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  • Download E-books Virgin Territory: Representing Sexual Inexperience in Film (Contemporary Approaches to Film and Media Series) PDF

    In Virgin Territory members think about virginity because it is produced and advertised in movie. With chapters that span various sessions, genres, and performances, this assortment proves that even though it sounds like an seen caliber first and foremost look, virginity in movie is whatever yet basic. The essays in Virgin Territory destabilize assumptions approximately virginity and attach moments of virginity in movie to their higher social significance.

    Editor Tamar Jeffers McDonald has assembled various contributions by way of famous movie students to think about virginity from a variety of views, together with either the female and male quest to lose virginity, the function of virginity in horror movie, problems with sexual organization and hope in either ancient and modern depictions of virginity, and the problems of self-pleasure and masturbation. motion pictures thought of comprise classics of the creation Code period, like Marjorie Morningstar, Pillow speak, and Bonjour Tristesse, in addition to newer movies like Porky's, Losin' It, speedy instances at Ridgemont excessive, American Pie, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, and frightening motion picture. members additionally think of specific stars like Elizabeth Taylor and Doris Day to enquire the site of virginity on an actor's actual body.

    Across diversified eras and genres, various motion pictures have diverse tools of representing virginity, counting on gown, mise-en-scène, and function to exhibit the virgin prestige, whereas a few movie stars are linked to the standard to either the furtherance, and the disappointment, in their careers. Virgin Territory explores the contrasts and continuities in movies' makes an attempt at representing this inner nation to attention-grabbing impression. students of movie and tv background in addition to cultural experiences will get pleasure from this important volume.

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  • Download E-books Terminator and Philosophy: I'll Be Back, Therefore I Am (The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series Book 13) PDF

    By William Irwin, Kevin S. Decker

    A well timed e-book that makes use of technological know-how fiction to impress mirrored image and dialogue on philosophical issues

    From the character of brain to the ethics of AI and neural enhancement, technological know-how fiction suggestion experiments fireplace the philosophical mind's eye, encouraging us to imagine outdoors of the field approximately vintage philosophical difficulties or even to examine new ones. technology Fiction and Philosophy explores puzzles approximately digital fact, transhumanism, even if time shuttle is feasible, the character of man-made intelligence, and subject matters in neuroethics, between different well timed concerns. This thought-provoking quantity is acceptable for college students and common readers but additionally examines new and extra complex subject matters of curiosity to pro philosophers and scientists.

    Susan Schneider (Hometown TK) is Assistant Professor within the division of philosophy on the collage of Pennsylvania and an Affiliated college Member on the Institutes for examine in Cognitive technological know-how and middle for Cognitive Neuroscience.

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  • Download E-books Leisurely Islam: Negotiating Geography and Morality in Shi'ite South Beirut (Princeton Studies in Muslim Politics) PDF

    By Lara Deeb, Mona Harb

    South Beirut has lately turn into a colourful rest vacation spot with a plethora of cafés and eating places that cater to the younger, trendy, and pious. What results have those institutions had at the ethical norms, spatial practices, and concrete stories of this Lebanese neighborhood? From the various voices of younger Shi'i Muslims trying to find areas to hang around, to the Hezbollah officers who wish this media-savvy iteration to be extra politically concerned, to the spiritual leaders anxious that Lebanese formative years are wasting their ethical compasses, Leisurely Islam presents a worldly and unique examine rest within the Lebanese capital.

    What makes a café morally acceptable? How do humans negotiate morality relating to diverse locations? And lower than what conditions may perhaps a pious Muslim visit a café that serves alcohol? Lara Deeb and Mona Harb spotlight tensions and complexities exacerbated via the presence of a number of spiritual experts, a fraught sectarian political context, classification mobility, and a new release that takes faith without any consideration yet desires to have a good time. The authors elucidate the political, monetary, spiritual, and social alterations that experience taken position considering the fact that 2000, and consider leisure's impact on Lebanese sociopolitical and concrete situations.

    Asserting that morality and geography can't be totally understood in isolation from each other, Leisurely Islam bargains a colourful new realizing of the main robust group in Lebanon today.

