Festivals, Feasts, and Gender Relations in Ancient China and Greece

By Yiqun Zhou

Historical China and Greece are classical civilizations that experience exerted far-reaching impact in different parts of human event and are frequently invoked because the paradigms in East-West comparability. This ebook examines gender kinfolk within the historic societies as mirrored in convivial contexts reminiscent of kinfolk banquets, public fairs, and non secular feasts. certain styles of interpersonal affinity and clash emerge from the chinese language and Greek assets that convey women and men organizing themselves and interacting with one another in social events meant for collective pursuit of delight. via an research of the 2 diversified styles, Yiqun Zhou illuminates the several sociopolitical mechanisms, price platforms, and materials of human bonds within the classical traditions. Her e-book could be very important for readers who're drawn to the comparative research of societies, gender reports, women's heritage, and the legacy of civilizations.

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Adbusters, Issue 51: Systematically Distorted Information

AB51: Systematically Distorted info
(January/February 2004)

Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Adbusters is a not-for-profit, reader-supported journal all in favour of the erosion of our actual and cultural environments by means of advertisement forces. seeing that 1989, the journal has been featured in enormous quantities of other and mainstream newspapers, magazines, tv and radio indicates. identified around the world for sparking Occupy Wall highway, Adbusters can be answerable for social media campaigns resembling purchase not anything Day and electronic Detox Week.

Included within the journal are incisive philosophical articles and activist statement, coupled with influence layout that seeks to unbound the conventional journal structure. matters proper to our modern second, akin to media focus, weather swap and genetically converted meals are on a regular basis featured. We search out an international the place economic climate and ecology exist in concord. by means of hard humans to develop into contributors instead of spectators, Adbusters takes target at company disinformation, international injustice and the industries and governments who actively pollute and smash our actual and psychological commons.

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Jazz Cultures

From its starting, jazz has awarded a contradictory social international: jazz musicians have labored diligently to erase outdated obstacles, yet they've got simply as resolutely built new ones. David Ake's shiny and unique booklet considers the varied musics and comparable identities that jazz groups have formed over the process the 20th century, exploring the numerous ways that jazz musicians and audiences event and comprehend themselves, their song, their groups, and the area at large.

Writing as a qualified pianist and composer, the writer appears at evolving meanings, values, and ideals—as good because the sounds--that musicians, audiences, and critics hold to and from many of the actions they name jazz. one of the compelling subject matters he discusses is the "visuality" of track: the connection among functionality demeanor and musical that means. concentrating on pianists invoice Evans and Keith Jarrett, Ake investigates the ways that musicians' postures and attitudes effect perceptions of them as profound and severe artists. In one other essay, Ake examines the musical values and beliefs promulgated by way of university jazz education schemes via a attention of saxophonist John Coltrane. He additionally discusses the concept that of the jazz "standard" within the Nineteen Nineties and the differing experience of culture implied in fresh recordings by means of Wynton Marsalis and invoice Frisell.

Jazz Cultures exhibits how jazz heritage has now not consisted easily of a easily evolving sequence of musical kinds, yet particularly an array of people and groups enticing with disparate—and regularly conflicting--actions, beliefs, and attitudes.

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You Are Being Lied To: The Disinformation Guide to Media Distortion, Historical Whitewashes and Cultural Myths

By Russ Kick

You Are Being Lied To is a huge number of articles that ruthlessly break the distortions, myths, and outright lies which are fed to us by means of the govt, the media, firms, heritage books, prepared faith, technological know-how and drugs, and society usually. not anyone is spared, and all sacred cows are applicants for the grinder.

Do you think any of the following?

  • Alcoholics nameless is effective.
  • Hackers pose a grave risk to the nation.
  • There's a hidden code within the Bible.
  • The titanic Bang is an hermetic fact.
  • Thousands of species have long past extinct as a result of deforestation.
  • Licking sure toads gets you high.
  • Most terrorists are center Eastern.

Wake up! you are being lied to.

This e-book acts as a battering ram opposed to the distortions, myths, and outright lies which were shoved down our throats by means of the govt, the media, enterprises, equipped faith, the medical institution, and others who are looking to preserve the reality from us. An exceptional workforce of researchers--investigative newshounds, political dissidents, teachers, media watchdogs, scientist-philosophers, social critics, and rogue scholars--paints an image of a global the place an important tales are neglected or actively suppressed and the legit model of occasions has extra holes in it than Swiss cheese. a global the place genuine hazards are downplayed and nonexistent hazards are trumpeted. in brief, a global the place you're being lied to.

Among the revelations inside:

  • Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Sydney Schanberg on John McCain's efforts to hide details on POW/MIAs
  • Howard Bloom on liars within the media
  • Riane Eisler at the realities of human nature
  • James Ridgeway on tainted blood and more
  • Jim Marrs on lacking facts in very important cases
  • Greenpeace cofounder Peter Moore on environmental myths
  • Michael Parenti on atrocities in Kosovo
  • Douglas Rushkoff at the details palms race
  • Gary Webb at the gutless company media
  • Howard Zinn on Columbus

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