Crossroads of Culture Book

Crossroads of Culture


  • Author : Chip Colwell-Chanthaphonh
  • Publisher : University Press of Colorado
  • Release Date : 2010-05-15
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781607320258

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Crossroads of Culture Excerpt :

The hectic front of the Denver Museum of Nature & Science hides an unseen back of the museum that is also bustling. Less than 1 percent of the museum's collections are on display at any given time, and the Department of Anthropology alone cares for more than 50,000 objects from every corner of the globe not normally available to the public. This lavishly illustrated book presents and celebrates the Denver Museum of Nature & Science's exceptional anthropology collections for the first time. The book presents 123 full-color images to highlight the museum's cultural treasures. Selected for their individual beauty, historic value, and cultural meaning, these objects connect different places, times, and people. From the mammoth hunters of the Plains to the first American pioneer settlers to the flourishing Hispanic and Asian diasporas in downtown Denver, the Rocky Mountain region has been home to a breathtaking array of cultures. Many objects tell this story of the Rocky Mountains' fascinating and complex past, whereas others serve to bring enigmatic corners of the globe to modern-day Denver. Crossroads of Culture serves as a behind-the-scenes tour of the museum's anthropology collections. All the royalties from this publication will benefit the collections of the Denver Museum of Nature & Science's Department of Anthropology.

Theatre at the Crossroads of Culture Book

Theatre at the Crossroads of Culture


  • Author : Patrice Pavis
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2003-09-02
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 219
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134928101

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Theatre at the Crossroads of Culture Excerpt :

Pavis analyses the political and aesthetic consequences of cultures meeting at the crossroads of theatre, looking at productions including Brook's Mahabharata, Cixous/Mnouchkine's Indiande, and Barba's Faust.

Crossroads and Cultures  Combined Volume Book

Crossroads and Cultures Combined Volume


  • Author : Bonnie G. Smith
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2012-01-30
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 1186
  • ISBN 10 : 9780312410179

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Crossroads and Cultures Combined Volume Excerpt :

Crossroads and Cultures: A History of the World’s Peoples incorporates the best current cultural history into a fresh and original narrative that connects global patterns of development with life on the ground. As the title, “Crossroads,” suggests, this new synthesis highlights the places and times where people exchanged goods and commodities, shared innovations and ideas, waged war and spread disease, and in doing so joined their lives to the broad sweep of global history. Students benefit from a strong pedagogical design, abundant maps and images, and special features that heighten the narrative’s attention to the lives and voices of the world’s peoples. Test drive a chapter today. Find out how.

Crossroads in Literature and Culture Book

Crossroads in Literature and Culture


  • Author : Jacek Fabiszak
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-11-05
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 532
  • ISBN 10 : 9783642219948

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Crossroads in Literature and Culture Excerpt :

The book contains a selection of papers focusing on the idea of crossing boundaries in literary and cultural texts composed in English. The authors come from different methodological schools and analyse texts coming from different periods and cultures, trying to find common ground (the theme of the volume) between the apparently generically and temporarily varied works and phenomena. In this way, a plethora of perspectives is offered, perspectives which represent a high standard both in terms of theoretical reflection and in-depth analysis of selected texts. Consequently, the volume is addressed to a wide scope of both scholars and students working in the field of English and American literary and cultural studies; furthermore, it will be of interest also to students interested in theoretical issues linked with investigations into literature and culture.

Crossroads and Cultures  Volume I  To 1450 Book

Crossroads and Cultures Volume I To 1450


  • Author : Bonnie G. Smith
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2012-01-30
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 630
  • ISBN 10 : 9780312442132

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Crossroads and Cultures Volume I To 1450 Excerpt :

Crossroads and Cultures: A History of the World’s Peoples incorporates the best current cultural history into a fresh and original narrative that connects global patterns of development with life on the ground. As the title, “Crossroads,” suggests, this new synthesis highlights the places and times where people exchanged goods and commodities, shared innovations and ideas, waged war and spread disease, and in doing so joined their lives to the broad sweep of global history. Students benefit from a strong pedagogical design, abundant maps and images, and special features that heighten the narrative’s attention to the lives and voices of the world’s peoples. Test drive a chapter today. Find out how.

