Sting and The Police: Walking in Their Footsteps (Tempo: A by Aaron J. West

By Aaron J. West

During the Eighties, whilst pop icons like Madonna, Bruce Springsteen, Michael Jackson, and U2 reigned excellent, many seemed The Police because the largest band on this planet. but after simply 5 albums—and on the height in their popularity—The Police disbanded and Sting begun a solo occupation that made him a world pop megastar. this present day, artists from Puff Daddy to Gwen Stefani credits The Police and Sting as significant affects on their lonesome paintings, reflecting that The Police weren't just a renowned, polished rock act, yet a powerfully influential one as well.

In Sting 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.

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The XXX Filmography, 1968–1988 by Jason S. Martinko

By Jason S. Martinko

The XXX Filmography, 1968–1988 beneficial properties greater than 3,000 A to Z entries, masking the historical, creative, and technical facets of grownup cinema from these years, together with 35mm gains, 16mm storefront positive aspects, and 8mm loops. It presents director, manufacturer, solid, screenwriter, cinematographer, and composer listings, with a close synopsis for every movie. construction corporation credit, liberate dates and working occasions also are given. A DVD appendix lists all titles at present to be had on DVD, and whole forged and director indexes make this paintings the main accomplished advisor to Golden Age triple-X movies ever published.

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Gefühlige Zeiten: Die zwanghafte Sehnsucht nach dem Echten by Christian Saehrendt

By Christian Saehrendt

Wenn die Band ›Unheilig‹ singt: »Kein Augenblick ist je verloren, wenn er im Herzen weiterlebt« oder Mark Foster zu Geigenklängen intoniert »Ich geh auf Reisen. Ich mach alles das, used to be ich verpasst hab. Ich lass alles hinter mir. Hab was once Großes im Visier«, dann sind wir am Puls unserer Zeit. Die Utopie von einem echten, wahren Leben treibt uns um – manchmal in erschreckend abgedroschenen Phrasen.
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.

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Guns, Grenades, and Grunts (Approaches to Digital Game by Gerald A. Voorhees,Joshua Call,Katie Whitlock

By Gerald A. Voorhees,Joshua Call,Katie Whitlock

identified for his or her visibility and tendency to generate controversy, first-person shooter (FPS) video games are cultural icons and powder-kegs in American society. individuals will study more than a few FPS video games akin to the Doom, Half-Life, approach surprise, Deus Ex, Halo, Medal of Honor and get in touch with of responsibility franchises. by means of utilising and enriching a wide variety of views, this quantity will deal with the cultural relevance and position of the style in online game reports, online game conception and the cultures of video game avid gamers.

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.

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Black Cultural Traffic: Crossroads in Global Performance and by Harry Justin Elam,Kennell Jackson

By Harry Justin Elam,Kennell Jackson

"A shrewdly designed, generously expansive, well timed contribution to our figuring out of the way 'black' expression maintains to outline and defy the contours of worldwide (post)modernity. The essays argue persuasively for a transnational ethos binding disparate African and diasporic enactments, and jointly offer a strong dialog concerning the nature, background, destiny, or even threat of 'blackness' as a particular mode of cultural practice."

--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

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Nerd Ecology: Defending the Earth with Unpopular Culture by Anthony Lioi

By Anthony Lioi

Drawing on quite a lot of examples from literature, comics, movie, tv and electronic media, Nerd Ecology is the 1st titanic ecocritical research of nerd culture's engagement with environmental matters. Exploring such works as Star Trek, Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, The Matrix, Joss Whedon's Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Firefly, the fiction of Thomas Pynchon, The starvation video games, and superhero comics equivalent to Green Lantern and X-Men, Anthony Lioi maps out the improvement of nerd tradition and its intersections with the main primary ecocritical issues. during this means Lioi reveals within the narratives of unpopular tradition - narratives during which marginalised participants and groups unite to save lots of the planet - the construction blocks of a brand new environmental politics in song with the worries of latest ecocritical conception and practice.

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Pop Goes the Decade: The Eighties by Thomas Harrison

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

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Sex and Violence: The Hollywood Censorship Wars (Media and by Tom Pollard

By Tom Pollard

intercourse and Violence examines the historical past and social dynamics of movie censorship within the usa. It examines censorship controversies all through movie background, from the start of cinema within the Nineties to the current. The publication focuses either on formal censorship structures, together with kingdom and native censorship forums and self-regulation efforts, to unofficial censorship rendered by means of strain teams and strong social pursuits. It probes underneath the reliable rhetoric and factors, revealing delicate, festering controversies. The ebook significantly examines dozens of Hollywood's so much debatable (and attention-grabbing) videos, targeting habitual concerns and censorship issues. The ebook unearths the social and political procedures of vetting motion pictures and their impact on movie shape and content material. furthermore, it examines using sexuality and violence in video clips and the results of motion picture censorship on these matters. ultimately, it analyzes and makes ideas for dramatic alterations in movie ratings.

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Countercultures and Popular Music (Ashgate Popular and Folk by Sheila Whiteley,Jedediah Sklower,Mr Sklower

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.

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