Michael A. Allen and Justin S. Vaughn
Poli Sci Fi: An Introduction to Political Science through Science Fiction allows readers, students, and instructors to explore the multiple worlds of science fiction while gaining a firm grasp of core political science concepts. This carefully composed text is comprised of sixteen brief chapters, each of which takes a prominent science fiction film or television episode and uses it to explore fundamental components of political science. The book is designed to serve as a supplemental text for undergraduate political science courses, especially Introduction to Political Science. The structure and content of the volume is shaped around the organization and coverage of several leading texts in this area, and includes major parts devoted to theory and epistemology, political behavior, institutions, identity, states and inter-states relations. Its emphasis on science fiction — and particularly on popular movies and television programs — speaks to the popularity of the genre as well as the growing understanding that popular culture can be an extraordinarily successful vehicle for communicating difficult yet foundational concepts, especially to introductory level college students.
Gautam Basu Thakur
Braiding together a discussion of reviving postcolonial studies with a critical interrogation of James Cameron's 2009 film Avatar, this book offers a concise introduction to postcolonial theory, focusing in particular on issues of representation, discourse, subalternity, and subject production, and it intervenes in the longstanding debate over reading Cameron's film as either an anti-colonial allegory or a racist narrative.
Media Transatlantic: Developments in Media and Communication Studies Between North American and German-Speaking Europe
This book reflects recent scholarly and theoretical developments in media studies, or Medienwissenschaft. It focuses on linkages between North America and German-speaking Europe, and brings together and contextualizes contributions from a range of leading scholars. In addition to introducing English-language readers to some of the most prominent contemporary German media theorists and philosophers, including Claus Pias, Sybille Krämer and Rainer Leschke, the book shows how foundational North American contributions are themselves inspired and informed by continental sources. This book takes Harold Innis or Marshall McLuhan (and other members of the "Toronto School") as central points of reference, and traces prospective and retrospective lines of influence in a cultural geography that is increasingly global in its scope. In so doing, the book also represents a new episode in the international reception and reinterpretation of the work of Innis and McLuhan, the two founders of the theory and study of media.
Virginia Leigh Hatch and Anthony Walsh
Capital Punishment: Theory and Practice of the Ultimate Penalty is a fair, balanced, and accessible introduction to the greatest moral issue facing the American criminal justice system today. Opening with a unique chapter that outlines the philosophical and theoretical explanations for punishment and its relevance to the death-penalty debate, the authors then explore the wide array of topics in the field.
James Patrick Kelly
Discover Idaho in a New Way
With powdery winter slopes, cedar-lined lakes, and rust-colored high deserts, Idaho is a multifaceted gem.
This book tells you what you need to know to plan the perfect trip for you:
- Idaho's best road trips
- A guide to the state's world-class skiing and snowboarding
- Where to find adventure in the Rockies, including backpacking and white-water rafting
- Suggestions for a wine-tasting tour of the Snake River Valley
- The best places to get away from it all
Gender and cultural studies readings of Tennessee Williams's work have provided diverse perspectives on his complex representations of sexuality, whether of himself as an openly gay man or of his characters, many of whom narrate or dramatize sexual attitudes and behavior that cross heteronormative boundaries of the mid-century period. Several of these studies have positioned Williams and his work amid the public tensions in American life for four decades, from 1940 to 1980, as notions of equality and freedom of choice challenged prejudice and repression in law and in society. To date, however, neither Williams's homosexuality nor his persistent representations of sexual transgressions have been examined as legal matters that challenged the rule of law.
Directed by legal history and informed by multiple strands of Williams's studies criticism, both textual and cultural, this book explores the interplay of select topics defined and debated in law texts with those same topics in Williams's personal and imaginative texts. By tracing the obscure and the transparent representations of homosexuality specifically, and diverse sexualities more generally, through selected stories and plays, this book charts the intersections between Williams's literature and the laws that governed the period. His imaginative works, backlit by his personal documents and historical and legal records from the period, underscore his preoccupation with depictions of diverse sexualities throughout his career. Williams's use of legal language and its varied effects on his texts demonstrate his works from multiple and complex intersections with major twentieth-century concerns, including significant legal and cultural dialogues about identity formation, intimacy, privacy, and difference.
Karen C. Pinto
Hundreds of exceptional cartographic images are scattered throughout medieval and early modern Arabic, Persian, and Turkish manuscript collections. The plethora of copies created around the Islamic world over the course of eight centuries testifies to the enduring importance of these medieval visions for the Muslim cartographic imagination. With Medieval Islamic Maps, historian Karen C. Pinto brings us the first in-depth exploration of medieval Islamic cartography from the mid-tenth to the nineteenth century.
Pinto focuses on the distinct tradition of maps known collectively as the Book of Routes and Realms (Kitāb al-masālik wa-al-mamālik, or KMMS), examining it from three distinct angles—iconography, context, and patronage. She untangles the history of the KMMS maps, traces their inception and evolution, and analyzes them to reveal the identities of their creators, painters, and patrons, as well as the vivid realities of the social and physical world they depicted. In doing so, Pinto develops innovative techniques for approaching the visual record of Islamic history, explores how medieval Muslims perceived themselves and their world, and brings Islamic maps into the forefront of the study of the history of cartography.
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This Community Service Book helps you think about making a big difference in your neighborhood, your school, and even your town! When you help out your community with your special skills and talent, it can make an amazing difference in so many different ways. You can help people, animals, and our beautiful planet. This book begins the adventure with fun activities as planning out your service project and really thinking about what you are doing and how you can change the world.
Margaret Sass and Charles A. Calahan
Interested in the diverse world around you? Ready to engage in the cultural community?
Your cultural diversity adventure begins through a process of self-assessments and reflections that help you become more knowledgeable about the concept and the importance of being interculturally aware. This handbook provides an opportunity for you to understand your own personal, academic, and meaning making experiences with different cultures and communities. It can positively impact your academic and employment success. This handbook can be used for a one-time event or a project that lasts a few days or multiple weeks. You have now entered a new world of global opportunities.
Jen Schneider, Steve Schwarze, Peter K. Bsumek, and Jennifer Peeples
Faced with a "war on coal," the always-looming "threat of regulation," and imminent "economic collapse," how does one of the world's largest and most powerful industries respond? Under Pressure seeks to answer that question by examining five rhetorical strategies used by the US coal industry to secure its interests in the face of shifting energy markets and regulatory policies. These powerful but previously unnamed rhetorical moves include Industrial Apocalyptic, Corporate Ventriloquism, the Technological Shell Game, the Hypocrite's Trap, and Energy Utopia. These strategies are indicative of the industry's complex and at times contradictory engagement with neolibral principles—market rationality, corporate social responsibility, and individualism—that often foreclose meaningful and effective democratic engagement with environmental crises. As the coal industry has become the leading target for those seeking more aggressive action to mitigate climate change, their corporate advocacy may foreshadow rhetorical strategies available to other industries as they manage similar economic and cultural shifts.