Print Culture at the Crossroads Book

Print Culture at the Crossroads


  • Author : Elizabeth Dillenburg
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release Date : 2021-08-30
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 566
  • ISBN 10 : 9789004462342

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Print Culture at the Crossroads Excerpt :

This book investigates the importance of printing in early-modern Central Europe, revealing a complicated web of connections linking printers and scholars, Jews and Christians, from the Baltic to the Adriatic.

The Bible at Cultural Crossroads Book

The Bible at Cultural Crossroads


  • Author : Harriet Hill
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-07-16
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317640516

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The Bible at Cultural Crossroads Excerpt :

Bible translators have focused their efforts on preparing a text that is clear, natural and accurate, with the expectation that audiences will understand the message if it is in their language. Field research among the Adioukrou of Côte d'Ivoire shows that audiences also need to have access to the contextual information the author expected his audience to bring to the text. When such information is provided, both understanding of and interest in the message increase dramatically. These findings support Relevance Theory's claim that meaning is inferred from the interaction of text and context. To the extent that the contextual knowledge evoked by the text for contemporary audiences differs from that evoked for the first audience, understanding is impaired. The Bible at Cultural Crossroads presents a model to assist translators in identifying contextual mismatches and applies it on the thematic level to mismatches between first-century Jewish and Adioukrou views of the unseen world, and on the passage level to contextual mismatches arising from four Gospel passages. In-text and out-of-text solutions for adjusting contextual mismatches are explored, with field research results showing the effectiveness of various solutions. Context is shown to be both a significant factor in communication and a dynamic one. Translations of the text alone are not sufficient for successful communication.

Manga s Cultural Crossroads Book

Manga s Cultural Crossroads


  • Author : Jaqueline Berndt
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-03-14
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 319
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134102907

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Manga s Cultural Crossroads Excerpt :

Focusing on the art and literary form of manga, this volume examines the intercultural exchanges that have shaped manga during the twentieth century and how manga’s culturalization is related to its globalization. Through contributions from leading scholars in the fields of comics and Japanese culture, it describes "manga culture" in two ways: as a fundamentally hybrid culture comprised of both subcultures and transcultures, and as an aesthetic culture which has eluded modernist notions of art, originality, and authorship. The latter is demonstrated in a special focus on the best-selling manga franchise, NARUTO.

Crossroads and Cultures  Volume II  Since 1300 Book

Crossroads and Cultures Volume II Since 1300


  • Author : Bonnie G. Smith
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2012-01-30
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 672
  • ISBN 10 : 9780312442149

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Crossroads and Cultures Volume II Since 1300 Excerpt :

Crossroads and Cultures: A History of the World’s Peoples incorporates the best current cultural history into a fresh and original narrative that connects global patterns of development with life on the ground. As the title, “Crossroads,” suggests, this new synthesis highlights the places and times where people exchanged goods and commodities, shared innovations and ideas, waged war and spread disease, and in doing so joined their lives to the broad sweep of global history. Students benefit from a strong pedagogical design, abundant maps and images, and special features that heighten the narrative’s attention to the lives and voices of the world’s peoples. Test drive a chapter today. Find out how.

Geographical Indications at the Crossroads of Trade  Development  and Culture Book

Geographical Indications at the Crossroads of Trade Development and Culture


  • Author : Irene Calboli
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-06-16
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 571
  • ISBN 10 : 9781107166332

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Geographical Indications at the Crossroads of Trade Development and Culture Excerpt :

This volume focuses on the procedures for determining the geographical indicator labels for globally traded goods in the Asia-Pacific region. The book is also available as Open Access.

Sources of Crossroads and Cultures  Volume II  Since 1300 Book

Sources of Crossroads and Cultures Volume II Since 1300


  • Author : Bonnie G. Smith
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2012-01-30
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 338
  • ISBN 10 : 9780312559861

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Sources of Crossroads and Cultures Volume II Since 1300 Excerpt :

Two-volume primary source reader for use in conjuction with: Crossroads and cultures / Bonnie G. Smith ... [et al.].

