The Front Room

Migrant Aesthetics in the Home

Author: Michael McMillan

Publisher: Black Dog Publishing


Category: Photography

Page: 143

View: 2579

The Front Room is a unique study by writer/curator Michael McMillan of the position of the home in different migrant groups. Embodied in The West Indian Front Room is the experience of growing up during the 1960s and 1970s in a Caribbean family settling in Britain. McMillan examines how these rooms raise issues of class, migration, aspiration, religion, alienation, family and the transition From the colonial to the post-colonial. The Front Room discusses the groundings of the Front room in Victoriana and colonialism, memories From first generation West Indians and second generation Black British. The book also expands to the contemporary living room of Moroccan, Indonesian, Surinamese and Antillean migrant groups in Holland and their diasporas. With text From leading cultural theorist Stuart Hall, anecdotes From comedians Angie Le Mar, novelist Mike Phillips and artist Sonia Boyce amongst other; photographs of front room and living room installations and associated objected, this book presents a unique discussion of cultural studies.

From The Back Page To The Front Room

Football's Journey Through The English Media

Author: Roger Domeneghetti

Publisher: Ockley Books

ISBN: 1912022397

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 448

View: 3283

From the days of folk football to the digital age, from Match of the Day to Fever Pitch and from soccer specials to lads mags, From The Back Page To The Front Room tells the story of how the media and football have developed together and become almost indistinguishable.

The Front Room

Author: Michelle Magorian

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781781125014


Page: 72

View: 9285


Angel in the Front Room, Devil Out Back

Author: Stanford Diehl

Publisher: Longstreet Press

ISBN: 9781563526435

Category: Fiction

Page: 420

View: 4154

Returning to his hometown after a twenty year absence, Jackson Moon tries to solve old mysteries as he becomes a target of the powerful men who control the small town.

The Unneeded Panic Room

Author: Stephen Measure

Publisher: Silver Layer Publications

ISBN: 1940778158

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 4787

Like many Latter-day Saints in California, Michael and his wife, Kate, are asked to support Proposition 8. Michael has no problem with this request—same-sex marriage makes no sense to him. But after Proposition 8 prevails at the ballot box, same-sex marriage activists explode in anger. They target the list of Proposition 8 donors and ramp up their campaign to demonize all opposition, leaving Michael and Kate to suffer the consequences. (Also available in the short story collection "The Wrong Sort of Stories".)

The Famous Cases of Dr. Thorndyke (Illustrated)

Author: R. Austin Freeman

Publisher: Musaicum Books

ISBN: 8075834593

Category: Fiction

Page: 879

View: 5155

Dr. John Thorndyke is a medical jurispractitioner - originally a medical doctor, he turned to the bar and became one of the first, in modern parlance, forensic scientists. His solutions were based on his method of collecting all possible data (including dust and pond weed) and making inferences from them before looking at any of the protagonists and motives in the crimes. (Freeman, it is said, conducted all experiments mentioned in the stories himself.) It is this method which gave rise to one of Freeman's most ingenious inventions, the inverted detective story, where the criminal act is described first and the interest lies in Thorndyke's subsequent unraveling of it. Table of Contents: Introduction Meet Dr. Thorndyke Short Stories Percival Bland's Proxy The Missing Mortgagee The Man with the Nailed Shoes The Stranger's Latchkey The Anthropologist at Large The Blue Sequin The Moabite Cipher The Mandarin's Pearl The Aluminium Dagger A Message from the Deep Sea The Case of Oscar Brodski A Case of Premeditation The Echo of a Mutiny A Wastrel's Romance The Old Lag The Case of the White Footprints The Blue Scarab The New Jersey Sphinx The Touchstone A Fisher of Men The Stolen Ingots The Funeral Pyre The Puzzle Lock The Green Check Jacket The Seal of Nebuchadnezzar Phyllis Annesley's Peril A Sower of Pestilence Rex v. Burnaby A Mystery of the Sand-Hills The Apparition of Burling Court The Mysterious Visitor The Magic Casket The Contents of a Mare's Nest The Stalking Horse The Naturalist at Law Mr. Ponting's Alibi Pandora's Box The Trail of Behemoth The Pathologist to the Rescue Gleanings from the Wreckage


Author: Jean Clover


ISBN: 1291414053

Category: Fiction

Page: 78

View: 9820

A look into the life of a family's struggle before and during the war. And a daughters struggle after the death of her mother.

