Monsters

A Bedford Spotlight Reader

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Author: Andrew J. Hoffman

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

ISBN: 9781457690303

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

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Monsters of Film, Fiction, and Fable

The Cultural Links between the Human and Inhuman

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Author: Lisa Wenger Bro,Crystal O' Leary-Davidson,Mary Ann Gareis

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1527514838

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 412

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Monsters are a part of every society, and ours is no exception. They are deeply embedded in our history, our mythos, and our culture. However, treating them as simply a facet of children’s stories or escapist entertainment belittles their importance. When examined closely, we see that monsters have always represented the things we fear: that which is different, which we can’t understand, which is dangerous, which is Other. But in many ways, monsters also represent our growing awareness of ourselves and our changing place in a continually shrinking world. Contemporary portrayals of the monstrous often have less to do with what we fear in others than with what we fear about ourselves, what we fear we might be capable of. The nineteen essays in this volume explore the place and function of the monstrous in a variety of media – stories and novels like Baum’s Oz books or Gibson’s Neuromancer; television series and feature films like The Walking Dead or Edward Scissorhands; and myths and legends like Beowulf and The Loch Ness Monster – in order to provide a closer understanding of not just who we are and who we have been, but also who we believe we can be – for better or worse.

American Subcultures

A Bedford Spotlight Reader

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Author: Eric Rawson

Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education

ISBN: 1319102379

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

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American Subcultures explores questions about how marginalized communities affect our shared experience: What is life like in a marginalized group? How do subcultures define themselves? By what means does a subculture challenge authority? How do subcultures reproduce the values of mainstream culture? In what ways have subcultures been subsumed by the larger culture, and how have the subcultures responded? Readings by psychologists, journalists, philosophers, sociologists, activists, and others take up these issues and more. Questions and assignments for each selection provide a range of activities for students and the website for the Spotlight Series (macmillanlearning.com/spotlight) offers instructor support with sample syllabi and additional teaching resources. The Bedford Spotlight Reader Series is an exciting line of single-theme readers, each featuring Bedford's trademark care and quality. An Editorial Board of more than a dozen compositionists at schools focusing on specific themes assist in the development of the series. The readers in the series collect thoughtfully chosen readings sufficient for an entire writing course--about 35 selections--to allow instructors to provide carefully developed, high-quality instruction at an affordable price. Bedford Spotlight Readers are designed to help students make inquiries from multiple perspectives, opening up topics such as language diversity, music, borders, humor, monsters, happiness, money, food, sustainability, and gender to critical analysis. The readers are flexibly arranged in thematic chapters, each focusing in depth on a different facet of the central topic.

Sustainability

A Bedford Spotlight Reader

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Author: Christian R. Weisser

Publisher: Bedford Books

ISBN: 9781319056612

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 368

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Sustainability explores questions around the central concept of sustainability: What are its foundations and politics? How do crises challenge sustainability? How is sustainability connected to local and transnational environments? How is sustainability connected to tourism and recreation? Readings by a range of ecologists, urban planners, philosophers, geographers, reporters, artists, and ordinary citizens take up these questions and more. Questions and assignments for each selection provide a range of activities for students. The website for the Spotlight Series offers comprehensive instructor support with sample syllabi and additional teaching resources. The Bedford Spotlight Reader Series is an exciting line of single-theme readers, each reflecting Bedford's trademark care and quality. An editorial board of a dozen compositionists at schools with courses focusing on specific themes assists in the development of the series. Each reader collects thoughtfully chosen selections sufficient for an entire writing course--about 35 pieces--to allow instructors to provide carefully developed, high-quality instruction at an affordable price. Bedford Spotlight Readers are designed to help students from all majors make sustained inquiries from multiple perspectives, opening up topics such as money, food, border crossings, music, humor, subcultures, happiness, monsters, sustainability, and gender to critical analysis. The readers are flexibly arranged in thematic chapters, with each chapter focusing in depth on a different facet of the central topic. The website for the Spotlight Series offers comprehensive instructor support with sample syllabi and additional teaching resources.

