Back to Reality

Back to Reality

From rap to rave, from designer menswear to Marie Claire, from rock to sex tourism, each essay in this collection tackles issues of ideology, bodies, power and gender in contemporary popular culture.

Author: Angela McRobbie

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719044553

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

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From rap to rave, from designer menswear to Marie Claire, from rock to sex tourism, each essay in this collection tackles issues of ideology, bodies, power and gender in contemporary popular culture.
Categories: Social Science

Reality Bites Back

Reality Bites Back

a Reality Bites Back investigates reality TV series that aired from 2000 to 2010. For simplicity's sake I often use the present tense, even when referring to shows that aren't still on the air. For a listing of the debut year and ...

Author: Jennifer L. Pozner

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781580053754

Category: Social Science

Page: 392

View: 127

Nearly every night on every major network, “unscripted” (but carefully crafted) “reality” TV shows routinely glorify retrograde stereotypes that most people would assume got left behind 35 years ago. In Reality Bites Back, media critic Jennifer L. Pozner aims a critical, analytical lens at a trend most people dismiss as harmless fluff. She deconstructs reality TV’s twisted fairytales to demonstrate that far from being simple “guilty pleasures,” these programs are actually guilty of fomenting gender-war ideology and significantly affecting the intellectual and political development of this generation’s young viewers. She lays out the cultural biases promoted by reality TV about gender, race, class, sexuality, and consumerism, and explores how those biases shape and reflect our cultural perceptions of who we are, what we’re valued for, and what we should view as “our place” in society. Smart and informative, Reality Bites Back arms readers with the tools they need to understand and challenge the stereotypes reality TV reinforces and, ultimately, to demand accountability from the corporations responsible for this contemporary cultural attack on three decades of feminist progress.
Categories: Social Science

Back to reality

Back to reality

Author: Tom Morton


ISBN: OCLC:993562746


Page: 4

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Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty

When Aurora Wellington is awakened with a kiss, she's shocked to find out that she's been in a coma for over a year.

Author: Jenni James


ISBN: 197581942X

Category: Fairy tales

Page: 136

View: 875

When Aurora Wellington is awakened with a kiss, she's shocked to find out that she's been in a coma for over a year. Everything has changed, including her belief in herself. Now she has to heal, face her past, and find out who she really is.When Phil's text causes Rory to crash, he is racked with guilt and prays she'll wake up. After staying by her side in the hospital for over a year, he has found himself in love with her, but when she awakens, she has no idea who he is. He knows the only way she'll heal is if he puts some distance between them. But how can he stay away when her life was the only thing that saved his?
Categories: Fairy tales



Back. to. Reality. How the good life is found in stubborn reality, in poor neighborhoods and dirty gardens,in the middle of the tears and joy of life in community. T behind our house are as charming as a Belarusian parking lot. e doors ...

Author: Frank Mulder

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781725277922

Category: Computers

Page: 144

View: 510

What is the similarity between battery chicken, iris scans, Facebook friends, and porn videos? They are all features of a technical system built to satisfy our desires and to suppress our fears. It is a so-called hyperreality, an improved version of natural reality, promising wealth, security, and belonging. However, behind the shiny appearance we can detect a few dangerous mechanisms. Increasingly our tools are controlling us, instead of the other way around, and we are steadily rebuilding the world into a machine with laws we are unable to change. What are the risks of this machine? How can we discern the illusions of hyperreality? With insights derived from Rene Girard and Jacques Ellul, among others, this book calls for a joyful spiritual life, in the midst of stubborn reality.
Categories: Computers

When Christian Singles Mingle

When Christian Singles Mingle

You return the gesture and as your hand slips into his you feel the essence of his warmth envelop your heart. “Hello, my name is Tom. Is this seat taken? ... And now you're back to reality as your best friend nudges you as she ...

