Download Upstaging the Cold War: American Dissent and Cultural by Andrew J. Falk PDF

By Andrew J. Falk

Conventional interpretations of the Nineteen Fifties have emphasised how American anti-communists deployed censorship and the blacklist to silence dissent, rather within the realm of overseas coverage. but as Andrew J. Falk demonstrates, these efforts at repression didn't continuously prevail. through the early years of the chilly warfare, an important variety of writers and performers persisted to specific arguable perspectives approximately diplomacy in Hollywood motion pictures, in the course of the new medium of tv, at the Broadway level, and from at the back of the scenes.
By selling superpower cooperation, decolonization, nuclear disarmament, and different taboo motives, dissident artists reminiscent of Lillian Hellman, Arthur Miller, Rod Serling, Dalton Trumbo, Reginald Rose, and Paddy Chayefsky controlled either to stretch the limits of chilly warfare ideology and to undermine a few of its simple assumptions. operating now and then lower than assumed names and from time to time outdoors the USA, they took at the position of casual diplomats who competed with Washington in representing the United States to the realm.
Ironically, the dissidents overseas charm ultimately persuaded the U.S. international coverage institution that their unconventional perspectives should be an asset within the chilly struggle contest for hearts and minds, and their creative paintings a good capability to promote American values and tradition in another country. via the tip of the Fifties, Falk exhibits, the Eisenhower management not just appropriated the paintings of those gifted artists yet enlisted a few of them to function authentic voices of chilly conflict cultural international relations.

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Download Symbols that Stand for Themselves by Roy Wagner PDF

By Roy Wagner

This very important new paintings by means of Roy Wagner is ready the autonomy of symbols and their position in developing tradition. Its argument, expected within the author's past e-book, The Invention of Culture, is immediately symbolic, philosophical, and evolutionary: which means is a kind of notion to which humans are bodily and mentally tailored. utilizing examples from his a long time of study one of the Daribi humans of recent Guinea in addition to from Western tradition, Wagner methods the query of the construction of which means by way of interpreting the nonreferential traits of symbols—such as their aesthetic and formal properties—that permit symbols to face for themselves.

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Download In the Flesh: The Cultural Politics of Body Modification by Victoria Pitts PDF

By Victoria Pitts

The Nineties observed the dramatic upward thrust of extraordinary types of physique amendment, which integrated the tattoo renaissance and the increase in physique piercing, the emergence of neo-tribal practices like scarification and flesh placing, and the discovery of recent, high-tech sorts of physique artwork like subdermal implants. This e-book, in response to years of interviews with physique modifiers through the usa, is either sympathetic and significant and gives the main accomplished examine this phenomenon. From punk rock to "modern primitives," from queer sadomasochism to cyberpunks, sociologist Victoria Pitts presents perception into the whole variety of physique amendment subcultures. no matter if via turning themselves into lady punks, neo-tribal "primitives" or technological know-how fiction cyborgs, physique modifiers are engaged within the undertaking of "reclaiming" their our bodies from the laptop of contemporary existence. Pitts explores the connections among physique amendment and modern struggles over intercourse and gender, and frequent attitudes approximately identification, intake, and the body.

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Download Pierre Bourdieu and Cultural Theory: Critical Investigations by Bridget Fowler PDF

By Bridget Fowler

This is often the 1st finished description of Pierre Bourdieu's thought of tradition and habitus. in the wider highbrow context of Bourdieu's paintings, this e-book offers a scientific examining of his evaluate of the position of `cultural capital' within the construction and intake of symbolic items. Bridget Fowler outlines the main severe debates that tell Bourdieu's paintings. She introduces his contemporary remedy of the foundations of paintings, explains the significance of his inspiration of capital - monetary and social, symbolic and cultural - and defines such keyword phrases as habitus, perform and technique, valid tradition, renowned paintings and contrast. The ebook focuses quite on Bourdieu's account of the character of capit

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By various

AHP's 2013 annual assortment comprises five unique study articles, 7 new items of fiction, & 20 stories of contemporary books. ARTICLES. Ian G Baird-Shifting Contexts & Performances: The Brao-Kavet & Their Sacred Mountains in Northeast Cambodia. Dpa' mo skyid-The 'Descent of Blessings': Ecstasy & Revival one of the Tibetan Bon groups of Reb gong. Gerong Pincuo & Henrëtte Daudey-Too a lot Loving-kindness to pay off: Funeral Speeches of the Wenquan Pumi. Wang Shiyong-Towards a Localized improvement method for Tibetan components in China. William Noseworthy-The Cham's First Highland Sovereign-Po Romé (r. 1627-1651). FICTION. Bsod nams 'gyur med-Folktales from Gcig sgril. Lhundrom-Longing for Snow-covered Peaks: Deity ownership within the Philippines. Thub bstan-Elopement. Ba Lobsang Gonbo-Love in Shambala. Pad+ma skyabs-The rate of a Thesis. Pad ma rin chen-Scattered thoughts of a Misspent early life & clash. experiences. 20 new books on Tibetan, Mongolian, chinese language, & Highland Southeast Asian reports.

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Download At Home with the Empire: Metropolitan Culture and the by Catherine Hall, Sonya O. Rose PDF

By Catherine Hall, Sonya O. Rose

This pioneering quantity addresses the query of the way Britain's empire was once lived via daily practices - in church and chapel, through readers at domestic, as embodied in sexualities or varieties of citizenship, as narrated in histories - from the eighteenth century to the current. best historians discover the imperial adventure and legacy for these situated, bodily or imaginatively, 'at home,' from the impression of empire on structures of womanhood, masculinity and sophistication to its impact in shaping literature, sexuality, visible tradition, intake and history-writing. They examine how humans proposal imperially, no longer within the experience of political affiliations for or opposed to empire, yet easily assuming it was once there, a part of the given international that had made them who they have been. additionally they exhibit how empire grew to become a contentious concentration of awareness at definite moments and particularly methods. it will be crucial interpreting for students and scholars of recent Britain and its empire.

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Download Cultural Anthropology: Global Forces, Local Lives by Jack David Eller PDF

By Jack David Eller

Cultural Anthropology: international Forces, neighborhood Lives provides all of the key parts of cultural anthropology in addition to delivering unique and nuanced insurance of present and state of the art issues. a very transparent and readable creation, it is helping scholars comprehend the appliance of anthropological thoughts to the modern international and way of life. Thorough therapy is given during the textual content to concerns equivalent to globalization, colonialism, ethnicity, nationalism, neoliberalism, and the state.

Changes for the 3rd variation comprise a new bankruptcy on clinical anthropology and an up-to-date variety of circumstances reports with a clean thematic specialise in China. The publication incorporates a variety of positive factors to aid pupil studying, including:

A wealth of colour images
Definitions of keyword phrases and additional studying feedback within the margins
Summaries on the finish of each chapter
An vast word list, bibliography and index.
Further assets are supplied through a finished better half site.

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