"Men Out of Focus charts conversations and polemics about masculinity in Soviet cinema and popular media during the liberal period--often described as "The Thaw"--between the death of Stalin in 1953 and the invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968. The book shows how the filmmakers of the long 1960s built stories around male protagonists who felt disoriented by a world that was becoming increasingly suburbanized, rebellious, consumerist, household-oriented, and scientifically complex. The dramatic tension of 1960s cinema revolved around the male protagonists' inability to navigate the challenges of postwar life. Selling over three billion tickets annually, the Soviet film industry became a fault line of postwar cultural contestation. By examining both the discussions surrounding the period's most controversial movies as well as the cultural context in which these debates happened, the book captures the official and popular reactions to the dizzying transformations of Soviet society after Stalin."--
My characterization of men's roles in terms of nervous apprehension amid shifting expectations complements the two main works on ... 57 Although Men Out of Focus does not specifically scrutinize the legacy of the Great Patriotic War, ...
Author: Marko Dumančić
Men Out of Focus charts conversations and polemics about masculinity in Soviet cinema and popular media during the liberal period – often described as "The Thaw" – between the death of Stalin in 1953 and the invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968. The book shows how the filmmakers of the long 1960s built stories around male protagonists who felt disoriented by a world that was becoming increasingly suburbanized, rebellious, consumerist, household-oriented, and scientifically complex. The dramatic tension of 1960s cinema revolved around the male protagonists’ inability to navigate the challenges of postwar life. Selling over three billion tickets annually, the Soviet film industry became a fault line of postwar cultural contestation. By examining both the discussions surrounding the period’s most controversial movies as well as the cultural context in which these debates happened, the book captures the official and popular reactions to the dizzying transformations of Soviet society after Stalin.
The book shows how the filmmakers of the long 1960s built stories around male protagonists who felt disoriented by a world that was becoming increasingly suburbanized, rebellious, consumerist, household-oriented, and scientifically complex.
Author: Marko Dumančić
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
The tool you have in your hands is a simple reminder of the need to pray for oneself. That is, pastors, ministers, bishops, even apostles must take time to lay before the LORD and say GOD, today I am here for me! I need help with this or that. I need to hear from YOU for ME. Take this time to pray for you and your needs. Whether they be family, financial, spiritual, or emotional. "30 days to pray for me" is simply a way to help you focus on self-prayer. Take this time to rebuild, and refill your spiritual fuel tank. And just remember as you pray for others, you pour into them. And if you constantly pour out and never refill you will eventually become empty yourself. As you go through this workbook. Take the time to remember when you were the only person you had to or knew how to pray for. When you were so consumed with the things you needed from GOD, that praying for the needs of others took a distant second. List your personal request related to the subject at hand or otherwise. Next, list in the Faith Builders section, all the prayers you see answered while going through this book. Most of all. At the end, take a day to reflect on all the answered prayers you have listed and be strengthened by the fact that GOD not only hears you when you pray for others. HE hears you when you pray for you!
“And HE took the blind man by the hand and led him out of town; And when HE had spat on his eyes and put HIS hand upon him, HE asked if he saw ... I see life like he saw men. Out of focus. I know YOU blessed me. I know YOU touched me.
Author: Apostle J. E. Williams Sr.
Publisher: Author House
Offering queer analyses of paintings by Caravaggio and Puccini and films by Özpetek, Amelio, and Grimaldi, Champagne argues that Italian masculinity has often been articulated through melodrama. Wide in scope and multidisciplinary in approach, this much-needed study shows the vital role of affect for both Italian history and masculinity studies.
He looks out of the frame, presumably toward Pino and Melino. The next shot is a handheld closeup two shot following Pino and Melino as they dance, while the other boys and men in the background, out of focus, look on, ...
Author: John Champagne
Category: Social Science
How do children understand issues of work, marketing, money and scarcity? In Situating Child Consumption the contributors offer a provocative stance rethinking values and notions of children, childhood and consumption. The authors investigate and exemplify how consumption is situated in practices of everyday life, politics, history and the markets. They address the complexities and contradictions in the ways consumption negotiates values in social relations, laws and state intervention as well as material culture. The articles examine topics such as childrens use of money, advertising, tweens, sexuality, violent toys, amusement parks and historical documents. The anthology includes established scholars and a young cohort of researchers, combining consumer studies with perspectives from childhood sociology and the history of childhood. Situating Child Consumption makes indispensable reading for anyone interested in child studies and consumption.
