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American Encounters

American Encounters
Art, History, and Cultural Identity

by Angela L. Miller,Janet Catherine Berlo,Bryan Jay Wolf,Jennifer L. Roberts,Margaretta M. Lovell

  • Publisher : Prentice Hall Press
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 686
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"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.

American Encounters

American Encounters
Natives and Newcomers from European Contact to Indian Removal, 1500-1850

by University Peter C Mancall,Peter C. Mancall,James Hart Merrell

  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release : 2000
  • Pages : 594
  • ISBN : 9780415923750
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A collection of articles that describe the relationships and encounters between Native Americans and Europeans throughout American history.

American Encounters

American Encounters
Art, History, and Cultural Identity

by Angela L. Miller,Janet Catherine Berlo,Bryan Jay Wolf,Jennifer L. Roberts

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2018
  • Pages : 686
  • ISBN : 9781941823132
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"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.

American Encounters

American Encounters
Greater Mexico, the United States, and the Erotics of Culture

by Jose Eduardo Limon,José Eduardo Limón

  • Publisher : Beacon Press (MA)
  • Release : 1998
  • Pages : 251
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An award-winning anthropologist looks into history, politics, literature, folklore, ethnography, biography, film, song, and dance to probe the deeply entwined and ambivalent relationship between both sides of the U.S./Mexico border over the past 150 years.

American Encounters with Arabs

American Encounters with Arabs
The "soft Power" of U.S. Public Diplomacy in the Middle East

by William A. Rugh

  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 220
  • ISBN : 9780275988173
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Explores the attitudes held by typical Arabs toward America and Americans, the causes of those attitudes, and the ways in which U.S. government officials have conducted public diplomacy programs to try to deal with misunderstandings and misconceptions about U.S. policy, society, and culture.

American Encounters

American Encounters
Natives and Newcomers from European Contact to Indian Removal, 1500-1850

by Peter C. Mancall,James Hart Merrell

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2007
  • Pages : 739
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Beyond The Silver River

Beyond The Silver River
South American Encounters

by Jimmy Burns

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2011-12-01
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1448207134
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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During the five years Jimmy Burns was based in Buenos Aires, which resulted in his award-winning study of the Falklands War and its aftermath, The Land That Lost Its Heroes, he also embarked on further-flung journeys in Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia and Chile. 'Each South American country is idiosyncratic - it brings out our individual fantasies and forces us to interpret anew,' writes Burns. Certainly to travel with him is to trace the footprints of history - conquest and subjugation, defiance and hope - yet to encounter at each turn a fresh observation, the unexpected. He conducts us by steam train up the Andes and down to the treacherous depths of a Bolivian tin mine. We find a hotbed of Argentine loyalties in Tierra del Fuego, beaches of bodies beautiful in Brazil and Peruvian streets where fanatical Sendero Luminoso guerrillas wage a permanent power struggle with the military. Burns introduces us to Sixto Vazquez, Indian intellectual with an unshakeable faith in legend and animism; to Tina, White Russian Duchess of Platinov, who now presides over an eerie domain of enormous moths in the Ecuadorian rain forest; to Father Renato Hevia, the editor of a Jesuit magazine in Chile who is harassed and detained if he fails to mention Pinochet in even one edition. To this journey of discovery Jimmy Burns brings all the clarity of vision and eloquence of expression for which he was awarded the 1988 Somerset Maugham Award for Non-fiction.

Vietnamese-American Encounters

Vietnamese-American Encounters
Race, Power, and Literary Innovation

by Marguerite Bich Nguyen

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 436
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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American Places

American Places
Encounters with History

by William E. Leuchtenburg

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • Release : 2002-04-15
  • Pages : 398
  • ISBN : 9780195152456
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Twenty-eight eminent American historians share personal accounts of the places that bring history to life for them, from James M. McPherson writing about Gettysburg to Kevin Starr's visit to the Musso & Frank Grill in Hollywood.

