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Download E-books Lexikon of the Hispanic Baroque: Transatlantic Exchange and Transformation (Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Series in Latin American and Latino Art and Culture) PDF

Over the process a few centuries following the conquests and consolidations of Spanish rule within the Americas through the overdue 15th and early 16th centuries—the interval specific because the Baroque—new cultural kinds sprang from the cross-fertilization of Spanish, Amerindian, and African traditions. This dynamism of movement, relocation, and mutation replaced issues not just in Spanish the US, but additionally in Spain, making a transatlantic Hispanic international with new understandings of personhood, position, foodstuffs, track, animals, possession, funds and items of price, good looks, human nature, divinity and the sacred, cultural proclivities—a entire lexikon of items in movement, version, and relation to 1 another.

Featuring the main inventive pondering through the major students throughout a couple of disciplines, the Lexikon of the Hispanic Baroque is a uniquely wide-ranging and sustained exploration of the profound cultural transfers and adjustments that outline the transatlantic Spanish global within the Baroque period. Pairs of authors—one treating the peninsular Spanish kingdoms, the opposite these of the Americas—provocatively examine over 40 key techniques, starting from fabric items to metaphysical notions. Illuminating distinction up to complementarity, departure up to continuity, the publication captures a dynamic universe of meanings within the quite a few midst of its personal re-creations. The Lexikon of the Hispanic Baroque joins major paintings in a couple of intersecting fields and may fireplace new research—it is the indispensible place to begin for all severe students of the early smooth Spanish world.

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Download E-books International Exposure: Perspectives on Modern European Pornography, 1800–2000 PDF

By Lisa Z. Sigel

International publicity demonstrates the wealth of wants woven into the cloth of eu heritage: wishes approximately empire and state, approximately self and different, approximately lots and dearth. by way of documenting the varied meanings of pornography, senior students from throughout disciplines convey the ways in which sexuality turned imperative to the person, to the state, and to the transnational personality of recent society.

The ten essays within the quantity interact a wealthy array of subject matters, together with obscenity within the German states, censorship in France’s 3rd Republic, “she-male” net porn, the increase of incestuous longings in England, where of the Hungarian video revolution within the worldwide marketplace, and the politics of pornography in Russia. Taken jointly, the essays illustrate the newest methods to content material, readership, shape, and supply in glossy ecu pornography.

A great dialogue of the wide heritage and country of the sphere enhances the 10 in-depth case reports that research quite a lot of assets from literature to magazines, video to the web. by means of tackling the intellectual and lowdown of the pornographic shape, this quantity lays the basis for the subsequent surge of reports within the field.

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Download E-books Nation PDF

By Terry Pratchett

When a tremendous wave destroys his village, Mau is the single one left. Daphne—a tourist from the opposite part of the globe—is the only real survivor of a shipwreck. Separated through language and customs, the 2 are united through disaster. Slowly, they're joined by means of different refugees. And as they fight to guard the small band, Mau and Daphne defy ancestral spirits, problem loss of life himself, and discover a long-hidden mystery that actually turns the area upside down.

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Download E-books Subcultures: Cultural Histories and Social Practice PDF

By Ken Gelder

This e-book offers a cultural background of subcultures, masking a impressive diversity of subcultural kinds and practices. It starts with London’s ‘Elizabethan underworld’, taking the rogue and vagabond as subcultural prototypes: the root for Marx’s later view of subcultures as the lumpenproletariat, and Henry Mayhew’s view of subcultures as ‘those that may not work’. Subcultures are consistently not directly non-conforming or dissenting. they're social - with their very own shared conventions, values, rituals, etc – yet they could additionally appear ‘immersed’ or self-absorbed. This ebook identifies six key ways that subcultures have often been understood:

  • through their usually adverse relation to paintings: idle, parasitical, hedonistic, criminal
  • their unfavorable or ambivalent relation to class
  • their organization with territory - the ‘street’, the ‘hood’, the membership - instead of property
  • their flow clear of domestic into non-domestic varieties of ‘belonging’
  • their ties to extra and exaggeration (as against restraint and moderation)
  • their refusal of the banalities of normal lifestyles and particularly, of massification.

Subcultures appears on the means those positive factors locate expression throughout many various subcultural teams: from the Ranters to the revolt grrrls, from taxi dancers to pull queens and kings, from bebop to hip hop, from dandies to punk, from hobos to leatherfolk, and from hippies and bohemians to electronic pirates and digital groups. It argues that subcultural identification is essentially an issue of narrative and narration, because of this its concentration is literary in addition to sociological. It additionally argues for the assumption of a subcultural geography: that subcultures inhabit areas specifically methods, their funding in them being as a lot imaginary as genuine and, every now and then, strikingly utopian.

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Download E-books Looking Out, Looking In PDF

Utilized by greater than 1000000 scholars, having a look OUT/LOOKING IN, Fourteenth version, keeps its amazing culture of mixing present details with a enjoyable, reader-friendly voice that hyperlinks path subject matters in your way of life. you will discover the way you will reap the benefits of enhancing your interpersonal abilities and polishing your severe figuring out of the verbal exchange strategy. various and compelling examples illustrate and make stronger how verbal exchange talents can impact either the area round you and your personal lives. increase your relationships and your destiny occupation good fortune with this enticing textual content that teaches interpersonal recommendations via well known tune, artwork, videos, and tv.

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Download E-books The Geopolitics of Emotion: How Cultures of Fear, Humiliation, and Hope are Reshaping the World PDF

Within the first ebook to enquire the far-reaching emotional impression of globalization, Dominique Moïsi exhibits how the geopolitics of this present day is characterised by way of a “clash of emotions.” The West, he argues, is ruled and divided via worry. For Muslims and Arabs, a tradition of humiliation is instantly devolving right into a tradition of hatred. Asia, nevertheless, has been capable of pay attention to development a greater destiny, so it really is making a new tradition of wish. Moïsi, a number one authority on overseas affairs, explains that during order to appreciate our altering international, we have to confront emotion. And as he makes his case, he deciphers the riding feelings in the back of our cultural ameliorations, delineating a provocative and significant new standpoint on globalization.

