My Marvelous, Super Story Book

Author: The CheezeBoy

Publisher: AuthorHouse


Category: Fiction

Page: 152

View: 830

This book is my 8th book. I wrote it in 2018 & 2019. I wrote it during my 2 terms at Vernon College, studying Creative Writing. I wrote Wheeler McCheeze's for my Nephew. That story kept me awake at night. New customers woke me up in the night. The 1st 4 stories I added in 2020. I wrote them when I was in the Cub Scouts, when I was 10. My Leader Akela returned them, after 30 years. The biographical stories were from pictures my tutor gave me to create characters. The 16th story is about My Life.

"They Thought it was a Marvel"

Author: Tjitte de Vries

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press


Category: Art

Page: 576

View: 747

Was 1906 the year of birth of animation pictures? Or 1908? Was France the place of birth, or was it the United States? --

Rethinking the Russo-Japanese War, 1904-5


Publisher: Global Oriental


Category: History

Page: 384

View: 107

This volume brings together a set of original essays by Japanese, Korean and Chinese scholars, together with analyses by Russian, US and European specialists, thereby reflecting the multinational mix of contemporary influences forming the international vortex of the war.
Political Science

Worth Fighting For

Author: Lara Campbell

Publisher: Between the Lines


Category: Political Science

Page: 336

View: 999

Historians, veterans, museums, and public education campaigns have all documented and commemorated the experience of Canadians in times of war. But Canada also has a long, rich, and important historical tradition of resistance to both war and militarization. This collection brings together the work of sixteen scholars on the history of war resistance. Together they explore resistance to specific wars (including the South African War, the First and Second World Wars, and Vietnam), the ideology and nature of resistance (national, ethical, political, spiritual), and organized activism against militarization (such as cadet training, the Cold War, and nuclear arms). As the federal government continues to support the commemoration and celebration of Canada’s participation in past wars, this collection offers a timely response that explores the complexity of Canada’s position in times of war and the role of social movements in challenging the militarization of Canadian society.

Voicing Girlhood in Popular Music

Author: Jacqueline Warwick

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Music

Page: 310

View: 429

This interdisciplinary volume explores the girl’s voice and the construction of girlhood in contemporary popular music, visiting girls as musicians, activists, and performers through topics that range from female vocal development during adolescence to girls’ online media culture. While girls’ voices are more prominent than ever in popular music culture, the specific sonic character of the young female voice is routinely denied authority. Decades old clichés of girls as frivolous, silly, and deserving of contempt prevail in mainstream popular image and sound. Nevertheless, girls find ways to raise their voices and make themselves heard. This volume explores the contemporary girl’s voice to illuminate the way ideals of girlhood are historically specific, and the way adults frame and construct girlhood to both valorize and vilify girls and women. Interrogating popular music, childhood, and gender, it analyzes the history of the all-girl band from the Runaways to the present; the changing anatomy of a girl’s voice throughout adolescence; girl’s participatory culture via youtube and rock camps, and representations of the girl’s voice in other media like audiobooks, film, and television. Essays consider girl performers like Jackie Evancho and Lorde, and all-girl bands like Sleater Kinney, The Slits and Warpaint, as well as performative 'girlishness' in the voices of female vocalists like Joni Mitchell, Beyoncé, Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift, Kathleen Hanna, and Rebecca Black. Participating in girl studies within and beyond the field of music, this book unites scholarly perspectives from disciplines such as musicology, ethnomusicology, comparative literature, women’s and gender studies, media studies, and education to investigate the importance of girls’ voices in popular music, and to help unravel the complexities bound up in music and girlhood in the contemporary contexts of North America and the United Kingdom.
Comics & Graphic Novels

Wars in Toyland

Author: Joe Harris

Publisher: Oni Press


Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 104

View: 986

Toyland was once a place of wonder and beauty, at least until the teddy dictator Roxbury took over. After Matthew's brother and playmate, Alex, disappears, Matthew finds himself carried into Toyland by his own loyal toy soldiers. Matthew soon learns that Alex has been here, too, held captive by Roxbury. Leading an attack on the teddy bear's fortress, Matthew never considers that his brother might be beyond saving.
Business & Economics

Creative Industries

Author: Richard E. Caves

Publisher: Harvard University Press


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 472

View: 394

"To explain the logic of these arrangements, the author draws on the analytical resources of industrial economics and the theory of contracts. He addresses the winner-take-all character of many creative activities that brings wealth and renown to some artists while dooming others to frustration; why the "option" form of contract is so prevalent; and why even savvy producers get sucked into making "ten-ton turkeys," such as Heaven's Gate."--BOOK JACKET.

Holiday World & Splashin' Safari

Author: Jim Futrell

Publisher: Indiana University Press


Category: History

Page: 200

View: 744

America's first theme park, Holiday World & Splashin' Safari, is one of the largest family-owned and -operated independent parks in the United States, and its success is no accident. From moving Interstate 64 closer to the small town to introducing free unlimited soft drinks, four generations of the Koch family have amplified the legacy of this iconic Indiana attraction. Holiday World & Splashin' Safari celebrates the history of the Koch family and Santa Jim Yellig; the origins of Santa Claus, Indiana; and the early years of Santa Claus Land. The story continues with the expansion from Santa Claus Land to Holiday World, the addition of the park's famous trio of top-ranked wooden roller coasters, and the development of Splashin' Safari Water Park, ranked one of the top water parks in the country. For three-quarters of a century, the Koch family has launched the park into worldwide renown and national recognition. Featuring over 100 color illustrations, Holiday World & Splashin' Safari relives this joyous past while looking forward to the thrills fans can expect in the next 75 years.

Restaging War in the Western World

Author: M. Abbenhuis

Publisher: Springer


Category: History

Page: 231

View: 161

This collection seeks to move noncombatant perspectives to center stage, acknowledging their importance, destabilizing the primacy of the combatant, and explaining or undermining the staging of warfare as a singular and acontextual production.