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Let s Talk

Let s Talk Book
Author : Andrea A Lunsford
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2020-12
ISBN : 9780393664560
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Let's Talk is a small rhetoric that covers genres of writing students are most often assigned to do. It also provides everything they need for doing research, including explicit guidelines to help them decide which sources to trust - and how to fact-check any that they question. And it includes assignable chapters on listening with an open mind and engaging respectfully with others. Students are encouraged to seek out, engage, and listen to people with viewpoints that differ from their own"--

Let s Talk a Pocket Rhetoric

Let s Talk      a Pocket Rhetoric Book
Author : Andrea Lunsford
Publisher : W. W. Norton
Release : 2020-12-04
ISBN : 9780393427189
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A New Little Rhetoric, by Andrea Lunsford

Sophie s World

Sophie s World Book
Author : Jostein Gaarder
Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release : 2007-03-20
ISBN : 1466804270
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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One day Sophie comes home from school to find two questions in her mail: "Who are you?" and "Where does the world come from?" Before she knows it she is enrolled in a correspondence course with a mysterious philosopher. Thus begins Jostein Gaarder's unique novel, which is not only a mystery, but also a complete and entertaining history of philosophy.

All Quiet on the Western Front

All Quiet on the Western Front Book
Author : Erich Maria Remarque
Publisher : Random House Trade Paperbacks
Release : 1996-09-29
ISBN : 0449911497
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Considered by many the greatest war novel of all time, All Quiet on the Western Front is Erich Maria Remarque’s masterpiece of the German experience during World War I. I am young, I am twenty years old; yet I know nothing of life but despair, death, fear, and fatuous superficiality cast over an abyss of sorrow. . . . This is the testament of Paul Bäumer, who enlists with his classmates in the German army during World War I. They become soldiers with youthful enthusiasm. But the world of duty, culture, and progress they had been taught breaks in pieces under the first bombardment in the trenches. Through years of vivid horror, Paul holds fast to a single vow: to fight against the principle of hate that meaninglessly pits young men of the same generation but different uniforms against one another . . . if only he can come out of the war alive. “The world has a great writer in Erich Maria Remarque. He is a craftsman of unquestionably first rank, a man who can bend language to his will. Whether he writes of men or of inanimate nature, his touch is sensitive, firm, and sure.”—The New York Times Book Review

The Little Seagull Handbook

The Little Seagull Handbook Book
Author : Richard H Bullock
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2020-12
ISBN : 9780393422900
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Easy to use and easy to afford, The Little Seagull Handbook is the #1 brief handbook because students say it has a positive impact on their writing. Intuitive organization, color-coding, and jargon-free instruction for common kinds of writing make it a reference tool that student writers truly use. This edition includes new advice for conducting research as it's done online today, new student model essays, and a new chapter on writing summary/response essays"--

The Essential Guide to Rhetoric

The Essential Guide to Rhetoric Book
Author : William M. Keith,Christian O. Lundberg
Publisher : Bedford Books
Release : 2017-11-10
ISBN : 9781319094195
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Essential Guide to Rhetoric is a useful tool for students who need a brief, topical introduction to the field of rhetoric. This concise book covers both classic and modern rhetorical theory for students and professors who want to gain a further understanding of rhetoric and its practical applications. This guide provides an easy-to-read, jargon-free look at rhetorical theory and how it can be used to supplement an education in communication and public speaking. This guide and other guides in the Essential Guide series were developed to complement a wide variety of communication texts and course needs, offering instructors flexible options to add additional content or emphasis areas to their courses. The Essential Guides can be purchased on their own, packaged at a discount with other Bedford/St.Martin's texts, or used as part of a custom option.

