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Cultural Studies

Critical Readings: Media and Gender (Issues in Cultural and by Cynthia Carter, Linda Steiner

By Cynthia Carter, Linda Steiner

* How is gender developed within the media?
* To what quantity do portrayals of gender impact daily perceptions of ourselves and our actions?
* In what methods do the media strengthen and occasionally problem gender inequalities?
Critical Readings: Media and Gender provides a full of life and interesting advent to the sector of media and gender examine, drawing from quite a lot of very important foreign scholarship. quite a few conceptual and methodological methods is used to discover topics resembling: leisure; information; grassroots verbal exchange; new media texts; associations; audiences. themes include:
* Gender id and tv speak shows
* ancient portrayals of ladies in advertising
* The sexualization of the preferred press
* The illustration of lesbians on television
* The cult of femininity in women's magazines
* pictures of African American ladies and Latinas in Hollywood cinema
* Sexual violence within the media
* girls in renowned music
* Pornography and masculine power
* Women's courting to the Internet.

This e-book is perfect for undergraduate classes in cultural and media reviews, gender reviews, the sociology of the media, mass verbal exchange, journalism, verbal exchange stories and politics.

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Women and Popular Music: Sexuality, Identity and by Sheila Whiteley

By Sheila Whiteley

Women and renowned Music explores the altering position of ladies musicians and the ways that their songs resonate in pop culture. Sheila Whiteley starts off by means of reading the counter-culture's reactionary attitudes to girls during the lyrics of The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. She explores the ways that artists like Joplin and Joni Mitchell faced problems with sexuality and freedom, redefining women's participation within the undefined, and assesses the non-public price in their achievements. She considers how stars equivalent to Annie Lennox, Madonna and k.d. lang have faced problems with gender stereotyping and sexuality, via pop video clips for 'Justify My Love' and 'Sweet desires (Are made up of This)', and appears on the enduring value of the singer-songwriter via artists resembling Tracey Chapman. finally, she assesses the contribution of latest artists together with Tori Amos, P.J. Harvey and Courtney Love, and asks even if the Spice women are only a 'cartoon feminist pop group' or in the event that they offer confident position versions for teenage ladies.

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Rebel Voices: An IWW Anthology (3rd Edition) by Daniel Gross, Franklin Rosemont, Fred Thompson, Joyce L.

By Daniel Gross, Franklin Rosemont, Fred Thompson, Joyce L. Kornbluh

Author note: advent by means of Fred Thompson, Preface by way of Daniel Gross
Publish 12 months note: First released in 1964
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The effect of IWW ('Industrial staff of the World', another way referred to as 'Wobblies') has reverberated a long way past the ranks of organised labour. initially released in 1964 and lengthy out of print, insurgent Voices continues to be by way of some distance the largest and most sensible resource for IWW historical past, fiction, songs, paintings and lore.

This re-creation contains forty pages of extra fabric via Fred Thompson and Franklin Rosemont and a brand new preface via Wobbly organiser Daniel Gross.

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The Inward Urge: 1960s Science Fiction and Imperialism by David M. Higgins

By David M. Higgins

Technological know-how fiction’s “inward” flip within the Nineteen Sixties coincides with an introspective shift in
British and American imperial imaginings. In a second while the perfect of the “frontier”
is reworking in the United States, and at a time whilst decolonization is reversing the eu
colonial undertaking, technology fiction turns its consciousness to “inner” instead of “outer” areas,
and this introspective flip indexes the altering contours of imperial discourse and
practice within the Sixties. The technology fiction of this era rejects the ontological
imperialism of modernist meta-narratives by way of exploring legitimate plural subjectivities; on the
same time, it indexes the ways that imperial strength can make the most of postmodern strategies to
retain asymmetrical privilege. This dissertation indexes chilly struggle modifications in
imperial imaginings within the fiction of Robert A. Heinlein, Frank Herbert, Arthur C. Clarke,
J. G. Ballard, Michael Moorcock, Brian Aldiss, Thomas Disch, Philip ok. Dick, Philip
Jose Farmer, Joanna Russ, Samuel Delany, and Ursula ok. Le Guin. those texts provide
revealing insights into the ongoing strength of contemporary imperial recommendations and into
emergent formations of postmodern neo-imperialism.

