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An American Playgoer at Home
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An American Playgoer at Home serves as a companion volume to An American Playgoer in London. It captures the author’s theatregoing on his home territory in Northampton and Amherst, Massachusetts, in Hartford, Connecticut, in New York City, and in other places in the USA and in Canada as well. As a companion volume it covers approximately the same period of roughly four decades, from the early 1970s into the second decade of the new century. Almost all of the reviews are of live theatre; a few are of films that have an important dramatic quality or are a film version of an existing play, as in the instance of O’Neill’s The Iceman Cometh.

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Arts and Humanities
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University of Massachusetts Amherst
Author:
Joseph Donohue
Date Added:
03/04/2021
An American Playgoer in London
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Over forty-plus years, Joseph Donohue spent many days in London libraries researching thea­trical subjects and many after­noons and evenings in London theatres, witnessing almost one hundred twenty-five productions of original plays and revivals and recording his exper­ience in a series of metic­ulously kept journals.

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Arts and Humanities
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University of Massachusetts Amherst
Author:
Joseph Donohue
Date Added:
01/21/2021
Introduction to Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies
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This textbook introduces key feminist concepts and analytical frameworks used in the interdisciplinary Women, Gender, Sexualities field. It unpacks the social construction of knowledge and categories of difference, processes and structures of power and inequality, with a focus on gendered labor in the global economy, and the historical development of feminist social movements. The book emphasizes feminist sociological approaches to analyzing structures of power, drawing heavily from empirical feminist research.

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Women's Studies
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Textbook
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University of Massachusetts Amherst
Author:
Donovan Lessard
Laura Heston
Miliann Kang
Sonny Nordmarken
Date Added:
06/30/2017
Physics 132: What is an Electron? What is Light?
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A second semester introductory physics course for life sciences students that looks to deepen students' understanding of biology and chemistry through physics all through the lens of understanding two of the most fundamental particles in the Universe: electrons and photons. The book begins with exploring the quantum mechanical nature of these objects to expand on what students have learned in chemistry and then proceeds to geometric optics (using the human eye as a theme), electrostatics (using membrane potentials), circuits (using the neuron), and finally synthesizing everything in a unit exploring the meaning of "light is an electromagnetic wave."

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Physics
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Author:
Brokk Toggerson
Edward J. Neth
E.F. Redish
Emily Hansen
John Eggebrecht
Julianne Zedalis
Klaus Theopold
Paul Flowers
Paul Peter Urone
Richard Langley
Roger Hinrichs
William R. Robinson
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02/28/2021
Tokyo University and the War
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Tachibana Takashi analyzes the impact of World War II on Tokyo University and Tokyo University’s impact on the war: attacks from outside, faculty politics and purges, institutional expansion, the sacrifice of liberal arts students to the war machine, and heroic dissenting professors who tried in vain to bring the war to an early end.

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World History
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Reading
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University of Massachusetts Amherst
Author:
Richard H. Minear
Tachibana Takashi
Date Added:
03/31/2020
Tutt* a tavola! Volume 1
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This new open educational resource is for Elementary Italian. Our goal is for this book to be comprehensive, user-friendly, inclusive, and cost-effective. Tutt* a tavola has two parts, one for each course, with six chapters in each. Generally speaking, each chapter addresses three to four grammatical topics and includes a vocabulary section related to a cultural theme. The vocabulary is also incorporated into the grammatical presentations and exercises. There is also a short reading in each chapter regarding different aspects of culture and language, to address those questions of diversity and inclusion that are often missing from the textbooks we have used in the past. To include more culture, we have also included multimedia: each chapter begins with a song that is used as a starting point for the inductive presentation of the chapter’s content, and ends with a video (a film clip, an interview, social media) that summarizes the ideas covered.

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Languages
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Textbook
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University of Massachusetts Amherst
Author:
Melina Masterson
Stacy Giufre
Date Added:
09/24/2021
Tutt* a tavola! Volume 2
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This book has all of the same features as the first volume: an opening song for each chapter (Ascoltiamo!); vocabulary and grammar sections; exercises based on a film clip (Guardiamo!); and more in-depth explorations of cultural topics (Punto culturale). It also introduces a new section, Leggiamo!, in which we begin reading short literary texts in Italian.

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Languages
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Author:
Melina Masterson
Stacy Giufre
Date Added:
11/17/2021
Wilde's EARNEST: A Century and More of Critical Commentary
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The present volume proposes to remedy the great lack of access to critical responses to Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest. Criticism of Wilde’s play abounds, but for the most part it lies out of the way, a challenge to track down, requiring research among a multitude of potential sources, or hours spent combing through files of newspapers, or consultation of biblio­graphies of Wilde.

Subject:
Reading Literature
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Author:
Joseph Donohue
Date Added:
01/21/2021