Embattled Banner

Author : Don Hinkle
ISBN : 5631135469
Genre : History
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Category: History

The Confederate Battle Flag

Author : John M. COSKI
ISBN : 0674029860
Genre : History
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Beautiful Minds explains how and why apes and dolphins are so distantly related yet so cognitively alike and what this teaches us about another large-brained mammal: Homo sapiens. Noting that apes and dolphins have had no common ancestor in nearly 100 million years, Bearzi and Stanford describe the parallel evolution that gave rise to their intelligence.
Category: History


Author : Mary Angeline Bell
ISBN : 9781462810369
Genre : Poetry
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“Triumphs” is a collection of poems, and four short stories, with the theme of courage, hope, and inner joy. Mary A. Bell - Xlibris Podcast Part 1: http://www.xlibrispodcasts.com/triumphs-1/ - Xlibris Podcast Part 2: http://www.xlibrispodcasts.com/triumphs-2/ - Xlibris Podcast Part 3: http://www.xlibrispodcasts.com/triumphs-3/ - Xlibris Podcast Part 4: http://www.xlibrispodcasts.com/triumphs-4/ - Xlibris Podcast Part 5: http://www.xlibrispodcasts.com/triumphs-5/
Category: Poetry

The Explicit Body In Performance

Author : Rebecca Schneider
ISBN : 9781134876938
Genre : Art
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The Explicit Body in Performance interrogates the avant-garde precedents and theoretical terrain that combined to produce feminist performance art. Among the many artists discussed are: * Carolle Schneemann * Annie Sprinkle * Karen Finley * Robbie McCauley * Ana Mendieta * Ann Magnuson * Sandra Bernhard * Spiderwoman Rebecca Schneider tackles topics ranging across the 'post-porn modernist movement', New Right censorship, commodity fetishism, perspectival vision, and primitivism. Employing diverse critical theories from Benjamin to Lacan to postcolonial and queer theory, Schneider analyses artistic and pop cultural depictions of the explicit body in late commodity capitalism. The Explicit Body in Performance is complemented by extensive photographic illustrations and artistic productions of postmodern feminist practitioners. The book is a fascinating exploration of how these artists have wrestled with the representational structures of desire.
Category: Art

Neo Confederacy

Author : Euan Hague
ISBN : 9780292779211
Genre : Social Science
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A century and a half after the conclusion of the Civil War, the legacy of the Confederate States of America continues to influence national politics in profound ways. Drawing on magazines such as Southern Partisan and publications from the secessionist organization League of the South, as well as DixieNet and additional newsletters and websites, Neo-Confederacy probes the veneer of this movement to reveal goals far more extensive than a mere celebration of ancestry. Incorporating groundbreaking essays on the Neo-Confederacy movement, this eye-opening work encompasses such topics as literature and music; the ethnic and cultural claims of white, Anglo-Celtic southerners; gender and sexuality; the origins and development of the movement and its tenets; and ultimately its nationalization into a far-reaching factor in reactionary conservative politics. The first book-length study of this powerful sociological phenomenon, Neo-Confederacy raises crucial questions about the mainstreaming of an ideology that, founded on notions of white supremacy, has made curiously strong inroads throughout the realms of sexist, homophobic, anti-immigrant, and often "orthodox" Christian populations that would otherwise have no affiliation with the regionality or heritage traditionally associated with Confederate history.
Category: Social Science

Public Space And The Ideology Of Place In American Culture

Author : Miles Orvell
ISBN : 9789042025745
Genre : Architecture
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We typically take public space for granted, as if it has continuously been there, yet public space has always been the expression of the will of some agency (person or institution) who names the space, gives it purpose, and monitors its existence. And often its use has been contested. These new essays, written for this volume, approach public space through several key questions: Who has the right to define public space? How do such places generate and sustain symbolic meaning? Is public space unchanging, or is it subject to our subjective perception? Do we, given the public nature of public space, have the right to subvert it? These eighteen essays, including several case studies, offer convincing evidence of a spatial turn in American studies. They argue for a re-visioning of American culture as a history of place-making and the instantiation of meaning in structures, boundaries, and spatial configurations. Chronologically the subjects range from Pierre L'Enfant's initial majestic conceptualization of Washington, D.C. to the post-modern realization that public space in the U.S. is increasingly a matter of waste. Topics range from parks to cities to small towns, from open-air museums to airports, encompassing the commercial marketing of place as well as the subversion and re-possession of public space by the disenfranchised. Ultimately, public space is variously imagined as the site of social and political contestation and of aesthetic change.
Category: Architecture

Tamil Cinema

Author : Selvaraj Velayutham
ISBN : 9781134154463
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Hitherto, the academic study of Indian cinema has focused primarily on Bollywood, despite the fact that the Tamil film industry, based in southern India, has overtaken Bollywood in terms of annual output. This book examines critically the cultural and cinematic representations in Tamil cinema. It outlines its history and distinctive characteristics, and proceeds to consider a number of important themes such as gender, religion, class, caste, fandom, cinematic genre, the politics of identity and diaspora. Throughout, the book cogently links the analysis to wider social, political and cultural phenomena in Tamil and Indian society. Overall, it is an exciting and original contribution to an under-studied field, also facilitating a fresh consideration of the existing body of scholarship on Indian cinema.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Triumphs I And Ii

Author : Mary Angeline Bell
ISBN : 9781465335463
Genre : Poetry
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Category: Poetry

National Symbols Fractured Identities

Author : Michael E. Geisler
ISBN : STANFORD:36105114278851
Genre : History
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A fascinating look at national symbols worldwide and the important role they play in creating and maintaining individual and collective identity.
Category: History