John Muthyala PhD
John Muthyala’s Reworlding America moves beyond the U.S.-centered approach of traditional American literary criticism. In this groundbreaking book, Muthyala argues for a transgeographical perspective from which to study the literary and cultural histories of the Americas.
By emphasizing transnational migration, border crossing, and colonial modernity, Reworlding America exposes how national, ethnic, linguistic, religious, and cultural boundaries have been continually created and transgressed—with profound consequences for the peoples of the Americas.
Drawing from cultural studies, anthropology, literature, and history, Muthyala examines the literatures of the Americas in terms of their intimate relationship to questions of cultural survival, identity formation, and social power. He goes beyond nationalist, ethnocentric, and religious frameworks used to conceptualize American literary history and examines the connection between modernity and colonialism.
Reworlding America's significance extends into the realm of education, history, ethnography, and literary and cultural studies and contributes to the larger project of refashioning the role of English and American studies in a transborder, postnational global culture.
Nancy Perry and Zark VanZandt
This book offers teachers a curriculum that introduces middle students to career development and teaches them the importance of planning for their future. In a series of 36 lesson plans that stress learning through activity, students gain self-knowledge, explore career and educational options, and begin basic career planning. A practical guide, linking school to the ever-changing world of work, it teaches students how to make informed decisions and have a better understanding of career development as a life-long process. It also emphasizes the concept of "Career as Life," that work is only one of several interconnected life roles.
Nancy Perry and Zark VanZandt
This book offers a curriculum that helps secondary students prepare for careers in the 21st century. Through a series of 36 lesson plans that stress learning through activities, students discover their interests, abilities, values, and aspirations and relate them to occupational choices. They explore career and educational options and develop a career plan that outlines the preparation required to pursue their career choice. Each lesson plan contains learning objectives, materials needed, teacher preparation tips, step-by-step activities, activity or resource sheets, and discussion questions. Activity and resource sheets are available for downloading from the Web site.
An overview of protein crystallography.
Robert Sanford (Ed.), Tom Mulrey (Illus.), and Michael Brady (Pref.)
Preface / E. Michael Brady -- Foreword / Robert M. Sanford -- A passion for education / Roxie Black and Susan Spear -- Creating a learning party / Tara Coste and Holly Lasagna -- Promoting positive learning experiences / Ann Dean and Meggin Chase -- Moving beyond the classroom : teaching,learning,and citizenry / David Jones and Louise Nisbet -- Excellence in teaching : collaboration and concern / Wil Kilroy and Calien Lewis -- Contemplative teaching, dialogue, and respect for learners / Desi Larson and Julie Anderson -- Signs of learning / Cathy Lushman and Jolene MacDonald -- The applied science of teaching / John Marshall and Susie Stowbridge -- A cup of coffee with Lynne Miller / Lynne Miller and Carrie Wood Peabody -- Elements and actions that promote good learning / Lisa Morris and Angelia Herrick -- Expectations, encouragement, and compassion / Jeanne Munger and Cindy Cronkite -- A philosophy of teaching physics / Paul Nakroshis and Danielle Naimey -- Students in the center / Robert Schaible and Pamela Murphy -- Teaching : a science or an art? / Terry Theodose and Catherine Foyt
Richard L. West and Lynne H. Turner
This text introduces the field of communication to students who may have little or no background in communication theory. Its three overriding goals are to help students understand the pervasiveness of theory in their lives, to demystify the theoretical process, and to help students become more systematic and critical in their thinking about theory.
Starting A Business in Maine: Guide and Resource Manual to Accompany the Maine Public Broadcasting Network's TV and Video Series on Entrepeneurship
Guide and resource manual to accompany the Maine Public Broadcasting Network's TV and video series on entrepreneurship.
