Summary Book Review Encyclopedia of Contemporary LGBTQ Literature of the United States [2 volumes] by Emmanuel S. Nelson:
Download or read book Encyclopedia of Contemporary LGBTQ Literature of the United States [2 volumes] written by Emmanuel S. Nelson and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2009-07-14 with total page 762 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this two-volume work, hundreds of alphabetically arranged entries survey contemporary lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, and queer American literature and its social contexts. • Hundreds of alphabetically arranged entries discuss authors, literary works, movements, genres, and social issues • An alphabetical list of entries offers a quick survey of the encyclopedia's contents • A guide to related topics quickly and conveniently directs readers to entries likely to interest them • Bibliographies for specific entries help students find sources of additional information on specialized topics • A selected, general bibliography directs students to the most helpful print and electronic resources on contemporary LGBTQ American literature
Summary Book Review Dictionary of Midwestern Literature, Volume 2 by Philip A. Greasley:
Download or read book Dictionary of Midwestern Literature, Volume 2 written by Philip A. Greasley and published by Indiana University Press. This book was released on 2016-08-08 with total page 1064 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Midwest has produced a robust literary heritage. Its authors have won half of the nation’s Nobel Prizes for Literature plus a significant number of Pulitzer Prizes. This volume explores the rich racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity of the region. It also contains entries on 35 pivotal Midwestern literary works, literary genres, literary, cultural, historical, and social movements, state and city literatures, literary journals and magazines, as well as entries on science fiction, film, comic strips, graphic novels, and environmental writing. Prepared by a team of scholars, this second volume of the Dictionary of Midwestern Literature is a comprehensive resource that demonstrates the Midwest’s continuing cultural vitality and the stature and distinctiveness of its literature.
Summary Book Review Information Resources in the Humanities and the Arts, 6th Edition by Anna H. Perrault Ph.D.:
Download or read book Information Resources in the Humanities and the Arts, 6th Edition written by Anna H. Perrault Ph.D. and published by Libraries Unlimited. This book was released on 2012-12-10 with total page 461 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This familiar guide to information resources in the humanities and the arts, organized by subjects and emphasizing electronic resources, enables librarians, teachers, and students to quickly find the best resources for their diverse needs.
Summary Book Review Rainbow Family Collections: Selecting and Using Children's Books with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Content by Jamie Campbell Naidoo:
Download or read book Rainbow Family Collections: Selecting and Using Children's Books with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Content written by Jamie Campbell Naidoo and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2012-04-13 with total page 260 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: As one of the only highly praised resources on this important topic, this thoughtfully compiled book examines and suggests picture books and chapter books presenting LGBTQ content to children under the age of 12. • A foreword by K.T. Horning of the Cooperative Children's Book Center • An extensive bibliography of picture books, easy chapter books, nonfiction books and nonprint materials with LGBTQ content for children ages 12 and under • An index of key terms for each title provides easy access to titles representing a specific aspect of LGBTQ culture
Summary Book Review Gender Theory in Troubled Times by Kathleen Lennon:
Download or read book Gender Theory in Troubled Times written by Kathleen Lennon and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2020-01-17 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Theorizing gender is more urgent and highly political than ever before. These are times, in many countries, of increased visibility of women in public life and high-profile campaigns against sexual violence and harassment. Challenges to fixed, traditional gender norms have paved the way for the recognition of gay marriage and gender recognition acts allowing people to change the gender assigned to them at birth. Yet these are also times of religious and political backlash by the alt right, the demonization of the very term ‘gender’ and a renewed embrace of the ‘naturalness’ of gendered difference as ordained by God or Science. A follow-up to the authors’ 2002 text, Theorizing Gender, this timely and necessary intervention revisits gender theory for contemporary times. Refusing a singular ‘truth about gender’, the authors explore the multiple strands which go into making our gendered identities, in the context of materialist and intersectional perspectives interwoven with phenomenological and performative ones. The resulting critical overview will be a welcome and invaluable guide for students and scholars of gender across the social sciences and humanities.
