Troika

A Communicative Approach to Russian Language, Life, and Culture

Author: Marita Nummikoski

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470646322

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 676

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This communicative "natural approach" to introductory Russian emphasizes reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. Everyday topics are presented to allow readers to begin communicating immediately. Grammar is presented as a necessary tool for communication and is introduced throughout. The book aims at comparing and contrasting cultures, rather than presenting the target culture only.

Troika

a communicative approach to Russian language, life, and culture

Author: Marita Nummikoski

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: N.A

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 613

View: 6051

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Emphasizes reading, writing, speaking and listening skills, focusing on language proficiency and vocabulary skills by using numerous individual, paired and group activities. Succinct, simple, grammar descriptions are encapsulated in sections throughout the chapters and a full discussion at the end of each chapter enables students to develop strong communication skills. Contains engrossing cultural material on famous people, facts in geography, history and tradition.

Troika, Activities Manual

A Communicative Approach to Russian Language, Life, and Culture

Author: Marita Nummikoski

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470646349

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 408

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Troika's continued focus on functional communication gives international business managers early success in the Russian language and encourages them to use what they learn. The second edition has been updated to reflect contemporary Russian society and expose them to Russian culture. Vocabulary and grammar are presented as necessary tools for communication, but always in the context of real-world situations. Each chapter also features Word Building sections that deal with the complex nature of roots, prefixes, suffixes, and other aspects of Russian word formation. And with its emphasis on reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills, international business managers will get up to speed on the Russian language quickly.

Troika: A Communicative Approach to Russian Language, Life, and Culture, 2nd Edition

Author: Marita Nummikoski

Publisher: Wiley Global Education

ISBN: 1118361911

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 696

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This communicative "natural approach" to introductory Russian emphasizes reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. Everyday topics are presented to allow readers to begin communicating immediately. Grammar is presented as a necessary tool for communication and is introduced throughout. The book aims at comparing and contrasting cultures, rather than presenting the target culture only.

Troika

a communicative approach to Russian language, life, and culture

Author: Marita Nummikoski

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780471309451

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 613

View: 1045

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Emphasizes reading, writing, speaking and listening skills, focusing on language proficiency and vocabulary skills by using numerous individual, paired and group activities. Succinct, simple, grammar descriptions are encapsulated in sections throughout the chapters and a full discussion at the end of each chapter enables students to develop strong communication skills. Contains engrossing cultural material on famous people, facts in geography, history and tradition.

Russian History through the Senses

From 1700 to the Present

Author: Matthew P. Romaniello,Tricia Starks

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474263143

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 9807

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Bringing together an impressive cast of well-respected scholars in the field of modern Russian studies, Russian History through the Senses investigates life in Russia from 1700 to the present day via the senses. It examines past experiences of taste, touch, smell, sight and sound to capture a vivid impression of what it was to have lived in the Russian world, so uniquely placed as it is between East and West, during the last three hundred years. The book discusses the significance of sensory history in relation to modern Russia and covers a range of exciting case studies, rich with primary source material, that provide a stimulating way of understanding modern Russia at a visceral level. Russian History through the Senses is a novel text that is of great value to scholars and students interested in modern Russian studies.

The Jews

A History

Author: John Efron

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315508990

Category: History

Page: 560

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The Jews: A History, second edition, explores the religious, cultural, social, and economic diversity of the Jewish people and their faith. The latest edition incorporates new research and includes a broader spectrum of people - mothers, children, workers, students, artists, and radicals - whose perspectives greatly expand the story of Jewish life.

Emergency Medical Responder

Author: Leo Brown

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449655971

Category:

Page: 514

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As most public safety professionals are aware, the events that require emergency response personnel also frequently attract members of the news media. Covering such essential topics as press releases, the types of media, and interviewing techniques, this book provides public safety professionals with the tools necessary to successfully interact with the media, from the department rookie to the seasoned Public Information Officer.

Troika

A Communicative Approach to Russian Language, Life, and Culture

Author: Marita Nummikoski

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780470920916

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 696

View: 7430

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This text is an unbound, binder-ready edition. This communicative "natural approach" to introductory Russian emphasizes reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. Everyday topics are presented to allow readers to begin communicating immediately. Grammar is presented as a necessary tool for communication and is introduced throughout. The book aims at comparing and contrasting cultures, rather than presenting the target culture only.

Revisionist Revolution in Vygotsky Studies

The State of the Art

Author: Anton Yasnitsky,René Van der Veer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317500415

Category: Psychology

Page: 334

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Revisionist Revolution in Vygotsky Studies brings together recent critical investigations which examine historical and textual inaccuracies associated with received understandings of Vygotsky’s work. By deconstructing the Vygotskian narrative, the authors debunk the 'cult of Vygotsky', allowing for a new, exciting interpretation of the logic and direction of his theory. The chapters cover a number of important themes, including: The chronology of Vygotsky’s ideas and theory development, and the main core of his theoretical writings Relationships between Vygotskians and their Western colleagues The international reception of Vygotskian psychology and problems of translation The future development of Vygotskian science Using Vygotsky’s published and unpublished writings the authors present a detailed historical understanding of Vygotsky’s thought, and the circumstances in which he worked. It includes coverage of the organization of academic psychology in the Soviet Union, the network of scholars associated with Vygotsky in the interwar period, and the assumed publication ban on Vygotsky’s writings. This volume is the first to provide an overview of revisionist studies of Vygotsky’s work, and is the product of close international collaboration between revisionist scholars. It will be an essential contribution to Vygotskian scholarship, and of great interest to researchers in the history of psychology, history of science, Soviet/Russian history, philosophical psychology and philosophy of science.

