Music of the Civil War Era (American History through Music) by Steven H. Cornelius

By Steven H. Cornelius

As divisive and harmful because the Civil warfare was once, the period however confirmed the ability that tune may well play in American tradition. renowned songs roused ardour on either side of the Mason-Dixon line, and armed forces bands performed tune to entertain infantry units-and to rally them directly to battle. The establishment of slavery used to be debated in songs of the day, starting from abolitionist anthems to racist minstrel indicates. around the greater cultural backdrop, the expansion of song publishing ended in a flourishing of city live performance song, whereas folks tune turned indelibly associated with American populism. This quantity, one of many first within the American heritage via Music sequence, provides narrative chapters that recount the numerous brilliant roles of song in this afflicted interval of yank historical past. A bankruptcy of biographical entries, a dictionary of Civil warfare period song, and a topic index supply priceless reference tools.

The American historical past via Music sequence examines the various diversified kinds of tune that experience performed an important half in our nation's historical past. whereas volumes during this sequence express the multifaceted roles of song in tradition, additionally they use track as a lens by which readers may possibly examine American social background. The authors current in-depth research of yankee musical genres, major musicians, technological techniques, and the numerous connections among tune and the nation-states of artwork, politics, and way of life. Chapters current available narratives on song and its cultural resonations, track idea and process is damaged down for the lay reader, and every quantity provides a bankruptcy of alphabetically prepared entries on major humans and terms.

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The Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture, by William M. Simons

By William M. Simons

The Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American tradition, 2009–2010 is an anthology of scholarly essays that make the most of the nationwide video game to check themes whose import extends past the ballpark and represent an important educational contribution to baseball literature. The essays signify 16 of the best shows from the 2 latest complaints of the once a year Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American tradition, held, respectively, on June 3–5, 2009, and June 2–4, 2010.
The anthology is split into 5 elements: Baseball as tradition: Dance, Literature, nationwide personality, and fantasy; developing Baseball Heroes; Blacks in Baseball: From Segregation to Conflicted Integration; The company of Baseball: Economics and marketers; and Genesis and Legacy of Baseball Scholarship, which good points an essay written via the co-creator of baseball scholarship, Dorothy Seymour Mills.

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Football Fans Around the World: From Supporters to Fanatics by Sean Brown

By Sean Brown

This quantity investigates the best way soccer supporters world wide convey themselves as fans of groups, whether or not they be expert, novice or nationwide. the various geographical and cultural array of contributions to this quantity highlights not just the diversity of ways lovers exhibit themselves, yet their commonalities in addition. the gathering brings jointly students of North and South the US, Europe, Asia and Africa to give a world photo of fan culture.


The assortment indicates that whereas each staff of enthusiasts world wide has its personal features, the function of a soccer fan is laced with commonalities, regardless of geography or tradition.


This ebook used to be formerly released as a different factor of Soccer and Society.

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Sport, Animals, and Society (Routledge Research in Sport, by James Gillett,Michelle Gilbert

By James Gillett,Michelle Gilbert

This booklet advances present literature at the function and position of animals in game and society. It explores assorted types of carrying areas, examines how figures of animals were used to racialize the human athlete, and encourages the reader to imagine severely approximately animal ethics, animals in area, time and position, and the human-animal courting. The chapters spotlight power dichotomies within the use of and collaboration with animals for activity, and current thoughts for relocating ahead within the research of interspecies relations.

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Icons of Women's Sport [2 volumes] (Greenwood Icons) by Kelly Sagert,Steven Overman

By Kelly Sagert,Steven Overman

This number of attention-grabbing biographies of exceptional girls athletes earlier and current together with superstars similar to Nadia Comaneci, Mia Hamm, Jackie-Joyner Kersee, Danica Patrick, and Serena and Venus Williams.

• pictures of comprehensive girl athletes

• A chronology is helping readers placed entries in context

• A bibliography offers feedback for additional reading

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No Cure for the Future: Disease and Medicine in Science by Gary Westfahl,George Slusser

By Gary Westfahl,George Slusser

Speculations approximately new clinical advances were a very important point of technology fiction on account that its origins within the nineteenth century, whilst such novels as Frankenstein and The Island of Dr. Moreau supplied robust mythic pictures of medical professionals with godlike talents to create and rework human lifestyles. This e-book is the 1st full-length examine of the speculative literature of drugs, with contributions via technology fiction novelists and several other famous students. Chapters research how technology fiction tales have commented on and motivated the clinical institutions of the previous and current. however the quantity additionally considers the unusually marginalized prestige of clinical technology fiction, concluding that the doctor's conventional specialise in protecting the overall healthiness of the human physique conflicts at a basic point with the genre's wish to go beyond the human body.

The first part presents extensive surveys of the historical past of scientific technological know-how fiction, starting from 19th-century classics to significant movies of the Nineties. the second one bargains unique examinations of significant texts and sequence, together with man de Maupassant's Le Horla, George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four, James White's area normal tales, the Alien movies, and the Terminator movies. A concluding bibliography lists greater than 500 technology fiction and delusion novels, tales, movies, and tv courses concerning affliction and drugs in addition to suitable nonfiction works and demanding studies.

