Encyclopedia of Video Games A L

Author: Mark J. P. Wolf
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 031337936X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This encyclopedia collects and organizes theoretical and historical content on the topic of video games, covering the people, systems, technologies, and theoretical concepts as well as the games themselves. * More than 300 A–Z cross-referenced and integrated entries, from Atari to Zelda * Dozens of screenshots and photographs * A "Further Reading" bibliography section is included with many entries

Encyclopedia of Video Games A L

Author: Mark J. P. Wolf
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 031337936X
Format: PDF
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This encyclopedia collects and organizes theoretical and historical content on the topic of video games, covering the people, systems, technologies, and theoretical concepts as well as the games themselves. * More than 300 A–Z cross-referenced and integrated entries, from Atari to Zelda * Dozens of screenshots and photographs * A "Further Reading" bibliography section is included with many entries

Video Games Around the World

Author: Mark J. P. Wolf
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262527162
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Thirty-nine essays explore the vast diversity of video game history and culture across all the world's continents.

Contemporary Youth Culture

Author: Shirley R. Steinberg
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313337291
Format: PDF
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An international and inter-disciplinary roster of experts shed light by exploring such topics as hip hop culture; punk culture; social justice movements; video games and others.

The Great Depression in America

Author: William H. Young
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313335228
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Everything from Amos n' Andy to Zeppelins is included in this two-volume encyclopedia of popular culture during the Great Depression era. 200 entries explore the entertainments, amusements, and people of the United States during the difficult years of the 1930s.

LEGO Studies

Author: Mark J.P. Wolf
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317935454
Format: PDF
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Since the "Automatic Binding Bricks" that LEGO produced in 1949, and the LEGO "System of Play" that began with the release of Town Plan No. 1 (1955), LEGO bricks have gone on to become a global phenomenon, and the favorite building toy of children, as well as many an AFOL (Adult Fan of LEGO). LEGO has also become a medium into which a wide number of media franchises, including Star Wars, Harry Potter, Pirates of the Caribbean, Batman, Superman, Lord of the Rings, and others, have adapted their characters, vehicles, props, and settings. The LEGO Group itself has become a multimedia empire, including LEGO books, movies, television shows, video games, board games, comic books, theme parks, magazines, and even MMORPGs. LEGO Studies: Examining the Building Blocks of a Transmedial Phenomenon is the first collection to examine LEGO as both a medium into which other franchises can be adapted and a transmedial franchise of its own. Although each essay looks at a particular aspect of the LEGO phenomenon, topics such as adaptation, representation, paratexts, franchises, and interactivity intersect throughout these essays, proposing that the study of LEGO as a medium and a media empire is a rich vein barely touched upon in Media Studies.

Asian American History and Culture An Encyclopedia

Author: Huping Ling
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317476441
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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With overview essays and more than 400 A-Z entries, this exhaustive encyclopedia documents the history of Asians in America from earliest contact to the present day. Organized topically by group, with an in-depth overview essay on each group, the encyclopedia examines the myriad ethnic groups and histories that make up the Asian American population in the United States. "Asian American History and Culture" covers the political, social, and cultural history of immigrants from East Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, the Pacific Islands, and their descendants, as well as the social and cultural issues faced by Asian American communities, families, and individuals in contemporary society. In addition to entries on various groups and cultures, the encyclopedia also includes articles on general topics such as parenting and child rearing, assimilation and acculturation, business, education, and literature. More than 100 images round out the set.

Handbook of Research on Instructional Systems and Technology

Author: Kidd, Terry T.
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1599048663
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"This book provides information on different styles of instructional design methodologies, tips, and strategies on how to use technology to facilitate active learning and techniques to help faculty and researchers develop online instructional and teaching materials. It enables libraries to provide a foundational reference for researchers, educators, administrators, and others in the context of instructional systems and technology"--Provided by publisher.

Shamanism

Author: Mariko Namba Walter
Publisher: Abc-clio
ISBN: 9781576076453
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A guide to worldwide shamanism and shamanistic practices, emphasizing historical and current cultural adaptations.

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

Author: Judith H. Bonner
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 0807869945
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From the Potomac to the Gulf, artists were creating in the South even before it was recognized as a region. The South has contributed to America's cultural heritage with works as diverse as Benjamin Henry Latrobe's architectural plans for the nation's Capitol, the wares of the Newcomb Pottery, and Richard Clague's tonalist Louisiana bayou scenes. This comprehensive volume shows how, through the decades and centuries, the art of the South expanded from mimetic portraiture to sophisticated responses to national and international movements. The essays treat historic and current trends in the visual arts and architecture, major collections and institutions, and biographies of artists themselves. As leading experts on the region's artists and their work, editors Judith H. Bonner and Estill Curtis Pennington frame the volume's contributions with insightful overview essays on the visual arts and architecture in the American South.