The Value of Culture by Arjo Klamer

The Value of Culture
  • Title : The Value of Culture
  • Author : Arjo Klamer
  • Publisher : Amsterdam University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9789053562185
  • Pages : 243
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  • Language : English
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Culture manifests itself in everything human, including the ordinary business of everyday life. Culture and art have their own value, but economic values are also constrained. Art sponsorships and subsidies suggest a value that exceeds market price. So what is the real value of culture? Unlike the usual focus on formal problems, which has 'de-cultured' and 'de-moralized' the practice of economics, this book brings together economists, philosophers, historians, political scientists and artists to try to sort out the value of culture. This is a book not only for economists and social scientists, but also for anybody actively involved in the world of the arts and culture.


Thinking in Systems by Donella Meadows

Thinking in Systems
  • Title : Thinking in Systems
  • Author : Donella Meadows
  • Publisher : Chelsea Green Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 9781603581486
  • Pages : 240
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  • Language : English
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In the years following her role as the lead author of the international bestseller, Limits to Growth—the first book to show the consequences of unchecked growth on a finite planet— Donella Meadows remained a pioneer of environmental and social analysis until her untimely death in 2001. Thinking in Systems, is a concise and crucial book offering insight for problem solving on scales ranging from the personal to the global. Edited by the Sustainability Institute’s Diana Wright, this essential primer brings systems thinking out of the realm of computers and equations and into the tangible world, showing readers how to develop the systems-thinking skills that thought leaders across the globe consider critical for 21st-century life. Some of the biggest problems facing the world—war, hunger, poverty, and environmental degradation—are essentially system failures. They cannot be solved by fixing one piece in isolation from the others, because even seemingly minor details have enormous power to undermine the best efforts of too-narrow thinking. While readers will learn the conceptual tools and methods of systems thinking, the heart of the book is grander than methodology. Donella Meadows was known as much for nurturing positive outcomes as she was for delving into the science behind global dilemmas. She reminds readers to pay attention to what is important, not just what is quantifiable, to stay humble, and to stay a learner. In a world growing ever more complicated, crowded, and interdependent, Thinking in Systems helps readers avoid confusion and helplessness, the first step toward finding proactive and effective solutions.


Monk Habits for Everyday People by Dennis L. Okholm

Monk Habits for Everyday People
  • Title : Monk Habits for Everyday People
  • Author : Dennis L. Okholm
  • Publisher : Brazos Press
  • ISBN Code : 9781441200402
  • Pages : 144
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  • Language : English
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In their zeal for reform, early Protestant leaders tended to throw out Saint Benedict with the holy water. That is a mistake, writes Dennis Okholm, in Monk Habits for Everyday People. While on retreat in a Benedictine abbey, the author, a professor who was raised as a Pentecostal and a Baptist, observed how the meditative and ordered life of a monk lifted Jesus' teachings off the printed page and put them into daily practice. Vital aspects of devotion, humility, obedience, hospitality, and evangelism took on new clarity and meaning. Paralleling that experience, Okholm guides the reader on a focused and instructive journey that can revitalize the devotional life of any Christian who wants to slow down and dig deeper.


The Gods Of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs

The Gods Of Mars
  • Title : The Gods Of Mars
  • Author : Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • ISBN Code : 1304155757
  • Pages : 233
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  • Language : English
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The Speculative Turn by Levi Bryant,Nick Srnicek,Graham Harman

The Speculative Turn
  • Title : The Speculative Turn
  • Author : Levi Bryant,Nick Srnicek,Graham Harman
  • Publisher : re.press
  • ISBN Code : 0980668344
  • Pages : 430
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  • Language : English
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Continental philosophy has entered a new period of ferment. The long deconstructionist era was followed with a period dominated by Deleuze, which has in turn evolved into a new situation still difficult to define. However, one common thread running through the new brand of continental positions is a renewed attention to materialist and realist options in philosophy. Among the leaders of the established generation, this new focus takes numerous forms. It might be hard to find many shared positions in the writings of Badiou, DeLanda, Laruelle, Latour, Stengers, and i ek, but what is missing from their positions is an obsession with the critique of written texts. All of them elaborate a positive ontology, despite the incompatibility of their results. Meanwhile, the new generation of continental thinkers is pushing these trends still further, as seen in currents ranging from transcendental materialism to the London-based speculative realism movement to new revivals of Derrida. As indicated by the title The Speculative Turn, the new currents of continental philosophy depart from the text-centered hermeneutic models of the past and engage in daring speculations about the nature of reality itself. This anthology assembles authors, of several generations and numerous nationalities, who will be at the centre of debate in continental philosophy for decades to come."


Humiliation, Degradation, Dehumanization by Paulus Kaufmann,Hannes Kuch,Christian Neuhaeuser,Elaine Webster

Humiliation, Degradation, Dehumanization
  • Title : Humiliation, Degradation, Dehumanization
  • Author : Paulus Kaufmann,Hannes Kuch,Christian Neuhaeuser,Elaine Webster
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN Code : 9789048196616
  • Pages : 266
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  • Language : English
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Degradation, dehumanization, instrumentalization, humiliation, and nonrecognition – these concepts point to ways in which we understand human beings to be violated in their dignity. Violations of human dignity are brought about by concrete practices and conditions; some commonly acknowledged, such as torture and rape, and others more contested, such as poverty and exclusion. This volume collates reflections on such concepts and a range of practices, deepening our understanding of human dignity and its violation, bringing to the surface interrelationships and commonalities, and pointing to the values that are thereby shown to be in danger. In presenting a streamlined discussion from a negative perspective, complemented by conclusions for a positive account of human dignity, the book is at once a contribution to the body of literature on what dignity is and how it should be protected as well as constituting an alternative, fresh and focused perspective relevant to this significant recurring debate. As the concept of human dignity itself crosses disciplinary boundaries, this is mirrored in the unique range of perspectives brought by the book’s European and American contributors – in philosophy and ethics, law, human rights, literature, cultural studies and interdisciplinary research. This volume will be of interest to social and moral philosophers, legal and human rights theorists, practitioners and students.


Ovid on Screen by Martin M. Winkler

Ovid on Screen
  • Title : Ovid on Screen
  • Author : Martin M. Winkler
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1108485405
  • Pages : 494
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  • Language : English
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The first study of Ovid, especially his Metamorphoses, as inherently visual literature, explaining his pervasive importance in our visual media.


Aesthetics and World Politics by Roland Bleiker

Aesthetics and World Politics
  • Title : Aesthetics and World Politics
  • Author : Roland Bleiker
  • Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
  • ISBN Code : 9780230390638
  • Pages : 288
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  • Language : English
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Is it trivial, or perhaps even irresponsible, to explore aesthetic themes at a time when the world is engulfed by war, genocide, terrorism, poverty, climate change and financial turmoil? Why indulge in painting, poetry or music when lives and livelihoods are at stake? Can we really afford to entertain questions of taste while concrete political action is urgently required? This book offers a passionate but systematically sustained defence of an aesthetic engagement with world politics. It argues that aesthetic sources can offer alternative insight: a type of reflective understanding that emerges not from applying the analytical skills that are central the social sciences, but from cultivating a more open-ended level of creativity and sensibility about the political. We then might be able to appreciate what we otherwise cannot even see: perspectives or people excluded from prevailing purviews, for instance, or the emotional nature and consequences of political events. Drawing on detailed case studies that range from Stalinist Russia to Cold War Germany and contemporary Korea, the author compellingly demonstrates how the poetic imagination can help us understand – and perhaps even shape - some of the most difficult political challenges.


The Book on VA Loans by Chris Birk

The Book on VA Loans
  • Title : The Book on VA Loans
  • Author : Chris Birk
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 350
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  • Language : English
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For 75 years, the VA loan program has helped U.S. service members and their families achieve the dream of homeownership. Today, in the wake of the subprime mortgage meltdown and ensuing foreclosure crisis, this no-down payment loan is more important than ever. VA loans have emerged as a lifeline for veterans and active duty personnel who understand their unmatched safety and buying power. The Book on VA Loans takes service members and their families on an insider's journey into VA loans, from credit scores and interest rates to the unique opportunities and challenges of this long-cherished program. Readers get insider tips and expert advice from the country's largest dedicated VA lender, Veterans United Home Loans. They also receive a buyer-friendly education in a sometimes complicated world that can trip up even seasoned real estate veterans.Featuring simple, straightforward language and voices of previous VA borrowers, this resource helps ensure service members are in the best position possible to maximize the benefits earned by their service.


