American Encounters

American Encounters
Author: Angela L. Miller,Janet Catherine Berlo,Bryan Jay Wolf,Jennifer L. Roberts,Margaretta M. Lovell
Release: 2008
Editor: Prentice Hall Press
Pages: 686
ISBN: UOM:39076002707243
Language: en
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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
Author: Angela L. Miller,Janet C. Berlo,Bryan J. Wolf
Release: 2008
Editor: Prentice Hall
Pages: 686
ISBN: 0130300047
Language: en
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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
Author: Angela L. Miller,Janet Catherine Berlo,Bryan Jay Wolf,Jennifer L. Roberts
Release: 2018
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 686
ISBN: 1941823130
Language: en
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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
Author: Peter C. Mancall,James Hart Merrell
Release: 2007
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 780
ISBN: STANFORD:36105123224730
Language: en
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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.

Pandita Ramabai s American Encounter

Pandita Ramabai s American Encounter
Author: Ramabai Sarasvati,Pandita Ramabai
Release: 2003
Editor: Indiana University Press
Pages: 284
ISBN: 9780253215710
Language: en
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"... [A] rare and remarkable insight into an Indian woman's take on American culture in the 19th century, refracted through her own experiences with British colonialism, Indian nationalism, and Christian culture on no less than three continents.... a fabulous resource for undergraduate teaching." —Antoinette Burton In the 1880s, Pandita Ramabai traveled from India to England and then to the U.S., where she spent three years immersed in the milieu of progressive social reform movements of the day. Born into a Brahmin family and widowed while still young, she converted to Christianity while in England. In India, she was an activist for the education of women and the improvement of the status of widows. Abroad, she was iconized as a champion of the "oppressed Hindu woman." The Peoples of the United States is Ramabai's comprehensive description of American life, ranging from government to economy, education to domestic activity. As an account of a Western society by an Indian woman and a feminist, it reverses the established equation of male, Orientalist travel narratives. First published in Marathi in 1889, it is offered here in an elegant and engaging English translation by Meera Kosambi, who also provides a critical introduction and extensive annotations.

American Encounters

American Encounters
Author: University Peter C Mancall,Peter C. Mancall,James Hart Merrell
Release: 2000
Editor: Psychology Press
Pages: 594
ISBN: 0415923751
Language: en
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A collection of articles that describe the relationships and encounters between Native Americans and Europeans throughout American history.

The German American Encounter

The German American Encounter
Author: Frank Trommler,Elliott Shore
Release: 2001
Editor: Berghahn Books
Pages: 344
ISBN: 1571812903
Language: en
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While Germans, the largest immigration group in the United States, contributed to the shaping of American society and left their mark on many areas from religion and education to food, farming, political and intellectual life, Americans have been instrumental in shaping German democracy after World War II. Both sides can claim to be part of each other's history, and yet the question arises whether this claim indicates more than a historical interlude in the forming of the Atlantic civilization. In this volume some of the leading historians, social scientists and literary scholars from both sides of the Atlantic have come together to investigate, for the first time in a broad interdisciplinary collaboration, the nexus of these interactions in view of current and future challenges to German-American relations.

American Encounters

American Encounters
Author: Jose Limon
Release: 1999-11-10
Editor: Beacon Press
Pages: 264
ISBN: 0807002372
Language: en
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The idea of crossing the border between the United States and what award-winning anthropologist José Limón calls "Greater Mexico" has always conjured images of racial hostility and exclusion. Through literature, film, song, and dance, American Encounters explores an alternative history of attraction and desire between the U.S. and Greater Mexico, offering a vision of hope for the future.

Close Encounters of Empire

Close Encounters of Empire
Author: Emily S. Rosenberg,Gilbert Michael Joseph,Catherine LeGrand,Ricardo Donato Salvatore
Release: 1998
Editor: Duke University Press
Pages: 575
ISBN: 0822320991
Language: en
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Essays that suggest new ways of understanding the role that US actors and agencies have played in Latin America." - publisher.