Matchmaking is a tradition as old as marriage itself, and the activities and practices surrounding it have shifted alongside marriage. Building Relationships: Online Dating and the New Logics of Internet Culture uses an apparatus approach to media analysis to examine logics of compatibility, online dating site procedures, and user narratives of popular matchmaking sites. Dawn Shepherd's investigation serves as a case study to help understand the larger relationship between contemporary identity and what she calls matching technologies—the complex of big data, computational processing, and cultural assumptions that power today's most popular web applications.
Roel Snieder and Jen Schneider
We live in an age where working in science or engineering offers tremendous professional opportunities - the pace of scientific development is truly breathtaking. Yet many researchers in the sciences, social sciences, and engineering struggle with the pressures of the fast-paced academic workplace, and struggle to harmonize their work lives with their personal lives. Scientists are under ever-increasing pressure to publish cutting-edge research, secure research grants, gain tenure, and teach and mentor students. The result can be burnout, exhaustion, and stress on a personal level, and difficulty in recruiting and retaining talented, diverse people in science and engineering.
There are many publications about the practical aspects of being a scientist, but there is little guidance on how best to balance the pressures of being a scientific professional. This book, written for graduate students and researchers at all stages of their careers, aims to help scientists by identifying and questioning the core beliefs that drive a culture of overwork, and provides real-world examples and exercises for those wishing to do things differently. The book considers such questions as:
- How do you know whether your life is out of balance, and how do you bring it back into harmony?
- How can you harmonize the efforts required to contribute to and enjoy your work and home environments?
- How can you develop a healthy and sustainable lifestyle while being productive at work?
- How can you unseat counterproductive beliefs about how scientists are supposed to work and interact?
- How can you create more meaningful relationships with your colleagues, students, and family?
Written in a lively, narrative style, and including interview excerpts from practicing scientists, social scientists, and engineers, this book serves as a guide for those seeking to practice the seven traits of the joyful scientist, guiding readers to lead more balanced lives as scientists, and to be more creative and productive in their research.
Meredith A. Taylor Black
In King Cotton in International Trade Meredith A. Taylor Black provides a comprehensive analysis of the WTO cotton dispute and its significant jurisprudential and negotiating effect on disciplining and containing the negative effects of highly trade-distorting agricultural subsidies of developed countries. To that end, this work details the historic, economic, and political background leading up to Brazil's challenge of the US cotton subsidies and the main findings of the five WTO reports that largely upheld that challenge. It explores the impacts of the successful challenge in terms of political and negotiating dynamics involving agriculture subsidies and other trade-related issues in the WTO while examining the effects on domestic agriculture subsidy reforms in the United States and the European Union. Finally, this volume sets forth the possible impacts of the Cotton challenge on the negotiating end-game of the Doha Development Round.
Love is a little word with a universe of meanings and has engaged people's interest throughout human history. The need to give and receive love lies deep within human nature. Philosophers, poets, theologians, sociologists, and scientists have all attempted to explain its exact origin, but is it an evolutionary adaptation or a social construct?
Anthony Walsh posits that the nature of and need for love has biological origins. He draws upon Darwin's sexual selection theory to define the perceptions of love by infants through the process of experience-dependent brain wiring. He observes that mother love makes a child capable of loving and that father love makes a child feel worthy of love. He appraises the origin and purpose of romantic love in his discussions on sexual reproduction by looking at chemical and neurological responses to love and the influence of love on one's physical and mental health.
With frequent quotes from literary masters like Shakespeare to orient one's scientific and humanistic understanding of love, Walsh goes on to explore various styles of romantic love, including monogamy, promiscuity, bartering love, and betrayed love, the effects of a skewed sex ratio on dating and mating practices; and the age-old quest for a perfect society populated by perfect people obeying the biblical command to "love one another."
Anthony Walsh and Craig Hemmens
An accessible and lively introduction to the field, Law, Justice, and Society: A Sociolegal Introduction, Fourth Edition, explores the relationship between legal systems and other social institutions using a distinctive sociological point of view.
Authors Anthony Walsh and Craig Hemmens provide detailed discussions of the various ways in which law impacts people based on race, class, gender, and age while also introducing students to the origins of the law, the history and development of the American legal system, the sociology of law, the court structure, and the difference between civil and criminal law.
Sasha Wang revisits the van Hiele model of geometric thinking with Sfard’s discursive framework to investigate geometric thinking from a discourse perspective. The author focuses on describing and analyzing pre-service teachers’ geometric discourse across different van Hiele levels. The explanatory power of Sfard’s framework provides a rich description of how pre-service teachers think in the context of quadrilaterals. It also contributes to our understanding of human thinking that is illustrated through the analysis of geometric discourse accompanied by vignettes.
Scott Yenor argues that David Hume's reputation as a skeptic is greatly exaggerated. In David Hume's Humanity, Yenor shows how Hume's skepticism is a moment that leads Hume to defend a philosophy grounded in the inescapable assumptions of common life. Humane virtues reflect the proper reaction to the complex mixture of human faculties that define the human condition. These gentle virtues best find their home in the modern commercial republic, such as England. Hume's defense of both common life philosophy and humanity are, however, flawed by his secretly dogmatic assumptions about the nature of history and his enlightened approach to religious teachings and psychology. This study makes the case that Hume's manner of grounding philosophy in common life is essential to any reinvigoration of the humanities. It ultimately holds that Hume's practice of that philosophy is seriously flawed, but a better philosophy of common life is available.
John P. Bieter Jr.
Owyhee County, Idaho also known as the "Big Quiet," is the largest and least inhabited area in the lower forty-eight states. Who has decided how to use it? From violent mine wars in the mid-nineteenth century to environmental conservation disputes at the end of the twentieth, people in the West have battled over the role of government and notions of American identity to answer this question. Winners ultimately controlled the perception of their battles, often shaping the contours of the next conflict.
Similarly, historians debated interpretations of the West. In the early twentieth century, Frederick Jackson Turner argued that interactions on the frontier formed American characteristics of rugged individualism, democracy, aggression, and innovation. The "New" Western historians of the late 1970s attempted to debunk this theory, revealing the racial and ethnic diversity of the West, reminding us of the role of the environment, and documenting how settlers and later corporations conquered land wrested away from Native Americans.
While "New" Western historians shot holes in Turner's thesis, the myths of the Old West prevailed. People craved the identity these myths offered in Western themed novels, films, and tourism more than they craved historical facts. Showdown in the Big Quiet demonstrates how the "Old West" speaks to the "New" and proves how the power of Western mythology moved from background to central character.
Bill Carman is in a constant state of exploration. Exhibiting a unique combination of surface, medium and mark-making, he brings a strangely captivating mix of the organic and inorganic in creating a personal symbolism. Carman employs the juxtaposition of seemingly random things and experiences to form exciting original works.
