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Twentieth-Century Boy PDF Book By Duncan Hannah

Twentieth-Century Boy

  • Author: Duncan Hannah
  • ISBN Code: : 1524733407
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Page : 480 pages
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 257 Readers
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Celebrated painter Duncan Hannah arrived in New York City from Minneapolis in the early 1970s as an art student hungry for experience, game for almost anything, and with a prodigious taste for drugs, girls, alcohol, movies, rock and roll, books, parties, and everything else the city had to offer. Taken directly from the notebooks Hannah kept throughout the decade, Twentieth-Century Boy is a fascinating, sometimes lurid, and incredibly entertaining report from a now almost mythical time and place. Full of outrageously bad behavior, naked ambition, fantastically good music, and evaporating barriers of taste and decorum, and featuring cameos from David Bowie, Andy Warhol, Patti Smith, and many more, it is a rollicking account of an artist’s coming of age.

The Wealth of Networks PDF Book By Yochai Benkler

The Wealth of Networks

  • Author: Yochai Benkler
  • ISBN Code: : 0300127235
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Page : 515 pages
  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • Reviews : 459 Readers
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Describes how patterns of information, knowledge, and cultural production are changing. The author shows that the way information and knowledge are made available can either limit or enlarge the ways people create and express themselves. He describes the range of legal and policy choices that confront.

Things Fall Apart PDF Book By Chinua Achebe

Things Fall Apart

  • Author: Chinua Achebe
  • ISBN Code: : 0141393963
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Page : 176 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 463 Readers
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Okonkwo is the greatest warrior alive, famous throughout West Africa. But when he accidentally kills a clansman, things begin to fall apart. Then Okonkwo returns from exile to find missionaries and colonial governors have arrived in the village. With his world thrown radically off-balance he can only hurtle towards tragedy. Chinua Achebe's stark novel reshaped both African and world literature. This arresting parable of a proud but powerless man witnessing the ruin of his people begins Achebe's landmark trilogy of works chronicling the fate of one African community, continued in Arrow of God and No Longer at Ease.

Dubliners PDF Book By James Joyce

Dubliners

  • Author: James Joyce
  • ISBN Code: : 2377875076
  • Publisher :
  • Page : pages
  • Genre :
  • Reviews : 161 Readers
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Dubliners is a collection of 15 short stories by James Joyce, first published in 1914. The fifteen stories were meant to be a naturalistic depiction of the Irish middle class life in and around Dublin in the early years of the 20th century. The stories were written at the time when Irish nationalism was at its peak, and a search for a national identity and purpose was raging; at a crossroads of history and culture, Ireland was jolted by various converging ideas and influences. They center on Joyce's idea of an epiphany: a moment where a character has a special moment of self-understanding or illumination. Many of the characters in Dubliners later appear in minor roles in Joyce's novel Ulysses. The initial stories in the collection are narrated by children as protagonists, and as the stories continue, they deal with the lives and concerns of progressively older people. This is in line with Joyce's tripartite division of the collection into childhood, adolescence and maturity.

Paul Simon PDF Book By Robert Hilburn

Paul Simon

  • Author: Robert Hilburn
  • ISBN Code: : 1501112147
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Page : 448 pages
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 123 Readers
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Acclaimed music writer Robert Hilburn’s “epic” and “definitive” (Rolling Stone) biography of music icon Paul Simon, written with Simon’s full participation—but without his editorial control—that “reminds us how titanic this musician is” (The Washington Post). For more than fifty years, Paul Simon has spoken to us in songs about alienation, doubt, resilience, and empathy in ways that have established him as one of the most beloved artists in American pop music history. Songs like “The Sound of Silence,” “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” “Still Crazy After All These Years,” and “Graceland” have moved beyond the sales charts and into our cultural consciousness. But Simon is a deeply private person who has said he will not write an autobiography or talk to biographers. Finally, however, he has opened up for Robert Hilburn—for more than one hundred hours of interviews—in this “brilliant and entertaining portrait of Simon that will likely be the definitive biography” (Publishers Weekly, starred review). Over the course of three years, Hilburn conducted in-depth interviews with scores of Paul Simon’s friends, family, colleagues, and others—including ex-wives Carrie Fisher and Peggy Harper, who spoke for the first time—and even penetrated the inner circle of Simon’s long-reclusive muse, Kathy Chitty. The result is a deeply human account of the challenges and sacrifices of a life in music at the highest level. In the process, Hilburn documents Simon’s search for artistry and his constant struggle to protect that artistry against distractions—fame, marriage, divorce, drugs, record company interference, rejection, and insecurity—that have derailed so many great pop figures. “As engaging as a lively American tune” (People), Paul Simon is a “straight-shooting tour de force…that does thorough justice to this American prophet and pop star” (USA TODAY, four out of four stars). “Read it if you like Simon; read it if you want to discover how talent unfolds itself” (Stephen King).

