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Woody Allen and Philosophy: [You Mean My Whole Fallacy Is Wrong?] (Popular Culture and Philosophy Book 8)

By Mark T. Conard, William Irwin

Fifteen philosophers representuing various colleges of notion solution the query what's Woody Allen attempting to say in his motion pictures? And why may still somebody care?
Focusing on diverse works and sundry points of Allen's multifaceted output, those essays discover the philosophical undertones of Anne corridor, Crimes and Misdemeanors, long island, A Midsummer Night's intercourse Comedy and reminds us that simply because the universe is incomprehensible and lifestyles is unnecessary is not any cause to devote suicide.

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Punk Slash! Musicals: Tracking Slip-Sync on Film

By David Laderman

Punk diminish! Musicals is the 1st publication to deal widely with punk narrative motion pictures, in particular British and American punk rock musicals made from approximately 1978 to 1986. motion pictures reminiscent of Jubilee, Breaking Glass, instances sq., Smithereens, Starstruck, and Sid and Nancy symbolize a convergence among self sufficient, subversive cinema and formulaic classical Hollywood and pa musical genres.

Guiding this undertaking is the concept that of "slip-sync." Riffing at the usual lip-sync phenomenon, "slip-sync" refers to moments within the motion pictures while the punk performer "slips" out of sync with the functionality spectacle, and occasionally the sound tune itself, engendering a provocative second of hysteria. This rigidity usually serves to demonstrate different thematic and narrative conflicts, critical between those being the punk negotiation among authenticity and inauthenticity.

Laderman emphasizes the powerful girl lead performer on the heart of each one of these motion pictures, in addition to each one film's engagement with gender and race concerns. also, he situates his analyses when it comes to the wider cultural and political context of the neo-conservatism and new digital audio-visual applied sciences of the Eighties, exhibiting how punk's revolution opposed to the mainstream all depends upon a undeniable ironic include of dad culture.

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Dexter and Philosophy: Mind Over Splatter (Popular Culture and Philosophy)

By George A. Reisch, Richard Greene, Rachel Robison

What explains the large well known following for Dexter, at present the most-watched express on cable, which sympathetically depicts a serial killer pushed through a merciless compulsion to brutally slay one sufferer after another?

Although Dexter Morgan kills simply killers, he isn't a vigilante lively through a feeling of justice yet an enthralling psychopath lively via a lust to kill, ritualistically and bloodily. despite the fact that his gory urge for food is managed by way of “Harry’s Code,” which limits his sufferers to people who have got away with homicide, and his task as a blood spatter professional for the Miami police division supplies him the news on simply who these valid objectives may possibly be.

In Dexter and Philosophy, an elite staff of philosophers don their rubber gloves and positioned Dexter’s deeds below the microscope. considering the fact that Dexter is pushed to ritual homicide through his “Dark Passenger,” can he be blamed for killing, particularly as he in simple terms murders different murderers? Does Dexter healthy the profile of the conventional fictional kind of the superhero? What half does good fortune play in making Dexter who he's? How and why are horror and disgust became aesthetic excitement for the television viewer? How crucial is Dexter’s emotional coldness to his lust for cutting humans up? Are Dexter’s lies and deceptions any worse than the lies and deceptions of the non-criminals round him? Why does Dexter lengthy to be a regular individual and why can’t he accomplish this it sounds as if uncomplicated target?

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The Red Sox and Philosophy: Green Monster Meditations (Popular Culture and Philosophy)

This quantity within the Popular tradition and Philosophy sequence delves into the tragic and redemptive background of the Boston purple Sox baseball franchise. Drawing on philosophers from Aristotle to Sartre, chapters diversity from problems with religion and spirituality to tragedy, irony, existentialism, Sabermetrics, and the notorious "curse of the Bambino." With an emphasis on "Red Sox state" — the group of crimson Sox lovers around the globe — the publication connects very important philosophical principles with the most storied groups within the historical past of significant League Baseball. The chapters make complicated philosophical arguments effortless to appreciate whereas supplying an insider’s wisdom of the native land workforce. All yet one of many authors during this quantity are all pink Sox fanatics who touch upon their workforce philosophically. there is even a Yankee fan’s point of view! With a foreword by means of Dick Bresciani, vice chairman and authentic historian of the Boston purple Sox, this publication presents a distinct philosophical event for the die-hard purple Sox fan.

