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Beats: A Very Short Introduction, Sterritt David



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Автор: Sterritt David
Название:  Beats: A Very Short Introduction
Издательство: Oxford Academ
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Литературоведение

ISBN: 0199796777
ISBN-13(EAN): 9780199796779
ISBN: 0-19-979677-7
ISBN-13(EAN): 978-0-19-979677-9
Обложка/Формат: Paperback
Страницы: 144
Вес: 0.114 кг.
Дата издания: 25.07.2013
Серия: Very short introductions
Язык: ENG
Иллюстрации: 10 b/w halftones
Размер: 246 X 164 X 27
Читательская аудитория: Tertiary education (us: college)
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Описание: This book offers a concise overview of the social, cultural, and aesthetic sensibilities of the Beat Generation, explaining how their drastic visions and radical styles challenged postwar America`s dominant values in ways that can still be felt in literature, cinema, music, theatre, and the visual arts.
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William Shakespeare: A Very Short Introduction

Автор: Wells Stanley
Название: William Shakespeare: A Very Short Introduction
ISBN: 0198718624 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780198718628
Издательство: Oxford Academ
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Описание: In this new offering from Stanley Wells comes an exploration of one of the world`s greatest dramatists: William Shakespeare. Written with enthusiasm and flair, Wells looks at both the world Shakespeare lived in and all of his major works, to show how and why he continues to be so influential and important to society today.

Dictionaries: A Very Short Introduction

Автор: Mugglestone, Lynda
Название: Dictionaries: A Very Short Introduction
ISBN: 0199573794 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780199573790
Издательство: Oxford Academ
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Описание: Dictionaries are far more than works which list the words and meanings of a language. In this Very Short Introduction Lynda Mugglestone takes a look at how dictionaries are made, considering how they reflect the dominant social and cultural assumptions of the time in which they were written.

Voltaire: A Very Short Introduction

Автор: Cronk Nicholas
Название: Voltaire: A Very Short Introduction
ISBN: 0199688354 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780199688357
Издательство: Oxford Academ
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Описание: Voltaire (1694-1778), best remembered as the author of Candide, is one of the central actors -- arguably the defining personality -- of the European Enlightenment. In this Very Short Introduction, Nicholas Cronk explores Voltaire's remarkable career and demonstrates how his thinking is pivotal to our notion and understanding of the Enlightenment.
In a fresh and modern examination of his writings, Cronk examines the nature of Voltaire's literary celebrity, demonstrating the extent to which his work was reactive and practical, and therefore made sense within the broader context of the debates to which he responded. The most famous living author in Europe in the 18th century, Cronk emphasises Voltaire's skills of 'performance' as a writer and his continued relevance today. He concludes by looking not only at Voltaire's impact in literature and philosophy, but also his influence on French political values and modern French politics.
ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Автор: Ritchie Donald A.
Название: The U.S. Congress: A Very Short Introduction
ISBN: 019028014X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780190280147
Издательство: Oxford Academ
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Описание: In the second edition of The U.S. Congress, Donald A. Ritchie, a congressional historian for more than thirty years, takes readers on a fascinating, behind-the-scenes tour of Capitol Hill, pointing out the key players, explaining their behavior, and translating parliamentary language into plain English. No mere civics lesson, this eye-opening book provides an insider's perspective on Congress, matched with a professional historian's analytical insight. After a swift survey of the creation of Congress by the constitutional convention, he begins to unscrew the nuts and pull out the bolts. What is it like to campaign for Congress? To attract large donors? To enter either house with no seniority? He answers these questions and more, explaining committee assignments and committee work, the role of staffers and lobbyists, floor proceedings, parliamentary rules, and coalition building.
Ritchie explores the great effort put into constituent service-as representatives and senators respond to requests from groups and individuals-as well as media relations and news coverage. He also explores how the grand concepts we all know from civics class--checks and balances, advise and consent, congressional oversight--work in practice in an age of strong presidents and a muscular Senate minority.

Crime Fiction: A Very Short Introduction

Автор: Bradford, Richard
Название: Crime Fiction: A Very Short Introduction
ISBN: 0199658781 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780199658787
Издательство: Oxford Academ
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Описание: Since the mid-19th century crime fiction has been one of the most popular sub-genres of the novel. In this Very Short Introduction, Richard Bradford explores its origins and the features that define its varied style. He considers its role in popular culture around the world and considers why its classification as 'literature' is still ambiguous.

Автор: Robertson Ritchie
Название: Goethe: A Very Short Introduction
ISBN: 0199689253 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780199689255
Издательство: Oxford Academ
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Описание: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe lived to the age of 82 and wrote prodigiously in every genre: drama, poetry, fiction, autobiography, travel narrative, translation from French and Italian, and critical essays on art and literature, besides copious letters and diaries. Ritchie Robertson draws out key themes of his work and explains its lasting importance.