Music in the 20th Century (3 Vol Set) PDF Book By Dave DiMartino

Music in the 20th Century (3 Vol Set)

  • Author: Dave DiMartino
  • ISBN Code: : 1317464303
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Page : 800 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 106 Readers
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This is an examination of the crucial formative period of Chinese attitudes toward nuclear weapons, the immediate post-Hiroshima/Nagasaki period and the Korean War. It also provides an account of US actions and attitudes during this period and China's response.

Belwin 21st Century Band Method, Level 1 PDF Book By Jack Bullock,Anthony Maiello

Belwin 21st Century Band Method, Level 1

  • Author: Jack Bullock,Anthony Maiello
  • ISBN Code: : 9781457447020
  • Publisher : Alfred Music
  • Page : 36 pages
  • Genre : Music
  • Reviews : 693 Readers
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Level One of this method is comprised of books for all the primary band instruments plus electric bass and guitar. Motivational aspects are emphasized, such as using frequent duets and rounds, popular tunes as well as classical, traditional, folk, and other styles, and "Songs Just for the Fun of It," which appear at strategic learning intervals. Most of all, the Level One book can be completed in just one year, which encourages students to want to learn more. Lessons are carefully sequenced, and include in-depth rhythm study, consistent reinforcement of topics newly presented, theory exercises, and points on individual instrument needs. The conductor's score includes lesson plans and teaching suggestions correlated with the National Standards for Arts Education. Three complete concerts are included in Level One.

Belwin 21st Century Band Method, Level 2 PDF Book By Jack Bullock,Anthony Maiello

Belwin 21st Century Band Method, Level 2

  • Author: Jack Bullock,Anthony Maiello
  • ISBN Code: : 9781457447181
  • Publisher : Alfred Music
  • Page : 36 pages
  • Genre : Music
  • Reviews : 862 Readers
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Level Two, continues at the same pace as Level One, expanding range, scale study, rhythms, technique, and ensemble playing. As well as classical, world music, and patriotic pieces, there are 11 popular standard songs, including: * Chitty Chitty Bang Bang * Sleigh Ride * A Trumpeter's Lullaby * The Little Drummer Boy * Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas * I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing * The Syncopated Clock * We're Off to See the Wizard * The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down * Theme from Star Wars The two commissioned performance pieces are Celtic Air and Dance by Elliot del Borgo, and Destiny by Larry Clark. This book combines the percussion book (snare drum, bass drum, and auxiliary percussion) on left hand pages, and keyboard percussion on right hand pages.

Boy Bands and the Performance of Pop Masculinity PDF Book By Georgina Gregory

Boy Bands and the Performance of Pop Masculinity

  • Author: Georgina Gregory
  • ISBN Code: : 0429648456
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Page : 168 pages
  • Genre : Music
  • Reviews : 666 Readers
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Boy Bands and the Performance of Pop Masculinity provides a history of the boy band from the Beatles to One Direction, placing the modern male pop group within the wider context of twentieth- and twenty-first-century popular music and culture. Offering the first extended look at pop masculinity as exhibited by boy bands, this volume links the evolving expressions of gender and sexuality in the boy band to wider economic and social changes that have resulted in new ways of representing what it is to be a man. The popularity of boy bands is unquestionable, and their contributions to popular music are significant, yet they have attracted relatively little study. This book fills that gap with chapters exploring the challenges of defining the boy band phenomenon, its origins and history from the 1940s to the present, the role of management and marketing, the performance of gender and sexuality, and the nature of fandom and fan agency. Throughout, the author illuminates the ways in which identity politics influence the production and consumption of pop music and shows how the mainstream pop of boy bands can both reinforce and subvert gender and class hierarchies.

Glam Rock PDF Book By Simon Philo

Glam Rock

  • Author: Simon Philo
  • ISBN Code: : 1442271485
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Page : 236 pages
  • Genre : Music
  • Reviews : 553 Readers
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Glam Rock investigates the origins, development and impact of an under-valued and misunderstood musical genre. Exploring artistic, political, psychological, sexual, and commercial contexts, this book develops the transatlantic cultural history of this unique movement in popular music with fresh depth and connections.

