Download E-books Lincoln, Inc.: Selling the Sixteenth President in Contemporary America PDF

By Jackie Hogan

From Lincoln-themed cocktails and waffle-parlors to high-tech museums and steamy romance novels, identical to Abraham Lincoln so permeates the nationwide mind's eye that we now locate him within the unlikeliest of areas. In Lincoln, Inc., Jackie Hogan examines the makes use of (and abuses) of the 16th president within the usa at the present time. The ebook takes readers on a trip throughout the little white lies of Lincoln tourism, and provides a front-row seat because the martyr president is invoked in heated political debates over such concerns as homosexuality, abortion, and the “war on terror.” Readers input study rooms that use an idealized sincere Abe to “Lincolnize” American schoolchildren. And readers step into the exchange universe of Lincoln fiction that transforms the Rail Splitter, via turns, right into a hapless time-traveler, a sentimental cyborg, an axe-wielding zombie slayer, or a frontier heart-throb.

But Lincoln, Inc. is greater than a travel throughout the thriving “Lincoln undefined” this present day. no matter if in staid biographies, blockbuster movies, tuition pageants, or snoozing tablet ads, Hogan exhibits how using the Lincoln picture finds the nation’s shared fears and fascinations. The publication analyzes the methods we hire Lincoln this present day in our political, ideological, own, and nationwide struggles; the methods we at the same time deify and commercially take advantage of him; the methods he's packaged and offered available on the market of yank principles. In studying approximately “Lincoln, Inc.,” we find out about ourselves, approximately who we expect we're, and who we would like lets be.

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Download E-books Youth, Popular Culture and Moral Panics: Penny Gaffs to Gangsta Rap, 1830-1996 PDF

By John Springhall

This booklet units out to teach that modern day fears in regards to the intended ethical possibility posed to the younger via violent video clips or interactive computing device video games have their roots in nineteenth-century anxieties concerning the unwell results of well known types of leisure at the "children of the reduce classes." those matters stretch in a nearly unbroken line via successive "moral panics" in either Britain and the United States, as all through background there were makes an attempt to shift the blame for social breakdown onto the leisure sorts of the age: penny theatres, "penny dreadfuls," dime novels, gangster movies, horror comics. these types of are mentioned, evaluated, and put in context. A postscript refers to "video nasties," violence on tv, "gangsta rap," and laptop video games, each one in flip taking part in the function of "folk devils" which needs to be inflicting delinquency. The booklet argues that on the grounds that "moral panics" over pop culture are perennial, this tells us greatly extra approximately grownup anxieties--fear of the longer term, technological swap, and the erosion of ethical absolutes--than concerning the nature of teenage misbehavior.

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Download E-books Property and Power in Social Theory: A Study in Intellectual Rivalry (Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought) PDF

By Dick Pels

Estate and gear practice a key function in social and political theories of sophistication inequality and social stratification, despite the fact that, theorists haven't begun essentially to outline those suggestions, their mutual obstacles and scopes of program. This ebook solutions the property/power puzzle by way of project a large historic inquiry into its highbrow origins and present-day results via a sequence of case stories, including:
Marxism vs. anarchism
* the fascist statement of the primacy of the political
* social technological know-how as energy theory
* the managerial revolution
* the data society and the hot highbrow classes

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Download E-books Agitated States: Performance in the American Theater of Cruelty (Theater: Theory/Text/Performance) PDF

From the earliest Puritan screens of piety and rectitude to the present-day epidemic of staged college massacres, the historical past of the United States has been characterised via a twin impulse: to forged public occasion and personality as excessive drama, and to brush off theater and theatricalization as un-American, even evil. This publication rethinks American background as theater, and theater because the ethos and substance of yankee existence, mockingly repudiated at each flip via the tradition it produces.
Beginning with the writings of John Winthrop and others, in the course of the Federalist and "romantic" phases of yankee cultural lifestyles, and into the fashionable and modern classes, Anthony Kubiak reveals an the US no longer frequently stumbled on by way of conventional or materialist methods to historical past. He deploys the psychoanalytic conception of Jacques Lacan, the cultural thought of SlavojZizek, and the functionality idea of Herbert Blau in an unprecedented reappraisal of dominant American id, tradition, and history.
Anthony Kubiak is affiliate Professor of English, collage of South Florida. he's additionally writer of Stages of Terror: Terrorism, Ideology, and Coercion as Theatre History.

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Download E-books Dead Ringers: The Remake in Theory and Practice (Suny Series, Cultural Studies in Cinema/Video) PDF

Addresses the real function of remakes in movie tradition, from early cinema to modern Hollywood

While the preferred press has criticized motion picture remakes as indicators of Hollywood's collective loss of mind's eye, the essays in Dead Ringers show the centrality and endurance of remakes as a formative style in filmmaking. The members express that the perform of remaking movies dates again to the origins of cinema and the evolution of movie markets. actually, remakes have been by no means so everyday as in the course of the vintage Hollywood interval, whilst filmmaking had completed its maximum measure of industrialization, they usually proceed to play a vital position within the improvement of movie genres in general. supplying numerous historic, advertisement, theoretical, and cultural views at the remake, Dead Ringers is a invaluable source for college kids of movie heritage and idea, in addition to these attracted to the cultural politics of the overdue 20th century.

