Games in the Global Village

The first truly global study of TV entertainment, this book includes interviews with producers, contestants, and licensers.

Games in the Global Village

Author: Anne Cooper-Chen

Publisher: Popular Press

ISBN: 9780879725990

Page: 319

View: 327

Q. What is the most-watched TV format in history, seen by about 100 million people weekly around the world? A. Wheel of Fortune, a game show. Without putdowns or pandering, the author looks at 260 such shows, concluding that culture has triumphed over technology. For despite our capacity to transmit the same content world-wide, McLuhan's global village has not come to pass. Technology has, however, encouraged already-existing "cultural continents" to coalesce. About one-third of the world's game shows have been licensed or adapted from another country, especially from the United States. Conversely, a single program can cross borders unchanged, such as Sabado Gigante, which appeals to Spanish speakers in 18 countries. The first truly global study of TV entertainment, this book includes interviews with producers, contestants, and licensers. With its tables, illustrations and appendices, the text provides details on content and audiences, as well as explanatory overviews.

Sport in the Global Village

Throughout sport has remained a significant thread in the fabric of culture. This thought-provoking book offers an international collection of writings exploring the effects of sport on culture and the role of sport as a cultural barometer.

Sport in the Global Village

Author: Ralph C. Wilcox

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 521

View: 958

During the past few years the world has seen widespread geopolitical change. Throughout sport has remained a significant thread in the fabric of culture. This thought-provoking book offers an international collection of writings exploring the effects of sport on culture and the role of sport as a cultural barometer.

The Global Village

Possible answers surface in Anne Cooper - Chen ' s book entitled Games in the
Global Village : A 50 - Nation Study of Entertainment Television . No game format
or style has found a universal audience . Many countries air dating shows , but ...

The Global Village

Author: Ray Broadus Browne

Publisher: Popular Press

ISBN:

Page: 223

View: 690

Offers 15 essays discussing the meaning of Marshall McLuhan's global village in a world witnessing explosive forces of individualism, tribalism, and nationalism. Topics include lessons from the Blacksburg electronic village, MTV's global footprint, missionaries in a global village, and the Swedish raggare subculture. Includes bandw photos. No index. Paper edition (772-1), $24.95. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Our Global Village Egypt

Although many Egyptian games and activities are similar to those found in
western societies, some activities remain gender–biased. For example, only girls
play with dolls and only boys pretend to be soldiers. Paintings, murals, and
artifacts ...

Our Global Village   Egypt

Author: Judy M. Hagene

Publisher: Lorenz Educational Press

ISBN: 1558631712

Page: 32

View: 170

Bring the world a little closer with these multicultural books. An excellent way for students to appreciate and learn cultural diversity in an exciting hands-on format. Each book explores the history, language, holidays, festivals, customs, legends, foods, creative arts, lifestyles, and games of the title country. A creative alternative to student research reports and a time-saver for teachers since the activities and resource material are contained in one book.

Our Global Village Germany

Children in Germany play many games with their friends during school recess or
while at each others' homes. Some of the games they play are very similar to
games played by children in the United States. Below are some games that you
can ...

Our Global Village   Germany

Author: P. J. Lents

Publisher: Lorenz Educational Press

ISBN: 1558632670

Page: 32

View: 801

Bring the world a little closer with these multicultural books. An excellent way for students to appreciate and learn cultural diversity in an exciting hands-on format. Each book explores the history, language, holidays, festivals, customs, legends, foods, creative arts, lifestyles, and games of the title country. A creative alternative to student research reports and a time-saver for teachers since the activities and resource material are contained in one book.

Our Global Village Egypt ENHANCED eBook

Although many Egyptian games and activities are similar to those found in
western societies, some activities remain gender–biased. For example, only girls
play with dolls and only boys pretend to be soldiers. Paintings, murals, and
artifacts ...

Our Global Village   Egypt  ENHANCED eBook

Author: Judy M. Hagene

Publisher: Lorenz Educational Press

ISBN: 1429110961

Page: 32

View: 317

Bring the world a little closer with these multicultural books. An excellent way for students to appreciate and learn cultural diversity in an exciting hands-on format. Each book explores the history, language, holidays, festivals, customs, legends, foods, creative arts, lifestyles, and games of the title country. A creative alternative to student research reports and a time-saver for teachers since the activities and resource material are contained in one book.

Our Global Village Korea

Games. On the Korean peninsula, as elsewhere in the global village, children are
special. Korean children have special birthdays and special games. Although
school comes first and must be taken seriously, children in Korea have plenty of ...

