Popular Culture

Cool Shades: The History and Meaning of Sunglasses

By Vanessa Brown

Cool Shades offers the 1st in-depth exploration of the long-lasting charm of sun shades in visible tradition, either traditionally and at the present time.

Ubiquitous in type, advertisements, movie and photo layout, sun shades are the final word signifier of 'cool' in mass tradition; a strong characteristic pervading a lot type and dad cultural imagery which has got little scholarly awareness until eventually now.

Accessible and hugely enticing, this booklet deals an unique background of ways sun shades turned a manner accent within the early 20th century, and addresses the advanced number of meanings they've got the facility to articulate, via institutions with imaginative and prescient, gentle, glamour, darkness, style, pace and expertise within the context of modernity.

Cool Shades might be of serious curiosity to scholars of favor, layout, visible and fabric tradition, cultural reports and sociology, in addition to normal readers serious about this iconic style staple.

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The Blackwell Guide to Theology and Popular Culture

By Kelton Cobb

The Blackwell advisor to Theology of well known Culture outlines quite a few normal theories of pop culture, identifies theologians and theological recommendations which are conducive to interpreting pop culture, and explores non secular topics which are saying themselves via renowned videos, novels, track, tv indicates and ads.

  • A well timed exam and contribution to the speedily increasing box of theology and renowned culture
  • Locates the theological research of tradition along political, sociological, financial, aesthetic and mental analyses
  • Surveys the paintings of spiritual and theological students who've grew to become their cognizance to renowned culture
  • Considers vintage Christian thinkers who've wrestled with tradition, akin to St. Paul, Tertullian, Augustine, Schleiermacher, Tillich, and Ricoeur
  • Proposes a mode for analysing tradition to parent its non secular content
  • Identifies spiritual topics in well known culture
  • Uses illustrations, starting from the fiction of Nick Hornby to 6 toes Under
  • An appendix presents lists of flicks, novels, tv sequence, patron items, architectural works, cultural occasions, and company icons that lend themselves to theological analysis.

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Bitch, Issue 58: Pulp (Spring 2013)

Camp classics, naughty bits, girl P.I.s! Plus: horny werewolves!

Letter from the HQ

Letters & Comments

Love It/Shove It

residence of discomfort: the most recent Blow to the Violence opposed to girls Act

The complain List

||| at the Books—Pro-choice meets pro-church in Northern Ireland's first abortion clinic

||| at the Street—A Q&A with COYOTE founder Margo St. James

||| On Language—The divisive discourse surrounding a debatable surgery

::: Pulp Nonfiction—The unnerving fascination with prime-time real crime

::: abnormal lady again In—A Q&A with lesbian pulp pioneer Marijane Meaker

::: exciting stories and Juicy Bits—An eclectic, inconclusive, and not at all all-encompassing survey of pulp

::: Paranormal Boyfriends, Purity Myths, and functional Virgins—The literature of wasting it

::: Artist Statement—Don't name Favianna Rodriguez a political artist

\\\ It used to be a dismal and Snowy Night—How heroes grew to become heroines in Nordic noir fiction

\\\ Screening for Donors—The new thoughts (and standard pondering) of reproductive know-how in film

\\\ Love within the Machine—A Q&A with Lido Pimienta
The again Page

Adventures in Feministory Comics: Ann Bannon through Sara Lautman

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Superheroes of the Round Table: Comics Connections to Medieval and Renaissance Literature

By Jason Tondro

Few students nursed at the literary canon could dispute that wisdom of Western literature merits readers and writers of the superhero style. This research of superhero comics as Romance literature exhibits that the opposite is true--knowledge of the superhero romance has anything to educate critics of conventional literature. constructing the comedian style as a cousin to Arthurian fable, Spenser, and Shakespeare, it makes use of comics to notify readings of The Faerie Queene, The Tempest, Malory's Morte and extra, whereas making use of authors like Ben Johnson to assist clarify comics by way of Alan Moore, Jack Kirby, and supply Morrison and characters like Iron guy, the Hulk, the X-Men, and the Justice League. students of comics, medieval and Renaissance literature alike will locate it beautiful.

