American Civilization: An Introduction (Anglais) Broché – 26 juin 2009
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This hugely successful text provides students of American studies with the perfect background and introductory information on contemporary American life. Thoroughly revised, this fifth edition covers all the central dimensions of American society from geography and the environment, government and politics, to religion, education, media and the arts.
- covers all core American studies topics at introductory level
- contains essential historical background for American studies students at the start of the twenty-first century
- analyzes gender, class and race, and America's cosmopolitan population
- contains photos, case studies, questions and terms for discussion, and suggests websites for further research.
With new illustrations and case studies, this edition of American Civilization includes expanded sections on Asian and Latino minorities and US foreign policy activities, and provides new material including coverage of the 2008 election and the shifting economic situation.
An invaluable online resource, the American Civilization companion website features a wealth of material, including extensive references for further reading, links to key primary sources, filmographies and advice to students of how to approach essay questions. Visit www.routledge.com/textbooks/9780415481625 to discover more.
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David Mauk is Senior Lecturer in North American Area Studies at the University of Oslo and is also the author of The Colony that Rose from the Sea: Norwegian Maritime Migration and Community in Brooklyn.
John Oakland is the author of British Civilization (now in its 6th edition), Contemporary Britain, and British Civilization: A Student's Dictionary. He is a former Senior Lecturer in English at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
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Présentant de nombreux types de documents (photos, etc...., il s'avère être l'outil indispensable pour améliorer ses cours de civilisations, mais aussi agrandir sa culture générale....
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Nice illustrations and the list of terms at the end of each chapter is helpful.
It is great that the publisher has a page where you can view the topics, chapter by chapter, and you can find websites with more information about each topic. There are also film recommendations, and I had my students watch some of the recommended films to compliment the topics covered each week.
Just 2 issues that cost the publication minus 2 stars in my review:
KINDLE/NON-KINDLE: What I miss are some topics that seem so significant in American history. There is no actual coverage on the War for Independence or the Civil War. They are mentioned, yes, but just in a sort of "passing-by." These two wars form the foundation of the USA (constitution and Civil rights), so, why aren't they covered?
KINDLE: I had already bought the paperback edition, but because I teach the book, I decided to buy the Kindle edition as well. Why? I wanted to be able to copy/paste into my lectures (just for myself, not my students), that is, into the Notes Pages of my Power Point lectures. I copied-pasted, copied-pasted, and then suddenly a message: "You have finished the quota set by the publisher for copying from this book." I think that a warning should be set, before you download a book, that only a certain amount of copying can be done. Now, I have a Kindle edition that is useless to me because I have the paperback, anyway. I bought the book twice.