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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 :
  • 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
Greater Mexico, the United States, and the Erotics of Culture

by José Eduardo Limón

  • Publisher : Beacon Press
  • Release : 1999
  • Pages : 251
  • ISBN : 9780807002377
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Discusses U.S. and Mexican cultural relations

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 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.

Academic Listening Encounters: American Studies Teacher's Manual

Academic Listening Encounters: American Studies Teacher's Manual
Listening, Note Taking, and Discussion

by Kim Sanabria,Carlos Sanabria

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2007-12-17
  • Pages : 148
  • ISBN : 9780521684347
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Develops students' listening, note-taking, and discussion skills using authentic interviews and lectures and a variety of pre- and post-listening activities.

American Encounters

American Encounters
Anglo-American Portraiture in an Era of Revolution

by Kevin M. Murphy

  • Publisher : Marquand Books Incorporated
  • Release : 2014
  • Pages : 80
  • ISBN : 9780615912622
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"American Encounters: Anglo-American Portraiture in an Era of Revolution is published in conjunction with the exhibition New Frontier. Portraits anglo-amaericains aa l'heure de la Raevolution at the Musaee du Louvre from January 31 to April 28, 2014, and American Encounters: Anglo-American Portraiture in an Era of Revolution at Crystal Bridges Museum of Art from May 17 to August 4, 2014, and the High Museum of Art from September 28, 2014, to January 18, 2015."

Bulls in the China Shop and Other Sino-American Business Encounters

Bulls in the China Shop and Other Sino-American Business Encounters
And Other Sino-American Business Encounters

by Randall E. Stross

  • Publisher : University of Hawaii Press
  • Release : 1992-12-01
  • Pages : 354
  • ISBN : 9780824815097
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"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

French Encounters with the American Counterculture, 1960-1980

French Encounters with the American Counterculture, 1960-1980

by Caroline Maniaque Benton

  • Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • Release : 2011
  • Pages : 186
  • ISBN : 9781409423867
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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It is normally asserted that French architects looked to North America for technical lessons in the development of modern architecture in the 1960s but that the French cultural environment was generally hostile to American ideas. This book includes interv

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."

American Turkish Encounters

American Turkish Encounters
Politics and Culture, 1830-1989

by Bilge Nur Criss,Selcuk Esenbel,Tony Greenwood

  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release : 2011-07-12
  • Pages : 410
  • ISBN : 144383260X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Turkey and the United States have been critically important to each other since the beginning of the Cold War. The history of Turkish-American relations includes not only strategic, but also political, social, cultural and intellectual dimensions. While critical to understanding Turkish-American relations, these dimensions rarely surface in today’s discourse, which reduces bilateral relations to issues currently being contested. In reality, the encounter between East and West embodied in Turkish-American interactions ranges from the official and diplomatic, to unofficial and informal exchanges at the social and individual level; while often compatible and friendly, such interactions occasionally have been less so. Authors from both countries developed a variety of perspectives on their interactions through original research that will enable both specialists and general readers to appreciate its many facets. Most scholarly works on the two nations have been limited to the analysis of US-Turkish relations in the context of Cold War politics. The editors intend that this volume will begin to fill a serious gap and encourage others to study American-Turkish relations from as many aspects as possible. This book shows that when seen in a historical framework, the American Turkish encounter took place beyond the level of formal political and military ties during the Cold War period and has enduringly interacted at the level of educational, social, and cultural realms.

Intertextual Encounters in American Fiction, Film, and Popular Culture

Intertextual Encounters in American Fiction, Film, and Popular Culture

by Michael Dunne

  • Publisher : Popular Press
  • Release : 2001
  • Pages : 221
  • ISBN : 9780879728489
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Intertextual encounters occur whenever an author or the author s text recognizes, references, alludes to, imitates, parodies, or otherwise elicits an audience member s familiarity with other texts. F. Scott Fitzgerald and Nathanael West use the fiction of Horatio Alger, Jr., as an intertext in their novels, The Great Gatsby and A Cool Million. Callie Khouri and Ridley Scott use the buddy-road-picture genre as an intertext for their Thelma and Louise. In all these cases, intertextual encounters take place between artists, between texts, between texts and audiences, between artists and audiences. Michael Dunne investigates works from the 1830s to the 1990s and from the canonical American novel to Bugs Bunny and Jerry Seinfeld."

Academic Encounters: American Studies Student's Book

Academic Encounters: American Studies Student's Book
Reading, Study Skills, and Writing

by Jessica Williams

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2007-06-25
  • Pages : 242
  • ISBN : 9780521673693
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Prepares students for listening, note-taking, classroom discussion, reading and writing on topics in American history and culture. Aimed at a secondary school audience.

Anglo-American encounters

Anglo-American encounters

by N.A

  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1981
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN :
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Encounters with American Ethnic Cultures

Encounters with American Ethnic Cultures

by Philip L. Kilbride,Jane C. Goodale,Elizabeth R. Ameisen

  • Publisher : University of Alabama Press
  • Release : 1990-10-30
  • Pages : 367
  • ISBN : 0817304711
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Includes material on African-Americans, Welsh-Americans, Irish-Americans, Ukrainian-Americans, Jewish-Americans, Greek-Americans, Puerto Rican-Americans, and Cambodian-Americans.

