Common Culture and the Great Tradition

Common Culture and the Great Tradition
Author: Marshall William Fishwick
Pages: 230
ISBN: UOM:39015005195964
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Release: 1982
Editor: Praeger
Language: en

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Common Culture

Common Culture
Author: Michael Petracca,Madeleine Sorapure
Pages: 575
ISBN: 0205171788
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Release: 2011-07-22
Editor: Longman Publishing Group
Language: en

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This popular culture reader helps students develop critical and analytical skills and write clear prose while immersing themselves in subjects they find interesting: advertising, television, popular music, technology, sports, and movies.

Un common Cultures

Un common Cultures
Author: Kamala Visweswaran
Pages: 356
ISBN: 9780822391630
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Release: 2010-06-28
Editor: Duke University Press
Language: en

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In Un/common Cultures, Kamala Visweswaran develops an incisive critique of the idea of culture at the heart of anthropology, describing how it lends itself to culturalist assumptions. She holds that the new culturalism—the idea that cultural differences are definitive, and thus divisive—produces a view of “uncommon cultures” defined by relations of conflict rather than forms of collaboration. The essays in Un/common Cultures straddle the line between an analysis of how racism works to form the idea of “uncommon cultures” and a reaffirmation of the possibilities of “common cultures,” those that enact new forms of solidarity in seeking common cause. Such “cultures in common” or “cultures of the common” also produce new intellectual formations that demand different analytic frames for understanding their emergence. By tracking the emergence and circulation of the culture concept in American anthropology and Indian and French sociology, Visweswaran offers an alternative to strictly disciplinary histories. She uses critical race theory to locate the intersection between ethnic/diaspora studies and area studies as a generative site for addressing the formation of culturalist discourses. In so doing, she interprets the work of social scientists and intellectuals such as Elsie Clews Parsons, Alice Fletcher, Franz Boas, Louis Dumont, Claude Lévi-Strauss, Clifford Geertz, W. E. B. Du Bois, and B. R. Ambedkar.

Common Culture

Common Culture
Author: Michael Petracca,Madeleine Sorapure
Pages: 642
ISBN: PSU:000063166958
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Release: 2007
Editor: Prentice Hall
Language: en

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From Barbie to the Internet, the Simpsons to the malls, this engaging book on pop culture can help readers develop writing skills while reading and thinking about subjects they find inherently interesting. It contains essays addressing pop culture topics along with suggestions for further reading. Topics covered in the essays include advertising, television, popular music, cyberculture, sports, and movies. Because of its several comprehensive indexes, this book is an excellent reference work for writers and analysts of popular culture.

The SAGE Dictionary of Cultural Studies

The SAGE Dictionary of Cultural Studies
Author: Chris Barker
Pages: 211
ISBN: 0761973419
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Release: 2004-06-09
Editor: SAGE
Language: en

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Contains over 200 entries on key concepts and theorists of cultural studies.

Consumer Culture and Postmodernism

Consumer Culture and Postmodernism
Author: Mike Featherstone
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781848609013
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Release: 1990-12-07
Editor: SAGE
Language: en

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Implicit within claims that society itself is in some sense postmodern is an argument about the priority of consumption as a determinant of everyday life. In this view, mass media advertising and market dynamics lead to a constant search for new fashions, new styles, new sensations and experiences. Material goods are consumed as `communicators'; they are valued as signifiers of taste and of lifestyle. This volume examines the viability of this portrait of contemporary society. Mike Featherstone explores the roots of consumer culture, how it is defined and differentiated and the extent to which it represents the arrival of a `postmodern' world. He examines the theories of consumption and postmodernism among contemporary social theorists such as Bourdieu, Baudrillard, Lyotard and Jameson and relates these to the actual nature of contemporary consumer culture.

History Culture and Region in Southeast Asian Perspectives

History  Culture  and Region in Southeast Asian Perspectives
Author: O. W. Wolters,Olivers Wolters Wolters
Pages: 272
ISBN: 0877277257
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Release: 1999
Editor: SEAP Publications
Language: en

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A new edition of this classic study of mandala Southeast Asia. The revised book includes a substantial, retrospective postscript examining contemporary scholarship that has contributed to the understanding of Southeast Asian history since 1982.

Cultural Theory

Cultural Theory
Author: Tim Edwards
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781848607521
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Release: 2007-08-01
Editor: SAGE
Language: en

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"Written by some of the leading thinkers in the field, the book is an excellent resource for longstanding and contemporary issues in cultural theory. Comprehensive and well-written." - David Oswell, Goldsmiths College This timely volume provides a framework for understanding the cultural turn in terms of the classical legacy, contemporary cultural theory and cultural analysis. It reveals the significance of Marxist humanism, Georg Simmel, the Frankfurt School, Stuart Hall and the Birmingham School, Giddens, Bauman, Foucault, Bourdieu and Baudrillard. Readers receive a dazzling, critical survey of some of the primary figures in the field. However, the book is much more than a Rough Guide tour through the 'great figures' in the field. Through an analysis of specific problems, such as transculturalism, transnationalsim, feminism, popular music and cultural citizenship, it demonstrates the relevance of cultural sociology in elucidating some of the key questions of our time.

