The Beaver Bites Back?: American Popular Culture in Canada by David H. Flaherty, Frank E. Manning

By David H. Flaherty, Frank E. Manning

The contributing authors discover 3 facets of yankee tradition: its transmission through print and broadcast media and during stay occasions in recreation, leisure, non secular evangelism, and different public productions; its impact on Canadian pop culture; and the range of Canadian responses. They recommend that the Canadian model of yank pop culture is much greater than a duplicate. in its place, it truly is often an inventive reaction - frequently parodic in tone and subversive in motive - that provides public expression to Canadian sentiment and sensibility and offers defense from, and resistance to, American domination. sarcastically, it can be in responding to American tradition that Canadian sovereignty unearths its such a lot significant and powerful articulation. experts and students from a large choice of disciplines, the members talk about a number cultural kinds and performances. each one instance, whereas "made in Canada," is expounded to an American replacement yet has a wide Canadian viewers. Taking a wealthy number of views in this complicated courting, The Beaver Bites again? calls for that Canadian pop culture be accorded its right prestige. The individuals are G. Stuart Adam, Michael M. Ames, Robert Knight Barney, Seth Feldman, Bruce Feldhusen, David H. Flaherty, Reid Gilbert, Andrew Lyons, Harriet Lyons, John MacAloon, Frank E. Manning, Thelma McCormack, Mary Jane Miller, Bernard Ostry, Charline Poirier, Paul Rutherford, Robert A. Stebbins, Michael Taft, Geoffrey Wall, and Andrew Wernick.

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Tricksterism in Turn-of-the-Century American Literature: A by Elizabeth Ammons

By Elizabeth Ammons

No markings. Binding is tight, covers and backbone totally intact. All edges are fresh. prior owner's inscription in ink, neat. comprises index. Very fresh, crisp, and tight reproduction. now not Ex-Library. All books provided from DSB are stocked at our shop in Fayetteville, AR. retailer on delivery by way of ordering a number of titles. 201pp. Hardcover good condition dimension: 6 0.5" x nine 0.5" English textual content

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The International Politics of the Asia Pacific, 1945-1995 by Michael Yahuda

By Michael Yahuda

This absolutely up-to-date and revised variation of Michael Yahuda's super winning textbook introduces scholars to the overseas politics of the Asia Pacific sector given that 1945. Divided into 3 components, the 1st offers a chronological evaluate of advancements on account that 1945, the hot moment half appears on the post-cold battle interval, whereas the 3rd makes a speciality of the rules of the united states, the USSR/Russia, China and Japan within the quarter. Yahuda analyses politics when it comes to international, local, and native developments, combining narrative with research. This new version features:
* research of the industrial quandary and the aptitude implications world wide of East Asian fiscal recovery
* a bankruptcy at the emergence of East Asia as an important strength in international affairs, targeting the function of lesser powers corresponding to Indonesia and Malaysia
* chapters contemplating customers post-2000 and competing frameworks for safeguard within the wake of nuclear rigidity among India and Pakistan
* the strengths and weaknesses people hegemony within the new global order.

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Sufism In The West by Jamal Malik, John Hinnells

By Jamal Malik, John Hinnells

With the expanding Muslim diaspora in post-modern Western societies, Sufism – intellectually in addition to sociologically – could finally develop into Islam itself because of its flexible capability. even if Sufism has consistently provoked substantial curiosity within the West, no quantity has thus far been written which discusses this element of Islam when it comes to the way it is practised in Western societies. Bringing together top overseas professionals to survey the heritage of Islamic mysticism in North the USA and Europe, this publication elaborates the tips and associations which arrange Sufism and folk-religious practices. The chapters hide: the orders and activities their social base association and institutionalization recruitment-patterns in new environments channels of disseminating rules, equivalent to ritual, aura, and association purposes for his or her recognition between yes social teams the character in their association with the international locations in their starting place. supplying a desirable perception into how Sufism operates inside of diverse spheres of society, Sufism within the West is crucial analyzing for college students and lecturers with examine pursuits in Islam, Islamic historical past and social anthropology.

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Cyberghetto or cybertopia? : race, class, and gender on the by Bosah Ebo

By Bosah Ebo

Computer-mediated verbal exchange and cyberculture are dramatically altering the character of social relationships. even if our on-line world will easily keep vestiges of conventional groups with hierarchical social hyperlinks and class-structured relationships or create new egalitarian social networks is still an open query. The chapters during this quantity research the difficulty of social justice on the web through the use of quite a few methodological and theoretical views. Political scientists, sociologists, and communications and knowledge platforms students deal with problems with race, classification, and gender on the web in chapters that don't suppose any really good education in laptop expertise.

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Village Governance in North China: 1875-1936 by Huaiyin Li

By Huaiyin Li

This booklet is set village governance in China in the course of the overdue 19th and early 20th centuries. Drawing on executive files from Huailu county, Hebei province, it explores neighborhood practices and legit platforms of social keep an eye on, land taxation, and "self executive" on the village point. Its research of peasant behaviors bridges the space among the rational selection and ethical economic system versions by way of bearing in mind either fabric and symbolic dimensions of strength and curiosity within the peasant group. The author's interpretation of village/state family members prior to 1900 transcends the nation and society dichotomy and accentuates the interaction among formal and casual associations and practices. His account of "state making" after 1900 underscores the continuity of endogenous preparations during institutional formalization and the interpenetration among reliable discourse and well known notions within the new strategy of political legitimization.

