Nazism and Neo-Nazism in Film and Media by Jason Lee

Nazism and Neo-Nazism in Film and Media
  • Title : Nazism and Neo-Nazism in Film and Media
  • Author : Jason Lee
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9789089649362
  • Pages : 263
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  • Language : English
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This timely book takes an original transnational approach to the theme of Nazism and neo-Nazism in film, media, and popular culture, with examples drawn from mainland Europe, the UK, North and Latin America, Asia, and beyond. This approach fits with the established dominance of global multimedia formats, and will be useful for students, scholars, and researchers in all forms of film and media. Along with the essential need to examine current trends in Nazism and neo-Nazism in contemporary media globally, what makes this book even more necessary is that it engages with debates that go to the very heart of our understanding of knowledge: history, memory, meaning, and truth.


Critical Pedagogy and the Everyday Classroom by Tony Monchinski

Critical Pedagogy and the Everyday Classroom
  • Title : Critical Pedagogy and the Everyday Classroom
  • Author : Tony Monchinski
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN Code : 1402084633
  • Pages : 227
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  • Language : English
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Critical Pedagogy addresses the shortcomings of mainstream educational theory and practice and promotes the humanization of teacher and student. Where Critical Pedagogy is often treated as a discourse of academics in universities, this book explores the applications of Critical Pedagogy to actual classroom situations. Written in a straight-forward, concise, and lucid form by an American high school teacher, drawing examples from literature, film, and, above all, the everyday classroom, this book is meant to provoke thought in teachers, students and education activists as we transform our classrooms into democratic sites. From grading to testing, from content area disciplines to curriculum planning and instruction, from the social construction of knowledge to embodied cognition, this book takes the theories behind Critical Pedagogy and illustrates them at work in common classroom environments.


Female Chauvinist Pigs by Ariel Levy

Female Chauvinist Pigs
  • Title : Female Chauvinist Pigs
  • Author : Ariel Levy
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 0743274733
  • Pages : 240
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  • Language : English
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A classic work on gender culture exploring how the women’s movement has evolved to Girls Gone Wild in a new, self-imposed chauvinism. In the tradition of Susan Faludi’s Backlash and Naomi Wolf’s The Beauty Myth, New York Magazine writer Ariel Levy studies the effects of modern feminism on women today. Meet the Female Chauvinist Pig—the new brand of “empowered woman” who wears the Playboy bunny as a talisman, bares all for Girls Gone Wild, pursues casual sex as if it were a sport, and embraces “raunch culture” wherever she finds it. If male chauvinist pigs of years past thought of women as pieces of meat, Female Chauvinist Pigs of today are doing them one better, making sex objects of other women—and of themselves. They think they’re being brave, they think they’re being funny, but in Female Chauvinist Pigs, Ariel Levy asks if the joke is on them. In her quest to uncover why this is happening, Levy interviews college women who flash for the cameras on spring break and teens raised on Paris Hilton and breast implants. She examines a culture in which every music video seems to feature a stripper on a pole, the memoirs of porn stars are climbing the bestseller lists, Olympic athletes parade their Brazilian bikini waxes in the pages of Playboy, and thongs are marketed to prepubescent girls. Levy meets the high-powered women who create raunch culture—the new oinking women warriors of the corporate and entertainment worlds who eagerly defend their efforts to be “one of the guys.” And she traces the history of this trend back to conflicts between the women’s movement and the sexual revolution long left unresolved. Levy pulls apart the myth of the Female Chauvinist Pig and argues that what has come to pass for liberating rebellion is actually a kind of limiting conformity. Irresistibly witty and wickedly intelligent, Female Chauvinist Pigs makes the case that the rise of raunch does not represent how far women have come, it only proves how far they have left to go.


Ethnobotany of Mexico by Rafael Lira,Alejandro Casas,José Blancas

Ethnobotany of Mexico
  • Title : Ethnobotany of Mexico
  • Author : Rafael Lira,Alejandro Casas,José Blancas
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 1461466695
  • Pages : 560
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  • Language : English
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This book reviews the history, current state of knowledge, and different research approaches and techniques of studies on interactions between humans and plants in an important area of agriculture and ongoing plant domestication: Mesoamerica. Leading scholars and key research groups in Mexico discuss essential topics as well as contributions from international research groups that have conducted studies on ethnobotany and domestication of plants in the region. Such a convocation will produce an interesting discussion about future investigation and conservation of regional human cultures, genetic resources, and cultural and ecological processes that are critical for global sustainability.


