The collaboration with director Johan Renck on the video for 'Blackstar' had a starting point in late July 2015, while the track itself was undergoing finishing touches. It was Renck who initially reached out to the Bowie camp, ...
Author: Leah Kardos
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Blackstar Theory takes a close look at David Bowie's ambitious last works: his surprise 'comeback' project The Next Day (2013), the off-Broadway musical Lazarus (2015) and the album that preceded the artist's death in 2016 by two days, Blackstar. The book explores the swirl of themes that orbit and entangle these projects from a starting point in musical analysis and features new interviews with key collaborators from the period: producer Tony Visconti, graphic designer Jonathan Barnbrook, musical director Henry Hey, saxophonist Donny McCaslin and assistant sound engineer Erin Tonkon. These works tackle the biggest of ideas: identity, creativity, chaos, transience and immortality. They enact a process of individuation for the Bowie meta-persona and invite us to consider what happens when a star dies. In our universe, dying stars do not disappear - they transform into new stellar objects, remnants and gravitational forces. The radical potential of the Blackstar is demonstrated in the rock star supernova that creates a singularity resulting in cultural iconicity. It is how a man approaching his own death can create art that illuminates the immortal potential of all matter in the known universe.
This is not to say that these approaches are not useful; indeed, social movement theory has proven invaluable in improving our understanding of domestic black political movements. Resource mobilization theory, in particular, ...
Author: Ramla M. Bandele
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Category: Social Science
This book describes how the first African American mass political organization was able to gain support from throughout the African diaspora to finance the Black Star Line, a black merchant marine that would form the basis of an enclave economy after World War I. Ramla M. Bandele explores the concept of diaspora itself and how it has been applied to the study of émigré and other ethnic networks. In characterizing the historical and political context of the Black Star Line, Bandele analyzes the international political economy during 1919-25 and considers the black politics of the era, focusing particularly on Marcus Garvey's Universal Negro Improvement Association for its creation of the Black Star Line. She offers an in-depth case study of the Black Star Line as an instance of the African diaspora attempting to link communities and carry out a transnational political and economic project. Arguing that ethnic networks can be legitimate actors in international politics and economics, Bandele also suggests, however, that activists in any given diaspora do not always function as a unit.
A Review of Leadership Theory and Competency Frameworks. ... Blackstar. On: Blackstar. ISO/RCA/Columbia/Sony. Bowles, S. and Gintis, H., 1976. Schooling in Capitalist America. London: Routledge. Boyle, D. (director) and Colson, ...
Author: Andy Cramp
Doing Theory on Education explores key debates using examples from contemporary media and popular culture to guide Education Studies students through the perennial debates that surround teaching and learning. Aimed at undergraduates, postgraduates and teachers in education settings, it uses over seventy popular culture texts from television, music, videogames, fiction, film, architecture, social media, the press and art to illuminate important issues and make the critical theory that underpins educational debates more accessible and engaging. Each chapter also offers essential background knowledge and historical perspective and includes reflective activities to help you develop a critical approach, enabling you to argue your own point of view with confidence and consider where issues may progress to in the future. It examines core issues such as: Class and educational choice Learning styles Testing and assessment What counts as knowledge Leadership and professionalism Education students and those in education settings often struggle to see the value of theory. Doing Theory on Education: Using Popular Culture to Explore Key Debates is an accessible text designed for educationalists who want to put theory to work as an active strategy for influencing thinking and practice.
“Blackstar” is a continuation of that endeavor as he seemed “endlessly determined to insert himself into the canon of ... First, the black star, part of semi-classical gravity theory, is a collapsing star like a black hole but with a ...
Author: Lori A. Burns
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Music videos promote popular artists in cultural forms that circulate widely across social media networks. With the advent of YouTube in 2005 and the proliferation of handheld technologies and social networking sites, the music video has become available to millions worldwide, and continues to serve as a fertile platform for the debate of issues and themes in popular culture. This volume of essays serves as a foundational handbook for the study and interpretation of the popular music video, with the specific aim of examining the industry contexts, cultural concepts, and aesthetic materials that videos rely upon in order to be both intelligible and meaningful. Easily accessible to viewers in everyday life, music videos offer profound cultural interventions and negotiations while traversing a range of media forms. From a variety of unique perspectives, the contributors to this volume undertake discussions that open up new avenues for exploring the creative changes and developments in music video production. With chapters that address music video authorship, distribution, cultural representations, mediations, aesthetics, and discourses, this study signals a major initiative to provide a deeper understanding of the intersecting and interdisciplinary approaches that are invoked in the analysis of this popular and influential musical form.
One was the incapacity of the C.P.P. to unite theory with practice. This was not for lack of theorizing, at least on Nkrumah's part. He devoted a great personal effort to explaining the theory of possible social change in Ghana, ...
Author: Basil Davidson
Category: Political Science
This book provides a balanced view about a charismatic leader, Kwame Nkrumah during an exciting period of history in Ghana. It discusses the failure of Nkrumah's means and abilities to meet the challenge of his aims from the standpoint of Ghana's welfare.
