Private Affairs: Critical Ventures in the Culture of Social by Phillip Harper

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By Phillip Harper

In deepest Affairs, Phillip Brian Harper explores the social and cultural value of the non-public, offering that, faraway from a common correct, privateness is proscribed by means of one's racial-and sexual-minority prestige. Ranging throughout cinema, literature, sculpture, and lived encounters-from Rodin's The Kiss to Jenny Livingston's Paris is Burning-Private Affairs demonstrates how the very thought of privateness creates own and sociopolitical hierarchies in modern the USA.

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The Lute in the Dutch Golden Age: Musical Culture in the by Jan W. J. Burgers

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By Jan W. J. Burgers

The lute’s cultural effect through the Dutch Golden Age could be in comparison to that of the piano within the nineteenth century. It was once the common tool for solo music-making, in addition to in ensembles and to accompany singers, normally linked to the social elite - the aristocracy and the wealthy burghers. This richly illustrated e-book is the 1st to exhibit well-known and vague lutenists, expert musicians and amateurs, the lute tune in books and manuscripts, the lute makers and the overseas lute exchange, whereas additionally exploring where of the device within the Dutch literature and artwork of the interval.

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The Reception of Virginia Woolf in Europe by Mary Ann Caws, Nicola Luckhurst

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By Mary Ann Caws, Nicola Luckhurst

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The highbrow scope and cultural influence of British writers can't be assessed irrespective of their eu fortunes. those essays, ready by means of a global workforce of students, critics and translators, checklist the ways that Virginia Woolf has been translated, evaluated and emulated in several nationwide and linguistic parts of Europe. assorted as her reception has been, as analyst of attention, as a decadent (censored and banned), as stylistic innovator of Modernism, as crusading feminist and socialist, and as a version for different writers, she has emerged as one of many superior writers and important icons of the century.

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"Mary Ann Caws and Nicola Luckhurst assemble a large choice of essays exploring the impression of Woolf's paintings in ecu traditions starting from German to Catalan to shine. The paintings contains broad bibliographical fabric that strikes past the scopes of the articles, worthy details on translations on Woolf's paintings, and a timeline outlining the reception of Woolf's paintings in Europe. This assortment supplies a feeling of the breadth and intensity of the impression of Woolf's paintings throughout Europe and offers priceless entry to very contemporary fictional works popping out of Greece and Spain, for instance, many now not but to be had in translation. We research as a lot concerning the particular household issues of the cultures interpreting Woolf as we do approximately Woolf." —Tulsa stories in Women's Literature, Spring 2004

"This very important new scholarship is instructing us to re-read Woolf as a eu author, and in a ecu context...maps fields of data nearly unknown to English-language students: a long time of scholarly work...Woolf is now a staple of contemporary literature within the English-speaking global, either for college students and for the 'common reader' Woolf herself so valued. Her vital in different languages and cultures has just recently been known, and those books are important introductions to the topic."
Trudi Tate, Quadrant
(Trudi Tate Quadrant)

"Mary Ann Caws and Nicola Luckhurst have performed an excellent activity in enhancing and choosing the articles included during this quantity, which, more often than not phrases, takes on an considerable scope of Woolfian stories in Europe. during this context, the e-book will definitely be invaluable for somebody attracted to the it seems that recognized, yet nonetheless elusive determine of Virginia Woolf...this publication is an unquestionable success. it's a needs to for a person drawn to Woolf reports, for it includes a wealth of fabric and documentation that was once most unlikely to discover prior to and that will have required onerous paintings for any pupil to convey together."
Antonio Ballesteros, Atlantis magazine, September 2004
(Antonio Ballesteros, Atlantis magazine, September 2004)

"A pioneering paintings in comparative reception reports, this booklet is a well-documented survey of the reception, translation, and evaluate of Virginia Woolf's writings in Europe...As a primary exploration of the ecu reception of Woolf in comparative point of view, it comprises the seeds for lots of new components of investigation."
Liedeke Plate, The Comparatist, 2003
(Liedeke Plate, The Comparatist)

"This wealthy quantity enlarges our realizing of ways a author can turn into stuck up in routine a long way past her personal information. It reminds us too of ways the rhythms pose, the twists of a sentence, can hold sensibility via from language to language. Woolf has been appropriated repudiated, inhabited, via writers and critics throughout Europe...this quantity [has] various essays that provide us genuine perception into how a author is made anew via assorted readers."
Gillian Beers, Comparative severe Studies
(Gillian Beers, Comparative serious stories)

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Human No More: Digital Subjectivities, Unhuman Subjects, and