Robert Atkinson, Babatunde Olatunji, and Joan Baez
Babatune Olatunji's record album Drums of Passion proclaimed that the time had come for America to recognize Africa's cultural contributions to the music world. Through his many albums and live performances, the Nigerian drummer popularized West African traditional music and spread his message of racial harmony. In this long-awaited autobiography, Olatunji presents his life story and the philosophy that guided him. Olatunji influenced and inspired musicians for more than forty years--from luminaries to music students and the many ordinary people who participated in his drum circles. He writes about rhythm being "the soul of life," and about the healing power of the drum. Ultimately, The Beat of My Drum shows why at the time of his death in 2003, Olatunji had become, according to The New York Times, "the most visible African musician in the United States."
The final decades of the sixteenth century brought tumultuous change in England. Bitter disputes concerning religious reformation divided Catholics and Protestants, radical reformers and religious conservatives. The Church of England won the loyalty of many, but religious and political dissent continued. Social and economic change also created anxiety as social mobility, unemployment, riots, and rebellions exposed the weakness of an ideology of order. The Time is Out of Joint: Skepticism in Shakespeare's England situates the work of four skeptics—Reginald Scot, Thomas Harriot, Christopher Marlowe, and William Shakespeare—within the context of religious and social change. These four writers responded to the dislocations that upset the stability of the newly formed Protestant nation by raising bold and often disturbing questions about religion and epistemology. The historical tropes covered in this book—witchcraft debates, New World discovery, economic struggle, and religious reformation—reveal the diverse contexts in which skepticism appeared and the many contributions skepticism made to a nation undergoing radical change.
Looking for America: The Visual Production of Nation and People is a groundbreaking collection that explores the “visual” in defining the kaleidoscope of American experience and American identity in the 20th century.
- Covers enduringly important topics in American history: nationhood, class, politics of identity, and the visual mapping of “others”
- Includes editorial introductions, suggested readings, a primer on how to "read" an image, and a guide to visual archives and collections
- Well-illustrated book for those in American Studies and related fields eager to incorporate the visual into their teaching—and telling—of the American story.
Presenting Mayan history from the perspective of Mayan women--whose voices until now have not been documented--David Carey allows these women to present their worldviews in their native language, adding a rich layer to recent Latin American historiography, and increasing our comprehension of indigenous perspectives of the past.
Drawing on years of research among the Maya that specifically documents women's oral histories, Carey gives Mayan women a platform to discuss their views on education, migrant labor, work in the home, female leadership, and globalization. These oral histories present an ideal opportunity to understand indigenous women's approach to history, the apparent contradictions in gender roles in Mayan communities, and provide a distinct conceptual framework for analyzing Guatemalan, Mayan, and Latin American history.
Donna M. Cassidy Ph.D.
At the vanguard of renewed interest in Maine's influential early modernist Marsden Hartley (1877-1943), author Donna M. Cassidy appraises the contemporary social, political, and economic realities that shaped Hartley's landmark late art. During the late 1930s and early 1940s, Hartley strove to represent the distinctive subjects of his native region--the North Atlantic folk, the Maine coast, and Mount Katahdin--producing work that demands an interpretive approach beyond art history's customary biographical, stylistic, and thematic methodologies.
Joseph A. Conforti
In the first general history of colonial New England to be published in over twenty-five years, Joseph A. Conforti synthesizes current and classic scholarship to explore how Puritan saints and "strangers" to Puritanism participated in the making of colonial New England.
Massachusetts Governor John Winthrop's famous description of New England as a "city upon a hill" has tended to reduce the region's history to an exclusively Pilgrim-Puritan drama, a world of narrow-minded founders, the First Thanksgiving, steepled churches, and the Salem witchcraft trials.
In a concise volume aimed at general readers and college students as well as historians, Conforti shows that New England was neither as Puritan nor as insular as most familiar stories imply. As the region evolved into British America's preeminent maritime region, the Atlantic Ocean served as a highway of commercial and cultural encounter, connecting white English settlers to different races and religious communities of the transatlantic world.
