1963: The Year of the Revolution: How Youth Changed the World with Music, Art, and Fashion

By Ariel Leve

Ariel Leve and Robin Morgan's oral historical past 1963: The 12 months of the Revolution is the 1st publication to recount the kinetic tale of the three hundred and sixty five days that witnessed a demographic energy shift—the upward thrust of the early life Quake flow, a cultural transformation via tune, type, politics, and the humanities. Leve and Morgan aspect how, for the 1st time in heritage, early life grew to become a advertisement and cultural strength with the ability to command the eye of presidency and faith and form society.

While the chilly struggle started to thaw, the race into area heated up, feminism and civil rights percolated in politics, and JFK’s assassination surprised the area, the Beatles and Bob Dylan could end up poster boys and the prophet of a revolution that modified the world.

1963: The yr of the Revolution documents, documentary-style, the wonderful roller-coaster experience of these 365 days, instructed in the course of the reminiscences of a few of the period’s so much influential figures—from Keith Richards to Mary Quant, Vidal Sassoon to Graham Nash, Alan Parker to Peter Frampton, Eric Clapton to homosexual Talese, Stevie Nicks to Norma Kamali, and plenty of more.

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Tango: Sex and Rhythm of the City (Reverb)

By Mike Gonzalez, Marianella Yanes

The explosion of participation in dance sessions in recent times has ended in the re-emergence of renowned associate dancing, with Latin American types on the vanguard. leader between those types is the main sensual and dramatic of dances, the tango.
Born within the unlit streets of Buenos Aires, tango was once danced to the song of immigrants from Europe who crossed the sea to Argentina, lured by means of the promise of a higher existence. nearly all of those novices have been younger males, who stumbled on small convenience within the brothels and cabarets of the marginal districts the place tango came across its voice. They spoke the unusual language of the streets, Lunfardo, and instructed their tales, the tales of prostitutes, petty thieves and upset fanatics during the tune and dance of the tango. at the beginning refrained from because the tune of the reduce and legal periods, after Paris went loopy for the tango ahead of international battle i it turned appropriate for middle-class Argentines to bop this seductive dance. Spreading in the course of the global in the course of the 20th century to the united states, Japan, Finland and past, this present day few towns on the planet are with out tango classes.
Although the tango is danced and loved around the globe, within the English-speaking international there's little or no knowing of tango’s evolution, or the tales advised via its lyrics. Tango: intercourse and Rhythm of town units the historical past and tune, the main figures, and most significantly the dance as a substitute and time, explores the way it built, and describes the ongoing enthusiasm with which every iteration has rediscovered it. Telling the sultry, enchanting tale of this trendy and dramatic dance, Tango is vital interpreting for either informal enthusiasts and ballroom aficionados alike.

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The Enemy Within: 2,000 Years of Witch-Hunting in the Western World

By John Demos

With the imaginative and prescient of a historian and the voice of a novelist, prize?winning writer John Demos explores the social, cultural, and mental roots of the scourge that's witch-hunting, either within the distant previous and this day. The Enemy inside chronicles the main renowned witch-hunts of the Western world?women and males who have been specific through suspicious friends and accused of committing bad crimes through supernatural means?and indicates how the phobia of witchcraft has fueled recurrent cycles of accusation, persecution, and purging. a different and interesting e-book, it illumines the darkish aspect of groups pushed to rid themselves of perceived evil, it doesn't matter what the human fee.

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Making Music in Japan's Underground: The Tokyo Hardcore Scene (East Asia: History, Politics, Sociology, Culture)

By Jennifer Milioto Matsue

Grounded within the fields of Ethnomusicology, Anthropology, renowned song reviews, and jap reviews, this ebook explores the underground Tokyo hardcore scene, finally asking what play as resistance via functionality of the scene tells us approximately jap society usually. Matsue highlights the complex positioning of younger grownup eastern in modern Japan as they negotiate either expanding social calls for and extending difficulties in society at huge. additional drawing on theories of play, identification construction, and the development of gender, all proficient via the more and more influential box of functionality reviews, the e-book bargains a hugely interdisciplinary examine the significance of musical scenes for expressing resistance on the flip of the twenty first century. in the underground Tokyo hardcore scene this resistance is expressed via play with person and collective identification, in intimate and in all probability illicit areas, with an arguably hard sound and function style.

