Cultural Depictions

Laying Claim : African American Cultural Memory and Southern Identity  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by readerXXI at March 19, 2017
Laying Claim : African American Cultural Memory and Southern Identity

Laying Claim :
African American Cultural Memory and Southern Identity

by Patricia G. Davis
English | 2016 | ISBN: 0817319212 | 231 Pages | PDF | 3 MB

Contemporary violence and attacks about or inspired by the causes, outcomes, and symbols of the Civil War, even one hundred and fifty years after its end, add urgency to Davis's argument that the control and creation of public memories of that war is an issue of concern not only to scholars but all Americans.

Cultural Encyclopedia of the Breast  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by bookwarrior at March 2, 2016
Cultural Encyclopedia of the Breast

Cultural Encyclopedia of the Breast By Merril D. Smith
2014 | 300 Pages | ISBN: 0759123314 | PDF | 7 MB

Sense and Stigma in the Gospels: Depictions of Sensory-Disabled Characters  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by nebulae at Dec. 22, 2015
Sense and Stigma in the Gospels: Depictions of Sensory-Disabled Characters

Louise J. Lawrence, "Sense and Stigma in the Gospels: Depictions of Sensory-Disabled Characters"
English | ISBN: 0199590087, 0199590095 | 2013 | 208 pages | PDF | 1 MB

The Self-Portrait: A Cultural History  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by tarantoga at Aug. 20, 2015
The Self-Portrait: A Cultural History

James Hall, "The Self-Portrait: A Cultural History"
ISBN: 050023910X | 2014 | EPUB | 288 pages | 16 MB

'Tinkers': Synge and the Cultural History of the Irish Traveller  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by MoneyRich at Aug. 26, 2014
'Tinkers': Synge and the Cultural History of the Irish Traveller

'Tinkers': Synge and the Cultural History of the Irish Traveller by Mary Burke
Oxford University Press | September 28, 2009 | English | ISBN: 0199566461 | 256 pages | PDF | 2 MB

The history of Irish Travellers is not analogous to that of the 'tinker', a Europe-wide underworld fantasy created by sixteenth-century British and continental Rogue Literature that came to be seen as an Irish character alone as English became dominant in Ireland. By the Revival, the tinker represented bohemian, pre-Celtic aboriginality, functioning as the cultural nationalist counter to the Victorian Gypsy mania. Long misunderstood as a portrayal of actual Travellers, J.M. Synge's influential The Tinker's Wedding was pivotal to this 'Irishing' of the tinker, even as it acknowledged that figure's cosmopolitan textual roots. Synge's empathetic depiction is closely examined, as are the many subsequent representations that looked to him as a model to subvert or emulate. In contrast to their Revival-era romanticization, post-independence writing portrayed tinkers as alien interlopers, while contemporaneous Unionists labeled them a contaminant from the hostile South.
Claiming the Stones, Naming the Bones: Cultural Property and the Negotiation of National and Ethnic Identity

Elazar Barkan, Ronald Bush, "Claiming the Stones, Naming the Bones: Cultural Property and the Negotiation of National and Ethnic Identity"
Publisher: J. Paul Getty | 2002 | ISBN: 0892366737 | English | PDF | 384 pages | 73.6 Mb

Art, literature, music, monuments, myths, and traditional practices can create a profound sense of communal belonging, yet nothing illuminates the ambiguities of group identity more than conflicting claims to such cultural property. Claiming the Stones/Naming the Bones considers the many ways in which controversies regarding the ownership of tangible and intangible communal expression have defined and determined solidarities in the modern era. …

Embassies to China: Diplomacy and Cultural Encounters Before the Opium Wars  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by hill0 at June 28, 2017
Embassies to China: Diplomacy and Cultural Encounters Before the Opium Wars

Embassies to China: Diplomacy and Cultural Encounters Before the Opium Wars by Michael Keevak
English | 11 July 2017 | ISBN: 9811039712 | 174 Pages | PDF | 13.71 MB

This text is a timely and wide-ranging study providing essential background to the development of global modernity through the European encounter with China. Considering differing notions of peace,
Social Work with Latinos: Social, Economic, Political, and Cultural Perspectives, 2 edition

Social Work with Latinos: Social, Economic, Political, and Cultural Perspectives, 2 edition by Melvin Delgado
English | 2017 | ISBN: 0190684798 | 352 pages | PDF | 2 MB
The Captive Press: Foreign Policy Crises and the First Amendment (Cultural Studies)

The Captive Press: Foreign Policy Crises and the First Amendment (Cultural Studies) by Ted Galen Carpenter
English | June 13, 1995 | ISBN: 188257723X | 332 Pages | PDF | 64 MB

How the government's restrictions on the press during the recent international crises challenge the basis of a free press and the First Amendment.
There is a tension underlying press freedoms guaranteed by the First amendment and foreign policies which demand secrecy and lack of public involvement: Carpenter's title contends that national security bureaucracies often operate to manipulate or obstruct the news media, thwarting coverage of military and foreign policy initiatives in the process. These actions threaten an independent press structure, Carpenter maintains: this study tells how. – Midwest Book Review
Revolution and Its Narratives: China's Socialist Literary and Cultural Imaginaries, 1949-1966

Revolution and Its Narratives: China's Socialist Literary and Cultural Imaginaries, 1949-1966 by Xiang Cai, Rebecca E. Karl, Xueping Zhong
English | 2016 | ISBN: 0822360543 | 480 Pages | PDF | 4.3 MB

Published in China in 2010, Revolution and Its Narratives is a historical, literary, and critical account of the cultural production of the narratives of China's socialist revolution.