HBO’s Original Voices

Race, Gender, Sexuality and Power
Author: Victoria McCollum,Giuliana Monteverde
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315306891
Category: Social Science
Page: 186
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This book constitutes the first major exploration of HBO's current programming, examined in the context of the transformation of American television and global society. With studies of well-known shows such as Game of Thrones, Girls, The Leftovers, Silicon Valley, True Detective, The Looking, Ballers and Vinyl, authors examine the trends in current programming, including the rise of queer characters, era-defining comedy, reinvented fantasy series, and the content’s new awareness of gender, sexuality and family dysfunction. Interdisciplinary and international in scope, HBO’s New and Original Voices explores the sociocultural and political role and impact that HBO's current programmes have held and the ways in which it has translated and reinterpreted social discourses into its own televisual language. A significant intervention in television studies, media studies and cultural studies, this book illuminates the emergence of a new era of culturally relevant television that fans, students, and researchers will find lively, accessible and fascinating.

Violence Against Black Bodies

An Intersectional Analysis of How Black Lives Continue to Matter
Author: Sandra E. Weissinger,Dwayne A. Mack,Elwood Watson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315408686
Category: Social Science
Page: 306
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Violence Against Black Bodies argues that black deaths at the hands of police are just one form of violence that black and brown people face daily in the western world. rough the voices of scholars from different academic disciplines, this book gives readers an opportunity to put the cases together and see that violent deaths in police custody are just one tentacle of the racial order—a hierarchy which is designed to produce trauma and discrimination according to one’s perceived race-ethnicity.

Accessibility, Inclusion, and Diversity in Critical Event Studies

Author: Rebecca Finkel,Briony Sharp,Majella Sweeney
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1351142224
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 250
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Most early social research into planned events had the effect of broadcasting narratives of dominant cultures and privileged groups. More recently, however, convergences of gender, sexualities, ethnicities, age, class, religion, and intersectional analyses and events studies have started to drive new critical understanding of the impacts of events on non-mainstream, non-majority communities around the globe. This timely book addresses current gaps in the literature surrounding issues of accessibility, inclusion, and diversity in various event landscapes. Structured into four sections covering the main types of events, the chapters present original topics using innovative methodological approaches. Each chapter employs a case study to illustrate the key intertwining issues in these various experiential realms. Further, the chapters are all cross- or interdisciplinary, drawing on gender, sexualities, cultural, race/ethnicity studies as well as multiple literatures that feed into critical events studies and exploring a variety of global examples. This significant book opens the path to further research on the role and importance of accessibility, inclusion, and diversity in events environments worldwide. It will be of interest to academics and researchers of critical event studies as well as a number of related social science disciplines.

Unsettling Eurocentrism in the Westernized University

Author: Julie Cupples,Ramón Grosfoguel
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351667297
Category: Science
Page: 284
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The westernized university is a site where the production of knowledge is embedded in Eurocentric epistemologies that are posited as objective, disembodied and universal and in which non-Eurocentric knowledges, such as black and indigenous ones, are largely marginalized or dismissed. Consequently, it is an institution that produces racism, sexism and epistemic violence. While this is increasingly being challenged by student activists and some faculty, the westernized university continues to engage in diversity and internationalization initiatives that reproduce structural disadvantages and to work within neoliberal agendas that are incompatible with decolonization. This book draws on decolonial theory to explore the ways in which Eurocentrism in the westernized university is both reproduced and unsettled. It outlines some of the challenges that accompany the decolonization of teaching, learning, research and policy, as well as providing examples of successful decolonial moments and processes. It draws on examples from universities in Europe, New Zealand and the Americas. This book represents a highly timely contribution from both early career and established thinkers in the field. Its themes will be of interest to student activists and to academics and scholars who are seeking to decolonize their research and teaching. It constitutes a decolonizing intervention into the crisis in which the westernized university finds itself.

The Hollywood Connection

The Influence of Fictional Media and Celebrity Politics on American Public Opinion
Author: Heather E. Yates,Timothy G. Hill
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1498570488
Category: Political Science
Page: 242
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The Hollywood Connection argues that celebrity politics may matter in broader settings than previously understood. The questions presented in this collection are compelling and timely; the diverse methodologies and robust theoretical applications show the effects of fictional media on consumer audiences and implications for American politics.

What's My Name, Fool?