Camgirls by Theresa M. Senft

Camgirls
  • Title : Camgirls
  • Author : Theresa M. Senft
  • Publisher : Peter Lang
  • ISBN Code : 9780820456942
  • Pages : 150
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  • Language : English
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This book is a critical and ethnographic study of camgirls: women who broadcast themselves over the web for the general public while trying to cultivate a measure of celebrity in the process. The book's over-arching question is, «What does it mean for feminists to speak about the personal as political in a networked society that encourages women to 'represent' through confession, celebrity, and sexual display, but punishes too much visibility with conservative censure and backlash?» The narrative follows that of the camgirl phenomenon, beginning with the earliest experiments in personal homecamming and ending with the newest forms of identity and community being articulated through social networking sites like Live Journal, YouTube, MySpace, and Facebook. It is grounded in interviews, performance analysis of events transpiring between camgirls and their viewers, and the author's own experiences as an ersatz camgirl while conducting the research.


Poetry and Love Letters by Carol Bird

Poetry and Love Letters
  • Title : Poetry and Love Letters
  • Author : Carol Bird
  • Publisher : FriesenPress
  • ISBN Code : 1770978615
  • Pages : 96
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  • Language : English
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Love, pain, sadness, happiness, life experience. Before she got married, she was a truck driver's common law girlfriend. She spent many days and nights alone, so much in love. She wrote poetry and love letters to keep from being so lonely. Six years of living together and twenty-nine years married. Love really does exist.


Gender, Branding, and the Modern Music Industry by Kristin J. Lieb

Gender, Branding, and the Modern Music Industry
  • Title : Gender, Branding, and the Modern Music Industry
  • Author : Kristin J. Lieb
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1135096821
  • Pages : 224
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  • Language : English
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Gender, Branding, and The Modern Music Industry combines interview data with music industry professionals with theoretical frameworks from sociology, mass communication, and marketing to explain and explore the gender differences female artists experience. This book provides a rare lens on the rigid packaging process that transforms female artists of various genres into female pop stars. Stars -- and the industry power brokers who make their fortunes -- have learned to prioritize sexual attractiveness over talent as they fight a crowded field for movie deals, magazine covers, and fashion lines, let alone record deals. This focus on the female pop star’s body as her core asset has resigned many women to being "short term brands," positioned to earn as much money as possible before burning out or aging ungracefully. This book, which includes interview data from music industry insiders, explores the sociological forces that drive women into these tired representations, and the ramifications on the greater social world. This book is for Sociology of Media and Sociology of Popular Culture courses.


Custodians of the Internet by Tarleton Gillespie

Custodians of the Internet
  • Title : Custodians of the Internet
  • Author : Tarleton Gillespie
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • ISBN Code : 030017313X
  • Pages : 288
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  • Language : English
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A revealing and gripping investigation into how social media platforms police what we post online--and the large societal impact of these decisions Most users want their Twitter feed, Facebook page, and YouTube comments to be free of harassment and porn. Whether faced with "fake news" or livestreamed violence, "content moderators"--who censor or promote user-posted content--have never been more important. This is especially true when the tools that social media platforms use to curb trolling, ban hate speech, and censor pornography can also silence the speech you need to hear. In this revealing and nuanced exploration, award-winning sociologist and cultural observer Tarleton Gillespie provides an overview of current social media practices and explains the underlying rationales for how, when, and why these policies are enforced. In doing so, Gillespie highlights that content moderation receives too little public scrutiny even as it is shapes social norms and creates consequences for public discourse, cultural production, and the fabric of society. Based on interviews with content moderators, creators, and consumers, this accessible, timely book is a must-read for anyone who's ever clicked "like" or "retweet."


Fundamentals of Mechanical Ventilation by Robert L. Chatburn

Fundamentals of Mechanical Ventilation
  • Title : Fundamentals of Mechanical Ventilation
  • Author : Robert L. Chatburn
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780972943826
  • Pages : 294
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  • Language : English
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Rock and Roll Always Forgets by Chuck Eddy

Rock and Roll Always Forgets
  • Title : Rock and Roll Always Forgets
  • Author : Chuck Eddy
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0822350106
  • Pages : 335
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  • Language : English
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The best, most provocative reviews, interviews, columns, and essays written by the entertaining, idiosyncratic, and influential music writer Chuck Eddy over the past twenty-five years.


