A Bedford Spotlight Reader

Author: Andrew J. Hoffman

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

ISBN: 9781457690303

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

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A Bedford Spotlight Reader

Author: Christian R. Weisser

Publisher: Bedford Books

ISBN: 9781319056612

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 368

View: 2061

Sustainability explores questions around the central concept of sustainability: What are its foundations and politics? How do crises challenge sustainability? How is sustainability connected to local and transnational environments? How is sustainability connected to tourism and recreation? Readings by a range of ecologists, urban planners, philosophers, geographers, reporters, artists, and ordinary citizens take up these questions and more. Questions and assignments for each selection provide a range of activities for students. The website for the Spotlight Series offers comprehensive instructor support with sample syllabi and additional teaching resources. The Bedford Spotlight Reader Series is an exciting line of single-theme readers, each reflecting Bedford's trademark care and quality. An editorial board of a dozen compositionists at schools with courses focusing on specific themes assists in the development of the series. Each reader collects thoughtfully chosen selections sufficient for an entire writing course--about 35 pieces--to allow instructors to provide carefully developed, high-quality instruction at an affordable price. Bedford Spotlight Readers are designed to help students from all majors make sustained inquiries from multiple perspectives, opening up topics such as money, food, border crossings, music, humor, subcultures, happiness, monsters, sustainability, and gender to critical analysis. The readers are flexibly arranged in thematic chapters, with each chapter focusing in depth on a different facet of the central topic. The website for the Spotlight Series offers comprehensive instructor support with sample syllabi and additional teaching resources.
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A Bedford Spotlight Reader

Author: Eric Rawson

Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education

ISBN: 1319102379

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

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American Subcultures explores questions about how marginalized communities affect our shared experience: What is life like in a marginalized group? How do subcultures define themselves? By what means does a subculture challenge authority? How do subcultures reproduce the values of mainstream culture? In what ways have subcultures been subsumed by the larger culture, and how have the subcultures responded? Readings by psychologists, journalists, philosophers, sociologists, activists, and others take up these issues and more. Questions and assignments for each selection provide a range of activities for students and the website for the Spotlight Series (macmillanlearning.com/spotlight) offers instructor support with sample syllabi and additional teaching resources. The Bedford Spotlight Reader Series is an exciting line of single-theme readers, each featuring Bedford's trademark care and quality. An Editorial Board of more than a dozen compositionists at schools focusing on specific themes assist in the development of the series. The readers in the series collect thoughtfully chosen readings sufficient for an entire writing course--about 35 selections--to allow instructors to provide carefully developed, high-quality instruction at an affordable price. Bedford Spotlight Readers are designed to help students make inquiries from multiple perspectives, opening up topics such as language diversity, music, borders, humor, monsters, happiness, money, food, sustainability, and gender to critical analysis. The readers are flexibly arranged in thematic chapters, each focusing in depth on a different facet of the central topic.
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A Bedford Spotlight Reader

Author: Jeff Ousborne

Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education

ISBN: 1319120121

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: N.A

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Writing Music explores questions around the central topic of music: What is music--and why do we love It? How does music express and shape the self? How do we make and consume music? How does music negotiate race and ethnicity? What does music reveal about sexuality and gender? Readings by musicians, psychologists, philosophers, economists, and others take up these issues and more. Questions and assignments for each selection provide a range of activities for students, while the website for the Spotlight Series offers instructor support with additional teaching resources at macmillanlearning.com/spotlight. The Bedford Spotlight Reader Series is an exciting line of single-theme readers, each featuring Bedford's trademark care and quality. An Editorial Board of more than a dozen compositionists at schools focusing on specific themes assists in the development of the series. The readers in the series collect thoughtfully chosen readings sufficient for an entire writing course--about 35 selections--to allow instructors to provide carefully developed, high-quality instruction at an affordable price. Bedford Spotlight Readers are designed to help students make inquiries from multiple perspectives, opening up topics such as language, humor, monsters, borders, subcultures, happiness, money, food, sustainability, and gender to critical analysis. The readers are flexibly arranged in thematic chapters, each focusing in depth on a different facet of the central topic.
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A Bedford Spotlight Reader

Author: Holly Bauer

Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education

ISBN: 1319070396

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

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Food Matters, Second Edition, explores questions about the seemingly simple concept of food: What is the purpose of food: sustenance, pleasure, health? How does what we eat determine and reflect our identities? What political, social, and cultural forces affect our food choices? What does it mean to eat ethically? What is food, exactly, and how do advances in technology affect our definition of it? Readings by a range of essayists, scientists, linguists, journalists, farmers, artists, and ordinary citizens take up these questions and more. Questions and assignments for each selection provide a range of activities for students. This new edition of Food Matters features current readings that reflect the evolving conversation about food in our society. The Bedford Spotlight Reader Series is an exciting line of single-theme readers, each reflecting Bedford’s trademark care and quality. An editorial board of a dozen compositionists at schools with courses focusing on specific themes assists in the development of the series. Each reader collects thoughtfully chosen selections sufficient for an entire writing course—about 35 pieces—to allow instructors to provide carefully developed, high-quality instruction at an affordable price. Bedford Spotlight Readers are designed to help students from all majors make sustained inquiries from multiple perspectives, opening up topics such as money, food, border crossings, music, humor, subcultures, happiness, monsters, sustainability, and gender to critical analysis. The readers are flexibly arranged in thematic chapters, with each chapter focusing in depth on a different facet of the central topic. The website for the Spotlight Series offers comprehensive instructor support with sample syllabi and additional teaching resources.
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The Cultural Links between the Human and Inhuman

