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Cultural Studies

The Cultural Geography Reader by Tim Oakes, Patricia L. Price

By Tim Oakes, Patricia L. Price

"The Cultural Geography Reader" draws together fifty-two vintage and modern abridged readings that signify the scope of the self-discipline and its key recommendations. Readings have been selected in response to their originality, accessibility and empirical concentration, permitting scholars to know the conceptual and theoretical instruments of cultural geography in the course of the grounded examine of top students within the box. all the eight sections starts off with an advent that discusses the foremost recommendations, its historical past and relation to cultural geography and connections to different disciplines and practices. Six to seven abridged booklet chapters and magazine articles, every one with their very own concentrated introductions, also are incorporated in each one part.

The clarity, large scope, and insurance of either vintage and modern items from the united states and united kingdom makes "The Cultural Geography Reader" suitable and obtainable for a wide viewers of undergraduate scholars and graduate scholars alike. It bridges different nationwide traditions within the US and united kingdom, in addition to introducing the span of vintage and modern cultural geography. In doing so, it provides the teacher and scholar with a flexible but enduring benchmark text.

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Ancient Greece: From Prehistoric to Hellenistic Times (2nd by Thomas R. Martin

By Thomas R. Martin

Publish yr note: First released in 1996 (first edition)
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In this compact but entire background of historical Greece, Thomas R. Martin brings alive Greek civilization from its Stone Age roots to the fourth century B.C. concentrating on the improvement of the Greek city-state and the society, tradition, and structure of Athens in its Golden Age, Martin integrates political, army, social, and cultural background in a e-book that may entice scholars and normal readers alike.

Now in its second edition, this vintage paintings now positive factors new maps and illustrations, a brand new creation, and updates all through.

Reviews
"A limpidly written, hugely obtainable, and accomplished historical past of Greece and its civilizations from prehistory throughout the cave in of Alexander the Great's empire. . . . A hugely readable account of historic Greece, rather priceless as an introductory or overview textual content for the coed or the overall reader."-Kirkus Reviews

"A polished and informative paintings that might be precious for basic readers and students."- Daniel Tompkins, Temple college

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Dao Companion to the Philosophy of Han Fei (Dao Companions

Han Fei, who died in 233 BC, used to be one of many basic philosophers of China’s classical period, a name nonetheless intact regardless of fresh forget. This edited quantity at the philosopher, his perspectives on politics and philosophy, and the tensions of his family members with Confucianism (which he derided) is the 1st of its sort in English.
Featuring contributions from experts in a variety of disciplines together with non secular reviews and literature, this new addition to the Dao partners to chinese language Philosophy sequence contains the newest learn. It breaks new floor with stories of Han Fei’s highbrow antecedents, and his dating as a old determine with Han Feizi, the textual content attributed to him, in addition to surveying the complete panoply of his notion. additionally it is a bankruptcy size survey of correct scholarship, either in chinese language and jap.

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Joe's Car (Thinkers) by Annabelle Dixon

By Annabelle Dixon

One within the "Thinkers" sequence for Key level 1 childrens, this identify has been written to motivate youngsters to determine complicated yet widespread occasions from a couple of viewpoints. The tales comprise thought-provoking real-life events and questions to be used either through mom and dad in addition to academics.

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The Culture of Japanese Fascism

This daring selection of essays demonstrates the need of knowing fascism in cultural phrases instead of simply or perhaps essentially when it comes to political constructions and occasions. members from historical past, literature, movie, paintings heritage, and anthropology describe a tradition of fascism in Japan within the many years previous the tip of the Asia-Pacific conflict. In so doing, they problem prior scholarship, which has usually rejected descriptions of pre-1945 Japan as fascist. The individuals clarify how a fascist ideology used to be subtle
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throughout jap tradition through literature, pop culture, movie, layout, and daily discourse. Alan Tansman’s creation locations the essays in old context and situates them relating to past scholarly inquiries into the lifestyles of fascism in Japan.