The Body of Poetry collects essays, reviews, and memoir by Annie Finch, one of the brightest poet-critics of her generation. Finch's germinal work on the art of verse has earned her the admiration of a wide range of poets, from new formalists to hip-hop writers. Her ongoing commitment to women's poetry has brought Finch a substantial following as a "postmodern poetess" whose critical writing embraces the past while establishing bold new traditions. The Body of Poetryincludes essays on metrical diversity, poetry and music, the place of women poets in the canon, and on poets Emily Dickinson, Phillis Wheatley, Sara Teasdale, Audre Lorde, Marilyn Hacker, and John Peck, among other topics. In Annie Finch's own words, these essays were all written with one aim: "to build a safe space for my own poetry. . . . [I]n the attempt, they will also have helped to nourish a new kind of American poetics, one that will prove increasingly open to poetry's heart."
Poet, translator, and critic Annie Finch is director of the Stonecoast low-residency MFA program at the University of Southern Maine. She is co-editor, with Kathrine Varnes, of An Exaltation of Forms: Contemporary Poets Celebrate the Diversity of Their Art, and author of The Ghost of Meter: Culture and Prosody in American Free Verse, Eve, and Calendars. She is the winner of the eleventh annual Robert Fitzgerald Prosody Award for scholars who have made a lasting contribution to the art and science of versification.
Bhisham C. Gupta and Harvey Fred Walker
Applied Statistics for the Six Sigma Green Belt is a desk reference for Six Sigma green belts or beginners who are not familiar with statistics. As Six Sigma team members, green belts will help select, collect data for, and assist with the interpretation of a variety of statistical or quantitative tools within the context of the Six Sigma methodology. This book will serve as an excellent instructional tool developing a strong understanding of basic statistics including how to describe data both graphically and numerically. Its specific focus is on concepts, applications, and interpretations of the statistical tools used during, and as part of, the Design, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control (DMAIC) methodology.
Charles S. Houston, David Harris, and Ellen J. Zeman
How the body responds to high altitude--the classic study revised for the latest scientific findings. Cutting-edge information on how to prevent, diagnose, and treat altitude illness and hypoxia in everyday life.
Institute of Medicine; Committee on the Future of Rural Health Care; Board on Health Care Services
Contributors include Andrew F. Coburn, PhD, and David Hartley, PhD, MHA.
Rural America is a vital, diverse component of the American community, representing nearly 20 % of the population of the United States. Rural communities are heterogeneous and differ in population density, remoteness from urban areas, and the cultural norms of the regions of which they are a part. As a result, rural communities range in their demographics and environmental, economic, and social characteristics. These differences influence the magnitude and types of health problems these communities face.
Quality Through Collaboration: The Future of Rural Health assesses the quality of health care in rural areas and provides a framework for core set of services and essential infrastructure to deliver those services to rural communities. The book recommends:
- Adopting an integrated approach to addressing both personal and population health needs
- Establishing a stronger health care quality improvement support structure to assist rural health systems and professionals
- Enhancing the human resource capacity of health care professionals in rural communities and expanding the preparedness of rural residents to actively engage in improving their health and health care
- Assuring that rural health care systems are financially stable.
- Investing in an information and communications technology infrastructure
Richard W. Judd and Edward Zip Kellogg
The four dozen photographs reproduced and annotated in this important historical document offer a glimpse into a world in many respects irrevocably gone but in other respects still with us to this day. The centerpiece is what Merrill called "our one great mountain," as it appeared in the 1890s, in its regeneration after an extensive fire in the previous decade, and as it was being used by its human guests. An introductory historical essay provides an informative background and an inspiring prelude to one's personal experience of this "vast, Titanic" world now known as Baxter State Park.
This book recreates the life-and-times of thirteen inspiring and independent women in fascinating, brief biographies. Meet Marguerite "Tante Blanche" Thibodeau Cyr, the "mother of Madawaska," whose bravery and kindness during one brutal winter saved her frontier settlement; botanist-artist Kate Furbish, who tramped Maine's wilderness, collecting, classifying, and painting all of its flowering plants; and Florence Nicolar Shay, a Penobscot basketmaker who demanded and succeeded in gaining rights for her people.
