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.
By William M. Simons
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.
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.
By James Gillett,Michelle Gilbert
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
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.
By Michael G. Lacy,Mary E. Triece,Kristen Hoerl,Linda Horwitz,Casey Ryan Kelly,Brittany Lewis,Catherine H. Palczewski,Anna M. Young
By Simona J. Hill,Dave Ramsaran
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.