Category «Culture»

This Changes Everything: Occupy Wall Street and the 99% Movement

By Sarah van Gelder

We Are the 99%

The Occupy Wall road circulate named the middle factor of our time: the overpowering strength of Wall highway and massive companies— whatever the political institution and so much media have lengthy ignored.

But the circulate is going a ways past this critique. This adjustments Everything indicates how the move is moving the way in which humans view themselves and the area, the type of society they suspect is feasible, and their very own involvement in making a society that works for the ninety nine% instead of simply the 1%.

Attempts to pigeonhole this decentralized, fast-evolving stream have ended in confusion and misperception. during this quantity, the editors of YES! Magazine collect voices from inside and out the protests to exhibit the problems, percentages, and personalities linked to the Occupy Wall highway movement.

This ebook positive factors contributions from Naomi Klein, David Korten, Rebecca Solnit, Ralph Nader, and others, in addition to Occupy activists who have been there from the start, equivalent to David Graeber, Marina Sitrin and Hena Ashraf. It deals insights for these actively protesting or expressing help for the movement—and for the thousands extra who sympathize with the target of a extra equitable and democratic future.

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From Bomba to Hip-Hop: Puerto Rican Culture and Latino Identity

By Juan Flores

Neither immigrants nor ethnics, neither overseas nor "hyphenated american citizens" within the ordinary experience of that time period, Puerto Ricans in long island have created a unique id either at the island of Puerto Rico and within the cultural panorama of the USA. Juan Flores considers the individuality of Puerto Rican tradition and id in terms of that of alternative Latino teams within the United States―as good as to different minority teams, particularly African american citizens. structure and concrete area, literary traditions, musical types, and cultural events offer a few of the websites and moments of a cultural global outlined via the interaction of continuity and transformation, historical past and innovation, roots and fusion. Exploring this wide selection of cultural expression―both within the diaspora and in Puerto Rico―Flores highlights the wealthy complexities and fertile contradictions of Latino identity.

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The Post-Subcultures Reader

As soon as it used to be simply Mods and Rockers or Hippies and Skinheads. we have rebellion Grrls and Rappers; glossy Primitives and Metalheads; Goths, Clubcultures and Fetishists; city Tribes, New Age visitors and net fan teams. In a world society with a speedy proliferation of pictures, models and life, it truly is -unsurprisingly - changing into more and more tricky to pinpoint what 'subculture truly capacity. Enthusiastically followed by way of the media and academia, culture could be a handy method to describe extra unconventional elements of juvenile tradition, however it does little to aid us understand the varied variety of stripling teams in todays so-called postmodern international. How do we start to reconsider, reformulate and substitute superseded notions of subcultures to lead them to acceptable to the studies of teen within the twenty-first century? And to what quantity does this contain the demanding of previous orthodoxies approximately stunning subcultural kinds? From Seattle anarchist punks to united kingdom Asian underground track, Canadian girl X-Files fanatics to Australian dance cultures, this groundbreaking e-book attracts on a wide selection of overseas case reports to enquire the recent relationships between formative years subcultural track, politics and flavor. Is it attainable to paintings in the present obstacles of way of life, or has the concept that exhausted its usefulness? Can makes an attempt at re-conceptualization, resembling neo-tribes, sub-streams and micro-networks, correctly seize the event of fragmentation, flux and fluidity that's valuable to modern formative years tradition? This well timed ebook is the 1st to problem and re-evaluate using way of life. In doing so, it questions the chance and relevance of what could be termed post-subcultural reports and is helping to chart the emergence of a brand new paradigm for the examine of minor culture.

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Adbusters, Issue 59: Conflict Resolution

AB59: clash Resolution
(May/June 2005)

Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Adbusters is a not-for-profit, reader-supported journal eager about the erosion of our actual and cultural environments by way of advertisement forces. because 1989, the journal has been featured in hundreds of thousands of different and mainstream newspapers, magazines, tv and radio exhibits. identified around the world for sparking Occupy Wall highway, Adbusters can be chargeable for social media campaigns resembling purchase not anything Day and electronic Detox Week.

Included within the journal are incisive philosophical articles and activist statement, coupled with effect layout that seeks to unbound the conventional journal structure. concerns proper to our modern second, comparable to media focus, weather switch and genetically converted meals are usually featured. We search out an international the place economic climate and ecology exist in concord. via not easy humans to turn into contributors in preference to spectators, Adbusters takes goal at company disinformation, worldwide injustice and the industries and governments who actively pollute and damage our actual and psychological commons.

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The Net Delusion: The Dark Side of Internet Freedom

By Evgeny Morozov

Updated with a brand new Afterword

“The revolution could be Twittered!” declared journalist Andrew Sullivan after protests erupted in Iran. yet as journalist and social commentator Evgeny Morozov argues in The internet Delusion, the web is a device that either revolutionaries and authoritarian governments can use. For the entire speak within the West in regards to the strength of the net to democratize societies, regimes in Iran and China are as sturdy and repressive as ever. Social media websites were used there to entrench dictators and threaten dissidents, making it harder—not easier—to advertise democracy.