An interesting and original approach to the powers of the mass media on the citizenry of Los Angeles, specifically, from the turn of the 20th century to around 1973, with ramifications continuing on to the present day. Schmidt's thesis concludes that the powers-that-be of LalaLand have used the persuasive power of the press(specifically Harrison Grey Otis and the L.A. Times) and the entertainment industry(movies and television) to provide role models for L.A...ones which strive to inculcate the virtues of self-reliance, justice and respect for the law, albeit safely within the confines of the prevailing political power structures. At best, they would create model citizens who would imitate these qualities and thrive in a community of hard-working and productive law-abiding citizens...but without the political and progressive independence which would jeopardize the status quo. At worst, they encouraged a passive and subservient relationship to those in power.
Jane Smiley, John Kulka, Natalie Danford, and Jessica Anthony
The best new American voices are heard here first:
Writers like Julie Orringer, Adam Johnson, William Gay, David Benioff, Rattawut Lapcharoensap, Maile Meloy, Amanda Davis, Jennifer Vanderbes, and John Murray are just some of the acclaimed authors whose early work has appeared in this series since its launch in 2000.
The new volume features a new crop of promising stories selected by renowned novelist Jane Smiley, who continues the tradition of identifying the best young writers on the cusp of their careers. Culled from hundreds of writing programs like the Iowa Writers' Workshop and Johns Hopkins and from summer conferences like Sewanee and Bread Loaf-and including a complete list of contact information for these programs-this exciting collection showcases tomorrow's literary stars.
Many of us grew up hearing our parents exclaim 'you are driving me to the poorhouse!' or remember the card in the 'Monopoly' game which says 'Go to the Poorhouse! Lose a Turn!' Yet most Americans know little or nothing of this institution that existed under a variety of names for approximately three hundred years of American history. Surprisingly these institutions variously named poorhouses, poor farms, sometimes almshouses or workhouses, have received rather scant academic treatment, as well, though tens of millions of poor people were confined there, while often their neighbors talked in hushed tones and in fear of their own fate at the 'specter of the poorhouse.' Based on the author's study of six New England poorhouses/poor farms, a hidden story in America's history is presented which will be of popular interest as well as useful as a text in social welfare and social history. While the poorhouse's mission was character reform and 'repressing pauperism,' these goals were gradually undermined by poor people themselves, who often learned to use the poorhouse for their own benefit, as well as by staff and officials of the houses, who had agendas sometimes at odds with the purposes for which the poorhouse was invented.
Nancy Jean Austin, Ken Bedder, and Kim Conway
This monograph details a professional development needs assessment of middle level mathematics and science teachers in Maine, reporting teacher survey data from May 2002 on teacher background information, school instructional practices, teachers' beliefs and personal instructional practices, and professional development needs. Additionally, the monograph details MMSTEC project background information, related research, and implications of the findings to professional development needs.
Liberating Economics: Feminist Perspectives on Families, Work, and Globalization (Advances in Heterodox Economics)
Drucilla Barker and Susan K. Feiner
Liberating Economics draws on central concepts from women's studies scholarship to construct a feminist understanding of the economic roles of families, caring labor, motherhood, paid and unpaid labor, poverty, the feminization of labor, and the consequences of globalization. Barker and Feiner consistently recognize the importance of social location -- gender, race, class, sexual identity, and nationality -- in economic processes shaping the home, paid employment, market relations, and the global economy. Throughout they connect women's economic status in the industrialized nations to the economic circumstances surrounding women in the global South.
Rooted in the two disciplines, this book draws on the rich tradition of interdisciplinary work in feminist social science scholarship to construct a parallel between the notions that the "personal is political" and "the personal is economic."