Denying the Holocaust by Deborah E. Lipstadt

Denying the Holocaust
  • Title : Denying the Holocaust
  • Author : Deborah E. Lipstadt
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 1476727481
  • Pages : 288
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  • Language : English
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The denial of the Holocaust has no more credibility than the assertion that the earth is flat. Yet there are those who insist that the death of six million Jews in Nazi concentration camps is nothing but a hoax perpetrated by a powerful Zionist conspiracy. Sixty years ago, such notions were the province of pseudohistorians who argued that Hitler never meant to kill the Jews, and that only a few hundred thousand died in the camps from disease; they also argued that the Allied bombings of Dresden and other cities were worse than any Nazi offense, and that the Germans were the “true victims” of World War II. For years, those who made such claims were dismissed as harmless cranks operating on the lunatic fringe. But as time goes on, they have begun to gain a hearing in respectable arenas, and now, in the first full-scale history of Holocaust denial, Deborah Lipstadt shows how—despite tens of thousands of living witnesses and vast amounts of documentary evidence—this irrational idea not only has continued to gain adherents but has become an international movement, with organized chapters, “independent” research centers, and official publications that promote a “revisionist” view of recent history. Lipstadt shows how Holocaust denial thrives in the current atmosphere of value-relativism, and argues that this chilling attack on the factual record not only threatens Jews but undermines the very tenets of objective scholarship that support our faith in historical knowledge. Thus the movement has an unsuspected power to dramatically alter the way that truth and meaning are transmitted from one generation to another.


Mexico, Aztec, Spanish and Republican by Brantz Mayer

Mexico, Aztec, Spanish and Republican
  • Title : Mexico, Aztec, Spanish and Republican
  • Author : Brantz Mayer
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The Drama of Celebrity by Sharon Marcus

The Drama of Celebrity
  • Title : The Drama of Celebrity
  • Author : Sharon Marcus
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0691210187
  • Pages : 328
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  • Language : English
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A bold new account of how celebrity works Why do we care so much about celebrities? Who decides who gets to be a star? Do celebrities deserve the outsized attention they receive? Sharon Marcus challenges everything you thought you knew about our obsession with fame. Drawing on scrapbooks, diaries, and vintage fan mail, she traces celebrity culture back to its nineteenth-century roots, when people the world over found themselves captivated by celebrity chefs, bad-boy poets, and actors such as the "divine" Sarah Bernhardt, as famous in her day as the Beatles in theirs. The Drama of Celebrity reveals how journalists, the public, and celebrities themselves all compete to shape the stories we tell about celebrities and fans, resulting in a high-stakes drama as endless as it is unpredictable.


Is Satire Saving Our Nation? by S. McClennen,R. Maisel

Is Satire Saving Our Nation?
  • Title : Is Satire Saving Our Nation?
  • Author : S. McClennen,R. Maisel
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 113740521X
  • Pages : 240
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  • Language : English
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The book studies the intersections between satirical comedy and national politics in order to show that one of the strongest supports for our democracy today comes from those of us who are seriously joking. This book shows how we got to this place and why satire may be the only way we can save our democracy and strengthen our nation.


Emergence by C.A. Bird

Emergence
  • Title : Emergence
  • Author : C.A. Bird
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781301075348
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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In book two of the Humanity Abides series, Mark Teller and Lori, Chris and Aaron and over two hundred other survivors of a devastating nuclear war struggle to live in a world gone mad. Driven from their shelter by unimaginable creatures they begin the arduous task of rebuilding civilization in a hidden valley of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Forced to learn new skills, and gain experience, before winter descends upon them, they use knowledge they gained inside the shelter and from new survivors to their little valley. This is a story of revenge, loneliness and Mankind's need for community.