Summary Book Review Science Fiction Literature through History: An Encyclopedia [2 volumes] by Gary Westfahl:
Download or read book Science Fiction Literature through History: An Encyclopedia [2 volumes] written by Gary Westfahl and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2021-07-31 with total page 766 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book provides high school and undergraduate students, and other interested readers, with a comprehensive survey of science fiction history and numerous essays addressing major science fiction topics, authors, works, and subgenres written by a distinguished scholar. This encyclopedia deals with written science fiction in all of its forms, not only novels and short stories but also mediums often ignored in other reference books, such as plays, poems, comic books, and graphic novels. Some science fiction films, television programs, and video games are also mentioned, particularly when they are relevant to written texts. Its focus is on science fiction in the English language, though due attention is given to international authors whose works have been frequently translated into English. Since science fiction became a recognized genre and greatly expanded in the 20th century, works published in the 20th and 21st centuries are most frequently discussed, though important earlier works are not neglected. The texts are designed to be helpful to numerous readers, ranging from students first encountering science fiction to experienced scholars in the field. Provides readers with information about written science fiction in all its forms—novels, stories, plays, poems, comic books, and graphic novels Includes original interviews with major writers like Ted Chiang, Samuel R. Delany, Kim Stanley Robinson, and Connie Willis that are not available elsewhere Features numerous sidebars with additional data about various subjects and key passages from several classic works Includes hundreds of bibliographies of sources that provide additional information on various specific topics and the genre of science fiction as a whole
Summary Book Review Women's Rights in the United States: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Issues, Events, and People [4 volumes] by Tiffany K. Wayne:
Download or read book Women's Rights in the United States: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Issues, Events, and People [4 volumes] written by Tiffany K. Wayne and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2014-12-09 with total page 1361 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A comprehensive encyclopedia tracing the history of the women's rights movement in the United States from the American Revolution to the present day. • Offers informed, critical insights and perspectives from editor Tiffany K. Wayne; advising editor Lois Banner, noted author, professor, historian, and feminist; and expert contributors • Comprises more than 800 entries in four volumes on the people, organizations, events, legislation, and primary documents impacting gender relations in the United States • Supplies valuable content for librarians' events and programming for Women's History Month each March • Provides listings of U.S. court cases regarding women's rights chronologically organized by major time periods • Aligns with high school and college curricula in offering the experiences of American women • Includes coverage of current and ongoing issues related to women's civil and political equality in the 21st century
Summary Book Review Polling America: An Encyclopedia of Public Opinion, 2nd Edition [2 volumes] by Richard L. Clark:
Download or read book Polling America: An Encyclopedia of Public Opinion, 2nd Edition [2 volumes] written by Richard L. Clark and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2020-08-31 with total page 857 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This work provides an authoritative overview of the composition of public opinion in America, the methodologies by which public opinion is measured, and the importance of polling to U.S. politics, policy, and culture. This revised edition is a comprehensive resource for understanding all aspects of public opinion polling in the United States, including major and emerging theories and concepts; historical and current methodologies; political, journalistic, and corporate uses; landmark events and developments in the history of polling; and influential people and organizations. The encyclopedia also illuminates how public opinion polling has become important in shaping the trajectory of American society and the views that Americans have about themselves and their fellow citizens. Specific big-picture topics explored include how data mining of internet and social media usage trends has shaped modern political and business advertising campaigns; the impact of politically partisan media outlets on public opinion; and attitudes of various sectors of the American electorate about diverse topics including gun control, abortion, immigration, marijuana legalization, and the nation's two main political parties. Contains 200 new or revised entries on various aspects and impacts of public opinion polling Shows American polling trends over the years on major political issues through informative tables, graphs, and charts Makes it easy for the reader to explore connections between terms with cross-referenced entries Features contributions from the foremost experts in the fields of polling and public opinion Includes an appendix of major polling centers, organizations, and archives
Summary Book Review 100 Entertainers Who Changed America: An Encyclopedia of Pop Culture Luminaries [2 volumes] by Robert C. Sickels:
Download or read book 100 Entertainers Who Changed America: An Encyclopedia of Pop Culture Luminaries [2 volumes] written by Robert C. Sickels and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2013-08-08 with total page 738 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This fascinating and thought-provoking read challenges readers to consider entertainers and entertainment in new ways, and highlights figures from outside the worlds of film, television, and music as influential "pop stars."
