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Keywords for American Cultural Studies - Bruce Burgett; Glenn Hendler
Call Number: Electronic book available on CREDO Reference (click the cover)
ISBN: 9780814725313
Publication Date: 2014-12-19
Since its initial publication, scholars and students alike have turned to Keywords for American Cultural Studies as an invaluable resource for understanding key terms and debates in the fields of American studies and cultural studies. As scholarship has continued to evolve, this revised and expanded second edition offers indispensable meditations on new and developing concepts used in American studies, cultural studies, and beyond. It is equally useful for college students who are trying to understand what their teachers are talking about, for general readers who want to know what’s new in scholarly research, and for professors who just want to keep up.

Designed as a print-digital hybrid publication, Keywords collects more than 90 essays 30 of which are new to this edition from interdisciplinary scholars, each on a single term such as America culture law and religion. Alongside community prison "queer," region and many others, these words are the nodal points in many of today’s most dynamic and vexed discussions of political and social life, both inside and outside of the academy. The Keywords website, which features 33 essays, provides pedagogical tools that engage the entirety of the book, both in print and online. The publication brings together essays by scholars working in literary studies and political economy, cultural anthropology and ethnic studies, African American history and performance studies, gender studies and political theory. Some entries are explicitly argumentative; others are more descriptive. All are clear, challenging, and critically engaged. As a whole, Keywords for American Cultural Studies provides an accessible A to Z survey of prevailing academic buzzwords and a flexible tool for carving out new areas of inquiry.

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Emerging Adulthood - Jeffrey Jensen Arnett
Call Number: Electronic book available on Ebrary (click the cover)
ISBN: 9780195173147
Publication Date: 2004-08-19
Note : we also have a copy on the 3rd floor HQ799.5/A76/2004

Recently the lives of people from age 18 to 29 have changed so dramatically that a new stage of life has developed, emerging adulthood, that is distinct from both the adolescence that precedes it and the young adulthood that comes in its wake. Rather than marrying and becoming parents in their early twenties, most people in industrialized societies now postpone these transitions until at least their late twenties, and instead spend the time in self-focused exploration as they try out different possibilities in their careers and relationships. In Emerging Adulthood, Jeffrey Jensen Arnett identifies and labels, for the first time, this period exploration, instability, possibility, self-focus, and a sustained sense of being in limbo. An increasing number of emerging adults emphasize having meaningful and satisfying work to a degree not seen in prior generations. Marrying later and exploring more casual sexual relationships have created different hopes and fears concerning long-term commitments and the differences between love and sex. Emerging adults also face the challenge of defending their non-traditional lifestyles to parents and others outside their generation who have made much more traditional choices. In contrast to previous portrayals of emerging adults, Arnett's research shows that they are particularly skilled at maintaining contradictory emotions--they are confident while still being wary, and optimistic in the face of large degrees of uncertainty. As the demographics of American youth, the American workplace, and adulthood continue to evolve, Emerging Adulthood is indispensable reading for anyone wanting to understand the face of modern America.

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The Walrus
Call Number: AP5/W34/Ser (Main Floor - Periodicals Section)
Publication Date: June 2015
Fearless. Witty. Thoughtful. Canadian.
The magazine about Canada and its place in the world, published by the non-profit charitable Walrus Foundation.

The Walrus launched in September 2003 with a straightforward mandate: to be a national general interest magazine about Canada and its place in the world. We are committed to presenting the best work by the best writers and artists from Canada and elsewhere, on a wide range of topics for curious readers." -- taken from the website.

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Empowering Students with Technology - Alan November
Call Number: LB1028.43/N68/2010 (on the 3rd floor)
ISBN: 9781412974257
Publication Date: 2009-11-24
Expand classroom experiences and spark student excitement with learning adventures powered by technology! Demonstrating how technology can improve school performance, this second edition of the bestseller shows how computer and Internet technologies enhance students' critical thinking, research, and problem-solving skills; level the learning field for disadvantaged students; and open doors for children who are disabled. Offering more than 50 Web sites, plus new resources, practical lesson ideas, sample activities, more information about online learning, and real-world examples, this timely revision examines: Information literacy Learning in a globally connected community Increased access to information Applications for digital cameras, fax machines, cell phones, and more

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A Global History of Architecture - Francis D. K. Ching (Consultant Editor); Mark M. Jarzombek; Vikramaditya Prakash
Call Number: REF NA200/C493/2011 (on the Main Floor)
ISBN: 9780470402573
Publication Date: 2010-12-14
The award-winning First Edition of A Global History of Architecture was a publishing event that forever changed the way architectural history is viewed and studied. This Second Edition surpasses the first with a lavish new design, illustrated throughout with drawings and photographs in full color, and even more maps and diagrams detailing global interconnections. The signature drawings of Francis D.K. Ching are more informative than ever, updated with scale, annotation, and function added where needed. This revision is sure to remain the most relevant book on the topic.

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