Research has to recognize men as fathers, and their caring obligations and ties to consumption and consumer culture, to paraphrase ... of the 31 images, fully 14 show men out of focus, or only in part, or the images are extremely small, ...
Author: Bengt Sandin
Publisher: Nordic Academic Press
Category: Business & Economics
News from Moscow is a social and cultural history of Soviet journalism after World War II. Focusing on the youth newspaper Komsomol'skaia Pravda, the study draws on transcripts of behind-the-scenes editorial meetings to chart the changing professional ethos of the Soviet journalist. Simon Huxtable shows how journalists viewed themselves both as propagandists bringing the Party's ideas to the wider public, but also as reformers who tried to implement new ideas that would help usher the country towards Communism. The volume focuses on both aspects of the journalists' role, from propaganda editorials in praise of Comrade Stalin and articles lauding young heroes' exploits in the Virgin Lands, to revolutionary new initiatives, such as the country's first ever polling institute and clubs promoting the virtues of unfettered public debate. Soviet journalism, argues Huxtable, was riven with an unresolvable tension between innovation and conservativism: the more journalists tried to promote new innovations to perfect Soviet society, the more officials grew anxious about the disruptive consequences of reform. By demonstrating the day-to-day conflicts that characterised the press's activity, and by showing that the production of Soviet propaganda involved much more than redrafting orders from above, News from Moscow offers a new perspective on Soviet propaganda that expands our understanding of the possibilities and limits of reform in a period of rapid change.
But , in doing so , the paper was focusing on individuals ' outside the material sphere , the sphere of everyday life.128 Those seized with the spirit of romance were ... On deheroisation ' see Dumančić , Men Out of Focus , 215–53 .
Author: Simon Huxtable
Publisher: Oxford University Press
A young woman gifted with magic in a world where the ability is forbidden to women, discovers she is at the heart of a vast conspiracy by the world's powers to use her abilities to further their own agendas.
It doesn't require your hand, but at least some part of you must be in contact with it as you focus your effort on it. ... the ghost view altered with her, and she saw several men with swords, their figures out of focus, but visible.
Author: C.J. Peter
Publisher: C.J. Peter
Nordic countries are generally regarded as global welfare role models in terms of their image of being gender equal, child-friendly and culturally tolerant. By focusing on the vital welfare issue of violence by men to female partners and/or their children, this book seeks to reconsider this over-simplistic image.
Violent men are seldom in focus as parents and they can thereby avoid being held responsible for the wellbeing of their ... problems facing mothers leaving violent fathers (see Chapter One in this volume), tend to slip out of focus.
Author: Eriksson, Maria
Publisher: Policy Press
Category: Family & Relationships
Once the second edition was safely off to the printer, the 110 larger world of micro-CT and micro-MRI and the smaller world authors breathed a sigh of relief and relaxed, secure in the belief revealed by the scanning and transmission electron microscopes. that they would “never have to do that again. ” That lasted for 10 To round out the story we even have a chapter on what PowerPoint years. When we ?nally awoke, it seemed that a lot had happened. does to the results, and the annotated bibliography has been In particular, people were trying to use the Handbook as a text- updated and extended. book even though it lacked the practical chapters needed. There As with the previous editions, the editor enjoyed a tremendous had been tremendous progress in lasers and ?ber-optics and in our amount of good will and cooperation from the 124 authors understanding of the mechanisms underlying photobleaching and involved. Both I, and the light microscopy community in general, phototoxicity. It was time for a new book. I contacted “the usual owe them all a great debt of gratitude. On a more personal note, I suspects” and almost all agreed as long as the deadline was still a would like to thank Kathy Lyons and her associates at Springer for year away.
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Author: James Pawley
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Originally published in 1998. This book offers a balanced overview of the issues surrounding boys and education. It looks beyond the often hysterical debate in the popular media to analyse what is happening with boys in the school system and how this can be understood. The authors argue that popular constructions of masculinity affect boys in all parts of their lives: in families, peer groups and work cultures – at home, at school, at work and at leisure. Offering insight into key issues such as literacy, sport, bad behaviour, sexuality, race and ethnicity, and popular culture, this book also looks at programs and approaches to working with boys which have been successful.
... carrying coat and briefcase, and walking with bowed head away from the camera and down a featureless and slightly out of focus road. ... However, industrialisation has taken men out of the home for lengthy periods each day.
Author: Rob Gilbert