American Encounters

American Encounters
Author: Jose Eduardo Limon,José Eduardo Limón
Release: 1998
Editor: Beacon Press (MA)
Pages: 274
ISBN: UTEXAS:059173001373653
Language: en
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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.

Uneven Encounters

Uneven Encounters
Author: Micol Seigel
Release: 2010-07-01
Editor: Duke University Press
Pages: 408
ISBN: 9780822392170
Language: en
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In Uneven Encounters, Micol Seigel chronicles the exchange of popular culture between Brazil and the United States in the years between the World Wars, and demonstrates how that exchange affected ideas of race and nation in both countries. From Americans interpreting advertisements for Brazilian coffee or dancing the Brazilian maxixe, to Rio musicians embracing the “foreign” qualities of jazz, Seigel traces a lively, cultural back and forth. Along the way, she shows how race and nation for both elites and non-elites are constructed together, and driven by global cultural and intellectual currents as well as local, regional, and national ones. Seigel explores the circulation of images of Brazilian coffee and of maxixe in the United States during the period just after the imperial expansions of the early twentieth century. Exoticist interpretations structured North Americans’ paradoxical sense of themselves as productive “consumer citizens.” Some people, however, could not simply assume the privileges of citizenship. In their struggles against racism, Afro-descended citizens living in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, New York, and Chicago encountered images and notions of each other, and found them useful. Seigel introduces readers to cosmopolitan Afro-Brazilians and African Americans who rarely traveled far from home but who nonetheless absorbed ideas from abroad. She suggests that studies comparing U.S. and Brazilian racial identities as two distinct constructions are misconceived. Racial formation transcends national borders; attempts to understand it must do the same.

Epic Encounters

Epic Encounters
Author: Melani McAlister
Release: 2005-07-05
Editor: Univ of California Press
Pages: 426
ISBN: 9780520932012
Language: en
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Epic Encounters examines how popular culture has shaped the ways Americans define their "interests" in the Middle East. In this innovative book—now brought up-to-date to include 9/11 and the Iraq war—Melani McAlister argues that U.S. foreign policy, while grounded in material and military realities, is also developed in a cultural context. American understandings of the region are framed by narratives that draw on religious belief, news media accounts, and popular culture. This remarkable and pathbreaking book skillfully weaves lively and accessible readings of film, media, and music with a rigorous analysis of U.S. foreign policy, race politics, and religious history. The new chapter, titled "9/11 and After: Snapshots on the Road to Empire," considers and brilliantly analyzes five images that have become iconic: (1) New York City firemen raising the American flag out of the rubble of the World Trade Center, (2) the televised image of Osama bin-Laden, (3) Afghani women in burqas, (4) the statue of Saddam Hussein being toppled in Baghdad, and (5) the hooded and wired prisoner in Abu Ghraib. McAlister's singular achievement is to illuminate the contexts of these five images both at the time they were taken and as they relate to current events, an accomplishment all the more remarkable since—to paraphrase her new preface—we are today struggling to look backward at something that is still rushing ahead.

Anglo American Encounters

Anglo American Encounters
Author: Benjamin Lease
Release: 1981
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Pages: 299
ISBN: 9780521236669
Language: en
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Old Pig and Granddaughter have lived together for a long time, but one day Old Pig doesn't get up for breakfast as usual. After putting her affairs in order, she takes Granddaughter on a long, last walk, to say goodbye to each other in the best way they know.

American Studies Encounters the Middle East

American Studies Encounters the Middle East
Author: Alex Lubin,Marwan M. Kraidy
Release: 2016-08-24
Editor: UNC Press Books
Pages: 338
ISBN: 9781469628851
Language: en
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In the field of American studies, attention is shifting to the long history of U.S. engagement with the Middle East, especially in the aftermath of war in Iraq and in the context of recent Arab uprisings in protest against economic inequality, social discrimination, and political repression. Here, Alex Lubin and Marwan M. Kraidy curate a new collection of essays that focuses on the cultural politics of America's entanglement with the Middle East and North Africa, making a crucial intervention in the growing subfield of transnational American studies. Featuring a diverse list of contributors from the United States, the Arab world, and beyond, American Studies Encounters the Middle East analyzes Arab-American relations by looking at the War on Terror, pop culture, and the influence of the American hegemony in a time of revolution. Contributors include Christina Moreno Almeida, Ashley Dawson, Brian T. Edwards, Waleed Hazbun, Craig Jones, Osamah Khalil, Mounira Soliman, Helga Tawil-Souri, Judith E. Tucker, Adam John Waterman, and Rayya El Zein.

