The Culture Struggle

Using vivid examples and riveting arguments throughout, ranging from the everyday to the esoteric, and penned with eloquence and irony, The Culture Struggle presents a collection of snapshots of our time.

Author: Michael Parenti

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

ISBN: 9781609801205

Category: Social Science

Page: 144

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One of America’s most astute and engaging political analysts, Michael Parenti shows us that culture is a changing process and the product of a dynamic interplay between a wide range of social and political interests. Drawing from cultures around the world, Parenti shows that beliefs and practices are readily subjected to political manipulation, and that many parts of culture are being commodified, separated from their group or communal origins, to be packaged and sold to those who can pay for them. Folk culture is giving way to a corporate market culture. Art, science, medicine, and psychiatry can be used as instruments of cultural control, and even marriage, the "foundation of society," has been misused by heterosexuals across the centuries. Using vivid examples and riveting arguments throughout, ranging from the everyday to the esoteric, and penned with eloquence and irony, The Culture Struggle presents a collection of snapshots of our time.
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Between Cultures

Moving effortlessly across disciplines, this book approaches multiculturalism in the light of the struggle for recognition.

Author: Alexander García Düttmann

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 1859842739

Category: Philosophy

Page: 245

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Moving effortlessly across disciplines, this book approaches multiculturalism in the light of the struggle for recognition.
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The American Culture Wars

In addition, they examine new developments in the culture wars. Together the chapters of this book illuminate current cultural conflicts and offer clues as to where the next American culture wars may be waged.

Author: James L. Nolan (Jr.)

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 0813916976

Category: History

Page: 256

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Even though the majority of Americans hold moderate views on issues such as abortion, homosexual rights, funding for the arts and public broadcasting, and multicultural education, extremists tend to dominate public debate. James Davidson Hunter explained this polarization of American politics and political discourse and popularized the term culture wars in his best-selling book Culture Wars: The Struggle to Define America. The eleven contributors to The American Culture Wars analyse these and other heatedly contested issues. In addition, they examine new developments in the culture wars. Together the chapters of this book illuminate current cultural conflicts and offer clues as to where the next American culture wars may be waged.
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How White Men Won the Culture Wars

The demonstrations and counterdemonstrations at Harvard reflected a broader
cultural struggle over how the nation remembered the Vietnam War and whose
memories, real or imagined, mattered. If the war belonged to vets, and most that ...

Author: Joseph Darda

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780520381445

Category: History

Page: 272

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Reuniting white America after Vietnam. "If war among the whites brought peace and liberty to the blacks," Frederick Douglass asked in 1875, peering into the nation's future, "what will peace among the whites bring?" The answer then and now, after the Civil War and civil rights, is a white reunion disguised as a veterans' reunion. How White Men Won the Culture Wars shows how a broad contingent of white men--conservative and liberal, hawk and dove, vet and non-vet--transformed the Vietnam War into a staging ground for a post-civil rights white racial reconciliation. Conservatives could celebrate white vets as deracinated embodiments of the nation. Liberals could treat them as minoritized heroes whose voices must be heard. Erasing Americans of color, Southeast Asians, and women from the war, white men argued that they had suffered and deserved more. The war became a vehicle for claiming entitlements and grievances after civil rights and feminism, in an age of color blindness and multiculturalism. From the POW/MIA and veterans' mental health movements to Rambo and "Born in the U.S.A.," white men remade their racial identities in the image of the Vietnam vet. No one wins in a culture war--except, Joseph Darda argues, white men dressed in army green.
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Department of State Publication

The Cultural Struggle 11 -- ' ' Be the Promoters of the Cultural Revolution Forever
, " People's Daily , June 12 , 1960 we The Party Leads Cultural and Educational
Work Meanwhile , among the people themselves , should apply the method of ...

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ISBN: UCBK:C024898291

Category: Asia

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Heritage and the Cultural Struggle for Palestine

With this book, Chiara De Cesari examines these Palestinian heritage projects--notably the Hebron Rehabilitation Committee, Riwaq, and the Palestinian Museum--and the transnational actors, practices, and material sites they mobilize to ...