Conversations with Durito by N.A

Conversations with Durito
  • Title : Conversations with Durito
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher : Autonomedia
  • ISBN Code : 1570271186
  • Pages : 332
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  • Language : English
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'We are all Zapatistas.' Subcomandante MarcosThis book began in 1994, when Zapatista Subcomandante Marcos replied to a 10-year-old girl from Mexico City who had sent him a drawing. The ensuing collection of related tales about the warrior-beetle, narrated by his pipe-smoking, black-ski-masked human squire is an extraordinary account for the general reader of current global political struggle.Marcos created a humorous fictitious character, Don Durito, a beetle with Quixotic fantasies which regards Marcos as his Sancho Panza. In this book, Marcos creates a new political genre, so-called "postdata": ironical commentaries which he affixes to his formal communiqués or declarations. In one of them he even offers to perform a striptease for government negotiators.'We are the product of 500 years of struggle...They [Mexican government] don't care that we have nothing, absolutely nothing, not even a roof over our heads; no land, no work, no health care, no food, no education... nor is there peace nor justice for ourselves and our children. But today, we say ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!' First EZLN declaration of war, December 31st 1993The Zapatistas are not Marxist, Rightists, or Anarchists. They seek not to replace one infrastructure of power with another, thus rejecting the normal goal of an armed struggle. They are armed but do not use violence as a tool to expand their aims. Although a localized rebellion, the Zapatistas are unified in a worldwide struggle that transcends the mainstream media's limited perspective through eloquent dictations distributed globally via the Internet.With a fresh perspective and tactics that have never been seen in relation to an armed insurrection, the EZLN (Zapatista National Liberation Army) has changed the definition of what revolution means. From the marginalized confines of the poorest region in Mexico, a new concept of revolutionary change with a new solution to societies woes is currently being proposed.


A Modest Inheritance by Carol Bird

A Modest Inheritance
  • Title : A Modest Inheritance
  • Author : Carol Bird
  • Publisher : Few Good Books Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 9780990426547
  • Pages : 154
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  • Language : English
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In this fast-paced legal thriller set in central Appalachia, Amanda Candler, a middle-aged everywoman, is pulled out of her ordinary life by a summons home to the small mountain city she left behind thirty years ago. Her centenarian grandmother is near the end and the wealthy friend entrusted with her care is in reality a legal predator who has secretly launched a plot to take her grandmother's estate. Betrayed by all those Amanda has trusted, she is forced to rely only on her own wits and intuition, as she faces her deepest fears and inherits far more than money - a priceless gift of spirit.


Cultures of Participation by Hajo Greif,Larissa Hjorth

Cultures of Participation
  • Title : Cultures of Participation
  • Author : Hajo Greif,Larissa Hjorth
  • Publisher : Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
  • ISBN Code : 9783631596746
  • Pages : 249
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  • Language : English
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From a variety of theoretical, empirical and methodological perspectives, this volume explores participation in different social realms - from everyday life, interpersonal relationships, work and leisure activities to collective and political action.


Updating to Remain the Same by Wendy Hui Kyong Chun

Updating to Remain the Same
  • Title : Updating to Remain the Same
  • Author : Wendy Hui Kyong Chun
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 026253472X
  • Pages : 264
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  • Language : English
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Imagined Networks, Glocal Connections. Habitual Connections, or Network Maps: Belatedly Too Early -- Crisis, Crisis, Crisis, or the Temporality of Networks -- Privately Public: The Internet's Perverse Subjects -- The Leakiness of Friends, of The Friend of my Friend is my Enemy (and thus my Friend) -- Inhabiting Writing: Against the Epistemology of Outing -- CONCLUSION: Found Habituation


The Modern Mixologist by Tony Abou-Ganim,Mary Elizabeth Faulkner,Mario Batali

The Modern Mixologist
  • Title : The Modern Mixologist
  • Author : Tony Abou-Ganim,Mary Elizabeth Faulkner,Mario Batali
  • Publisher : Agate Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 1572841079
  • Pages : 208
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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"A cocktail guide for the 21st century, complete with 60 recipes for new and classic drinks. Full-color photography throughout, with tips on ingredients, barware, and technique"--Provided by publisher.


Hitler's War by David Irving

Hitler's War
  • Title : Hitler's War
  • Author : David Irving
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : N.A
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The Alternative Right by Greg Johnson

The Alternative Right
  • Title : The Alternative Right
  • Author : Greg Johnson
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781940933948
  • Pages : 322
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  • Language : English
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A Short History of Celebrity by Fred Inglis