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  • Download E-books Marie Dorval: France's Theatrical Wonder. A Book for Actors (Chiasma 21) PDF

    To track the lifetime of Marie Dorval during the turbulences and exhilarations of her epoch is to have interaction not only with the genesis and the whole flowering of an extraordinary theatrical genius but additionally with the teeming literary, emotional, financial and fabric dramas during which one of these genius is implacably embroiled. Dumas, Vigny, Hugo, Sand, Gautier etc mingle their inventive and affective energies with Dorval's in a ceaseless dynamic interaction. yet to learn Bettina Knapp's remarkable tale is to gain too the so simply ignored backcloth to lifestyles in Marie Dorval's instances: poverty, the necessity to will one's survival, unimaginably attempting conditions during which theatre is played, no matter if within the provinces or in Paris. And the account that follows extra seeks, upon this immediately intimate and societal canvas, to provide us a few actual perception into the individuality of Dorval's performing ideas, at the same time instinctive, viscerally average, and discovered, studied, even though extra from existence than guideline. A e-book for actors, certainly; yet a ebook, too, for fanatics of the theatre and, past that, of the sheer inconceivable drama of lifestyles.
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  • Download E-books Angels and Absences: Child Deaths in the Nineteenth Century PDF

    By Laurence Lerner

    What is the adaptation among private and non-private feeling, and the way some distance do we deduce previous emotions from the phrases which have been left us? Why do baby deaths determine so frequently and so prominently within the literature of the 19th century, and the way was once the topic of the demise of a kid used to elicit such poignant responses within the readers of that period? during this attention-grabbing new booklet, Laurence Lerner vividly contrasts the contempt with which 20th- century feedback so frequently dismisses such works as mere sentimentality with the passion and tears of nineteenth-century contemporaries.

    Drawing examples from either genuine and literary deaths, Lerner delves into the writings of recognized authors equivalent to Dickens, Coleridge, Shelley, Flaubert, Mann, Huxley, and Hesse, in addition to lesser recognized writers like Felicia Hemans and Lydia Sigourney. within the method, he synthesizes clean principles concerning the thorny matters of sentimentality, aesthetic judgment, and the functionality of faith in literature.

    Lerner's forthright and evocative prose kind is agreeable studying, and he excels in teasing out the ethical implications and the psychosocial entanglements of his selected narrative and lyrical texts. it is a e-book that might light up a big point of the historical past of non-public lifestyles. it's going to have extensive software for these attracted to the heritage, sociology, and literature of the 19th century.

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  • Download E-books The Art of Self Invention: Image and Identity in Popular Visual Culture PDF

    By Joanne Finkelstein

    Both an exploration of the ways that we model our public id and a guide of contemporary sociability, this full of life and readable booklet explores the suggestions we use to offer ourselves to the realm: physique language, tone of voice, manners, demeanor, ""personality"" and private variety. Drawing on ancient commentators from Castiglione to Machiavelli, and from Marcel Mauss to Roland Barthes, Joanne Finkelstein additionally seems to well known visible tradition, together with Hollywood movie and makeover television, to teach the way it offers blueprints for the winning development of ""persona"". Finkelstein's curiosity this is now not within the veracity of the self - lately dissected through severe thought - yet relatively within the ways that we sort this ""self"", within the enduring allure of the ""new you"" and in our fascination with deception, fraudulent personalities and impostors. She additionally discusses the position of favor and of prestige symbols and the way ads sells those to us in our by no means finishing quest for social mobility.
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  • Download E-books Cooking in America, 1840-1945 (The Greenwood Press Daily Life Through History Series: Cooking Up History) PDF

    By Alice L. McLean

    This cookbook covers the years 1840 via 1945, a time within which American cookery underwent a full-scale revolution. gasoline and electrical stoves changed fireplace cookery. Milk items got here from advertisement dairy farms instead of the kinfolk cow. day-by-day nutrition have been not certain by way of seasons and areas, as canned, bottled, and finally frozen items flooded the marketplace and trains started to delivery produce and meat from one finish of the rustic to the opposite. in the course of international Wars and the nice melancholy ladies entered the workforce in remarkable numbers and family servants deserted low-paying family jobs to paintings in factories. because of those huge adjustments, American domestic cooking turned irrevocably simplified and cookery abilities geared extra towards juggling time to brush supermarket cabinets for the easiest and in your price range items than towards butchering and holding a whole animal carcass or pickling end result and vegetables.

    This cookbook displays those alterations, with all of the 3 chapters shooting the house cooking that typified the period. the 1st bankruptcy covers the pre-industrial interval 1840 to 1875; in this time, domestic chefs knew tips to broil, roast, grill, fry, and boil on an open fireplace flame and its embers with out getting seriously injured. in addition they dealt with complete sheep carcasses, made gelatin from boiled pigs trotters, grew their very own yeast, and ready their very own preserves. the second one bankruptcy covers 1876 via 1910, a time while swift urbanization reworked the USA from an agrarian society into an commercial immense, giving upward push to meals agencies comparable to Armour, fast, Campbell's, Heinz, and Pillsbury. The mass creation and mass advertising of industrial meals started to rework domestic cooking; meat should be bought from an area butcher or supermarket and advertisement gelatin turned broadly on hand. whereas many chefs nonetheless made their very own pickles and preserves, advertisement kinds increased. From 1910 to 1945, the interval lined through bankruptcy three, the house prepare dinner grew to become a full-fledged patron and the nationwide meals provide turned standardized to a wide volume. because the industrialization of the yank meals offer stepped forward, commercially produced breads, pastries, sauces, pickles, and preserves started to take over kitchen cabinets and undermine the house chefs' skill to provide their very own nutrition from scratch. The recipes were culled from essentially the most well known advertisement and neighborhood cookbooks of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Taken jointly, the greater than three hundred recipes mirror the most important cookbook tendencies of the period. recommended menus are supplied for replicating whole meals.

