Fiction for the Working Man 1830 1850

Fiction for the Working Man  1830 1850
Author: Louis James
Publsiher: Penguin (Non-Classics)
Total Pages: 261
Release: 1974
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: IND:30000027386444
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fiction for the Working Man 1830 1850 Book Review:

Transvestism Masculinity and Latin American Literature

Transvestism  Masculinity  and Latin American Literature
Author: B. Sifuentes-Jáuregui
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2002-02-22
ISBN 10: 0230107281
ISBN 13: 9780230107281
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transvestism Masculinity and Latin American Literature Book Review:

This book is about transvestism and the performance of gender in Latin American literature and culture. Ben. Sifuentes-Jáuregui explores the figure of the transvestite and his/her relation to the body through a series of canonical Latin American texts. By analyzing works by Alejo Carpentier, José Donoso, Severo Sarduy and Manuel Puig (author of Kiss of the Spiderwoma n), alongside critical works in gender studies and queer theory, Sifuentes-Jáuregui shows how transvestism operates not only to destabilize, but often to affirm sexual, gender, national and political identities.

The greatest plague of life or The adventures of a lady in search of a good servant by the brothers Mayhew

The greatest plague of life  or The adventures of a lady in search of a good servant  by the brothers Mayhew
Author: Henry Mayhew
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 285
Release: 1864
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OXFORD:590668238
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Nonacademic Writing

Nonacademic Writing
Author: Ann Hill Duin,Craig J. Hansen
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2013-11-05
ISBN 10: 1136689508
ISBN 13: 9781136689505
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nonacademic Writing Book Review:

In this volume, methodological, cultural, technological, and political boundaries felt by writers are analyzed, translated, and challenged in a way that will appeal to researchers, theorists, graduate students, instructors, and managerial audiences. Instead of extracting rules from previous research, the contributors, working from multidisciplinary perspectives, describe and analyze the social and technological contexts surrounding nonacademic writing. Their essays present a formative rather than summative outlook toward future research on nonacademic writing. Collectively, these chapters articulate a unique perspective toward nonacademic writing that considers: * The centrality of emerging communications technologies in nonacademic writing research and the need for a socio-technological perspective. New technologies reshape the concept of text and significantly impact the writing process and written products in nonacademic settings. * The relationship between the academy and the workplace. A number of chapters challenge us -- sometimes from opposing perspectives -- to scrutinize our role as writing educators in preparing students for the workplace. Should we support the interests of corporate employers, or should we resist those interests? Should we enculturate students in workplace writing practices by placing them in these environments, or should we examine the tacit knowledge gained by workplace professionals and deliver this via classroom instruction? * New theory, new research agendas. Contributors from diverse fields offer new theoretical lenses or use established lenses in innovative ways, expanding the agenda for nonacademic writing research. This volume represents the vision the social landscape demands for research and pedagogy in nonacademic writing.

Tommaso Campanella

Tommaso Campanella
Author: Germana Ernst
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 281
Release: 2010-03-16
ISBN 10: 9789048131266
ISBN 13: 904813126X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tommaso Campanella Book Review:

A friend of Galileo and author of the renowned utopia The City of the Sun, Tommaso Campanella (Stilo, Calabria,1568- Paris, 1639) is one of the most significant and original thinkers of the early modern period. His philosophical project centred upon the idea of reconciling Renaissance philosophy with a radical reform of science and society. He produced a complex and articulate synthesis of all fields of knowledge – including magic and astrology. During his early formative years as a Dominican friar, he manifested a restless impatience towards Aristotelian philosophy and its followers. As a reaction, he enthusiastically embraced Bernardino Telesio’s view that knowledge could only be acquired through the observation of things themselves, investigated through the senses and based on a correct understanding of the link between words and objects. Campanella’s new natural philosophy rested on the principle that the books written by men needed to be compared with God’s infinite book of nature, allowing them to correct the mistakes scattered throughout the human ‘copies’ which were always imperfect, partial and liable to revisions. It is in the light of these principles that he defended Galileo’s right to read the book of nature while denouncing the mistake of those – be they Aristotelian philosophers or theologians – who wanted to stop him from carrying on his natural investigations. However, Campanella maintained that the book of nature, far from being written in mathematical characters, was a living organism in which each natural being was endowed with life and a degree of sensibility that was appropriate for its preservation and propagation. Nature as a whole was an organism in which each single part was directed towards the common good. This is the reason why Campanella thought that nature had to be regarded as an ideal model for any political organisation. Political structures were often ruled by injustice and violence precisely because they had departed from that natural model. This book charts Campanella’s intellectual life by showing the origin, development and persistence of some of the fundamental tenets of his thought.

