Culture in our Classrooms acknowledges the role of culture in the English Language Teaching classroom and provides lesson content which is relevant, useful and engaging for students. Over 80 practical and easy-to-use communicative activities will help your students: become aware of the target-culture norms and behaviours understand better their own and other beliefs and values see beyond stereotypes and empathise with other cultures Culture in our Classrooms contains three distinctive parts which focus in turn on theory, practice and development: Part A: Examines definitions of culture. The authors examine the beliefs behind behaviours, and reflect on the inextricable link between culture and language – suggesting that culture as ‘classroom content’ involves students on many levels, enabling them to communicate about something deep, compelling and worthwhile. Part B: Contains a wealth of activities which encourage critical thinking in students and communication between students. They involve students in reacting and reflecting, sharing and comparing – and are grouped into four chapters which foster cultural awareness, focus on the cultural connotations of language, formulate thinking frames for study and, finally, fix their attention on an English-speaking country. Part C: Approaches culture in the context of Teacher Development and provides 16 practical exercises for staffroom sessions. The exercises span four major skill areas for personal and professional improvement – observation, listening, rapport building and empathy.1649 Руб.
With the increasing importance of the role of China in the international political and economic arena, Chinese accounting has attracted more foreign attention. Foreign investment has increased and many joint ventures and foreign companies have been set up in China. With the growth of the economy and the opening up of the Chinese market, accounting systems in China have been changing. The purpose of this book is to examine major events and reforms which occurred in Chinese accounting within this transformation period and then to assess critically the impact of politics, the economy and culture on the development of Chinese accounting.7032.6 Руб.
Some critics view the postwar avant-garde as the empty recycling of forms and strategies from the first two decades of the twentieth century. Others view it, more positively, as a new articulation of the specific conditions of cultural production in the postwar period. Benjamin Buchloh, one of the most insightful art critics and theoreticians of recent decades, argues for a dialectical approach to these positions.This collection contains eighteen essays written by Buchloh over the last twenty years. Each looks at a single artist within the framework of specific theoretical and historical questions. The art movements covered include Nouveau Realisme in France (Arman, Yves Klein, Jacques de la Villegle) art in postwar Germany (Joseph Beuys, Sigmar Polke, Gerhard Richter), American Fluxus and pop art (Robert Watts and Andy Warhol), minimalism and postminimal art (Michael Asher and Richard Serra), and European and American conceptual art (Daniel Buren, Dan Graham). Buchloh addresses some artists in terms of their oppositional approaches to language and painting, for example, Nancy Spero and Lawrence Weiner. About others, he asks more general questions concerning the development of models of institutional critique (Hans Haacke) and the theorization of the museum (Marcel Broodthaers); or he addresses the formation of historical memory in postconceptual art (James Coleman).One of the book's strengths is its systematic, interconnected account of the key issues of American and European artistic practice during two decades of postwar art. Another is Buchloh's method, which integrates formalist and socio-historical approaches specific to each subject.5361 Руб.
Southern California, 1960. John Severson founded SURFER, the first magazine to celebrate and revolutionize the art and sport of surfing, establishing it as a phenomenon in Pop culture. This volume explores Severson's surf odyssey through painting, photography, film, publishing, and dropping out to live the island dream. John Severson's SURF is a trip to the birth of surf culture and a testament to our Ocean.2909 Руб.
What is eroticism in literature all about? Erotic literature includes fictional and factual stories and accounts which sexually arouse the reader, whether written with that intention or not. Such erotica takes the form of novels, short stories, poetry, true-to-life memoirs, and sex manuals (Hyde 1964). Erotic literature is now gaining readership in the Philippines. Stories and novels with erotic elements are now being published and circulated almost everywhere in the country and are even taken up in some literature schools and universities. Some works of Antonio Enriquez (The Night I Cry), Manuel Arguilla (Heat and Midsummer), Nick Joaquin (Summer Solstice),and Paz Latorena (Desire), for example, exhibit some elements of eroticism and are being introduced to the college students enrolled in Basic Literature courses in the Philippines. Now the question is "How shall these literary pieces with erotic undertones be carried into class discussions more effectively?" Thus, the challenge is in the right choice and appropriate use of analytical tool.5816 Руб.
One of the most urgent challenges in African economic development is to devise a strategy for improving statistical capacity. Reliable statistics, including estimates of economic growth rates and per-capita income, are basic to the operation of governments in developing countries and vital to nongovernmental organizations and other entities that provide financial aid to them. Rich countries and international financial institutions such as the World Bank allocate their development resources on the basis of such data. The paucity of accurate statistics is not merely a technical problem; it has a massive impact on the welfare of citizens in developing countries. Where do these statistics originate? How accurate are they? POOR NUMBERS is the first analysis of the production and use of African economic development statistics. Morten Jerven's research shows how the statistical capacities of sub-Saharan African economies have fallen into disarray.871.2 Руб.
