Category: Cultural Studies

  • The Congo and the Cameroons by Mary H. Kingsley

    By Mary H. Kingsley

    Contemptuous of Europe's 'civilising mission' in Africa, Mary Kingsley's (1862-1900) notable trips via tropical west Africa are a amazing checklist, either one of an international which has vanished and of a author and explorer of tremendous bravery, wit and humanity. Paddling via mangrove swamps, keeping off crocodiles, mountain climbing Mount Cameroon, Kingsley is either admirable and humorous. "Great Journeys" permits readers to go back and forth either round the planet and again during the centuries - but additionally again into rules and worlds scary, ruthless and vicious in numerous methods from our personal. Few examining reports can start to fit that of attractive with writers who observed brilliant issues: nice civilizations, partitions of ice, violent and implacable jungles, deserts and mountains, multitudes of birds and plants new to technological know-how. studying those books is to determine the realm afresh, to rediscover a time whilst many cultures have been really unusual to one another, the place legends and tales have been taken care of as evidence and during which lots was once nonetheless to be stumbled on.
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  • Shindig!, Issue 56, 2016

    Assessment: A book prepare with real realizing, sincerity and utter trust. We search to finish mediocrity in song magazines... to convey the scope and information of previous fanzines and expert rock titles to a bigger readership: caliber journalism, columns, track and picture heritage; fascinating new bands and tradition. From the main far-out ’60s sounds via country-rock and folks to soul and digital experimentation. It's all there.
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  • Studying the "Damned Art": Elite Demonologists and the by Elizabeth A. Carlson

    By Elizabeth A. Carlson

    This thesis examines English demonologies authored via Reginald Scot
    (Discoverie of Witchcraft, 1584), William Perkins (Discourse of the Damned paintings, 1608),
    George Gifford (Discourse, 1587, and discussion touching on Witches,1593), and
    Alexander Roberts (Treatise of Witchcraft, 1616) throughout the past due 16th and early
    seventeenth centuries to enquire the types and capabilities of a pervasive weather of worry
    driven through anxieties approximately political, non secular, social, and monetary disease that
    stimulated witchcraft ideals in early smooth England. glossy students display the
    complexity of the early smooth ecu witchcraft phenomenon which encompassed
    increased matters over the illegal activity of witchcraft and persecution of accused witches,
    and this undertaking demonstrates that elite demonologists stimulated and spoke back to such
    concerns of their writings. My qualitative research of those authors’ texts facilities at the
    powers attributed to meant witches, the approaches wherein witches can be
    identified, and the correct approaches for prosecuting accused witches and divulges that
    each writer addressed a bit assorted underlying anxieties in regards to the
    relationship between people, God, and the satan. My research additional monitors the
    complex nature of the connection among ladies and witchcraft in those works considering the fact that
    the texts reveal a variety of rules concerning the dating one of the satan, males, and
    women instead of an particular emphasis at the weak spot and susceptibility of girls.
    Finally, my research demonstrates that each one 4 authors granted the state’s judicial process
    extensive powers to keep up legislation and order in early sleek English society within the
    attempt to stem the consequences of the weather of worry. the numerous divergences between those authors’ arguments reveal that students can't determine a unmarried, “typical”
    demonology, nor imagine that “elite” rules approximately witchcraft have been homogeneous and
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  • World War I Reference Library: Primary Sources by Sara Pendergast

    By Sara Pendergast

    This source offers complete insurance of the realm conflict I interval. World conflict I: basic Sources provides 33 complete or excerpted basic resource fabrics, together with diaries, speeches, letters, journals and memoirs, which are with regards to the interval. different good points contain images and maps, an in depth chronology of occasions, sidebars that includes comparable info, an index, a word list of "Words to Know," examine and job rules, and a listing of extra analyzing assets
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  • Hearing the Gaze, Feeling the Sound: Directed Listening in by John Cain Harrison

