A Communicative Approach to Russian Language, Life, and Culture

Author: Marita Nummikoski

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470646322

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 676

View: 5250

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.


a communicative approach to Russian language, life, and culture

Author: Marita Nummikoski

Publisher: Wiley


Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 613

View: 4393

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

View: 804

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

View: 5518

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.

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

View: 8930

Emergency Medical Responder

Author: Leo Brown

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449655971


Page: 514

View: 3770

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.

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

View: 3596

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.

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

View: 9374

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

View: 8478

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 Jews

A History

Author: John Efron

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315508990

Category: History

Page: 560

View: 8813

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.

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

View: 6785

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.

Vygotsky's Psychology

A Biography of Ideas

Author: Alex Kozulin

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674943667

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 286

View: 7132

Alex Kozulin, translator of Vygotsky's work and distinguished Russian-American psychologist, has written the first major intellectual biography about Vygotsky's theories and their relationship to twentieth-century Russian and Western intellectual culture. In the last two decades, Vygotsky's theories have become highly influential while those of other theoretical giants have faded. Kozulin's biography of Vygotsky reflects many of the conflicts of twentieth-century psychology--from the early battles between introspectionists and reflexologists to the current argument concerning the cultural and social, rather than natural, construction of the human mind.

The Cambridge Introduction to Russian Poetry

Author: Michael Wachtel

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521004930

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 166

View: 4238

This introduction presents the major themes, forms and styles of Russian poetry. Using examples from Russia's greatest poets, Michael Wachtel draws on three centuries of verse, from the beginnings of secular literature in the eighteenth century to the present day. The first half of the book is devoted to concepts such as versification, poetic language and tradition; the second half is organised along genre lines and examines the ode, the elegy, love poetry, nature poetry and patriotic verse. This book will be an invaluable tool for students and teachers alike.

Omnia Sunt Communia

On the Commons and the Transformation to Postcapitalism

Author: Doctor Massimo De Angelis

Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.

ISBN: 1783600640

Category: Political Science

Page: 456

View: 4757

In this weaving of radical political economy, Omnia Sunt Communia sets out the steps to postcapitalism. By conceptualising the commons not just as common goods but as a set of social systems, Massimo De Angelis shows their pervasive presence in everyday life, mapping out a strategy for total social transformation. From the micro to the macro, De Angelis unveils the commons as fields of power relations – shared space, objects, subjects – that explode the limits of daily life under capitalism. He exposes attempts to co-opt the commons, through the use of code words such as 'participation' and 'governance', and reveals the potential for radical transformation rooted in the reproduction of our communities, of life, of work and of society as a whole.

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

View: 9639

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.

Revolt and Crisis in Greece

Between a Present Yet to Pass and a Future Still to Come

Author: Antonis Vradis,Dimitris Dalakoglou

Publisher: A K PressDistribution

ISBN: 9780983059714

Category: Political Science

Page: 350

View: 1011

How does a revolt come about and what does it leave behind? What impact does it have on those who participate in it and those who simply watch it? Is the Greek revolt of December 2008 confined to the shores of the Mediterranean, or are there lessons we can bring to bear on social action around the globe? Revolt and Crisis in Greece: Between a Present Yet to Pass and a Future Still to Come is a collective attempt to grapple with these questions. A collaboration between anarchist publishing collectives Occupied London and AK Press, this timely new volume traces Greece's long moment of transition from the revolt of 2008 to the economic crisis that followed. In its twenty chapters, authors from around the world--including those on the ground in Greece--analyse how December became possible, exploring its legacies and the position of the social antagonist movement in face of the economic crisis and the arrival of the International Monetary Fund. In the twenty essays collected here, the Occupied London Collective offers a historical analysis of the factors that gave birth to December and the potentialities it has opened up in face of the capitalist crisis. Yet the book also highlights the dilemmas the antagonist movement has been faced with since: the book is an open question and a call to the global antagonist movement, and its allies around the world, to radically rethink and redefine our tactics in a rapidly changing landscape where crises and potentialities are engaged in a fierce battle with an uncertain outcome.