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  • Download E-books Transcultural Turbulences: Towards a Multi-Sited Reading of Image Flows (Transcultural Research - Heidelberg Studies on Asia and Europe in a Global Context) PDF

    This day, hardly ever whatever strikes as quick around the globe as photographs and media. This truth opens new avenues to discover social and cultural swap, but additionally poses new theoretical demanding situations of the way to know and higher comprehend those adjustments and flows. in addition, such pursuits throughout geophysical and cultural borders have a ancient intensity that allows us to discover globalisation and localisation in new methods. Transculturality continues to be a comparatively new box of analysis within the Humanities by which we sharpen our competence and 'literacy' to return to phrases with the complexity of globalised cultures. This quantity ventures into new domain names of analysis at the transculturality of pictures and addresses the necessity to enhance new or regulate tested usually ethno- and Eurocentric interpretations of what occurs while photos trip. It does so through bringing jointly state of the art learn from fields resembling paintings heritage, cultural anthropology, colonial heritage, Islamic experiences, spiritual stories and literary feedback.
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  • Download E-books The Global Lives of Things: The Material Culture of Connections in the Early Modern World PDF

    The international Lives of Things considers the ways that ‘things’, starting from commodities to artworks and helpful fabrics, participated within the shaping of world connections within the interval 1400-1800. through concentrating on the fabric trade among Asia, Europe, the Americas and Australia, this quantity strains the events of gadgets via human networks of trade, colonialism and intake. It argues that fabric gadgets mediated among the forces of world fiscal alternate and the continuously altering identities of people, as they have been drawn into international circuits. It proposes a reconceptualization of early sleek international heritage within the gentle of its fabric tradition by way of asking the query: what will we find out about the early smooth global through learning its gadgets?

    This interesting new assortment attracts jointly the newest scholarship within the learn of fabric tradition and gives scholars a critique and clarification of the thought of commodity and a reinterpretation of the which means of alternate. It engages with the options of ‘proto-globalization’, ‘the first worldwide age’ and ‘commodities/consumption’. Divided into 3 components, the quantity considers partially One, items of world wisdom, partly , gadgets of world Connections, and eventually, partly 3, items of worldwide intake. the gathering concludes with afterwords from 3 of the prime historians within the box, Maxine Berg, Suraiya Faroqhi and Paula Findlen, who provide their severe view of the methodologies and issues thought of within the ebook and position its arguments in the wider box of scholarship.

    Extensively illustrated, and with chapters analyzing case experiences from Northern Europe to China and Australia, this booklet can be crucial analyzing for college kids of world history.

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  • Download E-books Writing the Revolution: German and English Radical Literature, 1819-1848/49 (Kulturgeschichtliche Perspektiven) PDF

    This examine investigates German and English progressive literary discourse among 1819 and 1848/49. Marked by way of dramatic socioeconomic alterations, this era witnessed a mentioned transnational shift from the concept that of political revolution to at least one of social revolution. Writing the Revolution engages with literary authors, radical newshounds, early proletarian pamphleteers, and political theorists, tracing their calls for for social liberation, in addition to their struggles with the threat of proletarian revolution. The publication argues that those ideological battles translated into competing "poetics of revolution." (Series: Kulturgeschichtliche Perspektiven - Vol. 10)
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  • Download E-books Second-Hand Cultures (Materializing Culture) PDF

    By Nicky Gregson

    'Antique', 'vintage', 'previously owned', 'gently used', 'cast-off' the realm of moment hand encompasses as many attitudes as there are names for it. the preferred conception is that second-hand retailers are principally filled with junk, but the increase of classic type and the expanding wish for purchaser individuality convey that moment hand buying is additionally a great deal approximately type. Drawing on six years of unique learn, Second-Hand Cultures explores what occurs while the usually contradictory motivations in the back of kind and survival ideas are introduced jointly. What does moment hand trading let us know concerning the nation of up to date intake? How do goods that start existence as new get recycled and reclaimed? How do moment hand items problem the way forward for retail intake and what do the original procuring environments during which they're came upon let us know concerning the social kinfolk of exchange?

    Answering those questions and lots of extra, this ebook fills an important hole in intake reviews. Gregson and Crewe argue that moment hand cultures are serious to any figuring out of ways intake is really practised. Following the lifestyles tales of products as they shuttle into and during moment hand websites, the authors examine the paintings of investors in addition to shoppers' investments in moment hand item ñ together with gifting and amassing in addition to rituals of personalization and ownership. via its revealing research into the practices and customs that make up those unconventional retail worlds, this much-needed learn rigorously unpacks the persuasive attract of the 'previously owned'.

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  • Download E-books Shaky Ground PDF

    By Alice Echols

    Alice Echols hasn't ever shied clear of controversy. lengthy earlier than it was once trendy, she wrote searing opinions of antiporn feminism. Her next books in regards to the Nineteen Sixties are trenchant and provocative, and written with unflinching honesty. Now she maps an alternate heritage of up to date American tradition, taking over such topics as hippies, gay/lesbian and women's liberation, disco and the racial politics of track, and artists as assorted as Joni Mitchell and Lenny Kravitz. Echols upends lots of our bedrock assumptions approximately American tradition because the Nineteen Fifties, not easy specifically the notions that the '60s represented a complete rupture with the prior and that the '70s marked the tip of significant change.

