Student Development and Social Justice: Critical Learning, Radical Healing, and Community Engagement
We’ll Show the World Expo 88 – Brisbane’s Almighty Struggle for a Little Bit of Cred by Jackie Ryan
Daya Kishan Thussu, “Media on the Move: Global Flow and Contra-Flow”
Matthew C. Price, “The Advancement of Liberty: How American Democratic Principles Transformed the Twentieth Century”
A Delicate Balance: Global Perspectives on Innovation and Tradition in the History of Mathematics : A Festschrift in Honor of Joseph W. Dauben By David E. Rowe, Wann-Sheng Horng
?Student Development and Social Justice: Critical Learning, Radical Healing, and Community Engagement
English | 2018 | ISBN: 3319574566 | 321 Pages | PDF | 9.0 MB
This book weaves together critical components of student development and community building for social justice to prepare students to engage effectively in community-campus partnerships for social change. The author combines diverse theoretical models such as critical pedagogy, asset-based community development, and healing justice with lessons from programs promoting indigenous knowledge, decolonization, and mindfulness. Most importantly, this book links theory to practice, offering service-learning classroom activities, course and community partnership criteria, learning outcomes, and assessment rubrics. It speaks to students, faculty, administrators, and community members who are interested in utilizing community engagement as a vehicle for the development of students and communities towards wellbeing and social justice.
?We’ll Show the World Expo 88 – Brisbane’s Almighty Struggle for a Little Bit of Cred by Jackie Ryan
English | April 26th, 2018 | ISBN: 0702260894, 070225990X, 9780702259906 | 321 Pages | True PDF | 2.80 MB
How did one long and expensive party change a city forever? World Expo 88 was the largest, longest, and loudest of Australia’s bicentennial events. A shiny 1980s amalgam of cultural precinct, shopping mall, theme park, travelogue, and rock concert, Expo 88 is commonly credited as the catalyst for Brisbane’s ‘coming of age’. So how did an elaborate and expensive party change a city forever?
We’ll Show the World explores the shifting social and political environment of Expo 88, shaped as much by Queensland’s controversial premier Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen as it was by those who reacted against him. It shows how something initially greeted with outrage, scepticism, and indifference came to mean so much to so many, how a state better known for eliciting insults enchanted much of the nation, and how, to Brisbane, Expo was personal.
?Daya Kishan Thussu, “Media on the Move: Global Flow and Contra-Flow”
2006 | pages: 273 | ISBN: 0415354579 | PDF | 1,0 mb
Media on the Move provides a critical analysis of the dynamics of the international flow of images and ideas. This comes at a time when the political, economic and technological contexts within which media organisations operate are becoming increasingly global.
The surge in transnational traffic in media products has primarily benefited the major corporations such as Disney, AOL, Time Warner and News Corporation. However, as this book argues, new networks have emerged which buck this trend: Brazilian TV is watched in China, Indian films have a huge following in the Arab world and Al Jazeera has become a household name in the West.
Combining a theoretical perspective on contra-flow of media with grounded case studies into one up-to-date and accessible volume, Media on the Move provides a much-needed guide to the globalization of media, going beyond the standard Anglo-American view of this evolving phenomenon.
?Matthew C. Price, “The Advancement of Liberty: How American Democratic Principles Transformed the Twentieth Century”
2007 | pages: 353 | ISBN: 0313346186 | PDF | 1,2 mb
This book is a counterpoint to the prevailing view that the United States is an imperialist nation that has violently pursued power in the world to advance its own narrow interests. The basic theme is that at the dawn of the 20th century, there were six democracies in the world, but by century’s end, democracy was ascendant. This epic historical transformation has been thanks in great measure to the vision and sacrifices made by Americans. Matthew C. Price examines the great conflicts of the 20th century, showing how American democratic principles have utterly reshaped global values and politics.
The defeat of fascism and imperialism in World War II led to the Marshall Plan, the single most influential rebuilding program in human history. The fostering of democracy in Japan, the establishment of the UN, and the fall of the Soviet Union reshaped the world in unforeseen ways. America has dedicated itself to democracy in the Middle East, to democratization in China, and to the larger quest for the spread of liberal democratic principles worldwide, even when the struggle is difficult, dangerous, and ongoing. Early in the century, Woodrow Wilson said that America should make the world safe for democracy. In taking up that challenge, the United States changed human history.
?A Delicate Balance: Global Perspectives on Innovation and Tradition in the History of Mathematics : A Festschrift in Honor of Joseph W. Dauben By David E. Rowe, Wann-Sheng Horng
2015 | 444 Pages | ISBN: 3319120298 | PDF | 6 MB
Joseph W. Dauben, a leading authority on the history of mathematics in Europe, China, and North America, has played a pivotal role in promoting international scholarship over the last forty years. This Festschrift volume, showcasing recent historical research by leading experts on three continents, offers a global perspective on important themes in this field.