Writing Music

A Bedford Spotlight Reader

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Author: Jeff Ousborne

Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education

ISBN: 1319120121

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: N.A

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Writing Music explores questions around the central topic of music: What is music--and why do we love It? How does music express and shape the self? How do we make and consume music? How does music negotiate race and ethnicity? What does music reveal about sexuality and gender? Readings by musicians, psychologists, philosophers, economists, and others take up these issues and more. Questions and assignments for each selection provide a range of activities for students, while the website for the Spotlight Series offers instructor support with additional teaching resources at macmillanlearning.com/spotlight. The Bedford Spotlight Reader Series is an exciting line of single-theme readers, each featuring Bedford's trademark care and quality. An Editorial Board of more than a dozen compositionists at schools focusing on specific themes assists in the development of the series. The readers in the series collect thoughtfully chosen readings sufficient for an entire writing course--about 35 selections--to allow instructors to provide carefully developed, high-quality instruction at an affordable price. Bedford Spotlight Readers are designed to help students make inquiries from multiple perspectives, opening up topics such as language, humor, monsters, borders, subcultures, happiness, money, food, sustainability, and gender to critical analysis. The readers are flexibly arranged in thematic chapters, each focusing in depth on a different facet of the central topic.

Language Diversity and Academic Writing

A Bedford Spotlight Reader

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Author: Samantha Looker-Koenigs

Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education

ISBN: 1319136419

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: N.A

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Language Diversity and Academic Writing encourages students to understand the diversity within their own and others' language and apply that knowledge to their academic writing. Readings by linguists, journalists, novelists, educators, writing researchers, and student writers explore a range of questions about language and writing: How does language reflect and construct our identities and influence how we are perceived by others? How do the features and rules of language and writing change over time and across situations? How do we position ourselves as writers in academic contexts and beyond? Questions and assignments for each selection provide a range of activities for students, and the website for the Spotlight series (macmillanlearning.com/spotlight) offers comprehensive instructor support with sample syllabi and additional teaching resources. The Bedford Spotlight Reader Series is an exciting line of single-theme readers, each featuring Bedford's trademark care and quality. An Editorial Board of more than a dozen compositionists at schools focusing on specific themes assists in the development of the series. The readers in the series collect thoughtfully chosen readings sufficient for an entire writing course--about 35 selections--to allow instructors to provide carefully developed, high-quality instruction at an affordable price. Bedford Spotlight Readers are designed to help students make inquiries from multiple perspectives, opening up topics such as subcultures,, music, borders, humor, monsters, happiness, money, food, sustainability, and gender to critical analysis. The readers are flexibly arranged in thematic chapters, each focusing in depth on a different facet of the central topic.

Food Matters

A Bedford Spotlight Reader

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Author: Holly Bauer

Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education

ISBN: 1319070396

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

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Food Matters, Second Edition, explores questions about the seemingly simple concept of food: What is the purpose of food: sustenance, pleasure, health? How does what we eat determine and reflect our identities? What political, social, and cultural forces affect our food choices? What does it mean to eat ethically? What is food, exactly, and how do advances in technology affect our definition of it? Readings by a range of essayists, scientists, linguists, journalists, farmers, artists, and ordinary citizens take up these questions and more. Questions and assignments for each selection provide a range of activities for students. This new edition of Food Matters features current readings that reflect the evolving conversation about food in our society. The Bedford Spotlight Reader Series is an exciting line of single-theme readers, each reflecting Bedford’s trademark care and quality. An editorial board of a dozen compositionists at schools with courses focusing on specific themes assists in the development of the series. Each reader collects thoughtfully chosen selections sufficient for an entire writing course—about 35 pieces—to allow instructors to provide carefully developed, high-quality instruction at an affordable price. Bedford Spotlight Readers are designed to help students from all majors make sustained inquiries from multiple perspectives, opening up topics such as money, food, border crossings, music, humor, subcultures, happiness, monsters, sustainability, and gender to critical analysis. The readers are flexibly arranged in thematic chapters, with each chapter focusing in depth on a different facet of the central topic. The website for the Spotlight Series offers comprehensive instructor support with sample syllabi and additional teaching resources.

Wie man Freunde gewinnt

Die Kunst, beliebt und einflussreich zu werden

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Author: Dale Carnegie

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104031479

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

View: 9824

Dieses Buch zeigt Ihnen: - wie man Freunde gewinnt - wie man auf neuen Wegen zu neuen Zielen gelangt - wie man beliebt wird - wie man seine Umwelt beeinflußt - wie man mehr Ansehen erlangt - wie man im Beruf erfolgreicher wird - wie man Streit vermeidet - wie man ein guter Redner und brillanter Gesellschafter wird - wie man den Charakter seiner Mitmenschen erkennt - wie man seine Mitarbeiter anspornt und vieles mehr...

