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A Buddhist Crossroads

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In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Buddhism in Asia was transformed by the impact of colonial modernity and new technologies and began to spread in earnest to the West. Transnational networking among Asian Buddhists and early western converts engendered pioneering attempts to develop new kinds of Buddhism for a globalized world, in ways not controlled by any single sect or region. Drawing on new research by scholars worldwide, this book brings together some of the most extraordinary episodes and personalities of a period of almost a century from 1860-1960. Examples include Indian intellectuals who saw Buddhism as a homegrown path for a modern post-colonial future, poor whites 'going native' as Asian monks, a Brooklyn-born monk who sought to convert Mussolini, and the failed 1950s attempt to train British monks to establish a Thai sangha in Britain. Some of these stories represent creative failures, paths not taken, which may show us alternative possibilities for a more diverse Buddhism in a world dominated by religious nationalisms. Other pioneers paved the way for the mainstreaming of new forms of Buddhism in later decades, in time for the post-1960s takeoff of 'global Buddhism'.

This book was originally published as a special issue of Contemporary Buddhism.


Reading And Representing Across The Content Areas

RRP $305.99

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This groundbreaking work redefines traditional ideas of what a a�texta� should be incorporating new kinds of multimodal texts to revitalize instruction within and across disciplines. The authors provide examples of innovative representations to aid learning in earth science language arts mathematics and social studies classrooms. Each chapter focuses on a specific content area outlining learning goals relevant national standards types of representation that enrich learning and teaching strategies for developing critical literacy specific to that discipline. Reading and Representing Across the Content Areas is a powerful application of creative multimodal teaching principles for meeting challenging standards.


How To Write A Love And All Kinds Of Letters

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Contents: How to write all kinds of letters How to write a love letter How to begin a love letter Different forms of beginning a love letter How to write a social letter Different forms of social letter How to finish a love letter


Cross-cultural Psychology

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Provides a comprehensive overview with focus on critical thinking.

The fifth edition continues a focus on applying critical thinking framework in examining, analyzing, and evaluating psychological data. With significant rewriting, new topics, and updated references, this text keeps pace with the rapidly changing conditions of modern times. The dynamic team brings a unique set of experiences and perceptions in writing this book

Learning Goals

Upon completing this book, readers should be able to:

  • Better understand the field of cross-cultural psychology
  • Understand contemporary theories and research in cross-cultural psychology
  • Use critical thinking to examine, analyze, and evaluate the field of cross-cultural psychology
  • Assist current and future practitioners from a wide variety of fields and services

Bundle with MySearchLab with eText: 0205844677 / 9780205844678

New to this Edition

  • Current cross-cultural research including ethnic and religious identity, psychological effects of globalization, spirituality, cross-cultural communication, evolutionary anthropology.
  • A broader selection of applied problems such as avoiding stereotypes and psychodiagnostic biases, reducing mistakes in facial recognition, improving effectiveness of classroom learning, and many others.
  • A greater interdisciplinary perspective, using research from contemporary psychology, as well as neurophysiology, genetics, anthropology, sociology, and micro-economics.
  • An expanded companion website, which provides additional information for instructors and students.
  • More than 130 new reference sources and new research data related to a diverse array of ethnic groups.
  • A new and expanded test bank for instructors, which includes a comprehensive selection of questions for every chapter and ready-to-use-quizzes.

Features

  • A critical thinking framework, including "Critical Thinking" boxes and tables, provide practice in developing learning skills.
  • More than thirty high-interest activities and exercises provide students ample opportunity for active learning and enhanced comprehension.
  • "A Case in Point" sections review and illustrate controversial issues, display cases and research findings, and introduce various opinions about human behavior in different cultural contexts.
  • "Cross-Cultural Sensitivity" boxes underscore the importance of empathy in interpersonal communication.
  • Relevant quotations from a wide range of sources provide divergent points of view, pique readers' interest, and inspire critical thinking.



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