Routledge International Encyclopedia of Queer Culture PDF Book By David A. Gerstner

Routledge International Encyclopedia of Queer Culture

  • Author: David A. Gerstner
  • ISBN Code: : 1136761810
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Page : 784 pages
  • Genre : Reference
  • Reviews : 996 Readers
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The Routledge International Encyclopedia of Queer Culture covers gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer (GLBTQ) life and culture post-1945, with a strong international approach to the subject. The scope of the work is extremely comprehensive, with entries falling into the broad categories of Dance, Education, Film, Health, Homophobia, the Internet, Literature, Music, Performance, and Politics. Slang is also covered. The international contributors come from a wide array of backgrounds: scholars, journalists, artists, doctors, scientists, lawyers, activists, and an enormous range of ideologies and points of view are represented. Major entries provide in-depth information and consider the intellectual and cultural implications of their subjects in a global context. Information is completely up-to-date, including full coverage and analysis of such current or ongoing issues as same-sex marriage/civil union and the international AIDS epidemic. Additionally, there are important appendices covering international sodomy laws and archival institutions, which will be of great value to researchers. The Encyclopedia is fully cross-referenced and many entries carry a bibliography. Where possible internet references have been given and there is a full index. The combination of its wide scope, determined international coverage and appendices make the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Queer Culture a uniquely ambitious work and an extremely rich source of information. It is a priority addition for all libraries serving scholars and students with an interest in GLBTQ culture, history and politics across the disciplines.

Encyclopedia of Music in the 20th Century PDF Book By Lol Henderson,Lee Stacey

Encyclopedia of Music in the 20th Century

  • Author: Lol Henderson,Lee Stacey
  • ISBN Code: : 113592953X
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Page : 800 pages
  • Genre : Reference
  • Reviews : 956 Readers
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The Encyclopedia of Music in the 20th Century is an alphabetically arranged encyclopedia of all aspects of music in various parts of the world during the 20th century. It covers the major musical styles--concert music, jazz, pop, rock, etc., and such key genres as opera, orchestral music, be-bop, blues, country, etc. Articles on individuals provide biographical information on their life and works, and explore the contribution each has made in the field. Illustrated and fully cross-referenced, the Encyclopedia of Music in the 20th Century also provides Suggested Listening and Further Reading information. A good first point of reference for students, librarians, and music scholars--as well as for the general reader.

A Century of American Popular Music PDF Book By David A. Jasen

A Century of American Popular Music

  • Author: David A. Jasen
  • ISBN Code: : 113535264X
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Page : 464 pages
  • Genre : Music
  • Reviews : 949 Readers
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First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Rock and Roll PDF Book By Maury Dean

Rock and Roll

  • Author: Maury Dean
  • ISBN Code: : 0875862071
  • Publisher : Algora Publishing
  • Page : 680 pages
  • Genre : Music
  • Reviews : 149 Readers
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This Rock 'n' Roll survey covers 38 of your own "top 40" hits, focusing on every single that broke new ground or topped the charts. It bounces with the excitement of rock music and the vibrant personalities who create it.

The Brass Band Bibliography PDF Book By Gavin Holman

The Brass Band Bibliography

  • Author: Gavin Holman
  • ISBN Code: : N.a
  • Publisher : Gavin Holman
  • Page : 241 pages
  • Genre : Reference
  • Reviews : 974 Readers
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9th edition, 2019. A comprehensive list of books, articles, theses and other material covering the brass band movement, its history, instruments and musicology; together with other related topics (originally issued in book form in January 2009)

Brass Bands of the British Isles 1800-2018 - a historical directory PDF Book By Gavin Holman

Brass Bands of the British Isles 1800-2018 - a historical directory

  • Author: Gavin Holman
  • ISBN Code: : N.a
  • Publisher : Gavin Holman
  • Page : pages
  • Genre :
  • Reviews : 606 Readers
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Of the many brass bands that have flourished in Britain and Ireland over the last 200 years very few have documented records covering their history. This directory is an attempt to collect together information about such bands and make it available to all. Over 19,600 bands are recorded here, with some 10,600 additional cross references for alternative or previous names. This volume supersedes the earlier “British Brass Bands – a Historical Directory” (2016) and includes some 1,400 bands from the island of Ireland. A separate work is in preparation covering brass bands beyond the British Isles. A separate appendix lists the brass bands in each county

Critical Perspectives in Canadian Music Education PDF Book By Carol A. Beynon,Kari K. Veblen

Critical Perspectives in Canadian Music Education

  • Author: Carol A. Beynon,Kari K. Veblen
  • ISBN Code: : 1554583861
  • Publisher : Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
  • Page : 230 pages
  • Genre : Education
  • Reviews : 489 Readers
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Music education in Canada is a vast enterprise that encompasses teaching and learning in thousands of public and private schools, community groups, and colleges and universities. It involves participants from infancy to the elderly in formal and informal settings. Nevertheless, as post-secondary faculties of music and programs are growing significantly, academic books and materials grounded in a Canadian perspective are scarce. This book attempts to fill that need by offering a collection of essays that look critically at various global issues in music education from a Canadian perspective. Topics range from a discussion of the roots of music education in Canada and analysis of music education practices across the country to perspectives on popular music, distance education, technology, gender, globalization, Indigenous traditions, and community music in music education. Foreword by composer R. Murray Schafer.