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Feminist Theory and Pop Culture

By Adrienne Trier-Bieniek

Feminist thought and dad tradition synthesizes feminist idea with smooth portrayals of gender in media tradition. This entire and interdisciplinary textual content comprises an introductory bankruptcy written via the editor in addition to 9 contributor chapters of unique content material. incorporated within the textual content: •Historical representation of feminist concept •Application of feminist study equipment for the learn of gender •Feminist theoretical views akin to the male gaze, feminist viewpoint concept, Black feminist idea, queer idea, masculinity concept, theories of feminist activism and postfeminism •Contributor chapters conceal more than a few issues from Western views on stomach Dance periods to tv indicates comparable to ladies, Scandal and Orange is the recent Black, in addition to chapters which debate gendered media kinds like “chick lit”, comedian books and Western views of non-Western tradition in movie •Feminist concept as represented within the diverse waves of feminism, together with a dialogue of a fourth wave •Pedagogical positive aspects •Suggestions for additional studying on issues coated •Discussion questions for school room use Feminist concept and dad tradition used to be designed for school room use and has been written with a watch towards attractive scholars in dialogue. The book's polished standpoint on feminist idea juxtaposes pop culture with theoretical views that have served as a origin for the learn of gender. This interdisciplinary textual content can function a prime or supplemental interpreting in undergraduate or graduate classes which specialize in gender, popular culture, feminist concept or media experiences. “This first-class anthology grounds feminism as articulated via 4 waves and lines feminists responding to popular culture, whereas spotting that pop culture has answered in complex how you can feminisms. members proffer lucid and interesting reviews of issues starting from stomach dancing via Fifty colors of gray, Scandal and Orange is the recent Black. This e-book is an efficient learn in addition to an exceptional textual content to brighten up and tell within the classroom.” – Dr. Jane Caputi, Professor of ladies, Gender and Sexuality reports and verbal exchange & Multimedia at Florida Atlantic college “Feminist idea and pa tradition is destined to be as renowned because the tradition it evaluations. The textual content performs up the paradoxes of up to date feminism and calls for its readers to invite tricky questions on how and why the preferred carry us excitement. it's a modern assortment that captures this second in feminist time with different analyses of women's representations throughout a powerful swath of pop culture. Feminist thought and dad tradition is the type of textual content that makes me are looking to redecorate my popular culture path. Again.” – Dr. Ebony A. Utley, affiliate Professor of verbal exchange at California kingdom University-Long seashore, writer of Rap and Religion'As a lady who attempts to convey a feminist point of view to conversations with those who may by no means have thought of how feminist histories and theories have an effect on them, i've been watching for a set like this!'Emily Lindin, founding father of The UnSlut venture, writer of UnSlut: A Diary and a Memoir, and writer of'Slut: A Documentary Film'.'Feminist idea & popular culture bargains a few first-class fabric for undergraduate educating. I'm specially concerned about the modern and hugely suitable analyses of Olivia Pope from Scandal (Griffin) and the newly stylish go back of abdominal dancing (Moe). via delivering readers with concrete and primary examples from pop culture media and practices, Trier-Bieniek's assortment enables students'grasp of theoretical fabrics. Feminist research of Black stereotypes gather an urgency and readability for undergraduates whilst associated with and explicated via Scandal, one of many few indicates a majority of my scholars watch.

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John Lydon: Stories of Johnny: A Compendium of Thoughts on the Icon of an Era

By Rob Johnstone

A set of stand-alone essays written through the cream of rock music's commentators—among them Rob Johnstone, Clinton Heylin, Legs McNeill, Greil Marcus, Kris Needs, Judy Nylon, Alan Clayson, and Nigel Williamson—this paintings may well good be the last word on the symbol of 1970 punk they as soon as known as "Rotten." Love him or hate him, 30 years after the discharge of the intercourse Pistols' first record, John Lydon—the guy who was once the focal element of the British punk movement—is very unlikely to ignore whilst discussing the heritage of rock. Was the intercourse Pistols' album by no means brain the Bollocks the one actual masterpiece of punk's first wave? How did the Pistols effect American punk? How does Lydon's post-Pistols paintings in PIL examine in effect and artistry? Contributors delve into those questions and extra during this becoming tribute to an underdog who went directly to become an antihero to millions.

