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Musicologist Pauline Fairclough explores the evolving role of music in shaping the cultural identity of the Soviet Union in a revelatory work that counters certain hitherto accepted views of an unbending, unchanging state policy of repression, censorship, and dissonance that existed in all areas of Soviet artistic endeavor. Newly opened archives from the Leninist and Stalinist eras have shed new light on Soviet concert life, demonstrating how the music of the past was used to help mold and deliver cultural policy, how "undesirable" repertoire was weeded out during the 1920s, and how Russian and non-Russian composers such as Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Wagner, Bach, and Rachmaninov were "canonized" during different, distinct periods in Stalinist culture. Fairclough's fascinating study of the ever-shifting Soviet musical-political landscape identifies 1937 as the start of a cultural Cold War, rather than occurring post-World War Two, as is often maintained, while documenting the efforts of musicians and bureaucrats during this period to keep musical channels open between Russia and the West.
A collection of delightful stories for children. These stories include: The Little Red, the Lion, Hen, The Crane and The Gingerbread Man.
This collection of delightful stories contains reprints of 31 classical and multicultural tales which includes well known stories such as Rumpelstiltskin, The Ugly Duckling, and The Pied Piper of Hamelin as well as lesser known classical stories such as The Two Frogs, The Three Wishes, and The Fox Without a Tail. Some of these stories are written in a play format to expose young minds to new modes of storytelling.
A collection of interesting stories like The King and His Hawk, The Hideous Lady, Chanticleer and the Fox, Guinevere and the Gift of the Round and Rosa Parks Says No among others.
A collection of fiction and nonfiction for student readers.
Editor Joseph S. Roucek compiles the great minds of the study of politics and political science in one compelling volume, Classics in Political Science. Roucek guides readers through the ages of political thought and theory with arguments and essays by such groundbreaking theorists as Thomas Hobbes, Nicolai Lenin, Montesquieu, and Jean Jacques Rousseau. Joseph S. Roucek was a political theorist and author. He wrote or co-authored several books on education and politics including The Czechs and Slovaks in America, Behind the Iron Curtain, America's Ethnic Politics, and Slow Learner.
All-new versions of your favorite talesClassics Mutilated is IDW's response to the so-called "Monster Lit" trend in mainstream publishing, which takes a beloved literary classic and adds monsters to it. We call our version "Ctrl-Alt-Lit," which incorporates mash-up techniques in the creation of fresh and unique genre-blending fiction. By using the short story format and a selection of diverse authors, Classics Mutilated not only rescues Monster Lit from its own built-in one-joke obsolescence (where the book's title tells the entire story), but also re-energizes the field, creating its own genre.? It's not parody or satire, but way bent fiction done totally straight by some of the brightest talents on the scene, such as Joe R. Lansdale, John Shirley, Nancy Collins, Mike Resnick, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Thomas Tessier, Marc Laidlaw, John Skipp and Cody Goodfellow, Chris Ryall, and Rio Youers.? Notable characters include Snow White, Huck Finn, Captain Ahab, Sid Vicious, Billy the Kid, Emily Dickinson, Jim Morrison, Edgar Allan Poe, Loki, Albert Einstein, and Eleanor Roosevelt. Some of the featured authors and literary works found in these mash-ups are Louisa May Alcott's Little Women, Anne of Green Gables, Legends of Asgard, H.G. Wells, Frankenstein, and more. All transformed in ways the mainstream could never imagine, or get away with.? ? Classics Mutilated is available in both print and digital formats. Every story appears here for the first time; each one written specifically for this collection. "Dread Island," a masterful new novella by Lansdale, anchors the collection.
The fifth edition of Michael L. Morgan's Classics of Moral and Political Theory broadens the scope and increases the versatility of this landmark anthology by offering new selections from Aristotle's Politics, Aquinas' Disputed Questions on Virtue and Treatise on Law, as well as the entirety of Locke's Letter Concerning Toleration, Kant's To Perpetual Peace, and Nietzsche's On the Advantage and Disadvantage of History for Life.
