Category: Popular Culture

Sons And Daughters Of Los: Culture And Community In L.A. by David E. James

By David E. James

la. A urban that's synonymous with famous person and mass-market tradition, is additionally, in response to David James, synonymous with social alienation and dispersal. within the groups of l. a., artists, cultural associations and actions exist in ways in which are frequently hid from sight, obscured by means of the strong presence of Hollywood and its machinations. during this major number of unique essays, "The little children of Los" reconstructs the town of la with new cultural connections. Explored listed below are the groups that supply possible choices to the image of L.A. as a conglomeration of studios and mass media. every one essay examines a specific piece of, or position in, la cultural lifestyles: from the past Baroque Poetry origin, the Woman's development, to Highways, and LACE, in addition to the achievements of those grassroots projects. additionally integrated is necessary observation on vital artists, together with Harry Gamboa, Jr., and others whose paintings have performed a lot to form pop culture in L.A.
The cumulative influence of interpreting this booklet is to work out a truly assorted urban take form, one whose cultural panorama is much extra leading edge and reflective of the range of the city's humans than mainstream notions of it recommend. "The little kids of Los" bargains a significant and complex photograph of ways tradition performs itself it out at the smallest scale in a single of the biggest metropolises in the world contributing to a richer, extra textured knowing of the vibrancy of city lifestyles and paintings. writer word: David E. James is Professor within the tuition of Cinema-Television on the college of Southern California. he's the writer or editor of 5 books, together with, so much lately, "Power Misses: Essays throughout (Un)Popular Culture".

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Kreativität und moderne Kommunikationsmedien (German by Yvonne Weber

By Yvonne Weber

Diplomarbeit aus dem Jahr 2007 im Fachbereich Soziologie - Medien, Kunst, Musik, observe: 2,0, Technische Universität Chemnitz (Philosophische Fakultät), seventy five Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, summary: Das Thema dieser Arbeit behandelt Kreativität in Verbindung mit modernen Kommunikationsmedien. In einem theoretischen Teil wird der Kreativitätsbegriff aus psychologischer Sicht erklärt. Danach soll eine Studentenumfrage Aufschluss über das Ausmaß künstlerischer Kreativität im Zusammenhang mit modernen Kommunikationsmedien geben. Dabei werden drei verschiedene Studienbereiche voneinander unterschieden.

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Luxury and Legitimation: Royal Collecting in Ancient by Allison Karmel Thomason

By Allison Karmel Thomason

using a number of historic resources, together with cuneiform texts, photographs and archaeological reveals, luxurious and Legitimation explores how the accumulating of luxurious gadgets contributed to the formation of royal identification in a single of the world's oldest civilizations, historic Mesopotamia (modern Iraq). Allison Thomason makes an important and well timed contribution to the themes of amassing and fabric tradition experiences by means of bringing a brand new realizing to the political, cultural and social associations of an enormous pre-Classical, non-Western civilization.

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Ayahuasca: The Visionary and Healing Powers of the Vine of by Joan Parisi Wilcox

By Joan Parisi Wilcox

A accomplished autobiographical account of the remodeling studies attainable with ayahuasca

• finds the protocols of a standard ayahuasca retreat and the significance of its ritual vitamin, isolation, and sacred songs

• Relates an intensive own account of the normal indigenous use of ayahuasca for therapeutic and revelation

Ayahuasca: The Visionary and therapeutic Powers of the Vine of the Soul is an autobiographical account of the author’s paintings with ayahuasca, a effective and sacred plant brew of the Amazon quarter that's identified for its striking visionary and therapeutic powers. As she discovered from her event, with assistance from ayahuasca we will snatch our paradoxical nature, step one to popularity of ourselves in either our excellent and darkish points. Ayahuasca teaches us the right way to free up the illusions we carry approximately ourselves and makes it attainable to combine our many diversified features to obtain our actual energy.

This e-book unearths the ritual protocols that has to be ahead of participating of ayahuasca, together with the conventional preparatory “diet”--which calls for enduring austere stipulations, isolation, and in basic terms small quantities of bland nutrition prior to receiving the powers of the plant spirit from an ayahuasquero, a therapeutic master--and the sacred songs, icaros, which are sung whilst imbibing the substance. even supposing using ayahuasca is becoming between “underground” religious seekers and during the burgeoning ayahuasca tourism exchange in South the USA, few of its seekers know the way it really is used regularly and the significance of the rituals the indigenous humans stick to. With this publication, the writer hopes to revive the significance of those indigenous practices in order that we may perhaps really comprehend all of the presents of ayahuasca.

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The Soul of Anime: Collaborative Creativity and Japan's by Ian Condry

By Ian Condry

In The Soul of Anime, Ian Condry explores the emergence of anime, eastern lively movie and tv, as an international cultural phenomenon. Drawing on ethnographic study, together with interviews with artists at a few of Tokyo's best animation studios—such as Madhouse, Gonzo, Aniplex, and Studio Ghibli—Condry discusses how anime's fictional characters and worlds turn into structures for collaborative creativity. He argues that the worldwide good fortune of eastern animation has grown out of a collective social strength that operates throughout industries—including those who produce movie, tv, manga (comic books), and toys and different approved merchandise—and connects fanatics to the creators of anime. For Condry, this collective social strength is the soul of anime.

