Closing of the American Mind, Reissue Edition

Politics, Sociology

Closing of the American Mind, Reissue Edition by Allan Bloom
The Selected Essays of Gore Vidal (Vintage International) by Gore Vidal
Quantitative Historical Linguistics: A Corpus Framework (Oxford Studies in Diachronic and Historical Linguistics) by Gard B. Jenset, Barbara McGillivray
Zachary A. Casey, “A Pedagogy of Anticapitalist Antiracism: Whiteness, Neoliberalism, and Resistance in Education”
Robert P. Amico, “Anti-Racist Teaching”

Closing of the American Mind, Reissue Edition by Allan Bloom

English | June 30th, 2008 | ASIN: B003719GL8, ISBN: 0671479903, 1451683200 | 406 pages | EPUB | 1.51 MB

The Closing of the American Mind, a publishing phenomenon in hardcover, is now a paperback literary event. In this acclaimed number one national best-seller, one of our country’s most distinguished political philosophers argues that the social/political crisis of 20th-century America is really an intellectual crisis. Allan Bloom’s sweeping analysis is essential to understanding America today. It has fired the imagination of a public ripe for change.

The Selected Essays of Gore Vidal (Vintage International) by Gore Vidal

English | June 17th, 2008 | ASIN: B001AO0IS4, ISBN: 0385524846, 0307388689 | 482 pages | EPUB | 0.69 MB

Gore Vidal—novelist, playwright, critic, screenwriter, memoirist, indefatigable political commentator, and controversialist—is America’s premier man of letters. No other living writer brings more sparkling wit, vast learning, indelible personality, and provocative mirth to the job of writing an essay.
This long-needed volume comprises some twenty-four of his best-loved pieces of criticism, political commentary, memoir, portraiture, and, occasionally, unfettered score settling. It will stand as one of the most enjoyable and durable works from the hand and mind of this vastly accomplished and entertaining immortal of American literature.

Quantitative Historical Linguistics: A Corpus Framework (Oxford Studies in Diachronic and Historical Linguistics) by Gard B. Jenset, Barbara McGillivray

English | December 5th, 2017 | ISBN: 0198718179, 9780198718178 | 247 pages | True PDF | 5.30 MB

This book is an innovative guide to quantitative, corpus-based research in historical and diachronic linguistics. Gard B. Jenset and Barbara McGillivray argue that, although historical linguistics has been successful in using the comparative method, the field lags behind other branches of linguistics with respect to adopting quantitative methods.
Here they provide a theoretically agnostic description of a new framework for quantitatively assessing models and hypotheses in historical linguistics, based on corpus data and using case studies to illustrate how this framework can answer research questions in historical linguistics. The authors offer an in-depth explanation and discussion of the benefits of working with quantitative methods, corpus data, and corpus annotation, and the advantages of open and reproducible research. The book will be a valuable resource for graduate students and researchers in historical linguistics, as well as for all those working with linguistic corpora.

Zachary A. Casey, “A Pedagogy of Anticapitalist Antiracism: Whiteness, Neoliberalism, and Resistance in Education”

2016 | ISBN-10: 1438463057, 1438463065 | 221 pages | PDF | 1 MB

Argues that the economic system itself is culpable in maintaining our oppressive educational status quo.
Through an analysis of whiteness, capitalism, and teacher education, A Pedagogy of Anticapitalist Antiracism sheds light on the current conditions of public education in the United States. We have created an environment wherein market-based logics of efficiency, lowering costs, and increasing returns have worked to disadvantage those populations most in need of educational opportunities that work to combat poverty. This book traces the history of whiteness in the United States with an explicit emphasis on the ways in which the economic system of capitalism functions to maintain historical practices that function in racist ways. Practitioners and researchers alike will find important insights into the ways that the history of white racial identity and capitalism in the United States impact our present reality in schools. Casey concludes with a discussion of “revolutionary hope” and possibilities for resistance to the barrage of dehumanizing reforms and privatization engulfing much of the contemporary educational landscape.
“This book is groundbreaking. It stands alone in its sophisticated use and explanation of theory, praxis, and their interrelationship in the field of critical whiteness studies.” — Jeremy N. Price, author of Against the Odds: The Meaning of School and Relationships in the Lives of Six Young African-American Men

Robert P. Amico, “Anti-Racist Teaching”

2016 | ISBN-10: 1612058825, 1612058833 | 192 pages | PDF | 3 MB

“Antiracist Teaching” is about awakening students to their own humanity. In order to teach about this awakening one must be in the process of awakening oneself. The author shares personal anecdotes to illustrate the kinds of changes he experienced as a result of his antiracist teaching. His book explores the questions, Why is teaching about racism and white privilege to white students so difficult? and What can educators do to become more effective antiracist teachers for all of their students? Amico examines the cognitive and emotive obstacles that students experience in the classroom and argues that understanding these difficulties can lead to their resolution. He considers a variety of different approaches to antiracist teaching and endorses a dialogic approach. Dialogue is the centerpiece of students classroom experiences; students engage in dialogue at nearly every class meeting. The dialogic approach is effective in a variety of different learning settings from K 12 classrooms, trainings, retreats, workshops, and community organizations to the college classroom. Further, the book discusses how to bring antiracist teaching into the core of university curricula.”