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Pimps, Wimps, Studs, Thugs and Gentlemen

Author : Elwood Watson
Publisher : McFarland
Page : 319 pages
File Size : 51,8 Mb
Release : 2010-03-22
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN : 9780786455089

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Pimps, Wimps, Studs, Thugs and Gentlemen by Elwood Watson Pdf

With essays ranging in topic from the films of Neil LaBute to the sexual politics of Major League Baseball, this diverse collection of essays examines the multi-faceted media images of contemporary masculinity from a variety of perspectives and academic disciplines. The book's first half focuses on the issue of racialized masculinity and its various manifestations, with essays covering, among other topics, the re-imagining of Asian American masculinity in Justin Lin's Better Luck Tomorrow and the ever-present image of black male buffoonery in the neo-minstrel performances of VH1's Flavor of Love. The book's second half explores the issue of contemporary mediated performance and the cultural politics of masculinity, with essays focusing on popular media representations of men in a variety of gendered roles, from homemakers and househusbands to valorous war heroes and athletic demigods.

Rocky Stories

Author : Michael Vitez
Publisher : Paul Dry Books
Page : 144 pages
File Size : 48,9 Mb
Release : 2006
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN : 9781589880290

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Rocky Stories by Michael Vitez Pdf

Rocky still resonates with people around the world. These are their stories.

Celebrity Airport Encounters at LAX

Author : Percy; Marilyn Smith
Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
Page : 230 pages
File Size : 47,9 Mb
Release : 2011-10-31
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781465371409

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Celebrity Airport Encounters at LAX by Percy; Marilyn Smith Pdf

My celebrity encounter are real, and so is the way I rate the encounters between us. All of the celebrity encounters take place at LAX, so I decided to rate my encounters in a terminology airport passengers can understand and relate to...the class of their airplane fight.

Bad Clowns

Author : Benjamin Radford
Publisher : University of New Mexico Press
Page : 216 pages
File Size : 46,5 Mb
Release : 2016
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 9780826356666

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Bad Clowns by Benjamin Radford Pdf

A short history of the earliest clowns -- The despicable rogue Mr. Punch -- The unnatural nature of the evil clown -- Coulrophobia: Fear of clowns -- Bad clowns of the Ink -- Bad clowns of the Screen -- Bad clowns of the Song -- The carnal carnival: Buffoon boffing and clown sex -- Creepy, criminal, and killer clowns -- Activist clowns -- Crazed caged carny clowns -- The phantom clowns -- Troll clowns and the future of bad clowns

Public Enemy: Inside the Terrordome

Author : Tim Grierson
Publisher : Omnibus Press
Page : 336 pages
File Size : 51,7 Mb
Release : 2015-02-25
Category : Music
ISBN : 9781783233908

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Public Enemy: Inside the Terrordome by Tim Grierson Pdf

Public Enemy are an American hip hop group, formed in New York in 1982, known for their politically charged lyrics and criticism of the American media. This account focuses on the highs and lows of their career, provides an overview of their album releases, and examines what the future holds for them and hip hop as a whole.

Flavor Flav

Author : Flavor Flav
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 128 pages
File Size : 49,6 Mb
Release : 2006
Category : Electronic
ISBN : OCLC:1273611440

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Black Notes

Author : William C. Banfield
Publisher : Scarecrow Press
Page : 364 pages
File Size : 45,8 Mb
Release : 2004
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 081085287X

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Black Notes by William C. Banfield Pdf

Following in the footsteps of renowned authors like Alain Locke, Harold Cruse, and Amiri Baraka, Black Notes: Essays of A Musician Writing in A Post-Album Age, takes as its mission an important aesthetic inquiry, asking the compelling questions: How did we get where we are? What's next among this generation's artistic voices, concerns, and practices? What is the future of Black Popular Music? In this fascinating collection of essays, interviews, and notes, Author William C. Banfield celebrates and critiques the values of contemporary Black popular music through the exploration of both present and past voices and movements. From his unique vantage point as musician, artist, and writer, Banfield examines a variety of influences in the music world, from 17th-century composer/violinist Chevalier de St. Georges to jazz giant Duke Ellington; from producer Quincy Jones to pop legend Prince. Using a wide-angle lens, Banfield effectively draws from the academic world of cultural studies as well as a plethora of popular culture examples, including contemporary Black American composers, films, and television shows.