Sports and Resistance in the United States
Author: Dave Zirin
Publisher: Haymarket Books
ISBN: 1608461106
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 296
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“Zirin is America’s best sportswriter.”—Lee Ballinger, Rock and Rap Confidential “Zirin is one of the brightest, most audacious voices I can remember on the sportswriting scene, and my memory goes back to the 1920s.”—Lester Rodney, N.Y. Daily Worker sports editor, 1936–1958 “Zirin has an amazing talent for covering the sports and politics beat. Ranging like a great shortstop, he scoops up everything! He profiles the courageous and inspiring athletes who are standing up for peace and civil liberties in this repressive age. A must read!”—Matthew Rothschild, The Progressive “This is cutting-edge analysis delivered with wit and compassion.”—Mike Marqusee, author, Redemption Song: Muhammad Ali and the Spirit of the Sixties Here sportswriter Dave Zirin shows how sports express the worst, as well as the most creative and exciting, features of American society. Zirin explores how Janet Jackson’s Super Bowl flash-time show exposed more than a breast, why the labor movement has everything to learn from sports unions and why a new generation of athletes is no longer content to “play one game at a time” and is starting to get political. What’s My Name, Fool! draws on original interviews with former heavyweight champ George Foreman, Olympian and black power saluter John Carlos, NBA basketball player and anti-death penalty activist Etan Thomas, antiwar women’s college hoopster Toni Smith, Olympic Project for Human Rights leader Lee Evans and many others. Popular sportswriter and commentator Dave Zirin is editor of The Prince George’s Post (Maryland) and writes the weekly column “Edge of Sports” ( He is a senior writer at Zirin’s writing has also appeared in The Source, Common Dreams, College Sporting News, CounterPunch, Alternet, International Socialist Review, Black Sports Network, War Times, San Francisco Bay View and Z Magazine.

Voice and Involvement at Work

Experience with Non-Union Representation
Author: Paul J. Gollan,Bruce E. Kaufman,Daphne Taras,Adrian Wilkinson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136275525
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 420
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In the last decade, nonunion employee representation (NER) has become a much discussed topic in the fields of human resource management, employment relations, and employment/labor law. This book examines the purpose, structure, and performance of various types of employee representation bodies created by companies in non-union settings to promote collective forums for voice and involvement at the workplace. This unique volume presents the first longitudinal evidence on the performance, success, and failure of NER plans over an extended time period. Consisting of twelve detailed, in-depth case studies of actual NER plans in operation across four countries, this volume provides unparalleled evidence on such matters as: the motives behind the initial establishment of NER, different organizational forms of NER in industry, key success and failure factors over the long-term, pro and con evaluations for employers and employees, and more. Voice and Involvement at Work captures an unequalled international and comparative perspective through a wide cross-section of different NER forms.

Was wir im Feuer verloren

Author: Mariana Enríquez
Publisher: Ullstein Buchverlage
ISBN: 3843715556
Category: Fiction
Page: 240
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Argentinien ist ein Land, das heute den viel beschworenen Untergang der Mittelschicht erlebt. Gewalt zieht in den Alltag ein. Traditionen verlieren ihre Gültigkeit und die Gegenwart wird zur Zumutung. Mariana Enríquez schreibt über den Zerfall der Familien, erzählt von Freunden, die sich im Alltag bekriegen, von Häusern, in denen es spukt und in denen Menschen verschwinden. Sie erzählt von Mädchen, die sich selbst verbrennen, von einem Mann, der sich in den dunklen Seiten des Internets verirrt hat und für die Welt verloren ist. Enríquez’ Stimme ist ruhig, gelassen — als sei dies alles ganz normal. Und so erzeugt die Autorin eine enorme Wirkung, entwirft das Zerrbild einer Gesellschaft kurz vor dem Kollaps, einer Demokratie am Abgrund. Mariana Enríquez steht in der Erzähltradition von Borges und Cortázar und doch sind ihre Erzählungen ganz gegenwärtig. Sie gehört zu den wichtigsten Stimmen der jungen lateinamerikanischen Literatur.

Lincoln im Bardo

Author: George Saunders
Publisher: Luchterhand Literaturverlag
ISBN: 3641211956
Category: Fiction
Page: 448
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Während des amerikanischen Bürgerkriegs stirbt Präsident Lincolns geliebter Sohn Willie mit elf Jahren. Laut Zeitungsberichten suchte der trauernde Vater allein das Grabmal auf, um seinen Sohn noch einmal in den Armen zu halten. Bei George Saunders wird daraus eine allumfassende Geschichte über Liebe und Verlust, wie sie origineller, faszinierender und grandioser nicht sein könnte. Im Laufe dieser Nacht, in der Abraham Lincoln von seinem Sohn Abschied nimmt, werden die Gespenster wach, die Geister der Toten auf dem Friedhof, aber auch die der Geschichte und der Literatur, reale wie erfundene, und mischen sich ein. Denn Willie Lincoln befindet sich im Zwischenreich zwischen Diesseits und Jenseits, in tibetischer Tradition Bardo genannt, und auf dem Friedhof in Georgetown entbrennt ein furioser Streit um die Seele des Jungen, ein vielstimmiger Chor, der in die eine große Frage mündet: Warum lieben wir überhaupt, wenn wir doch wissen, dass alles zu Ende gehen muss?

