Over the last two decades, reading groups have become increasingly popular in the UK and the USA. More and more people seem to be interested in sharing their reading experiences and hearing other readers discuss their views on books, whether this is online, through the mass media, or in face-to-face contexts.
In light of this explosion in popularity of reading groups, this ethnographic study focuses on several reading groups based across a variety of settings: public libraries, public houses and in readers' homes. A range of methods are used to investigate the practices of the individual readers and the groups, including participant observation, interviews, and audio-recordings of meetings.
Reading groups are found to be highly ritualized and potentially competitive places in which matters of identity and taste are often at stake. The groups studied are conceptualized as communities of practice, and the literary interpretations and evaluations offered within each group are shown to be a product of shared norms established by this group.
Rehabilitative Audiology: Children and Adults balances theory with practical applications that demonstrate how rehabilitative principles work in the clinical setting. Completely revised, the Third Edition of this popular text offers a large number of tables, appendices, and illustrations making the material easier to learn and retain. The content is organized to highlight various areas of concern, and new advancements in cochlear implants and assistive devices are included to help your patients get the most out of the newest technologies.This text serves both the student and practitioner by providing a wealth of information for assessing and treating the hearing-impaired. Coverage includes special needs of children, early identification of hearing loss, assessment and intervention with pre-school and school-age children, and management of hearing problems in the educational setting. Older patients' problems are also included with valuable insights on rehabilitative assessment, hearing aid selection, and rehabilitation aspects for the aging population.
Should there be warning labels on fast foods? Should SUV drivers pay extra taxes? Should employers be allowed to require drug testing of prospective employees? This introductory biology text helps you learn the process of science and basic biological principles while encouraging you to think about critical issues. New "Take Home Messages" help you grasp key concepts while special features like the chapter opening case studies and "How Would You Vote?" questions make the material come to life. New "Figure It Out" questions in many illustrations help you understand the concepts communicated in the figures and the new Data Analysis Activities at the end of every chapter strengthen your analytical skills. This book has been widely praised for clear and engaging writing, art with step-by-step callouts, and terrific support from student media that all work together to help you "get" biology.
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