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Race and Hegemonic Struggle in the United States: Pop by Michael G. Lacy,Mary E. Triece,Kristen Hoerl,Linda

By Michael G. Lacy,Mary E. Triece,Kristen Hoerl,Linda Horwitz,Casey Ryan Kelly,Brittany Lewis,Catherine H. Palczewski,Anna M. Young

Race and Hegemonic fight within the usa: popular culture, Politics, and Protest is a suite of essays that attracts on ideas constructed via Antonio Gramsci to ascertain the imagining of race in pop culture productions, political discourses, and resistance rhetoric. The chapters during this quantity demand renewed awareness to Gramscian political suggestion to check, comprehend, interpret and clarify the continual contradictions, ambivalence, and paradoxes in racial representations and fabric realities. This book’s individuals depend on Gramsci’s rules to discover how well known, political, and resistant discourses reproduce or remodel our understandings of race and racism, social inequalities, and tool relationships within the 20th and early twenty-first centuries. jointly the chapters confront varieties of collective and cultural amnesia approximately race and racism prompt within the words “postrace,” “postracial,” and “postracism," whereas exposing the ancient, institutional, social, and political forces and constraints that make antiracism, atonement, and egalitarian swap so tough to accomplish.

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Hip Hop and Inequality: Searching for the "Real" Slim Shady by Simona J. Hill,Dave Ramsaran

By Simona J. Hill,Dave Ramsaran

while famous rapper Eminem commanded his audience's realization in his 2000 megahit liberate "The genuine slender Shady" and queried within the lyrics, "Will the genuine slender Shady please stand up?", the authors took the query heavily and commenced to go looking for the "real narrow shady" one of the cloth of up to date capitalism. the results of this examine is that this ebook, which explores how a dominant tradition accommodates a few dimensions of a subculture--in this example hip hop--and makes use of it to perpetuate dimensions of social stratification inside a society. basically, this ebook severely examines how the values of a dominant tradition and the controlling photographs it reproduces, impression problems with racial range, category differences, and gender stereotypes. Authors Dave Ramsaran and Simona Hill are sociologists who've sought to appreciate the contradictory nature of latest social phenomenon. Hip hop that's introduced into the mainstream via modern media serves numerous reasons. First, it enormously complements company gains. moment, it repackages previous dimensions of inequality, together with racial stereotyping and the sexist contempt for ladies. 3rd, the glorification of violence, the idealization of over the top intake, and the advertising of hypersexual black masculinity serve to enhance the privilege of dominant teams. Hip hop that demanding situations those stereotypes and cultural notions is driven into the underground. The rationale of the publication is to discover this means of relocating from cultural wondering to cultural appropriation and reinforcement of structural inequality. regardless of the life of different works on hip hop in fields equivalent to ethnomusicology, anthropology, political technological know-how, communications reviews and Black reports, there's a dearth within the contributions from a sociological point of view. reports were performed which examine the emergence of hip hop from its roots within the African-American neighborhood, in addition to at the contributions of a few of the key artists within the box. besides the fact that, little paintings has been performed on attempting to find the emergence of hip hop and hip hop tradition in the context of capitalist improvement within the usa. The booklet exhibits how racial, gender, and ethnic stereotypes are reformulated via diversified media. The e-book significantly analyzes in demand archetypal photos of the gangsta male and the wanksta feminist who could be both male or lady. The research indicates that hip hop outdoor of mainstream media has remained real to its radical traditions. in addition, as hip hop has long gone past the confines of the U.S., that very same radical culture continues to be a key part within the hip hop diaspora and in hip hop's cross-cultural expressions. Hip Hop and Inequality: trying to find the "Real" narrow Shady is a vital ebook for figuring out how platforms of inequality paintings and the way they're perpetuated. it is going to be of significant worth to professors and scholars in sociology, anthropology, political technology, women's experiences, pop culture, and media reviews. Written in an obtainable language, it's going to additionally entice an viewers open air academia and may definitely converse to people who may well or would possibly not detect that hip hop has a profound effect on smooth society.

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The Rational and the Social (RLE Social Theory): How to by James Robert Brown

By James Robert Brown

To paraphrase Marx, sociologists have in basic terms interpreted technology; the purpose is to enhance it. The Rational and the Social makes an attempt either. It starts off via sketching contemporary sociological techniques to technological know-how, significantly the robust programme – Bloor’s ‘science of technology’ and Barnes’s ‘finitism’ – and that of the ‘anthropologists within the lab’, Collins and Latour and Woolgar. the writer argues that even if sociological debts are invaluable in lots of respects, while morals are drawn concerning the constitution and epistemology of technology, they're badly incorrect. In rejecting the sociological thought of technology, it's not essential to finish that technological know-how develops regardless of the social. James Robert Brown argues for another account. He proposes a unique means of viewing the heritage of technological know-how as a resource of facts for the way to do reliable technological know-how and argues that an important point of method is that it really is comparative. Rival theories are evaluated via comparability and the contribution of the social to this approach is inevitable and may be stated. this is often the problem to technology.

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