Trouble in Paradise

From the End of History to the End of Capitalism

Author: Slavoj Zizek

Publisher: Melville House

ISBN: 1612194451

Category: Philosophy

Page: 208

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In Trouble in Paradise, Slavoj Žižek, one of our most famous, most combative philosophers, explains how we can find a way out of the crisis of capitalism. There is obviously trouble in the global capitalist paradise. But why do we find it so difficult to imagine a way out of the crisis we're in? It is as if the trouble feeds on itself: the march of capitalism has become inexorable, the only game in town. Setting out to diagnose the condition of global capitalism, the ideological constraints we are faced with in our daily lives, and the bleak future promised by this system, Slavoj Žižek explores the possibilities—and the traps—of new emancipatory struggles. Drawing insights from phenomena as diverse as “Gangnam Style” to Marx, The Dark Knight to Thatcher, Trouble in Paradise is an incisive dissection of the world we inhabit, and the new order to come.

The Elephant and the Bear Try Again

Options for a New Agreement Between the EU and Russia

Author: Michael Emerson,Nadezhda Konstantinovna Arbatova

Publisher: CEPS

ISBN: 9290796766

Category: Political Science

Page: 110

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Cultures of Anyone

Studies on Cultural Democratization in the Spanish Neoliberal Crisis

Author: Luis Moreno-Caballud

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 1781382034

Category: History

Page: 288

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Cultures of Anyone studies the emergence of collaborative and non-hierarchical cultures in the context of the Spanish economic crisis of 2008. It explains how peer-to-peer social networks that have arisen online and through social movements such as the Indignados have challenged a longstanding cultural tradition of intellectual elitism and capitalist technocracy in Spain. From the establishment of a technocratic and consumerist culture during the second part of the Franco dictatorship to the transition to neoliberalism that accompanied the 'transition to democracy', intellectuals and 'experts' have legitimized contemporary Spanish history as a series of unavoidable steps in a process of 'modernization'. But when unemployment skyrocketed and a growing number of people began to feel that the consequences of this Spanish 'modernization' had increasingly led to precariousness, this paradigm collapsed. In the wake of Spain's financial meltdown of 2008, new 'cultures of anyone' have emerged around the idea that the people affected by or involved in a situation should be the ones to participate in changing it. Growing through grassroots social movements, digital networks, and spaces traditionally reserved for 'high culture' and institutional politics, these cultures promote processes of empowerment and collaborative learning that allow the development of the abilities and knowledge base of 'anyone', regardless of their economic status or institutional affiliations.

The New Penguin Russian Course

Author: Nicholas J. Brown

Publisher: Circassian

ISBN: 9780140120417

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 514

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David Dyer's astonishing novel The Midnight Watchis based on the true story of the SS Californian, the ship that sawtheTitanic'sdistress rockets and yet, unfathomably, did nothing. A psychological thriller. Sometimes the smallest of human failings can lead to the greatest of disasters On a wretchedly cold night in the North Atlantic, a steamer stopped in an icefield sees the glow of another ship on the horizon. Just after midnight the first of eight distress rockets is fired. Why did theCalifornian look on while theTitanicsank? As soon as Boston Americanreporter John Steadman lays eyes on the man who stood the midnight watch on the Californian, he knows there's another story lurking behind the official one. Herbert Stone must have seen something, and yet his ship did nothing while the calamity took place. Now Stone, under his captain's orders, must carry his secret in silence, while Steadman is determined to find it out. So begins a strange dance around the truth by these three men. Haunted by the fifteen hundred who went to their deaths in those icy waters, and by the loss of his own baby son years earlier, Steadman must either find redemption in the Titanic's tragedy or lose himself. Based on true events, The Midnight Watchis at once a heart-stopping mystery and a deeply knowing novel - about the frailty of men, the strength of women, the capriciousness of fate and the price of loyalty.

The Mask and the Flag

The Rise of Anarchopopulism in Global Protest

Author: Paolo Gerbaudo

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190491566

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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From the Arab Spring to the Spanish Indignados, from Occupy Wall Street in New York to Nuit Debout in Paris, contemporary protest bears the mark of citizenism, a libertarian and participatory brand of populism which appeals to ordinary citizens outraged at the arrogance of political and financial elites in the wake of the Great Recession. This book draws on 140 interviews with activists and participants in occupations and demonstrations to explore the new politics nurtured by the 'movement of the squares' of 2011-16 and its reflection of an exceptional phase of crisis and social transformation. Gerbaudo demonstrates how, in waging a unifying struggle against a perceived Oligarchy, today's movements combine the neo-anarchist ethos of horizontality and leaderlessness inherited from the anti-globalisation movement, and a resurgent populist demand for full popular sovereignty and the reclamation of citizenship rights. He analyses the manifestation of this ideology through the signature tactics of these upheavals, including protest camps in public squares, popular assemblies and social media activism. And he charts its political ramifications from Podemos in Spain to Bernie Sanders in the US, revealing how the central square occupations have been foundational to current movements for radical democracy worldwide.

CultureShock! Russia

A Survival Guide to Customs and Etiquette

Author: Anna Pavloskaya

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd

ISBN: 9814435570

Category: Travel

Page: 310

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