On Longing: Narratives of the Miniature, the Gigantic, the by Susan Stewart

By Susan Stewart

Miniature books, eighteenth-century novels, Tom Thumb weddings, tall stories, and items of tourism and nostalgia: this various workforce of cultural kinds is the topic of On Longing, a desirable research of the ways that daily gadgets are narrated to animate or observe sure models of the realm. initially released in 1984 (Johns Hopkins collage Press), and now to be had in paperback for the 1st time, this hugely unique booklet attracts on insights from semiotics and from psychoanalytic, feminist, and Marxist feedback. Addressing the kin of language to adventure, the physique to scale, and narratives to things, Susan Stewart appears to be like on the "miniature" as a metaphor for interiority and on the "gigantic" as an exaggeration of elements of the outside. within the ultimate a part of her essay Stewart examines the ways that the "souvenir" and the "collection" are items mediating event in time and space.

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The Rhetoric of Plato's Republic: Democracy and the by James L. Kastely

By James L. Kastely

Plato isn’t precisely considered a champion of democracy, and maybe even much less as a massive rhetorical theorist. during this ebook, James L. Kastely recasts Plato in precisely those lighting fixtures, providing a vibrant new interpreting of 1 of Plato’s most crucial works: the Republic. At center, Kastely demonstrates, the Republic is a democratic epic poem and pioneering paintings in rhetorical thought. reading problems with justice, conversation, persuasion, and viewers, he uncovers a seedbed of theoretical principles that resonate the entire approach as much as our modern democratic practices.

As Kastely indicates, the Republic starts off with interrelated crises: one rhetorical, one philosophical. within the first, democracy is defended by means of a discourse of justice, yet nobody can take this discourse heavily simply because not anyone can see—in an international the place the robust dominate the weak—how justice is a cost in itself. That price needs to be came upon philosophically, yet philosophy, as Plato and Socrates are aware of it, can succeed in merely the only a few. so one can achieve its higher political viewers, it needs to develop into rhetoric; it needs to turn into a persuasive a part of the bigger culture—which, at the moment, intended epic poetry. Tracing how Plato and Socrates formulate this change within the Republic, Kastely isolates an important concept of persuasion that's imperative to how we speak jointly approximately justice and manage ourselves in keeping with democratic ideas.

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Plagiarism Education and Prevention. A Subject-Driven by Cara Bradley

By Cara Bradley

Educational librarians and college teachers all over the world are grappling with an expanding prevalence of scholar plagiarism. fresh courses urge educators to avoid plagiarism via instructing scholars concerning the factor, and a few have endorsed the price of a subject-specific method of plagiarism prevention schooling. there's, in spite of the fact that, an entire loss of assets and information for librarians and teachers who are looking to undertake this method of their educating. This ebook opens with a quick review of plagiarism this day, via arguments in favour of a subject-based procedure. the remainder of the publication is split into educational topic components and contours an summary of the main matters in that topic sector, via a excessive profile and fascinating case in the discipline.

  • Subject-based method of spotlight the differing concerns and conventions of assorted disciplines
  • Real-life instances to catch scholar realization and illustrate the results of plagiarism in academia and beyond
  • Discussion inquiries to determine an energetic and fascinating pupil studying experience

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Words That Hurt, Words That Heal: How to Choose Words Wisely by Joseph Telushkin

By Joseph Telushkin

Joseph Telushkin is popular for his heat, his erudition, and his richly anecdotal insights, and in phrases That damage, phrases That Heal he focuses those presents at the phrases we use in public and in deepest, revealing their super strength to form relationships. With wit and wide-ranging intelligence, Rabbi Telushkin explains the damage in spreading gossip, rumors, or others' secrets and techniques, and the way unfair anger, over the top feedback, or mendacity undermines precise communique. via sensitizing us to subtleties of speech we might by no means have thought of sooner than, he exhibits us the best way to flip each alternate into an opportunity.

impressive for its readability and practicality, phrases That harm, phrases That Heal illuminates the strong results we create by way of what we are saying and the way we are saying it.