Sport Public Broadcasting and Cultural Citizenship

Sport  Public Broadcasting  and Cultural Citizenship
Author: Jay Scherer,David Rowe
Pages: 322
ISBN: 9781135017101
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Release: 2013-08-15
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

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This book examines the political debates over the access to live telecasts of sport in the digital broadcasting era. It outlines the broad theoretical debates, political positions and policy calculations over the provision of live, free-to-air telecasts of sport as a right of cultural citizenship. In so doing, the book provides a number of comparative case studies that explore these debates and issues in various global spaces.

Why Johnny Can t Tell Right from Wrong

Why Johnny Can t Tell Right from Wrong
Author: William Kilpatrick
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780671870737
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Release: 1993-09-01
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

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An analysis of why American schools fail to provide a moral education argues that the new decision-making-based educational theory fails to teach values

Classes and Cultures

Classes and Cultures
Author: Ross McKibbin,Fellow and Tutor in Modern History Ross McKibbin,R. Mc Hissun
Pages: 562
ISBN: 0198206720
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Release: 1998
Editor: Oxford University Press on Demand
Language: en

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In this book McKibbin investigates the ways in which class culture characterised English society and intruded every aspect of life, during the period 1918-1951. He also shows the increasing effects of Americanisation on this culture.

Cultural Politics and Education

Cultural Politics and Education
Author: Michael W. Apple
Pages: 149
ISBN: 0807735035
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Release: 1996-06-15
Editor: Teachers College Press
Language: en

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Michael Apple offers a powerful analysis of current debates and a compelling indictment of rightist proposals for change. Apple presents the causes and effects of further integrating schools into the corporate agenda, as well as current calls for a national curriculum and national testing, privatization and voucher plans, and fundamentalist religious pressures to censor textbooks. He demonstrates who will be the winners and losers culturally and economically as the conservative restoration gains in strength, bringing with it an even greater restratification of knowledge and students in terms of race, class, and gender.

The Transition of Global Order

The Transition of Global Order
Author: M. Terhalle
Pages: 267
ISBN: 9781137386908
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Release: 2015-03-17
Editor: Springer
Language: en

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This study looks at the underlying foundations of global order, putting aside mainstream institutionalist approaches in showing how China and the US are engaged in an intense process of contestation and renegotiation of an institutionalized order that has long been taken for granted.

Culture and Diversity in the United States

Culture and Diversity in the United States
Author: Jack David Eller
Pages: 342
ISBN: 9781317575788
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Release: 2015-05-15
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

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Knowledge of and sensitivity toward diversity is an essential skill in the contemporary United States and the wider world. This book addresses the standard topics of race, ethnicity, class and gender but goes much further by engaging seriously with issues of language, religion, age, health and disability, and region and geography. It also considers the intersections between and the diversities within these categories. Eller presents students with an unprecedented combination of history, conceptual analysis, discussion of academic literature, and up-to-date statistics. The book includes a range of illustrations, figures and tables, text boxes, a glossary of key terms, and a comprehensive bibliography. Additional resources are provided via a companion website.

An Encyclop dia of Gardening

An Encyclop  dia of Gardening
Author: John Claudius Loudon
Pages: 1233
ISBN: UCBK:C051639537
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Release: 1829
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Color Conscious

Color Conscious
Author: Kwame Anthony Appiah,Amy Gutmann
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9781400822096
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Release: 1998-03-16
Editor: Princeton University Press
Language: en

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In America today, the problem of achieving racial justice--whether through "color-blind" policies or through affirmative action--provokes more noisy name-calling than fruitful deliberation. In Color Conscious, K. Anthony Appiah and Amy Gutmann, two eminent moral and political philosophers, seek to clear the ground for a discussion of the place of race in politics and in our moral lives. Provocative and insightful, their essays tackle different aspects of the question of racial justice; together they provide a compelling response to our nation's most vexing problem. Appiah begins by establishing the problematic nature of the idea of race. He draws on the scholarly consensus that "race" has no legitimate biological basis, exploring the history of its invention as a social category and showing how the concept has been used to explain differences among groups of people by mistakenly attributing various "essences" to them. Appiah argues that, while people of color may still need to gather together, in the face of racism, under the banner of race, they need also to balance carefully the calls of race against the many other dimensions of individual identity; and he suggests, finally, what this might mean for our political life. Gutmann examines alternative political responses to racial injustice. She argues that American politics cannot be fair to all citizens by being color blind because American society is not color blind. Fairness, not color blindness, is a fundamental principle of justice. Whether policies should be color-conscious, class conscious, or both in particular situations, depends on an open-minded assessment of their fairness. Exploring timely issues of university admissions, corporate hiring, and political representation, Gutmann develops a moral perspective that supports a commitment to constitutional democracy. Appiah and Gutmann write candidly and carefully, presenting many-faceted interpretations of a host of controversial issues. Rather than supplying simple answers to complex questions, they offer to citizens of every color principled starting points for the ongoing national discussions about race.

