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Speak The Culture Spain

Author : Andrew Whittaker
ISBN : 9781854186058
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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Spain is a complex country. Beyond the stereotypes of sangria and bullfighting lies a cultured mosaic of regions, languages and customs. "Speak the Culture: Spain" picks at the surface to uncover the key events, themes and people that have shaped the nation, from green Galicia to dusty Andalucia.From the lingering Moorish flavours of Spain's Middle Ages to the awful rupture of modern Civil War, the turning points of Spanish history are made flesh, revealed alongside cultural icons like Miguel de Cervantes, Pablo Picasso and Pedro Almodovar. "Speak the Culture: Spain" gives you the essentials on each figure and their achievements."Speak the Culture: Spain" also explores the culture of everyday Spanish life - from politics to wine, sport to folk music - building an engaging, superbly designed insight into what it means to be Spanish in the 21st century. By the time you get there you'll know exactly what makes the locals tick
Category: Foreign Language Study


Author : Andrew Whittaker
ISBN : 9781854186287
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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A fully illustrated primer on Italian culture goes beyond the parameters of travel and phrase books to inform readers on the nation's history, values and character, covering everything from regional identity and famous figures to Italian art and architecture. Original.
Category: Foreign Language Study


Author : Andrew Whittaker
ISBN : 9781854184931
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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A guidebook can show you where to go, a language guide what to say when you get there. But only "Speak the Culture: France" will lead you to a nation's soul. This easy to use cultural companion considers how it feels to have grown up with Flaubert, Cezanne and Bardot; it captures the flavours of French regional cuisine, paints the colour of festival life and delves deep into the Gallic psyche. Through exploring the people, movements and the lifestyles that have shaped the French experience, you will come to an intimate understanding of France and the French. This is not a travel guide or a manual on living in France. It's a superbly designed, informed and engaging insight into French life and culture and who the French really are
Category: Foreign Language Study

The Skin That We Speak

Author : Lisa Delpit
ISBN : 9781595585844
Genre : Education
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“Lucid, accessible” research on classroom language bias for educators and “parents concerned about questions of power and control in public schools” (Publishers Weekly). In this collection of twelve essays, MacArthur Fellow Lisa Delpit and Kent State University Associate Professor Joanne Kilgour Dowdy take a critical look at the issues of language and dialect in the education system. The Skin That We Speak moves beyond the highly charged war of idioms to present teachers and parents with a thoughtful exploration of the varieties of English spoken today. At a time when children who don’t speak formal English are written off in our schools, and when the class- and race-biased language used to describe those children determines their fate, The Skin That We Speak offers a cutting-edge look at this all-important aspect of education. Including groundbreaking work by Herbert Kohl, Gloria J. Ladson-Billings, and Victoria Purcell-Gates, as well as classic texts by Geneva Smitherman and Asa Hilliard, this volume of writing is what Black Issues Book Review calls “an essential text.” “The book is aimed at helping educators learn to make use of cultural differences apparent in language to educate children, but its content guarantees broader appeal.” —Booklist “An honest, much-needed look at one of the most crucial issues in education today.” —Jackson Advocate
Category: Education


Author : Andrew Whittaker
ISBN : 9781854186270
Genre : Travel
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Examines the work and the personalities behind British cultural icons, pulling out the key information in easily digested, entertaining chunks. The culture of everyday life is also revealed, exploring the variation between the English, Scots and Welsh, and dissecting how they approach life; how they eat, socialize, vote, dress and laugh.
Category: Travel

Culturally Speaking

Author : Rhona B. Genzel
ISBN : 0838442129
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Students learn to speak and act comfortably in a new culture by sharing cultural thoughts, notions, and experiences, and comparing these with the behaviors, customs, and everyday situations common to life in North America. -- Focus on integrated skills -- Common situations: shopping, dating, going to the doctor, participating in social events, and sharing common interests -- Nonverbal communication -- Attention to different language learning styles and techniques -- Case studies, critical incidents, and topics for discussing cross-cultural issues -- Answer key and transcript at the end of the book
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Women Speak Nation

Author : Panchali Ray
ISBN : 9781000507270
Genre : Social Science
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Women Speak Nation underlines the centrality of gender within the ideological construction of nationalism. The volume locates itself in a rich scholarship of feminist critique of the relationship between political, economic, cultural, and social formations and normative gendered relations to try and understand the cross-currents in contemporary feminist theorizing and politics. The chapters question the gendered depictions of the nation as Hindu, upper caste, middle class, heterosexual, able-bodied Indian mother. The volume also brings together interviews and short essays from practitioners and activists who voice an alternative reimagining of the nation. The book will be of great interest to scholars and researchers of gender, politics, modern South Asian history, and cultural studies.
Category: Social Science

