Wilder Mann

The Image of the Savage
Author: Charles Fréger
Publisher: Dewi Lewis Pub
ISBN: 9781907893230
Category: Photography
Page: 271
View: 9927
Each year, throughout Europe, from Scotland to Bulgaria, from Finland to Italy, from Portugal to Greece via France, Switzerland and Germany, people literally put themselves into the skin of the 'savage', in masquerades that stretch back centuries. By becoming a bear, a goat, a stag or a wild boar, a man of straw, a devil or a monster with jaws of steel, these people celebrate the cycle of life and of the seasons. Work on this project took photographer Charles Freger to eighteen European countries in search of the mythological figure of the Wild Man.

Costume in Performance

Materiality, Culture, and the Body
Author: Donatella Barbieri
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 147423688X
Category: Art
Page: 264
View: 1032
This beautifully illustrated book conveys the centrality of costume to live performance. Finding associations between contemporary practices and historical manifestations, costume is explored in six thematic chapters, examining the transformative ritual of costuming; choruses as reflective of society; the grotesque, transgressive costume; the female sublime as emancipation; costume as sculptural art in motion; and the here-and-now as history. Viewing the material costume as a crucial aspect in the preparation, presentation and reception of live performance, the book brings together costumed performances through history. These range from ancient Greece to modern experimental productions, from medieval theatre to modernist dance, from the 'fashion plays' to contemporary Shakespeare, marking developments in both culture and performance. Revealing the relationship between dress, the body and human existence, and acknowledging a global as well as an Anglo and Eurocentric perspective, this book shows costume's ability to cross both geographical and disciplinary borders. Through it, we come to question the extent to which the material costume actually co-authors the performance itself, speaking of embodied histories, states of being and never-before imagined futures, which come to life in the temporary space of the performance. With a contribution by Melissa Trimingham, University of Kent, UK

The White Man's Indian

Images of the American Indian from Columbus to the Present
Author: Robert F. Berkhofer
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307761975
Category: History
Page: 304
View: 6380
Columbus called them "Indians" because his geography was faulty. But that name and, more importantly, the images it has come to suggest have endured for five centuries, not only obscuring the true identity of the original Americans but serving as an idealogical weapon in their subjugation. Now, in this brilliant and deeply disturbing reinterpretation of the American past, Robert Berkhofer has written an impressively documented account of the self-serving stereotypes Europeans and white Americans have concocted about the "Indian": Noble Savage or bloodthirsty redskin, he was deemed inferior in the light of western, Christian civilization and manipulated to its benefit. A thought-provoking and revelatory study of the absolute, seemingly ineradicable pervasiveness of white racism, The White Man's Indian is a truly important book which penetrates to the very heart of our understanding of ourselves. "A splendid inquiry into, and analysis of, the process whereby white adventurers and the white middle class fabricated the Indian to their own advantage. It deserves a wide and thoughtful readership." —Chronicle of Higher Education "A compelling and definitive history...of racist preconceptions in white behavior toward native Americans." —Leo Marx, The New York Times Book Review

Becoming German

The 1709 Palatine Migration to New York
Author: Philip Otterness
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 0801471168
Category: History
Page: 256
View: 4930
Becoming German tells the intriguing story of the largest and earliest mass movement of German-speaking immigrants to America. The so-called Palatine migration of 1709 began in the western part of the Holy Roman Empire, where perhaps as many as thirty thousand people left their homes, lured by rumors that Britain's Queen Anne would give them free passage overseas and land in America. They journeyed down the Rhine and eventually made their way to London, where they settled in refugee camps. The rumors of free passage and land proved false, but, in an attempt to clear the camps, the British government finally agreed to send about three thousand of the immigrants to New York in exchange for several years of labor. After their arrival, the Palatines refused to work as indentured servants and eventually settled in autonomous German communities near the Iroquois of central New York. Becoming German tracks the Palatines' travels from Germany to London to New York City and into the frontier areas of New York. Philip Otterness demonstrates that the Palatines cannot be viewed as a cohesive "German" group until after their arrival in America; indeed, they came from dozens of distinct principalities in the Holy Roman Empire. It was only in refusing to assimilate to British colonial culture—instead maintaining separate German-speaking communities and mixing on friendly terms with Native American neighbors—that the Palatines became German in America.

Challenging Frontiers

The Canadian West
Author: Lorry W. Felske,Beverly Jean Rasporich
Publisher: University of Calgary Press
ISBN: 1552381404
Category: History
Page: 375
View: 4066
"Challenging Frontiers: The Canadian West "is a multidisciplinary study using critical essays as well as creative writing to explore the conceptions of the "West," both past and present. Considering topics such as ranching, immigration, art and architecture, as well as globalization and the spread of technology, these articles inform the reader of the historical frontier and its mythology, while also challenging and reassessing conventional analysis.

A Peculiar Mixture

German-Language Cultures and Identities in Eighteenth-Century North America
Author: Jan Stievermann,Oliver Scheiding
Publisher: Penn State Press
ISBN: 9780271063010
Category: History
Page: 296
View: 4263
Through innovative interdisciplinary methodologies and fresh avenues of inquiry, the nine essays collected in A Peculiar Mixture endeavor to transform how we understand the bewildering multiplicity and complexity that characterized the experience of German-speaking people in the middle colonies. They explore how the various cultural expressions of German speakers helped them bridge regional, religious, and denominational divides and eventually find a way to partake in America’s emerging national identity. Instead of thinking about early American culture and literature as evolving continuously as a singular entity, the contributions to this volume conceive of it as an ever-shifting and tangled “web of contact zones.” They present a society with a plurality of different native and colonial cultures interacting not only with one another but also with cultures and traditions from outside the colonies, in a “peculiar mixture” of Old World practices and New World influences. Aside from the editors, the contributors are Rosalind J. Beiler, Patrick M. Erben, Cynthia G. Falk, Marie Basile McDaniel, Philip Otterness, Liam Riordan, Matthias Schönhofer, and Marianne S. Wokeck.

