Description : Summary: Culminating Family and Career in the 1990s includes 53 illustrated stories, sprung from the pages of the author's diaries, which she has kept since she was 10 years old. Most of the stories are based in the Los Angeles area of California while others are located in countries where she taught or consulted. They incorporate historical facts and sociological commentary on such subjects as: anniversaries, art, associations, Australia, awards, budgeting, cars, consulting, Estonia, expert witnesses, friends, Fulbrights, grandchildren, health, investments, New Zealand, Russia, speeches, teaching, traveling, TV program testing, universities, weddings, women's issues, and writing.
Description : Pop culture is the heart and soul of America, a unifying bridge across time bringing together generations of diverse backgrounds. Whether looking at the bright lights of the Jazz Age in the 1920s, the sexual and the rock-n-roll revolution of the 1960s, or the thriving social networking websites of today, each period in America's cultural history develops its own unique take on the qualities define our lives.American Pop: Popular Culture Decade by Decade is the most comprehensive reference on American popular culture by decade ever assembled, beginning with the 1900s up through today. The four-volume set examines the fascinating trends across decades and eras by shedding light on the experiences of Americans young and old, rich and poor, along with the influences of arts, entertainment, sports, and other cultural forces. Whether a pop culture aficionado or a student new to the topic, American Pop provides readers with an engaging look at American culture broken down into discrete segments, as well as analysis that gives insight into societal movements, trends, fads, and events that propelled the era and the nation. In-depth chapters trace the evolution of pop culture in 11 key categories: Key Events in American Life, Advertising, Architecture, Books, Newspapers, Magazines, and Comics, Entertainment, Fashion, Food, Music, Sports and Leisure Activities, Travel, and Visual Arts. Coverage includes: How Others See Us, Controversies and scandals, Social and cultural movements, Trends and fads, Key icons, and Classroom resources. Designed to meet the high demand for resources that help students study American history and culture by the decade, this one-stop reference provides readers with a broad and interdisciplinary overview of the numerous aspects of popular culture in our country. Thoughtful examination of our rich and often tumultuous popular history, illustrated with hundreds of historical and contemporary photos, makes this the ideal source to turn to for ready reference or research.
Description : The economic prosperity and technological advancement of the 1990s were counterbalanced by a sharp rise in terrorism. Following a military and diplomatic triumph in the first Persian Gulf War, Americans focused largely on domestic issues. Despite enhanced communications through the Internet, the world was slow to react to growing humanitarian crises in Africa and the Balkans. Grunge and hip-hop dominated the music scene. The last decade of the 20th century embodied Americans' excitement and fears for the future.
Description : "MaryAnne is the only person I would consider consulting to tackle any organising challenge." —Shaynna Blaze, interior designer and TV presenter Follow organisational expert MaryAnne Bennie's in8steps system and organise your entire home without turning it into total chaos in the process. In eight simple steps the system helps you to decide what stays and what goes, and how to store what remains efficiently. Learn how to: reorganise your whole house in a series of eight-minute blitzes bust your excuses and find the motivation to start develop techniques to set yourself up for success focus on one area of your house at a time—from kickstarting your kitchen to boosting your bedroom make the finishing touches to create the home you have always wanted. So, what are you waiting for? Work at a pace your lifestyle allows and use this tried-and-tested system to completely overhaul your relationship with your stuff. Take control of your clutter and enjoy living in your home once again.
Description : A rare collection of 126 meticulously detailed official photographs, called "builder portraits," majestically chronicle the rise of steam locomotive power in America. Introduction. Detailed captions.
Description : This collection of essays derives from a conference on Violence, Culture and Identity held in St. Andrews in June 2003. It examines postcolonial cultures and identities by investigating the way in which violence is represented by Francophone creative artists.
Description : This textbook examines key debates in photographic theory and place them in their social and political context. This second edition includes key concepts, biographies of major thinkers and seminal references, and provides a coherent introduction to the nature of photographic viewing.
Description : Innovative and conceptual uses of photography within a highly developed Soviet dissident culture are explored in this examination of photography's place in late Soviet unofficial art. Simultaneous.