Author: Chiara De Cesari

Publisher: Stanford Studies in Middle Eas

ISBN: 1503600513

Category: History

Page: 312

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In recent decades, Palestinian heritage organizations have launched numerous urban regeneration and museum projects across the West Bank in response to the enduring Israeli occupation. These efforts to reclaim and assert Palestinian heritage differ significantly from the typical global cultural project: here it is people's cultural memory and living environment, rather than ancient history and archaeology, that take center stage. It is local civil society and NGOs, not state actors, who are "doing" heritage. In this context, Palestinian heritage has become not just a practice of resistance, but a resourceful mode of governing the Palestinian landscape. With this book, Chiara De Cesari examines these Palestinian heritage projects--notably the Hebron Rehabilitation Committee, Riwaq, and the Palestinian Museum--and the transnational actors, practices, and material sites they mobilize to create new institutions in the absence of a sovereign state. Through their rehabilitation of Palestinian heritage, these organizations have halted the expansion of Israeli settlements. They have also given Palestinians opportunities to rethink and transform state functions. Heritage and the Cultural Struggle for Palestine reveals how the West Bank is home to creative experimentation, insurgent agencies, and resourceful attempts to reverse colonial violence--and a model of how things could be.
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Us Mob

Keenly felt, vigorously argued and compelling in their sweep, these provocative essays range the spectrum, from Aboriginal spirituality and oneness with the land to the practicalities of health, education and law.

Author: Mudrooroo Narogin

Publisher: Angus & Robertson Publishers

ISBN: 0207188181

Category: Aboriginal Australians

Page: 242

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Leading writer, activist and commentator Mudrooroo crosses the cultural divide to speak to all Australians about his people's past, their place in the present and their hopes and aspirations for the future. Keenly felt, vigorously argued and compelling in their sweep, these provocative essays range the spectrum, from Aboriginal spirituality and oneness with the land to the practicalities of health, education and the law. History, culture, politics and, perhaps, reconciliation: "Us Mob" is essential reading for all those wanting to understand the reality of Indigenous Australia in the post-Mabo age.
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Social Patterns in Australian Literature

A special problem arises, however, in the case of nations that have passed
through a colonial period, since they have experienced the inevitable clash
between two cultures, the imperial and indigenous, and have gone through a
struggle, ...

Author: T. Inglis Moore

Publisher: University of California Press

ISBN: 9780520316188

Category: Social Science

Page: 362

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This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press’s mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1971.
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Critical Pedagogy the State and Cultural Struggle

Schools have been traditionally defined as institutions of instruction, but the authors of this volume challenge that position in order to generate a new set of cultural categories and constructs through which the nature and process of ...

Author: Henry A. Giroux

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791400360

Category: Education

Page: 299

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Schools have been traditionally defined as institutions of instruction, but the authors of this volume challenge that position in order to generate a new set of cultural categories and constructs through which the nature and process of schooling can be more appropriately understood. Giroux and McLaren develop a theory of schooling that takes into account not only the more traditional relationship between teaching and learning, but also the import of wider cultural dynamics such as language, mass culture, popular culture, the state, theories of readership, ethnographic research, and subcultural studies.
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Cultural Materialism

Now available again after a hiatus, this edition of Cultural Materialism contains the complete text of the original book plus a new introduction by Orna and Allen Johnson that updates his ideas and examines the impact that the book and ...

Author: Marvin Harris

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 0759101353

Category: Social Science

Page: 381

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Cultural Materialism, published in 1979, was Marvin Harris's first full-length explication of the theory with which his work has been associated. While Harris has developed and modified some of his ideas over the past two decades, generations of professors have looked to this volume as the essential starting point for explaining the science of culture to students. Now available again after a hiatus, this edition of Cultural Materialism contains the complete text of the original book plus a new introduction by Orna and Allen Johnson that updates his ideas and examines the impact that the book and theory have had on anthropological theorizing.
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Hip Hop Matters

The story unfolds through revealing profiles, looking at such players as Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, widely recognized as America's first hip-hop mayor; Chuck D, the self-described "rebel without a pause" who championed the Internet as ...