How Fascism Works

How Fascism Works Book
Author : Jason Stanley
Publisher : Random House Trade Paperbacks
Release : 2020-05-26
ISBN : 0525511857
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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“No single book is as relevant to the present moment.”—Claudia Rankine, author of Citizen “One of the defining books of the decade.”—Elizabeth Hinton, author of From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW EDITORS’ CHOICE • With a new preface • Fascist politics are running rampant in America today—and spreading around the world. A Yale philosopher identifies the ten pillars of fascist politics, and charts their horrifying rise and deep history. As the child of refugees of World War II Europe and a renowned philosopher and scholar of propaganda, Jason Stanley has a deep understanding of how democratic societies can be vulnerable to fascism: Nations don’t have to be fascist to suffer from fascist politics. In fact, fascism’s roots have been present in the United States for more than a century. Alarmed by the pervasive rise of fascist tactics both at home and around the globe, Stanley focuses here on the structures that unite them, laying out and analyzing the ten pillars of fascist politics—the language and beliefs that separate people into an “us” and a “them.” He knits together reflections on history, philosophy, sociology, and critical race theory with stories from contemporary Hungary, Poland, India, Myanmar, and the United States, among other nations. He makes clear the immense danger of underestimating the cumulative power of these tactics, which include exploiting a mythic version of a nation’s past; propaganda that twists the language of democratic ideals against themselves; anti-intellectualism directed against universities and experts; law and order politics predicated on the assumption that members of minority groups are criminals; and fierce attacks on labor groups and welfare. These mechanisms all build on one another, creating and reinforcing divisions and shaping a society vulnerable to the appeals of authoritarian leadership. By uncovering disturbing patterns that are as prevalent today as ever, Stanley reveals that the stuff of politics—charged by rhetoric and myth—can quickly become policy and reality. Only by recognizing fascists politics, he argues, may we resist its most harmful effects and return to democratic ideals. “With unsettling insight and disturbing clarity, How Fascism Works is an essential guidebook to our current national dilemma of democracy vs. authoritarianism.”—William Jelani Cobb, author of The Substance of Hope

The Art Of Rhetoric

The Art Of Rhetoric Book
Author : Aristotle
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release : 2014-09-02
ISBN : 1443440817
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In The Art of Rhetoric, Aristotle demonstrates the purpose of rhetoric—the ability to convince people using your skill as a speaker rather than the validity or logic of your arguments—and outlines its many forms and techniques. Defining important philosophical terms like ethos, pathos, and logos, Aristotle establishes the earliest foundations of modern understanding of rhetoric, while providing insight into its historic role in ancient Greek culture. Aristotle’s work, which dates from the fourth century B.C., was written while the author lived in Athens, remains one of the most influential pillars of philosophy and has been studied for centuries by orators, public figures, and politicians alike. HarperTorch brings great works of non-fiction and the dramatic arts to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperTorch collection to build your digital library.

Acting Out Culture

Acting Out Culture Book
Author : James S. Miller
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2017-11-03
ISBN : 9781319056742
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Cultural messages bombard students daily, laden with unstated rules about what makes our work valuable, our bodies ideal, our connections meaningful. Acting Out Culture empowers students to critically read those messages and use writing to speak back to their culture and question its rules. This book appeals especially to those students who are not full participants in the dominant culture, as well as to their instructors, who want to help students see how subtle (and not so subtle) cultural forces can shape their lives--and how they can challenge and resist those forces. The new edition of Acting Out Culture builds on that success, with provocative readings (more than 50 percent of them new) that challenge the rules we live by; pedagogical tools to encourage students to read, think, and write critically about their culture; and instructional support featuring sample syllabi, additional discussion topics, and ideas for teaching with visuals and online content.

Thank You for Arguing

Thank You for Arguing Book
Author : Jay Heinrichs
Publisher : Three Rivers Press (CA)
Release : 2013
ISBN : 0385347758
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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An introduction to the art of rhetoric explains how persuasion can profoundly influence personal and professional successes and reveals an array of techniques employed by such personalities as Aristotle and Winston Churchill.

Psychology in Everyday Life

Psychology in Everyday Life Book
Author : David G. Myers
Publisher : Macmillan Higher Education
Release : 2011-02-18
ISBN : 1464100470
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Creating an exceptionally student-friendly textbook in psychology isn’t just about making the chapters shorter and pages more colorful. It’s about using that type of format to provide a clear portrait of psychological science, concise but not oversimplified, all while continually answering the recurring student question: “What does this have to do with me?” David Myers’ brief introduction to psychology, Psychology in Everyday Life, certainly does offer brief, easily manageable chapters and a colorful, image-rich design (both shaped by extensive research, class testing, and instructor/student feedback). But what makes it such an exceptional text is what flows through those chapters—rich presentations of psychology’s core concepts and field-defining research, examined in context of the everyday lives of all kinds of people around the world and communicated in the captivating storyteller’s voice that is instantly recognizable as Myers’. The new edition of Psychology in Everyday Life offers an extraordinary amount of new research, effective new inquiry-based study tools, and further design innovations, all while maintaining its trademark brevity and clean layout. And it is accompanied by an innovative media/supplements of the same scope as all of David Myers’ more comprehensive textbooks.