Encounters With American Culture

Encounters With American Culture
(1963-1972)

by Peter S. Prescott

  • Publisher : Transaction Publishers
  • Release : 2005-10-01
  • Pages : 331
  • ISBN : 9781412822534
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This collection of essays discusses some of the important books, authors, and literary trends of a volatile era in American and world literature whose cultural repercussions are still being felt. Peter S. Prescott was one of the most penetrating, knowledgeable, and sensitive critics to write for a general audience in the tradition of Edmund Wilson. Readers will discover not only Prescott's acute and subtle comments on the enduring and/or representative books of the time, but also his humor and style, his way with an anecdote or aphorism, his talent for parody, and his ability to laugh at himself, as well as at the authors he sometimes skewers. Prescott's writing has an immediacy and vivacity that suggests what it was like to read new books during his time. Here is one critic's view--ironic and complex--of good books by famous writers like Norman Mailer, Jorge Luis Borges, Joyce Carol Oates, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, and Vladimir Nabokov, as well as of good books by little-known writers and others who would later achieve reknown. Here, too, is some astringent criticism of distinguished and popular authors who have fallen into self-indulgence. Prescott writes about the New Journalism in its early days and about fragmentary autobiography as a literary form--genres whose importance he was among the first to recognize. His essays also touch on theater, film, food, and politics. The criticism in this volume are examples of the literary essay in its truest sense--an attempt to explore, in however brief space allowed, what the author sees around him, and connections between books and other aspects of the way people live. Always personal and urbane, these essays are often hilarious, generally moving, and exemplify the essay as an art form. Peter S. Prescott was book review editor for Newsweek. His books include A Darkening Green: Notes from the Silent Generation, and The Child Savers: Juvenile Justice Observed. Anne L. Prescott is Helen Goodhart Altschul Professor of English at Barnard College.

Austria and America: 20th-Century Cross-Cultural Encounters

Austria and America: 20th-Century Cross-Cultural Encounters

by Joshua Parker,Ralph J. Poole

  • Publisher : LIT Verlag Münster
  • Release : 2017
  • Pages : 178
  • ISBN : 3643908121
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Through literature, film, diplomatic relations, and academic exchanges, this volume examines key historical points in Austrian-American relations of the past century, pondering the roots of how and why "austrianness" was adapted to American culture, and how America's cultural lens focused on the two countries' exchanges. From Freud's early reception, to FDR's policy toward Austrian refugees in the Pacific, and from film adaptations to film-writing, literature and Freudianism during the McCarthy era, it reviews encounters between Austria and the United States, between Austrians and Americans, between each's images of the other, and the lives of those caught in between. (Series: American Studies in Austria, Vol. 15) [Subject: Politics, American Studies, Austrian Studies, Sociology]

Encounters in the American Mountain West

Encounters in the American Mountain West
A Sinner Amongst the Latter-Day Saints

by Ian R Mitchell

  • Publisher : Neil Wilson Publishing
  • Release : 2012-09-30
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1906000107
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Over the past 14 years Boardman-Tasker award-winner Ian R Mitchell has been a frequent visitor to the wilds of Utah and the surrounding US Mountain States. His motive has been not only to learn about the area he calls almost a 'black hole for Americans and foreigners alike' but also to get to know the people who live there and the wilderness many of them know little about. This book comprises 10 essays covering his visits to the grounds of the ancient Anazasi civilization, to mountains such as Timpanagos and Tukhunikivats, to the mining country of Carbon County and to the various sites associated with the Mormon pioneers who settled Utah 150 years ago revealing that the land of the Latter-Day Saints has much to reward those who are curious enough to venture there. Ian ventures along a series of trails through the remoter and almost wholly ignored parts of the 'American Mountain West'. His travels are based on either cultural or geographic themes allowing him to gain both insight and knowledge of the region, and to experience the wilderness areas of some of America's most beautiful landscapes. Along the way he befriends many Mormons, a people readers will want to know more about given the candidacy of the first LDS Presidential nominee, Mitt Romney, in November's US elections. After opening with The Road to Zion, Ian ventures out first with an essay that conjoins Scotland and Utah through a chance meeting with a Utah mountaineer then deals with his experiences along the Cactus Ed Trail, which looks at Edward Abbey, author of Desert Solitaire. The essays that follow this are: On The Mormon Trail, The Brigadoon Trail, On The Trail of The Ancient Ones, On The Cowboy Trail, On The Indian Trail, The Hanksville Trail, On the Trail of the Mountain Men, and finally On the Miners' Trail. The book has a an introduction by acclaimed mountain and travel writer Jim Perrin.

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

by Dominic Charles Okero

  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release :
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 1483474062
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Encounters with American Culture

Encounters with American Culture

by Peter Prescott

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2017-09-08
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1351311905
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.