Faking the News: What Rhetoric Can Teach Us About Donald J. Trump
Donald J. Trump's speaking and writing invite passionate reactions — maybe he's a bluecollar, billionaire hero who speaks the language of the common man or maybe he's a gleefully illiterate, tremendously unqualified idiot. Whatever the case, he was persuasive enough to get himself elected President of the United States and he's been persuasive enough to keep a majority of his supporters behind him. In Faking the News: What Rhetoric Can Teach Us About Donald J. Trump, eleven prominent rhetoric experts explain how Trump's persuasive language works. Specifically the authors explain Trump's persuasive uses of demagoguery, anti-Semitism, alternative facts, populism, charismatic leadership, social media, television, political slogans, visual identity/image, comedy and humor, and shame and humiliation. Faking the News is written for readers who may not know anything about rhetoric, so each chapter explains a feature of rhetoric and uses that lens to illuminate Trump's rhetorical accomplishments. Specifically, about how he has used and still uses language, symbols, and even style to appeal to the people in his various audiences.
States of Grace: Counterstories of a Black Woman in the Academy
Theodorea Regina Berry
States of Grace: Counterstories of a Black Woman in the Academy recognizes, acknowledges, and centers race and gender through the embodiment of Black womanhood in the academy in the context of grace. Encapsulated in concepts of grace, this book reveals the dynamic, multidimensional presence of a scholar who brings her wholeness into her scholarship and teaching, providing insights and guidance along the way.
Information Services Today: An Introduction, Second Edition
This second edition of Information Services Today: An Introduction demonstrates the ever-changing landscape of information services today and the need to re-evaluate curriculum, competency training, and one’s personal learning network in order to stay abreast of current trends and issues, and more significantly, remain competent to address the changing user needs of the information community.
Specifically, the book
• provides a thorough introduction, history, and overall state of the field,
• gives a diverse and global perspective of what it means to be a library and information professional today,
• addresses why information organizations and information and technological literacy are more important today than ever before,
• discusses how technology has influenced the ways that information professionals provide information resources and services in today's digital environment,
• highlights current issues and trends and provides expert insight into emerging challenges, innovations, and opportunities for the future, and,
• identifies career management strategies and leadership opportunities in the information profession.
Communication: A Critical/Cultural Introduction, Third Edition
Deanna L. Fassett, Keith Nainby, and John T. Warren
The third edition of Communication: A Critical/Cultural Introduction provides a comprehensive, yet focused, overview of communication theory, interpersonal communication, and public communication and culture through the lens of contemporary critical theory. The text shows how we produce our world through communication, challenging us to explore power, ideology, and diversity through daily interactions, both public and private.
The book begins with explanations of how communication relates to culture and power, how to distinguish between representative and constitutive communication, and how to build a message for an audience with an emphasis on social advocacy. Later chapters explore the responsibilities of speakers and listeners, alliance-building, the application of communication theory in the study of identity and perception, the relationship between language and culture, nonverbal communication, and more. The text closes with a discussion of communication as a means of social action, encouraging readers to use communication as a foundation for the advancement of issues that matter most to them.
The Kite Runner (Play Script)
Matthew Spangler and Khaled Hosseini
The script for the stage production of Khaled Hosseini's first and internationally bestselling novel, The Kite Runner, as adapted by playwright Matthew Spangler.
The unforgettable, heartbreaking story of the unlikely friendship between a wealthy boy and the son of his father's servant, The Kite Runner is a beautifully crafted novel set in a country that is in the process of being destroyed. Now adapted for the stage, the story is about the power of reading, the price of betrayal, and the possibility of redemption, and is an exploration of the influence of fathers over sons–their love, their sacrifices, their lies.
A sweeping saga of family, love, and friendship told against the devastating backdrop of the history of Afghanistan over the last thirty years, The Kite Runner is an unusual and powerful story that has become a beloved, one-of-a-kind classic.
This adaptation was first performed at Wyndham's Theatre, London, in December 2016.
The Help-Yourself City: Legitimacy and Inequality in DIY Urbanism
Gordon C.C. Douglas
When local governments neglect public services or community priorities, how do concerned citizens respond? In The Help-Yourself City, Gordon Douglas looks closely at people who take urban planning into their own hands with homemade signs and benches, guerrilla bike lanes and more. Douglas explores the frustration, creativity, and technical expertise behind these interventions, but also the position of privilege from which they often come. Presenting a needed analysis of this growing trend from vacant lots to city planning offices, The Help-Yourself City tells a street-level story of people's relationships to their urban surroundings and the individualization of democratic responsibility.