Isaac M. Castellano
The 2013 debate over whether the United States should intervene in the Syrian conflict raised important questions regarding the benefits countries receive when they intervene in civil wars, and how those benefits are distributed to the citizens of the intervening country. To address these lingering questions, Civil War Interventions and Their Benefits: Unequal Return offers readers a comprehensive examination of the intervention process, examining the decision to intervene, what motivates states, and how their intervention shapes the conflict process. Most importantly, this book examines how states benefit from their interventions and the distribution of intervenor benefits. Specifically, two questions are addressed: What are the benefits of intervention for intervening countries? And how are benefits distributed within the intervenor's society? Using evidence compiled from three case studies (El Salvador, the Philippines, and Sri Lanka), this book examines what motivated states to intervene, how they intervened, what they got from their intervention, and how the benefits of the intervention were distributed among the public. Arguing that foreign policy and security decision making is isolated from the general public, this book demonstrates that citizens gain little from indirect interventions into civil wars.
Victoria A. Farrar-Myers and Justin S. Vaughn
From the presidential race to the battle for the office of New York City mayor, American political candidates' approach to new media strategy is increasingly what makes or breaks their campaigns. Targeted outreach on Facebook and Twitter, placement of a well-timed viral ad, and the ability to roll with the memes, flame wars, and downvotes that might spring from ordinary citizens' engagement with the issues—these skills are heralded as crucial for anyone hoping to get their views heard in a chaotic election cycle. But just how effective are the kinds of media strategies that American politicians employ? And what effect, if any, do citizen-created political media have on the tide of public opinion?
In Controlling the Message, Farrar-Myers and Vaughn curate a series of case studies that use real-time original research from the 2012 election season to explore how politicians and ordinary citizens use and consume new media during political campaigns. Broken down into sections that examine new media strategy from the highest echelons of campaign management all the way down to passive citizen engagement with campaign issues in places like online comment forums, the book ultimately reveals that political messaging in today's diverse new media landscape is a fragile, unpredictable, and sometimes futile process. This collection both interprets important historical data from a watershed campaign season and also explains myriad approaches to political campaign media scholarship—an ideal volume for students, scholars, and political analysts alike.
Megan Fromm, Homer L. Hall, and Aaron Manfull
Covers everything student journalists need to know in a rapidly changing media landscape. Features important concepts and examples from current school publications from around the country. Teaches skills such as the fundamentals of good writing and editing and the basics of newspaper layout and design. Also addressed are topics that journalists are only now facing such as the responsibilities of citizen journalists, managing a news website, and digital security for reporters in the electronic age. This textbook introduces students to the cutting-edge of 21st century journalism and teaches them how to navigate this rapidly evolving field with confidence and skill.
Jason Herbeck and Vincent Grégoire
Albert Camus sustained a lifelong awareness of and appreciation for what he termed le visage de ce monde—the face of this earth. This original collection of essays examines how topography influenced Camus’s understanding and expression of the human condition.
Dennis R. Judd and Stephanie L. Witt
Cities, Sagebrush, and Solitude explores the transformation of the largest desert in North America, the Great Basin, into America's last urban frontier. In recent decades Las Vegas, Reno, Salt Lake City, and Boise have become the anchors for sprawling metropolitan regions. This population explosion has been fueled by the maturing of Las Vegas as the nation's entertainment capital, the rise of Reno as a magnet for multitudes of California expatriates, Salt Lake City's urban corridor development along the Wasatch Range, and Boise's celebrated high-tech economy and hip urban culture.
The growth of cities in a fragile desert region poses a host of environmental challenges. The policies required to manage their impact often collide with an entrenched political culture that has long resisted cooperative or governmental effort. The alchemical mixture of three ingredients—cities, aridity, and a libertarian political outlook—makes the Great Basin a compelling place to study. This book addresses a pressing question: are large cities ultimately sustainable in such a fragile enviornment?
Deborah G. Litt, Susan D. Martin, and Nancy A. Place
Few resources exist to give literacy teacher educators a comprehensive view of effective, innovative practices in their field, making this uniquely practical volume an important addition to the literature. Each chapter describes research findings and pedagogical methods, with an emphasis on what teachers really need to know to succeed. Woven into the text are more than 30 detailed activities and assignments to support teacher development, written by outstanding teacher educators. Links to professional teaching standards and the Common Core State Standards are highlighted throughout. Supplemental materials, including forms, checklists, and handouts, can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8½" x 11" size.
The fracking boom in eastern Montana has minted a handful of new millionaires and one billionaire: Lee Rossman, the president of Rossman Mining and the leading philanthropist in the small city of Rawlings. Rossman was the last person Detectives Seagate and Miner expected to discover dead in the alley next to a strip club. His marriage was a formality, but both he and his wife, Florence, were discreet. He was involved with a dancer at the club; his wife, with Lee's oldest and most trusted friend, Ron Eberly, a landman who always seemed short of funds. Rossman's business enemies included a group of ranchers who held him personally responsible for the methane in their water, as well as a radical environmentalist at the university who was forthright in explaining to Seagate and Miner how she planned to put Rossman out of business for good. When Lee's son is found out at the rigs, with significant internal injuries, numerous broken bones, and a belly full of fracking liquid, the detectives know the two crimes are related but can't figure out how. In their toughest case yet, Seagate and Miner try to solve a mystery awash in enormous fortunes, thwarted ambitions, and grudges both old and new.
Technical communication is a conversation. This book will show you how to join it. Employers value communication skills today more than they every have before. With easy-to-follow guidelines, helpful checklists, and plenty of annotated examples and sample documents, Technical Communication gives you all of the tools you need to excel at workplace writing.
Suzanne McCorkle and Melanie J. Reese
Blending theory and research with practical application, this accessible book provides a thorough introduction to today's ever expanding world of mediation, including updated research and new cases for analysis. Innovative yet practical, research-based yet readable, the book provides an overview of the basic principles of mediation in a variety of contexts to help you understand mediation and its role in today's society. Throughout the book, the authors help you develop foundational mediation skills, including issue identification, setting the agenda for negotiation, problem solving, settlement, and closure. Case studies and examples in every chapter, plus an appendix of role-playing scenarios, make this book ideal for both college courses and certification training programs.
Rebecca Mirsky and John Schaufelberger
Construction Professionals have a range of demanding responsibilities: towards clients, their companies, and by government regulations. It is understandable that busy practitioners could forget their ethical responsibilities in the face of these pressures, but maintaining a rigorous ethical standard is crucial to long-term success.
Written to meet the ACCE's requirements for all construction students, this textbook draws on the authors' industry experience, as well as detailed case studies to introduce and explore ethics in the construction industry. Within each chapter, the authors present the key ethical issues in important areas of construction management such as:
- Contracts and Bidding
- Codes and Compliance
- Discrimination and Harassment
- Client Relations.
