Arkansas/Arkansaw: How Bear Hunters, Hillbillies, and Good by Brooks Blevins

By Brooks Blevins

Winner, 2011 Ragsdale Award

What do Scott Joplin, John Grisham, Gen. Douglas MacArthur, Maya Angelou, Brooks Robinson, Helen Gurley Brown, Johnny money, Alan Ladd, and Sonny Boy Williamson have in universal? They’re all Arkansans. What do hillbillies, rednecks, sluggish trains, naked ft, moonshine, and double-wides have in universal? for lots of in the United States those symbolize Arkansas greater than any Arkansas good fortune tales do. In 1931 H. L. Mencken defined AR (not AK, fogeys) because the “apex of moronia.” whereas, in 1942 a Time journal article acknowledged Arkansas had “developed a mass inferiority advanced particular in American history.” 
Arkansas/Arkansaw is the 1st booklet to give an explanation for how Arkansas’s picture started and the way the preferred tradition stereotypes were perpetuated and adjusted via succeeding generations. Brooks Blevins argues that the picture has now not continually been a foul one. He discusses go back and forth money owed, literature, radio courses, videos, and tv indicates that provide a really confident picture of the usual kingdom. From territorial money owed of the Creole population of the Mississippi River Valley to nationwide derision of the state’s triple-wide governor’s mansion to Li’l Abner, the Beverly Hillbillies, and Slingblade, Blevins leads readers on an unique and insightful travel via greater than centuries of the assumption of Arkansas. One discovers alongside the way in which how one country turns into concurrently a punch line and a resource of admiration for progressives and social critics alike.

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Girls Gone Skank: The Sexualization of Girls in American by Patrice A. Oppliger

By Patrice A. Oppliger

rather than advancing women’s social empowerment, pop culture developments seem to be backsliding into the blatant sexual exploitation of girls and ladies at more youthful and more youthful a long time. This research investigates the consequences of mass advertised sexual pictures and cultural tendencies at the behaviors and attitudes of younger women and describes some ways within which younger women are more and more taught to visit outrageous lengths in looking male attention.
subject matters comprise the robust results of cultural phenomena comparable to revealing models, cosmetic surgery, and sweetness pageants in influencing youngster and preteen women to willingly perform and advertise their very own sexualization. those chapters additionally discover different cultural elements contributing to this early sexualization of younger ladies, together with absentee parenting and fabric overindulgence. Later chapters specialise in the sexual representations of ladies within the mass leisure media, focusing particularly on how renowned magazines, tv courses, motion pictures, and the net prey upon, advertise, and strengthen younger women’ actual and sexual insecurities.

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Weltweit vernetzt - Nutzen und Schaden neuer Medien: Die by Oliver Müller

By Oliver Müller

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2006 im Fachbereich Soziologie - Medien, Kunst, Musik, observe: 1,0, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Veranstaltung: Sozialstruktur und sozialer Wandel, 12 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, summary: Computerspiele sind ein Teil der modernen Gesellschaft geworden und aus dieser nicht mehr wegzudenken. Anhand des Online-Rollenspiels "World of Warcraft" soll verdeutlicht werden, wie virtuelle Spielewelten im heutigen Zeitalter aufgebaut sind. Dabei betrachtet werden soll hier die Wahrnehmung des Spielers mit sich und seiner Umwelt. Zu Beginn ist es jedoch erst einmal notwendig, einen groben Überblick über die Entwicklung der Computerspielbranche zu erhalten. Dies soll veranschaulichen wie komplex Bildschirmspiele im laufe der Jahre geworden sind. Daran anknüpfend wird betrachtet, worin der Reiz für den Spieler liegt sich stundenlang - speedy bewegungslos, jedoch nicht emotionslos - vor den video display zu setzen und in virtuelle Spielewelten einzuklinken. Ab-schließend ist es wichtig, auf die potentiellen Gefahren hinzuweißen, welchen das Individuum in den virtuellen Spielewelten unterlegen ist. Ausgelassen soll hierbei die in den Medien immer wieder diskutierte Debatte über die Gefahr von „Killerspielen“ , da dies den Rahmen dieser Hausarbeit sprengen würde und der vorliegende textual content sich hauptsächlich mit dem Phänomen Online-Rollenspiel anhand des Beispiels "World of Warcraft" beschäftigt.

