Hippies : a guide to an American subculture by Micah Lee Issitt

By Micah Lee Issitt

This identify explores how hippies, and Nineteen Sixties counterculture more often than not, built and motivated pop culture in the US. masking the years among 1961 and 1972, this can be the 1st quantity concentrated completely at the emergence, progress, and lasting legacy of hippie tradition, on every little thing from garments, hair types, and tune to attitudes towards intercourse and medication, and anti-war, anti-establishment activism.

HippieS≪/i> incorporates a chronology, topical chapters on hippie tradition, biographies, fundamental files, and a thesaurus. insurance levels from an exam of hippie involvement in drug use, politics, sexual habit, and track, and a latest standpoint on lasting effect of hippies on glossy American existence. Readers will come upon recognized icons of the period, from Abbie Hoffman to Timothy Leary, whereas getting a true feel of what existence contained in the hippie counterculture used to be like.

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Material Culture in America; Understanding Everyday Life by Shirley Wajda, Helen Sheumaker

By Shirley Wajda, Helen Sheumaker

Attaining again four hundred years, fabric lifestyles in the US: An Encyclopedia is the 1st reference displaying what the examine of fabric tradition finds approximately American society—revelations now not obtainable via conventional assets and methods.In approximately two hundred entries, the encyclopedia lines the heritage of artifacts, strategies and concepts, industries, peoples and cultures, cultural productions, old forces, sessions and kinds, spiritual and secular rituals and traditions, and masses extra. every person from researchers and curators to scholars and basic readers will locate instance after instance of the way the items and environments created or altered via people show as a lot approximately American lifestyles as diaries, files, and texts.

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Strange encounters: embodied others in post-coloniality by Sara Ahmed

By Sara Ahmed

Analyzing the connection among strangers, embodiment and community, Strange Encounters demanding situations the assumptions that the stranger is just anyone we don't realize and as a substitute proposes that she or he is socially constructued as someone we already be aware of. utilizing feminist and postcolonial concept this publication examines the effect of multiculturalism and globalization on embodiment and group while contemplating the moral and political implication of its critique for post-colonial feminism.

A various variety of texts are analyzed which produce the determine of 'the stranger', exhibiting that it has then again been expelled because the starting place of chance - comparable to in neighbourhood watch, or celebrated because the starting place of distinction - as in multiculturalism. the writer argues that either one of those standpoints are complicated as they contain 'stranger fetishism'; they imagine that the stranger 'has a lifetime of its own'.

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Hamlet's BlackBerry: A Practical Philosophy for Building a by William Powers

By William Powers

A crisp, passionately argued resolution to the query that everybody who is grown depending on electronic units is calling: "Where's the remainder of my life?" At a time whilst we are all attempting to make feel of our relentlessly attached lives, this revelatory publication provides a daring new method of the electronic age. half highbrow trip, half memoir, Hamlet's BlackBerry units out to unravel what William Powers calls the conundrum of connectedness. Our desktops and cellular units do fabulous issues for us. yet in addition they impose a massive burden, making it more durable for us to concentration, do our greatest paintings, construct powerful relationships, and locate the intensity and achievement we crave. Hamlet's BlackBerry argues that we want a brand new state of mind, a regular philosophy for all times with monitors. to discover it, Powers reaches into the previous, uncovering a wealthy trove of principles that experience helped humans deal with and revel in their attached lives for millions of years. New applied sciences have consistently introduced the combination of pleasure and pressure that we believe this day. Drawing on a few of history's such a lot tremendous thinkers, from Plato to Shakespeare to Thoreau, he indicates that electronic connectedness serves us top whilst it really is balanced by way of its contrary, disconnectedness. utilizing his personal existence as laboratory and item lesson, Powers demonstrates why this can be the instant to revisit our dating to displays and cellular applied sciences, and the way profound the rewards of doing so should be. energetic, unique, and exciting, Hamlet's BlackBerry will problem you to reconsider your electronic lifestyles.

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Beyond Explicit: Pornography and the Displacement of Sex by Helen Hester

By Helen Hester

Develops a singular characterization of the pornographic as a cultural concept.

This unique contribution to porn experiences goals to interrogate formerly untheorized adjustments in modern understandings of the pornographic. Helen Hester argues that the phrases “porn” and “pornographic” are presently being utilized to an ever-expanding diversity of fabric and that this transformation in language utilization displays a much wider shift in belief. She means that we're witnessing a probably paradoxical flow clear of intercourse inside modern understandings of porn, as a number different elements come to steer the concept that. utilizing examples from media, literature, and tradition, and discussing the increase of notions corresponding to “torture porn” and “misery porn,” Hester’s argument levels from sexually specific German novels and British coverage records to a dialogue of the alterations among eu and American variations of pornographic movies. She concludes that 4 elements in particular—transgression, depth, prurience, and authenticity—can be visible to steer the best way that we take into consideration porn

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Cut It Out (Vol 3) by Banksy

By Banksy

The 3rd incendiary selection of stencils and graffiti from Banksy (after Banging Your Head opposed to a Brick wall and Existencilism), provided and sure in a convenient pocket sized top of the range layout. complete colour, and together with a few of so much famous/notorious works thus far, together with ‘exhibiting’ his paintings on the Tate Gallery in London. particularly fantastic.

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The Backwash Squeeze and Other Improbable Feats: A by Edward McPherson

By Edward McPherson

At one time the sport used to be even larger than baseball. at the present time bridge is performed via greater than twenty-five million humans within the usa on my own, with invoice Gates, a sitting ideally suited courtroom justice, and the fellows from Radiohead between its devotees. during this lively homage, Edward McPherson recounts the colourful background of the sport and his makes an attempt to grasp its mysteries in time to compete on the North American Bridge Championships—despite being slightly capable of shuffle playing cards, not to mention play competitively. Insightful, humorous, and steeped in admire, The Backwash Squeeze is an affectionate view of a grand video game through an interloper attempting to make his means into the interior circle.

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