Author: Karal Ann Marling
Publisher: Harvard University Press
An examination of everyday objects and cultural trends as portrayed on television looks at American life and values in the 1950s.
A Century of American Fashion in Advertising
Author: Daniel Delis Hill
Publisher: Texas Tech University Press
Looks at the history of women's fashion advertising in Vogue magazine from the 1890s to the 1990s.
How Television Shapes Immigrant Expectations Around the Globe
Author: Clara E. Rodríguez
Publisher: NYU Press
Category: Performing Arts
The surprising effects of American TV on global viewers As a dominant cultural export, American television is often the first exposure to American ideals and the English language for many people throughout the world. Yet, American television is flawed, and, it represents race, class, and gender in ways that many find unfair and unrealistic. What happens, then, when people who grew up on American television decide to come to the United States? What do they expect to find, and what do they actually find? In America, As Seen on TV, Clara E. Rodríguez surveys international college students and foreign nationals working or living in the US to examine the impact of American television on their views of the US and on their expectations of life in the United States. She finds that many were surprised to learn that America is racially and economically diverse, and that it is not the easy-breezy, happy endings culture portrayed in the media, but a work culture. The author also surveys US-millennials about their consumption of US TV and finds that both groups share the sense that American TV does not accurately reflect racial/ethnic relations in the US as they have experienced them. However, the groups differ on how much they think US TV has influenced their views on sex, smoking and drinking. America, As Seen on TV explores the surprising effects of TV on global viewers and the realities they and US millennials actually experience in the US.
50 Amazing Products and the Commercials that Made Them Famous
Author: Lou Harry,Sam Stall
Publisher: Quirk Books
Category: Performing Arts
Do you want thicker, fuller, more lustrous hair? A smaller waistline and a bigger bustline? How about sharper cutlery, six-pack abs, and thighs that can crack a walnut? If you ve answered yes to these questions, you need As Seen on TV a photographic history of 50 amazing products that are not available in any store. Here are the incredible true stories of Ginsu Knives, Chia Pets, the Veg-o-Matic, K-Tel Records, the ThighMaster, and dozens of other favorites. But that s not all! You ll also receive expert analysis of the products, interviews with celebrity pitchpeople, and more than 100 color photographs. Order now, and we ll even throw in a chapter on the George Foreman Grill absolutely free! As Seen on TV is an inspiration to entrepreneurs of all ages, and a wacky trip down memory lane for couch potatoes everywhere. Call now operators are standing by!
The Holocaust as Seen by Its Perpetrators and Bystanders
Author: Ernst Klee,Willi Dressen,Volker Riess
Publisher: Konecky Konecky
One of the most painfully riveting books of our time. A first hand account of the greatest mass murder in history as told by the active and passive participants in genocide. What is different about this book is that it contains carefully compiled letters, journal entries and voluminous correspondence that prove beyond doubt that more members of the German population than ever before admitted to, knew about the Holocaust while it was happening.
Kinesthetic Aspects of Musical Interpretation
Author: Sara K. Schneider
Publisher: Pendragon Press
The substantive value of a performer's presence in co-creating a musical art work is examined in Schneider's insightful new book. Recital singing is placed within the history of solo performance since the baroque period (especially with reference to rhetorical style and eighteenth-century acting technique). A first-hand look at modern conservatory training highlights the pedagogical styles (and their effects on learning) of Antonia Lavane (Mannes College of Music), Cynthia Hoffman (Manhattan School of Music), and Paul Sperry (Juilliard School). The solutions that singers have found, or in the case of performers deconstructing the song tradition, have created to address the problem of a musically determined gesture, will surely benefit the professional singer, the teacher, and the student of voice.
Author: A.M. Shastri
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.
The Kuttani-mata of Damodaragupta is one of the few works in the history of classical Sanskrit literature the time and locale of the composition whereof can be ascertained with a fair degree of certainty. We learn from Kalhana that Damodaragupta occupied a high position under the Karkota-Naga king Jayapida Vinayaditya who ruled over Kashmir in the closing years of the eighth and early years of the ninth centuries A.D. A critical study of the internal evidence indicates that the work was probably composed a few years after the close of Jayapida's reign. As indicated by the title, the text aims at exposing the secrets of the whole craft of prostitution in the form of the advice of an experienced bawd (Kuttani) to a courtesan, and from this point of view it occupies a unique place in the whole range of Sanskrit literature; for the account is based not only on the standard erotic texts like Vatsyayana's Kama-sutra but draws copiously upon the poet's personal observation of the actual state of affairs obtaining in post-Jayapida Kashmir. But the poem has a much wider scope than its professed theme and covers the entire gamut of contemporary life of Kashmir in particular and northern India in general in all its varied aspects and as such forms an important source for the study of contemporary Indian society. The present work attempts a critical evaluation of this evidence in the light of relevant literary and archaeological data. In the process new light is thrown on several important questions.
Author: Elayne Rapping
Publisher: NYU Press
Law and Justice as Seen on TV examines the impact, significance, and social and political problems raised by the enormous onslaught of law-related television programming, both fiction and nonfiction, in the years since the rise of live televised trials as major media events. The book weaves together the various strands—media history and analysis, legal history and policy, and the national turn to the political right in the last decades—which gave birth to this trend and has kept it thriving and growing, by leaps and bounds, to the present day. Beginning with the history of courtroom drama on TV and its various contradictions and shifts, since the late 1940s to the present, the book analyzes the various entertainment series and genres that have so proliferated in recent years, giving special attention to such popular and influential series as "Law and Order" and "Cops." The second section begins by charting the complex and contested history of the coming of cameras to the courtroom and the way in which that legal decision led to televised trials and to the rise of Court TV. It examines as especially interesting and important the major trials—such as those of the Menendez brothers, O.J. Simpson, and Timothy McVeigh—which helped to shape the way television came to frame trials and their social implications for public consumption. From there it examines major social issues—gender violence, youth crime, family dysfunction, victims' rights which, with the rise of the courtroom as a major political and television arena, have come to be viewed largely as legal issues to be discussed and determined in legal terms by Americans in general. Accessible and lucid, Law and Justice as Seen on TV concludes with an examination of the broad implications of this social and cultural trend, closing with some thoughts about its expansion, on television and in the actual legal arena, during the "war on terrorism" in the wake of 9/11.
Exhibitions That Made Architecture and Design History
Author: Zoë Ryan
Publisher: Yale University Press
Exhibitions have long played a crucial role in defining disciplinary histories. This fascinating volume examines the impact of eleven groundbreaking architecture and design exhibitions held between 1956 and 2006, revealing how they have shaped contemporary understanding and practice of these fields. Featuring written and photographic descriptions of the shows and illuminating essays from noted curators, scholars, critics, designers, and theorists, As Seen: Exhibitions that Made Architecture and DesignHistory explores the multifaceted ways in which exhibitions have reflected on contemporary dilemmas and opened up new processes and ways of working. Providing a fresh perspective on some of the most important exhibitions of the 20th century from America, Europe, and Japan, including This Is Tomorrow, Expo '70, and Massive Change, this book offers a new framework for thinking about how exhibitions can function as a transformative force in the field of architecture and design.
Author: Sepp Linhart,Sabine Fr�hst�ck
Publisher: SUNY Press
Category: Sports & Recreation
The Culture of Japan as Seen through Its Leisure brings together scholars of various disciplines from around the globe to discuss different forms of leisure activities in past and present Japan, thus enriching our knowledge of Japanese culture. Arranged in five sections, the volume focuses on everyday activities such as leisure, sports, travel and nature, theater and music, playing games, and gambling. The editors place the treated leisure activities into a historical frame of reference and relate them to the well-known classification scheme of games by Roger Caillois.
