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The Multicultural Dictionary of Proverbs

By Harold V. Cordry
  • ISBN Code: : 1476607354
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Pages : 416
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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All cultures have proverbs that capsulize subjects simply and effectively. Many of these are cross-cultural. For example, according to a Danish proverb, “The greater the fear, the nearer the danger,” while a Latin proverb says, “The less there is of fear, the less there is danger.” This work includes over 20,000 proverbs from more than 120 languages, nationalities and ethnic groups. The proverbs are arranged under 1,300 headings (e.g., accidents, divided loyalty, marriage, prosperity, shame), and each includes the nationality, group or language in which it originated. Comprehensive keyword and subject indexes allow access to the material in multiple ways.

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For a long time, many American educators and educational stakeholders have drawn their ideas for educational reforms from ideas generated in Europe and Asia for the changing demographics of America’s diverse classrooms. This book is therefore motivated by a bold attempt at advocating for the revision of existing pedagogic fora and the creation and addition of new fora that would provide for the inclusion of thoughts, perspectives and practices of African traditional oral literature in the pedagogical tools of content area classrooms especially in North America. The articles that are presented in this book provide theoretical frameworks for using African traditional oral literature and its various tenets as teaching tools. They bring together new voices of how African literature could be used as helpful tool in classrooms. Rationale for agitating for its use as ideal for pedagogic tool is the recurrent theme throughout the various articles presented. The book explores how educators, literacy educators, learners, activists, policy makers, and curriculum developers can utilize the powerful, yet untapped gem of African oral literature as pedagogical tools in content area classrooms to help expand educators repertoire of understanding beyond the ‘conventional wisdom’ of their pedagogic creed. It is a comprehensive work of experienced and diverse scholars, academicians, and educators who have expertise in multicultural education, traditional oral literature, urban education, children’s literature and culturally responsive pedagogy that have become the focus of U.S. discourses in public education and teacher preparation. This anthology serves as part of the quest for multiple views about our ‘global village’, emphasizing the importance of linking the idea of diverse knowledge with realities of global trends and development. Consequently, the goal and the basic thrust of this anthology is to negotiate for space for non-mainstream epistemology to share the pedagogical floor with the mainstream template, to foster alternative vision of reality for other knowledge production in the academic domain. The uniqueness of this collection is the idea of bringing the content and the pedagogy of most of the genres of African oral arts under one umbrella and thereby offering a practical acquaintance and appreciation with different African cultures. It therefore introduces the world of African mind and thoughts to the readers. In summary, this anthology presents an academic area which is now gaining its long overdue recognition in the academia.

100 Multicultural Proverbs

By Festus E. Obiakor
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  • Publisher : Corwin Press
  • Book Code : 1452295468
  • Total of Pages : 120
  • Category : Education
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Presents proverbs that can stimulate new ways of thinking, communicating, teaching, and learning, and offers reflection about self-responsibility, collaboration, consultation, spirituality, and general life lessons.

Jesus Christ as Logos Incarnate and Resurrected Nana (Ancestor)

By Rudolf K. Gaisie
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  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Book Code : 1725252872
  • Total of Pages : 262
  • Category : Religion
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This book seeks to demonstrate the significance of Ancestor Christology in African Christianity for christological developments in World Christianity. Ancestor Christology has developed in the process of an African conversion story of appropriating the mystery of Christ (Eph 3:4) in the category of ancestors. Logos Christology in early Christian history developed as an intricate byproduct in the conversion process of turning Hellenistic ideas towards the direction of Christ (A. F. Walls). Hellenistic Christian writers and modern African Christian writers thus share some things in common and when their efforts are examined within the conversion process framework there are discernible modes of engagement. The mode of Logos Christology that one finds in Origen, for example, is an innovative application of the understanding of Jesus Christ as Logos (incarnate); a new key but not discontinuous with the Johannine suggestive mode or the clarificatory mode of Justin Martyr. African Ancestor Christology is at the threshold of an innovative mode and the argument this book makes is that this strand of African Christology should be pursued in the indigenous languages aided by respective translated Bibles; a suggested way is a Logos-Ancestor (Nanasɛm) discourse in Akan Christianity.

Diccionario temático de refranes, proverbios y dichos

By Antonio Alcaraz Mateos
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  • Publisher : Punto Rojo Libros
  • Book Code : 8417907300
  • Total of Pages : 138
  • Category : Reference
  • Members : 960
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Book Short Summary:

Diccionario temático de refranes, proverbios y dichos en lengua inglesa con sus correspondientes equivalencias en español.