Author: Edward J. Beck

Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 9781457508486

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

View: 224

You approach the front door of your first Christian singles group, stomach tied in knots. Then it hits you like a ton of bricks: "Never in my wildest dreams would I have seen this coming this..this..plan B for my life." You sigh then take a deep breath and remind yourself that the Lord brought you through a meandering path in time to be here. Thus, you reluctantly choose to embark willingly on this Christian singles group journey, your new reality. This book points out a baffling trend in Christian singles groups. Simply stated, Christian singles, an ever increasing demographic in their church, populate Christian singles groups but many end up dateless. Moreover, after several years few exit the group with a spouse that they actually met there. The solution to your singleness is quite simple but muddled by secular culture which is ever changing. This book identifies a key missing ingredient that Christian men wish women would re-discover. It's the solution to more dates, marriages and children to fill the pews of your Christian church. Dr. Eddie B. holds a Ph.D. in Cell Biology with expertise in protein ion channel electrophysiology and interests in neuroscience. In addition he has taken introductory psychology and sociology courses in college. His favorite class was an advanced level undergraduate biology course cooffered by the psychology department titled "Brain and Behavior" the content of which being self-explanatory. Yet his perspective in this book is based primarily on two sources: 1) answers to questions posed to single Christians and 2) the observed behavior of single Christians in group settings. Since 1993 he has been active in four independent singles groups sponsored by four major Christian churches in the mid-Atlantic region. The unifying theme that he observed in each of these groups inspired this book. Dr Beck's interests outside of science include creative writing on Christian themes, dabbling in original music recordings, science policy, volleyball, swingdancing, choir, swimming in natural bodies of water to name a few.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Life After Cancer

Life After Cancer

For most people, the expression “back to reality” after a nice vacation means going back to work or school; for me that reality was very different. Not only did I have to go back to work, but I had to revisit my medical situation.

Author: Eliezer Benaroya

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781440108914

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 132

View: 114

This is a story told by a cancer survivor unlike any other story: from the initial shock and disbelief of the diagnosis to the search for answers, second and third opinions, and alternative treatment options; from having to make very painful and life changing decisions to the eventual recovery and return to a normal, productive, and happy life. This is a story of one man's struggle to understand recurrence after recurrence of colon cancer; of dealing not only with the effects of chemotherapy treatment, but also the psychological effects of life after cancer: living with an ostomy pouch as a replacement for the colon that had to be removed; learning to operate the alternative system for the elimination of the body's waste material; and the slow process of accepting and loving a new body. The lessons learned from this experience can benefit all cancer patients and their loved ones, from the newly diagnosed to those who are in remission. In addition, the medical establishment, which struggles every day with the ever increasing load of work involved in caring for these patients, can also benefit from the author's story and learn better ways to communicate with and understand patients undergoing cancer treatment.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Films of Alan Parker 1976 2003

The Films of Alan Parker  1976  2003

He sits back down in his chair and watches TV, the only reality he can relate to now, and he, again, morphs back into Adult Pink, who is now unconscious in his hotel room. The door bursts open and Pink's manager (played by Bob Hoskins) ...

Author: David F. Gonthier, Jr.

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786497256

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 324

View: 543

The offbeat musicals Fame 1980), Pink Floyd--The Wall (1982), The Commitments 1991) and Evita (1996)... The stylized biopics Midnight Express (1978), Mississippi Burning (1988), The Road to Wellville (1994) and Angela's Ashes (1999)... The visceral social dramas Shoot the Moon (1982), Birdy (1984), Come See the Paradise (1990) and The Life of David Gale (2003)... The one-of-kind genre films Bugsy Malone (1979) and Angel Heart (1987)... These are the films of British director, writer, producer and cartoonist Sir Alan Parker. Among many awards and a knighthood, Parker is the founding director of the Director's Guild of Great Britain, and in 2013 won the honorary British Academy of Film and Television Arts Fellowship Award. Parker is known for his humility as a director and has never considered himself an auteur: "I have total admiration for film crews. They are the true heroes of the filmmaking process, not directors." He has worked alongside producer Alan Marshall, cinematographer Michael Seresin and the late film editor, Gerry Hambling. This book is the first study of his complete body of feature films (1976-2003).
Categories: Performing Arts

Lessons in Life

Lessons in Life

... Until that moment of rejoining When separation will cease Touch down, a bumpy landing Back down to earth Back to reality And I miss you already Although 3 hours only it's been Three hours too long in my mind How to survive 40 weeks?