Several individuals learn how fascism was once understood within the Thirties through, for instance, influential theorists, an antifascist literary staff, and top intellectuals responding to capitalist modernization. Others discover the concept that fascism’s option to alienation and exploitation lay in efforts to decorate paintings, the place of work, and lifestyle. nonetheless others learn the conclusion of and bounds to fascist aesthetics in movie, memorial layout, structure, animal imagery, an army museum, and a countrywide exposition. members additionally check either manifestations of and resistance to fascist ideology within the paintings of popular authors together with the Nobel-prize-winning novelist and short-story author Kawabata Yasunari and the secret writers Edogawa Ranpo and Hamao Shirō. within the paintings of those ultimate , the tropes of sexual perversity and paranoia open a brand new standpoint on fascist tradition. This quantity makes jap fascism on hand as a severe element of comparability for students of fascism around the globe. The concluding essay versions such paintings via evaluating Spanish and jap fascisms.

Contributors. Noriko Aso, Michael Baskett, Kim Brandt, Nina Cornyetz, Kevin M. Doak, James Dorsey, Aaron Gerow, Harry Harootunian, Marilyn Ivy, Angus Lockyer, Jim Reichert, Jonathan Reynolds, Ellen Schattschneider, Aaron Skabelund, Akiko Takenaka, Alan Tansman, Richard Torrance, Keith Vincent, Alejandro Yarza

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Cinephilia: Movies, Love and Memory (Film Culture in by Marijke de Valck, Malte Hagener

By Marijke de Valck, Malte Hagener

They obsess over the nuances of a Douglas Sirk or Ingmar Bergman movie; they enjoy books akin to François Truffaut's Hitchcock; they fortunately sign up for the Sundance Channel—they are the infrequent breed referred to as cinephiles. although a lot has been made from the vintage period of cinephilia from the Nineteen Fifties to the Nineteen Seventies, Cinephilia records the newest iteration of cinephiles and their use of recent applied sciences. With the appearance of domestic theaters, electronic recording units, on-line movie groups, cinephiles this day pursue their commitment to movie outdoor of institutional settings. an intensive new historical past of movie tradition, Cinephilia breaks new floor for college students and students alike.

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Built for Success: The Story of CNN by Sara Gilbert

By Sara Gilbert

Amazon.com. fb. FedEx. CNN. they're names well-known world wide this day, yet simply how did those businesses develop into international giants? Built for Success now spotlights sixteen flourishing organisations and introduces the leaders who guided them to prominence. each one name surveys the featured company's entire historical past, analyzing its triumphs and screw ups, items and strategies, and the effect it has had at the lives of individuals worldwide.

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Verwisch die Spuren! Bertolt Brecht's Work and Legacy: A

This quantity provides a cross-section of present Brecht reviews, reflecting various methods and views starting from specific exegesis of specific texts to cultural feedback within the broadest feel. It offers analyses of Brecht's paintings and investigates his pervasive impression in twentieth century literature. The experiences gathered right here hide the complete of Brecht's profession, from the early one-acter Kleinbürgerhochzeit of 1919 to the Sinn und shape years instantly previous his demise, in addition to his use of culture and his legacy. in terms of redressing a bent in Brecht reception to treat him commonly as a dramatist, the quantity covers novels, poetry, movie, images, journalism and thought in addition to performs.

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The Dream Life: Movies, Media, and the Mythology of the by J. Hoberman

By J. Hoberman

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In what the hot York Times' A.O. Scott known as a "suave, scholarly travel de force," J. Hoberman can provide an excellent and witty examine the last decade while politics and dad tradition grew to become one. This used to be the period of the Missile hole and the gap Race, the Black and Sexual Revolutions, the Vietnam warfare and Watergate - in addition to the tele-saturation of the yankee marketplace and the arrival of father artwork. In "elegant, epigrammatic prose," as Scott positioned it, Hoberman strikes from the political histories of flicks to the theatre of wars, nationwide political campaigns, and pa tradition occasions. With pleasing reinterpretations of key Hollywood videos (such as Bonnie and Clyde, The Wild Bunch, and Shampoo), and meditations on personages from Che Guevara, John Wayne, and Patty Hearst to Jane Fonda, Ronald Reagan, and soiled Harry, Hoberman reconstructs the hidden political heritage of Sixties cinema and the formation of America's mass-mediated politics.

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