Download Disneyland and Culture: Essays on the Parks and Their by Kathy Merlock Jackson,Mark I. West PDF

By Kathy Merlock Jackson,Mark I. West

The luck of Disneyland because the world’s first everlasting, commercially conceivable subject matter park sparked the construction of a couple of different parks through the global, from Florida to Japan, France, and Hong Kong. however the effect of Disneyland isn't really constrained to the subject matter park area. those essays discover a far-reaching ideology. one of the themes are Disney’s function within the construction of children’s structure; Frontierland as an allegorical map of the yankee West; the “cultural invasion of France” in Disneyland Paris; the politics of nostalgia; and “hyperurbanity” within the city of social gathering, Florida.
teachers contemplating this ebook to be used in a path may perhaps request an exam replica here.

Show description

Download Artificial Culture: Identity, Technology, and Bodies by Tama Leaver PDF

By Tama Leaver

Artificial Culture is an exam of the articulation, building, and illustration of "the synthetic" in modern well known cultural texts, particularly technology fiction motion pictures and novels. The publication argues that at the present time we are living in a man-made tradition as a result of deep and inextricable dating among humans, bodies, and know-how at huge. whereas the factitious is usually imagined as open air of the usual order and therefore additionally past the world of humanity, sarcastically, synthetic thoughts are concurrently produced and developed by means of human rules and exertions. the unreal can hence act as a boundary aspect opposed to which we as a tradition can degree what it capability to be human. technological know-how fiction function motion pictures and novels, and different similar media, usually and provocatively installation principles of the substitute in methods which the traces among humans, bodies, areas and tradition extra extensively blur and, every now and then, dissolve.

Building at the wealthy foundational paintings at the figures of the cyborg and posthuman, this publication situates the synthetic in related phrases, yet from a however surprisingly diversified standpoint. After analyzing rules of the factitious as deployed in movie, novels and different electronic contexts, this examine concludes that we're now a part of a man-made tradition entailing a matrix which, instead of keeping apart minds and our bodies, or humanity and the electronic, reinforces the symbiotic connection among identities, our bodies, and technologies.

Show description

Download Ageing and Youth Cultures: Music, Style and Identity by Paul Hodkinson,Andy Bennett PDF

By Paul Hodkinson,Andy Bennett

What occurs to punks, clubbers, goths, revolt grrls, soulies, break-dancers and queer scene individuals as they grow old?

For many years, study on amazing 'youth cultures' has understood such teams as adolescent phenomena and assumed that involvement ceases with the onset of maturity. In an age of more and more advanced lifestyles trajectories, Ageing and formative years Cultures is the 1st anthology to problem such considering via reading the lives of these who proceed to take part into maturity and middle-age.

Showcasing various unique examine case reports from around the globe, the chapters discover how contributors reconcile their carrying on with involvement with growing older our bodies, older identities and grownup duties. Breaking new floor and developing a brand new box of analysis, the ebook should be crucial interpreting for college kids and students discovering or learning questions of teenage, model, renowned tune and identification throughout a variety of disciplines.

Show description

Download Het verschil (Dutch Edition) by Anja Meulenbelt PDF

By Anja Meulenbelt

Anja Meulenbelt over zeventien actuele Kwesties

Zijn vrouwen nu gelukkig? Waarom dan de lustpil voor vrouwen? Waarom is het combineren van werk en gezin (voor vrouwen) nog steeds een probleem? Waarom is eerlijk delen zo moeilijk? Is er toekomst voor echte mannen? Moeten moslimvrouwen bevrijd worden, en door wie? Is iedereen bi? Wat hebben we met het feminisme gewonnen, wat (nog) niet, waar willen we heen?

Op haar bekende, persoonlijke manier maakt Anja Meulenbelt na bijna een halve eeuw feminisme de rekening op. Ze laat haar gedachten gaan over de hedendaagse man-vrouwverhouding en komt tot verrassende conclusies.

In Het verschil wordt een breed scala aan onderwerpen aangesneden: van de ode aan het vaderschap, vrouwelijke lust, feminisme uitleggen in China tot date-rape, oorlogsverkrachting en het directeurenfeminisme van Opzij.

Anja Meulenbelt bekijkt zeventien actuele kwesties vanuit het feminisme. Kwesties die ons allemaal aangaan, vrouwen en mannen, en waar iedereen op een of andere manier mee te maken krijgt. Het verschil is een inspirerend boek dat je aan het denken zet.

Anja Meulenbelt werd bekend als feministisch boegbeeld met de autobiografische bestseller De schaamte voorb?. Ze heeft sindsdien niet stil gezeten, en schreef nog zo’n veertig boeken. Recentel?k voerde ze de redactie (met Renee Römkens) over het succesvolle Het F-Boek, over hedendaags feminisme.

Show description

Download The Renaissance Society: How the Shift from Dream Society to by Rolf Jensen,Mika Aaltonen PDF

By Rolf Jensen,Mika Aaltonen

A daring NEW imaginative and prescient FOR the way forward for enterprise, FROM THE BESTSELLING writer OF THE DREAM SOCIETY.

THIS IS A ebook in regards to the FUTURE.

Your destiny. Our destiny. the way forward for businesses, undefined, and society.

According to futurists Rolf Jensen and Mika Aaltonen, we're presently "between dreams." we've got controlled to accomplish a lot of our fabric objectives, purely to stand ever-growing international pageant in an ever-slowing economic climate. here is the excellent news: With the increase of social media and on-line assets, shoppers are turning out to be extra strong. everyone is exploring extra strategies. And shrewdpermanent companies are studying extra how you can entice this robust new community.