This 4th edition features Paul Woodruff's translation of Sophocles' 'Antigone', Rodney Livingstone's translation of Weber's 'Politics as a Vocation', and selections from Mill's 'The Subjection of Women', Reeve's new translations of Plato's 'Republic', 'Apology', 'Crito' etc.
Readers call the shots in these titillating original books, written by premier erotica authors, which allow you to live out your most uninhibited erotic fantasies. <P><P> The Classics Professor is a beautiful woman at a prestigious New York university whose cold professional façade masks a powerful eroticism. Dr. Wendy Lake wants to seduce you, and a disastrous relationship has left you vulnerable to her advances. You're fascinated and intimidated. When the affair becomes dangerously intense, you'll have to decide whether you will submit to all her perversions, such as attending pansexual orgies in midtown; escape the pressure through a fling with a nubile university co-ed; or drop out of graduate school altogether.
Explores classical literature, history and criticism, especially with regard to ancient Athens and Rome.
Colby Agency investigator Levi Stark had been prepared for the worst when his boss sent him to find her agency's deadliest enemy. But deep undercover in a Mexican mining outpost, Levi met danger from the unlikeliest source-an unknown blonde spitfire on the same trail. Casey Manning had been secretly sent by Levi's boss's husband. The benched CIA agent trusted no one and worked alone...until she and Levi found themselves outmanned and outgunned. Around her sexy new partner, Casey had a feeling that protecting her identity-and her heart-would prove tougher than keeping them safe from the Colbys' most wanted. ...
A Life Filled With RichesThe riches that mean most to Teresa "Toots" Loudenberry are the loving friends and family she's accumulated over the course of a life well lived. And now that her daughter, Abby, has married her beau Chris and settled down near Toots in Charleston, life is even more satisfying than the delicious pralines sold at Toots's bakery, The Sweetest Thing. Abby isn't the only one enjoying a little romance. Toots's friendship with Dr. Phil Becker has grown unexpectedly close. . .and that brings both joy and complications. As a distraction, Toots throws herself into helping Abby and Chris open an animal rescue shelter on their plantation. But life takes a serious turn when two young children disappear after visiting The Sweetest Thing. Toots immediately enlists Ida, Sophie, and Mavis to help in the search. But as Sophie's psychic abilities draw them closer to the culprits, they realize the stakes are much higher than they ever could have imagined. . .Praise for Fern Michaels and The Godmothers Series"Whoever thought the 'golden years' were boring never met the Godmothers." --RT Reviews"Pure recession-proof fun." --I>Publishers Weekly
Aging eccentric James Delacorte asks Charlie the librarian to do an inventory of his rare book collection-but the job goes from tedious to terrifying when James turns up dead. Relying on his cat Diesel to paw around for clues, Charlie has to catch the killer before another victim checks out. Read Miranda James's blogs and other content on the Penguin Community.
Cade Jackson was as country as a cowboy got, but then came reporter Andi Blake to civilize him. While turning his peaceful Christmas upside down. But Cade had a reputation as a hard-driving man to uphold, even if he was a sucker for a sassy brunette in high heels. . . Andi had her sights set on tracking the lawless Calhoun family and exposing the secrets of their greatest bank heist. And no one was going to stop her--not even that smoldering, sexy stud Cade Jackson! Though Andi didn't come to town looking for a cowboy, now that she'd rustled up one, could she find a way to get Cade under the mistletoe?
Texas Ranger Lieutenant Wyatt Colter will never forgive himself for allowing a witness to go missing on his watch...even if he did take a bullet as a result. Now forensic anthropologist Nina Jacobsen has unearthed human remains that might explain the mystery, and Wyatt finally sees his chance to solve a cold case that has haunted him for two long years. He knows Nina has her doubts about his ability to remain objective, but then someone tries to bury Nina with the evidence and, trust him or not, Wyatt appoints himself her own personal watchdog. And this time, this cowboy will get his man--and his woman.
