The Village Schoolmaster;Two Daughters, Two Cultures

Author: Elaine Mae Gunderson,Lori Christiansen,1st World Publishing

Publisher: 1st World Publishing

ISBN: 9781421891569

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 324

View: 4965

In 1938 our father Herman Larsen takes a position with the Alaska Native Service to teach in a small Athabascan Indian village. Herman, his wife Mae, and their eight-year-old daughter Etola travel from Mandan, North Dakota, for 58 days to get to their new home. In April of 1941 Mae and Etola return to Mandan to wait for the birth of their second daughter Yvonne. On March 3rd of 1942 an Indian woman gives birth to twins who appear to be white. The news of the birth of white twins spreads around the village, but Herman, the only white man in the village, denies any involvement saying the mother's husband is part Russian and the villagers are a bunch of "gossips." The Larsens experience tragedy in March of 1943 when Etola dies of hepatitis. Subsequently they live in three other Alaskan villages, during which time Robert (Bud) and Elaine are born, then leave Alaska forever. Nearly 50 years later, Yvonne returns to Alaska. There a native woman tells her that we have a half-sister

Coping with Two Cultures

British Asian and Indo-Canadian Adolescents

Author: Paul Avtar Singh Ghuman

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781853592027

Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 1051

"This book makes a significant contribution to our understanding of the issues and concerns of the second-generation Asian young people living in Britain and Canada. It is based on extensive fieldwork data collected through an attitude scale, a questionnaire and interviews with young people. Also a large number of parents, teachers and a small number of community leaders were interviewed to place the discussion in a broader framework. Verbatim extracts are used liberally to give the reader both the flavour and tone of responses. What emerges is an optimistic picture. The young people in the study are developing a bicultural outlook to reconcile the differing values of school and home. The majority of them are at ease with both cultures - the Indo-Canadians more so than the British Asians."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Culture or Chaos in the Village

The Journey to Cultural Fluency

Author: Ursula Thomas

Publisher: R&L Education

ISBN: 1607099268

Category: Education

Page: 154

View: 5379

Readers of this book will learn how to create and/or examine critical issues about culture and beliefs and the way these issues influence perceptions on how diverse learners experience learning. This book motivates the reader to examine, their own biases about instructional choices in the context of culture in classrooms.

Between Two Cultures

The Case of Cambodian Women in America

Author: Mitra Das

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9780820474939

Category: History

Page: 139

View: 886

"Between Two Cultures: The Case of Cambodian Women in America" is a study of Cambodian (Khmer) refugee women who settled in Lowell, Massachusetts, a city known for its immigrant history. This study describes the -journeys- made and the challenges faced by these newcomers as they attempted resettlement in an environment very different from their home country. Simply and lucidly, Mitra Das gives us captivating insights and an understanding of the experiences of this group of refugees from -different shores.- In so doing, she brings to life the processes and conditions that are important for adaptation to American society. It can be a valuable source for understanding the dynamics of migration, ethnicity, and gender and can be used for those courses in sociology. People outside of academia working with refugee and immigrant groups will also find this book to be a valuable resource."

Shot on Location

Postwar American Cinema and the Exploration of Real Place

Author: R. Barton Palmer

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813575494

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 290

View: 4810

In the early days of filmmaking, before many of Hollywood’s elaborate sets and soundstages had been built, it was common for movies to be shot on location. Decades later, Hollywood filmmakers rediscovered the practice of using real locations and documentary footage in their narrative features. Why did this happen? What caused this sudden change? Renowned film scholar R. Barton Palmer answers this question in Shot on Location by exploring the historical, ideological, economic, and technological developments that led Hollywood to head back outside in order to capture footage of real places. His groundbreaking research reveals that wartime newsreels had a massive influence on postwar Hollywood film, although there are key distinctions to be made between these movies and their closest contemporaries, Italian neorealist films. Considering how these practices were used in everything from war movies like Twelve O’Clock High to westerns like The Searchers, Palmer explores how the blurring of the formal boundaries between cinematic journalism and fiction lent a “reality effect” to otherwise implausible stories. Shot on Location describes how the period’s greatest directors, from Alfred Hitchcock to Billy Wilder, increasingly moved beyond the confines of the studio. At the same time, the book acknowledges the collaborative nature of moviemaking, identifying key roles that screenwriters, art designers, location scouts, and editors played in incorporating actual geographical locales and social milieus within a fictional framework. Palmer thus offers a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at how Hollywood transformed the way we view real spaces.