Reconstructing Old Testament Theology

By Leo G. Perdue
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  • Publisher : Fortress Press
  • Book Code : 9781451412932
  • Total of Pages : 399
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 666
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Book Short Summary:

In this informative and keen look at contemporary trends in Old Testament theology, Perdue builds on his earlier volume The Collapse of History (1994). He investigates how a variety of perspectives and methodologies have impacted how the Old Testament is read in the twenty-first century including: literary criticism; rhetorical criticism, feminist, womanist, and mujerista theologies, liberation theology; Jewish theology; postmodernism; and postcolonialism. Perdue provides a sensitive reading of the aims of these approaches as well as providing critique and setting them in their various cultural contexts. In his conclusion, the author provides a look at the future and how these various voices and approaches will continue to impact how we carry out Old Testament theology.

Encyclopedia of Asian American Folklore and Folklife [3 volumes]

By Jonathan H. X. Lee,Kathleen M. Nadeau
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  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Book Code : 0313350671
  • Total of Pages : 1254
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 151
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Book Short Summary:

This comprehensive compilation of entries documents the origins, transmissions, and transformations of Asian American folklore and folklife. • More than 600 entries • Contributions from more than 170 expert contributors • Introductory essays covering disciplinary theories and methods in the study of folklore and folklife • An appendix of Asian American folktales

Validity Assessment in Clinical Neuropsychological Practice

By Ryan W. Schroeder,Phillip K. Martin
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  • Publisher : Guilford Publications
  • Book Code : 1462547788
  • Total of Pages : 478
  • Category : Psychology
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Book Short Summary:

Practical and comprehensive, this is the first book to focus on noncredible performance in clinical contexts. Experts in the field discuss the varied causes of invalidity, describe how to efficiently incorporate validity tests into clinical evaluations, and provide direction on how to proceed when noncredible responding is detected. Thoughtful, ethical guidance is given for offering patient feedback and writing effective reports. Population-specific chapters cover validity assessment with military personnel; children; and individuals with dementia, psychiatric disorders, mild traumatic brain injury, academic disability, and other concerns. The concluding chapter describes how to appropriately engage in legal proceedings if a clinical case becomes forensic. Case examples and sample reports enhance the book's utility.

Corpus-based Approaches to Contrastive Linguistics and Translation Studies

By Sylviane Granger,Jacques Lerot,Stephanie Petch-Tyson
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  • Publisher : Rodopi
  • Book Code : 9789042010468
  • Total of Pages : 219
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 391
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Book Short Summary:

This book is organized in three sections. The three articles in Section one introduce the disciplines of Contrastive Linguistics (CL) and Translation Studies (TS), tracing their evolution in recent history and outlining the role played by the computer corpus in revitalising and redirecting research in each discipline. The six articles in Section two are a series of case studies, showing the range of variables that have to be taken into consideration in CL and TS. The four articles in Section three all deal with practical issues of corpus exploitation, both the software tools that can be used to support analysis and the ways in which multilingual and monolingual corpora can be used to improve teaching and translation materials. -- pref.

The Language of Money

By Annabelle Mooney
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1315435918
  • Total of Pages : 238
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 871
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Book Short Summary:

Through a detailed examination of proverbs related to money, this book offers a comprehensive critique of the prevailing everyday ideologies and discourses on money and paves the way toward establishing a new set of proverbs more conducive to financial equality and human well-being. The volume explores a variety of contexts to demonstrate the different aspects of the money system and the linguistic and social structures embedded within them, including pay day loan websites, gambling, get rich self-help books, and new forms of currency. Unpacking this complex relationship between people, money, and language in contemporary society, this book is an ideal resource for students and scholars in language and communication, sociolinguistics, rhetoric, sociology, and media studies.

Indigenous and Cultural Psychology

By Uichol Kim,Kuo-Shu Yang,Kwang-Kuo Hwang
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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Book Code : 0387286624
  • Total of Pages : 518
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 105
  • Pdf File: indigenous-and-cultural-psychology.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Indigenous psychology is an emerging new field in psychology, focusing on psychological universals in social, cultural, and ecological contexts - Starting point for psychologists who wish to understand various cultures from their own ecological, historial, philosophical, and religious perspectives