Cultural Encounters

Cultural Encounters
Author: Mary Elizabeth Perry,Anne J. Cruz
Publsiher: University of California Press
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2018-08-14
ISBN 10: 0520301242
ISBN 13: 9780520301245
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cultural Encounters Book Review:

More than just an expression of religious authority or an instrument of social control, the Inquisition was an arena where cultures met and clashed on both shores of the Atlantic. This pioneering volume examines how cultural identities were maintained despite oppression. Persecuted groups were able to survive the Inquisition by means of diverse strategies—whether Christianized Jews in Spain preserving their experiences in literature, or native American folk healers practicing medical care. These investigations of social resistance and cultural persistence will reinforce the cultural significance of the Inquisition. Contributors: Jaime Contreras, Anne J. Cruz, Jesús M. De Bujanda, Richard E. Greenleaf, Stephen Haliczer, Stanley M. Hordes, Richard L. Kagan, J. Jorge Klor de Alva, Moshe Lazar, Angus I. K. MacKay, Geraldine McKendrick, Roberto Moreno de los Arcos, Mary Elizabeth Perry, Noemí Quezada, María Helena Sanchez Ortega, Joseph H. Silverman This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press’s mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1995.

The Wars

The Wars
Author: Timothy Findley
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1987
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:248714474
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Making Light

Making Light
Author: Raymond Knapp
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2018-02-02
ISBN 10: 0822372401
ISBN 13: 9780822372400
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Making Light Book Review:

In Making Light Raymond Knapp traces the musical legacy of German Idealism as it led to the declining prestige of composers such as Haydn while influencing the development of American popular music in the nineteenth century. Knapp identifies in Haydn and in early popular American musical cultures such as minstrelsy and operetta a strain of high camp—a mode of engagement that relishes both the superficial and serious aspects of an aesthetic experience—that runs antithetical to German Idealism's musical paradigms. By considering the disservice done to Haydn by German Idealism alongside the emergence of musical camp in American popular music, Knapp outlines a common ground: a humanistically based aesthetic of shared pleasure that points to ways in which camp receptive modes might rejuvenate the original appeal of Haydn's music that has mostly eluded audiences. In so doing, Knapp remaps the historiographical modes and systems of critical evaluation that dominate musicology while troubling the divide between serious and popular music.

Let s Talk

Let s Talk
Author: Gaelene Rowe
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 66
Release: 1989
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: PSU:000015843265
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Stuckists

The Stuckists
Author: Frank Milner
Publsiher: Cornerhouse Distribution Clients
Total Pages: 143
Release: 2004
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105121531581
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Stuckists Book Review:

Stuckists are pro contemporary figurative painting with ideas, and anti conceptual art, mainly because of the poverty of its concepts. This book accompanies the first major national exhibition by the Stuckists, held during the third Liverpool Biennial, 2004.

The Clansman

The Clansman
Author: Thomas Dixon
Publsiher: University Press of Kentucky
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2013-12-06
ISBN 10: 081314583X
ISBN 13: 9780813145839
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Clansman Book Review:

" The year was 1865. With the close of the Civil War, there began for the South, an era of even greater turmoil. In The Clansman, his controversial 1905 novel, later the basis of the motion picture The Birth of a Nation, Thomas Dixon, describes the social, political, and economic disintegration that plagued the South during Reconstruction, depicting the rise of the Ku Klux Klan and the reactions of two families to racial conflict. This study in social history was alternatively praised and damned by contemporary critics. As historian Thomas D. Clark notes in his introduction, the novel "opened wider a vein of racial hatred which was to poison further an age already in social and political upheaval. Dixon had in fact given voice in his novel to one of the most powerful latent forces in the social and political mind of the South." For modern readers, The Clansman probes the roots of the racial violence that still haunts our society.

Home and School

Home and School
Author: Bryant Fillion,Carolyn N. Hedley,Emily Comstock DiMartino
Publsiher: Greenwood
Total Pages: 173
Release: 1987
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015013286755
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Qualitative Research in Journalism

Qualitative Research in Journalism
Author: Sharon Hartin Iorio
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2014-04-04
ISBN 10: 1135628610
ISBN 13: 9781135628611
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Qualitative Research in Journalism Book Review:

This volume highlights the integration of qualitative research methods into traditional journalism, offering new ways of expanding and enhancing news coverage. Designed for readers without prior experience in social science research, this collection presents a wide variety of qualitative techniques and their applications in journalistic practice. The work brings together contributions from professional journalists and journalism scholars who are highly experienced in conducting qualitative research. These experts demonstrate how valid, reliable qualitative procedures can be used to increase coverage and offer new insights. Written in a straightforward, reader-friendly style, features in this volume include: *real-world examples from contemporary newsrooms and interviews with practicing journalists who use the techniques of qualitative research in reporting; *a rationale for the use of qualitative methods in journalism, with an illustration of how various qualitative methods tie together; *step-by-step instructions for applying each methodology; *a solid foundation for understanding the history and theory behind qualitative research and its usefulness in journalism; *chapters on pairing qualitative and quantitative methods in journalism and on detailing partnerships between academics and professional journalists to facilitate newsroom research and reporting; and *a discussion of "objectivity" in qualitative research and in journalism that offers an ethic for journalists of today. The methodologies covered here include oral and life histories, textual analysis, focused interviews, ethnographies, focus groups, and case studies. In addition, a recently developed technique, civic mapping, is presented as a qualitative tool for reporting. Qualitative Research in Journalism is an indispensable resource for current and future journalists interested in enhancing their coverage of the news.

