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📒American Encounters ✍ Angela L. Miller
📝American Encounters Book Synopsis : "Contextual in approch, this text draws on socio-economic and political studies as well as histories of religion, science, literature, and popular culture, and explores the diverse, conflicted history of American art and architecture. Thematically interrelating the visual arts to other material artifacts and cultural practices, the text examines how artists and architects produced artwork that visually expressed various social and political values."--Publisher's website.
📒American Encounters ✍ Peter C. Mancall
📝American Encounters Book Synopsis : Newly expanded, the second edition of American Encounters provides the most comprehensive, up-to-date collection of scholarship on the Native American experience from European contact through the Removal Era. Retaining the hallmark essays from the celebrated first edition, the second edition contains thirteen new essays, emphasizing the most recent, noteworthy areas of inquiry, including gender relations, slavery and captivity, and the effects of Christianity on the course of native history. With each essay prefaced by helpful headnotes that highlight key concepts and draw connections among the essays, plus an expansive 'Further Readings' section, the second edition of American Encounters is an indispensable volume for both professors and students of early American history.
📒American Encounters Art History And Cultural Identity ✍ CTI Reviews
📝American Encounters Art History and Cultural Identity Book Synopsis : Facts101 is your complete guide to American Encounters, Art, History, and Cultural Identity. In this book, you will learn topics such as Early Colonial Arts, 1632-1734, Late Colonial Encounters: The New World, Africa, Asia, and Europe, 173 ..., Art, Revolution, and The New Nation, 1776-1828, and The Body Politic, 1828-1865 plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.
📒North American Encounters ✍ Dieter Meindl
📝North American Encounters Book Synopsis : These essays (in English except for four items in German and French) provide an intercultural perspective. They deal with such diverse aspects of North American (including Quebecois) literature. The continental context also pervades treatments of novels (featuring Indian wars, sentimentalism, the West, and modern pÃcaros), story cycles (e.g., Atwood's), and the long poem (Kroetsch).
📒American Encounters With Arabs ✍ William A. Rugh
📝American Encounters with Arabs Book Synopsis : Explores the attitudes held by typical Arabs toward America and Americans, the causes of those attitudes, and the ways in which U.S. government officials have conducted public diplomacy programs to try to deal with misunderstandings and misconceptions about U.S. policy, society, and culture.
📒American Encounters ✍ José E. Limón
📝American Encounters Book Synopsis : The idea of crossing the border between the United States and what award-winning anthropologist José Limón calls "Greater Mexico" has always conjured images of racial hostility and exclusion. Through literature, film, song, and dance, American Encounters explores an alternative history of attraction and desire between the U.S. and Greater Mexico, offering a vision of hope for the future.
📒American Encounters ✍ Mukotani Rugyendo
📝American Encounters Book Synopsis : American Encounters by Mukotani Rugyendo As the author, with fifty other African public officials and professionals, lands at New York’s JFK International Airport to begin a five-week visit of America, he is nagged by the reality that his country is struggling to come to terms with itself, having just overthrown an eight-year military dictatorship that earned it the epithet ‘the killing field of Africa’ in international media. He is overwhelmed by the enormity of having to turn this image around and walk with his head high. Yet, with his sharp journalist’s eye, sensitivity of a creative writer and innate love for adventure, he succumbs to the alluring temptation to take a plunge and grasp the essence of the American experience. Rugyendo meets some of America’s iconic writers and theatre directors who recall their visits to Africa with contagious nostalgia; engages in controversial debates with academics and journalists who defend America fiercely as the epitome of freedom and liberty; and makes scary, fleeting visits to poor city neighborhoods where black youths with withdrawn, groggy or agitated faces tell a different story that hovers ominously. Amidst hair-raising tension and fear, Rugyendo witnesses his newfound actor-friend and a cab driver indulge in a drug-taking orgy; a smart and amiable airport limousine chauffer shocks him with a discrete question, ‘Do you have “the weed”?’; and street girls caress him into a love-like stupor and pick his pockets clean. As the plane returns him to Africa, Rugyendo is jolted out of his hazy and illusory ‘American dream,’ and gears himself to confront the rough-and-tumble of the unique challenges back home.
📒Beyond The Silver River ✍ Jimmy Burns
📝Beyond The Silver River Book Synopsis : During the five years Jimmy Burns was based in Buenos Aires, which resulted in his award-winning study of the Falklands War and its aftermath, The Land That Lost Its Heroes, he also embarked on further-flung journeys in Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia and Chile. 'Each South American country is idiosyncratic - it brings out our individual fantasies and forces us to interpret anew,' writes Burns. Certainly to travel with him is to trace the footprints of history - conquest and subjugation, defiance and hope - yet to encounter at each turn a fresh observation, the unexpected. He conducts us by steam train up the Andes and down to the treacherous depths of a Bolivian tin mine. We find a hotbed of Argentine loyalties in Tierra del Fuego, beaches of bodies beautiful in Brazil and Peruvian streets where fanatical Sendero Luminoso guerrillas wage a permanent power struggle with the military. Burns introduces us to Sixto Vazquez, Indian intellectual with an unshakeable faith in legend and animism; to Tina, White Russian Duchess of Platinov, who now presides over an eerie domain of enormous moths in the Ecuadorian rain forest; to Father Renato Hevia, the editor of a Jesuit magazine in Chile who is harassed and detained if he fails to mention Pinochet in even one edition. To this journey of discovery Jimmy Burns brings all the clarity of vision and eloquence of expression for which he was awarded the 1988 Somerset Maugham Award for Non-fiction.
📒Traveling Between Worlds ✍ Thomas Adam
📝Traveling Between Worlds Book Synopsis : "This volume is an intriguing document for the new state of intercultural studies with regard to German-American history. Full of new discoveries in the realms of art collecting, poetry, women's standing, universities, social politics, and everyday life, the book illuminates the Atlantic not as the barrier but rather the bridge between the people of two nations. It sets clear parameters for the step from merely tracing cultural relations (and stereotypes) to an understanding of the transatlantic world as an ever-changing web of human interconnections. The essays complement each other in their reflection of both the ethnic traditions of the German-Americans and the intercultural encounters of the elites in the nineteenth century, raising new interest in the specifics of travels across the Atlantic and providing a new context to the much-debated facts of German emigration and American isolationism."--Frank Trommler, University of Pennsylvania "With their focus on the variety and processes of transatlantic cultural and intellectual exchange, most of the essays in the two volumes under review here do reflect a significant shift in perspective in German-American Studies, away from the filiopietistic, quaint, or contributionist vein to serious engagement with theoretical discourses that shape the broader field of German Studies today. The editors are to be congratulated for producing volumes that may in fact help to bring German-American Studies back into the mainstream of that field." ---H-Net Book Reviews, May 2008 Nineteenth-century Germans and Americans were linked by emigration and ongoing interaction and cultural exchanges. In "Traveling between Worlds," six authors explore the German-American relationship, focusing on the topics of travel, cultural interpretation, ideological and intellectual transfer, the immigrant experience, and German-American poetry. Contributors are: Christoph Mauch, Eberhard Bruning, John T. Walker, Thomas Adam, Gabriele Lingelbach, Andrew P. Yox, and Christiane Harzig.
📝Academic Listening Encounters American Studies Teacher s Manual Book Synopsis : Prepares students for listening, note-taking, classroom discussion, reading and writing on topics in American history and culture. Aimed at a secondary school audience.