Close Encounters of Empire

Close Encounters of Empire
Writing the Cultural History of U.S.-Latin American Relations

by Emily S. Rosenberg,Gilbert Michael Joseph,Catherine LeGrand,Ricardo Donato Salvatore

  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release : 1998
  • Pages : 575
  • ISBN : 9780822320999
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Essays that suggest new ways of understanding the role that US actors and agencies have played in Latin America." - publisher.

Cartographic Encounters

Cartographic Encounters
Perspectives on Native American Mapmaking and Map Use

by G. Malcolm Lewis

  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 1998-09-15
  • Pages : 318
  • ISBN : 9780226476940
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Ever since a Native American prepared a paper "charte" of the lower Colorado River for the Spaniard Hernando de Alarcón in 1540, Native Americans have been making maps in the course of encounters with whites. This book charts the history of these cartographic encounters, examining native maps and mapmaking from the pre- and post-contact periods. G. Malcolm Lewis provides accessible and detailed overviews of the history of native North American maps, mapmaking, and scholarly interest in these topics. Other contributions include a study of colonial Aztec cartography that highlights the connections among maps, space, and history; an account of the importance of native maps as archaeological evidence; and an interpretation of an early-contact-period hide painting of an actual encounter involving whites and two groups of warring natives. Although few original native maps have survived, contemporary copies and accounts of mapmaking form a rich resource for anyone interested in the history of Native American encounters or the history of cartography and geography.

Body English

Body English
Anglo-American Encounters

by Barry Baddock

  • Publisher : Troubador Publishing Ltd
  • Release : 2016-03-03
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 1785890441
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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When Americans and Britons meet, the silent power of Body English can cause lives to swerve, collide and veer. These eight stories tell of people whose paths and destinies were nudged into new directions by Body English.

Mirror in the Shrine

Mirror in the Shrine
American Encounters with Meiji Japan

by Robert A. Rosenstone

  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release : 1988
  • Pages : 315
  • ISBN : 9780674576414
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Based on the travels of Griffis, Morse, and Hearn in the late 1800s, these stories evoke the immediacy of daily experience in Meiji, Japan, a nation still feudal in many of its habits yet captivating to Westerners for its gentleness, beauty, and pure charm. Illustrated.

American Nations

American Nations
Encounters in Indian Country, 1850 to the Present

by Frederick E. Hoxie,James Merrell,Peter C. Mancall,James Hart Merrell

  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release : 2001
  • Pages : 519
  • ISBN : 9780415927505
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Twenty-three essays by academics consider the historical, cultural, religious and political circumstances of various Native American peoples.

North American Encounters

North American Encounters
Essays in U.S. and English and French Canadian Literature and Culture

by Dieter Meindl

  • Publisher : LIT Verlag Münster
  • Release : 2002
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN : 9783825861100
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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These essays (in English except for four items in German and French) provide an intercultural perspective. They deal with such diverse aspects of North American (including Quebecois) literature. The continental context also pervades treatments of novels (featuring Indian wars, sentimentalism, the West, and modern pícaros), story cycles (e.g., Atwood's), and the long poem (Kroetsch).

American Encounters

American Encounters
Culture Shock and Critical Perspectives on a Trans-Continental Journey

by Mukotani Rugyendo

  • Publisher : Dorrance Publishing
  • Release : 2016-04-07
  • Pages : 182
  • ISBN : 1480968595
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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American Encounters by Mukotani Rugyendo As the author, with fifty other African public officials and professionals, lands at New York’s JFK International Airport to begin a five-week visit of America, he is nagged by the reality that his country is struggling to come to terms with itself, having just overthrown an eight-year military dictatorship that earned it the epithet ‘the killing field of Africa’ in international media. He is overwhelmed by the enormity of having to turn this image around and walk with his head high. Yet, with his sharp journalist’s eye, sensitivity of a creative writer and innate love for adventure, he succumbs to the alluring temptation to take a plunge and grasp the essence of the American experience. Rugyendo meets some of America’s iconic writers and theatre directors who recall their visits to Africa with contagious nostalgia; engages in controversial debates with academics and journalists who defend America fiercely as the epitome of freedom and liberty; and makes scary, fleeting visits to poor city neighborhoods where black youths with withdrawn, groggy or agitated faces tell a different story that hovers ominously. Amidst hair-raising tension and fear, Rugyendo witnesses his newfound actor-friend and a cab driver indulge in a drug-taking orgy; a smart and amiable airport limousine chauffer shocks him with a discrete question, ‘Do you have “the weed”?’; and street girls caress him into a love-like stupor and pick his pockets clean. As the plane returns him to Africa, Rugyendo is jolted out of his hazy and illusory ‘American dream,’ and gears himself to confront the rough-and-tumble of the unique challenges back home.