Lists of further reading and discussion questions will help readers at all levels to develop their understanding of this issue. Written as a resource to accompany students throughout their degrees, this is the ideal book to give students or practitioners the breadth and depth of understanding required to successfully negotiate the ethical challenges facing the construction organization of today.
Nancy K. Napier, Jamie Cooper, Mark Hofflund, Don Kemper, Bob Lokken, Rich Raimondi, Gary Raney, Leon Rice, and John Michael Schert
Many leaders undervalue the power of culture as a competitive advantage.
Don't make that mistake.
LIVEculture offers tips from successful creative leaders on how they shaped, communicated, and grew the cultures they wanted for their organizations. Their stories of how they use culture to boost performance are inspiring, sometimes funny, and immediately useful. Learn the secrets of a Gang of creative leaders who continuously do things differently to get better, and happen to beat their competition along the way.
Melville in His Own Time: A Biographical Chronicle of His Life, Drawn from Recollections, Interviews, and Memoirs by Family, Friends, and Associates
Owing to the decline of his contemporary fame and to decades of posthumous neglect, Herman Melville remains enigmatic to readers despite his status as one of America’s most securely canonical authors. With most of his personal papers and letter lost or destroyed, his library of marked and annotated books dispersed, and first-hand accounts of him scattered, brief, and frequently conflicting, Melville’s place in American literary scholarship illustrates the importance of accurately edited documents and the value of new information to our understanding of his life and thought. As a chronologically and organized collection of surviving testimonials about the author, Melville in His Own Time continues the tradition of documentary research well-exemplified over the past half-century by the work of Jay Leyda, Merton M. Sealts, and Hershel Parker. Combining recently discovered evidence with new transcriptions of long-known but rarely consulted testimony, this collection offers the most up-to-date and correct record of commentary on Melville by individuals who knew him.
Ronald P. Pfeiffer, Brent C. Mangus, and Cynthia A. Trowbridge
Written for those planning a career as a coach, physical educator, or personal trainer, Concepts of Athletic Training, Seventh Edition, focuses on the prevention, care, and management of sport and physical activity-related injuries. Because initial decisions and subsequent actions are critical in determining the outcome of a sports injury, the authors present key concepts in a comprehensive, logically sequential manner that will assist future professionals in making the correct decisions when confronted with an activity-related injury in their scope of practice.
Racial Spoils from Native Soils: How Neoliberalism Steals Indigenous Lands in Highland Peru explains how one man swindled his Andean village twice. The first time he extorted everyone's wealth and disappeared, leaving the village in shambles. The village slowly recovered through the unlikely means of converting to Evangelical religions, and therein reestablishing trust and the ability to work together. The new religion also kept villagers from exacting violent revenge when this man returned six years later. While hated and mistrusted, this same man again succeeded in cheating the villagers. Only this time it was for their lands, the core resource on which they depended for their existence.
This is not a story about hapless isolation or cruel individuals. Rather, this is a story about racism, about the normal operation of society that continuously results in indigenous peoples' impoverishment and dependency. This book explains how the institutions created for the purpose of exploiting Indians during colonialism have been continuously revitalized over the centuries despite innovative indigenous resistance and epochal changes, such as the end of the colonial era itself. The ethnographic case of the Andean village first shows how this institutional setup works through, rather than despite, the inflow of development monies. It then details how the turn to advanced capitalism—neoliberalism—intensifies this racialized system, thereby enabling the seizure of native lands.
Todd Shallat, Colleen Brennan, Mike Medberry, Roy V. Cuellar, Richard Martinez, Erin Nelson, Travis Armstrong, Doug Copsey, Sheila Spangler, Emily Berg, Dean Gunderson, and Michael Gosney
River by Design marks 100 years since the Boise River emerged as an engineering sensation with the dedication of Arrowrock Dam. Sequenced like a tour with stops in Boise, Garden City, Eagle, Caldwell, and Parma, these essays collectively search for the politics and cultural values that drive engineering design.
Peverill Squire and Gary Moncrief
A concise and provocative introduction to state legislative politics, State Legislatures Today examines legislatures and lawmakers, placing them in historical context, showing how they have evolved over the years, and differentiating them from Congress. This book covers state legislative elections, the changing job of state legislators, legislatures as organizations, the legislative process, and the various influences upon legislators.
This second edition includes new discussions of the following:
- The rise of the Tea Party movement and its impact on state legislatures
- A marked increase in one-party government, allowing for dramatic policy shifts
- Striking increases in the use of recall elections and referenda to challenge legislative policy decisions
- Highly visible state legislative policies on hot-button issues such as gun control, taxation, public employee benefits, teachers' unions, taxation, abortion, and immigration and education reform
- Attempts to significantly change the structures of several state legislatures
- The 2012 redistricting cycle that altered the nature of many legislative districts
- The rare and historic 2010 "wave election" that saw the Republican Party gain more than seven hundred seats in state legislatures and the 2014 election that resulted in the most chambers controlled by the GOP in more than seventy-five years
Kirmen Uribe, Mikel Valverde, and Nere Lete
Saddle up folks for a wild ride along the trail in the company of the famed Basque gunslinger Garmendia and his traveling partner Amalio. As well-known as Billy the Kid, Jesse James, or Wyatt Earp back in the day, in this first book of the Garmendia trilogy, our hero is framed for murder and pursued by evil Tidy Harry—who runs Clean City—and his henchmen Rat and Bat. Will Garmendia survive? And who is the mysterious Black Rider? Authored by the celebrated Basque poet and novelist Kirmen Uribe, and with illustrations by Mikel Valverde, Garmendia's story brings the Old West to life!
Justin S. Vaughn and José D. Villalobos
When Barack Obama entered the White House, he faced urgent issues including the economy, health care, and climate change. Despite citizens' demand for strong presidential leadership, the development and implementation of policy requires cooperation across a range of congressional committees, federal departments, and government agencies. Following a long-standing precedent, Obama appointed administrators—so-called policy czars—charged with directing the response to the nation's most pressing crises.
Combining public administration and political science approaches to the study of the American presidency and institutional politics, Justin S. Vaughn and José D. Villalobos argue that the creation of policy czars is a strategy for combating partisan polarization and navigating the federal government’s complexity. They present a series of in-depth analyses on the appointment, role, and power of various czars: the energy czar of the mid-1970s, the drug czar in the late 1980s, the AIDS czar in the 1990s, George W. Bush’s trio of national security czars in the years after 9/11, and Barack Obama’s controversial czars for key domestic issues.
Laying aside inflammatory political rhetoric, Vaughn and Villalobos offer a sober, empirical analysis of what precisely constitutes a czar, why Obama and his predecessors used czars, and what role they have played in the modern presidency.
