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The Resource Elvis is titanic : classroom tales from the other Iraq, Ian Klaus

Elvis is titanic : classroom tales from the other Iraq, Ian Klaus

Label
Elvis is titanic : classroom tales from the other Iraq
Title
Elvis is titanic
Title remainder
classroom tales from the other Iraq
Statement of responsibility
Ian Klaus
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the spring of 2005, 26-year-old Ian Klaus arrived at Salahaddin University in Arbil, the largest city in Iraqi Kurdistan. This is the poignant, funny, and eye-opening story of the semester he spent there teaching U.S. history and English in the thick of the war for hearts and minds. Inspired by the volunteerism of so many young Americans after 9/11, Klaus exchanges the abstraction of duty for an intimate involvement with individual lives. Among the Kurds, a perennially oppressed but seemingly indomitable people, he encounters both openhearted welcome and resentful suspicion--and soon learns firsthand how far even a trusted stranger can venture in this society. With assignments ranging from Elvis to Ellington, from baseball to Tocqueville, Klaus strives to illuminate the American way for charges initially far more attuned to our pop culture than our national ideals--and begins his own reexamination of truths we hold to be self-evident.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1978-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Klaus, Ian
Dewey number
370.956.7/2
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Education, Higher
  • Teachers, Foreign
  • College teachers
  • Kurdistān (Iraq)
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
Label
Elvis is titanic : classroom tales from the other Iraq, Ian Klaus
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [235]-240)
Contents
Beyond war -- How and why : feet on the ground, head in the sky -- The first day of class : history in the present -- Election day in a country within a country -- English I: travel, globalization, and Hollywood -- The Hemingway lectures -- Spring break in the Sheraton : a country comes to the hotel -- History II: "Sitting in judgment"--can a nation move forward? -- English II: Putting out fires--America, democracy, Islam, and the future -- Battles in the universities -- English III: Finals--the beginning of the end or the end of the beginning? -- The National Enquirer writes; and Ali finally calls back -- History III: "Our flowers grew up by our youth blood for getting freedom"
Control code
85484932
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
240 pages
Isbn
9780307264565
Lccn
2007006807
System control number
(OCoLC)85484932
Label
Elvis is titanic : classroom tales from the other Iraq, Ian Klaus
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [235]-240)
Contents
Beyond war -- How and why : feet on the ground, head in the sky -- The first day of class : history in the present -- Election day in a country within a country -- English I: travel, globalization, and Hollywood -- The Hemingway lectures -- Spring break in the Sheraton : a country comes to the hotel -- History II: "Sitting in judgment"--can a nation move forward? -- English II: Putting out fires--America, democracy, Islam, and the future -- Battles in the universities -- English III: Finals--the beginning of the end or the end of the beginning? -- The National Enquirer writes; and Ali finally calls back -- History III: "Our flowers grew up by our youth blood for getting freedom"
Control code
85484932
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
240 pages
Isbn
9780307264565
Lccn
2007006807
System control number
(OCoLC)85484932

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