Asian American Religious Cultures [2 volumes]

Author: Jonathan H. X. Lee,Fumitaka Matsuoka,Edmond Yee,Ronald Y. Nakasone

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1598843311

Category: Religion

Page: 1060

View: 8214

A resource ideal for students as well as general readers, this two-volume encyclopedia examines the diversity of the Asian American and Pacific Islander spiritual experience. • Covers both common motifs in Asian American religious culture, such as Chinese New Year festivals and mortuary rituals, as well as many newly established faith traditions • Contains entries on rarely addressed topics within Asian American religion, such as Hezhen Shamanism

Does the Village Still Raise the Child?

A Collaborative Study of Changing Child-Rearing and Early Education in Kenya

Author: Beth Blue Swadener,Kabiru,Njenga

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791447574

Category: Education

Page: 322

View: 8149

Considers the impacts of rapid social, economic, and cultural change on child-rearing and early education in Kenya.

The School for Good and Evil, Band 3: Und wenn sie nicht gestorben sind

Author: Soman Chainani

Publisher: Ravensburger Buchverlag Otto Maier GmbH

ISBN: 3473478091

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 608

View: 3406

ENDE GUT, ALLES GUT? Agatha ist nach Gavaldon zurückgekehrt, Sophie ist in der Schule der Guten und Bösen geblieben. Doch ihre Trennung hat dramatische Folgen: Plötzlich werden nicht nur ihre eigenen Märchen neu geschrieben, sondern auch die der unzähligen Bösewichte, die nun ihre Chance wittern, sich zu rächen. Sie wollen das Gute für immer auslöschen und eine Herrschaft des Bösen errichten - mit Sophie als ihrer Königin. Das grandiose Finale der märchenhaften Fantasy-Trilogie.

The Dawn

of an Immigrant Family

Author: Pon Kulendiren

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479714291

Category: Fiction

Page: 126

View: 1938

“The Dawn” This novel is the story of a refugee family from Eelam in Sri Lanka in Canada. As immigrant, they meet people of different cultures, face new living conditions and attempt to adjust them. Initially, the head of the family hesitated to migrate with his family to Canada. The situation in the village changed, as his beautiful eldest intelligent daughter was kidnapped by the army. The youths from the Tamil liberation movement saved her life from the army. For security reasons, since she joined the movement, they left their eldest daughter in Eelam and migrated to Canada as refugees. The family encounters change of culture in Scarborough, considered as “Small Jaffna”, where many Jaffna Tamil families live. The novel touches on the issues the family faced and the challenges in life they meet. The second daughter became friendly in her school with a Sri Lankan Singhalese boy, against parents wish. The novel covers the various problems faced by Tamil families in Scarborough and earns revenue using their skills. Circumstances made them to return to Eelam. They had the opportunity to meet their eldest daughter in an unexpected condition of hers. Their hope about her future was shattered although she had a different vision for the future. The final outcome of the story involves the family to get involved in implementing the project” Dawn” for disabled children.

A Kwakiutl Village and School

Author: Harry F. Wolcott

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 9780759105256

Category: History

Page: 163

View: 9766

This book is a reprint of a now classic text dealing with Wolcott's dissertation topic on the study of a Kwakiutl Indian village and the one-room school he taught at Village Island in the Alert Bay region of British Columbia. Within the book, Wolcott's interest in anthropology and training as an educator are blended together to present a unique look into the educational training of Indian children. Village life and the social environment from which young Indian children learn cultural conventions are skillfully contrasted with the formal, structured educational system of which Wolcott as a teacher is part of within the village. In showing these two opposing educational systems, the author is able to highlight problems that arise and additionally the issues which come from an ethnographer being involved in a situation more than through just observation."

Migration Italy

The Art of Talking Back in a Destination Culture

Author: Graziella Parati

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442620080

Category: History

Page: 282

View: 8895

In terms of migration, Italy is often thought of as a source country - a place from which people came rather than one to which people go. However, in the past few decades, Italy has indeed become a destination for many people from poor or war-torn countries seeking a better life in a stable environment. Graziella Parati's Migration Italy examines immigration to Italy in the past twenty years, and explores the processes of cultural hybridization that have occurred. Working from a cultural studies viewpoint, Parati constructs a theoretical framework for discussing Italy as a country of immigration. She gives special attention to immigrant literature, positing that it functions as an act of resistance, a means to talk back to the laws that regulate the lives of migrants. Parati also examines Italian cinema, demonstrating how native and non-native filmmakers alike create parallels between old and new migrations, complicating the definitions of sameness and difference. These definitions and the complexities inherent in the different cultural, legal, and political positions of Italy's people are at the heart of Migration Italy, a unique work of immense importance for understanding society in both modern-day Italy and, indeed, the entire European continent.

