The Real Porn Wars

Author: Frank Zappa

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781908728449

Category: History

Page: 180

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The Words and Music of Frank Zappa

Author: Kelly Fisher Lowe

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803260054

Category: Music

Page: 259

View: 1577

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

In the Agora

The Public Face of Canadian Philosophy

Author: A. D. Irvine,John Russell

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 0802038174

Category: Philosophy

Page: 486

View: 4375

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: 1317133153

Category: Music

Page: 266

View: 311

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.

The Macho Paradox

Why Some Men Hurt Women and and how All Men Can Help

Author: Jackson Katz

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1402253761

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 296

View: 629

Violence against women is every man's issue.

Pornography

The Production and Consumption of Inequality

Author: Gail Dines,Bob Jensen,Ann Russo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135251002

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

View: 2805

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.

Real Frank Zappa Book

Author: Frank Zappa,Peter Occhiogrosso

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671705725

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 7626

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.

Body Wars

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

Author: Margo Maine, Ph.D.

Publisher: Gurze Books

ISBN: 0936077670

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

View: 6843

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

The Porning of America

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

Author: Carmine Sarracino,Kevin M. Scott

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 9780807061534

Category: Social Science

Page: 251

View: 8817

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

The American Popular Novel After World War II

A Study of 25 Best Sellers, 1947-2000

Author: David Willbern

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786474505

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

View: 3809

"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.

Controversial Images

Media Representations on the Edge

Author: Feona Attwood,Vincent Campbell,I.Q. Hunter,Sharon Lockyer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137291990

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 292

View: 7271

Offering a series of case studies of recent media controversies, this collection draws on new perspectives in cultural studies to consider a wide variety of images. The book suggest how we might achieve a more subtle understanding of controversial images and negotiate the difficult terrain of the new media landscape.

Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi: Into the Void

Author: Tim Lebbon

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473505305

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 4865

A stand-alone hardcover tie-in to the successful comic book series, Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi, written by fantasy novelist, Tim Lebbon. Taking place thousands of years before the time of Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader. On the remote world Tython ancient philosophers and scientists share their mystical knowledge and study the ways of the Force. They establish the order of the Je'daii--which, in years to come, will become the Jedi. But first these visitors from so many different planets must colonize a dangerous new homeworld and surmount societal conflicts as the burgeoning Rakatan Empire prepares to conquer the known galaxy.

Drogen

Die Geschichte eines langen Krieges

Author: Johann Hari

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104035687

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 6295

»Hari vereint präzise Recherche mit einer zutiefst menschlichen Erzählung. Dieses Buch wird eine dringend notwendige Debatte auslösen.« Glenn Greenwald Der Krieg gegen die Drogen gilt inzwischen als gescheitert, der Handel mit Drogen ist ein blühendes Geschäft, alle Maßnahmen gegen den Konsum sind weitgehend erfolglos. Woran liegt das? Der britische Journalist Johann Hari begibt sich auf eine einzigartige Reise – von Brooklyn über Mexiko bis nach Deutschland – und erzählt die Geschichten derjenigen, deren Leben vom immerwährenden Kampf gegen Drogen geprägt ist: von Dealern, Süchtigen, Kartellmitgliedern, den Verlierern und Profiteuren. Mit seiner grandiosen literarischen Reportage schreibt Hari sowohl eine Geschichte des Krieges gegen Drogen als auch ein mitreißendes und streitbares Plädoyer zum Umdenken. »Hervorragender Journalismus, packend erzählt.« Naomi Klein »Phantastisch!« Noam Chomsky

Embattled Eros

Sexual Politics and Ethics in Contemporary America

Author: Steven Seidman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415903561

