Coastal Works

Cultures of the Atlantic Edge

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Author: Nicholas Allen,Nick Groom,Jos Smith

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192529994

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 320

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In all the complex cultural history of the islands of Britain and Ireland the idea of the coast as a significant representative space is critical. For many important artists coastal space has figured as a site from which to braid ideas of empire, nation, region, and archipelago. They have been drawn to the coast as a zone of geographical uncertainty in which the self-definitions of the nation founder; they have been drawn to it as a peripheral space of vestigial wildness, of island retreats and experimental living; as a network of diverse localities richly endowed with distinctive forms of cultural heritage; and as a dynamically interconnected ecosystem, which is at the same time the historic site of significant developments in fieldwork and natural science. This collection situates these cultures of the Atlantic edge in a series of essays that create new contexts for coastal study in literary history and criticism. The contributors frame their research in response to emerging conversations in archipelagic criticism, the blue humanities, and island studies, the essays challenging the reader to reconsider ideas of margin, periphery and exchange. These twelve case studies establish the coast as a crucial location in the imaginative history of Britain, Ireland and the north Atlantic edge. Coastal Works will appeal to readers of literature and history with an interest in the sea, the environment, and the archipelago from the 18th century to the present. Accessible, innovative and provocative, Coastal Works establishes the important role that the coast plays in our cultural imaginary and suggests a range of methodologies to represent relationships between land, sea, and cultural work.

The New Nature Writing

Rethinking the Literature of Place

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Author: Jos Smith

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 147427501X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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"In the last decade, the proliferation and popularity of landscape writing in Britain and Ireland -- often referred to as "the new nature writing' -- has unearthed an intricate labyrinth of horizons to contemporary writing about place. The New Nature Writing: Rethinking Place in Contemporary Literature offers the first critical study of the genre. Drawing on original interviews with authors, archival research, and the latest scholarly work in the fields of literary geographies, critical localism and archipelagic criticism, the book covers the work of such writers as Robert MacFarlane, Richard Mabey and Alice Oswald. Examining the ways in which these writers have engaged with a wide range of different environments, from the edgelands to island spaces, Jos Smith reveals how they recreate a resourceful and dynamic sense of localism in rebellion against the homogenising growth of 'clone town Britain.'"--

Muriel Rukeyser and Documentary

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Author: Catherine Gander

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748670556

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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Provides a new perspective on the documentary diversity of Muriel Rukeyser's work and influencesWinner of the inaugural Peggy O'Brien Book Prize of the Irish Association for American Studies (IAAS)

Exit West

Roman

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Author: Mohsin Hamid

Publisher: Dumont Buchverlag

ISBN: 3832189645

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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In einer Welt, die aus den Fugen geraten ist, in einem muslimisch geprägten Land, das am Rande eines Bürgerkriegs steht, in einer Stadt, die namenlos bleibt, lernen sie sich kennen: Nadia und Saeed. Sie hat mit ihrer Familie gebrochen, fährt Motorrad, lebt säkular und trägt ihr dunkles Gewand nur als Schutz vor den Zudringlichkeiten fremder Männer. Er wohnt noch bei seinen Eltern, ist eher schüchtern und nimmt die Ausübung seiner Religion sehr ernst. Doch während die Stadt um sie herum in Flammen aufgeht, sich Anschläge häufen und die Sicherheitslage immer prekärer wird, finden die beiden zusammen. Sie wollen eine gemeinsame Zukunft, in Freiheit. Und da sind diese Gerüchte über Türen, die diejenigen, die sie passieren, an ferne Orte bringen können. Doch den Weg durch diese Türen muss man sich mit viel Geld erkaufen. Als die Gewalt weiter eskaliert, entscheiden sich Nadia und Saeed, diesen Schritt zu gehen. Sie lassen ihr Land und ihr altes Leben zurück ... ›Exit West‹ ist ein überaus berührender Roman, der sich mit den zentralen Themen unserer Zeit beschäftigt: Flucht und Migration. Mohsin Hamid beweist, dass Literatur poetisch und zugleich politisch sein kann. Mit diesem »fesselnden Roman« (New York Times) steht Mohsin Hamid auf der Longlist des diesjährigen Man Booker Preises.

Dunkle Stadt Bohane

Roman

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Author: Kevin Barry

Publisher: Tropen

ISBN: 3608107649

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Bohane ist ein heimtückischer, mörderischer, intriganter Ort – und verdammt sexy. Eine Stadt voll brutaler Killer und Ganoven. Das Buch erzählt von einem Bandenführer, dessen Herrschaft zu Ende geht, und ist anders als alles, was Sie zuvor gelesen haben. Ein Buch für alle, die eine grellbunte, vergnügte Zeit verbringen wollen. Die einst bedeutende Stadt Bohane an der irischen Westküste liegt darnieder. Es herrschen Gewalt und Chaos, die Clans sind gespalten. Auch wenn noch ein wenig vom alten Glanz geblieben ist, findet das eigentliche Leben in den Slums und verwahrlosten Wohnblocks von Smoketown statt. Scheinbar seit Ewigkeiten steht alles unter der Kontrolle von Logan Hartnett, dem adretten Paten der Hartnett-Fancy-Gang. Aber es liegt Ärger in der Luft. Gerüchte gehen um, dass Logans Erzfeind Gant Broderick nach fünfundzwanzig Jahren zurück in der Stadt ist, und seine Schergen entwickeln auf einmal ihren ganz eigenen Ehrgeiz. Logans bessere Hälfte drängt ihn, alles aufzugeben und sich zurückzuziehen. Doch da kennt die Missus ihren Langen Lulatsch schlecht.

Methods of Literacy Research

The Methodology Chapters From the Handbook of Reading Research

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Author: Michael L. Kamil,Peter B. Mosenthal,P. David Pearson,Rebecca Barr

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135649618

Category: Education

Page: 176

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In this volume, 10 reviews of significant reading research methodologies are reprinted from the Handbook of Reading Research, Volume III. The editors have judged that these specific methodologies have had great impact on reading research since the publication of Volume II in 1991. This text is especially well-suited for use in upper-level undergraduate and graduate-level reading research methods courses.

TOC! Magazine Gran Canaria

Tourism Leisure and Culture Guide

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Author: afinitrip.com

Publisher: Elena Angélica Pérez Ortega

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 90

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TOC! Magazine is an annual publication of Afinitrip that includes Afinitrip Tourism Leisure and Culture through a guide with its own identity, from which we hope you spend good times and you know all the resources of Gran Canaria. The guide offers you different proposals that you have greater affinity with all services and you can enjoy a quality tourism. Gran Canaria is a consolidated destination that offers a great diversity of tourism so that you can enjoy the island discovering all its charm. The guide helps you to know all Gran Canaria resources so you can visit places of interest and enjoy a unique experience.

Das Ende der Arbeit und ihre Zukunft

Neue Konzepte für das 21. Jahrhundert

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Author: Jeremy Rifkin

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593400855

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

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Die Arbeit hat sich im letzten Jahrzehnt weiter verändert. Bereits in 50 Jahren werden weniger als 10 Prozent der Bevölkerung ausreichen, um alle Güter und Dienstleistungen bereitzustellen. Die Konsequenzen für die sozialen Sicherungssysteme sind dramatisch, soziale Konlikte scheinen unvermeidlich. Dass "es nicht mehr genug Arbeit für alle geben wird" erkannte Jeremy Rifkin bereits in seinem Weltbesteller Das Ende der Arbeit - und seine Thesen sind heute aktueller denn je. In der Neuausgabe des in 16 Sprachen übersetzten Bestsellers entwickelt Rifkin seine radikalen Vorschläge weiter und zeigt mit gewohntem wirtschaftlichen und politischen Sachverstand, wie wir verhindern können, dass uns die Arbeit ausgeht. "Rifkins Buch wird uns noch lange beschäftigen." Süddeutsche Zeitung

Explorer's Guide North Carolina's Outer Banks & Crystal Coast: A Great Destination (Explorer's Great Destinations)

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Author: Renee Wright

Publisher: The Countryman Press

ISBN: 158157973X

Category: Travel

Page: N.A

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"Consistently rated the best guides to the regions covered...Readable, tasteful, appealingly designed. Strong on dining, lodging, and history."—National Geographic Traveler Explorer's Guide North Carolina's Outer Banks & Crystal Coast covers the coast from Virginia to Hammocks Beach State Park. Includes Manteo, Kitty Hawk and Kill Devil Hills, Nags Head, Hatteras Island, Ocracoke, Beaufort, Morehead City, Atlantic Beach, Emerald Isle and Swansboro. Distinctive for their accuracy, simplicity, and conversational tone, the diverse travel guides in our Great Destinations series meet the conflicting demands of the modern traveler. They're packed full of up-to-date information to help plan the perfect gateway. And they're compact and light enough to come along for the ride. A tool you'll turn to before, during, and after your trip, these guides include these helpful features: chapters on lodging, dining, transportation, history, shopping, recreation and more; a section packed with practical information, such as lists of banks, hospitals, post offices, laundromats, numbers for police, fire, and rescue, and other relevant information; and maps of regions and locales.

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Author: N.A

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0742556905

Category:

Page: N.A

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The African Diaspora

A History Through Culture

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Author: Patrick Manning

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231513550

Category: History

Page: 424

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Patrick Manning refuses to divide the African diaspora into the experiences of separate regions and nations. Instead, he follows the multiple routes that brought Africans and people of African descent into contact with one another and with Europe, Asia, and the Americas. In weaving these stories together, Manning shows how the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, the Mediterranean Sea, and the Indian Ocean fueled dynamic interactions among black communities and cultures and how these patterns resembled those of a number of connected diasporas concurrently taking shape across the globe. Manning begins in 1400 and traces five central themes: the connections that enabled Africans to mutually identify and hold together as a global community; discourses on race; changes in economic circumstance; the character of family life; and the evolution of popular culture. His approach reveals links among seemingly disparate worlds. In the mid-nineteenth century, for example, slavery came under attack in North America, South America, southern Africa, West Africa, the Ottoman Empire, and India, with former slaves rising to positions of political prominence. Yet at the beginning of the twentieth century, the near-elimination of slavery brought new forms of discrimination that removed almost all blacks from government for half a century. Manning underscores the profound influence that the African diaspora had on world history, demonstrating the inextricable link between black migration and the rise of modernity, especially in regards to the processes of industrialization and urbanization. A remarkably inclusive and far-reaching work, The African Diaspora proves that the advent of modernity cannot be imaginatively or comprehensively engaged without taking the African peoples and the African continent as a whole into account.

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

Volume 14: Folklife

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Author: Glenn Hinson,William Ferris

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807898554

Category: Reference

Page: 424

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Southern folklife is the heart of southern culture. Looking at traditional practices still carried on today as well as at aspects of folklife that are dynamic and emergent, contributors to this volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture examine a broad range of folk traditions. Moving beyond the traditional view of folklore that situates it in historical practice and narrowly defined genres, entries in this volume demonstrate how folklife remains a vital part of communities' self-definitions. Fifty thematic entries address subjects such as car culture, funerals, hip-hop, and powwows. In 56 topical entries, contributors focus on more specific elements of folklife, such as roadside memorials, collegiate stepping, quinceanera celebrations, New Orleans marching bands, and hunting dogs. Together, the entries demonstrate that southern folklife is dynamically alive and everywhere around us, giving meaning to the everyday unfolding of community life.

What If? II

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Author: Robert Cowley

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101220795

Category: History

Page: 448

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What if Lincoln didn't abolish slavery? What if an assassin succeeded in killing FDR in 1933? This volume presents 25 intriguing "what if..." scenarios by some of today's greatest historical minds-including James Bradley, Caleb Carr, James Chace, Theodore F. Cook, Jr., Carlos M.N. Eire, George Feifer, Thomas Fleming, Richard B. Frank, Victor Davis Hanson, Cecelia Holland, Alistair Horne, David Kahn, Robert Katz, John Lukacs, William H. McNeill, Lance Morrow, Williamson Murray, Josiah Ober, Robert L. O'Connell, Geoffrey Parker, Theodore K. Rabb, Andrew Roberts, Roger Spiller, Geoffrey C. Ward, and Tom Wicker.

Zwischen mir und der Welt

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Author: Ta-Nehisi Coates

Publisher: Hanser Berlin

ISBN: 3446251952

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

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Wenn in den USA schwarze Teenager von Polizisten ermordet werden, ist das nur ein Problem von individueller Verfehlung? Nein, denn rassistische Gewalt ist fest eingewebt in die amerikanische Identität – sie ist das, worauf das Land gebaut ist. Afroamerikaner besorgten als Sklaven seinen Reichtum und sterben als freie Bürger auf seinen Straßen. In seinem schmerzhaften, leidenschaftlichen Manifest verdichtet Ta-Nehisi Coates amerikanische und persönliche Geschichte zu einem Appell an sein Land, sich endlich seiner Vergangenheit zu stellen. Sein Buch wurde in den USA zum Nr.-1-Bestseller und ist schon jetzt ein Klassiker, auf den sich zukünftig alle Debatten um Rassismus beziehen werden.

