By David E. James
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".
By Yvonne Weber
By Allison Karmel Thomason
By Joan Parisi Wilcox
• 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.
By Ian Condry
By Carla Schriever,Katharina Thomé
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.
By Pagan Kennedy
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.
By Allen A. Debus
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.
By J.R. Schmidt