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Composition and Cornel West: Notes toward a Deep Democracy by Keith Gilyard

By Keith Gilyard

Composition and Cornel West: Notes towards a Deep Democracy identifies and explains key facets of the paintings of Cornel West—the very popular student of faith, philosophy, and African American studies—as they relate to composition stories, focusing specially on 3 rhetorical recommendations that West indicates we use in our wondering lives as students, academics, scholars, and citizens.In this research, writer Keith Gilyard examines the innovations of Socratic dedication (a relentless exam of obtained wisdom), Prophetic Witness (an abiding predicament with justice and the plight of the oppressed), and Tragicomic desire (a keep-on-pushing sensibility reflective of the African American freedom struggle). jointly, those rhetorical suggestions include an up to date kind of cultural feedback that West calls prophetic pragmatism.This quantity, which incorporates the one interview within which Cornel West at once addresses the sphere of composition, sketches the advance of Cornel West’s theories of philosophy, political technological know-how, faith, and cultural stories and restates the hyperlink among Deweyan notions of severe intelligence and the thought of severe literacy constructed through Ann Berthoff, Ira Shor, and Henry Giroux. Gilyard presents examples from the school room to demonstrate the chances of Socratic dedication as a part of composition pedagogy, indicates the alignment of Prophetic Witness with conventional goals of serious composition, and in his bankruptcy on Tragicomic wish, addresses African American expressive tradition with an emphasis on song and artists similar to Curtis Mayfield, Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, and Kanye West.The first e-book to comprehensively attach the guidelines of 1 of America's leading students of faith, philosophy and African American reviews with composition thought and pedagogy, Composition and Cornel West might be priceless to students, academics, and scholars attracted to race, category, severe literacy, and the educating of writing.  

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Moneybags Must Be So Lucky: On the Literary Structure of by Robert Paul Wolff

By Robert Paul Wolff

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Karl Marx’s nice paintings, Capital, has intrigued and wondered readers for greater than a century via its mystifyingly tricky arguments and dramatic literary elaborations. during this ebook, Robert Paul Wolff dispels a lot of the secret surrounding Capital through offering a literary-philosophical research of the textual content and of Marx’s intentions. Writing in a full of life, satirical, occasionally comical sort that echoes Marx’s personal use of language, Wolff exhibits that Marx used to be on the exact same time and within the exact same texts a super theoretical economist and a powerfully imaginitive author and that he intentionally solid an ironic voice in Capital with a purpose to greater speak his theoretical arguments.

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Second Language Phonology by John Archibald

By John Archibald

This quantity explores various facets of moment language speech, with specified specialise in contributions to the sector made by means of (primarely) generative linguists the sounds and sound structures of moment language beginners.
Second Language Phonology begins with an outline of moment language acquisition examine with a view to position the learn of L2 speech in context. This introductory bankruptcy is through an overview of conventional techniques to investigating interlanguage phonology. The 3rd bankruptcy involves a dialogue of proper facets of a studying thought that has to be incorporated in a therapy of the way humans study sound structures. the following 3 chapters concentrate on specific elements of the psychological represenation of phonological competence; segments, syllables, and rigidity, respectively. The penultimate bankruptcy bargains with matters on the topic of the mechanisms that govern the altering of interlanguage grammars over the years. the quantity ends with a precis of the problems raised during the textual content.

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Grammar and Style at Your Fingertips by Lara M. Robbins

By Lara M. Robbins

Realizing the foundations of grammar by no means is going out of fashion. Now readers can brush up on their writing talents with only one ebook. This advisor covers the gamut of grammar and elegance issues, together with nouns and pronouns; demanding, temper, and voice as expressed via verbs; topic and verb contract in entire sentences; commas, colons, and semicolons; ellipses and different marks; parenthesis and brackets; capitalization; numbers and symptoms; spelling; abbreviations; and masses extra. —Ideal for either local audio system and people studying English as a moment language —Encyclopedic procedure —Features thumbtabs and different navigation aids

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