History

Time Passages 1989

Author: N.A

Publisher: Stewart House

ISBN: 9781894455497

Category: History

Page: 28

View: 6492

Everyone has a special year, whether it be the year they were born or the year when a special event took place that affected their lives. Time Passages has created a book for each year from 1940 to 1998, listing in chronological calendar format, events which occurred during that year. Sports, politics, world events, TV, movies, pricing, fashion and nostalgia are all documented in full color.
Art

Microphone Fiends

Youth Music and Youth Culture

Author: Tricia Rose,Andrew Ross

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135208417

Category: Art

Page: 288

View: 8327

Microphone Fiends, a collection of original essays and interviews, brings together some of the best known scholars, critics, journalists and performers to focus on the contemporary scene. It includes theoretical discussions of musical history along with social commentaries about genres like disco, metal and rap music, and case histories of specific movements like the Riot Grrls, funk clubbing in Rio de Janeiro, and the British rave scene.
History

Time Passages 1989

Author: N.A

Publisher: Stewart House

ISBN: 9781894455497

Category: History

Page: 28

View: 348

Everyone has a special year, whether it be the year they were born or the year when a special event took place that affected their lives. Time Passages has created a book for each year from 1940 to 1998, listing in chronological calendar format, events which occurred during that year. Sports, politics, world events, TV, movies, pricing, fashion and nostalgia are all documented in full color.
Music

Dangerous crossroads

popular music, postmodernism, and the poetics of place

Author: George Lipsitz

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 9781859840351

Category: Music

Page: 192

View: 6200

An intelligent survey of world music's inter-cultural fusions. In a wild tour across the globe, touching down in Havana, Port-au-Prince, Kingston, Budapest, Paris, London, New York, Los Angeles and Tokyo, George Lipsitz explores the fusion of immigrant and mainstream cultures displayed in world music, including rap, jazz, reggae, zouk, bhangra, juju, swamp pop, and Puerto Rican bugalu and Chicago punk.
Performing Arts

Reality TV

Remaking Television Culture

Author: Susan Murray,Laurie Ouellette

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814764275

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 352

View: 7391

Survivor. The Bachelor. Extreme Makeover. Big Brother. Joe Millionaire. American Idol. The Osbournes. It is virtually impossible to turn on a television without coming across some sort of reality programming. Yet, while this genre has rapidly moved from the fringes of television culture to its lucrative core, critical attention has not kept pace. Beginning by unearthing its historical roots in early reality shows like Candid Camera and wending its way through An American Family, Cops, and The Real World to the most recent crop of reality programs, Reality TV is the first book to address the economic, visual, cultural, and audience dimensions of reality television. The essays provide a complex and comprehensive picture of how and why this genre emerged, what it means, how it differs from earlier television programming, and how it engages societies, industries, and individuals. Topics range from the construction of televisual "reality" to the changing face of criminal violence on TV, to issues of surveillance, taste, and social control. By spanning reality television's origins in the late 1940s to its current overwhelming popularity, Reality TV demonstrates both the tenacity of the format and its enduring ability to speak to our changing political and social desires and anxieties. Contributors include: Nick Couldry, Mary Beth Haralovich, John Hartley, Chuck Kleinhans, Derek Kompare, Jon Kraszewski, Kathleen LeBesco, Justin Lewis, Ted Magder, Jennifer Maher, Anna McCarthy, Rick Morris, Chad Raphael, Elayne Rapping, Jeffrey Sconce, Michael W. Trosset, Pamela Wilson.
Fiction

Die Jahre

Author: Annie Ernaux

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518758632

Category: Fiction

Page: 255

View: 8830

»Das Schwarz-Weiß-Foto eines Mädchens in dunklem Badeanzug auf einem Kieselstrand. Im Hintergrund eine Steilküste. Sie sitzt auf einem flachen Stein, die kräftigen Beine ausgestreckt, die Arme auf den Felsen gestützt, die Augen geschlossen, den Kopf leicht zur Seite geneigt. Sie lächelt. Ein dicker brauner Zopf fällt ihr über die Schulter, der andere verschwindet hinter ihrem Rücken. Offensichtlich imitiert sie die Pose der Filmstars aus Cinémonde oder aus der Werbung für Ambre-Solaire-Sonnenmilch und will so ihrem demütigend unreifen Kleinmädchenkörper entfliehen. Auf ihren Schenkeln und Oberarmen zeichnet sich der helle Abdruck eines Kleides ab, ein Hinweis darauf, dass ein Ausflug ans Meer für dieses Kind eine Seltenheit ist. Der Strand ist menschenleer. Auf der Rückseite: August 1949, Sotteville-sur-Mer.« Kindheit in der Nachkriegszeit, Algerienkrise, die Karriere an der Universität, das Schreiben, eine prekäre Ehe, die Mutterschaft, de Gaulle, das Jahr 1968, Krankheiten und Verluste, die so genannte Emanzipation der Frau, Frankreich unter Mitterrand, die Folgen der Globalisierung, die uneingelösten Verheißungen der Nullerjahre, das eigene Altern. Anhand von Fotografien, Erinnerungen und Aufzeichnungen, von Wörtern, Melodien und Gegenständen vergegenwärtigt Annie Ernaux die Jahre, die vergangen sind. Und dabei schreibt sie ihr Leben – unser Leben, das Leben – in eine völlig neuartige Erzählform ein, in eine kollektive, »unpersönliche Autobiographie«. Geschichte ihrer selbst, Gesellschaftsporträt, universelle Chronik: Annie Ernaux hat ein melancholisches Meisterwerk der Gedächtnisliteratur geschrieben und einen schillernden roman total.
Business & Economics

