John William Cavanaugh
How do today's voters react to the phenomenon of 'attack journalism' in this age of televised presidential campaigns? This book presents an intensive analysis of mass media effects on a panel of eighteen voters from Columbia, South Carolina during the 1992 presidential elections. Beginning with individual interviews in July of 1992 and continuing through November, Cavanaugh's study provides a long-term look at voters in the decision-making process as well as insight into how various news items affect their voting choices.
In Facing the Fires, Bernard Horn introduces A. B. Yehoshua, Israel's greatest living novelist, to an English-speaking audience. Yehoshua's achievement has been recognized throughout the world, and he has been awarded literary prizes in both Israel and the United States. A lively, controversial, and prophetic voice in his homeland, Yehoshua rigorously tests his community's deepest pieties: religion, Zionism, the agony of the Holocaust. A Jew who does not believe in God, he is a committed Zionist and member of the "peace camp" in Israel that welcomed the Palestinian uprising of 1987. In the tradition of the Paris Review interviews, Horn's conversations with Yehoshua reveal the intricate play of literary, psychological, mythological, and political motifs in the novelist's work. Stimulated by a warm friendship between the two scholars, the intellectual energy of Facing the Fires offers readers a pleasure they might expect only from fiction.
Robert Johnson Jr.
Combines personal memoir with archival footage, still photography, and graphics, to present a first-hand account of the significant participation of African-Americans at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey and other sites, in the development of defense weaponry during the Second World War against the backdrop of adverse racial and political conditions.
Vardit Ringvald, Bonit Porath, Yaron Peleq, and Esther Shorr
Written by the core faculty of the Hebrew program at Brandeis University, the pilot edition of Brandeis Modern Hebrew, Intermediate to Advanced serves as a sequel to the well-known volume for beginners. It contains the functional and contextual elements to bring users' Hebrew language proficiency to the intermediate level and introduce students to skills they need to become advanced in their use of the language.
This volume reflects key principles of the Brandeis University Hebrew curriculum. These include:
* Placing emphasis on the learner's ability to use Hebrew in four skill areas: listening, reading, speaking, and writing
* Contextualizing each unit within a specific subject or theme
* Exposing the student to authentic materials and exploring aspects of Israeli and Jewish culture through language drills and reading passages
Vardit Ringvald, Bonit Porath, Yaron Peleq, Esther Shorr, and Sara Hascal
Landscapes in Time and Space: Photography and Photo-Montages by Leslie Starobin; Paintings by Burt Hasen
Exhibit catalog for art exhibit featuring works by FSU faculty member Leslie Starobin.
Inheritance: Stories of Memory and Discovery weaves together pictures and stories in tribute to how memory and memorabilia can still link us to even a devastated past. Each of the six illustrated chapters conveys a single Jewish family¹s journey before, during, and after the Holocaust. Artist and author Leslie Starobin interviewed, among others, the son of a mortar operator in the Jewish Brigade of the British army, the daughter of a decorated Soviet military officer, and a child survivor from Kraków who commemorated his war heroes in a sketchbook. Starobin composed still-life montages from ³the things they carried² and passed down to their children and grandchildren.
Abraham B. Yehoshua