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International Exposure: Perspectives on Modern European Pornography, 1800–2000

By Lisa Z. Sigel

International publicity demonstrates the wealth of wishes woven into the cloth of ecu background: wishes approximately empire and kingdom, approximately self and different, approximately lots and dearth. by means of documenting the varied meanings of pornography, senior students from throughout disciplines express the ways in which sexuality turned crucial to the person, to the country, and to the transnational personality of contemporary society.

The ten essays within the quantity have interaction a wealthy array of themes, together with obscenity within the German states, censorship in France’s 3rd Republic, “she-male” web porn, the increase of incestuous longings in England, where of the Hungarian video revolution within the international marketplace, and the politics of pornography in Russia. Taken jointly, the essays illustrate the most recent ways to content material, readership, shape, and supply in glossy eu pornography.

A titanic dialogue of the vast background and nation of the sphere enhances the 10 in-depth case reports that research a variety of assets from literature to magazines, video to the web. by way of tackling the intellectual and lowdown of the pornographic shape, this quantity lays the basis for the subsequent surge of experiences within the field.

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The Lute in the Dutch Golden Age: Musical Culture in the Netherlands 1580-1670

By Jan W. J. Burgers

The lute’s cultural effect in the course of the Dutch Golden Age will be in comparison to that of the piano within the nineteenth century. It was once the common software for solo music-making, in addition to in ensembles and to accompany singers, normally linked to the social elite - the aristocracy and the filthy rich burghers. This richly illustrated e-book is the 1st to show off well-known and imprecise lutenists, expert musicians and amateurs, the lute tune in books and manuscripts, the lute makers and the foreign lute exchange, whereas additionally exploring where of the device within the Dutch literature and artwork of the interval.

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Countries and Their Cultures, Volume 1: Afghanistan - Czech Republic

By Melvin Ember, Carol R. Ember

Just like the ten-volume Encyclopedia of worldwide Cultures (Macmillan, 1996), the four-volume international locations and Their Cultures is predicated at the number of ethnographic info referred to as the Human kinfolk zone records dependent at Yale college. not like global Cultures, that's prepared via tradition, the hot paintings is prepared by way of kingdom. This work's power is that readers who recognize little or no a few state can quick receive an exceptional orientation to the most important matters, background, and social constitution of a country. The 225 entries are among ten and 20 pages lengthy and skim like a go among a well-written encyclopedia article, a commute advisor, and a social technological know-how essay. they supply a very good normal evaluation of a rustic with out vastly oversimplifying or distorting. All entries have a similar constitution, with sections on geography, historical past, demography, languages, meals, economic system, etiquette, politics, relations, faith, and humanities and arts. A country's measure of cultural team spirit in addition to its cultural diversifications are defined within the sections on nationwide identification, ethnic family members, and social stratification. every one access has a map with a nearby insert, black-and-white images, and a bibliography of contemporary scholarly books. urged in particular for libraries that don't personal Encyclopedia of worldwide Cultures. Marc Meola, Coll. of latest Jersey Lib., Ewing

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Clubland: The Fabulous Rise and Murderous Fall of Club Culture

By Frank Owen

In 1995, journalist Frank Owen started getting to know a narrative on “Special K,” a brand new clothier drug that fueled the after-midnight membership scene. He went to shop for and pattern the drug on the internationally-notorious Limelight, a decrepit church switched over right into a long island disco, the place pulse-pounding track, gender-bending dancers, and uninhibited sideshows attracted lengthy traces of hopeful onlookers. Clubland is the tale of Owen’s six 12 months trip in the back of the velvet ropes, into the cavernous golf equipment the place any transformation was once attainable, each severe permissible—even murder.

