Archive For The “Popular Culture” Category
By Matthew Tinkcom,Amy Villarejo
The members reconsider modern movie tradition utilizing rules and matters from feminism, queer idea, 'race' stories, reviews of nationalism, colonialism and post-colonialism, the cultural economies of fandom, spectator concept, and Marxism. Combining a movie reviews concentrate on the movie undefined, construction and expertise with a cultural reports research of intake and audiences, Keframes demonstrates the breadth of methods now to be had for realizing renowned cinema. matters addressed include:
* learning Ripley and the 'Alien' films
* Pedagogy and Political Correctness in Martial Arts cinema
* Judy Garland fandom at the net
* Stardom and serial fantasies: Thomas Harris's 'Hannibal'
* Tom Hanks and the globalization of stars
* Queer Bollywood
* Jackie Chan and the Black connection
* '12 Monkeys', postmodernism and concrete space.
By Nico Stehr
By The Editors of LIFE
Now, in an all-new distinctive version, lifestyles celebrates the mythical athlete and cultural icon in Ali: A lifestyles in Pictures, that includes dozens of images from acclaimed photographers together with Gordon Parks, Harry Benson, Marvin Lichtner, James Drake, The Bettman Archive and plenty of extra. a lot of those photos have emerge as as synonymous with Ali as his most sensible charges, and lots of of those photos haven't been noticeable for years.
All of the pictures are observed through essays and remark that take readers via 4 particular levels of Ali’s existence – “Clay,” “Ali,” “Legend,” and “The Greatest,” and all jointly, Ali: A existence in Pictures is the final word commemorative memento that celebrates an icon in either phrases and photographs.
By Patrick M. Brantlinger
In his most modern ebook, Patrick Brantlinger probes the kingdom of latest the US. Brantlinger takes goal at neoliberal economists, the Tea celebration flow, gun tradition, immigration, waste price, surplus humans, the conflict on terror, technological determinism, and globalization. An invigorating go back to vintage cultural experiences with its situation for social justice and demanding situations to financial orthodoxy, States of Emergency is a pleasant mixture of journalism, satire, and concept that addresses a few of the so much urgent problems with our time.
By Barry Smart
Proceeding from a commonly dependent dialogue of heroism, status and famous person, shrewdpermanent addresses a few widespread smooth activities and game stars, together with Michael Jordan (basketball), David Beckham (football), Tiger Woods (golf), Anna Kournikova and the Williams sisters (tennis).
He analyses the advance of recent activity within the united kingdom and united states, demonstrating the most important monetary and cultural components that experience contributed to the recognition of activity stars, whereas studying concerns equivalent to race and gender, the impression of professionalization, starting to be media insurance, the function of brokers and the expanding presence of industrial companies offering sponsorship and endorsement contracts.
This booklet situates the game big name because the embodiment of many of the tensions of age, type, race, gender and tradition. It argues that wearing figures own an more and more infrequent caliber of authenticity that offers them the potential to raise and encourage humans. The e-book is an important contribution to the sociology and tradition of game and celebrity.
By E. Keightley,M. Pickering
By S. B. Plate
Religion and movie introduces readers to either spiritual stories and picture stories by way of targeting the formal similarities among cinema and spiritual practices and at the methods they each one re-create the area. Explorations of movie express how the cinematic event depends upon comparable aesthetic units on which spiritual rituals have lengthy relied: sight, sound, the style of foodstuff, the physique, and communal event. in the meantime, a deeper figuring out of the cultured nature of non secular rituals can adjust our figuring out of movie creation. using terminology and theoretical insights from the examine of faith in addition to the examine of movie, Religion and movie shows that by means of being attentive to the methods motion pictures are built, we will be able to shed new mild at the methods non secular myths and rituals are developed and vice versa.
This completely revised and extended re-creation is designed to entice the wishes of classes in faith in addition to movie departments. as well as new chapters, this version has been restructured into 3 special sections that supply scholars and teachers theories and strategies for brooding about cinema in ways in which extra totally attach movie reviews with non secular studies.
By Sven Hosang
Die Lüge ist additionally bereits aspect der Gesellschaft, sie gehört dazu. Ist denn Wahrheit überhaupt möglich? was once ist Wahrheit oder Wirklichkeit denn? used to be lässt etwas wahr erscheinen und vor allem wann und für wen? Die größte Kritik an der Hermeneutik lag bereits immer an ihrer Gebundenheit an Subjekten und deren Interpretationen, festgemacht an einer bestimmten Sprachsemantik – gilt nicht dies für unser gesamtes Leben im Sinne von Erfahrungen sammeln ebenso ? Viele Fragen, die unter dem Schwerpunktaspekt der Konsequenztheorie im Rahmen dieser Arbeit angerissen werden sollen, um Denkanstöße zu liefern ohne dass auf diese ewigwährenden Fragen eine endgültige Antwort gegeben werden kann.
By Anthony F. Arrigo
Anthony F. Arrigo has researched a wide range of fundamental resources and archival fabrics to track the venture from its earliest representations in illustrations to the documentary images of its building and later depictions of the constitution in advertisement promotions, advantageous artwork images, and work. examining Hoover Dam during the trajectory of images throughout numerous many years, instead of the narrative of its development, illuminates the underlying cultural and ecological imperatives within the force to construct it, together with the impact of non secular doctrine and the yank agrarian circulation. Arrigo additionally discusses numerous portrayals of workers, girls, minority teams, nature, and know-how during this imagery. In time, the visible icon of energy and domination used to be commercialized to promote vehicles, vacation trips, and more.
Imaging Hoover Dam is a vital paintings in either visible rhetoric and cultural stories. it's going to additionally intrigue readers drawn to such diverse subject matters because the background of the yank Southwest, the nice melancholy and the hot Deal, social and environmental concerns, and American well known culture.
By John Geluardi
Cannabiz tells one crucial political and enterprise tales of our iteration: the transformation of a counterculture stream right into a development with amazing strength. Charting the increase of scientific marijuana in California and 14 different states, award-winning journalist John Geluardi vividly recounts the movement’s early activism, its criminal demanding situations and victories, and its emergence as a advertisement and political force.
Tracing the historical past of marijuana within the usa, Cannabiz additionally reviews at the industry’s key gamers, political allies and competitors, inner strife, and audacious aspirations—including a 2010 poll initiative to legalize the grownup use of marijuana in California. alongside the best way, Geluardi describes neighborhood efforts to manage dispensaries, starting from viable ordinances in a few towns to bureaucratic paralysis in la, the place dispensaries got here to outnumber McDonalds franchises. He additionally experiences on efforts in Humboldt County, the heartland of marijuana cultivation, to maintain pot illegal—and costs excessive.
Adroitly profiling this detailed undefined, Cannabiz tells a distinctively American story—one whose colourful characters and interesting information evoke Prohibition and the Gold Rush.