Bodies of Subversion

A Secret History of Women and Tattoo

Author: Margot Mifflin

Publisher: Power House Books

ISBN: 9781576876664

Category: Art

Page: 159

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In this provocative work, full of intriguing female characters from tattoo history, Margot Mifflin makes a persausive case for the tattooed women as an emblem of female self expression. Illustrated with over 200 photographs, this is the seminal and first book of its type to discuss and portray women and tattoos, which have traditionally been a male preserve.
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Threshold Concepts in Women’s and Gender Studies

Ways of Seeing, Thinking, and Knowing

Author: Christie Launius,Holly Hassel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131765644X

Category: SOCIAL SCIENCE

Page: 220

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Threshold Concepts in Women’s and Gender Studies: Ways of Seeing, Thinking, and Knowing is a textbook designed primarily for introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies courses with the intent of providing both a skills- and concept-based foundation in the field. The text is driven by a single key question: "What are the ways of thinking, seeing, and knowing that characterize women’s and gender studies and are valued by its practitioners?" Rather than taking a topical approach, Threshold Concepts in Women’s and Gender Studies develops the key concepts and ways of thinking that students need in order to develop a deep understanding and to approach material like feminist scholars do, across disciplines. This book illustrates four of the most critical concepts in women’s and gender studies: the social construction of gender; privilege and oppression; intersectionality; and feminist praxis, and grounds these concepts in multiple illustrations.
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Body Piercing and Tattoos

Author: Hester Furey

Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC

ISBN: 0737772387

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 104

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Body piercing and tattoos have become a popular way for individuals to express themselves. Give readers something to think about as they may be considering self expression in these ways. Readers will evaluate the real meanings behind getting tattoos and piercings, what risks are involved, and how to avoid making mistakes in efforts to be trendy. Essay sources include the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Reef Karim, Silvia Cardona-Tapia, and Rebecca Lawrence.
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Shaped by the State

Toward a New Political History of the Twentieth Century

Author: Brent Cebul,Lily Geismer,Mason B. Williams

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022659646X

Category: History

Page: 384

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American political history has been built around narratives of crisis, in which what “counts” are the moments when seemingly stable political orders collapse and new ones rise from the ashes. But while crisis-centered frameworks can make sense of certain dimensions of political culture, partisan change, and governance, they also often steal attention from the production of categories like race, gender, and citizenship status that transcend the usual break points in American history. Brent Cebul, Lily Geismer, and Mason B. Williams have brought together first-rate scholars from a wide range of subfields who are making structures of state power—not moments of crisis or partisan realignment—integral to their analyses. All of the contributors see political history as defined less by elite subjects than by tensions between state and economy, state and society, and state and subject—tensions that reveal continuities as much as disjunctures. This broader definition incorporates investigations of the crosscurrents of power, race, and identity; the recent turns toward the history of capitalism and transnational history; and an evolving understanding of American political development that cuts across eras of seeming liberal, conservative, or neoliberal ascendance. The result is a rich revelation of what political history is today.
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Tod und Leben großer amerikanischer Städte

Author: Jane Jacobs

Publisher: Birkhäuser

ISBN: 3035602123

Category: Architecture

Page: 220

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In The Death and Life of Great American Cities durchleuchtet Jane Jacobs 1961 die fragwürdigen Methoden der Stadtplanung und Stadtsanierung in Amerika, der "New Yorker" nannte es das unkonventionellste und provozierendste Buch über Städtebau seit langem. Die deutsche Ausgabe wurde schnell auch im deutschsprachigem Raum zu einer viel gelesenen und diskutierten Lektüre. Sie ist jetzt wieder in einem Nachdruck zugänglich, mit einem Vorwort von Gerd Albers (1993), das nach der Aktualität dieser Streitschrift fragt.
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Black tattoo art

modern expressions of the tribal

Author: Marisa Kakoulas

Publisher: Edition Reuss Germany

ISBN: 9783934020719

Category: Art

Page: 536

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Text in English & German. This amazing book is a photographic journey across the globe -- from Borneo to Belgium, Argentina to Athens, New York to New Zealand and beyond -- in search of avant-garde tattoo art that pays homage to the ancient roots of tattooing in their contemporary interpretations. No other publication has curated the work of so many esteemed international tattooists working in black ink and gathered them into one comprehensive volume. The journey begins with a look at the history of tattooing before featuring black tattoo portfolios divided into the following chapters: Neotribal, Dotwork, Art Brut, Traditional Revival and Thai/Buddhist.
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Haus aus Sand und Nebel

