Les séries américaines: La société réinventée ? (Champs by Aurélie BLOT,Alexis PICHARD

By Aurélie BLOT,Alexis PICHARD

Patriotiques, laudatives, acerbes ou résignées, les séries américaines portent un regard critique sur l'Amérique contemporaine. Elles en interrogent les fondements, en déconstruisent le mode de vie et mènent par là même une radiographie de l'identité américaine. Cet ouvrage examine ces facets à travers une sélection de séries récentes : Six toes Under, True Blood, The tremendous Bang Theory.

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Undan frostpiskan/Flickan från fjällbyn (Swedish Edition) by Bernhard Nordh

By Bernhard Nordh

less than nödåren i 1900-talets början härjade amerikafebern svårt i Vilhelminas byar. Från Kroksjö utvandrade nästan alla males den unge och starke Erik stannade och utmanade naturens krafter. Isa, flickan från fjällbyn, ville däremot fly undan frostpiskan, men…

Bernhard Nordh fullföljer här sin trilogi om nybyggare och fjällbor i Vilhelminatrakten.

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Old Salt: Tales from: Childhood, A Kings Point Cadet, A by Mary Clarity

By Mary Clarity

previous SALT is the regularly actual tale of a retired mariner, starting along with his early years in a waterfront community.
___ They comprise his event as a deckhand on a brand new York Harbor tugboat.
___ As a cadet on the US service provider Marine Academy at Kings element, new york, Mike visited over 60 overseas ports. It used to be rather an event for a 19 12 months previous. in this time he skilled many rights of passage.
___ the ultimate part follows Mike's occupation within the US army from ensign to captain. It highlights his carrier aboard five military ships in addition to a journey in Viet Nam and embassy responsibility in Norway.

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Kipling and "Orientalism" (Routledge Revivals) by B. J. Moore-Gilbert

By B. J. Moore-Gilbert

First released in 1986, this publication units Kipling firmly within the ancient context not just of latest India yet of earlier Anglo-Indian writers approximately India. regardless of his enthusiastic reception in England as ‘revealer of the East’, in India he turns out to were considered as only one extra Anglo-Indian author. the writer demonstrates the traditionalism of Kipling’s use of the topics of Anglo-Indian fiction – subject matters akin to the ‘White Man’s grave’, family instability, frustration and loneliness. specifically, Kipling is proven to be writing in a strongly conservative idiom, focusing on the position of the British hierarchy because the selecting consider a reaction to India, on British lack of confidence and fears of a repeat of the 1857 mutiny, and concerning Indian associations simply in as far as they represented a hazard to British rule. Conservative opinions of liberalism also are mentioned.

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Ecstatic Worlds: Media, Utopias, Ecologies (Leonardo Book by Janine Marchessault

By Janine Marchessault

Postwar artists and designers have used images, movie, and different media to visualize and checklist the area as a ask yourself of collaborative entanglement -- to translate the area for the area. during this ebook, Janine Marchessault examines a sequence of utopian media occasions that spread out and improved the cosmos, growing ecstatic collective reports for spectators and individuals. Marchessault exhibits that Edward Steichen's 1955 "Family of guy" images exhibition, for instance, and Jacques Cousteau's 1956 underwater movie Le Monde du silence (The Silent World) either gave audience a feeling of the Earth as a shared ecology. The pageant of england (1951) -- specifically its Telekinema (a blend of 3D movie and tv) and its stay structure exhibition -- in addition to Expo 67's cinema experiments and media urban created an understanding of a number of worlds. Toronto's replacement microcinema CineCycle, Agnès Varda's 2000 movie Les Glaneurs et los angeles glaneuse, and Buckminster Fuller's international online game (geoscope), representing ecologies of pictures and assets, inspired planetary pondering. The transspecies conversation platform, the Dolphin Embassy, devised through the Ant Farm structure collaborative, extends this planetary standpoint towards different species; and Finnish artist Erkki Kurenniemi's "Death of the Planet" initiatives a postanthropocentric future.Drawing on assets that diversity from the Scottish city planner Patrick Geddes to the French phenomenologist Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Marchessault argues that every of those media experiments represents an engagement with connectivity and collectivity via media that might support us think a brand new type of worldwide humanism.