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Download E-books Trading Up: The New American Luxury PDF

By Michael Silverstein, Neil Fiske

A desirable examine why thousands of customers are "trading up" to top rate items, and the way businesses can make the most of this phenomenon.

Middle-market shoppers have extra discretionary source of revenue than ever ahead of and are keen to pay additional for "new luxurious" items and services-items that bring better caliber, technical benefits, and improved functionality to standard items. especially, shoppers are searhing for emotional engagement-they glance to items to aid them deal with the stresses of daily life, and to assist them observe their aspirations. a brand new luxurious strong can be so simple as a shampoo ($9 from Aveda, as opposed to $3 from artful) that brings moments of convenience and sensual excitement, or as complicated as a motor vehicle ($26,000 for a bottom-of-the-line Mercedes, as opposed to $20,000 for a Pontiac) that offers emotions of safeguard and pleasure.

garments, vehicles, beer, espresso, kitchen home equipment, undies, own care, dog food, restaurants-in dozens of different types, new luxurious items occupy a candy spot out there, simply because they could promote in a lot better unit volumes than "old luxurious" items, yet command a lot better revenue margins than usual items. yet new luxurious leaders-such as Callaway golfing, Victoria's mystery, Panera Bread, Belvedere vodka, Whirlpool Duet, and Williams-Sonoma-create andmarket their items very otherwise than do traditional businesses. Trading Up explores what is using this stream to top class items, tells the interior tales of many New luxurious businesses and their leaders, and provides insights and techniques which could support the reader reap the benefits of this extraordinary phenomenon. The ebook is predicated at the authors' adventure in assisting consumers create billions of greenbacks worthy of recent luxurious items in addition to on exhaustive helping examine.

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Download E-books Making Music in Japan's Underground: The Tokyo Hardcore Scene (East Asia: History, Politics, Sociology, Culture) PDF

By Jennifer Milioto Matsue

Grounded within the fields of Ethnomusicology, Anthropology, renowned tune experiences, and jap reviews, this booklet explores the underground Tokyo hardcore scene, eventually asking what play as resistance via functionality of the scene tells us approximately jap society often. Matsue highlights the complex positioning of younger grownup jap in modern Japan as they negotiate either expanding social calls for and extending difficulties in society at huge. extra drawing on theories of play, identification development, and the development of gender, all proficient through the more and more influential box of functionality stories, the e-book bargains a hugely interdisciplinary examine the significance of musical scenes for expressing resistance on the flip of the twenty first century. in the underground Tokyo hardcore scene this resistance is expressed via play with person and collective identification, in intimate and in all probability illicit areas, with an arguably not easy sound and function style.

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Download E-books Life Like Dolls: The Collector Doll Phenomenon and the Lives of the Women Who Love Them PDF

By A. F. Robertson

Because the Eighties there was a turning out to be billion buck enterprise generating porcelain collectible dolls. Avertised in Sunday newspapers and mailbox fliers, even Marie Osmond, an avid collector herself, is now selling her personal line of dolls at the domestic procuring community and revenues are hovering. With usual expense tags of $100 -- and $500 or extra for a hand made or restricted variation doll -- those dolls ring a bell within the hearts of middle-aged and older girls, their middle dealers, a few of whom create "nurseries" dedicated to collections that quantity within the hundreds.

Each doll has its personal identify, identification and "adoption certificate," like Shawna, "who has simply discovered to stack blocks all by way of herself," and Bobby, whose "brown, handset eyes shine with mischief and little-boy plans." Exploring the nexus of feelings, intake and commodification they symbolize, A. F. Robertson tracks the increase of the porcelain collectible industry; interviews the ladies themselves; and visits their golf equipment, festivals and houses to appreciate what makes the dolls so irresistible.

Lifelike yet freakish; novelties that profess to be antiques; expensive kitsch: those dolls are the made from robust feelings and massive company. Life Like Dolls pursues why middle-class, proficient ladies obsessively acquire those dolls and what this phenomenon says approximately our tradition.

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Download E-books Ads, Fads, and Consumer Culture: Advertising's Impact on American Character and Society PDF

By Arthur Asa Berger

Now in its fourth variation, Ads, Fads, and patron Culture bargains with the effect of advertisements upon American personality and tradition. It deals a definition of ads, explains the way in which ads organizations paintings, discusses the features of ads, and gives a psycho-cultural standpoint on advertisements. one of the themes it bargains with are the function of manufacturers in promoting items and the matter of self-alienation and its relation to intake. It additionally analyzes purchaser cultures, areas advertisements within the communique strategy, and considers using sexuality in advertisements, political advertisements, and advertising conception. the selling dialogue bargains with the Values and way of life Typology (VALS) and the Claritas typology. The chapters interpreting print ads and tv advertisements are special positive factors of the publication. For print advertisements, it presents a listing of subject matters to contemplate in reading print ads after which offers an in depth research of a desirable Fidji fragrance commercial that exhibits a Polynesian girl with a snake round her neck. It offers a semiotic, psychoanalytic, sociological, Marxist, mythic, and Feminist research of this commercial. For tv ads, it analyzes the recognized Macintosh "1984" ads in a couple of alternative ways besides. within the final bankruptcy it speculates concerning the function of advertisements in promoting medicinal drugs to humans, young ones and advertisements, and the issues advertisements organizations have in getting people's cognizance. It additionally deals a word list to phrases utilized in the e-book and an annotated bibliography.

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