Watching While Black

Author : Beretta E. Smith-Shomade
Publisher : Rutgers University Press
Page : 280 pages
File Size : 40,8 Mb
Release : 2013-01-10
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 9780813553887

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Watching While Black by Beretta E. Smith-Shomade Pdf

Television scholarship has substantially ignored programming aimed at Black audiences despite a few sweeping histories and critiques. In this volume, the first of its kind, contributors examine the televisual diversity, complexity, and cultural imperatives manifest in programming directed at a Black and marginalized audience. Watching While Black considers its subject from an entirely new angle in an attempt to understand the lives, motivations, distinctions, kindred lines, and individuality of various Black groups and suggest what television might be like if such diversity permeated beyond specialized enclaves. It looks at the macro structures of ownership, producing, casting, and advertising that all inform production, and then delves into television programming crafted to appeal to black audiences—historic and contemporary, domestic and worldwide. Chapters rethink such historically significant programs as Roots and Black Journal, such seemingly innocuous programs as Fat Albert and bro’Town, and such contemporary and culturally complicated programs as Noah’s Arc, Treme, and The Boondocks. The book makes a case for the centrality of these programs while always recognizing the racial dynamics that continue to shape Black representation on the small screen. Painting a decidedly introspective portrait across forty years of Black television, Watching While Black sheds much-needed light on under-examined demographics, broadens common audience considerations, and gives deference to the the preferences of audiences and producers of Black-targeted programming.

Red November

Author : Joel B. Pollak
Publisher : Center Street
Page : 368 pages
File Size : 40,6 Mb
Release : 2020-07-14
Category : Political Science
ISBN : 9781546099697

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A conservative journalist goes behind enemy lines to cover the 2020 Democratic primaries from the inside. The 2020 Democratic primaries were some of the most extreme in the history of the United States. But the show isn't over yet. Socialism is still on the rise, and ideas that used to be considered crazy are now even more mainstream than they were before. In Red November, conservative journalist Joel Pollak tells the story of how the Democratic party got so extreme, and give a riveting account of life on the campaign trail. There are stories from the Democratic debates, interviews with candidates, and scuffles between journalists. Part travelogue, part satire, part memoir, Red November is a factual, yet humorous, look behind-the-scenes at the candidates, activists, and voters as Democrats choose who will take on the sacred task of removing Donald Trump -- "45," as he is known to his haters -- from the White House and ushering in a utopian age of "Medicare for All" and the "Green New Deal."

When Did I Start Looking Like a Cop?

Author : Joseph Belcastro
Publisher : iUniverse
Page : 135 pages
File Size : 41,5 Mb
Release : 2016-11-02
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781532009006

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When Did I Start Looking Like a Cop? by Joseph Belcastro Pdf

A Brooklyn native, Joseph Belcastro joined the New York City Police Department in July, 1983. He spent four years on uniform patrol, then another four years in the precincts plainclothes Anti-Crime Unit, before being transferred to the NYPDs infamous Street Crime Unit on Randalls Island. In his tell-all memoir, Joe describes his earliest encounters as a rookie cop in uniform, how he developed his unique crime-fighting strategies, and the partners he had along the way. Joes uncanny ability to follow his gut instincts, along with his determination and perseverance, led him to personally make over a thousand arrests, and to assist his partners in at least a thousand more. Ride along with Joe on his vehicle pursuits, sit in the back seat of his car stops, and in the process share the triumphs and disappointments in the life of a street cop. Its a ride you wont want to miss!

Punk Pedagogies

Author : Gareth Dylan Smith,Mike Dines,Tom Parkinson
Publisher : Routledge
Page : 364 pages
File Size : 41,6 Mb
Release : 2017-09-22
Category : Music
ISBN : 9781351995801

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Punk Pedagogies by Gareth Dylan Smith,Mike Dines,Tom Parkinson Pdf

Punk Pedagogies: Music, Culture and Learning brings together a collection of international authors to explore the possibilities, practices and implications that emerge from the union of punk and pedagogy. The punk ethos—a notoriously evasive and multifaceted beast—offers unique applications in music education and beyond, and this volume presents a breadth of interdisciplinary perspectives to challenge current thinking on how, why and where the subculture influences teaching and learning. As (punk) educators and artists, contributing authors grapple with punk’s historicity, its pervasiveness, its (dis)functionality and its messiness, making Punk Pedagogies relevant and motivating to both instructors and students with proven pedagogical practices.