Speaking Jewish Jewish Speak

Author : Shlomo Berger
ISBN : 9042914297
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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As the world of Jewish studies continues to expand, Studia Rosenthaliana enters a new phase with this 36th volume, the first in a series of yearbooks. In this edition, an international panel of authors takes an innovative look at the theme of Jewish multilingualism from various, multidisciplined perspectives. Several research projects on various aspects of Dutch Jewish history and culture are currently under way at academic institutions in Amsterdam and elsewhere, while Dutch academics are regularly involved in extensive international research projects. The research that resulted in the articles presented in this volume of Studia Rosenthaliana was carried out by the Menasseh ben Israel Institute and the University of Amsterdam in collaboration with the Solomon Ludwig Steinheim Institute in Duisburg and forms part of a larger programme on Yiddish in the Netherlands currently being conducted together with the Abteilung fur Jiddische Sprache, Kultur und Literatur at Heinrich Heine Universitat, Dusseldorf.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

We Speak For Ourselves

Author : D. Watkins
ISBN : 9781501187834
Genre : Social Science
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From the row houses of Baltimore to the stoops of Brooklyn, the New York Times bestselling author of The Cook Up lays bare the voices of the most vulnerable and allows their stories to uncover the systematic injustice threaded within our society. Honest and eye-opening, the pages of We Speak for Ourselves “are abundant with wisdom and wit; integrity and love, not to mention enough laughs for a stand-up comedy routine” (Mitchell S. Jackson, author of Survival Math). Watkins introduces you to Down Bottom, the storied community of East Baltimore that holds a mirror to America’s poor black neighborhoods—“hoods” that could just as easily be in Chicago, Detroit, Oakland, or Atlanta. As Watkins sees it, the perspective of people who live in economically disadvantaged black communities is largely absent from the commentary of many top intellectuals who speak and write about race. Unapologetic and sharp-witted, D. Watkins is here to tell the truth as he has seen it. We Speak for Ourselves offers an in-depth analysis of inner-city hurdles and honors the stories therein. We sit in underfunded schools, walk the blocks burdened with police corruption, stand within an audience of Make America Great Again hats, journey from trap house to university lecture, and rally in neglected streets. And we listen. “Watkins has come to remind us, everyone deserves the opportunity to speak for themselves” (Jason Reynolds, New York Times bestselling author) and serves hope to fellow Americans who are too often ignored and calling on others to examine what it means to be a model activist in today’s world. We Speak for Ourselves is a must-read for all who are committed to social change.
Category: Social Science

Speak Out Institute For Democratic Education And Culture

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ISBN : OCLC:47200585
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Speak Out - Institute for Democratic Education and Culture, based in Emeryville, California, is a U.S. nonprofit organization that promotes progressive speakers and artists on campuses and in communities. The organization, which is committed to social, political, cultural, and economic justice, highlights its upcoming events and its publications.

I Speak As A White

Author : Neil J. McGurk
ISBN : IND:30000009576467
Genre : Apartheid
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Category: Apartheid

Connecting Across Cultures And Continents

Author : United Nations Development Fund for Women
ISBN : UCSC:32106016538198
Genre : Social Science
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The dialogues in this book present a cross-cultural, multidisciplinary critique of racism and the advocacy required to confront its persistence globally. While the essays begin to refocus attention on racism as a challenge to international development, they also call on the international women's movement to support Black women's efforts to realize their own humanity. The authors provide an analysis and a metaphor for Black women across the globe, who are working to transcend their alienation, to validate their own heritage and to escape the tyranny of racial discrimination.The authors provide an analysis and a metaphor for Black women across the globe, who are working to transcend their alienation, to validate their own heritage and to escape the tyranny of racial discrimination. The dialogues in this book present a cross-cultural, multidisciplinary critique of racism and the advocacy required to confront its persistence globally. While the essays begin to refocus attention on racism as a challenge to international development, they also call on the international women's movement to support Black women's efforts to realize their own humanity. The authors provide an analysis and a metaphor for Black women across the globe, who are working to transcend their alienation, to validate their own heritage and to escape the tyranny of racial discrimination.
Category: Social Science

The Problem Of The Idea Of Culture In John Paul Ii

Author : John Corrigan
ISBN : 9781498583183
Genre : Philosophy
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In The Problem of the Idea of Culture in John Paul II: Exposing the Disruptive Agency of the Philosophy of Karol Wojtyła, John Corrigan provides a new lens with which to view and understand the philosophy of Karol Wojtyła/John Paul II. He exposes Wojtyła as a major player in contemporary philosophical debates. The work reformulates the “problem of experience” in light of the questions surrounding our idea of culture. Corrigan argues that for Wojtyła the drama of the “problem of experience” manifests in the apparently divergent accounts of the meaning of human experience as presented by the philosophies of being and of consciousness. Solving this conundrum results in an idea of the person capable of explaining human experience in relation to human culture,unfolding the experiences of self-knowledge, conscience, and the ontic-causal relationship of the person to human culture. The first part of the book concerns formal considerations regarding the constitutive aspects of Wojtyła’s approach, while the second part deals with pragmatic considerations drawn from his comments on culture.
Category: Philosophy

How To Speak

Author : Adelaide Patterson
ISBN : UOM:39015030866415
Genre : Elocution
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Permission To Speak Freely

