The Words and Music of Frank Zappa

Author: Kelly Fisher Lowe

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN:

Category: Music

Page: 259

View: 560

A deep look at the work of one of the most insightful and incisive critics of late 20th-century American culture.

Real Frank Zappa Book

Author: Frank Zappa

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 642

Recounts the life and career of the inventive and controversial rock musician, and includes information on his philosophies on art, his opinions on the music industry, and his thoughts on raising children.

In the Agora

The Public Face of Canadian Philosophy

Author: A. D. Irvine

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 486

View: 432

A spirited and engaging read, In the Agora effectively illustrates how Canadian philosophers have contributed to public discourse and enriched our world. It is a collection that is sure to prompt both interest and debate.

Frank Zappa and the And

Author: Paul Carr

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Music

Page: 266

View: 164

This collection of essays, documented by an international and interdisciplinary array of scholars, represents the first academically focused volume exploring the creative idiolect of Frank Zappa. Several of the authors are known for contributing significantly to areas such as popular music, cultural, and translation studies, with expertise and interests ranging from musicology to poetics. The publication presents the reader with an understanding of the ontological depth of Zappa's legacy by relating the artist and his texts to a range of cultural, social, technological and musicological factors, as encapsulated in the book's title - Frank Zappa and the And. Zappa's interface with religion, horror, death, movies, modernism, satire, freaks, technology, resistance, censorship and the avant-garde are brought together analytically for the first time, and approached non chronologically, something that strongly complies with the non linear perspective of time Zappa highlights in both his autobiography and recordings. The book employs a variety of analytical approaches, ranging from literary and performance theory, 'horrality' and musicology, to post modern and textually determined readings, and serves as a unique and invaluable guide to Zappa's legacy and creative force.

Pornography

The Production and Consumption of Inequality

Author: Gail Dines

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

View: 810

The way in which education is provided for deaf children is changing, as are the demands made on teachers, both in special settings and in mainstream schools. This book offers a comprehensive account of recent research and current issues in educational policy, psychology, linguistics and audiology, as they relate to the education of the deaf and includes detailed information about further reading. It should be of interest to student teachers and teachers of the deaf, teachers in mainstream schools, academics working in the area of deafness and disability, audiologists and cochlear implant teams, parents of deaf children, and members of the deaf community.

The Porning of America

The Rise of Porn Culture, what it Means, and where We Go from Here

Author: Carmine Sarracino

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 251

View: 560

From Bratz dolls to Abu Ghraib, this urgent book reveals that porn has become the mainstream and the mainstream has become porn Porn has seeped into and been absorbed by every defining aspect of our culture: language, entertainment, fashion, advertising, sexual behavior - even politics. Sarracino and Scott argue that we no longer have to purchase pornography to get porn because we increasingly live porn on a daily basis. From the Civil War to the golden age of comic books in the 1940s and 1950s to the adult film industry's golden decade of the 1970s and up to today, the authors trace porn's transformation - from lurking in the dark alleys of American life to becoming an unapologetic multibillion-dollar industry. Not an anti-porn diatribe, The Porning of Americaexplores how porned advertising, sexualization, celebrity porn stars, and Internet porn shape how we view both our own and others' bodies. Resolutely pro-sex, Sarracino and Scott contend that, to make the most of our hard-won sexual freedom, we must thoughtfully - and honestly - evaluate what might be liberating about porn, as well as what might be damaging. "This fascinating, provocative book had me glued; it makes a great crack at unraveling the mysteries of today's pornography." - Annie Sprinkle, Ph.D., porn star turned sexologist "Comprehensive and thought-provoking, this is a must-read if you want to understand porn and our culture." - Al Goldstein, founder and former publisher of Screw magazine

Body Wars

Making Peace with Women's Bodies (An Activist's Guide)

Author: Margo Maine, Ph.D.

Publisher: Gurze Books

ISBN:

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

View: 623

Margo Maine spares no target in this straightforward and entertaining expose. Loaded with facts and inspirational quotes, this is an activist's guide for parents, educators, therapists, patients, former patients, or anyone who wants to fight against the forces that prevent women from being comfortable in their own bodies. Included are extensive Strategies for Change with ideas for personal and cultural growth, as well as resources with addresses, organizations, and recommended reading. * 25 Ways to Love Your Body * Guidelines for Letter Writing * Top Ten Reasons to Give Up Dieting * Join the Fight Against Fashion * See the Homogenizing Effects of Cosmetic Surgery * Stop Violence Against Women * Fight Size, Sex, and Age Discrimination * Tactics for Healthy Eating * Facts about Kids and Dieting

Pornography

men possessing women

Author: Andrea Dworkin

Publisher: Plume

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 300

View: 141

Dworkin presents a major classic of feminist thought, finally in print again, at a time when links between pornography and violence against women are once more being questioned.

The American Popular Novel After World War II

A Study of 25 Best Sellers, 1947-2000

Author: David Willbern

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

View: 774

"Through the perspectives of selected novels from the end of World War II to the end of the 20th century this book examines crucial issues for Americans during those decades. These novels represent the voices of popular conversations, as Americans considered issues of family, class, racism and sexism, feminism, economic ambition, sexual violence, war, law, religion and science"--Provided by publisher.