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Performing Identity. Geschlechterkonstruktionen in populären by Carla Schriever,Katharina Thomé

By Carla Schriever,Katharina Thomé

Sammelband aus dem Jahr 2016 im Fachbereich Soziologie - Medien, Kunst, Musik, Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg, Sprache: Deutsch, summary: Musikvideos haben sich als ein globales Massenphänomen etabliert. Milliarden von Rezipienten konsumieren diese video clips auf Plattformen wie YouTube oder Clipfish, denn das Medium ist für jede_n frei verfügbar, der_die einen Internetzugang besitzt. Die video clips überzeugen durch ihre ansprechende Bild-Text-Sprache und unterstreichen durch visuelle Mittel die Hauptaussagen des jeweiligen Songs. Die Bandbreite der zu decodierenden Stilmittel kann vom Outfit bis zum Kulissenbild reichen.

In jedem Fall bereichern die visuellen Codes die Aussagekraft von video clips. Welche spezifischen Botschaften die Rezipierenden jedoch entschlüsseln, hängt vom Wissensstand und der Disposition der Betrachter ab. Oftmals werden die wahrgenommenen und interpretierten Signale und Zeichen verinnerlicht. Diese im Musikvideo unterschwelligen Botschaften vermitteln starke Aussagen über Geschlechterrollen. Es werden Informationen und Zuschreibungen über die Geschlechter transportiert. Diese Darstellung (doing gender) findet zwangsläufig in jedem Musikvideo statt, wobei sich eine Vielzahl der video clips auf die Heteronormativität beruft. Zudem wird in bestimmten Genres wie Hip-Hop dieses dualistische method durch Hypermaskulinität und Hyperfeminität verstärkt.

Ansätze, die diese Geschlechterrollen kritisieren, finden sich selten in populären Clips. Auf der anderen Seite dienen Musikvideos als Identifikationsvorlage. Nach dem Prinzip intercourse sells werden Lust und Begehren erzeugt, Emotionen vorgegeben und somit Identifikationen angeboten. Dieses geschieht nicht zuletzt durch das Thematisieren von Phantasien, Wünschen und Ängsten der Rezipienten. Der jeweilige Stil wird aus dem Musikvideo kopiert und übernommen. Stars werden verehrt und zu Idolen gemacht. Es gibt zahlreiche Jugendkulturen, deren Gründung auf einzelne Musikvideos zurückzuführen ist.

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Inventology: How We Dream Up Things That Change the World by Pagan Kennedy

By Pagan Kennedy

Find out the place nice rules come from.

A businessman struggles together with his baggage at an airport and pioneers the wheeled suitcase. An engineer watches humans utilizing walkie-talkies and goals up the cellular phone. A printer is annoyed by means of his unpredictable inks and creates the Pantone color system.

Why have been those specific humans in a position to determine an issue, and the way did they observe the suggestions that everybody else ignored? the place precisely did their nice rules come from, and the way did they pass approximately making them a reality?

In pursuit of solutions, Pagan Kennedy has spent her occupation studying the inventive approach, interviewing inventors and engineers, scientists, psychologists and economists in a bid to appreciate how we create. In Inventology Kennedy collects their knowledge and explores a sequence of landmark innovations, taking us throughout the procedures wherein we've got come to dream up new items and applied sciences, and conceived ideas to ‘impossible’ problems.

A must-read for an individual who's excited about mind's eye, layout and innovation, Inventology will motivate and entertain, and may provide help to develop into extra creative.

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Prehistoric Monsters: The Real and Imagined Creatures of the by Allen A. Debus

By Allen A. Debus

Over centuries, discoveries of fossil bones spawned legends of monsters comparable to giants and dragons. because the box of earth sciences matured in the course of the nineteenth century, early fossilists won realizing of prehistoric creatures akin to Tyrannosaurus, Triceratops and Stegosaurus. This old research examines how those actual beasts morphed within the public mind's eye into legendary, robust engines of destruction and harbingers of cataclysm, taking their position in pop culture, movie, and literature as symbols of “lost worlds” the place time stands still.

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The Pedagogies and Politics of Liking (Routledge Critical by Adam Greteman,Kevin J. Burke

By Adam Greteman,Kevin J. Burke

This booklet explores the utilization and value of the observe "like" throughout a variety of disciplines, focusing specifically on its impression in schooling and pedagogy. From the arrival of the "like button" on fb to the typical verbal tic, liking has develop into a vital part of our daily lives. by means of drawing on feminist, queer, and different severe traditions, the authors review this phenomenon on the way to interrogate its historical past, its linguistic functionality, its function in exertions and economics, and its ties to, and separation from, faith. because the concept of "like" turns into increasingly more ubiquitous, this serious quantity demonstrates the necessity to contemplate like, liking, and likeability whilst brooding about the associations that effect us day-by-day.

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The Bowling Chronicles: Collected Writings of Dr. Jake by J.R. Schmidt

By J.R. Schmidt

thousands of individuals bowl but few understand a lot approximately bowling’s wealthy heritage. For greater than 25 years, J.R. “Dr. Jake” Schmidt has been recounting that heritage in Bowlers magazine International with power and aspect. This choice of ninety of his vintage articles provides photographs of Dick Weber, Don Carter, Marion Ladewig and different tenpin immortals. nice suits and tournaments are recalled, besides little-known and forgotten stories—the bowling ball that went world wide, the three hundred video game that took every week to accomplish, the symphony live performance that featured a bowler rolling opposed to pins on degree, the touring hustler who handed himself off as a German nobleman, the baseball corridor of Famer who gained a countrywide bowling championship, and lots more and plenty more.

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