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Download The Nine by Peter Levenda, Jim Hougan PDF

By Peter Levenda, Jim Hougan

The roots of twist of fate and conspiracy in American politics, crime, and tradition are tested during this first quantity of a three-part set, exposing new connections among faith, political conspiracy, and occultism. Based at the premise that there's a satanic undercurrent to American affairs, this learn examines the sinister forces at paintings all through heritage, from historic American civilizations and the mysterious mound-builder tradition to the Salem witch trials, the beginning of Mormonism in the course of a ritual of ceremonial magic by way of Joseph Smith Jr., and Operations Paperclip and Bluebird. no longer a piece of speculative background, this exposé is based on fundamental resource fabric and ancient files. interesting info are printed, together with the weird global of "wandering bishops" who seem in the course of the Kennedy assassinations; a CIA mind-control application run amok within the usa and Canada; a well-known American non secular chief who had ties to Lee Harvey Oswald within the weeks and months prime as much as the assassination of President Kennedy; and the "Manson secret."

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Download We Europeans?: Media, Representations, Identities (Intellect by William Uricchio PDF

By William Uricchio

We Europeans? explores the connection among media and id alongside the fault traces and fissures of the moving ethnicities, religions, tastes, generations, and languages that make up modern Europe. Addressing subject matters similar to movie, tv, public monuments, and the click, a world workforce of members exhibit how eu identification is formed because the continent administratively consolidates. In essays that discover cultural homogenization, longed-for identities, and the fears surrounding transnational media, this quantity uncovers the complex interactions of heritage and reminiscence as they tell the eu present. 

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Download Playing with the Past: Digital Games and the Simulation of by Matthew Wilhelm Kapell PDF

By Matthew Wilhelm Kapell

Game stories is a speedily starting to be sector of up to date scholarship, but volumes within the region have tended to target extra common matters. With Playing with the Past, video game stories is taken to the following point by means of providing a selected and designated research of 1 region of electronic online game play -- the illustration of historical past. the gathering makes a speciality of the ways that avid gamers interact with, play with, recreate, subvert, opposite and direct the history, and what impression this has at the ways that we cross approximately developing the current or imagining a destiny.

What can global conflict procedure video games train us concerning the truth of this advanced and multifaceted interval? Do the chances of fiddling with the earlier swap the way in which we comprehend background? If we include a colonialist's point of view to overcome 'primitive' tribes in Colonization, does this privilege a special manner of viewing historical past as benevolent intervention over imperialist enlargement? The fusion of those fields permits the editors to pose new questions about the ways that avid gamers have interaction with their video game worlds. Drawing those threads jointly, the gathering concludes through asking no matter if electronic video games - which symbolize background or ancient switch - adjust the way in which we, this day, comprehend historical past itself.

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Download Transmedial Narratology and Contemporary Media Culture by Jan-Noël Thon PDF

By Jan-Noël Thon

It has develop into anything of a cliché in the box of narratology to say the economic, aesthetic, and sociocultural relevance of narrative representations, however the truth continues to be that narratives are far and wide. at any time when we learn a unique or a comic book, watch a movie or an episode of our favourite tv sequence, or play the most recent online game, we're prone to have interaction with narrative media. equally, the intermedial diversifications and transmedial leisure franchises that experience develop into more and more obvious prior to now few many years are, at their center, narrative types. for the reason that an important a part of modern media tradition is outlined by means of the narratives we inform one another through quite a few media, the media reports self-discipline wishes a really transmedial narratology.

Transmedial Narratology and modern Media Culture makes a speciality of the intersubjective building of storyworlds in addition to on prototypical varieties of narratorial and subjective illustration. It offers not just a mode for the research of salient transmedial ideas of narrative illustration in modern movies, comics, and games but additionally a theoretical body in which medium-specific techniques from literary and picture narratology, from comics experiences and video game reports, and from numerous different strands of media and cultural reports should be hired to extra our figuring out of narratives throughout media.

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Download Radicalism in French Culture (Public Intellectuals and the by Niilo Kauppi PDF

By Niilo Kauppi

An invisible trend attracts jointly such a lot experiences facing French cultural radicalism within the Sixties with highbrow production decreased to person production and the position of semiotic and social components that impression highbrow innovation minimized. Sociological methods frequently see a kind of exterior hyperlink among social place and highbrow construction yet, as a result of their structural procedure, they're incapable of bearing in mind precise ancient situations, the the most important function of private impulses, and extra importantly the semiotic good judgment of principles as stipulations of cutting edge pondering. This ground-breaking booklet will extra an inner sociological research of principles and forms of idea. it's going to express that the defining yet mostly missed function of what has develop into 'French concept' was once a collective brain and elegance of suggestion, an explosive yet fragile mix of medical and political radicalism that fairly speedy watered right down to educational orthodoxy. For your time, radical intellectuals succeeded in generating rules that have been completely in song with the calls for of the shoppers, usually the younger collage viewers. principles have been used as a part of radical posture that was once set against the institution and 'those in power'. principles couldn't be too empirical or verifiable, and so they needed to surprise. it's not unbelievable slew of latest sciences and ideas have been invented to point this radical posture. The critical argument of this examine is that principles turn into 'power-ideas' provided that they reach uniting person and collective psychic funding in robust social networks with major institutional and political backing. those stipulations have been met within the French context for a definite particular time period. From approximately the mid-1960s to the start of the Nineteen Seventies, radical intellectuals equivalent to Roland Barthes, Pierre Bourdieu, Jacques Derrida, Michel Foucault, Julia Kristeva built a bunch of recent principles, techniques and theories, a couple of that have to that end been labelled as French conception.