Reality TV

Author : Jon Kraszewski
Publisher : Routledge
Page : 192 pages
File Size : 43,5 Mb
Release : 2017-02-24
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 9781317806035

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Reality TV by Jon Kraszewski Pdf

From early first-wave programs such as Candid Camera, An American Family, and The Real World to the shows on our television screens and portable devices today, reality television consistently takes us to cities—such as New York, Los Angeles, and Boston—to imagine the place of urbanity in American culture and society. Jon Kraszewski offers the first extended account of this phenomenon, as he makes the politics of urban space the center of his history and theory of reality television. Kraszewski situates reality television in a larger economic transformation that started in the 1980s when America went from an industrial economy, when cities were home to all classes, to its post-industrial economy as cities became key points in a web of global financing, expelling all economic classes except the elite and the poor. Reality television in the industrial era reworked social relationships based on class, race, and gender for liberatory purposes, which resulted in an egalitarian ethos in the genre. However, reality television of the post-industrial era attempts to convince viewers that cities still serve their interests, even though most viewers find city life today economically untenable. Each chapter uses a key theoretical concept from spatial theory—such as power geometries, diasporic nostalgia, orientalism, the imagination of social expulsions, and the relationship between the country and the city—to illuminate the way reality television engages this larger transformation of urban space in America.

Hip Hop around the World [2 volumes]

Author : Melissa Ursula Dawn Goldsmith,Anthony J. Fonseca
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Page : 933 pages
File Size : 53,7 Mb
Release : 2018-12-01
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 9798216096184

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Hip Hop around the World [2 volumes] by Melissa Ursula Dawn Goldsmith,Anthony J. Fonseca Pdf

This set covers all aspects of international hip hop as expressed through music, art, fashion, dance, and political activity. Hip hop music has gone from being a marginalized genre in the late 1980s to the predominant style of music in America, the UK, Nigeria, South Africa, and other countries around the world. Hip Hop around the World includes more than 450 entries on global hip hop culture as it includes music, art, fashion, dance, social and cultural movements, organizations, and styles of hip hop. Virtually every country is represented in the text. Most of the entries focus on music styles and notable musicians and are unique in that they discuss the sound of various hip hop styles and musical artists' lyrical content, vocal delivery, vocal ranges, and more. Many additional entries deal with dance styles, such as breakdancing or b-boying/b-girling, popping/locking, clowning, and krumping, and cultural movements, such as black nationalism, Nation of Islam, Five Percent Nation, and Universal Zulu Nation. Country entries take into account politics, history, language, authenticity, and personal and community identification. Special care is taken to draw relationships between people and entities such as mentor-apprentice, producer-musician, and more.

Double Negative

Author : Racquel J. Gates
Publisher : Duke University Press
Page : 248 pages
File Size : 51,5 Mb
Release : 2018-08-10
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 9781478002239

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Double Negative by Racquel J. Gates Pdf

From the antics of Flavor Flav on Flavor of Love to the brazen behavior of the women on Love & Hip Hop, so-called negative images of African Americans are a recurrent mainstay of contemporary American media representations. In Double Negative Racquel J. Gates examines the generative potential of such images, showing how some of the most disreputable representations of black people in popular media can strategically pose questions about blackness, black culture, and American society in ways that more respectable ones cannot. Rather than falling back on claims that negative portrayals hinder black progress, Gates demonstrates how reality shows such as Basketball Wives, comedians like Katt Williams, and movies like Coming to America play on "negative" images to take up questions of assimilation and upward mobility, provide a respite from the demands of respectability, and explore subversive ideas. By using negativity as a framework to illustrate these texts' social and political work as they reverberate across black culture, Gates opens up new lines of inquiry for black cultural studies.

New Body Politics

Author : Therí A. Pickens
Publisher : Routledge
Page : 187 pages
File Size : 47,5 Mb
Release : 2014-02-05
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 9781317819509

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New Body Politics by Therí A. Pickens Pdf

In the increasingly multi-racial and multi-ethnic American landscape of the present, understanding and bridging dynamic cross-cultural conversations about social and political concerns becomes a complicated humanistic project. How do everyday embodied experiences transform from being anecdotal to having social and political significance? What can the experience of corporeality offer social and political discourse? And, how does that discourse change when those bodies belong to Arab Americans and African Americans? Therí A. Pickens discusses a range of literary, cultural, and archival material where narratives emphasize embodied experience to examine how these experiences constitute Arab Americans and African Americans as social and political subjects. Pickens argues that Arab American and African American narratives rely on the body’s fragility, rather than its exceptional strength or emotion, to create urgent social and political critiques. The creators of these narratives find potential in mundane experiences such as breathing, touch, illness, pain, and death. Each chapter in this book focuses on one of these everyday embodied experiences and examines how authors mobilize that fragility to create social and political commentary. Pickens discusses how the authors' focus on quotidian experiences complicates their critiques of the nation state, domestic and international politics, exile, cultural mores, and the medical establishment. New Body Politics participates in a vibrant interdisciplinary conversation about cross-ethnic studies, American literature, and Arab American literature. Using intercultural analysis, Pickens explores issues of the body and representation that will be relevant to fields as varied as Political Science, African American Studies, Arab American Studies, and Disability Studies.