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Download Partizipation, Wissen und Motivation im Politikunterricht: by Barbara Landwehr PDF

By Barbara Landwehr

Kompetenzzuwachs im Politikunterricht wird durch kompetenzorientierten Unterricht besser erreicht als durch herkömmlichen Unterricht. Zu diesem Ergebnis kommt die Interventionsstudie mit 1071 Schülerinnen und Schülern der nine. und 10. Klasse. Die Studie zeigt die empirischen Zusammenhänge zwischen politischem Informationsverhalten, verschiedenen Selbstkonzepten und politischem Wissen. Zudem stellt sie heraus, dass die Wirkung des Politikunterrichts durch verschiedene motivationale Einflussfaktoren verbessert werden kann und zeigt eine Unabhängigkeit von Partizipationserfahrung und Wissen. 

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Download German Film after Germany: Toward a Transnational Aesthetic by Randall Halle PDF

By Randall Halle

What is the paintings of movie within the age of transnational creation? to reply to that question, Randall Halle makes a speciality of the movie of Germany, certainly one of Europe's greatest movie markets and one of many world's biggest film-producing international locations. within the Nineties Germany skilled an severe transition from a state-subsidized mode of movie construction that used to be freed from frightened issues approximately revenue and viewers leisure to a method ruled through inner most curiosity and massive capital. whilst, the eu Union started actively drawing jointly the nationwide markets of Germany and different ecu international locations, sublating their person significances right into a synergistic entire. This publication experiences those adjustments largely, but additionally makes a speciality of the differences of their specific nationwide context. It balances movie politics and movie aesthetics, tracing variations in financing besides analyses of specific motion pictures to explain the results at the movie item itself. Halle concludes that we witness presently the emergence of a brand new transnational aesthetic, a primary shift in cultural creation with ramifications for communal identifications, nation solidarity, and nationwide economies.

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Download Fringe Florida: Travels among Mud Boggers, Furries, by Lynn Waddell PDF

By Lynn Waddell

Most humans stopover at the light nation for its topic parks and seashores, yet there's one other part to Florida, an underbelly few travelers ever see, a outer edge so much citizens find out about but--out of decorum or discomfort--prefer to not speak about. In Fringe Florida, Lynn Waddell explores the often unique, usually sensational, and infrequently illicit worlds of the oddest kingdom within the nation.

Waddell takes the reader on a colourful trip to fulfill the main unconventional of Floridians in incredible and fantastic areas. At Fetish Con, she befriends furries and pony women. She travels to Cassadaga, the oldest energetic Spiritualist group within the South, the place proficient mediums communicate with the lifeless, and to the Holy Land adventure subject park in Orlando, the place you possibly can devour a scorching puppy whereas observing a reenactment of the Crucifixion. She interviews the founding father of the leather-based & Lace bike membership, a Daytona Beach-area grandmother who hosts the club's annual collecting at her subdivision domestic the place rankings of woman bikers camp out on her garden. At an Animal Amnesty Day outdoors Busch Gardens, Waddell meets unique reptile vendors who surrender their beloved-but no-longer-manageable pets and others who vie to take domestic the cast-offs.

If you have ever desired to parade round on a pimped-out swamp buggy amidst a pair thousand beer-swigging dust boggers or go to sleep with a python hissing on your ear, been tempted to convey a Capuchin monkey in a stroller to a bit League online game, or reflected sitting at the seashore ready to be picked up through a alien craft yet couldn’t really convey your self to such extremes, Fringe Florida is for you.

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Download The Comic Book Film Adaptation: Exploring Modern Hollywood’s by Liam Burke PDF

By Liam Burke

�There isn't any greater, smarter exam of the connection among comics and film.�

�Mark Waid, Eisner Award-winning author of Kingdom Come and Daredevil

In the summer season of 2000 X-Men passed all field place of work expectancies and ushered in an period of remarkable construction of comedian ebook movie variations. This pattern, now in its moment decade, has blossomed into Hollywood�s best style. From superheroes to Spartan warriors, The comedian e-book movie Adaptation deals the 1st devoted research to ascertain how comedian books moved from the fringes of pop culture to the guts of mainstream movie production.

Through in-depth research, interviews, and viewers examine, this booklet charts the cause-and-effect of this influential development. It considers the cultural traumas, enterprise calls for, and electronic chances that Hollywood confronted on the sunrise of the twenty-first century. The controlled to fulfill those demanding situations via exploiting comics and their latest audiences. despite the fact that, studios have been stuck off-guard whilst those comedian booklet fanatics, empowered via electronic media, started to effect the luck of those diversifications. still, filmmakers quickly constructed recommendations to use this extreme fanbase, whereas codifying the fashion right into a extra profitable style, the comedian ebook motion picture, which appealed to a fair wider viewers. vital to this bright pattern is a comic book aesthetic during which filmmakers make the most of electronic filmmaking applied sciences to interact with the language and conventions of comics like by no means before.

The comedian e-book movie Adaptation explores this targeted second during which cinema is encouraged, challenged, and enriched via the once-dismissed medium of comics.

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Download Steven Spielberg and Philosophy: We're Gonna Need a Bigger by Dean A. Kowalski,Dean A. Kowalski Ph.D. PDF

By Dean A. Kowalski,Dean A. Kowalski Ph.D.

