Warren Zevon: Desperado of Los Angeles (Tempo: A Rowman & by George Plasketes

By George Plasketes

Warren Zevon: Desperado of Los Angeles is the 1st book-length, serious exploration of 1 of well known music’s so much gifted and tormented antiheroes. George Plasketes offers a finished chronicle of Zevon’s 40-year, 20-record occupation and his enduring cultural importance. starting with Zevon’s classical education and encounters as a adolescence with composers Robert Craft and Igor Stravinsky, Plasketes surveys Zevon’s initiation into the Nineteen Sixties in the course of the Everly Brothers, the Turtles, and the movie Midnight Cowboy. Plasketes then follows Zevon from his debut album with Asylum files in 1976, produced via mentor Jackson Browne, via his successes and struggles from a best Ten album to checklist label limbo through the Eighties, via a number of song tasks within the Nineties, together with soundtracks and ratings, culminating with a remarkable trio of albums within the early 2000s. regardless of his reckless way of life and private demons, Zevon made buddies and alliances with speak express host David Letterman and such literary figures as Hunter S. Thompson and Carl Hiaasen. It used to be in basic terms after his dying in 2003 that Zevon acquired Grammy popularity for his paintings.

Throughout this booklet, Plasketes explores the musical, cinematic, and literary impacts that formed Zevon’s specific variety and songwriting subject matters and proceed to make Zevon’s paintings a telling portrait of la and American culture.

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Imagining the Academy: Higher Education and Popular Culture by Susan Edgerton,Gunilla Holm,Toby Daspit,Paul Farber

By Susan Edgerton,Gunilla Holm,Toby Daspit,Paul Farber

The essays during this booklet study a variety of kinds of pop culture and the ways that they symbolize, form, and are limited by way of notions approximately and concerns inside larger schooling. From an exploration of rap track to an research of the way the academy provides and markets itself at the world-wide-web, the essays concentration awareness on larger schooling matters which are sure up within the workings and results of well known culture.

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World War II and the Postwar Years in America: A Historical by William H. Young,Nancy K. Young

By William H. Young,Nancy K. Young

More than a hundred and fifty articles supply a revealing examine probably the most tempestuous a long time in contemporary American background, describing the standard actions of usa citizens as they dealt first with struggle, after which a tough transition to peace and prosperity.

• nearly a hundred seventy five A–Z entries on lifestyle and pop culture within the usa, 1940–1950

• an intensive timeline of occasions throughout the lined decade

• quite a few pictures that spotlight article content material

• Charts directory pertinent facts and/or similar information

• chosen readings accompanying each one article

• an in depth bibliography of print, aural, and digital assets and a advisor to similar topics

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Tripolitania by D.J. Mattingly

By D.J. Mattingly

"Lepcis Magna", one of many maximum of the Roman towns of North Africa and some of the most recognized archaeological websites within the Mediterranean, used to be positioned within the area of Tripolitania. Birthplace of the Emperor Septimius Severus, town has yielded many well-preserved monuments from its Roman previous. Mattingly offers useful info at the pre-Roman tribal heritage, the city centres, the army frontier and the neighborhood financial system. He reinterprets many facets of the payment historical past of this marginal arid area that used to be made filthy rich, and considers the broader subject matters of Romanization, frontier army approach, and monetary hyperlinks among provinces and resources of elite wealth.

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Disability and Popular Culture: Focusing Passion, Creating by Katie Ellis

By Katie Ellis

As a reaction to actual or imagined subordination, pop culture displays the standard event of standard humans and has the means to subvert the hegemonic order. Drawing on relevant theoretical techniques within the box of severe incapacity reports, this publication examines incapacity throughout a couple of across the world recognized texts and items from pop culture, together with movie, tv, magazines and ads campaigns, children’s toys, tune movies, activity and on-line areas, to take care of the social and cultural building of incapacity. whereas acknowledging that incapacity good points in pop culture in ways in which make stronger stereotypes and stigmatise, incapacity and pop culture celebrates and complicates the expanding visibility of incapacity in pop culture, exhibiting how pop culture can concentration ardour, create neighborhood and convey defiance within the context of incapacity and social switch. protecting a large variety of matters that lie on the intersection of incapacity and cultural reports, together with media illustration, id, the wonder fantasy, aesthetics, ableism, new media and game, this e-book will attract students and scholars drawn to the severe research of pop culture, throughout disciplines similar to incapacity reports, sociology and cultural and media studies.

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Vanity: 21st Century Selves by C. Tanner,J. Maher,S. Fraser

By C. Tanner,J. Maher,S. Fraser

What position does 'vanity' play within the lives of twenty first century matters? Exploring quite a number fields together with public future health, info know-how, media reports and feminist techniques to the physique and sweetness, this ebook bargains a huge research of the way 'vanity' shapes modern Western societies and its understandings of selfhood.

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Boy Culture: An Encyclopedia by Shirley R. Steinberg,Michael Kehler,Lindsay Cornish

By Shirley R. Steinberg,Michael Kehler,Lindsay Cornish

In this two-volume set, a sequence of specialist individuals examine what it capability to be a boy starting to be up in North the USA, with entries overlaying every thing from toys and video games, family and friends, and mental and social development.

• 166 entries on particular elements of boyhood existence in North the USA this present day, starting from boy-centered toys, video games, and media to problems with masculinity and complicated notions of manhood

• specialist individuals from quite a few educational disciplines, supplying perception right into a diversity of concerns regarding the lives of North American boys

• Bibliographic listings of works mentioned and additional analyzing in print and online

• A complete index

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Educational Contexts and Borders through a Cultural Lens: by Giuseppina Marsico,Virgínia Dazzani,Marilena Ristum,Ana

By Giuseppina Marsico,Virgínia Dazzani,Marilena Ristum,Ana Cecília de Sousa Bastos

This ebook offers a “context” of debate for researchers and academic specialists for you to reconsider the connection among actors, practices and borders in the academic contexts. The study in academic psychology has usually challenged the idea that of “educational context”. in line with different theoretical frameworks, the build of contexts, their borders and the scale to be taken into consideration have all been outlined in several methods. The booklet deals a mirrored image that is going from thought to perform and backward from perform to thought. the most study questions the publication addresses are how actors, i.e. academics, mom and dad and scholars, educators and pros, with their very own id and social representations, construct their academic practices or their shared cultural areas the place wisdom is generated, defining the borders of the tutorial contexts. The e-book proposes border is a kind of membrane inside of and out of doors the academic environment bringing jointly diverse actors, teams and cultures. The e-book provides the views of students and academic specialists from a variety of elements of the realm, together with Brazil, Argentina, Italy, Japan, and the uk. They make clear what occurs on the border in numerous cultural contexts and what the connection is among the tutorial environment and the opposite lifestyles contexts or micro-cultures.

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