Birth and death in nineteenth-century french culture by Nigel Harkness, Lisa Downing, Sonya Stephens

By Nigel Harkness, Lisa Downing, Sonya Stephens

This quantity attracts individuals from around the world who symbolize the whole diversity of techniques to scholarship in nineteenth-century French stories: historic, literary, cultural, paintings old, philosophical, and comparative. The topic of the quantity - beginning and dying - is one with specific resonance for nineteenth-century French experiences, because the 19th century is often perceived as an age of latest lifestyles and protection. it's the epoch that witnessed an efflorescence of business and creative development, the start of the person and the beginning of the unconventional, and the construction of an city inhabitants within the significant demographic shift from the agricultural provinces to Paris. whilst, despite the fact that, it's the century of Decadence and degeneration idea, marked by means of a fashionable morbid aesthetic within the creative sphere and a fascination with criminal activity, ethical decay and the pathologization of racial and sexual minorities within the medical discourses. it's also the century within which mirrored image on methods of inventive construction starts to problematize recommendations of mimetic illustration, the functionality of the writer and the prestige of the textual content. within the context of the dialectical caliber of nineteenth-century French tradition, stuck among an obsession with the recent and cutting edge and a paranoid experience of its personal encroaching decay, the dual issues of beginning and demise open onto various concerns - literary, social, old, creative - that are explored, interrogated and reassessed within the essays contained during this quantity

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Macho Man: The Disco Era and Gay America's Coming Out by Randy Jones

By Randy Jones

The Vietnam struggle was once over and the US appeared in the middle of a national get together. The self-proclaimed Me iteration used to be flocking to discotheques, leisure drug use used to be excessive, and sexual taboos have been being shattered national. Then The Village humans seemed at the song scene. by no means earlier than had homosexual sexuality been as up-front and within the face of the United States. The Village humans struck a cultural nerve and fueled a craze that had them enjoying to sold-out crowds at Madison sq. backyard. Even this day, few adults couldn't a minimum of hum the tunes to Y.M.C.A. and Macho guy. due to the specified position they performed within the usa of the overdue Nineteen Seventies, The Village individuals are capable of offer a strong lens during which to view the emergence and improvement of homosexual tradition in the US. In Macho guy, readers can go back and forth again with one of many first homosexual icons in well known song, and a best popular culture biographer, as they describe this advanced technique of change.In those pages, Randy Jones, the unique cowboy within the band, takes us contained in the period of time, the discos, and the recent musical variety that was once in lots of methods remarkable in giving a voice to a formerly closeted homosexual tradition. Assisted via Mark Bego, essentially the most well known and prolific popular culture authors operating this present day, Jones indicates how the fast-lane upward push, fall, and rebirth of this novel band paralleled actions around the final forty years in the homosexual tradition and homosexual rights flow. The paintings concludes with a gayography — a list of brazenly homosexual musicians and performers within the usa earlier than and because The Village humans - besides a discography and filmography. This paintings will curiosity popular culture and tune lovers, as well as students in homosexual reviews.

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The Omnivore's Dilemna: A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan

By Michael Pollan

One of the New York Times Book Review's Ten most sensible Books of the Year

Winner of the James Beard Award

writer of number 1 New York Times Bestsellers In Defense of Food and Food Rules

What may still we've for dinner? Ten years in the past, Michael Pollan faced us with this possible basic query and, with The Omnivore’s Dilemma, his exceptional and eye-opening exploration of our foodstuff offerings, proven that how we solution it at the present time could make sure not just our well-being yet our survival as a species. In the years in view that, Pollan’s progressive exam has replaced the best way american citizens take into consideration nutrition. Bringing large awareness to the little-known yet extremely important dimensions of nutrients and agriculture in the US, Pollan introduced a countrywide dialog approximately what we consume and the profound effects that even the best daily nutrition offerings have on either ourselves and the flora and fauna. Ten years later, The Omnivore’s Dilemma continues to remodel the best way americans take into consideration the politics, perils, and pleasures of consuming.

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Upton Sinclair: The Lithuanian Jungle--Upon the Centenary of by Giedrius Subacius

By Giedrius Subacius

In his mythical novel The Jungle (1905 and 1906), Upton Sinclair incorporated a conspicuous variety of Lithuanian phrases, words and surnames. This quantity is the 1st try to examine elements of Lithuanian linguistic and historic facts from The Jungle. Sinclair found the Lithuanian language in Chicago and explored it with excitement. He even confessed to having sang in Lithuanian. if you happen to search for "a Lithuanian linguist" operating in field-research stipulations in Chicago's again of the Yards-there is Upton Sinclair! The ebook goals Sinclair's causes for selecting Lithuanian characters, his resources and his paintings tools in "field-research" stipulations in Chicago. a few real-life individuals-Lithuanian name-donors for the protagonists of The Jungle-are provided during this quantity. convinced information of the turn-of-the-century Chicago depicted within the Jungle also are revealed-for instance, the saloon the place the particular Lithuanian marriage ceremony ceremonial dinner happened and its proprietor. This quantity is of curiosity to American literary historians, sociolinguists, language historians, and people drawn to the heritage of Lithuanian immigration to the United States and the immigrant event in Chicago.

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Sound and Music in Film and Visual Media: A Critical by Graeme Harper

By Graeme Harper

Sound and Music in movie and visible Media: A serious Overview is a complete paintings defining and encapsulating techniques, matters and purposes in and round the use of sound in movie and the cinema, media/broadcast and new media. Over thirty definitive full-length essays, that are associated by means of highlighted textual content and reference fabric, collect unique examine by means of the various world's most sensible students during this rising box. entire with an in depth bibliography, Sound and song in movie and visible Media offers the main finished and wide-ranging consideration of this subject yet produced.


