Making Camp: Rhetorics of Transgression in U.S. Popular Culture (Albma Rhetoric Cult & Soc Crit)

By Helene A. Shugart

Making Camp examines the rhetoric and conventions of “camp” in modern pop culture and the methods it either subverts and is co-opted through mainstream ideology and discourse, specially because it relates to problems with gender and sexuality.

 

Camp has lengthy been aligned with homosexual male tradition and function. Helene Shugart and Catherine Waggoner contend that camp within the renowned media—whether visible, dramatic, or musical—is both pervasive. whereas aesthetic and performative in nature, the authors argue that camp—female camp in particular—is additionally hugely political and that conventions of femininity and feminine sexuality are negotiated, if now not continually resisted, in girl camp performances. 

 

The authors draw on quite a lot of references and figures consultant of camp, either old and modern, in featuring the evolution of lady camp and its negotiation of gender, political, and id concerns. Antecedents resembling Joan Crawford, ask yourself girl, Marilyn Monroe, and Pam Grier are mentioned as archetypes for modern pop culture figures—Macy grey, Gwen Stefani, and the characters of Xena from Xena: Warrior Princess and Karen Walker from Will & Grace.

 

Shugart and Waggoner locate that those and different lady camp performances are liminal, occupying an area among conformity and resistance. the result's a examine that demonstrates the superiority of camp as a old and evolving phenomenon in pop culture, its position as a domain for the rupture of traditional notions of gender and sexuality, and the way camp is configured in mainstream tradition and in ways in which face up to its being decreased to simply a style.

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Art of Death: Visual Culture in the English Death Ritual c.1500 - c.1800

By Nigel Llewellyn

How did our ancestors die? while in our personal day the topic of loss of life is generally shunned, in pre-Industrial England the rituals and methods of loss of life have been current and quick. humans not just surrounded themselves with souvenir mori, additionally they sought to maintain alive stories of these who had long gone earlier than. This continuous war of words with dying used to be more suitable by means of a wealthy tradition of visible artifacts. In The artwork of Death, Nigel Llewellyn explores the meanings in the back of an brilliant diversity of those artifacts, and describes the attitudes and practices which lay at the back of their creation and use.

Illustrated and defined during this booklet are an array of little-known gadgets and pictures comparable to death's head spoons, jewels and swords, mourning-rings and lovers, wax effigies, church monuments, Dance of loss of life prints, funeral invites and ephemera, in addition to works through famous artists, together with Holbein, Hogarth and Blake.

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The Oxford Handbook of Human Development and Culture: An Interdisciplinary Perspective (Oxford Library of Psychology)

The Oxford guide of Human improvement and tradition provides a entire synopsis of conception and study on human improvement, with each bankruptcy drawing jointly findings from cultures world wide. This incorporates a concentrate on cultural range inside countries, cultural switch, and globalization. Expertly edited by way of Lene Arnett Jensen, the instruction manual covers the full lifespan from the prenatal interval to outdated age. It delves deeply into issues resembling the improvement of emotion, language, cognition, morality, creativity, and faith, in addition to developmental contexts equivalent to kinfolk, buddies, civic associations, college, media, and paintings. Written through a world team of eminent and state-of-the-art specialists, chapters exhibit the burgeoning interdisciplinary method of scholarship that bridges common and cultural views on human improvement. This "cultural-developmental procedure" is a multifaceted, versatile, and dynamic solution to conceptualize concept and study that's consistent with the cultural and worldwide realities of human improvement within the twenty first century.

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When Ways of Life Collide: Multiculturalism and Its Discontents in the Netherlands

By Paul M. Sniderman

In 2004, Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh used to be brutally murdered on a hectic Amsterdam road. His killer was once Mohammed Bouyeri, a twenty-six-year-old Dutch Moroccan angry through van Gogh's debatable movie approximately Muslim suppression of girls. The Dutch executive had funded separate faculties, housing tasks, broadcast media, and group businesses for Muslim immigrants, all below the umbrella of multiculturalism. however the truth of terrorism and radicalization of Muslim immigrants has shattered that dream.

during this arresting e-book, Paul Sniderman and Louk Hagendoorn reveal that there are deep conflicts of values within the Netherlands. within the eyes of the Dutch, for instance, Muslims oppress girls, treating them as not so good as males. within the eyes of Muslim immigrants, Western Europeans deny ladies the honor they deserve. Western Europe has develop into a cultural clash area. methods of existence are colliding.

Sniderman and Hagendoorn express how identification politics contributed to this situation. The very regulations intended to cajole majority and minority that they're a part of a similar society bolstered their view that they belong to various societies. on the inner most point, the authors' findings recommend, the difficulty that executive and electorate must be all for isn't a clash of values yet a conflict of primary loyalties.

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The New Class Conflict

By Joel Kotkin

"In methods now not visible because the Gilded Age of the past due 19th century, the USA is turning into a country of more and more sharply divided periods. Joel Kotkin's the recent type clash breaks down those new divisions for the 1st time, targeting the ascendency of 2 periods: the tech Oligarchy, established in Silicon Valley; and the Clerisy, along with a lot of the nation's coverage, media, and educational elites.

The New classification clash is written principally from the perspective of these who're, so far, the losers during this type clash: the center classification. This crew, which Kotkin calls the Yeomanry, has been the conventional bulwark of yankee society, politics, and financial system. but stressed from the ascendant Oligarchs and ever extra strong Clerisy, their clients have decreased the yankee dream of sophistication mobility that has lively its background and sustained its international attraction.

