American Foreign Relations Since 1600

American Foreign Relations Since 1600

Author: Robert L. Beisner

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781576070802

Category: History

Page: 2065

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Chronicles American foreign relations literature from colonial times to the present, with updated material on post World-War II.

Higher Education: Handbook of Theory and Research

Higher Education: Handbook of Theory and Research

Author: J.C. Smart

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402024566

Category: Education

Page: 562

View: 202

Published annually since 1985, the Handbook series provides a compendium of thorough and integrative literature reviews on a diverse array of topics of interest to the higher education scholarly and policy communities. Each chapter provides a comprehensive review of research findings on a selected topic, critiques the research literature in terms of its conceptual and methodological rigor, and sets forth an agenda for future research intended to advance knowledge on the chosen topic. The Handbook focuses on twelve general areas that encompass the salient dimensions of scholarly and policy inquiries undertaken in the international higher education community. Each annual volume contains manuscripts on such diverse topics as research on college students and faculty, governance and planning, advances in research methodology, economics and finance, and curriculum and instruction. The series is fortunate to have attracted annual contributions from distinguished scholars throughout the world. It encompasses: Comprehensive reviews of contemporary and emerging issues in postsecondary education - Hundreds of citations in a wide range of scholarly journals, including all leading journals of higher education and many other social science and professional journals - An indispensable resource for administrators, researchers and policymakers - Published annually since 1985.

The Changing Scene in World Languages

The Changing Scene in World Languages

Author: Marian B. Labrum

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027283528

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 160

View: 791

The 1997 ATA volume brings together articles on translation practice into the 21st century. Contributions deal with the Information Age, multilingualism in Europe, English as a Lingua Franca, Terminology standardization, translating for the media, and new directions in translator training. A comprehensive bibliography of dissertations makes this a useful reference tool.

Wendell Berry

Wendell Berry

Author: Jason Peters

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813137650

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 363

View: 579

A portrait of an American thinker with contributions by Barbara Kingsolver, Bill McKibben, Sven Birkerts, Wes Jackson, and more: “A masterful collection.” —Charlotte Observer Essayist, social critic, poet, “mad farmer,” novelist, teacher, and prophet: Wendell Berry has been called many things, but the broad sweep of his contemporary relevance and influence defies facile labels. With a unique perspective and far-reaching vision, Berry poses complex questions about humankind and our relationship to the land and offers simple but profound solutions. Berry’s writings give voice to a provocative but consistent philosophy that extends far beyond its agrarian core to include elements of sociology, the natural sciences, politics, religion, philosophy, linguistics, agriculture, and other seemingly incompatible fields of study. Wendell Berry: Life and Work examines this wise, original thinker, appraising his written work and exploring his influence as an activist and artist. Each of the contributors—including Hayden Carruth, Sven Birkerts, Barbara Kingsolver, Stanley Hauerwas, Donald Hall, Ed McClanahan, Bill McKibben, Scott Russell Sanders, Norman Wirzba, Wes Jackson, and Eric T. Freyfogle—examines an aspect of Berry’s varied yet cohesive body of work. Also included are highly personal glimpses of Berry: his career, academic influence, and unconventional lifestyle. These deft sketches show the purity of Berry’s agrarian lifestyle and demonstrate that there is nothing simple about the life to which he’s devoted himself. He embraces a life that sustains him not by easy purchase and haste but by physical labor and patience, not by mindless acquiescence to a centralized economy but by attention to local ways and wisdom. This book combines biographical sketches, personal accounts, literary criticism, and social commentary. The result is a rich portrait of one of America’s most profound and honest thinkers.