Wetlands of the American Midwest

A Historical Geography of Changing Attitudes

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Author: Hugh Prince

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226682808

Category: Science

Page: 410

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How people perceive wetlands has always played a crucial role in determining how people act toward them. In this readable and objective account, Hugh Prince examines literary evidence as well as government and scientific documents to uncover the history of changing attitudes toward wetlands in the American Midwest. As attitudes changed, so did scientific research agendas, government policies, and farmers' strategies for managing their land. Originally viewed as bountiful sources of wildlife by indigenous peoples, wet areas called "wet prairies," "swamps," or "bogs" in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries were considered productive only when drained for agricultural use. Beginning in the 1950s, many came to see these renamed "wetlands" as valuable for wildlife and soil conservation. Prince's book will appeal to a wide readership, ranging from geographers and environmental historians to the many government and private agencies and individuals concerned with wetland research, management, and preservation.

I Made this Jar--

The Life and Works of the Enslaved African-American Potter, Dave

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Author: Dave,Jill Beute Koverman

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780938983125

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 101

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Dominion from Sea to Sea

Pacific Ascendancy and American Power

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Author: Bruce Cumings

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300154979

Category: Political Science

Page: 608

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America is the first world power to inhabit an immense land mass open at both ends to the world’s two largest oceans—the Atlantic and the Pacific. This gives America a great competitive advantage often overlooked by Atlanticists, whose focus remains overwhelmingly fixed on America’s relationship with Europe. Bruce Cumings challenges the Atlanticist perspective in this innovative new history, arguing that relations with Asia influenced our history greatly. Cumings chronicles how the movement westward, from the Middle West to the Pacific, has shaped America’s industrial, technological, military, and global rise to power. He unites domestic and international history, international relations, and political economy to demonstrate how technological change and sharp economic growth have created a truly bicoastal national economy that has led the world for more than a century. Cumings emphasizes the importance of American encounters with Mexico, the Philippines, and the nations of East Asia. The result is a wonderfully integrative history that advances a strong argument for a dual approach to American history incorporating both Atlanticist and Pacificist perspectives.

Achievement In Science

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Author: D. Bhaskara Rao

Publisher: Discovery Publishing House

ISBN: 9788171412808

Category:

Page: 151

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Contents: - Introduction, Related Literature, Research Design, Data Analysis and Findings, Conclusions and Discussion.

Sing Them Over Again to Me

Hymns and Hymnbooks in America

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Author: Mark A. Noll

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 0817352929

Category: Music

Page: 260

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Hymns and hymnbooks as American historical and cultural icons. This work is a study of the importance of Protestant hymns in defining America and American religion. It explores the underappreciated influence of hymns in shaping many spheres of personal and corporate life as well as the value of hymns for studying religious life. Distinguishing features of this volume are studies of the most popular hymns (“Amazing Grace,” “O, For a Thousand Tongues to Sing,” “All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name”), with attention to the ability of such hymns to reveal, as they are altered and adapted, shifts in American popular religion. The book also focuses attention on the role hymns play in changing attitudes about race, class, gender, economic life, politics, and society.

Bruce Springsteen and Philosophy

Darkness on the Edge of Truth

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Author: Randall E. Auxier,Douglas R. Anderson

Publisher: Open Court

ISBN: 0812697774

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

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Known as the working man's poet, the Boardwalk prophet, or simply, the Boss. If "love is a banquet at which we feed," Bruce Springsteen has provided much food for thought. In this collection of metaphysical probes, a gang of E-street philosophers will undress Bruce's deeper mysteries like irresistible Jersey girls. Can Springsteen settle the nature-nurture debate through his song "Born to Run"? What do the famous philosopher Ricuoer and Springsteen have in common in their depiction of time? These die-hard Springsteen fans, who just happen to be philosophers, compile an entertaining handbook to the field of Springsteen studies, covering topics like Springsteen's connection to Marx and the proletariat, Springsteen's concept of the soul, and his status as a poet.