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Author note: Neil L. Whitehead [Editor], Michael Wesch [Editor]
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Turning an anthropological eye towards our on-line world, Human not more explores how stipulations of the web international form identification, position, tradition, and dying inside of digital groups. on-line worlds have lately thrown into query the normal anthropological perception of place-based ethnography. They holiday definitions, blur differences, and strength us to reconsider the suggestion of the "subject." Human not more asks how electronic cultures might be built-in and the way the ethnography of either the "unhuman" and the "digital" could lead on to attainable reconfiguring the idea of the "human." This provocative and groundbreaking paintings demanding situations basic assumptions in regards to the whole box of anthropology. Cross-disciplinary study from well-respected participants makes this quantity very important to the knowledge of up to date human interplay. will probably be of curiosity not just to anthropologists but additionally to scholars and students of media, verbal exchange, pop culture, identification, and expertise.

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Mixing Race, Mixing Culture: Inter-American Literary by Monika Kaup, Debra Rosenthal

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By Monika Kaup, Debra Rosenthal

Over the final 5 centuries, the tale of the Americas has been a narrative of the blending of races and cultures. now not strangely, the problem of miscegenation, with its attendant fears and hopes, has been a pervasive subject matter in New international literature, as writers from Canada to Argentina confront the legacy of cultural hybridization and fusion.

This booklet takes up the problem of remodeling American literary and cultural experiences right into a comparative self-discipline through analyzing the dynamics of racial and cultural blend and its contrary tendency, racial and cultural disjunction, within the literatures of the Americas. Editors Kaup and Rosenthal have introduced jointly a unique set of students who evaluate the remedy of racial and cultural combos in literature from North the United States, the Caribbean, and Latin the USA. From numerous angles, they remap the Americas as a multicultural and multiracial hemisphere, with a typical background of colonialism, slavery, racism, and racial and cultural hybridity.

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Conscientious Objections: Stirring Up Trouble About by Neil Postman

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By Neil Postman

In a chain of feisty and finally hopeful essays, one in all America's sharpest social critics casts a clever eye over modern tradition to bare the worst -- and the easiest -- of our conduct of discourse, developments in schooling, and obsessions with technological novelty. Readers will locate themselves rethinking lots of their bedrock assumptions: should still schooling transmit tradition or shield us opposed to it? Is technological innovation development or a mainly American dependancy? whilst every body watches an identical tv courses -- and tv manufacturers don't discriminate among the audiences for Sesame highway and Dynasty -- is early life something greater than a sentimental suggestion? Writing within the traditions of Orwell and H.L. Mencken, Neil Postman sends surprise waves of wit and significant intelligence in the course of the cultural wilderness.

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Structures of Feeling: Affectivity and the Study of Culture by Devika Sharma, Frederik Tygstrup

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By Devika Sharma, Frederik Tygstrup

Taking as its element of departure Raymond Williams' thought 'structure of feeling', this quantity investigates how affectivity makes a distinction in reminiscence stories, functionality stories, and the variety of cultural reports around the humanities and social sciences at the present time. It illustrates the significance of theorizing affectivity at a second whilst social and cultural existence have gotten more and more affect-driven.

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Uncommon Grounds: The History of Coffee and How It by Mark Pendergrast

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By Mark Pendergrast

From its discovery on an historic Ethiopian hillside to its function as millennial elixir within the Age of Starbucks, espresso has ruled and molded the economies, politics, and social buildings of whole international locations. the second one Most worthy exported felony commodity in the world, espresso offers the most important jolt of the world’s most generally taken psychoactive drug. Revolutions were deliberate, romances sparked, enterprise bargains sealed, novels written, and friendships cemented over this powerful brew.

Uncommon Grounds unfolds a wide ranging tale of epic proportions, a story of the way espresso bushes got here to girdle the globe among the Tropics of melanoma and Capricorn. Grown on tropical mountainsides via negative employees, espresso beans commute half-way all over the world to the espresso bars of the us, Europe, and Japan, the place cosmopolitan shoppers pay part a day’s 3rd international wages for a very good cup of coffee.

Coffee has been banned as a author of innovative sedition, vilified because the worst health-destroyer on the earth, and praised because the boon of mankind. Its historical past presents a window in which to view broader subject matters of colonialism and tradition conflict, the increase of mass creation, modern day media and advertising, women’s matters, and overseas commodity schemes. It additionally illustrates how a complete can lose concentration, permitting upstart micro-roasters to reclaim caliber and profits.