Harmony of Babel: Profiles of Famous Polyglots, Second Edition
Kató Lomb, Ádám Szegi, and Scott Alkire
What's new in this edition?
This edition features 20% new content, including:
- an Editor's Preface discussing the value of polyglots for SLA research
- the transcript of an interview Dr. Lomb did for Hungarian TV in 1974
In the late 1980s the distinguished interpreter and translator Kató Lomb profiled and interviewed 21 of her peers in search of answers to basic but deep questions on the nature of language learning. She asked:
- "When can we say we know a language?"
- "Which is the most important language skill: grammar, vocabulary, or good pronunciation?"
- "What method did you use to learn languages?"
- "Has it ever happened to you that you started learning a language, but could not cope with it?"
- "What connection do you see between age and language learning?"
- "Are there 'easy' and 'difficult,' 'rich' and 'poor,' 'beautiful' and 'less beautiful' languages?"
- "What is multilingualism good for?"
The answers Lomb collected from her interlocutors are singular, provocative, and often profound. Grounded in real-world experience, they will be of interest to linguaphiles who are seeking to supplement their theoretical knowledge of language learning.
Management Strategies: Timely—And Timeless—Advice For Solving Typical Management Problems, Second Edition
Joseph J. Bannon and Kim S. Uhlik
This book is the result of the authors' 80-plus years combined experience working with leisure service organizations in the United States and around the world. Throughout this period, they have conducted numerous classes, workshops and seminars, program evaluations, needs assessments, and organizational evaluations, paying particular attention to the thoughts and concerns of managers in the field.This book represents a comprehensive encyclopedia of concise yet substantive information and advice on a variety of management issues.
Management Strategies: Timely—and Timeless—Advice for Solving Typical Management Problems presents information that will help you deal with peers, supervisors, subordinates, program participants, the general public, the press, and others with whom you may have contact. The book will serve as a valuable resource for students enrolled in a variety of management/leadership courses, especially leisure studies programs (parks, recreation, hospitality, and tourism)—our future managers.
Finding the Answers to Legal Questions, Second Edition
Virginia M. Tucker and Marc Lampson
Whether for self-representation, to be an informed consumer of legal services, or to learn the U.S. legal system, more people than ever are using the library to obtain legal information and legal research advice. The new edition of Finding the Answers to Legal Questions is a comprehensive guide to help librarians confidently assist users in finding the legal information they need. Newly revised and updated, this timely, clearly organized, and easy-to-use resource is packed with guidance to help librarians answer questions that span the gamut of the law. An ideal book for practicing librarians looking to better serve users' legal needs, as well as for students preparing for careers as librarians, it provides
- an overview of fundamental legal information, including the basic structure of the U.S. legal system and primary law;
- how-to instructions for finding primary law in print sources, free websites, and pay-for-view databases;
- information on how to evaluate the trustworthiness of online and print resources;
- tips for conducting a legal reference interview;
- guidance for handling common legal questions, such as lawsuits, family law, landlord-tenant disputes, wills and estate planning, debt, bankruptcy, employment, and criminal law; and
- advice on how to build a basic legal reference collection.
This book will help librarians connect users to the most accurate, up-to-date legal information.
Public Speaking: The Evolving Art, Fourth Edition
Stephanie J. Coopman and James Lull
Coopman and Lull's PUBLIC SPEAKING: THE EVOLVING ART, 4th Edition, combines time-tested techniques with innovative variations on the well-respected traditions of public speaking instruction to equip you with the skills you need to become a confident, competent, and ethical public speaker. It illustrates the evolution of public speaking as an art form -- from Greek and Roman traditions to the most contemporary forms of public address, including the use of presentation media. Packed with examples from popular culture, it analyzes the public speaking success of such contemporary figures as Bernie Sanders and Malala Yousafzai. It also includes numerous prompts to help you put your new skills into practice -- in the classroom, community, and professional context.
Ramona: Novela Americana (edición crítica)
Helen Hunt Jackson, José Martí, Jonathan Alcantar, and Anne Fountain
A critical edition with Introduction, Bibliography, and Notes of the 1888 translation by José Martí of Helen Hunt Jackson's novel, Ramona. This edition offers new information about the nature of the translation and the reception of the translation in Mexico.
