The Cambridge History of Asian American Literature presents a comprehensive history of the field, from its origins in the nineteenth century to the present day. It offers an unparalleled examination of all facets of Asian American writing that help readers to understand how authors have sought to make their experiences meaningful. Covering subjects from autobiography and Japanese American internment literature to contemporary drama and social protest performance, this History traces the development of a literary tradition while remaining grounded in current scholarship. It also presents new critical approaches to Asian American literature that will serve the needs of students and specialists alike. Written by leading scholars in the field, The Cambridge History of Asian American Literature will not only engage readers in contemporary debates but also serve as a definitive reference for years to come.
An American option is a financial contract between two agents, who agree to buy or sell an asset at a fixed strike price at any time before a specified expiration date. When is the optimal time to exercise the option in order to maximize revenue? What is the price of such contract? This work aims to answer these questions from a rigorous mathematical perspective while still in a comprehensive way. It develops the Arbitrage-free Pricing Theory, and set the American option price as an optimal stopping problem. There is a self-contained treatment of the existence and characterization of the solution of optimal stopping problems for homogeneous Markov processes. Central to the presentation is to transfer the optimal stopping problem, representing the price of the American option, to a free-boundary formulation by means of the Markovian structure of the stock price process. Then, it is derived the optimal stopping rule by the first passage time of the geometric Brownian motion to a barrier, determined by an integral equation. In other words, the holder will optimally exercise the option at the first time that the stock price process falls below such a barrier.
Naqada civilization dates back to prehistoric times in Egypt. Historians divide that civilization into three historical phases where civilization took Naqada about 1,500 years before the first family.It is a civilization Naqada first (about 4500 to 3500 BC) and the civilization of Naqada II (about 3500 to 3200 BC) and civilization Naqada third (about 3200 to 3000 BC) and was characterized by these civilizations progress pottery and diversity of decorative elements and themes that were recorded on their surfaces which express what distract them in their daily lives as a character fishing and agriculture.Fberawa in the use of drawings and engravings bottles decorated pottery drawing humans, animals and plants and geometric shapes.The research aims to make use of drawings and engravings used by the ancient Egyptians in the civilization of Naqada through the study of personality and semantic expression used by the ancient Egyptians in the use of drawings and engravings and studying different styles of techniques used and bringing it to the entrances experimental variety to enrich the roofs.
The acclaimed 2008 debut now in softcovera??noirish, existential short comics. Abandoned Cars is Tim Lanea??s first collection of graphic short stories, noirish narratives that are united by their exploration of the great American mythological drama by way of the desperate and haunted characters that populate its pages. Lanea??s characters exist on the margins of societya??alienated, floating in the void between hope and despair, confused but introspective. The writing is straightforward, the stories mainstream but told in a pulpy idiom with an existential edge, often in the first person, reminiscent of David Goodisa??s or Jim Thompsona??s prose, or of films like Pick-Up on South Street or Out of the Past. Visually, Lanea??s drawing is in a realistic mode, reminiscent of Charles Burns, that heightens the tension in stories that veer between naturalism on the one hand and the comical, nightmarish, and hallucinatory on the other. Here, American culture is a thrift store and the characters are thrift store junkies living among the clutter. Ita??s an America depicted as a subdued and haunted Coney Island, made up of lost charactersa??boozing, brawling, haplessly shooting themselves in the face, and hopping freight trains in search of Elvis. Abandoned Cars is an impressive debut of a major young American cartoonist. 168 pages of black-and-white comics
The hand loom industry of India is a part and parcel of the Textiles Industry, which plays a significant role in the socioeconomic life of the country. It, not only provides basic necessities of life but also plays a pivotal role through its contribution to industrial output, employment generation, and the export earnings of the country The strength of Hand loom lies in the introducing innovative designs, which cannot be replicated by the Power loom sector. The Book highlights the Production and Socioeconomic Status of Hand loom Workers,the Structure,features and importance of the Industry, its role in income and employment generation,Problems faced by this sector in Assam and India and different Government initiatives to develop this rural based industry.