Advertising on Trial

Consumer Activism and Corporate Public Relations in the 1930s

Author: Inger L. Stole

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252030591

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 290

View: 688

It hasn't occurred to even the harshest critics of advertising since the1930s to regulate advertising as extensively as its earliest opponentsalmost succeeded in doing. Met with fierce political opposition fromorganized consumer movements when it emerged, modern advertisingwas viewed as propaganda that undermined the ability of consumers tolive in a healthy civic environment. In Advertising on Trial, Inger L. Stoleexamines how these consumer activists sought to limit the influence ofcorporate powers by rallying popular support to moderate and transformadvertising. She weaves their story together through the extensive useof primary sources, including archival research done with consumer andtrade group records, as well as trade journals and a thoroughengagement with the existing literature.
History

Continuity and Change, 1940-1965

History of Wisconsin

Author: William F. Thompson

Publisher: Wisconsin Historical Society

ISBN: 0870206338

Category: History

Page: 856

View: 2350

The sixth and final volume in the History of Wisconsin series examines the period from 1940-1965, in which state and nation struggled to maintain balance and traditions. Some of the major developments analyzed in this volume include: coping with three wars, racial and societal conflict, technological innovation, population shifts to and from cities and suburbs, and accompanying stress in politics, government, and society as a whole. Using dozens of photographs to visually illustrate this period in the state's history, this volume upholds the high standards set forth in the previous volumes.
History

Radio Goes to War

The Cultural Politics of Propaganda During World War II

Author: Gerd Horten

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520240618

Category: History

Page: 232

View: 9342

"By focusing on the medium of radio during World War II, Horten has provided us with a window into an important change in radio broadcasting that has previously been ignored by historians. The depth of research, the book's contribution to our understanding of radio and the war make Radio Goes to War an outstanding work."—Lary May, author of The Big Tomorrow: Hollywood and the Politics of the American Way "Radio broadcasting, and its impact on American life, still remains a neglected area of our national history. Radio Goes to War demonstrates conclusively how short-sighted that omission is. As we enter what is sure to be another era of contested claims of government control over freedom of speech, the controversies and compromises of wartime broadcasting sixty years ago provide an ominous example of difficult decisions to be made in the future. The alliance of big business, advertising, and wartime propaganda that Horten so convincingly illuminates takes on a heightened significance, especially as this relationship has tightened in the last several decades. When radio and television go to war again, will they follow the same course? This is cautionary reading for our new century."—Michele Hilmes, author of Radio Voices: American Broadcasting 1922-1952
Family & Relationships

New Passages

Mapping Your Life Across Time

Author: Gail Sheehy

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 0345404459

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 498

View: 9560

Explores radical changes that occur at every stage in one's life, describes the Second Adulthood that takes place during middle age, and explains how to make the most of this time of life
American literature

Books in Print

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

View: 8793

Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.
Religion

Modernist Islam, 1840-1940

A Sourcebook

Author: Charles Kurzman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199882509

Category: Religion

Page: 408

View: 6419

Modernist Islam was a major intellectual current in the Muslim world during the 19th and 20th centuries. Proponents of this movement typically believed that it was not only possible but imperative to show how "modern" values and institutions could be reconciled with authentically Islamic ideals. This sourcebook brings together a broad range of writings on modernist Islam from across the Muslim world. It makes available for the first time in English the writings of many of the activists and intellectuals who made up the early modernist Islamic movement. Charles Kurzman and a team of section editors, each specializing in a different region of the Islamic world, have assembled, translated, and annotated the work of the most important of these figures. With the publication of this volume, an English-speaking audience will have wider access to the literature of modernist Islam than did the makers of the movement themselves.
Biography & Autobiography

Das Jahrzehnt des Unheils

meine Erlebnisse und Erfahrungen in Deutschland und Europa 1930-1940

Author: William Lawrence Shirer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 479

