Download E-books The Journal of Popular Culture (March/April 2011) PDF

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“Black, White and Blue: Racial Politics in B.B. King's song from the 1960s” by way of Ulrich Adelt.

“Cinematic Carcerality: felony Metaphors in Film” by means of Jan Alber.

“Preachers, Gangsters, Pranksters: MC Solaar and Hip-Hop as Overt and Covert Revolt” by way of Geoffrey Baker.

“Ethics, Authorship, and the illustration of Drag Kings in modern U.S. well known Culture” by way of Maite Escudero-Alías.

“From Making Do to Making-Over: truth television and the Reinvention of Britishness” by way of Rachel Jennings.

“Spider-Man in Love: A Psychoanalytic Interpretation” via Richard L.Kaplan.

“Recent Fictional Takes at the misplaced Hemingway Manuscripts” by means of Ron McFarland.

“A Mediated relatives is a contented kinfolk: J.G. Ballard’s ‘Intensive Care Unit’” by means of Jeff W. Marker.

“A Million Little Blogs: neighborhood, Narrative, and the James Frey Controversy” by way of Mark Nunes.

“Monstrous Modernism and The Day of the Locust” through Martin Rogers.

“The lack of popularity: mental Implications” through okay. Bryant Smalley and William D. McIntosh.

“Grunge, insurrection Grrrl and the Forgetting of ladies in renowned Culture” by way of Catherine powerful.

“Burning Bush: Sitcom remedies of the Bush Presidency" via Stacy Takacs.

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Download E-books Divas, Dames & Daredevils: Lost Heroines of Golden Age Comics PDF

By Mike Madrid

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“Mike Madrid provides those forgotten superheroines their due. those ‘lost’ heroines are actually found—to the pride of comedian booklet enthusiasts everywhere.” —STAN LEE

Wonder lady, Mary wonder, and Sheena, Queen of the Jungle governed the pages of comedian books within the Nineteen Forties, yet many different heroines of the WWII period were forgotten. via twenty-eight complete reproductions of classic Golden Age comics, Divas, Dames & Daredevils reintroduces their inventive talents to mete out justice to Nazis, extraterrestrial beings, and evildoers of all kinds.

Each spine-tingling bankruptcy opens with Mike Madrid’s insightful observation approximately heroines on the sunrise of the comedian booklet and divulges a universe populated by means of striking women—superheroes, journalists, galactic warriors, bold detectives, and ace fighter pilots—who safe the USA and the realm with wit and guile.

In those pages, fanatics also will meet heroines with amazing similarities to extra smooth superheroes, together with The Spider Queen, who deployed net shooters 20 years earlier than Spider guy, and Marga the Panther lady, whose feral instincts and sharp claws tore up the undesirable men lengthy ahead of Wolverine. those ladies can have been neglected within the annals of background, yet their effect on pop culture, and the heroes we’re keen about this present day, is unmistakable.

Mike Madrid is the writer of Divas, Dames & Daredevils: misplaced Heroines of Golden Age Comics and The Supergirls: type, Feminism, myth, and the heritage of comedian publication Heroines, an NPR “Best publication To percentage together with your associates” and American Library organization Amelia Bloomer undertaking striking e-book. Madrid, a San Francisco local and lifetime fan of comedian books and pop culture, additionally looks within the documentary Wonder ladies! The Untold tale of yank Superheroines.

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Download E-books The Philosophy of Clint Eastwood (Philosophy Of Popular Culture) PDF

Well-known for his masculine swagger and gritty roles, American cultural icon Clint Eastwood has almost outlined the archetype of the cruel lawman. starting along with his first on-screen visual appeal within the tv sequence Rawhide (1959–1965) and solidified by way of his portrayal of the "Man with out identify" in Sergio Leone's "Dollars" trilogy (1964–1966), he rocketed to stardom and shortly grew to become the most recognizable actors in Hollywood. The Philosophy of Clint Eastwood examines the philosophy and psychology at the back of this flexible and arguable determine, exploring his roles as actor, musician, and director.

Led via editors Richard T. McClelland and Brian B. Clayton, the individuals to this well timed quantity speak about numerous issues. They discover Eastwood's arresting critique and revision of the conventional western in movies reminiscent of Unforgiven (1992), in addition to his attitudes towards violence and the linked suggestion of masculinity from the soiled Harry video clips (starting in 1971) to Gran Torino (2008). The essays additionally chart a shift in Eastwood's brooding about the worth of so-called rugged individualism, a component of a lot of his early motion pictures, already wondered in Play Misty for Me (1971) and decisively rejected in Million greenback Baby (2004).

Clint Eastwood has confirmed to be a dynamic actor, a perceptive and bold director, in addition to an interesting public determine. studying topics corresponding to the position of civil morality and neighborhood in his paintings, his use of subject matters of self-reliance and non secular know-how, and his cinematic sensibility, The Philosophy of Clint Eastwood will offer readers with a deeper feel of Eastwood as an artist and light up the philosophical conflicts and resolutions that force his movies.

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Download E-books The Worlds of Farscape: Essays on the Groundbreaking Television Series (Critical Explorations in Science Fiction and Fantasy) PDF

By Sherry Ginn

Reversing a standard technological know-how fiction cliche, Farscape follows the adventures of the human astronaut John Crichton after he's shot via a wormhole into one other a part of the universe. right here Crichton is the single person, going from being a member of the main clever species on our planet to being usually thought of mentally poor through the beings he encounters in his new setting. John Crichton befriends a gaggle of beings from a variety of species trying to break out from imprisonment aboard a residing spaceship. The sequence, which broke a number of the so-called "rules" of technological know-how fiction, follows Crichton's makes an attempt to outlive in worlds which are usually opposed to him and his acquaintances. Their adventures heart on each one being's try and have the opportunity domestic. The essays during this quantity discover issues operating during the sequence, reminiscent of stable and evil, love and intercourse, and what it capability to be a hero, in addition to a number of the characters populating the sequence, together with the villains or even the send itself.

