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By Brandon LaBelle

Acoustic Territories: Sound tradition and way of life deals an expansive interpreting of auditory lifestyles. It offers a cautious attention of the performative dynamics inherent to sound tradition and acts of listening, and discusses how auditory experiences could remove darkness from understandings of up to date society. Combining study on urbanism, pop culture and auditory concerns, Acoustic Territories opens up a number of views - it demanding situations debates surrounding noise pollutants and charts an "acoustic politics of house" by way of unfolding auditory adventure as positioned inside greater cultural histories and comparable ideologies.

Brandon LaBelle strains auditory existence via a topographic constitution: starting with underground territories, via to the house as a domain, after which additional, to streets and neighborhoods, and eventually to the sky itself. This constitution follows sound because it seems in particular auditory designs, because it is mobilized inside a variety of cultural tasks, and queries the way it involves movement via daily life as a medium for social transformation. Acoustic Territories uncovers the embedded tensions and potentiality inherent to sound because it exists within the daily areas round us.

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Experience Time and Philosophy is a monster-beating, wild journey of philosophical mayhem. one of many private and such a lot considerate tv exhibits ever to attack human mind waves, experience Time indicates us what the area can be like, difficult every thing we all know approximately existence, which means, heroism, or even burritos, and it’s time to provide the convey a few critical notion. This ebook screws open our cranial lids, mucks approximately within the mess that's our heads, and makes an attempt to return to a couple solutions concerning the nature of fact. event Time and Philosophy is an opportunity to place down your broadsword, positioned your exhausted monster-slaying toes up, and check out to determine why you spend it slow rescuing humans in misery and struggling with for justice. Who greater than Finn and Jake to have as partners whilst taking up Plato, Nietzsche, and Baudrillard or encountering the Slime Princess, the Ice King, and Marceline the Vampire Queen? jam-packed with chapters written via a colourful solid of characters, event Time and Philosophy enlightens us in regards to the profound and life-affirming religious subtext and darkish comedic parts of an awesomely terrific exhibit.

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By Robin S. Rosenberg

This most recent installment within the Psychology of pop culture sequence turns its concentration to superheroes. Superheroes have survived and interested for greater than 70 years in no small half as a result of their mental depth.

In The Psychology of Superheroes, virtually dozen psychologists get into the heads of today’s hottest and interesting superheroes. Why do superheroes decide to be superheroes? the place does Spider-Man’s altruism come from, and what does it suggest? Why is there quite a bit prejudice opposed to the X-Men, and the way might they've got replied to it, except the best way they did? Why are super-villains so competitive? The Psychology of Superheroes solutions those questions, exploring the internal workings our heroes frequently merely proportion with their therapists.

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By William Irwin

The ideal better half to Lewis Carroll's vintage e-book and director Tim Burton's March 2010 remake of Alice in Wonderland

Alice?s Adventures in Wonderland has interested teenagers and adults alike for generations. Why does Lewis Carroll introduce us to such oddities as blue caterpillars who smoke hookahs, cats whose grins stay after their heads have pale away, and a White Queen who lives backwards and recalls forwards? Is all of it simply nonsense? used to be Carroll less than the impact? This booklet probes the deeper underlying that means within the Alice books, and divulges a global wealthy with philosophical existence classes. Tapping into many of the maximum philosophical minds that ever lived?Aristotle, Hume, Hobbes, and Nietzsche?Alice in Wonderland and Philosophy explores life?s final questions during the eyes of probably the main endearing heroine in all of literature.

  • Looks at compelling concerns resembling conception and truth in addition to how good judgment fares in an international of lunacy, the Mad Hatter, clocks, and temporal passage
  • Offers new insights into favourite Alice in Wonderland characters and scenes, together with the Mad Hatter and his tea celebration, the violent Queen of Hearts, and the grinning Cheshire Cat

Accessible and exciting, Alice in Wonderland and Philosophy will enhance your adventure of Alice's undying adventures with new which means and fun.

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Download E-books Bitch, Issue 63: Tough (Summer 2014) PDF

Letter from the HQ

Letters & Comments

Love It/Shove It

The complain List

Rigged procedure: girls truck drivers are paving their very own method via a regularly adversarial | Roxanna Asgarian

Tough Love: Our advanced emotions approximately revolutionary icons | Shafiqah Hudson

Portrait of the Artist as a tender Activist: the 1st lady member of the Black Panther social gathering appears again | Allan Ford

Out of personality: Why the most recent transformation of ask yourself girl has enthusiasts involved | Stevie St. John

Male name: a talk approximately masculinity and violence with Byron damage and Jackson Katz | Jesse Fruhwirth

Precious Mettle: the parable of the powerful black girl | Tamara Winfrey Harris

Against the Ropes: for ladies boxers, it's a struggle simply to get within the ring | Sarah Brown

Words to reside by way of: Why is it so uncomfortable whilst ladies problem conventional melanoma narratives? | Sara Black McCulloch

Mass industry: Latina authors plot a feminist takeover of chick-lit | Aya de León and Sofia Quintero

Out from the Shadows: The becoming visibility of household employees onscreen and rancid | Sheila Bapat

Everlasting Love: Why Courtney Love nonetheless concerns | Jessica Machado

Adventures in Feministory: Phoolan Devi by means of Donna Choi

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A vintage of British cultural reviews, Profane Culture takes the reader into the worlds of 2 very important Sixties early life cultures--the motor-bike boys and the hippies. The motor-bike boys have been working-class motorcyclists who listened to the early rock 'n' roll of the past due Fifties. by contrast, the hippies have been middle-class drug clients with lengthy hair and a love of revolutionary track. either teams have been all for an unequal yet heroic struggle to provide that means and their very own cultural varieties within the face of a bigger society ruled by means of the capitalist media and commercialism. They have been pioneers of cultural experimentation, the self-construction of id, and the curating of the self, which, in several methods, became so common today.

