The New Century

Author: Paul Rudnick
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
ISBN: 0822223155
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Quietly beautiful and an excellent snapshot of modern Southern California...SURF REPORT deals with a number of weighty issues, but Annie Weisman is a fine writer and able to capture the complexities of life in Southern California in a way no one else can.

Museums for a new century

Author: American Association of Museums. Commission on Museums for a New Century
Publisher: Amer Assn of Museums
Format: PDF
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An assessment of American museums as the 21st century approaches. The focus is on why museums are important to our culture, what they can contribute to the quality of human experience, and their overall purpose. Twenty-four leaders in the museum community explore and identify trends affecting the future of museums and describe the opportunities and responsibilities facing museums in the 21st century.

In a New Century

Author: John D’Emilio
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Pres
ISBN: 029929773X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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For gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people in the United States, the twenty-first century has brought dramatic changes: the end of sodomy laws, the elimination of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” a move toward recognition of same-sex marriage, Gay-Straight Alliances in thousands of high schools, and an explosion of visibility in the media and popular culture. All of this would have been unimaginable to those living just a few decades ago. Yet, at the same time, the American political system has grown ever more conservative, and increasing economic inequality has been a defining feature of the new century. A pioneering scholar of gay history, John D’Emilio reflects in this wide-ranging collection of essays upon the social, cultural, and political changes provoked by LGBT activism. He offers provocative questions and historical analyses: What can we learn from a life-long activist like Bayard Rustin, who questioned the wisdom of “identity politics”? Was Richard Nixon a “gay liberationist”? How can knowing local stories—like those of Chicago in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s—help build stronger communities and enrich traditions of activism? Might the focus on achieving actually be evidence of growing conservatism in LGBT communities? In a New Century provides a dynamic, thoughtful, and important resource for identifying changes that have occurred in the United States since 1960, taking stock of the work that still needs to be done, and issuing an urgent call to action for getting there. Best Books for General Audiences, selected by the American Association of School Librarians Best Special Interest Books, selected by the Public Library Reviewers

Language for a New Century

Author: Tina Chang
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 9780393332384
Format: PDF, Docs
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An extensive collection of contemporary Asian and Middle Eastern poetry includes the work of four hundred contributors from a variety of backgrounds, in a thematically organized anthology that is complemented by personal essays. Original.

Liberalism for a New Century

Author: Neil Jumonville
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520249196
Format: PDF
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"Here, finally, the collection we've been waiting for--thoughtful and lively essays on the relevance of liberalism for this new century, by some of its keenest observers."--Robert B. Reich, Professor of Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley

Philosophy in a New Century

Author: John R. Searle
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139473545
Format: PDF, Kindle
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John R. Searle has made profoundly influential contributions to three areas of philosophy: philosophy of mind, philosophy of language, and philosophy of society. This volume gathers together in accessible form a selection of his essays in these areas. They range widely across social ontology, where Searle presents concise and informative statements of positions developed in more detail elsewhere; artificial intelligence and cognitive science, where Searle assesses the current state of the debate and develops his most recent thoughts; and philosophy of language, where Searle connects ideas from various strands of his work in order to develop original answers to fundamental questions. There are also explorations of the limitations of phenomenological inquiry, the mind-body problem, and the nature and future of philosophy. This rich collection from one of America's leading contemporary philosophers will be valuable for all who are interested in these central philosophical questions.

News in a New Century

Author: Jerry Lanson
Publisher: Pine Forge Press
ISBN: 9780761985068
Format: PDF, ePub
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This comprehensive book provides a wealth of exercises and assignments for teaching students reporting skills, combining successful, tried and tested techniques with an awareness of new realities and technologies in broadcast and print. The authors take the student through a writing process initiated by ideas rather than concepts of correct writing, covering: writing in different media, including the Internet; news beats; sensitivity and the diverse national community; law and ethics; and new research skills, including databases and computer-assisted reporting.