Myth in the Modern World PDF Book By David Whitt,John Perlich

Myth in the Modern World

  • Author: David Whitt,John Perlich
  • ISBN Code: : 1476614490
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Page : 240 pages
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Reviews : 883 Readers
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Ubiquitous and enduring, myths are an inherent part of culture. These 10 essays explore the role of myth in the modern world, delving not only into science fiction and fantasy, but also into sport, terrorist rhetoric and television. Contributors contemplate the changing face of the hero in Breaking Bad, Justified and the Japanese film trilogy 20th Century Boys; explore ideology in George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Fire and Ice novels and the HBO series Game of Thrones, Showtime’s The L Word, and The Day the Earth Stood Still; and examine Al Qaeda’s use of myth to justify its violent actions. Other essays consider the hero ideal in sport, the wolf myth in Twilight and the comic persona of Hercules in the Travel Channel series Man v. Food. The power of myth, this volume reveals, extends beyond ancient stories of gods and heroes to express the hopes, fears and reality of everyday life.

The Adventures of Ozzie Nelson PDF Book By John R. Holmes

The Adventures of Ozzie Nelson

  • Author: John R. Holmes
  • ISBN Code: : 1476643695
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Page : 426 pages
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 625 Readers
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When Ozzie Nelson died in 1975, he was no longer a household name. For a guy who had created the longest-running TV sitcom in history, invented the rock video, and fronted one of the most successful big bands of the 1930s, it's baffling that Nelson has faded so far from American media memory. Larger than life offscreen--an attorney, college football star, cartoonist, songwriter, major band leader--Ozzie created a smaller-than-life TV persona, the bumbling average Dad who became known to the rock generation (which included his teen idol son Rick Nelson) as the essence of blandness. But America also saw Ozzie as their iconic Dad: not a "father knows best," since his pontifications usually proved flawed by the end of each episode, but the father who tried his best. This book is the only full-length biography of Ozzie Nelson since he published his memoirs in 1973. It treats the big band and early TV icon with affection and hints that American pop culture may owe more to Ozzie than is generally acknowledged.

Antique Trader Oriental Antiques & Art PDF Book By Mark Moran

Antique Trader Oriental Antiques & Art

  • Author: Mark Moran
  • ISBN Code: : 1440225095
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Page : 528 pages
  • Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
  • Reviews : 874 Readers
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LOSE YOURSELF in the mysterious allure of the Far Easy with Antique Trader Oriental Antiques & Art, 2nd Edition by Mark Moran and Sandra Andacht. This wide-ranging guide to Asian treasures provides you with the information you need to catalog and evaluate your collection. Each section includes historical backgrounds, current values, and detailed descriptions of plethora of objects ranging from apparel and textiles, rugs and carpets, Chinese porcelain and pottery, to furniture, paintings, Japanese armor and weaponry, and Southeast Asian ceramics. • Chinese Porcelain & Pottery • Japanese Ceramics • Furniture • Ivory, Horn, Shell, Tortoiseshell • Lacquer • Rugs & Carpets • Glass • Jewelry • Cloisonne

Nineteenth-Century British Music Studies PDF Book By Bennett Zon

Nineteenth-Century British Music Studies

  • Author: Bennett Zon
  • ISBN Code: : 0429627203
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Page : 324 pages
  • Genre : Music
  • Reviews : 998 Readers
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Originally published in 1999, this volume of essays arises from the first biennial Music in Nineteenth-Century Britain conference, held at the University of hull in July 1997. Like the conference, this book seeks to expand and reassess our current knowledge of musical life in Britain during the nineteenth century, as well as to challenge the preconceptions of earlier attitudes and scholarship. This volume covers a cohesive range of subjects and materials intended not only as a revision of past views and scholarship, but also as a tool for further research. It provides a vigorous reconsideration of the musical activity of the period.

London in the Twentieth Century PDF Book By Jerry White

London in the Twentieth Century

  • Author: Jerry White
  • ISBN Code: : 1407013076
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Page : 560 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 832 Readers
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Jerry White's London in the Twentieth Century, Winner of the Wolfson Prize, is a masterful account of the city’s most tumultuous century by its leading expert. In 1901 no other city matched London in size, wealth and grandeur. Yet it was also a city where poverty and disease were rife. For its inhabitants, such contradictions and diversity were the defining experience of the next century of dazzling change. In the worlds of work and popular culture, politics and crime, through war, immigration and sexual revolution, Jerry White’s richly detailed and captivating history shows how the city shaped their lives and how it in turn was shaped by them.