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Movies About the Movies: Hollywood Reflected by Christopher Ames

By Christopher Ames

countless numbers of Hollywood-on-Hollywood video clips are available during the heritage of yankee cinema, from the times of silents to the current. They contain motion pictures from genres as some distance ranging as musical, movie noir, melodrama, comedy, and action-adventure. Such video clips seduce us with the promise of unveiling the truth in the back of the digital camera. yet, as a part of the very they supposedly critique, they can't take us backstage in any actual experience. via shut research of fifteen significantly acclaimed movies, Christopher Ames finds how the assumption of Hollywood is built and constructs itself. motion pictures mentioned: What fee Hollywood? (1952), A famous person Is Born (1937), Stand-In (1937), Boy Meets Girl (1938), Sullivan's Travels (1941), In a Lonely Place (1950), Sunset Boulevard (1950), The Star (1950), Singin' within the Rain (1952), The undesirable and the Beautiful (1952), Pennies from Heaven (1981), The pink Rose of Cairo (1985), The Player (1992), Last motion Hero (1993).

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Sociology of Education: An A-to-Z Guide by James Ainsworth

By James Ainsworth

The sociology of schooling is a wealthy interdisciplinary box that reports faculties as their very own social global in addition to their position in the greater society. the sphere attracts contributions from schooling, sociology, human improvement, relatives experiences, economics, politics and public coverage. Sociology of schooling: An A-to-Z Guide introduces scholars to the social buildings of our instructional platforms and their many avid gamers, together with scholars and their friends, lecturers, mom and dad, the wider neighborhood, politicians and coverage makers. the jobs of colleges, the social methods governing education, and affects on society are all severely explored. regardless of an abundance of textbooks and really expert monographs, there are few up to date reference works during this area.

Features & Benefits:

  • 335 signed entries fill 2 volumes in print and digital codecs, offering the main finished reference source on hand in this subject.
  • Cross-References and recommendations for additional examining advisor readers to extra resources.
  • A thematic "Reader's consultant" teams comparable articles through huge subject parts as one convenient seek characteristic at the e-Reference platform, which additionally contains a accomplished index of seek phrases, facilitating ease of use through either on-campus scholars and distance learners.
  • A Chronology offers scholars with ancient viewpoint at the sociology of education.

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Islam and Popular Culture in Indonesia and Malaysia (Media, by Andrew N. Weintraub

By Andrew N. Weintraub

Home to nearly one-fifth of the world’s Muslim inhabitants, Indonesia and Malaysia are usually missed or misrepresented in media discourses approximately Islam. Islam is a faith yet there's additionally a favored tradition, or well known cultures of Islam which are mass mediated, commercialized, pleasure-filled, funny, and consultant of huge segments of society. over the past 40 years, well known kinds of Islam, distinctive principally in the direction of urbanized formative years, have performed a key function within the Islamisation of Indonesia and Malaysia. This ebook makes a speciality of those varieties and the accompanying practices of creation, circulate, advertising, and intake of Islam. Dispelling the proposal that Islam is monolithic, militaristic, and essentially heart japanese, the booklet emphasizes its dynamic, contested, and performative nature in modern South East Asia. Written via prime students along media figures, equivalent to Rhoma Irama and Ishadi SK, the case stories even supposing now not serious about theology per se, remove darkness from how Muslims (and non-Muslims) in Indonesia and Malaysia make feel in their lives inside of an more and more pervasive tradition of Islamic pictures, texts, movie, songs, and narratives.

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Not This Time: Canadians, Public Policy, and the Marijuana by Marcel Martel

By Marcel Martel

Drugs are a part of each society, ate up for ritual or non secular reasons, for excitement, to augment athletic functionality, or as a method to alleviate discomfort. during the 20th century, even though, an arbitrary and transferring contrast used to be made among felony medicines that have been prescribed and administered by way of the scientific occupation, and unlawful medicinal drugs that have been topic to nation regulate and suppression.

