By Steven J. Tepper, Bill Ivey
Engaging Art explores what it capacity to take part within the arts in modern society – from museum attendance to track downloading. Drawing at the views of specialists from different fields (including Princeton students Robert Wuthnow and Paul DiMaggio; Barry Schwartz, writer of The Paradox of Choice; and MIT students Henry Jenkins and Mark Schuster), this quantity analyzes key traits concerning expertise, viewers demographics, faith, and the increase of "do-it-yourself" participatory culture. Commissioned by way of The Wallace starting place and independently conducted via the scale down middle at Vanderbilt collage, Engaging Art deals a brand new framework for knowing the momentous adjustments impacting America’s cultural lifestyles over the last fifty years.
This quantity bargains suggestive glimpses into the nature and end result of a brand new engagement with outdated participation within the arts. The authors during this quantity trace at a vibrant destiny for artwork and citizen paintings making. They argue that if we heart a brand new dedication to arts participation in daily paintings making, creativity, and caliber of existence, we can't basically fix the lifelong excitement of do-it-yourself paintings, yet will most probably seed a brand new iteration of lovers who will aid America’s signature nonprofit cultural associations good into the long run.
By Salem Press
Designed to fulfill the desires of scholars in Earth technology on the highschool and undergraduate degrees, those 8 volumes characterize a revised and seriously up to date version of Salem Press's five-volume Earth technology of 2001. Now greater than ten years later, the up-to-date variation will offer scholars with in actual fact defined info at the most crucial and extensively mentioned matters in terms of Earth technology. The 8 volumes are divided into 4 subsets that tackle the foremost subdisciplines of Earth technology: Earth's floor and historical past (two vols., edited via David ok. Elliott), Earth's fabrics and assets (two vols., edited by means of Steven I. Dutch), Earth's climate, Water, and surroundings (two vols., edited via Margaret Boorstein), and Physics and Chemistry of the Earth (two vols., edited by way of Joseph Spradley). total, the unique 400-plus essays can be up to date, re-edited, and/or changed as important, and approximately one hundred twenty new issues might be extra to make this center reference paintings crucial in each library because the ""go to"" source to refer to at the ""basics"" in each quarter of Earth science-from Earth's constitution to Metamorphic Rocks to Oceans, Rivers, Volcanoes, Wind strength, and Xenoliths. SCOPE AND insurance Earth technology , comprising over 500 long essays on easy themes in geology, geophysics, atmospheric sciences, oceanography, environmental technology, palaeontology and planetology, is designed to supply an advent to our most up-to-date realizing of the Earth's actual gains and dynamic techniques, in addition to these of the sun approach during which it is living. organization AND structure all the essays commence with ready-reference most sensible subject, together with a precis assertion within which the contributing writer explains why the subject is critical to the examine of the Earth. an inventory of vital phrases and their definitions is helping to orient the reader to the essay. The textual content itself is damaged by means of informative subheadings that advisor the readers to parts of specific curiosity. An annotated and up-to-date bibliography shut each one essay referring the reader to exterior resources for extra examine which are of use to either scholars and non experts. eventually, a number of cross-references directs the reader to different essays that provide info on similar issues. targeted positive aspects on the finish of each quantity, numerous appendices are designed to help within the retrieval of knowledge. As pointed out above, the alphabetical checklist of contents lists all essays alphabetically by means of name, by means of web page numbers. The labeled checklist of contents, extra unique than the overall desk of contents breaks the essays into worthwhile different types to provide readers entry to similar essays. The set additionally contains greater than 1,000 illustrations--tables, charts, drawings, and photographs--that reveal easy ideas, phenomena and geological good points of our global and the sunlight process.
