Author: Stanley Fish
Release Date: 2016-07-05
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
“Fish mines cultural touchstones from Milton to ‘Married with Children’ to explain how various types of arguments are structured and how that understanding can lead to victory” — New York Times Book Review A lively and accessible guide to understanding rhetoric by the world class English and Law professor and bestselling author of How to Write a Sentence. Filled with the wit and observational prowess that shaped Stanley Fish’s acclaimed bestseller How to Write a Sentence, Winning Arguments guides readers through the “greatest hits” of rhetoric. In this clever and engaging guide, Fish offers insight and outlines the crucial keys you need to win any debate, anywhere, anytime—drawn from landmark legal cases, politics, his own career, and even popular film and television. A celebration of clashing minds and viewpoints, Winning Arguments is sure to become a classic.
This book offers a psychosocial perspective on political violence, employing a strong current of psychoanalytic thinking. In the course of its chapters an international roster of researchers and scholars offers a richly complex and insightful view of diverse forms of political violence and its build-ups. The authors discuss the processes by which the ground for political violence is prepared, and how violent acts are facilitated. They question how social, cultural and political constellations can develop in such a way that, for certain people in this constellation, violence becomes a logical – perversely reasonable – response. This collection demonstrates what a psychoanalytic perspective can bring to existing approaches to political violence, going beyond the social movement approach by unfolding the inherent ambiguity in accepted concepts within the study of political violence.
This book offers a much-needed study of the Victorian novel's role in representing and shaping the service sector's emergence. Arguing that prior accounts of the novel's relation to the rise of finance have missed the emergence of a wider service sector, it traces the effects of service work's many forms and class positions in the Victorian novel.
This collection demonstrates the diversity of women's struggles against problems such as racism, violence, homophobia, focusing on the complex ways that gender, culture, race-ethnicity and class shape women's political consciousness in the US.
Author: John Danforth
Release Date: 2006-09-19
Genre: Political Science
New York Times–bestselling author John Danforth, an ordained Episcopal priest and former US senator, is uniquely qualified to write about one of the most contentious issues in America: the intersection of government and religion. In Faith and Politics, he explores the widening rift between left and right, conservative and liberal, believer and nonbeliever. Danforth takes on many of the polarizing hot-button issues, including stem-cell research, abortion, school prayer, and gay marriage, and addresses how we can approach them with less rancor. Arguing that voters must call for our leaders to turn away from wedge-issue politics and work on our country’s pressing problems, Danforth’s book is a much-needed clarion call to all Americans. “A lucid, powerful book that is at once reflective and instructive.”—Jon Meacham, former editor of Newsweek “[A] meditation about the contested terrain where politics and religion intersect.”—George F. Will “Danforth calls for a radical change in how his party operates.”—The Christian Science Monitor “This book and its author are a modern-day profile in courage.”—David Gergen “Danforth’s thoughtfulness, deep wisdom, and simple decency radiate from every page, and leave one at the end with rare hope that through commitment, faith and politics can ultimately enrich, not corrupt, one another.”—Harold Hongju Koh, dean of Yale Law School
Author: Christopher F. Falcone
Release Date: 2002-06-27
A young, idealistic CIA agent is assigned his first big casecracking a gun ring in Bangkok, Thailand. FIRST ASSIGNMENT is an action-packed espionage thriller played out on the murky streets of one of the world's most exciting cities. Kyle Jordan is flanked by a solid partner, Robert Jackson, whom he initially misjudges; supervised by a hardened team leader, Roger Petty, whom he cannot stand but must respect; and coaxed deeper into head-spinning mayhem by his sole contact, Carla Kwon, an intriguing beauty who is everything but what she seems. FIRST ASSIGNMENT is a rich confluence of events and players brought about by a single directive: bring down one Lin Chu, the most legendary arms smuggler, and prolific killer, east of the Atlantic Ocean. The team is charged with the critical tasks of finding out where Chu is getting the weapons from, who he's selling to, and perhaps most importantly, how powerful are the weapons he's distributing?
Author: Beverly Woolf
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2008-07-08
The9thInternationalConferenceonIntelligentTutoringSystems(ITS2008)was heldJune 23–27,2008inMontreal. Thisyearwecelebratedthe 20thanniversary ofthe conferencefounded in 1988in Montreal. We havehadbiennial conferences for most of the past 10 years around the world, including in Brazil, Taiwan, France, Canada, and the USA. These ITS conferences provide a forum for the interchange of ideas in all areas of computer science and human learning, a unique environment to exchange ideas and support new developments relevant for the future. The 2008 conference was a symbolic milestone that enabled us to look back at what has been achieved and what is currently being done, in order to face the challenges of tomorrow. Much has changed in the last 20 years in terms of hardware, software, p- grammers,and education stakeholders. Technology is now networked, pervasive, and availableanyplace and anytime. The potential exists to provide customized, ubiquitous guidance andinstruction. However,much has remainedthe same and the need is just as great to model the learner, teaching strategies and domain knowledge. This year we saw an increase in research into student a?ect (mo- vation, boredom, and frustration), speci?cally attempts to detect student a?ect, while feedback studies consideredwhich responses to provide given both student cognition and a?ect. Studies also looked at the impact on learning of positive feedbackandpolitenessinfeedback. Newresearchwasseenindataminingbased on larger studies that use data from real students to diagnose e?ective learning and teaching. So much interest has been generated in this area that the ?rst International Conference on Educational Data Mining was co-located with ITS 2008.
Author: Michelle M. Tokarczyk
Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press
Release Date: 1993
"My mother still wants me to get a 'real' job. My father, who is retired after forty-four years in the merchant marine, has never read my work. When I visited recently, the only book in his house was the telephone book." "I do not know that my mother's mother ever acknowledged my college education except to ask me once, 'How can you live so far away from your people?'. Thus write two of the twenty women from working-class backgrounds whose voices are heard in this unique collection of essays. Each of the women has lived through the process of academic socialization - as both student and teacher - and each has thought long and deeply about her experience from an explicitly feminist perspective. Among the questions the contributors explore, What are the issues - pedagogical, theoretical, and personal - that affect the professional and private lives of these women? How do they resolve tensions between their roles as middle-class professionals and their roots in working-class families? How do class and gender intersect in the academy?