At first, Owen stumbled on an unforeseen universal flooring among very diverse humans: stockbrokers danced with transvestites, pacifier-sucking “club little ones” with celebrities, thick-necked jocks with misfits. yet as funds flowed into the golf equipment, the tune darkened, the medicine intensified, and the carnival spiraled uncontrolled. 4 males outlined the scene, them all outsiders, who observed in clubland the opportunity to flee their pasts and reinvent themselves by way of making their very own principles. Peter Gatien rose from a small Canadian milltown to develop into the main robust membership operator in the US; Michael Alig, a homosexual misfit from the midwest, escaped to big apple the place he gained a legion of fashion-and-drug enamored fans; Lord Michael Caruso left Staten Island’s bars for the rave events of britain, returning as clubland’s major drug broker and techno tune pioneer; and Chris Paciello begun as a brutal Bensonhurst gang member, then recast himself because the glamorous prince of Miami seashore, partying with Madonna and Jennifer Lopez on the unique nightspots he created. every one of them had secrets and techniques that led them over the sting, and while whilst clubland fell, it left in the back of tragic human results: the disenchanted, the strung out, and the useless.

A travel de strength of investigative and participatory journalism, Clubland offers a dramatic exposé of an international outfitted on phantasm, the place morality is ambiguous, id changeable, and funds the basis of either ecstasy and evil.

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Subcultures: Cultural Histories and Social Practice

By Ken Gelder

This ebook provides a cultural heritage of subcultures, masking a extraordinary variety of subcultural types and practices. It starts with London’s ‘Elizabethan underworld’, taking the rogue and vagabond as subcultural prototypes: the root for Marx’s later view of subcultures as the lumpenproletariat, and Henry Mayhew’s view of subcultures as ‘those that won't work’. Subcultures are continually ultimately non-conforming or dissenting. they're social - with their very own shared conventions, values, rituals, etc – yet they could additionally appear ‘immersed’ or self-absorbed. This e-book identifies six key ways that subcultures have mostly been understood:

  • through their usually damaging relation to paintings: idle, parasitical, hedonistic, criminal
  • their unfavourable or ambivalent relation to class
  • their organization with territory - the ‘street’, the ‘hood’, the membership - instead of property
  • their stream clear of domestic into non-domestic kinds of ‘belonging’
  • their ties to extra and exaggeration (as against restraint and moderation)
  • their refusal of the banalities of standard lifestyles and particularly, of massification.

Subcultures seems to be on the method those beneficial properties locate expression throughout many various subcultural teams: from the Ranters to the rebellion grrrls, from taxi dancers to tug queens and kings, from bebop to hip hop, from dandies to punk, from hobos to leatherfolk, and from hippies and bohemians to electronic pirates and digital groups. It argues that subcultural identification is basically an issue of narrative and narration, this means that its concentration is literary in addition to sociological. It additionally argues for the assumption of a subcultural geography: that subcultures inhabit areas particularly methods, their funding in them being as a lot imaginary as genuine and, on occasion, strikingly utopian.

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Crossing the Postmodern Divide

By Albert Borgmann

In this eloquent consultant to the meanings of the postmodern period, Albert Borgmann charts the choices ahead of us as we search choices to the joyless and synthetic tradition of intake. Borgmann connects the elemental principles using his knowing of society's ills to each sphere of up to date social existence, and is going past the language of postmodern discourse to provide a powerfully articulated imaginative and prescient of what this new period, at its most sensible, has in store.

"[This] considerate e-book is the 1st remotely sensible map out of the submit glossy labyrinth."—Joseph Coates, The Chicago Tribune

"Rather astoundingly large-minded imaginative and prescient of the character of humanity, civilization and science."—Kirkus Reviews

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