Les Brownlee

The Autobiography of a Pioneering African-American Journalist
Author: Les Brownlee
Publisher: N.A
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 192
View: 8434
An autobiographical account of the life and career of African-American journalist Les Brownlee in which Brownlee reflects on the people and events that have shaped his life and career.

Racism, Sexism, and the Media

Author: Clint C Wilson II,Felix Gutierrez,Lena Chao
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1452217513
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 314
View: 6024
The Fourth Edition of Racism, Sexism, and the Media examines how different race, ethnic, and gender groups fit into the fabric of America; how the media influence and shape everyone's perception of how they fit; and how the media and advertisers are continuously adapting their communications to effectively reach these groups. The authors explore how the rise of class/group-focused communication, resulting from the convergence of new media technologies and continued demographic segmentation of audiences, has led media outlets and advertisers to see women and people of color as influential key audiences and target markets, as well as a source of stereotypes, which may lead to media insensitivity and may help perpetuate social inequity. The Fourth Edition includes updated content on topics covered in the previous editions, and new material on: women of color, including an integrated assessment of their media experiences; new material on Muslim, Arab, and Asian groups; new technologies; and social media use and their impact


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Afro-Americans
Page: N.A
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Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Academic libraries
Page: N.A
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Let's Go to Hell

Scattered Memories of the Butthole Surfers
Author: James Burns
Publisher: Cheap Drugs
ISBN: 9780578164397
Page: 506
View: 9464
The Butthole Surfers remain one of the most enigmatic bands in the history of rock music. Most of their records have no information of any kind, and often with the suggestion that you play them at 69 rpm.... They lived like nomads through much of the 1980s, and built their reputation upon tours that never ended, and shows that resembled hedonistic acid tests. They left a heap of former band members in their wake, and have often alienated as many fans as they've attracted. Here for the first time is the complete story of one of the most controversial and dangerous bands to have emerged from the ashes of the punk rock movement. 'Let's Go to Hell' compiles the scattered memories into the first comprehensive overview of the band. Featuring exclusive interviews, tons of rare and unpublished photographs, and analysis of the band's vast recorded (and unrecorded) efforts, 'Let's Go to Hell' finally tells the story that was thought (and often hoped) would never be told...

A History of Australian Computing

Author: Trevor Pearcey
Publisher: N.A
Category: Computation laboratories
Page: 192
View: 2385

The Worlding Project

Doing Cultural Studies in the Era of Globalization
Author: Rob Wilson,Christopher Leigh Connery
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 9781556436802
Category: Political Science
Page: 243
View: 1349
Globalization discourse now presumes that the “world space” is entirely at the mercy of market norms and forms promulgated by reactionary U.S. policies. An academic but accessible set of studies, this wide range of essays by noted scholars challenges this paradigm with diverse and strong arguments. Taking on topics that range from the medieval Mediterranean to contemporary Jamaican music, from Hong Kong martial arts cinema to Taiwanese politics, writers such as David Palumbo-Liu, Meaghan Morris, James Clifford, and others use innovative cultural studies to challenge the globalization narrative with a new and trenchant tactic called “worlding.” The book posits that world literature, cultural studies, and disciplinary practices must be “worlded” into expressions from disparate critical angles of vision, multiple frameworks, and field practices as yet emerging or unidentified. This opens up a major rethinking of historical “givens” from Rob Wilson’s reinvention of “The White Surfer Dude” to Sharon Kinoshita’s “Deprovincializing the Middle Ages.” Building on the work of cultural critics like Edward Said, Gayatri Spivak, and Kenneth Burke, The Worlding Project is an important manifesto that aims to redefine the aesthetics and politics of postcolonial globalization withalternative forms and frames of global becoming.

A Vision Splendid

The History of the Australian Computer Industry
Author: Graeme Philipson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780648166801
Page: N.A
View: 7342
A comprehensive narrative history of the Australian computer industry, from the earliest analogue machines through to the present day.

The Negro in the United States

A Selected Bibliography
Author: Dorothy Porter Wesley,Dorothy Burnett Porter
Publisher: Omnigraphics Incorporated
ISBN: 9780780803121
Category: Social Science
Page: 313
View: 5366
Identifies some 1,700 works about African Americans. Entries include full bibliographic information as well as Library of Congress call numbers and location in 11 major university libraries. Entries are arranged by subjects such as art, civil rights, folk tales, history, legal status, medicine, music, race relations, and regional studies. First published in 1970 by the Library of Congress.