Beyond the Crossroads Book

Beyond the Crossroads


  • Author : Adam Gussow
  • Publisher : UNC Press Books
  • Release Date : 2017-09-05
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 417
  • ISBN 10 : 9781469633671

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Beyond the Crossroads Excerpt :

The devil is the most charismatic and important figure in the blues tradition. He's not just the music's namesake ("the devil's music"), but a shadowy presence who haunts an imagined Mississippi crossroads where, it is claimed, Delta bluesman Robert Johnson traded away his soul in exchange for extraordinary prowess on the guitar. Yet, as scholar and musician Adam Gussow argues, there is much more to the story of the devil and the blues than these cliched understandings. In this groundbreaking study, Gussow takes the full measure of the devil's presence. Working from original transcriptions of more than 125 recordings released during the past ninety years, Gussow explores the varied uses to which black southern blues people have put this trouble-sowing, love-wrecking, but also empowering figure. The book culminates with a bold reinterpretation of Johnson's music and a provocative investigation of the way in which the citizens of Clarksdale, Mississippi, managed to rebrand a commercial hub as "the crossroads" in 1999, claiming Johnson and the devil as their own.

Black Cultural Traffic Book

Black Cultural Traffic


  • Author : Harry Justin Elam
  • Publisher : University of Michigan Press
  • Release Date : 2005-12-02
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 438
  • ISBN 10 : 0472068407

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Black Cultural Traffic traces how blackness travels globally in performance, engaging the work of an international and interdisciplinary mix of scholars, critics, and practicing artists.

Cultural Crossroads Book

Cultural Crossroads


  • Author : Ann D. Clark, PhD
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release Date : 2016-01-22
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 172
  • ISBN 10 : 9781491784792

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Cultural Crossroads Excerpt :

Whether you are relocating for a month or a year, moving to Tokyo or Barcelona, going solo or bringing your family of five, Cultural Crossroads has all the information you need to make the most of your expatriate assignment. To be successful abroad, expatriates only need to change one thing EVERYTHING! Dr. Ann Clark Becoming an expatriate can be like starting life over. You effectively have a new job, with an entire new set of co-workers, whose culture and language are extremely different. Youll have to find a new house in a strange city, in a very short period of time. Your family will need to find new schools, friends, sports, day care, language classes and grocery stores. And they may be unhappy about all of this change and blame it on you! Why would anyone take on this seemingly impossible task? Because it is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for you and your family to see the world and get paid to do it. Thousands of American families have made the transition to living abroad successfully. Some even choose to stay. Cultural Crossroads will not only give you a roadmap for the expatriate process, but real life examples of people who are living the dream.

Crossroads Between Culture and Mind Book

Crossroads Between Culture and Mind


  • Author : Gustav Jahoda
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 1993
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 244
  • ISBN 10 : 0674177754

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Crossroads Between Culture and Mind Excerpt :

The relationship between "mind" and "culture" has become a prominent - and fashionable - issue in psychology during the last quarter of the twentieth century. The conflict is between those who see the human mind as being generated from, and an intimate part of, culture and those, usually termed cognitivists, who view the mind as essentially separate from the environment. Gustav Jahoda traces the historical origins of this conflict to demonstrate that thinkers' preoccupation with the relationship between mind and culture is a very old one. The salient issues began to crystallize three centuries ago in Europe in the form of two distinct traditions whose contrasting conceptions of human nature and the human mind still remain the focus of current debates. The dominant one was produced by the scientific approach that had proved so successful in the physical realm. This view, associated with the Enlightenment, holds that mind is an essential part of nature and subject to its fixed laws. As a result of the influence of external factors such as climate and ecology, mind creates culture but remains essentially unchanged. The opposite view, which dates back to Vico and was espoused by anti-Enlightenment thinkers, is that the mind is separate from nature, an entity that both creates and is extensively modified by culture in a constant cycle of mutual determination. The growing prestige of experimental psychology has led to a heated debate between supporters of the rival traditions: is psychology a science or a cultural discipline? Jahoda identifies the current form of this debate as but a phase in psychology's long fascination with the role that culture plays in the formation of the mind. This book is a formidable achievement by one of Europe's most distinguished and erudite psychologists.