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Download E-books Game Play: Paratextuality in Contemporary Board Games PDF

By Paul Booth

The twenty first century has visible a board online game renaissance. At a time whilst streaming tv reveals thousands of audience, games garner billions of bucks, and social media grows ever extra excessive, little has been written concerning the emerging acclaim for board video games. And but board video games are one in all our quickest starting to be leisure pursuits, with revenues expanding each year. brand new board video games are greater than simply your common rainy-day mainstay. as soon as linked exclusively with geek subcultures, advanced and strategic board video games are more and more dominating the playful media surroundings.

the recognition of those complicated board video games mirrors the increase of extra advanced cult media items. In Game Play: Paratextuality in modern Board Games, Paul sales space examines complicated board video games in keeping with ebook, television, and picture franchises, together with Doctor Who, The jogging lifeless, Lord of the earrings, megastar Trek, The starvation Games and the worlds of H.P. Lovecraft. How does a video game characterize a cult global? How can narratives go media structures? via investigating the connection among those media items and their board video game types, sales space illustrates the connections among cult media, gameplay, and narrative in a electronic media environment.

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By Aaron Allen Schiller

At the top of The Colbert Report, some of the most well known indicates on tv, Stephen Colbert is a popular culture phenomenon. multiple million humans sponsored his pretend candidacy within the 2008 U.S. presidential election on fb, a testomony to the rather wealthy set of concerns and feelings Colbert brings to brain. Stephen Colbert and Philosophy is filled with considerate and a laugh chapters, each one written via a thinker and all excited about Colbert's inimitable fact — from his observe creations (truthiness, wikiality, freem, and others) to his place as a faux-pundit who brazenly mocks Fox information and CNN. even if lots of the dialogue is situated round The Colbert Report, this assortment doesn't forget both his best-selling booklet, I Am the United States (And So Can You!), or his public performances, together with his incendiary 2006 White residence Press Correspondents' Dinner speech.

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Download E-books Batman Unauthorized: Vigilantes, Jokers, and Heroes in Gotham City PDF

Compiled by way of a veteran author of the comedian sequence, this number of essays explores Batman's motivations and activities, in addition to these of his foes. Batman is a creature of the evening, extra approximately vengeance than justice, extra affected by doubts than filled with self-assurance, and extra darkness than gentle. He has no superpowers, simply ability, force, and a very well-made go well with.

One of the main well-known superheroes ever created, Batman has survived via campy television indicates and movies, via actors like Adam West, Michael Keaton, and Christian Bale. It covers either the foolish and the solemn, asking questions like Why is the Joker so solid at pushing Batman's buttons? What does Batman's expertise say in regards to the instances? Why are Batman's villains crazier than average? and Why is Batman the ideal, iconic American hero?

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Rick, Lori, Shane, Carl, Dale, Andrea, and Michonne--human survivors of a zombie apocalypse--don't be aware of a lot approximately philosophy, yet philosophical principles proceed to shamble on via their global, and there is no excape from them.

The strolling Dead is either a highly winning comics sequence and a favored television exhibit. This epic tale of a zombie apocalypse is exclusive. It makes a speciality of the long term person, social, and ethical outcomes of survival by way of small teams of people in an international overrun by way of contaminated zombies.

Guns, chainsaws, and machetes aren't adequate for survival: people additionally want contract on principles of behavior. Can equality or equity have any polace within the post-apocalyptic international? Do robbery or perhaps attack and homicide turn into ok below determined situations? Who may be well-known as having political authority? What approximately consuming human flesh? should still survivors have children?

As zombies have low IQs, poor manners, and the overwhelming urge to devour humans, have they got any rights in any respect? Am I nonetheless me if I develop into a zombie? Do zombies be aware of something? are they rational? wouldn't it be moral to coach a zombie and maintain it as a puppy? What the heck are P-zombies? And why may all of us leap on the chance

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Download E-books Mad Science: Einstein's Fridge, Dewar's Flask, Mach's Speed, and 362 Other Inventions and Discoveries that Made Our World PDF

By Randy Alfred

[b]365 days of innovations, discoveries, technological know-how, and expertise, from the editors of Wired Magazine[i].[/bi]

On January 30, Rubik utilized for a patent on his dice (1975). at the subsequent day, 17 years previous, the 1st U.S. satellite tv for pc undergone the Van Allen radiation belt. On March 17, the plane "black box" made its maiden voyage (1953). And what approximately this present day? each day of the 12 months has a wealthy clinical and technological historical past simply ready to be exposed, and [i]Wired's top-flight science-trivia booklet MAD technological know-how collects them chronologically, from New Year's Day to year's finish, exhibiting simply how unique, marvelous, strange, and appropriate technology can be.

In 2010, Wired's well known "This Day in Tech" weblog peaked with greater than 700,000 web page perspectives every month, and one tale in 2008 drew greater than 1000000 particular audience. This ebook will acquire the main interesting anecdotes from the blog's run-one for every day of the year-and submit them in a package deal that might immediately attract hardcore techies and curious laypeople alike.

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