Americans in China

Americans in China
Author: Terry Lautz
Release: 2022
Editor: Oxford University Press
Pages: 344
ISBN: 9780197512838
Language: en
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Walter Judd : Cold War crusader -- Clarence Adams & Morris Wills : searching for utopia -- Joan Hinton & Sid Engst : true believers -- Chen-ning Yang : science and patriotism -- J. Stapleton Roy : art of diplomacy -- Jerome & Joan Cohen : charting new frontiers -- Elizabeth Perry : legacy of protest -- Shirley Young : joint ventures -- John Kamm : negotiating human rights -- Melinda Liu : reporting the China story.

Transatlantic Encounters in History of Education

Transatlantic Encounters in History of Education
Author: Fanny Isensee,Andreas Oberdorf,Daniel Töpper
Release: 2020-07-26
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 310
ISBN: 9781000090888
Language: en
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In the last twenty years, transnational perspectives have gained momentum in the field of historical-educational research. Scholars have made substantial efforts to rethink nation-based historiographies by reconstructing and reinterpreting the cross-border encounters and intertwined processes that have turned the history of education into a transnational enterprise. A closer look at specific transnational spaces furthers a better understanding of these processes. Against this backdrop, the book offers case studies focusing on transatlantic encounters with special regard to the manifold entanglements between Germany and the United States of America that represent one of the most complex, dynamic, and vivid educational spaces between the eighteenth and twentieth century. Drawing on excellent source material, each contribution examines interaction processes as the genuine transformative moment within any cross-border transfer, and investigates exchanges of concepts, institutions, and materials. Under this premise, the book draws attention to shifting trajectories in the German-American history of education that can be identified by focusing on long-lasting transnational entanglements. By offering a wide range of research approaches, the publication furthermore contributes innovative methodological thoughts to transnational histories of education that go beyond the German-American context and will interest students, emerging researchers, and experts of history of education.

Ancient Encounters

Ancient Encounters
Author: James C. Chatters
Release: 2002-08-13
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780684859378
Language: en
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Examines evidence about early visitors to North America predating the Native Americans, and describes the 1996 discovery of a skeleton near Kennewick, Washington, whose physical characteristics where unlike those of American Indians.

Academic Encounters Level 2 Student s Book Reading and Writing

Academic Encounters Level 2 Student s Book Reading and Writing
Author: Jessica Williams
Release: 2013-06-17
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Pages: 232
ISBN: 9781107647916
Language: en
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The Academic Encounters Second edition series uses a sustained content approach to teach skills necessary for taking academic courses in English. There are two books for each content area. Academic Encounters Level 2 Student's Book Reading and Writing: American Studies engages students through academic readings, photos, and charts on stimulating topics from U.S. History and Culture. Topics include the foundations of government, equal rights, and the American Dream. Students develop important skills such as skimming, reading for the main idea, reading for speed, understanding vocabulary in context, summarizing, and note-taking. By completing writing assignments, students build academic writing skills and incorporate what they have learned. The topics correspond with those in Academic Encounters Level 2 Listening and Speaking: American Studies. The books may be used independently or together.

Mirror in the Shrine

Mirror in the Shrine
Author: Robert A. Rosenstone
Release: 1988
Editor: Harvard University Press
Pages: 315
ISBN: 0674576411
Language: en
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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 Encounters

American Encounters
Author: Angela L. Miller,Janet Catherine Berlo,Bryan Jay Wolf,Jennifer L. Roberts,Margaretta M. Lovell
Release: 2008
Editor: Prentice Hall Press
Pages: 686
ISBN: UCSD:31822034253955
Language: en
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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.