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The Rural Primitive In American Popular Culture

Author : Karen E. Hayden
ISBN : 9781498547611
Genre : Social Science
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The Rural Primitive in American Popular Culture: All Too Familiar studies how the mythology of the primitive rural other became linked to evolutionary theories, both biological and social, that emerged in the mid-nineteenth century. This mythology fit well on the imaginary continuums of primitive to civilized, rural to urbanormative, backward to forward-thinking, and regress versus progress. In each chapter of The Rural Primitive, Karen E. Hayden uses popular cultural depictions of the rural primitive to illustrate the ways in which this trope was used to set poor, rural whites apart from others. Not only were they set apart, however; they were also set further down on the imaginary continuum of progress and regress, of evolution and devolution. Hayden argues that small, rural, tight-knit communities, where “everyone knows everyone” and “everyone is related” came to be an allegory for what will happen if society resists modernization and urbanization. The message of the rural, close-knit community is clear: degeneracy, primitivism, savagery, and an overall devolution will result if groups are allowed to become too insular, too close, too familiar.
Category: Social Science

Southern Cultures 2011 Music Issue

Author : Harry L. Watson
ISBN : 9780807868423
Genre : History
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The Music Issue eBook includes a FREE CD and: The tell-all letter from a teenage girl who kissed—and kissed—Elvis Presley How corruption and greed made the Jacksonville music scene Gretchen Wilson, country music's "Redneck Woman" The invaluable social spaces of African American record stores Bobby Rush, "bluesman-plus" Where Opryland resides in hearts, minds, and souls Backstage with the Avett Brothers, Doc Watson, Tift Merritt, Southern Culture on the Skids, the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Johnny Cash, and more great artists. We'll send you the Music Issue's special CD, at no extra cost. Loving, Leaving, Liquor, and the Lord is packed with tracks from the Avett Brothers, Doc and Merle Watson, Archers of Loaf, and many more amazing Southern musicians--old and new. Southern Cultures is published quarterly (spring, summer, fall, winter) by the University of North Carolina Press. The journal is sponsored by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Center for the Study of the American South.
Category: History

Studies In Urbanormativity

Author : Gregory M. Fulkerson
ISBN : 9780739178775
Genre : Social Science
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The world has been witnessing a long unfolding process of urbanization that not only has altered the structural basis of society in terms of political economy, but has also symbolically relegated rural people and life to a secondary or deviant status through an ideology of urbanormativity. Both structural and cultural changes rooted in urbanization are connected in complex ways to spatial arrangements that can be described in terms of inequality and uneven development. Through a focus on localities, Studies in Urbanormativity: Rural Community in Urban Society examines the implications of urbanization and its corresponding ideology. Urbanormativity justifies rural domination by holding urban life as the standard against which rural forms are compared and deemed to be irregular, inferior, or deviant. Urban production, as conceptualized in this book, is inherently exploitative of rural resources—natural, social, cultural, and symbolic. As this exploitation advances, a wake of entropic conditions is left behind in the forms of degraded landscapes, broken social institutions, and denigrated communities, cultures and identities. Edited by Gregory M. Fulkerson and Alexander R. Thomas, Studies in Urbanormativity engages a topic on which scholars have been surprisingly silent. Designed for advancing theory and practice, the chapters provide new theoretical tools for understanding the complex relationship between the urban and rural. While primarily intended for scholars and practitioners interested in rural life, rural policy, and community development, the insights of this book will also be of interest to scholars studying various forms of cultural and social domination, as well as identity politics.
Category: Social Science

Collectible Compact Disc Price Guide 2

Author : Gregory Cooper
ISBN : STANFORD:36105123566577
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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Collectible Compact Disc Price Guide II gives the resale value of more than 50,000 rare, common, import, out-of-print, and promo CDs. The introduction features a detailed history of the CD, defines what is collectible, and even describes how a CD is manufactured and why it's so durable. Hundreds of photos. Four basic elements that determine a worthy collectible CD: popularity of the artist, presence of unreleased tracks, special packaging, availability of the CD. 8.5 X 11. 1998 values.
Category: Antiques & Collectibles