“Readers will locate significant and considerate discussions of either ancient and aesthetic perspectives.” — CHOICE

"Dead Ringers demonstrates that the remake isn't just a lowly Hollywood shape geared cynically to a debased industry, yet particularly a formative style within the improvement of foreign movie tradition. individuals hint remakes from early cinema to modern Hollywood, and remove darkness from key problems with authorship, nationwide cinematic types, and old contexts of construction alongside the way in which, with specific emphasis on French/American cross-cultural transactions. In its theoretical diversity and sensible examine, the ebook is particularly useful." -- James Morrison, writer of Passport to Hollywood: Hollywood motion pictures, eu Directors

Contributors comprise Norman Corwin, Carolyn Ann Durham, Jennifer Forrest, Laura Grindstaff, Michael Harney, Leonard R. Koos, Thomas Michael Leitch, Marty Roth, Tricia Welsch, and Alan Williams.

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Download E-books Play, Performance, and Identity: How Institutions Structure Ludic Spaces (Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies) PDF

By Drew Chappell

Play is helping outline who we're as people. despite the fact that, some of the leisurely/ludic actions humans perform are created and ruled by way of company entities with social, political, and enterprise agendas. As such, it's serious that students comprehend and explicate the ideological underpinnings of played-through stories and the way they impact the player/performers who have interaction in them.

This publication explores how humans play and why their play issues, with a specific curiosity in how ludic studies are frequently built and regulated by way of the pursuits of associations, together with agencies, non-profit businesses, executive companies, non secular corporations, and non-governmental agencies (NGOs). each one bankruptcy explores assorted websites of play. From subject parks to comedian conventions to massively-multiplayer on-line video games, they probe what roles the designers of those stories build for avid gamers, and the way such play may perhaps have an effect on members' identities and ideologies. students of functionality experiences, relaxation stories, media experiences and sociology will locate this booklet a necessary reference whilst learning aspects of play.

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Download E-books Stars and Stardom in French Cinema PDF

By Ginette Vincendeau

French cinema is moment simply to Hollywood within the variety of its motion picture stars who've emerged to accomplish overseas status. France is, in truth, arguably the one nation except the U.S. to have a world "star system." but those glamorous and charismatic stars range from their U.S. opposite numbers in that they preserve extra freedom to regulate their very own photos and sometimes straddle either mainstream and auteur cinema.Ginette Vincendeau, a number one authority on French cinema, analyzes the phenomenon of French movie stardom and offers excellent in-depth reviews of the most important well known stars of the French cinema: Max Linder, Jean Gabin, Brigitte Bardot, Jeanne Moreau, Louis de FunFs, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Alain Delon, Catherine Deneuve, GTrard Depardieu, and Juliette Binoche. This quantity analyzes those stars' pictures and function kinds within the context of the French movie undefined, but in addition in terms of nationwide tradition and society. within the nation the place Brigitte Bardot and Catherine Deneuve have modeled for Marianne (the effigy of the Republic) and left-wing politicians have held up Jean Gabin as a task version, Vincendeau examines the bizarre courting among French movie stars and nationwide identity.Ginette Vincendeau is professor of movie reports on the college of Warwick. She is the writer and editor of a couple of books on cinema.

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Download E-books Mathematics in Popular Culture: Essays on Appearances in Film, Fiction, Games, Television and Other Media PDF

Arithmetic has maintained a stunning presence in well known media for over a century. in recent times, the films strong Will looking, a gorgeous brain, and Stand and bring, the level performs Breaking the Code and evidence, the novella Flatland and the highly winning tv crime sequence NUMB3RS all weave arithmetic prominently into their storylines. much less visible yet pivotal references to the topic seem within the blockbuster television convey misplaced, the cult motion picture The Princess Bride, or even Tolstoy's battle and Peace. during this number of new essays, individuals contemplate the position of math in every little thing from movies, baseball, crossword puzzles, fable role-playing video games, and tv exhibits to technology fiction stories, award-winning performs and vintage works of literature. Revealing the vast variety of intersections among arithmetic and mainstream tradition, this assortment demonstrates that even "mass leisure" could have a hidden intensity.

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Download E-books Knowledge as Social Order: Rethinking the Sociology of Barry Barnes PDF

By Massimo Mazzotti

Investigating a subject matter first pioneered by way of Barry Barnes within the early Seventies, this quantity explores the connection among social order and legit wisdom and is meant as a tribute to Barnes' seminal function within the improvement of the self-discipline of technology and expertise reports (STS). The individuals spotlight the best way Barnes' paintings has formed their means of conceptualizing the fundamental relation among wisdom and society. In doing this they discover the unique sociological underpinnings of STS whereas pointing to the best way Barnes' interdisciplinary paintings has been built to take on present matters within the box in addition to in social conception. in addition they deal with the worries of social scientists who're investigating the character of strength and organisation and the matter of social order, emphasizing the basic function performed via medical wisdom and technological equipment within the building of social lifestyles. participants to the amount contain Martin Kusch, Steven dependable, Mark Haugaard, David Bloor, Trevor Pinch, John Dupre, Donald MacKenzie, Harry Collins, Steven Shapin and Karin Knorr Cetina.

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