Author: Deborah J Weston

Publisher: BalboaPress

ISBN: 9781452502427

Category: Poetry

Page: 132

View: 417

If I had but one wish to be fulfilled, it would be that I could be happy always. Do you ever ask yourself, “Why am I here?” “Who am I?” “What is my purpose?” Be assured you are not alone. While some people are happy to settle for the comfortable, routine path through life, others of us find that path simply unacceptable. True happiness is as varied as there are those to experience it; the challenge lies in allowing ourselves the chance to seek it out. In Lessons in Life: Travelling through the Colours of the Rainbow, author and world traveller Deborah J Weston leads us on a journey of self-discovery—a search for our own sense of purpose and for the answers to our questions about love, life, happiness, fate and consequence.
Categories: Poetry

Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson

That if I did want to uncover the secrets behind Mike's death I had to come back to reality, get my life and my mind back together. Then if I wanted to continue my investigation it would be alright, but I had to work on me first and ...

Author: aka princess neverland.

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1449079377

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 96

View: 242

after investigating the death of Michael Jackson with many calls to the corner ,embalmer and many others and much hard work I found there is as much proof the Michael Jackson is alive than there is proof he is dead
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Dream Phantasy and Art

Dream  Phantasy and Art

Freud says the artist finds a way back to reality, but I think the artist, in some essential way, never departs from reality. I agree with Bell that the essence of the aesthetic experience has something to do with such feelings as ...

Author: Hanna Segal

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134978649

Category: Psychology

Page: 144

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Hanna Segal's work, especially on symbolism, aesthetics, dreams, and the exploration of psychotic thinking, has established her as an outstanding figure in psychoanalysis, particularly in psychoanalysis of the Kleinian tradition. In Dream, Phantasy and Art she reworks her ideas on these topics and brings them vividly alive in a new integration which links them afresh to the work of Freud, Klein, and Bion. Throughout the book, the clinical illustrations the author has selected brilliantly spotlight the theory, touching the imagination, and fixing even the most difficult ideas permanently in the reader's mind. In a mutually enhancing relationship, theory and clinical example are combined, and then applied, to create the author's new and original theories of art and aesthetics. As Betty Joseph notes in her foreword, Segal's writing, and in particular this book, does much to enrich psychoanalysis not only because of the clarity and intelligence but also because of the depth and breadth of her interests and her clinical imagination.
Categories: Psychology

The Way Home

The Way Home

This book is a source of inspiration and encouragement for every married Christian woman who wants to discover the biblical freedom intended for her life through establishing proper relationships with God, her husband, and her children.

Author: Mary Pride


ISBN: 1453699309

Category: Bible and feminism

Page: 256

View: 913

--Are stay-at-home wives old-fashioned and outmoded (at best) or parasites (at worst)?--Is daycare the natural habitat for babies and toddlers?--Is family planning the only responsible choice for married Christian couples?--Are Christian children doomed to rebel against their parents, and ultimately abandon church?--Does the Bible include examples of "working wives"?--Can a lovely Christian home actually affect the culture and the economy -- just by being there?25 years ago, The Way Home was the first book to ask all these questions -- and answer them. A bestseller when it first came out, for decades The Way Home has been a source of inspiration and encouragement for married Christian women. It shows how the life plan set out in Titus 2:3-5 brings love and creativity to home, church, and society, and the deadly consequences to all three when women reject it. We have a special mission, and this book explains it step by step.This 25th Anniversary Edition preserves the original book's text, so you can see for yourself how accurate its social predictions were. You will also find a new Preface and Afterthoughts dealing with such topics as Home Business (what kind NOT to start), TV and the Internet (the latest research and some suggestions), Fruitfulness (why "trusting God for your family size" is not a "baby derby"), Modesty (it's important, but it's not about skirt lengths), and where the Patriarchy movement has veered off-course (starting with its name!).Just as thought-provoking as the original edition, the 25th Anniversary Edition of The Way Home brings the Bible's message on family and social roles to an entire new generation of Christian women.
Categories: Bible and feminism

The Point of View of the Universe

The Point of View of the Universe

As before, if you choose to continue with your program you will return to your life as you know it with no ... you are simply told that you can go back to reality, but not given any information about what reality will be like for you.