Little Bee

Roman

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Author: Chris Cleave

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 342341698X

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Manchmal wünscht sie sich, sie wäre eine englische Pfundmünze: dann würde sich nämlich jeder freuen, sie zu sehen. Little Bee ist 16 Jahre alt und stammt aus Afrika. In ihrer Heimat ist ihr Schreckliches zugestoßen, und seit zwei Jahren lebt sie in einem englischen Abschiebelager für Asylbewerber. Trotz allem ist sie ein Mensch voll Lebensfreude, Witz und Intelligenz. In England kennt sie außerhalb des Lagers nur zwei Menschen: Vor Jahren hat sie in Nigeria das Ehepaar Sarah und Andrew, die im englischen Kingston-upon-Thames ein privilegiertes Leben führen, kennengelernt. Ein furchtbares gemeinsames Erlebnis hat eine tragische Verbindung zwischen ihnen geschaffen. Als Little Bee aus dem Lager entlassen wird, ruft sie bei Sarah und Andrew an. Ein Anruf, der unvorhersehbare Folgen hat: Einige Tage später bringt sich Andrew um. Und kurz darauf steht Little Bee vor Sarahs Tür ...

The Rhetoric of Humor

A Bedford Spotlight Reader

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Author: Kirk Boyle

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

ISBN: 9781319020132

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 352

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The Rhetoric of Humor explores questions around the central concept of humor and comedic writing: What takes place when we laugh? When might jokes be inappropriate? What is the role of humor in a democratic society? How does one write an effective comedic argument? Readings by comedians, philosophers, journalists, cartoonists, sociologists, activists and others take up these issues and more. Questions and assignments for each selection provide a range of activities for students, while the website for the Spotlight Series offers comprehensive instructor support with sample syllabi and additional teaching resources. The Bedford Spotlight Reader Series is an exciting line of single-theme readers, each featuring Bedford’s trademark care and quality. An Editorial Board of more than a dozen compositionists at schools focusing on specific themes assists in the development of the series. The readers in the series collect thoughtfully chosen readings sufficient for an entire writing course—about 35 selections—to allow instructors to provide carefully developed, high-quality instruction at an affordable price. Bedford Spotlight Readers are designed to help students make inquiries from multiple perspectives, opening up topics such as monsters, borders, subcultures, happiness, money, food, sustainability, and gender to critical analysis. The readers are flexibly arranged in thematic chapters, each focusing in depth on a different facet of the central topic.

K - Kidnapped

Thriller

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Author: Chelsea Cain

Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3641158036

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Sie hat überlebt ... Jetzt schlägt sie zurück. Als sechsjähriges Mädchen gekidnapped, fünf Jahre später befreit – ganz Amerika verfolgte damals den Entführungsfall der Kick Lannigan. Jetzt ist Kick einundzwanzig. Geübt in Kampfsportarten und auf dem Schießplatz, hat sie sich ein Leben aufgebaut, in dem sie sich sicher fühlt. Bis ein Mann namens John Bishop ungebeten in ihrer Wohnung auftaucht. Bishop spürt vermisste Kinder auf. Er ist überzeugt, dass nur Kick ihm in seinem aktuellen Fall helfen kann, und er akzeptiert kein Nein als Antwort. Doch um die entführten Kinder zu retten, muss Kick eine Reise in ihre eigene dunkle Vergangenheit wagen – eine Reise, die tödliche Gefahren birgt ...

The Morals of Monster Stories

Essays on Children's Picture Book Messages

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Author: Leslie Ormandy

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476664846

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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The simplicity of children's picture books--stories told with illustrations and a few well chosen words or none at all--makes them powerful tools for teaching morals and personal integrity. Children follow the story and see the characters' behaviors on the page and interpret them in the context of their own lives. But unlike many picture books, most children's lives don't feature monsters. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Times New Roman'} This collection of new essays explores the societally sanctioned behaviors imparted to children through the use of monsters and supernatural characters. Topics include monsters as instructors, the normalization of strangers or the "other," fostering gender norms, and therapeutic monsters, among others.

