Category Archives: Popular Culture

British Invasion: The Crosscurrents of Musical Influence by Simon Philo

| February 24, 2017 | admin | 0

By Simon Philo

Before The Beatles landed on American seashores in February 1964 simply British acts had crowned the Billboard singles chart. within the first area of 1964, besides the fact that, the Beatles on my own accounted for sixty percentage of all recorded track bought within the usa; in 1964 and 1965 British acts occupied the #1 place for fifty two of the 104 weeks; and from 1964 via to 1970, the Rolling Stones, Herman’s Hermits, the Dave Clark 5, the Animals, the Kinks, the Hollies, the Yardbirds and the Who put multiple hundred and thirty songs at the American most sensible 40.

In The British Invasion: The Crosscurrents of Musical Influence, Simon Philo illustrates how this outstanding occasion in cultural heritage disrupted or even reversed pop culture’s movement of effect, items, and ideas—orchestrating a dramatic turn-around within the advertisement fortunes of British pop in North the United States that became the Sixties into “The Sixties.” concentrating on key works and performers, The British Invasion tracks the adventure of this musical phenomenon from peripheral irrelevance via unique novelty into the guts of mainstream rock. all through, Philo explores how and why British track from the interval got here to accomplish such remarkable heights of business, inventive, and cultural dominance.

The British Invasion: The Crosscurrents of Musical Influence will attract lovers, scholars and students of renowned song history—indeed an individual drawn to knowing the attention-grabbing courting among well known track and tradition.

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Embattled Memories: Contested Meanings in Korean War by Suhi Choi

| February 24, 2017 | admin | 0

By Suhi Choi

The Korean battle has been known as the “forgotten war,” now not as studied as global struggle II or Vietnam. Choi examines the collective reminiscence of the Korean struggle via 5 discrete reminiscence websites within the usa and South Korea, together with the PBS documentary Battle for Korea, the Korean warfare Memorial in Salt Lake urban, and the statue of common Douglas MacArthur in Incheon, South Korea. She contends that those websites are usually not static; relatively, they're lively locations the place countermemories of the struggle conflict with the reliable state-sanctioned remembrance. via energetic and compelling research of those reminiscence websites, which come with differing debts of the No Gun Ri massacre--contemporaneous journalism and oral histories by way of survivors--Choi indicates varied narratives of the Korean battle competing for dominance in acts of remembering. Embattled Memories is a crucial interdisciplinary paintings in fields, reminiscence experiences and public historical past, from an understudied viewpoint, that of witnesses to the Korean War.

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Comfort Food: Meanings and Memories by Michael Owen Jones,Lucy M. Long

| February 24, 2017 | admin | 0

By Michael Owen Jones,Lucy M. Long

With contributions by:

Barbara Banks, Sheila Bock, Susan Eleuterio, Jillian Gould, Phillis Humphries, Michael Owen Jones, Alicia Kristen, William G. Lockwood, Yvonne R. Lockwood, Lucy M. lengthy, LuAnne Roth, Rachelle H. Saltzman, Charlene Smith, Annie Tucker, and Diane Tye

Comfort Food explores this idea with examples taken from Atlantic Canadians, Indonesians, the English in Britain, and numerous ethnic, local, and spiritual populations in addition to rural and concrete citizens within the usa. This quantity comprises reviews of specific edibles and the ways that they convenience or in a few situations reason soreness. The individuals specialise in goods starting from bologna to chocolate, together with candy and savory puddings, fried bread with an egg within the heart, dairy items, fried rice, cafeteria fare, sugary fried dough, soul nutrition, and others.

Several essays ponder convenience nutrition within the context of cookbooks, motion pictures, blogs, literature, advertising, and tourism. in fact what heartens one individual may possibly do away with one other, so the gathering additionally contains takes on victuals that end up complex. All this fare is then concerning identification, relations, group, nationality, ethnicity, category, experience of position, culture, pressure, well-being, pain, guilt, betrayal, and loss, contributing to and deepening our figuring out of convenience food.

This booklet bargains a beginning for additional appreciation of convenience nutrition. As a subject matter of research, the relaxation nutrition is correct to a few disciplines, most manifestly nutrients experiences, folkloristics, and anthropology, but in addition American reviews, cultural experiences, international and foreign stories, tourism, advertising, and public health.

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Psychology of Entertainment (Routledge Communication Series) by Jennings Bryant,Peter Vorderer

| February 24, 2017 | admin | 0

By Jennings Bryant,Peter Vorderer

As leisure turns into a trillion-dollar-a-year around the globe, as our sleek period more and more lives as much as its label of the "entertainment age," and as economists start to realize that leisure has develop into the driver of the hot international economic system, it truly is secure to assert that students are starting to take leisure heavily. The scholarly spin on leisure has been manifested in conventional methods, in addition to leading edge ones. Representing the present nation of thought and learn, Psychology of Entertainment supplies to be the main finished and updated quantity on leisure. It serves to outline the recent quarter of research and offers a theoretical spin for destiny paintings within the area.

Divided into 3 uncomplicated elements, this book:
*addresses the basic mechanisms and procedures curious about orienting to and choosing leisure fare, in addition to receiving and processing it;
*explores the mechanisms and strategies wherein we're entertained through the media messages we decide on and obtain; and
*provides a chance for the appliance of well-established in addition to rising mental and psychobiological theories to be utilized to the learn of leisure in ways in which seldom were applied previously.

Psychology of Entertainment will entice students, researchers, and graduate scholars in media reviews and mass verbal exchange, psychology, advertising, and different parts contributing to the leisure reports area.