This publication is either a decision to fingers and a different piece of research concerning the attainable evolution of our society into an more and more quasi-feudal order. taking a look past the normal perspectives of either left and correct, conservative and liberal, Kotkin offers a difficult yet evenhanded research of our evolving type approach, and indicates a few methods that will restoration the center category to its right function because the dominant workforce within the American future."

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Adbusters, Issue 55: No Future

AB55: No Future
(September/October 2004)

Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Adbusters is a not-for-profit, reader-supported journal desirous about the erosion of our actual and cultural environments via advertisement forces. seeing that 1989, the journal has been featured in hundreds and hundreds of other and mainstream newspapers, magazines, tv and radio exhibits. recognized world wide for sparking Occupy Wall road, Adbusters can also be answerable for social media campaigns similar to purchase not anything Day and electronic Detox Week.

Included within the journal are incisive philosophical articles and activist remark, coupled with effect layout that seeks to unbound the normal journal layout. matters proper to our modern second, resembling media focus, weather switch and genetically converted meals are frequently featured. We hunt down an international the place economic climate and ecology exist in concord. via difficult humans to develop into contributors in place of spectators, Adbusters takes objective at company disinformation, international injustice and the industries and governments who actively pollute and smash our actual and psychological commons.

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Social Performance: Symbolic Action, Cultural Pragmatics, and Ritual (Cambridge Cultural Social Studies)

By Jeffrey C. Alexander, Bernhard Giesen, Jason L. Mast

Taking a "cultural pragmatic" method of which means, the individuals recommend a brand new method of the continuum that stretches among ritual and strategic motion. They achieve this through constructing, for the 1st time, a version of "social performance". This quantity deals the 1st systematic and analytical framework that transforms the metaphor right into a social conception and applies it to a sequence of facinating large-scale social and cultural processes--from September eleven and the Clinton/Lewinsky Affair, to the South African fact and Reconciliation fee and Willy Brandt's recognized "kneefall" prior to the Warsaw momument.

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The Nations

By Ken Farmer, Buck Stienke

Winner - Laramie Award -  Classic Western - 2014
Finalist for the Elmer Kelton Awards.
 For fanatics of Zane gray, Louis L'Amour, and Elmer Kelton, there is a new marshal in town.

THE countries sometimes called "Robber's Roost" and "No-Man's Land", used to be looked within the latter a part of the nineteenth century because the bloodiest and most deadly position on this planet. it's the 12 months 1885. A infamous band of outlaws, referred to as the "Larson Gang", has been terrorizing Arkansas, Missouri and the countries for years. pass judgement on Issac Parker, the putting pass judgement on, orders an all-out concerted attempt to trap the group and convey them to justice. "If they won't recognize the legislation; then, by way of God, we'll lead them to worry it." Marshal Bass Reeves, the 1st black U.S. Deputy Marshal west of the Mississippi, together with his associate Jack McGann, different deputies and Indian Lighthorse are tasked to take the youngest member of the group, Ben Larson, at the treacherous trip to citadel Smith with their prisoner shackled to the mattress of the Tumbleweed Wagon. "It isn't the severity of the punishment that's the deterrent... however the simple task of it." - pass judgement on Issac C. Parker. The countries blends historic and fictional characters to create a fast moving motion western.

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The Oxford Handbook of Organizational Climate and Culture (Oxford Library of Psychology)

By Benjamin Schneider

The Oxford guide of Organizational weather and Culture provides the breadth of subject matters from business and Organizational Psychology and Organizational habit during the lenses of organizational weather and tradition. The Handbook finds in nice element how in either learn and perform weather and tradition reciprocally effect one another. the main points show the various practices that enterprises use to procure, increase, deal with, inspire, lead, and deal with staff either at domestic and within the multinational settings that symbolize modern companies. bankruptcy authors are either specialist of their fields of study and likewise signify present weather and tradition perform in 5 nationwide and foreign businesses (3M, McDonald's, the Mayo medical institution, PepsiCo and Tata). additionally, new ways to the gathering and research of weather and tradition information are awarded in addition to new brooding about organizational swap from an built-in weather and tradition paradigm.

No different compendium integrates weather and tradition pondering like this guide does and no different compendium offers either an updated evaluation of the speculation and learn at the many points of weather and tradition in addition to modern perform. The Handbook takes a weather and tradition vantage element on micro techniques to human matters at paintings (recruitment and hiring, education and function administration, motivation and equity) in addition to organizational methods (teams, management, careers, communication), and it additionally explicates the truth that those are lodged inside enterprises that functionality in higher nationwide and overseas contexts.

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The Mirror Effect: How Celebrity Narcissism Is Endangering Our Families--and How to Save Them

By Drew Pinsky, S. Mark Young

The face of leisure has replaced notably over the past decade—and dangerously so. Stars like Britney, Paris, Lindsay, Amy Winehouse—and their media enablers—have altered what we think of "normal" habit. in keeping with habit professional Dr. Drew Pinsky and enterprise and leisure specialist Dr. S. Mark younger, a excessive percentage of celebrities be afflicted by qualities linked to medical narcissism—vanity, exhibitionism, entitlement, exploitativeness—and the remainder of us, specially youth, are mirroring what we witness nightly on our television and laptop monitors.

A provocative, eye-opening examine, The reflect Effect sounds a well timed caution, elevating vital questions about our altering culture—and presents insights for fogeys, adolescents, and somebody who wonders what the cult of superstar is basically doing to America.

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