Books And Beyond The Greenwood Encyclopedia Of New American Reading 4 Volumes

Author: Kenneth Womack
Editor: Greenwood
ISBN: 9780313071577
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There's a strong interest in reading for pleasure or self-improvement in America, as shown by the popularity of Harry Potter, and book clubs, including Oprah Winfrey's. Although recent government reports show a decline in recreational reading, the same reports show a strong correlation between interest in reading and academic acheivement. This set provides a snapshot of the current state of popular American literature, including various types and genres. The volume presents alphabetically arranged entries on more than 70 diverse literary categories, such as cyberpunk, fantasy literature, flash fiction, GLBTQ literature, graphic novels, manga and anime, and zines. Each entry is written by an expert contributor and provides a definition of the genre, an overview of its history, a look at trends and themes, a discussion of how the literary form engages contemporary issues, a review of the genre's reception, a discussion of authors and works, and suggestions for further reading. Sidebars provide fascinating details, and the set closes with a selected, general bibliography. Reading in America for pleasure and knowledge continues to be popular, even while other media compete for attention. While students continue to read many of the standard classics, new genres have emerged. These have captured the attention of general readers and are also playing a critical role in the language arts classroom. This book maps the state of popular literature and reading in America today, including the growth of new genres, such as cyberpunk, zines, flash fiction, GLBTQ literature, and other topics. Each entry is written by an expert contributor and provides a definition of the genre, an overview of its history, a look at trends and themes, a discussion of how the literary form engages contemporary issues, a review of the genre's critical reception, a discussion of authors and works, and suggestions for further reading. Sidebars provide fascinating details, and the set closes with a selected, general bibliography. Students will find this book a valuable guide to what they're reading today and will appreciate its illumination of popular culture and contemporary social issues.
Solving Polynomial Equation Systems IV: Volume 4, Buchberger Theory and Beyond
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Teo Mora
Categories: Mathematics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-04-01 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

In this fourth and final volume the author extends Buchberger's Algorithm in three different directions. First, he extends the theory to group rings and other Ore-like extensions, and provides an operative scheme that allows one to set a Buchberger theory over any effective associative ring. Second, he covers similar extensions
Sexuality Education: Past, Present, and Future [4 Volumes]
Language: en
Pages: 1474
Authors: Elizabeth Schroeder
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-04-30 - Publisher: ABC-CLIO

An exemplary team of professionals provides a comprehensive look at sex education, the heated debate over federal controls, current research and practice, programs, politics, legislation, and cultural and religious issues related to sex and sexuality education. • Dozens of tables and figures • Photographs • Timelines • Sidebars • Case
Books and Beyond: The Greenwood Encyclopedia of New American Reading [4 volumes]
Language: en
Pages: 1352
Authors: Kenneth Womack
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-10-30 - Publisher: Greenwood

There's a strong interest in reading for pleasure or self-improvement in America, as shown by the popularity of Harry Potter, and book clubs, including Oprah Winfrey's. Although recent government reports show a decline in recreational reading, the same reports show a strong correlation between interest in reading and academic acheivement.
Modern Genocide: The Definitive Resource and Document Collection [4 volumes]
Language: en
Pages: 2270
Authors: Paul R. Bartrop, Steven Leonard Jacobs
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-12-17 - Publisher: ABC-CLIO

This massive, four-volume work provides students with a close examination of 10 modern genocides enhanced by documents and introductions that provide additional historical and contemporary context for learning about and understanding these tragic events. • Provides a comprehensive examination of 10 modern genocides together in a single reference work, written
Comics through Time: A History of Icons, Idols, and Ideas [4 volumes]
Language: en
Pages: 1921
Authors: M. Keith Booker
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-10-28 - Publisher: ABC-CLIO

Focusing especially on American comic books and graphic novels from the 1930s to the present, this massive four-volume work provides a colorful yet authoritative source on the entire history of the comics medium. • Provides historical context within individual entries that allows readers to grasp the significance of that entry