Download E-books Shapely Ankle Preferr'd: A History of the Lonely Hearts Ad, 1695-2010 PDF

What do girls search for in a guy? And what do males search for in a girl? and the way and why has this replaced over the centuries? a week hundreds of thousands of individuals promote it for romance both in newspapers, magazines or on-line. but when you think that this can be a smooth phenomenon, reconsider - the advertisements were working for over 300 years. From the 1st advert in 1695 from a tender gentleman who 'would willingly fit himself to a couple sturdy younger Gentlewoman, that has a Fortune of GBP3000 or thereabouts' to the GSOH, WLTM and on-line relationship of more moderen years, every one advert is a photograph of its age. the result's a startling background of intercourse, marriage and society over 3 centuries - hilarious and heartbreaking through flip.

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Download E-books Women and Popular Music: Sexuality, Identity and Subjectivity PDF

By Sheila Whiteley

Women and well known Music explores the altering function of girls musicians and the ways that their songs resonate in pop culture. Sheila Whiteley starts by way of interpreting the counter-culture's reactionary attitudes to ladies during the lyrics of The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. She explores the ways that artists like Joplin and Joni Mitchell faced problems with sexuality and freedom, redefining women's participation within the undefined, and assesses the non-public fee in their achievements. She considers how stars similar to Annie Lennox, Madonna and k.d. lang have faced problems with gender stereotyping and sexuality, via pop video clips for 'Justify My Love' and 'Sweet goals (Are made from This)', and appears on the enduring value of the singer-songwriter via artists comparable to Tracey Chapman. finally, she assesses the contribution of latest artists together with Tori Amos, P.J. Harvey and Courtney Love, and asks no matter if the Spice women are only a 'cartoon feminist pop staff' or in the event that they offer confident position types for teenage ladies.

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Download E-books Watching the English: The Hidden Rules of English Behaviour PDF

By Kate Fox

A runaway bestseller within the united kingdom, Watching the English is now on hand within the U.S. for the 1st time! Witty and clever, Kate Fox finds the quirks, conduct, and foibles of the English humans. placing the nationwide personality less than her microscope, Fox explores this unusual and engaging tradition, ruled through a fancy set of unstated ideas and a strange code of behavior. via anthropological research and a sequence of unorthodox experiments (often utilizing herself as a reluctant guinea-pig), Fox discovers what those unwritten codes let us know approximately Englishness: the foundations of weather-speak, the ironic-gnome rule, the reflex apology rule, the paranoid-pantomime rule, type anxiousness assessments, and the money-talk taboo, between others. Watching the English is a biting, affectionate, insightful, and sometimes hilarious examine English society.

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Download E-books Master and Servant: Love and Labour in the English Industrial Age (Cambridge Social and Cultural Histories) PDF

By Carolyn Steedman

Prime historian Carolyn Steedman deals a desirable and compelling account of affection, lifestyles and family carrier in eighteenth-century England. This e-book, positioned within the neighborhood and chronological epicentre of E. P. Thompson's The Making of the English operating type and Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights, specializes in the connection among a Church of britain clergyman (the grasp of the identify) and his pregnant maidservant within the past due eighteenth century. This case-study of individuals behaving in methods relatively opposite to the normal old account sheds new mild at the a lot wider old questions of Anglicanism as social inspiration, the industrial background of the commercial revolution, family carrier, the terrible legislations, literacy, schooling, and the very making of the English operating type. It bargains a distinct meditation at the courting among heritage and literature and may be of curiosity to students and scholars of business England, social and cultural background and English literature.

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Download E-books Culture and Materialism (Radical Thinkers) PDF

By Raymond Williams

Raymond Williams is a towering presence in cultural stories, most significantly because the founding father of the apporach that has emerge as often called “cultural materialism.” but Williams’s technique used to be continually open-ended and fluid, and this quantity collects jointly his most important paintings from over a twenty-year peiod within which he wrestled with the ideas of materialism and tradition and their interrelationship. apart from his extra without delay theoretical texts, notwithstanding, case-studies of theatrical naturalism, the Bloomsbury workforce, ads, technology fiction, and the Welsh novel also are integrated as illustrations of the tactic at paintings. eventually, Williams’s id as an energetic socialist, instead of easily an instructional, is captured by means of unambiguously political items at the prior, current and way forward for Marxism.

