Category: Popular Culture

Die Konzeption des Kunstfeldes bei Bourdieu und im New York by Marc Huber

By Marc Huber

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2012 im Fachbereich Soziologie - Medien, Kunst, Musik, notice: 1,7, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Veranstaltung: Kunstsoziologie, Sprache: Deutsch, summary: Diese Hausarbeit wird die Konzeption des Kunstfeldes von Pierre Bourdieu anhand verschiedener Texte, teilweise von Bourdieu selbst, erläutern und die Eigenschaften des beschriebenen Feldes der Kunst darlegen.

Zunächst ziehe ich dazu den textual content: „Die Konzeption des Feldes der Kunst“, von Florian Schumacher heran, welcher sich daran versucht hat die Konzeption dieser Feldtheorie kurz und knapp zusammenzufassen.

Anschließend vertiefe ich diese Angaben durch eine weitere Textquelle von Pierre Bourdieu selbst: „Über einige Eigenschaften von Feldern“, in dem es hauptsächlich um die Eigenschaften von sozialen Feldern geht.

Daraufhin skizziere ich ein Modell des literarischen Feldes der 1880er Jahre, welches die Feldtheorie von Bourdieu aus seinem Werk „Die Regeln der Kunst“ aufzeigt.

Der letzte Teil der Hausarbeit wird sich mit einem konkreten empirischen Beispiel befassen: Das big apple der 1960er Jahre. Die Studie von Nina Tessa Zahner wird hierfür herangezogen und wird Kritik und Grenzen der Theorie von Bourdieu thematisieren und so den Prüfstein zur zuvor erläuterten Theorie Bourdieus bilden.

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Cartomancy and Tarot in Film: 1940–2010 by Emily E. Auger

By Emily E. Auger

within the first book-length examine of Tarot playing cards at the silver reveal, Emily E. Auger contextualizes cartomancy – the perform of fortune telling through cards – and dives deep into its invention and promulgation in movie. After offering an advent to divination and cartomancy, Auger bargains specific descriptions and analyses of the jobs that cartomancy and Tarot playing cards play in motion pictures. The e-book incorporates a filmography together with approximately 2 hundred movies, detailing their relationships to cartomancy. As Tarot groups keep growing worldwide, Cartomancy and Tarot in Film will be of accelerating curiosity to students of esoteric reports, movie, folklore, cards, pop culture, and faith, in addition to diviners the realm over.

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Education as Enforcement: The Militarization and by Kenneth J. Saltman,David A. Gabbard

By Kenneth J. Saltman,David A. Gabbard

The first quantity to target the intersections of militarization, businesses, and schooling, Education as Enforcement uncovered the numerous methods education has develop into the ability during which the growth of world company strength are enforced. due to the fact that book of the 1st variation, those tendencies have elevated to irritating degrees as a result wide militarization of civil society, the implosion of the neoconservative circulation, and the monetary meltdown that noticeably known as into query the fundamental assumptions undergirding neoliberal ideology. An figuring out of the enforcement of those company fiscal imperatives is still relevant to a severe dialogue of similar militarized traits in faculties, no matter if via responsibility and criteria, university safety, or different self-discipline established reforms.

Education as Enforcement elaborates upon the relevant arguments of the 1st version and updates readers on how fresh occasions have bolstered their endured unique relevance. as well as important updates to a number of unique chapters, this moment variation incorporates a new foreword via Henry Giroux, a brand new creation, and 4 new chapters that display the main modern expressions of the militarization and corporatization of schooling. New subject matters coated during this assortment contain zero-tolerance, international and moment language guideline within the post-9/11 context, the increase of single-sex school rooms, and the intersection of the militarization and corporatization of faculties below the Obama administration.

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New Orleans In the Thirties by Mary Lou Widmer

By Mary Lou Widmer

New Orleans within the Thirties deals a nostalgic view of lifestyles in New Orleans part a century in the past via photos and recollections. It used to be a time while Robert Maestri was once mayor, the St. Charles streetcar made an entire loop, and the Pelicans gained the Dixie sequence in baseball. furthermore, it used to be a time while medical professionals made condominium calls and girls donned gloves to move procuring. interesting interval images accompany intimate and loving descriptions of the Crescent urban of the thirties, taking pictures the temper and magic of that decade. This quantity brings to lifestyles the recent Orleans of the previous and permits the reader to discover-or rediscover-the personality of that point and position. The author's memories will entice non-New Orleanians, that's, to somebody who grew up in the United States in the course of the melancholy period. She recollects, for instance, the leisurely velocity of pre-television society during which radio held a powerfully designated function, in addition to the headline models of the day and the cultural mores that now could seem old fashioned to many. Mary Lou Widmer, a local New Orleanian, is president of the South Louisiana bankruptcy of Romance Writers of the US. She has written numerous articles for brand spanking new Orleans guides, and is the writer of evening Jasmine , appealing Crescent , and Lace Curtain . Widmer is additionally the writer of latest Orleans within the Twenties , New Orleans within the Forties , and New Orleans within the Fifties , all released through Pelican.

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Rock, Counterculture and the Avant-Garde, 1966–1970: How the by Doyle Greene

By Doyle Greene

The convergence of rock track, counterculture politics and avant-garde aesthetics within the past due Sixties underscored the careers of the Beatles, Frank Zappa and the moms of Invention, and the Velvet Underground.
This ebook examines those artists’ relationships to the old avant-garde (Artaud, Brecht, Dada) and neo–avant-garde (Warhol, Pop artwork, minimalism), contemplating their paintings in gentle of debates approximately modernism as opposed to postmodernism.
the writer analyzes the performers’ use of dissonance and noise inside of well known track, the position of social observation and debatable themes in songs, and the experiments with live performance and studio performance.
Albums mentioned comprise Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts membership Band, The White Album, Freak Out!, We’re in simple terms in It for the money, The Velvet Underground and Nico and White Light/White Heat, in addition to John Lennon’s collaborations with Yoko Ono, the Zappa-produced Trout masks Replica by way of Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band, and Nico’s The Marble Index.

