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  • The Inevitable Bandstandby Charles V. Heath

    UNP - Nebraska 2015; US$ 30.00

    In the hands of the state, music is a political tool. The Banda de Música del Estado de Oaxaca (State Band of Oaxaca, BME), a civil organization nearly as old as the modern state of Oaxaca itself, offers unique insights into the history of a modern political state.   In The Inevitable Bandstand , Charles V. Heath examines the BME?s role as a part... more...

  • Dancing with Hollywoodby Lindsay Shelton

    Awa Press 2015; US$ 9.99

    In the not-so-distant past, hardly anyone had heard of New Zealand, let alone its films. But today there has been a seismic shift. New Zealand film-makers and their films are now winning acclaim in Hollywood and with audiences around the world. Some earn huge global box office returns. Others are chosen for the top film festivals. And American production... more...

  • Stadt und Sicherheitby Felix Hoepner

    transcript 2015; US$ 31.81

    Können Architektur und Städtebau zu einer positiven Identitätsbildung und im Weiteren zu Sicherheitserfahrungen und Kriminalprävention beitragen? Felix Hoepner stellt die Herausbildung maßgeblicher und bis in die Gegenwart wirksamer Leitbilder städtischer Architekturen um 1970 dar und geht ihren Wirkungen auf zeitgenössische Diskurse und architekturbezogene... more...

  • Dig That Beat!by Sheree Homer

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 39.95

    Disc jockey Alan Freed coined the term "rock and roll" in the 1950s. Rooted in rockabilly, rhythm and blues, country and western, gospel, and pop, the genre was popularized by performers like Elvis Presley, Bill Haley, Chuck Berry and Jerry Lee Lewis. Rock and roll's originators and revivalists continue to entertain crowds at roots music... more...

  • The Music of Counterculture Cinemaby Mathew J. Bartkowiak; Yuya Kiuchi

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 40.00

    Films produced in late 1960s and early 1970s America--along with later films focusing on that period--continue to frame our understanding of the counterculture era. The popular and experimental music of the day is central to the counterculture narrative on film, from the utopian Monterey Pop (1968) to the disenchantment of Gimme Shelter (1970). But... more...

  • Fight Sports and American Masculinityby Christopher David Thrasher

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 45.00

    Throughout America's past, some men have feared the descent of their gender into effeminacy, and turned their eyes to the ring in hopes of salvation. This work explains how the dominant fight sports in the United States have changed over time in response to broad shifts in American culture and ideals of manhood, and presents a narrative of American... more...

  • Singing the Body Electric: The Human Voice and Sound Technologyby Dr Miriama Young

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 104.95

    Singing the Body Electric explores the relationship between the human voice and technology, offering startling insights into the ways in which technological mediation affects our understanding of the voice, and more generally, the human body. From the phonautograph to magnetic tape and now to digital sampling, Miriama Young visits particular musical... more...

  • The Politics and Poetics of Cinematic Realismby Hermann Kappelhoff

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    Hermann Kappelhoff casts the evolution of cinema as an ongoing struggle to relate audiences to their historical moment. Appreciating cinema?s unique ability to bind concrete living conditions to individual experience (which existing political institutions cannot), he reads films by Sergei Eisenstein and Pedro Almodóvar, by the New Objectivity and... more...

  • The Design of Frontier Spacesby Assoc Prof Carolyn Loeb; Professor Andreas Luescher; Professor Matthew Carmona

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    In a globalizing world, frontiers may be in flux but they remain as significant as ever. New borders are established even as old borders are erased. Beyond lines on maps, however, borders are spatial zones in which distinctive architectural, graphic, and other design elements are deployed to signal the nature of the space and to guide, if not actually... more...

  • Setting the Sceneby Dr Alistair Fair

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    During the twentieth century, an increasingly diverse range of buildings and spaces was used for theatre. Theatre architecture was re-formed by new approaches to staging and performance, while theatre was often thought to have a reforming role in society. Innovation was accompanied by the revival and reinterpretation of older ideas. The contributors... more...