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Siri & Me: The Big Move by Shawn M. Weeks

By Shawn M. Weeks

SIRI AND ME: the large circulate is the 1st ebook in a chain of books geared for kids 3 to 5 years previous. it is a few 4 yr outdated woman who strikes to the rustic together with her kinfolk. whereas starting to be up she learns all approximately family members, God's love, homesteading, accountability and studying the outdoors.

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The Virtues of the Vicious: Jacob Riis, Stephen Crane and by Keith Gandal

By Keith Gandal

during this compelling paintings, Keith Gandal finds how the slum in nineteenth-century the US, lengthy a subject for sober ethical research, grew to become within the Eighteen Nineties an unheard of resource of spectacle, captured in novels, newspapers, documentary debts, and images. Reflecting a metamorphosis within the middle-class imaginative and prescient of the terrible, the slum not drew realization easily as an issue of social stipulations and vice yet emerged as a topic for cultured, ethnographic, and mental description. From this era dates the fascination with the "colorful" substitute customs and ethics of slum citizens, and an emphasis on nurturing their vanity. Middle-class portrayals of slum existence as "strange and unsafe" shaped a part of a wide turn-of-the-century quest for masculinity, Gandal argues, a reaction to a sentimental Victorian respectability perceived as stifling. those alterations in middle-class types for representing the city bad signalled a change in heart- type ethics and a reconception of subjectivity.

Developing a huge cultural context for the Nineties curiosity within the negative, Gandal additionally bargains shut, groundbreaking research of 2 of the period's an important texts. Jacob Riis's How the opposite part Lives (1890), Gandal files how Riis's use of ethnographic and mental information challenged conventional moralist money owed and helped to invent a fantastic form of documentation that also frames our strategy in addition to our suggestions to city difficulties. Stephen Crane's Maggie: a lady of the Streets (1893) driven ethnographic and mental research even farther, representing a human interiority situated round self-image in preference to personality and exploring not just assorted customs yet a greatly varied ethics in New York's Bowery--what we might name this day a "culture of poverty." Gandal in the meantime demonstrates how either Riis's cutting edge "touristic" procedure and Crane's "bohemianism" bespeak a romanticization of slum lifestyles and an rising middle-class unease with its personal values and virility.

With framing dialogue that relates slum representations of the Nineties to these of this day, and that includes a brand new account of the innovative period reaction to slum lifestyles, The Virtues of the Vicious makes clean, provocative interpreting for Americanists and people drawn to the Eighteen Nineties, problems with city illustration and reform, and the historical past of latest York City.

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Il blu è un colore caldo (Italian Edition) by Julie Maroh,F. Zicchiero

By Julie Maroh,F. Zicchiero

Ho chiesto a mia madre di lasciare sulla mia scrivania, consistent with te, ciò che ho di più prezioso: i miei diari. Voglio che sia tu a conservarli: contengono tutti i miei ricordi di adolescente colorati di blu. Blu inchiostro, blu cielo, blu klein, blu ciano, blu oltremare… il blu è diventato un colore caldo. Ti amo, Emma, sei l’amore della mia vita.

Il primo sguardo tra due persone destinate a innamorarsi può essere un evento sconvolgente: una scossa destinata a scuotere le fondamenta di una vita altrimenti banale, un’esplosione di colore che dona luce a un mondo altrimenti grigio. È quello che accade a Clémentine, 15 anni, in un pomeriggio qualsiasi, quando una macchia di azzurro si fa strada verso di lei tra l. a. folla: una testa dai capelli tinti di blu, due occhi della stessa tonalità che in keeping with i mesi a venire invaderanno, notte dopo notte, ogni suo sogno. Eppure, quella di Clémentine non è solo una storia d’amore.
È una storia di vergogna, di negazione, di rabbia, di insicurezza: perché il nome della sua ossessione è Emma, e in un mondo intriso di pregiudizi vivere apertamente los angeles propria omosessualità può provocare fratture emotive insanabili, e deviare in line with sempre il corso di un’esistenza.

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