The Queer Child, or Growing Sideways in the Twentieth Century PDF Book By Kathryn Bond Stockton

The Queer Child, or Growing Sideways in the Twentieth Century

  • Author: Kathryn Bond Stockton
  • ISBN Code: : 0822390264
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Page : 306 pages
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Reviews : 317 Readers
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Children are thoroughly, shockingly queer, as Kathryn Bond Stockton explains in The Queer Child, where she examines children’s strangeness, even some children’s subliminal “gayness,” in the twentieth century. Estranging, broadening, darkening forms of children emerge as this book illuminates the child queered by innocence, the child queered by color, the child queered by Freud, the child queered by money, and the grown homosexual metaphorically seen as a child (or as an animal), alongside the gay child. What might the notion of a “gay” child do to conceptions of the child? How might it outline the pain, closets, emotional labors, sexual motives, and sideways movements that attend all children, however we deny it? Engaging and challenging the work of sociologists, legal theorists, and historians, Stockton coins the term “growing sideways” to describe ways of growing that defy the usual sense of growing “up” in a linear trajectory toward full stature, marriage, reproduction, and the relinquishing of childish ways. Growing sideways is a mode of irregular growth involving odd lingerings, wayward paths, and fertile delays. Contending that children’s queerness is rendered and explored best in fictional forms, including literature, film, and television, Stockton offers dazzling readings of works ranging from novels by Henry James, Radclyffe Hall, Virginia Woolf, Djuna Barnes, and Vladimir Nabokov to the movies Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, The Hanging Garden, Heavenly Creatures, Hoop Dreams, and the 2005 remake of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. The result is a fascinating look at children’s masochism, their interactions with pedophiles and animals, their unfathomable, hazy motives (leading them at times into sex, seduction, delinquency, and murder), their interracial appetites, and their love of consumption and destruction through the alluring economy of candy.

Policing Twentieth Century Ireland PDF Book By Vicky Conway

Policing Twentieth Century Ireland

  • Author: Vicky Conway
  • ISBN Code: : 1135089558
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Page : 264 pages
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Reviews : 377 Readers
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The twentieth century was a time of rapid social change in Ireland: from colonial rule to independence, civil war and later the Troubles; from poverty to globalisation and the Celtic Tiger; and from the rise to the fall of the Catholic Church. Policing in Ireland has been shaped by all of these changes. This book critically evaluates the creation of the new police force, an Garda Síochána, in the 1920s and analyses how this institution was influenced by and responded to these substantial changes. Beginning with an overview of policing in pre-independence Ireland, this book chronologically charts the history of policing in Ireland. It presents data from oral history interviews with retired gardaí who served between the 1950s and 1990s, giving unique insight into the experience of policing Ireland, the first study of its kind in Ireland. Particular attention is paid to the difficulties of transition, the early encounters with the IRA, the policing of the Blueshirts, the world wars, gangs in Dublin and the growth of drugs and crime. Particularly noteworthy is the analysis of policing the Troubles and the immense difficulties that generated. This book is essential reading for those interested in policing or Irish history, but is equally important for those concerned with the legacy of colonialism and transition.

Bill Monroe PDF Book By Tom Ewing

Bill Monroe

  • Author: Tom Ewing
  • ISBN Code: : 0252050584
  • Publisher : University of Illinois Press
  • Page : 656 pages
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 649 Readers
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The Father of Bluegrass Music, Bill Monroe was a major star of the Grand Ole Opry for over fifty years; a member of the Country Music, Songwriters, and Rock and Roll Halls of Fame; and a legendary figure in American music. This authoritative biography sets out to examine his life in careful detail--to move beyond hearsay and sensationalism to explain how and why he accomplished so much. Former Blue Grass Boy and longtime music journalist Tom Ewing draws on hundreds of interviews, his personal relationship with Monroe, and an immense personal archive of materials to separate the truth from longstanding myth. Ewing tells the story of the Monroe family's musical household and Bill's early career in the Monroe Brothers duo. He brings to life Monroe's 1940s heyday with the Classic Bluegrass Band, the renewed fervor for his music sparked by the folk revival of the 1960s, and his declining fortunes in the years that followed. Throughout, Ewing deftly captures Monroe's relationships and the personalities of an ever-shifting roster of band members while shedding light on his business dealings and his pioneering work with Bean Blossom and other music festivals. Filled with a wealth of previously unknown details, Bill Monroe offers even the most devoted fan a deeper understanding of Monroe's towering achievements and timeless music.

Music and Identity in Twentieth-Century Literature from Our America PDF Book By Marco Katz Montiel

Music and Identity in Twentieth-Century Literature from Our America

  • Author: Marco Katz Montiel
  • ISBN Code: : 1137433337
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Page : 215 pages
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 217 Readers
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Offering a one-of-a-kind approach to music and literature of the Americas, this book examines the relationships between musical protagonists from Colombia, Cuba, and the United States in novels by writers such as Gabriel García Márquez, Alejo Carpentier, Zora Neale Hurston, and John Okada.