Real Theatre by Paul Rae

Real Theatre
  • Title : Real Theatre
  • Author : Paul Rae
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1107186595
  • Pages : 246
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  • Language : English
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Draws on musicals, plays and experimental performances to show what theatre is made of and how we experience it.


Culinary Linguistics by Cornelia Gerhardt,Maximiliane Frobenius,Susanne Ley

Culinary Linguistics
  • Title : Culinary Linguistics
  • Author : Cornelia Gerhardt,Maximiliane Frobenius,Susanne Ley
  • Publisher : John Benjamins Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 9027271712
  • Pages : 347
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  • Language : English
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Language and food are universal to humankind. Language accomplishes more than a pure exchange of information, and food caters for more than mere subsistence. Both represent crucial sites for socialization, identity construction, and the everyday fabrication and perception of the world as a meaningful, orderly place. This volume on Culinary Linguistics contains an introduction to the study of food and an extensive overview of the literature focusing on its role in interplay with language. It is the only publication fathoming the field of food and food-related studies from a linguistic perspective. The research articles assembled here encompass a number of linguistic fields, ranging from historical and ethnographic approaches to literary studies, the teaching of English as a foreign language, psycholinguistics, and the study of computer-mediated communication, making this volume compulsory reading for anyone interested in genres of food discourse and the linguistic connection between food and culture. Now Open Access as part of the Knowledge Unlatched 2017 Backlist Collection.


Down and Dirty Pictures by Peter Biskind

Down and Dirty Pictures
  • Title : Down and Dirty Pictures
  • Author : Peter Biskind
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 1439127107
  • Pages : 560
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  • Language : English
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In this “dishy…superbly reported” (Entertainment Weekly) New York Times bestseller, Peter Biskind chronicles the rise of independent filmmakers who reinvented Hollywood—most notably Sundance founder Robert Redford and Harvey Weinstein, who with his brother, Bob, made Miramax Films an indie powerhouse. As he did in his acclaimed Easy Riders, Raging Bulls, Peter Biskind “takes on the movie industry of the 1990s and again gets the story” (The New York Times). Biskind charts in fascinating detail the meteoric rise of the controversial Harvey Weinstein, often described as the last mogul, who created an Oscar factory that became the envy of the studios, while leaving a trail of carnage in his wake. He follows Sundance as it grew from a regional film festival to the premier showcase of independent film, succeeding almost despite the mercurial Redford, whose visionary plans were nearly thwarted by his own quixotic personality. Likewise, the directors who emerged from the independent movement, such as Quentin Tarantino, Steven Soderbergh, and David O. Russell, are now among the best-known directors in Hollywood. Not to mention the actors who emerged with them, like Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Ethan Hawke, and Uma Thurman. Candid, controversial, and “sensationally entertaining” (Los Angeles Times) Down and Dirty Pictures is a must-read for anyone interested in the film world.


Work Organisations by Paul Thompson,David McHugh

Work Organisations
  • Title : Work Organisations
  • Author : Paul Thompson,David McHugh
  • Publisher : Palgrave
  • ISBN Code : 9780230522220
  • Pages : 544
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  • Language : English
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A critical, in-depth, analytical analysis offering a distinctive perspective, this well respected, rigorous and authoritative text has been updated to include the latest international research and practice. The 4th edition includes new material on contemporary topics such as; performance management, emotional and aesthetic labour, resistance and misbehaviour at work, new developments in corporate structures and labour markets, and work life balance. There is a new chapter on knowledge and improved pedagogy, making it more student friendly, we have also developed a companion website to support both the student and lecturer. Incorporating a wealth of empirical research this unique approach puts organisations in a socio-economic context, and covers psychological material, as well as broader issues, and provides students with a thorough understanding of the nature of work and organisations.


