By Aaron J. West
InSting and The Police: jogging of their Footsteps, Aaron J. West explores the cultural and musical impression of Stewart Copeland, Andy Summers, and Sting. West information the special hybrid personality of The Police’s musical output, which might additionally signify Sting’s post-Police occupation. Sting’s long-lived solo occupation embodies the ability of the crafty appropriation of musical kinds, whereas capitalizing at the glossy realities of father song intake. The Police—and Sting in particular—were pioneers in tune video, smooth label advertising, international activism, and the internationalization of dad tune. Sting and The Police: jogging of their Footsteps will curiosity greater than simply lovers. via putting the band inside its a variety of musical, cultural, advertisement, and old contexts, Sting and The Police: strolling of their Footsteps will entice an individual attracted to worldwide well known track culture.
By Jason S. Martinko
By Christian Saehrendt
Von Shabby-Chic über Extremsport bis Rückzug – wir sind auf der Jagd nach dem echten Gefühl. Die einen ziehen sich in ihre Eigenheim-Idyllen zurück, heiraten in einem Traum von Weiß und pflegen ihren Dialekt. Die anderen suchen ruhelos das Glück in der Ferne – mithilfe von Eventtourismus oder gar im militärischen Kampf für das vermeintlich Gute.
Christian Saehrendt sucht nach der Kraft hinter all diesen paradoxen Fluchtbewegungen – und stellt fest: Wir leben in einer Epoche der Neo-Romantik, die wie vor intestine two hundred Jahren als Folge einer tiefgreifenden Entfremdung zu verstehen ist.
By Robert Walser,Harris M. Berger
By Gerald A. Voorhees,Joshua Call,Katie Whitlock
Guns, Grenades, and Grunts gathers students from all disciplines to deliver the load of latest social thought and media feedback to undergo at the public controversy and highbrow research of first-person shooter video games. As a style, FPS video games have helped shepherd the sport from the early days of shareware distribution and underground gaming clans to modern multimillion greenback construction budgets, Hollywood-style launches, downloadable content material and around the world expert gaming leagues. The FPS has been and may remain a staple of the sport industry.
By Harry Justin Elam,Kennell Jackson
--Kimberly Benston, writer of Performing Blackness
"Black Cultural Traffic is not anything lower than our generation's manifesto on black functionality and pop culture. With a amazing roster of individuals and subject matters ranging throughout educational disciplines and the humanities (including statement on movie, song, literature, theater, tv, and visible cultures), this quantity is not just required examining for students excited about a few of the dimensions of black functionality, it's also a well timed and beneficial educating instrument. It captures the buzz and highbrow innovation of a box that has come of age. Kudos!"
--Dwight A. McBride, writer of Why I Hate Abercrombie & Fitch
"The explosion of curiosity in black pop culture reports long ago fifteen years has left an important want for a reader that displays this new scholarly strength. Black Cultural site visitors solutions that need."
--Mark Anthony Neal, writer of Songs within the Key of Black Life
"A innovative anthology that might be generally learn and taught. It crisscrosses continents and cultures and examines confluences and impacts of black pop culture -- track, dance, theatre, tv, type and movie. It additionally provides a brand new size to present discussions of racial, ethnic, and nationwide identity."
--Horace Porter, writer of The Making of a Black Scholar
By Anthony Lioi
By Thomas Harrison
This interesting assessment of pop culture within the Eighties describes the last decade of extra that resulted from the social, political, and financial stipulations of the time, documenting why such a lot of milestones in leisure, arts, and expertise happened the 80s.
• presents readers a close view of pop culture within the Eighties throughout the decade's memorable tv and film
• deals an intensive "one-stop" dialogue of visible paintings and structure no longer present in different historical past reference publications
• Establishes the context of technological advancements within the overdue Seventies and Nineteen Eighties in selecting the tradition and leisure of the 1980s
• Examines the relationship among the expansion of renowned activities within the Eighties and advancements in tv expertise, which made activities extra available to a bigger audience
By Tom Pollard
By Sheila Whiteley,Jedediah Sklower,Mr Sklower Jedediah,Professor Whiteley Sheila
‘Counterculture’ emerged as a time period within the past due Nineteen Sixties and has been re-deployed in additional contemporary many years relating to other kinds of cultural and socio-political phenomena. This quantity offers a vital new educational scrutiny of the idea that of ‘counterculture’ and a serious exam of the interval and its historical past. contemporary advancements in sociological thought complicate and problematize theories constructed within the Nineteen Sixties, with electronic know-how, for instance, offering an impetus for brand spanking new understandings of counterculture. track performed an important half within the approach that the counterculture authored house in terms of articulations of neighborhood through delivering a shared experience of collective identification. no longer least, the heady mix of genres supplied a socio-cultural-political backdrop for detailed musical practices and strategies which, on the subject of counterculture ideology, supplied a wealthy experiential surroundings within which assorted teams outlined their courting either to the neighborhood and foreign dimensions of the move, so offering a feeling of locality, group and collective identity.