Secret Gardens, Satanic Mills

Placing Girls in European History, 1750-1960

Author: Mary Jo Maynes,Birgitte Søland,Christina Benninghaus

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253217103

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

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The book offers the history of European girlhood from 1750 to 1960. It covers issues in the lives of girls, from sexuality and leisure to social roles in the family and the economy. Discussed is their importance in European economics and culture. It also identifies cultural and temporal differences within the European experience, particularly with regard to the spaces girls occupied.

The Secret History of Marvel Comics

Jack Kirby and the Moonlighting Artists at Martin Goodman's Empire

Author: Blake Bell,Michael J. Vassallo

Publisher: Fantagraphics Books

ISBN: 1606995529

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

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The Secret History of Marvel Comics digs back to the 1930s when Marvel Comics wasn't just a comic-book producing company. Marvel Comics owner Martin Goodman had tentacles into a publishing world that might have made that era’s conservative American parents lynch him on his front porch. Marvel was but a small part of Goodman’s publishing empire, which had begun years before he published his first comic book. Goodman mostly published lurid and sensationalistic story books (known as “pulps”) and magazines, featuring sexually-charged detective and romance short fiction, and celebrity gossip scandal sheets. And artists like Jack Kirby, who was producing Captain America for eight-year-olds, were simultaneously dipping their toes in both ponds. The Secret History of Marvel Comics tells this parallel story of 1930s/40s Marvel Comics sharing offices with those Goodman publications not quite fit for children. The book also features a comprehensive display of the artwork produced for Goodman’s other enterprises by Marvel Comics artists such as Jack Kirby and Joe Simon, Alex Schomburg, Bill Everett, Al Jaffee, and Dan DeCarlo, plus the very best pulp artists in the field, including Norman Saunders, John Walter Scott, Hans Wesso, L.F. Bjorklund, and Marvel Comics #1 cover artist Frank R. Paul. Goodman’s magazines also featured cover stories on celebrities such as Jackie Gleason, Elizabeth Taylor, Liberace, and Sophia Loren, as well as contributions from famous literary and social figures such as Isaac Asimov, Theodore Sturgeon, and L. Ron Hubbard.

The Hex Files

The Goth Bible

Author: Mick Mercer

Publisher: Trafalgar Square Publishing


Category: Arts, Modern

Page: 188

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The Long Southern Strategy

How Chasing White Voters in the South Changed American Politics

Author: Angie Maxwell,Todd Shields

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190265973

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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The Southern Strategy is traditionally understood as a Goldwater and Nixon-era effort by the Republican Party to win over disaffected white voters in the Democratic stronghold of the American South. To realign these voters with the GOP, the party abandoned its past support for civil rights and used racially coded language to capitalize on southern white racial angst. However, that decision was but one in a series of decisions the GOP made not just on race, but on feminism and religion as well, in what Angie Maxwell and Todd Shields call the "Long Southern Strategy." In the wake of Second-Wave Feminism, the GOP dropped the Equal Rights Amendment from its platform and promoted traditional gender roles in an effort to appeal to anti-feminist white southerners, particularly women. And when the leadership of the Southern Baptist Convention became increasingly fundamentalist and politically active, the GOP tied its fate to the Christian Right. With original, extensive data on national and regional opinions and voting behavior, Maxwell and Shields show why all three of those decisions were necessary for the South to turn from blue to red. To make inroads in the South, however, GOP politicians not only had to take these positions, but they also had to sell them with a southern "accent." Republicans embodied southern white culture by emphasizing an "us vs. them" outlook, preaching absolutes, accusing the media of bias, prioritizing identity over the economy, encouraging defensiveness, and championing a politics of retribution. In doing so, the GOP nationalized southern white identity, rebranded itself to the country at large, and fundamentally altered the vision and tone of American politics.

Headpress Guide to the Counter Culture

A Sourcebook for Modern Readers

Author: Temple Drake,David Kerekes

Publisher: Critical Vision

ISBN: 9781900486354

Category: Education

Page: 256

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An indispensable sampling of the vast assortment of publications which exist as an adjunct to the mainstream press, or which promote themes and ideas that may be defined as pop culture, alternative, underground or subversive. Updated and revised from the pages of the critically acclaimed Headpress journal, this is an enlightened and entertaining guide to the counter culture - including everything from cult film, music, comics and cutting-edge fiction, by way of its books and zines, with contact information accompanying each review.

Perspectives on the Renaissance Medal

Author: Stephen K. Scher

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780815320746

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 240

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The papers published in this book were delivered at two conferences held in conjunction with the exhibition, " The Currency of Fame: Portrait Medals of the Renaissance"