Self-Publishing and Collection Development by Robert P. Holley

Self-Publishing and Collection Development
  • Title : Self-Publishing and Collection Development
  • Author : Robert P. Holley
  • Publisher : Purdue University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1612494439
  • Pages : 198
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  • Language : English
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The current publishing environment has experienced a drastic change in the way content is created, delivered, and acquired, particularly for libraries. With the increasing importance of digital publishing, more than half the titles published in the United States are self-published. With this growth in self-published materials, librarians, publishers, and vendors have been forced to rethink channels of production, distribution, and access as it applies to the new content. Self-Publishing and Collection Development: Opportunities and Challenges for Libraries will address multiple aspects of how public and academic libraries can deal with the increase in self-published titles.While both academic and public libraries have started to grapple with the burgeoning issues associated with self-published books, many difficulties remain. To develop effective policies and procedures, stakeholders must now tackle questions associated with the transformation of the publishing landscape. Obstacles to self-publishing include the lack of reviews, the absence of cataloging and bibliographic control, proprietary formats for e-books, and the difficulty for vendors in providing these works.General chapters will include information on reviewing sources, cataloging and bibliographic control, and vendor issues. Information addressing public libraries issues will highlight initiatives to make self-published materials available at the Los Gatos Public Library in California and the Kent District Library in Michigan. Chapters on academic library issues will address why self-published materials are important for academic institutions, especially those with comprehensive collecting interests. Several self-published authors focus on how they attempt to make their works more suitable for public libraries. Finally, the book concludes with a bibliographic essay on self-publishingAs the term "traditional publishing" begins to fade and new content producers join the conversation, librarians, publishers, and vendors will play an important role in facilitating and managing the shift.


Devils on the Deep Blue Sea by Kristoffer A. Garin

Devils on the Deep Blue Sea
  • Title : Devils on the Deep Blue Sea
  • Author : Kristoffer A. Garin
  • Publisher : Viking Press
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 366
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  • Language : English
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An exploration of America's cruise ship industry traces its meteoric rise throughout the past four decades, describing its humble beginnings in the early 1960s, the impact of the popular The Love Boat television series, and the influence of business practices and environmental laws. 30,000 first printing.


The Modern Fairy Tale by Paul Jordan

The Modern Fairy Tale
  • Title : The Modern Fairy Tale
  • Author : Paul Jordan
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9789949325580
  • Pages : 150
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  • Language : English
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This book provides a unique and intriguing insight into current debates concerning the relationship between nation and state as well as the political management of international image in today's Europe through an examination of debates on nation branding and the Eurovision Song Contest. Europe is a contested construct and its boundaries are subject to redefinition. This work aims to advance critical thinking about contemporary nation branding and its relationship to, and influence on, nation building. In particular it focusses on key identity debates that the Eurovision Song Contest engendered in Estonia in the run-up to EU accession. The Eurovision Song Contest is an event which is often dismissed as musically and culturally inferior. However, this work demonstrates that it has the capacity to shed light on key identity debates and illuminate wider socio-political issues. Using a series of in-depth interviews with political elites, media professionals and opinion leaders, this book is a valuable contribution to the growing field of research on nation branding and the Eurovision Song Contest.


Strategies of Discourse Comprehension by Teun Adrianus van Dijk,Walter Kintsch

Strategies of Discourse Comprehension
  • Title : Strategies of Discourse Comprehension
  • Author : Teun Adrianus van Dijk,Walter Kintsch
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 418
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  • Language : English
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Suggestology by Georgi Lozanov

Suggestology
  • Title : Suggestology
  • Author : Georgi Lozanov
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1135307105
  • Pages : 392
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  • Language : English
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First Published in 1992. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Film Manifestos and Global Cinema Cultures by Scott MacKenzie

Film Manifestos and Global Cinema Cultures
  • Title : Film Manifestos and Global Cinema Cultures
  • Author : Scott MacKenzie
  • Publisher : University of California Press
  • ISBN Code : 0520377478
  • Pages : 680
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  • Language : English
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Film Manifestos and Global Cinema Cultures is the first book to collect manifestoes from the global history of cinema, providing the first historical and theoretical account of the role played by film manifestos in filmmaking and film culture. Focusing equally on political and aesthetic manifestoes, Scott MacKenzie uncovers a neglected, yet nevertheless central history of the cinema, exploring a series of documents that postulate ways in which to re-imagine the cinema and, in the process, re-imagine the world. This volume collects the major European “waves” and figures (Eisenstein, Truffaut, Bergman, Free Cinema, Oberhausen, Dogme ‘95); Latin American Third Cinemas (Birri, Sanjinés, Espinosa, Solanas); radical art and the avant-garde (Buñuel, Brakhage, Deren, Mekas, Ono, Sanborn); and world cinemas (Iimura, Makhmalbaf, Sembene, Sen). It also contains previously untranslated manifestos co-written by figures including Bollaín, Debord, Hermosillo, Isou, Kieslowski, Painlevé, Straub, and many others. Thematic sections address documentary cinema, aesthetics, feminist and queer film cultures, pornography, film archives, Hollywood, and film and digital media. Also included are texts traditionally left out of the film manifestos canon, such as the Motion Picture Production Code and Pius XI's Vigilanti Cura, which nevertheless played a central role in film culture.


