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Researching Lived Experi: Human Science for an Action Sensitive Pedagogy - Max Van ManenIntroduces an approach to qualitative research methodology in education and related fields that is rooted in the "everyday lived experience" of human beings in educational situations.
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October
Slave Ship Sailors and Their Captive Cargoes, 1730-1807 - Emma ChristopherDespite the vast literature on the transatlantic slave trade, the role of sailors aboard slave ships has remained unexplored. This book fills that gap by examining every aspect of their working lives, from their reasons for signing on a slaving vessel, to their experiences in the Caribbean and the American South after their human cargoes had been sold. It explores how they interacted with men and women of African origin at their ports of call, from the Africans they traded with, to the free black seamen who were their crewmates, to the slaves and ex-slaves they mingled with in the port cities of
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American Independent Cinema: An Introduction - Yannis TzioumakisFrom the prestige films of Cagney Productions to recent, ultra-low budget cult hits, such as Clerks and The Blair Witch Project, American independent cinema has produced some of the most distinctive films ever made. This comprehensive introduction draws on key films, filmmakers, and film companies from the early twentieth century to the present to examine the factors that shaped this vital and evolving mode of filmmaking. Specifically, it explores the complex and dynamic relations between independent and mainstream Hollywood cinema, showing how institutional, industrial, and economic changes in