Is It 'Cause It's Cool?

Is It 'Cause It's Cool?
Affective Encounters with American Culture

by Astrid M. Fellner,Susanne Hamscha,Klaus Heissenberger,Jennifer J* Moos

  • Publisher : LIT Verlag Münster
  • Release : 2014
  • Pages : 365
  • ISBN : 3643505531
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Even a global political watershed, such as the end of the Cold War, seems to have left a fundamental characteristic of cultural relations between the US and the rest of the world unchanged: American popular culture still stirs up emotion. American popular culture's products, artifacts, and practices entangle their consumers in affective encounters characterized by feelings of fascination, excitement, or even wholesale rejection. What is it that continues to make 'American' popular culture 'cool?' Which role does 'cool' play in the consumers' affective encounters with 'America?' This volume of essays offers new insights on the post-Cold War dissemination of American popular culture, exploring the manifold ways in which 'cool' has emerged as an elusive, yet determining, factor of an American culture gone global. (Series: American Studies in Austria - Vol. 13)

Traveling between Worlds

Traveling between Worlds
German-American Encounters

by Thomas Adam,Ruth Gross

  • Publisher : Texas A&M University Press
  • Release : 2006-05-12
  • Pages : 204
  • ISBN : 9781585444786
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In Traveling between Worlds, six authors explore the connectedness between Germans and Americans in the nineteenth century and their mutual impact on transatlantic history. Despite the ocean between them, these two groups of people were linked not only by the emigration from one to the other but also by ongoing interactions, especially among their intellectuals. Christof Mauch’s introduction examines the history of the German-American exchange and of cultural exchanges in general. Focusing on various aspects of the German-American relationship, Eberhard Bruning, John T. Walker, Thomas Adam, Gabriele Lingelbach, Andrew P. Yox, and Christiane Harzig examine the cultural and communicative exchanges that occurred both between the two countries and within them. Topics such as travel, cultural interpretation, ideological and intellectual transfer, the immigrant experience, and German-American poetry are all considered. Traveling between Worlds demonstrates that exchange was facilitated and maintained by ordinary individuals such as teachers and scholars, immigrants and natives, and held implications that last to this day.

Transcultural Feminist Philosophy

Transcultural Feminist Philosophy
Rethinking Difference and Solidarity through Chinese – American Encounters

by Yuanfang Dai

  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Release : 2020-01-15
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN : 1498564828
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The question of difference—how to accommodate the complexity and diversity of women’s experiences—remains a central point of reference in debates among feminist thinkers. In Transcultural Feminist Philosophy: Rethinking Difference and Solidarity Through Chinese-American Encounters, Yuanfang Dai addresses influential approaches to the feminist difference critique. Acknowledging that gender oppression assumes different forms in different social and cultural locations, Dai denies that this rules out generalizing about women’s experiences. She proposes a category of women that captures and respects differences and dynamics among women and that can inform possibilities for women in the future. Through a critical examination of multicultural and postcolonial feminisms, she argues that we need both to rethink the concept of culture and to rework multiculturalism as an analytical and political idea. Developing a notion of transculturalism, she draws on Chinese feminist scholarship as she explores how a transcultural approach can address tensions between cultural differences and feminist solidarity. Transcultural thought and action offers a new way to explore the conditions of women’s collective struggles.

American Encounters

American Encounters
The Simple Pleasures of Still Life

by Stephanie Mayer Heydt

  • Publisher : Marquand Books
  • Release : 2015-01-15
  • Pages : 68
  • ISBN : 9780692291382
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"This book is part of a series published to accompany a sequence of four special installations co-organized by Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, the High Museum of Art, the Musee du Louvre, and the Terra Foundation for American Art."