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Doing School: How We Are Creating a Generation of

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Denise Clark Pope

Doing School: How We Are Creating a Generation of Stressed Out, Materialistic, and Miseducated Students

Editura: Yale University Press

Anul aparitiei: 2003

A revealing look at where high schoolers' pursuit of excellence can lead This book offers a revealing--and troubling--view of today's high school students and the ways they pursue high grades and success. Veteran teacher Denise Pope follows five highly regarded students through a school year and discovers that these young people believe getting ahead requires manipulating the system, scheming, lying, and cheating. On the one hand, they work hard in school, participate in extracurricular activities, serve their communities, earn awards and honors, and appear to uphold school values. But on the other hand, they feel that in order to get ahead they must compromise their values. In short, they "do school"--that is, they are not really engaged with learning nor can they commit to such values as integrity and community. The words and actions of these five students--two boys and three girls from diverse ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds--underscore the frustrations of being caught in a "grade trap" that pins future success to high grades and test scores. Their stories raise critical questions that are too important for parents, educators, and community leaders to ignore. Are schools ...

  

Unlocking the Gates: How and Why Leading

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Taylor Walsh

Unlocking the Gates: How and Why Leading Universities Are Opening Up Access to Their Courses

Editura: Princeton University Press

Anul aparitiei: 2010

How elite universities are entering the world of online education Over the past decade, a small revolution has taken place at some of the world's leading universities, as they have started to provide free access to undergraduate course materials--including syllabi, assignments, and lectures--to anyone with an Internet connection. Yale offers high-quality audio and video recordings of a careful selection of popular lectures, MIT supplies digital materials for nearly all of its courses, Carnegie Mellon boasts a purpose-built interactive learning environment, and some of the most selective universities in India have created a vast body of online content in order to reach more of the country's exploding student population. Although they don't offer online credit or degrees, efforts like these are beginning to open up elite institutions--and may foreshadow significant changes in the way all universities approach teaching and learning. Unlocking the Gates is one of the first books to examine this important development. Drawing on a wide range of sources, including extensive interviews with university leaders, Taylor Walsh traces the evolution of these online courseware projects and ...

  

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an

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Frederick Douglass

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave: Written by Himself

Editura: Yale University Press

Anul aparitiei: 2001

The powerful story of slavery that has become a classic of American autobiography, in an authoritative edition "This edition is the most valuable teaching tool on slavery and abolition available today. It is exceptional."--Nancy Hewitt, Distinguished Professor Emerita, Rutgers University "None so dramatically as Douglass integrated both the horror and the great quest of the African-American experience into the deep stream of American autobiography. He advanced and extended that tradition and is rightfully designated one of its greatest practitioners."--John W. Blassingame, from the Introduction The autobiography of Frederick Douglass (1818-1895), Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave, is widely regarded as a classic of American nineteenth-century history, of African American studies, and of literature. In 1845, just seven years after his escape from slavery, the young Douglass published this powerful account of his life as a slave and his triumph over oppression. The book, which marked the beginning of Douglass's career as an impassioned writer, journalist, and orator for the abolitionist cause, reveals the terrors he faced as a slave, the brutalities of ...

  

Caesar: Life of a Colossus

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Adrian Goldsworthy

Caesar: Life of a Colossus

Editura: Yale University Press

Anul aparitiei: 2008

Named 2006 Best Book of the Year by Amazon.com "An authoritative and exciting portrait not only of Caesar but of the complex society in which he lived."--Steven Coates, New York Times Book Review "The best introduction to Caesar and his world that is currently available."--Karl Galinsky, Bookforum Tracing the extraordinary trajectory of the great Roman emperor's life, Goldsworthy covers not only the great Roman emperor's accomplishments as charismatic orator, conquering general, and powerful dictator but also lesser-known chapters during which he was high priest of an exotic cult, captive of pirates, seducer not only of Cleopatra but also of the wives of his two main political rivals, and rebel condemned by his own country. Ultimately, Goldsworthy realizes the full complexity of Caesar's character and shows why his political and military leadership continues to resonate some two thousand years later. In the introduction to his biography of the great Roman emperor, Adrian Goldsworthy writes, "Caesar was at times many things, including a fugitive, prisoner, rising politician, army leader, legal advocate, rebel, dictator . . . as well as husband, father, lover and adulterer." In this ...