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Download Network Aesthetics by Patrick Jagoda PDF

By Patrick Jagoda

The time period “network” is now utilized to every thing from the web to terrorist-cell structures. however the word’s ubiquity has additionally made it a cliché, an idea instantly recognizable but challenging to give an explanation for. Network Aesthetics, in exploring how pop culture mediates our adventure with interconnected existence, finds the network’s position as a fashion for individuals to build and deal with their world—and their view of themselves.

each one bankruptcy considers how renowned media and creative varieties make feel of decentralized community metaphors and infrastructures. Patrick Jagoda first examines narratives from the Nineteen Nineties and 2000s, together with the radical Underworld, the movie Syriana, and the tv sequence The Wire, all of which play with community types to advertise mirrored image on family problem and imperial decline in modern the US. Jagoda then seems at electronic media which are interactive, nonlinear, and depending on attached audiences to teach how fresh methods, comparable to these within the videogame Journey, open up house for participatory and improvisational thought.

Contributing to fields as different as literary feedback, electronic reviews, media idea, and American stories, Network Aesthetics brilliantly demonstrates that, in today’s global, networks are anything which may not just be recognized, but additionally felt, inhabited, and, crucially, transformed.

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Download Teaching the Core Skills of Listening and Speaking by Erik Palmer PDF

By Erik Palmer

With the typical middle nation criteria emphasizing listening and conversing around the curriculum, those long-neglected language arts are regaining a spot in faculties. For lecturers, this implies reexamining practices and rethinking expectancies. How a lot can we learn about educating listening and conversing because the complicated conversation abilities they're? How will we educate scholars to debate thoroughly, combine and comprehend the mountains of knowledge they obtain, and convey themselves in actual fact and effectively?

In this energetic and useful ebook, 20-year educating veteran Erik Palmer provides an process aligned to the six universal center anchor criteria for talking and listening yet curious about getting ready scholars for twenty first century communique inside of and past the study room. right here, you will get concrete assistance for educating and assessing

* Collaborative dialogue
* Listening and media literacy
* wondering and reasoning
* Speech presentation
* powerful multimedia use
* Adapting speech to assorted content material and tasks

With due recognize to studying and writing, we do so much of our speaking within the lecture room and in lifestyles via listening and talking. jam-packed with examples and particular actions special to number of topics and grade degrees, this booklet is a vital source for all lecturers attracted to aiding scholars gather middle abilities that go the content material components and help long term good fortune.

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Download Don't Make the Black Kids Angry': The Hoax of Black by Mr. Colin Flaherty PDF

By Mr. Colin Flaherty

Black everyone is relentless sufferers of relentless white violence, frequently on the finish of a badge � for No cause What So Ever.That was once the most important information tale of 2014 and it was once effortless to discover within the ny instances, CNN, MSNBC, Spike Lee, Oprah, united states this present day, and plenty of different places.That is a hoax. that's what this booklet is set. How black crime and violence is astronomically out of share, yet missed, condoned, excused, denied, or even encouraged.War on black humans, anyone?The President obtained in at the act in 2014 while he instructed the Congressional Black Caucus a couple of "justice gap." the place "too many younger males of colour believe certain via legislation enforcement. accountable of jogging whereas black. using whereas black. Judged by means of stereotypes that gas worry and resentment and hopelessness."That is the most important lie of our iteration. simply because simply the other is true.Black crime and violence opposed to whites, gays, ladies, seniors, youngsters and many others is astronomically out of proportion.It just...

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Download The Rough Guide to Conspiracy Theories 1 by James McConnachie PDF

By James McConnachie

The tough consultant to Conspiracy Theories is the definitive advisor to the world''s such a lot arguable conspiracies. From phoney crucifictions to faux moon landings, and from stolen elections to synthetic viruses, there''s regularly one other tale lurking in the back of the ''official version''. This consultant questions even if Princess Diana''s loss of life was once an coincidence? What particularly occurred on 11th of September? Why did area trip Columbia fall apart on access? a few theories are sobering, a few troubling , others easily loopy, The tough consultant to Conspiracy Theories varieties the myths from the realities.

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Download Giving and Receiving Performance Feedback by Peter R. Garber PDF

By Peter R. Garber

When you dread providing functionality studies and also you comprehend the folk getting reviewed dread it an analogous means, arrange them and your self with this fast learn that makes a powerful case for the need of balanced feeback. All you’ll have to do is tag part a dozen pages with post-it notes and cross this ebook round in your direct reviews sooner than the subsequent around of studies.

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