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The Superhero Reader by Charles Hatfield, Jeet Heer

By Charles Hatfield, Jeet Heer

Regardless of their advertisement charm and cross-media achieve, superheroes are just lately commencing to allure sustained scholarly cognizance. This groundbreaking assortment brings jointly essays and publication excerpts by way of significant writers on comics and pop culture. whereas superhero comics are a unique and occasionally disdained department of comics production, they're critical to the advance of the North American comedian booklet and the historical past of the medium. For the earlier half-century they've got additionally been the only overwhelmingly dominant industry style. The sheer quantity of superhero comics which were released through the years is miraculous. significant superhero universes represent probably the most expansive storytelling canvases ever shaped. in addition, characters inhabiting those fictional universes are immensely influential, having completed iconic reputation world wide. Their photographs and adventures have formed many different media, comparable to movie, videogames, or even prose fiction. the first objective of this reader is twofold: first, to assemble in one quantity a sampling of the main refined remark on superheroes, and moment, to convey into sharper concentration the ways that superheroes connect to better social, cultural, literary, aesthetic, and ancient subject matters which are of curiosity to a superb many readers either within the academy and past.

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The Playful Crowd: Pleasure Places in the Twentieth Century by Gary Cross, John K. Walton

By Gary Cross, John K. Walton

Through the first a part of the 20th century hundreds of thousands of working-class New Yorkers flocked to Coney Island looking for a unencumber from their workaday lives and the values of bourgeois society. at the different part of the Atlantic, British staff headed off to the seashore hotel of Blackpool for leisure and rest. even though, through the center of the century, a brand new kind of park started to emerge, offering well-ordered, squeaky-clean, and thoroughly orchestrated company leisure. Contrasting the studies of Coney Island and Blackpool with these of Disneyland and Beamish, Gary S. go and John okay. Walton discover playful crowds and the pursuit of enjoyment within the 20th century to provide a transatlantic standpoint on altering rules approximately relaxation, category, and mass culture.

Blackpool and Coney Island have been the definitive playgrounds of the economic operating category. Teeming crowds partook of a gritty vulgarity that provided a number of pleasures and thrills from curler coaster rides and freak indicates to bounce halls and dioramas of unique locales. Responding to the hot cash and mobility of the operating type, the purveyors of Coney Island and Blackpool provided the playful crowd an "industrial saturnalia."Cross and Walton trap the points of interest and sounds of Blackpool and Coney Island and look at how those "Sodoms through the sea" flouted the social and cultural established order. The authors additionally study the resorts' very diversified fates as Coney Island has now develop into an insignificant shadow of its former self whereas Blackpool keeps to trap viewers and provide new attractions.

The authors additionally discover the stories provided at Disneyland and Beamish, a history park that celebrates Britain's business and social historical past. whereas either parks borrowed components from their predecessors, in addition they tailored to the longings and issues of postwar customer tradition. attractive to middle-class households, Disney supplied crowds an opportunity to delight in child-like innocence and a nostalgia for a less complicated time. At Beamish, crowds collected to discover an break out from the fragmented and hedonistic lifetime of sleek society in a reconstructed realm of the earlier the place neighborhood traditions and nature be triumphant.

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Out of Mao's Shadow: The Struggle for the Soul of a New by Philip P. Pan

By Philip P. Pan

Now in paperback, an intimate, based account of a society in turmoil: crucial ebook in a new release concerning the chinese language humans and their lengthy, heartbreaking conflict for political freedom.

Out of Mao’s Shadow bargains a startling viewpoint on China and its outstanding transformation, not easy traditional knowledge in regards to the political apathy of the chinese language humans and the idea that prosperity leads immediately to freedom. Like David Remnick’s Lenin’s Tomb, it is a relocating tale of a state in transition, of a humans coming to phrases with their earlier and suffering to take regulate in their destiny.

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