  

Two Lives: Gertrude and Alice

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Janet Malcolm

Two Lives: Gertrude and Alice

Editura: Yale University Press

Anul aparitiei: 2008

Winner of the PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography: the story of the mystifying relationship between the brilliant and affable Gertrude Stein and her brooding companion, Alice B. Toklas "Janet Malcolm deftly captures Alice B. Toklas's legendary 40-year partnership with the brilliant modernist Gertrude Stein in Two Lives, clearing up a few mysteries along the way--including how two Jewish women were able to survive World War II in their provincial French ch√Ęteau with the help of a Vichy collaborator."--Vogue "Shrewd, humane, and beautifully written."-- John Gross, Wall Street Journal "How had the pair of elderly Jewish lesbians survived the Nazis?" Janet Malcolm asks at the beginning of this extraordinary work of literary biography and investigative journalism. The pair, of course, is Gertrude Stein, the modernist master "whose charm was as conspicuous as her fatness" and "thin, plain, tense, sour" Alice B. Toklas, the "worker bee" who ministered to Stein's needs throughout their forty-year expatriate "marriage." As Malcolm pursues the truth of the couple's charmed life in a village in Vichy France, her subject becomes the larger question of biographical truth. "The ...

  

A Journey to Ohio in 1810: As Recorded in the

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Margaret Van Horn Dwight

A Journey to Ohio in 1810: As Recorded in the Journal of Margaret Van Horn Dwight

Editura: University of Nebraska Press

Anul aparitiei: 1991

In his introduction, Jay Gitlin, a professor of history at Yale University, says more about Margaret Van Horn Dwight's wagon journey in 1810 from New Haven, Connecticut, to Warren, Ohio, where she would find a husband, bear thirteen children, and die in middle-age.

  

Joseph Hopkins Twichell: The Life and Times of

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Steve Courtney

Joseph Hopkins Twichell: The Life and Times of Mark Twain's Closest Friend

Editura: University of Georgia Press

Anul aparitiei: 2010

Bewilderment often follows when one learns that Mark Twain's best friend of forty years was a minister. That Joseph Hopkins Twichell (1838-1918) was also a New Englander with Puritan roots only entrenches the "odd couple" image of Twain and Twichell. This biography adds new dimensions to our understanding of the Twichell-Twain relationship; more important, it takes Twichell on his own terms, revealing an elite Everyman--a genial, energetic advocate of social justice in an era of stark contrasts between America's "haves and have-nots." After Twichell's education at Yale and his Civil War service as a Union chaplain, he took on his first (and only) pastorate at Asylum Hill Congregational Church in Hartford, Connecticut, then the nation's most affluent city. Steve Courtney tells how Twichell shaped his prosperous congregation into a major force for social change in a Gilded Age metropolis, giving aid to the poor and to struggling immigrant laborers as well as supporting overseas missions and cultural exchanges. It was also during his time at Asylum Hill that Twichell would meet Twain, assist at Twain's wedding, and preside over a number of the family's weddings and funerals. Courtney ...

  

Democracy and the Problem of Free Speech

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Cass R. Sunstein

Democracy and the Problem of Free Speech

Editura: Free Press

Anul aparitiei: 1995

Freedom of speech is one of our greatest legal rights and Cass Sunstein is one of our greatest legal theorists. This book is a must read for anyone who wants to think seriously about the free speech issues facing this generation. -- Akhil Amar, Southmayd Professor, Yale Law School This is an important book. Beautifully clear and carefully argued, Sunstein's contribution reaches well beyond the confines of academic debate. It will be of interest to any citizen concerned about freedom of speech and the current state of American democracy. -- Joshua Cohen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology How can our constitutional protection of free speech serve to strengthen democracy? Cass Sunstein challenges conventional answers with a remarkable array of lucid arguments and legal examples. There is no better book on the subject. -- Amy Gutmann, Laurance S. Rockefeller University Professor, Princeton University