By William L. Barney
The Civil battle used to be the main devastating occasion in U.S. historical past, within which over part 1000000 american citizens paid for his or her ideals with their lives. The heroic battles, harrowing marches, and armed forces genius of generals on either side nonetheless motivate books, videos, and the imaginations of Civil struggle buffs. much less visible are the commercial, political, social, and cultural repercussions of the struggle, which proceed to steer American existence. Reconstruction and the top of slavery introduced deep-seated difficulties to the reunited country. This single-volume encyclopedia contains 245 entries on all features of the conflicted period. It positive factors articles on: * Battles and campaigns (Gettysburg, Shiloh, Sherman's March to the ocean) * tradition (music, images, faith) * financial affairs (cost of the conflict, gold, Richmond Bread revolt) * overseas affairs (France, nice Britain, Laird rams) * overall healthiness and welfare (disease, drugs, prisons) * Ideologies (federalism, free-labor ideology) * Legislative landmarks (14th modification, Fugitive Slave Act of 1850, Wade-Davis invoice) * army phrases, approach, and weaponry (cavalry, rifles, strategies) * Minorities (black suffrage, emancipation, local american citizens) * Political occasions and organisations (Constitutional Union occasion, election of 1860, fire-eaters) * in demand contributors (Clara Barton, Frederick Douglass, Robert E. Lee, Abraham Lincoln, Walt Whitman) * Social reform (abolitionism, women's rights stream) * girls (nurses, ladies within the battle, person ladies) greater than two hundred black-and-white illustrations, together with over a dozen maps, supplement the entries. an inventory of chosen Civil warfare museums and old websites, feedback for additional analyzing, prompt web pages, and a chronology of the warfare around out this crucial source.
By David Coghlan, Mary Brydon-Miller
Motion examine is a time period used to explain a kin of similar ways that combine conception and motion with a objective of addressing vital organizational, neighborhood, and social concerns including those that adventure them. It makes a speciality of the construction of parts for collaborative studying and the layout, enactment and evaluate of freeing activities via combining motion and learn, mirrored image and motion in an ongoing cycle of cogenerative wisdom. whereas the roots of those methodologies return to the Nineteen Forties, there was a dramatic raise in study output and adoption in collage curricula over the last decade. this can be now a space of excessive recognition between teachers and researchers from numerous fields — particularly enterprise and association experiences, schooling, overall healthiness care, nursing, improvement reviews, and social and neighborhood paintings. This encyclopedia brings jointly the various strands of motion study and addresses the interaction among those disciplines via featuring a state of the art assessment and finished breakdown of the main tenets and strategies of motion examine in addition to detailing the paintings of key theorists and members to motion examine.
By Wayne C. Booth
When you consider that 1995, greater than 150,000 scholars and researchers have grew to become to The Craft of study for transparent and useful advice on the way to behavior learn and document it successfully . Now, grasp academics Wayne C. sales space, Gregory G. Colomb, and Joseph M. Williams current a very revised and up-to-date model in their vintage handbook.Like its predecessor, this re-creation displays the way in which researchers really paintings: in a posh circuit of pondering, writing, revising, and rethinking. It indicates how every one a part of this strategy impacts the others and the way a profitable study document is an orchestrated dialog among a researcher and a reader. in addition to many different themes, The Craft of study explains tips to construct a controversy that motivates readers to simply accept a declare; tips on how to count on the reservations of considerate but serious readers and to reply to them competently; and the way to create introductions and conclusions that resolution that almost all not easy query, "So what?"Celebrated by means of reviewers for its good judgment and readability, this renowned booklet keeps its five-part constitution. half 1 presents an orientation to the examine strategy and starts off the dialogue of what motivates researchers and their readers. half 2 specializes in discovering an issue, making plans the undertaking, and finding applicable assets. This part is mentioned thus far with new info at the function of the net in examine, together with how to define and review assets, stay away from their misuse, and try out their reliability. half three explains the artwork of creating a controversy and helping it. The authors have widely revised this part to offer the constitution of a controversy in clearer and extra available phrases than within the first variation. New differences are made between purposes, proof, and reviews of facts. The suggestions of skills and rebuttals are recast as acknowledgment and reaction. half four covers drafting and revising, and provides new details at the visible illustration of information. half five concludes the ebook with an up to date dialogue of the ethics of analysis, in addition to an elevated bibliography that comes with many digital assets. the recent version keeps the accessibility, insights, and directness that experience made The Craft of study an fundamental consultant for a person doing learn, from scholars in highschool via complex graduate examine to businesspeople and executive staff. The authors exhibit convincingly that gaining knowledge of and reporting talents may be discovered and utilized by all who adopt examine projects.New to this edition:Extensive assurance of the way to do study on the web, together with tips to overview and attempt the reliability of sourcesNew details at the visible illustration of dataExpanded bibliography with many digital assets
By Israel W Charny
Alphabetical entries outline names, areas, and occasions linked to genocide, and significant sections care for the Armenian genocide, the Holocaust, and the method, detection, denial, and prevention of genocide.
