Other Worlds

The Fantasy Genre

Author: John H. Timmerman

Publisher: Popular Press


Category: Fiction

Page: 124

View: 111

Fantasy permits its readers a certain distance from pragmatic affairs and offers them a clearer insight into them. It offers a parallel reality, which gives us a renewed awareness of what we already know. Fantasy invites the reader to recover a belief which has been beclouded by knowledge, to renew a faith which has been shattered by fact. As the pace of modern life quickens, the fascination for fantasy literature quickens simultaneously.

The End of Children?

Changing Trends in Childbearing and Childhood

Author: Graham Allan

Publisher: UBC Press


Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 198

View: 366

"Fertility rates have fallen dramatically around the world. In some countries, there are no longer enough children being born to replace adult populations. The disappearance of children is a matter of concern matched only by fears that childhood is becoming too structured or not structured enough, too short or too long, or just simply too different from the idealized childhoods of the past.

Popular Science





Page: 112

View: 875

Popular Science gives our readers the information and tools to improve their technology and their world. The core belief that Popular Science and our readers share: The future is going to be better, and science and technology are the driving forces that will help make it better.

The Complete Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics

The Collected Lyrics of Robert Hunter and John Barlow, Lyrics to All Original Songs, with Selected Traditional and Cover Songs

Author: Robert Hunter

Publisher: Simon and Schuster


Category: Music

Page: 480

View: 314

A complete collection of annotated lyrics by the prolific rock bank, published to coincide with their fortieth anniversary, features literary, historical, and cultural references for every original song, in a volume complemented by performance statistics, thematic essays, and numerous illustrations. 200,000 first printing.

The Religion of Science Fiction

Author: Frederick A. Kreuziger

Publisher: Popular Press


Category: Religion

Page: 166

View: 316

Science fiction captures contemporary sentiment with its faith in a scientific/technological future, its explorations of the ultimate meaning of man’s existence. Kreuziger is interested particularly in the apocalyptic visions of science fiction compared to the biblical revelations of John and Daniel. For some time our confidence has been placed largely in science, which has practically become a religion. Science fiction articulates the consequences of a faith in a technological future.

Ambivalent Childhoods

Speculative Futures and the Psychic Life of the Child

Author: Jacob Breslow

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press


Category: Social Science

Page: 280

View: 154

Explores childhood in relation to blackness, transfeminism, queerness, and deportability to interrogate what “the child” makes possible The concept of childhood contains many contested and ambivalent meanings that have extraordinary implications, particularly for those staking their claim for belonging and justice on the wish for inclusion within it. In Ambivalent Childhoods, Jacob Breslow examines contemporary U.S. social justice movements (including Black Lives Matter, transfeminism, queer youth activism, and antideportation movements) to discover and reveal how childhood operates within and against them. Ambivalent Childhoods brings together critical race, trans, feminist, queer, critical migration, and psychoanalytic theories to explore the role of childhood in shaping and challenging the disposability of young black life, the steadfastness of the gender binary, the queer life of children’s desires, and the precarious status of migrants. Through an engagement with“the psychic life of the child” that combines theoretical discussions of childhood, blackness, transfeminism, and deportability with critical readings of films, narrative, images, and social justice movements, Breslow demonstrates how childhood requires sustained attention as a complex and ambivalent site for contesting the workings of power, not only for the young. Ambivalent Childhoods is a forward-thinking and intersectional analysis of how childhood affects activism, national belonging, and the violence directed against queer, trans, and racialized people.

Decolonizing Childhoods

From Exclusion to Dignity

Author: Liebel, Manfred

Publisher: Policy Press


Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 831

European colonization of other continents has had far-reaching and lasting consequences for the construction of childhoods and children’s lives throughout the world. Liebel presents critical postcolonial and decolonial thought currents along with international case studies from countries in Africa, Latin America, and former British settler colonies to examine the complex and multiple ways that children throughout the Global South continue to live with the legacy of colonialism. Building on the work of Cannella and Viruru, he explores how these children are affected by unequal power relations, paternalistic policies and violence by state and non-state actors, before showing how we can work to ensure that children’s rights are better promoted and protected, globally.

Disputing Discipline

Child Protection, Punishment, and Piety in Zanzibar Schools

Author: Franziska Fay

Publisher: Rutgers University Press


Category: Education

Page: 249

View: 346

Being young in Zanzibar -- Childhood with/out punishment -- Children and child protection -- Child protection in Zanzibar schools -- Gender, Islam, and child protection -- Decolonizing child protection -- Beyond well-being, towards children.

Grit, Resilience, and Motivation in Early Childhood

Practical Takeaways for Teachers

Author: Lisa B. Fiore

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Education

Page: 198

View: 668

Grit, Resilience, and Motivation in Early Childhood moves past current media buzz about grit, resilience, and motivation as proverbial silver bullets and provides early childhood educators with a much-needed focus on developmentally appropriate activities and expectations related to those terms. Illustrated with classroom case studies, caregiver and community resources, and teacher behaviors, this powerful guide presents practical applications for educators to more deeply understand the research that will strengthen and support young children.

Summer To Summer Movie Reviews

Third Edition

Author: Clay Scott Brown

Publisher: Clay Scott Brown


Category: Performing Arts

Page: 420

View: 121

With this year’s Third Edition of my Movie Review book, Summer To Summer I have begun to explore the Auteur in film.