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Ringlingville USA: The Stupendous Story of Seven Siblings by Jerry Apps,Fred Dahlinger

By Jerry Apps,Fred Dahlinger

The Ringling Brothers begun their company lower than the main modest of situations and during labor, company savvy, and a few success created the biggest, most renowned circus on the planet. They grew to become prosperous males, one 50 cent admission price tag at a time.

Ringlingville USA chronicles the brothers' trip from immigrant poverty to enduring glory because the kings of the circus global. The Ringlings and their circus have been final studied intensive over 4 many years in the past. Now, for the 1st time, the brothers' unique monetary documents and private correspondence can be found to researchers. Jerry Apps weaves jointly that info with newspaper money owed, oral histories, colourful anecdotes, and wonderful circus ephemera and pictures, many by no means sooner than been released, to light up the significance of the Ringlings' accomplishments. He describes how the Ringling Brothers faced the demanding situations of taxation, warfare, monetary strain, altering know-how, and private sorrows to discover their position in historical past. The brothers come to be complicated characters whose ambition, mind's eye, and natural hucksterism fueled the phenomenon that was once the Ringling Brothers' Circus.


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Voices from the Farm: Adventures in Community Living by Rupert Fike

By Rupert Fike

Twenty-five years in the past, on the peak of the counter-culture
movement, a number of hundred hippies drove their tuition buses into
southern Tennessee and based America's biggest, modern-day
intentional group, The Farm. In its heyday, the neighborhood was
home to over 1,200 confident youth and the
young-at-heart. Their objective for coming jointly used to be to experiment
with substitute existence that may aid increase the normal of
living for impoverished humans all over the world whereas holding the
planet's assets. the result of those experiments weren't always
predictable, yet have been continually attention-grabbing, and created lasting bonds
among group participants which are nonetheless powerful this present day. The Farm remains
a shiny, operating setting for switch. Why has it lasted so long?
Discover the solutions as contributors prior and current recount a few of their
more memorable experiences.

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Experiencing Peter Gabriel: A Listener's Companion by Durrell Bowman

By Durrell Bowman

In Experiencing Peter Gabriel, writer Durrell Bowman delves into the sounds and tales of the leading edge, flexible, English pop icon. As not just a singer-songwriter and musician, but additionally a tune technologist, world-music champion, and humanitarian, Gabriel has regularly maintained an unabashed individualism and commitment to his artistry.

From 1969 to 1975, Gabriel served because the lead singer, flute participant, occasional percussionist, and common songwriter and lyricist of the innovative rock band Genesis. With the band, Gabriel made six studio albums, a stay album, and diverse performances and live performance excursions. The early model of Genesis made essentially the most self-consciously complicated pop tune ever published. even though, at the cusp of Genesis changing into a tremendous act across the world, Gabriel did the unthinkable and left the crowd. Gabriel’s solo profession has encompassed 9 studio albums, plus 5 film/media rankings, extra songs, video clips, significant excursions, and different tasks. As a solo artist and collaborator, he has labored with satisfactory musicians and produced unmatched tracks comparable to the U.S. No. 1 hit “Sledgehammer.” Gabriel received six Grammy Awards within the Nineties and 2000s, in addition to a variety of extra awards and honors for his tune and his movies, in addition to for his humanitarian paintings.

From his early paintings with Genesis to his big contributions as a solo artist, Gabriel’s song levels from chart-topping pop songs to experimental explorations frequently jam-packed with disarmingly own feelings. Experiencing Peter Gabriel investigates the profession of this magnetic performer and uncovers how Gabriel constructed a legitimate so filled with uncooked authenticity that it keeps to draw new enthusiasts from around the world.

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Popular Music: Topics, Trends & Trajectories by Tara Brabazon

By Tara Brabazon

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'An really wide-ranging serious account of renowned track. The booklet is an important source for all employees and scholars within the box' - John Storey, Centre for study in Media and Cultural experiences, college of Sunderland

Organized in available sections and overlaying the most subject matters of analysis and instructing it examines:

• the major methods to realizing well known music

• the most settings of alternate and consumption

• The position of know-how within the creation of well known song

• the most genres of renowned music

• the main debates of the current day

Barbazon writes with verve and penetration. Her procedure starts off with how most folks truly devour track this day and transfers this onto the apparent of research.