By Mary E. Kosut
The media strongly impacts our daily notions of gender roles and our ideas of gender identification. The Encyclopedia of Gender in Media critically examines the function of the media in permitting, facilitating, or hard the social building of gender in our society. The paintings addresses various leisure and information content material in print and digital media and explores the social development of masculinity in addition to femininity. as well as representations of gender in the media, we additionally learn gender concerns on the topic of media possession and the media staff. regardless of an abundance of textbooks, anthologies, and college press monographs concerning gender in media, formerly no entire reference paintings has tackled this subject of perennial curiosity in scholar learn and papers.
Features and merits:
- 150 signed entries (each with go References and extra Readings) are geared up in A-to-Z model to provide scholars easy accessibility to the whole variety of themes inside of gender in media.
- A thematic Reader's advisor within the entrance subject teams similar entries through large topical or thematic parts to make it effortless for clients to discover similar entries at a look, with issues together with "Discrimination & Media Effects," "Media Modes," "New Media," "Media Portrayals & Representations," "Biographies," and extra.
- In the digital model, the Reader's consultant combines with an in depth Index and the pass References to supply clients with strong search-and browse capacities.
- A Chronology within the again subject is helping scholars positioned person occasions into broader old context.
- A thesaurus offers scholars with concise definitions to key words within the box.
- A source consultant to vintage books, journals, and sites (along with the extra Readings accompanying every one access) is helping advisor scholars to extra assets for his or her examine trips.
- An Appendix offers clients with a couple of stories concerning gender in media.
By William A. Darity
This 9-volume research of social sciences is a successor to the Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences (ESS, 1930-1935) and the preliminary set of the overseas Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences (IESS, 1968) -- groundbreaking MacMillan works that "established criteria for wisdom in social technological know-how examine and perform" (CHOICE, 2001). The fullyyt new foreign Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences covers scholarship and fields that experience emerged and matured because the booklet of the unique overseas version. Like its predecessors, the set meets the desires of highschool and school scholars, researchers inside and out academia, and lay readers in public libraries. the hot set highlights the increasing impact of economics in social technology examine and contours approximately 3,000 fullyyt new articles and significant biographies contributed via hundreds of thousands of students (including a number of Nobel prize winners) from worldwide on a wide range of worldwide issues, together with: fulfillment checking out, censorship, character size, getting older, source of revenue distribution, international relief (political and monetary aspects), nutrition (world difficulties, intake patterns), cultural variation, comparative health-care platforms, terrorism, political correctness, agricultural innovation, laws of morality, sexual violence and exploitation, white collar crime. the recent second version additionally positive factors biographical profiles of the foremost participants to the learn of the social sciences, earlier and current.
By Annemaree Lloyd, Sanna Talja
This ebook showcases new interdisciplinary educational learn at the dating among details literacy and studying. It combines findings with new understandings drawn from theoretical and empirical examine carried out in fundamental and secondary faculties, better schooling, places of work, and group contexts. The reports provide new insights into questions equivalent to how transferable are the data practices and talents realized in a single context to different contexts? what's the measure to which info competences are regularly occurring, to what measure are they area and context particular? What are the types of demanding situations and results that emerge from incorporating details literacy into schooling and coaching classes? And, most significantly, what varieties of theories and philosophies concerning the nature of studying, info, and data, may still info literacies schooling and learn efforts be in response to?