Our Global Village   Korea

Author: Ann C. Edmonds

Publisher: Lorenz Educational Press

ISBN: 0787700037

Page: 32

View: 730

Bring the world a little closer with these multicultural books. An excellent way for students to appreciate and learn cultural diversity in an exciting hands-on format. Each book explores the history, language, holidays, festivals, customs, legends, foods, creative arts, lifestyles, and games of the title country. A creative alternative to student research reports and a time-saver for teachers since the activities and resource material are contained in one book.

Learning and Teaching Mathematics in The Global Village

Perhaps no other electronic medium has brought mathematics to young people
more than the video game one. Video games started out as arcade games in the
1920s. In the early 1970s the electronic tennis game named Pong propelled the ...

Learning and Teaching Mathematics in The Global Village

Author: Marcel Danesi

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 331932280X

Page: 185

View: 586

This book provides a fundamental reassessment of mathematics education in the digital era. It constitutes a new mindset of how information and knowledge are processed by introducing new interconnective and interactive pedagogical approaches. Math education is catching up on technology, as courses and materials use digital sources and resources more and more. The time has come to evaluate this new dynamic, which transcends all previous use of ancillary devices to supplement classroom math instruction. Interactivity and interconnectivity with the online world of math and math texts (such as television programs and internet sites) can be integrated with our traditional modes for delivery of math instruction. This book looks at how this integration can unfold practically by applying these relevant pedagogical principles to elementary topics such as numeration, arithmetic, algebra, story problems, combinatorics, and basic probability theory. The book further exemplifies how mathematics can be connected to topics in popular culture, information technologies, and other such domains.

Our Global Village Ireland eBook

The game of hurling, over three thousand years old, is the most popular sport in
Ireland. It is the fastest of all stick and ball games. The modern game is played by
two teams on a field about the same size as a U.S. soccer field. Each of the ...

Our Global Village   Ireland  eBook

Author: Ellen M. Dolan

Publisher: Lorenz Educational Press

ISBN: 0787783838

Page: 32

View: 348

Bring the world a little closer with these multicultural books. An excellent way for students to appreciate and learn cultural diversity in an exciting hands-on format. Each book explores the history, language, holidays, festivals, customs, legends, foods, creative arts, lifestyles, and games of the title country. A creative alternative to student research reports and a time-saver for teachers since the activities and resource material are contained in one book.

Our Global Village Mexico

Bring the world a little closer with these multicultural books.

Our Global Village   Mexico

Author: Nancy Klepper

Publisher: Lorenz Educational Press

ISBN: 1558631542

Page: 32

View: 385

Bring the world a little closer with these multicultural books. An excellent way for students to appreciate and learn cultural diversity in an exciting hands-on format. Each book explores the history, language, holidays, festivals, customs, legends, foods, creative arts, lifestyles, and games of the title country. A creative alternative to student research reports and a time-saver for teachers since the activities and resource material are contained in one book.

Our Global Village India

Children often play kabaddi, a game like tag, and enjoy flying kites. Adults play
chess, parcheesi, and bridge—games that originated in India. Bombay is
sometimes called the Hollywood of India. In fact, Bombay produces more films
than ...

Our Global Village   India

Author: Sue D. Royals

Publisher: Lorenz Educational Press

ISBN: 0787702765

Page: 32

View: 532

Bring the world a little closer with these multicultural books. An excellent way for students to appreciate and learn cultural diversity in an exciting hands-on format. Each book explores the history, language, holidays, festivals, customs, legends, foods, creative arts, lifestyles, and games of the title country. A creative alternative to student research reports and a time-saver for teachers since the activities and resource material are contained in one book.

Dispatches from the Global Village

Connie Broden scored in every game, including the tying and winninggoals in
thefinal against the Soviets. Hewasthe leadingscorer in the tournament –
scoring12 goals and seven assists in seven games.He thenmanaged to return
hometo ...