The Ferguson Affair

The Ferguson Affair
Author: Ross Macdonald
Publsiher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2010-12-07
ISBN 10: 0307740781
ISBN 13: 9780307740786
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ferguson Affair Book Review:

It was a long way from the million-dollar Foothill Club to Pelly Street, where grudges were settled in blood and Spanish and a stolen diamond ring landed a girl in jail. Defense lawyer Bill Gunnarson was making the trip—fast. He already knew a kidnapping at the club was tied to the girl's hot rock, and he suspected that a missing Hollywood starlet was the key to a busy crime ring. But while Gunnarson made his way through a storm of deception, money, drugs, and passions, he couldn't guess how some big shots and small-timers would all end up with murder in common...

Anthology of Magazine Verse for 1920

Anthology of Magazine Verse for 1920
Author: William Stanley Braithwaite
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 182
Release: 1920
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015032835988
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This House of Grief

This House of Grief
Author: Helen Garner
Publsiher: Text Publishing
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2014-08-20
ISBN 10: 1921961430
ISBN 13: 9781921961434
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

This House of Grief Book Review:

Winner, Ned Kelly Awards, Best True Crime, 2015 A Times Literary Supplement Book of the Year, 2014 On the evening of 4 September 2005, Father’s Day, Robert Farquharson, a separated husband, was driving his three sons home to their mother, Cindy, when his car left the road and plunged into a dam. The boys, aged ten, seven and two, drowned. Was this an act of revenge or a tragic accident? The court case became Helen Garner’s obsession. She followed it on its protracted course until the final verdict. In this utterly compelling book, Helen Garner tells the story of a man and his broken life. She presents the theatre of the courtroom with its actors and audience, all gathered for the purpose of bearing witness to the truth, players in the extraordinary and unpredictable drama of the quest for justice. This House of Grief is a heartbreaking and unputdownable book by one of Australia’s most admired writers. Helen Garner’s first novel, Monkey Grip won the 1978 National Book Council Award, and was adapted for film in 1981. Since then she has published novels, short stories, essays, and feature journalism. In 1995 she published The First Stone, a controversial account of a Melbourne University sexual harassment case. Joe Cinque's Consolation (2004) was a non-fiction study of two murder trials in Canberra. In 2006 Helen Garner received the inaugural Melbourne Prize for Literature. Her most recent novel, The Spare Room (2008), won the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Fiction, the Queensland Premier’s Award for Fiction and the Barbara Jefferis Award, and has been translated into many languages. Helen Garner lives in Melbourne. ‘This House of Grief (Text) is a gripping account of a murder trial in which few of the participants act and react in ways we might predict. It’s an examination not just of what happened, but also of what we prefer to believe and what we cannot face believing.’ Julian Barnes, Books of the Year, TLS ‘This House of Grief makes its complexity out of an honest vulnerability...Garner’s book is superbly alive to the narrative dynamics of the case; she tells a grim story of unhappy marriage, limited social opportunity, bitter divorce, and spousal grievance. Again, as in The First Stone, what consumes her are the difficult questions that seem to lie beyond the reach of formal narration: the deepest assumptions of class and gender and power; the problem of how well we ever understand someone else’s motives...Attracted and repelled, Garner circles around the unspeakable abysmal horror. Can any story “explain” why a man might murder his children? She doesn’t pretend to possess the explosive answer, and frequently confesses stupefaction, but her book walks us along an engrossing and plausible narrative fuse...Her narrative is lit by lightning.’ James Wood, New Yorker ‘Helen Garner’s account of the trial is a non-literary variation of Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood (1966).’ Eileen Battersby, Books of the Year, Irish Times ‘As involving, heart-rending and unsettling a read as you could possibly find, a true-life account of three deaths and a trial that leaves you with a profound sense of unease as its drama unfolds, and disturbing questions about how we judge guilt and innocence.’ The Times ‘This House of Grief is a magnificent book about the majesty of the law and the terrible matter of the human heart...If you read nothing else this year, read this story of the sorrow and pity of innocents drowned and the spectres and enigmas of guilt.’ Peter Craven, Weekend Australian ‘It grabbed me by the throat in the same way that the podcast series “Serial” did. Ms. Garner brilliantly and compassionately recounts the harrowing, real-life trial of Robert Farquharson.’ Gillian Anderson, Wall Street Journal, Books of the Year 2015

