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Imagination and Meaning in Calvin and Hobbes

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ISBN : 0786490314
Pages : 220 pages
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Download Free Imagination and Meaning in Calvin and Hobbes PDF by Jamey Heit Full Book and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2014-01-10 with total page 220 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From 1985 to 1995, the syndicated comic strip Calvin and Hobbes followed the antics of a precocious six-year-old boy and his sardonic stuffed tiger. At the height of its popularity, the strip ran in more than 2,400 newspapers and generated a fan base that continues to run in the millions. This critical analysis of Calvin and Hobbes explores Calvin’s world and its deep reservoir of meanings. Close readings of individual strips highlight the profundity of Calvin’s world with respect to a number of life’s big questions, including the things that one values, friendship, God, death, and other struggles in life. By engaging with Calvin and Hobbes as more than “just” a comic strip, this work demonstrates how the imagination remains an invaluable resource for making sense of the world. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.


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Clouds

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ISBN : 1780237707
Pages : 240 pages
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Download Free Clouds PDF by Richard Hamblyn Full Book and published by Reaktion Books. This book was released on 2017-05-15 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Clouds have been objects of delight and fascination throughout human history, their fleeting magnificence and endless variety having inspired scientists and daydreamers alike. Described by Aristophanes as “the patron goddesses of idle men,” clouds and the ever-changing patterns they create have long symbolized the restlessness and unpredictability of nature, and yet they are also the source of life-giving rains. In this book, Richard Hamblyn examines clouds in their cultural, historic, and scientific contexts, exploring their prevalence in our skies as well as in our literature, art, and music. As Hamblyn shows, clouds function not only as a crucial means of circulating water around the globe but also as a finely tuned thermostat regulating the planet’s temperature. He discusses the many different kinds of clouds, from high, scattered cirrus clouds to the plump thought-bubbles of cumulus clouds, even exploring man-made clouds and clouds on other planets. He also shows how clouds have featured as meaningful symbols in human culture, whether as ominous portents of coming calamities or as ethereal figures giving shape to the heavens, whether in Wordsworth’s poetry or today’s tech speak. Comprehensive yet compact, cogent and beautifully illustrated, this is the ultimate guidebook to those shapeshifters of the sky.


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The Politics of The Hunger Games

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ISBN : 1476621047
Pages : 200 pages
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Download Free The Politics of The Hunger Games PDF by Jamey Heit Full Book and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2015-06-23 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Set in the future dystopia of Panem, The Hunger Games trilogy follows the rise of a provincial rebellion against the wealthy and tyrannical “Capitol.” As narrator and heroine, Katniss Everdeen comes to embody the hope of the long oppressed for a new order. During her journey some of our most urgent political questions are addressed. What does it mean to be a leader? Can the oppressed recover a political identity that affirms individual values and freedoms? Do the media necessarily corrupt political discourse? This critical study of The Hunger Games explores novels in the context of how we think about the nature of politics, the value of the individual and the importance of political action. The author draws parallels between Panem and the Roman Empire, considering Herod’s Massacre of the Innocents alongside Haymitch Abernathy’s elusive political influence as mentor of tributes. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.


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Popular Culture in Counseling, Psychotherapy, and Play-Based Interventions

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ISBN : 9780826101198
Pages : 416 pages
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Download Free Popular Culture in Counseling, Psychotherapy, and Play-Based Interventions PDF by Lawrence C. Rubin, PhD, LMHC, RPT-S Full Book and published by Springer Publishing Company. This book was released on 2008-05-12 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: With a Foreword by Danny Fingeroth, former Group Editor of Marvel's Spiderman comics line Popular culture, simply stated, is the language of a people, expressed through everything from its clothing, food choices, and religious practices to its media. The popular and predominant values, interests, and needs of a society find their way into mass consciousness through a variety of venues including literature, cinema, television, video games, sport, and music. Through the inter-related forces of mass production, global marketing and the Internet, the fruits of popular culture penetrate into stores, living rooms, and everyday experience of children, teens, and adults in the form of catchphrases, toys, iconography, celebrities, and indelible images. Psychotherapists and counselors who can tap into the powerful images, messages, and icons of popular culture have at their disposal an unlimited universe of resources for growth, change, and healing. Using real-world case examples and sound psychological theory, this book demonstrates how you can immediately start incorporating popular culture icons and images into your counseling or therapy. In this way, the authors will help elevate your ability to conduct clinical interviews with clients of all ages and all types of clinical problems.


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ISBN : 9004389105
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Download Free John Dewey and Moral Imagination PDF by Steven Fesmire Full Book and published by . This book was released on 2003 with total page 167 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: While examining the important role of imagination in making moral judgments, John Dewey and Moral Imagination focuses new attention on the relationship between American pragmatism and ethics. Steven Fesmire takes up threads of Dewey's thought that have been largely unexplored and elaborates pragmatism's distinctive contribution to understandings of moral experience, inquiry, and judgment. Building on two Deweyan notions—that moral character, belief, and reasoning are part of a social and historical context and that moral deliberation is an imaginative, dramatic rehearsal of possibilities—Fesmire shows that moral imagination can be conceived as a process of aesthetic perception and artistic creativity. Fesmire's original readings of Dewey shed new light on the imaginative process, human emotional make-up and expression, and the nature of moral judgment. This original book presents a robust and distinctly pragmatic approach to ethics, politics, moral education, and moral conduct.


