Anti-Italianism: Essays on a Prejudice (Italian and Italian by William J. Connell,Fred Gardaphé

By William J. Connell,Fred Gardaphé

there was a strange reluctance at the a part of historians of the Italian American adventure to confront the discrimination confronted via Italians and american citizens of Italian ancestry. This quantity is a daring test by means of an esteemed crew of students and writers to debate the query overtly via charting the historic and cultural barriers of stereotypes, prejudice, and assimilation. members supply a continual sequence of cultural encounters and stories in tv, literature, and movie that deserve the eye of someone attracted to the bigger issues of yankee history.

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The Words and Music of Melissa Etheridge (The Praeger by James Perone

By James Perone

For 1 / 4 century, Melissa Etheridge has been essentially the most iconic and prolific girl rock musicians. This booklet seriously examines this songwriter's portrayal of common human feelings and reports opposed to the context of her life.

• presents serious research of the songs and recordings of iconic American singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge

• comprises an annotated bibliography of books and articles approximately Melissa Etheridge and a discography of her albums to facilitate extra research

• Analyzes the importance of Melissa Etheridge's paintings in the LGBT community

• Identifies the gender-free nature of Melissa Etheridge's lyrics that enabled her to accomplish nice attractiveness with basic audiences

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Lincoln before Lincoln: Early Cinematic Adaptations of the by Brian J. Snee

By Brian J. Snee

Remembered because the Savior of the Union, Abraham Lincoln is certainly one of America's such a lot respected presidents. there were tens of millions of books released approximately him seeing that his demise, yet he has proved to be an incredibly daunting topic for filmmakers. regardless of a wealth of biographical fabric, particularly few full-length movies have taken the fellow and his lifestyles as a main topic. during this particular learn, Brian J. Snee offers a sweeping evaluate of the cinematic representations of the 16th president from the silent period as much as Steven Spielberg's Lincoln (2012) -- a movie which, he argues, marks a seismic shift within the method Hollywood provides the nice Emancipator on-screen.

Snee makes a speciality of six of the most well-liked and influential videos and television miniseries of the 20th century to handle the lifetime of Abraham Lincoln -- The beginning of a Nation (1915), Abraham Lincoln (1930), Young Mr. Lincoln (1939), Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1940), Sandburg's Lincoln (1974--1976), and Gore Vidal's Lincoln (1988). Snee examines how each one paintings has contributed to public reminiscence of the president, addressing problems with construction, textual building, and viewers reception, in addition to their modern ancient contexts and underlying cultural theory.

The absence of video and different recording know-how in the course of Lincoln's lifetime ceaselessly shrouds his mannerisms, notion procedures, and interactions together with his friends and advisers. That guy, Snee argues, is misplaced to heritage. This interesting booklet deals a revealing and groundbreaking evaluate of the way Hollywood has imagined and reimagined America's maximum president on-screen, contributing to the preferred picture and fantasy of the mythical man.

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Cached: Decoding the Internet in Global Popular Culture by Stephanie Ricker Schulte

By Stephanie Ricker Schulte

“This is the main culturally refined historical past of the net but written. We can’t make experience of what the net capability in our lives with out examining Schulte’s based account of what the web has intended at quite a few issues long ago 30 years.”
—Siva Vaidhyanathan, Chair of the dept of Media reviews on the college of Virginia
 
In the Nineteen Eighties and Nineties, the web grew to become an immense participant within the international economic system and a progressive component to way of life for far of the USA and the area. It provided clients new how you can relate to each other, to percentage their lives, and to spend their time—shopping, operating, studying, or even taking political or social motion. Policymakers and information media attempted—and usually struggled—to make feel of the emergence and growth of this new know-how. They imagined the web in conflicting phrases: as a toy for youths, a countrywide safety probability, a brand new democratic frontier, a data superhighway, a digital truth, and a framework for selling globalization and revolution.
 
Schulte keeps that contested strategies had fabric outcomes and assisted in shaping not only our feel of the web, however the improvement of the know-how itself. Cached focuses on how humans think and relate to know-how, delving into the political and cultural debates that produced the net as a center expertise in a position to revise economics, politics, and tradition, in addition to to change lived event. Schulte illustrates the conflicting and oblique ways that tradition and coverage mixed to supply this transformative technology.
 

