Category: Popular Culture

Psychotropic Drugs and Popular Culture: Essays on Medicine, by Lawrence C. Rubin

By Lawrence C. Rubin

Psychotropic drugs—those meant to alter moods, numb nervousness, calm children—are pervasive in American tradition. References are in all places: not only in print and digital ads yet in tv convey discussion, video clips, tune lyrics, and on ads paraphernalia like notepads, wall clocks, mouse pads, espresso mugs, pens and pencils. The authors during this compilation of essays on psychotropic medicinal drugs and mass tradition contend that society has been reworked into an asylum with no walls—a “psychotropia.” With every one new definition of a psychological affliction, a brand new treatment is on the market, expanding the variety of inmates during this without boundary lines asylum and blurring the traces among psychological overall healthiness and psychological illness.
8 essays probe this factor, with an advent and end via the editor. The creation frames the subject within the dehumanized asylums delivered to mild in 1961 via sociologist Erving Goffman, and in writer Marshall McLuhan’s caution to not be seduced by way of the media. Essay themes disguise: how psychotropia got here to be; drug portrayal in Hollywood; ads in our on-line world and the postmodern situation; the advertisements insanity that promotes larger residing via chemistry; nutrients as medication; the track tradition of psychotropia; childrens and psychotropic medicinal drugs; and stereotypes and manipulation in mass marketing.
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The Birth of Top 40 Radio: The Storz Stations’ Revolution of by Richard W. Fatherley,David T. MacFarland

By Richard W. Fatherley,David T. MacFarland

“Top forty” used to be the preeminent American radio structure of the Nineteen Fifties and Sixties. even though a number of radio station crew proprietors provided their very own models of the structure, the AM stations owned via Todd Storz and his father have been said because the important builders of best forty radio, and the leading movers in making it a national rankings and profit success.
The Storz Stations in St. Louis, Omaha, New Orleans, Minneapolis–St. Paul, Kansas urban, Oklahoma urban and Miami are profiled during this booklet, as are numerous Storz air personalities and bosses. an in depth bankruptcy examines the original “Storz Station sound,” revealing the complexity of what detractors portrayed as a simplistic structure. one other covers Storz ads in radio alternate magazines, which cemented the company’s snapshot because the format’s so much winning station workforce and best forty because the dominant programming of the day. There are wide quotations from the memoirs of numerous of the founders of the format.

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Frei.Wild (German Edition) by Klaus Farin

By Klaus Farin

Frei.Wild provoziert und polarisiert die öffentliche Meinung wie keine andere deutschsprachige Band, aber kaum eine andere ist derzeit auch so erfolgreich. Klaus Farin hat nicht nur die vier Musiker zwei Jahre lang immer wieder getroffen, sie auf journey begleitet und in Südtirol besucht und interviewt, sondern auch mehr als 4.000 enthusiasts der Band befragt, mit Historikern und Frei.Wild-Kritiker_innen gesprochen. So ist dieses Buch nicht nur eine Band-Biografie geworden, sondern zugleich auch eine der größten Fan-Studien, eine Auseinandersetzung mit dem neu erwachten Regionalismus in Europa und der Wirkung und Bedeutung von Musik, mit Mediendarstellungen und Vorurteilen. Eine Heimatgeschichte der besonderen paintings zwischen Rock'n'Roll und Patriotismus, Freiheit und Faschismus, Glaube und Popkultur.

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Paper Dolls: Fragile Figures, Enduring Symbols by Katherine H. Adams,Michael L. Keene

By Katherine H. Adams,Michael L. Keene

 Paper dolls might sound the peak of simplicity—quaint yet basic toys, not anything extra. yet in the course of the centuries paper figures have mirrored non secular and political views, notions of woman­hood, motherhood and kin, the dictates of style, ways to schooling, person self-image and vanity, and concepts approximately loss of life. This publication examines paper dolls and their symbolism—from icons made through clergymen in old China to printable Kim Kardashians at the Internet—to exhibit how those ephemeral items have a permanent and occasionally outstanding presence in heritage and culture.

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Theories of the Information Society (International Library by Frank Webster

By Frank Webster

Information is thought of as a distinguishing function of our international. the place as soon as economies have been outfitted on and conquest, we're now a part of a world details economic system. Pervasive media, increasing details occupations and the improvement of the web persuade many who residing in a data Society is the future people all. Coping in an period of knowledge flows, of digital relationships and breakneck swap poses demanding situations to 1 and all.

