Essays on Ayn Rand s We the Living

Essays on Ayn Rand s We the Living
Author: Robert Mayhew
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 440
Release: 2012
ISBN: 0739149709
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Essays on Ayn Rand s We the Living Book Excerpt:

This is the second edition of the study of Ayn Rand's first novel, We the Living, which is set in Soviet Russia, and was written in 1936, ten years after she left the U.S.S.R. Topics explored include: the fascinating history behind the novel's creation; its autobiographical nature; its reception during America's “Red Decade”; its connection to Victor Hugo (Rand's favorite novelist); and, the philosophy of freedom and the sanctity of life which it portrays and defends.

Movie Censorship and American Culture

Movie Censorship and American Culture
Author: Francis G. Couvares
Publsiher: Univ of Massachusetts Press
Total Pages: 356
Release: 2006
ISBN: 9781558495753
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Movie Censorship and American Culture Book Excerpt:

From the earliest days of public outrage over "indecent" nickelodeon shows, Americans have worried about the power of the movies. The eleven essays in this book examine nearly a century of struggle over cinematic representations of sex, crime, violence, religion, race, and ethnicity, revealing that the effort to regulate the screen has reflected deep social and cultural schisms. In addition to the editor, contributors include Daniel Czitrom, Marybeth Hamilton, Garth Jowett, Charles Lyons, Richard Maltby, Charles Musser, Alison M. Parker, Charlene Regester, Ruth Vasey, and Stephen Vaughn. Together they make it clear that censoring the movies is more than just a reflex against "indecency," however defined. Whether censorship protects the vulnerable or suppresses the creative, it is part of a broader culture war that breaks out recurrently as Americans try to come to terms with the market, the state, and the plural society in which they live.

Victory

Victory
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 884
Release: 1942
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: World War, 1939-1945
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Fire and Desire

Fire and Desire
Author: Jane M. Gaines
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2017-12-29
ISBN: 0226278735
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fire and Desire Book Excerpt:

In the silent era, American cinema was defined by two separate and parallel industries, with white and black companies producing films for their respective, segregated audiences. Jane Gaines's highly anticipated new book reconsiders the race films of this era with an ambitious historical and theoretical agenda. Fire and Desire offers a penetrating look at the black independent film movement during the silent period. Gaines traces the profound influence that D. W. Griffith's racist epic The Birth of a Nation exerted on black filmmakers such as Oscar Micheaux, the director of the newly recovered Within Our Gates. Beginning with What Happened in the Tunnel, a movie that played with race and sex taboos by featuring the first interracial kiss in film, Gaines also explores the cinematic constitution of self and other through surprise encounters: James Baldwin sees himself in the face of Bette Davis, family resemblance is read in Richard S. Robert's portrait of an interracial family, and black film pioneer George P. Johnson looks back on Micheaux. Given the impossibility of purity and the co-implication of white and black, Fire and Desire ultimately questions the category of "race movies" itself.

Designing and Implementing Public Policy in Contemporary Society

Designing and Implementing Public Policy in Contemporary Society
Author: Dorota Szaban,Magdalena Zapotoczna,Piotr Pochyly
Publsiher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
Total Pages: 189
Release: 2022-12-12
ISBN: 3847015184
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Designing and Implementing Public Policy in Contemporary Society Book Excerpt:

Public policies are an arena of collective actions that respond to the main problems of society. They are understood as a cycle of decisions and actions of public administration aimed at achieving the desired benefits in the future. They are mostly used when market mechanisms fail and are not able to deal with the problem on their own, or when they do not work effectively enough. The multiplicity of problems and the inadequacies in their solutions create opportunities for the emergence of new sectoral policies and interventions that address both entirely new and traditional phenomena of social life, but require a new approach that recognizes the special importance of political factors. The main objective of sectoral policies is to support the development of the identified key areas of development. This anthology presents the ways of creating and implementing public policies related to educational, demographic and social problems.

Imagining Emperors in the Later Roman Empire

Imagining Emperors in the Later Roman Empire
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 365
Release: 2018-07-10
ISBN: 9004370927
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Imagining Emperors in the Later Roman Empire Book Excerpt:

Imagining Emperors in the Later Roman Empire offers new critical analysis of the textual depictions of a series of emperors in the fourth century within overlapping historical, religious and literary contexts.

With a Crooked Stick The Films of Oscar Micheaux

With a Crooked Stick   The Films of Oscar Micheaux
Author: J. Ronald Green
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2004-03-18
ISBN: 0253027705
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

With a Crooked Stick The Films of Oscar Micheaux Book Excerpt:

With a "crooked stick," filmmaker Oscar Micheaux (1884–1951) sought to hit a "straight lick" by stressing the strategic importance of class mobility, or "uplift," for African Americans. A theme in all of his more than 40 feature-length, black-produced, black-directed, black-cast, and black-audience films, uplift would allow for the better things in life: fast cars and fancy clothes, freedom of belief, financial security, and an unencumbered intellectual life. Although racism was an impediment to uplift for Micheaux and other African Americans, race as a category was of a secondary order for him in the larger game of class. In With a Crooked Stick, J. Ronald Green pursues this seeming contradiction in a detailed analysis of each of Micheaux's 15 surviving films. He presents critical commentary on each film's plot and action and its contribution to the overall theme of uplift. Readers will also find this an invaluable guide to the preoccupations and features of Micheaux's remarkable career and the insight it provides into the African American experience of the 1920s and 30s.

