The Camp Fire Girls

The Camp Fire Girls
Author: Jennifer Helgren
Publsiher: U of Nebraska Press
Total Pages: 372
Release: 2022-12
ISBN: 0803286864
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Camp Fire Girls Book Excerpt:

Through the lens of America’s first and most popular girls’ organization, Jennifer Helgren traces the role and changing meaning of American girls’ citizenship across critical intersections of gender, race, class, and disability in the twentieth-century United States.

Children s and Young Adult Literature and Culture

Children s and Young Adult Literature and Culture
Author: Amie A. Doughty
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 295
Release: 2016-08-17
ISBN: 1443898015
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Children s and Young Adult Literature and Culture Book Excerpt:

This collection of essays explores a wealth of topics in children’s and young adult literature and culture. Contributions about picture-books include analyses of variants of the folktale “The Little Red Hen” and bullying. Race and gender are explored in essays about picture-books featuring children as consumable objects, about books focused on African American female athletes, and about young adult dystopian fiction. Gender itself is further explored in articles about Monster High, Joyce Carol Oates’s Beasts, and The Hunger Games and Divergent. Essays about fantasy literature include an exploration of environmentalism in Rick Riordan’s The Heroes of Olympus, a discussion of Severus Snape as a Judas figure, an explication of Chapter 5 of The Hobbit, and an analysis of ghosts and nationalism in Eva Ibbotson’s The Haunting of Granite Falls. An essay about Horrible Histories explores television, genre, and the way history is coded. Other contributions explore how teaching literature to reluctant readers can be effective through multimodal texts and how Harry Potter has played a role in the popularity of young adult literature for adult readers.

Teaching American Studies

Teaching American Studies
Author: Elizabeth A. Duclos-Orsello,Joseph B. Entin,Rebecca Hill
Publsiher: University Press of Kansas
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2021-08-17
ISBN: 0700632379
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Teaching American Studies Book Excerpt:

“What if American Studies is defined not so much in the pages of the most cutting-edge publications, but through what happens in our classrooms and other learning spaces?” In Teaching American Studies Elizabeth Duclos-Orsello, Joseph Entin, and Rebecca Hill ask a diverse group of American Studies educators to respond to that question by writing chapters about teaching that use a classroom activity or a particular course to reflect on the state of the field of American Studies. Teaching American Studies speaks to teachers with a wide range of relationships to the field. To start, it is a useful how-to guide for faculty who might be new to, or unfamiliar with, American Studies. Each author brings the reader into their classes to offer specific, concrete details about their pedagogical practice, and their students' learning. The resulting chapters connect theory and educational action as well as share challenges, difficulties, and lessons learned. The volume also provides a collective impression of American Studies from the point of view of students and teachers. What primary and secondary texts and what theoretical challenges and issues do faculty use to organize their teaching? How does the teaching we do respond to our institutional and educational contexts? How do our experiences and those of our students challenge or change our understanding of American Studies? Chapters in this collection discuss teaching a broad range of materials, from memoirs and novels by Anne Moody and Octavia Butler to cutting-edge cultural theory, to the widely used collection Keywords for American Cultural Studies. But the chapters in this collection are also about dancing, eating, and walking around a campus to view statues and gravestones. They are about teaching during the era of Donald Trump, Black Lives Matter, and giving up authority in the classroom. Teaching American Studies is both a new way to think about American Studies and a timely collection of effective ways to teach about race, gender, sexuality, and power in a moment of political polarization and intense public scrutiny of universities.

Vigilante Feminists and Agents of Destiny

Vigilante Feminists and Agents of Destiny
Author: Laura Mattoon D'Amore
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 177
Release: 2021-04-07
ISBN: 1793630615
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vigilante Feminists and Agents of Destiny Book Excerpt:

This book tracks the vigilante feminist teenage super/heroine in comics and YA literature, a character who acts as a vigilante on behalf of the protection of girls and women. It traces the trajectory of super/heroines who experience violent trauma and are subsequently empowered by use of violence to reclaim control over their lives and bodies.

Nollywood Stars

Nollywood Stars
Author: Noah A. Tsika
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 380
Release: 2015-04-10
ISBN: 0253015804
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nollywood Stars Book Excerpt:

In this comprehensive study of Nollywood stardom around the world, Noah A. Tsika explores how the industry's top on-screen talents have helped Nollywood to expand beyond West Africa and into the diaspora to become one of the globe's most prolific and diverse media producers. Carrying VHS tapes and DVDs onto airplanes and publicizing new methods of film distribution, the stars are active agents in the global circulation of Nollywood film. From Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde's cameo role on VH1's popular series Hit the Floor to Oge Okoye's startling impersonation of Lady Gaga, this book follows Nollywood stars from Lagos to London, Ouagadougou, Cannes, Paris, Porto-Novo, Sekondi-Takoradi, Dakar, Accra, Atlanta, Houston, New York, and Los Angeles. Tsika tracks their efforts to integrate into various entertainment cultures, but never to the point of effacing their African roots.

Girls of Paper and Fire

Girls of Paper and Fire
Author: Natasha Ngan
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2018-11-06
ISBN: 1473692210
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Girls of Paper and Fire Book Excerpt:

The mesmerising New York Times bestseller! Each year, eight beautiful girls are chosen as Paper Girls to serve the king. It's the highest honour they could hope for . . . and the most demeaning. This year, there's a ninth. And instead of paper, she's made of fire. 'A timely reminder that, in the right hands, the fantasy genre has things to say about injustice and abuse of power in the real world' Guardian Lei is a member of the Paper caste, the lowest and most persecuted class of people in Ikhara. Ten years ago, her mother was snatched by the royal guards, and her fate remains unknown. Now, the guards are back and this time it's Lei they're after - the girl with the golden eyes, whose rumoured beauty has piqued the king's interest. Over weeks of training in the opulent but oppressive palace, Lei and eight other girls learn the skills and charm that befit a king's consort. There, Lei does the unthinkable - she falls in love. Her forbidden romance becomes enmeshed with an explosive plot that threatens her world's entire way of life. Lei, still the wide-eyed country girl at heart, must decide how far she's willing to go for justice and revenge.

Hard to Love

Hard to Love
Author: Briallen Hopper
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2019-02-05
ISBN: 1632868792
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hard to Love Book Excerpt:

A sharp and entertaining essay collection about the importance of multiple forms of love and friendship in a world designed for couples, from a laser-precise new voice. Sometimes it seems like there are two American creeds, self-reliance and marriage, and neither of them is mine. I experience myself as someone formed and sustained by others' love and patience, by student loans and stipends, by the kindness of strangers. Briallen Hopper's Hard to Love honors the categories of loves and relationships beyond marriage, the ones that are often treated as invisible or seen as secondary--friendships, kinship with adult siblings, care teams that form in times of illness, or various alternative family formations. She also values difficult and amorphous loves like loving a challenging job or inanimate objects that can't love you back. She draws from personal experience, sharing stories about her loving but combative family, the fiercely independent Emerson scholar who pushed her away, and the friends who have become her invented or found family; pop culture touchstones like the Women's March, John Green's The Fault in Our Stars, and the timeless series Cheers; and the work of writers like Joan Didion, Gwendolyn Brooks, Flannery O'Connor, and Herman Melville (Moby-Dick like you've never seen it!). Hard to Love pays homage and attention to unlikely friends and lovers both real and fictional. It is a series of love letters to the meaningful, if underappreciated, forms of intimacy and community that are tricky, tangled, and tough, but ultimately sustaining.

Good Guys Bad Guys Fence Walkers

Good Guys  Bad Guys  Fence Walkers
Author: J.P. Holmes
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 141
Release: 2009-12-22
ISBN: 1449057756
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Good Guys Bad Guys Fence Walkers Book Excerpt:

Three long service police Detectives take early tirements to form their own detective agency, they start out with a rented officethree desks and chairs a phone on the floor. This doesn't last as one of the detectives Aunts join them and her college son who is a computor wizard who can hack into anything. Detectives go from one case to another involving blackmail,mates checking on their spouses, white slavery here in American, drug runners and much more.

My Exaggerated Life

My Exaggerated Life
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Univ of South Carolina Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2018-03-13
ISBN: 1611179084
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Exaggerated Life Book Excerpt:

Pat Conroy's memoirs and autobiographical novels contain a great deal about his life, but there is much he hasn't revealed to readers—until now. My Exaggerated Life is the product of a special collaboration between this great American author and oral biographer Katherine Clark, who recorded two hundred hours of conversations with Conroy before he passed away in 2016. In the spring and summer of 2014, the two spoke for an hour or more on the phone every day. No subject was off limits, including aspects of his tumultuous life he had never before revealed. This oral biography presents Conroy the man, as if speaking in person, in the colloquial voice familiar to family and friends. This voice is quite different from the authorial style found in his books, which are famous for their lyricism and poetic descriptions. Here Conroy is blunt, plainspoken, and uncommonly candid. While his novels are known for their tragic elements, this volume is suffused with Conroy's sense of humor, which he credits with saving his life on several occasions. The story Conroy offers here is about surviving and overcoming the childhood abuse and trauma that marked his life. He is frank about his emotional damage—the depression, the alcoholism, the divorces, and, above all, the crippling lack of self-esteem and self-confidence. He also sheds light on the forces that saved his life from ruin. The act of writing compelled Conroy to confront the painful truths about his past, while years of therapy with a clinical psychologist helped him achieve a greater sense of self-awareness and understanding. As Conroy recounts his time in Atlanta, Rome, and San Francisco, along with his many years in Beaufort, South Carolina, he portrays a journey full of struggles and suffering that culminated ultimately in redemption and triumph. Although he gained worldwide recognition for his writing, Conroy believed his greatest achievement was in successfully carving out a life filled with family and friends, as well as love and happiness. In the end he arrived at himself and found it was a good place to be.

Contemporary Crime Fiction

Contemporary Crime Fiction
Author: Charlotte Beyer
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 225
Release: 2021-03-01
ISBN: 1527566862
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contemporary Crime Fiction Book Excerpt:

This unique and timely book presents nine compelling essays on contemporary crime fiction, bringing innovative and fresh perspectives to the analysis of this most popular and vibrant literary genre. Investigating contemporary crime fiction and the critical debates surrounding its reception and production, the introductory chapter sets the scene for the subsequent analyses of distinct crime fiction topics, themes and authors. The topics include the experimental detective narrative, race and ethnicity, historical crime fiction, domestic noir, feminism and crime, environmental crime, and the poetics of place. Authors examined here range from Ian Rankin, Gillian Flynn, Val McDermid, Denise Mina, Robert Galbraith, Nancy Bilyeau, and Martha Grimes, to Tana French, Dale Furutani, and J.G. Ballard, and more. Informed by the latest critical debates and theoretical perspectives in the field, this volume presents an invaluable source of information and criticism on crime fiction for students, researchers and academics alike.

Lest We Forget Chicago s Awful Theater Horror

 Lest We Forget   Chicago s Awful Theater Horror
Author: Marshall Everett
Publsiher: DigiCat
Total Pages: 261
Release: 2022-05-28
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lest We Forget Chicago s Awful Theater Horror Book Excerpt:

This book tells about the Iroquois Theatre fire that occurred on December 30, 1903, at the Iroquois Theatre in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The fire resulted in more than 600 deaths and was the deadliest theater fire and single-building fire in U.S. history. This book is a tribute to the tragedy that left a deep trace in the memory of past generations and is also horrifying to a modern reader.

Comic Connections

Comic Connections
Author: Sandra Eckard
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2018-12-28
ISBN: 1475828098
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Comic Connections Book Excerpt:

This book is designed to help teachers from middle school through college find exciting new strategies to help students develop their literacy skills.

Nature s Altars

Nature s Altars
Author: Susan R. Schrepfer
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 334
Release: 2005
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nature s Altars Book Excerpt:

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ALBUM BOOK

ALBUM BOOK
Author: JEAN EXUMA
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 122
Release: 2014-03-20
ISBN: 1304959198
Category: Poetry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

ALBUM BOOK Book Excerpt:

to the bible rock n roll my view and action of written music in a book rock rock Virtue tale of him -- the coming of the boy wise of age the serpent Coming of him is Beautiful days ahead of us all follow the passage that lay Ahead it have bestowed in your days his glory the story of him his reign In your hand his album as followed

The Bloomsbury Reader in Religion and Childhood

The Bloomsbury Reader in Religion and Childhood
Author: Anna Strhan,Stephen G. Parker,Susan Ridgely
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2017-01-26
ISBN: 1474251129
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bloomsbury Reader in Religion and Childhood Book Excerpt:

From recent sex abuse scandals in the Roman Catholic Church, to arguments about faith schools and religious indoctrination, this volume considers the interconnection between the actual lives of children and the position of children as placeholders for the future. Childhood has often been a particular site of struggle for negotiating the location of religion in public and everyday social life, and children's involvement and non-involvement in religion raises strong feelings because they represent the future of religious and secular communities, even of society itself. The Bloomsbury Reader in Religion and Childhood provides a rich resource for students and scholars of this interdisciplinary field, and addresses wider questions about the distinctiveness of childhood and its religious dimensions in historical and contemporary perspective. Divided into five thematic parts, the volume provides classic, contemporary, and specially commissioned readings from a range of perspectives, including the sociological, anthropological, historical, and theological. Case studies range from Augustine's description of childhood in Confessions, the psychology of religion and childhood, to religion in children's literature, religious education, and Qur'anic schools. - Religious traditions covered include Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism, in the UK and Europe, USA, Latin America and Africa - An introduction situates each thematic part, and each reading is contextualised by the editors - Guidance on further reading and study questions are provided on the book's webpage

The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam And the Crusades

The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam  And the Crusades
Author: Robert Spencer
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2005-08-01
ISBN: 1596980338
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam And the Crusades Book Excerpt:

"The courageous Robert Spencer busts myths and tells truths about jihadists that no one else will tell." -- Michelle Malkin, bestselling author and columnist While many choose to simply blame the West for provoking terrorists, Robert Spencer’s new book The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades)™ reveals why it is time to ignore political correctness and identify the enemy, if we hope to ever defeat them. In a fast-paced, politically incorrect tour of Islamic teachings and Crusades history, Spencer reveals the roots of Islamic violence and hatred. Spencer refutes the myths popularized by left-wing academics and Islamic apologists who justify their political agendas with contrived historical “facts.” Exposing myth after myth, The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades)™ tackles Islam’s institutionalized mistreatment of non-Muslims, the stifling effect Islam has on science and free inquiry, the ghastly lure of Islam’s X-rated Paradise for suicide bombers and jihad terrorists, the brutal Islamic conquests of the Christian lands of the Middle East and North Africa, and more. In The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades)™, you will learn: How Muhammad did not teach “peace and tolerance”—instead he led armies and ordered the assassination of his enemies Why American Muslim groups and left-wing academics are engaged in a huge cover-up of Islamic doctrine and historyHow today’s jihad terrorists following the Qur’an’s command to make war on Jews and Christians have the same motives and goals as the Muslims who fought the Crusaders Why the Crusades were not acts of unprovoked aggression by Europe against the Islamic world, but a delayed response to centuries of Muslim aggression What must be done today—from reading the Qur’an to reclassifying Muslim organizations—in order to defeat jihad terrorists

What We Hold in Common

What We Hold in Common
Author: Janet Zandy
Publsiher: Feminist Press at CUNY
Total Pages: 358
Release: 2001
ISBN: 9781558612594
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What We Hold in Common Book Excerpt:

Restored to print--in an expanded edition--the pivotal text in working-class studies.

Girls of Storm and Shadow

Girls of Storm and Shadow
Author: Natasha Ngan
Publsiher: Hodder Paperbacks
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2020-07-09
ISBN: 9781529342611
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Girls of Storm and Shadow Book Excerpt:

The Country Gentleman

The Country Gentleman
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1912
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Agriculture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Country Gentleman Book Excerpt:

A New Day

A New Day
Author: Akinade Akintunde E. (ed.)
Publsiher: Peter Lang
Total Pages: 346
Release: 2010
ISBN: 9781433104565
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A New Day Book Excerpt:

The unprecedented resurgence, renewal, and rebirth of twenty-first century Christianity in postcolonial societies, such as Asia, Africa, and Latin America, calls for new insights, methodologies, and paradigms since the West can no longer be regarded as the sole citadel and cradle of the Christian faith. The Christian message has been reshaped and reappropriated in different contexts and cultures and, through this cross-cultural transmission and transformation, it has become a world religion. Contextualizing the Christian faith also entails decolonizing its theology, precepts, and dogma. These efforts continue to engender new initiatives and efforts in the intercultural, interconfessional, intercontinental, and interreligious dimensions of world Christianity. A New Day is a collection of essays in honor of Lamin Sanneh, one of the most adamant advocates and apostles of the radical change in the face of Christianity in the twenty-first century. The essays in this book by recognized scholars deal with issues, themes, and perspectives that are important for understanding Christianity as a world religious movement.