American Encounters

American Encounters

American Encounters

"Contextual in approch, this text draws on socio-economic and political studies as well as histories of religion, science, literature, and popular culture, and explores the diverse, conflicted history of American art and architecture. Thematically interrelating the visual arts to other material artifacts and cultural practices, the text examines how artists and architects produced artwork that visually expressed various social and political values."--Publisher's website.

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Genre : Art
Author : Angela L. Miller
Publisher : Prentice Hall Press
Release : 2008
Total Pages : 686 Pages
ISBN : UOM:39076002707243


American Encounters

American Encounters

"Contextual in approch, this text draws on socio-economic and political studies as well as histories of religion, science, literature, and popular culture, and explores the diverse, conflicted history of American art and architecture. Thematically interrelating the visual arts to other material artifacts and cultural practices, the text examines how artists and architects produced artwork that visually expressed various social and political values."--Publisher's website.

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Genre : Art
Author : Angela L. Miller
Publisher : Prentice Hall
Release : 2008
Total Pages : 686 Pages
ISBN : 0130300047


American Encounters

American Encounters

"American Encounters provides a narrative of the history of American art that focuses on historical encounters among diverse cultures, upon broad structural transformations such as the rise of the middle classes and the emergence of consumer and mass culture, and on the fluid conversations between "high" art and vernacular expressions. The text emphasizes the intersections among cultures and populations, as well as the exchanges, borrowings, and appropriations that have enriched and vitalized our collective cultural heritage"--Washington University Open Scholarship website, viewed February 21, 2018.

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Genre : Art and society
Author : Angela L. Miller
Publisher :
Release : 2018
Total Pages : 686 Pages
ISBN : 1941823130


American Encounters

American Encounters

The updated and revised second edition of American Encounters features new essays from the vibrant field of Native American studies and the classic essays on early Native American history from the first edition. Over the past thirty years, historians, anthropologists, and other scholars have transformed our understanding of the history of North America's native people between first contact with Europeans in 1492 and the era of Indian removal in the early 19th century. This essential anthology offers comprehensive yet focused coverage on a wide range of topics, including contact, exchange, disease, religion, and warfare.

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Genre : History
Author : Peter C. Mancall
Publisher :
Release : 2007
Total Pages : 739 Pages
ISBN : STANFORD:36105123224730


Pandita Ramabai S American Encounter

Pandita Ramabai S American Encounter

"... [A] rare and remarkable insight into an Indian woman's take on American culture in the 19th century, refracted through her own experiences with British colonialism, Indian nationalism, and Christian culture on no less than three continents.... a fabulous resource for undergraduate teaching." —Antoinette Burton In the 1880s, Pandita Ramabai traveled from India to England and then to the U.S., where she spent three years immersed in the milieu of progressive social reform movements of the day. Born into a Brahmin family and widowed while still young, she converted to Christianity while in England. In India, she was an activist for the education of women and the improvement of the status of widows. Abroad, she was iconized as a champion of the "oppressed Hindu woman." The Peoples of the United States is Ramabai's comprehensive description of American life, ranging from government to economy, education to domestic activity. As an account of a Western society by an Indian woman and a feminist, it reverses the established equation of male, Orientalist travel narratives. First published in Marathi in 1889, it is offered here in an elegant and engaging English translation by Meera Kosambi, who also provides a critical introduction and extensive annotations.

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Genre : History
Author : Ramabai Sarasvati
Publisher : Indiana University Press
Release : 2003
Total Pages : 284 Pages
ISBN : 9780253215710


Bulls In The China Shop And Other Sino American Business Encounters

Bulls In The China Shop And Other Sino American Business Encounters

"An entertaining, fact-filled journey through the past two decades of Chinese and American business interaction.... Stross's chapters on the adoption of modern management practices in China shine for their detailed analysis and ... their extremely thorough use of primary Chinese-language newspaper and magazine documentation.... [His] two chapters on Americans and their expatriate lives in China are also well written and complete." --China Review International, Spring 1994

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author : Randall E. Stross
Publisher : University of Hawaii Press
Release : 1992-12-01
Total Pages : 354 Pages
ISBN : 0824815092


Encounters With American Culture

Encounters With American Culture

Peter S. Prescott was one of the most informed and incisive American literary critics to write for the general public. Never content merely to summarize or to pronounce quick judgments, Prescott's reviews are witty and delightful essays to be enjoyed for their own sake as examples of civilized discourse. Whether he is exploring a well-known novelist's outlook and methods, or the peculiar deficiencies of a work of nonfiction, Prescott's grace, elegance, and insights make each piece proof that real criticism need not be pedantic, obscure, or interminably long. The focus in this second volume of Prescott's writings published by Transaction is on both fiction by American authors and on nonfiction reflecting our American unease. He casts an ironic eye on how we in this country think we live now; on what we are saying about ourselves in our fiction, our history, and our biography. Prescott considers some of our century's classic writers: Hemingway and Henry Miller; John Cheever and Thornton Wilder. He offers new insights regarding those who are still at work: Mailer, John Irving, Oates, Updike, Ozick, and Alice Walker. Some authors do not fare well. With his customary flair; Prescott explains why the reputations of Kurt Vonnegut and Barbara Tuchman, the Encyclopedia Britannica, and John Gardner, urgently need deflation. He includes essays on writers and books not generally noticed in collections of criticism: Stephen King, The Joy of Sex, fairy tales, science fiction, thrillers, books on survival and etiquette. Here is a critic with a personal voice and a sense of style. For essays published in this collection, Prescott received the most highly regarded prize in journalism: the rarely presented George Polk Award for Criticism. This is a chronicle of our contemporary American culture as revealed by its books, written with verve, intelligence, wisdom, and wit by a critic who's cruel only when appropriate. Encounters with American Culture is, quite simply, literary journalism at its urbane best.

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Genre : Literary Collections
Author : Peter Prescott
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2017-09-08
Total Pages : 320 Pages
ISBN : 9781351311908


Quest Of The American Dream A Guide To Culture Shock Encounters Among Immigrants And American Visitors

Quest Of The American Dream A Guide To Culture Shock Encounters Among Immigrants And American Visitors

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Author : Dominic Charles Okero
Publisher : Lulu.com
Release :
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : 9781483474069


Close Encounters Of Empire

Close Encounters Of Empire

Essays that suggest new ways of understanding the role that US actors and agencies have played in Latin America." - publisher.

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Genre : History
Author : Emily S. Rosenberg
Publisher : Duke University Press
Release : 1998
Total Pages : 575 Pages
ISBN : 0822320991


American Encounters

American Encounters

A collection of articles that describe the relationships and encounters between Native Americans and Europeans throughout American history.

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Genre : History
Author : University Peter C Mancall
Publisher : Psychology Press
Release : 2000
Total Pages : 594 Pages
ISBN : 0415923751