Author: Katarzyna de Lazari-Radek

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191022425

Category: Philosophy

Page: 320

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What does the idea of taking 'the point of view of the universe' tell us about ethics? The great nineteenth-century utilitarian Henry Sidgwick used this metaphor to present what he took to be a self-evident moral truth: the good of one individual is of no more importance than the good of any other. Ethical judgments, he held, are objective truths that we can know by reason. The ethical axioms he took to be self-evident provide a foundation for utilitarianism. He supplements this foundation with an argument that nothing except states of consciousness have ultimate value, which led him to hold that pleasure is the only thing that is intrinsically good. Are these claims defensible? Katarzyna de Lazari-Radek and Peter Singer test them against a variety of views held by contemporary writers in ethics, and conclude that they are. This book is therefore a defence of objectivism in ethics, and of hedonistic utilitarianism. The authors also explore, and in most cases support, Sidgwick's views on many other key questions in ethics: how to justify an ethical theory, the significance of an evolutionary explanation of our moral judgments, the choice between preference-utilitarianism and hedonistic utilitarianism, the conflict between self-interest and universal benevolence, whether something that it would be wrong to do openly can be right if kept secret, how demanding utilitarianism is, whether we should discount the future, or favor those who are worse off, the moral status of animals, and what is an optimum population.
Categories: Philosophy

Leonora Carrington Living Legacies

Leonora Carrington  Living Legacies

Going back to the text we can observe that Carrington presents her future entry – as saviour of the world who has incorporated various deities ... This awareness again triggers the reader's expectation that she might return to reality.

Author: Ailsa Cox

Publisher: Vernon Press

ISBN: 9781622739080

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 244

View: 764

The English born artist and writer Leonora Carrington (1917–2011) has received much critical acclaim and achieved stellar status in Mexico, where she lived and worked for most of her life, having fled Europe via Spain in tormenting circumstances. Leonora Carrington: Living Legacies brings together a collection of chapters that constitute a range of artistic, scholarly and creative responses to the realm of Carrington emphasizing how her work becomes a medium, a milieu, and a provocation for new thinking, being and imagining in the world. The diversity of contributions from scholars, early career researchers, and artists, include unpublished papers, interviews, creative provocations, and writing from practice-led interventions. Collectively they explore, question, and enable new ways of thinking with Carrington’s legacy. Wishing to expand on recent important scholarly publications by established Carrington researchers which have brought historical and international significance to the artist’s legacy, this volume offers new perspectives on the artist’s relevance in feminist thinking and artistic methodologies. Conscious of Carrington’s reluctance to engage in critical analysis of her artwork we have approached this scholarly task through a lens of give and return that the artist herself musingly articulates in her 1965 mock-manifesto Jezzamathatics: “I was decubing the root of a Hyperbollick Symposium … when the latent metamorphosis blurted the great unexpected shriek into something between a squeak and a smile. IT GAVE, so to speak, in order to return.” (Aberth, 2010:149). In adopting her playful conjecture, this publication seeks to bring Carrington and her work to further prominence.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography



War is the only reality . " Bewildered , I forced my eyes to focus on the unending blue of the ocean below us . I closed my eyes — hard . Soon I was fast asleep . My mind took me back to Vietnam , back to my men , back to the bush ...