A Short History of Celebrity
  • Title : A Short History of Celebrity
  • Author : Fred Inglis
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1400834392
  • Pages : 328
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  • Language : English
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A history of celebrity from Byron to Beckham Love it or hate it, celebrity is one of the dominant features of modern life—and one of the least understood. Fred Inglis sets out to correct this problem in this entertaining and enlightening social history of modern celebrity, from eighteenth-century London to today's Hollywood. Vividly written and brimming with fascinating stories of figures whose lives mark important moments in the history of celebrity, this book explains how fame has changed over the past two-and-a-half centuries. Starting with the first modern celebrities in mid-eighteenth-century London, including Samuel Johnson and the Prince Regent, the book traces the changing nature of celebrity and celebrities through the age of the Romantic hero, the European fin de siècle, and the Gilded Age in New York and Chicago. In the twentieth century, the book covers the Jazz Age, the rise of political celebrities such as Mussolini, Hitler, and Stalin, and the democratization of celebrity in the postwar decades, as actors, rock stars, and sports heroes became the leading celebrities. Arguing that celebrity is a mirror reflecting some of the worst as well as some of the best aspects of modern history itself, Inglis considers how the lives of the rich and famous provide not only entertainment but also social cohesion and, like morality plays, examples of what—and what not—to do. This book will interest anyone who is curious about the history that lies behind one of the great preoccupations of our lives. Some images inside the book are unavailable due to digital copyright restrictions.


VJ by Nina Blackwood,Mark Goodman,Alan Hunter,Martha Quinn

VJ
  • Title : VJ
  • Author : Nina Blackwood,Mark Goodman,Alan Hunter,Martha Quinn
  • Publisher : Atria Books
  • ISBN Code : 1451678134
  • Pages : 352
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  • Language : English
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In this “highly entertaining snapshot of a wild-frontier moment in pop culture” (Rolling Stone), discover the wild and explosive true story of the early years of MTV directly from the original VJs. Nina Blackwood, Mark Goodman, Alan Hunter, and Martha Quinn (along with the late J. J. Jackson) had front-row seats to a cultural revolution—and the hijinks of pop music icons like Adam Ant, Cyndi Lauper, Madonna, and Duran Duran—as the first VJs on the fledgling network MTV. From partying with David Lee Roth to flying on Bob Dylan’s private jet, they were on a breakneck journey through a music revolution. Boing beyond the compelling behind the scenes tales of this unforgettable era, VJ is also a coming-of-age story about the 1980s, its excesses, controversies, and everything in between. “At last—the real inside story of the MTV explosion that rocked the world, in all its giddy excess, from the video pioneers who saw all the hair, drugs and guitars up close. VJ is the wild, hilarious, addictive tale of how one crazy moment changed pop culture forever” (Rob Sheffield, New York Times bestselling author).


The Star System by Paul McDonald

The Star System
  • Title : The Star System
  • Author : Paul McDonald
  • Publisher : Wallflower Press
  • ISBN Code : 9781903364024
  • Pages : 134
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  • Language : English
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Looks at the development and changing organization of the star system in the American film industry. Tracing the popularity of star performers from the early "cinema of attractions" to the Internet universe, Paul McDonald explores the ways in which Hollywood has made and sold its stars. Through focusing on particular historical periods, case studies of Mary Pickford, Bette Davis, James Cagney, Julia Roberts, Tom Cruise, and Will Smith illustrate the key conditions influencing the star system in silent cinema, the studio era and the New Hollywood.


Inside Mtv by R. Serge Denisoff

Inside Mtv
  • Title : Inside Mtv
  • Author : R. Serge Denisoff
  • Publisher : Transaction Publishers
  • ISBN Code : 9781412826303
  • Pages : 373
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  • Language : English
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"This book is an insight into the evolution of the cablevisionphenomena--MTV, VH-1, and their competitors. Denisoff presents his study from the perspectivesof media economics, boardroom politics, and the recording industry's dilemma: how to promoterecorded products with video clips. This text focuses upon the processes involved in thedevelopment and growth of the product, MTV to date (and the medium,cablevision)."--Choice Instde MTV by a leading authority on theAmerican music business, examines the world of cablecasting, the evolution of WASEC, MTV, VH1,and some of their competitors. The strategies, personalities, and the contents that placed MTVon the road to a dominant position are described. The many controversies surrounding the channelare thoroughly detailed, and misinformation on the subject is corrected.