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Encyclopedia of Urban Legends, 2nd Edition [2 volumes] by Jan Brunvand

| February 24, 2017 | admin | 0

By Jan Brunvand

This revised variation of the unique reference general for city legends offers an up-to-date anthology of universal myths and tales, and provides improved assurance of overseas legends and stories shared and popularized online.

• nearly three hundred person entries for particular city legends

• An creation offers a short heritage of city legend research

• a particular bibliography and reference citations

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The Words and Music of Ice Cube (The Praeger by Gail Hilson Woldu

| February 24, 2017 | admin | 0

By Gail Hilson Woldu

Ice dice is among the such a lot influential figures within the heritage of rap and hip-hop. top identified for the vitriol of his indignant black guy recordings of the past due Eighties and mid Nineties, Ice dice epitomizes the style sometimes called gangsta rap. a lot of his track from those years is concentrated at the nerve-racking realities of existence in black city ghettos, and for that reason it chronicles such complicated and debatable concerns as racial stereotypes, road gangs, racial profiling, black on black crime, teenager being pregnant, absentee fathers, and male-female relationships. His recordings with NWA are noteworthy for his or her sardonic humor in discussing dire concerns. The group's landmark CD Straight Outta Compton (1988) is a palette of city woes stated in competitive and adversarial road vernacular, whereas Ice Cube's recordings of the Nineties now characterize paradigms of the gangsta style.

The first 3 chapters of The phrases and tune of Ice Cube discover Ice Cube's recordings among 1988 and 1996 and situate Ice dice within the context of different rappers of this period-most particularly Public Enemy, Ice-T, Tupac, Biggie, and Snoop Dogg-whose tune additionally chronicled explosive concerns in city ghettos. The fourth bankruptcy considers Ice Cube's profession in movie, starting with a dialogue of his functionality in Boyz n the Hood and finishing with a glance at his latest movies, Barber store, Barber store II, Are We There Yet? And Are We performed Yet? The 5th and ultimate bankruptcy seems again over all of Ice Cube's paintings to this point and considers his impression and his legacy in track and pop culture at huge. .

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Niklas Luhmann: Education as a Social System (SpringerBriefs by Claudio Baraldi,Giancarlo Corsi

| February 24, 2017 | admin | 0

By Claudio Baraldi,Giancarlo Corsi

This ebook presents an perception into the information of 1 of the world’s maximum sociologists: Niklas Luhmann. It explains, in transparent and concise language, the elemental suggestions of Social structures conception and their software to the explicit case of the schooling method, which used to be thought of by means of Luhmann as a main subsystem of contemporary society. It illustrates  the complicated and complicated considering that characterises Luhmann’s paintings and explains that Luhmann’s concept has given a big and unique contribution to the learn of schooling from a sociological viewpoint. His contribution has a few resonance in contemporary social constructionist and relational methods to schooling, in addition to in reviews of academic interplay. furthermore, learn methodologies, particularly combined equipment recommendations, draw seriously on epistemological concerns. The ebook eventually argues that educationists can get pleasure from the level of Luhmann’s contribution to the sphere of schooling, even if their standpoint can't be absolutely harmonised with, nor lowered to, the sociological one. This divergence of views can stimulate pedagogy to name into query its conceptual framework besides its method of social events within the classroom.

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Popular Culture in Modern France: A Study of Cultural by Brian Rigby

| February 24, 2017 | admin | 0

By Brian Rigby

`Culture' is likely one of the most often used phrases within the French vocabulary. It sells not just books, newspapers and magazines but in addition shopper items and political events. yet what are the meanings of `culture populaire'? What have the French understood through it, and what's its history?
Brian Rigby's vigorous and cogent examine strains altering notions of pop culture in France, from 1936 - the 12 months of the preferred entrance - to the current day. Asking why `culture' has turn into this type of fiercely contested time period, Rigby considers the paintings of the key French theorists, together with Barthes, Bourdieu and Baudrillard.

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Re-crafting Rationalization: Enchanted Science and Mundane by Dr Locke Simon

| February 24, 2017 | admin | 0

By Dr Locke Simon

Sex paintings experiences have obvious a variety in guides during the last decade, drawing jointly disciplines from around the social sciences, specifically sociology, criminology and social coverage. There has, besides the fact that, been an inclination for learn and writing to target the extra noticeable point of the intercourse - the obvious components of lady highway prostitution and people good points which are a magnet for media awareness similar to the criminalised features of the intercourse trade.

The intercourse is varied when it comes to its service provider, presentation, members and the way it's positioned within the broader context of globalisation and legislation; there's a desire for courses which reveal this breadth. This ebook makes a good contribution to the sociology of intercourse paintings via advancing theoretical, coverage, methodological and empirical principles as each one bankruptcy pushes the limits of a selected quarter by way of providing new and important examine in addition to commentary.

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Bodies in Code: Interfaces with Digital Media by Mark B. N. Hansen

| February 24, 2017 | admin | 0

By Mark B. N. Hansen

Bodies in Code explores how bodies event and adapt to electronic environments. Cyberculture theorists have tended to miss organic truth whilst conversing approximately digital fact, and Mark B. N. Hansen's publication exhibits what they have been lacking. our on-line world is anchored within the physique, he argues, and it is the body--not high-tech computing device graphics--that permits somebody to suppose like they're fairly "moving" via digital truth. after all those digital reports also are profoundly affecting our very knowing of what it skill to dwell as embodied beings.

Hansen attracts upon contemporary paintings in visible tradition, cognitive technology, and new media reviews, in addition to examples of special effects, web content, and new media artwork, to teach how bodies are in many ways already changing into virtual.

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