In Profane Culture, Paul Willis develops a major and nonetheless very modern conception and technique for figuring out the buildings of lived and pop culture. His new preface discusses the binds among the cultural second explored within the publication and today.

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Download E-books My Fair Lazy: One Reality Television Addict's Attempt to Discover if Not Being A Dumb Ass is the New Black; Or, A Culture-Up Manifesto PDF

By Jen Lancaster

Readers have Jen Lancaster via activity loss, sucky urban dwelling, weightloss makes an attempt, and Nineteen Eighties nostalgia. Now Jen chronicles her efforts to accomplish cultural enlightenment, with a few hilarious missteps and real moments of proposal alongside the way in which. and he or she does so whatsoever important: interpreting canonical literature, viewing vintage movies, attending the opera, studying artisan cheeses, or even enrolling in etiquette sessions to enhance her social graces.

In Jen's nook is a crack group of specialists, together with web page Six socialites, connoisseur cooks, an opera aficionado, and a grasp sommelier. She may possibly realize that well-regarded, steeply-priced pungent cheese tastes precisely as undesirable because it smells, and that her love for Kraft American Singles is ceaselessly. yet one thing's for definite: Eliza Doolittle's acquired not anything on Jen Lancaster-and failure is an alternative.

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Download E-books The Simpsons and Philosophy: The D'oh! of Homer (Popular Culture and Philosophy) PDF

By William Irwin, Mark T. Conard

This unconventional and lighthearted creation to the information of the most important Western philosophers examines The Simpsons — TV’s favourite lively relatives. The authors glance past the jokes, the crudeness, the assaults on society — and notice a smart exhibit of irony, social feedback, and philosophical notion. The writers start with an exam of the characters. Does Homer truly exhibit Aristotle’s virtues of personality? In what approach does Bart exemplify American pragmatism? The ebook additionally examines the ethics and subject matters of the express, and concludes with discussions of the way the sequence displays the paintings of Aristotle, Marx, Camus, Sartre, and different thinkers.

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By Adilifu Nama

Super Black areas the looks of black superheroes along large and sweeping cultural developments in American politics and pa tradition, which unearths how black superheroes aren't disposable pop items, yet relatively a desirable racial phenomenon wherein futuristic expressions and incredible visions of black racial identification and symbolic political which means are offered. Adilifu Nama sees the value—and unearths new avenues for exploring racial identity—in black superheroes who're frequently pushed aside as sidekicks, imitators of verified white heroes, or are accused of getting no function outdoors of blaxploitation movie contexts.

Nama examines seminal black comedian e-book superheroes comparable to Black Panther, Black Lightning, typhoon, Luke Cage, Blade, the Falcon, Nubia, and others, a few of whom additionally look at the small and big monitors, in addition to how the imaginary black superhero has come to existence within the snapshot of President Barack Obama. Super Black explores how black superheroes are a strong resource of racial that means, narrative, and mind's eye in American society that specific a myriad of racial assumptions, political views, and outstanding (re)imaginings of black id. The ebook additionally demonstrates how those figures openly signify or implicitly symbolize social discourse and accredited knowledge bearing on notions of racial reciprocity, equality, forgiveness, and eventually, racial justice.

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Download E-books Bitch, Issue 61: Food (Winter 2014) PDF

Food
In each Issue

Letters & Comments

Love It/Shove It
• foodstuff from the Cusps: A Q&A with Kay Ulanday Barrett | Amelia Ayrelan Iuvino

The whinge List

On the Record—Kathleen Hanna talks in regards to the grrrl she was once and the girl she is now | Sarah Mirk

On the Counter—The slow-roasted sexism of uniqueness espresso | Lisa Knisely

On the Table—Did women's lib particularly kill the do-it-yourself meal? | Sarah-Jane Stratford
Features

Craving the Other—One woman's red meat with cultural appropriation. | Soleil Ho

Growing Pains: Why hard work is the genuine nutrients stream we must always be being attentive. | s.e. smith

Feast Your Eyes—Nine artists encouraged through meals. | Various

Clip Artists—Women, paintings, and severe couponing. | Adrienne Rose Johnson

Redefined Palate—Sistah Vegan Project's Breeze Harper dishes on conscious consuming. | Vera Chang

Eating Out—Real speak with Meaty's Samantha Irby. | J.J. Keith

The Cellophane Ceiling—The gender dynamics of ability and serving on nutrition television. | Kate Forbes

And She Was—The tale of the best lady staff you've by no means heard of. | Lindsay Zoladz
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Adventures in Feministory Comics: Queen Ka'ahumanu Emi Gennis

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