  

Psychology and Religion

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Carl Gustav Jung

Psychology and Religion

Editura: Yale University Press

Anul aparitiei: 1960

"These compact vigorous essays constitute Dr. Jung's most sustained interpretation of the religious function in individual experience."-- Journal of Social Philosophy "This psychological study of religion is particularly interesting in the light of current social and political movements throughout the world."-- The Personalist Dr. Carl Gustav Jung, author of some of the most provocative hypotheses in modern psychology, in this volume describes what he regards as an authentic religious function in the unconscious mind. Using a wealth of material from ancient and medieval gnostic, alchemistic, and occultistic literature, he discusses the religious symbolism of unconscious processes and the possible continuity of religious forms that have appeared and reappeared through the centuries.

  

Oedipus at Thebes: Sophocles Tragic Hero and His

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Bernard MacGregor Walke Knox

Oedipus at Thebes: Sophocles Tragic Hero and His Time

Editura: Yale University Press

Anul aparitiei: 1998

In this widely praised book, an eminent classicist examines Sophocles' Oedipus Tyrannus in the context of fifth-century B.C. Athens. In attempting to discover what the play meant to Sophocles' contemporaries-and in particular in disentangling Sophocles' ideas from Freud's psychoanalytical interpretations-Bernard Knox casts fresh light on its timeless and universal nature. For this edition, Knox has provided a new preface and a list of suggested readings. "What a joy it is to welcome this book back in print. As perennial as Sophocles' great play itself, Knox's work has never gone out of date, and never will."-Robert Fagles Reviews of the earlier editions: "A superb analysis, demonstrating that when classical study is aware of Freud and the techniques of modern literary criticism, it can be as exciting nowadays as it must have been during the Renaissance."-New Yorker "A superb critical and textual investigation."-New York Times "One of the major contributions to Sophoclean and to Greek studies in recent years."-Virginia Quarterly Review "A magnificent contribution ... which is really required reading."-Cedric Whitman, American Journal of Philology "A brilliant piece of work combining ...

  

Secrecy: The American Experience

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Daniel Patrick Moynihan

Secrecy: The American Experience

Editura: Yale University Press

Anul aparitiei: 1999

Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan here presents a fascinating account of the development of secrecy as a mode of regulation in American government since World War I-how it was born, how world events shaped it, how it has adversely affected momentous political decisions and events, and how it has eluded efforts to curtail or end it. Selected as a 1998 Notable Book of the Year by the New York Times Book Review Selected as one of the Best Nonfiction Books of 1998 by the Los Angeles Times Book Review "A withering account of the Government's bottomless appetite for 'intelligence'-that is, for collecting, concealing, suppressing, and manipulating it. It is a dismaying tale, though Moynihan has told it with uncommon liveliness and a mordant wit."-Sam Tanenhaus, New York Times Book Review "Moynihan has provided us with an interesting history of secrecy in the United States, and a provocative meditation on the patterns and implications of secrecy in the government."-Claire Berlinski, National Review "Moynihan astutely describes how our bureaucracies quickly learned that having information that others want is a source of power. The senator enlivens his book with fascinating historical examples ...

  

Building Cross-Cultural Competence: How to Create

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Charles Hampden-Turner, Fons Trompenaars

Building Cross-Cultural Competence: How to Create Wealth from Conflicting Values

Editura: Yale University Press

Anul aparitiei: 2000

Cross-cultural competence is a skill that has become increasingly essential for the managers in multinational companies. For other business people, this kind of competence may spell the difference between surviving and perishing in the new global economy. This book focuses on the dilemmas of these managers and offers constructive advice on dealing with culture shock and turning it to business advantage. Opposing values can be understood as complementary and reconcilable, say Charles Hampden-Turner and Fons Trompenaars. A manager who concentrates on integrating rather than polarizing values will make much better business decisions. Furthermore, the authors show, wealth is actually created by reconciling values-in-conflict.

