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The Sherwin Cody Legacy

Edwin L. Battistella

in Do You Make These Mistakes in English?: The Story of Sherwin Cody's Famous Language School

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195367126
eISBN:
9780199867356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367126.003.0016
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

Chapter 16 takes stock of Sherwin Cody as an entrepreneur, social critic, and educator, framing his legacy as silent mentor who encourage people to take responsibility for their own education through ... More


Do You Make These Mistakes in English?: The Story of Sherwin Cody's Famous Language School

Edwin L. Battistella

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195367126
eISBN:
9780199867356
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367126.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

In the early 1900s, the language of America was becoming colloquial English — the language of the businessman, manager, and professional. Since college and high school education were far from ... More


Just 15 Minutes a Day

Edwin L. Battistella

in Do You Make These Mistakes in English?: The Story of Sherwin Cody's Famous Language School

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195367126
eISBN:
9780199867356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367126.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

Chapter 9 looks at the advertising and cultural positioning of mail‐order book culture, focusing on the Harvard Classics and the Book‐of‐the Month Club.


Self-Help, Inc.: Makeover Culture in American Life

Micki McGee

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195171242
eISBN:
9780199944088
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171242.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Why doesn't self-help help? This book puts forward this paradoxical question as it looks at a world where the market for self-improvement products—books, audiotapes, and extreme makeovers—is ... More


At Work on the Self: The Making of the Belabored Self

Micki McGee

in Self-Help, Inc.: Makeover Culture in American Life

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195171242
eISBN:
9780199944088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171242.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter investigates more completely just how laborious the work of “inventing a self” can be, and how the ideal of individual self-mastery—which is at the heart of most self-help ... More


All You Can Be, or Some Conclusions

Micki McGee

in Self-Help, Inc.: Makeover Culture in American Life

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195171242
eISBN:
9780199944088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171242.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter shows how the cultures of self-improvement might be mined for more progressive political opportunities, and argues that the recognition of the labor inherent in the making of selves in ... More


From Self-Made to Belabored

Micki McGee

in Self-Help, Inc.: Makeover Culture in American Life

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195171242
eISBN:
9780199944088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171242.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This book investigates how the promise of self-help can lead workers into a new sort of enslavement – into a cycle where the self is not improved but endlessly belabored – and explores the shifts in ... More


“No late hours, no headache in the morning …”: Self-Improvement Vacations

Cindy S. Aron

in Working at Play: A History of Vacations in the United States

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195142341
eISBN:
9780199849024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195142341.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History

In the years after 1850, religious camp meetings continued to do what they had been doing since the turn of the 19th century—attract those in search of spiritual regeneration. During these decades, ... More


“It's worthwhile to get something from your holiday”: Vacationing During the Depression

Cindy S. Aron

in Working at Play: A History of Vacations in the United States

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195142341
eISBN:
9780199849024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195142341.003.0010
Subject:
History, Social History

The economic depression would seem an inhospitable climate for vacations in the United States. Surprisingly, evidence suggests that Americans continued to promote, endorse, and take vacations. ... More


ASAP Futures, Not Infinite Future

Liam Gillick

in Industry and Intelligence: Contemporary Art Since 1820

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780231170208
eISBN:
9780231540964
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170208.003.0005
Subject:
Art, Art Theory and Criticism

Is there a space for urgency in the projected and parallel structure of contemporary art?


Women's Clubs

Elizabeth Hayes Turner

in Women, Culture, and Community: Religion and Reform in Galveston, 1880–1920

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195086881
eISBN:
9780199854578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195086881.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter shows how the women in Texas set about taking stock of their own learning. The time had come for them to see their own education. A desire for better education by southerners was part of ... More


The Desired and the Good

T. N. Madan

in The Hindu Householder: The T.N. Madan Omnibus

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198069409
eISBN:
9780199080038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198069409.003.0018
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This chapter continues the discussion on the fragility of moral choices. A heightened moral awareness is the ideal, but the road to it is seen by ordinary people to lie in the consistent effort of ... More


Impartiality and Ethical Formation *

John Cottingham

in Partiality and Impartiality: Morality, Special Relationships, and the Wider World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199579952
eISBN:
9780191595233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579952.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter defends the legitimacy of a certain partiality towards oneself in the assignment of time and resources, based on the idea that self-improvement is a legitimate moral undertaking. The ... More


Coda: Being in Prison

Robert A. Ferguson

in Metamorphosis: How to Transform Punishment in America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780300230833
eISBN:
9780300235296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300230833.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This concluding chapter looks at a speech conducted at the January graduation ceremony of prisoners who would receive their college degrees at the Fishkill Correctional Institution, in conjunction ... More


The Spirit of Enthusiasm

Glanmor Williams

in The Foundations of Modern Wales: Wales 1642-1780

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780192852786
eISBN:
9780191670565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192852786.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter discusses the gains achieved by Wales in the field of religion and education in the 18th century. It shows how Methodism, led by young men of compelling magnetism, struck genuine roots ... More


The Makeover: Reality Television and Reflexive Audiences

Katherine Sender

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814740699
eISBN:
9780814738979
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814740699.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Watch this show, buy this product, you can be a whole new you! Makeover television shows repeatedly promise self-renewal and the opportunity for reinvention, but what do we know about the people who ... More


The Philosopher as a Lover: Renaissance Debates on Platonic Eros

Sabrina Ebbersmeyer

in Emotion and Cognitive Life in Medieval and Early Modern Philosophy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199579914
eISBN:
9780191745959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579914.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The paper deals with the reception of the Platonic theory of love during the Italian Renaissance. Plato's theory offers a specific conception of love, in which personal love is understood only as a ... More


The Polish Hearst: Ameryka-Echo and the Public Role of the Immigrant Press

Anna D. Jaroszynska-Kirchmann

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039096
eISBN:
9780252097072
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039096.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Arriving in the United States in 1883, typesetter Antoni A. Paryski founded a publishing empire that earned him the nickname “The Polish Hearst.” His weekly Ameryka-Echo became a defining publication ... More


Fanaticism and Sound Learning: Primitive Methodist Revival in Weardale, County Durham, 1851

David Bebbington

in Victorian Religious Revivals: Culture and Piety in Local and Global Contexts

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199575480
eISBN:
9780191741449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199575480.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Church History

A revival among Primitive Methodists in County Durham in 1851 allows an examination of the relationship between emotionalism and self-improvement, both characteristics often attributed to members of ... More


Encyclopedias and Serial Publications

in Science for All: The Popularization of Science in Early Twentieth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226068633
eISBN:
9780226068664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226068664.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In addition to the book series issued by conventional publishers, educational material on science also featured in other formats aimed at the market for self-improvement. Encyclopedias abounded, ... More


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