Culture In Pieces
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📒Culture In Pieces ✍ P. J. Parsons
✏Culture In Pieces Book Summary : This volume of essays is chiefly concerned with the problems of interpretation raised by fragmentary evidence, especially by the partial or imperfect survival of texts from the classical world. The essays consider a variety of problems, addressing questions of literary history, source-criticism, editorial method, and scholarly technique.
✏Exploding School to Pieces Growing Up With Pop Culture In the 1970s Book Summary : An endearing auto-biographical account of a journey through childhood, experienced through what was arguably the most entertaining decade ever in which to have been a kid in Britain. Mapping his young life out through his love of the popular culture of the day, from the music that he grew up with and absorbed, to the popular TV shows which innocently entertained a generation of kids, the bashful but defiant protagonist reflects upon a tumultuous decade and of an age of innocence long since lost. Through his troubled relationship with a largely uninspiring education system and the schooling customs of his generation (and his ultimate contempt for them) it becomes clear that it is the popular culture of his childhood era which proves to be, among many other things, his education and his window into the world.
📒Music And Culture In America 1861 1918 ✍ Michael Saffle
✏Music and Culture in America 1861 1918 Book Summary : First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
📒Cotton Account Of Its Culture In The Bombay Presidency By Walter R Cassels ✍ Walter R. Cassels
✏Cotton Account of Its Culture in the Bombay Presidency by Walter R Cassels Book Summary :
📒Propaganda And Culture In Mao S China ✍ Timothy Cheek
✏Propaganda and Culture in Mao s China Book Summary : Were intellectuals in Mao's China potential dissidents or actual servants of Chinese communism? Deng Tuo's life serves as an example of this confusion. Cheek places Tuo's writings in the context of his membership of the Communist bureaucracy.
📒Caricaturing Culture In India ✍ Ritu Gairola Khanduri
✏Caricaturing Culture in India Book Summary : A highly original study of newspaper cartoons throughout India's history and culture, and their significance for the world today.
📒Milk Culture In Eurasia ✍ Masahiro Hirata
✏Milk Culture in Eurasia Book Summary : The invention of milking and milk use created a new mode of subsistence called pastoralism. On rangelands across Eurasia, pastoralists subsist by extensive animal husbandry and by processing their animals’ milk. Based on the author’s fieldwork over more than two decades, this book details the processing systems and uses of milk observed in pastoralist and farm households in West Asia, South Asia, North Asia, Central Asia, the Tibetan Plateau, and Europe and the Caucasus. Milk culture in each region is characterized by its processing technology and use of milk, and characteristics common to wider geographical spheres are identified. Inclusion of case studies from the literature expands the continent-wide perspective and provides further indications of how milk culture developed and diffused historically. The inferences drawn are expressed in the author’s monogenesis–bipolarization hypothesis of Eurasian milk culture, that milking and milk processing had a single center of origin in West Asia, and that the technology involved the spread from there across the continent, developing distinct characteristics in northern and southern spheres. Finally, because milk culture underpins pastoralism as a mode of subsistence, the typology and theory of pastoralism are re-examined from the standpoint of milk culture.
📒Music And Culture In Eighteenth Century Europe ✍ Enrico Fubini
✏Music and Culture in Eighteenth Century Europe Book Summary : This book collects key writings about eighteenth century music . It brings together for the first time in one place, a wide selection of essential documents not only about music theory and practice, but about the historical, philosophical, aesthetic, ideological, and literary debates which held sway during a century when musical thought and criticism gained a privileged position in the culture of Europe. Enrico Fubini offers a sampling of English, French, German, and Italian writings on topics ranging from Enlightenment rationalism and the theories of harmony to German musical culture and the polemics on J. S. Bach. Organized by topic and historical period these selections go beyond writings dealing exclusively with specific musical works to larger issues of theory and the reception of musical ideas in the culture at large. The selections are from books, journals, newspapers, pamphlets, and letters; the contributors include Diderot, Rousseau, Voltaire, Grimm, Alfieri, Rameau, Quantz, Gluck, Tartini, Leopold and W. A. Mozart, and C. P .E. Bach. Many are translated here for the first time. With general and chapter introductions, restored footnotes, and other valuable annotations, and a biographical appendix, this anthology will interest music scholars, students, and teachers.
✏Modernist Aesthetics and Consumer Culture in the Writings of Oscar Wilde Book Summary : Oscar Wilde was a consumer modernist. His modernist aesthetics drove him into the heart of the mass culture industries of 1890s London, particularly the journalism and popular theatre industries. Wilde was extremely active in these industries: as a journalist at the Pall Mall Gazette; as magazine editor of the Women’s World; as commentator on dress and design through both of these; and finally as a fabulously popular playwright. Because of his desire to impact a mass audience, the primary elements of Wilde’s consumer aesthetic were superficial ornament and ephemeral public image – both of which he linked to the theatrical. This concern with the surface and with the ephemeral was, ironically, a foundational element of what became twentieth-century modernism – thus we can call Wilde’s aesthetic a consumer modernism, a root and branch of modernism that was largely erased.
📒Modern Languages ✍ Alison Phipps
✏Modern Languages Book Summary : This accessible book is written by teachers of modern languages and tackles the specifics of the discipline while situating it within the literature on teaching Modern Languages in Higher Education.