From French Physiocrat theories of the blood-like circulation of wealth to Adam Smith's "invisible hand" of the market, the body has played a crucial role in Western perceptions of the economic. In Renaissance culture, however, the dominant bodily metaphors for national wealth and economy were derived from the relatively new language of infectious disease. Whereas traditional Galenic medicine had understood illness as a state of imbalance within the body, early modern writers increasingly reimagined disease as an invasive foreign agent. The rapid rise of global trade in the sixteenth century, and the resulting migrations of people, money, and commodities across national borders, contributed to this growing pathologization of the foreign; conversely, the new trade-inflected vocabularies of disease helped writers to represent the contours of national and global economies. Grounded in scrupulous analyses of cultural and economic history, Sick Economies: Drama, Mercantilism, and Disease in Shakespeare's England teases out the double helix of the pathological and the economic in two seemingly disparate spheres of early modern textual production: drama and mercantilist writing. Of particular interest to this study are the ways English playwrights, such as Shakespeare, Jonson, Heywood, Massinger, and Middleton, and mercantilists, such as Malynes, Milles, Misselden, and Mun, rooted their conceptions of national economy in the language of disease. Some of these diseases—syphilis, taint, canker, plague, hepatitis—have subsequently lost their economic connotations; others—most notably consumption—remain integral to the modern economic lexicon but have by and large shed their pathological senses. Breaking new ground by analyzing English mercantilism primarily as a discursive rather than an ideological or economic system, Sick Economies provides a compelling history of how, even in our own time, defenses of transnational economy have paradoxically pathologized the foreign. In the process, Jonathan Gil Harris argues that what we now regard as the discrete sphere of the economic cannot be disentangled from seemingly unrelated domains of Renaissance culture, especially medicine and the theater.6070 Руб.
This book analyzes and evaluates European Community (EC) trade, aid and industrial policies toward developing countries--their origin, main features, logic, evolution and efficacy. The author describes Europe's development policies as regional in scope, colonial in geographical emphasis and discriminatory in their effects. This incisive reevaluation is particularly timely as it illustrates the different strategies the EC countries might pursue in their relations with the outside world as they progress toward fuller economic integration.1372 Руб.
The recent turmoil on financial markets has made evident the importance of efficient liquidity risk management for the stability of banks. The measurement and management of liquidity risk must take into account economic factors such as the impact area, the timeframe of the analysis, the origin and the economic scenario in which the risk becomes manifest. Basel III, among other things, has introduced harmonized international minimum requirements and has developed global liquidity standards and supervisory monitoring procedures. The short book analyses the economic impact of the new regulation on profitability, on assets composition and business mix, on liabilities structure and replacement effects on banking and financial products.a??5032 Руб.
You are an expression of the Divine Feminine. You love like Freyja, Norse goddess of passion and sex; heal like Uzume, Shinto Goddess of Laughter and Shadow; and celebrate your power like Isis, Egyptian goddess of magic and motherhood. Goddess Aloud! offers the wisdom and insight of twenty-seven goddesses from around the world to help you find your voice, empower yourself, and manifest your dreams. Create peace, find love, bring healing to yourself and others, and live in harmony with the Earth. Embrace your own divinity and you’ll connect with the divinity of the world around you. Through mantras, magical activities, and spiritual rituals for nine fundamental spiritual principles, you’ll give voice to the unique wisdom of each goddess and discover her message for your life and for our world.1250 Руб.
This book presents an anatomical overview of the changing form and structure of the human body. Although biomechanical embryology can be traced back to the 19th century, up until recently the most commonly accepted framework for the study of human ontogeny (development of the individual) was molecular biology, which all too frequently relied on findings from animal experiments that remained untested for humans. German embryologist and anatomist Erich Blechschmidt's research concentrates on the evidence presented by the human embryo itself. He offers a new approach to the study of early human growth as a way to shed light on the development of body build, instincts, gestures, language, mathematics, tools, and dress.3459 Руб.
Taken in the streets, clubs, basements and bars of London between 1978 and 1987, this new book brings together an incredible series of images from the British photographer Derek Ridgers. People dressing up and going out have always been central to Derek's work from the first days of punk through to the fetish and fringe scenes of present day. Since first picking up a camera in 1971, Ridgers has felt compelled to record the characters that made up the social scenes around him and early on his work attracted both the attention of cultural institutions, such as London's ICA and music and style publications, such as the NME and The Face. These photographs captured across the span of ten years bridge the extremities of youth-culture; from punk through to the birth of acid house. The pictures serve not only as a fascinating document of UK style and culture but as a testament to the spirit of youth, lauding the subjects and their individuality. This book offers us the chance to see the changing faces of fashion, music and culture through individuals and influential social scenes in a time of DIY attitudes.2839 Руб.
Download a corrected version of the map of the Lake Titicaca region. Download a corrected version of page 83. Download a corrected version of the map of the Huatanuay and Vilcanota-Urubama Valley region. Until recently, little archaeological investigation has been dedicated to the Inka, the last great culture to flourish in Andean South America before the sixteenth-century arrival of the Spaniards. While the Inka have been traditionally viewed through the textual sources of early colonial histories, this volume draws on recent archaeological research to challenge theories on the chronology and development of the Inka Empire and how this culture spread across such a vast area. The volume demonstrates the great regional diversity of the Inka realm, with strategies of expansion that were shaped to meet a variety of local situations beyond the capital in Cusco. Using a range of theoretical and methodological approaches, scholars from the sciences, social sciences, and humanities provide a new understanding of Inka culture and history.2975.4 Руб.