Author : Matt Kincaid
ISBN : 9781626569232
Genre : Business & Economics
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Lead So Your People Speak Freely Candid communication enhances innovation, ownership, engagement, and performance. The benefits of hearing questions and uncertainties, good and bad ideas, and honest feedback are game-changing. Yet research shows that most of the time, people never share their true thoughts with each other—and especially not with their leaders. But what if they did? What if everyone could confidently communicate without fearing a negative response? In Permission to Speak Freely, highly acclaimed leader developers Doug Crandall and Matt Kincaid illustrate the benefits of candor, explain the inhibitors that cause it to feel unsafe, and provide tools for leaders to encourage their people and embed trust and openness into the foundation of their organizational culture.
Category: Business & Economics

Proverbs Speak Louder Than Words

Author : Wolfgang Mieder
ISBN : 1433103788
Genre : Social Science
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The ten chapters of «Proverbs Speak Louder Than Words» present a composite picture of the richness of proverbs as significant expressions of folk wisdom as is manifest from their appearance in art, culture, folklore, history, literature, and the mass media. The first chapter surveys the multifaceted aspects of paremiology (the study of proverbs), with the second chapter illustrating the paremiological work by the American folklorist Alan Dundes. The next two chapters look at the effective role that proverbs play in the mass media, where they are cited in their traditional wording or as innovative anti-proverbs. The fifth chapter discusses proverbs as expressions of the worldview of New England. This is followed by two chapters on the proverbial prowess of American presidents, to wit the proverbial style in the correspondence between John and Abigail Adams and a discussion of Abraham Lincoln's apocryphal proverb «Don't swap horses in the middle of the stream.» The eighth chapter traces the tradition of proverb iconography from medieval woodcuts to Pieter Bruegel the Elder and on to modern caricatures, cartoons, and comic strips. The last two chapters deal with the origin and history of the proverbial expression «to tilt at windmills» as an allusion to Cervantes' Don Quixote and the many proverbial utterances in Mozart's letters. The book draws attention to the fact that proverbs as metaphorical signs continue to play an important role in oral and written communication. Proverbs as socalled monumenta humana are omnipresent in all facets of life, and while they are neither sacrosanct nor saccharine, they usually offer much common sense or wisdom based on recurrent experiences and observations.
Category: Social Science

Speaking From The Body

Author : Angie Chabram-Dernersesian
ISBN : 0816526648
Genre : Health & Fitness
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In compelling first-person accounts, Latinas speak freely about dealing with serious health episodes as patients, family caregivers, or friends. They show how the complex interweaving of gender, class, and race impacts the health status of LatinasÑand how family, spirituality, and culture affect the experience of illness. Here are stories of Latinas living with conditions common to many: hypertension, breast cancer, obesity, diabetes, depression, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, dementia, ParkinsonÕs, lupus, and hyper/hypothyroidism. By bringing these narratives out from the shadows of private lives, they demonstrate how such ailments form part of the larger whole of Latina lives that encompasses family, community, the medical profession, and society. They show how personal identity and community intersect to affect the interpretation of illness, compliance with treatment, and the utilization of allopathic medicine, alternative therapies, and traditional healing practices. The book also includes a retrospective analysis of the narratives and a discussion of Latina health issues and policy recommendations. These Latina cultural narratives illustrate important aspects of the social contexts and real-world family relationships crucial to understanding illness. Speaking from the Body is a trailblazing collection of personal testimonies that integrates professional and personal perspectives and shows that our understanding of health remains incomplete if Latina cultural narratives are not included.
Category: Health & Fitness

Culture Conflict Resolution

Author : Kevin Avruch
ISBN : 1878379828
Genre : Political Science
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After years of relative neglect, culture is finally receiving due recognition as a key factor in the evolution and resolution of conflicts. Unfortunately, however, when theorists and practitioners of conflict resolution speak of culture, they often understand and use it in a bewildering and unhelpful variety of ways. With sophistication and lucidity, "Culture and Conflict Resolution" exposes these shortcomings and proposes an alternative conception in which culture is seen as dynamic and derivative of individual experience. The book explores divergent theories of social conflict and differing strategies that shape the conduct of diplomacy, and examines the role that culture has (and has not) played in conflict resolution. The author is as forceful in critiquing those who would dismiss or diminish culture s relevance as he is trenchant in advocating conflict resolution approaches that make the most productive use of a coherent concept of culture. In a lively style, Avruch challenges both scholars and practitioners not only to develop a clearer understanding of what culture is, but also to take that understanding and incorporate it into more effective conflict resolution processes."
Category: Political Science

North American Indian M Tis And Inuit Women Speak About Culture Education And Work

Author : Carolyn Bereznak Kenny
ISBN : 0662662229
Genre : Indian women
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This report summarises the results of focus groups and interviews with 140 Aboriginal women in eight sites across Canada to study the relationship between Aboriginal culture and contemporary education and work. The author's main recommendation is that specific elements of governance and policy-making should meet individual community needs and respect differences in community culture, tradition and circumstance.
Category: Indian women