Classifying Christians investigates late antique Christian heresiologies as ethnographies that catalogued and detailed the origins, rituals, doctrines, and customs of the heretics in explicitly polemical and theological terms. Oscillating between ancient ethnographic evidence and contemporary ethnographic writing, Todd S. Berzon argues that late antique heresiology shares an underlying logic with classical ethnography in the ancient Mediterranean world. By providing an account of heresiological writing from the second to fifth century, Classifying Christians embeds heresiology within the historical development of imperial forms of knowledge that have shaped western culture from antiquity to the present.
What makes a fish a fish? How is a herring different from a shark? What is an Atlantic football fish? Classifying Living Things investigates how and why we group animals. Each book focuses on a particular class of living things, looking at the key characteristics that set its members apart from those of other classes. Discover how classes of living things have evolved, and how species have adapted to suit their environments. Find out why certain animals may show some characteristics of a particular class, but actually belong to another. Classifying Fish looks at the amazing class of scaly swimmers. Find out how fish are grouped into orders and how each one is different from the rest. From salmon to skates, from giant whale sharks to tiny gobies, discover what makes fish so special.
Scholars question the extent to which current psychiatric classification systems are inadequate for diagnosis, treatment, and research of mental disorders and offer suggestions for improvement.
Classroom Assessment for Students in Special and General Education is written for future teachers and experienced educators who are interested in developing or expanding their understanding of effective and reflective assessment practices. This new edition, with its emphasis on progress monitoring and early intervention, aligns well with the practical, authentic, and informal assessment procedures that have been--and continue to be--the heart of this edition and of past editions of this text.
This revised and greatly expanded edition of the 1988 handbook offers teachers at all levels how-to advise on classroom assessment, including: What classroom assessment entails and how it works. How to plan, implement, and analyze assessment projects. Twelve case studies that detail the real-life classroom experiences of teachers carrying out successful classroom assessment projects. Fifty classroom assessment techniques Step-by-step procedures for administering the techniques Practical advice on how to analyze your data Order your copy today.
Although Popham (emeritus, U. of California at Los Angeles) is clearly uncomfortable with the accountability tests mandated by the </No Child Left Behind Act/> and other U. S. federal and state statutes, he concedes that they form the framework of assessment practice today and therefore incorporates discussion of how classroom assessment is likely to be impacted by such measures into his textbook on the practice of assessment. He first provides chapters explaining conceptual issues of assessment reliability, validity, and absence-of- bias, before turning his attention to a variety of assessment procedures. In the final chapter he offers a critique of the standardized-test accountability regime. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
This exciting new edition of the best-selling and beloved teacher's companion looks at the everyday behaviour issues facing teachers working in today's classrooms. Describing real situations and dilemmas, Bill Rogers provides theoretically sound strategies and best practices to support you in meeting the challenges of the job, as well as building up a rapport with both students and colleagues to enable positive and productive learning environments. Written jargon-free in Bill's accessible and empathetic voice it includes in-depth strategies, practical examples, case studies and pragmatic hints and tips to put in to practice. This will make for informative and inspiring reading to all those involved in educating our children and young people. The new edition has been revised and updated and now also includes access to an interactive website packed with a host of extra material to take you further. You'll have access to: Videos of Bill demonstrating his behaviour strategies in real classroom settings Podcasts where Bill explains his ideas and ethos in more detail as well as answering teachers' FAQs Extra reading material for even more support on difficult subjects Behaviour Management Tool Templates to use with students in the everyday classroom Role-play scenario cards to help understand and prepare for challenging situations "We often think of behaviour management in terms of dealing with challenging behaviour, but Dr Rogers begins by looking at classroom organisation and whole-class strategies. Alongside the theory, he provides examples that create a much deeper understanding of exactly what works and what doesn't." - Special magazine