Author: Andre Dubus

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406461019

Category:

Page: 499

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Kathy verliert das vom Vater geerbte Haus aus eigener Unachtsamkeit und Behördenschlamperei. Der Kampf zwischen ihr und den neuen Besitzern, einer Emigrantenfamilie aus dem Iran, wird zur Überlebensfrage.
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Kalinga Tattoo

Ancient and Modern Expressions of the Tribal

Author: Lars F. Krutak

Publisher: Edition Reuss Germany

ISBN: 9783934020863

Category: Art

Page: 424

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Text in English & German. This is a photographic masterpiece that explores the vanishing art of Kalinga tribal tattooing in the remote mountains of the northern Philippines. Combining the visionary talents of numerous international photographers and the words and stories of nearly fifty Kalinga elders, Kalinga Tattoo is the first book to tell the story of this incredibly rich tradition of indigenous body art that is believed to be 1,000 years old. Here's a rare trove of tattoo motifs, variations and interpretations which can reveal new perspectives for every interested tattooist. The journey begins with tattoo anthropologist Dr Lars Krutak's first encounter with the last Kalinga tattoo artist, the 91-year-old Whang-Od, and is followed by the moving poetry and song of tattooed Kalinga author and elder Natividad Sugguiyao. Sugguiyao's narratives provide an insider's perspective regarding the history and significance of Kalinga batok (tattoo), and they establish new ways of reading the messages encoded in this ancient art form of the skin. Krutak continues with an historical exploration entitled "History of Kalinga Tattoo Art" that focuses on those cultural institutions that were deeply intertwined with Kalinga tattooing itself. Dramatic images of tattooed men and women taken over the last 100 years and colourful village scenes and landscapes accentuate the chapter. Lars' detailed study into the significance of Kalinga tattooing proceeds with an illustrated discussion of the artistic motifs that comprise Kalinga tattoo art. This chapter, "Kalinga Tattooing Motifs" is an absolute must read for anyone seeking knowledge (spiritual or otherwise) of the real roots of tribal tattooing practices that are largely disappearing around the world today. Because warrior culture, headhunting, and religious ritual permeated nearly every facet of Kalinga tattooing practice, "Warrior Culture of the Kalinga" focuses on these customs. Krutak recounts his experiences with Kalinga warriors (old and new) and breathes life into long-forgotten Kalinga literature revolving around human sacrifice and other ceremonies associated with the human hunt. The nature of the research is outstanding and wonderfully detailed, and the words (and actions) of his Kalinga informants are truly unforgettable. What follows these texts is a remarkably beautiful photographic exhibition of the last generation of Kalinga warriors in vivid colour who earned their tattoos on the field of battle. "The Last Kalinga Tattoo Artist" looks at the life and work of Whang-Od, the last Kalinga mambabatok or tattooist, who dedicated her life to the art of her ancestors. Krutak, who lived with the master artisan for nearly two weeks, exposes for the first time in history the biography of this unique woman who for over seventy years has plied the skins of countless generations of Kalinga men and women with thorns and other natural tools. Finally, "Mark of the Four Waves Tribe" documents the artistic achievements of a growing number of young Filipino-Americans who since 1998 have each made a conscious individual effort to revive the indigenous tattooing traditions of the Kalinga and other tribal peoples of the Philippines. Whether through hand-tapping, hand-poking, or machined work, the Tribe's dedication to "The Movement" has resulted in the revitalisation of timeworn tribal designs with new design concepts that are beginning to approach the longstanding accomplishments of Polynesian artists who guided the tattoo renaissance across the Pacific in the early 1980s. For Krutak and Sugguiyao, the Tribe represents the very best of contemporary tribal tattoo culture because they dynamically express the enduring strength of time-tested indelible traditions that firmly anchor indigenous and modern concepts of identity on the skin for all to see.
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Mach, was Du willst