Monthly Entries for the Spiritual but not Religious through the Year

Monthly Entries for the Spiritual but not Religious through the Year
Author: Mark G. Boyer
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 498
Release: 2022-08-30
ISBN: 1666747696
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Monthly Entries for the Spiritual but not Religious through the Year Book Excerpt:

This is a book about spirituality for the spiritual but not religious. Those who identify themselves as spiritual but not religious make up one quarter of the population in the United States. This book provides 189 monthly entries based on the national and international celebrations that occur every month. Each entry begins with the name of the occasion and the date when it is marked during the month. A text from the Bible, a US public law, a presidential proclamation, a United Nations declaration, etc. that illustrates the day is presented. The text is followed by a reflection which gleans the spirituality from the text and provides historical background on the day being celebrated. Journal/meditation questions follow the reflection, and a prayer concludes the entry. This book is for the spiritual but not religious, a practice of spirituality that does not regard organized religion as a valuable means to further interior spiritual growth. A section of the introduction to the book explores who the spiritual but not religious are and presents the common themes that surface from research about them.

The Cambridge History of Southeast Asia From early times to c 1800

The Cambridge History of Southeast Asia  From early times to c  1800
Author: Nicholas Tarling
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 680
Release: 1992
ISBN: 9780521355056
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge History of Southeast Asia From early times to c 1800 Book Excerpt:

Southeast Asia has long been seen as a unity, although other terms have been used to describe it: Further India, Little China, the Nanyang. The region has had a protracted maritime history. Confucianism, Buddhism, Islam, Hinduism, Christianity are all represented. It has seen a quintet of colonial powers - Britain, France, the Netherlands, Spain, the United States. Most recently, it has become one of the fastest growing parts of the world economy. The very term 'Southeast Asia' is clearly more than a geographical expression. The Cambridge History of Southeast Asia is a multi-authored treatment of the whole of mainland and island Southeast Asia from Burma to Indonesia. Unlike other histories of the region, it is not divided on a country-by-country basis and is not structured purely chronologically, but rather takes a thematic and regional approach to Southeast Asia's history. This volume, the first of two, covers the period from the region's pre-history up to the early nineteeenth century of the Christian era, tracing the development of early politics, the integration of religion with social and cultural life, the great changes caused by the advent of the Europeans in the region and the increasing incorporation of Southeast Asian trade into international markets. Under the editorship of Nicholas Tarling, Professor of History at the University of Auckland in New Zealand, each chapter is well integrated into the whole. Professor Tarling has assembled a highly respected team of international scholars who have presented the latest historical research on the region and succeeded in producing a provocative and exciting account of the region's history.

The Roman Eastern Frontier and the Persian Wars AD 226 363

The Roman Eastern Frontier and the Persian Wars AD 226 363
Author: Michael H. Dodgeon,Samuel N. C. Lieu
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 460
Release: 2002-11-01
ISBN: 1134961138
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Roman Eastern Frontier and the Persian Wars AD 226 363 Book Excerpt:

The crisis of the third century saw Rome not only embroiled in contests of succeeding short-lived Emperors, but assailed by an increasing variety of hostile peoples from outside its frontiers. Owing to the complex racial interplay of this period, the sources for its history have to be compiled from a wide variety of sources. The least adequate are those in Latin, the imperial lives of the Historia Augusta . These have to be supplemented by the Greek chronicles of Zosimus and John Malalas of Antioch, as well as the Armenian history of Moses of Chorene, the Arabic History of the Arabs of Al-Tabari , as well as inscriptions in Greek, Latin, Hebrew, Syrian and other languages. This volume collects these diverse sources for the first time in English translation, and will be a uniquely valuable resource for scholars working on a period of Roman history that is attracting increasing attention.

The Birth of Whiteness

The Birth of Whiteness
Author: Daniel Bernardi
Publsiher: Rutgers University Press
Total Pages: 396
Release: 1996
ISBN: 9780813522760
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Birth of Whiteness Book Excerpt:

In The Birth of Whiteness: Race and the Emergence of United States Cinema, Daniel Leonard Bernardi explores the importance...

W Somerset Maugham

W  Somerset Maugham
Author: Anthony Curtis,John Whitehead
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 489
Release: 1997
ISBN: 0415159253
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

W Somerset Maugham Book Excerpt:

Hugely popular English novelist and dramatist. Writings include: Of Human Bondage, The Circle, East of Suez. Volume covers the period 1897-1971.

