Motorsports and American Culture: From Demolition Derbies to by Mark D. Howell,John D. Miller

By Mark D. Howell,John D. Miller

Soon after the 1st cars have been brought within the usa, car racing grew to become a truth. when you consider that that point, motorsports have extended to incorporate drag racing, open wheel racing, rallying, demolition derbies, inventory motor vehicle racing, and extra. Motorsports have grown to such an volume that NASCAR is now the second one so much watched expert activity in the USA, at the back of simply soccer. yet motorsports are approximately even more than going speedy and completing first. those occasions additionally mirror our tradition, our society, our values, and our background.

In Motorsports and American tradition: From Demolition Derbies to NASCAR, Mark D. Howell and John D. Miller compile essays that learn the relevancy of motorsports to American tradition and historical past, from the overdue 19th century to the current. Addressing a large spectrum of motorsports—such as inventory automobile racing, demolition derbies, land pace list targets, or even staged educate wrecks—the essays spotlight the social and cultural implications of latest and ancient moments in those activities. subject matters coated comprise gender roles in motorsports, scorching rods and the production of fan and player identities, the attraction of demolition derbies, the globalization of motorsports, the position of moonshine in inventory motor vehicle background, the commercial courting among NASCAR and its company sponsors, and extra.

Offering the main thorough research of motorsports so far from a various pool of disciplines and topics, Motorsports and American Culture will entice motorsports and car fanatics, in addition to these drawn to American heritage, pop culture, activities background, and gender reports.

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Racism in American Popular Media: From Aunt Jemima to the by Brian Behnken,Gregory Smithers

By Brian Behnken,Gregory Smithers

This booklet examines how the media—including ads, movies, cartoons, and well known fiction—has used racist photographs and stereotypes as advertising instruments that malign and debase African american citizens, Latinos, American Indians, and Asian americans within the United States.

• Addresses the present and critical topic of the way the robust and pervasive messages within the media speak and make stronger universal racial stereotypes approximately humans of colour to immense audiences—especially children

• Examines renowned depictions of individuals of colour going again to the Eighteen Eighties and information how these depictions have changed

• Explores "fun" subject material that scholar readers locate interesting—pop tradition and the way it shapes our day-by-day experiences—with an analytical, serious edge

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Encyclopedia of Native American Music of North America by Elaine Keillor,Timothy Archambault,John Kelly

By Elaine Keillor,Timothy Archambault,John Kelly

This booklet is a one-stop reference source for the substantial number of musical expressions of the 1st Peoples' cultures of North the United States, either previous and present.

• presents print and web assets with every one entry

• provides particular info derived from the private examine and fieldwork of the editors

• encompasses a timeline that highlights vital advancements in First Peoples' musical expressions

• provides an index that enables clients to simply lookup all the proper details on a topic

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Musik und Erinnern: Festschrift für Cornelia Szabó-Knotik by Christian Glanz,Anita Mayer-Hirzberger,Stefanie

By Christian Glanz,Anita Mayer-Hirzberger,Stefanie Bräuml,Henriette Engelke,Jasmin Linzer,Eva Mayerhofer,Thomas Asanger

Musikalische "Erinnerungsorte" stellen die verbindende Klammer für sehr unterschiedliche Annäherungen an ein weites Themenfeld dar, welches von der Musikwissenschaftlerin Cornelia Szabó-Knotik in zahlreichen Fachpublikationen untersucht wurde. In Würdigung ihrer Leistungen im Sinne einer Ausweitung musikwissenschaftlicher Forschungszugänge behandeln die Beiträge sowohl musikgeschichtliche Fragestellungen im engeren Sinne, als auch die Rolle von Medien und Geschichtskonstruktionen in unterschiedlichen Kontexten.

