The Digital Public Domain: Foundations for an Open Culture

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Electronic know-how has made tradition extra obtainable than ever prior to. Texts, audio, photographs and video can simply be produced, disseminated, used and remixed utilizing units which are more and more hassle-free and reasonable. notwithstanding, in addition to this technological democratization comes a paradoxical flipside: the norms regulating culture's use—copyright and similar rights—have turn into more and more restrictive.

This e-book brings jointly essays by means of teachers, librarians, marketers, activists and coverage makers, who have been all a part of the EU-funded Communia venture. jointly the authors argue that the general public Domain—that is, the informational works owned through we all, be that literature, tune, the output of medical examine, academic fabric or public quarter information—is primary to a fit society.

The essays diversity from extra theoretical papers at the historical past of copyright and the general public area, to sensible examples and case reviews of contemporary initiatives that experience engaged with the rules of Open entry and inventive Commons licensing. The e-book is vital analyzing for somebody attracted to the present debate approximately copyright and the web. It opens up dialogue and provides sensible options to the tricky query of the rules of tradition on the electronic age.

The loose PDF version of this identify was once made attainable by way of beneficiant investment obtained from the ecu Union (eContentplus framework undertaking ECP-2006-PSI-610001).

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Encyclopedia of Contemporary Japanese Culture (Encyclopedias by Sandra Buckley

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By Sandra Buckley

Supplying broad insurance, this Encyclopedia is a brand new reference that displays the colourful, assorted and evolving tradition of contemporary Japan, spanning from the top of the japanese Imperialist interval in 1945 to the current day. Entries disguise parts comparable to literature, movie, structure, nutrients, wellbeing and fitness, political financial system, faith and expertise they usually variety from shorter definitions, histories or biographies to longer evaluation essays giving an in-depth therapy of significant issues.
With over seven hundred alphabetically prepared entries, this Encyclopedia could be a useful reference device for college students of eastern and Asian reviews, in addition to offering a desirable perception into jap tradition for the final reader. feedback for additional analyzing, a finished method of cross-referencing, a thematic contents record and an in depth index all aid navigate the reader round the Encyclopedia and directly to extra learn.

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Black Hunger: Soul Food And America by Doris Witt

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By Doris Witt

BLACK HUNGER
focuses on debates which were waged over the time period 'soul food'
since the tumultuous period of the past due 1960's and early 1970's.

BLACK starvation seems to be particularly at how the organization of African-
American ladies with nutrients has helped constitution twentieth-century
psychic, cultural, sociopolitical, and fiscal lifestyles in America.
An organization that has blossomed right into a advanced internet of political,
religious, sexual and racial tensions among Blacks and whites,
and in the Black neighborhood itself.

Doris Witt makes use of vaudeville, literature, movie and cookbooks to
explore how foodstuff has been used to perpetuate and problem racial
stereotypes. -- The RAWSISTAZ Reviewers

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The New Yorker: The 90th Anniversary Book of Cartoons

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The hot Yorker is an American journal of reportage, observation, feedback, essays, fiction, cartoons, satire and poetry released by way of Conde Nast guides. beginning as a weekly within the mid-1920s, the journal is now released forty seven instances consistent with 12 months, with 5 of those concerns protecting two-week spans. even though its experiences and occasions listings frequently specialize in cultural lifetime of ny urban, the hot Yorker has a large viewers outdoor of recent York and united states. it's popular in its commentaries on pop culture and kooky Americana; its consciousness to trendy fiction by way of the inclusion of brief tales and literary stories; its rigorous truth checking and copyediting; its journalism on international politics and social concerns; and its well-known, single-panel cartoons sprinkled all through each one issue.

New Yorker journal (2015) offers: The ninetieth Anniversary ebook of Cartoons. With greater than 262.5 Cartoons you want to examine Now (Or Later, If You're Busy Googling Cats). From the easiest journal: the easiest Cartoons, by way of the easiest Cartoonists! together with 9 a long time of Eustace Tilley - Drawings via Barry Blitt. Iconic Cartoons From the Icons of Cartooning: Charles Addams, Peter Arno, George sales space, Roz Chast, And: a brand new group You Haven't Heard Of yet Will! Sequentially Paginated for simple entry! Plus: a different part of Radio-Friendly Cartoons!

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Flapper: A Madcap Story of Sex, Style, Celebrity, and the by Joshua Zeitz

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By Joshua Zeitz

Blithely flinging apart the Victorian manners that stored her disapproving mom corseted, the hot girl of the Nineteen Twenties puffed cigarettes, snuck gin, hiked her hemlines, danced the Charleston, and necked in roadsters. extra vital, she earned her personal hold, managed her personal future, and secured liberties that glossy girls take with no consideration. Her newfound freedom heralded an intensive switch in American culture.

Whisking us from the Alabama nation membership the place Zelda Sayre first stuck the attention of F. Scott Fitzgerald to Muncie, Indiana, the place would-be flappers begged their moms for silk stockings, to the big apple speakeasies the place buyers partied until eventually sunrise, historian Joshua Zeitz brings the period to exhilarating lifestyles. this is often the tale of America’s first sexual revolution, its first retailers of cool, its first celebrities, and its such a lot gleaming commercial for the fitting to pursue happiness.

The women and men who made the flapper have been a various lot.