In Theories of the knowledge Society Frank Webster units out to make feel of the knowledge explosion, taking a sceptical examine what thinkers suggest after they confer with the knowledge Society, and significantly reading the key post-war methods to informational improvement. The fourth version of this vintage learn brings it modern with new learn and with social and technological alterations – from the ‘Twitter Revolutions’ of North Africa, to monetary crises that brought the worst recession in a existence time, to the emergence of social media and running a blog – and reassesses the paintings of key theorists in the light of those changes.

More outspoken than in past variants, Webster urges abandonment of data Society situations, who prefer research of the informatization of original relationships. This interdisciplinary booklet is key studying for these attempting to make experience of social and technological swap within the post-war period. It addresses problems with relevant trouble to scholars of sociology, politics, geography, communications, info technology, cultural stories, computing and librarianship.

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"To the 5 Boroughs": Hip Hop as Cultural Movement in New by Andreas Jakob

By Andreas Jakob

Hip Hop and rap tune are the objective of ongoing feedback. either are usually accused of being misogynous and glorifying violence, drug intake and crime. during this publication Andreas Jakob makes an attempt to color a extra differentiated photograph of Hip Hop tradition. In doing so, he touches upon various points of this multi-faceted phenomenon: Readers find out about the industrial luck of Hip Hop in addition to approximately its origins within the manhattan boroughs of Brooklyn and the Bronx within the Nineteen Seventies. Jakob relates Hip Hop to famous options of Cultural stories and discusses a handpicked choice of hip hop lyrics which specialise in subject matters except crime or intercourse. ultimately, similar advancements similar to Poetry Slam tradition, white Hip Hop in addition to rap tune from lady artists are brought briefly.

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Mediated Images of the South: The Portrayal of Dixie in by Alison Slade,Dedria Givens-Carroll,Amber J., Narro,Wendy

By Alison Slade,Dedria Givens-Carroll,Amber J., Narro,Wendy Atkins-Sayre,Burton P. Buchanan ,Franklin E., Jr. Forts,Mark Glantz,Michael P. Graves,Joshua Stockley,John W. Sutherlin,Kevin A. Unter,Jason Waite

Mediated photographs of the South: The Portrayal of Dixie in renowned Culture, edited by way of Alison F. Slade, Dedria Givens-Carroll and Amber J. Narro, is an anthology that explores the influence of a twin of the Southerner inside mass communique and pop culture. The members provide a latest research of the Southerner within the media. normally, past literature situates those media photographs some time past, so much particularly via old analyses of the Southerner throughout the Civil Rights flow. Mediated photos of the South breaks out of the field of the Nineteen Sixties and Nineteen Seventies by way of together with the latest and modern cultural examples of the Southerner. This booklet represents a protracted late research of these photos, from either the prior and the current. furthermore, the discussions usually are not constrained to at least one style of media, yet give you the reader with a chance to work out how far-reaching the parable of the Southerner and the Southern snapshot is in American society. whereas there's a lengthy record of profitable southern politicians, old figures, businessmen and ladies, actors and actresses, activities figures and different nationwide and global leaders, Slade, Givens-Carroll, and Narro locate that there's nonetheless paintings to be performed to offer southerners as able and educated.

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World Cinemas, Transnational Perspectives (AFI Film Readers) by Nataša Durovicová,Kathleen E. Newman

By Nataša Durovicová,Kathleen E. Newman

SCMS Award Winner "Best Edited Collection"

The common analytical classification of "national cinema" has more and more been referred to as into query by way of the class of the "transnational." This anthology examines the premises and outcomes of the coexistence of those different types and the parameters of historiographical techniques that move the borders of realms. the 3 sections of World Cinemas, Transnational Perspectives disguise the geopolitical imaginary, transnational cinematic associations, and the asymmetric move of phrases and photographs.

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Forest of Tigers: People, Politics and Environment in the by Annu Jalais

By Annu Jalais

Acclaimed for its exact atmosphere and Royal Bengal tigers, the mangrove islands that include the Sundarbans quarter of the Bengal delta are the environment for this pioneering anthropological paintings. the foremost query that the writer explores is: what do tigers suggest for the islanders of the Sundarbans? the varied origins and present occupations of the neighborhood inhabitants produce assorted solutions to this query – yet for all, ‘the tiger query’ is an important social marker. excess of via caste, tribe or faith, the Sundarbans islanders articulate their social destinations and interactions through connection with the non-human international – the woodland and its terrifying protagonist, the man-eating tiger.

The ebook combines wealthy ethnography on a little-known sector with modern theoretical insights to supply a brand new body of connection with comprehend social relatives within the Indian subcontinent. it will likely be of curiosity to students and scholars of anthropology, sociology, improvement experiences, faith and cultural reports, in addition to these engaged on setting, conservation, the kingdom and concerns in relation to discrimination and marginality.

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