The Norton Sampler

The Norton Sampler Book
Author : Thomas Cooley
Publisher : W W Norton & Company Incorporated
Release : 2003-01-01
ISBN : 9780393978827
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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W. W. Norton & Company is proud to present the Sixth Edition of TheNorton Sampler. As a rhetorically arranged collection of short essaysfor composition, our Sampler echoes the cloth samplers once done incolonial America, presenting the basic patterns of writing for studentsto practice just as schoolchildren once practiced their stitches andABCs on needlework samplers. This new edition shows students thatdescription, narration, and the other patterns of exposition are notjust abstract concepts used in composition classrooms but are in factthe way we think--and write. The Norton Sampler contains 63 carefully chosen readings--classics aswell as more recent pieces, essays along with a few real-worldtexts--all demonstrating how writers use the modes of discourse for manyvaried purposes.

The Sum of Us

The Sum of Us Book
Author : Heather McGhee
Publisher : One World
Release : 2021-02-16
ISBN : 0525509577
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD • One of today’s most insightful and influential thinkers offers a powerful exploration of inequality and the lesson that generations of Americans have failed to learn: Racism has a cost for everyone—not just for people of color. WINNER OF THE PORCHLIGHT BUSINESS BOOK AWARD • ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: Time, The Washington Post, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Ms. magazine, BookRiot, Library Journal • LONGLISTED FOR THE ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL • “This is the book I’ve been waiting for.”—Ibram X. Kendi, #1 New York Times bestselling author of How to Be an Antiracist Heather McGhee’s specialty is the American economy—and the mystery of why it so often fails the American public. From the financial crisis of 2008 to rising student debt to collapsing public infrastructure, she found a root problem: racism in our politics and policymaking. But not just in the most obvious indignities for people of color. Racism has costs for white people, too. It is the common denominator of our most vexing public problems, the core dysfunction of our democracy and constitutive of the spiritual and moral crises that grip us all. But how did this happen? And is there a way out? McGhee embarks on a deeply personal journey across the country from Maine to Mississippi to California, tallying what we lose when we buy into the zero-sum paradigm—the idea that progress for some of us must come at the expense of others. Along the way, she meets white people who confide in her about losing their homes, their dreams, and their shot at better jobs to the toxic mix of American racism and greed. This is the story of how public goods in this country—from parks and pools to functioning schools—have become private luxuries; of how unions collapsed, wages stagnated, and inequality increased; and of how this country, unique among the world’s advanced economies, has thwarted universal healthcare. But in unlikely places of worship and work, McGhee finds proof of what she calls the Solidarity Dividend: the benefits we gain when people come together across race to accomplish what we simply can’t do on our own. The Sum of Us is not only a brilliant analysis of how we arrived here but also a heartfelt message, delivered with startling empathy, from a black woman to a multiracial America. It leaves us with a new vision for a future in which we finally realize that life can be more than a zero-sum game.

On Bullshit

On Bullshit Book
Author : Harry G. Frankfurt
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release : 2009-01-10
ISBN : 1400826535
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER One of the most salient features of our culture is that there is so much bullshit. Everyone knows this. Each of us contributes his share. But we tend to take the situation for granted. Most people are rather confident of their ability to recognize bullshit and to avoid being taken in by it. So the phenomenon has not aroused much deliberate concern. We have no clear understanding of what bullshit is, why there is so much of it, or what functions it serves. And we lack a conscientiously developed appreciation of what it means to us. In other words, as Harry Frankfurt writes, "we have no theory." Frankfurt, one of the world's most influential moral philosophers, attempts to build such a theory here. With his characteristic combination of philosophical acuity, psychological insight, and wry humor, Frankfurt proceeds by exploring how bullshit and the related concept of humbug are distinct from lying. He argues that bullshitters misrepresent themselves to their audience not as liars do, that is, by deliberately making false claims about what is true. In fact, bullshit need not be untrue at all. Rather, bullshitters seek to convey a certain impression of themselves without being concerned about whether anything at all is true. They quietly change the rules governing their end of the conversation so that claims about truth and falsity are irrelevant. Frankfurt concludes that although bullshit can take many innocent forms, excessive indulgence in it can eventually undermine the practitioner's capacity to tell the truth in a way that lying does not. Liars at least acknowledge that it matters what is true. By virtue of this, Frankfurt writes, bullshit is a greater enemy of the truth than lies are.

