Carts will appeal to people who are disenchanted by society's wastefulness and neglect, and who want an inspiration for changing their lives for the better. People are ready for a book that cuts straight to the truth that we all know inwardly: we are spiritual beings temporarily living in a physical body, and our prime personal responsibility to ourselves and the world is a spiritual one.

The Pleasures Of Reading A Booklover S Alphabet

Author: Catherine Sheldrick Ross
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610694333
Size: 73.21 MB
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Based on years of ground-breaking research, this book supplies a look at the unique relationship between each text and the individual reader that results in a satisfying, pleasurable, and even life-changing reading experience. • Supplies succinct, authoritative, and readable accounts on a wide range of genre literature and explains why these types of books appeal to readers • Promotes the librarian's role with readers and helps librarians design readers' advisory services to better serve readers • Offers valuable insights into readers and reading based on reading research • Includes an extensive bibliography and list of relevant titles for further reading • Provides a fascinating read for librarians, educators, and avid readers

The Oxford Handbook Of The Archaeology Of The Contemporary World

Author: Paul Graves-Brown
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191663956
Size: 60.83 MB
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It has been clear for many years that the ways in which archaeology is practised have been a direct product of a particular set of social, cultural, and historical circumstances - archaeology is always carried out in the present. More recently, however, many have begun to consider how archaeological techniques might be used to reflect more directly on the contemporary world itself: how we might undertake archaeologies of, as well as in the present. This Handbook is the first comprehensive survey of an exciting and rapidly expanding sub-field and provides an authoritative overview of the newly emerging focus on the archaeology of the present and recent past. In addition to detailed archaeological case studies, it includes essays by scholars working on the relationships of different disciplines to the archaeology of the contemporary world, including anthropology, psychology, philosophy, historical geography, science and technology studies, communications and media, ethnoarchaeology, forensic archaeology, sociology, film, performance, and contemporary art. This volume seeks to explore the boundaries of an emerging sub-discipline, to develop a tool-kit of concepts and methods which are applicable to this new field, and to suggest important future trajectories for research. It makes a significant intervention by drawing together scholars working on a broad range of themes, approaches, methods, and case studies from diverse contexts in different parts of the world, which have not previously been considered collectively.


Author: Emily Stamey
Publisher: Wichita State Univ
Size: 20.18 MB
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"This book is published in conjunction with the exhibition Stocked: Contemporary Art from the Grocery Aisles, Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University, January 19-April 14, 2013, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, May 25-September 1, 2013, Faulconer Gallery, Grinnell College, September 20-December 15, 2013, University of Wyoming Art Museum, March 15-June 1, 2014."

Schott S Almanac 2008

Author: Ben Schott
Publisher: Bloomsbury Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780747584698
Size: 20.75 MB
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Schott's Almanacredefines the traditional almanac to present a record of the year just past and a guide to the year come. It is designed to be a practical and entertaining annual volume that tells the real stories of the year, from the announcement of Gordon Brown as Britain's new prime minister to Hurricane Dean's devastation of Jamaica, and from the release of the Iranian hostages to the publication of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Section headings are: Chronicle; World; Society & Health; Sci, Tech, Net; Celebrity & Media; Music & Cinema; Books & Arts; Travel & Leisure; Money; Parlimanent & Politics; The Establishment; Sport; Ephemerides. In an age when information is plentiful but selection is rare, Schott's Almanac offers both the essential facts and the lucid analysis, combining the authority and accuracy of the Economist with the wit and vitality of Have I Got News for You.

Getting Published

Author: Gerald B. Jackson
Publisher: Nordic Inst of Asian Studies
Size: 79.22 MB
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An imperative element of the academic process is publishing research findings. Yet this is becoming increasingly difficult for authors to achieve as publishers are presented with growing numbers of manuscripts, decreasing library sales, and stronger demands on profitability. This book aims to maximise would-be authors' chances of success in the race to get published. The key concerns are to increase authors' knowledge and understanding of how the academic publishing industry works; to show authors how they can integrate this understanding into every stage of their work on a publication project; and through this to give them control over the fate of their work. The book also discusses the current state and challenges of academic publishing and indicates where new technology is taking the industry.

Radical Consumption

Author: Jo Littler
Publisher: Open University Press
ISBN: 9780335221523
Size: 61.99 MB
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Ethical consumption, fair trade, consumer protests, brand backlashes, green goods, boycotts and downshifting: these are all now familiar consumer activities - and in some cases, are almost mainstream. They are part of the expanding field of 'radical consumption' in a world where we are encouraged to shop for change. But just how radical are these forms of consumption? This book offers an interdisciplinary approach to examining contemporary radical consumption, analyzing its possibilities and problems, moralities, methods of mediation and its connections to wider cultural formations of production and politics. Jo Littler argues that we require a more expansive vocabulary and to open up new approaches of enquiry in order to understand the area's many contradictions, strengths and weaknesses. Drawing on a number of contemporary theories, terms and debates in media and cultural studies, she uses a range of specific case studies to bring theory to life. By analysing practices of radical consumption, the book explores a number of key questions: Is ethical consumption merely a sop for the middle classes? What are the contradictions of green consumption? Should we understand corporate social responsibility as a form of consumer-oriented greenwash? Who benefits from the new forms of cosmopolitan caring consumption? Can such forms of consumption ever move beyond their niche market status to become an effective political force? Can we really buy our way to a better, more equitable or sustainable future? Radical Consumption is important reading for cultural, media and sociology students.