Welcome to The Renaissance Society. A world-class community of standard those people who are altering the best way businesses and groups engage, they're the future--and they're us. This forward-thinking booklet courses you thru tomorrow's most well-liked tendencies to aid you:

  • Make an emotional connection in your customers
  • Create a value-driven corporation that engages your employees
  • Adjust your enterprise process for a flatter, international marketplace
  • Reward person expression and spark a tribal spirit
  • Identify destiny developments to construct long term success

Jensen and Aaltonen's razor-sharp predictions supply a much-needed headsup--and an enormous head-start--for your destiny luck. you are going to discover progressive ways that the individual's position will shift from patron to creator--much love it did throughout the eu Renaissance. you can find out why studying turns into the world's greatest and the way prone turns into the twenty-first century's largest progress industry. you will see a strong shift within the notion of possession, the position of staff inside a firm, and the function of businesses in society. most vital, one can flip those attention-grabbing predictions into real-world possibilities for many years to come.

In The Renaissance Society, everyone concerns. every one in all us has the facility to reshape the way forward for our businesses. To reignite the fervour of our groups. And to revive our religion in ourselves, our goals, and our unlimited capability for growth.


"Jensen and Aaltonen have created a charming portrait of the following day, one who conjures up us to think about choices. determination makers in all fields will locate that this booklet presents robust purposes to question their take hold of of the present." -- Riel Miller, Foresight Director, UNESCO

"Mika and Rolf encourage our pondering and motion with a e-book in line with strong theory--and their immense event operating with best overseas businesses. it's a beneficial reference for leaders in either enterprise and politics." -- DR. STEFAN BERGHEIM, DIRECTOR, heart FOR SOCIETAL growth, GERMANY

"The Renaissance Society is an interesting and hugely readable consultant to the longer term and the chances it holds. those are not easy instances for lots of humans yet this booklet is helping to boost our points of interest and notice the scope now rising for a step swap in human achievement." -- Matthew Taylor, leader govt, Royal Society of Arts

Show description

Download Rethinking Chinese Popular Culture: Cannibalizations of the by Carlos Rojas,Eileen Chow PDF

By Carlos Rojas,Eileen Chow

Through analyses of quite a lot of chinese language literary and visible texts from the start of the 20th century throughout the modern interval, the 13 essays during this quantity problem the view that canonical and pop culture are self-evident and diametrically hostile different types, and as a substitute argue that the 2 cultural sensibilities are inextricably certain up with one another.

An overseas line up of participants current specified analyses of literary works and different cultural items that experience formerly been missed via students, whereas additionally analyzing extra well-known authors and works from provocative new angles.The essays comprise investigations into the cultural industries and contexts that produce the canonical and well known, the location of up to date well known works on the interstices of nostalgia and amnesia, and in addition the ways that cultural texts are inflected with gendered and erotic sensibilities whereas even as additionally functioning as items of hope in its personal right. 

As the single quantity of its variety to hide the full span of the 20th century, and in addition to think about the interaction of well known and canonical literature in glossy China with related rigor, Rethinking chinese language renowned Culture is a vital source for college students and students of chinese language literature and tradition.

Show description

Download Labor Relations in Professional Sports by Robert C. Berry,William B Gould,Paul D. Staudohar PDF

By Robert C. Berry,William B Gould,Paul D. Staudohar

For all of the billions of bucks the activities generates, its hard work legislation and negotiations are nonetheless quite new, and their impression is barely commencing to be felt. exertions family members in specialist activities deals a step by step exam of the way those new management-player relationships have occur and what they could portend for the longer term. In a fascinating sort that's wealthy in activities heritage and anecdotes, the authors learn the heritage of the key staff sports--baseball, soccer, basketball, and hockey--and learn how company and felony issues have affected each one sport's improvement. in addition they probe present unresolved matters and predictable destiny difficulties, similar to the relationships of broadcast networks and activities leagues. unusually, this e-book with so ambitious a name is not just readable yet even tough to place down. causes of complicated felony judgements are diminished to short, lucid passages. large footnotes are supplied in each one bankruptcy for readers who want higher element.


. . . a complete therapy of work relatives in activities. . . . total, the booklet is a slam-dunk good fortune.

Journal of legislations and Commerce

Show description

Download Crabgrass Frontier: The Suburbanization of the United States by Kenneth T. Jackson PDF

By Kenneth T. Jackson

this primary full-scale background of the advance of the yank suburb examines how "the strong lifestyles" in the United States got here to be equated with the a house of one's personal surrounded through a grassy backyard and found faraway from the city place of work. Integrating social heritage with monetary and architectural research, and bearing in mind such components because the availability of inexpensive land, reasonably cheap construction tools, and speedy transportation, Kenneth Jackson chronicles the outstanding progress of the yank suburb from the center of the nineteenth century to the current day. He treats groups in each element of the U.S. and compares American residential styles with these of Japan and Europe. In end, Jackson bargains a debatable prediction: that the way forward for residential deconcentration should be very diverse from its prior in either the U.S. and Europe.

Show description

Download Screening Text: Critical Perspectives on Film Adaptation by Shannon Wells-Lassagne,Ariane Hudelet PDF

By Shannon Wells-Lassagne,Ariane Hudelet

instead of proscribing the cinema, as yes French New Wave critics feared, model has inspired new notion to discover the probabilities of the intersection of textual content and picture. This selection of essays covers a number of facets of version studies—questions of style and fantasy, race and gender, readaptation, and pedagogical and sensible approaches.

Show description