150 Movies You Should Die Before You See

150 Movies You Should Die Before You See
Author: Steve Miller
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2010-10-18
ISBN 10: 1440509026
ISBN 13: 9781440509025
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

150 Movies You Should Die Before You See Book Review:

Sure, everyone's seen The Rocky Horror Picture Show, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, and Attack of the Killer Tomatoes. But as you'll learn in this shockingly tasteless collection of great awful movies, there's so much more to the world of truly bad film. You'll dive into the steaming swamp of such disastrously delicious movies as: Young Hannah, Queen of the Vampires Puppet Master versus Demonic Toys Creature with the Atom Brain Cannibal Holocaust Jesus Christ, Vampire Hunter For each movie, film buff and reviewer Steve Miller includes a list of principal cast, director, producer, a plot overview, why the movie sucked, a rating, choice quotes, interesting trivia, and a quiz. For anyone who's ever enjoyed awful movies, this is the book to have on the couch, along with the popcorn, as the opening credits flash on the screen for Gingerdead Men 2: The Passion of the Crust.

Children s Literature Popular Culture and Robinson Crusoe

Children s Literature  Popular Culture  and Robinson Crusoe
Author: Andrew O'Malley
Publsiher: Palgrave Macmillan
Total Pages: 195
Release: 2012-07-31
ISBN 10: 0230272703
ISBN 13: 9780230272705
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Children s Literature Popular Culture and Robinson Crusoe Book Review:

This study of the long and varied afterlife of Defoe's Robinson Crusoe, primarily in the overlapping arenas of children's and popular culture, offers new insights into not only the continued popularity and relevance of Crusoe's story, but into how modern conceptions of childhood have been shaped by nostalgia and by ideas of 'the popular.' Because it enjoyed such tremendous success as a pedagogical work for children and as a source for children's and popular entertainments, Robinson Crusoe provides a unique case study in the development of our ideas of childhood and the points of intersection between children's and popular cultures. Drawing on a wide range of adaptations and remediations, including children's abridgements, print 'robinsonades,' chapbooks, popular songs, pantomimes, toys, games, and various consumer items, this book offers a fresh consideration of the place Crusoe has occupied in our culture for almost three centuries.

Hollywood Gothic

Hollywood Gothic
Author: David J. Skal
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2004-10-18
ISBN 10: 1429998458
ISBN 13: 9781429998451
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hollywood Gothic Book Review:

The primal image of the black-caped vampire Dracula has become an indelible fixture of the modern imagination. It's recognition factor rivals, in its own perverse way, the familiarity of Santa Claus. Most of us can recite without prompting the salient characteristics of the vampire: sleeping by day in its coffin, rising at dusk to feed on the blood of the living; the ability to shapeshift into a bat, wolf, or mist; a mortal vulnerability to a wooden stake through the heart or a shaft of sunlight. In this critically acclaimed excursion through the life of a cultural icon, David Skal maps out the archetypal vampire's relentless trajectory from Victorian literary oddity to movie idol to cultural commidity, digging through the populist veneer to reveal what the prince of darkness says about us all.

In the Balance

In the Balance
Author: Helen Gilbert
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2018-04-30
ISBN 10: 9781786940346
ISBN 13: 1786940345
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In the Balance Book Review:

An Open Access edition of this book will be made available on publication via LUP's website and OAPEN. Indigenous arts, simultaneously attuned to local voices and global cultural flows, have often been the vanguard in communicating what is at stake in the interactions, contradictions, disjunctions, opportunities, exclusions, injustices and aspirations that globalization entails. Focusing specifically on embodied arts and activism, this interdisciplinary volume offers vital new perspectives on the power and precariousness of indigeneity as a politicized cultural force in our unevenly connected world. Twenty-three distinct voices speak to the growing visibility of indigenous peoples' performance on a global scale over recent decades, drawing specific examples from the Americas, Australia, the Pacific, Scandinavia and South Africa. An ethical touchstone in some arenas and a thorny complication in others, indigeneity is now belatedly recognised as mattering in global debates about natural resources, heritage, governance, belonging and social justice, to name just some of the contentious issues that continue to stall the unfinished business of decolonization. To explore this critical terrain, the essays and images gathered here range in subject from independent film, musical production, endurance art and the performative turn in exhibition and repatriation practices to the appropriation of hip-hop, karaoke and reality TV. Collectively, they urge a fresh look at mechanisms of postcolonial entanglement in the early 21st century as well as the particular rights and insights afforded by indigeneity in that process.