Anthony Walsh and Jamie C. Vaske
This book examines females offending through a biosocial lens. The gender ratio problem (why always and everywhere males commit more criminal acts than females) has been called the single most important fact that criminology theories must be able to explain. Relying on conceptual and theoretical tools from a single discipline—sociology—feminist criminology has attempted to do this for decades without success. A number of famous criminologists (e.g., Travis Hirschi) have concluded that an explanation of gender differences in crime from the sociological perspective may not be possible because it excludes biological sex, the powerful underlying base of gender. It is the contention of this book that unless feminist criminology comes to grips with the evolutionary and neurological bases of fundamental gender difference, the field will continue to flounder without a compass.
Other influential criminologists such as Francis Cullen have concluded that the biosocial paradigm is the paradigm of the 21st century. This book looks at feminist criminology in general and attempts to explain its main concerns from a biosocial perspective, while showing that there is nothing illiberal about it and that biology can be a very powerful ally for criminology. The book ranges across disciplines such as sociology, anthropology, psychology, behavioral and molecular genetics, the neurosciences, and evolutionary biology in an attempt to answer the gender ratio problem. Our efforts are guided by Niko Tinbergen's four famous analytical areas for major behavior patterns: adaptive function, phylogenic history, development, and causation. It is time to apply this exciting and robust paradigm — one that avers that any trait or behavior of any living thing is always the result of biological factors interacting with environmental factors — to the most vexing issues of feminist criminology.
Changes to the new edition include the integration of a larger body of empirical research and expansion of the topics (such as adding information on gender differences in brain regions) as well as an added chapter that focuses on the explanation of intimate partner violence and rape.
Joy W. Whitenack, Laurie O. Cavey, and Catherine Henney
What's happened to the addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division you learned in school? And why are your children talking in math class and sharing answers?
In friendly, jargon-free language, It's Elementary: A Parent's Guide to K-5 Mathematics not only decodes current teaching practices but also demystifies the fundamental concepts that your children need to understand to be successful math learners—and you need to grasp to help them. Illustrated with numerous examples of real student's classroom work, It's Elementary shows you how children progress in their mathematical thinking from simple counting techniques to sophisticated strategies for adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing whole numbers, integers, fractions, and decimals. You will discover why—
- today's teaching emphasizes understanding why a solution works as well as how to solve the problem;
- problem solving produces more confident, creative, and accurate math students than memorizing formulas does;
- practice and drills can be great tools—but only at the right stage of learning; and
- collaborative learning—talking and sharing—not only helps children clarify their own thoughts about math but also introduces them to new ideas and strategies.
Most important, It's Elementary makes you an effective participant in your children's math education. "Things to Do" at the end of each chapter offers practical actions and activities, and a special chapter, "Mathematics at Home," provides advice and guidance, from helping with homework and dealing with math anxiety to choosing math games and talking to your children about math beyond homework and school.
It's Elementary: A Parent's Guide to K-5 Mathematics is your all-in-one source for helping your children to be successful—and happy—math students.
Plain Language and Ethical Action: A Dialogic Approach to Technical Content in the Twenty-First Century
Plain Language and Ethical Action examines and evaluates principles and practices of plain language that technical content producers can apply to meet their audiences' needs in an ethical way. Applying the BUROC framework (Bureaucratic, Unfamiliar, Rights-Oriented, and Critical) to identify situations in which audiences will benefit from plain language, this work offers in-depth profiles to show how six organizations produce effective plain-language content. The profiles show plain-language projects done by organizations ranging from grassroots volunteers on a shoe-string budget to small nonprofits to consultants completing significant federal contacts. End-of-chapter questions and exercises provide tools for students and practitioners to reflect on and apply insights from the book. Reflecting global commitments to plain language, this volume includes a case study of a European group based in Sweden along with results from interviews with plain-language experts around the world, including Canada, England, South Africa, Portugal, Australia, and New Zealand.
This work is intended for use in courses in information design, technical and professional communication, health communication, and other areas producing plain-language communication. It is also a crucial resource for practitioners developing plain-language technical content and content strategists in a variety of fields, including health literacy, technical communication, and information design.
Rivers, Fish, and the People: Tradition, Science, and Historical Ecology of Fisheries in the American West
America's western rivers are under assault, as development, pollution, climate change, and invasive species take a toll on the health and viability of river ecosystems. Returning these ecosystems to the time of European contact is often the stated goal for restoration efforts, but deeper evolutionary relationships and the influence of indigenous societies on rivers are not well understood.
This volume presents a unique synthesis of scientific discoveries and traditional knowledge about the ecology of iconic river species of the American West. Building from a foundation in fisheries biology and life history about key species, Rivers, Fish, and the People reveals linkages between natural and cultural evolutionary relationships and describes time-tested Nature resource management techniques by drawing from original ethnographic and archaeological sources.
From British Columbia to the Columbia Plateau, and from the Snake River Plain to the Sacramento River Delta, researchers and Native peoples are disseminating scientific information and traditional knowledge while safeguarding heritage values and ensuring relevancy, helping to lay out a pathway for further research. This approach broadens and deepens the state of our knowledge and establishes a basis for future collaborations between scientists and Native stakeholders as they create shared goals and a healthy outlook for river ecosystems.
John Bieter, Dave Lachiondo, John Ysursa, Larry Burke, Patty A. Miller, and Todd Shallat
Becoming Basque tells the richly historical story of Boise's most ethnic streetscape. Centered on the Basque Block of Grove Street, where a sapling from the Tree of Gemika shades a world-renowned cultural center, the book is the fifth in an annual series on trends that shape metropolitan growth.
Jose Antonio Loidi Bizkarrondo and Nere Lete
When the skeleton of a murdered woman is found in the graveyard of the small Basque village of Urgain the town races to find the murdered in their midst. Armed with a meticulous mind, Detective Garaidi is just the man to discover what secrets lie buried in Urgain. With the help of the town's chatty innkeeper and the old gravedigger, Garaidi unravels a twisting plot, and discovers that the village's residents have more to hide than originally meets the eye. In Nere Lete's masterful translation of Jose Antonio Loidi Bizkarrondo's novel, the first traditional detective novel ever published in the Basque language, the characters and their stories come to life for the first time for an English readership as they have charmed and intrigued generations of Basque readers. with an insightful sense of the atmosphere of the traditional Basque village in a time not so long past, the reader is invited here to spend a thrilling fifteen days in Urgain.
Worries over global economics aside, even representations of "American" corporations demonstrate that America's preoccupation with the virtues and vices of capitalism has been ongoing and, moreover, responsive to its particular historical context. For all their power, influence, and pervasiveness, however, corporations also make themselves into visible, material, and substantial targets for an ever-changing system driven by unseen and immaterial capital. And while the corporate imagination is bent upon finding new ways to accumulate capital and convince consumers to purchase more and more, our own imaginations are not so easily bound so long as they remain focused on conceiving of other possible lives and other possible worlds to this one, and, in the end, fostering the common commitment and the willingness to bring them about
Amy T. Hamilton and Tom J. Hillard
Paul I. Hettich and R. Eric Landrum
Nearly 100,000 students graduate each year with a bachelor's degree in psychology, and a majority of these students will enter the workforce instead of persuing a graduate degree. Many will find themselves tentatively deciding their next steps amid a complex and changing economic and job environment.