Adorno on Popular Culture by Robert Winston Witkin

Adorno on Popular Culture
  • Title : Adorno on Popular Culture
  • Author : Robert Winston Witkin
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780415268257
  • Pages : 200
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  • Language : English
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Robert W. Witkin unpacks Adorno's notoriously difficult critique of popular culture in an accessible style, looking first at the overarching theories of authority, commodification and the negative, then focusing on specific aspects of popular culture.


A Teacher's Introduction to Postmodernism by Ray Linn

A Teacher's Introduction to Postmodernism
  • Title : A Teacher's Introduction to Postmodernism
  • Author : Ray Linn
  • Publisher : National Council of Teachers
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 161
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  • Language : English
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In this overview of intellectual and artistic trends from the seventeenth century to the present, Linn unpacks the logic, assumptions, and philosophical implications wrapped up in what has become the founding statement of modern rationalism: Descartes's "I think, therefore I am." --from publisher description.


Head and Heart Management by A. Furnham

Head and Heart Management
  • Title : Head and Heart Management
  • Author : A. Furnham
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 0230598315
  • Pages : 230
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  • Language : English
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Good managers understand the human condition and human needs. They realise that frequently the heart rules the head, and they know what this can mean for an organization. With nearly 100 'thought-pieces' on the world of management and sales, this book explores how the heart can rule the head and is ideal for 'dipping into' on numerous occasions.


Romantic Modernism by Wim Denslagen

Romantic Modernism
  • Title : Romantic Modernism
  • Author : Wim Denslagen
  • Publisher : Amsterdam University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9089641033
  • Pages : 261
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  • Language : English
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In the world of architectural conservation, there is little tolerance for reconstructing or even protecting historic facades when everything behind is modern, and even less for reconstructing a building that has been completely destroyed. These offenses are considered lies against history. In this thoughtful, revealing work, conservation expert Wim Denslagen traces this predilection for honesty to the legacy of Functionalism, a Romantic-era movement that denounced the building of pseudo-architecture in favor of a new, rational form of building. With detailed analyses of headline-making restoration projects from Bruges to Berlin, Denslagen shows that the adoption of these romantic values by conservationists gave rise to a new wave of modern additions and transformations.


Grand Design by Tino Balio

Grand Design
  • Title : Grand Design
  • Author : Tino Balio
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780520203341
  • Pages : 483
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  • Language : English
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The advent of color, big musicals, the studio system, and the beginning of institutionalized censorship made the thirties the defining decade for Hollywood. The year 1939, celebrated as "Hollywood's greatest year," saw the release of such memorable films as Gone with the Wind, The Wizard of Oz, and Stagecoach. It was a time when the studios exercised nearly absolute control over their product as well as over such stars as Bette Davis, Clark Gable, and Humphrey Bogart. In this fifth volume of the award-winning series History of the American Cinema, Tino Balio examines every aspect of the filmmaking and film exhibition system as it matured during the Depression era.


Architecture and Modern Literature by David Spurr

Architecture and Modern Literature
  • Title : Architecture and Modern Literature
  • Author : David Spurr
  • Publisher : University of Michigan Press
  • ISBN Code : 0472051717
  • Pages : 285
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  • Language : English
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Exploring the related cultural forms of architecture and literature in the modern era


High Achiever by Tiffany Jenkins

High Achiever
  • Title : High Achiever
  • Author : Tiffany Jenkins
  • Publisher : Harmony
  • ISBN Code : 0593135962
  • Pages : 384
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  • Language : English
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER • An up-close portrait of the mind of an addict and a life unraveled by narcotics—a memoir of captivating urgency and surprising humor that puts a human face on the opioid crisis. “Raw, brutal, and shocking. Move over, Orange Is the New Black.”—Amy Dresner, author of My Fair Junkie When word got out that Tiffany Jenkins was withdrawing from opiates on the floor of a jail cell, people in her town were shocked. Not because of the twenty felonies she’d committed, or the nature of her crimes, or even that she’d been captain of the high school cheerleading squad just a few years earlier, but because her boyfriend was a Deputy Sherriff, and his friends—their friends—were the ones who’d arrested her. A raw and twisty page-turning memoir that reads like fiction, High Achiever spans Tiffany’s life as an active opioid addict, her 120 days in a Florida jail where every officer despised what she’d done to their brother in blue, and her eventual recovery. With heart-racing urgency and unflinching honesty, Jenkins takes you inside the grips of addiction and the desperate decisions it breeds. She is a born storyteller who lived an incredible story, from blackmail by an ex-boyfriend to a soul-shattering deal with a drug dealer, and her telling brims with suspense and unexpected wit. But the true surprise is her path to recovery. Tiffany breaks through the stigma and silence to offer hope and inspiration to anyone battling the disease—whether it’s a loved one or themselves.