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Group Work with Adolescents, Third Edition

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Publisher : Guilford Publications
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ISBN : 1462525806
Pages : 438 pages
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Download Free Group Work with Adolescents, Third Edition PDF by Andrew Malekoff Full Book and published by Guilford Publications. This book was released on 2015-11-17 with total page 438 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A trusted course text and professional resource, this comprehensive book delves into all aspects of planning and conducting strengths-based group work with adolescents. In an accessible, down-to-earth style, Andrew Malekoff spells out the principles of effective group practice. Extensive clinical illustrations show how successful group leaders engage teens in addressing tough issues--including violence, sexuality, prejudice, social isolation, and substance abuse--in a wide range of settings. Normative issues that adolescents face in the multiple contexts of their lives are lucidly explained. Packed with creative ideas and activities, the book helps readers develop their skills as confident, reflective practitioners. New to This Edition *Significantly revised chapters on group work essentials, school-based practice, and trauma. *Additional topics: social media and cyberbullying, expressive and animal-assisted therapies, mindfulness, adolescent brain development, and more. *Updated practice principles, information, and references. *Numerous new practice illustrations.


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On Becoming a Consumer

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 1136375600
Pages : 432 pages
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Download Free On Becoming a Consumer PDF by James McNeal Full Book and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2007-02-19 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The book demonstrates how consumer development is intertwined with cognitive and motor development; each of the three dependent on the other two. Showing consumer behavior being responsible for body and mind development is new thinking; yet, the examples are clearly presented so that any interested person can grasp them. Presenting consumer behavior in stages of development, while logical, is essentially new also. We are familiar with cognitive development, for example, being described in stages, but not CB. In fact, stages of cognitive development are sometimes used as a framework for explaining consumer behavior but not its development as such. In this sense then, the book might be considered cutting edge as compared to one that offers a slightly different approach to the existing thought on consumer behavior.


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Big-Time Shakespeare

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ISBN : 1134928599
Pages : 272 pages
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Download Free Big-Time Shakespeare PDF by Michael D. Bristol Full Book and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2005-08-12 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Shakespeare has made the big time. No less than the Beatles or Liberace, Elvis Presley or Mick Jagger, Shakespeare is big-time in the idiomatic sense of cultural success and widespread notoriety. Not only has he achieved canonical status, Shakespeare is a contemporary celebrity. His artistic distinction and aptitude for controversy constantly keeps his name in the public eye. Bristol debates Shakespeare's cultural authority, and clarifies the semantics of his name in our culture. Big-Time Shakespeare suggests his plays represent the pathos of our civilisation with extraordinary force and clarity. Shakespeare's contradictory understanding of the social and cultural past is also examined with close analysis of The Winter's Tale, Othello, and Hamlet.


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Wired to Create

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Publisher : Random House
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ISBN : 1473529301
Pages : 288 pages
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Eucharist and the Poetic Imagination in Early Modern England

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Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN : 1107032733
Pages : 225 pages
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Download Free Eucharist and the Poetic Imagination in Early Modern England PDF by Sophie Read Full Book and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2013-01-31 with total page 225 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A study of six canonical early modern lyric poets and the impact of the Eucharist on their work.


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ISBN : 1666732133
Pages : 172 pages
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Child Autonomy and Child Governance in Children's Literature

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Publisher : Taylor & Francis
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ISBN : 1317394801
Pages : 240 pages
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Download Free Child Autonomy and Child Governance in Children's Literature PDF by Christopher Kelen Full Book and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2016-11-18 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book explores representations of child autonomy and self-governance in children’s literature.The idea of child rule and child realms is central to children’s literature, and childhood is frequently represented as a state of being, with children seen as aliens in need of passports to Adultland (and vice versa). In a sense all children’s literature depends on the idea that children are different, separate, and in command of their own imaginative spaces and places. Although the idea of child rule is a persistent theme in discussions of children’s literature (or about children and childhood) the metaphor itself has never been properly unpacked with critical reference to examples from those many texts that are contingent on the authority and/or power of children. Child governance and autonomy can be seen as natural or perverse; it can be displayed as a threat or as a promise. Accordingly, the "child rule"-motif can be seen in Robinsonades and horror films, in philosophical treatises and in series fiction. The representations of self-ruling children are manifold and ambivalent, and range from the idyllic to the nightmarish. Contributors to this volume visit a range of texts in which children are, in various ways, empowered, discussing whether childhood itself may be thought of as a nationality, and what that may imply. This collection shows how representations of child governance have been used for different ideological, aesthetic, and pedagogical reasons, and will appeal to scholars of children’s literature, childhood studies, and cultural studies.


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Religion and the Political Imagination

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ISBN : 1139493175
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Download Free Religion and the Political Imagination PDF by Ira Katznelson Full Book and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2010-10-07 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The theory of secularisation became a virtually unchallenged truth of twentieth-century social science. First sketched out by Enlightenment philosophers, then transformed into an irreversible global process by nineteenth-century thinkers, the theory was given substance by the precipitate drop in religious practice across Western Europe in the 1960s. However, the re-emergence of acute conflicts at the interface between religion and politics has confounded such assumptions. It is clear that these ideas must be rethought. Yet, as this distinguished, international team of scholars reveal, not everything contained in the idea of secularisation was false. Analyses of developments since 1500 reveal a wide spectrum of historical processes: partial secularisation in some spheres has been accompanied by sacralisation in others. Utilising new approaches derived from history, philosophy, politics and anthropology, the essays collected in Religion and the Political Imagination offer new ways of thinking about the urgency of religious issues in the contemporary world.


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Comics Beyond the Page in Latin America

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ISBN : 1787357546
Pages : 236 pages
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Darwin's Dangerous Idea

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ISBN : 1439126291
Pages : 592 pages
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