Ascetic Imperative Culture Criticism

Erlang and Elixir for Imperative Programmers  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by roxul at Dec. 1, 2016
Erlang and Elixir for Imperative Programmers

Wolfgang Loder, "Erlang and Elixir for Imperative Programmers"
English | ISBN: 1484223934 | 2016 | 256 pages | PDF | 13 MB

Amending the Abject Body: Aesthetic Makeovers in Medicine and Culture  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by lengen at Oct. 20, 2016
Amending the Abject Body: Aesthetic Makeovers in Medicine and Culture

Amending the Abject Body: Aesthetic Makeovers in Medicine and Culture (SUNY series in Feminist Criticism and Theory) by Deborah Caslav Covino
English | Oct. 28, 2004 | ISBN: 0791462323 | 163 Pages | PDF | 1 MB

Examines the implications and meanings of the makeover and aesthetic surgery industry in American popular culture.
Feminist theorists have often argued that aesthetic surgeries and body makeovers dehumanize and disempower women patients, whose efforts at self-improvement lead to their objectification. Amending the Abject Body proposes that although objectification is an important element in this phenomenon, the explosive growth of "makeover culture" can be understood as a process of both abjection (ridding ourselves of the unwanted) and identification (joining the community of what Julia Kristeva calls "clean and proper bodies"). Drawing from the advertisement and advocacy of body makeovers on television, in aesthetic surgery trade books, and in the print and Web-based marketing of face lifts, tummy tucks, and Botox injections, Deborah Caslav Covino articulates the relationship among objectification, abjection, and identification, and offers a fuller understanding of contemporary beauty-desire.

Gandhi's Ascetic Activism  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by tanas.olesya at Sept. 12, 2016
Gandhi's Ascetic Activism

Gandhi's Ascetic Activism by Veena R. Howard
English | 3 Jan. 2013 | ISBN: 1438445571 | 354 Pages | EPUB | 5 MB

More than six decades after his death, Mohandas Gandhi continues to inspire those who seek political and social liberation through nonviolent means.

BITCHfest: Ten Years of Cultural Criticism from the Pages of Bitch Magazine  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by free4magazines at Sept. 11, 2016
BITCHfest: Ten Years of Cultural Criticism from the Pages of Bitch Magazine

BITCHfest: Ten Years of Cultural Criticism from the Pages of Bitch Magazine
Language: English | EPUB | ISBN-10: 0374113432 | 2006 | 400 pages | 0,4 MB

In the wake of Sassy and as an alternative to the more staid reporting of Ms., Bitch was launched in the mid-nineties as a Xerox-and-staple zine covering the landscape of popular culture from a feminist perspective.

The Audacious Ascetic  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Bayron at Aug. 4, 2016
The Audacious Ascetic

The Audacious Ascetic: What the Bin Laden Tapes Reveal about Al-Qa'ida by Flagg Miller
English | 2015 | ISBN: 0190264365 | 320 pages | PDF | 4,4 MB

Dwight Macdonald on Culture  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by tanas.olesya at May 29, 2016
Dwight Macdonald on Culture

Dwight Macdonald on Culture: The Happy Warrior of the Mind, Reconsidered by Tadeusz Lewandowski
English | Apr. 25, 2013 | ISBN: 3631626908 | 147 Pages | PDF | 1 MB

Dwight Macdonald was the most prominent excoriator of mass culture in the 1950s and ’60s. Since that time his reputation has not fared well. Derided as elitist and passé, his tracts now represent everything wrong-headed about mid-century cultural criticism. Nonetheless, Macdonald remains relevant and deserves reconsideration.
Gizmos or: The Electronic Imperative: How Digital Devices have Transformed American Character and Culture

Arthur Asa Berger, "Gizmos or: The Electronic Imperative: How Digital Devices have Transformed American Character and Culture"
2015 | ISBN-10: 1137575263 | 114 pages | PDF | 3 MB
African American Culture and Legal Discourse 1st Edition

African American Culture and Legal Discourse by Lovalerie King
English | Nov. 15, 2009 | ISBN: 0230619886 | 272 Pages | PDF | 2 MB

This work examines the experiences of African Americans under the law and how African American culture has fostered a rich tradition of legal criticism. Moving between novels, music, and visual culture, the essays present race as a significant factor within legal discourse
The Maltese Touch of Evil: Film Noir and Potential Criticism (Interfaces: Studies in Visual Culture)

The Maltese Touch of Evil: Film Noir and Potential Criticism (Interfaces: Studies in Visual Culture) by Richard L. Edwards
English | Dec. 13, 2011 | ISBN: 1611680476 | 336 Pages | PDF | 4.29 MB

Noir is among the most popular, acclaimed, and critically assessed film styles of all time.

Anti-Apocalypse: Exercises in Genealogical Criticism  

Posted by Nice_smile) at Aug. 18, 2015
Anti-Apocalypse: Exercises in Genealogical Criticism

Anti-Apocalypse: Exercises in Genealogical Criticism by Lee Quinby
English | Apr. 1994 | ISBN: 0816622787 | 208 Pages | PDF | 16.87 MB

In politics, science, philosophy, popular culture, and feminist discourse, apprehensions of the End appear in images of cultural decline and urban chaos, forecasts of the end of history and ecological devastation