Supreme Court

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

View: 8935


The North

(And Almost Everything In It)

Author: Paul Morley

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408834006

Category: History

Page: 592

View: 3816

Paul Morley grew up in Reddish, less than five miles from Manchester and even closer to Stockport. Ever since the age of seven Morley has always thought of himself as a northerner. What that meant, he wasn't entirely sure. It was for him, as it is for millions of others in England, an absolute, indisputable truth. Forty years after walking down grey pavements on his way to school, Paul explores what it means to be northern and why those who consider themselves to be believe it so strongly. Like industrial towns dotted across great green landscapes of hills and valleys, Morley breaks up his own history with fragments of his region's own social and cultural background. Stories of his Dad spreading margarine on Weetabix stand alongside those about northern England's first fish and chip shop in Mossley, near Oldham. Ambitiously sweeping and beautifully impressionistic, without ever losing touch with the minute details of life above the M25, The North is an extraordinary mixture of memoir and history, a unique insight into how we, as a nation, classify the unclassifiable.

Tourism, Magic and Modernity

Cultivating the Human Garden

Author: David Picard

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 0857452029

Category: Social Science

Page: 206

View: 3683

Drawing from extended fieldwork in La Réunion, in the Indian Ocean, the author suggests an innovative re-reading of different concepts of magic that emerge in the global cultural economics of tourism. Following the making and unmaking of the tropical island tourism destination of La Réunion, he demonstrates how destinations are transformed into magical pleasure gardens in which human life is cultivated for tourist consumption. Like a gardener would cultivate flowers, local development policy, nature conservation, and museum initiatives dramatise local social life so as to evoke modernist paradigms of time, beauty and nature. Islanders who live in this 'human garden' are thus placed in the ambivalent role of 'human flowers', embodying ideas of authenticity and biblical innocence, but also of history and social life in perpetual creolisation.

The Darkness Within

Author: L. A. Westfall

Publisher: Chipmunkapublishing ltd

ISBN: 1847472362


Page: N.A

View: 4449


True Haunting

Author: Edwin F. Becker

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1463408609

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 184

View: 7374

This is the story of a true haunting. It was the first ever filmed and televised by NBC in 1971. A young couple purchases a building that was built and occupied by a single family that refused to relinquish their hold, even after death. Investigated and verified by experts, this residence brought chaos to the lives of those who chose to reside there. Unlike a horror novel, this chronicles what a real ghostly experience would resemble. Long before the laws of disclosure, a young couple winds up in the midst of strange occurrences prior to the term ‘paranormal’ becoming a common description. Only a little known organization came to their aid. Author Tom Valentine, brought in a nationally known psychic, Joseph DeLouise, who then asked assistance of an exorcist from England, Reverend William Derl-Davis. Together, they gave their best effort at exorcising the multiple spirits inhabiting the building and disrupting the lives of the living. Events were filmed by NBC, who sent their most prominent Chicago journalist, Carole Simpson, to cover the event. Follow a young couple with a newborn as they attempt to cope with inexplicable events, experience denial, plead for help from their Church, and step into the world of the paranormal. Understand why ghosts cannot be exorcised and a true example of their strong sense of domain, even after death. Learn what experts and gifted people did in a failed attempt to assist this desperate couple. Learn many of the various manifestations that can be common in haunting. Ghosts can be seen and heard. They can propel objects and interrupt utilities. They can affect your moods and feed off of your emotions. They can appear as solid as you and me. They can react and become hostile if threatened or violated. There are certain subtle occurrences you may find the most frightening, because you just might relate and recognize them. If so, guess what? You may have a ghost!

The Clod-Hoppin’ Judge

Memoirs of Judge Gerald Parker Brown

Author: Judge Gerald Parker Brown

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1462003109

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 112

View: 9519

It was a hot August day in 1920 when a man rode on horseback away from his forty-acre Arkansas farm to fetch a doctor. His son, Gerald Brown, was about to be born. A short time later as he gazed at the tiny baby in his arms, he had no idea that Gerald would one day be the first in his family to graduate high school and college—eventually becoming become a trial lawyer and a state Supreme Court judge. In his compelling narrative that details his fascinating life story, Gerald shares a chronological glimpse into what it was like to grow up on a farm where his father plowed with mules. He attended a one-room school, rode a work horse seven miles to high school, and took a bath only one night a week. Even as the devastation of the Great Depression loomed around him, Gerald nurtured a dream to become something more—a dream that led him to serving as a marine in World War II and later attending college on the GI Bill. The Clod-Hoppin’ Judge: Memoirs of Judge Gerald Parker Brown is the inspirational story of how an Arkansas farm boy overcame insurmountable odds to achieve professional success and personal fulfillment.