Author: Samuel Craig Watkins

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 0807009822

Category: Social Science

Page: 295

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Avoiding the easy definitions and caricatures that tend to celebrate or condemn the "hip hop generation," Hip Hop Matters focuses on the fierce and far-reaching battles being waged in politics, pop culture, and academe to assert greater control over the movement. At stake, Watkins argues, is the impact hip hop will have in the lives of the young people who live and breathe the culture. The story unfolds through revealing profiles, looking at such players as Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, widely recognized as America's first hip-hop mayor; Chuck D, the self-described "rebel without a pause" who championed the Internet as a way to keep socially relevant rap music alive; and young activists who represent hip hop's insurgent voice. Watkins also presents incisive analysis of the corporate takeover of hip hop; the culture's march into America's colleges and universities; and the rampant misogyny that undermines the movement's progressive claims. Ultimately, we see how the struggle for hip hop reverberates with a larger world: global media consolidation and conglomeration; racial and demographic flux; generational cleavages; the reinvention of the pop music industry; and the ongoing struggle to enrich the lives of ordinary youth.
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Theatre and Cultural Struggle under Apartheid

In this book, South African performer and activist Robert Mshengu Kavanagh reveals the complex and conflicting interplay of class, nation and race in South African theatre under Apartheid.

Author: Robert Mshengu Kavanagh

Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.

ISBN: 9781783609772

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 264

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In this book, South African performer and activist Robert Mshengu Kavanagh reveals the complex and conflicting interplay of class, nation and race in South African theatre under Apartheid. Evoking an era when theatre itself became a political battleground, Kavanagh displays how the struggle against Apartheid was played out on the stage as well as on the streets. Kavanagh's account spans three very different areas of South African theatre, with the author considering the merits and limitations of the multi-racial theatre projects created by white liberals; the popular commercial musicals staged for black audiences by emergent black entrepreneurs; and the efforts of the Black Consciousness Movement to forge a distinctly African form of revolutionary theatre in the 1970s. The result is a highly readable, pioneering study of the theatre at a time of unprecedented upheaval, diversity and innovation, with Kavanagh's cogent analysis demonstrating the subtle ways in which culture and the arts can become an effective means of challenging oppression.
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The History and Culture of the Indian People The struggle for empire

But these inroads were only temporary episodes ; the vitality of the culture and
social organization found it easy to absorb most of the alien elements ... 3 , 4 .
ordained four - fold order of society , embraced all viii THE STRUGGLE FOR
EMPIRE.

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ISBN: UOM:39015038923655

Category: India

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Sandinista Narratives

... an anti-hegemonic project against capitalist society predicated on the
transformation of culture material relationships. From this perspective, class
struggle is more appropriately conceived of as cultural struggle. Gramsci, in fact,
notes that the ...

Author: Jean-Pierre Reed

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498523509

Category: History

Page: 328

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Sandinista Narratives is an analysis of the role of agency in the Nicaraguan Revolution and its aftermath. Jean-Pierre Reed argues that the insurrection in Nicaragua was shaped by political contingency, action-specific subjectivity, and popular culture. He also examines how Sandinista ideology contributed to state-building in Nicaragua while tracing the role of post-revolutionary Sandinismo as a political identity.
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Culture Religion and Liberation

Here again , the story of the gospel story of the feeding of the five thousand by
Jesus in Mark 6 : 35-44 constitutes a clear example of a discourse of cultural
struggle , this time in the economic area . In the above - mentioned story we find a
 ...

Author: Simon S. Maimela

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000079573949

Category: Black theology

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Acts of Poetry

Part of the cultural logic of capitalism demands that we accept as natural
switching our attention rapidly from one thing to ... and subjectivity that Stein's
portraits engage are therefore involved in a larger cultural struggle between
freedom and ...