Religion and Society in Twentieth-Century Britain PDF Book By Callum G. Brown

Religion and Society in Twentieth-Century Britain

  • Author: Callum G. Brown
  • ISBN Code: : 1317873505
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Page : 360 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 933 Readers
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During the twentieth century, Britain turned from one of the most deeply religious nations of the world into one of the most secularised nations. This book provides a comprehensive account of religion in British society and culture between 1900 and 2000. It traces how Christian Puritanism and respectability framed the people amidst world wars, economic depressions, and social protest, and how until the 1950s religious revivals fostered mass enthusiasm. It then examines the sudden and dramatic changes seen in the 1960’s and the appearance of religious militancy in the 1980s and 1990s. With a focus on the themes of faith cultures, secularisation, religious militancy and the spiritual revolution of the New Age, this book uses people’s own experiences and the stories of the churches to display the diversity and richness of British religion. Suitable for undergraduate students studying modern British history, church history and sociology of religion.

The Official Radio 6 Music Quiz Book PDF Book By Nick Holt

The Official Radio 6 Music Quiz Book

  • Author: Nick Holt
  • ISBN Code: : 1473550556
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Page : 544 pages
  • Genre : Music
  • Reviews : 569 Readers
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BBC Radio 6 Music is the place for alternative music – and this is the quiz for its fans. From indie pop and iconic rock to trip hop, electronica and dance, these questions will test your knowledge of the last 60 years of floor-fillers, cult classics and the best B-sides to the limit. Including dedicated quizzes on your favourite 6 Music shows, like Lauren Laverne's People's Playlist, Guy Garvey's Finest Hour, Jarvis Cocker's Sunday Service and more, find out how much you can really call yourself the king of rock n' roll.

Colour Films in Britain PDF Book By Sarah Street

Colour Films in Britain

  • Author: Sarah Street
  • ISBN Code: : 1838715142
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Page : 320 pages
  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • Reviews : 831 Readers
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How did the coming of colour change the British film industry? Unlike sound, the arrival of colour did not revolutionise the industry overnight. For British film-makers and enthusiasts, colour was a controversial topic. While it was greeted by some as an exciting development – with scope for developing a uniquely British aesthetic – others were deeply concerned. How would audiences accustomed to seeing black-and-white films – which were commonly regarded as being superior to their garish colour counterparts – react? Yet despite this initial trepidation, colour captivated many British inventors and film-makers. Using different colour processes, these innovators produced films that demonstrated remarkable experimentation and quality. Sarah Street's illuminating study is the first to trace the history of colour in British cinema, and analyses the use of colour in a range of films, both fiction and non-fiction, including The Open Road, The Glorious Adventure, This is Colour, Blithe Spirit, This Happy Breed, Black Narcissus, The Red Shoes, The Tales of Hoffmann and Moulin Rouge. Beautifully illustrated with full colour film stills, this important study provides fascinating insights into the complex process whereby the challenges and opportunities of new technologies are negotiated within creative practice. The book also includes a Technical Appendix by Simon Brown (Kingston University, UK), which provides further details of the range of colour processes used by British film-makers.

Multivocality PDF Book By Katherine Meizel PhD

Multivocality

  • Author: Katherine Meizel PhD
  • ISBN Code: : 0190621494
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Page : 256 pages
  • Genre : Music
  • Reviews : 373 Readers
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Multivocality frames vocality as a way to investigate the voice in music, as a concept encompassing all the implications with which voice is inscribed-the negotiation of sound and Self, individual and culture, medium and meaning, ontology and embodiment. Like identity, vocality is fluid and constructed continually; even the most iconic of singers do not simply exercise a static voice throughout a lifetime. As 21st century singers habitually perform across styles, genres, cultural contexts, histories, and identities, the author suggests that they are not only performing in multiple vocalities, but more critically, they are performing multivocality-creating and recreating identity through the process of singing with many voices. Multivocality constitutes an effort toward a fuller understanding of how the singing voice figures in the negotiation of identity. Author Katherine Meizel recovers the idea of multivocality from its previously abstract treatment, and re-embodies it in the lived experiences of singers who work on and across the fluid borders of identity. Highlighting singers in vocal motion, Multivocality focuses on their transitions and transgressions across genre and gender boundaries, cultural borders, the lines between body and technology, between religious contexts, between found voices and lost ones.