In this text, authors and professors Paul I. Hettich and R. Eric Landrum provide innovative strategies and tools for succeeding after college with an undergraduate degree in psychology. Drawing on current research data, applied theory, and both academic and workplace experiences, they help stimulate self-reflection and improve decision making as students approach their careers. The text covers key topics in the college-to-career transition, including career planning and development, identifying and transferring marketable skills, building and sustaining strong networks, understanding what employers want and don't want, coping with personal life changes, becoming a valued employee, and more.
Evelyn S. Johnson and Anne B. Clohessy
When it comes to designing assessment and instruction for students with learning disabilities, one size does not fit all—and that's also true for identifying and evaluating learning disabilities. Theories and legislation aside, it's critical for your school team to have a comprehensive plan to make sure every child gets the right kind of attention—and no one falls through the cracks.
This compelling, easy-to-use handbook guides general educators, special educators, administrators, and school psychologists through the stages of eligibility and evaluation to ensure that every student gets the best services and interventions. You'll find
- Guidance on what data to collect and how to collect it
- Strategies for combining RTI with a comprehensive evaluation to diagnose specific learning disabilities
- Detailed case studies—with graphs, figures, and test scores—at the school, classroom, and individual student level
Everyone on your team has the same goal: to help students with learning challenges achieve success. This comprehensive resource provides the tools you need to make that happen.
Alfred Kadushin and Daniel Harkness
First published in 1976, Supervision in Social Work has become an essential text for social work educators and students, detailing the state of the field and the place, function, and challenges of supervision in social work practice. This fifth edition takes into account the sizable number of articles and books published on supervision since 2002. Changes in public health and social welfare policy have intensified concern about the social work supervision of licensed practitioners. Tax and spending limitations at all levels of government, combined with the unfolding effects of welfare ref.
Human Resource Management Study Games offers a variety of short games to help human resource practitioners and students study for human resource-related certifications and learn new aspects of human resource management. The games focus on learning terms and laws, brainstorming human resource concepts, understanding human resource laws in a consistent and organized way, and experiencing a sample of multiple choice questions in the major areas of human resources. With the help of this book, human resource instructors can develop game-oriented ways to teach for-credit university human resource classes and noncredit certification courses.
Charles W. Kegley Jr. and Gregory A. Raymond
R. Eric Landrum
Gema Lasarte, Nere Lete, Linda White, Elizabeth Macklin, and Mari Jose Olaziregi
The mother has always been a particularly potent symbol for the Basques. Along with the home, she has been seen as a repository of cultural values and a bulwark for traditional ways of life. In Ultrasounds: Basque Women Writers on Motherhood, a wide-ranging collection of contemporary women short story writers take on the subject of motherhood from a variety of perspectives, unique voices, and styles. The collection opens with Aurelia Arkotxa's micro-stories, which explore various aspects of motherhood in condensed fragments or "sparks." In "The Shopping Cart," Uxue Apaolaza Larrea challenges the notion of a mother as the family's foundation; Miren Agur Meabe uses myth and fable to illuminate the role of the woman as creator of language in her stories about Dolza; Irati Elorrieta explores multicultural relationships and motherhood in "Torn Landscapes," and Karmele Jaio Eiguren and Katixa Agirre Miguélez explore different types of motherhood altogether in "Ultrasounds" and "Guy Fawkes's Treason," respectively. These stories and many others bring a vibrant community of women writers who are exploring the notions of their culture and many others into English for the first time. With a comprehensive introductory essay by Gema Lasarte.
Collection of multicultural stories exploring the complexities, difficulties, and troubling alienation of the modern world.
Patrick R. Lowenthal, Cindy S. York, and Jennifer C. Richardson
When grad student Austin Sulenka is found strangled, nude on his bed, the first question for Detectives Seagate and Miner is whether it was an autoasphyxiation episode gone wrong. Evidence strewn around his small apartment suggests that he spent his last night with a number of different women. One was Tiffany, a former student who still resented the injustice of getting a C in the course when he promised her a B if she slept with him. Another was Austin's beautiful girlfriend, May, who had never before encountered a man she could not totally beguile. Then there was his thesis adviser, Suzannah Montgomery, who might have inadvertently revealed to Austin some information about her past that could ruin her own career. These three women and their other partners had plenty of reasons to kill the philandering graduate student. As Detective Karen Seagate and her partner try to unravel the complicated couplings, she finds herself in a three-way relationship that threatens to destroy her own fragile sobriety.
Suzanne McCorkle and Stephanie L. Witt
People Skills for Public Managers fills the need for a communication-focused book set in the public and nonprofit context. The authors combine just enough basic theory about communication with specific skill development in areas of immediate interest to those who work in the public sector.
Chapter coverage of important skills includes:
- Resolving Disputes in the Workplace
- Creating and Maintaining Effective Work Relationships
- Working Together in Teams and Meetings
- Dealing with Incivility
- Effective Intercultural Communication
- Effective Public Speaking Skills
The book also features a strong "practice" orientation, with abundant boxed applications (Insights from the Field, Skill Development boxes, and Case Studies). It concludes with an especially useful summary chapter that describes the ten essential skills for successful communication.
People Skills for Managers is concise, exceptionally well written, and has been thoroughly class-tested with the author's students at Boise State University. It can be adopted in a wide range of Public Administration courses, and can also serve as a valuable guide for public service professionals.
Klaus Mollenhauer and Norm Friesen
This Sampler offers examples of the ways in which you can build advocacy efforts, discussing some of the techniques and tools developed by archivists. Archivists must continually explain who they are, what they do, and why archives are important to society. The selected chapters offer different approaches and techniques from three books which align with the core goal of advocating for archives.
Michael O'Rourke, Stephen J. Crowley, Sanford D. Eigenbrode, and J. D. Wulfhorst
Craig J. Peariso
From burning draft cards to staging nude protests, much left-wing political activism in 1960s America was distinguished by deliberate outrageousness. This theatrical activism, aimed at the mass media and practiced by Abbie Hoffman and the Yippies, the Black Panthers, and the Gay Activists Alliance, among others, is often dismissed as naive and out of touch, or criticized for tactics condemned as silly and off-putting to the general public. In Radical Theatrics, however, Craig Peariso argues that these over-the-top antics were far more than just the spontaneous actions of a self-indulgent radical impulse. Instead, he shows, they were well-considered aesthetic and political responses to a jaded cultural climate in which an unreflective 'tolerance' masked an unwillingness to engage with challenging ideas. Through innovative analysis that links political protest to the art of contemporaries such as Andy Warhol, Peariso reveals how the 'put-on'--the signature activist performance of the radical left--ended up becoming a valuable American political practice, one that continues to influence contemporary radicals such as Occupy Wall Street.