Of Mothers and Death

Of Mothers and Death
Author: Élisabeth Lamothe,Pascale Sardin,Julie Sauvage
Publsiher: Presses Univ de Bordeaux
Total Pages: 211
Release: 2008
ISBN: 2867814936
Category: Children
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Of Mothers and Death Book Excerpt:

Medieval Iberia

Medieval Iberia
Author: E. Michael Gerli,Samuel G. Armistead
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 960
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9780415939188
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Medieval Iberia Book Excerpt:

Alphabetically arranged entries document the history of medieval Spain.

The Bookman

The Bookman
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 844
Release: 1918
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Book collecting
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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In the Limelight and Under the Microscope

In the Limelight and Under the Microscope
Author: Diane Negra,Su Holmes
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2011-03-17
ISBN: 1441189173
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In the Limelight and Under the Microscope Book Excerpt:

This timely collection explores the politics of female celebrity across a range of contemporary and historical media contexts. Amidst concerns about the apparent 'decline' in the currency of modern fame ('famous for being famous'), as well as debates about the shifting parameters of public/private visibility, it is female celebrities who are positioned as the most active discursive terrain. This collection seeks to interrogate such phenomena by forging a greater conceptual, theoretical and historical dialogue between celebrity studies and critical gender studies. It takes as its starting point the understanding that female celebrity is a particularly fraught cultural phenomenon with ideological and industrial implications that warrant careful scrutiny. In moving across case studies from the 19th century to the present day, this book works from the assumption that the case study should play a crucial role in generating debate about the dialogue between 'past' and 'present', and the individual essays seek to reflect this spirit of enquiry

Liturgical Year

Liturgical Year
Author: Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
Publsiher: Westminster John Knox Press
Total Pages: 438
Release: 1992-01-01
ISBN: 9780664253509
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Liturgical Year Book Excerpt:

A rich treasury of prayers and liturgies, organized especially for persons who plan and lead worship, that will be useful in preparing worship each Sunday and for festivals throughout the year.

Black Manhood on the Silent Screen

Black Manhood on the Silent Screen
Author: Gerald R. Butters
Publsiher: Culture America (Hardcover)
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2002
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Black Manhood on the Silent Screen Book Excerpt:

In early-twentieth-century motion picture houses, offensive stereotypes of African Americans were as predictable as they were prevalent. Watermelon eating, chicken thievery, savages with uncontrollable appetites, Sambo and Zip Coon were all representations associated with African American people. Most of these caricatures were rendered by whites in blackface. Few people realize that from 1915 through 1929 a number of African American film directors worked diligently to counter such racist definitions of black manhood found in films like D. W. Griffith's The Birth of a Nation, the 1915 epic that glorified the Ku Klux Klan. In the wake of the film's phenomenal success, African American filmmakers sought to defend and redefine black manhood through motion pictures. Gerald Butters's comprehensive study of the African American cinematic vision in silent film concentrates on works largely ignored by most contemporary film scholars: African American-produced and -directed films and white independent productions of all-black features. Using these "race movies" to explore the construction of masculine identity and the use of race in popular culture, he separates cinematic myth from historical reality: the myth of the Euro American-controlled cinematic portrayal of black men versus the actual black male experience. Through intense archival research, Butters reconstructs many lost films, expanding the discussion of race and representation beyond the debate about "good" and "bad" imagery to explore the construction of masculine identity and the use of race as device in the context of Western popular culture. He particularly examines the filmmaking of Oscar Micheaux, the most prolific and controversial of all African American silent film directors and creator of the recently rediscovered Within Our Gates—the legendary film that exposed a virtual litany of white abuses toward blacks. Black Manhood on the Silent Screen is unique in that it takes contemporary and original film theory, applies it to the distinctive body of African American independent films in the silent era, and relates the meaning of these films to larger political, social, and intellectual events in American society. By showing how both white and black men have defined their own sense of manhood through cinema, it examines the intersection of race and gender in the movies and offers a deft interweaving of film theory, American history, and film history.

Cultural and Theological Reflections on the Japanese Quest for Divinity

Cultural and Theological Reflections on the Japanese Quest for Divinity
Author: John J. Keane
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2016-11-07
ISBN: 900432240X
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cultural and Theological Reflections on the Japanese Quest for Divinity Book Excerpt:

In Cultural and Theological Reflections on the Japanese Quest for Divinity John J. Keane offers a novel account of Japanese divinity (kami). He applies cultural themes to highlight this quest. Respectful encounters between East and West are encouraged using principles of interreligious dialogue.

The Age of Constantine the Great

The Age of Constantine the Great
Author: Jacob Burckhardt
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 404
Release: 1983-03-25
ISBN: 9780520046801
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Age of Constantine the Great Book Excerpt:

Chronicles the major events that took place between the accession of Diocletian and the death of Constantine and discusses the people, places, and issues that influenced society during that time.