Power in Colonial Africa

Conflict and Discourse in Lesotho, 1870–1960
Author: Elizabeth Eldredge
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 9780299223731
Category: History
Page: 288
View: 7056
Even in its heyday European rule of Africa had limits. Whether through complacency or denial, many colonial officials ignored the signs of African dissent. Displays of opposition by Africans, too indirect to counter or quash, percolated throughout the colonial era and kept alive a spirit of sovereignty that would find full expression only decades later. In Power in Colonial Africa: Conflict and Discourse in Lesotho, 1870–1960, Elizabeth A. Eldredge analyzes a panoply of archival and oral resources, visual signs and symbols, and public and private actions to show how power may be exercised not only by rulers but also by the ruled. The BaSotho—best known for their consolidation of a kingdom from the 1820s to 1850s through primarily peaceful means, and for bringing colonial forces to a standstill in the Gun War of 1880–1881—struggled to maintain sovereignty over their internal affairs during their years under the colonial rule of the Cape Colony (now part of South Africa) and Britain from 1868 to 1966. Eldredge explores instances of BaSotho resistance, resilience, and resourcefulness in forms of expression both verbal and non-verbal. Skillfully navigating episodes of conflict, the BaSotho matched wits with the British in diplomatic brinksmanship, negotiation, compromise, circumvention, and persuasion, revealing the capacity of a subordinate population to influence the course of events as it selectively absorbs, employs, and subverts elements of the colonial culture. “A refreshing, readable and lucid account of one in an array of compositions of power during colonialism in southern Africa.”—David Gordon, Journal of African History “Elegantly written.”—Sean Redding, Sub-Saharan Africa “Eldredge writes clearly and attractively, and her studies of the war between Lerotholi and Masupha and of the conflicts over the succession to the paramountcy are essential reading for anyone who wants to understand those crises.”—Peter Sanders, Journal of Southern African Studies

Eyes of Artillery

The Origins of Modern U.S. Army Aviation in World War II
Author: Edgar F. Raines
Publisher: Government Printing Office
Category: Aerial observation (Military science)
Page: 372
View: 2149

American Military Heritage

Author: N.A
Publisher: Government Printing Office
Category: United States
Page: N.A
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Author: Sol T Plaatje
Publisher: Waveland Press
ISBN: 147861112X
Category: Fiction
Page: 193
View: 9706
South African novelist Sol T Plaatje (1876–1932) was a pioneer in the fight against racism in his country. He labored as a political activist to advance governmental reforms and promote civil rights for oppressed blacks. His Mhudi, penned in 1919–20 but published in 1930, represents the first full-length novel in English by a black South African writer. Today regarded as a classic for its skillful utilization of the African oral narrative and its robust validation of the positive qualities of African customs, the story of Mhudi, the harvester, and her romance with birdman Ra-Thaga is set during the country’s cataclysmic wars of possession of the 1830s. Plaatje’s heroine, Mhudi, is an enduring symbol of resilience of spirit and the belief in a new day.

Tape Leaders

A Compendium of Early British Electronic Music Composers
Author: Ian Helliwell
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781907222320
Category: Composers
Page: 224
View: 3630
In post-war Britain everybody was a maker; building and fixing radios, cameras, tape recorders, guided by a range of magazines for the home engineering enthusiast. Encouraged by Amateur Tape Recording, Practical Electronics and a network of tape clubs around the country, men, women and families gathered together to make and share their recordings. Based on years of research, interviews and rummaging through boxes of mouldy reel-to-reel tapes and magazines, Tape Leaders is the definitive history of this remarkable lost world of English music.

Super Funny Animal Jokes

Author: Richard Lederer,Jim Ertner,James D. Ertner
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781933338880
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 95
View: 2863
Presents a collection of animal jokes and puns, arranged by type of animal.

Prester John

Author: John Buchan
Publisher: Hyweb Technology Co. Ltd.
Category: Clergy
Page: 272
View: 1058
David Crawfurd meets the strange John Laputa, travels to southern Africa and finally discovers a treasure in this tale of adventure.

The Story of Trojan Records

Author: Laurence Cane-Honeysett
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781785630781
Page: 300
View: 2100
Founded in 1968, as part of a deal with Island Records, Trojan's mission was to bring Jamaican music to the world. Over the subsequent half a century it has done just that, releasing many of the defining albums of ska, rocksteady, dub, and reggae from artists including The Upsetters, Jimmy Cliff, Desmond Dekker, The Maytals, Dennis Brown, John Holt, Lee "Scratch" Perry, and Bob Marley and the Wailers, as well as the hugely popular Tighten Up! compilations. The Story of Trojan Records is the definitive history of the label and a landmark publication for reggae enthusiasts. 2018 is the 50th anniversary of Trojan. It is made up of 12 chapters, 26 artist bios, 20 producer bios, extensive monologues from interviews, and thousands of images, many of which have not been previously published but never been collectively published.

Encyclopedia of American Business History

Author: Charles R. Geisst
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438109873
Category: Business enterprises
Page: 609
View: 3587
Presents an alphabetically-arranged reference to the history of business and industry in the United States. Includes selected primary source documents.

A History of Japan, 1582-1941

Internal and External Worlds
Author: L. M. Cullen
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521529181
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 357
View: 6951
Distinctive overview of the internal and external pressures responsible for the emergence of modern Japan.

Information Needs of Communities

The Changing Media Landscape in a Broadband Age
Author: Steven Waldman
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 1437987265
Page: 465
View: 8129
In 2009, a bipartisan Knight Commission found that while the broadband age is enabling an info. and commun. renaissance, local communities in particular are being unevenly served with critical info. about local issues. Soon after the Knight Commission delivered its findings, the FCC initiated a working group to identify crosscurrent and trend, and make recommendations on how the info. needs of communities can be met in a broadband world. This report by the FCC Working Group on the Info. Needs of Communities addresses the rapidly changing media landscape in a broadband age. Contents: Media Landscape; The Policy and Regulatory Landscape; Recommendations. Charts and tables. This is a print on demand report.