Claudia Peralta, Fulvio Orsitto, and Fabio Caramaschi
David C. Raskin, Charles R. Honts, and John C. Kircher
A dozen years have passed since the publication of Murray Kleiner's seminal work Handbook of Polygraph Testing. The events of September 11, 2001 and heightened concerns about national security and terrorism have resulted in increased efforts to improve existing techniques for the assessment of credibility and develop new techniques for implementation in field settings. We are all aware of the massive expansion of costly government programs, such as the establishment of the Department of Homeland Security and Transportation Security Administration programs for screening airline passengers. However, many concerns have been voiced by scientists and the Government Accountability Office about the scientific basis for such programs and their effectiveness for identifying individuals who plan to harm people, property, and society.
Beth M. Schwartz, R. Eric Landrum, and Regan A.R. Gurung
Master APA style and format quickly and easily! Written by experienced psychology instructors who are respected members of the APA’s Teaching of Psychology division, this guide provides an easy alternative for anyone struggling with APA style. Written in a clear, conversational, and humorous style, this book presents easy-to-understand explanations of how to write research papers, cite research, and do any work requiring APA format. The authors simplify the process with easy-to-follow advice, tips, and visual representations of how to use APA style. This updated edition includes easy-to-read screen shots as well as guidance on where to find answers to commonly asked student questions.
Always, like the Great Mississippi, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been a conduit of hope and fear and scientific conjecture, of faith in American progress and terror of what progress has wrought. Always the Engineers have shouldered much of the credit and blame for massively spectacular projects. Always, since the 1820s, when the agency emerged as a builder and broker on the Mississippi, the Corps has enlisted science in the service of waterway engineering that defenders call monumental and detractors call grandiose.
My involvement began in the aftermath of Earth Day when the Corps, said a famous critic, was the environment’s “public enemy number one.” The critic, quoted in the magazine Playboy in 1969, was Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas. Ten years later and eight blocks from Douglas’s courthouse, on Massachusetts Avenue in Washington, D.C., I labored on a dissertation about engineering traditions in the Corps office of history in Washington, D.C. The dissertation led to a book that Corps insiders applauded and elsewhere denounced. One intelligent reader was General Robert Flowers of the Corps’ Lower Mississippi Valley Division (since expanded northward to include the upper valley). Flowers admired the book but claimed I had understated the depths of the Corps’s commitment to environmental protection. Would I visit the Corps in Vicksburg and tour the river up close? Corps historian Michael Robinson, who worked closely with Flowers, arranged for a sabbatical grant. Tragically, in 1998, Robinson died of heart failure. Two years into the project, with four of five chapters complete, the research was suspended. Chapters and excepts were published in a dozen places—in online exhibits on the Vicksburg division’s web page, in Technology and Culture, Illinois Heritage, The Military Engineer, and Craig Colten’s edited volume of New Orleans essays published in 2001.
Hope for the Dammed retrieves three regional parts of the 1990s research. Moving north against the current, and metaphorically against the flow of my own assumptions about the Corps on the Mississippi, the study extends from the Head of Passes to the locks of St. Louis. It sojourns in places besieged and bitterly contested—in St. Bernard Parish below New Orleans where swampers blame the rising ocean on shipping; in Louisiana’s Atchafalaya and Yazoo’s cotton plantations; in the dredged aquatic freightway of the Corps’ slackwater dams.
Justin S. Vaughn and Jennifer R. Mercieca
Anthony Walsh and Craig Hemmens
Jeffrey D. Wilhelm, Whitney Douglas, and Sara W. Fry
This dynamic book explores a variety of ways teachers can integrate service learning to enliven their classroom, meet the unique developmental needs to their students, and satisfy the next generation of standards and assessments. The authors demonstrate how inquiry-based teaching with service learning cultivates, requires, and rewards literacy. Through the pursuit of service-learning projects, students learn how to develop perspectives on real-world issues and to develop intrapersonal and interpersonal connections and compassion. At the same time, students acquire literacies essential for creating a culture of civic engagement and for mastering the Common Core.
Jeffrey D. Wilhelm, Michael W. Smith, and Sharon Fransen
Youngkyun Baek and Nicola Whitton
This book analyzes the implementation of digital game applications for learning as well as addressing the challenges and pitfalls experienced, providing strategies, advice and examples on adopting games into teaching
Robert D. Barr and Emily L. Gibson
To succeed, children of poverty need more than academic instruction; they need an atmosphere of hope. Drawing on their extensive work with high-poverty, high-performing schools, authors Robert D. Barr and Emily L. Gibson offer a blueprint for transforming low-performing schools into Cultures of Hope.
Building a Culture of Hope: Enriching Schools With Optimism and Opportunity identifies the essential social and emotional factors that lead to success: a sense of optimism; a sense of belonging; a sense of pride, self-esteem, and self-confidence; and a sense of purpose.
Using this fundamental guide, K-12 teachers and administrators can ensure that students thrive not only in school but in life.
Readers will learn:
- Methods to gauge the state of a school's culture
- Strategies behind successful high-poverty, high-performing schools
- Pathways for emotional and social development from K-12 and beyond
- Processes to help students plan for 21st century lives
Urbanization and Sustainability: Linking Urban Ecology, Environmental Justice and Global Environmental Change
Christopher G. Boone and Michail Fragkias
Case studies explore the Million Trees initiative in Los Angeles; the relationship of cap-and-trade policy, public health, greenhouse gas emissions and environmental justice in Southern California; Urbanization, vulnerability and environmental justice in the Brazilian cities of Rio de Janeiro, Curitiba and São Paulo, and in Antofagasta, Greater Concepción and Valparaiso in Chile; Sociospatial patterns of vulnerability in the American southwest; and Urban flood control and land use planning in Greater Taipei, Taiwan ROC.
John N. Chiasson
Creating & Sustaining Civility in Nursing Education provides a comprehensive overview of civility and incivility in nursing education and presents a variety of evidence-based strategies that faculty - and students - can implement to promote and maintain civility and respect in the education setting.
Mariah Devereux Herbeck
How and when can a narrative agent or voice be considered unreliable? What happens when narrative authority fails and, just as importantly, why does it? As a means to answering these questions, Wandering Women in French Film and Literature examines the phenomenon of 'narrative drift' through in-depth analysis of twentieth-century novels and films. Combining feminist theories and structural narratology, Devereux Herbeck illustrates the ways in which evidence and/or admissions of doubt by narrative entities in works featuring wandering women disrupt conventions of continuity, coherence, and authority and thereby forces the story in new, unexpected directions.