Brand Innovation Manifesto by John Grant

Brand Innovation Manifesto
  • Title : Brand Innovation Manifesto
  • Author : John Grant
  • Publisher : Wiley
  • ISBN Code : 9781280411090
  • Pages : 310
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  • Language : English
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The days of the image brands are over, and 'new marketing' has gone mainstream. The world's biggest companies are pursuing a post-advertising strategy, moving away from advertising and investing in leading edge alternatives. In the vanguard of the revolution has been John Grant, co-founder of the legendary agency St. Luke's and author of "The New Marketing Manifesto," whose radical thinking has informed a generation. Now Grant is set to stun the industry again. In "The Brand Innovation Manifesto," he redefines the nature of brands, showing why old models and scales no longer work and revealing that the key to success today is impacting people's lifestyles (think Starbucks, iPod and eBay). At the heart of the book is the concept of the 'brand molecule' to which new cultural ideas can be constantly added to keep pace with change. Cataloguing 32 classes of idea, Grant presents a practical approach to mixing and matching them within your own market to develop new brand ideas - and new ideas for existing brands.


The New Urban Frontier by Neil Smith

The New Urban Frontier
  • Title : The New Urban Frontier
  • Author : Neil Smith
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1134787464
  • Pages : 288
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  • Language : English
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Why have so many central and inner cities in Europe, North America and Australia been so radically revamped in the last three decades, converting urban decay into new chic? Will the process continue in the twenty-first century or has it ended? What does this mean for the people who live there? Can they do anything about it? This book challenges conventional wisdom, which holds gentrification to be the simple outcome of new middle-class tastes and a demand for urban living. It reveals gentrification as part of a much larger shift in the political economy and culture of the late twentieth century. Documenting in gritty detail the conflicts that gentrification brings to the new urban 'frontiers', the author explores the interconnections of urban policy, patterns of investment, eviction, and homelessness. The failure of liberal urban policy and the end of the 1980s financial boom have made the end-of-the-century city a darker and more dangerous place. Public policy and the private market are conspiring against minorities, working people, the poor, and the homeless as never before. In the emerging revanchist city, gentrification has become part of this policy of revenge.


Happiness at Work by Jessica Pryce-Jones

Happiness at Work
  • Title : Happiness at Work
  • Author : Jessica Pryce-Jones
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN Code : 1119965748
  • Pages : 254
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  • Language : English
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Sharing the results of her four-year research journey in simple, jargon-free language, Pryce-Jones exposes the secrets of being happy at work. Focuses on what happiness really means in a work context and why it matters to individuals and organisations in both human and financial terms Equips readers with the information, knowledge and skills to make the most of the nearly 100,000 hours that they'll spend at work over a lifetime Demystifies psychological research through a fascinating array of anecdotes, case studies, and interviews from people in the trenches of the working world, including business world-leaders, politicians, particle physicists, and philosophers, sheep farmers, waitresses, journalists, teachers, and lawyers, to name just a few


London’s Urban Landscape by Christopher Tilley

London’s Urban Landscape
  • Title : London’s Urban Landscape
  • Author : Christopher Tilley
  • Publisher : UCL Press
  • ISBN Code : 1787355608
  • Pages : 444
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  • Language : English
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London’s Urban Landscape is the first major study of a global city to adopt a materialist perspective and stress the significance of place and the built environment to the urban landscape. Edited by Christopher Tilley, the volume is inspired by phenomenological thinking and presents fine-grained ethnographies of the practices of everyday life in London. In doing so, it charts a unique perspective on the city that integrates ethnographies of daily life with an analysis of material culture. The first part of the volume considers the residential sphere of urban life, discussing in detailed case studies ordinary residential streets, housing estates, suburbia and London’s mobile ‘linear village’ of houseboats. The second part analyses the public sphere, including ethnographies of markets, a park, the social rhythms of a taxi rank, and graffiti and street art. London’s Urban Landscape returns us to the everyday lives of people and the manner in which they understand their lives. The deeply sensuous character of the embodied experience of the city is invoked in the thick descriptions of entangled relationships between people and places, and the paths of movement between them. What stories do door bells and house facades tell us about contemporary life in a Victorian terrace? How do antiques acquire value and significance in a market? How does living in a concrete megastructure relate to the lives of the people who dwell there? These and a host of other questions are addressed in this fascinating book that will appeal widely to all readers interested in London or contemporary urban life.