The booklet permits lecturers and scholars to shuffle from one subject to the opposite when delivering an extraordinary entry the center ideas and concerns. As such, it's the ideal examine consultant for undergraduates positioned during this interesting and increasing box.

Tara Brabazon is Professor of verbal exchange at college of Ontario Institute of know-how (UOIT).

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Exploring the Networked Worlds of Popular Music: Milieux by Peter Webb

By Peter Webb

This e-book offers an `insider’ view of worlds of well known tune. It indicates the connection among tune, creativity, principles and localities through taking a look at towns, independents, style, globalization and musician’s relationships with every one other. Webb examines teams of musicians, audiences and folks concerned about the song and exhibits the articulation in their place in addition to find out how to comprehend this theoretically by way of town as a centre for track creation; the commercial tune encouraged neo-folk style; independence and its quite a few meanings as a effective place within the track undefined; the globalization of music; and musicians personal narratives approximately operating jointly and working with the undefined. using case stories of numerous diversified cities -- Bristol, London, ny, San Francisco, Berlin -- and genres -- Trip-hop, Hip-hop, business, Neo-folk -- this quantity is a landmark in well known song studies.

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Revisiting the Frankfurt School: Essays on Culture, Media by David Berry

By David Berry

What has turn into often called the Frankfurt institution is usually decreased to a small variety of theorists in media communique and cultural reports. tough this trouble, Revisiting The Frankfurt university introduces a much wider theoretical viewpoint through introducing severe exams on a couple of writers linked to the college which were usually marginalized from debate. This e-book as a result expands our figuring out via addressing the writings of intellectuals who have been both participants of the college, or have been heavily linked to it, yet usually ignored. It hence brings jointly the newest study of a global staff of specialists to check the paintings of figures similar to the social psychologist Erich Fromm, the philosophy of Siegfried Kracauer, the author on media and verbal exchange Leo Lowenthal, introducing Hans Magnus Enzenberger to the talk, while additionally laying off new mild at the paintings of Max Horkheimer, Theodor Adorno, Herbert Marcuse, Walter Benjamin and Jürgen Habermas. A severe reassessment of the contributions of the Frankfurt institution and its affiliates to cultural, media and communique experiences, in addition to to our sleek figuring out of latest media know-how and debate in the public sphere, this e-book will entice people with pursuits in sociology, philosophy, social psychology, social thought, media and communique, and cultural studies.

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Visions of Precarity in Japanese Popular Culture and by Kristina Iwata-Weickgenannt,Roman Rosenbaum

By Kristina Iwata-Weickgenannt,Roman Rosenbaum

Recent typical in addition to man-made cataclysmic occasions have dramatically replaced the established order of up to date eastern society, and following the Asia-Pacific war’s unending ‘postwar’ interval, Japan has been dramatically compelled right into a zeitgeist of saigo or ‘post-disaster.’ This significantly new worldview has considerably altered the socio-political in addition to literary belief of 1 of the world’s power superpowers, and during this e-book the participants heavily learn how Japan’s new paradigm of precarious lifestyles is expressed via quite a few pop-cultural in addition to literary media.

Addressing the transition from post-war to post-disaster literature, this publication examines the increase of precarity realization in eastern socio-cultural discourse. The chapters examine the level to which we will be able to discuss the emergence of a brand new literary paradigm of precarity on this planet of jap pop culture. via cautious exam of various modern texts starting from literature, manga, anime, tv drama and movie this research deals an interpretation of the numerous dissonant voices in eastern society. The individuals additionally define the comparable social concerns in eastern society and tradition, supplying a accomplished assessment of the worldwide developments that hyperlink Japan with the remainder of the world.

Visions of Precarity in eastern pop culture and Literature

should be of significant curiosity to scholars and students of up to date Japan, jap tradition and society, pop culture and social and cultural history.

