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A memoir in essays beginning in the American Midwest and ending in north central Italy. In sharply rendered vignettes, Rick Bailey reflects on donuts and ducks, horses and car crashes, outhouses and EKGs. At times humorous, at times bittersweet, Bailey's
Until the close of the nineteenth century, French colonial theory was based on the idea of assimilation, which gave France the responsibility for "civilizing" its colonies by absorbing them administratively and culturally. This book examines the shift in
Explores how black women in France itself, the French Caribbean, Goree, Dakar, Rufisque, and Saint-Louis experienced and reacted to French colonialism and how gendered readings of colonization, decolonization, and social movements cast new light on the hi
Features ten of the author's best short stories, evoking the seamy side of '50s Parisian night life.
Despite the immense body of literature about the American Civil War and its causes, the nation's western involvement in the approaching conflict often gets short shrift. Busy in the Cause explores the role of the Midwest in shaping US politics concerning
Showcases geographic diversity by exploring how anthropologists have presented their methods and theories to the public and in general to a variety of audiences. Essays showcase the research and personalities of Alexander Goldenweiser, Robert Lowie, Harla
What is Africa's own 'heart of darkness'? It is what confronts Ayane when, after three years abroad, she returns to the Central African village of her birth. Now an 'outsider' with foreign ways distrusted by her fellow villagers, she must face alone the c
Documents on the Holocaust Selected Sources on the Destruction of the Jews of Germany and Austria, Poland, and the Soviet Union (Eighth Edition)
Presents 213 documents on the theory, planning, and execution of, and reaction and resistance to, the Nazi plan to exterminate European Jews, from the 1920s through the closing days of World War II, and focuses on the experience of eastern Europe.
Presenting an interpretation of the famous appendix to Husserl's "The Crisis of European Sciences and Transcendental Phenomenology", this title relates writing to such key concepts as differing, consciousness, presence, and historicity.
Provides an intimate and informative glimpse of photographer Edward S. Curtis (1868-1952) and his associates as they embarked on their epic quest to document through word and picture the traditional cultures of Native Americans in the western United State
To most people living in the West, the Louisiana Purchase made little difference: the United States was just another imperial overlord to be assessed and manipulated. However, this was not, as Empires, Nations, and Families makes clear, virgin wilderness
The story of four Cambodian families as they confront deportation forty years after their resettlement in the United States. Katya Cengel weaves their remarkable stories together into a single moving narrative-one that reveals a disquieting cycle of viole
Suggests that readers understand novels primarily by following the functioning of the minds of characters in the novel storyworlds. This work analyzes constructions of characters' minds in the fictional texts of a wide range of authors, from Aphra Behn an
This panoramic history of Jewish food highlights its breadth and depth on a global scale from Renaissance Italy to the post-World War II era in Israel, Argentina, and the United States and critically examines the impact of food on Jewish lives and on the
The study of narrative has been a continuous concern from antiquity to the present day because stories are everywhere - from fiction across media to nation building and personal identity. This title sorts out traditional narrative theories, providing the
Drawing on a vast array of primary and secondary sources, Roger L. Nichols traces the changing relationships between Native peoples and whites in the United States and Canada from colonial times to the present. Dividing this history into five stages, Nich
A son details the negotiations between a German Jew and the Nazi mass-murderer Heinrich Himmler that allowed for the release of women, including his mother, held in the Ravensbruck concentration camp.
Joel Sartore has spent twenty years taking pictures for National Geographic. His fresh insights and engaging warmth and wit - accompanied by extraordinary photographs - provide a sensory experience that draws readers into one fascinatingly different world
Provides an unprecedented examination of the development of Baroque musical thought. Bartel's clear, detailed analysis of German Baroque musical-rhetorical figures, combined with his careful translations of interpretations of those figures from a wide ran
Narratology has been conceived as a project that transcends disciplines and media. This book investigates how the intrinsic properties of the supporting medium shape the form of narrative and affect the narrative experience. It addresses the question of h
Conducts readers into a personal world of communication and connection whose center is the bicycle, and where all people and things pass by way of the bike. This title conveys the experience of cycling - from the initial charm of early outings to the dram
Explores the American public's collective memory and common perception of World War I by analysing the extent to which it was expressed through the production of cultural artifacts related to the war. Through the analysis of four vectors of memoryLamay Li
Historian David Byrne offers an analysis of the ideas that informed Ronald Reagan's political philosophy and policy ideas.
The Russian formalists emerged from the Russian Revolution with ideas about the independence of literature. They enjoyed that independence until Stalin shut them down. By then, however, they had produced essays that remain among the best defenses ever wri
Struggling to free itself from a century of economic decline and stagnation, the town of San Miguel de Allende discovered that its "timeless" quality could provide a way forward. Lisa Pinley Covert examines how this once small, quiet town became a UNESCO
Synthesizes anew the sea otter's complex history of interaction with humans by drawing on new histories of the species that consider international and global factors beyond the fur trade, including sea mammal conservation, Cold War nuclear testing, and en
Including a wealth of significant detail and drawing heavily on her heroines' own stories, this book creates the early West from a feminine viewpoint. It details about daily life and the great diversity of kinds of people who inhabited the Far West.
Explores how media, old and new, give birth to various types of storyworlds and provide different ways of experiencing them, inviting readers to join an ongoing theoretical conversation focused on the question: how can narratology achieve media-consciousn
Features war stories that are arresting, often shocking accounts of the incivilities perpetrated by and on men suddenly confronting their own mortality.This title includes stories such as: 'An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge', 'Chickamauga', 'The Mocking B
Examines the historical and archaeological record of the Chinese immigrant experience in Montana to explore new questions and perspectives. Christopher W. Merritt uses the statewide Montana context to show the diversity of Chinese settlements that has oft
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