Author: Lisa Wenger Bro,Crystal O'Leary-Davidson,Mary Ann Gareis

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1527514838

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 412

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Monsters are a part of every society, and ours is no exception. They are deeply embedded in our history, our mythos, and our culture. However, treating them as simply a facet of children’s stories or escapist entertainment belittles their importance. When examined closely, we see that monsters have always represented the things we fear: that which is different, which we can’t understand, which is dangerous, which is Other. But in many ways, monsters also represent our growing awareness of ourselves and our changing place in a continually shrinking world. Contemporary portrayals of the monstrous often have less to do with what we fear in others than with what we fear about ourselves, what we fear we might be capable of. The nineteen essays in this volume explore the place and function of the monstrous in a variety of media – stories and novels like Baum’s Oz books or Gibson’s Neuromancer; television series and feature films like The Walking Dead or Edward Scissorhands; and myths and legends like Beowulf and The Loch Ness Monster – in order to provide a closer understanding of not just who we are and who we have been, but also who we believe we can be – for better or worse.
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Roman

Author: Chris Cleave

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 342341698X

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Manchmal wünscht sie sich, sie wäre eine englische Pfundmünze: dann würde sich nämlich jeder freuen, sie zu sehen. Little Bee ist 16 Jahre alt und stammt aus Afrika. In ihrer Heimat ist ihr Schreckliches zugestoßen, und seit zwei Jahren lebt sie in einem englischen Abschiebelager für Asylbewerber. Trotz allem ist sie ein Mensch voll Lebensfreude, Witz und Intelligenz. In England kennt sie außerhalb des Lagers nur zwei Menschen: Vor Jahren hat sie in Nigeria das Ehepaar Sarah und Andrew, die im englischen Kingston-upon-Thames ein privilegiertes Leben führen, kennengelernt. Ein furchtbares gemeinsames Erlebnis hat eine tragische Verbindung zwischen ihnen geschaffen. Als Little Bee aus dem Lager entlassen wird, ruft sie bei Sarah und Andrew an. Ein Anruf, der unvorhersehbare Folgen hat: Einige Tage später bringt sich Andrew um. Und kurz darauf steht Little Bee vor Sarahs Tür ...
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A Bedford Spotlight Reader

Author: Kirk Boyle

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

ISBN: 9781319020132

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 352

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The Rhetoric of Humor explores questions around the central concept of humor and comedic writing: What takes place when we laugh? When might jokes be inappropriate? What is the role of humor in a democratic society? How does one write an effective comedic argument? Readings by comedians, philosophers, journalists, cartoonists, sociologists, activists and others take up these issues and more. Questions and assignments for each selection provide a range of activities for students, while the website for the Spotlight Series offers comprehensive instructor support with sample syllabi and additional teaching resources. The Bedford Spotlight Reader Series is an exciting line of single-theme readers, each featuring Bedford’s trademark care and quality. An Editorial Board of more than a dozen compositionists at schools focusing on specific themes assists in the development of the series. The readers in the series collect thoughtfully chosen readings sufficient for an entire writing course—about 35 selections—to allow instructors to provide carefully developed, high-quality instruction at an affordable price. Bedford Spotlight Readers are designed to help students make inquiries from multiple perspectives, opening up topics such as monsters, borders, subcultures, happiness, money, food, sustainability, and gender to critical analysis. The readers are flexibly arranged in thematic chapters, each focusing in depth on a different facet of the central topic.
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A Bedford Spotlight Reader

Author: Samantha Looker-Koenigs

Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education

ISBN: 1319136419

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: N.A

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Language Diversity and Academic Writing encourages students to understand the diversity within their own and others' language and apply that knowledge to their academic writing. Readings by linguists, journalists, novelists, educators, writing researchers, and student writers explore a range of questions about language and writing: How does language reflect and construct our identities and influence how we are perceived by others? How do the features and rules of language and writing change over time and across situations? How do we position ourselves as writers in academic contexts and beyond? Questions and assignments for each selection provide a range of activities for students, and the website for the Spotlight series (macmillanlearning.com/spotlight) offers comprehensive instructor support with sample syllabi and additional teaching resources. The Bedford Spotlight Reader Series is an exciting line of single-theme readers, each featuring Bedford's trademark care and quality. An Editorial Board of more than a dozen compositionists at schools focusing on specific themes assists in the development of the series. The readers in the series collect thoughtfully chosen readings sufficient for an entire writing course--about 35 selections--to allow instructors to provide carefully developed, high-quality instruction at an affordable price. Bedford Spotlight Readers are designed to help students make inquiries from multiple perspectives, opening up topics such as subcultures,, music, borders, humor, monsters, happiness, money, food, sustainability, and gender to critical analysis. The readers are flexibly arranged in thematic chapters, each focusing in depth on a different facet of the central topic.
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Thriller