Bureaucracy: A Love Story: a companion to the exhibit at the University of North Texas Libraries curated by faculty and students
Gabriel Cervantes, Dahlia Porter, Ryan Skinnell, and Kelly Wisecup
Bureaucracy usually only becomes visible when it stops working—when a system fails, when an event gets off schedule, when someone points to a problem or glitch in a carefully calibrated workflow. But Bureaucracy: A Love Story draws together research done by scholars and students in the Special Collections at the University of North Texas to illuminate how bureaucracy structures our contemporary lives across a range of domains. People have navigated bureaucracy for centuries, by creating and utilizing various literary and rhetorical forms—from indexes to alphabetization to diagrams to blanks—that made it possible to efficiently process large amounts of information. Contemporary bureaucracy is likewise concerned with how to collect and store information, to circulate it efficiently, and to allow for easy access. We are interested both in the conventional definition of bureaucracy as a form of ordering and control connected to institutions and the state, but we also want to uncover how people interacted—often in creative ways—with the material forms of bureaucracy.
Interactional competence in Japanese as an additional language
Tim Greer, Midori Ishida, and Yumiko Tateyama
In the research literature on interactional competence in talk among second language speakers and their coparticipants, this volume of Pragmatics & Interaction is the first to focus on interaction in Japanese. The chapters examine the use and development of interactional practices in a wide range of social settings, from everyday talk among friends to service encounters, workplace interaction, and a rakugo performance to various activities in Japanese language classrooms and oral language assessment. Conducted from the shared perspective of conversation analysis, the studies show in detail how the activities are accomplished through the generic methods of interactional organization, multimodal practices, and the specific linguistic resources of Japanese.
CHANGE! A Student Guide to Social Action
This is the first practical social change text devoted to students working in an academic environment. While there are many books about community organizing and social change, there are no college texts focusing on how to provide real-world experience with academic content taking into consideration the flow of the academic term. CHANGE! A Student Guide to Social Action is written specifically for faculty and staff to use with college students with the goal of helping students bring about the change they believe is necessary to make our community a better place to live.
Assault on Kids and Teachers: Countering Privatization, Deficit Ideologies and Standardization in U.S. Schools
Roberta Ahlquist, Paul C. Gorski, and Theresa Montaño
Hyper-accountability, corporatization, deficit ideology, and Ruby Payne's preparation of teachers to comply with these and other atrocities are not merely markers of philosophical shifts in education. They are manifestations of a neoliberal remaking of public schooling into a private and corporate enterprise. Collectively, these trends are seen not just as an imposition, but as an assault on quality pedagogy; an assault on democratic ideals of equity and social justice; and an assault on kids compelled to participate simply because they are public school students. This edited collection is a response by critically-minded educators, activists, and scholars – both a reaction to and a call to action against these vilifications. It is critical reading for students, professors, administrators, and policy makers involved in public education.
Reading the Bones: Activity, Biology and Culture
Elizabeth Weiss assembles evidence from anthropological work, medical and sports studies, occupational studies, genetic twin studies, and animal research. Examining the most commonly utilized activity pattern indicators in the field, she reevaluates the age-old question of genes versus environment. While cross-sectional geometries frequently inform on mobility, Weiss asks whether these measures may also be influenced by climate-driven body shape adaptions. Entheseal changes—at the locations of muscle attachments—and osteoarthritis indicate wear and tear on joints but are also among the best predictors of age and can be used to reconstruct activity patterns. Weiss also examines the most common stress fractures, such as spondylolysis and clay-shoveler's fracture; stress hernias or Schmorl’s nodes; and activity indicator facets like Poirier's facets, Allen's facets, and Baastrup's kissing spines.
Probing deeper into the complex factors that result in the varying anomalies of the human skeleton, this thorough survey of activity indicators in bones helps us understand which markers are mainly due to human biology and which are truly useful in reconstructing lifestyle patterns of the past.
Global Leadership: Research, Practice and Development
Mark E. Mendenhall, Joyce S. Osland, Allan Bird, and Gary R. Oddou
This text focuses on leading across cultural, economic, social, national, and political boundaries simultaneously. Global Leadership presents the field's latest studies and practices in a succinct and engaging style that helps scholars, managers, and students grasp the complexities of being a global leader.
Big C++: Late Objects
Cay S. Horstmann
Big C++ Late Objects provides an introduction to C++ and computer programming that focuses on the essentials and on effective learning. It is suitable for a two-semester sequence in C++ programming for students in computer science, engineering, technology, and the physical sciences. The Enhanced E-Text requires no prior programming experience and takes a traditional route, first stressing control structures, procedural decomposition and array algorithms. Objects are used where appropriate in early sections of the Enhanced E-Text. Students begin designing and implementing their own classes in Section 9. The second half of the Enhanced E-Text covers algorithms and data structures at a level suitable for beginning students. All Enhanced E-Text sections include many different forms of guidance to help students build confidence and tackle the task at hand, including Self Check and Practice activities along with end-of-section Review Exercises, Practice Exercises and Programming Projects.