Juvenile Nation PDF Book By Stephanie Olsen

Juvenile Nation

  • Author: Stephanie Olsen
  • ISBN Code: : 1472511417
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Page : 240 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 392 Readers
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In the first five months of the Great War, one million men volunteered to fight. Yet by the end of 1915, the British government realized that conscription would be required. Why did so many enlist, and conversely, why so few? Focusing on analyses of widely felt emotions related to moral and domestic duty, Juvenile Nation broaches these questions in new ways. Through juvenile literature and an increasingly influential science of adolescence, Juvenile Nation explores the themes of loyalty, character, temperance, manliness, fatherhood, and religion. In the context of a widespread consensus on the ways to make men out of boys, an informal curriculum of emotional control, key to shaping the future citizenry of Britain and the Empire, is revealed. Juvenile Nation argues that the militaristic fervour of 1914 was an emotional outpouring based on association to family, to community and to Christian cultural continuity. Significantly, the same emotional response explains why so many men did not volunteer, with duty to family and community perhaps thought to have been best carried out at home. This is an important book that tells us much about the emergence of adolescence in modern Britain and the Empire.

Sounds of the Future PDF Book By Mathew J. Bartkowiak

Sounds of the Future

  • Author: Mathew J. Bartkowiak
  • ISBN Code: : 9780786456505
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Page : 239 pages
  • Genre : Music
  • Reviews : 107 Readers
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Covering titles ranging from Rocketship X-M (1950) to Wall-E (2008), these insightful essays measure the relationship between music and science fiction film from a variety of academic perspectives. Thematic sections survey specific compositions utilized in science fiction movies; Broadway’s relationship with the genre; science fiction elements in popular songs; the conveyance of subjectivity and identity through music; and such individual composers as Richard Strauss (2001: A Space Odyssey) and Bernard Herrmann (The Day the Earth Stood Still).

Blake 2.0 PDF Book By Steve Clark,T. Connolly,Jason Whittaker

Blake 2.0

  • Author: Steve Clark,T. Connolly,Jason Whittaker
  • ISBN Code: : 0230366686
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Page : 309 pages
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 708 Readers
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Blake said of his works, 'Tho' I call them Mine I know they are not Mine'. So who owns Blake? Blake has always been more than words on a page. This volume takes Blake 2.0 as an interactive concept, examining digital dissemination of his works and reinvention by artists, writers, musicians, and filmmakers across a variety of twentieth-century media.

The Image of the English Gentleman in Twentieth-Century Literature PDF Book By Christine Berberich

The Image of the English Gentleman in Twentieth-Century Literature

  • Author: Christine Berberich
  • ISBN Code: : 1317027841
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Page : 218 pages
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 812 Readers
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Studies of the English gentleman have tended to focus mainly on the nineteenth century, encouraging the implicit assumption that this influential literary trope has less resonance for twentieth-century literature and culture. Christine Berberich challenges this notion by showing that the English gentleman has proven to be a remarkably adaptable and relevant ideal that continues to influence not only literature but other forms of representation, including the media and advertising industries. Focusing on Siegfried Sassoon, Anthony Powell, Evelyn Waugh and Kazuo Ishiguro, whose presentations of the gentlemanly ideal are analysed in their specific cultural, historical, and sociological contexts, Berberich pays particular attention to the role of nostalgia and its relationship to 'Englishness'. Though 'Englishness' and by extension the English gentleman continue to be linked to depictions of England as the green and pleasant land of imagined bygone days, Berberich counterbalances this perception by showing that the figure of the English gentleman is the medium through which these authors and many of their contemporaries critique the shifting mores of contemporary society. Twentieth-century depictions of the gentleman thus have much to tell us about rapidly changing conceptions of national, class, and gender identity.

Twentieth-Century Music and Politics PDF Book By Pauline Fairclough

Twentieth-Century Music and Politics

  • Author: Pauline Fairclough
  • ISBN Code: : 1317005805
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Page : 312 pages
  • Genre : Music
  • Reviews : 409 Readers
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When considering the role music played in the major totalitarian regimes of the century it is music's usefulness as propaganda that leaps first to mind. But as a number of the chapters in this volume demonstrate, there is a complex relationship both between art music and politicised mass culture, and between entertainment and propaganda. Nationality, self/other, power and ideology are the dominant themes of this book, whilst key topics include: music in totalitarian regimes; music as propaganda; music and national identity; émigré communities and composers; music's role in shaping identities of 'self' and 'other' and music as both resistance to and instrument of oppression. Taking the contributions together it becomes clear that shared experiences such as war, dictatorship, colonialism, exile and emigration produced different, yet clearly inter-related musical consequences.

Jewish Identity in Western Pop Culture PDF Book By J. Stratton

Jewish Identity in Western Pop Culture

  • Author: J. Stratton
  • ISBN Code: : 0230612741
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Page : 294 pages
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 567 Readers
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This book looks at the post-Holocaust experience with emphasis on aspects of its impact on popular culture.

