By Mark D. Howell,John D. Miller
InMotorsports 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.
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
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
By Christian Glanz,Anita Mayer-Hirzberger,Stefanie Bräuml,Henriette Engelke,Jasmin Linzer,Eva Mayerhofer,Thomas Asanger
By S. Shonekan
By Inka Bormann,Gerhard de Haan
By Daniel Goldmann
By Simon Locke
By Caroline Joan "Kay" S. Picart
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.
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.