Alternative Media in Contemporary Turkey

Sustainability, Activism and Resistance
Author: Murat Akser,Victoria McCollum
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781786610638
Category: Political Science
Page: 210
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This book looks at the structural, economic and political reasons why the current media system fails urban educated young professionals in Turkey and led them to a month long resistance and protest through the use of social media during OccupyGezi movement.


Author: Melissa Broder
Publisher: Ullstein Buchverlage
ISBN: 3843717141
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
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Nach einer Überdosis Schlaftabletten erwacht Lucy benebelt und inmitten eines Berges aus puderzuckerbestäubten Donuts in ihrem Auto, ohne genau zu wissen, wo sie sich befindet. Wo befindet man sich überhaupt im Leben, wenn man mit neununddreißig Jahren schon seit einer Ewigkeit über griechische Dichtung promoviert, partout keine Kinder will, frisch getrennt ist und immer dicker und depressiver wird? Eine Liebe-und-Sex-Therapiegruppe in Venice Beach soll für Lucy Antworten auf diese und andere Fragen liefern, genauso wie ihr neuer Tinder-Account. Doch das unfassbarste High erlebt sie am Strand: Ein wunderschöner Meermann taucht aus dem Ozean auf. Alles zuvor Gewesene wird relativ. Ein ehrlicher, komischer und trauriger Roman, der den ewigen Glauben an die Erlösung durch Liebe und Sexualität radikal hinterfragt.


The Voice of Freedom
Author: John Milius,Raymond Benson
Publisher: Del Rey
ISBN: 0345528425
Category: Games & Activities
Page: 336
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HOME IS WHERE THE WAR IS America may be reeling from endless recessions and crippling oil wars, but hack reporter Ben Walker never expected to see his homeland invaded and occupied by a reunified Korea—now a formidable world power under Kim Jong-il’s dictator son. The enemy’s massive cyberattack is followed by the detonation of an electromagnetic pulse that destroys technology across the United States. Communications, weapons, and defense systems are rendered useless; thousands perish as vehicles suddenly lose power and passenger jets plummet to the ground. Fleeing the chaos of Los Angeles, Walker discovers that although America’s military has been scattered, its fighting spirit remains. Walker joins the soldiers as they head east across the desert, battling Korean patrols—and soon finds his own mission. Walker reinvents himself as the Voice of Freedom, broadcasting information and enemy positions to civilian Resistance cells via guerrilla radio. But Walker’s broadcasts have also reached the ears of the enemy. Korea dispatches its deadliest warrior to hunt the Voice of Freedom and crush the ever-growing Resistance before it can mount a new war for American liberty. From the Paperback edition.

Blade Runner

Author: Philip K. Dick
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104027242
Category: Fiction
Page: 224
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›Blade Runner‹, der Film von Ridley Scott, beruht auf dem Roman von Philip K. Dick aus dem Jahr 1968, in dem Androiden von elektrischen Schafen träumen. Denn in der postapokalyptischen Gesellschaft definiert der Besitz von Tieren den Status und eine Person im Fernseher wird beinahe göttlich verehrt. Vom Mars zurückgekehrte Androide bedrohen aber die radioaktive Idylle, und ein Kopfgeldjäger – im Film Harrison Ford – macht Jagd auf sie. Mit höhnischem Scharfsinn und schwarzem Humor erkundet Dick die Grenze, die den Menschen von den Androiden, die er geschaffen hat, unterscheidet. Eine Lektion in Sachen Ethik der Technik. »Philip K. Dick ist für die zweite Hälfte des 20. Jahrhunderts, was Franz Kafka für die erste war.« Art Spiegelman

Nora oder Ein Puppenheim

Author: Henrik Ibsen
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3843039380
Category: Drama
Page: 84
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Henrik Ibsen: Nora oder Ein Puppenheim Originaltitel: Et dukkehjem. Uraufführung Kopenhagen, 21.12.1879, Erstdruck: Kopenhagen (Gyldendal) 1879. Hier in der Übers. v. M. v. Borch. Vollständige Neuausgabe mit einer Biographie des Autors. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2016, 2. Auflage. Textgrundlage ist die Ausgabe: Ibsen, Henrik: Ein Puppenheim. [Übers. v. M[arie] von Borch], in: Henrik Ibsen: Sämtliche Werke, Vierter Band. Hg. v. Julius Elias u. Paul Schlenther, Berlin: S. Fischer, 1907. Die Paginierung obiger Ausgabe wird in dieser Neuausgabe als Marginalie zeilengenau mitgeführt. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: Lucien Métivet, Illustration aus dem journal humoristique, 1898. Gesetzt aus Minion Pro, 11 pt.