Mark Pendergrast enlivens his scrupulously researched historical past with anecdotes, eccentric characters, and interval statement that would supply readers tales to percentage — over solid cups of espresso — for years yet to come. An unusual brew, unusual Grounds bargains a coffee-flavored heritage of the fashionable world.

Reviews:

“With wit and humor, Pendergrast has served up a wealthy mixture of anecdote, personality learn, industry research and social history.” –New York instances publication Review

“Few espresso drinkers suspect that they're affecting American overseas coverage, the household regulations of Latin-American and African international locations, and the habitat of migratory birds. Pendergrast exhibits how and why they're. He has taken on a massive topic, yet he organizes the evidence skillfully and places personalities within the viewpoint in their occasions. This encyclopedic quantity is the pleasing result.” –New Yorker

“An exhaustive, admirably formidable exam of coffee’s international impression. Pendergrast explains virtually every thing we’d ever need to know approximately coffee…. will be learn via a person inquisitive about what is going into their day-by-day cup of Java.” –Kirkus Reviews

“Pendergrast’s fast paced narrative reads extra like a singular. unusual Grounds is a centred and juicy historical past of our final felony and socially applicable drug.” –Wall highway Journal

“This well-written paintings may be used as an exceptional case examine, or as collateral studying, in a few educational courses…. fascinating and ecocnomic examining for a large viewers — normal readers, undergraduate and graduate scholars, and professionals.” — selection Magazine

“Pendergrast’s account satisfies due to its thoroughness. He we could advanced matters — coffee’s function in fiscal improvement, exertions exploitation, and environmental degradation — stay advanced as he explores the problematic relationships between farmers, governments, enterprises, and consumers.” –Mother Jones

“Pendergrast’s sprightly, but completely scholarly, historical past of America’s favourite sizzling beverage packs the enjoyable punch of a double espresso.” –Booklist

“Mark Pendergrast‘s unusual Grounds is wealthy stuff, a Larousse Gastronomique of espresso. as well as delivering a background of espresso cultivation and advertising from the 1st millennium to the current, it bargains a proof of the way the realm permitted inferior robusta beans in mass-market espresso for many of this century, tells how sizeable espresso frauds were perpetrated on supposedly specialist espresso tasters, and provides an comprehensible rationalization of the neuro-chemistry of caffeine. It’s scholarship made shiny by way of wonderful writing. It’s additionally fun.” — Toronto Globe & Mail

“Mark Pendergrast is a good-natured, inquisitive and talented narrator . . . A hands-on historian, he starts off via going to a espresso plantation in Guatemala and picking…and he ends, after an hard account of each recognized relation into which espresso may possibly conceivably have entered, with particular suggestion on the right way to brew a cup of drinkable joe.” — Seattle Times

“Uncommon Grounds is a far-ranging and finely particular heritage of espresso as a company, and a manner of life….[The publication is] Mark Pendergrast‘s approximately encyclopedic account of the way espresso has been cultivated, processed, ready and marketed.” — Newsday

“Pendergrast’s wide imaginative and prescient, meticulous examine and colloquial supply mix aromatically, and he even throws in recommendation on easy methods to brew the fitting cup.” –Publisher’s Weekly

“The most sensible information for the [coffee] is that Pendergrast accomplishes all this in a trouble-free, full of life demeanour, making unusual Grounds an awesome learn for either espresso shoppers and the exchange. If you’re searching for the way to enlighten people who $1.50 for a cuppa is little within the grand scheme of espresso creation, advertise unusual Grounds to consumers. show it subsequent on your funds sign in and be aware its worthy to customers.” — clean Cup Magazine

“This completely researched attempt is the 1st of its variety, documentation of espresso roasting and intake within the usa. This background is mainly necessary within the classes it lends to the still-burgeoning forte espresso undefined. Pendergrast’s 3 years of study gain significantly from having been an interloper to the enterprise, giving an unusally clear-eyed objectivity to the work.” — Scott Reed, espresso & food Magazine

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Reclaiming Education: Moving Beyond the Culture of Reform by Ron Scapp

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By Ron Scapp

This ebook is an entice these without delay and in some way fascinated by schooling reform to re-examine the very nature of schooling as a strategy of transformation and never, because the neoliberal company version insists upon, as a “product.” through the use of Paulo Freire’s primary precept of knowing “education because the perform of freedom,” and increasing upon it with bell hooks’ personal religious realizing of that precept, this e-book deals readers the chance to reconsider what schooling is, and what it isn't. using the paintings of various thinkers and critics, the publication lays out a feedback of neoliberalism’s profound effect on schooling reform and our tradition typically. It reaffirms the political and moral import of schooling for people and for our state as a whole.

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