A deeply moving recasting of one of the most controversial characters in American literature, Huckleberry Finn’s Jim Written in the great literary tradition of novels of American slavery, My Jim is told in the incantatory voice of Sadie Watson, an ex-slave who schools her granddaughter with lessons of love she learned in bondage. To help her granddaughter confront the decisions she needs to make, Sadie mines her memory for the tale of the unquenchable love of her life, Jim. Sadie’s Jim was an ambitious young slave and seer who, when faced with the prospect of being sold, escaped down the Mississippi with a white boy named Huck. Sadie is suddenly left alone. Worried about her children, co...
Liberation theology has become an essential component of almost every major debate over Latin America today. It has changed the face of political life in Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Haiti; contributed to the rise of “people power” in the Philippines; even played a role in the growing discontent of debt-plagued Brazil. Now, using the plainspoken approach that made his Inside Central America the indispensable book on current affairs in the region, Phillip Berryman traces the origins, spread, and impact of liberation theology. He shows how its proponents have radically reinterpreted basic Biblical themes (such as the Creation and the Exodus) from the perspective of the poor and isenfranchised. By not asking “What must I believe?” but rather “What is to be done?” they make a direct connection between religious beliefs and political life.
Hip Hop in American Cinema examines the manner in which American feature films have served as the primary medium for mainstreaming hip hop culture into American society. With their glamorizing portrayals of graffiti writing, break dancing, rap music, clothing, and language, Hollywood movies have established hip hop as a desirable youth movement. This book demonstrates how Hollywood studios and producers have exploited the profitable connection among rappers, soundtracks, and mass audiences. Hip Hop in American Cinema offers valuable information for courses in film studies, popular culture, and American studies.
Making Connections teaches an extensive range of reading skills and strategies in order to prepare students for college reading. The current series takes students from a low-intermediate to a low-advanced level of academic reading skill proficiency. In December 2015 two new levels - high beginning and advanced - will be added to the series. The series contains a strong focus on vocabulary-building, including teaching words from the Academic Word List. It emphasizes critical thinking and increased reading speed. The series has a unique unit structure. At the outset of each unit, students are presented with and practice key reading and vocabulary-building skills. As students read the texts following these sections, they apply these skills by completing exercises in boxes in the margins of the readings, so that students literally have to apply the newly-learned skills 'while reading.'
"With a new design and many new illustrations, this edition retains the elements that have been justly praised in earlier editions: introductory overviews offering a Brief Insight into each major period; Timelines which further enhance our understanding of the historical, geographical and cultural context of artworks; over twenty color maps; boxed essays on Techniques in art and architecture; Art Past Art Present boxes, illuminating the relationship between the art being discussed and our modern world; a series of Theme Spreads presenting groups of works from different periods and locations that can be more fully understood when seen in the context of other works representing the same theme. The authors have made liberal use of quotation from historical documents, and key terms are highlighted and defined in the Glossary."--BOOK JACKET.
This revised workbook/lab text consists of 21 projects that can be executed with readily available materials, a minimum of elaborate equipment and a reasonable amount of preparation time. Early projects deal with biochemistry and cytochemistry; the middle ones focus on organelles and their physiology; and later activities explore more advanced molecular topics such as restriction mapping strategies. New to this edition: a concise section on statistics covering the mean, standard deviation and standard error; and a chapter designed to enable students to write up their work as a lab report.
Hampton and Havel's clear, approachable text has guided a generation of biology students through their first foray into statistics. The third edition continues to provide a thorough grounding in all essential methods of descriptive and inferential statistics, ideal for any student seeking a career in experimental sciences. Each chapter has been carefully updated and restructured to enhance understanding, better bridge the gaps between topics, and create a pragmatic approach to learning the many uses of statistics in biology. The authors complement their descriptions with an abundance of examples and exercises that illustrate how to choose and apply statistical procedures and interpret their results in real-world scenarios, allowing students to develop and test their understanding while building their confidence with the material. The third edition explores changing standards of technology and includes new boxed examples written by experts on computer-intensive resampling methods, multivariate analysis, and meta-analysis. Use of Minitab's outstanding statistical software (now included on the CD accompanying the book) is incorporated through the text.