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Special Relations: The Americanization of Britain? by Howard Malchow

By Howard Malchow

Special Relations reevaluates Anglo-American cultural trade via exploring metropolitan London's tradition and counterculture from the Fifties to the Seventies. It demanding situations a bent in cultural experiences to privilege neighborhood reception and makes an attempt to revive the concept that of Americanization during this serious period of mass tourism, expert alternate, and media globalization—while acknowledging a big measure of cultural hybridity and circularity. The research starts off with the effect of yank modernism within the equipped setting and in "Swinging London" ordinarily, after which strikes to its important undertaking, the re-exploration of British counterculture—the anti-war move, scholar uprising, hippies, well known song, the choice press, and the overdue Sixties triad of black, feminist, and homosexual liberationisms—as in detail tied to American event and to American brokers of cultural swap. Special Relations retrieves those phenomena as extra critical and enduring in British metropolitan lifestyles than the present orthodoxy permits, and topics to sharp severe scrutiny conventional assertions of cultural "authenticity" of their British variations. eventually, the publication appears at facets of the flip opposed to modernism and the counterculture within the 1970s.

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Luxury and Legitimation: Royal Collecting in Ancient by Allison Karmel Thomason

By Allison Karmel Thomason

using numerous historical assets, together with cuneiform texts, photos and archaeological reveals, luxurious and Legitimation explores how the accumulating of luxurious gadgets contributed to the formation of royal id in a single of the world's oldest civilizations, historic Mesopotamia (modern Iraq). Allison Thomason makes an important and well timed contribution to the topics of accumulating and fabric tradition reviews via bringing a brand new knowing to the political, cultural and social associations of a big pre-Classical, non-Western civilization.

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Culture Making: Recovering Our Creative Calling by Andy Crouch

By Andy Crouch

2009 Christianity Today booklet Award winner!

Named certainly one of Publishers Weekly's top books of 2008 (religion classification)

It isn't adequate to sentence tradition. neither is it adequate purely to critique tradition or to repeat tradition. more often than not, we simply eat tradition. however the in simple terms method to switch tradition is to create culture.

Andy Crouch unleashes a stirring manifesto calling Christians to be tradition makers. For too lengthy, Christians have had an inadequate view of tradition and feature waged inaccurate "culture wars." yet we needs to reclaim the cultural mandate to be the inventive cultivators that God designed us to be. tradition is what we make of the realm, either in developing cultural artifacts in addition to in making feel of the area round us. by means of making chairs and omelets, languages and legislation, we perform the nice paintings of tradition making.

Crouch unpacks the complexities of ways tradition works and offers us instruments for cultivating and developing tradition. He navigates the dynamics of cultural swap and probes the function and efficacy of our a number of cultural gestures and postures. willing biblical exposition demonstrates that growing tradition is critical to the entire scriptural narrative, the ministry of Jesus and the decision to the church. He guards opposed to naive assumptions approximately "changing the world," yet issues us to hopeful examples from church background and modern society of the way tradition is made and formed. finally, our tradition making is completed in partnership with God's personal making and reworking of culture.

A version of his premise, this landmark booklet is certain to be a rallying cry for a brand new new release of culturally artistic Christians. realize your calling and sign up for the tradition makers.

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Hollywood Death and Scandal Sites: Seventeen Driving Tours by E.J. Fleming

By E.J. Fleming

For greater than a century, humans were attracted to websites of tragedy regarding the wealthy, appealing and infamous of Hollywood. travelers on the heart of the motion picture universe flock to Rudolph Valentino’s grave, the home the place Marilyn Monroe died, the “O.J. murders” house, the inn the place John Belushi overdosed, a myriad of haunted mansions. In its widely researched and enlarged moment variation, this ebook tells the tales of those destinations and makes discovering them simple.
Seventeen riding excursions comprise greater than 650 websites. every one travel covers a particular sector, from Hollywood and the sundown Strip to Brentwood and Malibu, masking the complete l. a. basin. Concise, easy-to-follow instructions are given to every place with one hundred forty five photographs and the interesting tale at the back of each one stop.