The Comedy Studies Reader

The Comedy Studies Reader Book
Author : Nick Marx,Matt Sienkiewicz
Publisher : University of Texas Press
Release : 2018-03-01
ISBN : 1477316000
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From classical Hollywood film comedies to sitcoms, recent political satire, and the developing world of online comedy culture, comedy has been a mainstay of the American media landscape for decades. Recognizing that scholars and students need an authoritative collection of comedy studies that gathers both foundational and cutting-edge work, Nick Marx and Matt Sienkiewicz have assembled The Comedy Studies Reader. This anthology brings together classic articles, more recent works, and original essays that consider a variety of themes and approaches for studying comedic media—the carnivalesque, comedy mechanics and absurdity, psychoanalysis, irony, genre, race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality, and nation and globalization. The authors range from iconic theorists, such as Mikhail Bakhtin, Sigmund Freud, and Linda Hutcheon, to the leading senior and emerging scholars of today. As a whole, the volume traces two parallel trends in the evolution of the field—first, comedy’s development into myriad subgenres, formats, and discourses, a tendency that has led many popular commentators to characterize the present as a “comedy zeitgeist”; and second, comedy studies’ new focus on the ways in which comedy increasingly circulates in “serious” discursive realms, including politics, economics, race, gender, and cultural power.

The Norton Reader

The Norton Reader Book
Author : Melissa Goldthwaite,Joseph Bizup,John Brereton,Linda Peterson
Publisher : W. W. Norton
Release : 2015-12-22
ISBN : 9780393264111
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The classic reader that has introduced millions of students to the essay as a genre.

The Archaeology of Knowledge

The Archaeology of Knowledge Book
Author : Michel Foucault
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2012-07-11
ISBN : 0307819256
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Madness, sexuality, power, knowledge—are these facts of life or simply parts of speech? In a series of works of astonishing brilliance, historian Michel Foucault excavated the hidden assumptions that govern the way we live and the way we think. The Archaeology of Knowledge begins at the level of "things aid" and moves quickly to illuminate the connections between knowledge, language, and action in a style at once profound and personal. A summing up of Foucault's own methadological assumptions, this book is also a first step toward a genealogy of the way we live now. Challenging, at times infuriating, it is an absolutey indispensable guide to one of hte most innovative thinkers of our time.

On Tyranny

On Tyranny Book
Author : Timothy Snyder
Publisher : Crown
Release : 2017-02-28
ISBN : 0804190127
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A “bracing” (Vox) guide for surviving and resisting America’s turn towards authoritarianism, from “a rising public intellectual unafraid to make bold connections between past and present” (The New York Times) “Timothy Snyder reasons with unparalleled clarity, throwing the past and future into sharp relief. He has written the rare kind of book that can be read in one sitting but will keep you coming back to help regain your bearings.”—Masha Gessen The Founding Fathers tried to protect us from the threat they knew, the tyranny that overcame ancient democracy. Today, our political order faces new threats, not unlike the totalitarianism of the twentieth century. We are no wiser than the Europeans who saw democracy yield to fascism, Nazism, or communism. Our one advantage is that we might learn from their experience. On Tyranny is a call to arms and a guide to resistance, with invaluable ideas for how we can preserve our freedoms in the uncertain years to come.

Bird by Bird

Bird by Bird Book
Author : Anne Lamott
Publisher : Anchor
Release : 2007-12-18
ISBN : 0307424987
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author: An essential volume for generations of writers young and old. The twenty-fifth anniversary edition of this modern classic will continue to spark creative minds for years to come. For a quarter century, more than a million readers—scribes and scribblers of all ages and abilities—have been inspired by Anne Lamott’s hilarious, big-hearted, homespun advice. Advice that begins with the simple words of wisdom passed down from Anne’s father—also a writer—in the iconic passage that gives the book its title: “Thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at the time, was trying to get a report on birds written that he’d had three months to write. It was due the next day. We were out at our family cabin in Bolinas, and he was at the kitchen table close to tears, surrounded by binder paper and pencils and unopened books on birds, immobilized by the hugeness of the task ahead. Then my father sat down beside him, put his arm around my brother’s shoulder, and said, ‘Bird by bird, buddy. Just take it bird by bird.’”

We Make the Road by Walking

We Make the Road by Walking Book
Author : Myles Horton,Paulo Freire
Publisher : Temple University Press
Release : 1990
ISBN : 9780877227755
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This dialogue between two of the most prominent thinkers on social change in the twentieth century was certainly a meeting of giants. Throughout their highly personal conversations recorded here, Horton and Freire discuss the nature of social change and empowerment and their individual literacy campaigns.