Parade's End

Author: Tom Stoppard
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 0802193153
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 352
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This was the first time I felt as involved in film as in working in theatre. My immersion in Parade’s End from the writing to the finishing touches took up the time I might have given to writing my own play but, perhaps to an unwarranted degree, I think of this Parade’s End as mine, such was the illusion of proprietorship over Ford’s characters and story. —Tom Stoppard, from the Introduction Tom Stoppard’s BBC / HBO dramatization of Ford Madox Ford’s masterwork takes a prominent place in the ranks of his oeuvre. Parade's End is the reinvention of a masterwork of modernist English literature produced by one of the most critically acclaimed and respected writers working today. Parade’s End is the story of Christopher Tietjens, the “last Tory,” his beautiful, disconcerting wife Sylvia, and the virginal young suffragette Valentine Wannop: an upper class love triangle before and during the Great War. Parade's End is a three-part drama, directed by the BAFTA-winning Susanna White, and featuring internationally renowned actors including Benedict Cumberbatch, Rebecca Hall, and Adelaide Clemens. This edition includes bonus scenes which were not broadcast, an introductory essay by Stoppard, and a selection of stills from the production as well as photographs taken on location.

Fahrenheit 451

Author: Ray Bradbury (Schriftsteller)
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783257261042
Page: 292
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Der Report der Magd

Author: Margaret Atwood
Publisher: Piper ebooks
ISBN: 3492970591
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
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Die provozierende Vision eines totalitären Staats, in dem Frauen keine Rechte haben: Die Dienerin Desfred besitzt etwas, was ihr alle Machthaber, Wächter und Spione nicht nehmen können, nämlich ihre Hoffnung auf ein Entkommen, auf Liebe, auf Leben ... Margaret Atwoods »Report der Magd« wurde zum Kultbuch einer ganzen Generation und von Volker Schlöndorff unter dem Titel »Die Geschichte der Dienerin« verfilmt.

Das Verschwiegene

Author: Linn Ullmann
Publisher: Luchterhand Literaturverlag
ISBN: 364110890X
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
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Jede Familie hat ihre Geheimnisse ... ... aber manchmal entwickelt das Verschweigen eine zerstörerische Kraft. In einer norwegischen Küstenstadt findet in einer nebligen Julinacht eine große Party statt. Jenny Brodal wird 75, und ihre Tochter Siri hat gegen den Willen ihrer Mutter ein Fest organisiert. Die weiße Holzvilla auf einer Anhöhe leuchtet in die Nacht, während die Gäste eintreffen und Jenny in ihrem Zimmer sitzt und nach zwanzigjähriger Abstinenz wieder zu trinken beginnt ... Wie jedes Jahr verbringen Siri, die in Oslo und an der Küste ein Restaurant führt, und ihr Mann Jon den Sommer hier, nur haben sie diesmal ein Kindermädchen für ihre beiden Töchter engagiert, weil Jon keine Zeit hat, sich um Liv und Alma zu kümmern: Er ist Schriftsteller und muss endlich sein überfälliges neues Buch abschließen. Mille, das Kindermädchen, ist 19 Jahre alt und hat vor, in diesem Sommer eine andere zu werden. Doch dann verschwindet Mille spurlos in dieser Nacht. Jeder aus der Familie hatte eine eigene Beziehung zu Mille, die er vor den anderen verbirgt. Ihr rätselhaftes Verschwinden rührt aber auch andere, tiefe Gefühle auf, nie vergessene Verletzungen, nie gelebte Sehnsüchte, Ängste und Unsicherheiten. Behutsam dringt Linn Ullmann in die Geschichte ihrer Figuren vor, trägt Schicht um Schicht der Fassade ab, bis wir ihnen so nahe kommen, dass wir verstehen, warum sie lügen und Alpträume haben, warum sie feige sind oder gemein. Sie bringt sie uns so nahe, dass wir uns selbst in ihnen erkennen.