Download A Very Serious Thing: Women's Humor and American Culture by Nancy A. Walker PDF

By Nancy A. Walker

A Very critical factor was first released in 1988. Minnesota Archive variations makes use of electronic expertise to make long-unavailable books once more available, and are released unaltered from the unique college of Minnesota Press editions.

"It is a really critical factor to be a humorous woman." –Frances Miriam Berry Whitcher

A Very severe Thing is the 1st book-length research of part of American literature that has been continually missed by way of students and underrepresented in anthologies—American women's funny writing. Nancy Walker proposes that the yankee funny culture to be redefined to incorporate women's humor in addition to men's, simply because, opposite to renowned opinion, girls do have a feeling of humor.

Her publication attracts on heritage, sociology, anthropology, literature, and psychology to posit that the explanations for overlook of women's funny expression are rooted in a male-dominated tradition that has formally denied ladies the liberty and self-confidence necessary to the slapstick comedian. instead of a examine of person writers, the e-book is an exploration of relationships among cultural realities—including expectancies of "true womanhood"—and women's funny reaction to these realities.

Humorous expression, Walker keeps, is at odds with the culturally sanctioned excellent of the "lady," and lots more and plenty of women's humor turns out to just accept, whereas really denying, this excellent. in truth, such a lot of yankee women's funny writing has been a feminist critique of yank tradition and its attitudes towards girls, in response to the author.

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Download The Sources of Social Power, Volume 4: Globalizations, by Michael Mann PDF

By Michael Mann

Distinguishing 4 assets of energy - ideological, financial, army, and political - this sequence lines their interrelations all through human heritage. This fourth quantity of Michael Mann's analytical background of social strength covers the interval from 1945 to the current, concentrating on the 3 significant pillars of postwar worldwide order: capitalism, the countryside approach, and the only real closing empire of the area, the U.S.. during this era, capitalism, geographical regions, and empires interacted with each other and have been remodeled. Mann's key argument is that globalization is not only a unmarried procedure, simply because there are globalizations of all 4 resources of social energy, every one of which has a special rhythm of improvement. issues contain the increase and beginnings of decline of the yankee Empire, the autumn or transformation of communism (respectively, the Soviet Union and China), the shift from neo-Keynesianism to neoliberalism, and the 3 nice crises rising during this interval - nuclear guns, the nice recession, and weather swap.

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Download Between the Devil and the Deep: Meeting Challenges in the by John H. Jameson Jr. (auth.), Della A. Scott-Ireton (eds.) PDF

By John H. Jameson Jr. (auth.), Della A. Scott-Ireton (eds.)

In growing interpretive techniques for maritime websites, archaeologists and source managers usually are required to imagine creatively to beat demanding situations and difficulties. those matters contain studying websites in inaccessible destinations and intensely deep water, permitting and controlling entry to fragile websites and limited components, tracking customer habit, making info attention-grabbing to a large viewers, and developing possibilities for public engagement, between different issues. assembly demanding situations offers state-of-the-art interpretation and public schooling innovations for maritime assets, either on land and underwater, with emphasis on fixing the original difficulties usually linked to offering those fragile, limited-access websites as background points of interest and on constructing potent visitation and civic engagement possibilities. The examples provided preferably can function types for source managers, archaeologists engaged in interpretation, and location directors. This quantity brings jointly a various staff of history execs to debate matters they’ve encountered and to give rules and case experiences for adapting, improvising, and overcoming them.

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Download Aroma: The Cultural History of Smell by Constan Classen PDF

By Constan Classen

Roses, musk, incense and myrrh--smells have constantly been linked to magic, therapeutic and sexual energy. but what's skilled as aromatic varies dramatically from one tradition to the opposite and from one epoch to the next.

</b><b>Aroma uncovers the key historical past of smells: from the perfumed banquets of historic Greece to "the most sensible blueberry taste ever made", from the candy "odor of sanctity" to the most recent in dressmaker fragrances. A trip of discovery that occurs within the body spray potions of the Pacific in addition to Andean aromatherapies, </b><b>Aroma maps the "smellscapes" of alternative cultures and explores the jobs that odors have performed all through background. alongside the best way, the authors open our senses to the strong cultural meaings of smells. Odors, they express, tell strength family members among the sexes, among periods and ethnic groups--the sultry femme fatale, the "sweaty operating class", the physique smell of "the foreigner" are cultural stereotypes made strikingly real.

With </b><b>Aroma Constance Classen, David Howes and Anthony Synnott invite us to stick to the smell of cultures current and earlier and to find a universe criss-crossed by means of the odor trails of the folk, animals and crops that inhabit it. them, unite humans or divide them, empower or disempower.

The booklet breaks the "olfactory silence" of modernity by means of delivering the 1st complete exploration of the cultural function of odors in Western history--from antiquity to the present--and in a wide selection of non-Western societies. Its subject matters diversity from the medieval notion of the "odor of sanctity" to the aromatherapies of South the USA, and from olfactory stereotypes of gender and ethnicity within the glossy West to the function of scent in postmodernity.

