House Signs and Collegiate Fun

Author: Chaise LaDousa
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253223261
Format: PDF, Mobi
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It's no secret that fun is important to American college students, but it is unusual for scholars to pay attention to how undergraduates represent and reflect on their partying. Linguist and anthropologist Chaise LaDousa explores the visual manifestations of collegiate fun in a Midwestern college town where house signs on off-campus student residences are a focal point of college culture. With names like Boot 'N Rally, The Plantation, and Crib of the Rib, house signs reproduce consequential categories of gender, sexuality, race, and faith in a medium students say is benign. Through his analysis of house signs and what students say about them, LaDousa introduces the reader to key concepts and approaches in cultural analysis.

College Students Experiences of Power and Marginality

Author: Elizabeth M. Lee
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317664361
Format: PDF, Kindle
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As scholars and administrators have sharpened their focus on higher education beyond trends in access and graduation rates for underrepresented college students, there are growing calls for understanding the experiential dimensions of college life. This contributed book explores what actually happens on campus as students from an increasingly wide range of backgrounds enroll and share space. Chapter authors investigate how students of differing socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, and racial/ethnic groups navigate academic institutions alongside each other. Rather than treat diversity as mere difference, this volume provides dynamic analyses of how students come to experience both power and marginality in their campus lives. Each chapter comprises an empirical qualitative study from scholars engaged in cutting-edge research about campus life. This exciting book provides administrators and faculty new ways to think about students’ vulnerabilities and strengths.

The Experience of Neoliberal Education

Author: Bonnie Urciuoli
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 1785338633
Format: PDF
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The college experience is increasingly positioned to demonstrate its value as a worthwhile return on investment. Specific, definable activities, such as research experience, first-year experience, and experiential learning, are marketed as delivering precise skill sets in the form of an individual educational package. Through ethnography-based analysis, the contributors to this volume explore how these commodified "experiences" have turned students into consumers and given them the illusion that they are in control of their investment. They further reveal how the pressure to plan every move with a constant eye on a demonstrable return has supplanted traditional approaches to classroom education and profoundly altered the student experience.

Ethnography

Author: Anthony Kwame Harrison
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199371806
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Ethnography familiarizes readers with ethnographic research and writing traditions through detailed discussions of ethnography's history, exploratory design, representational conventions, and standards of evaluation. Responding to the proliferation of ethnography both within and outside of academia, in this book, Anthony Kwame Harrison grounds ethnographic practices within the anthropological principles of cultural awareness, thick description, and embodied understanding. At the same time, the book introduces new frameworks for grasping ethnography's simultaneous strategic and improvisational imperatives, as well as for appreciating its experimental conventions of social science and humanistic research reporting. Central to this process, Ethnography introduces the concept of ethnographic comportment-defined as an historically informed politics of position that impacts ethnographers' conduct and disposition-which serves as a standard for gauging and engaging ethnography throughout the text. Part research primer, writing guide, and assessment handbook, Ethnography provides readers with a comprehensive introduction to one of the richest and most expansive traditions of qualitative research.

Hindi Is Our Ground English Is Our Sky

Author: Chaise LaDousa
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 178238233X
Format: PDF
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A sea change has occurred in the Indian economy in the last three decades, spurring the desire to learn English. Most scholars and media venues have focused on English exclusively for its ties to processes of globalization and the rise of new employment opportunities. The pursuit of class mobility, however, involves Hindi as much as English in the vast Hindi-Belt of northern India. Schools are institutions on which class mobility depends, and they are divided by Hindi and English in the rubric of "medium," the primary language of pedagogy. This book demonstrates that the school division allows for different visions of what it means to belong to the nation and what is central and peripheral in the nation. It also shows how the language-medium division reverberates unevenly and unequally through the nation, and that schools illustrate the tensions brought on by economic liberalization and middle-class status.

Die 7 Wege zur Effektivit t f r Jugendliche

Author: Sean Covey
Publisher: GABAL Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3897496631
Format: PDF
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Teenager zu sein ist wunderbar, aber auch eine große Herausforderung. In Die 7 Wege zur Effektivität für Teens bereitet Sean Covey die zeitlosen Prinzipien der 7 Wege zur Effektivität von seinem Vater Stephen R. Covey für Jugendliche auf, damit sie die Probleme und Entscheidungen, mit denen sie konfrontiert werden, bewältigen können. Der unterhaltsam geschriebene Ratgeber wird jungen Menschen helfen, Schritt für Schritt ihr Selbstbild zu verbessern, Freundschaften aufzubauen, ihre Ziele zu erreichen, mit Eltern und Lehrern auszukommen kurz gesagt: ihr Leben zu meistern. Außerdem ist das Buch prallvoll mit Comics von Timo Wuerz, großartigen Zitaten und unglaublichen Geschichten über Teens aus der ganzen Welt!

Das Ende des Holocaust

Author: Alvin H. Rosenfeld
Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
ISBN: 3647540420
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In seinem zu Diskussionen anregenden Werk kritisiert Alvin H. Rosenfeld die Zunahme von Büchern, Filmen, Fernsehsendungen, Ausstellungen und öffentlichen Gedenkveranstaltungen zum Holocaust. Es grenze an Perversität, dass damit eine Verunglimpfung des Gedenkens an den Holocaust und eine Schwächung seiner Bedeutung verbunden sei. Rosenfeld untersucht eine große Bandbreite von Geschehnissen und kulturellen Phänomenen – so etwa Ronald Reagans Besuch des Friedhofes in Bitburg 1985, die Entstellungen der Geschichte von Anne Frank sowie die Art und Weise, in der der Holocaust von Künstlern und Filmproduzenten wie Judy Chicago und Steven Spielberg dargestellt wird. Er zeigt die kulturellen Kräfte auf, die den Holocaust in der allgemeinen Wahrnehmung heruntergespielt haben. Als Kontrast dazu präsentiert der Autor sachliche Darstellungen aus der Feder von Holocaust-Zeugen wie Jean Améry, Primo Levi, Elie Wiesel und Imre Kertész. Das Buch schließt mit einer eindringlichen Warnung vor den möglichen Konsequenzen eines „Endes des Holocaust“ im öffentlichen Bewusstsein.