The Redneck Manifesto

How Hillbillies Hicks and White Trash Becames America's Scapegoats

Author: Jim Goad

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684838648

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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Explores the mind and soul of one of society's favorite punch lines, exposing the truth about this very human group of people who have been scorned and insulted enough and are tired of being dubbed "white trash." 30,000 first printing.
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Alle Menschen sind gleich - erfolgreiche nicht

Die verblüffenden kulturellen Ursachen von Erfolg

Author: Amy Chua,Jed Rubenfeld

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593501171

Category: Political Science

Page: 318

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Warum sind Einwanderer aus China und dem Iran Gewinnertypen und die aus anderen Nationen oft nicht? »Tigermutter« Amy Chua und ihr Mann Jed Rubenfeld haben eine überraschende Antwort. Erfolg hat, wer drei Dinge mit auf den Weg bekommt: das Gefühl kollektiver Überlegenheit, gepaart mit einer tiefen Unsicherheit gegenüber der neuen Gesellschaft und nicht zuletzt einer guten Portion Selbstdisziplin. Das Gute: Das Erfolgsprinzip ist kulturell geprägt, aber dennoch übertragbar und kann uns auch hierzulande eine Lehre sein. Vorausgesetzt, wir haben den nötigen Biss!
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The Puritan Culture of America's Military

U.S. Army War Crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan

Author: Ronald Lorenzo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317018486

Category: Social Science

Page: 236

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This book explores Puritanism and its continuing influence on U.S. and military law in the Global War on Terror, exploring connections between Puritanism and notions of responsibility in relation to military crimes, superstitious practices within the military, and urges for revenge. Engaging with the work of figures such as Durkheim, Fauconnet and Weber, it draws on primary data gathered through participation and observation at the U.S. Army courts-martial following events at Abu Ghraib, Operation Iron Triangle, the Baghdad canal killings and a war crimes case in Afghanistan, to show how Puritan cultural habits color and shape both American military actions and the ways in which these actions are perceived by the American public. A theoretically sophisticated examination of the cultural tendencies that shape military conduct and justice in the context of a contemporary global conflict, The Puritan Culture of America’s Military will appeal to scholars across the social sciences with interests in social theory and sociology, cultural studies, politics and international relations and military studies.
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The Kentucky Derby

How the Run for the Roses Became America's Premier Sporting Event

Author: James C. Nicholson

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813140404

Category: History

Page: 296

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Each year on the first Saturday in May, the world turns its attention to the twin spires of Churchill Downs for the high-stakes excitement of the "greatest two minutes in sports," the Kentucky Derby. No American sporting event can claim the history, tradition, or pageantry that the Kentucky Derby holds. For more than 130 years, spectators have been fascinated by the magnificent horses that run the Louisville track. Thoroughbreds such as Secretariat and Barbaro have earned instant international fame, along with jockeys such as Isaac Murphy, Ron Turcotte, and Calvin Borel. The Kentucky Derby: How the Run for the Roses Became America's Premier Sporting Event calls this great tradition to post and illuminates its history and culture. Rising from its humble beginnings as an American variation of England's Epsom Derby, the Kentucky Derby became a centerpiece of American sports and the racing industry, confirming Kentucky's status as the Horse Capital of the World. James C. Nicholson argues that the Derby, at its essence, is a celebration of a place, existing as a connection between Kentucky's mythic past and modern society. The Derby is more than just a horse race -- it is an experience enhanced by familiar traditions, icons, and images that help Derby fans to understand Kentucky and define themselves as Americans. Today the Kentucky Derby continues to attract international attention from royalty, celebrities, racing fans, and those who simply enjoy an icy mint julep, a fabulous hat, and a wager on who will make it to the winner's circle. Nicholson provides an intriguing and thorough history of the Kentucky Derby, examining the tradition, spectacle, culture, and evolution of the Kentucky Derby -- the brightest jewel of the Triple Crown.
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Inventing America’s "Worst" Family

Eugenics, Islam, and the Fall and Rise of the Tribe of Ishmael

Author: Nathaniel Deutsch

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520255240

Category: History

Page: 253

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"Inventing America's Worst Family is an important, refreshing, and interesting work. Perhaps the most fascinating aspect of this account is its placement at the center of a larger narrative about America's obsession with Orientalism. The story emerges gracefully and compellingly; Deutsch clearly presents new material and has gone to great efforts to track what actually became of the Ishmael group, and its origins."—Wendy Kline, author of Building a Better Race: Gender, Sexuality, and Eugenics from the Turn of the Century to the Baby Boom "This is one of the most intriguing, imaginative works of history I've read in quite some time. Inventing America's Worst Family advances historical scholarship on poverty and eugenics in compelling ways, with its deep analysis of institutional realities and cultural trends. Deutsch combines a terrific story with his own impressive narrative talent; the book is ingeniously conceived, brilliantly researched, and beautifully told!"—J. Terry Todd, Drew University
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Southern Cultures

Volume 20: Number 4 – Winter 2014 Issue

Author: Harry L. Watson,Jocelyn Neal

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469615967

Category: History

Page: 144

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The Winter 2014 Issue brings us duels and Dashboard Poets, eels and faux villages, a beloved television icon, interviews with liberal hero Walter Mondale and conservative activist Jack Kershaw, Civil War battlefi eld monuments, and more. From familiar faces and famous legends to humble commemorations and invented histories, we explore the tensions between preservation and progress that have forged the region as we know it.
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Der Widerspenstigen Zähmung?

zur Politik der Repräsentation im gegenwärtigen US-amerikanischen Independent-Film

Author: Andreas Jahn-Sudmann

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Independent films

Page: 396

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Who Says?

