By Carol Magee
In the yankee international, the presence of African tradition is usually absolutely embodied and occasionally leaves just a hint. Africa within the American mind's eye: pop culture, Racialized Identities, and African visible Culture explores this presence, analyzing Mattel's global of Barbie, the 1996 Sports Illustrated suit factor, and Disney international, every one of which repackages African visible tradition for shoppers. simply because those cultural icons permeate American lifestyles, they symbolize the wider U.S. tradition and its courting to African tradition. This research integrates techniques from artwork background and visible tradition experiences with these from tradition, race, and pop culture reports to investigate this interchange. significant threads weave all through. One analyzes how the presentation of African visible tradition in those pop culture types conceptualizes Africa for the yank public. the opposite investigates the best way the makes use of of African visible tradition focuses America's personal self-awareness, fairly round black and white racialized identities.
In exploring the a number of meanings that "Africa" has in American pop culture, Africa within the American Imagination argues that those cultural items include a number of views and contact a variety of sociopolitical contexts: the chilly conflict, Civil Rights, and modern eras of the USA; the apartheid and postapartheid eras of South Africa; the colonial and postcolonial eras of Ghana; and the eu period of African colonization.
By Lynn Kathleen Sally
In Fighting the Flames, Sally contextualizes, historicizes, and theorizes the incredible functionality of fireplace at turn-of-the-twentieth century Coney Island. The functionality of fireplace incorporated staged shows, equivalent to fireplace and Flames and combating the Flames, and the genuine fires that plagued its heritage. whereas Coney Island positioned fireplace heart level in its fire-based catastrophe spectacles, fireplace has always burned its personal bridge, destroying the manufacturer who desires to make hearth the celebrity of his convey. the genuine conflagrations at Coney Island insert accurately what used to be lacking from those staged performances: ephemerality, unpredictability, and newness of the current that function metaphors for not just fireplace yet for the advance of the city and the appearance of modernity.
By Theresa Sanders
By Jan Zienkowski
By Barbara Landwehr
By Peter Heinegg
By Ly Thi Tran,Catherine Gomes
This e-book specializes in the interrelationship among overseas scholar connectedness and id from transnational and transdisciplinary views. It addresses the middle concerns surrounding foreign scholars’ actual and digital connectedness to humans, areas and groups in addition to the stipulations that form their transnational connectedness and identification formation. extra, it analyses the character, variety and complexity of foreign scholar connectedness and identification improvement throughout diverse nationwide, social and cultural boundaries.
By David E. James,Kyung Hyun Kim,Cho Hae Joang,Chungmoo Choi,Eunsun Cho,Han Ju Kwak,Julian Stringer,Yi Hyoin
Written by means of major Koreanists and students of Korean movie within the usa, Im Kwon-Taek is the 1st scholarly remedy of Korean cinema. It establishes Im Kwon-Taek because the in basic terms significant Korean director whose life’s paintings covers the complete historical past of South Korea’s army rule (1961-1992). It demonstrates Im’s struggles with Korean cinema’s ancient contradictions and in addition exhibits how Im rose above political discord. The ebook contains an interview with Im, a chronology of Korean cinema and Korean historical past displaying significant dynastic sessions and ancient and political occasions, and an entire filmography.
Im Kwon-Taek is well timed and makes an important contribution to our figuring out of Korean cinema. those essays situate Im Kwon-Taek inside Korean filmmaking, putting him in commercial, artistic, and social contexts, and heavily research a few of his most interesting motion pictures. Im Kwon-Taek will curiosity scholars and students of movie reports, Korean reviews, spiritual experiences, postcolonial reviews, and Asian studies.
By Thomas Harrison
Beyond assurance of mainstream 80s song, resembling "hair band" challenging rock, pop, new wave, and rap, this compilation of crucial musical artists additionally covers genres like classical, jazz, outlaw nation, and tune theater.
• A bibliography with assets on most sensible musical developments within the 1980s
• An index of this decade's most sensible musical artists
By Robert E. Cunningham
Sergei Rachmaninoff was once a popular composer, pianist, and conductor. simply because he was once a member of the Russian aristocracy, he fled the rustic after the tsar's abdication, and finally relocated within the usa. a lot of his compositions are for piano, but he additionally composed orchestral and symphony works, 3 operas, choral and liturgical works, a few chamber works, and various songs. This consultant catalogues his a variety of works and performances, offers a close bibliography, and contains a discography of recordings published in the final half-century.
Cross-referenced all through, this quantity may still entice song and Rachmaninoff students who're trying to find a complete advisor to additional research.