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  • Download E-books From Antz to Titanic: Reinventing Film Analysis PDF

    By Martin Barker

    Everybody analyses motion pictures. usual audience, chatting at the means domestic afterwards. Reviewers, telling us simply enough to tempt or cast off. Critics, ‘situating’ motion pictures for us. Moralists, trying to find the (harmful) message. So what precisely is it that movie teachers do that’s different?Martin Barker and Thomas Austin supply a jargon-free, obtainable and student-friendly creation to movie research. they start with a dialogue approximately viewers and an in depth case-study on 4 conflicting analyses of Capra’s It’s a superb existence. The authors study quite a number renowned Hollywood motion pictures in numerous genres, together with sizeable, Deep effect, Sleepless in Seattle, The Lion King, Starship soldiers and the standard Suspects, and supply shiny demonstrations of what can and can’t be completed with shut textual research. The ebook ends through presenting a listing of measures for assessing the adequacy of movie analyses: measures meant to put the root of a fashion of doing movie research which works past theoretically-predetermined and sometimes obscurantist assertions.Explicitly rejecting a lot of the theoretical luggage that canine modern movie research, Barker and Austin strip the topic right down to its naked necessities. the result's a provocative and well timed reexamination of the various easy tenets in movie idea and analysis.
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  • Download E-books The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals PDF

    By Michael Pollan

    One of the New York Times Book Review's Ten top Books of the Year

    Winner of the James Beard Award

    writer of number 1 New York Times Bestsellers In Defense of Food and Food Rules


    What should still we've for dinner? Ten years in the past, Michael Pollan faced us with this likely basic query and, with The Omnivore’s Dilemma, his wonderful and eye-opening exploration of our meals offerings, verified that how we resolution it this day may perhaps verify not just our well-being yet our survival as a species. In the years in view that, Pollan’s innovative exam has replaced the way in which american citizens take into consideration meals. Bringing huge recognition to the little-known yet extremely important dimensions of nutrition and agriculture in the US, Pollan introduced a countrywide dialog approximately what we devour and the profound outcomes that even the best daily nutrition offerings have on either ourselves and the wildlife. Ten years later, The Omnivore’s Dilemma continues to rework the way in which americans take into consideration the politics, perils, and pleasures of consuming.
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  • Download E-books Always On: Language in an Online and Mobile World PDF

    In Always On, Naomi S. Baron unearths that on-line and cellular technologies--including speedy messaging, mobile phones, multitasking, fb, blogs, and wikis--are profoundly influencing how we learn and write, converse and pay attention, yet now not within the methods we'd think. Baron attracts on a decade of study to supply an eye-opening examine language in a web and cellular international. She unearths for example that e-mail, IM, and textual content messaging have had unusually little influence on scholar writing. digital media has magnified the laid-back "whatever" angle towards formal writing that adolescents far and wide have embraced, however it isn't really a explanation for it. A extra troubling development, in accordance with Baron, is the myriad ways that we block incoming IMs, camouflage ourselves on fb, and use ring tones or caller identification to monitor incoming calls on our cell phones. Our skill to choose who to speak to, she argues, might be one of the longest enduring affects that info know-how has upon the methods we speak with each other. additionally, as increasingly more individuals are "always on" one know-how or another--whether speaking, operating, or simply browsing the net or enjoying games--we need to ask what sort of humans we're changing into, as members and as relations or pals, if the relationships we shape needs to more and more compete for our consciousness with electronic media.
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  • Download E-books Dark Laughter: Spanish Film, Comedy, and the Nation (Wisconsin Film Studies) PDF

    By Juan F. Egea

    In darkish Laughter, Juan F. Egea offers a amazing in-depth research of the darkish comedy movie style in Spain, in addition to a provocative serious engagement with the belief of nationwide cinema, the visible measurement of cultural specificity, and the ethics of darkish humor. Egea starts off his research with common Franco's dictatorship within the Nineteen Sixties - a regime that opened the rustic to new financial forces whereas holding its repressive nature - exploring key works via Luis Garcia Berlanga, Marco Ferreri, Fernando Fernan-Gomez, and Luis Bunuel. darkish Laughter then strikes to the 1st movies of Pedro Almodovar within the early Eighties through the Spanish political transition to democracy ahead of reading Alex de los angeles Iglesia and the hot darkish comedies of the Nineteen Nineties. studying this more youthful iteration of filmmakers, Egea strains darkish comedy to Spain's monitors of ultramodernity resembling the common Exposition in Seville and the Barcelona Olympic video games. At its center, darkish Laughter is a considerable inquiry into the epistemology of comedy, the intricacies of visible modernity, and the connection among cinema and a much broader framework of representational practices.
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