Food and Culture: A Reader by Carole Counihan, Penny Van Esterik

By Carole Counihan, Penny Van Esterik

The vintage book that helped to outline and legitimize the sphere of meals and tradition reviews is now to be had, with significant revisions, in a specifically cheap e-book version (978-0-203-07975-1).

The third edition comprises forty original essays and reprints of formerly released classics lower than five Sections: FOUNDATIONS, HEGEMONY AND distinction, intake AND EMBODIMENT, meals AND GLOBALIZATION, and CHALLENGING, CONTESTING, and reworking THE nutrition SYSTEM.


17 of the forty articles integrated are both, new to this version, rewritten via their unique authors, or edited via Counihan and van Esterik.

A financial institution of test goods applicable to every article within the publication is out there to teachers attracted to deciding upon this version for path use. easily ship an e.mail to the writer at [email protected]

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The Gift: Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World by Lewis Hyde

By Lewis Hyde

Via now a contemporary vintage, The Gift is a brilliantly orchestrated safety of the worth of creativity and of its significance in a tradition more and more ruled through funds and overrun with commodities.

Widely on hand back after twenty-five years, this publication is much more priceless this present day than while it first seemed. An illuminating and transformative ebook, and entirely unique in its view of the realm, The Gift is loved by means of artists, writers, musicians, and thinkers. it truly is in itself a present to all who detect the vintage knowledge present in its pages.

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Handbook of Culture and Consumer Behavior (Frontiers in

Examine at the effect of tradition on buyer decision-making and intake behaviour has witnessed large progress within the final decade.

With expanding globalization, managers have gotten more and more conscious that working in a number of markets is important for firms' survival and growth.

As the world's progress engine shifts from Europe and North the USA to Asia and Latin the US, it has turn into obvious that an inward-looking and family concentration process are usually not sustainable within the lengthy run.

And luck in international markets calls for sellers to appreciate not only what shoppers in those markets desire but additionally how they suspect, behave, eat, and purchase.

Numerous stories have documented cultural variations in values and ideology, motivational orientations, feelings, self-regulation, and information-processing kinds, and the consequences of those cultural adaptations on shopper behaviour equivalent to model evaluate, materialism, and impulsive consumption.

In this quantity, specialists from quite a few disciplines and views hint the ancient improvement of tradition study in patron psychology and view the theoretical underpinnings that account for those findings and the present nation of the field.

Collectively, the chapters supply a discussion board for researchers to have interaction in considerate debates and stimulating conversations and supply instructions for destiny study.

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Material culture in the social world: values, activities, by Tim Dant

By Tim Dant

Via donning outfits, preserving furnishings, responding to the phone, noticing the signature on a portray, we engage with gadgets in our daily lives. those should not only sensible relationships with issues yet are attached to the way in which we relate to other folks and the tradition of the actual society we are living in. This booklet attracts on confirmed theoretical paintings, together with that of Simmel, Marx, McLuhan, Barthes, and Baudrillard in addition to quite a number modern empirical paintings from many humanities disciplines. It makes use of rules drawn from this paintings to discover a number of issues - from stone cairns to denim denims - to appreciate whatever of ways we are living with them.

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Cultural Amnesia by Clive James

By Clive James

'One stupendous starburst of untamed brilliance' SIMON SCHAMA 'Aphoristic and acutely provocative: a crash path in civilization' J. M. COETZEE equipped from A via Z, and containing over a hundred essays, Cultural Amnesia is the last word consultant to the 20th century. 'This is a gorgeous publication. James proves himself not just to be in ownership of a towering mind, yet a novel skill to speak his passions' Observer 'Witty, insightful and unashamedly erudite, the publication is an excellent miscellany of 20th-century cultural and political subjects' The Sunday occasions 'Over the previous 40 years James has been scribbling notes within the margins of the books he has learn ...and this can be the outcome. smart, contentious and funny' dad or mum 'An eclectic trip during the twentieth century, as Clive James explores the careers of luminaries resembling Charles de Gaulle and Charlie Chaplin' day-by-day exhibit

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Female Stories Female Bodies (Communications & Culture S.) by Lidia (Profes Curti

By Lidia (Profes Curti

This interdisciplinary ebook explores women's narratives in a wide selection of media and style, from cleaning soap opera and picture to the post-modern novel and Shakespearian drama. Adopting an leading edge feminist point of view, it focuses relatively at the subject matters of hybridity and monstrosity in language and the physique. In doing so, it increases concerns to do with closure and temporal and spatial dislocation, drawing on subject matters of ardour, paranoia and wish.