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Doctor Who and Philosophy: Bigger on the Inside (Popular Culture and Philosophy)

By Courtland Lewis

In Doctor Who and Philosophy, a staff of typically human philosophers (who also are lovers) appears on the deeper concerns raised via the Doctor's astonishing adventures. They talk about, between different subject matters, the Doctor's philosophy of technological know-how, the ethics of a universe with thousands of clever species, what makes one life-form extra very important than one other, no matter if time tourists can swap heritage, and the way the Doctor Who television exhibit is altering the area we are living in. The chapters draw freely on either the vintage sequence (1963–1989) and the hot sequence. The booklet incorporates a selection of enjoyable and insightful rates from Doctor Who plus an entire checklist of episodes and companions.

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The Amazing Transforming Superhero! Essays on the Revision of Characters in Comic Books, Film and Television

By Terrence R. Wandtke

This number of essays analyzes the various ways that comedian e-book and movie superheroes were revised or rewritten in accordance with adjustments in real-world politics, social mores, and pop culture. between many issues coated are the jingoistic beginning of Captain the USA within the wake of the McCarthy hearings, the post-World warfare II fantasy-feminist position of ask yourself lady, and the Nietzschean affects at the "sidekick insurrection" within the 2004 movie The Incredibles.

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Dr. Seuss and Philosophy: Oh, the Thinks You Can Think!

Since Theodor Geisel released his first kid's publication in 1937 lower than the pseudonym Dr. Seuss, young children and adults alike were captivated through the fascinating and laconic stories of whimsical characters and ingenious worlds. yet Dr. Seuss' tales are greater than simply catchy poems; they generally strive against with severe philosophical and ethical dilemmas, if it is Horton studying the very essence of existence or the Lorax instructing us approximately morality. Dr. Seuss and Philosophy explores philosophical thoughts akin to the character of the nice existence in Oh, the areas you will Go!, the character of information in McElligot's Pool, postmodernity in On past Zebra, enterprise and the surroundings in The Lorax, and ethical personality in How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, between many others. somebody who loves Dr. Seuss or is drawn to philosophy will locate this ebook to be interesting and enlightening.

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Autograf: New York City's Graffiti Writers

By Peter Sutherland

With a watch for variety, Sutherland captures the entire gritty glory and glamour of the graffiti international and its warriors. accrued for the 1st time in Autograf: big apple City’s Graffiti Writers, Sutherland offers a never-before-seen chronicle of the folk and locations that populate New York’s famed graf scene. that includes old-school legends FUTURA, remain excessive 149, woman purple and DOZE, in addition to new-school writers COPE 2, CLAW, KR, CYCLE, KAWS, SACER, EARSNOT, SERF, expense, CINIK, unidentified flying object, and DSENSE, between many others, each of the fifty-three snap shots is authentically tagged through the person writers utilizing an analogous paint markers that introduced them status. Complemented by way of a hundred and sixty panorama photos and that includes handwritten textual content through mythical recluse REVS, Autograf is the one booklet to show off long island City’s graffiti scene because it was once created and outlined through essentially the most prolific artists of our time.

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Mood Matters: From Rising Skirt Lengths to the Collapse of World Powers

By John L Casti

"Mood issues" makes the unconventional statement that each one social occasions starting from models in track and artwork to the increase and fall of civilizations are biased through the attitudes a society holds towards the longer term. whilst the "social temper" is confident and folks watch for the long run, occasions of a wholly assorted personality are likely to take place than whilst society is pessimistic. The e-book offers many examples from each stroll of existence in aid of this argument. furthermore, equipment are given to really degree the social temper and to undertaking it into the long run so as to forecast what’s most likely or now not over various classes of time. Casti's writing is a excitement to learn and its contents an eye-opener.

"They [the chapters] inform an engrossing tale, and the secret heightens because it is going. . . . it is chatty and knowing." Greg Benford, Physicist and science-fiction author, writer of "Timescape" and "Deep Time"

"I am struck through how thought-provoking all of it is. i'm definite that your booklet will draw loads of attention" Tor Norretranders, technological know-how author, writer of "The beneficiant guy" and "The consumer Illusion".

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