Author: Sarah Mlynowski
When Sunny Langstein decides to pack up her Florida life and move in with her boyfriend in Manhattan, her big sister isn't thrilled. What modern-day twenty-four-year-old leaves her promising career, fabulous friends and perfect underground parking spot with accompanying convertible for…a guy? Only, Sunny has an additional incentive: the chance to star on Party Girls, the latest reality-television show. True, she might become a national laughingstock and it pays nothing, BUT it's a job—a job in Manhattan. She'll get to be with her boyfriend, Steve. Okay, so she can't tell anyone she isn't single—but with freebie designer clothes, alpha-beta peels and coconut-cream pedicures to make her transformation into a made-for-TV single girl complete…she can't lose! But when the show's premiere plunges Sunny into a media frenzy of talk shows, tampon endorsements, TV heartthrobs and S&M toys, how long will it take for Sunny to lose track of where she ends and her alter ego, Sunny Lang the Über Fashionista Single Superstar, begins?
Negro Zero To American Hero Who Changed United States From American Hypocrisy To Greatest Democracy
Author: Dr. B. Vithal Shetty
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Dr. Shetty’s provocative statements and prescriptive solution to various problems facing the oldest and the largest democracies in the world has been thoroughly analyzed and scrutinized. The author’s life history has been highlighted to show to the younger disillusioned generation that one can reach pinnacle of success in spite of all the ups and down in life. Dr. Shetty, a highly educated and qualified drug discovery scientist, received his Ph.D. two M.S. and two B.S. degrees from U. Penn and University of Science in Philadelphia. He has received scientific awards, authored and coauthored scientific papers and patents, lectured and chaired national and international conferences all over the world. Dr. Shetty was born in India, became a naturalized citizen of the United States of America, the country he loves, which has become his permanent home.
Author: Justin Wright
This book is a journey of mine. I write poetry to help me to better deal with PTSD. These are poems that come from the experiences of my daily life. I write about everything from love to war time memories.
Author: Dwila R. Funk
Publisher: Author House
Have you ever wondered what happens to your beloved pet when he or she dies? Will you ever be able to see him or her again in heaven? Or have you been plagued by the disturbing thought that animals are only here on earth for our enjoyment in this life but when they die, that is it for them, and they are gone forever? This haunted me for decades until I finally got up enough courage to seek out the truth for myself. I went to the word of God to conduct my own research. This book is the result of my quest to find the truth about how God really sees animals and His plan for them. I was astounded by the wealth of information that God shares in the Holy Bible regarding animals. The answers are there, hidden in His word. All anyone needs to do is look.
American and Vietnamese Artists Look at the War
Author: Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities
Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press
Examines the works of artists on both sides of the Vietnam conflict, providing a variety of artistic perspectives
Author: H.B. Jacobini
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
One of the most unfortunate facts about the relationship of the United States with Latin America is that only in recent years has there been any appreciable amount of intellectual interchange with reference to law. This, of course, is an example of the relative lack of cultural exchange between these peoples. Only in very recent years has the North American interest in Latin America been in any sense general and active. While there are a few recent volumes which discuss various aspects of Latin American law in a fashion calculated to interest the North American lawyer and academician, the Latin American contributions to and attitudes toward international law are virtually unknown in the United States except in very restricted quarters. For this reason it was thought that a survey such as the one presented here would contribute not only to a better under standing of Latin American juristic thought as pertaining to international law, but also to a better comprehension of legal theory in general, and of Latin American culture as a whole. The phase of the philosophy of international law which, with reference to the regional application here studied, has been the major interest in this work, i.e., whether writers rely more on naturalism or positivism as the philosophical foundation of the law of nations, is, like the matter of Latin American law itself, a subject which has been neglected by North American scholars.
Category: Columbus (Ga.)
Midland Academy opened in 2000 as a new school. During the 2001-2002 school year, each of the twenty-eight classes researched and wrote about a different part of Columbus.