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The Strange Child: Education and the Psychology of by Andrea Gevurtz Arai

By Andrea Gevurtz Arai

The unusual Child examines how the japanese monetary predicament of the Nineteen Nineties gave upward push to "the baby problem," a strong discourse of social nervousness that refocused issues approximately precarious financial futures and moving ideologies of nationwide identification onto the younger.

Andrea Gevurtz Arai's ethnography info the various different types of social and cultural dislocation that erupted in Japan beginning within the overdue Nineties. Arai finds the results of moving academic practices; elevated privatization of social companies; recessionary vocabulary of self-development and independence; and the neoliberalization of patriotism. Arai argues that the kid challenge and the social unease out of which it emerged supplied a cause for reimagining governance in schooling, liberalizing the task marketplace, and a brand new function for psychology within the overturning of national-cultural ideologies. The unusual Child uncovers the kingdom of nationalism in modern Japan, the politics of distraction round the baby, and the altered existence stipulations of—and possible choices created by—the recessionary generation.

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Visual Worlds (International Library of Sociology) by John R Hall,Blake Stimson,Lisa Tamiris Becker

By John R Hall,Blake Stimson,Lisa Tamiris Becker

As many observers have famous, the area is turning into more and more visually mediated, with the increase of desktops and the web being imperative components within the emergence of latest instruments and conventions. Exploring the social constitution of visuality, this quantity includes a number of essays through the world over popular artists and students from a number of fields (including paintings historical past, literary idea and feedback, cultural stories, movie and tv reviews, highbrow background and sociology). It used to be conceived to deal with a daring question: how is our adventure and figuring out of imaginative and prescient and visible shape altering stressed from many of the social, financial and cultural components which are associated lower than the time period 'globalization'.

The essays overlap of their issues of the tensions among cultures and worlds, political existence, daily social adventure, and conflict. The ensuing dialog that develops among the chapters touches on issues from many visible worlds, and offers a different chance for contemplating the altering personality of visible event this day.

This ebook will allure readers from a variety of educational disciplines and should in particular be useful as a textbook for graduate and undergraduate classes in visible tradition and cultural studies.

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Philosophy and the Interpretation of Pop Culture by William Irwin,Jorge J. E. Gracia

By William Irwin,Jorge J. E. Gracia

Aristotle analyzed the preferred paintings of his time: the tragedies and epics. Why should still philosophers this present day now not do likewise? probably we will be able to study anything from kid's tales through subverting the dominant paradigm of grownup authority and admitting with Socrates that we do not be aware of the entire solutions. maybe Batman has moral classes to educate that generalize past the pages of comedian books. Is it greater to love Mozart than it truly is to love Madonna? Kurt Cobain gave voice to the perspective of a new release, making a song, 'Here we're, now entertain us.' Is leisure a foul factor, or may perhaps it even have value-and not only instrumental value?

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Wie Public Viewing die Oper auf den Kopf stellt: by Moritz Josch

By Moritz Josch

Bachelorarbeit aus dem Jahr 2008 im Fachbereich Soziologie - Medien, Kunst, Musik, word: 1,0, Zeppelin college Friedrichshafen, Sprache: Deutsch, summary: Wenn guy heute die Opernlandschaft betrachtet, dann wird deutlich: Oper ist ein multimediales Phänomen geworden. Seit den ersten Aufführungen im 17. Jahrhundert hat sich Oper und seine Aufführungspraxis deutlich geändert. Oper ist heute ein Spektakel geworden, das im Fernsehen, auf öffentlichen Plätzen und in Kinos statt findet.

Nachdem es völlig general geworden ist, dass Oper auf DVDs und im Fernsehen zu bestaunen ist, zeigt sich Oper seit kurzer Zeit in einem neuen, völlig ungewohnten Kontext: immer mehr Opernhäuser übertragen einzelne Inszenierung stay an einen anderen Ort. Wie jede neue Technologie hat auch Public Viewing einen Einfluss auf die Gesellschaft und bewirkt womöglich „eine Ausweitung des Körpers und des Bewusstseins.“ (McLuhan) Welche gesellschaftliche Relevanz dahinter stecken muss, zeigt sich schon daran, dass selbst die Bild-Zeitung mehrfach über „Oper für alle“, wie einige Opernhäuser ihre Public Viewing Veranstaltungsreihen nennen, berichtet hat. Wenn Oper den Saal verlässt und es auf einmal eine ungewohnte Aufmerksamkeit gegenüber Oper gibt, heißt das dann, dass wir es mit einer neue Öffentlichkeit zu tun haben?

