American Encounters
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Publisher : Prentice Hall Press
Release Date : 2008
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Pages : 686 pages
Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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"Contextual in approch, this text draws on socio-economic and political studies as well as histories of religion, science, literature, and popular culture, and explores the diverse, conflicted history of American art and architecture. Thematically interrelating the visual arts to other material artifacts and cultural practices, the text examines how artists and architects produced artwork that visually expressed various social and political values."--Publisher's website.

American Encounters

by Angela L. Miller,Janet Catherine Berlo,Bryan Jay Wolf,Jennifer L. Roberts,Margaretta M. Lovell

"Contextual in approch, this text draws on socio-economic and political studies as well as histories of religion, science, literature, and popular culture, and explores the diverse, conflicted history of American art and architecture. Thematically interrelating the visual arts to other material artifacts and cultural practices, the text examines how artists and architects produced artwork that visually expressed various social and political values."--Publisher's website.

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American Encounters

by University Peter C Mancall,Peter C. Mancall,James Hart Merrell

A collection of articles that describe the relationships and encounters between Native Americans and Europeans throughout American history.

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American Encounters

by José Eduardo Limón

Discusses U.S. and Mexican cultural relations

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American Encounters

by Peter C. Mancall,University Peter C Mancall,James Hart Merrell

The updated and revised second edition of American Encounters features new essays from the vibrant field of Native American studies and the classic essays on early Native American history from the first edition. Over the past thirty years, historians, anthropologists, and other scholars have transformed our understanding of the history of North America's native people between first contact with Europeans in 1492 and the era of Indian removal in the early 19th century. This essential anthology offers comprehensive yet focused coverage

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North American Encounters

by Dieter Meindl

These essays (in English except for four items in German and French) provide an intercultural perspective. They deal with such diverse aspects of North American (including Quebecois) literature. The continental context also pervades treatments of novels (featuring Indian wars, sentimentalism, the West, and modern pícaros), story cycles (e.g., Atwood's), and the long poem (Kroetsch).

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American Encounters with Arabs

by William A. Rugh

Explores the attitudes held by typical Arabs toward America and Americans, the causes of those attitudes, and the ways in which U.S. government officials have conducted public diplomacy programs to try to deal with misunderstandings and misconceptions about U.S. policy, society, and culture.

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Academic Listening Encounters  American Studies Teacher s Manual

by Kim Sanabria,Carlos Sanabria

Develops students' listening, note-taking, and discussion skills using authentic interviews and lectures and a variety of pre- and post-listening activities.

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Bulls in the China Shop and Other Sino American Business Encounters

by Randall E. Stross

"An entertaining, fact-filled journey through the past two decades of Chinese and American business interaction.... Stross's chapters on the adoption of modern management practices in China shine for their detailed analysis and ... their extremely thorough use of primary Chinese-language newspaper and magazine documentation.... [His] two chapters on Americans and their expatriate lives in China are also well written and complete." --China Review International, Spring 1994

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French Encounters with the American Counterculture  1960 1980

by Caroline Maniaque Benton

It is normally asserted that French architects looked to North America for technical lessons in the development of modern architecture in the 1960s but that the French cultural environment was generally hostile to American ideas. This book includes interv

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American Encounters

by Kevin M. Murphy

"American Encounters: Anglo-American Portraiture in an Era of Revolution is published in conjunction with the exhibition New Frontier. Portraits anglo-amaericains aa l'heure de la Raevolution at the Musaee du Louvre from January 31 to April 28, 2014, and American Encounters: Anglo-American Portraiture in an Era of Revolution at Crystal Bridges Museum of Art from May 17 to August 4, 2014, and the High Museum of Art from September 28, 2014, to January 18, 2015."

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American Turkish Encounters

by Bilge Nur Criss,Selcuk Esenbel,Tony Greenwood

Turkey and the United States have been critically important to each other since the beginning of the Cold War. The history of Turkish-American relations includes not only strategic, but also political, social, cultural and intellectual dimensions. While critical to understanding Turkish-American relations, these dimensions rarely surface in today’s discourse, which reduces bilateral relations to issues currently being contested. In reality, the encounter between East and West embodied in Turkish-American interactions ranges from the official and diplomatic, to unofficial and

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Intertextual Encounters in American Fiction  Film  and Popular Culture

by Michael Dunne

Intertextual encounters occur whenever an author or the author s text recognizes, references, alludes to, imitates, parodies, or otherwise elicits an audience member s familiarity with other texts. F. Scott Fitzgerald and Nathanael West use the fiction of Horatio Alger, Jr., as an intertext in their novels, The Great Gatsby and A Cool Million. Callie Khouri and Ridley Scott use the buddy-road-picture genre as an intertext for their Thelma and Louise. In all these cases, intertextual encounters take place between

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Academic Encounters  American Studies Student s Book

by Jessica Williams

Prepares students for listening, note-taking, classroom discussion, reading and writing on topics in American history and culture. Aimed at a secondary school audience.

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Encounters with American Ethnic Cultures

by Philip L. Kilbride,Jane C. Goodale,Elizabeth R. Ameisen

Includes material on African-Americans, Welsh-Americans, Irish-Americans, Ukrainian-Americans, Jewish-Americans, Greek-Americans, Puerto Rican-Americans, and Cambodian-Americans.

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Encounters With American Culture

by Peter S. Prescott

This collection of essays discusses some of the important books, authors, and literary trends of a volatile era in American and world literature whose cultural repercussions are still being felt. Peter S. Prescott was one of the most penetrating, knowledgeable, and sensitive critics to write for a general audience in the tradition of Edmund Wilson. Readers will discover not only Prescott's acute and subtle comments on the enduring and/or representative books of the time, but also his humor and

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Austria and America  20th Century Cross Cultural Encounters

by Joshua Parker,Ralph J. Poole

Through literature, film, diplomatic relations, and academic exchanges, this volume examines key historical points in Austrian-American relations of the past century, pondering the roots of how and why "austrianness" was adapted to American culture, and how America's cultural lens focused on the two countries' exchanges. From Freud's early reception, to FDR's policy toward Austrian refugees in the Pacific, and from film adaptations to film-writing, literature and Freudianism during the McCarthy era, it reviews encounters between Austria and the United States,

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American Encounters

by Stephanie Mayer Heydt

"This book is part of a series published to accompany a sequence of four special installations co-organized by Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, the High Museum of Art, the Musee du Louvre, and the Terra Foundation for American Art."

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Encounters in the American Mountain West

by Ian R Mitchell

Over the past 14 years Boardman-Tasker award-winner Ian R Mitchell has been a frequent visitor to the wilds of Utah and the surrounding US Mountain States. His motive has been not only to learn about the area he calls almost a 'black hole for Americans and foreigners alike' but also to get to know the people who live there and the wilderness many of them know little about. This book comprises 10 essays covering his visits to the grounds of the ancient

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