Blogs have in the last couple of years loomed large in the Western imagination, but the ideas about blogs that have circulated both through the mainstream media and through academia have been extremely limited in scope. In the popular imagination,...
Women in the Bible; Matriarchs (Bible); Bible. O.T. Genesis; Bible. O.T. Genesis - Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Eve or Lot's wife, Sarah or Hagar, Rebecca, Leah and Rachel - many of the women characters in the book of Genesis are used as archetypes for women until this day. Yet how well do these images, disseminated about these women from everything from...
Secularism; Religion and sociology; Denmark - Religion; Sweden - Religion;
Many people assume that a society without a strong faith in God would be hell on earth: full of chaos and immorality. Many people also assume that religion is a universal phenomenon because it addresses two essential human needs: the need for...
Public schools; Educational change; Education; Los Angeles Unified School District;
The story of public education in Los Angeles is one of institutional decline and hollowing out mixed with daily heroism and self-sacrifice on the part of teachers and administrators who try to make an old institution do things it was not designed...
California; California - Economic conditions; Education; Real property; Pollution; Unemployment
Things look pretty bad here: Budget crises, failing schools, bulging prisons, polluted skies, collapsing real estate, painful unemployment - the list goes on and on. How did the once Golden State get into such trouble? Historian and filmmaker...
Public lands; United States. National Park Service; United States. Forest Service.
The U. S. manages a vast system of national forests, grasslands, parks, and refuges, landscapes that contain some of the most beautiful and resource-rich terrain in the country. Since their establishment beginning in the late 19th-century, these...
American literature; Artists; Authors as artists; Mr. Potato Head (Trademark); Nature; Poetry; Postmodernism; Reality; Self
In the 1980s, the term "postmodernism" was adopted by literary critics to designate what the reigning generation of artists and theorists, figures like Pynchon, Cage, Warhol, and Barthes, had in common. Postmodernists shared an interest in...
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