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  • Download E-books Performing America: Cultural Nationalism in American Theater (Theater: Theory/Text/Performance) PDF

    Performing America presents clean views at the improvement of visions of either the United States and "America"--that is, the particular group and the built concept--on numerous theatrical phases. It explores the position of theater within the building of yankee identification, highlighting the stress among the need to categorize American id and the conclusion that such express uniformity might neither be fascinating nor possible.
    The issues lined contain the hyperlinks among politics and the degree in the course of the Federalist interval, the appropriation of "Indian" artifacts, an exploration of early gender roles, and the metaphorical connections among the theater and western enlargement. different essays deal with vaudeville's artistically colonized cultures; Chautauqua's try to homogenize tradition and commercialize American beliefs; W. E. B. Du Bois's festival, The celebrity of Ethiopia, as a technique for developing "African-American" as "Other" in an try and advertise a imaginative and prescient of black nationalism; and the way theater used to be used to assist immigrants shape a brand new experience of group whereas becoming a member of the resident culture.
    The assortment then turns to questions of ways quite a few ethnic minorities via their contemporary theatrical paintings have struggled to argue their identities, specifically when it comes to the dominant white tradition. ultimate essays provide reviews of contrasting facets of the yank male.
    Throughout, the gathering addresses questions of marginality and neighborhood, exclusion and inclusion, colonialism and imperialism, heterogeneity and homogeneity, clash and negotiation, repression and chance, failure and luck, and, certainly, the connection of yank levels at huge. it is going to entice readers of quite a lot of disciplines together with heritage, American tradition, gender stories, and theater studies.
    Jeffrey D. Mason is Professor of Theatre, California nation collage, Bakersfield. J. Ellen Gainor is affiliate Professor of Theatre reports and Women's stories, Cornell University.
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  • Download E-books Ceremonial Chemistry: The Ritual Persecution of Drugs, Addicts, and Pushers PDF

    By Thomas Szasz

    Thomas Szasz means that governments have overstepped their bounds in labeling and prohibiting yes medications as "dangerous" elements and incarcerating drug "addicts" with the intention to treatment them. Szasz asserts that such regulations scapegoat unlawful medicines and the individuals who use and promote them, and discourage the breaking of drug behavior via pathologizing drug use as "addiction." Readers will locate in Szasz's arguments a cogent and dedicated reaction to a world debate.
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  • Download E-books Asymptote: An Approach to Decadent Fiction (Faux Titre) PDF

    By Robert Ziegler

    Asymptote: An method of Decadent Fiction deals a greatly new method of the psychology of Decadent construction. Rejecting conventional arguments that Decadence is a party of deviance and exhaustion, this learn offers the fin-de-siecle novel as a transformative strategy, a quest for overall healthiness. by way of permitting the author to venture into fiction undesirable characteristics and damaging trends - through allowing the playful invention of provisional identities -, Decadent construction itself turns into a dynamic act of inventive regeneration. In describing the interrelationship of Decadent authors and their fictions, Asymptote makes use of the mathematical determine of the asymptote to teach how they converge, then break up aside, and develop far away. The author's method of the facsimile selves he performs with and discards is the curve that by no means merges along with his authorial identification. In successive chapters, this research describes the Decadents' experimentation with perversion (Huysmans's A rebours and Mendes's Zo'har), and their next validation of social rules and artistic self-discipline. It examines magic and its entice fantasies of elitism and omnipotence (Péladan's Le Vice suprême and Villiers's Axël ), then exhibits authors embracing the values of neighborhood and repair. It considers the Decadent textual content as a automobile of switch during which an artist ventilates fantasies of aggression and revenge (Mirbeau's Le magazine d'une femme de chambre and Rachilde's los angeles Marquise de Sade) then employs writing because the ability through which those emotions are discharged. It examines production as a kind of play, "une aliénation grâce à laquelle l'esprit se récupère sous l. a. forme des autres" (Schwob's Vies imaginaires and Lorrain's Histoires de masques), but notes the Decadents' selection to come back to a unmarried generative heart. eventually, it examines construction as an expression of creative transience and failure, but exhibits the Decadents' good fortune in commemorating the very forces of disintegration (Rodenbach's L'Art en exil). In contemplating the Decadents' insistence on subjectivism and aloneness, this learn concludes (Gourmont's Sixtine) through displaying their desire to get away the legal of id and to redefine their paintings as cooperative construction.
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