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“In Case Atom Bombs Fall”: An Anthology of Governmental by Michael Scheibach

By Michael Scheibach

With the very genuine chance of nuclear battle looming at the horizon from 1945 to the early Nineteen Sixties, either federal and native governments took at the accountability of training american citizens on the best way to live to tell the tale the predicted blasts, residual fallout, and radiation poisoning. Duck and canopy drills, bomb shelters, and evacuation plans grew to become a vital part of each citizen’s lifestyle. This publication presents a sampling of civil protection courses issued by way of executive organisations and businesses in this period. prepared thematically, the e-book comprises sections protecting the influence and gear of the atomic bomb, radioactive fallout, ladies and the house, the significance of being ready, civil safety in colleges, fallout shelters, evacuation plans, and, eventually, the decision for “peace or … else.”

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Brand New China by Jing Wang

By Jing Wang

One half riveting account of fieldwork and one half rigorous educational learn, fresh China deals a different standpoint at the marketing tradition of China. Wang's reviews within the disparate worlds of Beijing advertisements enterprises and the U.S. academy enable her to proportion a different viewpoint on China in the course of its sped up reintegration into the worldwide marketplace system.

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Kreativität und moderne Kommunikationsmedien (German by Yvonne Weber

By Yvonne Weber

Diplomarbeit aus dem Jahr 2007 im Fachbereich Soziologie - Medien, Kunst, Musik, observe: 2,0, Technische Universität Chemnitz (Philosophische Fakultät), seventy five Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, summary: Das Thema dieser Arbeit behandelt Kreativität in Verbindung mit modernen Kommunikationsmedien. In einem theoretischen Teil wird der Kreativitätsbegriff aus psychologischer Sicht erklärt. Danach soll eine Studentenumfrage Aufschluss über das Ausmaß künstlerischer Kreativität im Zusammenhang mit modernen Kommunikationsmedien geben. Dabei werden drei verschiedene Studienbereiche voneinander unterschieden.

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The Socio-Economic Impact of Microelectronics: This Book Is by J. Berting,S. C. Mills,H. Wintersberger

By J. Berting,S. C. Mills,H. Wintersberger

The Socio-Economic influence of Microelectronics comprises papers provided at a world convention on socio-economic difficulties and prospects of the appliance of micro-electronics held in Zandvoort, the Netherlands, in September 1979.
Organized into 8 sections, this booklet starts with the technological assessment of microelectronics. next sections concentrate on the social monetary and political outcomes of the frequent use of microelectronics; possibilities and difficulties for socialist international locations led to through microelectronics expertise; results of microelectronics on constructing international locations; in addition to difficulties hooked up with business relatives and association of labor. The effect of the know-how on political/economic, epistemological, ethical/moral, and esthetic values and a extensive proposal of informatics introducing the notions of dwelling and non-living environments in addition to of human, non-human, developed, typical, and summary structures are defined. The final part comprises the conclusions of the chairman of the convention at the software of microelectronics.

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Huerfano: A Memoir of Life in the Counterculture by Roberta M. Price

By Roberta M. Price

within the past due Sixties, new age communes begun bobbing up within the American Southwest with names like Drop urban, New Buffalo, Lama beginning, Morning big name, fact development corporation, and the Hog Farm. in the summertime of 1969, Roberta expense, a contemporary collage graduate, secured a supply to go to those groups and photo them. whilst she and her lover David arrived at Libre within the Huerfano Valley of southern Colorado, they have been so serious about what they discovered that they desired to take part rather than realize. the subsequent spring they married, dropped out of graduate college in upstate long island, packed their assets right into a 1947 Chrysler Windsor Coupe, and moved to Libre, leaving family members and academia behind.

Huerfano is Price's beautiful memoir of the seven years she spent within the Huerfano ("Orphan") Valley while it was once a petrie dish of countercultural experiments. She and David joined with fellow child boomers in studying to combine cement, strip logs, weave rugs, tan leather-based, develop marijuana, construct homes, repair automobiles, provide delivery, and make cheese, beer, and furnishings in addition to poetry, paintings, track, and love. They outfitted a home round a boulder excessive on a ridge overlooking the valley and made ends meet by means of becoming their very own nutrients, promoting do-it-yourself items, and hiring themselves out as day workers. through the years their collective ranks swelled to greater than 300, merely to decrease back as, for lots of individuals, the dream of a lifetime of unbridled threat steadily yielded to the difficult realities of a lifetime of voluntary poverty.

Price tells her tale with a transparent, designated voice, documenting her studies with images in addition to phrases. putting her tale within the better context of the days, she describes her participation within the antiwar circulate, the appearance of the women's circulate, and her encounters with such icons as Ken Kesey, Gary Snyder, Abbie Hoffman, Stewart model, Allen Ginsburg, and Baba Ram Dass.

At as soon as comedian, poignant, and chiefly sincere, Huerfano recaptures the feel of confirmation and experimentation that fueled the counterculture with no lapsing into nostalgic sentimentality at the one hand or cynicism at the other.

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