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August
On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft - Stephen King"Long live the King" hailed "Entertainment Weekly" upon the publication of Stephen King's On Writing. Part memoir, part master class by one of the bestselling authors of all time, this superb volume is a revealing and practical view of the writer's craft, comprising the basic tools of the trade every writer must have. King's advice is grounded in his vivid memories from childhood through his emergence as a writer, from his struggling early career to his widely reported near-fatal accident in 1999 -- and how the inextricable link between writing and living spurred his recovery. Brilliantly
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August
From Poverty to Power: How Active Citizens and Effective States Can Change the World - Duncan GreenThe twenty-first century will be defined by the fight against the scourges of poverty, inequality, and the threat of environmental collapse as the fight against slavery or for universal suffrage defined earlier eras. "From Poverty to Power" argues that to break the cycle of poverty and inequality and to give poor people power over their own destinies a radical redistribution of power, opportunities, and assets is required. The two driving forces behind such a transformation are active citizens and effective states. Why active citizenship? Because people living in poverty must have a voice in
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August
Graduate Training in Museum Studies: What Students Need to Know - Marjorie SchwarzerThis title will help future museum professionals assess the various training options in museum studies. It poses a series of questions to help you research graduate training programs and plan a museum career. Topics covered include: choosing between a certificate and a master's degree; finding an internship to suit your needs; and the value of a museum studies degree in the "real world". Written by the chair of the museum studies department at John F. Kennedy University and reviewed by students and faculty at museum studies programs across the country.
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August
Cultural Anthropology (MyAnthroLab Series) - Barbara D. MillerSuccessfully integrating attention to globalization, gender, class, race and ethnicity throughout, Miller's up-to-date text engages students with compelling ethnographic examples and by demonstrating the relevance of anthropology to their lives. Faculty and students praise the book's proven ability to generate class discussion, increase faculty-student engagement, and enhance student learning. Through clear writing, a balanced theoretical approach, and engaging examples, Miller stresses the importance of social inequality, cultural change, and applied aspects of anthropology throughout the book.
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August
Frauds, Myths, and Mysteries: Science and Pseudoscience in Archaeology - Kenneth L. FederAncient astronauts? Atlantis? Psychic archaeology? Pharaoh's curses? Committed to the scientific investigation of human antiquity, this indispensable supplementary text uses interesting archaeological hoaxes, myths, and mysteries to show how we can truly know things about the past through science. The text presents examples of fantastic findings, and carefully, logically, and entertainingly describes the flaws in the purported evidence for each fantastic claim; readers can hone their own evaluative skills by example.
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August
The American Tradition in Literature - George B. PerkinsTHE AMERICAN TRADITION IN LITERATURE has introduced nearly two million students to the historic sweep of American Literature. Now,in its eighth edition,this leading anthology once again presents the best collection published. Published in 3 volumes - I,II,and the Shorter Edition (a single volume) - they are all available in both hard and soft cover. This revision balances the major writers with new and newly appreciated voices. Literary merit,as identified by the most current criticism,remains the guiding principle of selection. The headnotes and bibliographies have been extensively revised
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August
Crash Course in Collection Development - Wayne DisherCreated for those with little formal LIS training working in small, rural libraries, this guide will also be useful for librarians who are new to this area of service or need to brush up on their skills. In a volume covering everything from community analysis through developing collection policies, librarians will learn how to use reviews to acquire materials as well as to help weed the collection, and get hints for simple repair or rebinding items. Attention is given to marketing the collection to patrons, and to handling censorship issues when collections are challenged. This new entry in the
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August
Undoing Gender - Judith ButlerUndoing Gender constitutes Judith Butler's recent reflections on gender and sexuality, focusing on new kinship, psychoanalysis and the incest taboo, transgender, intersex, diagnostic categories, social violence, and the tasks of social transformation. In terms that draw from feminist and queer theory, Butler considers the norms that govern and fail to govern gender and sexuality as they relate to the constraints on recognizable personhood. The book constitutes a reconsideration of her earlier view on gender performativity from Gender Trouble. In this work, the critique of gender norms is clearly
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August
World Politics: The Menu for Choice - Bruce Russett, David Kinsella, Harvey StarrGet the tools you need to understand the vast and complex subject of international relations with WORLD POLITICS: THE MENU FOR CHOICE. This textbook incorporates current scholarship and insightful analysis and provides an introduction to game theory as a model for analyzing international relations.
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August
Genocide of the Mind: New Native American Writing - MariJo MooreAfter five centuries of Eurocentrism, many people have little idea that Native American tribes still exist, or which traditions belong to what tribes. However over the past decade there has been a rising movement to accurately describe Native cultures and histories. In particular, people have begun to explore the experience of urban Indians—individuals who live in two worlds struggling to preserve traditional Native values within the context of an ever-changing modern society. In Genocide of the Mind, the experience and determination of these people is recorded in a revealing and compelling