Dana S. Dunn, Suzanne C. Baker, Chandra M. Mehrotra, R. Eric Landrum, and Maureen A. McCarthy
Assessing Teaching and Learning in Psychology: Current and Future Perspectives is designed to be a helpful response to the assessment needs of psychology teachers, department heads, and program administrators in 2-year and 4-year institutions—one that builds on the momentum found in the wider assessment movement. Chapters of this professional reference explore assessment options and opportunities at all levels in the undergraduate psychology curriculum, offering practical guidance to educators who want to improve teaching and learning through assessment practices. In addition to learning how assessment can inform the quality of their teaching, faculty members can use assessment concepts and tools found in the book to properly interpret—and advocate for—the appropriate use of students' evaluations of teaching effectiveness.
Women's Voices on American Stages in the Early Twenty-First Century: Sarah Ruhl and Her Contemporaries
Leslie Atkins Durham
Women have claimed a spot at the center of American theatre, and the characters they craft, the stories they tell, the questions they pose, and the ideas they materialize have the potential to shape the cultural imagination of a large group of theatre-goers as a complex new era unfolds. Sarah Ruhl is the early twenty-first century's most widely produced and frequently honored American female playwright. While critics have heretofore emphasized the whimsical elements of her dramaturgy, this study highlights her feminist engagement with current social and ethical concerns. Ruhl's popular, feminist plays are best appreciated when they are read in concert with the work of her contemporaries - Lisa Loomer, Diana Son, Joan Didion, Jenny Schwartz, Young Jean Lee, Kate Fodor, Yasmina Reza, Bathsheba Doran, Lynn Nottage, and Kia Corthron - whose writing also wrestles with the vexing issues facing Americans in the new century.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge's thought galvanized Emerson at a pivotal moment in his intellectual development in the years 1826-1836, giving him new ways to harmonize the Romantic triad of nature, spirit, and humanity. Emerson did not think about Coleridge's work: he thought with Coleridge, resulting in a unique case of assimilative influence. In addition to examining his specific literary, philosophical, and theological influences on Emerson, this book reveals Coleridge's centrality for Boston Transcendentalism and Vermont Transcendentalism, a movement which profoundly affected the development of modern higher eduction, the national press, and the emergence of Pragmatism.
Nathaniel Hoffman and Nicole Salgado
Across the United States, American citizens are forced underground, exiled abroad and separated from their spouses for a surprising reason. Amor and Exile is the story of American citizens - including Veronica, Ben, J.W., and Nicole - who fall in love with undocumented immigrants only to find themselves trapped in a legal labryinth, stymied by their country's de facto exclusion of their partners. Journalist Nathaniel Hoffman visited both sides of the border to document the lives of these couples caught in the crossfire of America's high stakes political fight over immigration. In his disarming and precise style, Hoffman also traces the historical relationship between immigration, love and marriage. Lending an authentic voice to Amor and Exile, coauthor Nicole Salgado delivers a searing first-person account of life in the U.S. with her husband while he was undocumented, her tortured decision to leave the country with him, and their seven years of exile and starting over together in Mexico. Armor and Exile tells of love that transcends borders - a story shared by hundreds of thousands of U.S. citizens - cutting through the immigration debate rhetoric and providing a courageous perspective for one of the most vexing policy problems of our time.
R. Eric Landrum
Research Design for Educators: Real-World Connections and Applications is a practical guide written for educators who want to have more insight into the role that research can play in informing practice and outcomes in the classroom. By focusing on real-world research scenarios that teachers encounter in the school system, this textbook addresses how to investigate current issues in teaching and learning. By providing realistic critical thinking questions throughout the chapters, the text provides opportunities to connect with educational research, explore how it applies to our classrooms, and learn to use it to solve problems and improve teaching practice.
R. Eric Landrum and Stephen F. Davis
Laurence Likforman-Sulem and Elisa Barney Smith
La reconnaissance des formes, au cœur de systèmes qui simulent les activités humaines de perception, de reconnaissance et de compréhension, modélise les processus d'interprétation de signaux, d'images ou de textes. Ses applications phares sont la reconnaissnace de la parole, la reconnaissance des visages (et des sourires), la reconnaissance des écritures, ainsi que la détection des spams.
Ce livre explore les principes très divers sous-jacents à un système de reconnaissance des formes. Ils sont issues des probabilités, des processus stochastiques, de la programmation dynamique, des réseaux de neurones.
L'ouvrage comprend une partie théorique largement illustrée et des exercices accompagnés de leur correction. Lui est associée l'indispensable mise en pratique. A cet effet des exercices à réaliser sur ordinateur sont systématiquement proposés. Ils font appel au langage Matlab qui permet une mise en œuvre très rapide. Le lecteur, s'il n'est pas déjà familier avec ce language, trouvera ici une occasion pour acquérir des compétences dans l'utilisation de cet outil scientifique très répandu.
Gary Moncrief and Peverill Squire
Nancy K. Napier, Jamie Cooper, Mark Hofflund, Don Kemper, Bob Lokken, Chris Petersen, Gary Raney, and John Michael Schert
Nancy K. Napier and Vuong Quan Hoang
Anthony J. Nocella II and David Gabbard
With the rise of the corporate university and the academic industrial complex, colleges and universities throughout the United States are becoming monitored, armed, gated, and contracted out in the name of security. Policing the Campus is a collection of essays by activist academics and campus organizers from a variety of fields and movements. The book fully explores how higher education has entered a state of academic repression. In this new Occupy Wall Street era, higher education mirrors the problems that plague urban schools in poor communities, including metal detectors, random locker searches, drug-sniffing police dogs, in-class arrests, and security guards at every major entrance. Policing the Campus is a wake-up call to protect higher education as a bastion of free thought, strategy, and challenge for the 99%, and not preserve it as the privilege of the elite 1%.
From the Chicago Conspiracy Trial and the O.J. Simpson trial to the Clarence Thomas/Anita Hill congressional hearings, legal and legislative proceedings in the latter part of the twentieth-century kept Americans spellbound. Situated on the shifting border between imagination and the law, trial plays edit, arrange, and reproduce court records, media coverage, and first-person interviews, transforming these elements into a performance. In this first book-length critical study of contemporary American documentary theater, Jacqueline O'Connor examines in depth ten such plays, all written and staged since 1970, and considers the role of the genre in re-creating and revising narratives of significant conflicts in contemporary history.
Documentary theater, she shows, is a particularly appropriate and widely utilized theatrical form for engaging in debate about tensions between civil rights and institutional power, the inconsistency of justice, and challenges to gender norms. For each of the plays discussed, including The Trial of the Catonsville Nine, Unquestioned Integrity: The Hill/Thomas Hearings, and The Laramie Project, O'Connor provides historical context and a brief production history before considering the trial the play focuses on. Grouping plays historically and thematically, she demonstrates how dramatic representation advances our understanding of the law's power while revealing the complexities that hinder society's pursuit of justice.