    By John Cain Harrison

    This thesis examines the cultural and textual types that direct our event of listening.
    It addresses this intake from either the physically frameworks of intersectional subjectivity in addition to affective assemblage. the idea that of the assemblage permits monitoring cellular auditory flows of sensation, whereas intersectionality most sensible versions the location of minority our bodies, minority politics, and minority listening in modern tradition. In relocating among those, I argue for the iconic, mutually-reinforcing necessity of utilizing either. ultimately, the remix presents either a methodological lens for revealing directive audio kinds in addition to marking a specific old shift in listening.
    In bankruptcy one, I learn Spork! An Erotic Love Story(2009) through cirrocumulus and
    jiaren_shadow. This piece is a remodeling of the audiobook model of the novelization of the 11th superstar Trek (2009) function movie. The woman-authored remix creates a male-male erotic tale according to diegetically heterosexual protagonists. In doing so, it finds the best way listening is being directed within the unique either by way of intersectionality and sensation. The intersectional research makes a speciality of gender, utilizing the remix to deliver out how listening is mediated via a male voice and the correspondence among this mediation and the erasure of girls within the narrative. when it comes to sensation, this comparability highlights the shift in inspired manifestations of arousal from emotions rooted in motion and experience to that of sexual stimulation. I additionally discover the text‘s courting to the famous person Trekfranchise and its place as sound, as a remix, and as pornography. The bankruptcy builds to an issue that remix tradition allows an explosion of mediated our bodies that symbolize a extra versatile experience of the auditory for the modern second.
    Chapter listens to the audio of a parodic remix of woman Gaga‘s ―Alejandro‖ (2010)
    by Latina comedienne, los angeles Coacha (2010). The research locates the tensions among remix and resource textual content on the intersection of race, sexuality, and gender, in its exam of how Gaga‘s voice directs listeners with regard to Latin American male sexuality. Affectively, this bankruptcy addresses humor and sensations of entertainment. I finish with a extra thorough dialogue of the union among affective and intersectional analytics and their mutual dependence as made transparent in los angeles Coacha‘s work.
    Having paired grassroots remixes with advertisement audio creation in either chapters, the
    conclusion uncouples them, returning to this introduction‘s examinations of woman Gaga and DJ Earworm all alone. This part unpacks the query of who woman Gaga and Earworm are. I comic strip the connection among the explosion of Gaga‘s physique through advertisement illustration with the following assembling of Earworm‘s out of those exploded items and people of different stars. this is often by way of a dialogue of the better implications of the thesis for remix tradition and for scholarship on listening.
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  • Holy Cow: An Indian Adventure by Sarah Macdonald

    By Sarah Macdonald

    In her twenties, journalist Sarah Macdonald backpacked round India and got here away with a long-lasting impact of warmth, toxins and poverty. So whilst an airport beggar learn her palm and advised her she may go back to India—and for love—she screamed, “Never!” and gave the rustic, and him, the finger.

    But 11 years later, the prophecy comes precise. whilst the affection of Sarah’s lifestyles is published to India, she quits her dream task to maneuver to the main polluted urban on the earth, New Delhi. For Sarah this sounds like the last word sacrifice for romance, and it virtually kills her, actually. simply settled, she falls dangerously ailing with double pneumonia, an event that compels her to stand a few critical questions about her personal fragile mortality and internal non secular void. “I needs to locate peace within the in basic terms position attainable in India,” she concludes. “Within.” therefore starts off her trip of discovery via India looking for the that means of existence and death.

    Holy Cow is Macdonald’s usually hilarious chronicle of her adventures in a land of chaos and contradiction, of encounters with Hinduism, Islam and Jainism, Sufis, Sikhs, Parsis and Christians and a kaleidoscope of yogis, swamis and Bollywood stars. From religious retreats and crumbling nirvanas to conflict zones and New Delhi nightclubs, it's a trip that just a girl on a undertaking to avoid wasting her soul, her love life—and her sanity—can live to tell the tale.
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  • The United States Congress by Ross M. English

    By Ross M. English

    This introductory textual content seems on the workings of the U.S. Congress, and makes use of the Republican interval of ascendancy, which lasted from 1994 till 2000, as an instance of the way the Congress works in perform. The publication illustrates the fundamental ideas of Congress utilizing modern and up to date examples, whereas additionally drawing recognition to the alterations that happened within the Nineteen Nineties. The interval of Republican regulate is absent from a number of the usual texts and is of substantial educational curiosity for a few purposes, no longer least the 1994 election, the finances impasse in 1995 and the Clinton impeachment scandal of 1999. The booklet lines the foundation and improvement of the us Congress, earlier than having a look intensive on the position of representatives and senators, the committee method, events in Congress, and the connection among Congress and the President, the media and curiosity teams.
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  • Who Sings the Nation-State?: Language, Politics, Belonging by Judith Butler, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak

    By Judith Butler, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak

    In an international of migration and moving allegiances--the nation is a extra provisional position and its population extra stateless. What is contained in a nation has develop into ever extra plural whereas the limits of a kingdom became ever extra fluid. not does a country certainly include a kingdom.

    This publication is determined within the kind of a talk among popular thinkers, Judith Butler and Gayatri Spivak, who speak about the truth that globalization has made such things as nationwide anthems and political limitations out of date. the result's a lively and interesting dialog that levels extensively throughout Palestine, what Enlightenment and key modern philosophers have stated in regards to the kingdom, who routines strength in today's global, even if we will be able to have a correct to rights, or even what the making a song of "The big name Spangled Banner" in Spanish says in regards to the complicated international we are living in at the present time.
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