The Mason Williams F.C.C. Rapport by Mason Williams

The Mason Williams F.C.C. Rapport
  • Title : The Mason Williams F.C.C. Rapport
  • Author : Mason Williams
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 294
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  • Language : English
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A Home Worth Having by Carol Bird

A Home Worth Having
  • Title : A Home Worth Having
  • Author : Carol Bird
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781082780981
  • Pages : 310
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  • Language : English
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What happens when nature decides to fight back? The old gods reawaken, and new life manifests to replace that which has become unfit. Once vibrant with healing waters, the abused Halewater River now carries a half-material, half-energetic disease that threatens to spread without end, unless the river itself can be cured. High above the town of Halewater, sheltered in the woods of Smith Mountain, a miracle of evolution is struggling to survive. Her name is Myst. As she grows, Myst discovers she is a force of nature created to activate the renewing powers of her mountain home. Draw together by her unusual energies, a family assembles around her - each member enlivened with ancient capacities long asleep, until now. Even with their help, Myst's task will not be easy. Ever at her heels and longing to destroy her, the maker of chaos, the Dark Dancer, has also manifested. Down in Halewater, the Dancer is on the move assembling his own "family" - a cabal pregnant with the possibilities of chaos. Blind to the disease running through the river, they are determined to maintain their toxic control of the town. Can nature fight back, or will Halewater be destroyed and an unstoppable disease spread through all the waters of earth? In A Home Worth Having, the people of Halewater and Smith Moun-tain are readied to live out the answer to this terrifying question.


Jackass by Sean Cliver

Jackass
  • Title : Jackass
  • Author : Sean Cliver
  • Publisher : powerHouse Books
  • ISBN Code : 9781576875551
  • Pages : 221
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  • Language : English
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A photo retrospective commemorating the hit MTV show's 10th anniversary includes stills from the best Jackass segments featuring Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O, Wee-Man, Bam Margera and more, as well as photos from group's early days at Big Brother magazine, in a book with plenty of skateboard tricks, practical jokes and all-around stupid stunts. TV tie-in.


Reality Bites Back by Jennifer L. Pozner

Reality Bites Back
  • Title : Reality Bites Back
  • Author : Jennifer L. Pozner
  • Publisher : Seal Press
  • ISBN Code : 1580053750
  • Pages : 392
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  • Language : English
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Nearly every night on every major network, “unscripted” (but carefully crafted) “reality” TV shows routinely glorify retrograde stereotypes that most people would assume got left behind 35 years ago. In Reality Bites Back, media critic Jennifer L. Pozner aims a critical, analytical lens at a trend most people dismiss as harmless fluff. She deconstructs reality TV’s twisted fairytales to demonstrate that far from being simple “guilty pleasures,” these programs are actually guilty of fomenting gender-war ideology and significantly affecting the intellectual and political development of this generation’s young viewers. She lays out the cultural biases promoted by reality TV about gender, race, class, sexuality, and consumerism, and explores how those biases shape and reflect our cultural perceptions of who we are, what we’re valued for, and what we should view as “our place” in society. Smart and informative, Reality Bites Back arms readers with the tools they need to understand and challenge the stereotypes reality TV reinforces and, ultimately, to demand accountability from the corporations responsible for this contemporary cultural attack on three decades of feminist progress.


The Paranoid Style in American Politics by Richard Hofstadter

The Paranoid Style in American Politics
  • Title : The Paranoid Style in American Politics
  • Author : Richard Hofstadter
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • ISBN Code : 0307809684
  • Pages : 368
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  • Language : English
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This timely reissue of Richard Hofstadter's classic work on the fringe groups that influence American electoral politics offers an invaluable perspective on contemporary domestic affairs.In The Paranoid Style in American Politics, acclaimed historian Richard Hofstadter examines the competing forces in American political discourse and how fringe groups can influence — and derail — the larger agendas of a political party. He investigates the politics of the irrational, shedding light on how the behavior of individuals can seem out of proportion with actual political issues, and how such behavior impacts larger groups. With such other classic essays as “Free Silver and the Mind of 'Coin' Harvey” and “What Happened to the Antitrust Movement?, ” The Paranoid Style in American Politics remains both a seminal text of political history and a vital analysis of the ways in which political groups function in the United States. From the Trade Paperback edition.