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The Worlds of Back to the Future: Critical Essays on the by Sorcha Ni Fhlainn

By Sorcha Ni Fhlainn

A severe exam of the cultural, cinematic, and old contexts of the Back to the Future trilogy, this e-book presents a multi-focal illustration of the trilogy from a number of interdisciplinary fields, together with philosophy, literature, tune, popular culture, and media and gender stories. issues contain sexual symbolism within the trilogy and the oedipal plotting of the 1st movie; nostalgia and the suburban dream within the cultural weather of the Nineteen Eighties; familiar play and function during the trilogy; the emotional and narrative strength supplied through the movies’ popular musical rankings; the trilogy’s post-modern references and allusions to the Western style; lady representations around the trilogy; and the Lacanian philosophical constructs within the characterizations of document Brown and George and Marty McFly.

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The arc and the machine: Narrative and New Media by Caroline Bassett

By Caroline Bassett

The Arc and the laptop is a well timed and unique defence of narrative in an age of data. Stressing interpretation and adventure along impact and sensation it convincingly argues that narrative is vital to modern varieties of cultural creation and to the perform of up to date lifestyles. Re-appraising the customers for narrative within the electronic age, it insists at the centrality of narrative to informational tradition and provokes a serious re-appraisal of the way techniques in details expertise as a fabric cultural shape could be understood and assessed. The ebook deals a cautious exploration of narrative thought, a cosmopolitan critique of techno-cultural writing, and a chain of tightly centred case stories. All of which element the right way to a recovery of a serious - instead of celebratory techniques - to new media. The scope and diversity of this publication is vast, its argumentation cautious and exacting, and its conclusions exciting.

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Keywords for Radicals: The Contested Vocabulary of by Kelly Fritsch,Clare O'Connor,A. K. Thompson,Joy James,Silvia

By Kelly Fritsch,Clare O'Connor,A. K. Thompson,Joy James,Silvia Federici

"An outstanding quantity that gives not anything under an in depth cognitive mapping of the terrain for everybody who desires to interact in radical politics."—Slavoj Žižek, writer of Living in spite of everything Times

“Keywords for Radicals acknowledges that language is either a weapon and terrain of fight, and that every one people dedicated to altering our social and fabric truth, to creating a global justice-rich and oppression-free, can't drop phrases corresponding to ‘democracy,’ ‘occupation,’ ‘colonialism,’ ‘race,’ ‘sovereignty,’ or ‘love’ with out a struggle. —Robin D. G. Kelley, writer of Freedom goals: The Black Radical Imagination

"From its thought-provoking creation even though its energizing debts of the tensions underlying our so much prized strategies, Keywords for Radicals will be crucial to any student or activist who's occupied with critique and change."—Stephen Duncombe, editor of Cultural Resistance Reader

“A primer for a brand new period of political protest.” —Jack Halberstam, writer of Female Masculinity

“This keyword phrases improve places robust guns into revolutionaries' fingers. unforeseen entries extend into new terrain.… Indispensable.” —Jodi Dean, writer of The Communist Horizon

In Keywords (1976), Raymond Williams devised a "vocabulary" that mirrored the monstrous social alterations of the post-war interval. He published how those alterations may be grasped by means of investigating adjustments in note utilization and which means. Keywords for Radicals—part homage, half development—asks: What vocabulary could light up the social variations marking our personal contested current? How do those phrases outline the imaginary of brand new radical left?

With insights from dozens of students and troublemakers, Keywords for Radicals explores the phrases that form our political panorama. every one access highlights a term's contested diversifications, lines its evolving utilization, and speculates approximately what its ancient mutations can let us know. greater than a word list, it is a an important examine of the facility of language and the social contradictions hidden inside of it.

Contributors contain Patrick Bond, Silvia Federici, John Bellamy Foster, pleasure James, Ilan Pappé, Justin Podur, Nina energy, Mab Segrest, and over 40 others.

Kelly Fritsch is a Banting Postdoctoral Fellow in Women's and Gender stories on the college of Toronto.
Clare O'Connor is a doctoral scholar in communique on the college of Southern California.
A.K. Thompson teaches social concept at Fordham collage in New York.

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