pages 308

The decolonization of countries in Asia and Africa is one of the momentous events in the twentieth century. But did the shift to independence indeed affect the lives of the people in such a dramatic way as the political events suggest? The authors in this volume look beyond the political interpretations of decolonization and address the issue of social and economic reorientations which were necessitated or caused by the end of colonial rule. The book covers three major issues; public security; the changes in the urban environment, and the reorientation of the economies. Most articles search for comparisons transcending the colonial period to the early decades of independence in Asia and Africa (1930's-1970's)

Adolescence and Puberty

by J. Bancroft [1990]


pages 318

This wide-ranging volume presents an in-depth picture of adolescent sexuality and behavior. As perhaps the most vital period in human development, adolescence is a time of complex, often difficult interactions between diverse influences. Here, nineteen scientists representing ten disciplines explore the biological, psychological, and cultural factors involved in the onset of puberty and its associated emotional changes. Patterns of adolescent sexual behavior are viewed in cross-cultural perspective, psychiatric disorders are considered, and trends in adolescent sexual activity, contraception, and pregnancy are described. Key legal and social dilemmas are also explored. This is the third volume in a groundbreaking series from the Kinsey Institute, which has as its aim the study of topics relating to sex, gender, and reproduction that require an interdisciplinary approach


pages 220

In this overview of twentieth-century American poetry, Jennifer Ashton examines the relationship between modernist and postmodernist American poetics. Ashton moves between the iconic figures of American modernism - Stein, Williams, Pound - and developments in contemporary American poetry to show how contemporary poetics, specially the school known as language poetry, have attempted to redefine the modernist legacy. She explores the complex currents of poetic and intellectual interest that connect contemporary poets with their modernist forebears. The works of poets such as Gertrude Stein and John Ashbery are explained and analysed in detail. This major account of the key themes in twentieth-century poetry and poetics develops important ways to read both modernist and postmodernist poetry through their similarities as well as their differences. It will be of interest to all working in American literature, to modernists, and to scholars of twentieth-century poetry

Glossary of Literary Terms

by M. H. Abrams [1998]


pages 388

First published in 1957, A Glossary of Literary Terms contains succinct essays on the terms used in discussing literature, literary history, and literary criticism. This text is an indispensable reference for students


pages 368

Preface to volume 1: He full development and deeper understanding of the structure and function of discourse in social communication and its internal representation in the individual can only come about from a vigorous interaction of what are currently separate disciplines. The present edited collection of multidisciplinary papers is offered as a stimulus to this ultimate goal. Represented here are a wide variety of approaches to the study of discourse: sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, teacher-student interaction, conversational turn-taking, speech acts in developmental psycholinguistics, mathematical representations of discourse structure, the clinical interview, the interactionist approach to discourse, language production theories, Gricean constraints in discourse, and other related issues

Linguistics and Literary Style

by Donald C. Freeman [1970]


pages 516

The essays in this book have been assembled for two main purposes: to serve the needs of those graduate and undergraduate courses now devoted wholly or in part to the connections between modern linguistics and the study of literature, and to represent the several different approaches that scholars in this developing field have found fruitful. Users of this book should read the essays in such other collections as Seymour Chatman and Samuel R. Levin, Essays on the Language of Literature (Boston, 1967); and Glen A. Love and Michael Payne, Contemporary Essays on Slyle (Chicago, 1969)

Gender and Kinship Essays Toward a Unified Analysis

by J. Collier and S. J. Yanagisako [1990]


pages 396

The dual focus of this volume is informed by a unitary intention. Our goal is at once to revitalize the study of kinship and to situate the study of gender at the theoretical core of anthropology by calling into question the boundary between these two fields. In challenging the view that kinship and gender are distinct, albeit closely linked, domains of analysis, we hope to renew the intellectual promise of these two fields while reconstituting them as a whole

A New Handbook of Literary Terms

by David Mikics [2007]


pages 368

A New Handbook of Literary Terms offers a lively, informative guide to words and concepts that every student of literature needs to know. Mikics’s definitions are essayistic, witty, learned, and always a pleasure to read. They sketch the derivation and history of each term, including especially lucid explanations of verse forms and providing a firm sense of literary periods and movements from classicism to postmodernism. The Handbook also supplies a helpful map to the intricate and at times confusing terrain of literary theory at the beginning of the twenty-first century: the author has designated a series of terms, from New Criticism to queer theory, that serves as a concise but thorough introduction to recent developments in literary study