The Culture-Bound Syndromes

Folk Illnesses of Psychiatric and Anthropological Interest

Author: Ronald C. Simons,C.C. Hughes

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400952511

Category: Social Science

Page: 518

View: 5963

In the last few years there has been a great revival of interest in culture-bound psychiatric syndromes. A spate of new papers has been published on well known and less familiar syndromes, and there have been a number of attempts to put some order into the field of inquiry. In a review of the literature on culture-bound syndromes up to 1969 Yap made certain suggestions for organizing thinking about them which for the most part have not received general acceptance (see Carr, this volume, p. 199). Through the seventies new descriptive and conceptual work was scarce, but in the last few years books and papers discussing the field were authored or edited by Tseng and McDermott (1981), AI-Issa (1982), Friedman and Faguet (1982) and Murphy (1982). In 1983 Favazza summarized his understanding of the state of current thinking for the fourth edition of the Comprehensive Textbook of Psychiatry, and a symposium on culture-bound syndromes was organized by Kenny for the Eighth International Congress of Anthropology and Ethnology. The strong est impression to emerge from all this recent work is that there is no substantive consensus, and that the very concept, "culture-bound syndrome" could well use some serious reconsideration. As the role of culture-specific beliefs and prac tices in all affliction has come to be increasingly recognized it has become less and less clear what sets the culture-bound syndromes apart.

Other People's Children

Cultural Conflict in the Classroom

Author: Lisa Delpit

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 1595586547

Category: Education

Page: 223

View: 8478

Winner of an American Educational Studies Association Critics’ Choice Award and Choice Magazine’s Outstanding Academic book award, and voted one of Teacher Magazine’s “great books,” Other People’s Children has sold over 150,000 copies since its original hardcover publication. This anniversary paperback edition features a new introduction by Delpit as well as new framing essays by Herbert Kohl and Charles Payne. In a radical analysis of contemporary classrooms, MacArthur Award–winning author Lisa Delpit develops ideas about ways teachers can be better “cultural transmitters” in the classroom, where prejudice, stereotypes, and cultural assumptions breed ineffective education. Delpit suggests that many academic problems attributed to children of color are actually the result of miscommunication, as primarily white teachers and “other people’s children” struggle with the imbalance of power and the dynamics plaguing our system. A new classic among educators, Other People’s Children is a must-read for teachers, administrators, and parents striving to improve the quality of America’s education system.

Transformational Reminiscence

Life Story Work

Author: John A. Kunz, MS,Florence Gray Soltys, MSW, ACSW, LCSW

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826101051

Category: Psychology

Page: 248

View: 7650

"[A]s recently as fifty years ago people believed that reminiscing was a sign of senility....Today, along with a greater understanding of the significance of reminiscence we have seen the rising popularity of private memoirs in various forms, from oral histories by universities to audio and videotapes for family archives. John A. Kunz and Florence Gray Soltys have made a major contribution to the field by providing a framework for individuals and groups engaged in this enriching and important work." --Robert N. Butler, MD Finally, a book that takes a "big picture" look at the complexities of using life story work with older adults. Using the life story matrix as a framework, the authors and their contributors cover the complexities of reminiscence and life review, techniques and advice for making a personal story public, and the delicate balance of when to focus on content and when the process of telling one's life story can be therapeutic or destructive. Transformational Reminiscence teaches the reader how to use the full spectrum of life story approaches to enhance quality of life for older adults, ameliorate social and psychological problems, and intervene if they occur. Practical applications, anecdotes, exercises that help clarify the experiential side of the content, and helpful suggestions enhance each chapter and ensure a safe and ethical application of this technique. This book is a must read for anyone who uses a life story approach in his or her work with older adults or is teaching or supervising others in doing so.

Culture and Performance

The Challenge of Ethics, Politics and Feminist Theory

Author: Vikki Bell

Publisher: Berg

ISBN: 1847885446

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 9627

Cultural theory has taken a 'performative turn', shifting its focus from the textual nature of the world to how the social world is narrated, its subjects are subjected and its relations are ritually enacted. The rise of performativity in cultural theory - spearheaded in many ways by feminist theory - has profound implications for the way we think about ethics and politics. Indeed, as it concerns all aspects of 'difference', it reshapes the ways we think about the continuities and interruptions of social life itself.Culture and Performance explores the development and direction of the notion of performativity. It interrogates the idea of subjectivity, the possibility of ethics and, beyond this, it explores new ways of thinking political imaginations and possibilities. It traces the implications of the concept, and assesses the critique that is emerging from a renewed interest in creativity.