Author : Helene A. Shugart
ISBN : 9780190210649
Genre : Social Science
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The current "obesity epidemic" has been at the top of the national and, increasingly, global public agenda for the last decade, the subject of extensive and intensive concern, scrutiny, and corrective efforts from various quarters. In the United States, much of this attention is predicated on the "official" discourse, or story, of obesity-that it is a matter of personal responsibility, specifically to the end of monitoring and ensuring appropriate caloric balance. However, even though it continues to have cultural presumption, that discourse does not resonate with the populace, which may explain why efforts of redress have been notoriously ineffective. In this book, Helene Shugart places obesity in cultural, political, and economic context, arguing that current anxieties regarding obesity reflect the contemporary crisis in neoliberalism, and that the failure of the official discourse of obesity mirrors the failure of neoliberalism more broadly: specifically, to account for authenticity, a powerfully resonant cultural concept today. She chronicles a number of competing discourses of obesity that have arisen in response to the failed official discourse, examining and evaluating each in relation to the idea of authenticity; assessing the practical and behavioral implications of each discourse for both obesity incidence and redress; and establishing the significance of each discourse for negotiating neoliberalism in crisis more broadly.
Category: Social Science

Publishers Directory

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ISBN : UOM:39015016317961
Genre : Book industries and trade
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Author : Lez Bromfield
ISBN : 9781434912435
Genre : Fiction
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A Mile In My Off Brand Shoes

Author : Shane McMunn
ISBN : 9781465349460
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Nestled comfortably in the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains is the small town of Oil City, Pennsylvania. It is a town rich in tradition and is a quiet little community in which to grow up. Im just a normal everyday guy like the next person; however I have had a rather interesting upbringing. Within these pages I would like to open up about that upbringing and allow you a peek into who I am and where Im from. Every one of us has a story to tell so here is mine. I hope you enjoy it.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Casino Journal

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ISBN : CORNELL:31924095688598
Genre : Casinos
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Darn It Maybe I Missed Something

Author : Glenn Berry
ISBN : 9781616639204
Genre : Religion
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I might be missing something, but the God that I am discovering is changing my life. I doubt that I will ever be into the moaning and crying. I know His first name is not Ohhhh. At any rate, now I have hope that I am accepted into His family.Glenn Berry knows what it's like to struggle with questions of faith. As a young boy growing up in the countryside hills of Oklahoma, he couldn't help but think that all the sinning that his preachers, his parents, and his Sunday school teachers were talking about sounded like a lot more fun than being an honest, pious Christian. When he became a young adult, this suspicion was proven to be true.Darn It! Maybe I Missed Somethingis the true story of a redneck's path to a life of Christian faith. Berry asks the questions of sin, faith, and forgiveness that the 'proper' theologians shy away from. Along the way, he'll address the doubts, the fears, and the joy of a rebel's coming-to-terms with Jesus.
Category: Religion

Outdoor Illinois

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ISBN : UIUC:30112108418416
Genre : Fishing
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Rockin Out

Author : Reebee Garofalo
ISBN : UOM:39015082694442
Genre : Music
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Rockin' Out offers a comprehensive history of popular music in the United States from the heyday of Tin Pan Alley to the present day sounds of electronic dance music and teen pop, from the invention of the phonograph to the promise of the Internet. It offers an analysis and critique of the music itself as well as how it is produced and marketed.
Category: Music

Things To Do When You Re On A Long Trip Waiting Around Or Just Plain Bored

Author : Gini Graham Scott, Ph.D.
ISBN : 9781475906370
Genre : Self-Help
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Have you gone on a long trip where you have gotten bored while traveling or waiting in an airport or bus or train station? Do you need a quick pickup to help in your job search? Have you wondered how to pass the time and amuse yourself, when you can’t use your cell phone, read, or listen to music? THINGS TO DO WHEN YOU ARE ON A LONG TRIP, WAITING AROUND, OR JUST PLAIN BORED is the perfect antidote. It features a variety of fun and creative things you can do in your imagination or by being more perceptive, speaking, or interacting with others. Activities range from interesting things to think about and imagine to mind games to enjoy with yourself and others, and more. The chapters include these topics: • Ways to relax • Enjoy yourself and be happy • Work out any problems and challenges • Exercise your imagination • Go on eating adventures • How to see and perceive more • Increase your creativity • Experience some fun games • Experiment with brain building exercises • Play some guessing games • Discover your psychic abilities • Make plans for the future • Improve your memory • Decide what to do about something • Practice and improve your skills in your mind • Listen and enjoy what you listen to more • Create your own experiences • And much, much more.
Category: Self-Help


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ISBN : STANFORD:36105013470120
Genre : Genealogy
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A Life For The Stars

Author : James Blish
ISBN : 9780575103955
Genre : Fiction
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Science has come to humanity's rescue with two crucial discoveries - antigravity devices that enable whole cities to be lifted from the Earth to become giant spaceships, and longevity drugs that allow their inhabitants to live for thousands of years - lead to the establishment of a unique Galactic empire. Now, the earth's cities are able to abandon the worn-out homeworld for a new life, a new future. But what will they find as the hurtle off into the depths of space . . . ?
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Miss Peregrine S Home For Peculiar Children

