Ideal for courses in multiple disciplines, the third edition of this award-winning text has been revised and updated with new topics, examples, and guiding questions to introduce each chapter’s sections. Patricia Leavy presents a practical guide to the full range of arts-based research (ABR) genres--narrative inquiry, fiction-based research, poetry, music, dance, theatre, film, and visual art. Each genre-specific chapter is paired with an exemplary research article or online video link (at the companion website). Following a consistent format, chapters review how the technique was developed, explore its methodological variations and the kind of research questions it can address, and describe diverse sample studies. Checklists and practical advice help readers harness the power of these innovative techniques for their own studies or dissertations.
Inhabiting Bliss is a delicious collection of compelling narratives and stunning imagery that satisfies our mortal craving for comfort and inspiration, particularly in the light of today’s complex and challenging times. It allows the reader to turn down the noise and immerse themselves into an imaginary landscape of words and pictures that dance across pages and weave morsels of self-reflection into a tapestry of inspiration, encouragement, and possibilities. ‘Inhabiting Bliss’ is thoughtfully composed and artfully crafted, connecting the wonders of nature, the blessings of the universe, and the power of the spirit through complex montages of flowers, animals, water, symbols, and powerful female figures.
No other animal served to inspire and motivate the Japanese warrior in World War Two more than the magnificent tiger.
From the author of "Imperial Japanese Good Luck Flags and One-Thousand Stitch Belts," Michael Bortner's long awaited "Battle Carried" examines World War Two era Imperial Japanese good luck signed flags, featuring artistic renderings of the tiger.
"Battle Carried" examines the history, meaning and cultural context of tiger imagery as it applied to the decoration of good luck flags. Through hundreds of extensive color images and detailed close-ups, as well as woodblock prints and rare vintage photographs, this book superbly illustrates some of the rarest and most highly sought after specimens of tiger art flags, many of which are identified to their soldier, sailor and airmen owners.
"Battle Carried" is an invaluable resource for artists and scholars of Japanese culture, as well as for historians and collectors of flags and Japanese wartime memorabilia.
"PLAYING FOR KEEPS” in business is a self-help memoir that provides a “cheat sheet” for your career success.
Best-Selling and Award-Winning Author, Mom and Mentor Therese Allison is recognized as a groundbreaking pioneer and female executive, who broke the glass ceiling in a mostly male business niche (insurance brokerage). Her goal now is to empower women (and men) to “WIN” in business and life by landing a dream job, building business allies, achieving financial success and creating a work/life balance.
Based on 35 years of years of success in business and life, Allison uncovers how she became financially independent at age 38 when her company (McKenna & Associates) was sold to AON, and then retired early at age 43 to spend quality time with her children.
"Unbecoming" is a collection of poems that takes you on a healing journey through toxic relationships, mental illness, and social conditioning. With colors and foliage inspired by the author's adventures through Texas parks, each page is a reminder of the beauty to be found, even in unlearning.