Diese soziologisch-medientheoretische Arbeit soll ein paar Überlegungen zu dem Thema Public Viewing aufwerfen und sich mit seinen unterschiedlichen Aspekten beschäftigen. Dabei geht es im Kern um die Frage, welchen Einfluss das neue Medium Public Viewing im Opernbereich auf die Rezeption von Oper und auf das Rezeptionssetting haben könnte. Es soll versucht werden, über literarische Umwege, z.B. Überlegungen zum Medium Kamera und Fragen, wie sich Kunstwerke durch eine Reproduktion verändern, Verbindungen zu Public Viewing herzustellen. Dabei will sich diese Arbeit von einer Konsumkritik fern halten. Public Viewing soll hier kein Anzeichen für die Ökonomisierung aller Lebensbereiche inklusive der Kultur sein. Vielmehr geht es um eine institutionserweiternde Betrachtung von Oper im Rahmen des Public Viewings. An einigen Stellen mögen die geäußerten Überlegungen überhellt sein und überspitzte Konturierungen aufweisen, doch geschieht dies mit Absicht, um die Struktur dieses Phänomens zu verdeutlich.

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Progressive Country: How the 1970s Transformed the Texan in by Jason Mellard

By Jason Mellard

During the early Nineteen Seventies, the nation’s turbulence was once keenly mirrored in Austin’s kaleidoscopic cultural hobbies, really within the city’s innovative state song scene. shooting a pivotal bankruptcy in American social background, Progressive Country maps the conflicted iconography of “the Texan” through the ’70s and its impression at the cultural politics of next decades.

This richly textured journey spans the inspiration of the “cosmic cowboy,” the highbrow heritage of collage of Texas folklore and historiography courses, and the advanced political historical past of late-twentieth-century Texas. Jason Mellard analyzes the advanced courting among Anglo-Texan masculinity and nearby and nationwide identities, drawing on cultural experiences, American reports, and political technological know-how to track the consequences and representations of the multi-faceted personas that formed the face of robust social justice hobbies. From the loss of life of Lyndon Johnson to Willie Nelson’s picnics, from the United Farm staff’ marches on Austin to the spectacle of Texas stylish at the streets of recent York urban, Texas mattered in those years no longer easily as a spot, yet as a repository of longstanding American myths and emblems at a old second during which that mythology used to be being deeply contested.

Delivering a clean tackle the that means and tool of “the Texan” and its repercussions for American heritage, this detail-rich exploration reframes the consequences of a populist second that keeps to motivate revolutionary change.

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The Warrior Image: Soldiers in American Culture from the by Andrew J. Huebner

By Andrew J. Huebner

pictures of battle saturated American tradition among the Nineteen Forties and the Seventies, as U.S. troops marched off to conflict in global warfare II, the Korean conflict, and the Vietnam struggle. Exploring representations of servicemen within the well known press, govt propaganda, museum shows, literature, movie, and tv, Andrew Huebner lines the evolution of a storied American icon--the strive against soldier.

Huebner demanding situations the pervasive assumption that Vietnam introduced drastic adjustments in portrayals of the yank warrior, with the jaded serviceman of the Sixties and Seventies proven in stark distinction to the patriotic citizen-soldier of global struggle II. in truth, Huebner indicates, cracks began appearing in sentimental pictures of the army past due in global conflict II and have been relatively obvious throughout the Korean clash. reporters, filmmakers, novelists, and poets more and more portrayed the steep charges of wrestle, depicting squaddies who have been harmed instead of hardened by way of conflict, remoted from instead of supported via their army management and American society. throughout all 3 wars, Huebner argues, the warrior picture conveyed a starting to be cynicism approximately armed clash, the government, and chilly struggle militarization.

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