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Trash: African Cinema from Below by Kenneth W. Harrow

By Kenneth W. Harrow

Highlighting what's melodramatic, flashy, low, and gritty within the characters, pictures, and plots of African cinema, Kenneth W. Harrow makes use of trash because the not likely metaphor to teach how those motion pictures have depicted the globalized international. instead of targeting issues corresponding to nationwide liberation and postcolonialism, he employs the disruptive idea of trash to suggest a destabilizing aesthetics of African cinema. Harrow argues that the unfold of commodity capitalism has bred a tradition of materiality and waste that now pervades African movie. He posits view from under allows the way to comprehend the tropes of trash found in African cinematic imagery.

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The Beatles: Image and the Media by Michael R. Frontani

By Michael R. Frontani

The Beatles: photograph and the Media charts the transformation of the Beatles from teenager idols to leaders of the adolescence circulation and strong cultural brokers. Drawing upon American mainstream print media, proclaims, albums, motion pictures, and movies, the examine covers the band's profession within the usa. Michael R. Frontani explores how the Beatles' media picture developed and the way this alteration regarding cultural and old occasions. Upon their arrival within the united states, the Beatles wore sharply adapted fits and forged themselves as cute, obtainable teenager heartthrobs. via the tip of the last decade, they'd absorbed the style and attention of the burgeoning counterculture and have been utilizing their interviews, media occasions, and track to touch upon concerns similar to the Vietnam warfare, drug tradition, and civil rights. Frontani strains the stairs that ended in this transformation and reviews on how the band's mantra of crucial optimism by no means wavered regardless of the evolution of its media profile. Michael R. Frontani is affiliate professor of communications at Elon college. His paintings has seemed in American Journalism, magazine of yank tradition, Journalism background, and African experiences evaluation.

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The Routledge language and cultural theory reader by Lucy Burke, Tony Crowley, Alan Girvin

By Lucy Burke, Tony Crowley, Alan Girvin

This reader positive factors the main cutting edge and influential writings that experience formed and outlined the family among language, tradition and cultural id within the 20th century.
The themed sections comprise: Language in background; Language and Subjectivity; Language and Sexuality; Language and Creativity; Language and Colonialism; Language, category and Education.
Essays via: Chinua Achebe, Mikhail Bakhtin, Roland Barthes, Basil Bernstein, Leonard Bloomfield, Franz Boas, Pierre Bourdieu, Edward okay. Braithwaite, Judith Butler, Deborah Cameron, Helene Cixous, Brian Cox, Benedetto Croce, David Dabydeen, Ferdinand de Saussure, Jacques Derrida, Frantz Fanon, Michel Foucault, Sigmund Freud, Antonio Gramsci, Luce Irigaray, Roman Jacobson, Braj B. Kachru, Julia Kristeva, William Labov, Jacques Lacan, H. L. Mencken, Ngugi wa Thiong'o and lots of more...

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Agitated States: Performance in the American Theater of by Anthony James Kubiak

By Anthony James Kubiak

From the earliest Puritan screens of piety and rectitude to the present-day epidemic of staged university massacres, the heritage of the US has been characterised by means of a twin impulse: to forged public occasion and personality as excessive drama, and to push aside theater and theatricalization as un-American, even evil. This ebook rethinks American heritage as theater, and theater because the ethos and substance of yankee lifestyles, mockingly repudiated at each flip by means of the tradition it produces. starting with the writings of John Winthrop and others, throughout the Federalist and ''romantic'' levels of yank cultural lifestyles, and into the trendy and modern classes, Anthony Kubiak reveals an the United States no longer often came upon by way of conventional or materialist methods to historical past. He deploys the psychoanalytic idea of Jacques Lacan, the cultural thought of SlavojZizek, and the functionality concept of Herbert Blau in an unprecedented reappraisal of dominant American id, tradition, and background. Anthony Kubiak is affiliate Professor of English, collage of South Florida. he's additionally writer of levels of Terror: Terrorism, Ideology, and Coercion as Theatre heritage .

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Estonia: Identity and Independence: Translated into English by Jean-Jacques Subrenat

By Jean-Jacques Subrenat

Within the span of basically seventy years, Estonia first proclaimed its independence, used to be occupied and disadvantaged of its sovereignty, observed lots of its voters deported, and but controlled to get better its independence. How did this small kingdom preserve its language and traditions alive in the course of part a century of profession, and the way did it continue this sort of vibrant experience of identification? For the 1st time in English, this booklet provides a complete view of the occasions which formed the future of up to date Estonia. The Editor, Jean-Jacques Subrenat, has referred to as upon an strangely wide spectrum of the simplest specialists (in historical past, archeology, political technological know-how, genetics, literature), but in addition on the various leaders who took half within the rebuilding of Estonia, to provide greater than a heritage, particularly a different testimony on a state reborn. Estonia: identification and Independence presents infrequent perception into the numerous features of a rustic whose place in Northern Europe, in the ecu Union, and as a NATO best friend, but additionally as an in depth neighbour of Russia, merits the eye of students, reporters, and knowledgeable readers at the present time. This quantity contains a thorough chronology of Estonia (from prehistory to accession to the ecu Union), and a short c.v. of every co-author. Estonia: identification and Independence is additionally to be had in 3 different languages (A. Bertricau is the pen-name of Jean-Jacques Subrenat, the initiator and Editor of this book): Estonian: 1st and 2d variation : A. Bertricau, "Eesti identiteet ja iseseisvus", released by way of Avita in Tallinn, 2001 and 2002; Russian: A. Bertricau, "Samoopredelenie i nezavissimost' Estonii", released via Avita in Tallinn, August 2001; French : A. Bertricau, "Estonie, identit? et ind?pendance", released through L'Harmattan in Paris, November 2001.

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