Culture Wars and Enduring American Dilemmas by Irene Taviss Thomson

Culture Wars and Enduring American Dilemmas
  • Title : Culture Wars and Enduring American Dilemmas
  • Author : Irene Taviss Thomson
  • Publisher : University of Michigan Press
  • ISBN Code : 0472022067
  • Pages : 270
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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"Irene Taviss Thomson gives us a nuanced portrait of American social politics that helps explain both why we are drawn to the idea of a 'culture war' and why that misrepresents what is actually going on." ---Rhys H. Williams, Professor and Chair, Department of Sociology, Loyola University Chicago "An important work showing---beneath surface conflict---a deep consensus on a number of ideals by social elites." ---John H. Evans, Department of Sociology, University of California, San Diego The idea of a culture war, or wars, has existed in America since the 1960s---an underlying ideological schism in our country that is responsible for the polarizing debates on everything from the separation of church and state, to abortion, to gay marriage, to affirmative action. Irene Taviss Thomson explores this notion by analyzing hundreds of articles addressing hot-button issues over two decades from four magazines: National Review, Time, The New Republic, and The Nation, as well as a wide array of other writings and statements from a substantial number of public intellectuals. What Thomson finds might surprise you: based on her research, there is no single cultural divide or cultural source that can account for the positions that have been adopted. While issues such as religion, homosexuality, sexual conduct, and abortion have figured prominently in public discussion, in fact there is no single thread that unifies responses to each of these cultural dilemmas for any of the writers. Irene Taviss Thomson is Professor Emeritus of Sociology, having taught in the Department of Social Sciences and History at Fairleigh Dickinson University for more than 30 years. Previously, she taught in the Department of Sociology at Harvard University.


A Composer in Africa by Stephanus Muller,Chris Walton

A Composer in Africa
  • Title : A Composer in Africa
  • Author : Stephanus Muller,Chris Walton
  • Publisher : AFRICAN SUN MeDIA
  • ISBN Code : 1920109048
  • Pages : 172
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Grové was arguably the first composer to incorporate Black African elements into the fabric of his music, venturing far beyond mere couleur locale to forge a creative synthesis of the indigenous and the "Western". His vast oeuvre encompasses every genre, from opera and ballet to chamber music, orchestral works and song. But he is also a fine essayist, and his short fiction has received praise from André P. Brink. This is the first study of its kind to be devoted to a South African composer.


Framing Class by Diana Kendall

Framing Class
  • Title : Framing Class
  • Author : Diana Kendall
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • ISBN Code : 1442202254
  • Pages : 310
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Framing Class explores how the media, including television, film, and news, depict wealth and poverty in the United States. Fully updated and revised throughout, the second edition of this groundbreaking book now includes discussions of new media, updated media sources, and provocative new examples from movies and television, such as The Real Housewives series and media portrayals of the new poor and corporate executives in the recent recession. The book introduces the concepts of class and media framing to students and analyzes how the media portray various social classes, from the elite to the very poor. Its accessible writing and powerful examples make it an ideal text or supplement for courses in sociology, American studies, and communications.