Praise for Filipino American Psychology: A Handbook of Theory, Research, and Clinical Practice «Filipino American Psychology: A Handbook of Theory, Research, and Clinical Practice is destined to make a major contribution to the field of Asian American psychology and to the larger field of multicultural psychology.» —From the Foreword by Derald Wing Sue, PhD Professor of Psychology and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University «Dr. Nadal has done a superb job of locating the experiences of Filipino Americans within the larger scholarship on ethnic minority psychology, while also highlighting the complexity, richness, and uniqueness of their psychological experiences. This book should be a part of everyone's library.» —E.J.R. David, PhD Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Alaska Anchorage «Ranging from historical contexts to present-day case studies, theoretical models to empirical findings, self-reflection activities to online and media resources, Filipino American Psychology will engage, stimulate, and challenge both novices and experts. Without question, Dr. Nadal's book is a foundational text and a one-stop resource for both the Filipino American community and the community of mental health professionals.» —Alvin N. Alvarez, PhD Professor, San Francisco State University A landmark volume exploring contemporary issues affecting Filipino Americans, as well as the most successful mental health strategies for working with Filipino American clients Addressing the mental health needs of the Filipino American population—an often invisible, misunderstood, and forgotten group—Filipino American Psychology provides counselors and other mental health practitioners with the knowledge, awareness, and skills they can use to become effective and culturally competent when working with their Filipino American clients. Filipino American Psychology begins by looking at the unique cultural, social, political, economic, and mental health needs of Filipino Americans. Noted expert—and Filipino American—Kevin Nadal builds on a foundational understanding of the unique role and experience of Filipino Americans, offering strategies for more effective clinical work with Filipino Americans in a variety of settings. A must-read for mental health professionals as well as educators and students in the mental health field, Filipino American Psychology is an insightful look at the Filipino American community and the nuances of the Filipino American psyche.
This fully illustrated guide to the Smithsonian's newest museum takes visitors on a journey through the richness and diversity of African American culture and the history of a people whose struggles, aspirations, and achievements have shaped the nation. Opened in September 2016, the National Museum of African American History and Culture welcomes all visitors who seek to understand, remember, and celebrate this history. The guidebook provides a comprehensive tour of the museum, including its magnificent building and grounds and eleven permanent exhibition galleries dedicated to themes of history, community, and culture. Highlights from the museum's collection of artifacts and works of art are presented in full-color photographs, accompanied by evocative stories and voices that illuminate the American experience through the African American lens.
Revision with unchanged content. This work aims to gain insights and validations of predominant conflicts that are likely to occur in German-American business operations due to culturally determined behaviour. By focusing on predominant cultural characteristics of both the American and the German culture, this work intends to provide a thorough understanding of the culturally determined behaviour. Insights into the evolution of specific cultural aspects as well as their historical components will help to respect and understand the rational behind German and American actions. Moreover, by decoding American and German practices into logical patterns this thesis intends to reduce bias and stimulate an understanding and predictability of each other's culturally determined behaviour. The insights of this work are intended to equip the reader with a certain degree of cultural sensitivity, and to support the development of a multicultural - especially a transatlantic - mindset. If the vital factor culture is understood and taken into consideration into the formulation and implementation of business strategies, confusion and conflicts can be avoided or at least be minimized.
By identifying a historic fight within Anglo-American Protestantism, and how it related to major contemporary political developments in the early American republic, Sam Haselby explains the origins of the distinct language and means of combining political and religious authority that characterizes American nationalism.
"The American Claimant" is a comedy of mistaken identities and multiple role switches―fertile and familiar Mark Twain territory. Its cast of characters include an American enamored of British hereditary aristocracy and a British earl entranced by American democracy.Twain uses this over-the-top comic frame to explore some serious issues as well-such as the construction of self and identity, the role of the press in society, and the moral and social questions raised by capitalism and industrialization in the United States. A unique melange of science fiction and fantasy, romance, farce, and political satire, Twain's least-known comic novel is both thought-provoking and entertaining.
In this striking, enormously affecting novel, Joyce Carol Oates tells the story of two very different and yet intimately linked American families. Luther Dunphy is an ardent Evangelical who envisions himself as acting out God’s will when he assassinates an abortion provider in his small Ohio town while Augustus Voorhees, the idealistic but self-regarding doctor who is killed, leaves behind a wife and children scarred and embittered by grief.In her moving, insightful portrait, Joyce Carol Oates fully inhabits the perspectives of two interwoven families whose destinies are defined by their warring convictions and squarely-but with great empathy-confronts an intractable, abiding rift in American society. A Book of American Martyrs is a stunning, timely depiction of an issue hotly debated on a national stage but which makes itself felt most lastingly in communities torn apart by violence and hatred.
Полный вариант заголовка: «A narrative of the expedition to Dongola and Sennaar, under the command of his Excellence Ismael Pasha, undertaken by order of His Highness Mehemmed Ali Pasha, Viceroy of Egypt / by an American in the service of the Viceroy».