WorldCat Identities

Willmarth, Susan

Works: 6 works in 41 publications in 4 languages and 1,036 library holdings
Genres: History  Juvenile works  Pictorial works  Comic books, strips, etc 
Roles: Author, Illustrator
Classifications: E185, 305.896073
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Susan Willmarth
Black history for beginners by Denise Dennis( Book )

14 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in English and Chinese and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicle of African American struggle; slavery, civil rights and current events
McLuhan for beginners by W. Terrence Gordon( Book )

16 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Marshall McLuhan was one of the most brilliant and original thinkers of the 20th century. He was so far ahead of his time that he predicted the future and offered a critique of human behavior in a media saturated world that is perhaps more valuable in today's Internet age than it was in his own time. McLuhan pioneered the study of Media, unified Art and Science, and warned us about the perils of a televised, computerized, famous-for-15-minutes, social media world. A world where we would live in each other's faces, and become so alike, so isolated, so anonymous that violence would become a scream of identity, a way of saying, "I am not invisible." McLuhan tried to teach us to guard against these dehumanizing, debasing effects of technology, and a thousand other things, but we got reality television anyway. The centennial celebration of McLuhan's life and the re-release of his books has led to a surge of new interest in his thinking and teachings. McLuhan For Beginners provides an essential introduction that is clear, comprehensive, and easy to remember. It is full of wise and witty art by Susan Willmarth that is a perfect match to W. Terrence Gordon's writing. McLuhan envisioned the media generated Global Village before it existed, and no one since McLuhan has described its allure and pitfalls better."--Publisher description
Linguistics for beginners by W. Terrence Gordon( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An overview of linguistics for general readers. Key topics include the contrast between writing and speaking, and elementary lessons in analyses ranging from simple sounds to entire sentences
Prisoners of a hard life : women & their children by Susan Willmarth( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Real Cost of Prisons Project( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nomad codes : adventures in modern esoterica by Erik Davis( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"In these wide-ranging essays, Erik Davis explores the codes - spiritual, cultural, and embodied - that people use to escape the limitation of their lives and enrich their experience of the world. These include Asian religious traditions and West African trickster gods, Western occult and esoteric lore, postmodern theory and psychedelic science, as well as festival scenes such as Burning Man (of which Davis is the best-known chronicler). Articles on media technology further explore themes Davis took up in his acclaimed book Techgnosis, while his profiles of West Coast poets, musicians, and mystics extend the California terrain he previously mapped in The Visionary State. Whether his subject is collage art or the 'magickal realism' of horror writer H.P. Lovecraft, transvestite Burmese spirit mediums or Ufology, tripster king Terence McKenna or dub maestro Lee Perry, Davis writes with keen yet skeptical sympathy, intellectual subtlety and wit, and unbridled curiosity. The common thread running through all these pieces is what Davis calls 'modern esoterica, ' which he describes in his preface as a 'no-man's-land located somewhere between anthropology and mystical pulp, between the zendo and the metal club, between cultural criticism and extraordinary experience, whether psychedelic, or yogic, or technological.' Such an ambiguous and startling landscape demands that the intrepid adventurer shed any territorial claims and go nomad. Davis wanders with sharp eyes and an open mind, which is why Peter Lamborn Wilson calls him 'the best of all guides to modern American spirituality.'"--EBL book details
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.35 (from 0.28 for Black hist ... to 0.69 for Prisoners ...)

Black history for beginners
Alternative Names
宮沢, 淳一 1963-

McLuhan for beginnersLinguistics for beginnersPrisoners of a hard life : women & their childrenThe Real Cost of Prisons Project