Author: Jilliane Hoffman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783942656177

Category:

Page: 396

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100 philosophische Gedankenspiele

Author: Julian Baggini

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783492048682

Category:

Page: 311

View: 2123

Gilt Flirten im Internet schon als Fremdgehen? Darf man jemanden für etwas bestrafen, das er noch nicht verbrochen hat? Wie wissen wir, ob wir wach sind oder träumen? Baggini knackt 100 'philosophische Nüsse'. Darf ein überzeugter Vegetarier das Fleisch e
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Author: Dacre Stoker,Ian Holt

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3802584090

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

View: 8000

Fünfundzwanzig Jahre sind vergangen, seit die Vampirjäger um Professor van Helsing den gefürchteten Dracula zur Strecke brachten. Doch der Friede ist trügerisch. In London geschehen unheimliche Dinge, und Jonathan Harker wird ermordet am Picadilly Circus aufgefunden. Irgendjemand scheint es auf diejenigen abgesehen zu haben, die damals an der Vernichtung des dunklen Grafen mitwirkten. Harkers Sohn Quincey tritt in die Fußstapfen seines Vaters, um den Mord aufzuklären. Dabei macht er rätselhafte Entdeckungen. Könnte es sein, dass der legendäre Dracula noch unter den Lebenden weilt?
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Roman

Author: Natalie C. Anderson

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423432810

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 400

View: 5982

Aktuell, gesellschaftskritisch und zugleich hochspannend Tina war 5, als sie mit ihrer Mutter aus ihrer Heimat, dem Kongo, fliehen musste und Zuflucht in Sangui City, Kenia, fand. Als ihre Mutter ermordet im Haus ihres Arbeitgebers aufgefunden wird, hat Tina nur ein Ziel: Rache zu nehmen für den Mord an ihrer Mutter. Die nächsten Jahre versucht sie auf der Straße zu überleben, unter dem Schutz der Goondas, der führenden Gang in Sangui City, die Tina zur Meisterdiebin ausbilden. Als endlich der Moment der Rache gekommen ist, muss Tina, inzwischen 16, feststellen, dass die Wahrheit viel komplizierter und brutaler ist, als sie geahnt hatte. Die Aufklärung des Mordes führt Tina zurück in den Kongo, wo sie erfahren muss, dass ihre Mutter ihr vieles aus der Vergangenheit verschwiegen hat. Und das bringt sie und die ihr Nahestehenden in große Gefahr…
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Roman

Author: Cecilia Ekbäck

Publisher: Droemer eBook

ISBN: 3426425483

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 786

In der Nähe des lappländischen Dorfes Blackåsen finden die beiden Mädchen Frederika und Dorotea im Winter des Jahres 1717 ihren Nachbarn Eriksson tot im Wald. War es wirklich ein Bär, der den Mann angegriffen hat? Der unendliche skandinavische Winter mit seinen kurzen Tagen und stürmischen Nächten bricht über das Dorf herein und die Menschen kämpfen mit Hunger und Kälte, während sich Argwohn in ihre Herzen schleicht. Denn Eriksson wusste viel über die dunklen Geheimnisse der Einwohner. Vollkommen von der Außenwelt abgeschottet, dreht sich die Spirale aus Misstrauen, Hass und Angst immer weiter.
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The Riyria Revelations 2

Author: Michael J. Sullivan

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 3608107339

Category: Fiction

Page: 394

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In einem Turm – ein uraltes Geheimnis. Das Problem – ein Ungeheuer. Die Rettung – zwei Diebe. Hadrian und Royce möchten eigentlich nur ein paar Bauern in einer armen Gegend helfen. Und auf einmal sind sie in die undurchsichtigen Pläne des Zauberers Esrahaddon verwickelt. Das mittellose Mädchen Thrace bittet Royce und Hadrian, ihr abgelegenes Dorf vor den nächtlichen Angriffen eines unbekannten Ungeheuers zu schützen. Dabei stoßen die beiden allerdings auf viel größere Schwierigkeiten als gedacht: Die Kreatur scheint unbesiegbar. Einer alten Prophezeiung nach kann nur das Geheimnis im alten Elben-Turm von Avempartha den mit allen Wassern gewaschenen Dieben weiterhelfen. Warum tauchen aber plötzlich Vertreter des Adels und der Kirche von Nyphron in der gottverlassenen Gegend auf? Und welche Ziele verfolgt Esrahaddon der Zauberer?
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