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The Coppolas: A Family Business: A Family Business (Modern by Vincent LoBrutto,Harriet Morrison

By Vincent LoBrutto,Harriet Morrison

This attention-grabbing, behind-the-scenes examine a Hollywood dynasty bargains an in-depth research of the movies and artistry of iconic director Francis Ford Coppola and his daughter, Sofia, exploring their paintings and their impression on one another, either in my view and professionally.

• worthy notes and bibliography

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Umberto Eco and the Open Text: Semiotics, Fiction, Popular by Peter Bondanella

By Peter Bondanella

Umberto Eco is understood between teachers for his literary and cultural theories, and to a massive overseas viewers via his novels The identify of the Rose and Foucault's Pendulum. Peter Bondanella bargains the 1st complete examine in English of Eco's works. In transparent and available language, he lines the improvement of Eco's pursuits, from medieval aesthetics to semiotics to pop culture, and exhibits how Eco's personal fiction grows out of his literary and cultural theories. Bondanella additionally offers an entire bibliography of works via and approximately Eco, arguably the main recognized Italian author considering the fact that Dante.

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Improving What is Learned at University: An Exploration of by John T.E. Richardson

By John T.E. Richardson

Received the ‘highly recommended’ award by way of the Society for tutorial experiences for books released in 2010.

What is realized in universities this day? Is it what scholars count on to profit? Is it what universities say they examine? How some distance do the solutions to questions resembling those fluctuate in line with what, the place and the way one studies?

As larger schooling has extended, it has diverse either when it comes to its institutional kinds and the features of its scholars. although, what we don't recognize is the level to which it has additionally various when it comes to ‘what is learned’. during this booklet, the authors discover this query in the course of the voices of upper schooling scholars, utilizing empirical facts from scholars taking 15 various classes at various universities throughout 3 topic parts – bioscience, enterprise experiences and sociology. The learn concentrates at the scholars’ reviews, lives, hopes and aspirations whereas at collage via information from interviews and questionnaires, and this can be collated and assessed along the views in their academics and reputable info from the schools they attend.

Through this research the authors offer insights into ‘what is de facto realized at college’ and what kind of it differs among person scholars and the colleges they attend. Notions of ‘best’ or ‘top’ universities are challenged all through, and either diversities and commonalities of being a pupil are validated. Posing very important questions for greater schooling associations in regards to the reviews in their scholars and the implications for graduates and society, this ebook is compelling studying for all these excited about better schooling, offering conclusions which don't constantly keep on with traditional strains of thought of range and distinction in united kingdom greater education.

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At Pyramid Lake by Bernard Mergen

By Bernard Mergen

Pyramid Lake is likely one of the biggest lakes within the nice Basin, the terminus of the Truckee River flowing from Lake Tahoe into northern Nevada. This barren region oasis, with a floor sector of approximately 200 sq. miles, is a different geological characteristic and used to be domestic to the Paiute for millions of years prior to the arriving of explorer John C. Frémont in 1844.

For the Paiute, it was once a non secular middle that supplied life-sustaining assets, equivalent to the cui-ui, a fish targeted to the lake and now endangered. For the ranchers and farmers who settled on tribal lands, the waters that flowed into it have been essential to increase farm animals and plants. Mergen tells how those competing pursuits have interacted with the lake and with one another, from the Paiute conflict of 1860 to the current. The lake’s very lifestyles used to be threatened by means of dams and water diversion; it was once kept through tribal claims, favorable court docket judgements, better water legislation, and the increase of environmentalism.

At Pyramid Lake is ready greater than Indians and water wars, besides the fact that. it's the tale of railroads at the reservation and the function of federal, kingdom, and personal teams drawn to sportfishing. it's approximately scientists, artists, and travelers who have been captivated via the lake’s good looks. ultimately, it's also a narrative of the lake as a spot of religious renewal and social gathering. Mergen grew up close to its shorelines within the Nineteen Forties and again usually over the years. during this cultural heritage, he combines his own remembrances with different resource fabric, together with novels, poetry, newspaper and journal journalism, unpublished manuscripts, and personal conversations, to color a desirable portrait of 1 of Nevada’s common wonders.

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Speculative Blackness: The Future of Race in Science Fiction by André M. Carrington

By André M. Carrington

In Speculative Blackness, André M. Carrington analyzes the hugely racialized style of speculative fiction—including technological know-how fiction, myth, and utopian works, besides their fan cultures—to illustrate the connection among style conventions in media and the meanings ascribed to blackness within the renowned imagination.

Carrington’s argument approximately authorship, fandom, and race in a style that has been either marginalized and celebrated bargains a black viewpoint on iconic works of technological know-how fiction. He examines the profession of actor Nichelle Nichols, who portrayed the nature Uhura within the unique Star Trek television sequence and later turned a recruiter for NASA, and the spin-off sequence Star Trek: Deep area Nine, set on an area station commanded via a black captain. He recovers a pivotal yet ignored second in Fifties technological know-how fiction fandom within which readers and writers of fanzines faced problems with race through facing a fictitious black fan author and wondering the relevance of race to his ostensible contributions to the 'zines. Carrington mines the productions of surprise comics and the black-owned comics writer Milestone Media, really the representations of black sexuality in its flagship name, Icon. He additionally interrogates on-line fan fiction approximately black British ladies in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the Harry Potter series.

all through this nuanced research, Carrington theorizes the connection among race and style in cultural construction, revealing new understandings of the importance of blackness in twentieth-century American literature and culture.

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