Author: Barry L. Goodson

Publisher: University of North Texas Press

ISBN: 1574410040

Category: History

Page: 306

View: 954

Based on actual experiences during Barry Goodson's tour of duty in Vietnam from July of 1968 to June of 1969, CAP Mot is the riveting story of one Marine Special Forces unit: "CAP" for "Combined Action Program," and "Mot" for the word "one" in the Vietnamese language. A CAP unit was comprised of six to eight men who lived in the jungles of Vietnam with no firebase or compound for security. Their responsibilities were two-fold. They were to become involved in the everyday life of the Vietnamese villagers, helping them in everything from farming to healing their sick. They were also instructed to help train a new generation of PFs - Popular Forces soldiers - young Vietnamese men committed to fighting the NVA (North Vietnamese Army) and other forces of Communism. In reality, the "help" went both ways. PF soldiers taught the marines basic jungle survival skills such as how to locate and defuse booby traps and how to cover their bodies with water buffalo dung to keep the mosquitoes away. Ordinary villagers like Mamasan Tou would set up a security network so the CAP marines could afford the occasional luxury of a nap or a few minutes to write a letter home. The only time a CAP marine left the jungle was when he was rotating home, wounded or dead. Goodson's thirteen-month tour of duty was almost over when he was wounded. He spent several weeks in various hospitals before going home, and facing a whole different kind of battle there.
Categories: History




Author: Arto Annila

Publisher: Privus Press

ISBN: 9789529433650

Category: Science

Page: 476

View: 306

WHAT IS TIME? WHAT IS SPACE? WHAT IS MATTER? WHAT IS LIFE? seem unrelated questions, but take a look and find answers to many foundational questions, from elementary particles to the expanding universe and from the evolution of biotas to the ascent of cultures, through the scientific insight that everything that exists deep down comprises quanta of light.
Categories: Science

The Devil Sure Does

The Devil Sure Does

And it mightjust be, that bug powder, or heroin, or weep-its, it might just be narcotics are a way to get back to reality. Or get back at reality, as Lee would say, for being so darn boring. And the saffron-colored dust he loves to ...

Author: Vincent Robillard

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781465374516

Category: Fiction

Page: 233

View: 967

The Devil Sure Does or the mischiefs and misadventures of a mythomaniac globe-trotting thief in search for his true identity is a maze of memories which carries the reader from Alaska to New Orleans to New Delhi and The Parisian Catacombs through the eyes of a diabolical and hyperbolical anti-hero on run as he recalls the fleeting moments and the significant murders of his decadent life. To be read at the second degree with a grain of salt and at your own risk.
Categories: Fiction

Grace Favor From Prison to Paid Vol I

Grace   Favor  From Prison to Paid Vol  I

BACK TO REALITY Monday morning it was back to reality. I woke up looking at the ceiling and suddenly remembered that I was back at the Federal Prison Camp. The following Monday I would be headed on over to boot camp.

Author: Letitia Scott-Jackson


ISBN: 9780359948222

Category: Religion

Page: 84

View: 927

Categories: Religion

Psychology For Dummies

Psychology For Dummies

As Sybil switches back and forth between personalities, the therapist begins to gain some insight as to how Field's character could ... However, a group of people have managed to “break free” from the matrix and “come back” to reality, ...

Author: Adam Cash

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119700296

Category: Psychology

Page: 416

View: 786

Find out what makes you—and everyone else—tick Psychology For Dummies takes you on the challenging and thrilling adventure into the astonishing science of why we do the things we do. Along the way you’ll find out how psychology helps us improve our relationships, make better decisions, be more effective in our careers, and avoid stress and mental illness in difficult times. In a friendly, jargon-free style, clinical psychologist and teacher Adam Cash uses practical examples to delve deep into the maze of the human mind: from the basic hardware, software, and "wetware" of our brains to the mysteries of consciousness and the murkier reaches of abnormal behavior. He also provides profound insights into our wants and needs, the differences between psychological approaches, and how positive psychology can help you lead the “good life” that fulfills you most. Gain insights into identity and the self Cope with stress and illness Maintain psychological health Make informed choices when seeking counseling Whether you’re new to the unconscious or an established devotee of Freud and pharmacology, Psychology For Dummies is your essential guide to the examined life—and what can make it even more worth living!
Categories: Psychology