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Download E-books Stuart Hall: Critical Dialogues in Cultural Studies (Comedia) PDF

Stuart Hall's paintings has been relevant to the formation and improvement of cultural stories as a global self-discipline. Stuart corridor: severe Dialogues in Cultural experiences is a useful number of writings via and approximately Stuart corridor. The booklet presents a consultant number of Hall's vastly influential writings on cultural stories and its issues: the connection with Marxism; postmodernism and 'New instances' in cultural and political suggestion; the improvement of cultural stories as a world and postcolonial phenomenon, and Hall's engagement with pressing and abiding questions of 'race', ethnicity and identity.
In addition to proposing vintage writings via corridor and new interviews with corridor in discussion with Kuan-Hsing Chen, the gathering, together with paintings via Angela McRobbie, Kobena Mercer, John Fiske, Charlotte Brunsdon, Ien Ang and Isaac Julien, presents an in depth research of Hall's paintings and his contribution to the advance of cultural experiences through top cultural critics and cultural practitioners. The e-book additionally incorporates a accomplished bibliography of Stuart Hall's writings.

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Download E-books The Age of Kali: Indian Travels and Encounters PDF

By William Dalrymple

In Sri Lanka, Pakistan and India itself, William Dalrymple searches for facts of Kali Yug, the Hindu 'age of darkness.' Venturing to locations not often visited via foreigners, he travels deep into guerilla territory with the Tamil Tigers, visits Benazir Bhutto and meets the drug lords of the North West Frontier. He unveils a areas the place the strengths and difficulties of either modernity and culture stay to be reconciled. the result's this engrossing, eagle-eyed and totally spell binding collection.

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Download E-books American Ugly: Appearance and Aesthetics in Cultures of U.S. Nationalism, 1848-1915 PDF

By Tracy Anne Sachtjen

This undertaking brings jointly an research of local heritage, commercial capitalism, and U.S. empire to argue that ugliness---much greater than a personal drawback among somebody and her mirror---became a mode of justifying keep watch over over the folks and locations remodeled via the commercial methods of nineteenth-century enlargement. This dissertation engages ugliness as a ancient formation to research how its repeated invocation in well known cultures supplied a simple avatar of terrible distinction opposed to which a nationalist physique might be respected. Ugliness detailed a physique so misplaced or outpaced by way of sleek beliefs that exclusion grew to become the answer to nationalized clash. during this method, metaphors of visual appeal and aesthetic worth buttressed the present rhetoric of growth. This undertaking contributes to the learn of nationalist formation and embodiment via illuminating gender as a prop for racial abjection.

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Download E-books Media, Politics and the Network Society (Issues in Cultural and Media Studies (Paperback)) PDF

By Robert Hassan

The suffusion of the financial system, tradition, and society with electronic interconnectivity is called the community society. during this cutting edge ebook, Robert Hassan unpacks the dynamics of this new info order and exhibits how media and politics were affected. Drawing on principles from media concept, cultural stories, and the politics of the newly evolving “networked civil society,” Hassan argues that the community society is shot-through with contradictions and in a kingdom of deep flux.

Vital studying for these wishing to appreciate the community society. For undergraduate and postgraduate scholars of media, politics, and coverage, and basic reading.

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Download E-books Medium Cool: Music Videos from Soundies to Cellphones PDF

Music movies can be found on extra channels, in additional codecs, and in additional international locations than ever prior to. whereas MTV—the community that brought tune video to so much viewers—is relocating clear of tune video programming, different media advancements sign the durability and dynamism of the shape. between those are the proliferation of niche-based cable and satellite tv for pc channels, the globalization of song video construction and programming, and the provision of video clips not only on tv but additionally through cellphones, DVDs, greater CDs, PDAs, and the web. within the context of this remodeled media panorama, Medium Cool showcases a brand new new release of scholarship on song video. students of movie, media, and track revisit and revise present examine as they supply traditionally and theoretically expansive new views on song video as a cultural form.

The essays tackle a number themes, together with questions of authenticity, the strain among high-art affects and mass-cultural attraction, the prehistory of song video, and the construction and dissemination of song video clips outdoor the U.S.. one of the 13 essays are a attention of the way the rapper Jay-Z makes use of track video because the fundamental web site for acting, solidifying, and discarding his quite a few personas; an exam of the new emergence of indigenous track video creation in Papua New Guinea; and an research of the cultural concerns being negotiated inside of Finland’s constructing track video undefined. individuals discover precursors to modern song movies, together with Nineteen Fifties track tv courses corresponding to American Bandstand, Elvis’s the world over broadcast 1973 Aloha from Hawaii live performance, and varieties of brief musical motion pictures which may be seen in “musical jukeboxes” of the Nineteen Forties and Nineteen Sixties. even if theorizing track video in connection to postmodernism or rethinking the relation among sound and the visible photo, the essays in Medium Cool reveal track video as wealthy terrain for extra scholarly investigation.

Contributors. Roger Beebe, Norma Coates, Kay Dickinson, Cynthia Fuchs, Philip Hayward, Amy Herzog, Antti-Ville Kärjä, Melissa McCartney, Jason Middleton, Lisa Parks, Kip Pegley, Maureen Turim, Carol Vernallis, Warren Zanes

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