How the World Changed Social Media by Daniel Miller,Elisabetta Costa,Nell Haynes,Tom McDonald,Razvan Nicolescu,Jolynna Sinanan,Juliano Spyer,Shriram Venkatraman,Xinyuan Wang

How the World Changed Social Media
  • Title : How the World Changed Social Media
  • Author : Daniel Miller,Elisabetta Costa,Nell Haynes,Tom McDonald,Razvan Nicolescu,Jolynna Sinanan,Juliano Spyer,Shriram Venkatraman,Xinyuan Wang
  • Publisher : UCL Press
  • ISBN Code : 1910634476
  • Pages : 286
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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How the World Changed Social Media is the first book in Why We Post, a book series that investigates the findings of anthropologists who each spent 15 months living in communities across the world. This book offers a comparative analysis summarising the results of the research and explores the impact of social media on politics and gender, education and commerce. What is the result of the increased emphasis on visual communication? Are we becoming more individual or more social? Why is public social media so conservative? Why does equality online fail to shift inequality offline? How did memes become the moral police of the internet? Supported by an introduction to the project’s academic framework and theoretical terms that help to account for the findings, the book argues that the only way to appreciate and understand something as intimate and ubiquitous as social media is to be immersed in the lives of the people who post. Only then can we discover how people all around the world have already transformed social media in such unexpected ways and assess the consequences


New Literacies by Colin Lankshear,Michele Knobel

New Literacies
  • Title : New Literacies
  • Author : Colin Lankshear,Michele Knobel
  • Publisher : Open University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780335220106
  • Pages : 272
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The World Has Changed—So Should the Way You Teach This thought-provoking book argues that education has failed to take into account how much the world has changed since the information technology revolution and that education requires a totally new mindset to become relevant. The authors describe the new social practices and new literacies associated with a digital world and offer suggestions on where change should occur.


Lessons with Kiarostami by Abbas Kiarostami

Lessons with Kiarostami
  • Title : Lessons with Kiarostami
  • Author : Abbas Kiarostami
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780990530800
  • Pages : 190
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Over the past two decades, Abbas Kiarostami - the Iranian film director of Where is the Friend's House?, Life and Nothing More, Through the Olive Trees, Close Up, A Taste of Cherry, The Wind Will Carry Us, Ten, Shirin, Certified Copy and Like Someone in Love - has appeared regularly at festivals and on campuses, where he has worked closely for several days with young filmmakers, shepherding them and their projects, sending them out with cameras, then screening and discussing the results. Pieced together from notes made over a period of nearly ten years at several of these workshops, Lessons with Kiarostami is a distillation of Kiarostami's filmmaking techniques and working methods, and most importantly a series of practical guideposts for aspiring filmmakers.


Tuesday Morning Quarterback by Gregg Easterbrook

Tuesday Morning Quarterback
  • Title : Tuesday Morning Quarterback
  • Author : Gregg Easterbrook
  • Publisher : Universe Pub
  • ISBN Code : 9780789306517
  • Pages : 74
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Based on the popular football commentary on the e-zine "Slate", this is a collection of haikus, Zen poetry, historical allusions, and other conceits Easterbrook uses to creates fresh commentary on the philosophy of the game. 50 illustrations.


Theatre of Crisis: Drama and Politics in Latin America by Diana Taylor

Theatre of Crisis: Drama and Politics in Latin America
  • Title : Theatre of Crisis: Drama and Politics in Latin America
  • Author : Diana Taylor
  • Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
  • ISBN Code : 9780813154978
  • Pages : 288
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Latin American theatre is among the most innovative in the world today. The period 1965 1970 was one of intense theatrical production in the region. Dozens of major playwrights and collective theaters produced hundreds of highly original plays. This was also a period of profound ideological and sociopolitical transformation. Hopes for Latin American self-definition and self-determination after centuries of colonization and foreign exploitation began to crumble, while the right-wing backlash produced a politics of terror. In this dynamic study, Diana Taylor proposes that, for all the diversity of peoples, languages, and cultural images in Latin America, the effects of crisis on the region s theatre are surprisingly uniform. As a cultural subsystem, theatre is both a product of and a commentary on the making and dismantling of society at large. Theatre of Crisis is an important source of information for Latin Americanists as well as theatre specialists and literary critics interested in this virtually unexplored field.


Playful Identities by Valerie Frissen,Michiel de Lange

Playful Identities
  • Title : Playful Identities
  • Author : Valerie Frissen,Michiel de Lange
  • Publisher : Amsterdam University Press - M
  • ISBN Code : 9789089646392
  • Pages : 363
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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In this publication, eighteen scholars examine the increasing role of digital media technologies in identity construction through play. This interdisciplinary collection argues that present-day play and games are not only appropriate metaphors for capturing postmodern human identities, but are in fact the means by which people create their identity.


Animation by Giannalberto Bendazzi

Animation
  • Title : Animation
  • Author : Giannalberto Bendazzi
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781138035348
  • Pages : 226
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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