In writing, performance and production, Blackstar's tenminute title track is among the most accomplished, adventurous and exquisitely beautiful pieces of ... Theories will doubtless abound for as long as people listen to David Bowie's.
Author: Nicholas Pegg
Publisher: Titan Books
Category: Biography & Autobiography
THE ULTIMATE EDITION – EXPANDED AND UPDATED WITH MORE THAN 70,000 WORDS OF NEW MATERIAL Critically acclaimed in its previous editions, The Complete David Bowie is recognized as the foremost source of analysis and information on every facet of Bowie’s work. The A-Z of songs and the day-by-day dateline are the most complete ever published. From his boyhood skiffle performance at the 18th Bromley Scouts’ Summer Camp, to the majesty of his final masterpiece Blackstar, every aspect of David Bowie’s extraordinary career is explored and dissected by Nicholas Pegg’s unrivalled combination of in-depth knowledge and penetrating insight. The Albums – detailed production history and analysis of every album. The Songs – hundreds of individual entries reveal the facts and anecdotes behind not just the famous recordings, but also the most obscure of unreleased rarities – from ‘Absolute Beginners’ to ‘Ziggy Stardust’, from ‘Abdulmajid’ to ‘Zion’. The Tours – set-lists and histories of every live show. The Actor – a complete guide to Bowie’s career on stage and screen. Plus – the videos, the BBC radio sessions, the paintings, the internet and much more.
Author: Leonard Hunter YoungPublish On: 2008-10-01
Over the few preceding years his father had developed a theory about Black Star beer. Every Christmas that they were abroad there was a round of Christmas parties, which the Europeans generally tried to make as traditional as possible.
Author: Leonard Hunter Young
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing
In West Africa, a small white boy grows up as colonial rule gives way to African independence. Sharply observed, the various themes are shrewdly woven together in an enchanting tapestry of Africa as it was.
Author: Jr. John W. CampbellPublish On: 2016-01-21
“This attack from outer space was immediately taken as proof of that theory, and it was very easily supported, too. My one good point that stood for any length of time under their attacks was the fact that those ships weren't developed ...
Author: Jr. John W. Campbell
Publisher: VM eBooks
INTRODUCTION These stories were written nearly a quarter of a century ago, for the oldAmazing Stories magazine. The essence of any magazine is not its name, but its philosophy, its purpose. That old Amazing Stories is long since gone; the magazine of the same name today is as different as the times today are different from the world of 1930. Science-fiction was new, in 1930; atomic energy was a dream we believed in, and space-travel was something we tried to understand better. Today, science-fiction has become a broad field, atomic energy—despite the feelings of many present adults!—is no dream. (Nor is it a nightmare; it is simply a fact, and calling it a nightmare is another form of effort to push it out of reality.) In 1930, the only audience for science-fiction was among those who were still young enough in spirit to be willing to hope and speculate on a new and wider future—and in 1930 that meant almost nothing but teen-agers. It meant the brightest group of teen-agers, youngsters who were willing toplay with ideas and understandings of physics and chemistry and astronomy that most of their contemporaries considered “too hard work.” I grew up with that group; the stories I wrote over the years, and, later, the stories I bought for Astounding Science Fiction changed and grew more mature too. Astounding Science Fiction today has many of the audience that read those early stories; they're not high school and college students any more, of course, but professional engineers, technologists and researchers now. Naturally, for them we need a totally different kind of story. In growing with them, I and my work had to lose much of the enthusiastic scope that went with the earlier science fiction.
Morey could develop the mathematical theory of a hypothesis far more readily than Arcot could. ... Since Arcotjunior's invention of the multiple calculus, many new ramifications of old theories had been attained, and many developments ...
Author: John Campbell
Publisher: eStar Books
The arrival of an unseen dark sun whose attendant marauders aimed at the very end of civilization in this Solar System....
used to the rays of a sun, they still insisted on the theory of an outer planet of Sol. “You remember,” explained Arcot, “several years ago there was considerable discussion about the existence of a planet still further out from the sun ...
Author: John W Campbell Jr
The Black Star Passes - A sky pirate with superior weapons of his own invention. First contact with an alien race dangerous enough to threaten the safety of two planets. The arrival of a dark sun whose attendant marauders aimed at the very end of civilization in this Solar System. Islands of Space - As Earth's spaceship hung in the void between galaxies, they could see below the mass of stars that formed their own island universe. They raced through the darkness of space. But suddenly they saw two shining ships paralleling their course! Invaders from the Infinite - The scientific trio challenged by the most ruthless aliens in all the universes, blasted off on an intergalactic search for defenses. Worlds were visited, secrets unleashed, and turned to mighty weapons of intense force - and still the enemy seemed to grow in power . The Earth team hurled bolt after bolt of pure ravening energy - until it appeared that the universe itself might end in one final flare of furious torrential power.