Illegal in Canada given that 1923, marijuana is the main debatable of unlawful medicinal drugs. since it lacks an analogous addictive and destructive features of alternative unlawful elements, reminiscent of heroin and cocaine, marijuana's damaging social effect is questionable. within the Nineteen Sixties curiosity teams - together with college pupil institutions, convinced physicians, and others -, started challenging adjustments to the Narcotics keep an eye on Act, which ruled the felony prestige of gear, to decriminalize or legalize the ownership of marijuana.

In Not This Time, Marcel Martel explores leisure use of marijuana within the Nineteen Sixties and its emergence as a subject of social debate. He demonstrates how the media, curiosity teams, country associations, bureaucrats and politicians encouraged the improvement and implementation of public coverage on medicines. Martel illustrates how unfastened coalitions either made from curiosity teams, habit learn enterprises and bureaucrats - one aiding the present drug laws, and the opposite favoring liberalization of the Narcotics regulate Act - ruled the controversy over the legalization of marijuana, and the way these favoring liberalized drug legislation, whereas influential, had trouble featuring a unified entrance and difficulties justifying their reason whereas the wellbeing and fitness advantages of marijuana use have been nonetheless in query. Exploring either side of the controversy, Martel offers the invigorating background of a query that maintains to reverberate within the minds of Canadians.

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The Imaginary Indian: The Image of the Indian in Canadian by Daniel Francis

By Daniel Francis

First released in 1992, The Imaginary Indian is a revealing historical past of the "Indian" snapshot mythologized by means of well known Canadian tradition on account that 1850, propagating stereotypes that exist to this day.

Images of First countries humans have regularly been primary to Canadian tradition. From the work and images of the nineteenth century to the fastened Police sagas and the spectacle of Buffalo Bill's Wild West express; from the performances of Pauline Johnson, gray Owl, and Buffalo lengthy Lance to the media photos of Oka and the Vancouver iciness Olympics?the Imaginary Indian is ever with us, oscillating all through our historical past from buddy to foe, from Noble Savage to bloodthirsty warrior, from debased alcoholic to clever elder, from monosyllabic "squaw" to eloquent princess, from enemy of development to protector of the environment.

The Imaginary Indian has been, and maintains to be—as Daniel Francis finds during this book—just approximately something the non-Native tradition has sought after it to be; and the contradictory tales non-Natives inform approximately Imaginary Indians are rather tales approximately themselves and the uncertainties that make up their cultural historical past. this isn't a booklet approximately local humans; it's the tale of the pictures projected upon local people—and the determined makes use of to which they're put.

This re-creation, released virtually 20 years after the book's first free up, contains a new preface and afterword by way of the author.

Daniel Francis is an award-winning historian and the writer of twenty books.

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Listening to the Future: The Time of Progressive Rock, by Bill Martin

By Bill Martin

In Listening to the Future, invoice Martin units the scene for the emergence of innovative rock and examines an important teams, from the well-known to the vague. He additionally surveys the pathbreaking albums and offers assets for readers to discover the track further.

"Written with the insights of an instructional, the authority of a musicologist, and—best of all—the ardour of a real fan. Martin charts topographic oceans, courts pink kings, does a few mind salad surgical procedure, and customarily rocks out in 7/8 time."
—Jim DeRogatis
Sun-Times tune critic

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Evaluating Collaboration Networks in Higher Education by Denise Leite,Isabel Pinho

By Denise Leite,Isabel Pinho

This booklet identifies key elements that force the advance and development of upper schooling examine in rising and complicated economies. In an more and more interconnected global, wisdom construction supported by means of robust learn is a channel for the advance of countries. The authors of this ebook argue that during order to force wisdom creation, leaders needs to try to enhance their figuring out of the way international learn networks engage with each other, specifically from the viewpoint of internationalization. This booklet is an invaluable source for larger schooling researchers attracted to wisdom creation and dissemination in addition to educational leaders and practitioners, scholars, and leaders attracted to public management guidelines and management.

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