Has any movie director had a better influence on pop culture than Steven Spielberg? even if filming Holocaust heroes and villains, squaddies, dinosaurs, extraterrestrials, or explorers looking for the Holy Grail, Spielberg has given filmgoers probably the most memorable characters and wrenching moments within the heritage of cinema. no matter what his subject―war, cloning, slavery, terrorism, or adventure―all of Spielberg's movies have one element in universal: a distinct view of the ethical textile of humanity. Dean A. Kowalski's Steven Spielberg and Philosophy is sort of a awesome dialog after an evening on the movie show, supplying new insights and unforeseen observations in regards to the director's such a lot widespread motion pictures. the various nation's most useful philosophers examine Spielberg's artwork, asking basic questions on the character of humanity, cinema, and Spielberg's expression of his selected subject matters. employing a number of philosophical ideas to the flicks, the ebook explores such themes because the ethical calls for of parenthood in struggle of the Worlds; the final word unknowability of the "other" in shut Encounters of the 3rd sort and Schindler's record; the connection among nature and morality in Jurassic Park; the suggestion of realization in A.I.: synthetic Intelligence; problems with conflict conception and ethics in Munich; and the root of human rights in Amistad. extraordinary in scope, this quantity illustrates the philosophical tenets of a wide selection of thinkers from Plato to Aquinas, Locke, and Levinas. participants introduce readers to philosophy whereas concurrently supplying deeper perception into Spielberg's method of filmmaking. The essays reflect on Spielberg's videos utilizing key philosophical cornerstones: metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, axiology, aesthetics, and political philosophy, between others. whilst, Steven Spielberg and Philosophy is out there to these new to philosophy, utilizing the philosophical platform to consider better concerns embedded in movie and asking primary questions on the character of cinema and the way meanings are negotiated. The authors contend that video clips don't current philosophy―rather philosophy is anything audience do whereas staring at and pondering movies. utilizing Spielberg's motion pictures as a platform for discussing those techniques, the authors think of questions that really shock the reader, providing penetrating insights that would be welcomed through movie critics, philosophers, and enthusiasts alike.

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Download The Public on the Public: The British Public as Trust, by C. Westall,M. Gardiner PDF

By C. Westall,M. Gardiner

In Britain, the resistance to renowned decision allowed through the monetary build of the general public has been such a success that this time period, public, has to be re-read as politically paralyzing. the matter, our challenge, is the general public - which we're so frequently informed will convey us jointly and supply for us - and it really is this we needs to movement beyond.

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Download Media Spectacle and Insurrection, 2011: From the Arab by Douglas Kellner PDF

By Douglas Kellner

For the inaugural ebook in our severe Adventures in New Media sequence, Douglas Kellner elaborates upon his renowned thought which explores how media spectacle can be utilized as a key to analyzing modern tradition and politics. Grounded in either cultural and communique thought, Kellner argues that politics, struggle, information and data, media occasions (like terrorist assaults or royal weddings), and now democratic uprisings, are at present equipped round media spectacles, and demonstrates how and why this has happened.

Rooting the discussions inside key occasions of 2011 - together with the warfare in Libya, the Arab Uprisings, the marriage of William Windsor to Kate Middleton, the killing of Osama bin weighted down, and the Occupy activities - The Time of the Spectacle makes a hugely proper contribution to the sector of media and communique stories. It bargains a clean standpoint at the subject matter of latest media spectacle and politics through adopting an process that's dependent round severe social and cultural idea. This sequence provides scholars a robust severe grounding from which to ascertain new media.

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Download My British Invasion: The Inside Story on The Yardbirds, The by Harold Bronson PDF

By Harold Bronson

Co-founder of Rhino files, Harold Bronson, tells his tale. As a passionate song fan who explored the British track scene and met a number of the performers whose tune he enjoyed, and every now and then obtained to grasp them as a track journalist, tune govt, or pal, Harold supplies an insiders account of London's Nineteen Seventies track scene.

With chapters on Harold's immersion in London’s rock scene within the early ’70s and others on major track makers from the ’60s and ’70s, My British Invasion provides either huge and small scopes of the scene that introduced us Herman's Hermits, The Hollies, The Kinks, The Yardbirds, Johnny Rotten, and Pirate Radio.

A needs to for all song fanatics of the British Invasion of the Sixties and 70s.

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Download Neoliberal Culture: Living with American Neoliberalism by Patricia Ventura PDF

By Patricia Ventura

Departing from the traditional realizing of neoliberalism as a suite of monetary and political regulations favoring loose markets, Neoliberal tradition provides a framework for reading neoliberalism within the usa as a culture-or constitution of feeling- which shapes American lifestyle. The booklet proposes 5 'components' because the keys to any examine of yank neoliberal tradition: biopower, corporatocracy, globalization, the erosion of welfare-state society, and hyperlegality, those 5 parts allowing wealthy analyses of key artifacts of the neoliberal period, together with the Iraq warfare, Las Vegas, welfare reform, Walmart, and Oprah's publication membership. conscientiously geared up in accordance with its significant topics and adopting a case examine process so one can permit for thorough, illustrated analyses, this publication is a crucial instrument for students and scholars of latest cultural reviews, pop culture, American stories, and sociology.

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