Dispatches from the Global Village

Author: Derek Evans

Publisher: Wood Lake Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1551455536

Page: 190

View: 100

Dispatches from the Global Village is a collection of 30 columns by Derek Evans, former Deputy Secretary General of Amnesty International. While the entry point for these columns (first published by the Naramata and Penticton, B.C., newspapers) is often something seemingly innocuous, perhaps even mundane - like a cup of tea, a croissant, a picture on a wall - the essays themselves are not for the faint of heart. As the leader of more than 60 Amnesty International delegations, and more recently as a consultant to the United Nations and other international organizations, Evans has travelled the globe to meet with African warlords and the Dalai Lama, heads of state and the leaders of rebel armies, victims of torture and peasant farmers; his single-minded objective, to challenge the forces of injustice, violence, and all things that separate people and nations from each other. Yet what shines through in each story - whether he's negotiating with rebel factions in the Sudan; or meeting, under threat of death and in the dead of night, with the families of "disappeared" children in Sri Lanka - is Evans' unfaltering hope that people can find within themselves the wisdom to choose a different path, that somehow we can learn to live in peace despite our differences. Informing, challenging, and inspiring, the stories, images, and hope contained in Dispatches from the Global Village will stay with the reader long after the book is set down.

Our Global Village Greece ENHANCED eBook

Women in the villages follow old traditions in hand work. They make clothing,
lace, embroidered blouses, and ... The children, who come with their mothers to
market, play games while they wait. The girls like jacks, which are sometimes
made ...

Our Global Village   Greece  ENHANCED eBook

Author: Ellen M. Dolan

Publisher: Lorenz Educational Press

ISBN: 1429111062

Page: 32

View: 787

Bring the world a little closer with these multicultural books. An excellent way for students to appreciate and learn cultural diversity in an exciting hands-on format. Each book explores the history, language, holidays, festivals, customs, legends, foods, creative arts, lifestyles, and games of the title country. A creative alternative to student research reports and a time-saver for teachers since the activities and resource material are contained in one book.

Ethics in the Global Village

A traditional game of flirtation played in the village was called the lemon game (
vakagigi moli ) . On sunlit afternoons young people would play , rolling lemons
along the ground towards each other . It was recognized as a public declaration
of ...

Ethics in the Global Village

Author: Jack A. Johnson-Hill

Publisher: Polebridge PressWestar Inst

ISBN:

Page: 174

View: 958

How does one speak about the really big questions of our time waging war, making ends meet, and preserving the planet? What does it mean to think ethically in a world marked by fear of terror, economic anxiety and ecological meltdown? Can revisiting the moral wisdom of the historical Jesus or learning about the moral perspectives of our global neighbors help us address our fears? In Ethics in a Global World, Jack Hill connects the dots between what Jesus said long ago and what we experience today in a radically new way by linking the voice of Jesus to unheard voices of contemporary, largely marginalized, social and political movements. He draws on his firsthand experiences living overseas to introduce readers to the moral thinking of Pacific islanders, Jamaican Rastafarians and a new generation of South Africans. If Americans are to live the good life in the global village, he argues, we need to be in creative dialogue with neighbors overseas, and that dialogue will enable us to experience our own American moral heritage, as well as the Jesus tradition, in fresh ways.

The Heart of the Global Village

In Regina , Saskatchewan - a small city isolated out on the Midwestern plains - I
visited the Roughriders ' headquarters on Saturday morning the day before a big
game . Taylor Field is an aging stadium with bright , multicolored stands . It sits in
 ...

The Heart of the Global Village

Author: William A. Charland

Publisher: Trinity PressIntl

ISBN:

Page: 122

View: 455

From Tribal Village to Global Village

It takes a global village to grant the tribal village voice , space , and a response
within and across borders . ... global trends ; interpreters of social movements
chart the emergence of “ global civil society ” and “ three - level games ” (
Lipschutz ...

From Tribal Village to Global Village

Author: Alison Brysk

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804734592

Page: 370

View: 918

This book examines the rise of human rights movements in five Latin American countries—Ecuador, Mexico, Brazil, Nicaragua, and Bolivia—among the hemisphere's most isolated and powerless people, Latin American Indians. It describes the impact of the Indian rights movement on world politics, from reforming the United Nations to evicting foreign oil companies, and analyzes the impact of these human rights experiences for all of Latin America's indigenous citizens and native people throughout the world.

International Review for the Sociology of Sport

First , the South Korean media tended to frame the Olympic Games as a global
festival which attracted people's attention at a global level . ... Moreover , there
are billions people in the global village who is watching the Game ... At last , the ...

International Review for the Sociology of Sport

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page:

View: 828

Ecotheater for the Global Village

I don't like this game. ISABEL Look. We needed to go the secret way. TOM No
one else knows . . . ISABEL That's what grandpa said. It used to be used a long
time ago when slaves escaped from down South. TOM I still don't get it. ISABEL A
 ...