Style Icons Vol 1 Golden Boys PDF Book By Paul G. Roberts

Style Icons Vol 1 Golden Boys

  • Author: Paul G. Roberts
  • ISBN Code: : 1627760326
  • Publisher : Fashion Industry Broadcast
  • Page : 199 pages
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 365 Readers
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The birth of the male sex symbol began when actors did more than jump on and off horses or swoop swashbuckling from the prow of a pirate ship. Sex appeal came when men looked like they intended to have sex. No one is completely sure about Clooney. Sometimes he looks more comfortable with a cup of Espresso in his hands, but Valentino knew how to lunge, plunge, tango and bodice rip. The repression of the Victorian age meant that heroes in films were required to represent a certain moral standard, but Valentino proved there was no desire without shadow, ambiguity and perhaps even a smidge of black eyeliner. He was a hero but not necessarily one of the good guys. Through the 20th century masculine appeal dwelled in adventure (Errol Flynn, Clark Gable, Steve McQueen) and the simple ability to look very good in a dinner suit (Cary Grant, Sidney Poitier). The element of the dandy, the cultivated and well spoken gentleman, is a trait that began to fade fast in appeal by the mid twentieth century when manly men (Brando, Newman, Hudson) delivered less talk and more action. Marlon Brando Cary Grant Elvis Presley Clark Gable Errol Flynn Gary Cooper James Dean Rock Hudson Rudolph Valentino Paul Newman Steve McQueen Jim Morrison Fashion Industry Broadcast’s “STYLE ICONS” is a series: Style Icons – Vol 1 Golden Boys Style Icons – Vol 2 Hunks Style Icons – Vol 3 Bombshells Style Icons – Vol 4 Sirens Style Icons – Vol 5 Idols Style Icons – Vol 6 Young Guns Style Icons – Vol 7 Kittens Style Icons – Vol 8 Babes Fashion Industry Broadcast is a leading global publisher of lifestyle titles, this multi edition set has been created as a hard cover colour coffee table books, e-books for $9.99 from Amazon Kindle, Barnes and Noble Nook, Apple iBook’s, Google books, Stanza and Kobo, Apps for mobile devices and a TV documentary series is also in the works. A very special video rich multimedia App version with 1000+ original videos, interviews, movie scenes, behind the scenes shoots and advertisements, and also embedded links to rent or purchase all their major movies right in the App is available through Apple’s iTunes App store and other major App stores for just $4.99 per edition. Look for “STYLE ICONS” on the Apple App store. www.fashionindustrybroadcast.com Contact [email protected]

AC/DC FAQ PDF Book By Susan Masino

AC/DC FAQ

  • Author: Susan Masino
  • ISBN Code: : 1495026019
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Page : 384 pages
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 641 Readers
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AC/DC FAQ: ALL THAT'S LEFT TO KNOW ABOUT THE WORLD'S TRUE ROCK 'N' ROLL BAND

Combat Rock PDF Book By HistoryCaps

Combat Rock

  • Author: HistoryCaps
  • ISBN Code: : 1621073157
  • Publisher : BookCaps Study Guides
  • Page : pages
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 780 Readers
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Bands from Jimmy Eat World to Green Day have one thing in common--they would be nothing without punk. This book explores punks earliest roots and takes the reader all the way to the present--from Second Wave and New Wave to Oi! and Punk, it's all here. Along the way, you will read all about the feuds, the gossip, and the rock and roll partying. HistoryCaps is an imprint of BookCaps Study Guides. With each book, a brief period of history is recapped. We publish a wide array of topics (from baseball and music to science and philosophy), so check our growing catalogue regularly to see our newest books.

Bloomsbury World Englishes Volume 1: Paradigms PDF Book By Britta Schneider,Theresa Heyd,Mario Saraceni

Bloomsbury World Englishes Volume 1: Paradigms

  • Author: Britta Schneider,Theresa Heyd,Mario Saraceni
  • ISBN Code: : 1350065811
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Page : 320 pages
  • Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Reviews : 477 Readers
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Bloomsbury World Englishes offers a comprehensive and rigorous description of the facts, implications and contentious issues regarding the forms and functions of English in the world. International experts cover a diverse range of varieties and topics, offering a more accurate understanding of English across the globe and the various social contexts in which it plays a significant role. With volumes dedicated to research paradigms, language ideologies and pedagogies, the collection pushes the boundaries of the field to go beyond traditional descriptive paradigms and contribute to moving research agendas forward. Volume 1: Paradigms analyzes the ways in which we make sense of English as a global language, its many varieties and how these come into contact and interact with other languages. It moves the field beyond existing 'models' that are no longer sufficient to describe English(es) in the era of globalization.