Author: Heidi R. Bean

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780472131419

Category: American poetry

Page: 280

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American poets' theater emerged in the postwar period alongside the rich, performance-oriented poetry and theater scenes that proliferated on the makeshift stages of urban coffee houses, shared apartments, and underground theaters, yet its significance has been largely overlooked by critics. Acts of Poetry shines a spotlight on poets' theater's key groups, practitioners, influencers, and inheritors, such as the Poets' Theatre, the Living Theatre, Gertrude Stein, Bunny Lang, Frank O'Hara, Amiri Baraka, Carla Harryman, and Suzan-Lori Parks. Heidi R. Bean demonstrates the importance of poets' theater in the development of twentieth-century theater and performance poetry, and especially evolving notions of the audience's role in performance, and in narratives of the relationship between performance and everyday life. Drawing on an extensive archive of scripts, production materials, personal correspondence, theater records, interviews, manifestoes, editorials, and reviews, the book captures critical assessments and behind-the-scenes discussions that enrich our understanding of the intertwined histories of American theater and American poetry in the twentieth century.
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Discourse as Cultural Struggle

This is a thought-provoking book for scholars and researchers of language and communication studies who seek innovative approaches in their fields of interest. “Here is a book that takes diversity seriously and lifts it to the level of an ...

Author: Shi-xu

Publisher: Hong Kong University Press

ISBN: 9622098118

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Discourse as Cultural Struggle challenges the cultural imbalance in current research traditions, and argues for a culturalist perspective in facilitating better intercultural exchange amidst accelerated processes of globalization. It is the first engagement with discourses in non-mainstream cultures. Covering a wide range of issues in public, professional, media and intercultural communication, the twelve original essays here tackle culturally pressing issues by aligning viewpoints from various geopolitical contexts. This is a thought-provoking book for scholars and researchers of language and communication studies who seek innovative approaches in their fields of interest. “Here is a book that takes diversity seriously and lifts it to the level of an epistemic paradigm. What we know is culturally constituted and discursively articulated; this relativism is converted into an absolutism due to historical power relations, and we find ourselves a curious situation in which anything that suggests diversity at fundamental levels of thought becomes a serious theoretical problem. This book addresses this absurdity, and in the context of globalization, the exercise is to be welcomed.” — Jan Blommaert, University of London “This volume opens up new and innovative perspectives for all interested in discourse analysis, cross-cultural communication, and social change. It links and relates approaches which originate more in the ‘West’ with those stemming from the ‘East’. Thus, a challenging debate is finally made possible which ultimately could and should lead to more collaborative research and, even more importantly, to better and mutual understanding.”— Ruth Wodak, Lancaster University “This fine volume enters the large field of Discourse Studies by insisting that cultural knowledge of discourses is essential, and thus necessary for our understanding of how discourse shapes human communities and relations among them. It is a rich collection of conceptual and case studies, a fine addition to our literatures, and worthy of our careful study.” — Donal Carbaugh, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
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A Weapon in the Struggle

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Author: Andy Croft

Publisher: Cultural History of the Britis

ISBN: UCSC:32106014168881

Category: Political Science

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Draws on new research to recover the fascinating histories of the artists, poets, musicians, film-makers and cultural visionaries of the Communist Party in Great Britain, placing them in a broader historical context and providing an introduction to British social and cultural history in the 20th century. Eleven essays attempt to unravel the achievements and failures of communist artists who, though mostly forgotten now, once had an extraordinary impact on British cultural life quite aside from the Party's political influence. Distributed by Stylus Publishing, Inc. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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A Life In The Struggle

Now updated to include the final chapter of Ivory Perry's life, this new edition completes the life story of the grass-roots activist whose flamboyant direct action protests and patient behind the scenes organizing helped educate and ...

Author: George Lipsitz

Publisher: Temple University Press

ISBN: 1566393213

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 308

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Now updated to include the final chapter of Ivory Perry's life, this new edition completes the life story of the grass-roots activist whose flamboyant direct action protests and patient behind the scenes organizing helped educate and agitate his community in the struggle for civil rights and economic opportunity.
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