  

Walden

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Henry David Thoreau

Walden

Editura: Yale University Press

Anul aparitiei: 2006

The ultimate gift edition of Walden for bibliophiles, aficionados, and scholars "Replaces all other available editions of Walden as the most attractive and reliable way to approach this great American book."--Joel Porte, author of Consciousness and Culture: Emerson and Thoreau Reviewed This is the authoritative edition of an American literary classic: Henry David Thoreau's Walden, an elegantly written record of his experiment in simple living. With this edition, Thoreau scholar Jeffrey S. Cramer has meticulously corrected errors and omissions from previous editions of Walden and provided illuminating notes on the biographical, historical, and geographical contexts of the great nineteenth-century writer and thinker's life. Cramer's newly edited text is based on the original 1854 edition of Walden, with emendations taken from Thoreau's draft manuscripts, his own markings on the page proofs, and notes in his personal copy of the book. In the editor's notes to the volume, Cramer quotes from sources Thoreau actually read, showing how he used, interpreted, and altered these sources. Cramer also glosses Walden with references to Thoreau's essays, journals, and correspondence. With the ...

  

The Merchant of Venice

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William Shakespeare

The Merchant of Venice

Editura: Yale University Press

Anul aparitiei: 2006

The Annotated Shakespeare series enables readers to fully understand and enjoy the plays of the world's greatest dramatist In this lively comedy of love and money in sixteenth-century Venice, Bassanio wants to impress the wealthy heiress Portia but lacks the necessary funds. He turns to his merchant friend, Antonio, who is forced to borrow from Shylock, a Jewish moneylender. When Antonio's business falters, repayment becomes impossible--and by the terms of the loan agreement, Shylock is able to demand a pound of Antonio's flesh. Portia cleverly intervenes, and all ends well (except of course for Shylock). This fully annotated version of Merchant of Venice makes the play completely accessible to readers in the twenty-first century. Eminent linguist and translator Burton Raffel offers generous help with vocabulary, pronunciation, and prosody and provides alternative readings of phrases and lines. His on-page annotations give readers all the tools they need to comprehend the play and begin to explore its many possible interpretations.

  

Charm Offensive: How China's Soft Power Is

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Joshua Kurlantzick

Charm Offensive: How China's Soft Power Is Transforming the World

Editura: Yale University Press

Anul aparitiei: 2008

A ground-level account of China's new diplomacy and how it could change international relations At the beginning of the twenty-first century, China is poised to become a major global power. And though much has been written of China's ri

  

Financial Statecraft: The Role of Financial

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Benn Steil, Robert E. Litan

Financial Statecraft: The Role of Financial Markets in American Foreign Policy

Editura: Yale University Press

Anul aparitiei: 2008

As trade flows expanded and trade agreements proliferated after World War II, governments--most notably the United States--came increasingly to use their power over imports and exports to influence the behavior of other countries. But trade is not the only way in which nations interact economically. Over the past two decades, another form of economic exchange has risen to a level of vastly greater significance and political concern: the purchase and sale of financial assets across borders. Nearly $2 trillion worth of currency now moves cross-border every day, roughly 90 percent of which is accounted for by financial flows unrelated to trade in goods and services--a stunning inversion of the figures in 1970. The time is ripe to ask fundamental questions about what Benn Steil and Robert Litan have coined as "financial statecraft," or those aspects of economic statecraft directed at influencing international capital flows. How precisely has the American government practiced financial statecraft? How effective have these efforts been? And how can they be made more effective? The authors provide penetrating and incisive answers in this timely and stimulating book.