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Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily by Camille Paglia

By Camille Paglia

During this brilliantly unique publication, Camille Paglia identifies a few of the significant styles that experience persisted in western tradition from old Egypt and Greece to the current. in response to Paglia, one resource of continuity is paganism, which, undefeated through Judeo-Christianity, keeps to flourish in artwork, eroticism, astrology, and dad tradition. Others, she says, are androgyny, sadism, and the competitive western eye, which has created our artwork and cinema. Paglia follows those and different issues from Nefertiti and the Venus of Willendorf to Apollo and Dionysus, from Botticelli and Michaelangelo to Shakespeare and Blake and at last to Emily Dickinson, who, in addition to different significant nineteenth-century authors, turns into a awesome instance of Romanticism become Decadence.

Paglia bargains provocative perspectives of literature, paintings historical past, psychology, and faith. She focuses, for instance, at the amorality, voyeurism, and pornography in nice artwork which have been neglected or glossed over via so much critics. She discusses intercourse and nature as brutal daemonic forces, and he or she criticizes feminists for sentimentality or wishful considering the explanations of rape, violence, and negative kinfolk among the sexes. She under pressure the biologic foundation of intercourse adjustments and sees the mummy as an overpowering strength who condemns males to lifelong sexual nervousness, from which they get away via rationalism and actual success. She examines the tradition and magnificence of recent male homosexuals. She demonstrates how a lot of western existence, artwork, and idea is governed by way of character, which she lines via recurrent varieties or personae reminiscent of the feminine vampire (Medusa, Lauren Bacall); the pythoness (the Dephic oracle, Gracie Allen); the gorgeous boy (Hadrian's Antinous, Dorian Gray); the epicene guy of attractiveness (Lord Byron, Elvis Presley); and the male heroine (Baudelaire, Woody Allen). Her booklet will stimulate and awe readers in every single place.

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Volume: Writings on Graphic Design, Music, Art, and Culture by Kenneth FitzGerald, Rudy VanderLans

By Kenneth FitzGerald, Rudy VanderLans

Volume—a be aware that refers to sound, collections, and the size of space—is a very important attribute of either photograph layout and well known song. whereas expressing assorted features of those pervasive cultural mediums, the time period additionally introduces a dialogue on their many hyperlinks. Volume: Writings on picture layout, song, paintings, and Culture is a set of either new and vintage writings via widespread Emigre contributor and educator Kenneth FitzGerald that survey the self-discipline of photo layout in context with the parallel artistic fields of up to date song and paintings. the subjects of the writings are diversified: the jobs of sophistication in layout, layout schooling, Lester Bangs and Creem journal, pornography, album hide paintings, self reliant checklist labels, anonymity and imaginary inventive identities, and layout as cultural chaos-maker.

About the Author
Kenneth FitzGerald is a author, artist, educator, and curator. His writings on layout were released in Emigre, Eye, and thought magazines; the books photo layout and studying, and The schooling of a photograph clothier quantity 2; and the web journals Voice: AIGA magazine of picture layout, layout Observer, and communicate Up. A self-taught fashion designer, his self reliant journal the scoop of the Whirled used to be brought up for excellence via the yank heart of layout and the AIGA.

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Childhood and Consumer Culture by David Buckingham, Vebjørg Tingstad (eds.)

By David Buckingham, Vebjørg Tingstad (eds.)

In contemporary years little ones became an more and more very important customer marketplace, and there's transforming into quandary concerning the 'commercialisation' of formative years. This e-book sheds mild on those debates, providing new empirical information and demanding serious views on kid's engagement with customer tradition from a variety of overseas settings.

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