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Greek Americans: Struggle and Success by Peter Moskos

By Peter Moskos

Prentice corridor technology Explorer ©2009 Earth's altering floor 1. Mapping Earth's Surface2. Weathering and Soil Formation3. Erosion and Deposition4. a visit via Geologic Time Prentice corridor technology Explorer, the nation's major heart institution technological know-how software, is the ideal healthy for contemporary school room. Lead writer Michael Padilla weaves jointly content material with hands-on technology inquiry that is guaranteed to succeed in each pupil. to be had in sixteen small books or because the lifestyles, Earth, and actual sequence, you will discover the choice that top fits your curriculum. Use the textbook by myself or in tandem with our remarkable ancillaries and expertise. technological know-how Explorer provide you with extra innovations so that you can carry classes aligned on your criteria and personal tastes. Our dedication to heart college scholars is unrivaled within the parts of inquiry possibilities, visible studying, examining help, and academic expertise. * A confirmed formulation for interpreting luck * greater than 1,400 labs and actions correct at your finger information * photos that interact scholars and toughen options * A Prentice corridor specific partnership with Emmy Award-winning become aware of Channel university movies! Prentice corridor units the normal for attractive, hands-on technology exploration! combine labs conveniently! greater than 1,400 labs and actions are correct at your fingertips with the Lab zone™ effortless Planner CD-ROM.  simply seek all labs via time, content material, or nation standard.A Prentice corridor unique partnership!  Emmy Award-winning Discovery Channel School™ movies and DVDs supply visible help for each bankruptcy and help studying with present, real-world examples.A confirmed formulation for studying luck ahead of, in the course of, and after studying help in each lesson allows scholars to completely comprehend the large principles of science.One-of-a-kind digital studies energetic paintings and digital labs aid scholars see technology in a brand new means via delivering digital explorations of key recommendations that make stronger studying.

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Hausa Women in the Twentieth Century by Catherine M. Coles, Beverly Mack

By Catherine M. Coles, Beverly Mack

    The Hausa are one of many greatest ethnic teams in Africa, with populations in Nigeria, Niger, and Ghana.  Their lengthy background of city-states and Islamic caliphates, their advanced buying and selling economies, and their cultural traditions have attracted the eye of historians, political economists, linguists, and anthropologists. the big physique of scholarship on Hausa society, although, has assumed the subordination of girls to men.    Hausa girls within the 20th Century refutes the suggestion that Hausa girls are pawns in a patriarchal Muslim society.  The participants, all of whom have performed box examine in Hausaland, discover the methods Hausa ladies have balanced the calls for of Islamic expectancies and Western offerings as their society moved from a precolonial procedure via British colonial management to inclusion within the glossy Nigerian country. This quantity examines the jobs of a wide selection of ladies, from better halves and staff to political activists and legendary figures, and it emphasizes that ladies were educators and non secular leaders in Hausa society on the grounds that precolonial times.  From royalty to slaves and concubines, in conventional Hausa towns and in more moderen cities, from the city terrible to the newly expert elite, the "invisible ladies" whose lives are documented the following display that ordinary bills of Hausa society has to be revised.    Scholars of Hausa and neighboring West African societies will locate during this assortment a wealth of latest fabric and a version of the way examine on ladies might be built-in with normal money owed of Hausa social, spiritual, political, and fiscal lifestyles. for college kids and students gender and women's roles cross-culturally, this quantity offers a useful African standpoint.

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Cultural Curiosity: Thirteen Stories about the Search for by Josephine M.T. Khu

By Josephine M.T. Khu

This anthology of autobiographical essays unearths the human facet of the chinese language diaspora. Written by way of ethnic chinese language who have been born or raised outdoor of China, those relocating items, choked with the poignant info of way of life, describe the adventure of becoming up as a visual minority and the next trip each one writer made to China. The authors-whose varied backgrounds in international locations reminiscent of New Zealand, Denmark, Sri Lanka, England, Indonesia, and the us reflect the complicated international scope of the chinese language diaspora-describe particularly how their trip to the rustic in their ancestors remodeled their feel of what it ability to be chinese language. the gathering as a complete offers very important insights into what ethnic identification has come to intend in our transnational period. one of the items is Brad Wong's dialogue of his stopover at to his grandfather's poverty-stricken village in China's southern Guangdong province. He describes operating with many of the peasants tilling greens and compares existence within the village along with his middle-class upbringing in a San Francisco suburb. In one other essay, Milan Lin-Rodrigo tells of her lifestyles in Sri Lanka and of the journey she made to China as an grownup. She describes the tough and occasionally funny cultural adjustments she skilled while she met her chinese language half-sister and her father's first spouse. Josephine Khu's full of life afterword presents historical past details at the chinese language diaspora and provides a theoretical framework for realizing the problems raised within the essays. This intimate and wealthy anthology might be compelling examining for all who're looking solutions to the more and more advanced factor of ethnic and private id.

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