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Download Barcelona: Visual Culture, Space and Power by Helena Buffery, Carlota Caulfield PDF

By Helena Buffery, Carlota Caulfield

This richly illustrated quantity brings jointly clean insights into the altering city area of Barcelona from the start of the 20th century to the current day. the gathering focuses totally on the advanced dating among surroundings, id, and function as they have been obvious, explored, and portrayed by means of countercultural and avant-garde artists and groups from the Sixties to this day. Drawing the most important hyperlinks among thought and perform, aesthetics and environment—and paying specific realization to the function of the avant-garde in demanding and disrupting dominant paintings kinds and makes use of of city space—Barcelona offers a number of views and techniques, drawing on artwork historical past, cultural geography, functionality reports, and institutional critique.

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Download Scandinavian Colonialism and the Rise of Modernity: Small by Magdalena Naum, Jonas M. Nordin PDF

By Magdalena Naum, Jonas M. Nordin

​In Scandinavian Colonialism and the increase of Modernity: Small Time brokers in a world Arena, archaeologists, anthropologists, and historians current case reports that target the scope and effect of Scandinavian colonial enlargement within the North, Africa, Asia and the USA in addition to inside Scandinavia itsself. They speak about early glossy pondering and theories made legitimate and built in early sleek Scandinavia that justified and propagated participation in colonial growth. the amount demonstrates a vast and complete spectrum of archaeological, anthropological and old examine, which engages with a version of issues suitable for the knowledge of Danish and Swedish colonial heritage from the early seventeenth century until eventually this present day. the purpose is so as to add to the on-going international debates at the context of the increase of the fashionable society and to revitalize the sector of early sleek reports in Scandinavia, the place methodological nationalism nonetheless determines many archaeological and old reports.

via their theoretical dedication, serious outlook and alertness of postcolonial theories the participants to this publication shed a brand new gentle at the methods of creating and protecting colonial rule, hybridization and creolization within the sphere of fabric tradition, politics of resistance, and responses to the colonial claims. This quantity is a beautiful source for graduate scholars and researchers in historic archaeology, Scandinavia, early glossy background and anthropology of colonialism

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Download The Human Pursuit of Well-Being: A Cultural Approach by Ruut Veenhoven (auth.), Ingrid Brdar (eds.) PDF

By Ruut Veenhoven (auth.), Ingrid Brdar (eds.)

This booklet brings jointly the newest learn on optimistic psychology from a world solid of researchers and especially from the becoming physique of ecu researchers. The chapters describe study and perform from different fields of confident psychology, overlaying themes resembling happiness and wellbeing and fitness, motivation and objectives, character, educational functionality and coping, size and interventions. The publication emphasizes a cultural method of the human pursuit of health. it truly is detailed in that it offers study from more than a few cultures, reminiscent of Russia, Croatia, and Egypt, as well as ten various Western cultures. This procedure is helping expand our realizing of these facets of human adventure that make lifestyles worthy residing in different cultural stipulations. The booklet contains recognized and new authors from the sector and comprises chosen papers that have been provided on the 4th ecu convention of confident Psychology held in 2008 in Croatia.

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Download Paradise Redefined: Transnational Chinese Students and the by Vanessa Fong PDF

By Vanessa Fong

In 2004, Vanessa Fong provided a groundbreaking ethnographic exploration of the social, fiscal, and mental improvement of kids born considering the fact that China's one-child coverage was once brought in 1979. Her booklet Only Hope left readers with an image of under pressure, bold youth for whom elite prestige used to be the final word aim, although particularly few have been capable of in achieving it.

In Paradise Redefined, Fong tracks the reviews of many in her preliminary cohort of chinese language only-children—now college-age—as they examine out of the country in Australia, Europe, Japan, New Zealand, North the USA, and Singapore. whereas incomes a prestigious university schooling in China is the most route to elite prestige, learn out of the country presents another channel through providing a very versatile ''developed world'' citizenship. this versatile citizenship provides the opportunity of higher happiness and freedom afforded via transnational mobility, but additionally brings with it unforeseen affliction, ambivalence, and sadness. Paradise Redefined deals insights into China's globalization via studying the expectancies and studies that impact how a number of chinese language scholars make judgements approximately learning in a foreign country, staying in another country, immigration, and returning home.

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Download Citizenship as Cultural Flow: Structure, Agency and Power by Subrata K. Mitra (auth.), Subrata K. Mitra (eds.) PDF

By Subrata K. Mitra (auth.), Subrata K. Mitra (eds.)

The ebook addresses the very topical topic of citizen making. through delving right into a variety of resources - between them survey questions, historic records, political idea, architectural layout, and public coverage - the booklet presents a special research of whilst and why citizenship has taken root in India. each one bankruptcy highlights the consistent innovation of citizenship that has happened in India's felony, political, social, financial and aesthetic preparations in addition to delivering the foundation for comparative research throughout South Asian instances and the ecu Union.

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