Tarnished Gold by R. Serge Denisoff

Tarnished Gold
  • Title : Tarnished Gold
  • Author : R. Serge Denisoff
  • Publisher : Transaction Publishers
  • ISBN Code : 9781412835565
  • Pages : 487
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  • Language : English
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The great depression in the popular recording industry that began in 1979 still continues. There are signs, however, that the industry is adjusting to new technologies and may soon revive. R. Serge Denisoff documents the decline and possible revival of this comprehensive study of the recording business, a sequel to his widely acclaimed Solid Gold: The Popular Record Industry. Denisoff offers a brief history of popular music and then, in detail, traces the life cycle of a record, beginning with the artist in the studio and following the record until its purchase. He explains the relationships between artist, manager, producer, company, distributor, merchandiser, and media. They all play roles in the scenario of a hit record. He also discusses the new technologies and how they may affect record sales, especially round-the-clock rock and roll on cable television. Tarnished Gold joins Solid Gold as a staple in the popular culture literature.


The Best of Laguna Beach by Diane Armitage

The Best of Laguna Beach
  • Title : The Best of Laguna Beach
  • Author : Diane Armitage
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780989792998
  • Pages : 360
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

From her popular dining reviews and renowned blog, LagunaBeachBest.com, here are fun, colorful recommendations on all the best of Laguna Beach from longtime resident Diane Armitage. What Diane recommends is not paid advertising in any way - she simply writes about all the best Laguna Beach offers. Enjoy the best of ...* Fine and Casual Dining* Coffeehouses & Breakfast Nooks* Shopping Finds* Water Sports & Recreation* Happy Hours & Bars* Popular Events Throughout the YearNow in its 2nd revision, the book, The Best of Laguna Beach, has expanded to more than 300 pages with hundreds of enticing color photos throughout. Used by residents and tourists alike, it's a perfect view into one of the liveliest and most beautiful resorts on earth.


Harry Potter by Susan Gunelius

Harry Potter
  • Title : Harry Potter
  • Author : Susan Gunelius
  • Publisher : Palgrave MacMillan
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 194
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The Harry Potter books are some of the bestselling books of all time. In this fascinating study, Susan Gunelius analyzes every aspect of the brand phenomenon that is Harry Potter. Delving into price wars, box office revenue, and brand values, amongst other things, this is the story of the most incredible brand success there has ever been and is the perfect case study for academics, professionals and students alike.


Out of My Tidy Mind by Jon Richardson

Out of My Tidy Mind
  • Title : Out of My Tidy Mind
  • Author : Jon Richardson
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • ISBN Code : 9780007414949
  • Pages : 294
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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'I haven't woken up with a cup of tea by the bed for seven years. It seems such a small thing but it's one of a thousand things I miss about having someone around to take care of me. I have spent my entire adult life getting things the way I want them and all I want now is someone to give it all up for.' Jon Richardson Is your filing faultless? Your CDs, apostrophes, cutlery all in the right places? Can you eat a biscuit in the correct way? Then Jon Richardson (single for seven years and counting) could be your ideal man... Living alone in a one bedroom flat in Swindon, 27 year old Jon has had far too much time on his hands to think. In fact to obsess. About almost everything. Jon's obssessive compulsive personality disorder has seen him arrange the coins in his pockets in ascending size and colour code his bookshelves. It takes him less than 90 seconds to locate a receipt for a pair of shoes he bought in 1997. Over to the filing cabinet and R for receipts, S for shoes. But Jon doesn't want to be like this, in fact he would quite like to share his life with someone. But who could that someone be? Someone like himself, a quarrelsome perfectionist only with breasts and less body hair? Absolutely not. But who exactly is Jon looking for and where will he find her? Faced with a loveless future filled with his own peculiar quirks and perfectionism, Jon sets about his search for The One. The question is, will he mind her keeping the knives to the left of the forks in the cutlery drawer or organising the CDs by genre and not alphabetically?


Internet Marketing by Matt Bailey

Internet Marketing
  • Title : Internet Marketing
  • Author : Matt Bailey
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN Code : 9781118087220
  • Pages : 608
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

Proven, task-based approach to developing winning internet marketing campaigns If you've been seeking a practical, day-by-day, do-it-yourself plan for success in your Internet marketing, this is the book for you. The latest in the very popular Hour a Day series, this book gives you step-by-step instruction and clear action plans for all crucial aspects of successful internet marketing: SEO, website optimization, integration of social media and blogs, and pay-per-click strategies. Above all, it shows you how to use analytics effectively, so you can track and understand your results, then course-correct as you need. Provides step-by-step instruction to help you design, implement, and measure an internet marketing strategy Uses the empowering and winning approach that has made the books in the Hour a Day series top sellers Breaks down intimidating topics into approachable, hour-a-day tasks Covers key topics in step-by-step detail, including SEO, website optimization and usability, analytics, blog integration, social media, and pay-per-click strategies Offers expert guidance from an experienced and well-known internet marketer, Matt Bailey Drive targeted traffic to your site, keep them there, and convert them into happy customers with this refreshingly practical, roll-up-your-sleeves guide!