  

Outsourcing War and Peace: Preserving Public

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Laura A. Dickinson

Outsourcing War and Peace: Preserving Public Values in a World of Privatized Foreign Affairs

Editura: Yale University Press

Anul aparitiei: 2011

Over the past decade, states and international organizations have shifted a surprising range of foreign policy functions to private contractors. But who is accountable when the employees of foreign private firms do violence or create harm? This timely book describes the services that are now delivered by private contractors and the threat this trend poses to core public values of human rights, democratic accountability, and transparency. The author offers a series of concrete reforms that are necessary to expand traditional legal accountability, construct better mechanisms of public participation, and alter the organizational structure and institutional culture of contractor firms. The result is a pragmatic, nuanced, and comprehensive set of responses to the problem of foreign affairs privatization.

  

The Craftsman

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Richard Sennett

The Craftsman

Editura: Yale University Press

Anul aparitiei: 2009

In his most ambitious book to date, Richard Sennett offers an original perspective on craftsmanship and its close connections to work and ethical values "[Sennett] compellingly explores the universe of skilled work."--Brian C. Anderson, Wall Street Journal Craftsmanship, says Richard Sennett, names the basic human impulse to do a job well for its own sake, and good craftsmanship involves developing skills and focusing on the work rather than ourselves. The computer programmer, the doctor, the artist, and even the parent and citizen all engage in a craftsman's work. In this thought-provoking book, Sennett explores the work of craftsmen past and present, identifies deep connections between material consciousness and ethical values, and challenges received ideas about what constitutes good work in today's world. The Craftsman engages the many dimensions of skill--from the technical demands to the obsessive energy required to do good work. Craftsmanship leads Sennett across time and space, from ancient Roman brickmakers to Renaissance goldsmiths to the printing presses of Enlightenment Paris and the factories of industrial London; in the modern world he explores what experiences of ...

  

Globalization at Risk: Challenges to Finance and

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Gary Clyde Hufbauer, Kati Suominen

Globalization at Risk: Challenges to Finance and Trade

Editura: Yale University Press

Anul aparitiei: 2010

Drawing on rigorous research, this book summarizes the payoffs from globalization past, and presents a roadmap for the future of globalization. History has declared globalization the winner of the 20th century. Globalization connected the world and created wealth unimaginable in the wake of the Second World War. But the financial crisis of 2008-09 has now placed at risk the liberal economic policies behind globalization. Engulfing the entire world, the crisis gave new fuel to the skeptics of the benefits of economic integration. Policy responses seem to favor anti-globalizers. New regulations could balkanize the global financial system, while widespread protectionist impulses might undo the Doha Round. Issues from climate change to national security may be used as convenient excuses to keep imports out, keep jobs at home, and to clamp down on global capital. Will globalization triumph or perish in the 21st century? What reforms make sense in the post-crisis world?International economists Gary Clyde Hufbauer and Kati Suominen argue that globalization has been a force of great good, one that needs to be actively advanced and honed. Drawing on the latest economic analyses, they ...

  

Potentia
Hobbes and Spinoza on Power and Popular

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Field Sandra Leonie (Assistant Professor of Humanities Assistant Professor of Humanities Yale-NUS College Singapore)

Potentia Hobbes and Spinoza on Power and Popular Politics

Editura: Oxford University Press Inc

Anul aparitiei: 2020

We live in an age of growing dissatisfaction with the standard operations of representative democracy. The solution, according to a long radical democratic tradition, is the unmediated power of the people. Mass plebiscites and mass protest movements are celebrated as the quintessential expression of popular power, and this power promises to transcend ordinary institutional politics. But the outcomes of mass political phenomena can be just as disappointing as the ordinary politics they sought to overcome, breeding skepticism about democratic politics in all its forms. Potentia argues that the very meaning of popular power needs to be rethought. It offers a detailed study of the political philosophies of Thomas Hobbes and Benedict de Spinoza, focusing on their concept of power as potentia, concrete power, rather than power as potestas, authorized power. Specifically, the book's argument turns on a new interpretation of potentia as a capacity that is dynamically constituted in a web of actual human relations. This means that a group's potentia reflects any hostility or hierarchy present in the relations between its members. There is nothing spontaneously egalitarian or good about ...

  
 
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