Curriculum Pedagogy and Educational Research

Curriculum  Pedagogy and Educational Research
Author: John Elliott,Nigel Norris
Pages: 168
ISBN: 9781136733888
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Release: 2012-03-15
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

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Lawrence Stenhouse was one of the most distinguished, original and influential educationalists of his generation. His theories about curriculum, curriculum development, pedagogy, teacher research, and research as a basis for teaching remain compelling and fresh and continue to be a counterpoint to instrumental and technocratic thinking in education. In this book, renowned educationalists describe Stenhouse’s contribution to education, explore the contemporary relevance of his thinking and bring his work and legacy to the attention of a wide range of students, teachers, teacher educators and others involved in education. Stenhouse saw the primary aim of education as the development of individuality through a creative and critical engagement with culture. He was an early advocate of inclusive education and was committed to making available to all pupils an education that was challenging and empowering. For Stenhouse many of the problems of education stemmed not so much from its content as from the terms and conditions under which students were required to access it. Consequently he pioneered an approach to curriculum reform that stressed the quality of the educational process and the values that defined it, as opposed to ‘rational curriculum planning’, which stressed the pre-specification of measureable learning outcomes. Stenhouse devised the curriculum reform movement’s most ambitious strategy, ‘the process model’, and was its principal theorist. His idea of ‘the teacher as researcher’ lay at the heart of this strategy as the means by which the values that define a worthwhile educational process could be progressively realized by teachers in concrete forms of action within their classrooms and schools. What marked out Stenhouse’s unique contribution to the field of curriculum was his distinctive conceptualisation of the relationship between the teacher (authority), the learner (autonomy) and the subject matter (understanding). Founded on his epistemological scepticism and forged in his encounters with expertly discerning teachers who valued and nurtured the intellectual independence of students, Stenhouse acquired an acute appreciation of the ways in which teaching enhances or inhibits, develops or displaces the potential for autonomous thinking of students. He changed the relationship between curriculum theory, educational research and teachers; placing teachers right at the heart of the curriculum development process and the teacher as researcher at the heart of teacher professionalism.

Customs in Common

Customs in Common
Author: E. P. Thompson
Pages: 560
ISBN: 9781620972168
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Release: 2015-09-22
Editor: New Press/ORIM
Language: en

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An epic and intimate firsthand account of a true American hero’s daring journey into the heart of the Amazon forest in the nineteenth-century. “Meticulously researched, elegantly argued and deeply humane,” Customs in Common describes the complex culture from which working class institutions emerged in England—a panoply of traditions and customs that the new working class fought to preserve well into Victorian times (The New York Times Book Review). This remarkable sequel to E. P. Thompson’s influential, landmark volume of social history, The Making of the English Working Class, investigates the gradual disappearance of a range of cultural customs against the backdrop of the great upheavals of the eighteenth century. As villagers were subjected to a legal system increasingly hostile to custom, they tried both to resist and to preserve tradition, becoming, as Thompson explains, “rebellious, but rebellious in defence of custom.” Although some historians have written of riotous peasants of England and Wales as if they were mainly a problem for magistrates and governments, for Thompson it is the rulers, landowners, and governments who were a problem for the people, whose exuberant culture preceded the formation of working-class institutions and consciousness. Essential reading for all those intrigued by English history, Customs in Common has a special relevance today, as traditional economies are being replaced by market economies throughout the world. The rich scholarship and depth of insight in Thompson’s work offer many clues to understanding contemporary changes around the globe. “By providing a fuller sense of the way of life capitalism destroyed, Customs in Common helps us understand why the resistance to it was so protracted and tenacious . . . [This] long-awaited collection . . . is a signal contribution . . . [from] the person most responsible for inspiring the revival of American labor history during the past thirty years.” —The Nation “This book signals the return to historical writing of one of the most eloquent, powerful and independent voices of our time. At his best he is capable of a passionate, sardonic eloquence which is unequalled.” —The Observer

Guardians of the Humanist Legacy The Classicism of T S Eliot s Criterion Network and its Relevance to our Postmodern World

Guardians of the Humanist Legacy  The Classicism of T S  Eliot s Criterion Network and its Relevance to our Postmodern World
Author: Jeroen Vanheste
Pages: 564
ISBN: 9789047420088
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Release: 2007-05-11
Editor: BRILL
Language: en

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The T.S. Eliot of the 1920s was a European humanist who was part of an international network of like-minded intellectuals. Their ideas about literature, education and European culture in general remain highly relevant to the cultural debates of our day.