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Kompetenzen der Bildung für nachhaltige Entwicklung: by Inka Bormann,Gerhard de Haan

By Inka Bormann,Gerhard de Haan

In aktuellen OECD- und UNESCO-Dokumenten sowie dem Nationalen Aktionsplan für die UN-Dekade "Bildung für nachhaltige Entwicklung" wird gefordert, Kriterien und criteria zu entwickeln, mit denen die Qualität von nachhaltigkeitsbezogenen Bildungsprozessen weiter konkretisiert und der Kompetenzerwerb in formellen und informellen Kontexten festgestellt werden kann. Um darüber fundierte Aussagen treffen zu können, bedarf es einer angemessenen Operationalisierung und Messung von Kompetenzen für eine nachhaltige Entwicklung.

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Programmatik und Praxis der Schulentwicklung: by Daniel Goldmann

By Daniel Goldmann

Daniel Goldmann rekonstruiert als zentrales Phänomen schulischer Entwicklungspraxis eine hohe Differenz- und Konfliktvermeidung unter Lehrkräften, die die schulentwicklungsbezogenen Aushandlungen stark limitiert. Erklärt wird dieses Phänomen über die mangelnde formale Verfasstheit der supplier Schule als ein zentrales Bezugsproblem von Schulentwicklung. Damit nimmt der Autor die wiederholt formulierte Differenz zwischen Anspruch und Wirklichkeit von Schulentwicklung nicht zum Anlass von Kritik, sondern versteht die schulische Praxis in ihrer vermeintlich defizitären Abweichung von der Programmatik als gelingend und sinnhaft. Umgekehrt wird auch die Schulentwicklungsprogrammatik aufgrund der z.T. hohen Differenz zur Praxis nicht als überflüssig gesehen, sondern ebenso in ihrer Bedeutung für die Praxis in den Schulen untersucht. 

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Re-crafting Rationalization by Simon Locke

By Simon Locke

Re-crafting explanation contributes to debates in relation to the general public figuring out of technological know-how, concerning the conceptualization of the connection among 'science' and 'the public'. It demanding situations the present science-centred or 'top-down' framework that at the moment informs notions of 'public engagement' and 'knowledge-transfer', providing an alternate that continues to be firmly grounded within the discourse of classical social conception. by way of presenting an alternate model of clarification to the normal interpretation of Weber's disenchantment thesis, this publication establishes the general public knowing of technology as a question of primary sociological crisis. As such, it redefines this box to stress public meanings of technological know-how, attractive with more than a few subject matters of significant curiosity to the general public and well known that means of technology, together with technology and faith, technological know-how fiction and delusion, 'fringe' technological know-how and media representations of technological know-how. Combining rhetorical research with ethnomethodology and club categorization research, the ebook outlines the root of a brand new method of the sociology of data, within the mild of which Weber's explanation thesis is appreciably re-crafted in terms of stories of scientists' discourse, the rhetoric of technological know-how popularization and public usages of technological know-how. This re-crafted clarification is utilized in a sequence of distinctive empirical reviews of enchanted technological know-how (creationism and clever layout, Scientology and reflexive spirituality, superhero comics) and mundane mysteries (Fortean discourse, conspiracy concept and media representations of 'the scientist' relating to Jack the Ripper). Re-crafting clarification accordingly redresses an important shortcoming in modern social conception, which at the moment overlooks or misrepresents vital public meanings of technology, when except pop culture from cognizance. With profound implications for the ways that we make experience of advancements related to technology, this ebook might be of curiosity not just to sociologists and social theorists, but in addition to these drawn to pop culture and subcultures and the background, philosophy and sociology of science.

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Law In and As Culture: Intellectual Property, Minority by Caroline Joan "Kay" S. Picart

By Caroline Joan "Kay" S. Picart

There are oppositional narratives in terms of telling the tale of indigenous peoples and minorities on the subject of globalization and highbrow estate rights. the 1st, the narrative of Optimism, is a narrative of the effective commencing of courageous new worlds of industrial integration and cultural inclusion. the second one, the narrative of worry, is a narrative of the endangerment, mourning, and lack of a standard tradition. whereas the tale of Optimism deploys a rhetoric of industrial mobilization and “innovation,” the tale of worry emphasizes the rhetoric of protecting anything “pure” and “traditional” that's “dying.” either narratives have compelling rhetorical strength, and really desire one another, in an effort to stream their opposing audiences into motion. in spite of the fact that, as Picart exhibits, the realities in the back of those rhetorically framed political parables are extra complicated than an easy binary.

Hence, the booklet steers a cautious course among desire instead of unbounded Optimism, and warning, instead of worry, in exploring how legislations features in and as tradition because it contours the panorama of highbrow estate rights, as skilled by means of indigenous peoples and minorities. Picart makes use of, between quite a few instruments derived from legislations, serious and cultural stories, anthropology and conversation, case reports to demonstrate this strategy. She tracks the attention-grabbing tales of the controversies surrounding the possession of a Taiwanese people track; the fight over regulate of the Mapuche’s conventional land in Chile opposed to the backdrop of Chile’s force in the direction of modernization; the collaboration among the Kani tribe in India and a multinational company to patent an anti-fatigue chemical agent; the force for admire and popularity through Australian Aboriginal artists for his or her visible expressions of folklore; and the demanding situations American girls of colour comparable to Josephine Baker and Katherine Dunham confronted in terms of the evolving problems with choreography, improvisation and copyright. The publication additionally analyzes the cultural conflicts that end result from those encounters among indigenous populations or minorities and majority teams, displays upon the ways that those conflicts have been negotiated or resolved, either nationally and the world over, and punctiliously explores proposals to mediate such conflicts.

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Food Culture in Southeast Asia (Food Culture around the by Penny Van Esterik

By Penny Van Esterik

Southeast Asian cuisines, similar to Thai, became fairly renowned within the usa even if immigrant numbers are low. The foodstuff is beautiful since it is tasty, appealing, and usually healthy, with considerable greens, fish, noodles, and rice. Food tradition in Southeast Asia is a richly informative evaluate of the meals and foodways of the mainland international locations together with Burma, Thailand, Lao, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Malaysia, and the island international locations of Singapore, Brunei, East Timor, Indonesia, and the Philippines. scholars and different readers will learn the way varied peoples from varied geographies feed themselves and the price they position on consuming as a fabric, social, and symbolic act.

Chapter 1, historic evaluation, surveys the archaeological and ancient facts relating mainland Southeast Asia, with emphasis at the Indianized kingdoms of the mainland and the impression of the spice alternate on next ecu colonization. bankruptcy 2, significant meals and components, fairly illuminates the rice tradition because the crucial resource of energy and a dominant cultural image of female nurture plus fish and fermented fish items, neighborhood clean greens and herbs, and meat in variable quantities. The Cooking bankruptcy discusses the department of work within the kitchen, kitchens and their gear, and the stairs in buying, processing and getting ready nutrition. the common food bankruptcy techniques ordinary nutrition by means of describing a few universal meal components, meal layout, and the timing of food. average food are awarded as adaptations on a typical topic, with specific awareness to contrasts corresponding to rural-urban and palace-village. Iconic nutrients and dishes that hold exact which means as markers of ethnic or nationwide identification also are lined. bankruptcy 6, consuming Out, reports the various strategies for public consuming clear of domestic within the zone, together with the newly constructed acclaim for Southeast Asian eating places in a foreign country. The bankruptcy has an city, middle-class bias, as these are the folk who're consuming out usually. The targeted events bankruptcy examines ritual occasions akin to feeding the spirits of rice and the ancestors, Buddhist and Muslim rituals regarding meals, rites of passage, and common celebrations round the coming of the hot yr. the ultimate bankruptcy on vitamin and wellbeing and fitness seems at a number of the ideologies underlying the relation among nutrients and affliction, fairly the humoral process, after which considers the dietary demanding situations with regards to contemporary adjustments in neighborhood meals platforms, together with meals safety.

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