The Changing Faces of Aawambo Musical Arts by Minette Mans

The Changing Faces of Aawambo Musical Arts
  • Title : The Changing Faces of Aawambo Musical Arts
  • Author : Minette Mans
  • Publisher : BASLER AFRIKA BIBLIOGRAPHIEN
  • ISBN Code : 3905758830
  • Pages : 188
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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How does a peoples’ music reflect their history, their occupations, cultural beliefs and values? These are the core questions that this book addresses in rela-tion to the Aawambo people of Namibia. The author brings to the fore the nuanced views of different people, describing their personal musical experiences – past as well as present. This is the first time that the music and stories of contemporary Namibian musicians is shared alongside those of the elderly. Similarly, it is the first time that some of the traditional Aawambo dances are analysed and described, abundantly illustrated with colourful photographs and several songs. Based on years of personal research, this book will appeal to research scholars, students and other interested readers alike, since its style is accessible but detailed, personal yet objective.


Media Talk and Political Elections in Europe and America by Andrew Tolson,Mats Ekström

Media Talk and Political Elections in Europe and America
  • Title : Media Talk and Political Elections in Europe and America
  • Author : Andrew Tolson,Mats Ekström
  • Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
  • ISBN Code : 9781137273314
  • Pages : 272
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This book makes an important contribution to the study of political communication. Its chapters provide a detailed analysis of forms of media talk associated with contemporary political elections. The approach is derived from the study of broadcast media talk, which extends here to political communication on the Internet. Key topics include: changing forms of political interview, televised political debates (held in the UK for the first time in 2010), the use of multimedia in promotional discourse, and uses of the Internet to engage with voters (an approach used successfully in the Obama presidential campaigns of 2008 and 2012). In addition to chapters from the UK and USA, there are also contributions from Greece, Spain, Sweden and Austria. Accordingly this book breaks new ground, not only in its coverage of the way politics is communicated to citizens, but also its recognition that in the modern world political culture is increasingly globalised, requiring an international critical perspective.


Buyology by Martin Lindstrom

Buyology
  • Title : Buyology
  • Author : Martin Lindstrom
  • Publisher : Random House
  • ISBN Code : 1448149762
  • Pages : 272
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Most anti-smoking campaigns inadvertently encourage people to smoke. The scent of melons helps sell electronic products. Subliminal advertising may have been banned, but it's being used all the time. Product placement in films rarely works. Many multi-million pound advertising campaigns are a complete waste of time. These are just a few of the findings of Martin Lindstrom's groundbreaking study of what really makes consumers tick. Convinced that there is a gulf between what we believe influences us and what actually does, he set up a highly ambitious research project that employed the very latest in brain-scanning technology and called on the services of some 2000 volunteers. Buyology shares the fruits of this research, revealing for the first time what actually goes on inside our heads when we see an advertisement, hear a marketing slogan, taste two rival brands of drink, or watch a programme sponsored by a major company. The conclusions are both startling and groundbreaking, showing the extent to which we deceive ourselves when we think we are making considered decisions, and revealing factors as varied as childhood memories and religious belief that come together to influence our decisions and shape our tastes.


You Can Rise by Israelmore Ayivor

You Can Rise
  • Title : You Can Rise
  • Author : Israelmore Ayivor
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • ISBN Code : 9781519459398
  • Pages : 124
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

I believe that our potentials are just raw materials; how we optimize them will determine whether they will become useful products of useless wastes. In this book, you will find thought provoking series of motivations meant to empower you to do more than you have done. I have deliberately shared clear guiding directions and inspirations that will create an advantageous mental environment for you to pursue your dreams. You know, it all starts from our minds and hence this book will spark your minds and empower you to live a purposeful life. The three major principles on which this book was written are; 1. To inform you to embrace opportunities, 2.To inspire you to defeat challenges and 3.To promote you to make a difference. I hope it becomes an opportunity for you to live your dreams to the fullest and also empower someone to also live his (her) dreams also with passion!