Painter in a Savage Land

The Strange Saga of the First European Artist in North America
Author: Miles Harvey
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1588367096
Category: History
Page: 368
View: 9381
In this vibrantly told, meticulously researched book, Miles Harvey reveals one of the most fascinating and overlooked lives in American history. Like The Island of Lost Maps, his bestselling book about a legendary map thief, Painter in a Savage Land is a compelling search into the mysteries of the past. This is the thrilling story of Jacques Le Moyne de Morgues, the first European artist to journey to what is now the continental United States with the express purpose of recording its wonders in pencil and paint. Le Moyne’s images, which survive today in a series of spectacular engravings, provide a rare glimpse of Native American life at the pivotal time of first contact with the Europeans–most of whom arrived with the preconceived notion that the New World was an almost mythical place in which anything was possible.

Colonialism in the Margins : Cultural Encounters in New Sweden and Lapland

Author: Gunlög Maria Fur
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9789004153165
Category: Delaware Indians
Page: 297
View: 5190
The first book-length study of Swedish-Indian encounters in the New Sweden colony on the Delaware River focuses on land, trade and culture from the founding in 1638 until the 1680s, and compares these relations with Swedish interaction with Saami people.

Ripley Bogle

Author: Robert Mcliam wilson
Publisher: Éditions Actes Sud
ISBN: 2330090919
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 439
View: 2713
Clochard surdoué à l’humour féroce, SDF arrogant, Ripley Bogle, vingt-deux ans, a le froid et la faim pour compagnes et connaît Londres comme sa poche. La solitude et l’errance aiguisant sa mémoire, il livre le récit – plus ou moins fiable – des événements qui l’ont conduit dans la rue : une enfance dans un quartier ouvrier catholique de Belfast dans les années 1980, un bref passage à Cambridge, quelques rencontres décisives... Le premier roman de l’auteur culte d’Eureka Street.

Tous les démons sont ici

Une enquête de Walt Longmire
Author: Craig Johnson
Publisher: Éditions Gallmeister
ISBN: 2404000411
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
View: 7618
Indien Crow d’adoption, Raynaud Shade est considéré comme le plus dangereux sociopathe des États-Unis et représente le cauchemar de tout policier. Finalement interpellé, il avoue avoir enterré un cadavre au beau milieu des Bighorn Mountains, dans le Wyoming, et c’est à Walt Longmire que revient la tâche d’escorter Shade, en plein blizzard, jusqu’au corps. Mais le shérif sous-estime peut-être les dangers d’une telle expédition. Car pour tenter de rétablir la justice, il va devoir braver l’enfer glacial des montagnes et tromper la mort avec, pour seul soutien, un vieil exemplaire de La Divine Comédie de Dante. Dans ce nouveau volet des aventures de Walt Longmire, Craig Johnson transforme le lumineux décor des Hautes Plaines en un inquiétant théâtre des ombres, dans un polar sous très haute tension. Le gang s’adjoint également les services d’un jeune dandy ambitieux et désargenté, attiré par la promesse d’une rétribution alléchante. Peu d’entre eux survivront à la sanglante confrontation dans les badlands de Catacumbas. Un western impitoyable qui balaie tout sur son passage, comme un film de Tarantino au volume poussé à fond.


Freedom and Masquerade
Author: Charles Freger,Ishmael Reed
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
ISBN: 9780500022467
Category: Photography
Page: 320
View: 5621
This series of extraordinary photographic portraits by Charles Fréger brings to life the vivid costumes used in festivals by the descendants of African slaves in America.

The New Golden Land

European Images of America from the Discoveries to the Present Time
Author: Hugh Honour
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books
Category: Art européen
Page: 299
View: 5926

The Artificial Savage

Modern Myths of the Wild Man
Author: Roger Bartra
Publisher: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 326
View: 1304
In the Artificial Savage: Modern Myths of the Wild Man, Roger Bartra seeks out, through the history of the myth of the wild man, the literary and artistic mutations that allows us to understand its continuing presence through the centuries. To account for the persistence of this myth, whether in the popular lyrics of the poets of the Reformation or in Spanish Renaissance humanism, Bartra combines two major currents of interpretation. On the one hand there is the history of ideas; on the other, a structuralist approach belonging to the anthropology of myth, which gives pride of place to the study of cultural textures. By using both Bartra develops what he calls an evolutionist perspective capable of constructing a history of myths (or, perhaps, an anthropology of ideas) - one that helps us to understand the long sequences of events without losing sight of the presence of structures. The evolutionist approach goes beyond sequential narration but does not limit itself to the formal examination of mythological structures. It focuses our attention on certain periods when transformations occur in the myth, and thus sheds light on moments of transition in Western culture. The Artificial Savage will prove useful for students and professors in history, anthropology, literary history and criticism, cultural studies, sociology, biological sciences, psychiatry, and psychology.

Saturday Review

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: American literature
Page: N.A
View: 9145

Between the Conquests

Readings in Early Chicano History
Author: Michael Raúl Ornelas
Publisher: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company
Category: Mexican Americans
Page: 270
View: 520

Between the Conquests

Readings in the Early Chicano Historical Experience
Author: Michael R. Ornelas
Publisher: Kendall Hunt Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780787270797
Category: History
Page: 320
View: 1715

Imitations of life

a reader on film & television melodrama
Author: Marcia Landy
Publisher: Wayne State Univ Pr
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 619
View: 5565

The New Scholar

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Social sciences
Page: N.A
View: 6815
A journal of graduate studies in the social sciences.