Marshalling a compelling set of case studies, the web Delusion exhibits why the cyber-utopian stance that the web is inherently freeing is incorrect, and the way bold and doubtless noble projects just like the promoting of “Internet freedom” are erroneous and, occasionally, harmful.

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A Social History of Ottoman Istanbul

By Ebru Boyar

Utilizing a wealth of latest Ottoman resources, this ebook recreates the social background of Istanbul, a major, cosmopolitan city and imperial capital of the Ottoman Empire. Seat of the Sultan and a plush foreign emporium, Istanbul was once additionally a urban of violence shaken on a regular basis via common failures and through the turmoil of sultanic politics and violent rebel. Its population, entertained via imperial festivities and cared for by way of the nice pious foundations which touched each element in their lives, additionally amused themselves within the quite a few excitement gardens and the various public baths of town. whereas the ebook is concentrated on Istanbul, it offers a extensive photograph of Ottoman society, the way it used to be dependent and the way it built and reworked throughout 4 centuries. As such, the publication bargains an exhilarating substitute to the extra conventional histories of the Ottoman Empire.

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Beyond Human Nature: How Culture and Experience Shape the Human Mind

By Jesse J. Prinz

“A loud counterblast to the trendy religion of our instances: that human nature is pushed via biology . . . pressing and persuasive.”―Sunday Times (London)

during this period of genome tasks and mind scans, it's all too effortless to overestimate the position of biology in human psychology. yet during this passionate corrective to the concept DNA is future, Jesse Prinz makes a speciality of the main amazing element of human nature: that nurture can complement and supplant nature, permitting our minds to be profoundly encouraged via adventure and tradition. Drawing on state-of-the-art study in neuroscience, psychology, and anthropology, Prinz shatters the parable of human uniformity and divulges how our differing cultures and lifestyles reports make every one folks distinct. alongside the best way he exhibits that we can’t blame psychological ailment or dependancy on our genes, and that societal elements form gender ameliorations in cognitive skill and sexual habit. A much-needed contribution to the nature-nurture debate, Beyond Human Nature exhibits us that it's only throughout the lens of nurture that the spectrum of human variety turns into totally and brilliantly seen.

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Artificial Paradise: The Dark Side of the Beatles' Utopian Dream

By Kevin Courrier

There is an epigram during this ebook from the Phil Ochs music, "Crucifixion", in regards to the Kennedy assassination, that states: I worry to think about that underneath the best love, lies a storm of hate. On February eleventh 1963, the Beatles recorded "There's a Place", a stunning, unheralded music which was once integrated on their electrifying debut album, Please Please Me. This tune firmly laid the root on which an important utopian dream of the sixties will be outfitted. inside that dream, besides the fact that, additionally lay the seeds of a darker imaginative and prescient that may emerge out of the very counterculture that the Beatles and their tune helped create. therefore, while their track attracted adoring lovers, it additionally enticed the murderous goals of Charles Manson; and notwithstanding the Beatles could have encouraged others to shape bands, their very own failed hopes finally ended in their breakup.

The disillusionment with the sixties, and the hopes linked to the crowd, might a long time later culminate within the assassination of John Lennon and the tried slaying of George Harrison via deranged and obsessive lovers. during this incisive exam, writer Kevin Courrier (Dangerous Kitchen: the Subversive international of Zappa, Randy Newman's American Dreams) examines how the Fab 4, via their marvelous track and comically rebellious personalities, created the promise of an inclusive tradition equipped at the ideas of enjoyment and success. via taking us via their richly artistic catalogue, Courrier illustrates how the Beatles' startling impression on pop culture equipped a bond with audiences that was once so powerful, buyers proceed to both grasp nostalgically to it, or fight ― and infrequently fight violently ― to flee its influence.

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The Beast in the Garden: The True Story of a Predator's Deadly Return to Suburban America

By David Baron

"Reads like a criminal offense novel . . . every one bankruptcy ends on a cliff-hanging note."―Seattle Times

while citizens of Boulder, Colorado, all at once started to see mountain lions of their backyards, it turned transparent that the cats had again after many years of bounty looking had pushed them faraway from human payment. In a riveting environmental story that has acquired large nationwide recognition, journalist David Baron lines the heritage of the mountain lion and chronicles one town's tragic attempt to coexist with its new buddies. As thought-provoking because it is harrowing, The Beast within the Garden is a story of nature corrupted, the conflict among civilization and wildness, and the artificiality of the trendy American panorama. it's, finally, a e-book concerning the way forward for our kingdom, the place suburban sprawl and wildlife-protection legislation are pushing humans and wild animals into uncomfortable, occasionally lethal proximity.

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West Indian intellectuals in Britain (Studies in Imperialism MUP)

The 1st complete dialogue of the main Caribbean thinkers who got here to Britain. Written in an obtainable, vigorous variety, with more than a few significant and exceptional authors. Key e-book for puzzling over the way forward for multicultural Britain; research up to now has focused on Caribbean literature and the way authors 'write again' to Britain - this publication is the 1st to think about how they 'think again' to Britain. A booklet of the instant - not anything similar at the Carribean effect on Britain. Discusses the effect, among others, of C. L. R. James, Una Marson, George Lamming, Jean Rhys, Claude McKay and V. S. Naipaul.

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