Design Thinking fürs Leben

Author: Bill Burnett,Dave Evans

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 3843713634

Category: Self-Help

Page: 288

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Design Thinking hilft, kreative Lösungen für komplexe Probleme zu finden. Die Autoren übertragen dieses Prinzip auf das Leben und die Berufswahl. Denke wie ein Designer: Stelle Fragen, suche Verbündete, mache Fehler, baue Prototypen, denke interdisziplinär – und werde zum Designer deines eigenen Lebens! Diese Ideen präsentieren die beiden Professoren seit sieben Jahren an der Stanford University,was zu chronisch überbuchten Kursen führt.
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Neü Sex

Author: Sasha Grey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783453267565

Category:

Page: 191

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Primitive Kunst und Psychoanalyse

Eine Studie über die sexuelle Grundlage der bildenden Künste der Naturvölker

Author: Eckart von Sydow

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3864038057

Category:

Page: 216

View: 4356

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KILLSHOT

DER ROMAN ZUM FILM

Author: Elmore Leonard

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783453500327

Category:

Page: 333

View: 3664

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Alif der Unsichtbare

Roman

Author: G. Willow Wilson

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104905053

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

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Ausgezeichnet mit dem World Fantasy Award als »Bester Roman des Jahres«. Alif, ein junger Hacker in einem arabischen Emirat, sieht es als seine Berufung an, seinen Klienten Anonymität und Schutz vor staatlicher Überwachung zu bieten, ganz gleich ob es sich dabei um Dissidenten oder Islamisten handelt. Doch als er selbst ins Fadenkreuz der Regierung gerät und sein Rechner gehackt wird, muss Alif sein bisheriges Leben hinter sich lassen und untertauchen. Dass ihm zudem ein uraltes Buch mit dem Titel »Tausendundein Tag« in die Hände gespielt wird, verkompliziert die Sache enorm. Denn sein Inhalt enthüllt die reale Existenz der Dschinn und scheint obendrein der Schlüssel zu einer neuen Informationstechnologie zu sein ... »Alif der Unsichtbare« widersetzt sich allen Genrekategorien: Dieser wundervolle Debütroman ist gleichermaßen Fantasy-Roman und dystopischer Techno-Thriller. Vor dem Hintergrund einer nicht näher bestimmten arabischen Großstadt erzählt er, was geschieht, wenn der Schleier zwischen sichtbarer und unsichtbarer Welt durchlässig wird.
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Monster High (1). Allerbeste Monsterfreunde

Author: Gitty Daneshvari

Publisher: Arena Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3401804251

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 190

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Gleich das erste Schuljahr verlangt den Monster-Mädchen Robecca, Rochelle und Venus alles ab. Neben ihren Schulaufgaben müssen sie auch ihre Freizeitgestaltung zwischen Monster-Sport und Frankie-Stein-Fanclubs bewältigen. Als ob das noch nicht schaurig genug wäre, macht sich auf der Schule plötzlich ein merkwürdiger Bann breit. Ob die Drei das große Wispern aufhalten können?
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Das Haus des Windes

Author: Louise Erdrich

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783351035792

Category: Indian families

Page: 384

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When his mother, a tribal enrollment specialist living on a reservation in North Dakota, slips into an abyss of depression after being brutally attacked, 13-year-old Joe Coutts sets out with his three friends to find the person that destroyed his family.--From publisher's description of English edition.
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Verblendung

Roman

Author: Stieg Larsson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783453432451

Category: Corruption

Page: 687

View: 9470

Während eines Familientreffens verschwindet Harriet Vanger spurlos. Als der Fall Jahre später gelöst wird, wünschen sich alle Beteiligten, sie hätten die Wahrheit nie erfahren.
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