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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Verbales Judo

Die sanfte Kunst der Überzeugung

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Author: George J. Thompson,Jerry B. Jenkins

Publisher: MVG Verlag

ISBN: 3961212090

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

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Mit diesem Longseller aus den USA lernt der Leser, wie er die größten Kommunikationsfehler durch einfache, leicht zu merkende Strategien vermeiden kann. Verbales Judo ist die Kunst, auf jeden Schlagabtausch perfekt vorbereitet zu sein. Effektiver zuhören und sprechen, andere durch Empathie für sich einnehmen, Konflikte entschärfen und einvernehmlich mit dem Partner oder dem Chef eine Lösung finden: All das und noch viel mehr verspricht George J. Thompson. Mit diesen Tipps muss man keinen Konflikt mehr scheuen!

Pre-Suasion

Wie Sie bereits vor der Verhandlung gewinnen

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Author: Robert Cialdini

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593435926

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 343

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So bekommen Sie, was Sie wollen! Immer wieder kommen Sie in Situationen, in denen Sie andere in ihrem Verhalten beeinflussen wollen. Ihr Kunde soll den Kaufvertrag unterschreiben oder Ihr Kind soll Vokabeln lernen. Egal wie: Die anderen sollen sich von uns überzeugen lassen und endlich Ja sagen. Doch wie bringen wir sie dazu? Der Sozialpsychologe und Meister der Beeinflussung Robert Cialdini hat es herausgefunden: Die überzeugendsten Verhandler gewinnen den Deal, schon bevor es zum eigentlichen Gespräch kommt. Wie sie das machen und wie auch Ihnen das gelingt, zeigt dieses augenöffnende Buch.

Auf Umwegen

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Author: Andrew Smith

Publisher: Königskinder

ISBN: 364692795X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 352

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Finn berechnet die Zeit in Meilen, nicht in Minuten. So erklärt er sich die Welt und so überzeugt er sich davon, wirklich zu sein, nicht eine Romanfigur im Kult-Bestseller seines Vaters. Stets am Rande der Katastrophe – als Kind ist ein totes Pferd von einer Brücke auf ihn gefallen – hat Finn immerhin den besten Freund der Welt: den total irren, aber ganz vortrefflichen Cade. Und dann lernt er Julia kennen, das erste Mädchen, das er liebt. Als Julia wegzieht bricht Finn das Herz. Zusammen mit Cade macht er sich auf eine Reise, die sie nicht – wie geplant – zum College ihrer Wahl führt. Ein unerwarteter Unfall macht sie zu ebenso unerwarteten Helden.

Formen, die der kapitalistischen Produktion vorhergehen

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Author: Karl Marx

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3843043957

Category: Fiction

Page: 52

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Karl Marx: Formen, die der kapitalistischen Produktion vorhergehen Auszug aus den ökonomischen Manuskripten der Jahre 1857/58, die erstmals 1939 unter dem Titel »Grundrisse der Kritik der politischen Ökonomie« veröffentlicht wurden (Moskau 1939). – Die eckigen Klammern bei Marx wurden durch geschweifte Klammern ersetzt. Vollständige Neuausgabe. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2014. Textgrundlage ist die Ausgabe: Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels: Werke. Herausgegeben vom Institut für Marxismus-Leninismus beim ZK der SED, 43 Bände, Band 42, Berlin: Dietz-Verlag, 1983. Die Paginierung obiger Ausgabe wird in dieser Neuausgabe als Marginalie zeilengenau mitgeführt. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage. Gesetzt aus Minion Pro, 12 pt.

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

City of Thieves

Roman

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Author: Natalie C. Anderson

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423432810

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 400

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Aktuell, gesellschaftskritisch und zugleich hochspannend Tina war 5, als sie mit ihrer Mutter aus ihrer Heimat, dem Kongo, fliehen musste und Zuflucht in Sangui City, Kenia, fand. Als ihre Mutter ermordet im Haus ihres Arbeitgebers aufgefunden wird, hat Tina nur ein Ziel: Rache zu nehmen für den Mord an ihrer Mutter. Die nächsten Jahre versucht sie auf der Straße zu überleben, unter dem Schutz der Goondas, der führenden Gang in Sangui City, die Tina zur Meisterdiebin ausbilden. Als endlich der Moment der Rache gekommen ist, muss Tina, inzwischen 16, feststellen, dass die Wahrheit viel komplizierter und brutaler ist, als sie geahnt hatte. Die Aufklärung des Mordes führt Tina zurück in den Kongo, wo sie erfahren muss, dass ihre Mutter ihr vieles aus der Vergangenheit verschwiegen hat. Und das bringt sie und die ihr Nahestehenden in große Gefahr…

Drachenreiter

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Author: Cornelia Funke

Publisher: Dressler Verlag

ISBN: 3862722856

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 448

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Eine abenteuerliche Reise liegt vor Lung, dem silbernen Drachen, und seinen Begleitern, dem Koboldmädchen Schwefelfell und dem Waisenjungen Ben. Sie sind auf der Suche nach einem sicheren Ort für Lungs Artgenossen, für die es in der Menschenwelt keinen Platz mehr zu geben scheint. Lung setzt seine ganze Hoffnung auf den sagenumwobenen "Saum des Himmels". Dort, irgendwo zwischen den Gipfeln des Himalaya versteckt, soll die ursprüngliche Heimat der Drachen liegen. Noch ahnen die drei jedoch nicht, dass es etwas viel Bedrohlicheres als die Menschen gibt - Nesselbrand den Goldenen, das gefährlichste Drachen jagende Ungeheuer, das die Welt je gesehen hat. Und er ist ihnen auch schon auf der Spur ...