View: 8390

Social Science

Rhythms of Race

Cuban Musicians and the Making of Latino New York City and Miami, 1940-1960

Author: Christina D. Abreu

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469620855

Category: Social Science

Page: 322

View: 6916

Among the nearly 90,000 Cubans who settled in New York City and Miami in the 1940s and 1950s were numerous musicians and entertainers, black and white, who did more than fill dance halls with the rhythms of the rumba, mambo, and cha cha cha. In her history of music and race in midcentury America, Christina D. Abreu argues that these musicians, through their work in music festivals, nightclubs, social clubs, and television and film productions, played central roles in the development of Cuban, Afro-Cuban, Latino, and Afro-Latino identities and communities. Abreu draws from previously untapped oral histories, cultural materials, and Spanish-language media to uncover the lives and broader social and cultural significance of these vibrant performers. Keeping in view the wider context of the domestic and international entertainment industries, Abreu underscores how the racially diverse musicians in her study were also migrants and laborers. Her focus on the Cuban presence in New York City and Miami before the Cuban Revolution of 1959 offers a much needed critique of the post-1959 bias in Cuban American studies as well as insights into important connections between Cuban migration and other twentieth-century Latino migrations.
Social Science

Cultural Resistance Reader

Author: Stephen Duncombe

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 9781859843796

Category: Social Science

Page: 447

View: 2952

From the Diggers seizing St. George Hill in 1649 to Hacktivists staging virtual sit-ins in the 21st century, from the retributive fantasies of Robin Hoods to those of gangsta rappers, culture has long been used as a political weapon. This expansive and carefully crafted reader brings together many of the classic texts that help to define culture as a tool of resistance. With illuminating introductions throughout, it presents a range of theoretical and historical writings that have influenced contemporary debate, providing tools for the reader's own interventions. In these pages can be found the work of Karl Marx, Matthew Arnold, Antonio Gramsci, C.L.R. James, Bertolt Brecht, Walter Benjamin, Theodor Adorno, Virginia Woolf, Mikhail Bakhtin, Stuart Hall, Christopher Hill, Janice Radway, Eric Hobsbawm, Abbie Hoffman, Mahatma Gandhi, Dick Hebdige, Hakim Bey, Raymond Williams, Robin Kelley, Tom Frank and more than a dozen others, including a number of new activists/authors published here for the first time.
History

The Possessive Investment in Whiteness

How White People Profit from Identity Politics, Revised and Expanded Edition

Author: George Lipsitz

Publisher: Temple University Press

ISBN: 1592134955

Category: History

Page: 312

View: 1898

A widely influential book--revised to reveal racial privilege at work in the 21st century.
History

Visions of Belonging

Family Stories, Popular Culture, and Postwar Democracy, 1940-1960

Author: Judith E. Smith

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 023150926X

Category: History

Page: 480

View: 7543

Visions of Belonging explores how beloved and still-remembered family stories—A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, I Remember Mama, Gentleman's Agreement, Death of a Salesman, Marty, and A Raisin in the Sun—entered the popular imagination and shaped collective dreams in the postwar years and into the 1950s. These stories helped define widely shared conceptions of who counted as representative Americans and who could be recognized as belonging. The book listens in as white and black authors and directors, readers and viewers reveal divergent, emotionally textured, and politically charged social visions. Their diverse perspectives provide a point of entry into an extraordinary time when the possibilities for social transformation seemed boundless. But changes were also fiercely contested, especially as the war's culture of unity receded in the resurgence of cold war anticommunism, and demands for racial equality were met with intensifying white resistance. Judith E. Smith traces the cultural trajectory of these family stories, as they circulated widely in bestselling paperbacks, hit movies, and popular drama on stage, radio, and television. Visions of Belonging provides unusually close access to a vibrant conversation among white and black Americans about the boundaries between public life and family matters and the meanings of race and ethnicity. Would the new appearance of white working class ethnic characters expand Americans'understanding of democracy? Would these stories challenge the color line? How could these stories simultaneously show that black families belonged to the larger "family" of the nation while also representing the forms of danger and discriminations that excluded them from full citizenship? In the 1940s, war-driven challenges to racial and ethnic borderlines encouraged hesitant trespass against older notions of "normal." But by the end of the 1950s, the cold war cultural atmosphere discouraged probing of racial and social inequality and ultimately turned family stories into a comforting retreat from politics. The book crosses disciplinary boundaries, suggesting a novel method for cultural history by probing the social history of literary, dramatic, and cinematic texts. Smith's innovative use of archival research sets authorial intent next to audience reception to show how both contribute to shaping the contested meanings of American belonging.
Fiction

Madame Hemingway

Roman

Author: Paula McLain

Publisher: Aufbau Digital

ISBN: 384120306X

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 7927

Chicago 1920: Hadley Richardson hat die Liebe und das Glück bereits aufgegeben, als sie Ernest Hemingway trifft und sofort von seinem guten Aussehen, seiner Gefühlstiefe und seiner Kunst, mit Worten zu verführen, angezogen wird. Die beiden heiraten und gehen nach Paris, wo sie Teil einer schillernden Gruppe Amerikaner werden, unter ihnen Gertrude Stein, Ezra Pound und die Fitzgeralds. Doch im Paris der goldenen 20er – fiebrig, glamourös, verwegen – lassen sich Familie und Treue kaum aufrechterhalten. Während Hadley, inzwischen Mutter, mit Eifersucht und Selbstzweifeln ringt und Ernests literarische Arbeit allmählich Früchte trägt, wird das Paar mit einer Enttäuschung konfrontiert, die das Ende all dessen bedeutet, was es gemeinsam erträumt hatte...