Cupido

Thriller

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Author: Jilliane Hoffman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783942656177

Category:

Page: 396

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Dracula - Die Wiederkehr

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Author: Dacre Stoker,Ian Holt

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3802584090

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

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Fünfundzwanzig Jahre sind vergangen, seit die Vampirjäger um Professor van Helsing den gefürchteten Dracula zur Strecke brachten. Doch der Friede ist trügerisch. In London geschehen unheimliche Dinge, und Jonathan Harker wird ermordet am Picadilly Circus aufgefunden. Irgendjemand scheint es auf diejenigen abgesehen zu haben, die damals an der Vernichtung des dunklen Grafen mitwirkten. Harkers Sohn Quincey tritt in die Fußstapfen seines Vaters, um den Mord aufzuklären. Dabei macht er rätselhafte Entdeckungen. Könnte es sein, dass der legendäre Dracula noch unter den Lebenden weilt?

Das Schwein, das unbedingt gegessen werden möchte

100 philosophische Gedankenspiele

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Author: Julian Baggini

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783492048682

Category:

Page: 311

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Gilt Flirten im Internet schon als Fremdgehen? Darf man jemanden für etwas bestrafen, das er noch nicht verbrochen hat? Wie wissen wir, ob wir wach sind oder träumen? Baggini knackt 100 'philosophische Nüsse'. Darf ein überzeugter Vegetarier das Fleisch e

Mädchenfänger

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Author: Jilliane Hoffman

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644204519

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 4905

«FYI. pink steht dir gut (Smiley)» Die dreizehnjährige Lainey kann es kaum fassen. Zach, der gutaussehende Sonnyboy aus dem Chatroom, steht offensichtlich auf sie. Und er will sie treffen. Als sie von der Schule nicht nach Hause kommt, nehmen alle an, dass Lainey weggelaufen ist. So wie ihre ältere Schwester Denise vor ein paar Jahren. Routinemäßig wird FBI-Agent Robert Dees in die Untersuchung miteinbezogen. Bobby ist Spezialist für verschwundene Kinder – nicht nur beruflich, sondern auch privat. Seine eigene Tochter Katy verschwand vor fast einem Jahr, und niemand hat seitdem wieder etwas von ihr gehört. Lainey ist nicht weggelaufen, da ist sich Bobby sicher. Doch zunächst führen alle Spuren ins Nichts. Bis ihm ein schreckliches Gemälde zugespielt wird – es zeigt eine gefesselte junge Frau. Anhand des Gemäldes findet Bobby heraus, wo das Mädchen gefangen gehalten wird – doch sie kommen zu spät. Das Mädchen ist tot. Es ist nicht Lainey, doch im Bild finden sich Hinweise auf sie. Bobby kommt der Verdacht, dass sie es mit einem Serienmörder zu tun haben, der es auf junge Mädchen abgesehen hat, von denen alle denken, sie seien weggelaufen. So wie Katy ...

Die Knochenuhren

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Author: David Mitchell

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644047219

Category: Fiction

Page: 816

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An einem verschlafenen Sommertag des Jahres 1984 begegnet die junge Holly Sykes einer alten Frau, die ihr im Tausch für «Asyl» einen kleinen Gefallen tut. Jahrzehnte werden vergehen, bis Holly Sykes genau versteht, welche Bedeutung die alte Frau dadurch für ihre Existenz bekommen hat. Die Knochenuhren folgt den Wendungen von Holly Sykes’ Leben von einer tristen Kindheit am Unterlauf der Themse bis zum hohen Alter an Irlands Atlantikküste, in einer Zeit, da Europa das Öl ausgeht. Ein Leben, das gar nicht so ungewöhnlich ist und doch punktiert durch seltsame Vorahnungen, Besuche von Leuten, die sich aus dem Nichts materialisieren, Zeitlöcher und andere kurze Aussetzer der Gesetze der Wirklichkeit. Denn Holly – Tochter, Schwester, Mutter, Hüterin – ist zugleich die unwissende Protagonistin einer mörderischen Fehde, die sich in den Schatten und dunklen Winkeln unserer Welt abspielt – ja, sie wird sich vielleicht sogar als deren entscheidende Waffe erweisen. Metaphysischer Thriller, moralische Betrachtung und Chronik unseres selbstzerstörerischen Handelns – dieser kaleidoskopische Roman mit seiner Vielfalt von Themen, Schauplätzen und Zeiten birst vor Erfindungsreichtum und jener Intelligenz, die David Mitchell zu einem der herausragenden Autoren seiner Generation gemacht hat.