Ecotheater for the Global Village

Author: G. Thomson Fraser

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469114801

Page: 186

View: 940

Environmental Dramas featured in "EcoTheater for the Global Village" "EcoTheater for the Global Village" features three plays that confront environmental issues from an adult as well as a childs perspective -G. Thomson Frasers, "Giants in the Wilderness," and two childrens theater dramas, MacKenzie Louise Coffmans, "Forest Hideout," and Rebekah Lovat Frasers "The Tree and the Village." Harold Wood, education chairman for the environmentally-focused Sierra Club, was the inspiration behind the book. He contacted G. Thomson Fraser about her play, "Giants in the Wilderness and suggested that it be published, along with childrens dramas with an environmental theme. "Giants in the Wilderness" features John Muir, the Scottish naturalist and founder of the Sierra Club, and his role in the birth of the environmental movement in the late 19th century. "Wilderness" contains a Forestry Chautauqua Prologue and post-play Epilogue by Joseph K. Smith which can be used to open a discussion with the audience. The drama was funded by a grant from the Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities, a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and matching funds from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Managements Conservation Trust Fund. "Wilderness" toured as part of the 1997 Centennial Celebration of the Massachusetts State Forest and Park System. Drama critic Richard Duckett, writing for the Worcester (MA) Telegram and Gazette, characterized "Wilderness" as a history lesson. "By 1896, the destruction of Americas forest wilderness had become so rampant many people believed that unless something was done soon, there wouldnt be any wilderness left... Three naturalists - John Muir, Charles Sprague Sargent and Gifford Pinchot - had divergent opinions on the best way to save them." MacKenzie Louise Coffmans childrens theater piece, "Forest Hideout" is the story of two children, a brother and sister, who take matters into their own hands to save the family farm. Coffman is a fifth grade student in Western Massachusetts. A televised production of her play is planned for the Summer 2009 with Coffman playing the role of Isabel. Rebekah Lovat Frasers "The Tree and the Village" is an environmentally instructive fable, a mythological saga that engages the audience and is a visual feast for children of all ages. Lovat Fraser is a graduate in Film Studies from Yale University and mother of MacKenzie. In the Preface to EcoTheater for the Global Village, G. Thomson Fraser observes, "We humans have taken center stage in a worldwide drama to preserve the planet that only the gods of antiquity might find amusing... Theater is now challenged to take up environmental global concerns, to serve as a tool for our continued survival." Playwright G. Thomson Fraser is a professor, journalist, poet and novelist. Her nonfiction novel, "In the Claw of the Tiger," which is based on the true story of a survivor of the Bataan Death March and POW camps in the Philippines and Japan, was published in 2007. Fraser holds a BA in Theater and Communications and an MFA in Playwriting .

Global Village Idiot

You don't actually like games, do you? Ugh—look, he's putting shorts on, the big
nancy.” Then when the referee demands that the English players get changed,
they can wave a tatty forged note from their mum under his nose and claim, “I'm ...

Global Village Idiot

Author: John O'Farrell

Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

ISBN: 1555847056

Page: 290

View: 220

In this collection of acid-tongued essays, “the U.K.’s answer to Dave Barry” skewers his American cousins (Publishers Weekly). Winner of the Best Columnist of the Year at the British Liars’ Awards and Britain’s finest satirist, John O’Farrell takes dead aim at cell phones, awards ceremonies, genetic sheep splicers, America’s right-wing cabal of dunces, dunderheads, dimwits, and the Big D himself. “Just when we thought the lawlessness in Iraq was over,” O’Farrell observes, “even more blatant incidents of looting have begun. With handkerchiefs masking their faces, two rioters roughly the height of George Bush and Donald Rumsfeld kicked in the gates of the largest oilfield and grabbed the keys of the gasoline trucks. ‘Yee-haw! It’s all ours! Millions of barrels of the stuff,’ they laughed. ‘Yup!’ added the leader, ‘and this mask guarantees my anonymousinity!’ So after all these years there really is such a person as the Thief of Baghdad. Except strangely his accent sounded vaguely Texan.” A writer for the groundbreaking television show Spitting Image and contributor to the screenplay for the hit movie Chicken Run, O’Farrell meticulously researched his conclusions by spending five minutes on the Internet and then giving up. And while O’Farrell’s sharpest barbs and stingers have often been written to come out of the mouths of grotesque puppets and Claymation chickens, this time around he keeps the best lines for himself: “With the election of the 43rd President of the United States, the global village is complete,” O’Farrell writes. “It has its own global village idiot.”