The U.S. Congress: A Very Short Introduction

Автор: Ritchie Donald
Название: The U.S. Congress: A Very Short Introduction
ISBN: 0195338316 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780195338317
Издательство: Oxford Academ
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Описание: Many scholars believe that the framers of the Constitution intended Congress to be the preeminent branch of government. Indeed, no other legislature in the world approaches its power. Yet most Americans have only a murky idea of how it works.
In The U.S. Congress, Donald A. Ritchie, a congressional historian for more than thirty years, takes readers on a fascinating, behind-the-scenes tour of Capitol Hill--pointing out the key players, explaining their behavior, and translating parliamentary language into plain English. No mere civics lesson, this eye-opening book provides an insider's perspective on Congress, matched with a professional historian's analytical insight. After a swift survey of the creation of Congress by the constitutional convention, he begins to unscrew the nuts and pull out the bolts. What is it like to campaign for congress? To attract large donors? To enter either house with no seniority? He answers these questions and more, explaining committee assignments (and committee work), the role of staffers and lobbyists, floor proceedings, parliamentary rules, and coalition building. Ritchie explores the great effort put into constituent service--as representatives and senators respond to requests from groups and individuals--as well as media relations and news coverage. He also explores how the grand concepts we all know from civics class--checks and balances, advise and consent, congressional oversight--work in practice, in an age of strong presidents and a muscular Senate minority (no matter which party is in that position).
In this sparkling addition to Oxford's Very Short Introduction series, Donald Ritchie moves beyond the cynicism and the platitudes to provide a gem of a portrait of how Congress really works.

American Women`s History: A Very Short Introduction

Автор: Ware Susan
Название: American Women`s History: A Very Short Introduction
ISBN: 0199328331 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780199328338
Издательство: Oxford Academ
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Описание: What does U.S. history look like with women at the center of the story? From Pocahantas to military women serving in the Iraqi war, this Very Short Introduction chronicles the contributions that women have made to the American experience from a multicultural perspective that emphasizes how gender shapes women`s-and men`s-lives.

American Slavery: A Very Short Introduction

Автор: Williams Heather Andrea
Название: American Slavery: A Very Short Introduction
ISBN: 0199922683 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780199922680
Издательство: Oxford Academ
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Описание: A concise history of slavery in America, including the daily life of American slaves, the laws that sought to legitimize white supremacy, the anti-slavery movement, and the abolition of slavery

Asian American History: A Very Short Introduction

Автор: Hsu Madeline Y.
Название: Asian American History: A Very Short Introduction
ISBN: 0190219769 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780190219765
Издательство: Oxford Academ
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Описание: A 2012 survey by the Pew Research Center reported that Asian Americans are the best-educated, highest-income, and best-assimilated racial group in the United States. Before reaching this level of economic success and social assimilation, however, Asian immigrants' path was full of difficult, even demeaning, moments. This book provides a sweeping and nuanced history of Asian Americans, revealing how and why the perception of Asian immigrants changed over time.
Asian migrants, in large part Chinese, arrived in significant numbers on the West Coast during the 1850s and 1860s to work in gold mining and on the construction of the transcontinental Railroad. Unlike their contemporary European counterparts, Asians, often stigmatized as "coolies," challenged American ideals of equality with the problem of whether all racial groups could be integrated into America's democracy. The fear of the "Yellow Peril" soon spurred an array of legislative and institutional efforts to segregate them through immigration laws, restrictions on citizenship, and limits on employment, property ownership, access to public services, and civil rights. Prejudices against Asian Americans reached a peak during World War II, when Japanese Americans were interned en masse. It was only with changes in the immigration laws and the social and political activism of the 1960s and 1970s that Asian Americans gained ground and acceptance, albeit in the still stereotyped category of "model minorities."
Madeline Y. Hsu weaves a fascinating historical narrative of this "American Dream." She shows how Asian American success, often attributed to innate cultural values, is more a result of the immigration laws, which have largely pre-selected immigrants of high economic and social potential. Asian Americans have, in turn, been used by politicians to bludgeon newer (and more populous) immigrant groups for their purported lack of achievement. Hsu deftly reveals how public policy, which can restrict and also selectively promote certain immigrant populations, is a key reason why some immigrant groups appear to be more naturally successful and why the identity of those groups evolves differently from others.

The Cambridge Companion to the Beats

Автор: Belletto
Название: The Cambridge Companion to the Beats
ISBN: 1316635716 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781316635711
Издательство: Cambridge Academ
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Описание: The Cambridge Companion to the Beats offers an in-depth overview of one of the most innovative and popular literary periods in America, the Beat era. The Beats were a literary and cultural phenomenon originating in New York City in the 1940s that reached worldwide significance. Although its most well-known figures are Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, and William S. Burroughs, the Beat movement radiates out to encompass a rich diversity of figures and texts that merit further study. Consummate innovators, the Beats had a profound effect not only on the direction of American literature, but also on models of socio-political critique that would become more widespread in the 1960s and beyond. Bringing together the most influential Beat scholars writing today, this Companion provides a comprehensive exploration of the Beat movement, asking critical questions about its associated figures and arguing for their importance to postwar American letters.

Reconstructing the beats

Название: Reconstructing the beats
ISBN: 0312293798 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780312293796
Издательство: Springer
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Описание: This volume is a collection of essays that collectively seek to re-vision the Beats from contemporary critical, theoretical, historical, and interdisciplinary perspectives.


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