Working-class Rhetoric, Class Consciousness, and Community

Author: William DeGenaro

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 294

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Scholars of rhetoric, composition, and communications analyze how discourse is used to construct working-class identities. The essays connect working-class identity to issues of race, gender, and sexuality, among others.
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Black Monsters and Horrified Americans

A Study of Representations of Embodied Horror in Twentieth-century African-American Culture

Author: Jerry Rafiki Jenkins

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: 484

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Women in Popular Culture

Representation and Meaning

Author: Marian Meyers

Publisher: Hampton Press (NJ)

ISBN: 9781572738270

Category: Social Science

Page: 306

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"Drawing primarily on qualitative textual analysis of film, reality TV, advertising, the news, children's programming, soap operas, TV drama, and more, this book situates the representation of women in popular culture along a continuum ranging from stereotypical portrayals that underscore women's bodies as pornographic spectacle to more positive and hopeful depictions. And it argues that the contemporary portrayals of women within popular culture are shaped by two major trends: the mainstreaming of pornography and its resultant hypersexualization of women and girls, and the commodification of those images for a global market."--BOOK JACKET.
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Country Music Annual 2002

Author: Charles K. Wolfe,James E. Akenson

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: N.A

Category: Country music

Page: 232

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In the third volume of this acclaimed country music series, readers can explore topics ranging from the career of country music icon Conway Twitty to the recent phenomenal success of the bluegrass flavored soundtrack to the film O Brother, Where Art Thou?. The tricky relationship between conservative politics and country music in the sixties, the promotion of early country music artists with picture postcards, the history of "the voice of the Blue Ridge Mountains" (North Carolina radio station WPAQ), and the formation of the Country Music Association as a "chamber of commerce" for country music to battle its negative hillbilly stereotype are just a few of the eclectic subjects that country music fans and scholars won't want to miss. Charles K. Wolfe, professor of English and folklore at Middle Tennessee State University, is the author of numerous books, including Kentucky Country. James E. Akenson, professor of curriculum and instruction at Tennessee Technological University, is the founder of the International Country Music Conference. ALSO AVAILABLE: Country Music Annual 2000, Country Music Annual 2001, The Women of Country Music, and Country Music Goes To War.
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American Music

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Music

Page: N.A

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Liberating Black Theology

The Bible and the Black Experience in America

Author: Anthony B. Bradley

Publisher: Crossway

ISBN: 9781433511479

Category: Religion

Page: 206

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An African-American theologian presents this timely critique of the "victimology" theme within black liberation theology and its long-standing spiritual and social implications.
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Kreativität und Innovation in der Musikindustrie

Author: Peter Tschmuck

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3706518368

Category: Music

Page: 380

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Warum wurde der Jazz ausgerechnet in den 1920er Jahren zum dominanten Popularmusikstil? Was hat es mit der Rock n Roll-Revolution auf sich? Warum fanden Heavy Metal, Punk Rock und HipHop den Weg von diversen Subkulturen in die musikindustrielle Verwertung? Welche Auswirkungen haben neue Technologien und das Internet auf das Musikschaffen zu Beginn des 21. Jahrhunderts? Diese und ähnliche Fragen versucht Kreativität und Innovation in der Musikindustrie zu beantworten. Das Buch versteht sich aber nicht nur als eine Geschichte der Musikindustrie seit der Erfindung des Phonographen durch Thomas Alva Edison im Jahr 1877, sondern bietet auch ein Erklärungsmodell, wie ästhetische, technologische, legistische, wirtschaftliche, soziale, politische etc. Veränderungen ineinander griffen und Strukturbrüche in der Musikindustrie auslösten. Zur Anwendung kommt ein integriertes Kreativitäts- und Innovationsmodell, mit dessen Hilfe so komplexe Wandlungsprozesse wie zum Beispiel die Entstehung der Rockmusik Mitte der 1950er Jahre ganzheitlich erklärt werden können. Das Modell ist aber auch der Ausgangspunkt für die Analyse gegenwärtiger Wandlungsprozesse in der Musikindustrie rund um die Themen MP3, Musiktauschbörsen im Internet und neue Geschäftsmodelle, die den Zugang zur Musik zur Dienstleistung machen. All das sind Indizien für einen erneuten Strukturbruch in der Musikindustrie, der als Teil der digitalen Revolution verstanden werden kann und ausführlich in diesem Buch zur Sprache kommt.
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Eduardo Galeano

through the looking glass

Author: Daniel Fischlin,Martha Nandorfy

Publisher: Black Rose Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781551641782

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 433

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Eduardo Galeano--the single most important literary voice to come out of Latin America in the last decades.
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Das Spiel der Macht

Roman

Author: Robert Penn Warren

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783453431256

Category: German language

Page: 798

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Identitätsräume

Nation, Körper und Geschlecht in den Medien : eine Topografie

Author: Brigitte Hipfl

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783899421941

Category: Cultural pluralism

Page: 369

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