Category: Psychology

Page: 220

View: 891

In the 1990s Americans are divided on virtually every issue surrounding sexuality. Emotion and political passion have come to dominate sexual matters, and the debates on teenage pregnancy, pornography, homosexuality, abortion, and AIDS reveal deep social conflicts. The sexual sphere is so entangled that it defies analysis or even description. In Embattled Eros Steven Seidman seeks to clarify some of the major dynamics and patterns of contemporary American intimate culture. He shows that at the root of the major conflicts are two sexual ideologies, the libertarian and the romanticist. Examining the strengths and limits of each ideology, he suggests broad outlines for a sexual ethic that goes beyond the current polarization. In part one Seidman argues that we should reject our usual way of looking at recent history--a sexual revolution in the '60s followed by a conservative backlash in the '80s, an ongoing struggle between the forces of freedom and the forces of repression. Between the '60s and the '80s he argues, there transpired neither a sexual revolution nor counter-revolution but a heightened conflict over the meaning of sex, its relation to pleasure, romance, and self-identity, its proper moral role in private and public life. In part two Seidman's primary purpose is to analyze moral arguments over sexual norms and practices. He chooses the sex debates that occurred within feminism and the gay male community in the late '70s through the '80s as his sites for moral engagement, as it is here that the debate over sexual ethics has been given its fullest elaboration. In conclusion, Seidman offers a pragmatic ethic that revolves around the concept of sexual and social responsibility as a bridge between libertarians and romanticists. The main issue is how to preserve the expansive notion of sexual choice, diversity, and pleasure contained in the libertarian ethic yet also retain standards that allow us to offer social and personal criticisms of intimate life. Building on the work presented in Romantic Longings, the author's history of intimacy in the United States, Embattled Eros presents a sophisticated yet accessible analysis of contemporary sexual life and its moral conflicts. Emphasizing feminist and lesbian and gay issues, the book is for all readers interested in contemporary sexuality.

Der Report der Magd

Roman

Author: Margaret Atwood

Publisher: Piper ebooks

ISBN: 3492970591

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 7376

Die provozierende Vision eines totalitären Staats, in dem Frauen keine Rechte haben: Die Dienerin Desfred besitzt etwas, was ihr alle Machthaber, Wächter und Spione nicht nehmen können, nämlich ihre Hoffnung auf ein Entkommen, auf Liebe, auf Leben ... Margaret Atwoods »Report der Magd« wurde zum Kultbuch einer ganzen Generation und von Volker Schlöndorff unter dem Titel »Die Geschichte der Dienerin« verfilmt.

Stalking the Antichrists (1965–2012)

Author: George E. Lowe

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1477142754

Category: Religion

Page: 723

View: 8547

Volume 1 of Stalking the Antichrists and Their False Nuclear Prophets, Nuclear Gladiators, and Spirit Warriors,1940-1965 is essentially an enhanced memoir. It is based for the most part on my personal observations and knowledge and specialized information from my academic studies of history, political science, and literature at Grove City College and the University of Chicago,as well as my professional insights into the heart of the U. S. Navy (1953-1957, 1960-1961[OP- 09D]) as an Air Intelligence Officer in Hawaii and Japan and the Pentagon; political- military/counsellor assignments in the State Department as a Foreign Service Officer(FSO-6) at the American embassy in Paris (1962-64); and a speechwriter in the Navy Department (1965). In volume 2, the textual narrative begins with the end of my specific actions/ activities in the Navy and Foreign Service in July 1965, which I have called How I Lived in History, 1950-1965. In retrospect my entire Navy careerfrom my commissioning as Ensign USNR, 1355 AIO, in early September 1953 at Naval Station, Newport, Rhode Island, to my first honorable discharge at Treasure Island on August 27, 1957was in preparation to an understanding of World War II and the Cold War.

What About Christian Rock?

Author: Dan Peters,Steve Peters,Cher Merrill

Publisher: Bethany House Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Music

Page: 223

View: 6571

What are the REAL issues that should be faced by parents, Christian educators and young people? The beat? The volume? The clothing? After hundreds of hours of background research and interviews with musicians, managers, parents, and Christian leaders, the authors present basic guidelines for thought and discussion.

Fiction and the Social Contract

Genocide, Pornography, and the Deconstruction of History

Author: Larry L. Langford

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 175

View: 2954

The author examines what basis remains, in the light of the postmodern critique of history, for establishing the boundary between fiction and history. He undertakes both a defense of deconstruction and an analysis of its limitations and its social and political consequences--in particular, the fears raised about the possibility of history being rewritten at will. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR