The Process Genre

Cinema and the Aesthetic of Labor

Author: Salomé Aguilera Skvirsky

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 1478007079

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 336

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From IKEA assembly guides and “hands and pans” cooking videos on social media to Mister Rogers's classic factory tours, representations of the step-by-step fabrication of objects and food are ubiquitous in popular media. In The Process Genre Salomé Aguilera Skvirsky introduces and theorizes the process genre—a heretofore unacknowledged and untheorized transmedial genre characterized by its representation of chronologically ordered steps in which some form of labor results in a finished product. Originating in the fifteenth century with machine drawings, and now including everything from cookbooks to instructional videos and art cinema, the process genre achieves its most powerful affective and ideological results in film. By visualizing technique and absorbing viewers into the actions of social actors and machines, industrial, educational, ethnographic, and other process films stake out diverse ideological positions on the meaning of labor and on a society's level of technological development. In systematically theorizing a genre familiar to anyone with access to a screen, Skvirsky opens up new possibilities for film theory.

1,001 ACT Practice Problems For Dummies

Author: Lisa Zimmer Hatch,Scott A. Hatch

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119275458

Category: Study Aids

Page: 528

View: 7329


1,001 ACT questions with step-by-step solutions Ready to take the ACT? No sweat! With 1,001 ACT Practice Questions For Dummies you get 1,001 opportunities to prepare for the test. Complete with detailed, step-by-step solutions, each practice ACT question gets you one step closer to a great score on the most popular college admissions test—and getting into the school of your dreams. Practice your way to ACT test-taking perfection with the help of For Dummies! Includes one-year access to practice questions online Offers 1,001 practice questions—from easy to hard Tracks your progress, so you can see where you need more help and create your own question sets Provides detailed, step-by-step answers and explanations for every question If you're a student with college in your sights, 1,001 ACT Practice Questions For Dummies sets you up for success!

My Friend, Sleep

Author: Teresa Paiva,Helena Rebelo Pinto

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1456789902


Page: 68

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The Book Story: Once upon a time there was a family, father, mother and 3 kids, who did not sleep well. They were the Sparrows. Everything went wrong in their lives. Sorrows, whispers, lapses, fights and discussions were frequent and unpleasant. In despair they called Granny, since she knew things from the good old days. Granny came with a smile, bringing with her the enchanted world of Mister Sleep and his friends. Mister Sleep knew lots of magic tricks. Along with him, there were also fairs that could tell the children the proper bedtime and make them grow while asleep, becoming smarter and stronger. With Mister Sleep there were also some amazing guys who balanced children bodies and minds so that they learned more, ate better, were keen at sports, and most of all were quieter and happier. The Sparrows learned how to sleep, and discovered the pleasures of the trip with Mister Sleep. The Sparrow family smiled for their new life. This is the story of this book, in which science, magic and poetry play together a beautiful and realistic song. The Book framework: Sleep reduction, currently observed in all continents, increases significantly the risks of: hypertension, coronary disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity, insomnia, depression, cancer, accidents and premature death. Both together, Teresa Paiva and Helena Rebelo Pinto, worried with the terrible sleep habits of nowadays children and adolescents and the corresponding long term negative and deleterious impact upon youngsters physical, cognitive and emotional health, implemented a national program to raise sufficient awareness to change habits in significant proportions: it is called the "Sleep and School Project". As a theoretical and conceptual backbone three books were written, each for a specific youngster's age. All of them are nowadays included in the National Reading Plan for Portuguese Schools. This book represents both a tool for teachers and parents and an enjoyment for children.

Coopers International Journal

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Publisher: N.A



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Vols. -27, no. 5, -May 1918 include a section in German; the section from Feb. 1903-May 1918 has title: Die Internationale Küfer-Zeitung.