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Bitch, Issue 61: Food (Winter 2014)

In each Issue

Letters & Comments

Love It/Shove It
• nutrition from the Cusps: A Q&A with Kay Ulanday Barrett | Amelia Ayrelan Iuvino

The complain List

On the Record—Kathleen Hanna talks concerning the grrrl she was once and the girl she is now | Sarah Mirk

On the Counter—The slow-roasted sexism of forte espresso | Lisa Knisely

On the Table—Did women's lib quite kill the do-it-yourself meal? | Sarah-Jane Stratford

Craving the Other—One woman's red meat with cultural appropriation. | Soleil Ho

Growing Pains: Why exertions is the genuine nutrients move we must always be being attentive. | s.e. smith

Feast Your Eyes—Nine artists encouraged via foodstuff. | Various

Clip Artists—Women, paintings, and severe couponing. | Adrienne Rose Johnson

Redefined Palate—Sistah Vegan Project's Breeze Harper dishes on conscious consuming. | Vera Chang

Eating Out—Real speak with Meaty's Samantha Irby. | J.J. Keith

The Cellophane Ceiling—The gender dynamics of ability and serving on nutrients television. | Kate Forbes

And She Was—The tale of the best woman workforce you've by no means heard of. | Lindsay Zoladz
The again Page

Adventures in Feministory Comics: Queen Ka'ahumanu Emi Gennis

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The Legend of Zelda and Philosophy: I Link Therefore I Am (Popular Culture and Philosophy)

By Luke Cuddy

With either younger and grownup players as unswerving lovers, The Legend of Zelda is without doubt one of the so much loved game sequence ever created. The participants to this quantity ponder the next questions and extra: what's the nature of the gamer’s connection to hyperlink? Does hyperlink have a will, or do avid gamers undertaking their wills onto him? How does the gamer adventure the sport? Do the foundations of common sense practice within the online game international? How is area created and disbursed in Hyrule (the fictional land during which the sport takes place)? How does time functionality? Is Zelda artwork? Can Hyrule be visible as an incredible society? Can the sport be relaxing with no profitable? The Legend of Zelda and Philosophy not just appeals to Zelda enthusiasts and philosophers but in addition places games at the philosophical map as a significant quarter of study.

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Twitter Wit

The first authorized Twitter book, Twitter Wit is a collection of the main smart one-liners published at the hugely renowned social networking and micro-blogging web site. that includes a foreword by way of Twitter co-founder Biz Stone and tweets from celebrities similar to Ashton Kutcher, Jimmy Fallon, Stephen Colbert, Neil Gaiman, Margaret Cho, Stephen Fry, Rainn Wilson, Penn Jillette, Diablo Cody, Michael Ian Black, Paula Poundstone, Eugene Mirman, Russell model, Aziz Ansari, Lisa Lampanelli, and John Hodgman, this It books paperback unique, edited by way of Nick Douglas, demonstrates that within each second is a comic story ready to be written.< ?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

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Super Graphic: A Visual Guide to the Comic Book Universe

By Tim Leong

The comedian ebook universe is adventurous, mystifying, and packed with heroes, villains, and cosplaying Comic-Con attendees. This e-book by way of considered one of stressed magazine's paintings administrators traverses the picture global via a set of pie charts, bar graphs, timelines, scatter plots, and extra. large image bargains readers a different examine the elaborate and infrequently contradictory storylines that weave their method via comedian books, and stocks recommendation for navigating the pages of a few of the most well-liked, longest-running, and best-loved comics and image novels in the market. From a colourful breakdown of the DC Comics reader demographic to a witty Venn diagram of superhero comedian tropes and a Chris Ware disappointment scale, this ebook charts the main arbitrary and enormous characters, moments, and kit of the broad international of comics.

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