A Critical Introduction to Phonology: Functional and Usage-Based Perspectives
Taking an interdisciplinary approach to phonological theory and analysis, A Critical Introduction to Phonology introduces the key aspects of the discipline. Departing from the mainstream tradition, Daniel Silverman argues that the nature of linguistic sound systems can only be understood in the context of how they are used by speakers and listeners.
By proposing that linguistic sound systems are the product of an interaction among sound (acoustics), mind (cognition), and body (physiology), Silverman focuses on the functional consequences of their interaction. Now with each chapter supplemented by a section on "Doing Phonology", together with phonological examples from a large corpus of data, this expanded second edition offers a provocative introduction to phonological theory. This book is essential reading for all students and researchers of phonology who are already familiar with the standard approaches and provides both a new theoretical background and the mechanical tools for truly successful phonological analyses.
Core Java SE 9 for the Impatient
Cay S. Horstmann
Core Java® SE 9 for the Impatient, Second Edition, is a complete yet concise guide that includes all the latest changes up to Java SE 9. Written by Cay S. Horstmann–author of the classic two-volume Core Java–this indispensable tutorial offers a faster, easier pathway for learning modern Java. Given Java SE 9's size and the scope of its enhancements, there's plenty to cover, but it's presented in small chunks organized for quick access and easy understanding.
Horstmann's practical insights and sample code help you quickly take advantage of all that's new, from Java SE 9's long-awaited "Project Jigsaw" module system to the improvements first introduced in Java SE 8, including lambda expressions and streams.
Stable Design Patterns for Software and Systems
Attention to design patterns is unquestionably growing in software engineering because there is a strong belief that using made to measure solutions for solving frequently occurring problems encountered throughout the design phase greatly reduces the total cost and the time of developing software products. Stable Design Patterns for Software and Systems presents a new and fresh approach for creating stable, reusable, and widely applicable design patterns. It deals with the concept of stable design patterns based on software stabilityas a contemporary approach for building stable and highly reusable and widely applicable design patterns.
Introduction to Machine Learning with Applications in Information Security
Introduction to Machine Learning with Applications in Information Securityprovides a class-tested introduction to a wide variety of machine learning algorithms, reinforced through realistic applications. The book is accessible and doesn't prove theorems, or otherwise dwell on mathematical theory. The goal is to present topics at an intuitive level, with just enough detail to clarify the underlying concepts.
Most of the examples in the book are drawn from the field of information security, with many of the machine learning applications specifically focused on malware. The applications presented are designed to demystify machine learning techniques by providing straightforward scenarios.
Understanding India's New Approach to Spatial Planning and Development: A Salient Shift?
Sanjeev Vidyarthi, Shishir Mathur, and Sandeep K. Agrawal
Is there a political and economic struggle when it comes to spatial development and planning of India's urban and rural landscapes? This book brings together the ongoing shift in India's approach to spatial planning and development in line with changes in the country's polity. Taking the regime change in the early 1990s as a point of departure, it focuses on transformations in the distinct, but interrelated, domains of infrastructure finance and development, local spatial planning practice, and on-the-ground empirical outcomes.
Instead of covering large cities-such as Kolkata, Mumbai, and Delhi-that dominate the discourse on urban India, the authors pay close attention to fine-grained aspects of the shift away from the well-theorized Nehruvian planning and development model. The innovative approach helps illustrate how the tensions between democratic and market-oriented impulses shape India's existing and emergent settlements in a manner that could be uneven and largely invisible while drawing out useful insights for scholars and practitioners working in the field.
A Practical Education: Why Liberal Arts Majors Make Great Employees
A Practical Education investigates the real-world experiences of graduates with humanities majors, the majors that would seem the least employable in Silicon Valley's engineering-centric workplaces. Drawing on the experiences of Stanford University graduates and using the students' own accounts of their education, job searches, and first work experiences, Randall Stross provides heartening demonstrations of how multi-capable liberal arts graduates are.
Stable Design Patterns for Software and Systems
Software stability concepts have shown great promise in the area of software reuse and lifecycle improvement. These innovative concepts produce unique models that are both stable over time and across various paradigm shifts within a given application context. The important idea behind stable design patterns is to design and create an enduring solution to the problem under consideration, with the goal of increased stability and broader reuse. This book presents novel, pragmatic approaches to understanding and solving software stability challenges.
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