There was once Coco Chanel, the French orphan who redefined the female shape and silhouette, aiding to loose girls from the torturous corsets and crinolines that had served as instruments of social keep an eye on.

Three thousand miles away, Lois lengthy, the daughter of a Connecticut clergyman, christened herself “Lipstick” and gave New Yorker readers an exhilarating entrée into Manhattan’s extravagant Jazz Age nightlife.

In California, the place orange groves gave solution to studio plenty and fairytale mansions, 3 of America’s first celebrities—Clara Bow, Colleen Moore, and Louise Brooks, Hollywood’s nice flapper triumvirate—fired the imaginations of thousands of filmgoers.

Dallas-born model artist Gordon Conway and Utah-born cartoonist John Held crafted journal covers that captured the electrical energy of the social revolution sweeping the United States.

Bruce Barton and Edward Bernays, pioneers of ads and public kin, taught tremendous enterprise tips on how to harness the desires and anxieties of a newly business America—and a kingdom of shoppers was once born.

Towering specially have been Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald, whose rapid ascent and dazzling fall embodied the glamour and way over the period that will come to an abrupt finish on Black Tuesday, whilst the inventory marketplace collapsed and rendered the age of abundance and frivolity immediately obsolete.

With its heady cocktail of storytelling and large principles, Flapper is a blinding examine the ladies who introduced the 1st actually glossy decade.

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Hellenistic History and Culture (Hellenistic Culture and by Peter Green

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By Peter Green

In a 1988 convention, American and British students unexpectedly chanced on that their principles have been converging in ways in which shaped a brand new photo of the variegated Hellenistic mosaic. That photo emerges in those essays and eloquently monitors the breadth of recent curiosity within the Hellenistic Age.

A mistrust of all ideologies has altered previous perspectives of old political constructions, and feminism has additionally replaced previous tests. the present emphasis on multiculturalism has consciously deemphasized the Western, Greco-Roman culture, and Nubians, Bactrians, and different topic peoples of the time are receiving realization of their personal correct, not only as recipients of Greco-Roman culture.

History, like Herakleitos' river, by no means stands nonetheless. those essays proportion a collective experience of discovery and a sparking of recent ideas—they are a welcome starting to the reexploration of a fascinatingly complicated age.

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The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains by Nicholas Carr

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By Nicholas Carr

File Note: epub is retail like quality

Finalist for the 2011 Pulitzer Prize mostly Nonfiction: “Nicholas Carr has written a Silent Spring for the literary mind.”—Michael Agger, Slate

“Is Google making us stupid?” whilst Nicholas Carr posed that question, in a celebrated Atlantic Monthly disguise tale, he tapped right into a good of hysteria approximately how the web is altering us. He additionally crystallized probably the most vital debates of our time: As we benefit from the Net’s bounties, are we sacrificing our skill to learn and imagine deeply?

Now, Carr expands his argument into the main compelling exploration of the Internet’s highbrow and cultural results but released. As he describes how human idea has been formed during the centuries by way of “tools of the mind”—from the alphabet to maps, to the printing press, the clock, and the computer—Carr interweaves a desirable account of modern discoveries in neuroscience by way of such pioneers as Michael Merzenich and Eric Kandel. Our brains, the ancient and medical proof finds, switch according to our reports. The applied sciences we use to discover, shop, and percentage details can actually reroute our neural pathways.

construction at the insights of thinkers from Plato to McLuhan, Carr makes a powerful case that each details know-how contains an highbrow ethic—a set of assumptions concerning the nature of information and intelligence. He explains how the broadcast e-book served to concentration our realization, selling deep and artistic concept. In stark distinction, the net encourages the quick, distracted sampling of small bits of knowledge from many resources. Its ethic is that of the industrialist, an ethic of velocity and potency, of optimized creation and consumption—and now the web is remaking us in its personal picture. we're turning into ever more proficient at scanning and browsing, yet what we're wasting is our capability for focus, contemplation, and mirrored image.

half highbrow background, half well known technology, and half cultural feedback, The Shallows glints with memorable vignettes—Friedrich Nietzsche wrestling with a typewriter, Sigmund Freud dissecting the brains of sea creatures, Nathaniel Hawthorne considering the thunderous procedure of a steam locomotive—even because it plumbs profound questions on the kingdom of our sleek psyche. this can be a e-book that may eternally adjust the way in which we predict approximately media and our minds.

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Race, Education, and Citizenship: Mobile Malaysians, British by Sin Yee Koh

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By Sin Yee Koh

Transnational expert migrants are usually regarded as privileged migrants with versatile citizenship. This ebook demanding situations this assumption via interpreting the varied migration trajectories, stories and dilemmas confronted via tertiary-educated cellular Malaysian migrants via a postcolonial lens. It argues that cellular Malaysians’ tradition of migration will be understood as an final result and end result of British colonial legacies – of race, schooling, and citizenship – inherited and exacerbated via the post-colonial Malaysian kingdom. Drawing from archival study and interviews with respondents in Singapore, uk, and Malaysia, this publication examines how cellular Malaysians make feel in their migration lives, and contextualizes their tales to the wider socio-political buildings in colonial Malaya and post-colonial Malaysia. exhibiting how legacies of colonialism begin, facilitate, and propagate migration in a multi-ethnic, post-colonial migrant-sending nation past the top of colonial rule, this article is a key learn for students of migration, citizenship, ethnicity, nationalism and postcolonialism.

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