Author : Ransom Riggs
ISBN : 9781594745133
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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Read the #1 New York Times best-selling series before it continues in A Map of Days. Bonus features • Q&A with author Ransom Riggs • Eight pages of color stills from the film • Sneak preview of Hollow City, the next novel in the series A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of very curious photographs. It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive. A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows. “A tense, moving, and wondrously strange first novel. The photographs and text work together brilliantly to create an unforgettable story.”—John Green, New York Times best-selling author of The Fault in Our Stars “With its X-Men: First Class-meets-time-travel story line, David Lynchian imagery, and rich, eerie detail, it’s no wonder Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children has been snapped up by Twentieth Century Fox. B+”—Entertainment Weekly “‘Peculiar’ doesn’t even begin to cover it. Riggs’ chilling, wondrous novel is already headed to the movies.”—People “You’ll love it if you want a good thriller for the summer. It’s a mystery, and you’ll race to solve it before Jacob figures it out for himself.”—Seventeen
Category: Young Adult Fiction

The Deep Wide And Dark

Author : Dewey D. White
ISBN : 9781469132921
Genre : Fiction
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Venture into the blackness of space with Dewey D. Whites well-wrought The Deep, Wide, and Dark. The science is nothing short of sorcery as an extra-terrestrial humanoid named John Jay Corsey gives mankind a dimensional boost from Einsteins quantum theory for the love of a twenty-year-old stripper. With science heretofore unknown to humans but which was found to be related to the alien spacecraft that crash-landed near Roswell, New Mexico, Corsey becomes the center of a massive project to build the first faster than light starship to take flight into universa incognita searching for two unearthly elements, but quickly more than rocks are found by the newly-minted Space Marine Corps. Corsey found mankind (specifically the U.S. government) unprepared but willing to build the machine. They jumped right in to the project with the verve and gusto typical of modern man: cobbling together human and extra-terrestrial science to make it a shining reality. On a fenced-in, 200 sq. mile swath of Arizona-New Mexico desert, Sol Base One is built. The nascent masters of the deep, wide, and dark universal empyrean, the Space Marines Corps recruits the best minds and bodies to man the Terrain Explorer, the first starship in human history. The rush to build it becomes a race as world politics views it as an unwise decision and prepares to stymie the ships launch after the Space Marines crafty commandant refuses to reveals the program and its intentions. The next decision made is to launch the mission (425 men on board the Terrain Explorer) before the U.N. could send in inspection teams. And thus, the fate of humanitys first venture into the stars is sealed. Join Capt. Jackson Edison Jed Devlon and the crew of the Terrain Explorer in what promises to be a thrilling, masterful exploration of the possibilities of time and space. Will they land on earth-like worlds such as humanity knows, therefore solidifying the fact of infinite replication in the universe? Who, amongst the extra-terrestrial races will they meet and who will be their friend or enemy? How will they survive? The permutations grip readers with excitement. The writing is riveting in detail and shines with crystal-clear believability. The future is at stake
Category: Fiction

Find Me In The Desert

Author : Jonathan Gundersen
ISBN : 9781935909132
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Gundersen shares how God restored wholeness after his family began careening out of control.
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Motorcycles Sushi And One Strange Book Enhanced Edition

Author : Nancy N. Rue
ISBN : 9780310727910
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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From bestselling author Nancy Rue comes a YA contemporary novel that combines coming-of-age drama with a rom-com series of adventures as one girl deals with her complicated family and first love. Jesse Hatcher is used to keeping everything together—from trying to manage her thoughts amidst her ADHD to helping her mom through bipolar “phases” and keeping the reality of the highs and lows—and their living situation—a secret. But when her supposedly dead father, Lou, appears and her mother becomes suicidal, her taped-together life comes undone. Soon Jesse is placed in Lou’s temporary custody, where she has everything but control. As she works her Dad-mandated job learning to make sushi with a chef intent on torturing her, she concocts a plan to get back to her real home. But then a cute boy named Rocky and the thrill of riding his motorcycle complicate things, and the book she found seems to have all the answers she doesn’t want to hear. Torn between what her mom wants and a life she might actually enjoy, Jesse is forced to make a crazy decision. Motorcycles, Burritos & One Strange Book: features a vibrant and witty protagonist dealing with the realities of a divided family and mental illness is a Christy award-winning novel that explores the ideas of self-worth and empowerment provides an inspirational message for those dealing with tough circumstances is the first book in the Real Life series
Category: Young Adult Fiction