Summary Book Review Encyclopedia of Populism in America: A Historical Encyclopedia [2 volumes] by Alexandra Kindell:
Download or read book Encyclopedia of Populism in America: A Historical Encyclopedia [2 volumes] written by Alexandra Kindell and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2014-02-27 with total page 901 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This comprehensive two-volume encyclopedia documents how Populism, which grew out of post-Civil War agrarian discontent, was the apex of populist impulses in American culture from colonial times to the present. • Provides an introductory essay that announces key events, themes, people, and ideas, appropriate for students, researchers, and general readers • Includes more than 200 entries and dozens of images and maps, making this two-volume work a comprehensive resource for high school and undergraduate researchers • Explains how the 19th-century agrarian movement diverged into different Populist movements in the United States and explores the various meanings, icons, and forms of the Populist undercurrent in modern-day American culture
Summary Book Review Encyclopedia of the Sixties: A Decade of Culture and Counterculture [2 volumes] by Abbe A. Debolt:
Download or read book Encyclopedia of the Sixties: A Decade of Culture and Counterculture [2 volumes] written by Abbe A. Debolt and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2011-12-12 with total page 871 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Comedian Robin Williams said that if you remember the '60s, you weren't there. This encyclopedia documents the people, places, movements, and culture of that memorable decade for those who lived it and those who came after. • Nearly 500 A–Z entries on the political, religious, artistic, and popular topics of the decade • A chronology of significant political and social events • 50 photographs and illustrations • Dozens of expert contributors from a variety of fields and academic disciplines • An extensive annotated bibliography
Summary Book Review Reader's Guide to Lesbian and Gay Studies by Timothy Murphy:
Download or read book Reader's Guide to Lesbian and Gay Studies written by Timothy Murphy and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-10-18 with total page 748 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Reader's Guide to Lesbian and Gay Studies surveys the field in some 470 entries on individuals (Adrienne Rich); arts and cultural studies (Dance); ethics, religion, and philosophical issues (Monastic Traditions); historical figures, periods, and ideas (Germany between the World Wars); language, literature, and communication (British Drama); law and politics (Child Custody); medicine and biological sciences (Health and Illness); and psychology, social sciences, and education (Kinsey Report).
Summary Book Review Lesbian and Gay Voices by Frances Ann Day:
Download or read book Lesbian and Gay Voices written by Frances Ann Day and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 2000 with total page 268 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Organizes a list of books by and about gays and lesbians into such categories as picture books, fiction, short stories, nonfiction, biography, and books useful for librarians, educators, and parents.
Summary Book Review Contemporary Pioneers in Teaching and Learning Volume 2 by Héfer Bembenutty:
Download or read book Contemporary Pioneers in Teaching and Learning Volume 2 written by Héfer Bembenutty and published by IAP. This book was released on 2022-02-01 with total page 343 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume traces the socialization process, professional development, career paths, and theory and research of contemporary pioneers in education and psychology. This volume contains interviews with leading scholars who are at the vanguard of teaching and learning. They shared how their childhood development influenced their theoretical paths and research endeavors and revealed their thoughts, beliefs, and experiences that made them who they are today. These scholars responded to questions pertaining to their childhood, initial interest in education and psychology, role models, research interests and major findings, future directions of their research, educational implications derived from their research, and perception of their legacy. They are real people who have had experiences like anybody else, but found homes and teachers who supported them. While in college, they found educators who mentored them. Readers will find that this volume offers them an opportunity to learn the background of contemporary pioneers in education and psychology, provides valuable sources where they can learn about how major theories developed and where they are moving, and reveals the personal anecdotes that influenced the conceptualization of contemporary theories and research. Educators and students will find that this book provides hope and a rejuvenated enthusiasm about the status of education and psychology and that they too can be leaders in their own ways.